Friday, March 11, 2011

Charms Charms Charms ...... 1st time

I am part of a great group of women who found each other via facebook.  We deided to do a Charm swap last month and I decided to branch out and learn something new. 

As you all know I love Unity Stamp Company so I found the perfect Stamp from a Kit of the Month ( great way to get to know unity) and decided to make a charm for it out of shirnky dink. 

Things I learned about shrinky dinks....
1.  you must rough up the material before stamping a high grit number paper works best 300 or higher
2.  you must use darker ink then you think when you stamp
3.  the stuff stinks when you "bake"it so use ventalations and don't cook pizza right afterwards allow your oven to cool down.  

Here is the stamp and image shrunk

Next I found cute beads and such and then strung them together to make a charm

Supplies.. included invisible wire as well
The finished charms
Up close of the charm
Another view

Thanks so much for taking a peek at the project and I can't wait to share the next one with you. 


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Its RAK Tuesday and I need your help

Today’s is kind of fun to do,  you see I have a friend Karle she has been there thru it all for me this last 5 months and I inturn want to offer her the world. 
Her son Steven has entered a contest for Folgers and has a chance to win $25,000 college scholarship, Voting won’t start til March 31st but they need your help getting their views up on You tube .

So here is what I need you to do, GO view the jingle on You Tube,  I can promise you won’t be disappointed they sing and play some mean harmonica. Then share it on your Facebook wall for your friends to view. Then come back here and let me know. Also if you have a blog pass it on and let me know.

Now for the fun part and because I feel Generous I am doing a BLOG giveway  yep that is right and its SCENTSY  I have a Black DIY warmer and a set of CafĂ© embellishments for you to use on it simply meaning you get your own coffee and cup and even better I am throwing in a Bar of Hazelnutte Latte, Mocha Doodle and Cocoa Clementine. This is valued at $50.00 the winner will receive this in their box ready to be warmed.

Square Black DIY Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
DIY (Design It Yourself) Scentsy Warmers are the perfect backdrop for Scentsy’s coordinating rub-on transfer DIY Theme Packs. Each one is a canvas waiting for your embellishments.

Cafe Scentsy DIY Theme Pack

Okay so simply comment below that you did this and could win winner will be drawn next tuesday and announced here in this blog.   thanks so much and I wish them all the luck in the world. 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner Winner Winner :) Cupcakes for everyone :)

First of all I can't thank Janis enough for hosting an awesome blog hop, wow is all I can say if you did not get a chance to hop take time to do so. 

Before I announce the winner I wanted to show all of you a little sneak peak of a challege I was in this last month,  I stepped out of my comfort zone and whipped up what I like to say are some pretty cute Charms.  Look here soon as there will be a blog hop of all of the charms that were done and I can say they are simply amazing and I am jealous I don't get to keep my charm.  Here is a Sneak Peek

Yes indeed that is a Shrinky Dink :)  do you remember those from your younger years

Just a little size comparison that is a Pearl next to it that measures 1/2 inc in height simply cute

This will turn into something simply amazing. 
Now with out further ado

The winner of the Unity Stamp Company stamp 1,2,3.4,5 Thousand cupcakes ( by the way I think those cucpcakes I ate this weekend had that many calories in them but they were delish we discussed getting more this week yummy. 

Number 35 

MammaCurls said: 
Thanks for some great ideas for my daughter's birthday party! I hope your family enjoyed the get well party!
Now for all those questions:  1.  Toppers were secured with indeed Crazy Straws I had them on hand from a party from a while back and decided to use them I got them at the Everything's a Dolllar store 6 to a package and trimmed them down to size so they weren't too tall.  2.  The Cupcakes were delish and I think I ate all of them except for 4 which were devoured by my son, my daughter was like I am not eating that mom YUCK.  3.  The Banner was made all by my son he did use a marker to make all those little dots and it was a great way to take up a few hours of a boring day at home.  4.  No one is better yet we had a few good days or hours this weekend but everyone is still very down and tired.  This illness sucks.  5.  I can't believe that everyone came out to support me in my blog and all I am so thankful for all of my new followers and can't wait to share some more exciting goodies with you and items that I made.  Remember to stay tuned to the Blog when I reveal that sweet Charm I made.  Its so cute. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cupcakes and More Scratch that MONO

Welcome to the awesome Cup Cake Blog Hop Can you believe that its here I have been waiting for Years well not really but sure seems like it and I am so excited that you had a chance to visit everyone else before stopping here.

You should have arrived here from  Laura's Blog  If not why not start at the beginning of the hop Which is Janis's Blog  and get entered into win some Awesome Candy and indeed there is Candy here as well :)  I can't wait to share

With out further ado I invite you to the wonderful Cupcakes and More  MONO party.  Yep that is right you are not reading it wrong its definitely correct however its not contagious in Cyber space thank goodness.

I decided since both of my Teenagers came down with Mono I would throw them a little get well party.  It included of course Cupcakes

Cupcakes are of course Funfetti and the toppers were cut from the Cricut Lite Cartridge Cupcakes with the font included( however we chose to stamp the images and use Unity's Dotty Letters stamp set for the letters.)

Here is a few upclose pictures of the toppers :

Now for the fun part:

Blog Candy

Most of you know I have an obsession with Unity Stamp Company  and I love their stamps.

here is what you will win :)

This stamp is so much fun and who does not love Cupcakes and the title of it fits perfect 1,2,3,4,5 thousand Cupcakes :)  that is how many calories are in some of my creations.

How to win the Blog Candy and also be eligible for the Candy from Janis's site as well is to simply Comment below.  I would love for you to become a fan of Ladybugz Creations on facebook,  or you can simply follow this blog here either way a comment is all that is needed to win.  Please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you :)  All winners are drawn via and will be drawn on Monday Morning at 10 am EST.  Winner will be posted soon there after.  

Just incase you started here and want to visit my other CUPCAKE friends here is the list and don't forget to check in at Janis's Blog to win her candy too :)

Janis -
2. Sheree -
3. Sandra -
4. Carley -
5. Mary -
6. Melissa -
7. Pam -
8. Sharon -
9. Corri -
10. Theresa -
11. Kristal -
12. Krista -
13. Liz -
14. Mandie -
15. Laura -
16. Christy -

Have a great weekend and hope you had a ton of fun

 We interrupt this blog hop for an important announcement An additional Banner made just by my Son he got so excited about the cupcakes that he had to make this banner.. I hope you enjoy don't forget Blog Candy at the end.. :) can't wait to share with you

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tomorrow you can hear about Cupcakes and More

don't forget :)

to come back tomorrow and check it out start here

See you tomorrow..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cute Simple Cards

I love to make cards,  however there are times when I just want to make it as simple as possible and create a nice cute card that is super simple. 

These cards are masking I used the Cricut to cut out the words, Removeable adhesive to position them on the cards then covered with Chalk Ink to create just a look.. Then outlined the shapes with a White Gelly Roll pen to do the stitching.. Enjoy

This set of cards is forsale for 5.00 with envelopes. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines Goodies for Teachers

Hi all,

Both of my kiddo's are in Higher Grades,  10th and 8th,  but all of their teachers are just as important to me as they were when my kiddo's were younger..

So for Valentines day I made them Peppermint Mocha and Cake Truffles ( aka Cake Balls in our house) 

Here are some photos and how to make each one..


Hot chocolate cones.

Mix 1 can of Swiss Miss Hot chocolate with out Marshmallows and 1/2 can of Peppermint Non Dairy Creamer together in a large bowl, 

Use either Icing bags or cone shaped bags to fill up inner cone with 4 tbsp of cocoa mixutre. 
Top with Chocolate Chips about 1 tbsp
Seal bag with triangle fold and Scotch tape and theninsert into another cone bag
Add 8 Marshmallows I use Strawberry heart Marshmallows and French Vanilla Snowman ones in ours
Tie with Curling Ribbon and add Tag optional with directions

Cake Truffles
Bake one 9 x 13 cake allow to cool  then crumble up in Large Bowl,  Mix in One can of Butter Cream Frosting and sprinkles
Form mixture into Bite size balls ( my balls are 2 bites each )
freeze in freezer for about 2 hours

Melt Chocolate in double burner or microwave and roll frozen balls in mixture til covered,  then simply sprinkle Hearts or sprinkles on top , 

I place these back in teh freezer until ready to be served, however they do not require refrigeration. 

Enjoy.. I hope this helps and what a gift this is for the teachers. 

For those teachers out there who every day go unapprecaited know that you helped a child once and they are thankful for it even if they don't show it.  Because as a parent I am thankful for you for helping me raise my children into who they are today..

Christy Kerley