Friday, December 20, 2013

Our Christmas Tree






















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share something with you this month. I first have to apologize to Sheila and to you all because I picked up a second job working nights to make extra money and I have had no time at all to craft, as you can see from my blog. I just have enough time to come home from my day job, have a quick bite to eat, change and off I go. So please forgive me for not having a handmade project for you today.

I decided I would take a picture of our tree and post it for all to see. We used to have real trees for years, I loved the smell. Then we purchased a fake tree and used that for a couple of years, then last year my husband said why don't we just get a little table top tree. I really wasn't crazy about it because I liked the big trees, but when we bought it and decorated it, I thought it was so cute. I am still using ornaments from when my son was little and ornaments that we've gotten over the years. I really do like it and I'm thinking next year I will decorate it differently. Maybe, with just balls and ribbon. Something really pretty and more adult like, since my son is an adult now :) We will see.

Thank you so much for understanding. I didn't want to not post anything, so I hope this is ok :) I do have cute things that I want to make for next month. So, I will give myself plenty of time to get them done. Thanks Sheila :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone


















I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends. Please remember those less fortunate and those that are suffering from illness, loneliness, or heartache. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers not only today but everyday. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Curled Paper Wreath























Hello My Friends,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for November. Thank you Sheila for allowing me to do so. Hope you are all doing well.

I saw a fabulous wreath made by Angie from Chic 'n Scratch, her wreath was made with Halloween papers. I thought how cute would that be to make one for my mother to hang on her door for Christmas. After I started making mine, I saw another one done by Kimberly, her wreath was also fabulous.

I purchased a white foam wreath from Joann's, along with push pins. The strips were cut at 1/2" x 12". I took my bone folder and ran it across each side to curl them. Some papers worked better than others. Then I used a push pin to adhere them all, one at a time. It took a little time but I did it over the course of a few days, here and there. I handmade the rosette because the die I have is smaller than what I wanted. I stamped that cute snowman on a piece of white card stock and colored him in with markers and added some stickles. He is from a stamp set called All Around Accessories by Emma. I traced around the stamp because it is circular and cut it out as best I could. I used pop dots to adhere it to the rosette.

I then tied a red ribbon for hanging the wreath, punched a hole in the rosette and used some twine to tie it to the ribbon so that it could hang down.

I think it came out fabulous :) I love it. I will have to make one for myself but maybe a smaller one.
Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank you














Thinking of all our Veterans today and all our troops that are serving our country.
THANK YOU for all you are doing. God Bless You.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Designer's Challenge - Thanksgiving Theme






















Hi Everyone,

I am submitting this cute tag I made for the Designer's Challenge over at Emma's hosted by Glora.
You can make anything you want as long as it's a Thanksgiving theme. Now that I'm reading it again, my tag is more like a Fall theme. OOPS :) I cut out a tag using one of Emma's dies. I cut it out again and then cut it so I had different alternating colors and adhered those onto the die. I then cut a piece of wire ribbon that I purchased from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique. I used my Tim Holtz stapler to adhere that down. I cut out the circle using the circle die and then stamped the sentiment from Piles of Smiles. I colored the leaf with different colored sparkly markers. The cute pumpkin and leaves are also from that set. The pumpkin was stamped and cut out, then I colored the stem and leaf with markers and used a pop dot to give it a little dimension. I also used the same stamp to make a little border across the bottom, I stamped it in chocolate brown ink and stamped off twice, then stamped the image. The leaves are the dies also from the stamp set, I cut out one big one and one small one and popped them up with pop dots, the small one on top of the big one. I stamped the sentiment, then added a little ribbon and some twine.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.



A Rosette Tree






















Hello, Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project here and over at Pam's. Thank you Pam for having me :)

I bought this darling rosette die from Emma at My Creative Time and thought I would try my hand at a little tree for my mom as a decoration. I really wish I could have made bigger ones for the bottom and smaller ones for the top so that it would look more like a tree but the die only makes this size and a small size. I looked to see if any of my cartridges had rosettes on them but none of them did, then I tried to make them on my own but I was making them way too big. Well, I think it still came out cute. It was a little bit of work putting them together, then gluing them together, then gluing them on top of each other, but the result is so pretty.

I glued a skewer stick to the base, then glued the scallop die and the stitched circle die to it, I stamped the little tree and colored it in, then added some green ribbon and some red tulle.

Well, that is my project for you. Thank you for stopping by and I will see you soon.

Friday, November 1, 2013

WINNER CHOSEN

Hi Everyone, HAPPY FRIDAY to you all.

The winner of my Thankful Giveaway is: Melissa :)

Congratulations. Please email me your address and I will send you your goodies. :)
Thanks everyone. Have a great day and weekend.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween




















Happy Halloween everyone :) I made this box for my son and filled it with Air Heads and Swedish Fish. Just a little something for him because he's 20 but I still wanted to treat him :)
I watched Angie's video over at http://www.mychicnscratch.com I love her videos. I have made quite a few things just by watching her. Isn't this box so cute?

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Halloween. Be Safe :)


Monday, October 28, 2013

THANKFUL GIVEAWAY

















Hi Everyone,

I am having a little giveaway on my blog today because I am so thankful for the 126 followers that I have. When I decided to start a blog, it was just to post my creations (when I have time). I never would have thought that I would get followers and be a Design Team member on two (2) blogs: She's a Sassy Lady and the Bugbytes :) which I am so honored. Thank you Sheila and Pam :) My only regret is that I don't post as often as I should or wish I could. I know like all of you, we are busy, but I know that I have to make more time for ME. It's not being selfish either. You know we all do for everyone else, but when it comes to US, we are always put on the back burner, by our own doing. :(

Anyway, if you would like to win my Thankful Giveaway, just post 5 things that you are Thankful for and I will use Random.org to pick the winner on Friday.

1. I am thankful that I believe in God.
2. I am thankful for waking up each day.
3. I am thankful for my family and friends, which includes my blogger friends :)
4. I am thankful for my health and my job.
5. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food to eat, a car to drive.

I could list 100+ things that I am thankful for :) I am just so blessed, even though I live pay check to pay check, I am just so thankful for everything.

Thank you all for stopping by, it is much appreciated :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Fright Night


Hi to all you crafters out there :) Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for the month of October here on my blog and over at She's A Sassy Lady. Thank you Sheila :) Hope you are doing well. Know that you are being thought of :)

I decided to make a Halloween tag with this adorable die called Girls' Night Out from Emma. Isn't it so cute? Love it, and the hanger cracks me up. First I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a tag using the Tag Dies also from Emma, on purple card stock, then I cut out just the bottom portion to make a layer. That card stock is from Graphic 45 called Halloween in Wonderland. The sentiment is also from Emma's line called Fright Night.

I stamped the spider on the dress and the bat on the tag and added black diamond stickles. I used glass glitter on the side. I added a little ribbon and my favorite part is the black tulle that I glued to the bottom of the dress. I think this tag came out adorable.

Thank you all for stopping by and I will see you again soon. I just might give you a sneak peak of my Christmas Tags :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, October 11, 2013

High School Graduation 2011

Hi Everyone,


































Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project. Thank you Miss Pam for having me :)
Well, my son graduated in June of 2011 from High School and I am just starting to get the pictures scrapped. I did get a few pages done but I need to concentrate on making his album complete. Most of his school years are done but his high school album consists of a contest he was in and came in First Runner Up, his Prom and Graduation. I thought that I would post two of them for my project today. I keep promising myself that I will do a page or two a night but that never happens, but it will soon. Winter is creeping up on us so that will be a great time to get ahead. :)

I used card stock from a High School stack, Jolee's stickers, some ribbons and other stickers. I cut out a piece from another copy of his ceremony book and inked it up and placed that on the page.
Scrapbooking is still my passion and I am so happy that I found this hobby. Sorry my post isn't that descriptive. I want to thank you for stopping by and thank you Pam for allowing me to be on the Design Team. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am thankful because I have Monday off :)



Friday, September 20, 2013

Layered Card made with a Border Punch

 

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for this month. Thank you again Sheila :) I saw this pretty layered card made with borders on Paper Trey Ink's site made by Dawn McVey and I thought I would give it a try. I don't have border dies but I thought a border punch would work. My card is made with the doily border punch from Martha Stewart. I used orange and black card stock from Stampin' Up and some Halloween card stock from a photo mat stack from Cloud 9 Design. The stamped images are from My Creative Times stamp set called Fright Night.

















My base is orange and I layered the borders by only using my tape runner on the top so that I could fluff up the layers when the card was complete.

Once I was done, I turned it over and cut off the excess. I then adhered it to my card, which is black.
Then did the stamping.

I think it came out so cute. I love trying new things and I am so glad there are such talented people out there that I can learn from and try out their creations and make them my own.

I am also going to post my card on the Paper Trey Ink's site.

Thanks for stopping by and Sheila Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be on your Design Team.

Have a great weekend everyone. :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Card and a Box
















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share a card and a box I made for a friend's birthday. Thank you Pam for having me. I hope you are feeling lots better. Well, I must say it has been a very hot and busy summer, but boy did it fly by. Even though it is September, we are still getting warm temperatures and that's fine with me because I'm really not ready to be cold yet. Maybe just a little cool :)

For the card I used the new die set from Emma (My Creative Time) called Stitched Party Dies. The balloons and the banner are so cute. For the little box, which I will be putting a gift card inside, it fit's perfectly, I used the little stamp set Birthday Buddies, also from Emma.

For the box you start off with a piece of card stock that measures 5 1/2" x 8". You score one side at 1,
3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 7, you turn it and score at 1 and 4 1/2. You fold all the score lines, then cut each side only up to the score lines. You put adhesive on each of those tabs and fold the box up. You can find a video at www.mychicnscratch.com with Angie. She makes the cutest bags and boxes. It's sometimes hard to show in pictures, that's why it's nice to watch a video. I'm sorry that I didn't show more pictures, I just didn't have the time, but I will get better :)

Well, that's my project for this month. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon. Have a wonderful weekend.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Halloween Tags


Hello My Crafty Friends,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing my project for you today. As always, Thank You Sheila for having me. I know it's still Summer but I've been seeing a lot of Halloween projects so I thought it would be fun to make a couple of  Halloween tags. The tags are dies from My Creative Time called Tag Dies. There are two styles but I chose to use one. I cut them out using paper from Cloud 9 Design called Specialty Photo Mats. I stamped some Halloween images from a stamp set from Stampin' Up, colored them with markers, cut them out and adhered some with pop dots and some with glue. I added that cute ribbon which I got from Joann's Fabrics. I love that they match the paper which is a coincidence.

Like everyone else, I have been busy and haven't had much time to craft but I don't want to forget my post obligations :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by and Thanks again Sheila :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Car Thank You Card










Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing my project for this month. Thank you Pam for having me and I hope you are doing well. I must say this card is way overdue. My son attended driving school and his instructor and the instructor's mom were so awesome. He did all of his lessons with the instructor and the driving school with the mom. He had class on his birthday and the mom surprised him with a homemade cake that the whole class shared. I thought that was so sweet of her.

So, we decided to make them a homemade card to mail to them thanking them for everything. Of course I'm just getting to it now with everything else going on. In a way, it's nice that it is late because that way they will be surprised when they receive it. I don't think they would expect anything now. So I got out my Gypsy and found a car on the Just Because Cards cartridge. I enlarged it to 9.87 width and 7.00 height, copied it and welded it together. I cut it out on white card stock. Then I cut them out separately so that I could adhere them onto the base along with the car parts. For the front of the card, I used stickles on the windows and muffler. I printed out the name of the driving school from my computer. On the other side of the card, I put all the car parts on but just used a marker for the windows.



I think it came out ok. I have a hard time making manly cards. LOL Thanks for stopping by. I know I really have to find the time to start posting more. Sorry about that. I do a lot of commenting on others blogs though :) Have a great day and Thanks again Pam.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Update on the Balloon Festival

Hi Everyone,

What a gorgeous day today :) I just wanted to update on the Balloon Festival seeing that I said I would post pictures if I could. Well, unfortunately, when we got to the festival, there were no balloons. They said it was too windy to send them up. We were disappointed but, we still had fun. It was very muggy and it was understandable for safety reasons not to have the balloons.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend. I will be posting a project soon.

:)

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Card for a Friend


















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing my project for this month. Thank you Sheila for having me each month. I am posting a card for a friend that needs to know she is being thought of. I started off with an A2 size card in pink. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the front of the card with a folder called Simple Flowers.

















I used a Jumbo Sticky Round from Stampin' Up and adhered Pink Tulle to make a flower, then I stuck it on the card. I stapled some lace that I have from AC Moore and used pink twine from the Twinery to make a bow, then added gem from my stash. I then adhered circle ribbon to the bottom using the Xyron. I punched out a label from Stampin' Up and stamped the sentiment which is from Moving Forward from Stampin' Up. I inked the edges of the label with pink ink.




























I'm sure when my friend gets this card, she will know that she is being thought of. I adhered a piece of white card stock inside and wrote a message to her.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate it.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Hot Air Balloon Card



Hello Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for my turn this month. Thank you Pam for allowing me to share my project. WOW can you believe it is July already? I hope you all are doing well and surviving this humid weather, if you have humid weather. I know I am struggling with it. I do not like humidity. It makes me exhausted and I cannot function. We are hoping that it will break soon.

So, for my project today, I made this cute hot air balloon card. A few friends and myself are going to see hot air balloons next week and one of my friends loves hot air balloons. So do I. They are so pretty. I've never been up in one. I don't know if I would because I am afraid of heights, that high anyway. We won't be riding in them, just watching, then at night they are going to light them up in the sky. (Whatever that means). It should be interesting. I'll post pictures if I can take them.

The base of my card is a blue card stock (A2 size card). The cloud mat is from a 6 x 6 paper pad by My Minds Eye called Away We Go. I wanted to paper piece the hot air balloon, so those patterned papers are also from My Minds Eye and that one is called Follow Your Heart. The hot air balloon is from My Creative Time (Emma), the set is called Fly Away With Me and the sentiment is also from Emma called More of My Favorite Sayings.













As you can see here, I got carried away thinking that I would need all of these balloons to do the pattern that I wanted, which I only needed two and to top it off, I stamped them on the wrong side.










Paper piecing can be so fun and relaxing if you don't rush. I cut two of the scraps and made banners and adhered them with Zip Dry glue. I also used the glue for the hot air balloons pattern. After I was done, I cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. I used Caribbean twine (from the Twinery) and added dazzling diamonds (from Stampin' Up) to some of the clouds.

















I think my card came out sweet and I know my friend will love it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Fourth of July Wreath





















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for my turn to share a project for She's a Sassy Lady. Thanks Sheila for having me each month. I decided to use the last small grapevine wreath I had to make a Fourth of July wreath since I didn't have anything Patriotic to hang on my door. I have a wooden heart and a wooden star that are Patriotic, but not big enough for the door.











I started off with the grapevine wreath and a roll of burlap that I bought a while ago. I ordered it online and when it came in, it wasn't what I expected, but it came in handy to cover the wreath.














This is the wreath all wrapped up.












I used the rolled flower die from Emma http://www.creativetimeforme.com and cut 3 of each red, white and blue from card stock.








Here they are all rolled up. After rolling them up, I added some hot glue to the bottom to hold it together. Then I hot glued them to the wreath.
I added a red, white and blue ribbon that I had in my stash, tied to hang and a couple of bows.

















And there you have it, just a little something to hang on my door for the Fourth of July.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Simple Father's Day Card

















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing a simple Father's Day card. It seems like this month is flying by. I can't believe Father's Day is Sunday already and my husband's birthday is Tuesday. Thanks Pam for having me again this month and I am so glad you are on the mend. I hope you get lots and lots of rest and are spoiled while you recover. :)

I used a blue card base from my stash and added a layer from DCWV's The Guy Stack. The mustache and glasses are from Emma's (My Creative Time) stamp set and dies called What's Growing On? The sentiment is also from Emma called More Gift Card Sentiments.

I stamped Happy Father's Day around the card with black Memento ink, adhered the glasses with a two way glue pen and added dimensionals to the mustache.

Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Stickled Apron
















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here posting for the month of May for She's A Sassy Lady. Thank you for having me again :) I hope you are doing well. Let me apologize for this post. I've had a crazy busy week. Thursday was my son's birthday (20) and it was so hard to celebrate because we got news in the morning that our Uncle had passed away in his sleep. It is a very emotional time for us because my husband was so close to him. It's so sad that we have no control over our loved ones being taken from us. We are not to understand why on this earth. We just have to go on living and remember them even though it's so hard to live life without them.

Well, my friend loves to bake cupcakes and for her birthday I found this darling apron on From My Kitchen. I used my Gypsy, picked the blackout feature, copied it and welded it to make a card. I then used the layer feature for the front of the card. I also found the cute cupcakes, muffin pan and oven mitt on the same cartridge. I adhered everything on to the card, then used stickles. When I took this picture, the stickles were still wet. The initials L.M.S. are her initials but they are also her cupcake name. Love My Sweets. I think the card came out so cute and she really liked it.

Thank you all for stopping by and I will try to post more regularly. Have a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

From a Daughter to her Mother


Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for May. Thanks Pam for having me.
I use to paint when I was a kid, you know the paint by numbers kit and I use to put water in a bowl and use a paint brush and my paints to color in my coloring books sometimes instead of my crayons. I have been wanting to get the water pens from Stampin' Up for a while and finally got them. I love them. It is so much fun to use my inks to paint for a change instead of markers all the time.

I also got this adorable stamp set from Stampin' Up called Greeting Card Kids. It's such an adorable stamp set. My mother is always saying how she wishes we were kids again because that was the best part of her life. So I decided to use this little girl holding the heart to let my mother know how much I Love her. "Sniff, Sniff". :)
















As you can see, I stamped her several times, just in case I messed up but I was glad I got it the first time. I didn't know how this paper would react, since it's just white card stock and not the water color paper. I will have to get some of that to see the difference. It didn't run or go through, so that was good.

I used Pink Pirouette for her dress and Pink Passion for the trim and bow. I used Chocolate Chip for her hair and Crumb Cake for her skin. I used Riding Hood Red for the heart. I also stamped the sentiments with Riding Hood Red. The sentiments are called My Little Valentine from Stampin' Up.

Here is a close up up of the darling image. I cut her out and added dimensionals to pop her up. I added a little rhinestone to her bow and dazzling details to the hearts and the XOXO. Lastly, I added stitching around the bigger heart with a white gel pen.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. See you again soon.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Designer Challenge Thursday - Critter Card Challenge


















Hello Everyone,

Happy Saturday. I am so glad the weekend is here. After working a long busy week, I always look forward to the weekends.

I'm joining the challenge over at My Creative Time For Me (Emma). Glora is the Designer this week and came up with a really cute challenge. Make a set of 4 3" x 3" cards. That's it, easy enough right. I love making this size card because they make cute gift sets. If you are up to an extra challenge, make the cards with a critter theme. I used the small dots embossing folder and embossed each card. I decided to use Emma's cute stamp set called All Around Accessories. That dinosaur is so darn cute. (Are dinosaurs a critter?) LOL I used markers to color them. I added some glossy accents to the eyes, then I cut them out and popped them on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Robyn at My Pink Stamper called Punny-licious. It goes perfect. I used the die from Emma's set Build a Banner Kit to stamp the sentiment and also popped them on dimensionals.  I used a cocoa colored ink to ink around the cards.

Go check out Emma's blog to see the awesome cards everyone made. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon. :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Bouquet of Roses

























Hi Everyone,

Sheila asked if anyone was willing to take on another day this month and I obliged. :) Thanks Sheila for having me. This is Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room.

OK, so I figured I would do a little tutorial on stamping the Roses. It is a three step process or if you like, you can just do the two steps. I'm sure most of you, if not all of you, know that but, I just wanted to show how I did my project.

You need to stamp lightest ink to darkest, with three colors. I don't have three of the same family in every color, so the Purple Rose and the Red Rose are only stamped twice, but they still look beautiful and the great thing about this stamp set is, if you don't align things just right, no one will know because the roses are so gorgeous, you can't even tell they were stamped a little off.

This is going to be a longer post and picture heavier than usual. Sorry for those who don't like that :( I myself love looking at blogs with lots of pictures :) OK, on with the show.

These are the colors I used, the inks are from Stampin' Up. Red Rose - Real Red and Riding Hood Red, Orange Rose - Summer Sun, Daffodil Delight and Only Orange, Pink Rose - Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion, Purple Rose - Lavender Lace and Perfect Plum, Green Rose - Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Always Artichoke. Isn't crafting a wonderful thing? You can make anything any color you like :)
















First I cut out all the die cuts using my Cuttlebug. (This set is called  The Sweet Life by Paper Trey Ink).









This is the first step. Getting ready to stamp.





















This is the second step. Getting ready to stamp.












This is the third step. Getting ready to stamp.












Now for the leaves, that is done in two steps.
First step. Getting ready to stamp.

 Second step.
I ended up having two that were darker because I had the wrong stamp on my block
but, instead of doing them again, I just decided to use them.
Excuse my dirty mouse pad, that is the one that I use to stamp on. I like
stamping on a mouse pad because it works as a cushion and gives a
good impression.
 I used a Green Copic marker - G28 Ocean Green to color popscicle sticks.
I used a tape runner to adhere the leaves to the roses and hot glue to adhere
the roses to the sticks. I wrapped some green pipe cleaner around each stick.



















I added them to this cute glass vase. I had dried babies breath from a silk rose and thought it would be pretty to add it to this
paper bouquet.




















There you have it. A Bouquet of Roses. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. Thanks again Sheila. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.