The Busy Bug

February 28, 2011

Project 92 - "A Little Birdie Told Me...."

I made this card for someone I know
who is having a baby girl. 
 I liked the way it turned out so much
 that I had to make one for a baby boy too!
Hmmmm, I wonder who will be having a baby boy soon.....
(Sugar & Spice Cricut Cart) Love that cart!!

Ohhh BTW..... 
I received 3 Blog awards from these awesome ladies ....
and I haven't posted them on my blog yet :( 
.....I should be grounded from my BB Studio (Busy Bug Studio) for at least 1 hour today...
that my friends is called pure torture! 
 Life around here has been so crazy lately!  
I just want to say......
Girlia, from  Girlias Cards,  Mary, from Marebear Scraps and Shelly, from Carleys Closet.  I will post these Blog Awards on my blog this week, If I'm allowed back into my BB Studio????

Bug Hugs!

February 25, 2011

Project 80 - Homemade Bread...Yummy!

I have made homemade bread before, but nothing to write home about!   I tweaked this recipe a little because my bread always ended up being dry and crumbly,  and whalla!!  It taste like I purchased it from the store,  but better!!  My family can't get enough of it!
The secret is to use POTATO FLAKES!

Here is the recipe:
My Easy Wheat Bread
2 1/2 Cups Water
1 Tblsp Yeast
1 Tblsp Honey

4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Egg
1/4 C. Oil
1 C. packed Brown Sugar (makes bread moist)
2 tsp. Dough Enhancer (In your baking isle)
1/4 C. Potato Flakes (not Pearls)
1/4 C. Gluten
2 tsp Salt
4-5 more Cups of Flour (for mixing)

Put Water, Yeast & Honey in mixer and let sit for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes,
 add all ingredients together. Begin adding extra flour 1 cup at a time (about 4-5 
more cups).  Mix the dough mixture until the dough pulls away from
the sides of the bowl. When the sides of the bowl are clean stop adding flour.  Allow 
the mixer to knead the dough for 8-10 more minutes.  Separate into 2 to 3
bread pans.   Let rise 30 minutes or until double in size in a warm kitchen or oven. 
If using your oven to raise the bread, warm oven to 200 degrees and turn off. 
Then put the covered bread dough in to rise until doubled in size. 
Bake on 350 for 30 minutes.  Yum!

February 23, 2011

Project 91 - "THANK EWE"

 I made this card for a helper who visited to my Primary Class on Sunday.  He had to pretend that he was someone in a story that we were learning about!  The children had such a great time listening to him.  
BYW....I used cotton balls for the sheep body!
Bug Hugs :D

February 22, 2011

Project 90 - "Deepest Sympathy"

Laundry,  Scraproom, 
SCRAPROOM, SCRAPROOM!!.....guess who won!!!
This is what happens when you spend all day making cards and entering challenges!

Augh!! laundry has officially had babies, triplets to be exact!!  Where did it all come from.....Ohh, maybe from 3 kids, who hide their dirty clothes under their beds and in their closets.  Can anyone else relate to me or is it just my kids???? ( old before they can do their own laundry??)  Oh...well I guess i'll be doing laundry for the next 3 days....or maybe I should just make another card....hehehe.  I'll take the cardmaking over the laundry ANYDAY!  Well, enough of my babblin'.  Here is my entry for.....@ Mojo Monday and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!
See the rules HERE.
 I think I'm officially addicted to challenges....laundry can wait...
Bug Hugs  :D 
Peapod Twine from The Twinery (love their twine)
Cuttlebug Embossing folders
Glue & Pop Dots
Papertrey Stamp & paper
Penny Lane Paper
& Scraps

Project 89 - "HOT CHOCOLATE"

"Peachy Keen & Cup Od Cheer Challenge"
Hi everyone,  I have been on a roll today.  First as you can see,  I changed my Blog template again.  The last template just wasn't working for me.  I like this one much better.  I am loving these challenges this week.  I'm entering this card in two challenges, "Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge" and "Cup Of Cheer" over @ Cricut Cardz Challenge.  Head on over to their blogs and check out the rules.
Peachy Keen Stamp-Every Day Faces
Wall Decor & More Cricut Cart
Say It In Crystals
Glue & Pop Dots
Bazzill Paper
Cappuccino Twine from "The Twinery
Bug Hugs!

 Here is the inside of the card!

Project 88 - "I Do" -

I am entering this card in the Wacky Wednesday Wedding Theme Challenge over @ More Than Favors by Paula.   Head on over there and check out her blog.  The Challenge is to make anything Wedding Themed!  Here is what I created.
Sweethearts Cricut Cart - Dress Cut @ 3"
Pink Tulle
D'vine Swirls & Swiss Dot Embossing folders
Martha Stewart Pink Sapphire Glass Beads
Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue (My new Best Friend!)
Paper Studio Stamp Set


February 20, 2011

Project 87 - "TREASURE!!"

I made these treasure chest for my cute little Primary Class today.   
There is a chocolate coin inside the lid for a treasure.  


February 19, 2011

Project 86 - EMMA'S Throwback Thursday Challenge Entry.

I'm entering a challenge over at My Creative Time .  Hop on over to her blog, she is so talented.  The rules are to use "Walk in my Garden" cartridge & make sure your project includes flowers.  Here is my entry:


February 17, 2011

Project 85 - BIRTHDAY TANK!!

Happy Thursday!  
It was 61 degrees on Monday, then this is what I saw outside my kitchen window this morning......!   
Don't-cha just love the snow!

Now onto the fun stuff.....
I had to make a card REAAALLLYYYY fast for my son's cousin's birthday! 
and ...
 I have officially amazed myself!!
This card took me (no lie) 15 minutes to make!! 
 I used Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge, ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and paper scraps I had in my scrap pile. 
I'm not that great at making cards for boys, so this was a challenge for me.
This is what I came up with...... 

Oh , I just had to share this with you!  
This is
Isn't she just the cutest!
Bug Hugs :D

February 15, 2011

Project 84 - Valentine's OVERLOAD!!

Ok , so it was Valentine's Day yesterday.  Was I prepared.....NOoooooo!  Laundry and dishes piling up,  me in my PJ's blogging and thinking about all the projects I need to do, beds unmade,  kids needing Valentine's projects done, need I go on??  WHERE DID I START & when will I ever finish?  
Here is the answer to that question...........
Don't you just love being a mom.
If you know me, I do everything at the last minute
 (cause' that's how I ROLL).  
Those Valentine's treats I had to prepare, (all 68 of them).........
Boxes  "we had to decorate "JUST RUGHT for class parties.......
the craft I'm in charge of, for the party.......
Next.  Oh, I love being a MOM :D
Here are of all the cutie patootie projects the kids and I made for Valentines!
My daughter's shoebox before we "GIRLY-FIED" it :D

 This is my son's shoebox before we attacked it!
He fell in "love" with this frog from Create a Critter.

 I also made these treats for their classmates.

 Teacher's Valentine's card & Gifts (Candles).
For my daughter's close friends, and my Visiting Teachers from church, I made these White Chocolate Peppermint Heart Lollipops.  They were so easy to make!
Bake in oven @ 350 Degrees for about 5-8 minutes (watch them)

Melt the Almond Bark and cover the mints.  
Insert pop stick, sprinkle,  and let them cool......

Here they are......Yummy!!
 Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Bug Hugs :D