Sunday, June 28, 2009

Card Entry for Friday Sketchers

Hello! This is my first try at digi stamps, and I had a bunch of fun with them! I got them from Digital Delights by LoobyLou where she is offering a free download each Friday. Since digi is all new to me, I welcomed the chance to try it for free. But I will be back to her store to purchase--I might be hooked! I would like to enter this card in the Friday Sketchers challenge. A great sketch this week! Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Join us for SummerHaven 09 at!

Good morning! DD Greta and I have some fun challenges for you on! They are having SummerHaven 09 starting today--two weeks of stamping challenges, RAK's and other fun stuff! You have to join, but after that, you'll be ready for some fun challenges!

I have to say, Greta designed a wonderful sketch for a challenge. She even recruited her own mini design team for examples--thank you Lorraine , Domi and Tammy! Here is her sketch and the mini-DT's creations. Feel free to join StampHaven, or even just make a card with Greta's sketch and put the link in the comments here! Have a fun Saturday! Lisa :-)

Greta's Sketch (her drawing)

Greta's Sketch (rendered in Photoshop)

Greta's Example

Lorraine's Example (view her blog)

Domi's Example (view her blog)

Tammy's Example (view her blog)

My Example

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Color Throwdown and Whiff of Joy Entry for This Week!

Hello again! I made this card to enter in Color Throwdown and the Whiff of Joy Challenge for this week. I tried making a smaller card this time--this one is 4.5 inches square. It added even more to the challenge! Also, I bought a few Nestabilities and got a chance to try those out. Fun, fun! Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa

My Card for This Week's Everybody-Art Challenge

Hello! This is my card for the Everybody-Art Challenge this week. We were to make a card with a male theme. I don't have too many "man stamps!" I guess I need to increase my collection! :-) Thank you for looking and happy stamping! Lisa :-)

My Card for This Week's Friday Sketchers Challenge!

Hey 'Yall!
Greta here again! showing you my card for this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge!
Hope ya like it!
you know... this was the first time i made the actual card the same color as the sketch did!
like the color of the sketch was blue! i really like that color,
Have fun and happy stampin!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Card For Two Challenges,

Hello! Greta here!

I will now be posting on my mom's blog from time to time! This is my card for:
Simon Says Challenge--make a card for a sick child
Color Throwdown--pink pirouette, kraft, baha breeze


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two Cards for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

What a great challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge! We are to make a card for Post Pals or Make a Child Smile. I wound up making two cards with this new set that I got from Simon Says Stamp called "Oh Happy Day." I really like the background that the landern, fan and dragonfly made. Very cool! Well, I think I will call it a day, now! Thanks for the great challenge, ladies! Lisa :-)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Card for This Week's Whiff of Joy Challenge!

Good morning! The Whiff of Joy challenge for this week was paper piecing. That is a new technique for me, so I thought I'd try just a few pieces. Turns out that it is not difficult, and the results are really nice! Thanks, Whiff of Joy! Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa :-)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Simon Says Stamp Blog!

What is more cute than a skunk holding a cupcake? A skunk holding a cupcake, sitting on a cupcake!! I made this cute birthday card for several challenges, mainly the Simon Says Stamp First Year Birthday challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. I tried to use every Simon Says Stamp clear set I have (I guess I need to get their cupcake stamps, too, this set is from Inkadinkado.) Anyway, a cute combination, thanks Simon Says Stamp!
Everybody-Art Challenge--Birthday Card
Simon Says Stamp Challenge--Birthday Card
Friday Sketchers--Sketch
Color Throwdown--lime, turquoise, coral
Thanks for looking! Lisa :-)

DD's Entry for Several Challenges!

Hello! Well, DD Greta's first day home from camp was exciting! We received our blog candy from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp today. What fun!! When the package arrived, Greta dropped everything she was doing and made this cute card with her new Whiff of Joy Willow stamp! Thanks, Heidi! Greta wanted to enter the following challenges:

Everybody-Art Challenge--Birthday Card
Simon Says Stamp Challenge--Birthday Card
Friday Sketchers--Sketch
Color Throwdown--Coral, Turquoise, Lime

Thank you for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa :-)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone! Simon Says Stamp is having a First Birthday Blog Hop! Lots of neat inspiration and blog candy too! Hop on over to:

to get started! Lisa :-)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cards for Heroes Cards Sent!

Good morning again! Some of you might remember that on the Cards for Heroes blog hop during Memorial Day weekend, I challenged myself to make one card for each comment I received on my post. That was 155 at last count! So, I have just sent Kris 53 cards today. . .time to start on another batch! If you haven't heard of this organization, I encourage you to check out their web site. They are helping us provide a wonderful service to our men and women in the armed services. Have a great day and happy stampin'!

New Baby Card and a Friday Sketchers Challenge

Good morning! My mom asked me to make her friend a new baby card! I used the sketch from this week's Friday Sketchers and my SU Welcome Little One set. I was thinking that that set would pair nicely with the new Whiff of Joy stamps. So, I might have to order one or two of those!! :-) I hope you have a great day and thanks for looking! Lisa :-)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Very Flowery and Glittery Card!

Hello! I made this card for the Sukkersött Challege this week, which is flowers! I don't know why when I read flowers, my mind said glitter too. I used my new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, Deer with Forest Family. It's a really cute set! We're all enjoying it here! :-) I also used their Flourishes Flourishing for the glitter background. Have a great day and thanks for looking! Lisa :-)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More Whiff of Joy Blog Candy

Jeanette is also offering some nice blog candy from Whiff of Joy. She makes beautiful cards--check out her blog! So pretty!

