Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Super Stars Layout

If you didn't see already yesterday the Whimsical Twist first Design Team was announced and I am so honored to be on that list!!!  Check it out here for more info on what is to come and about our hop on the 5th!!!

Happy Wednesday!  I'm so happy to be able to squeeze in this layout for the Sketch N Scrap Challenge #36:




Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: PTI
Stickers: (letters) Webster Pages
Wood Veneers and Gem: Studio Calico
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Brad: Recollections
Chipboard and see through star: Basic Grey
Pens: Sharpie

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Layouts always make me happy to look at because of the photos that bring back so many fun memories!
Happy Crafting! ( Psssttt- check back tomorrow for the next V's Sweet Ideas Challenge )
Lisa

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christmas Tag Challenge at SweetStamps.com

Happy Tuesday, and I'm back to share my creation for this weeks SweetStamps.com Challenge: Christmas Tags! yay!!!  Remember you can use ANY products you want to enter the challenge, but you do get a double chance to win if you use SweetStamps.com images... and the winner gets a $20 shopping spree to the store...


Supplies Used:
Stamp: SweetStamps.com (Joy)
Inks: SweetStamps Shade Spots
Die: SweetStamps.com (Classy Deer)
Stickles
Ribbon

I am also entering this into the Merry Monday's Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa
Distress Inks:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Zoo Baby

Hello and I hope you had a nice weekend!  We've been super busy at my house lately so it was nice to be able to relax on Sunday (and get a little craft shopping in too!).  While the kids were napping I was able to make this cute layout based on a sketch over at Sketch N Scrap:



(And I just have to share the journaling: " And to the tiger at the zoo Madeline just said 'pooh, pooh'" - from the book Madeline... which just happens to be something my Madeline loves to repeat. : ) )

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Here and Now Collection
Sticker: (lion) DCWV
Dots: Freckled Fawn from V's Sweet Ideas
Thickers: AC
Twine: The Twinery
Pen: Sharpie
Wood Veneer: SC from V's Sweet Ideas
Washi: Darcie

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful start to your week... and I have some fun crafting news to share soon!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, July 26, 2013

Diva Dare to finish up the week

Happy Friday!  So I am finishing up this very busy week with a Tattered Pages Diva Dare Challenge Card:


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper and MME
Stamps: Verve
Ink: PTI
Ribbon
Pearls: Recollections

Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy your weekend!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, July 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop Meets Other Fun Challenges

Yay!  I found time to squeeze in today's PTI Blog Hop Card.  Here is my inspiration:




(ooohhhh look at the shiny gold on here too!)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:PTI
Ink: PTI and Shades Ink Spots
Die: PTI
Rhinestones: Recollections

I am also entering this into the CAS-ology: Gold Challenge and the Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Hope you are having a beautiful day, and can I just say I LOVE today's weather!  Can't it be like this everyday of my life?
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Pure Awe...

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am sharing a layout I've made with lots of Fancy Pants goodies for the Fancy Pants/Gossamer Blue Challenge:



Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants ( Astounding and This Way from What a Wonderful Day Collection ) and ( Bench from Park Bench Collection )
Stickers: Fancy Pants ( Down by the Shore)
Washi: Glitz
Thickers: American Crafts
Pearls: KaiserScrapbook
Brads: Fancy Pants
Pen: Creative Memories
Paper clip

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave me some love!  Always makes my day to read your comments!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Curtain Call... Before the curtain comes down, yikes!

Hi!  I have been barely getting some cards done in time, and so happy this one came together before the final call at the Curtain Call Challenge: Feeling Nautical...

Supplies:
Stamp: SweetStamps.com
Ink: Shades Ink Spots
Washi: Glitz
Sticker: Fancy Pants
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Rhinestones: Recollections
Glubber

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: By the Sea

Thanks so much and have a Nautical Day ( yeah, that was lame, but sometimes I just have to!.
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One last Entry before time is up!

Hello!  If you didn't get to see my first post make sure you scroll down to find out what this weeks SweetStamps.com challenge is and how you can win a $20 shopping spree!

I am popping in real quick to share one more take on the Clearly Besotted Challenge: Seeing Spots... have you ever seen a challenge that you want to win soooo bad that you just have to keep trying?  Well this challenge is one of those for me so I had to make one more before time is up...

 I think this card is way cuter in person!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted (flowers and sentiment) PTI (stems)
Inks: Shades Ink Spots by SweetStamps.com
Washi Tape: Queen and Co.
Twine: The Twinery
Rhinestones: Recollections

Hope you have a great night and Happy Crafting! ( We are going to my son's first soccer practice ever I'm so excited!!!)
Lisa

Christmas Greenery SweetStamps.com Challenge

Hello!!!  Welcome to a new weekly challenge at SweetStamps.com and for your chance to win a $20 shopping spree to their store, woot woot!!!  Who doesn't want a free $20 to spend on crafting goodies?!  To win this week the challenge is Christmas Greenery ( don't forget ALL products are acceptable, but you get a double chance to win if you use SweetStamps.com images )...



Supplies Used:
Stamps: SweetStamps.com (Christmas Greetings and wreath)
Gold Embossing Powder: Ranger
Rhinestones: KaiserScrapbook
Spraymist

I am also entering this into the Merry Monday's: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see your take on this weeks challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, July 19, 2013

Washi love!

Happy Friday!  I am so happy it is finally here!  Today my hubby and I are off to Chicago for a weekend of fun with friends (yay adult interaction!), and I am swinging by to share a card I made for the latest Inspired By Stamps Inspiration Challenge, and the Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Challenge:



 
 (My background was made with washi tape, yay!)

 Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inspired By Stamps
Dies: Spellbinders
Washi Tape
Rhinestones: TPC and Michaels

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, July 18, 2013

More Than Just Butterflies...

I just love when I see creative uses for a product, and so I tried just that when I made a flower out of my leftover butterfly die cuts... 



The outside of the flower is made with 4 large Butterfly diecuts, and the inside is made with 3 small Butterfly diecuts.  Just bend and shape as desired and you have a funky and fun flower!

I made this card for the newest Clearly Besotted Challenge: Seeing Spots

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: from my scrap stash yay!
Diecuts: Clearly Besotted
Ribbon: May Arts
Sticker: Simple Stories
Flower Gem

Have a spectacular Thursday and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hugs & Kisses Clearly Besotted Stamps

Hello!  I have a happy cheerful card to share with you today and I just love it!  I made this based on the newest challenge at Clearly Besotted Stamps: Seeing Spots:


It's a Sunshine of Butterflies!!! yay!!!


And a close up of their pretty sparkles!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Ink: Memento
Dies: Clearly Besotted
Xyron Runner
Glitter: Microfine gold glitz from SweetStamps.com
Glossy Accents
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas

I am also entering this into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Polka-dots

Hope this made you smile!  And make sure to check back tomorrow to see what I did with the extra butterflies I diecut!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Parchment Challenge at Inspired By Stamping

* Make sure you scroll down or click here to see my first post for the Anything Goes Challenge at SweetStamps.com ($20 shopping spree up for grabs!) and for the Artsy Fartsy release party info!!!

Thanks for stopping by again today!  I finished this card last night and then realized a few moments ago that the deadline to enter in the newest WHW #109 Challenge was in a few hours, yikes!  I just love parchment crafting the more I do it, and make sure you check out the challenge for a how to!  I am also entering this into their Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge, using these colors:



(I really wish I had done the sentiment in white embossing, grrrr to me!)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: IBS Stamps
Ink: Colorbox and StazOn
Embossing Powder: White from SweetStamps.com
Ribbon
Rhinestones: KaiserCraft

I am also entering this into the Seize the Birthday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

SweetStamps.com FB Party and Artsy Fartsy Stamps Revealed!

Make sure you go to their fb page today, like, and comment where they tell you for your chance to win some of the new Artsy Fartsy Stamps!  We are doing an anything goes Challenge with the new Artsy Fartsy Stamps on the blog today as well and here is my card:

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(look at the shine from that embossing powder!)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: SweetStamps.com (dress from Artsy Fartsy and Best Wishes sentiment)
Watermark Ink
Ink: Memento
Embossing Powder: SweetStamps.com Fine Detail Pearl
Die: Memory Box Piestra Tile
Pearls: Recollections

You can also check out our pintrest boards here:
http://pinterest.com/sweetstamps/
Hope you enjoy the party and don't forget to go over to their fb page for a chance to win some stamps for yourself!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, July 15, 2013

SweetStamps.com Technique Challenge: Dryer Sheets?!

Ok, so today we are sharing a new technique involving dryer sheets at SweetStamps.com, and I LOVE it!  I would never think to try this on my own, so I am so happy to have learned a new technique myself!  I hope you will try it too and link up for a chance to win prizes!  For a video on how this technique works go here... and now onto my card:



I love the soft fuzzy look this technique gives to an image, and I think it is especially perfect for Christmas images...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: SweetStamps.com - wreath
Ink: SweetStamps.com Shades Ink in Peapod, Valentine, and Forest
Distress Ink: Ranger
Glitter: SweetStamps.com Microfine Golden Glitz
Ribbon
Crystal pins
Rhinestones: Recollections

I am also entering this into the Merry Monday's Anything Christmas Challenge

Don't forget we have a pintrest board too, that we would love for you to visit! 
http://pinterest.com/sweetstamps/
Hope I get to see you play along for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree, woot woot!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Challenge Me Happy...

So I was finally able to get my things together to make this layout based on the Challenge Me Happy #49... use the song Umbrella by Rhianna for inspiration... and here is what I made:




Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, stickers and banner: American Crafts
Stamps (sentiment, clouds, and raindrops): Paper Sweeties
Ink: Memento
Chipboard Clouds and Spray Mist: Studio Calico
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Twine: The Twinery
Tag
Washi Tape

This picture just makes me happy, and I hope it brings a smile to you too!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hugs & Kisses

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a great weekend thus far!  I'm just here to post a cute little card I made for the newdpest Clearly Besotted Challenge: Seeing Spots, and I got my color inspiration from the Color Throwdown Challenge:



Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps
Ink: Shades Ink and PTI
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Ribbon: May Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous rest of the weekend!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, July 12, 2013

Facebook Party at SweetStamps.com

Hi!  I'm posting a fun little black dress card for their big release of ArtsyFartsy Stamps at SweetStamps.com.  To celebrate they are having a party on their fb page on Tuesday July 16th, so make sure you go over now and like them because there will be giveaways and you won't want to miss them!  Today I am sharing one of my creations with the lovely black dress and shoes stamp set...



Make sure to see the full thing on their fb page and see you back there for the par-tay!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A 4th of July Layout... from last year pictures... double late hehehe!

So I know it isn't 4th of July, but I'm playing along with the MME July Challenge: Red White and Blue and I based this layout off of the Page Maps/ CoCoa Daisy Sketch Challenge, throw in a little Scrap Our Stash: Red White and Blue and pfffttt!!!


My take:


(close up on the details)

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME from Collectable and Miss Caroline Lines
Brads: MME
Journal Box: MME Indie Chic Line
Wood Veenrs: Studio Calico
Stickers: Lillybee Designs and Simple Stories
Buttons and Star Chipboard from my Stash
Pen: Creative Memories
Gesso: Martha Stewart

Hope you are having a great week, and yay for the weekend just ahead of us!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dream Big... but in 10 minutes

Hump Day, woot woot... halfway to something, hehehe!  I am so excited to share my card today, because I LOVE it!  It is CAS, it is graphic and it took less than 10 minutes, woot woot!









Time: 5 minutes and 35 secs.   This folks is a record for me, so I was jumping up and down, fist pumpin, the works!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Glitz
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Memento
Die: Spellbinders
Stars: Darcie

This card was made for the 10 minute Craft Dash: Feature Stars

Hope you have enjoyed and have a fabulous rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SweetStamps.com Parchment Challenge

Hello, Hi, Howdy and welcome to this weeks challenge at SweetStamps.com... woo hoo!  This weeks challenge: Parchment crafting with Christmas stamps... For a parchment how to go here... its a lot easier than it sounds.  I emboss my image in white on heavy vellum ( SweetStamps.com has their own heavy vellum that works perfectly for this technique ), turn the image over and go over areas with a stylus tool on a soft squishy surface ( I use an old mouse pad).  Here is my take on the challenge:


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pepermint by Crate Paper
Stamps: SweetStamps.com Images: Christmas Greetings and Starflake Medallion
Ink: Watermark Pad by Versamark
Embossing Powder: SweetStamps.com Fine Detail EP White
Microfine Glitter in Golden Glitz from SweetStamps.com
Brads: Recollections
Foam Squares: Therm-o-web

I am also entering this into the Merry Monday Challenge: Anything Christmas

Can't wait to see what you make for this challenge... remember you could win a $20 shopping spree to the SweetStamps.com Store each week by playing along with us... using ANY products you have!!!  That's like $80 a month if you won every week... and you can't win if you don't play along so join in!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy Birthday... Playdate Cafe meets CAS(E)

Happy Monday!  It's always so hard to get back in the groove of things when you have such a nice long weekend, but alas we must.  Never fear though I did get some crafting done and I can't wait to share it with you all this week!  I was so tickled pink when this card turned out the way I had envisioned it to...



(Side note: That isn't a white strip going across the card, instead I cut a strip out of my patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on the cardbase.)

Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
Stamps: PTI (flowers) Avery Elle (sentiment)
Ink: VersaMagic and PTI
Rhinestones: TPC Studios

This card was based off of two challenges:
The Play Date Cafe:

CAS(E) Study Challenge:



I am also entering this into the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Up at The Memory Nest


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back for more posts this week!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mojo Monday Finale... well from me it is hehehe!

I'm popping in to share my final take on the Mojo Monday Challenge, woot woot!



Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Rhinestones: TPC Studios
Brad: Recollections

Have a wonderful evening!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sketchabilities... Love You With All of Me...

I really loved the sketch challenge at sketchabilities this time around and the amazing sponsor for this week (go check it out!), so I just had to play along...





And here is my take:




Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts, SEI and MME
Doily
Stickers: American Crafts
Brads: Basic Grey
Rhinestones: Darice
Button: Jillibean Studios
Pen: Sharpie

Madeline has one of the best belly laughs... the kind that makes you want to stop what you are doing and find where that sound is coming from as you smile yourself, so these pictures are priceless!

I am also linking this up to Whimsical Wednesday at The Memory Nest

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thinking of you Mojo Monday

Hello and Happy Saturday!!!  I'm hoping this rain will clear up so when we go to our picnic this evening it can still be outside... this has def. been the wettest 4th of July weekend I can remember.  Anywho, I'm stopping by to share my latest card for the Mojo Monday Challenge, and I know that this one is for sure my favorite...

 
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: from my March Artful Delight Card Kit
Stamps: Verve
Ink: PTI and SweetStamps.com Shades Ink
Dies: Verve
Pearls: Recollections

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!
Happy Crafting! ( If you can hehehe!)
Lisa

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sip and Savor a little Mojo...

Hello again!  hope your holiday went well!  I am sharing my second card for the Mojo Monday Challenge...



I challenged myself further by using only scraps from my scrap stash to make this card, so white it is very plain and simple I really like the colors.

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve
Ink: PTI
Die: Spellbinders

Thanks so much and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th... with a not related post... hehehe!

First let me start by saying Happy 4th of July!!! yay!!!  I just love fireworks, let's hope the rain holds out so we can see them!  Anywho, I know it is the fourth and this card has absolutely nothing to do with the holiday, but I'm going to share it anyway (it's my blog and I can post if I want to, post if I want to, post if I want to... you would post too if you made one too)...

I made this based on the Mojo Monday Challenge #300 sketch and the Birthday Linky Party at Stacy's Stamping Stage, woot woot!


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME
Stamp: Verve
Sequins
Dies: Spellbinders

Hope you have a Happy 4th!!!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SweetStamps.com Christmas In July...

Hello and welcome to this weeks challenge at SweetStamps.com, yay!!!!  We are going to be celebrating all month long with Christmas in July type challenges.  Each week is a new challenge and each week you have a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to their store... among their beautiful stamps you will find paper pads, inks, dies galore and so much more!!!  And to top it off you can use ANY PRODUCTS for your entry, and if you use SweetStamps.com images you will get a double entry! Easy peasy if you ask me!

The challenge this week is: Snow...





Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Stamps: Snowflake Medallion, Looks Like Christmas Sentiment
Watermark Inkpad
Embossing Powder: Fantasy White
Rhinestones: Silver by KaiserCraft

I wish the sparkly in this embossing powder showed up better in this picture, because it is so pretty!  And to make my strips match above and below the sentiment I used double sided tape and embossed them in the same Fantasy White!

* I am also entering this into the Merry Monday's Challenge: Anything Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you join us this week and all month long!  Lots of chances to win a shopping spree, but you can't win if you don't enter!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Fun Challenge with V's Sweet Ideas

Hello and welcome to this month's challenge at V's Sweet Ideas, woo hoo!!!  (This is my second post so make sure you scroll down for the my first post too!)  This month's challenge is: Summer Fun... and the sponsor will be V's Sweet Ideas Store itself! Have you seen the new Freckled Fawn Products and washi that she has gotten in?  I think I'm in love, so you will def. want to play along with this one... rules are simple: use the challenge theme and use whatever you have!


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento
Chipboard Cloud
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Glossy Accents

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and can't wait to see your take on this month's challenge!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Cards In Envy meets The Alley Way Stamps

Hi!  And welcome to my first post of the day, woot woot!!!  I am sharing a cute little card based on the latest Cards In Envy Challenge sketch and the colors from the TAWS Inspiration Photo Challenge:



And I made this:


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: TAWS
Ink: Shades Ink Spots
Sharpies
Dies: Spellbinders
Ribbon
Rhinestones: K & Co.
Foam Squres: Therm-o-web

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

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