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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 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. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Very Merry Snowmen

That old Staming' Up Great Groupings stamp set is still a goodie. I went to buy an Around the Page Punch (MS) for this project, then I got home and "What to my wondering eyes did appear, then another MS punch, I'm a dumb one, that's clear". But before doing another duplicate swap with my friend "Crooked Stamper" I noticed that the old punch had so many different snowflakes that punched out. Cool embellishments.  I made this with Stampin' Up Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock (I'm really using alot of Blue this year).  Memento Tuxedo Blue ink and Tombow markers made the snowmen.   I also used Marvy snow Marker for the 3D snowballs.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Short and Sweet and punched with the Stampin' Up Word Window and Modern Label.

A bottle of Cheer

This is my first Wine Topper Tag.  I bought wine bags, forgetting that I could make something that looked better.  (At least I thought so)    The tag is made from a 5 1/2" X 3 1/4" SU Bashful Blue Cardstock.  The width was important for using my Martha Stewart aournd the page corner and boarder punches.  I scored the tag at 2" and used a SU 1 1/4" circle punch for the neck of the bottle.  The Cheer stamp is from Inkadinkako.  The embellishment is a Memory Box Snowflake Corner die and I used some glitter white cardstock.

The True Meaning of Christmas

I had seen this Inkadinkado stamp at the Hobby Lobby and a stamp by Stampendous with the sentiment The most precious gift of Christmas arrived in a very small bundle with no bow.  I just had to buy them both because they just seemed to go together.  I used SU Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then  sponged over it with SU Crumb Cake.  The edges were distressed with a Tim Holtz distressing tool and torn.  I cut a small piece of burlack and frayed the edges.  I inked the image with SU Soft Suede and die cut it with a Spellbinder Deckled Oval Die. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

I did this card for the Dolce Stamp Thursday Metallic/Shine Challenge.  The image and setiment is from the Stampin' Up Come to Bethlehem.   I used SU Brocade Blue and Basic Black for the cardstock.  The ink is Memento Tuxedo Black.  That beautiful star was done using Hygloss Gold Mirror Board and Star of Wonder die from Memory Box.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Believe II

I just got some new Memory Box dies from Ellen Hutson LLC.  For this card I used the Elegant Scrollwork and the Country Landscape.  The dies cut so cleanly that many people think the silver is wire.  It's actually Silver Mirror Board.   The stamps are from AMuse and Stampin' Up. The card was easy to do, but the only thing you can't see is that I used Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spritz. This is going to be my main XMas card this year.  Hope you like it.