Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A First Communion Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I wanted to share a card I made for a first communion... I love the simplicity of it!

I used a  shiny silver card stock for the background and the cross.  I added dimension to the cross by using pop dots and making a white cross 1/2" larger than the silver cross.  The cross comes from the Easter Cartridge.  The ribbon comes from my stash and matched perfectly.  I then added some I-Rock gems in silver to add some elegance to the cross.  The corners were decorated by using Creative Memories Corner Punch.

Thank you for looking and have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop Winner!!!

Hello Everyone!!!  First, I want to say thank you so very much to everyone who stopped by during our Mother's Day Blog Hop!  I had so much fun and I am so thankful for all of your wonderful comments!  I also want to thank those who chose to follow me I'm honoured and so excited that I am now over 100 followers, woo hoo!!! 
Now onto my blog hop winner.....



Kris Dietz said...


I love your projects - especially the pinwheels! TFS.



Congratulations Kris... you have mail!  And thank you again everyone!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to our Mother's Day blog hop!  I'm am soooo excited to be participating in my first blog hop ever!!!  Thank you so much to Jamie for putting all of this together!  If you came here from Tiffany at http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/ then you are in the right place. If not start at the beginning at Jamie's blog for all the wonderful projects lined up for you today.

For this blog hop I wanted to make some fun Mother's Day Decorations that can be on display for more than just the day.  It is amazing what you can do with paper and I had so much fun racking my brain to come up with these two different decorations...

This first one is for my Mom who loves pinwheels!  As soon as I saw someone make their own pinwheels out of paper on youtube I knew I had to try it... lucky for me when I was looking through my cartridges I came across a pinwheel cut out on the Mother's Day Cartridge, how perfect is that?



I used only 8 sheets of Colorbok paper (2 per color ) for both projects, and still have some left!  I wanted to keep it all color corresponding, plus it means that I didn't have as much waste at the end of it all. I'm also happy to report that the containers used for these projects were re-purposed to fit my needs, woo-hoo go recycling!!!hehehe. The banner for the pinwheel container was made using the Mother's Day Cartridge as well, while the lettering came from the Storybook Cartridge.  The ribbon used to connect the banner was from my stash.  The beautiful flower cut out on this container was also made using the Storybook Cartridge.

I used cooking sticks ( usually used when making cake pops or cookies on a stick ) that I wrapped around with silver sparkly pipe cleaners and also thread through the pinwheels themselves.  Another cool fact that I'd like to point out is that the pinwheels actually work when you blow on them!!!  To five my pinwheels that "wow factor" I used pink stickles!  You can also find small dots of white stickles on the end of each banner flag as a quick way to make faux pearls.


Now onto project #2:
This decoration is for my Mother-In-Law whom I thought this would be perfect for her to display in her scrapbooking room...



 This is a view of the back.


I started out by making two of these "flower balls" as you can see up above, by cutting flowers out from the Create a Critter at 3 different sizes.  I then spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Mists, perfect pearl by Ranger, and let them dry.  They were attached to a small Styrofoam ball by using very thin dressmaker pins with clear white pins threaded through at the ends.  I then attached the balls to green floral wire at the bottom, that I twisted over twice for extra support, and pushed through the Styrofoam that was placed inside the little container.  I matted the picture with plain white paper and added "leaves" to the top to tie in with the flower balls.  I used the flower balls as picture frame holders of sort and through some extra flowers in the back and front to tie it all in.  I then added some pearls ( found in the dollar bin at Joann's ) around the outside of the container for some added sophistication, and there you have it!  Whew!

Thank you so very very much for taking the time to look at my creations! I hope these ideas have inspired you to get your paper crafting on and ways to celebrate your Mom or special someone too!
Now you are to hop over to the wonderful Meighen, whom I'm already a huge fan of and I know you will be too! Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way!

Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/  
Rhonda http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
Kristen http://www.fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
Court http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/
Sonya http://sonyaspapertrail.blogspot.com/
Mari http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/  
Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/
Tiffany http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/   <-- You are here!
Meighen http://www.scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/   <-- Your next hopping stop!
Helen http://www.craftingcricutmom.com/
Liz http://www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com/
Jennifer http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Tere http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Rebecca http://www.eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com/
Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
Dee Dee http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/

As a way to celebrate my participation in my first ever blog hop I want to give a little "bouquet" of thanks to one lucky winner that will be chosen Monday April 25th on my blog!


All you have to do is leave me a comment, and if you want I would love for you to be a follower but I'm not going to make it mandatory, thank you all again!!!



Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Pre-Blog Hop Mother's Day Post!!!

Hello!  I'd like to think of this post as the pre-game to the awesome Mother's Day Hop I am a part of tom. (there will probably be goodies along the way hint hint)!  And a reminder No peaking if you are one of two mom's I made things for hehehehehe!

These are just quick and basic cards that I think are beautiful that we will be giving to the Great-Grandma's for Mother's Day... enjoy!



Happy Crafting, and see you back here tom.!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two Page Layout Share and an Announcement!

Hello crafty friends and family!  I know it has been forever since I've posted on here, but never fear I'm still here!!!  I have been crafting still, even though I haven't been posting, so I want to share a two page layout that I really love how it turned out!


If you knew my son you'd know that these two pages sum up a lot of his world: Trains! hehehe!

Now onto my exciting Announcement!  I'm going to be part of my first blog hop THIS Saturday! woo hoo!  It is going to be a Mother's Day Blog Hop, and there are some amazing people in it!!! There might even be some blog candy if you stop by wink wink nudge nudge! But if you are my mom or my mother-in-law no sneak peeking at this blog hop until after Mother's Day, hehehe!   So Please make sure to stop by and see what we have in store for you, you're going to love it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Blog Awards!!!

Hello everyone!  I recently received two new blogger awards and I'm finally getting a chance to share them with you!!!

This award was given to me by:  Dee from des'igns  Thank you thank you!  And also by: Debican from Debican.  Both of these women have some amazing work to look at so make sure you stop by their pages as well!

This award was given to me by:  Jenn from scrap-a-tude ( love that name!)  Thank you so very much Jenn!  Please stop by her page and see her wonderful works!

As acceptance to these awards you have to tell 7 things about yourself and pass them on  to 15 more people for the Versitile award and only to who visits your page often to leave you comments for the BFB award... Since I have gotten both of them I'm going to combine my answers for both, except I will choose dif. people to accept the different awards, so here I go:

7 things about me:
1.  I just had a new little girl 4 weeks ago
2.  My dining room is my scrapbook room, hehehe!
3.  I love cutting flowers from my yard and putting them in my kitchen.
4.  My husband and I will be celebrating our 5 years this year!
5.  I started scrapbooking only 6 years ago.
6.  I wear almost solely silver jewelry.
7.  I have a 2 year old who sometimes out smarts me, love it!

I would like to pass the versitile blogger award onto:
Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut, Alma at Alma's Pink Life, Ellen from Card Monkey, Shauna at Craftee She, Jamie at Crafty girl 21!, Erika at Erika's Crafty Creations, Brenda at Floral Fantasies,  Yara at It is Summer Everyday, Kara at Kara's Sweet Creations, Claire at Kleirr's Kreations, Mrs B at Mrs. B's Craft Room,  Kristen at My Fantabulous Life,  Mindy at Pretty Little Paper Love,  Krista at Scrapaleupagus,  and Holly at Scrappily Ever After.
Please take the time to look at their pages, they all do fabulous work!  And congrats to all of you!!!


Now the BFB award is to be passed onto those people who continually comment and my work:
Girlia at Girlia's Cards - her work is simply amazing and I am so humbled that she takes the time to look at my stuff and leave me comments, thank you!!!

Hope you all enjoy your awards  and thank you so much for mine!!!  And as always...
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birthday Card Challengtastic!!! ( ok that's so a new word! )

I LOVE this card!  I know I know, aren't we crafters our own worst critics most of the time?  Yes, but I can't help it I'm so happy with the way this one turned out!




Materials Used: 
Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder and Divine Swirls Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
White Chalk Ink
Paper : DCWV - The All About Girls Stack, The Paper Studio Birthday Extravaganza pack, Stampin' Up Teal Cardstock, and basic white cardstock
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Red and white stickles
I-Rock Tool and gems
Stampin Up Brown Ink for Sentiment
My Pink Stamper Everyday Sayings Stamp Set

Challenges to be entered:
Flair and Frills - Friday Frills Challenge - Celebrations!
MPS - Birthday Challenge
More than Favors - Wacky Wednesday #35 - Make a Birthday Project

Thank you so much for looking and please make sure you stop by these challenge pages for more inspiration!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, April 8, 2011

What's up Chicky? The answer: More Challenges!!!

Hello everyone!  I know it's been a few days since I've posted, but it's been a busy week in our house, so I'm back! Woo hoo!  Here's a little Chicky Card set for your enjoyment today:




All of the stamps used for these cards came from one set that I received in a follower giveaway, love it!  The front of the cards were stamped in tuxedo black and water colored in with Memento inks.  I added stickels to the top of the eggs.  I ran a strip of P.K. Glitz double sided tap across the front of the cards and topped it with Martha Stewart glitter in yellow.  I added flowers from my stash and attached them with glue dots, the centers of the flowers were then "blinged" with gems and my I-Rock tool.  It's hard to see in the last picture, but the little chickis poped up with pop-dots and then covered in glaze.

These cards are being entered into these awesome challenges:  ( Please go look at the other entries too! )

Simmon Says Stamp Challenge - Easter Creation and or Spring Colors
Cricut Cardz Challenge #69 - Create a Easter Project

Thank you for looking and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Little Note for Spring...

Hello everyone!  I'm back with my second post of the day, a little spring card I made.  And shhhhh, don't tell but it's cricutless!!! I know, crazy right? hehehe!  Enjoy!

I made this card with two different dollar stamps!  You have to love those bins at JoAnn's and Michaels!  Anywho I used DCVW paper for the background and gray cardstock to stamp onto in Memories Tuxedo Black Ink.  The flower stamp is double backgrounded with two tiers of gray paper, the first one is distressed with blue Stampin' Up Ink pad.  I used my watercolor pencils to color in the flowers and added drops of "dew" on the petals using my glossy accent.  I then added bling to the center of the flowers and down by the sentiment with my I-Rock tool and gems.  I also used a white ribbon to go across the center and tied a little bow adhering it with glue dots.  The corners of the card were done using a decorative Creative Memories Corner Punch.

I'm entering this into the following challenges... make sure to stop by their pages for more inspiration!!!
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge # 1 - Tie A Bow
Crafting with Christina Challenge # 20 - go Cricutless

Thank you for looking!  And as always...
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Ooopppsss... a day late!

Hello and Happy April!  I forgot to post my calender page for the month of April yesterday, so here it is for today!  Hopefully I'll have another post for you tonight too!






Happy Crafting!
Lisa