Sunday, January 22, 2017

I Thank the Stars...

I made a card to share with you today using the My Favorite Things Stars Above stamps and die:)!  What fun, the only challenge was in deciding what color markers to use to color these fun designed stars...
I used the 3 middle sized star stamps and dies for the stars, and the 3 largest star dies for the die cuts on the card panel.  I colored the stars with markers...what is so much fun...the color combos are ENDLESS!!  I thought...hmmm...stars... so I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush  marker and gave the stars a little "shine".  Here's a close up...
Aaahhh...fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thinking of You Circle Leaves

I used the Simon Says Stamp Circle Leaves die to make a card...
This die is SOOOOO pretty!!  I die cut the die on white cardstock and used eclipse tape in pieces all around the circle, and then sponged the green ink onto the leaves, so they where the only thing colored on the white panel.  I used my cutting board and trimmed the circle, so the circle was open and the panel was much thinner.  I added a sentiment from the Simon Hydrangea Blooms stamp set, some enamel dots and popped up on black card.  Here's a close up...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, January 13, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Hey Love Blog Hop!


Simon Says Stamp recently came out with a new release, HEY LOVE, that is FILLED with lots of amazing and beautiful new stamps and dies, celebrating love... I am so in LOVE with this release!!!  Today, Simon is celebrating this release with a fun blog hop...just in time for the season of love, Valentine's Day, but HEY...LOVE is for EVERY DAY, right???!!!  Hope you will join me and the other wonderful artists in this hop,  finding some "lovely" inspiration as you hop along with us:):)!  
I made a couple cards that celebrate love in everyday ways! 
My first card uses  a couple of the new dies and some distress inks ...
I used the die, Hearts Alive, and the new sentiment die, Love.  I die cut the Hearts Alive right side up and upside down on a full card panel.  I added one more die cut layer to each of the die cuts,BENEATH the panel...love a little depth,  and adhered a distress ink watercolored panel behind the hearts.   Added the layered sentiment (3X) and a few enamel dots.  You could use this card for all kinds of occasions with different sentiments on the inside...Love...on your birthday, on your wedding, just because, Love...and Hugs, you always, on Valentine's Day!!  Here's a close up...

The second card I made used the very versatile new die, Clipping Heart, and a number of the sentiments from the new All My Love stamp set ...
I die cut the hearts three times and layered.  I used a variety of paint chips to fill the hearts.  I stamped the sentiments on a die cut stitched rectangular panel and adhered the hearts to the panel.  Here's a close up...
OK...SO...MUCH...FUN!!!  Love is truly for every day...for every occasion!!
NOW...the fun for you all!!  Simon is generously giving a $25 gift card at each stop on the hop!!  Simply leave a comment for a chance to win.  Winners will be chosen from the comments on each blog and announced on the Simon Blog on Monday!!!  The line up for today's hop is full of amazing artists and inspiration, happy hopping!!...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Love and Hugs

The little Simon Says Stamp Bear Hugs die is so stinkin cute!!  I just couldn't resist a bear banner, stringing these cute little bears on some twine and combining them with a couple sentiments from two new sets of stamps, also from Simon, Love and Quotes, and Love...
I layered the bears with two layers of die cut bears and die cut a third along a folded piece of cardstock for hanging over the twine(I DID die cut this one in a lighter shade brown, because I thought I could use the color of the lighter brown for the ears...didn't happen...you could die cut this bear with the same cardstock as the die cut bears...
 I die cut 5 hearts in the different colors and adhered all the layers together over the twine.  I combined sentiments from two different stamp sets to get the "love" and the "hugs" onto the card to go with the little bears.  Here's a close up...
Oh my heart...these bears are too adorable!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Lots of Love...

 I used the wonderful new Simon Says Stamp Love 2 die along with it's  coordinating All My Love stamp set, and some pink and gold striped washi tape, to make a  birthday card simply with sentiments!  This "Love" die is SOOO pretty and with the sentiments above and below...ahhh..."Love"ly...
I layered the "Love" and stamped the sentiments on the top and bottom of the die cut sentiment with versa mark and gold embossed.  I originally had the "Love " sentiment covered with the striped tape, but changed it to the pure pink...just thought it looked better solid colored:):)!!  Here's a pic of the wide washi tape...got it at Michael's...
Popped up the white panel over the top and bottom tapes.  Loved the way this "Love" looked with the gold embossed sentiments.  Here's a close up...
OK...SO MUCH FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa