Friday, April 24, 2015

FFC #85 "Bunny Ears, Whiskars & Puppy Dog Tails"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"Bunny Ears, Whiskars & Puppy dog Tails"
Create a card, layout or project using this week's theme!

Our Sponsor this week is:

 Bugaboo Stamps
The winner will win 7 digital stamps of their choice!!!! 
 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, April 24th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, May 1st  6:00PM
(Eastern time)


Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:





  Bridget

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until May 1st by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 4th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Winners FFC #83 announced~


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #83! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #83
 "Florals & Butterflies":

     
                              #24-----> Vic
                             #46-----> Gale
                             #56-----> Lisa F. 

 And now our winner of the 3 pack of digis from:
A Day for Daisies
------> #32 Lou Sims

 And now our winner of the $12 gift card from:
Di's Digis

------> #47 Lucy Patrick
 

All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  


Friday, April 17, 2015

FFC #84 "It's Sketch Time"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"It's Sketch Time"
Create a card or layout using
 this week's sketch!

Our Sponsors this week are:

Little Blue Button Stamps
  The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice!!!!

and

 Bugaboo Stamps
The winner will win 7 digital stamps of their choice!!!! 
 

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, April 17th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, April 24th 6:00PM
(Eastern time)


Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

  Joyce





  Bridget

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until April 24th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 27th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Save the Date!!!


Hello my sweet friends!
Can you believe that my blog is turning 3 already???
 Wow where did the time go?I am super excited for this blog birthday because I have some awesome designers lined upfor a super special blog hop to help me celebrate! And in honor of my blog's 3rd birthday, I am giving away a really awesome prize package! Make sure to save the date above so that you can hop along with us and get  your hands in on the chance to win some awesome goodies!!!

Until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~

Monday, April 13, 2015

Winners FFC #82 announced!


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #82! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #82
 "Anything Goes":

     
                              #18-----> Debra M.
                             #56-----> Mimi
                             #94-----> You're my cup of Tea 

 And now our winner of the 4 pack of digis from:
Little Blue Button Stamps

------> #101 Dream cafe by Minnur



All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  


Friday, April 10, 2015

FFC #83 "Florals & Butterflies"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"Florals & Butterflies"

Create a card, layout or project using this week's theme!

Our Sponsors this week are:
 A Day for Daisies
  The winner will win 3 ADFD digital stamps of their choice!!!
  and
Di's Digis 
  The winner will win a $12 gift card to Di's Digi's store!!!

 So make sure to play along this week~

  Starts: Friday, April 10th  12:00AM
Ends:   Friday, April 17th 6:00PM
(Eastern time)


Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:



    Joyce


Candice



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until April 17th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ask Jo! It's Talk time Tuesday~



Hello my sweet friends!
Welcome back to another Talk time Tuesday! I hope you all had  a wonderful Easter/Passover holiday! I had an amazing time with 26 other family members down at the New Jersey shore's boardwalk in Seaside Heights. It is a family tradition that we have been doing since I was a little girl. Each year it seems the family grows by leaps and bounds and it truly is a wonderful experience.

Okay so moving on,  today's question comes from Mary who wants to know, " Do you ever get overwhelmed by all the new products that come out each month from your favorite papercrafting companies? How do you decide which products to purchase? I want everything!?"

  Hello Mary!
Oh gosh, this is a question I am almost positive that every crafter can relate to! Where to start? I have several favorite companies that I follow frequently, Lawn Fawn , My Creative Time , My Favorite Things , Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp to name a few. When they come out with their newest products every month or two, it's extremely overwhelming!! Normally I could say that I want it all too! LOL but at the moment, I am not in a position to purchase it all and I am working on a personal commitment and goal to myself. I am trying my very best NOT to purchase anything crafty related at all. I have so much stuff that I could be Ac Moore's papercrafting section if you walked into my room HAHA! I am being serious! I own so much that I do not need anything at all, not even adhesive. I have it all. The sad part is, I barely know what I have because I don't use it or it's hidden. My goal is to start making a dent in my stash and to use what I have. Even if I have to use paper that is 5 years old, who cares? It's still new to me, it's gorgeous because I fell in love with it to begin with (which is why I purchased it), and it will still make any project I am working on look beautiful. 

I used to be worried about what people who read my blog may think if I didn't keep up with the Jones in paper crafting. I had to make sure to keep up with the "in" things, show the new stuff. Not anymore Mary. Now I am focused on saving money, using what I do have because its all gorgeous stuff, and I want to finally use the stuff that I paid so much money for in the past. I want to use my stash. I am not rich, I cannot keep up with everything new that is coming out every month. Sure there are gorgeous new products that I would love to have, but right now that is not my focus. My focus is to start reducing my enormous stash and getting my money's worth.  I do not craft for my readers, I craft for my family and with that being said, my family doesn't care if my products are 5 years old or 1 day old. They enjoy my work and that is what matters the most to me at the end of the day. But to further answer your question so that it best suits you and the many others who feel the way you do, give yourself a monthly budget for papercrafting. Let's say your budget is $75 per month. Scope out your favorite companies and although you like it all every month, pick only 1 product from each company that you MUST have. Just 1 product only. Then go ahead and purchase that 1 product from each company and stay within your budget. When the next month rolls around, if there is nothing in the new products that you really don't care for, then go back to the previous month's products and get the other product that you really would have liked to have. But always stick to your budget, don't go over! This is a great way of  practicing self-restraint, will power and staying in control. Ask yourself too, do I really NEED this product? Will I USE this product more then once? If the answer is NO, then don't buy it. I really hope this helps you Mary and the many other readers who are in the same boat! I appreciate you taking the time to write in! Let me know if you put yourself on a budget and how you do!


Well friends, that is it for today. Please write in with questions you want answered or topics you would like to see talked about during our Tuesdays together :) 

 Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~