Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to All!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

We are so grateful this year to be celebrating the holiday season a little differently - as a mama & daddy with our own little miracle.  We are so blessed to have Olivia in our life and what an amazing holiday it's been celebrating and seeing things through the eyes of our child.

We also have 2 sets of grandparents that are celebrating with us this year.  Below is the Christmas card from Livy to her Grandma Horses.

It's also Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Blog, so I thought I'd share with you this adorable little Kidz Oldie.

Papers - PTI print & cardstock
Tools - MS border punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles & dimensionals

From Our Home to Yours - we wish you all a very Happy Holiday and a prosperous 2015!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Last Day of Chaos!!

Happy Friday - and the last day of the Bugaboo Stamps Christmas Chaos celebration!  We're getting ready for our annual cookie exchange and holiday brunch, or this year Livy's first cookie party.  Lots of cookie making going on around here!!!!
However, we had a few quick minutes to whip up a clean and simple Christmas card for the grandparents.  It may not look simple, but in relation to what I usually create, it's VERY simple!

Papers - PTI print & cardstock
Tools - MS border punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles & dimensionals

You can check out the creations from the rest of the team by visiting The Bug Blog.  Be sure to play along for your chance to win!
Hugs & Happy days!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Oldie Bug Goodie - Critters

We continue to celebrate our Christmas Chaos week and today, we've got a Christmas Critter day challenge.

Our Christmas Critter?  A cute teddy bear that adorns the top of Livy's first Cookie Party Invitation.

We'll be making lots of cookies this week and celebrating with lots of special ladies in Livy's life for brunch on Sunday.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas Teddy 2 Ornaments
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Computer Generated "Olivia's First Holiday Brunch & Cookie Party" and Stickles

We'll be sure to share with you the cookie recipes Livy and I land on.  We're thinking the Chocolate Peppermint cookies are a definite, but we're still up in the air about the other few recipes.  Stay tuned!

Bop on over to The Bug Blog and keep playing along with our Chaos this week!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Anything But a Card @ Bugaboo

It's another Anything But a Card day at Bugaboo and Yep, you guessed it - More Onsies for Baby Livy!

With the way she goes through clothes some days, you can NEVER have TOO many onsies.  Am I Right or Am I Right Mom's out there??

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - r
Tools - GIMP to color the image & mirror it, Transfer Paper & Iron
Extra STUFF - Baby Onsie

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other ABC items the girlies from the team created today and be sure to mark your calendar for this Saturday when the week of Christmas Chaos begins!  You won't want to miss the creative craziness!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Do you have any 'tovers after Turkey Day?
Well, today we have a new challenge at The Bug Blog.
It's all about using your LEFTOVERS - or scraps you may call them.  We call 'em 'tovers in our house.  :)
Use ONLY paper scraps from another project - no new pieces of paper.
Here's my 'Tover project....
Papers - Miscellaneous Scraps left over from previous projects
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Velvet Ribbon in my scrappy bucket, Dimensionals, Doodling & BLING

I'm off to get ready for our FIRST Family Turkey Day after Turkey Day dinner with all our family and munchkin.

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the 'Tovers fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

OBG - Thankful edition

Happy Turkey Day for those who are celebrating today!

We have SO MANY things to be thankful for this year.
Each Other, Our new addition, our Family, Friends and our Health!

We are truly blessed by all the things we have been given!

I don't have a Turkey Day themed project today since I showed you a few of those earlier this month - but how about a THANK YOU card - kind of fitting, don't you think?
Papers - Bazzill & Kraft from my stash
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, Dimensionals, PTI sentiment and Stazon Jet Black Ink

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Turkey Day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Thank You!

Gotta keep that collection of Baby Thank You cards stocked up.
Here's a little oldie for ya!
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Dimensionals, Stickles, PTI Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment

You can pick up this super cute Mini Set by visiting the Bugaboo Stamps Store and just a few clicks of your mouse!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - Thank You!

It's another Oldie But Goodie Thursday - and here's a little Thank You note I whipped up - 
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin (prints), Kraft & PTI Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Nesties
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, Doodling, Bling, Dimensionals, Stickles & PTI Raspberry Fizz ink

Thanks for stoppin' by today.  Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out the other oldies that have been unearthed.  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Catch The Bug - FOOD Challenge

We LOVE Food at our house!  So of course, I had to join in on today's challenge over at The Bug Blog!

So, every year for Thanksgiving we host our 'Turkey Day After Dinner' the Saturday after Turkey day.  Because we have family that comes in from out of town, Turkey Day After is perfect!  
This year it will definitely be a bit different with our little Jelly Bean in the house, but we'll ALL be Gobblin' till we're Wobblin!  :)

So, here's my FOOD creation for today - our annual Turkey Day Invite!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Jar - Autumn
Papers - Kraft, PTI Cardstock and Doodlebug Design on the backside of this invite
Tooks - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated invite, Dimensionals (the jar is popped up on dots) and Doodling

So, head on over to The Bug Blog and join the FOODY Fun!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge @ Bugaboo Stamps

It's an Anything Goes Challenge over at The Bug Blog and today, we're breakin' out the Munchkin Turkey Day card for our little Jelly Beans special card box. 

We can hardly believe she's 7 weeks old already - it seems like time is just flying!!!
I'm not sure if it's the sleepless nights - though we can't complain, she's a really good baby and gives us 3-5 hour sleep blocks at night most nights and a good 3-4 hour nappy block during the day (yes, we are LUCKY!!!).  Or just that we should be sleeping when she's sleeping, but she's just such an amazing gift neither one of us can help but stare at her as she sleeps peacefully!

So here's the Turkey Day card for our little Munchkin - 
Papers - Doodlebug Design prints, Kraft & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling & Computer generated sentiment

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes Challenge!
You never know, you could be our winner this week and add some amazing new images to your Bugaboo collection.
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our Nephew Colin!
He'll be celebrating tomorrow!
So, a little Oldie But Goodie for his birthday card - I've been wanting to use this cute image, but haven't had a chance to until now!
Oldie but Cutie I say!
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin, including Bazzill cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, BB's & Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies the girls are bustin' out today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - Thank You!

We're dusting off the oldies today at The Bug Blog and I opted for this Dragonflies oldie.
Perfect for a simple little thank you note!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dragonflies
Papers - Doodlebug Design, Kraft & PTI cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, PTI Ink, Miscellaneous sentiment stam, Doodling & BLING

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today.
We're gearing up for Baby's First Halloween in our house, so everything has to be JUST right!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anything But a Card

And of course, it's another cute baby onsie!
Somehow or another, around Easter this year, my father in law began calling our little Jelly Bean, Jolene Marie (of course this was not one of the names on our 'going to the hospital list'). So, it has been a running joke in our family - "Why does Grandpa keep calling me Jolene Marie?"

So, of course, we had to have a funny onsie that we gave my father in law for Father's Day and with some of the cute Bugaboo Stamps flowers, it tuned out super cute!!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Set - Flower Garden
Tools - Iron & Computer/GIMP program to color and print
Extra STUFF - Iron on transfer Paper

Visit The Bug Blog and see what a few of the other girls did for our ABC day - it's amazing some of the stuff that comes from thinking outside the box!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Theme Challenge @ Bugaboo

Today's Theme Challenge - FALL - only fitting, don't you think since the smell of fall is in the air, the crisp apples are ready to be picked from the orchards, the smell of fresh cider and donuts linger in the air and the leaves on the trees are beginning to change, yep, Fall is definitely here in the mid-west!

Well, here is my take on today's challenge - A little Fall Edward & Friends for our little Jelly Bean!
Papers - Doodlebug Design prints and Miscellaneous cardstocks from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punches
Extra STUFF - Burlap, Doodling, dimensionals & blingged out flower center

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the Fall themed fun.  If you play along, you've got the change to WIN WIN WIN.  If you don't play, you can't win......

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Anything Goes - Does My Butt Look Big?

How's about another cute onsie for today's Anything Goes at Bugaboo Stamps & The Bug Blog??

Another cutie for our girl......I just LOVE the little zebra print diaper!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cow Baby
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color image & mirror text, Iron On paper & Iron

Visit The Bug Blog and join the FUN!!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Humor Me Wednesday

Happy Birthday first to my WONDERFUL Hubby and New Daddy from his little Jelly Bean!
The first event we're celebrating as a Family!  

