Friday, April 29, 2016

Fun~day Friday #136

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. and our theme is Mother's Day!

The challenge starts Friday, April 29th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, May 6th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Magnolia.

So this is a bittersweet post. Right now my mom is home in hospice care.  I came across this picture of her in one of her picture boxes. Originally I was going to do a lyout  of her beautiful magnolia trees. But when I saw this picture I knew I had to use it! She is a beautiful, amazing woman whom I am proud to call Mom.

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!

Team A

Team B
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Dar's Crafty Creations
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, April 29th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 6th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for good friends! I have a handful of really good friends that I know I can count on, and considered myself very blessed to have those friendships.

4. Good friends
3. Faith in God
2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

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

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

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun~day Friday #135

Our team this week is Team B.
Our sponsor this week is Scrappers Delight and our theme is this sketch!
The challenge starts Friday, April 22nd at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 29th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And this is what I created using Nerissa Mermaid!
My niece was visiting her mom and dad in Florida and having a great time. And yes, my sister really does have a mermaid painted as the background to her hot tub! When I saw the picture I just knew I had to use this digi for a layout.

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! This week is Team B but our entire DT is listed below so you don't miss a post! 


Team A

Team B
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Dar's Crafty Creations
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, April 29th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 2nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my faith. It's been a tough 1-1/2 months with my mom being in the hospital, going to rehab for physical therapy, then back to the hospital...and she is still there. But she is 88 years young and has bounced back from worse! So we are still optimistic that God has more mischeif for her to get into in this life.

3. Faith in God
2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tasty Tuesday

Sorry I haven't been around for Tasty Tuesdays! But I am back...cause I have still been eating...lol!

Here is super fast but tasty dish I made the other night. I used a little of Wildtree's Sweet Onion Dressing over chicken and sprinkled some cheddar cheese on it. The onion dresssing is just the right combo of onion and sweetness...so tasty!It's great for those nights you don't have time to plan or are just exhausted from the day and want something easy, tasty, and homemade!

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fun~day Friday #134 - Color Challenge

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. and our theme is a color challenge; red, black and tan!
The challenge starts Friday, April 15th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 22nd at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Supergirl Avery.
Ever have a project that just didn't come out at all like you planned? Well this is one of those for me...lol! I have some beautiful tan, black and red paper (from many, many years ago!) and I didn't use the patterned sheets I was planning to. The ABCs were just too busy with the patterns no matter how I laid it out, so I used the "calmer" patterned paper from it. There is a sheet to match every pattern on those ABCs. But I am still happy with how it turned out and I will be putting this in my album about me. I've learned I can't do it all and I am very ok with that! I give it my best, don't stress and it all works out so much better!

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!

Team A

Team B
A Little Bit of Kellie
 AJ's Creative Energy
Dar's Crafty Creations
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, April 22nd 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, April 25th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

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

Thankful Thursday

There are so many things I am thankful for. This week it's my comfy bed...again the simple pleasures. But my mom has been in the hospital lately and I have spent many hours at night in different hospital chairs trying to catch a few winks. And when I got home the other morning and laid in my bed I felt like I was in my own piece of heaven!


2. My comfy bed
1. A hot shower

I love to hear from everyone on what they are thankful for.

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

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Simply Saturday

Well I can't believe that we are expecting a dusting of snow today...totally crazy!! This is the first time I am posting from my ipad so here's to hoping it all works well and I am not technically challenged...lol!

I decided to bring my Paper Pumpkin kit with me to complete while sitting in the hospital with my mom. Paper Pumpkin makes is so simple to create something so cute so quickly!
The box has everything needed. And yes, it is a January kit! It makes a really cute calendar with an easel. I completed it in no time, all 12 months.
I think I will place this on my desk when I get home. And I think I will use the months as embellishments in my scrapbook pages for this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Keep crafty and God bless! 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Fun~day Friday #133

Since the DT for Jo's Scrap Shack has expanded, we are now broken into two teams. Our Team this week is Team B. Our sponsor this week are Robyn's Fetish and Bugaboo and our theme is Anything Goes!
The challenge starts Friday, April 8th at12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 15th 6:00 PM (eastern time). Here is what I created using Birdie's Nest from Robyn's Fetish.
This was the perfect digi for me. We have a bird that comes to nest every year in this bush and each morning my mom is awoken to the bird singing...which couldn't make her happier! It really is about the simple pleasures in life. This one is going into my mom's scrapbook. She likes a simple layout that just accents the photo. I used my SU colored pencils and the reitred Clementine paper from CTMH.


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, April 15th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, April 18th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thankful Thursday

I am reading a book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. I am a slow reader so I won't say how long I've been reading it...lol! The book is about enjoying and finding the everyday blessings. By finding your gratitude it will change your life. She was challenged to write a list of what she is thankful for. So I am going to do the same.

1. A hot shower

I know that seems simple...but I just love my hot shower each and every morning. If I had to choose between my shower and coffee...I would take the shower! Each Thursday I will post something I am thankful for. It may not be a big thing, but I believe life is about the little moments.

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

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Fun~day Friday #132

Sorry I am running late this week...life has definitely gotten in the way of my crafting!  Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps and our theme is a 321 Challenge! Use 3 colors, 2 embellishments and 1 technique - how fun is that!
The challenge starts Friday, April 1st at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, April 8th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). Here's what I created using LBBS's Ragdoll Sweetheart in Boots.
My colors are red, purple and gray. My technique is "erasing" the color with the COPICs colorless blender and making the polka dots in her top and the lines in her leggins. And yes, I love wearing boots...and plan to add a collage of pictures of my boots to the page. Unfortunately I don't own that many now as I recently developed an allergy to something in shoes and am limited in what I can wear...crazy huh!

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, April 8th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, April 11th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your craft love!
 Thanks for stopping by!