Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Update good news...I won some amazing cutting files..doing the Happy Dance again, thank you Regina over at The Cutting Cafe!
If you haven't checked out her cutting files, you should pop on over. I'll be cutting up a storm soon, we have family here from out of town and I'm enjoying every minute.

and time for another Tuesday Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. We sure hope you can join us and have some fun, show us your designs and win prizes.

This challenge runs from November 5h- November 19th.

This challenge sponsor is SheepSki Designs Tears . Hop on over and check out her beautiful designs.

Here's the Challenge Inspirational photo, so pretty, those rich colors, oh my how tasty is this looking? Can you just hear the coffee pot brewing?

My Challenge DT entry.....

I added perfect pearls to the coffee cup for a little texture along with, glossy accents to the coffee beans and a little glitter glue to my cup of coffee. The bottom coffee cup image is from our sponsor, isn't it darling?

Enjoy....Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

My day....

yesterday.... was about me... lol.

 I needed some new Tee shirts, and so..... I decided bling a few I had...purchased that were just plain boring.

After watching a great easy to do.... YouTube video.... on cutting Tee shirt designs, I gave that a go too. ( Quite out of my normal, I must admit. )  Something different.... to switch my wardrobe up a bit.

Here's my designs for the week lol.  I used some of my own hand drawn creations, then added designs from Cricut Design Space.

A few were cotton Tee-Shirts which heat vinyl was used. Since I had a couple polyester Tee's on hand....why not try out the new Cricut Infusable Ink markers?

Might I add...if you haven't tried them run quick and enjoy...oh the fun being able to create your own drawings into washable Tee's, that won't peel off....FANTASTIC indeed!

I can see a future of my photos becoming custom family Tee-shirt designs. The wheels in my head are going round and round!

Can you see the Happy Dance happening here?  Now that I've tested the items..... time to start making holiday gifts.

Being a HUGE  Game Of Thrones fan, you'll notice, the GOT inspired creations!

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

Sunday, October 27, 2019

All in one

post today.  A bit of Halloween and some baby onsies for the newest little girl in the family.

1st up above.... is the newest Halloween tunnel card I made using my Cricut Maker and Cricut Design Space designs for all the die cuts.
My new 8ths... Scor-Pal was used to make the card, a tutorial can be found over on AJ's Creative Energy Blog. 

Entering the following challenges:
Imagine That Digi Stamp --Challenge ends November 6th...hurry for a chance to win some amazing digi's 

DL. ART Thankful Thursday Fall Challenge---- Challenge ends October 31st. Check out Diana's fantastic ribbons and other goodies 

Score-Pal Mid Month Challenge  Challenge ends in 5 days...hurry quick a few more entries needed for a chance to win $25.00 Gift Card

Next up are a couple of the latest baby onsies made for the newest little girl in the family. Pinterest inspired....I just went with adding my own personal input. 

Cricut iron on black glitter vinyl and my heat press finished this project off nicely. 

Challenge entering the onsies....
Double D Challenges- Silhouettes .....hope these will work for the challenge.  :)

Last up is a photo of my "biggest ham" my baby "Rambo", in his new Halloween bandanna from his Auntie. He loves to pose for pictures lol. 

That's my latest updates, so many projects to finish, so little time.

Enjoy....blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Are you ready....

for another Tuesday Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. We sure hope you can join us and have some fun, we'd love to see your designs.

This challenge runs from October 22nd to November 5th.

Our October sponsor is The Paper Shelter. Stop on by and check out all their beautiful designs.

October 22nd to November 5th ..Challenge Inspirational photo 

 Fall colors are just gorgeous!

Challenge colour Orange, you pick the other two plus a twist, be sure to let us know.

Here is my DT challenge card using the sponsors image, done in gold and drawn on my Cricut machine:

  Orange, Green, and  yellow, twist is leaves

For my 2nd card..... a Tunnel Card Design made by hand, using my SCOR-PAL.

A Huge Shout Out and Thank you to... AJ  ( Art Jypsy)..... for the tutorial and inspiration. 

 Orange, green  and pink with a twist of rhinestones for my 2nd card.

I used the sponsor (The Paper Shelter's) adorable image....inside the ice cream cone, on my card.

Pumpkins and skeleton are Sizzix dies.
The pretty scallop edges are Spellbinders dies.
The tunnel card was made using my Scor-Pal...and AJ's (Art Jypsy) tutorial, so easy and fun.

I really enjoyed trying something different and creating this card. So many ideas, you can really switch it up for any holiday or occasion.

Enjoy.....Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


leaves anyone?  Thank you to Sandy for the Maple leaf challenge freebie over at Scribbles Design Challenge Blog.

Challenge #82 Colour Challenge

 I decided to use the Maple Leaf for an Anniversary card I needed.

 Perfect image for this time of the year.  Here's what I came up with.


That's it for tonight....enjoy...Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Saturday, October 12, 2019


easy, funky and just so darn cute. I found an easy idea...Pinterest inspired where you buy the little Styrofoam pumpkins from the dollar store to use.  Much quicker than my sewed one.  I also made the covered toilet paper roll... pumpkins.  These by far, are my favorites.

 I also, made my first beginners table runner, it was easy just like the video on youtube said.

Sorry, I didn't save the link, someday, I will be able to create a pretty quilted runner, and more, I'm just not there yet.

 Sewing is still one of my newer crafting passions, I took a few basic lessons, and the rest will be books and online tutorials. I haven't anyone to teach me or any place local that gives more detailed lessons. Open to suggestions from all you amazing quilters. 

OK...here's my latest fun things.

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It's time .....paper

for another Tuesday Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. We sure hope you can join us and have some fun, show us your designs and win prizes.

This challenge runs from October 8th- October 22nd.

This challenge sponsor is The Paper Shelter. Hop on over and check out her beautiful designs.

Here is the Inspirational photo, so pretty.

Here's my card:

I chose a pre-colored image from our sponsor on this challenge. She worked nicely with the paper colors I chose. Enjoy!

Entering in DL.ART Thankful Thursday Fall challenge

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, October 6, 2019


beautiful day and a good day for me to post another card I made for a challenge over at Lavinia World Challenges.

I'm making this challenge just in time, it closes in 1 day... so hurry quick lol.

For this card... I decided to use their Christmas Eve Christmas stamp, it's just so whimsical and pretty. In the upper right corner, I used the Mini Holly, just the right size to add a little something to my card.

My stamp edges are colored with a marker and then I added a little bling with my glitter gel pens...perfect, and of course it looks prettier in person. 

That's it for today, taking a TV day break, blessings and hugs, Lori m 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

AAA CAS challenge.....

CAS Game #150 - One Layer + Optional Twist Autumn...Challenge ends...

October 12th.

Here is my Challenge Entry, I used a different card stock, it has a shimmer to it and for me...taking a photo clear wasn't working.

Also... entering in a new challenge...Let's Craft and Create

The stamps are part of an old stamp set I've had from Close to my Heart. I stamped in orange and went over parts with my glitter pen to try and give it a little more defination.

That's it for today, Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, October 3, 2019


and white are the colors for the Challenge over at Double D's Challenges. Their DT put together some gorgeous inspiration photo, I just love being inspired.

You have until October 13th to join in. Here's my go at the colors.

The stamp is an old one I've had from.... Close to My Heart, Argyle background papers from Echo Park.

I realized this had a wee bit of to much color besides orange and white, LOL sometimes I get to caught up in making cards.... I forget to review the challenge details.

I'm going with the excuse the yellow jacket stung my finger.....I had a reaction and now dealing with a hand infection from it, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. ( Honestly, it really happened, ouch!)  

Here's is my other challenge card.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Monday, September 30, 2019

Funky ....

rag and ribbon wreath.

Something different for the Fall time using fabric and ribbons and some pretty crinkled ribbon from DL.ART ......Diana's store.

