Monday, September 30, 2013

Connie, Dawn Mercedes & Ellen's Creative Stylings!!! ♥

Good Morning, Every-buggy!!!
It's Monday (yes again!) and you know what that means...
Time to sit back and enjoy the creative stylings
of Connie, Dawn Mercedes & Ellen!!!
Hello Fellow LoveBugs!!
Connie Can Crop here with my very first altered Travel Coffee Mug
 featuring :
Harvest Moon Rumple Ribbon from LoveBug Creations

Please stop by my blog to see a close up image of this super cute gift idea. Become my follower, join in my challenges or just come hang out at Connie Can Crop.
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!

Mama's Mesh!!

Use dies to cut fun shapes out of 
This color...soon to be released...

Makes a great statement on a card!

See that wonderful texture under the bow of this Christmas card made by CardMonkey (Ellen) for posting today?  Ellen layered two pieces of Mama's Mesh -- one in a lipstick red and the other in a seafoam green. 

Now don't go looking for these colors in the Lovebug Creations online store -- they're home-colored!  Yes, the Mesh is SO versatile that you can color it up in any alcohol-based markers (Ellen used Copics) to match your card.

Ellen said: "I started with Mama's Mesh in white, cutting the pieces I wanted to color to size. I put a piece of scratch paper underneath the Mesh, and then, using the wide end of the Copic, I colored in circles over the mesh until the color was saturated."

Ellen also shows us on her blog ( where she derived her inspiration for this card. 

"Magazines are my favorite source of inspiration," Ellen said. "And I'm disappointed that two of the industry's leaders are shutting down their hard-copy of their magazines."

Read more details on Ellen's blog, today.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stephanie, Katie and Kathy WOW us ♥

Good Morning, Every-Buggy!!!
Happy Friday!!!
3 amazingly talented ladies taking over the blog today!!!!
So sit back and enjoy the projects!
Don't forget to leave them all some love!! ♥
Hey friends! I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful Fall day in your neck of the woods. It's absolutely gorgeous here!
Today I have (another) birthday card to share. This one was created for my niece who will be 17 on Monday! It was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.
 I used Simply White rumple ribbon to tie together the "candles". You can see more about this card on my blog.
Thanks for letting me share with you today!
I made a super girly card topped off by the beautiful Butter Cream Rumple Ribbon.  I was going for that Pretty Vintage look and Lovebug ribbons really fit that mold.

I cut the DCWV paper for this card to really highlight the paper.  I then distressed and crumpled and layered on pretty embellies.  If you would like some more details on this card, please check my blog for details.
Happy Friday Lovebug Friends!

Kathy, from Kathy and Kids, and today I'd like to share with you my project for the new challenge that is going on in the Lovebug Lounge.
I made a 3D Cauldron filled with treats, and used a little "Halloween Grunge" Rumple Ribbon on it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Flying Retro Girl - Semi-Simple Witchy Fun With Halloween Grunge

Good Crafting, Every-buggy!  Center Step, Cameo, Retro, and Grunge!

It's Mama LoveBug posting today with another Cameo-inspired card cut and image.  The Cameo store has a super SVG cut for "center step" cards and a really cute "flying retro girl" image created by Sarah Bailey as well.  I combined them with some terrific Halloween Grunge Rumple Ribbon from LoveBug Creations HERE

So what do I have?? - a fun card for Halloween or really any time when you want somebody's attention!  I used some sturdy Halloween Kraft paper I got at Wal-Mart.  Sometimes you need a quick and easy card to share!!

Add in a sticker ghost and a stick pin with a cute sentiment - Creep On Over - and you've got a sweet card - nothing super fancy but the LBC Rumple Ribbon just gives the card an extra-pop factor to make something extraordinarily unique!

LoveBug Creations is hosting it's first challenge, so slip over to our posting about this HERE

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


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stacey & The Team Challenge You To.....

Hi crafty friends!
here to show you my project for this week.

I used some of that gorgeous Monster Skin Rumple Ribbon on my spooky 
potion bottle that is filled with candy.

Have you heard the news? 
LoveBug Creations has a FB group where you can show your crafty projects using those fabulous LoveBug Creations Products called The Lovebug Lounge!
Starting today, there are going to be monthly challenges in the
Be sure to head over there to read about the challenge and to enter your project, 
you have almost an entire month and there is a great prize to be won :)
I hope to see you and your project there!

You can read more about my project on my blog

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
And here are some more projects to inspire you from the Creative Team for the
very first LBC Challenge!!!

Mama Lovebug

So head on over to The Lovebug Lounge and play along!!
We'd love to see you there!!! ♥

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sweet Birthday Card by Zeni ♥

Good morning! Zeni here finally making an appearance! Lol.  I've been very busy trying to put my party decoration business together, but I haven't forgotten about my favorite Love-buggers!
I made this card this past weekend for a friend of mine and I just loved how simple it is, but yet so pretty so I figured why not show it to you guys!

I used the Sunflower and Simply Red rumple ribbon.  Check them both out at the Lovebug Store!

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday's Are Fabulous w/ Ellen, Connie and Dawn Mercedes!!! ♥

It's Monday and you know what that means...
time to sit back and be inspired by
Ellen, Connie and Dawn Mercedes!!!
First up is Ellen
Ellen (CardMonkey) has blogged before about how she likes to take cards that are part of a pre-designed kit, and make them special.  Today, she shows another that she's dressed up with Lovebug Creations' Rumple Ribbon.

"As was once said in an advertisement, things go better with ...." ... Rumple Ribbons, Ellen says in her post. Go to her blog to read more about stimulating your mojo with kits, and also about a fun and unique CardMonkey CardStock Club she's founded. 

The sunflower Rumple Ribbon makes this card, don't you think?  Everything else is kit-designed from Jillibean Soup's Card Kitchen, using papers this month from Jenni Bowlin Studio. 

Next up: Connie
Hello Fellow LoveBugs!!
Connie Can Crop here with a Belated Birthday Card for one of our very own CT members
 featuring :
Crazy Coral Mama's Mesh from LoveBug Creations

Please stop by my blog to see a close up image of this super fun mesh from LoveBug Creations. Become my follower, join in my challenges or just come hang out at Connie Can Crop.
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!
and finally: Dawn Mercedes

Whooooo says Mama's Mesh has to stay in a straight line?
Here I used Sunset and Green Leaves...cut it up, sponged a little ink on for dimension...
and presto-magic!  You've got a pumpkin!!
WOWZAA! They've outdone themselves today, huh?
Love my team and I hope they have
inspired you to try something new!!!
Bug hugs,

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Zeni!!!! ♥

Today is CT Member (and one of my BEST friends) Zeni's Birthday!!!
We all made her a birthday card so sit back and enjoy the bloggy
birthday party for her!!!
You can visit each CT Member by clicking their name!! :)
 Don't forget to leave the Birthday Girl (and the designers!) some comment love!!!
There you go...Lots of cards for our gal, Zeni!
We hope you have a beautiful B-Day Z!!!
Oh...and I'm sorry I had to lie and play it off like I didn't remember!
Didn't want you to be guessing this was going to happen!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Big Sis ♥

Happy Thursday, Every-Buggy!!
Yesterday was my sister, Andi's, Birthday!
She's was actually here in town this time so
we got to see her!
It was nice to visit with her since she moved out west we
don't see her very often!
I made her a card and matching treat box!
For the card I used the following:
LBC Rumple Ribbon - Lemonade and On The Edge Lemonade
My Mind's Eye Papers/Brads
Sentiment from Jaded Blossom "Simply Sayings"

For the treat box I used the following:
LBC Rumple Ribbon- Lemonade
My Mind's Eye papers, Brad and flag sticker
Box from Silhouette Store
and filled with candies stamped with
Jaded Blossom's Birthday Candies!
Hope this inspires you if you have a birthday coming up to
craft for!!
Have a wonderful day
make sure to come back tomorrow
to see what our team has in store!!
Bug Hugs,

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dawn Rene & Stacey's Perfect for Fall Projects!!! ♥

Dawn Rene here to share with you quick and easy napkin rings that I made with Lovebug Creations rumpled ribbon- Autumn Spice, Beary Brown, and Honey Mustard! Stop by my blog to see step by step instructions. 

and now for Stacey!!!
Hi everybody!
Happy Wednesday!
Stacey here to show you a fun little treat box
for some yummy Halloween candy.

I used some of that gorgeous Grunge Rumple Ribbon
on my box.

You can read more about my project on my blog

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Get Steppin' - Mama LoveBug Style With Two Types of Embossing

Good Rumpling to You.  
It's Mama LoveBug with a center step card to share today.  Since I have a Cameo, I've been experimenting with different card styles that can be easily cut out with this machine.  The card is a Silhouette Cameo Center Step file using two types of embossing - dry and wet. 

*SVG cut center step card - cut twice with different shades of green and then center, side, and bottom panels switched out with the lighter green; center mats run through Sizzix with woodsy embossing folder (dry embossing)
*Sherri Baldy digital image colored with watercolor pencils and glitter pens; fussy cut
*Gold wet embossing for bat and sentiment
*LoveBug Creations Mama's Mesh and Halloween Grunge Rumple Ribbon for side steps - step over HERE

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


Monday, September 16, 2013

Ellen, Dawn Mercedes, and Connie, Crafting Trifecta!


It's Monday Mama's Mesh Madness over on the CardMonkey Paper Jungle, so hop on over to learn more of the particulars on this enchanting Halloween card. 

Ellen (our resident CardMonkey) made this Halloween card using a file she modified from the Silhouette Online store.  

She let Mama Mesh in orange and fluorescent green (available soon!) peek out from behind the fussy cut images from Bo Bunny. 

Dawn Mercedes says a little tad of LBC Rumple Ribbon will give delight!

Just a touch of Rumple Ribbon can go along way.
Here I used Mae from the Family Ties Collection along with some acrylic brads.
This set of ribbons have gorgeous fall-like colors.
Gather it up while you can!

See you soon over at my blog, Sunnyside Up!

Hello Fellow LoveBugs!! 
Connie Can Crop here with a not so spooky Halloween card
 featuring :
Mama Mesh from LoveBug Creations

Please stop by my blog to see a close up image of this super cute gift idea. Become my follower, join in my challenges or just come hang out at Connie Can Crop.
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

All About Babies Blog Hop

Welcome to the “All About Babies” 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 you're reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

We will be showcasing anything BABY projects! 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!

Mama LoveBug here - For my projects today, I created several onesie cards for a bumper crop of sweet babies.  I used an SVG file from the Silhouette store and cut out several for this hop using my Cameo.  I started out with some traditional "sewing" papers - blue and shades of pink.  For the pinks I switched out cut pieces for the trimming and left them plain for my baby stash; for the blue I switched over the other side of the cuts to use the plain white.  I also took a picture of the back side of one to give you an idea of what that looks like.

Ok, so next I thought about all the October babies in my own family and I decided to get a bit "Halloweeny" inspired; I used the same SVG cut, and switched out the trimming pieces from two DCWV patterned papers.  Then I crafted a tag with a Jaded Blossom die, some stamps from an old baby set, glitter pens for accent, and some of the newly-released LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon in the Halloween Grunge collection Specialty Rumple Ribbon

The possibilities are endless with the Cameo onesies to fit any season or holiday!  When the stork says, "it's time" - you want to be ready! Hope you enjoyed my "Sweet Baby" cards!
Remember no matter how you rumple your ribbon and piece your paper, have fun with it.........cyberbaby shower...........Mama LoveBug