The Paper Players #256 ~ A Little Note!

Hi friends! Are you a hipster or are you square? They say it's actually hip to be square.Well, Huey Lewis did anyway!! Where am I going with this you ask...to the Paper Players for a theme challenge from Jaydee! It's Hip to be Square: make a square card. 

I started with a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" white card base. Next came the DP (Echo Park) cut with a Spellbinder's postage die. I cut a small white square that was stamped with this sweet Impression Obsession bunny and an Endless Creations sentiment. When I was picking the DP (Echo Park) for my card this heart border by PTI was already cut so I added it too! A trio of pretty little buttons and I'm one square girl!!

I hope you have a delightful day ~Lisa


Paper Sweeties 3rd Birthday Celebration Hop!

Hello and welcome! I'm happy to be joining in with a talented group of designer for the Paper Sweeties 3rd birthday blog hop! Debbie was kind enough to ask former members of her design team to join the current members for this month long celebration. All of the details can be found on the Paper Sweeties blog.

Aren't the colors pretty and just look at those cupcakes! I pulled some decorative paper, minty green cardstock, a paper doily and Paper Sweeties products for my card.

I stamped and die cut the cupcake from the Sending Sweet Thoughts set. After die cutting a snippet of paper for the cupcake wrapper I scored it for that realistic look!

My sentiment comes from the Happy Everything set. Love those cute flowers with letter centers! I embellished my card with Mint Seam Binding and Marshmallow Sequins.

Next up on the hop is Lori Hairston. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a chance to join in the celebration! ~Lisa

July Guest Designer:  Jen Carter
Special Guest Alumni Designers: 
Lisa Elton ~ you are here!


Guesting at 12 Kits of Occasions!!

Hey there! I received one of those fun emails a few weeks back from Cathy Weber! She asked if I would like to join the girls of the 12 Kits of Occasions for their July post. Heck yeah!! 

Cathy sent out a Christmas kit this month. It contained an amazing mix of designer papers, stamped images and sentiments along with die cuts and so many extra goodies. It was happy mail indeed!

First up is the elegant tree Cathy stamped. It was whispering in my ear "Glitter me, glitter me"!! I added it to a card base covered in this beautiful Christmas plaid. A small snippet of ribbon and a few gems on the sentiment banner were all this needed.

Wouldn't that sparkly tree look fabulous with these ornaments adorning it's branches!! I wanted to let as much of this DP show as possible. I cut the back mat and DP with my fave ME frames. I simply added the premade sentiment/ornament Cathy sent. I sanded the edges to let more white show so it would pop off of the DP.

Cathy die cut this deer from the plaid paper. I posed him on the sentiment she sent then added a few Pretty Pink Posh snowflakes and sequins. I love the litte edge of snowflake paper peeking out!

Isn't this leaping deer pretty! He's gracefully leaping through a wooden sentiment frame backed with more DP. I added this to a PTI tag I had in my stash. It was already embossed with the stars so I added a couple of more wooden stars (also from my stash) to unify the design. 


Finally, I have a cozy card! The polka dot paper was die cut with a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 Die. I added it to the card base covered in paper that reminded me of a warm cozy sweater! Cathy sent a kraft panel that she embossed. I cut just one strip from it for this card. Next, I die cut one of her sentiments with a PPP Stitched Tag. A little rustic twine added to the wooden holly she included finish off this one.

I had a grand time working with this month's kit. Thank you so much Cathy and the ladies of the 12 Kits for having me!! I always enjoy seeing what you all design from the same products. No two alike and all simply fabulous!! 

I'll be back tomorrow with a special birthday hop post for Paper Sweeties!! I hope you'll join me ~Lisa


cQc #301 ~ Hey Chickie!

Hey chickies!! Ready for some ColourQ fun? We have a great palette this week with a pretty inspiration photo. I just love the variety of photos Arielle finds for our color inspiration. But I had not one thing that was even remotely similar to the pattern in the photo. So I want with just the colors this week and made this little number!!

I designed a small 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card since my focal image was a small one. This fun scuba chickie is by DeNami Design, so is the sentiment and embossing folder. I added some glossy accents to the diving mask. Surprisingly enough this little light peachy button was the only thing in my stash that matched Apricot Appeal!! One measly button in all my "STUFF" ~ HA!!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with using the new colors. There are always so many pretty cards in the CQC gallery!! Have a splendid day and thanks so much for stopping by. ~Lisa


The Paper Players #255 ~ Get Well!

Hello lovelies! Are you ready for this week's challenge at the Paper Players? Sandy has a terrific sketch for you to try. I happen to love it and this is what I came up with.

I pulled out some of my October Afternoon paper that I have hoarded away!! I just love the creamy doilies, aqua background and tiny red flowers. The stripes are on the reverse side, how great is that! I die cut one of my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tags then added a PTI Flower Fusion #10 and a couple of sprigs from my PTI Turning a New Leaf set. A little sentiment and red bow finish it up. Easy peasy!!

I look forward to seeing the beautiful creations in our gallery. I hope you have time to get inky and join us this week! Take care ~Lisa


CCC #156 ~ Happy Summer!

Guess who's coming to spend the day with her grandma!! I see some bubble blowing on the day's agenda, they make her giggle!! I had a little time yesterday for crafting and made a card for this week's CASology challenge. The cue word is {line} and I think this little troop fits the bill.

I do love this group of little boys (100 Proof Press) all lined up in a summer parade. Every time I use it I think of my husband and his brothers. They aren't this close in age, but it still brings them all to mind!! I added a simple strip of Washi and the sentiment (Savvy Stamps) to a white panel, then to a white card base. Super quick and easy!

I hope you're having a happy summer!! ~Lisa