Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Star of a Father

Hello everyone!  Today I'm swinging by to share my star card for Father's Day... not sure which dad will get this one, but I like the way it turned out! 


Materials used:
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Paper: Fine and Dandy
Twine from the Twinery
Sentiment (typed)
Brads: Recollections
Sticky Doos

I am entering this into:
Lilypad  Cards: Simon Says Stamp Presents a Star Challenge ( one of their last challenges ever! : ( )
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lots O Challenges!

Hello and thank you for stopping by my crafty "niche" of the world... yes lame I know, but I enjoy my own humor every now and then... and onto today's share...





Materials Used:
Kraft Cardstock by Coredinations
Basic White and Peach Cardstock
Stamps: PTI and Market Street Stamps
Ink: PTI and Memento
Brads: Recollections
Ribbon

This lovely pocket card was made with many challenges in mind:

PTI : Make it Monday Pocket Cards

Ribbon Carousel Challenge: Pintrest Inspiration

YCU Challenge #10: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Whew!  Make sure you head over to all of those wonderful blogs to see what others have created!  Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to join us for the Getting Scrappy Challenge: Girlie, you have until this coming Saturday the 2nd!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Two for One

I'm baaaack!!! hehehe!  I have one more card to share for two challenges:


Materials Used:
Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: unkown all from a wedding set that I have had for over 6 years
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loop
Dye Ink: Memories
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Brad: The Paper Studio

I made this for the following challenges:
The Craft's Meow: based on May's Sketch

Frosted Designs: Wedding Theme

You still have time to enter these challenges too, so go join in on the fun!  Don't forget about the Getting Scrappy Challenge: make a girlie LO for a chance at the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa


One more idol entry... I just couldn't help myself!

I just received some of the cutest Alley Way Stamps (check more out here!) and had the perfect idea for one more card for the gallery idol contest... I am normally not one to hand write on the front of my cards, but I just couldn't get the stamp I had to stamp clearly, so I am hoping it looks ok and more cutesy than sloppy!


Materials:
Paper: Quick Quotes
The Alley Way Stamp
Memento chalk ink
Colorbox White Ink
Studio Calico Cloud Chipboards
Twine from the Twinery
White Gel Pen and Black fine tip pen
Perfect Pearls Blueberry Glimmer Mist

Thanks for stopping by, and be on the lookout for my GD post tomorrow for Shop Pumpkin Spice!!! Yay!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge

Hello and Happy Memorial Weekend!!!  I am stopping in to share a card I made for the Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge...



Materials Used:
Hero Arts Stamp
Memories Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
I-Rock tool and gems
Ribbon

I used the negative diecut scrap that I had from a previous project to use as a template to get the stamp and colors to show in circular spots!  I love the look!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, May 25, 2012

Last of my Gallery Idol Entries... well maybe...

Just a quick post to pop in and share the last of my Gallery Idol Entries... well at least for now, unless I get another bolt of creative ideas shooting to my brain before the 28th hehehe!


Materials:
Nifty Fifty Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle and DCWV
Gems : Recollections
Stamp: MFT


Materials:
Stamps: dollar spot at Michaels, chevrons: Market Street Stamps, sentiment: MPS
Stampin Up Marker
Ink: Memento and Memories
SmoochGlitz
Glossy Accents



Materials:
Paper: coredinations
Stamps: bike: Market Street Stamps, Sentiment: mixture of The Paper Studio and Technique Tuesdays
Ink: Memories
Gelly Pen
Brads: Recollections


Materials:
Scotch Sticky notes
Fountain pen
Scotch quick dry adhesive
Ink: Memories
Stamps: The Paper Studio
Crayola Crayons

My fourth and final card is suppose to look like a refrigerator... so I hope that came across hehehe!  I just thought, you know my mom always put things up on her fridge when I did something great or even not so great in my eyes, but that she was proud to display, and I hang all of my son's artwork up on my fridge ( and even on this card fridge ) as a sign of encouragement so I thought why not make a card into one?
Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to all who threw their cards into the Gallery Idol!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Challenge!

Hello!  Yikes, I just realized it has been a while since I've been around!  Well normally I do a lot of my crafting on the weekends, but this past weekend I went to Rock on the Range with my hubby along with running other errands and well the weekend kind of got away, but I still had a blast!  And don't worry I've been doing some crafting through out this week, but all of those goodies that have to say hush hush for now, hehehe!  So here is this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Card:


The challenge was all about using your punches, so I had fun with my circle punch... For an awesome video on how I learned to do this go here and watch the amazing Laura Bassen work her magic!

Materials Used:
Circle Punch EK Success
Paper: Quick Quotes
American Crafts Clear Stamp sentiment
PTI Mega Mehndi Stamp Set
Ink: Memento and PTI
Ribbon

Happy Crafting and don't worry I should get some good crafting in this weekend so I can have much more to share with you next week!  PS - Don't forget about the Getting Scrappy Challenge Happening right now... it's totally girlie and there is one awesome prize (need I say Tim Holtz?!) !!!
Lisa

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Getting Scrappy Challenge!!! Totally Girly!

Hello and welcome to this weeks Getting Scrappy Challenge!!! yay!!!  This month's challenges are sponsored by the wonderful Ginger Snap Scraps with the Tim Holtz Spring Inks!!!  So make sure you play along this week for your chance to win... Now onto my take on the Girlie Challenge:



Supplies used:
Cricut Cartridge: Hannah Montana
Paper: DCWV stacks: Nana's Nursery, The Jewel Stack, All About Girls, Linen Closet, and The Halloween and Fall (whew! how's that for using some stacks? hehehe!)
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Twine from the Twinery
Black Sharpie Pen
Martha Stewart Glitter
Glue Pen

I am also entering this into the May Stackaholic Challenge at DCWV... Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating for the Getting Scrappy Challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mini Masterpiece Challenge

Hello!  I'm stopping by quickly to share my mini masterpiece for a challenge over at Bits and Pieces!






Supplies Used:
Sticky notes for masking
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stamps: Penny Black, Technique Tuesdays
Jolee's Iron On Bling

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Clean and Simple Challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Emma!!!

Hello!  I am so happy that I was able to get this card made in time for the Birthday Challenge over at My Creative Time!!!  This is her birthday month and I def. wanted a chance to play along... here is the card I made just for her:


Materials Used:
Once Upon A Princess Cartridge
Paper: The Paper Studio and Paperlayerz
White Gel Pen
Twine from the Twinery
Peachy keen stamps ( her little nose and mouth )

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderfully Happy day too!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, May 14, 2012

Simple Stories LO

I have been in love with the Simple Story line Baby Steps since the moment I first saw it!  The colors, the designs, all of the fun element papers that are with it too!  Just the cutest!  So I am very proud to share my LO made for their 2 part challenge all about the elements:







( I did a lot of fussy cutting with the Simple Stories Coordinating Elements! So cute! )
Materials Used:
All paper: Simple Stories Baby Steps
Flowers: Maya Rd. and from my stash
Twine: Twinery
Pearls: Recollections
Brads: Recollections
Pop Dots
Corsage Pin and I added my own beads
Cricut Cartridge: Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes ( doilie and lace border )
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Ribbon
Button
Sharpie in brown

Thanks so very much for stopping by and for any comments you might leave for me I love reading them!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Super CAS card

This card is an ultimate CAS card, there is so much white space, but I love it! 



Materials Used:
Martha Stewart Scoreboard ( on the left side it is hard to see but I have scored 3 lines down the side and along the top )
Skipping Stone Design Stamp Set
Red Felt
Memories Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I am entering this into the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge and the Less is More Challenge this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Two for One Challenge Card! Plus look at the bottom for how you can win some TIm Holtz Distress Inks!

Hello!  I am here this morning to share this fun and super CAS card I made for the PTI - Make It Monday Challenge and The Play Date Cafe Challenge 131 (color challenge):


Here was the color challenge:


Materials Used:
Stamps: PTI Mat Stack 5, Fiskars clear stamps, and MPS sentiment
Ink: PTI and Memento
Ribbon
Paper: all scraps!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa


PS - Don't forget to enter the Getting Scrappy Challenge this week, for a chance to win Tim Holtz Distress Ink Set!!!  The challenge is : Let's Celebrate!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

SSD Sketch Challenge

Hello!  I'm here today with a card I made for Skipping Stones Design's sketch Challenge ( love their stamps if you don't know them yet you'll def. want to swing over there and see! )

Materials:

My Minds Eye Clear Stamps
Sentiment: Skipping Stones Design Stamp
PTI Swirls and Stitches Stamp
Studio G (little birdy stamp)
Ink: Colorbox: Mixed Media Ink, PTI, Memento Brown Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Circle and Flower Punch
Hemp ( for the bird nest )


And here is the sketch it was based on:
Go get your sketch on!  And thanks for stopping by!!!
Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gallery Idol... Encouragement

Hello!  I am very excited to share this card with you today that I am entering in the Gallery Idol!!!  If you don't know what Gallery Idol is then you are in for a papercrafting treat!  The first round challenge is to make Encouraging Cards... and here is my first entry:



Isn't she just so cute?!

Materials Used:
Paper: My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Collection
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Watercolor Pencils
Ribbon
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to all who are entering this year!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!!

Today's post is a birthday card that I finished last night to squeeze it into this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge, which is celebrating their birthday!!! yay!!! I just LOVE their challenges and I am so happy I was able to make something in time!  Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!!


Materials Used:
Stampin' Up Stamps
Twinkle Watermark Stamp Pad - Colorbox
Clear Embossing Powder
Memories Black Ink
Ribbon


Clean And Simple : Check!


Also posting for Scrapbook Boutiques New Challenge: photo inspiration!

(edited: I forgot to mention that I was adding this to the Scrapbook and Cards Today NSD challenge: Round a Corner! )
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Final NSD Challenge Entry #4

Woo hoo!!! Now you have seen all 4 of the LO's I was able to get done for some of the challenges held this weekend!  (You might see one or two more here or there as some of them don't end until the 10th or 11th!)

Here is my LO for The Creative Crop with Big Picture Class and Creating Keepsakes Challenge #4 use a twine technique!




Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you had a fun and wonderfully crafty weekend!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

NSD Challenge Entry #3

Here I am with my 3rd challenge entry!!!





I made this for the Fanciful Frame Challenge at Big Picture Class and Creating Keepsakes Challenge #1!

NSD Challenge Entry #2

Here is my entry #2 from yesterday's NSD fun!




I am entering this into:
Studio Calico - Getting Graphic: use shapes, Also for their triangle inspiration challenge ( do you see my triangles?

Basic Grey - Use any shape other than a square or rectangle

NSD challenge entry #1

Hello!  Today you are about to be bombarded with some uploads from me... as many of you know yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day, woo hoo!!!  My sweet hubby was kind enough to let me spend most of the day crafting away... sadly I didn't get as many projects done as I had originally hoped ( sometimes your brain just isn't processing as fast as you wish it would! ), but on a positive note I did learn some new techniques and I really did challenge myself!  Now it's time to upload all of my projects to share with you and what challenges they are being entered in...

Challenge Entry #1 ( My most favorite of all of the ones I did yesterday ):






I am entering this into:


The Big Picture Class and Creating Keepsakes NSD Challenge #10 - use any cast off object on your LO
- this was so fun to do... my cast off is a discarded clear backing to one of my clear stamp sets that I had recently bought... I stamped my saying and stars onto it with stazon black ink and added some silver stickles on it before overlaying it on my picture.

Frosted Designs - Using Strips of Paper - my pretty little flags up in the left corner are my strips!


Getting Scrappy's New Challenge!!!

Hello!  Welcome to a new challenge over at Getting Scrappy Challenges!!!  This week we are all about Celebrations!  Everyone has a celebration that they need to get in their scrapbooks so come join in on the fun... now onto my take:



Materials Used:
Basic George and Ribbons and Rosettes Cartridges
Paper: We R Memory Makers and Colorbok
Twine from the Twinery
Pearls by Recollection
Gems by Teressa Collins
Glimmer Mist in Blueberry
Shabby Chic Stamp Company ( Build A Cake )
Stickles
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loops
Watercolor Pencils

I saw the cute candles on another blog ( so sorry I can't think of who it was, but if it was you thank you for the wonderful inspiration and please feel free to claim it!!! )  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see your beautiful LO's over at Getting Scrappy Challenges!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa