Friday, December 14, 2018

Bug Reindeer Freebie

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!  It's a "Freebie Friday" at Bugaboo's Catch
 The Bug today! This little guy is called Reindeer - XMas Goodies, and isn't he
 just too cute?
Be sure to head over to the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have
created with him, then stop by the store and get him FREE to use yet this year 
on your Christmas cards!! Have a SUPER weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas Day 7

YAY the weekend is in our sights!! But sadly today is the final day
of Bugaboo's Christmas Celebration! ALSO it is Freebie Friday,
so there is a great image you can get called "Stella Chrismas -
 Christmas Cost", and she will be available at the Store for the next
week. Today's challenge is a BINGO Challenge.  

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas Day 6

Good Morning and welcome to day 6 of Bugaboo's Christmas Celebration!!
Each day this week, there has been a different challenge over at Bugaboo's
 Catch the Bug, and today is a FUN ONE!  A Color Challenge:

As I have said before, I like non-traditional colored Christmas cards, so
this one was a happy one for me!  I have used Knobby Knees Christmas - Sack.
Please stop over and see the other Design Team creations and play along for a variety

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas Day 5

Happy Hump Day, and Day 5 of Bugaboos Christmas Celebration Week!!
It has been FUN creating this week's worth of Christmas cards, and I really 
got a kick outta this one. Such CUTE characters!  This is a Photo Challenge:

When I looked at the photo, I thought of a bunch of friends celebrating together,
Please Hop over to CTB and check out the other DT creations, then get creating
a project to fit the challenge for your chance at GREAT PRIZES!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas Day 4

It is New Release Tuesday AND Day 4 of Bugaboo's Holiday Chaos Celebration!!
Today's Challenge is to create a project using the "Ugly Sweater ingredients.

I used Ugly Sweater 1 - 2 Layers ( actually more), Polka Dots and The Color Red.
I have also used the New Re-Release called Gus Christmas - Be Naughty.
Please stop by CTB and see the rest of the Design Team makes and play along
for a week's worth of GREAT PRIZES~

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas Day 3

Happy Monday Bugaboo-ers!!  Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug, 
the challenge is to make some kind of gift accessorie. I have used
  "Mini Set-Wnter Bears" - well one part of it.

Please be sure to stop by the Blog and see the other Design Team 
creations, then play along with us for chances at GREAT PRIZES!

Snowman Family

Good Morning!!  Today I am sharing a card from Paper Nest Dolls 
called "Snowman Family". Aren't they just so sweet? 
It reminds me of my nephew and his family, so this one is for them!
They like Aunt Julie's cards...LOL!
Please be sure to pop over to the blog and see the rest of the great
Design Team creations. Join in the FUN for a chance to win
some GREAT digi prizes!!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas Day 2

Good Morning!~ It is We Wish You a Sketchy Christmas Sunday at Bugaboo's
Weeklong Christmas Celebration at Catch The Bug!

I love this sketch...simple but cute!!  I have used part of the called set
"Santa Elements". These are just am couple of the adorable images in this
Please drop by the Blog and see the rest of the DT Takes on this neat sketch,
then playb along for your chance at TONS of great Bugaboo Prizes and
Guest Design Team Spots for 2019!! 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

It's a Bugaboo Christmas!!

Good Morning and WELCOME to Day 1 of Christmas Chaos
at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!!  Jodie ( the artist) and her DT are
celebrating 7 days of FUN challenges, and giving away MANY chances
to win TONS of prizes!
Today's challenge is:

I have usde the adorable Kids Christma - Boy and his Dog. I added 
lots of sparkles and Snowflakes/..BBRRRR.
Please be sure to stop by the CTB Blog and see ALL of the wonderful
Design Team creation for today. Show them some love, and join in the 
ENTIRE week of FUN and prizes!!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Photo Challenge

Good Morning from Iowa!!  We are part of the nation awaiting the
big snow storm...oh yay! ( Sarcasm!)
Today at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug, the challenge is a Photo Challenge-

I chose the image "Autmn Critter Stack 2". I just LOVE their expressions! 
You can find them at the Bugaboo Store - and right now ALL BUGABOO
IMAGES are 70% ( yes, that is 70%) off til Monday, Nov. 26th!!

Please stop by the group blog and see what the rest of the DT have created, then 
head over to the store and grab all the bargains you want for all year round!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

HMW Women

Good Morning!! Today's card is to celebrate International
Women's of many unusual holidays we celebrate 
Shopping Girls  because it reminds me of my bestie and I. We LOVE
to shop together...LOL!!
Please stop over to see what other dates the DT have created for this
week, and go celebrate a special day for YOU today!!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Elephant Love Oldie

Good Morning!!  Yay, tomorrow is Friday, BUT we here in Eastern Iowa 
are awaitig our first predicted snowfall...UGH!!
Today is Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug, so I decided 
share some adorable love!! Aren't these two just precious? They are called
Elephant Love   and are available in the store!!
Please stop by Catch the Bug and see the rest of the Design Team's makes
using Oldies But Goodies this week!!

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Good Morning!!  Today is a special card for some special people in my life!!
This goes out to all of those who have fought the fight and those who are fighting 
now!!  This image is from Paper Nest Dolls and her name is "FIGHT"!
Usually I work behind the scenes at Paper Nest Dolls with the DT, Sponsorships,
and Challenges, but I couldn't resist being a part of this month's posts!!
Have a great week and be blessed!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Little Frankie

Happy Hump Day!!  Today is HMW at Bugaboo's
Catch the Bug, and Friday is Frankenstein Day, so I  
thought this little guy would be perfect!!  I have used 
PaintShop Pro and merged  Halloween Peeker Frankie
and Halloween Pumpkin Tree.  And it just so happens 
that BOTH images are on sale thru Oct.31st!!

Please stop over and see the rest of the DT makes.
and visit the store for your own Spooky FUN!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

October at Merry Christmas Challenge

Good Morning! Today this beauty is part of The Merry Christmas Challenge.
I dug out one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets from way back when, and 
some actual ink and watercolors!! 
I adore non-traditional colors at Christmas, and blue and brown
is cone of my favorite combos!!
We are just 2 months away from the BIG DAY, so I hope you will visit the
Blog, get some gorgeous ideas, and get to making some cards to exchange
for Christmas 2018!!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

BCA Sketch at Bugaboo

Happy Sunday!!  I hope everyone has had a Fabby weekend. We
here in Iowa got our first snowfall. Melted as it hit the ground,
BUT OMGosh snow!!
Today's card was made using the Stella Says Sketch over at

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to show 
support for those fighting the fight. have lost the fight and those lucky
enough to have WON the fight against Breast Cancer!! Bugaboo has MANY
BCA images, so definately visit the store!!
Please hop over to the Blog and see the lovely DT makes, then join
us for GREAT prizes!!

Monday, September 24, 2018

BugaBOO Treats


Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug, it is Anything But Cards Monday
for the Design Team. I have made a Halloween candy holder, and added
Halloween CS - Happy Halloween to make it extra cute.There are 6 skinny
3" Tootsie rolls in there....MMmmMMm
Please stop by the blog and see what other DT members have created
and get out your Bugs for some ABC FUN!!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Today begins a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge. I love 
Poinsettias and glitter, thus this creation!!  I did the Merry Christmas circle
in Paint Shop Pro and I am really happy how it came out for a first attempt.
Please hop over to the challenge and join'll be one step closer to your
Christmas card list being complete!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Stella Giggler

Happy Saturday!!  Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge Blog,
we are highlighting cards that will make you smile!! Great theme, wouldn't 
you say?  I have used one of my favorite Bug characters, Stella! She can
usually get a giggle out of me just by the look on her face...
This image is called Summer Stella Blocks -  Lawnmower and the sentiment
Please be sure to stop by the blog and see the funnies the DT have created, then 
visit the store to see all of the great images available to get you giggling! Join us
in the challenge for your chance to win GREAT Prizes!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Something New From Bugaboo

Good Morning!!  Today we have a New Image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
to share with you. It is called "Flower -HI" .... Kind of appropriate, eh?
Where I have added the sentiment, it generally says HI, but I decided to
make it a card for a friend and erased the saying and added my own.
Please visit Bugaboo's Catch The Bug and see the creations done by more
of the Design Team, then head to the store and pick this and other new
you can use to make cards for YOUR friends!!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy Oldie at Bugaboo

Happy Thursday!!  Today is Oldie But Goodie day over at 
Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!! We are back from our 2 week 
Summer vacation ready to create!!
I have used Window Girl to make this sunny little Hello
Card. I needed one to send a friend needing a bit of a boost!
Please stop over to the Blog and see all of the great oldies, 
then visit the store and pick some up for yourself!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Christmas Cutie Pe

Good Morning! Today's card is for the August challenge at The
Merry Christmas Challenge.  I made this one for my eldest niece...
the image reminds me of how she sneaks into Grandpa's house on 
Christmas Eve to see what is hers!!
Please hop over and see what the rest of the Design Team has 
created this month. and please join in the FUN!! You can get one
card closer to your 2018 mailing needs!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

August Anything Goes with Gus

Hello and happy Saturday!!  Today is Anything Goes over at Bugaboo's
Catch The Bug Challenge  I have used my favorite old guy, Gus, as he 
always has something smart ( Ahem) to say!  
This image is called Frame I Gus - Wife's Birthday, and you can understand
why he is always in trouble...LOL!!
Right now through August 6th, Gus and ALL Bugaboo Digi Stamps are on 
sale for 50% off with the special code CIJ50!! Pretty great, eh?
Be sure to pop into the Blog and see all of the great creations done by the
design team, and then visit the store for the FABBY sale. Make an Anything
Goes card of your choice and join in the challenge for GREAT PRIZES, too!!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas In July at Bugaboo

Today we start our week long Christmas in July Celebration at 

Since I haven't been feeling the greatest, I only have a few cards 
made for the week, but there will be an entire week of fun challenges
at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug, and the DT have all been creating some
phenomenal, gorgeous Christmas makes for everyone to enjoy!!
One more super duper thing about CIJ, is a big SALE in the

Be sure to check out the great makes done by the DT , and join in the FUN!!
There are MANY great PRIZES to be had this week, and you do not want
to miss out on anything!!  Enjoy the week!!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Country Colors Birthday

Good Morning! Today's cutie is for the challenge at Bugaboo's Catch
 The Bug - use your country's colors. 
I have used Kidz Bella Birthday. I just adore these little sweeties. Her face
and hair are just so precious, and she reminds me of my niece. 
Please stop by the Blog and see what the rest of the team have created, and 
play along for GREAT prizes!!

Turquoise Christmas

Happy Saturday!! Yes, with Christmas in July, I am definately in the
mood for Holiday cards!! 
This is one of my favorite stamp sets, so I HAD to use it for this month's
Merry Christmas Challenge.  Since non-traditional colored Christmas cards
are my passion, I went with turquoise. I LOVE how it turned out!!
Please stop by TMCC and see what the rest of the team have also created,
and get a jump start on your 2018 cards!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sketchy Stella

Good Morning!!  Today at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug. we have a new
Challenge for you!! One of my Favorites...Stella Says Sketch!

I have used a FUN coffee image, that says it ALL!!  The day HAS to
start with coffee or it doesn't start...LOL. The image is named Coffee Time -
Please go see all of the great DT makes, and join in the FUN for great prizes!!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Good Morning!! I hope it is a gorgeous day in your neck of the woods!! Here
too, as the A/C broke last night, and we won't have it fixed until late afternoon!
Today's card is for Bugaboo's Catch The Bug's Oldie But Goodie Day!! Our DT 
members all dig out a little bit older images and create something NEW!!
The image I chose is called Attitude Car! I LOVE this saying...SO True!! But I 
also adore this car, as my first car in 1978 was a VW Beetle~
Please stop by CTB and see what the rest of the DT have created, and then
dig out some oldies of your own!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I Remember

Happy Wednesday! Today at The Merry Christmas Challenge, our alternate
theme is Memories. I have used this image for my card because it reminds
me of Christmases when I was young. Going to Grandma's on Christmas Eve,
with the snow and playing in the front yard before dinner. We did that after 
Grandpa and I delivered Christmas meals for Meals on Wheels...I loved visit-
ing all of the people ( usually elderly ) and getting to sing a Christmas song
for them. It made us all happy!!
Please head over to MCC and see the other DT makes. We always have an 
Anything Goes  theme, along with the alternate. I hope you'll join us and 
get a head start on your Christmas 2018 cards!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pretty Bride

Good Morning!!  Today is Oldie But Goodie Day over at Bugaboo's
Catch The Bug. This is one of my FAVE Bride images to use for 
June Weddings!!  I have done cards very similar, but always a bit 
different with this Beauty. Her name is Pretty Bride and you can find
her HERE in the Store. 
Please visit the Blog and see the other oldies used by the DT, and then
dig out yours for a play, too!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

For the Teacher

Good Morning! Today's card was  made for this week's challenge at 
Merry Christmas Challenges. Although an Anything Goes Challenge, 
there is always an alternate if you so choose to use it. This week, the 
alternate is to make a Christmas card for a Teacher!!  Being the organized
( cough) person I am, I do not know this little gal's name, but I do know 
she is a Penny Black image...isn't she a cutie?
Please stop by the blog and see the other Design Team makes, and join
us for the FUN!! Another card to add to your 2018 Christmas Cards!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Christmas Dragon

Happy Hump Day!! Today I have a cutie Christmas card for the Merry
 Christmas Challenge.  Although an Anything Goes challenge, we also
have an alternate theme each week, and this week it is Polka Dots.
Please stop by the Challenge Blog and see all of the pretty cards made
by the design team, and join in the FUN!!  It will be one more card 
ready for Christmas 2018!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

It's A Bird

Good Morning!  Today is the last day of school here in my hometown...not that
it affects me, my daughter is an adult, but we need to keep an eye out for kids
in the streets again!!
Today is ABC Monday at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug. I have used this happy Bird
on my little gift bag. I thought this would be a good sized bag for just a little
thinking of you and hoping you smile gift.
Please drop by CTB and see what else you can make with Bugs other
than cards, then check out the store for little sweeties like this on!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fitness Protection...LOL

This is so 100% my life theory...LOL!!  This little gal is FI Gertrude - Fitness Protection
from Bugaboo Stamps. Isn't she a HOOT?
Today is Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug. I saw a card made using
this ol' gal on Pinterest, and just had to make one similar! I have a friend who is going
 to be starting a Spring Diet, and thought this might give her a good giggle. 
Please go have a look at all of the great makes done by the rest of the DT, and then
dig out some oldies and get creating!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Holly and Ivy

Good Morning! Today is a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge!
I have followed the alternate theme of Holly and Ivy, but the challenge is Always
Anything Goes Christmas. I love theme cards, and this one is just too perfect for
a happy Christmas Card!
Please visit the Blog and see what the rest of the DT have created, then join in the
fun and add another Christmas card to your 2018 stash!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Christmas Gift Card

Today I have made a Christmas Gift Card Holder for this week's 
challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  Even though the 
Challenge is Always Anything Goes ( which in most cases are 
my favorite kind ) I have been really enjoying following the 
Weekly Option. Obviously this week it is Gift Card Holder...LOL!
I find I don't use my Silhouette often enough, so it was fun to put some
paper in her, and create!
Please visit MCC and see what the DT has created, and then get to work
on your own creations for Christmas 2018 and join us!