Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend....

Today we celebrate a fellow creative team members birthday... Dawn Rene !! She is a fabulous crafter and teamie and friend. I hit Pinterest and found a simple yet elegant card. I love the Teresa Collins POSH paper collection.

Teresa Collins: POSH designer Paper
Stampin Up: Pink Pirouette
Spellbinders: Grommet Tags
PTI: Signature Greetings Stamp
PTI: Satin Ribbon
Be sure to click Dawn's name above and go leave her birthday greetings!! Happy Birthday toots!!! Best Wishes to you on this special day!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Birthday To My lil blue eyed cutie!!

Hey y'all... Yepper.. as the title of this post indicates.. we have another BIRTHDAY!!!
This time my lil guy Colton gets to be a whole year older.. Oh what I would give to be 6 again!!
We started early this morning ( 8:30am) with a cupcake. The rest of the kids do not wake this early unless school days and no way lil man will wait until they wake to eat. So... this was a lil celebration time for my lil guy and me. :)  He got his own lil cupcake for breakfast and I sang him happy birthday in a soft inside voice.. we don't want to wake anyone up. :)  He was tickled pink and I am so glad we had this lil moment together.
He LOVED the messy lill cupcake!! It was super moist and oh sooo chocolaty!!
His request for the cake was a mustache. I found one on Pinterest and decided to take it on!! I think I did a wonderful job along with the help of Candace making the cake and Roger cutting the ying yang.. Isn't it great to have such wonderful people to share in the joy of a finished project? I  <3 family="" my="" nbsp="" p="">
Next was blowing out the candles. It took him 3 tries to get them all out!!
I asked Colton what he wanted for his birthday and his answer was  " I'm sure whatever you get me will be fine mom." He is such a blessing to me!! He is a Gummy Bears lover like me so... of course that had to be a part of his gifts. He was overjoyed!! First.. the card :
Lovebug Creations : Christmas Candy Sheer Ribbon
Jaded Blossom : Mustache Die, Love Mustaches Stamp, Flag Die 2
Helmar 450 and Zap Dots
Recollections bling
Gelly Roll pen
Now.. onto the FUN part about a birthday!!

The best part of the day?? He said was spending his birthday with his family and playing Lego Playstation game with Trevor. :) ( Trevor is my nephew.. far left in the pic below) !!!  What could be better than that??

So.. Happy Birthday to my lil cutie pie and thank you all for hanging in there to read this post. We are in the middle of a tornado watch so I need to go hide!! I just wanted to get this posted real quick. :) Have a good evening my sweet friends and be safe!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Birthday to my prince Charming

Hey y'all.. welcome back to my blog.
Today I am sending Birthday wishes to my wonderful husband, Roger. We married 8 years ago and our love has only gotten stronger. We have stayed a team and had each other's backs. He has been there to wipe my tears and reassure me when I was at my worse. He supports all of my silly ideas and even encourages some of them. :)   Oh my do I love this man!!
I could go on and on about how wonderful he is because truly there are a million wonderful things about him, but... I'm excited to finally show you the card I made him. :)  I bought the stamp set a couple years ago and have used it before on a card for him, but his love of Rat Rods brought me to this stamp again. :)
Lovebug Creations:  Gentleman's Jacket Ribbon
Tim Holtz: "Retro Grunge paper Stack" & Vintage Photo ink
Jaded Blossom : Sweet Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Pink By Design: Ahooga Stamp Set
Helmar 450 and Zap Dots
Black Embossing Powder
CTMH: Brads

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Birthday again to the BESTEST HUSBAND EVER!!!  I LOVE YOU MOST!!! I WIN!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

My lil " turkey" and his turkey..

Hey y'all.. today I am showing off my lil cutie and his weekend project. He is an avid crafter and LOVES everything to do with crafting!! Whether it is glitter or pearls or bling or paint.. he says bring it on... whether it's making flowers or inking a tag... he says bring it on!!  I love that he loves crafting as much as I do and pray he continues to enjoy it. I definitely take advantage of every minute I get as I know he will probably think it is NOT cool in a few short years. :(
So.. he brought home a "nakid" turkey and had to cut it out and decorate it. Having done this before, he already knew what he wanted to do. He first cut it out ( I did around the feathers) and then colored it. He wanted a pink eye with "sparkles" so.. bling came out along with some stickles. We glued some feathers and then the buttons he picked out. ( totally have to buy more brown buttons now) I asked what we would put on the body of the turkey and he suggested FLOWERS!!! Well... mommy decided we would cheat!! He punched out and rolled the flowers and I hot glued them onto the turkey. Nope.. I did NOT make a "real" flower as I would have needed quite a few as he was VERY picky about the spaces you could see between the flowers!!!  We used MAMAS MESH from Lovebug Creations for the beak and the feet!! We LOVE the look of this!!
We had soo much fun doing this together. I truly love crafting with my lil cutie!! Thank you for stopping by and we encourage you to spend a little time with your lil cuties in the craft room. :) Kids say the silliest things and we don't want to miss a moment!!!
Tanya & Colton 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Have Yourself A Meshy Rumple Christmas Blog hop

Hello Every Buggie and Welcome to the…… Have Yourself A Meshy Rumple Christmas Blog Hop!

Before we begin – did you sleigh-ride over from Dawn's Blog? If so, you’re on the right path, but if you stumbled on to this hop and want to enjoy the fun, skate over to LBC Hostesses, Kimi and Pam, HERE!

LoveBug Creations is pleased to showcase our 2013 Christmas release products today by way of this hop.  Our CT has worked timelessly to design some stunning projects with these new ribbons. It’s our hope that we will inspire you to create your own “meshy rumple” delights to brighten the lives of those you love.

Here’s a peek at what we have in store for you today.

Christmas Grunge – 6 unique colors in 2 sets – Christmas Grunge and Winter Grunge
Mama’s Mesh – 9 stunning colors in 2 sets - Merry Mesh and Winter Mesh

Simply Sheer – 6 dynamite colors in 2 sets – Christmas Candy and Winter Wishes
All of the new Christmas ribbons are joining our other rumple ribbon and mesh collections today in the online LBC Store!

So settle back and enjoy the parade of colors just perfect for your Christmas season projects with the LBC line-up:
                            Tanya-You Are HERE!!

I made a few tags for this hop. I love playing with tags and using different mediums. As you see, I used the Red from Lovebug Creations Christmas Candy Collection. I made the flower and love how it turned out!! I also used the purple and blue sheer from the Winter Wishes Collection, as well as the White Mesh !! The mesh added awesome texture to the blue tag. ( click the close up picture and see the bottom by the flower)
LBC Ribbon and Mesh
Gina K. Designs "Blessed Is The Season" Stamp
CTMH "Snow Flurries" Stamp
CTMH "Universal Backgrounds" Stamp
Tim Holtz Ink Pads and Adirondack Ink
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
Heidi Swap Color Shine
Deco Art Snow Writer
White Embossing Powder
Helmar Zap Dots
VersaMark pad
Stazon ink
Gloss Gel
Before you go, do you smell some delicious blog candy?  Here’s what you need to do to win a $15 gift certificate to the LBC store HERE

1. Fan each hop stop (if you aren’t already) and leave a meshy rumple love note
2. Zip over the FB LBC page and say you attended the hop today HERE
3. Easy instructions – so what are you waiting for??

AND for the first 25 people who shop this weekend and spend $25 or more, you’ll receive an extra special surprise – FREE 2 yards of a delicious grunge rumple ribbon color called Golden Licorice – it’s a super surprise from us to our wonderful customers!!
Thank you so much and hope you have a Meshy Rumple Christmas!  

The next festive blog spot is CONNIE!!!

Thank you for stopping by and LOTS of Buggie Hugs!!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Today I just wanted to share a few photos of my kiddos. We are expecting a HUGE storm tonight including the chance of high winds and tornados!! Ughh.. So.. Trick-or-Treating may not be possible if we are in our safe place!! The GOOD thing is there were other activities prior to today that we were able to take our lil guy to. :)
His school hosts a "Fall Festival" yearly which includes fun... food.. and FEAR!!! The upstairs gets decorated and called " The Haunted Hallway" .. hehe... you can hear the "screams" all the way down stairs!! ( Colton went with Candace last year, but opted out this year) The food was catered by Texas Roadhouse and was delish!! There were lots of games and even a bouncy house!! The bouncy house always seems to be the main attraction!! Colton said to me.. " mom, you know what was my favorite part of the bouncy house?" I replied.. " no, what was your favorite part?" He said " I got to jump with a beautiful princess."  LOL.. Boy am I ever in trouble!! He is definitely going to be a ladies man. hehe.. Here are a few pics of my Bat Man.

This past weekend we had an opportunity to go to the Brown Pusey House for pumpkin carving, face painting, and a snack. Colton was thrilled to hear this is the place mommy and daddy got married!! It is beautiful and full of history. Click here for a lil more info > The Brown Pusey House
Here are a few pics of our day.
I hope you enjoyed our photos. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family!! Happy Halloween and be safe during your treat gathering this evening.
Spooky Hugs,


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween treats and tag

Hey everyone and welcome back!!
I made some treats for my son's class as well as for his teachers and some "motivation/good job" cards for my son's SLP to give to the kiddos who may need a little motivation or some praise for working so hard. Those of you with children with speech issues know how hard they work to be "normal". Along with those lil goodies I made a tag that I absolutely LOVE!!
I will try my best to put a recipe for the items.
These are for the teachers :)

Lovebug Creations : Purple People Eater & Halloween Grunge
Shoe File: SVG Cutting
Tubes: Jaded Blossom
Papers: Martha Stewart & DCWV
For the kiddos in my son's class.
Lovebug Creations - Ribbon , Monster Skin
Pumpkin File: SVG Cutting Files
The Twinery: Pea Pod
Cuttlebug folders : Swiss Dots & Divine Swirls
Black pen
Motivation/ Good job Cards
Silhouette Studio : Pumpkin & Leaf
Peachy Keen Stamps: PK 490 Every Day Faces & PK 570 Basic Paper Dolls
Recollections: Simply Autumn Paper Stack
Kraft Cardstock
White Gel Pen

Lovebug Creations - Halloween Grunge
Joy's Life- Tree SVG
Heidi Swap- Color Shines
CTMH- Autumn Terracotta ink & " Beware" stamp set(bat)
Kinderstampo- Vintage Halloween
The Crafter's Workshop- Stencils
Molding Paste
Modge Podge
I hope you enjoy these lil projects. :)  I hope the kiddos love them and the teachers as well. Thank you all for stopping by!!!
Crafty Hugs,