Monday, September 28, 2009

2s4u Monday.......

I love 2s4u Monday! It's something I enjoy doing each week! My fellow designers are fabulous and Laura and Kazan give us such amazing sketches and products to work with!! LOVE you ladies!! Our sponsor this week is Sakura America....I LOVE their pens!! I used the glaze pens on the owl and it really made it pop!
My card for this week is quite "woodsy"! I layered corrugated cardboard over Kraft cardstock and added some slight splashes of color.....

On the inside of this card I added a photo
insert. I took a piece of white cardstock
and folded to create three panels.
I then adhered one side to the card interior
and that created a "mini" album! This weekend was a whirwind of fun and activities.
Grace has a new friend coming over for a play date
tomorrow. She is VERY excited!! She is the only one
not in school now so she gets stir crazy! I hope you all
have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!! ~lori

kraft cardstock by Papertrey Ink
red and white cardstock by Stampin Up
brown ink by Stazon
owl stamp by Autumn Leaves
tree stamp by DRS Designs
patterned paper by K & Company (Bailey)
Our Family rub-on by Melissa Frances
ribbon by Offray
buttons by foof-a-la
glaze pens by Sakura America
heart die-cuts by Basic Grey (Mellow)
other: white twine, pinking shears


GCD Studios new designer to be announced.....

I'm excited to announce GCD Studios will be introducing a new designer this week!
A lot of you will know who it is.....believe me!! You won't be disappointed!!
I've posted a peek of some of the new product they will be releasing with this new designer. I have to tell you...IT'S AMAZING!!

GCD Studios will be showing peeks on their blog through Wednesday of this week.....stop by over there for some fun and eye candy!! :D


Friday, September 25, 2009

caramel apples and a craft.....

Today dawned early for day started before 5:30 this morning! I honestly enjoy getting up when my body and mind are in agreement!! But that happens on rare today!!
Thankfully today seemed to be productive and fulfilling! I lovingly made 25 caramel apples to take to our sons classroom this afternoon....I even squeezed in some crafting time tonight! YAY! I haven't got to sit down and make a card all week! But Tonight was the night!

The apples I used was a brand I'd never had before. The name of them is Grimes. They are VERY tasty and their slight twang mixes perfectly with the caramel! I couldn't resist adding sprinkles and a little bow to the stick. I ended up spending about 3 hrs on them from start to finish. That time included making the bows.

This little dear is a package that some
buttons I bought had come in. CARDS had
posted a challenge to decorate a package .
In my dallying....I missed the deadline
but wanted to post it for you all. :)

Now I better get myself off to bed! It's LATE! And tomorrow looks like another busy day!


Delightful cherry jelly........

I decided to go visit a friend from church who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
Thankfully, after her double mastectomy they declared her cancer free. As a precaution she has been taking chemo and radiation treatments for the past several months.
I didn't want to go visit her empty handed so I grabbed a jar of my homemade cherry jelly and added a few trimmings to it. I put in down in a brown paper sack and wrapped the top of it with a paper doily. I secured the doily to the top of the bag by punching to small holes and tying it with twine.

Don't forget to stop by GCD Studios blog for a chance to win a $100.00 worth of product!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

GCD Studios/Grafix Blog Party day 4.....

Today is the second day of Fall.....I have been enjoying the colorful sights, hypnotic sounds and scrumptious pleasures this time of the year brings! Fall reminds us to slow down and take in our surroundings after a hot and hectic summer. The night starts gathering upon us earlier and ushers us to bed at a more decent hour. Fall is also a gentle reminder that not only the Earth needs to rest and take a break. But our bodies and minds also need this time of year to become refreshed after a busy Spring and Summer.

Later on today I'm going to go to the apple orchard. I need to get some lucsious apples to make caramel apples for my sons class tomorrow. What a gooey sticky job. But I think they'll look so cute dipped in sprinkles with a little bow tied on top!

Now on to business.....GCD Studios and Grafix has teamed up for a Blog Party. What an awesome combination! I had fun with this challenge. Although, at times it was quite a challenge! :D Don't forget to stop by GCD STudios Blog tomorrow for the BIG $100.00 prize give-away!!!
I have three more things to show you today that I created combining the products from the two companies.....
I used Grafix chipboard and GCD Studios
epoxy stickersand patterned paper from
the Canta Collection on this wall hanging.
This is my "baby". She just turned four this past
summer . It's killing me to thinking about sending
her off to school next year!
This is a mini photo album I created of
my four children. Using Grafix chipboard
and a mixture of GCD Studios products.
This album mainly features paper from
GCD's Canta Collection.
This is a l/o featuring Grafix shrink film (the orange buttons).
It's very fun to play with! I will definitely
be using it again! I also used GCD Studios
patterned paper and die cuts. I used GCD'S
Vintage Boy Collection here.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Porch.....

Our porch is officially deacorated for Fall. It is one of my favorite seasons! We live in the perfect climate to get four distinct seasons. And I LOVE it!

Fall was herald in by hot and muggy weather! I would've preferred weather that carried a little crisp bite but that will be here soon enough.

The munchkins were happy to be greeted when they got of the bus by pumpkins and scarecrows! Which made their day even more special!

Where ever you are on this first day of Fall....I hope you are enjoying it as much as I have.


GCD/Grafix Blog Party

GCD Studios and Grafix have teamed up for a Blog Party. There will be a main post on GCD Studios blog everyday this week. There will be a link in that post to each of designers blogs. We incorporated Grafix products into our creations. Sadly, I can only show you one of them today but Thursday I can reveal the rest of them.

There will be a winner chosen on Friday to receive a $100.00 worth of free product.

Now here's a card I created using the Grafix clear acetate.......

I stamped the yellow flourish on the acetate using yellow stazon. Then added the red flower accent using cherry red stazon. I layered the acetate panel over GCD Sudios patterned paper. The chipboard is also fron GCD Studios. The ribbon is by Wright's Company.

TSM fr stopping by!! Have a super day!



Monday, September 21, 2009

2s4u Monday....

It's Monday again....Time again for another 2s4u challenge. We were sponsored some great stuff by Creative Cuts. The little clear box is a Creative Cuts die as well as is the apple negative on the front of the card.

Even though I created these in a rush. I enjoyed using the products!! If you get a chance to play along you have until Saturday the 26th to upload your card at 2s4u.

Thank you for your comments they are very appreciated. Here's my creations......


Caardvarks/ Studio Calico Sketchfest.......

This is something you don't want to miss!! Click on the advertisement for the link to all the action.

Sundays Sketch

Mondays Sketch


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autumn fruits.....

Just a quick post before I hop off to's a little gift and gift bag I threw together for my daughters teacher. I bought the pumpkin for a dollar at the dollar store. All the other supplies I had on hand. This gift was super inexpensive and easy to create! I see myself making many more of these!! :D Have a great night all!!


I hope to add a supply list soon! If you have a specific question...feel free to email it to me!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Caardvarks/GCD Studios Blog Hop

What a great combination!! Caardvarks and GCD Studios. I am HAPPY and PROUD to be a Designer for both teams. We are celebrating the union with a 3 day blog hop. The blog roll is at the bottom of this post. Be sure to stop by Caardvarks or GCD Studios again tomorrow for the next round of creative goodness! :D

I used the GCD Studios Canta Collection on each card. I also used GCD epoxy stickers and chipboard. Jenyfur Lauren Mel

You are Here Lori Tanis Adela Studios

I'm sorry about the scrunched up blog roll.....blogger will not cooperate with me!!


Monday, September 14, 2009

2sketches4you Monday......

It's time again for another 2s4u's one good thing about Mondays! :D I loved working the current sponsor Flourishes. I instantly fell in love with Sweet violets. It is such an elegant set! I love the sentiments and all the coloring detail in this set! I have plenty of plans for this set!!

I actually made two cards with this set......I just love it to pieces!! :D

Last but not least.....A big TY to Flourishes for the sponsorship!
This card follows the sketch.

This is the first card I made.....

in all my excitement.... I started making this card

only to realize when I was finished that I hadn't

even followed the sketch! So, I thought I'd post this one too.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Moxie Fab World Household Challenge

Here's a little card I created for the MFW household challenge. I used an American Crafts sticker, papertrey buttons, Just Rite alphabet stamps to create the wording. I've been having so much fun participating in the blog challenges at MFW! If you'd like to play....You're invited and welcome to!

Thanks for stopping by!! Your comments are appreciated!



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