PP #241 & VV #14 ~ Life is Beautiful!

Hey, how are you? Spring is in full swing for us with typical Ohio weather. A couple of beautiful 70 degree days followed by windy weather that took us down to the mid 40's!! But those warm days did help more pretty blooms to pop and the trees to fill in a little. It inspired me to play along with the Paper Players CAS and watercoloring challenge. So I set out layering up a card that I could also enter at Virginia's View.

This one is a feminine mini card using PTI's Meadow Greens. I began with a small watercolored panel made with ink and markers. I topped it with the embossed queen anne's lace blooms. For extra frilliness, I die cut a green vellum panel and the card base with a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die. A little sprinkling of PPP 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins top it off without too much fussiness.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today ~Lisa


cQc #288 & RS #160~ I'll Be Here...

Hello and welcome! It's Tuesday and that means a new palette from ColourQ! I love the colors this week but will admit, this card was a loooooong time a comin'!! Working in the Bermuda Bay was giving me fits until I finally stumbled upon a shimmery scallop circle by The Paper Company I've had forever. The Retro Sketches challenge provided me with the idea for my design.

I layered a couple of DPs with my shimmery find. They were all die cut with PPP Stitched Borders 1 Dies, then added to a white panel. Mama Elephant's: In My Heart stamp & die sets seemed perfect with the papers I chose. Everything was added to a kraft card base along with a couple of little banners. They are sort of a substitute for the tail of the speech bubble in the sketch.

That's a wrap fro me today. Pop on over to the cQc blog to see what the DT has to share then get inky and link up with us!! Have a delightful day friends ~Lisa


Sweet P!

Thought I would start your week off with a smile courtesy of Sweet P!! 

I'm considering moving into her nursery...she has a polka dot chair!
Have a splendid day friends ~Lisa


Fusion & House of Cards ~ I Am

Well hello there! Did you have a fabulous Friday? I had another snuggled filled day with my little Sweet P. It was a lovely warm sunny day, so we had ourselves a walk! Lots of birds chirping, pretty daffodils, fragrant hyacinths and trees beginning to show signs of life with their teeny little leaves! God's beautiful world inspired me to create something this evening. And Fusion provided me with a sketch.

It seems like I waited an eternity and a day for these PTI butterfly dies to come back in stock. I've used them in place of the circles in the sketch. The sentiment was already on my DP and I think God will be pleased. A sprinkling of PPP Metallic Gold 4mm Sequins add just the right amout of sparkle. This was quick to make and I love the way it turned out. It was well worth the wait for my butterflies!

I'll link this up at the House of Cards too where my butterflies fit their challenge!

Have a wonderful weekend ~ Lisa



I have another pretty spring green cardstock from DeNami Design to share with you today. This one is called Lime and it is the best shade of fresh yellowy green. It also has the slightest bit of texture for added interest.


I added a panel of patterned paper to the card base. Next came a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 stamped with a trio of butterflies. I used Versa Mark ink then clear embossed them. Since the PP is a busy one, I added a simple Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tag. It's stamped with a tiny bloom and sentiment. A few little MS punched butterflies add to the whimsy of my design.

Sure hope you like it! Pop over to the DeNami store to check out their assortment of pretty colors still available. A 30 pack of cards for $6 is a great deal! ~Lisa


cQc #287 & CCC #142 ~ Sweet!

Hello my bloggy friends! Can I interest you in a new palette from ColourQ? You're going to like this one...Basic Black, Basic Gray, White and One Spot Color! That's right...a color of your choice!

Now I think it goes without saying who this card is for *winky wink*!! My very sweet bloggy friend Michele sent me the prettiest card with several of these pea pods all stamped and die cut tucked inside! Wasn't that nice of her!! All I have to do is add color. And that my friends is my spot color, a fresh spring sweet pea green! 

My card base was dry embossed with my favorite doily embossing folder. Next came my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo. I saved the white die cut square for a future project and popped in this DP one instead. Who knew when I bought this word die last spring that it would be perfect for my precious granddaughter!! Glossy Accents and a glitter Jelly Roll pen jazzed up the peas. And a few PPP 4mm & 6mm Marshmallow Sequins add a little pizazz to my card!

Just so happens that CASology has a new cue word: Sweet. I think this will do! Love it when things work out that way.

I'm so happy you could visit with me today. Be sure to check out my cQc teamies and their beautiful work! Hope to see your project in the gallery this week ~Lisa