Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoying another wonderful weekend. 
Today is my day to share a project for the Joy's Life Design Team. Joy asked us to create a winter themed project and the design team has done a wonderful job this week of doing that! Make sure to stop by the Blog to check it out.
 I made a project for a friend of mine :)
I thought it would be cute to give her some Chai tea in a fun wintery treat box.

"Cold Hands, Warm Heart" from Joy's Life Oh, Christmas Puns.

"From my Heart to your" from Joy's Life Wintery Puns and Heart from Joyful Hearts.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have a wonderfully, crafty day!

-Project Recipe-
Ink- Versafine Onyx Black, Taken with Teal and Pretty in Pink (Su)
Paper- Pink Pirouette (Su) and Merry 6x6 pad (MME)
Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge
Mini Gable Box and Sky and Posy Trendy Twine
Lace Heart Border punch (Martha Stewart)
Decorative Label punch (Su), Snowflake punch (Recollections)
Heart Button (Recollections), Glossy Accents and Crystal Stickles (Ranger)
Hi Everyone! 
Today starts a new challenge over at the Cut It Up Blog!
 We are following the theme of Valentine's Day.

Make sure to join in on the fun and share your Valentine Project but don't forget that Die Cut!!

I decided to make a card for my wonderful husband.
Still came out a little girly but I know he will love it :)

Thank so much for stopping by today and make sure to stop by the Cut It Up Blog to see all the Valentine's inspiration from our wonderful Design Team!!

-Card Recipe-
Phrases Cricut Cartridge- "Forever with You" cut at 2"
Paper- Card Base and Kraft (Recollections), With Love 6x6 (American Crafts), Real Red, Pink Pirouette (SU)
Ribbons- Crocheted and Red Stitched (American Crafts)
Other- Button (American Crafts), Heart Doily ( Stash), White Gel Pen (Sakura), Felt Heart (Martha Stewart), Cherry Cupcake (Trendy Twine), Tiny Hearts embossing Folder (The Paper Studio)

Hi Everyone,
I have the winner for the Joy's Life Mini Book Blog Hop Last weekend!!
Random.org picked #16-
Sue D said...
Very sweet album--I like the embellishments and how it closes.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Congrats Sue D!!! I will be e-mailing you shortly or you can e-mail your address to me and I can get your goodies out in the mail to you!
Today is my day to share a project for Joy's Life Design Team. Joy asked us to make a project with a new technique that we have always wanted to try. I decided to go with double embossing. I love the look of it and it was something I have never done but it was on my list. I made a masculine card that I thought I could give to my hubby just because. ;)

In our house it's no secret I have a thing for mustaches, especially my hubby's.
This sentiment comes from Joy's Life "Yummy Puns" stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!
Make sure to stop by the Joy's Life Design Team blog to see what new techniques the team has come up with this past week!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!

-Card Recipe-
Ink- Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper- Black and Gray (Recollections), The Chocolate Box "Cool Mint Truffle" (Core'dinations)
Other- Mr. Maverick embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Classic Hearts Dies (Spellbinders),
Heart punch (Marvy Uchida) and Nail file
 If you are here from Jenny's Place then you are in the right spot. If you are just stopping by my blog make sure you start at the beginning {here} to see all the 
amazing Joy's Life Design Team inspiration of Mini Books!
 -Blog Hop Order-

Now for my Mini Book.
I used this tutorial for my book, it's cute and fun!
Anyone can make this book and its small enough to fit in a purse.
My book has a "Love" theme to it.

-Mini Book Supplies-
Ink- Memento "Angel Pink", Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin Up Real Red, 
Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Taken With Teal
Paper- Kraft (Recollections), White (Georgia Pacific), Real Red (SU), 
Pretty In Pink (SU), Regal Rose(SU), "In Love" 6x6 paper pad (American Crafts)
Other- Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine, Heart Ribbon (Target $1 spot), 
Heart Button and Punch (Recollections), Premium Ribbon (American Crafts)

Ready for some blog candy?
I'm giving away the 6x6 "In Love" paper pad with coordinating premium ribbon 
that I used to make my Mini Book.
 All you need to do is leave a comment and a way for me to contact you!
I will draw a winner on Wednesday, January 16th!!
Good Luck!

Thanks for hopping today!! 
Your next stop on the hop is Patty! She has an amazing Mini Book to share with you!
Have a wonderful day!
Hi everyone! 
Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's Joy's Life Design Team. Joy asked us to create something this week with something *NEW* that we got as a gift over the holidays or that we crafter's *coughhoarderscough* have but haven't used yet. I have lots of that stuff!!
 I decided to make a fun card with Joy's Life Yummy Puns.
Isn't this stamp set so fun!? I love it! Lots of great and pun opportunities ;) Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Don't forget tomorrow ......Come back for the Joy's Life Mini Book Blog Hop!

-Card recipe-(*New Items)
Joy's Life Yummy Puns Stamp Set*
Ink- Versafine Onyx Black and Lovely Lilac (SU!)
Cricut Cartridges Birthday Bash and Cricut Alphabet
Paper- Dear Lizzy Neopolitan (American Crafts)*
Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red (SU!)
Other- Lemon Tart and Orangesicle (Trendy Twine*)
Pink and Purple Twine (Darice)*, Teal and Green Twine (MME)
Silver and White gel pen (Sakura)
Rhinestone gems (MME)*
Star Dust and Crystal Stickles (Ranger)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Hi Everyone! 
 I hope you are all enjoying 2013 and have plenty of fun new toys to play with!
 Time for another fun challenge. 
Cut It Up Challenge # 10-"In With The New" 
Create a paper project with a new crafty item that you got for the holidays. Didn't get any crafty items? No worries, use something from your stash that you bought and have not used yet.
 Must use a die cut.

I bought several fun new embossing folders from Hobby Lobby. So I thought it would be fun to make a Anniversary card with one of my new embossing folders.

I love how pretty and elegant this card turned out and I hope the special couple I gave it to loved it.
They celebrated 40 years! Wow, isn't that amazing? What an inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join in on this really fun challenge!
We can't wait to see all the fun NEW stuff everyone has to share!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!

-Project Recipe-
My Favorite Things- Rolled Roses Die
Martha Stewart Leaf punch
GStudio Stamp and Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Old Olve Ink
White Opal Liquid Pearls
The Paper Studio Bracket Frame Embossing Folder