Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy Little Stampers January Watercolor Challenge

Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year!
Starting this month I am joining the Watercolor Design Team over at 
I've been on the ATC challenge team for a while and since 
I enjoy Watercolors so much I decided to give that team a try as well!
This month the theme is anything goes with an optional "Texture" twist.

For my card I decided to do some watercoloring with Distress Inks.
I started out by doing some ink blending with 3 different color distress inks.
I used Broken China, Twisted Citron and Worn Lipstick.
They are so pretty when they blend together!
After I blended them out I used the Simon Says Stamp
Outline Floral Frame to cut out a panel.
It really was so pretty to see where the colors came out among the flowers!
I backed that panel with vellum to soften the card.
For the main focal point I die cut the Simon Says Stamp
Devonshire Butterfly out of gold foil card stock and added foam tape to the back.
To give a little more interest to the card I added some gold floss 
behind the butterfly in a random bunch.
For the sentiment I stamped Happy Birthday from the Essentials by Ellen
stamp set Wish Big.  I ALWAYS need birthday cards so this was an easy pick!
I watercolored the sentiment strip to match the floral die and adhered it to the butterfly.
I am so in love with watercolors, I love the soft random colors you 
can achieve depending on the amount of water you use.

Come join us for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge this month!
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you get some free crafty time today!
Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ¦‹Lisa πŸ¦‹

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Exciting News To Share

I am so excited to announce that I will be joining the Craftin Desert Divas 
Digi Design Team!  I can't wait to start designing with all of their
cute images. So honored to be designing along side of these other talented Divas!
Here are 2 cards that I made recently with digital images from Craftin Desert Divas.

My first card uses the Coffee and Donut Bear digital stamp.
I colored this little guy with my copic markers and added a 
splattered background in matching colors.

For my second card I used the Gingercookie Digital Couple digital stamp.
I did some ink blending over the embossed hearts to make them stand out.
They are so adorable with those big eyes and cute embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by today to share my big news with me!
I'll be back soon to share some new release projects with you!
Have a great day, I already am!
🍩Lisa 🍩

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas 2018

Hello Paper Sweeties fans, I hope you have been enjoying the 25 days 
of Christmas so far.  We have had some amazing Christmas projects
from the design team and guest designers. I am back today with my 
second project for the month.  I made a tag from the 
Sweet Cuts For You die and I embellished the top of the tag 
with some patterned paper from the Doodlebugs
Sugarplums 6x6 paper pad.  To finish off the top of the tag 
I tied some Frosting color seam binding with some pink 
and white twine for a frilly finish.

The Christmas tree is from the new Merry Christmas Y'all stamp set and I 
die cut it from the Doodlebugs Sugarplums paper pad, then added some snow to 
the edges of the tree. The sentiment is from the Merry stamp set and I heat
embossed it in white.
I'm glad you stopped by for a visit today, and I hope you enjoyed
my sweet tag!  Don't forget to visit the other designer's blogs to 
see the projects they are sharing.  Here is a list of the remaining
designers and what days they are sharing for the rest of the 25 days!

December 20th: Lisa Golzbein
December 21st: Larissa Heskett
December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 23rd: Karen Letchworth
December 24: Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Have a great day and enjoy your Holiday Season!
 I already am!
πŸŽ„Lisa πŸŽ„

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Purr-fect Birthday

Hello everyone! I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today and I have an adorable
birthday shaker card to share with you featuring 
one of those adorable kitties from Newton's Nook!
My card for today uses several fun products from the Kat Scrappiness shop
including the stamp set Birthday Bash by Newton's Nook!
Here's a look at the card I made:

I used the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies to make a frame 
for the shaker element on my card and instead of using
acetate for my window I decided to use vellum to 
give it a softer look. On the vellum I stamped the confetti and the
sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark Ink and then I heat embossed 
The cute birthday kitty was colored with copic markers and was
given highlights with my Uni-Ball White Gel Pen.
I then popped up kitty up on foam tape on the front of the shaker.
My shaker element is filled with lots of 
For the base of my card I used Kraft cardstock and I embossed 
some teal cardstock with a pawprint pattern. I adhered the teal panel
to the base with Nuvo adhesive.
Here is a close up look at the card so you can see the 
pretty confetti behind the vellum window:

Thanks for stopping by today and if you'd like to recreate this card
you can use code Lisa10 in the shop to save 10% on your entire order!

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Little Stampers ATC December Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am back again with the 

Every month Happy Little Stampers has an 
ATC challenge and the theme for December is Pets.  
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 pet themed ATC I decided to emboss the background of my card with a 
paw print embossing folder and paint it with some off white paint
followed by some soft inking in blue.
I added a cute little doggie from Pretty Pink Posh 
and a sentiment from My Creative Time!
To finish it off I added some cute red glittered hearts.

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


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

Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas 2018

Hello Paper Sweeties fans and welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas 2018!
We are sharing holiday inspiration projects for 25 days 
with a different project every day from our talented designers.
Today is day 10 and it is my day to share some inspiration with you.
I made a card using the brand new stamp set "Merry Christmas Y'all"

What an adorable stamp set it is with a vintage pick up truck and 
Christmas tree to put in the bed.  As usual there are a few cute sentiments
in fun fonts.  Here is the card I made complete with snow and all!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card for today! Here is the list of designers
with links to their blogs so you can follow along for the rest of December!

December 1st: planner team posts
December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 3rd: Lilian Forsyth
December 4th: Amy Tsuruta  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: embellish
December 5th: Lisa Bzibziak
December 6th: Michelle Bala ---> Santa Savings Coupon: paper
December 7th: Mackie Robertson
December 8th: Karen Letchworth
December 9th: Maria Patrick
December 10th: Lisa Golzbein
December 11th: Nancy Salkeld
December 12: Mackie Robertson
December 13th: Jinny Newlin
December 14th: Larissa Heskett
December 15: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 16th: Taylor Golzbein
December 17th: Maria Patrick
December 18th: Nancy Salkeld
December 19th: Jinny Newlin
December 20th: Lisa Golzbein
December 21st: Larissa Heskett
December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 23rd: Karen Letchworth
December 24: Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz

I'll be back on the 20th with another project for you!
Until then enjoy all of the other projects in store for you and 
Happy Holidays to everyone!

πŸŽ„Lisa πŸŽ„

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis

Welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop and Sale!
This Blog Hop has been in the works for quite some time now!
We have so many generous sponsors who are taking part in this hop
and we are so glad you are joining us today!

Coffe Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides 
help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.
You can read more about their programs here:

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and YouTube hoppers! Please visit them and show some support. 
You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here:
Even if you can only donate $1 or $5 it doesn't matter because every little bit will help a kid in need.

The Kat Scrappiness design team has designed cards for the hop with a winter theme.
I made 2 cards for the hop using some of the new dies in the Kat Scrappiness store.
For my first card I used the Christmas Stocking Banner Die.

I die cut each stocking out of a different color paper and then embossed them with a vine pattern.
I cut them a second time out of white paper and cut off the top of each and added it to the original stocking to look like a cuff.  For some extra interest I added glitter to each cuff and I put a glittered heart and a snowflake on each stocking. I popped each of them up on foam tape on to a kraft color card base that was embossed with the new Stitched Winter Swirl Backdrop Die.
To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment "Baby It's Cold Outside" 
from the Merry Critters stamp set.
A few drops of glitter around the card to give the look of 
falling snow and the card was finished.


For my second card I used the new Winter Crafters Essentials Dies.
I was going for a clean and simple design with the elegance of white glitter.
The Winter Crafters Essentials Dies have a very elegant trio of Christmas trees that I 
thought would look beautiful cut out of white glitter paper.

