Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I Fall for "Fall"

Challenge #113 - Seasons
Congrats to our Winner, Top Tipper and Top 3 of Challenge #112! 
Seasons is the new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I chose fall because it is my favorite season of the year. On my 6x6 card I used an image, Apple Tree and Bear, from Birdie Brown. It's actually a freebie and you can snag it for yourself right here on Torico's blog. On a sad note, she has decided to close Birdie Brown at Etsy the end of November but she'll continue to design for other companies. You can get the details here from Torico.
Card Deets
I used Ranger's Glossy Accents on my apples, a Taylored Expressions die for the wheelbarrow and a pack of Jolee leaf stickers. The sentiment is from Verve's Bountiful Harvest set and the button and twine are from my stash. It's fun to create scenes on cards and Birdie Brown images are some of my personal favorites. Don't forget to stop by the online shop if you like her images and get them before they're gone.
Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamps Store.
Prize is winner's choice of 3 digital stamps.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #63-Button It Up! (green button with twine)
 hoarded supplies used: Jolee leaf sticker (3+ yrs), button (4-ever),
liquid dots (I have rediscovered these recently)
That's all for me today, thanks for dropping by!
Happy Fall Y'all!
Lisa xx

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Animals Just Wanna Have Fun

A pumpkin full of fish??? Say what!
That's right, this Fish or Treat Cat is set to have a spookin' good time this Halloween. After all, who says trick or treating is just for kids. ;)
It's time for a new linky party to open at Make It Monday and our sponsor this week is the talented Melissa Jenkins of Meljen's Designs. My teamies have an awesome lineup of inspiration featuring her cute digital images so please click HERE to be inspired or their links on my right sidebar. 
As for my card I had some crafty fun putting this one together. After I colored my image with Copic's I sponged the panel with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Ranger. A black atyou Spica pen was used to do some highlighting and I added the Guess Who? sticker to finish it. As for the card it is covered with two wonky panels - one which is embossed, a pair of googly eyes, cut outs from a 6x6 Halloween pad by Pebbles and a scary punched border fence by Martha Stewart.
Prize is 4 single digi's of winner's choice!
Now for my PICK 's OF THE WEEK which are...
Are you serious, this adorable guy couldn't scare anybody. lol I love the backdrop Linda created for her spooky adorable vampire and the cheesecloth is a terrific touch.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
and this beauty by
I love this anniversary card Pat created using Spellbinders dies as a focal point. The lovely lace and floral embellishments are gorgeous finishing touches.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
That's all for me today, congrats to our featured entry and winning commenter. Again, please visit my teamies to see their cards and have a terrific week.
Oh, before I close here's a quick update concerning the project my DD made for a local breast cancer awareness charity, Bra's For a Cause. Her bra, Modern Scarlett, came in third place and I am so proud of her! It's going to be featured on a 2014 calendar and I can't wait to see it. :) If you'd like to see what her entry looked like just click HERE and scroll down. 
Thanks for looking! 
Also, if you are trick or treating this Halloween have fun and be safe. :-)
Lisa xx

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Make It Monday #163

The Squirrel and The Fox DT post HERE
(Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness)
 A new linky party just started at Make It Monday and our sponsor this week is the cute and fun Bugaboo Stamps. I've used Halloween Skelekinz Tag on my wrapper and I tucked a Hershey's candy bar inside for a very special Trick-or-Treater. :-) Many thanks to Bugaboo Stamps for supplying the DT with images to create with!
My teamies have some amazing inspiration for you so please drop by their blogs, say hello and check out who their Pick Of The Week is. You never know, it could be your fabulous creation that's featured this week. ;) 
Bugaboo Stamps
Prize is winner's choice of 7 single digi's.
 Her vivid colors caught my eye and once I clicked on her entry I knew it was my POTW. I love the detail on the realistic looking fence behind Wryn and Nicole's coloring skills are phenomenal. This card just makes me smile. :-)
 Thanks for spending some time with me today and congrats to our winning commenter!
Lisa xx

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness is the new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox
Sponsored by
Grab a Banner
Prize is 4 free Delicious Doodles stamps.
I'm using Rosalee from our current sponsor and she was fun to color. A Fleur de Lis die by Spellbinders adds a touch of elegance and she's surrounded by several pink elements-butterflies, paper roses, bling, a crystal heart and twine. Because there's so much happening on the front of my card I stamped the sentiment on the inside. A little bling, organza ribbon and a handmade bow out of grosgrain ribbon complete my card.
Here's a peek...
My aunt is a breast cancer survivor (4 yrs. +) and I am on DT's with women who are currently battling this dreaded disease so I wanted them to know they are not alone. Whether you are a cancer survivor, going through your own battle, or encouraging a family member/friend people everywhere are here to support you in your fight! 
On this note, I'd like to share a project my DD recently completed as a Textiles, Merchandising and Design student at college. The challenge was to create a custom designed bra for class and students could elect to enter their bra in the local Bra's For a Cause charity auction.This nationwide annual event raises money for the Cancer Research Institute which benefits all types of cancer research. She was inspired by the beautiful clothes that Scarlett O'Hara wore in the movie Gone With the Wind and I have to say I love her finished project. I realize I am partial ;) but her professor and classmates loved it too and encouraged her to enter the competition. The charity gala is next week so we'll see how "Modern Scarlett" fares. She has my vote!

Front of "Modern Scarlett"
A close up, love the detail on the cups :)

The bra cups had to be covered, she used velvet for the
front and satin for the inside.

Thanks for taking a look at my card and her TXMD project. :) Also, I would like to thank Teri of Delicious Doodles for providing the DT with images to create with.
For more inspiration my teamies have an incredible line up of cards which you can see HERE or you'll find their links on my right sidebar.
Have a terrific day and don't forget to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. You can always check the local events happening in your city/state, click the link and donate directly to the Cancer Research Institute or send handmade cards to cancer patients at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. To get the details including the address click the link below.  

 (forum link)
Lisa xx

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Tip Tuesday #112

Black and White with a Splash of Color
I love the theme of this challenge but I have to say it was definitely a challenge. I found myself wanting to add more color, somewhere, anywhere lol. We have two terrific sponsors, Fred She Said and Kenny K, for this challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. The image on my card Trixxie Treat is by the talented Kenny Kiernan and I think she's gorgeous. She was certainly fun to splash some color on. :)
Obviously my color of choice was purple. In keeping with the
theme I die cut flowers from a black and white spiderweb
dp and added a black die cut TE spiderweb to the sides
of the image panel (which I cut into two pieces). 
Two paper purple roses add a bit more
color and cheer my spirits. ;) 
Prize is $20 voucher to their online store.
A big thank you to Kenny for supplying the DT with images!
To see more inspiration and to check out what colors were splashed around click HERE or on my teamies links. You'll find them on my right sidebar and while you are visiting please leave a comment for them. We love hearing from you!
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Edited Note: A big thank you to Kenny K's Krafty Krew for the Top 3 award. It means so much!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa xx

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Make It Monday #162 with Nicecrane Designs

We are fortunate to have Nicecrane Designs as our sponsor this week at Make It Monday. On my cards I'm featuring the Butterfly Twinchies Collage Sheet. Each image is twinchie size, 2x2, and is easy to print and assemble onto a card.
I needed a few thank you cards and I'm also thinking ahead to the Christmas season which is nearly upon us. Hard to believe, isn't it! These card sets would make great gifts for teachers, busy moms or the elderly. I finished a card folder to share how I plan to give these. Each folder can be customized to suit the recipient's taste and my only caution is this. If you plan to place flowers or embellishments on the front of the card you will need to allow for a deep pocket to store them in. I followed this tutorial here and chose to keep the front of my cards low profile so they'd fit nicely into the pocket and I wouldn't have to make any adjustments. ;)
Front Cover
Inside of Folder

another thank you card for my stash
last one ;)
Thanks for hanging in there!
I am entering my card set in the *new to me* challenge:
(Thank you Susan for letting me know about this challenge)
Ignacio is generously providing our winner a $20 gift voucher.
A big thank you to Ignacio for supplying the DT with images to create with!
I love the colors, key embellishments, tulle bow and gorgeous frame for this sentiment. It certainly makes me smile Pia. :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!  
Please visit my teamies for more inspiration! You can click HERE or their links on my right sidebar. Also, I hope you'll check out the diversity of vintage images at Nicecrane Designs for your holiday creating. 
Have a terrific week!
Lisa xx 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Make It Monday #161

We have the talented Kenny K as our sponsor this week at Make It Monday and my card features Super Genius. Anyone a fan of The Big Bang Theory television show? We are huge fans and this guy reminds me of those brilliant nerds on the show. This card is for my DH (who's pretty smart himself) because he's had a rough couple of months both personally and professionally. Sometimes you just need to hear from those you love that you matter. ;)

Here are my PICK's OF THE WEEK...

#111 Joey

I love the Art Nouveau style so naturally this entry caught my eye. Her card and tag are so pretty and I love the color combo she used as well. Click her link to learn where you can find these images if this style appeals to you.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us Joey at MIM!

#141 mapowska

How cute is this!!!
I love paper creations like this one because you can tell the creator had fun while making it.
Please click her link to see more incredible photos.
Thanks for sharing your talent Mapowska with us at MIM! 

Kenny K

Prize is winner's choice of 5 digi's!

A big thank you to Kenny K for supplying the DT with images to create with!!

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

For more inspiration please visit my teamie's creations HERE or click their links on my right sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Lisa xx

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Squirrel and The Fox #54

S-fold card
Things With Wings
That's the new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox. I placed my sponsor image, Lil Minx, by Hobbybook on the front panel of my S-fold card. These are super easy to make using a scoring board. Score at 3 and 6" and use your bone folder to make the S-fold. I couldn't get this card to lie totally flat so it's hard to see that the design of my dp matches up perfectly on each panel but it does. I'm kind of peculiar about stuff like that. ;)
I placed her on the edge of the first scored panel and added a die cut stamped tag by MFT to the back panel. Two Sassafras Lass brooches that were in hiding in my crafty supplies are making appearances on this card. I should say that I took artistic liberty with the fairy's skirt by adding fringe to enhance it and on her sleeve. Her wing was covered with silver Stickles and black diamond Stickles were used to put a little fairy dust in her hair. When you open the card it reveals a gift card tucked in the hidden panel which is why I stamped MFT's No Peeking on the tag (my naughty family likes to peek).
Prize is 5 digi's of winner's choice.
Okay, time to link up your creations featuring Things With Wings but before you do I hope you'll pop over to my teamie's blogs to see their inspiration. You can click HERE or their links on my right sidebar.
Have fun with this theme and we look forward to paying you a visit soon!
Lisa xx

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Top Tip Tuesday #111

We want to see flowers on your paper creations at Top Tip Tuesday. Before I go any further I have an announcement. We are hosting a DT CALL and we're looking for 2 or 3 new designers to join our wonderful team. The details are on the challenge blog HERE so click to be in the know if you are interested. Good luck to all who enter and when you link up your paper creation(s) please put DT by your name.
On my anniversary card for my son and sweet daughter-in-law I used a sponsor image, Nelly and Leo in Love 4, by Stamp Fairy. They definitely look like a couple in love!
My TIP: Don't be afraid to mix floral paper with your flowers. Also pretty brads make lovely centers for your flowers.
Prize for one lucky winner is a $10.00 gift certificate.
Crimson cloud
Prize is 3 packs of die cuts to one lucky winner.
Now for more inspiration please check out the fantabulous creations by my teamies HERE or you can always click their links in my right sidebar.
That's all for me, good luck to those entering our DT Call!
Lisa xx
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