Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday Inspiration- By Lori Designs

A little inspiration for this Tuesday.....
I created some candy bar wrappers and covered candy canes!

The candy cane tag doubles as an ornament & slips off the top.

Here is a card I did a little while ago for Thanksgiving

hop on over to By Lori Designs for tons of inspiration!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Octopode Factory- Witches Challenge

This week at The Octopode Factory
our challenge theme is WITCHES
I made my card with Wednesday Adams in Witch hat & bats

Wicked Wednesday - cute & creepy challenge

This week at Wicked Wednesday our challenge theme is cute & creepy!
We are being sponsored by my own Dilly Beans digi stamps!
Come and join us for some cute & creepy atc's!

Friday, September 27, 2013

TOFF challenge- Wings

Join us this week at The Octopode Factory
our challenge theme is wings!
I'm in full Halloween mode so I broke out my new spider web punch
& cute Halloween papers.

BLD Tuesday Inspiration

Here are a couple cards I made this week with digi stamps from
Hop on over to the digi shop. There are so many
cute designs to choose from. Halloween is right around
the corner so I'm getting a jump on my cards.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BLD-Inspiration Tuesday!

Time to be inspired with images by Lori Designs!
I'm hooked on the ghost girl image so I used it again this week.
I didn't pull out my pattern papers for this one though. 
I dug through my drawer of Washi Tape & I'm so pleased with the results!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BLD Tuesday Inspiration

This week I'm using one of my favorite BLD digi stamps!
I love this little ghost girl image!

She is so stink'n cute! 
I was also really excited to start breaking out my Halloween stash.

Pedal Pusher-Ghost Girl

Thursday, July 25, 2013


the pen is mightier than the sword.
We are creating with anything inspired by the written word.
I made a tag with Poe

Saturday, July 20, 2013

By Lori Designs Blog Hop

Happy National Lollipop Day!!  
Today we are celebrating the new release of Lori's adorable new digi stamps
I love both of these new designs & they were so fun to create with!

Pedal Pusher Lollipop Girl

Puddle Jumper Lollipop Boy

Now what's a hop without PRIZES??
Grand Prize: 
Pedal Pusher Lollipop Girl & Puddle Jumper Lollipop Boy
2nd Prize: Pedal Pusher Lollipop Girl
3rd Prize: Puddle Jumper Lollipop Boy

Three random winners will be chosen.   All you need to do is leave some love at each stop along the hop. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday (July 21st) to leave comments for a chance to win!! Winners will be announced on the BLD blog on Monday (July 22nd).  Good luck to all and Happy Hopping!!

Hop List:

Lori Boyd - Owner/Artist
Hannah Boyd - Artist

Sheri Gilson - DTC
Anita Madden
Krista VanTol
Mary Giles
Megan Suarez
Shelly Stead
Sherry Eckblad
Nicole Nastali
Stacey Schafer
Tracy Clemente
Vivi Casale

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BLD Inspiration Tuesday!

This week I created this cute Spring card
with a new image from By Lori Designs
Isn't she so cute!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hollywood Challenge-TOFF

This week at The Octopode Factory our challenge theme is
I decided to make a large tag with the Charlie Chaplin digi.
I just think he is so cool!
I used some Tim Holtz ink sprays on the background and distressed the edges with
walnut ink distressing ink pad.
I just picked up a new roll of washi tape and love the way it looks on the tag.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Any Holiday or Birthday challenge-WW

This week at Wicked Wednesday our challenge theme is
Any Holiday or Birthday.
So create an ATC (21/2x31/2) and come join us!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

new Pedal Pushers by Lori Designs

It's Inspiration Tuesday at BLD!
Lori has created some really cute new digi stamps called Pedal Pushers
I just love this little girl

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Celebrate The Season Challenge-Wicked Wednesday

This week at Wicked Wednesday our challenge themes is
Celebrate The Season
Create a cute ATC (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) and join the challenge!

by Lori Designs Inspiration

I created these inspirations card with Lori's new digi stamps.
I just love the new images. They make my heart smile :)

Sweet Pea card

I made this card just for fun. I used by Lori designs
I think this girl is so sweet.

Hearts Challenge-The Octopode Factory

Join us for a new challenge at The Octopode Factory!
Our theme this week is HEARTS
I went on the creepy side of the theme and used the zombie bride
Isn't she horribly awesome? :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Glitter challenge-The Octopode Factory

This week at the Octopode Factory our challenge is GLITTER!!!
I used the new Valentines Girl digi stamp.
I love her big heart glasses.
I used Stickles ruby slippers glitter on the glasses and around the oval paper.
The image was colored with Copic markers and white gel pen.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Octopode Factory-triangles challenge

This week at The Octopode Factory our challenge theme is TRIANGLES!
I used the new mermaid digi to create a chunky page.
It measures 4x4 and it's created on a thick piece of chipboard.
I love making chunky pages because you can layer the up and decorate them with whatever you want.
I popped the mermaid up with pop dots and placed some large rhinestones under her.
Then I used hot glue to adhere some small seashells. To create the "ocean bottom" I spread out a thick layer of hot glue and sprinkled it with "shaved ice" chunky glitter by Stampendous.

Wicked Wednesday-WING IT challenge

This week at Wicked Wednesday our theme is WING IT!
We are sponsored by Stampotique.
I was very excited to do this card. Stampotique is one of my most favorite stamp companies.
Make sure and check out the MANY samples this week.
Our design team was joined by the Stampotique crew and they did awesome atc's!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday Inspirations by Lori Boyd Designs

Time for Tuesday inspirations from by Lori Boyd Designs!

I made some cute Christmas cards with Lori's new images.

Candy Cane Jane

Penny Peppermint

Simon Stockingheimer

All of the sentiments I used on my cards are in one awesome digi
I printed all the images on 110# white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers.
the images were fussy cut and popped up with pop dots.
Each card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 with the fold on the top.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lori Boyd Inspiration-Christmas & WInter

It's Tuesday! That means it's time for some inspiration with Lori Boyd designs!
I just love these images. They are sweet and fun to color.
Hop on over to the BLD blog for more inspiration from the design team.
There is a special treat today also so go check it out!

I used this awesome set of sentiments. 

I was really please with the way this card turned out. The pattern paper was perfect for it. I folded up the bottom corner and secured it with a big button so there is just a little print showing from the back side of the pattern paper.

This card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. The image wasn't really Christmas looking to me until I colored it. I just love the way it turned out with that cute Christmas tree.

This card also measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. I love this image with the little penguin. They come as a set but they are perfect to use together or just by themselves.
There are several images available that would be perfect to use in the same way as this card