PP & SSS ~ Live Your Dream!

A happy Sunday to all! We have a new challenge up at the Paper Players! This week Nance has a fun sketch for you. I wanted to make a light and airy card, so this is what I came up with.

I stamped my DeNami wreath using Ripe Avocado Ink then colored the little leaves in with a Tombow marker. Next came the rings and splatters from the Precious Remembrance Shop Positive Thoughts stamp set. I added a strip of BasicGrey paper that was cut with my PPP Stitched Borders 3 die. I heat embossed my PRS (Positive Thoughts) sentiment onto a vellum banner. And finally I added a few PPP Metallic Gold Sequins (4mm & 6mm).

I'll be playing along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes.

That's it from me today. Be sure to visit the Paper Players blog to see all of the beautiful cards from the amazingly talented design team! And then get busy on that sketch to play along this week!! ~Lisa


Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop!

Hi again! It's been far too long since I played along with a Papertrey Ink blog hop! The inspiration photo is precious, so I had to give it a go this month. Not sure if I like it, I think it needs more orange!

All of the stamps and dies are PTI. I've used half of a Mat Stack 4 die to ground my flower and butterfly. The flower is made of vintage cream felt cut with a Beautiful Blooms II die, a bit of trim I had on hand and a button. For the leaf I watercolored a scrap of paper then die cut it with a Meadow Greens die. To balance things out I added the little butterfly from the Hello Foxy set.

I think my little Sweet P would look adorable in these darling shoes!! 
Thanks for hopping by ~Lisa

RS & CCCB ~ With Love!

Hi there friends! I have a card to share today for two challenges. I'll be playing along at Retro Sketches  and the color challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog. My card is a little on the shabby chic side, hope you like it!    

I started with a piece of patterned paper from Creative Imaginations. My focal is a collection of bits and bobs. I picked up the pretty little heart doily while on vacation a few years ago. The flowers came with it. I added die cut and stamped leaves by SSS along with a trio of MS punched butterflies. I like the way the sentiment from RC fits in to the scallops of my PTI die cut frame! Wow, that's quite a collection of companies on one card!

I'm very happy you decided to spend a little of your day with me! 
Thanks ever so much ~Lisa


cQc #296 ~ Thinking of You!

Hello! We have a pretty summer palette at ColourQ this week. Lovely shades of sky blues and a sunny yellow! I pulled out a couple of my oldies but goodies wood block stamps for this one. Take a look...

I stamped the Stampendous butterfly several times in yellow, then masked it off and stamped the soft blue. This was matted in Navy before adding it to the card base. The base also has a thin yellow panel that's die cut with a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 die. This is probably one of the first few sentiment stamps (Savvy Stamps) that I purchased. It's on a PPP Stitched Labels 1 die adorned with a trio of buttons. 

It's always a pleasure to see your cards in the gallery. I hope you can join us this week! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by! ~Lisa


Precious Remembrance Shop ~ Design it Monday!

Howdy doody! Did you have a good weekend and spoil the father's in your lives? Our son had his first Father's Day with his baby girl. He sure is crazy about her! 

It's my turn to post on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog. If you have a couple of minutes,  pop over to check out my card. I sure would appreciate it!

Have a wonderful day. I hope your week is getting off to a good start! ~Lisa


PP #250~ Happy Summer!

Hello my sweet bloggy friends and a happy first day of summer! It's time for a new Paper Players challenge.  You'll love this one from Claire, CAS: Sweet Treats!

My DeNami Design Ice-Cream Chickie worked for this theme. Doesn't it look cute standing on top of the sentiment! I added some fruit punch Stickles to the ice-cream. A single strip of DP, die cut edge (PPP: Stitched Borders 3) and a trio of PPP sequins (6mm Pink Blush)  were all it took to keep this design to a minimum.


Speaking of those Pretty Pink Posh sequins, check out this sale!


The PP team has put together some terrific CAS: Sweet Treats inspiration for you. I would love to see your card in the gallery this week. Come on, who doesn't love a sweet treat!! Be sure to check it out!! ~Lisa