Thursday, April 27, 2017

Little Birthday Bear

Hello and Happy Thursday.  We have just been swamped with softball lately.  But I've managed to create a little something using an oldie but goody Bugaboo Stamp - and older, but still much loved image:
 I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Little Bear Birthday.  I'm also using one of my new MFT Blueprints die sets.  These really are so cool to work with.  So short and sweet for me.  I'm rushing out the door to Bean's game!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jellybean Bracelets

Hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Today I would like to share a little treat I made for the kids in my family for Easter.  I like to give them little handmade items in hopes they will grow to appreciate such things.  I know lots of kids love store bought stuff, of course, how could they not?   But hopefully they learn to love crafts, made by hand, that take time and thought.
Anyway, I put together jellybean bracelets, packaged them, and slapped a cute little label on them.  The label features Bugaboo Stamps Bunny and Chick Topper.  I'm sure they enjoyed them - who can resist a Jelly Belly?  That's it for today....thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Blue Daisy with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello and Happy Easter!  This weekend will bring two egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, good food with family, and a church baptism.  Busy, but a special time for all.

Today I'm sharing a card for this weeks Catch the Bug challenge: Bingo (please see blog for Bingo card):

I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Kidz Daisy 2.  I have a thing for blue daisies - I know they are not exactly found in nature, but I've managed to receive some before.  My Bingo is Die or Punch/Bugaboo Image/Ribbon.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.

That's it for today.  I wish you a wonderful weekend!

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes, Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes, and Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dino Birthday Framed

Tuesday it is - and another softball game tonight!  And I'm sharing a Bugaboo Stamps new release:

Isn't he cute?  This is Dino Birthday and the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  The layout is a complete CASE from Kinda Cute Cards - just couldn't resist the frames.  That's my short post for the day.  Thanks for visiting.

My card meets the following challenges: Crafting From the Heart: Anything GoesOoh La La Creations: Birthday, Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes, and the Corrosive Challenges: Anything Goes.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Teddy with Umbrella

Hello all.  Softball season/games have officially begun, so we will be running around like crazy for the next few months.  Anyway, I'm here to share a card for this weeks Catch the Bug Blog challenge: Raining Cats & Dogs:
Now, I noticed the other DT members created cat and dog cards....and I went with rain!  I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Umbrella Teddy, and I also attempted a shaped card inspired by Creating in Carolina's shaped cards (she's done several and I always love them) - but I think I missed the mark a bit.  I love the image and had fun coloring him, but I'm thinking a shaped card wasn't the best idea.  Well, at least I gave it a try.

So join in this week with Raining Cats & Dogs if you get a chance.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

FTH Mouse Balloon

Hello and Happy Hump Day! I'm so happy to be able to participate in this weeks I Heart Sketches with From the Heart Stamps Blog.  This is sketch 169 (linked HERE)
I'm featuring a cute little From the Heart mouse - Mouse Balloon - that I just realized is FREE!  You still have a few days to play along with the sketch so join in if you can.  Thanks for stopping by today for my short post.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Brown Easter Bunny with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello and welcome.  Today I'm sharing a card for the current Catch the Bug Blog challenge: Anything Goes!  Always a favorite.
I'm going with non-traditional colors on this one, featuring Bugaboo Stamps Bugaboo Bunny.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  Even with all the brown, I would have to say this is my favorite Easter card so far.  So play along with us this week if you can.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rainbow Easter with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello and hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Today we will be enjoying a little day trip to some ruins I've never seen - hopefully it won't be too windy.

I'm also sharing the latest Catch the Bug Blog challenge: Color challenge.
I don't usually do color challenges since they are so difficult for me, but I gave it a go!
I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamp Easter Egg Basket.  Not the usual pastel that goes along with an Easter themed card, but hopefully it all works.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  So join in this week if you can for a chance to win Bugaboo Stamps!

My card meets the following challenges: Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes, 4 Crafty Chicks: Punches or Dies (my rainbow squiggles are a sizzix die), Crafting With An Attitude: Anything Goes, and Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Izzy Balloon with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello and YESSSSS it's Friday!  Today I'm sharing the current Bugaboo Freebie Friday.
Her name is Izzy Balloon and I find her to be quite cute - hopefully she has already reached her destination.  So you have one week to pick her up for free.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Boot with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello!  I'm here with a short reminder to pick up this weeks Bugaboo Freebie:
You can find this adorable Bugaboo Stamps Spring Boot HERE and it's free until this Friday - when it will be replaced with a new freebie.  That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Hump Day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cat and Mouse with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful Saturday.  Today I'm sharing a card for the latest challenge at Catch the Bug : Bingo (please see blog for bingo card):
I'm featuring an adorable Bugaboo Cat - with his mouse pal.  I received some awesome dies with the stitch lines as a gift and couldn't wait to use them!  They are so awesome and just that little sewn line really does add so much.  My bingo is Twine/Green/Stripes.

Join in this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog if you get the chance and thanks for stopping by!

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With Friends: Anything GoesSimply Papercraft: Anything Goes, and Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sweet Easter Bunny with From the Heart

Oh yes, finally Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card for the latest From the Heart I Heart Sketch (check link for sketch since I have trouble copying them on my posts):
I'm using the adorable FTH Easter Bunny.  Now, if anything could go wrong while making this card, it did.  I cut in the wrong places, I got glue all over....I don't know what happened.  Hopefully I selvedge it enough to send out for Easter.  So you still have a couple more days to play along!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

This also meets the following challenges: Hanna and Friends: SpringCrafty Creations: Anything Goes, and Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

House Mouse Camera

Yay it's Hump Day.  I really need a weekend, and Wednesday's are God's way of telling me "everything will be ok, just a couple more days."

Today I want to share a card for the current House Mouse and Friends Challenge #236 - Let's Have a Party (or Anything goes).
So I'm going with Party - at least I believe my birthday card fits in that category.  This is a fabulous stamp I won a few challenges back!  Made for my big brother who will be turning 55 in April - and I think he will make the connection, since I'm always behind my DSLR camera.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bird Trio

Hello all and hope you are enjoying your weekend! Today I'm sharing a card for the current Catch the Bug challenge:  Birds, Bees, Butterflies
I'm featuring birds and butterflies using Bugaboo Stamps' Bird Trio Summer digi stamp.  A little bright and colorful...using up some older papers.  I'm trying really hard to use up my stash, but temptation is everywhere!!  So join in if you can!

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With An Attitude: Anything Goes, Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes, and Through the Craft Room Door: Always Anything Goes.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mad for Science Birthday

Yay - it's almost Friday!!  It's been a long week for me - still recovering from a respiratory infection, Beanie starting softball, Sprout's piano lessons, mid-week services, Beanie's art class, and the beginning of 4H.  And I LOVE it all!!
So I'm able to play along this week with From the Heart I Heart Sketches - a card for Bean's 10th (not till May, but I've been super organized this year (so far), even have Easter Basket goodies on their way from Amazon!!).   My card is flipped to put the circle on top.  I'm featuring From the Heart Mad for Science stamp.

Why this for a 10 year old girl?  Because she won 2nd place in the science fair this year!!  And 1st place last year.  Obviously a proud mama moment.  That's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  This meets the following challenges: Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes, and Simon Says: For a Special Lady/Girl (my baby's birthday!!).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Girl with Heart Balloons

Hello all and Happy Tuesday!  I've been in bed for a couple weeks with a respiratory infection - and I'm still exhausted!!  But I'm here to share a card for this weeks challenge at Catch the Bug blog which is ANYTHING GOES!!
I did one of those die cut gate folds from Splitcoaststampers tutorial found here.  It closes with a tuck under the circle/heart.
The picture makes it look like the opening is crooked, but it was die cut and looks pretty good IRL.  I always like anything goes - since it makes it easier to make a card with a purpose.  This was obviously for Valentine's Day.
Another project for Valentine's Day are these little origami pockets for the girls' teachers.  I found the super simple folding instructions on Pinterest.  All of these feature Bugaboo Stamps' Make it Snappy Girl Valentines Day.  This image also comes without a sentiment so you can personalize with your own sentiment.  So join in this week if you can!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Heart Monster Gate Fold

Hello all.  Today begins a new challenge at Catch the Bug: Bingo (please see post for Bingo card)!
My Bingo is Bugaboo Image/Red/Sparkle.  I saw a technique on Splitcoaststampers that I HAD to try - Die Cut Gate Fold.
Isn't that cool?  I just love that opening!  I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Heart Monster.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  That's about all for today - hoping for a relaxing weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and join in if you can.

This meets the following challenges: Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes, Making Memories Crafting: Valentine, and Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bugaboo Cowboy Horse

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card using the current Bugaboo Freebie Friday!  Remember, this freebie is available for one week only so make sure to pick it up.
This is Bugaboo Cowboy Horse and a very CAS layout.  And this post is short and sweet!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pickup this cutie!

My card meets the following challenges: Crafts Galore Encore: Anything GoesCrafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes, Moving Along with the Times: For a man, and Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunshine and Smiles

Hello all and Happy Saturday!  Today, we are celebrating a very special birthday - my little one turned 5 years old last week and today we are rockin' the house Suicide Squad style!  I'm also here to share a card for this weeks challenge at Catch the Bug: Sunshine & Smiles!
I'm featuring the cutest little Bugaboo Cowboy Horseshoe image.  The background is from the Country Life Cricut cartridge and the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  So join us this week if you can!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Teal Christmas

Hello all.  Today I'm sharing a card for this weeks challenge at Catch the Bug.  The first Saturday of each month is Anything Goes!  So to get a jump start on this year's Christmas Cards, I made this:
I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Christmas Trio Blocks - only using one block.  The background is a paint sample swiped from Home Depot long ago when deciding on paint for my living room.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  So join in this week!

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes, Jingle Belles: Let the Flakes Fall Where They May, If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Photo Inspiration, and Simply Papercraft: Always Anything Goes.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Eatin Watermelon

Hello and Happy Monday!  Almost the end of the month and I wanted to enter another House Mouse Challenge: Recycle/Re-use.
My re-use item is the card base.  I made this "fancy fold" around a year ago and it just didn't work out for what I was doing at the time.  I put it aside and forgot about it....until now.  The stamp was a little smaller than the rectangle, so I tried to fill in the space with die cuts.
I thought with the sentiment, this could easily be used for a birthday card.  I don't remember the name of this fold, but I'm sure I found it at Splitcoaststampers.  The House Mouse challenge lasts until February 4th should you want to join too.  Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful week!

This also meets the following challenges: Come and Get It: 3 or More LayersHeARTful Stamping: Anything Goes + A rubber Stamp, and Brown Sugar: Anything Goes.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Monkey Love Freebie

Hello and Happy Friday! Yay, I have made it to the weekend! Want to know what's cool about Fridays?  Bugaboo Stamps gives away a digistamp for free!  Here is a card featuring this weeks freebie Raggedy Critters Monkey:
Sprout wanted a sock monkey....so I found Beanie's old monkey, washed it, sewed the cap back on, and voila, good as new!  So this is her Valentine's Day card this year.  I've been wanting to paper piece something for a while now, and thought this would be perfect.  I added a little banner, stamped with single letters from the Michael's $1 bin.  I'll let her have it on Valentine's Day, then it will disappear into her box of memories to be handed over when she's 18.  Anyway, that's it for today.  Don't forget to pick up your freebie!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Crabby Birthday Dog with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello all and happy Monday!  Today I'm sharing a card for this weeks Catch the Bug Challenge: Bingo (please see THIS POST for the bingo card):
I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Crabby Dog.  I just could NOT resist him.  I added a little hat so he can celebrate properly!  I'm going with the following on the bingo card: Ribbon/Sentiment/Dots & Stripes.  So join in this week if you get a chance.

This meets the following challenges: Crafting When We Can: Spots and/or StripesGlitter N Sparkle: Four Legged Friends, Imagine That: Anything Goes, and Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes.

Friday, January 20, 2017

FTH Bunny and Paper Play Sketch

Hello all and Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card made for Valentine's Day.  I needed a couple more that aren't overly "lovey dovey," so I made a couple of these.  I also wanted to enter a new-to-me challenge at Paper Play Sketches (#31).
I'm featuring a freebie from From The Heart Stamps!!  Bunnies are my absolute favorite animal.  I'm allergic to pretty much every animal out there....so I no longer have any roaming my home.  Anyway, I don't usually send out many Valentine's, so I left it without sentiment and will hand write my well wishes inside.  That's it for me....I wish you a wonderful day and weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Under Sea CAS with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello all and Happy Hump Day!  Today I'm sharing a card to continue on with the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  My card is for Tuesday's challenge: Bingo (please see this post for the Bingo card).
I'm going with Birthday/Bugaboo Image/No designer paper.  I'm featuring the Bugaboo Stamps AKV Under the Sea Mini Set.  Super simple and flat enough to mail.  So join in for one or all the challenges this week and celebrate with us!

My card meets the following challenges: Through the Craft Room Door: Anything GoesUnicorn Challenge Blog: January Blues, Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes, and Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Under the Sea with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello all and Happy Saturday!  At Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, the DT is having a Birthday Bash!  So all week long, there will be lots of inspiration and plenty of challenges to enter!  We are kicking off the celebration with an Under the Sea Birthday Photo Inspiration (please see blog for photo).
I'm featuring a couple Bugaboo stamps from the AKV Under the Sea Mini Set.  I even went out of my comfort zone with a shaker card!!  It's a simple design, but hey, I tried!  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  So join Catch the Bug all week long for inspiration and challenges!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

House Mouse Lovin

Hello all and Happy Hump Day!  Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day Card.
I was able to use my new banner dies (I would make these with my cutter and scissors, but they were always lopsided, so I finally broke down and purchased the Sizzix set!).  I also thought I'd join a new challenge, the House Mouse challenge - since I'm always admiring Sue's Stamping Stuff's beautiful creations.  Hopefully this year will be a year of creation for me (as well as decluttering, quality time with girls, and continued healing).

Thank you for stopping by today!  This meets the following challenges: House Mouse Challenge: New/Anything Goes (I'm using a new die set), Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, and Through the Craft Room Door: Always Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Birthday Bird 2017 with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello all and happy 2017!!  Wow...I remember when I was young, thinking "I'll never make it to the year 2000."  Of course, I was still considerably young in 2000, but at the time, it just seemed so far away.

Some of my favorite questions from my kids:
When you were young, was everything in black and white? (after seeing a black and white movie)

I've been meaning to ask, what is that? (pointing to a telephone/landline jack in the wall)

How old were you when Jesus was born?

Why doesn't this phone work?  Answer: because that's a calculator.

Why didn't you get your first (cell) phone until you were in your 20's?!  Answer: because that's when they were invented (responding to 9 year old begging for her first cell phone).

What's a card catalog?

So how does it work? (looking at an old phone book)

Anyway, on to today's share.  Today at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, the year is starting off with an Anything Goes creation:
I'm starting my year with birthday cards!  I'm featuring the cute Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Bird.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  Again, the challenge is anything goes - super easy - so join in this week at Catch the Bug if you can!  I wish you all a very happy new year.  Thanks for stopping by.

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