Monday, September 30, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs October Release - Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of The Rabbit Hole Designs October release!
There are 7 new stamp sets being released today and a whole bunch of
inspiration to go along with it!
The stamp set that is being showcased today is called
This set has a fun stack of tea cups atop a cute little teapot and 4 
tea-riffic sentiments to go along with it.
Here is a look at the set:



I have 2 cards to share with you today using this set.
The first one is a clean and simple card showcasing the image in the set 
and decorated with teal jewels for some bling.


The second card has a bit more color to it.


I started by stamping the teacup stacks in Versamark ink and then gold embossing them.
For the color I used Distress Inks and did some watercoloring.
The sentiment was heat embossed in gold as well on to a tag cut from vellum
and adhered to a piece of lace.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today, there's so much more inspiration
along the hop from my design teamies!
Here is the hop list for you so you can follow along:

Lisa
Katie

If you're interested in a DISCOUNT CODE and a GIVEAWAY then read on


Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount.  Discount Code TRHD2019 will only be accepted until Friday 10-04-2019 12:01 am PST.
There are no exclusions on this code it is applicable to your whole order.
Please Note: There will not be free shipping available during the time this discount code is in effect. 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
Steeped in Happiness 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 10-03-2019 on all participating blogs.
Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019

Come on back tomorrow for day 2 of The Rabbit Hole Inspiration hop
and we will be showcasing 3 new stamp sets!

As always, you can purchase The Rabbit Hole Designs products at Simon Says Stamp!

Have an awesome day, I already am!
🍡Lisa 🍡



Sunday, September 29, 2019

National Coffee Day




Good morning Coffee Lovers and happy National Coffee Day!
For those of you who don't already know, today is National Coffee Day and why not? 
Every food and drink should have there own day right?


I am so excited to be a part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team
because of fun collaborations like the one I have for you today!

Trinity stamps DT along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers DT
have come together in a collaboration to bring you 
a super cute new coffee themed stamp set!

The name of the set is "Frappy Camper's Perking Spot"
Isn't that adorable? It's got the most adorable camper that can be all decked out as a
coffee shop on wheels! There is even a matching die set available here.
There are so many scenes that can be made with 
this set and the DT from Trinity and CLC have outdone themselves!
Here is a look at that awesome stamp set.



And take a look at the back of the packaging for this set:


Taniesa Vlasak, the owner of Trinity stamps was gracious enough to include everyone's name
on the back of the packaging who took part in brainstorming this new stamp set.
I'm not going to lie, it was pretty exciting to see my name included with all of those
talented card making designers!


And here is the card I made using the new stamps:



I started by stamping out all of the images from the set and coloring them with my Copic
markers.  I used my Scan n Cut to cut everything out. I cut out some green polka dot
patterned paper for the grass and gave it a scalloped border with the 
Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die and I gave it a wavy top border with the 
I really enjoyed putting this card together, I even placed a cup of coffee in 
the little boy and girl's hands. For a finishing touch I added some hand drawn 
birds around the clouds. Can you tell I'm not an artist LOL!


Today on the Trinity blog they will be showcasing this super cute stamp set and you can
see all of the amazing cards made by BOTH design teams!
Hop on over there because I overheard there will be a $20 gift certificate prize up for grabs!

This adorable set is now available in the Trinity stamps online store.
What combination will you make with this coffee inspired set?



Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you check out this stamp set over in
the Trinity shop and pick one up for yourself!
Until next time, Happy National Coffee Day!

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Coffee Date with Amanda!



Welcome back to my blog crafty friends!
Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with a fun new feature 
called "Coffee Date". The design team has been pairing up with a crafty friend 
and collaborating together to make similar cards for one post.

Today I'd like to introduce my coffee date to you!
Her name is Amanda Stevens from Pear Blossom Press and I met Amanda
on The Rabbit Hole Designs DT.  Amanda is a fellow coffee lover and her husband actually 
roasts his own coffee beans which means she is a Coffee Lover Extraordinaire!
Amanda is also a super creative cardmaker who in my opinion
is a master card engineer! Amanda makes the most interactive and fun cards and 
there is usually one or more moving parts on her cards!
In addition to her interactive cards Amanda and her husband have 
invented an easy system for making light up cards! 
Her system is called E-Z Light and you can read more about it
over on her blog Pear Blossom Press!
As you can see Amanda is a busy creative woman and I am honored
that she agreed to join me here today!


Amanda and I talked and we decided that we would both use the stamp set 
We also decided to use the same color combination of kraft and salmon 
with some oranges and yellows (like sunrise colors).
When I made my card I was focusing solely on the sunrise colors and I forgot 
completely about the kraft and salmon. 
My forgetful brain strikes again...
I just love the card Amanda made.
She used the most beautiful colors and her card is amazing and elegant!


You can hop over to her blog 
for more details and to see how she made her card and the supplies she used.



For my card I decided to make a sunrise burst background with a stencil and 
add some balloons for a real PAR-TEA!



I recently purchased the brand new Taylored Expressions blender brushes and I was dying
to ink them up! I used a stencil from My Favorite Things and some Taylored Expressions ink.
I just love how this background came out! I also used the Postage Edge Rectangle die from
Kat Scrappiness to do my sun burst ink blending. Here is a picture with all of the supplies used.
The sentiment is from The Rabbit Hole Designs stamp set Perfectly Blended.



Thank you so much for joining Amanda and I on our coffee date today!
I really enjoyed this collaboration with Amanda and I hope you did too!

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Pink and Fearless


Good morning crafty friends!
Did you get your Fearless Bundle yet?
This a whole package full of pink awesomeness not to mention you'll be supporting 
breast cancer research when you purchase the bundle!
With every purchase made, The Rabbit Hole Designs will be donating $5.00 to the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation! 
This bundle is on sale for $19.99 but the approximate
retail value is over $35.00

In each bundle you will receive:

A 4x6 stamp set including 2 ribbon designs and 8 sentiments
1 pink ribbon enamel pin
1 Pink Pilot G-2 pen
1 package of pink blend confetti style sequins (not pictured above)
1 Rabbit Hole Designs enamel pin (not pictured above)

The bundle is available now but supplies are limited so if you want 
all these goodies to be yours than click this link and head over there now!

I did get my hands on this fabulous package of pink goodness and I have a couple
of cards to share with you today!

For my first card I decided to make a shaker card using the pretty pink sequins in the
bundle.  I stamped one of the beautiful ribbon images in soft pink and put it behind
my shaker window then added some pretty pink sequins from the bundle and some silver 
ones from my stash. Shaker cards are one of my very favorite types of card to make.


I love how elegant that ribbon looks inside the lacy frame!
I finished off the card with a sentiment from the set embossed in silver.

For my second card I decided that our little friend the Caffeinated Bee
would look really cute all colored up in pink!
She is definitely Fearless with her little cup of caffeine!


I also used the Circles and Stars stencil for the background of my card.
I just love how the word Fearless looks stamped in black over the ribbon. 
That little Bee always cracks me up!

As always thanks so much for stopping by the blog and if you want your
very own Fearless Bundle than head over to the shop because it won't be there forever!

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

Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ’— Lisa  πŸ’—

Friday, September 20, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Divinity Designs Collaboration Blog Hop


Hello crafty friends! 
Today on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog we are doing a collaboration blog hop with 
Divinity Designs and I got to use this fun Coffee Heartbeat Die to make my cards!
I was very drawn to this die because it matches the graphic on my Coffee Loving Cardmakers
blog posts. Since I'm a nurse in a NICU, I chose the EKG graphic and I was so excited to find 
a die to match!


I made 2 fun cards using this die:




The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's design team have been busy preparing
some awesome cards to inspire you using some caffeinated goodness from Divinity Designs.  
You can hop along to all of their blogs and while
you're there, you can leave comments for a chance to win a $25 Divinity Designs Gift Code.
Commenting will be open until Friday, September 27th at 11:59 pm PST.
A winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog the following week.
Winners will be picked from across all participating blogs, 
the more you comment, the more chances to win.

Here is the hop list so you can follow along:

Lisa Golzbein - you are here

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy seeing all of the caffeinated
inspiration and don't forget to leave some love along the way for your chance
to win some crafty fun from Divinity Designs!

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Let's Get Caffeinated


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!

Lately I've been experimenting with alcohol inks.
I think I'm a little late to the game but when you're having this much fun,
I say, better late than never!
I've had my alcohol inks and yupo paper for quite a while and I finally
broke them out and had some fun.  I made several backgrounds and turned them into
quite a few cards.  Today's caffeine inspired card features a stamp
set from Technique Tuesday called Perk Up.
Here is my card for today:



I just love the combination of the pink and orange alcohol inks and the gold
ink finishes it off so nicely. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold to match the 
highlights in the background. 


I really love how this card came out and I think I'll be playing with my 
alcohol inks a lot more in the near future.  
It's so nice because you never get the same outcome twice!

Here is one more look at my card in all it's alcohol and caffeinated glory.
Thanks so much for joining me today in my ICU and I'll be seeing you back 
here real soon!


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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 New Release Rewind!


Welcome back to my blog for the New Release Rewind Day for Paper Sweetie's
September release.  Today I have 2 more cards to share with you using the brand new
stamp set Ewe Make Me Happy . The first card features that sweet little lamb and
the adorable "Love" sentiment from the set.  I did some repeat stamping with the Love sentiment
and made it the background of the card.  I love how the little lamb really stands out
against the vellum Scalloped Circle Sweet Cuts die.


For my second card today I used the sweet flower from the same set and I used a sentiment from
a recently released stamp set called Best Day Ever.
I just love how these flowers can be used alone on a card, they really have a lot of 
character when you give them polka dots!




Don't forget to check out the other new stamp set released yesterday in the Paper Sweeties shop called What's Up Chickie?

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

Maria Patrick
Robyn Jordan

Thank you so much for joining us for the September release!

Have a great day!
I already am!
🌸Lisa 🌸

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!