Friday, January 31, 2014

Freebie Friday: Fairy Heart

Happy Friday!!
And HAPPY Last day in January!

What do we have for you today?  
This super cute little Fairy Heart image from Bugaboo - PERFECT for some super sweet V-day cards!
I've got just a FEW Valentine's Day cards to create for the special kiddos in the family.
This is one of several, so hang on to your knickers for the next two weeks because you'll be seeing a lots hearts and the colors red & pink!
Papers - Doodlebug Design Prints, Coredinations & Kraft Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & Sizzix Scallop Border
Extra STUFF - Liquid Pearls, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Stickles & Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other fabulous creations our designers created!  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Oldie But Goodie at Bugaboo Stamps!

What Man doesn't like a Sexy Nurse when he's on the mend?  
Needles or not, you can't go wrong with this Sassy gal!
A great fit for today's Oldie But Goodie day at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps
Papers - Miscellaneous Pieces from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated sentiment, Dimensionals and Metal BLING

Visit The Bug Blog and see what the other girlies whipped up for today's OBG celebration!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stella Says Sketch @ Bugaboo

It's a Stella Says Sketch Sunday Challenge and here's to playing along!

After all the snow we've gotten in the last few weeks and BITTER cold weather, I'm IN THE MOOD for some BRIGHT SPRING colors!! 

So, here's my take on today's sketch...
Papers - Doodlebug Design Prints, Bazzill & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Blacnk Ink, Paper Smooches Sentiment, BLING, Dimensionals & Gel White Pen

Thanks so much for stoppin' and visiting today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Drum Roll Please...

Thanks to EVERYONE who joined the Bugaboo Birthday Celebration FUN this past week.  
What a blast we had!  
So, I wanted to announce the winner of this adorably cute Bird-day Bugaboo Image.

Can I get a Drum Roll Please......

And the Winner is - 
Kathy D

Kathy D - please leave me a comment here with your email addy and I'll get this image sent over to you this weekend.  (PS I have set my comments to moderation, so your email comment will remain private).

Thanks to everyone for joining the fun this week!
We hope you'll play along with us today - as we have a new challenge going on over at The Bug Blog.

Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bugaboo 4th Birthday HOP!

Hop, Hop, Hoppin - we hope you're enjoying the Bugaboo Stamps 4th Birthday Hop Celebration so far!
You should have arrived here from Miss Tammy's blog.
If you arrived here by being the lucky person you are and want to join the entire blog hop fun (there are prizes to be had!!!), go HERE to start the fun.

Leave a comment below in the comment section and YOU could WIN this image - FREE!!  Yep, I said FREE.  And I really mean FREE!  All you have to do is leave a little note in the comments section and after this week of Birthday Celebration, each of the Bugaboo designers will pick ONE commenter to win the image they used for their project!

Okay, back to the project - today's challenge is a Tic Tac Toe challenge, brought to you by our very own Gus!
Okay - now that we got all of that out of the way, here's a little Bird-Day Card using this sweet Birdday Greeting image from Bugaboo Stamps!
My Tic Tac Toe:  A Bugaboo Stamps Image, Cupcake & Scallops
So, here you go!
Papers - Miscellaneous from a paper stack, Kraft & Coredinations Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, Dimensionals & BLING

Okay, with all those details, leave a comment below and THEN head on over to our next stop on this  Birthday Celebration Hop......
And that stop would be......Angela Pruisman
So, get commentin' and hoppin'!
Happy 4th Birthday to Bugaboo Stamps!

Hugs & Happy Birthdays!

Birthday Freebie @ Bugaboo

How's about a super YUMMY Bugaboo Freebie to wrap up this week's 4th Birthday celebration?!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cupcake Tower
Papers - Scraps from my bin (including PTI & Kraft Cardstock)
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder & Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Doodling, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Paper Smooches sentiment & PTI Ink

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other creations our designers have whipped up with this great image.  Then, head over to the Bugaboo Store and get your copy!

AND, if you've been playing along with this weeks challenges, be sure to get them all wrapped up so you're eligible for the Grand Prizes we have available.
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kiddo Birthday Challenge

Let's PARTY today with another great Birthday Challenge at The Bug Blog.
Today - your challenge, should you decide to accept it - Make a birthday project for a KIDDO in your family.
This super cutie is perfect for our little nephew who will be turning 2 in May!  Nothing like working ahead!!
Papers - Doodlebug Design prints, PTI & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Doodling, BLING & Dimensionals

Have Kiddos in your family that could use a Birthday card - well, head over to The Bug Blog and join the Birthday celebration fun!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Birthday Release @ Bugaboo

How's about a new Birthday release for you from Bugaboo today?

Today's challenge??  
Use this super cute Birthday Girl image and BLING!!
Birthday Girl image - Check
Bling?  - Does a Bear Live in the woods (you thought I was going to say something else didn't ya?)
Here's today's New cutie!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bday Girl
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Liquid pearls, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stickles, Dimensionals & Pearls

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Birthday Celebration!
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, January 20, 2014

A little bit of Crazy Color....

and Zebra print to match!

It's a crazy color challenge today as we Celebrate Bugaboo Stamps 4th Birthday!

Lovin' the inspiration (and the zebra print too).
My take - a Birthday twist of course...
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Girlz Present
Papers - Zebra Print from my Scrappy bin & PTI cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Doodling & BLING
I use GIMP to add the zebra print to the present in the image.  :)

Lovin' the way this turned out.  Now to figure out who I'll send this Birthday wish to!

Head over to The Bug Blog and play along with today's color challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bugaboo Birthday Celebration - Sketch

We've got another Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Challenge for you.
Today - it's a sketch Challenge!
I think I've been spending too much time crafting with my mum - every time she creates a card, it involves some type of circle nestie with scallops (she loves her circled nesties!)
So, here's my take on the sketch....I LOVE the way it turned out!  
Totally A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!
Papers - Miscellaneous Scraps, Bazzill Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - Sizzix Scallop Die, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder & Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Paper Smooches Sentiment

Take yourself on over and join the Birthday fun!  
Remember, if you complete the Blog Hop & ALL the challenges this week, you could be our GRAND PRIZE winner which not only gets you BUNCHES of Bugaboo Stamps (of your choice) but also the opportunity to be one of our Bugaboo Guest Designers too!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Thursday

Another addition to my card stash.....of course, another sympathy card.
I swear, next week I'll have some happier cards!
I love these little butterflies though, and quite frankly, they could certainly be used for other types of cards (like the happier kind). :)
Papers - Kraft, Bazzill & Miscellaneous print from my Scrappy Paper Swap
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment stamp, Dimensionals & GIMP to color the three images via computer

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stella Says Sketch - Welcome 2014

Stella's back and she's got a NEW LOOK for 2014!

Complete with Animal Print!
Ready for a little sketchin?!
Here's my take on this simple but fun sketch...
Papers - PTI cardstock & Miscellaneous MME paper from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING, Paper Smooches Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Dimensionals

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the Stella Sketchy Fun!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Winter Wonderlandin' at The Bug!

Well, we're back with another Bugaboo Challenge.
Today, our challenge is a THEME challenge.

The Theme:  Winter Wonderland
I have a newly cleaned and PURGED studio (My Christmas present to myself), so the creatin' has been good!!
Amazing how sometimes a little organizing can lure that mojo right back where it belongs! :o)
Might have had something to do with the fact that we had a Christmas VACATION from work and got lots of our 'around the house' projects wrapped up too! :)

Of course, I digress (good to see that wasn't a New Years resolution I made :)
So, I just love the new Snowman Trio that Jodie has in the store!!  Today was the PERFECT time to get these three cuties out!  Cold chill & all!
Papers - MME - Colorful Christmas (discontinued and being hoarded!!!)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Dimensionals, BLING

Wanna come join the Winter Wonderland Party?!
Play along with us?
Head over to The Bug Blog to join the chilly fun!
Hugs & Happy Holidays!
Challenge Submissions:
Card Makin' Mamas - cards only  No.78 - (W2 of 2) -Anything Goes
Challenges and candies 2W , 3E No.25 - (W1 of 2) - Favourite Season
Digi Haven – 2W, 3E, must use a digi – (W1 of 2) - Baby It's Cold Outside
Totally Papercrafts W, 3E– No. 201 - Winter Wonderland

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Oldie But Goodie

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday!
A simple sympathy card for my stash.
Please note, I made a slight adjustment to the image and added the "With Deepest Sympathy" sentiment instead of the "You are in my thoughts and in my prayers" sentiment it came with.
Papers - Miscellaneous print from my stash, Kraft & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & Flat Backed Pearls

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog to see what's new....especially on Tuesdays & Friday's for our New Releases and Freebies!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Is it SPRING yet?!

So for the past few weeks in Michigan, we've been 'enjoying' the wintery stuff - 1/2 inch of ice on everything that could be covered.  Covered with snow.  Then we got the FREAKIN' Cold weather - temps below 0 and wind chills times 2 below zero.  

Well, this morning, we woke up to this.....

That's a new fresh coat of 4 inches of snow with another 5-7 that will begin arriving around 2 pm.  That's on top of the 6" of snow we got last week.  When all is said and done tonight, we'll have 10-12 inches of new snow on the ground.......I can hardly wait to try & drive into work tomorrow morning......UGH!

The bummer part?  Other than having to drive in rush hour traffic with this menacing white stuff.....along with all this snow the BEYOND FREAKIN' COLD temps will be arriving tonight with our high temperature tomorrow of a whoppin' 2 degrees F, if it even gets above 0 degrees F.  The low tomorrow night, -9 degrees F and that doesn't include any wind chill.  Add that in and they said it could feel like 40 below 0.  Yep, just a little too cold to go outside and make a snowman in the back yard.......

How long before SPRING arrives?!  
Hugs & hoping for Snow Free Days......

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Anything Goes at Bugaboo!

It's an Anything Goes Challenge today at Bugaboo!

I had to whip up this little ditty for my cuz Eric.  
Some days ON TOP of the "Patience Juice" as we call wine, this is needed to deal with his mom.
Papers - Bazzill & PTI from my stash and printed paper from the scrappy bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch & Scissors for Fussy Sutting
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & Glossy Accents

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes Fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First OBG of the Year!

Welcome to the FIRST Oldie But Goodie Thursday of 2014!
Since Christmas time was a bit crazy around our house (as I imagine it was around yours), there were lots of photos and projects I haven't yet had a chance to share.

Today's OBG is the Dottie - Cookie Tray, which I used for my Annual Cookie Exchange (you may remember the invites HERE).

Well, I thought I'd share the rest of the photos from the afternoon of Brunch & Sweets!
My Oldie But Goodie is this little sign to welcome the girlies to the party featuring this terrific Dottie - Cookie Tray Image from Bugaboo!

The Beverage Table (complete with Treat Bags for guests)

The BRUNCH table - can you say YUMMO?!

The Centerpieces for the table

And the Table

The only thing I realized I FORGOT to take a photo of was the COOKIE TABLE!  What was I thinking?! :)  We must have just been all about getting those cookies swapped.

For some of my favorite Brunch & Cookie recipes, you can check them out below:
B&B French Toast  (YUMMO!!)
Cracked Out Quiche (YUMM-O Squared!)
Weekend Brunch Casserole (A hubby FAVORITE)
Princess Punch (I can't for the life of me remember where I found this recipe, but it's fabulous!)
1 - 46 oz can Pineapple Juice
1 - 6 oz. can frozen pink lemo
2 ½ c. Water
3 - 28 oz. bottles Ginger Ale (I used 1 - 2 liter bottle)
1 qt. Strawberry Ice Cream

And of course, I must share at least ONE of the cookie recipes with you - Believe it or not, I actually made 25 dozen cookies this time around (and in ONE day!!!  WHEW!)
Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies (My FAVORITE and definitely a DO OVER!!!)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Humor Me Wednesday @ Bugaboo

Here's wishing you all a happy, healthy & successful 2014!

We're kicking off 2014 with a bit of Humor - a Humor Me Wednesday!
Did you know this month is National Hobby Month as well as Hot Tea Month?
Well, I'm celebrating both - Hot Tea Month with this Sweet Card and Hobby month, by creating it! :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Tea Time - Honey
Papers - Miscellaneous Scraps from my Scrappy bin, including Kraft, PTI & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, EK Success Border Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals & a Computer Generated Sentiment

You can visit The Bug Blog to see what other bizarre holidays are being celebrated this week, AND if you've taken a bit of time away from crafting, get caught up with all the new Bugaboo Stamps images over at The Bugaboo Store!
Hugs & Happy Days!