The Busy Bug

March 30, 2011

PROJECT 110 ~ "THANK YOU" (Teacher's Card #6)

Just a quick and simple Thank You card.
We can always use a Thank you!
Countdown.....40 more to go!
Bug Hugs!

March 29, 2011

PROJECT 109 ~ "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" (Teacher's Card #4 & 5)

Here is # 4 & 5 Teacher's Card.  
Boy and Girl Birthday cards.
They look so yummy!
Create A Critter Cricut Cart
The Paper Studio~Sugar & Spice Paper Pack
D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug  Embossing Folder
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
PaperTrey Ink Stamps
I can't believe I made 20 cards today!!
Wow....I'm now up to 50 cards!  
50 more to go!!
Bug Hugs!

March 26, 2011

PROJECT 108 ~ "THINKING OF YOU TODAY" (Teacher's Card #3)

Here's # 3.....
I wanted to do something a little 
"Grown Up" 
with this card.  
Plain & Simple.  
Bug Hugs!

Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink Ribbon 
Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Stampin Up Old Olive Stamp Pad
Krylon Adhesive All-Purpose Spray Adhesive...I sprayed the weeds because they were too little for regular glue.
Atg Gun
Stock Paper

March 25, 2011


For last Sunday's Primary Lesson,
 I made these boxes using 
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge.
   I cut them @ 4 inches each using my Gypsy. 
 They were small enough for 2 Hershey's Kisses.  
The kids loved them.
Thanks for stopping by...  
Bug Hugs

March 24, 2011

PROJECT 107 ~ "HEARTFELT THANKS" (Teacher's Card #2)

Hi scrappers!
 Here is Teacher's card #2.
Nine more sets to go!
Stampin' Up Stampin' Up Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
Stock ribbon
Scrap Paper
Inkadinkado "Than You Words" stamp
Saddle Brown Stazon Ink
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (Scallop)
Fiskars Scallop Punch
Scotch ATG Tape
Bug Hugs!

March 23, 2011

PROJECT 105 ~ "FRIENDS" (Teacher's Card #1)

I volunteered to make card packs for 
the Teacher's at my children's school. 
 I will be doing 10 packs of 10 cards.
(Hmmmmm, that's 100 cards.......)  I can handle it....:D
Here is the first group.  

PS:  Does anyone know where I can purchase cute, good quality (thick), double sided, patterned paper stacks, online or in stores???  Not the loose patterned paper, I need the coordinating packs.  Like My Minds Eye?  Thanks a bunch!

March 22, 2011


Hi Scrappers!!  I am entering this card in two Challenges...
The rules are to create a project using a handmade flower.
 These are very my first handmade flowers!
I'm trying not to sweat the small stuff.....
What do you think???  

Until Later!

March 21, 2011


Wow.....after all that wait for the mail and guess was in my home all along!!  I have been waiting for this package for 5 days now, as part of my blog candy giveaway.  Something told me to look under the chair on my front porch.  Guess what.....there it was!!  The package I have been stressing about all week!!!  Oh my,  I could have posted this on FRIDAY!!  I am so sorry to let you guys wait this long.  I promise the next time I have a giveaway, I will have everything at hand first!  Now on to the WINNER!

Jenni from Jenni's Craft Room said...

Congrats on the 100!

I must say those purses are really cute, and I'm sure they were a big hit. As a teacher myself, I might have to find something similar for boys so I can make my students something like this for holiday parties!

And here is what Jenni won.....!!

Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge
Two I-Clear stamps from Studio G
Celebrate It Ribbon
My Sunny Friend Wood Stamp
Zebra Stripe List Block w/Pen from Lady Jayne
5 Rolls of Quickutz Vinyl

CONGRATULATIONS JENNI !!!  I will be sending you an email shortly!
Thank you all for commenting on my blog, you guys ROCK!!  I wish everyone could have won.  I will have more blog candy real soon!  
Until later...Bug Hugs!

March 19, 2011

Busy Bug Babble ~ NO MAIL WHILE I BOOOHOOOO!!!!....

Ok....I'm about to loose my mind........Are you ready for this!!!  

1) Still waiting for my (Blog Candy) mail to come!  (If it's not here by Monday, I will post it with a pic along with the rest of the FUN STUFF I have ready to give away)
2) My Little Man (my son) broke his arm today !!
Oh my, He got so excited when he realized that his big sister's rollerblades fit him.  He couldn't wait for his big brother to put on his protective gear.   His older brother only got to put his helmet on, then he took off down the driveway!  That's when it happened....I can't handle when my kids get hurt.  I wish I could just wave a magic sock, (preferable one that's been washed w/no holes....) and wish all the pain back to me!  I am so happy my dear husband was home when this happened!  He scooped him up in his arms and rushed him to the Emergency room...OUR HERO...(while I was hiding inside booohoooing my eyes out :(  
I am so bad when it comes to things of this nature.  
This is how bad I get....when I bring my little Mojo in to get her shots at the vet's, I have to leave the room! 

My Little Man was so brave...Dad told me!  Here he is after the doctor reset the bone and they came home from the ER.
How do you like the PINK signature!!  He's doing so much better now.  (And so am I).  Thanks for hearing me BABBLE......
 Bug Hugs!

Busy Bug Babble ~ BLOG CANDY....

Hi everyone.  I know I promised to reveal the winner of the 
Blog Candy 
today.....but....... I was waiting for one more thing to add to the bag,  and it didn't arrive in the mail today...augh :(  
I was told by the tracking number that it will arrive today .  As soon as it arrives, I will post the Blog Candy and the winner today (Saturday).  
So sorry........
Bug Hugs

March 18, 2011


A quick card to say 
"Thanks for Everything".  
To everyone who left such encouraging comments 
on my blog for all of my posts!  
You guys give me such inspiration to create.   
I look forward to another 100+ posts.  
I will have the winner for my 
Blog Candy later today. 
 Bug Hugs!

March 17, 2011

Project 102 ~ "HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY"

 'Don't forget to wear green today' kids said. 
 Or you'll get "PINCHED"


March 14, 2011

Project 101 ~ "PINEWOOD DERBY"

My youngest boy is getting ready for his annual Pinewood Derby Race, for Boy Scouts!  He asked me if I could help him to bring his car to life.  Ding, ding, ding...Cricut & vinyl to the rescue!! This is what we did!!

"SWEEEEET"!!! (that's what he said when we were done) :D
My son can't wait to race it, next Pack Meet!
Pssstt....Don't forget about my Blog Candy HERE
Bug Hugs!


My daughter is now in Young Women!!  In our church, when our daughter's celebrate their 12th birthday, they move from Primary to Young Women.  I am so very proud of her!  She is going to love Young Women!  We made 49 of these purse treats for all the teachers and girls in young Women.  They were super easy to make!  It's amazing what a little paper, glue, ribbon,velcro and some flowers can create!!

I attached sticky velcro to close the lid.
Inside was my daughter's FAVORITE candy.....
Now On to the.........
Blog Candy!!
Whooo hooo....
this make 100th Posted Projects!!!  
And do I have a treat for you!!! 
 Thank you all for all the encouragement,
 you all have been giving me over the past couple of months.  
I just love to hear from everyone!!
 This giftbag is just full of super scrapbooking stuff!  
I wish I was giving this away to MYSELF !!
All you have to do to win this awesome 

Blog Candy 

1) leave a comment on this post,
2)  Subscribe & follow my blog (if you haven't already done so) :D
I will post the winner using, on
 Friday, March 18th.
Have a fabulous Monday.

March 12, 2011

Busy Bug Babble ~ Question & Answer from ProvoCraft

Here is a video from Provocraft answering some questions we all have about the the Gypsy, Imagine and a whole lot more! Hope this helps everyone out!
Happy Saturday.  Bug Hugs!

March 11, 2011


Hello Crafters.  I received some request about how I made the Pinwheels for my Primary Class last week.  They were so very easy to make.

 Here is the video:

Only 1 more project until the big 100 Project Blog Candy Giveaway!! 
Have a great weekend!
Bug Hugs :D

March 09, 2011


Hi there everyone,  I want to dedicate todays post to the gift that I received 12 years ago... My daughter Taylor, who turned 12 today.  I look at her and I still see the little blue eyed, blond haired, tiny little baby.   It brings tears to my eyes.  I remembered it like it was yesterday.  Time sure does time fly by.  Now, she will be the newest member of the Young Women's Program!!  In our church, the Young Women's Program is just amazing. It teaches the girls such wonderful life are a few of them....
Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
Integrity and
Oh my goodness!!  She is going to have so much fun!  
~TAYLOR, I am so very proud of you~
Ok, now this is why I haven't posted anything for a couple of days.  
Her is the card I made for her.
For this card, I used:
Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cart
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Crystal Embossing Powder
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

This coupon is for a Shopping Spree with DAD!

Yummmm....Snickers" Cake!  

Nothing beats seeing her face light up like this!!

PS....2 more projects till my Blog Candy Giveaway!  Also, I'll be entering this card in a Challenge over @ More Than Favors


Lots to Read  
The Cricut Gypsy and Imagine updates are available that will allow communication and design functionality between the two machines!  
The Big update is now available. This update will give greater compatibility between the Gypsy and the Imagine, will allow you to link Imagine cartridges to your Gypsy, adds a few new features to the Imagine, and fixes some calibration, printing and cutting issues. There is also a Cricut Sync update available that was actually released a few days ago so some of you might already have it. The update is
New Imagine Features:
Update All - A button in the Project Preview screen. Add as many images/layers to your queue and then press Update All. You can now add the same color/pattern to all images/layers in the queue and size them all at the same time. This feature is very nice if you are cutting out a bunch of letters and don't want to have to individually edit each letter.
Pattern Cartridges - Now, when you insert a pattern cartridge, the Imagine will show what pattern cartridge was inserted and show a sampling of the patterns on that cartridge. This was added because many people thought their pattern cartridges didn't work since nothing shows on the screen after plugging them in.

The Imagine update should be fairly quick if you have kept your Imagine up to date.

The Gypsy update will take longer. I updated a brand new Gypsy this morning and it took over an hour and a half to complete all of the updates. Another person updated an up to date Gypsy and it took him about 45 minutes. So please be patient and please be sure to follow the instructions on the Imagine update site: 

This site has intructions for both the Gypsy and the Imagine.

The Gypsy will now have two apps on it: The Gypsy App, which will funtion as it always has and the Imagine App, which looks just like the Imagine screen. Update Numbers are as follows:

Gypsy App - Version 1.4 (0208:0214)
Imagine App for Gypsy - Version 1.01 (0110:0020)
Imagine - Version 1.01 (0110:0020:0239:202A)
Cricut Sync -

1) Get the Cricut Sync program downloaded onto your computer, if you haven't done that already.
2) Update Gypsy using Cricut Sync- see steps above.  To get it started, all you need to do is connect it using the USB cord that came with the Gypsy.
3) Plug in Imagine and update that using Cricut Sync. 

Here's a link to a thread on the Cricut message board where people have commented on the update and done some troubleshooting:  Imagine Gypsy Update Thread  Check it out!
Bug Hugs!

March 06, 2011

Project 96 - "PINWHEELS"

I forgot to post these pinwheels that I made last week for the kids in my Primary class.  The lesson was about Powerful Forces.  It was a little windy outside that day, so I had them bring them outside and run around with them.  
They had a ball! 
 Bug Hugs :D

PS....4 more projects till my Blog Candy!!

March 03, 2011

Busy Bug Babble ~ "I Got Attitude" Blog Award!!

Today is BLOG AWARDS DAY (for me).  I have gotten 5 Blog Awards from 5 awesome ladies.   I'm going to post a blog for each group,  just to make it a little easier for me.  I received this Blog Award from Leslie @ CA Scrapper.
Head on over to her blog and see how talented she is!
For this award, I have to:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link it back to their blog
Share 8 things about yourself and pass it on to eight people.
Inform the individuals about their award. 
Here we go:
  1. I have 3 kids and a dog, who keep me very busy.
  2. I love exploring and subscribing to new blogs.
  3. I absolutely love using my Cricut & Gypsy
  4. I love to escape to my BBStudio and get lost in creating.
  5. I really enjoy giving my cards and projects to people!
  6. My favorite color is anything Green 
  7. I love to travel with my family.
  8. I enjoy reading all the comments on my blog
Second, I have to pass this on to 8 blogs.  I just found some of these blogs and their crafts are amazing.  They are in no particular order.
Fleurdilis And Flourishes
Crafting With Meg
The Pink Paper Princess
Kellann Crafts
Crafty Cortney 

Thanks again Leslie, for thinking of me!
Bug Hugs!