Saturday, July 28, 2012

Breastfeeding Necklace

I love browsing Etsy and  I really enjoy handcrafted items.  I've had my eye on the gorgeous glass beads made by DeniseAnnette for the longest time.  But if you don't grab what you want right away, someone else will!  So this time, I acted fast and got me this little guy:

He came beautifully packaged and is a wonderful size.  The colors are nice and vibrant and I love his little heart.
So what did I make with him?  Well, my subject line gave it away: a breastfeeding necklace.  I didn't really know what these were but thought I'd make one anyway since Sprout has fast growing, razor sharp nails.  He has absolutely no sharp areas and has so much texture!
It's as easy to make as it looks.  I spent more time finding the wooden circles.  I finally found them at Joann's in the curtain section.  So I put it on at feeding time and it was a success!!  You never really know if things "work" or not, but Sprout immediately grabbed on and kept those little nails busy - and I walked away without scratches!

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

Friday, July 27, 2012

Let's Play

Hello all and Happy Friday.  It's especially happy for those of you who like freebies.

Today, Bugaboo is offering up, FOR FREE, this little AKV soccer player!  I especially like that it's a girl because we hope to get Beanie into the sport.  She loves to run, but there really aren't any track teams out there, especially for little ones.
I went with a really CAS layout from Splitcoaststampers.  Then I tried to add flowers...didn't like it.  I brought out some bling bling.  Nope.  Oh forget it!  It is what it is!  LOL!

Thought I'd show how the card really "works."  That's what I liked about the sketch.  But I think I want to try it again.  Anyway, pick up your freebie today!  And head over to Catch the Bug  to see some REAL TALENT using this image.

Oh, I also want to mention that OLGA was chosen by as my winner in the Christmas in July Bugaboo blog hop!!   Thanks Olga, and everyone else for hopping with us!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Friendship Bear in Orange

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Bugaboo is sponsoring this weeks challenge over at Come And Get It:
For my card, I went with: Buttons, Free, and Flowers:
 I'm using the adorable Teddy - Plain Teddy, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's  Garden Whimsy.
I also added a little glaze and sewing.  I know he looks a little concerned, or maybe even a little sad, but I prefer to think he's in a state of contemplation.  He's probably trying to decide which flavor of ice cream is his favorite!  Thank you for joining me and have a wonderful week!

This meets the following challenges:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas Freebie Friday at Bugaboo

Hello and Happy Friday!  I so look forward to weekends, even if they are full of errands!  If you are following along this week with Catch the Bug's Christmas in July, today's challenge is:
Wondering where my bow is?
Yeah, well, I obviously wasn't paying attention.  Do the bows on the image count?  Probably not.  Oh well.  But the good news: it's FREEBIE FRIDAY and this little guy is up for grabs at Bugaboo Stamps!!
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs and the layout is Splitcoaststampers SC65.  I added a little bling (just a few crystals on the DP), glossy accents, and sewing.  Thank you for stopping by and hope you're enjoying all the challenges.

This will be entered in the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tropical Santa Tag

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  If you are following along with Christmas in July at Catch the Bug, the challenge today is:
And I'm using the Santa in the Sand for my Christmas tag:
The palm tree is from Cricut cart Doodlecharms cut at 3.75" on flip.
Isn't he cute?  There is a whole new set of these guys available at Bugaboo Stamps!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you're enjoying all the challenges!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas Angel

Hello and hope you had a great weekend.  Today's Christmas in July Challenge over at Catch the Bug is:
This was a fun one for me making me think outside the box.  I used Jesse Bear Angel for my card:
Without the sentiment, I wasn't sure if it was Christmas-y enough, so I made sure to stamp the outside using Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs.  The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC73 with a little added flourish.
I added a little glitter on the wings and some glossy accents.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July Bugaboo Hop

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  If you are here from Linda's Blog, you are right on track.  If you are just here to visit lil' ol' me, then welcome to the:

Today for our hop, we are featuring cards for kids.  I'm using Knobby Knees Christmas - Candy Cane:
The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC19 and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I like the simple layout - even thought my "random" tearing really isn't so random LOL!  I added a little sewing and that that's about as fancy as I got.
Here is a close up of my image...that you could win!  Just leave me a comment and I will chose one person using Random.Org!

There are LOTS of chances to win prizes from Bugaboo Stamps.  Check out Catch the Bug for ALL the details.  I hope you are enjoying the hop!

Next up is:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Inside Out with Ice Cream

Hello all and Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing a card for two challenges that are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps:

The first is Crafting for All Seasons:

I used Birthday Penguin - Ice Cream , a little kraft, and a touch of sewing:
The second is the Digital Tuesday challenge:
INSIDE OUT (decorate the inside of the card too)
Going off the drips on the ice cream cone, I used a Martha Stewart border punch, more sewing and Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment.  Thank you for visiting today and stay cool!

This also meets the following challenges:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Silhouette Card Set

Hello and happy Saturday!  Today a new challenge has been set at Catch the Bug:
I really like the silhouettes at Bugaboo and have been wanting to make a set of cards for my little cousin:
 I used the Silhouette - Elephant for two cards:
And I used the Silhouette - Butterfly for the other two:
They each have a different sentiment just for variety, but are pretty much all occasion.  The papers are from  Pink Petticoat, and I added just a touch of sewing but was going for a CAS look.  She lives far from all of us, and I hope these will help her stay in touch with her friends.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Couple Announcements

Hello all and Happy Friday!!!  Woo-hoo!!!  I just want to share that today is Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps and you can see some awesome creations at Catch the Bug using the freebie!  I haven't had much time to myself and wasn't able to use the freebie this week, but I'm taking it for later anyway :)
Also, I want to share that Bugaboo Stamps is having a fabulous sale!  I'm not just spreading the word because I'm on the design team - one of the best DT's out there - but because I REALLY LOVE Bugaboo!
That's all folks!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cookie Boy

Hello all.  Wow, I've been gone for a little bit huh?  I didn't even realize it's been a while since I last posted (thanks for checking on me Sandy!).  The heat must be getting to me!  Well, I'm still around.  Been trying to be productive around the house.  That's code for cleaning and de-cluttering!  I can't believe how much stuff I have accumulated!
Anyway, allow me to share a CUTE little cookie boy card kit with you.  And for the record, chocolate chip cookies are my fave and I have perfected my "high altitude" recipe.  The stamp is from Bugaboo and is part of a kit that includes images, sentiments, and papers.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!

This meets the following challenges:


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