Thursday, April 30, 2009

SAS - Sketch Challenge 13

Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge #13
where all the fun is, on this lovely Thursday!!
Hope you will find time to play along using the cute sketch that Mercy has created for
Jennifer Meyer's Stamps and Smiles weekly challenge!!

BTW, If you can keep a secret...I'll tell you what a little cupcake told me! Stamps and Smiles has a Cuppy-licious Week planned for all you, starting Monday~ May 4th!!
So mark your calendars and remember to stop by
Stamps and Smiles Blog
to see what Jennifer has in store for you!!!

TPE - Bleach Technique

I am excited to be this week's Tu-Tu Tutorial designer at
The Pink Elephant
My tutorial is more like a technique. It is Stamping with Bleach.
Here are the 2 cards I made as samples.

Stampin' Up! Stamp Set: "Bronc Buster"
Stampin' Up! Card Stock: More Mustard, Basic Black and Pixie Pink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Paisley

SU! Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
SU! Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White and Pixie Pink

Be sure to head over to TPE for all the details.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My New Header

As you can all see, I have a new blog header. It was custom designed by Robin Willis. I love how she displayed some of my work and I am crazy about the way she made my header look like a CARD, how cute!!! She noticed that I love buttons, that my favorite color is pink and was able to incorporate that into my header.
I LOVE it!!

She is very affordable and super nice to work with. Robin also designed the Header, Banners,
DT Photo Banner and Watermarks for The Pink Elephant.

She even made TPE Blog Hop Banner

I love her work!!
If you need anything to make your blog or photos all cute and fun or elegant and lovely, even fresh and funky...
Robin Willis is who you need to contact!!!

I am soooo excited because I have put in an order for some new custom watermarks!

Project Tuesday - Project #2

Project Tuesday is here and this week Jennifer Meyer has us doing a
sweet little Free Standing Card. Hope you can join us in the fun at Project Tuesday!!

Stamps and Smiles Stamp Set - Cuppy Love
Stampin' Up! Cardstock - Pixie Pink
Accessories: Threading Water Fiskers Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Argyle, misc. ribbon, misc. button, Stampin' Up! Marvelous Markers for hand drawn plaid, crop-a-dile

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stamp Club - March

Hey Everyone!!
I forgot to post this last month, so I thought I'd go ahead and post it now!!

TPE- Challenge #12

This week at The Pink Elephant, we have a Sketch Challenge for you.
We are using an adorable sketch created by Senior Design Team Member Carol Houghton. I really really like this sketch, it probably has everything to do with the fact that it has scallops on it. I LOVE Scallops!!

I loved it so much, that I had to do 2 projects!!!

A sweet little long card using the
Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kit "2 Sweet"
I am thinking I may end up putting the front of the card on a 6X6 scrap page!
If you know me, you know that I am crazy about Paper Bag Albums!!
For this, I used Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kit "Sweet Nothings".

Both of these kits are totally fabulous. The SU! SS Kits go so far, you get soooo much for your $. If you have never purchased one, well, you just gotta'!! They are only $19.95! Contact me if you like to order one or both!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stamp Club - April

These are the projects I supplied to my April Stamp Club!

OCC - Favorite Color Challenge

Create a project using your favorite color combo, that's the new challenge at the OCC.
How often do you get to do a challenge using your favorite colors? I loved this challenge!!
Our hostess this month is Silke, so hop over to Our Creative Corner and join her fun challenge!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

SAS - Sketch Challenge 12

Here is my card for this week's Stamp and Smiles Sketch Challenge for The Fresh Batch!! Hop on over and give it a go!
I know I have went a little tree crazy this week, but you gotta love Stampin' Up! stamp set "Trendy Trees". They are just so darn cute!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Trees A Crowd and CC215

I am back for another post. Late last night and today, I went a little challenge crazy...I got my SAS Fresh Batch Sketch done early (that NEVER happens)!!
Here is a sneak peek at what is to come in the morning:

Then, I decided to do my very first Splitcoast Stampers Challenge. I did this weeks
Color Challenge - CC215
Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Basic Gray

Followed (this morning) by my very first Scrappy Frogs Challenge (see post below).

And then topped it all off with another first and another first
Caardvarks Challenge. Trees a Crowd!! I loved it!!

I think...I really really like challenges!!!

Scrappy Frogs Challenge

Here is a cute little challenge blog I just found...
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog
This week their challenge was an Inspiration Challenge

The inspiration is the little Slice machine!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Project Tuesday - Project #1

Hi Everyone!! I am excited to announce that I have been asked to design for Jennifer Meyer's new adventure...Project Tuesday!!! I feel it is quite unique, as everything you see on Project Tuesday will be projects. Nothing overly difficult, just some projects with a little more oomph!! then we put into card design. For the first project, Jennifer chose a Double Pocket Bag. I have to admit I was a bit nervous at first, but it was so easy and fun. I will certainly make more of these cute little bags. They are perfect for Birthday Gift Bags or any kind of Gift Bag!! How neat to be able to coordinate the colors and theme with the occasion.
As you can see it is perfect for gifting one or 2 of the Stamps and Smiles new releases due to be released soon!!
Go ahead and join in the challenge this week and you will have your bag ready for your
next gift giving opportunity!!

TPE- Challenge #11

It's Monday and time for
The Pink Elephant Challenge #11
This week we are doing something a little different...It's a take your pick type of challenge. the themes to choose from are "For Mom" (a Happy Mother's Day or Happy Birthday Mom Project) and "Don't Throw That Away" (in honor of Earth Day, Recycle Project). You can submit 1 project or 2 projects, your choice....double chance to win!! Hop over and join us!!

Here is my Mother's Day Project.
I painted on a dinner plate, does that count as recycling or reusing?? If not, I plan on adding my recycle/reuse project later today.

copyrighted2004-2009 LORiBOYD

Here is the Reused Project

I made a 12X12 Scrap Page for Landon.
I used a Clothing Tag from a shirt I bought him awhile back!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

OCC Challenge - Reuse It!!

Hey Everyone!! This week on the OCC we are to Reuse!!
My card might be kinda funny, but I had fun putting it together!!
You'd be surprised at what there is that can be Reused!!!

What did I reuse you ask....
1. The white stripes are strips of old snail adhesive tape paper
2. I torn the gingham strip of ribbon off of something awhile back
3. The puffy feathery reddish thing is a pom pom thingy that feel loose from one of Ella's house shoes (shhh! I stuck it on with chewing gum) Nah! I thought about it but I didn't
4. The big pink circle is a cute price tag from one of my undergarments
5. The pink card base was a base of another card, I just torn it apart and reused it!!

I hope this inspires you to Reuse something and join in the fun at
Our Creative Corner this week!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SAS - Sketch Challenge 11

Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge #11

The Fresh Batch

Stamps: The Greeting Farm and Stampin' Up! Bunny Hugs
Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pixie Pink and Ballet Blue
Misc. Ribbon, Buttons and Designer Paper
SU! Marvelous Markers
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Club Anya - Blog Hop

Yippeeeee!! I am super excited about the Club Anya Blog Hop!!!!
I have to admit...I am CRAZY about these stamps!!!!
As you can see I used the digital Dorothy Anya, isn't she just adorable!! I also cut out the 50's Sweethearts Girl's Bow and let Dorothy use it for tonight!!! hee hee!
The Greeting farm is sponsoring this week's challenge at The Pink Elephant.

The Greeting Farm totally ROCKS!!
Click here for the Club Anya Blog Hop List

Monday, April 13, 2009

TPE- Challenge #10 and The Greeting Farm

Yeee Haw!! Ya'll!!!
The Greeting Farm sponsored this week's challenge at The Pink Elephant!!

If you haven't seen these stamps or had the opportunity to work with them...well, you are gonna faint when you do!!
Believe me, these were so much fun to color!!! You have to go get ya some TGF Stamps!!

I just HAD to color another...
and ANOTHER!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

SAS - Sketch Challenge 10

The Fresh Batch are excited to bring to you
Sketch Challenge 10!! Head over and join in the fun!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

TPE- Challenge #9

Hello all you Pink Ladies out there!! This week at The Pink Elephant the challenge is a Recipe Challenge. You have use Stamps, Punches and Embossing!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Well, I will be honest...I finished my project, photographed it, watermarked it and started to load it to TPE post and realized I had not used a single stamp. I couldn't believe it!!! First, I was gonna just leave it and explain to everyone here, then I thought how in the world can an owner of a blog mess up the challenge and not fix it. As you can see I took my 6X6 off of TPE and made a new project...A card. And of course, I remembered the stamps this time!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

OCC - Easter

Over on Our Creative Corner this week, the challenge was to use
your favorite Easter Stamp Set. I chose to use Stamps and Smiles Set - Egg Hunt

Stamp Set: Egg Hunt
Stampin' Up! Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean and Old Olive
Tools & Accessories: Misc. Ribbon & Buttons, SU! Designer Paper,
SU! Punches - Scallop Oval
Large and Small Oval

Thursday, April 2, 2009

SAS - Sketch Challenge 9

Wow! How the weeks fly when you are having fun!!
It feels like just yesterday I was posting for SASSC8.
This week we have another fab sketch by Mercy Kerin.

The Stamps and Smiles Fresh Batch Sketch Team
have GREAT Inspiration samples for you, so take a peek.


Don't forget, Stamps and Smiles is having a sale on their Easter themed stamp sets.
Using code SAS09LB will give you 15% off !