Saturday, April 14, 2018

Unicorns & Rainbows Challenge

Happy Saturday!  
In our neck of the woods we're due for freezing rain and not so great weather - ALL WEEKEND!  UGH, so much for spring being here!

Well, a little something to brighten up the day - a great new Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Challenge - 

Unicorns & Rainbows!

I opted for the rainbows!  Just a little thinking of you card for an aunt who is battling through a really tough battle.
image - Bugaboo Stamps - Brat Girl Spring Umbrella
Paper - Bazzill Cardstock & Erin Bradley Designs digital papers
Extra STUFF - Paper Piecing & Glossy Accents

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join in the Unicorns & Rainbows challenge!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!
Hopefully, the weather is more SPRING like where you're at!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

New Home - Anything Goes

A co-worker of mine just moved into her new house, so of course, a card was necessary to go with the 'welcome home' adult beverage mixer!  :)

So, perfect to share with you today - it's an Anything Goes challenge at The Bug Blog!

And how about this ADORABLE home image from The Bugaboo Stamps Store!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - BUGKITTYHOMESCENE
Papers - Erin Bradley Design Digital papers & Miscellaneous cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Twine & BColored Button

Visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun - you could be one of our 3 winners, JUST for doing something you like to do!  :)

Thanks for stoppin' by today - have a GREAT day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Paddy's Day BINGO



Happy St. Paddy's Day!  
Hopefully the Luck of the Irish is with you today!


Today at The Bug Blog we've got a great new St. Paddy's Day Themed Bingo.



My creation - an adorable little St. Paddy's Peeker card for Livy's special box.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peeker March
Papers - Bazzill & PTI Cardstock; Erin Bradley Designs Digital Paper (St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks)
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuddlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Washi Tape (covered in Gold Stickles & Gold Bling

My Bingo -  Gem, Washi Tape & Bugaboo Image

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Lucky BINGO fun!  :)

You can't win if you don't play!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today -- may you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Oldie But Goodie Birthday

Happy Thursday Friends!  

Today is an Oldie But Goodie Day at The Bug Blog.  We've dusted off our favorite Oldies and today, I pulled out this fancy Heels and Accessories to celebrate a co-workers birthday.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Heels and Accessories
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Erin Bradley Designs Digi Papers
Extra STUFF - Pearl Stickles, Dimeisionals & Bling

Pop over and see what other oldies the Bug designers busted out - you're sure to be inspired by the creativity.  I know I am every time I visit!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Creatures Great & Small Challenge

I had so much fun with today's Catch The Bug Theme Challenge
The challenge - All Creatures Great & Small

So, I dusted off this goofy girl and added her to this cute little card for Glen's aunt.
I just love the way she turned out and hope she will too!
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Erin Bradley Design digital prints (LOVE HER STUFF!!!)
Extra STUFF - Button, twine, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Bling, Glue Dots & Dimensionals

Thought I'd share a little up close image too - 
She's got the studs on her collar and a popped up sparkly flower.  :)

Be sure to come join the fun - great & small at The Bug Blog!  We can't wait to see what creatures you bring to the challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Here's to a great weekend!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Stella Says Sketch @ The Bug Blog

Today there's a great new sketch challenge at The Bug Blog.

So, here's my take on the sketch - a little thinking of you card for a special aunt in our family.
Of course, also use this Swirly Butterfly image that I absolutely love that has retired.

HOWEVER, there are some really awesome new butterflies that would be perfect on something like this at The Bugaboo Stamps Store!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Butterfly (Retired)
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash and paper stacks & Coredinations cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Paper Smoochies Sentiment & Bling

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the sketchy fun! 

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

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog!!

Yes Ma'am - we've got an Anything Goes day at The Bug Blog today!

WOO HOO - one of my favorite kinds of days!  :)
Below is a card I whipped up for one of the girlies at the office for her big 5-0 birthday this month.

First time I've had a chance to use this Happy BIrthday Sister and I love it - LOTS of stuff popped up!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Happy Birthday Sister
Papers - Ms. Sparkle & Co Paperie Cardstock, Erin Bradley Designs prints & Coredinations cardstock from my stash.
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Dimensionals & Glossy Accents

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun!  You COULD be one of our lucky winners, just by sharing with us your creations!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today - 
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oldie But Goodie: Baby Addition

Happy Almost Friday!  :) 

Today we have a great Bugboo Oldie - I love when I have the chance to use Boo and this is no exception.

Baby Addition!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Boo in Basket 
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug design prints
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Bling, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Baby Sentiment

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what the other team members dusted off.  
AND, then, head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add some of our favorite oldies to your collection!  :)  

Thanks so much for visiting today - 
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Oldie But Goodie with CANDLES!

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday!

