Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CPS Sketch # 164 - My Favorite Things

So, what are some of your favorite things?  Sunny days, walks on the beach, hugs from my favorite people, a yummy dinner out, and new stamp supplies are just a few of mine!  It's time for another CPS Sketch and this week is sponsored by My Favorite Things.

Birthday Girl

I just loved this girl.  I think the set was really designed to have her holding an enormous birthday cake, but I thought it would be fun to paper-piece the stack as wrapped gifts.  I used a thin silk ribbon to tie into the wider silk ribbon in the lower section.  The shabby-kraft paper from My Mind's Eye (called Life Stories) seemed just right for this very elegant lady.

I hope you'll stop by the CPS blog to see more designer inspiration.  Join us on the sketch and you could be the winner of a MFT prize pack.

Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Who's That Birthday Girl by My Favorite Things
Ink: Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Life Stories by My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Silk ribbon by May Arts
Tools: Clear embossing powder by Ranger, Sewing machine and thread, Fabri-Tac glue by Beacon
Color Media: Copic markers by Imagination International (W1, 0, E00, E02, R35, R37, R39)

In the Meadow

Hello again!  I have a card posted on the Stamp N Scrap N blog today.  I'd love it if you visited to see all the details.

In the Meadow

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Hop Winners

Hello everyone!  This is just a quick post to share our winners from the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog hop from last weekend.

Stampin Cathy-(stampin c meyers)
Steph H-Glitterbabe

and the Grand Prize winner of a $25.00 Gift Certificate



Please Contact LuAnn to claim your prize.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hello!  This is just a quick note to invite you to join me at the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog for my first blog post.  I share all the details there about this card...


Thanks for visiting!

CPS Sketch # 163 - The Cat's Pajamas

I just LOVE that name... The Cat's Pajamas.  I always say "the cat's meow", but I think I'll be switching it up!  So, why all the rhapsody about a great company name?  Well, it's time for another CPS sketch, sponsored by The Cat's Pajamas.  And the stamps are SO stinkin' cute!

Hey Honey!
I really had a hard time picking one image to use for this project.  The stamp set is called Hearts and Flowers.  Orange is my all-time favorite color!  I found the Joy Ride collection the perfect pairing with the whimsical element of the image and the fun, bright colors it seemed to call for.  I colored the sweet image with copic markers to match the paper choice.
Be sure to visit the CPS blog for more designer inspiration.  We'd love to see your take on the sketch too... and who knows, you could be the weekly prize winner!

Thanks for visiting,
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Detail Blending Paper by Couture Cardstock, Teal cardstock by Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Joy Ride by Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: Grungeboard arrow by Tim Holtz, twill by May Arts
Tools: Blank Canvas paint by Claudia Hellmuth, clear embossing powder by Ranger
Color media: Copic Markers
(E00, E02, E42, E44, 0, N1, N3, N5, R20, G00, BG0000, BG01, BG05, BG09, YR16, YR18)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stamp N Plus Blog Hop

Stamp N Plus Scrap N is pleased to launch their new Blog to bring you fabulous creative ideas and to showcase some of their wonderful images.  To celebrate this new venture, LuAnn is please to introduce you to her Blog Team and we're having a hop to celebrate!!!

If you've been hopping already, you should have arrived from the lovely Ms. Kim!

Be sure to stop at each and every blog along the way and leave some love. One random winner will be chosen from each designer blog to win a Stamp N Plus Scrap N image of their choice. Leave a comment here and you could be the winner of a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Stamp N Plus Scrap N!

You must be a follower of the blog to win, so please subscribe in order  to be eligible to win a prize! Prize winners will be announced on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog next Friday.

Here's the Blog Hop order in it's entirety, in case you found one of us and want to join in. We hope you enjoy browsing the talented Blog Team Projects and find some inspiration at each and every stop along the way!

Lisa <--- That's me!

So, now that all the important business has been covered, I have to say I'm really excited to be a part of this group of ladies - SUCH talent!

The challenge for our first blog hop was to use our first favorite image from Scrap N Plus... What a huge challenge!  Pick only one?!?  Haha!

I thought I'd be inspired by Spring.  This sweet little bunny image was just calling to me!  It's called Mail Bunny (X1510) by Stamp N Plus Scrap N.  I embossed the image and colored with Copic markers.

I loved the kraft envelope... I think I'll tuck a gift card in it before I send to a friend.

Thanks for joining us for our blog hop.  The next on your stop is:

the Divine Ms. Vicki!!!

It's great to have you joining us,
Stamps: Mail Bunny (X1510) by Stamp N Plus Scrap N
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest by Neenah
Patterned Paper: My Sweet Cherry Pie by Nikki Sivils
Other: Clear embossing powder by Ranger, Kraft envelope by Maya Road, lace by Prima Marketing, ribbon by May Arts, sewing machine and thread, Thickers by American Crafts
Copic markers: 0, W1, B00, R20, R22, R24, YG23, YG25, YG0000

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stamp N Plus Scrap N

Hello!  I'm really excited to share that I've been asked to be part of the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog team.  The ladies that are part of this group are so talented!!!  You can follow our projects and ideas on the new group blog ---> HERE.

Please visit the inaugural blog post introducing the team HERE.

The ladies on the team are:
Lisa <--- That's me!

Be sure to visit tomorrow for a Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog hop!  I'll share a very fun project.  There are prizes to be had and fun for all!

Thanks for visiting,

Friday, April 16, 2010

Paper Carnations, Rainbows and Facebook

What a mass of seemingly unrelated items in that title, huh?  It all makes sense (in a crazy way) to me.  Hah!

I love that Spring is here... finally.  Finally!  I don't like to be cold, so the last week of gorgeous 85+ F weather in St. Louis has been amazing!

I have a fun project to share with you that is a quick shout out to Spring.

Hope Blooms...
If you are interested in how to recreate this fun embellishment, please stop by the CHF Forums.  And I use a surprise secret ingredient... nope, I can't spill here.  Check out the technique for more info.  ;-)

And not to be outdone, the real Mother Nature gave us a little show last night.  A quick storm passed through, giving us a beautiful double rainbow.  The second rainbow was so faint, but oh so lovely!

And why do I mention Facebook?  Ah... well, that's the beauty of my Seinfeld-mind... Cornish Heritage Farms has a fan page on Facebook.  Be sure to join us!  You can find our fan page HERE.  See how it all relates?  Spring, flowers, CHF... it's a happy circle!

Thanks for visiting,

Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Life Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms

Dove Gray StazOn by Tsukineko
Perfect Medium by Ranger

Kraft and Mint Green cardstock
White tags by Paper Reflections

Cupcake wrappers - pastel colors
Ribbon by EK Success (Martha Stewart line)
Precision Scissors
Punches in various sizes by EK Success
Piercing tool and mat
Berry Twist and Green Patina Perfect Pearls
water spray bottle
Mini Mister by Ranger
paint brush

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CPS Sketch # 162 - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

It's time for another CPS Sketch project.  This week's sponsor is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I just fell in LOVE with these images... I have a feeling I'll be doing a LOT of shopping in the coming weeks.  Hah!


I really loved this week's sketch and thought I'd have a bit of fun with it.  I used some loopy brads to create a lacing along the side of the card, filling in for the three dot elements.  I colored my princess with Copic markers and added a bit of ivory Flower Soft to the edge of her dress.  The card is fairly monochromatic, but I just couldn't see this princess in anything other than pink.  Hah!

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to visit the CPS blog for more designer inspiration and a chance to win a Kraftin' Kimmie prize pack!

Stamps: Princess Petunia by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Classic Cream by Neenah, Blush Red Light and Medium by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Rain Boots from Daydream collection by October Afternoon
Embellishments: loopy brads by Karen Foster, Satin ribbon by May Arts, Ivory Flower Soft, crystals by Zva Creative
Color Media: Copic markers by Imagination International (E00, E02, R20, R22, R24, W1, 0), Inkssentials Opaque White pen by Ranger
Tools: Quickie Glue pen by Sakura, clear embossing powder by Ranger

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CPS Sketch # 161 - Hero Arts

How about another CPS Sketch project?  This week's sponsor is Hero Arts Stamps.  Play along with the challenge and you can win a fabulous prize pack of goodies!

Let's Catch Up!

This is the kind of card I need to have on hand ALL the time... and send!  I love the idea of a fun card like this.

My fun little twist on this card was to use a dotted S.E.I. paper.  Doesn't it remind you of a bubbly water?  And I used Smooch paints on the fish to give their scales a shimmer.  All the fish were stamped, colored, painted, fussy cut and are floating above the dotted layer.  Page pebbles on the side help the bubble theme.

Be sure to stop by the CPS blog to see more great designs and to put your project in the running for the prize.

Thanks for visiting!  It was great catching up with you!
Stamps: Oceans of Joy by Hero Arts (Poly Clear Set)
Ink: Back Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Detail Blending Paper by Couture Cardstock
Patterned Paper: chick-a-doo by S.E.I.
Color Media: Copic markers by Imagination International (BG45, BG49, YG63, YG67, 0, CO), Smooch by Clear snap (moonlight, Ocean Soul, Pool, Kiwi, Green Apple)
Tools: Clear embossing powder by Ranger, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches by EK Success, corner rounder by Zutter
Embellishments: Page Pebbles by Making Memories

Friday, April 2, 2010

Quilting with Paper is Moxie Fab!

I was inspired to put together a really fast and fun project when I realized I'd yet to crack into my new Material Girl paper by Cosmo Cricket.  And then (you can hear me singing that part, right?)... and then, I realized my card will also be perfect for inclusion in the Moxie Fab challenge this week - Picking Up the Pieces.  Oh how I love when things work like that!

Cute as a Button!

The paper was all pieced together and sewn to resemble a lovely old, family quilt.

I couldn't resist adding a few sewing details to the project to tie the theme together.

If you'd like the step by step details on how to recreate this project, please stop by the CHF forum for my Paper Quilting technique.

Thanks for visiting!
Sew Special (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger

Simply Smooth Vanilla cardstock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Yellow and Red by Bazzill

Patterned Paper:
Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket

Sewing Machine and thread
Pewter Distress paint by Ranger
Non-stick craft mat by Ranger
Chipboard scissors by Maya Road
Stick pins from Joanne's Fabric
crocheted flower (handmade)
Measuring tape twill from Red Lead (Local store but available online)
Copic Markers by Imagination International
Precision Scissors
Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Button by Paper Salon
Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger (optional)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April CHF Stamp of the Month

It's the beginning of a new month (!!!), so that means the latest stamp of the month is available from Cornish Heritage Farms called Fawn in the Grove.  It's always a fantastic deal!  This month, I created the sample card.
Sweet Fawn

Should you purchase this stamp (either on cling mount or on a traditional wooden block), you'll receive the directions to recreate my card.  I really kept the card simple, using inks to watercolor.  I just fell in love with the image... isn't this little fawn sweet?
Thanks for visiting!

-Fawn in the Grove (April SOTM) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Vintage Chintz backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Broken China Distress inks by Ranger

-Simply Heavy Chocolate and Simply Smooth White Cardstocks by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Kraft Cardstock
-Hot Pressed watercolor paper by Fabriano

-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Inkssentials Opaque White pen by Ranger
-Niji waterbrush by Yasutomo
-Satin ribbon by May Arts
-Clear detail embossing powder by Ranger
-heat gun
-corner rounder punch by EK Success