Friday, December 31, 2010

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge--First Year Celebration!

Good morning and welcome to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge First Year Celebration! The challenge this time is to make a celebration gift and matching card.

At my house, we're still celebrating Christmas, until the 6th of January--Epiphany, Twelfth Night. . . so my gift is a candle to light at night. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I look forward to playing along with you all year at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge! Won't you join us for the first challenge of the New Year--our First Year Celebration?

I followed the stamped candle tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers to make my candle. Easy Cheese!

 I saw the basic idea over at Janiel's blog, and had to give it a try.

I hope you'll be inspired to try one too--the lady on the tutorial is right--use an inexpensive candle. I tried it on both a Hobby Lobby el-cheapo one and a on a candle from Pier One, and the el-cheapo one worked much better!

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Happy New Year! Lisa

Sunday, December 19, 2010

An Easel Card to Match My Altered CD Ornament

Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday before Christmas! I'm finishing up a few little gifts for family. This one is for my DH's grandmother. I made the altered CD ornament earlier in the week, and decided to make a matching card for it. The card is also for the blue challenge over at the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Forum. 

I also added some pearls to my altered CD.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting and happy stampin'! Lisa

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fun Challenge Over at OWS Forum--My Entry!

Hello again! There's a great challenge to "Alter a CD" over at the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium Forum today! Here is my entry!

I used Mod Podge to layer over the snowflake punches.

I also took the heat gun to my ribbon to distress it a bit.

Hope you like it enough to try one yourself! It was really fun--thanks for the inspiration ladies! Lisa

Fussy and Fancy Challenge DT--Show Us Some Snow!

Good morning and happy Friday! Today over at Fussy and Fancy Friday, the challenge is to make a project featuring Snow. We don't have any here in Northeast Arkansas at the moment, but I think conditions are favorable! Wouldn't it be great to have a snowy Christmas?!

My card today uses one of the Tildas from last year's Christmas collection and some My Mind's Eye paper I picked up the last time I was in little rock. The pearly snowflakes are actually buttons that were in the Christmas craft section at good ole Hobby Lobby. I just cut the shanks off of the backs with my nail clippers. I made the beaded hat pin, again with some really cool glass beads from Hobby Lobby. The pin is a corsage pin from their floral department. I colored Tilda with Copics--I didn't hold out the colors, but I colored her jacket with R30's and the flowers with the R20's.

I got the sketch and the idea to decorate the inside and the back from Lena Katrine, a cardmaker from Norway whose work I really admire. Lena Katrine decorates the inside and back of her cards in a similar theme as the front. I think it really makes a nicely put-together look for a special card. So, I tried her method on this card today.

Thank you for taking a look at my project today! Don't forget to enter our challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday! I'd love to see what you make from our snow challenge! And be sure to join us on December 31st for a ton of first anniversary fun! Have fun and happy stampin'! Lisa

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Christmas Card for Just Magnolia!

Hello everyone! A quick post today to show you another Tilda Christmas card I made for Just Magnolia!

I hope your holiday preparations are going well--I think I'm nearly done with my Christmas cards for family. It's been fun! Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Card for the Magnolia-licious Challenge!

Hello everyone! I made this card for the challenge over at Magnolia-licious. This time it is Pink, Blue and Green. I was hoping to eek out a Christmas card with those colors--and I think it turned out fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! 

My new Tilda with Lantern that I ordered from Magnolia-licious.

I got the idea for the sketch and the inside from Lena Katrine, a cardmaker from Norway that I really admire. I love the way she decorates the insides of her cards in the same theme as the front. So I thought I'd try my hand at that. Hope you don't mind the bit of casing, Lena!

Lena Katrine also signs the back of her cards in a really nice way, so I'm giving that a try as well!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! Maybe I can get a few more cards done, but if not, it will be fun to do it during Christmastide! Have fun and happy stampin'! Lisa

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Friday, December 3, 2010

My Card Was Featured on the Sweet and Sassy Stamps Blog!

Good morning again! I was so excited to hear that Sweet 'n' Sassy featured one of my cards on their blog! I made this card for my mom's birthday. Thank you, Janette for the opportunity! Lisa :-)

Fussy and Fancy Challenge--Anything But a Card!

Good morning! I hope are having a great week--it's Friday! And today Fussy and Fancy Friday has a new challenge.

Anything But a Card

Today, I've made a lantern for my DT project. I have to tell you where I got the directions and ideas, because they are from three really fun blogs. I originally saw the lantern on Moni's blog:

She made the lantern for her DT project over at the online magazine, Stempeleinmaleins:

The idea for the post on Stempeleinmaleins came from Norma, who seems to always be up to something fun on her blog:

Anyway, the lantern was really fun to make, and I got to use one of my new Tilda Christmas stamps. I'd like to make a few more, and of course my DD's want to make one. :-)

Hop on over to Fussy and Fancy and get the deatils--you have two weeks to play! Have a wonderful weekend! Lisa :-)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winner of My OWH Veteran's Day Blog Hop Candy!

Congratulations, the winner is Kelly of!

I've sent you an email, Kelly, and thank you for entering!

Happy Thanksgiving! Lisa :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another Christmas Magnolia Card!

Hello everyone! How is your weekend before Thanksgiving?! I hope you're getting time to stamp or do whatever you enjoy this time of year! I made this Magnolia easel card according to The Sweet Stop sketch this week. The challenge also includes decorating the inside of your card.

