Saturday, September 22, 2018

Snowflake Kisses


Even though I live in sunny South Florida it doesn't mean I can't play with snow...  Ok not real snow but I do have these sparkly snowflakes in my craft room thanks to Kat Scrappiness!
A few days ago I made a card with an ink blended background and die cut a background panel out of it.
When I was throwing away the leftover negative pieces, the die set Snowflake Kisses popped into my head.  
The cool colors just reminded me of snowflakes so I cut out some snowflakes from the scraps!


I wanted a soft background for my snowflakes so I took a Hero Arts stencil that I've had since last year and did some some soft ink blending in the center of my card with the same colors I used on my card. The 3 colors of distress inks I used were:

I love how these 3 colors blended together to give nice cool overall feeling (unlike we will EVER feel here in Florida)!
Ok well maybe for 2 brief days in February!
πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
The main die cut for the card is a one piece sentiment that is also from the die set Snowflake Kisses.  The set comes with the sentiment and one small snowflake.


The words were cut from glitter card stock and the inked snowflakes were scattered around the card.  I also included the tiny stars from the center of the snowflakes to fill up the card.
(Waste not want not!)
Lately I've had an obsession with Stickles glitter glue and I thought these snowflakes could use a good dose of sparkle and shine.  I love how they twinkle in the light.  I wish the photo picked it up better.
Here is a picture of all the supplies I used on the card.


This was definitely one of those unexpected cards that I wasn't planning on making but I'm glad I did!
Thanks for stopping by the old blog today!
If you go shopping at Kat Scrappiness you can use my code Lisa10 to save 10% on your order!

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





Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Exciting Announcement!


I have some exciting news to share with you today! I am delighted to announce that I am joining the talented Design Team at 
I wanted to thank Melissa for this amazing opportunity to show off some of the cutest SVG images around.  For my first project I will be sharing one of the Cute Animals from the new releases.
Melissa has designed some adorable Halloween animals and I've chosen to use the 
on my card for today.



This little tiger is dressed as a ghost and couldn't be more cute!
I die cut some colorful patterned paper from Papertrey Ink with the 
from Kat Scrappiness.
For the"BOO"letters I used the 
Stitched Alphabet Dies from 
Craftin Desert Divas.
I love how this card came out and I am looking forward to working with more of these cutie patootie images!
Thank you for stopping by today and have a great day, I already am!

πŸ‘»LisaπŸ‘»






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice


It's my turn today on the Kat Scrappiness blog.  Pumpkin Spice season is fast approaching and today's card should put you in the mood!  I wanted to use the Layered Coffee Cup Die to create a Pumpkin Spice Latte card and I thought it would look great against a fall colored background.  To make such a background I decided to watercolor with some Distress Inks.  I took 3 colors, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint and I watercolored a background and then splattered it with black paint. 


After it dried I took my Peacock Backdrop Die and cut it out.  
The next step was to cut out a piece of brown paper with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die.  I used the 2 largest sizes in the set and I nested them in each other and ran them through my vagabond.  That left me with a frame that I could put around the watercolor panel to finish it off.

  
Once I had my background done I moved on to creating the coffee cup for the front of the card. I die cut the Layered Coffee Cup Die
 in dark brown, the koozie in craft and the top in white. I used a white gel pen to add stitching around the coffee cup and koozie to give it a finished look. 
I added a pumpkin die cut from my stash to the front of the koozie. I cut it out in orange paper and  dry embossed it using a polka dot embossing folder to give it some texture. 
I thought that this pumpkin could use a little something extra so I popped a dark brown heart to the front for some extra cuteness. 



Now that the coffee cup was finished, I needed a little something to adorn the top of the coffee cup. I wrapped a piece of twine around the top of the cup and hand punched the word "enjoy" out with a mini tag punch.  I didn't have the word enjoy in a stamp in a font I liked so I computer generated it.
Now I needed a sentiment so I printed out a cute one using the same font as the little "enjoy" tag.  I layered the sentiment onto a piece of orange card stock. 
Inking the edges really allowed it to stand out. 

Last but not least I added Orange Jewels all around the sentiment and the 
coffee cup for some added sparkle!

If you use the code "Lisa10" in the shop you can save 10% on your order!

All in all I think that this card came out beautiful!
Hope you enjoy!
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️ Lisa  ☕️

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Little Stampers ATC September Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am back again with the 



 Every month Happy Little Stampers has an ATC challenge and the theme for September is Vintage!  For anyone who isn't familiar with ATC cards, they are mini works of art that measure 2.5" x 3.5" and are traded around the world. Usually they are numbered and signed on the back by the artist.

For my project I created an ATC card complete with a vintage sewing graphic, pretty lace, a piece of a vintage french dictionary page 
and a shabby flower. 
The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz 
idea-ology sticker book.
Here is the card I made for this challenge.




I hope you'll play along with us this month and enter the ATC challenge at 
Happy Little Stampers!
The winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Have a great day, I already am!

❦Lisa


Coffee Monster Cards


HAVE YOU SEEN THE MONSTERS?

I just recently found them myself!
These cuties are part of an adorable stamp set by 
Gerda Steiner called Coffee Monster.  I had seen these cuties around Facebook and Instagram and I knew I had to have them!
I just bought them at Kat Scrappiness along with 
some other crafty goodies!
I was so inspired by these adorable monsters that I made the 3 cards shown above to share with you!
To begin with I stamped all the cuties out on 
Bristol Smooth card stock with 
Gina K Amalgam Ink so that I could color them with 
whatever type of marker I wanted.
Since my Zig markers give me the best blended results I used them for the coloring.
I cut out a bunch of them at once with my Brother Scan n Cut and laid them all out on my desk. There is definitely no lack of mojo when all of those cute monsters are staring back at you.  
The ideas for the cards came pretty easily.




For my first card I took some True Black Bitty Big paper from Papertrey Ink and cut it down with one of the Kat Scrappiness 
Stitched Scalloped Border dies. I backed the polka dot paper with some craft foam so that it would have some dimension and I added the first monster to the bottom.  I used my craft knife to cut away one of his hands from his body so that he could hold his itty bitty coffee cup under it... so cute!
The sentiment from the Coffee Monster set was stamped at the bottom of the card with Orange Zest ink from Papertrey Ink. For a little bit of extra color and interest I added a few drops of 
Nuvo Crystal Drops in blue. I've always loved the look of vibrant colors against a black polka dot background.
Card #1 done!


For my second card I started with some Kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink.  My favorite kraft card stock hands down for color and quality! To give the background some texture and dimension I ran the paper through my vagabond with my 
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Quilted embossing folder.
For my focal point I used the Kat Scrappiness 
Layered Coffee Cup Die  and popped monster #2 up on the koozie.  I added an itty bitty coffee cup from the stamp set to his hand as well. The Layered Coffee Cup Die is such a great size to take center stage on any card! You can check out this video on my YouTube channel to see instructions on how to assemble the bits and pieces of this coffee cup. For my sentiment I die cut the Kat Scrappiness Got Coffee word die from some PTI Dark Chocolate card stock and added it to the top and bottom corners of the card.
Card #2 done!



For my third and final card I started with some Aqua Mist card stock from PTI for my card base. The card base was given some extra interest with the help of the Cover Up Grid stamp set by PTI. I used a tone on tone effect and used Aqua Mist ink to stamp the grid. Next I took some PTI Kraft card stock and stamped out my own background using the coffee cup from the Coffee Monster stamp set and the largest coffee bean and heart from the Kat Scrappiness Let's Get Caffeinated stamp set. I used PTI's Cocoa Bean ink for all the little background images. The kraft panel was then cut with one of the dies from the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  Those are definitely my go to dies for many of the panels on my cards.  
I love the scalloped edges!
All that was left was to add my sad monster to the front with foam tape and stamp my sentiment from the Coffee Monster set
 underneath him in Versafine Onyx Black Ink
That is definitely my favorite black ink for 
crisp black sentiment stamping!
Card #3 done!

I hope you enjoyed these 3 monster cards I've shared today.  Many of the products I used are available in the Kat Scrappiness shop and if you use my code Lisa10 you can save 10% on your order. I will list and link those products below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I already am!
☕️ Lisa ☕️

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Coffee Card with Video


Good morning everyone!  I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today I wanted to share a coffee card that I made that has a fun technique to go with it! I used the Fabrika Decoru Enamel Drops to make that cute heart embellishment for the front of the coffee cup.  I have a video for you to watch that shows exactly how I made it.  Some of the artisan coffee shops have the ability to put cool designs into the foam that you see on top of their drinks.  This technique I will show you mimics that look and can be reproduced on your cards!  The Fabrika drops are available in so many colors so the sky is the limit to what you can create!


For my card I used one of the new stamp sets that was just released in the shop called 
Let's Get Caffeinated.  I stamped one of the cute sentiments onto a 
Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag die with some Distress Ink in Ground Espresso.  I tied a twine bow with multiple layers so it would really have some dimension.  I placed the Layered Coffee Cup die with the Fabrika heart embellishment on the front of the card and the sentiment on some foam tape and the card was done.  The background of the card was cut with the largest die from the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles in some pretty Papertrey Ink polka dot paper. 

The assembly of the card was fairly easy so I won't go into too much detail in this post.  The technique with the Fabrika enamel drops is easier explained in the video. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to use code Lisa10 to save 10% on your purchase in the shop!

Also please check out our September challenge this month.  The theme is wine and you could win a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop.  Please stop by and play along!

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


Monday, September 3, 2018

Get Creative Challenge - #73


Hi everyone!  I'm back today with another card for
Get Creative Challenges

The challenge for September for the pink team has a theme of Lots of Bling and Sparkle and goes from 9/3 - 9/30. For my card I used a beautiful Eureka stamps image called "Cascading Hearts" and I did some basic copic coloring and covered the hearts with a generous layer of sparkly stickles.  I added a birthday wishes die cut from Queen and Company to add to my birthday card stash since I never have enough!
What a fun card to make!  I love pink and sparkles so this was an easy card to make.  I'm very happy with how it turned out!  I hope you'll join us this month and play along, I can't wait to see your creations!
Have a super day everyone! 
I already am!
🌺Lisa 🌺

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Angie's Digital Stamps September Challenge


Hello crafty friends and welcome back to another monthly challenge over at Angies Digital Stamps! Since Halloween is right around the corner I chose to use the cute Witch's Hat digi from Angies shop to make a Halloween Card. 
This month is challenge #24 and it runs from 9/2 - 9/28
 and the theme is anything goes with no twist.  

Make sure to visit the other Design Team members blogs and see the beautiful projects they've created! Please remember you have all month to play along. 
See challenge blog for official rules and have fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
πŸŽƒ Lisa πŸŽƒ



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Florals on Wood

I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with a quick post.
I wanted to share two cards that I made using pretty florals on a wood background.  The first card uses bright flowers on a dark wood background. The sentiment is from the Crafters Gonna Craft stamp set.

The second one uses pastel flowers on a lighter wood background and the sentiment is from the Everyday Brushstrokes stamp set.



I've always loved the combination of flowers and wood together!  The Stitched Scalloped Collage Frame Die  on the first card, and the Stitched Diagonal Backdrop Die  on the second one created the perfect backgrounds to achieve these 2 looks.  The 2 cards came together fairly easily.  I used some wood patterned paper for the backgrounds and some flower dies from my stash.  To give the flowers some dimension I inked the edges of the pastel ones and dry embossed them and for the bright flowers I lifted the edges off the card.
To add some bling to my cards I placed some Sparkling Clear Flower Blossom sequins on the flowers and around the edges.  I hope you enjoyed the cards today, I will be back next week with some new cards using some exciting new stamps and dies from our September release so make sure to check back then!
If you haven't entered our monthly card challenge yet make sure to do so!  You still have today and tomorrow and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the shop! Get out your coffee and critter stamps and dies and click here to enter!
Thanks for stopping by today
If you want to purchase any of the products from these two cards than head over to Kat Scrappiness and use code Lisa10 at checkout to save 10% on your purchase!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
πŸ’LisaπŸ’

Monday, August 20, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #333


Hello everyone, I'm back today to take part in another 
Make it Monday Challenge with Papertrey Ink!  I love Dawn's challenge today, she always has the prettiest cards and unique ideas!  This week the challenge is layering patterns over images.
I took out my Farmers Market Florals today for my base images and added in a few elements from the Mini Blooms set.  I chose the Cover Up Grid stamp to cover the flowers and I stamped it in Hibiscus Burst so it would stand out and also match one of the colors in the flowers.  I added a sentiment from Penned Elegance (MY FAVORITE) sentiment set by the way...
I split the main panel with a beautiful new die from Kat Scrappiness called Stitched Scalloped Borders to add a little more interest similar to Dawn's card.
Although I like how the card turned out it's not exactly what I had in mind.  It'a always a surprise to see the finished card and how different it is compared to what I initially imagined.  I do however love a challenge!  
I am so excited to be attending SAF with these lovely ladies!
Only 4 more days!
I can't wait!
Enjoy your Monday, I already am!
πŸ’Lisa πŸ’

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kat Scrappiness August Challenge

Today I have a project to share with you that I made for the Kat Scrappiness August Challenge.  The theme is Coffee and Critters.

 I wanted to make a dashboard that I could give to my daughter to add to her planner.  I used the Kat Scrappiness Layered Coffee Cup die and the adorable Lola the Giraffe stamp set to create this 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" dashboard.  

How cute is that giraffe???πŸ¦’πŸ¦’πŸ¦’
My daughter Taylor is into planning and she has the prettiest planners decorated with the cutest embellishments!  
She has several YouTube videos showing flip throughs of her gorgeous Foxy Fix planners!  You can see her videos on YouTube at PrettyPaperPieces4U!  
For some added interest I used some Fabrika Decoru Enamel Drops on my project in the Strong Coffee color for some extra dimension. These drops are available at Kat Scrappiness in a wide variety of colors.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you'll join the August challenge at Kat Scrappiness and play along!  You could win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Kat Scrappiness store!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
☕️LisaπŸ¦’

Crafty Cards Two Ways and a Giveaway!

It's my turn today over on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I have a real treat for all of you crafty guys and gals out there!  Kat has a new stamp set available in her store this month that is dedicated to the crafter in you! 


It's called Crafters Gonna Craft and you're going to love it!  It has all kinds of crafty themed stamps but I think my favorite one is the marker, or maybe the scissors, or maybe the sequins....  Oh well obviously I can't decide!
The other thing I have a hard time deciding on is what style of card making I like the best. My favorite style is definitely soft colors and a shabby chic theme but I also love to mix it up with bold colors and graphic elements.  I guess I just love to try new things.  Today I thought I'd make two different style cards with the same stamp set.  The first card is bold, bright and graphic.


For this card I started out with some Bristol smooth paper and inked the background with Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks. 
The next step was to take all of the stamps from the Crafters Gonna Craft stamp set and arrange them randomly over the inked background and stamp them repeatedly in different positions.  I made sure to stamp some of them off the page to give a more random look.
After I stamped all of the images I trimmed the panel down with the largest die from the
Distressed Edge Rectangle die set. I spritzed the panel with water droplets to give it a more distressed appearance. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink onto black card stock. The card stock was cut with the smallest die from that same die set and heat embossed with white powder to make it really stand out.  I popped the sentiment up on foam tape to give it some dimension.  To finish off the card and give it a little bit of shine, I added some Sparkling Clear Solid Confetti in the 4mm and 6mm sizes.

For my second card using the same stamp set I turned to my personal favorite style, soft and shabby.



I wanted the graphics on this card to have a very soft look so I pulled out some of my favorite shabby chic patterned paper and stamped the 4 main elements on it and hand cut them out.  I cut a white panel using the largest die from the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies and stamped the heart randomly in two different colors and they look as if they are floating around. I used the pretty patterned paper to cover the bottom of that panel.  For the focal point of the card I die cut a tag from the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tags and embossed it with a pretty script embossing folder. I adhered the glue bottle, marker, scissors and pencil to the tag and covered the bottom with a pretty piece of white lace from my stash. I topped off the tag with a pretty twine bow at the top in mint green to match the color scheme. I stamped the sentiment "Happiness is handmade" under the tag in black to really make it stand out.
To finish off the card I added some Fabrika Enamel Drops in the color Gentle Shabby all around the card. What an appropriately named color for this card!

It always amazes me how different a card can look using the exact same stamp set! The sky is the limit when you are creating and it is one of my most favorite things about this hobby.  If you can dream it, you can create it!

***GIVEAWAY***
I want to give you guys a chance to win this wonderful crafty stamp set so I am having a GIVEAWAY over on my Instagram account.  I am giving one lucky person the Crafters Gonna Craft stamp set. Visit my Instagram account @ohsocutebylisa to play along and you could win this crafty stamp set to add to your collection!
Thanks so much for joining me today!  You can use code Lisa10 at checkout in Kat's shop to save 10% off of your order.
Have a great day, I already am!
  ✏️Lisa✂️
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy Little Stampers ATC August Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am back again with the 


 Every month Happy Little Stampers has an ATC challenge and the theme for August is Water!  For anyone who isn't familiar with ATC cards, they are mini works of art that measure 2.5" x 3.5" and are traded around the world. Usually they are numbered and signed on the back by the artist.

For my project I created 3 ATC's with faux 
watercolored backgrounds made with Distress Inks.  
Here are the 3 cards I made for this challenge.


I watercolored 3 adorable sea creatures hand drawn by a very talented designer in the UK named Tracey Hey.  

Her website is called Alpaca Pals and she has the cutest stamps with some of the most adorable critters you've ever seen!

Here are closeups of the individual cards.




I hope you'll play along with us this month and enter the ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers!
The winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Have a great day, I already am!

🐳Lisa🐳