Monday, December 30, 2013

Patchwork This and That - Part 2

Good Morning Crafties!
Mama LoveBug here to continue one of my favorite techniques -
making patchwork paper designs

In my previous post Patchwork Part 1 I used a SU top note die; for this one I'll share a Sizzix fan die and a Sizzix bow.

Let me start with the finished project using LBC Simply Sheer Ribbon from our online store HERE:

Just as I created the card from the last post - I used Kathy Davis paper cut at 5 1/2 x 7 with a band across the top onto which I stamped the sentiment.  Then I created a patchwork fan using the Sizzix fan.

For purposes of demonstration, I am showing a similar fan to the one I made for this card - this one used blues and purples.  I punched out 12 squares of KD paper and layered them onto a piece of Kraft paper, ran it through my Big Kick with the Sizzix fan die and created this.

Next I used a Sherri Baldy Bestie for my image, and finished her off with a LoveBug Creations Simple Sheer bow, slipped the fan under the top of the card's band, and was good to go for another b-day card.

I really love the LBC Simply Sheer Ribbon for that just right touch of elegance!!  Lastly, here's a pic of sample patchwork creations - the bow, the fan, and the top note.  

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


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Patchwork This and That - Part 1

Good Morning, Crafties.
Mama Lovebug here to share a favorite technique - making patchwork paper designs.

I'll start with a finished product and explain how I created this using Mama's Mesh today from our online store HERE:

For the card base I used Kathy Davis paper (my fav) - love all the colors but for this one I used blue - it's cut at 5 1/2 by 7 - a small strip was used as a band for the top with a stamped sentiment.

Now for the patchwork - I used a SU square punch but you can use any shape you want - I punched out about 12 squares and layered them onto a piece of Kraft paper.  Then I ran the paper through my Big Kick with SU top note die and here's what that looked like.

I colored a sweet digi vintage girl Tiddly Inks image and added some LoveBug Creations Mama's Mesh across the top note patchwork for texture and fun, adhered my vintage gal with pop dots, slipped the top note under the band, and the card was finished - ready to send to a birthday gal!

As the post implies, there is a Part 2 - so join me tomorrow for that.........

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


Saturday, December 28, 2013

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full!

Good Morning, Crafties!  
It's Mama LoveBug here to wish you a warm winter greeting in the days ahead.  Christmas is in my rear view mirror and the New Year is approaching next week.  I wanted to share a bookmark design I used for some gifts for my colleagues at the Local History and Genealogy Center in Bryan, OH.

The image and sentiment are part of a Julie Nutting stamp set.  The paper is Kathy Davis creations.  I started with a bookmark cut out of the KD paper and used a gel pen to highlight the image, the sentiment, and a circle from the paper.  I cut a 3-D flower from the same paper with my Cameo; I added a swatch of LoveBug Creations Mama's Mesh for dimension and texture under the tagged sentiment.

Mama's Mesh comes in a variety of fun colors to peak your crafty imagination along with our Rumple Ribbon and Simply Sheer hand-dyed ribbons which you can view HERE

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


Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Gift Ideas w/ Stacey, Dawn Rene & Dorcas! ♥

5 Days to go!!!!!
WOW....It's gonna be Christmas before we know it!!!
Hopefully you are all ready to go!!!
So if you've got some time on your hands sit back and
check out the amazing projects
Stacey, Dawn Rene & Dorcas made...
and if not...
maybe they will inspire you!!!
Hi there!
here to show you my project for this week.

With Christmas next week, I decided to make another little gift.
This is so easy to make and would be perfect for a neighbor, postal worker, co-worker, teacher, etc.

For my project, I used some Simply Red Rumple Ribbon.

You can read more about my project on my blog

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day! 

Dawn Rene
Happy Friday! Dawn Rene here to share a card I made with a My Besties digi stamp and Lovebug Creations' rumpled ribbon.

I colored Besties with Copic markers. She is decorated with shaved ice, chipboard glitter stars, and Simply White rumpled ribbon!

Winter Besties Card - Designs By Dawn Rene

Ribbon: Lovebug Creations' - Rumpled Ribbon - Simply White
Stamps: Sherri Baldy - My Besties Stamps
Paper: BoBunny - Woodland Winter, CTMH Card Stock
Ink and Markers: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Gina's Designs Winter Shape Set, The Rubber Cafe - You're So Fine Silver Glitter, Stampendous - Shaved Ice, Cheese Cloth

Anyone else feel like the clock has just gotten away from us this year?  Well, I am here to share a cute gift card holder.  The Simply Red rumple ribbon adds the perfect touch, doesn't it?  Please stop by my BLOG for more details.

That's it for the Creative Team's scheduled posts for this year!!!
But make sure to swing back..
you never know what else we might have waiting for you!!!!
Bug hugs,
Kimi & Pamela

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kristi's Super Cute Gift Card Holder ♥

Hello Lovebuggies! Kristi here from Little Paper Sprinkles!
Today I am sharing with you a cute, fun way to give a gift card (yes I know, my project pic is minus a gift card, bad me! ;) I haven't purchased any yet, procrastinator..that's me!) 

To create this super cute holder grab your scraps, yep thats all I used. the tag can be any size you like, I measured a credit card and went from there! It is best if you use heavy cardstock so its sturdy! Add a border using a punch, my cover is handpainted, but a snowman cut from your machine would be super adorable too! To finish it off I added some Rumple Ribbon in Olive You!

I have been asked a few times about sharing how I paint my snowmen. That might just be coming soon! 

Thanks for looking 
Have a crafty Day!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Connie & Dawn Mercedes Rockin' The Blog!!! ♥

It's Wednesday....
Happy Hump Day!!!!
One week to go...
Oh my!
Do you have all your Christmas cards, crafting, and shopping done?
Me either ;)
So while you're procrastinating why don't you sit back and enjoy what
our designers have for you today!!

Hello fellow lovebugs!!
Connie Can Crop here with a project to share featuring Rumple Ribbon!!

One week til Christmas!!!
Did you get your cards mailed out yet? Today I want to share one of mine featuring Simply Black Rumple Ribbon. From my home to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Please stop by my blog to read more details and see more pics of this and other projects using LBC products. Become my follower, join in my monthly challenges or just come hang out at
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!

Buzzing by for some sweet inspiration?

You are going to bee happy today!
This encouraging card only gets better with a fabulous Rumple Ribbon embellishment!

Thanks for stopping by the hive today.
Be sure to make a stop at the LBC store...tons of fun goodies you will want to
hole up in your crafty honey comb!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mama's Mesh Monday w/ Stephanie, Kathy & Katie ♥

Happy Mama's Mesh Monday, Every-Buggy!!!
It's getting closer to the Big Day!!!
Only 9 more to go!
Woot woot!
So sit back and enjoy what
Stephanie & Kathy have to share with you today!!!
Hi buggy friends! Welcome to another Monday!
Are you all ready for the big day?! Only 9 days to go!!!
I am busy trying to get it all done & today I have the latest tag I made to share using Mama's Mesh:
This lovely dark green mesh is from the Merry Mesh collection.
You can read more about this tag on my blog.
Thanks for letting me share! Have a fabulous Monday!
Happy Monday Crafty Friends!
It's Kathy, from Kathy and Kids, to share with you a Valentine's Day card.  You could also use this card for an Anniversary or even as a 'Just Because' card.
I got out my Valentine's papers and started working on the next Holiday for crafting.  I combined some Valentine's paper and stamps with Mama's Mesh in "Princess Party Pink"

Thanks for stopping by!
Another Mama's Mesh project!  I used the DCWV Garden Tea Party paper line to make a mini for the tea party I had from a few other posts.
I love how the mesh adds real texture but not bulk for those who aren't crafters.
Take a peek at the video for more details

Sunday, December 15, 2013

We've Got A Secret - Santa Arrived Early!!

Hello Crafties!  
LoveBug Creations Creative Team decided to share some well-deserved love with our teammates so we have a post today as a Secret Santa Surprise.  Each participating member was to create something for the holidays and include a special something for the recipient, but we can't tell who the lucky gal is just here's what we created.

Mama LoveBug fashioned this..............the gal who gets this is extra-special in every thing she does.......hmm I wonder who she is?  I'll give one hint - she's a super crafter with lots of great ideas and a heart as big as the sun!

*2 12 x 12 Echo Park patterned papers cut in a criss-cross horizontal style (enough to make another card as well)
*Sentiment from my stamp stash
*Snowman punch
*Sherri Baldy Bestie sitting on fence - gel pen and watercolor pencils
*Jaded Blossom tag die
*LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon
Oh how fun this is!! I can't wait to see what the others made!!! I bet I'll be hoping each and every one of them is my Secret Santa!!!!
For my lucky lady I made a LapBook
using the tutorial from Kathy Orta!!
This is so much fun to make!
(don't tell but I totally screwed up several times and added my own Kimi style to it!)
But I do adore the finished effect...
so much so that I don't want to part with it...
I will! ;)
Here's a photo of the cover! LOTS of Lovebug Creations Simply Red Rumple Ribbon, pearls, Jaded Blossom "Gingerbread Wishes" and I believe Basic Grey papers!
and here's the video!!
Sorry it was late night and I was rushing a bit!

But it still shows all the cool interactive features of this!!!
Hope you've enjoyed!!
Don't forget to visit the other ladies to see their projects too!!!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jolly Old St Nick Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jolly Old St Nick Blog Hop!!

If you hopped over from Theressa you're on the right path, but if you want to start with our blog hostess, swing over to blog hostess Connie for the beginning of the Holly Old St Nick Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Helpers who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We have some awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


So what do you need to do to win?  Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Monday at Connie Can Crop. Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
Down the Chimney we go!!

The theme for this event is anything St Nick, so with that in mind I designed a card for Christmas using one of my favorite styles - the criss-cross card.  This style can be created in the horizontal or vertical - mine is vertical.  This forms a pocket for an insert which I really like so I can write my own message on the back of the insert.

*2 different Christmas papers - one patterned and one plain
*Image from Trina Clark's store - fussy cut and accented with gel pens
*Twine for the top and along the belly band
*Sentiment and stamped tree from my stamp stash
*Jaded Blossom tag die
*LoveBug Creations Christmas Grunge collection of Rumple Ribbon

1. Connie - 
5. Julie (Cricut Chick)-
6. Theressa (TSQ) -

If you're still reading, here for added mirth is my Merry Christmas Moose - she's soooooo cute and I really enjoyed fussy cutting her and adding an LBC Rumple Ribbon bow and a festive Cameo-cut flower!!

Now I'll send you on to Nadja to see what she made.............cyberJolly Old St Nick..........Mama LoveBug

Friday, December 13, 2013

Dawn Rene, Dorcas & Stacey ♥

(Happy??) Friday the 13th!!!
Dawn Rene, Docas & Stacey are sharing some
down-right gorgeous-ness with you today!!!
Yes! Another Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp - I can't help myself :-) I took a break from the holiday projects. This doll tag is decorated with three different kinds of Lovebug Creations products - Rumpled Ribbon, Mama's Mesh, and Simply Sheer. The rumpled ribbon is Sunflower. They are discontinuing this color - so stop by the store and stock up!
Doll Friendship Tag - Designs By Dawn Rene

Stamps: Prima Marketing - Julie Nutting Doll "Ruffled Doll", Rubbernecker - Layered Flowers
Paper: Fancy Pants Designs - Park Bench, Julie Nutting Tag Pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Embellishments: Fibers, Eyelet
It's Christmas Time!

What a fabulous time to make awesome little treats for kids and non-kids alike.

I used Merry Mesh for this sweet mini coffee cup treat holder.  Be sure to check out my blog for more details.

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

I decided to make a little lantern to put on my kitchen bar:

I have a little battery operated tealight candle inside that lights it up in the evening. 

For my project, I used some of white that comes in the 

You can read more about my project on my blog

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day! 


Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Guest Designer: Kristi ♥

Hello everyone!!!
Today we have a special treat for you!!!
Meet our December Guest Designer...
And WOW is her first project just too darn cute!!!!
Hello lovebuggies! Kristi here from Little Paper Sprinkles, I am super duper excited to be Guest Designing this month for Lovebug Creations. I LOVEEEE their ribbon so much, but what I love the most is the wonderful girlies who run this company! They are Amazing! :) Thank you Kimi and Pam for letting me join you this month! ♥

For today's project I had to get all Christmas craftified! LOL I have been wanting to try these adorbs so I got to it, it has been hard not to share these little buggers, now I get too!

For this project I used Simply Sheer WINTER WISHES

for more details visit my blog Little Paper Sprinkles

Thanks for looking, hope you have a craftastical day :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Connie and Dawn Mercedes ♥

Happy Wednesday!!!
Connie and Dawn Mercedes are taking over the blog today
and sharing some amazing projects!!!
Check em out and leave em some love!!!

Hello fellow lovebugs!!
Connie Can Crop here with a project to share featuring Rumple Ribbon!!
 Lately I have become addicted to Kiwi Lane Design Templates. I have quite a few of them and I just could not figure out what to do with them or how to store them.
So after much trial and error and some serious thought I came up with this!!!
And I used 4 different colors of Rumple Ribbon too!! Yummy!!! 

Wanna know what this contraption is? LOL! You gotta come read more about it on my blog!!
Please stop by my blog to read more details and see more pics of this and other projects using LBC products. Become my follower, join in my monthly challenges or just come hang out at
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!

This card is sure to tickle your funny bone.

The frilly Panther Pink Rumple Ribbon bow from Lovebug Creations is sure to get you sashaying 
to the music in your on your phone.  
Either way, sashay your way to the LBC store site to order your favorite colors now! 

There is always a dance party going on over at my blog:

Monday, December 9, 2013

The LBC Team is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

Happy Monday!!!
The LBC Team is back from a nice little break and
Stephanie, Kathy, Christine, and Katie
have loads of inspiration for you today!!!
Hi Lovebug friends! Long time, no see-hee hee!!
It's Monday again, which means I have a Mama's Mesh project to share.
If you can believe it, I have another nephew who has a birthday on Thursday! The joys of having a large family!! So I made him this card:
  I used Mama's Mesh in light yellow from the Hallo-Mesh collection.
You can read more about this card on my blog.
Have a fabulous day!!
Happy Monday Crafty Friends!
Kathy, from Kathy and Kids, to share with you a cute card I made using some Mama's Mesh.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday, Lovebugs!

For this weeks project I'd like to share a vintage inspired ornament that I made for a special event that I went to this weekend. Please come over the the Scarlet Calliope blog to learn more about it!

Howdy!!  Working on holiday gifts??? Me, too!!
One person in my family asked for a handmade gift - I got this!
Same person, had a facebook rant a few weeks ago about the cost of greeting cards!!!
Only one choice... A set of hand made cards, more to come later but here are two with Mama's Mesh.
I can't get enough of this stuff.  The texture and look is so unlike anything in the crafting world, I use it all the time!

Stop by the blog if you would like more details.