Sunday, June 9, 2019

Everythings Roses...

that's the Double D's newest challenge.

Here's my quick card....the sun is shinning today and outside I will go lol.


Using my Cricut and one of Anna Griffins designs....I chose to color the design rather than using my foil machine today.

OK.... off to look for some pretty flowers blooming outdoors...blessings and hugs, Lori m

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Happy Day....

to all. I had a wonderful surprise last weekend with family from Maryland coming for a few days. Hard to believe it's been a week already since they visited and miss them already.

So....this week.... I'm back with a few new cards and fancy card style rather than my normal design.

Thank you to You tube, Pinterest and all of the wonderful folks that share their beautiful projects.

OK, here's my take on a tunnel card and box card.





Stamps are from my awesome crafty magazines and the other goodies as well.

I'm entering the pink box card in The Outlawz Color Challenge....wish me luck.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m



Monday, May 27, 2019

All in one

post today. I had a free bit of time and decided to make use of it.

A new play toy....We R Memories Press Advanced stamper...just love it as I'm the worlds worst stamper other wise. I was able to make the same card design over as many times as needed with no aliening over again and again. A quick time saver tool that is another new best friend.

Also tried the pretty sparkly Crafter's Companions Spectrum Noir markers, fabulous for the easy glitter I love to add to different projects.

So here's what I've been up to. Materials used along with my Cricut Maker and the note card design from the Cricut Designs.




Tried something a bit different and did a bit of embossing Note on this card with the Cricut embossing tool. Fantastic for times I don't use my embossing folders.







So this is my bulk post, enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Butterflies...

make me happy!  It's always nice to see a beautiful butterfly, makes me happy and then I know its not raining and or the sun is usually shinning.

Prayers for all in areas under major storm watches and those hit by all the natures disasters.  We've had a lot of rain, been very lucky that I'm not in a flood zone.

Stay safe everyone!

So today I entered this card over at ...The Outlawz Color Challenge. This challenge uses purples, whites and other shades, beautiful colors once again. Check it out!

Here's my entry...my twist is colors white and pink.



The pretty butterfly was a print and cut from Cricut Design Space. For my card stamp I used Stamping Up..Lovely as a Tree set.  For my stamp coloring I used my Spectrum noir Sparkle set.

 The sparkle isn't showing up to well sorry. The true colors aren't popping as well as I'd like due to my scanning in the photos.

 Guess this is it for now, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, May 19, 2019

New Challenge entry

over at Double D challenges.

This challenge uses frames and so her is my design, wish me luck.


I used my Crafter's Companion Gemini and spell binders die cut for my frame. The stamp is from Close to my Heart stamps. I used one of my feather embossing folders for the red layer.

Enjoy, thanks for looking, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Another wonderful

day here and another card and project for my Guest Designer over at Imagine That Digistamps.



This is from the iChihuahua..digi set...too cute for sure!

Next up

A little head start for Christmas!

This cutie is from the darling Dachshund Christmas digi set.

With summer approaching quickly, who can't enjoy some amazing digi's for quick and easy, or even more detailed projects.

So much detail in every image and for inspiration pop on over to see what the Design Team created. They will not disappoint and for me, helped me get my Mojo back again. Enjoy!

That's it for now, enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The color is.....

"Yellow"!

Color Challenge over at the Outlawz Color Challenge is Yellows and the twist something feminine.

I'm not a yellow person for the most part, like it on others and in other homes, just not mine. So again, stepping out of my comfort zone to try working with a different color.

Pretty color after all....I guess...I really do like it!
Here's my entry.... in this challenge.


Off I go...busy day...hark I see a glimpse of sunlight lol.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Kentucky....

Derby card for a challenge over at Double D! 

Love the vibrant colors and all the fantastic hat card ideas the DT and members provide.

 Anytime I loose my Mojo....I can be sure to get it back just peaking at what others design.

Here's my challenge entry. A fancy Derby hat and of course a winning horse lol.


Card designed in my Cricut Design Center and I used a Martha Stewart border punch.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m





Thursday, May 2, 2019

Humbled...

and Honored! I'm a Guest Designer over at Imagine That Digistamps. Just enjoying all these fun and fabulous digi's. My favorites are the colored in ones, they just make my limited time so easy.

Here's my first Guest Designer projects.

From the digi set Christmas Bird Trio.





Below is from the digi set I Chihuahua


Be sure to stop on over to Kris's blog and take a look at the Design Team's creations, inspiration to us all.

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Something ...

different....a folded challenge over at The Outlawz Color challenges.

I made some print and cuts to add to my design. The bamboo is actually folded which isn't showing up as well as I'd like. A little fun card to use for any occasion.

Here's my take on the challenge.

The print and cut designs are from Cricut Designs and cut on my Cricut Maker.



Enjoy....looking forward to spring here, still pretty cold our way.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m




Saturday, April 20, 2019

Black and white challenge....

over at the Double D Challenges Blog.  How beautiful are the Design Teams creations, gorgeous cards and all the beautiful challenge entries.  One color theme I love and yet, rarely use for cards.

Today, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and make a Black and White card, that can be used for more than one occasion.  Plain and simple theme and yet stunning and so elegant.

Here's my Double D Challenge entry...challenge ends .....April 28th, 2019. Still plenty of time to get your entries in or check out the pretty projects.

For this card I used my Cameo Silhouette machine and the pattern papers and diecuts are from the Silhouette design store.


Another short post today enjoy...blessings and hugs, Lori m

Friday, April 19, 2019

Anything goes....

monthly challenge over at Imagine That Digistamps...challenge ends May 1st so there's plenty of time to enter.

I love all the ideas from the Design Teams and members, seems the challenges really offer up beautiful ideas to spin in my head. Now to put all those ideas to work lol.

Here's my challenge enter......

Imagine That Digistamps

I used another fantastic stamp "Sweet Tea".... from Imagine That Digistamps...you can find it here.


OK today a quick day getting things ready for Easter....

Happy Easter to all...blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, April 11, 2019

I'm so...

excited....what a great start to a dreary outdoors day.  Thank you to Imagine That Digistamp's.

 I made...drum roll....Customer Standout...woot...woot!

Plus a big bonus...Guest Designer for a month!

Here's my Llama card...
How fabulous are these colored digi's and so easy to create print and cuts using ITD Llama Kisses digi set  and my Cricut Maker.




Wearing the new badge proudly, it feels so good to be able to do crafting again.  

Off I go for now, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Spring....

did I miss it? Today I woke up to a dusting of snow, luckily.... nothing... like other parts of the country are experiencing.

Still..looking ahead to warmer sunny days.  Till then, a bright colored card was made to make me think sunshine and happy days. I decided to put the sentiment on the side for a little different effect.
Designs are print and cuts from Cricut Design Center. A bit of bling and finished.





I'll be entering this in The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge.



Be sure to stop by tomorrow...I'll be sharing some exciting news....shhh...I can't spill details till then.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m


Friday, April 5, 2019

Everything ....

Cricut on these cards.

How nice it is to just pick a design and cut the card sometimes. Assemble and finished!


The sentiment is from a digi set Imagine That Digi's by Kris (Pandas).  The designs are cuts from Cricut Design Center, some print and cuts, some just cuts like the shoe.


Short on time, just click print and cut, sure makes my short crafting time more manageable when life gets really hectic. So there you have it two more cards....I'm on a roll this month.  Still trying to teach myself how to make cloths....for me....even some of those Simple to Sew patterns are more difficult lol.

Off I go for now, enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Water Colors...

challenge over at.....Double D Challenges! So...I entered this card!

I thought I'd enter a simple water color card with the pretty image I found in my Cricut Design Center. Simple and easy today.


Some days I just need a quick card for any occasion and never seem to have any made up ahead of time.

OK that's it for now, busy day, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, March 31, 2019

A little

"Gingham" card for today!

Using a few die cuts and papers.....here's what I came up with!


Entering a new challenge today....Gingham, the Lucky and scroll along with the yellow papers are my gingham parts, a little harder to see with the colors I chose.

Fun, a little something different for me.

Entering in the Gingham challenge over at Double D Challenges , wish me luck. Hurry and enter this challenge ends tonight at 8PM.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Friday, March 29, 2019

Exciting news....

oh my...oh my...I'm so excited...I WON!!!!!   I entered a color challenge over at The Outlawz color challenges and one.
Yippie.....woot...woot....dancing in the rain soon changing to snow lol.

My prize an amazing GC to a favorite Digi shop....Imagine That Digi's by Kris.

I can see my Cricut will be very busy making Print and Cuts.

Many thank you's to The Outlawz color challenge and to Imagine That Digi's by Kris.

Here goes my first two cards....loving these colored digi's.



Just the sweetest animal digi's, the cuteness just has me giggling. OK...be sure to check out Kris's store...enter some of the challenges and most of all...Have Fun!! 

Entering in the following challenges:

1. Outlawz Tues. Color Challenge
2. Imagine That Digi's by Kris  ( Creative Playground Challenge #3 Midway )


Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Have you seen....

the adorable purse boxes over at 3DSVG.com...Dreaming Tree??

OMG these are just gorgeous and so many perfect occasions coming up to use them.  Also, I snagged the freebie High Heel Shoe card...stunning to say the very least.  Many thanks 3DSVG for sharing.

OK here's what I finished so far...the High Heel Shoe card, I'm running slower these days, or perhaps aging a bit which I refuse to admit to, lol.



I chose to add one more layer behind the high heel a solid black layer due to the silver not showing as well.  Loving how this came out, wish my photo could capture it better.

OK that's it for now, Blessings and hugs, Lori m 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Crafting...

days are here again, oh, how "great" it feels to make a simple card and just enjoy a little crafting again.

Not oodles of anything new here, just waiting for spring to arrive and the winter to end. This has been a strange season for sure.  Wind...wind..rain and snow lol.

So to cheer myself up, I created a spring Birthday card which will be late of course...UGH!

I used another beautiful colored image from Imagine That Digistamps collection. The colored in images just save me so much time and I'm not all that great at coloring in so this works well for my needs. I then imported this into my Cricut Maker and added one of my own flower images to create a Print and Cut image.

Load paper, print, cut and assemble....ahhh….life is good. 

Sorry the image isn't as clear as it should be....to lazy to take a pic with my camera so I just scanned the card to my computer.  



OK off to enter in a few contest...wish me luck.

Entering
1. Imagine That Digistamps ( anything goes).

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Monday, March 4, 2019

Eggs...eggs...and more...

Happy Easter cards with eggs and more eggs!

Hi again, I'm on a roll two days in my craft room. I made a few cards for the upcoming holiday Easter.
For these, I decided to use Print and Cuts from  Cricut Access Cricut Designs online.

I needed something that could be assembled quick with a little bling. Always love the bling.





 Each card is a bit different and for a twist, I decided to cut the flower petals and give them a little bend for detailed look.

Enjoy, Blessing sand hugs, Lori m

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Back....

with a challenge entry.  I entered the Outlawz  Tuesday Color Challenge.

 This challenge is being sponsored by Imagine That Digistamp, I just love all the cute designs, my card Flamingo design is one of the many sets, just too cute.


Here's my take on this weeks challenge.

Hop over to the Outlawz challenges for a chance to win a $12.00 gift card to Imagine That Digistamp's store, yippee....wish me luck.

Take a look around at the cute digi's in ….Imagine That Digistamp's store, …...something for everyone to enjoy.  

Tomorrow, I hope to get a few more finished card designs posted, it has been a little busy my way to say the least, feels good for crafting time.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Still around...

and kicking dust lol. Happy New Year to all, nothing new to show anyone yet, I finished my first purse finally....lots of mistakes, I however kept going until it was finished.

Other than having home repairs done, not much happening on my side of life.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m