Saturday, April 30, 2011


Just wanted to remind you all that the "Happily Ever After" blog hop starts tomorrow and goes through May 4th! LOTS and LOTS of blog candy and inspiration!!! Every wonderful blogger participating will have a different project each day!!! All the fun starts with Lisa here!!! Hope to see some of you hopping this week!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Brooch

Mama LoveBug has been creating brooches right and left.  I need to take a break and post one of these.

Breast Cancer Awareness is a very important cause.  Sometimes we forget to "stop and smell the roses" in the celebration of life and the remembrance of those who are suffering, those who are survivors, and those who have fallen victim to this medical issue.  Never forget!

This brooch is made from paper and can be proudly worn to show support.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Winner, Winner!!!

We'd like to thank all of you who hopped along our fabulous line-up this weekend! We hope you had fun and were inspired by the amazing talent of all the ladies that participated!!! You all made my birthday hop fabulous and memorable! Now for the goodies! :)

The winner of the Stampin Daises "Just the Basics" Stamp Set is-

#75- Becky D  who said
happy birthday Kim!!! Great projects! love that patchwork card and the memories from Mama Lovebug :) Great video Kim - what a fabulous idea to make a mini album with all the people who helped you celebrate with this fun hop! I guess i better get hopping!

And the winner of the birthday stickers and tag book is -

#2 - Percila G who said
Happy Bday - I enjoyed reading what your mom wrote- Loved the tag!

We will email you both later today to get your mailing info! Thanks again everyone who hopped and participated!!! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop! This is LoveBug Creations’ second time hosting such an event and we are thrilled to celebrate Kimi’s 28th Birthday with you. Birthday Love is permeating the air at the LoveBug Studio and we hope you enjoy the creativity that’s here for you. We also hope you’ll be inspired to make some creations of your own to spread that birthday love as well.Kimi is blessed to have some fantastic gals participate in her birthday fest. At the LoveBug home we have a tradition that a “gentle spanking” would take place with the appropriate number of swats plus a “pinch to grow an inch” for the birthday person – so since Kim turned 28, she has a line-up of 28 plus one, making a total of 29 birthday swat slots!  Each crafter gave us her time and talent for this event and we hope you will visit each blog along the way – check out their creativity and give them some love in the form of a comment on their blogs.

The list of birthday swat slots is as follows:

Kimi & Pamela - (You are HERE)
Missy - (NEXT)
Michelle -
Laura -
Sarah -
Candace -
Sarah W -
Kim -
Zeni -
Erin -
Anne -
Gaby -
Karen -
Paula -
Martha -
Dianne -
Kimmarie -
Victoria -
Sonia -
Lisa -
Jennifer -
Nicole -
Amy -
Stacey -
Becky -
Alina -
Haidee -

So let’s start spreading the birthday love for Kimi with Mama LoveBug. As the mother of little Kimi, I have enjoyed seeing her blossom into a wife, a mother, and a crafter. This bundle of joy arrived on April 10 as the youngest of four sisters. She made her appearance on a Sunday morning – lots of curly hair and a darling face.

When she was very young she would scream at strangers, feared getting her hair washed, and loved to bedevil her older siblings. They would get even with her by telling her she was adopted and by showing her a Cabbage Patch adoption paper to further their cause – she couldn’t read so she really thought that was true!

Through the years she has been a Daisy Girl Scout, a synchronized swimmer, a singer in a high school vocal group called Lightshines, a saxophone player in the marching band, and a lover of all things pink! As an adult daughter she has shared with me her love of Vera Bradley purses, period piece dramas, reality TV shows, and of course, paper crafting. It was her idea to form LoveBug Creations, a mother and daughters business. Some of you may also know that she recently won a Cricut Imagine from the Provo Craft referral contest; however, some may not know that the greater prize was the new friendships that were formed.

Happy Birthday, Kimi…………28 swats and a pinch to grow an inch………..and how about some patchwork cake?? That’s to remind you of the poke cake that GG always made!

And now for the Birthday girl's project!!! :)

What’s a blog hop without blog candy? Well we’ve got some terrific chances for giveaways along the line. To start off, LoveBug Creations is offering Two Birthday treats! The first is the "Just the Basics" stamp set from Stampin Daisies! and the 2nd is a set of birthday stickers and a tag book by K&Company!

1. Become a follower if you’re not – we heart fans!

2. Leave a comment with a way for us to notify you (if you win) and share the love! Please comment only once; multiple postings will not be entered for giveaways. We heart international fans but our “Blog Candy” must unfortunately stay in the USA.
3. Winners will be posted on Tuesday, April 19. will choose winners!!

Your next stop on the 28 Candles Blog Hop is Kimi’s sister and Mama LoveBug’s daughter, Stampin’ Up Missy.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award and Reminder of Our Blog Hop

Our dear friend, Tanya, recently awarded the LoveBug crew with an award called "Versatile Blogger" and we want to thank her for this.

We also want to remind every one that we are hosting a blog hop called 28 Candles which starts tomorrow, April 16, and will go through Monday, April 18.  There's an amazing line up of 29 talented crafters so grab a cup of whatever and join us for a birthday celebration of LoveBug Creation's Kimi!  There'll be lots of fun and blog candy along the way so please hop on by!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy!!

Hi Everyone!!! Have you tried Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock? It is simply amazing!!! I just got a whole bunch of different stacks and am lovin' them! If you'd like to check out their products, gallery and design team Click Here! You can do so much with these papers and get different looks!! So I'd like to share with you 3 projects I've made using a couple of different stacks! I hope these projects show just how great this paper is!

My first project is an easel card I made for a friend! I used the WhiteWash Collection for this one! I cut a bunch of 1" squares out of Cellar Door (blue) and Garden Gate (Green)! I then embossed them with the Cuddlebug using the Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirl embossing folders! I sanded over the entire square with the Sand It Gadget from Core'dinations! It brought out the bolder color! Cleaned each square off with my Dust Buddy! I would say the Dust Buddy is the BEST lil' cleaning cloth ever!  Then I ran some Picket Fence paper from the same collection through my Imagine using the Yummy Cartridge! Core'dinations paper works really well in the Imagine! Prints and cuts it with ease! Assembled the card, added some faux stitching and got to work on the lower part! For this I sanded the edges of the two colors and then stamped them with the "Hey Cupcake" sentiment from Pink by Design! Also added some DCWV rub-on cupcakes on each side!!

Side View

For my next project I made a cute little basket with strawberry boxes! For this project all the papers came from the Glitz and Glam Collection! Oh my goodness! One of my favorites! It has all different colors of glitter paper along with matching pearlesent paper! Love it! :) I found this great tutorial on making the strawberry boxes here! They are really easy to make and this paper just makes them pop! I filled each one with Hershey Kisses to give as a treat to someone special! For the basket I used the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge and changed it a little bit using the Gypsy! The Flower on front was a Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix die! And the adorable stamps are a mix of 2 sets from KinderStampo! Super fun and easy project!!

For my last project I made a card for spring....using some very unlike spring colors! I love the way white, black and red look together and I already had a lot of pastel colors for my other projects! For this one I used the ripping technique! Love how awesome Core'dinations paper looks when ripped! I used some more glitter paper from the Glitz and Glam stack as well as some Starry Night paper from the Vintage Collection! Since you can't sand the glitter paper once it was ripped I inked the edges and just LOVE the way that looked! Tore some Starry Night and stamped on it using another Pink by Design stamp and heat embossed it! Tossed on a matching ribbon, paper flowers and bling and it's good to go! Easily my favorite of all the projects I made! :)

I truly hope you have enjoyed these projects and they've inspired you! If nothing else I hope it makes you want to try out this wonderful paper for yourself! You'll be amazed at how much fun you'll have with it! :)

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think! :)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Liebster Award

A little while back we received another Liebster award and hadn't gotten around to posting it! So here goes! :)

As a recipient of this award you must do the following~

1. Thank the giver on your blog
A big thank you to Tristan from Time 4 T!!! 
2. Link back to the blogger that gave you the award!
3.Copy and Paste the award on your blog!
4. Reveal your 5 award winner picks

1.Tanya - ScrappinKYMomma
2. Zeni- ScrappyZeni
4.Lisa - honeybearzdesigns2011
5.Haidee- Created2bunique

And let them know you passed it on to them!!! :)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Two More Lovely Brooches

Wearable Art - Mama LoveBug has been busy designing two more brooches - one a pretty pink with two lovebugs and one a darling blue.  Check them out!  These are for sale - email for details!