Monday, May 25, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #16

Wow!! Robin's Sketch is SUPER fun this week at The Pink Elephant!!
Like I have said before I have never been a big sketch fan, but between Carol's, Robin's and my friend Mercy's...I am startin' to like doing sketches!!!
I actually loved working with this week's sketch!!! I hope you will too!!

Here is Robin's Sketch...

Here is what I came up with...
I know I told you all on Saturday that I would NO LONGER be designing for the OCC.
I also decided to NO LONGER design for Stamps and Smiles!
Thank you all for your support of my SAS Designs.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

OCC - Focus On The Sentiment

Good Saturday Morning to all you OCC fans!!! This week we were challenged to make the Sentiment the Focal Point of the card. I actually didn't have a thought one way or the other when I first saw this challenge, but after making the card...I have to say that this is now one of my favorite challenges!!!

I will no longer be on the OCC DT!!!
I'd like to thank all you wonderful girls over on the OCC for the opportunity to create along side of you!!! I wish you all the best in all you do!!!
Hugs and Blessings!!!


Hope you all are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Project Tuesday - Peek-a-boo Treat Holder

This week on Project Tuesday the project is a Peek-a-boo Treat Holder .
It's a fun, quick and simple!! Just the way I like projects!!
I decided to place a gift Card from my local Coffee Shop in it for a friend!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

TPE- Challenge #15

Hi everyone!! Good Monday morning to you all!!! I am excited to announce this week's challenge at The Pink Elephant. It's a Theme Challenge and the them is Monograms or Letters!!! Woo Hoo!! I have been waiting for this's one of my favs!!! I came up with it in honor of Bekki B. She made a really cute Monogram card and I cased it!!!
Thanks for the inspiration Bekki!!!

Stamp Set: Stampin' Up! Defining Alphabet
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: The paper Studio (from Hobby Lobby) and SU! Rockabilly (1 1/4" Circle)
Accessories and Tools: Stampin' Up! Regal Rose Ribbon, SU! Punches: 1 1/4" , 1 3/8" and Scallop Circle
Stamp Set: Stampin' Up! Lovely letters Alphabet
Card Stock: Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White
Designer Paper: SU! Rockabilly (1 1/4" Circle)
Accessories and Tools: Stampin' Up! Punches: 1 1/4" , 1 3/8" Squares and Misc. B&W Gingham Ribbon

Saturday, May 16, 2009

OCC - Robin's Color Challenge

Hi Everyone!! This week at Our Creative Corner... Robin Willis has challenged us to create with Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and a Neutral of our choice!!
This is one of my favorite color combos!!

Hope you find time to hop over to Robin's Blog and show her crazy support for a job well done!!

Here are 2 other things I thought fit the Color Challenge!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #31 - Steel Magnolias

"My colors are "blush" and "bashful" Mama!
Pink is my signature color."

I know this sounds like something I would say, but it wasn't me...It was Shelby!!!

Oh My Goodness!! I am excited I have found this fun challenge blog called
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge
To be honest, I found it several months back and have been stalking it waiting for the right moment to enter....Well, the moment has arrived and I decided with just an hour to spare that I was gonna join in the fun!!

The movie Steel Magnolias (one of my most favorites) is this week's cinema!!! I could go on and on about some memories I have about this movie, but I won't. I would tell you what one character is my fav, but I can't...I love them all!!!
If you haven't seen this movie...YOU MUST!!! Try to watch it this weekend and then hop back here and let me know what you think of it AND if you have seen it then let me know what you thought of it)!!!

I am said to have missed my two mostest mostest bestest favorite movies...Grease and the Sound of Music!!! I am also crazy about Mary Poppins and Breakfast at Tiffany's, but yet you guessed it....Missed them too!!

Ok, I need to hush and hurry over to post my submission into Mr. Linky!!
You need to go have a peek and see what all my fuss is about!!!

Look what I got for Mother's Day

A Prayer I prayed this morning

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day,

I thank You for my being able to see
and to hear this morning.

I'm blessed because You are
a forgiving God and
an understanding God.

You have done so much for me
and You keep on blessing me.

Forgive me this day for everything
I have done, said or thought
that was not pleasing to you.

I ask now for Your forgiveness.
Please keep me and my family safe
from all danger and harm.

Help me to start this day
with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude..

Let me make the best of each and every day
to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Please broaden my mind
that I can accept all things.

Let me not whine and whimper
over things I have no control over.
And give me the best response
when I'm pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can't pray,
You listen to my heart.

Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be
a blessing to others.

Keep me strong that I may help the weak...

Keep me uplifted that I may have
words of encouragement for others.

I pray for those that are lost
and can't find their way.

I pray for those that are misjudged
and misunderstood.

I pray for those who
don't know You intimately..
I pray for those that don't believe.

But I thank You that I believe
that God changes people and
God changes things.

I pray for all my sisters and brothers.
For each and every family member
in their households..
I pray for peace, love and joy
in their homes; that they are out of debt
and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this
knows there is no problem, circumstance,
or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.

I pray that these words be received
into the hearts of every eye that sees it
in Jesus' name. Amen!

The Fresh Batch - Sketch # 15

Howdy!!! Here is my submission for this week
Fresh Batch Sketch.

Week after week Mercy Kerin brings us the most fabulous sketches.

Don't forget to hop over and view the other FB DT samples.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Project Tuesday - Paper Clips

Hi Everyone!! Project Tuesday time!!! Jennifer is this week's hostess and she has chosen to do Paper Clips!!! I did a little tutorial on these for The Pink Elephant at the end of March and they were so much fun!!!

As quick, simple and fun as they are I had no problem doing them again for Project Tuesday!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

TPE- Challenge #14

This week's Challenge at The Pink Elephant is a color challenge:

Light Blue, Med or Dark Blue, Green and White

Saturday, May 9, 2009

OCC - Robin's Sketch Challenge

Woo Hoo!! It's Saturday!! It's OCC Day!! It's late (too late) or maybe I should say...Early!!!
I am up posting my card for this week's Our Creative Corner!! I have to admit, I have a SAS blog hop HANGOVER!!! I was up way too late and now up way too early!!! I should have had my submission for this week's challenge done days ago, but those who know me, KNOW that that ain't how I roll!!! My name is Lori and I AM A PROCRASTINATOR!!!! Yep, there ya go, I admit it!!! I understand that my work may suffer because of it and yes I did throw this card together, but hopefully you will all like it regardless of my faults!!!!

I know I could have just kept on sleeping, made and posted my card later today, but my friend Robin is our May Hostess and I insist on supporting her and her SKETCH Challenge, so here is the Sketch Robin designed and below that is my card!!

I am heading back to bed for a few more hours of sweet slumber!!

BTW, Look at my cool, cute, so me, unique watermark that Robin made for me!!!
I love it!!
Thanks Robin!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Stamps and Smiles - Blog Hop

Welcome Friends of Stamps and Smiles!!!
We are so excited to bring to you SAS very first Blog Hop!!! This blog hop is in honor of and celebration for Stamps and Smiles May 2009 Release!!

Hopefully you had the chance to play along with the daily sketch challenges this week. Each day we introduced and new stamp set:

Monday: "Carl the Cupcake"

Tuesday: " Hello Spring"

Wednesday: "You warm my Heart"

Thursday: "Happy Birthday Cupcake"

And now, I am happy to showcase SAS fifth and final set in the May Release..."Cuppyland"!!!!

Be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win the
SAS Stamp Set "Carl the Cupcake"!!!!
Let me know what you think of Cuppyland!!!!

Here is the letter you will need for another chance to win!!!

Now hop over to Jenn McMillian's Blog for your next letter!!!
Be sure to stop by each Design Team member's blog for each letter!!

Have Fun Hopping!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Madelyn Grace - Baby Plate

Here is an order that went out today. Congrats M & M on Sweet Little Madelyn!!
Thanks Laura for the order!! Congrats on being an Aunt!!!

Mercy's Sketch

Mercy's wonderful Sketch!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SAS - You warm my heart

How cute is this little sweetie!!! It's Cuppy from SAS new set You Warm My Heart
Welcome and thanks for stopping by!! Today is day 3 of sneak peeks for SAS newest release.

Here is our third sketch challenge "SASMR3". Play along at SAS and you could win the set being previewed. Play along in all four sketches and you could win the entire release!!

Here is the next set being previewed called You Warm My Heart. This set measures 3 x 4. It includes 5 image and 1 sentiment.

Wanna win this set??? Then head to Jennifer's Blog for a chance!!

Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs
Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner
Sandy Hulsart - Creative Moments with Sandy
Mercy Kerin - Lord Have Mercy
Suzy Tyler - Inky Rubber
Vivienne Holden - Crafting Haven
Lori Boyd - By Lori Designs
Julie Lacey - Stamps and Taxes
Crystal Birr - One Happy Stamper!!

Guest Designers:
Jenn McMillan - Confessions of a Scrampaholic
Frances Byrne - StampsOwl's Studio
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Linsey Rickett - Outside The Lines

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Project Tuesday - Genie Bag

Today at Project Tuesday, Jennifer has asked us to do a Genie Bag that she found from SCS!! It was fun, quick and easy!! Of course, I had to use the new Stamps and Smiles set debuting today...Hello Spring!!! Thanks for a fun project!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

SAS - Meet Carl

Look who has joined Cuppy!!
How cute is this little guy!!! His name is Carl and he is the newest member of
the Stamps and Smiles family!!
Hope you will join us as we welcome Carl and a few new Cuppy Set all week with Sketches, challenges, and prizes!!
The release week will be topped off with a Blog Hop on Friday at 9pm!!
It's not to late to get your SAS 10% discount in honor of SAS Release Week, so send me an email with your email address and I will get you on the list!!

TPE- Challenge #13

It's challenge #13 at The Pink Elephant and I am excited, because Robin Willis used some of my images to make her projects!! I love what she has done with the little drawing I made for her!! I am honored and flattered!! I am actually more proud of her project this week, than mine!!!
Here is what she created using my drawings:
Thanks Robin for your fabulous work!! You Rock!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

OCC - For Mommy

Saturday is here again and Our Creative Corner is the place to be!!
This week's challenge is to make a card For Mom (or Mommy as I say and hear) and brought to us by our May Hostess, Robin Willis!!
Thanks Robin for a fun and necessary challenge just in time for Mother's Day on May 10th!!

My card was made with Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss and Bashful Blue Stampin' Up! Cardstock
A sentiment from Stampin' Up! Set "You make me happy" (which is exactly what being a Mommy and having the kind of mommy I have, does for makes me happy!)
Green Button from Bag 'O Buttons by the Paper Studio
The Main image was hand drawn by Me (Lori Boyd).
Copyright2004-09LORI BOYD
Please do not copy or reproduce.