Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Katie!!!!! ♥

Happy birthday to one of our newest LBC Creative Team members, Katie Hand.  Ellen CardMonkey made this celebratory card for Katie, using braided Rumple Ribbons (Fun Footz Crazy Chevrons, Olive and Caddy Blue On the Edge) atop papers by Kathy Davis Studios.

The gatefold card is cleverly held together by the paper's fussy cut watercolored butterfly.

Check out Ellen's post about this card at

And now for cards made by some of the other Team Members for Katie's Special Day!!!

Pamela (Mama Lovebug)

Happy Birthday Katie!!!
We hope you have an extra special day!!
Bug Hugs

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dawn Mercedes' Magnificent Mason Jar & Dorcas' Special Gift For Sister ♥

Want to upcycle a little decor piece for your home?  Click on over to my blog for all the details on how to tint a mason jar!  Here I used Sunset Rumple Ribbon.  My first favorite. Good thing I let my self have many, many favorites!!

Now, do I fill this with candy corn...or sun flowers?
And now for Dorcas' Project
My oldest sister is a big Donny & Marie fan.  In fact, seeing them is on her bucket list.  She lives in Tennessee so we don't see her as often as we'd like, BUT, Donny  & Marie are coming to Miami in December so we got her tickets to see them.  Well, we are all going together.  :)  Since we are going to spend time with her this weekend, I created a mini bucket for her with the seating chart showing the FLOOR seats we purchased.  Using Sunflower rumple ribbon was a perfect contrast to the red cellophane bag.  I think she's going to love this.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Christine's Beautiful Baltic Inspired Bows ♥

Welcome to Tuesday!  

That means it's a post from me, Christine, who just returned from an extraordinary vacation in the Baltic. 

I have a project for you today inspired by my travels to Denmark.  Please come over to the Scarlet Calliope Blog to see my tutorial on this cuteness I created using Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon


Christine Barker

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall Layout with Dawn Rene ♥

Happy Monday! I am scrapbooking a weekend with the kids when we went away to a cabin in the mountains a couple Thanksgiving's ago. This is the first page. I used Honey Mustard from Lovebug Creations for my ribbon accents. The golden yellow, orange and brown colored ribbon in the "Fall for You" collection are perfect for all your fall projects!

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

Layout - Thanksgiving
Layout - Thanksgiving Closeup
Lovebug Creations - Honey Mustard (Fall For You collection)
Gina's Designs - Fall Shape Collection
BoBunny Papers
Tim Holtz Distressed Paints
CTMH Background Word Stamp
CTMH Black Ink
Maya Road Antique Ornate Frames
Corrugated Board

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Walk On The Wild Side Blog Hop

Welcome to A Walk On The Wild Side Blog Hop.  If you trekked over from ASHLEY, you're good to go, but if you stumbled through the jungle and found this hop, why not journey over to the beginning with our blog hostess, LISA - she made this darling suburban safari button!!

The following is a list of all the sites that have been so generous and are sponsoring this blog hop. .....please become a fan (if you're not already) at each crafty spot and leave a "jungle" love note; also go to each sponsor's link and tell them you stopped by from A Walk On The Wild Side Blog Hop
Royal Prize Pack from Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen

$15.00 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Treasure Box Designs

Stamp Set of winners choice from Paper Sweeties

$15.00 Gift Certificate from Too Cute by Jessica

A gift valued at $10.00 from Lettering Delights

As you read this, I'm not home. I'm attending a genealogy conference this week in Ft Wayne, Indiana and I know it's going to be fun crazy!!

I love to read and I belong to a reading group through our local library.  I also have a Cameo, which I'm learning how to design and cut with, so for this hop I decided to make two bookmarks for the Walk On The Wild Side theme.  I checked out the print and cuts at the Cameo store and found this zebra - now I have lots of zebra images, but this is the first one I've seen with both a front and back zebra.  So I elongated both sides to make the images an appropriate length and width for a bookmark.
 I cut out each zebra side twice with mirror image to make a front and back for each bookmark.

*Print and Cut Zebra Front and Back from the Cameo Store
*Gel pens for highlighting and glitz
*Computer generated sentiments - Wild Thang Reading Zone, Do Not Disturb and I'm Behind In My Reading
*LoveBug Creations Fun Footz - Wild Thang Collection HERE
Here's the safari line-up:

1. Lisa Pontious ~

2. Ashley -

3. Pam - HERE

4. Haidee- NEXT

5. Sandy-

6. Lucy ~

7. Linda -

8. Connie-

9. Kathy -

10. Sarah -

11. Christine

12. Lori -

13. Tricia~

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

The next spot on this safari is HAIDEE


Friday, August 23, 2013

Stephanie's Simply Magnificent Mini Album ♥

Hey buggy friends! Stephanie here again.
It's Friday and that means it's my turn for show and tell!

This week I made a small mini album using journaling cards and Simply White rumpled ribbons.

  You can read more about this mini album on my blog.
I hope you all have a fantabulous Friday!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dorcas & Dawn Mercedes Go Green ♥

Seems like babies are everywhere these days!  A friend asked for my help in making these cute diaper invitations.  I'm sure you all have seen them over the years, but she fell in love with them.  It took a little time to figure out, but once I did, cutting and making them was easy.  The colors go so perfectly with this beautiful rumple ribbon, don't you think?
Don't forget to swing by my blog too!!!

And now for Dawn Mercedes' Project!!!!
Green Leaves Rumple Ribbon isn't just for the spring, summer, and out of doors. Just look what warm and cheer it can bring to your Christmas cards!  I love it against the red Glitter Swirl paper from The Robin's Nest!

Just think how you might personalize that mini gift tag!

Summer is ending. That means that it's time to start revving up for 
your fall/winter craft plans.  Surprise me on my blog and let me know what YOU 
are planning on creating this year!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tanya's Fresh & Fruity ♥

Hey every buggy.. Tanya here with a cute lil teacher gift for my lil guy's Kindergarten teacher's birthday. I used Lovebug Creations Fun Footz "Fresh & Fruity" collection. I LOVE the pink chevron!! 

I also made a pretty frame to go with the card. Stop by my blog HERE to see the frame I made to go along with the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again. 

Buggy hugs, 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dawn Rene's Beautiful Birthday Card ♥

Happy Monday! Dawn Rene here sharing a card I made with birthday Bestie and Lovebug Creations' Rumple Ribbon

I colored the Bestie stamp with Copic markers. I rolled the rumple ribbon to make the flowers using the Green Leaves and Sunflower ribbon. I added a couple bows with the Simply White. I think I put white, black or grey ribbon on everything I create!

Have a great week!

Bestie August Birthday Card 1
Bestie August Birthday Card 3
Lovebug Creations - Green Leaves - Garden Splendor Collection
Lovebug Creations - Sunflower - Spring Rainbow Collection
Lovebug Creations - Simply White - Just the Basics Collection
Stampendous- Frantage White Embossing Enamel
Scrap Happy Glue
Bestie Birthday Digi Stamp
Black Memento Ink
Scrap Happy Glue
Graphic45 Papers
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fun In The Sun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fun In The Sun Blog Hop. If you strolled on the beach from LORI you are on the right path, but if you want to start at the beginning of the beach spots, surf over to our blog hostess, MIRANDA

Scrapping for Less is sponsoring a wonderful prize. A prize of your choosing. Scrapping for Less is a Facebook Scrapbook retail store where Teresa Russell sells scrapbook, trendy, current, and brand new to the market supplies at less than retail costs. It is basically a retail/pre-order group where you commit to ordering what is offered up for sale and then invoices are sent just a couple days before the stated order date. There are also typically current "items in stock" available for purchase also. Scrapping for Less is offering a $20 credit to the winner of the hop. You must comment on each stop in order to be eligible to win the credit. More info on this is at Miranda's beach front!

Fun In The Sun resonated the idea of outdoors, family/friends, reading, and food.  I don't live near a beach, but that doesn't mean I couldn't arrange a set-up for an outdoor barbeque with reading pals!  With that idea I designed several projects - one for my reading friends and one for a table decor.

Book Mark for Reading Pals - I love to read and do a lot of this each day - out on our covered front porch I can enjoy my past time no matter what the weather is like - sunny or rainy - it doesn't matter - time to curl up with a good book that will engage and here's a fun bookmark I made.
*Specialty cardstock from our local craft store
*Kraft cardstock for the bookmark base
*SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Summer Clothing flip flops - the top one is adhered right onto the cardstock and the bottom is adhered on a dimensional to give texture; gel pens for accent - HERE
*Computer-generated sentiment - Do Not Disturb - WCPL Reading Zone (Williams County Public Library)
*LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon for a finishing touch bow - HERE

Table Decor for a Fun In The Sun Barbeque - I love whimsical projects so this little gal caught my eye and I knew I had to use her somehow in this hop. She's definitely a conversation piece.

*Digital image from Paper Shelter - printed, fussy cut, gel-pens for accent, as well as Stickles - HERE
*She was cut out twice - one regular image and the other a horizontal reverse; I fussy cut these and then adhered each side to sturdy Kraft cardstock, which had to be fussy cut as well - that makes 4 cuttings to be adhered together to make a double-sided stand-up card or table favor.  Of course the fun comes with the gel pens and the Stickles!
*LoveBug Creations Fun Footz chevron bow for her hair - HERE

Line-up on the Beach:
Miranda -

Lori -

Pam - HERE

Sheree -  NEXT

Sarah -


Lucy ~


Connie -

Lisa ~


Shawnee ~



Ashley -

Angela -

Daphne -

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

The next beach chair belongs to SHEREE


Friday, August 16, 2013

Stephanie's Super & Our New Team ♥

Hello every"buggy"!!
Today I have a card to share that I made for my son's friend's birthday. He turned 6 & loves all things superhero-related!
 I used Mama's mesh  in "Lemonade" on my card. Love the texture it lends to any project!!
You can read more about this card on my blog.
Thanks for letting me share with you all today! 
And now to introduce the new team!!! I was over joyed at the applications and choosing was very hard!!! But here they are and we couldn't be happier!!
CT Coordinators
Social Media Coordinators
Team members
Now to meet our NEW bugs!!!
Hi, I'm Connie and I'm thrilled to be a new CT member here at Lovebug Creations! I'm a wife of 16 years to an awesome guy who supports this crazy habit of mine, a mom to two teenage boys, a college student (hopeful future nurse), and a crazy crafter. I have crafted my entire life thanks to an awesome mom but have only been scrapbooking and card making about 18 years.  I love learning new tricks and techniques and if I can inspire you then I am one happy gal! My Cricuts are my therapists. I adore those machines. I am lucky enough to have one that cuts SVG files so for me the sky is the limit. I use them daily. I encourage you to come visit my blog Connie Can Crop and see what kind of trouble I can get in to with Mama Mesh and Rumple Ribbon!! I know I can't wait to hang out with you all!
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Hello, my name is Kathy Gillon and I am excited to be joining the Lovebug Creations Creative Team!   I am a Chemist by profession and a Crafter at heart.  I am also a Mom to 3 wonderful and busy kids.  I have been given the title of soccer-volleyball-track-cross country-football-baseball-wrestling-cheer-dance Mom.   When I’m not busy being a Mom or working, I love to craft!  I enjoy making cards, scrapbook layouts, and other paper crafts.  I also enjoy sewing and crocheting, and knitting, and I love to incorporate my sewing/crocheting into my paper craft projects.  I am excited to be creating and sharing with Rumple Ribbons!
Hello there! I'm Katie!! I am a mom of two grown kids and grandma to the cutest kid ever!  When my babies left the nest a few years ago I took the opportunity to live a life long dream of becoming a city slicker!  I live in a great neighborhood in Chicago and love all the big city has to offer.  At heart, I am still a small town girl.  I love the time I spend in craft room.  I gain such energy and peace from making cards, mini albums and any number of 3D projects.  Most of my cards support Operation Write Home, but more and more find myself branching out in to more dimensional and exciting projects.
Hi there! My name is Stacey and I am a wife and mom to 2 amazing young adults.  I have been crafting for about 8 years now. It started when my amazing husband presented me with a box filled with scrapbooking supplies for Christmas one year after remembering me say that it was something that I wanted to try. From that point on, I was hooked! If I had to define my style, I would say that I create more "cute-sy" type of projects, with the occasional elegant project thrown in lol! Even though I started out as a scrapbooker, I slowly found cardmaking and it has since taken over. I also love to alter items and make 3D paper projects. I am so excited and honored to be a part of the LoveBug Creations Creative Team and look forward to sharing my projects with you.
The new ladies will be posting projects starting September 2!! So make sure to visit them all and congratulate them!!! We're over the moon to have these amazingly talented ladies join us!!!!
Bug Hugs,

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Fun Never Stops with Ellen ♥


CardMonkey (Ellen) here with my weekly show-and-tell for the fantastic Lovebug Creations Creative Team ...

What's your summer style? Kickin' back poolside, or getting ready for school to start up again?  Traveling to the beach, or hitting the mountains?  Well I can tell you one thing -- it is unlike any CardMonkey I know to be hitting a camper ... but if one looked THIS cute, I might have to try it!

Hop over to my blog ( to see how I ramped up this Card Kitchen kit card by jazzing it with some of my  favorite Fun Footz Rumple Ribbon (Chevron Junkie Collection) by Lovebug Creations.  See it there under the camper's wheels? Just enough to add some color and some interest. 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dorcas & Dawn Mercedes Celebrate Birthdays & Back to School ♥

Hi everyone!

We recently celebrated my sister's birthday.  My daughter wanted to give her a gift, so we quickly packaged up some cute hair clips (because hers had broken) and we tied it with ballet slippers rumple ribbon.  I have been dying to use the Jaded Blossom Flag die and decided to use this striped paper straw and create a flag for it.  I think it's cute.  What do you think?
Don't forget to visit my blog too!
and now for Dawn Mercedes' project

Getting ready to ship those kiddos off to school? 
Why not make a little pocket for them to tuck in their new pencils.
(Or gift to a teacher...who can never have enough in her stash!)

Here I used the Apple Treat Box svg file
from The Cutting Cafe.  Cut two apples and two stems. 
Just remember to "flip" the image if you are using printed paper 
so that your shapes are mirror images.
That way, they line up when you line them up.

Green Leaves Rumple Ribbon is the perfect color for implied apple leaves!

And, your student, or teacher, will have a smile on their face every time 
they need to get out a new pencil!

For more information, check out my blog: