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) -