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!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Today I want to share that I am thankful for Farmer's Markets. I have been making a lot of healthy food choices and have enjoyed getting fresh veggies at a local Farmer's Market this summer.

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 19, 2016

Bad to the Bone

My little man just loves his bully sticks! I'm not sure there is much in life that makes him happier than a fresh bully stick...lol!
I am trying to be sure I scrap the everyday things that are a part of life. I hope you are too! It's those everyday moments that are so precious and I have found that I tend to take them for granted.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Simply Saturday

And here is another layout I finally got some pictures onto! This one took a bit longer to get around to using. But when I go through my binder of completed layouts I feel like I automatically know if certain photos should go on that layout.

This is the Easter celebration that goes with last Saturday's layout. And yes, my niece fell alseep and I came across a photo of her sleeping so my brother held it up to her while I took the photo...lol! I'm not even sure she has seen this photo yet :)

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fun~day Friday #156

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsor this week are Di's Digi's and Sherrie Baldy. And our theme this week is Anything Goes...whoo hooo!!
The challenge starts today, Friday, September 16th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, September 23rd  at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using the pre-colored digi, Let's Light It Up Cake Colored


I used stuff from my stash for this layout. The paperbag (from Melissa Frances) has hidden journaling inside it. Sometimes it's just nice to have a pre-colored digi to get a quick layout put together :)

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, September 23rd 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, September 26th.
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 15, 2016

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the animal rescues who work so hard and so tirelessly to help abandoned and abused animals! I got both my dogs from rescues, Midnight when I was living in Florida and Jemma from one up here in Jersey. And the volunteers are amazing in what they do! I love animals but I'm not sure I could handle the abuse cases...I wish all abused animals could be rescued immediately! Can ya' tell I'm an animal lover :)

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 12, 2016

Gifting Layouts

Here are two layouts I have almost finished for my nieces. I actually want to frame them and give them these before finishing them. I want them to title the pages and put the journaling in the boxes for their special events.
These are from 2015 from their High School Prom and 8th Grade Dance. I'm not sure why the paper looks wavy. I had the pages on my scrap easel and in person it looked flat.  I can't believe how grown up they are now! Of course, I'm not getting older as they are getting older...lol!

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

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Simply Saturday Update

So I previously posted this layout I did in a Close to My Heart class. I keep a binder with my finished layouts that are ready to use. And I finally put pictures on it!
We celebrated my niece's birthday (a little late...) and Easter together one year. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Life's a Blessing ~ Enjoy Everyday!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fun~day Friday #155

Our team this week is Team B. Our sponsor this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Bugaboo. And our theme this week is a 321 Challenge - 3 colors, 2 embellishments, and 1 technique.

The challenge starts today, Friday, September 9th at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, September 16th at 6:00 PM (eastern time). And here is what I created using Bugaboo's Fried Chicken.
I colored it in using my COPICs and used yellow, orange, and blue for my three colors. My two embellishments are the bling on the title, and the one technique is the glossy accents on the glasses and sun.

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, September 16th 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!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for Midnight too! I need to give my little boy equal time :)  He is 11 years old and has brought me sooo much joy and love over the years. I know giving thanks for him is a "repeat" but he has been amazing with Jemma!

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 5, 2016

Good Dog

Here's two layouts I put together of my dog recently.
On Pinterest I saw the idea for putting a few treats in a muffin tin then putting the balls in each spot...and oh he absolutely loves this game! Midnight is very food focused so he is ready for anything to do with treats...lol! I still have to try this with Jemma.
And he sat every day with my mom while she ate in her chair. She said she always saved him the last bite...then it became the last 3 bites...then I would see her giving him something at the beginning of a meal. He was her eating partner. And yes, he has lost a few pounds since she has passed. 

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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Simply Saturday

Here is a quick layout I did using an overlay. I just love the saying on it "With God all things are possible."...which is so very true!! He can make the impossible very possible :)  The pictures are from the 150 Central Concert we had at our church last year. They are a local praise and worship band. The pictures aren't that great, but the concert was awesome so I still wanted to scrapboook the page.


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

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fun~day Friday #154

Our team this week is Team A. Our sponsor this week is the Scrappers Delight. And our theme this week is Anything Goes...whoo hooo!!
The challenge starts today, Friday, September 2nd at 12:00 AM (eastern time) and ends Friday, September 9th at 6:00 PM (eastern time)...yikes I can't believe it's September already!! And here is what I created using Xmas Room 1.

I colored it in using my COPICs and added some stickles for some sparkle. The paper is retired CM paper. I add my holiday cards to my scrapbook album and like to do a cover page for the cards...so this is it. I hope you like it. It was really a lot of fun to color in.

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, September 2nd 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!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thankful Thursday

I just realized I have been a slacker...I haven't been getting my Thankful Thursday posts up...so sorry!

I am thankful for my new puppy, Jemma. Life has been crazy the past few weeks but I wouldn't trade it for anything :)  She is really a delight and so much fun and her and Midnight get along so well. She has brought a lot of joy to my life, and I think Midnight's life too!

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!