Thursday, February 25, 2010


I have been blessed ten times over with such wonderful, caring and loving friends. I can't thank everyone enough for being super sweet to me by coming and leaving me comments, emailing me and really just being there and being able to share my life with all of you. with that said, I wanted to share a couple cards I have made with this new GF set called Amazing Duo. if you are looking to purchase it go and check out TAMIKOs...she has free shipping over $25! this is my first card with..."WONDER WOMAN" as I like to call her =) I used the words that were given with this set...BAM!...POW! thanks to Teri for letting me use her nesties. I love these new shapes! here's my next card with the boy...I guess I could call him "ROBIN" as he has his mask and cape and ready to take on the world! I made it so that you could use it for a birthday or a congratulations on some acheivement.
Happy Thursday everyone! hope you are having a good day. I will be off tomorrow for furlough friday...yay...I have so much more things to do! can't wait to share my other creations with you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pop-Up box...

I had tried this pop-up box a while back and I took apart one to see how to make it. I don't know who is the originator of this, but if you are the creator of this, please let me know! I love this box because it's only one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" CS. You can make a shaker box on one of the panels, but this one I decided to just decorate the sides. I used one of the new cheeky images, Shooter. I am loving these new images. If you want to purchase these, you can go straight to Tamiko's and buy them right now! tell her Joy sent you =)
here is what it looks like when you pull up the top of the box. I added a border around the edges and I added some stars to give it a good old western look.
here is the top of the box and when you pull up the top, this is what it looks like.
here is what it looks like when you are looking straight down into the box. you can fill it with some goodies. then you can close it and give it away!hope everyone is having a great's half way done and one day closer to the weekend! hey, just remembered that it's a furlough Friday for the Judiciary. I am going to enjoy this long weekend! have a good one!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cheeky Rockabilly...

I have been waiting to use these cute Cheeky stamps that just came favorite one has to be this one...Miss Rockabilly...Miss Sassy if you have some naughty in you =) I love coloring her hair all different colors...mostly black and red for this cutie! If you love these stamps as much as I do...go and check out TAMIKO's...she has them in stock and if you spend more than $25 it's free shipping...go and check her out now!
I guess you can say that I didn't get enough of these easel drawer boxes, but I did have a few more to make, so I wanted to use this stamp and here's my first one! I love to color her in red and the black just made everything stand out more. if you didn't see my last post, I posted a tutorial on how to make these simple easel drawers.
here's the other one...I used pink and yellow. this one came out so cute too and it really matched the lady who I made this for. if you haven't checked out the Stamp and Create store, go and do so as the charms are still on sale! they really do add to your those flowers and the MS border punches too. this may be the last of these...I should move on to another creation. I will do so for my next stay tuned =)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie...

Good Morning everyone! I know it's a Monday...but I have something exciting to share with you. Have you been to my blog lately? I have been mentioning the Stamp and Create blog that I would love for you to visit! Well the Stamp and Create store is having another Product Spotlight of the week, which is: Kraftin' Kimmie and it's on sale for 25% off! I wanted to use: Shy Emmylou for you today. Isn't she adorable? here's a close up of her. this image also comes with the sentiment as I have had so many comments and emails on how to make this simple and easy easel drawer box...I would love to share this tutorial with you. so here is what you will need...
1 - 4" x 11" CS

1 - 4" x 8" CS

1 - 4" x 4" CS

1 - 6" x 6" CS

(tip: it only takes 2 - 8" x 11" CS...cut the first two pieces the long way and then cut the next two pieces the short way-width) I hope you can understand.
Take the 6" x 6" piece of CS and score 1" all around...cut one of the score lines to make tabs...seen below...I cut them diagonally so that the tabs won't stick up when put together.
here's what the box looks like when put together...

next take your longest piece...4" x 11" CS and score it at: 1 1/8", 2 1/4", 6 3/8" and 7 1/2". put your double stick tape on the inside (the end of the 7 1/2" score). (tip: if you put your drawer upside down and place it between the 2 1/4" and 6 3/8" score line...then fold this piece over it...the cover will keep it's shape)
here's what it looks like from the side once the long piece is put can see where the drawer is inserted.
then you take your 4" x 8" piece of CS and score it at: 2" and 4". flip it over and put double stick tape on the bigger part...shown below.
stick it down to the TOP of the cover. the flap will turn into your easel. I emphasize the TOP because if you stick it underneath the cover, there will not be enough CS left to make it into a easel. the drawer should be able to be pulled out from the front and the back.
take your 4" x 4" piece of CS and decorate to your heart's content before adding it to your easel flap. just put double stick tape on the bottom of your 4" x 4" CS and there it is! I really wanted to decorate this easel drawer box/card. I also added my calendar to it. that is what I used to hold open my easel, but on my other ones I liked to use buttons, brads, flowers, etc and that is fine too =) I used memento ink, colored with my copics, used MS border punches, flowers, leaves and a butterfly charm. remember: you can purchase your charms at Stamp and can also get the jump rings and this image there too!

here's the finished easel drawer...

If you have any questions about a step or didn't quite understand my directions, please don't hesitate to contact me or leave me a comment so that I can help you. it's the easiest thing to make and it is a really fabulous gift to give. thanks for waiting for this go and make one of your own easel drawer creation!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lili of the Valley...

I go to visit my favorite blogs daily, but there was a post on Tropical Dreams that stopped me in my tracks and I had to check out another website. It's called Lili of the Valley. Their products are made in England. I fell in love with a few images and just knew I had to have them! here's one of them...balloon bunny. The images are unmounted stamps, but if you need some thin foam, go to Tamiko's and check out her online store! she has some there and then you don't have to worry about not being able to use your stamps right away =) Isn't this image so cute!
so, on to my card...I created a card for my dear friend Linda! she just celebrated her ?? birthday and I wanted to make her a special card. her favorite color is purple this was even more fun to make! I had a blast coloring this image because if you go to the Lili of the Valley website, there is a coloring tutorial for this bunny. I followed the directions and this is how my balloon bunny came out...hope you had a happy birthday Linda...Ride 'em cowgirl!!!Happy Friday everyone! we made it to the end of the week. hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am so gracious to everyone who comes by to visit and leave me such happy comments for me to read. I have a smile on my face just knowing the comments are there.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank you cards from Taelyn...

I am so happy that my daughter, who is 9 years old finally got a move on and made her thank you cards for her dear aunties! she picked out and colored each image for each aunty. She asked me to help her make the background for each card, so I helped her.
here is a close up of one of the images she colored. I think she did a wonderful job!
thank you for your daughter is thrilled to share her cards with you =)
have a wonderful Thursday...the week is almost done!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday Thank Yous!

I cannot say it enough...I AM TRULY BLESSED!!! Thank you my dear sweet kind and loving friends! I am so grateful that you thought of me! I love all my handmade goodies and the other lovely gifts I received with them =) The first one is from "1LuvnMama"! she sent me the collapse box with a pop-up card! so talented this 1LuvnMama is! thank you for thinking of me and for all my goodies!
this one is from my BFF...she made me an easel drawer card. look how cute this one is =) and I received so many wonderful things...Thank you to Linda and Kyoko too for my gift! I LOVE IT! can't wait to use everything =)
here's a card I got from my Samba BFF created this for me and had the team sign. isn't that just the sweetest?!
this one was a sweet surprise from Rita...I love her puffy flower and it's an easel card. how pretty this card is and look at all that detail! I love the intricate ones. Thank you so much for thinking of me and making my birthday extra special!
I got this one from Jenny V. she made me a easel shaker! I really have to try that one time! she used my favorite color too! thanks Jenny and for the goodies too!
this one is from Claudie...look at the cute gorjuss amazing how she made her hold that sign up! you need to teach me Claudie! did you draw those hands in? thanks for the gc too!
Last, but not bestest sis...Tamiko's...look at this beautiful double shaker card! I am so in love with! she used washi paper and it's in my favorite color! just wanted to share how us "joys" think alike...for her birthday I used Stella and for mine, she used Stella...great minds just think alike =) woo-hoo! thank you sis for all my wonderful goodies too! If you want great deals on wonderful items, go and check out TAMIKO' won't be disappointed!
thank you everyone for stopping by and for leaving me such wonderful birthday wishes! I was truly blown away from all your thoughtfulness! thank you to everyone for sending me gifts too. thank you to Joni too! love my goodies =)

oh btw, my blog was one of them who had the candy on it for the Wags 'n Whiskers blog hop and the winner is: True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 72 Result: 22

Blogger Lorraine A said...
Fabulous card Joy :-) This image is very cute and your colouring is fabulous ! :-)
Lols x x x
February 12, 2010 7:51 AM

congratulations to the winner =)

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