Saturday, July 30, 2016

Waving Hello!!

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a wonderful last weekend in July!! How is that even possible?? Good grief, the days are flying by so fast :/ I have a fun summery card to share with you today :)


Isn't the mermaid adorable??!! My dear, sweet friend Dee of Dee B's sent me the most adorable card:


It's so sweet!! I just love it!! She also sent me these awesome Lawn Fawn stamps:


I had to make a card with them so I CASE'd Dee's fabulous card!! Thank you again, Dee!! I love them so much!! I wanted my mermaid to move like her card, so I purchased the Lawn Fawn Slide On Over dies.


The clouds were created with a Poppystamps Puffy Cloud Border die and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The adorable Plane With Banner is an Impression Obsession die. The sailboat and seagulls are Die-Versions Sail Away stamps and dies.


The ocean was created with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and a Tattered Lace Ride the Waves die. The seaweed, fishies, mermaid and dolphin are from Lawn Fawn. I learned the hard way that I couldn't have too much dimension or the mermaid and dolphin wouldn't slide easily.


Here you can kinda see how she moves. I should've taken a short video to show you. So fun to play with :) Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #185 - Anything Goes

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART. The theme this week is Anything Goes. If you use the code l01210, you will receive 10% off your purchase at DL.ART.


For my cards, I used papers from Wild Rose Studio's Antique Library stack. All of the edges were inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The white layer was stamped with a Justrite Stamps Crackle Background die. The corrugated cardboard is from DCWV.


The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Tea Stain from the Coffee House Bundle #3. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the leaves are Sue Wilson Mosiac Leaves dies.


The tags are Sue Wilson Pierced Tags dies, tied with DL.ART White Twine. The butterfly is a Fiskars punch and it was covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice glitter.


The top tag pulls out to reveal the sentiment. This one is from My Creative Time.


And this one is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday - Anything Goes


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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Colorful Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday!! I had a little time in my craft room today and I was determined to make a card to participate in my sweet friend Becca's 30th Birthday Bash.


From Becca's mood board for her challenge, I chose bright, bold explosion of colors and circular shapes. It's been a while since I've made a shaped Spellbinders card (you can see the tutorial on how to make shaped cards HERE), so I thought I'd make a circular one and I used a Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circle for the base.


I had the perfect papers for the cards...DCWV's Colorful Life stack. I used a Spellbinders Grand Circle for the bottom layer and popped it up with foam for dimension...actually, all of the layers were popped up with foam tape.


Next, I adhered a Memory Box Large Ringlets die cut in black cardstock with Mod Podge. A Memory Box Stitched Circles die was next, covered with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves.


Another MB Stitched Circle was added next, along with a banner from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). The happy die and birthday stamp are both from My Creative Time.


This gorgeous DL.ART crinkle ribbon is Red from the Patriotic Bundle.


And this beautiful DL.ART ribbon, which was perfect with the papers, is the Limited Edition Grape-Strawberry Sherbet, which sadly, is currently sold out. I am linking this up with Becca's 30th Birthday Bash.

Becca's 30th Birthday Bash

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Beach Life

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It was a scorcher, here, with high temps and humidity. It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of beach-themed cards to share with you today using several Die-Versions dies. If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.


With summer in full swing, I decided to created a couple of cards to celebrate fun times at the beach. I dug out some of my old DCWV Tahiti Beach papers. For this card, I used a Whispers Tiki Hut die. It was popped up with foam tape for dimension. A Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die was used for the background.


For this card, I used the Whispers Beach House die, and I popped it up with foam tape as well. Beach was cut from a Cute Cube Life is Better at the Beach die, which is no longer available.


The tag is a Shapes Ocean Tag, which is still available in the Farewell Sale, but you better hurry before it's gone.


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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #46 - Emboss It

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land. The theme this week is Emboss it, either heat or dry embossing, plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from. You could win a $15 gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land!!


For my cards I used gorgeous Rose Garden papers from Craft and You. I heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiments on a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 die, that I cut halfway and then flipped over to get the double fishtail ends.


I added a layer of tulle between the layers. Texture paste was applied through a TCW Organic Matter stencil.The beautiful crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.


In the top corner is a Die-Versions Whispers Valentine Lace doily die. The butterfly is an Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies die, covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice.


A Memory Box Mansfield Frame die was used in the center with the wood grain paper. Tucked among the Wild Orchid rafts flowers are Sue Wilson Mosiac Leaves dies and Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves dies.

SCRAPY LAND PRODUCTS USED

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

1) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday - Anything Goes


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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #184 ~ Summer Foods or Thank You

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday challenge at DL.ART!! The theme this week is Summer Foods or you can always make a Thank You card. If you use the code l01210, you'll get 10% off your order at DL.ART.


I decided to make thank you cards today so I could use my new Penny Black sentiment dies that I purchased specifically for a Thankful Thursday challenge :) The papers are from Lemoncraft's Everyday Spring collection and I stitched them to the heavyweight cardstock. I so love their papers :)


Tucked among the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts are Sue Wilson Mosaic Leaves dies and some cheesecloth. The banners are from Joy Crafts. The butterfly is a Fiskars punch and I punched it out three times for dimension. White acrylic paint was applied with a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush.


This gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Sweet Love from The Valentine Bundle.


This beautiful ribbon is Mint from The 2016 Spring Bundle.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flora and Fauna
2) Frilly and Funkie - All Lined Up
3) Little Scrap Pieces Show It Off Saturday - Anything Goes
4) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
5) Live and Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer (Flowers and Butterflies)


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 Summer Food or Thank You project. I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Happy Birthday

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 birthday cards to share with you featuring several Die-Versions dies.


I started with papers from Craft and You's Wedding Garden stack. The doily at the top of the card is a Whispers Ring of Hearts die. I used a Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die to cut the hole and create the frame.


A Whispers Fence Background was used in the opening. The sentiment is a Whispers Sweet Wordlet Celebrate die. The crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.


A Whispers Happy Sweet Wordlet and Whispers Birthday Sweet Wordlet were used on the bottom of the card.


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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #45 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you're having a wonderful first week of July. It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land. For Challenge #45, the theme is Anything Goes plus a brand of die Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from. You could win a $15 gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land :)


I just received an order from Scrapy Land and I couldn't wait to use the new dies :) I started off with papers from Prima's Tales of You and Me stack.


A Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily die was tucked in the back. Texture paste was applied through an Art Is stencil by The Crafter's Workshop...I seem to use that stencil quite a bit, don't I??!! :)


Tucked among the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are Tattered Lace Baby's Breath and Memory Box Adelaide Stems dies. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Rose from DL.ART.


The tags are Sue Wilson Pierced Tags dies. A Memory Box Paintbrush Happy die was cut once in pink foam for dimension and then black cardstock.


The border along the bottom is a Cherry Lynn Lace Light Deco Border die. And finally, some watered down white acrylic paint was applied with a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush.


A Spellbinders Curved Borders Two die was used for the inside.

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anything But Cute July Challenge - Summertime Fun

Happy Tuesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute. The sweet and wonderful Anne of Redanne is our hostess for this month's challenge and she has chosen the theme "Summertime Fun". Here's what she has to say about the theme:


What does Summertime fun mean to you? Spending time by the seaside, foreign travel, camping in the great outdoors or simply enjoying time in the garden? Create a MIXED MEDIA project focusing on how you like to spend your Summertime. Don't forget to tell us how your project relates to our theme.


Summer to me means the beach. I love spending time by the water, whether it be a creek, lake or the ocean. For my summertime project, I created my perfect vacation spot...a cabin by the ocean :)


I started by covering the canvas in super heavy gesso, using a pallete knife to give it texture. I added some crackle glaze to the corners and let it dry.


Next, I started building color. I used sprays and gelatos in colors of yellow, green, blue and tan.


More color, using DecoArt Media Sprays and Dylusions Sprays.


Once the colors dried, I used Paper Artsy Grunge Paste to adhere cheesecloth to the bottom of the canvas, as well as Liquitex Glass Beads gel.


To create the rocks, I cut thin pieces of styrofoam packing material into rock shapes. Then I mixed gray and metallic paint to cover them.


On the part I wanted to be the sandy hill, I dabbed on acrylic paint and while it was wet, I covered it with real sand.


For my shabby beach cottage, I used a Tattered Lace Cabin die. I covered it using Andy Skinner's Mega Crackle technique.


I selected what die cut pieces I wanted to use and cut them in grunge board. I then covered them with gesso. I sanded down the fence for a shabby look and used acrylic paint and distress ink to color the remaining pieces.


Mr. Pelican enjoying the view :)


I used gesso to create the sea foam.


A close-up of the crackle texture.


The sign is a Die-Versions Life is Better at the Beach Cute Cube. I covered it in gesso and then used DecoArt Antiquing Medium. Viva Inca Gold Metallic Rub was randomly brushed over it. I adhered the cube to a piece of double sided tape and then covered it with sand.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2) Dies R Us - Outdoor Fun
3) Little Scrap Pieces - Show If Off Saturday
4) My Sheri Crafts #185 - Down At The Beach


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Anything But Cute to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Summertime Fun mixed media project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

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