Saturday, June 30

Summer Color Challenge - Penguin Popsicle Card

Hello, everyone!  I hope you are all having a nice Summer.
It's been unusually hot here in Colorado and rain would be welcome. 

This week, Joy's Life's Design Team is ringing in the Summer by doing a color challenge using orange, turquoise, and yellow. 

I couldn't help but create this fun card!

 The stamp I used came from Joy's newest stamp set, Pun In The Sun. 

 It's loaded with bright and cheery sayings. 

If you haven't added it to your collection yet, you can get your copy here

 Once again, I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this card.  This super cute penguin is from My Scrap Chick and I thought he was perfect for Joy's saying.  The papers I used are from The Paper Studio and Doodlebug. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate the time you take to leave comments.

  I hope you all have a fun and safe Summer!

Sunday, June 24

Bubble Tag Decorations & Blog Hop Winner!

 Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you doing well.

This week, Joy's Life's Design Team are focusing on two of Joy's newest rubber stamp sets - Tag You're It - Set One and Set Two. 

These sets are great because you can make tags with them or full blown cards if you like. 

I hit my dollar store for these large bubble containers and decorated them for my great nephews.

Here's a closeup of the tags.

The saying I chose is from Tag You're It - Set Two.  You can grab yourself a set here.

 For this project, I used my Cameo to draw a rectangle and a circle cut out of it in the size that I needed.  I filled it with digital files from Echo Park Paper's Splash Digital kit.  The sea life dies are from SVG Cuts new Wet N Wild set.  I used the Print and Cut feature to make this entire project. Then I finished it off by using Magic Mesh and crystals for the fish's bubbles.  
I'd like to thank all of you who left comments, are followers, and/or like my Facebook page.   I read all comments and am encouraged by them!

Now for the winner of the Pun In The Sun Blog Hop!
Chosen by Random.Org

Vicki left the 19, 20th, and 21st comment.  She said:

Congratulations, Vicki!!! Send your mailing address to me at
I will have your Pun In The Sun stamp set sent to you ASAP!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!  I hope you all have bubbly day!

Monday, June 18

Happy Cake Day Card

*** Scroll down to the previous post to get your comments in for a chance to win at the Fun In The Sun Blog Hop! ***

Hello, everyone! 
 Today I have for you a Joy's Life DT project.   

This week, we are having a blast celebrating birthdays! This is always a fun subject and one that I can never make too many cards for. (I just have to be sure to mail them out in time!) :)

I made what I call a "flap card."

 The saying comes from Joy's Yummy Puns stamp set. 

 Right now, you can get Yummy Puns and her new Pun In The Sun set for a special price and free shipping here!

Here's a side view of the card.  You can see why I call it a flap.

I absolutely LOVE this paper!  It is from TPC Studios and is called Easter Stripes.  The cupcake is from Lettering Delight's Birthday Sparkle file and was cut using my Cameo.  I added some glitter to the flower to spice it up.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5 and I just cut a flap slightly smaller to go over the front of it.  I used my scallop scissors to trim the flap.  

I really like the way it turned out.  I think I'm going to make more cards like this.  :) 

I hope you have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment.

Saturday, June 16

Fun In The Sun Blog Hop

Welcome to The Crafty Kitten for Joy's Life's 
  Fun In The Sun Blog Hop! 

If you have hopped over from Nina then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stumble upon this and want to start at the beginning, click HERE.

The Design Team has put together some really Summery projects made with Joy's rubber stamps. (I've got 2 for you!)

First up is a 3D popsicle box I cut with my Silhouette Cameo that holds candy! 

 The stamp I used is from Joy's  NEW Pun In The Sun set!  

This FUN set is available next week so get yours here and take advantage of free shipping for a limited time!! 

My second project are easy cup toppers that were also cut with my Silhouette.  

(I just measured how large of a circle I needed to cover the cup.   Cut a flower that I like and then assembled it with a hole in the center for the straw.)

This cute saying is from Joy's Yummy Puns set that is now back in stock!  

Joy's got a package deal going if you buy Yummy Puns and Pun In The Sun together! 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

You've been hopping for awhile.  You might be getting tired and need a little "snack".   

 How about some Blog Candy??

I'm going to give away one Pun In The Sun stamp set to a lucky hopper!  

  *** You have three chances to be entered in this drawing: ***

1st Comment: Just leave me a comment
2nd comment: Leave me a SECOND comment
 to let me know if you are a follower/subscriber or have become a new follower/subscriber (I appreciate you all)
3rd comment: Like my Facebook page here or let me know that you have liked it previously.  

That's it!  Super easy and you have a chance to triple your odds.

You have until June 23rd to post comments on my blog.  The lucky will be announced the next day, so be sure to stop by to see if it is you!

*** To wrap up this blog hop, you're last stop is Super Joy! ***

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, June 15

Fun In The Sun Blog Hop Begins Tomorrow!

Joy's Life's Fun In The Sun Blog Hop starts tomorrow.  There will be lots of summer inspiration and fun prizes along the way.  

Hopping begins at  

I hope you can join us! 

Monday, June 11

Father's Day Card Made With Aloha

Hello, all! Hope you are doing well!  This week for Joy's Life, the Design Team is celebrating Father's Day.

 My father passed away 5 years ago but I thought I'd make a card that he would have liked. Being an islander, this captures his spirit. 

The stamps I used are from Joy's Holiday Occasions set. 

If you'd like a copy of this versatile set that you can use throughout the year, you can get it here.

The Origami shirt was very easy to make.  Here's a link to a great tutorial.  Let me know if you try this technique.
 I used some mesh in my stash that has adhesive on the back to mount the saying on.  

Hope you enjoy this card made with aloha.  

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 5

Suitcase Scrapbook

Hello, everyone!  Hope this post finds you doing well.

Today, I have my first project for the Summer Term on  Joy's Design Team!
This week, we are making projects that are scrapbook related.  I've been wanting to do one of these books and here's what I came up with.

 The stamp I used is from Joy's Lots Of Puns set. The whole stamp says "A whale of a good time" but I just inked the part that I needed for this project.  If you don't have these versatile stamps, you can get them here

  The cute suitcase file comes from Designs From Cloud 9.  I used my Cameo to cut it and did not change the size.  All the papers come from Simple Stories Destinations paper pack.  

Here's more pics of the rest of the album. I plan on filling it with photos of our last trip up to Estes Park.

That's all that I have for today. Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you are going to try this out!  

All your comments are appreciated. 

Sunday, June 3

Upcoming Blog Hop

Just wanted to let you all know that we are having another fun Blog Hop starting June 16th.  Hope you can join us for some inspirational ideas and prizes!  

Be sure to mark your calendar!