Sunday, February 24, 2013

Make It Monday #129 with Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

Sentiment by Verve

Welcome to the new MIM linky party!
Congratulations to our featured entry and winning commenter! We're sponsored this week by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and my card features the Trophy digi image from Bits and Bobs. I am not using it as an athletic award however, the MVP (which I added) is for Most Valuable Person. ;) Thank you Dr. Digi for providing the DT with images to play with!

Sentiment by Verve

Sponsored by
Prize is 2 single digis of winner's choice!
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Pick of the Week


I love
 I love this card for two reasons. First, the message by Faith Sisters really touched my heart. Second, the butterflies are absolutely stunning on this card. To see more photos please click Julia's link and take a closer peek at her fabulous card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Make It Monday!

Amazing inspiration awaits you from the DT so please visit their blogs and leave 'em some comment love. Click HERE to visit the challenge blog or click their links on my right sidebar. Also, don't forget that Michelle is hosting a Design Team call to fill Lisa M's crafty shoes. If you'd like to be a part of the MIM team please put DT beside your name when you link up your paper creation. 
Have a wonderful week everybody!
Lisa xx


Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #38

Time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox and it's your choice of Fairytale, Whimsical or Fantasy. I chose fairytale and I'm using the Make It Crafty digital image, Fairest of All Princess. A big thank you to Zoe for supplying the design team with images to create with. :) 
This image is beautifully detailed and was so much fun to color. As we all know, Snow White is the fairest in the land and she is the inspiration for my card. In fact, I'm a big fan of all the Disney princesses hence the inside sentiment based on a quote from Cinderella.


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Make It Crafty
Make it Crafty

Prize is a AU$15 voucher to spend in the online store.

Congratulations to the winner of the LOVE challenge and Top 3!
It's over to you now. We're eager to see your paper creations with a fairytale, whimsical or fantasy theme. For more inspiration please visit my teamies by clicking their links on my right sidebar or HERE to go directly to the challenge blog.

Good Luck!

Lisa xx

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TAG-You're It!

Welcome to Top Tip Tuesday's newest challenge, TAG-You're It! The lovely Bettina is our hostess and your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to incorporate a tag somewhere on your paper creation. Not too hard, right? The DT has a lineup of inspiration waiting for you at TTT featuring Shape EZ templates, one of our sponsors.  Tammy is an ex-teamie of TTT and the creator of Shape EZ templates so it's always fun to use her products to create with. I love the various designs my teamies chose and somewhere you'll see a tag on each one. I'm using the Pedestal Tag 1 which I hope you can see, if not then look on the left. It was fussy cut by me however that's not required if you're lucky enough to own an electronic cutter. Maybe I'll get one for Mother's Day, hope so. ;-) Tammy is kind enough to include several files with your order-JPEG, PNG, PDF or SVG. It makes her templates a real bargain and I hope you'll give them a try! Our other fabulous sponsor is Sweet Stamp Store and we are thrilled to have them as a new sponsor this year. Yay!

I found the inspiration for my wall hanging by flipping through the We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost 6x6 pad. A dp jumped out at me and I trimmed it to reveal my base and began searching for other coordinating dp's. A sheet with cut outs and another with green polka dots made the selection and I layered the journaling cut out with the polka dot dp while the small cut out was adhered to the top left corner. My Pedestal Tag 1 provided a base for me to stamp grey snowflakes onto and a row of Island Lagoon bling adorns the bottom. Some coordinating ribbon tied off at the top adds color and texture to my project. The edges were inked with aquamarine archival ink by Ranger and I liked the punch of color so I stamped three snowflakes from the Glad Tidings set by Verve in the same color. After die cutting them I placed an aqua bling in the center and accented the snowflakes on my base panel as well with bling. I'm kinda on a quest to use my current supplies so the aqua swirl bling finally found a home. A stamped sentiment from the Christmas in the Air set by Verve and a banner die cut form the green polka dot dp completes it. I love snowflakes and it's fun to have this hanging in my crafty space during winter to cheer me up. :)

Sponsors and Prizes
 Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates or your choice.
 Every template is offered in 300 dpi in SVG,JPEG,PNG and PDF files so no matter your preference, they are perfect for everyone. No cutter needed, instructions included and are only limited by your imagination.
Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store 

Playing along with the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Buttons and or Bling  
The Ribbon Girl Blog: February Color Challenge (I used aqua)
Southern Girls Challenge #62 - Bling It On

Thanks for dropping by and please don't forget to visit my teamies and our two talented guests as well. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday tomorrow Petra! Thank you for joining us this month ladies and thank you to everyone who joins in TTT's challenges. We look forward to seeing your amazing creations and leaving you some comment love.
Happy Crafting Everyone!
Lisa xx

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Make It Monday #128 with Bugaboo Stamps

DT Call at Make It Monday, click HERE for details.

Before we begin the new linky party at Make It Monday I'd like to congratulate last week's featured entry and winning commenter. The gallery was full of beautiful and inspiring creations!
Our current sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, provided the DT with digital images to use and my card features Owl Always Love You . Thank you Bugaboo!
This is the sweetest image and I made this card for my daughter. She's an owl lover and I plan to mail it to her when she goes off to college this August. In fact, I'm busy making a stash of cards so I can send one a week. :) Honestly, I'm not ready to be an empty nester but nevertheless it will happen lol. Here's the inside using a sentiment from Verve's-You and I set. Sorry for the dark photo. :(

Sponsored by
Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 single digis.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Pick of the Week is..
#173 Kerry

I love this Triple Tier Easel Card that Kerry created! The design is fabulous and she was kind enough to include a link to the tutorial she used so I am going to give it a go. Be sure to visit her blog to see more photos. :-) Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us at Make It Monday Kerry!  

I'm happy you stopped by today and I do hope you'll pay my teamies a visit too. Click their links on my right sidebar or visit the MIM challenge blog to see the amazing inspiration they've provided using the fun images from Bugaboo Stamps.
Before I go I'd like to welcome my newest followers and thank everyone for their kind and encouraging comments! You guys rock!!!
Lisa xx

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Stamp by Impression Obsession-F2433

Hello to my regular readers and visitors! I'm so happy you dropped by today because I made this card just for you and my sentiment says it all...
Sentiment is from the Hundred Hearts set and heart
images are from the No Matter What set, both by
Verve Stamps.
I hope each and every one of you have a very Happy Valentine's Day filled with love, happiness and joy. A few chocolates wouldn't hurt either lol. ;-) Speaking of chocolate, I made these tags to put on the chocolate hearts I bought for my DH and DD but shhhh don't tell.
Tree of Love stamp by HOTP and "be mine"
sentiment is from Verve's Hearts Desire set.

Sentiment is from the Twitterpated set and
hearts are from the Hundred Hearts set, both
by Verve Stamps.
Thank you for the love and support you've shown me! It means alot and I truly appreciate those who follow me, visit my blog (yes I know I have blurkers out there lol), leave kind comments and reach out via email. You certainly make my life sweeter!!!

Lisa xoxo

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Make It Monday #127 with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Hi there!
It's time to kick off the current linky party at Make It Monday featuring a brand new sponsor, Little Miss Muffet Stamps. They provided the DT with an assortment of images to use and mine is Paprika as Raggedy Ann.  To see more LMMS inspiration pay my teamies a visit by clicking their links on my right sidebar or here for the challenge blog site. On a quick note, I didn't have the opportunity to officially say bye to Lisa M. (who stepped down from the DT last week) because I was out of town and my post was scheduled in advance. Just want to say she's the best teamie ever and I am going to miss her terribly at MIM. I know you guys will too! 
Inside of my card  
The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets-Couple of Cuties lg. set
and I used coordinating dp's from Lily Bee Designs Double
Dutch tiny tablet. A C'bug Polka Dots embossing folder,
TE hearts impression plate, Hero Arts bling and trim
complete my card.

#58 Natalie

I love the Saturated Canary image that Natalie used and her border die with the delicate flowers is stunning. A closer look reveals amazing details on this card which is why I couldn't help but choose it as my POTW. Please drop by her blog and leave some comment love. :)  

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at MIM Natalie!


Sponsored by
Prize: 3 digi's of winner's choice!
Congrats to our featured entry and winning commenter of linky party #126. There were so many beautiful and creative entries! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Happy Crafting Everyone!
Lisa xx

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Challenge #37 - LOVE

The Squirrel and The Fox is back with a new challenge and the theme for the next two weeks is LOVE. I'm using a digi image by our current sponsor, Kenny K, called Milk Shake. It definitely looks like this couple have a good thing going on! 
An archived Mojo sketch was used for inspiration and dp's from the MME Love Me Do collection bring the color yellow into play. It gives it an airy feel which I like. The heart doily was a purchase from JoAnn's and the red sparkle ribbon is from Michael's. I love the look of sewing on cards but I'll fess up and share that mine is totally faux. I used a white gel pen and a black micro liner pen to create the stitched look. Here's a look at the inside of my card and the continuation of my sentiment on the front.
The sentiment reads, "We've got a groovy kind of love" and
it's from Verve's Feeling Groovy set.

Sponsored by

Prize is 5 free Kenny K digi stamps!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #169-Love is in the Air
One Stop Craft Challenge #215-Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp-Have a Heart
Ribbon Carousel Challenge 77-Love is in the Air
Catered Crop Polka Dots Recipe Swap Quickfire (red polka dot dp)
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #49-Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #106-Love and Romance
The ABC Challenge: G is for going Dotty (red polka dot dp)

Congratulations to TS&TF Winner and Top 3 of the Something New challenge! One last thing, be sure to drop by my teamies blogs to see their inspiration and leave some comment love for them.

Have a great week and I wish each of you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa xx


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Let Me Call You Sweetheart....

I'm in love with you
Let me hear you whisper
That you love me too
Keep the love light glowing
In your eyes so blue
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you


I'm sorry if I have this song stuck in your head now lol.  
It's one of those timeless classics that we all know, well at least I know the first two lines. My DH calls me one verse Lisa because I can rarely sing the second verse to any song. So, did I know this one? Nah, I Google'd the lyrics. ;-)
Our challenge theme at Top Tip Tuesday is romance or include a heart which brings me to my card. It features a sponsored image from Stamp Fairy called Patches Love 1. He's so cute and as you can see I opted to include hearts on my card. I border punched hearts, embossed hearts, die cut  hearts, stamped a heart, and added a bling heart. The die cut heart on the front was a happy from my blog buddy Jeanne and my very first Cheery Lynn die. It's one of two dies in the Two of Hearts set and I love it, thanks Jeanne! Recollections roses and four red bling embellishments complete my card.   
Here's the inside of my card ...

The Valentine heart and sentiment is from the Love is Sweet
set by Taylored Expressions.
A big welcome to our February Guest Designers,

Petra and Louise
So happy to have you!
A big thank you for providing the DT with images
 and for sharing their creative talent with us at TTT!

Top Tipper Prize - Stamp and Create
And an awesome prize of

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Ribbon Carousel February Challenge
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #49-Anything Goes
So glad you stopped by, please pay my teamies a visit to see their incredible creations as well as the inspiration from our February Guest Designers, Petra and Louise, and our Stamp Fairy Guest Designers. One more thing, DT member Heike is back from a medical hiatus and we are so happy her health has recovered and she is rejoining the team. Please drop by her blog and give her a big welcome back from the TTT family.  
Happy Crafting Everyone!!!
Lisa xx

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Make It Monday #126 with Kenny K

My tag featuring Jet Setter

Hello & Welcome! 
A brand new linky party is open at Make It Monday and our sponsor is the talented Kenny K. It is hard to choose an image from the wide range of fab digi's he offers but I finally settled on this one, Jet Setter. I was in the process of creating a tag with dp's from the MME Traveler collection and thought she'd be perfect. 

Here's a close up...

and the back

 Sponsored by
Prize: 5 digi's of winners choice!
#191 Kaijan
 I love this card for many reasons...

1. Awesome coloring
2. Fab embellishments
3. The design

Please drop by her blog to see more photos showing different angles. This is such a pretty Valentine's Day card! Thanks Kaija for sharing your amazing talent with us at MIM.
Congrats to the new MIM featured entry and commenting winner! Now for more inspiration please visit my teamies blogs to see their wonderful creations too.
Have a terrific week everyone!
Lisa xx
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