Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ACLP - Challenge 49 and My Last Card

Happy ACLP Challenge Day Everyone!!

Yep, it's Tuesday!!
Today, my husband, Eric and I were supposed to be laughing and having fun with Claudia (of DCRU and Claudia & Co.) and her husband Mike at CHA.  I was beyond honored when C asked me to accompany her as her Product Consultant,  however I came down with a terrible tooth issue that has left me with excruciating pain, nausea and a fever, so after much thought and prayer...I decided it was better for me to stay at home to rest and heal!! There is a reason for everything!!

So, as we speak my Bestie Claudia is walking her little feet off from booth to booth at CHA excited to see all the new goodies her and I have been talking about for weeks now!!
Believe me...she has plans to bring back all the BEST product from all the top notch companies, so stay tuned to ACLP for all the latest DCRU news!! Yipppee!!

BTW, don't feel too bad for me missing out on CHA...it wasn't really CHA I was excited about...it was spending time with Claudia.  No fear we have plans to get our families together soon, since we both agree this friendship we have was definitely one set in heaven!!

Have fun Claudia and Mike!!

Ok, so on to ACLP - Challenge 49
It's my last as a Card DT. It's difficult to juggle it all, so I have decided to go 
ahead and take a break from the card team this term. 
However, I will still be the Monthly Card Kit Designer and I will be giving 
the Scrap Challenge a try!! 

Here is my DT card...


You can find all the Challenge details HERE at the ACLP Blog!!

You can find the lovely MME So Sophia "Graceful Paper" below...
6x6 Sampler Paper Pack So Sophie GRACEFUL Collection
6x6 Sampler Paper Pack So Sophie GRACEFUL Collection
Have a fabulous week and don't forget to check in with Claudia for CHA news!!
BTW, DCRu has a few of the July Card Kits left at a fabulous price
LOOK HERE for details!!

*NEW* Card Kit JULY
Hugs and Blessings - 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Inspiration Post - Lori Boyd

Good Friday Morning all you Crafty Friends!

I am happy today to bring you a little inspiration from DCRU here at  
A Crafty Little Place!

Today, I am showcasing a few of my favorite DCRU things...

I happen to love all the papers Claudia stocks the shelves with, the paper 
collection I picked for my card today is:


Have you seen these adorable flowers by Prima?

Believe me they are even more beautiful in person!!!

Want to add something super sweet to your card?

Candy Dots are the perfect treat.

 They come in a variety of colors...Look HERE!!
 And what a perfect topping to your card...a Puddle Jumper:

Hope you feel inspired!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

National Lollipop Day

Did you know that today is National Lollipop Day?!!?
Well, it sure is and in celebration of a day as sweet as today...we have a 
little "Lollipop Parade" for you!!

Two of our wonderful designers, Sheri Gilson and Krista Van Tol have 
created cards featuring digis from the 
Lollipop Digi Collection 
by yours truly, Lori Boyd at Claudia & Co. sold at DCRU!

Krista Van Tol
Gracie and Dylan Lollipop

Baby Jussie
Baby McCoy (as a Girl)
Ethan Lollipop
Hannah Lollipop

Sheri Gilson

Baby  McCoy

Bumble Bee Lollipop

 Ladybug Lollipop
Butterfly Lollipop

You can find your own Lollipops HERE at the DCRU Shop or at
my Little (needs to be filled) Digi Shop HERE!!!
Anything you ever need...just email me at
and I will be sure to get it for you!!

Thanks so much Krista and Sheri...i LOVE your work!!

Hope you find time to hop over and see all the stamps 
Claudia and Company has to offer at Die Cuts R Us!!

Have a Super Sweet and very Happy
National Lollipop Day!!!

ACLP - Challenge 48

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
It's time for a challenge at A Crafty Little Place.

For this week's challenge the DT worked with a fun sketch by the super talented Gwen...aka G-Dawg to me...Hee hee!!

We also designed our cards using the Oh So Beautiful
My Mind's Eye - So Sophie "Savy" Paper Collection.


For all the challenge details and to participate yourself please click HERE!!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil - Dream Team Blog Hop

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying the hop!!

The Fairytale Theme sure was fun...thanks Elaine!!

If you hopped here from Rosette then you are on the
right trail...Fairytale Trail that is...Hee hee!!

My cards showcase...


and her

And these two cuties are reading a Fairytale I am sure....


Lori (That's Me)
Jak( your next stop)

Here is a peek at some of my cards made with the wonderful images by Mo Manning!!
It's she the greatest!!

Be sure to hop over to the store and get some fabulous stamps of your own!!


Monday, July 12, 2010

ACLP - Challenge 47

Hi Everyone!!

This week at ACLP (for Die Cuts R Us) we have a sketch for you (designed by super sweet Gwen)...Look HERE for all the details!!

Each Design Team member used a different paper from the
Backyard Collection by American Crafts!


Can't wait to see what you share!!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ACLP- Challenge 46

 A Crafty Little Place

It's Tuesday and Tuesdays mean the next challenge at ACLP is up and ready!!
This week the Design Team worked with Bo Bunny's Mango Luau Paper Collection.

I mixed my paper with one of my newly released Puddle Jumpers at Claudia and Company...Christian!!

We all followed a sketch this week...for all the details hop HERE to the ACLP blog!!

A Little Reminder

Has Claudia got a sale for you!!
I just took a peek and WOWZA was there a bundle of unbelievable deals!!
You'll have to see it for yourself to believe it.....

Our 1st Semi-Annual
"Getting Ready for CHA" Sale!
July 6th-12th
Discount codes not applicable on these sale items.

for all DETAILS!! 

HURRY as I am positive these are gonna sell OUT FAST!!!

In fact...lots HAS already sold out!!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Ginger Hop!!!!

This is a VERY Special Hop for a VERY special person!!

Today is Mo's Sweet Mommy's...Birthday and all of us who design for Mo are happy, excited and over the moon about the chance to honor our biggest, Sweetest Fan...Ginger!!!

Please Join us in Celebrating GINGER!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Ginger!!  
If not for you we wouldn't be blessed with your amazing daughter.
She is not only a wonderful "Boss", but also a Sweet Friend!!
Thank You!!
I pray your day is completely blessed and full of fun!!

We all got to create a card specially for Ms. Ginger and then we mailed them off to 
Mo, who delivered them for us!!

"Flossie and Her Doll"
helped me design this card wishing Ginger a Happy Day!!

You can find your very own "Flossie and her Doll" HERE.

If you hop here from the spectacular, Peri then you are hopping in the right direction.
If you'd like start at the beginning ...Talented Jak.
Ready to hop along? 
Well, your next stop is the super duper, Shell.

Here is the Hop Order:

Another exciting thing about today's hop is we (Mo's DREAM TEAM) gets to hop along with all the talented designers at Mo's Challenge Team!!! Woo hoo!!!

Thanks for hopping with us and helping to honor Sweet Ginger!!



Thursday, July 1, 2010

MORE Puddle Jumpers and a Sugar Stick!!

Happy Thursday to all our Claudia and Co. Friends!!

We have been overflowing with excitement!!
I am not very good with patience...every time I design a stamp and send it off to Claudia (at least 2 months in advance, mind you)...all I can think about from then until release day is what each of you will think when you finally get to see them!!
I am not good with buying Christmas gifts in advance and hiding them away until December...I normally end up giving them to the my little bugs early!!  that is exactly what I want to do month after month...I design a stamp and I want you all to see it immediately!!

Well, I have been waiting for this day since April, so without further Adieu...

Please meet the latest addition to the
Puddle Jumper Family:

(Named after Claudia oldest child, Christian)
 (Named after my oldest child, Hannah)

*NEW* C&Co. Puddle Jumpers CHRISTIAN
$8.88 $8.00
C&Co. Puddle Jumpers HANNAH
$8.88 $8.00

October Afternoon Paper
Sentiment Stamp

Now our next introduction is very near and dear to my heart!! 
She's a little Sugar Stick!!

Six years ago, when I first started actually doing something with my drawings....I painted

on Platters, Plates, Canvas Tote Bags, Mugs...anything I could get my hands on and sell!!
So, I guess you could say...I am here today designing for Claudia with a LOT of help from the Lord and little help from from the Sugar Sticks!!

Introducing the very first time ever a 
has been seen in rubber....

Girl with Kite

3 stamps in one!!


How to tell a Sugar Stick from a Lollipop:

Sugar Sticks can wear a big smile, but NOT always..Tee hee!!
Lollipops never have a Big Smile...only eyes!

Sugar Sticks have stick arms and legs, hence the word Sticks...hee hee!

Lollipops have arms and legs that you can color.

Hope that helps!!


Are you ready for the hop order and a chance to  
win Claudia and Company Stamp!?!?

Here is all you have to do:

Beginning at C&Co.
Hop to all 8 blogs and leave a comment on each and every blog!!
One lucky winner will be randomly drawn from one of the Design Team blogs, you have until Friday night at 12 PM EST and the winner will be announced Saturday Morning at 10 AM on the 
Claudia and Company Blog!!!

Hop Order:

JUST added new DIGIS to the Die Cuts R US Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!!!

Hope you like all you see!!



Don't forget you still have time to join in the Monthly C&Co. Challenge...the  
June Challenge closes on July 8th!!