Friday, December 12, 2014

It's Funday Friday Again!

Wow...less than two weeks before Christmas! Is everyone ready? I know I'm not. We do a Secret Santa with all the adults in my family and I still have to order my Secret Gift. But at least I have my two younger nieces done. They are at the age where it's cash and gift cards. So gift cards are purchased and now to come up with a clever way to wrap them. And the house is almost decorated.

As always, you'll want to make sure to play along this week for a great prize, especially since this is our last Funday Friday of 2014.  But we'll be back as soon as ole' Father Time rings in the new year with 2015.
Our sponsor this week Bugaboo and our theme is Happy Holidays! 

And even more exciting new this week, jump over to meet our guest designer, Kitty at http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.com/.  I think you'll definitely like what you see. I love the kitty Christmas card she made a few days ago. 

 Starts: Friday, December 12th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, December 19th 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is what I created for this week's challenge.
I know my teddy bear isn't colored yet but I realized I don't have the COPICS colors I want to use to color hiim in (E41, E43, E44). I have my COPICS club meeting tomorrow so I'll be purchasing them then so I can finish this little cutie  :)  I figured better to wait a day than to color it in and be unhappy with it forever....

My goal was to create a Christmas package look to the outside of the card. I cut my patterned paper and then used my metal ruler and exacto knife to slice the X across it. And the best part, you get enough to make two cards with it. 

The inside is very simple, but heartfelt. 


Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge, it's all adorable!

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda 

And Our Guest Designer Kitty

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until December 19th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, December 22nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Holidays with Funday Friday

I can't believe it's Friday already - is week has really flown by for me. I think I have recovered from all the turkey and stuffing...although I'm not sure I could ever have enough stuffing...lol!

As always, you'll want to make sure to play along this week for a great prize.
Our sponsor this week Bugaboo and our theme is a sketch! 

 Starts: Friday, December 5th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, December 12th 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is our sketch:
 
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:


 It was a tough decision for me...did I want to create my own washi tape look or use washi tape???  Well, in the end I couldn't find the template I made for creating my own washi tape :(   So I had to use my washi tape. Even the sentiment is washi tape. The digi embellishments are from Bugaboo. Wait till you see the layout I have planned for a larger version of this bell! That's for another post :)  One of the great things about digis is you can make them any size you want.

Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge, it's all adorable!

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until December 12th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, December 8th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take a moment to thank those who follow my blog..I am truly thankful for each one of you. I am also thankful for that I have been blessed with a roof over my head, food on the table, my family, my friends, my church, my job and my pup.
There will be no Funday Friday tomorrow so everyone has time to spend time with their family and friends.

Blessings to you!
Joyce

Friday, November 21, 2014

Funday Friday - Happy Thanksgiving!

You'll want to make sure to play along this week for a great prize.
Our sponsor this week StampArt!
And if you haven't checked out Kathryn's designs, you're definitely missing out. She has some of the most adorable digis out there. 

 Starts: Friday, November 21st 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, November 28th 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:
This is the Autumn Smile digi and it comes with a very cute bonus digi. The sunflowers I fussy cut are part of the bonus (you'll have to check it out to see what else comes with it!). I also put one sunflower on the inside of the card just to add a little extra something. I think I'll be giving this Thanksgiving card to my friend's aunt and uncle. I'll be spending Thanksgiving dinner with them. My mom goes to Florida to be with my one sister and BIL for Thanksgiving so I have about a month to myself. And yes, I do have some essential craft time planned :)   My other siblings and I decided to take it as a "day off holiday" for Thanksgiving a few years ago. My other BIL works long hours so it's a day he and my other sister just get to be together at home, no running around. My brother and SIL spend the day with her family and then don't have to run the kids around from house to house. I love the holidays but sometimes the running around to see everyone gets crazy. I have a dear friend who has decided to stay home for the holidays and let everyone come to her and her kids if they want - what a great idea! Her kids have requested pasta for Thanksgiving...a very un-traditional request but it sounds like a great tradition to start...she will be cooking their favorites.

So what are your Thanksgiving plans and traditions?

Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge, it's all adorable!

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until November 28th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, December 1st. (It's already December - yikes!)
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Funday Friday - Thankfully!

I think the warm weather is officially gone here :(   Last night we had our first flurries. It's definitely a little early for us but at least it wasn't enough to create the "have to go buy bread and milk!" panic...lol! 
 
You'll want to make sure to play along this week for a great prize.
Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo and Limited Runs!

 Starts: Friday, November 14th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, November 21st 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

Since Fall has definitely arrived here, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, I decided to combine the two. My scan didn't come out too well for this no matter how hard I tried....and I have no clue what that little tag is on the "h"..but it scans in where ever I place it on the scanner. (I truly am technology challenged...lol!) I heat embossed the leaves in clear and then used my daubbers to rub about four different autumn colors around the card. Add a scrap of burlap and a button, and it's a card I would be thankful to receive.

Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge, it's all adorable!

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until November 24th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, November 17th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Funday Friday #65

I hope everyone is enjoying the change of seasons. The weather here is starting to get a little cooler and all the leaves are falling. But I have to admit, I think the leaves are much more beautiful on the trees than they are on the ground. I will be spending a lot of time this weekend outside getting them all raked up.  The kicker is I don't have any trees in my front yard and it's covered - the wind has brought the neighborhood pile to me! I actually wish they were all in the back yard so my dog could play in a pile. But enough of me and on to the challenge....drum roll please....
 
You'll want to make sure to play along this week.We don't have a sponsor...
it's even better than a sponsor! 
The winner will get to be a guest designer at Jo's Scrap Shack!

 Starts: Friday, November 7th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, November 14t h6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

I decided to use up some of my Stampin' Up stash that I have been accumulating for this challenge.  The two stamps are from the Thanks for Caring set. I love the look the border punches give, not sure why I don't think to use them more often. It gives it that little extra something to finish off the card I think.


On the inside I punched the border to match so you have plenty of room to right your heartfelt sentiment.

Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge, it's all adorable!

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until November 14th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, November 17th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Funday Friday #64 - Happy Halloween!

I am wishing everyone who celebrates a Happy Halloween! While I am way too old to trick or treat, I did buy a costume for my dog this year...all because I saw an adorable embellishment of a little boy dressed as a dog for Halloween! I know my fellow scrapbookers can relate :)  So after I get pictures of my little pumpkin I will get them posted. And now on to today's challenge....

Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

This week's sponsor is: Bugaboo!

 Starts: Friday, October 31st 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, November 7th6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

I used my chevron punch and embossing folder to create the black front...adorableably easy. Sometimes I find the easier cards are just super cute. Now to decide who to give the card to :)

Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge, it's all adorable!

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until November 7th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, November 10th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Funday Friday is Hauntingly Cute :)

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge. This week's Challenge is:
Haunted Wishes
Create a card, layout or project that is Hauntingly Cute!


 
Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, October 24th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, October 31st 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

It's really a simple card and it was oh so much fun to make! The spider web on the front was made with an embossing folder and some daubbered ink. I'm sure that chalk would create just as nice an effect too :)  I used a punch for the spider's "den". The hole goes thru both the black piece and the gray card base. He is stamped on a piece of vellum which is adhered to the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed my last little ray of summer sunshine! And please 
make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until October 31st at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, November 3rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Funday Friday

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge. This week's Challenge is:
A Sketch
Create a card, layout or project using this sketch!


 Our sponsors this week is:

StampArt

Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, March 21st 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, March 28th 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

I used the Full Blooms 2 digi stamp and the sentiment is a bonus that you get with it! 
I know summer is over and fall is here but I know I am going to be missing the warm weather soon so that's why I picked the Full Blooms 2 digi stamp. I decided to stamp around the edges of my circles with some of the Stamps By Judith stubbies I have. The I decided to create my own border on the inside of the card using the same stubbies. 

I hope you enjoyed my last little ray of summer sunshine! And please 
make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until March 28th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, March 31st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tasty Tuesday & Pumpkin Goodness!

I don't know about you but I am ready for fall and all the delicious pumpkin goodies! I just have to share this pumpkin cake I made the other night, it was so good and super easy to make.


I used the Tastefully Simple Nana's Cake, two eggs and a can of plain pumpkin...that's it...the whole recipe! I topped it with a little Reddi Whip and my sweet tooth was satisfied :)


The recipe is one of many pumpkin yummies on my Tastefully Simple website. The recipe called for the regular Nana's Cake but I used the Gluten Free version for my mom and it was still awesome. Definitely a dish I will make over...and over...and over...lol. We've found that going gluten free has helped her arthritis inflammation. She isn't totally gluten free but keeps clear of it most of the time. 

Blessings!
Joyce

Friday, October 10, 2014

Funday Friday is Back!!!

Sorry I have been so quiet, I've been taking some time for myself. But I am back and so is Funday Friday! Today's theme is

HAPPY FALL!

Create a card, layout or project of your choice!
 Our sponsors this week is:

Bugaboo

Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, October 10th 10:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, October 17th 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is what I created for this week's challenge:
I love the fall colors in this card. I dusted my brayer off, put a mask in the center of the card and created the great background.  I tend to have a tough time with the brayer so it takes me a long time but I love the look of using a mask. I then stamped all over the card and added a little tag on the side. 
I hope you like it as much as I do :) 

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
Moe Creations
Confessions of a DeNami Stamp Addict
Mayra's Designs
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until October 17that 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, October 20th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simply Saturday

The week has gone by so quickly again! This Saturday I don't have any plans but a quick dental check up today...and then time for me...whoo hoo. Here's a quick card using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp.

I have to be totally honest...when I first saw this stamp set I had no interest in it and couldn't figure out why anyone would like it. And now I absolutely love it...go figure! 

Now that I've used this stamp set, I don't know how I lived without it...lol! 

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Simply Saturday

It seems that Saturday comes so quickly! I can't believe it's time for another Simply Saturday. This adorable card is one we did at my church fundraiser.


I thought the stamp used for the green flower was really cute.  It's only half a flower, just the part you see. It was nice to not have to try to ink up only half a stamp...lol! I think I'm going to make a bunch of these refreshing cards in different colors to have on hand to send to people when I think of them. I make a lot of cards but don't send them out enough.

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Simply Saturday

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I have a very tasty Simply Saturday to share with you today.


I received this tasty tag from my upline in Stampin' Up. Inside there was (key word...was...lol!) a Ghiradelli chocolate square. I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate immediately :)  This cute little thank you is one of the easiest things to make using either of the tag topper punches. This one used the Angled Punch and with a few quick embellishments, I think makes the perfect little "thank you" for people you want to let know you appreciate them. In the past when my mom was in the nursing home for physical therapy rehab I gave her a bunch of little chocolate thank yous that my friend had made for a Chinese New Years celebration.

It was wonderful of my friend to suggest I take the extras from the dinner for my mom to give to everyone who was helping her...it was greatly appreciated by me, my mom and those that received them!

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Fun

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I had dental surgery that kicked my butt and then I was lazy for a few days! And the weather has been nice...not too humid on many days so I've been taking time to enjoy the weather too. Funday Friday is taking a summer break...but will be back in the Fall with some great cards, 3-D projects and layouts.

Here's a card I made recently at craft night that I really love.


It's not as hard as it looks...I promise! I used the Stampin' Up Hexagon Hive Thinlit to create the overlay. When you cut paper with the thinlit save the the pieces that punch out for another project. That is where the blue and melon color pieces are from. And the petals are punched using the Petite Petal Punch and the center is one of the Itty Bitty Punches with a pearl accent. A quick piece of coordinating ribbon across the card and the sentiment was a quick stamp and punch using the Artisan Label Punch which is one of the weekly deals this week with Stampin' Up. I know it's a little thing, but coordinating stamps and punches are a favorite of mine. I am not always in the mood to fussy cut, so for me the coordinating products are a lifesaver...lol! 

Well I hope you like my card half as much as I do. Have a great day!
Joyce

Friday, June 27, 2014

Funday Friday - In the Garden

I have to apologize for my post being late today. I had oral surgery this week to start preparing for two implants and I totally thought it would be "no big deal". I couldn't have been more wrong - lol! I am healing well but I have one chipmunk cheek still and am still taking pain meds so I have been out of it a bit this week.

This week is FFC #56 and this week's Challenge is:
“In the Garden”
Create a card, layout or project with a Garden theme!
 Our sponsors this week is:

Stamping Chef & Bugaboo

Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss your chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, June 27th12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, July 4th 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is what I have for this week's challenge:

I colored in the stamped image with my SU markers and then softened the lines with the water color pen. I went back over the flower a little with marker after the water dried to darken up the center to give a little dimension. One of the things I like about this sentiment is it's versatility - you can use it for a birthday, thinking of you, almost any reason you have to drop someone a card to let them  know you are thinking of them.

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.


  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until July 4th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, July 7th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Simply Saturday

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! Here's a cute and quick card I did at the Stampin' Up! fundraiser for my church.

I think this is just too stinkin' cute! I would have never purchased this stamp set prior to making this card....but now it's too cute to not have. And I just love, love, love the googly eyes! There is something about googly eyes that just tickles me silly. And you could put any saying with the card and easily make it in masculine colors and a hat for a guy.

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Friday, June 20, 2014

Funday Friday & Some Summer Fun!

It's my favorite day of the week and it's another Funday Friday Challenge.
This week is FFC #55 and t
his week's Challenge is:
“Summer Fun”
Create a card, layout or project with some Summer Fun!
 Our sponsors this week is:

Stamp Art

Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss your chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, June 20th12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, June 27th 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is what I have for this week's challenge:

So this is not the card I originally had planned. But we all know what happens to the best laid plans...lol! It's been a tough week. I am running my first scrapbooking crop on Saturday and have been going crazy with all the last minute plans. Plus checking and re-checking everything I have together because I want to get it perfect! The seating chart, the food, the goodie bags, the raffle tickets....everything. And I think I am driving myself crazy with it. The next one has to be easier (phew!). Then our a/c died and the new one goes in on Tuesday. So with the heat the past few days I've had to get my mom out of the house every night after work and into a/c for as many hours as I can. (She has plenty of places to go during the day with a/c but insists "she's fine"...and I figure I will be just like her when I'm old too...lol!) 

So I have actually "cheated" and used a card I made about two months ago so I could get you a post for the challenge. In my yard my own flowers are up and blooming so I'm enjoying the beauty that summer brings so that is why I choose this card. The grass was easy peasy to create using the SU fringe scissors. The flowers are made from SU punches and I just used my stylus to draw lines down each petal to create the daffodil look. Cute isn't it! 

Our daffodils may have bloomed and died already,
but our new rose bush is doing beautifully! 


Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.


  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until June 27th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, June 30th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!