Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to All~
This is going to be a quick post today. I wanted to make a card, for all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving, to wish you a very good one and don't eat too much turkey....oh heck we all know we will- it only comes once a year! But do remember to be thankful for your many blessings and enjoy time with your loved ones.

I combined two challenges in this one.....Stamptacular Sunday Challenge wants Fall colors (easy enough) and Create 4 Fun Challenge (which was a sketch). Very simple card.
A closer view of the image (sorry about the shadows, it was hard to take a pic).
And a closer look at the embellies.
Stamps: Stampendous and Happen Stamps
Ink: Memento, Copics and SU
Cardstock: SU- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie
DP: Debbie Mumm Stack
Embellishments: Stash
Tools: Cuttlebug, SU punch, Scor Pal and Scor Bug
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day. As always I love reading your comments, so if you wish to leave me a few words I truly appreciate them. I am very thankful for all the wonderful ladies out there that I can share this addiction with.
Love ya all~ Lisa

Monday, November 23, 2009

Edwin & Tilda Skating for a Challenge

Hi Everyone~

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had an enjoyable weekend with my daughters visiting. I made a turkey and all the goodies that go with it yesterday and we kinda celebrated an early Thanksgiving dinner. Heidi, my youngest, has to work the this way she and Eric could have turkey with the family.

I made this card last night to relax and unwind after a busy day in the kitchen. I did it for the Magnolia November Sketch Challenge. Don't Tilda and Edwin just make the cutest couple?! I had this paper in a big stack I bought last year at JoAnn's and just had to use the paper with the skates with this stamp. I stamped the image with my copics and highlighted with my white gel pen. I used my new White Flower Soft on the fur trim on Tilda's coat, this was the first time I used looks really cool (the pic doesn't do it justice). And finally the stickles on the ice. Oh I just love how stickles finishes off a card! I punched out the large snowflake from a clear window sheet and did it up with Twinklets Diamond Dust and the small ones were iced with......yep more Stickles!!

Here is a closer look at the image.
And a closer look at the snowflakes....too bad you can't see all the glitter, they just sparkle!!
Stamp: Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics- 0, E000, 01, 17, 19, 31, 33, 37, 49, 50, 57, Y21, YR82, R20, B000, 41, 45, 93, 95, 97, C00, 1, 3, 6, 8
Cardstock: Bazzill and Stampin' Up
DP: DCWV Christmas Stack
Tools: Snowflake punches- EK Sucess and Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Brads and Spacers from my stash
Miscellaneous: Stickles- Star Dust, Twinklets Diamond Dust and Flower Soft- White
Thanks for coming by and please tell me what you think by leaving a comment for me (I love hearing from all of you and reading your kind words). And please come back again.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Time for some Blog Yummies!!!!
Kerry at Three Clovers Designs is offering the following Blog Candy~
8x8 Papertrey Ink Christmas Paper (2 of each design shown), pretty Christmas Ribbon, Green Flat backed pearls, a bag of Diamond Dust by Twinklets, 4 Pewter Christmas Charms and A Magnolia stamp: Alf with Bell
For details on how to enter visit Kerry

Gobble Gobble Turkey- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Hi all~

I am doing a quick post today because my daughters are home visiting for the weekend and the guys are out hunting, so we are talking wedding plans. My youngest, Heidi, just got engaged and we are doing some brain storming for wedding ideas. How exciting!!
So I'm sneaking this one in for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for a Thanksgiving card. Nothing like waiting til the last day, huh? I just think this Mr. Turkey is so cute. I colored him with my copics, highlighted with a white gel pen and did a little doodling around the edge of the image. I stamped the "Gobble Gobble" on some twill tape that I had. The leaves are some artificial leaves I found last year at JoAnn's.

Basically a very quick and easy card.

This is a closer look at the image...
and a closer view of the twill tape. I glued some twine to the top and bottom of the tape to give it a more finished look.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Basic Brown and Copics
Cardstock: Bazzill and SU
DP: Debbie Mumm Stack from JoAnn's
Miscellaneous Supplies: Leaves from JoAnn's, Twill from SU, Twine from stash
Tools: Arch Border Punch from Martha Stewart
Thanks to you all for peeking and please come back to look again.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Colour Create Challenge- Merry Kiss-mouse

Hi Everyone~

Hope you are all having a nice evening. This is a card I made for the Colour Create Challenge. The challenge is to use red, green and white. I had these little mice sitting on my stamping desk and have wanted to ink them up for a few days now, so I thought it would be great for this challenge.
Awwww.....aren't they just the sweetest little mice?
I used my copics to color this image and used my Nesties to cut out the circles. I did some dots with my white gel pen around the dark green circle to pick up some of the dots in the designer paper. The snowflake pattern on the background was made using an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. I put stickles on the background, snowflake and on the image (even though it doesn't show up very well on the pic). I punced the snowflake out with a Martha Stewart punch and tied some floss through a button. That's about it.

Here is a closer look at the image and snowflake.
Stamps: Stampavie
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Copics
0, E000, E01, E53, R00, R20, R14, R27, R46, R59, W00, W1, W3, W6, W8, B000, B41, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG11, G05, G28
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Green Galore, Glorious Green and White
Designer Paper: Pebbles Inc.
Stickles: Star Dust
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Misc.: Button, Floss and Ribbon
That's all for today, hope you all will return again soon and leave me a comment if you wish.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge- Henry's Warm Wishes

Hi All~

I hope you all had a wonderful day. Today I made a card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge. I just LOOOOVE this little mouse. Isn't he just adorable? Here Henry is making a cup of hot cocoa for himself.......or maybe Santa....hmmm who knows.

I colored him with copics. And used this dp I had for a while, it's in a big stack from JoAnne's. The paper had a little bit of a grundgy look so I sponged a little ink around the image to grundge it up a bit. I wasn't sure if this was really working for me, so anyway this is how it turned out. I did a little faux stitching around the paper and used my Nesties to cut out the circles for the sentiment. That's about it.

Here is a closer looksy at the image.

Stamps: Whiff of Joy and the sentiment is from a little set I got a very long time ago from The Angel Company
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Purely Pomegrante, Sahara Sand and Copics
Cardstock: SU Purely Pomegrante and Sage Shadow
Designer Paper: Stack
Ribbon: SU Rose Red and Sage Shadow
Button and Twine: Stash
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Scor Pal and Scor Bug
Punch: SU Scallop Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by and please let me a comment if you wish, I love reading your comments, and come back again. Have a very nice evening.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge- Milk & Cookie Break For Santa

Hi Everyone~

It's another lovely day here in central Wisconsin. The sun is shining and after the yucky October we had this November weather has been a very welcomed change. We all know it's not going to be long before the snow and cold are here to stay for a while......Brrrrr!
This is a card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I just think this Santa is so darn cute. There are a few Santas in the new Whiff of Joy Winter Collection and one is as cute as the other. I colored him with my copics and highlighted with my white gel pen. And had to add some sparkle with my stickles. I wish the stickles would show up on the picture better, but it really adds to the image.

The designer paper is from Adornit and the cardstock is from Stampin' Up and Paper Cut. I didn't have any printed paper that I felt matched the dp I was using, so I stamped the Baja Breeze with a snowflake stamp and heat embossed with white embossing powder to make some. I tried it without the snowflakes and it just looked too blah.

This is a closer look at the colored image....

and a closer look at the tag. I used my SU punches to make the tag. For the sentiment I used a stamp from Studio G and embossed it in white to echo the snowflakes.
This is a side view of the card to show how I popped the image and the tag up a little to give it some dimension. I just love how this card turned out and I am just happy to have another Christmas card done!!! I can't believe how fast Christmas is coming, I haven't even really started my shopping yet. Yikes! Oh well- I think you get better deals closer to Christmas anyway!!!!
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Great Impressions and Studio G
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and SU Whisper White
Copics: E000, 01, 31, 33 and 37, R20, 27 and 46, B000 and 41, BG 11 and 72, G28 and 82, C00, 1, 3, 6 and 8, W00, 1, 3 and 6, Y28, YG11
White Gel Pen and Gold Spica Pen
Embossing Powder: SU
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze and Noir from Paper Cut
Designer Paper: Adornit
Stickles: Star Dust and Xmas Red
Tools: Punches from SU
Ribbon: Stash
Thanks to you all that stop by and take time to look at my cards. I also would like to thank everyone for your kind comments. Please stop by again. I hope everyone will have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tilda Pretty in Pink

Hi all~

Today was quite a fun day! My little nephew, who is five, spent the afternoon with us and kept us very busy. We played cards, he chased my cats around the house (I think they were ready for him to go home), he went with my husband to help feed the heifers outside and then they went for a little ride on the four wheeler to take some scrap apples to the woods for the wild critters to eat. He just had a blast hanging out with his unckie (that's what all of our little neices and nephews call my husband)....isn't that too funny?!! He is just a hoot to have around.
Today I have a birthday card I made for one of my neices. I just love this little Tilda, isn't she so sweet?! I used my copics to color her. And I highlighted it with my white gel pen.

I used my Nesties to cut the ovals. The flowers were punched with the Retro Flower punches from EK Success and the eyelet lace border with a Martha punch. A very simple card.

This is a closer view of the image all colored up.

Stamp: Magnolia
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: heidi grace and Sandylion
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, EK Success and Martha Stewart punches
Embellishments: Charm, Ribbon, Eyelets and Spacers from stash

That is it, hope you all had a great day and please let me a little comment if you'd like and come back and visit me again soon.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wedding Carriage from Whiff of Joy

Hi all~

Today I am sharing the wedding card I made for my niece, Macie and her new hubby, Jesse. They were married on October 24th and had a beautiful outdoor wedding. Despite an early snowfall the night before. Luckily the sun came out and melted most of the snow and it turned out to be a very nice day. I've been wanting to get this one posted for a while, so here it is.

I used this very beautiful stamp from Whiff of Joy. I colored it with copics. I used white, ivory and gold to give it an elegant feel. Then I cut it out with my a circle Nestie but had to cut around the wheels and some of the leaves to make it fit in the circle. For the background paper I used Baroque Motifs set from Stampin' Up. I stamped it with Very Vanilla Craft Ink and embossed it with Satin Pearl embossing powder from Stampedous. The border across the center was made with a punch from Fiskars and the ribbon is from Michael's. I made the flowers with punches and pearls. I used my bone folder to give the flowers some dimension. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I added some more pearls and stickles to give it some sparkle.

A closer look at the image.
And a closer look at the flowers and bow.
I wish Macie and Jesse many happy years together. Congratulations to both of you.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Stampin' Up and Inkadinkado
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Very Vanilla Craft, Encore Gold and Copics
Paper: White, Poison Ivory, Certainly Celery from SU and Stardream Gold Metallic
Punches: Retro Flowers from EK Success, Leaf from Martha Stewart, Border from Fiskars and Ovals from SU
Embossing powders: Satin Pearl from Stampendous and Gold from SU
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nesties- Circles and Labels 3
Embellishments: Flat pearls from my stash and Ribbon from Michael's
Stardust Stickles
Hope you enjoyed my card, leave me a comment if you wish and please visit me again. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone~
We are finally getting our 'Indian Summer', it's been just gorgeous here the last few days. It's nice to have a little Fall weather instead of the Winter we had been having.
Anyway- yesterday my mom and I took a little road trip to Wausau (about an hour away) and took in the Stamp and Scrap Expo that was held over there. We had such a good time and found lots of treasures. One really fun thing was I got to see Heidi from The Stamp Shoppe debut her brand spankin' new line of stamps she has created! I am very excited for her and her new venture. Heidi and her mom have a very nice stamp shop in the Wausau area. I love to go visit them, sometimes take in a class or two and give them my money. LOL You can find The Stamp Shoppe on my sidebar, go visit Heidi and check out her new stamps in her store.
So being that the last one didn't go too bad I decided to try another challenge. Today I played with one of my new stamps I bought from The Stamp Shoppe. Isn't he just adorable!? Heidi has a lot of penquins in her line and each one is as cute as he other. I stamped him with my Momento pad and colored him in with my copics. I cut the ovals with my Nesties and punched the scallops with the scalloped border punch from SU. The small snowflake was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the big one with a Marvy Uchida punch. I faux stiched around the dp by using Scor Pal tool to make the "stitch holes" and my marker for "the thread".
Another cool thing Heidi was demonsrating was the Snow Marker. I used it on the tassel of the hat and also the snowballs. Sprinkling a little glitter before heating adds a little sparkle.
I don't think my sparkles showed up very well on my snow marker, igloo and snowflakes but it is there.
This is a close up of the image. He is so sweet.

And a close up of my embellishments.
Stamp: Stamp Shoppe Creations
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Soft Sky (sponging around edge) and Copics- W3, W6, W8, YR65, Y35, R14, BG72, BG75, B000, B95, B93, E43, E57
Paper: SU Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Kraft
Designer Paper: unknown
Tools: SU scalloped border punch, MS snowflake punch, Marvy Uchida snowflake punch (blue), Nestabilities Ovals, Scor Pal and Scor Bug
Ribbon: SU Kraft Tafetta
Snow Marker: Marvy Uchida
Glitter: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Brads and Spacers: Stash
Well I hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and come again.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Last of the Shoebox Cards

Hello All~

These are the last two cards we made at our last gathering. Both of the projects were brought by my friend Tracy. On the first one Tracy again used that adorable digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil. She showed us how you can resize the images to suit you needs. Isn't that just so cool about these digital images. How many times have you had a stamp you would like to use but the size wasn't right for the project?? We made a folded card that would be great to enclose a gift card or even some other sort of small flat gift.
Here is the card tied with multiple colored ribbons..... and here it is opened. We colored the image with copics. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and punched with the slot punch.

A close up view of the image.
The next one is from a card kit that Tracy had got a while back. It included these neat vellum envelopes. The insde card pulls out with the attached ribbon. The entire card fits into a square envelope.

We used this really cute Santa from Great Impressions (I really like cute Santas). We again used our copics. As you can tell copics are our weapon of choice.

This is the inside part of the card.
Hope you enjoyed the rest of our shoebox cards, I thought I better get them all posted before we meet again and create more projects to share. I hope you will all have a wonderful weekend and come back to see me again. Thank you for letting me share with you.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

And More Shoebox cards

Hello everyone~

Hope you are all having a great day. The sun is shining here- Yeah!!

It sounds like we are going to have some nicer weather for a few days.

For today I have some more shoebox cards to share with you.

This first one is one that I brought to do. I had this paper and wanted to use it

but didn't know what image to put with it. Everything I had was too big and hid too

much of the paper. So this stamp is a very old one. A very early purchase,

I think one of my girls picked it out when they were younger.

But I have the perfect person in mind for this card.

The penquin stamp is from Stampendous, the snowflakes are from

Great Impressions, and the sentiment is from A Muse

I stamped this little guy with my Momento pad

and colored him with my copics.

Did some stickles to give the snow some sparkle

and white flocking on the little tassle on his hat to give it a little fluff .

The snowflakes were embossd with white embossing powder.

I used my Nesties to cut out the image and the scalloped oval.

I then punched my dp with a scalloped border punch.

And the sentiment was punched with circle punches and I added

a snowflake button and tied it with some twine.

That's it pretty easy card.

This is a pic of the image, I must work on my photography skills,

I am not the best picture taker!!!

And a close up of the sentiment and button.

The next one is from Tracy. She tried a new venture with this one-

a digital image.

None of us have tried these yet. But isn't this image

from Mo Manning so adorable?!

We used copics to do the coloring and a doodler to doodle the border.

The sentiment is from SU and punched with circle punches.

The flower is punched with the SU scalloped circle punch and

a big brad in the center. I snipped the scallop to give the 'petals'

more definition and added some white gel pen to the brad

to dress it up a bit.

Another easy peasy card.

This is a close up of the image, aren't these two just adorably naughty looking?!

My mom thought they should be boys instead of girls!! Too funny!

This is it for today. Hope you all have a great day.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More Shoebox Cards

Hi everyone~

It is a yucky day here in Wisconsin. The weather man said that we had one

of the coldest and wettest Octobers on record,

so I was hoping the weather would change with the calendar. And I had

my fingers crossed that we would still get the 'Indian Summer' we didn't have yet this Fall.

But today we have snowflurries in the air again!!!!

I thought I would share some more of those shoebox cards I made

last Tuesday with my dear friends.

I always enjoy my day with them. What could be better

than good company and making lots of cool cards.

Hope you will enjoy them.

The first one is one of my projects. I used this festive cow from Penny Black

to make this holiday greeting card.
(We don't have any that look like this in our barn- hmmm.)
The paper is from SU- and again we used the Cuttlebug

to make the snowflakes for the background. The snowflake punches are from

EK Success and Martha Stewart. The image is colored with copics

and added some stickles. Pretty simple.

This is the outside of one of Donna's cards. We used the Cuttlebug again

(we could be called he Cuttlebuggers!) hee hee.

The sentiment was stamped on vellum and wrapped around the card

and we added some gold star stickers.

On the inside we finished it by coloring this stamped image with copics.The next two cards were Dorothy's projects. The first one was made using

this set from Stampin' Up. We stamped both the
sprig and the sentiment on gold metallic cardstock embossed it in gold.
Added the gold ribbon and we had a very elegant Holiday card.
This one was made with another set from SU. Embossed it with a

green glittery embossing powder. The white paper was cut with a deckle edged cutter.
We finished it with a green ribbon and another quick but beautiful card.

I have a few more to show you later- thanks for stopping by and
I hope you will come back soon.

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Very First Challenge~Mojo Monday

Hi everyone~

OK- this is my very first, ever, challenge. I have wanted to try one for a long time now
and just always chickened out, so I saw this one and thought
I'm going to give it a try. So here it is.
I hope you will enjoy it, and now that I got the first one out of the way,
I think I will try it again.
First of all I stamped this cute little snowman and colored him with my copics.
I did the same with his hat. I then stamped the snowflake swirl with white
and embossed it with white embossing powder.
I thought that made it look like the hat was being swept away by the wind.
I added some stickles and flat rhinestones to give it some sparkle and glitz.
A very simple and easy card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Great Impressions and Inkadinkado
Paper: Stampin' Up- Not Quite Navy & Blue Bayou
Designer Paper: Adornit
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, SU White Craft & Copics
Embellishments: Rhinestones from my stash
Stickles: Stardust