The Busy Bug

December 31, 2010

Busy Bug Babble - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thanks for all your support and friendship 
throughout the past year and for being so fabulous and encouraging.  I hope you all have a fabulous 2011.  You are all so amazing!! 
This bright New Year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be 
My highest and my best! 


Project 61 - ROKIN' NEW YEAR'S BLOG HOP, Day 2!!

Welcome to day "2" of the Rokin' New Year's  Blog Hop and yes more Blog Candy....Here is a card I made to celebrate the New Year.  Have a wonderful day and be safe!

And now for the......
Yummy Blog Candy again!! 
I will be giving away another Cricut Cartridge!  
"Rock Princess"!!

All you have to do to win this cart is: Leave another comment for this post and tell me what your favorite Cricut Cartridge so far is.   
Check out the rest of my blog.  If you like what I have done so far, subscribe and follow me....I have some fun things in store for 2011 and I will announce a winner on January 7th, 2011 for both posts. Thank you for stopping by...your next stop is Norma over at

Here is the lineup of all the talented ladies in the Hop. 
Carol          ~
Celeste       ~
Court         ~
Dorcas      ~   4craftyangels    
Gloria       ~    
Jen             ~
Karen        ~ <---You are here
Norma      ~
Roma        ~
Jeanine     ~
Karey        ~

" Sorry, this giveaway is now closed(1/7/11)."

December 30, 2010


Welcome to the Rockin' New Year's Blog Hop, with some Yummy Blog Candy Giveaway!! If you have arrived here from Jen's Blog your'e in the right place.  If you want to start from the beginning of the Hop CLICK HERE.  There are some talented ladies here on the hop, so make sure you visit each one and leave a comment (we love to read them).  We usually toast the New Year with a nice chilled bottle of Sparkling Cider, since I don't drink alcohol.  I made a tag and a card for this bottle as a gift.  So "cheers" to you and your family and have a safe,  festive New Year!!

                                                                And now to the......
Yummy Blog Candy!! 
I will be giving away The Lovely Cricut Songbird Cartridge
....I love this cart
...the font is so beautiful!  
(This is just one of those carts you should have!)


All you have to do is:
Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite thing to do around the New Year!       *****EASY PEASY!***** Check out the rest of my blog.  If you like what I have done so far, subscribe and follow me....I have some fun things in store for 2011!
I will announce a winner on January 7th, 2011. Thank you for stopping by...your next stop is Norma over at

Here is the lineup of all the talented ladies in the Hop. 
Carol          ~
Celeste       ~
Court         ~
Dorcas      ~   4craftyangels    
Gloria       ~    
Jen             ~
Karen        ~ <---You are here
Norma      ~
Roma        ~
Saundra   ~
Jeanine     ~
Karey        ~

 Sorry, this giveaway is now closed(1/7/11)."

December 28, 2010

Busy Bug Babble - New Years Blog Hop

Don't forget to stop by here on Thursday, December 30th and 
Friday, December 31st for the
New Years Blog Hop!!  
Tell all your friends and fellow bloggers!   
Also, I will have some "yummy"
Blog Candy!!
to give away 
So don't forget to hop on by for a visit and for a 
chance to win some awesome prizes!  
See you on Thursday, December 30th!  
Bug Hugs!  

Busy Bug Babble - 5 Free Carts w/Gypsy Update Extended!

If you have a Gypsy and haven't registered it as yet,  you have until February 28, 2011 to do so and receive 5 Free Cartridge Downloads!  These cartridges are:
Bags, Tags, Boxes & More (use this all the time)
Indie Art
Printing Press

Bug Hugs!!

December 27, 2010


NEW ORK Who feels like Christmas was here and gone in a flash.....  I do  :-)  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to a fabulous New Year!!   New York is absolutely beautiful in the winter,  but COLD......  Lots to do.  Sledding, visiting family and friend, swimming and eating NEW YORK PIZZA!!!  It's the best!!!!.  Here are some pictures of our trip to New York.  I'll post some more soon.
Can you believe it, 16 inches of snow in 1 night....

The best Pizza....... 

My three water babies!!
Have a fabulous day.
Bug Hugs!

December 24, 2010

Project 59 - My Christmas Decorations...

I have been asked by some of my blog family ( you awesome followers of my blog) to post some pictures of my Christmas decorations!!  It's a little last minute, but here they are anyway....Enjoy.  Bug Hugs!

 Merry Christmas!

Project 58 - Happy Christmas Eve Last Minute Shopping Day!

Wow, I can't believe Christmas is tomorrow!!... Just wanted to share this card with you all and wish everyone a safe Christmas Eve Last Minute shopping Day :-)!!  If you're like me, i'll be out there trying to finish up my shopping too!  Bug Hugs!

December 23, 2010

Project 57 - Decorated Vinyled Garage Door

Ohhh my goodness....
I have been working on a Christmas project for the family and I totally spaced.  
I haven't been out of the house for days and I completely forgot to post this!  
I decorated my garage door again....
Here it is.....
Bug Hugs!

December 21, 2010

Project 56 - The Best Cookies in the World!

Oh my goodness,  you guys have got to try making these!!!  I found this recipe over  at Kerry's Blog.  They are the easiest cookies I have ever make, and the best tasting I have EVER tasted!!  I made them for my neighbors and friends!  Here is the recipe:
Praline Strip
1 cup real butter not margarine.
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 cup chopped Pecans.  I purchase the whole Pecans and chop the up myself.

1. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil.  Spread out Graham Crackers, splitting them into halves and/or quarters, to cover the entire sheet. 
2. Bring to boil: 1 cup butter & 1 cup brown sugar.  Once it reaches a boil, simmer for 2 minutes.

3. Add 1 cup chopped pecans and stir.
4. Remove from heat and pour mixture over the Graham Crackers. Spread evenly.
5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Mixture will start to spread out over the Graham Crackers in the heat.

Allow to cool completely, then break apart. 
 I lay them on a clean dish towel to get rid of some of the butter. 

All done.....Wrapped and ready to go!

December 19, 2010

Project 55 -Happy Holidays.....

Happy Monday.......Wow...4 more days left until Christmas.  Where did the time go?  Did everyone get their Christmas shopping done yet?  Not me... I'm hoping by tomorrow!  
I purchased some Copic Markers and here is my first attempt at coloring.  
What do you think?
Bug Hugs.

December 18, 2010


 17 Years!!  
I am so thankful for all that I have. 
 I am so thankful for you, my Dear Husband, who puts up with all of my hobbies.  Thanks Hon, for the best 17 YEARS!

Anniversary Dinner

December 17, 2010

Project 54 - Car Vinyl Completion.... I know I posted this pic of my car, 
all dressed up for the holidays.  
There was one thing I didn't put on there because
 it was a little too early when I first put the vinyl on.  
So, since we only have 7 DAYS  till Christmas.....
I decided to complete it with my greeting. 
What do you think?  
Bug Hugs!

December 16, 2010

Project 53 - Santa Says Ho.Ho.Ho..

I've been playing with this product called Liquid Applique'.  
It's a nice thing to use when doing  a 3D effect on your project. 
 It applies like a liquid, then you use your heating tool 
and it gets real puffy.  
Check out my 
I made my own glitter paper...and it doesn't make a mess!  I'll post a video on how I make my own glitter paper real soon!