Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Crafting Inspiration!

Hello everyone!  Today I am posting a fun birthday card inspired by the wonderful and extreamly talented Virgina from Yes, Virgina.  If you have never seen any of her work or her blog before then you must click here to see it right away, because you will be amazed!  I found her earlier this year and I am so very thankful I did.  Not only is she a true crafting inspiration, but she is very kind and always makes time to acknowledge her fellow crafters super fans with encouragement and inspiration!  Thank you so very much Virgina and Happy Birthday!


Materials Used:
Stamps were given to me by Virgina in a previous winning ( love them! )
I-Rock Tool and Gems
Twinery Twine
Glossy Accents

Thank you for looking and make sure you stop over by her page as well!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, November 21, 2011

Little Tom Turkey Challenge Card!

Hello everyone!!!  In anticipation of a delicious Thanksgiving I made this fun little card for some awesome challenges:




Isn't he fun?  I wanted to make something different, and while eating dinner ( don't askme why this thought came during diner ) I thought it would be fun to make something that looks like the feathers on the chest of the turkey, and so I punched a bunch of circles out of scrap paper I had left over from my DCWV sketch challenge...

Materials Used:
Paper layerz for the paper on the turkey ( love this stuff! )
Create a Critter Cartridge
Circle punch
scrap paper
brad
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Challenges I am entering this into are:
Crafty Sprouts - Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs - Happy Turkey Day
More Than Favors Wacky Wed. - Thanksgiving theme
Paper Cutz - Let's Talk Turkey

Thank you so much and make sure you stop by those pages to see what others have created!

Happy Crafting!!!
Lisa

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paper Ornament

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving week!!!  Can't you just taste the turkey now?  Speaking of turkey I have a fun card to share with you later in the day or maybe tomorrow to celebrate that yummy little guy... but alas I digress...
Today I am sharing with you a fun vintage ornament that I made this weekend for our DT challenge over at Becky's Sweet Design Team:




I love this don't you?!  It was fairly easy to make too... just cut strips of paper 6" X 1/2" 20 of them, punch holes 1/8" of the way down top and bottom of each strip, use wire ( I used floral wire that I had lying around ) cut at 2", loop the wire in the middle and put two ends through all of the top holes and separate the ends of the wire (to keep all of the strips on), make another looped wire for all of the bottom holes to go through and do the same.  Slowly pull from the bottom strip of paper strip by strip until you have pulled all of them out and keep working with them to from the ball shape.  Once it is formed it should stay like that.  Viola!

Materials Used:
Tim Holtz idea-ology Season's paper pack ( thanks mom! )
ribbon from really reasonable ribbon
floral wire
beads from my stash

Hope you have enjoyed and feel free to ask any questions in my comments below!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, November 18, 2011

November LO for many occasions!!!

Hello everyone!  Where have I been? Well... being a mom, babysitter, wife, birthday cake maker, and card maker... well let's just say I've been busy hehehe!  So I wanted to share a LO I made for this weeks DT challenge at Becky's Sweet Creations ( sorry I'm so late, thanks Becky for understanding!!! ) based on the DCWV Novemeber Stack-a-holic template challenge...





And here is my take...



I used the Halloween and Fall Value Stack from DCWV ( LOVE IT!!! )
Harvest Gathering Embellishment Stack from DCWV
I-Rock Tool
I-Rock Bling

I am waiting until after Thanksgiving and hoping to get a great family picture then to put on it!  Thank you so very much for stopping by and please stop by and see what the other DT memebers have created this week!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, November 7, 2011

DT challenge Tri-fold card

Hello and welcome to another DT challenge with Becky's Sweet Creations DT!  This week we were challenged to make tri-fold cards so here was my take...



  
Materials Used:
Birthday Extravaganza from The Paper Studio
Emma's Sweet Creations - XL Label Borders
Word Stamps from Paper Studio
Green ink from Memento


Thank you so very much for looking and any comments you leave for me I love reading them all!  
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mr. Mailman and his tiding of my scrapbooking joy!!!

Woo hoo!!!  I love when the mailman comes bearing new scrapbooking yumminess!  Yesterday he delivered my winnings from Emma's My Creative Time blog hop and my Craft - e - Corner Halloween Contest...



Don't these all look so yummy?!  I'm soooo excited!  Thank you so very much for my fun new products and if you want some yourself stop by their pages to place your orders too!

Craft-e-corner and My Creative Time

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Over the Edge CAS Challenge Card

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I made for CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - Over the edge!  I loved this challenge, so make sure you stop by to see what the others have made!



Materials Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut
Flowers and button from my stash
Twine from the Twinery
Paper from DCWV Linen stack
House of Mouse Stamp
Watercolor pencils
Distressed around the image with a nail file
Shiny brown cardstock from my scraps

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me some sweet comments!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

DT post - Flip Card

Hello everyone!!! Today I am sharing a card I made for this weeks DT challenge - to make a flip card!  This is the first time I have every made one, and I think it's growing on me.  I am not very good using an exacto knife ( actually it was my hubbys hehehe! Thanks Brian! ), so it took a little practice for me to cut the middle part right.  I do love the way it swings when you open it up, so I might have to make more of these in the future...




Materials Used:
Recollection Stamp set
Green Ink from Memories
Christmas Cartridge
Red Stickles
Martha Stewart branch punch
Paper from scraps

Thank you so much and have a great day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Exciting News.... And a Birthday Card Challenge!

Hello everyone! First, I would like to start off by thanking all of you who voted for me on the craft-e-corner's Halloween Crafting Contest!  I am beyond thrilled that I won with all of your support, so thank you again!  You can see my full entry post here.

Now onto today's post which is a birthday card I made for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge- use a birthday sentiment on the front of your card...

(Sorry this pic. didn't turn out very well so the sentiment is hard to read! )


Materials Used:
Stampin' Up! Ink Close to Cocoa
Stampin' Up! circle stamp
Imaginisce Snag em stamp (sentiment with a birthday gift in the middle )
Twine from the Twinery
Jolee's Iron On Bling
I-Rock Tool
Kraft Cardstock and patterned paper from scraps

Thank you so very much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!  Be on the look out for my next Becky's Sweet Creations DT post!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa