Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You are My Sunshine

Brr! I'm bringing you some warm thoughts today with this card featuring Valentine Sophia from DigiStamp Boutique. As you can see, this little girl is very versatile - she's also great for thinking of you, happy birthday or get well cards.

You can check out the rest of the Sophia images as well as the other great images in the new release section. Have a sunny day! :)
~ Lisa

Sunday, January 26, 2014

It's a Winter Wonderland!

Brr! Baby it's cold outside. No snow here, but plenty of winter weather, perfect for this week's theme at SP and Co.

Supplies: Sledding Mice Stamp - Gill Roberts Collection (SP and Company),
Winter Wonderland dp (MME), snowflake stickers (Darics), Copics,
red ribbon (Ribbon Carousel-retired), ultrafine glitter and kraft cs (TAC-retired).

Aren't these mice just too, too cute? They're having an awful lot of fun on that sled. I wish I could say that I enjoyed the winter weather just as much as they do. :) I'm entering this cute little trio into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Animals
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - So Sweet!
Creative Inspirations - Ribbon!
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes

Hop on over to the SP and Company blog to see the rest of the team's wintery creations. Join us in the challenge for your chance to win *3* great stamp sets from SP and Company!

Friday, January 24, 2014

One For the Boys

TGIF! Welcome to another challenge from the Totally Papercrafts team! This week's challenge really took me out of my comfort zone - "One For the Boys". Eek! Not even I would use pink on a card like that. Luckily, it was our sponsor, Kenny K, to the rescue with this very macho Soldier image. And, I confess - I did have fun coloring him in.

And now for my big announcement - we are adding several new DT members to the Totally Papercrafts blog . Joining Team A is: NicoleJulie and Carlyann and joining Team B is Laurie. Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog to welcome the new girls and leave some love for the DT girls for their great cards this week! Enter your own "One for the Boys" card for your chance to win 5 digis of your choice from Kenny K!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine's Day Cuties

Just a quick post with a few Valentines Day cards featuring some older Valentines images from the DigiStamp Boutique shop. First up is Valentine Tia. I just love her sunny smile. :)

And this adorable Valentine mouse girl is part of the Valentine Mouse set.

It's never to start on those Valentine's Day cards!
~ Lisa

Monday, January 20, 2014

What a Cute Couple!

It's Anniversary and Couples Week at SP and Company. I just couldn't resist this adorable couple -
Kissing Bears by Gill Roberts.

Supplies: Kissing Bears by Gill Roberts (SP and Company), 
Holiday Cheer 6x6 pad (The Paper Studio), 
All is Bright "Christmas Tag" 12X12 dp (MME), 
Nestabilities border die (Spellbinder), Copic markers, 
kraft cs (PTI) and red cs from stash.

Check out the rest of the DT projects at the blog and then join us for your chance at a great prize from SP and Company!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Sketchy Challenge

Ooh, I'm so excited for this week's Yumi and Fumi Handmade challenge. It's a sketch challenge, which is one of my favorite kinds of challenges (second only to color challenges)! Here's the sketch:

Here's my card, featuring my favorite cold weather girl - Winter Yumi:

Supplies: Winter Yumi (Y&FH), kraft Christmas dp (MAMBI), 
Classic Snowflakes-Red dp (The Paper Studio),
Happy Go Lucky "Linen and Carnation" dp (MME), Copic markers, 
velvet rickrack (Michaels) and heart punchies from my stash.

I'm also entering Miss Yumi into the following challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Be sure to join us in our sketch challenge at Yumi and Fumi Handmade! Stop by the blog to get the details and to see the rest of the design team's terrific creations!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chicklet Love

Ooh! I just love this new Cute chicklets love collection from DigiStamp Boutique!  Although they would be great for other occasions, they make a really adorable Valentines Day card. And I love that they come with sentiments!

Supplies: Cute chicklets love collection (DSB), Valentine mat stack (Martha Stewart),
pink polka dot dp (The Paper Studio), Copics and heart punches.

I'm entering the chicklets into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Holidays/Celebrations
Divas by Design - Celebrate
Animal Friends Challenges - Punches/Dies

Valentines Day is less than a month away - time to get working on those Valentines projects. These cute little chicks would also be great on gift tags! They're on special at the moment, so hurry on over to the shop and pick them up while they're still on sale.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Punny Valentine

Now that Christmas is over, it's time to start thinking about the next holiday - Valentines Day! This week's SP and Company challenge is to create a silly Valentine card or project - it could be a funny image or a funny sentiment. For my card I chose this adorable Tina Wenke set - Puppy Surprise Valentine. He is so cute! And he would be perfect on a card for a boy or a girl!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Winter Wonderland

What a difference a week makes! A week ago we were preparing for deadly cold temps thanks to the polar vortex. This week, our weather will be flirting with spring with temps hitting the mid to upper 50's. Over at the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog, however, we're still thinking cold and frosty with our "Winter Wonderland" challenge theme. We are sponsored this week by Sassy Studio Designs.

I was short on time this week, so rather than stamping an image, I cut this section from a 12X12 piece of patterned cardstock. I embellished it with some ultrafine glitter, a ribbon and a stamped sentiment. Quick and easy!

Supplies: Winter Wonderland "At Home" (MME), brown cs, ribbon (Michaels),
sentiment cube stamp (unknown), ultrafine glitter, Sakura glue pen

I'm entering my wintery creation on the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Cold & Frosty
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes

Now, hop on over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog to check out the other girls' "Winter Wonderland" creations. Then join us for a chance to win 4 digis from our sponsor, Sassy Studio Design.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

You're So Tweet!

Hi! Lisa here in the frozen American Midwest. Brrr! I am ready to turn my thoughts to spring and warmer temps. Here's a sweet and sunny card featuring one of DigiStamp Boutique's November releases, the Tweet hearts Collection.

Supplies: Tweet Hearts collection (DSB), Mary Mary "Beautiful" So Cute Paper (MME), 
pink dp (Creative Memories) and Copic markers.

Doesn't that sweet little birdie warm your heart? (Too bad he can't do much for the air temp!) He would also make a really cute Valentines Day card. Valentines Day isn't far away - just next month! It's never too soon to start your holiday cards.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Just Because
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Girly
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes

If you're suffering through this Arctic blast like I am, stay warm, stay inside and make some cards! :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

A New Challenge for the New Year!

Happy 2014! After a little holiday break, Team Yumi is back in action. Our first challenge of the year on the Yumi and Fumi Handmade blog is an easy one - Anything Goes! Can't get any easier than that so why don't you join us?

Here's my card featuring one of my favorite Y&FH stamps - Yumi.

Supplies: Yumi (Y&FH), Lucky in Love "Cupid's Arrow" dp (MME),
Copic markers and heart stickers (Hobby Lobby).

I'm also entering her into the following challenges:
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Girly

Many of us are stuck inside due to these dangerously frigid temps, so take advantage of a little extra crafting time to play along with us this week in our Anything Goes challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pink and Teal

Wow, I just love this week's challenge at SP and Company. It's a color challenge (my favorite kind) *and* one of the colors is PINK - my favorite color of all! This week we're asking you to make a card using a Pink and Teal, two beautiful colors and work beautifully together. For my card, I used this adorable Tina Wenke image, Skating Penguin.

Supplies: Tina Wenke Skating Penguin  Stamp Set (SP and Company), 
Winter Wonderland "In the Neighborhood" dp (MME), pink heart from mat stack (The Paper Studio), 
Blue Lagoon buttons (SP and Company), Fiskars border punch,
Copic markers and pop-dots.

Visit the SP and Company blog to see the other girls' Pink and Teal inspirations then participate in the challenge for your chance to win a prize from the SP and Company store!