cQc #306 ~ Bouquet of Love!

Hello! Wow did the summer ever fly by. I'm not ready to let it go. But it's already the first of September and some of the leaves have begun to change. I suppose fall is coming whether I'm ready for it or not!! To lift my so long summertime spirits, I made a little floral (Endless Creations) card for this week's ColourQ challenge.

Using my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2 die to hold my sentiment and focal point turned out better than I expected! There's a layer of fun foam under it for dimension. But I set the circle back in deep for added interest! I stamped a pretty Impression Obsession vine horizontally on my card. Next I laid the die on the card, masked off the card front, then stamped the vine again so that things matched up. The stitched circle is from DeNami Design and the sentiment also by IO. I couldn't let the polka dots (mine are by DeNami Design) from the inspiration photo go unrecognized!! The ribbon and button weren't planned. They cover a boo boo on the stitched circle ~ shhh!

For the record, I would love a pair of these PJs, aren't they cute!! 
Have a blessed day friends ~Lisa


Precious Remembrance Shop ~ Design it Monday!

Hey there! It's my turn to host at the Precious Remembrance Shop blog. I hope you have time to pop over for my {Design It Monday} post! I have a card featuring images from the new School Days Stamp Set.

Hope you have a beautiful day ~Lisa


And I Think to Myself.....

Hello! It's Sunday and that means a new challenge at the Paper Players. This week Nance has a Tic-Tac-Toe board for you to pick from. I went right down the middle with Circle, Embossing and Mint Macaroon.

When I saw the challenge I knew I would be using this sentiment from Serendipity Stamps. It fits perfectly in a circle die and is fabulous enough to stand on it's own as the focal point. It's stamped with Versa Mark ink then embossed in Liquid Platinum by Ranger. I backed it with another die cut circle using DP from my stash. For even more embossing and circles, I used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder.

We would love to have you join us this week. The Tic-Tac-Toe board gives you lots to chose from! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by ~Lisa


Wishing You Well!

Happy Friday friends! I'm sharing a card for a trio of challenges today ~ CAS(E) This SketchCASology and Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. I wanted to give Chrissy's fun angled sketch a try. Once the design idea popped into my head, I decide to use paid flowers so I could link up at CASology. And then of course is this week's anything goes challenge at SSS!

I started with a small white rectangle then partially embossed it with some lines. The sentiment came next. It's from the Reverse Confetti set called Petals 'n Posies and so are the flowers. They're die cut from some October Afternoon plaid paper. 

I'm happy you stopped by, enjoy your day! ~Lisa


Precious Remembrance Shop New Release!

Hello and welcome to the Precious Remembrance Shop new release blog hop!! Dyane has designed a very cute stamp set called {School Days} that you are going to love! Each design team member has a project to share on today's hop and you have a chance to win this new release. Details are below.

I would also like to give a big warm welcome to our newest team member Judy Marino! Judy has been a long time fan of PRS. She makes the cutest cards with the stamps and I am so happy she has joined us ~ yay Judy!!

Now lets get down to business shall we!! As many of you know our daughter-in-law is a first grade teacher. I put together a cute little note pad and bundle of NO.2 pencils as a little back to school gift for her! All of the patterned paper is October Afternoon and all of the dies used are Pretty Pink Posh.

I stamped two of the sentiments on a Stitched Labels 1 Die that was layered with another label and a Stitched Tags Die. This was added to the covered note pad. The red paper along the top was die cut with a Stitched Borders 3 die. After stamping and trimming out the cute little pencil, I added it with foam squares. Ribbon snippets and a wee paper clip finish this off. I used Scor-Tape to secure the papers nice and snug!

I bundled the pencils with gingham ribbon then added the tag. It's a Stitched Tags Die topped with one of the fun circle sentiments. A small piece of OA paper was die cut with a Stitched Borders 1 Die then added to the bottom of my tag for a little more color. The negative of this piece went on the note pad tag!

That's it from me friends, off you go to visit Melissa
I know she will have a delightful CAS project for you! 
Happy hopping!

Lisa Elton ~ you are here!

Giveaway Details:

Leave a comment to the shop's blog post and each designer's blog and show us some love! Good luck!

  • One lucky winner of the stamp set will be chosen randomly. 
  • To keep updated with our projects, join us on our Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram if you haven't.
  • Giveaway will end on Saturday August 29, 2015.

I'll be linking my project up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. I was disappointed that this was too late for their school theme last week. But this week is anything goes, so I'm good to go!! And thanks to a comment from Karen, I'll also be playing along at Classy Cards 'n Such. It's a new to me challenge, but they are having a back to school theme too!


cQc #305 ~ It's the Simple Things!

Hey there! Ready to get busy with some bold bright happy colors? That's just what we have for you at ColourQ this week. I decided to take a whimsical approach to this challedge. This is what I came up with, hope you like it!

Is there anything cuter than polka dots I ask? I added some chunky ones to a 3" x 3" white panel using Orange Zest and Harvest Gold inks by PTI. I've had this playful border stamp by The Rubber Cottage for quite some time. I thought it needed inked up again! Technically it was a Tombow Marker, not ink *wink*. Every time I use this sentiment (Rubber Soul), I think of my hubby. That's what he says to me when I make a mistake or goof something up. 

My white panel was added to a lilac mat then adhered to the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card base. A sprinkle of teal sequins to bring on the zing and this one is good to go!

I appreciate your visit more than words can say. I'll be back tomorrow with a cute project for the Precious Remembrance Shop new release blog hop! Hope to see you then ~Lisa