Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Too Cute Owl

Hello Everyone!  Wow, long time no post for me, right?  Well, it was official in February, I finished my Bachelor of Science in Computer IT/Information Management!  So now I have two Bachelors degrees and no job, does not sound quite right, does it?  Wish me luck and even say some prayers for me to find the right job soon.  In the meantime to keep me sane, I am crafting a bunch of cards, and decided I had better start showing them off.

This is a cute digi image is from 2 Cute Ink, a link to them can be found on the side bar of this blog.  I am not sure if this particular digi image is still available, but they have a ton of others just as cute.  If it is not, drop her a message and ask if she will add it back to her shop.  I used a variety of supplies, the banners are some DSP from my stash and i have no idea where they came from, the rest of the card stock is from Stampin Up.  Speaking of DSP, their new catalog has some gorgeous paper in it, check it out!  I colored the owl with a combination of Copic and Stampin UP Markers, so sorry I forget which ones.  The cards I am going to be posting for the next week or two I have made over the past year and so I apologize for not knowing the exact supplies used. 

Well, I am off for now, my next post will have a card made with Sister Stamps, they are completely adorable Asian stamps, I wish I was working so I could buy some more of them.  Seriously, check them out, there is a link on my sidebar of my blog of course.  You will love them!

Until next time.......................Blessings,  Lisa

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day Cards

Hello peeps, I hope everyone is doing well.  I have been so busy that I didn't even post my mother's day cards for you to see, please accept my apologies on that.  I have some quick Father's day card ideas for you.  I have a hard time with masculine cards as many ladies do, so I could not skip posting these.  One is for my dad and the other is for my daughter to give to my hubby.

This one is obviously for my dad.  The funny thing is that I bought this stamp set from Just for Fun Stamp Company to use in scrapbooking to create titles for pages, but found that some of them work great on cards as well.  With the words dad, father and Grandfather on it, it works great for all of us to send it.  The background stamp is from Hero Arts, love their background stamps!  The little star embellishments are Martha Stewart. The twine of course is from Doodle Bug Design.  Here is the next card:
Similar layout, different stamps.  These stamps are from an Inkadinkado alphabet stamp set that was a gift from a friend.  I then punched them out with a retired Stampin Up punch, I forget what is called, but it is a kind of wonky square shape.  Well, that is it for today.  Have a great father's day!

Until next time..................blessings, Lisa

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is Risen!!!!!! Happy Easter

hello, I hope this Easter Sunday finds all of you healthy and happy.  A few months ago I purchased a cute little stamp set of crosses, the brand is from Inkadinkado.  I thought Easter would be an appropriate time to start inking them up.  Here is what I made with one of them:

Ok, I loaded the inside photo first, oops.  Trying to cook Easter dinner, so no time to try and fix.  The card stock is Stampin Up, except for the glittery card stock which is Die Cuts with a View, and let me tell you it is awesome, the glitter does not rub off, even when you use punches with it.  Love it.  The embossing folder is Darice and the ink is of course Stampin Up.  Love it.  Ok, off to check on dinner.

Until next time..........Blessings,     Lisa

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Cards for the kiddos

I cannot believe Easter is almost here!!!  I have a great niece and nephew that live out on the West Coast and I am in Ohio, so I sent them each a little treat and a handmade card.  They are little tykes in Kindergarten and First Grade, my sweet angels Tristin and London.  Tristin loves Lego's and London loves Hello Kitty, two things that I adored when I was a kid also.  So, I had a great time making these cards.  I hope you like them.  Yes, Trisitn's name on the front is meant to be jumbled and not lined up evenly.  Here they are:

I cut out the rectangles on the lego card and used a 1/2" circle punch for the dots, and a white prismacolor pencil to add a little depth to them.  The letter stamps are from a retired Stampin Up set.

The hello Kitty card was made with some Sizzix Di-cuts, a Stampin Up trio flower punch, and a Spellbinder's label di-cut.  I forget which label, sorry.  

To my sweet little angels I just want to tell you once again, that even though I live so far away, I love you very much!!!!  Have a very happy and fun Easter and be good kids for your mom!!

Until next time..........Blessings,   Lisa

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sister Stamps

I am so excited that I finally was able to purchase a couple of stamps from Sister Stamps.  They have the cutest Asian stamps you can find anywhere.  Please meet Yoshimi, is she adorable or what?
I'll be back later to give you more info on this little cutie.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2 Cute Ink

Ok, it has been almost a year since I blogged about my crafting adventures.  I even forgot how to use blogger it has been so long.  I have been super busy trying to get a new bachelors degree, yes I have one already, but have not been able to find a job using it for years.  So, I am trying a new field.  I have less than a year to go to earn a degree in Database Administration.  Yay!  I can hardly wait!

In my spare time, of course i have been crafting.  I have also been dabbling with some new company's' stamps.  Today I bring a baby gift card using a digital image from 2 Cute Ink.  Just click on their name and you can see their blog and store.  Her images are way too cute for words.  So without any further delays, here is my card:

I am not 100% sure if she still has this image available, but she has a Facebook page and if you want an image that she does not have in her store, ask her to put it there, maybe she will do that for you.

Well, that is all for today.  Please come back and tell your friends about my blog, I am afraid that my long absence has taken away a few of my followers and that makes me sad.  I have quite a stash of new cards made just waiting to be posted though, so I will be back!!!!!!!!!

P.S.  Did you know that the word "Facebook" is in the spell check dictionary on blogger?  LOL, I have been away too long, that shocked the bazoodles out of me.

Until next time.............Blessings,  Lisa

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone here in the USA. I will be back to blogging soon, I have some handmade cards to show to everyone.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Just a little card to help celebrate Valentine's Day!! Literally, it is little, it is a 3x3 mini card. I punched a couple of Martha Stewart Hearts (gotta love her paper punches), an EK Success border punch, and a few Recollections faux pearls to top it off. Inside a stamped sentiment. Enjoy your day!!! Until next time.................Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm back

to blogging. I got so tired of the pressures of my DT assignments, that I was having creative blocks, and absolutely dreaded writing blog posts. Plus, the big picture is that I have returned to school to get a different Bachelors degree. I say different because I already have a BS in Architecture, but there are just too many people in that field and not even close to enough jobs, even when the rest of the economy is doing well here in the US, the Architectural field is struggling. So, I am now pursuing a BS in Computer IT/Information Management, which means that I can be an IT Manager or a Database Administrator when I finish. This is keeping me very busy to say the least, and harder than I expected it to be, but it is a growing field, so I am keeping my eyes on the prize and am doing the best that I can. Now, Elizabeth, owner of Soft Pencil Studios, closed her digi image shop and eliminated the Design Team, however, her absolutely adorable images are being made into Clear stamp sets, and they are awesome!!!! I have been using them with Memento Ink pads, and they are stamping great images! I have been playing around with the stamp set "Garden of Friends" set and I have some quick and easy cards to show you that I made with them. Plus, I have a few more on my table in the works for another day. Here is what I have created so far:
Don't you love the stamp images? I want every set she has, and just wait until my tax refund comes, I am shopping!!! There is a link to where you can purchase Elizabeth's stamps on my sidebar, and it is called Latina Crafter, just click on the logo and you will get there. I have been bugging Elizabeth to bring some of her other cute images into sets, so hopefully in the future we will see more of her adorable artwork in the store!!!!! Keep watching my blog for Some more Soft Pencil Cuteness and anything else my brain decides to create.. Until next time.............Blessings, Lisa

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stamp-n-doodle Wednesday!!!

Welcome back to Stamp-n-doodle Wednesday! The challenge this week is called "Fabulous Folds", in other words, and card fold other than the usual. I chose the "gate fold". The image that I used is called "Waiting for Santa", if you look closely, you can see Santa's black boot coming down out of the chimney. Here is my card:
Now, hope on over to visit the other DT ladies blogs to get more inspiration and then join the weekly challenge for free digi images on the company blog! This will be my last Wednesday post for Stamp-n-doodle, I have stepped down from the DT. I have returned to college to obtain a new degree and I just don't have time to keep up with my DT assignments. I will still be posting here on my blog, I just wont be involved in anymore DT groups. I already have some new card creations made, so stay tuned to my blog for inspiration. Until next time............Blessings, Lisa