Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What a great Christmas present this would be!

Especially if it was free! It looks like it would be a lot of fun, doesn't it? I'd love to have one and they are giving one away over on the Lifestyle Crafts blog. Click the link at the top of the photo to pop on over and enter.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we here at L are giving away an L Letterpress Combo Kit , valued at $150, plus your own custom printing plate, valued at $39.99. Included in the kit is everything you need to be on your way to letterpress bliss. Here's what's on the table:
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birthday Fabulous Blog Candy!

Hi Everyone,

Monday was Chris Olsen's Birthday and she is having some outrageous blog candy! Just click on her name to go see what you have to do to enter to possibly win it! Oh my goodness, I want to win it all!

Happy Birthday Chris and thank you for this great opportunity!

Hugs Lori

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Even though I know my Mother won't see this card here on the internet, (not a pc person), I thought I would share it with you! Today is her Birthday and she is 72 years young! Please don't tell her I told you that! LOL! Actually, I don't think she would mind me sharing how young she is!

My mothers favorite color has always been blue and every year I struggle to make a card with blues! Blue is one of my least favorite colors and funny thing is that Pink is too! But I decided to go out of my box this year and went for the Pink and green! Except for some slight flaws that just make it look hand made, I think it came out o.k! What do you think? Please leave me a comment and give me your opinion. I would love to know what you think of this card.

This is my first time making a card with my new Large Deckle Nestibilities! Also, I used the small Oval Nesties and a Cuttlebug Slider Die for the word Mom. I just love that set! I used Bazzill Basics Card Stock, with Basic Gray Designer Paper. All inks are Versacolor Pink and Green Tea! Pink Grograin ribbon that I bought at Hobby Lobby!

Stamp Credits: Mom~ My Sentiments Exactly, Tulip~Penny black, Happy Birthday~Studio G.

Well, Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I will be able to have something to post for you tomorrow! Have a great day and a great weekend! Happy Stamping!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Win A Shopping Spree with The Scrapping Cottage!!

How would you like to win a $250 shopping spree at the Scrapping Cottage? That's right - the winner will get to choose $250 worth of products at The Scrapping Cottage! Just click on their name to check it out! Hugs Lori

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sharing a Fabulous New Stamp Company!

You see this cute banner here! If you click on it, it will take you to a brand new stamp company that just opened this week! All four of their first sets, include Dawgs, Hawgs, Frawgs, and Brawds! They are whimsical and hilariously funny! I am sure the creators Joycelyn and Becky would love to have you come and check them out! Don't forget to bring some spending money to help these ladies get a roll on!
Hugs Lori

5 Hours later...Ugh!

It took me 5 hours today to figure out how to get the Feedburner box added here to the right side! Boy, am I wiped out! So if you like me....please sign up for my feeds! sniff! Sniff!
Hugs Lori

Love them ATC's

Hi and Happy Sunday!

Did I tell you that I have developed a mad passion for ATC's! Such a great art medium and has really sent my mojo in the right direction!

So, today I thought I would share some ATC's that I made for swaps on an ATC group I am on. Not a lot of wording...just sharing! Hope you like them! I you have any questions, I would love it if you leave me a comment and will respond. Have a great day! Hugs Lori

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Convention Goodies!

Hi and how are you today!
I really am going to try to start blogging more than I have been lately. This post won't be long though!
Today I want to share with you my goodies! On Saturday I went to our local Stamping & Scrapbooking convention hosted by Heirloom Productions.
Most of my day was spent doing some really fun make-n-takes, which I will share in the next few days!
My favorite place to shop was at Marco's Paper! Did you know that they have a blog? It is so cool to watch as they share about the convention I just went to!
Anyway, funds were very low, so I only bought a few things (Spent less than $25.00...not bad eh!). Could you do that?
I don't know if you know this, but my Cuttlebug is my absolute favorite tool to use, especially with embossing folders. Here is the new folder I bought called "Bird Call". Isn't it cute!
My other favorite tool are the Nestibilities....Oh how I would love to have them all! Well I bought my 3rd set on Saturday! The funny part is that I had others in mind when I went. I knew that I was going to buy one set before I even got there, but I was thinking of either a labels set (The one I wanted had just been cleaned out) or a rectangle set. I really wasn't crazy about the rectangle choices, so when I saw this large Deckle set, I new it was perfect for me! I have always loved my Deckle Edged scissors, so this was just ideal. Aren't they purty!!!!
The neat thing to is that Spellbinders has now inserted a card inside with sandwiches to all machines. I thought that was really cool, even though I have mine already figured out with my CuttleBug!
I will also share some ATC's that I made with these new SpellBinders, Nestibilities soon too!
Thanks for stopping by and I would love a comment if you care to leave one. Hugs Lori

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Card share & Happy Birthday Nicole!!

