SSS & RS ~ Heartfelt Thanks!

Hey there! I finally had time to play around with my new MISTI and I must say it has definitely lived up to all the hype! If you haven't purchased one yet, I suggest you work it into your crafting budget. I'm going to link this simple "first try with the new tool" card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where it's an anything goes this week. My inspiration was loosely based on this week's Retro Sketch so I'll play along there too.

Now you're probably thinking what's the big deal here. Well, you see that label containing the sentiment? I was never happy with the way those lined up before. But with the MISTI you can get it perfectly straight every time! That and your sentiment too. I can't tell you how many times I've made a card only to stamp the sentiment crooked. Even with a clear stamp sometimes it can be a booger, especially if your stamp is ink stained. That's another issue with me. I don't like my clear stamps to get stained!! Am I the only one LOL??

So as I said, a simple card using PTI stamps and my new best friend!! 
Hope you like it. ~Lisa


cQc #284 & NBUS #4 ~ Happy Easter!

Hello! Has your week gotten off to a good start? Our daughter-in-law is on Spring Break, so I'm without my little Sweet P. But I'm keeping myself busy with errands and appointments. Yesterday was a hair cut and groceries, today I'm headed to the dentist and tomorrow an eye check up! 

Arielle had to deal with some major computer issues, so the last ColourQ challenge was extended an extra week. But things are up and running again and we have a soft pretty spring palette today. I had fun with  playful Easter card, take a look...

These adorable bunnies are from Impression Obsession. I bought them last spring at my local stamp convention and have yet to use them. After die cutting them, I added a bit of chalk to their ears and curled them for some movement. 

My scene was created with a grassy border (also IO) and the new Picket Fence Die from Pretty Pink Posh. They're added to a panel colored with swirls of Aqua Mist ink. A trio of A Muse clouds round out the design. PPP sequins (4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear & Spring Flowers) and tiny Hero Arts gem flowers decorate this spring scene. My little sentiment stamp is by Paper Inspiration.

I'll be joining in again with the fabulous Darnell and her NBUS Challenge. This one will also work for the SSS Wednesday challenge for their Spring theme, so I'll enter there too!

Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your visit and sweet comments?
Well, I do!! I hope this Easter card inspires you to get inky today.
Come play along with us at the ColourQ! ~Lisa


RS #157 & NBUS #4 ~ Get Well!

Hidy ho bloggy friends! We have a beautiful sunny day here in Ohio, buts it's cold, about 30. Nonetheless, that sun sure does lift one's spirits and bring the hope of spring flowers peeking their happy faces out at us sometime soon! 

I have a whimsical little number I put together for two challenges today. Darnell has a new NBUS Challenge up and running. This is number 4 for my sweet friend and I know it will be another huge success! For inspiration I turned to this week's Retro Sketch.

I've used three Pretty Pink Posh dies on this card. The new Stitched Banner Duo Picket Fence (this one is my NBUS!) and Stitched Borders 1. The stamps making up my scene are Impression Obsession: tree branch and Stamps by Judith: bees, hive & sentiment. PPP sequins (4mm Aquamarine & 6mm Marigold) are standing in as the buds on my tree. I layered a couple of them with a big flower from the Springtime Mix to anchor the sentiment. 

Thanks for popping by ~Lisa


CCC #138 & Fusion ~ Memories!

Good day friends! I'm here today sharing a sweet and simple card I put together for the CASology cue word ~ blossom. It's a long shot, but I'll be playing along at Fusion too! This one is a mini measuring 4" x 4"!

My favorite flower is a lilac. Heaven's perfume if you ask me!  For my blossom today, I've used this sweet little lilac by Impression Obsession. It's stamped on a PTI tiny tag then paired up with another tiny tag holding the PTI sentiment. Behind the heart cut out is a piece of score tape sprinkled with glitter. To pick up more of that sparkle, I added a sprinkling of 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins from PPP. I used my PPP Stitched Borders1 Dies to create the layered scallops along the bottom.

Sure hope the lilac we planted last spring has survived the harsh winter! 
Have a delightful day Friday friends ~Lisa


PP #236 ~ Easter Blessings!

Hey there, remember me ~ wink!! I think my crafty mojo is in slowmo haha!! I went clean and simple for the current Paper Players challenge and it seems like it took forever. Anyone else run into those issues when you haven't made a card for several days? Crazy huh!!

The pretty green stripes along the edge are a Crate Paper DP. I added them to the card base, then layered a cream panel over this. Next came the daffodils (PSX) stamped on a SB Labels 10 die cut. I popped it up with foam dots. The ink for the flowers and my sentiment is Simply Chartreuse. I just love these little pearls, they are the softest prettiest pale yellow. And that's it, simple but it took forever!!!

Thank you to everyone for your get well wishes, you guys are THE BEST!!! 
Have a wonderful day, see you soon ~Lisa


Down for the Count...

Hey there crafty peeps! I've been under the weather with an icky virus for the last few days. Spent a couple of hours at the ER Thursday evening getting IV fluids. The dehydration from vomiting set in fast making my toes curl under in cramps and my calves turn to rocks, not fun. But with lots of rest over the weekend, I'm feeling much better. 

My MISTI arrived on Saturday and I didn't even open the box, can you believe that!! Hope to be back in the crafty swing soon. In the mean time how about a smile from my precious Sweet P. I haven't seen her since Wednesday, can't wait for tomorrow to get here!!

Blessings ~Lisa