Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pastels at Christmas

Let me state right from the start that I am REALLY NOT a pastel person.  Pastels are pretty, but I prefer and really LOVE bold and bright colors, so these two cards are a real departure from my "norm".
I have had this Darcie's Merry Moment Snowmen stamp set for a couple years...I also LOVE snowmen... I stamped on white and pastels, deciding to paper piece the snowman's clothes in pastels....
I used  a white gel pen for all the stripes and enamel accents for the snow and at the ends of the scarves.
The other card was inspired by a sweater I saw at Target while shopping with my daughter the other day.  The sweater was gray and mint green!!  I had never seen those two colors together, but LOVED the look of mint and gray!!!!  So...with a Mc Gill starburst punch, some glossy accents and a sentiment from the first stamp set, I made this....
Hope you are having a great weekend!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Closing the Zig Zag

Major cleaning in my craft space for the last couple days and found a die from My Favorite Things that was not in it's packaging, but I don't recall ever a simple card from my Open Zig Zag Border die and some added layering for some interest...

The hardest thing...making the little orange squares...they figured 1/8" short of a 1/2"...if that makes sense...trying to get Noah to the Zoo today...gotta run!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, September 24, 2012

Another CAS-ual Fridays 71 Fall Card

A super quick post to show another card I made for CAS-ual Fridays 71 with the Autumn theme and with a stamp from the sponsors this week...Great Impressions!!...
I used a beautiful sentiment from Great Impressions and the leaves are from Papertrey Ink Leaf Prints.  Used Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade for colors with Soft Suede for the brown.  Gotta run!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

CAS-ual Fridays 71...Fall is Here!

The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a clean and simple project inspired by autumn...
So whatever makes you think of autumn...make a project with that thought and join the fun this week!!
This week's sponsor is Great Impressions and they are giving a $25 gift certificate to this week's winner....
Thanks to Great Impressions for the stamps they generously gave the Facebook Girl Fridays to create card uses one of their beautiful image stamps!!...
The wheat image is Great Impressions and the sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Autumn Acorns set.  I thought this technique of masking and sponging was perfect with this image(used glossy paper)!!  Used distress inks and then layered on white card.
Be sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog for inspiration from the design team...there is ALSO daily inspiration found on Facebook from the Facebook Girl Fridays...hope you will join the fun...Autumn is calling!!!  Hope you have a wonderful week!!               Lisa

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FTL 209...The 3 Minute Card!!

OK...a second card today!!  The sketch for Clean and Simple this week is AMAZING....especially for Washi Tape!!!!  I know that washi tape is all the craze, but don't feel too bad that I only own two rolls that I purchased in a pack a month ago.  This is the first time that I actually had the courage to use them and thought this challenge totally fit !!  And my card took about 3 minutes to make from start to THAT'S totally cool!!  Here's my card and the sketch...

The washi tape is We-R-Memory Keepers and the sentiment is Hero Arts...FUN!!!!!   Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thinking of You

Life has been hectic lately, but this morning, I decided to sit, chill and create!!  I get weekly emails from Splitcoaststampers with the weekly sketch challenges and this week was perfect for a framed row of  flowers that I had sitting on my desk for the last couple's my card and the sketch...

OK...I took a little liberty with panels 2 and 3, but I just HAD to:):)!!  Used Papertrey Ink Tag Its #2 and #3 and their striped impression plate.  Popped the frame and then the black panels.  Used a Recollection (Michael's brand) sentiment....also used a larger spellbinders circle die to cut the black panel for the framed flowers.  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello Chick

A quick post before turning in tonight..a  baby card...
I used the My Favorite Things Onesie die(layered with 3 underneath the top one), the chick from My Favorite Things Notched Tag Die, the heart from W Plus Nine Designs little chick die and sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Critters on the Farm(cut apart) .  I used the striped impression plate from Papertrey Ink and ribbon is from Michaels.  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, September 17, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 70...Black, White and One Color

The embossing was amazing with last week's challenge...loved seeing all the wonderful, beautiful cards in the CAS-ual Fridays gallery!!  GREAT JOB!!  On to this week's challenge!  The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a clean and simple creation using Black, White and ONE color:)!!...
The sponsor this week is Neat and Tangled Stamps!!  The winner of this week's challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate for a purchase at their online store!!
Neat and Tangled Stamps generously gave the Facebook Girl Fridays some of their stamps to create with...SO SWEET...thanks to Neat and Tangled...and here's what I made with some of the stamps from the Fresh Blooms set I was given...
I used a piece of watercolor paper for the flower and summer sun ink with some water and a brush.  Used Michael's black polka dotted paper for the leaves and some black liquid pearls for the stamen.  
Hope you will all come and play along this sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog for inspiration from the design team...there is ALSO daily inspiration found on Facebook from the Facebook Girl Fridays !!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, September 10, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 69...Embossing

This week the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a clean and simple project using embossing...powder/heat, dry folder/ or both...easy peasy...and what fun!!!...
The sponsor for this week's challenge is Simon Says Stamp!!
  The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to have some fun shopping!!  Not only will the winner receive a  sweet prize, but will ALSO be the guest designer in October!!  So I'm hoping you will join with the Girl Fridays and add your creativity to the gallery this week!!  Here's what I made...
I opted for both types of embossing.  The stamped flower and sentiment are Papertrey Ink(Heart-2-Heart #7 Mini Stamp set and Beyond Basic Borders).  I punched a heart from a Martha Stewart punch in turquoise and coated with a couple layers of glossy accents.   The stem is from a cuttlebug asterisks die(the single stem in the die)  Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Heart Confetti

The embossing on the card is the Simple Stripes Impression Plate from Papertrey Ink.  Used kraft paper, die cut the flower and leaves, stamped the flower with versamark and embossed in white.  Stamped everything else in soft suede and clear embossed.
Don't forget to check out the wonderful cards from the Design Team on the CAS-ual Friday blog and for daily inspiration from the Facebook Design Team on the CAS-ual Friday Facebook page(that's where I am, too:)!!)  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Hope for all those here in the states, you had a nice Labor Day!!  Did anyone catch Michael's over the weekend??  Well...I used my 50% off coupon for some adhesive, but all their stamps were 40% off, and I purchased one and made this card...
I just thought this stamp(yes..the candles AND sentiment are one stamp) was too sweet!!  Stamped it on white card and then again on 6 different colored papers.  I cut the candles and flames and popped up on the stamped image.  Super simple in celebration of Labor labor:)!!  The stamp is Hampton Arts.   Hope everyone with little ones is adjusting to the new school year!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, September 3, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 68...Back to School

Loved all the banners last week...what fun!!  The weeks seem to just fly by...we're already on to the next CAS-ual  Friday's challenge!  This week the challenge is to make a clean and simple card featuring a back to school project!...
This week's sponsor is all the way from Dubai, UAE...Pretty Paper Studio!!
This week's winner will receive a gift certificate for  100 dirhams which is about $25 cool is that?!!!  So let's go to school!!  Here's what I came up with...
Made this with a Papertrey apple die, and Papertrey ink polka dotted paper. The sentiment is Hero Arts. Die cut 3 bright orange apples from thin cardstock and placed on white cardstock for positioning.  Adhered them and then put the apple die over each orange placed die and die cut the white.  Placed and popped up the patterned paper from the white and then popped up the white on white.  
Hope you will join in the fun, love seeing all the creativity in the gallery each week!!!  Check out the CAS-ual Friday blog for inspiration and then the CAS-ual Friday Facebook page for daily inspiration throughout the challenge(I'm there, too:)!!)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa