The Paper Players #327

Wow, getting back into my card making frame of mind is taking it's good old time! I sit down at my desk and think, what to do, what to do. The Paper Players challenge helped me out today, thank goodness. Black and white plus one color seemed like the right direction to go. 

Pulling out another forgotten stamp by Renaissance Art Stamps. Isn't she cute! My son bought this stamp for me one Mothers Day. I didn't add a sentiment because there didn't seem to be a spot for one. I can always add one to the inside when I decide who to send this one to. A few teeny 3mm Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins and Wink of Stella (on her dress) added just the right touch of sparkle.

Thanks for visiting with me!


You're Special!

Hi there! I'm slowly getting back into my art studio after the holidays. When I saw this week's cue word for CASology, I knew I had to play along. My brother-in-law recently retired as Director of State Parks. He has a birthday coming up and I thought the cue word 'forest' was a perfect fit!

Following in the footsteps of many bloggers this year, I'm reaching for some of my older stamps. This pretty pine tree is by Hero Arts. It's stamped with Ripe Avocado ink (PTI) with some first and second generation stamping. I inked the upper portion of the panel with a soft blue then die cut with my Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Circle die. I cut some extra layers of the outer circle for more depth. This nifty pine embossing folder was also a good fit. The DeNami Design sentiment is on a PTI Tiny Tag die, also one of my older dies. In fact I think it was one of the first things I purchased from PTI!

I would love to know what you think of my new blog design! My profile pic needs to be updated. Hubby has been working lots of overtime. We'll get around to it one day. Other than a bit more mileage, I look the same LOL!!


CTS #203 ~ Love!

Hello! Seems like forever since I've gotten inky and had a new card to share. I have to admit, I felt quite rusty too. What should have been a quick simple card turned into several sighs, a smack on the forehead (after getting something crooked that had an exceptionally strong adhesive) and then I swallowed my gum! All that being said, I like the way it finally turned out! This one is for Cas(e) This Sketch.

I used a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 die on some Authentique paper. That, along with the love die cut (Impression Obsession), was left over from my 12 Kits of Occasions Sweet Pea kit. The pretty rose is from Winnie & Walter. I popped on a trio of PPP Sweet Pea Mix Sequins and added Wink of Stella to the bloom.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend ~Lisa


Merry Monday #228

Happy New Year! I'm starting my year off with an old card for a new challenge (yes, it's legal LOL!!). It's for the Merry Monday challenge and I'm getting it in just under the wire.

I had so much fun creating this card using the beautiful Altenew poinsettia. Patterned papers, Pretty Pink Posh dies, mini stars, seed beads and sequins completed this design.

Have a wonderful day ~Lisa


Looking Back at 2016!

I'm taking a walk down memory lane today by sharing some of my favorites from the past year. As we say farewell to 2016 and ring in 2017, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kindness and support. Knowing that you spend a bit of your day at my blog means the world to me!! 

Wishing you a Blessed and Happy New Year!!!














12 Kits of Occasions ~ December 2016

Note: I have something odd going on with my blog design so I've put a temporary blogger template up. I know things still look a bit off, but at least the pesky triangles with exclamation points are gone.

Hi friends! We're closing out 2016 with the last group post of the year from The 12 Kits of Occasions.

Jessica's is our hostess this month sending us a kit full of awesomeness!! I used each and every one of her cutie patootie polar bears! Just take a look!!

This bear is skating on a vellum pond with a PPP die cut edge and twinkling stars. He has a bit of frosty sparkle on his nose and skates.

This one was added to a trio of PPP die cut tags. I thought the knit embossing folder went well with the polar bear.

I will probably set this one aside for Sweet P to give to her mommy for Valentine's Day! I gave the bears an icy patch to sit on using PPP seed beads. I flooded the area with Tombow glue and pushed them in. Worked like a charm!

This one is my hubby's fave. Don't the flourishes from the sentiment look fun wrapped around the mountains!!

I added some solid gold paper from my stash to the pretty patterned one Jessica sent. They're die cut with a PTI snowflake. 

The penguins in the kit were too fun to pass up too!

After fussy cutting and coloring this cool dude, he was put on a wobbler! I used this nifty DP to create his ski slope. To me it looks like those mogul bumps. You know, the event where skier's knees look like they're on springs LOL!! 

I placed this chilly willy to look like he's snowboarding off the sentiment. Not sure if he likes it, he looks a bit wide eyed and nervous!!

I'm off to see what the team has created. 
Tag along with me to check out the awesome inspiration!!