Saturday, October 31, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C9

Our C4C October Hostess, Vicki Garrett, has challenged us to make a very scary card!!

I realized that you all are probably terrified, but I promise this Little Butterfly won't bite!!
She is one of the newly released Lollipops and she is so excited about going Trick or Treatin'!!!
Hope all of you are as excited about joining all us Crazy Girls at Crazy 4 Challenges!!!

Happy Saturday,

Friday, October 30, 2009

Run!!! Don't Walk.....

to STAMPING BELLA for today's release!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited and extremely happy to be working with Emily on releasing and introducing....The Lollipops by....ME!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!! I am so excited!!!!

Thank you ALL for all your SUPPORT!!!
Love you ALL!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!

Oh My Goodness, Oh My Goodness!!!
Look Here
under TOP STORY...I feel like I am in a dream!!!
Thanks Emily!!!

I have Been BLOWN AWAY the Sweetness of my Friends (and even quite a few new friends) today. Just the emails alone have been awesome, even bringing tears to my eyes!!

Here are 2 Examples from 2 of my Friends...

Claudia of Die Cuts R Us

To show her support for me and the Lollipops, she posted an awesome post filled with the kindest, sweetest and most appreciated words about me!! I am flattered and cherish every word!! thanks so much Claudia for your wonderful friendship!!


Vicki Garrett of Summerthyme Studio

I designed a few "Sugar Sticks" images for Vicki during Summer
and she decided to create a card with one of them in honor of the Big Day!!!!
Thanks so much Vicki, for your fabulous card and for the sweet words you wrote in your post!!!

These are just two of the friends I Thank God for blessing me with!!!

I hope everyone of you out there know how very very Thankful I am for each and every single stamp purchased!!!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping to make this SAHM of 5, dreams come true!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meet Ella and Ella...

I'd like to introduce you to MY Ella, Lollipop Ella and Mo's Ella!!!!

Meet Ella...
I made this paper bag album for my little sweetie Ella!!
The stamp is also named Ella...AND will be released TOMORROW at Stamping Bella!!!
Woo Hoo!! (Holy Moly I can't believe it's tomorrow) I am gonna be freaking out tonight as it sets in a little more!! I am still in shock and disbelief at the moment!!! Thank you ALL for all your wonderful support and love!!


Ella in Trouble
Mo created an adorable little scene entitled Sam in Trouble (the cutest little boy caught coloring on the wall, whom I will color soon) and offered it to her Dream Girls last night...someone mentioned a little girl in trouble and I said, my kiddos never colored on the wall but that Ella was notorious for getting into my makeup!!!! Here is proof of one of those occasions...

Mo just happened to be doing a girl and makeup was her theme, sooooo she named her Ella!!! She even managed to capture Ella's "Oh Great...I've been caught, so no more fun" scowl on her face!! How sweet!! Thanks Mo!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DCRU Spotlight Product - Crop-a-dile

Die Cuts R Us

The Crop-a-dile is the product in the Spotlight today at DCRU!!!!
It is one handy dandy crafting tool!!

This fabulous kit comes with 400 eyelets and a durable carrying case for the great price of $29.99. I bought this exact kit from HSN about a year ago and I paid well over that!!! I love the eyelet color choices and the case is still in great condition!!
This is a MUST HAVE for all crafters!!

Hop over to the Die Cuts R Us blog to see all the details on how to make this Ribbon Holder!!

I MOVED ELLA to the post above!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DCRU - Masculine Theme Challenge

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!!!

This week at Die Cuts R Us,
the Design Team had the opportunity
to play with:

"the Boyfriend" collection
by Cosmo Cricket

This was so much fun and a welcomed relief since the majority of what I create is girly!!
Landon was over the moon at the fact that I was designing something for him, something NOT PINK!!!

8X8 Scrap Page - I used Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend Papers and Chipboard Self Adhesive Die Cuts, My own handwriting for Title and journaling, Rubber Stampede Pigment Ink in Coffee Bean, a photo by BoydPhotography©2009 and Digital Stamp- Lollipop Landon by Lori Boyd

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE the products that Claudia chooses for her store and the prices are UNBEATABLE!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lollipops, Bee Crafty 16, C4C8 and TPE 38

Thought I'd give you another peek at Hannah, one of the little sweets from my new rubber stamp line, Lollipops, which will be released at Stamping Bella on Friday October 30th!!

I have been quite busy and terribly tired lately, so I am compiling 3 Challenges in one post!! Hope you don't mind!!

Bee Crafty 16 - Distressing

I used 3 of Merrigan's adorable design for my Bee Crafty Challenge this week...
Kitty, Sitting Bunny and Puppy!!! they are all 3 equally sweet and super easy to work with!!

My Monthly Club voted on what projects they wanted each meeting and Scrap Pages Won, so I need to practice!! I am more of a card maker than a scrapper!! But I must admit I have fallen in LOVE with Scrapbooking!!!

Crazy 4 Challenges 8 - Geometrical Shapes

Our hostess this week Vicki Garrett has challenged us to create a card/project using at least 3 geometric shapes. They can be 3 of the same or 3's up to you!!
Check out the other Crazy Girls and all the dets on the C4C Blog!!!

The Pink Elephant 38 - Recipe Challenge

The Color Black, Hardware and Distressing

Hop over to The Pink Elephant blog to see what the other girls have come up with!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Sneak Peek at my Rubber Stamps

by Lori Boyd

Today marks 1 week until the release of my new rubber stamps through Emily at Stamping Bella!! The images in this collection are called Lollipops...You all have never seen these images, as they were just something I would draw for the kids to color.

On October 30th..they will ALL be revealed and released!! Yipppeee!!!

I am very excited, but not sure the WHOLE thing has sunk in yet...I am still in a bit of shock!!

Well, to celebrate 1 week to go, I have made this card with one of my images. It's a bit larger than the actual stamp because I used my actually digital drawing I sent to Em. She released them in Canada at 2 big shows and hasn't had time to send the actual stamps to me yet!!! YES... it is killing me to wait!! I wanted you all to get a look at a few of the designs so here is a peek for today... I hope you all love her!! Her name is Hannah!! I love the that Emily is allowing these images to stay true to me and the fact that they are hand drawn. No extra computerized manipulations, just pure hand drawn images!! Not perfect...Just like me!!!!

I'll be back on Wednesday for another little peek-a-roo!!!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DCRU - Earthy Challenge

A new Die Cuts R Us Challenge is here! I had so much fun creating this week's challenge. I was to create an Earth Friendly Project. Let your imagination run away! You can use earthy papers, incorporate things from nature, or let your project have an earthy meaning. Whatever you think of, do it! There's no wrong answer.

This week the DT used the new Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love" line available at the DCRU Store.
The paper, chipboard, and tags are just adorable.
And here's a surprise, the entire Earth Love Collection is on sale this week through Saturday for 35% off regular price!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pink Elephant #37 - My First Sketch

Hi Everyone!!! Well, I am late with my The Pink Elephant Challenge #37 card.
Been feeling a bit under the weather, but here it is at last!! We have a had quite a bit rain lately and I felt that was a great reason to use this WONDERFUL image Ducky Days from Mo's Digital Pencil!!
Ha...Here is a challenge for ya... find a Mo Image you don't like...LOL...Never Gonna happen!! Never gonna Ha-ppen!!

This week at TPE we have a sketch for you!!! I am excited because I designed this one!! Woo Hoo!! To think that just 8 short months ago I had never even attempted to follow a sketch (was a little skeered of them, in fact) and now I just designed one!!
A big Thank You goes out to a Hootin' Good Friend...Frances Byrne, she took my hand drawing and created this super pretty in pink sketch using Photoshop!!! Thanks Frances!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C7

This week at Crazy 4 Challenges,Vicki has some sketch fun for us all!!!
I can't believe at one time, I was afraid of sketches and didn't care for them!!! What a silly willy!!! Sketches are the greatest!! Hop over to the C4C blog for all the details and to see the rest of the Design Teams cards!!!

I used a pre colored by Tracey Image from Fred, She Said. This is Little Rosey, isn't she a doll!! Let me just say that for those of you who don't care for coloring or those of you who like to put a card together quickly...using these images from Fred, She Said make card assembly Easy Breezy!!! Not to mention they are super affordable!!! For more information on Little Rosey and other Fred, She Said designs by Tracey hop over to the FSS blog!!

Hope you all have a fantastic Saturday!!!

Blessings ~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October Blog Hop - Mo's Digital Pencil

Good Thursday Morning Everyone!!
I am so happy to introduce to you the very first Blog Hop featuring Mo's Digital Pencil brought to you by Mo's Dream Team!!

We are all very excited to have been asked by Mo herself to be on her team. I am extra excited to have the honor and privilege to host October's Blog Hop, a wonderful way for the Dream Team to showcase and spotlight some of Mo's Designs. The Dream Team will host this monthly hop each and every third Thursday of the month, so I invite you back month after month to join us in celebrating Mo's Mahhh-Vahh-Lasssss talent.
The theme I chose for this month is "My Favorite Mo Stamp and Favorite Color Combo"
Ok, so I know what you are thinking...They are alllll my favorite. I agree and with that being said and since I couldn't possibly pick a single favorite...I picked my very first favorite.

Kimono Girl

Kimono Girl was the very first Mo Image I owned and the very first one I colored. When I saw her I knew I had to have her!! She helped hook me onto Mo's Images, so for that reason alone she should be my favorite, but there are many more reasons to love this little Asian cutie!! I hope you agree and that you hop over to Mo's Digital Pencil Store where you will find a ton of very affordable, very adorable Cuties of your own!!!

Thanks for joining me this morning!! Now it is time to hop over to Cheryl's Blog for another Mo Delight!!

If you lose track along your way, here is a list to keep you headed in the right direction:


One more thing...Mo's Challenge Team has a new challenge today!!

Happy Hoppin!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DCRU - Make your own embellishment

Today's Die Cuts R Us Challenge is to...

Create your own

Claudia, sent each of the DCRU Design Team members 4- 3x3 squares of the
The County Fair Collection DP from American Crafts and challenged us to create our own embellishments!
It sure was fun!! I created a flower, a pinwheel and the oval sentiment embellishment.

To make the flower, I simply hand cut a rounded square shape, the distressed and crumpled it, then manipulated it into a flower like shape, added a back for extra dimension and sewed a button on. I used SU! ribbon and a strip of the yellow American Crafts paper as an accent to the ribbon.

The pinwheel is several triangles arranged to look pin-wheelish!!! LOL!! I cut the button looking designs out of one of the pieces of patterned paper and glued them to the triangles. That adorable pink paper that I used for the Pin wheel handle and the Scalloped oval is also American Crafts paper. I love pink and this pink is the positively perfect shade!!!

These 12x12 papers are available now in the Die Cuts R Us store on sale at 40% off!!!
DCRU has a large assortment of Cuttlebug Embossing Folders available for the super price of $3.99.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #36

Challenge #36 at The Pink Elephant is a theme challenge and the theme is:


We have a fantastic sponsor this week. Jen Shults is the artist and designer of a new and totally adorable line of rubber stamps...Wild Flower Kids!!! Click on the banner below for the Wild Flower Patch where you will find all the details on these little cuties and keep up to date on all the WFK News!!!

Jen blessed each of the Design Team members with her new fall collection,
Wild Flower Kids Autumn Splendor. In this collection you will meet...a sweet little pilgrim girl named Violet and her friends, Rye, Dahlia and Bramble. This collection also includes some fabulous accessories!!
Click the banner below to see the entire WFK Autumn Splendor Collection and mo

Jen is generously awarding a lucky winner their choice of any 5 of her new fall digi stamps. Wow!!! So join in our Fall fun this week for a chance to win!!!
Thanks so very much Jen!!!

I was so excited and had a blast coloring Jen's sweet images.
Little Dahlia was by far my favorite. She is gorgeous and this is truly a one of a kind stamp.

Sweet Violet is a doll as well.
I had so much fun with these two, that I have to make time to color them one more time this week and get to their handsome friend, Rye. So keep your eyes peeled for more Wild Flower Kids from me this week!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bee Crafty 15 and Crazy 4 Challenges 6

Good Saturday Morning Everyone!!

I decided yo combine my 2 Challenge for today in one post.
So here you will find Bee Crafty Challenge 15 and Crazy 4 Challenges 6.

Merrigan of Bee Crafty has challenged us to create a card using a fantastic sketch she designed. I designed my card using Flower Girl which is one of Bee's Freebies...just scroll through the blog and you will find it!!!
Hop over the the Bee Crafty Challenge Blog for all the details, see the fab sketch and to join in the Bee Crafty Fun!!!!

Vicki Garrett is our Crazy 4 Challenges hostess for the month of October. The Challenge for this week is to create a card with a Thankful theme. It could be a Thanksgiving Card or a Thank You card. I used one of Mo's Images. I couldn't resist Bronte getting a tiny taste of Louis' (Bella's 'almost-free' year old cousin) scrumptious looking chocolate Chip cookie. I know that Bronte is very thankful for "almost-free year olds with cookies). I loved this retired SU! paper so much I had to use it again!! Hop over the the C4C Blog to play along with us and to see all the other Crazy Girl's cards!!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SNR Featured Artist

I was so honored and very excited when I was contacted by Cheryl about the Scrapbook News and Review Featured Card Award I accepted awhile ago!!! So what could be better?
Being picked as SNR 's Featured Artist...and that is just what happened!!!!! WOW!! Holy Smoke-a-rollies!!! What an honor...Thanks for the bottom of my heart Cheryl and SNR!!!!!!!!!!!

You can read all about it
Here and HERE

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DCRU - Coloring Challenge

Die Cuts R Us

This is my first post as one of Claudia's DCRU Design Team members. I am excited to be apart of such a sweet team!!! Really all the girls are so nice and a pleasure to work with!!!
Thanks Claudia!!

This week the challenge is all about one of my favorite things...COLORING!!
There is a prize being awarded at DCRU along with this challenge and all you have to do is catch the "color bug". Get out all your favorite coloring supplies and create a card, project or layout with coloring as the main focus.

Claudia has a new digi stamp coming out soon and she allowed her DT the honor of coloring it up for this challenge!!

I decided to make an organizational book to keep all my Die Cuts R Us responsibilities in order.

I started with a pre made 4 panel notebook from the clearance isle at Target.
I colored the image with Copics, SU! Markers, a blender pen and an ink pad.

Mo's Challenge 1 - Purple

Hi Everyone!!! I am over joyed about bringing you the first ever Mo Challenge!!

It's all about "Perple"!!!

Of course, you all know that "Perple" is Bella and Bronte's favorite color. So, our challenge is to make a card using the color purple but you must use a Mo Manning image on your creation. Use as much or as little purple as you like, it just has to have purple!

And as an added bonus, Mo is going to pick a winner and that person will not only win a new, never been seen image but get the honor of naming the image as well. So get those purple colors out and get inky.
Be sure to check out all the great inspiration from our design team HERE.

I used Mo's Baby Girl First Birthday Image!!

1st Birthday Girl
1st Birthday Girl