Friday, December 16, 2016

Fun~day Friday #169

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge. This week's Challenge is:
“Anything Goes!”
Create a card, layout or project of your choice!
 Our sponsors this week is:


This week both Teams A and B are participating in Fun~day Friday. 
Here is what I created this week for our last challenge of 2016. 
I can't believe the year is almost gone already. It's been a tough year for so many people that I know and I know I am looking forward to a new year and new beginnings. 

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

 Starts: Friday, December 16th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, December 23rd 6:00 PM (eastern time)

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


Team A

Team B
And Me J

  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 23rd at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, December 26th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!



Friday, December 2, 2016

Fun~day Friday #167

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish.  And our theme is a 3-2-1 Challenge...use 3 colors, 2 embellishments, and 1 technique!

The challenge starts today, Friday, November 18th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Beautiful Christmas Wreath. 

For my 3 colors I used red, green and gold. For my 2 embellishments the 2 gold pearls, which were white and I colored in with my COPICs. My 1 technique was glossy accent resist. I colored in the red ribbon with my COPICs then added the glossy accent and allowed it to dry overnight. I then used two shades of green ink to color in the wreath and finished off by rubbing a paper towel over the glossy accent areas to remove any ink. It's hard to see in the photo but the ribbon is very shiny from the glossy accents. 

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 Friday, December 9th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, December 12th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fun~day Friday #165

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish.  And our theme is a Color Challenge...Brown, Green and Yellow!

The challenge starts today, Friday, November 18th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, November 25th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Beautiful Bow.

Here are some of gift tags I made for my Christmas gifts using Beautiful Bow. It's hard to see against the bag, but the berries are a red stickle. Yes I love the yellow glitter bag which I why I just had to use it for the challenge...lol! As a friend of mine says, life is better with glitter! 

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 Friday, November 25th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, November 28th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsors this week are Cutting Cafe and A Day for Daisies. And our theme is ...Anything Goes!
The challenge starts today, Friday, November 4th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, November 11th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using A Day For Daisies new Sunflower Mason Jar.  

There is just something about flowers in a mason jar that I absolutely love! So I couldn't resist when I saw this image. Plus I had enough paper in that old paper pack I found for my last challenge to make another fall card. I used my SU colored pencils for the image and added some Crystal Affects for water inside the jar. 

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 Friday, November 11th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, November 14th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Jo's Scrap Shack New Design Team!

We have a wonderful new talented group of ladies joining our Design Team over at Jo's Scrap Shack! I would love for you to hop over to Jo's page to meet everyone "in person"!  
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2016/10/introducing-2016-2017-design-team.html
Thanks for stopping by and keep crafting!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thankful Thursday

This week, continuing with the dental work, I am thankful I have found an amazing dentist locally! I am having a few implants put in to replace crowns and a bridge from when I was young and the front is complete. (My brother and I thought it was a good idea to race through the woods in the dark...thus the need for new front teeth..but that's a story for another day!) My dentist is a perfectionist in his work and the teeth look amazing, very real. You can't tell at all that they are implants.

23. My dentist
22. Novocain
21. A Good Vacuum
20. Farmer's Markets
19. Animal Rescues
18. Midnight
17. Jemma
16. Movers
15. Reliable contractor
14. My mechanic
13. My country
12. Hot water
11. Reliable plumber
10. The Armor God Bible Study
9. Air conditioning
8. My dog
7. A comfy couch
6. Church family
5. Mom
4. Good friends
3. Faith in God
2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

As always, I would love to hear what you're thankful for!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fun~day Friday #161

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish. And our theme is ...Anything Goes!
The challenge starts today, Friday, October 21st at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, October 28th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Apple Harvest

 

I used my Scan n Cut to cut out the image shape and my COPICs to color in the image. I find I like coloring the image in before I cut it out best. And the paper is from a card kit I had from years ago. And apple picking is one of my favorite things! I was hoping to go this year but time has gotten away from me and I don't think I'll be able to. But I did color and cut a 2nd image because I want to use it on an apple picking layout...which may not happen until next Fall so that image is ready and in my Scrap Rack. 

