Monday, August 31, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #30

The Pink Elephant is on Challenge #30 and it's a recipe:

1 Ribbon, 2 Squares and Something that Sparkles

Hope you find time to play along this week

Here is my DT card:

Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil (Image ©2009mjm)
Paper: Stampin' Up! Card Stock- Whisper White
Accessories: SU! Marvelous Markers, SU! Glass Enamel for the water and splashes (Sparkle), Cuttlebug, SU! Pacific Point Ribbon

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bee Crafty Challenge 12 - Using Digi Papers

I got to do a first this week...First time I ever printed out and used Digital Papers. I was pleasantly surprised!! When I first heard that we were given these adorable papers from
Cupcake Digitals

I admit I was scared...first thing I thought was Oh No! Do I know how to do this? But after giving it a go...The digital papers are fabulous!!!

Thanks so much Merrigan and Cupcake Digitals for helping me to take a small step out of my box!!

The challenge this week at Bee Crafty is to use digital papers!
I chose "Doodle Dots" from Cupcake Digitals! Hop over and find a paper pack that appeals to you, then create away!!! Hope to see you this week at Bee Crafty!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just one more...

I had to make, just one more...

Not my usual "Lori" colors, but you can't ALWAYS be pink!!!!

Mo's drawings at the Digital Pencil Too are Awesome!!!
Scroll down to see more Mo!!

I might be Addicted!!!

Yep, you guessed it...I HAD to purchase and color another Mo Drawing!!!
I can't get enough!! I bought Cinderella's Step-Sisters as well...I will get that one up in a few!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another one of Mo's Drawings

Well, I told you how much I loved Mo's Drawings, so I had to put in an order!!
Here is one of the images I purchased...

Sweet Ella, said that these two little cuties are her brothers, Landon and Jussie!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Christmas Card designed for Terri

I designed this card for my great friend, Terri.
She knew she wanted this stamp set - Snow Swirled from Stampin' Up! and she knew she wanted Brocade blue and Whisper White. She also knew that since she has 60+ to make, she needed a simple yet elegant design.

I designed these 2 for her to choose from:
She chose this one...Jewel tones are more her and she feel in Love with this New SU! In Color Rich Razzleberry. She is gonna order the Rich Pazzleberry Polka Dotted ribbon and add it to the card when she makes them!! She is also gonna Cuttlebug the base of the card as in the card above!!
You can get everything to make this card from Stampin' Up! let me know if I can help you with an order!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge # 29

It's The Pink Elephant Day!!

Our Challenge is a Sketch Challenge

We are so excited because the entire design team got to play with Little Paper Shop Digital Images!!! These little stamps are the cutest ever!!

Hope you find time to join us this week and that you take a peek at the Little Paper Shop!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hannah's Challenge

My almost 13 year old daughter Hannah a.k.a Hannah Bug since birth, has started her own weekly challenges for young papercrafters!! She has been asking for sometime now and I finally gave in and said, "Go ahead"!
I couldn't resist any longer when she said, "Mom...Kids can be Card Makers too! It took me back to a t-shirt my sister had when we were little that read - Kids are people too!

I will find a way to make this have something to do with a homeschool assignment.. Maybe Computer, Leadership, Time Management or Creative Thinking Class! A great perk of Homeschooling... huh!! Turning something they love into a class!! She wants to go into the design field one day, so I thought hmmm...She will have to: meet her deadline, write her own post, make her card, photograph her card, post it ON TIME and organize her design team...Might as well practice now!!
She has named them
Hannah Bug Color Challenges
Her first Color Challenge is:

Yellow, Aqua and White

My son, Landon and daughter, Ella HAD to make a card too, so let them show Hannah a little love and support.


Hope you all find time to take a peek and leave a comment or allow your little ones to showcase their skills!!! Thanks in advance for supporting her.

This is Kids Month at Stampin' Up! so this is a great time to introduce your little one to stamping and crafting!!!

Click for details

If you need or want anything just let me know!!

There is only a week left for the SU! Demo Sign Up Special for only $85!!!
I would Love to have you on my team!!!!

HUgs~ LORi

Friday, August 21, 2009

Die Cuts R Us - Challenge 3 and CC232

This week at Die Cuts are Us the Challenge is a Color Challenge:

Chocolate Brown
White or Ivory


for the CC232
on Splitcoast

Here is my card for the challenge:

I used:
Fred, She Said digi stamp Emma
Stampin' Up! Card stock: chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Naturals Ivory
Stampin' Up Border Punch
SU! Marvelous Marker: Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal and Rust

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Great News!!!

I have Great, Great, Super Fabulous News....I won a spot as Guest Designer for Hanna Stamps!!! Woo Hoo!!! I am so excited!!! I got the December-January Spot...Which is gonna be like a Birthday Gift for me since my B-day is in January!!!!
I am sure the judging process was a tough one, as all the projects the other girls made were awesome!!! Thank You to Kristi and Vicki for this wonderfully fun opportunity!!!
Thanks Heather for cheering me on and for letting me know I had won!!! Thanks to all my other friends who were rooting for me!! Now I just hope I can do a good job for Kristi...It's such an honor for this opportunity!!!

I made this set in celebration of the exciting news...

I also decided to enter this set into the Copic Buzz Challenge.
Their sponsor this week is Die Cuts R Us!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Introducing Mo and her Digital Pencil

OK, so if you know me...Really know me then you know what my top loves are:

1. The King of my Life, Jesus Christ

2. My Whole family - My wonderful husband, my kids, my Mommy and Daddy, Sisters and Brother, Nieces and Nephews...Everyone

3. Art- Stamps, coloring, drawing, painting & papercrafting

4. Children's Books and Illustrations- I collect them!! Yes, I buy books for the illustrations!! One of my dreams is to write and illustrate my own children's book one day.

5. Elvis Presley - I have In the Ghetto as my ringtone. So, if you ever call and I don't answer, it's because I am listening to the Ghetto!!

6. Lucille Ball - Yes... I Love LUCY!!

Well, I am so excited about my latest find in the arty blog world. She is 2 of my favorite things rolled into one!! I am over-the- moon about the sweet lady and her drawings. I could honestly look at them all day long!!! Her drawings are so my kind of art!!! Now with out further adieu, I am excited to introduce to you ...... Maurie J. Manning aka Mo!!

What could be better than FINDING something that contained 2 of my loves?

Getting to color her designs....And so I did!!! And here are my cards:

This is one of Mo's, Little Girl in a Kimono
Isn't she adorable!??!?!

Click below to see more of Mo's Designs

Yipppeee!! I am so happy I found this blog/store/artist and her designs!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge # 28

Hip Hip Hooray...It's Pink Elephant Day!!!

We're on challenge #28 at TPE and it's a super fun theme challenge:


I made a family "summer" mini album!!

I drew the images. They are copyrighted ByLORiDesigns©2009LoriBoyd. Please do not copy.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hanna Stamps - Guest Designer Call Round 2

Hannah Stamps

Round 2 - Project 3

Woo Hoo!!! This is the final project of the final round of the Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call.

I based my final project on the card I made last week. Using the same color scheme/papers. I colored Sophie the same as I did last week and of course I HAD to use Stampin' Up's Clear Micro Beads again!!!!!!! I loved them as the bubbles!!!!!!

To see the super talented women also vying for a Hanna Stamps Guest Designer title, head over to the HS Forum on SCS. Show them some love!!

Not matter the outcome of the HSGD Winner...I had a GREAT time working with the Hanna Stamps and I was honored to have been chosen to participate in Round 2. Thanks and Blessing Kristi, Vicki and all the other Hanna Girls!!

Bubbly Hugs~

Bee Crafty Challenge - Just a Bit More

Time for another Bee Crafty Challenge.
The idea this week is to go over the top...Add Just A Bit More!!! I went a crazy with dots and buttons...two of my favorite things!!! Be sure to join the challenge and hop over to see the rest of the design team's version of "Just A Bit More". This sure was a fun challenge!!!!

The image I used is a freebie from Bee Crafty.

Well, I keep wondering when life is gonna slow down and when everyone will stay healthy. This is my first post since last Saturday. I can't believe I didn't get my card up for The Pink Elephant. 1st time I ever missed a week at TPE!! A hectic week and a few minor computer issues are the blame. Maybe, I will find a moment to get it posted tonight!!! Better late than never right?!?

Crafty Hugs~

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hanna Stamps - Guest Designer Call Round 2

Bubble Bath Sophie
Hanna Stamps

Woo Hoo!!
It's time for Card #2 of the Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Search - Round 2

Be sure to stop by the Hanna Stamps Forum to see the other girls who have also submitted a card.

I made a Spa Event Invitation. Our local M.O.P.S (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group hosts a Spa Day every year so this would be a great invitation. I used calm, serene, spa like colors. However, I did find a few sheets of designer paper I'd like to use to make another invite with a different color scheme. So tomorrow, I will post another card using Bubble Bath Sophie.

To get the look of bubbles, I used Stampin' Ups! Clear Micro Beads. I love those things!!
Designer Paper is Simple Dot (turquoise) by Simply Luxe. Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Old Olive and Basic Black Card Stock. SU! Black and White Gingham and 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon. Aqua polka dotted Ribbon by Dashes, Dots and Checks. SU!'s Scalloped edge Punch and the Crop-a-dile helped create the border on the turned down portion of the pocket card.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

TECC76 - Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge

Another first for me, My first time ever participating in a Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge!! I know what you're thinkin'... How in the world can I be a stamper and have never joined a TECC. Well, the owner a little company I used to design for was HIGHLY against fraternization with the "enemy"... the competion really, the superior company, but anyway you get the idea. I wasn't allowed to play with any other cupcakes. Well, that was until the day I saw the light and decided I would stand by and support NO ONE who promoted and required mean and hateful behavior. So, I left. And now that I am "FREE"...LOL Hee hee...I guess you can say I have joined the other side!!!

Yep, I have decided to take the plunge and give it a go!!!
I can now have my cupcakes and eat them too!! LOL!

Taylor's Sketch this week is SUPER fun!!!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Playful Petals" and " Spring Song"
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Georgia Peach"
Card Stock: SU! Old Olive, Regal Rose and Whisper White
SU! Kiwi Kiss Brad and Old Olive Ribbon

Hope you hop over and join the fun!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MTSC33, Mojo Monday and Curtain Call

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge

Isn't Little Miss Bitty too cute!??!!?
And look closer you get a ton with this set, at a GREAT Price!!

I hope you will hop over to Fred, She Said and purchase this set, then leave a comment telling me you bought it. You will be shocked at how inexpensive this entire set is!!!!

Stamps: Fred, She Said Digital Stamp (girl and flower)
Stampin' Up! Sentiment - Simple Sayings II
I colored this little fairy with SU! Classic Ink and a blender pen
She was barefooted, so with the help of a SU! Marvelous Marker in Chocolate Chip
I also participated in 2 brand new to me, never before attempted challenges:

Stacey's Curtain Call - Act 2


Mojo Monday Sketch 98

Before you go any further, I must warn you...this may be one of the ugliest cards I have ever made. It's embarrassing, but I promised Stacey's I'd join her challenge this week, so I am gonna go ahead and use this one. BUT if I get sometime this week I may give this challenge another try.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Rustic Rooster

I quickly and "rustically" hand drew and distressed the background. It's what I like to call...Swiss Dotted Rustic Plaid. LOL Hee hee!

Die Cuts R Us - Challenge 1

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!
This is the day the Lord made, I am gonna rejoice and be glad in it!!!

I have met a fellow Kentucky Girl through her visits to The Pink Elephant. Sammye Jo is very talented. Her creations are adorable and she is super sweet. Through her I found, Claudia and her awesome store Die Cuts R Us...Love it!!! Well, I wanted DESPERATELY to try out for the DT, but it was all going on right in the middle of my Mom's health issues, so I missed out on the audition!! Boo Hoo!!!!
So, what's a girl to do when she has missed out on something she REALLY wanted?

Go make a CARD!!!

Then, submit it into the first ever

DIE CUTS R US Weekly Challenge
It's all about MONOGRAMS this week!

Stampin' Up! Card Stock: Pink Piroquette, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White
Designer Paper: Memory Works