Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Today is day 4 of the GCD Studios Blog Party . The party starts at the GCD Studios blog. So, if you didn't start there please click here. Tomorrow is the big give-away. You won't want to miss it.
This card was created with the very elegant Morning Glory collection. It's a very classy collection and it's full of stunning colors! The large flower and leaves are cut out of the patterned paper. I added some glitter (that you can't see in the photo) to the flower to add some dazzle. The purple rub-on is also from GCD Studios it goes perfectly with this collection.
Don't forget to stop by GCD Studios tomorrow for the grand prize give-away. Two people will be eligible to win all four collections! WOW!! What an awesome opportunity!
Now hop over to Renees blog and see what she's created.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Today is day 3 of GCD Studios Blog Party. The party starts at GCD Studios. So, if you didn't start there. Please click here.
Sunny days......what a treat! I absolutely LOVE this collection. It is full of versatile colors and patterns. You can mix and match to your hearts content! You definitely couldn't go wrong with this collection! I simply adore it!
The collections come with a clear overlay, one page of glittered letter stickers and a die cut sheet. You can create numerous projects with one kit!!
Now Hop over to Lynns blog and see what she's created.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Hop starts at GCD Studios. If you didn't start there you will want to click here .
The next featured collection is Party it Up. I love the fresh and fun papers in this collection. I look forward to making many more cards with this one!
Now hop over to Angie's blog and see what she's created!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Now hop on over to Renee's blog and see what she has created.
I'm happy to bring you this weeks sketch by Laura at 2s4u. It was fun to work with and leaves a lot of room for interpretation. The stamp is by Just Right Stamps. Who graciously sponsored this weeks challenge. I used GCD Studios paper on this card. It's from the Cloisonne Collection which is one of my favorites! It's so cute and girl-y!!
This week is CHA!! Woo Hoo! I'm so excited! Some of us from 2s4u DT and Kazan are planning to get together this week! I'm so excited about meeting them. I'm also looking forward to meeting so many blogger buddies at CHA! :D I'm planning to be there the 31st and 1st. If you're going to be there. I hope we run into each other!
Monday, July 20, 2009
cardstock: stampin' up, patterned paper: melissa frances, rub-ons: melissa frances, BG stamp: stampin up (french script), silk flowers: wal-mart, ribbon: offray, pearls: the paper studio, butterfly punch: martha stewart, ink: brown stazon
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Reese Chocolate Brownie Truffle-
3 packs reese candy bars-
2 cool whip 8 oz-
2 pkg. chocolate pudding-
1 box of brownies-
- Prepare brownies as directed. Cool and cut into bite size squares
- Make pudding as directed.
- Crumble 2 pkg. of reese cups. Set aside 3rd pkg. for top garnish.
- Place brownies in bottom of truffle bowl (or pan).
- Add a thin layer of pudding over brownies.
- Layer cool whip over pudding and sprinkle with reese cup crumbs.
- Repeat steps 4-5-6 until bowl (or pan) is full.
- Garnish top of truffle with remaining reese cups.
- Center one whole reese cup on top of truffle.
- Cut 3 reese cups into 4 quarters. Garnish the top edges of truffle.
I'm sorry the ingredients are running together. Blogger is not putting spaces between them.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Here is a few photos of 3 of my blessing enjoying a few of their blessings. :D (There aren't any photos of my oldest daughter. She wasn't home when I took these photos)
I enjoy our front yard so much in the summer!!
The flowers are so beautiful!
P.S. I heard the bird flu is going around......I hope it's NOT contagious!! *wink*
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Today is a typical lazy summer day in our neck of the woods.....I hope you are enjoying your summer!
Sadly, school will be back in session too soon! So, enjoy those days off!! :)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Head over to GCD Studios blog and check out their newest summer release - Vintage Boy.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Head over to GCD Studios and check out their newest release Sunny Day it's totally cute!!
Each day through the rest of this week....they will be releasing their newest lines. So be sure to check back tomorrow!!
Monday, July 6, 2009
We were sponsored an awesome kit from MacMae Designs. I instantly fell in love with the products in that kit (July kit)......I couldn't stop at two cards. So I made four. The first card is for this weeks sketch provided by Kazan. I hope you get a chance to play along this week!! :) I 'm sorry for such a short post but I have an early apt. today and have to run!!
Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy all your comments!! Have a super day peeps! Hugs to ya!! ~lori
One more thing......we're leaving for CHA 3 weeks from today!! WOO HOO!!!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Oh my......Caardvark challenges just keep getting better and better!! I had a super blast creating these cards. Our sponsor for this challenge is Shortcuts. I enjoyed using the clear acetate and frosted vellum sheets they generously sent us. I will definitely be making more!! :)
If you enjoy sketches, you might want to join us at Caardvarks. The first card below was created based on the sketch for the current Caardvarks challenge. It's a terrific sketch by Heidi Van Lar.
There is also a Gift Certificate from Shortcuts up for grabs.......you can't win if you don't play!! ;)
If you've never made a clear or frosted vellum card......I urge you to try it!! I was impressed with the many ways you can use it!
Gift card holder (outside)
Gift card holder (inside)
Gift card holder (inside)
Clear card base
Saturday, July 4, 2009
We had a safe and happy July 4th.....we started the day with a parade. We then went to a birthday party.......and we just finished off the day going to our hometown fireworks. I'm wore out but it was worth it!
My hubby, his brother, and some friends
rode in the parade.....they're cute! :)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Our summers are full of birthdays and special occasions. It seems like they creep up on me every year! Here's a couple little treat boxes I have. That I can grab when the occasion arises. I bought a pack of K & Company treat boxes that are pre-scored and ready to put together. All I had to do was tape them together and decorate. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast they were to complete!! I can't wait to make more!! :)
Pre-scored boxes: K & Company
Rub-on: Melissa Frances
Ink for sponging: stampin' UP
Cardstock Sticker: Cosmo Cricket
Other: trim, twine
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
My parents just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. In honor of their special day. I created these little treats for them. I already had the card in my stash.....so I decided to coordinate the treats to match the card.
My dad loves Andes mints......so I put them in a clear container that we had ice cream in from Sonic. I had to bring them home and reuse them.
My moms treat is a little decorated brown bag I cut down. I had clear cellophane bags that I put Junior Mints in and set down in the bag.