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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SIP95sketch

 Hello!!  And thanks for stopping by to check out my card for this week's challenge.....
As I have mentioned several times, sketch challenges are my fave!!  And this is a great one.....so I kinda went a little crazy.....er.....  lol


I am inspired by the grass turning green finally, and by my mom's tulips and daffodils finally peeking through the ground, that I went floral, and used some fun colors.

I gave my sister some shelves over the weekend, and when rearranging some of the supplies I had on the shelves, I found this set of Hero Arts stamps that I have had for years and years.... The flowers are from that set. The sentiment is from Stampabilities. And the leaves are from SU's Avant-Garden sale-a-bration set.

The colors used are Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Chocolate Chip.

Hope you have enjoyed my creations.
Make it a great week,
and, hug your pets!
Lisa

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OSATflowerpowerbloghop


Hello there!! And thanks for stopping by to check out my contribution to this month's hop.


First of all, I can't believe how late I am in making and posting my project.  I just wasn't happy with my first attempt, so I redid everything about an hour ago.....so here I am typing away when I should be sleeping.  lol
This has sadly been happening a lot lately. My crafty mojo is in a funk, I think.  Does this ever happen to you?? Do you just wait it out?  I hope it goes away soon, as I have two huge orders to fill. One due in a week!!  Yikes!!!

Enough of my troubles....  :)  Let's move on to what I have created for you.....


I purchased some flower seeds a while back, and I have this adorable sentiment that I break out every spring.  I thought it would be perfect to create a little gift bag for the seed packets.  I wanted to be able to see the seed packet through the bag, so I made the packet with my mini treat bag die using some vellum.


The sentiment is from Great Impressions, the flowers are from the SU Petite Petals set, cut with the coordinating punch. The leaves are cut with the Bird Punch.


The card base is Tip Top Taupe, the dsp is a piece from my stash, and I am not sure where it is from. The umbrellas are cut from another piece of dsp.

Next up on the hop is Lori.  I am sure she has something wonderful to share as you hop along.

Make it a great day.
Hug your pets!!!
Lisa  :)

Just click on the button below to continue...


  1. Andrea Tracy-Tucker - http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/04/osat-flower-power-blog-hop.html
  2. Crystal Komara - www.superstampgirl.com/blog/april-2017-one-stamp-at-a-time-blog-hop
  3. Jessie Holton - http://www.jessieholton.com/2017/04/13.html
  4. Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-3Jc
  5. Melissa Davies - http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/04/osat-april-blog-hop-flower-power.html
  6. Tina Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2017/04/osat-april-flower-power-blog-hop.html
  7. Pam Staples - https://wp.me/p3p2VA-1Lq
  8. Renee Ondrajka - http://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/2017/04/osat-april-flower-power-blog-hop.html
  9. Jeanna Bohanon - http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2017/04/osat-blog-hop-flower-power-.html
  10. Lisa Altman - http://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/2017/04/osatflowerpowerbloghop.html
  11. Lori Schaefer Mueller - http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/04/osat-blog-hop-oh-so-succulent-flower-power.html
  12. Maria Willis - http://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2017/04/osat-blog-hop-flower-power.html
  13. Marisa Gunn - http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2017/04/osat-blog-hop-flower-power.html
  14. Justin Krieger - http://wp.me/p5dZez-6ac

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SIP94tictactoe

Even though the view out my window is not exactly "springlike", the tic tac toe for this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is very "springlike".......


I took a stroll down the right side of the board, using a lace trim, some yellow, and a bird.


I kinda feel like I was channeling my inner Andrea with this card. She has been on vacation all week, and I must have missed her......  lol


Hope you enjoy my creation.  It was nice to 'think spring' even though it is sleeting outside and trying to snow.  :(  Gotta love spring in Wisconsin!!

Have a great week!!
Hug your pets.
Lisa

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SIP93flowers



Thank you for stopping by to check out my card for this week's challenge.

I have to admit, I started this post with a totally different card, but just wasn't loving it, so I started over!!  Does that ever happen to you??

So............. Here is my second attempt.....


I dusted off a few "oldies but goodies" to do this one!!  I purchased the retired Lattice die months ago, but must admit this is the first time I have used it!!  :)  And I also pulled out my retired Lotus Blossom set, which is still one I love.

The color is Melon Mambo..... with a touch of Old Olive for the stems.


The lattice is attached with Tombow glue, the stamped image (cut out with my stitched die) is attached with dimensionals.


Hope you can find some time to add a card to our challenge this week.  Who doesn't love flowers?!?!?!

Thanks again for stopping by.
Make it a great day!!

Hug your pets,
Lisa

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SIP91color

Hello!!!
And thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge....


I was struggling a bit with the combo, until I was working on something else and came across this piece of dsp in the Serene Scenery stack. And the light bulb went on!! lol


I stamped the Unity Stamp Co image, from the "Everything Joyful and Beautiful" set.  in Crumb Cake on to the dsp, then stamped it again on to some white cardstock. I colored part of the image on the white, then cut the part I wanted using my stitched square die.  I adhered the colored image on to the dsp with dimensionals then stamped the sentiment, from SU's "Regarding Dahlias".

I finished it off with some twine tied around the card.

The coloring was done with copic markers, the sentiment color is Elegant Eggplant.


Again, thanks for stopping by!!!
Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge!!

Hug your pets.
Lisa

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SIP91HBAndrea

This week is my friend Andrea's birthday.  
She is turning 25 (again).  :)
So, the rest of the design team is set to wish her a great day!!


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I saw a card with a see-thru front on Pinterest some time ago, and have wanted to try this ever since....




I cut a piece of designer paper and tacked it to the front of the card, placed where I was going to want it, and ran it thru my big shot, cutting both the dsp and the card front at the same time. This allowed me to get the line up just right. I adhered my acetate sheet to both the back of the dsp and the front of the card front. Between these layers I put a layer of foam tape around the opening, filled it with sequins and balloon cutouts, and stuck my layers together.

I will definitely try this layout again.  I figured a shaker card was needed, as Andrea is a fan.  :)

Please take some time and participate in our challenge if you can!!
Have a great week!!
Hug your pets.
Lisa

PS..HaPpY bIrThDaY aNdReA!!!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SIP90shaker

Helloooooo....... 
This weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is a shaker card.  I see SO many that are SO cute, but I just don't make a lot of them. So this was just the nudge needed to break out the sequins!!


I have had this shaker-ready balloon which came in a kit of ready-to-make projects.  I have used so many items out of the kit, that there is not much left to create the items the kit was intended for. This seemed the perfect opportunity to make use of it....


The other balloons were all punched with the Balloon Punch. The sentiment is from the "Party Pants" set.
The colors used were Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  The background is from a paper stack from My Mind's Eye.



Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets.
Lisa