Monday, December 28, 2009

C4C and TPE w/ a bit of Mo!!

This week at The Pink Elephant you have your
choice of 2 sketches.  Hope you find time to join the TPE Fun!!!

Our sponsor is Totally Stampalicious and the owner, Joycelyn is
awarding 1 randomly drawn winner a $25 Gift Certificate!!
Wow!! Toad-ally Awesome!!


As for Crazy 4 Challenges....Our December hostess, Joanne
has a fabulous sketch as well!!  And here is my card using her Sketch!!

I used Nook and Pantry Paper from my favorite
paper spot...Die Cuts R Us and the image is a Mo's Digital Pencil Stamp "Prairie Girl".
She is a doll and can be found HERE.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

DCRU Blog Hop

It's an exciting day!!! Claudia, owner of  Die Cuts R Us has decided to host a super fun Holiday Blog Hop!!
Her very first actually, she is very excited, so I hope you all will show her some some Christmas Cheer!!

 If you are just landing here, please start from the beginning HERE. Remember to comment on the blogs and gather all the "key words" from the DT blogs! You will get to unscramble them at the end of the hop and email the "phrase" you come up with to SammyeJo at  for a chance to win a prize from DCRU!

There are so many items on my Christmas Wish List from Die Cuts R Us!  I hope several find there way under my tree this year! One of my favorite items at DCRU is the Paper, Well, I actually have 3 faves - Paper, Embossing Folders and TGF Stamps, but my Abso Fav is PAPER!!  I LOVE PAPER. I just can't get enough and DCRU carries such a wide variety of quality paper AND Claudia now carries CARD STOCK!!! WOO HOO!! 

Today I want to share with you a Hop Down Memory Lane.  Since, I have 3 favorites from DCRU and I love working with everything i have gotten from DCRU, I made a slideshow of all the things i have created with DCRU products over the last 3 months!!  You may want to pause my blog music below, before you start the show!!

Now, for my Key Word:  care

Be sure to leave a comment today and good luck to you on winning the DCRU Prize!

Off you go to the next stop on this Holiday Blog Hop! The talented and super fun Sarabeth!!!!! 

Happy Hopping!!!

I also want to wish you all a very Christ filled Christmas!!  Remember hat He is the Reason for this Season!!  I pray blessings for you all!!!

Hugs - LORi BOYD

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bee Crafty and C4C

has a fun challenge for you this fortnight....CIRCLES!!! 
I love Circles and I love Merrigan's designs so this was a fun combination!!!!

I used Bee Crafty's Seated Bunny for a cute little Christmasy Circle Card!!!

Saturdays also bring lots of craziness, sooooo hop over to  
where you will find us creating TREAT BAGS or BOXES...woo hoo!! Too much fun!!

I used my Ella Lollipop (along with a sweet little candy cane accessory to make her festive)
to decorate my treat box!!

Snowy Hugs-

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mo's Digital Pencil - Dream Team Blog Hop

It's the third Thursday of the month and that means time for a another fun  
Blog Hop brought to you by Mo's Dream Team.
Mo actually designed a brand new never before seen image just for today!!
It is being released today and is now available in the Digital Pencil Store.

Introducing ...

Our wonderful December hostess, Suzanne has challenge us Dream Team Girls to create a Pop Up card!!  WOW...I have to admit this is my first Pop Up card and I actually forgot about it being a pop up card until the last minute (guess I was too focused on this adorable image), sooooo I hope it looks right and that you will all forgive my speedy craftsmanship!!

It is now time to hop on to the fabulous and super talented, Shell for more "Reaching for the Stars" Inspiration and peeks!!
Reach for the Stars
Reach for the Stars
Reach for the stars baby on the earth

Have a Wonderful Thursday!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Pink Elephant #45

This week at The Pink Elephant
the challenge is a theme and the theme is

Winter and/or Christmas

I once again used some plates I have made...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C15

Good Saturday Morning!!  It's Crazy 4 Challenges Day...and it is an absolute blizzard over there at the C4C Blog!!  This week our December Hostess, Joanne Grzelak of Inky Ocean Gazer has challenged us to create something with a Snow Theme...that means we can do Snowmen and/or Snowflakes!!!  Woo Hoo...So FUN!!

The Crazy Girls were nice enough to allow me to "kill two birds with one stone" by posting a picture of one of my Christmas Plate Orders.  I am still totally swamped and struggling to get all the orders painted, baked and delivered, soooooo this really helped me out!!

Hope you enjoy my  
Snowman Family Plate.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful, snowy creations from the other Crazy Girls!!

Have a beautiful, wintery Saturday!!

Snowy Hugs-

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fresh Brewed Blog Hop - New Release

Fresh Brewed Blog Hop

Although, I am super busy and still swamped with orders, I am delighted and honored to create a few cards for my great friend Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs.  Heather is so very sweet and supportive...such a wonderful friend!!  She has some of the cutest images ever!!  Her shop Fresh Brewed Designs is packed full of those cuties and today she is adding more....Woo Hoo!!  So go grab a cup of "Joe" and enjoy Heather's Blog Hop celebrating some fabulous new designs!!!

These were so fun to color....I had a blast creating different personalities for each girl!! WOW!

Heather asked if my, Hannah of Hannah Bug would like to design something for the hop and of course she was super excited to, sooooo HOP over to Hannah next!!!!

Hugs -

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bee Crafty 19- Christmas Extras

I am late!! I am late...for a very important date!!

Lately, I feel like a chicken with my head cut off...seriously!!
And so what happened?
I totally forgot about posting my Bee Crafty project!!!

Bee Crafty 19- Christmas Extras

How to play: This fortnight you must make a craft item NOT A CARD which could be considered a 'Christmas Extra' e.g., festive decoration, gifts, gift tags and wrapping... So it;
  • Must be something other than a card
  • Must be festive (or for Christmas e.g., as a present)
  • Must include digi somewhere
You don't have to use a 'Bee Crafty' image. Submit by Saturday 19th December (Midday UK) by posting on your blog and commenting below.

The Pink Elephant #44

Good Monday Morning Everyone!!!
I am still under a ton of Christmas Orders but I am thankful a few have been delivered. For now I have a quick post for you featuring...

The Pink Elephant Challenge #44

Our Sponsor this week is Your Next Stamp and the owner Karen has some
adorable images for you, along with a great prize and a special discount to all TPE followers!!

Hop over to TPE for all the details!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mo's Digital Pencil

I have a few little Fairies for you!!

Tuesday's Child
Tuesday's Child
Tuesday's child is full of grace

I made two of them into Christmas Fairies...with the help of these beautiful Papers and Copics from Die Cuts R Us

I have been feeling very guilty about not getting enough Mo's up for you all to is sad because Mo's Images are actually my very favorite to
color EVER...ummm, err, second very fav behind
Lollipops (which I haven't had any time to work with either)!!!

Click for Mo's DREAM TEAM Blog

I will be M.I.A
I am so Thankful for my Christmas Orders this year, but to tell you the truth juggling DT work, 5 kiddos (3 of which I home school) AND the orders, not to mention regular Mommy and Wife duties.....I am a bit over whelmed (to be honest utterly exhausted too), so I have scheduled several posts in the next little bit (this is one of them), but I will be a little M.I.A for the next week or 2 until I can get these orders done and delivered for Christmas!!

Here is a sample of one of my Christmas Orders:


I have 2 Birthday Girls
It's Hannah's 13th Birthday and Ella's 5th was yesterday!!!
Hope I can find time to give them a small celebration.

Hope you all have a fabulous week!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DCRU - A Gift

It's Challenge Time at Die Cuts R Us and Claudia has challenged her DT to create a gift.

I made a tag for my English Toffee Cocoa Cone Gift.
Behind the tag is the recipe and directions for making 2 delicious mugs of Cocoa!!

I colored TGF Stamp - Twinkle Tots MADELYNN with Copic Markers - R22, RV42, E93, E31, E43, E57 and E47 and Nook and Pantry Paper - Rolling Pin

It's a perfect time for this challenge, so I hope you all find time to join us!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Pink Elephant #43

The Pink Elephant Challenge #43

Color Me Wonderful
Use your Favorite Coloring Medium
(Markers, Watercolors, Colored Pencils, etc)

This week is C.C.Designs Week at The Pink Elephant.
I love Christine Wooden's Stamps!!! They are absolutely ADORABLE!!!
I'm soooo thankful to have C.C.Designs as this week's sponsor!!
Christine has recently released new Winter Sugarplums,
hop over to the ATS Blog for more details!!

The All That Scraps Online Store
has lots of goodies, at great prices, so be sure to visit!!

I mixed these sweet little images with some gorgeous papers found at Die Cuts R Us!!
Who has a great Cyber Monday Sale going on all day!!!

Scroll down for my DCRU Product Spotlight on Christmas Paper!

DCRU- Christmas Paper

Die Cuts R Us - Product Spotlight

This week for DCRU, I had the priviledge of working with one of my favorite things....Paper!!!
The Christmas Paper at DCRU is on sale Today.... in honor of Cyber Monday!!

Although DCRU, has a large selection of fabulous papers in both 6x6 and 12x12 sizes... I chose a few samples to work with and showcase. They are all high quality and very easy to coordinate with the card stock I use on a regular basis!!

Look HERE to find complete post and HERE for the DCRU Online Store

I also used the Basic Grey Buttons on all 3 of my cards!!

Hope you enjoy them and have fun at today's Cyber Sale!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop

I am so honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with some adorable images and to have "met" Kimmie herself!!! She is as sweet as can be and such a pleasure to work with...Thanks Kimmie for this chance to join in your blog hop fun!!!!

Today marks the release of the December images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! There are 4 new images from Crissy Armstrong, 4 new images from Annie Rodrigue, two new sets of sentiments and two new images from a brand new artist, Jean Grant! You’ll get to check out all the images throughout our fabulous blog hop!!

If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

Cindy and Mindy
"Small Talk"

Aren't they just the cutest stamps ever?!?!?!?

I know you wanna see more, so hop on over to
Nikki Fairbairn
for her samples of Kimmie's Masterpieces!!!

Thanks so much for hoppin' and don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win!!