Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chi Chi Memories Day!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is my last post as a guest design team member for Chi Chi Memories! However, I love their images, so I will still be using them and posting what I make with them. The images that I used today are from their new set called "Autumn Memories". It is so adorable. You need to hop on over to their blog and store and check out the entire set! I used "Little Bear", and the tree from the tree and house image of that set.

To create the frame that the image is in, I used my Spellbinder's Scalloped Frame di-cut, and to make the border on the card base, I used a combination of my Stampin Up scalloped border punch and it's coordinating corner punch. The leaves by little Bear's feet were made with a leaf punch that I got at the Target dollar spot a couple of years ago.

Before I sign off, I just want to thank the owner of CCM, Natalie, for the opportunity to be a guest DT member, I had a wonderful time and I will keep using CCM images.

Until next time..... Blessings,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hello and Happy Tuesday to everyone! Today is Soft Pencil Day! It is kind of a dark dreary, and very windy day here in Ohio. In fact, I just had to go shut all of my windows because it is now pouring down rain! Phew, the wind was blowing it in and getting my furniture wet. Yuck! However, the upside is that we so needed this rain, everything is brown and dead.

Anyhoo, We DT ladies got to work with the image called "Michu and the Cute Witch" this week! They are a cute pair , don't you think?
I went completely blank on how to design my card! So, I got out my designer paper and cutting tools, and thought....hmmmm...... circles. So, I cut out some circles at random sizes and voila, the card above was created! I then punched out a bat with my Martha Stewart bat punch, because I love it so much, and placed it on one of the circles. Of course I had some black sticky gems, so I had to add those. Love my sticky gems!

So, hop on over to the other DT member's blogs and the Soft Pencil blog and see what other cuteness you can find today! I promise, there will be lots of cuteness!

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

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stamp n Doodle Thursday!

Hello, and Happy Thursday! Yes, I am late today which seems to be the story of my life this week. Anyhoo, we Stamp-n-doodle design team members had an adorable Halloween image to work with this week. I forget the name, so I am going to go with Witch's Shoes. We were challenged to emboss, use a bat and add glitter. So, I tried heat embossing on a digi image for the first time, and I added glitter to the bat that I used! I had fun making this, I hope you enjoy looking at it.
I am not sure how other people heat emboss a digi image, but this is how I did it! The cool thing about heat embossing a digi image is that you can emboss only a portion of the image if you want to and not the whole image. I got out my Versamarker, and colored only the cat portion of the image with it. Then, I added fine, clear embossing powder to it shake off the excess and heat set with a heat gun. Of course, the awesome and shiny embossing did not show up very well on the photo! Urgh! I also used some embossed glittered designer paper on the card too. The bat was made with a Martha Stewart Bat punch, then I added some black glitter to it using my SU Glue pen. So, I went a little overboard with the embossing and glitter, but oh well, it was fun. Now, tomorrow (Friday) go over to the Stamp-n-doodle blog (click on the store logo on my sidebar), and see all of the DT creations with this adorable image and also visit their blogs and leave them some kind words for their hard work.

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chi Chi Memories Day!

More Chi Chi Memories Cuteness to share today! The image is called "Hugs", and isn't it cute?! It would look cute on so many things, a scrapbook page, a Mother's Day card or a birthday card for mom from her daughter.
Anyhoo, here is what I used to make this card: Stampin Up Lavender Lace and Pretty in Pink card stock, retired SU ribbon from the set Flirty, Sparkle brad from Michael's, Circle and Scallop Circle Spellbinder's Nestibilities, and Sizzix embossing folder from Thank You set #4. Hope you enjoy it's cuteness, and then head over to the CCM blog and store and see all of the other cute images they have to offer!

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soft Pencil Tuesday!!!!

Hello, Happy Tuesday to every one of you! Have you ever had one of those days when you just can't seem to get our brain to work? That is me, today! First off, I completely forgot that today is Soft Pencil Day on my blog, I was thinking it was still Thursday! Then, I go to take a photo of my card for today and my camera batteries were dead, so I was scrambling around for batteries. I feel like asking the Lord for a re-start on the day! Anyhoo......Here is what I have for you today. Elizabeth of Soft Pencil created an absolutely adorable image of Michu the cat and Ratiny the mouse dressed up as mummies, and We DT members are SUPPOSED to create a Halloween card with it today! I tried to keep it cute and creepy at the same time! Didi I achieve that?

I used Stampin Up Crumb Cake for the card base, some of their retired but adorably creep Designer paper, some Sahara sand marker to color the image wit a little bit, a cute spider button from my stash, some sheer bacl ribbon from my stash centered with a black button from DCWV (die cuts with a view). Finished it up with a Happy Halloween sentiment from the "Teeny Tiny" stamp set form Stampin Up! Hope you like it, and I hope you go visit the other DT members blogs to see the cute creations that they have made this week!
Until Next time...........Blessings, Lisa

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am back with Stamp-n-doodle

Hello! I am so late today with Stamp-n-doodle, please accept my apologies everyone, especially the fabulously understanding Stamp-n-doodle peeps! We are showing off a Halloween image called "Dancing Queen". It is a hilarious image of a witch dancing with a silly mummy. I love it! We were also asked as a challenge to NOT use orange or black. Wow, that turned out to be harder than I thought it would be. My "Halloween" brain kept me going back to orange or black every time I wanted to do something with my creation. I did print the image in black, I hope that was ok. I finally decided to go with purple and green color scheme.
I colored the image with the following Stampin Up markers: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant Old Olive, Always Artichoke, and Sahara Sand on the mummy. Then, I cut it out with a square Spellbinder's Nestibility, and sponged some SU Going Gray ink around the two dancers. Then I ran one of my Halloween Cuttlebug embossing folders through, with some DCWV card stock, as it has a white center layer in it and I wanted to sand the raised portions a little bit. Then I added some dark purple ribbon from my stash (clearance section at Archiver's). My last thought was to put some tiny googlie eyes on the embossed areas of the background. that sums it up! Now, go visit the stamp-n-doodle blog tomorrow, to see if this image is offered to you for free! Go visit the other DT members and see what cute ideas they have come up with with this image! See my sidebar for links.

Now, since I am late with this post today, I shall leave it up all day tomorrow too at the top of my blog and post a Stampin Up card on Saturday instead of tomorrow.

Blessings, Lisa

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ChiChi Memories Halloween!

Hello. Happy Wednesday to everyone! I am showing you another Halloween image from Chi Chi Memories today! It is one of two Ghost Puppets, and it is sooo cute!
I wanted to make it look like it was blowing in the wind like the puppet, so I added that interesting patterned paper that I found in my stash. Then I remembered that I had some white satin ghost ribbon in my stash too, so I added a little bit of that to add to the ghost theme that I had going. The clear sticky gems were a last minute thought. I love bling! That's about it, I love them simple and not too cluttered.

Now, hop on over to the CCM blog (link on my sidebar) and take a look at the absolutely adorable Fall themed image set that Natalie has recently added. It is sooo adorable!

See you back here on Thursday for Stamp-n-doodle, and Friday for a little bit of Stampin Up!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Soft Pencil Tuesday!!!!!

Hello, Welcome to Soft Pencil Tuesday! This week we DT members are showing you a Halloween image called "Happy Halloween". It has my two favorite SP characters Michu and Ratiny! Are they too cute, or what? Love them! I used a simple sketch from Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenges, it is SC 297. I have a love for simple sketches! I used some smooch shimmer paint on the stem of the pumpkin, but it doesn't show up on this photo. So, if you scroll down a bit, you will see a close up of the shimmer.

Stop by the Soft Pencil blog and the other DT members to see what cute samples that they have to show you.

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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ChiChi Memories Halloween!

Hello. I am back and it is a Happy Wednesday! I love my Chi Chi Memories Wednesdays, their images are way to cute. They have a new set out full of Fall images, so hop on over to their blog and store to see it! I personally have my eye on the cute little bear carrying the big acorn! Too cute for words! Just look for the CCM logo on my sidebar and click on it!

Anyhoo.........I have a square card with some spooky Halloween candles on it to show you today. The candles are from the Halloween image set! Here is what I made:

To start with, CCM gives everyone a chance each week to win some free CCM images by hosting a sketch challenge, I am using sketch challenge CCM.SC#15 and the spooky candle image of the Halloween set for my card this week. If you have been following my blog for very long, then you know that I love all things that shimmer and sparkle, so I could not resist to use some of my black glitter card stock (from The Paper Company) for the two strips behind the image. Then, I decided to add some more to match that glitter by adding some Doodlebug Design fine black glitter to the melting top portions of the candles. Move that card around in the light, and it sparkles like crazy! I just wish my camera could capture it better. Anyhoo, the corner embellishments of course had to be sticky gems, I chose orange ones from Doodlebug Designs.

So, come back and visit me next Wednesday because I have one more Halloween image from CCM to show off to you!

Until next time......Blessings,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Soft Pencil Tuesday????

Yes, you read that correctly, Soft Pencil has moved to Tuesday, at least for October anyways.

We were asked to use the digi image called "Bride and Groom". I took one look at the image and thought hmmmmm........Pink! So here it is:

I decided to use a sketch that I used awhile back for the SP Mermaid image. Yes, I created this sketch layout myself. It just popped into my head one day. LOL. The paper behind the cute little Bride and Groom is an Iridescent Pink with a little texture to it. Oh my goodness is that paper hard to photograph! In the above photo you are seeing its lovely iridescent look. I also added some Diamond, stickles to the brides veil. Oh how I love stickles! I colored the image with me Prismacolor Pencils, the DSP is Basic Grey, and the sticky pink gems were from Archiver's I think.

Now, be sure to come back and visit me next Tuesday for another adorable Halloween image from Soft Pencil Designs. Go visit the other DT members and see what adorable projects they came up with this week.

Blessings, Lisa

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop!

Good Morning and thank you for joining us here at Sugar Creek HoLLow for our Christmas BLog Hop. We are going to pLay the "Secret Word" game today. You wiLL need to coLLect a Letter at each design team member's blog and then post your answer at the Last stop.

We wiLL be awarding a $25.00 gift certificate to one Lucky winner!

I am sharing with you today one of our new Christmas Digi Stamps intitLed "Shabby Deer"

I first coLored the image with my Stampin Up CoLor Wonder Crayons and bLender pens. I used some new designer paper that a friend of mine sent to me and I think it is from Amuse. The red card stock is DCWV, the sentiment on the front of the card is aLso from Sugar Creek HoLLow.

The tree brads are from my brad stash, The gLittery fLower is from the RecoLLections coLLection at MichaeL's craft store, and the heart brad center is from The Paper Studio coLLection at Hobby Lobby. Just to be different from my usuaL pattern of card crafting, I added a LittLe coLor and embeLLishments to the inside top fLap of the card. Last but not Least, the sentiment on the inside of the card is a retired rubber stamp from Stampin Up.

If you have figured out my secret Letter, Leave me a comment and move on to Donna's Blog. She has the next Letter for you. If you have arrived at my blog first, you wiLL need to start at the beginning to get aLL of your Letters in order. Here is the order of our blog hop: