Friday, December 23, 2011

One last Quick Christmas Card

Here is one last quick and Simple Christmas card to show you:

I used Delightful Decorations stamp set from Stampin Up, with gold embossing powder, and also Stampin Up's Ornament punch.

Hope you all like it, and that you have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Simple x-mas card!!!

Ok, I am browsing my favorite blogs list yesterday, and what do I see? This post on Jana Millen's blog, here.

I had just purchased the stamp set that she used at Archiver's last week with my fabulous 30% off coupon! Great minds think alike, right Jana? I love the fact that is has the Christian beliefs about Christmas in the set, and have been looking for something similar for awhile. So, the day that I purchased the set, I sat right down in their workroom and created the following very simple one layer card with it:

Jana has a photo of the whole set on her blog, go there and take a peek, then leave her a nice comment. As you can see I made it very, very simple. Heat embossed with gold Embossing powder, rounded the corners with my round corner punch, and added some gold shiny string. Took me all of about 5 minutes, gotta love it! If you need any last minute cards, highly recommend this layout!

Come back tomorrow, and I will see what other quick Christmas cards I have laying around my craft table to show you.

Until Next time.... Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Christmas, is the name of the image we are showing you this week from Stamp-n-doodle. It is a cute image of 3 children peeking around a corner watching Santa eat cookies. Here is what I made with it:

I am all about simple card designs as you all know, especially this time of the year when life gets really hectic getting ready for Christmas. I added some tinsel glitter to Santa's outfit, it actually photographed pretty well for a change. lol. I love the sparkle! Hope you do too!

Go visit the other DT ladies blogs (links on my sidebar), and see what they made to inspire you, then visit the Stamp-n-doodle Blog to see what surprises they have waiting for you! Then visit my blog again this week for some more quick and simple Christmas cards to inspire you and help you get those last minute cards finished.

Until Next time.........Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Welcoem to another Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday! We DT ladies have a very cute image of 3 children bringing home their Christmas tree to show off to you today. The image is called "Tree". Here is what I created with it:

As soon as I saw this I knew that I wanted to cut it out with an oval and mount it onto a Stampin Up Top Note Di-cut. The top note was cut out of SU Certainly Celery, the card base is Garden Green. The greeting is from the retired SU stamp set called "Party Punch". I first stamped it in Garden Green ink, and punched it out, then stamped it again in Cherry Cobbler, then punched out the center with a 1" circle punch and layered it on top of the Garden green image with a foam pop dot. I added a couple of red sticky pearls, and that was it. Simple and Elegant was the look that I was after with this image. Hope you like it.

Now, Stamp-n-doodle is hosting their weekly challenge which is using the colors Red, Green, and one other color, I chose Blue. You can also use neutrals and skin colors if you need to. So, visit the other DT members blogs (links on my sidebar), and then the SND blog to join in the weekly challenge to win free digis. Good luck to all of you.

Until Next time..........Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday! I was so sick last week with my annual Fall sinus attack, plus I had to work all week at my new job! Yay! I am now employed! Anyhoo, Since I was unable to post last week, I have two cards to show you this week. The first one is a new image that all of the DT ladies are posting with today called "Snowman". I am using one of my favorite sketches that I designed myself on a square 5x5 card. Here it is:

Using the same color scheme, but different sketch and last week's image, here is card number two:

Now, hop on over to visit the other DT ladies blogs for more inspiration, see the links to them on my sidebar, and visit the Stamp-n-doodle blog and join our weekly challenge for a chance to win free images!!!

Until Next time........Blessings, Lisa

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Clean and Simple Cards

Well, I am really late posting this, the clean and simple blog is able to post their new sketches faster than I can craft with them, but I wanted to still show you this sketch and my samples because it is an awesome sketch with so many possibilities, from using stamps, to buttons, to flowers, to embellishments. Gotta love it! Ok, here is the sketch:

Now, here are all of the cards that I made with it:

This one I used a Martha Stewart Punch

Martha Stewart punch again

Strange little di cuts that I have no idea who made. I run them through my Cuttlebug.

I love this little Turkey

Here is a picture of the di-cuts, if you know their brands, please leave me a comment and let me know. Greatly appreciated.

Oh, please excuse the colors on this photos, not at all good today. We all know by now that my photography skills are not the greatest.

Now, I am off to go visit the clean and simple blog and see how many sketches I am behind on. lol. You can find a link to their blog on my sidebar under my favorite blogs list.

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Introducing "Skating"

I will be back later today to talk more about the card above, while you wait, please visit the other DT members blogs and the Stamp-n-doodle blog. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Please accept our apologies, but all of us at Stamp-n-doodle are running late this week. So welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday and a brand new image called Petshopping!! So stinking cute, I love animals!! So, here it is and what I created with it:

The challenge this week is to either dry or heat emboss on our creations, as you can see, I completely forgot to do that! Please forgive me!!! sniff sniff. ok, enough brown nosing. This new image could not have come at a more perfect time, because last week we went to our local SPCA and got a new kitty! He is a 4 month old male kitty that we call Phamton. Here is a picture of the ornery little guy:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some Stampin Up Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Welcome back to my blog. I went to a Stampin Up workshop last week and made a couple of cards. Yay! I love when someone else does the design work and I just get to stamp. So, I cannot take the credit for the following cards, they were designed by my good friend, ex-SU leader, and current Stampin Up demonstrator...Teri Frietch! She does not have a blog, so I occasionally post her stuff here on my blog!

The first card that we made is a Halloween card. The stamp set is called Festive & Fun from the current SU Holiday Mini catalog. There are three stamps in the set, one for Christmas, one for Valentine's Day and this one for Halloween:

The next card is a Thanksgiving card and I apologize, but I cannot seem to find the name of the Stamp sets that these stamps are from. If I do find out, I will edit this post. I love the layout of the card, hope it inspires you to get crafting.

Now, keep coming back and visiting me because I went nuts with a card sketch from the clean and simple blog that I will be posting sometime on Thursday! I just can't stop making cards with this one. There is a link to their blog on my sidebar if you want a sneak peek of the sketch.

Until Next time...............Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Welcome back to Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday! This week we are using the image called "Frankenstein Parker", and the challenge theme is Halloween. Here is what I created:

If you haven't joined in on the weekly challenges at Stamp-n-doodle, you should. You don't have to use an SND image, but if you do, you get an extra entry to win free digis. So, go visit the other DT blogs (links on my sidebar) for more inspiration, then go over to the Stamp-n-doodle blog and join in on the fun!

Come back and visit me tomorrow, I have another Halloween card to inspire you and a Thanksgiving card.

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Hey Everyone, welcome to another Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday! As I promised another new adorable image this week, this one very much for Halloween!! It is called "Vanpire" and it is way too cute for words! Here it is and the card that I made with it:

The Challenge this week was to make it a Gothic Theme, using only the following colors: Black, Gray, Purple, Maroon, Pink. So, put on your creative caps after you visit the other DT blogs and join us in this weeks challenge for a chance to win free digis!

Stay tuned to my blog as well. I am finally getting most of my craft supplies un-boxed from my move and I got a chance to craft this week. So, as soon as I get some photos taken of them and get them uploaded, I will start posting again more often! I have some great inspiration to show you!

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday

Hello and welcome back to another Stamp-n-doodle Day!!! As I told you last week, Lynne at Stamp-n-doodle has created a bunch of new images that are absolutely adorable, and you need to come back and visit the SND blog and DT members each week to see what cute inspiration we have to show off to you and to enter in their weekly contest to win free digi images!

Anyhoo, let me introduce you to "Swing", with the theme being "The Great Outdoors".

The card base is Stampin Up Creamy Caramel (I think that color is retired now), the other colors are DCWV fall colors. The punch that I used is a very old Fiskars border punch, I still love it though. I colored the image with a combination of Copic, Prismacolor and Stampin Up markers. Of course I had to add bling, I got the ones on this card from the dollar bins at Michael's craft store.

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Yes, Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday on Wednesday. So sorry for the delay, having a rough week with an ear infection, etc. Onward with the papercrafting though. This week we are showing you the new image called "Leaves". It is too cute. Here is what I created with it:

Please come back and visit us all month, because we have a new halloween images to show off to you each week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

It's Sports week at Stamp-n-doodle, and I chose to use the adorable image called Biker Ride. It is too cute! It is of a boy taking his little sister for a ride on his bike. It reminds me of my childhood since I had two big brothers and one of them used to take me for rides like this all of the time, and we also had a little dog that ran beside us just like in the image. So here it is:

Now, head on over to the Stamp-n-doodle blog and also visit the other DT member blogs for inspiration, and join in on the challenge to win free digis!

Before I leave I would like to give a big welcome to Doreen, our newest DT member, she is an awesome papercrafter, so don't forget to visit her blog as well, and leave a comment to welcome and congratulate her!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Meet Madison and Buddy!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless the USA

I have been fortunate enough to not have any family or friends that have been killed either in the 9-11-01 attacks or in either of the wars that the US is involved in at the current time, but I still want to pay tribute to those that do or did. Please say prayers today for all of the military or civilian citizens who have either lost their lives or loved ones in the terrorist attacks or wars.

God Bless the USA

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Tuesday! We are now posting on Tuesdays instead of Mondays! Anyhoo, we are showing off the image called Summer Romance and the challenge is to make a card with a Congratulations, Anniversary, or Wedding theme! I chose a Wedding theme, or card to go on a wedding gift. Here is what I came up with:

Now, Hop on over to visit the other DT members blogs, then go to the SND blog and join us in this week's challenge to win free digis.

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday, we are showing off an image called "Polar Bear Family" today and the challenge is to make a card with a fancy fold, which can be anything other than the most typical A2 fold. I chose to make my card with the Gate fold. Here is what I made:

I decided not to color the image to keep the polar bears white, and stick to only 3 colors. The card base is Stampin Up's Bordering Blue, then of course black and white. Stamp-n-doodle has a couple of other Polar Bear images, so if you are a fan of the beautiful animals, you have got to go grab the other images as well.

Now, hop on over to the other DT blogs and then to the SND blog to see the other inspirations and to join us in this weeks challenge to win free digis.

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

Monday, August 8, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday!!! Today we DT ladies are showing you an adorable animal image of a Yawning Otter. Love, Love Love the animal images!!! The challenge this week is to Use Ribbon, Pearls, and either a di-cut or punch. So, visit the other DT blogs, and then join us in our challenge on the SND blog to win a free digi! Here is what I made this week:

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sand Castles

are so much fun to make, and is also the name of the image that I am showing you today from Stamp-n-doodle. This image makes me want to go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and enjoy the ocean. Ahhh, someday I will get to do that again.

I moved recently and I don't have all of my paper crafting supplies unpacked and organized, so I had a challenge of limited supplies to work with this week. Here is what I came up with:

Now, hop on over to the SND blog to join in the challenge this week to win free digis, and join us next week for a blog hop!!!!

Until next time.....Blessings, Lisa

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sea Shells

Hello, and happy Saturday to everyone!!! I moved this week, and my new place is in complete chaos! Especially my crafting supplies, completely crazy! However, I had a card made from a few months ago, and thought I would share it with you today. I used some stamps from DeNami Design, they are from a four stamp set of sea shells. There is a link to the DeNami Blog on my favorite blogs list, go visit them, they have the cutest stamps. The sketch that I used I found on the DeNami blog a long time ago, it is such a quick and simple layout, and perfect for small stamps. So, here is what a created:

Card Stock ~ Stampin Up - Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White.
Ink ~ SU Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake.
Retired SU Ribbon, SU Scallop Circle Punch. Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday!!! I have got to make this a very quick post because I am moving today and I am still not finished packing. We are showing you creations this week, with the image "Surf's Up". The challenge was to use Yellow, Blue plus one other color. Well, I almost did that, I used yellow, Blue and two other colors. That is a hard challenge. So, here is what I came up with:

Go visit the other DT member's blogs, then go to the SND blog and enter your creations to win free digis.

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

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome back to Stamp-n-doodle Monday! I apologize, but I am not feeling well, so I am making a short post today. We are showing you today a new image called
"Ant's Picnic". The challenge is to work with a BBQ/picnic theme, so I made an invitation to a BBQ. Hope you like it:

Hop on over to the Stamp-n-doodle blog and join us with the challenge to win free digi images!!!! Also hop on over to the other DT ladies blogs to see what they have made to inspire you with!

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

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday! We DT ladies are working with a new image called "I Got You Babe", and it is am image of two Lemurs cuddling up together! My favorite Stamp-n-doodle images are the animals and nature related images. I recently asked Lynne the owner of SND to create some more Animal images, so she did! Thanks Lynne, I love them all!!! Lynne also created some new summer images that are cute as well, and so during the rest of July and August we will be showing you all of these new images. So, keep coming back to visit our blogs each Monday!

Now, we were asked to make a card relating to love and romance with this adorable image! So, I created the following for my hubby just because I love him. Hope you like it!

Now hop on over to the SND blog (link on my sidebar), and join in the weekly challenge, and you might win some free digi images!

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

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clean and Simple Card Challenge

Hello Welcome to the weekend! I was on a roll Friday evening playing around with this week's card sketch over on the Clean and Simple Blog (see my favorite blogs list on my sidebar for a link). So, I made 3 versions of the sketch. I love quick and simple cards!!!! Here is the sketch that they are posting:

Here are the Three cards that I made using the sketch:

Hope I inspired you to get crafting......

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

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sympathy Card

Is what I am showing you today. I wanted to keep it very simple, so I made a one layer card with some heat embossing on the front, and a digital sentiment on the inside. My friend's father-in-law past away very suddenly last week, so I thought a handmade card would be a nice gesture. Please forgive my photography, the colors just didn't photograph very well. Here it is:

I got out my retired Stampin Up Soft Sky card stock, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The cross stamp is from The Rubber Stampede, and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. A little bit of SU retired gold cord tied in a bow, and that was it. Oops, almost forgot to mention a turquoise sticky gem in the cross center!

The sentiment above was typed in MS Word and printed out on my printer, with some Soft Sky ink brushed along the edges.

Fastest card I ever made I think!

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Soft Pencil Farewell Blog Hop!!!

As you all may remember, Soft Pencil Studios has decided to stop offering their digital images portion of their store. That portion of the store closes August 1st! We are very sad to hear this news, but on the good side, you can now purchase Elizabeth's adorable images in rubber stamp sets from The Angel Company! Yay! I can't wait to get some. Well, We DT ladies decided to get together and have a blog hop to thank Elizabeth for all of the wonderful digital images and show her how much we all care about her! My design team experience with Soft Pencil has been so enjoyable! Well, Elizabeth remember that scrapbook page that I told that I was going to make? Here it is:

Now, you should have started at the blog of Kerry Kung Lewis, and you should be arriving her at my blog from Jennifer's blog. After leaving my blog, you should be visiting Michelle's blog! Have a fun day hopping!

Elizabeth, I am sending big hugs to you!

Blessings, Lisa

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Hello and welcome to our hop at STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG. Today you will be hopping along and visitng the Stamp-N-Doodle DT blogs. Please remember to leave a comment on the STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG as well as all the blogs along the way. You are not required to leave a comment on your last stop, STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP, although we do hope you'll check it out. Lynne has been busy adding awesome new images to the shop all the time and more will be coming out this month too!!

You will start your hop at STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG and if you wind up getting lost along the way, please come back to STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG to find your hop route again. Here's the rest of the hop order:






Today the DT girls are working with the image "NEW ADDITION" and they have each added their wonderful individual talents to their creations for you. So, have fun and enjoy the hop. Additionally, we will be having a challenge this week and our theme is FAMILY, so make a creation and come back to add it to STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, July 10 using our Inlinkz Tool. You are not required to use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image, but if you do, you will get an extra entry into our drawing for the winner. Blog hop winner will win 3 images of choice from STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP and challenge winner will receive 1 image of choice. Good luck:)

Here is what I have created to inspire you.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday! We DT ladies are working with a wonderful wildlife image of some Lions. The wildlife and scenic images from Stamp-n-doodle are my favorites. I have a special extra card to share with you today as well, since I didn't post last week due to some technical difficulties. So here is what I created for this week:

This is what I created for last week:

Hope you enjoy, and come back tomorrow for Soft Pencil Day.

Until then.............Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Soft Pencil Tuesday!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to Soft Pencil Tuesday!!! It is 3am here in Ohio, and I can't sleep, so I might as well be crafting and blogging. Silly me. Anyhoo, We DT ladies are showing you creations this week with the new image called "Charmy on a Cupcake", and she is so cute! Here is what I made with it:

So, what do you think? Yep, me too, I thought that Charmy's wings needed some Stickles on them, but I forgot, and after the horrible time I have capturing a good photo, I gave up on the idea. I took a couple of photos under a light, not good tonight, the card looked jaundiced, like when your skin is yellowed. Yucky!!! so, I moved it to my black keyboard where the lighting stinks, and wow, got a better photo. Strange, huh? It's amazing what different types of lighting can do to a photograph, and I should have remembered this back from 1993 when I was in college and took that photography course. Yep, just like I remember all of that Calculus, etc........ Ok, hopefully I have you laughing by now, but if not, so sorry.

Go visit the other DT ladies and see what cuteness they are posting with this adorable image today, and then rush right on over to the Soft Pencil store and buy some digi images, because they will be closing August 1st!!!

Then........come back and visit me next Tuesday because I will be showing you something made with Ratiny on a cupcake!!!!! Love him!!!!!!!

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby Buds

Is the name of a digi image that I found recently, and I have picked up a couple of freebies that they posted, so I thought I would share a card that I made with one of their images. Here she is:

I hope you like her and no I am not on the Baby Buds DT, I just love her cute little images. However, if I were you, I would hop on over to their blog and store and see what she has to offer, her prices are really reasonable and she is having a really big sale right now. Here is a link.

Until Next time.....................Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Soft Pencil Tuesday!

Welcome to Soft Pencil Tuesday! This week we DT ladies are showing you creations made with the new image called "Amy on a Cupcake"! Isn't she a cutie? I couldn't resist using some lavender stickles on the icing, and trying a new color combo that I have never used before.... Purple and Green. I saw the ribbon on the card at Michael's Craft store a while back and snatched it up, now I had to put it to use. Hope you like it!

I think this image would make an adorable birthday card for a little girl, but would look great on party invitations, thinking of you cards, miss you cards, you get the idea....

Hop on over to the other DT blogs and see what cute things they have created with this image, then hop on over to the Soft Pencil blog and store and snatch up the cupcake collection and many other cute images.

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

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday!

Welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday! We are all about father's this month since Father's Day here in the US is this coming Sunday! This week we are featuring a cute little image where a father is reading to his little girl. Hope you enjoy what I created with it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Soft Pencil Tuesday!

Welcome to Soft Pencil Tuesday!!! It is with great pleasure that I introduce the Cupcake collection!!!!

Amy on a Cupcake

Charmy on a Cupcake

Ratiny on a Cupcake

Unfortunately, this will be the very last new release from Soft Pencil Studios. Elizabeth, the owner of Soft Pencil has decided to close down the digi image store. Soft Pencil was my first DT assignment, and I will miss it very much. Thank you Elizabeth for giving me a chance to show off your adorable images through your design team. You have become a wonderful friend to me, and I look forward to many more years of friendship with you!!!

Now, check back every week in June to see what wonderful creations we DT ladies will have to show you with this new collection of images!!!

Blessings to all, Lisa