Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday Challenge #9 - "Altered Item"

Wednesday Challenge #9 - "Altered Item"

Thank you guys so, so much for checking out our ninth Tsunami Rose Wednesday Challenge! From now on every Wednesday you can join us for a new challenge that will include, altered art, cards, sketches, color inspirations. So whatever your style is, join us here and you can enter to win some awesome prizes!! And remember that we welcome non-blog projects!! You are welcome to enter any project of any kind of projects that you create using any brand products and post to your blog (or upload to

The rules: 

1. Be a follower of this blog.

2. Add a direct link to your blog post via inlinkz. (For help on how to enter your blog post, please see click here.) (To enter a non-blog project entries you can upload your photo to TINYPIC.COM and enter the URL for E-Mail & IM that the website provides.)

3. Add a direct link back to our blog on your blog post. (Not required for non-blog project entries)

4. Leave a comment here stating you have followed steps 1-3. The Prizes: Daisy Collins will be the judge and will pick her favorite

5 entries and they will be these prizes as well as a special winner badge to display on their blogs. All prizes are digital and will be sent to the winner via email.
1st place will win "Parisian Day Dream" Printable journal and $20 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop on printable files only.
2nd place will win $15 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop on printable files only.
3rd and 4th place will win $10 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop on printable files only.
5th place will win $5 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop on printable files only. - See more at:

Here is my inspiration for the latest explosion box.

The printable papers are from the Parisian Daydream Journal Collection.

Thank you for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Hugs from Lorby's World

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stamping Chef Challenge - Bling

The Stamping Chef has a new challenge going on right now called "Bling!" Head over to The Stamping Chef blog to find all the details and to link up.

Here is a little inspiration from me to you...

My queen of the Nile digital stamp is called Neema.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Hugs from Lorby's World

Monday, February 25, 2013

Easter is on It's Way Blog Hop

Can you believe that Easter is only a month away? So here at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’, we’re going to be showing some great ways to get a jump on Easter crafting, using items available in the My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ store. If you’re interested in picking up some of these great items, Jessi has a coupon on code, which will be active till Friday March 1st 2013 for 15% off anything in the store.
That code is EASTERHOP

And a blog hop isn’t any fun with out blog candy.  Jessi will be choosing one lucky follower and commenter to receive 50% off their entire purchase in the store.  So head on over and fill up your shopping carts.

If you’re coming from Pam's blog you’re in the right place

Today I used…. the all natural jute from the "girly combo". I love all the colors especially the soft pink which is great for Easter.

Thank you for hopping by today and now please head on over to our blog hop guest's blog - Robin

Bunny Trio SVG from The Cutting Cafe

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tamara's bday hop

Welcome to our very special birthday blog hop for our Queen, Tamara. Today Miss Tamara is celebrating her “21st” birthday and the family wanted to celebrate with a surprise birthday hop. 

To help us out in the celebration, we asked a few of our loyal followers to join in with us. I hope you all enjoy the hop and don’t forget to leave lots of Birthday Wishes for Tamara here on the blog  
The hop will end on February 24th. One lucky participant will receive the digi used on the
families projects, Gwenavere, all you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs and at

the end (which is the stamping chef blog) comment that you have left some love
for all . The winner will be posted on February 25th.

Here is the way Miss Gwenavere presented herself to me.

I used my Promarkers to color Gwenavere. The caption and castle are stamps that I used Zing embossing powder on. I colored the castle and sky with my Pebble Inc. chalks. The colored jute is from My Life in Arts and Crafts.
Please continue on to Audry's blog.

Fire or Ice Blog Hop

This hop is based on the famous poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost. Even though the poem is of the humankind's demise I still love it. Every time I hear this poem, shades of reds and blues dance in my head.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

My projects aren't done yet but hopefully they'll be done this morning.  These pretty digital stamps from The Stamping Chef work beautifully when you think of blue and red.

Now please continue on to Lynne's blog.

Jearise -
Lynne -
Edwina -
Lucy ~
Priscilla ~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Stamping Chef New Release Day

Oh, don't you just love to shop? It's in our blood. It's in our genes and we are born to shop. My 8 year old daughter constantly wants to go to the mall and I'm not a mall person but point me in the direction of a craft store.... Well you get where I'm going with this so The Stamping Chef has created a stamp that does hommage to our shopping needs, wants and abilities.

Don't you just love her! The Stamping Chef has many more cute stamps for all occasions so clink THE STAMPING CHEF and see this cutie and many, many more.

My Life in Arts N Crafts DT Day

Hello all,

Today I would like to showcase so cute little Valetine's boxes I made. I added different twines such as the new gold shimmer and mesh ribbon in red to make each box unique.

There are so many things you can do with colorful twine and mesh ribbon in red and My Life in Arts N Crafts Etsy Store is the place to begin!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time... Hugs from Lorby's World.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Shake those TaTa's - It's Mardi Gras Time!!!!

Welcome to Shake Those TaTa's - It's Mardi Gras Time!!!! Fat Tuesday!!!!!We had such a great parade last year and thought we need to do it again! Let's throw some beads off the floats, get our masks on and party like we've never partied before.

We have a great group of party animals to showcase their floats and toss some beads. Be sure to give everyone some bloggie love as there will be some blog candy along the way!

  1. Lynne -
  2. Miriam -
  3. Edwina -
  4. Jearise -
  5. Anita-
  6. Janet - 

Lynne has some goodies in her stash that one lucky winner will receive if they remark at each stop along the way . . . .

I haven't done a digital layout in awhile so I thought with all the wild colors of Mardi Gras it was time to do one.

To give you an idea what I have up my sleeve for tonight, I plan on making gumbo and a king cake. I've made the King Cake before. It's easy. Just buy some Pillsbury cinnamon roll dough, knead it together some, twist is and bring it around to form a circle and then bake. Bury the baby Jesus or trinket after it's out of the oven and cooled some and then pour the glaze over it. (Personally,  I would rather have Punchkes since I'm Polish but I have never found any decent ones in the grocery store. You have to go to a Polish bakery to get the real thing and try to find one of those now a days. )
I found some left over Mardi Gras beads in my craft closet so I will stand on our second floor landing and throw them over the banister to the children below. I know the kids will love that! There will be lots of pictures so this layout will come in handy and I'll need to make a few more in the near future.
The digital files for the layouts came from:

Your next stop along the parade route is Anita. I hope you enjoyed my float and know that the next float will be phenomenal as well!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

"Be Mine" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Be Mine" Blog Hop hosted by Ashely from The Blog Hop Princess. Please make sure you start this hop at her blog so you can see all the wonderful projects for this hop and also she has some blog candy to give out.

You should have come from Jamie's  blog.

I made a special card for my daughter.

The Valentine's monster came from (I can't find who he came from so if you know, let me know in the comments please).  I used my Promarkers to color him and my glossy accents where added to the little hearts. I finished up with some light and dark purple glitter glue from Studio g. I'm not for sure who makes the ribbon. Sorry.

Since I am the last one in the line, I get to thank you for hopping with us today and to say, "Happy Valentine's Day."

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Calendar Grils Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occassions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "February you'll be my valentine".

The hop starts with Kimberly at You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for February includes:
Kimberly - Http://
Edwina -
Janet -
Miriam -
Vicky -
Lynne -
Lucy -
Tabetha -
Jearise -

February Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • American Heart Month  Kmberly  
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • National Cherry Month - Edwina
  • National Children's Dental Health Month -Janet

2 Ground Hog Day- Edwina
4 Thank a Mailman Day - Miriam
5 National Weatherman's Day
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day Kmberly
8 Boy Scout Day - Vicky
10 Umbrella Day - Lynne
11 Make a Friend Day - Lucy
14 Ferris Wheel Day - Janet
16 Do A Grouch a Favor Day~
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day - Miriam
20 Love Your Pet Day - Jearise
22 Walking the Dog Day~
26 Carnival Day- Tabetha
26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
28 National Tooth Fairy Day - Lynne

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winners choice who comment on the Design Team Blog at become a follower.

I had "Love your Pet Day" and this adorable pre-colored digital stamp from Dearie Dolls Digis is perfect for my Valentine's card for my daughter who is our animal lover. The little angel has long blonde just like my daughter too.

 Pink jute from My Life in Arts N Crafts Store.
 Everything else on my card was odds and ends from my stash.

I hope you don't mind if I show you one more card today. I started designing for The Stamping Chef and they had their release yesterday and I didn't get my card done in time. I used one of the adorable stamps from The Stamping Chef, colored, made a lot of colored copies and then designed and made these Valentine's cards.
  Here is a close up of the digital stamp...

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today and for stopping by my post to see what I've been up to. Have fun celebrating all the different holidays in February.

By the way, I'm the last stop on the hop so you can relax for a month be sure to join us again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on March 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Glamorous Side of Scrapping Birthday Blog Hop

Click here for the Tsunami Rose Challenge #6 - Anything Goes

Welcome to The Glamorous Side of Scrapping Birthday Blog Hop where today we are helping Ashley celebrate her birthday by making some awesome birthday cards and what nots. Please join us in wishing her a wonderful birthday today.

The Glamorous Side of Scrapping starts this hop so please begin there.

Ashley's birthday wish for this hop was to have the participants create a paper piecing project or card. I made a card using the Make a Wish set from Miss Kate Cutables.

