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!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - A new Holiday for us

We LOVE to celebrate in our house - give us a holiday (even a silly holiday) and we'll celebrate!
Well, with the addition of our new little jelly bean (hopefully VERY soon...), there is a NEW holiday our parents get to celebrate - 
Grandparents day!

So, today we've dusted off this adorable Oldie but Goodie specifically for this new holiday!
Papers - Doodlebug Design Print, PTI & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Dimensionals & Computer Generated sentiment

So, these little cuties are headed to the new Grandparents from their granddaughter (if she ever arrives).
Visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies our girlies dusted off today.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Still Pregnant....

So I haven't seen my feet in awhile - this is the best I can do.....
Look at the size of that BELLY!?
WOW - who knew it would get that big?! 

We're getting close though!!  :)  We think she's between 8 & 8 1/2 pounds (I'm hoping a little smaller, but we'll take her however she arrives).

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Ready for a little sketchy challenge today?
Well, Stella has a new sketch goin' on!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peaches Present
Papers - Doodlebug Design & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Dimensionals, PTI Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment & BLING

This Birthday card if from our little jelly bean (who had yet to arrive....) for her new grandma who is celebrating a birthday this Thursday!

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the fun!

Happy Birthday Grandma!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Anything Goes @ Bugaboo

Lots of birthday this month and today we'll use this little ditty for Bugaboo's Anything Goes challenge.
Papers - Bazzill & Miscellaneous print from my scrappy bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING, Miscellaneous Sentiment, PTI Ink & Doodling

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Anything But a Card @ Bugaboo

No baby yet, but how's about another baby cutie for today?  
This was a bib for our new bundle of joy that we gave my father in law for Father's Day as a bit of a joke.  
You can bet our little jelly bean will get great use out of this (when she decides to join the family).

Image - Bugaboo StampsMini Set - Baby Bits
Extra STUFF - Carters Bibs pack of 3, GIMP to color image & mirror text, Iron On paper & Iron

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Hoping you're having a lovely Labor Day if you celebrate, or a super Monday!
Hugs & Happy Days!