Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stamp n Doodle Thursday!

Happy Thursday to everyone! The Stamp-n-doodle image for today is called "Bear New Year", and it is a cute image of a bear couple out on a romantic date celebrating the New Year holiday! Now we DT members were challenged to use new Years theme, or do something new, etc....... I kind of did both. I definitely went with a New Year's theme! Anyhoo, here it is:

The white scalloped circle behind the image is actually the leftover from cutting out the mat behind the image! This is probably , technically nothing new, but I thought it was a good idea, so I went with it! I decided to give the image very little color, since I was going to use only black, white, silver and gold. I used some retired Stampin Up shimmer paint to color the balloons, some gold Smooch shimmer paint to color the candle, and a plain black marker to color the chairs. The SU shimmer paint was manufactured by Tsukineko (yes I had to look at the bottle to find out how to spell that, lol), so you might be able to find it online or in a store somewhere. The sentiment is from the stamp set called "Teeny Tiny Wishes" by Stampin Up, and the faux silver pearls are from Michael's craft store. So sorry I don't know where the card stock came from, it was part of a birthday present from a friend (thanks Kerry). Now, hop on over to the SND blog, and other DT blogs and see what great ideas are there to see. One last note, is that SND has a group over on the SNR Card Universe blog, so go over there and see even more samples with SND images. There is a link to that site over on my sidebar!

Please everyone have a very safe and happy New Years holiday!

Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Soft Pencil Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday to everyone! I hope everyone is having fabulous holidays, whichever ones you celebrate! I had a great Christmas. We are a bit tight on money, but my fabulous hubby still managed to get me an awesome present, and of course it was something that I can use in papercrafting. He got me one of those new Martha Stewart Punch all over the page punches! Not the border punches that allow you to punch the corners too, it is a single punch, that you can use in the middle of a sheet of 12 x12 scrapbook page if you want. I will have to play with it and show you what it can do, that is once I figure out what it can do. haha. Kidding, it looks easy, we shall see.

On to the business of today!!!!!! You all know by now that I absolutely love Soft Pencil images, this weeks image is no exception. It is called "Ratiny on a Cupcake" even sounds cute. Here is what I made with it:

Have you ever heard anyone in the papercrafting industry use the phrase "let your designer paper do the work for you"? Well, that is what I did with this image. I colored the image with some Prismacolor markers and some teal Smooch shimmer paint, cut it out with some Rectangle Nestibilities, and then went through my paper stash to see what I could find. I found the above cupcake paper that I thought would be perfect for the image. Yes, the strip on the left is part of the paper, not a real ribbon! So cool, don't ya think? I added my image, a punched out sentiment, some sticky gems, and all done. It was so easy.

Now, We DT members and the Soft Pencil Owner are taking a vacation during the month of January, but I understand that the Etsy store will still be open for you to purchase images from. Elizabeth is working very hard on new products and images and I imagine there will be an awesome grand re-opening when she is finished. I can't wait to see what she is working on!

To Elizabeth, thanks for a great year working with your adorable images and papers! I loved every minute of it, and look forward to working with your new products in 2011! Hugs! Lisa

To my blog readers, please keep checking back, I will still be posting cards, scrapbook pages, and anything else that I feel inspired to make during the month of January!

Blessings to all...............................Lisa

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stamp-N-Doodle Thursday

Hello everyone, happy Thursday to all of you! This week at Stamp-n-doodle we were asked to create something with an image called Snow Jamboree. It is a cute little image of some snow people playing music and singing Christmas songs. Please notice the adorable little bunnies and birds listening so intently, they are so cute. Here is what I came up with:

I used my prismacolor pencils to color the image, and I used some card stock from The Paper Company, Provocraft and DCWV. The ribbon source is unknown because it was given to me, and I popped up the image with some foam dimensionals. Of course I used my Spellbinder's Nestibilities circles to cut the image out. I am kind of bummed with the photo today, the blue card stock is pearlescent and that didn't show up on the photo, it looks cool in person.

Well, hop on over to the SND blog and the other DT ladies and see what they have created for you to see.

Still working on ornaments and my Zibbet store (urgh!).

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Soft Pencil Tuesday!!!!

Yay, it is Soft Pencil Day! I make it no secret that Soft Pencil Day is my favorite day to blog, love her cute little images! I originally printed this weeks image out to put onto a card, but decided to alter a cardboard coaster with it instead to make an ornament. I get these packs of 6 coasters each at Michael's craft store, thinking I could do something paper craftery (I know, that is not a real word) with it. Well, all of a sudden the other day I came up with this Christmas ornament idea. So, watch my blog for some more ornaments in the next few days or so. Also, as soon as I finish this blog post, I am going to post this in my Zibbet store for sale.

So, first I colored Michu with my Prismacolor markers, then I added some Liquid Applique to the parts the Santa suit that are supposed to be fluffy. I let that dry overnight and then heated it with my heat gun. Next, I cut out my image with one of my circle nestibilities, and matted with my scalloped nestibilities. Then, I turned it upside down and used some tombo liquid glue to adhere the fringe fiber. Next I traced the coaster onto some card stock, and cut it out, adhered that to the coaster, then adhered the image to the coaster. The last thing was to cut a hole in the coaster with my crop-o-dile, and add the ribbon bow and loop to hang it with. The whole thing was so easy, run to your nearest Michael's and get some of these and make some for your self, or buy some from me. LOL. I have some others in the works with different images and colors, etc..... If you have an requests, send me an email (link on my sidebar).

Now, hop on over to the Soft Pencil blog and Etsy store and see what sales and cute images you can find there. Also, visit the other DT girls (links on my sidebar), and leave them some love for all of their hard work posting samples for you to get inspiration from!

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

P.S. Please excuse me, but I was unable to log-in to my Zibbet store, so stay tuned for updates on what is in there for sale! I may have to switch back to Etsy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Stamp n Doodle Thursday!

Except that it is Friday!!!!! So sorry I am late this week, I have been crazy busy helping my daughter's school get ready for a winter dance/party. In fact, I am late getting there to help set up, so I will just tell you that we were asked to work with a 3-D template for an Elf Shoe this week. 3-D items are definitely not my specialty, so I hope all of you like it. I toiled a looooonnnggg time with this one. I didn't have any cute pom poms to put on it, so here is what I did:

Some cute x-mas striped paper, some fringe, some red flowers from Prima, and some faux silver pearls and voila it was decorated. The longest part was putting the shoe together, but it is so cute once you get it there. The top of the shoe is open and you can stuff candy canes in it, Hershey kisses, whatever you like, and it will look adorable on a table with your other Xmas decor. Now, hop on over to the Stamp-n-doodle blog (click on the icon on my sidebar_, and see what the other DT ladies have come up with for this cute little shoe.
Until next time........ Blessings, Lisa

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stamp n Doodle Thursday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Thursday! We were given an image of some caroling reindeer and asked to use that one or any other image that inspired us today. I chose the one that we were supposed to use last Thursday, because I was out of town for the holiday and didn't get to post with it. It is the cutest little critter under a big hat holding a snow shovel. I love this little guy, he is so cute! We got some snow flurries here in Ohio where I live and I felt inspired to use something snowy. So, look below, and enjoy the critter cuteness!

I used some smooch shimmer paint to color the hat and mittens, and the rest was colored with my prismacolor pencils. The card stock used is SU whisper White, DCWV shimmer blue, and an unknown patterned paper from my stash. The embellishments is a snowflake button from my button stash, sorry I can't remember where I got it from.

Hop on over to visit the other DT members and see what they came up with today, then go over to the SND blog (link on my sidebar), and see the wonderful Christmas and winter images they have to offer.

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