Friday, August 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties August 2019 Release Rewind!


Welcome back to my blog crafty friends!
Today is Release Rewind day over at Paper Sweeties and we are 
still showcasing the fabulous new stamp sets and dies for the August release!

The first stamp set is called Cupcakes and Sprinkles and there is matching dies
available as well called Sweet Cuts - Cupcakes and Sprinkles!


Cupcakes and Sprinkles
Sweet Cuts - Cupcakes and Sprinkles

The second stamp set is called Best Day Ever.
This is a fabulous set containing 21 amazing sentiments with 3 different
fonts that you can mix and match to create awesome cards, layouts or tags 
for so many different occasions!

Best Day Ever

For my card today I used the cupcake die from the 
Sweet Cuts - Cupcakes and Sprinkles and I cut the top of the 
cupcakes out after doing some heat embossing with rose gold
embossing powder.  I just love the subtle shimmer it gives.
I mounted each cupcake on to a piece of vellum cut with the 
I mounted the vellum and cupcakes on some pretty floral paper 
that matched the band around the cupcake bases.
For the sentiment I went with a simple "Wish" die cut in black
from the Sweet Cuts - Wish die set.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today and joining us for the 
August New Release fun! These new cupcakes are Oh So Cute 
and there is so many different ways to dress them up and 
so many occasions you can use them for!

Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for the Release Rewind Party!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine  - August Guest Designer
Diane Hover
Karen Bull
Karen Letchworth
Maria Patrick

Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa



Thursday, August 15, 2019

You're that one friend...



Good morning and welcome to my blog!
It's my turn over on The Rabbit Hole Blog today and I have a fun circle card
to share with you featuring three fun products from The Rabbit Hole Designs!
Those crazy eyed Octopi from the Inky stamp set always make me giggle!





I decided to make a fun round card with this stamp set and incorporate the
Puzzle Box stencil and Sassy Sentiments stamp set as well.

Card Recipe

1) I colored my googly eyed Octopus from the Inky stamp set with 
Copic markers and cut her out with my Scan n Cut.

2)  Next I blended 3 different Distress Oxide inks over the Puzzle Box stencil
Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon.

3) Then I cut out a circle die from the stenciled card stock.

4) Lastly I placed Inky up on foam dots and stamped the fun sentiment from 
Sassy Sentiments in black ink across the bottom.


Easy peasy and a cute card to give to that "special" friend just for fun!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!
๐Ÿ™Lisa ๐Ÿ™  

Paper Sweeties August 2019 New Release Party




Welcome back to my blog crafty friends!
Today is the New Release Party over at Paper Sweeties and the fabulous 
products we sneak peeked yesterday are now available in the shop!

The first one is called Cupcakes and Sprinkles and there is matching dies
available as well called Sweet Cuts - Cupcakes and Sprinkles!


Cupcakes and Sprinkles
Sweet Cuts - Cupcakes and Sprinkles

The second stamp set is called Best Day Ever.
This is a fabulous set containing 21 amazing sentiments with 3 different
fonts that you can mix and match to create awesome cards, layouts or tags 
for so many different occasions!

Best Day Ever
If you missed the Inspiration blog hop that Paper Sweeties did with
the Coffee Loving Card Makers it was a lot of caffeinated fun
and the designers all used Paper Sweeties stamps and dies to celebrate
the 7th birthday of Paper Sweeties!

I created 2 tags using the brand new Cupcakes and Sprinkles stamp set and 
a couple of other fun Paper Sweeties products.
Clink this link to go to that blog post to see all the products 
used on my super cute tags!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to 
check back tomorrow for Release Rewind Day!

Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for the New Release Party!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine  - August Guest Designer
Diane Hover
Karen Bull
Karen Letchworth
Maria Patrick

Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties August 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks




Welcome back to my blog crafty friends!
I'm so glad you've stopped by today because Paper Sweeties has 2 new stamp sets
with matching dies that I know will satisfy your sweet tooth!
The first one is called Cupcakes and Sprinkles and there is matching dies
available as well.



The second stamp set is called Best Day Ever with a great variety of
words to use on multiple types of cards!


My cupcake card above features the adorable cupcake dies from 
the Sweet Cuts - Cupcakes and Sprinkles and the sentiment is from
the matching stamp set.
I thought it would be cute to make a sweet little cupcake
shop for my card!  I just love how the tops of the cupcakes 
look when you cut them out of glitter paper!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to 
check back tomorrow for Release Day when the new stamps and dies
will be available for purchase in the Paper Sweeties shop!

Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for the sneak peeks!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine  - August Guest Designer
Diane Hover
Karen Bull
Karen Letchworth
Maria Patrick

Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa



Thursday, August 8, 2019

Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello and welcome back to my blog!
Paper Sweeties is celebrating their 7th birthday all this month!
To help celebrate this milestone, the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are 
collaborating with Paper Sweeties to help celebrate! 
Both design teams have made beverage/birthday themed 
projects to inspire you! 

I am a very lucky designer because I am on both of their design teams
so it's an extra special collaboration as I am representing 
That's why you will notice 2 different watermarks on my cards.
It just means I love both teams very much!

Now on to my projects

For my first project I made two cute little coffee themed tags with the Sweet Cuts For You 
die as a base.  The sweet little coffee cup stamp and die is from the 
Coffee, Yes Please stamp and Sweet Cuts die. The sentiment on the tag with the blue 
cup is also from the Coffee, Yes Please stamp set. 
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€ I have a special sneak peek on these tags as well! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€
Starting on August 15th, those adorable cupcakes will be available as part
of a stamp and die set called Cupcakes and Sprinkles!
Wait til you see what the Paper Sweeties designers have in store
for you with the new release starting August 14th.




The second project I have for you today is a sweet card that uses images and dies from 
the You Warm My Heart stamp set with matching Sweet Cuts dies.
I layered some pretty patterned paper on to a kraft card base and then placed a 
doily in the center.  I popped up the teapot and coffee cup up on foam tape and stamped the
sentiment on to the doily.  The sentiment is from the Coffee, Yes Please stamp set.
Easy peasy but oh so sweet!



You can hop along with us for inspiration and fun!
Here is the hop list for Paper Sweeties followed by the
hop list for the Coffee Lovers so you can follow along!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers


Thanks so much for joining me today here on my blog!
Enjoy all of the beverage/birthday themed projects and
make sure to check back with Paper Sweeties all month long
to celebrate their 7th birthday!
There will be more inspiration and lots of fun planned!

Have a great day!
๐Ÿ’•Lisa๐Ÿ’•


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Celebrate Your Birthday!


Good morning and welcome back to my blog!
Today I'm up on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog with another card featuring the 
newly released Sassy stamp set! I just love that sweet Unicorn!

I started off with a black card base and I covered it in some pretty rainbow 
patterned paper with gold flecks in it.
Next I cut out a white frame using the Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies 
from Craftin' Desert Divas to bring focus to the main images.
I used my Copic markers to color Sassy and that sweet cloud and then I cut
them out with my Scan n Cut.
To finish off my card I added the die cut word Celebrate in black
and I heat embossed the birthday sentiment from Doggone in 
white on to black card stock.

Thanks so much for joining me today on my blog!

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!
๐Ÿฆ„Lisa ๐Ÿฆ„

Perk Up!


Welcome back to another blog post for The Coffee Loving Cardmakers!
Today in my ICU I have a sweet coffee card that is sure to perk you up!
I used a darling stamp set by Darcie's Heart and Home called 
Mocha Me Crazy. I just adore the sweet graphics in Darcie's stamp sets!
Here is my card for today:


I started with some Doodlebug patterned paper from the Cream and Sugar 
paper pad and covered my card base with it. The little coffee cup and percolator
from the Darcie's Mocha Me Crazy stamp set 
were watercolored with my Zig markers and cut out with my Scan n Cut.
The center white panel was embossed with my large circles embossing folder
and layered on the patterned paper.  I used a banner die from MFT to cut out the
 floral strip under the main images. To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment from 
the same stamp set on to a speech bubble from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat stamp set and dies.

I just love how this sweet set turned out!
I'll be back again soon with some more caffeinated craftiness in my ICU!

Have a great day,
I already am!
☕️Lisa ☕️

*Please note affiliate links have been used when possible
at no additional cost to you.*


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs August Release Day 3

Hi there and welcome to the August 2019 release for The Rabbit Hole Designs!
I hope you enjoyed all of the Inky and Sassy fun we've been sharing over the last two days!
Today we are having fun with Stencils!
There are 4 new Stencils available in the shop that you are going to love!

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. 
Discount Code TRHD2019
This code will only be accepted until Friday 08-02-2019.
EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.
Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once.
Does not apply to shipping and tax.


Today we are featuring 4 brand new Stencils for you to create with!



I have 2 cards to share with you today using the new Stencils.
My first card features Inky the Octopus and the Circles and Stars Stencil.



My second card features Sassy the Unicorn and the Puzzle Box Stencil.
I did a little bit of masking on this card so that the stencil showed
up in a heart pattern.



These stencils are so much fun to create with and they can be 
quite addicting! The Rabbit Hole Designs also carries quite a few fun
products for you to use along with these fun stencils!
Make sure to check out the Crafters Essentials sections in the shop to see
all the fun products!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 3 of the inspiration hop, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two of the Stencils featured to One lucky winner.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments
left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.
Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 08-01-2019 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-02-2019

Why not go on an inspiration hop now to see what the amazing
Rabbit Hole Design team has made for this fun release!
Don't forget to leave some love for your chance to win this new stamp set!

Lisa G (you are here)


Thanks so much for joining me for the final day of the August new release
for The Rabbit Hole Designs! What a fun release!
I hope you take advantage of the sale going on and get your hands
on some of this Sassy, Inky goodness!


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!
๐Ÿฆ„Lisa ๐Ÿ™



Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs August Release Day 2

Hi there and welcome to the August 2019 release for The Rabbit Hole Designs!
I hope you enjoyed all of the Sassy fun we shared yesterday!
I had so much fun creating cards with the new Sassy stamp set and today
I have some Inky antics to share with you!
Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. 
Discount Code TRHD2019
This code will only be accepted until Friday 08-02-2019.
EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.
Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once.
Does not apply to shipping and tax.


Today we are featuring the second new stamp set, Inky!

This stamp set features 3 crazy octopi, 2 ink blots and some fun
and snarky sentiments that are sure to give your card recipient a chuckle!






Today I have 2 more cards to share with you featuring those crazy Octopi!





GIVEAWAYS:

To celebrate day 2 of the inspiration hop, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 
stamp set Inky to One lucky winner.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments
left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.
Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 08-01-2019 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-02-2019

Why not go on an inspiration hop now to see what the amazing
Rabbit Hole Design team has made for this fun release!
Don't forget to leave some love for your chance to win this new stamp set!

Lisa G (you are here)


Thanks so much for joining me for the second day of the August new release
for The Rabbit Hole Designs! Make sure to come back tomorrow
to see the all the inspiration projects using the brand new Stencils!


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!
๐Ÿ™Lisa ๐Ÿ™  

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs August Release Day 1

Hi there and welcome to the August 2019 release for The Rabbit Hole Designs!
Let me start by saying that this is going to be a super fun release!
There is 2 new stamp sets and 4 brand new fun stencils that are all 
available for purchase today!

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. 
Discount Code TRHD2019
This code will only be accepted until Friday 08-02-2019.
EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.
Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once.
Does not apply to shipping and tax.


Today we are featuring the first new stamp set, Sassy!
What could be more fun that a barrel of monkeys???????
I'll tell you what .......... rainbows and unicorns, that's what!
This new stamp set called Sassy has 2 spunky unicorns and one sweet
little cloud raining hearts! There's also some fun fun sentiments 
and one snarky hashtag!
Here's a look at Sassy the unicorn in all her glory!



Sassy



Today I have 2 cute cards to share with you using Sassy the Unicorn!

For my first card I used some pretty patterned paper for my background and I colored
and glittered up my pretty little unicorn.  I just love the sweet cloud that comes
in this stamp set! I gave my cloud the proverbial "silver lining" with some glitter!
I separated my patterned paper with a decorative scalloped edge using the 
For some sparkly finishing touches I used some clear sequins as accents.


On my second card I used the brand new Rabbit Hole Circles and Stars stencil to create a fun
background for my card in rainbow colors. Next I used the Stitched Scalloped Border die 
again on some purple glittered card stock to set off the background of the card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Sassy stamp set and finished it off with
the word "Awesome" as a die cut.
Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone, I just had to add some glitter
to my sweet unicorn and her cloud!
I discovered that I am physically unable to make a unicorn card
without using copious amounts of glitter............ sorry, not sorry๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ



GIVEAWAYS:

To celebrate day 1 of the inspiration hop, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 
stamp set Sassy to One lucky winner.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments
left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.
Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 08-01-2019 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 08-02-2019

Why not go on an inspiration hop now to see what the amazing
Rabbit Hole Design team has made for this fun release!
Don't forget to leave some love for your chance to win this new stamp set!

Lisa G (you are here)


Thanks so much for joining me for the first day of the August new release
for The Rabbit Hole Designs! Make sure to come back tomorrow
to see the all the inspiration for the second stamp set Inky!
You're going to love all the silly Octopus shenanigans!


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these links.

Have a great day, I already am!
๐Ÿฆ„Lisa ๐ŸŒˆ 



Saturday, July 27, 2019

Pear Blossom Power Pack Hop




Welcome to my blog if this is your first time stopping by and if you've
been here before than welcome back!
Today I have a really exciting project to share with you!
My friend Amanda from Pear Blossom Press has asked me to join in on her
The Power Pack is an incredible device that allows you to make easy 
light up cards! Trust me when I tell you how easy it is!
I was intimidated at first but I'm so glad I gave it a try because it turned out
to be SOOOOOO much fun! I even made a video to show you my entire
process for making my card. I had never made a light up card until now but I 
know I will be making more thanks to Amanda's awesome Power Packs!

Here are 2 pictures of the card I created for the Blog Hop,
the second shows the card lit up in the dark.
I'll give a quick description with links to products used but 
for the full instructions please see the video below.




Card Recipe:

Step 1 - I used the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies to cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock.



Step 2 - Next I taped the Brutus Monroe Tangled Waves Stencil to my card stock and used the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes to blend Twisted CitronPeacock Feathers and Salty Ocean 
Distress Inks over the stencil.



Step 3 - I stamped the Angler Fish and Starfish from The Rabbit Hole Designs  SoFishticated Stamp Set in Gina K Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic markers.



Step 4 - I used my Scan n Cut to cut out the images and painted Inkon 3 Liquid Pixie Dust to them. This will give your images beautiful sparkle and shine. I used the Stitched Flag Dies  to stamp my sentiment on to and colored with Twisted Citron Distress Ink.



Step 5 - Place your stenciled panel over your card base and mark where you want your Power Pack 
battery and LED light to go. Build your circuit with the copper tape included in the Power Pack by connecting positive to positive and negative to negative. Use a double layer of foam tape to build up your card around your circuit.  Make sure not to cover the copper tape with the foam tape.

 

Step 6 - Press the button and watch your LED lightbulb light up!
Step 7 - Repeat step 6 over and over and over because it's just SO MUCH FUN!!!!



You can see the video on YouTube or you can watch it here:




Make sure you hop along today to see all the inspiration using the Power Packs.
You can enter to win your own set of Power Packs by commenting on the blogs and 
videos as you go.

Prizes 
Three Power Pack Kits will be awarded to winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PDT on August 3, 2019. Void where prohibited by law. For complete contest rules, click here.  Winners will be announced on August 5, 2019 here.

Here is a list of all participating designers:

Lisa Golzbein  (you are here)


Complete Product List with links
(affiliate links used when available at no additional cost to you)