Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tough

I love winter.  Well, until I have to drive in it.  :)
I love to watch the snowfall from indoors, love how pretty the yard looks after a new batch of snow falls.  But, don't care for shoveling it or having to drive in it.  Especially when winter goes on and on....   But, right now it is just beginning.  We have only had snow on the ground for a few weeks, so it is still pretty....... for now.....

I love snowflakes and snowmen on cards, though, and never get sick of either of those!!!
So this challenge is perfect!!!



I have a cousin who is battling cancer.  I try to send her a card every week or two.  When I saw this Unity set, I thought of her right away.  And when I saw this challenge, my thought went right to pairing my new stamp with some snowflakes.


The ard base is Pool Party cardstock. The image and sentiment are cut out with my stitched rectangles from Gina Steimel. The embossing folder is the retired Northern Flurry.  The coloring is done with copics.

Now to send this off to Michele..... which means going outside into the snow......
Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SIP77sketch

Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!  


So, my first idea for this sketch was not at all Christmas themed....but then I checked the mail, and got my first Christmas card. As I have NONE done for my own use yet, I thought I better direct my card making time to working on Christmas ideas.



This sketch is pretty cute, and worked out well for my idea, I think,  The Pool Party sky circle I sponged on the card shows up much better in person.  The image and sentiment are from the retired   "White Christmas" and are stamped in black.  I ran a piece of washi down the side and attached it to some Pool Party cardstock. The star is colored in Crushed Curry, the scarf on my snowman is colored with Raspberry Ripple.  I popped up the snowman with a dimensional.

Hope you are further along on your Christmas prep than I am!!!
I don't have my cookies baked for the exchange I do with my friend Cathy, I need to do a bit more shopping.  I never seem to magically wake up to a clean house in the morning.  And, I need to make some cards!!  lol

Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets!!
Lisa 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SIP76embossing

Hello, and thanks for stopping in to check out this week's card.

It is all about embossing this week.  Use a favorite embossing folder or heat emboss. Your choice.

I did some heat embossing on my card last week, so I went for a couple of my fave embossing folders for this week.  I couldn't decide which one to use for the background,,,,, so I used both!!


The birch trees have been a favorite since I got it, and I love the falling snow.  I ran a Pool Party ink pad down each folder before embossing on white paper, just to add a touch of color to the sky.


I cut the snowy panel to fit the card front, and cut the birch tree panel and the sentiment panel with my stitched dies from Gina Steimel.  The deer dies are from her as well, and are cut out of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The deer and sentiment panel are popped up with dimensionals, The clear sequins that finish off the card are from Pretty Pink Posh,which I purchased through the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store.

Are you all ready for Christmas??  I am nowhere near ready!!  I haven't even decided for sure what my Christmas card is going to be this year!!  This card I am using for an Aunt who has a December birthday.  She is and avid deer hunter, and loves all the cards I make that have deer on them.  This is right up her alley.

Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SIP75colors





Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!!

I must admit I struggled with this one.  I have been staring at these cards for three days, trying to decide what to do!!  lol   But, I like how they turned out in the end.....


The base of both is Pool Party. Then I stamped the Hardwood and my wagon wheel (which is from Serendipity Stamps) in Pool Party. I cleaned up my stamps and then stamped each with Versamark and heat embossed using my copper powder from Stampin Up.


The sentiment on this one is from the retired "Remembering Christmas".  I finished card off with some copper brads and copper thread.


The sentiment on this card is from the retired "More Merry Messages".  I added copper thread to this one as well.

All the layers were cut out with my stitched dies from Gina Steimel.

Hope you enjoy my creations.  Thanks again for stopping by!!
Please take some time to enter this challenge.  I would love to see how you use these colors together!!

Hug your pets!
Lisa

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SIPChistmasCAS


Thank for stopping by!!!  I love, love Christmas!!! And I enjoy making Clean and Simple cards, so this one was fun for me!!  I went a little non-traditional with my colors/card.....



This little reindeer cutie and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Cmpany. The set is a 'Reindeer Grab Bag' I bought many moons ago.  These reindeer remain favorites of mine.  :)  They are all adorable!!

The card base is simple white, as is the top layer.  I stamped the image and sentiment in Early Espresso and the deer is colored in with copic Brick Beige. I colored parts of him several times to darken them.  The star and middle layer are Crushed Curry.  The layers are cut with my Gina Steimel stitched dies.

Thanks again for checking in!!
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SIP73grateful


Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!!
Don't you just LOVE the challenge badge Justin made for this one??
It is just so pretty!!!

Having just used the word 'grateful' as a cutout on a card two challenges ago, I was kind of stuck.  But, I am working on items for an upcoming craft fair, and thought these might be cute for someone to attach to a little gift.....



The snowman is a little cutie from the retired "Snow Much Fun" and the sentiment is from 'Something to Say".



Hope you like em.  They were fun to make.

Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SIP72sketch

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!
Once again, my favorite thing....a sketch!!  :)


I have seen so many cute things done with the scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set, I just HAD to have it!!  And this seemed like the perfect opportunity to ink it up.


I have never been much in to Halloween, but this scarecrow guy just had to be mine!!  :)  Isn't he adorbs??

As you can see, I tipped the ketch on it's side.....  The card base is plain old white, which I stamped the corn stalks on to with Early Espresso. The corn is from Our Craft Lounge and is called Bountiful Harvest.  The sentiment is from Northwood's Rubber Stamps, and of course, there is my new little buddy from Stampin Up,  Everything is colored with copics, and the sentiment and scarecrow are popped up with dimensionals. I put a couple of loops of twine behind my new friend.

Thanks again for stopping by!!
I am headed back to the basement to make more wreaths.


Along with my helpers.......

Scout

and Nikki


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