Friday, October 24, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge Week #3

Happy Friday!!!  We are moving into Week #3 of the latest Be Inspired Challenge, so you still have two weeks left to play along for your chance to win two stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps, and to be a Guest Designer!  A pretty awesome prize if you ask me!  Here is a look at our Inspiration this time around:


And here is what I've created:


Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Ghoul Friend)
Ink: Memento
Various Copics
Rhinestones: TPC Studios

I started by creating my background panel with multiple stamped spiderwebs.  I then matted it with black cardstock.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut the little mummy.  Next I stamped the sentiment, matted it with black cardstock and added some orange to the top.  I then went back and randomly colored in the spiderwebs, adhered it on an angle to the cardbase, adhered the mummy and sentiment with foam adhesive, and added my rhinestones.  Ta - Da!!!

I am also adding this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Can't wait to see what you create this week!  Happy Crafting!
Lisa

SweetStamps.com Anything Goes

Happy Friday!!!  This week is an anything goes challenge week at SweetStamps.com.... so that means you better get those crafty projects linked up!  You will have the chance to win a $20 shopping spree, and they carry all kinds of wonderful products... not to mention they manufacture quite a few themselves! :)

Today I am up on their blog sharing a wintry layout that I have created using the Piccolo Bejeweled Snowflakes accents and embellishments... as well as some of their embossing powders.


Full details and more pictures can be found on their blog!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hello, hello!  This is post #2 for me today, but I'm super duper excited about this one... It is super CAS, but with some omph!  You know what I'm talking about, wink wink!  Check it out...



Ta da!!!  Sometimes you get those ideas that pop up in your brain and it all works out just right, yay!!!  To create my card I started with a red panel the same size as my card base, I then trimmed the top corners.  Next I cut staright up the center from the bottom of the red panel and then came in and up from both bottom corners.  This formed my Christmas tree opening.  You can't help but be struck by the pure beauty and force of the antlers in the inspirational photo, so I used my Mama Elephant antler image from their Winter Wonderland stamp set as the "star" on top of my tree.  Next I heat embossed the sentiment, and for the finishing touch I used an old earring that belonged to my Great Aunt who passed away last year.  She had several earrings without backs to them and they are perfect for adding bling to any paper project.  The colors were so perfect I had to pinch myself.

And here is a look at the RIC #70 Challenge photo:

I am also entering this into the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge: Anything Goes
and into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting and thank you so much for stopping by!
Lisa

Mama Elephant and Me... Anything Goes Take #1

Hiya!  I was super excited to see that the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge was Anything Goes this month as it let me just have fun with my stamps, rather than always trying to make my projects meet a requirement.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE all challenges, but sometimes it is nice to just let your hair down and have fun!  So that's just what I did on my first take of this challenge...


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Mama Elephant (Bling stamp set, and the back of one of the circles from Say What! Set)
Ink: Memento and Staz-On
Star brads

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lawn Fawn FIT Team

Hello!  We all know how incredibly adorable Lawn Fawn Products are, not to mention the quality of them! (love, love, love)  And when I saw they were having an audition for their FIT team, I just had to give it a try.  After all if you don't at least try you'll never know, right? Anywho... I got a little Christmas crafty with one of their older sets: Trim the Tree and matching dies.  I also used the Peace Love Joy 6 x 6 paper pad.



I started by cutting out a frame from the red stripe patterned paper, adhered acetate, foam adhesive, add sequins and back with cute family photo, hehehehe!  I then stamped and die cut various images.  Next I busted out some copics, trimmed a little banner and adhered to the front of the frame ornament.  Finally I punched a hole in the top, tied some twine through it, and viola!  Now I have a super cute new ornament to hang on my tree this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Fancy Pants Layout

Hello!  I'm here today to share a layout I've created based on the Fancy Pants October Sketch Challenge and the Clique Kits October Anything Goes Challenge with a twist of Fancy Pants products...





Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, ticket embellishments, and stickers: Fancy Pants (Happy Go Lucky Collection)

And here is the sketch I used:

This is a very simple layout, that follows the sketch pretty closely, simply because I liked the sketch the way it was.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peace on Earth

Hello and Happy Monday!  This month is seriously flying by... and yes I'm sharing another Christmas card with Halloween not even here yet... yikes!  Alas, the life of a card maker hehehe!  So today's card involves some masking, creative stamping, and coloring.  And did I mention it was a ton of fun?  I chose to work with the All Wrapped Up Stamp Set from The Alley Way Stamps (it is one of their newest sets and it is so cute for the holidays!)...


I started this card by tracing one of my circle dies with a pencil.  I then stamped my birds at the top of the circle.  Next I created a mask for the birds and began stamping my "wreath" by repeatedly stamping the little leaf branch image.  I then colored my wreath before removing the bird mask.  Next I colored the birds and stamped my sentiment.  To finish things off I added some distress ink to the edges, backed it with patterned paper, and added some twine.  Oh and I almost forgot it got the glitz treatment with some wink of stella!


I am entering this into the following challenge:
Happy Little Stampers:  Here is the sketch I based this card on:

and in the One Crazy Stamper Challenge: Halloween/Christmas


Happy Crafting, and thanks for stopping by!
Lisa