The neat green and gold mesh come from My Life in Arts n' Crafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I would like to end this blog hop with a very special happy birthday wish to Ashley. May all your birthday wishes come true.

Tsunami Rose Challenge 6: Anything Goes

Click here for The Glamorous Side of Scrapping Birthday Blog Hop.

 Tsunami Rose Designs Links 
Welcome to Challenge #6 - Anything Goes for Tsunami Rose.  Here is a peak at what I created using the beautiful journal papers from the new set entitled Parisian Daydream.

These digital papers are so beautiful that they are art within themselves and as I put this photo layout together I decided the papers were enough and that I only needed to add some glitter glue to the flowers and some rhinestones.

Please visit Tsunami Rose to see the full set of journal papers from Parisian Daydream and all of the other beautiful papers and journals.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Chalk N Stock February Challenge

Welcome back for another Chalk N Stock Challenge. This month's challenge is "Anything Goes" and I have a little inspiration for you.

I used chalk ink on all the panels on this card. I put a few drops on water on my chalk ink pad from Studio G and then ran my white card stock across the pad and this was the end result. I wish you could see it better. It has a fax suede look to it. The stamped words are done in dark brown chalk ink. I love the way chalk adds softness to your projects even with stamped words.

Here is looking straight down at the card so you can see the wording.

And one last view from an angle.

So get out those pastels and chalks and get to work. I look forward to seeing your creations over at the new Chalk N Stock challenge.

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog

Use Red or Pink

Big news for all my Lorby's World fans... I am now on the the Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog. This is a challenge blog that is awesome and a great place to get your challenge on. I am so happy to be part of the new team!

Now on for our newest challenge: USE RED OR PINK

Use either red or pink or both on your project and we would love to have you enter it in this months challenge. Scrappy Frogs is a challenge blog featuring challenges of all different kinds to get your creative juices hopping and have some fun along the way. Challenges are posted every 3 weeks.Head over to Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog for all the rules and to link up.Wow!

Here is my inspiration for you:

I used my Nestibilities to cut and emboss the three top circles with hearts and then I found a freebie circle with design edge in an SVG so I used my Cricut to cut that out. The top three layers of paper is glossy paper with a design that I got with a photo album when I first started scrapbooking many moons ago so I can't tell you who makes it. Sorry. The under layer is just a white that I used my pink chalk stamp from Studio G to ink the edges. I also did the same on the inside.

The key is from my stamp collection from Fiskers and the pink embossing powder is from Recollections.

Head over to Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog and see all the projects that the design team has done. You truly will be inspired.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hugs from Jearise in Lorby's World.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Mailbox/Treat Box Blog Hop

Valentine's Day is just two weeks away and we wanted to see what kinds of mailboxes, boxes, and bags you make to give those special people in your lives. Join us for some amazing Valentine's inspiration in plenty of time for that special day and those special treats.

This hop has two hostesses today: Me, Jearise from Lorby's World of Hops and Tee  We both have blog candy so make sure you stop at each place to find out how to win.

Blog Candy from Lorby's World

 This is my prize package and if you take the cover off the heart box there is an extra treat inside...
Rhinestones and Pearls from Miram's Crafting Supplies.

Oooh you breath. How do I win these?
1. Become a follower of mine or let me know if you already are.
2. Tell me your favorite Valentine candy
3. Leave an email address where I can contact you if you win.

Also, two other crafty bloggers are offering blog candy so make sure to stop by Lynne from Her Craftiness and Jackie from Jack Rabbit Scrappin

Now on with the inspiration...

I kept changing my mine. First, I was going to use an SVG file I have to make a mailbox since the word mailbox is in the blog title. Then, I was going to Mod Podge a paper mache mailbox I bought this past week only to realize I wouldn't have enough time to get it done. That's when I found the latest release from The Cutting Cafe called Little Red Wagon Box. I fell in love...

The paper is from K & Company.
I used Ditto glimmer spray on the red sides to give it a gold glimmer and texture.
As you can see, the cute little boxes come out of the wagon and 
each little box can hold a special little treat like Hersey Kisses.
The sentiment is also part of the Little Red Wagon Box set as well the sentiments I used on the prizes. The soft pink jute comes from My Life in Arts and Crafts.

If you would like to join us for future hops, please visit Lorby's World of Hops. P.S. No previous blog hopping experience needed. :)

Thanks for stopping by and please continue on to Tee's Blog..

Full Line Up

  1. Jearise ~
  2. Tee ~
  3. Penny (Kindred hearts) ~
  4. Robin S. ~
  5. Amanda ~
  6. Sandra-
  7. Jessi-
  8. Priscilla~
  9. Katie ~
  10. Michele ~
  11. Marya ~
  12. Ashley ~
  13. Lynne ~
  14. Jackie ~