Monday, November 29, 2010

Tiny Poppy Fairy

I made this card for a challenge I found at Valentine's Monthly Challenge.  The theme is "Poppies" in honor of Remembrance Day and the only rule was to use at least one Stampin' Up product somewhere on the card.  A Day for Daisies has gorgeous poppy images so I just had to play!  I chose, "Tiny Poppy Fairy."  I colored her with copics; her wings were painted with Smooch illuminate and she has tiny pearls (Viva Decor pearl pen) in her hair.  I used Autumn Leaves Pretty Poppies printed paper to cut out several poppies and pieced them together and popped some of the petals so my tiny fairy could perch atop them.  My SU! product is the clear button and I used an SU! rubber stamp for the sentiment, "With Love," from the Yummy collection (I masked off the small heart).  I used Offray 3/16" ribbon and I layered it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Digis With Attitude Challenge #8 - Pink, Black & Silver

Marlene from Disguised As A Grownup blog inspired me to give the Digis With Attitude Challenge a try.  The challenge is to use Pink, Black, and Silver in your creation.  Using one of their digis is optional but I *had* to use Tabatha and Tony - they are so cute!  There is still time to get your entry in if you want to play - the winner will be announced on December 6th.

I used an A7 Bazzill card and Anna Griffin printed papers (Peyton Collection).  The image is colored with copics --I will make no excuse for coloring Tabatha pink, it's just how I pictured her so I went with it ;)!  The love hearts springing above these two lovebirds was made with strips of acetate (glued onto the back of the Nesties Labels Nine background) and Heidi Grace sticker hearts.  The sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp and it's mounted on a Nestie circle flocked with The Craft Lounge sparkly fluff.  I am not sure where the foil pink heart paper came from; most likely my LSS.  The metal dots came from JoAnn's $1 bins.

Now, I was wishing for one of Marlene's super-clever sentiments but finally opted for simply, "kitty love."  I realized that the face Tabatha is making is a face I've seen many times on the face on my much adored kitty, Lily.  She can actually have *that* expression and still purr so I chalk it up to being "kitty love" and I don't try to understand it. See for yourself. Here's little miss grumpy herself:

Honestly, I think that's her "Somebody's Got A Case of the Mondays" look - Ha!  <3  Lisa

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Doodle Pantry Challenge #2

Doodle Pantry's second challenge is to create a card that has leaves or branches on it.  Doodle Pantry has the cutest birdie images so this was a cinch! I used DP image, "Christmas Birdie," colored him and his little tree with copics and then fussy-cut all so I could place him atop his branch.  The branch was cut on my Cricut with the Home Decor cartridge.  The card is A7 Bazzill cardstock and the sentiment is computer-generated.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Day For Daisies New Release!

Hello everyone.  I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Today is Friday and that means new releases from A Day for Daisies!  I would like to share one of those images with you, "Caroling with the Birds," and you can see the other images at the A Day For Daisies website, or at the CDAC.   The other design team members have inspirations to share too so please check it out.

I colored my image mostly with copics.  The falling snow is liquid pearls and Stickles and the fallen snow is Aleene's glitter snow (I love that stuff!).  The flowers were made using a Viva Decor pearl pen.  (I bought mine at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.  I love shopping there; shipping is quick and there is always the nicest little "thank you" pack tucked in with my order!).  The wreath was made with thin wire, glue, and flower soft.  I got the idea from the incredibly talented Ms. Suzanne Dean.  She made a Christmas scene card with the most adorable flower soft Christmas garland and was kind enough to explain how she had made it --see the card and read about it on her blog:  Scrapbitz.  I used MS tinsel glitter on the hand warmer and MS printed paper. The sentiment is computer-generated on Bazzill cardstock.

A Day for Daisies is getting close to the 200 member mark over at the CDAC!  Once we hit 200, members will receive an exclusive freebie image! Yippee!  It's a really great place so come on over and join in the fun :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Day! Karber Digital Images

I was notified yesterday that I won two  digital images from Karber Digital Images at Feline Playful!  These images are so stinkin' cute!  Here is "Christmas Millie" and I decided she had to be enjoying a snow day (You know I had to love the image to be inspired to make a "snow" card before Thanksgiving *snicker*).  I also picked "Coffee Leslie" -- because I am in love with her big glasses-- and I bought the Karber babies because they are just so AdOrAbLe!  I am counting down the hours until 3:30 pm EST tomorrow because then I am off work and on holiday which means I can be in my craft room and play with my new images! :) Yippee ;)

 I'm off to make some stuffing for my work party tomorrow - ugh, work & cooking --the two activities that should never cross each other's paths.  Either some dark, evil place has frozen over or's the holidays!  Ha.  See, I'm a big Bah Humbug. extreme.....cuteness....for strength:  Karber Digital Images.  ;)  <3 Lisa

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Day For Daisies Challenge #6!

Oh wonderful Friday!  A new challenge begins today at A Day For Daisies.  The theme is "Attitude of Gratitude" and you are to create any card using a sentiment of gratitude.  Sounds simple enough, right?  Ahhh…but here’s the catch, you have to come up with the sentiment and design yourself!  No pre-made thanks allowed!

So here is my inspiration - I used three of Tammy's images, "Pretty Turkey," "Barrel of Blossoms," and "Carving Pumpkins" (but I cropped the image to just the pumpkins).  All are available in the A Day for Daisies shop:  HERE.  All are colored with copics.  I fussy-cut them out and arranged them together on top of cloud-printed paper in what I thought looked like "Bountiful Blessings!"  I stamped the leaves with a Recollections rubber stamp (style #115465) using Staz On ink in pumpkin, olive green, and timber brown, and Color Box ink in canary.  Once the ink dried, I cut the out and sprinkled them about.  I popped up "Pretty Turkey" and the two pumpkins.  The sentiment is computer-generated and I used my all-time favorite fancy font: Flemish Script.  The card is Bazzill (A7) with a "window" cut with SB Nesties

Now, if you haven't tried A Day For Daisies images, Tammy has some wonderful freebies available.  As a matter of fact, if you join the A Day For Daisies group over at Crafter's Digital Art Center (the link is on my side bar --->), you will receive a free digi.  If we can hit 200 members, there will be another free image exclusive for members! *AND* on Friday's  new releases are discounted at 20% off the regular price!  Awesome!!  So, what are you waiting for?  Go grab some images and come play along!
<3 Lisa

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sailing Away

I was commissioned make invitations for a 50th birthday party and when I found out the honoree was into sailing, I got this idea to incorporate sailing knots into the invite somehow.  The invitations needed to be inexpensive so I went with a simple design.  I wanted to used a photograph of the person's actual sailboat to personalize the invitation but that proved to difficult to get so I went with the next best thing - (free!) clipart from  I printed the image on the cardstock and created an overlay with the vellum and party details.  Then it was time to add my favorite detail - the sailing knot!  I found this terrific website - apparent - that offered step by step virtual instructions on how to tie the knot.  I chose a "figure eight" knot:  A stopper knot. Used at the end of a line to keep it from sneaking away. Often seen at the end of jib sheets.  I can't tell you what the heck a jib is but I know how to tie these knots now - Ha Ha! :)  Anyway, using some embroidery thread I tied lots of these little figure eight knots, mounted them on Bazzill cardstock mattes that I cut out using SB Nestabilities Labels 4 and attached them with pop dots.  So there you have it - my Sailing Away Invites! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thank You!!!!

I don't care for Mondays.  They are always hectic from the minute my alarm goes off until the work day is over.  Mondays following a long weekend are particularly harsh!  *BUT* this Monday was pretty sweet!  I found out that I won the Doodle Pantry Challenge  and the prize is an incredibly generous $20 gift certificate to their digi store!  I found out I won some awesome blog candy from Samantha at and from Anita at   I had the pleasure of visiting their blogs during the Be My Valentine Operation Write Home Blog Hop this past weekend!  The blog hop was an amazing experience. There were so many wonderful cards and personal stories -- I thoroughly enjoyed it!  And last, but definitely not least, my followers increased - I'm so excited!  So a big thank you to all of you - Doodle Pantry, Samantha, Anita, and followers new and those that have been with me awhile.  You have made my day and not just any day --you made my Monday ;)!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Be My Valentine Operation Write Home Blog Hop Today!

Welcome Friends and fellow blurfers to the next stop on the Operation Write Home Be My Valentine Blog Hop!  The deadline for getting handcrafted Valentine cards to our troops is January 7, 2011Please note that the deadline for Christmas cards has passed.

For those of you who are not familiar Operation Write Home (OWH), their mission is to get blank handmade greeting cards to our nation's armed forces to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.  Isn't that awesome!?  If you think so, you can vote for OWH at for the Craft for the Cause Contest 2010!  OWH is one of three charities in the running to win $50,000!  So please, cast your vote (and you can vote daily!) for Operation Write Home.  If you are interested in creating cards for OWH and would like more information, please visit their blog for details:

Now, the next stop on the hop is:  Paper Addict at

My valentine was made using a digital stamp, "Angel Love", from A Day For Daisies.  She's colored with copics and I used Smooch Illuminate on her wings and coated them with Glossy Accents.  I used a Gelly Roll gold metallic pen for her halo and highlights in her hair.  The hearts are colored with Glaze pens and coated with Glossy Accents.  The card (Bazzill A2) was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and cut with an oval SB Nestabilities.  The insert is pink vellum and I used a $1 rubber stamp from Michaels (love) and rub on  letters by American Crafts.  The flowers are by Recollections.

If you haven't checked out A Day For Daisies, please do.  Right now and for the rest of the month of November, if you join the A Day For Daisies group at Crafters Digital Art Center, you will receive a free image!    Also, every Friday new images are released in the store and at a 20% discount! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Snow Flake Fairy Ornament

I can't believe I'm posting anything even remotely related to winter or Christmas so soon after Halloween but this little snowflake fairy was whispering sweet iridescent nothings to me and I just couldn't help myself.  Isn't she a sweetie?  This is a digital stamp from A Day For Daisies called, "Snow Flake Fairy" printed on heavy vellum.  She's colored with copics and covered with Stickles.  The "snow" in the ornament is "Diamond Dust" and I used a MS snowflake punch and punched a few snowflakes out of Bazzill silver cardstock and dropped them in too.  It's topped with a sheer ribbon bow.  Oh, and the iridescent glass ball came from my newly opened, brand spanking new Hobby Lobby!  They were already 40% off (of $4.99 for a set of 4) = bargain!!
I might add a little charm that says, "Let It Snow" but that would have pushed me way out of my comfort zone for today.  After Thanksgiving I'll make the little charm ;).

Doodle Pantry Challenge #1

I have been in the mood for baby cards so when I saw Doodle Pantry was hosting their first challenge, I knew exactly which image I would use and what kind of card I would make!  This adorable digital stamp, Sweet Giraffe, comes with three different sentiments = all for the amazing price of $2.50!!  I colored him with copics and he is popped up over two printed papers (cut with SB Labels 10) .  The sentiment (one of the three the image comes with!) was printed on white paper and cut with circle SB Nesties and I applied sea breeze VersaMagic chalk ink to the edges.  I made a double bow using 3/8" micro check ribbon (lime).  The buttons are from WalMart and I placed small adhesive pearls in the button holes.  The card is (of course) Bazzill cardstock.

Now, if you enter the Doodle Pantry challenge, and you follow the challenge guidelines (which is a piece of cake) you get an adorable *FREE* digi (see it here!).  The challenge begins today and is open for 7 days!

Happy Crafting!  <3 Lisa

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Day For Daisies Challege #5!

It's time for another challenge at A Day For Daisies!!  The challenge theme is “Please Pass the Traditions.”  Everyone has a tried and true recipe that never lets them down.  Please pass the tradition!  Create a card using your favorite recipe!  Get creative with the design and remember… no one makes it better than you! 

I interpreted this to mean to use my favorite, tried and true "card recipe."  But to relate my card to an actual recipe, that would have to be what has lovingly come to be known in my family as simply, "Pink Fluff."  Cherry pie filling, whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, drained pineapple, coconut, pecans and mini-marshmallows --makes a wonderful pink fluffly sweet treat!

My favorite card "recipe" is anything baby!  Pastel colors, (especially pink!), bows and sweetness - and A Day For Daisies has the most perfect main ingredient - beautiful, delicate images!  The image I used here is Babe Basket.  The flowers surrounding the image were cut from the same image - ahhh, the beauty of digi stamps!  I cropped the image to just the flowers and printed them (10 times).  Everything is colored with copic markers and the basket is flocked.  The printed paper is Sandy Lion "Dot" and the card is Bazzil cardstock.  I made a "double bow" out of pink satin ribbon (5/8").  I used Martha Stewart pink and lavender ombre gem stickers to embellish the flowers.

So please come share your "recipe" and come play along!

Happy Crafting!
  <3 Lisa