Monday, January 18, 2016

Dana's 1K Followers Blog Hop

Hey everyone.  Welcome to the Got Joy Creations blog hop.  Dana has some very exciting news to share.  Dana started her YouTube channel a little over a year ago and she has reached 1,000 followers.   We are so happy to be able to celebrate with her.  Along the hop today, you will see some amazing projects all featuring a touch of gold.  It could be ribbon, glitter, embossing powder or even sequins.  So let's get hopping.

And what's a hop without prizes?  Dana is spreading the JOY with her followers. You have until midnight EST January 22 to leave some love for everyone. Here's what's up for grabs.

(1) stamp set of YOUR choice from Fleurette Bloom
(1) stamp set of YOUR choice from Mint Owl Studio
(1) Mystery box full of crafty goodness courtesy of Dana

 Want to WIN one of these awesome prizes?  Just follow the instructions below:

* Subscribe to Dana's Youtube channel 
* Subscribe to Dana's blog Got Joy Creations
* Leave a comment on each blog sharing your favorite gold product to craft with.

Thank you to all of my Jax Bean Stalks friends and followers for celebrating with Dana.  Dana and I have known each other for about 3-4 years.  We were on a design team together.  We talk on the phone weekly and are more than just crafty friends.  I can see us being friends for the rest of our lives.  I am so excited for Dana and the amount of success she has achieved with her talents in cardmaking.  Her videos are really exciting.  I hope you take the time to check out more of her cards and YouTube videos.  Wishing Dana more upcoming success in 2016.  

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Serving up Organization

What was your New Year’s resolution?  I am really not a person to make resolutions because I feel like I would not follow through and then feel as though I let myself down.  I did however this year make a goal to get my kitchen organized. 

I sometimes find that I do a lot of “stuffing” to get things into cupboards.  I also find I am using the same spices over and over and would like them in one place.  So, I started out by centralizing my go to kitchen items.  Walnut Hollow has made organization easy.  I created a kitchen d├ęcor item that is functional.  Using the Serving Tray I organized my cutting boards, spices, olive oil and tea pot.  Watch below as I transform Walnut Hollow’s raw wood Serving Tray using a little paint and their Creative Versa Tool. 

Visit Walnut Hollow for more organizational ideas with their high quality wood products.  
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day 2: December Daily

I am really loving the Project Life App along with Over app for my December Daily this year.  I am able to quickly document the special moment from that day and move on.  I plan on the weekends to be traditional pages along with special Christmas crafty elements added throughout the album.

Here is my Day 2-

This 1st picture of Elfie, Bean's Elf On The Shelf, will be printed out as 4x6 and will stand alone without a page protector.  I might slip it into a 4x6 pocket and then hole punch it to add to the album.

Here is today's Advent page.  It is complete with a QR code.  To add QR codes to your albums, simple upload your video to an UNLISTED YouTube account.  Always add your videos as PRIVATE or UNLISTED.  This way even a "search" could not bring up your video.  I have a separate YouTube account just for my PL.  I then use the URL in the  This site allows you to customize the color of your QR code.  Then you can match it up to your LO.  If you have questions, let me know.  The star over the QR code is for privacy.  The star is not part of my LO.  

This last LO was a bit of fun with the tree and Bean.  I was just messing around with a couple of different camera app settings.  Love the way all of these turned out!  Can't wait to hit mid point at day 12 to send 1/2 of the December Daily pages to print!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you are doing December Daily, I hope your story is magical today!  If you didn't see my 1st post for the making of my Album cover and my 1st day, please click here.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Daily Album Cover

Hello friends!  I cannot believe it is DECEMBER!  I mean it is already the 2nd!!  Where did this year go??

Here is a little update of my happenings:  I got the Christmas decorations up and glowing!  5 trees!  Yes 5!!  This happened all before Thanksgiving.  On Monday, November 23rd my little Bean had surgery to take out his tonsils.  WOW what a trooper.  Ate on the day of surgery and continued trucking along.  Never went downhill like the doctors predicted.  On Monday he had an extreme swollen tongue.  Tuesday he made it to school for a half day and again today he will do a half day.  So proud of how well he did.  I mean after a year of 11 boughs with strep, we (HE) was ready to be done with being sick.

With December here I have started my December Daily Album.  I have the covered designed with a strip of Really Reasonable Ribbon to add a pop of Christmas Red to a kraft and gold  cover.  I have used the Canvas Color Band Ribbon in Red.  I am entering this into the Really Reasonable Ribbon's December Challenge:  Silver or Gold with Ribbon or Trim!

Here is my Tell All Video of how I took a plain kraft colored 6x8 album and turned it into my December Daily!  Sit back grab a hot cocoa and enjoy the Christmas music!

Here are the digital pages that I will have printed out.  This year I am combining digital and physical pocket style pages for my December Daily album.  

I used the Camera+ app for iPhone to get the Bokeh effect of my colored light Christmas Tree.  I love the way it turned out!  If you are doing December Daily you might want to try it.  It is only $2.99 and worth every penny!

Every year since Bean was born I have done an Advent for him.  This year was TUFF to find items that he would still like.  I love him so much and adore that no matter what he get he is so grateful.  

Elfie showed up too!  Bean was so excited!  

Thank you so much for looking today.  If you are doing December Daily, I hope you enjoy creating your album.  Have a fantastic week!

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