Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More on the Anniversary Celebration!

As you know, on Sunday, May 3rd Jo's Scrap Shack is turning 3! So her Design Team, along with some wonderful guest designers, are celebrating with a Blog Hop! And we are hoping you will Hop along with us. So be sure to stop by on May 3rd to see what we all have planned. And Jo has an AMAZING prize for one lucky winner!
Here is everything....


  • Your Story Photo machine & accessories
  • We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board
  • (2) 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads
  • 8-1/2 x 11 multi-colored chevron paper pack
  • sequins
  • resin flowers
  • roll of bling
  • ribbon
  • twine
  • chipboard album + decorative papers
  • K & Co. Tags & envelopes
  • (3) packs of metal charms
  • Large ribbon embellishment
  • Buttons
  • Mesh
  • "How to write the stories behind your photographs" By Denise Ledoux- A writing Guide
  • Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" stamps#2 set


So this is when I am wishing I was one of our readers so I can enter to win!!!

Fun~day Friday

Oh I have to apologize to everyone! I had my post ready to go and forgot to actually post it! I left it as a draft....so sorry!

So here are the details for this week's challenge: Our sponsors this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Bugaboo. The challenge starts Friday, April 24th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, May 1st at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And our theme for this week is Bunny Ears, Whiskers and Puppy Tails - some of my favorite things!

I used an embossing folder to give the card the texture then used a nested dies to cut the center out and a frame for the bunny so she looks like she sitting in the tree. I love the little chicks that are peaking out behind her...the is probably the main reason I picked this digi!

I love seeing what everyone creates for the Fun~day Friday challenges! Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to check out what they made for this challenge, I know you'll love it!
  Now my crafty 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 May 1st at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 4th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join us for an anniversary celebration!!

On Sunday, May 3rd Jo's Scrap Shack is turning 3! So her Design Team, along with some wonderful guest designers, are celebrating with a Blog Hop! And we are hoping you will Hop along with us. So be sure to stop by on May 3rd to see what we all have planned.
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/

See you on the 3rd!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

One of the things I love about the warm weather is all the fresh fruit! And I have to admit, it tastes even better for some reason when someone else cuts it up...lol! But I have been enjoying all the delicious strawberries and blueberries that have started to go on sale along with the cantalope and pineapple. And when I have friends over I love to serve this fresh fruit. It's not only delicious but all the colors also make the table look pretty.

And here is a great way to pretty-up the table display using things you already have:
https://www.tastefullysimple.com/blog/blog-posts/fancy-fruit-displays-made-easy  
Summertime entertaining doesn't need to be complicated. And I have to admit, I am loving putting the new TS Blueberry Acai Vinaigrette on my fruit! 
 As a friend of mine put it....she is ready to do shots of this vinaigrette it is so tasty!! There is also a Strawberry and a Mango Vinaigrette which are awesome too, but the Blueberry is my favorite. 

So if you want to add a little "somethin' somethin'" to your fruit (or ice cream!) look no further!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fun~day Friday is "Sketchy"

I don't know about where you live, but in Jersey the weather has been absolutely beautiful this week! I've had the windows open at home and in the car...and gone for ice cream, my favorite warm weather treat.

So here are the details for this week's challenge: Our sponsors this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Bugaboo. The challenge starts Friday, April 17th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 24th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And our theme for this week is this sketch: 


It's cute isn't it! And here is my project using this sketch...

I used the Vintage Shoes digi from LBBS. It's my first time using a pre-colored digi. It makes creating a project super easy! I had intended to color the Celebrate YOU! part of the sentiment with a burgundy marker. But I started coloring with the brown and just forgot to stop and stamped the sentiment. But the 3Twenty Stamps look great in either color :)

Here is how the digi looks and you just resize it like any other digi:


I love seeing what everyone creates for the Fun~day Friday challenges! Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to check out what they made for this challenge, I know you'll love it!
  Now my crafty 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 April 24th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, April 27th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

Well I am definitely enjoying my weekend breakfasts. On the weekends I like to make something like french toast, pancakes, etc. Here is some delicious Chocolate Chip Pancakes I made, which are actually gluten free.
You couldn't tell by their taste they were gluten free! The pancakes are part of the TS Gluten Free line. And I put the new Blackberry Syrup on them, which is also part of the TS eatwell line. As a consultant I have the tough job of "product research"...taste testing all the new products...tough job huh...lol! Yes, I love product research. The Blackberry Syrup is thick and not runny...I can't wait to try it on other things.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
Joyce



Friday, April 10, 2015

Funday Friday - Floral & Butterflies

I feel like Spring has finally sprung here!! Even though we are due for rain today and tomorrow the weather is finally warming up. I just love Spring and the warm weather it brings. I love having my coffee outside in the morning and having the windows and slider door open - it's so refreshing and invigorating for me. 

So here are the details for this week's challenge: Our sponsor is A Day for Daisy's and Di's Digi's. The challenge starts Friday, April 10th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 17th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And our theme is Floral and Butterflies - so let's see you create something with flowers or butterflies...or both! Here is my project for this week. 
I used the Cherry Blossom digi from ADFD and the sentiment is from 3Twenty. And the butterflies are popped up with small pieces of foam squares. I kept it really simple this week since I broke a tooth on Wednesday :(  While I'm not in serious pain, it's just uncomfortable. But today I get the tooth pulled to start the implant process...yeah me! But back to the card. I think this shows just how beautiful "simple" can be.

I love seeing what everyone creates for the Funday Friday challenges! Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to check out what they made for this challenge, I know you'll love it!
  Now my crafty 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 April 17th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, April 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

Tastefully Simple has an amazing new line  - TS eatwell. It is helping me make health eating so much easier...and keeping it all tasty. Here's a delicious salad I had at work using the Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

I know this is going to sound crazy...but it doesn't have what I consider a "balsamic" taste. It's a robust fruity taste and made my salad perfect. Of course I topped it with a little Feta cheese. For me, no salad is complete without cheese, sad by true...lol!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Joyce


Friday, April 3, 2015

Funday Friday has exciting news!

We have a wonderful new designer who has joined our design team! Please welcome Bridget to our Funday Friday team! Please stop by her blog - Crazy Cat Lady Crafts - to see all the great designs she has created. And of course to see her Funday Friday challlenge :)

So here are the details for this week's challenge: Our sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps. The challenge starts Friday, April 3rd at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 10th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And our theme is Anything Goes! Here is my project for this week. 



I used the free digi they had recently MM Sweet and she was designed by Olga Ishenko. Isn't she adorable? As I mentioned before, I am doing a book about me and this is going into that book. I still have to journal which I think will be about a time when I felt free...free to be me, to do what I wanted, not having to worry about anyone else.Here's a close up of the digis.



I'm curious, is anyone else creating a book about them? I don't have kids so hopefully my nieces will be interested in them at some point, or maybe even their kids. But if I had kids I would think it would be a wonderful family heirloom to hand down.

I love seeing what everyone creates for the Funday Friday challenges! Please make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to check out what they made for this challenge, I know you'll love it!
  Now my crafty 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 April 10th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, April 13th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!