Sunday, March 30, 2014

LoveBug Creations Spring Celebrations Blog Hop


Welcome to LoveBug Creations Spring Celebrations 
New Release and Blog Hop!!

If you have floated over from Kathy's blog, then you are on the right path, but if you stumbled upon our hop and want to start with our blog hostesses, then click over to
LOVEBUG CREATIONS
Spring is a time for Easter and Mother's Day events but it also signals weddings, graduations, family reunions, and more.  LoveBug Creations has some new awesome products to unveil today for your spring celebrations.

  So do you want to add something special to your handmade projects?? If so, consider these new springtime collections for your crafting arsenal of rumple ribbon delights:



And for something different, we are releasing the beautiful Mama's Roses.  
Each rose is hand-formed and hand-dyed; each has dimensions of  2"x 2" and can be used as is or inked, painted, stickled, and more - your imagination can provide lots of possibilities for these beauties - and they are feather-light so you can create lots of projects from layouts to cards to tags to mixed media creations to 3-D creations and more and not feel there's an anchor on your project, weighing it down!

And if that isn't enough... We've got 4 NEW Mama's Mesh Colors: Kraft, Ivory, Light Blue & Light Pink!!!
Also Mama's Mesh is now being offered to buy by the yard as opposed to in collections!



So settle back as we take you on a tour of spring celebrations and invite you to visit our
 LBC ONLINE STORE

With Easter right around the corner, I decided to make a little Easter gift for someone:


I found this egg svg and knew I wanted to make it! After I had it all assembled it was time to embellish! My favorite part hehe! I decided to add some bling to the flower frame and I stamped my sentiment onto the banner. I added some green crinkle paper shreds for the grass and a small chocolate bunny. My favorite part is the gorgeous new Rumple Ribbon from LoveBug Creations that I added to the top of my egg. I used two colors together, Dahlia & Garden Green, to form my bow. Once it was formed and fluffed the way I wanted it, I got out my ribbon curler and curled up the tails to give it those fun curls that hang down. Then I simply added a band of bling around the middle and glued it onto my egg.

Here is a close up up my bow:


Aren't those colors gorgeous??? So soft and pretty, perfect for so many projects!

How about some delicious LBC Blog Candy!
LoveBug Creations is offering a $10 gift certificate to our online store and several other items as well.

What do you have to do to be a possible winner?


1.  Become a follower of each crafter (if you're not already)
2. Leave a love note at each blog spot with your contact info
3. For one extra chance to win like our Facebook Page and leave a comment at
4. Check back on Wednesday for the announcement of the winners

The full spring line up is:
10. Stacey: http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/ (HERE)

I am the last stop on this hop, we hope you enjoyed your visit and wish you happy spring celebrations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Supplies Used:
LoveBug Creations Products:
Dahlia Rumple Ribbon
Garden Green Rumple Ribbon

My Creative Time Products:
To My Best Peep

Other Products:
Cardstock: Whisper White (SU!) Glitter CS (DCWV). Patterned Paper: Sweet Petites (Nicole). Ink: Coastal Cabana (SU!). SVG: Sweet Sugar Egg (My Scrap Chick). Misc.: Bling (Darice)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

MCT Designer Challenge

Hi crafty friends!
Happy Thursday! I hope your week has been wonderful so far!

Today starts a new challenge over at the My Creative Time blog!
The challenge is to make a project that uses no store bought patterned paper.
You can create your own patterned paper though using any of Emma's stamps.

This is the card that I created for the challenge:


For my card, I made my own background paper by using one of the stamps from the Coffee Backgrounds Stamp Set and stamping it onto some cream cardstock. That cute little coffee cup came from the Coffee Break Stamp Set. I then added a small heart from the Stitched Heart Layering Dies onto the coffee sleeve and filled it in with some glossy accents and used this sentiment from the You Are Perk-fect stamp set to tie it all together. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to stop  by the My Creative Time blog to see all the fabulous projects that my design team sisters created and enter the challenge! I would love to see what you create!

Have a great crafty day!

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Supplies:
My Creative Time Products:
You Are Perk-fect Stamp Set

Other Products:
Cardstock: Kraft & Cream (Recollections), Real Red (SU!). Ink: Baked Brown Sugar (SU!). Misc.: Glossy Accents, Offray Ribbon

Monday, March 24, 2014

MCT: Made In Minutes

Happy Happy Monday!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today over at the My Creative Time blog, it is
Made In Minutes!
This is the day where we create a project and try to keep it under 20 minutes. 
Sounds pretty hard huh? It actually isn't, especially since the My Creative Time products are so versatile and easy to work with. Most of the time, the hardest part for me when it comes to crafting, is picking out the right papers. I can spend a good half hour (sometimes more) just looking through paper lol! 

For my project today, I decided to make some simple but cute little treat boxes to put into my daughter's Easter box for her and her roomies. 


I simply used the Bubblegum Treat Box to make 3 little gifts. Once I had them all cut out, I cut out 3 of the scallops using the Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies and also cut out 3 of the little bunnies using the All Around Holidays Set. I also stamped each of the scalloped circles with the Happy Easter that also comes from the All Around Holidays Set in coordinating colors for the box that they would be going on. Once I had everything cut out and stamped, all I did was assemble. I stuffed them with some candy and then tied off each end with some tulle. 

Here is a top view so that you can see the box shape:

The total time it took me to create all 3 boxes from start to finish was only a little over 17 minutes!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to stop by the My Creative Time blog to see more Made In Minutes projects :)
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Supplies:
My Creative Time Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana & Wisteria Wonder (SU!), Inks: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana & Wisteria Wonder (SU!). Misc: Foam Adhesive, Tulle, ScorTape

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hello Spring!!

Hi crafty friends!
I hope you are having a super weekend!
Today I would like to show you a super simple card that I made that uses some of that awesome
 LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon!

I think most of us are sooo ready for Spring, so I thought maybe....just maybe....if I make a Spring card, Mother Nature will listen and let us have it haha!
Wishful thinking huh?
Anywho, here is the card that I made:


For my card, I found some pretty spring patterned papers and then layered them onto my card base. I added some of that beautiful Lemonade Rumple Ribbon and I heat embossed my greeting and my image using some white embossing powder. 
I love how pretty the Lemonade Rumple Ribbon is!!
A fabulous yellow & it really gets me thinking about sunshine!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to stop by the Lovebug Creations Blog daily for more inspiration featuring those wonderful LoveBug Creations Products!

If you would like to purchase some Rumple Ribbon, Simply Sheer or Mama's Mesh, you can check out the Lovebug Creations Store by clicking HERE

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!!

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Supplies:
LoveBug Creations Products:

My Creative Time Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay & Daffodil Delight (SU!). Patterned Paper: Color Crush (AC). Misc.: Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, Treading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Foam Adhesive, button, twine. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday

Hi crafty friends & happy Thursday!
Today over at the My Creative Time blog, it is
Thrifty Thursday!
This is the day where we show you projects made with scraps, leftovers or recycled items.

I decided to make a little Easter treat holder using a recycled Starbucks frappe bottle and a little matching gift card.


To make my bottle, I simply removed all the labels and then thoroughly cleaned it. Once it was completely dry from being washed, it was time to decorate. I wrapped my bottle with some patterned paper and thin strips of the green card stock that was left over from the layout that I did last week. (You can see that HERE). Once that was done, I cut out that cute little chick from the Hello Chickie! set using some scraps of card stock and adhered it to the front of my bottle using some foam adhesive.  For the neck of my bottle, I used some scrap lace and then added a tulle bow.  For my 3x3 card, I cut out the base using some scrap white cardstock and then decorated it with more of my scraps. I used the Curly Label Die & the Stitched Curly Label Die to frame my sentiment from the To My Best Peep stamp set. I added another tulle bow and Voila!



For the lid of my bottle, I used the Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies to help cover up the logo. I got my greeting from the Happy Hunting Stamp Set and the cute little Easter Egg is from the Hello Chickie Stamp Set.


I think this will make a cute little gift for someone and it was completely made from scraps and recycled items (except for the tulle and adhesive)! Gotta love that!

Make sure you head over to the My Creative Time blog to see more Thrifty Thursday Inspiration from my wonderful design team sisters!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Supplies:
My Creative Time Products:

Other Products Used:
ScorTape, Tulle, Baked Brown Sugar & Daffodil Delight Ink (SU), Corner Chomper, Foam Adhesive, Lace, Scrap card stock & patterned papers. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

You're My Pot Of Gold

For my MCT Little Bitty Blog Hop post, please click HERE

Hi everyone & happy Sunday!
I hope your weekend has been great so far!
Today I wanted to show you a project that features some of that yummy 
Simply Sheer Ribbon from LoveBug Creations!

With St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to create this little gift filled with some "gold".

I decided to make this little tube holder and then fill the tube with some Rolo's...errr, I mean gold! lol! I used some patterned paper that reminded me of a rainbow, added some four leaf clovers as well as that super cute sentiment! Of course, the Simply Sheer ribbon added the perfect touch!

Here is a close up of that beautiful Simply Sheer Ribbon from the 


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to stop by the Lovebug Creations Blog daily for more inspiration featuring those wonderful LoveBug Creations Products!

If you would like to purchase some Rumple Ribbon, Simply Sheer or Mama's Mesh, you can check out the Lovebug Creations Store by clicking HERE

Don't forget to wear some green tomorrow so you don't get pinched ;)
I hope you have a great crafty day!!


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Products Used:
LoveBug Creations Products:

My Creative Time Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: green (DCWV), White (Recollections). Patterned Paper: The Spring Mix Stack (DCWV). Ink: Aquarium (Martha Stewart). Misc.: Bling (Queen & Co.), Twine (Trendy Twine), Dimensionals (SU!), Circle Punch (McGill), 1" Circle Punch (Fiskars), Corner Chomper, Tube, Rolos Candy

Friday, March 14, 2014

MCT's Little Bitty Blog Hop


Welcome to this FUN "MINI" release blog hop! 
If you did not arrive here from Jessica's blog, then you might want to start off at the beginning of the hop HERE because there is NOTHING you want to miss!
 Emma has been getting SEVERAL requests to make a die to coordinate w/ her cute Typewriter stamp that is in the "Once Upon a Time" stamp set! As for the "Never Be Lost" set, well….this is a MUST HAVE for LOTS of fun projects such as your project life albums, scrapbook pages, smash booking, cards.. etc…..! The possibilities are simply endless w/these 2 new items! 
Sit back, relax & hop along w/us to see some AMAZING & DIFFERENT ways to use these
 2 "tiny but mighty" new items! ;)

For my project, I am showcasing the fun new MUST HAVE Typewriter Die!
I absolutely adore the typewriter in the "Once Upon A Time" stamp set and having this Typewriter Die makes is so easy to add it onto your project! 
I decided to make a fun somewhat "vintage" looking birthday card as well as a little coordinating candy treat holder.

Here is the card that I created:

For my card, I found some fun papers that I thought looked a little vintage to go along with my sentiment. I used the Fun Stitched Edges to create that fun little green border. I also used the typewriter and the sentiments from the Once Upon A Time stamp set and then used the Typewriter Die to cut out my typewriter. Once that was done, I popped it up with some foam adhesive onto the Stitched Doily Die that is also popped up with foam adhesive. 

For my candy container, I used the Treat Slider Box die to create a little coordinating gift.

 I used the typewriter from the Once Upon A Time stamp set and the Typewriter die again to embellish the front of my box. I have the box open in this picture so that you can also see the fun decorative treat wrappers that also come in the Treat Slider Die set.

Look at the fun stitching on the Typewriter die! I love it!!!

Here is one last picture of my card and candy container together as a set:

Here is a look at the 2 NEW dies:


&


BLOP HOP GIVEAWAY!
Go ahead & leave your comments for a chance to win "APRIL'S NEW RELEASE"!!!!! It is AWESOME & I cannot wait for you to see it! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you should you be the LUCKY WINNER!
Random.org will choose the winner & the winner will be announced on Emma's blog on Wednesday of next week! 

Your next stop is the super talented Nikki of Scrappin" Navy Wife

Here is a complete list in case you get lost somewhere along the way:

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!!
Happy hopping!!!

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Supplies Used:
My Creative Time Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: Cream (Recollections). Patterned Paper: Random (Crate Paper). Misc.: Bling (CTMH), Ribbon, Linen Thread (SU!), Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Jet Black Archival Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Monday, March 10, 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!

Today at the My Creative Time blog, it is Scrapping The Little Things.
This is the day that we create a scrapbook page, smash book page or a project life page. 
This is perfect for me cause I am sooooo behind on my layouts!! 

I based my layout on this sketch from PageMaps June 2011


Here is the layout that I created:


This is a 12x12 double layout from when we picked up our yellow lab puppy. We had to drive through 2 states to get to him but he was just what we wanted and oh so perfect!!  I wanted to incorporate some of his features on my layout so I used green for his eyes and brown for his nose and of course, since he is a boy, some blue. He is now 7 years old (I told you I was behind on my layouts haha!) and is spoiled rotten. He is so much a part of our family that I just couldn't imagine life without him. 

For the left side, I used the Stitched Tab Die, so that I had a place to write the month/year. I also used the Fun Stitched Edges for the fun little border. My hearts came from the Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO die set. 


For the right side, I used the Fun Stitched Edges not only for the fun top white border but for the green scallop as well. I used the Lowercase Fun Dies for my title and I used the hearts from the Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO dies for my hearts as well as my little pawprint. I simply turned the medium heart upside down and the used the middles of the P's to make it. 

I am so happy that I finally got a layout for my album completed. 
Don't forget to head over to the My Creative Time blog to see more projects from my Design Team sisters!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Supplies Used:
My Creative Time Products:

Other Products Used:
Cardstock: White (SU!), Blue & Green (AC). Misc.: Buttons, Linen Thread, Polka Dot Cuttlebug Folder

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Connie!

Hi Crafty Friends!
Today at the LoveBug Creations Blog, we are celebrating a fellow Creative Team Members birthday!!

Happy Birthday Connie!!!
I hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!

Here is the card that I made for Connie:


I decided to make a "S" fold card. Of course, no card would be complete without some Rumple Ribbon on it right? I ran some Princess Party Pink up the side of my card and then tied a fun little bow. 

The card open:

So you can see the fold, a view from the top:

Connie, I hope you like your card!
Happy birthday! :) 

You can see all the wonderful birthday cards that my CT sisters made for Connie over at the 

If you would like to wish Connie a happy birthday, you can visit her at her blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a great crafty day!!

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Supplies:
LoveBug Creations Products:

My Creative Time Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: Recollections. Patterned Paper: Hootenanny (MME). Inks: Melon Mambo & Baked Brown Sugar (SU!), Misc.: Linen Thread (SU!), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Button, Glossy Accents, Xtra Large Photo Corner (SU!), Bling (Queen & Co.)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Try Me Tuesday with MCT Dies!

Hi there and Happy Tuesday!!

Today over at the My Creative Time blog, it is Try Me Tuesday!
Today we are showing you different ways to use those My Creative Time dies. I love finding ways to use my dies other than what they may have been originally created for. 

Here is the card that I created:

For my card,  I wanted to see how I could use the Scallop & Stitched Circle die set a little differently. So I cut some of the scallops out of white cardstock and then cut them in half and adhered them to the back of my gray layer to create a fun little border going along the bottom. I then took the same scallop from the Scallop & Stitched Circle die set and cut it out of vellum 4 times. I stacked them together and put a brad through the middle to hold them all. Then I simply took each scallop circle and brought it up to the middle, crunching them as I went. After it was all crinkled and it had the look that I wanted, I simply added some glitter along the edges to give it a little sparkle. I am really pleased with how it turned out and I now have another way in which I can use my Scallop & Stitched Circle dies :) I also used the lowercase fun dies to create my greeting so that I could pop it up and have some of the patterned paper peeking through.  

Don't forget to head over to the My Creative Time blog to see all the fabulous ways that my wonderfully creative design team sisters came up with to help you get more out of your dies!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

I hope you have a great crafty day!

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Supplies Used:
My Creative Time Products:

LoveBug Creations Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: White (SU!), Gray (Bazzill). Patterned Paper: The Spring Mix (DCWV). Misc.: Sequins, Vellum, Glitter, Foam Tape, Hemp Cord, White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Glossy Accents

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Distance Means So Little...

For my My Creative Time's 30th Release Blog Hop post, please click HERE

Hi there!
Happy Sunday! 
I hope your weekend has been wonderful!
Today I am here to show you a card that I made for someone special that uses some of that gorgeous Crushed Rumple Ribbon by LoveBug Creations!


A closeup of that gorgeous Crushed Rumple Ribbon:


Don't forget to stop by the Lovebug Creations Blog daily to see the gorgeous creations my wonderful Creative Team Sisters always do :)

If you would like to purchase some Rumple Ribbon or Mama's Mesh, you can check out the Lovebug Creations Store by clicking HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a great crafty day!!

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Supplies Used:
LoveBug Creations Products:

My Creative Time Products:

Other Products:
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe (SU!), Cream (Recollections). Patterned Paper: Market (MME). Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger). Misc.: Pearls (Basic Grey), Linen Thread (SU!), Foam Adhesive (SU!)
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