Thursday, February 28, 2019

Happy Little Stampers March Watercolour Challenge

Hello crafty friends and welcome back to another Watercolour challenge
over at the Happy Little Stampers blog!
This month the theme is anything goes with an optional "Mist" twist.
Here is my card for this month.

For my card I decided to do some watercoloring with Distress Inks.
I used the Stitched Flowers dies from My Favorite Things and 
I watercolored a few panels with different combos of inks
and then cut out a bunch of flowers to play with.
I randomly paired them up so I'd have lots to choose
from and I picked my 3 most favorite flowers for my card.

For the base of my card I cut a piece of card stock from some PTI 
Hawaiian Shores. I used one of the dies from the 
place my flowers on.
For some added texture I embossed that panel with 
the Fancy Floral Coverplate also from Kat Scrappiness.
Before I added the flowers I misted the panel with some
distress ink splatters in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers.

Come join us for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge this month!
We want to see your watercolor projects.

If you decide to go shopping at Kat Scrappiness for any of these products
don't forget to use my code Lisa10 to save 10% on your purchase!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get some free crafty time today!
Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ’Lisa πŸ’

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guest Designer

Hello again Coffee Loving friends!
I'm excited to be sharing my second and last 
guest designer post this month over on 
A big thank you to Amy for having me!
I have enjoyed sharing my cards on their blog this month.

Today I have a card using one of my favorite coffee themed stamps.
It's called Love To Go from Unity Stamp Company.
I just love the whimsical style of this stamp, it really lends itself
to watercolors and that's exactly what I used.

  • To begin with I die cut a panel of cream colored card stock with the largest die from the  Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies from Kat Scrappiness.  Then I ran it through my Vagabond with a script embossing folder and adhered it to a light teal card base.
  • The next step was to stamp the coffee cup on to some watercolor paper and use Distress Inks to fill in the cup with a fine tip brush.
  • Once the watercoloring was done, I used a smaller die from the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies again to cut it out. Before I matted that panel on to the same color as the card base, I tied some twine around the bottom of it. I then adhered it on an angle to the card base.
  • The last step was to die cut some cream card stock with the Stitched Flag dies from Kat Scrappiness and stamp my sentiment in dark brown ink. I matted that flag with a larger one in the same teal color as the card base. I popped it up on foam tape above the coffee cup and my card was done.

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Make sure to check out the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog
for your daily dose of caffeinated inspiration!
You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram!
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️Lisa ☕️

Monday, February 25, 2019

Easter Bunny Cuteness

 Happy Monday morning!
What better way to cheer up a Monday morning than with some 
adorable Easter bunny cuteness!
This sweet little bunny comes from the Gerda Steiner stamp set

I colored her up with my Copic markers and popped her onto a 
heart embossed panel that I cut out using the Stitched Scalloped Square dies.
The card base is also made from the Stitched Scalloped Square dies.
I love making shaped card bases from scalloped dies!
The sentiment was stamped on to a panel cut from 
and I added some pretty Teal Jewels on either side of it.

If you want to pick up any of these fun supplies at a discount
than head over to Kat Scrappiness and use code
You can save 10% on your total purchase anytime!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
🐰Lisa 🐰

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs February Guest Designer

Hello and welcome back to my blog!
I am honored to be guest designing for The Rabbit Hole Designs 
for the month of February!
They are a brand new stamp company and they have some very
unique stamps that feature a line of over-caffeinated critters such as
a unicorn, a dinosaur, an octopus and the cat featured on my card today.
Make sure you check them out to see all of their fun stamp sets!

Ok, so if you have your morning cup of java or cocoa or whiskey
or (whatever gets you moving in the morning)... we'll get started!

The new stamps here at The Rabbit Hole are so much fun to create with!
For today's card I am featuring the Caffeinated Cat stamp.
I am LOVING that CRAZY hair and those adorable bunny slippers!

Shaker cards are one of my favorite types of card to make.
Here is the "How To" for my coffee loving feline card:

Card Recipe

  • My first step was to stamp the cat in Gina K Amalgam ink and color her with my Zig and Copic markers.
  • Next I cut out the stamped image with my Scan and Cut machine.  I love my machine but you could easily fussy cut this image out with scissors.
  • The next thing I did was to stamp the caffeine molecule and #momlife stamp randomly on to some polka dot patterned paper for the background. The patterned paper was cut using the largest die from the Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  • For the top of the shaker I used the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Collage Frame die and I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of it. I built the frame up with foam tape so my shaker guts would have room to move around.
  • Now for the fun part! I chose a variety of coffee colored sequins from Kat Scrappiness to fill my card with and I made sure to add a splash of teal to match the coffee cup. The sequin mix consisted of Espresso mix, Caramel Latte mix and Teal Jewels. I placed the sequin mix down on the patterned paper in the spots where I knew the windows were in the collage frame and then I adhered the frame over the sequins.
  • All that was left was to add my sentiment and cat to the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiment on to some brown card stock with white ink and embossed with WOW bright white embossing powder.  I cut the sentiment into 3 separate strips and popped them up on foam tape. Oh yeah...... kitty got popped up too!πŸ˜‚

Here are some close up pictures to see the details better:

I also have a video for you so you can see how I created
this Caffeinated Cat shaker card.
Please excuse the extreme closeup view in the video,
I have a new camera and I'm still figuring things out.
You can watch the video here or on YouTube.

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I really enjoyed sharing my card and video with you.

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

Have a great day, I already am!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 Release Rewind

Welcome to the Release Rewind for Paper Sweeties!
I hope you've enjoyed all of the inspiration these past few days 
from the talented design team!
The new stamp set available for purchase today is called
Planner Series: All Occasions  with matching dies.
Today I made a card using the apple image from the new stamp set.
I thought it would be the perfect image for a teacher card.
I used one of the Sweeties Girls Emma on my card and I dressed her
in an outfit from the I'm So Proud of You stamp set.
The World's Greatest Teacher sentiment and pencil are 
also from that same set.
I used the For You tag stamp for the sentiment. 
To make the bow for Emma's hair I used the Happy Fall Y'all stamp set.
As a finishing touch, I took some Licorice seam binding 
and added a bow to the top of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Make sure you visit all of the other New Release Team members blogs to 
see what they have created for the new release projects!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 New Release Party!

Good morning and welcome to the New Release Party for Paper Sweeties!
This month the design team is sharing projects with you 
using the new stamp set called:
Today I made two tags using the heart and gift images 
from the new set.
I used the same technique with these stamps that I used yesterday 
on my card.  I took the stamp and put it on to my stamp block
backwards so that I could stamp the shape of the stamp 
without the detail.  I then turned the stamp over and stamped the 
detail in a darker ink.  I love this technique because you get the perfect
shaped mat for your image.
I used the For You stamp set with matching die for my tags and 
attached the tags to some Doodlebug patterned paper for some extra fun color.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to check back tomorrow for 
the Release Rewind party and to check out more inspiration from the team!
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

Have a great day, I already am!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties February 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Good morning Paper Sweeties fans!
I am excited to share with you day #1 of the February 2019 NEW product release!
This month Paper Sweeties is releasing a new Planner Series
stamp set with a coordinating Sweet Cuts matching die!
It's called:
and the matching dies are called:

There are 15 adorable images that are great for year round use. 
They are perfect for your planner or small images on cards or scrapbook layouts. 
Here is a picture of all the stamps:

I made a sweet card using the flower image from the set. 
I first stamped the back of the image to get a solid image in 
a light color and then I stamped the front of the stamp
in a darker color to stand out. 
I repeated the stamp 6 times in a sort of rainbow fashion. 
I used a sentiment from the For You stamp set. 
Here is a closeup of the flowers to see how I double stamped them. 

I added rhinestones to the center of each one for a little extra sparkle!
I love how versatile this set is, you can use it for so many projects through the year. 

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

Thanks for stopping by and please consider leaving me a comment so I know you were here!
Please leave me your blog link, if you have one, so I can visit you too!
Enjoy your day, I already am!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Watercolored Mandala Card with Video

Good morning crafty friends!
I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today with a 
card I'd like to share with you using one of the newest dies in the store!
It's called the Mandala die and it cuts a beautiful intricate pattern
into your project. Today I've used a water coloring technique called ink smooshing
(yes it's a thing)πŸ˜†
I used 3 different color distress inks:

This technique is easy and fun to do and you can get beautiful
results every time! There are so many color combinations you 
could use depending on your favorite colors.
Here is a video I made to show you the ink smooshing technique.
You can watch it here or on YouTube.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you'll give this technique a try!
It's lots of fun and it looks beautiful with minimal effort.
Don't forget to use my code Lisa10 to save 10% on your 
order anytime at Kat Scrappiness!

Have a great day, I already am!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happy Little Stampers February ATC Challenge

Hello everyone!
I am back again with the February

Every month Happy Little Stampers has an 
ATC challenge and the theme for February is Stencils.  
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 ATC I decided to use the honeycomb stencils from Papertrey Ink and
blend 4 different colors of distress inks in yellows from light to dark.
I couldn't resist adding in a few cute bees from Paper Smooches 
and their pretty LOVE die in red foil card stock! 
Just in time for Valentine's Day!

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!

Have a great day, I already am!
🐝Lisa πŸ 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guest Designer

Hello Crafty Coffee Loving Fans!
I am so excited to announce that I will be a guest designer for the
month of February on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Go ahead and grab your cup of coffee or warm beverage of choice,
I'd love to share my card with you today!

This card involves a technique that I 
am addicted to lately. It's not a new technique by any means but I have
been experimenting with it lately using different color combinations.
I have been using distress inks to do ink blending on my backgrounds.
The 3 colors I used on this card are: 
I just love how only 3 colors look like so 
many more when they blend together!
I recently saw a card that had some floral stamps that were
heat embossed with white powder over the ink blended background.
I fell in love with that look and re-created it on this card.
Here are the steps I took to make this card:

Step 1: To begin with I took some Bristol smooth card stock and I blended Broken China,
Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry with a Ranger Mini Blending Tool.
 Once I liked the look of the blended colors I dried my background
with my heat tool so that I could do some embossing on top of it.

Step 2: Next I took some floral stamps from two older Papertrey Ink stamp sets
(Delightful Dahlia and In Bloom) and I placed them all over the lower
half of my background.  To prep the surface I used my anti-static tool and I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform to position the stamps where I wanted them.
I stamped them with Fresh Snow ink from Papertrey Ink and sprinkled
WOW Opaque Bright White  powder all over them.
I hit the powder with my heat gun and let the magic take place!

Step 3: Once the background was inked, stamped and embossed I took the largest
die from the Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies and cut out a panel.
From that panel I cut out yet another panel from the center using the largest die from
the Spellbinders Labels Four dies. (Save the piece that you die cut!)

Step 4: The next step was to make the shaker portion of the card.
I adhered a piece of acetate to the back side of the panel
with the missing die cut shape and then
I placed foam tape all over the border of that panel
to enclose my shaker bits.

Step 5: Now it's time to use the negative shape we die cut using the
Spellbinders die. We'll adhere that shape to front panel of the base of an
A2 sized card. I used a pink card base.

Step 6: This step is optional but I love the extra special touch it gives to a shaker card.
(I took a few colorful sequins and glued them to the background
with the Crystal Katana tool so they would
remain visible even when the card was "shaking".)
After I glued them down I sprinkled the rest of my mix all over the die cut panel.
You could use whatever mix you want, but here is the sequin mix I made:
Sequins by Kat Scrappiness - Neon Barbie
Sequins by Cartwright - Pale Pink, Light Ocean Blue Green
(Yes I went overboard but what can I say........ I LOVE shaker cards!)
You can now adhere the top panel over your lovely shaker extravaganzapalooza! that even a word??🀷🏼‍♀️

Step 7: Ok now that the background and shaker are complete we can work on
decorating the front of the card. I chose that darling bear from the
Ellen Hutson - All Inside stamp set and I watercolored him with my Zig markers.
I also took the coffee cup from the Paper Sweeties - Coffee Planner Stamps
and Copic colored it to put in his furry little hands. I popped him up
on foam tape and boy did he look cute!

It's sentiment time!
In the All Inside stamp set there was a sentiment that read
"sometimes you just have to make your own"
and I thought why not finish that sentiment off with........ you guessed it
I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder
on to a Stitched Sentiment Strip Die from Kat Scrappiness and inked the
edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink.
For the COFFEE word I used the  Got Coffee Sentiment Die from Kat Scrappiness.
I took a leftover piece from the ink blended background from step 1 and die
cut the word coffee from it to give it a colorful twist!

This card was a labor of love and I certainly loved making it!
I hope I made the directions easy to follow!
I really love how the card came out and I hope you'll
give it a try. So many fun techniques on one card!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Make sure to check out the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog
for your daily dose of caffeinated inspiration!
You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram!
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️Lisa ☕️

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Medallion Coverplate Card

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!
I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today and
I've got a new card to share with you!

