Saturday, May 21, 2016

CardMaker Blog Post

Hello!  I have a post on the CardMaker blog, sharing pictures of my creative space.  I'd love it if you stopped by to visit!



Thanks,
Lisa

Friday, May 6, 2016

CardMaker Blog Post Today

Hello!  I have a post on the CardMaker blog with a couple projects to help celebrate a special graduate!  I'd love it if you stopped by to check it out.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CardMaker Blog Team and The Greeting Farm Hop!

Hello everyone!

I'm incredibly excited to be posting a project today with the CardMaker blog team, featuring projects using stamps from The Greeting Farm.


You should have arrived from the 
CardMaker blog.  The full hop list is below so you can view all the great projects today.  We'd love it if you joined along!


Without further ado, here's my first project.

Get Well Soon:

The Greeting Farm kindly let us all pick an image or clear set to use.  I selected the Christmas stamp set called Let It Snow by The Greeting Farm.  When I first saw the bear in the set, I thought he could be holding a hot mug of soup and altered to look like he's under the weather.




I inked the bear image and used a Q-tip to remove the ink from his mouth.  I stamped on white cardstock and then used a Copic Multi-liner pen to draw in a sad face.  I know when I'm ill, I tend to look rather pathetic, wrapped up in a blanket with a mug of something warm in hand.

I love using holiday images for non-holiday projects!  Talk about getting more for your money!  This bear is so cute too, isn't he?

I colored the image simply with Copic markers.  I used a handheld Dymo label maker to create my sentiment.

My next project is a set of holiday gift tags.





I promise myself every year that I'm going to create my own gift tags for Christmas.  And every year, I get down to the wire on holiday preparations and must jettison the idea.  It's a good year when I can get my gifts wrapped in time.  ;)

The plan this year is to create a few tags each month and tuck them away for my marathon wrapping session.  Tell me I'm not the only person to leave the wrapping until the last possible moment?  So far, I have two sets of tags ready to go, which is two sets more than I made last year.

I usually wrap my gifts in silver paper, so I chose a soft pool color and silver cord to coordinate.  Super fast and super simple.

Your next stop on the hop is Dawn Lusk.  Be sure to visit and leave a comment.  Word on the street... The Greeting Farm will be giving away a $50 gift certificate on their blog.  What a great prize!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lisa


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Affiliate links provided where available

Supplies:

Stamps: Let It Snow (The Greeting Farm)

Other: Dymo Label Maker - handheld (Amazon)



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Video: Post on CardMaker Blog Today

Hello!  I would love it if you checked out my post today on the CardMaker blog --> HERE.



I'm sharing a technique video and would love it if you stop by to watch.  It's my first video too... eek!

Thanks for visiting,
Lisa



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ranger and CardMaker Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm very excited to be hopping with the CardMaker blog team today, highlighting Ranger Industries products.  We were sent the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons to showcase in this hop.

You should have arrived from Linda Beeson's blog.  The full hop list is below so you can view all the great projects today. We'd love it if you joined along!



Let's jump into the projects, shall we?

Both of my projects were a bit of an experiment.  I thought I'd try my hand at mixed media.  While it's not my daily go-to style, I had a lot of fun pulling the elements together.

Butterfly Wish



To recreate this card:
  1. Adhere Tim Holtz Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap to a white cardstock panel with Distress Collage Medium
  2. Place the Flourishes stencil over the panel and cover with Transparent Gloss texture paste and allowed to dry
  3. Using the Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mermaid Lagoon crayons, color over the background.  Blend the crayons with your finger, achieving green, orange, and purple in the background.
  4. Use a damp cloth or baby wipe to remove the crayon from the transparent texture pasted areas.  Since the background was treated with the Distress Medium adhesive, the color will remove from these areas as well, so hit only the high spots.
  5. Complete your card and embellish with a medallion and paper string

Here's a close-up of the background:




While my supplies were out, I thought I'd try a second card with a slight variation.

Bright:



To recreate this card:


  1. Adhere Tim Holtz Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap to a white cardstock panel with Distress Collage Medium
  2. Color the background with Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mermaid Lagoon crayons.  Blend the crayons with your finger, achieving green, orange, and purple in the background.
  3. Place the Lace stencil over the panel and covered with Transparent Gloss texture paste and allow to dry.  This step needs to be done carefully.  The addition of the texture paste will "move" the crayon a bit and it will be easy to overwork the background.  An overworked background = mud = trash bin = : (
  4. Use a damp cloth or baby wipe to remove the crayon from the open background areas.  Since the background was treated with the Distress Medium adhesive, the color will remove easily.  All of the crayon under the transparent paste will be trapped.
  5. Complete your card and embellish with ribbon

Overall, the Distress Crayons are a unique product with very interesting properties.  The colors are vibrant and blend well.  I know I have more experiments in mind and can't wait to see what the rest of the team created!  They are sure to inspire!

Kim Klinkovsky is next on the hop!

Thanks for visiting,
Lisa
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Affiliate links provided where available

Supplies:

Paper:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap Paper (Ranger)
Pop-Tone Blu Raspberry and Pop-Tone Lemon Drop cardstock (The French Paper Company)



Monday, March 28, 2016

CardMaker Blog Post Today

Hello again!  I have a post on the CardMaker blog with a 10 minute card and some tips to set yourself up for success.  I'd love it if you stopped by to check it out.




Thanks!
Lisa

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Post on CardMaker Blog today

Hello!  I would love it if you checked out my post today on the CardMaker blog --> HERE <-- to see all the details on how I store sequins!



Thanks for visiting!
Lisa




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CardMaker and American Crafts Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

I'm incredibly excited to be posting a project today with the CardMaker blog team, featuring projects using the Amy Tangerine Better Togethercollection from American Crafts.


You should have arrived from the CardMaker blog.  The full hop list is below so you can view all the great projects today.  We'd love it if you joined along!



I have a ton of pictures... are you ready for this?


This paper was just amazing!  I love pretty papers and it seems like ages since I've delved into a paper collection.  And wow, what a joy!

My project is a small stationary set with a matching box to house the cards.  It's a simple box, but I'd like to step this out a bit so you can recreate it.

First, here's the box template with score line measurements and what sections to cut:


Score, cut and fold along the dotted lines as pictured above.  Round the corners of the flap closure and the base of the box for a professional look.

The result is a simple box that will hold either 3 cards + envelopes or 6 completed cards.  If your stationary set has bulky embellishments, you'll find that fewer fit.


This is a picture of my card box.  Because I just LOVED the paper, I opted to keep the box simple in white cardstock and added the patterned paper to the flap.  To keep the flap in place, I used a magnet.  And I just LOVE that floral pattern.

I created a total of 6 cards with all the same base layout.

Here's the first three... All with that amazing Knot + Bow paper floral paper!






The next set, also with the same layout, featured the Push + Pull pattern.  






This little set will make a great impromptu gift for a friend.  It will give them a smile and when they use the cards, they are passing it on to others!



If you've made it through this gallery of projects, thank you!  Please visit Pamela Haskin to see what loveliness she has in store!

Thank you for visiting!
Lisa

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Affiliate links provided where available

Supplies:
Patterned Paper:

Embellishments:

AMY TAN BETTER TOGETHER TRANSPARENT STICKERS 6"X12" 2/PKG ACCENTS & PHRASES W/GOLD

AMY TAN BETTER TOGETHER WASHI TAPE ROLLS 6/PKG PRINTED & GLITTERED, .25"X32.8YD TOTAL



Other: