Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dimensional Butterfly Card with Crafters Companion

Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share a card I've created for Crafters Companion's Booth at Creativation, woot woot!  I love making dimensional cards, even though I rarely think to do so.  Somehow it just tends to pop in my head when I'm playing with my Crafters Companion goodies...


CC Luxury Cardstock: Navy Blue and Pale Dogwood
CC Construction Cardstock
CC Luxury Foiled Card Pad – Flutterby Collection
CC Flutterby Collection Die Sets – Arrangement of Butterflies, Trio of Wings, Simplistic Sentiments
Signature Collection: Floral Fantasy Everday Sentiments Dies
Other:
Liquid Glue

You can grab some of these products right now on HSN.

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Gerda Steiner Fishy Love...

Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share a sneak peek of a card you can find over on the Gerda Steiner Blog, hope you'll get a chance to pop in and check it out!  You can also find this new stamp set, Oh Manatee available to create with...



Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, January 12, 2018

CAS-ual Friday's Special Blog Post


Hello, and woo hoo!!!  I am so excited for today as I am up on the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Blog with my Stamping Mentor... Virginia Lu!!!! EEEKKK!!!!  When I first discovered blogging I some how discovered Virginia's blog around the same time, and I've been amazed by her work every since.  Not only have I enjoyed learning and being inspired from and by her, she is also one of the kindest crafter around.  She has offered me advice, encouragement and kind words at times I'm sure she never even realized they were most needed.  So when Michele had the wonderful idea of having us invite crafting friends/idols to join us for a blog post I instantly thought of her... and she said yes!

For our post we decided to use the Puffy Heart Love and the Floating Stamp Sets, and the challenge of using the Emboss Resist Technique.  To see what we both have created you need to head over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog, but I can show you my card...


For my card I heat embossed my hot air balloon and the sentiment with white embossing powder.  For a two tone effect I heat embossed smaller heart images in a rose gold embossing powder.  I then used two different techniques for my emboss resist.  First, I tried watercoloring with my Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens and a water brush, but I felt like the colors I had laid on were too light and weren't helping the images stand out, so I went for option two.  I used a mix of various spray inks and a baby wipe, and rubber the inks across the front of the panel.  This added the more vibrant colors to my background, and really helped the whole thing pop.  Once the panel was completely dry I adhered it to a mat of gold foil cardstock and finally onto my cardbase.  While the Spectrum Noir Markers ended up being covered up I still loved the shimmer they left over the entire front of my card.

I hope you'll get a second to check out both of our cards over on their blog today, and thank you so much for visiting me!

And here is a special savings just for my readers...


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

You Are Koalafied...

Hi!  I'm excited to be sharing my first post on the Crafty Chick Doodle Blog today, yay!  I decided to play with the super cute Koalafied Stamp Set by Gerda Steiner Designs, and I've made a super fun and bright card to cheer anyone up...


To create my card I started by adding some fun panels of patterned paper, and a diecut circle strip from MFT Blueprints 31.  Next, I stamped and colored in the adorable Koala and sentiments from the Koalafied Stamp Set.  I decided to pop the Hug sentiment up with some foam adhesive, and ta-da!



I hope you'll get a chance to pop by and check Crafty Doodle Chick out, this is a new crafting store that is going to start offering more and more goodies as time goes on, and we love to support our little stores here in the crafting community so give them a chance!  The shipping rates are awesome too by the way!  And I have a code for you to use until 1-14-18  to get 10% off of your order!  Psssttt - new MFT goodies are in the shop now...


Happy Crafting and Shopping!!!
Lisa


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Thanks...

Hi!  I'm popping in to play with a few challenges, yay!!!    I was excited to see Laurel Seabrook was back to crafting, and when I saw she had a challenge too I had to join in!  Such a beautiful inspiration picture too...


And I was also inspired by the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #437:


To create this...


To create my card I wanted to go very clean and simple, and I really love the blue and white combo, so I started with Winter Sky Cardstock by AMuse Studio as my cardbase.  I then added a strip of white embossed cardstock scrap that I had in my drawer and adhered it to the center.  For snowflakes I diecut both sizes from DCWV Glitter cardstock and layered them together.  The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn, and while I cut this also from white, I felt like there was enough of a difference between this and the embossed cardstock that it didn't need anything between the two.  To finish the whole card off I add some gorgeous Iridescent Clear Crystals from Studio Katia.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today and I hope I've inspired you to join in some challenges too!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Monday, January 8, 2018

Exciting News!!! And a Discount Link!

Hello, hello crafty friends!!!  I have some exciting news to share with all of you...


I'm so excited to be on the first ever Crafty Doodle Chick Design Team!!!  And as a fun way to share my excitement with all of you I have a link you can click on to visit the store and save 10% off of your order!!! https://craftydoodlechick.com/discount/YAYLISA  Woot woot!  You can also find the announcement over on their first Blog post, and make sure you sign up for email updates so you never miss the inspiration that is on it's way!
Happy Crafting/Shopping!
Lisa

Friday, January 5, 2018

Final CAS-ual Friday's Release Post

And we did it folks!  We have made it to the final day of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release week!  What an awesome way to start off the New Year, don't you think?  Today's post is all about heart... no, I mean it literally... the set is called Heart to Heart!  This set is beautiful, perfect for Valentines or love projects, as well as makes great backgrounds...


To create my card I went very simple by stamping the Heart to Heart Stamp Set onto patterned paper and added Perfect Pearls in Gold in each circle opening.  While this dried I stamped my sentiment from the Heartfelt Sayings Set onto different patterned paper and trimmed it to fit the front of my card.

Make sure you pop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration with this beautiful set!  And remember that all of the new goodies are available now for purchase...


Happy Crafting/Shopping!
Lisa
 
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