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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!!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

F and F Courage

     The Frilly & Funky gals are at it again with an Challenge to "Make Mine Metal" .  Linda (The Funkie Junkie) loves to alter things and loves metal.  I combined this challenge with the Splitcoast SC393 and a great sketch by Taylor.  My friend Lou Ann (Crooked Stamper) did her first challenge with this sketch called The Tea Party, so I had to do one too.

     For my metal I used a silver metal sheet and punched out one large and two small stars.  I inked them with Adirondact Alcohol Ink and run them through my Big Shot with a ef.  I made the wrapped wire around the stars and the barbed wire (yes, I made home-made barbed wire) on the wide end of the pendant with jewelry wire.  The sentiment I stamped on leather.  Hope you enjoy!
Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse "Back in the Saddle"
Paper:  SU Basic Black, Cream, Paper Studio Yee Haw
Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Leather, Jewelry Wire, Create with Metal Aluminum

The Shabby Tea Room #122-Florist

     I found another challenge with the Shabby Tea Room.  This is one that you use a picture for inspiration.  It's called Elegance & Lace.  My base cs is a pink from the stash drawer (I'm trying to use those up).  Then I used My Mind's Eye dsp with the weathered wood.  My lace was in my lace & ribbon stash and I've never used it before.  It's wound around an empty paper towel roll with some other trims of unknown origin.  It was pretty wide as it was so I cut it and put some on the bottom and some on the top. 

     Well, here it is.  For some reason I couldn't get the colors right in the photo.  It looks really washed out here.  Ah well.  Hope you enjoy it anyway.

Stamps:  Tim Holtz "Adverts"
Paper:  Pink cs; SU Kraft; My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline; Graphic 45
Ink:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo; Ranger Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Zva Pearls; Eyelet; White Burlap; Pink ribbon; Recollections Flower

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MOJO249 Little Princess

         A few weeks ago the Ribbon Carousel (RCC59) had a challenge hosted by Laurel Seabrook for paper piecing.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to it and the challenge is over.  But I kept it in mind just to do a paper piecing card.  As I was wondering what to do as the background I thought that this week's MOJO249 sketch callenge by Carole Burrage would be great. 

     Here's my little sweetie.  She is from Penny Johnson and the stamp name is Sweet Dreams.  I used Copic markers for her face, hands, toes (E0000, E00, E50 & R20) and hair (E21 & E25).  I used a gold metallic pen for her candle holder, Glossy Accents for the candle (wax, you know) & Copics markers Y02 & Yll for the candle light.  
     For her hair I used E21 & E25.  I also left some of her hair uncolored like the light was glowing on it.  I'm still working on my copic talents.  Wish me luck on that one.        Hope you enjoy. 
Stamps:  Penny Johnson "Sweet Dreams"; Verve "Munchkin Phrases
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers (see above); Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Paper:  SU Whisper White; Neenah Solar White; DCWV The Stack 6; DCWV Nana' Nursery; BasicGray Konnichiwa
Accessories:  Sheer White ribbon; White Buttons
Tools:  Spellbinders Label Eleven; Glossy Accents

Monday, July 9, 2012

OCCC Vintage Wedding

     Time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge.  This week Sharon has come up with a easy peasy challenge called "Party"  In the words of Sharon "We challenge you to make a paper craft item for a party!  Any kind of party: birthday celebrations, an afternoon BBQ, a summer evening soiree, a beautiful wedding ceremony, or an elegant dinner.  Just make your paper craft item related to your party: an invitation, a party favor, some decorations, a hostess 'thank you' gift/card, etc.  All we ask is that you have fun, be creative, and share your creativity with us!  Who knows, you could be our next Top Talent!"  Since I can't seem to get out of my vintage funk I did a wedding card.  This time when I went into my vintage box, I came out with Melisssa Frances.  My next place to look was in my Funkie Junkie bag and found these beautiful lace bows.  Add a vintage image from Magic Moonlight and some Zva pearls and TaDa!  Vintage Wedding.

Paper:  Melissa Frances "Esther & Cecilia"; SU Whisper White
Ink:  Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Image:  Magic Moonlight download
Accessories:  Zva Pearls; lace; white eyelet; sheer white ribbon; white brad; Love charm

Sunday, July 8, 2012

WMSC105 Still Crazy

WMSC105     It's time for that Dancing Mouse again.  This sketch challenge (WMSC105)  is done by Teresa Kline and a nice sketch it is.  Of all of the sketch challenges I know (which is few, but.....) Waltzing Mouse just makes me think of vintage.  So I went to my "Vintage Paper" Box and pawed through all the Melissa Frances paper (which I love) but got to the odds and ends papers.  I came across some Anne Griffen paper that I thought was just beautiful so I decided to use that. 

     I paper pierced the corners of the middle sections (the one with the bigger flowers) but it really didn't look very good so I covered them with pearls.  Believe me, I listened when they said that there are NO mistakes, only embellishment opportunities.  LOL.  I'll show you both and you be the judge.   Leave a comment on which one you like better.  The choices are below.  I also sponged the edges to give it a more vintage look.   

Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse "Compact Sentiments & Vintage Label 10"
Paper:  Anna Griffin; SU Rose Red & Very Vanilla
Ink:  SU Rose Red
Accessories:  Paper Studio Pearls; Lace Trim
Tools:  Spellbinder Label 10

Friday, July 6, 2012

VLVJul2012 Life is Beautiful

     It's July and that means a new month for the Viva La Verve Challenges which is VLVJul2012.  Here is last week's sketch by Amber Hight.  Isn't it a cutie?  And I just got my order in from Verve so I have new sentiments to play with.  Yipee for me!!!!

     Here's the card that I did.....Nothing techy about it.  The only thing I can say about this card is that I cut my pearls and put most under the sentiment and the rest on the sentiment area.

Hope you enjoy it!
Stamps:  Verve "Fairy Tales"
Paper:  Prima "Sun Kissed" dsp; SU Whisper White & So Saffron
Ink:  Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Accessories:  Zva Pearls; Prima Flower; SU Brads
Tools:  Spellbinder

Thursday, July 5, 2012

OCCC From My Kitchen

     I made this tag for the Our Creative Corner Challenge which is "Bakin Beauties"  The challenge is to use something that you would use in your kitchen.  I decided to go the way of Tim Holtz with my background and using a couple of his stamps.  The tag in raspberry has holes that I poked in the top and used a pen to have it look like I sewed it.  Well, that didn't look right so I ended up sewing it by hand.  (I don't know how to run my sewing machine.)    For my stuff from the kitchen I used aluminum foil (four layers) for the pot, tooth picks( colored with Tim Holtz Mowed Grass) for the stems, coffee filters for the flowers and unpopped corn for the flower's centers.  The moss in the pot is from cheesecloth that I colored with TH Mowed Grass by rubbing the ink pad on my craft sheet, adding a little water, and dying the fabric.  I did that same thing with the die cut flower, only with Spun Sugar. 

This sure was fun to make.  I hope you enjoy viewing it as I had making it.  Let me know what you think.  Your comments are always appreciated.

Stamps:  Tim Holtz
Paper:  Tag
Ink:  Archivel Jet Black, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar, Broken Glass
Accessories:  Aluminum Foil; Coffee Filter; Cheesecloth, Corn, Clip
Tool:  Spellbinders; Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die; SU ef Square Lattice

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

SC392 Listen To Your Heart

sc392-jpg     Happy 4th of July to all.  Hope your all enjoying friends and family today.  My day is not quite as festive.  I started out be painting a door on our pouch.  About 11:00am I came into the house and my DH was lying on the couch.  He said his eye had been hurting since last night, after grinding some knives on some farm equipment.  LAST NIGHT!  So I took a flashlight, and sure enough, a black sliver in his eye.  I won't go into detail, but we went to our local ER and all is fine.  The doctor took it out with no problems.  A little ointment and a patch and we were back home.  So on to my card. Here's SCS SC392 and it's a cutie. 

     To tell you about the card, first I'd like to tell you that the sentiment is supposed to be that way.  I know it looks like I double stamped, but no... 

     I've also done the flower/bling thing.  I love the look, but I'm still working a getting the groove of it. 

Stamps:  Tim Holtz Urban Grunge
Paper:  BoBunny Gabrielle dsp; SU Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla; Doily
Ink:  Rangler Archival Jet Black; Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Zva Pearls; Roses
Tools:  Spellbinders Floral Ovals

Monday, July 2, 2012

MOJO248 Happy Birthday

     It's Monday, which means MoJo Monday and a new sketch challenge #248.  It also means that I normally procrastinate for a few days.  Well, today is different.  I've done some touch-up painting in the house.  I've been to town.  DH is down to the river fishing.  (Hope he comes back with a stringer full)  Now I've got my Monday MoJo Groove going and here's the sketch...

     For my card I decided to go with Graphic 45's Little Darlings.  It's such soft sweet colors and designs.  And SU Pear Pizzazz cs went so well with the green.  I couldn't find a flower I liked for the lower left hand of the sentiment, so I just punched out the flowers of the dsp and pop-dotted them.  The ribbon is "HugSnug" seam binding that I wet and crumpled up until dry to give it a wrinkled look. (I got that from the Funky Junkie-she also colors hers, but I wanted the cream anyway).  I am now the proud owner of 300 yards in three different colors.  Anybody need a few feet?   The sentiment is from Verve's "Hope Blooms" set.  FYI, I have a couple new sets coming in the mail so I can start using different ones.  And that's about it for how "clever" I am today.  LOL!  Here are a couple more views....

Stamps:  Verve "Hope Blooms"
Paper:  Graphic 45 "Little Darings" SU Very Vanilla & Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Lace from my stash; HugSnug Seam Binding
Tools:  1/2" Circle Punch; Spellbinders, ef