Archive | October, 2011

May Christmas bring you every Happiness…

31 Oct

Hey there blog friends!  I know I have made this card before but I just couldn’t help myself.  I am so pleased with this design, and when I took this card into work it caused quite a stir which prompted me to make it one of my Christmas Card Designs for 2011.

I added some stickles to the holly leaves to give them some sparkle and sponged some soft gray around the sentiment panel.

Here’s a closer look at the whole card…

Supplies used for this card:

Paper – The Paper Studie – Doodle Ornaments

Glitter Ribbon

Clear Round Embellishments – Bought online from Pink Hedgehog

Flower – EK Dimensional Punch – Dahlia

Border Punch – Martha Stewart

Tombo Markers


Stamp – Stampendous! Christmas Wishes

Happy Halloween to everyone!

Lisa 🙂

Play Date Cafe….

31 Oct

Good Morning!  Wow we had a wild night here last night!  Our phone, cable and Internet was out of commission all evening because we were have quite a wind storm!  It was no big deal tho, my son Andrew and his Girlfriend Jen came over for supper and we had a nice visit 🙂

I made this card for this week’s Play Date Cafe challenge.  The challenge is to use Kraft/Taupe…Flesh…Cadet Blue for your creation.   Here is this week’s challenge:

Here is what I came up with…

Don’t you just love that rolled ribbon rose?  I made this at Carousel Rubber Stamps, one of our local craft stores.  They had a weekend event where they were hosting demo’s for us and a lady was there teaching how to make these roses and of course I was all over that!  Lord only knows if I would be able to make another one now tho! LOL!!

Here’s a look at the whole card…

I love the colors of this card, but I just had to get some pink in there!  The sentiment is by Verve and I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ironwork Accents die for the tag.

Well that’s it for this post.  I have the day off work today and I have several more cards ready to post as well as a freebie Christmas digi stamp that I would like to share with you if I can figure out how to get it posted properly!  (Tony’s at work today and he is my tech support)

Enjoy your day!

Lisa 🙂

Flowers for Lauren!….

30 Oct

Good Morning Blog Friends and Happy Sunday!!  It feels like Saturday to me because I have the day off tomorrow so I get an extra day to do all the housework and chores that I have successfully avoided for the past two days!  Yeah right!  Like that’s going to happen… I will end up doing only what I can not avoid and spend the rest of the time playing around in my craft room!  Nothing New Here! LOL!


I have to admit…. I am still stalking my lovely friend and wonderfully talented Laurenscraft on SCS.  The woman has made an ART of out making Prima Flowers!  I set my mind to following her fabulous tutorial (found here: ) this morning and attempted my first flower.  Let’s just say… I’m no Lauren!!!  But really who could be??? 🙂  Here’s my *ahem* attempt at a Prima Flower…

Oh well, it could be worse huh??  If you want to see the real deal, check out Lauren’s blog… you won’t be disappointed!! I used Verve for the sentiment stamp and all the flowers were made with the small and medium size Retro Flower Punches.  I managed the little ones pretty well!  I am happy with the little yellow splat punch I used for the centers and then added a little pink dot of liquid pearls.   Here’s a look at the whole card…

Check out that background panel…  I made a trip to Michael’s yesterday armed with a 50% off coupon and I decided I would give her new punch all over the page punch a go.  This one is called Crochet Flower pattern.  I couldn’t wait to rip open the box and give it a try but my first attempt was crazy crooked and I couldn’t get it to line up at all!!  I was so disappointed!!!  My husband, Tony came to the rescue as usual and punched a perfect panel on the first try!  I was going to take the punch back but now that he did it so easily I have decided to persevere and give it another try!  Hey… if he can do it first try….  hehehe  (btw… this is the one he punched for me).  Okay enough gab!  Here’s another pic…

I want to finish off by saying a Great Big Thank You to LAUREN!!!!  For trying to help the helpless 😉

If you think of it… check back later today…. I hope to post a new free Christmas Sentiment Digi!  🙂

Lisa 🙂 

Christmas Joy…..

29 Oct

Good Morning Blog Friends…

I had such a busy week at work, I feel like I haven’t had much time to relax and create.  It is a beautiful sunny day here in Halifax and I have quite a bit to do today but I wanted to spend some time this morning playing along with a couple of challenges.

I made a card for this weeks featured stamper on SplitCoast Stampers.   This week we have the honor of CASEing Deborah Saaranen.  Her gallery is fantastic and full of wonderful inspiration!  I had a tough time picking just one card!  Here is the card I finally forced myself to decide on…  Simply Gorgeous isn’t it????

Here’s what I came up with….

I bought this stamp set by Creative Concepts a while back and haven’t had much opportunity to ink it up but with Christmas fast approaching I thought I had better get a move on and start making some cards!  I stamped the image with VersaFine and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  I used Tombo marker to color in the image and added stickles and glitter to give it some shimmer.  Here’s a look at the whole card….

I made the flower using plain white card stock and my ek Dimensional Dahlia Punch, adding a gem to the center.    Here’s another closer look…

Thanks so much Deborah for the wonderful inspiration!

As always, I love hearing from you and truly appreciate your comments 🙂

Have a fantastic Day!

Lisa 🙂

CASE Study challenge # 63

28 Oct

Good Evening all and Happy Friday!!  Today I am playing along with the CASE Study Challenge # 63.  The link to the blog challenge can be found here:  I have played along in their challenges before and I always find some fantastic inspiration there.  Pop on over and see for yourself! 🙂

Here’s what I came up with….

My wonderful and talented Aussie friend Lauren is an absolute Pro at making hand made paper flowers… I am posting a close up shot of this flower just to drive her crazy… and (hopefully) entice her to try to figure out how to make this one! LOL!!  (she’s going to growl at me for this I bet!)  You can find the Lovely and Talented Lauren’s blog here:

Here’s a look at the whole card…

This is a very easy card to make, and I love how the double bow turned out 🙂

Have a great Night!

Lisa 🙂


27 Oct

Hello All!  I won this beautiful stamp during the Dart to Get Dirty Challenges this past summer and this is the first time I have had a chance to play with it!  The stamp is by Mark’s Finest Papers.

I stamped the image with VersaMark and used Opaque Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder.  I added some stickles to give it a snowy appearance.  The Die is by Spellbinders – Fleur de Lis Rectangles.

Have a great evening!

Lisa 🙂

Back to my regular style of posting….

26 Oct

Well the Stamp a Stack was a fun experience but I am happy to say I am back to my regular style of cards and posting!!!  Check this one out!…

The Lovely and Talented Lauren sent me these beautiful rolled flower die cuts all the way from Australia and I just couldn’t wait to give them a spin!  (btw… that was a really bad joke) lol!!  You can visit Lauren on her Fab blog here:

Pay her a visit and tell her I sent ya!!  Thanks again Lauren!  I love them!!

Here”s a look at the whole card….

I embossed the background with my Bigshot and put a little dot of pink liquid pearls in the center of the embossed flowers.  I found the fantastic ribbon in the $1 bin at Michaels 🙂  This was a quick and easy card to make up, I think it turned out so pretty!

Hope you Like it!

Lisa 🙂