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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!!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.  I hope your day was as filled with joy as mine.  Which brings me to my card "Joy".  This is the card that I sent to all but the Gigglers this year.  It was very simple and quick and WYSIWYG. 
(all Stampin' Up)
Stamps:   "Joyous Celebrations"
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, dsp Jolly Holiday
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green
Accessories:  Gumball Green Ribbon
Tools:  Large Oval Punch

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Greetings

WOW!  It's been so long since I posted that I almost forgot how.  But let me tell you, I've got a tag that used almost everything in my craft room.  This was the Christmas card (or tag) I made for the Gigglers this year.  I made a different (easier one) for everyone else. 
     I started out with a 8 X 4 tag from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Linda (the owner) has the best prices around, but due to her moving her home, she's closed until 1-20-13.  But mark your calenders because when she reopens, she's having a discount on her already low prices. 
Looks start at the top and work our way down.  The background has been done in Distress inks of Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky.  I distressed the border with the Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and sponged with Distress Vintage Photo.  Then a spritzed it with Sparkle.   The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I LOVE their stamps.  Using a blending tool I colored the die cut tree with DI Pine Needles and Vintgage Photo. 
On to the roof!  This is Tim Holtz's Rickety House die.  I embossed it with Distress Embossing Powder which gave it a sandpapery texture.  I used the plastic packing that came with the die to used on both the upstairs and downstairs windows.  For the upstairs window treatment I used some lace and some material I had in my material box.  Right under the roof I used some Paper Studio pearls for lights.  
For the house itself I used the TH Bricked embossing folder, first coloring the debossed side with DI Black Soot.  Using a blending tool I rubbed on Fired Brick and then I used the ink pad directly on the embossing giving it a two-tone brick look.  The wreath is TH Movers and Shapers die cut wreath using TH Coreordinates paper.  I then embossed it with SU Square Lattice ef, and sanded it to show the core.  Next was some Distress Peeled Paint Stickles.  The bow (from the same die set) is SU Cherry Cobbler and Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  Besides the clear plastic in the window, it also used cardstock with DI Squeezed Lemonade.  I didn't want you to see right though the house.  Right?  The deer I found at the Fairy Garden center of the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA.  An EK punch supplied the snowman, with Shoestring Paper frosting for the body and nose.  The hat is made of felt, of course.  His scarf, a scrap of material.  The snowy hill in the back is SU Shimmery White. 

A TH die made the fence with DI Vintage Photo for color.  Some Flower Soft Polar White for the frosty tips and a light strand from a mini tree decoration section at Hobby Lobby.  The name plate was done on my computer and punch with my SU small oval.  I used a couple eyelets and jump rings to connect the red and white bakers twine from SU. 

For each giggler, I typed their last name for the sign and their house numbers beside the deer to make it personal.