I had the wooden sign and added the Welcome using vinyl along with the cute owls from Cricut Designs.

Happy Monday to all, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Friday, September 27, 2019


Something other than a card day, for me.  I've been inspired by Pinterest and bloggers to give sewing a running chance.

My first attempt at making an applique using my Cricut Maker to cut the material out and then apply it to a pillow, I was making as a gift.

The Elephant design is one from the Cricut Design Space, I just searched Elephants till I found one I liked.

I'm pleased with my first go at it and hope to try more along the way. Sewing is fun, another crafting outlet to challenge me.

Here's my Elephant Pillow....

Enjoy...Happy Friday to all...blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Back to school.....

gee the children are already back enjoying the new school year my way.

That means, more time for another Tuesday Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. We sure hope you can join us and have some fun, show us your designs and win prizes.

This challenge runs from September 24th-October 8th.

This challenge sponsor is LeighSBDesigns Digi Art Stamps. Hop on over and check out her beautiful designs.

Here is the Inspirational photo, many choices this challenge.

Challenge Colors Pink, Turquoise and twist other color.

My twist color is the gold ribbon on the box 
 I used the first row....Lace, Pearls and Flowers.

I used my Scor-Pal to make the cute little drawer box which can be found in the Scor-Pal book.

Entering this box over at the Scor-Pal blog challenges.

For the Sponsors digi I used my We R Memories Quill Pen and silver foil, love how it pops the designs.

Be sure to let us know which row you picked.

A cute Back to School gift box which can be used for anything.

Diagonal from bottom left corner to top right corner.
Diecut, Sentiment and Flower, my turquoise is on the background flower.

Box Diecut from Cricut Designs collections, washi tape and a wooden clock, then I added a sentiment and bow...completed.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Quick fall

sewn pumpkin first attempt lol.  It looks a bit squishy, it will work though with the other decorations. Pinterest inspired!

Something different today, not my usual card.

I'm entering this over at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenges.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m


Friday, September 20, 2019


inlaid card design Challenge over at ....AAA Cards. 

This was a fun challenge for me, I decided to use my Cricut for my inlaid design and paper pieced.

The little Honey pot if a Cricut Design Space design and so I was able to join in this challenge today.

Here's my card......

With the fall approaching quick and winter following...time is running short prepping for chilly times. So many things to get done, my crafting is on the back burner a few days each week. I'm trying to get a jump on holiday cards, Birthday cards, planning and making holiday gifts lol. The rush is on along with looking at homes ugh!!!

So for now, this is all I have to share. 

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Thursday, September 19, 2019


for another challenge over at ......The House That Built Stamps.

Hop on over and check out the beautiful Color scheme for this challenge...

here is my card entry...

I used my Spectrum glitter markers to color in the images, the chipboard  sentiment is from Echo Park.

Pretty and finished, I think, I covered all the challenge colors this go round.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


card for a challenges

DL.ART September 2019 Linky

 Double D.. Challenges...Focus on the Sentiment!

Something a little different and I used a couple of Rub-Ons by Echo Park this go round.

The Blessed was also a chipboard design from Echo Park since today I was short of time.

So, that's it for today, back to putting my legs up for a bit.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Do you....

can goods?

A new adventure my way, a way to preserve tasty foods and enjoy a bit of freshness during the long drab winter months.

Canning also saves dollars and saves my body from all the additives that cause havoc on my system.

With much help in the whole canning process from start to finish.....I will admit....I'm very pleased with the end results.

I decided to cut out material and make some labels for the lids when sharing the goodies.  Of course, I had to use my shepherds picture on my labels its only fair as he does help taste test the apples and things. lol.

Here's my first digital scrapbook page.

Enjoy....blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, September 15, 2019


anyone?  I tried a new easier way of making a quick and simple door wreath. First time trying my Cricut Maker to cut the material and.....I love it. 
Anyone with dexterity or hand/ wrist issues will surely understand how hard cutting material can be. I will say, it was a breeze doing it this way utilizing my machine with the added cutting blade.

So, simple, plain, and easy, worked for me and gave me many more ideas to attempt for holiday gifts.

Here's my first attempt, machine cut flowers hot glued to a grapevine wreath.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Friday, September 13, 2019

Pretty fall....


Using my fabulous win from Chriss over at Scrapping with Chriss and Lou's blog, I created my first projects using 3D svg.... Dreaming Tree

I took a few different photos with the mini lights on...still needs a little tweaking however...I'm just loving it.  Thank you Chriss for the win and Leo (3DSVG.com) for amazing designs.

Boo tiful Blossom, my first one put together, again it needs a lot of tweaking....love...love these designs.

A few more leaves and flowers...some moss, and floral goodies will finish it off.

I was so excited.... just had to post my first done... photos.

Best part is it cut out so quick and smooth and assembly was a breeze even with my arthritic hands.

Entering the wagon over at DL ART September 2019 Linky Anything Goes.

OK off I go to see what to make next.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September already.....

gosh the summer flew,and kids,are back to school.

That means it's time for another Tuesday Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. We sure hope you can join us and have some fun, show us your designs and win prizes.

This challenge runs from September 10-24th.

This challenge sponsor is LeighSBDesigns Digi Art Stamps.

Hop on over and check out her beautiful designs.

Here is the Inspirational photo, so pretty.

Three colors and be sure to let us know your twist.

Here's my DT Challenge cards......................

This beautiful card above was created using my Scor-Pal and the design was in their book, quick, no electric needed and I'm loving the card design.

In honor of September 11th in NY and the whole US I made this card using the sponsors digi.
The Sponsors digi's were created using my We R Memories Quill pen, silver foil and my Silhouette Cameo.

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Monday, September 9, 2019


delight. Using my new Scor-Pal I created a quick no electric or machine needed adorable pencil box.

I just love this new Scor- Pal with the 8ths, quick easy and even though I've not retired my  Original Scor-Pal...I seem to be using the new one more.

I recently used Scor-Pal tape on more projects and find it hold much better than my ATG tape, awesome.....so here's my new project for today using a design from the book. They have so many free amazing tutorials on the website, this book was an added bonus to me for those times of not being online.

The added goodies were cut out with my Cricut.

Entering in the Scor-Pal blog challenge.

I'm off to craft land...blessings and hugs, Lori m

Sunday, September 1, 2019

A cute ....

UPDATE:.... thank you Chriss from Chriss and Lou's blog for allowing me to enter your amazing giveaway contest.
I'm a winner....doing the Happy Dance today, thank you again and congrats to all the winners.

Duck box card. This was so easy to cut and assemble, great card for any occassion.

SVG design from myscrapchick.com ( Duck Pond Box Card).

Thank you myscrapchick for the adorable freebie, stop on over and check out their other great designs.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Pretty flowersCh

for this Challenge over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. 

Challenge is from August 27-September 10. We hope you'll join us.

Here's the beautiful inspirational photo.

Gorgeous right, I'm loving the beautiful shades of purple, so pretty you can almost smell the lilacs.

Here is my DT Challenge card:

For Fun.... this is one of my own flower photos taken some years back when I still had the garden.

Some days I really miss seeing and smelling the beauty of nature, then I remember all the bee stings and reactions, lol, so photos work for me.

I'll be entering the my cards in the following challenges

DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge.
Double D Challenges

Enjoy, blessings and hugs, Lori m

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Here goes...

another fabulous challenge over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge.

Challenge is from August 13-27.

This challenge is another fun one with a twist. Be sure to let us know what your twist is and which other two colors you choose. We hope you'll join us.

For my DT Challenge entry I chose blue and yellow and for my twist the brads and embroidery thread.

Gerda Steiner Designs is sponsoring this challenge, I used one of her adorable digi stamps for my card design. Stop on over and check out her other fantastic designs.

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