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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!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Diane & Shirley's Birthday Cards!

     What's harder than making a birthday card for a friend.  When that friend is Diane (cookiestamper) Zechman.  She is the best cardmaker that I know (or have seen).  She is the one that I talked to when I couldn't mix patterned paper, and looking back on my blog I'm sure you can see what happened there.  She has also tried to help my fellow gigglers and me on how to use Copics.  I'm still working on that little lesson, which is my bad, not hers.  Long story short, she's my inky hero. 
     So last Wednesday we had our monthly giggler birthday dinner for her and another giggler, Shirley.  We have a great dinner, funny gag gifts (presented by Lou Ann and Mary Ann) and TONS of laughs.

  So my card for Diane is sweet little Betsy Bluebell with a paper pieced dress, holding her tissue (SU white waffle paper) wrapped flowers.  I brightened the ladybug and tag with SU Crysal Effects and the flower centers with Crystal Color Lacquer.  I used stickles for the butterflies, but they didn't show up very well in the photo. 

Stamps:  Penny Black "Betsy Bluebell"; SU Petite Pairs
Paper:  Recollections White; SU Daffodil Delight; BasicGrey "Picadilly"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories:  Spellbinders, SU Crystal Effects;  Crystal Color Lacquer;  Friskers Corner Punch; Pop dots; SU White Waffle Paper

And here is Shirley's card.  She is new to the gigglers, but fits in just fine.  She is the aunt to fellow giggler Mary Ann so she's also known as "Aunt Shirley"  She just got a cricut for Christmas and has recently gotten a cuttlebug and is really going right to town with her cards and for a newbie, she is great!
     For her card, I went for a more vintage look with my pretty flowered paper, lace ribbon, and a hat pin.  This was my first hat pin, but I wanted to make this a little more special and thought this may spruce it up.  I also used one of my most favorite stamp sets, SU Perfectly Penned.

Hope you enjoyed the Birthday Girl's Cards!

Stamps:  SU Perfectly Penned
Paper:  Paper Loft; SU Whisper White
Ink:  SU Basic Black; SU Bravo Burgandy
Accessories:  Spellbinders; Hat pin; SU lace ribbon; beads

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Honey Bees

Well, I'm going to do something different today.  I see that some very good bloggers (Diane @ http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ for one) put info before the card, so I thought I'd give that a try.  This card is for the SCS CAS157 challenge.  Hope you like the little guys.....
Stamps:  SU "Just Buzzin' By"
Papaer:  SU Daffodil Delight and Whispering White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Daffodil Delight, Copics B00-Frost Blue
Accessories:  Waterfall Stickles, EK Plaid Punch

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mojo Monday - 227

     Well, it's Sunday night and only an hour left for the Mojo Monday challenge.  I wouldn't want it in too soon.  Looks too eager, don't you think?  Anyway here my card.  I know it's not autumn, especially today. The weather outside is frightful and no fire inside to be delightful.  Anyway here it is....
Stamps:  Justrite "Autumn Blessings"
Paper:  SU Autumn Traditions; SU Very Vanilla; SU Always Artichoke
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, More Mustard
Accessories:  Tim Holtz ef; SU Soft Suede Ribbon; Twine; Spellbinders Classic Ovals 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Well-Behaving Women


     Who doesn't love this phase.  When I saw this sentiment stamp from Rubbernecker I couldn't resist.  And the woman (also a Rubbernecker)?  Well, she just had "Paper Piece Me" written all over her.  So, this is for three SCS challenges.  Friday Free for All, Monday Color, and Card Sketch.  If you've never tried them, jump in.  They are great fun and have really helped me putting cards together.  I'm also getting wild about 6X6 and 8X8 paper packs.  A few months ago I could not bring myself to combine patterns, but  if you look at my SCS gallery you'll see a big change in my cards.  I just hope I don't start dressing like that......

Stamps:  Rubbernecker "Belle" and "Well Behaved"
Paper:  SU Solf Suede; My Minds Eye "Miss Caroline"; October Afternoon "Farmhouse"
Ink:  SU Soft Suede; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics E21, E25, E50
Accessories:  SU Embosslits "Sweet Buttons"; old burlap twine; 1" circle punch 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Donnie's "Belated" Birthday Card

Ever heard of the shoemakers kids that didn't have shoes.  Well, how about the cardmakers son that didn't get a timely birthday card.  Get it?  Shoemaker - kids - shoes ^ Cardmaker - son - card.  Well, while my son was in the living room, I was in my craft room with a shower of paper, stamps, and ink.
This is what I came up with.

Stamps:  Pink by Design "Animated Greetings"
Paper:  Echo Park "Times & Seasons" SU Basic Black & Very Vanilla
Accessories:  1 1/4, 1 3/8, 1 3/4 Circle Punches

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fishin and Shopping

     OK!  Here we go! This is my first Teapot Challenge MMTPT184 with SCS.  And I need fish.  WELL....I've had the sentiment stamp for a while, but never could seem to use it.  I used it now...  My big problem with to color the fish.  So I went on the SCS Stampin' Up Gallery for "Fishin" and found this card that made the fish look real and not just colored. 

I used a couple crayons from my SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons with my SU Blender.  I then appled some Distress Rock Candy Stickles to them for that "just caught" twinkle.  I also wanted to lift then off the paper a little.

Last, but now least, here is the inside of my card.  Now ladies, pay attention.  This method does work.  Send him fishing and you can add to your stampin goodies.

Hope you enjoy it...................

Paper:  Paper Loft "Gone Fishing"; SU Bordering Blue; SU Very Vanilla; SU Whipering White; ? scrap for the awning
Stamps:  SU "Fishing"; Rubbernecker "Shop All Weekend"; I Brake for Stamps (Storefront)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Watercolor Crayons
Accessories:  SU Crystal Effects: Ranger Rock Candy Stickles 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Welcome Baby

Another Verve challenge at SCS.  This one is 5 1/4 X 3 1/4 which is a different size for me.  But I do like it.  The rosette I made with my SU Simply Scored.  I sponged the top of the flower and the border of the sentiment with SU Regal Rose.  I used a 1 and a 1 1/4 punch for the center.  Hope you like it....
Stamps:  Verve "Hope Blooms"
Paper:  DCWV Nana's Nursery; SU Certainly Celery
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Regal Rose
Accessories:  1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Shamrock Blessings

This card is for the 4th week of the January Viva La Verve Challenge.  They have had some great sketches to use.  This is (like most all of my cards) a WYSIWYG, or "What you see is what you get".  The only thing I did that was different was that I used a spellbinder oval to cut out a white piece to put behind the teeny circles on the tag.  I didn't like the look of the patterned paper peeking through. 

Stamps:  Verve "Blessings"
Paper:  The Paper Studio "All Seasons"; SU Pear Pizzazz; SU Whisper White
Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Oval and Fancy Tags 3; SU Scalloped Trim Border

Thinking of You

     This card is for another SCS Sketch Challenge.  I sure am getting into them.  If you've never played you need to check it out.  I can't wait until Wednesdays when the next challenge sketch is posted.  This is the first rosette that I did with my Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes die (say that 10 times fast).  You can also make them using a scoring pad (which I did last weekend at a Stampin' Up party hosted by my friend and fellow giggler Shannon) which takes longer, but you have options with size and boarders. 

Stamps:  SU So Happy for You
Paper:  SU dsp Well Worn; SU Not Quite Navy; SU Soft Suede
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Asscessories:  Paper Rosette by ME (with Tim's help :-) )