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!