Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #73 - Seasons Greetings

 
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Hello! I am happy to be hosting this weeks Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge! This week I invited Susan Opel to be our guest!
 
Here is the card I created for this weeks challenge:
 


   I used the beautiful Papertrey Ink Tinsel and Tags make It Market Kit. The snowflake are from the MFT stamp set "Simple Snowflakes". Christmas card making is my favorite time of year!

   I hope you will play along with us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge!
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Celebrating Fall With YNS

Hello! Today I am sharing two cards I created using the adorable YNS stamp set “Sandy Squirrel. I have always enjoyed watching and feeding squirrels. They have so much personality! This stamp set was just too cute to pass up! Here are the cards I made:



I LOVE all of the adorable die cuts that YNS has. That stitched grass, so cute! I colored my squirrel with Copic markers and the background was created using Distress Oxcide ink. 



To create my second card I used the masking technique to create my tower of squirrels. 
Karen at YNS was nice enough to give me an extra Sandy Squirrel stamp set to share with a lucky commentor on today’s post! I’ll draw the name of the winner on Saturday afternoon. Thanks for stopping by! 

Sandy Squirrel - Autumn Greetings (CYNS300)

Sandy Squirrel - Autumn Greetings Die Set (YNSD329)

Stitched Grass Die (YNSD516)

Stitched Puffy Cloud Die Set (YNSD515)

Crazy For Coffee 6x6 Paper Pad (YNSPP011)
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #69 - Every Piece of You!

 Hello,  I am thrilled to be hosting this weeks "Inspired By All The Little Things challenge! I am in LOVE with this weeks Autumn inspired photo:
 
 
 
http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/
 
Here is the card I created for this weeks challenge:
 
 To create my card I used the adorable MFT stamp sets "Kitschy Kitchen", and the sentiment is from "Lets Get Cozy". This sentiment set wasn't meant to go with Kitschy Kitchen but it totally works!

                            I really had fun creating this card. I hope you will play along with us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things!. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired By The Little Things #65 - Sending Lots of Love

Hello! I am very excited to be hosting this week Inspired By All the Little Things challenge! Here is the inspiration photo!

http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

And here is the card I created:


Whew, it's been awhile since I made a card! For anyone that may not know we moved from Arkansas to Virginia last month. We finally moved into our new house 3 weeks ago! Life has been pretty crazy.

To create my card I used the Stitched Flowers Die-namics from MFT. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set "Lots of Love". I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder.

I hope you will play along with us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge!







Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Essentials By Ellen July Release - Lets Be Mermaids!





     Hello! I am thrilled to be joining Ellen Hutson this week to share a card using a stamp set designed by the super talented Julie Ebersole! Here is the "Mermaid Tailstamp and die set I used to create my card:




                                                                 
                                                              And here is my card!



     I stamped my mermaid tail using the Hero Arts "Mermaid" Ombre ink pad. It works perfectly! I used Peerless Watercolors to create my ocean themed color wash. To add a bit of gold I sponged a little bit of Gold Delicatta ink directly onto my card base. I had a lot of fun making this card, and  Mermaid Tail is such a unique stamped image. It's a definite must have! Thanks for stopping by!


Hero Arts Ombré Ink Pad Mermaid 

Peerless Watercolor set of 15

MFT Blueprints 25

MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder 

 Crafters Companion Shimmering Card Stock Gold Dust

Delicata Ink Pad Golden Glitz

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Life Happens

Hello! I am thrilled to be playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I created my card using brand new goodies from the newly released Stampin' Up! Catalog.


To create my card I used the SU set "Coffee Cafe" with matching thinlits and patterned paper. I adore this collection!! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 76 - Thank You

Hello and welcome to The Card Concept Challenge 76. This is our last challenge until Fall so you'll definitely want to play along! Check out this weeks inspiration:
 
 
Here is the card I created:
 

   I created a Clean and Simple card using the brand new set from Stampin' Up! "Floral Statements". If you would like to purchase this beautiful set be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! store. I colored this beauty using Copic markers.

      We would love for you to play along with us this week at The Card Concept! Have a great week!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Have a Sweet Day!





 
 
    Hello! I am here sharing a card I created just for the sheer joy of creating! I used the adorable Birdie Brown stamp set from MFT Polynesian Paradise. The cute little pineapple background was created using the Pineapple MFT background stamp. I colored that little cutie with Copic markers. All of my dies are also from MFT. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge #75 - Hello Friend

Hello and happy Wednesday! It's time for a brand new The Card Concept Challenge! We have a beautiful inspiration photo for you to play with:

 
I think this is my all time favorite inspiration photo so far! Here is the card I created:


 
2. Clean and Layered
Definition:
  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers/embossing
  • embellishments/accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some coloured images at times
  • white space
 
         I often use the "Clean and Layered design concept when creating cards. I love the look of a "polished" card, something you could frame if you wanted to. Ithas definitely been my go-to for years.
 
               To create my card I used the beautiful "Stitched Roses" stamp set by Waffle Flower stamps. I was an avid cross stitcher before I became a card maker. This set comebines the best of both worlds! All of my patterned paper is from Stampin' Up!and the dies I used are from My Favorite Things.
 
        I hope you will play along with us for our 2 week challenge at The Card Concept!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Top Flight Stamps - Spread Your Wings


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Hello friends! I am pleased to be here today to share a card I created for the fabulous new online stamp store Topflight Stamps. This United States based store features stamp sets from companies all over the world without having to pay for international postage! Here is the card I created using stamps from Darkroom Door.


    I used the beautiful "Hummingbirds" stamp set to create my card. I really love hummingbirds, and have actually fed them out of my hands! If you are a hummer lover like I am then this set definitely needs to come home with you!  Be sure to visit the Topflight Stamps store to order your set! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Oh Joy!


    Hello friends! I'm caught up on design commitments and decided to play along with this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge!
                                                                Here is my card:



  That little pig totally makes me smile! I used the adorable MFT stamp set "Sow Much Cuteness" to create my card. I used the Scattered Surface background to stamp the sun.  I also used the MFT "Rolling Hills" die set, Wonky Stitch Rectangle, Blueprints 25, Stitched Sun, and Double Stitch Squares to create my card. What can I say, I love using dies! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 74 - Thinking of You

Hello and welcome to The Card Concept #74. This week we have a beautiful inspiration picture: 
 
http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/
 
I love the soft pink and gold overtones of this picture! Here is the card I created:
 
 
This week I kept my card CAS (Clean and Simple). I chose the light pinks, woodgrain, and golds to create my card. I used the MFT stamp set "Flashy Florals" and a sentiment from "Beautiful Blooms". The brick wall embossing folder is from Stampin' Up! and all other dies are from MFT. I loved playing with this weeks The Card Concept inspiration pic. I hope you will play along too! Be sure to visit The Card Concept Blog to see what my talented team mates created for this weeks challenge!
 
 
 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Because You're Special

 
Hello! Today I am sharing a card I created for two MFT challenges, the current Sketch, and Color challenges.
 
http://www.cardchallenges.com/2017/05/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-333.html

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2017/05/mft-color-challenge-69.html

Here is my card!
 
 
 
I used the beautiful MFT stamp set "Beautiful Blooms" and the coordinating dies. I love creating bouquets! I used three MFT background stamps as well, "Roses All Over, Diagonal Stripes, and Scattered Surface. I had fun playing along! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Hello Sweet Friend

I am excited to be playing along with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this weeks challenge is "A bit of sparkle". Here is my card:


I used My Favorite Things stamps and dies to create my card. 

I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Card Concept #73 - Just a Little Thanks


Hello and welcome to The Card Concept Challenge! We have a stunning inspiration picture for you to play with!


Isn't it a beauty? To create my card I used the "Classy and elegant" design principle to create my card.

Here is my card!





     To create my card I used some of my favorite stamps from a new stamp company called "The Stamp Market". You should definitely check out their website, but don't say I didn't warn ya!

I hope you will play along with us this week at The Card Concept Challenge! Have a wonderful week! 

Wild Wednesday With Top Flight Stamps - Anything Is Possible

Today I am on the Topflight Stamps blog with a card I created using a STUNNING new stamp set from Visible Image, a stamp company from the United Kingdom called "Believe In Unicorns".


I used a stencil to create my rainbow spectrum background, and stamped the unicorn and sentiment using a black hybrid ink pad. I loved creating this card!

Be sure to visit Topflight Stamps, the United States based online stamp store to see a fantastic selection of stamp sets from all over the world, without having to pay for international shipping!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 72 - Like Gnome One Else

Hello and welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #72! This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo:



                                                                 Here is my Spring inspired card:


   To create my card I used the MFT stamp set You Gnome Me, and the MFT Stitched Square Scallops and Grassy Fields die-namics. I colored my images with Copic and Spectrum Noir Illustator markers. I had fun making this card! be sure to stop by The Card Concept Blog to see what my talented team mates created for this challenge.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Autism Matters Blog Hop #2


 
   Hello! I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to be joining you today to help spread Autism Awareness in our stamping community and beyond. The day Tami asked me to share my story by writing the post for today’s hop I cried. It touched my heart to be thought of, and to know that my son means so much to others.
 
 

  My son Cameron is 9 years old and he has Non-Verbal Autism. He wasn’t officially diagnosed till age 5. We are so blessed in that Cameron is able to communicate by typing, and he is very much able to let us know his needs, wants and feelings. My husband and I joke about Cameron being better at typing then the both of us! We don’t let autism slow us down, and because of that Cameron is a great traveler and we have driven across the USA and have enjoyed trips the same way as most families.

My Autism fact is: From the Greek word meaning "self" autism literally means alone.

   Cameron loves rainbows, and color. He sees the beauty in the simplest of things and that is where the inspiration for my card came from today.
 
 
  God does give us rainbows, and Cameron is my rainbow. I used the set "Over the Rainbow" to create my card. I cut out strips of card stock and stamped the small heart from the same set to create a heart patterned background. I stamped and hand cut the sun.
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
 
Supplies
Stamps: Over the Rainbow; Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black; Card stock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 71 - Dear Friend

 
Hello! I am happy to announce that I have been asked to join The Card Concept challenge design team! I LOVE the inspiration picture for my first challenge!
 
http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/
 
I loved the soft, pretty simplicity of this inspiration photo.
Here is my card:
 
 
To create my CAS (clean and simple) card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Delightful Dahlia additions, and the Stampin' Up set Jar of Love. To give my butterfly a more realistic appearance I colored and cut out two butterflies and adhered them together. The butterfly flies off the card!
 
I hope you play along with us for The Card Concept Challenge 71. I cant wait to see what you create!
 
 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop - You Are Amazing

 
 
 
 
        Hello! I am thrilled to be joined by a fantastic group of designers as we do our part in spreading Autism Awareness to our crafting community.  As many of you know I have a son with Autism, so this month is very near and dear to my heart. There are many ways to be spread positive energy to people whose lives are impacted by Autism.
    
 
1. Learn About Autism
2. Ask Us About Our Kids
3. Go the Extra Mile
4. Be A Good Listener
5. Acceptance Strengthens Friendship
6. Caring for the Caregiver
7. Be Inclusive!
8. Invite Us…Again!
9. “Walk in Our Shoes”
10. Help Us Advocate (Don’t worry, it's easy!)
 
              Click on the link for detailed descriptions of each suggestion!
 
 
                                           Here is the card I created for today's blog hop!
 
 
 
      To create my card I used the butterfly from the new stamp company with beautiful, trendy designs "The Stamp Market". The name of the stamp set is "Papillon", French for butterfly. The Amazing diecut sentiment and stamp is from the My Favorite Things stamp set "Amazing".

     I created my rainbow watercolor background using ink pads, water, and a paint brush.

   I am SO happy you stopped by my blog today and please visit the blogs joining the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. They've created fantastic cards for today's hop!

Here is a list of the designers that have created projects for the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

An InLinkz Link-up
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #50 - Just a Little Note


Hello friends! I was thrilled to be invited by Marcie Sharp to join this weeks
Inspired By All The Little Things  challenge! The inspiration picture is a beauty:


This is the way I was inspired:



     To create my card I used the Stampin' Up! set Picture Perfect and a sentiment from the Little Notes stamp set by The Stamp Market. I'm happy you stopped by today and if you want to play along be sure to create a card and upload it to the Inspired By All The Little Things blog 
by Friday April 7th at 12 PM PST. Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop - Spread Your Wings





Hello and welcome to the Grand Opening of Topflight Stamps, LLC!!  We can't wait to share with you our fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes us different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, we offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!
We also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code TFS-GO20
Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!
       I'm excited to share a card I created using the beautiful stamp set "Hummingbirds" from Darkroom Door. This set features several hummingbirds in various sizes mounted on ezmount cling rubber. I love hummingbirds, and this set is truly a must have if you are a lover of the hummers like I am.

     I embossed my hummingbird using gold embossing powder. The background features the "Clouds" background stamp by Katzelkraft. I used white craft ink to create a subtle, airy background behind my embossed hummingbird. I am so happy you stopped by, and I am thrilled that I was invited to help welcome Topflight Stamps LLC to the crafting world!
  Be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!



Veronica Zalis - You are here!
Lisa Hoel