I've been working more on my coloring, and bought a few more E's--E02 and E04 to be exact. One of my blog friends suggested making more shadow under Tilda's hairline. It seems to work really well, once I got used to the darker look of it.

I tried another one of those hat pins. I'd like to try more--I saw one with a mini charm hanging from the top, cute! I will have to look for some charms small enough.

Here is the inside of my easel card. I had not made one for awhile--I really enjoy making them!

And a better view of the front. Thanks a bunch for looking and happy stampin' this weekend! Lisa :-)

Challenges Entered:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fussy and Fancy DT Card--It's Christmas with No Red and Green!

Good morning! Happy Friday, and it's time for another challenge over at Fussy and Fancy! This week, we are challenging you to "Christmas without Red and Green!" I really had a fun time with this card--the image from StampInsanity is really adorable, and making her pink with the black boots was so much fun! I'd love to see what your take on the challenge would be--hop on over and get the details!

Our design team call is also still on, the details on that are here:

Thanks for looking today, and happy stampin'! Lisa

Stamp Fairy DT Card

Good morning everyone! I made this card with a new Stamp Fairy digi! Isn't she adorable? Hop on over to the Stamp Fairy web site and see the whole set!

While you're there, visit her blog, too, and get the latest news and releases!

Thanks for looking and happy stampin! Lisa :-)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Pink and Yellow Magnolia!

Good morning! I have made a card for the NEW MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE BLOG! Their challenge this time is for Pink and Yellow. This is a birthday card for my DMIL. 

I've been working on my shading with my Copics. Using three together make a real difference. . .now to get three of every color. . . :-)

I also tried my hand at making one of those beaded stick pins. It was really fun, and I'll be trying more soon!

Thank you for looking at my card this morning! I really enjoyed the challenge--thanks for the inspiration, ladies! Happy stampin'! Lisa :-)

Challenges Entered:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Card with Lavender and Lace!

Hello everyone! This week at the Shabby Tea Room, they have a really special challenge--to use lavender and lace. They have a really beautiful photo as inspiration. I just got a new Tilda from Donalda (she's selling some of her stamps, see here) and I thought this Tilda would be perfect in a lavender dress and socks. And actually, it turned out to be a Christmas card! I really enjoyed making this card--thank you for the inspiration, Shabby Tea Room!

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! It was raining and cold this morning, but by about 2pm the sun came out. Just in time for me and my little boy to do a bit of shopping at Hobby Lobby! There were scads of people in there, but we had fun and we found some cute things, like the angel charm beside my bow. I also found the jewelry section, which has tons of charms, wow! I didn't even think to look there for them. I originally was looking for some beads to make those beaded stick pins so many people have on their cards. And of course, I had to wander, and I found the beads and all sorts of cool stuff in their jewelry section. 

Anyway enough gabbing! :-) Here are the challenges I'd like to enter with this card. Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa :-)

Challenges Entered:
Shabby Tea Room--Lavender and Lace

OWH Veteran's Day Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the OWH blog hop! If you've come from Anita's blog,, you are in the right place. if you'd like to start from the beginning, go here.

My card today features a Stamp Fairy digi image of Donny and his sweetie, which you can win as blog candy on my blog today! Stamp Fairy is a new digi company that has images perfect for OWH cards. Lots of love and sweetness in them for soldiers to send home to their loved ones, and perfect for this Valentine!
If you would like to have this image, you can purchase it and a ton of other cuties here!
If you'd like to win this image from me, make sure you've commented on Stamp Fairy's OWH blog hop post,

And then leave me a comment when you do. I'll draw from those comments one lucky winner to win these sweet bears! I would love it if you'd follow me, too!

Here are some quick reminders for OWH cards.
Our Valentine deadline is January 7th, and our Christmas deadline has passed.
Please vote for OWH at Joann's--your vote could mean $50,000 for OWH!
VOTE DAILY at Joanns -

Now, off you go to the next stop,
Ronda at Musings from the Button Box 

Thank you for looking today! Lisa :-)

My Stamp Fairy Card for CES Challenge--Think Pink!

Good morning! Stamp Fairy is sponsoring the Crafty Emma Store (CES) Challenge this week! The theme is "Think Pink" and I've used this adorable Gingerbaby pink ribbon digi from Stamp Fairy! You can pick up one here!

I would like to enter my card in the CES Challenge and a few others. . .

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Friday, November 12, 2010

My Entry for Magnolia Down Under and Just Magnolia

Hello! Here's another card for today! Tilda is so adorable. :-)
I'm entering this card in the Magnolia Down Under, which is to make your own embellishments. I made my own paper flowers for that challenge! And I used Donalda's sketch from Just Magnolia--very pretty sketch!

Challenges Entered:
Just Magnolia--Donalda's Sketch
7 Kids College Fund Challenge-Give Thanks

I hope you all like it and have a great weekend! Lisa. ;-)

Stamp Fairy DT--Another Great Freebie!

Good morning and happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend! My card today features another wonderful image from Stamp Fairy! It is Freebie Friday, so you can hop over and get the free digi that complements this image.

I really liked how my poinsettia came out! These images are really fun to color. And of course they are digis, so you can make them large or small according to your needs. We at Stamp Fairy really appreciate your support, and Gerda has designed several new sets this week. So hop on over to Stamp Fairy and see what is new and buy and download a few for your collection! You might also want to follow her blog, Stamp Fairy World, to get all the news, weekly freebies and new releases right in your blog reader.

Thank you for looking today, and happy stampin'! Lisa

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