Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thirty-One Days of Crafting 2016 - Day Thirty-One - Happy Anniversary

I can't believe we're here already!!  The end of my super-crafty month!  I wanted to save a really awesome card for last and I think this one is perfect.  It's not my usual style.  There's no coloring and almost no stamping.  I made all the pieces myself except the rhinestones.  LOTS of meticulous steps and runs through my Big Shot and Xyron.  LOVE how it came out!!!


I think I should think outside the box more often!!!

Of course there's LOTS of challenges for this card, it's the end of the month!!



Thanks so much for looking and for sharing this crafty happy month with me!!!  Happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

**INSPIRED BY A SONG!** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is Inspired By A Song!  Of course you can always play Anything Goes, but how easy is it to draw inspiration from music??? This is my first time working with Kitty Bee digi stamps!

I have to say that I put my old Batman Returns soundtrack on repeat for this one.  The song that most informed this card I think was "The Passenger".  I actually danced to that song in one of my recitals as a kid so I've always loved it.



Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**FOR A YOUNG GIRL** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme this fortnight is For A Young Girl!!  Our lovely sponsor is A Creative Need and I'm working with Dress Form!


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thirty-One Days of Crafting 2016 - Day Twenty-Seven - Happy Easter!!!!!

HAPPY EASTER!!!

A quick card to share with you all today!  Then go eat goodies and hang out with the fam!




I really love this style of cards!!!


And of course, some Eastery challenges!


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  HAPPY EASTER!!! Laters!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs with Laura's Loft & CAS-Ual Fridays!!!


Calling All Sistahs!!
1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

On August 17th, 2015, an awesome friend of ours became part of that statistic.  Calling All Sistahs was started by Michele Gross, owner of CAS-ual Fridays stamps, shortly after her breast cancer diagnosis.  It's her hope to create Breast Cancer Awareness beyond the month of October by reminding you to do your self breast exams on the 17h of every month.  We want to use these projects each month to encourage all of you do to the same.  You can read more about Michele's story here.

The Calling All Sistahs collection was created by Michele with the intent of donating 50% of her profits from all sales to Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention charities, in honor of all women battling or who have battled breast cancer.

Be sure to join us on the 17th of every month for special projects created with the Calling All Sistahs collection and a reminder to your self exams!

I'm so thrilled to be a part of a DT that's doing so much for a good cause. I'm also thrilled that Laura's Loft is one of the first shops to carry the Calling All Sistahs collection!  Laura also wants to continue funding the fight so she'll be donating 50% of all the profits from the Calling All Sistahs collection sold at her shop to breast cancer research near her in VA.

**This is a reminder to do your self exams!!**

And remind all your sistahs, too!

If you need information on how to do them, it can be found here.  If you need any additional information on breast cancer, it can be found at nationalbreastcancer.org.

Now onto the art!!  This card was created using the Hope Fri-Die!


Since this is a hop, you'll want to be sure to visit our next stop and that's Robbie!  If you got lost, our hop starts here!

There are wonderful prizes to be won from this hop!  Laura is giving away two $25 store credits to Laura's Loft to random commenters who visit all the blogs!!!  It's definitely worth hopping along!

Thanks so much for looking girls!!  Get hopping and get checking yourself!  Laters!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

**SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  Of course you can always play Anything Goes, but with the weather finally turning around, why not play along with our theme??  Our lovely sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and I'm working with Make It Snappy Fairy!


Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafty Girlz!!!

Hi everyone!  It's the fifteenth and that means time for a new challenge at Crafty Girlz!!  We don't have a specific theme this month, we are just ANYTHING GOES!!!!   Our lovely sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and I'm working with Insane Mad Hatter!



Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

CHA New Release Hop With Laura's Loft!!


Welcome to our special CHA New Release Shop & Hop!!  We have so many lovely projects to share with you today!!

Since it's National Craft Month, we're having a sitewide sale of 15% off everything!!  The sale runs now through April 3rd at midnight!  And as always, we've got $10 off your purchase of $75 or more with code $10off75.  We've got some great new products at the Loft, too!  There's great new products from Hero Arts, Stamping Bella and Tim Holtz!


If you've arrived here from Emma's blog, YAY!  If not, you can click the PREVIOUS button above to stop back by!  If you've just discovered our hop, there's a link below to get you back to the beginning!

We've gathered some amazing talent from our DT members today and I'm sure you will love what everyone has created.   

I had soooooo much fun creating this card.  I used the new Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Stamp set and coordinating Die Set.  My Background and frame were created using all three sets of the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.  Set #1 is definitely my favorite because it's bright colors, but Set #2 is really earthy and Set #3 is all neutrals.  It was great to be able to mix and match the sets together.


I HIGHLY recommend the Distress Crayons to EVERYONE, they're super easy to use and blend like butter, just use your fingertips!

Our prize for this hop is awesome, just look:


Who wouldn't love to win this??

There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make on our different social media platforms, the more entries you learn!  It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, we encourage you to comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as sharing on your own pages!  The participant with the most entries wins this fabulous prize. How cool is that?!?

If you get lost along the way, here's all your stops in order:

Lisa <----YOU ARE HERE!!!

Your next and last stop on our hop is Sue!



Thanks so much for looking and happy hopping and shopping!!  Laters!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thirty-One Days of Crafting 2016 - Day Ten - Lucky You!

Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I thought I'd make a card with a girl who is ready to PARTY!



Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thirty-One Days of Crafting 2016 - Day Nine - Happy Birthday Barbie!!!

Barbie is 57 can you even believe it??  This doll has always been such an important part of my life.  Sometimes when I'm at Target or Walmart, I still walk down the Barbie aisle and reminisce.  (I might also have bought an outfit last year for the very Manolo-looking shoes that came with it, which I may or may night have painted the soles of red.)  Every year, I make her a birthday card, because without a doubt, she was and will always be my favorite toy.


Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thirty-One Days of Crafting 2016 - Day Three - World Wildlife Day!

I've never really been much for animals.  I mean I'd look at cute ones and then kind of be done with it.  A few years ago though, I became a dog person, and ever since I've had a greater appreciation for most creatures great and small (I say most because no one appreciates insects and snakes and stuff).

Since today is World Wildlife Day, I wanted to share a really cool card with you.



Just a few challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Hopping Into Spring with Laura's Loft!


Welcome to our March Shop & Hop!!  We have so many lovely projects to share with you today!!

Since it's National Craft Month, we're having a sitewide sale of 15% off everything!!  The sale runs now through April 3rd at midnight!  And as always, we've got $10 off your purchase of $75 or more with code $10off75.  We've got some great new products at the Loft, too!  There's great new products from Hero Arts, Stamping Bella and Tim Holtz!


If you've arrived here from Sue's blog, YAY!  If not, you can click the PREVIOUS button above to stop back by!  If you've just discovered our hop, there's a link below to get you back to the beginning!

And stay tuned to our blog, we have another new product release hop coming up later this month!!

We've gathered some amazing talent from our DT members today and I'm sure you will love what everyone has created.   

First up is this cute spring card, made with We R Memory Keepers Next Level Gemstone embossing folder, and Altenew Thoughts and Reminders.


My second card is using a few stamp set favorites of mine, CAS-ual Fridays Curtis Background and Lovely.  I also used several Mini Distress Inks sets, #6, #8 and #9.


Can't see where the Lovely stamp set?  It's on the flowers!!


Cute right??

Our prize this month is amazing, just look:


A Mini Distress Ink kit, an adorable Stamping Bella stamp and a Laura's Loft-exclusive set of sequins!  Red Hot Love, how cute are those??


There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media platforms, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package! How cool is that!??

If you get lost along the way, here's all your stops in order:

Lisa <----YOU ARE HERE!!!

Thanks so much for looking and happy hopping and shopping!!  Laters!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

**ADD A SENTIMENT** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is Add A Sentiment!  Sure you can always play Anything Goes, but it's so easy to add a greeting or phrase to the front of your card!  Our lovely sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and I'm working with Inge the Bunny!



Some challenges of course!


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme this fortnight is Focus On The Sentiment!!  Our amazing sponsor is Craft Classes Online.  They're giving our lucky winner a $25 gift card towards classes!!

I wanted to make a Disney inspired card, after watching the 60th Anniversary Disneyland special!


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!