Saturday, September 29

Candy Apple Pumpkin Picking Color Challenge Card

 Hello!  The weather has been so nice here in Colorado with the change in the season.  Here's a pic I took on a drive a couple of weeks ago to Aspen.

If you've been following the posts this week on the Joy's Life's Design Team blog, you've seen that we are doing a Pumpkin Picking Color challenge. (That, brown, and orange.)  

For some reason, I really struggled with this one.  
I then broke out my brand new Create A Critter 2 cartridge and ran with it!

Isn't that candy apple fun? And the stamp is very versatile!

 The saying comes from Joy's Halloween Puns set. 

 If you don't have you own, you can get it here in time for Halloween.

I'm really loving these stamps and my new cartridge!  The paper I used is from K&Co's Spooktacular pack.  The candy apple is on CAC2 page 58 and was cut at 3.5"  I think you'll be seeing more CAC in my future posts since I love these carts so much! :)

Are you working on any Halloween projects?  I'd love to hear about them.  Leave a comment and a link, and I'll be sure to drop by and say, "hi"! 

I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, September 23

It's All Fall Blog Hop Winner!

Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday afternoon! I just want to take a few moments to thank all of you who had a chance to participate in the It's All Fall Blog Hop hosted by  I appreciate you dropping by and all the nice comments that you leave!

The lucky winner of a set of It's All Fall Puns is Sarah Biswabic who said:

 Sarah, please email your mailing address to

I'll have Joy ship out your stamp set right away!

Stay tuned...we're planning another blog hop on October 6th, so everyone will have a chance to win some more goodies!

Saturday, September 22

Leaf Easel Card

Hello, everyone!  It's Patty here for

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  As you can tell from earlier Design Team posts this week, we're celebrating Fall and the changing/falling leaves that comes with it.   

I've had this adorable pic of one of my nieces taken YEARS ago that was just stuck on my wall.  I decided it needed special treatment. 

 Joy's sentiment from It's All Fall Puns fit perfectly! If you don't already have this great stamp set, you can get yours here.

I used SVG Cuts Carmel Apple Pie set and my Cameo to create this.  The paper is from Recollections Autumn paper pack from last year.  It caught my eye because it uses blue in the pack.  Not a common fall color and I love it!  Even though it's technically a card, I'm going to leave it out on my mantle as a picture frame.

 I'm glad you had time to stop by my blog.  Thanks for leaving comments.  I appreciate it so much!  Have a great day.

Sunday, September 16

Fall Picture Frame

Today, I've got the last JoysLife DT post of the week of home decor ideas.
  I don't know about you, but I've got so many pictures taken over the years that are in boxes or on the computers.  I need to get more of them out on display.  

I decided to make a frame of my beloved, Patches.  I think this is a good way to display this sweet pic of him enjoying the Fall sunshine.

The stamp I used is from Joy's NEWEST stamp set, It's All Fall Puns!  

I just LOVE these stamps!  Lots of possibilities!  

Want a set of your own, you can get it here

For this project, I used my beloved Cameo, again.  I used the 3D Beveled frame and combined it with the 3x5 farm frame that I resized to fit.  A little wrestling with the frame and it was assembled.   

I hope you enjoyed today's post and it inspires you to pull out some of those pictures that may be gathering dust.  Have a great day!

Saturday, September 15

It's All Fall Puns Blog Hop starts today!

Welcome, everyone to Joy's Life's It's All Fall Blog Hop! 

  If you came over from Maria, then you are in the right place.  If you happened to stumble across this post and want to start at the beginning, you can do so here.

Joy has released yet another stamp set full of witty and fun sayings!  This time it's Fall and it's the focus of this blog hop! :)

  I thought I'd combine a couple of my hobbies for this blog hop.  I picked up my crochet hook and after a few rough starts trying to remember how to crochet an Amigurumi project,  I made this!

Amigurumi is the combination of Japanese words that mean crocheted or knitted stuffed dolls.

I used my Silhouette to cut the box from SVG Cuts Carmel Apple Pie set but made it smaller to fit my pie. The paper is from Imaginisce.  

(Here's a tip:  I didn't have enough paper to make this project since this is an older release, so I used my copier to make me some more!)

Want to try to crochet one of these cute pies?  You can buy the pattern here.

I just love this stamp!  It made me laugh when I got it. If you are dying to pick up your own set of these fun stamps, you can do so here!

*** Now how about some Blog Candy??? ***

I'm going to give away a set of It's All Fall Puns to a lucky hopper! 
(That way, I can share the fun!)

  You'll have four chances enter the drawing!

1st Comment: Leave me a comment
2nd comment: Leave a 2nd comment  if you are a follower/subscriber of my blog
3rd comment: Leave a 3rd comment if you like or have liked my Facebook page 
4th comment:  Leave a 4th comment if you are a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog

It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!  

You have until September 22nd to post comments.  The lucky winner will be announced the next day, so be sure to stop by to see if it is you!
*** Your next stop is Lori who has a fantastic  project for you! ***
Here's the entire lineup in case you got lost along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day as you hop along! 

Monday, September 10

It's All Fall Puns Blog Hop Coming Up!

 Hello, everyone! 

 I just wanted to let you all know that Joy and her Design Team will be hosting another fun blog hop this Saturday!

  This time we'll be featuring her BRAND NEW and SUPER CUTE stamp set, It's All Fall Puns

I hope you can join us!  I'll have some blog candy for a lucky hopper!  Have a great day!

Monday, September 3

Create with Joy's Life & Cri-Kits Blog Hop Winner!

Hello!  I hope you are all enjoying the Labor Day weekend!

Thanks to all of you who dropped by and left comments during the blog hop!  I know we are all busy nowadays so taking the time to comment is appreciated.

Without further ado, the winner of the One Fine Day paper pack chosen with is Sue D who said:

 Sue, I will be sending you an email!  

Thanks to all who participated.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!