I placed the sparkly trees against a kraft background that I die cut with the 
brand new Stitched Snowflake Swirl Border Backdrop die. I splattered white paint
all over the panel to imitate falling snow.
For my sentiment I took the "Jolly" Brush Script Word and Sentiment die
and cut it out of white glitter as well but I left out the 2 L's 
so I could create the word Joy. It's so nice to have a die that can be 
used in a way it wasn't originally intended.

I enjoyed creating these 2 winter themed cards and the new dies in the shop
made it so easy to come up with fun and elegant designs.
I hope you'll hop along with us and check out all of the wonderful sponsors
who have donated prizes for this worthy cause!
Please use these tags on social media for the blog hop when sharing your projects:
#KatScrappinessCharityBlogHop #CoffeeOasis #KatScrappiness

One more reminder for those of you who enjoy participating in monthly 
challenges and like winning gift certificates.
Kat holds a monthly challenge on her blog and this month the
Please consider entering your cards for the Coffee Oasis hop into the 
monthly challenge that can be found by clicking on this link:
You just might win a gift certificate for $25.00

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to make some
winter themed cards and share them with us on social media!
The blog hop page starts here:
Grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa and hop along with us!

Enjoy your day, I already am!
☕️Lisa ☕️

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Tags

Today is my day on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I have 
some simple gift tags to share with you.
The one thing everyone seems to need this time of year
is gift tags, and lots of them!
to make 9 different tags in quite a few different patterns.
I started with the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag Dies as a base for all of the tags.

I made 3 simple tags using some buffalo plaid patterned paper.

I made 4 more using some inlaid die cutting.

And finally I made 2 tags that have extra embellishments for a little more interest.

One of my favorite dies to use is the Jolly Sentiment Die 
because I can cut out the 2 L's and I have the word "Joy" 
in a beautiful script font.

Here are all the tags hanging from a mini tree, they look cute as ornaments as well.

If you're in need of a quick tag or something with a little 
more pizazz than I think you'll find some inspiration with one of the tags I've created.
You can get really creative depending on the colors and patterns you choose.

I hope I've inspired you to go and make some gift tags today!
You know you're going to need them soon!
You can save 10% on your purchase if you use code Lisa10.
Have a great day everyone, I already am!
🦌Lisa 🦌

Friday, November 30, 2018

Cheat Day Shaker Card

Good morning crafty friends!
It's my turn on the Kat Scrappiness blog today and I have a fun circle shaker card to share 
with you!  There are some super fun new Sprinkle confetti mixes in the store 
now and they inspired this card.  
They should probably come with a warning label that says:
Seriously though, they look exactly like the sprinkles you would
order in your favorite ice cream store!

For my card I cut 2 circles out of patterned paper using the Double Stitched Circle Dies.
I cut a window out of one of them using the same dies. I backed the window with acetate
and framed the circle opening with foam tape. After I made my well to add my shaker bits
I added lots and lots and lots of Birthday Cake Sprinkles Embellishment Mix and 
Fairy Dust Confetti Sequins.  The two complimented each other so well!
For the front of the card I colored some ice cream and donut images from the
Punny Snacks Stamp Set and I added a sentiment from the Cheat Day Stamp Set !

Such a fun card to make!
Make sure you check out all of the new sequins in the shop right now,
there is Chocolate Cake Sprinkles as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoyed my shaker card today and if you'd like to purchase any of the products
I used on this card, you can use code Lisa10 to save 10% on your purchase!
Have a great day everyone, I already am!

2018 Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Welcome CRAFTY COFFEE lovers to the 2018 Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
 Kat Scrappiness is participating in the hop once again and I have created a 
coffee themed shaker card to join in the fun!

My card features the Kat Scrappiness  Layered Coffee Cup Die front and center and I cut the coffee cup directly out of the front panel so I could back it with acetate and make a shaker card out of it.
I filled the shaker well with Caramel Latte and Espresso sequin mixes, 
both of which are available in the Kat Scrappiness store.
For the adorable focal point I chose the adorable Gerda Steiner stamp 
called Warm fuzzies! I just love that fuzzy little bear holding his coffee / cocoa mug!
The sentiment on top of the card is from the same stamp set.
I think shaker cards just might be my favorite type of card to make.
It's so much fun picking out just the right shaker bits to go in the card.

Kat Scrappiness is giving away a gift pack of products including (stamps, dies, sequins, etc.)
with a minimum value of $35.00 to one lucky hopper!

 Make sure to grab your favorite hot beverage 
and hop along with us! You can save 15% off everything in the store 
by using code COFFEE18 at checkout!

Click on this link to start hopping and to see what all of the 
amazing design team members have created to give you some inspiration
to create your own coffee themed projects!

If you want to pick up any of the products I've used on my card you 
can use my code Lisa10 to save 10% on your purchase at checkout all year long!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day, I already am!

☕️Lisa ☕️

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Cold Twigs ~ Warm Heart

I'm excited to share a project with you today that I made for the Kadoodle Bug
Design Team. I created a shaker tag with the Cold Twigs Snowman and 
I am so happy with the way it turned out!
If you have seen any of my projects on Instagram or Facebook over the last 2 days
you'd see that I've gone snowman crazy! I just can't stop creating projects with
these fun Snowmen! A friend of my mom asked me to create some tags and
a card for her with a snowman on it and I just kept going from there.
For today's project I cut out the Cold Twigs Snowman SVG out with my 
Scan n Cut and inked all the pieces before putting him together.  
I used the largest tag to cut out 2 pieces using matching patterned paper from the 
Lawn Fawn Into the Woods paper pack. Next I took a square die from the 
Stitched Scalloped Square Dies and cut a window out of one of the tags.
I backed the window with acetate and framed it off with foam tape.
Next came the fun part, picking out shaker bits!
I used 2 different sequin/sprinkle mixes for my tag.
They really complimented each other and picked up the red and blue in the snowman!
All that was left to do was finish off the tag with some ribbon at the top.
I used some gorgeous Oatmeal Seam Binding from Paper Sweeties and tied 
some red and white twine around it.

For the sentiment I printed it off of my computer on white paper and 
inked the edges for some dimension.

This project was a lot of fun to make, thanks for stopping by today!
If you'd like to pick up any of the Kat Scrappiness products I used today
you can use my code Lisa10 to save 10% on your purchase!

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

You Mocha Me Crazy

Hello crafty friends, I have a card to share with you today!
I'm interrupting this winter holiday cardmaking time of year to bring
you a card with pink and hearts for a day!
I'm up in the KaDoodle Bug Facebook group today and for my design
team project I used an adorable file called
Valentine Frappuccino Cutie!
I saw an awesome video on the Unity Facebook page and fell in love
with the technique they showed.  They made their own background for a donut 
card and I knew I had to try it out!
Here is the card I made with the cute Frappuccino image
and the handmade background.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and die cut a panel
I then stamped a scribbled heart image in Versamark Ink from a Maymay Made It 
stamp set called "Love Is".

I heat embossed the hearts with WOW gold embossing powder.
The next step was to mask off the outer edge of the card with purple tape and 
ink the panel with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink.

After I was done sponging I removed the tape to reveal a crisp white border.
The gold hearts had white areas in between the embossing so 
I colored them in with my Copic marker RV21 for a little
added color. Next came the fun part, splattering the background
with 2 different color oxide inks.

I smooshed the colors on to my Tim Holtz media mat
and sprayed them with water.  I put my paintbrush into the colors
and tapped them onto my background.  I just love the effect I get from
splattering paint randomly on my cards!

The only thing left to do was to pop my cutie Frappuccino up on 
some foam tape and add my sentiment!

I am in love with this background and I think I will be making a lot more
of them!  There are so many colors, stamps and themes it could be used for.

I'm so glad you stopped by today, I hope you like my card and technique!
Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ₯€Lisa πŸ₯€

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Dreidel Kids

I have another adorable Chanukah card to share with you today.
This is definitely the year for cute Chanukah stamp sets!
On my previous blog post I shared a card made with a Stamping Bella
stamp set and for this card I used a new Chanukah set by Neat and Tangled.
OMG it's soooooo cute!
I'm in love with these darling little Dreidel kids!!!
Here's the card I made with the Darling Dreidels stamp set.

I colored them with copic markers and cut them out with my Scan n Cut machine.
The gold star wreath is a die from Avery Elle called Star Frame die.
I love how the star wreath looks against the star embossed background!
These little cuties are coming to the Kat Scrappiness store soon!
If you want to do some shopping there in the meantime you can save 10% by using
my code Lisa10 at checkout. There is a ton of crafty items for sale in Kat's shop and 
she has every color, shape and size sequin you could ask for!
There are also the most beautiful jewels in ALL colors!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm glad you came to visit!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
 ✨Lisa ✨

Chanukah Is Almost Here!

The Holidays are fast approaching!
5 days til Thanksgiving and Christmas is close behind, but before Santa gets here
we have to light the Menorahs and spin the Dreidels!
Chanukah comes early this year on November 3rd!
In my house we celebrate Chanukah and I love decorating every year!
The one thing that can be hard to find is Chanukah decorations but there are 
definitely more now than years ago.
I have the same trouble with stamp sets but this year I found a Chanukah
stamp set that I absolutely love and is very unique!

The set is from Stamping Bella and is called 
This adorable stamp set is available at Kat Scrappiness 
Here is the card I made using this stamp set.

I just love that sweet little girl up on a ladder lighting the menorah.  
I colored her with my Polychromos pencils and added some shading
under the menorah with a grey copic marker.
I used the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies to cut out the patterned paper.
The adorable polka dot paper is from the Doodlebug Swiss Dot Petite Prints Paper Pack.
To give the card some extra dimension and shine I used some
Kat Scrappiness Blue Jewels and Yellow Jewels.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Chanukah card!
All of these products are available at Kat Scrappiness and if you use my
code Lisa10 at checkout, you can save 10% on your order!

Happy Chanukah everyone and enjoy your Turkey Day!
✨Lisa ✨

Friday, November 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties November 2018 New Product Release Rewind

Thanks for joining me on day #3 of the October 2018 *NEW* product release for
Today is Release Rewind day and I will be sharing 2 cards with you
that combine some previous stamp sets and the new Merry stamp set!

For my first card I decided to make a baby card and what better sentiment to use than the word "Love" from the new Merry stamp set that was released yesterday. This card was actually inspired by Sweeties Teammate Karen Letchworth. She used the Merry stamp set to make a love themed card which gave me the idea to use the stamp set for something non holiday related. Thank you Karen!!

 I pulled out an old Paper Sweeties stamp set called Bouncing Baby for the focal point of this card.  Unfortunately that set isn't available anymore but you can purchase Bundle of Joy which has great sentiments to make an adorable baby card. 

Once I was done making this card I knew I wanted to create something holiday related. I was so inspired after seeing Debbie's tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, that I knew I wanted to create something with that in mind. 

I love how striking this card came out. I used the new stamp set Merry again and stamped out 'Faith,' 'Joy' and 'Hope.' I love how this card came together with the holly stamp that I used from the Planner Series collection. That stamp set is called Planner Series: Happy Holidays Set. The icons from this set were the perfect addition to my cards for this release. 

I added Seam Binding which is in the Paper Sweeties store. 

Make sure you check out all of the other projects from the Design team.
You can click on their blog links below:


Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                       Lisa Golzbein (you are here)
Maria Patrick
Nancy Salked

Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment so I know you were here!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
πŸŽ„Lisa πŸŽ„