Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas....

and Happy Holidays to all.

Hi everyone, here's hoping life is great to all.

I've been prepping for the holidays little by little and managed a few craft gifts. I see Google made some changes since my last log in and now I can't find where to upload pictures.  Looks like I'll have to figure this out later on. So for now off I go.
Blessings and hugs to all, Lori m



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A quick

Hello to everyone and an early Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I've been on a long crafting/blogging sabbatical and hope to be returning soon. Enjoy your holidays, family and stay well.

Hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stopping by

my blog to say hello. It's been awhile since I've really made anything.....my mojo has escaped once again and I can't seem to find it.  I am however loving all the beautiful projects everyone is creating, great inspiration and I hope to be creating once again really soon.

So for now I'll leave you with another beautiful fall tree photo, enjoy.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m
Thank you all for the sweet comments you leave.





 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Been

away from blogging and crafting. Life just gets in the way from time to time.  I've been doing more picture taking than crafting. It's easier on my hands snapping a photo rather than trying to paper piece things right now. Also, gets me out to enjoy the fall colors which are just gorgeous.

 
There not quite as bright as last years, maybe by this weekend or next, still very pretty to see.
 
So I pray that everyone is staying safe with all the weather changes around and staying healthy as flu season here has hit early.
 
Off to sleep for me now, blessings and hugs to all, many thanks for all the beautiful blog love you all leave me.  Lori m 
   

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Passing by....

to say hello to everyone.  No new anything to post right now, hopefully soon. Blessings and hugs to all, prayers for safety with all the storms around.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pumpkins anyone?

Just a really quick little Pumpkin wreath I made using one of Judy's...ScrapCuts By Judy....new Halloween digital cutting files.

 
 
Too cute, I just love Halloween, and have more things cut out, just need to assemble everything now.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Never...

forget 911. I still remember it like it was yesterday. The horror, the panic, the Live Photos and videos on the news. I remember calling family and friends to be sure they we're all ok, never forget, always remember, remember all those that worked to save lives and all those that lost their lives.
God Bless, amen!

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Boo...

a quick little Halloween card to show today.  It's been way to hot to do any crafting in my craft space, no A/C and even the paper won't cut right in the humidity, so with luck soon lol, soon it will cool off more.

 
 

The adorable design die cuts can be found over at ScrapCutsbyJudy, love this collection.  Judy added some new files, drop on by and check them out.

So for now, back to my one room of A/C to keep cool.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Blogging...

woos!  I must be the worst blogger ever, first commenting problems and now all my favorite sites, are gone lol.  The magical world of the internet.

With time, I hope to get them all back ....again with time, right now, enjoying what's left of summer when I can and making a few things here and there.

Happy weekend to all, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Friday, August 19, 2016

Boo.....

Halloween gift set!

Hi Folks, I'm just stopping by quick with a little gift set today.



This set was made using one of the cutting files from ScrapCutsbyJudy, ribbon from DL.ART,
and one of my Sizzix dies. Darling, I just love Halloween and making decoration etc.

Must run now....enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Friday, August 12, 2016

On a roll.....

I had the chance to get a couple more cards done the other day. First up is an embossed butterfly card done in monochromatic colors which I'm going to enter in The Outlawz CAS challenge.
The cut out circles can be found over at Martha's place.....Fun Stampers Journey. 
The congrats stamp came from Diana's place....CTMH.

 
Next up is a Halloween card made with one of Judy's new files. ( ScrapCutsbyJudy) These new files are so cute, I can't wait to make more cards. 

 
ScrapCutsbyJudy cupcake collection was used for my cupcake and black cat cut outs. The stamp was just one of those I found in Michaels years ago.  The pretty crinkled orange tone ribbon is from Diana's store DL.ART.
 
That's it for now, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for dropping by and for all the well wishes left.
 
Blessings and hugs, Lori m 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Under the weather again....

so nothing new to show at this time.  Have you seen ..SCRAPCUTS by Judy new collections for Halloween?

Adorable digital cutting files I know you'll enjoy.

Back to couch land for me....blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A few more cards....

and a quick hello.

First up are a couple of cuties using Miss Rach's Winter tunes, just so stinking cute.


 
This cute Christmas fish card is being entered over at Diana's place DL.ART anything goes Thursday challenge #185. 

Next up is a card I made using my Cricut Explore Air, another fun card.

 
Entering the doggie in The Outlawz CAS Challenge.
 
So that's about it for today, stay cool, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cards...cards..

and more cards.  Lately, I've been on a kick  to finally get my cards made ahead of time, instead of   rushing before someone's Birthday or other.

I'm still..... trying to get this never ending home organized and safer for me to get to things. 

Never seems to end..... or is it that there just isn't enough hours in the day?

Either way......I've love to be finished and able to relax without the worry of more falls or just having a hard time getting to things.

Alrighty then, on to some fun stuff I've made....

First up are two very cute cards made with Miss Rach's Winter set, aren't they just so sweet?


Next up are two Birthday cards I made using my Cricut Explore Air and the free weekly set, awesome!!

 
 
Next up is one of my favorites and from my new stamp set which you can find over at Martha's Fun Stampers Journey site.  Love this Christmas set.

 
There you have it, as you can see this has been a crafty run on cards and I have more to make.  I'm also working on a few signs that I'm either going to wood burn or use vinyl on for the home.
 
Happy Healthy Sunday to all, blessings and hugs, Lori m 





Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trying...

to get my blog back to normal again lol.  Here's a few cards made that I finished.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

 
The first card is made with stamps and die cuts from my new set over at Martha's site Fun Stampers Journey. Awesome Christmas set indeed.

 
The bottom card with the adorable Santa hat Walrus is a cute Digi from Miss Rach's winter set, love, love these little cuties.
 
So for now, off I go....blessings and hugs to all, thank you everyone for the blog love and dropping by.,  Lori m

Something....

still wrong, I'm just not able to comment even on my own blog, I keep getting booted, reloaded Google and the same thing, this happens on and off, guessing something I changed here or there again.

Anyway, thank you all for the lovely comments and I hope mine at least are showing up on your blogs, hugs, Lori m

Monday, July 25, 2016

Quick hello....

it's looking like we might get some very much needed rain and possible some thunder or more. I'm hoping anyway, the storms seem to come close, then move on by.

Here's just a few cards I've been working on.





 The carousel  card is for my granddaughter's first Birthday next month. The card file is from the Silhouette design store.  The sentiment is from Close to my heart Cricut Artsie Cartridge and stamp set.


The Anniversary card is one from the Bosskut Designs LaceEdge Card  and how easy to just cut the pretty card, the butterfly popkut is all attached, love it!

The Bride and Groom are also Bosskut Designs, I thought they worked nicely with the card.

I've been working on more cards in between the heat waves and trying to finally... finish organizing this home... top to bottom. 

 My sweet honey has been working hard helping to make this home more handicap accessible and safer for me to reach things.

I must say, sometimes it seems like a never ending journey, lol.
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Well, it appears our mini downpour and what looked like a major storms is now over, we did get a 5 minute downpour which is better than nothing.  First time since 1975... I believe that it's been this hot, for this long, with high humidity and no rain. 

I feel for those living in the South and other states dealing with this heat and much more.

So... on that note, off I go for now,
 Blessings and hugs, Lori m

PS:  On a side note to all those whom wear artificial nails.....how do you type?  
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One last mention......
Almost forgot....for anyone whom likes blog hops or is looking for a new adventure....check out Martha's blog 
Fun Stampers Journey... awesome promotional kit... for new team members.  

Ladies and gents, it appears I'm still having the Google commenting glitch, I do hope all of you are getting the comments I'm leaving?  If anyone else is having this problem and found a solution please post or email me, I just don't have the time to research or tinker around anymore with settings.

Also there is a blog hop going on, check it out, OK see ya, happy Monday to all.   




  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Life at home....

trying to get things in order before the winter sets in and enjoying as much of the outdoors as possible. 

With the temperatures being so hot and no air in my craft space....crafting came to a hold once again.  I do hope next week it will be a little cooler and back to enjoying my fun room getaway.

For now that's about all the updates I have to share, other than still trying to figure out the google glitches which were probably due to some change I made late night when not being able to sleep lol.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bonkers again.....

Sorry for the lack in replies, and here's to hoping my monitored comments on your blog sites are showing up. It appears my google has gone bonkers again and my posted comments aren't showing up on blogger or google plus , wish me luck today getting this back to Okie Dokie working condition!

In spite of my technical woes,  I finished the little wedding mini album I was working on.




For the mini book pages I used my Cricut Explore Air machine, love that machine and my Cameo. 
The cartridge was from my Close to your Heart... Artsie cartridge.... and Diana from DL.ART sells them on her site.  Love this cartridge.... I've had it for sometime now, just haven't had time to play around much with it.

Later on, I hope to get some cards made and I'll post the photos when finished. 

 I'm starting to work on my Holiday cards and excited to use my stamps and dies from Martha.....Funstampersjourney.com and also my winnings from Miss Rach on the Xmas digi bundle .....adorable, I might add.     

Today is a little cooler so I'll be able to tolerate my no Air conditioned crafty space, ....off I go now to get in some me time, enjoy your day.

Blessings and Hugs, Lori m





Sunday, July 10, 2016

A new digi....

card made using my Silhouette Cameo and one of the adorable xmas digi's from my awesome win over at Miss Rach's digi's. 

This cute winter flamingo can be found here...adorable one of my favorites.




Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mini getaways.....




anyone? Recently back from Saratoga Springs New York, and I might add it was just gorgeous.

 Unfortunately, we didn't see, all we wanted to,.... or master finding Waldo looking for all the springs lol. 

 We did see and find most of the ones, for health issues that we wanted to find and one of the reasons for the trip. After filling some jugs with spring water a quick jaunt off to Lake George for a bit. Love this lake and the walking was not as hard on a normal summer day.

 It was scorching high temperatures and humidity so back to the hotel and packing to come  home early. 

Breathing was uber hard the air was so thick, good indication that Florida or the Southern states would not be a good move for me.

Still one more beautiful place checked off my bucket list, and if you get the chance I'd strongly suggest seeing the sites, gorgeous views and plenty of quaint little shops to enjoy.

Now..... if the healing spring waters really work.......I'll be back for more spring water in the future.

That's all for today, blessings and hugs, Lori m


Saturday, July 2, 2016

yoga?????

Doing the happy dance, I won over at Miss Rach's Digi's, thank you so much Miss Rach...love them all. 



Something I've not tried, wish I could, and maybe, soon will be able too.

 I'm posting a link to help support my daughter reach her goal and accomplish her dreams of becoming a yoga instructor.

Any help donations are always cherished and so appreciated.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

My journey.....

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mini Albums and cards.....

UPDATE:.....a new place on my blog....check out Martha's ....marthajstamps-blog and her new adventures with  Fun Stampers Journey .

There's some pretty cool special running right now, catch them while you can.  Enjoy,:+)


that's what I've been working on, and in between, a scrapbook for Lori ( Me).

I hope everyone is enjoying this summer weather and for those, in areas being affected by weather my prayers are with you.

Here's a few of the things recently made, little crafting going on, life keeps getting in the way as with all of you, I'm sure.








Side note......Lisa over at The Purple Place is selling some of her crafty items....please stop over and read her story, also, please keep Lisa in your prayers as she battles on with her health.

Blessings and Hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Turning 60...

not so bad!

 I decided to have a 60th Birthday Party with the Steampunk theme.  Although, we didn't get all the steampunk decorations and costume adornments finished in time, we had a blast.  Family and neighbors joined us to celebrate my big number event, I'm still sticking to being only 35, it's my choice don't ya know?

Here are a few pics of the happenings, I wish.... I could share all the photo's, so much talent on the outfits, I felt like we went back in time.

 A dear friend..... took all the photos for me so they came out amazing with faces and bodies rather than just fingers or noses. Below is Jack with the Birthday girl "me", oh that number on my hat saying 60, just pretend its not there. 

 
 Jack's steampunk tool holder 
 
Someone funny put this around on a table, sheeesh, funny people,  grinning! 
 
The pen below was made by one of my neighbors, I love anything pink and black so this was perfect.

 
Such a fun time, the costumes everyone made and wore were all amazing, and I now have a lifetime of memories.
 
 I'm so glad, I changed my mind and agreed to have a party. One of my neighbors gave me one of her handcrafted jewelry pieces that she makes, love it.
 
My daughter made the sign and my banner, plus these great Orbs to hang from the tent, due to the Birthday girl falling before the party, no set up, before guest photos, sorry.
 
Everyone had name tags with there Steampunk name and AKA real name below just in case the Birthday girl didn't get around to introduce everyone.
 
I made mason jars for everyone with their names, however, must remember chalk board vinyl markers on chalk board vinyl runs with moisture lol, good thing for the laminated name tags. 
 
So.... now that I'm in the 60's club, off  I go to rest up a bit, enjoy..Blessings and hugs to all, Lori m
 
PS: check out Design by Sandy's new Steampunk designs.....Fantastic!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Busy???

It seems that this time of the year, the days pass to quickly.  I've nothing new to post until next week when I'll have more to show.

I'm going to shut down my other Word Press blog soon, lack of time and  life getting in the way leads to not much blogging time. So this will become my main and only blog.

Stay well, blessings and hugs, Lori m 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hello....Steampunk...

Quick hello to all, nothing new to post, its been so hot in my home not to much crafting getting accomplished.  I have so much left to get ready for this party wish me luck.  I'll post photos later of the rest of the items. 

My handsome guy is getting into steampunk almost as much as I am. He's working on his own costume for the party and I'll admit, WOW, he took to this like a pro. 

OK off I go, blessings and hugs, Lori m





Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday....

Happy Sunday to all!

 Sorry for not blogging much, a lot going on and  once I catch my wind, I'll be posting a few of the Steampunk items I'm making for my Big Birthday blowout!

Hugs to all,  Lori m

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Steampunk anyone???

My first attempt at altering an old blah clock into a steampunk project.


Giving a little edge to an old plain clock look.


Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thinking of you….

Welcome to The Outlawz CAS Challenge, this week is to create a Thinking of You, card or project.

April's Sponsor is Miss Rach Digital Stamps
The Winner will receive 3 Digital stamps from her store, you'll love the fun, adorable and festive images, just so cute!

Here's my DT challenge entry using the beautiful Garden Fish from our sponsors store.


I'm not to good at coloring in images, this one, was a lot of fun to make. 

My background is all done digitally, made into a print and cut card and digi image to color, and attach. So much detail on this image, just so pretty.

Enjoy, Blessings and hugs, Lori m 



Sunday, April 17, 2016

Raindrops and flowers….

Update:  Please forgive my tardiness with replies and blog visits, we had out of Town company, been prepping to have work done on the home, we need things easier to access a never ending project it seems lol.

Thank you all, for stopping by and leaving all the beautiful comments, they really put a smile on my face

Some sad news to share, next week will be my last week on  The Outlawz Design  Team. 

Life caught up to me once again and I must listen to
 my bodies warnings, making DT commitments at this time almost impossible to keep up with.

 I will miss the team dearly, and will join in challenges when life allows.  

that's it for the now, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Welcome to The Outlawz CAS Challenge, this week is to create a card or project using flowers and raindrops.

April's Sponsor is Miss Rach Digital Stamps
The Winner will receive 3 Digital stamps from her store, you'll love the fun, adorable and festive images, just so cute!

Here's my DT challenge entry using the darling Pirate from our sponsors store.  


Since we've had more rain than snow this year, I thought this would be a cute anytime card to send.

Enjoy, Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Birthday cards with numbers

Welcome to The Outlawz CAS Challenge, this week is to create a Birthday card with a number.

April's Sponsor is Miss Rach Digital Stamps
The Winner will receive 3 Digital stamps from her store, you'll love the fun, adorable and festive images, just so cute!

Here's my DT challenge entry using the darling Pinto Pony from our sponsors store.  


Since I needed a Happy Birthday 50th card, I thought this would be the perfect image for my idea.  Love, love that little guy. 

The pretty crinkled ribbon can be found over at Diana's store, DL.ART, I thought the Fall Bundle blended so nice with the pony spots.

Enjoy, Blessings and hugs, Lori m


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Birthday cards….

Welcome to The Outlawz CAS Challenge, this week is create a Birthday card.

April's Sponsor is Miss Rach Digital Stamps
The Winner will receive 3 Digital stamps from her store, you'll love the fun, adorable and festive images, just so cute!

Using the Cupcake Pup image from our sponsor, here's my DT Challenge entry.



Darling little guy and yummy cupcake colored in my watercolor pencils with a splash of sparkle that didn't show up to well.


Enjoy, Blessings and hugs, Lori m





Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Outlawz New CAS03272016...

Happy Easter to all!


Challenge…… make a Spring like card.


This month our Sponsor is Lisa of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, I hope you stop on over to Lisa's place and check out her beautiful collection of digital designs.
Winning Monthly Prize:
Winner will get to choose one set from the specified choices below.

Flower Power Kit, the Mommy Dearest Kit, the Tag Grab Bag 1:  Cotton Candy Collection, the Beauty of Butterflies Kit or the Living on the Edge set.  Winner will get to choose the set they want from the specified choices.

Here's my challenge for this week.

My DT entry for the week:


Using a pretty pink paper from our Sponsors collection "Fight Like a Girl" and one of her bird brads, I created this quick card all digitally except for the pretty crinkled ribbon which can be found at Diana's store. The flower image can be found in the Silhouette Design store.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m



Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Outlawz……03202016…..

Update, my CTMH online party will be closing this upcoming Friday March 25th, if anyone is interested, please email me at tiredlady47@yahoo.com and I'll send you out an invitation. 
Many thank you's to everyone for the orders and stopping by my blog. Hugs, Lori m



Challenge this is is Different kinds of birds around the world, show us a bird from your part of the world.


This month our Sponsor is Lisa of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, I hope you stop on over to Lisa's place and check out her beautiful collection of digital designs.
Winning Monthly Prize:
Winner will get to choose one set from the specified choices below.

Flower Power Kit, the Mommy Dearest Kit, the Tag Grab Bag 1:  Cotton Candy Collection, the Beauty of Butterflies Kit or the Living on the Edge set.  Winner will get to choose the set they want from the specified choices.

Here's my challenge for this week.



Using two different papers from our sponsor I created this beautiful card. I used the DDD_ATGB_PP_Clockwork paper shared at New Years time and cut a strip from the paper pack "Living on the Edge_ flavesent"!   

The pretty bow is from DL.ART, Diana's store.

The Owl and sentiment are from the Silhouette Design Store and the card was made into a print and cut design.

Enjoy, Blessings and hugs, Lori m



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bunnies and Boxes….

too cute combination.  This is one of the new files you can find over at Judy's store…ScrapCutsbyJudy!
The file name is Easter Card in Box. Love it so many ideas…..I went with pink bunnies so they matched my cast, which is now off lol.



The possibilities are endless!  


Here's a close up of the pretty crinkled ribbon which can be found over at Diana's Store.  

Now if you're looking for more ideas, here's another new file found at Judy's Store….3D Mushroom set. I see St. Patty's Day ideas rolling in my head and so much more.


The cute little animals are not included with the Mushroom file they are from Miss Rach's collections, darling file and darling animals. Can you tell I was having a good day in my craft room? 

UPDATE……
I'm having an Online Close to My Heart Catalog Party!  
Details to follow later on….The Party will be starting today March 8th, and closing March 25th, 2016.

To check out the awesome CTMH products or place an order, click on the Rose Photo on my right hand side bar near the top. (((((( Correction, please let me know if you're interested and I'll send you an invitation, there was a glitch and some orders may not have been credited to my party, therefore I've removed my rose sidebar link.) ))) 

I'm so excited, my first online party, I hope you'll take a look around, you might see a few things you just can't live without. 

I've sent out a few invitations, please toss me an email if you order, I'd like to thank you and thank everyone for dropping by my blog.

I'm trying to save for another Cricut cartridge and a few new stamps, thank you everyone who placed orders or just checked things out.

OK that's it for today, enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m



Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Outlawz…. CAS03132016...

Update…be sure to check out my sidebar , the Roses are for my online CTMH book party, Dr. Sonia's Celebration, Lisa from Indymermaids 5th year blog anniversary and Imagine That Digi's Birthday Party.

Challenge this week is "Nature and the color green go hand in hand. Use something green and something nature related on your challenge this week.

This month our Sponsor is Lisa of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, I hope you stop on over to Lisa's place and check out her beautiful collection of digital designs.
Winning Monthly Prize:
Winner will get to choose one set from the specified choices below.

Flower Power Kit, the Mommy Dearest Kit, the Tag Grab Bag 1:  Cotton Candy Collection, the Beauty of Butterflies Kit or the Living on the Edge set.  Winner will get to choose the set they want from the specified choices.

Here's my Challenge card for this week:



I used one of our sponsors "Living on the Edge"...digital paper pack for my background, the color is Flavescent.  

The pretty bow is from DL.ART's crinkled ribbons.    

Sentiment and flowers are from the Silhouette Design Store, and the card was made as a print and cut.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m