Archive for April 20th, 2007

Invasion of the Bitzy Bugz!!!

Apr 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

I’ve been bit by the bitzy bugs! LOL!

I just got these  ADORABLE Bitzy Bugz in the mail 2 days ago. Christine from C.C. Designs created them. Aren’t they ALL so cute??? I even have the shadow stamps and sentiments , which I am LOVIN!!!!

SO thats the “buzzzz” on some of what I’ve been up to. I’ve been working hard to create a sample with each bug (11 total)that Christine is selling. They are so super cute! You will notice that 2 are missing! One is being used for my Saturday sketch tomorrow, and another is too “dirty” to post here (hint hint).  Don’t worry you’ll see it eventually (another hint).

So here we go…..

Home Run!


This was the very first card I did using the Play Ball bug. Since Noah is starting T-Ball I’m stuck on baseball stuff. For some reason I only thing these colors when I think baseball cards.

Anyone have any other color selections to “throw” at me? I’m open!

Don’t want to always use blue/red, KWIM?

I bought the baseball bkgd and sports chatter stamps (which for the life of me I cannot find there anymore, maybe sold out??) at Cornish Heritage Farms. I love all the sentiments it has. So that was a good starting point!

I absolutely love doing boy/masculine cards lately. I NEVER make them, so I am finding that increasing my selection, and challenging myself has been alot of fun! Speaking of fun, how do you like my baseball! I made it by my big girl self! LOL! It was really easy.

Here is what I did. A “quickie” tutorial (he!he!)


I cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock using my coluzzle.

Using the then open image, I put 1/2 on the baseball. Used my journal tip of my marker, to trace the perfect “stitch line”.

Pretty cool huh?


 Stamps by C.C. Designs Play Ball bug, shadow stamp Stamps by Cornish heritage farms-baseball bkgd, sports chatter

Ink by SU! Brown Stazon, chocolate chip, craft white, real red, brocade blue

cardstock by SU!-whisper white, close to cocoa, real red, brocade blue

accessories-coluzzle, tim holtz distress ink, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, sponge





This is a case of a rub-on gone bad! LOL! I really hate those freakin things. My Basic Grey rub-on’s “somehow” rubbed off while in the package! As you can see-“genuine” is missing the “e” and there are a few “other” mishaps that I won’t mention. Think of it as like a Where’s Waldo? Find the missing pieces of rub on! I tried to salvage what I could but was really ticked off.

Anyway, this is the Mud Pie bug. I literally took my ink pad and just went wild! I though it was cute. Looks like my kids on a bad day breaking into our fridge. I’m sure many of you mom’s can relate!

Supplies-Stamps-Mudd Pie bug by C.C. designs, SU! just so sayings (I think)

cardstock by SU-cool Caribbean, whisper white, choc. chip, certain celery

Holy Cow Rub ons by  Basic grey, hardware by JoAnn’s craft essentials, brads by SU!, ribbon by AC, tab punch by SU!, prisma color pencils, gamsol




Well I found a quick way to use up some bling that been collecting dust! I thought it was like “found treasure”, hence the name. Piled on some glue, and poured them on.

Another card I have “color” issues with. To me pirates are red, and black or chocolate! I can’t NOT use red!

I had this “map” paper from a DCWV Fall stack, so this was the perfect time to rip it up! LOL!

And thats what I did. Ripped up, crumbled, smoothed, DTP, and stuck it down. Cute boy card. I think this will go to Shane. As will the other boy cards.

Supplies Ahoy Matey bug and shadow by C.C. Designs, Ahoy Matey set by SU! cardstock by SU whisper white, real red, choc. chip

 ink-Tim Holtz distress ink, stazon

accessories-bling from AmyR, map paper by DCWV fall stack, prisma color pencils, gamsol, circle punches, and color spritzer


SEI Hugs & Bugz


What can I say, I LOVE SEI paper. I have had this one for over a year now! Had to use it. I think its the groovy collection-but not positive.

I love the Love Bugz. I had this sentiment from CTMH, and thought it was PERFECT- “A Hug is like a boomerang, you get it back right away” The set is called The gift of love.

The other card uses the Cutie Patootie bug. And she is cute! The shadows, and Thank you is also by C.C. designs. All images colored with prismacolor pencils, and gamsol.


Splash of get well wishes


When you are sick sometimes you just need a nice bubble bath! That was my though here! I love the bubbles. This bug has so many cute possibilites! Its like my favorite one.

All the stuff here (tubby time bug, shadow stamp, scalloped circle, cuttlebug spots & dots, icicle stickles) was from All That Scraps.

Ribbon is American Crafts, the tag is from JoAnn craft essentials, and the bling brad is by MM. Spritzed some color, and added a sentiment by curvy verses. Colored the bug with prisma color pencils, and gamsol.

Here comes the Bride-


Isn’t she just so sweet? Bling Bride is her name!

I cut out her veil with a hobby blade, and placed some white organdy ribbon behind it, so it was like a real one! The jewels on her headpiece are by Heidi swapp. As is the bling on the ring. I had the wedding bkgd sentiment and thought it was perfect! NO CLUE who makes it. This is for my SIL-she just sent her save-the date announcements.

The flower is by Bazzill, and the 2 toned ribbon is by May Arts.

Also used heart blocks cuttlebug folder. Colored in with my prisma color pencils & gamsol.


Oh! mama-


What a cute baby buggy bump. Remember that tongue twister game-rubber baby buggy bumpers! That all I kept saying as I made this one. I love the colors. Chatterbox paper is a big time favorite of mine. I love these colors for these bugs. I generally don’t use much orange, but this was perfect! I have alot of pregger friends. Thank God Jason is fixed! I’m trying to lose my baby bump from having  kids, don’t need anymore! LOL!

Follow you dreams…..


How many girls dream of becoming a ballerina when they are little! I love these colors, and had to use them for my Ballerina Bug. Purple is SOOOOO me! Love it, but dont use it much for card making. So here is my purple challenge to myself. Stickles adorn her TuTu.

Thanks for viewing all my buggy creations.

Check in tomorrow for my Saturday Sketch, and another bugz sample!

We have a winner!

Apr 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests, Mytime Mail

I have SO much fun reading about each of you! My response to you all is not only thanks for checking in, and playing but GET THE CUTTLEBUG and GET THE BIND IT ALL!  These are must haves people! MUST HAVES!

This weeks random winner for MYTIME MAIL  is #28! Cheryl K! Please email me your address So I can get this  mail off to you tomorrow!

Here is what Cheryl wrote.

Hi Lauren –

1) I’ve been stamping for seven years, but not sure I remember a time before stamping! Ha!

2) I remember my first set was from Stampin’ Up!, and it had lots of pieces, not sure of the name.

3) Favorite technique? That is hard. I love embossing, but there are so many to pick from.

4) All the punches, I want them all, and I really try to add one to each order, but it so tempting to order them all, if only DH would let me!

5) My embossing gun and my Crafter’s Tool Kit.

Check in frequently cause there will be more MYTIME MAIL before you know it! LOL!

Ill be posting some eye candy as soon as I take a shower!

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