Friday, July 22, 2016

Let's Celebrate with Gilded Grey


Hello DCWV fans, new and old! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a super shiny layout I've created with the new Gilded Grey Stack… This stack is a mixture of classy grey patterns and gold foil that adds the perfect touch of shine.   This stack is now available at your local A.C. Moore Stores, so make sure you go check it out!  Now onto the project I've created for today...




As you can see I used several sheets to layer onto my layout.  I used two different floral patterned papers that I fussy cut as a matting behind my photo, and then as embellishments for the lower left corner of my photo.  It was fun to cut around these floral images and use only what I needed. With all of the foil and designs in the background I kept the embellishing to a minimal, as I felt it would be too distracting.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We can't wait to see what you create with your new stacks!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stamplorations CAS Challenge Reminder

Hello wonderful crafty friends!  Today I am posting a little reminder for this month's STAMP-lorations CAS Challenge.  Every month is anything CAS, and any products can be used... we also add in an optional twist and this time the twist is the color orange.  In my first project I used a very bright orange, so this time I toned it down and went with a more burnt orange color...



To create this card I started by stamping the sentiments randomly onto a panel.  I then went over the panel with distress ink along all of the edges.  Next I stamped the cup onto separate card stock and colored in with my PrismaColor Pencils.  I cut this out and added it to the panel with foam adhesive.  I added some brown sequins to pop out of my cup and adhered it to a blue panel.  This was then added onto Kraft Card stock and I tied on a twine bow for the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Everything with Mint Owl Studios

Hello beautiful people!!!  Today I am here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog to wish you a Happy Everything with the new Happy Moments Stamp Set...




To create this card I took all of the fun circle images in this set and just laid them out on a white panel, with the help of my MISTI I was able to stamp them all at one time... have I mentioned how much I love that thing? ( Have I told you lately, that I love you? - ummm yeah, moving on...)  I then looked around for some fun color combos and settled on this one.  So I flipped the panel over moved some of the circles around and stamped them in my next color, and I did this a third time until the whole panel was covered.  Next, I stamped the happy onto colored yardstick and embossed it in clear, and just laid it across my card.  Finally, I stamped the everything in a black ink and added some matching sequins to set the whole thing off.

I am linking this up to the following challenges...
AAA Cards : Use One Stash Favorite - my sparkly sequins!


Damsel of Distress 30th Birthday Bash Challenge



Well, that's all from me!  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oh What Fun! I'm Up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog

Hello and what fun indeed!  Today you can find me here and on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog sharing a cute Christmas card using new goodies such as the Funky Flakes and Sleigh Fri-dies along with the new Sleighride Stamp Set to create this little scene... ( who doesn't love Christmas in July?! )




When I pulled this stamp set out the original project I had created with the sleighs used very traditional red and green colors, so this time I wanted to go with a rich blue sleigh... I don't know, sometimes deep blues make me think of rich velvet which felt perfect for this image.

To create this card I started by stamping and coloring my sleigh and jingle bells in with a mix of Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils, now this was the first time I've used the Prismacolor Pencils so I'm still learning for sure, but I like the contrast they add.  I then die cutted both of the images out with the matching dies.  ( I love how these dies cut the intricate parts out on the sleigh, it looks great and saves me the heart ache of accidentally cutting into a part of the Sleigh Runners )  Next I created some hills out of embossed paper, die cut some snowflakes and set all of this to the side.  I grabbed a lighter piece of patterned paper to emboss my sentiment with a silver shinny embossing powder.  This is when the whole little scene fell together by adhering the patterned paper to the card base, followed by the snowy hills, next came the sleigh and jingle bells, and finally I added the snowflakes randomly in the background.  I couldn't handle not having a little sparkle on this card so this is where I added some wink of stella onto the snowflakes and top part of the sleigh as you can see in the last picture.

I am linking this up to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge :) yay!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and make sure you check out the newly released goodies in the CAS-ual Fridays Store, and don't forget to use my code to save you some money!



Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thanks... Ellen Hutson + Neat & Tangled Mix Up Challenge

Hi!  I'm popping in this evening to share a card that I made based on the latest Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge.  This time we were to mix our Essentials by Ellen goodies with Neat and Tangled goodies, and this is what I've created...




To create this card I started out stamping and embossing the Fallin Circles Stamp Set by Neat and Tangled onto a panel with some WOW! Embossing Powder.  I then stamped my thanks from the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks Stamp Set onto clear acetate and heat embossed it with a gold embossing powder.  I cut the thanks out and start playing around with various patterned papers and colors to mix with the two.  Next I poked around in my die cut scraps pile and found this flower from the Essentials by Ellen Wild Garden Die set that was already cut in sparkly gold (score!) and the little gold circle.  Once I layered all of the goodies together I went back and added a few gold sequins, and ta-da!

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


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Callin' All Sistah's Monthly Blog Hop

Hello!  Wasn't that release from CAS-ual Fridays yesterday just amazing?  If you missed it, make sure you head to the shop and grab some new goodies... ( pssst - I also have a coupon code for you to use at the end of this post! yay! )  Today we are back hopping along with all of our Sistah's to remind you to do your monthly breast examination.  This hop is full of fun, inspiration, and information and I'm so glad you are here.  Make sure you take a few minutes to examine yourself once you're done hopping!

Now onto my project...  I went fun and bold last month so this month I took a more elegant approach...



To create this card I used the Callin' All Sistah's Stamp Set... I love the sentiments in this set as they range from funny and cute to serious and uplifting.  All of my papers are from various DCWV stacks including the Foiled Vellum, Embossed White, and Mercury Glass Stacks.  I embossed my sentiment on an oval, and layered it with CAS-ual Tree Fri-dies.

And here is the rest of the hop order...

Lisa Lahiff: - YOU ARE HERE
http://lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/

Fun things to keep in mind too... A note from Michele (Owner and Designer of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) "It's important to me to be able to give back and pay it forward, so 50% of the profits from my special Calling All Sistahs Collection are donated to Nationalbreastcancer.org "

And you are also able to use my discount code when purchasing your new goodies...

Happy Hopping and Examining!
Lisa

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Release Day for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!

Hello!!!  It is release day for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, so you can now get your hands on all of the awesomeness you've seen peeks of all week long! Yay!!!!  And I have a discount code for you too!


And here is a little reminder of all of the projects I created with the new goodies this past week...








I also want to give a BIG THANK YOU for all of you who have visited and left me kind words... sometimes you never know just how much a few simple words might change someones whole day, so thank you!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!
Lisa
 
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