Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Challenge …make your own...

backgrounds challenge…..over at The Outlawz Challenges.


Our Sponsor for the month of January is….The Cutting Cafe…the winner will receive 3 sets of cutting files.

Amazing designs, so easy to use and so many thing to choose from.


Here's my project for this week.  


I used one of our Sponsor sentiment file and my butterfly embossing folder.  Using a few different ink pads I created the background and highlighted the butterflies with my markers and some pretty glitter.

Quick and easy card for this week.

Enjoy, Blessings and Hugs, Lori m

Thursday, January 28, 2016

DL.ART…Thankful Thursday_Challenge #173….

Valentine's Day Challenge, we hope you'll join us, here's my DT entry, I thought I'd go a little whimsical for my project.


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For the beautiful crinkled ribbons I used:
All the colors in the Vintage Vineyard Collection
Also I've added in
Silvery Hue from the Mermaids Tale Second Edition
Purple Haze from the Halloween Bundle





I decided to make a Tulle wreath for my challenge project using cut out circles, cut on my Silhouette Cameo, the clock images were cut out using my Cricut Explore Air and my Close to My Heart_Artiste Collection cartridge

Since, I had some white tulle left over from my daughter's wedding and thought this would work nicely along with Diana's (DL.ART) pretty crinkled ribbons. Right I was!

 The Tulle style wreath was inspired from the rag wreaths found on Pinterest. 

So, a little button, die cuts, few pearls, and my wreath was finished. 

Oh, did I mention, I used my hot glue gun…OUCH!!! I forgot how hot those little things get.  

( Added notes….I love viewing all of your amazing blogs and thank everyone whom stops by my blog.
 Please forgive my lack of replies and blog love comments.  I do drop in on your blogs, and try to comment daily, right now, due to some new spine and cervical changes causing complications, I'm limited to computer time.)

Enjoy…..Blessings and hugs, Lori m 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Outlawz…..CAS01242016…..

Challenge.

This week in honor of my beloved Dad's Birthday, make a Birthday card using Red which was his favorite color.


Our Sponsor for the month of January is….The Cutting Cafe…the winner will receive 3 sets of cutting files.

Amazing designs, so easy to use and so many thing to choose from.


Here's my challenge entry for this week!



Using one of the print and cut files from our Sponsor …….Keep Calm and Have a Great Birthday.

The pretty crinkled red ribbon can be found over at DL. ART, Diana's store. Enjoy!

Prayers for all those effected by these storms…..this was my home last year! 



We had to cut a path in the yard for the dogs to get around. Stay warm and stay staff.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Reverse Canvas….

thank you, Redora Lee Designs for this amazing idea. Once I saw this idea and challenge... I knew it was for me.

I've had a canvas hanging around that I messed up on and needed to find a way to make good use of.

Well…..here you go…... it worked out perfectly, looks great on my dresser slash sideboard.

 Love, Love, this idea, a shadow box frame in a different way.


What I did:

Using the pretty gold stripe washi tape from my blog anniversary win, I covered the exposed edges.  Next I added a pretty lace on top which was from an amazing RAK received. Then on the top corners to brass Cupids, bottom corners a few glass pearls, pretty flowers and row of pearls with a Close to My Heart sentiment.

Using a free tree dingbat, I created my own digital Tree of Life cutting file in my Silhouette Designer Software program. I mirrored the image, welded the two pieces together and cut the file on my Silhouette Cameo.

 The pretty lacy stamped corners are part of a file named Scalloped Eyelet Banner which can be found over at ScrapCutsbyJudy

 I fell in love with this banner the minute I saw it, so many pretty decorating ideas just flowing through my head. Check out the other files in Judy's store, she has quite a collection to choose from.

Enjoy, Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Outlawz Challenges….

CAS this week is to add something sparkly to your card.


Our Sponsor for the month of January is….The Cutting Cafe…the winner will receive 3 sets of cutting files. Amazing designs, so easy to use and so many thing to choose from.


 Here's my entry…. I chose an image from The Cutting Cafe…. Valentine Animals and Bugs Printables.


Next using my Silhouette Cameo, I imported the files and made a print and cut design to use for my card.  Easy, adorable and just so much fun.  

The pretty pink crinkled ribbon can be found over at DL.ART…..Diana's place, the color is Rose from the Vintage Vineyard ( Winter Edition).

Last is my cute little ladybug gems which were part of an amazing win for a Blog Anniversary over at …Katie O's blog…..I'm loving all the goodies won, thank you Katie!


Well, that's all for today folks, off to crafting land for me.  Enjoy!

Blessings and hugs, Lori m


Thursday, January 14, 2016

DL.ART #172…Thankful Thurs….

January #172 Penguins or Black, White and Yellow challenge, hope you will join us. Here's my DL.ART DT Challenge entry. 


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Christmas Red Ribbon used is from the Traditional Christmas Bundle


I  used my Cricut Explore to make this card along with a little bling here and there, and finished.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m  

Monday, January 11, 2016

New Challenge….

at The Outlawz…..the Festive Friday Challenge, oh, my this is going to be a heap of fun.

Be sure to check it out….. and while you're there please stop on over to the CAS say hi and join in the fun!

Things are hopping big time at The Outlawz Challenges, here's my entry for the Festive Fridays.

This weeks themes:

Polar Bear Plunge Day
Bird Day
Bean Day
Bubble Bath Day

A few different themes to choose from this week and I went with the Polar Plunge for kicks. Using my Cricut Explore this card was a breeze to make from start to finish.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Outlawz CAS…

Come join us… over at  The Outlawz CAS Challenges….this weeks challenge…Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day! 

Our Sponsor for the month of January is….The Cutting Cafe…the winner will receive 3 sets of cutting files. Amazing designs, so easy to use and so many thing to choose from.


Here's my challenge entry for the week.  I chose a file from my Cricut as this card is for a Dear Friend who loves Swans.

I just had to add my little water gizmo gadget fountain for a little photo fun. Enjoy!


Blessings and Hugs, Lori m



Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year…..

and a New Year Challenge…..Please join us over at the Outlawz CAS Sunday Challenges.  Tuesday is National Bird Day….keeping it simple add a bird to your card. Hope to see you there.

Our Sponsor for the month of January is….The Cutting Cafe…the winner will receive 3 sets of cutting files.


Here's my card for the challenge.


I used the cute birdies from the Valentine Animal and Bugs set, adorable, then used my Silhouette Cameo to make a print and cut file, so easy, so cute.  Of course as a little background I added in a wooden sculpture acquired on a trip to Letchworth Park in New York.

Enjoy, Blessings and Hugs, Lori m





Friday, January 1, 2016

DL.ART…January Anything Goes Linky...

Happy New Year 2016 to all!

Please join us over at DL.ART, Diana's January Anything Goes Linky, Here's my DT project, hope you enjoy!

Yes….I understand…..Stags should not have ribbons, I just thought the added bling would look nice.  

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Black Ribbon used is from The Newspaper Bundle _Black Midnight





I saw this free die cut design over on the Cricut Design Space and had to cut it out.  I enlarged mine a bit and added in an ornament from my Cricut Artiste Cartridge which can be found on Diana's CTMH site. 

This guy will be on my wall for some time, even though, February is usually decorations for Valentine's Day.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m