Monday, November 28, 2011

We have a WINNER!!!

Hi everyone! Thanks again to the Fabulous Zeni for asking Mama Lovebug to take part in the Calendar Blog Hop! She had a great time creating her special Mayan Brooch and was tickled pink at all the wonderful comments that were left! So with out further ado let's announce the winner!!! chose the lucky lady and that is.....

Patti B who said-
"Different brooch very unique. My favorite month is hard to say. I think Feb., June and August.
Feb is the month I married my one true love. Also my fathers and my B-day. June my oldest daughter was born. August my youngest daughter was born. My hubby was born on the same day as Hannah just 30 years earlier. And most of all my two beautiful twin grandbabies were born..

I am a new follower also."
So Patty please send  your mailing address to so we can get your prize out to you!! Thanks again for your lovely comment!!!
Bug hugs,


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Welcome to the Calendar Blog Hop

(If you wish to go to Tanya's Surprise Blog Hop, which goes through this weekend, please scroll down to the next posting and check out Kim's Not-So-Mini Album - there's a few special blog prizes there too!)
Welcome to the Calendar Blog Hop, hosted by Zeni, a true gem of a crafter and friend.  This hop will go from November 26-27 so we at LoveBug Creations hope you take the time to check out the amazing crafters who have donated their time and talent to participate.  The blog order is as follows:

Mama LoveBug is flying solo for this hop due to an impending birth of baby *** Cremar; Kimi sends her love to all…………………..

When our crafty friend Zeni invited me to participate in her Calendar Blog Hop, I was very honored to design something with the theme of “calendar”.  I wanted to create a piece of wearable art (aka brooch) that would coordinate with a calendar.  At first I thought about making a brooch from an old calendar, which would have worked except I didn’t have any interesting old calendars that I wanted to use.  So I searched the Internet and found a very intricate and ancient calendar used by the Mayan culture. The ancient Mayas invented a calendar of remarkable accuracy and complexity; it's one of the oldest!  Think about how vital your calendar is to keep you organized and engaged in each day’s events.  What would we do without a calendar in terms of knowing when major life events will occur?  There is a plethora of information on this culture and its calendar, which you can find at: 

So with that in mind I took a picture of the calendar, designed some paper from it, and created a Mayan calendar brooch, which I would say is unique on several levels. 

The Mayan Calendar Paper

Two shots of the finished project

This wearable art could be worn as a brooch, pinned to a scarf or purse, or threaded on a chain for a stunning pendant!

And what's a blog hop without some sweet, sweet, candy???  Here's what I have to offer - a cute stamp, a pack of flower embellies, and some darling Stampin' Up fabric. Think of the projects you could make with these!!

1. Become a follower of our blog; if you're already one - tell me!
2. Leave a comment, answer the question - "what's your favorite month and why",  and a way to get ahold of you.
3. We love all our fans but sad to say our blog candy must stay in the USA.

On Monday, November 28, a winner will be drawn by Kim (if she's not in the hospital yet.....LOL) and we'll post info. 
Thanks for hopping by, and make sure you check out the next blog hop spot with Gloria - 

Cyber hugs to all........Mama LoveBug


Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Tanya - Surprise!!!

Welcome to the surprise Tanya’s Birthday Blog Hop.  Hope it was a surprise for our special Tanya!  T has been such a lovely addition to our crafty family of paper crafters and LoveBug Creations want to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the bottom of our hearts.  We knew Tanya was very busy with her own family feasts as are the terrific lineup of gals who got together for this event; we took out our craft tools and created some wonderful projects for you, Tanya.  The blog spot gals are:

3. Kimi & Pamela-  - Here

Please check each one out and drop them some love along the way! If you do you'll be entered to win this  awesome prize pack from Your Memories Here and the Imagine Yummy Cartridge from Zeni!

Tanya is our Paper Hoarders guru so she keeps us on our toes with challenges, DT projects, and weekly comment prizes.  If you are not a member of Paper Hoarders, you might wish to join our crafting bunch.  So, Tanya, here’s to you!!

Cyberhugs from Mama LoveBug!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TANYA!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day and this surprise hop gives you a little smile! :) Of course I just HAD to make you a "not-so" Mini....and while it's not birthday themed it's your present! I hope you like it!!! :)

Here's to your special day and many many more!!!! Love you, chicky!!!

Now on to your next stop: Cindi!

Bug Hugs,


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from LoveBug Creations

Happy Turkey Day to all our followers and crafty friends!!  Enjoy your day with those you hold dear!  This is a card I made for my mother, GG (grandma/great-grandma), who's in a nursing home.  She always likes little "character" cards and this set of Pilgrim children will hopefully bring a smile to her face.............cyberhugs from the LoveBugs!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some Custom Orders for Wearable Art

Mama LoveBug participated in a craft show recently and was commissioned to do a couple of custom orders of wearable art.  I have local sports team brooches for Ayersville, Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Fairview, Fayette, Montpelier, North Central, and more plus the ever popular OSU! Here's a few pictures of other custom designs:

Overview Picture

Leukemia Awareness Brooch

Piano Brooch

Thanks for stopping by..........cyberhugs!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting Ready for Local Craft Shows - Tag It and Bag It!

This week’s assignment for the DT #1 from Paper Hoarders was to create a tag.  Due to the busy schedules of the PH members, it was decided to just post if you had a project; Mama LoveBug has tags, bags, brooches, other surprises, and cards ready for several local craft shows, one coming up Saturday, November 19, at Montpelier School (Ohio) on Brown Road from 10-4.

Here is my contribution to Tagging.

First I used my Cricut and Lacey Label cart for the base tag of red Core’dinations cardstock.  I then covered it with peppermint-striped paper and after embossing a piece of “left over from last Christmas paper”, I adhered that on top of peppermint stripes.  I also used my paper ripper on the top of the Christmas tree paper to give it a scalloped edge.  Then I adhered the other lacey label fancy frame on top of that.  I know I could have just cut out the basic tag using the peppermint paper but I like a tag with substance so I went the extra step to give it a little more character and girth.

Next I fussy-cutted (is that even a word??) two GFS characters, Ian and Anya, as my Christmas pair.  I colored them with watercolor pencils and glittzed them up with glitter pens.  I cut out the sentiments (again from some left over scraps), added some bling here and there, punched a hole towards the top, and threaded some red ribbon through it for an attachment to a package or a Christmas tree.

Thanks for stopping by; leave me a comment if you’d like, and have a super crafting day.  Cyberhugs!   Mama LoveBug………


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sierra!! Picture heavy!

Hi everyone! My oldest niece turned 15 today! I wanted to give her something that I knew she'd love...but besides something Twilight or related to her boyfriend I was at a loss....So being crafty what did I do? I combined the two and made her a mini album *twilight themed* for pics of her and her favorite guy! :) It was a success! She loved it!! YAY! So without further ado here is the album! Enjoy!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Hoarders DT Offering - Being Thankful!

For what and/or whom am I thankful?  Well, it goes without saying that I’m thankful for my family, my community, and my country.  From a Paper Hoarders point of view, I’m thankful for being in the company of wonderful crafters who take time to smell the roses!

For the Paper Hoarder Design Team #1 assignment by our craft guru, Tanya, we were to think about what we were thankful for and design a project for this.  The amazing Tanya, our fearless leader, has all the DT projects posted on her blog, located at

Here’s what Mama LoveBug came up with:
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." ....
Alphonse Karr

I used the following things:
* PK stamp of happy rose that I colored with watercolor pencils and glitzzed
* Spellbinders die cuts and 2" SU circles
* a googled sentiment, offset with twine and brad
* several layers of paper – autumn colors, plain and patterned
* some autumn embellishments such as leaves, bling, and rose
* threaded ribbon at the top and bottom of my base layer
* corner chomper
* and lots of thankful love

Thanks for stopping by and always be  “thankful for” someone – it makes our time on earth more meaningful!  Cyberhugs………….Mama LoveBug