Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Today is my beautiful daughter, Hannah's, birthday...Happy Birthday, hon!!  We celebrated before Noah and I left Florida, and one of the things she wanted was a bike...so a bike was our gift to her.  When I finally sat down to create a card today, all I could think of was my daughter's birthday!  I had the wonderful new stamp and die set by Simon Says Stamp, Beautiful Ride, on my desk, and thought I would recreate her bike...a card celebrating her day!!...
Simple...no fanfare...ahh simplicity!!  I am LOVING the stripes, of late, so it seems I am always finding a way to make them a part of my cards.  This layout was the one I used on my last card, but thought it just went perfectly for this bike. I stamped, die cut, colored with colored pencils and layered( I colored the fenders instead of making them silver, just in case you noticed when you look below😊).  I cut apart two of the sentiment stamps to make the one you see stamped on this card, but thought it perfect for her.  Here's a pic she messaged me...oh how I love this lady...she is an amazing woman, daughter, sister and friend...LOVED spending two weeks with her and her hubby Nic!!...

Here's a close up...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pencil Colored Flowers on Black

I used the new Simon Says Stamp Wild Beauty stamp set stamped with versamark and white embossed,  along with my Prismacolor pencils on black cardstock to make a card!  I love these flowers and these pencils!!...
I paired them with a sentiment from the Simon stamp set Jumbo Stripes. I used two shades of purple and two shades of teal for the flowers and added some Doodlebug Sprinkle enamel dots for their centers.  Here's a close up...
Hope you have a great weekend!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Black and Teal Birthday Wishes

Having a blast in Florida with my daughter and son-in-law!!  Noah and I have been on lots of mini road trips with them since arriving here a week and a half ago...have a few more days here, before heading home to Virginia😞...we will be back😊!!  I hope to get back to creating more when I return home...until then, I have another card to share with you!  I used part of the fun, new Birthday Frame die from Simon Says Stamp on the card I recently made for CAS(E) this Sketch, and am using the whole die along with another piece of the patterned paper I found at AC Moore...
I thought the black and white design of the paper was perfect to pair  with a solid colored piece of cardstock as the pop of color.  I DID sponge the sentiment of the teal colored paper frame to make the sentiment stand out.  This is how I did it...
I taped the frame with Eclipse tape and only left the "Birthday Wishes" exposed.  I then sponged and eventually glossy accented the sentiment.  I layered the frame and added some enamel dots.  Here's a close up...
Hope you are all having a great week, too:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Loving Patterned Paper

I was at AC Moore a couple weeks ago, and they had some new patterned paper!  Understand...I have not always been a huge fan of patterned paper.  In recent years, though, I have come to LOVE it...well...the right kind of patterned paper.  The right sized patterns and the right colors, make for some great backgrounds and in this case,  fun, easy card making....and I LOVE that!!  I have two cards to show you.  The first had layered sentiments, the "thanks" die is from Reverse Confetti...
 Here's a close up...
 The second one, I used another piece of the new patterned paper with a die cut daisy(to kind of match the paper) and a Papertrey Ink sentiment...
 Here's a close up...
I have some more paper to share with you...until then... Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 171...Happy Birthday

The sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch is very cool!  I stamped, sponged, die cut,  and embossed my way to a card for this challenge.  Here's my card and the sketch...

 I used some new stamps and a die from Simon Says Stamp for today's card, Wild Beauty stamp set and Birthday Wishes Frame die.  I sponged the pink on cardstock, gold embossed the flowers, then cut out.  I die cut the frame, cut the sentiment from the frame and layered.  
What a fun challenge and wonderful sketch!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!  Call it crazy, but I decided to take a road trip with Noah, to visit my daughter, Hannah, and son-in-law, Nic in FL...missing my Emma in VA, but SO happy to be here!!  It is the first time in her 5 married years and living in two states, that I have finally gotten to visit her.  She has made her lovely home so perfect for Noah and me...I can't tell you what a wonderful Mother's Day this is for me!!  
I made a few cards, here and there, that I hope to share with you over the next week or two for however long I'm here in Florida, in some quieter moments:)!!
I have a couple cards to share with you today.  Actually...it's the same card, I simply changed the  bow/bow tie to show you how changing that one little thing can make the the card for a baby girl OR boy.  Hey...PERFECT for Mother's Day...having a baby clearly makes you a mom, right?!  The card was made with the new Simon Says Stamp stamp/die set,  Cuddly Critters Accessories...SO CUTE!! Here's the little girl...
 I stamped, die cut and then colored the mouse with my Prismacolor markers.  I stamped the background with stamps fromt the set.  I stamped, then cut out the bow, so there were no white borders, then colored.  I adhered the bow to the mouse..this mouse is SO STINKIN CUTE...here's a close up...

The boy is the same bow...different color and placement...
Here's a close up...
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday...and for moms everywhere... know that you are incredibly special and amazing!!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa