24 February 2011

It's Joy's Life Thursday!!

Recently, I was asked to make some Thank You cards, this person was very very ill and in intensive care for two weeks and has lots of folks to thank for all that they did, Here is one of the cards I made for her. I used Lettering Delights “Yours Truly” svg set for the flower spray, the background mat I ran through the Cuttlebug with the 5x7 Dots embossing folder, I used some ribbon from my stash and the Bow Easy to tie the bow, the sentiment is from Joy’s Life “Mother & Daughter” Stamp set and I used the masking technique to make the sentiment two lined as opposed to long. The scallop is a punch from Stampin Up and the center circle is a punch from Creative Memories.

Joy's Life Stamps
LD Yours Truly

23 February 2011

Tacky Tuesday Card

My Friend and fellow Joy's Life Design Team member, Ruthie has a Fabulous Challenge called Tacky Tuesdays and I finally had a chance to participate!! This month's Challenge was the Chick cut from page 35 in the Booklet of the "Simply Charmed" Cartridge. I also used the "Smiley" Cartridge that was a free download on the Gypsy, for the Pirate head piece and eye piece. I used Make The Cut to cut out the scroll (it is in the shapes Library) and the Font I used on the "Ahoy Chick" sentiment is "Captain Kidd Demo" and the waves are from a svg that I have in my collection but do not know where it is from (sorry). The Pirate ship is a brad and the sky is Cuttlebugged with the Da Vine swirls CB folder to look like blowing wind! LOL

Super Joy's Birthday Blog Hop WINNER!!!!

Lesley is the Winner of the Fabulous, Super, Fantastic Joy's Life Mother & Daughter Stamp set!!! I also want to thank everyone for coming to the blog hop and a huge thanks to all of my new followers!! Make sure y'all come back next week for a Super Huge 4 Days of Give aways to celebrate reaching 250 plus Followers!!! I am so excited, it involves a Guest Designer and my Favorite SVG Company!! (that is all of the hints for now! LOL)

19 February 2011

Happy Birthday to Super Joy - Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Super Joy!! Here is the card I made for Joy's Birthday. I used the Lettering Delights "Love is Sweet" set for the card base and mat, I used Make-the-Cut and my Cricut to turn the #15 scalloped mat into a card, I deleted the frame piece and then created a shadow mat so I could have a double mat. The sentiment is actually three different stamps from three different stamp set from Joy's Life, the "Happy Birthday" is from the "Father & Son" stamp set, the "Super" is from the "Mother & Daughter" stamp set (I am giving this away today at the end of this post!!) and the Joy is from the "All Around Sentiments" stamp set, it is the enjoy and I masked what I didn't want. The cake is from My Scrap Chick's "Sweet Treats" set, it is the "Tall Cake" without the cake stand. The strawberries are from Lettering Delights "Love is Sweet" set.I added some stickles and some stitching, I thought is was cute and Joy will love it (I hope)!!

The next thing I made for Super Joy's Birthday are some Party Hats, the hat pattern is a freebie from svgcuts.com, I used strawberry themed paper from DCWV "Summer Dream" Premium paper stack and I added assorted ribbons and trims from my personal stash.

Next I created a chip bucket for the Party table, I used a sand bucket that i bought at the Dollar Tree for a buck and used some red glitter vinyl to cut the Happy Birthday using the "DN Cursive Bold" font and knowledge I gained from Joy's Vinylology DVD. (if you want to do vinyl projects, Joy's Vinylology is a must have !)
The Piece De Resistance is..................

I made Joy a Birthday Cake!!! I used my Cricut cake that was just gifted to me and I used the Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes Cartridge to cut the lace edging, I will say that there is a learning curve to the Cake and I am still working on mastering it so I ended up piping the sentiment on top. I also made a cake plate.
I used the "DN Cursive Bold" font and a plate that I purchased at the Dollar Tree for a buck!! I also used the red glitter vinyl, this is so cute and glittery in person.
I am giving away the Mother & Daughter Stamp Set in honor of Joy's Super Birthday (donated by Joy herself), so please leave a comment on this post,Comments will be accepted through 22 Feb 2011 (Tuesday) and I will pick the winner on Wednesday. (You do not have to be a Follower to win this but I would love for you to Follow me and once I get to 250 Followers I have having a giveaway!!)
Here is the blog hop list so you will be sure not to miss anyone, there are lots of giveaways so have a great time with us as we celebrate Super Joy's Super Birthday!
Joy - http://joyslife.com/
Amanda - http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Rosy - http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com/
Jin - http://www.underacherrytree.com/
Melissa - http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/ (You are Here)
Jennifer - http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Laura - http://www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/
Zeni - http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Kyle - http://thegreencricut.blogspot.com/
Ruthie - http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Ann Marie - http://www.yourstrulee.net/
Gale - http://www.stamps-and-stitches.com/
Erika - http://crafty-creations-by-erika.blogspot.com/

Be sure to grab Joy's new button, it is available on the top left size of my blog!! Also all of Joy's products are available for free shipping WORLDWIDE!! This is the time to run grab yours!!

18 February 2011

Lettering Delights Friday Freebie!!

Run on over to lettering Delights and grab the Friday Freebie, it is this super cute Chore chart created using the "Sweet Nothings" Collection. It is free through Sunday.

LD Chore Chart
LD Sweet Nothings Collection

17 February 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday

Joy challenged two of us Design Team members to do a scrapbook layout using her stamps, I have not scrapbooked in years (it is a time thing) but I really have been wanting to get back into it, so I accepted the challenge!
I created this Scrapbook Double page layout using digital paper from Kim Hills “Buggy Afternoon” paper set, the trees are from My Scrap Chick’s “Happy Tree Forest” cut file and Lettering Delights "Balloon Craze", I created the title using MTC and the mats I just cut ¼ inch larger than the photos I used Joy’s Life Stamps from both the Father & Son stamp set and the Mother & Daughter stamp set,

I mix and matched them. I also used a svg freebie from Bittbox called “BB Birds In Flight” to add the birds. On this day, My Aunt brought over my first cousin’s children to play with my Grandson, We took an excursion into the woods, the kids were thrilled!
This layout is a multi generational family snapshot, from my very large family!


16 February 2011

Treasure Box Designs

The ladies over at Treasure Box Designs have been super busy creating so many super cute cut files. Their cut files are available in many different formats and therefore will cut with all the different digital cutting machines. They have also just come out with face stamps for their cut files and they are super cute!! Go check them out and grab a few new files while you are there and don't forget the face stamps! I pre ordered mine!! (plus, right now they are having a 30% off sale!!)

15 February 2011

Cute as a Bug

I liked my little Love is Sweet card, it was so cute and I sold it within an hour of making it so I didn't get tired of it. I decided to create a new version and this is the result. I used the Lettering Delights "Dougs Bugs" svg set for the bug and the LD "Love is sweet" svg set for the card base and mats (this is actually a scalloped mat but I duplicated the scalloped mat and then welded two together to create a card base). The sentiment is from Joy's Life "Lot of Puns" stamp set and the banner is from svgcuts.com "Birthday Elements" svg set, some Cuttlebugging and a little stitching finished it all off! I hope y'all like it!

Joy's Life Stamps
LD Doug's Bugs
LD Love is Sweet
SVGcuts.com Birthday Elements

14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I made these two heart boxes to fill with treats for my Sweeties using the svgcuts.com "Candy heart Goodie Bags" svg set and the My Scrap Chick "Valentines" cut set. The boxes are from svgcuts.com and the frog and caterpillar (or inchworm) are from My Scrap Chick, together they make super cute goodie bags!! Hugs and Kisses from us here on the OBX!!!

Candy Heart Boxes
Valentines (frog and worm)

12 February 2011

Love is Sweet!

I woke up this morning at 6 am with this Lettering Delights set swirling around in my head! I went straight to the craft room (only stopping long enough to get the Peculator going) and whipped out this super cute card (can you tell I am very ready for spring??) I used MTC and the LD Love is Sweet svg set and a white gel pen to make this card. I welded two of the scalloped mats together to create the card base, deleted one of the mats and you can see the rest. I sold this card this morning! LOL I sold 5 cards this morning, which is so sweet because now I can buy more Lettering Delights sets!! LOL

LD Love is Sweet

10 February 2011

Joy's Life PB&J Valentine's Day Card

Best Buddies
I used Lettering Delights “Stuck on You” svg collection to create this card, I think it is perfect for my Best Friend, Louise. The heart is also from this set, I did create a shadow for the heart in MTC and the hot pink polka dot paper is a digital paper from Goodness & Fun’s “Bright Fun papers” over at MyGrafico.com. The sentiment stamp is from Joy’s Life “Father & Son” Stamp set and it stamps beautifully, so crisp and clean! 
The cone goodie box is from Lettering Delights “Valentine Cone Boxes” and I reduced the size to 75% and cut it with white card stock, the hearts are also part of this collection and I also reduced the size to 75% as well, I will put some chocolates inside and it will go with the card to my friend Louise for Valentine’s Day, I used the ribbon to close the box, simple and cute. The sentiment stamps is from Joy’s Life “All Around Sentiment” Stamps and it stamped beautifully, this was a quick simple box and it is such a nice gift box! 

Y'all Have a Fabulous Valentine's Day!

Joy's Life Stamps
LD Stuck on You
LD Cone Boxes
My Grafico Digi Paper

09 February 2011

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

This was Jeremy's 1st Birthday cake and I made it the same way as I made the Tractor cake. Using svg files is really an easy way to create a character cake and you really do not need many special tools. I did use a few special tools on this cake, a few cake decorating tips and some disposable frosting bags but other than that nothing special. I am going to try the marshmallow fondant recipe I have found online to see if it will work in place of the store bought fondant, As many of you know, I do not have a craft store in my area and I bought the fondant when I went out of town. The box of fondant was $20, I did use a coupon but I would rather save that money for craft supplies and make my own homemade fondant plus I can flavor it and make it taste better! I will keep y'all posted and check back later, I made decorated heart sugar cookies for Story Time at the Library today and they turned out cute! (It is non Cricut! LOL)