Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello Everyone  
Welcome to the Valentine's Gift Bag Blog Hop
We are so excited you could join us!

Do you find yourself running out of time to make your gift bags for your love ones, kids, classmates & teachers or that special someone.  If you are one of these people then you are in the right place. 
  This hop have lots of wonderful projects to inspire you to create your very own gift bags. This is a one day hop and we would appreciate your comments on each blog along the way. 

   If you have arrived from Michele you are in the right place. If you are just stopping by please start at the beginning over at Angela's blog where the fun begins.

This hop is being hosted by AJ Scrapbooking & Cards and Angela's Craft Spot. 
You should begin at Angela's blog and end at An'Jenic's blog

Our Fabulous Sponsors:

My Creative Time
Prize: Stamp Set: Label Font
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Prize: $6 voucher to SKdigis store
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Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs
Prize: A $10 Gift Card to Fresh Brewed Designs Store
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We would like to THANK all of our awesome sponsors for sponsoring this blog hop
We would like to thank all of the ladies who helped us by creating awesome gift bags for this hop

We couldn't have done it with your help!
Thank You Ladies!

How do you win?
1. You must complete the blog hop
You must leave a comment on all blogs and  follow each one.

2. You must stop by our sponsors Facebook Page:
Like and Leave a comment saying you are from the Valentine's Gift Bag Hop and Thank them for being a Sponsor. 

Without them we would not have so many awesome gifts to give!

We will have 3 winners.  One for each prize!

Winners will be chosen on Monday Jan. 28th and will be listed on both of our blogs!
 AJ Scrapbooking & Cards & Angela's Crafty Spot!

This is my finished project - it has lots of elements, but to start off the explanation, you have to begin with some lovely paper as a background.  I measured the original plain white bag and cut and adhered the paper to both the front and back of the bag.  After that, I went to my tool arsenal for some Valentine inspired elements.

I used two Sizzix dies - a fan and a treat box.  For the fan I dry embossed some white paper and cut out the fan; next I used some pink cardstock and cut that one out and overlapped the white onto the pink.  Next I cut out the treat box twice using two different pinks.  I constructed the treat pieces, added some bling and topped off the handle with LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon for the bow. You'll find more info on our rumple ribbon at LBC Pink Lemonade Collection

What's a gift bag without a sentiment?  I took the scrap piece of embossed white cardstock as the base and the scrap piece of the pink from the treat box.  I stamped my Valentine sentiment on the pink, adhered it to the white embossed piece, and gel-penned the whole thing for highlights.  Here and there I Stickled a bit of bling for interest.

The Valentine girl is a Sherri Baldy digi.  I printed her off at about 6"; then I used my colored pencils, gel pen, Stickles, and pink rose to jazz her up.  I fussy cut her and adhered her to the bag.  Since I used delicate colors, the photo doesn't do her justice, no matter how many times I took her picture.

I hope you are inspired to make your own gift bag - it was truly a labor of love for me!

I decided to enter my gift bag in the Besties Challenge #2

Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it.........cyberValentine's greetings..........Mama LoveBug.

Next I'll send you off to Ashley

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Candice - Candied Cards
Lucy - Love2 Create

Happy Hopping-


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Loads of Rumple Ribbon Projects!

Hi everyone!!
We have had so many fun, exciting, beautiful projects made with our Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon so I wanted to share them with you! I've been posting them on our Facebook Page but here they are all together! If the person who created it has a blog just click on their name and it'll take you to them! :)
All Projects made using either "Beary Brown"
 the "Beary Brown On The Edge")

Made using "Panther Pink"
"Panther Pink On The Edge"
Elizabeth Pradel 
Made using "Honey Mustard On The Edge"
Kimi (me)
Made using various
Rumple Ribbons

Mama Lovebug
Made using a total variety of
 Rumple Ribbons

Made using various
Rumple Ribbons

Made using various
Rumple Ribbons

Made using various
Rumple Ribbons

So now that you've seen MANY different ways to use these fun ribbons hop on over to THE STORE and check them all out!
Lots of different colors and styles!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Bug Hugs,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Paper Piecings by Nikki Blog Hop - Let's Get Organized

Welcome to the Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Blog Hop - Let's Get Organized.  If you hopped over from Linda
you're on the right track, but if you stumbled onto the hop you might want to begin with Nikki

For a chance to get "with it" in 2013 the PPbN DT's are showcasing ideas on creating some practical projects that deal with the organization of something.

Mama LoveBug is up first today - I was once the woman who took my old calendar and faithfully re-recorded all the important dates on my new calendar...........not any more!! It's such a waste of time when one has a perpetual calendar to record one time the important dates of life (b-days, anniversaries, etc), so with that in mind, I made a Berry Sweet Perpetual Calendar using one of my personal favorite PPbN pattern collections, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Collection

The first 2 pictures show the finished project and the top portion of the calendar:
I fussy cut the peanut, the berry jar, and the sandwich parts.  After constructing the base of the calendar with strawberry paper, I highlighted the elements with a gel pen and added Stickles for glitz.  I stamped out several strawberries and the sentiment.  I added an action wobble on the sandwich parts so Mr. Peanut Butter and Jelly will wobble (fun element).  Lastly, I used LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon in two spots for more fun!!

 Here's the bottom portion of the calendar.
Hope you enjoyed my project.  What else could you make with this collection, aside from layouts and cards - well, how about a photo album cover, a journal, or a recipe box.  There are lots of ways to organize your file folders with these patterns.  Also let's not forget jars or containers to hold your crafty "stuff".  The possibilities are endless!  For more info on this style of calendar you can go to Perpetual Calendar Photos

Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it........cyberhugs......Mama LoveBug.

Kimi here and I am quite possibly the MOST disorganized person I know...Esp when it comes to what I need to make for what Blog Hop/Challenge/Posting Day... So with that in mind I made two cute little notepads to help me remember my important crafty dates!

I used the PPbN Love Bears cutting file, paper from SherryK Designs, some pearls, plain white cardstock, my trusty Bind-It-All and my absolute favorite Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Strawberry Love & Dark Chocolate!

Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a free file of your choice from PPbN online store

Make sure to 'like' Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook and to check her store each day for a fabulous freebie!  Also, did you know that Nikki has lowered her prices???  Yes, she sure did.  You will find everything in her store is just .99 everyday!  If you haven't tried her files yet - now is the time.  No matter what program or cutter you use, you will find a file extension to use in each and every pattern.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us...Do you have a organizational tip?  Please let us know what it is!

Next we'll send you on to Barb