So, what other things could we possibly be celebrating today at The Bug Blog on this Humor Me Wednesday?
How about Name Your Cat day?  :)

That silly little holiday that is actually celebrated tomorrow inspired this cute little Youer than You - Cat in the Hat tiny tee for Jelly Bean!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cat in Hat - Youer than You
Tools - GIMP to color the image, Iron & Iron on Paper

So, what silly holiday might you be celebrating this week??
Visit The Bug Blog and see what other holidays the girls on the team are celebrating today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jelly Bean's First Halloween

So our little Jelly Bean has finally arrived - nearly 2 weeks late, but she's HERE!
And what an amazing addition she is to our lives!

So because I don't have much time, I wanted to quickly share with you the Bugaboo Stamps Photo Challenge this week.

When I see apples and changing leaves, not only do I think of Fall, but automatically one of my favorite holidays - HALLOWEEN!

Only fitting to whip up a first Halloween card for our little princess.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bobblehead hween Princess
Papers - Doodlebug Design & Miscellaneous Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Doodling & Bling

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Fall Photo fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Birthday

My hubby will be celebrating his first birthday as a Daddy on October 1.

So, today is a perfect day to share this Oldie But Goodie Daddy Birthday Card from Miss Jelly Bean!
Papers - Miscellaneous Scraps from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Brads, Dimensionals & Stickles

Not quite sure how we'll celebrate this year, but I'm sure it will be capped off with a midnight feeding and diaper change by one of both of us.  :)

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other oldies the ladies dusted off, AND, if you haven't joined the Stella Says Sketch challenge, join the FUN (and maybe be one of our winners!!!)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stella Says Sketch - Birthday

It's a Stella Says Sketch Sunday and yup, another Birthday Card here from paradise (in between feedings, book reading & diapers).

But what a WONDERFUL adventure we're enjoying!
Papers - PTI Print & Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties, EK Success Border Punch & CM Corner Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Dimensionals & BLING

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Stella Says Sketch Challenge fun!
Play along for your chance to add some Bugaboo images to your collection!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Birthday!

Lots of Birthdays to share and today is a PERFECT day to share one since it's an oldie but goodie that I dusted off.

Hubby's cousin's little girl who is almost 1 year to the day older than our jelly bean celebrated her first birthday the end of August.
Of course, we had to have a 1st birthday card to accompany the gift!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peeker Numbers One
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extras STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Dimensionals & Chalk Box White Ink
Visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies are making an appearance today!
You'll be inspired!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby Shower Thank Yous

So, I was a bit OCD when it came to our baby shower - after nearly 11 years of waiting for our little Jelly Bean and her being likely our first and only, everything had to be perfect!  

We were surrounded by all our wonderful family and friends and enjoyed a lovely day in mid-July at Canterbury Village....where coincidentally, my husband proposed years ago, we ALMOST had our wedding here and it is also where we also had our maternity photos taken.  This place has a big place in our hearts!  :)

Needless to say, everything had to be perfect - including the invites and thank you cards (OF COURSE)!

Because there was just no way I had the time to create the amount of invitations we needed (between getting taking naps - I know being pregnant is tough work, working full time, and getting ready for baby), we found these fabulous Vera Bradley paisley invites at Tiny Prints that Glen and I both loved and used them as the inspiration for the shower!

Of course, as you ally know, being crafty, a flat invitation just wouldn't do, so that's where the little blinged out butterfly came in.  My mom, mom in law and I spent a Sunday afternoon in late May punching out butterflies, adding the bling and attaching them to the invitations before they were mailed out to our guests.

And here's the 'help me build my library card we included with the invitations (we ALL love her library and the special books she received).
I DID however, have time to work on the thank you notes and I couldn't have been happier with how they turned out!
Something simple, but perfect!
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Butterfly Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer generated sentiment, Doodling, Dimensionals & BLING

And of course, a few pics from the Shower:
Grandma's to be with Glen & I (and the ginormous chair they had me sit in)
Scrapbook - write Baby K a note table 
Gift table for guests 
Lunch tables 
Flowers (can you believe these came from Kroger and cost next to nothing?!)
I LOVED the flowers!!!
We love the whole day - what an amazing celebration we had with our family and friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and oohing & aahing of baby shower 'stuff'.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, September 12, 2014

We're getting ready...

We're just waiting for her arrival so she can fill these cute little shoes.......
(and her mama can have her feet & ankles back :)
Hugs & Happy Days!