Monday, October 31, 2011

Chills and Thrills Mini Album

Happy Halloween Lovebug followers!! We hope you enjoyed your spooky day/night! :) I wanted to share with you the Halloween Mini Album I made for 2011! There are so many different products used that I'm not even going to attempt to list them all! But if you have a specific question please let me know! Also as always this album is for sale! If interested please email! Still photos of  this album can be found on our facebook page:

Enjoy and please leave me  a comment with what you think! :)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Colour Q "For You" – Challenge #108 and Some Grandchildren Treats!

Here’s my entry in The Colour Q challenge, which is located at

For this week the prompt was to design something with the following requirements:
Basic Black, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, and White.

Mama LoveBug whipped out her tool kit of SU colors and used a delightful image from Loralie Designs Art Stamps plus the SU sentiment stamp – For You.  There are lots of wonderful crafters out there who should be recognized by their fellow crafters, so that’s the focus of this project.  

As you can see using stamps can be so much fun that I had to make a second one with a few twists.  I used a different embossing folder but kept with the colors of the challenge to create a unique second project.

With Halloween Trick or Treat upon us, I also wanted to share the treat bags I am giving to my six grandchildren (another one is on the way, but she can’t eat candy yet…….LOL). 

It’s fun now and again to participate in a challenge and this is a great one as I heart color challenges best.  Thanks for stopping by and cyber hugs………Mama LoveBug!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Treats

Hi everyone! Kimi here...I signed up to make treats for my son and daughter's preschool classes. 28 in total plus I made 2 different treat boxes for the teachers! They put up with my monsters everyday so I only figured it was right ;) I would love to be able to say that the idea behind these adorable treats was my own but sadly no..I'm not that creative! ;) I had first seen these cuties on my friend Tanya's blog and she had originally seen them here on Sarah's Blog! Mine are a little different then the original...I added the kiddos names and my girl monsters aren't near as cute...because I finished at 3 am and was too tired to do anything else with them...LOL...but I still think they turned out awesome! My kids loved them and really that's all that matters! :)

Not spooky but def. Halloween-y!

Next up are the 2 treats I made for the teachers. They are the same basic box but decorated a little differently. The tutorial for these can be found here on Sarah's blog again! :) Enjoy!

Hope you all have a spook-tacular Halloween! :)


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mama LoveBug Is Vintage and Has Flower Garden Brooches for Sale

My daughter, Kim, said in her last post that she'd show a picture of the birthday card that she made for me.  I'm vintage, not old........hey it works for me.  Thank you, Kim - it's lovely!

I also wanted to show off my newest flower garden of wearable art - brooches with floral pizzazz.  They are for sale on our FB page or you can order directly by emailing me at pam_lash at yahoo dot com for particulars.

Thanks for stopping by..........cyber hugs!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mama Lovebug!!!

Good morning everyone!! Today is a very special day! It's Mama Lovebug's birthday!!! And her rotten daughter neglected to get her card finished....bad Kimi. In my defense I did work on it as well as a gift...but time ran out! Alas I still wanted her to know that I love her and wish her the best "39th" birthday ever!! ;) I'll be posting pics as soon as everything is done! :) Please leave Mama some birthday love here and check back later to see what I've created!!! :)


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paper Hoarders DT Offering - Halloween Shape Card

The Paper Hoarders Design Team assignment was to create a Halloween shape card. The amazing Tanya, our fearless leader, has all the DT projects posted on her blog, located at

Mama LoveBug has NEVER made a shape card before and so I had to think way outside of the box - like on another planet's box.  I had a digi stamp from GFS which was a cute little boy dressed in a skeleton costume so I used that to make a very large card - say about 8" tall.  Here's the finished project.

Skeleton Boy

In order to achieve this shaped card, I ran off several digi images and did some fussy cutting around the skeleton boy; then I added several layers underneath the front boy.

Front Layer before glitzing.

Middle Layer with stamping and coloring done.

Back Layer with the actual stamps I used.

All three layers side by side before I put them together.

You can see that I used watercolor pencils and glitter pens, some DWV cardstock, and a few stamped images for the inside.  WalMart had a terrific sale on some very cute Halloween images a few months ago so I stocked up on those.  The layers were bound together with 3 glitter brads.  This bad boy is a free-standing card, ready to be taken home and be treasured by a grandson.  Since I have two, I'd better make another one before it's time to rattle those skeleton bones.

Thanks for stopping by.......drop me a comment if you'd like.......and check out LoveBug Creations' other blog postings and our FB page.  Happy Halloween!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Winner, Winner!!!

We would like to thank all of you who hopped along with Kimi's Surprise Shower hop! All of the projects were amazing and Kimi was so surprised! Thanks for making this amazing hop even more memorable!

As promised we have a winner for our yummy blog candy!
#12 is Brenda!!! Please email us your mailing info - - and we will get your package out to you!!! :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop For KIMI

Well, Kimi, I hope we surprised you with this Baby Shower Blog Hop, which goes from Oct 15-16.  Several of your crafty friends decided to throw you a shower because they are nuts about you and I get to do the lead-in and shout SHOWER SURPRISE!!  I hope all goes well for you and your little bundle-to-be– healthy and happy is what I wish for little ******. 

Hugs and kisses to you, crafty Kimi………here’s a wonderful bunch of gals who join in with the hop and each has made something terrific as a remembrance of this time in your life.  As guests, please hop along and enjoy the talent. 

Here’s the blog spot order:

Pam - Lovebug Creations - (Here)

Tanya - Scrappin' KY Momma - (Next)

Candace - Paper Crafts by Candace -

Haidee - Created 2B Unique - 

Jenny - Crazy About Cricut - 

Lisa - Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons - 

Liz - WhichCraft - 

Mandie - Mandie's Scrappin -

Martha - A Scrapping Time -

Sarah - Pink Cricut - 

Michelle - Scrappin' with my Bug - 

Zeni - Scrappy Zeni -

First up, I made you a baby card and when you actually receive it, there’ll be something special inside.  Here’s the baby card.

Next I had to make a baby brooch and wound up designing two – check out the pink baby carriage.

Lastly, although I didn’t “make” this, I knew you needed a new baby bag. At LoveBug Creations we gals are known for our fondness of all things Vera Bradley, so here’s your new tote!

But wait – there’s more……..Kimi is wavering on girls’ names so I thought it might be fun to help her name Baby Cremar………here’s what I’d like you to do –
1. Become a fan of LoveBug Creations if you aren’t already – we love our followers!
2. Leave a comment with a first and middle name you think goes with surname Cremar and a way to get ahold of you.
3.  Unfortunately our blog candy must stay in the USA. 
4.  On Monday, October 17, I will use to give the winner some blog candy (Kim may not go with your suggestion but this could be fun!)

Thanks in advance for playing along.  Here’s what you could win – SU fabric, clear stamp, rub-ons, and little flower embellies.

But wait – there’s even more……."We all have a message for Kimi. Use this letter C and continue through the blogs to get the full message. Leave your message on the last blog for a chance at some awesome blog candy" thanks to our amazing friend, Zeni!

Your next hop stop is the wonderful Tanya, Scrappin KY Momma

Thanks for your participation………..cyberhugs………..Mama LoveBug!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paper Hoarders DT Offering - Sweetest Day for GG!

You’re As Sweet As Honey for GG – Mini Photo Album

As part of the Paper Hoarders Design Team #1, I created a mini photo album as our “assignment”. We were to make something to demonstrate our crafty ways for Sweetest Day (rhyme thrown in for good measure….LOL).  The amazing Tanya, our fearless leader, has all the DT projects posted on her blog, located at

 I have a little machine (Your Story) that bonds a paper cover with inside papers/photo sheets of your choice.  I took the little 4 x 6 mini and turned it into a creation to showcase pictures of great-grandchildren for my mother – in her case 6 ¾ great-grandchildren (A Great-Grandma Brag Book).

I started off with pink textured paper from Core’dinations as the base and then as second layer I used green textured paper also from Core’dinations, which I ran through my Big Kick using a SU die, Top Note.

For the pink bow I used a Sizzix die  - I took different pink patterned paper and made a patchwork effect and then cut the bow so there would be multiple pinks.

My SU bee was hand stamped along with the sentiment, distress inked, colored, and glitzed.

Lastly, I adhered some pre-made butterfly embellishments, a hand cut flower, and some pearls for the side borders of the cover (GG loves pearls!).

As a precaution against wear-and-tear, I’d put this in a cellophane bag to protect it if you want to carry it in your purse or tote.

As an alternative, this project could be used as a journal instead of a photo album.  I hope you enjoyed my offering for Paper Hoarders.  Drop me a comment if you’d like and/or become a fan of LoveBug Creations.  You could also visit us on our FB page as well.

Thanks for stopping by………Cyber hugs……….Mama LoveBug.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

What's Mama Been Doing Lately?

I have been busy crafting several projects and wanted to share them w/you.  The first is a card for a friend who has suffered a health setback.  I'm thinking of you Jera Mae!

The next cards are for my grandchildren (this was a crafting of love) - 4 girls and 2 boys - so each will receive Halloween treats and a handmade card.

And last, but certainly not least is more wearable art - the brooches are really fun to make and each one is unique.

Ahoy Matey

Love Those Patterns

Birthday Cupcakes

Instrumental Music

Animal Print

Swing on over to the LoveBug Creations FB page to see other projects.
Thanks for stopping by - drop me a comment (I heart feedback) and become a follower if you'd like.........cyber hugs........Mama LoveBug!