Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Good Morning!! Well, we have had a whirlwind of stuff going on around here...1st girlfriends for BOTH my sons... Homecoming... dances, mums, tickets...let's just sum it up in one word....EXPENSIVE!! Lol!! I always thought that with boys it would be cheaper...HA!!! Anyway, they are both SO happy right now, so it is definitely worth it!!

Any woo, on to my project....this week Joy's Life DT are making any project we want using It's All Fall Puns & Halloween Puns! I used "BOO" from Halloween Puns...

I made some super cute, super easy treat bags for Halloween! My most favorite customer called and wanted treat bags for her kids classes....65 of them! :) I edged the toppers & "BOO" with Stickles to pop them out! I did these in all different Halloween fun colors (pink, purple, orange, green & yellow) and mixed up the Stickles colors too! Did I remember to take a pic of all of them together?? No!! =/

Here is a close-up of the super cute stamp...

I just love this stamp with the spider webs! So cute!!

Hope everyone has a great week! And Happy Halloween! Be safe!! :)

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all Frame

Hello! Today I am showing a Fall frame I made for Joy's Life DT! This week the DT is making 3D projects using  It's All Fall Puns and/or Halloween Puns. I am using "Happy Fall Y'all" from It's All Fall Puns!

I used some Bo Bunny paper & buttons...I just love these Fall colors! I also used a Pearl Pen in copper to add my accents! And of course Joy's amazing stamp "Happy Fall Y'all"! 

Super cute!! :)  I just finished making some really cute Halloween treats so I hope to have those posted tomorrow! 
Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fangtastic Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today at Joy's Life, the DT are making cards/projects using embossing...wet embossing, dry embossing or both! I decided to do dry embossing with CuttleBug folders!

I used "Fangtastic Birthday Wishes from Halloween Puns and the Chevron embossing folder from SU! Martha Stewart's "Goo" punch made the perfect accent! I also used some of the new TH Tinsel behind the sentiment piece for some pop! I inked the edges with my new Archival Ink -Vermilion and also used it for my stamp! I love this ink!!  

Here is a close-up of the "Fangtastic" stamp! LOL! :)

And before I go, I wanted to announce the Blog Candy winner from last weeks blog hop! 

What an adorable little candy box! I love the wrappers you made!


Lisa, I will be contacting you today to get your Stickles out to you! 
Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Blog Hop!

To view my entry for The Master Crafter Challenge CLICK HERE!!

It's time for another AMAZING Blog Hop from Joy's Life Design Team! This month we are focusing on Halloween projects and using Joy's stamps Halloween Puns & It's All Fall Puns! So first off, let's get all the important info done...You should have come from Cyndy's Blog, if not start back at the beginning over at Joy's Life so you won't miss anything! :)

Now on to the fun stuff!! I made a candy box to give to someone special! I just love how it came out!! 

I used some paper I got last year from K&Co to cover Hershey Nuggets and then added some googlie eyes! (What is it with googlie eyes and Halloween?? LOL!) I tied a few different ribbons together and attached my sentiment "Too Cute To Spook" from Halloween Puns. And then....STICKLES!! :) I Stickled the sentiment banner and then added some Stickle dots all around the edges in coordinating colors! 

Super cute huh!?!?! 

Be sure and hop all the way through for some super awesome projects and some super sweet blog candy! Oh & speaking of blog candy...How about some of my favorite embellishments??? STICKLES! I will send one lucky winner a bottle of the colors I used on today's post! Orange Peel, Black Diamond, Lavender, & Lime Green! :) Just be a follower, leave a comment and be sure to check out some of the other posts on Joy's Life DT blog through out the week!  There are some amazing projects over there everyday! 

Now head on over to Stacey's blog for more Halloween fun! And here is the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way! 


Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Master Crafter Challenge

To go to The Joy's Life DT Halloween Blog Hop

I'm so excited to show you what I created for the Master Crafter Competition that Sarah from Pink by Design organized.  We were sent a box with the following items:
  • Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott 
  • DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals
  • Cotton Bag Sponsored by State line Bag Co. (Forgot to take pic before I "distressed" it!) 
  • 1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co.
  • Sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design
  • 2 Assorted Buttons ( I only had one but made it work!) 

We were supposed to incorporate as much from the box as possible– realizing that one thing is a tool, and may not be used as part of the project, but used to make the project.  We were also allowed to use other things from our stash to make our project. I used ALL of my challenge products and only added some flowers to the bag! (And of course inks & cardstock) 

I made a 6x6 card with the bag attached...You could add a gift card inside, or some candy or any other little treat! I knew right away I wanted a distressed look so I went to work on distressing the bag...I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo. Then I found some of the paper from the paper stack that matched my colors perfectly! I distressed the edges & inked them with Vintage Photo. The hardest part of this was incorporating the rhinestones! Since I was distressing the project, I wasn't sure how blingy rhinestones would fit in but I am very satisfied with how it turned out! 

Here is a pic of the where the challenge products are used...

Thanks so much for taking the time to come to visit! Leave me a comment & tell me what you think! I absolutely LOVE comments!! :) :)

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hello!! And welcome to another Joy's Life DT post! This is probably one of my favorite posts....we are doing Halloween Treats! :) I love making treat bags/boxes and I LOVE making Halloween crafts! I think it's the colors of Halloween...purple, black, lime green, orange...LOVE those colors! 

I used some of last years K&Co paper for my topper  (aren't those ghosts too cute!!??) I cut out the ghosts and popped them up and added some googlie eyes....then stamped the fabulous stamp and popped it up too! I also stamped BOO w/black Stazon on the treat bag!! Cute cute CUTE!! :) 

Oh and of course added some Stickles for some sparkle! 

Well this week is going to be a busy one...working, going for Travis' senior pics, AND ready for this??? Kurtis calls me today & asks me if we have plans Sat night & if we do we have to cancel them...he won 2 tickets to Diner and Casino Night with Eva Longoria at the J.W. Marriot Hotel plus a $250 gift card to HEB and a bunch of chips to gamble with!! The tickets sell for $200 a piece!!! So Sat night we will be gambling w/Eva!! :) How exciting!! Dress up date night!! OMG!! What am I going to wear??? Time to go shopping!! :) :P 

And then Travis & I might be taking a road trip to Dallas to check out UT @Dallas...WOW! College "shopping"....where did the time go???

I want to say that I will be posting this or that...but if you have been reading lately...well you know how that turns out! So I won't say it and if I do post anything it will be a surprise!! :) 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥
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