Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome Baby George!

Like a lot of people on both sides of the pond, I waited anxiously last week for the arrival of William and Kate's baby.  I just had to make a card to celebrate the occasion using Bathtime Bobbi from the June release over at DigiStamp Boutique.

Congratulations William and Kate! Can't wait to see some more pictures of the new baby.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Totally Papercrafts - Use Proper Lace

This week's challenge from Totally Papercrafts is to use actual lace (not just a lacy punch or border). We are sponsored by the beautiful Saturated Canary, so I chose this very feminine image - Cerridwen.

Supplies: Cerridwen (Saturated Canary), floral dp -Grow & Blossom (MME),
Aqua Lagoon pearlescent cardstock (Paper and More),
fancy oval die (Nestabilities), lace ribbon (Stampin' Up!),
and Copics

Be sure to stop by the Totally Papercrafts blog to see the other DT members' lacy creations. And then join us in this week's challenge for a chance to win some beautiful digis of your own from Saturated Canary!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tennis Ace!

I'm here today with a belated shout out to Andy Murray for his Wimbleton win! I know my friends in the UK were especially excited about his victory. For my card, I used one of DigiStamp Boutique's July releases, Tennis Joe.

Whenever I see Andy Murray play, he's always wearing his tennis whites so this was a fast one to color! I had to sneak in a little color, though, so I gave his shorts and tennies a bit of color. :)

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Summertime
Pile It On - Thinking of you

Have a great day! I'll be back on Friday with a new card and a new challenge from Totally Papercrafts.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bathtime Bobbi

Hi! I'm just popping in with a cute and cuddly baby card featuring Bathtime Bobbi from DigiStamp Boutique. If you find Bobbi as irresistible as I do, you can find more Bobbis here: June release.

I love this dp from Hobby Lobby! The squares and stitching are already printed on the paper. (I just ran a quick straight stitch around the whole layer with my sewing machine. Poor thing never gets used to except to sew on cards!) Then I used some ultrafine glitter and glossy accents to give his bubbles some dimension.

I'm submitting my card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Water
Animal Friends - Water
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Button Up

Thanks for visiting!
~ Lisa

Monday, July 15, 2013

Let's Get Sketchy!

Hi there! It's the 15th of the month, so it's time for another Rainbow team challenge at the Designed to Color blog. This one is a sketch (my favorite!).

We are being sponsored by Make It Crafty which so generously shared some images with the design team. I chose this cute little Mia for my card:

Supplies: Mia (Make It Crafty), dp - Classy from Sultry Collection (Basic Grey), 
Lavender Lines (Recollections), plum cardstock (DCWV), 
Fiskars scallop border punch,button from Savannah Collection (Autumn Leaves),
ribbon (Hobby Lobby), rickrack, and felt flower.

Copics used:
Skin: R20, E11, E00, E000
Hair: Y21, Y23, Y17, E33, E35
Eyes: BV00, 100 and white gel pen
Top: V01, V12, V15, V17, BV08
Skirt and headband: B41 and B34
Socks: V01 and V12
Shoes: E33 and E35

I'm also going to enter Mia into the Button challenge at Catered Crop.

Be sure to stop by the Designed to Color blog and join us for a chance to win some digis from Make It Crafty. Check out some great samples from the DT, too, using other Make It Crafty images!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

DTC Sunday Showcase

Hey! Guess who's hosting the Sunday Showcase on the Designed to Color blog and FB page? Yup - me! Come and check it out! I'll be sharing tips for coloring on kraft colored cardstock.

Friday, July 12, 2013

All of A Flutter

Happy Friday! It's time for a new challenge from the Totally Papercrafts team - "All of A Flutter". This week we're sponsored by the fab Ladybug Ink. I chose this adorable image of Buttercup the dog with some of her feathered friends. (I admit it felt odd making a Christmas card in July, so I didn't choose a traditional Christmas color scheme!)

Supplies: Buttercup with Bird on Head (Ladybug Ink), Snowfall Collection 6X6 pad (Bo Bunny),
blue cs (Paper and More), kraft cardstock (discontinued - TAC), 
large snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), small snowflake punch, 
silver snowflake sticker (Jolee) foam snowflake sticker (Michaels),
rhinestones (The Paper studio), ribbon (Michaels), Copics, Icicle Stickles.

Aw, poor Buttercup! I think those birds definitely got the better of her! :) To make her feel better, I'm going to share her with the following challenges:

Color Me Creative - anything goes
Whoopsidaisy challenge - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue
A Creative Romance - Ribbon or Twine
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
That Craft Place - Ribbons and/or Lace
The Ribbon Girl - Add a Bow
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes

If you'd like to win some equally adorable images from Ladybug Ink, be sure to stop by the Totally Papercrafts blog. Check out the rest of the DT cards and leave them a little love if you have time. (You know we all love compliments on our cards!) Then enter an "All of A Flutter" card of your own for a chance at this great prize.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sketch Saturday

Hi! I'm back with another card based on a sketch. (I just love sketches!) This one is based on the current sketch on the Sketch Saturday challenge blog.

Supplies: Anya (The Greeting Farm), dp (MME), black dp (The Paper Studio), 
Copic markers, ribbon (Hobby Lobby), scallop border punch (Fiskars), 
corner rounder (Creative Memories) and antiqued metal brads.

Here's the sketch:

I'll be back Friday with another card and a new challenge from Totally Papercrafts!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Yumi & Fumi!

Hooray! Today's the day! It's the first birthday of Yumi and Fumi Handmade, home of fun and adorable stamps. To celebrate, Yumi and Fumi, owners of Y&FH, are hosting a blog hop filled with wonderful projects inspired by this photo:

My favorite color is pink so I was excited to work with this color palette! I thought the sassy Fumi with Messenger Bag went perfectly with this bright and playful color scheme.

Supplies: Yumi with Messenger Bag (Y&FH), Copics, scallop border punch (Fiskars),
daisy and hole punches, daisy sticker (K&Co), sewing machine, papers from stash.

Also, check out the current challenge on the Y&FH blog. You guessed it - the theme is Celebration!

If you've come here from Marisol's blog, you can head on over to Linda K's blog. If you've joined us mid-hop and would like to start at beginning, head on over to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog for a complete list of hop of participants. You'll want to see all the great projects!

Happy hopping!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

I had such a fun and relaxing Fourth of July, that I had to do just a little more celebrating with a red, white and blue card:

Supplies: Yumi (Yumi & Fumi Handmade), Citrus Stack (DCWV), navy cs (Paper and More), 
Copics, oval Shape Cutting System (Creative Memories), scallop border punch (Fiskars),
star buttons (Jesse James), and red Scrappers' Floss. 

Our weather was beautiful but much cooler than usual, so I actually was wearing long pants and a sweatshirt jacket when we were watching fireworks!

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch
Yumi and Fumi Handmade - Celebration
SCS Color challenge - red, white and blue
Oozak - anything goes with girly theme
Make It Monday - anything goes
Color Me Creative - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Stars and/or Stripes

Hope to see you soon with another card! Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy 300, Mojo Monday!

The Mojo Monday blog is celebrating their 300th sketch with lots of great prizes from lots of great sponsors. This is the special sketch:

The sketch was so much fun, I had to make two different cards. First up, Lavender the Quilter from Kraftin' Kimmie:

Of course, I had to include some stitching on her card. :) I really like these MME papers and I thought their fabric-like patterns were perfect for a quilting themed card. Kim, owner of Kraftin' Kimmie is also offering her own prize to celebrate Mojo Monday, so I'll be linking my card up over on the Kraftin Kimmie blog, as well.

And here's another card with Arthur mouse from DigiStamp Boutique:

Isn't he sweet? I had so much fun coloring him.

Two cards in one day - it's been a long time since I managed that one! I really liked this sketch and will definitely use it again.

King of the Challenge Blogs

I hope those in the US had a wonderful 4th of July. I know I sure did! We spent several days down at the lake, hanging out with family and enjoying fireworks and beautiful weather! It was hard to come back home. But, on the plus side, now I can share my card for this week's Sister Act Card Challenge:

I used this adorable Lion from this week's SACC sponsor, QKR Stampede. Here's a closeup of his head, which I've popped up with some pop-dots for some added dimension: 

Supplies: Lion (QKR Stampede), circle cutter (Creative Memories), scalloped circle die (Nestabilities), 
gold glitter, pop-dots, ribbon (Michaels), Copics, kraft cardstock and scraps from stash.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Color Me Creative - anything goes (optional zoo theme)
Loves Rubber Stamps - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (optional animal/creature)
A Creative Romance - use ribbon or twine

Head on over to the Sister Act (SACC) blog to see what the rest of the DT was up to this week. Play along for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, QKR Stampede. SACC's challenges are always anything goes, so it's easy to find time to play along even on lazy (or busy!) summer days.