Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thankful Thursday

To build upon last week...I am thankful for hot water! When my hot water heater went, I had to go a few days without hot water. I have some wonderful friends who offered up a hot shower...thank you soooo much!!! But I really missed the hot water for the little things...like cleaning around the house, doing dishes, and washing my hands. Who would have thought I would miss being able to clean...lol!

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!

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Fun~day Friday #144

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsors this week is Little Blue Button Stamps and Limited Run and our theme is Anything Goes!
The challenge starts today, Friday, June 24th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, July 1st at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Limited Run's Garden Cupcake
So this one was a little hard for me. My plan when I picked this adorable digi was to use it fo to r my mom's birthday party this year. But instead I used it for last year's photos of her birthday at church. Each year I host coffee hour in honor of her birthday and do something special. Last year was an ice cream bar! I had four different types of ice cream and lots and lots of toppings! And no sundae is complete without whipped topping. Mom loved it last year. I've also done ice cream cake, a cookie bar and a cupcake bar. This year I was going to do a few different cakes.

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
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, July 1st  6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, July 4th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I love the comments you leave...thank you for your crafty love!
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thankful Thursday

So I had my plumber out to fix my outside faucet leak and we discovered that my hot water heater was leaking. Fortunately we caught it early enough that it did not flood my garage. The people I bought the house from kept amazing records on everything...except the hot water heateer! So my plumber tracked down the warranty through the manfacturer and found out the warranty expires in August. So yea me...a new hot water heater is still covered under the warranty even though I can't prove a thing! I do have to pay for code upgrades, but I would need to do that either way. I am very grateful my plumber took the extra step to track the info down for me to get the costs covered.

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, June 18, 2016

Simply Saturday

Here is the birthday layout class I did with Close to My Heart
The patterned paper on both side is the same but my darn camera is showing it as different colors. Anyway,,. the paper looks really cute in person! I plan to host coffee hour at my church in honor of my mom's birthday in August and will be putting the photos on this layout. She really enjoyed seeing the classes I took and it was tradition for me to host coffee hour to throw her a church birthday party.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Fun~day Friday #143

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsors this week is Robyn's Fetish.
The challenge starts today, Friday, June 17th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, June 24th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using this sketch and Over da Wall Puppy
 
I feel like this digi is perfect for me...cause my dog has been "over da wall" crazy with the beautiful weather we've had lately...lol! 
He will play catch all day long as you can see by the path he has worn in the back yard. But it's not just any ball...it has to be a Kong squeaky ball. Any other ball and he just stands there and looks at it!

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
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, June 10th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, June 27th.
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, June 16, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Last week I started a new Bible Study, The Armor of God, by Priscilla Shirer...and I am really enjoying it! My new boss invited me to the weekly study and I am very grateful for it. A good study can be tough, but oh so rewarding!

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, June 11, 2016

Simply Saturday

I ran a crop at my church last Saturday and we had three classes so over the next three weeks I'll be sharing what we made. I love taking classes! Here is the Close to My Heart card class we did with the Picture My Life cards.
I accidentally stamped the one card upside down...oops!! I was having too much fun and chatting with my friends!
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Fun~day Friday #142

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsors this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Bugaboo and our theme is Father's Day!!
The challenge starts today, Friday, June 10th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, June 17th  at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using for Father's Day. I know the sentiment says Happy Birthday, but since Father's Day changes it's year I figure someone will a birthday card for Father's Day :) 
I love the little hangers...they are just adorable! Since this one was given to me, I need to find some more :)
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, June 10th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, June 20th.
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! 
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Well the a/c went down at work yesterday...so today I am thankful for air conditioning. I work on the 2nd floor and luckily we are able to open windows and have blinds to close when the sun started to shine in. I also keep a small fan at my desk so I was able get some air circulation. And all I could think of was I grew up here without a/c and survived just fine...boy have I gotten spoiled...lol!

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! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fun~day Friday #141

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsors this week are Cutting Cafe and Sherri Baldy and our theme is Recycled Scraps!!
The challenge starts today, Friday, June 3rd  at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, June 10th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using just scraps and Cutting Cafe's Flower Paper Set! 
A (very long..) while ago I purchased a glass container from PartyLite and planned to put paper flowers in it to use on my bathroom vanity. So I finally did it and I love the way it came out. I still don't have a Brother Scan & Cut yet so I did a bit of fussy cutting the other night while watching tv. The three size of images that come with it printed beautifully on my larger scraps, roughly 6x6.
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
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, June 10th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, June 13th.
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, June 2, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for popcorn! Yes, I have been trying to keep my snacks a little healthier, so when I want something "munchy, crunchy"

9. Popcorn
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! 
Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!