Sunday, August 17, 2014

For An Inspiring Teacher

Time for another of my Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen favorites!  I made this card back in February of this year, the theme for that month was You Raise Me Up...and in tribute to amazing teachers everywhere who raise us up and inspire us...
I used a Papertrey Ink stamp set and die...the "you inspire me" is from the Hero Arts Friends stamp set(I think a retired set).  I glossy accented the "teacher" for added dimension and interest.  Simple...to the point!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #8...Have Faith


It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another beautiful inspiration project, this one done by Kay Miller...

 Let yourself be inspired by Kay's card, and create a card that includes die cutting (all forms accepted).  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by...I used a lot of Kay's elements...here’s what I created:
I used my "go-to" flower die from Penny Black for my large flower, a Memory Box die for the leaves and an EK flower punch for the little flowers.  I chose to give the flowers, the leaves and card, texture (Kay had texture on her card) by using a Papertrey Ink impression plate...
 I love the Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler set...done:)!!

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

The COOL NEW THING...the challenges will now be TWO WEEKS LONG, to give you all more time to play....SO this week's challenge closes on Thursday, August 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT, so what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  Hugs!!  Lisa

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alphabet Background Thanks

I am a substitute teacher for the city I live in.  I love to leave cards for the teachers I sub for at the end of my day in their class...
  I had a rainbow background paper leftover from another card that I didn't use, so I stamped the new Simon Says Stamp Alphabet Background over the rainbow paper with versa mark and white embossed.  I had a Cuttlebug Thanks die that I thought went perfectly with the layered lettered background...layered and glossy accented it.  Here's a close up of the sentiment...
FUN!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Teacups made Coffee Cups

I recently got the Memory Box Teacups die...just love these stacked cups!!  I drink coffee all day long, and like tea, but find the only time I drink tea is with honey and lemon when I'm sick.  I decided to make these cups coffee cups...at least by the sentiment in one of the cards...more fitting with who I am and made simple and super white(love all the white!!)...
  I used a pad of 6 x 6 patterned papers (Pebbles Family Ties) to fill in the cups after laying 3 layers of white outlined die cuts.  Both sentiments are from the Scent-imentals stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

The second card, using the sentiment I did, I opted to simply fill in the ONE cup that had hearts and give color to that cup alone...
LOVE this die...now I just need to find some more sentiments that will compliment them:)!!  FUN!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #7...Love You So



Wow...the weeks go by SO fast...it's time for the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another amazing inspiration project this week, this one done by Jackie Rockwell...

 Let yourself be inspired by Jackie's card, and create a card that includes die cutting (all forms accepted).  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by, I tend to be led kind of literally...I used the 3 lines, three objects and 3 sentiments along with a background.  Here’s what I created:
 I thought I'd try hearts for my three objects, with polka dotted paper for my three colored strips.  I used the large to small enamel dots to lead you in the direction of the words...did it work?  I also opted for a background, as Jackie used clouds for hers, I chose to use translucent embossing paste and a Simon Says Stamp falling hearts stencil.  Here's a close up, even though a bit hard to see...

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

The challenge closes on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT, so what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!


Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa