Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge : Spring Color Inspiration

Good morning everyone. I love this week's SSS Wednesday challenge. Pastel colors are my favorite and Lawn Fawn has so many cute stamp sets, you can literally create any project your heart desires. I broke out 2 Lawn Fawn stamp sets, 1 die set, 1 lawn trimming, and 4 ink pads for this adorable Easter tag. I used the ink pads to create a watercolor background that I could stamp on and then I added that cute little bunny to the bottom with foam tape. I am enjoying blogging again and entering challenges. I forgot how much I used to enjoy it. Here is my entry for this week's challenge:
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
๐ŸฐLisa๐Ÿฐ
Lawn Fawn products used:
Stamps : Hello Baby, Happy Everything
Dies : Stitched Party Banners
Inks : Wild Rose, Mermaid, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower
Trimmings : Pink Lemonade

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SSS Monday Challenge


Hi everyone, back with another SSS Monday challenge.  This week is dedicated to all things that hop, which makes sense with Easter coming in less than a week.  I recently got some really cute bunny dies from My Creative Time and I thought they would go well with a nice watercolored border with some springtime colors. Here is this weeks card:
Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day,
I already am!
๐Ÿ’›Lisa๐Ÿ’›

Monday, April 10, 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge

I work night shift at the hospital and sometimes when I get home in the morning I feel like playing more than I do sleeping, this was one of those mornings.  I finished a card today that I started making over the weekend.  It's a birthday card for one of my daughter's friends.  She requested a cupcake shaker card.........my favorite kind!!!!  I figured since it was a birthday card I would enter it in the SSS Wednesday challenge.  Here is the cute card filled with 3 separate shaker windows and 3 adorable cupcakes.  I used the Hog Heaven stamp set from MFT for the cupcake and the happy birthday sentiment is from a SSS set called handwritten borders.  The inside sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set called Carnival Toppers.  I even decorated  and personalized the envelope with the cute little piggy.  Ok I should probably get some sleep now so I'm not a zombie at Passover Seder tonight.


Ok have a great day everyone!
I already am!
๐Ÿ’Lisa๐Ÿ’

Friday, April 7, 2017

SSS Wednesday card challenge (Take 2)

Hello again, just thought I'd add one more card to the SSS Wednesday card challenge.  The theme is birthday and I just made a cute piggy birthday card using a cute MFT stamp set.  I copic colored my pig and added a birthday hat to him.  So cute!  Here is my card:
Hope you have a great day!
I already am!
๐Ÿ’˜Lisa๐Ÿ’˜

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  Just dropping by again to post a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The theme this week is birthday cards.  I made a cute slider birthday card recently using the SSS birthday farm animals stamp set.  I just love the shading and coloring on the card.  This type of card is a little more involved to make but totally worth it!!  There are so many awesome tutorials on You Tube.  Here is the front of the card:
And here is the card when it is opened:
I just love how this card turned out!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
๐Ÿ’˜Lisa๐Ÿ’˜


SSS Monday Challenge

TGIF!!
Happy Friday everyone!  I thought I'd post a few cards today for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.  This week the theme is one of my favorites.....RAINBOWS!!  I have always loved rainbows ever since I was a kid.  I have 2 cards I want to enter today, one is a thank you card and one is a love themed card.
The thank you card is made with watercolor pencils and a Lawn Fawn die.  I just love how the rainbow colors pop against the black background.  I am also a big fan of the hand stitching around the border of the card.  Here is the first card:
For the second love card I used a cute rainbow die that I have had a long time.  I just love the color combination of the pink and yellow patterned paper ending in the cute teal polka dot hearts. In my opinion you can't go wrong with anything rainbow.
Here is the second card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I hope you have a wonderful Friday,
I already am!
๐Ÿ’“Lisa๐Ÿ’“

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday

Wow, it's been a while.  I've missed blogging and I used to really enjoy it.  I never used to miss a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge so I thought it would be fun to revive the old blog with this week's challenge.  The "out of the box" theme seemed like fun but in actuality there were so many possibilities it was hard to pick a design.  I have always loved the Rosie Posie stamp set and I stamped the flowers with an ombre ink pad by Recollections.  I just love the varied colors on the flowers.  The "thanks" die is from Lawn Fawn and the brown frame is actually a die I purchased from China via an app called Wish.  They have super cheap dies that work just as well as the expensive dies we all love.  Hopefully I can get back into the swing of blogging and sharing my cards.  It's such good therapy! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day!  I already am!
๐Ÿ’–Lisa๐Ÿ’–


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time to get back to blogging

It's time to dust off the old blog and start posting cards and entering some challenges. I miss blogging and I can't wait to start again. My daughter has taken up planning in the recent months and she is enjoying it immensely. She has started periscoping with a lot of other girls in the "planner community" and she is dying to get me to start "scoping" as well. Who knows?  Maybe it's time to start a new venture?!  That's it for now. I'll be back very soon with some fun cards. 
Have a great day!
I already am!❤️

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Paper Smooches January Guest Designer Search

I really need to visit my lonely blog more often.  I really wish I could blog on my iPad, it would make things so much easier!  Anyway I came across a guest designer call today for Paper Smooches.  They are looking for a guest designer for January and I thought I would give it a try.  I recently got these adorable bee dies in the mail from PS and I made a really cute anniversary card with them.  I won't lie, I did get my inspiration from the incredibly talented Jennifer McGuire.  She is oozing with talent and I love to watch her videos!  In my house she is a celebrity....  Anyway on to the card.  I popped my tag up on an embossed panel of hearts and I really love how it turned out!
Those bees are so stinkin' cute!  I can see some hap-bee birthday cards in their future!
Have a great day!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥



Friday, October 23, 2015



Well, after a little over 2 years I decided it was time to dust off my little old blog.  It's all thanks to my daughter Taylor.  She has developed a recent addiction to life planners.  With her recent purchase of an Erin Condren planner she has inadvertently entered the world of papercrafting.  She is sounding more and more like me every day.  She shows me cute Heidi Swapp stamps and adorable MAMBI stickers and she is surprised every time I say, "yeah I know that company".  It's so much fun sharing this world with her because up until now it was just me in my craft room.  Now she wants to "stamp" in her planner and have "craft time".  It's wonderful!


The other day she said, hey mom there is a design team call for Doodlebug Designs, I think you should enter.  I just about fell over.  I've been in love with Doodlebug Designs for years.  I love their bright colors, adorable die cuts and all the delicious glitter and embellishments.  Once again Taylor was surprised that I had heard of Doodlebug Designs.  I used to be on 3 design teams and I loved every minute of it but eventually life got busy and designing went by the wayside.  Now the kids are older and I have the time again.  I am very excited for this design team and I would love to win a spot on the team.  I never stopped creating and designing and have always been hopeful to once again join another design team.  I've missed blogging and this is the perfect chance to get back into it.


Here are a few projects that I am submitting with my applications.  So happy to have found this design team call in time!

Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
*Lisa*







Thursday, April 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop and SSS Anything Goes Challenge

 
 
Ok two posts in one day, I'm having way too much fun!  I decided to play along at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the theme is anything goes using Impression Obsession Stamps.  My projects almost always include Papertrey Ink cardstock so when I designed my card on an angle I decided to enter it into the PTI blog hop over at Nichole's Blog.  The base of the card is PTI Hawaiian Shores and the Instant Camera Die is cut from Raspberry Fizz cardstock. I just recently got 2 Impression Obsession stamps so when I saw the challenge over at SSS, I knew I wanted to play along.  I saw this technique in the Pattern Play online card class and wanted to try it out.  The two IO stamps are Herringbone and Spatter.  I inked the Herringbone stamp with Hero Arts wet cement and the Spatter stamp with Pool Party by SU and then a second time with Hibiscus Burst from PTI.  I love the look of the two stamps together.  The typewriter stamp is from Mama Elephant and I just love that adorable image!  I also decided to back the typewriter up against my new Lil Inker Instant Camera Die.  I needed to mute the background so I placed vellum behind the die and the typewriter really stood out after that.  I finished the card off with some enamel dots and some washi tape and a lone heart smothered in glossy accents for a shiny finish!  I really love how this card turned out. 
I hope you all are enjoying your day as much as I am!
♥Lisa♥

Papertrey Ink April 2013 Blog Hop

 
Good morning everyone! Today I got to play along with the Papertrey April Blog Hop.  The theme this month is to create a project that features something tilted.  Nichole's blog is busy this morning with everyone adding their projects and I can't wait to see them all! Today I had fun with the new Big Ticket Basics stamps and dies.  For some extra added pattern and color I matted the ticket on some pretty polka dot paper.  I also die cut some small arrows from the Sketched Shape dies in Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores cardstock for some extra added fun!  Everything on this card is tilted different ways for the blog hop theme and it was actually a lot of fun to not line things up straight for once.  I also experimented with some colorful misting on the wood grain cardstock panel.  Here is my colorfully tilted card!
Ok that's all for now!  Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 
 

Friday, April 5, 2013

SSS birthday card #4

Hello again. I am back with another birthday card for the SSS challenge blog celebrating their 4th birthday. Today I was in the mood to create some mini cards. Here is my cute little happy birthday ladybug card. It measures 3x3.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 

SSS birthday card #3

Hello again. I am back with another birthday card for the SSS challenge blog celebrating their 4th birthday.  Today I was in the mood to create some mini cards.  Here is my cute little happy birthday turtle card.  It measures 3x3.
I just love his little hat!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Card #2

Hello again.  I am back with another birthday card for the SSS challenge blog celebrating their 4th birthday.  I made a cute little lion card this morning.  Here he is.
I am in love with this little lion and I need to make some more kiddie cards.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Simon Says Stamp 4 Year Celebration

*MY APOLOGIES*
WORD VERIFICATION HAS BEEN TURNED ON DUE TO LARGE AMOUNTS OF SPAM LEFT IN MY COMMENTS LATELY
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Good morning stampers and bloggers.  I hope you are enjoying your day!  I made a fun card today to share for the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog.  They are celebrating their 4 year birthday and I made a congratulations card for them.  I got my inspiration from Kristina Werner.  She is an amazing designer and I love to watch her videos.  She is so creative and such a great teacher!  Today on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, she created a Congrats card using a watercolor technique using Tim Holtz distress inks and it looked like fun!  I thought I'd watercolor a Sizzix Star die cut for my own congrats card.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banner Sayings with matching dies.  The banner is so cute the way it pops up off the card.  I used Broken China and Worn Lipstick distress inks to watercolor the star.  I finished it off with some pink and blue twine tied diagonally across the star.  And for my finishing touch, in true Kristina style, I put black dash lines all around the star.  I just love that look.
Here is the card. 

Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pattern Play Day 4

Today is day 4 of Pattern Play and it's all about altering patterned paper.  Jennifer McGuire did a video with some really cute hearts die cut from different patterned papers and she embellished each heart.  I also made a card with some die cut hearts and I embellished them with glossy accents and some sparkly stickles.  Here's the card.
I just love how this card came out!  Hearts are my favorite to start with and the patterned paper is just so beautiful!
Have a great day!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 

Online Card Class - Pattern Play


Lately I barely have time for crafting, let alone blogging.  I really wanted to blog today so I could share a card I made for the online class I'm taking.  Online card classes - Pattern Play is now in session.  I love the online card classes because the videos are great and the teachers are great.  On day 2 the technique was patterned paper and stamping.  There is a technique called resist and it involves heat embossing and coloring with distress inks.  It's a really cool technique and when you do it over patterned paper, the results are very cool.  Jennifer McGuire did a video on this technique and here is my card using the resist technique.
I highly recommend these online card classes!  They are full of inspiration and new techniques and you get a few new videos a day with access to them for a lifetime.
Have a great day!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥

Friday, February 8, 2013

Papertrey Ink 6th Anniversary Designer Favorites

Good morning PTI fans.  I am enjoying all of the 6 year anniversary contests and festivites, how about you?  On Nichole's blog the other day the contest was to pick one of PTI's designers favorite creations from the year and copy it.  It is hard to choose because I have so many favorites but one project in particular really caught my eye!  Melissa Phillips vintage tag set was so beautiful that I just had to try and re-create it the best I could.  The chipboard coupled with the paint and the sewing and the glitter ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ OH MY!!!  Such a pretty combo and making it was so much fun!!!  Here is my version of Melissa's tag.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Mine is great already!
♥Lisa♥


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PTI free printables challenge

Papertrey Ink is turning 6 and I am joining in the fun!  All the designers have designed a free printable to make a card with and today I have chosen Heather Nichol's Happy Birthday art.  It's so modern and clean, I just fell in love!  Here is the card:
I am very happy with the way it turned out! 
Sewing and doilies and bakers twine.....how can you go wrong?
Enjoy your day, I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Make It Monday #102: Pillow Box Stamping and Assembly

Pillow box assembly for PTI's Make it Monday
Pillow boxes are so cute.  Honestly anything decorated with PTI stamps are cute!
Any excuse to use The Sweet Life stamps I'll take.
I stamped the pillow box with the background basics text style and heat embossed it with pink powder.  Yummy rose and pretty green bow and you've got a beautiful presentation!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Make It Monday #101: Layered Embossing and a Puppy!

It has been a very exciting week here at my house!  One week ago today we added a new addition to our family.  I guess three human children wasn't enough to keep me busy, I needed a puppy!  Let's just say I couldn't resist this:
Her name is Sophie (after much deliberation amongst 3 children) and she is a 10 week old Havanese.  She is a sweet dog with a great disposition and so smart.  It didn't take long for her to weasel her way into our hearts and my parents have threatened to puppynap her several times!!  We are enjoying our new addition!
 
Ok enough about puppy, on to my card for this week's Make It Monday challenge!  Of course being addicted to card making, I sat Sophie on a chair next to my craft table and got her input on this week's challenge!  We did very well together!  I love embossing and I never thought of embossing several colors over each other so I really had fun this week.  I dug out an old unity stamp set that I have and got to work.  I made a criss cross card and did some embossing on the insert.  I heat embossed the hearts with white powder and I embossed the "sweet love" sentiment in silver powder.  I just love the results! The envelope part of the card is so pretty with PTI papers, a doily and some scrumptious roses!!!
Here are a few images for you:
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 
 
 


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Make It Monday #100: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments

Today at Nichole's blog, the Make it Monday challenge was how to package cards with oversized embellishments.  Honestly this has been a subject that I have been battling with for quite sometime until I discovered glassine bags!
I was so happy to have discovered glassine bags a while back because they seemed like the only option for oversized cards and they lend themselves to some beautiful embellishing!  I'm glad Dawn did a video on this subject because it was nice to see different options.  I had to make a baby card for a co-worker and my card had such a large bow on it, I had no choice but to use a glassine bag to fit the card.  I loved embellishing the bag and my favorite technique is to punch two holes in the top and thread a ribbon through them and tie into a big bow!
I love the bag as much as the card!
Here's the card and the beautiful bag:
Apologies for the poor lighting.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 
 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Make It Monday #99: Repeats & Rainbows

Good morning!  I was really happy to see rainbows as the theme for this weeks make it monday challenge because not only do I adore rainbows but recently I went rainbow crazy!  Click here to see my post from last week with all of my rainbows!  Also, click here to see my rainbow in last week's chalkboard technique challenge.  The MFT die to create a rainbow is so much fun!!
I chose the number 6 rainbow color scheme
 from Nichole's blog to use on my card.
I had to improvise on 2 of the colors since I don't have them but I still like how the card turned out.  I dry embossed the teacups to give them some dimension. Here is the card:
 
Hope you like it!
Have a great day eveyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chalkboard Technique take 2

Hello all!  Today my daughter turns 19!  I can't believe how fast the years fly!  It's amazing to see what a beautiful young woman she has turned out to be.  She's a great daughter, sister, friend and a very kind hearted young woman.  I wanted to make her a special card and since I love the chalkboard technique so much I knew that would be the focus.  My new MFT rainbow die was the perfect addition to the chalkboard look!  Here is my second card for the week for the make it monday challenge.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR!!!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Make It Monday #98: Chalkboard Techinque

Is it wrong to be in love with a design technique?  Just checking because I am in LOVE with this new chalkboard technique!!!  I must admit that I tried it back when Betsy first did a blog post on it but I failed miserably.  I actually failed when I stamped back over the words with white ink but after I saw the video on this week's make it monday post I knew I had to try it again!  I am truly so enamored by the whimsical look of the faux chalkboard!  I used 6 different PTI stamp sets and 2 different PTI dies on this card and I am very happy with the way the card turned out.  Here is my entry for this week's Make It Monday challenge.

 
What a fun time I had designing this card!
I used the following PTI stamp sets:
Vintage Labels
Little Labels
Love Lives Here Holiday
Embellishments
Friendship Jar
&
Button Boutique
 
And I used the following PTI dies for my felt embellishments:
Flipping Out
&
Love Lives Here
 
Ok I'm off to sleep now seeing as how I've been up all night.  I work nights but instead of going straight to bed this morning, my craft table was calling my name!  LOL
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥
 
 


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

R A I N B O W S
 
 
Happy New Year everyone!  Hope your holidays were loads of fun and you had lots of family and fun times!  Right before the holidays I ordered the rainbow die from MFT and never had a chance to use it.  Well, I finally broke out the die and boy is it loads of fun!!!  I've made a few cards and one fun little calendar with rainbows and I wanted to share them with you.  This die is so easy to use and makes the most adorable rainbows!
And the last project is actually an easel card that I turned into a calendar to stay on my desk.  Now I can stare at that cute little rainbow for a whole month!
 
side view of easel card

Ok that's all the rainbows for now.  Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
♥Lisa♥