Friday, January 18

Felt Cat Card

Hi, everyone! 

I'm getting in on the fun this week with Joy's Design Team.  If you have been following this weeks posts, we've been using techniques that are new to us, and maybe, you as well.

I've got a small collection of metal dies because I don't consider them cost effective since you can't change their size.  In the past, I'd only been using them with paper.  My LSS started carrying 100% wool felt so I had to pick some up. Well, needless to say....I am HOOKED! 

Here's what I made with that great material and Joy's wonderful stamps!

The kitty is a die that I also picked up at my LSS.  I picked up a few different cats and can't wait to use them all.  
The stamp I used came from Joy's Lots Of Pun set.  I made a few of these cards because this sentiment can be used for a birthday, congratulations, or a thank you card.

 I was surprised how the metal die cut 100% wool felt like butter!   I really like the texture and look of the felt.  I think it adds a nice touch to the card.  
If you have felt and some dies, I hope you'll break them out and experiment.  Add Joy's stamps to the mix and you've got yourself one really neat project!

Sunday, January 13

Joy's Life Mini Books Blog Hop

 Welcome to Joy's Life's Mini Books Blog Hop!  These books can take a little time to make but they are worth the effort.

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

 I had thought about using one of my cutting machines for my book but instead remembered a book that I had made in a class several years ago at my LSS.  

Here's my latest mini. (The stamp on the cover is from Joy's Yummy Puns set.)

Here's a shot of the book opened up. (Sorry about the glare in the pic!)

I got to use several of Joy's fun stamps for this project.  These pages feature stamps from Joyful Hearts and Yummy Puns.

Wintery Puns and You're So Punny provided the stamps that I used for the last two pages of the book.

Here's how I made it.  I cut two pieces of chipboard for the covers at 3.25" square.  I then cut a piece of pink card stock at 3"x12"for the inside pages.  That piece was then scored every 3".  I decorated my book with Joy's stamps and some really cute stickers I bought at Hobby Lobby.  (If you are hard pressed for time, this is a way to create a quick book.)  I then attached some ribbon to the chipboard and taped the pages to create the book.

I hope you enjoyed my Mini-book and it inspires you to make one for someone you love!  
*** Now how about some Blog Candy for hanging with me for this long post??? ***

Well, I'm going to give away your choice of any Joy's Life stamp set to one lucky hopper!!! Yes, I'm going to share the love!  LOL!

You have up to four chances to enter the drawing.
It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!

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

You have until January 20th to post comments.  The lucky winner will be announced soon after so be sure to stop by to see if it is you!

*** Your next stop is Maria!  She's super talented and  has an amazing project for you. ***
Here's the entire lineup in case you got lost along the way.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you had a fun time hopping and are thinking about making a Mini Book of your own!  

Saturday, January 12

Mini Book Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow!

I hope you can join us for our Mini-Book blog hop featuring stamps!  

I'll have some yummy blog hop candy waiting for some lucky person!  

Hope you can drop by.

Monday, January 7

Better Late Than Never!

Just as we are gearing up for the next blog hop at, I realized that I never announced the winner of our Happy Holidays Hop!

I actually picked the winner after the hop ended but did forgot to post it!  Well, like they say, better late than never.  

The winner of the bakery twine is:

Congratulations, Michelle!  I'll send you an email.  
Stay tuned for our Mini Book Blog Hop starting January 13th at 

I'll have more blog candy waiting for you!