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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!!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rick's card

Hi all!  This was a card that I wanted to make using the tractor from the SU Harvest Blessings set.  I was just going to do a sepia print with  distressed edges.  But I decided I would check with a farming expert.  Who better to confer with than my farmer DH Rick. Well, he did have alot of ideas.   It took me four stamp sets and numerous types of colorants (is that a word?).  I used masking (for the tractor), inking a stamp with a marker (tree), using my blender pen with ink pads (I squeezed the top and bottom of the closed SU stamp pad together to put a little ink on the lid) for almost everything else. 

What Rick doesn't know is that he's getting this card for his birthday in June.  Won't he be surprised. 

Stamps:  SU Harvest Blessings, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Nature Silhouettes, Farm Life
Paper:  SU Basic Black, Very Vanilla,  Mystery Red dsp
Ink:  SU So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Garen Green; Tim Holtz Distress Mowed Lawn
Markers:  SU Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede; Tombow Blue #491, Gray #N65; White gel pen

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Owen's 1st Birthday

     It doesn't seem possible, but my precious grandson Owen is turning one.  The theme of his party was - you guessed it - Mickey Mouse.  I bought a Mickey Mouse sticker pack, but wanted to do a little myself.  With birthday parties and the bright colors of the mouse I thought some balloons would be a nice touch, so out comes my Martha Stewart balloon punch, bright SU paper and some DMC floss and "ta da" Birthday Card!

     I only used pop dots on the red and yellow balloon to give it a better 3D look.  I also used pop dots on the sentiment. 
     I am sorry to report that he was more interested in his battery power 4X4 that he got from his uncle Donnie than he was my card.   Go figure a one year old!!!  LOL
Stamps:  SU Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  SU Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink:  SU Real Red
Accessories:  EK Success Disney Dimensional Stickers; Black DMC floss
Tools:  Martha Stewart Ballon Punch; Pop Dots, SU Large Oval Punch

Monday, March 18, 2013

Penciled Flowers

     Hi all!  As I mentioned yesterday, I have been watching ALOT of Darlene's blog.  Her videos are so informative and easy to follow.  Although I have a long way to go before nearing her talent, I have improved so much in my coloring with but copics and pencils.  That's what my card is done with today. I stamped the Hero Arts floral stamp in Gray ink on Neenah Solor White Paper as a background.  I die cut it with Spellbinders Label 8.   I stamped to same stamp again and colors with pencils and a white gel pen for the centers and little lines on the petals.  Then I used pop-dots to pop it up.  I embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment in SU pewter, punched it out, pierced holes on both side and threaded gray floss through it.
     Well, I'm off to watch another of Darlene's videos.
Stamps:  Hero Arts/Sizzix  Floral; SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Hero Arts Soft Granite; Prismacolor Pencils PC929, PC924, PC916, PC908; SU pencils Green & Yellow; White gel pen
Accessories:  Gray floss
Tools:  SU Modern Punch; Spellbinder Label 8

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March Birthday Card

     Well, it's that time of the month for the Monthly Gigglers Birthday dinner with Sally and Sheila being the guest of honor.  I wasn't able to make it, but I meet up with them at our Monthly Stampin Up party hosted by Lou Ann (Crooked Stamper).  It is also the month of my mothers birthday.  So I made the same card, but with different sentiments. 
     I've been watching alot of Darlene Designs and have really learned alot.  Many of the elements and techniques on this card are hers. 
     I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink on a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 using my blender.  I then inked a block script stamp with the same ink and stamped it once on scrap paper and then on my inked panel.  I stamped the flower in Rich Cocoa I used copics and SU markers to color.  Then I had to cut it out (Boohoo, no die for that-I'm sssssssooooooo spoiled)and used SU Crumb Cake around the edges that showed a bit of white.  The stem is a piece of SU cardstock with a little copic coloring for shadow.  The sentiment is from SU and stamped in the same Dusty Concord.  This card has "Wonderful Mother" and the Gigglers cards had Happy Birthday.  I used the Pop-dots raised up the sentiment and the flower, and then it was ready for my 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 base.  
Stamps:  SU Fifth Ave. Floral & Well Scripted; Stampabilities Faded Text Background
Paper:  X-Press It, SU Certainly Celery
Ink:  Dusty Concord Distress Ink; Copic markers-V12, V15,YG03, 0; SU Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Perfect
                                                                                 Tools:  Decrotive Label Punch