Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wearable School Brooch - Fayette, Home of the Eagles

As Mama LoveBug promised, she'd post a picture of her third brooch.  This one is different in that it is not using SU paper or ink, but school paper.  I used Fayette, Home of the Eagles, to achieve the effect of the flower petals, and created a wearable school brooch. I'm going to try something similar with school paper for my granddaughters, so look for a Bryan, Home of the Bears, brooch coming soon.  Here's the finished product.  Thanks for strolling by.


My Little Red SU/Stickles Brooch

Mama LoveBug is having lots of fun making wearable art.  My daughter Melissa has made two and I just surpassed her with a third, which I'll post later.  This one was made with Stampin' Up products and Stickles.  I heart Stickles! Here's my little red brooch - I hope my crafty pals like it!  Thanks for strolling by!

PS - Drop on by Melissa's blog to see her brooch collection too - all made with paper!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Super Job!!

Another day....another card for a sweet kid! I made this card for the adorable son of my sweet friend, Tanya! He is doing a great job here lately with some "big kid" milestones and I know how much he loves mail! I figured this was perfect! Especially when I just borrowed the "Our Kids" stamp set by Pink By Design from Mama Lovebug! Hope he enjoys it!! :)



Monday, March 28, 2011

Super Star!!!

Wanted to share with you all a card I made for my sweet friend, Tanya's, daughter! She was in a musical lately and while I couldnt be there I did get to see parts of it online! Plus I had the pleasure of hearing her sing on the phone! Oh my goodness does this girl have a voice! She seriously could give all those Idol kids a run for their money!!! I wanted to send her a card to let her know how amazing she is! So here it is!!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Shout Out to Whimsical Wednesday!!

LoveBug Creations wants to give a shout out to Whimsical Wednesday as a new spot for lots of crafting fun and inspiration.  The welcoming announcement and info can be found at:

Here’s a quote from the site - “We are hoping to bring you all fun challenges with lots of inspiration from the talented designers. Challenges will be every week, but each one will stay open for two weeks. You will have plenty of time to get your projects done.”

There are two big dates to keep in mind –

April 1 @6PM EST will be a blog hop
April 6 will be the first official challenge

Stop by, sign up as a follower, and start the fun of being a fan of Whimsical Wednesday!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

See What You Can Make From Paper!

Mama LoveBug just wanted to show you what you can create from paper and Stampin’ Up products.  This is a brooch that can be made from paper, the right tools, and a little imagination to create lovely wearable art.

Check out Melissa's blog for more information.

And how about this adorable purse - yup, you guessed it - made from paper.

                                                             Thanks for strolling by!

Owl Be There 4 You!

Hi there everyone! Just wanted to do a quick post with a card I made for a friend! She was having a rough week and thought she needed a little cheer! This card is from one of my favorite new (to me at least) carts - Imagine More Cards! The patterns are from Blossom which is my favorite pattern cart! Let me know what you think! :)
                                                                       Front of Card

                                                                       Inside of card!

We have a WINNER!!!

First of all we would like to thank all of you who hopped by during the "Lucky Charm" blog hop!! We had a great time making our projects and all your sweet comments did not go unnoticed! So thank you!!!

And now for our winner!!! We used to pick our lucky winner and that is:

#29 - Becky Dunham who said Great cards ladies! I love that spinner card Kimi - maybe I will have to try one of those, they seem a bit intimidating. That quote is perfect :) I am a long time follower of your lovely blog!
Becky we will get in touch with you to get your mailing information!!! And the spinner cards look more difficult then they are! Go check out Michelle's video from our "Lucky Charm Blog Hop" post for the link! She breaks it down wonderfully!!! :)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop!!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! Welcome to the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! If you've arrived from Wendy's Blog then you are in the right place!! If you were stopping by to say hello and want to join in the fun please go back to the beginning by clicking here -!  This blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life..

So we are going to start with Mama Lovebug's card!!
When Mama LoveBug thinks of Lucky Charms (especially at this time of year), I imagine shamrocks, the color green, and St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia, but as a recently retired teacher, I feel a “lucky charm” in today’s world has to be something educational. From my point of view, that’s a diploma, whether it be for kindergarten, middle or high school, college, military, trade school, GED, whatever – that diploma can open doors to one’s future! So with that in mind, I designed a Lucky Charm Graduation Card.

Recipe for Lucky Charm Graduation Card

*Kelly green card base with matching envelope, corners chomped
*Plaid lighter green second layer, corners chomped
*Lighter green ribbon adhered to second layer paper

*Embellishments – Good Luck with shamrock and plain shamrock from my daughter Kim’s creativity with the Cricut Imagine
1. For the Good Luck I adhered this to the card with dimensionals
2. For the plain shamrock I stamped the sentiment, You did it, with stamp
from Close to My Heart grad set, went over the words with a glitter pen
                                                         and fashioned some faux-stitching
  *Lucky Girl Graduate - Sizzix body, hair, face, and graduation dies with Liquid Pearls as accent to provide detail and a sense of dimension

On to Kimi's Project!

For this card I wanted to try something that I never have before! So after watching this awesome video by Michelle from Scrappin' With My Bug (here on youtube or by going to her blog here!) I decided to give it a try! My lucky charm is my best friend and I know she will love this card!! I took 3 pictures to try and give you an idea of what it looks like when it spins!

The computer generated sentiment reads
 "A best friend is like a 4 leaf clover- Hard to find and lucky to have"
I wanted a great sentiment and thought this was perfect! This and others can be

Recipe for Best Friend Lucky Charm Card
-Cream Cardstock
-Green Pattern from Blossom Imagine Cart.
-Girls from Best Friends Imagine Cart.
-Shamrock from Designer Calendar Cart
-Sentiment computer generated
-Flower Brads from Stampin' Up!
~Bling, Lime Green Stickles, and
some home  made glimmer spray which doesn't show up well in pics!

Now for the Blog Candy! I'd like to apologize in advance for the horrible picture! 2 of the 4 items are in that clear plastic wrap that makes picture taking a nightmare!! But here it is!

One lucky winner will get all!
-Tag book from K&Company
-Journal tag book from K&Company
-Martha Stewart Ribbon Bows
-Me and My Big Ideas Flower Embellishments

So what do you need to do? Become a follower if you aren't already and
 leave us some love in the form of a comment with a way to get ahold of you!! Winner will be picked by on Monday March 21, 2011! **Only able to ship to US addresses!** Thanks for stopping by!
Now hop on over to see what wonderful projects Darcy has in store for you! You will be amazed!! Trust me!  It's her Birthday so make sure to wish her a very happy one!!! :)

Full List Of Hop Stops!!

Kimi & Pamela -  **HERE**

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crop 'Til You Drop Challenge Card


Wacky Wednesday Challenge called for a color project in yellow, green, and purple.  The challenge is located at

Mama LoveBug dipped into the toolbox for some new things to create a card for a fellow crafter. This is definitely mixed media! Here’s what I used:

Card Recipe
*Stamp set – Close to My Heart
-stamped on white cardstock
-ran through my Big Kick with square Spellbinders’ Nestie
-inked image w/Ranger Distressed Olive
-used glitter pens and stickles to glitz it up
*Tim Holtz Embossing Folder – Postcards
-cut Core’dinations green cardstock for second layer
-Light purple Martha Stewart ribbon
*Yellow pearlized paper for base layer
-made Cricut cuts from Plantin’ SchoolBook
*Handmade brad using I Top – cute froggie
*Lots of love

Here’s my Crop ‘Til You Drop Card

Thanks for strolling along today.

Save the Date!!!

Lovebug Creations is hosting another spectacular hop! My birthday is April 10 and I wanted to celebrate it hop 16-18 all the birthday fun will be here!!! We hope you will swing by and check out all the wonderful and absolutely fabulous ladies that are creating the most amazing projects! Starts at 9 am EST!
                                                                Hope to see you then! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Best Friends!

I made a cute card for another color challenge on the MB. The challenge was to use any of these colors: pink, yellow, brown, black, and silver!!! Now I will say if you don't have a sense of humor you might want to skip by this card. One of the girls that inspired this card is a great papercrafter who's biggest love is paper! The yellow shirt she has on is a play on words and I hope you all will understand. Like I said...if easily offended just skip by! The other girl loves a good celebrity train wreck and well Charlie S. has provided a lot of jokes lately. So the pink shirt she has on reflects that! I hope some of you will get a good chuckle! Here it is!

Close up of the girls

Not sure if it shows up that well but the yellow shirt says "Paper Ho" and the pink shirt says "Duh! Winning" It's a case of looks great in person and not so great in pictures! I'll be the first to admit I'm a papercrafter...Not a photographer! Hope you enjoy the card! Let me know what you think!!!



Monday, March 7, 2011

Hoppy Easter Treats!!

Hello there! I want to share some pictures of some more treat holders I made! When I saw this little bag on one of Imagine carts (can't remember which one off hand right now) I just had to make it! Thought they would be really cute for some more Easter goodies! I didn't get a picture of the insides but there are some curly q's! This time they are each double sided and I love em! :)
                                                  The two of them together!

Front of Blue!

Side of Blue

Front of Pink

Side of Pink!

Thanks for looking!! Leave us some love and let us know what you think!! :)



Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Lil' Hello!

Hi there everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful sunday! I wanted to share a card I made last week for a challenge! I was in a rush and not used to making anything without the Gypsy so I'm horrible about sizing! However even though it's small I think it's cute! I made it for a challenge on a MB! The challenge was to use yellow, green, and white! Enjoy! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Zeni's Card!

Hey there! I recently received a beautiful card and surprise from my wonderful friend Zeni! She is too sweet! So I wanted to make her a thank you card to let her know how much I appreciate her! :) Lots from the "yummy" cart!! Here it is...


So leave me some love and let me know what you think!!! :)


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank you Cards!

Hi there! 2 posts in one! Well I made this card a couple days ago but it was for my sweet friend Tanya - Check out her page for updates on Aidan and where to send a card! I knew she would see it and I wanted her to be the first so I had to wait..But today it arrived in her mail along with the super cute whale shirt I made for her little man and 3 cards for Aidan! So now I can share it! It was one of my first Imagine cards so its not the best but I enjoyed making it and I'm pretty sure she enjoyed receiving it! Here it is!
I also had my little ones sit down and help make some thank you cards for her as well! They never get to play with "Mommy's Stuff" so they were super excited! I had them pick out the card shape (they both wanted the same) and then I let them pick the colors for everything and help me put them together. They also wrote *with mommy's hand over theirs* on the inside of their cards! So here is what they came up with!

Hope you've enjoyed these cards! Let us know what you think!!! :)

Easter Box!

Hi everyone! Well I decided to put the Imagine back to work and made another project for our Craft Show March 19! This time I decided to do a box! The box is from the Imagine More Cards Cartridge! Now being a newbie on the I it took a bit to figure this out. Most of the boxes I've cut on the Expression always have little score marks. Well not so on the Imagine. So it took a bit for my brain to figure this out. But I've got to say it was worth it! I absolutely love this little box!! Super cute and hopefully now that I know what I'm doing....super easy! :) So here it is!
and here is a side view
So what do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

~ Kimi

P.S. There is a new post up on our "sister" blog- Happy Stampin' Designs so go check her out and leave her some love!!! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Treats for Easter!

Hi everyone! Kimi here! I know it's a ways til Easter but we've got a craft show coming up (March 19) and we are starting to get things ready! So we thought what's better for Easter then candy? And you have to have something to put candy in, right? So I made these cute little treat bags! Each one is a little different then the next! Here are the first 4!

And here are the next 4!

You can see close ups of each one on our business page by clicking here!

While I was making these I realized I did not have any easter grass. So I ended up cutting a bunch of matching paper into strips, crimping them and accordian folding them. Well I didn't like how that looked so my hubby (clever man that he is) found one of the kids toys and told me to wrap it around that....viola....Curlie-q's! Loved the way this looked so I re-did them all! Thank you hubby! :) Now as of right now there is no candy in them but that's going to change before the show!
Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think of these cute little Easter Treat bags!