Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STAMPlorations: Things With Wings Blog Hop


Woo hoo!  We are still hopping all month long with STAMPlorations and the Things With Wings Blog Hop, and this is the last week for you to join us, so make sure you hop around for your chance to win some goodies as well as be inspired!  And if you go to the end of this post you will find a discount code you can use to save 20% off of your total!  (This is an additional 20% to any current promotion happening, score!!!)

Now for my project for today's hop...


 To create this card I used a fun mix of STAMPlorations newest products and various patterned papers.  I started by running my Spring Flower Layering Dies and Hello Sunshine Phrase Die through my die cutter, and then layered them together.  Since my sentiment was on busy paper I used a black thin pen to outline parts of the letters to help it stand out.  The butterfly was stamped from the Flutter Zen Row Stamp Set onto separate cardstock where it was colored before being cut out.  I adhered this to my flower and added sequins and twine to finish my card off.


For a full list of blog hop participants please head over to the STAMPlorations Blog.

I do have some giveaway details to share, however...
*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.


And before you go here is my code to help you save 20% off of your order:
CODE: STAMPGIRLLISA

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting/Hopping!
Lisa

AMuse Studio Release Week: Inlaid Diecutting

Hello!  I am back with another super fun card showing off the new Stitched Window Dies that will be available on the 28th of this month, and this time I'm using some inlaid diecutting to create my own fun and bright background...

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Apple, Margarita, Habanero, Winter Sky, Sugar, Lemon Whip, Stitched Circle Windows Die Set, You Are My Sunshine Stamp Set


Hop over to the AMuse Studio Blog for more inspiration and sneak peeks!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Faux Watercoloring for MarkerPOP Blog

Hi!  Today will be super busy here on my blog as I have 3 wonderful posts to share with you!  So first I'm here to share that you will find a post on "faux" watercoloring over on the MarkerPOP Blog.  Here's a peek...


When you stop by their blog make sure you check out the giveaways and challenge that is happening this month!
Thanks so much and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

AMuse Studio Release Week: Vintage Floral

Woo hoo!  It is release week for AMuse Studio!!!  And this time I'm sharing a beautiful new set designed by AMuse Studio titled Vintage Floral.  This set includes two medium floral images along with some great sentiments.  To top it off there is even a matching die set that you can purchase as well!  These will all be available on the 28th.  Take a peek at what I've created with these new sets.


Supplies Used: Cardstock: Navy Petite Polkadot, Cotton Candy, Margarita, Vintage Floral Stamp Set, Postage Stamps Die Set, Sequins: Cherry Blossom Mix, Splash: Blush


And here is one more...


Supplies Used: Cardstock: Navy Petite PolkadotCotton CandyMargarita, Vintage Florals Stamp Set, Vintage Florals Die Set, Scallop Border Large, Sequins: Navy 4mm, Ink: MargaritaGrapefruit, and Navy, Clear Embossing Powder, Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set

Thank you so much for stopping by, and make sure you head over to the AMuse Studio Blog for more inspiration and to get your hands on the new release goodies!!!  Plus there might be a giveaway!!!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MarkerPOP Watercolor Challenge and Giveaways

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far.. our plans have changed due to the weather, but that didn't stop us from having fun :)  Anywho, today I'm popping in to share my take on the new MarkerPOP Challenge!  These challenges are posted bi-weekly, and this month we are focusing on watercolors.  So for this challenge we are asking you to create a floral watercolor project.  Here is my take on the challenge...


 Watercoloring is one of my favorite mediums for adding color right now, so I had a blast creating this card.  It was so relaxing too!  First, I started by stamping my flower images onto watercolor cardstock with Versafine Ink.  I then hit the ink with clear embossing powder and a heat gun just to make sure everything was dry and ready for me to add my watercolors.  I should also mention that I stamped and embossed the largest flower onto a separate sheet of watercolor cardstock.  I then went in with my base pink layer and after each layer would dry I would add my next.  To finish the design off I used my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Collection to add a shimmery shading around all of it.  Once everything was dry I popped the largest flower up with foam adhesive and added sequins to finish.

And here is a look at the inspiration photo for this challenge:


I hope you will play along as there are some awesome prizes up for grabs!  Also, there are other watercolor giveaways happening on the blog, so make sure you scroll through to get entered for those!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Supplies Used:
Altenew: Beautiful Day and Precious Moments Stamp Sets
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolors
Paintbrushes
Clear embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Versafine Ink

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sneak Peek for Crafters Companion on HSN May 9th

Hello, hello!  I'm super excited to share a sneak peek at a card I've created with the new Centre Circle Die Set by Crafters Companion that will be available on May 9th on HSN!!! eeeekkk!!!  Just take a peek at what it can do...





The intricacies of this new die set are incredible, and believe it or not these cards come together quite easily!  I also LOVE it on the Silvery Luxury Cardstock... this pack will also be available for purchase on May 9th and it includes several sheets of shiny metal, satin metal, and glitter.  The Gemini Machine cuts everything with one pass, as well as creates score lines at the same time.  The sentiment on this specific card comes with the die set, but there will be other interchangeable sentiments available for purchase that day too.

Make sure you tune in on May 9th for your chance to get your hands on some of these new goodies yourself!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, April 20, 2017

STAMPlorations Reminder CAS Challenge

Hi!  I'm just popping in with a little reminder that there is still time to join the Monthly Clean and Simple Challenge held over on the STAMPlorations Blog.  This month the optional twist is to use pastel color(s), and here is my second take on the challenge...




Supplies Used: (ART-plorations Stencil Nestled CirclesSpring Flower Layering DieFond Expressions 2 Stamp Set)


And if you are in need of some new STAMPloration goodies, or if you see some new goodies they just put up in the store make sure you use my code to save 20% off your total purchase!
CODE: STAMPGIRLLISA

All products are welcome in the challenges and we can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Scrapbook Layout

Hi!  Today I am up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog, and I'm sharing a Mixed Media of sorts Layout using the new Rad 2 Stamp Set...




To create this layout I first laid my photos where I wanted them and used a pencil to trace around them.  Next, I started generationally stamping sentiments from the Rad 2 Stamp Set. I made sure to over lap some of the sentiments and kept them going in a diagonal direction to draw the eyes in towards my photos.  Once all of the stamping was done I used a mix of misters and Distress Stain to add fun splashes.  I also added a few embellishment stickers and washi tape.  I love how quickly this came together, and how much it captures my son's spirit.

And if you haven't had a chance to get your hands on some of the new CAS-ual Friday Stamp Sets then make sure you use my code to get 15% off your total purchase!



Happy Crafting/Shopping!
Lisa

Fabulous Taste...

Hello, Hello!  I am here today with a  sneak peek at what you will find over on the MarkerPOP Blog today...



I hope you'll get to visit me over on their blog and while you are there don't forget to get your name entered to win one of several giveaways going on!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Simply Wonderful With Crafters Companion

Hi!  I'm just popping in with a sweet little bunny card created with the Bebunni Crafters Companion Stamp Set called "Sweet Friend".



I colored this sweet image in with my Spectrum Noir Markers: Bunny - BG1, BG2, BG4, PP1, PP3; Rose - CR8, DR5, DR7, CG1, DG2, DG3; Outline - BT1, Blender Pen and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear.

I hope you have an amazing day!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, April 14, 2017

Simple Colored Binder Divider

Hi!  Today I am popping in to share this sweet and super simple Monthly Binder Divider using some amazing ADORNit products including the Calendar Girls Art Play Coloring Book and Patterned Papers from the Blender Basics Collection...



Of course this cutie is being stored in my Calendar Girls Planner... LOVE IT!

This panel was colored with basic colored pencils.  While these Coloring book pages are created on Watercolor Paper, it doesn't mean you can't use other mediums.  I think the colored pencils give it almost a classic children's book look.



Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Greetings on the MarkerPOP Blog

Hi!  Today you will find me posting a fun watercolor card on the MarkerPOP Blog that features Sunny Studio Stamps and Tombow Markers.  Here is a peek of what you'll find, but make sure you head over to the blog for more details and for information on the newest giveaways!


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, April 9, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge: Watercoloring Animals/People

Honey, I'm homeeeee!!!  Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share a fun watercolor card that I've created based on the newest MarkerPOP Challenge!  You are going to want to join us as there are some awesome giveaways going on, as well as some incredible inspiration all month long featuring watercoloring!!!  This time we are challenging you to watercolor animals or people...


And here is what I've created...


This card is featuring the Gerda Steiner Designs Koalafied Stamp Set.  This is a new to MarkerPOP Stamp Company, and they have some super cute critter sets!  I used my Distress Markers this time for watercoloring the critters and tree and then for my background I have used my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set.  This set is a must have in my book, and the best thing is that it comes in several different sizes so you can buy to fit your needs!

For my card I have also used a mix of water on water technique and the dry to wet technique.  I love them both for various reasons.  The wet on wet is great for covering larger spaces quickly as well as for areas that you are going to layer color onto color.  The dry to wet technique is best for adding fine details, or for having more control over the watercolors themselves.

Now it's your turn!  Make sure you head over to the blog for full details, more inspiration, and giveaway goodness!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, April 6, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

Hi!  Today starts a new Clean and Simple Challenge on the STAMPlorations Blog and this time we are challenging you with the twist of using any pastel color you wish.  I chose to use several pastels, even though my yellow seems a little brighter than the others hehehe...



Supplies Used: Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Happy Word Die, Birthday Word Die, and Dee's Artsty Impressions: Kathryn's Big Wishes

Remember that all products are welcome in our challenges, and you can find full details on how it will works over on their blog!  I hope to see you join us!

Also don't forget to keep an eye out on the STAMPlorations Store as new things are always coming in!  Plus I have a discount for you to use, woot woot!

CODE: STAMPGIRLLISA   This will save you 20% off your total purchase!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!
Lisa

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Things With Wings Blog Hop


Hello!  I am so happy you've made it here for the STAMPlorations Things With Wings Spring Blog Hop!  This Hop will last for the entire month! Woot woot!  And make sure you scroll down for more information on Giveaways, Inspiration and a Discount code to save you 20% off your total purchase! ( CODE: STAMPGIRLLISA)

Now onto my project for today's hop...


To create this card I started my stamping the butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 3 times across the card front.  I then went back and stamped the same image over the open areas with a light gray ink.  Next, I colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Markers in B4, B5, TB6.  Finally, I die cut the sentiment three times and adhered them together for extra dimension before adding it to the card.


Now for a little bit of FYI:
Things for you to know...
*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration!  And don't forget to use the Code: STAMPGIRLLISA for 20% off your total purchase!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Watercolor With Zig Clean Color

Hi!  I am over on the MarkerPOP Blog today sharing a fun card that I've created with a large background and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers...




Hope you'll get to stop by and check it out!  Remember to leave comments over there as well so you can be entered to win a $10 gift card to the MarkerPOP Store!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, April 3, 2017

Totally Sweet Birthday with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hi!  Did you have a nice weekend? My youngest was sick this weekend, so it mainly consisted of cuddles with her and my son's karate testing, but I did get some crafting in with some of the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  Speaking of new stamps, did you see them all and enjoy our blog hop this weekend?  Talk about awesome inspiration!  Check out the hop here!  Today I am back up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog sharing this fun masculine/teen card...



To create this card I started by coloring in the large diamond border and smaller diamond border from the Modern Petals set with my Tombow Markers.  I then stamped the sentiments from the Rad Stamp Set with Versafine Ink.  Next I spritzed the bottom half of the card with water and dried the excess with a paper towel.  For a more cohesive look I added splashes of matching ink colors over the entire front panel.  I then adhered this to some black and white patterned paper, and used a metal embellishment and some enamel dots.

See some new goodies you just have to have?  Use this code to save 15%:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Foiled Hello with Crafters Companion

Earlier this month I was so excited to be able to share that I am now a Design Team Member for Crafters Companion USA! YAY!!!  And today I am sharing my first post using lots of newer Crafters Companion Products...

This card was created using the Die-sire Mixed Media DiesMixed Media Spring FlowersMixed Media Gift TagsMixed Media Autumn Leaves, and Luxury Cardstock: Ice Blue.  I have also used the new Crafters Companion Foil Roll 4 pack Brights available on HSN and the Crafters Companion Foil Transfer Starter Kit.  

Now let me just tell you that if you love foil the new Foil Transfer Starter Kit is a MUST HAVE!  You do not need any machines, no heat just the transfers and the foil and viola!  You will have yourself a perfect foiled image every time!  I've also taken some step by step photos on how easy this foiled tag came together:
1. First cut out the specific image/sentiment to be foiled, as well as the foil color.

 2. Peel the back off of the trimmed image/sentiment and lay it onto cardstock or desired material. Using the stick provided in the kit to rub over the top of image.  Slowly remove the top layer to reveal the image adhered to the desired material.


3. Apply foil colored side up by laying it over the image and rubbing again with the stick provided in the kit or your finger.


4. Slowly remove the foil to reveal the newly foiled design/sentiment.

For the rest of my card I had used a mix of gesso and gellatos to add color to my flower die cuts, and layered all of this together onto some white cardstock and a panel of glitter cardstock from the Luxury Cardstick: Ice Blue Pack. 


Friday, March 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Release Blog Hop!


Hi and woo hoo!!!!!  It is Friday and it is time for hopping, shopping, inspiration, giveaways and fun with the CAS-ual Friday Girls!!!  Don't forget to scroll down for the full blog hop list, giveaway details, and a discount code for you to save a little money when shopping!!! ( ALL of the product is available NOW for purchase!)

Now it's time to share a little inspiration...



Supplies Used: Stamp Set: So Pretty, Fri-Die:Mail Box, Sequins: Sistahood Sparkle Limited Edition


Supplies Used:Stamp Set:Modern Petals and Rad, A Muse Studio Pigment Inks, DCWV Corrugated Card


Supplies Used: Stamp Set:Floating, Spectrum Noir Markers, Distress Ink

All of these new goodies are available now!!! yay!!!  And you can use my discount code to save $ too!



Giveaway Details:
There will be 5 random $20 gc prizes given from 5 of the blogs found on this hop, woo hoo!!!!  So make sure you hop along and leave comments on every blog as you go!  Also there will be 1 grand prize of $50 on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!!!  Talk about prizes!

Here is a list of the complete Hop order:
CFS
Lydia Evans http://lydiaevansdesign.com/
Laurel Beard http://www.laurelbeard.org/
*Nicole Picadura http://www.scrapsandstamps.com/
Kelly Griglione  http://notablenest.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Jachna  http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/
Vicki Dutcher  http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
*Irit Shalom  http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
Taheerah Atchia  http://www.taheerah-atchia.com/blog/
Shona Chambers  http://twinearound.blogspot.com/
Lisa Bankes-Lahiff  http://lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE
Nora Noll  https://acreativetouch.blogspot.com/ - GO HERE NEXT
Kimberly Bliss Rendino  http://kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Hopping/Shopping/Crafting!
Lisa
 
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