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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, November 15, 2012

Yellow Polka-dot Bikini

This is a card that I did for a "Twisted" Swap.  I got the old women in a bathing suit stamp awhile ago, and when a saw the young woman in a bathing suit, I knew I had to have it just for this purpose.  The young one is a Loralle stamp, but I can't find the other one to know who made it.  And wouldn't you know that it is the one stamp that I didn't copy and put in my inventory book.  I'm thinking it "might" be Art Impressions, but I went online and can't find it there.  SORRY! If anyone knows, please let me know.  Or course, that doesn't mean I'll find the stamp itself, unless you could help me there too...........

Front of card

Inside of card
Stamps:  Loralie Art Stamps;  Unknow Old Women stamp
Paper:  Scrap stuff
Ink:  Copics
Font:  Something from my computer
Accessories:  Star Brad for an earring

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A bunch of Thank You's

In the spring of 2011 I retired from my job of 36 years.  The gigglers threw me a wonderful party and I wanted to give them each a thank you card, but wanted each to be different.  They all have the same base, SU dsp, ribbon (except for one), and SU thanks sentiment.
Stamps:  SU Perfect Punches
Paper:  SU Whisper White & Rose Red dsp
Ink:  SU Rose Red
Accessories:  Brads, Buckles, Flowers, Groumets, Ribbon, Punches

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SC410, Seaside Memories

Happy Saturday.  Today I did a card from SCS Sketch Challenge SC410.  Taylor made a cute sketch but for some reason it took me quite a while to come up with something.  I'm in one of those creative slumps again.  Anyway, I just got a new stamp set off ebay by Crafty Secrets called Seaside.  I just love that little tot on the shore.  So I went from there.  Using a Tim Holtz water brush, I filled it with Dove solution.  (I saw it on youtube once and wanted to try it)  I put Distress ink right on my craft sheet and used that as a pallet.  I also used Glossy Accents on the hat, shovel and pail. 

 The idea of a net was from my friend Lou Ann (Crooker Stamper)  from her scrapbook LO Catch of theDay.Thanks Lou Ann! 


Stamps:  Crafty Secrets "Seaside"
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla & Basic Black:  Jen Wilson Complete Boy dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink- Dired Marigold, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Broken China & Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Netting; starfish; Glossy Accents

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hey, How Are You?

[WMSC122%255B5%255D.jpg]     Hi!  Today is my birthday.  Happy Birthday to me!!!!  I've had a dinner with my family, tons of well wishes on facebook, and next week is the Gigglers monthly birthday dinner and this month is MINE!  So lots of beautiful cards and great friends and lots of giggles.

     My card today is for two challenges.  The Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge#122 which is a cute sketch by Renee Lynch.  And this sketch works right into Joan's Challenge at SCS for Layered Scallops in TLC402.
     This card is made with just blue and white with a little brown sponging.  For my scallops I used both a punch and a die.  I learned how to do a double bow at the CKC in Lancaster this year, but I tried a triple.  Hope you enjoy it.    And for all of you that are still up, the election is over.  Which means tomorrow I will not have 15 calls from faceless recordings, elected officals recording, and few real people, and a really exciting call from Clint Eastwood.  Although I would probably have voted for anyone that would promise not to call me in the afternoon when I'm taking a nap because I have a cold.         
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps "Compact Sentiments Part One" & "Vintage Label 10"
Paper:  SU Whisper White & Baja Breeze; Authentique dsp
Ink:  SU Baja Breeze; Memento Tuxedo Black; ColorBox Brown
Accessories:  Want 2 Scrap Pearls; SU Baja Breeze Seam Bending
Tools:  MS Punch; SU Edgelits-Adorning Accents; Spellbinders Labels 10

Sunday, November 4, 2012

3 Challenge "Be True To Yourself"

This card is for a few challenges.  First, the Mojo Monday Challenge #265 with a great sketch by Julee.  I love all the round and square challenges she has.  Next, over on Splitcoast, Karen had a Whispering Very Cherry Olive Challenge CC399.  And lastly, TLC401 has Judy wanting us to weave ribbon.  So here it is:

Stamps:  Verve "Brighter Days"
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  SU Old Olive Ribbon
Tools:  Spellbinder's Eyelet Squares; Pop dots

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WMSC121 "I Do"

[WMSC1214.jpg]I'm trying to get back on a roll of making cards again.  And what better way than doing the same sketch challenge twice.  I really like this sketch by Jeanne Jachna for the Waltzingmouse Challenge 121.  Instead of the two panels on the left side of the sketch, I used two adorable love birds from The Greeting Farm. 

I did want to show off the brides beautiful dress and flowers.  Her dress is made of Diamond Stickles (how's that for ironic?)  and her flowers were from Cotton Candy and Lime Green Stickles.  And check out that rock!!!!  Zva can sure make a Wedding Bling.  I mean Ring.  They can sure dress a bride!
Stamps:  The Greeting Farm "I Do"; Waltzingmouse "Vintage Lables 2
Paper:  SU Whisper White;  The Paper Studio Antiquity
Ink; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics; Stickles
Accessories:  Zva Bling; Recollections Pearls; KaiserCraft Lace
Tools:  Spellbinders Lables 2; Pop Dots