Popping in with a quick Easter card using one of the chicks in the Cute chicklets Easter collection, which is currently on special in the DigiStamp Boutique shop. My layout is based on a great sketch I found over on the Sunday Stamps blog. It was perfect for using up some of those scrap strips we all find in our scrap stash.
The "Easter wishes" sentiment can also be found in the DigiStamp Boutique store. It's part of the Easter Branch set.
Hope to see you later this week with another card! ~Lisa
We had a taste of Spring here in the Midwest this week, but alas the temps are back down into the chilly winter range today. I am so looking forward to Spring's true arrival, when hopefully it sticks around for a bit. In the meantime, I'll have to take comfort in all of the wonderful Spring themed projects in this week's Totally Papercrafts Spring challenge. Totally Papercrafts is sponsored this week by the fab Crafty Sentiments. For my card I chose the adorable digi appropriately entitled "Rain, Rain".
I just love the DigiStamp Boutique teddies and use them often. I had intended to use this cutie - Valentine Bobbi - for a Valentines Day card. That never quite happened but this versatile guy is just at home on a non-Valentines themed project. I think he'd make an adorable baby card, too.
Sticking my head out for a few minutes, taking a break from my never ending craft room organizing. (Is it re-organizing if you never really stop and restart?) If you have thin metal dies (Nestabilities) and are frustrated by your current storage system, run - don't walk - your fingers and credit card over to SP and Company. As part of her conversion to a focus on Project Life style scrapbooking and digital products, Samantha is clearing out her storage binder system. I just transferred my Nesties to the thin magnetic pages and they are AWESOME!!
I also bought a couple of the Plumeria Pink binders, as well, because I wanted to separate my Nesties by shape and because, well, they're PINK! What better reason do I need to buy something? :) Lisa
Wishing a big Happy Birthday today to Renate of the Yumi & Fumi Handmade design team. Stop by the Y&FH blog to leave her some birthday wishes. While you're there, you can check out the rest of the birthday banner that the DT has assembled for our birthday girl!
Happy Birthday, Renate! Hope your day is as sweet and special as you are!
Wow, what a wild and snowy week this has been! Time to warm up with a toasty color scheme challenge from SP and Company - Orange, Pink and one other color. I chose kraft for my third color and incorporated it into both my image - Teddy Staying Toasty - and my cardstock selection.
This is last post as part of the SP Design Team. SP and company is transitioning to mostly digital products and ending their DT. So head on over the SP and Company blog and leave some love for the rest of the team. Participate in the challenge for your chance to win a prize in our last weekly challenge.
I'm back with two more entries into this year's Krafty Bowl (which I'm hoping Kimmie decides to make an annual event!).
First up in my entry into the "Love" challenge. This retired KK image, Bird Fairy by Crissy Armstrong, always reminds me of the saying "“If you love something set it free if it returns its yours forever, if not it was never meant to be.”
My second (and final!) entry is one for the "Winter" challenge. Winter makes me think of trying to keep warm! (I hate winter. Being cold makes me crabby!) So, for me the theme "Winter" inspired me to use this retired KK stamp, Lavender the Quilter. (Unfortunately, Lavender has been truly retired and is no longer available.)
Whew! I've had a lot of fun participating in some of the Krafty Bowl challenges. Maybe I'll try to enter all the categories if Kimmie decides to hold another Krafty Bowl next year!
I am all about cleaning out my craft room these days, so my papers and embellishments were just miscellaneous things from my stash. (The sentiment is one I had already printed off from DigiStamp Boutique.)
Head on over the Totally Papercrafts to see the other cute cards featuring images from our sponsor. Join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store!
Supplies: Eleanor (KK), Traditions 6X6 pad (Carte Bella) ,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen (Ranger),
leaf die (Memory Box), buttons (Jessie James),
kraft and brown cs and flowers from stash.
This card fills the "old" requirement several ways. The kraft cardstock I used is from my Angel (TAC) days and the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp I used - Eleanor - has been retired. (Although she's still on the website, so perhaps you can go and grab her if she's still available.) But primarily, Eleanor always made me think of this picture of my grandparents, Ed and Evelyn.
I am not a fan of the Superbowl, but I am a long time fan of Kraftin' Kimmie, so I was excited to see that Kimmie was hosting several special challenges on Superbowl Sunday. Here's the first of my entries - it's for the first Krafty Bowl challenge - "It's Ma Birthday", in honor of Kimmie's birthday.
I used this cute Lisette stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. She's retiring, so if you like her, grab her while you can.
Between snow and freezing temps will I ever leave my house?! Oh well, at least I have these two sweeties to warm my heart (while I rely on my space heater to warm my craft room!). Here's a couple that would be at home on any Valentines Day card - Edwin and Hetty from the Edwin and Hetty Set in the DigiStamp Boutique shop.
Supplies: Edwin and Hetty Set (DSB), heart dp (Martha Stewart matt stack),
border punch (EK Success), red cs (Hobby Lobby), Copics,
puffy heart sticker (Hobby Lobby) and Copic markers.
Valentines Day is fast approaching, so if you haven't started on your Valentines Day crafting, be sure to head on over to the DSB shop to check out all of the cute Valentines images! Lisa
Our challenge is something a little different this week at SP and Company - make an interactive card. I confess that interactive cards really aren't my thing - I'm a basic folded rectangle kind of gal. But I found this really easy tutorial on the web and gave it a try - Interactive coffee cup card.
and here's the interactive part - the "lid" comes out, providing a spot for you to write out a little note of thanks. Cute, huh?
Stop by the SP and Company blog - Scrapmaster's Paradise - to check out the Sunday Scoop with all the details on this challenge, as well as some AMAZING samples from the rest of the DT! Lisa