Friday, October 28, 2016

DCWV/Pink & Main Blog Hop

Hello most wonderful crafty friends!!!  I'm so excited to be taking part in this hop today, and I can't wait to share the little Thanksgiving card and table card I've created with my awesome DCWV Leaves Stack and some super cute Pink & Main Stamps and dies! ekkkk!!!

Aren't they just so much fun?  This matching card set was so fun and easy to create!  Below I share how these two projects came together...

To create the card I started by stamping the fox onto a piece of patterned paper and then used my Prismacolor Pencils to add more colors and detail to the image.  I have never really used coloring when stamping on patterned paper, but I'm totally loving it!  I then die cut him out with the matching dies and propped him onto a vellum circle with foam adhesive before adding him to my patterned paper background.  I love the mix of the light and dark colors in the Autumn Leaves Stack as well as the shine of the Rose Gold Foil!

For the table card I used the same technique as above by stamping the bear onto patterned paper and coloring it in with my Prismacolor Pencils before using the matching die cuts to cut her out.  I then folded a piece of white cardstock from the Natural Cardstock Stack, added a strip of patterned paper along the bottom and die cut a few feathers from the Autumn Leaves Stack.  I then stamped my sentiment in the upper left corner and adhered the bear with some foam adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure you check out the DCWV blog as well as the Pink & Main Blog for more details and giveaway information!!!

Full blog hop list:
Karen H  
Lisa  - You are here
Jessica  - Go here next

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wild About You on the MarkerPOP Blog

Hello!  Today you will find me posting a cute critter card on the MarkerPOP Blog using newer Pink & Main images...

Full details and photo can be found on their blog.  If you get a chance to stop by make sure you say hello, it means so much!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sparkly Season's Greetings

Hello, hello!  I am so excited to share this pretty and super sparkly card here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today.  I used the new Cardinal Greetings Stamp Set, and I love the classic winter designs in this set.  Let's check out the card...

Isn't it so pretty?! yay!  I love the super bright and sparkly background!  This was one of those cards where I had the idea in my head, but I wasn't sure if it would turn out the way I had envisioned, but it did!

To create this card I started with an oval frame diecut out of the middle of my card front.  I then stamped my bird and tree image onto separate Neenah White Card stock, colored them in with my Copics and white gel pen, and trimmed them out.  These were set to the side while I cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the oval window and adhered double sided tape to cover the entire piece of acetate.  This too was set to the side while I adhered the tree branch to the backside of the oval, and the bird onto the front side.  The adhesive covered acetate was then laid behind all of this covering the open "window", and then covered with Martha Stewart glitter.  At first I had contemplated using white glitter to give a snow effect, but I felt like it would blend too much into the cardbase and so I chose the blue to really give a pop, and it did!  I then finished the card by stamping the sentiment in a green ink and adhering some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

And I'm linking this up to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Birds

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thank You Card on

Hello!  Today I am sharing a simple thank you card on the Blog that is perfect for mass producing...

Hope you'll be able to stop by and check it out!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

STAMPlorations Reminder Challenge: Black

Hello!  It is time to share a little more inspiration for this month's STAMPlorations CAS Challenge with the color black as the twist.  I've created a very simple Christmas card this time...

                        (Oh, Christmas Tree! and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies)

I apologize for the sentiment being so hard to read in my photos.  It looks beautiful in person, but I think the shine of the embossing powder made the words hard to read, so hopefully that second photo helps!  I love fun look of the trees in this stamp set and really love how easy this card would be to mass produce for the holidays.  To create this card I started with a black panel, embossed the tree image in 24K Gold Embossing Powder and die cut with the double running stitch.  I then embossed the sentiment with the same embossing powder but onto red card stock and trimmed it out before adhering it to the black panel with foam adhesive.

I can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Happy Thanksgiving - MarkerPOP Blog

Hello!  Today I am over on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing a super cute Thanksgiving card made with the newly released Pretty Pink Posh Set: "Giving Thanks"...

Hope to see you stop by and see how this card came together!  While you are there why don't you pick up a few of the new goodies in the shop too!!!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

And a Happy New Year!

*This is post #2 for me today, please scroll down if you are looking for my CAS-ual Friday Post! Thank you!!!

Hello!!!  Today I'm sharing a pretty little Christmas card with you that uses the Cardinal Greetings Stamp Set by Mint Owl Studios.  Their new sets are a mix of snarky, sweet, and classic and I'm totally loving them...

To create this card I started by stamping the bough image all the way around a panel in various green inks.  I then went over the panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and die cut the bottom edge.  Next I die cut a star and stamped my sentiment in the center of it.  I finished it all off with some blue sequins.

This card was super easy and could be used for mass production purposes.  Feel free to share with us what you are creating with your Mint Owl Studio Goodies on any of our social media sights, or by tagging us on your own sites!

Happy Crafting!


CAS-ual Fridays Final Release Day: Powerful Words

Here it is the final day of new releases for CAS-ual Fridays, and it has been awesome if I do say so myself hehehe!  Today we are sharing the Powerful Words Stamp set with all of you...  I decided to create something a little bit different to show how versatile these sets can be as well.  Since I've had Christmas on the brain lately, that's exactly what I went with...

To create this card I started by inking up one of my acrylic blocks with green and red ink, spritzing this with water and "smooshing" it onto the cardstock.  Once this was dry I stamped and embossed the sentiment in 24 K Gold Embossing Powder.  I then hand drew a frame around it and finished it off with some splattering of gold spray.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration and then to the store to grab this set for yourself!  Plus I have a discount code you won't want to miss using...

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn Layout with DCWV

*If you are looking for the CAS-ual Fridays Release Post please scroll down!  Thank you!

Hello!  Today I am sharing a layout I've created with the new 12 x 12" Autumn Leaves Stack found at your local JoAnns Store on the DCWV blog and here.  Let me just say that this stack is gorgeous with rose gold foiling throughout and the rich Autumn colors, love it!!!

After layering the patterned paper the way I wanted it I used a a mix of punches and leaf dies to create the embellishments on my page.  The journaling area was hand cut from the journal cards found in the stack.

This layout was created based on the newest sketch found on the Creative Scrappers Challenge Blog:

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day 2: Be

Hello!  Welcome to Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays' Stamp Release for the Callin' All Sistahs Collection, yay!!!!  This new set is called Be and it has some awesome sentiments as well as a few beautiful butterfly images.

Isn't this sentiment just awesome?!  And it can be used for many uplifting occasions.  To create this postcard I started by stamping the 3 side butterfly images in antique linen distress ink and then I used other pink distress ink colors to water paint  over top of the images so that they appear to be done free handed.  While these dried I stamped the sentiment in a dark brown ink and went over the front corners with distress ink in scattered straw.  I finished the post card by stamping more butterfly images in the same scattered straw ink.

Make sure you stop by the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Blog for more inspiration, and you can purchase the Be stamp set as of today! YAY!!!  And it gets better, because I have a discount code for you to use too!

Happy Shopping/Crafting!

Monday, October 17, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day 1: Word Ribbon

Hello!!!  This is post #2 for me today, and it's going to be a fun one because I get to share a project made with the newest CAS-ual Fridays' stamp set for the Callin' All Sistahs Collection, woot woot!

In case you didn't already know earlier today started the Callin' All Sistahs Blog Hop that CAS-ual Fridays hosts every month on the 17th to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer and to remind you to perform your monthly self examination.  Early detection is key!!!  Have any CAS-ual Fridays goodies?  Then you can join our blog hop each month!  Check out all the info. on that here.  Plus there is a chance for you to win some goodies for yourself if you hop along with us this month.

Whew!  Now with all of that being said I am ready to share my card using the new Word Ribbon Stamp set, woot woot!!!

To create this card I started by stamping down the side of my card front with the Casual Comfort Stamp Set in several colors.  I then diecut a tag with the Scallop Tag Fri-dies in white and stamped a sentiment from the Word Ribbon set in grey.  I popped this up with some foam adhesive.  I decided to add a small pink ribbon down on the bottom of the tag as well from this same stamp set.  I finished the card with a few light pink pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out all of the wonderful inspiration on the CAS-ual Friday Blog, and guess what else?  You can purchase this set now! woot woot!  And one more thing....... I have a discount code too for ya! yay!!!!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Callin' All Sistahs Blog Hop Time!!!

Hello!  Welcome to this month's Callin' All Sistahs Blog Hop where we are sending encouraging vibes to all of those who need it.  And here is the card I've created to share...

To create this card I started by stamping the trunks of the trees with a Rose Gold ink and the leaves in a Neon Ombre ink.  I then stamped the leaves once each side of the original stamped leaves without re-inking to create some fullness to the trees without overpowering the card.  I then stamped my sentiment in a dark brown ink.  All of these are found in the Calm and Gentle Stamp Set.  I went over the edges with a distress tool and layered it onto several sheets of patterned paper at an angle.  The card was then finished with a twine bow and sequins in matching pinks.

Some things to consider while hopping... make sure to perform your self check while hopping or after.  These are important ladies!  Early detection is key.  Also keep in mind that  50% of the profits from the special Calling All Sistahs Collection are donated to .  Plus I have a discount code you can use to save a little money too.  And one more thing, starting this week Michele at CAS-ual Fridays is releasing some new stamps for this collection so make sure you are stopping by the blog daily for inspiration and set reveals!

Now it is time to keep on hopping:

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Lisa Lahiff:                              - YOU ARE HERE
Lori Kobular                            - GO HERE NEXT :)…/october-calling-all-si…

And please join us next month by helping spreading awareness and make a little something with your CAS-ual Friday goodies... full details can be found here:
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting/Hopping!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

MarkerPop Challenge #106

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge on the MarkerPop Blog!  Make sure you get your creations in for a chance to win some crafting goodies!!! woot woot!  Take a peek at the beautiful inspirational photo too...

And here is my take on this challenge...

I created this super cute and spooky scene with the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamp Set.  I started by diecutting the circle in my patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Polka in the Dark paper pad.  I then used the cut out as a stencil to draw the circle onto the cardbase so I would know where to create my background.  I used various distress inks in the center of that circle and stamped some little stars in white pigment ink.  While this dried I worked on the shaker part by adding acetate to my patterned paper, foam adhesive and sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, and layered it all together.  I then stamped and colored my images on Neenah solar white card stock. The sentiment was stamped on the same cardstock trimmed on one edge and stapled to the card front.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you will make for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Happy Birthday with Mint Owl Studio

*This is my second post for the day, make sure you scroll down to see my CAS-ual Fridays Blog Post, Thank you!!!

Hello!  I am up on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today sharing a bright and yummy Birthday Card...

To create this card I started by stamping and masking the donut and cupcake images from the Sweet Treats Stamp Set and coloring them in with Copic Markers.  I added the sentiment from the new  Snarky Birthday Sentiments stamp set I then die cut the edge of this panel.  Next I used the Sprinkles Stencil on pink paper with white pigment ink.  I love the way this turned out!  Once everything was dry I layered my panels onto my card base, and finished it all off with a bow and some sequins.  I also used the Snarky Birthday Sentiments stamp set on the inside saying, " Treat Yo' Self" hehehe!  Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out the Mint Owl Studio Blog and shop for more inspiration!
Happy Crafting!

Must Love Snowflakes...

Hi there!  Today I am up on the CAS-ual Friday Blog sharing a soft pink snowflake scene created with the Must Love Snowflakes Stamp Set...

I love how soft this card looks!  To create this card I started by stamping and heat embossing the snowflake images around the outside of the cardbase to form a frame of snow.  I then used a light pink ink to blend in towards the center.  The sentiment was then stamped with a grey ink in the center.  I finished it off with some twine, jingle bells and sequins.

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Resistable

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mint Owl Studio New Release Blog Hop *Giveaway*

Hello again!  This is my second post for the day, to find my DCWV/Chameleon Blog Hop Post please scroll down! :)

Now I am back as part of the Mint Owl Studio October Release!!! yay!!!!  This new release has a wonderful mix of cute, snarky and holiday all in one, so you're bound to find something you just have to have.  I decided to create a cute little card with the new mini Sloth Hang Out Stamp Set...

Isn't he just so cute?  I love the matching sentiments in this set too!  I stamped this little guy and some leaf images onto kraft cardstock and colored him in with my PrismaColor Pencils.  I then diecut the panel and added it to some patterned paper.  To finish the card off I used some matching enamel dots and some white twine.

Thanks so much for making your way over here and make sure you hop along to the rest of the blogs for your chance to win this months new released sets! :)

Hop List:

Happy Crafting/Hopping!

DCWV/Chameleon Blog Hop!!!

Hello!  I am so excited to be hopping along sharing projects with DCWV and Chameleon products!  Make sure you stop by all of the blogs sharing for today for your chance to win some goodies!!!  (Find a list of participants here)

Today I am sharing a card and tag Thank you set that I have created with the DCWV Color and Create: Patterns and Prints Stack, the Gold Burlap Stack and my Chameleon Blue Tones Pack...

This was my first time trying the Chameleon Markers out and I have to say it was pretty fun.  I watch several videos, found on their website, to figure out how best to use these markers, but it was easy to learn.  I really loved the gradient effect I was able to create with each individual marker and decided to play on this technique for my projects.  For the card I started by coloring in my selected coloring page and then trimmed it into a 4 x 5 1/4" panel.  Next, I tied on some black twine and adhered this to some black cardstock before adding it to my cardbase.  I finished the card with some clear sequins.  For my tag I wanted more texture so I decided to cut my tag out of the Fold Burlap Stack.  It is hard to see the gold accents in the burlap in this photo, but in real life they are gorgeous!  This time I only colored select images from a coloring page and trimmed them out.  I then cut out a sentiment and adhered them all together.  To tie in with the card I used the gradient coloring technique again and finished this off with some black twine and clear sequins too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope I've inspired you with some new ways to mix and match Chameleon and DCWV products!!!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello!  Today you can find me on the Marker Pop Blog, woot woot!  I am sharing a simple card using the newly released Giving Thanks stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh.

You can full details on how I created this card over on their blog so I hope to see you stop by!  Also make sure you check out the latest challenge as you have just one more day to get your entries in!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Giveaway Winners!!!!

Hello!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  I'm just popping in to share the winners from my recent paper stacks giveaways...  Before I announce the winners I want to say thank you again to all of you who stop by, leave kind comments, and share a part of your time with me.  I truly do appreciate all of you!!!  I also want to say thank you to DCWV for having me on their amazing team and for being such an incredible company to work for, because after all I would not have these giveaways available if it wasn't for being on their team.

Drum roll please....

Winner of Prize Pack #1 is....  #16!!!

Jean said...
I am a follower
Winner of Prize Pack #2 is....  #33!!!

Angelica Chambers said...
I follow you on !
Instagram Prize Winner is....  #25!!!

Congratulations to my winners!!!!! YAY!!!!  Please contact me by clicking the contact me up above and sending me your full name and snail mail address to my email.  You have 48 hours to give me your information or I will have to choose a new winner, as I don't want these lovely prizes to be forgotten about.
To pick winners I went super high-tech and asked my nephews to choose numbers, hehehe!  But hey, you can't get any more random than that! :)  Thank you again to everyone, your comments made my week that much better!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy... Watercoloring with a Stencil

Hello friends!  Today I have a card I have created for the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge: with a twist of Black this month...

                            ( Crazy Double Running Stitch RectangleHappy Word DieLeaf Prints Stencil)

To create this card I started by adding black soot distress ink onto a panel of cardstock, making sure to always start on the same end and work my way up with the ink.  I then die cut the panel to adhere onto my cardbase.  Next I used the Leaf Prints stencil, distress markers, and water to watercolor the leaf images onto watercolor paper.  I love the results and I was able to mix and match colors on each image, score!  Finally, I ran the happy die through my cutter in black and used a white chalk marker along the edges of the letters to help the word pop off of the black background.  The colorful sequins were the perfect finish.

I am also linking this up to the Kat Scrappiness WCMD Challenge: Make a Card

I can't wait to see what you will create for this months challenge!  Remember all products are welcome, and you can find complete rules on how the challenge works over on the blog!

Happy Crafting!

Joy! I am up on the MarkerPOP Blog!!!

Hello, hello!  I have some happy news to share today as I am up on the MarkerPOP Blog for the first time... wait for it.... as a new DT Member!!!!  ekkkkkk!!!  I'm so excited to join this amazing group of talented ladies!  Any who, I hope you will get to check me out over there, and here is a little taste of what you will find...

I'm using a new stamp set  by Penny Black called Poinsettia Wreath for todays card! As well as some watercoloring with Distress Markers.

Hope to see you over there and make sure you check out the current blog challenge: color inspiration...

You'll be entered for a box of crafting goodies, just by joining in!  Use any markers that are carried in the store and you are good to go!

Happy Crafting!