Thursday, February 16, 2012

“Lovely” Layout


Here’s another Senior picture layout of my daughter.  This is the picture she chose to go in the yearbook, she looks amazing!  I used MME Lost and Found paper and some random stickers from a grab bag I got at a crop.  I’m not even sure what brand they are, but they were perfect for this layout. 

When I was trying to make the paper flower match the paper, I had an wonderful discovery that I wanted to share!  First, here’s a close up…


I used Distress Ink in Tea Stain then covered the flower with clear embossing powder and hit it with the heat gun.  The result looks like leather!  I looks so neat!

Enjoy and God Bless!

Joy :  )

Sunday, February 12, 2012

“A Boy and His Thumb” Layout




I recently started trying to catch up my son’s scrapbook, it has just seemed hard for me to find paper, embellishments and a style that was boyish.  I love My Mind’s Eye Alphabet Soup line and also the Lime Twist line for his layouts.  I still struggle with embellishments, it’s hard to stay away from frilly stuff!  Anyway, for this layout I used both of the MME lines listed above and some Unity/Echo Park stamps.  I love this layout because it captures my son at several stages (even as a newborn) with his favorite blanket and his thumb.  I found a poem that I used as journaling, I changed to words around some. 

Anyway, Enjoy and God Bless!



Saturday, February 11, 2012

“Love You” Layout

Today I have a layout using a few of my favorite products and scrapbooking a few of my favorite people! 


For this layout I used MME “So Sophie” collection and various Unity itty bitty stamps.  These pictures were taken in the Great Smokey Mountains.  My husband is an awesome, amateur photographer! 

God Bless!


Friday, February 10, 2012

Unity’s Friends with Flare

Good morning all!  I have a cute but simple card to enter in FWF challenge today.  I used SCAL to design the actual card layout and various Unity stamps.  The gnome is from Unity’s Apple Cheddar Soup set.

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It’s a spinner card.  I got the idea from the most recent issue of PaperCrafts magazine. 

God Bless!

Joy : )

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kimmiluxich You Win the blog candy!  Thank you ALL for the nice comments and for participating in the blog hop!

Bloggerkimmiluxich said...
Great Job!!! I am a "wreath-a-holic" lol and I LOVE this one!

And I must confess, I'm a Pinterest addict as well. :)

God Bless!
Joy : )

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Valentine’s Day Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop! 

Welcome everyone to the first blog hop hosted by the Cricut Card Fairies this year! We hope you enjoy your time checking out some of the fairies awesome work, and maybe even winning prizes for joining!

The Cricut Card Fairies were created by Commander Crystal, who found inspiration from the already existent Cards for Soldiers. The Card Fairies accept requests for people and families who may need a pick me up for any sort of reasons. We are a group of VOLUNTEERS who love our circuts, love making cards, and love spreading cheer through said cards. We have sent all over the United States, Canada, Australia, and even Germany and other parts of Europe. We send all types of cards: birthday, good thoughts, sympathy, well wishes, get better soon, and so many more. We currently have sent out over 860 missions since 2008! Those who may be interested in joining our wonderful group can send an email to :

This weekend we have ten wonderful blogs for you to visit and maybe even win some BLOG CANDY!

So, here’s my Valentine’s Day project…


I used SCAL and my Silhouette to cut the banner.  I decorated with a couple of print and cut designs from the Imagine cartridge “Better Together”.  I used some awesome ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel to decorate and some tulle from Hobby Lobby.  Here are a few close ups…



So, what do you think?  I have just recently found Pinterest and I am so inspired by all of the wreaths! 

I have some wonderful blog candy!  I will be giving away a Unity Stamp Company/Echo Park stamp set called “better with love”!  I absolutely love Unity Stamps, they work very well with all kinds of paper crafts.  If you would like a chance to win, please leave me a comment and I will use “random” to select a winner. The winner will be posted Monday!  You don’t have to become a follower, but if you’d like to, that would be great!


Enjoy and God Bless!

Next in the Hop is Sandee!

Here’s the Blog Hop Line Up…

Misty @

Brenda @

Joy @  (YOU ARE HERE!)

Sandee @

Kimmi @

Caprice @

Gina @

Sheila @

Meg @

Rachelle @

As the coordinator, if you get lost, feel free to return to my blog at : and pick up where you left off!