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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, April 5, 2013

Special Blend Birthday

    This card is another one done with the stamps designed by my friend and fellow giggler Diane Zeckman aka Cookie Stamper called "Special Blend" and sold by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. (see previous post for more info)    The image with the stacked cups gave me a chance to try out my new Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I sure had fun with that.  After coloring with the pencils I used an aquapainter to smooth the color around.  The lace on top was some I got from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Whenever I make an order, she sends the coolest things in a little envelope as a Thank You.  After I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment I die cut it with SU Apothecary Accents, but it was too tall, so I trimmed it down. 

Stamps:  Sweet n Sassy "Special Blend"; Basketweave Background Stamp
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, XPress
Ink: SU Early Esprress; Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper & Vintage Photo
Pencils:  Derwent - Madder Brown 1920, Poppy Red 0400, Cadmium Yellow 0210, Sienna Gold 0240, Tan 1720, Dark Aquamarine 1210, Hooker's Green 1520, Red Violet 0610, Thistle 0720; Pen Touch White 
Accessories:  Lace;  Brads;


  1. Great job coloring! I can tell you've been practicing. Love the lace & where you placed it.

  2. beautiful! Ohh, I've been wanting to get some of the pencils but they're 'spensive! yikes. Hope you like them.