Envelope Flip Book - First Project of 2017 YIPPPEEEE

Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!! This envelope flip book is my first project of 2017 - YEA! Just a short list of items used - for the envelopes I used ones from #cutcardstock.com - they are Leewed, 70# A-8 size, soft ivory. the patterned paper is from Prima, it is the Tales of You and me set, I use the 4x6 and the 3x4 inch journaling cards, chipboard and ephemera. The rest of the bits and bling I do not know where it came from. Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking : ) ~Lorri


Happy New Year and a Card Share.

Just a little card share and also to wish you a very Happy New Year!

Will you make any New Year resolutions? I rarely do, mostly because I am the last person I personally want to disappoint... I don't want to have to look in the mirror and say, 'sorry Lorri once again we are not skinny, rich and successful, maybe next year girlfriend...' yea I will pass on adding more emotional baggage to my already over stuffed suitcase.

I also hope ya'll had a very Merry Christmas... I am only a week late...

Ok onto the card : )

I made this card base from vellum <<<< I am not sure if that is 'um' or 'em' but I am pretty sure you know what I am talking about : )
The balloons are punched from my old Martha punch, I love that punch! The string is from bo bunny and the designer paper is from bo bunny too - it is the 6x6 Winter Wishes Collection... I almost finished the entire 6x6, I am so happy, no leftover to drag into next christmas!
The white & kraft cardstock are just from cutcardstock.com, the white is neenah and the kraft is the recycled brown bag <<< that paper is great stuff!

Ok so you want to see the card? I want to show it to you!

I think it is such a cute, simple card!

Well that is is bloggies... this ends another year, out with the 16 and in with the 17... seems so hard to believe it... the year really did just fly by - I am getting old I need for the years to pass slower.

See ya next year sometime : ) ~Lo


Challenge #29 at StampInkPaper

I love the challenges at StampInkPaper for a lot of reasons but primarily because they get me out of  crafty funk - they are mojo inspiring!

This week's is fun, the sketch is nice and simple and I needed that this week : )

Here is my card -

Try your hand at their challenge this week, and then share your beautiful creation!

Cya next time, Lorri


Wanna see my first Junk Journal?

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I hope this new year is amazing for everyone reading - filled with prosperity for all you attempt and success in abundance too : )

Now on the the Junk Journal!

I know, I have made many albums and even a journal or 2 but never a JUNK journal!

I absolutely love the thought of recycling what might have been trash into my crafts... you know I am just an old tree hugger : )

I used up most of my Prima Romance Novel scraps, some of my 12x12 collection and killed a lil 6x6 pad I had some of - I am happy to have used up some paper!
I made the base from a file folder and I made some coffee stained paper to make the signatures from - for more info please watch the video.

I also did a follow up video showing how to make a gusseted pocket if that interests you : )

In the subject box you will find a link to original designer of the mini - I just copied her and added my own twist to it... 

Here is the video showing the bones of the JJ

 if you watch the videos and like them please subscribe and give me a thumbs up : )

Cya next time ~Lo


SIP Challenge #25!

Bored? Looking for something to challenge yourself with? Go over to Stamp Ink Paper and make a card! : )
This week's challenge is a fun one because it can be anything you want!

I finally got to use my Tim Holtz Boughs of Holly die, I love those on the edge dies! I don't know who makes the background die so I won't try to guess... I also used the Tim Holtz Festive Ephemera pack, ribbon from Joanns and beautiful Flavours brand Thai Basil card stock (green) and Stardream brand metallic jupiter cardstock (red) - the card base is Royal Sundance Linen 80lb cardstock in the color natural and of course, as almost always, all my paper choices can be purchased at CutCardStock.com and they are all on sale this week!

The cardboard on the front is just packing material! Save your interesting packing material and see if you can't recycle it into a project : )

Ok I showed you my awesome, wonderfully festive card - now get off my blog and go get crafty or bake something : )

til next time, Lo


SIP Sketch Challenge...

Hi! Hope this wonderful tuesday finds you well! And warm and cozy 'because here in north dakota it is bbbbbrrrrr cold and just going to get colder tomorrow! EKKkkkk I am not ready for winter!

...but thankfully I have toys to keep my mind off old man winter...

Today I played along with the SIP (Stamp Ink Paper) Challenge #23) for the first time - I also played with my new november paper pumpkin kit from stampin up - I like this little kit so much this month! Even the inside of the envelopes are cute!

Ok - this is the sketch you start with - 

This is what I made from it - 

and a peek at the inside : )

ok so it you like the sketch go and play along!

Bye guys, cya next time ~ Lo