Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS79

I hope you all (who celebrated) had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We traveled north about 2 hours to share the day with my husband's side of the family and then back home and visited with mine a bit.  It was an enjoyable day with with family and fun!
Not much more I could ask for!

It's time for another sketch from 
Of course, I used it for a digi scrapped layout.
 I used Zoe Pearn's School days Kit.
I like it a lot.

Here is Jen's was a fun to do into a layout. I'll definitely use it again!

Jen has a message for you all:

It’s time for YOU to throw your hat into the ring to be our next guest designer. If you’d like to be considered all you need to do is make a project with this week’s sketch, post it on your blog and add a link to InLinks on Jen's blog for DS79. That’s it! The deadline to enter is next Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10 pm CST. The guest designer will be announced next Friday, December 7, 2012 and will design with us for DS81 and DS82 before we break for the Christmas holiday!!

I hope you will have time to join us this week!
Hop on over and see what the other DS Girls have created & join us!

Blessings -LORi 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DS78 - Sweet Boy Layout

It's hard to believe we are on Challenge no.78 already at 
The Deconstructed Sketch, but we are and yes, time is flying by!

Here is my layout using this week's sketch by our awesome leader, Jen Shults:

That's my oldest son, Landon. 
He is growing up and such a sweet gentleman...but honestly, I miss my baby boy!
He will be 10 this coming March and it feels like just yesterday I was holding him 
for the first time...he was so little!  Thank you Father God for this amazing young man...who loves YOU so very much! 

Here is the sketch:

Click HERE to see what other DS Girls have created & to join in the challenge fun.

Have a beautiful day!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

DS76 - Summer Fun

I used a kit by Zoe Pearn to design my layout for this week's
Here is the sketch:
 You can find all the details and the lovely creations by the other SD Girls...HERE!

Have a gorgeous Thursday! 
Be thankful for this day!!


Monday, October 29, 2012

TPE172 - Vintage

It's Monday and that means it's time for another TPE Challenge at
The Pink Elephant.
This week the theme is Vintage.

I designed a scrap layout using photos of my sweet Hannah. 
This is a wonderful verse and so fitting for all children, for all of us.

I also used digital paper and a few elements by Mye De Leon.

You can find the TPE Challenge by clicking HERE:

Have a wonderful day! ♥LORi

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS75

It's that time again...for another fab DS Sketch at
You can find the new sketch here at the DS Blog.

Here is my page so far...I still need to add some finishing touches, a title and some journaling, however I unexpectedly had 2 infected teeth extracted yesterday afternoon and 
boy has it knocked me on my booty.  
So I didn't get to feeling like finishing my page, but I will and then I will post it here!

Love & hugs - LORi

Monday, October 22, 2012

Stuff & TPE

Good Monday my Friends!

We added a new lil' member to our family Saturday Night. My Mom and Dad's cat had kitten about 7 weeks ago and this Little Mister is one of the 5.
Eric and I said no to getting one at first...we sure didn't need anymore pets.
The kids keep asking...won me over this past week and then Thursday night I started working on Eric.
Saturday night I ended up telling him every little girl needs a kitten (Ella has never had a pet of her own and this litter was the first time Landon, Ella, McCoy and Jussie has ever seen kittens in real life...that is sad.)  I told him to be glad he had only one little girl wanting 1 Daddy had 3 little girls and two times during my childhood he gave into 3 new kittens so that we could all 3 have one of our own.

We had names picked out:
Oliver...Elvis... Presley
even Elvis Presley

Oh can't forget Ella's pick...Honey Boo Boo...that was quickly shot down by Hannah and Landon. LOL!  Eric ended up saying I know, "Name it Grayson" He knows I like that name and since he was started to act ok about our new buddy and even went so far as to think of a name...I told the kids that we had to name him what Daddy suggested, so he feels connected to it...Hee heee!
Landon says he isn't giving up, he still wants to name him Oliver!!!
We will never know! 

As of now, please meet Mr. Grayson Elliot...

The reason I said every little girl needs a kitten...
Ella loves him and I think he is starting to love her right back!

The Pink Elephant has a new challenge's a Halloween theme.
Here are a few of my By Lori Designs Halloween-y cards:

You can find the TPE post HERE.

 You still have a little time to enter the By LORi Designs Challenge HERE

Have a fabulous day!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

TPE Scrapbook Challenge 30 - Color Combo

It's time for another scrapbook challenge at TPE!
I am having so much fun doing these challenges!

Here is my layout:

TPE Scrapbook Challenge 30

This week our scrapbook challenge is a color combo:

Design a layout with this color combo.

I used kits by Gennifer Bursett of Design House Digital.

Trick or Treat Papers 1

Co-Curricular, Part 2


Retrospective Collab. Kit

We have a SCRAP DT CALL going on now...CLICK HERE for details!

A new challenge will start each week on Saturday Morning and will close the following
Friday Evening at 12 Midnight EST.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS74

It is once again time for another wonderful Deconstructed Sketch...this time it's DS74 and they just keep getting better and better!  Jen always designs such fun for us to work with!

I once again used the sketch to create a digi scrap layout.
I admit...I am really missing coloring up an image for a card, but right now my Copic supply is a bot dry, so I need to get a few refills.  As soon as I do that...I will definitely be 
coloring and card making again!

Here is today's sketch:

You can find the challenge details & see what the other Deconstructed Girls have designed to share today by clicking right HERE.  Have a wonderful wonderful day!

:o) LORi

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge 29

Well, I have been attempting to digi scrap for almost a year now...the end of October marks 1 year. 
I know I should be better than I am after a year, 
but whether I am good at it or not...I AM LOVING IT!!
Absolutely...LOVING digital scrapbooking!  
Not only do I get to use my mounds and mounds of photos...the designers who design digi scrap kits are awesome and the kits are too scrumptious to pass up!  
So in a nut shell...I ♥ Digi Scrappin'!! 

In an effort to create another excuse for me to design layouts...I have 
decided to bring back Ella's Pink Scrapbook at The Pink Elephant
Back in 2010 we ran scrppy challenges and I always longed to join in the I get to!!

Here is the layout I designed for our current challenge: 
(I picked up where we left off in 2010 with Challenge 29)

To create this page I used:

A photo of my sweet Ella Roo

Thrifty Finds by Mari Koegelenberg

The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn

I sure hope you will all join in the scrappy fun at TPE.

We are having a Scrap DT CALL...You can read all about it HERE.

Have a super fabulous Saturday!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS73

Today's sketch was designed by my super fabulous and talented friend, Sheri Gilson!
I didn't use it on a card (my Copics are dried up and I need to get a few refills...I'm dying to color)...I designed a digital scrap page and Baby Nealan is the star of the page!

I took this photo at the start of this summer!
He is so loved and each moment with him we cherish!
Thank You Father God for all your blessings!

I used Gennifer Bursett's Kit - Sweet Child of Mine - Boy to complete this layout. 
I love her designs & she is a sweetie!

Here is Sheri's sketch:

You can find the other DS Designers creations and all the challenge details HERE.

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Monday, October 8, 2012

TPE169-Photo Inspiration + Happy Marriages

Our challenge this week is a...

Photo Inspiration Challenge
All you have to do is look at the photo above and be 
inspired to create whatever you'd like.
I photographed a sweet, quickly planned and oh so sweet, country themed wedding on Saturday...I couldn't resist using one of the photographs for a digi scrap page!
Best Wishes and Many Blessings to the beautiful (inside & out couple).

Here are a few other shots I got:

You can find the other designer's creations & the challenge link up HERE.

Hope you all find time to be inspired and join in the TPE fun this week!

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DS72- Just a Swingin'

It's time for another sketch using the latest
The Deconstructed Sketch

I used a photo of my Ella swinging and designed a digital scrapbook layout.

Here is Jen's super sketch:

I love this one and will definitely use it again!

You can see what the other girls created at the TDS blog.

Sure hope you find time to join us!

Hugs - LORi BOYD

Thursday, September 27, 2012

ART on the Porch - DS71

Oh how exciting!
I am completely honored to have the opportunity to design this week's sketch at 
The Deconstructed Sketch
Thank You Jen!

I used the sketch to create another scrap page.
I used a photo of my youngest daughter, Ella.
The kids and I decided to take our art project (using a bubble art technique) ended up "spilling" over onto the porch...literally!
I enjoyed watching them have so much fun!

Here is the sketch I designed:

I hope you all like it and that you will hop over and join the fun this week!

Here are a few more photos of our ART on the Porch adventure:

Hope your day is blessed and full of smile!


"Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth."
Deut. 11:18-21

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jamberry Nails - a review by Lori Boyd

UPDATE:  I loved them soooo much...I decided to sign up to be a consultant!! Yipppeeee YAY!!
Go HERE to order from my Launch Party!!!

My website is HERE!

So you've probably seen the new nail decor that everyone has been talking about
this summer & if you haven't, then get out from under that rock and take a peek...

I was recently offered a chance to use and review a set of Jamberry Nail Shields...
Hot Pink with White Polka Dots!!  I love Dots and now I love Jamberry Nails!
Jamberry Nails Consultant, Tammy Hoehler knows her stuff and is eager to help you make your purchase or even invite you to join her fast growing team.

I admit I was a bit scared to start the application process.  Afraid it would be too time consuming or difficult.  Nervous I would mess up and waste them, but not...much easier than I expected!

It's a pretty simple process.

Here are the steps:
1. Wash Hands or Feet
2. Push cuticles back
3. Rub a cotton ball of nail remover over your nails.
(This step is important as it gets rid of any oil on your nail and allows the shields to adhere stronger.)
4. Cut your shield in half.
5. Heat with hair dryer...aprrox. 10 seconds
6. Push the shield well against your nail.
7. Reheat if necessary, then push some more.
8. Trim excess shield.
9. Using a filer, file in a downward motion. to finish off the edges!

Here are my piggies:
Ignore the bone-y vein-y white feet. Hee hee!! I forgot to even apply lotion before the photos...Oh well, I wouldn't be me, if I didn't forget something! :o)

I took this photo, trying to camouflage the whiteness & those bones and veins.
It worked a little so I made a banner for Tammy using different colors of nails I found on her website.

There is honestly a color, a design for any and every occasion. No Joke!

If you love what you see and you want to order a pack for yourself let me know
and I can get Tammy hook you up!
I'd love to take up an order away!

 Thank you Tammy for my fun dotted shields!
It was fun!

Have a wonderful day!


Deconstructed Sketch 70 - Donna

Our Sweet Leader, Jen Shults asked if any of us girls wanted to do a sketch. YAY!
Soooo our wonderful sketch hostess this week at The Deconstructed Sketch is...
the one and only, so kind and sweet, super talented, friend of mine

I had such fun incorporating her fabulous sketch into a scrap page.

I snapped this photo of Hannah last weekend.  We were on our way to visit my Granny (who turns 95 on the 25th), Hannie picked Gran some wildflowers on the side of the road!

Here is Donna's fun sketch:

I hope you find time to join us this week!

You can see the other girls creations here.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

TPE166 - Monochromatic

Howdy Y'all!

This week at The Pink Elephant the theme is Monochromatic

I used a photo of Eric and I taken by our precious daughter, Hannah, as we headed out on a date this weekend.  I used a mixture of digital scrapping elements and of course, My Memories software!

This weekend, Eric treated me to a concert by one of my favorites...DON WILLIAMS!!!

When I was in young we lived in Germany for 3.5 years.
My entire 4th grade year and all that summer long, I listened to my Daddy's Don Williams 8-track each night as I fell asleep.  Yep, I played it on my huge, over-sized stereo that took up the entire top on my tall dresser.  Aww, the memories! This weekend, new memories were best friend held my hand and sang a couple of the Don Williams tunes he was wonderful!  Especially since, the would not be the concert of his choice, but he took me gladly and with a happy heart...kept looking over at me...smiling like he was Happy, because I was Happy...THAT is love!
Thank you Jesus for my loving husband, who isn't selfish, but selfless!

Big Hugs and Lots of Blessings- LORi BOYD 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS69

It's time for another wonderful sketch by Jen Shults at
The Deconstructed Sketch
I know, I know you are shocked that I have done a card!! LOL!!
It is way time, not to mention, this sketch was screaming card at me...

I used By LORi Designs image, Puddle Jumper Sweet Girl.
Hope you like her and that you find time to hop over and join the DS fun!!

You can find the challenge post and the wonderful creations by the other girls HERE.

Have super blessed and happy day!
Mine will be crazy busy, but I'll still Thank God for it...busy-ness and all!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch - DS68

Today's awesome sketch was designed by the super talented and very sweet, Amy Sheffer.
I count is a blessing to be teamed with such an awesome friend and to get to play with her fun sketch is just an added bonus!  I hope you feel the same and will join in the sketch fun!

Here is my creation: 

Here is Amy's sketch:

You can find all the challenge details and the other DS Girl's creations here.

Blessings & Hugs - LORi