Monday, July 14, 2014

Beach House

Ah, to be lying on a beach somewhere, listening to sea gulls and waves and soaking up the sun. This summer I'll just have to settle for playing with this beachy new image from DigiStamp Boutique. It is appropriately entitled "Beach house" and can be found in the shop with the rest of the July 14 releases.

I especially had fun coloring in the flags. You could come up with a lot of different color combos for the flags to make this more masculine or feminine.  The image is very gender and occasion-neutral. Go check out this versatile image in the shop!
~ Lisa

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Phebe Relaxing

Busy, busy, busy! Who wouldn't appreciate a chance to relax over a nice cup of her favorite beverage? These new Besties images from DigiStamp Boutique are so much fun! This one is called Phebe relaxing. I've paired her with this versatile sentiment set - Essential sentiments.

Hope the rest of your week is a relaxing one!
~ Lisa

Monday, June 23, 2014

Black and White Beauties

Got together this weekend with the ladies from my stamping group, Inky Fingers. Once a month we gather together to share a project or technique and make some cards. This month's hostess, Linnea, challenged us to make black and white cards - ONLY black and white cards. This may sound difficult, or even boring, but it really forces you to look for other ways to add interest to your card (layout, texture, etc.).  I've finished two and I'm hooked! I will be making more soon!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Birthday Kate

I am loving the new Kates from the May release over at DigiStamp Boutique! My card features the adorable Birthday Kate. I love the sentiment that comes with her because, in my opinion, the cake really is one of the best things about having a birthday! :) (OK, at my age, it's one of the few good things about another birthday!)

Supplies: Birthday Kate (DSB), This and That Graceful 6X6 pad (Echo Park). 
pink and kraft cs from my stash, Copics, rhinestones.

New releases are coming soon so be sure to visit the DigiStamp Boutique store soon!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fishy Father's Day Wishes

Wow, where has this month gone? I can't believe it's almost Father's Day and my oldest daughter's birthday (both Sunday). I'm happy to say that I have gotten back into the card making groove. Today I have not one, but TWO Father's Day cards to share with you.

First up is a card featuring Fishing Stan from DigiStamp Boutique. He looks quite proud of his catch, doesn't he? Stan makes a great masculine card for Father's Day, birthday or whatever the occasion!

Supplies: Fishing Stan (DSB), Glasses, Staches & Ties paper stack (The Paper Studio),
kraft cs (PTI) and Copics.

I'm entering Stan into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge -  For the Boys
Digi Choosday - Use 2 papers
Pile It On - Use Some Patterned Paper

Next up is a card that was inspired by this tutorial on Craftsy: Father's Day Card. I don't have the fabulous necktie dies used in the tutorial, so I found a free necktie shaped SVG file and used my SCAL software to cut out the solid tie. (To make the top "knot" on the tie, I just placed a copy of the tie over the edge of my cutting area, so that just the top of the tie was cut.) This was a really quick card to make and you could really have fun changing up the patterns on the ties!

Supplies: tie svg file, sentiment (typed on my computer), foam tape,
Reflections Christmas 6X6 pad (Echo Park), Cricut, SCAL software,
blue cs from my stash and kraft cs (PTI).

Come back later this week for a birthday card featuring a recent release from DigiStamp Boutique!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Birthday Boy!

Long time, no blog! It's been a time of major changes in the Thompson household. DH and I are just wrapping up the first week of our new jobs with new work hours. And my usual photo taking spot has been turned into his home office, so I'm trying out new spots in the house for photo taking. I took this week's card featuring DigiStamp Boutique's adorable Owen in my dining room. Not great, so the hunt for a new photo taking spot continues...

I'm entering Owen into the following challenges:
Cards 4 Guyz - Fathers Day
Clear It Out - Fathers Day / stars

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
~ Lisa

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy hump day! Just popping in here with a quick birthday card featuring one of DigiStamp Boutique's February releases, Stanley. The sentiment is from one of the May DSB releases - Isla and flowers. And speaking of sentiments, have you checked out the new Essential sentiments and Fathers Day words in the DigiStamp Boutique shop?  A little cardmaking tip - I keep various digital sentiments printed off and cut so that they're ready to quickly pop onto a card. Sometimes they are the perfect finishing touch.

Have a great rest of the week! Be sure to check out the newest releases in the DSB shop, too!
~ Lisa