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!!


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 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


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

Friday, December 1, 2017

Freebie Friday @ The Bug Blog

It's Freebie Friday at The Bug Blog, BUT before I get to sharing my Freebie creation, I wanted to remind you our Annual Holiday CHAOS starts TOMORROW!!

Be sure to join the Chaos and Fun - LOTS of prizes to be had!!!  :)

Okay, on to the freebie - this adorable Deer Duo
Papers - Miscellaneous prints that I've been hoarding in my scrappy bin (Cosmo Cricket, I think)
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Doodling, Dimensionals and Bling

Be sure to check back tomorrow, but here and The Bug Blog for the first challenge of a week of challenges to get your ready for the holidays!

Hugs & Happy Day!

Card submitted into the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New Release - Three Snomies

So, I'm slowly getting back into my studio.

Long story short - I had a huge cabinet of 'stuff' on the wall, which decided to fall OFF the wall.

Wish I would have taken a picture of the MESS that I've been cleaning up!  Needless to say, trying to clean up & reorganize between working and a very helpful 3 year old has been a challenge.

Even more challenging, getting ANY crafting done in this 'studio' if you can call it that right now.

Ah, maybe between Christmas and New Years I can get myself reorganized!

In the meantime, today Bugaboo has this super cute little Three Snowmen release, complete with cute hats, ear warmers and scarves!  Yup, cold weather is here in the med-west.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Three Snowmen
Papers - Cosmo Cricket print, Kraft & core'dination cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals

Here's to a great day!

Hugs & Happy days!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Humor Me Wednesday

Happy Day after Halloween!  

I had to chuckle - Olivia has been telling us for at least 2 months that she wanted to dress up as Elsa from Frozen for Halloween.  SO, we had a dress that could pass as Elsa's.  We picked up the wig so she could LOOK like Elsa.

Guess what?  That little 3 year old mind (can you believe she's 3???) decided at the last minute, that she wanted to wear her Lellow/Orange (as she describes it) Easter dress, no wig.  She would be Elsa that way!  :)  SIGH - best laid plans as a parent you find out don't always work out as planned!  Well, there's always next year!  :)

Well, at least the Halloween card for her special notes box worked out as planned!  :)

So, today in honor of Humor Me Wednesday (which is why I told you the above story), here is her Halloween card!  Complete with Lellow/Orange ribbon!  LOL

If you can laugh at it, you can live with it!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cute Halloween Set 2 (Pumpkins & Ghosts)
Papers - Miscellaneous Print & Coredinations cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & Orange Dyed Seam Binding (ribbon)

Thanks so much for visiting today and laughing along with me.  I know if you're a mom and reading this, you've likely got ALL kinds of stories!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Release - Give Thanks!

Happy New Release Tuesday!

We're getting ahead of the holidays and have this GREAT Fall/Give Thanks Image that is perfect for Thanksgiving (OR any holiday you want to give thanks for those in your life)!

I love this great image - what fun to color!  :)

Perfect for Livy's little note box!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Give Thanks 6
Papers - Doodlebug Design prints, Bazzill Cardstock & Kraft Paper
Extra STUFF - Glossy Accents & Dimensionals

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what our other designers created with this fun image AND then, be sure to head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and check out all the new releases (including this one!)

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oldie But Good Day @ The Bug Blog

Happy Thursday!  Whew, so glad it's almost the weekend!!!  :)

Today is an Oldie But Goodie Day @ The Bug Blog.

Today I thought I'd share one of my go to images - this Tall Birthday Cake.
This card was for Livy's Half Birthday (back in March....Yup, a bit behind!)

Of course, we added this to her special note box.  She loved her 'cupcake' which was actually a frosted Lofthouse cookie - which is you know what I'm talking about is YUMMY and could be mistaken for a cupcake with the amount of Frosting that it has!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Tall Birthday Cake
Papers - PTI Cardstock, Kraft & Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Doodling, Dimensionals & Computer Generated sentiment

Stop over to The Bug Blog and see what other oldies our designers dusted off.

THEN, if you haven't been to The Bugaboo Store lately, you'll absolutely want to check out the new images Jodie has been creating!  You'll LOVE 'EM!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Challenges Entered:
House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, (winner monthly) Anything 
Sisterhood of Crafters - 2nd/4th Wed, 3E - Spots/Dots (W1 of 2)

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Happy Saturday and Happy BINGO day!!

Today's Bingo at The Bug Blog had me whippin' up this little beauty, of course, for our little beauty!  :)

My Bingo - I went diagionally - 3 Layers, Players Choice (Bugaboo Digi) AND a Gem (or 3)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Kidz Daisy 2
Papers - Doodlebug Design & PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, gems, Paper Smooches sentiment & Stazon Jet Black Ink

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

Win and you can add some fabulous Bugaboo Stamps digis to your collection - all of your choosing!

Perfect reason to play along!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Challenge Submissions - 

Glitter n Sparkle  -Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge  Anything goes! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Humor Me Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

Today is Humor me Wednesday over at The Bug Blog!  
SO, today I'm celebrating GIRL POWER!!

Today is International day of the GIRL!

I whipped up this little ditty using this adorable Bugaboo Brat Bugaboo Stamps Digi for Livy's Special note box.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bugaboo Brat 
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin - print; PTI Cardstock
Tools - EK Success border punch
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated sentiment, Doodling, Dimensionals, Prisma Flowers & Heart Brads from my stash

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other Humorous holidays and interesting dates are being celebrated today!  

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Anything Goes!!

Anything Goes at The Bug Blog today!

I thought I'd share with you some more of our Birthday 'stuff' from Livy's 3rd Birthday last month! 

We are still trying to figure out how she's three already!  
Time really does just fly by - I used to NOT be a believe, but now, having a munchkin of our own, time is flyin!!

So, for her party, we celebrated with a tea party theme.  She LOVES her Tea Parties - we have at least one on any given day, but more if she has anything to say about it.  She'll turn just about ANYTHING into a tea party.  So, it only made sense that the theme for this years party was a tea party!  :)

I shared her invitations and address labels earlier - for those, I just used a part of  the Bella & Friends image (the Teapot & cup)
Well, here is her birthday card (the one that goes into her special box).

This little Bella & friends image from Bugaboo was PERFECT!!
As you can see, I used the entire image.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bella and Friends
Paper - Printed paper to match fabric from her birthday table runner & PTI Card stock
Extra stuff - Computer generated sentiment printed with the image, Lace, Dimensionals & Bling

So, there you have it!  

Be sure to stop over to The Bug Blog and see what other Anything Goes projects are gracing the post there - you'll be inspired for sure!

THEN, JOIN THE FUN!  You could be one of our Bugaboo Challenge winners!  
What does that mean?  BUGABOO IMAGES of YOUR CHOICE that you get to add to your collection!

Yep, enough for me to join the fun!

Hugs & Happy Days!