Sunday, December 15, 2013

CDD Blog Hop -

Hello everyone!!
Welcome to Craftin Desert Diva's
 Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop!!
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I'm so happy that you could join us today! If this is the first time that you have hopped with us, you won't be disappointed. This is the Craftin Desert Divas design team's first hop and I have to the design team members are all amazingly talented.

This is Day 2 of the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop! You will not only get some inspiration, but you could win GREAT prizes, too!! You must FOLLOW and COMMENT on all of the stops both days to have the chance to win.

Here's the wonderful sponsors for this hop...


For this two day hop each blog will be offering a prize from one of the sponsors listed above!!! You must visit each stop both days to be eligible to win.  Winners will be announced on Dec 18. The entire winning list will be posted on  Craftin Desert Diva's website.


My sponsor for today is.. Xyron!
And this is what you could win:
Here are the details:

Isn't that awesome!!I wish I could win, LOL!

Here is my project that I've created....

 Isn't this little girl so sweet???
 Lots of glitter on the girl and the tree:
 Here is a closer look at the sentiment... It's a little hard to see in the picture. :)

The SVG is a file from SBD.
The face is stamped with Peachy Keen Sweet and Innocent Face Asst.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  :)

Don't forget to stop by all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment.  You don't want to miss out on all of the amazing prizes being given away!!!

Your next stop is the super talented Janis's blog Pause Dream Enjoy.

I am entering the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps: Just cards; Glitter
Paper Playtime: Winter Fun
Cut It Up Challenges: Christmas
Here is the line up for today:


Tara                            http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/                    

 2. Lori                             http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/     (you are here)                

 3. Janis                           http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/        (your next stop)    

 4. Michelle P                  http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com                       

 5. Migdalia                        http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/            

 6. Kathy Jo               http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca   

 7. Donna K         http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com   

 8. Robin C            http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/                         

 9. Mayra             http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/                   

10. Jessica             Http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com               



Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tree- Mendous Wishes - Gift Card Holder

Hello, Happy Happy Saturday!!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far!
This week the Joy's Life DT has been sharing 3D Christmas projects, and here is what I created for my post:





Isn't that a fun gift card holder??
I found this file at the Silhouette online store.
I embossed the tree and tree trunk, and added some buttons to give it a little more flair. :)
The sentiment is from Joy's Oh, Christmas Puns, which can be found at the Joy's Life Products Page, here.

I hope you enjoyed my project!!

I am entering the following challenges:
Paper Playtime: Winter Fun


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Peachy Keen Birthday card

It's the Peachy Queen Kathy's birthday, as well as the Peachy Keen talented designer, Viv's birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY AND VIV!!

So, the December Release challenge is Birthday cards!!
Here is my entry:

The stamps are from the super cute Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month kit from Aug. 2013.
LOVE LOVE this adorable stamp set!!
Once again, I used my Spectrum Noir markers.

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas - ornament

Hello crafty people!!
Just a quick post to share my creation for the Peachy Keen Challenge.... 
3D - Hang It on the Tree.
And here it is:

I found this fun ornament at the Silhouette online store.
I used the new Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month kit for that adorable little deer. The holly on his neck is from last months PK Nov. SOTM kit. I colored the stamps with Spectrum Noir markers.
The tag is cut from a die from the My Creative Time Teeny Tags Greeting and stamped with the sentiment from Teeny Tag Holidays.
I then added some ribbon, twine and a button from my stash... and it was complete. :)

I hope you enjoyed my project.

I am entering the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Challenge: 3D Hang It on a Tree
Paper Playtime: Winter Fun


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa gift box

Hello, Happy Monday!!

Today is my design team post for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is Christmas. The sponsors are KaDoodle Bug Designs and Cardz TV. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is the project I created for the Linky Party:


The box is part of a file I purchased at the Silhouette online store, and the adorable Santa is from My Scrap Chick.
The crumble ribbon is from Lovebug Creations.  I just LOVE all the beautiful colors to choose from. :)
I added some MS course glitter for the jacket and hat trim, and a little yellow stickles to the belt buckle.
I also embossed the background for texture, and added some white gel accents.

I hope you will be able to link up with us at Craftin Desert Divas.


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Holly Days!

Hello... Happy Saturday!!
Today I am sharing the card I created for my post over at the Joy's Life Creative Team. The team has been sharing some wonderful Christmas cards this past week, so if you haven't stopped by recently, now would be a perfect time.
Here is my card:
This adorable little bear is from Kadoodle Bug Designs.
I added some Liquid Glass to the nose and some Liquid Applique to the Santa hat for added texture. You can see it better here:
The fun sentiment is a stamp from Joy's Life Wintery Puns:

  And there you have it.
I hope you enjoyed my card. :)

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cocoa warms the heart


Hello! 
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (ok, technically it's tomorrow, but since I am posting this later in the day on Wednesday.. I bet it is Thanksgiving Day while you read this. LOL!)
Here is my entry for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge:

 Here is a close up:
I hope you enjoyed my card!!

I wish you all a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving!!

I am entering these challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Warm Decembrrrr Wishes


Hello everyone!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. :)

Today is my design team post for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is Tag You're It. The sponsors are Too Cute by Jessica and Cardz TV. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is the project I created for the Linky Party:
I created this tag in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software program.
The sentiment is from Joy's Life "Wintery Puns" stamp set.

I hope you will join us for the Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hello, 
Happy Saturday!
This week the Joy's Life DT showcased Christmas projects using Joy's Life "Oh Christmas Puns" and "Wintery Puns" stamp sets. I hope you were able to see the awesome projects they shared. :)
Here is the card I created for my post:
I used "Wintery Puns" for my sentiment. :)

This is a PNC (print and cut) file from the Silhouette online store.
I just printed the image tho, and did not cut it.  To make it a little more dimensional, I added some liquid applique on the Santa hat, as well as some stickles, then I added liquid glass to the bow, ornaments, and the eyes and nose of the bear.
Added some twine and a button, stamped the sentiment.... and viola, it was done. 

Pretty simple card.


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You're a Deer friend!

Hello everyone!!
How do you like  my new blog??
I am IN LOVE with it!! LOL!
As I mentioned yesterday, I still need to fix my sidebars and edit my pages, but the basics are done, and I am so happy!!

Anyway, I wanted to share a card I just finished last night:
I have been wanting to use that adorable deer stamp for a long time, and I finally got around to it. :)
The stamp is from the Peachy Keen Nov. 2012 Stamp of the Month Kit.
The fun sentiment stamp is from Joy's Life "Wild Life Puns".
The designer paper is from My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad "Signature Christmas" and "Be Merry".
 So that's it!!  I  hope you like my card!!

Challenges entered:
Peachy Keen Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blog makeover in process!!!

Hello everyone!!
Just wanted to let you know that my blog is in the process of a makeover!  Woo Hoo!!
As you can see, I already have new graphics, which I just LOOOOOVE!!
My sidebars and labels are a little scattered and in disarray, but I am working on getting them in order.  Some areas of my blog will take some time to be completed, but be assured... I am working on it.
My new blog is by "Designs by Sarah".  She is absolutely wonderful to work with.  If you are in need of a blog makeover, want a "blinkie", a watermark, logo etc, you should contact her!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

a card and the JL blog hop wiinner announced!

Hello!!
Happy Happy Saturday.
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far.
This week the Joy's Life DT has been showcasing "food based" projects and I thought I'd share it here as well.
I wanted to have a little fun with this one, so here is what I came up with:
That super cute sentiment is from Joy's "That Tastes Punny" stamp set.

I found the egg, banner and bow shape all in the Silhouette online store.
I created the card base using my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software.

So that's my card... I hope you liked it!!

Now, I need to announce the winner from the Joy's Life "On the Table Blog Hop".  The lucky winner will receive one (in stock) stamp set of their choice from the Joy's Life Store.
I used Random.org to pick the winner.  And that lucky commenter is............
#5!!

I have been a follower for a while! Thanks for another chance to win!
Teresa K
www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

Congratulations Teresa!!  Please contact me at got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom with you stamp set of choice and your address so we can get this sent out to you!!!  Enjoy!!


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) 
Have a Happy, Crafty DAY!! Lori

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peachy Keen Release Party

Hello crafters!!
Here is the project I made for the Peachy Keen Release Party Challenge #1.  The challenge was to create a treat bag using the colors green and orange, and use at least one button.
(And, by the way, that paper is orange!! I just had to take the picture at night and it just didn't photograph well.)
Those adorable mittens are from the brand new Stamp of the Month for November.  The super cute faces are from the Cornies Face Asst. (one of my all time favs!!)

So anyway, there you have it!!
Wish me luck!!  I sure would LOVE to win the $25 gift certificate.  I need me some more Peachy goodness!!  LOL!!!


Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ready to get STUFFED!


Hello everyone! 
Happy Veterans Day!
I just want to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful men and women who have served our country, both past and present.  Our country would not be what it is today without the sacrifices you all have made.


Today is my design team post for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is Thanksgiving. The sponsors are KaDoodle Bug Designs and The Scrapbooking Queen. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is the project I created for the Linky Party:

This adorable turkey with the fork, the pie, and the sentiment are all from the Peachy Keen October 2012 Stamp of the Month Kit.  The turkey is paper pieced with several papers from various Fall DCWV stacks. The background paper is from DCWV as well.
I colored the pie with my Spectrum Noir markers.

This card was inspired by the Peachy Keen Photo Inspiration Challenge:
I used the color palette and "bird" as my inspiration.

I have entered the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps: Photo Inspiration
Cameo Creations Challenge: Fall Y'All
Love to Create: Thanksgiving/Thanks
An Inky Situation: Turkey

I hope you are able to Link Up with us!!

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Give Thanks decor - Joy's Life "On the Table Blog Hop"

Hello!!
Happy Saturday to you all!  :)
This is your last stop in the Joy's Life
 On the Table Blog Hop. I hope you are feeling inspired by the projects the DT shared today. 

You should have arrived from the amazing Laura's blog, Laura's Crafts and More. If you just happened to stop by today, please join in and see some inspiring projects and maybe win a little blog candy too! You can start right here at Joy's Life.com. 

Here is the project I created:
These flowers are from SVG Attic (Autumn Splendor Kit) I scored each leaf individually and ink the edges. I added brads from a (retired) Stampin Up Build a Brad set.
I love how they turned out.  :)


Decorating the vase was quite simple.
I wrapped a piece of burlap around the vase, and gathered it in the middle and tied with hemp. I cut two leaves from SVG Cuts "Leaves are Falling" Kit and inked the edges, and cut an acorn from the Silhouette online store.  To finish off the acorn, I added a little twine bow, and stamped it with a  Joy's Life sentiment from the "It's All Fall Puns" stamp set, which works perfectly for this project.
And there you have it!
I hope you enjoyed my project.

And now onto the FUN part of the hop...
a little blog candy!
One lucky commenter will win a Joy's Life stamp set of their choice.

Woo Hoo!!  How awesome is that??
Just leave me a comment on this post.
For an extra chance at winning, if you are a follower, leave a second comment letting me know.
And that's it.  :)
I will announce the winner next Saturday along with my Joy's Life Design Team post.

Challenges entered:
Cameo Creations: Fall Y'All 
Cut It Up Challenges: Thanksgiving
Kraft Journal: Harvest Time Challenge
Sunday Funday: Linky Party #15
Ribbon Carousel: Holidays & Celebrations
Cardz TV: Happy Harvest
2 Creative Chicks: Thanksgiving
Silhouette Challenges: Anything Holiday
Craft My Life: Anything BUT Cards

Here is the blog hop list:

Joy - Joy's Life.com http://joyslife.com

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all - Frame

Hello everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. 
This week the Joy's Life Design Team shared some amazing Fall themed home decor.
Head over here, if you would like to check it out.   :) 
Here is the project I created for my post:

I found this frame at Michaels for $1. Then, I mod podged some fun paper I had from a DCWV stack.






Using my cameo, I cut the pumpkin and vine from an SVG Cuts file and some leaves from the Silhouette store.
I stamped the sentiment with the Joy's Life It's All Fall Puns stamp set on a die from My Creative Time "Vintage Label Dies" set.
I added a button and some twine to finish it off.  :)

I hope you enjoyed my project today.

Thanks for stopping by!! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Go Team - Pennant

Hello my friends!
Happy Halloween Eve!!

Here is a fun little project I created for the Peachy Keen Challenge.
 This weeks challenge is Fall Sports 3D!!  When I saw that, my first thought was UH-OH... what in the world am I going to create??
After a bit of thinking, here is what I came up with:

Here is a closer look:

I found a pennant shape at the Silhouette online store, then just altered it to have multiple layers. 
The cheese head hat is just a slice of cheese I altered from the Silhouette store.
   The squirrel stamp is from the PK Oct. 2012 Stamp of the Month and the football and Game On stamps are from the newest PK Oct. 2013 Stamp of the Month.

My mother and father will be moving to Michigan next spring, so they will become "cheeseheads"!  I will be giving this to them.
**clarification**  I DO know Green Bay is in Wisconsin NOT Michigan, however, my parents are moving to UPPER Michigan, where I guess there are a lot "cheeseheads".  

I also know our friends at PK are big cheeseheads too!!!  :)

Challenges entered:
Peachy Keen: Fall Sports 3D

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Monday, October 28, 2013

Keep Smiling

Hello everyone! Happy Monday!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. :)




Today is my design team post for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is ANYTHING GOES. The sponsors are is Cardz TV, Designs on Cloud 9, and the Scrap Chick. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is what I created for this linky party....
These cute little sunflowers are from the My Scrap Chick Fall Treat Boxes.
I stamped the faces using Peachy Keen "In the Garden Face Asst" as well as the"Sweet and Innocent Face Asst."
The polka dot papers and Kraft paper are from Papertrey Ink, and the background paper is from CTMH.
The stamped sentiment and label die are from My Creative Time.
I then added some twine and a button from my stash.
And there you have it!!


Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

Challenges entered:
Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute with Embellishment Bingo (I used buttons, ribbon, die cut)

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a HAPPY, CRAFTY DAY!! Lori

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all

Hello crafty friends.
Happy, Happy Saturday!
This week the Joy' Life DT created projects with "bling".
I am really loving all the fall colors right now, so that was the inspiration for my card:

I added some rhinestones and hemp twine for my "bling"!
The sentiment I used is from Joy's "It's All Fall Puns", which you can find at the Joy's Life Store.
I found this fabulous card at SVG Cuts.com.
The card base is paper I purchased at PTI, and all the other pattern papers are digital paper I purchased from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. :)

Thanks for stopping by! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a HAPPY, CRAFTY DAY!! 
Lori

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Fall

Hello everyone!
It's Wednesday night, so you know what that means??
Time for me to rush in my entry for the Peachy Keen Challenge!
This weeks challenge was a sketch challenge, and I LOVE the sketch!!


And here is my interpretation of the sketch:
I used my Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month Kit from Oct. 2012 for the super cute squirrel.
The acorn is a cut from the Silhouette online store and is stamped with an adorable face stamp from another Peachy Keen SOTM Kit from June 2013. 
The leaves are from the Silhouette online store.
The tag is cut from a die in the My Creative Time: Teeny Tag Greeting and 
I hope you like my card today!!

Challenges entered:
Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge
The Kraft Journal: Color Challenge
Ribbon Carousel: Fall or Halloween

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori