Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *Song In My Heart*

Hello and Happy Heartfelt Wednesday!
Today I'm sharing with you a new card made for Heartfelt Creations this week.
I have been on a Valentine's Day card mood and so I wanted to make this Valentine card
using my favorite little doves called "brookside manor" with the matching diecut from
"garden romance". I also had to use the beautiful "timeless amour" diecut. It has such a beautiful
delicate border. If you love hearts then it is a sure must have diecut.
The sentiment is part of the NEW collection this month called "melodious songbird"
I sure thought it went well with my theme this week.

The papers are from K & Company that I bought at a local scrapbooking sale. 
I also just love the "decorative labels eight" They are also so delicate.
I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine....but for now I just doodled around the borders.
I wanted to add a bit of texture, so I crimped all the hearts with my crimper. 

I'm always one who tries to match all my colors together and I really don't use creams and whites together....but I seen it on other shabby chic cards and it seems to really work?
So I mixed them up and sure does work well together....

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out more creations this week

Friday, January 25, 2013

ScrapThat! February Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

  Welcome to the ScrapThat! February Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 
If you came here from Scrap That! 
then you are on the right track!
This month I was soooo honored to be GDT
It was wonderful to be asked back by my old kit club..Thank You! 
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO-Introducing our gorgeous February Kit reveal -
"With Love"

This romantic kit features the incredible rich colors of Prima's Romance Novel combined with neutrals and pinks to enhance the beauty of these papers. This is one of those kits where you, "Ooh" and "Ah" as you take out each treasure. Don't just think girly, because there are many directions you can take this kit, as our DT will show you.
Here are some of my layouts and cards made with his beautiful kit!
This first layout is of my little Roxy with lots of pink! 
It is using the beautiful sketch this month and the main kit 
*Added bling and gala glitz in the center of flowers*

Here is a fun and busy layout of my daughter and her friends.
Love the heart chippies that are part of the add on kit!

Here is a Shabby Chic Valentine Card that is so easy to make....
Tutorial coming in February be sure to check it out on Scrap That!

This is another card that is more vintage for your Valentine...

So here are the fabulous kits!
Be sure to get your too!
Also be sure to stop by Scrap That! Feb 1st for more closer details....

Main Kit 

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-On

Paper Add-On

More details on this romantic Collection can be seen here: ScrapThat! Store

We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for February:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge hosted by Sandi here: DT Challenge
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries for both challenges due by February 20th.
Our Blog Hop features 9 fantastic blogs including our Design Team.
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations!

Our SPECTACULAR February Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat! April Main Kit, Serendipity
This kit is chock FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaiser Craft. With rich warm colors, and rustic embellishments like wooden gates and bronze cord, this kit lends itself beautifully to heritage layouts.  We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect. 

To qualify for this month's FABULOUS Prize you must complete the following:

* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each designer has created using this month's kit and sketch (comments are very much appreciated).
* Each designer's blog hop post will feature a word to make up a secret sentence, 
collect these words along the way.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way
 and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog.
* For your last stop on our Blog Hop return here to the ScrapThat! Chat Blog.
Leave a comment letting us know you have
completed the hop.
*Email the secret sentence to Tracey Sabella:
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, January 27 at Midnight EST

The prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog.
~ If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~

**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.
 My secret word is: Change

Next hop over to

For your final stop, return to the ScrapThat! Blog to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *May Your Day....*

Welcome to another Heartfelt Wednesday!
Today I wanted to use the colors teal to make this inspirational card using the 
New collection called "countryside evening"
The papers are beautiful and the diecuts are so super elegant. 
I usually use blacks or browns for many of my sentiments, but today I wanted it to match 
my dicuts and papers. 

Here is a side view....I added bitty blosom flowers, ribbon and bling to finish this card. 

A closer view....hope the sentiment inspires you for this new 2013 year! 

Be sure to stop this week at HC Blog to see more beautiful projects by the DT
Have a great week...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cheer Up & Smile *Donna Salazar*

Hello my scrappy friends! 
Its Lisa once more this month with a easy tutorial on how I get my sentiments on my cards and layouts. 
I really don't like my handwriting that much because it is so BIG and loopy I almost always used Microsoft for Word. It gives you sooo many more options of handwriting's. 
If you never have tried it before here is your chance to start. :)
This is a 5 x 6 inch card using lots of diecuts, stamps and New papers by Donna Salazar.
I chose yellow because it reminds me of the sun and it seems to be a cheerful color when you are down.
The awesome diecuts and stamps from "snapshot" makes you want to smile right???

Here is the inside...I don't do many insides ahead of time....but I just love this quote from the famous
Scarlett O' of my favorite classic movies. 

So lets get started!
First, pick out the diecut you are going to use. You can use any diecut but for my card today I used "snapshot's" little quote bubbles. You must first cut out the diecut and measure the size with a ruler so you know how big you can make your fonts.

Next, on the computer, pick out font you want to use and look at the size using the ruler bar on top. 
You can also change your color to match your theme too. I love black for most of my sentiments, but the choice is totally up to you! See what I mean about options? lol

After you are happy with your font and size go ahead and print it up on the computer paper. using REMOVABLE adhesive tape place your diecut on top of your font.
I use the daylight or a lamp to see it through for exact placement. 
If you made you font too large or too worries. 
You simple remove the diecut and print it up again until you are happy :)

Once you are satisfied with your placement place it back through the computer 
and it should come out like this. 

As you can see the ink should not be smeared or come through the other paper. 
Remove the diecuts and place on your card or layout. 
I tend to use pop dots behind mine, but once again it is up to you....
so many options...oh my! lol

Here is a closer view of your sentiments that make you look like a pro! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you try this tutorial out if you haven't tried it yet....
It is addicting and you may never use your handwriting

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *Light Of My Life*

Welcome back to another Heartfelt Wednesday!
So today, I'm sharing with you a card showing off the NEW "countryside evening"
paper collection. If you are like can't color very well... :(
However, there is hope because with these beautiful papers you don't have to :)
As you can see here, all you have to do is cut out the paper and add little flowers 
to give it a great look with no coloring. Love it!

Here is a closer view of the tiny flowers from HC called "posy patches" and the matching diecut. 
They are  perfect with this paper line and patterned paper. 
They sentiment is from the NEW "countryside evening collection" called "antique lantern"
There is also the same lantern stamp with the set, if you are also at coloring too.
My dream someday....

I added cream ribbon and bow with baby breath for the finishing touches. 
Pretty fast and easy to make because all the work really is done for you...
yet it looks like it took you hours to make....just lovely!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by 
Heartfelt Creations Blog to see more beautiful projects by our DT.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

There is Love in the Air

Hello again....
I wanted to make another Valentine's Day card using a sketch made by Tarynne Wise.
You can see it here.
It actually started off like the sketch and then it took a bit of a turn with some extra banners on the bottom....I also added lots of extras like the balloon, clouds, hearts, birds and bling.
I see a card on pinterest recently with the heart balloon and I loved it!!! 
You can see the original here

I wasnt going to add any extra bling but then i thought it looked a bit like wind s I decided to add it.
The colors are inspired by new Valentine seems like kraft, red and teal go well together.
So sorry the pic is a little burry??? Idk?

Here you can see one of my favorite bird stamps that I seem to use a lot. 
It is called "brookside manor" from Heartfelt Creations. 
All the clouds and hearts were cut using my it made this card fast to make too! 

Hope you have a great day...see you soon....
Can you feel the LOVE in the air?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

From My Heart *Mojo Monday # 275*

It's my Mojo Monday on Wednesday! lol
I just love the new sketch this many fabulous it is right up my alley!
I was thinking about more Valentine's Day cards so I decided to go with pink. 
I also wanted to add little pink hearts on the beautiful bling, ribbon and of course a flower...

Can you believe I only added pop dots under the little hearts??? weird for me to do because I usually add lots more? But it worked out the way I wanted it to in the end. 
Here is a closer view....

A side view of all the layering....I couldnt help myself in the center squares. 

Here is the beautiful sketch by Julee Tilman....Thank you! 

Thanks for stopping all your lovely comments. 
Have a great day!

Update 1/16/13
Im soooo excited I won my very First Verve stamp set! 
Thank you soooo much!

Enchanting *Heartfelt Creations NEW Countryside Evening Collection*

Welcome back to this month's New collection...
Heartfelt Creations has created a delightful ‘Countryside Evening’ for you. There’s beautiful typography, countryside scenes, one awesome die, and 24 beautiful papers.This set is a beautiful choice for the beautiful moments. Get yours now Leave a comment on the HC blog by January 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.92 .
This is an older photo of my Roxy....she really has green eyes, but I wanted to play with the photoshop with the blues...It really is a great color for this time of year...

Just look at these beautiful diecuts....they are so delicate and soooo big! 

Here I used some of those fabulous vintage florets....a total must have for your collection!

Isnt that the cutest little birdie??? 
I also chose to make my title with a definition...I like the idea that I have seen in the past. 

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you go check out the amazing new projects using this beautiful collection over at Heartfelt Creations....
BTW....dont forget your chance to win this collection too by stopping by the blog and leaving a comment..that's it! :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I Love You SEW Much

 Happy Sunday!
Today I'm sharing with you a card that I have been wanting to make for a while now using little wooden spools of thread. 
A few years ago I seen a layout that had these cute little spools of thread on it, so I bought the wooden pieces and it just sat around for a while. 
I asked my husband to split them in have for me using his tools and it ended up being perfectly flat on the back. I wrapped embroidery floss around them and glue them in right on the card. Super cute embellishments and it gives it a nice 3D effect to your card or layout. 

The little retro/vintage sewing machine was a photo online clipart and I sized it 2.5 inches and printed it out on the same cream cardstock. The beautiful hearts are from Heartfelt Creations "timeless amour" collection...getting ready for Valentine's Day cards? Well, then this is must have for your collection.

The beautiful diecut in cream in the background is from Cheery Lynn Designs called "Italian Flourish"
It was my first time using it....LOVE IT! 
The cute patterned paper I have had for a long time from Cosmo Cricket. 
I think it is from the Material Girl Collection. 
I added some cream ruler ribbon, buttons, and some bling to finish this fun little card.

Thanks for stopping by today..hope you enjoyed.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I Just Adore You *Donna Salazar NEW Natural Beauty Collection*

Hello everyone! I sure hope you had a Happy New Year! 
It's Lisa back with some fabulous new layouts and cards for the upcoming month's ahead.
Today, I am sharing with you a new layout that you might see at the upcoming CHA this month.
I used Donna Salazar's BEAUTIFUL new line of papers called "Natural Beauty" by GCD Studios.
Let me tell you....these papers are really AMAZING!!!
They are so soft and delicate but also have Donna's fabulous touch with denim and wood backgrounds. 
This is a photo of my adorable little niece, Emma. She is such a doll! When I took this photo of her I was visiting my brother's New baby twin sons. Twins run in our family...I have them too :)
So as I was taking photos of the boys, my little Emma jumped in front of the camera and said to me...
"Auntie Lisa, take my picture too" kids say the cutest things :)

I used Want 2 Scrap corrugated swirls and the chipboard letters from the "natural beauty" collection.
I really like the size of these letters and they fit great right over the top of the swirls.
The birdcage was fussy cut out and it is a stamp called "Free As A Bird". It was stamped on cream cardstock with Donna's NEW Mix'd Media Chox-Driftwood. I also stamped on the cream background making my own paper using "All My Love"

I made lots of flowers using "Rose Creations" As you can see, you can curl them or crimp them to get different looks. Also a little bit closer view of the beautiful letters. 

A 3D view of the flowers and cardboard pieces. It pops off the page just the right amount. :) 

I'm so glad you stopped by and be sure to be looking for lots of new projects using Donna's NEW line of papers, because there are 3 of them!!! Yes 3!!! So exciting!!
Have a great New Year...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *This Is Your Day*

Welcome to another Heartfelt Wednesday
It is the beginning of the month....and next week will be the reveal of our new collection for 
January 2013! Soooo exciting! 
Can you believe it is 2013? I never seem to know where time goes??
So today I'm sharing with a new card using more of the "Timeless Amour" collection.
This card was super duper fast to make....about 10 minutes.
When I made this card I was sooooo sick with the stomach flu and barely could do a thing let alone make a card for the week?? Somehow, I was able to make it quickly, unlike many cards I just can't seem to do? It was easy using the beautiful stamp...yes just is great if your on a budget, especially after the holidays. 

As you can see, I didn't add any extra flowers...but you really don't need to because of the flowers on the stamp. Just color,  add some ribbon, diecuts and bling. Done! 

I did emboss the white background on this cool blue January card. 
The pearls can be bought over at Heartfelt Creations sure to check it out. 

Thanks for stopping by in the NEW Year 2013!
Be sure to stop by Heartfelt Creations Blog to see more beautiful designs from out DT.
Happy New Year!
See you soon...xoxo