Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Anniversary Mama & Papa Lovebug ♥

Hello Every-buggy!
I'm here today taking over the blog
to wish 2 of my favorite people a very
Happy 42nd Anniversary!!!!
So here's to you Mama & Papa!!!
This anniversary wish is filled with love
and many more years together!!♥
(Ps... Simply White Rumple Ribbon in use!!! Along the bottom AND on the numbers!!!)
Now don't forget to leave them some love for their ability to put up with each other for so long ;) I kid... but seriously leave some love for them on their special day!! ♥
Bug Hugs,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christine's Sweet Mason Jar Tutorial ♥

Welcome Lovebug Creations Lovers!

Can you believe we're already at the end of July? This is the fastest summer I can remember!  I created a sweet project using a Mason Jar that you can use for a bunch of occasions. Like a bunch of summer flowers, or a bunch of centerpieces for a sweet summer soiree!

Please come over to the Scarlet Calliope blog to see the tutorial and learn more!


Christine Barker

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dawn Rene's Ribbon & Chain Necklace ♥

Happy Monday! Dawn Rene here to share another necklace I made with Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon. I selected Sugar Plum and Gentleman's Jacket for the base of the necklace. I added some gemstones and silver chain. The flat oblong stones are black onyx and the silver chain drapes from the ribbon. It closes with a silver toggle clasp.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week....

Necklace - Ribbon Chain DDR

Necklace - Ribbon Chain DDR 3

Lovebug Creations - Gentleman's Jacket
Lovebug Creations - Sugar Plum
Silver Chain, Silver Toggle Clasp, Silver Jump Rings, Silver Wire

Friday, July 26, 2013

Grillin' and Chillen' Blog Hop

Welcome to the Grillin' and Chillen' Blog Hop! Isn't that the coolest blog hop button made by Lisa! - if you hopped over from Haidee you are on the right path, but if you stumbled upon this hop and want to start with our blog hostess, Lisa, click HERE

Amazing crafties are sharing their designs and thoughts with you today.  Lisa has rounded up some wonderful sponsors for this hop and if you'd like to be "in the running" for prizes, please like and comment on each of the parade stops. Also you must stop by each one of the sponsors' fan pages on facebook and like their pages and leave them a comment saying you are stopping by from the Grillin' and Chillen' Blog Hop. Easy peasy!!

The following is a list of all the sites that have been so generous and are sponsoring this blog hop.
Royal Prize Pack from Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen

$15.00 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs

"That Tastes Punny" stamp set from Joys Life

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Treasure Box Designs

$10.00 Gift Certificate from MB's Treasurista

Stamp Set of winners choice from Paper Sweeties

$20.00 Gift Certificate from Paper Creations by Mindy

$15.00 Gift Certificate from The Paper Parade

$15.00 Gift Certificate from Too Cute by Jessica

A gift valued at $10.00 from Lettering Delights

For my projects - I made a table favor and a grillin card.

Table Favor 
*Printed art from Trina Clark (ants, hot dogs, and fixings) - fussy cut 2x for front and back and highlighted with gel pens
*LoveBug Creations Fun Footz (a patterned ribbon collection) - if you look closely you'll see I punched holes in the mustard and ketchup and threaded some LBC Rumple Ribbon too - LBC Online Store
*Die cut using Kraft paper for the sentiment - Picnic Time

 Grillin' Card
*First of all you may be wondering - a card at a picnic party?  Is it an invitation - could be, but my idea was to take pictures of the guests and give each one a memento of the occasion, which in my case is a double-b-day grillin' party for my husband and grand-daughter!
*Print art from Trina Clark (ants, hamburger, and fixings)
*LoveBug Creations Fun Footz - 2 bows (a patterned ribbon collection)
*Mister Huey Mask and Sprays for this triple-layered card
*Inside the card I made a pocket so a picture can be enclosed

I wish you a special grillin' event in your summer life!!

Here is the entire line-up in case you get lost:

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

Your next stop is LUCY


3 Amazing Ladies - Ellen, Stepanie & Zeni ♥

Hop over to the CardMonkey's Paper Jungle to see this card she made using Fun Footz from the brilliant "Chevron Junkie" collection. It's a perfect accent for Close To My Heart's new "Laughing Lola" papers -- and the new CTMH stamp describes both collections to a tee: "A touch of class and a lot of sass!"

You can order the Chevron Junkie collection by clicking HERE, now!  And shop beginning August 1 for the CTMH papers by going to Ellen's CTMH Online Business Address (OBA), at  
Hey Lovebug friends! It's Friday!! That means it's my day to share with you my latest Lovebug Creation's project.
I made a card for a friend & neighbor who recently had a baby boy!
I have used Simply White and Simply Blue rumpled ribbons here. You can see more about this card on my blog.
Thanks for letting me share! Make it a great, crafty day!! 
And Now for Zeni's Project
Hi Everybuggy!!! Zeni over here with a cute little card 
showing off the beautiful olive you.  
I did some multiple loops and added a little pearl to give it a little elegance.

Come by my blog for some additional details and don't forget to visit the Lovebug Creations Store!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to “Christmas In July” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from SARAH, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

Have you started on your Christmas Cards and/or your Christmas Decor yet?  Well we will be showcasing some Christmas projects to help you get in the mood! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or JoAnn's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

Have you ever bought crafting supplies with the greatest intentions of actually using them?  Well, I have a mountain of stuff that’s just waiting for me to crack open the packing and dive right in.

With that confession, I decided to design a Christmas card with some things I've never used and with non-traditional colors as well as traditional elements.  

I cut and embossed two different blue cardstock pieces; next I used the beveled window pane and snowflakes to create a snowman stamped and colored image peeking out of the card.  This was my first attempt with this idea:

*SU Snow Much Fun Stamp - stamped and colored w/SU markers
*SU beveled window pane and snowflakes
*SU 1 ¾ “ punch
*SU cardstock – 2 shades of blue
*SU finial press embossing folder
*LBC Fun Footz - Polka Dot Parade  HERE
*LBC Rumple Ribbon – Simply Red
*LBC Mama’s Mesh – Ocean Blue
*Glitter gems – red, white, blue
*Banner punch and SU sentiment – Holiday Wishes Peace, Joy, Love
*Inside sentiment – hope your Christmas is snow much fun

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way: 

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

Your next stop is NADJA


Winners & Name Tags & Sweet Owls - Oh My!! ♥

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!
I know this is wayyyy late but we have WINNERS to announce from our Blog Hop and Sneak week!!
Each Winner will receive a $10 gift cert to our store!
From the Hop- jordanbev5
From the Sneak Week - Sue D
Thanks for all your sweet comments!!! 
Ladies please email me at
to claim your prizes!!!
Now for some fabulous Creative Team Projects for today... 
Hi friends!

It's Wednesday again and my turn to show off my favorite Rumple Ribbons.  Today, I bring you "Phyllis", a gorgeous hue of orange that is both romantic and cheerful.  I used her on a name tag.  Isn't she just lovely?

Please swing by my blog and say hello!!! And Now for Dawn Mercedes' Project...
I'm just hooting for joy today!  I got the best news!  My three sisters and their families and my parents will be here for my birthday in about a week!  It's a big one. I'm turning FORTY!  Yippeee!  

No matter what the disagreement is, my siblings and I will OWL-WAYS love each other.  I just feel bad that my little brother won't be able to join in the festivities!

I need to get all my ducks in order for the big celebration!

Be sure to flutter over to Lovebug Creation's store to pick your favorite Rumple Ribbon.

The owl sentiment is from Joy's Life: Punny Animals.

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Christine's Pretty Pinterest-Inspired Dry-Erase Board

Hello Creative Friends!  Happy Tuesday to you! After spending time gathering inspiration from Pinterest, I decided to make a dry-erase board with a pretty twist.

Using three beautiful colors of Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon, I decorated a simple dollar store picture frame to create a pretty piece of home decor. Please come over to the Scarlet Calliope Blog to see the project and learn more!

Christine Barker


Monday, July 22, 2013

Dawn Rene's Gorgeous Over-Sized Tag ♥

Happy Monday! Dawn Rene here with you today to share an over-sized tag I made with Rumple Ribbons, the new Fun Footz, and a Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamp. 

I used the Betsy Ross Blue ribbon to create the ruffle on the bottom of her dress and for the very small bow in her hair. I tied one of the new Fun Footz on top of the tag - the green chevron from the Poolside collection - along with the Lemonade rumpled ribbon. I love the blue, yellow and green colors together!

P.S. Lovebug Creations currently has an open creative team call! Check out the details here.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.....


Tag - Prima Doll LBC 4

Tag - Prima Doll LBC

Lovebug Creations Ribbon - Lemonade (On The Edge Collection)
Lovebug Creations Ribbon - Betsy Ross Blue (Old Glory Collection)
Lovebug Creations Ribbon - Green Chevron (Poolside Collection)
Scraptown Lady - Prima Marketing - Julie Nutting Doll Stamp
Scraptown Lady - Prima Marketing - Julie Nutting Tag Pad
CTMH Stamps
My Mind's Eye Patterned Papers (Kate and Company - Oxford Lane)
Momento Black Ink
Flowers, Gesso, Brads, Eyelet, Copic Markers

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole with Fun Footz and Digi My World

Hello Crafties, Mama LoveBug here!  Have you tried designing with Clip Art?  If you don't have time or the inclination to color your digi stamps, but need a fun project for a card, layout, or table decoration/display, why not try a wonderful whimsical image from Digi My World?????  Glitz them up with Stickles, gel pens, etc AND don't forget LoveBug Creations Fun Footz Polka Dot Parade!

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

This quote is sooooo true for me as anyone who knows me would tell you, I would have never thought I'd delve into papercrafting or art or anything remotely associated with crafting!  Oh how I've enjoyed this adventure down the rabbit hole...........why not start your journey with clipart or digi stamps or paperpiecing.....the experience is out of this world with endless possibilities.  

Since I am employed at our local library after retiring from a 38-year teaching position, I wanted to breathe some excitement, color, and imagination into an old multi-windowed display case.  To this end I've fashioned many double-sided stand-up cards, which are presented there on a rotating basis....out with the old and on with the new (so to speak).  

For me, I like to fussy cut my images - I printed out Alice twice - one as you see and one in a horizontal flip.  I then adhered each print to Kraft cardstock (don't want her to fall over) and fussy cut two more times.  Hey, with a great pair of scissors (CutterBee), it's not a chore! Then as I said above, you can glitz your character any way you want.  Add some LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon and/or our newest product, Fun Footz, patterned ribbon, and you'll be the talk of your crafty set.

Digi My World has so many delightful and unique images to choose from in clip art and in digi stamp formats.  Journey down that rabbit hole for an utterly wonderful treat - you won't be disappointed!

Have a lovely day.........remember no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it........cyberhugs......Mama LoveBug.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Wild Gift Tag - Fun is Afoot

Hello Crafties.  Since our reveal last Friday we've had tons of people WILD for Fun Footz and I wanted to share a gift tag I made with some embellies for a sweet idea to sparkle up a birthday! Drop by our online store HERE and check out the fun for yourself.

I used another zebra patterned FUN FOOTZ ribbon, the zebra paper piecing from PPbN, a red piece of cardstock that I embosssed with tree bark pattern, Kraft cardstock tag die, zebra-striped square through which I treaded Simply Black Rumple Ribbon, a gel pen for highlighting my image, corner rounder, and a computer-generated sentiment:

Happy Birthday Wild Thang!  You Make My Heart Sing!

You could adhere this to a gift bag or box OR use it as a book mark OR place it on the front of a card OR use it on a scrapbook page........diverse possibilities.........remember no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it...........cyberhugs........Mama LoveBug


Friday, July 19, 2013

Stephanie's Hello With Simply White Rumple Ribbon

Hey buggy friends! Are you all having as hard a time as I am believing that it's the middle of July already?!
Here is a card I created to send a simple "hello".

I thought the colors looked very summery! And the Simply White rumple ribbon is the perfect added touch! You can see more on my blog.
Have a great Friday y'all!!!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ellen + Fun Footz = One Amazing Card ♥

Last week, did you see the sizzling hot, new product releases by Lovebug Creations?

How could you miss them? They're EVERYWHERE, much like mosquitoes hovering over a fishing pond, cicadas singing in their trees, watermelon and kids running in sprinklers...

On this card, I used the fantastic Fun Footz in the "Candy Is Dandy" collection. Hop over to my blog at ( to reminisce about your summer days and to learn more about the card I have posted here. Thanks

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Word from Dawn Mercedes & Dorcas' Baby Favors!!! ♥

Sometimes, it only takes one word to let someone know what you are feeling.
Any summer day should be one to celebrate!
Aren't the flowers refreshing?

To tie it all together, I used Green Goddess  Rumple Ribbon
Very summery!  Very inviting!

Pop Up Glue Dots ©...a must for propping up flowers.  Make sure to swing by blog and say hi!!
And now for Dorcas' Project

Hi friends!

I'm back from a great vacation and wanted to share a super cute treat holder.  I used Simply White Rumple Ribbon for this beauty and paired it with Jaded Blossom's Fancy Topper Die.  I love how this turned out.  They will be favors for a Princess in Progress baby shower.
Swing by my blog and say hello!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

She Sells C Shells

She sells C shells? What?

Are you ready to use up some of the sea shells you collected on vacation? I have a project on the Scarlet Calliope blog that is easy and fun and Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon gives it the perfect finishing touch!

Come on over to see the tutorial. Have a wonderfully creative Tuesday, friends!


Christine Barker

Monday, July 15, 2013

Exciting NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LoveBug Creations is VERY excited to announce our NEXT Creative Team Call!
We are looking for fun, excited, passionate crafters who love working with ribbon!!!! We are seeking people who love all types of crafting… Scrapbookers, Card Markers, Mixed Media Artists and anything else you can create!!  If you are looking for an exciting new Creative Team to join, then LoveBug Creations may be the team for you!
Requirements: 6-Month Term Sept.2013 –Feb. 2013 Open to USA Residents Only
* Strong passion for crafting and sharing your work!
* Ability to meet deadlines and work well with others! (No Drama Zone)
* An Active Blog and Facebook Account (YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and whatever other social media optional!)
* Great written communication/good photography skills (we want to see your projects and postings in the best way possible!)
Creative Team Expectations:
1 project a week shared on your blog and Facebook pages as well as a short post for our Lovebug Creations Blog!
Participation in blog hops or challenges as they arise (you will be given PLENTY of notice!)
Posting on the LBC Facebook Page and sharing projects via whatever social media you can!
Sharing information that we post on Facebook such as sales, Hops, Sneaks, and anything else that comes up!
Taking the time to comment and share other CT member’s projects (we all take the time to make projects and recognizing each person’s work is always nice!) AS well as commenting/posting in the Lovebug Lounge (our Facebook Group)
What you can expect from us:
-Each CT member will receive monthly shipments of our products.
- Promotion of your work on the LBC Facebook page, blog and store site as well as any other social media we have access to!
- A 25% discount on any other Products you wish to purchase.
Creative Team Application – Please email to by midnight eastern  Monday August 12, 2013.
Please include the following information:
~Your Name
~ Mailing Address (USA Residents only)
~ Email Address
~ Phone Number
~ Blog Name (and a link) as well as links to any other social media you would use to promote LoveBug Creations  (Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram)
A list of current DT you are on- Being/NOT being on one will in NO way affect our decision!
Tell us a little bit about YOU! When did you start crafting? What is your favorite thing to make? What sets you apart from other crafters?? What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses as a crafter – be honest. What do you do besides crafting?
Tell us why you WANT to be a part of the LoveBug Creations Creative Team!!
Attach photos or links to your all-time favorite 2 projects you have made… Can be from any time so long as it is your work! We want to see what you think is your best!
We would also like to see 1 brand new, never posted anywhere project! This can be whatever you would like to make. Of course you don’t have to use our Rumple Ribbon on this (but it wouldn’t hurt). It MUST, however, have ribbon on it so we can see how you would use our ribbons! Think outside the box and try to use it in a new fun way!
The LoveBug Creations Creative Team will be announced Aug 16, 2013!! If you have any questions PLEASE ask…Either email us at or contact us through our Facebook page
Thank you,
Kimi & Pamela

Dawn Rene's Fabulous Ribbon Necklace ♥

Happy Monday! Dawn Rene with you today to share a necklace I made with Lovebug Creations rumpled ribbon and some scrap pieces of fabric. This necklace is a very easy to make. You take a couple strips of fabric and tie knots in it every couple inches. Then you do the same thing with the ribbon. I glued the ends of the ribbon and fabric into bead caps. The necklace closes with a toggle clasp.

I used the orange-yellowish ribbons from the Oh Cecilia Collection. They give the necklace a beautiful spring and summery feel!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.....
Ribbon Necklace - DDR FinalRibbon Necklace Designs By Dawn Rene
SUPPLIESLovebug Creations Ribbon - Phyllis (Oh Cecilia Collection)
Lovebug Creations Ribbon - Mae (Oh Cecilia Collection)
Jennifer Jangles Fabric
Antique Silver Toggle Clasp
Antique Silver Jump Rings
Antique Silver Bead Caps
Jewelry Wire