Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I have arrived at my mom's house for the holiday's and am looking forward to several days of relaxing and time with my family. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

I think I may be getting some fun new stamps for Christmas so I'm looking forward to trying them out and posting some new cards in January! Stay Tuned!



Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cards As Promised

So I'll post a few of the cards I've been working on. There are currently almost 75 downstairs waiting to go to their new homes. I think I'm all carded out! I have been taking a break the last few nights and scrapbooking instead.

I did up a gift pack this afternoon of 5 cards - in French for a friend of mine. I wanted something simple that she would enjoy.

These cards have been created using the Medallion stamp set, Voeux Mignons, Upsy Daisy Baroque Motifs and Priceless. All Cardstock and ribbon is from Stampin' Up! as well.

The following cards are "Cases". My creative juices stopped flowing after card #60!

For the Newlyweds:
Paper: Soft Suede, Kraft
Ink: Soft Suede
Ribbon: Kraft Taffeta
Accessories: Half Back Pearl

Thank You Circles
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes,

Happy Birthday Masculine Circles:
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Old Olive
Stamps: Circle Circus, All Holidays
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Silver Brads

Thank you Very Much Blue Flower
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Blue Cardstock (non SU!)
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories: Black Brads, Blue Flower Sticker

Friend to Friend Flourishes:
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Pricesless, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon,

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Store and New Catalogue

I apologize greatly for not posting much lately. I've been a busy elf getting card packs ready for Christmas. I don't want to publish pictures since that will let the cat out of the bag and spoil the Christmas surprise for those receiving card packs!

I wanted to let you know about my new store! I have been using "" but have switched over to using a new blog to sell my cards. If you click on the "Ladybug Designs" logo to the right of this blog it will take you directly do the new site where you can directly purchase my cards using paypal. The cards are all priced in $CAD.

I will be adding new cards over the next few days as I get some pictures taken of my stock so please be patient as I get this new site up and running.

I also want to let you know that the Stampin' UP! Occassions catalogue will be arriving in mailboxes shortly and will be available online January 4th. It is full of fabulous new products and as you may have heard SU! will be introducing acrylic blocks in this catalogue! I'm pumped.

I will post some cards for you tomorrow!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Online Extravaganza!

Stampin' Up! starts their huge Online Extravaganza today! They are offering bundles and individual items from 30-50% off! The sale runs until Monday, November 30th but hurry to get your orders in while supplies last.

Please check out the Stampin' Up website for further details and a complete list of on sale items!
To place an order please send me an e-mail at:
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sketch Challenge 255

Here is the sketch for this week's "Sketch Challenge"

I needed a card to send to my aunt who just found out she's going to be a grandma! I'm very excited for her and thought this week's sketch challenge would provide the perfect template to work from. I find baby cards the hardest to make - especially if they need to be gender neutral! I gave it my best shot and hope she enjoys the results!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Patterned Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, A wheel who's name escapes me!
Accessories: Flowers, Brads

Mojo Monday 113

Mojo Monday is here again! Okay - so it's here and now it's gone!
Here are my Mojo Monday cards. I have used up my Sympathy cards (which actually makes me very sad) and so decided to make a new one up. Wedding cards are always fun to make and have on hand.
Here's the Mojo Monday week 113 sketch!
Try out your own card for fun and let me know how it goes!

Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Inkadinkadoo
Accessories: Half Back Pearl, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Patterned Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Accessories: Flowers, Half Back Pearl, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sketch Challenge 254

Happy Sunday!
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I finished up my "Sketch Challenge" card a few days ago and am finally sitting down to post. I like Roxie's sketch again this week. You'll see though that I rotated the card since I couldn't get it to work the other way. I need a few more Christmas cards so thought I would use this challenge to complete the collection!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Gold Cording, Gold Brads

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly

As mentioned in the post below I purchased the Stampin' Up! "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. I've seen lots of people making cards using it and since I love butterflies I thought I would give it a whirl. I have be playing with it and really enjoy it.

I also have been using the "Cottage Wall" DSP and really enjoy the colour combination.

I hope you like my most recent creations! Hopefully more to come in the next few days!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Circle Circus, one that I have no idea where it came from!!!
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, DSP that's retired...
Accessories: Sparkly brads

Mojo 112

Okay so I figure getting the Mojo Monday card out a few days late is better than nothing! I got a new stamp set the other week - Flight of the Butterfly. I really enjoy it and have been playing with it for a few days! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Here is this week's sketch!

And the final product!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, That same purple..., Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Staple

SC253 - A little late!

Sorry for not getting any posts up in the last week. My husband and I were away for the weekend and I've been fighting off a cold. This is last week's Sketch Challenge card. I am currently working on this week's challenge card and will have it up later this week!
I must admit I love flowers and butterflies so this card is a fav of mine! I do love the Garden Greetings stamp set - though not in the current Stampin' Up! catalogue, it is still on the dormant list and available for order.

I found this sketch a little more challenging. I guess I have a hard time thinking outside the box...those triangles threw me for a loop!
Here's the finished product:

Stamps: Garden Greetings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP, A light purple who's name escapes me!
Accessories: Butterfly punch, jewels, glitter

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mojo 111 - Get Well Soon

This week's sketch looks easy but I don't have a lot of "big" stamps to fill the space up. I fell back on one of my all time favourites - my tea pots! I don't have any "Get Well Soon" cards on hand and know so many people that are sick right now.
The card came together pretty quickly - not one of my best but I like it and hope it would cheer someone up!

Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Patterned Paper (Chatterbox)
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Stamps: Tea for Two (I forget the name...)
Accessories: Flowers, Brad, jewels
Have you tried the Mojo Monday sketch yet? It's fun and a great way to get some cards made in a hurry!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sketch Challenge 252

I'm a little late again on getting Wednesday's Sketch Challenge card up! I sure hope I don't get fired. I needed to make another Christmas card (I don't quite have enough yet!) and my next door neighbour just had a baby girl so I needed a baby card for them (en Francais).

Here's this week Sketch courtesy of Roxie!


Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Red Brads

Paper: So Saffron, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Vioux Mignons, Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mojo Monday 110

Okay so it's Tuesday but I got the Mojo Monday cards done and uploaded! I'm doing okay I think!!!
The sketch proved challenging for me this week as I was feeling rather uncreative this afternoon. My three year old has decided that some days nap time is optional and I thought today might just be one of those days but thankfully he slept!
Two cards were created and posted below!
Happy Birthday:
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Razzleberry DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Garden Greetings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Flowers, Pearl
It's a Boy:
Paper: Unknown, Brown Cardstock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Brads, Flower, Glitter and Glue.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

It's time for our last "Deal of the Week" from Stampin' Up!

This week our deal features the Princess Party Kit and the Pirate Party Kit. These kits retail at regular price for $21.95 but is on sale until October 31st for $13.99!

These kits come complete with almost everything you need to make your princess or pirate party perfect!
To order your princess or pirate party kit, please send me an e-mail at:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday Cards!

I am pretty impressed that I got some cards made today despite feeling kinda blah and uncreative. I was going through a recent PaperCrafts magazine and found some great designs that I had to case. Most of today's supplies are non-Stampin' Up! so I won't even list them...all inks are Stampin' Up! though.

Hope you enjoy the cards!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge

Okay so I'm totally impressed with myself for getting the Wednesday Card Sketch Challenge done on Wednesday! I feel like I'm catching a cold so I decided to work on the card at nap time while watching last night's NCIS and NCIS LA online!!!

So here is today's can do whatever design you want and even change the sketch up a little...this is just to get you started.

This is my looks really dark in the picture. We don't have a lot of sunlight today and my flash makes the card look really white. I really like the "Season of Simple Grace" stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It makes some wonderful Christmas cards.

Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Stamps: Season of Simple Grace, All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Snowflake button

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mojo Monday 109

I'm pretty impressed that it's Tuesday and I'm posting my Mojo Monday card! I have been feeling rather uncreative lately and had a hard time coming up with a card to go with this week's sketch.

I've added in this week's sketch so you can see where I start from and can try to come up with some cards of your own.

I haven't made baby cards recently and needed to have a few on hand so this is what I've come up with. The waves are created using the punched out piece from the Scallop Border Bunch. I inked them with Blue Bayou Ink (Retired) to make them stand out a bit more. You can also cut waves freehand or use scallop-edged scissors.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Patterned Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, So Saffron
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Brown Brads

Deal of the Week #3

This will be a quick message between morning chores! Stampin' Up! introduced "Deal of the Week" #3 yesterday. This deal is valid until next Monday (October 26th) at 9:00 a.m. EST.
There are 4 "accessories" on sale this week for up to 25% off the original price. The prices listed below are the sale prices.

Basic Jumbo grommets (114348)

Mini Library clips (109857)

Circle Designer brads (112571)

1/2" Library clips (112581)

For more details please click on the "Deal of the week" link at the right hand side of this page.
If you wish to order any of the above please let me know ( For my Toronto customers, please note I will be in the Mississauga area from November 6th until 8th and can deliver any smaller orders that do not qualify for reduced shipping.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Wish Lists

Christmas is fast approaching. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on my Christmas card tops (they still need to be attached to the actual cards) and was quite proud of myself! I have purchased a few gifts already and feel a bit more organized than last year!

If you're like me, you like to receive gifts that you REALLY want for Christmas. I love getting card making or scrapbooking supplies. I usually have a list of items that I don't want to buy myself but would love to find under the tree.

If you have browsed through a copy of the Stampin' Up! catalogue or the Holiday Mini and think there are a few things in there that make your heart beat faster, jot them down and send them to me. I can work with you to create your perfect holiday wish list.

Things I need to know:
  • Your name
  • Item (s) and item codes
  • Circulation List (who you want the list sent to)
  • Special dates you want the list to be circulated for

It's quite simple and really - aren't card making supplies the gift that keeps on giving??!!!!

Wish Lists need to be submitted to me by October 31st so that I can ensure all orders arrive in time for the holidays.

Please send wish list information to:

Challenge cards...finally!

Okay so I'm a terrible blogger! I don't know where the past week and a bit has gone! We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with my best friend and her family her in Terrebonne and had a fabulous time together. I must admit I miss living 10 minutes away from her more than anything else! I also miss our Friday night scrapbook sessions...though we did pretty well this past weekend!

I have three challenge cards plus an extra one I made up. I'm slow but they're done!

Last week's Sketch Challenge is first (SC249).

Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Patterned Paper that I can't talk about!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes and a Halloween set I can't talk about!
Accessories: Orange Ribbon and brads

This is this week's sketch challenge card (sc250).

Paper: Baja Breeze (though it might be something that I can't remember), Burgundy Cardstock and Patterned paper I can't talk about!
Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Flowers, Brads, Word Window Punch and Modern Label Punch

This is this week's MOJO Monday card (MOJO108). I must say I like this one. I like the colours and I enjoy working with this stamp set (Garden Greetings). It's fun and though not in the current catalogue it is on the "Dormant List" and still available for order.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Patterned Paper, Whisper White
Stamps: Garden Greetings
Ink: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Flowers, Button, Floss, Glitter/glue

I "cased" this Halloween card because I like how clean and simple it is. I like clean and simple - they're usually quick and easy and since I usually only have nap time to make cards I tend to gravitate towards things that are quick and easy...I must admit my home decor is quite the same...!

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: One set I can't talk about, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (I LOVE this ribbon), Orange button and floss, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mojo Monday Submission

Okay - I think I should call it my Mojo Wednesday card! I made it on Monday but am only getting around to pictures and uploading today. Life is busy and will only get busier this week!
I like my Mojo Monday card - I like the bright colours and it was fun to make.
Stamps: Medallion, Teeny tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemondade, Whisper White
Accessories: Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, Butterfly Punch, Gold Glitter, Glitter pearl, Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch.
Hope you like it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sketch Challenge

The "Sketch Challenge" I follow posts the "Sketch of the Week" on Wednesday's. I promptly got two cards made and was all proud of myself and look, it's Sunday and I'm only now getting them posted! Life has been a little hectic this past week and this coming week is only going to be busier.
I did one card using "Stampin' Up!" stamps and one card using non-Stampin' Up! stamps.


Stamps: Falling leaves
Cardstock: Brown, Rust, Whisper White, Mustard
Paper: Unknown
Accessories: Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Paper: Unknown
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Halfback Pearls, Black Flowers, Scallop Circle Punch