The Busy Bug

November 29, 2010

Busy Bug Babble...Christmas Blog Hop!

Hello Crafters,  I was asked by Jen over at to be a part of her Blog Hop on December 1st.  I will have blog candy to give away during the hop.  So make sure you stop by on December 1st,  leave a comment and  subscribe to my blog (if you haven't done so already).  See you Wednesday!  Bug Hugs!

November 25, 2010


Hello everyone....I just wanted to let you all know what I am thankful for this
 Thanksgiving Day!
I am so thankful for all of my faithful subscribers and followers 
who shower me with such wonderful and encouraging comments.
  I am so thankful to share my knowledge and love of this craft
 with you all!  I absolutely enjoy visiting each and
 every one of your blogs to see your crafts and to 
be inspired and challenged!!   
Have a fabulous 
 Gobble Gobble!! 
Thanks for stopping by!

November 24, 2010

Busy Bug Babble - Black Friday 2010!

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to share some info about some Black Friday deals I saw over at  I don't usually shop on Black Friday, but I think I will brave the crowds and check out Michaels, Roberts and Jo-Aann's for some scrapbooking deals.  You can print these coupons numerous times and use them at any of these stores, they accept competitors coupons! 
Here are some online sales you don't want to miss!
Lindy Stamp Gang is having it's biggest sale of the year. Everything is 30% off starting11/26 and ending 11/28. Use Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY. Great time to try out or stock up on your favorite sprays, stains, and mica's.....

Generations Crafting...Spend a minimum of $25 and get the Bo Bunny - Sticker Grab Bag for only $1! Spend a minimum of $50 and get the Bo Bunny - Paper and Embellishment Grab Bag for only $5! Want them both? Sure! Just spend $50 minimum and get both for only $6! Here's how:

To get the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag for only $1 on Black Friday: Load up you r cart with a minimum of $25 worth of goodies, add the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI1 during checkout!

To get the Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag for only $5 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $50 worth of goodies, add the Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI5 during checkout!

To get the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag AND the Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag for only $6 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $50 worth of goodies, add BOTH Grab Bags to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI6 during checkout!






Have a Fabulous Thanksgiving!
Happy Shopping!

Project #44 - Pumpkin Bread Boxed Gifts

Hello crafters.  It's been a while since my last post.  I have been so busy getting ready for Thanksgiving.  I made this Pumpkin Bread and it is to die for!  I never liked any kind of pumpkin pastry but my kids had me try their pumpkin bread from Mimi's Cafe and I was hooked!!  I tried this recipe and it was so delicious!  Here is the recipe:
 Homemade Pumpkin Bread
one 15 ounce can of canned pumpkin
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (not self-rising flour)
2 tsp. baking soda
3 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 cup raisons (also optional)
2/3 cup water

Glaze :

½ cup powdered sugar
sifted  dash of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon butter, melted
½ to 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, whipped

Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and sugar (or Splenda).
Add the eggs, water, oil and pumpkin.  Stir until blended.
If desired, add the raisons and/or nuts. Mix well, either by hand or with a mixer.
Pour into two lightly greased and floured 9x5" loaf pans.
Bake approximately 1 hour at 350 F (175 C). The test for doneness is the knife test: when a clean knife can be stuck in and removed cleanly.
Remove from the oven and cool slightly (10 minutes).
Then take out of pans to let cool on a rack.
Combine all Glaze ingredients in small bowl and drizzle over cooled bread.
Like banana bread, pumpkin bread tastes better if you wrap it in plastic wrap (Saran wrap, cling film), refrigerate it and wait until the following day to eat it. It keeps well in the refrigerator and can be frozen.
Makes 2 loaves.

I decided to make a couple loaves for the kids teachers @ school and for my Visiting Teachers from church.  They loved them.  I created a box to wrap them in. Here is the video:

Bug Hugs!

November 22, 2010

Busy Bug Babble - Stylish Blogger Award!

I got this award from a dear blogger friend, Jen.  Thanks Jen, for this special award!  You ROCK!   Check out all of her awesome creations over at  -  Thanks for your thoughtfulness!  Bug Hugs!

November 19, 2010

Project #43 - "You're the Cat's Meow"

Hello crafters, Robyn over at
 (love her work!)
Her challenge is to make something using your "Imagine"!  
The winner will receive a FREE Cart 
of their choice donated by 
Custom Crops!!!  
 Ohhh, I hope I win! 
I haven't used my Imagine for a while 
because I have been waiting for some supplies in the mail. 
Here is the card I entered in her challenge!

For my kitty's little pink glitter sweater
 I actually started out with WHITE glitter paper in the Imagine,
 not knowing what would happen. 
The Imagine actually colored the white glitter paper PINK!
  So you can make colored glitter paper from white glitter paper
 in the Imagine! IMAGINE THAT! 
Just one more thing about the Imagine that makes you go
 I  picked up the I-Rock yesterday 
from Roberts Craft 
and used it for the blue crystals
 on the title, 
nifty little tool!
Thanks for stopping by my blog....
Hope you have a wonderful Friday!
See ya soon!
Bug Hugs!

November 17, 2010

Project #42 - My MAC "HAD AN ATTACK!" :-)

Hello Crafters,  
 I decided to attack my Mac today.  It needed a little dressing up!  
So guess what I did!  Hehehe....time for some vinyl fun!  
I used the Cricut Cartridges 
Home Accent & Home Decor ( I love those carts)
 My Gypsy, of course. 
Isn't she just devine!
Hope you like my new, MAC-ATTACK!!, 
Bug Hugs!

 Designed on the Gypsy

More Gypsy...

The front,

The inside, 

 And the Back.  Have a great day!

November 15, 2010

Project #41 - Me & My Turkeys-Car Vinyl Project

Hello Crafters.
 I wanted to put something on my car
 that had to do with the fall season.
 I decide to include my family in this cute Car Decal! 
For this project I used
My Gypsy
Stretch your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
A Car window ;-)

I washed the car window with alcohol
 to get all the dirt, grease and grime off.
  It also helps the vinyl to stick better!

 I used the Cricut squeegee tool
 to make sure the vinyl lays flat.

 & here are Me & My Turkeys!  Bug Hugs!

Project #40 - Give Thanks. Peachy Keen Challenge

Hello crafters.  I just joined the Peachy Keen Challenge! 
 Head on over to 
& join the fun!!
This is what you have to do, 
then you can win 
$25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Peachy Keen Stamps! 

  • Create a project using your Peachy Keen Stamp Faces
  • Your project should include polka dots AND
  • Your project should include "White" as a main focal color
  • Enter your project in Mr. Linky BEFORE 11/19
So here's mine!  Bug Hugs!

November 14, 2010

Project #39 - Get Whale Soon.

Hello Crafters,
 I have wanted to feature this whale from
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
 in a project.  
I think she is the cutes whale ever! 
Bug Hugs!

November 13, 2010

Project #38 - SnowFlake Card :-)

Hello felt like we were going to get snow today,
 so I decided to do a snowflake card. 
 I won't call it a Christmas Cards,
 since it's not even Thanksgiving yet!  
Bug Hugs!

November 11, 2010

Busy Bug Babble - My Vinyl Haul!

Hello crafters.  I just received my order from and thought I would post my haul.  When I order from Sign Warehouse, I always order the 24 x 10. That's 24inch for the width and 10 yards, length.  You can also get 50 yard rolls.  I always ask them to cut the roll in half.  So I end up with two rolls of each color, that's 12inch x 10ft and ready for me to cut on my Cricket!  Here are a few pictures of my Haul!

THEY HAVE THE BEST VINYL..(I don't work for them..I just order from them)

 This is the cut roll.  It was 24 x 10.  After the cut it's now 2 sets of 12inch x 10ft rolls.

The colors are: starting from top left,
Azure Blue, Red, Soft Pink, Lavender, Violet
White, Dark Green, Lime Tree Green, Pink, Black & Silver Grey Metallic 

This is how thick each roll is! 
I must say, I am all set with vinyl for a while :-)
Keep watching my blog  for some cool vinyl projects to come!
Bug Hugs!

Busy Bug Babble... I finally did it! Ribbon Organizer.

Oh my, I finally did it.  I broke down and got the ribbon organizer from  I have wanted to organize my ribbons for so long now.  I've seen this system before and have wanted it for a while now.  Didn't know anything about it until I saw this post on the Cricut Community site.  (scrapbook rooms) "My Little Yellow Dungeon".
Her blog is  Check out her ribbon organization.  It's the "BOMB"!

Guess what I will be organizing next!!  Hehe....

This is my ribbon storage NOW!!

FAIL!  "As my son would say!
I'll post the after pictures when I receive and organize my ribbons!
Until then...Bug Hugs.