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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Simple Blessings!

Happy Halloween!

Hi~ya All!

Happy Halloween to everyone that celebrates. Just a quick post today, to share a simple "quick card" I made. This card uses SU designer paper, cardstock, and ink. The stamp is from Just Rite, and I used my oval nesties. Embellishments are from my stash. Have a great weekend!

"Um Buggin"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blog Candy!~~/Sympathy Card!!

Happy Wed.!

Hi~ya All!

Did you miss me? I know you did, lol. I was having one of those migraine days over the weekend, and to add injury to insult, a toothache. I broke off one of my teeth, and the nerve was exposed. "Ouch", and I didn't have to be eating or talking for it to decide to start aching. Anyway, I'm doing much better now.
If you hadn't noticed, I almost have 100 followers on my blog. Now for me that is quite an accomplishment. I'm not one of those bloggers who have a lot of followers, but I can say that I really cherish all the ones I do have. So in honor of me reaching 100 by Halloween, I will be offering some blog candy. Not sure what it will be, so you will have to check back on Saturday. And while I'm on the subject of blog candy, a big shout out to my friend Carole Beath, "thank you Carole", I received my prize on Monday.

Since I have been MIA, I thought I would post this card I finally finished, It is an easel card, but done with my new Just Rite stamps I got from Glenda. This is an oval set, but I used the sentiment and cut it out with my nesties. Gotta go and check on my daycare kids, they keep you busy. Catcha later!

"Um Buggin"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Good Friday??~~

Yes It Is!!

Happy Friday to all out there in cyber-space!

It is a gorgeous day here in sunny CA., I'm loving this fall weather, and believe it or not, it reminds me of an "Indian Summer." I was outside in my backyard and snapped this photo of one of my rose bushes. Since I did'nt have a card ready for today, I thought I would share this photo. Also I have to say a big thank you to my friend Carole Beath. I won her blog candy for her reaching 30,000 hits on her blog, Paper Arts. She is a fabulous designer and so talented in many different crafts. I won her Disney sweatshirt with my favorite characters, Mickey & Minnie Mouse.

Also be sure to go and check out my other blog "Um Buggins Cricut Cuts & Stamps", I have a lovely autumn card there for your viewing. Have a great weekend!

"Um Buggin"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Praying...You'll soon~~~~!!!

Happy Wed.!

Good Evening All,

I hope you are having a great "hump day", the weather here is just gorgeous. I am just loving this time of the year. It gets me into the creative mood for the upcoming holidays. I wanted to share with you today, this awesome get well card I created last night. It seems everyone is on a new faze with this particular design. Before it was the "Joy fold," and now it is the "Easel." Well I can say I had fun making this one, I got to play with some of my new toys, nesties, stamps that I got last month from Glenda's Creative Place. She is the "bomb", getting us all these goodies for the holidays. I have lots more to show you in the next few weeks, some awesome Christmas dies and stamps. I'm breaking them out slowly....lol, I have so many, I don't know what to play with next. You gotta go check Glenda out for the latest items, including those cute "Just Rite Stamps." Now back to my card, I needed to make some get well cards for my Etsy store, so I created this one. I love to do cards with this set of stamps. The main cardstock, DS paper, and ink are from Stampin'Up! It is no longer available, but I still just love the soft colors of it. I added a thin line of glitter to the background paper, giving it a wintery theme. It is called, "A Walk in the Park". It reminds me of strolling thru the park, when the snow is just starting to fall. LOL, we don't have snow here in Tracy, but I can dream can't I? The white textured cardstock is Bazzill. The pearls and ribbons are from my stash, and I added my own little personal touches. Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to leave me a comment. Be sure to check back again soon, as I am feeling more and more creative. Catcha later!

"Um Buggin"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot-DT/Halloween~ Spooky Treats!

Happy Tues.!

Hi~ya All!

Today I wanted to share with you these cute little sour cream containers. This weeks challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot is to create a container for those little "goblins and ghost." Mine is called "Spooky Treats",and these are fun and very easy to make, using designer paper or cardstock. Hint; If you are using cardstock, try to use a medium weight. This makes them more flexible if you are doing any embossing with the cuttlebug. The design paper I used is by K& Co., and is a good weight. You will need a paper crimper if you want the finished look. They can be filled with an assortment of items, candy, nuts, ect.., and you 4 out of one piece of 8½ x 11 cardstock or design paper. There are a lot of tutorials on the web for creating these. Why not come and play along with us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot, there is another fabulous prize. If you have any question, feel free to contact me. Have a great day!

"Um Buggin"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

67 Days Until Christmas~Snow Foolin'~!!

Happy Sun.!

Hi~ya Everyone!

A good evening to all of you, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can you believe there are only 67 more days before Christmas? This year is really passing quickly. It must be an age thing,.. once you pass the big 50, time seems to fly. I was playing around a couple of weeks ago with some images from Peggy Loves Vintage, when I came across this one. I thought this duck was soo cute. I decided to make a card, and printed the image out of 4x6 size photo paper. I actually had not plan on making a card this size, 6x6 but I didn't want to waste the paper. I put this one together really quickly, adding a few little embellishments here and there. The ones I'm creating for Christmas will be a regular A-2 size or a 5x7. I just wanted to share with you some of the awesome designs on this CD. If you have a chance, be sure to check out Peggy's Cd's and downloads on her Etsy store, especially for those super quick and easy cards. That's all for tonight folks! Catcha later!

"Um Buggin"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bit of A Change~ For Me~The Cutting Cafe' !!

Happy Fri.

Hi`Ya Everyone!

I hope you are ready for another fantastic weekend. I'm so lovin' this fall weather, my PG&E company might not agree though. This means lower bills for me. It was a beautiful autumn day today, gorgeous! I finished up this card I started last week, while on the phone with my friend Donna M., I was telling her that I had never used the Tim Holtz alcohol inks before. I was so impressed with the card she made, I just had to try it. I actually created the leaves last week, but did'nt have time to put the card together. You know when you visualize what you want it to look like, well I was not feelin' it last week. Today I was determined to complete this card if it killed me, and I did, lol. I used acetate for my leaves, along with a pearlescent paint mixture, gold metallic paint, and the alcohol inks. I made sure to go outside, when mixing these chemicals together. After they dried, I cut them out with my Cuttlebug die cut, and cut out different colors of card stock for the backing. I used my scor-pal for the diagonal lines, and my mega curvy rectangles along with L-8 nesties. Everything is popped for the 3-D look. The sentiment is heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and the "autumn blessing" sentiment is from The Autumn Set at Regina's The Cutting Cafe. If you have'nt checked out The Cutting Cafe lately, you're in for a fabulous surprise. Regina has created some awesome printable stamps for the up-coming holidays. She really put a lot of work into these adorable sets. You just gotta go and check out all this girls talent. I just love them all, and I can't wait to use some of those adorable Christmas ones. I changed the color to match my stamped sentiment, and cut it out with oval nesties. The fancy corners are a Cuttlebug die. I added some gold adhesive pearls and ribbons, and that is about it. I really enjoyed making this card, it was definitely a change for me. I needed that! Now I must get back to using my lonely Cricut E, and finish up some of these cards I've started.... Catcha soon!

"Um Buggin"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back to The Spookies!!!

Happy Wed.!!

Hi~ya All!

Happy Hump day to you all. Well for those of us who have the weekend off anyway.
I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. In another couple of weeks, it will be Halloween,and soon after Christmas. I was just watching my Xmas calender and there are only 71 more days until Christmas. Can you believe it??

This is another card I made for the "spook day", I told my buddy Donna that I wasn't going to make any, but you know I couldn't resist. This little card uses my pumpkins nesties, MS spider border and corner punch, and my Just-rite Halloween stamps. Since I have these I might as well use them right? LOL, I also used an adorable little silk ghost that I cut from my ribbon. I added some faux rhinestone, and a bat die cut that I perched on pencil wound wire. The inside sentiment was computer generated, and that about does it. Anything else is from my stash. I don't know why I bother to list all of the details, when I receive a lot of views, and hardly any comments. How hard is it say something about it? Leaving comments makes me want to continue to share with you.
Catcha soon!

"Um Buggin,"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cuttlebug Spot DT/~"Shades Of Pink" For A Friend!

Hi All!

This is a very quick post tonight. This is my DT card for The Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week we were to use monochromatic colors. I chose the "Shades of Pink." Now I know we just did a card to honor Breast Cancer Awareness, which we are celebrating this month, but this card has a very special meaning to me. If you are interested in finding out what it is, then check out my other blog.

Um Buggin's Cricut Cuts & Stamps

That is all for tonight folks!

"Um Buggin"

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday~Dustin Pikes Image!

Happy sun!

Hi~ya Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous Sunday, and are being creative. I am trying to get back into the creative mood. I have for you today a little card I created using one of Dustin Pikes images. I just love his "doodle dragons", as he calls them. This is one of the freebies he has on his blog. I actually purchase his bundle a while back, and when I'm not in that mood, I pick out a few and color them with my Copics. This one he has two versions, one is already colored for you, and the other is a b/w image. He is now starting to do svg. files, woo-hoo! You will be able to use SCAL to cut them out. I gave up my SCAL, but I'm ready to get it back, since they have got some of the bugs out. Anyway, back to my card, I actually made two of these, one for my nephew who turned 11 yesterday, and is into dragons, the other will be for sale on my Etsy store. I printed the image, and hand cut it out, using my craft knife and snips. Then I popped it together using dimensionals for a 3-D effect. I used my nesties, rectangle and circles, MS punch, SU stamps, DS paper, and embys from my stash. I made the envelobox with my UCC, which are available thru Glenda. Well that is it for today, be sure to check in tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

"Um Buggin"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Feeling much Better! I've Been Creating!

Happy Fri. Night!

Hi~ya All!

Just a quick post tonight to let everyone know I'm feeling much better, and I made a few items. I finally completed this little halloween topper card, and made a little triangle treat box. I just had to try it after seeing Dee-Dee's adorable ones. The info is on Splitcoast Stampers site. Not up for listing all the details tonight, maybe tomorrow. Catcha soon!

"Um Buggin"

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pretty N' Pink~Cuttlebug Spot DT/ Card!~BCA Month!

Happy Mon!

Hi~ya All!

This year sure is flying by fast. It is the first Monday of October, and time for another Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week our awesome team created some fabulous designs honoring Breast Cancer Awareness, which is celebrate this month. It is to honor all the courageous women who are fighting, or have fought this battle. Lets not forget about the ones who have left us, but are still in our thoughts and prayers. My card is quite simple, being I almost skipped this challenge because I am still battling a sinus infection. I hope you will check out all the teams gorgeous creations, and if you have the time, come and play along. A really quick post tonight, and be sure to leave a comment, it sure would help to brighten up my day.
Catcha later!

Hugz, xx

"Um Buggin"

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