Happy Thoughts and Inkspots

Friday, June 12, 2009

Blog Candy at Whiff of Joy Stamps

I am really enjoying my new Whiff of Joy stamps, and Katharina is offering some wonderful blog candy from their new collection. It will be released on the 14th of June--that's this weekend! Hop on over to her blog and have a peek at the lovely stamps and sign up for the candy!

Here is the link:

Another Father's Day Card!

Hello! This is another Father's Day card I made! I would like to enter it in the Everybody Art Challenge--this week it is to use numbers! Only one more Father's Day card to go! Have fun! Lisa

My Entry for Another Challenge!

Hello again! I wanted to enter the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week, which is to use pink and brown. I think it turned out really nice! It is another card for DD's camp week! Have a great weekend, and thank you for looking! Lisa

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Father's Day Card for 2 Challenges!

I figured it was about time to make some Father's Day cards, and this week's Color Throwdown lent itself fairly well to that theme, although I did add a bit of brown to make it seem more masculine and to be able to color the castle a more natural color. These are Whiff of Joy stamps, and I've really enjoyed using them. This is my entry for two challenges:
Color Throwdown
Whiff of Joy--Sketch
I think I'm getting the hang of the square cards. All of these sketches and other challenges are really helpful! Lots of inspiration out there!! Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa :-)

DD's Camp Card #3 and a Challenge!

Hello again! This is a card I made for the Sketch and Stash Challenge this week. It's a new challenge that I recently found, and it looks really fun! It is also for my DD for her camp week. I loved the sketch, and I got to use my new Cuttlebug as the "stash!" Thanks for the great challenge, and thanks for taking a look! Lisa

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DD's 2nd Camp Card--Also a Challenge!

Hello again! I made this card to send to my 10 YO DD who is at camp.
I really like these stamps! The girl is Queen Charlotte from Whiff of Joy stamps, bought from Simon Says Stamp, once again. The flourishes are Flourishes Flourishing, as Simon Says Stamp Exclusive set. Also, the sentiment is from one of their sets, Card Sentiments. I am entering this card in a weekly challenge--a new one I have found that is wonderful:

Sukkersott--a sketch
More tomorrow! There are so many great ideas out there, fun! :-)

***Update: My apologies to Sukkersott--I had entered this card in another challenge too, but then discovered that I could not combine challenges for Sukkersott. I have taken myself out of the running at Color Create, and I'll make another for them. I'll remember the rules next time!***

Monday, June 8, 2009

First "Camp Week" Card for DD!

Hello! I wanted to share this card I made with my new stamps from Whiff of Joy. I bought them at Simon Says Stamp, of course! I got this fun idea from the Sketch and Stash Challenge, week 11. It's not exactly it, but I was inspired by it. I didn't enter because I was too late, but they have a new one this week, and I plan to enter! So, I made this card for my DD, Greta, who is away at camp. I thought it might be fun for her to get some mail there! :-)
I plan to make one card every day this week to send to her. Now, I got this fun idea from Lorraine, over at Lorraine's Loft. Last week, she made cards with frogs every day. It was fun looking at all of them. So, I'm borrowing her idea and having a "camp week!" I've already started on tomorrow's card, so check back tomorrow for another! Anyway, time for bed for me! Happy Stampin' Everyone! Lisa :-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

DD Greta's Entry for Two Challenges--Sweet!

Ta da! Here is 10 year old DD Greta's card for two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge--Walnut Stain Distress Ink on edges
Color Throwdown--Green Galore, Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip (best she could match)
Greta says, "this was a fun challenge for me because I like to work with pink and brown. I really like my Rogue Charlotte stamp!"
Great work, Greta! I'm having fun stamping with you! :-)

My DD's Entry for Two Challenges

We've been busy in the stamp room this morning! My DD made this card for two challenges:

Whiff of Joy Challenge--Whiff of Joy Stamp and a charm
Everybody-Art Challenge--use Iris' sketch

We're having fun on this rainy Wednesday! Thank you for the challenges and the inspiration! Lisa

My Entry for Several Challenges!

This week, my DD and I have found a few more challenges to try. I somehow worked this card into four of them! That itself is a challenge for me! So, here are the challenges that this card meets:
Color Throwdown--green galore, pink passion, chocolate chip (I did my best to match!)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge--Every Tim Holtz item I have: ink, stickles, distress powder
Whiff of Joy Challenge--Whiff of Joy stamp and a charm
Everybody-Art Challenge--the sketch of the week
The background stamps are Flourishes Flourishing, which is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set. This was really fun! I hope I met everything correctly--I sure think it made a great card! Stay tuned for my DD's creations! Lisa

Monday, June 1, 2009

My DD's Entry for This Week's Whiff of Joy Challenge

My 10 year old daughter made a card for this week's Whiff of Joy challenge also. I thought she did a great job of coloring, and the layout is her own design. She really love these new Whiff of Joy stamps, too. Thanks for the challenge!

My Entry for This Week's Whiff of Joy Challenge

I am so excited to get my new Whiff of Joy stamps! I just love them all! I bought them from Simon Says Stamp, of course. :-) My daughter and I both played their challenge this week. I had a lot of fun making this card! Great products, and Whiff of Joy seems to have fun challenges! This is my first, and I'm looking foward to entering more!

DD's Card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Good morning! We've been busy this weekend making cards! The first one is

my 10 year old daughter's entry for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. She used my new set, Deer with Forrest Family. So cute!