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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!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Believe or Tim's December 2016 Technique Remix

I can't believe that it's been 12 months of the Technique Remix.  What a blast it was.  Especially when we got together with friends every month to do them.  And a HUGH kudos to Lou Ann McGuire (Splitcoaststamper Crooked Stamper - check out her blog) for teaching us all year long That's 24 techniques!  If you didn't have the pleasure of working with Lou Ann on these projects, hop on over to Tim's Blog to see what techniques he has for the month.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Wishes

'Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, except for Lisa, who was trying to get her cards uploaded.

Well, I did get a bit of creating done, and much thanks to Maja Design for their "I Wish" paper collection for the inspiration.

With their Ephemera paper there are 6 images for cardfronts, 8 postage stamps, 1 sentiment and, as always with Maja Design, an extra strip along the bottom of the paper with additional goodies.  In this case, it's the adorable "Christmas Greetings" on the tag.  The card almost made itself.

Using a white cardstock base, the next layer up was some green paper from the "I Wish For Peace and Joy".  I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Distresser, then gutted it because I knew with all the layers I had to cut down on the weight.  The next was a little corner of red is the "I Wish Christmas Was Today" paper.  Again, little weight.  The next layer is from "I Wish For Frosty Mornings" paper.  I wet my finger and ran it along the edges to soften the fibers and curled the paper inward.  Then a rolled the upper left corner and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The focal image is from the Ephemera paper and I mounted on some of the gutted green.  I used the red plaid again, and put a on a tiny tag and flower.  That sentiment is from the extra strip I told you about.  I wrapped twine around three fingers three times and tied it in the middle with another piece of twine with a tiny jingle bell in the middle.  I used glue dots to attach it to a little strip of brown and white gingham from the "I Wish You A Merry Christmas" paper.  Also from that paper came the little sleigh in the white resin frame.  I used scraps of cheesecloth and lace too!

Here's another one that just has a different focal image and framed resin picture.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and TFL!