Thursday, May 8, 2014

A decorative frame, a card, and an announcement


I'm back in less than a month.....not too shabby! 

I have a project to share with you, a card I made for my in-laws anniversary, and a flyer for some classes Andrea and I are going to be hosting.

First up is the frame I made for my sister.  She had a snowman picture in a frame that I made for her for Christmas on her desk and wanted something new for Spring.  Here is what I made her.

It's a 5" x 5" frame I got from Hobby Lobby.  The sky is SU! bashful blue, the grass is old olive, the leaves are wild wasabi and old olive, and the flowers are daffodil delight and tangerine tango.  The clouds and fence are Memory Box dies cut out of PTI white card stock.  I cut three layers of both clouds and the fence so there was some dimension to them.  The clouds were sponged in bashful blue, too.  I added a couple tiny butterflies in some unknown DSP, too.  The flower centers and butterfly bodies are SU! mini pearls.

This card I made for my in-laws 57th!! wedding anniversary. 


I used SU! island indigo, tangerine tango, and sycamore street (I think) DSP.  The sentiment and branches are from a PTI anniversary set.  The sentiment is a little off center, but only I knew that.  Well, and now you do, too.  They were just happy to receive a handmade card.

Now for the announcement.  Andrea and I are going to be holding classes at Vibrant Health and Wellness Acupuncture in Abingdon.  We go there for acupuncture (obviously), and Dawn, the owner, wants to create a business that offers healing and a sense of community and fun. 

We thought this would be a great way to introduce Dawn's patients to the relaxing and fun nature of card making and maybe someone who doesn't know what to expect at a community acupuncture practice a chance to see the office and meet Dawn, who is a wonderful! person. 

She really knows her stuff, too.  Andrea and I both went for pain management, and it truly works.  Just from checking your pulses and looking at your tongue, she can tell you things about yourself that you can only stare at her and wonder how she knew that.  It's weird and freaky and awesome all at the same time. 

Here is the flyer with dates for June and other information:

If there is enough interest, new dates will be announced monthly.

So, that's it for now.  I'll be back soon with new cards/projects. 

Leave a comment if you see anything you like or if you have any questions.  We'd love to hear from you!

Take care -

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Wow.....I knew it had been a long time since we've posted, but I had no idea it was so long ago.  The last time was August, 2013! 

Well, this is Lisa, and I have some exciting news.......I recently became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  I had my first monthly stamp camp at my house on Thursday and want to share some pics of the cards we made and my wonderful friends.

I designed/CASE'd three cards and one Easter project.  The three cards were made using stamp sets and DSP from the Occasions catalog.  Here they are.

The first card was made using the Vivid Vases of my very favorites.  This one is an almost direct CASE of this card by Ilina Crouse.  She is so! talented. 

The base is crumb cake CS, the layer is also crumb cake CS stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  Vivid Vases was stamped with black staz-on ink.  The flowers were colored with various SU! markers, and the vases were colored with a blender pen using crumb cake ink.  The 5/8" chevron ribbon was tied with twine.  All layers were popped up with dimensionals.  I love this card!

The next card(s) was made using the petite petals punch, rich razzleberry CS, ribbon and ink, Perfectly Penned stamp set, and pearls.  It was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest.

I forgot to take a picture of the card using Retro Fresh DSP and Another Great Year stamp set.  It went in the mail this morning to my husband's cousin, so no picture of that one.

The Easter project was a Cadbury egg holder.  I followed directions posted by the unparalleled Mary Fish.  So stinkin' cute!  It was made using the scalloped tag topper, pool party CS and ribbon, twine, certainly celery and whisper white CS, several punches, the new and awesome fringe scissors, Stampin' pastels to color the ears and tail, Teeny, Tiny Wishes stamp set, and a fuzz ball bunny butt.

And last, but certainly not least, here is a picture of the girls hard at work (or not) on their projects.

What a fun evening........I can't wait to do it again next month!

In other news, I'm starting an SU! program thru a local recreation council.  My first workshop/stamp camp will be on Saturday, May 17th at Honeygo Community Center from 10am to 12pm.  We will make eight cards (two each of four designs).  All supplies will be provided.  The cost is only $20.  If you are interested or would like more information, you can email me at  I would love!! to see you there!! 

'Til next time (and I hope it won't be so long) -

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 2013 Stamp Camp Cards
These cards actually added a challenge to the group this time.

Stamp set:  Wetlands
Ink:  old olive, marina mist, baked brown sugar
Paper:  baked brown sugar, white
Accessories: sponge

Stamp set:  Petite Pairs, Make a Wish
Markers: Primrose petals, island indigo, daffodil delight, real red, old olive
Paper:  real red, daffodil delight, white
Accessories: chevron border punch
Stamp set:  Gently Falling
Ink:  early espresso, crushed curry
Paper:  early espresso, crushed curry, white
Accessories: sponge, early espresso marker
Stamp set:  Joy to the world
Ink:  pear pizzass, cherry cobbler
Paper:  cherry cobbler, pear pizzass, white
Accessories: sponge, washy tape
Technique: Faux quilt

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wedding Card - Penny Black

I have to admit this is a great card. Clean and right to the point.  I could not see using any type of wording on the front of the card.  It has been a VERY long time since Lisa or I have posted.... we are coming around.  There will be more posts.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some new cards.....

Hi All -

I hope this finds you well.  First, I want to say how sorry Andrea and I were to have to cancel Ocean City, but life really does get in the way of fun sometimes!  When we planned the November date, I didn't know that my husband and I were going to be building a house....with a completion date of the first week in November.  Plus with various health issues, it just wasn't going to work out.  I will definitely miss it!  I even had some of my projects and things all ready to go.

Anyway, here are some Thanksgiving cards I've made to send to our families:

This one is a case of the most amazing Wendy Weixler (Wendybell) on SCS.  Mine is a little different but basically the same.  I sponged the background with so saffron, pumpkin pie and tangerine tango.  Those colors were also used to stamp the leaves.  The borders of the leaves and the words (Verve) were stamped in early espresso.  To get the effect on the leaves, I stamped the solid image in so saffron, then sponged on pumpkin pie, tangerine tango, and cranberry crisp (one of my favorite blasts from the past), held the stamp at arm's length and spritzed it very lightly with water then stamped it, holding it down to give the ink a chance to sink into the paper.

This one is an amalgam of several different cards I've seen.  The oval was cut using a nestibility then sponged with creamy caramel and soft suede while still in the die.  The words (Verve) are stamped in soft suede.  The gourd, pumpkin and leaves are stamped with brown staz-on on watercolor paper and then colored using ink pads and a blender pen.

I'm pretty sure this is my very own creation.  That hardly ever happens, so that makes me especially proud of this one.  I used apothecary framelits for the layers and the piercing pack on the bigger layer.  The smaller die is sponged with so saffron and pumpkin pie.  The words are stamped in soft suede.  The leaves are leftovers from the two cards above.  The ribbon is also pumpkin pie.

This one is a case from a couple different people, one of them being Jackie Jerke on SCS.  The leaves and acorns aren't at all hard to cut out, just a little time consuming and boring, and I made two of this card.  I used so saffron, pumpkin pie, old olive, cranberry crisp and early espresso.  The button is from a big jar my grandmother had and is tied with hemp.
My husband's brother's kids love, love, love!! angry birds.  When I saw this card on France Martin's blog, I knew I had to make it for them!

How stinkin' cute is that??  I know they'll love it!  Thanks, France, for the recipe.

This last card will be sent as a thank you to whoever hosts us for Thanksgiving.  We certainly aren't going to host the holiday since we will only have lived in the new house for a couple of weeks.  This one is also thanks to France.  If you haven't checked out her blog, you should.  She has fantastic tutorials, great ideas and is just fun to listen to.  I look forward to her blog each morning.

The little acorn guy (you just have to smile!) is made using the ornament punch.  I just love him!

So, that's it for now.  I'll be back in a little bit with some gift tag projects that were supposed to be demonstrated in OC to show you.

Take care -

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ocean City Teaser......Stinking cute

How stinking cute is this card.  The stamp is an Impression obsession.  Love their stuff.  This is just one of the stamps for the Ocean City Shoebox swap in November 2-3-4, 2012.  There is still time to get a spot.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A couple cards

Hi there!

I hope everyone is well.  I have a few cards to share with you today.  Now that my life is calming down a little (a very little), I'm trying to do a little more stamping.  With OC coming up and my new house projected to be finished late October, I've got to get moving on those projects before I have to pack up my stamp room. 

Anyway, here are the cards.  The first ones are using a die cut from PTI.  I put different, similar colored ribbons under the negative part of the die cut and adhered it to the back of the layer, then used dimensionals to pop that layer on the card front.  (Does that make any sense??)  I saw this idea somewhere out there and thought it's a great idea to use up some ribbon scraps.  The sentiments are both PTI as well.

The other four cards I got inspiration from someone's blog but have no idea whose.  I'm trying to be more CAS, but it's hard for me.  White space seems to make me itch.  :0)  These turned out pretty well, though, and went together in less than half an hour.  For me, that is lightning fast!  I over-think and second guess every choice, so it ends up taking forever to produce one card.  Here they are.....

The rhinestones on the calypso coral flower cards are clear rhinestones that I colored with Copics.  I love that you can create any color embellishment you need with just a marker.  The stamp set is from SU (the name is escaping me right now), and I used lucky limeade and calypso coral for the images.

One day I won't be so lazy and will take pictures with a camera instead of my phone so they will be clearer. 

Take care -