Friday, June 26, 2015

Craftsman Style Card



Hello and Welcome!
I have a Congrats...on your New Home card to share today. It celebrates my Son and DIL's purchase of their new home which is a craftsman style home. It's sweet serendipity that the papers in the Artisan Style collection by G45 happen to feature a craftsman style home. 

Their beautiful new home...

They share it with our grand cat and two new additions-a cockatiel and a conure. They've jokingly called their home the bird house so I had to fussy cut the peacocks and include them on my card. So far they are enjoying home ownership but I don't think the lawn maintenance is that popular with our son lol. We're proud of them and their accomplishment!

 

I used alpha and number stickers from the sticker sheet for my sentiment and to record their house number. Although G45 has a lion door knocker this one happens to be from The Paper Studio's Spare Parts line. I'm saving the pair of G45 door knockers I have for the mini album I plan to make them in the coming weeks. This is one of the ideas I "borrowed" from G45 DT member Lori Williams. Because their house is a craftsman style I used a sticker from the sheet and placed it over the word Artisan to record their style of home. I really hope they like it!


Thanks for dropping by for a visit! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.
Lisa xx

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Up, Up and Away...

Inspiration song - Up, Up and Away



Elaine is hosting our current challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and it's 

~ Name That Tune ~

all you have to do to play along is create a project based on a song and please let us know in your post what the name of the song is. Super simple!


I was inspired by a song that I often heard my mom listen to-
Up, Up and Away

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to glide in my beautiful balloon?
We could flow among the stars, together you and I

For we can fly, up, up and away
(For we can fly)
In my beautiful, my beautiful balloon

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky

For we can fly, up, up and away
(For we can fly)
In my beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Suspended under the twilight canopy
We'll search the sky for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We'll find a cloud to hide us, keep the moon beside us

Love is waiting there, in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air, in my beautiful balloon
If you'll hold my hand, we'll chase your dream across the sky

For we can fly, up, up and away
(For we can fly)
In my beautiful, my beautiful balloon, balloon

Up, up and away
Up, up and away
Up, up and away


It's the kind of song that every time I heard it playing, it was stuck in my head for days. 
Now it's most likely stuck in your head lol!



And an awesome prize of 





To see more inspiration drop by Top Tip Tuesday to see what songs inspired our design team and check out Deneen's fab Mini Album Tutorial while you're there.


Looking forward to seeing what songs inspire you!


Have a great week everyone,
Lisa xx

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cupcakes

Cupcake Gift Tag


Hi there! Sorry to be scarce around my blog these past few weeks. I'm enjoying some time with my college girl and with our recent new addition to the family, Sophia Jasmine, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She barely lets me out of her sight lol! It's been a joy having her around this past week but my craft time has definitely been put on hold. She did manage to let me spend an hour this afternoon creating these fun gift tags and a gift card using the Huge Cupcake Cutting File from The Cutting Cafe.


If you check out The Cutting Cafe's blog tomorrow you can see more inspiration featuring a variety of cupcake templates...cutting files...printable stamps by the design team. You could also win 3 FREE sets of your choice just by leaving a comment on the DT post. Regina will announce the winner on the 7th of July.


Cupcake Gift Card Holder

Cupcake Gift Tag


The Huge Cupcake set is fun to work with because you can do so many things with it. To see all of the cupcake templates...cutting files...printable stamps available click the link below.



The Cutting Cafe


Thanks for the visit today! 
I hope to get back in a routine this next week and drop by your blogs for a visit as well. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 
Lisa xx

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cut It Out!



I'm hosting the new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday and this time we want you to 

Cut It Out

as in a die cut, SVG/PDF, template or fussy cut an image for your project. 


Here's my Top Tip-
To create a quick and fun card use a die cut as a focal image. 


This retro phone die is by My Favorite Things and it's part of a stamp/die set. I used two of the stamps for the sentiment. Stickers from the paper collection, Echo Park's For the Record, finished my sentiment and added decorative touches to my card. 
Keeping it simple and using the sticker elements put this card in the "less than ten minutes" category. Perfect for times when you actually do not have a lot of time. ;)  



Tammy offers a variety of SVG and PDF designs.




Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates of your choice.




Also, Samantha has extended the DT CALL until the end of this challenge. We are looking for a few crafters who enjoy sharing their tips and tricks. If you'd like to host a challenge you have the opportunity to but there's no pressure to do so. Visit the challenge blog for the details and don't forget to add DT behind your name when you link up.
Good luck to all of the applicants, you will love this DT. :)


Have a terrific day!
Lisa xx

Friday, June 5, 2015

Craft Planner

Front Cover


Hi everyone!
Today I have a fun DT project to share that I created for The Cutting Cafe. Regina Easter, owner/designer, created a handy Craft Supply Planner Printable Set for crafters. With the detailed inventory pages you'll be able to keep track of what you have and what you need when shopping. I can't tell you how many times I've duplicated an item! This is one tool I'll use forever. 
Thanks Regina!