Today is a special day on the blog because it is day 1 of of the New Releases
and not only is Kat releasing some fabulous new dies
but there is a GIVEAWAY as well!

The newest die in the collection being released today is called the
This intricate die will quickly become a favorite of yours and I've
done some watercoloring with gold accents using this new die.
Here is the card I made and I will walk you through the process I used to make it.

Step 1:  First I took Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover Distress Ink and I "smooshed" them
down onto my Tim Holtz glass media mat and then sprayed them with water.
 Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper down just slightly larger than the
Medallion Coverplate die and laid it into the ink, moving it around to
spread the ink all over the paper.  I dried it with my heat gun and 
then pressed it down again into the ink to cover the paper.

Step 2: Once I was happy with the background pattern I did some ink splattering 
with the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in gold all over the background with a 
large fan brush. It added a really nice shine to the panel!

Step 3: When the entire panel was dry I took it over to my die cut machine and 
used the Medallion Coverplate die to cut it out. 

Step 4: Because the die is so intricate I used Elmer's spray adhesive to mist 
the back of the panel so I could adhere it to my card front. This technique
works very well on dies with lots of intricate cuts.

Step 5: Now that the panel was done and adhered to the card, the final step
was to stamp the sentiment.  I stamped an older Happy Birthday stamp from 
my stash on to some vellum with Delicata Gold Ink and heat embossed it with 
I cut out the sentiment with the smallest die from the Double Stitched Circles Dies.

Step 6: I added the vellum circle to the middle of the Medallion Coverplate panel 
with some liquid adhesive making sure to only get the glue behind the letters so
it wouldn't show through.

I really love how the watercoloring came out so randomly all over the coverplate and the
gold paint gives it a very elegant look!
I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I took to make this card!

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you'll check out
all of the new releases in the shop over the next few days!
Don't forget about the giveaway on the blog as well!

If you use my code Lisa10 you can save 10% on your order anytime!
Have a great day, I already am!
🌟Lisa 🌟

Monday, February 4, 2019

Get Creative Challenge - #77

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with another project for
Get Creative Challenges!
This is the first challenge in 2019 for the Get Creative blog
and for the new year Angie has created new badges for her challenges.
Here is the fun new badge for the this challenge!
Don't you just love the fun patterns and the great colors!
I'm a big kraft color fan!

The challenge for February for the pink team is Anything Goes 
with an optional twist to use lots of red and goes from 2/4 - 2/28. 
Thank you to the Etsy shop Charlies Stamps for sponsoring the challenge this month! 
They have some adorable digital art, make sure to check them out!
I had the pleasure of working with the adorable Cat with balloons!

I colored my cute kitty with my Copic markers to match my own little
kitty! Her name is Ginger and she's such a love!
I colored the balloons in a rainbow of colors with my Copics as well.
I thought that cute cat would look good in a sea of balloons
so I used a balloon stencil by Echo Park and some white ink for the 
background on kraft paper. In keeping with the theme of using
lots of red, I chose a red card base.  It really makes the card pop!
My Happy Birthday sentiment is from an older Close To My Heart stamp set.

I love how this card came out, it's so colorful and fun!
Check out what the other DT members have created for you this month!

I hope you'll join us and play along, 

Have a great day everyone! 
I already am!

😺Lisa 🎈

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Angies Digital Stamps February Challenge

Hello again crafty friends!
It's time for another fun challenge over at Angies Digital stamps

The design team has created some wonderful projects
for this month's challenge.  
The theme for February is Anything Goes with an optional "Love" twist.
It is challenge #28 and it runs from 2/3/19 - 2/22/19.

Here is my card for this month:

This month I chose to design a card using Angies Heart Cupcake
digital image and color it with my Copic markers.
This cupcake is one of my favorite images.
I just love the little hearts all over it and it is perfect
for the Love theme this month.
I die cut the front panel with the Simon Says Stamp Heart Sprinkle Wreath die
and then I embossed the same panel with an embossing folder from
We R Memory Keepers.
I did some ink blending on the bottom panel to show
through the wreath die.
The stamp set I used is called Sweet Wishes
from My Creative Time and has the "Sweet" coordinating die.

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!

🍰Lisa 🍰