Saturday, February 28, 2009

OCC - Sketch Challenge

Good Saturday Morning to you all!!
Today is Saturday and what does that mean? OCC Day!! That's right another OCC Challenge!! It's a sketch challenge and I am having a blast with sketches...I can't believe I had never tried one until recently and now I LOVE'em!!!

Stamp Set: Stamps and Smiles - Sleeping Bunny
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White

Tools: SU! Spring Bouquet Punch (Small Flower in big flower), SU! Scallop Edge Punch, SU! 1'8" Circle Punch, SU! buttons, Cuttlebug Embossing Border Folder, Heat Gun, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, SU! Marvelous Markers, Brown pigment and SU! White Gel Pen

Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 4 at Stamps and Smiles!!

Egg Hunt!!!!
This is another cute stamp set from Jennifer at Stamps and Smiles!!

Hop over to the SAS Blog in time for the Grand Opening of the SAS Store today!! Hooray!!

Hope you all have a hoppy fun day!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Valerie Salmon Sketch

I can't believe it....Valerie Salmon has done a Sketch
for the Cuttlebug Challenge . If you follow my blog you know that I have recently done my first sketch, I have always been super nervous about following sketches, but know after having to do my first one on the OCC last week, I am finding sketches so much fun!! I have been a huge fan of Valerie's for some time now, I have always stalked her blog, wanting to try one of her sketches or even her Got Sketch? Classes, but never felt brave enough to try...until now!!
I love Valerie's Style and her Studio is to die for, so when I got the opportunity to join in one of her Sketch Challenges...Oh You know I was there!!!

I love this Sketch!! I think this is an awesome sketch for a Scrapbook Layout, but I think in order to join the challenge it has to be a card, so I made mine into a card, however I have plans to do this same sketch as a Scrap page as well. I can just see a photo above those buttons to the left a little.
Thanks Valerie for a fun and awesome sketch!!

Day 3 at Stamps and Smiles!!

So Sorry, I didn't have this up sooner, but I have been caring for a house full of sick little ones and not feeling very well myself.

Well, I don't know about you but my favorite part of Easter was ALWAYS painting the eggs. This new stamp set from Jennifer Meyer at Stamps and Smiles is perfect for all of you egg coloring fanatics out there (myself included of course). I had so much fun. You just have to get this set Eggstra Special, which will be available Friday!!

Here is Stamps and Smiles Sketch 3:

I hope you all are playing along for your chance to win BIG!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Birthday MJ

IIttt'sss "HER" Birthdayyy! IIttt'sss "HER" Birthday!!!

Happy Birth-day To ya!!!

Today is my little sister's birthday, I can't believe she is 31 or that I am 35. it doesn't seem possible. It feels to me we are all still as young as we were in the photo below!! I love my family! I love my childhood!! I love that God blessed me with these siblings!!

Happy Birthday MaryJane!!

I LOVE YOU forever my little sister!!!

SAS - Sketch Challenge 2

This is certainly a "packed full of fun" week.
We are already on Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge 2. Don't forget to play along with all the sketches, then upload them to SCS using keyword SASSC2 for a chance to win a stamp set or the entire collection from SAS owner Jennifer Meyer from Jennifer's Sweet Designs!!

Stamps Set: SAS Mama Bunny Loves Me
Card Stock: Stampin' Up! Apricot Appeal and Whisper White
Designer Paper: Magnolia Paper Pack
Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug Embossing Border Folders - Just My Type
Tools: SU! Table top Cutter, SU! Scallop Edge Punch and SU! Paper Snips
Accessories: SU! Crystal Effects, SU! Marvelous Markers, Misc Buttons and Brown Pigment

All five sets will be available on Friday, February 27th.

Day 2 at Stamps and Smiles!!

Mama Bunny Loves Me

I'd like to say a very big Thank You to everyone who is helping to make this a fantastic week for Jennifer Meyer. Some of you may have the dream to design your own stamps, I know I do!! Jennifer has made her dream a reality and I couldn't be happier for her. The kindness that all of you have shown her, the nice warm welcome and all the support you will continue to give is so appreciated by Jennifer. She is so kind and is so excited to bring to all of us this awesome new stamp line. What a big step she has taken!! An investment for her family's future, not just a new stamp line!! Jennifer I am so happy and completely honored that you have picked me as one of your Design Team members and as one of the people to share your adventure with, but most of all I am happy to call you friend!!
Congratulations on a job well done!! I pray God continues to bless you and your family!!

Be sure to hop over to the Stamps and Smiles blog and show Jennifer some love!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Reveal

I am so excited to announce that I am on a NEW Design Team called Stamps and Smiles. Jennifer Meyer from Jennifer’s Sweet Designs has created a
NEW line of stamps & they are SO sweet!!

I have to say that I don't normally use clear stamps, as I am a huge fan of Stampin' Up! and the clear stamps I have tried in the past haven't always been the best quality. This is certainly not the case for Stamps and Smiles, I am so impressed with the quality of these stamps. Their durability is amazing!! I have had so much fun coloring the images and I know you will enjoy as well!! I can honestly say that Jennifer has went out of her way to make sure that every detail of her new company is perfect, that you, her customers have the best quality products, the cutest stamps and a place to play and have fun!! Her new blog is absolutely adorable and I can't wait for you to see all the pink and polka dots!!

Meet Jennifer's Cuppy... she is sweet and ready to live at your house!! Post a comment telling me what you think of this little cutie and I will enter you in a drawing to win the stamp set below!! I will combine the comments from yesterday's sneak peek guess and announce the winner later tonight!!

The winner has been contacted and Jennifer has all your info and will sending out your new little Cuppy Set tomorrow!!

Thank you all for playing along! Be sure to head over to the Stamps and Smiles blog for more chances to win!!

Here is some more fun news...Not only do you have the chance to purchase these awesome stamps, you can also participate in the Sketch Challenges!!! Are they just the cutest sketches you have ever seen?!?!? This whole week, the Design Team & I will be showing you samples from the NEW release along with 4 sketch challenges for the chance to win NEW stamps from the release. Check out the Stamps and Smiles blog for more information.

Stamps and Smiles

Here is this week's Sketch:

And here is my card for the Sketch Challenge:

Play along and you could win a FREE set or the entire release.

The Pink Elephant Challenge #3

Challenge # 3 is here at The Pink Elephant!!

This week the challenge is a Sketch by our very talented Design Team member
from Carol's Paper Playce

Thanks Carol for an awesome Sketch!!

I hope you all find time to play along!
Terri from Bella Bun and Company is sponsoring our prize this week.
She is awarding Top Card winner with a small Uppercase Living Transfer and a blank Paper Bag Album!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

OCC Challenge - Use a Tag

Hello Everyone!! OCC time again!!
The challenge this week is to use a tag somewhere on your card.
How simple and easy is that?
So go get a tag and stick it on your card, then head over the the OCC for this week's challenge!!

Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Barley Banana
SU! Stamp Set: Everything Baby
SU! Designer Paper: Holiday Happenings
SU! Ribbon: Baja Breeze Double-Stitched
SU! Scallop Edge Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Paisley, Buttons Border
Miss Elizabeth's Scrapbook Embellishments: Baby Tag
SU! Clear Embossing powder, Heat Gun, Brown Pigment and Natural Hemp Twine

This is a little treat, a sneak peek of something good on it's way!!
This is the first sneak peek, another will come tomorrow and then Monday will be the big reveal!!
Believe me you won't want to miss it!!

Take a stab at guessing what the secret is and you will be entered in a chance to win a sweet prize!!!!
Winner will be announced on MONDAY along with the Big Reveal!!

Good Sunday to you all!!
Sneak Peek #2 time, don't forget to comment on what you think the big secret is!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #2

It's that time again...The Pink Elephant Challenge time!!
The entire Design team and I were completely flabbergasted at the response The Pink Elephant received last week. I was hoping that everyone would love the blog and that someone would play along in the challenge, but I honestly never imagined that TPE would be this big of a HIT!!
Woo Hoo!! It is because of all of you, your support and participation!!
Thank you very much for helping to make TPE what it is!!
I really mean this...Thank You All!!!
I am excited to see what is in store for TPE in the future!!

~"All That Glitters" ~
is the title for this week's challenge. Tina came up with this challenge idea and I am so glad she did. The object of the challenge is to use anything blingy, anything with sparkle, anything dazzling!! It was super fun and as you can see I went sparkle crazy!!!
I even used Shrinky Dinks, SU! Flower Punch, Heat Gun and Dazzling Diamonds to make those little flowers!!


SU! Card Stock: Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Cool Carribean, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black
SU! Stamp Set: Warm Words, Crazy for Cupcakes
Cuttlebug Machine
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Tools: SU! Flower Punch, SU! Oval Punches, SU! Scalloped Edge Punch, Heat Gun
Accessories: Crystal Effects, SU! Marvelous Markers, SU! Beads (Pink, Clear and Green),
Shrinky Dink Paper and SU! Dazzling Diamonds

Saturday, February 14, 2009

OCC - Sketch Challenge

Good Valentine's Day Morning! The OCC's challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge. It was my very first sketch challenge. I enjoyed it! It was so much fun!!
Hope you enjoy looking at this card as much as I enjoyed making it!!:)
Head over to Our Creative Corner to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations!

SU! Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink
SU! Designer Paper: Candy Lane
SU! Sentiment Stamp: Love You Much
Cut out the hearts out of Very Vanilla, Cuttlebugged them with Swiss Dots, then layered them on SU! Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip.
I Cuttlebugged the Very Vanilla square with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Hearts.
Then sponged on a little PIP and CC Ink with a make up sponge.
Added Chocolate Chip double stitched ribbon and topped it all off with crystal effects, just to make it pop!!

Here's the Sketch...Give it a try for yourself!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My New Scarf and Blog Candy

I Love Scarves!! I like to wear pretty scarves. I have lots of colors. Normally, my Mom makes my scarves for me...I see a yarn I like and she makes a scarf just for me. Yesterday, I got a NEW scarf and it wasn't from my Mom....It was from my friend Bekki!!! I love it!! It is a beautiful color...a color I don't have. She used black and a Charcoal Eyelash Yarn. It has such soft texture and lovely dimension to it!! I wore it tonight to a 31 party I went to and I wore it with pride!!! Thanks Bekki!!

Ya'll wanna see my new scarf.....Tah-Dah!!!

I also wanted to let you all know about some Really, Super, Fantastic, Awesomely Awesome Blog Candy over on Christine's blog!! Hurry over and get a chance to WIN!! Woo Hoo!
Go get some Candy!!!!!!
And don't forget to take a peek at her Retreat House!!! Super Doper Nice!
Want more candy?? Ok, you asked for it!! It's really pretty an comes from CAZ at A Load of Old Blogocks!! It's a cute Nintendo DS Skin!! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hannah's 1st TPE Challenge

I had to show off the card that my daughter, Hannah made for The Pink Elephant's 1st Challenge. She has begged me to be on the Design Team, of course I had to say No!! I told her she could make a card, enter it in the challenge, but she was not allowed to win because she is my daughter. She was so excited saying, "Ok Ok Mommy, I will make a card...I don't care if I can't win a prize...being in the challenge is my prize!" She gave me a hug and a kiss and off she went to make this card!! I hope everyone is this excited about TPE!! LOL!
I must say I am so proud and very surprised, as she made this all on her own!!
Woo Hoo, Hannah you Rock!! Mommy loves you!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

OCC Design Team

Wow!! I am so excited to be on the OCC Design Team!!
Yes, you read that right...Me, designing for THE OCC!! I know you are thinking, LORi on a Design Team with those talented girls from the OCC?? I was thinking the SAME thing, but Jennifer herself called and asked me personally to join them...of course I said, YES, but boy am I NERVOUS!!! I did my card for their first challenge, which was to Design a card with your favorite Embellishment!! Here is what I came up with, I hope they liked it, but more important I hope YOU all like it!!! Tah-Dah!!!

TPE- Challenge #1

Good Day to you all!!
As you may have seen over on the The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog
I accidentally scheduled the post date a day early so it is up toady instead of tomorrow!!
That's good news for all of you, for now you all have an extra day to complete your entries!!

Above is the card I made to inspire you. I hope it works!!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Pink Elephant

It's finally here...the Big Reveal Day!!
As I told you before my friend Robin and I have wanted to have our own Challenge Blog for some time now. Just wanted to start it at the right time, with the right Design Team. Well, after some planning and work we feel this is the right time and we KNOW we have found the right Design Team.

SOOOOooo, without further adieu...I'd like to introduce The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog!!! YaY!! Click on this banner to hop over and check out our NEW Blog!!! Yipeee!!

Ella the Pink Elephant copyrighted2009LORiBoYD and Banner Design Copyrighted2009RobinWillis

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sneak Peek #3

Here another Sneak Peek!!
We are so excited about this and can't wait to share with all of you!!!
I know ALL of you are gonna have a lot of fun!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sneak Peek #2

Here is another sneak peek!!

What am I up to now?

My friend Robin and I have been tossing around an idea for awhile now and just recently got the nudge or push we needed to make it happen. What am I up to now? I can give you a hint, but I can't let the cat out of the bag YET!!

Hint: It's bigger than a mouse, but smaller than the Empire State Building.

Here is a sneak peek:

Come back later for another sneak peek!!
Saturday is the Big Reveal!!!
Don't Forget!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Good-Bye Cuttlebug Blog! Hello New Adventures

I must let you all know that my time as a Cuttlebug Design Team member is over.
I have decided to resign.
I feel God is directing me in other directions.
It was fun and I feel so blessed to have met all these girls on the team and to even be able to call a good handful of them friend. I can also say that I have been able to met a lot of new blog friends through your visits to my blog!!
Thank you all for your amazing support and outpouring of kindness!!
I appreciate you all!!