Today I'd like to share a birthday card I whipped up for a dear family friend!  
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Sunbonnet Cake 
Papers - Design printed from Erin Bradley Designs (Digi pack:  Cheery Day) & PTI paper stock along with card stock from Joann
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF:  Paper Smooches Sentiment, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents & Bling

Visit The Bug Blog and see the what other oldies our designers dusted off!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

BINGO @ The Bug Blog!!

 BINGO!

Yep, it's a Bingo day at The Bug Blog!  :)

So, today, I thought I'd share with you the adorable Valentine's card I did for Livy!

My Bingo - Bugaboo Stamps Image, Red & Sparkle!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Valentine Bird 01 
Paper - Digital papers from Erin Bradley Design along with Coredinations cardstock
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, "Love You" sentiment stamp, BLING, Stickles & Dimensionals

I had a ton of fun making this card!  I just love these little bird Jodie has created - Birthday Birds, Love Birds, Winter Birds.  They all make me smile!  I hope years from now Livy will look back on it and smile too!  :)

Thanks for visitin' today!  Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Oldie But Goodie LOVE

So with yesterday being Valentine's Day, and the fact that I'm SO far behind posting projects, I thought I'd share another LOVE day project - 
Livy's Sweetest Day Card :)

This is a great little Oldie from Bugaboo Stamps and is perfect for those Love notes to those you love in your life.

I didn't use the sentiment that came with the image as it was a valentine sentiment, but included one of my own.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Happy Valentines to Ewe
Paper - PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, stickles, MS Ribbon & Doodling

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and see what other oldies our designers dusted off to share with you today.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, February 3, 2018

February Anything Goes

Happy February!  Boy, January sure flew by!  

Today over at The Bug Blog, we have an Anything Goes challenge for everyone to join!

Below if my Anything Goes challenge - this is the first time I've used Jodie's super cute Unicorn digis and I just LOVED this one!  May be seeing more of these in my future!  Absolutely will have to make one for Livy's little note box!  :)
Image - Bugaboo StampsCute Chibi Unicorn
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Dimensionals & BLING

Pop over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun - who knows, you just may be one of our weekly winners.  Can't argue with winning free Bugaboo Stamps digis, right?

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oldie but Good-tea!

Today is an Oldie But Goodie, or Good-tea day at The Bug Blog
My Oldie - the Bella & Friends image that includes a TEA pot & TEA cup.  Hence the Good-TEA!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bella and Friends (used the tea pot & cup)
Paper - scanned the fabric that we used for the table runner and other accents and printed for use.  :)
Extra STUFF - Pixlr to color Digi image

Cute, huh?  I can't believe I didn't share this closer to her birthday!  LOL  Must have been all those thank you notes I was writing!  

Like her invitations, we decorated the envies with the matching tea pot & cup return address label.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today.
Be sure to make a visit to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and check out all the great oldies AND the new images Jodie has been creating lately. 

You'll love them!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Stella Says Sketch @ The Bug Blog

Today we have a new Sketch challenge over at The Bug Blog.

Below is the sketch that we're using this time around.
So, using this weeks Stella Says Sketch, here is Livy's Happy New Year card.
Papers - Kraft, PTI Cardstock & Miscellaneous scraps from my bin
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Doodlebug Design Dot Dot Button & Ribbon

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the sketchy fun!  Our designers of course, have all kinds of inspiration to share with you!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash - RECIPE Challenge

Have you been celebrating the Bugaboo Stamps 8th Birthday this week??

Well, if you haven't been over to The Bug Blog lately or haven't had a chance to play long with all these great sketches this week - you really MUST stop by!  Believe me, you will be SO inspired!!

Today's Birthday challenge is a recipe challenge.
I whipped up this little ditty for my go to 'event' stash - for the next birthday celebration.  Once I figure out who it's going to, I'll add a sentiment in the lower right corner.  :)
Images - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Bird 1, 2 & 4
Papers - Kraft, Coredinations cardstock & Digital printed papers from Erin Bradley Design (I LOVE her stuff!!)
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, CM Round Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Glossy Accents and Zots

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other recipe creations the team whipped up.  Believe me, you will be INSPIRED!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

CELEBRATE with Bugaboo!!

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating its 
8th Birthday!

I can't believe it's been 8 years since I found Bugaboo Stamps cute, sassy and funny digital stamps!  
I fell in love with them and they are a staple on my creations!  :)

So, to it's only fitting that we celebrate with a week of creative challenges!!
This weeks theme is 
Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes

We start our week long celebration with - 


I whipped up this little ditty for a friend of ours who just celebrated a birthday!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Bird 03
Papers - Erin Bradley Designs Digi Papers (Just found this site and LOVE what she has to offer - yup, another crafty addiction!!) & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles & Dimensionals

So, ready to to get inspired by our designers and join the fun?
Before you do - there's LOTS of winning to be done this week!


Prize list is as follows:
Four Daily prizes will be drawn.  Someone will win one of the following prizes each day - 
10 Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
OR the freebie set created exclusively to celebrate Bugaboo's 8th Birthday

GRAND PRIZES
Grand prize winners will be drawn for the three lucky participants who participate in each daily event throughout the week.

Grand prize - $125 free images and guest DT spot for 3 months
2nd place a $50 gift card and Guest DT spot for 2 months
3rd place - $25 gift certificate and guest DT spot for one month

All challenges must be completed by Saturday, January 20 at 7 am.
Winners will be chosen at that time.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today - we can't wait to see what you create this week!!


Hugs & Happy Days!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Oldie But Goodie - Baby Addition :)

So a friend of mine received a special delivery not too long ago - her first grandbaby arrived - a little munchkin and he was EARLY too!

Below is a little ditty I whipped up for this new grandma (or 'bama as Livy has named her two grandma's).  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Set Baby Bits
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug Design Prints
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Computer Generated Sentiment & Doodling

Be sure to swing by The Bug Blog and check out the oldies our team members dusted off and used today.  :)

Then, if you haven't been to The Bugaboo Stamps Store lately, make a stop there - there are some awesome new digis that Jodie has whipped up!  :)

Thanks for stoppin' by today - be sure to stop by on Saturday when we kick-off
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year - Anything Goes!

Happy New Year!
Seemed like a good time now that the holidays have come and gone to share with you the design for our holiday Christmas Card.

I LOVE the new Bugaboo Penguins, so it's no surprise that they're ending up on EVERYTHING I created around Christmas.  INCLUDING our Family Christmas card.

I also found a GREAT digi paper place and have fallen in LOVE with their papers - Erin Bradley Designs.  Check it out - that's lots of bright colors (which I love) and with the limited time I have to create, being able to simply print off a sheet of paper is AWESOME!!! I really couldn't tell you the last time I laid foot in a craft store and purchased scrapbooking materials (which is probably good with the studio full of STUFF I have).  These papers and 'extras' are AWESOME for stuff like this and just thought I'd share.
Papers - Digital papers from Erin Bradley Designs
Extra stuff - Fonts from my computer (Hello line) and a free frame colored

I also created note cards for Livy to 'write' for Christmas - again, complete with this little Snowflake Penguin.

Adorable, right??  :)

If you haven't been over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store, you'll really want to take your Crafty Christmas Cash and check out the great new images.  You'll fall in love with these little penguins too, I'm sure!

Don't forget, head over to The Bug Blog too and join today's Anything Goes Challenge - great way to kick off the year and get yourself ready for next weeks Week-long Birthday Bash!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Christmas

We're getting down to the wire - Christmas is JUST around the corner.

For once in years, I'm actually AHEAD of schedule getting our Christmas Cards in the mail!  :)  
Got Livy's Santa picture taken last weekend while visiting my mom in my hometown.

AND, with the Christmas cards (which arrived on Wednesday and are all addressed and ready to mail), we need an Address Label to match! 

For our Christmas Card, I used this adorable Bugaboo Stamps Snowflake Penguin, so, he made his way out of the envelope and ON TO the envie! 


Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Snowflake Penguin
Used Pixlr to color image and married the copy with the image in MS Publisher (you can use other programs as well - MS Outlook is another I occasionally use.

So, now to the mailbox tomorrow to mail our holiday cards!  If I have a chance, I'll share with you our Christmas card, or at least the creative part of it later this week!

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other ABC projects have been created - you'll be amazed and inspired!

Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

HOLIDAY CHAOS IS HERE!!!

It's finally arrived!
Bugaboo Stamps Annual Holiday Chaos!

Our first challenge - Merry & Bright
Make it Merry & Make it Bright!!!

Show us your Holiday Spirit!

We just finished with most of our Christmas decorating and Livy just LOVED it this year!  
Ornaments on the tree have been hung, taken down and rehung more times than we can count!  She loves to turn on the lights when it gets dark and thinks every night is Christmas Eve.

She can't wait for Santa to come!

So, this little Merry & Bright card is for her special note box :)  
First time I've had a good chance to do some creating after my 'studio earthquake/tornado' and I really had fun! :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Elf 003
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties in all shapes & sizes & MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer generated sentiment, doodling & Bling

We hope you'll join us this week for a great week of chaos!  :)

Lots of prizes too for playing along (and lots of new Bugaboo Images to choose from).

Here's a sneeky peek of our new release/winners set!

Hugs & Happy Days!




Entering the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - December Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - W,1E, C10  #373 - Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge - W, Christmas Only, #45 - Anything Christmas