Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all of my friends a very

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you all have a Blessed Holiday.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 67 - Designers' Choice

Hi My Sweet Friends,

Brrrrr, it is freezing out tonight. I'm so thankful to be in a warm home.

I was so glad I was able to join in on this special Peachy Keen challenge. I love Peachy Keen stamps and all the designers. I have been a fan for a while and I enjoy seeing what everyone creates. All the designers are such an inspiration. Here is my card that I made for this challenge.




















I used the adorable gingerbread boy from Lorie and Al Gingerbread Set PK-416. My card is the Kraft cardstock from Paper Trey Ink. For the background, I used the woodgrain stamp from Market Street stamps. I stamped Al on white cardstock, colored him with Copics and Stampin Up markers, cut him out and used dimensionals to pop him up. I also stamped the two pot holders and added some color to them. I used My Creative Times stamp from the Gift Card sentiment stamp set. The pattern cardstock is from my stash, I don't remember which pack it is from, sorry. I don't keep my cardstock in order by their names, but by colors so I don't always remember. I also added gold tulle.

Thank you for visiting, I appreciate it ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spirelli and Joy















Hi Everyone,

This is Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room. Sheila had asked me to trade my spot and I obliged so I am earlier than usual. I took Sheila's advice and decided to keep it simple today because between working and trying to get my Christmas shopping done, not to mention everyday life, I've rarely had time to craft. I saw these cute Spirelli Scallops and thought I would add one to my card. Emma from My Creative Time made them and she got the idea from Beate from Splitcoast Stampers.

I used the Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set along with the Scallop Die from the Scallop and Stitched Circle dies, both from Emma of My Creative Time .

I stamped the Bingo card on white paper, cut it out and distressed it with Ice Spruce Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. I used the cute little tree to stamp in the middle. I stamped the word Joy on top. I added Lime stickles to the word Joy and the tree. I die cut the scallop and used Marachino Cherry twine from the Twinery to do the Spirelli. I added a green button and a red jewel. I also tied a bow with green Tulle.

I think it came out pretty cute.

Thank you for stopping by and Thank you Sheila for having me again this month. I hope everyone has a wonderful Blessed Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm joining in on the Peachy Keen Challenge Sketch.
Here is my card. Oh my goodness, I think it came out so cute. I had an idea when I saw the stamp set that Peachy Keen is giving for the prize, which is PK-281 Valentine Cupids. I have this set so I decided to use the cute mouse.

I stamped the darling mouse and cut him out. I cut off the wings, bow and tail. I colored him with Copics, added some accents with a white gel pen and put some glossy accents on his nose. I added a jute tail, a candy cane from the Very Merry Tags cartridge, which I cut out in red and white, layered the white one on top of the red one and added red marker just around the edges and red stickle stripes. The adorable hat is from the Winter Wonderland cartridge, I cut it out in red and added some Snow Writer from Peachy Keen and some Frosted Lace stickles.

The base of the card is Kraft cardstock from Paper Trey Ink and the patterned papers are from the Christmas Combo Printed Matstack from DCWV and the sentiment paper is from The Homemade Christmas stack from DCWV. I hope you like my card as much as I do ;)

Don't forget to check out all the beautiful creations from the Peachy Keen Designers.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, thank you for all the sweet comments.











Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving To You and Yours

Hello Everyone,

I would like to wish everyone a Wonderful Blessed Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Gift Card Holders

Hi To All My Crafty Bloggers,


This is Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room bringing you my design for this month. Thank you Sheila for giving me the honor. WOW, I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week already. I am definitely not ready for Christmas.

But, I did decide to create these gorgeous gift card holders. I don't know why the red looks orange :( must be either my lighting or my camera, sorry. Well, this adorable gift card holder is from Emma from My Creative Time.























This is what they look like all cut. Aren't these cardstocks so pretty? They are from DCWV, the Homemade Christmas Stack. I wish they were double sided. I didn't like the inside being white, so I die cut other patterned cardstocks and adhered them together. They are thicker, which is nice because they are extra sturdy. I also used the Stitched Oval Die, the Scallop and Stitched Circle Die, the Gift Card Sentiments stamp set, and the All Around Christmas stamp set, all from My Creative Time.

On the First one, I tied a bow with white Tulle, the second one, has a red bow tied, the third one has red and white twine with a bell, the fourth one has red, white and green curly ribbon tied and the fifth one has a gold twine type and I added letter beads to say HO HO HO.




These are the stitched circle and scallop dies cut.

I hope you liked my project today. I would like to wish you all a Wonderful, Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Throwback Thursday

Hi my Blogger Friends,

Gee, it's been a while since I posted, I've been so busy. I'm so happy I have Friday off because of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all our troops for protecting our country.

Well, it's Throwback Thursday with Emma at My Creative Time. She is asking for us to make a child friendly project. I decided to use A Child's Year, I love this cartridge but I don't use it much, I think that will be changing. I used my Gypsy to weld the shape from the Elegant Edges cartridge to make it a card. The base is Kraft cardstock and the layer is Hawaiian Shores, both from Paper Trey Ink. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tea Dye. The buttons are also from Paper Trey Ink and the twine is from the Twinery. The sentiment is from Emma's stamp set, Follow Your Dreams. I also did some doodling.




















I think it came out cute. I've been visiting alot of blogs and have been trying to comment as much as I can. I am seeing some amazing talent. Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Creative Time's Design Team Call

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited because Emma from My Creative Time is having a Design Team call. I am on Sheila's Team (She's a Sassy Lady) and I love our group of talented ladies and gentlemen. I would also love to design for Emma. She is one of my favorite blogging designer friends. I think if I were chosen, I would feel the same way she felt being chosen to design for Peachy Keen ;)

Here is my entry.


I used the graveyard card on the Wrap It Up Cartridge. I cut it at 5". I used the ghost from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge, also cut at 5". I used the Build a Banner die and stamp set, also the All Around Halloween stamp set, both from My Creative Time. I colored the bottom grass with 3 shades of Copic green markers, used a Peachy face from Everyday Character - PK-490 for the ghost, did some doodling and added a twine bow.


This is the inside of the card.
















A slight side view.

Thanks for stopping by. Good Luck to all the entries.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Diamond Shaped Cards

















Hello My Crafty Friends,

I hope everyone is well. What gorgeous weather we are having still, it doesn't feel like October. Lisa here from Lisa's Craft Room. I am happy to be here again this month. Thank you Sheila for having me.

I decided to do these cute diamond shaped cards. You start off with a 12 x 12 patterned piece of cardstock. You could also use a solid color. You score at 2", 6" and 10", but, make sure the cardstock is facing up and down. Then you cut 4" x 12", by turning the cardstock sideways, you end up with 3 cards. I just used one so I could make three different patterns. Sorry this is going to be picture heavy. I wanted to really show how they are made. They are really cute.













Then fold it in half.













Next, fold each side up along the score line.













I turned it around because then you are going to do the same thing the opposite way.



























When it is unfolded you should have an X on each side. It's better viewed on the wrong side.













You grab the two sides and fold it into the X.













Do the same on the other side. When you push the diamond down, you end up with this.














Then you use your bone folder to crease everything. This is what it looks like opened up.













I used My Creative Times scallop and stitched circle dies and All Around Halloween stamps.













I used markers to add color to the images and did a little doodling with a white gel pen.
These two cards open up sideways.

Because I forgot to turn the cardstock when I was cutting, I open it up the opposite way.
If you have a hard time understanding this tutorial, you can see a video by Dawn at http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/

















Thank you so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits. Thank you Sheila for having me again ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge - 10/13/11

Hi Everyone,

It's Throwback Thursday again and this time it's using a card feature from an older cartridge making it a Halloween Theme.


















My card is from A Childs Year cartridge and the spider is from Stretch Your Imagination. The cardstock for the card is from DCWV, the Midnight Spell paperstack and the purple cardstock is from Graphic 45, Halloween in Wonderland. The gray cardstock is from AC Moore. The trick or treat with candy corn is a piece of ribbon. I used the Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies with the cute little spider stamp, all from My Creative Time. I added google eyes to the spider.

Check out Emma's blog for her Awesome card along with her Design Team's great creations. Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It's Throwback Thursday again. We were asked to use a "FONT" cartridge for this challenge. I chose Don Juan. I picked this cute house image. I welded two houses together on my gypsy and cut the base of the card out on Kraft cardstock. I copied the house image and cut that out on this pretty cardstock. I just love brown and blue together.

I used the stitched oval die from My Creative Time and stamped the sentiment from Home Sewn, also from My Creative time. I stamped it on Kraft cardstock and inked around the edges with brown ink. I also stamped the heart with the key hole in it, cut it out, then popped both up with dimensionals. I used the grass stamps to stamp on the bottom. I then wrapped the card with brown and white twine.


Check out Emma's adorable card and all her Design Team's creations. They all did a Fantastic job. Thanks for visiting, please come again ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Magic of Disney

Hi Everyone,

Well, I made another accordian card. I think this will be my last one for a little while :) A friend of mine is at Disney right now so I figured I would make her this card for when she comes back. I am especially proud of this one because (and I know it's no big deal to those of you who are masters at this ;) but I created the Mickey head from three circles from George and Basic Shapes, just welded them together. The base is two squares welded together to make the card.

Disney is celebrating their 40th year this year, (I've never been). So I added chipboard numbers that I had, little swirly stickers and beads that spell out The Magic of Disney with a heart on each side.  On the bottom I adhered silver gems.



On the inside I cut out a patterned Disney paper from the Web, then cut it into a square to fit the base, then cut a black square and a white square.















On the back of the card I used the Mickey head that cut

out, only I cut it out in white.


















Thanks so much for stopping by. See you again soon.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Another Accordian Card - Pumpkin

Hi Everyone,

WOW I can see myself making all kinds of shapes with this type of card. Thank you Sheila and Bobby ;) I made this pumpkin card front for my friend who loves Fall. It's her favorite Season and her favorite color is Orange. I just wanted to make the front of the card for her to display on her desk. (The shape is from the Smiley Card cartridge). I think it came out so cute. This time I used a patterened paper, so it was a little thinner than the cardstock and easier to fold. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper stamps and I punched it out with a Stampin Up punch and inked the edges. I put an action wobble on the back. I also used a pumpkin stamp from Stampin Up, colored it in and cut it out and mounted it on dimensionals. Then added raffia, a button and orange twine from The Twinery.



















This cute little stamp was a free bonus to the first 200 people when you ordered from Emma at My Creative Time during her 10th release. Isn't it so cute. Her stamps are awesome.

Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gypsy Made Simple - Baby Onsie Accordian Card

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far. I've had a very productive Saturday, doing laundry and some housework and I even sat down to check out Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady to see what she was doing today. Oh my goodness, I had seen the amazing Cricut Couple, Bobby, when he made an accordian card. It amazed me. It was the most beautiful card. I read through his tutorial and said, oh my, that looks like a lot of work but so worth the outcome. I always wanted to make one but just kept putting it off.

When I saw that Sheila was making one a simpler way, I said hmmmm, I am going to give this a try. Well, like Sheila says in her video, the only hard part is making the accordian, well, it's not really hard, but the folding is a little rough on the fingers. Sheila, don't feel bad, I felt the same way, I used a thicker cardstock also, rather than paper and boy my fingers were tired and just a little sore.

So, are you ready to see my card? VIOLA   I am so darn proud of this card, I love it. My niece just had her second son, so this came at the perfect time.

Here is the front of the card




















This is the inside, which I will write a message in for her and her husband.

I am so glad I gave this a try. Thank you Bobby for showing us your Fantastic card, you and your wife are very talented. Thank you so much Sheila for making it just a little easier for us to make one. :)
Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 61 with a Twist

Hi Everyone,

It's time for another Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge. I am always challenged by Sketches. I know it's basically just copying the sketch and making it your own, but it challenges me :) which is a good thing. Here is the sketch.

The twist is to use twine or embroidery floss to your project.
 
Here is my card.
 











The Peachy stamp and face is from Fall Fun Pumpkins PK-614. I colored in the sunflower with copics and used a white marker to highlight. I did some doodling around the base of the card with a black marker. I added buttons to each end of purple and white twine, which is from the Twinery. The sentiment is from a stamp set called Happiest Moments from My Pink Stamper. I punched it out with a punch from Stampin Up.
 
Don't forget to stop by Peachy Keen's blog to see the amazing talented designers. WOW, what imaginations.
 
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Receipt Holder


















Hi everyone, This is Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room. I hope you all had a wonderful week. I am so thankful for the weekend, although I do have to work 5 hours on Saturday, but that's ok, at least I'll have the rest of the weekend to enjoy and get some things done. It's my turn to design for She's A Sassy Lady. Thank you for having me.

I bought this receipt holder from Blue Moon Scrapbooking quite a while back and I thought it was time to put it to use.

I cut tags from Winter Wonderland. I used Kraft color cardstock as the base and pattern papers as each individual tag.
























I used the Tea Dye Distress Ink on 3 of the tags and the bases and the Black Soot on 1 of the tags and base.

The paper for this tag is from the Graphics 45 stack called Halloween in Wonderland. I made the flower and added a bead to the center, the cute little ghost is from Peachy Keen Stamps, I stamped him and cut him out, then highlighted him with the C1 Copic Gray marker and used the R20 Blush Copic marker, then used pop dots to adhere him. I tied a bow from black sheer ribbon and adhered it with mini glue dots.


The paper on these 3 tags is from Cloud 9 Design. I added letter beads and fibers. The rake and leaves are die cuts that I had and the cute scarecrow girl and the leaves on the handle of the rake are stickers from my stash.

















On this tag I tied a ribbon around it and added the wreath, trees and ornament from Jolee's which I've had for a long time.
















On the top of this tag, I added Snow Effects from Snow Writer, I glued tiny beads to one of the snowflakes, the snowman, snowflake and acorn are from a chipboard kit that I had purchased a while ago.



I adhered a ribbon across the center to divide the look and used patterned papers in the backs of each tag. I didn't adhere them down to the receipt holder so that I could change it out. I hope you enjoyed my creation today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and as always Sheila, thank you for having me again.

:) Lisa

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sheila I DID IT :) My Oval Box



































Hi Everyone,

WHEW, WOW!!!  Sheila from She's A Sassy Lady did a tutorial on how to make an oval opened box that someone else had made. I think these boxes are absolutely adorable. I was having the toughest time. I was saying to myself "out loud", what am I doing wrong, I'm following along step by step. Well, after wasting a couple of pieces of paper, I noticed that my box wasn't completely welded. I couldn't figure out why, everything was highlighted and when I viewed it, some parts were red and some parts were gray, but two of the squares weren't really welded right.

So, after trying and trying and trying, I was very proud of myself because I didn't want to give up, I really wanted to make this one. Of course I missed the deadline to post it but look Sheila, I did it. I noticed after I cut it out, it's not perfect. The tabs could have been a little down more but, I am so happy that I accomplished this. I think I'll play around with it to get it just right. I just tied a bow around it so that I could post it to show you. If I get it right, I might just make these to put little gifts in. :)

It amazes me, and it started out a while ago with Magoo who I deeply miss seeing her creations, COME BACK CRYSTAL :) how you ladies and gentlemen come up with these creations. I know it's imagination and just plain creativity. LOL Anyway, now that I've figured this out, maybe I will try something on my own. UM...we'll see. :)
Thanks for stopping by and Thanks Sheila for your great tutorials.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Whooooooooooo Loves You?














Hi Everyone,

I can't believe it's Monday already. The weekends go by way too fast. I am joining Sheila at She's A Sassy Lady. She did a tutorial on how to make a wide card on the gypsy using a template, so I thought I would give it a try. I don't have the Hoot N' Holler cartridge, so I used the owl from the Just Because cartridge.

My cardstock is from the Ooh La La stack from My Mind's Eye. I used a punch from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's stamp sets. I put googly eyes and stitching on the owl.

Thanks for coming by. Please stop by on Friday to see what I came up with for my monthly design with She's A Sassy Lady. :)