26 August 2011

Celebration Cards

I recently created some cards for a MemoryWorks assignment using the new Simple Stories - Happy Days papers!  I came up with 5 "Celebration" cards!  Here are the results!

Supplies: Simple Stories: Happy Days - Designer Cardstock, Designer Stickers; Unity Stamps: 100% Real Life, Learn.Discover.Grow; Cardstock, Ribbon, staple

25 August 2011

Lynn's Cards

Well due to my little knowledge of wordpress, I'll be using this blog a while longer until I figure out my new site.

Today I want to review a Card Kit sent to me by my scrapbook Soul Sister and card extraordinaire Lynn D (From My Bungalow).  She is putting together card kits that she will eventually sell on Etsy, but wanted some feedback prior to listing them.

These kits are fabulous and packaged so CUTE!  Just check it out below!

The Kits come with enough supplies for 4 cards.  My kit included: (4) Pre folded cards, (4) Envelopes, (4) custom flowers, (4) bases, tags, ribbon and accent pieces!
I created the 4 cards in the kit with the contents.  It took me less then 30 minutes and I have 4 custom made cards that will be perfect with any gift or everyday giving.
It really took little effort to put the cards together with great results. My kit included Cosmo Cricket (Circa 1934).  There will be a lot more to come from Lynn and make sure you stop by her blog and check out her awesome creations! 

Come back tomorrow for more card creations!

24 August 2011


I have made a change.  I will be transitioning into a new blog and website!  I recently purchased a domain name and am really excited to put a site together.  Right now I'm in a BETA mode.  It's just functional at this time.  There will be a lot of changes over there in the next few months, so check back frequently.

Note there is a lot of work to still be done to make it the way I want it.  So bare with me during my transition.

I will miss blogger though.  I love how easy it is to blog over here and I love the look of my current blog (I'm trying to make my new one similar).  So that is hard to give up.  I probably won't shut this one down, just because I don't want anyone taking it.  haha.  I have already transferred all my blog posts to my new blog as well - so you can go back and look for old blogs.  I basically changed to grow.  I wanted a domain name, a place to inspire, a place to share my work and eventually sell cozies, project pdfs and more.  So I look at it as growing in LaceyBug Creations.

Things I hope to have on my new site!
  • Blog (of course)
  • Contact / About me
  • Events
  • Gallery (sharing my photography & creative projects)
I have already started to blog over there, so please check it out!


22 August 2011

Slightly Busy

I have been SLIGHTLY busy lately.  Okay really busy!!  Last week my parents came to visit and brought my 2 year old nephew with them.  We had a great time!  Here is a slide show of some pictures!

We went to the park, ate (a lot), visited the Fargo Air Museum, looked at the train (part of it is stationed right on Broadway), ate ice cream, walked around on Broadway and visited the dance studio!  It was a full 2 days!

I was so sad to see them leave, but life wasn't going to slow down.  I was one of the hosts of my friend Ann's Bridal Shower and Bachelorette party this weekend.  It turned out so well and it was a BLAST! Pictures to follow.

And I can't end the post without something CRAFTY!  I have created 8 new cozies for my Etsy shop.  Some of them have new phrases as well!  Check them all out here!

There ya have it! Happy Monday and I hope to have more projects to share later this week.

10 August 2011

My Mind's Eye august layout challenge

yet another challenge layout this week.  my scrapbook room was used for scrapbooking this weekend vs. cleaning. it's a mess I can barely walk in there!!  EEKS!  The layout below I created for the My Mind's Eye layout challenge.

I created this layout using My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue.  And darling pictures of my nephew in a Sesame Street bouncing thing.  He had a BLAST in this bounce house!

Here is the sketch...
And here is my layout...  Note...I pretty much flipped the sketch, added 3 photos vs. 1 and also a few other extra things.  But the sketch is definitely the base of my layout and I loved putting this together. The papers and sketched worked perfectly for these photos!
Notice in the photo above, I have tags sticking out the top of the layout.  I created a pocket in the back of my layout so I could add journaling on the page without taking up layout space.
I created my own banner and used my WRMK Sew Easy tool to attach it.  I also created circle confetti and randomly glued it to my layout.
Hidden Tags - Tim Holtz Die Cut
The My Mind's Eye Layout challenge ends Sunday, August 21st.  The Challenge topic: "Anything Goes"

Supplies: My Mind's Eye: Lime Twist - Out of the Blue (12 x 12 pattern paperss, 6x6 paper pad, "Family" Accessory Sheet, "Playful" Alphabet letters - Also available in my MemoryWorks Shop), Twine, Madison Avenue "Pretty" Stamps, Lost & Found "Boy" Stamps, Union Square "Perfect" stamps; Maya Roads Chipboard Banners; Simple Stories - Smarty Pants Stamps; Technique Tuesday: AE Get Outside; WRMK: Sew Easy Tool & Floss: Black Letter Stickers

09 August 2011

Page Maps August Challenge

I was on a roll this weekend!! Here is another project based off a challenge.  This one is for Page Maps!  And here is a link to their blog and the August Challenge.

This is the sketch we have to base our cards on.  If you are interested in playing along, you have until August 28th to upload your project and link it in the comments section on their blog!!

Now here is my interpretation of the sketch :)

I love the soft pink with the aqua and even added in the yellow!!  yum!!

Supplies: Crate Paper: Emma's Shoppe Paper Set, 6x6 Paper Pad, Accent Cuts; Pink Paislee: Daily Junque Paper set (flower); American Crafts stamp;  button; lace trim

08 August 2011

Something NEW

I have some changes brewing in my crafty world!!!  I'm not quite ready to fill you in on them yet, but I can tell you I'm very excited about this!  And it's not exactly to do with yarn, paper or glue... Any guesses?  If you already know - don't guess.  hehe

Coffee break

MW Challenge August 2011

I completed this layout for a challenge on the MemoryWorks message board.  This month there is a sketch challenge posted (all consultants should head over and check it out and create something for the challenge and a chance to win a prize!)

Here is the layout I came up with for the sketch challenge. It is a layout featuring my youngest nephew.  He loves to lay outside under a tree.  He is so peaceful and content there.  While everyone around him is entertaining and playing with his older brother, cooking dinner and being just being hectic adults.

Here is the sketch!  it is a Pagemaps!
Supplies: Simple Stories: 100 Days of Summer Theme Set; WRMK: Sew Easy, Zig Zag Head; Floss (Green & Yellow); Technique Tuesday: AE Get Outside; American Crafts Thickers; Turquoise letter Stickers; Cardstock (Teal)

04 August 2011

Mini Notebook

I've been thinking of a "food journal" for awhile, but haven't had the desire to actually spend $$ on buying yet another notebook that doesn't get used for the purpose I purchased it for.  So I decided to make my own little notebook.  This one I probably won't use as my food journal, It was more of a tester (reason I only have phone photos of the little book).

This note book measures 3" x 5".  Awesome right!  I used loose leaf notebook paper for the inside (CHEAP right now because of back to school).  I cut all my paper to 6" x 5" and folded it in half.  I then used my WRMK Sew Easy tool on the spine of the cover.  Next, I bulldog clipped the cover with the inside paper (to keep it together) and with my paper piercer I pierced the spine holes all the way through.  Final step to assemble the notebook was to sew the spine using thread and a needle.
I will have a video tutorial soon on this project!! It's so simple and perfect for every day notes, travel journal or in my case a food journal.  I used 10 sheets for my interior pages.  And personally, if I keep up with a food journal for more then a month - That means I'm serious!  LOL.

Supplies: Pink Paislee: Daily Junque - paper pack, stamps; WRMK: Sew Easy - Tool with head attachment, thread to match; Ranger Distress Ink - worn lipstick & tumbled glass

03 August 2011

Day 3 - Clouds

Here we go - day 3 of the Photo challenge (check out my "Challenge" tab for all days).

Day 3 clouds
Clouds - at lunch time :)

Chalkboard x2

I have yet another chalkboard to share this week.  This is a smaller one and I used the Authentique 6x6 paper pad Blissful.  This is a new company and my LSS (K & Krafts) recently started carrying the line. 

Yellow is my favorite color and pair it with Grey and it's my FAV color-combo!!  So this will be perfect for my craft room.

 I cut out flowers from one of the pattern papers and adhered them to the corner.  I stamped a phrase with Technique Tuesday stamp from the AE Kit Club (Real Life) and embossed it.
I stamped another Technique Tuesday Stamp on a piece of pattern paper and cut it to look like a banner. I then attached one of my NEW Crafty Flowers (avail. in my Etsy shop) to the corner!

I'm just loving these little chalkboards!!!  What are you creating this week?

02 August 2011

Photo Challenge

As I have stated before... I follow many blogs.  I was looking through the new posts on my blog reader and saw Amy Tangerine was follow a 30 Day Photo Challenge!  I was interested, so I clicked the link to Oh So Lovely's blog and I'm so glad I did.  I found this fantastic adorable blog and a really fun challenge!  So I thought - Why not... I can give this a try!

Now there are a few reasons I like this challenge idea.
(1) I like to use my camera on my phone and Flickr (2) I love to document every day things to add to my SMASH book and my Summer album (3) I love to scrapbook and am always looking for new ideas and inspiration.  So I'm on board!

I created a Challenge tab here on my blog to show off my "daily photos"!  So to keep up with my progress go there :)
Here is the line up!

Here is my day 1 photo :D  More to come
Day 1 self portrait
Day 1 - Self Portrait


I wanted to share some pages from my SMASH album!!
Smash book
June Summer Night

My New Favorite Picture of me.


A Crafty Mess

I Love to workout

A gift from my honey!

I hate storms.
Smash books are creative journals.  A space to put your thoughts, memories, ideas, inspiration, etc.  Think back when you were a teenager and wrote in a journal, glued in your movie stubs or a restaurant napkin!  You can go back to those days with these fantastic albums!!  Hot item on the market for scrapbookers right now.

Do you have a SMASH album??  Share a link to your pages!

01 August 2011


So I got a little crafty this weekend!!  I bought a chalkboard and decorated it with Crate Paper's Restoration line. 

I used one of my NEW Craft Flowers

I also used Simple Stories Banner Stamps on the  Corner.

What did you create this weekend???