Friday, October 1, 2021

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

Who says you can't make Christmas cards in 80 degree weather??  It's the first of the month which also means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  It's been so very humid lately and my house is covered in pumpkins and bats but I can still get into the Christmas spirit!!

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!!

**ANYTHING BUT A CARD** New Challenge with Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!!!

Happy October!  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 Anything But A Card!!  Whenever I go to create something that's NOT a card, I instantly think TAG!  I actually used to make tags all the time and I've gotten away from it, but this one was super fun to make.  I used the actual gift and gift wrap as inspiration for the tag.


Just a few challenges:

  • Classic Design Challenge - #10 Anything Goes
  • A Bit More Time To Craft - #145 Anything Goes
  • A Perfect Time To Craft - #10 Anything Goes
  • A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - Anything Goes
  • Scrapping4Fun Challenges - #202 Inspired By An Artist 1/4 (gift wrap, pendant)
  • Word Art Wednesday - #511 Anything Goes 1/5
  • Creative Fingers - #216 Anything Goes 2/3
  • Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes 2/3
  • Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes 2/4

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

    **PAPER PIECING** New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!

    Happy October All!  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 Paper Piecing, which I absolutely love doing.  I find the tedious work very relaxing.


    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!!

    Trick or Treat!!! It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  It's October and that means I'm in full-on Halloween mode, so I made this mini slimline 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!!

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    STAMPtember - Day Nineteen - Down The Rabbit Hole!!

    Happy Sunday!!!  Today is kind of crazy day, it's been a crazy month, an Alice In Wonderland project feels right doesn't it?  While creating this, I did play Adam Lambert's "Down The Rabbit Hole" a few times.  Great song.


    Just a few challenges:

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

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Fairy Forest Greetings with Dies R Us!!!

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  Lisa here, sharing a fun fairy card!  I am SO in love with Fairy Hugs products!  I used so many to make this card along with dies from Memory Box.


    I gathered my supplies and couldn’t wait to start playing!


    The Fairy Hugs papers have a kind of slick or shiny finish to them, so I stamped my images with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  I let it sit for about an hour and then checked it and the ink was dry.  Yay!

    I forgot to show in my first photo the Cuttlebug folder I used for my foil layer.



    I hope this card inspires to get your fairy on with all of the fun and amazing stamps, papers and dies that Dies R Us carries.  --Lisa

    Products Used:



    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:

    STORE

    CHALLENGE BLOG

    FACEBOOK

    INSPIRATION BLOG

    FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE


    Monday, September 13, 2021

    STAMPtember - Day Thirteen - Bella's Birthday

    Happy Monday Twihards! It's Bella's birthday.  Aging or not, we're still celebrating!!


    The book page paper is just my favorite thing EVER!!!!


    And barely a mention of Jacob.  WOOHOO!!! #TeamEdwardAlways!  It's fun to just be normal for a minute, especially after all the hysteria recently.

    Just a few challenges:

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

    Sunday, September 12, 2021

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

    STAMPtember - Day Eleven - Take Two - Nessie's Fifteen Birthday

    So today's almost over, but I wanted to share a birthday card I made to celebrate Renesmee's fifteenth birthday (per the books).  I make cards for Bella and Nessie's birthdays every year.  Twihard for life!!!

    Just a few challenges:

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

    STAMPtember - Day Eleven - BE STRONG!!!! FIGHT!!!!! DO NOT COMPLY!!!!!!

    MY ORIGINAL POST FOR TODAY IS BELOW.

    My blog, my words, my personal space.  Period.

    I WILL NOT COMPLY.'

    I will not let someone else--anyone else but especially not a dementia ridden pervert psychopath--tell me what I'm going to put in my body.

    I will fight.

    WE ALL HAVE TO FIGHT.

    Originally I had a patriotic card to share to remember what happened on this day in 2001.  But I've made another card, an empowering card.

    I don't usually share the products I'm using unless it's a DT post, but here I will link to the Colorado Craft Company America Strong stamp set that I used for this card.  I encourage you all to buy this stamp and FIGHT for your freedom, for your family, for the future.

    Original text: Twenty years ago we faced the worst day our country has ever seen.  I know many are oblivious to this nowadays, they've forgotten because facing the truth is harder than hiding from it.  But we were attacked, and we can never forget that and never stop fighting for our country and our freedoms.  Period.

    Later on today I'll share a happier card, but for right now, I've got a patriotic card to honor what happened twenty years ago today.


    Just a few challenges:

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

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    Happy Fall Ya'all with Dies R Us!!!!

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  Lisa here, sharing a fall themed card with lots of shimmer!  I combined products from Frantic Stamper, Lawn Fawn and Tutti Designs to make this card!


    I started my project by choosing a fall-themed background die by Frantic Stamper called Swirling Leaves Stitched Background.  It's 3.5" by 5" so I ran it through my die cut machine twice on my 6.75" x 4.75" mat.  You can't even see the line between the two, the die lines up beautifully.


    I decided I wanted to use a stamp since September is National Stamping Month, so I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Before 'N Afters stamp set.  


    I chose to pair the stamp set with one of my favorite die sets, Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Banners.  Unfortunately, I somehow deleted the photos I took of the stamping, coloring and inking processes.  My apologies!  I do have a photo of the card before I adhered it together and embellished it.

    I hope this card inspires to make a fun fall card with any of the fun and amazing dies that Dies R Us carries.  --Lisa

    Products Used:



    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:

    STORE

    CHALLENGE BLOG

    FACEBOOK

    INSPIRATION BLOG

    FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE



    Monday, September 6, 2021

    **ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Get Creative Challenge!

    Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and our theme is Anything Goes!!  Our lovely sponsor is Star Stampz and I'm working with Thanksgiving Harvest Chibi!!
     

    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!!!


    **PATTERNED PAPER** New Challenge with A Place To Start!!!

    Happy Sunday!  Today is my first design team post with A Place To Start and I'm really excited to share my card today showcasing Patterned Paper!  We ALL have loads of that in our stashes! 

    Just a few challenges:

    • DLArt Linky Party
    • Classic Design Challenge - #9 Anything Goes
    • A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
    • A Perfect Time To Craft - #9 Anything Goes
    • A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - Anything Goes
    • Crafting Happiness - #112 Anything Goes
    • Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge
    • Creative Inspirations - Fabulous Fall
    • Country View Challenges - The Leaves Begin To Fall
    • Four Seasons - #1 Fall
    • Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #165 Anything Goes 1/3
    • Di's Digi Designs - Two or More Patterned Papers 1/3
    • Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Goes 1/3
    • Corrosive Challenge - #9 Anything Goes 1/4
    • Simon Says Stamp Monday - STAMP It! 1/5
    • Creative Fingers - #214 Anything Goes 2/3
    • Use Your Stash - #430 Anything Goes 2/3
    • All Sorts - #640 Anything Goes 2/3
    • World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes 2/3
    • Rabisco Challenge - #14 Anything Goes 3/5
    • Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 2/2
    • Friendship Challenge - #69 Autumn Leaves 2/2
    • Gem of a Challenge - #18 Anything Goes 3/3
    • Be sure to visit the blog to play along and see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting and stamping!  Laters!!

      Thursday, September 2, 2021

      STAMPtember - Day Two - Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock

       I swear, as I wrote that post title, I was singing in it my head. You know Gwen Stefani's first solo song?  "Whatchu Waitin' For"?  Yeah, that was in my head.  Man, I used to listen to that album every day.

      Yeah, there's gonna be a lot of nostalgia in my posts this month, buckle up for that.

      Just a few challenges:

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

      Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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

      Happy STAMPtember all!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  I had so much fun watercoloring this ice cream sundae.  In my mind it's chocolate peanut butter with caramel topping.  Yum!!



      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 stamping.  Laters!!

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

      Happy STAMPtember!!  The first of the month means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  



      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 stamping.  Laters!!

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

      Happy STAMPtember!  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 Anything Goes!!  I wanted to make a mini slimline card, so I literally closed my eyes and picked a stamp out of a basket to create with. I should do that more often, I love how it turned out!!



      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 stamping.  Laters!!

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

      Happy STAMPtember 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.  This month our theme is Monochromatic and I had a hard time choosing what color I wanted to create with!  I started just digging through my stamps and found this cookie set and boom, my palette was browns.  An unusual choice for me but I love how it came out.



      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 stamping.  Laters!!

      STAMPtember - Day One - It's FINALLY HERE!!!!!

      HAPPY STAMPTEMBER EVERYONE!!!

      Okay so my favorite time of the year is still Christmastime, but my second favorite time of the year is STAMPtember!!  It's that amazing month when every company releases amazing new images, and a personal favorite, Simon Says Stamp, releases a BRAND NEW STAMP SET every.  Single.  Day.  They pair with loads of amazing companies like The Greeting Farm, Pinkfresh Studio, Tim Holtz, there's SO MANY!!!  I cannot wait!

      Anyways, I have a TON of great projects to share with you this month.  SO MANY projects.  I'm having a blast creating.  STAMPtember is so fun because:

      1. No sticker cards!
      2. No die-only cards!
      3. No I-only-stamped-the-sentiment cards!
      Usually I restrict myself during STAMPtember to sharing only cards with stamped images (unless I have other DT commitments) and I don't create with digis.  BUT.  This year is going to be a little different.

      If you know me at all, you know that one of my favorite stamp companies is Unity Stamps.  They have this AMAZING designer named Angie Blom who makes beautiful and creative girly stamps.  Her line with Unity is called ANGIE Girls, and they're fabulous.  Last year however, Angie struck out on her own and started drawing digital stamps.  The artwork is every bit as amazing as it was with Unity, and I have purchased many of her fabulous digi stamps, and will be sharing some of those creations this month.  You can find her incredible digi stamps here.

      My first project for this month is made with one of Angie's amazing images.  I feel like this looks like a vintage Barbie, which is why I love it!!



      Just a few challenges:


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