Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Craftin Desert Divas January Release


Today I am so excited to be sharing my first official card
 for the Craftin Desert Divas digital design team!
This month they are releasing an adorable digital file called Koala Couple!
This sweet file is just in time for Valentine's Day and can be used for
any Love themed card or even a baby card!
It features an adorable Koala Couple but it could easily be interpreted as 
a mother or father with a baby.
Here is my card using this sweet new digital image.



The first thing I did was color those sweet koalas with my copic markers
and cut them out using my Scan n Cut machine.
Next I took the second largest Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies
and cut out a frame using some pink polka dot paper.
Since I was making a shaker card I cut out a piece of acetate
that was slightly smaller than the frame for my window and adhered it as a window.
I backed the window frame with 2 layers of foam tape so I could
fill the well with all of the pretty sequins.
Before I added the sequins I stamped a sentiment from 
Mice To Meet You on the card base so that it would show through 
the window. The next step was to sprinkle some sequins around the 
sentiment so I could add the shaker window over them.
I used a mix of Sweetness and True Love Sequins.
Finally I laid the shaker window down over the sequins and the 
sentiment.  I positioned the adorable Koala Couple on the lower left
corner of the window and added some flower and leaf die cuts 

I had a lot of fun making this card.  Shaker cards are one of my favorite
kind of cards to make! I hope you'll check out the Craftin Desert Divas
Facebook Gallery for some more inspiration from the other 
design team members.  I'll be back next week with another
new release image and card to share with you!

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

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #3

Welcome back to day 3 of Winter Inspiration Paper Sweeties Fans!
I hope you gained some inspiration over the past 3 days to
create some sweet projects!

For my final Paper Sweeties project for January I've created a
dashboard for my daughter Taylor's planner!
She is an avid planner and is always making pretty things to put in there.
Every time I make a new project she asks me to duplicate it in the size of her planner.
Today instead of duplicating a card in dashboard size I just made one for my project.
This dashboard measures 6 3/4 x 3 3/4 and fits in her personal rings size planner.
It's sort of like a divider/decoration for her planner that separates different sections.

I used some pretty Doodlebug patterned paper for the middle layer and I
used the Sent From My Heart stamp set to decorate the dashboard.


I love that sweet dog and she looks adorable mailing that cute little letter!
I love how this turned out and I know my daughter will love
displaying it in her planner!

Paper Sweeties certainly has everything you could need
to create some SWEET projects!

Make sure you visit the rest of the design team today to see
what they have created for you! 
Here are the links to their blogs:

Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                                     Lisa Golzbein ←←← (you are here)
Mackie Robertson


Thanks so much for joining us over the past 3 days at Paper Sweeties.
Next month we will be back to releasing new products and I hope you'll 
check back to what goodies we will have for you!

Enjoy your day, I already am!
🐢Lisa 🐢




Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Winter Inspiration Paper Sweeties Fans!
I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful projects
that the design team created yesterday!

In keeping with my Valentine's Day theme, I've created a sweet little tag with the adorable
bumble bee from the Bee Happy stamp set.


To begin with I stenciled a honeycomb pattern on to a piece of 
Bristol Smooth card stock with 4 different color distress inks.
Squeezed Lemonade
Mustard Seed
Fossilized Amber
and
Vintage Photo
This gave the tag an ombre look with the darkest color at the bottom.
After that I splattered some black paint around the tag for some added interest.
Once I liked the look of the background I die cut it out with the

The next step was to stamp and color that cute little bumble bee from the
Bee Happy stamp set. I used my Copic markers to do the coloring and
I added white highlights with my Gelly Roll white pen.
I also added a little bit of shimmer to the wings with my 
Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush but it is hard to see that in the picture. 


I selectively stamped the word Bee from the Bee Happy stamp set on 
to black card stock and heat embossed it in white.
The letters to spell out MINE were cut with my Scan n Cut machine
as well as the 3 little sparkly hearts!
I also cut a second tag slightly larger in so I could mat the first tag on
black to make the yellow honeycombs stand out.

To finish off the tag I added a beautiful bow from some
The bow was the perfect finishing touch for my sweet little tag!


I love how this tag turned out and I can't wait to use
it on a Valentine treat!
Paper Sweeties certainly has everything you could need
to create some SWEET projects!

Make sure you visit the rest of the design team today to see
what they have created for you! 
Here are the links to their blogs:

Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                                         Lisa Golzbein ←←←← (you are here)
Mackie Robertson


Please check back tomorrow to see the last
Paper Sweeties project I created for the Winter Inspiration hop!

Enjoy your day, I already am!
🐝Lisa 🐝
❤️




Monday, January 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #1!

Happy New Year Paper Sweeties Fans!
Welcome back to my blog, this month we are sharing winter inspiration
projects using Paper Sweeties products.
My favorite winter holiday is Valentine's Day probably because of 
all the pink and hearts.  2 of my favorite things to decorate with!
In Florida we don't see some of our coldest weather until February so 
for me it is definitely a winter holiday!

Today I chose to play with the recently released stamp and die set:
I just love the pickup truck image in the set and I thought it would
look darling hauling a load of hearts for Valentine's Day!


I watercolored that sweet truck with my Zig Clean Color Markers
and used the coordinating die to cut it out.
The heart stamp is from the stamp set Happy Icons.
I stamped the heart multiple times and colored them in 
with my Zig markers and then cut them out on my 
Scan N Cut so I could do them all at once.
They look so cute piled up in the bed of that truck!


The sentiment is from the For You stamp set and I stamped it
on to one of the rectangles from the Rectangle Scallop Frames dies. 

I love how this card turned out and I hope I've inspired you
to start making some sweet Valentine's Cards!
Paper Sweeties certainly has everything you could need
to create some SWEET projects!

Make sure you visit the rest of the design team today to see
what they have created for you! 
Here are the links to their blogs:

Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                                         Lisa Golzbein ←←←← (you are here)
Mackie Robertson


Please check back tomorrow and Tuesday to see the rest of the
Paper Sweeties projects I have created!

Enjoy your day, I already am!
πŸ’˜Lisa πŸ’˜



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hinged Die Cut Love Card

Happy Sunday Y'all!
I spent my morning with my coffee, Jennifer McGuire and Kat Scrappiness.
What a nice morning!
Whenever I watch a Jennifer McGuire video with a technique I love
I can't stop thinking about it until I try it out.
This morning was the perfect time so I poured my java, turned on YouTube
and broke out my Kat Scrappiness stamps and dies.
Kat's new release was the perfect recipe for this hinged die cut card!


The heart panel on the front is on hinges and it opens up to reveal a secret message.
The hinges are made from 2 thin strips of acetate and they are sandwiched
in between the 2 hearts. Such a cool technique!


How stinkin' cute is that? I just love having that extra surprise on the front of the card.
The card opens up as usual so you can put a handwritten message on the inside
as well and decorate even more.
If you're interested in how to re-create a card like this you'll want to 
head over to You-Tube and watch Jennifer's video.

The gorgeous heart on the front of the card was made from one of the
new releases over at Kat Scrappiness.
It's called Lacy Layered Heart and before I die cut it out
I blended 3 different colors of distress ink on some Bristol smooth cardstock.
and

I wanted a shiny sentiment on the heart to really make the rainbow 
stand out so I cut out the word Love from silver foil card stock.
That die is from the 
I Love You Shadow Dies which was also just released 
at Kat Scrappiness this month.
The sentiment inside the heart panel is from the stamp set
Say It With Hearts and it is also available now.
That stamp set is so cute and you can re-create the cute
conversation hearts on your cards for Valentine's Day!

The cute little stamped hearts on the front of the card panel is from a 

I just love how this card came out and I enjoyed making it!
Thanks Jennifer for all the inspiration throughout the year!

I am also entering this card into the Monday and Wednesday 
The Monday challenge is to use something new.
All of the products used on this card are from the new release
and the technique I used is from a recent video I just learned.

The Wednesday challenge is to make a matching envelope 
and I copied the heart and sentiment on my matching envelope here.



If you want to purchase any of the Kat Scrappiness products I mentioned 
You can use code Lisa10 at checkout and save 10% on your order.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ’˜Lisa πŸ’˜






Saturday, January 12, 2019

πŸ’˜Love Is In The AirπŸ’˜

Happy New Year crafty friends!
I want to wish you a happy early Valentine's Day as well
since this post will be centered around the newest
Kat Scrappiness "Love" themed products!

There was recently 4 new products released in the shop and if you
haven't seen them yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Kat Scrappiness just released 3 new dies and 1 new stamp set to help
get you in the Valentines mood!




Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays
mostly because of the color scheme and pretty hearts.
I've always loved the decorations and the way the stores look
at this time of year.  It's a wonderful sea of pink and hearts!
πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

I created 3 cards with the new products that I'll share today and I have
some process pictures to share with you for one of them.

Here is the first card I made using the I LoveYou Shadow Dies
and I'll share the process with you.



For this card I made my own background by ink blending
3 different distress inks in the following colors:
and

Even though I only used 3 colors it looks like so much more
because of the blending properties of the distress inks!
This is my favorite color combo right now and I 
am reaching for them a lot!

Once I got the background blended just the way I wanted it
I pulled out a heart stencil from my stash and used it to
cover the background in soft white hearts.
I had an old makeup brush on hand that worked perfectly
to apply the white ink.

After the hearts were stenciled in I hit the panel with my heat gun 
so it wouldn't smear in my Vagabond.
out the panel for the front of my card.



The next step was to pick out colors that I wanted to die cut
I knew I wanted the shadow pieces to be black since
it makes the rainbow colors pop.
I decided on some sparkly pink paper for the actual words.



Once I adhered the words to their black shadows I popped them 
all up on foam tape so they would really stand out on the card.
And of course I needed to add some Sparkling Clear Jewels to the card
for some extra BLING!



I really love how this card turned out and I am planning on making a lot 
more ink blended cards in the near future.

Here are all 3 cards I made for the new release and I can tell there 
will be a lot more LOVELY HEART cards very very soon!
As you can also see I used the ink blending technique on all 3 of 
these cards in different ways.



Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share my cards with you!
I am enjoying the new stamps and dies and I know you will too!
Please use my code Lisa10 to do some crafty shopping and 
you can save 10% on your order.

Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ’˜LisaπŸ’˜









Thursday, January 10, 2019

Happy Little Stampers ATC January Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am back again with the 



Every month Happy Little Stampers has an 
ATC challenge and the theme for January 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 vintage themed ATC I decided to use a large My Favorite Things script word stamp 
on the background of my card and do some stenciling over it with a Heidi Swapp decorative stencil.
For some extra interest to the background I stamped from vines from a Lawn Fawn
set and a rose in the bottom corner from Papertrey Ink.
The 4 hearts down the center were punched out of some script background patterned paper
also from Papertrey Ink and decorated with a 3-D rose on each.
To finish off my card I inked the edges of the card and the hearts
with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I hope you'll play along with us this month
 and enter the ATC challenge at 
The winner for this challenge will receive a badge to display on their blog!

I am also very excited to announce that this month my daughter 
Taylor is joining us on the HLS ATC team and has designed her
very first gorgeous ATC card!
You can check out her card and all of her wonderful 
planner layouts on her blog here:

Have a great day, I already am!
🌹Lisa πŸŒΉ 






Sunday, January 6, 2019

Angies Digital Stamps January Challenge

Happy New Year crafty friends!
I hope you all had a fun and safe New Years Eve, it's time to kick off the new year
For the new year Angie gave her blogs a makeover and created
new badges for her design team members.
Here is the lovely new badge.


I just love the rustic wood look with the feminine lace touches!

The design team has created some wonderful projects for
this month's challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes/No Twist.
It is challenge #27 and it runs from 1/6/19 - 1/25/19.


This month I chose to design a card using Angies 
digital image of these beautiful ballet shoes. They are so pretty with their lacy bows.


I love how this card turned out and I hope you'll all play along with us
this month at Angies!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
πŸ’ƒLisa πŸ’ƒ

Friday, January 4, 2019

Simply Create Too January Challenge

Happy New Year crafty friends!
I hope you all had a fun and safe New Years Eve, it's time to kick off the new year
over at the Simply Create Too monthly challenge!
For the new year Angie gave her blogs a makeover and created
new badges for her design team members.
Here is the lovely new badge.

I just love the cute little denim pocket and polka dot background!

The design team has created some wonderful projects for
this month's challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes/No Twist.

It is challenge #145 and it runs from 1/4/19 - 1/25/19.

Here is my card for this month's challenge.
I chose to use an adorable Newton's Nook stamp and make a 
birthday card.  I never have enough of them on hand!
The cute sentiment is also from Newton's Nook and is stamped on a 
Stitched Flag Die from Kat Scrappiness.


I love how this card turned out and I hope you'll all play along with us
this month at the Simply Create Too challenge blog!
Enjoy your day, I already am!
😻Lisa 😻