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!
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Wire Wrapture 
And me ~ Joyce

 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 Friday, October 28th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, October 31st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thankful Thursday

And this week I am thankful for whoever invented Novocain! I've needed a lot of dental work recently so have spent a lot of time just leaning back with my mouth open and been able to do a lot of thinking...lol! And I couldn't imagine having to go through any of that without the Novocain!

22. Novocain
21. A Good Vacuum
20. Farmer's Markets
19. Animal Rescues
18. Midnight
17. Jemma
16. Movers
15. Reliable contractor
14. My mechanic
13. My country
12. Hot water
11. Reliable plumber
10. The Armor God Bible Study
9. Air conditioning
8. My dog
7. A comfy couch
6. Church family
5. Mom
4. Good friends
3. Faith in God
2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

As always, I would love to hear what you're thankful for!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Simply Saturday

Here's a quick layout I did of my mom from the Greek Festival last year. For some reason the background paper just seemed really fitting for this, not really sure why. It was some CM paper that was in my stash.
It became tradition that every year we would go and have dinner and Greek coffee there. Mom loved her coffee in general and the Greek coffee ranked near the top. Then we would do a little shopping and pick up some of the amazing pastries the women of the church would make! If you have a Greek Festival near you it is definitely worth visiting!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fun~day Friday #160

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsor this week is Kenny K. And our theme is ...Recycled Scraps!
The challenge starts today, Friday, October 14th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, October 21st at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Angel Seraphina
When I saw this image I knew right away the type of layout it would be for - a journaling page in my book about me to record those times when I know God has brought angels into my life! Now to do all the journaling, which I am sure will bring many tears of joy. 

I colored the image using my Kaiser Craft Glitter Pens. If you haven't use these pens...they are awesome!! They are so smooth. I used them for the first time with my Bible journaling and am hooked. Then I used my Scan n Cut to cut out the colored image (I think I'm getting the hang of it...lol!). My layered circles are all scraps and even the ivory star pendant is "recycled". The pendant was in my mom's jewelry box and when I saw it I knew I wanted to include it in my scrapbooking as a memory of her. And of course, I know she is one of the angels watching over me! 

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!
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Wire Wrapture 
And me ~ Joyce

 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 Friday, October 21st 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, October 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Simply Saturday

Here is a very simple layout I did with my youngest niece. It's rare that I find paper where the sayings are so perfect for the layout.
I just loved all the sayings on this paper and thought they were so fitting and appropriate for the day, so I did some simple matting and worked around them. I do pray that her faith continues to grow each day. She is an amazing kid with an amazing heart!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fun~day Friday #159

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsors this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Sherri Baldy. And our theme is ...Anything Goes!
The challenge starts today, Friday, October 7th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, October 14th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using LBBS's Sweet Dreams Margaret
 
I used my Scan n Cut to cut out the image shape. And just when I think I am getting the hang of it...I make a mistake..LOL! You have to look real close in the picture but it also cut out the two little stars so I had to pop them back in! I colored her in using my COPICs and added a little texture to her blanket. But I find I am using more cards that don't have a saying on the front and writing personal messages inside. 

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!
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Wire Wrapture 
And me ~ Joyce

 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 Friday, October 14th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, October 17th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thankful Thursday

I know this will sound crazy to some...but I am so thankful for a good vacuum! My little Jemma loves her sticks and will sneak them into the house whenever she can and leave a shredded mess! She has learned "stick outside" so she knows she has to sneak them in now. She brought this in when I was taking a shower earlier this week...this mess also required a good broom first...lol!
21. A Good Vacuum
20. Farmer's Markets
19. Animal Rescues
18. Midnight
17. Jemma
16. Movers
15. Reliable contractor
14. My mechanic
13. My country
12. Hot water
11. Reliable plumber
10. The Armor God Bible Study
9. Air conditioning
8. My dog
7. A comfy couch
6. Church family
5. Mom
4. Good friends
3. Faith in God
2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

As always, I would love to hear what you're thankful for!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Let's Play Fetch

So Midnight has always been funny with playing fetch. If you don't throw the ball far enough he just stands there and looks at you! And my mom couldn't get the ball far enough with her arthritis. So my youngest niece bought her one of those sticks to play fetch with the dog. It did help her throw the ball farther so he would play.
And yes, it's the same picture twice. I somehow lost the other photo to go on the page :(  So I figured mom had so much fun with it that it was worth double the photo and double the fun! 
 And of course after coming inside he needed to make himself comfortable on the couch with my mom. And even after she got up he just stayed put. In my next life, I'm coming back as my dog...lol!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Simply Saturday

Well I feel like I am on a roll with using the layouts I've done in prior hostess clubs!!
"Find what brings you JOY and go there"...that is definitely something that my mom did in life! Even on her bad days when she needed a walker instead of a cane, she still lived life to the fullest. Here she is at a party and is part of a dance line and she was movin' on down the line with the best of them!
And the second page of the layout is what brings me joy...spending the day with my scrappin' peeps at a crop!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fun~day Friday #158

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsors this week are Robyn's Fetish and Bugaboo.  And our theme is ...Use your dies and cutting machines...with paper piercing!
The challenge starts today, Friday, September 29th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, October 7th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Mark Mummy. 
Isn't he just the cutest!! It reminded me of when I would have or go to sleep overs as a kid. We would play mummy, which was having a race to see who could wrap someone up in toilet paper quicker! I cut the image using my Scan n Cut. I can't remember where I picked up the die set but I was thrilled to finally be able to use it! I love the pumpkin border it pierces out.

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!
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Wire Wrapture 
And me ~ Joyce

 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 Friday, October 7th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, October 10th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for Dunkin Donuts Cold Brew coffee..lol! I know it's a crazy one, but I've really been enjoying it and am hoping that they continue it all winter long and don't make it just a "summer thing". A girl has to have her caffeine :)

20. Farmer's Markets
19. Animal Rescues
18. Midnight
17. Jemma
16. Movers
15. Reliable contractor
14. My mechanic
13. My country
12. Hot water
11. Reliable plumber
10. The Armor God Bible Study
9. Air conditioning
8. My dog
7. A comfy couch
6. Church family
5. Mom
4. Good friends
3. Faith in God
2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

As always, I would love to hear what you're thankful for!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mother's Day

So I am just getting around to scrapping Mother's Day from last year. (And somehow the paper and letters look funny when photographed on that darn scrap easel again...I'll get something better figured out for next time!). Somehow I managed to NOT get a picture of any of us at lunch for Mother's Day...only the dog sitting under the table at my mom's feet and the plant we gave her. She loved her gardening so we always got her a nice plant. Last year my brother was in charge of picking it out.
He definitely knew who snuck him scraps at the table...lol! And every year the men at church put on a delicious breakfast for all the ladies at the church. Mom always enjoyed that. So here she is with a few of her friends enjoying the start of her day.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Simply Saturday

Today I am sharing a layout using an overlay I purchased at the Scrapbook Expo last year when it came to town. Unforunately I didn't get a chance to go to this year's Expo...but I'm already looking forward to next year!


There is a nice little winery not too far from where I live and they were running a fundraiser for March of Dimes. So a group of us from The Franklin Woman's Clube went together and we got to sample wine for a great cause!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fun~day Friday #157

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsor this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Sami Stamps. And our theme this week is Anything Goes...my favorite!!
The challenge starts today, Friday, September 23rd at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, September 30th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using LBBS' Coffee Love.
I think there is nothing better than spending time with friends...and drinking coffee while doing so! So I plan to take photos of me and my friends when we get together for coffee to catch up. (And for those of you that don't drink coffee, you're  not off the "photo hook"...tea and hot chocolate count!). I really want to start scrappin' more of the day-to-day things in life that really make life so great. And there were a number of cute sayings that came with Coffee Love but I didn't get the setting right on my Scan n Cut so they didn't come out for this layout. I am still on a learning curve with that! But the coffee girl, the cup and the beans (and a few other images I didn't use) cut wonderfully.
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!
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Wire Wrapture 
And me ~ Joyce

I am entering this layout into the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

 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 Friday, September 30th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, September 12th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!