Tuesday, April 18, 2017


 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!

Thursday, April 13, 2017


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


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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


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,

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


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.

PS..HaPpY bIrThDaY aNdReA!!!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


I am hopping along with the OSAT blog hoppers this month.

The theme is "Birthday Bash", inspired, I imagine, by the fact that our fearless leader, Andrea Tracy-Tucker, has a birthday this month.  She will be turning 29, again, I believe!!  :)

I took this opportunity to play some more with my "taco truck".  I love this Tasty Truck set, and love tacos even more, so I have changed the name of the set in my head.....  lol

So, my original idea was for a little cupcake holder. The local grocery store has pretty good cupcakes, so I talked myself in to buying some.  I happened to get some with purple in the frosting, so this is why my project became purple....

So, I began with the cupcake box. I used Wisteria Wonder, and some retired dsp to create it. The band I started with to form the box is 2" high, each side is 3" wide. I used the retired Two Tags die (which I just received from the wonderful Tina Riddle!!) to make the taller sides because I wanted a little curve and detail to the sides. I punched the tags with a small star punch to add some detail....my original idea was to add some balloon cutouts, but they just didn't look right...

On the front, I attached the Tasty Truck, and on the back....

the rest of the sentiment and a little ribbon detailing.

My card base is Wisteria Wonder. And I again made a little truck for the front.  For the background I repeatedly stamped the truck in Wisteria Wonder ink.

I also made a little treat bag. I must admit that I am unsure if the bag is Stampin Up, or if it is one I purchase from a local craft store (I have both).  :)

Again, I stamped the little truck and colored it with copics. It is all ready to be filled with goodies!!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my goodies!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Hug your pets.

Next up is Sue. If you click on the 'next' button below, it should take you right on to check out her b-day creations.

Sue Plote

Here is a list of the hoppers.....if you would like to check out where you might be in the loop.....

  1. Lori Mueller -- http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blo...
  2. Melissa Davies - http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/...
  3. Marisa Gunn - http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzin...
  4. Jennifer Hill - https://onecraftysister.com/2017/03/osat-blog-hop-birthday-bash/
  5. Tina Rackley Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2017/0...
  6. Crystal Komara - http://www.superstampgirl.com/blog/...
  7. Kelly Acheson - http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-b...
  8. Lisa Altman - http://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/...
  9. Sue Plote - http://thispinkrooster.blogspot.com/...
  10. Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-3ET
  11. Jeanna Bohanon - http://bit.ly/2mXmsdF
  12. Maria Willis - http://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2017/0...
  13. Renee Ondrajka - http://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/...
  14. Pam Staples - https://wp.me/p3p2VA-1Kn
  15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker - http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/...
  16. Megan Thompson - http://meganttstamps.blogspot.com/2...
  17. Justin Krieger - http://wp.me/p5dZez-64q

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


This week's card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge was inspired by the sketch for this week,

 but also by the Unity Stamp Co paper piecing challenge.....

I don't do much paper piecing.  This is, I believe, about my third attempt..... 

I may have gone a bit crazy with the paper piecing, but we all know how I love to fussy cut!!  It takes a special girl to coordinate her dress, shoes, hat, AND balloons!!!  lol

I used the Unity Stamp Co set called "Evelyn Girl" for the image and sentiment.  The pink spotted paper I used for the background, and her shoes, outfit, hat and a few of her balloons is from a 'Products by Nancy Mat Stack". The glitter washi is from Stampin Up, and I colored with copics.

My card is finished off with some sequins from.....wait for it.....the Dollar Tree!!  lol

Hope you enjoyed my card. Please take some time to enter this week's challenge. I love a good sketch!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I had an idea right away when I saw this challenge. I just didn't realize how long it would take me to accomplish this!!  Yikes.  It didn't help that I put waaaaay to many flowers together, lol. I probably have enough for another wreath.  :)

I used the Botanical Blossoms dies from Sampin Up to make the flowers.  The leaves are from the Bird Punch (both the leaf vine and the wing piece were used).

The original idea came about because I had a cute little wooden wreath ring which I received as part of a birthday gift over a year ago from a crafty friend.  As happens in my life quite often.....when it came time to make the wreath.....I couldn't find the ring!!!  Sigh....

So, I improvised.....

I cut a paper ring using the thick backing from a pack of dsp.  And here you can also see the bajillion flowers I made....  lol

And, I had some much needed supervision......

They are such good helpers!!  :)

Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


This week the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is all about kindness.....
How kind of you to stop by!!  :)

I knew I had a stamp about kindness, it just took me a bit of digging to find it.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set, 'Friend to Friend'. The images are from Stamps by Judith......and are also some that I have had years and years, and still love!!

The paper color is Old Olive, I stamped the jar with Lost Lagoon, and the flowers I stamped with Crushed Curry. 

Hope you have enjoyed my card....and can find some time to share some kindness (and a project) with us!!  :)

Just click on the challenge image above, and you will be magically taken right to the challenge page.  :)

I hope you have a week filled with kindness!
Hug your pets!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


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

I am a little in love with what I refer to as "the taco truck".....lol....

And this was the perfect chance to play with it some more. 

I used Daffodil Delight for the card base, and used that ink color, along with Peakaboo Peach, and Bermuda Bay to stamp the little ice cream cones on the background dots.

I colored in the truck with pencil crayons, and finished it off with some Bermuda Bay ribbon. The stitched dies are from Gina Steimel, and the truck layer is attached with dimensionals.

Thanks again for stopping by to check out my card.....now I want ice cream!!  :)

Make it a great day!
Hug your pets.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Welcome to this week's SIP challenge.......
This week, LOVE is in the air.......

And, I just have to say..... I am a little in love with this card....  :)

I don't do a lot of shaker cards, but I do love the looks of them, and how fun they are.....so I am not sure why I don't do more......  hmmmmm......

The card base is Watermelon Wonder, the dsp is in the Carried Away pack.  The balloons are from the 'Lift Me Up' stamp set.

I didn't have any sequins that would coordinate with the dsp, so that is when I had the idea to punch a few tiny hearts in coordinating colors for in my shaker.  

Hope you all enjoy my card.

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


Tuesday, January 31, 2017


This week's challenge is................ a tic tac toe!!

I admit I was kinda all over the board when trying to figure out my card,  lol

I ended up going across the bottom, But also realized I went down the middle, too.  :)  Daffodil Delight is my main color, the blue embossed layer is one I had in my stash, already embossed, so I am just gonna call it light blue.  :)

The sentiment is from the new balloon SU stamp set. All my "happy birthday" sentiments I could find were too small, til I noticed this one.

Sorry my post isn't very detailed.  I am fighting the flu, have been for about 4 days now.
If you have any questions about items used, or anything, just post a comment, and I promise to reply.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets.  :)


Tuesday, January 24, 2017


And thanks for stopping by!!
You may notice there is a new look to my blog this week.  Had a fried who is so much more schooled in all things computer related stop out to help me make some changes......ok. I admit, I visited with her mom while she made the changes.  lol

This week's challenge is a sketch, and it is a nice one!!

And this is where I went with it.....

The patterned paper is from the Love Blossoms dsp stack, the flower and sentiments from the set Better Together.  The colors are Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.

The wreath is from the Swirly Scribbles dies. The leaves are punched with the Bird Builder punch.
the layers are cut with Gina Steimel stitched dies....

We have had a winter warm spell the last week or so.  Nikki has been taking advantage of it to work on her tan......  :)

Again, thank you for stopping by.
Make it a great day, and.....
hug your pets!!!  :)