Sunday, September 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 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!

Today I have another card for you showcasing the new stamp set
I used the adorable chick image and some pretty patterned paper!
I just love that little chickie, she's so cute!


The other adorable stamp set that is available today is the Ewe Make Me Happy 
set and it has matching dies as well.
Tomorrow I will have 2 more cards to share with you using that stamp set again.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to 
check back tomorrow for Release Rewind Day to see how you can mix and match
the new sets with some of the beloved older sets!

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

Maria Patrick
Robyn Jordan
Sarah Wyles


Have a great day!
I already am!
πŸ₯LisaπŸ₯



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks



Welcome back to my blog crafty friends!
It's time for another fabulous release from Paper Sweeties!
Are you a fan of life on the farm?
If you are than you will LOVE the 2 new stamp sets being released this month!

The first one is called Ewe Make Me Happy and I am in love with 
the adorable little sheep from the set! There are matching dies for these 
stamps and the sheep's head has it's own die so you could pop it up 
and make it wobble if you wanted to!

Ewe Make Me Happy
Sweet Cuts - Ewe Make Me Happy 

Here is my first card for today using the Ewe Make Me Happy 
stamps and dies:


I just love the small hearts all over the sheep, isn't she the cutest!!!!


The second stamp set is called What's Up Chickie? and comes with some more
farm themed images that are sure to put a smile on your face!

What's Up Chickie? 

For my second card I decided to dress Jake up as a farmer!


I love that little horse and as a bonus you could make him into a cow or a horse.
All you need to do is color him differently and he could take on 
the look of a whole different animal!

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!

Maria Patrick
Robyn Jordan
Sarah Wyles


Have a great day!
I already am!
πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍🌾LisaπŸ‘

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sassy Mermaid


Good morning Rabbit Hole fans!
Today I have a Sassy Mermaid to share with you.
I absolutely love the look of an ink blended background 
especially on a sea themed card!

I used the following 2 Rabbit Hole stamp sets on my card today:



Mermaid Hair

Sassy

Card Recipe

I started with a piece of smooth card stock cut from a Kat Scrappiness
Distressed Edge Rectangle die so I could do some Distress Ink blending.

Next I took 3 different color Distress Inks and blended them down the 
die cut panel. 
Cracked Pistachio
Peacock Feathers
Blueprint Sketch
I sprayed some water on the panel to give it a distressed look
when I was all done.

I adhered my colored panel to a white card base using
Nuvo adhesive.

I colored the Mermaid from Mermaid Hair and her 3 fish friends and cut
them out with my Scan N Cut and popped them up on the front of the card.

The sentiment from Sassy was the perfect way to finish off this card.
I masked off the sentiment "born to be a" so that the "a" didn't stamp and
then I added the word Sassy.  I heat embossed the sentiment with
Brutus Monroe Alabaster White
embossing powder so that it would stand out.

A few Kat Scrappines Clear Solid Confetti Sequins and my card was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Don't forget you can now purchase The Rabbit Hole stamps at


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

Have a great day, I already am!
🧜🏻‍♀️ Lisa  🧜🏻‍♀️


**Disclaimer: My blog uses affiliate links whenever possible
at no additional cost to you. I only use products I actually
use and love and think other crafters might enjoy as well!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Accident Hair



Did you ever have one of THOSE days at the hairdresser?

Welcome back to my blog!  
It's my turn today over on the Rabbit Hole blog and I have
another fun card from the recent September release!

Well, for me, I grew up with 2 parents that were hairdressers so although
I never had a bad experience at the salon, I did have one hairstyle 
that left me looking like our poor pumpkin friend.
It was a perm gone bad, ya know 80's hair that was out of control!
Just picture Little Orphan Annie times 10!!
Luckily having 2 parents that were hairdressers they were able to reverse 
that perm quickly so there was no permanent damage to my fragile
teenage ego. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Our pumpkin friend is not so lucky so she is rocking the pumpkin
hair that looks like an accident, or at least that's what she's telling her friends!

I recently broke out my Ranger Alcohol Pearl Inks and 
started playing around with them and 
I wound up with a few backgrounds that I actually liked!
I decided to turn one of them into a card for today's post.

Card Recipe

 -I started with some Ranger Yupo paper and some Ranger alcohol blending solution.
I used some blue and orange alcohol ink and mixed them around until I liked 
how it all looked together.

-Once it was dry I swiped some Kuretake Starry Colors gold paint randomly 
across the panel to give it some extra shine.

-I cut a panel of it out with a Kat Scrappiness zig zag rectangle die and WALLA
instant background! I adhered it with Nuvo adhesive to a white A2 card base.

-My pumpkin friend from Pumpkin Hair Don't Care was stamped 
with Copic friendly Gina K amalgam ink and then colored with similar Copic marker 
colors from the background of the card.  Here are the colors I used:
YR02, YR18, R46, Y06, BG13, and G00
I then cut Ms. Pumpkin out with a Kat Scrappiness zig zag circle die
to match the background panel edge.

-For the sentiment I used a fitting sentiment from Sassy Sentiments
and stamped it out in black ink and cut it from a smaller
Kat Scrappiness zig zag rectangle die to keep the same theme on the edge.

-I popped the image and sentiment up on some 3M foam tape and 
all was good in pumpkin hair land!


Here are the 2 sets I used on today's card:

Pumpkin Hair Don't Care
Sassy Sentiments

Don't forget you can now purchase The Rabbit Hole stamps at
Simon Says Stamp by clicking on the following links:


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!


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

Have a great day, I already am!
πŸŽƒLisa  πŸŽƒ


**Disclaimer: My blog uses affiliate links whenever possible
at no additional cost to you. I only use products I actually
use and love and think other crafters might enjoy as well!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A Hug in a Mug


Hello Coffee Lovers and welcome back to my blog!
I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog today with some more
caffeinated inspiration in my ICU!

Today's card was actually inspired by a baby blanket I saw recently at work.
For those of you who don't already know, I actually work in a NICU.
That is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
We take care of some pretty sick babies and it can get pretty intense at times.
Parents often bring in clothes and blankets for the babies and it is
a nice change from the hospital issued laundry.
As you can imagine I see my fair share of cute baby patterns and
recently there was a blanket that was made from pink plush material
and it had gold accents on it.  I fell in love and knew I wanted to recreate
that look on a card! Here is what I came up with:



I just love the look of gold sparkle on a pink background! It's so elegant!
After Amy the enabler recently shared a Hero Arts stamp set in the Coffee Lovers
Facebook group I knew I had to have it so of course I ordered it straight away!
The stamp set is the Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit from August 2018.
It is coffee themed and choc full of caffeinated goodness!
I fell in love with the image and sentiment from the set
and I knew they would look so elegant on vellum!

Here is the Card Recipe:

-I started out with a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Card Stock
and I used a Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die to cut a panel from it.

-Next I used the Feathered stencil from Taylored Expressions and I used Pixie Spray
to hold it in place on my pink card stock. 

-Then I took my Versamark Ink Pad and swiped it all over the stencil making
sure to get good coverage in all the openings.

-Once I peeled the stencil back to reveal the feathered pattern I sprinkled
some Ranger Gold Embossing Powder all of the ink and shook it off.
I hit the powder with my Hero Arts Wagner heat gun until the powder was melted.
I just love to watch that transformation as it happens!
I adhered the pink embossed panel on to an A2 sized card base 

-Next I cut die cut a piece of Bazzill Vellum with the Papertrey Ink 
Basic Bookmark 3 die. I used the coffee cup and sentiment from the
Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit from August 2018 and stamped them in
Versamark Ink . I coated the images in Alabaster embossing powder by 
Brutus Monroe and heat set it with my heat gun until the powder was melted.
For the detail in the coffee cup I used the Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.

-It's tricky to adhere vellum without seeing the adhesive so I used a few
tiny Glue Dots to adhere the vellum on to the pink card panel. 
The seam binding bow from Paper Sweeties was held in place with a larger 
Glue Dot and that kept the vellum down a little better and could be hidden.

-I finished the card off with some sparkly Pink Blush Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.
I used Nuvo adhesive to hold the jewels in place.


I just love how delicate this card looks and I love the gold 
embossing on pink! 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️Lisa ☕️


**Disclaimer: My blog uses affiliate links whenever possible
at no additional cost to you. I only use products I actually
use and love and think other crafters might enjoy as well!


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs September Release Day 3

I hope you have been enjoying The Rabbit Hole Designs September release so far!
Day 3 will not disappoint!  We have 2 final stamp sets to share with you!
They are called Pumpkin Friends and Gourd-geous.

Here is Pumpkin Friends


Here are my 2 cards for this stamp set:


I love the distressed look on this card and the tiny key charm hanging from the top 
just gives it a real antique feel.  I used the sentiment from the Boo To You stamp set
that was featured yesterday, it's such a great font!


Here is the second card, I decided to make a fun Halloween scene 
with some fun die cuts!



Next up is the stamp set called Gourd-geous. This stamp set 
is being released with it's own die and I just love how it cuts
out that crooked hat so perfectly!




Here are my 2 cards for this stamp set:

The first card is a shaker card with a distress ink blended background.
Shakers are my favorite and I love how these 3 inks blended so well together!




I love how cute this second card is with all the fun layers!
I just love how happy that pumpkin looks, he really stands out
on the top layer with all of those yummy sequins around him.



Here is the hop list so you can visit all of my talented teamies and see
what they have been stirring up in their cauldron for this release!

Niccole
Amanda S
Amanda W
Lisa (you are here)
Charmaine
Echo


There's lots of scary fun and a giveaway each day of the hop!
Thank you so much for joining us for our September release!
Here are all the details including a special discount code!


Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount.
Discount Code TRHD2019
This code will only be accepted until Friday 8/3/2019 12:01 am PST.
EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders.
May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 3 of the Inspiration Hop The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the
stamp sets Pumpkin Friends and Gourd-geous, 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 8/29/19 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 8/30/19

Don't forget our exciting news that I've been sharing every day!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a free gift with any Rabbit Hole
purchase, NO CODE REQUIRED!
How awesome it that?
Head over there and claim your free stamp set while supplies last!
They Don't Mind Your Pumpkin Hair! 



As always sweet friends, if you've made it this far, thanks for stopping by
my little blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!
I already am!
πŸŽƒLisa πŸŽƒ





Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs September Release Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of The Rabbit Hole Designs September Release!
Yesterday was so much fun we thought we'd do it again!
Today we are featuring 2 new stamp sets called
Pumpkin Hair Don't Care and Boo To You


Pumpkin Hair Don't Care

Here is a shaker card and a tag featuring this crazy looking pumpkin:



For my second project using the Pumpkin Hair Don't Care stamp set I made a tag
using the Puzzle Box stencil for the background.






Here is a look at the second stamp set we are featuring today called 
Boo To You

The first card I made uses just the witch's hat from the stamp set.
How funny does this oversized witch hat look on Inky the Octopus!
I just knew that the funny sentiment from the new Hex Yeah stamp set
was the perfect addition to that crazy look on Inky's face!



My second card uses the Happy Halloween sentiment
from the Boo To You stamp set. I just love the fun font in this set!
The little black kitty with her pumpkin are from the Hex Yeah stamp set.
They were the perfect addition to this banner shaped card!



Here is the hop list so you can visit all of my talented teamies and see
what they have been stirring up in their cauldron for this release!

Niccole
Amanda S
Amanda W
Lisa (you are here)
Charmaine
Echo


There's lots of scary fun and a giveaway each day of the hop!
Make sure to come back tomorrow for day 3 of the inspiration hop
to see all the projects showcasing the last 2 stamp sets!
Here are all the details including a special discount code!


Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount.
Discount Code TRHD2019
This code will only be accepted until Friday 8/3/2019 12:01 am PST.
EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders.
May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 2 of the Inspiration Hop The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the
stamp sets Pumpkin Hair don't care and Boo to You, 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 8/29/19 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 8/30/19

Don't forget our exciting news that I shared yesterday!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a free gift with any Rabbit Hole
purchase, NO CODE REQUIRED!
How awesome it that?
Head over there and claim your free stamp set while supplies last!
They Don't Mind Your Pumpkin Hair! 



As always sweet friends, if you've made it this far, thanks for stopping by
my little blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!
I already am!
πŸ•·Lisa πŸŽƒ




Monday, August 26, 2019

Altenew Peruvian Lily Card


I have had the Altenew Peruvian Lily Build-A-Flower for a couple of
months now and just never seem to find the time to ink it up.
I finally had some time this morning and I'm so glad I did!
This flower is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!! Not to mention so much fun to stamp.
It really is easy to line up and the results are breathtaking!
Thank goodness I don't need a sympathy card right now but I think
this flower makes such an elegant card and is so appropriate for a card like this.
The scalloped die on the base of the card is the Kat Scrappiness 
Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die and it is my go to scalloped die.
My sentiment if from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamp
and I just love that stamp and die set! If you haven't already seen that product
you must check it out! It stamps and cuts out multiple sentiments in 2 easy steps.
It's a great way to build a sentiment stash to have on hand!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge for this week is 
Clean and Simple so I'm going to enter this card over there.
It's been a while since I played along, I really do love their challenges!

Thanks for stopping by the old blog today!
Have a wonderful day, I already am!
πŸ’Lisa πŸ’


*Affiliate links have been used at no additional cost to you.















The Rabbit Hole Designs September Release Day 1

It's that time again! The Rabbit Hole Designs fabulous New Product Release
for September is here and we are scaring up some fun!
Halloween is right around the corner and The Rabbit Hole has you covered
with some fresh new designs featuring messy haired pumpkins and sassy
witch stamps! There will be a total of 5 new stamp sets being released and over
the next 3 days the DT will be inspiring you with some awesome projects
so stay tuned to all of The Rabbit Hole's social media sites!

Today we are focusing on the new stamp set called
"Hex Yeah"


Isn't that Witch image amazing!!!
And I just love the sassy sentiments to go along with!
Here are my 2 cards using this awesome stamp set!



That cute little spider you see on my cards is from another stamp set being released 
today called Boo To You which we will be featuring in tomorrow's posts so make sure
to check back for lots more inspiration!

Here is the hop list so you can visit all of my talented teamies and see
what they have been stirring up in their cauldron for this release!

Niccole
Amanda S
Amanda W
Lisa (you are here)
Charmaine
Echo


There's lots of scary fun and a giveaway each day of the hop!
Here are all the details including a special discount code!


Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount.
Discount Code TRHD2019
This code will only be accepted until Friday 8/3/2019 12:01 am PST.
EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders.
May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 1 of the Inspiration Hop The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the
stamp set Hex Yeah 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 8/29/19 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 8/30/19


OK there is one more bit of exciting news that I have to share with all of you
Rabbit Hole fans!  Simon Says Stamp is giving away a free gift with any Rabbit Hole
purchase, NO CODE REQUIRED!
How awesome it that?
Head over there and claim your free stamp set while supplies last!
HEX YEAH!!!!!




As always sweet friends, if you've made it this far, thanks for stopping by
my little blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!
I already am!
πŸ§™πŸ»‍♀️Lisa πŸ§™πŸ»‍♀️

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Caffeine Saves Lives


Hello again and welcome back to my blog!
I'm up on the Rabbit Hole Designs blog today and I have a short story to share with you.
I recently acquired the Caffeinated Shark stamp
and die and I'm so glad I did! Did you ever not order a stamp because you thought
you wouldn't use it and then see it used on a card and you're sorry you didn't order it?
Well a good purple haired friend of mine calls it FOMO...….
Now for those of you who don't know what that means (I certainly did not)
It means "fear of missing out".....
Well, I'm not missing out anymore, now little sharky is mine and I'm so glad he is!
I really have to start training myself to look at craft supplies in a different way
and see the potential in them.
Ok enough rambling for now, on to my card!

Card Recipe

1)  I usually start by stamping my image with some Copic friendly ink
and coloring with my Copic markers. I loved coloring sharky with my "W"
markers and giving him some fun spots along the way. I used the matching
die to cut him out after he was colored.
2) I covered my card base with some fun water themed patterned paper from the
Sunny Studios Summer Splash paper pack as a background for my card.
3) My Bubble Oval Die cut was the perfect layer over the patterned paper
for little sharky and his fish friends.
4) I stamped the super funny sentiment from Perfectly Blended and
cut it in half.  I then inked the edges of the 2 sentiment strips in blue
to match the card.
5) I foam mounted the La La Land fishies, sentiment and shark on the card and I'm
picturing the fish being scared of sharky and that the
caffeine is saving THEIR lives! 🀣🀣🀣

Here are the two Rabbit Hole stamp sets I used for today's card:

CAFFEINATED: Shark Clear Stamp 3x4
Caffeinated Shark
Perfectly Blended Clear Stamp 4x6
Perfectly Blended

Don't forget you can now purchase The Rabbit Hole stamps, dies and stencils
at Simon Says Stamp! Stay tuned to The Rabbit Hole FB Fan Page and Instagram
(see links below)
during the new September release so you don't miss out on some
great deals over at Simon Says Stamp!
Oh and by the way, the new Rabbit Hole release starts on August 26th and
just an FYI, y'all are in for some SCARY fun!


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

Have a great day, I already am!
🦈 Lisa πŸ¦ˆ

Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Blog Hop with Pink & Main


Hello Paper Sweeties and Pink and Main fans!
Today is a special collaboration hop with 2 great stamp companies!
Pink and Main is helping Paper Sweeties celebrate their 7th birthday and 
there is a special coupon code below for you to use if you want to do some crafty shopping!
Pink and Main has supplied the Paper Sweeties DT with some fun products to design with.
Here are my 2 projects using both Paper Sweeties and Pink and Main products!


This card uses the following products:

Paper Sweeties


Pink and Main




My second project is a tag using both companies products as well.
Supplies listed under picture as well.



Paper Sweeties


Pink and Main




You can hop along with all the designers for more inspiration.
Here is the hop list:





Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
Have a great day, I already am!
🎈Lisa πŸŽ‰