Friday, July 31, 2009

Give-Away at GCD Studios

Be sure to check out GCD Studios BIG give-away today!! You won't want to miss it!!!!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

GCD Studios (Morning Collection)

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

GCD Studios (Sunny Day Collection)

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.

Inside of card


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GCD Blog Hop day 2....Party it Up Collection

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!!

All supplies GCD except ribbon, buttons and cardstock.


Monday, July 27, 2009

GCD Studios Blog Hop (Vintage Boy Collection)

The blog hop starts at GCD Studios blog so if you didn't start there you will want to go there by clicking here .
GCD Studios is celebrating their new collections this week with a blog hop and a give-away. The first collection on stage is Vintage Boy. I wanted to make more than one card with this collection. But that didn't happen due to getting a nasty cold this week and getting ready for vacation.
This collection is full of fun boy prints. It has stars, rockets, spacebots and more fun than you could imagine. At the end of the week....2 lucky people will win all four collections. So, be sure to stop by GCD Studios each day.

Now hop on over to Renee's blog and see what she has created.
Outside of card

Inside of card


2sketches4you Monday....

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!

This is a "free expression" card using
Just Right stamps.
Have a super week!!


Monday, July 20, 2009

2sketches4you Monday.....

Woo Hoo! It's time again for another sketch at 2s4u! I was happy to see that there were a lot of entries last week!! TSM to those of you who played along!! If you get a chance....we'd love to have you join us!

The sketch this week is by Kazan. I had fun with it! Also, follow this link to get the info on the sponsor of this weeks challenge.

Here's my card for this weeks sketch......


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......

I like recipes that are very simple......but yummy! Here's a super easy chocolate truffle recipe that I threw together. It's great for parties and get- togethers!


Reese Chocolate Brownie Truffle-

3 packs reese candy bars-

2 cool whip 8 oz-

2 pkg. chocolate pudding-

1 box of brownies-

  1. Prepare brownies as directed. Cool and cut into bite size squares
  2. Make pudding as directed.
  3. Crumble 2 pkg. of reese cups. Set aside 3rd pkg. for top garnish.
  4. Place brownies in bottom of truffle bowl (or pan).
  5. Add a thin layer of pudding over brownies.
  6. Layer cool whip over pudding and sprinkle with reese cup crumbs.
  7. Repeat steps 4-5-6 until bowl (or pan) is full.
  8. Garnish top of truffle with remaining reese cups.
  9. Center one whole reese cup on top of truffle.
  10. 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

2sketches4you Monday......

The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Purple Onion Designs. 2sketches4you is giving away a 50.00 gift certificate sponsored by Purple Onion Designs. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to win some great stamps!! So, if you get a chance to play.....I'd love to see what you create!!

I ended up making 2 cards for this challenge! They're complete opposites of each other. I have a love for many styles and enjoy making cards of all different types.......


Friday, July 10, 2009

enjoying our blessings.....

I am so grateful that God has blessed me with four children. They bring me great comfort and joy! No one can cheer me up as quickly as they can! If my day is gloomy....being around my children has a way of lifting me up. I am truly amazed at how wonderful it is to be a mother! I will cherish it always!

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!

Have a super evening!! Smiles ~lori

P.S. I heard the bird flu is going around......I hope it's NOT contagious!! *wink*


Thursday, July 9, 2009

odds and ends......

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!! :)

Check out the cute pink and hounds tooth flower rub-on.
I happily received those from Northridge Media (CARDS) Magazine.
For a card they picked up in the June 09 issue.

This l/o sports GCD papers, stickers and chipboard.
GCD is posting photos of their summer releases.
Check them out here if you get a chance. They're fabulous!

Here's a little tag I made using DCWV paper.
Thanks for stopping by!! Have a super day!! :) ~lori


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

GCD Studios releases-Vintage Boy

Head over to GCD Studios blog and check out their newest summer release - Vintage Boy.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GCD Studios New Release

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

2sketches4u Monday......

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!!!

One more thing......A BIG congrats to Sankari for her win at 2s4u! She totally rocked the Ultimate Card Showdown with her intricate creations!! WTG Sankari!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Caardvarks's time for a sketch challenge

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 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!

Clear card base with vellum accents

Gift card holder (outside)

Gift card holder (inside)

Gift card holder (inside)

Clear card base
Frosted vellum card base

Clear card base


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July photos....

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!

This building is like an art museum in our town.
I took this photo of my munchkins a few
minutes before the parade started.
Someone always has to act silly.
The two girls with the RW&B hair bows are mine.
The other two girls are my nieces.
The horses in the parade were so beautiful.
They were one of our favorites.

I couldn't resist this festive looking wagon.
It's just full of character.

My hubby, his brother, and some friends

rode in the parade.....they're cute! :)


Independence Day....

Happy July 4th!!!
I hope you have a safe and fun filled day!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

treats take two......

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
Buttons: foof-a-la
Cardstock Sticker: Cosmo Cricket
Other: trim, twine


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

anniversary treats.....

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 I decided to coordinate the treats to match the card.

My dad loves Andes 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.

patterned paper: the paper studio
ribbon: offray
buttons: foof-a-la
silk flowers: wal-mart
stamp: Just Right Stamps, stampin up
ink: stampin up
rub-ons: melissa frances
rhinestones: the paper studio
pearls: the paper studio
other: lace doily, lace, twine, cellophane bag, brown bag, clear container


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