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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


  1. WOW, very cool. Love the star and how you stamped on the leather. Great combination of the 2 challenges!!

  2. That star is outstanding!!! Reminds me of the old west and Texas ...lol! I love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

  3. Fabulous card, the star is awesome ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  4. Love that star and how clever to make your own barbed wire! Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  5. Wow, Lisa! Your altered metals are fab. The stars are wonderful but what I really love is the wire and your handmade barbed wire - stunning! Terrific entry into the Frilly and Funkie challenge. So happy to have you joining in again this week!

  6. Hi Lisa this is a fab piece of art. Your metal star and wire is brilliant . Good luck in the challenge. Your newest follower Annie from Scotland x