Friday, February 22

Happy Birthday, Joy!

Hi, everyone!  Hopefully, you've been able to follow Joy's Design Team lately since we've all been wishing her a Happy Birthday!  Her actual birthday is the 19th but we thought we'd extend the celebration for the entire week!!!

I thought I'd mix a couple of my hobbies for this post.  Here's what I created! 

I tell you, my mouth seems to water when I'm crocheting these cupcakes because they look soooo  yummy!!!

The stamp I used is from Joy's Yummy Puns set. Pick up your own set here.

Now for how I made this... I crocheted the cupcake in the round (Amigurumi) and filled the bottom of it with rice and the top with some fiberfill before stitching it shut.  Here's a link to a free pattern that you may want to try.

The "sprinkles" are metallic pins I picked up at my local hobby shop. A Sizzix die cut the tag that I embellished using some colorful ribbon and a super cute Doodlebug cupcake brad.

It may be arriving a little late in the mail for Joy's birthday but I hope she enjoys it when she gets it!  

Monday, February 11

Valentine's Day Interlocking Gate Fold Card

Hi, everyone!  I recently found some time to just play in my hobby room.  I made this Valentine's Day card by doing a variation of a gate fold card.  This is a picture of it closed.

This is what it looks like when it is partially opened.

For this neat look, I used my Nestabilities to cut the white and scalloped oval.  I then glued the scallop oval onto one half of the gate fold and the white oval on the other half.  Just make sure that you are lining them up before the glue dries.  The cute bear is cut at 3.5" from Cricut's Create A Critter 2 cartridge.  The stamped saying is from Lots Of Pun set available at

It has been an eternity since I have had a project ready in time to enter in challenges.  So here goes, I'm entering them in the following:

I hope you have a nice Valentine's week. 

If you haven't done so already, there's still time to get your name in for a chance to win some great blog candy here!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, February 9

Joy's Life 3D Animals & Card Folds Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Joy's Life's 3D Animals & Card Folds Blog Hop! We thought we'd combine two of our favorite things into one hop...animals and paper crafting!

If you came over from Megan 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.

This time around, I fired up my Cameo.  (I think it's been awhile because I temporarily forgot how to connect to the computer! LOL!) 

I decided to make this 3D Owl Treat Box. 

None of the papers I had really clicked so I decided to use Washi tape on him.  I also embossed the die cut to give it some texture. This pattern had buttons you could cut from paper but I used real buttons.  Didn't realize the ribbon would look like a cowlick but I like it!
The stamp I used is from Joy's Wildlife Puns set. 

If you don't have your own set, you can get yours here.

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

I found these SUPER cute buttons at Michaels.  

I picked up a set for me and a second set to share with a lucky hopper!  There are, believe it or not, 42 buttons of different sizes in each container.  

You can't tell from the pic but the lid is a button, also! 
*** Your next stop is Sarabeth!  She's a creative force and always has something great to share with you.***
Here's the entire lineup in case you got lost along the way.
Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop & thanks for hopping by!  

Wednesday, February 6

Joy's Life 3D Animals & Card Folds Blog Hop Coming Soon!

I hope you can join us for some fun starting this Saturday at

We'll have some fun ideas for you and blog candy along the way!  Hope you can join us!

Sunday, February 3

Joy's Life Mini Blog Hop Winner!!

Hello!  I hope you are all doing well.  I wanted to take a few moments to announce the winner of last month's Joy's Life Mini Book blog hop.

The lucky winner of their own choice of any Joy's Life stamp set is:

Congratulations, Donna!!!  Please send me your choice of stamp set and mailing address to

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to drop by and leave comments.  I do appreciate them all!  

If you weren't the lucky winner this time, stay tuned!  

We've got another fun Blog Hop starting Saturday, February 9th.  

I'll have some more great blog candy available.  Hope to see you there!