Sunday, December 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays' New Release Day 1

Hello, and woo hoo!!!  CAS-ual Fridays' Stamps is ringing in the New Year with a new release!  And you are totally going to love it! (Especially if you are a coffee kinda girl!)  I'm popping in to share my take on the first set called Coffee Talk and it's matching die called Coffee Cup...

I decided to take the sentiment and really play with it: Java Download In Progress Caffeine Loading... Pleas Wait.  hehehe!  Love it!  Then I used the smaller coffee cup in the die set to cut out of red, yellow, and green cardstock.

For more inspiration and peeks on these new goodies, make sure you head over to the CAS-ual Friday's Blog!  Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year!!!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Ton Stamps Challenge #3

Woot woot!  And I'm back for one last card!  I had so much fun looking at The Ton Stamps Challenge Inspiration Photo, and seeing the different ways it inspired me.  This time I used a non Christmas stamp: Purrincess and the From Ours Mini Set...

I started by tracing a circle to create my wreath image.  Then I stamped the cute kitty with a bow time and created my wreath with lots of small images.  I colored everything in and stamped the sentiment in a black ink.  Finally the panel was foam adhered onto a strip of black glitter cardstock.

Here is the beautiful Inspiration Board:

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday weekend and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting/Holidays/NewYear/Everything!!!

The Ton Stamps Challenge #2

I'm back!  Here is my second take on the newest The Ton Stamps Challenge...

I LOVE a good layered stamp set and the Holiday Bows stamp set is amazing!!!  Just two images makes a 3D looking bow! LOVE it!  As you can tell I went super simple again, inspired by the gifts in the inspiration photos...

Happy Crafting!

The Ton Stamps Challenge #1

Only 2 more sleeps until Christmas! YAY!!!  I just love this time of the year, and all of the fun and anticipation that goes along with it!  And I'm also excited because I finally found a few hours where I just got creative for fun... something I've been needing for quite some time.  I've also been dying to play along with The Ton Stamps Challenges for several months, and each month comes and goes and i just never get around to playing along... but with my few open hours I got my Ton Stamps crafty time on, and I'm here to share them with all of you!  Here is the beautiful inspirational photo that was given on The Ton Stamps Challenge blog...

For my first project I was inspired by the ballerina with what looks like a silver glitter background and lots of white...

I just love all of the fun ways you can change up her classy gown from the Born Classy Stamp set.  I stamped her and added some silver glitter embossing along one side of the dress.  After I colored her in I added the sentiment and adhered the panel to black cardstock.  I then used the sparkles in the stamp set to create a black and white background on the cardbase.

I'll be back with two more takes on this challenge!  I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Party Time
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Reminder

Hello!  I hope you are all having  beautiful Holiday Season so far!  Mine has been great, busy, but great!  Today I'm popping in to share a reminder to join us in the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.  This Challenge is all month long, and this month we are adding the twist to use gold!  Here's what I've created...

The stamp set I've used for my card is called Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower, and is now a retired set, but there is a Larger Version of this flower that you can still purchase!  For my card I decided to work smarter, not harder.  I stamped the flower onto red cardstock and heat embossed it in gold before cutting it out.  I then spritzed a background panel with some Gold Mist, and added the sentiment with the same Gold Embossing Powder.  I adhered this panel to my cardbase, and added some strips of Gold Foil Cardstock to opposite corners.  The flower needed a little something else, so I grabbed my Gold Nuvo Drops and added them to the center.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you link your gold projects up to our challenge!  If you want to purchase a few new STAMPloration goodies I'd be thrilled if you would use my coupon code: STAMPGIRLLISA to save 20% off of your total purchase!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 18, 2017

8 Nights of Hanukkah With CAS-ual Fridays

Hi!  Today I am up on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog to help celebrate the 8 Nights of Hanukkah!  CAS-ual Fridays has a great selection of Hanukkah products that are perfect for crafting with.  For my project I've used the Spin the Dreidel and Star of David Stamp Sets...

 To create my card I started by stamping my star images on one strip of cardstock and the dreidels on another.  Once I was finished I trimmed all of the strips down, adhered them to silver glitter cardstock and spaced them out onto dark gray patterned paper.  I finished by adding the sentiment in a darker blue and a few matching gems.

And as always I have a discount code to share with my readers that is good for whenever you wish to use it... 

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays It's All About the JOY!

Hello!  Today I am sharing a bold and simply CAS Christmas card on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog...

Now I have to be honest that this card is not exactly what I first had in mind.  My original idea was to create a one layer background by masking the rectangle and adding red Distress Oxide ink to the center of my cardbase... only I had quite a few spots where the masking tape didn't hold and red streaks were outside of the masked area.  But I did love the way the red and spritzed silver looked, so I didn't want to completely throw it away.  I decided to just cut the area out, adhere it to a new cardbase, and problem solved!  I then stamped and embossed the joy sentiment from the Joy Stamp Set, and cut it out to adhere over my inked rectangle.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you would like to do a little shopping I have a code for you to use...

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Yay!!!

Hello, hello!  Welcome to my blog if you are new, and so happy to see you again if you are already a visitor!  Today starts the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and I'm so happy to get to play along.  I've also had the greatest honor to get to share a brand new Coffee Stamp Set by Michele from CAS-ual Fridays!  The set is called Peace, Love & Coffee, it's super cute, and guess what.... it's only $5 today in honor of this hop!!!  Pst - and I have a coupon code at the end of this post for even more savings!!!

Here's a peek at my project...

See?!  Isn't it just so cute?!?!?!  I love the font for the sentiments too!  To create my card I simply stamped the sentiment first with PTI Dark Chocolate Ink on the top and bottom of a strip of white cardstock.  Next I added in the images with more PTI Ink in Kraft, Pure Poppy, and Tropical Teal.  I then popped this strip up with foam adhesive onto patterned paper and finally onto my cardbase.  And here is a closer look...

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog today!  And if you want to pick this set up for $5 today make sure you head to the CAS-ual Fridays Store!  Plus here's a code for you too...

Have a Happy Crafting/Coffee Drinking/Cocoa Drinking/All Around Good Day!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge: Gold

Hi!  Today starts a new CAS Challenge on the STAMPlorations Blog, and this month we are tempting you to use the color Gold.  I just love gold in my paper crafting!  It always seems to rich and elegant to me.  Today I've used gold to create a plaid background...

I started my stamping and embossing my tree from the retired Oh, Christmas Tree Stamp Set.  Next I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine Ink.  I chose this ink because I knew I wanted to watercolor with various Gold Watercolors.  I used a flat brush to paint strips horizontally across the front of my card.  Once these were dry I used the Plaid Maker ARTploration Stencil and went over the background vertically with Gold Delicata Ink.  I then adhered my panel to a strip of green cardstock and finally onto the cardbase.  Clear and Gold Sequins added the perfect finishing touch.

The shine in person is amazing!  Any who, I can not wait to see what you will make for this challenge!  Remember, all products are welcome, and if you see some new STAMPlorations goodies that you need for yourself remember to use the code: STAMPGIRLLISA to save 20% off of your total!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Handmade Ornament with A Muse Studio

Hi!  I thought I would stop by and share an Ornament I created for the newest A Muse Studio Release...

To create this ornament I used half of a plastic ornamented backed it with the largest die cut Pinking Circle A.  I adhered the Largest snowflake from the Snowflake Trio, and infant this was a left over cut from this card...

I then filled the ball with Diamond Glitter, Snowfall Sequins, and clear Sequins.  I also added a sentiment from the You're the Coolest Stamp Set and I adhered it all together with hot glue.  I tied it off with Bermuda Silk Ribbon.

I also created a little tag to go on the side so that the ornament can be attached to a gift or be the gift itself.  I've used the Tiny Tags Stamp and Die Set as well as the You're the Coolest Stamp Set for the tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll pop over to the A Muse Studio Store to see all of the new products if you haven't had a chance already!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day!!!

Hi!  I'm popping back in to let you know that today is release day for A Muse Studio!!!!  That means all of the new goodies are now available for you to get your creative groove on!  Here are a few more projects I've created with this new release...

Supplies Used:
Ugly Sweater Card: Cardstock: Apple, Reverse Polkadot Apple, Sugar; Stamp Set: You're the Coolest, Ugly and Bright; Die Sets: You're the Coolest, and Ugly and Bright; Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black, A Muse Studio Pigment Ink - Grass, Cocoa, and Bermuda; Spectrum Noir Markers
Happy WinterCard: Cardstock: Sugar, Bermuda; Stamp Set: You're the Coolest, Peppermint Swirl; Die: Snowflake Trio; Glitter: Diamond; Gold Embossing Powder; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Guest Designing with Gerda Steiner Designs!

Hello!!!  I am back today Guest Designing on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog, yay!!!  I've created a fun watercolored background with the Reindeer and Tree Stamp Set...

For full details on how my card came together I hope you'll take a minute and check out my post!  And while you are at it, you should really check out the Gerda Steiner Store there are so many cute and fun critter sets, and she constantly adding new ones!

Happy Crafting!

A Muse Studio Release: The Possibility of Miracles

Today's set features a small but mighty set, that has so many uses!  While the images are small in this set, they fit perfectly to embellish the trees as you wish.  And the sentiment in this set is one that makes you feel good about everything.  Take a peek at what I've created with it...

The first thing I thought was of the four seasons when I saw this set, so I went with it.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Sugar; Pigment Ink: French Roast, Sky, Sage, Fern, Orange, Toffee, Blush, and Ocean; Die: Postage Stamps

Make sure you pop by the A Muse Studio Blog for more inspiration and giveaway details!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop Featuring: Sanna Lippert Designs

Hello!  I am so excited to be able to take part in the STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop!  Today we are celebrating the addition of Sanna Lippert Designs in the STAMPlorations Store.  Her stencils are so fun, and intricate there are so many various ways that they can be used.  Since I am part of the Clean and Simple Team I've decided to use my stencils in very CAS way.  Take a peek...

For my first card I've used the beautiful new Leaves 1 Stencil with Gold Embossing Paste.  I love how delicate these leaves look and the gold really makes the whole card feel elegant.  Once the panel dried I adhered it to my cardbase.  For a sentiment I've used the Be Kind Phrase Die and popped it up with a strip of vellum and gold cardstocks.  I finished the card off with a few clear and gold sequins.

For my second card I've used the new Flowers 1 Stencil.  This card makes for a beautiful background that can also become the main focal point.  I love how tall and thin the stems are for the flowers and how they seem to be reaching up towards the sun.  This time I decided to use my stencil with an emboss resist technique.

To create this card I started by going over the stencil with my Versamark Ink Pad, when I removed the stencil I was able to heat emboss the image with white embossing powder.  Distress Oxides blend so beautifully that I knew they would be perfect for my background. I used a fun mix of Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Fossilized Amber to go over the embossed image.  Since the flowers felt playful in these colors I decided to adhere them to a black panel and then angle it all onto my cardbase.  I used black again for die cutting my Hello Sunshine Phrase Die and added it right along the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking my projects out today!  I also have a code you can use to save you 20% off your total purchase! YAY!


And there is more...
You will find all of the participating blogs on the STAMPloraitons blog, so make sure you head over there to keep hopping along!  And of course there are giveaways...

  • Commenting closes on December 4, Monday
  • Prizes: (1) winner of $20 gift certificate, (2) winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs

And with that, happy hopping!
And Happy Crafting!

A Muse Studio Release: Hip Hip Hooray!

Hi!  Are you having a good week so far?  I've been having a blast playing with the new A Muse Studio goodies that will be available at the end of this week for you to buy! YAY!!!  Today I am playing with the Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set, this set is small with two images and a sentiment, but I love finding as many ways as possible to use sets like this for a bigger bang for your buck.

To create this card I started by stamping the cake and cupcake images all over watercolor cardstock to create a fun background.  To color the images in I used my Zig Color Clean Markers and then added water to blend the color out.   For the sentiment I stamped and embossed it with White Embossing powder onto Onyx Cardstock.  I then adhered the panel to the Onyx Cardbase.

Did I mention that this set is your FREE with any $50 purchase?!  Awesome!!!!
Stop by the A Muse Studio Blog for more inspiration, peeks and giveaway details!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Giving Thanks Winner!!!

Hello!  I'm back with my Giving Thanks Winner... and I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter...

And the winner is....  Lucky #2 ( I used to help choose my winner for all fairness :) )

Blogger Amy McCue said...
I just got the Gemini and I love it!

Congratulations Amy!!!  Please contact to claim your prize, just let them know you were a winner from Lisa Lahiff's Blog.  Enjoy!
Thanks so much for everyone who took the time to leave a comment!  I also want to let you know that I have 2 current Giveaways on my Instagram page, so I hope you can stop by and check that out as well!

Happy Crafting!

A Muse Studio Release: You're the Coolest

It's A Muse Studio Release week, yay!!!!  Let me tell you I could just keep on creating with the adorable Penguins in this set!  I LOVE them so much!  They take very little coloring and if you get their matching dies then you can create cards super quick!  Take a peek at a few of the cards I've created with them...

Supplies Used:
Cool Bird Card: Cardstock: Apple, Ocean, Onyx, and Sugar; Stamps: Peppermint Swirl, You're the Coolest; Dies: You're the Coolest and Tag Bundle; Gold Embossing Powder; Foam Adhesive; Spectrum Noir Markers
Cool Dude Card: Cardstock: Bermuda Polkadot, Sugar; Stamps: You're the Coolest; Dies: You're the Coolest and Landscape; Sequins: Snowfall Mix; Clear Dots; Foam Adhesive; Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out the A Muse Studio Blog for a chance to win some of the new products as well as find more inspiration and peeks!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Instagram Giveaway!!!

Hello, hello!  I just wanted to pop in and share that I am having a giveaway over on my Instagram page!  Hope you can stop by and join in!  PS - I have two separate giveaways one for my US friends and one for international friends, so everyone has a chance to win something! :)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs!!!

Yay!!!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today!  Her stamps are so darn adorable, and I feel so blessed to be able to work with one of the cutest new sets called Reindeer and a Tree.

Hehehe!  I just love the little faces on the deer and had a blast stamping, coloring and cutting each one of these guys out.  Once that was done I started working on my background panel.  I stamped the tree and went to town coloring it all in with various Spectrum Noir Markers.  Next I adhered the deer, Santa, and the ornaments to the front of the card before adding snow with my White Gel Pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You'll want to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Store to see more cuties you'll just have to have... can you say adorable, huggable penguins?! eeeekkk!!!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!