Thursday, March 5, 2015

Countdown to Confetti Day One

I was a guest designer with Reverse Confetti last year, and am honored, thrilled, and so excited to have been asked by Jen del Muro to be a Reverse Confetti, "Fetti Friend" again,  for the months of March and April!!  Thank you so much for the opportunity to showcase your wonderful stamps and dies, Jen!!
March means new release!!  There are 5 new stamp sets, 7 new Confetti Cuts and a set of Spring panel papers that are so sweet, in this new release!!  I will be sneaking stamps, dies and those papers from Reverse Confetti's March release for the next 3 days, before it's official release  on March 8th... and let me tell you, this March release is AMAZING!!!  Let's just say, Spring and Sunshine are in the air...I am in love...know you will be, too:)!!  The two new sets being sneak peeked today are The Tweet Life and More than Jellybeans!   I have used a stamp from each set to make my first card:)!...
 The bunny stamps in this stamp set have adorable sentiments on them...I stamped the bunny in the traditional brown and die cut with it's coordinating die... coupled with a flower stamp from the Tweet Life stamp set, which were stamped on a die cut Sweet Treat Tent also by Reverse Confetti.  The heart cut from the tent's center is also by Reverse Confetti from the Love Note die set.  I filled a cellophane bag with my favorite jellybeans, Cappuccino...so perfect that they were brown with specks of white and went perfectly with the bunny and the flowers!!

The second one is like the first, using the other bunny stamp from the More than Jellybeans set...
I DID die cut the Sweet Treat Tent a bit longer than the actual die, and scored the fold lines a bit wider  on the bottom to make the tent fit a cute chocolate bunny my daughter bought me for this project...had to give this big guy a bigger home:)...
Here's a side view...
In LOVE...what cute little treats for friends!!...and these bunny stamps are PERFECT for cute treats!!!  
I will be back tomorrow with more fun projects using more of the new Reverse Confetti release!   Below  are pics of the new, soon-to-be-released stamp sets and their matching dies I used on my projects today.  



 Head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see all the other projects the Confetti Crew has made from the sneak peek products.  Leave a comment on each of the Confetti Crew gals' sneak peak posts for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate.  There will be two winners, one on the Reverse Confetti Blog and one on the Facebook page!!  Comments will close at noon CST on March 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on March 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook pages.
There are still 2 more day of releases and lots of wonderful stamps, dies and papers to show you...make sure to check back before the big day...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Other products I used on my projects:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A "Manly" Thank You

I had my final appointment with my knee surgeon yesterday!! Today is exactly 9 months since I fell and broke my knee cap...seems like yesterday!  I am pretty much back to normal...lots of stationary biking, and now my elliptical, too, my quad muscle has come back, which is a huge thing in recovery of knee surgery.  My doctor was such an encouragement to me, what a blessing it was to have been given him as my assigned doctor in the emergency room that day in June, I made a card to thank him for all he did and said to give me and my knee our healing!!!  A hard card to photograph, it's silver paper with a stenciled, black embossing pasted border...
 The paper is from Michael's, the black paint is  Craft Smart acrylic, mixed with translucent paste.  Here's a close up... 
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pinwheel Giveaways!

I started my blog on the last day in March of 2011, as a way to share my love of card making with others...and it has been and continues to be SO MUCH FUN!!  On this first day of March, 2015,   I have a few things to give away as my way of saying thank you to you all for being a big part of what makes having my blog so much fun!  I have made a couple cards with one of my giveaways...
 I have LOVED using the Pinwheel die from Penny Black...couple it with some new, cool papers from Papertrey Ink and made a couple really simple, fun cards!
Thank you all for being a part of my blog...I have such fun making cards, YOU make my blog such fun!!  
Now, for the giveaways...I have
                 
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Yep...3 pinwheel/paper pack prizes, so there will be 3 winners!!  Simply leave a comment telling me what you have the most fun working with when you make cards...me, it is definitely DIES!!  I will consider all comments until next Sunday, March 8th at 8pm...will announce the random winners on Monday, March 9th!  Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Easter Chickie

I thought the little chickie in the new Clearly Besotted stamp set, In Stitches Easter, was adorable....
I WILL say, though, you must have either a great eye or, as in my case, a stamp-a-ma-jig, for positioning!  Each one of the wings, the feet, the tuft on the head, and the beak are all individually stamped...and after a WHOLE bunch of failed attempts, I finally got smart and got out my stamp-a-ma-jig!!  SO MUCH EASIER with a much better result...lining up the chickie's parts THEN stamping...but ...that IS five separate stamps and five times lining it up!!  I have 2 more I made when I finally figured out how to make this little cutie, which I will definitely be making something with.  HAD to have little google eyes:)!!  So....he might look a little bare, but I was thinking white...egg...purity...Easter...and I was just too pooped from all my stamping that I thought it enough to put my little cutie a solo on this card:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday...Sour Apple Rocks!!

Oh my...I am LOVING the sour apple Bazzill paper I got from Michael's...this color is so cool!
This is how this card went down...leftover flower that I had when I last explained how to make these flowers (it got LOST in my white scraps and just found it last night, EXACTLY one month later(does that tell you how many white scraps I have???!!!!)...and the badge in the middle of the flower was from a package of badges I received as a gift from my amazing son-in-law, Nic, who thought of me when he was out shopping at a TJ Maxx while he was here a while ago!! Simply made, but SO MUCH FUN!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa