Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Bird-Day

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful last week of October!! Anyone have any fun Halloween parties to attend this weekend? If so, are you dressing up?


I have been in love the with Tim Holtz Crazy Birds since they first came out. I don't know why it took me so long to purchase them. I used the Crazy Birds stamps and dies and the Crazy Things stamps and dies for these cards. I kept the cards pretty CAS for my first attempt at using them. I hope you don't get tired of them because I'm going to use them a lot :) For the backgrounds, I used the TH Splatter Stencil, which was one of the things I won from the TH September 2015 Tags challenge.


For this bird, I used Distress Markers in Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade, along with a TH Water Brush. The background was created with the same colors of Distress Ink, plus a touch of Walnut on the edges. Happy is a My Creative Time die and the banner is a Lil' Inker Stitched Banner die. The sentiment is from an old K Andrew Designs stamp set.


This birdie was colored with Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday - Anything Goes
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great week :)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bethlehem

Happy Monday!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of Christmas projects to share with you using a die from the August release. Don't forget to use the code lisa15 to receive 15% off your Die-Versions regular-price order!!


I love the Whispers Bethlehem die...it's my favorite from the August release. I thought it would look so pretty as a decoration, so I cut it out in black foam tape and wrapped it around a candle.


I also used it on a a few cards. There are so many possibilities for this die...it's a definite must-have :) I also used the Sweet Wordlet Merry Christmas die on this card and...


...this one. I added sugar coating to the words and to the star. The papers are from Bo Bunny's Altitude Collection.


I used the Peace on Earth Sweet Wordlet die for this one. I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday - Anything Goes
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Don't forget - lisa15 to save 15% off your Die-Versions order!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #167 - Fall Food

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week. It's time for a new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge. The theme this week is Fall Food. Use the code l01210 (that's a lower case L) at the DL.ART Shop to receive 10% off your order!!


For my card, I used several dies from My Craft Spot that are no longer available: the wheelbarrow, apples and pumpkins. They're so perfect for fall. The papers are from an old DCWV stack. Grateful is from My Creative time and the top border is a LaLa Land die.


The gorgeous ribbon is St. Tropez Gold from the Tropical Summer bundle. The yellow twine is also from the DL.ART shop.


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Fall Food projects!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #28 - Embossing

Happy Wednesday!! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I'm still trying to get caught up from being gone for so long. It's time for another Scrapy Land Blog Challenge. For this challenge, we want to see your embossing projects (heat or dry), using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from :)


For these cards, I started with a Tim Holtz Distressed Brick embossing folder. I spritzed pink cardstock with water before I embossed it to bring out the texture then stitched it to the base. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA.


The flowers are clustered over a Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily die. Cheery Lynn Dandelion dies were tucked among the blooms.


The sentiment banner is a Taylored Expression Banner Stacklets 1 die. The sentiments were heat embossed with Lana Pink Embossing Powder from Sparkle & Sprinkle. The butterflies are Memory Box Pippi and Memory Box Isabella dies, covered in Doodlebug Sugar Coating. The button on the crinkle ribbon is a Poppystamps Stitched Button die.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday - Anything Goes
2) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
3) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4) Sparkle N Sprinkle October Challenge - Anything Goes w/glitter, ep, flocking

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your embossing project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Vacation Pictures and WINNER!!

Happy Tuesday!! I've missed all of you!! I want to sincerely thank those of you who stopped by while I was away on vacation. I appreciate you all so much!! I am trying my best to catch up but it will probably be a couple of days before I can get around to visit. I have a winner to announce for the Fuse Tool but first, I'd like to share a few pictures of my trip. If you want, you can skip the pics and scroll down to the bottom for the winner :)

So...originally we planned on heading to the east coast (my mermaid self was looking forward to the ocean waves), but after seeing the weather reports, we decided (at the last minute) to head west instead (my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Joaquin). We literally planned the trip one day at a time...deciding on where we would go next each evening.


Our first stop was through Saguaro National Park in Arizona...we've been there before but it's separated into two parts. We drove through the one we hadn't visited before.


Our next stop was Death Valley National Park. Okay...I try not to be superstitious, really, I do. But when a raven lands on a Death Valley sign while you are there...a little spooky.


It was a harbinger...


Death Valley is an incredible place of rocky mountains and sandy floors (and incredible heat!!)


How amazing to be that far below sea level!!


Next, we visited Kings Canyon National Park, and...


Sequoia National Park. The trees are so freaking huge, I couldn't get all of one in a shot :)


Then we visited Yosemite, which is one of my all-time favorite National Parks for the incredible scenery. Here's El Capitan...


and a beautiful mountain lake with snow on the distant peaks.


I always try to capture wildlife when we are traveling and I got this guy in Yosemite.


We saw a few roadrunners, and I was able to capture this adorable one. We were headed to another national park and then we were going to the coast to travel Highway 101 from LA to San Diego when we got a call that my Dad's younger brother passed away. (I try not to be superstitious, but apparently that raven in Death Valley was trying to tell us something). He'd been fighting Multiple Myeloma for a few years but he was fine when we left. He developed a cold which turned into pneumonia and he refused to go to a hospital. He said he was ready to go and a few hours later, he passed. We rushed to get back home, even blowing out a tire on the RV in New Mexico.


I snapped this over the Saltan Sea in California...I took it as a sign that God is watching over us in good times and bad. So, the first part of the trip was wonderful but the last was stressful. I'm dealing with family issues right now so it will be a few days before I can get around to visit all of you. Please bear with me.

And now for the winner of the Fuse Tool...Thank you all who entered!! I'm sorry there can only be one winner!! I used Random.org to select and it chose......


And #6 is................... Annie Rose !! Congrats, Annie Rose!! Please email me at indymermaid(at)yahoo(dot)com and I will get the Fuse Tool in the mail to you!!

Thank you again all who entered and to those of you who supported me while I was gone!! I'll be by soon!! I've missed you and can't wait to reconnect!! Have a great day :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hat's Off To You!!

Happy Monday and Happy Columbus Day to my American friends!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a project to share with you using one of the Halloween dies from the August Release. Don't forget to use the code lisa15 to receive 15% off your Die-Versions regular-price order!!


The papers for this card are from My Mind's Eye. I used three cuts of the Whispers Witch Hat die and popped foam tape between each layer for dimension. The crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART and the button is a Wee Petites Button die. The top sentiment is an old K Andrew Designs stamp, heat embossed with black embossing powder. The bottom sentiment is an old My Craft Spot stamp, heat embossed with white embossing powder.


The hat was covered with a Wink of Stella Silver pen for fabulous shimmer.


Don't forget - lisa15 to save 15% off your Die-Versions order!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

DL.ART Thankful Thursday #166 - Halloween

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Happy Thursday!! This is a scheduled post while I'm on vacation. I have several DT posts scheduled so I hope you will stop by to visit while I'm gone. I'll be by to visit you when I get back :) It's time for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge. The theme this week is Halloween. Use the code l01210 to receive 10% off your order!!


The papers for this card is from Recollections. The adorable trick or treaters are a Cheery Lynn Trick or Treat Border die. The bats and ghost are dies from My Craft Spot (no longer in business), as is the sentiment. The banner is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet die. The beautiful crinkle ribbon is Midnight Black from The Newspaper Bundle. The twine is also from the DL.ART Shop.


Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

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Happy Wednesday!! This is a scheduled post while I'm on vacation. I'll be by to visit you when I get back :) It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land!! The challenge this week is Anything Goes PLUS a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from!!


The inspiration for these cards came from my new Tattered Lace Music Notes die. I accentuated it with PoppyStamps Melody Music dies.


For the background, I used Sizzex Mixed Media Thinlets dies. A Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and Labels Eight were used for the center of the card. I sanded the edges to bring out the texture. The stamps are from My Craft Spot (sadly, no longer in business).


The butterflies are Memory Box Isabella dies and they were coated with sugar coating for a nice sparkle. Tucked among the flowers are Memory Box Botanical Stems dies. The button on the ribbon is a PoppyStamps Stitched Button die.


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Anything Goes project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

DL.ART October Linky

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Happy Thursday!! This is a scheduled post while I'm on vacation. I have several DT posts scheduled so I hope you will stop by to visit while I'm gone. I'll be by to visit you when I get back :) It's time for the DL.ART October Linky. Use the code l01212 to receive 10% off your order!!


For the base of these cards, I used Kraft paper and then papers from Kaisercraft cut in strips and stitched on.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Memory Box Chloe Stms are tucked beneath the flowers along with baby's breath. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Silvery Hue Sea from the Mermaid's Tale Second Edition bundle. The button is from Die-Versions and the twine is from the DL.ART Shop. The sentiment is from My Creative Time.


This beautiful ribbon is Pink Hue Tail from the Mermaid's Tale First Edition bundle. This sentiment is also from CDD's Hey Pumpkin stamp set. The butterflies are punches.


Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

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