Friday, October 28, 2011

Becky's Sweet Creations DT challenge - Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Today I am sharing a card I made for this weeks DT Challenge using a pagemap!




And here is what I made:





Materials used:
Patterned paper My Minds Eye
Sentiment : The Paper Studio Words Stamps
Stampin' Up! Ink in Close to CoaCoa
Birthday Cakes MS and Create A Critter Cartridges
Glimmermist gold

Thank you for looking and go see what the other DTs have made!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One Color Card

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by today!  I am sharing a card made for Simon Says Stamp - One Colour Challenge, as well as for a special 40 year Anniversary!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Happy Anniversary Aunt Mary and Uncle Ted!!!



I love this color blue and I was so pleased with the way this turned out!
Materials Used: 
Jewel Textured Cardstock
Other paper comes from scraps
Blue Ribbon
Brad

Thank you so very much!!!  And please stop by to see what others have created!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Halloween fun!

Hello!  I'm back with some fun Halloween cards that I made for many challenges and that I'm going to put in my kids baskets for halloween!  So I warn you they aren't anything to complicated since they are more for my kiddos but I had fun with them none the less!  Besides who could say no to those cute little faces?! hehehe! 




Materials Used:
All of the paper comes from my scraps stash
Simply Charmed and Create a Critter Cartridges
Stickers ( trick or treat bags )
PKSA Faces - In Stiches
Black Tuxedo Ink

Challenges I am entering this into are:
The Paper Variety - No tricks just treats
Cardz TV -  Spooks, Monsters, Ghouls, and Goblins

Thank you so very much for stopping by and if I don't post again before Halloween, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  Have a safe and fun night of trick or treating!
As Always Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Please Vote For Me!

Hello everyone!  I recently entered a Halloween Craft Contest and would really appreciate if you could take the time and vote for me by leaving a comment under my Banner Picture!  Thank you so very much for your time!
Here is the link:  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150342989616194&set=a.10150342989001194.350291.55085856193&type=3&theater



(Ignore the smudge handprint on the glass I am not on my computer and sadly my husbands work computer doesn't have cropping! hehehe)
Happy Crafting and thank you again!
Lisa

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Colorful Card

Hello everyone!!!  I know it has been a while since I have been on here with a new post, but sadly my beloved computer has had some major glitches and will hopefully be out of the shop this Monday! * fingers crossed *  So right now I'm on my hubby's work computer to get this post up, and to do some major blogging catch-up!  So here is a card I made earlier today after seeing some blog challenges and I am really happy with how it turned out!  Enjoy!


Sorry the first pic isn't as bright as I was hoping, but this computer doesn't have an auto fix or a fix period for pictures, so hopefully you can see the brightness of the colors on the close up of the flower!
Materials Used:
Echo Park a walk in the park patterned paper
Imaginisce Snag 'em Stamp
Memories Dye Inkpad Tuxedo Black
Versa Magic Ink Purple Hydrangea
Watercolor Pencils
Pearl Mist Spray in White
Glossy Accents
Jolee's Iron On Bling
My Pink Stamper Everyday Life
The Paper Studio
Twinery Twine

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Quick Quotes: Friday Challenge #6 - Flowers
CAS-Friday Challenge # 25 - Just Add Color
Wee Memories Challenge #73 - Free For All

Please stop by and see what others have created and have a fantastic rest of the weekend!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, October 17, 2011

Easel Card DT Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!  I'm back again with another awesome DT Challenge for Becky's Sweet Creations!  Make sure you go over and check out what all of the DT members created this week for your enjoyment!

This weeks challenge was to create an easel card... With my Father-in-laws birthday coming up I knew that this would be fun to do!


As a new card maker I love easel cards because they are made fore displaying!  Plus they can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them...

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Check out the other DT members projects here!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, October 14, 2011

Throwback Halloween Card!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!!!  TGIF!  Last night I had a very productive crafty night, I just love those!  So I am super excited to share something I made for some awesome challenges!!!




Materials Used:
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge
orange and black basic cardstock
bat paper was from my scraps
purple sparkly tule
Twine in Manderine, Charcoal and Lilac ( I just won the sampler pack and let me tell you these twines are soooo yummy! )
Stickles in green, black and gold
Imaginisce sentiment stamp
Tuxedo Black Ink
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

When I saw that Emma from My Creative Time was having a fun throwback challenge using the card feature on an older cartridge with a Halloween theme for the chance to win her new release I was drooling just at the thought!!!  Her stamps are so awesome, take a look at them here!  And be on the look out for sneak peeks of her new line next week!

Another fantastic and totally talented crafter who also makes some very yummy stamps is Samantha from Scrapmaster's Paradise... check out her awesome stamps here!  She is also having a fun challenge using the color orange!!!

I had also seen that Scrapalicious USA was doing a black, orange, and purple challenge so the two fit perfectly together!  Make sure you go to all of the blogs to see what others have created!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WINNER from Boy/Girl Blog Hop

First I want to post my October Calender page ( I know super late this time sorry! )



Too cute huh?!

And now onto the winner of this past weekends blog hop....

The winner is.....

Number 13 ( sorry for some reason I can't copy and paste the random org pic, but that's the number they chose! )  Which is....

Luanne!!!  Woo hoo!  Congratulations Luanne, please contact me at lisascreativeniche@gmail.com with your address and I will get your goodies sent out to you!!!  And thank you to all of you who stopped by and joined us for our first DT blog hop!!!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giveaway reminder!

Hello everyone!  Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter for my blog hop giveaway from this weekend... just click here and leave a comment... the winner will be announced tom. morning ( Wed. Oct. 12th)!  Thank you so much!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, October 10, 2011

Becky's Sweet Creations DT challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to another great DT challenge over at Becky's Sweet Creations!  First, I want to thank all of those who stopped by for the Boy/Girl Themed Hop we had over this weekend I had so much fun and all of the girls worked really hard on their projects... there is still time to enter to win my candy by going here and leaving a comment on one or both posts! (closes Wednesday the 12th!)  Thanks again!

Now onto this weeks challenge: Use Flowers!  I was thinking about using various types of flowers on either a scrapbook page or a card, but I really ran out of time this week having my sons' 3rd Birthday party to get ready for ( it was a lot of fun by the way! ), and I didn't want to turn in a half project so I decided to be a little less literal with this challenge, and the flowers can be found in the paper that I used.  Enjoy!


Materials Used:
Paper from scrap stack
Stampin' Up! Stamp and Ink
Beads from a stash of candy I won from Quick Quotes

Thank you for looking and for all comments, I truly appreciate each and every one of them!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Boy/Girl Blog Hop Day 2

Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of the Boy/Girl Blog Hop!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend... today we are celebrating my little man's 3rd Birthday!!!  ahhhh!!!!  I can't believe it, but then we can never believe our children are really getting older...

Hopefully you have come here from Ashley's wonderful blog, and I'm so happy you are here with me now!  If you have just found me then you will definitely want to start at the beginning with Becky's blog at Becky's Sweet Creation, because you might just find some yummys along the way *wink wink*.

Now onto my post for today... today I made a sweet little girl card to share with you... hopefully you will notice what is similar about this card and the one I made yesterday...



Materials used:
pink, white, and purple basic cardstock
patterned paper from DCWV scraps
Sugar and Spice Lite Cartridge and Storybook Cartridge
I-Rock Gems
I-Rock Tool
My Pink Stamper Every Day Life Stamp Set ( I took 3 different sayings and masked them to get my sentiment)
Pink Ink studio G

Thank you so much for looking and don't forget I am offering a little candy... how can you win?
1.  leave me a comment telling me what is the similarity to my card from day 1? and leave a way for me to reach you!
2.  you don't have to be a follower, but if you are make sure you leave me a second comment telling me this!  Would love for you to join me!!!

Winner will be announced on October 16th, so you have plenty of time to see all of the posts and to leave your comments.
Thank you so very much for joining me this weekend and I hope you had fun, make sure you continue hopping on to see what the lovely Laura has made for you today!!!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Boy/Girl Blog Hop Day 1

Hello everyone and welcome to the Boy/Girl Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from Ashley's wonderful blog you are on the right track... if you want to start from the beginning make sure you head over to the wonderful Becky's blog from Becky's Sweet Creations.  There will be lots of yummy candy along the way so make sure you stop and leave a comment on everyone's posts!  Also make sure you come back for Day 2! 

 My post for day 1 is a cute little card I made welcoming my new little nephew to the world...







To make this card I used:
white, blues, cream and yellow basic cardstock
MPS Everyday life stamp set "Welcome Baby"
Stampin' Up! Ink
Baby Steps and Alphalicious Cartridges
I Rock Tool and blue gems

Now onto the yummy part of my post for today's hop... I have a fun chipboard book, some quick quotes, and chipboard accents for one lucky person reading this post!

  How to win:
1. leave a comment on this blog, with a way to reach you
2. you don't have to be a follower to win but I sure would love it! (And if you are a follower make sure you leave a second comment telling me you are one! )
3. leave a comment on tomorrow's post for another chance to win and enjoy the hop!!!
From here please go to the very talented Laura and see what wonderful work she has to share with you!

Winner will be announced on October 16th, so you have plenty of time to see all of the posts and to leave your comments.
Thank you so much!
Happy Crafting and remember to come back for Day2!
Lisa

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Pumpkin Home Decor!!!

Hello everyone!  Quick reminder to join me and the rest of Becky's Sweet Creations DT this weekend for a fun boy/girl blog hop... there will be some goodies along the way so check back here on Saturday!!! 

Ok, and onto today's post: I am sharing a fun little Halloween Home Decor that I have made for challenges as well as for my own amusement!


Materials Used:
Canvas ( actually it was scrapped canvas that had some orange already painted around the edges and worked perfectly for this project!  love when that happens! )
Black, orange, green, and yellow cardstock
White gel pen
Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut
Peachy Keen In Stiches 1 1/8 "
Black Tuxedo Ink
I-Rock Tool and Gems
Black Ribbon
Scrap Orange Organza

Challenges I am entering this into are: ( stop by all of their sites to see what others have created! )
My Craft Spot - Too Cute to Spook
Fantabulous Cricut - Pumpkin Time
Scrapalicious USA - Hang It Up

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave me comments I really appreciate them!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Christmas Fun Super Early!

Hello!  So lately there have been seeing some fun Holiday challenges and although I know it is much too early to start thinking about Christmas I just couldn't wait to break out some holiday spirit and play along!  Enjoy!


Materials Used:
brads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Versa Mark Ink
Dabber
Making Memories Mistletoe scraps for all of the papers

I was so happy with the way this card turned out!  Sometimes you get an idea in your head and it just works itself out, plus using scraps is always fun!  Here are the challenges I'm entering this into:

Inking It Up - Holiday Card Challenge
My Pink Stamper - Christmas Card Challenge

Make sure you stop by to see what others have created and have some early holiday fun yourself!
Happy Crafting! And don't forget about the blog hop I'm in this weekend!!!
Lisa

Reminder: Boy/Girl Blog Hop This Sat. and Sun!

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to let everyone know in advance that I will be in a fun blog hop this weekend, so make sure you mark it on your calendars to make sure to stop by for some fun... and there may be some goodies involved *wink wink*!

Monday, October 3, 2011

DT challenge at Becky's Sweet Creations!

Hello everyone and welcome to another DT challenge from over at Becky's Sweet Creations!!!  Make sure you stop by to see what other Design Team members have made for you this week!

The challenge was to use red, orange, and yellow... so here is my take...








Materials Used:
Cheerful Seasons Catridge
Songbird Cartridge
Creative Memories Oval Cut template
Martha Stewart Glitter
Twinery Twine
Acetate
Xyron

Thank you so much for looking and don't forget to see what the others have in store for you this week here!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Leaves for Challenges!

Hello and welcome to another fun card made for more challenges!

  
Materials Used:
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page
Peachy Keen Stamps Face in Stiches
Almost Coa Coa Stampin Up! Ink
Jolee's Iron On Bling
I-Rock Tool
Sentiment from MPS Everyday Life

Challenges I am entering this in are:
Annabelle stamps - sketch challenge
Beary Sweet Challenge - Free For All
Peachy Keen Challenge - Face it Fri. leaves

Thank you so very much for your time and comments, I love them all!  Make sure you see what others have made for the above challenges!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Ok I know I'm a bit late on wishing you all a happy world card making day, but I was able to get some creating done today!  woo hoo!  So now I get to share some of that with you!  Here is a card I am entering into several challenges and one design team call:



I had a ton of fun making this Halloween Card... It is simple card that gives off a whole lot of attitude. First I started with plain black cardstock and ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique using my Cuttlebug swirls A2 card.  What's that fun stuff on the bottom of my card? Cheese cloth!!!  Isn't that so much fun?!  I happened to have some sitting in my craft/dinning room for a different craft that I haven't gotten around to doing and I thought why not attach it to a card?!  I gave it a little tug here and there and frayed it a little on the ends.  I used Scotch quick dry adhesive to attach it and viola!  I used ribbon from my stash, a little cut out tag from quick quotes and attached to white cardstock with my sentiment from Imaginisce snag em stamps.  I added some I-Rock bling on the sides of the tag, and Mr. S the skeleton is from the Happy Hauntings Cartridge!


Now onto the Design Team Call I am entering this into: *drum roll inserted here*

My Craft Spot is having a Design Team Call!!! 
I am a huge fan of her beautiful crinkle ribbon and she also has some fantastic stamps!!!  Did I mention she has some yummilicious twine too?!  You have to stop by here to check out her wonderful products, and then go here to see what others have created for her DT Call and for you to get in it as well.

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween/Fall Challenge
Really Reasonable Ramblings - Challenge #33 Halloween
Paper Cutz Challenge - #111 shake rattle and roll but keep it cute
Cricut - World Card - Making Day Contest
Thank you so very much for stopping by and for all of the wonderful comments you leave for me, it really makes my day/night to read them!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa