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. :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless America

Thinking of all those who lost loved ones 10 years ago today. May God Bless you and keep your loved ones at peace.

Thank you to all the men and women who are fighting for our country. Please know how truly grateful we are to you. We would like to say that you are loved and thank you for all you do. Let us remember how truly blessed we are.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Throwback Thursday - Cricutless Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I made this card for Thursday's Throwback with Emma at My Creative Time.

The details for this challenge are:

*** This is a "CRICUTLESS" Challenge! Meaning, you are not allowed to use your cricuts, imagines, e2's or your gypsy girls! Basically, we are taking it back "Old School"! You are totally allowed to use punches &/or your cuttlebug!

Create a CARD using the colors PURPLE, ORANGE, GREEN & BLACK!

The base of my card is orange, I cut a piece of Halloween ribbon, which has all the colors but purple, so I used the scallop and circle dies and cut them out with two shades of purple. I used the All Around Halloween Stamps and stamped the cupcake with the sentiment, It's all about the treats. I doodled white dots around the scallop. I stamped three additional cupcakes and colored them all in the challenge colors. I colored in the candy corn the traditional colors.

I think it came out really cute. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Witches Welcome

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is doing ok after Irene. Thank God we only got wind and rain. We did have some trees damaged in some parts of the city. We were very lucky to have not lost electricity. We inadvertently take things for granted. My thoughts and prayers to those who were not as fortunate.

Well, I am posting these cute Halloween cards that I made for a swap that I am in. If you are a Peachy Keen fan like me, then you know that they started a new blog called the Peachy Keen Connection. It is awesome. One of the oh so talented Peachy Designers, Lorie Souther is hosting a Halloween card swap. For each spot, you make 6 cards, Lorie keeps 1 and passes out the other 5 and you get 5 back.

So I decided to join in on the fun. Of course you have to use Peachy Keen stamps but you can use other things also. I used the cute little Duck from Duck Dolls, PK-266 and the sweet ghost from Halloween Minis PK-631. I also used the scallop and stitched dies and the All Around Halloween stamp set from Emma from My Creative Times. If you don't already know, Emma's stamps are made by Peachy Keen.

I used the Drippy Goo punch on my layer, the fence, witches hat and cauldron are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I cut out the candy corn from some designer paper and adhered them onto the cauldron. I added wire for a handle. The spiders on the hat are from Jolee's. I used the C1 gray Copic marker to shade around the ghost and colored the ducks beak and feet with a sparkly orange marker. Of course I had to add rosy cheeks to them also. On the fence, I sponged gray ink then I stitched around the base. I added a layer of confetti white cardstock inside.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend.