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!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bring on the Oldies - And Fall too!

It's Oldie But Goodie Day at The Bug Blog
While I LOVE LOVE LOVE new images, there's something that is so much fun to me about digging out the OLDIES and giving them new life!

With Olivia's special note box, I TRY to never use the same image over.  I'm sure over time, there will be one or two that get reused (by mistake) because the old mind has forgotten, but for now, no duplicates yet!

Because tomorrow, September 22 is the official first day of fall, I thought I'd share with you Livy's "Welcome Fall" card for her special box!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Autumn Brat Leaves Girl
Papers - Doodlebug Design (my favorite!) & PTI Cardstock & Kraft Paper
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Ribbon & Dimensionals

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other oldies have been unearthed today!  :)
You might be inspired to pull out some of your oldies too, OR to head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add an oldie to your collection!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, September 16, 2017


It's a BINGO challenge day at The Bug Blog!
Great BINGO challenge that I had to get in on today!  :)

This little cutie is for my mom who just celebrated her 70th birthday (er, I mean 29th birthday) this past Monday, one day before Olivia's birthday!

She'll be at our house today celebrating with Olivia and all our family & friends!  

My BINGO was Sentiment, Sparkle & a Bugaboo Image.
I LOVE the way this turned out!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mouse Big Balloon
Papers - PTI cardstock & a polka dotted pre-printed card
Extra STUFF - Paper Smooches Sentiment, PTI Ink, BLING, Dimensionals, Ribbon and Glossy Accents Glaze (which you really can't see on the balloon).

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other great BINGO projects the team has created!  
Then, make sure you stop over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and check out some of the Fall & Halloween stuff!  :)  Never too early to work on your Halloweeny projects!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Anything But A Card @ The Bug Blog

Happy Monday!
Today it's an Anything But a Card Day at The Bug Blog!

Before we had Olivia, summer freezer jam was something that was made in our house like clockwork.  My mom would spend the weekend, we'd have more fruit then we ever thought we'd be able to peel, squish & can.  But, every summer we'd do it!  We'd have a gorgeous array of fruit freezer jams that would last us the year.  A yummy addition to a housewarming gift, host gift, or just Sunday English Muffins or Scones!

Well, now that Olivia is almost three, this summer SHE helped with the freezer jam!  :D  She loved it!  She likes to do her Kids Size cooking, so this was RIGHT UP HER ALLEY!

We made 24+ jars of jam in Yellow Peach & Raspberry Peach.  Of course, we could have made more, but the attention span of an almost three year old kept us to around 2 dozen jars this year.

Anyway, I yammer on because my ABC project today is little labels for our Freezer Jam Jars.  :)  The back of the label has the date it was made, the flavor, storing instructions and made with love signed by Olivia.  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Summer Sign
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties to cute the round labels out and attach to the freezer jam jars
Extra STUFF - Computer program to create labels

You can pick up this image and lots of other great images at The Bugaboo Stamps store.  Tomorrow is a new release day, so be sure to check back.

Tomorrow in our house, we'll be celebrating Birthday number 3!  
Where has the time gone?!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Phhh, Phhh, Phhh - OBG @ The Bug Blog

So when Olivia first had cherries a year or two ago, I had bitten off a small piece of one I was eating and given it to her.

Apparently, her little ears heard me Phhh, phhh, phhh - spit it into my hand.

SO, anytime she wanted a cherry, that was the sound she would make.  Now at almost three, she says cherries, but occasionally, she'll get a big smile on her face and make the Cherry spitting sound!

Why do I tell you this little story?

Well, because today is an Oldie Bug Goodie day at The Bug Blog and I FINALLY got to use the Cherry Bird digi and cherry paper I've been wanting to use for so long!  :)

I don't get much time in my studio, but I have to tell you, I had SO much fun making this card (which no joke, took nearly a week!)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cherry Bird
Papers - Doodlebug Design & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug & EK Success border punch
Extra STUFF - Trusty Copics, Repurposed Ribbon from a gift, Glossy Accents and Dimensionals

A perfect card for Livy's special note box to tell her this silly little story!  

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today and see what other oldies the team dusted off!  

I'm sure after seeing the creations, you'll be checking your Bugaboo Digis to see if you've already got this one or need to visit The Bugaboo Store and add it to your collection!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Back from Vacation!

The Bugaboo Stamps designers are back from vacation and WOW, do they have some great "Out Of The Box" projects to share with you today!

It's an Anything But A Card day at The Bug Blog.

SO, because we're getting ready for Olivia's Birthday (can you believe she'll be 3 next month?!) and our theme is a Tea Party, we're working on invitations.  With the Invitations comes ADORABLE little Address Labels to go with the invites!  

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - A portion of the Bella and Friends
Extra STUFF - Digital coloring & Digital creation of image

Check out The Bug Blog for more projects - Scrappy is thinking OUTSIDE of THE BOX - WITH a BOX today!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, August 5, 2017


The Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Design Team will be enjoying a well deserved summer break August 5 - August 18.

We'll be back on August 19 with another Bug-a-licious challenge!

Can't get enough Bugaboo?  Join our current challenge here and SSS here !
Happy Summer Vacation!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas In July - Recipe & Freebie!!!

Can you believe it - TODAY is the LAST day of our week long Christmas in July celebration!!

Today's very last challenge - a Recipe Challenge & A Freebie
Use Black, White or Kraft and a POP of color (along with today's Reindeer Freebie)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps -  lpwskate
Papers - Miscellaneous print, Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Googly Eyes, Miscellaneous Sentiment & BLING

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog for the ENTIRE week and join the Challenging Christmas in July FUN!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas In July - Sparkle & Shine

The FUN has begun!

Today's fabulous challenge - Sparkle & Shine!

I'm getting started EARLY for some of my Christmas cards - this one is for Livy and her Special Notes box :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps -  lpwskate
Papers - Miscellaneous print, Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals & BLING

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog for the ENTIRE week and join the Challenging Christmas in July FUN!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Anything Goes at The Bug Blog!

Can you believe it's July 1st already?!
Boy, this year is FLYING by!!!

Today over at The Bug Blog, we have one of my favorite challenges - 

I needed a little thinking of you card for a friend who fell and broke her elbow and this was just perfect for what I needed!  I just love this little 4 Block Tulip digi!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - 4 Block Tulip Square
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstock
Tools - Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Pearls

Thanks so much for visiting today - Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun this week.
Don't forget too, if you enjoy sketches, we have our June Stella Says Sketch challenge still open!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Oldie But Goodie @ The Bug Blog

Happy Thursday!  We're THAT much closer to Friday!  WOO HOO!!

Today is an Oldie But Goodie Thursday at The Bug Blog and I have a simple Thinking of You card to share with you.

All of our flowers are blooming right now and Olivia LOVES to water them (and herself - what 2 1/2 year old doesn't love soaking herself in water), so Flowers it is!

Below is a little Thinking of You card I created using the Sunflower Vase.  I'm HOPING to find a gorgeous Sunflower field for Livy's summer pictures this year.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - SF Vase
Papers - DCWV print & PTI Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Paper Smooches Sentiment

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and check out the other oldies the team has dusted off.  
Then, be sure to visit tomorrow for our Friday Freebie!

AND, don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 15!

Why you ask??

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Oldie But Goodie BIrthday

Happy Thursday!!

Over at The Bug Blog today we've got our Oldie But Goodie Thursday creations.  It's the one day of the week we pull out all our oldies and put them to good use!  :)

Today, with the help of Olivia (my new crafting buddy, we have a birthday card we made for my mother in law this year..  Mama put it together and Livy colored & 'decorated' it.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Set - Birthday Set Kidz Girl Clown & Kitty Clown (Not in Store Yet)
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Computer Generated sentiment, Ribbon and Livy's STICKERS!!

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog if you haven't this week and see all the great new creations the team has whipped up.

AND, if you haven't joined us yet this week for our Saturday Challenge or our Stella Says Sketch challenge, you still have time.  We'll have new challenges for both this weekend!  

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oldie But Goodie @ The Bug Blog

Just a Bugaboo Quickie today - 
Here's one of my favorite Oldies for this week!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Flower Jar (not yet in the store)
Papers - Printed Cardstock from Michaels, PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment, Doodling, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink

Perfect for a little Good Luck card!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Oldie But Goodie Day!

It's an Oldie but Goodie Thursday at The Bug Blog

Have you been over to visit lately?  Every time I go there I'm inspired more and more (and trying to find time to put that inspiration on paper!!)

Today I have dusted off one of my favorite birthday images - The Bugaboo Stamps Tall Birthday Cake which you can find in the store
Papers - Doodlebug Design print, PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Bling & Glossy Accents

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out what other oldies are seeing the light of day today. 

If you haven't been to the store lately, stop by and check it out.  All kinds of fabulous digis you'll for sure want to add to your collection.

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Anything But a Card

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a nice weekend!!

Today is Anything But a Card day at The Bug Blog.  So, I thought I'd share with you a little gift tag I whipped up.


Extra STUFF - Kraft Paper, Stickles, Wired ribbon and raffia

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other creations our designers whipped up!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Oldies at The Bug!

Happy Thursday!  Sure HAPPY Its THURSDAY -
Can't wait till it's Friday!

But for now, I'll bust out one of my favorite Oldies from Bugaboo Stamps and share this little note care with you!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Farm Critter Stack
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Bling, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Paper Smooches Sentiment & Wasbi Tape

Have a great day & thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie!

It's Freebie Friday at The Bugaboo Stamps Store/Catch The Bug Blog!

The beauty is that you can pick up this adorable Jesse Boy Bear and add it to your Bugaboo Collection!!

I used him and made him a her - Jessie Bear!  :)

Girls can wear baseball hats and overalls,, right?

I think it turned out super cute - how about you?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Jesse Boy Bear
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin & Kraft Paper
Extra STUFF - Bling, Dimensionals, Recollections Lace, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today and see all the other designers wonderful creations.

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017


It's BINGO day at The Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Blog!!

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with BINGO!  :)

Take this little Bird-day ditty!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Chickz - Happy Birdday Chickie
Papers - PTI Cardstock, PTI Pink Dots and Miscellaneous Zebra print :)
Tools - Flag Punch
Extra STUFF - Button, Ribbon, Doodling, Sentiment & Glossy Accents Glaze

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and get your BINGO on!

Don't forget to visit the New Bugaboo Stamps store - get you Freebie and check out all the other great new releases!  :)  PERFECT for Spring!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog!

Who doesn't love an Anything Goes challenge (OR a TRAY full of CUPCAKES!!!)

Today over at The Bug Blog, we've got our Anything Goes challenge!
A little birthday treat is what was created for this challenge!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cupcake Tray
Papers - Miscellaneous from my stash
Tools - EK Success border punch
Extra STUFF - Prima flowers, bling, doodling, dimensionals & stickles

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the fun!  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Freebie Friday: Sew Sweet

Happy Friday!!

We have the sweetest Friday freebie for today - SEW sweet & cute!
Perfect for a family friend I'm due to send off a note and new pictures of Livy to!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Button Bear 7
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin, Kraft & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebut & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensonals, Glossy Accents, Bling & Ribbon (I've been waiting FOREVER to use this ribbon!!!).

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see the other projects the designers have created!
Happy Friday Friends!!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Whew - a 3 week Kitchen remodel took nearly 3 months to have complete!  

I won't go into the the gritty details, but now that it's completely, we are lovin' the new kitchen (NO thanks to our contractor!!!).
Everything we picked out and planned is just PERFECT!!!  :)

Here's some REALLY GREAT Polish-Hungarian food comin' out of this kitchen!!

Hugs & Happy Days!