Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CPS Sketch Project - No Sponsor and Any Sketch

Hello!!!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project... and this one is a true Free For All!  It's anything goes at CPS... pick your favorite sketch for the year and anything you want for the images / style!  How fun!!!!


Santa!


Oh yeah, it may be past Christmas, but don't you think you should send the Big Guy a "Thank You" card?  Or were you naughty?  LOL!!!

I used CPS Sketch # 170... one of my all-time favorite sketch this year.  Although, picking a favorite sketch was REALLY tough.  It's been an amazing year of sketches by Ms. Tami!




I stamped the Santa twice from the Just Believe set by Shady Tree Studio, one popped up on the main panel.  I punched up the main panel with a sponged background (Antique Linen Distress ink).I'd love it if you stop by and see what else is going on at the CPS blog this week!!  All good stuff, I promise!

Thanks for visiting,
lise

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Supplies:

Stamps: Just Believe by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Black Soot and Antique Linen Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Kraft, Kiwi and Black by Bazzill, Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Tinsel & Twig by Girls’ Paperie
Other: White paint pen by Sharpie, Clear embossing powder by Ranger, Button, Twine by Garnish, edge die by PTI
Copic Markers: R20, R22, R24, R27, Y23, Y26, E00, E02, 0, YG23, YG25, YG67

Belli Challenge # 107

Hello again!  I'm back with another Belli Challenge project.  This is the second project for this month, as a guest designer with the Belli Challenge team. I've had a ton of fun designing with their crew!  Thanks for having me this month!


Belli Challenge #107: Merry Christmas!
Let It Snow

This wonderful snowman is from Shady Tree Studio's Just Believe stamp set.  I just love his Primitive / country style.  It fits this little guy to be stamped on kraft cardstock and painted with white pigment ink.  I added a bit of additional color with various Distress inks.  My single bit of embellishment for this card is a hand drawn holly leaves with circle punched berries.  They aren't perfect, but this snowy guy doesn't seem to mind.

Thanks again for stopping by today!  I'd love it if you stopped by the Creative Belli Blog for more inspiration and designer goodness!  It's been a joy working with the Belli Challenge team!!!

lise


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Supplies:
Stamps: Just Believe by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Snow Cap pigment ink by Ranger, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, and Forest Moss Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Kraft, Red and Green by Bazzill, Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Christmas Chesnut Soup by Jillibean Soup
Other: Clear embossing powder, water brush, 1/4” circle punch by EK Success, precision scissors, Tim Holtz edge die by Sizzix

Winter Roses

Hello!  I'd love it if you stopped by the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog for the details on my recent post.

Thanks for visiting,
lise

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shady Tree Studios Celebration!

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

In celebration of Nancy's birthday (the illustrator and owner of Shady Tree Studios) and the New Year, Nancy is offering a wonderful sale!

Today through January 4th, all Stamp Sets are 20% off!!!

Visit the Stamp Store to check out all the wonderful sets!

Be back soon with a project...

Thanks,
lise

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve... the snow is gently falling in St. Louis, guaranteeing a white Christmas.  But to me, this doesn't matter because I'll be celebrating with those I love.

Merry Christmas from the Silver family!  Stay safe and warm... and I'll be back in a few days to share more stamping inspiration!

Much love,
lise

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CPS Sketch # 198 - No Sponsor

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  December is a sponsor-free, so we're playing a bit for each sketch!


Let It Snow

This card couldn't be more simple.  It's really all about the patterned paper, the balance of colors and some festive snowflakes!  I stamped the "Let it Snow" sentiment from the Just Believe set from Shady Tree Studios on my tab edge (cut with the Tim Holtz edge die).

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the CPS blog for more designer inspiration and ideas!
lise

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Supplies:
Stamps: Just Believe by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Antique Linen and Black Soot Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Tinsel & Twig by Girls’ Paperie
Other: Tim Holtz edge die by Sizzix, die by PTI, Snowflakes Shapeabilities by Spellbinder, buttons by Basic Grey, twine by Garnish, Glitter and glue by EK Success

Yappy Kissmas

Hello!  I'd love it if you stopped by for a punny project of mine at Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog.

Thanks!
lise

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Hello!  This is just a quick post tonight...

The blog candy winner is:

Pat Smith

Please email me at lisa_silver{at}charter{dot}net and I'll get your treats in the mail.

Thanks for visiting!
lise

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Daydream...

Hello!  It's release day at Shady Tree Studio!  I have another project to share with you that was a ton of fun to create!

Before I forget... I have blog candy up for grabs to celebrate the December 16th release.  You can read more about it HERE.  I'll randomly pick a winner from my followers on Sunday!

Daydream

As soon as I saw the "Groovy Kind of Love" stamp set, I knew I'd need to create this card.  It's meant to look like a piece of ripped notebook paper... the kind of doodle you might have done in school when you should have been paying attention!  I used to draw in all of my notebooks... nothing this amazing, but all my school notebooks had bubble letters, flowers, butterflies.

I stamped the house scene image on lined patterned paper and colored with Prismacolor pencils to mirror a notebook daydream drawing.  A bit of washi and tissue tape and a metal clip round out the embellishments.

Be sure to stop by to see more inspiration from the Shady Tree Studios team:

Michele Hetland
Jennifer Scull


Thanks for visiting!
lise
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Supplies:
Stamps: Groovy Kind of Love stamp set by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Three Little Birds by Lily Bee
Other: Spiral Notebook edge die by MFT, washi tape, tissue tape by Tim Holtz, clip by Making Memories, Prismacolor pencils

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shabby Flowers... and Blog Candy!

Hello!  It's the second day of sneak peeks for Shady Tree Studio's December release (December 16th) to be exact!  I have a project I thought I'd share with you that I hope inspires.

Shabby Flowers

I used the same Bouquets and Butterflies (6"x8") set for today's card.  There are SO many images and sentiments with this set.  I stamped the flower trio with Black Soot Distress ink and embossed.  The image was colored with Copic markers.  I used a bit of Sepia Brown Copic to add highlights to the flowers and leaves to mimic the Girls' Paperie patterned paper.  I added a carnival ticket behind the main image with my "with love" sentiment (it's my favorite of the set... the script is just amazing and natural to me).

I hope you'll check out the rest of the designer's projects today! (I forgot to do that for yesterday's post... oops!).

 
Oh!!!  And if you made it this far, I'd like to offer some blog candy.  Nancy sent me an extra set to share with some lucky winner.  I've decided to add a few odds and ends to sweeten the deal.  There's some Flower Soft, carnival tickets, ribbon, Zva Creative crystals joining the darling set from Shady Tree Studio!
 
 
I'll select from one of my followers on Sunday of this week.  If you are already a follower, just leave me a note and let me know.
 
Thanks a bunch!
lise
 
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Supplies:
Stamps: Bouquets and Butterflies by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Pink by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Girls' Paperie
Other: Clear Embossing powder by Ranger, Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Sewing machine and thread, pin by Making Memories, carnival tickets (from a carnival supply store in St. Louis), seam binding by Hug Snug
Copic Markers: YG21, YG23, YG25, Y32, Y35, W1, 0, E37, R81, R85, R89

CPS Sketch # 197 - No Sponsor

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  This month is sponsor free for the designers... so we're creating up a storm!


Just Believe

I had a ball coloring this sweet primitive / country snowman from the Just Believe stamp set from Shady Tree Studio.  Nancy, the owner and illustrator for these lovely images, was originally a part of Cornish Heritage Farms, where we worked together.  She was so smart to purchase the rights back to her images and start her own enterprise.  And it's a joy to be stamping with her images again!

I stamped and embossed him with Walnut Brown Distress ink on Kraft cardstock.  I colored him with white pigment ink and added highlights, shadows and other details with various distress inks.  I added a bit of faux-stitching around the main image (after adding a bit of frosty edges with white pigment ink).  I opted for a faux blanket stitch.  If I'd been really hardcore, I would have actually used thread and stitched... but, I'm a stamper and love ink.

And isn't this patterned paper just perfect for my snowman?  I think so!

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Be sure to stop by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration!


liseStamps: Just Believe by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door, Black Soot, and Forest Moss Distress inks by Ranger, Snow Cap pigment ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft, Red and Brown by Bazzill, Solar White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Christmas Chesnut Soup (Whole Cloves) by Jillibean Soup
Other: waterbrush, brown micron pen, clear embossing powder by Ranger, piercing tool, Shapeabilities by Spellbinders, button by Basic Grey, Ink the Nick of Twine by Garnish, glitter and glue by EK Success
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Supplies:

Belli Challenge # 106

Hello!  I'm really excited to be a Guest Designer for Belli Challenge.  You can see the wonderful designs and inspiration of their designers HERE.


The current challenge is #106 - anything Christmassy (paper, stamps, ribbon, snowflakes, charms, etc...)


That's right up my alley!  Here's my project...


Snowbody Like You

I really loved the November release at There She Goes.  I shopped... and couldn't be happier with their fun images!  This card just makes me happy... the bright colors of the patterned paper and the super cute image are just perfect together!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love it if you visited the Creative Belli Blog for more inspiration.

Lise
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Supplies:
Stamps: Snowy Days by There She Goes
Ink: Black Soot and Barn Door Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah, Teal by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Everybody Loves Christmas by Echo Park
Other: Nestabilities and Snowflake Shapeabilities by Spellbinder, glitter and glitter glue by EK Success, In the Nick of Twine by Garnish, button by Basic Grey, clear embossing powder by Ranger, white paint pen by Sharpie
Copic Markers: T1, T3, T5, T7, R20, R22, R24, R27, YG21, YG25, BG10, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39

Sweet Christmas Pup

Hello!  I'd love it if you stopped by the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog for the details on my latest project.

Thanks for visiting,
lise

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

With Love

Hello!  It's the first day of designer sneak peeks for Shady Tree Studio images and I have a super simple project to share.

With Love

This project couldn't be more understated and simple.  I stamped the hearts from Bouquets and Butterflies stamp set with Black Soot Distress ink and embossed.  Each heart was trimmed and stitched to the card base - a lacy doily and textured cardstock.

Here's a view from the side to show you the level of dimension.

I plan to make a stack of these to share for those I love all year long, maybe with different colored hearts (just for fun!).

I'll have more projects to share.
Thanks for visiting,
lise

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Stamps: Bouquets and Butterflies by Shady Tree Studio
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Pink by Bazzill
Other: texture plate by PTI, sewing machine, doily, clear embossing by Ranger, corner rounder, precision scissors

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CPS Sketch # 196 - No Sponsor

Hello! It's time for another CPS Sketch project. There are no sponsors for the designers in December, so we all had a bunch of fun creating!


Snow Flurries

This project couldn't be more simple. It's really all about the rhinestones and crystalline snowflakes here!

I hope you'll stop by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration and for information on how to join in the fun!


Thanks,
lisa


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Supplies:

Ink: Antique Linen Distress ink by Ranger

Paper: Natural White by Neenah

Patterned Paper: Everybody Loves Christmas (Snowman) by Echo Park

Other: Snow Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft, Corner rounder, rhinestones by Recollections, button by SEI, Shapeabilities by Spellbinder, glitter by EK Success, silk ribbon

Vintage Village

Hello!  I'd love it if you stopped by the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog today to check out my latest project posting.


Thanks!
lise

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Exciting News!!!

Hello!  I wanted to share with you some exciting news!!

I've been asked to join the Shady Tree Studio's Design Team!  You can read the announcement HERE.  I worked with Nancy, owner and illustrator for STS, when her line was marketed and sold through Cornish Heritage Farms.  It's great to work with her again and her amazing team.

Be on the watch for the newest release (just around the corner) and potentially some blog candy.  I've not done a great deal of blog giveaways in the past, but I'll have something for you soon to celebrate!

Thanks a million for visiting!
lise

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CPS Sketch # 195 - The {Stamps} of Life... Take 2!

Hello! I'm back to share a second design for this week's CPS Sketch! This week our sponsor is the {Stamps} of Life! I really couldn't wait to create with this second stamp set (Holly4Christmas)... it's amazing in every way.  I love the font for the sentiments, the images, everything!

Holly Jolly Christmas


I split the sentiment on my main panel (carefully inking - and covering the part I didn't want to be inked with cellophane tape).  I embossed and then colored with Copic markers.  The strand of lights was embossed, colored and carefully trimmed to adhere to the front of my card.


The holly leaves were pieced with some of the (perfectly themed - if I do say so myself) patterned paper and used as an embellishment.
Thanks for visiting!
Lise
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Stamps: Holly4Christmas (set #14) by the Stamps of Life
Ink: Antique Linen and Black Soot Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Everybody Loves Christmas (Garland) by Echo Park
Other: Precision Scissors, clear embossing powder by Ranger, red seam binding
Copic Markers: R20, R22, R24, R27, Y15, B91, YG23, YG67, 0

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whee!!!

Hello!  I just posted a new project on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog and I'd love it if you stopped by for a visit.

Thanks!
Lisa

CPS Sketch # 195 - The {Stamps} of Life

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project!  This week our sponsor is the {Stamps} of Life!  I just adore the images available from the {Stamps} of Life... be sure to check them out!


I created two projects this week for the sketch and sponsor - the first posted today.


Earthy Trees


My first project is all about paper piecing.  I love this technique.  It's a great way to incorporate color and continuity in a design.  The birds were stamped and colored, popped up on the tree.

I'll be back tomorrow with my second design with this sketch.
Thanks for visiting!
lisa

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Stamps: trees2build by The Stamps of Life
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah, Brown and Kraft by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket
Other: clear embossing powder by Ranger, slot punch by EK Success, Twill by May Arts
Copic markers: G94, G99, 0, B91, B93, E11, E13, E15, Y32
Final card size: 4" x 6"

Monday, November 29, 2010

All Stamping Tech Challenge

Hello!  I'm excited to be participating in the All Stamping Tech Challenge with Technique Tuesday this month, as a guest designer!  This month's challenge was a color combo challenge:


Here's my take on the combo.



It's a relatively simple card... and all about the colors.  I stamped and embossed the sun (twice - on light and dark yellos) and the clouds.  I carefully trimmed the images and popped up on the card base...  simple stuff.

I'd love it if you stopped by the Technique Tuesday forum for all the details and to check out the other designers' projects for more inspiration -- COLOR CHALLENGE THREAD.

Thanks for visiting,
lise

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Stamps: The Weather Report by Technique Tuesday
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Light and Dark Yellow, Light and Dark Blue by Bazzill
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Accessories: Nestabilities by Spellbinder, precision scissors, clear embossing powder by Ranger, dimensional tape by 3M, embossing plate by PTI, corner rounder by Zutter, Copic markers (0, B00)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Technique Tuesday Guest Stamping Tech

Hello everyone!  I couldn't be more proud... I'm one of the Technique Tuesday Guest Stamping Techs for November!


I thought I'd share the projects I created for them here, as well as the links to all the chat.


First, the links:


Meet November's Guest Stamping Techs
Check out Lisa Silver's amazing TT projects! (that's the thread title, not me beefing!)


And now, the projects:
You're a Hoot


This project was created with lots of patterned paper. I created a free-form tree from a great green patterned paper (Lemonade by Basic Grey) and stamped the branch in a couple different ways to make it seem like part of one big tree. I thought it would be fun to stack my owls... a real HOOT!!!


Just A Note


For this project, I thought it would be fun to create a dimensional vase with some "real" roses. My vase was stamped twice, first on the main panel and then again on a second piece of cardstock (which was carefully trimmed). The top vase was popped up on the main panel and coated with a layer of Glossy Accents to give a little realism.

Tomorrow


This project was just fun! I had this in mind the minute I saw this stamp set... it's all about the images. One little detail that's not easily seen (unless you have the card in hand) is that I made a duplicate of the umbrella and scored to resemble a real umbrella.





Memories


This project was all about dimension! I stamped the Daisy several times, carefully trimmed each and layered one on top of the other to create a large, dimesional flower. I added a few leaves to the side to give a bit of balance. The ribbon on the card is gathered seam binding... just a little thread pulled through gives a great ruffle.



Thanks for visiting!
lise
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Supplies:
You're A Hoot:
Stamps: Wise Guys by Technique Tuesday
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Lemonade patterned paper by Basic Grey
Ink: Black Soot and Shabby Shutters Distress inks by Ranger
Accessories: precision scissors, dimensional tape by 3M, clear embossing powder by Ranger, white gel pen by Ranger, Copic markers (BG78, R83, R85, YR09)
Techniques: Precision trimming, embossing


Just a Note:
Stamps: Long Stemmed Sentiments by Technique Tuesday
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Trendy Mini Papers by Jenni Bowlin
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Accessories: Nestabilities by Spellbinder, carnival ticket (from a carnival ticket roll), Polka Dot embossing folder by Provo Craft, Glossy Accents by Ranger, roses by I Am Roses, Lipstick Atyou Spica pen by Imagination International, copic markers (0, T1, R22, R24, R
Techniques: embossing, precision trimming


Tomorrow:
Stamps: The Weather Report by Technique Tuesday
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, 365 degrees by Pink Paislee
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Accessories: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Precision Scissors, dimensional tape by 3M, clear embossing powder by Ranger, Glossy Accents by Ranger, seam binding by Hug Snug, Copic Markers (R22, R24, R27, YR00, YR02, YR09, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG10, BG13, 0)
Techniques: embossing, precision trimming


Memories:
Stamps: Delightful Daisies and Storytellers Ledgers by Technique Tuesday
Paper: Kraft and Brown cardstock by Bazzill, Natural White by Neenah, Restoration Collection by Crate Paper
Ink: Old Paper and Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Accessories: Clear embossing powder by Ranger, precision scissors, seam binding by Hug Snug, Spiral die by MFT, dimensional tape by 3M, Copic Markers (R24, G94, Y32, 0)
Techniques: Precision trimming, embossing

Monday, November 22, 2010

CPS Sketch # 194 - Free For All

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  I wasn't sponsored this week, so I decided to pull out a stamp set that I've been wanting to use for quite some time!


Missing You

I just adore the Pure Innocence line from My Favorite Things.  The sweet little girl is just darling!  I stamped the little girl twice, coloring and cutting one of them precisely.  I popped one up on the main panel for dimension.  I also sponged Broken China Distress ink over the main panel for my sky.

Here's a view of the dimension.  I added White Enamel Accents to the snowflakes falling and Black Enamel Accents to her coat buttons for shine.

Be sure to visit the CPS blog for more designer inspiration!
Thanks for visiting,
lise

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Supplies:
Stamps: Flurry of Love by My Favorite Things
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko, Broken China Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Solar White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Dasher by Basic Grey
Other: Sponge, precision scissors, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, enamel accents in white and black by Ranger
Copics: 0, E40, E42, E44, E00, E02, YG93, YG95, BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, R20, R22, R24, R27

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hello!

Hello, indeed!!!  I'm just stopping by quickly to say hi and to direct you to the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog for a project I posted last Wednesday.  For some reason, my post didn't go live as I had scheduled... darn it...  But, it's never too late to visit!


Thanks for visiting!
lise

CPS Sketch # 193 - Kraftin' Kimmie

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  The sponsor this week is Kraftin' Kimmie!!


Frosty Friend

I had a blast creating this project.  I stamped my little skater twice - one was colored and carefully trimmed, placed directly over the main image.  To give a bit of shadow behind my image, I sponged with a bit of Weathered Wood Distress ink.
TIP: When adding Silver Leaf Krylon paint to small areas, the best way to stay "in the lines" is to use a small paint brush.  Pick up a bit of the paint with the tip of your brush and add to small spaces of your design.
I hope you'll stop by and visit the CPS blog for more designer inspiration... and information on how to participate for a change to win a prize pack from Kraftin' Kimmie
Thanks for visiting,
Lisa
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Supplies:
Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie
Ink: Black Soot and Weathered Wood Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Solar White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Wintertime (Flurry) by Echo Park
Other: Nestabilities and Snowflake Shapeabilities by Spellbinder, clear embossing powder by Ranger, corner rounder, Silver leaf pen by Krylon, small paint brush, button by Oriental Trading, glitter and glue by EK Success
Copic markers: B91, B93, B95, R20, R22, G40, G94, G99, T1, T3, T5, 0

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CPS Sketch # 192 - Paper Pretties

Hello!  It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  This week's sponsor is Paper Pretties!  Their website it chock full of fantastic and fun images, great crafting supplies and their service is SUPER fast.  I know I'll be ordering again.

Season of Joy

The images from the Season of Joy set reminded me of the Charlie Brown Christmas special I used to watch every year.  It's that time of year again too!  I can't wait to watch it again this year with my children.  The bright primary colors just seemed to be the perfect color palette for my "cartoon" inspiration!

I stamped the little birdhouse (maybe Woodstock's house?  hah) and colored with Copic markers.  I airbrushed the sky and added a bit of Liquid Pearls to be the snow.  The strand of lights made a fun frame.  I frosted the edges of my card and around the central panel with a little white pigment ink... almost like peering out a frosty-cold window to a snowy landscape.  My next door neighbors always put Christmas lights in their windows, so it seemed like a perfect combination!

Be sure to stop by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration and information on how to participate in the sketch this week.  You could win the Paper Pretties prize pack!

Thanks for visiting,
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Stamps: Season of Joy (EZ mount set) by Paper Pretties
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko, Snow Cap pigment ink by Ranger
Paper: Red and Blue by Hero Arts, Solar White by Neenah
Other: snowflake punch by EK Success, clear Atyou Spica pen, white opal Liquid Pearls by Ranger, Sponge, airbrush system, Eclipse tape
Copics; R22, R24, R27, RV13, V13, Y15, YR16, G14, G17, B00, B21, B24, 0, T1, T3, E40, E42, E44

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Roses

Hello!  I posted a new project on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog today.  I'd love it if you stopped by to visit and catch all the details!


Thanks,
Lisa

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CPS Sketch # 191 - Catherine Pooler

Hello!  It's time to share with you my CPS sketch project for the week.  This week's sponsor is Catherine Pooler, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator.

I have always had a soft spot for Stampin' Up products.  I really love that the images can be purchased as unmounted or as traditional wood mounted stamps.  And it's so much fun curling up with the catalog, isn't it?  So much fun!!!  OK... enough chatter from me.  The sketch this week was a FABULOUS one!!!




Note for You

So, my project is a literal depiction of the sketch - with the exception of the sentiment flag.  I used all Stampin' Up product, except for the Nestabilities to die-cut my "rings".  And I just love the bright colors!  I plan to send this cheerful card to my son's teacher as a little thank you for all her hard work this year.

I hope you'll stop by the Card Positioning Systems blog for more designer inspiration and details on how to join in the fun this week.  You could be a random winner of the prize package from Catherine Pooler, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator.

Thanks for visiting!
lise
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Stamps: Apple Blossoms by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive and Basic Black by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point and Whisper White cardstocks by Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Celebrations by Stampin' Up!
Other: corner rounder by Stampin' Up! / EK Success, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, precision scissors

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Squeaky Clean

Hello!  I have a new post on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog today and I'd love it if you stopped by to visit!



Thanks!
Lisa

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Treat Boxes

I thought I'd post a quick and fun project I created for my children and my niece for Halloween.

Treat Boxes

I am completely enamoured with the Happy Haunting stamp set by Whipper Snapper.  The super talented Ms. Anna Wight is the illustrator for these images... and as soon as I saw the sneak peaks for the set, I knew I had to buy it.  Now... I don't send Halloween cards, but I really think I'll get a lot of use for this fun set.  If anything else, I'll find an excuse to send Halloween cards or treats to everyone I know!!!  Haha!!

Believe it or not, this was a very fast project to complete.  I used my Cricut Expression to cut the fry boxes with the Make the Cut program.  I found a fry box in the gallery and cut using my Expression.  It's really a fantastic way to use your Expression... since the cost of the cartridges can be very prohibitive.

Once the boxes were cut, I stamped (in orange ink - and not visible in my photos) the little ghost image on the boxes.  I adhered the sides with very strong tape and set aside.

I stamped my images and layered on Lacey scallop die-cuts.  Images were colored with copic markers.

The treats were a huge hit... and I had the pleasure of creating for fun!

Thanks for visiting,
lise

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Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Haunting by Whipper Snapper Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko, Sunset Orange Adirondack ink by Ranger
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Black and Orange by Bazzill
Other: Nestabilities by Spellbinder, seam binding in black, dog tag punch by EK Success, Make the Cut software in conjunction with Cricut Expression (boy do I love that program!!)
Copic markers: E50, E53, E55, E57, E59, YR00, YR02, YR04, BV00, BV02, BV04, YG21, YG25, 0, T1

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CPS # 190 - Taylored Expressions

Hello!  I have another CPS sketch project to share with you today.  This week's sketch sponsor is Taylored Expressions.


Christmas Carol
I had a BLAST creating this project.  I just love penguins.  I can't be sure if it's the way they waddle along, they way they always look happy or the fact that they're just such snazzy dressers... but penguins make me smile!

I stamped the penguins for this card twice... once on cardstock and the second time on my Nestabilities rectangle.  Both were colored and the first set was trimmed out carefully with precision scissors.  Before adhering the penguins over the Nestabilities rectangle, I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the image to give a lovely glow of color to my little scene.

As an added detail, I filled in a few white spaces with White Enamal Accents (on the hat) and added a bit of Stickles to give a bit of glimmer.


To dye my seam binding, I used a bit of water and Tumbled Glass Distress reinker.  I started with a bit of white seam binding and added to a zip-top bag.  After spritzing with a bit of water and dye ink, I smashed it around a bit and then pulled out to air dry.  When I'm in a bit of a rush, I use my heat gun and scrunch to dry.

I'd love it if you stop by the CPS Sketch blog for more designer inspiration and added details on how you can try your hand at the sketch of the week (you'll be entered to win a Taylored Expressions prize package, if you join the fun).

Thanks for visiting,
lise
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Supplies:
Stamps: Penguin Pals by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Tumbled Glass and Black Soot Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Teal by Bazzill, Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Jolly by Golly by Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: Enamel Accents by Ranger, Christmas Red and Diamond Stickles by Ranger, seam binding
Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinder, precision scissors, sponge
Copic Markers: R20, R22, R24, R27, YR00, YR04, BG10, BG13, E31, E35, W1, 0

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Clean and Simple Roses

Hello!  I posted a project on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog today.  I'd love it if you stopped by to check out the details!

Thanks!
Lisa

Monday, October 25, 2010

CPS # 189 - Kraftin' Kimmie

Hello!  I thought I'd posted this already... where is the time going?

Last week's CPS sketch was sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie.

The CPS sketch for the week was # 189:





Gift for You

Isn't this image too cute?  The paper I selected is a bit bright, but I think it works for our sweet little mice.  I pulled colors from the Snow Day Crate patterned paper for my Copic marker selection... and had a ball coloring!  I carefully trimmed a snowflake from a piece of patterned paper and layered it on snowflakes (cut from white cardstock with Nestabilities).  I had also glittered my snowflakes... because I could.

You can find my card and other designer inspiration at CPS Card Sketches.  And be sure to check out the other great images available at Kraftin' Kimmie.

Thanks for visiting!
lise

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Supplies:

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Solar White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Snow Day Collection by Crate Paper
Other: Liquid Pearls by Ranger, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, glitter by EK Success
Copic Markers: RV91, RV95, R20, R22, R24, R27, Y23, YR12, BG10, BG45, BG49, N1, N3, N5, N7, 0, YG91, YG95, YG99, E40, E42, E44

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Under Your Spell

Hello!  I have a new project posted with a mini tutorial posted on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog today.  I'd love it if you stopped by to visit!

Thanks!
Lisa

CPS Sketch # 188 - In Style Stamps

Hello!  I have a CPS Sketch project to share with you today!  This week's sponsor is In Style Stamps.

Glamour Girl

Isn't this girl just gorgeous?  I would love to go shopping with this darling gal!  I thought I'd add a bit of retro flair to this sweet girl.  Her top is paper-pieced and I used the colors of the Togetherness patterned paper to color the rest of the image.  I colored her glasses and to add a bit of shine with Glossy Accents. 

I'd love it if you stopped by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration and details on this week's sketch.

Thanks for visiting,
lise

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Supplies:
Stamps: Suzie Q stamp by In Style Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft and Cream by Bazzill, Solar White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Togetherness by Cosmo Cricket
Embellishment: Button, Atyou Spica glitter pens by Copic
Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinder, corner rounder by Zutter, Impression plate by PTI, Glossy Accents by Ranger, airbrush system, Quickie glue by Sakura, precision scissors
Copic markers: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, R00, R02, R08, W1, W5, 0, E40, E42, E44, E00, E02, E50, E53