Friday, August 27, 2010

A Little Break...

...or should I say sprain!!  I need to take a very short term break and I didn't want any of you to think I had went missing!!

Hannah was playing in her 1st soccer game of the season early this week and took a nasty tumble!!
She ended up in the ER and was diagnosed with a Grade 2 Sprain, torn ligament and bleeding around the Sprain. She is unable to walk as of right now.  She is normally a HUGE help to me with the 4 Little Ones, so with her down....Well I am beside myself to say the least and acting as her nurse!!

Here are a few things to keep in mind until I return:

TODAY is the All That Scraps Release and you are 
gonna LOVE all the cuteness being showcased HERE!!!

August 1 is Claudia and Company's September Release..See you then!!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Pink Elephant - TPE81

I used Inktegrity's On Sail  Digi Stamp:

This week the Challenge is a fabulous sketch designed by our very own Joni Wilson!!
Woo Hoo Thanks Joni!!

That's not the only thing that Joni has done this week...she has given us each a digi from
her WoWza Cute Digi Collection at her Digi Shop...Inktegrity!!

Joni has a super fabulous award for one lucky and randomly drawn winner:
Thanks JONI!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Did You Know...

Did you know that By LORi Designs has a Facebook Group!?!?!?

Sure does!!

Wanna See it?

Look HERE!!

Wanna win some Lollipop Digis?!!?!?? 
All you have to do is leave your link with Mr. Linky below AND share this Giveaway on your 
own FB Profile and/or Blog!!  You are welcome to join the group if you like!!!

On September 15th (the same day as our next Lollipop and Sugar Stick Digi Release at DCRU) I will announce the 3 winners randomly picked to winner 5 Digis of their very own!!!

I attached a banner....feel free to paste it EVERYWHERE!!!! LOL!!! 
Wonder how many more fans we can get?!?!!? Woo hoo!!!
Thanks for all your support!!

Hugs - LORi BOYD

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Copics - How we do it at TPE

The PiNK Elephant is going COPIC Crazy!!

Wooo hooo!!! I am soooo excited...for 2 reasons:

1- TPE is bringing back some tutorial style posts.
Great techniques, projects, tutorials and How-to Posts!!
Arielle, our Tut/Tech/Project Coordinator (yippee) has some fab things planned for you all!!
Today, she has put together our first "How-To" Post and boy did we have fun!!

Here are the Copics I used:
Skin:E00, E21
& YR00

Hair:E47, E49
& E57
Ella Lollipop can be found HERE at my Lollipop Shop or at DCRU.

My little Copic How I do it Tip:

"What kind of paper do I use? Regular Printer Paper!"

Reason #2 - My great friend, Claudia Harvey, owner of Die Cuts R Us is having an AMAZING Copic Sale!!
 Hop over to DCRU for these "Are you kiddin' Me" prices:
$2.99 for Ciaos
$4.25 for Sketch
$4.90 for Refills
It's a perfect time to stock up on COPICS!!!
Hurry because it ends the 28th!!

Be sure to hop on over to the TPE blog where you will find Arielle's Awesome Post 
and the TPE Girls fabulous Samples of how they color and what Copics they use!! 

Thanks so much Girls for your Amazing work!!

Colorful Hugs-

Friday, August 20, 2010

All That Scraps-New Release

Yippeee Fun Fun!!!
Christine of All That Scraps 
has designed the most adorable 
Back-to-School Digis

Take a look at Sweet Emma:

What a Cutie Pie!!

You know you want her too!!

Click HERE to purchase your own B2S Emma!!

C.C. Designs Sugarplums School Emma DIGI Image

C.C. Designs Sugarplums School Emma DIGI Image 

MSRP: $3.00

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ACLP- Scrappy Challenge

This is my second post for the day...if you are looking for
Mo's Dream Team Hop
please scroll to the post below!!

A Crafty Little Place

It's time for another Scrappy Challenge at A Crafty Little Place.
This will be my last assignment for Claudia and ACLP!!
With School quickly approaching...I have decided to simplify a bit more and stepping down from DCRU not only allows me to focus more on my family and our homeschooling, but it also gives me a chance to focus more on Claudia and Co. and being the artist of the Puddle Jumpers!!
Everyday, seems like just a rush to get everything done.  It seems to NEVER slow down!!
Letting go of even 1 thing makes such a huge difference!!

I love all the DCRU Girls and I count Claudia as on of my dearest friends...Thanks bunches for asking me to join you nearly one year time sure does fly when you are having fun!!
Can you believe it's been almost a year?!?!!?
I have to say a thank you to Gwen (known to me as G-Dawg) as well...Thanks Girl for all your mad organizational skills, your patience and understanding...C has a diamond in you!!! HUGS!!

Ok, so on to the Scrappy Challenge...
I had the honor of designing the last DCRU Scrappy Sketch:

I hope you like it and I hope you are able to join us this week!!
Distressing Ink

♥ Hugs and Blessings-

Mo's Digital Pencil - 3rd Thursday Image Showcase Hop

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying the hop!!

The Die Cuts/Nesties or Punches Theme sure was fun...thanks goes out to our wonderful hostess Rosette!!  
If you hopped here from Rosette then you are on the right track!!

Here is the card I made for this month's Dream Team Hop using the adorable Mo Image:
Your next stop in the hop is the super fabulous, Kerttu
Here is the Hop Order:
(That's Me!!)



For details and to see more Mo Manning Images please hop over to her blog!!
You can also keep tabs on all the newest Mo News on her Facebook Page!!
It's she is BEYOND talented!!

Be sure to hop over to the store and get some fabulous stamps of your own!!

♥ Hugs and Blessings-

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Pink Elephant - TPE80

"Ribbon & Sparkles"

This weeks Sponsor is
Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamps!!

The Design Team had the privilege of playing with some of
Melissa's adorable digital images this week!!

The prize up for grabs this week is FIVE digis!!

Here is my card:

For some DID NOT photograph well at all. And I haven't found a moment to retake it, so i decided to just pop it on up here!!! Sorry!!!

I used the PCS Image: Owl Clowns on Unicycle

Hop over to The Pink Elephant to join in the Challenge fun this week!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A New Sugar Stick Digi

Hi Everyone!!

It's time for another digital stamp to to added to the Digi Stamp Collection

Today, we have a Sugar Stick Teacher Set for you

Sugar Stick

By Lori BoydDigital Stamp Set

I have a little treat for you...

A Teacher's Gift with a Tag:

I made this tag using October Afternoon Paper.
And in honor of the Fun Tag Challenge over at A Crafty Little Place this week!

Look HERE for your own Sugar Stick Teacher Digi Set.

Be sure to hop over to the C&Co. Blog to see the full release post which includes
3 fabulous sample by Sheri Gilson and Tracy Clemente!!

♥ Hugs and Blessings-


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Baby Lollipop

My wonderful friend, Sheri Gilson told me about a fun new challenge called
Uhhhh, duhhh...I LOVE Lollipops....soooo I HAD to play along!!
Thanks Sheri Girl!!

If you'd like this Lollipop Digi for me
ourboyds5 at aol dot com

She is $3.

♥ Hugs and Blessings-

Friday, August 13, 2010

Claudia & Company Monthly Challenge #3

Claudia and Co. August Challenge

We have a sketch for you this month:
You can find all the challenge details HERE at the C&Co. Blog

 Here is my DT Card:

I used School Time Lucy - Puddle Jumper Stamp, colored her with Copics 

The AUGUST card kit includes:
*6 sheets of 8.5x11 Prism Papers cardstock*7 assorted sheets of 6x6 American Craft's Blue Skies paper
*3 yards of coordinating ribbon (3 styles, 1 yard each)
*Assorted Candy Dots (regular & glittered)

 Here are a few of the other cards I made with the August Card Kit:

Hope you all like the sketch this month and find time to join us!!
Every month we pick a winner to be the Guest Designer for the Next challenge and to receive a Digital Stamps from Claudia and Company!! YOU could be our next guest!!

♥ Hugs and Blessings-

Saturday, August 7, 2010

All That Scraps

Happy Day Everyone!!

I have some super fun news...
I am apart of the All That Scraps Team as a Digi Team Designer!! 

Here is one of the latest cuties to arrive at ALL THAT Scraps:

Starfish Emma on a Rock
C.C. Designs Sugarplum Starfis Emma On Rock DIGI Image

C.C. Designs Sugarplum Starfis Emma On Rock DIGI Image

MSRP: $3.00
 You can find Emma's Mermaid Friends HERE!!

To see all my Design team Friends Sample go HERE to the ATS BLOG!

I have been a big fan of Christine and her CC Designs
I am honored and excited to design with her talented team of wonderful ladies!!

The All That Scraps Online Store

Christine has an ADORABLE Sugarplums Kit Coming on August 9th

Did you know that she also carries The Puddle Jumpers?!?
Well, she cool!!

Have a blessed day~

Friday, August 6, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Release Hop

Hi Everyone!!

