Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School Bear

Hello all and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Today, I'd like to share a card featuring a "new release" from Bugaboo Stamps.
Yesterday was Bean's first day of Kindergarten!  I was so proud standing amongst all the other parents and grandparents taking endless pictures of this special occasion.  This little School Bear is perfect for the occasion - and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Banners.
This card in particular is on it's way to Alaska where another "big girl" will be starting her first day of Kindergarten the first week of September.  I was told how time flies when you have kids, and it's so true!  In many ways, it's exciting to see the change happen right in front of your eyes, and it's also a little scary to think some day we must launch our little girls out into the world.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

TP Roll Pillow Box

Hello and hope you're having a fab weekend.  This is the first weekend in a REALLY REALLY long time that we don't have something that MUST get done...so hopefully I'll get some "me" time.  Anyway, today I'd like to introduce this weeks challenge at Catch the Bug:
I picked: Sentiment (from Create with TLC), ribbon, and flower.  At first, I thought the flower DP would suffice, but at the last minute I rolled a little felt flower and slapped that in the corner - just to be on the safe side.
So I took this:
And made this little pillow box using Turtle - Fall from Bugaboo Stamps to hold a little gift.
I didn't take pictures along the way, but it's probably self explanitory:
1) flatten TP roll with bone folder
2) cover with pretty papers (I used tacky glue to adhere)
3) use cup as guide to SCORE a little "moon" shape on each end of the roll - both sides.  Well, that's clear as mud.  I'd be happy to elaborate if anyone is interested.
4) decorate, add gift, fold in ends (along score lines), and give away!

So join us if you can and visit Catch the Bug for more inspiration using this weeks Bingo!

I will be linking this up with Tatertots & Jello, Flamingo Toes, Skip to My Lou, and Inspire Me Fridays.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bugaboo Freebie Enjoy the Ride

Hello all.  Today is Friday and that means:
at Bugaboo Stamps.  This week, Jodie is giving away this little character (just in time for the state fair!):
Have you ever heard the song Just a Ride by Jem?  Well, it's about life, and how sometimes things come along and you feel "broken," but she sings "don't forget, it's just a ride."
Lately, things don't seem to be going my way, but this image actually reminded me of the song.  So my sentiment is something I need to remember: Enjoy the RIDE!

Don't forget to pick up your freebie and have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting!!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Admit Your Love

Hello all.  Here's a little card I made for my DH.  I saw this image at Digis with Attitude a long time ago.  It might have been a freebie, but I noticed that their blog hasn't been updated in a while, so not sure if their images are still available.
I went with something simple since most guys really aren't into frou-frou.  The ticket is from SGT Stamper (one of her great freebies) and I thought it was a perfect fit to his expression.  I printed the ticket on white and used a Copic to match the DP.
 Just a quick share today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I really appreciate your visit.  Have a wonderful Thursday!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bugaboo Baby Bundle

Hello all and Happy Wednesday.  Today I'm sharing a card using Baby Bundle MoonBugaboo is sponsoring this weeks Creatalicious challenge:

The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC283, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs.  Yes, it's crooked.  Yes, it bothers me.  I really don't know what happened.  I'm usually very careful about alignment and even use my Stampa-ma-jig!  Oh well...can't win them all huh?
I know no one who is expecting, but when I got pregnant with Sprout, I started collecting baby stamps and papers.  Yeah, the plan is to one day scrap my memories of my babies, but I just can't seem to get my act together.  Maybe I'll have time when they leave for college!!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Bugaboo Freebie Friday Cowboy

Hello all and Happy Friday!  If you know me, you know I love spreading Bugaboo info....especially about: FREEBIE FRIDAY!!  Yup, the very generous Jodie (artist) gives away a Bugaboo digi every Friday without fail.  So what is today's gift?
He is here in time for the olympics!  But I went in a different direction.  More of a rustic cowboy.  This is a little tag for a little man in my life who is having a birthday soon.  Looking at it now, I think I'll add a "5" to it (he'll be turning 5 years old already!) to make it a little more of a keepsake.

And the sentiment stamp set is new from Stampin' Up - A Fitting Occasion.  It's an awesome little set!  And no, I have no affiliation with SU so I'm not trying to sell anything :)

And I know I've been MIA lately, but for good reason:
Yup, we spent a week at Disneyland!  Well, a week in California, and 3 days at Disney.  It was hot, tiring, expensive...but I got some of the best pictures ever to remember the AWESOME time we all had!!
 And, I can't leave out Sprout who is now 6 MONTHS OLD!!  Check out them ears!!
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