Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tree-mendous wishes.... all a glitter!

Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am sharing my project I created for my post over at the Joy's Life Design Team blog.
This week the DT is going "Glittery and Bright". Well, I just happen to LOVE anything glittery, so this was perfect for me!!  
 I have to say, trying to capture sparkly glitter in a picture is NOT easy... especially when it's kind of dreary outside.  I don't know if you can tell, but I used glitter paper on the background and on the Santa hat. I also added EXTRA glitter on the tree and the snow!!
 I stamped the sentiment on shimmery pearl paper:

Supplies used:
SVG: Scrapping Bug Designs
Sentiment Stamp: Joy's Life "Oh Christmas Puns"
Glitter paper: DCWV Christmas Glitter pack
Cardstock Base: Core'dinations Pearls
Black ink: PTI True Black
Misc: Stickles glitter, bakers twine, Goosebumps, and white gel pen

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
 I wish you all a very happy and SAFE holiday season!

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peeking Teddy Bear and Embossing technique

Hello crafters... Happy Wednesday!!
I am super excited to be sharing my project I created for my post over at the Joy's Life Design Team blog. Not only am I sharing my card, but also a little embossing technique, you may or may not have seen before. :)
First, here is my card:
Did you notice the embossed background??
 This look is accomplished by using white core cardstock and a sanding block.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock:

And the final look after sanding:
You can also emboss your die cuts to add texture, like this:

I used Joy's "Oh Christmas Puns" for the adorable sentiment:
Aren't those fonts amazing??
I just love that stamp!!

Supplies used:
Joy's Life stamps: Oh Christmas Puns
SVG images: Scrapping Bug Designs
Base card cardstock:  Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Textured cardstock: Bazzill
Smooth Cardstock: Stampin Up
Ink:  PTI True Black
Glossy Accents
Sanding block

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh Snap! - Gingerbread Treat Bag Topper

Hello crafters,
 Happy Wednesday to ya!!!
Today I am sharing the project I created for my post at the Joy's Life Design Team Blog.
Every since I got my Joy's Life "Oh Christmas Puns" stamp set, I have been wanting to create something using the stamps I used on my project today. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, except originally it was going to be a card. When I found out this week we were creating "food" projects , I thought this would work perfectly for a treat bag topper.  

I just think these two stamps together are kind of funny! :)  One moment all happy and singing and then next moment... well, you can see what happened! LOL!

 There is actually three stamps used. 
The "fa la la la la" and "Oh snap!" are from the "Oh Christmas Puns" and the "..." is from the "Everyday Occasions" set.
You can find all of Joy's products, right here.

Supplies used:
Gingerbread men: Silhouette Online Store
Sentiment Stamps: Joy's Life
Paper: My Minds Eye
Face Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps
Ink: PTI True Black
White trim on gingerbread: Snow Writer
Misc: Stickles, SU Brads, white gel pen

Go Fish Challenge Blog: #30 Christmas
Scrappy Moms Stamps: Christmas Time

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hello crafters!!

Welcome to the Joy's Life "HAPPY HOLIDAYS BLOG HOP".  You should have just come from the very talented and creative Jennie's blog. If you just happened to stop by today, and would like to join in on this super fun hop, you can start at the beginning at Joy's  You are sure to see lot's of great projects and some yummy blog candy along the way. :)

We just got our Christmas tree yesterday, and I always like to have at least one new ornament to add to the tree every year.  This year I thought it would be nice to make a special ornament for my husband.  When I saw Joy's Wintery Puns stamp set, I knew I had found the perfect stamp!! :)
Here is a closer look at that adorable stamp:

I also added a couple of cute stamps (from the same stamp set) on the back as well:

It was really difficult to get a good picture of the image inside the ornament because of the glare, so here is what it looked like before I put it inside:

I love that I can always find the perfect sentiment for my projects with Joy's stamp sets!!
You can find all of her awesome stamps at the Joy's Life products page.

Now, how about a little blog candy??
Just leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite holiday is. 
If you are a follower of my blog, leave me another comment letting me know, and get a second chance at winning. :)

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you enjoyed my project!
Your next stop along the way is our amazing new DT member Debbie at Bugjuiced
Trust me, you won't want to miss seeing her blog, so keep on hopping. :)

Here is the line up:

Challenges entered:
Cut It Up: It's a 3D Holiday
Peachy Keen: Ornaments

Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori