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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, September 13, 2012


     Hi!  I'm back.  And sorry to be so late with these challenges.  There's still time for both, but not long.  The first challenge for this card was Our Creative Corner's Challenge "Kiss the Card and a Twist".   I can't say I've never been kissed, but I've never kissed a stamp before.  Well, it's time for me to kiss and tell.  There are several ways to do it and OCC has a great link.  My choice was to ink a solid stamp (a Blossom from SU Build a Blossom) with a light colored ink and stamp that stamp with a non-solid stamp (I used Tim Holtz Fabulous Flourishes) after inking it in a darker ink.  It's a technique I will be using again.  The twist of the challenge is to use X & O. 
     The second challenge is Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 20.  Linda (she's the "L" in Studio L3) gives a page # and technique from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Coruisities books.  This one is page 44 in volumn 2, which is enameled stamping.  The rule is, I can't tell you how to do it (or why would Tim write the book), but I strongly suggest that if you like things Tim, go get both  1 & 2 of his Compendium of Curiosities.  You won't be sorry. 
     So without further ado, may I present XOX.
     In the first picture of the whole card you can ssee the kissing I did on the pedals.  After kissing them I punched out nine and glued their sides together  using little clamps from the hardware store.  I then flatten them out and attached two different enameled pieces.  So how pitted and cool that is.  They are also have a cool texture and I'm really liking that. 
     If you have any questions, drop me a line.  Thanks for stopping!
Stamps:  SU "Build a Blossom" & "Morning Post Alphabet"; Tim Holtz "Fabulous Flourishes"; Stampibilities "Faded Text Background"
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla & Night of Navy 
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Weathered Wood
Tools:  Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder, SU Circle, Scalloped Punch & SU Build a Blossom Punch, Pop-dots


  1. what a beautiful flower! you did a super job on the kissing... kinda hard to photograph with just one pic, huh? but you did a great job with the close-up! Thanks for joining Our Creative Corner :-)

  2. Wow Lovely flower,you do great job.Thanks for sharing beautiful post with us.:)

  3. WOW-zer (notice the variation of WOW). This is a very pretty card. The blue kissing is very pretty, something I've never done and will have to try. I really like how you arranged the petals!

  4. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful color scheme and great take on the kissing technique. Thank you so much for joining Our Creative Corner this week.... :)

  5. Hi Lisa. I'm so glad you joined us for our "kissing technique" challenge on Our Creative Corner. I love what you have done with this technique and your card is gorgeous!

  6. Hello Lisa :) (Wonderful name by the way!) I just have to say that you've taken this challenge and run with it. Your nine gorgeous kissed petals are sensational. You've paired beautiful details together here with the impressions on your petals to the background paper and you definitely cannot miss the X and O! I'm so happy you enjoyed this challenge.
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  7. Lisa, your blossom in pretty and I love the depth of colors and imagery on the petals. What a master piece! and a clever use of the X & O requirement, as well.
    thank you for playing along with us and I hope we see more of your work, soon!

  8. What a fabulous and creatively different way to use Tim's technique! Love it!!