Saturday, May 1, 2021

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog!

Happy Saturday!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  I just love making coffee-themed projects.  I got this teal foil and it just screamed coffee card to me.


Just a few challenges:


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


**ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES** New Challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!

Happy May!!  It's the first of the month and that means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  I'm back to traditional colors this month.




Be sure to visit the blog, play along and check out all the other DT's awesome creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!! 

**LAYERING** New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!!

Happy May Everyone!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge blog.  Our theme is month is LAYERING, and we need to use three or more layers in our cards.  I used the multiple layers to make my flowers.  I love these Crafters Companion dies.


Just a few challenges:




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

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Spring Birthday Slimline with Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!!

Hi everyone!  I'm here today with a fun and springy slimline birthday card on the Dies R Us blog!  I have to say that I was originally going to make this card is more jewel tones, but then we got snow in April and I was like, SPRING!  I made the focal layer of my card out of scraps, believe it or not.


So I started out with all these scraps from some baby cards I made for a friend.  You can't really tell in the photo but they're pastel shimmery card stock, not too heavyweight, so they're perfect for layering and then die cutting.


The strips vary in size from about an eighth of an inch to maybe five eights of an inch.  You can use any size for this technique, I just like the look of different sizes.  I'm going to be cutting this background with my Catherine Pooler Slimline Flurries die.  I wanted to use this because a) I love this die and don't just wanna use it at Christmastime and b) I totally think it looks like confetti!  This background is rather detailed, so I used a very lightweight (65lb) white cardstock to build my background on.  I cut it slightly bigger than my die, 8.75" by 3.75", and covered it with 1/2" Scor Tape.


You can see where I wrinkled the tape on the end, but it won't matter because the whole thing will be covered in cardstock and then die cut.  I feel like die cutting helps to push the paper into the tape.


I kept every single dot that I punched out of this background and the die.  I want to use them for a shaker card in the future.



I cut my Impression Obsession Happy Birthday die out of silver glitter cardstock that has 1/2" Scor Tape on the back so it's already adhesive.  Love love love my Scor Tape!  I layered foam tape behind the die cut panel before adhering it to some silver glitter cardstock.  I like how the silver behind the stripes almost gives a faux shaker look.



So these balloons were a last minute addition.  I forgot to take a photo of the die cutting but I used the Lawn Fawn Outside In Balloons die set for these.  I used the smallest balloon and both strings, then added the largest bow.  I didn't put Scor Tape on the back of the balloons because I wasn't sure if I was going to pop any of them up with foam tape or not, but I did put it on the rose gold foil I used for the strings and bow.  Made adhering those teeny tiny strings a breeze.

I hope this inspires you to dig through your scraps and see what kind of backgrounds you can create.  Have a crafty day!  --Lisa


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Fairy Wishes with Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!!

Hi everyone!  Lisa here with my first card on the Dies R Us blog.  I'm so excited to be here and share my love for die cutting with all of you!  Today I've got a bright and bold fairy themed A7 card. I really like bigger cards the best, they give you more real estate to create with.  I used two fabulous dies from Tutti Designs and one from Paper Roses to create my card.


I started out with a piece of patterned paper and the two die sets from Tutti DesignsCross Stitch Banners and Fairies Set.  I like to kind of lay my dies out first on the paper and see what I might put together.


Since I knew I wanted to layer my banners, I chose a piece of silver matte foil and used my paper-saving trick for die cutting them.  You can see here that I cut with scissors around the outside of the smaller banner die from my background paper, so that the hole was small enough that the silver banner would cover it.  And from the foil, I cut my banner in such a place in the paper that I can use that sheet later for a shaker card. I like to maximize my supplies as much as possible.


While putting the card together, I changed up the style a little.  I decided that I needed a sentiment, so I picked this Wishes die from Impression Obsession.  This is also where I started to add some grounding to the bottom of my card with the sea rocks from the Paper Roses Under The Sea Border Die. I cut both the sentiment and the rocks from matte silver and holographic black foil.


I put 1/2" Scor Tape behind all my cardstock before cutting detailed or delicate dies.  I feel like that's a good size so that I don't waste any with tiny pieces of cardstock, and it allows me to easily layer delicate sentiments like this one.


I hope this inspires you to embrace magic and make a fairy-themed card.  Have a crafty day!  --Lisa


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Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  


 





 For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


click below for:

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CHALLENGE BLOG

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

**NO STAMPING** New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!

Happy Thursday!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge blog.  Our theme is month is No Stamping, which sometimes is a real challenge for me.  I really like what I made though.  3-D embossing folders are the best.


Just a few challenges:


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

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog!!

Hi everyone!!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  Since Easter is on Sunday, I wanted to make an Easter card.  I just got these dies so I had some fun turning it into a shaker card.


Just a few challenges:


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

**ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES** New Challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!

Happy April Fools!  I'm not much for practical jokes, but it is the first, and the first of the month means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!  As always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  We've had unseasonably warm weather lately, so I decided to make a card with non traditional Christmas colors.


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog, play along and check out all the other DT's awesome creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**SPRING FORWARD** New Challenge with Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!

Happy April!  It's the first so it's time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and our theme this month is Spring Forward!!  We've had an unusually warm spring here, and it's thrown me off. I'm used to wearing boots until May!
 

Just a few challenges:

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

31 Days of Crafting - Day Thirty-One - Thirty Years of Beauty

WHEW!  I made it!  Last day of the month!!  March was a lot of fun but it was also a big struggle this year.  I was sick a lot and at some points, had no mojo at all.  But I powered through and I'm very proud of all I accomplished.

This final card is one I worked on off and on for days, because it's the kind of project that's labor intensive and can drive you mad.


Just a few challenges:

  • Crafting Happiness - #90 Anything Goes
  • My Besties - Anything Goes 1/3
  • Dare 2B Artsy - #3 Anything Goes 3/3
  • Crafter's Castle - #39 Anything Goes 3/3
  • QKR Stampede - #416 Anything Goes 3/3
  • Paper Funday - #27 Anything Goes 4/4
  • Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes 5/5
  • Ike's Art - #142 Anything Goes 5/5
  • 613 Avenue Create - #3 Anything Goes 8/8



  • Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!
  • Friday, March 19, 2021

    31 Days of Crafting - Day Nineteen - Coffee Twice Is Extra Nice

    WOOHOO!  It's here!  The Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  I'm such a fan of these events, they're super fun and get everyone making lots of great caffeinated crafty goodness!

    I just got this die and I was really inspired so I made two cards with it!  I realized that was perfect for the Twofers - #36 Your Choice challenge so I'm playing there as well!



    Challenges for both cards:


    Sketch challenge for this card - Through The Purple Haze


    Sketch challenge for this card - Hand Stamped Sentiments


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

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    31 Days of Crafting - Day Eighteen - Timeless Fashion

    Hi everyone!  I'm in a hurry today but I wanted to stop by and share another girly card with you!  This one is so fashionista, so Vogue magazine (and I hate Vogue magazine but you know).  I remember when the Louis Vuitton purses like that first came out.  God, we all wanted them.  I had a terrible knockoff but it made me happy!  Anyways, onto the card.



    Just a few challenges:


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

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    31 Days of Crafting - Day Sixteen - Solemates

    Hey everyone!  I can't believe this month is more than halfway over!  I've got another girly card for you to day, keeping with my Icons theme.  This one is soooooo Sex and The City!  It too is being donated to Cards for Soldiers.



    Just a few challenges:


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

    Monday, March 15, 2021

    31 Days of Crafting - Day Fifteen - A Tale As Old As Time

    Happy Monday.  It's a new week and well, I ordered some new cardstock today, that's about all I have to say that's positive. On with the card!

    You probably know that Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie.


    Just a few challenges:


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

    Sunday, March 14, 2021

    31 Days of Crafting - Day Fourteen -

     logan sailer etc



    Just a few challenges:


    • CARDZ TV - #136 Anything Goes 2/3

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

      Saturday, March 13, 2021

      31 Days of Crafting - Day Thirteen - Always and Forever

      Good Saturday morning!  I'm trying to be more optimistic than I actually feel this morning, it's not going so good.  I should have some chocolate and revisit the topic.  Anyways, since today is the 13th, I've made a Twilight inspired card for today.  Bella and Edward were married on August 13th, and I figured this could be somewhat of an anniversary card for them.  Once a Twihard, always a Twihard.

      Just a few challenges:



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

      Thursday, March 11, 2021

      31 Days of Crafting - Day Eleven - Makeup Is Art

      Happy Thursday, crafters!!!  Before I'm off to stock up on supplies because National Craft Month, I wanted to share this card I made. I'm not always a huge fan of cards without a lot of stamping or coloring, but I LOVE how this one turned out.  I think the dies made it, honestly.


      I realize this is a rare one for me, with no bling, but I just didn't think it looked right!  Weird, right?


      This cardstock happened to be double sided, so I added a label inside to write on!

      Just a few challenges:

      Tuesday, March 9, 2021

      31 Days of Crafting - Day Nine - Glamorous Birthday

      Happy Birthday to Barbie!!!  My favorite doll, my favorite toy, something I still love and look at whenever I'm out shopping (which hasn't happened for a YEAR! 😠😠😠 ).  Barbie has been a huge part of my life, and a fashion icon for 62 years!!!  Everyone's favorite doll will always have a special place in my heart.


      I usually do the card with a girly stamp, but this year I wanted to do something different.  I took a die and created Barbie balloons.  I love how it turned out.  I feel the stones on the bottom of the strings are balloon weights.  I like that I did something really different this year.

      Just a few challenges:


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

      Sunday, March 7, 2021

      **ANYTHING GOES/USE GREEN** New Challenge with Angie's Digi Stamps!!

      Hi everyone!  It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Angie's Digi Stamps!!  Our theme is always Anything Goes but we always have a twist as well!  This month it's Use Green, perfect for St. Patrick's Day or spring or really anything fun.  I'm using Fairy Sprinkling Stardust, and I had a lot of fun making this card.



      Just a few challenges:



      Friday, March 5, 2021

      **WET OR DRY EMBOSSING** New Challenge with Simply Create Too!

      Happy Friday!  It's a new challenge at Simply Create Too and our theme this month is Wet or Dry Embossing!!!  I decided to go with dry embossing since I just got a bunch of new folders.  I like making cards in multiples, especially with simple techniques like dry embossing.  This is a 3-D folder and I'll warn you, it does NOT go through the Diamond Press Marquis!  Good thing my Big Shot still works.  Sort of.


      I made twelve but don't feel the need to show repeats of the same card :)


      I looooove my TH word dies.  They're so easy and have such a big impact on your projects.


      Just a few challenges:

      Thursday, March 4, 2021

      31 Days of Crafting - Day Four - ALWAYS Be A Mermaid

      Happy Thursday!  It's so cold out today, which is a real horse of a different color after the record cold two weeks ago and the fifties over the weekend!  Michigan and it's insane, schizophrenic weather!  Anyways, I'm missing sundresses and flip flops, so I made a mermaid card.  SIDENOTE I love Cricut holographic vinyl.  SO.  MUCH.