Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oh Happy Day

Hey y'all! Hope your day is starting out as a happy one. Mine would be if I could get rid of these allergies!!
UGH! They are bad this year. We are all popping Claritin & hoping for rain around here!
But I won't complain too much because the dreaded winter is behind us & I love Spring!
That leads me into today's Lovebug Creations' project. I made this simple card using Mama's Mesh in white and the gorgeous "Purple-Dise" rumple ribbon from the On the Edge collection.
I just love the white ribbon with a touch of purple on the edge. It is so fresh and pleasing to the eye. And the mesh gives it some added texture, which this card needed because of it's simplicity.
The tag and "springtime" paper are from We R Memory Keepers.
  Be sure to check out all the fabulous products in the store and head over the Lovebug blog to see more inspiration from the wonderful ladies on the creative team!!

Stay scrappy!
~Stephanie

Monday, April 21, 2014

PL with SOUS

Hey y'all & happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter (if you celebrate). Ours was great! We hosted the family dinner here this year. The weather was beautiful & we all had a nice time. I will say though that I am glad it's over! It's a lot of work & now that it's done, I can relax & enjoy doing what I want, instead of what I need to do!  
 
I created the following layout for Stuck On U Sketches' current PL challenge, which is to use a stamp.
I used one of my favorite stamps, the bubble wrap stamp at the top of my page. I also used the banner stamp on the side of my "family" card.
All cards, along with the egg stickers, are from We R Memory Keepers. The wood veneers are from Studio Calico. This photo is of the kids & their cousins & friends getting ready for the egg hunt on Easter of 2010. 
( I am just a little bit behind!) 

If you get the chance to play along with this challenge (which we really hope you do), be sure to link up here . Every time you play along with one of the monthly challenges at SOUS, you will be entered to win a prize. This month's sponsor is 
     
They have generously offered up a $30 gift certificate to the store!! Awesome! 

Thanks for stopping by. 
See ya' soon, 
~Stephanie 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring & Easter Theme Pack

Hey y'all!
I recently received this gorgeous Spring/Easter theme pack from The Memory Nest  to create with
 
This product pack is jam packed with papers and embellishments at an amazing value.   TMN is clearing out the old to bring in the new. If you have Easter pics to scrap or fun spring ones, this may be the deal for you!!! I am having a blast creating with this kit!! 
Here are 2 layouts and a card that I have already made. (When Spring Break & Easter are behind us, I plan on creating a lot more!!)
  Everything here is from We R Memory Keepers & is from the kit, with the exception of the alphas (Thickers) & the flair (Recollections). I love how easy it was to put this layout together!
Here are some detail shots:



And here is the second layout: 

I am in love with this pink woodgrain paper from Jillibean soup! The rest of the papers & embellies here are from We R Memory Keepers. (The alphas are from my stash & are by Fancy Pants.)

Here is the card I made for Ty for Easter 
It's simple enough for a 7 year old boy to appreciate! 

Be sure to check out this, and more, deals at The Memory Nest

Have a great day y'all! 
~Stephanie 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lucky Me

Hey y'all! I hope everyone is having a good week.
My kids are off for Spring Break so we are doing a lot to stay busy! We've visited the batting cages & had lunch with friends, had a doctor's appt, gone out for fro-yo, & more is planned for later in the week. Ty can't wait to see the movie Bears on Friday!
We are also busy cleaning her house & sprucing up the yard for Easter dinner with the fam at our house. But in the midst of the busyness, I did find time to complete this layout:

See the blue ribbon at the top? That is from the newest Lovebug Creations' collection, "Gardens of Tara". The color is "Blue Bells".  I have also used four of the yummy Beautiful Blooms. These clay flowers are awesome to work with! And they come in a variety of colors and three sizes. Here I used White, Hugs, Crushed & Jaded.

  
 The papers and other embellishments are from Crate paper's StoryBoard collection. The alphas I used are AC Thickers.

Thanks for stopping by y'all! Have a wonderful day!
~Stephanie

Friday, April 11, 2014

SOUS Design Team Call!

Hey y'all!
I want to share with you guys some exciting news-Stuck On U Sketches is having a design team call!! You will definitely want to get your applications in for this one. This is such a great, fun, relaxed team to be on I have loved getting to know Nanne & Leah & all the girls at SOUS!
You have until April 30 to send in your app. You can get all the deets here.
Make it a scrappy day!
~Stephanie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kimi's Birthday Blog Hop!


Welcome to KIMI’S SURPRISE BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!
We are super excited to share her special day with you! If you just so happened to arrive at my blog and would like to start at the beginning, which is also the birthday girl’s blog, please hop on over to www.lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com. I’m sure she would LOVE your birthday wishes. If you arrived at my blog from Connie, then you are on the right track.
If you get lost along the way, here is the complete line up.
Kimi has become a great friend over the past year and I am so excited to share in this birthday hop for her! Here is the card I made: 
The beautiful pink ribbon you see is from Lovebug Creations'  newest collection, "Southern Sass". It is called Dahlia. So very pretty!! 

Happy birthday Kimi!! I hope your day is as amazing & sweet as you are! Mwaaahhh!  
 
Thank you hopping with us. Your next stop is the talented Katie.
Take care,
~Stephanie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birthday Tag Featuring Lovebug Creations

Hey y'all!

I know I said earlier that this time of year was loaded with birthdays & celebrations, & I was not kidding! I love it, & just hope that you will enjoy me sharing all the cards & projects too!

Over the weekend we went to a friend's daughter's 2nd birthday. She was so sweet & precious. I remember the days when my kids were that small & innocent like they were just yesterday. But yet they also feel a world away. I see young parents & wonder how I ever got through. How in the world did I go grocery shopping with little ones?! As much as I may say I miss it, I am glad that part of life is behind me.

But alas, here is the tag that I made to adorn Quinn's birthday gift:

See that gorgeous ribbon on the top?! It's from the newest Lovebug Creations' collection-"Gardens of Tara". I used the phenomenal shade of Garden Green. These ribbons are so fresh & crisp. Just the perfect touch to every Spring project!
I also added a Beautiful Bloom in the center of my butterfly. The color is "Kisses".

I love the way this tag turned out. It is so dainty-just perfect for a sweet, little 2 year-old. 
The tag and alpha stickers are from Crate Paper's StyleBoard collection; the doily is Martha Stewart; the "2" is from AC Thickers. I also used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.                                                                      
Be sure to check out the Lovebug Creations' Blog for more inspiration from the CT gals!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Stephanie