Monday, June 27, 2016

Celebrate Love

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful week!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you using several Die-Versions dies. If you use the code lisa15, you'll get 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.


I actually made these cards months ago but haven't had a chance to post them yet. I know the papers are Prima but I'm not sure which stack I used.


I started by stitching the bottom layer to the heavyweight white cardstock. A Whispers Loopy Lace die (not currently in stock) was tucked under the first torn layer, along with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The doily is a Whispers Ring of Hearts die. The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Button die (not currently in stock). The sentiment is a Compliments Everyday Love die. I cut it twice for a shadow effect.


The butterfly is a Whispers Pretty Wings die it was cut three times for dimension. The sentiment is a Celebrate Sweet Wordlet die.


I am entering this in the following challenges:


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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Anything But Cute Spotlight Sneak Peek - Brushos

Happy Sunday, everyone!! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!! I'm up on the Anything But Cute blog today showing various ways to use Brushos!! Here's a little sneak peek...


I hope you'll stop by the blog HERE and I would love for you to share any other techniques you've found using Brushos (or other powders) as well!! Have a great day :)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #183 - Summertime

Happy Thursday!! The weekend is almost here!! But first, it's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART!! The theme this week is Summertime or you could always substitute a thank you card instead. Use the code l01210 to get 10% off your regular price order at DL.ART :)


For my summertime cards, I started with papers from the Balmy Breeze collection from Heartfelt Creations layered over some tulle. Texture paste was applied through a Prima Wood Grain stencil.


The tags are from My Creative Time with White Twine from DL.ART.


A Memory Box Magic Flourish was added behind the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, as well as Sue Wilson Mosiac Leaves. This beautiful crinkle ribbon is Mint from the 2016 Spring Bundle.


This beautiful crinkle ribbon is Peach, also from the 2016 Spring Bundle. Hello is from Paper Smooches. A Tim Holtz


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 summertime project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Word Art Wednesday Guest Designer

Happy first Wednesday of summer!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! I am so honored and excited to be the guest designer at Word Art Wednesday!! I want to thank Karen and the design team for inviting me to join them this month :)


For my cards, I started with papers from Dovecraft's Floral Muse stack. Again for these cards, I didn't want to add too many layers or embellishments to take away from the beautiful scripture.


Here's a close-up of the Scripture from Corinthians. I printed it on vellum and then cut it out with a Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die.


An X-Cut Doily die was cut in half and attached to the sides of the card. The tag is a My Creative Time Tag Die and Tag Layers die. The Tea Stain ribbon is from the Coffee House Bundle from DL.ART. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I am entering it in the following challenges:

1) Little Scrap Pieces - Show If Off Saturday


Head on over to Word Art Wednesday to see the amazing projects the design team has created!! I hope you will play along!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - June

Happy Monday and happy first day of summer!! I can't believe it's here already...spring flew by :) This has been such a crazy-busy month for me. I've hardly had a chance to get into my craft room at all and I've pretty much neglected Facebook and I apologize.


I had to find time to participate in Tim's Tag Challenge of 2016. I made the resolution to play along every month and so far I'm 6 for 6 :) I struggled with this month...I didn't have many of the materials Tim used at all. I had to improvise pretty much the whole tag. I decided to make mine a Christmas tag since it will be here before we know it!!


For all the details on Tim's Tag, click HERE. I'm entering this in Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 Challenge.


I haven't had time to work on capturing hummingbirds as I would like, but I do have a few shots. Almost overnight, my hummer population exploded and I can barely keep three feeders full. I love the colors of this one but you can't even see the best part...


His beautiful ruby-colored throat. This shot isn't too clear, but you can really see the color.


I love this one because if you look closely you can see her (I think it's a her) tongue sticking out :)


I captured another butterfly but I couldn't figure out what this one was. If there are any Lepidopterists out there, I'd love your help :)


And I'll end with a snap of my favorite tiger lily. Aren't the colors gorgeous??!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #44 - Masculine

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! I will announce the highest bid of the Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop at the end of this post!! But first, it's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and the theme this week is Masculine, plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from!!


It seems I've been making so many masculine cards lately, which means no flowers and ribbons and bling :) And I have to apologize for some of the pictures...it's so hard to photograph the shiny aluminum.


For the background, I adhered aluminum tape to heavyweight cardstock and embossed it with Tim Holtz embossing folders. A Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 die was added next.


On the Impression Obsession Happy Birthday die, I covered it with Hammered Metal Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. I love this stuff...it's think and really does look like metal!!


I also covered the Impression Obsession Classic Truck with it as well. I finished the cards off with a Taylored Expression Banner Stacklets 1 die...I cut it halfway and then flipped the die over to cut the fishtail on both ends.

Scrapy Land Dies Used

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 project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)


And now to announce the winner of the card and matching gift box I had up for auction!! Thank you all again for stopping by and supporting the Blog 4 Boobies Blog Hop!!

The winning bid goes to Dee B for pledging $40.00 to help stamp out cancer!!

Dee, you will receive a Paypal invoice from Skipping Stones Designs (Heather Engebretson) and she will collect the money, 100% of which will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation on July 1, 2016. Once Heather notifies me of payment, I will get your card and gift box in the mail :) Thank you again for your generous support in helping to stamp out cancer!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thinking of You

For the Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop, click HERE!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you today using one of the dies from the newest release. If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.


I try not to go overboard with layers and embellishments when I'm showcasing Die-Versions dies to keep them as the focal point. The Whispers Butterfly Collage die is from the newest release. I cut it twice and then fussy cut around the butterfly and added glitter so it sparkles. I only attached it at the body so the wings can flutter :)


I popped it up with foam tape for dimension and added some pearls. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from DL.ART. On the bow, I used a Wee Petites Button die, which is not currently in stock.


Remember, if you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order!! And speaking of butterflies...


I spotted this beauty the other day!! I tried to look it up to see what kind it is and I've narrowed it down to the Aphrodite Fritillary or the Great Spangled Fritillary.


Here's the underside of the wings. I can't tell which one it is, so I decided it was the Aphrodite Fritillary...just because I like the name :)


And this is the Frightened Aphrodite Fritillary...notice who decided to photobomb the picture (and scare her away?!!)


One last note...bidding ends tomorrow at 11 pm for the card and matching gift box set I created for the Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The current winning bid is $40. To place your bid, please visit the original post HERE.

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #182 - Red, White and Blue

For the Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop, click HERE!!

Happy Thursday!! Can you believe it...three days in a row posting for me!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART. The theme for Challenge #182 is Red, White and Blue (or you can substitute a thank you card). If you use the code l01210, you'll receive 10% off your order at DL.ART!!


For my Red, White and Blue cards, I decided to make some patriotic cards to celebrate America's birthday on the 4th of July :)


After I distressed the edges with a Zutter DIA, I added a layer of Liquitex Texture Paste through a Tim Holtz Star Stencil. The gorgeous ribbon is RAO Red from The Newspaper Bundle.


The circular burst of stars is a Marianne die. I added a blue stitched star from My Creative Time. The USA stamp and die are from Taylored Expressions. The stars and stripes were heat embossed with snow white embossing powder. God Bless the USA is also from Taylored Expressions. The banner is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).


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 Red, White and Blue project (or you can sub a thank you card)!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

On a personal note, I want to sincerely thank all of you who have bid on my project for the Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop (I was afraid no one would!!) and thank you for stopping by to leave comments, too!! It's such an important cause and I'm so honored to be taking part in raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Thank you again!! Big hugs :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Word Art Wednesday Guest Designer

For the Blog Hop 4 Boobies, click HERE!

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you're having a wonderful week!! I'm so excited to be guest designing this month at Word Art Wednesday!! It's one of my very favorite challenge blogs and Karen and all of he design team are so incredibly talented!!


I started with papers from Maja Designs' Vintage Summer stack for my cards. I didn't want to add too many layers or embellishments so the focus would be on the beautiful scripture from Proverbs.


Here's a close-up. I printed it on vellum and cut it out with a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet 1 die. I then attached it with brads.


My dapper dude is George from Tattered Lace. The clock is a Tim Holtz Clock die.


You can see this is pretty CAS for me. I'm entering it in the following challenges:


I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the amazing projects the design team has created for today's challenges. Then link up your Anything Goes project...I can't wait to see what you create!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" blog bounce (hop)!!


This is a 7 day blog hop to raise funds to stamp out cancer!!

This is the final day of a 7 day blog hop to raise funds. We are so glad that you joined us today. This is a one-of-a-kind-blog (hop)bounce! Every card/project that is show in the "blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce is up for auction!! There are 3 ways that you can help, and join in on the fun(draising):

1. You can help by Shopping!!
For every stamp set that you purchase during June 1st through the 14th SSD will donate $ to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about!! Skipping Stones Design is celebrating "blogs 4 boobies" with the release of 6 new stamp sets!!! Click HERE to check out SSD stamps.

2. You can help by Bidding!!
Another way you can help us raise money for the Komen Foundation is to bid on a project or card along the blog bounce(hop). We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Your bid not only includes the card or project but shipping to your home as well. Please note IF you want to bid, and live outside the U.S. we would request that you pay the difference of shipping charges between where you live and what it would cost to ship within the US. See how to place a bid (below) for more detailed instructions. If you are the highest bidder on June 14th at 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN.

3. You can help by Telling Your Friends!!
Help us spread the word about "blogs 4 boobies" the more people that know, the more money we can raise!!

I'm so honored and excited to take part in this hop!! I'm dedicating this to my cousin Diane, a four-year breast cancer survivor. I used the beautiful Heartsong stamp set to create a card and matching gift box.





*How to place a bid on my project

Step #1
Find the comment section for this post.

Step #2
Fill in the amount of what you are willing to pay. We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Remember your bid includes shipping as well. 100% of the money you bid will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Step #3
Next to your bid please type in your email address. During a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. Typing your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid. Also it will help the blogger contact you if you are the highest bidder.

Step #4
Watch and wait. If someone outbids you then you may bid again. You can subscribe to the comments if you want to be notified of each additional bid. Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. Mountain time on June 14th.

If You Win
The "Winner of the Auction" Will be the highest bid (that includes an email address) in the comment section. I will notify the winner via email and Skipping Stones Design will send you an invoice for your donation/bid amount. Please pay that invoice as soon as possible, so I can get your project in the mail to you.


Here is the amazing lineup of designers for day 7:

Skipping Stones Design
Lisa Fish < YOU ARE HERE
Lee Ann Barrett
AJ Bodine
Deborah Felts
Deepti Stephens
Kara Stainbrook
Majo Wybranietz
Kim Klinkovsky
Kandi Phillips

Thanks so much for stopping by and THANK YOU
for helping us raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation!!

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