Wishing you a New Year filled with Peace, Love and Joy!

Happy New Year’s Day! I hope you all had a fabulous New Year’s Eve! (Note: Other than the banner that features the “When the Clock Strikes Twelve” My Digital Studio download, the rest of this post is purely a personal story. If you want to get to know me better, read on. If you’re only interested in learning more about Stampin’ Up! products, come back and visit another day! Be sure to “Like” Peace, Love and Joy on Facebook for more Stampin’ Up! inspiration.) Johnny and I celebrated New Year’s Eve at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana.  Our daughter, Angie, Continue Reading →

Welcome to the world of Peace, Love and Joyce!

Welcome to my world!  I’m so glad you are here!  If you were actually stopping by my house to visit I would give you a big hug, because that’s what my family does….we hug….a LOT!!!  You can never have too many hugs!  (I’m from a BIG family, there are seven brothers and sisters, so when we arrive at Granny and Papa Coonie’s house it takes a good half hour to hug everybody!  Ha ha!!!) Front Row: Mom a/k/a Granny a/k/a Louise, Monique, Melba, Barb, Joyce (Me!) and Dad a/k/a Papa Coonie a/k/a Murl  Back Row:  Debbie, Kevin and Ray  (Christmas Continue Reading →

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE Historical Trovillion Home in Herrin

I was so honored when the Herrin City Library asked if they could use a photo of my watercolor painting of “The Gingerbread House” for their Christmas cards this year.  They are selling the cards as a fundraiser for the library.  You can purchase them at the library or contact them to order cards. HERRIN CITY LIBRARY Address: 120 North 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948 Phone: (618) 942-6109 herrinhistoryroom at gmail.com Hours of Operation   We were so lucky to get to live in this historical home.  It was a magical place to raise our daughters.  Over the years we hosted many weddings in Continue Reading →

Unknown Blessings, Thanksgiving Table Setting

Unknown Blessings, Thanksgiving Table Setting Image (c) Stampin’ Up! I love for the dining table to be beautiful, so I think this place setting that is featured on the mydigitalstudio.net blog is fabulous! (Confession:  I don’t like to cook unless I’m sure the end result is going to look pretty enough that my guests want to take a picture!  It may not be fit to eat, but you can bet it looks like it should be in a foodie magazine.  My presentation of the turkey would make Martha Stewart jealous!  Ha ha!) The designer of this table setting, Sara Brook, from Stampin’ Up!’s My Continue Reading →


Celebrating  my Mother on World Card Making Day! Learn how I made the fabulous bow on her birthday present  and the Happy Birthday banner on the cake later in this post! I’ll be playing in my stamp room today making pink cards to donate to the Splitcoast Hope You Can Cling To card drive which benefits patients at the MD Anderson Breast Cancer Center.  In 2011, our community of card-makers sent over 3,000 cards to women who are facing one of the greatest challenges in their lives.  You will have a chance to make these cards at my 2nd Annual “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas” Breast Cancer Continue Reading →