27 December 2010

Design Team Call

DESIGN TEAM CALL and Challenges Coming SOON

As some of you may know, you will be able to find
challenges here at By LORi Designs very very soon!!

Our first challenge will be on Thursday, January 6th and the only hint I can give is that 
it's my favorite kind of challenge..... a Color Challenge!!

I have decided to add to the BLD Design Team ...YAY!!!

DT Requirements:

You must be willing to color sweet things like...Lollipops, Sugar Sticks and Puddle Jumpers

You must be willing and able to commit to a 4 month term.

You must be able to meet deadlines.

You must be willing to post at least weekly to your own blog.

You must include a link back to By LORi Designs Shop in each post you post.

DT Benefits:

You will get digi images to use on your cards.

You will receive a 50% Discount on any digis purchased from BLD.

If you would like to apply for a position on the 
By LORi Designs Design Team 
please link your name and blog to Mr. Linky below.

The Call Closes on Thursday January the 20th

17 December 2010

By LORi Designs - Christmas SALE!!

Howdy Everyone!!

I wanted to let you all know about a little 
Christmas Special 
that starts right now at 

Every $10 order gets this Santa Digi Free.
This special will run from now until Christmas Eve!

The Pink Elephant has a post today with lovely Christmas Tags 
to show you so I thought what a nice time to create a tag and have
a Special at By LORi Designs!!

You want another Special to chose from?
Ok, Ok...here ya go
for a Limited Time Only...
Christmas Special
Christmas Bundle I (Reg. $5)
Christmas Tree (Reg. $2)
Tanner (Reg. $3)
Puddle Jumper Nativity (Reg. $5)
You can get all you see above for $10 and the Santa Digi Free.
This sale will end Sunday Night at Midnight EST.

Click Button Below to Purchase

I have to show you all this fabulous card made by 
Joni Wilson
using Lollipop Santa!!
Thanks so much Joni!!

Another Awesome Card using Santa, this one was
designed by BLD's very own... 
Andrea Gourley
Thanks so much Andrea!!

Here is my other Tag for the TPE Post:

Hope you find time to take a peek at all the Girls have created!!

Warm Hugs-

Click title of this post to leave a comment.

10 December 2010

Bug & Roo Stamps by Hannah Boyd

Ohhhh my goodness...I am excited to share this news with you all!!
My oldest Sweet baby girl turned 14, on Sunday the 5th and what she wanted was to be able to put some of her drawing in the shop as digis!!
Well, I finally got around to teaching her to edit, scan and clean the last couple of days!!

She has decided to name her "stamp company" (hee hee...she is so excited) 
Bug & Roo Stamps

Bug comes from the fact that we have called her Hannah Bug since she was as little as a bug!! Roo, because we call Ella (her little sister who also loves to draw and recently had a birthday...she turned 6 on Sat. the 4th), Ella Roo!!

Here they are my Little Bug and Roo...

and here are the new digis by Hannah Boyd
You can purchase them HERE

Charlie, Maggie and Evie

Marbie and Max

these next 2 little sweeties are named

They are named in honor of 2 precious babies.
A sweet sister and her little brother, who live in Heaven now!
Their Mommy, Daddy and Big Brother, Ethan go to our church.
They are brave, faithful and shining examples to all of us!
They love the Lord and trust Him with all there heart!!

Hannah said she wanted to name the stamps in honor of Jakin Isaac and Shyla Joy and 
give the money she makes from them to the March of Dimes in memory and honor of 
Shyla and Jakin...where their Mommy and Daddy volunteer!

You can read all about this family and their story HERE on Mattie's Blog.

"Christianity doesn't deny the reality of suffering and evil....our hope...is not based on the idea that we are going to be free of pain and suffering. Rather, it is based on the conviction that we will triumph over suffering." ~Brennan Manning
Mattie recently shared this on her facebook profile....She is amazing, an inspiration!!
♥ you Mattie!

03 December 2010

By LORi Designs Gift Certificates

YAY!!! By LORi Designs now has Gift Certificates!! What a GREAT Christmas Gift for your friends!!  Be sure to leave the email addy of the gift recipient in the comment section of the pay Pal Receipt as well as any special instructions or requests.
I will personally send and email announcing your gift to the recipient of your choice.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!!


Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

Please include the email address of the person you would like to give this gift to and I will personally send an email with the announcement of your gift

01 December 2010

Spoonfuls - Millie

My mouth fell open when I first saw these two cards featuring 
designed by  
Joni Wilson and Arielle Gordon

Thanks so mcuh Girls for sharing your talent with us!!

Joni Wilson

Arielle Gordon

You can purchase your own Spoonfuls HERE

30 November 2010

Lollipops, Puddle Jumpers and Sugar Sticks!!

Cards by the wonderfully talented Girls at By LORi Designs...

PJ Winter Dana by Vera Rhuhay

Snow Family by Angela Thomas

Sugar Stick Dog by Tanja Hartmann

Snow Family by Jacquie Peifer

PJ Winter Dana by Jane Broderick

Sugar Stick Girl with Stroller by Sheri Gilson

PJ Winter Dana by Jennifer Hagfeldt

PJ Winter Dana by Jayne Morgan

Christmas Bundle I and Tanner Lollipop by Linda Lapotka

PJ Fall Time Katie & Grace by Mercy Kerin

Lollipop Bundle I and Christmas Tree by Vera Rhuhay

Lollipop Princess by Tanja Hartmann

Puddle Jumper Rylee by Arielle H Gordon

28 November 2010

Puddle Jumper Winter Dana & Penny by Jodi Collins

Happy Sunday Everyone!!
Hope you are all rested from a crazy weekend of shopping Black Friday and Super Saturday Sales!
I actually stayed in all weekend...well, other than a little visit to my parents yesterday. 
No shopping for me though!!

The weekend fun isn't over yet...I have a special guest with an adorable card to show you today!

My friend and unbelievably talented stamper, Jodi Collins has created a card using 
Puddle Jumper Winter Dana and Penny (her little Penguin friend).

You can read all the details and leave Jodi some love (leave her lots so she will come back and play with us again...hee hee)  HERE on Jodi's Blog!!
Thanks so much Jodi for sharing your talent and for creating an 
awesome card using Dana and Penny!

Warm Hugs-

To leave a comment for Jodi on this post...click the title and the comments section will appear!!

26 November 2010

Nativity by Jayne

Puddle Jumper Nativity 
It's gorgeous Jayne~!! Thanks so much!!
You can see the details here on her blog!!

24 November 2010

A New Line of Digis at BLD

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!

I have 1 new digi stamp line with 4 new images for you.
They are called... SPOONFULS by Sheila.
My Mom, Sheila drew them last Spring and then as she says, I Lori-ized them!! LOL!!

It has taken me this long to get them inked and cleaned up, but I wanted to get them ready 
in celebration of my Mom and Daddy's 38th Wedding Anniversary!

I named these little dolls, Spoonfuls because "Spoonful" was my Daddy's little high school nickname for my Mom!! Silly kids!!

I'd like to introduce...  

In the shop NOW!!!

23 November 2010

Snow Family

Happy Evening Everyone!!
Just wanted to pop in, say Hi and show you a card I made yesterday with...

Contest ends tomorrow

Just a little reminder that this contest ends tomorrow at midnight:

Hi Girls!! Well, if you have been hopping around the By LORi Designs Digi Shop then you might have noticed we have some empty spots next to a few of the images. There should be a Sample Card there.

Here is where you all come in....Let's Have a Contest!!!!

Steps to enter the contest:
1 - Look around the shop and see which images have no sample cards beside them
2 - Make a card with the images that need a sample card.
3 - Add your card/entry here to this discussion over at the Paper Craft Planet byLORIdesigns Group by November 24th.

The contest closes November 24th. The winning cards will be placed in the BLD Shop as our sample cards and each winner will receive 2 Digis.

Good luck and Happy Card Making!!

HUGS - LORi and the BLD Team

Puddle Jumper RUBBER Sale

Ok, so I am sure you all have heard the news that the first Puddle Jumper images I designed and sold via DCRU/Claudia and Company are being sold as digis, but did you know that from now until Friday you can get the Rubber Versions for the "OH MY Goodness Price" of ONLY $4.50!!!!!

It's no joke!!!

17 November 2010

New Christmas Digis NOW AVAILABLE

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

has new digital stamps 
available NOW!!

All 3 of the images below:
Lollipop Tanner, Christmas Bundle I and Christmas Tree
can be found

Snow Family
can be found HERE

Nativity Puddle Jumpers 
can be found HERE!!

Hope you like the new digis!!

HUGS and Blessings-

11 November 2010

You want challenges??

Your wish is my command!!

Stay Tuned...BLD will be adding Challenges!!

For now feel free to join in a contest going on now at our 
Paper Craft Planet Group...


Look HERE for a fun contest!!!

09 November 2010

A Tutorial by Gardenia Pepworth

Printing Digi Images/Stamps ~ A Tutorial
by Gardenia Pepworth

Hi Everyone!!  
Gardenia here....Lets face it Copic Cardstock is pricey (reasonably so though I would say) but I still want to make the most of it. So when I print my digi images I try and get as many as I can on one sheet of card stock as I can, that way I am maximizing each piece and getting my moneys worth. This is a great technique to use if you are either going to use the image in a rectangle or cut around it. If you want to have your image in an oval or circle shape you need to leave more space around each image. 
(if you cant see the image clearly enough just click on it and it will enlarge)

Ok Step One:
First I minimize the margins around my page:
You do this by going to Page Layout in the tool bar of Word. Click on the Margins button (you can see it in yellow in the photo above) It will give some options or click on Custom Margins in the drop down menu. I set mine at 0.5cm.
This will pull your margins right out.

Step Two:
Now click Insert In your Tool bar and select Picture. Find your digi images:
Pick the image you would like to insert.

I have “watermarked” over the top of the images in my tutorial to stop anyone from copying them illegally, the text is not part of the image. They are Lori Boyd images if you are interested.

The image will then appear on your screen like this, with a border around it. 
Now its time to crop and resize.

Step Three:
In the picture above you can see a button on the right hand side that is highlighted in yellow. This is the crop button. Click this and the border around your image will become small black corners and lines. Using your mouse you can click on each corner and drag it in. Be careful to only drag up to the image and not into the image as it will erase some of the lines. I usually pull in the top right corner and then the bottom left corner so it hugs around the image nicely.
Can you see the difference in this image? 

I have pulled in the sides:
Now its time to chose your size. Think of what the image is for. A scrapbook page, card or gift box? How big do you need it to be, keeping in mind if you go too small its very hard to colour in. Next to the crop button that you just used there is a Height and Width scale. If you alter one it will alter the other. So I think about how high I would like the image and adjust that. The computer automatically resizes the width for me. 

Time to insert the next image:
Again use your crop button to pull in the border around your image.
Now your images are the same size, perfect!

Step four:
Now what if you want to use the same image over and over? For example you are making a pile of cards, or you want to make invites all the same. Do you need to insert and alter each image? No This is an easy trick to save you oodles of time.
With one of your images selected, just click on it to do this. (if it has any kind of border around it: like the second image above: it is selected)
Now hold the Ctrl Key and click and drag the image across your page to the next available spot.

My computer can be a bit temperamental about this and sometimes it takes a couple of goes.
You can now continue to add in other images or copy the ones you already have used.
Once your page is full its ready for printing. You can save a copy of it if you would like, that way you can use it again and save time, although I often don’t use the same group of images together again.
Print of a piece on printer paper first just to test it. There’s nothing worse than making a mistake and wasting a piece of cardstock.

I hope this has helped you in some way. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have, I am happy to help! and don't forget you can follow me on Facebook by “liking” my page HERE
Happy Crafting!
Gardenia Pepworth
My Blog:
A Little Less Useless