Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Non-Traditional Valentine?

Of course it is another Challenge Card! The Bugaboo Stamps Challenge will be going on through February 6th at 7AM (EST)! This card using non-traditional colors would make a great Valentines Day card, as well as an entry for the Bugaboo Challenge...'cept as a design team member I'm ineligible to win! But you're not, so why not head over there and give it a whirl & get a chance to win something cool? However, this card is also a great match for the DareU2Digi Challenge 30, the Totally Stampalicious Challenge, and the ALC Sketch Challenge #10.

Hope you enjoy the card! Be sure to leave me some love to let me know what you think!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Post 3 - Non Traditional Color Valentines Card

Here is another card I made for Bugaboo Stamps Non-Traditional Color Valentines Card Challenge. Just gotta love the versatility of Bugaboo Stamps, and I especially loved the challenge of using this Skelekinz Stroller  for a Valentines Day Card!!  I also used it for One Stop Craft Challenge #65. Be back later with more to share!

One more quick Challenge post

I made this card to share with everyone as a Non-traditional color Valentines card for Bugaboos Challenge. I didn't use any Embellies, which also made it eligible for Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge #14, Totally Stampalicious' Valentine Challenge, and Artful Inkables Think Spring Challenge as well! I'll be posting more cards- but sporadically, because unfortunately my DD isn't feeling very well today. BBL! Scrappy

It's a SUNNY Day...?!

Well the sun is out, but is below freezing outside here! We are all snuggled in for the day safe and sound. I hope you are all warm and comfy too! Annabella seems to be over whatever stomach juju was plaguing her yesterday! Woohoo! Now hopefully, no one else gets it!

Don't forget to keep on being creative today and play along with the Bugaboo Stamps Challenge. I'll be periodically adding cards and projects on my blog, because even though I can't win the groovy prizes you all have a chance at, - and it's the DT's day off- I just *LOVE* my Bugaboos!

My daughter and I are going to spend some QT together cooking and playing in my stamp room! I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful SUNday with your loved ones too!

This is the project Annabella completed today. It was such a nice day for us to stamp and enjoy our time together. I am so lucky that my daughter enjoys stamping as much as I do. Considering she is 3 years old, I'm reasonably sure she will soon easily surpass my stamping prowess! What do you think? I don't mind at all, so long as she continues to enjoy spending time with me!

Bugaboo Stamps Non-Traditional Valentine Challenge

I've been making a ton of cards with Red, White and Pink for Valentines Day! But doing the same old thing can get stale and dull fast! Sometimes you have to think 'outside the box' and come up with a card or two that are different.

In that spirit, Bugaboo Stamps has come up with a great challenge - Make a Valentines Card, Layout, Tag, or Item using Non-Traditional Colors - No RED or PINK!! I  used Puppy Love Heart String to make this card on the left. The card below is another good example of a Valentine using non-traditional colors as well! That cute puppy comes from Bugaboos Valentine Basket Line - so if your more of a 'cat person' , a 'bunny lover', or you just want to see the other sweet animals Bugaboo has waiting just for you or your Valentine, check them out by clicking the link above!

These great cards and those of the other DT members were great fun to make! I can't wait to see your cards and projects too! Don't forget to become a follower here, and post your pictures using Mr Linky so we can all enjoy them too! During this 1st Challenge, we  need to see your cards posted for a chance to win some awesome prizes! So do ya wanna know what you can win? OF COURSE ya I'm going to tell ya!

1 Grand prize winner will receive 7 Bugaboo digi stamps of their choice!! And, being as it is our very 1st challenge, we'll throw in a couple more prizes! 1 Second prize winner will receive 4 Bugaboo digi stamps of their choice!! 1 Third prize winner will recieve 2 Bugaboo digi stamps of their choice!!

Now how is that for a rockin' chance at something cool?! Head over to your table, find your 'Mojo', & get creative! Don't forget - you can enter as many times as you want, but you get TWO ENTRIES for each card you make using a BUGABOO STAMPS image! This challenge begins on January 30th, 2010 and ends on February 6th, 2010 at 7 am EST. We will make the announcement of our winners on February 8th, 2010. Good Luck, have fun, and I wish you all lotsa good Mojo!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Gotta give my girl a SHOUT OUT!

My own partner-in-crime, and fellow Bugaboo Stamps DT member, Michele did something extraordinary and I wanted to give her a quick SHOUT OUT! Michele helped design her own stamp set for There She Goes stamps! It's called 'Chemistry' and she is guesting RIGHT NOW on a BLOG HOP that you just GOTTA check out! Get on over there and you'll see why I sent ya!

It's Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday!

Yep! TGIF! I LOVE FRIDAYS-especially when that means you get a new FREE stamp from Bugaboo Stamps! This week the always generous Jodie gave us TWO stamps to choose from! This is the first sample card I made using the Swingin' Chick digi and I had a ton of fun making this card! I will add the challenges info later, because I want to show you something else while I'm on the subject of spending QT with my fave digis!

My 3 year old daughter,  Annabella REALLY wanted in on the action this week! She nagged & whined, begged & wheedled, until I finally walked away from my stamp room & she colored her own image in to make a card herself! But how can you stay mad when a sweet little face looks up at you & is all proud of the card she made, "just like your card Mommy!"? She laid it out how she wanted it, chose her 'Mama Ho Bling' & ransacked my scraps to make it just right. I helped by running the nesties through the CB & Mono-ing it all where she wanted it. So I'm sharing her card with you today and she is just tickled that everyone will see hers too! Whatever will be next? Her own blog? Nope! She says she wants to do "Challenges too"! Oh Boy!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Don't think I forgot!

It is another OBG (Oldy but Goody) Thursday at Bugaboo Stamps so I thought I'd share my snarky little 'un-Valentine' card for that special person (you just wish would go away) in your life! Hope you enjoy my 'off' sense of humor!


I also created these other two cards using some of Bugaboo's 'older images' that I *needed*! I'm sure you'll see why & agree!

This  first card is for my best friend since high school, & my daughters  godmother. She probably has no idea how much I think of her & how much I miss her! We don't get to talk nearly as much as we should! I immediately thought of her when I saw this watering can full of 'Monkeyfaces'. Her dad has called her 'Monkeyface' for years, & I know she loves them too! Now, I hope she won't see this least not until after she gets the card in the mail!

Bugaboo Stamps, the Catch the Bug Blog, our SNR Universe Fan Site, and the PaperCraft Planet Bugaboo site have all reached our first big milestone for followers! We, on the DT as well as all of Bugaboos Digi-fans are all enjoying the celebration along with Jodie the creator of Bugaboo Stamps! Jodie released THREE freebie stamps so that everyone could enjoy all of the digi fun we've been having in this new year and this new endeavor! This is just one of the sweet digi's that Jodi gifted everyone with to celebrate! Thanks Jodie and congratulations! We look forward to helping you reach the next big milestone on this exciting journey!


On a different  note:
 I have been playing with my new Bugaboo Digis alot, but don't think I haven't also been inkin' up the clear and rubbah ones just as much! I created this card for my friend Gabby's 80's theme swap! When I think 80's I think 'Valley Girl-speak', 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High', of all the AWESOME music! So What do you think? Is this 'Totally Rad' or 'Grody to the Max'? Be sure to leave me some love in the comments section! :-)

Challenges these cards qualify for include:

Monkey Valentine Card:  - Challenge #64  - #88  - TSMonday13  - Challenge #24

'Monkeyface' Watering Can Card:

Down Jacket Card:  - Challenge #87  - Challenge #63 - Challenge #24
Totally Rad Card:  - Challenge #24

Something else cool? YEP!

This afternoon, I found out I was the randomly chosen winner of the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge! I was so excited to find that I won some stamps from Stitchy Stamps!  My winning card featured this fun, and sassy stamp from Bugaboo Stamps! Head over there to get some "Mildred's" yourself!

Now as some of you know, I just LOVE Challenges! So when Stitchy told me she was starting up a new challenge blog on Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share the news with all of you! While she is getting it all set up, she has a mini challenge started (no 'work' to do for it at all!) as well as some yummy Blog Candy waiting there! Head over to her new challenge blog - One Stitch at a Time and nab yourself a chance to win something good too!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday!

Well it's Wednesday and I'm halfway through the week! I have a ton of housecleaning to do because I found out last night that we are going to have some young guests dropping in to play with my 3 year old! Since I have never met my guests, I have no idea exactly how old they are, or what they are like. That also means I have to  go crawling around on my stomach - mission impossible style - just in case! I also have to grocery shop, run a few errands, and fix my mothers showerhead (in the next town over) all before my guests get here. Oh...and one more very important thing...I don't know what time they will be here! That all said...I can only say one thing to explain this whole saga... My darling husband made these arrangements.

Believe it or not, I actually am a positive thinker (self delusional huh?)! I really think I'll be able to handle all of this! I mean seriously, just because I was still in my stamp room playing with my Copics and making cards after 2:30am, doesn't mean I will be tired right? Just another three POTS of coffee, and I'll be able to open my eyes. Then and only then will I start running around like the hamster-on-crack that I always am!

Okay, so the real reason most of you come and check in on my blog is that you wanna see what kinda creative things I've been up to. Well, I made this card after I opened a swap envelope from my good friend Su, and these GORGEOUS felt flowers fell out! I have no idea where she got them, but I do believe I will have to make a roadtrip to get some more! I used Bugaboo Stamps Kitty Basket Stamp from the new line Jodie introduced last week. I made this card especially to take part in Crafty Creations Blog Hop, -and because Bugaboo Stamps is a sponsor! But of course all the little extra deets make it perfect for my ever growing challenge list! This one was just SO fun to play with! A special thanks to Su G, Jodie, & all the folks making up these challenges! Keep 'em coming!

***Don't miss Bugaboo DT member Jackie's Tutorial! ***

This card was created for the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar- Challenge #87

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps- Color Challenge
Crafty Pad Challenge #24
Dareu2Digi - Button Challenge
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #43
Incy Wincy Designs - Fave medium Challenge
Charisma Cardz - Color Challenge
Crafty Creations - Challenge #51
Simon Says Stamps - Punch Challenge
Artful Inkables - Think Ink #12 Challenge
Corrosive Challenge #47
All Sorts Hearts and Flowers Challenge
One Stop Craft - Challenge #64
Caardvarks Color Challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yay! It's another New Release Tuesday!

I love to get to see the Bugaboo Stamps new releases and making new cards and projects with them to show you! This week, Jodie was pretty crafty and sent the DT all different images to see what we would come up with! I had a blast making this with this CUTE puppy! I added the sentiment myself, so the puppy is perfect for several different occasions! Be sure to check back during this weekends Challenge to see what else I've created with him! And of course, I wouldn't be me if I didn't note that he is also PERFECT to complete several challenges as well!

This card is perfectly suited for the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar challenge #87 – Lotsa Layering

Crafty Kimmies - Color Challenge
Crafty Pad Challenge #24
Dareu2Digi Challenge - Use Buttons
Creative Card Crew Challenge #43
Incy Wincy - Fave coloring medium challenge
All Sorts Color Challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge #63
Caardvarks Color Challenge
Charisma Cardz Color Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenge #51
Simon Says Stamps Punch Challenge

Monday, January 25, 2010

...More Bugboo Fun

I just can't resist playing with these sassy Bugaboo girls and doing them up for challenges! These digi's are so incredibly versatile, and it's pretty simple to find a great sentiment for anyone and any occassion! Check out the 'High Maintenance Girl' card I made for one of my shopaholic friends! I even matched her up to my friends looks and taste!

This card was made for the following challenges:

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Come on! Ya gotta laugh today! It's de riguer for Belly Laugh Day! I have every intention of putting up as many cards to make you laugh as possible tonight along with doing challenges too of course! ;-) Check 'em out and let me know if I've brightened your day with a laugh!

Don't forget to nab this Mildred from Bugabostamps! She's the Friday Freebie and seriously...who doesn't like free?

Challenges entered with this card: - Fave coloring medium - #87 – Lotsa Layering - Use Buttons


Did you know today is National Belly Laugh Day? No? Well it is, so here is my Bugaboo Stamp card to celebrate! Hope you get a chuckle out of it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Waiting for warmer weather...

Yeah, I know it's January, but I'm freezing & can't wait until spring! So when I saw Artful Inkables Challenge, to make this fun, cute, and spring-y card! The bunny stamp from Bugaboo Stamps makes it apropro for Crafty Pads challenge, and the layering also make it perfect for A Spoonfull of Sugar's challenge as well! Hope you like it!

This card was entered in the following challenges! Thank You all for the fun opportunities to play along! - #87 – Lotsa Layering - Think Ink #12 - Spring Theme - Challenge #24 - Use Animals Use Brown and Pink - Use Buttons - Fave coloring medium

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Freebie Friday again!

TGIF? That's right! It's Friday, so don't forget to check out Bugaboo Stamps Freebie ! But guess what? Jodie, being the generous gal she is has a surprise waiting for you there! Here is a few hint's to get you started...

This card was entered in the following challenges! Thank You all for the fun opportunities to play along! Use pink, Red, and Chocolate on card Use Brown and Pink - #87 – Lotsa Layering - Challenge #24 - Use Animals - Use Buttons - Fave coloring medium - Challenge #63 / Use fancy corners

This card was entered in the following challenges! Thank You all for the fun opportunities to play along! - #87 – Lotsa Layering - Fave coloring medium

This card was entered in the following challenges! Thank You all for the fun opportunities to play along! Use pink, Red, and Chocolate on card  Use Brown and Pink - #87 – Lotsa Layering  - Challenge #24 - Use Animals - Fave coloring medium - Challenge #63 / Use fancy corners

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's me again...!

I'm happy to have made this weeks featured 'Oldie but Goodie' card sample for Bugaboo Stamps! This card features Ruby -January along with the sentiment that accompanies JJ - Not Busy. There are so many creative ways to combine Jodie's sassy girls and clever sentiments! This is an especially great for helping those of us with limited supplies and storage space to increase the many different things we can create! Ruby is excellent for invitations, Girls Night Out themes, birthday's, parties, and all sorts of occasions! And because she is a digital stamp, she conveniently takes up only a miniscule spot in your hard drive! :-) What a great no-clutter solution for having your stamps and your space tidy too!

This card was entered in the following challenges! Thank You all for the fun opportunities to play along! - #87 – Lotsa Layering - Fave coloring medium

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blog Hop -Blog Candy Winner!

The Bugaboo Stamps Blog Hop is officially over and the info has been tallied! picked #37, which means GENETTA -you have won my Chef Pierre Recipe Book & Package!

Please email me at to claim your prize. Don't forget to put 'BLOG HOP WINNER' in the subject line and include your shipping address so I can get it into the mail ASAP! Congratulations!

Faux Flower Soft???

Love the look of Flower Soft, but not the price? Head over to Tammy's Blog to find a quick, easy, and CHEAP way to make your own Flower Soft substitute!

I *think* I might  have to try it myself and post my card later tonight! Thanks Tammy for sharing in your tutorial!

Check back every Wednesday on the Bugaboo Blog to see what techniques and tips the Design Team wants to share with you next!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps

Be sure to check out Bugaboo Stamps fun, and sassy new stamp release! I am delighted to be part of the design team that makes up these samples to show you! These are just a few examples of what you can make with some of Bugaboo's newest stamps!

Be sure to go to to nab yourself some or all of these cute Digital Stamps! While you're there, don't forget to check out ALL of the fun project samples and this weeks Freebie too!

Domestically Challenged?

I made this card thinking of someone in particular...(YOU know who you are!) :-p Anywho, I hope you enjoy this card featuring  Bugaboo Stamps - JJ Cooking. This was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I decided to try it! Let me know what you think!

It is apropro for the following challenges:

* These are all Clickable Links if you want to check out the challenges yourself!

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Bugaboo Stamps ABaC Monday!

That's right! Today & every Monday, Bugaboo Stamps will feature an ABaC (Anything But a Card) created by one of the Design Team members. This first week, it is my honor to get to share another fun project with you!

I used Monkey Love -Topper to alter this plastic lunchbox and make a bag topper for the little bag of chocolate hearts. As you can see, since the stamps are DIGITAL, you can easily change the size and sentiment for anything you might want to make. I am even using this to make the party favors for my daughters preschool Valentine's Party! Be sure to keep checking back here as I will be adding other Valentines projects, ideas, sketches & cards!

Sourcelist for ABaC: Plastic Lunchbox (Dollar Tree), Real Red CS (SU), Plastic Gusseted Favor Bags (CDS), Georgia Pacific 110 # White CS (Walmart), The Paper Company DP (JoAnns Crafts),  Ribbon (Walmart, Michaels, ACMoore), Asst. Candy (CVS)

Recipe for ABaC Projects: GP White CS, Paper Company DP, Digi by Bugaboo Stamps, SU Real Red Cardstock, Spellbinders Nestibilies,  Asst. Ribbons, Copics: E15, E19, O, R83, R27.

Also submitted to Sew Many Challenges

Crabby Cathy has struck again...!

I love this little girl from Bugaboo Stamps! I thought about what she *might* be thinking as soon as I looked at her. Then I thought 'why not?' and printed up this sentiment. Being me...I also tried to see how many challenges I could work her into, & beat my earlier record of TEN challenges on one card, by FOUR more!

She is apropro for the following 14 Challenges:

* Click on links if you want to see the challenges.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Challenging Challenges....

I made two more challenge cards!


Uh-huh...another 6..NO!... EIGHT challenges completed...

I'm going to post really quickly, so I can feed my monster...& his daughter! Hope you enjoy this card!

It's perfect for completing the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

365 Teen Theme Challenge
Hope Stamps Cupcake Color Challenge
ABC Challenge/ 'L’ is for theme
YNS Embossing Challenge
Crafty Creations Texture Challenge 
Practical Scrapper's Embossing Challenge
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz -Use Something New Challenge
Raise the Bar Debut Day Challenge
Belli Challenge #82 (CBC82)

They call me 'EB'....

Alot of my good friends on Splitcoaststampers know me as 'EB'... meaning 'Energizer Bunny'! In keeping with this, I've been known to stay up all night chatting on Splitcoaast, stamping, etc. However, since I have pneumonia I'm "taking it easy (er)" so I *only* worked on around a dozen or so challenge cards. Here is another of the challenge cards I made using Bugaboo Stamps - JJ Ugly.

Another card for a Challenge?

You betcha! These Bugaboo Stamps make it quick and easy to enter almost any challenge!

I used this one for Crafty Creations Texture Challenge, a Diecutz Challenge, Sew Many Challenges- Anything Goes, as well as a Taylored Expressions Challenge  ! This was fast & so much FUN to do!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hope you LOL!

I have a bit of a cracked sense of humor, but I hope you'll bear with me! I made this card using Bugaboo Stamps Stella Coffee for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #146. I submitted it to Fun and Fancy's Challenge - Winter Theme, Belli Challenge #82 (CBC82), Sew Many Challenges-Anything Goes, and this Snowflake Challenge as well. Hope you get a good giggle from it too!

New Challenge

I decided to use Bugaboo Stamps freebie Stella - Birthday to do Challenge #7  sponsored by Your Next Stamp Challenge. It's also perfect for the Birthday Challenge from Pink Elephant, Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes, and the Embossing Challenge for Practical Scrappers!
What do you think?

Don't forget to keep posting your comments during the Bugaboo Stamps Blog Hop for a chance to win some excellent prizes! :-) The Blog Hop starts here!