Sunday, June 30, 2013

Make It Monday #147

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Hello and welcome!
A new linky party is open at Make It Monday and we have a new DT member to announce. Yay! Michelle invited the talented Kerry Hocking to replace Meihsia who stepped down a few weeks ago. I'm so excited to welcome Kerry aboard and I can't wait to share this creative journey with her!

Our current sponsor is Saturated Canary and I'm using Winnie Goes Camping on my mixed media art journal page. Needless to say I love Krista's images and this set is great for building a scene because you receive three images (Winnie, vintage camper and campsite sign) to play with. It reminded me of all the camping adventures in my early childhood. We had a Chinook camper and our campground was the great outdoors in Alaska. I'll never forget the trip when my oldest sister rolled down the side of a mountain. It wasn't a rocky mountain otherwise it could have been disastrous. She was bruised and sore for a while but thankfully okay. She certainly scared the dickens out of everyone!

 My forest was created with this fun little die.
 My Pick of the Week (with a slight twist) is...
I love this carousel!!! She mentioned in her post that she had trouble following the directions so instead of quitting she simply figured it out on her own. Way to go Loz, the pay off is this amazing paper project. Now for the twist, I also chose two other amazing projects to highlight as my POTW and they just happen to be by the very crafty Loz as well. Take a look at these...
entry #2 which she made for her fur baby :)
and last but not least is entry #11 with her awesome Chair Step card.

Thanks for always playing along at MIM and for sharing your inspiration Loz!
Prize is 2 free digi's to our winning commenter.
Please pay my teamies a visit to see their beautiful cards featuring Krista's digital images. You can click HERE or on their links in my right sidebar to see their inspiration. I appreciate the visit and before I go I want to wish a Happy 4th of July to my fellow US citizens. Have fun celebrating and be safe!
 Crafty Hugs,
Lisa xx

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Squirrel and The Fox #47

Christmas in July
Surprise! That's our new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox for the next two weeks. It's time to get out your Christmas paper, embellishments, stamps, ink etc. and join us. My goal is to make some of my Christmas gift projects plus a few cards in July so I'll be ahead instead of lagging behind as usual during the holiday season. If the last half of this year is like the first half then I'm going to need all the help and time I can get.
My card features an adorable image from our current sponsor, The Paper Shelter, called Santa's Cute Helper. I love her and I dressed her in blue because this card is going to "a girl" who happens to love blue. She also loves to ski which is the reason I incorporated a few ski tickets (yes, I do realize my image is sledding, not skiing lol).
Be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration by my teamies by clicking HERE or on their links in my right sidebar. Also if you are looking for Christmas images you will love the selection at The Paper Shelter
Sponsored by...
Prize $20 Gift Certificate
A big thank you to The Paper Shelter for supplying the DT with images to create with and the generous prize for our lucky winner.
Okay, it's your turn now. We look forward to seeing your amazing creations fill our gallery!
Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #104

Hi all! I have been a bit scarce this month and I apologize for not commenting and stopping by in a timely manner. Things have been hectic to say the least in our world. Enough of my trials though, we have a brand new challenge at TTT and for the next two weeks we want to see Office Supplies on your entries. Anything you would use in an office (i.e. paper clips, staples, pens, pencils, paper, etc.) will do. 
My card features the Freshman Digi Image by our current sponsor Kenny K. I love how detailed his images are and this card is for my daughter who will be a freshman in college this fall. I included a paper clip, hinge on my die cut clipboard and staples. I used stickers which is something I normally do not do but they work on this card. The typewriter is a nod to my daughter's love of antique typewriters and the fact that she wants to become a journalist and author after she graduates in 2017. 
A big thank you to Kenny K for supplying the DT with images to create with! Be sure to check out what the design team created to inspire you by clicking HERE or you can click their links on my right sidebar.
Crimson Cloud
Crimson cloud
Prize offered to one lucky winner is: 3 packs of die cuts.
Hope you'll play along with this fun challenge! Thanks for dropping by today and with any luck I'll be by to visit soon. Until then please know how much your support means to me. :)
Lisa xx

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Make It Monday #145 with Bugaboo Stamps

A new linky party just opened at Make It Monday and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. This card is for my FIL who will turn 91 years young this Thursday. It features Gus Birthday - Recount and it's colored with Copic markers. I hope he likes it! The entries last week were amazing and it makes it so hard to choose only one Pick of the Week but here's my choice.
Pick of the Week is ...
This is such a pretty card! I love the feminine touches and the highlights in her hair are stunning. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday.
Sponsored by... 
Prize is winner's choice of 7 single digi's!
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!
Thanks for dropping by! My teamies have a terrific line-up of inspiration using Bugaboo Stamps. Click HERE to go to the challenge blog or on their links on my right sidebar.
Have a great week everyone,
Lisa xx

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #46

The new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox is to Use Something Metal on your card/project. Before I go any further though I have some news, our teamie Lynne stepped down and Linda and Tracey added three new members to our design team, Angie, Denise, and Samantha. I wish Lynne the best and welcome my three new teamies to TSTF!

For the metal element on my card I used a crown on my bluejay which was provided by our current sponsor, Beary Wishes. You can find this beautiful image HERE in the online store. There's no sentiment on this card because it's an all occasion card. Good to have a few of those on hand. ;)
Sponsored by...
Prize is Three Free Digi's

Congratulations to our Winner and Top 3 of the Summer or Winter challenge!!
Thanks for dropping by today! I encourage you to visit the DT's blogs by clicking HERE or their links on my right sidebar to see more inspiration featuring images from our sponsor.
Happy Father's Day to those celebrating tomorrow. :)
Lisa xx

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TTT Challenge 103-Masculine


We'd like to see masculine cards/projects for the next two weeks at TTT. With Father's Day just around the corner here in the US it is perfect timing to celebrate fathers everywhere. My 3D project was inspired by my hubby's love of boating and I used Captain 02, Sailor Boy and Puppy, and Nautical Icons from our new sponsor Birdie Brown.

Prize is 3 digital stamps of winner's choice.
A big thank you to Birdie Brown for providing the DT with images to create with. :)

Sweet Stamps

Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Sweet Stamps Store.

Roxie Glaza

Our special guest designer from Sweet Stamps Store.
 To see more inspiration by the DT using the adorable images from Birdie Brown click HERE. That's all for me today but before I go I'd like to wish every father a very Happy Father's Day this Sunday.
Lisa xx

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Make It Monday #144 with Nicecrane Designs

Before we kick off another linky party at Make It Monday I want to take a moment to say farewell to Meihsia Liu who is stepping down as a DT member. She has been a constant source of inspiration to me throughout the past year. Best of luck Meihsia in all of your crafty endeavors! 

We're sponsored this week by the talented Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs. I am using a vintage image -Sugar and Spice 3 that you'll find in his online store. Here's a look at the preview sheet-Sugar and Spice DSL I where I found this beautiful image of two sisters to use on my thank you card.

Sugar & Spice DSL I

Sponsored by...
Prize is a $20 gift voucher to the winner.
My Pick's of the Week are...
(that's right, two choices this week)
 I love her stamped background and colored image. Terrific pocket card Sonja!


#140 Linda B and Katie ;)

I love this project for so many reasons. First, it is beautiful (click her link to see the back side and more pictures) and the papers and embellishments are gorgeous. :) Second, this is what I call a "forever" project. Linda was visiting her nearly ten year old granddaughter, Katie, and shared her love of design and paper crafting with her. This project and the time spent with her grandma will be something Katie will remember and cherish forever, Linda too I'm sure. ;)

Thanks for sharing your talent ladies with all of us at Make It Monday!

I encourage you to drop by the DT's blogs for more inspiration featuring images from Nicecrane Designs. You can click their links on my right sidebar or by clicking HERE.
 Thanks for dropping by, 
Lisa xx

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Make It Monday #143 with Kenny K

A new linky party is OPEN at Make It Monday!

This is one of those rare DT posts where I am not using a sponsor image. I wanted to share a card I made for my darling daughter's graduation. On the 21st of May she graduated high school with honors. Naturally we are very proud parents but to be honest, I am proud of this young woman every day of her life. She constantly amazes me! With her graduation though I get to hang up one of my hats, home school mom, permanently. I home schooled my son for 8 years and Sara from K-12. It is a huge responsibility and not one that I took lightly. All the hard work paid off though and when she scored a 28 on her ACT we both knew it. My advice to any home school parent or student is to never give up. Hang in there and see it to completion, you'll be glad you did. :)

Congratulations to all graduates everywhere!!!
Sponsored by...
 Kenny K 

Prize is 5 Digis of winners 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 is...

#145 Caroline KISS

I love the sequins, this cheeky gal and the fab sentiment she used. It gave me a chuckle!
Thanks Caroline for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday. :)

By the time this post goes live I will be celebrating my daughter's high school graduation, my son's US Army Advanced Individual Training graduation and my 49th birthday which is the 3rd. The best part is that we are together again as a family. :) 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic week! Have I mentioned lately that I'm a very lucky girl, well I am and I'm so grateful to the One who makes it all possible.

Lisa xx

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Squirrel and The Fox #45-Winter or Summer

For the next two weeks at The Squirrel and The Fox our challenge is Summer or Winter. My card features a winter image from our sponsor, Saturated Canary, named Molly which I placed on my first center steppe card. These are so much fun to create!

Prize = Two Free Digis
The DT has come up with great inspiration to get your mojo going so check out their projects HERE. Thanks for dropping by!
Lisa xx
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