Hello and Happy Middle of the week! yay! Today I have a two page layout I am excited to share with you! I was able to go to Archivers with my bestie Julie this past weekend and get some fun scrapping (really it's a lot of shopping, laughing, and munching... but I did squeeze in some crafting hehehe) done and this is one of the projects I finished while there! I am a CAS kind of girl and I that's what I tend to make with scrapbooking and cards... and this double is no different.
(This is totally an ooohhh and ahhh moment, isn't that feather gorgeous? LOVE these AC embellishments!)
I didn't make this with any challenges in mind ( mainly because I forgot to bring my paper with me that had a list and a copy of all of the various sketches out there ), but I am quite happy with just going on my own creative spirit... and lucky for me it's Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp! : )
Thanks for stopping by and as always Happy Crafting!
Hello! I know, I know I'm cutting it close, but I completely forgot that the hop was today so alas I was rushing to get in on it! I used the 10 min. craft Dash colors to inspire me as well... this card took 6 minutes and 56 seconds...
Whew! I'm just barely getting this posted in time for the CAS-ual Fridays black white and one color challenge! I made this last night and then felt so tired I just went and vegetated on the couch... forgetting to snap a picture! So I busted out my camera this morning and here we are...
Stamps: Hero Arts (flower), Paper Studio (thanks)
Chalk ( I was inspired to pull these bad boys out after the latest PC magazine)
Thanks for squeezing me in and have a fabulous rest of your day!
Hello! Today I am playing along with the Moxie Fab Camera Challenge, so I bust out a stamp set I hadn't used yet and some fun Amy Tangerine papers and got crafting...
Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine ( pssst - the blue and green are from the top tear off part in her 6 x6 paper pad! I LOVE that she decorated even the "throw away" part of the paper)
Stamps: American Crafts
Foam Pop Dots: Recollections
Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and have a fabulous rest of the day!
Good day friends! Today's post is a fun shabby chic card. I don't typically make shabby chic cards because I don't think I have mastered that style of card... I tend to be a more CAS graphic kind of girl, but I sure do love looking at shabby chic cards and drooling over their beauty so I hope I've done some justice with this card today...
Patterned Paper: MME
Dies: Fancy Label 1 (Inspired By Stamping) and Circle (Spellbinders)
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping
Ink: Memento (pink on circle), AMuse (light pink edging), and VersaMagic (brown on sentiment)
Ribbon: V's Sweet Ideas Crickle Ribbon in pink and a seafoam green ribbon from my stash (could get that seafoam green to really come through in the picture, sorry!)
Pins: The Girls Paperie (flag pin) and corsage pin
Flower: Inspired by Stamping
I used my new Fancy Label 1 Die ( Thank you so much JoAnna!) to make my own large label out of the cream paper by only cutting the top part of the die on both the bottom and top of the cream. I also used my new IBS Cute Circles Stamp set, and my double bow was made after I watched a fun tutorial made by Joanna at IBS! I kept my design a little more simple, but that seems to just be my style, and I thank you so much for stopping by to check this out!
Hello and Happy Wednesday!!! I'm sharing a card that I've made based on three different challenges. I love when I can combine challenges into one end result, it's so much fun! The challenges are as follows:
Hello and welcome to the second challenge at Cards in Envy! First I would like to thank all of you who took the time to play in our first challenge, we had so much fun creating with that sketch and we can see that you did too! Today's sketch is a theme: dots and or stripes...
Patterned Paper: MME
Stamps: MME and PTI
Ink: PTI and VersaMark
I also have a winner to announce from my Big Party Giveaway.... drumroll please...... and the winner is....
Don't you just hate on shows where they start to announce the winner and leave this incredibly long PAUSE in between and you're thinking " Just tell us already!"... oh yeah I'm totally doing that right now...
Without further adieu...
Random Generator has choosen... #2.... which was Jessica!!! Yay Jessica! She always takes time to leave comments on my work that really make me smile! Send me an email with your address Jessica and I'll have right out to you! And thank you so much to everyone who stops by and leaves me such sweet comments too and who entered this giveaway, they mean so much!
Can't wait to see your entries for the Cards in Envy Challenge!
Hello and Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a nice start to your weekend... I wanted to stop in to share this card I have made for the CARDS challenge being sponsored by WPlus9 (eeeekkk!!!). So here is what I made based on their sketch:
Stamp: Mama Elephant
We R Memory Keepers hole punch
Foam Adhesive: Recollections
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next week when I'll announce my winner! Have a great rest of your weekend!
Hello, I am so happy you are back for my second post here at Market Street Stamps! Today's post is another fun one with two cards that hopefully show you new and fun ideas of how you can use your Market Street Stamps. For my first card let's start with a little sparkle!
I used the Here Comes the Sun background stamp as the star of this card. I first stamped the sentiment (from Simple Salutations) on the cardbase. I then stamped Here Comes the Sun on a white rectangle, lined it up next to the sentiment on and made little pencil marks on where to cut a strip out of the background. To match the fun sentiment on this card I had to use a little bling so out came the glue pen and glitter! I then used foam strips to adhere the background stamp pieces above and below the sentiment and viola!
My next card uses the back of the stamp as a background as seen here...
I first stamped the back side of the Doily stamp onto paper with a lighter colored ink, and then stamped the doily image over top of it before fussy cutting it out. I love the result and the tone on tone look. I then ran the top part of a 4 x 5 1/4" white piece of cardstock through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, and stamped my sentiment on the bottom ( isn't that font so crisp and fun?!). I matted it with black and added some fun twine and embellishments before mounting my doily with foam squares. Finally, I adhered it to the cardbase and said "awwww!"
(I'm also entering this last card in the Paper Girls Challenge: Use Twine)
Thank you again to the wonderful people at Market Street Stamps, especially to Jorge and Angelica Suarez who gave me this amazing opportunity and to Stephanie for getting this post up and running for you all! Please stop by and visit me soon!
Hi and Happy Valentine's Day!!! I wanted to share something I made of just one of the someone's I love today...I know I've been quiet this week, ok not too quiet, but not as active as normal! hehehe! But I'm stopping in to share this layout I have made for the Challenge Me Happy White Space Challenge...
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Journal box, Brads: MME; Gesso: Martha Stewart; Die Cut: American Crafts; Buttons: October Afternoon (Artful Delight January Kit); Letter Stickers: Pebbles; Punch: Fiskars; Transparency: BasicGrey; Spray Ink: Ranger; Adhesive: Glue Dots, Scotch, Photo: Tamarie Photography
Don't you just love white space?! Sometimes it can really bring your focus onto the picture at hand.. anywho, don't forget my candy that is up for grabs today's the last day to enter! Oh and stop back tomorrow for my last GD post on Market Street Stamps!
Happy Crafting! Lisa
Hi! So I was able to steal a moment this morning when the babies were napping and the older ones were at preschool to make this one layer watercolored card for today's PTI anniversary challenge and I used The Play Date Cafe's colors:
Thanks for popping in today, and stay tuned I've been in the crafty layout zone lately and can't wait to share them with all of you!
Happy Crafting! ( Psssttt: don't forget the giveaway I have going on, not many names in the hat so your chances are going to be good... enter here! )
Hello! I am so very honored and thrilled to be guest designing today at Market Street Stamps! Thank you so very much Jorge, Angelica, and the Market Street team for this amazing opportunity! Here's a little bit about me... My name is Lisa Lahiff a.k.a. Mommy to two little ones, Hun to one handsome husband of six years, and Lisa from Lisa's Creative Niche in blogland. I have a bachelors degree in Music Therapy from the University of Dayton, but am now enjoying my role as a SAHM, and I also watch my two nephews. I have loved crafting since I was a little girl, but didn't begin scrapbooking until 2005. When I found the blog world I just knew I had to try card making, and now I can't get enough of either of them!
I LOVED playing with my Market Street Stamps for my posts, and can't wait to show what I've made, so let's get to it! For my first card, I wanted to share something happy, bright, and fun... so I pulled out my Here Comes the Sun and Argyle background stamps with Simple Salutations.
Doesn't this background just scream happiness?! For this card I used a kissing technique. By stamping the two background stamps in two different colored inks and "kissing" them together I was able to get this great and unique result. Another tip for my sentiment: I didn't have an exact match to the yellow ink color I had used for the sun so I made a pennant out of white paper and then stamped the ink pad itself onto the paper. I then finished this card with some fun rhinestones!
For my next card I had to make a card for Valentine's Day since it is getting close... so I used the Here Comes the Sun background stamp and Simple Salutations again and busted out my Riding By stamp set to make this...
Turning the background stamp on it's side and using non "sun" colors really makes it look like a whole new stamp! A fussy cut and colored bike popped up with hearts and pink twine totally spells L-O-V-E my friends!
(I am also entering this last card into the Paper Girls Challenge: Use Twine)
Thank you so much for stopping by for my first post as Guest Designer, and I hope to see you stop by my blog as well! Now get creating with your Market Street Stamps!
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are having a nice weekend, it has been a rather relaxing/productive weekend if that is possible hehehe! I am sharing a card that I have made for the PTI Challenge #1 - using inspiration from any of their DT's favorite projects... this time I have chosen the amazing Cristina to be inspired by, and more particularly this card right here:
You know I'm a sucker for CAS, and that card is CAS-tastic! So here is what I made:
Ink: PTI and StazOn
Patterned Papers: Mix of MME scraps
Hello! I have a cute little card to share that I've created for the latest Lawnscaping challenge ( I just love these!):
And I have created this beauty:
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Lawn Fawn ( I created the heart by hand stamping lots of the little bitty stamps on the Flutter By Stamp Set)
Burlap String - May Arts
Pears: Recollections (You can't see them very well in the picture but if you look close they are found sporadically on the heart)
I'm so excited to share today's post with you, not only because it shows off some delicious PTI goodies, but also because I LOVE how it turned out and I never would have thought to do something like this without being inspired by the AMAZING Maile Belles! Her clean and simple cards are to die for I tell you! Here is the card I used of hers for inspiration:
Stunning right?! And here is what I created:
Stamps: PTI ( Stack 5, Stitches and Swirls, and Mega Mixed Messages)
Ink: PTI and Memories Black
Spellbinders Circle Die
I loved the bright colors she had used in her circle and absolutely love its result! Make sure you join in all the fun over at PTI while they celebrate their 6th Anniversary, and thanks for visiting me!
PS - I have some blog candy going on until the 14th if you want to join in go here!
And don't forget there is a new challenge in town Cards In Envy... we would love to see your take on the very first ever sketch challenge! And have you seen the fabulous sponsor for this month's Love Challenge at V's Sweet Ideas... can you say Freckled Fawn?!?!?! So start crafting and join in!
Hello and Happy Tuesday! For my Big Giveaway click here... Now onto today's post, yippee! I love making CAS styled cards and I'm finding more and more they they suit my own personal style as well, so today I have a card that I'm entering based on several CAS challenges....
Stamps: PTI (heart in a circle and sentiment), BoBunny (heart branch)
Inks: PTI and VersaMagic
Pearls and Rhinestone: BoBunny
Natural Hemp: May Arts
Tools: We R Memory Keepers corner chomper and hole punch
Hello! Today I'm excited to share with you that there is a new challenge blog called Cards in Envy that will have a bi-monthly challenge with sketches and themes, and I am so honored to be a part of their first Design Team! For the first challenge we have a fun sketch to play along with...
Hello and welcome to the Party on MY Blog!!! woo hoo!!! Someone start the soul train I feel some dancing coming on... : )
So today I am celebrating my turning 29 again Birthday, almost 500th post woot woot, blogaversary, and almost 250 followers.... whomp there it is, come on ya'll, whomp there it is....
And I want to thank each and everyone one of you for stopping by today, for all of the time you have taken to leave me notes of encouragement in the past, for being so darn inspirational that I had to start a blog too, and for teaching me so many new things I don't even know where to begin!
With that being said I have a giveaway for one lucky winner (must be in the United States due to shipping policies I'm so very sorry my international followers I love you too! And if you want to still leave me a comment I will send a thank you card to one of my international friends too!)....
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! This Giveaway will end February 14th, 2013 at midnight EST. All you have to do is leave me a comment below about something that makes you happy... easy peasy... if you aren't a follower of course I would love for you to be one, but it is not required to win I want you to follow me because of something I've made has inspired you, made you laugh, or simply you just like it... it is however, the winners responsibility to contact me after the name has been drawn and announced so make sure you keep checking back to see if you are the winner!
I am a SAHM to two beautiful (and no way am I biased! ) children... Aiden and Madeline! I have a wonderful hubby who not only lets me continue in my crafty addictions, but he supports it! ( I know! My jaw is dropped too! ) I have been an addict to papercrafts for little over 5 years now, and I'm even more so now that I have discovered the wonderful world of blogging! Thank you all for taking the time to look at my work and for your ever encouraging comments!!!