Saturday, April 28, 2012

Best Buddies Bookmark - Joy's Life DT post

Happy Saturday!! Today I am sharing a fun little bookmark I made for my post on the Joy's Life Design Team blog.  We were asked to use any of Joy's new stamps on any project of our choice.  I wanted to challenge myself a bit and use a cartridge AND feature I have never used before.  I decided to go with the Cricut Sophie cartridge and use the bookmark feature.  I really LOVE the shape of this one!  I added the super cute popsicle image and sentiments from Joy's new set called Sweet Popsicle Puns.

Here's a closer look at the stamps:

I cut the bookmark 2X at 2.5" width using CCR and my Imagine .  I used chipboard that I had saved from some packaging to help make it a bit  more sturdy.  The pattern paper is from the Cricut Imagine Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.  I stamped the sentiments and popped up the popsicle image with pop dots (and added some Liquid Glass to the popsicle), inked the edges, then added some twine and a button to finish it off! :)

You can see all of Joy's awesome stamps right here.  Plus, you can find some more great projects at the Joy's Life Design Team blog.

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WINNER and a card!!

Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am posting a card I did for the Joy's Life Design Team blog AND I am posting the winner of the Joy's Life Teacher Gift Blog Hop!!  Woo Hoo!!  I want to thank everyone who stopped by and left me such sweet comments... you know that totally makes my day! :)  I would also like to welcome my new followers,  I am so appreciative and honored to have each and every one of my followers.  But enough of that sappiness (although it's really true)... I am sure you just want to see who won right??? Well... I used to pick the winner, and the lucky commenter is................... IS.............. #20!!

jessica said...
What a super sweet project! Loving the papers and love the sentiment stamp! A perfect teacher's gift!!

Congratulations Jessica!!  Please email your address and your choice of Joy's Life stamp set  to got2bcrafting at gmail dot com    You can find all of Joy's awesome stamps right here.

And here is a card I created for the Joy's Life Design Team blog.  We were asked to create a project celebrating LOVE since it is Joy's Anniversary this month.  :)

Isn't this just the cutest sentiment??  This stamp is from Yummy Puns. 
You can find this set and all the other AMAZING stamps right here.

Also, don't forget to stop over at the Joy's Life Design Team blog to see what inspiring projects some of the other DT members have to share.

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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Joy's Life Teacher Gift Blog Hop!

Hello  ... thank you so much for joining us today for the Joy's Life Teacher Gifts Blog Hop.  If you just came over from the very talented Laura's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop by today, please join in on the fun and start from the beginning at Joy's Life.  There is LOTS of great inspiration along the way, as well as AWESOME blog candy!!  Woo Hoo!!

Today I am sharing a fun project that I have made for both of my DD's teachers over the years.  The teachers always LOVE this little gift and I always LOVE how easy it is!!  :)

I used two of Joy's new stamps from the set TAG YOU'RE IT - TWO

All you need for this project is a clear acrylic frame (got mine at the Dollar Tree), some pretty paper, a post it note pad, some strong adhesive to hold the pad, any kind of embellishments you would like, vinyl for personalization, a pen (optional) and of course, some of Joy's awesome stamps for the perfect sentiment!!

Now for the SUPER yummy blog candy! 
The winner of my blog hop candy will be able to choose ANY (in stock) stamp set of their choice from Joy's Life!!  How awesome is that!!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, along with a way to contact you, and be a follower of my blog.  I will be post the winner on Tuesday!!

I hope you enjoyed my project today, now it's time for you to hop on over and see what fabulous project Megan will be sharing.

Here is the line up:

Lori:  (that's me!)

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

Friday, April 20, 2012

Guest Designing project for Liz!

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing the project I did as a guest designer for Liz at Liz's Paper Loft.  As you may already know, Liz had surgery last month and asked some fellow crafters to step in and post on her blog while she is recovering.  I had the pleasure of meeting Liz last year, and she is just the sweetest!!  I have been a big fan of hers for quite some time, and I can't wait until she is fully recovered and back to crafting!  I miss seeing her amazing work, and if you know Liz, then I am sure you are too!

For my project, I created a frame that I will be giving my mother on Mother's Day.  This is the first altered frame that I have attempted, and I can't believe how easy it was.  I am definitely going to be making more!  The best part is, the frame only cost $1 at Michaels... gotta love it!

All of the paper and the white floral rub on is from my stash of old Stampin Up products. The flowers were created using the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and the greenery is from Prima. I used the Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge for the font, which was cut out using vinyl. The polka dot strip is punched with an SU punch and I added a little ribbon and pearls ...and viola, it was done.  Now I just need my girls to cooperate and take a  nice picture to put in grandma's frame... wish me luck!

Don't forget to go hop on over to Liz's blog and leave a comment so you can be entered to win some yummy blog candy!

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

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A treat for you - Joy's Life DT post

Happy Tax Day!!  Well...I hope it's happy for you. :)  Today I am sharing a fun little candy tube project.   Joy at Joy's Life sent  these great tubes for the DT to use in one of our  projects and I was really excited because I had never created with these before.  I had a lot of fun making this one, and I know I will be making some more in the near future!  I was able to use some of Joy's new stamps and I totally LOVE them!

Aren't those stamps AWESOME!!  If you haven't seen Joy's new release... YOU MUST GO SEE THEM, you are going to LOVE them... trust me!

Stamped sentiments and small heart on tag:  Joy's Life Sweet Popsicle Puns
Heart image:  Joy's Life Joyful Hearts
Tag: Sizzix Tag
Paper: CTMH
Cricut Embossing Folder

Don't forget to join us April 21st for the Joy's Life DT Blog Hop. Hop along for some fun Teacher Appreciation Day inspiration + some great giveaways too!!

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Bear Hug!

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and fabulous Easter!  We had a great weekend... spent lots of time with relatives. :) 

Today I am sharing a card I made for my post over at Joy's Life Design Team blog. If you have not visited the blog before, you should check it out.  The gals on the DT are amazing and share very inspiring projects everyday!!

We were asked to create a card/layout using an animal. I knew I wanted to use the Bear Hug stamp from Lots of Pun, so I went in search of a cute bear image on one of my Cricut cartridges.  When I saw this bear from the Slumber Party Lite cartridge... I thought it was perfect!! The bear looks like it is giving a big Bear Hug!!  This card was quite simple to make and I think it turned out pretty good! :)

Stamped Sentiment:  Joy's Life "Lots of Pun"
Cricut cartrdige:  Slumber Party Lite (bear)
Cricut Imagine: Good Old Days (all patterned paper)
Misc.:  Trendy Twine, IRock gems, white gelly roll pen

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

HOPpy Easter pillow box - Joy's Life post

Hi everyone!!  Just a few short days and the Easter Bunny will be hip hopping his way into our home. Our girls are sooo excited!! :)    I must admit, I am pretty excited too.

Today I am sharing the project I created for my post on the Joy's Life Design Team blog.  I made this fun pillow box to hold some yummy Easter treats.  The treat box is actually quite large; it was made using my Cricut Imagine and set at fit to page on a 12x12 paper.   I created the stamped sentiment using stamps from two different sets of Joy's stamps.  The "Hoppy" is from Lots of Pun using the Hoppy Birthday stamp (I masked off the Birthday) and the "Easter" is from Holiday Occasions stamp set.  You can find these stamps and all of her other awesome stamps here.

Stamped sentiment: Joy's Life Lots of Pun & Holiday Occasions
Face stamp:  Peachy Keen
Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed (bunny), Art Philosophy (pillow box & egg)  MS All Occasion Cakes (grass)
Cricut Imagine Cartridges for patterned papers:  Imagine More Cards, Baby Boutique, Good Old Days and Bubblegum Stripes

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps:  Candy containers
Scrappy Moms Stamps: Easter Theme
Fantabulous Cricut: use an egg
My Crafty Spot: Easter
My Creative Time: your choice
More Than Favors: Wacky Wednesday

Please stop over Joy's Life Design Team blog and see the amazing projects by the other DT members.. you are sure to be inspired!! 

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