Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rewind Wednesday

This card was inspired by the January challenge at Scrapbook Blessings and when I first read the challenge, I thought how it was SUCH a great idea!  I really love the idea of doing it every month, which I might not manage.  I'm going to try though, really hard, to do it!

Anyways, I think it's pretty much a gimme that I chose to rework my Holiday Magic card from last month.  I used the same dies but with different papers to create snowier-looking flowers and colored the digi differently to capture winter rather than Christmas.

This is the original card:


And the new one:


And yes, I totally sang Adele's song as I made this card, and especially as I cut the letters!!!

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

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

**WINTER** New Challenge with A Snowflake's Promise!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at A Snowflake's Promise and since it's January, our theme is Winter!  Our lovely sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I'll be working with Snow Fun!


Just a few challenges for this one:


  • DLArt Linky Party
  • Inspiration Destination - #68 Anything Goes
  • Artistic Inspirations - #148 Anything Goes
  • Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
  • Not Just Cards - #28 Anything Goes
  • Scrappers Delight - #51 Anything Goes
  • Word Art Wednesday - #218 Anything Goes 4/5


  • 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!


    Monday, January 25, 2016

    **FANTASY** New Challenge with Get Creative Challenges!!

    Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and our theme is Fantasy!!  It's the perfect time of year for love cards, but I chose an Asian theme for this card.  Our lovely sponsor is The Art of Nikki Burnette and I'm working with Fallon Wolf!!  Of COURSE this is Twilight inspired for me!  Soon as I saw this image I thought of Renesmee and Jake.  I know that Jacob is brown but that didn't match the card and I figure he looks lighter with the moonlight shining on him okay? :D


    A few challenges for this card:


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

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Happy Polka Dot Day!!!

    I'd never heard of such a thing before.  How cute is that?  I love polka dots and like everyone else, I think of Minnie Mouse whenever I see them!  So I just had to make a Minnie inspired card!  I haven't worked with my Prima dolls or made a tag card in awhile, so I started there and let the inspiration flow.


    A couple challenges:

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    **SNOW** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

    Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is SNOW!  Of course you can always play Anything Goes, but with all this winter weather why not build a snowman? (yes I hear the song from Frozen in my head now!)  Our lovely sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and I'm working with Snow Buddies!



    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!!

    **PAPER PIECING** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!!

    Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme this fortnight is Paper Piecing!!  Our lovely sponsor is Beccy's Place and I'm working with Valentine Pony.



    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, January 16, 2016

    **RESIST** New Challenge with Laura's Loft!!



    It's our second challenge at Laura's Loft, and our theme is RESIST!!  Get those embossing powders out and make some artsy magic!



    We have two AMAZING prizes for you to win this month!!  First prize is a $25 gift certificate to Laura's Loft!!



    And our lovely sponsor Avery Elle has donated a $15 gift certificate to the runner up! Awesome!



    I'm playing with the Curtis background stamp from CAS-ual Fridays, the Lovely stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays and several sets of Distress Ink Minis: 12, 13, 14 and 15.  All these products can be found at Laura's Loft!


    I did a resist technique for my background with watercolor paper and Distress Inks. I couldn't find my craft sheet so I just smooshed the pads onto a plastic bag and sprayed it with water!  The embossing resisted the ink and I could dip my paper or drag it across the wet ink multiple times until I got the look I desired.

    Remember you can play along as many times as you'd like!  This challenge runs today through January 29th!!

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

    Friday, January 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 Just Inklined and I'm working with Four Princesses!!


    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!!

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    **WINTER** New Challenge with A Snowflake's Promise!!

    Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at A Snowflake's Promise and we've made some theme changes!  Instead of being Christmas all year, we're going seasonal!  So right now our theme is WINTER!  Our lovely sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and I'm working with Hoot!


    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!

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    LOVE GROWS HERE Shop & Hop with Laura's Loft!!!!



    Hi everyone!  We're having a Love Grows Here Shop and Hop at Laura's Loft and we're thrilled to have you with us!  If you've arrived here from Linda's blog, YAY!  If not, you can click there 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're having two amazing deals this month at the Loft as well!!  All Christmas stamps are marked down 45% off!!  Plus, get $10 off your $75 purchase with coupon code 10off75!

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

    I'm featuring a fabulous stamp set today from Laura's Loft, CAS-Ual Fridays Lovely!  I'm also using the same Curtis Background that I used yesterday.  I wanted to showcase that you can use the same stamps for girly cards and masculine cards!


    I also liked the idea of a "love" card that wasn't all red and white and romance!


    This card also uses the Curtis Background, as well as the Tag Buddies I featured yesterday.  This was my spin on GIRLY with the same background. I like stamps that work for several projects!

    We're once again having a fabulous contest on Instagram!

    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!?!



    Next on the hop is Valentina!!  Be sure to visit, she has some gorgeous creations in store for you!


    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.  Laters!!!

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    CAS-Ual Fridays with Laura's Loft!!!



    Happy Wednesday all!  I'm here with a special post today with Laura's Loft and CAS-ual Fridays!!  This is a really special release with Laura's Loft as there's a brand-new Girlfriends collection releasing today!  These stamps and dies were previously only available to Stamps of Approval memberships, so it's your first chance to get them!!

    I created this card using the Curtis Background from the Girlfriends Collection.  I'm also using the Tag Buddies Fri-Die!  Check back here tomorrow to see another project using the same stamp in a different way!


    Now I know it's called the Girlfriends collection, but I thought it would be fun to use the items to make a masculine card!

    Be sure to visit everyone else in the hop to see their amazing creations!


    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!



    **NEW BEGINNINGS** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

    Happy Hump Day!!  It's our first challenge of 2016 at Creative Moments and our theme is New Beginnings!  Weddings, babies, you name it!  Of course you can always play Anything Goes, but why not challenge yourself to craft outside the box?  Our lovely sponsor is QKR Stampede and I'm working with Wedding Cake.


    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!!

    **SKETCH** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

    Welcome to our first Crafty Creations challenge of 2016!!  This fortnight we have a Sketch challenge for you!  Check out this fun sketch!



    Our lovely sponsor is SLS Lines and I'm working with Pretty Girl with Roses.



    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!!

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    800 Posts

    I was gonna say 800 cards but I'll bet that even though some posts are tags or ornaments or even a shadowbox, there's a good possibility I've shown more than 800 cards.  Some posts have more than one card and one time there were four so...anyway.

    I'm so proud of myself because I've stuck with this.  The only things I've ever stuck with are crafting and music.  And vampires.  And Friends reruns.  Okay I'm on a tangent the point is, I've been at this for awhile and I love it, and I'm hoping to keep at it for awhile longer.

    My card is Twilight-themed because aren't all my important posts Twilight themed?  I received an amazing Twilight stamp set for Christmas, so I made this.



    More than a few challenges for this one!


    Thank you so much for looking and sharing this journey with me.  To the next 800 posts!  Laters!!

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    **ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting From The Heart!!

    It's a new challenge at Crafting from The Heart and as always our theme is Anything Goes!!!  Our lovely sponsor is Aurora Wings and I'm working with Stars!



    My first card to enter into challenges this year!!!



    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!!

    Friday, January 1, 2016

    2016 Goals and Accomplishments

    To see how I fared with my 2015 goals, click here.

    Randomness


    1. Watch Glee Entire Series
    2. Watch Roswell Entire Series
    3. Watch all five Twilight movies over five nights
    4. Watch all five Twilight movies in one night
    5. Watch Veronica Mars Entire Series
    6. Watch VM Movie after finishing series
    7. Watch both versions of BD1 in the same night
    8. Watch BD1 & BD2 in the same night
    9. Watch Gilmore Girls Entire Series (completed 3/30/16 while sobbing--can't WAIT for A Year In The Life!!!!!!!!!!)  (And two more times throughout the year woohoo!!)
    10. Organize SU stuff by theme
    11. Organize punches--toss bad ones
    12. Use an entire 12 x 12 paper pad
    13. Use an entire 6 x 6 paper pad
    14. Use 2 8 x 8 paper pads
    15. Hang all your posters/prints
    16. Watch all of Charmed
    17. Finish one of your scrapbooks - ANY one of them!!!
    18. Start Christmas tags in January and make at least 12 over the year--KNOW WHERE THEY ARE!!!!!!!
    19. Watch the following movies:
    • Better Living Through Chemistry
    • Friends With Kids
    • The Lifeguard
    • No Strings Attached
    • People Like Us
    • The Romantics
    • The Runaways
    • Struck By Lighting
    • The Switch 4/16/16 B really cute!
    • Table For Three
    • What If 1/1/16 REALLY CUTE B
    • When In Rome
    • You Again 1/24/16 SO STUPID D
    19. Read 25 books this year

    • The Sound of Gravel
    • What Was Mine
    • The Choice (SO.  GOOD.)
    • This Raging Light (WOW.  AMAZING.)
    • First Comes Love (good but annoying)
    • Don't You Cry (good, but not a great ending)
    • Luckiest Girl Alive (good, but she was demented, but a product of her environment)
    • Talking As Fast As I Can (I READ it as fast as I could, amazing)


    Movies Watched Per Week:


    1. What If (B - SUPER CUTE), Serendipity, God awful crap Louie picked
    2. SCREAM, Moonstruck, Dirty Dancing, Sleepless In Seattle
    3. Sleepless In Seattle, Dirty Dancing, 13 Going on Thirty, SATC
    4. Spy (B, HILARIOUS), 27 Dresses, Sleepless In Seattle, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    5. You Again, Sleeping Beauty, Grease, Dazed and Confused, Sleepless In Seattle
    6. SATC
    7. 27 Dresses, Devil Wears Prada, Safe Haven, The Notebook
    8. 27 Dresses, Notting Hill, Magic Mike XXL
    9. Serendipity, Magic Mike, Drive Me Crazy,
    10. You've Got Mail, Practical Magic, Two Weeks Notice
    11. SATC x 2, Sleepless In Seattle
    12. Serendipity, Sleeping With The Enemy
    13. SATC, Clueless, Serendipity, Pitch Perfect 2, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, Sleepless In Seattle x 2, You've Got Mail
    14. You've Got Mail, Dirty Dancing, Sleepless In Seattle, The Incredibles
    15. Dirty Dancing, Romeo & Juliet, Practical Magic, Maid In Manhattan, Sleepless in Seattle, The Switch, Pitch Perfect 2, Batman VS Superman (A-, SO GOOD)
    16. The Wedding Planner, Deep End of the Ocean, Sleepless In Seattle, Mother's Day (B-, it was cute but I didn't like a lot of the cast and I don't like movies with huge casts), Dirty Dancing, Breakfast Club, Gone in 60 Seconds
    17. Catch & Release (A, LOVED IT despite Jennifer Garner!), Roman Holiday, Never Been Kissed, Captain America Civil War (A, best Marvel movie yet), 10 Things I Hate About You, Serendipity, Man From UNCLE, It's Complicated, Romeo & Juliet
    18. 10 Things I Hate About You, Catch & Release, The Incredibles, Rattatouie
    19. SATC, Catch & Release, Grease, Sleepless In Seattle, An Affair To Remember, Scream 3, Devil Wears Prada, Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood
    20. Sleepless in Seattle, Fifty Shades of Grey, Man From UNCLE, Catch & Release, Beautiful Girls, Jurassic World (which I STILL don't get like the rest of the world does!!!), Friends with Benefits, Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood
    21. Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, H:20, Dazed & Confused, The Choice C, because it was SO VASTLY DIFFERENT from the book.  I mean WHY???  And I hated the guy.), Sleepless In Seattle, You've Got Mail
    22. You've Got Mail x2, Sleepless In Seattle, Magic Mike, Forces of Nature, Finding Dory (A, SO CUTE!!!), Dirty Dancing
    23. Dirty Dancing, 27 Dresses, Practical Magic, You've Got Mail, Center Stage On Pointe (I'd give if a B-, it was a lot like the first one), Full Out (SO LAMELY DONE C-)
    24. Twilight, You've Got Mail, The Lucky One
    25. ------
    26.  Magic Mike XXL
    27.  Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Loser
    28.  Loser, Finding Nemo, Man from UNCLE, 
    29.  Moonstruck, 13 Going on 30, 
    30. ,
    31. ,
    32. ,
    33. ,
    34. ,
    35. Sleeping with the Enemy, 27 Dresses, Truth About Cats & Dogs, Friends with Benefits, Dirty Dancing, Moonstruck
    36. You've Got Mail, 
    37. You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Dirty Dancing, Brooklyn (HBO, B), 
    38. You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, A Perfect Murder, The Ugly Truth, Spy, Clueless
    39. Dirty Dancing, An Officer & A Gentleman, It's Complicated
    40. Cruel Intentions, 
    41. 27 Dresses, Mr. Right (Netflix, D, awful movie), In Time
    42. Maleficent, Tiger Eyes (C+ it wasn't bad for Lifetime)
    43. Practical Magic, The Accountant (C - SO DARK), Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (D-, horrid even if Zac is hot), Room (C, done well but so hard to watch couldn't watch again), Pitch Perfect, 10 Things I Hate About You, Man From UNCLE
    44. 2 Horrid Unwatchable Lifetime Movies, Parts of 3 indescribably awful Hallmark movies, Must Love Dogs
    45. Dirty Dancing, 13 Going on Thirty, The Lucky One
    46. Dirty Dancing, Elf
    47. Dirty Dancing, Sleepless In Seattle
    48. Dirty Dancing, Practical Magic, Toy Story 2, Elf, Love The Coopers, 13 Going on Thirty, While You Were Sleeping, Romy & Michele

    49.  The Grinch, Serendipity, Miracle on 34th Street
    50. The Lucky One, Pitch Perfect, Serendipity, The Santa Clause x 2, White Christmas, Elf x 3, A Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause 2, One Magic Christmas, You've Got Mail
    51. Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, Beastly, The Sound Of Music (I'll give it a C because it was SLOW but it was good), SATC, 

    Craftiness

    Creative Goals:


    1. Ten Design Teams
    2. Make 400 Cards
    3. Make All 12 TH Tags of the Year
    4. 500 Challenges Entered
    5. 100 Linky Parties Entered
    6. Finish Craft Room Decor
    7. Twilight posters matted and hung
    8. Canvases finished and hung
    9. Make red, black & clear bracelet for yourself


    Cards Created By Month
    GOAL: 400 (35 per month)
    Actual/YTD

    Jan: 21
    Feb: 24 (45)
    Mar: 29 (74)
    Apr: 16 (90)
    May: 20 (110)
    Jun:  32 (142)
    Jul:  23 (165)
    Aug: 16 (181)
    Sep: 23 (204)
    Oct: 18 (222)
    Nov: 26 (248)
    Dec: 13 (261)


    INK UP All Those Stamps!!! (met 12/1/16!)
    Goal: 250
    Actual: 266


    Swagbucks:

    Whole-month Bonus: 8 months out of the year (2)

    $75 goal per month

    Jan. $250
    Feb. $75
    Mar. $75
    Apr. $50
    May $100
    Jun.  $75
    Jul.  $75
    Aug. $75
    Sep. $75
    Oct. $75
    Nov. $150
    Dec. $125