Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Soft Pencil Studios

is getting ready to release some new images next week.......So, don't forget to keep watching the company blog, and the DT blogs next Tuesday to see the cute new stuff Elizabeth has been working on! Until next time...................Blessings, Lisa

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Day

Well, My daughter is on Spring break this week, and so my brain is confused and I completely forgot about Stamp-n-doodle day!!!! Please accept my apologies!!! Last week, I had a computer virus that had me down for a few days, so I am sharing two SND cards with you today....last week's challenge and this weeks challenge. We were asked to use only bright, bold colors. That one is sometimes difficult for me, but I did my very best. This first image is called "Sounds of Spring". I thought it was multi purposeful, so I left the sentiment off of it until I decide what I want to use it for. It could be a friendship card, thinking of you, missing you, female birthday....you get the idea.
Here are the products that I used to make it with:
Cardstock~SU Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, unknown DP

Ink~ SU markers Riding Hood Red, DAffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango.

Tools~ Rectangle, and Scallop Rectangle Nestibilities, Ek Success scallop border punch.

The Challenge for last week, was to use an image from a holiday, but make it work for a different holiday. We DT ladies were asked to use Luck of the Irish, but we could not make it a St. Patrick's Day card. Now, that is a good challenge!!! So, I decided to color her up for Spring, and make an Easter card with it! The flower embellishments on the right hand side were made with something new that I found at a papercrafting store near Dayton, Ohio called Simply Scrapbooks. It is called a Glitter Sticker Sheet, but....the glitter doesn't rub off at all! So awesome! They told me that it works in a Cricket machine, but I am so not into the Cricket, so I thought, paper punches, manual di-cuts in my cuttlebug. Love it!!!! Here I used the Stampin Up Boho Blossoms punch. I do plan to use it with my di-cuts as well. So nice, all I had to do was pull off the backing and stick them on. All I can say is I want more colors!!!! The manufacturer's name is on the back and it is called Best Creations. Anyhoo, there are links to both websites if you want to know more click on their names, and you can find their phone numbers on them and see if maybe they can mail you some if you want.

Products that I used:

Cardstock~SU Whisper White, Lavender Lace, unknown DP Ink~SU Lavender Lace, SU markers Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Prismacolor maker PM-122 Light Peach.

Accessories~Unknown ribbon, sticky gems from Michael's, Gem Brad from Making Memories, SU Boho Blossoms Punch, Best Creations Dark Lavender sticker sheet item #GS012, SU Word Window and Modern Label punches, Happy Easter rubber stamp from SU stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Come back tomorrow for some news about Soft Pencil Studios, and maybe a little something to give you inspiration.

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Soft Pencil Wednesday?

Yes, you read the title correctly, it is Soft Pencil Day on Wednesday! Actually, I am the only DT member that is posting on Wednesday. My computer caught a virus on Sunday evening, and I had to have a computer repair person come and remove it on Tuesday which was the soonest they could pencil my computer into their schedule. Thank heavens all is ok now and I didn't lose anything, all data, photos and digi images are in perfect shape. Yay! Anyhoo, I love my DT assignments and decided that even though I am late, I would post them anyways. So today I am showing you "Molly, Timmy and the baby chick".
This is what I created with it:

Yes, pink and green like last week. I love the designer paper sample that I had and that you are seeing on the card, so I had to use it again. I just couldn't help myself! I added my own polka dots to the eggs with some Smooch shimmer paint, and the image was colored with a combination of Prismacolor markers and stampin Up markers. Add a little ribbon from American Crafts, a button from the Michael's dollar spot for embellishment, and the punched out title and all done. I love simple sketches, they are clean but pretty.
Now, keep watching the Soft Pencil Blog and all of the DT blogs for another new release in April from Soft Pencil Studios. While you are at it, visit the other Soft Pencil DT blogs for more inspiration using this adorable image. I believe you can even find a cute project and tutorial on DT member Cat's blog.
Stay tuned to my blog tomorrow, as I am bringing you a delayed Stamp-n-doodle creation.
Until next time.......Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Soft Pencil Tuesday!!!!

Welcome back and Happy Tuesday to everyone! Today is Soft Pencil Studios Day, and we got to work with a very cute image called "Painting Eggs With Amy". Let me apologize first for my photo, the lighting in Ohio is terribly dismal today, and no matter what I tried to do to edit the photo, I just couldn't get the colors to shine bright enough! I will list the colors that I used below.

Here is a close-up that turned out a little better, at least you can see the sparkle of the Stickles glitter glue that I used. Anyhoo, isn't she adorable? Go visit the other DT members blogs to see what inspirational creations they designed, and then rush over to the SP store and pick up your copy of this little cutie!

Cardstock used~SU YoYo Yellow, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist. Background stamp is Hero Arts, and the sentiment is from the Su set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Now, I am off to go rest for a bit in hopes of getting rid of my Spring sinus attack. Why do I live in Ohio? Anyhoo, take care and until next time...............Blessings, Lisa

Monday, March 14, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Monday

Hello, and welcome to Stamp-n-doodle Monday! I had the great pleasure of working with the image called "Irish Jig". This little Leprechaun is too cute for words!

The theme for this week is "G" words such as green, glitter, gold, etc... and we must have at least 2 items on the card that begin with the letter "G". So, I have green card stock, marker and button, and a strip of Gold card stock and gold thread in the button, and also some green stickles glitter glue on the shamrock that is on the pot of gold. So, hop on over to the other DT ladies blogs, and also to the SND log (links on my sidebar) and join us this week for our challenge, you just might win a prize!

See you tomorrow for Soft Pencil day and until then........................Blessings, Lisa

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Soft Pencil Studio is Open!!!!!

Welcome to the official grand opening of Soft Pencil Studios! Elizabeth has been working really hard to create a new store, and some new images that you will love and have alot of fun using on your projects. She also has some new products coming up in the future, including some digi stickers, and others which she is keeping top secret at the moment. You can follow her store on Facebook, just type soft Pencil Studios in the search box after you log on. Also, here is a link to her new store.

Here is the first image we DT ladies are working with called "Happy Easter"!

Is it cute, or what? I am completely in love with it! Notice the glitter embellishments on the right side, these are something new that I recently found at Michael's craft store, they look like glitter brads, but are really glitter sticky dots. They come in a variety of colors too, so pretty in person. It was kind of a dreary day here in Ohio, so my poor natural light in my house doesn't do them justice in this photo.

Ok, stop on over to the other DT blogs and leave them some love for their hard work, and then off to the new store to check everything out!

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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stamp-n-doodle Blog Hop

Hello, Welcome to a Stamp-n-doodle Blog Hop! We are celebrating the release of several new images for St. Patrick's Day and Spring! If you came here from Molly's Blog, you are following in the right order. If you are not, please go back to the Stamp-n-doodle blog, and start there!

The image that I was asked to work with this week is called "Luck of the Irish". I hope you enjoy what I created with it!
Supplies used: Paper~SU Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery DSP, Retired Wild Wasabi ribbon, sparkle brad from Michael's craft store, Flesh colored Prismacolor marker, SU Markers, Peach Parfait,Pear Pizazz, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and Basic Black, Lime Green Stickles glitter glue on the shamrock on her hat, Gold Smooch shimmer paint, on shoe buckles, and Spellbinder's Rectangle Nestibilities.

Next you should be visiting Jeanette's blog.

Tomorrow is the first day of showing some samples with the new Soft Pencil images, so come back and visit me tomorrow.

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Introducing "Soft Pencil Studios"!

Soft Pencil Designs has changed it's name to Soft Pencil Studios, and it re-opened with 3 new images, and more on the way each month!

Let me introduce you to "Happy Easter". "Painting Eggs with Amy"

and..."Molly, Timmy and the Baby Chick"
Please hop on over to the Soft Pencil Blog and take a peek at the new stuff, and visit me and the other Soft Pencil DT ladies next Tuesday March 8th to see some great card ideas with these new cuties!