Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Blog Hop - Co Hop for Love Bug Creations and Pink By Design

Welcome to our Spring Blog Hop featuring Stamps from Pink by Design and our LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon.  We at LBC are super excited to be co-hosting this hop with the folks at PBD.  Today we are featuring some projects with a theme of the colors of spring.  So settle back with your favorite beverage and hopefully you'll be inspired to create your own treasures.

Here's the complete lineup so you can join the parade:

1. Main Lovebug Creations Blog (Kimi & Pamela): HERE
2. Main Pink by Design Blog NEXT
6. Elizabeth:

Mama LoveBug: The PBD stamp set I was assigned is Orange You Awesome - this set has many fruits and sentiments that coordinate with them and, of course, these stamps go so well with our LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon.  I created a triple-stamped card and a gift tag. Hopefully you too will be inspired to use your crafty mojo designs with these products.

 Recipe for the triple-stamped card:
*Triple-stamped technique
* PBD Orange You Awesome Stamp Set - the banana, happy faces, and sentiment
*DCWV Creamy Cardstock
*Spellbinder die
*Stickles (yellow), bling, and frog sticker - I'm joining the All That Stickles Linky Party
*Butterfly punch
*SU inks and whisper white cardstock
*Stardust gel pen
*Puffy banana sticker with googly eyes
*Lemonade LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon for woven effect around the spellbinder die

Recipe for the gift tags:
*PBD Orange You Awesome stamp set - strawberry, sentiment, and happy faces
*DCWV Creamy Cardstock
*Base layer of Kraft paper for sturdiness on center tag
*Stickles, strawberry paper from my stash
*Spellbinder dies
*Puffy strawberry sticker with happy face
*Stardust gel pen
*LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon for the double bow and weaving on the spellbinder die on right

Hey Everyone!!!
Kimi here....
Weren't Mama Lovebug's Projects just too cute? Love em both!
I want to share with you all a card I made! If you didn't know I just got the Cameo on Thursday. It stayed in the box all day (sad I know!) so today I finally got it out! I knew I wanted to use it to make my project for today...What I didn't expect was how difficult it was going to be to do even the simplest thing!
I'm so used to my Cricut Imagine that this was a whole new ball of wax for me!
I spent so much time in the Silhouette store looking at everything and trying to find just the right image to compliment the "Bracketful" Pink by Design Stamp Set that I used (LOVE this set!!!)
So my project isn't what I wanted it to be but I think it's cute! And I know the teams are going to wow you with their projects!
Full View

Close up of ribbons

Close up of Stamp

Now some of you who know the colors in my store inside and out may be scratching your head at this point...
Yes...Indeed...There is a new ribbon!
It's called "Simply Gray"
It will be part of the "Just the Basics" Rumple Ribbon set which will include Simply Black, Simply Gray, and Simply White!
It's not available in the store YET but if you like us on Facebook you will be the first to know when this set is in the store for purchase!
Pretty cool, huh?

BLOG CANDY ALERT: A Gift Certificate at our LoveBug Creations Store for $15 and a $15 Gift Certificate to Pink By Design (check out the main site) - yummy blog candy!!
Today's hop here features LoveBug Creations Blog Candy for a lucky USA resident - here's the scoop:
1. Follow each blog (if you aren't a fan already)
2. Like LoveBug Creations on Facebook HERE
3. Leave a comment on this blog with your contact info - easy peasy!!

Now we'll send you off to Pink By Design HERE


Friday, March 29, 2013

Zeni & Martha's Beautiful Card Takeover ♥

Good morning everyone! Today it's Zeni and Martha taking over the blog.

Here's Zeni's project:

I made this card for a friend who needed a little lift me up. I really LOVE the color combination of "Eyes of Blue" Rumple Ribbon and the "On the Edge Lemonade" collection. It went absolutely perfect for this color scheme. The cute little angel pin was made by my friend Ana Garcia. You can see additional details on my blog.

and now Martha's project:

Hey Everyone :)
Hope you are all having a great Friday!
Today's card started as Clean and Simple, but I dont know how to do clean and simple hehe.

I used lace and a handmade flower
Sentiment is from Unity and of course Rumple Ribbon to finish off the card :)
Please swing by my blog for more details!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ellen's Almost Easter Cutie ♥

Happy almost-Easter, Rumple Ribbon fans!

There's not much else that looks like a party than Rumple Ribbon's "On the Edge" collection -- so sweet and fun! Here, I tied it behind a digi-stamped and colored image to complete the festivities.

Find out more about it on my blog!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dorcas & Dawn Mercedes' Totally Sweet Cards ♥

Hi crafty friends!

Dorcas here from Crafty Card Angel bringing you a sweet gift idea. I don't know about you, but I have people in my life who have it all. It's hard to buy gifts for them, so I created this card with them in mind. Using some fun ticket stamps and some fantastic rumple ribbon, I came up with this little gem! Please be sure to visit my blog for more details!

I used these awesome Rumple Ribbon colors:
Green Leaves
Olive You
Queen Taylor
Caddy Blue

You're invited to a hop featuring the Rumple Ribbon of Lovebug Creations
and the images of Pink by Design! Give yourself an Easter treat and join us this weekend!

You are going to glaze over with delight when you see what comes when the designers
of these companies pair up and show off their wares! I used Sakura 3D glaze for my donut and donut hole buddy.

Sprinkles is a half pint set sold HERE.
Lemonade Rumple Ribbon can be purchased in the Pink Lemonade collection.

I hope to see you back here on Saturday!

Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Christine's Oh So Darling Easter Bunny ♥

Hello Crafters!

Happy Tuesday from Christine! I made an oh-so-easy Easter Bonnet for my Easter Bunny plushie using some "Oh Darling" Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations. This would be perfect on any of your plushies even if you don't sew. It's the perfect way to add some fancy to an otherwise ordinary stuffed animal.

Please come visit me at to learn more about my inspiration for this cute bunny and to see how to make a quick mini bonnet!


Christine Barker

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dawn Rene's Getting All Dressed Up ♥

Happy Monday! Dawn Rene here to share with you my most recent LBC project. Dressforms are every where in the crafting world these days. I decided to alter my chipboard dress form with Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbons. I used the colors Gentleman's Jacket and Sunflower, which you can buy here!. Stop by my blog Designs by Dawn Rene for more information on this project. Have a great week!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stephanie's Little "Lemonade" Lady ♥

Hello Lovebug friends!! It's Stephanie here today to share a layout that I made recently. I used rumple ribbon from Lovebug Creations. It's always a fabulous extra touch on any project!! I used "lemonade" here, from the "pink lemonade" collection.
I love mixing patterns and colors, as I did here! You can get more details on my blog.
Thanks for letting me share my creation. I hope you all have a great day!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Easter Blog Hop - do you have a basket to fill or eggs to color?  Hopefully you hopped over from Shelley and if so, you've taken the right bunny trail, but if you want to start the Easter project parade at the beginning, go to Blog Hostess Miranda

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome Easter creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s gift card.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment! The winner will be announced Wednesday, March 27, on Miranda’s  blog!

What's That?  Looks like the Easter Bunny showed up early!!
Double-sided stand-up card featuring this Easter Bunny from Paper Shelter (digi stamp), Stickles, and LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon double bow tie.

I'm going to a Linky Party HERE
Everyone Needs a Friend Who Is All Ears - This project is a gift bag, which could also be used as a table favor for your Easter feast.  Fill it with Easter treats!! I recently learned how to make gift bags from scrapbook paper - you need 2 pieces of 12 x 12 paper to create the bag.  I choose some paper that had a basket weave and used our LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon to make handles on the bag.  The image is a digi Toodles from Broken Box and the bunny and sentiments are from Peachy Keen and Jaded Blossom.  Stickles were used for highlighting after the coloring process.

You too can create Easter gifts, which express your whimsy.  Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it.  Cyberhugs............Easter Blessings to you.........Mama LoveBug!

Now hop to the next spot on our Easter parade with Mary Ann


Friday, March 22, 2013

Zeni & Martha's Spring Take-Over ♥

Good morning everyone! Martha and Zeni here taking over the Lovebug Creations blog and showing off some rumple ribbon!!

First, Zeni's project:


I made this card box to hold some cards I've been making for RAK's. I used rumple ribbon to embellish the box and for the tags on all the cards. They will be sent to individuals who need a little encouragement. Come and visit my blog for further details!
and now for Martha!!!
Check out this pretty spring card I made using "Lady Jenna" Rumple Ribbon!!

You can find it (and many more amazing colors) in the Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon Store! Make sure to swing by my blog to find out more about my card!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ellen Celebrates Life....Beautifully

Greetings, Rumple Ribbon fans! After a teeny delay by the post office (grrrr!), I was overjoyed the week before last to get in my package from Lovebug Creations with a load of fantastic new colors, including a few I show here. Isn't this Green Goddess simply luscious!!?

While I thought I'd be using my Green Goddess Rumple Ribbon on a St. Patrick's Day card, it turns out that it is the perfect complement to the Close To My Heart "Pear" cardstock I just got in to use with my "Chantilly" paper. MMMMmmm, I LOVE that paper almost as much as I LOOOOVVVVE that shade of green in Green Goddess (which is a part of the "Heaven and Earth Collection" of Rumple Ribbons.

So over on my blog, I'm featuring a bright and cheery sympathy card -- unusual, right? Well, after 92 years on God's green earth, I think we ought to be celebrating the "life well lived" of my friend's mother who passed last week. I hope it is well-received. Hop on over to get the particulars on this tri-fold shutter card.

While I'm still drooling over all the new Rumple Ribbons I received last week, I'd like to show you a new way I came up with to store these babies:

I cut the cardstock "spools" using a file from Silhouette America, using my Silhouette Cameo, sizing the spool 4.25" x 5", a perfect size for my Iris Ribbon Storage box. I ironed and wrapped each color separately around each spool, and labeled the color using my Brother P-Touch label system. I store them alphabetically in the box. Next, I took the tag that comes on each Rumple Ribbon, and glued a small piece of the corresponding color onto the back of the tag, and put the tags on a key ring where I've stacked the tags by color.
Cute, huh??


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mama Lovebug & Dawn Mercedes Welcome Spring and the Change of Seasons

Welcome Spring and the Change of Seasons plus perhaps a Change of Circumstance.

Mama Lovebug here today with a gift idea for a retirement.  This can be quite a dramatic change in one's season of daily routine.  Do you know someone who is retiring?  Have you been thinking of making a special card for that person?  I had occasion to create just such a card using a vintage freebie digi stamp - a corset.  I thought this would go along with a computer-generated sentiment - Corset's Your Retirement (hey you could use it for a birthday too - Corset's Your Birthday) - get the idea??

Here is my Double-Sided Stand- Up Corset You're Retiring Card:
The Top
 The Bottom

The Whole Corset
*Vintage freebie image - printed twice in two horizontal directions, fussy cut, adhered to another fussy cut layer (making a total of four fussy cuttings)
*Crop-o-dile punching down the center and decorative glittery brads
*Stickles for top and bottom and Stardust Clear gel pen
*Computer-generated sentiment
*Trim for bottom and three bows made from our LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon at the LBC Store
*Double-sided tape for the top to adhere to the other side of the card

I had a lot of fun making this one and I hope you're inspired to try your hand at making one too.........cyberhugs...........Mama LoveBug

Now on to Dawn Mercedes' Project!
A quick card b/c I have been on the verge of flu...trying to keep it at bay!
Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations can add texture and interest to your projects in a snap!

Chose a few sheets of funky papers and layer on top of your card base.

Paper: Jellybean Soup
Brads: Spareparts
I cut out the letters and added Sakura 3D Crystal Laquer to add some dimension and shine.
Lovebug Creative Rumple Ribbon: Sunflower


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Christine's AMAZING Spring Banner ♥

Hi Crafty Friends!

It's Christine and it's Tuesday, so that means it's my turn to take over the Lovebug Creations blog! I'm so happy because I couldn't wait any longer to share this Spring Banner with you.

I used beautiful "Pink Clouds" Rumple Ribbon to adorn my garden-inspired banner and the effect is heavenly!

Please jump over to my blog at to see all the different ways I used Rumple Ribbon in my pretty banner.