Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful for YOU...Day 2 Giveaway!

Today my Thankful for YOU card uses the same sentiment as yesterday...today used as a stamp amidst a row of maple leaves...
The maple leaf border is from Poppy Stamps, the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp:)!  I scored the lines in the leaves with a scoreboard.  Popped up the white panel.
Here's the giveaway for today...
The stamps are Perfect Love and BUTTERFLIES, and Ornament on a String stencil.  This is day 2 of 5 giveaways...
DAY ONE HERE
Simply leave a comment...you can tell me what you're thankful for...and I will keep the giveaways open until Friday, November 28th at 5pm!  I will announce the winners on Saturday, November 29th!  PLEASE make sure you have an email I can reach you by, in case I don't hear from you when the winners are announced!!   Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankful For You...Day 1 Giveaway!

During this season of Thanksgiving, I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you , and tell you how thankful I am for all of you!  Thank you for being a part of my blog, for leaving comments and encouraging my heart!! Over the last 3+ years, this blog has been my creative outlet for my card making in the midst of my son's 24/7 care... my FUN passion!!  Having you all be a part of my creative journey makes me smile!!!
My thanks and huge hugs to Heidi Klausing Crowl, the owner of Simon Says Stamp, for inviting me to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp Artist group nearly 2 years ago and a part of the Simon family!!  I have been given, with great happiness, the ability to create with the amazing, wonderful Simon products...it's a dream come true, a company that really speaks to my creativity...I SO LOVE Simon Says Stamp!!!  I am thankful for the opportunity to represent them through my blog!!
I will be giving away some Simon Says Stamp stamps, stencils, dies and a few other things for the next 5 days just saying "THANK YOU"...I am SO thankful for you!!  I thought it would be "funner" to have FIVE winners than one, plus, if you already own the day's giveaway, you can skip commenting for that day:)!!  Simply leave a comment...you can tell me what you're thankful for...and I will keep the giveaways open until Friday, November 28th at 5pm!  I will announce the winners on Saturday, November 29th!  PLEASE make sure you have an email I can reach you by, in case I don't hear from you when the winners are announced!!  The prize for today is below my card:)!

I googled Thanksgiving colors the other day and all my cards for the next 5 days will use the exact same colors... different images, layouts, cardstock, and sentiments:)!  Here's today's card...
I used the new Line Shape dies from Simon as well as an older Simon sentiment from the Lots of Thanks set,  that I masked and stamped... each letter individually.  I then die cut each piece of the banner with the letter on it, and a separate die cut piece behind each letter that went over the twine.  Then I masked the whole top of the sentiment and stamped the bottom below the banner on the card.  Here's the sentiment...
            This one right above
Cool how you can make  sentiment into a whole card:)... and here's today's giveaway...
 Simon Holiday Layered Trees stamp set, Christmas Scene Stencil and Mosaic Ornaments Stencil, and Kringle and Co Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad!    Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, November 17, 2014

LOVING WHITE!!

I recently purchased a set of Hero Arts cling sentiments.  I have to tell you, though,  I seem to be a season or two behind...I discovered that this set has been discontinued...I don't get out much!!  BUT, I am a stickler with my sentiments...I think they MAKE a card, so I just HAD to have them, and hope if YOU like them, you'll be able to find them?! I am SO LOVING WHITE cards this Christmas, too...got a couple die cuts from my container from last year, and made a couple Christmas cards...
I used a super heavy weight cardstock from Simon and popped up both the panels on the same heavy weight card stock.
If you like these sentiments, I have linked a couple places that have a couple sets left...super easy quick and I think, pretty Christmas cards:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stitched Trees and Hearts

LOVE the new Simon Line and Outline Shape dies...HAVE to have them together...the two layers are SO COOL together...
 Used the tree dies and one layered heart with a Simon sentiment.  I used  a die from the Stitched Slopes and Hills dies...thought it PERFECT with the stitched trees.  I also used embossing pasted to add some snow as a background...hard to see, but here's a bit of a sideways view...
 Then I used the hearts from both die sets, used the same sentiment, and a stitched rectangular frame from Lil Inker Designs...again...perfect with the stitched hearts...
Until tomorrow...FUNNNNNNNN!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

One of a Kind

I LOVE the Lawn Fawn snowflake dies!!  I had a bunch of layered blue ones on my desk, paired them with a sweet sentiment from Lil Inkers(a stamp set that's GREAT for snowflake cards!!)...a simple snowflake card...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nativity...Then and Now

The Nativity stamp and die set from Simon is beautiful!!  I love the images of Mary, Joseph and Jesus!  I thought it would look pretty with a stained glass kind of look.
  I stamped on heavy weight vellum with black ink and clear embossed.  I turned the image over, colored with markers and cut out.  I layered on heavy weight paper, adhering with a vellum adhesive.  For the stable, I die cut in wood veneer and stained with Frayed Burlap distress ink and layered with 
a couple layers of chipboard.  I used a  sentiment from another Christmas set from Simon for the front, stamped on speckled cream colored paper, and on the inside, I used one of the sentiments from the Nativity set that I thought went perfectly in font and meaning...
Then I had a thought!  I believe that the baby Jesus grew up, became a man, and died on the cross for my sins.  He is no longer in that manger.  What if I made another stable, this time with straw, but empty...using the same wonderful/powerful sentiment from the inside of the first card for the main sentiment...
I am having so much fun creating with all these new Simon products...the possibilities are endless!!
Just so you know, I haven't forgotten about videos...I'm getting closer(although by the time I get there, you all will probably have figured out all the things you have questioned me about...)...and I will be having a giveaway...SOON...so check back with me:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa