Saturday, December 22, 2012

My First Mesh Ribbon Wreath

Hi Everyone,
I thought I would post the first mesh ribbon wreath that I made. I found these cute glittery ornaments at Walmart. The Merry Christmas one is green and the Snowman is silver. I added a snowflake brad to the snowman's hat.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mesh Ribbon Wreath

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for my turn again this month. Hope everyone is doing well. Thank you Sheila for having me again :)

I've been seeing alot of these gorgeous geomesh wreaths and decided to make one. The first one I made was bigger, then I decided to make another one for a friend but decided to make it smaller.

I first covered it with satin ribbon, then started using the mesh to cover the wreath using floral pins. I made a bow and tied it on. I think it came out pretty. There are so many different wreaths out there. The geomesh is amazing. It takes a little practice but they are pretty easy to make.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are all ready for the holidays. Boy did they come fast. See you soon. :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

Good Morning Everyone,

How hard it is to go on with our lives, to go to work, school, shopping or whatever the day has planned for us without thinking about the families of Connecticut. Whatever it is your day involves, please have thoughts and prayers for them all. I ask that God watch over them and bless them.


Good Morning Crafters,

Just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciated each and every one of your comments. They really made me feel special :)

The Winner of my giveaway is MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom. YAY, Congratulations.

Please email me at with your address so that I can get this out to you right away. Thank you so much for your kind comment.

Have a great day.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Napkin Fold Card

Come join us for our
Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop!!! Today's hop is a collection of Holiday (Christmas or New Year) crafts designed by the Bug Bytes Design Team Members. We all take turns designing at The Bug Bytes one day each month, I am on the second Friday of every month. Lisa from Lisa's Craftroom here and this is my very first Blog Hop :)

You should have arrived from the talented Beth's blog. If you found me first, please start at the beginning with our Dear Pam who is the hostess.

Here is my project. I saw this card made by Dawn and I must say, it was pretty easy to make and the results are amazing. She made a 12" x 12" card and I followed along with her and made it, the only thing is, I wanted to make one a little smaller so I decided to make another one at an 8" x 8" size. It worked :) The only thing is, I struggled with trying to figure out the measurements for the triangles to cut out of designer paper and adhere them. I don't know why I have such a hard time with measurements, do they offer classes to learn? LOL :( Well, that will be something to practice more.

Well, let me explain how I made my card. Sorry for being so picture heavy, I just wanted to show each step. I started out with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Kraft color cardstock. I cut it 8" x 8". Then scored it on one side at 2" and 6", turned it and scored again at 2" and 6", then folded all the score lines.

Find the middle, which for this card was 4", I put a little dot, then folded up each corner up to the center.

Then you take each triangle and fold them back. See the design so far?

Now comes the tricky part, you might want to watch Dawn's video on this part because it's kind of hard to explain in writing. You take the middle triangle and as you are folding it in, the left and right side become a square, hopefully you can see what I mean by the picture, do that on both sides.

I cut Designer paper, I believe the squares were 1 3/4" then cut in half to get 2 triangles, you need 16.

The middle, I cut a piece of Designer paper at 3 3/4" then a piece of cream color at 31/4" as a mat.

This is the band I made out of the same Designer paper to go around the card to hold it in place. I used Emma's circle and scallop stitched dies along with the All Around Christmas stamps for the cute tree. I colored it in with sparkly markers and adhered the circle to the scallop using glue, then used a pop dot to adhere it to the band.

Finally, the inside was stamped using Emma's Just For You stamp set.

All the gals are very talented, so be sure to enjoy each project along the hop! Don't forget to link up your project on Pam's blog.

I will be giving away two punches from Creative Memories, two circle punches in one and two square punches in one, so don't forget to leave a comment. :)
Here is the complete list of blogs in case you found me first:

Thank you so much for taking the time to hop with us. I hope that we all inspired you to make holiday projects to share with family and friends. Thank you Pam for hosting and thanks to all the Design Team members who made this hop possible :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Designer Paper Bag

Hi Everyone, Lisa from Lisa's Craftoom here taking my turn this month. Thank you Pam for having me again. WOW, can you believe that Christmas is in 11 days. I'm still shopping, YIKES.

Well, I saw this cute bag on Angie's blog. I loved it because it is easy to make and you can embellish it any way you want to.

It starts off with a piece of Designer/Patterned paper 6" x 12". I scored it at 4", 5 1/2", 91/2" and 11", then I turned it and scored it at 4 1/2".

I folded all the scored lines, nice with a bonefolder.

I cut the smallest tab off.
I used score tape to adhere the sides together, that way it's stronger and it will hold whatever you put in it better.

I also used Score Tape for the bottom.

Now in Angie's video, she used an oval punch to make handles, unfortunately I don't have an oval punch, yet :), so I just used a circle punch.
Then I used red tulle to tie around the handle. I punched out a circle and handcut a banner and used Emma's All Around Christmas stamps.
You could put anything in this cute bag, candy, cards, a small gift. I think it came out cute.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Santa Roll Basket

Hi Everyone,

Brrrrrr, it's starting to get cold. Lisa here from Lisa's Craft Room posting my project for the month. Thanks Sheila for having me. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I know I have so much to be Thankful for, which I am everyday :)

I decided to make a cute Santa out of a toilet paper roll. I've seen these darling baskets on Angie's blog. I love them and they make cute little gifts or decorations. She made Halloween ones, I made a Halloween one also, but thought I'd try a Santa one. I think it came out so cute.

Using a toilet paper roll, you flatten it and cut it at 1 3/8".  I inked the edge of the roll with black so the roll color doesn't show. The outside paper (red) is 5 1/2" x 1 3/8" and the inside paper (black), (which you just glue inside) is 5 3/16" x 1 3/8". I cut a scallop from the Elegant Edges cartridge at 2" and a 1 3/4" circle from a punch which you glue on the scallop, then glue to the bottom of the roll to reinforce it as a base for the bottom. I saw that I put the buckle on the seam side so I fixed it so that the seam is in the back.

I added a black ribbon with a soda tab as a buckle. I glued two silver skittles as buttons. The handle is a piece of black cardstock with a piece of patterned paper glued as a strip for some color. I punched holes to each side and used silver button brads to attach it. The cute Santa face is from the Very Merry Tags cartridge. Then I cut up strips of black paper to add inside and tied some curly ribbon to the handle.

I love how it came out :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Designer's Challenge with Miss Rosie

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. The weather is nice here, after 2 days of a storm. My heart goes out to everyone in New York and New Jersey, they are still without power. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Rosie, who is one of Emma's Designers is having a challenge to make whatever you want as long as it has Fabric and Stitches on it and to use Emma's products.

I decided to make a Thanksgiving tag for my mother. I used Emma's tag dies which have stitches on them already, which I love and Piles of Smiles for the turkey (which I paper pieced his plummage) and sentiments. I added skittles to each side of one of the sentiments, a ribbon from my stash, some twine and burlap ribbon from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique. On the bottom of the tag I added some Autumn Flower Soft. I love how my tag came out and I know my mother will love it too.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Debut for The Bug Bytes - Fall Wreath

Hi Everyone,

This is Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room and I must say, I was so very honored to be asked to design for Pam. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I also design for Sheila at She's A Sassy Lady. I would love to start to find the time to post more often and not only when it's my turn to do a project. It's hard finding the time between working and taking care of the house and everyone, but I'm sure we all have to do that right? We also have to find the time to do what we love. I hope you like my projects and that I make you proud to have me as a part of your team.

I found these cute grapevine wreaths at Target for $1.00. I decided I would make one for Fall. I bought 2 more and will probably make one a Christmas theme and give it to my mother for her home. I'm not sure what I will do with the other one yet, maybe something for Valentine's Day.

I covered the wreath with Fall Ribbon and made a loop to hang it. I used the die cut leaf from Piles of Smiles from Emma at My Creative Time. I cut out several in different colors and inked the edges with brown ink. I used my hot glue gun to adhere them around the wreath.

I think it makes a cute decoration and I can use it for years to come.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Thanks again Pam for inviting me to be a part of your team. :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Paper Cone Wreaths

Hi Everyone,
Lisa of Lisa's Craft Room here sharing my project with you today.
Thanks Sheila for having me again this month :)
I made my mother and sister each a paper cone wreath for a Halloween decoration. These are pretty easy to make but it was my first time making these so please go easy on me. :)  I think they came out cute and they do look better in person, I do need some practice, especially laying them out, I probably could have used more, but both my mother and sister loved them :)
Rolling up the papers into cones was a little tricky for me but it wasn't too bad, it's trying to lay them out so that they look nice was a little trying.
On the big wreath, I think the papers are 6 x 6 and on the smaller wreath, the papers are 2 x 2. I used a hot glue gun to adhere them together after I rolled them into the cone shape.
The BOO, ghosts and pumpkin are all from My Creative Times stamp set - Treats for my Sweet. I used black and white tulle.
I hope you like my project today. Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate visits and comments.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Christmas Tags

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying the weekend so far. I made some Christmas Tags for a swap, 15 of them :) and I made one to send to Miss Sheila for her to post on her blog. Now I'm not going to tell you which one is which :D that's a surprise.

Aren't these cute though? I enjoyed making them and the cute little elf and the sweet little bird are both on wobbles.

Recipe: Tags - Art Philosophy cartridge
              Elf and Bird - Jolly Holidays
              Stickles, Gems and Ribbon - from my stash
              Sentiments - My Pink Stamper stamps
              Punch - Martha Stewart

I cut out the elf tag again in white so that I could use the top and bottom. On the top, I used the icicle punch from Martha Stewart. On the bird tag, I adhered pattern paper to half of the tag, then cut off the remaining.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Triple Stamp Card

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well. WOW, it's so warm here still and I am so happy for that, I don't think I'm quite ready for the cold. Summer goes by way too fast and Winter seems to be around forever. I'm so thankful I have a hobby to keep me busy in the winter months.

I've been seeing these darling cards and I decided to make one, they are very easy. I love the look of them.

3 pieces of cardstock
1 cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" ( this is your card base) I used black
1 cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
1 cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"


3 pieces of cardstock for mats - I used orange
1 cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
1 cut at 3" x 4 1/4"
1 cut at 2" x 3 1/4"

You use repositionable tape runner and adhere the mats on top of each other from biggest to smallest. The tape runner prevents them from moving while you stamp. Then stamp away with any stamp you wish.

After you are done stamping, adhere each mat to it's coordinating mat, ex. you fold the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (that's the A2 size card) the 4" x 5 1/4" mat goes on top of that and so forth. I hope you understand what I mean. After they are all adhered to each other you adhere the other two on top making sure to line up the stamped images.

The witches hat and sentiment are from Emma called Treats for my Sweet. The twine is from Liz, the ribbon and the button are from my stash.

I hope you like my card and try one. I know I will be making more.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon.                                     

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello Fall Frame

Hello my friends, it's Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room, taking my turn to design for you today. Thanks Sheila for having me again this month. :) I decided to make a Fall frame for my mother. I started out with a plain wooden frame I purchased some time ago at AC Moore.

I painted it with Acorn acrylic paint.

I popped up the leaves with dimensionals. The pumpkins were stamped first, then I stamped them again on patterned paper, cut them out and paper pieced them on top of the stamped image. I did the same with the wagon. I love that wagon, I think it is so darn cute. I added Peachy Keen Everyday Character faces on three of the smaller leaves. The sentiment was stamped on white paper, then punched out. I inked around it and popped that up with dimensionals.
 Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful weekend. :)