Close up of my cover.



Stickles Inventory Page


Here are a few more that are available in this set. 

1

2

6

9

This is a small sampling of the inventory pages. 
You can see all of the categories here and there's also a video showing you how to put this planner together. 


In addition, Regina created a planner for crafters who serve on design teams - Design Team Planner Printable Set.  

Dt planner 2

This is Regina's DT Planner and it is so cute!
You can see more photos here and this set also features a pocket template.
I can't wait to make my own DT Planner!


Last, don't forget about the yearly Planner Set
You still have plenty of time to use the 2015 Planner Printable Set and she hopes to release the 2016 calendar pages soon. 


The Cutting Cafe


Visit The Cutting Cafe's blog on the 7th to see inspiration featuring the Craft Supply Planner and the Design Team Planner Printable Sets. If you'd like to win 3 FREE sets  simply leave a comment on the DT post to enter. As you'll see our DT has grown and I'm so excited to have these new talents with us. 


Have a wonderful weekend everyone. :)
Lisa xx

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Piggy Treat Cup



It's all about Treat Cup Cards at The Cutting Cafe!!!


I used the Pig Treat Cup to create my card but there are 6 fabulous designs to choose from as well.


The Cutting Cafe


The set includes the following TREAT CUP CARDS:
FLOWER TREAT CUP CARD
LADYBUG TREAT CUP CARD
PIG TREAT CUP CARD
HOT AIR BALLOON TREAT CUP CARD
GUMBALL MACHINE TREAT CUP CAR
RATTLE TREAT CUP CARD
CANDY TREAT CUP CARD

Sentiments are also included for every set.

If you are a visual learner, like me, you'll enjoy Regina's 
Watch Me Work Wednesday-Episode 25 
which shows you how to put these fun treats together in a snap. 
(click the link to watch now)

To see more inspiration featuring all of these designs visit TCC's blog to check out the DT's creations. My teamies really knocked it out of the park!

Also, Regina is holding a DESIGN TEAM CALL so if you'd be interested in joining this wonderful team click here for more information. Good Luck!

Design team badge


Thanks for the visit!
Lisa xx



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

All About Animals





This challenge is for animal lovers and Brenda is hosting this one. All you need to do is choose an animal(s) and include it on your project. You'll be in the running for our fabulous sponsor's prize and if you're interested in being a guest designer at TTT leave a tip in your blog post and put TIP behind your name when you link up. 


Crafty Sentiments Designs


Prize is winner's choice of 3 free digi's.



I used Suzi Blu's Loved Pets: Bubble Biscuit on this fun birthday card and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. You can see in this close up how I mixed several geometric designs together which leads me to my TIP: Mix geometric patterns using different elements like paper, dry embossing and ribbon. I love the visual interest it adds. The balloons are part of Hero Arts-Be Happy Today stamp set and I fussy cut them. The word Celebrate is part of a subway art stamp - Graphic Greetings Birthday - and I masked it with scotch tape so only this word would appear. Festive Berries Distress Ink adds a touch of color to my sentiment. The chevron dp is by The Paper Studio and the multi-star dp is from Echo Park's Little Boy collection. Kaisercraft red pearls and Ocean Blue liquid pearls by Ranger add the finishing touches. 



I rarely show the inside of my cards but I love this birthday sentiment, and the candles, which are also from the Be Happy Today set. That's a Labels 10 Spellbinders die and should note that I used  Classic Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles dies by Spellbinders on the front of my card. 


Before I go I have to share who I met yesterday in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 
She needs no introduction-


We were eating lunch (at her restaurant located at The Island-a resort, shopping, and dining complex) when all of a sudden everyone started clapping. We couldn't see what was going on and then there she was. She sat down across from where we were sitting and her husband, Michael, joined her a few minutes later. She was so gracious to let everyone take pictures and after she ate lunch she surprised shoppers in the gift shop by appearing in the kitchen area to snap photographs with everyone. She is one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met. 

Here she is signing some tea towels my hubby bought for me. :) 


A rare photo for me as I hate having my picture taken but I had to make an exception this time. ;)

By the way, I highly recommend her new restaurant Paula Deen's Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge. 
Good food and plenty of it!!!


Thanks for the visit today, we are headed home and I have thoroughly enjoyed my Mother's Day get-a-way with the hubster and my Bub. I'll be by soon to catch up with all the crafty goodness that I missed while away. :)

Have a wonderful week,
Lisa xx








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