Simply Betty Stamps

It's time to meet Betty's Victorian Beauties!!
I am happy to introduce to you, the ever so lovely...Darcy and Elaine:
If these 2 Gals strike for fancy and you'd like to color some up for yourself then hop on over to the Simply Betty Stamps Store 
to purchase them for yourself!!
oh an djust to let you won't find these two all by their lonesome...they have some friends!!
Continue along the hop to meet each of them...

Here is the hop order...just in case you get lost:

Lori - that's me
 Simply Betty Stamps

 Your next stop is to the super talented NANCY!!!

Here is a word from the fabulous SBS Owner and all the Hop Deets:

Hello hello all! Welcome our Victorian Beauties Release Blog Hop! Today we have six wonderful new digis! I have always tinkered for the beauty and elegance of anything Victorian. So I had to have my own twist added to them! These Victorian Beauties were brought to life for me by a new artist Gretchen Flores. I absolutely fell in love with them when she sketched them out for me! I had them in my head, and started working on them, but ran across Gretchen and adored her style! So I though hey why not have her work on these for me as I work on other images that continue to flow around in my head! I gave her the conepts and she sketched her little heart out! These digis are now available in the shop, and will be made into rubber in just a couple of months along with the Summer Emos! So please check back for rubber updates

What's a hop with out prizes and discounts right? So here it is...
Buy all six new Victorian Beauties for $12.00 using code 06VIC12! Code will expire Sunday August 8th at 11:59 PM PST.

3 Lucky winners will win 2 New Victorian Beauties Digis of their choice by simply leaving a comment on one of our Lucky Blog Hopper's Blog. There is nothing you have to do, just simply comment, and one winner will be randomly chosen. Of course you won't know which are the lucky blogs until we announce the winners! Ha!

2 Lucky winners will win 3 New Victorian Beauties digis of their choice by leaving a comment on any of the blogs as well as here! Those winners will also be chosen randomly!

1 Lucky winner will win all six New Victorian Beauties digis by leaving coming back here and leaving a comment on your favorite card and why. One winner will be chosen randomly to receive all six new digis of the Victorian Beauties!

A Special Announcement from Betty:
Now for something new... When I had my little Jude (21 months now) we were stuck down there for four weeks with his little premature issues! He was first released to us 9 days after his birth, we brought him home... and 2 days later he stopped breathing on us! It was the middle of the night, there was a snow blizzard and the paramedics couldn't get to us fast enough. Thank God my husband has EMT training! He brought him back after 3 minutes! Back to the NICU it was for us until about two days before Christmas! We were just so grateful as a family that we had this little bundle of joy for Christmas. It was long and trying to live in a hotel for the periods he was in the NICU. I live in the mountains and there are no Baby deliveries or facilities for special needs like ours. So, here is the reason for my long babble about my son's birth and the trials... I am expecting again, and have already started with a little bit of complications. However, all is well now and baby is healthy so far. As you can all imagine living in a hotel was expensive, there was a Ronald Mc Donald house nearby that would have helped us with housing for the period he was in the NICU but at the time they were all booked up. We were on the waiting list, but never got in. No worries though! I felt that the people in the Ronald Mc Donald house were in much more need than our family.

It's my turn to help and give back, I know they did not help us, but it was not because they didn't want to, when Jude was born there were 85 babies in the NICU!!! 85!! That was 85 families in need. I want to help, because I felt we were blessed with Jude and him over coming his issues. I also want to help just because... no reason needed right? So... here is what I would like to ask of all you wonderful ladies... I would like to make 100 sales... of course more is always welcome! 100 sales of all 6 new images with the discount of course, out of those sales I am going to give half, that's right half of the money from the sales to the Ronald Mc Donald house adjacent to the hospital where Jude was born, which is where this one will be born as well. And not because I want something back, but because the families that are there are in need. There were so many families that their babies didn't make it. It brought me to tears time after time to see empty beds a couple of da ys when I visited my baby while in their NICU. It seemed that almost every other day a baby was lost. It brought me to stop crying cause my baby was very healthy despite his episode! So, I hope this make sense to you all, and hope you can all help me give back a little to those in need. Thank you for reading my story and thank you for taking the time to make a purchase! Now onto happier times and a hippity hoppingSB

Thursday, August 5, 2010

ACLP- Scrappy Challenge

Time to get Scrappy with it at
A Crafty Little Place

It's an honor for me because it's my first time joining in this fun bi-weekly challenge!!
I used EK Success' Grasshopper adn Cookie Paper Collection...cute name huh!?!?
Well, a name that cute had to have cute paper designs...and it does:


We used a sketch this week designed by our very own GWEN.

Hope you all find time to join us!!

Hugs and Blessings -