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 :-)