Thursday, May 31, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch - DS54

It's Thursday and time for another fabulous sketch challenge by Jen Shults at 
The Deconstructed Sketch

Here is the sketch:

I once again used her fab sketch for a Digital Scrap Page. FUN!!

Hope you all find a moment to join us this week!!

Blessings - LORi

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Easy Canvas Prints Review by Lori Boyd

I must admit before going any further that this post is near and dear to my heart.  I am posting today about a new found love...putting my photos on canvas...LOL.  
I am CRAZY over my 6 kiddos.  Whether God blessed us with them via biological birth (our 3 oldest) or by growing them in our hearts and then placing them with us once they needed a safe home and a family to love them (our 3 little ones)...I'm head over heels for all of them!
We have recently been walking through one of the most worrisome situations we have ever faced.  Last Sept 15th, God placed a precious little one in our home and hearts.  Since, then we have faced fear I do not wish on anyone!  We have had moments of weakness, when fear and worry has consumed us, but prayer (our own and that of our loving, supportive family & friends) and giving the situation to God is what has held us during this time of lessons and growing!
We know without a doubt that God has great and mighty plans for each of our sweet children and the smallest little bundle is no exception!
I have ALWAYS treasured my photographs, I remember as a child traveling from one country to another with my Military family...we were allowed to take one special thing on the plane with us, my special thing was always my box of photos.  Not much has changed since then...the only difference is I treasure them even more because they are mainly of those 6 Little Blessings I spoke of above.
Going through the last 8+ months...I think I treasure them even more (if that is possible).
I treasure them more because there may come a day when that sweet, precious, innocent baby boy that God placed in our lives, may not be able to stay in our home.  There are lots of hands in this pot and not everyone allows themselves to be guided by our Heavenly Father.
You never know what is around the corner, the best thing we can do is trust
 our Lord and Savior as we walk.
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Wow, to be honest I did not sit down here with the intention of writing this, quite this way, but since it poured out, I'm gonna leave it. I guess it can be the prologue (letting you know how important photos are to me and why this canvas means so much) to my more upbeat, intended post. 
I actually planned on writing a fun, yipppeee, happy, excited post to let you know how extremely pleased I am with my new Easy Canvas Prints Canvas.

I was contacted by Easy Print Canvas, offering me canvas in return I was expected to write a review here on my blog letting you all know what I thought.  Which after 5 years working for Olan Mills Portrait Studios and my husband still employed by them, purchasing canvases for ourselves and selling many, many, many...I "knew" in comparison, the ECP was not going to be anywhere near the quality of that I was used to at Olan Mills!!

This kid crazy, picture takin', photo lovin' Momma of six will now be slathering Easy Canvas Print canvases ALL OVER our home!  I am AMAZED at the quality...far better than I even hoped it would be! Seriously, there is no way I would put my name on something if I wasn't thrilled with the quailty!!
 Not only was it super simple to order (the hardest part was picking the photo I wanted to use), but it shipped quickly too!
I will no doubt be ordering MORE (okay, I admit it...I already have...hee hee)!
Not only for our home, but these will make the BEST GIFTS - Christmas, Birthday...Oh my Goodness Father's Day is coming up soon...this would be PERFECT!!!

My photo does not do it justice, but I had to show it off...Eeecckkk, I love it!!
They even finish it off so nicely on the don't even need a frame.
It's gorgeous just the way it is...

I was so pleased and impressed, I signed up to be an the banner above (right under my blog header) there you will be taken to the website.  Take peek around, click on START YOUR CANVAS for pricing and details.
It is super easy!
If you have any questions feel free to email me at:

This is a special weekend for, fun, togetherness and MEMORIES...let 
Easy Canvas Prints help make those memories into a treasured heirloom.

You are going to LOVE your canvas, so order away!!!

Have a blessed, safe and fun weekend!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

DS53, MMC & Sweet Shoppe - SCRAP PAGE

Good Morning Y'all!! 
Have you been wondering where I am??
Hee hee...these early, almost summer days have me scrambling to get 
finished up with our schooling!  The little kids are actually done...Hannah just has one final thingy 
to finish up and are summer bound!!  I am so thankful to be able to homeschool and stay at home each day with all 6 of my babies!  I love them so!!

Okay, so on with today's agenda...

It's time for The Deconstructed Sketch...a new one and it's a keeper!

Of course, you all know Jen designs these sketches as Card Sketches, but honestly they are perfect for scrapbooking as well!  You are welcome to use them on your scrap layouts too and share with Jen and the Deconstructed Girls HERE.

Here is the sketch:

I used a kit from The Sweet Shoppe called 
Sweet Summertime by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
and a photo of my sweet Ella, taken this past Saturday while we visited 
my family to celebrate my Daddy's birthday. 

I am entering this layout into the My Memories Challenge this week:  In a Word

Thanks for visiting!
I'll have another post for you later today!!

Hugs - LORi

Friday, May 18, 2012

ADFD - Mama Love

It's Friday and that means a new release from Tammy at 

I used Mama Love for the image on my card.
It's only one of the fabulous new images Tammy is releasing today.
You can find the others HERE at the A Day For Daisies blog or HERE at the shop.

Have a Fabulous Friday!!

Blessings - LORi BOYD

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS52 Sweet Flower Girl

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS52

It's time for...
The fabulous sketch this week :

I used the sketch to make a Digi Scrap page .
I just love that I can easily use Jen's awesome sketches is my scrapbooking.
This page is of my baby girl, Ella.
This time last year, she was the flower girl at one of my good friend's wedding.
I love this photo of her...I love digi scrapping!!
I used a kit by  Mari Koegelenberg, I crazy over her style and am really happy with my kit purchase at The Sweet Shoppe.
I created this page using My Memories Software.
You can take advantage of the discount code I have in my sidebar to receive $10 off your software and an additional $10 to spend in the MM Shop in kits. 

Be sure to hop over and join in the DS fun this week!

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Friday, May 11, 2012

ADFD-Vintage Circus

Hello Friends!
It's Circus Time...a vintage circus...what fun!!!

Tammy's new release this week is all about the fun of a vintage circus.
I picked Mrs. Pig to work with...doesn't she look lovely all dolled up in this sweet ensemble?!!?
It makes me giggle!

You can find the rest of the new release and all the challenge details HERE

Blessings & Hugs - LORi BOYD

Thursday, May 10, 2012

DS51 and Saturated Canary

Happy Happy Thursday! 
It's that time of the week, when we get to enjoy a fun sketch from 
The Deconstructed Sketch
I really like this sketch...when Jen posted it I knew I would like working with it!
I used a Saturated Canary image called  Smash by Krista Smith.

You can find Jen's sketch - DS51 HERE

Have a wonderful Day. 

Hugs - LORi

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BLD Tuesday Post & ISSC14

The Tuesday BLD Post is up and full of inspiration!

I picked Hannah's new Bug & Roo Lexie to use on my card.
She is a sweetie pie and that lil' owl on her shirt is just too cute!

I used the fun sketch at
I Spy Sketches for my card design.

Have a fabulous day!

Blessings -LORi

Monday, May 7, 2012

MM and TPE147

I used a kit called 

Thrifty Finds by Mari Koegelenberg (this paper is super yummy)

at The Sweet Shoppe

The photo is a of my 6 blessings on a TRAIN CABOOSE 

I designed this layout to submit into the challenges at 
for this week's The Pink Elephant Challenge
The challenge is All About Mom

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Scrapping Day

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, I decided to make a page in honor of 
my greatest jobs...being a wife and a Mommy!

My Mr. Boyd is one amazing and wonderfully made just for me Man of God.
It is an honor to be his wife.
For those of you who do not know, I have 6 wonderful babies, ages 15y to 8 months.
We are blessed by these 6 precious lives and we are thankful everything that each 
one of them brings to our family.

Hope you are enjoying all the NSD festivities, gathering lots of fun 
freebies/goodies and enjoying the fun games and challenges!

 Have a blessed Saturday!


Kit: The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn at The Sweet Shoppe
Layout: from my head...hee hee
Photo: Me by Mr. Boyd

Friday, May 4, 2012


 How cute is this sweet image from this month's ADFD's Club Kit?!?!
Super CUTE, I say!
His name is Sir Carl Clown and he was fun, fun, fun to color!
You can find all the details of the May Club Kit HERE.

I finally played along with I Spy Sketches...been meaning to for some time now, but after a little chat with the sweet and talented, Kim Teasdale and seeing the super cool sketch....I knew this was the week to get started!

Here is the fab sketch:


Thursday, May 3, 2012

DS50-Lollipop Tubin' Taylor and Ribbon Carousel

Happy Thursday Peeps!

It's that time of the week, when I create and post a card following a fabulous sketch 
by the equally fabulous Jen shults.
It's The Deconstructed Sketch Thursday...YAY!!

 I used BLD digi stamp:

This week is a sponsored week and our sponsor is:

You can find all the DS50 details by clicking below:
Have a GREAT  Day!!