Friday, December 2, 2016

Joy Clair December Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of the Joy Clair December Blog Hop.

You should have arrived here from Martha's Blog.


If you should get lost along the way you can always go to the Joy Clair December Blog Hop and start over.

Here is the card I made:


Ingredients:

Black ink
Copic markers
Crystal Stickles
Red, White & Green Bakers Twine
Jingle Bell Charm
Assorted paper from my stash
Gold pen

For this A2 card I started with red card stock for the base of the card.  I stamped the coffee cup from the Joy Clair Coffee Lovers stamp set onto white paper with black ink, colored the cup with Copic markers and then I stamped the JOY stamp from the Joy Clair Cozy Snowman Wishes stamp set, colored the O in red and then put some Crystal Stickles on it, when it was dry I fussy cut it out and put it on the side.  I took some white paper and stamped the Holly border from the Joy Clair Christmas Borders stamp set with black ink across the bottom of the paper, colored the holly and berries with Copic markers. I stamped another one of the border stamps across the top of the card and colored the stars in with a gold pen.  Next I attached the coffee cup to the bottom of the card.  I stamped the coffee word from the Joy Clair Coffee Lovers stamp set on the card with black ink several times. I cut out the Die-Versions Snow Flurries dies with some white glitter paper and added them to the top of the card. I took some Red, White & Green Bakers Twine and wrapped it around the card several times and I finished it by tying a Silver Jingle Bell charm to the twine.

Please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations the Joy Clair Design Team have made.

Here is the list of blogs for the Joy Clair December Blog Hop:

Joy Clair
Step Ackerman
Cornelia Wenokor
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez
Lori Kobular ~ YOU ARE HERE
Helen Gullet
LeeAnn McKinney
Jessica Pascarella
Donna Green Idlet
Monica Edwards

Prize Alert

Joy Clair has an awesome giveaway for the December Joy Clair Blog Hop!  They will be giving away 2 ~ $25.00 Gift Cards to the Joy Clair Store, but you MUST leave a comment on all the blogs, including the Joy Clair Blog, for a chance to win!  You need to comment before midnight on December 4th and the winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog.  Your next stop on the blog hop is:  Helen's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Joy Clair December and January Challenge

Hello Blogging Buddies,


Today is the start of the Joy Clair Challenge.

This challenge will run through December and January. 

Here is the photo for this challenge:



Here is my Tag for this challenge:


Ingredients:

Copic markers
Prima watercolor tag
Black ink
Gray ink

For this tag I stamped the Joy Clair My Cup Runneth Over stamp  with black ink onto the tag and then I colored it in with Copic markers.  Next I took the sentiments from the Joy Clair Coffee Lovers stamp set and stamped them with black ink onto the tag.  I took some of the DL.ART Quartz, Red and Baby Pink crinkle ribbon and tied a bow at the top of the tag and I inked the edges of the tag with gray ink.
Hop on over to see all the inspiration from the Joy Clair DT!

Prize:

A $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store.

Randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win!

Rules for the Joy Clair Challenge:

  • Create a new card, bible journaling or project using the theme of the challenge posted above.  Use of Joy Clair products is optional.
  • Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery.
  • Please directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post.
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
Please make something with the inspiration photo above.
This challenge will run from December 1st and close on January 30th at 12 pm. 
The winner will be announced on January 31st.

Now it is your turn to go get creative and make something for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lori

DL.ART DECEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART Challenge Blog:

DL.ART DECEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE


Here is my card for this challenge:


Ingredients:

Santa Face stamp from Hobby Lobby
Merry Christmas stamp
Stampin' Up Cable Knit embossing folder
Black ink
Red ink
Various paper from my stash
Reindeer charm
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some red paper and ran it through my Vagabond with the Stampin' Up Cable Knit embossing folder and then added that to the base of my card. I stamped the Santa Face stamp onto some white paper with black ink and then colored his face with Copic markers and then I distressed the edges of the paper, inked the edges with red ink and attached it to some green patterned paper and attached that to the card.  I stamped the Merry Christmas stamp with black ink onto some white paper, distressed the edges and then inked the edges with red ink and added that to the card.  I took some of the DL.ART  Evergreen crinkle ribbon from the Vintage Christmas Bundle and wrapped it around the card.  Then I made a bow with some more ribbon and tied the Reindeer charm onto the bow.

Please be sure to stop by the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG to see all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have made.


Don't forget to stop by the DL.ART SHOP too!  There are LOTS of new things in the store now!!  Oh, and don't forget that Diana gives my blog followers a 10% discount when ordering from DL.ART Store by using the code:  LK456 Happy Shopping!!

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Sunday, November 27, 2016

"Hug A Heart" Card Drive ~ A few more cards


Hello Blogging Friends,

I am here today to share with you a few more cards that I made for the "Hug A Heart" Cards Drive for Children. that is being run by Christina Hor.  Her husband is a Cardiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital and she is looking for card makers to help her reach out and hug a little child's heart this holiday be sending her some sweet children's holiday cards.  You can read all the details on her blog post here.

Now on to my cards that I will be mailing out before December 10th:


Ingredients:

Black ink
Copic markers
Evergreen Bough distress ink
Assorted paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took the patterned paper, inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.  I stamped the Serendipity Stamps Penguins stamp with black ink onto some white paper and then I colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out with Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals die, inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and then added it to the blue paper that I cut out with the next size up Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals die and then added that to the card.



Ingredients:

Black ink
Copic markers
Assorted paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card and then I took the snowflake paper and inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.  I stamped the Penny Black Igloo stamp with black ink and then colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out and inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added it to the card.  Next I took the sentiment  from the Joy Clair Cozy Snowman stamp set and stamped that with black ink onto some white paper, I cut out the banner and inked the edges with the Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.



Ingredients:

Black ink
Copic markers
Evergreen Bough distress ink
Various paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card, I took some snowflake paper, inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.  I stamped the Sparkle N Sprinkle Milton Giraffe Catching Snowflakes with black ink and then colored him with Copic markers, trimmed him down with my trimmer and inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the sentiment from the Joy Clair Cozy Snowman stamp set and stamped it with black ink onto the card.

Well I am off to make some cards!  If you are interested in helping by making some cards you can read all about it and the details on Christina Hor's blog here.

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Craft Rocket Challenge #29 ~ Winter Time


Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog 

Craft Rocket Challenge #29 ~ Winter Time

Here is what I made for this challenge:


Ingredients:

Versamark
White embossing powder 
Watercolor pencils
Snowflake charm
Watercolor paper 

For this tag I started with a Prima Watercolor paper tag and attached the snowflake paper to it and then I distressed all the edges with my Zutter Distrezz It All.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the giraffe  from the Sprakle N Sprinkle Milton Catching Snowflakes stamp set with black ink and then colored him in with watercolor pencils and then distressed the edges and added it to the tag.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I took the DL.ART Whipped Cream crinkle ribbon from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle and the put that at the top of the tag with the Snowflake charm.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created for the Craft Rocket Challenge #29 ~ Winter Time for some inspiration!

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #193 ~ COLOR CHALLENGE

Hello Blogging Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART Challenge Blog ~


Today I have two cards to share with you:


Ingredients:

Die-Versions Whispers Four Seasons Tree die (not in stock right now)
Kraft card stock
Various paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock, I took a piece of printed paper and cut it out with the Spellbinders Divine Eloquence die and added that to the card. Next I took some brown paper and cut out the Die-Versions Whispers Four Season Tree die and attached that to the card.  Then I cut out some orange leaves and added them to the tree.  Lastly I made a bow with the DL.ART Pumpkin Spice crinkle ribbon from the Pumpkin Spice & Latte Mini Bundle.  The color of this ribbon is just so pretty!


Please be sure to stop by the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #193 to see all the other creations that the Design Team have made!

Now it is your turn to make something for this challenge!


Now here is my 2nd card and this one is for all my followers!!


Ingredients:

Black ink
Peeled Paint distress ink
Copic markers
Plaid paper from my stash
White card stock

I am so very THANKFUL for all of my blog followers and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Cards and Tags made with Joy Clair Stamp Sets

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today it is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog and I have some Christmas Cards and Tags to share with you today that I made using Joy Clair stamps.


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and I stamped the manger image from the Joy Clair Away in the Manager stamp set with black ink and then colored it in with watercolor pencils.  Next I stamped the North Star from that same stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I then took the sentiment from the Joy Clair A Child is Born stamp set  and stamped it with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Black embossing powder.  Then I took some Tumbled Glass distress ink and some water and colored the back ground.  When that was dry I distressed the edges and added it to the white card base.


For this A2 card I started with white card stock and added some Christmas patterned paper.  Next I cut out the Quickutz ornament with red and black plaid paper and added that to the card.  I then cut out some green paper with the Gina Marie Pine Needle die and placed that over the ornament to make it look like it is hanging on the tree.  I then took the sentiment from the Joy Clair Holly Jolly Santa stamp set and stamped it with Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder on some red paper which I then cut it out with the Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 die and placed that in the middle of the ornament.


For this A2 card I started with white card stock, then I took another piece of white paper and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder and added that to the card.  I took my Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 die and cut out some white paper and then I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Joy Clair Holly Jolly Santa stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder and then I mounted that on some black snowflake paper that I cut out with the next size up Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 die and added it to the card.  I took some red and white bakers twine and wrapped that around the card and tied the snowflake charm onto that.


For this Kraft tag I used the elf from the Joy Clair Holly Jolly Santa stamp set  and stamped that with black ink and then colored it in with Copic markers.  I stamped the Ho Ho Ho from the same stamp set with black ink.  I then stamped the border with the Joy Clair Christmas Border stamp set with black ink  around the edge of the tag and I filled in the stars with a gold pen.  I added the ribbon and it is ready for a present!


For this Kraft tag I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Joy Clair Holly Jolly Santa stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Charred Gold embossing powder.  I then took the reindeer border from the Joy Clair Christmas Border stamp set and stamped that with Versamark onto the Kraft tag and then heat embossed that with more of the Charred Gold embossing powder.  I then took my white pen and added white dots all around it and I added the gold ribbon to the top and it is all ready for a present too!

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori