Friday, October 2, 2009

I am a blogaholic

Hi, my name is Joy and I am a blogaholic. Yes, I admit to being addicted to all of the FUN blogs out there featuring all of you talented people and your creative projects. You all have really inspired me to craft more and I wanted to share ideas between the JOC shows, too. So, Aloha and welcome to the Joy of Crafting blog!

 This first pic is from when I went to Vermont to visit a sister craft store. Looking at it makes me think of FALL. And that little bear, that's Fridge. You'll see him from time to time because he travels with me to different places (and he's great for craft advice, too)

 So, let's start crafting with a quick project, just in time for Fall-oween. It's a really simple Owl Treat Box. Here's how to make one:

Cut out a Sizzix French Fry Box from orange CS. Cut out just the front of the FF box in a warm brown CS. Assemble the box and attach the brown piece in front for the owl. You can stamp a sentiment on the top inside of the box, I like to use Jean's dandelion designs.

 The rest of the owl is made from Marvy Uchida Lever punches, I'll refer to them by color.
  • 1" circle (green) in white CS & 5/8" circle (peach) in black for the eyes.
  • Heart (peach) in golden yellow CS for the beak.
  • Heart (blue) in cream CS for the chest.
  • Heart (blue) in lt. brown, cut in half for the wings.
Thanks for stopping by and joining me for my first step on this new creative adventure. I'm going to listen to my  friend Tim Holtz, who always says, enjoy the journey!


  1. Very cute Joy and great idea! I'll be the first to comment on here. LOL!

  2. Hey Joy!!! Welcome to blogland... it's about time, huh?!?! Well, looking forward to all the good things you will have to share with all of us. Thanks for hosting the show - when you like retire, you know who to call.... LOL...

    Big Hugs,

  3. Hi Joy!! So glad you started a blog!!! Your owl box is super cute (with a Dandelion stamp too!! yay!!!)

  4. Hey Joy! Welcome to crazy blogland! Can't wait to check out what you have in store for all of us! Fun times!


  5. Hi Joy! I'm so happy that you started a blog. I think that you'll find it will make you craft more and learn more from other bloggers. Keep up the good work. Your first blog was excellent.

  6. Welcome to blogland! Looking forward to all the creations!

  7. Hey Joy, congratulations on your new Blog. Cheryl told us about it and had to check it out. Fridge and the penguin box are both so adorable. Thank you for sharing with picture the punches you used - so user friendly.


  8. Hi Joy! So glad you finally started a this french fry box owl! Nice seeing you today, too!! :D

  9. Love the owl box!


  10. WOW!!! Word sure travels fast. Thanks so much for all of your warm welcomes and happy thoughts. I always said crafters are the BEST!!!Thanks again!

  11. Hi Joy! Welcome to the crazy world of Blogland! You're gonna have so much fun! Can't wait to see all your super creations! TFS and I love your show!


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