Monday, April 30, 2012

Another post, the crafty juices are flowing!

Hello!  This is my final post for today... can you believe I did 3?!  Love it!  Anywho, I wanted to squeeze this last post in which is based on a LO sketch for Design by Diana: It's my blogiversary!  Here was my take on the sketch:

Materials Used:
Paper: Imaginisce, Amy Tangerine
Title: Maya Road
Brads: Maya Road
Crayola Sticker
Recollections Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great night!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

This Card Just makes me Happy + My Winner!!!!

I have a new card to share that I am really Happy with!  I just love the way it turned out!!!  I'm not tooting my horn I'm just really proud of my work!


Materials Used:
Paper: Kraft and The Paper Studio
Stamps: Fiskars, PTI, and TPC Studio
Inks: Memento and Colorbox
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Brad: Recollections
Other: Flower, corsage pins, paper clip

I am so excited to enter this into the following challenges:

Virginia's Shop Challenge - Use creative prompts ( I used the kraft, paper ribbon, nature theme, and layering of the sentiment )

Case Study Challenge - Use the designers card for inspiration ( loved this card!!! Thank you! )

Kraft Journal Make it Monday Challenge - Use a Sketch

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes


Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by to see me today!  Have a great day!



Now onto my winner....

First, I want to give a huge thank you to all of you who stop by with such wonderful comments and encouragement it really means a lot to me!!!  My crafting has grown substantially since I have found blogger, thanks to all of your inspiration, tips and tricks.  Now onto the winner of my Giveaway, which was picked by Mister Random, and he chose:


The Winning # is....


#14!!!

Anitas Craft Corner!!!! Yay!!!!
Congratulations Anita please send me an email with your address at lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Thank you again!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sketches In Thyme Challenge LO

I was really in the mood to get some LO's done when I came across the double LO sketch challenge over at Sketches In Thyme and I was inspired instantly! ( I just love when that happens! )  So here is what I made using their sketch:




Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Paper Studio, Quick Quotes, Making Memories, and Paper Layerz
I Rock Tool and Gems
Cricut Cartridges: Cuttin' Up and Once Upon A Time
Martha Stewart Glitter
Xyron Adhesive
Rub-On Journal
Recollections Pen

Thank you so very much for stopping by and later today I will be picking my winner so best of luck to you!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, April 29, 2012

CAS-Fridays Challenge Entry + Last Chance Giveaway today!!!

**Today is the last day to enter my giveaway so make sure you click on my sidebar!!!

This weeks challenge at CAS-ual Fridays #50 is to make a clean and simple card with trees and or flowers... Here was my take:



Materials Used:
Stamps Wooden: Studio G and Fun Stamps, Clear: Technique Tuesdays
Memories and Colorbox
Ribbon
Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls

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

Last Day to Enter My Giveaway!!!

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter your name for my giveaway on my sidebar...  Included are some Penny Black, Technique Tuesday, Colorbox, Martha Stewart, some flocking and embossing powders, and much more would love to see your name added before midnight tonight!  Winner will be announced tomorrow!!!  Best of luck and hopefully I'll be able to get back with another post before today is through!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Challenge Card + Last Chance Giveaway!!!

Hello!!!  This is a reminder that my Big Giveaway Ends on Sunday so hurry and put your name in the linky for your chance to win some Penny Black Stamps, Technique Tuesdays, embossing powders, flocking and much much more just click on my sidebar picture or scroll down!  Best of luck and thank you to all of you who have entered!!!

Now onto my post for today...  There was a color challenge at the Play Date Cafe and since I just received my Market Street Stamps I  couldn't wait to play with them so I put the two together and came up with this:


Materials Used
Market Street Stamps
Sharpie Ultra Fine
Glitter Gel Pen
Memento, Memories, and Colorbox Mixed Media Ink Used
Brad - Recollections

I am also entering this into the Market Street Stamps Block Party!!!  Woo hoo!! Run over to join in on their fun too!

Make sure you stop back by tomorrow for my new post of this upcoming challenge with The Getting Scrappy Team!  Thanks again!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, April 27, 2012

Guest Deisgner for Inking It Up Crazy!!!

Hello and welcome to my Guest Designer post for Inking It Up Crazy With Kassidy!!!  I am so excited to be here and for you to be joining me!  Since the Easter season has just passed us I thought now would be a great time to get some of those photos printed and in my scrapbook.  Here is a look at the double LO I have made:



Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Paper Studio, Martha Stewart, and Stampin Up!
Journal Tag Studio 112
Title's made out of We R Memory Keepers 4 X 6 Paper Pads
EK Success Edge Punch
Studio 112 Stamps
Stampin Up! Decorative Ornaments ( Easter Eggs )
Ink: Memento, and Memories
Glossy Accents
Sharpie Pens
White Gel Pen
Jolee's Stickers
Metal Hinge
White Brads
* Layout Design inspired by Scrapbook Etc. 2011 April magazine

Thanks so much for stopping by and a BIG thank you to Kassidy for letting me Guest Design on your page for a day!!!




I am also entering this into the Burlap and Buttercups Challenge: Use 5 different patterned paper on your project. 

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Glitter Die Cuts

Today's post is showing my take on this weeks Make It Monday #63 at Papertrey Ink: Glitter Die Cuts!  Make sure you stop over there to see the little video for more inspiration and to join in on the fun!!!


Materials Used:
Papertrey Ink Mega Mehndi Medallion Stamp Set
PTI Ink: Canyon Clay
Memento Ink
Memories Ink
Fiskars Clear Sentiment
Corner Rounder

Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to enter your name in for a chance to win my candy it ends this weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PTI Squeezing It In!

Ok so I have just barely met the deadline to squeeze this card into this months PTI release challenge!!!  Here was my take:





Materials:
PTI - Stitches and Swirls
Colorbox White Ink
Rub-on Sentiment
White Ribbon

This isn't my favorite card, but I really wanted to take part in the challenge... sometimes what you see in your head doesn't always work out as well on paper... Thanks for taking the time to stop by and best of luck to all who entered this challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

PS- check out my post tom. when I am a Guest Designer for Inking It Up Crazy With Kassidy!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Virginia's View...

Sadly this is the last Virginia's View Challenge, but don't worry Virginia isn't going anywhere she is just busier than ever!  ( Have you seen some of her work?!  It's amazing!!! )  Anywho, here is what I came up with for her challenge:





Materials Used:
Martha Stewart Clear Stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Stain
Mini Mister
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cutterbee Scissors
PTI Sentiment Stamp
Colorbox White Chalk Ink
Glitter Liner

Thanks so much and don't forget to enter your name for a chance at my candy... There are lots of things in it for every stamper to love!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here Comes the Sun...

A Blog Named Hero has a wonderful challenge to use a window in your card... so here is my take...


Materials:
Hero Arts Blooming Meadow
MFT sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Memento Ink
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Button - American Crafts
Twine from the Twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, April 20, 2012

Be You... Krafty Style

**For my giveaway click here!

Happy Friday!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Today I am sharing a card I made for the Kraft Journal Challenge: Use Your Stash...

Materials Used:
Kraft cardstock - from my stash
Butterfly images - My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Stamps
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Close To Coacoa Stampin Up, and Memento
Corner rounder

I just love the Technique Tuesday sentiments... you can't see it clearly in the picture but there is small writing under the be you sentiment and it says... " that fantastic, incredible, wonderful, amazing person that you are " So cute!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Little PTI Love

**For my giveaway click here!

Hello!  Today I am here to share a little Thank You card using some PTI products for a fun challenge at A Passion For Papertrey!  And who doesn't love some PTI?!


Materials Used:
PTI - Stitches and Swirls Stamp Set
American Crafts Sentiment Clear Stamp
My Minds Eye Miss Caroline butterfly stamp
Fiskars - dragon fly stamp image
Ink: PTI - simply chartreuse, Colorbox, and Memento
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Watercolor Pencils

I am also sending this into the Create CARDS Challenge, (edited: ) and the DL. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back here soon!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspired by Challenges

Hello!  For my giveaway click here... Today I'm excited to share a card that I've been wanted to make based on two fun challenges.  When I saw the challenges I knew I wanted to do both, but the more I looked at them the more I wanted to incorporate them together.  First I want to share pictures of the two challenges, so you can see what I drew my inspiration from...

From the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

From Skipping Stones Design


And here is what I made:

Materials Used:
Paper: Stampin Up!
Hero Arts Bird Stamps
Memento Ink
SmoochGlitz ( I just had to add glitter the more I looked at it, hehehe! )
Dollar Stamp for sentiment
Brads
American Crafts Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Getting Sketchy New Challenge

For My Giveaway click here!

Welcome to a new Getting Sketchy Challenge!!!  You have two weeks to enter this challenge: pennants and banners on your LO's ( Must also include at least one Cricut/SVG cut ).  Here was my LO:



( look at the awesome paper airplanes my hubby drew for me and I fussy cut! )


Materials Used:
Paper: Martha Stewart and Stampin Up!
Twine from the Twinery
Buttons: American Crafts
Cartridges: George and Basic Shapes and Create a Critter
Ribbon
Circle Punch and EK success Edge Punch

Thanks so much for looking and I hope to see you in the challenge!!!  Remember there is an awesome prize to win from Paper Issues!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Operation Write Home

** Check out my giveaway on the sidebar ---> thanks!

Hello!  Today I am here sharing a card I've made for the latest Operation Write Home Blog hop.  Operation Write Home is a wonderful program that supplies cards for soldiers overseas to be able to still send friends and family cards.  You can go to their website to find out how you can donate your talents for this great cause too!  The blog hop was called Make 'Em Laugh so here is my cutesy/funny card that I will be sending off...


Yep I did some more masking and I'm very happy with it!!!

Materials Used:
Penny Black Stamp
Fiskars Clear Sentiment Stamp
Colored Pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cloud masks made using Create A Critter Cartridge
Stampin' Up Marker
Cutterbee Scissors
Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will take a minute to learn more about Operation Write Home!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Opposites Attract

Ok when I wrote that title I totally had a flash back of dancing in my parents' front room to Paula Abdul Opposites Attract...  hehehe!  Anywho... I am here to share a card I made for several challenges that really inspired me this week:



Materials Used:
PTI :Mega Mehndi Medallion, and Canyon Clay Ink
Martha Stewart Clear Stamps
Fiskars Birthday Sayings Clear Stamps
Glimmer Mist
Heart Brad
Paper Piercer
George Basic Shapes Cartridge

I wanted to get a close up of the flower, which I made with various diecut hearts.  I cut them at 3 different sizes after stamping my paper with the Mehndi Medallion.  I then spritzed them with Glimmer Mist and molded them with my fingers.  Once they dried I pierced them and added a brad to the center. 

The color choice for this card is not something I would normally go with, but I loved the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge with using opposite colors on the color-wheel and this is where my paper took me!

Challenges I am entering this into are
PTI - Make It Monday - Make a flower from another diecut
CAS-ual Fridays - Opposites
Simon Says Stamp - Flowers

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you enter your name for my blog candy!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, April 12, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day Just Around the Corner!

For my giveaway go here!

Where are you going to be on National Scrapbooking Day?  I know where I will be at home in my comfy clothes getting my scrapping on in all kinds of challenges... and right now National Scrapping Book Day blog site has already started with some awesome giveaways... head here for your chance!  Have a great day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hero Arts Card

If you are looking for my Giveaway go here.

Hello!  If you haven't heard there is a new challenge blog for Hero Arts and it is superb go check A Blog Named Hero out, this is my entry for their first challenge:


Materials:
Sweet Moments Hero Arts Clear Stamps
Twinkle Watermark Stamp Pad by Colorbox ( if you don't have it you need it, do you see that shine???)
Clear Embossing Powder
Snickerdoodle Embossing Powder by Colorbox ( it really SMELLS like Snickerdoodles!!! )
Twine from the Twinery
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Circle Diecuts from my scrap bag

I am also entering this into the Love To Crop Challenge: Say What? Say Anything!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Quilted LO

Hello!!!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  For my BIG giveaway go here... and now onto today's share...  I made this LO for the burlap and buttercups challenge - make a paper quilt...


Materials:
Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Glimmer Mists
Technique Tuesday Sentiment stamps
Memories Black Ink
Independence Day Cartridge ( stars )
Ribbon
Heat Gun
Star brads - recollections
Twine - the Twinery
 Black Pen

I am also entering this into the Quick Quotes Grid Challenge!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get the Easter pictures scrapbooked and entered into the Getting Scrappy Challenge - you just need to have eggs and a cricut/svg cut somewhere on there!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Star brads

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Peachy Sweet Thank You Card

** Big Blog giveaway going on now... make sure you enter your name (click here )!

Happy Easter Weekend!!!  I wanted to share a card I've made today for some fun challenges:
Materials Used:
SRM Sticker
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Peachy Keen In Stiches Stamp
Stickles
Once Upon A Princess Cartridge
Sticky Doos
Memories Black Ink

I am entering this into:

Peachy Keen Challenge #1 make a project with Peach and Peachy Keen goodness!
My Creative Time: Throwback Thursday - use any cartridge and any project!
Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop Challenge - think happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Pretty Little Spring...

Hello!  I am here with a pretty little card I made using a new MFT stamp... she's just so cute!



Materials Used:
 Paper: Stampin Up! Scraps from my scrap bag ( love it! )
MFT Stamp
PTI Mat 5 Stamp
Ink: PTI, Memories, and Colorbox
Watercolored Pencils
Glossy Accents
Heart Brad
Sticky Doos
Circle Punch
Dark Green Marker Sharpie
Ribbon

I am entering this into the Lawnscaping Challenge : add a little color!
And the Sketch Challenge at The Craft's Meow: follow the sketch!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

PS - Don't forget about my big giveaway... scroll down for more info!!!
PPS - Don't forget about the Getting Scrappy Challenge going on right now too!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Giveaway Time!!! *This is BIG*

Hello, hello, hello and welcome!  Whether this is your first time here or if you are a regular I'm so happy you are here and you will be too, because I have some wonderful candy to share with one lucky winner!  I am celebrating my first publication ever in Scrap N Art Magazine and I now have over 10,000 pageviews!!!  So as a way to thank all of you for your endless encouragement, inspiration, and nonstop creativity I wanted to offer some candy....


Yummy Right???  In here you will find some Martha Stewart, Penny Black, Colorbox, Technique Tuesday,and more stamps, flocking, sparkly fluff, ink, embossing powder, and much more!!!

Now how can you win? Follow these simple rules:

1) You do not have to be a follower, if you like my work I would be honored if you would, but I don't want to make people follow me I want you to be here because you want to be!
2) You must copy and post a picture of my candy with a link back to my blog on your blog... if you don't have a blog then please post this on your fb and leave a comment with a link showing me you did this.
3) Add your name to the linky below and leave me a little comment saying hello!
*This giveaway is only open to continental US residents, so sorry but shipping costs right now are a real bummer!  Thanks for understanding!

Easy Peasy!!!   You have until April 29th, 2012 to enter... winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Monday April 30th.
Happy Crafting!
Lisa


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Marry Me...

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I hope you are having a good one so far!  I am here to share a card I made for this weeks CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - use a song for inspiration!  So I chose the ever popular "Marry Me" by Train... and here is what I came up with:

Materials used:
Cuttle bug A2 Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Wedding clear stamps set
Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Embossing Pad
Memories Black Ink
Colored Paper: DCWV shimmer stack
Recollections gem
White Satin Ribbon
Zots

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!  On a side note I have reached over 10000 page views!!! eeeeee!!!! so excited!  So I will be posting a giveaway on Friday, so make sure you stop back by!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Generational Stamping

Hello!  Today I am here to share a card that I made for some challenges as well as for practical use...



Materials Used:
Everything PTI unless otherwise noted
Ink: Canyon Clay and Simply Chartreuse
Stitches and Swirls Stamp Set
Mat Stack 5
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

I used generational stamping for this card and I love the effect!  Challenges I am entering this into are:
PTI - Make It Monday #60
Whimsical Designs: Celebrate Spring
Lily Pad Cards - Flowers Challenge
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and as always...
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Scraps are all you need...

Hello! Today I wanted to share a card I made from paper in my scraps bag and a toilet paper roll! ( I throw any and all usable paper from other projects that are smaller into a clear bag so I can easily see what's inside! )  This card was made based on a challenge over at the Moxie Fab World - use your scraps!


Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: all scraps
Toilet paper roll
MPS Everyday Life Sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Perfect Pearl Mists in Gold
Tim Holtz Embossing Pad
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Gun

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, April 2, 2012

My First Publication!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello all of my wonderful crafty friends!!!  I have just popped in to let you all know that one of my works has been selected for the May 2012 Scrap N Art Magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am just tickled pink, since I have just recently gotten up the courage to even start submitting some projects for publication!  Thank you to all of you for the encouragement with your kind words and stopping by to see my works it means the world!  So make sure you stay on the lookout for the May issue of Scrap N Art Magazine for an article featuring one of my works!!!






PS - I'm almost to 10,000 page views so  keep your eyes open for a NICE prize pack....

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Getting Sketchy Challenge - Eggstra Special!!!

Hello!  Welcome to another wonderful Sunday with a Getting Sketchy Challenge!!!  Woo hoo!!! I just love these challenges!  Plus if you join us you get a chance to win....A Prize pack from Paper Issues!!! (It's so yummy, and I am totally jealous of you challengers out there who get a chance to win! )  You also get a discount just for being a reader so make sure you stop by Amanda's to get your code... trust me you'll want one!

The challenge this time around is Eggs!!!  Make sure you have some eggs on your project...  Here is my take:





Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page
Cricut Cartridges: Easter Seasonal and Stretch Your Imagination
Embossing folders by Sizzix, Cuttlebug, and LD
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Stains
Blending pad
Twine from the Twinery
Ribbon
Hole Punch
Pen: Sharpie
Scotch ATG and Paper Studio Foam squares, as well as 3L photo squares

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to Amanda's for more information on this challenge and to see what the rest of the DT has to inspire you with!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa