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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of 27 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 3 1/2 year old granddaughter and an 1 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 7 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. My husband calls it my "play room" and I guess it is.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

     I can't believe that it's been almost two years since I have posted on this blog. 
     A lot has happened since then.  We had a room added to our house for a new and bigger craft room.  Then I started doing classes.  Or I should say, my friends and I started doing classes as we all took turns.  Then I decided to open a craft store in my home and converted 4 rooms over do to it.  With the help and support of family and friends The Craft Shack is up and running.
     We are just about ready to open our web store, so watch out for the grand opening of that. Check us out on Facebook too. Now I just have to remember how to post to a blog....????....

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Keith's Birthday Shindig

      My oldest son Keith is having his 30th birthday on Sunday.  We won't be able to be with him on that day because he is a teacher who has a "Survival Class".  On Memorial weekend the class will go to an undisclosed location with nothing more than an Altoids can filled with whatever the students can put into them.  Certainly not my idea an a holiday, but his class has to turn people away.  Keith also loves horses so it was easy to pick a type of card. 
     The card was quick and easy to put together.  I had the most fun distressing the outside sentiment.  I tore my cardstock, ink it with a blending tool with Distress ink including the back in a couple spots.  That way I could roll the corner and still have the Distress ink showing.  I also used some twine to give it a more rustic look, and filling in the bottom of the card.  Hope you like it....

Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse "Happy Trails"; SU Bareback
Ink:  SU Basic Black; Distress Walnut Stain
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla & Basic Black; Flair Design Horsin' Around "Red Banit"
Accessories:  Twine

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Father's Day Fishing

I'm back to Father's Day again.  This time he's out fishing.  This is a WYSIWYG card with no need to give details.  Just look at the supply list. 

Stamps:  Unknown (from Nora's-See Buck post)
Paper:  SU Marine Mist, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Archivel Black, Tombow Markers
Accessories:  Stickles, Eyelet Outlet Brad
Tools:  Sizzix Ovals

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Golden Wedding

       With June soon upon us, it's time to start thinking about weddings.  And what better stamp set than Stampin' Up Love & Laughter.  I gold embossed the gown on white cs.  I then die cut it with the image being near the top.  I gold embossed the sentiment and punched it out with the modern label punch.  I also punched a piece of gold mirror board, cut off the ends and attached them to the Congrats label so that the gold can peek out the ends.  I die cut the opening edge and put a line of mirror board on the inside.  The inside sentiment is done in Versa Fine Black Onyx. 
Stamps:  SU Love and Laughter
Ink:  Versa Fine Onyx Black
Paper:  SU Whisper White; Gold Mirror Board
Accessories:  SU Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  SU Finishing Touches Edgelits Die; Spellbinder Resplendent Rectangles

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Buck for Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner and I know that the guys in my family are all big hunters and fishermen.  So what better type of card than that.  I'm so sorry, but I didn't write down what I used as I was doing it, but I'll try to remember as much as I can.  
     I stamped the trees first and used my blender toop for the grass.  For the sky I also used a little scalloped mask I cut from a scrap of cardstock (when I say scrap, I mean I dug it from the trash).  I used a brown marker for a little extra on the trees.  I wanted it to look spring-like with the trees ready to bud.   
Next, I stamp a deer stamp unto this really cool suede ish cardstock I got from a cute little shop called Nora's, outside of Lewisburg, PA.  That's also where I got the deer stamp.  She has an AMAZING amount of stampin stuff in a little room off her home.   When it came to the "rack" I had to use my DH for creative advise.  After reviewing some different choices (of which he didn't think any were quite right) he walked down to the barn and brought me back a real buck antler.  Now that's helpful!!!!  So I fussy cut the parts of the deer and then used a white gel pen for some of the body parts (again, thanks Rick).  The rocks came from a stamp from Judith and Heather.  I was more whimical than I wanted, but they were my only rocks.  I'm sure if I had asked Rick, he would have gone outside to get me a handful of pebbles to adhere so I guess it was best I didn't go down that road.  
      I put it on a piece of distress black cs and put that on a Natural's White card base.

 Thanks for looking!
SUPPLIES (what I can remember)
Stamps:  SU Lovely as a Tree; Unknown Deer, Judith & Heather Stone Wall
Ink:  SU Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa & Early Espresso marker; Memento Tuxedo Black; White gel pen
Paper:  SU Basic Gray & Whisper White, Natual White & Basic Black; Scrap Cream; Cool Brown Suede stuff
Tools:  Tim Holtz Distresser

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wonderful Mother

OK!  I guess everyone has heard of "Triple Stamping", but have you heard of "Triple dsp"?  Well, me either.  I just kinda made it up.  But I'd LOVE to hear what you think. 

 I used the SU Well Scriped stamp set and sponged with SU Island Indigo Ink. 

Stamps:  SU "Well Scriped"; Verve "Wishing You"
Paper:  SU Summer Smooches & Island Indigo
Ink:   SU Island Indigo
Accessories:  SU Island Indigo
Tools:  SU Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch

Jeannette's Birthday

 Hi All!   Our April Giggler Birthday Dinner was for Jeannette.  Well, I've had this card for a few weeks and have not posted it because I kinda forgot how I did it.  So let's see.....................I had gotten the SU Card Base Pop 'n Cuts a few weeks ago and thought I would use that.  But I didn't have the form.  So I did my own thing and after die cutting the base in SU Pool Party I cut another piece 4" wide but not was long as the base (this is where having the card for measurements would have come in handy).  I scored the middle, folded it, and cut into it the width and lenght of SU Apothecary Accents Die. 
I then cut a couple of pieces of SU Sycamore Street dsp and put on the front and inside of the card.  Then I attached some lace for some cover.  But here's the cool part.  The balloons and inside sentiment.  First, I punched the balloons out with a Martha Stewert Punch.  I then wrapped linen thread around each one for the string.  My friend Diane (Zechman) aka Cookie Stamper made the cutest Halloween step card a few years ago and made her bat appear to fly with the use of acetate.  So, with that in my head, but no acetate in the stash, I cut up the packaging of one of my embossing folders.  I cut little slits and taped them behind the balloons and on the card. 

The other cool thing was that besides giving me the idea for the balloons, Diane is also a designer of stamps which are sold though Sweet & Sassy called Special Blend and I used one of the sentiments from that set to stamp on the inside. 

Stamps:  SU "Beautiful Birthday"; Sweet & Sassy "Special Blend"
Paper:  SU Pool Party & Sycamore Street dsp
Ink:  SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Clear plastic, SU Linen Thread, lace, SU Pool Party ribbon
Tools:  SU Apothecary Accents die and SU Card Base Pop n Cut;  Martha Stewert Balloon Punch