Hi Everyone,
I know it has been forever since I last posted, so I thought I would share these Happy Hopper (Stampabilities) cards that I made for a House Mouse Swap I am having on my group! I know they are not a Mouse, but since Fall is around the bend, I thought this would be a great image to use. The images are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol (Oderless mineral spirits). The Frame is cut using my Sizzix Scalloped Frame die and the paper is very shimmery. It is hard for me to tell you who's cardstocks I have used, as I have had them for a long time. I have recently discovered that I just love this shimmery c/s. You can stamp directly on it too and the look is stunning!

This is the same image done in Red and the frame was run through my Cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots folder.
Hope you like them and I will try to post more often. Now check out Nicoles Birthday Blog Candy!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLE!!!!!!! Monday was Nicole's birthday (Owner of Inky Impressions), and in honor of her birthday, she is offering up some serious Blog candy.Click here to head to Nicole's blog to enter her blog candy!
Also, Inky Impressions is starting their sneak peek tomorrow Be sure to check out the DT members blogs. They are amazing.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Orange you glad we are Friends! I am!!!

Hi all,

Sorry I have been MIA so much. Here is a card share for you! I got this great card from my friend & group member Judy. It is for a monochromatic swap and her color was orange! Isn't it great! Hugs Lori

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I can't believe it........

It has been a whole month since I posted! I bet you thought I got lost! You can attribute it to spring fever, I guess! I have been kind of meloncholy and wanting to do other things, that I should do and don't!

I joined a fabulous ATC Group and have been having soooo much fun there! My 1-1/2" Notebook collection is about to go to a larger 4 or 5" Notebook! I have had ATC fever for the past month and ran one really large swap on my Group, The StampersUnite. I had 200 of those little fabulous pieces of art on my kitchen table! Wanna See........

These are 2 deep! Isn't that amazing! They were all so wonderful too! I was so proud of my group members. They followed all of the rules and everyone did such a wonderful job of following the rules and getting them to me. One was pretty late, but not through the fault of poor Karyn. She paid more that $15.00 to send it over night and it got lost in the land of the postal system for 3 weeks! I think they sent it by slow boat to China!

Here is one that I made (very happy with the way it came out), with a TJ technique called "Chalk Lines".....I just love this techinique! Now my new TJ Newsletter arrived yesterday and I have bunches of ATC's to make and I want to try to use some or all of the TJ techniques on them! That is my challenge project for the next few weeks!

I could say a lot more, but if I do, I won't get anything accomplished today! I hope you enjoyed the pictures and thanks for stopping by!

Hi Patti...thanks for stopping by and giving me a boot in the tail to get back here sweetheart!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Best Blog Candy Ever!!!!!

Hi Eveyone,

I know I have been MIA a lot lately. Have not been feeling to well. I have had a lot of flu symtoms and have been extremely tired, which has just made my mojo take a little break. I will have a couple of great cards I received soon to share with you, I promise!

In the meantime, Debbie at "Passion for Crafts" is celebrating her one year Blogaversary and already has 62,000 hits! That is fabulous! I really want to win this one, but I will let you try too! LOL! I would post a picture of the Candy, but I want you to work for it! Teehee! You must go check out Debbie's blog yourself! Just click on her blog name above to go there!
Have a very Happy Stamping Day!

Hugs Lori

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Erika's Blog Candy!

Hi again!

I am on a blog candy day! LOL!

Erika from "Ink, Cut & Fold" is having blog candy too! You must go play with her today! Here is a picture of the loot! Have fun!

Blogaversary Candy!

Hi all,

Bev at "All the things I love" blog is having some super blog candy that I want to win! You can go leave a comment here if you wish too! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs Lori

Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Candy at Rachels

Want a chance to win some blog candy? Rachel is giving away a $25.oo Stampin up gift certificate. Hop on over and join in the fun! Have a nice day! Hugs Lori

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Blog Candy Announcement!

Hi friends,

Wendy at Paper Therapy is having a Blog Candy Give away of this great New Basic Grey Collection. Woohoo! Go check it out! Big hugs & have a great day! Lori

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Color Swap Card!

Here is a card I made for a color swap I am in. The colors are Kraft, Black, Red & White Creme for the image! I used some pre folded Kraft card stock for my card base. Then took the red piece and ran it through my Cuttlebug in the Allegro folder. Then I took my black document ink pad and ran it over the whole piece. I had some music note brads and attached them. The image is from Stamps Happen, a D. Morgan Design. I have had that stamp for quite some time and never used it. I love music and most of all I love God, so this is what I chose to use. You can't see it in the picture, but I used my Sekura gelly roll glitter pen in the notes and on the dots in the image to give it some sparkle and bling! I hope you like it!

Do you have stamps you have yet to ink up? I have lots of them and just need to get the time and mojo to play.

I would love to hear you comments or suggestions, so please leave one and thank you for stopping by! Hugs Lori

Blog Candy Winnings!

See the picture below! I won these goodies on Vivienne's Blog, Crafting Haven and the goodies arrived yesterday! Vivienne is celebrating her one year Blogaversary! Happy Blogaversary Viv and thank you so much! The picture does not do them justice! I can't wait to play with them! Hopefully today! I have listed below the picture what is there!

There is..... Red gems, Basic Grey 'Sugared' paper pad, Papermania clear stamps, a pad for either paper pricking or for using as a cushion for stamping, a packet of charms and a 20 yard reel of Beresford's dusky pink ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a very happy day!!!! Lori

Monday, March 23, 2009

New card to share!

Hi, well I finally have another card to share with you! It is based on this sketch #70 from Tamera's Sketch's
It is from 2008. I think! Anyway, this sketch was the hardest for me to do. It was the cutting of that shape. Then when I finally got it cut, I realized that I had done it backwards! Ugh! To late, was not going to do it again after wrecking numerous pieces of paper and it still is not a great cut. You can't see it in the picture, but the black has a gold background stamped on it and that is why I didn't want to waste it. Anyway, aside from my obvious blunder, what do you think of this card? Isn't it cute!!! I just love that little Bee Hive and had so much fun coloring it, that I made some ATC's with it too!
I used my small circle Nestibilites on the Bee Hive Piece and the bottom pc is from a Marvy Scalloped Oval Punch (Borrowed). I honestly can't tell you about the paper, except that I adore it and only have one quarter sheet piece left....Boohoo! Don't you think it is perfect for the Bee Stamps? I do! The Bee Hive Stamp is from Hero Arts, Bee Seeing you is Museum of Modern Rubber and the little Bee in the left hand corner is a PSX stamp (Sadly no longer in business). The yellow card stock has ridges in it and is from Marcos Paper (surprised I remembered that, since I have had it for a long time) It is one of those that I only have a few of and have hoarded forever! I have decided to stop hoarding stuff and use it! Why else did I buy it! LOL! I hope you like the card as much as I do and would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment! I may make another one, slightly different (Because I am not going to try to cut that piece ever again!), because I liked it so much, that I will make one to keep! This one is already flying to Canada and should arrive there soon!

Thanks for stopping by to see me and have a great evening! Hugs Lori

Monday, March 16, 2009

I know! Valentines Day is over for some time now!

I would have to say I am stuck on Love! LOL!
Actually this first card is my 3rd and final card for a Stair Step Swap on StampersUnite! The theme was not for Valentines day specifically, but once I got started, I figured I might as well do Valentines for all 3! Can you tell that I really have a hard time making duplicate cards, exactly the same! I know I can do it, but it is not my style to repeat things over and over. If you look at previous posts, all 3 cards are different. This also depended on what I have to work with. The only stamp used on this one is "For Love" from "Annette Allen Watkins". I don't know if they are still in business or have a web site! If you have any information on it, could you let me know.
I used a Nestibilities scallope oval an used some body art bling around the scallops! This was quite a job adhering each tiny little stone! I have fingernails and the stones kept crawling under my nails. Shows how coordinated I am, huh! This card will be on its way to Canada tomorrow with some goodies with it! I don't think she checks my blog and if she does, she will just see her card ahead of time! LOL! I hope you like it and will comment on what you think about it. I have really been trying to be more blingy. Did I make it?

The card below is going to Kim a Clearly Inspired! I told her I would send her some instructions that I have on using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Well, as usual I am late!
Anyway, the card is a Spring card that I found on Dawn Griffith's Stampin Studio! If you click on the link, it will take you directly to her video to make this card. I think this is such a fabulous, easy, fun card to make! Hope you like it!

Well, this should be the end of the Valentines cards that I create for the year! I am putting my box with my stash of heart goodies away for awhile! Whew! I bet you are getting sick of them! I know I had enough and will start on some other stuff today to share! Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Finally a card to share!

Well, I finally have a card to share and another one in the works! I made this for Christina for a Stair Step swap. She has received it, so now I will share it! I am trying to go out of my box and be a bit more Blingy! I have tons of stuff that I hoard and decided to get busy using it! Do you do that? I bet you do too! I would love to hear what you think of my blingy..ness here, so please leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and mini folder and CB Love folder, Angel Sizzix Die Stamp: Rose...Mostly Animals. Handmade gold envelope, Fiskars Punch, Gold sticker, Doily and store bought red feathers.

Three Clovers Designs: Time For Some Blog Yummies!!

Three Clovers Designs: Time For Some Blog Yummies!!
With St. Patrick's Day Looming around the corner...5 days to be exact, what a great place to go for Blog and fabulous Eye Candy than Three Clover Designs! Go check it out! Hugs

More Blog Candy to Share on Three Clover Designs!

With St. Patrick's day coming in 5 days, what better place to find blog candy, than on Three Clover Designs! Go take a peek and join in the fun!

I will get back to the art work soon! Hugs Lori

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Crafting Haven: My Blogaversary!

Crafting Haven: My Blogaversary!

More Blog Candy!

Its me again! Here is some more Blog candy for you! Viv at Crafting Haven is celebrating one year of blogging! Hugs Lori

10,000 Hits Blog Candy!

Hi Everyone!

Kristen over at Scrap Creations is having some great blog candy to celebrate 10,000 hits on her blog! I fear I will never get 10,000 hits! LOL! Go check it out!

Have a great Saturday! I may have some art to show you later today!

Hugs Lori

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Stamp TV

I just had to share this in case you haven't already seen it. Gina K. Designs has created Stamp TV, which is fantastic!!!! I will be adding the blinkie to my sidebar! I think you will love it! Go check it out when you have time! Lots of videos and more! You can load your video, pictures and much more there. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs Lori

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hi All,

Bev at All things I love is having some fabulous blog candy! Go check it out!

Monday, February 9, 2009

More Blog Candy!

Scrap- Creations is giving some fantastic Blog Candy! Go check it out!

Elusive Images Blog Candy Alert!!!

Have you seen the new Elusive Images Butterfly sets being released? They are gorgeous and incorporate element of Collage, Sillouette, Flowers, Flourishes and of course Butterflies! They are to die for!

They will be giving one of these sets as blog candy, so hope on over, take a look and make a comment. Who knows you might win! Or maybe I will......LOL! Can't win if you don't try! Hugs and Hava A great Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lovely Valentine!

Hi Everyone,

I received this stunningly lovely Valentine from my special friend in "Jesus", Sally and just had to share it with you! It is done on a CD and I took the picture on red card stock, which really shows its beauty!Thank you my sweet friend! Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the Eye Candy!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I WON! I WON! WhooooHoooooo!

Hi all!
I am so excited!!! I just got a post from Jackie at Just Stamp it! and I won her fabulous blog candy! I am just jumping up and down with excitement!!! I never win anything! Well, I guess I can't say that any more! Weeeeee!

Here is what I won
And this.................

What a great give away, Huh! I still can't believe it! Thank Random.dh for me Jackie! What a great guy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Hugs Lori

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friends Art received!

Hi Stampers & Bloggers,

I thought I would share someone else's amazing art work today! I received these 2 great cards today from Jackie & Becky. They are dear friends and members of my group....The StampersUnite aka SUG. The cards were from them for 2 different swaps that are running right now.....The Stair Steppin Swap and Our monthly swap with the theme of die cuts. Thank you Jackie and Becky!Above Stair Steppin Card by Jackie!
Below Monthly Die Cut Clear Card by Becky!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Here is a card that I made using the Bandanna Techinique from Techinique Junkies! I had so much fun making this card and especially that I made it for my sweet friend Judy aka Tinker Bell. I did this a while back, but was to pleased at the way it came out, that I thought I would share it with you. The center stamp is from the Studio G set I spoke of in my last post and the fun background stamps are from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Thanks for stopping by to take a look! Big Hugs and Have a great day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sharing a "Shadow Box"

The 4 pictures you see below are of the same card. I was trying to take enough pictures, so you can see the whole card. This card is called a "Shadow Box" card that I got from Dawn's Stampin Studio...her link is to the right sidebar under my favorite blogs!

This card is sooooo fun and easy to make. I punched it up a notch from Dawn's by using my small circle Nestibilties to punch the opening and the inside piece. This card is made by using 2 pieces of c/s in you choice of colors. Scor at 1/2" and 1" on each side. Cut your hole in the middle and add what you want to show through the window, decorate the outside if you wish....Then using sticky strip adhere the ends together. Then push the ends in towards the middle and the card opens like a shadow box. You can flatten it back out to mail and the receiver can push the ends together, so that they can display it any way they wish to. Can you just imagine the possibilites with this card. Sorry for the blurry picture. Sometimes I am more camera challenged than others!

The Stamp in the middle that I used is from Studio G, which has 4 Thank you type Stamps in it! I also used a staple on the front from my EK Success Stapler. They sell these at Michael's and come with the neatest staples and a little Acrylic piece with a flower behind it (don't remember who they are from though).

I hope you like the card and would love your comments or if you make one, I would love to see your version. Just let me know where you post yours and I would love to go see! Hugs Lori

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I know Christmas if over..........

I know Christmas is over, but really wanted to share these cards I made with you. I am trying to get myself blogging more often (like daily if I can!). This first one went to my sweet Mother-in-law. I am so pleased with the way it came out. I have been working on changing the way I do things on my cards and adding new design elements (at least to me). The snowflake is a Sizzix Die and that will probably be the only one I cut...boohoo! Try as I might, I can't get the die to cut any more so that I can actually us them. I have run it through my CB 4 & 5 times to get a good cut and still have to fight to get the snowflake out in one piece. It is part of a set of 4 and the other ones cut o.k., but this was my favorite one. The circle is from my Nestibilities small circle die set and I pierced holes in the scallops and then took my white gel pen to the holes. Dont' you just love the saying! I stamped it before I ran it through my Cuttlebug. The stamp is from Stampendous.
I made this one for my oldest Granddaughter. Is the Santa Cute!
This is for my youngest Grandaughter!

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment! I would love to hear what you think! Now I need to go get some more current cards done! LOL! Have a nice day! Hugs Lori

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Locks of Love!

I just wanted to share with you what I did yesterday (Friday)!
Went and had the hair all cut off to donate to Locks of Love so that Cancer patients can have real hair wigs created for them!

I did this to honor my friend Sally, in the hopes that her cancer is still in remission. God Bless you darlin and I am praying for you.

The cut was free because of it being for LLL! But I did give the sylist a good tip and still spent $10. on a hair care product, so the salon still made a little $$$ from it.

This first picture is how long it was before it was cut.

This one is the hair that was cut off! They took 10-1/2 inches!And below, you can see the final result. Oh.....look at the Gray! Won't be there long though!
I really am glad to have it short. My hospital stay a couple of months ago made it really aggrevating to have and my hair grows so fast that it will be back in no time at all. I did this 3 years ago and they took 12 inches and left about an inch and a half left on my head. So you can see how fast it grows. I average about 4 inches a year. That is a lot of growth!
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs Lori

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Had to share this great gift!

I had a swap on my group called "Mystery Scavenger Hunt Christmas Swap. I have run this swap numerous times and it is a loved and very successful swap! The way the swap runs is that once sign ups are complete, each week I call out 5 items and the players are to pick one of the 5 and place it in a box. At this time they have no idea who they will send to. I give them their MSH at the end of the swap. The MSH has no idea who sends to them until the package is delivered. It is such a fun swap, but since I am running it, I can't play (no secrets for me! (LOL)
List Mom's out there feel free to use the concept and if you need more info just send me a post!

Anyway, as a thank from one of the members "Jackie" who played she made and sent me these great note cards!

Here are 2 pictures...please forgive my crummy editing. Still need some practice here!

This one below is more of a close up! She also made me envelopes! Aren't they great!Jackie made this with her Justrite Stamper Monagram set (sorry, don't have the link off hand). I really want this set now! What a fabulous gift! I probably won't have the heart to ever give them to anyone! Thank you so much Jackie!