{8.18.2012} Unity Stamps SALE alert!

Just had to share… Simon Says Stamp has a 25% off all Unity stamps starting today and ending Wednesday, August 22nd at 11:59 PM EST.  Including the Little Bit Washi set I used for this card.

To get these savings, when you go to check out, enter the promotion code unitysale at the bottom of the page that says “Billing & Shipping” at the top. There will be a box for you to enter your promotion code which will automatically deduct this amount from your total upon check out. When entering your code please do not add any spaces and be sure it is entered in all lower case.


{2.15.2012} hearts with a twist

Unity Challenge Time

We have a brand new Unity Challenge starting today!

This month’s challenge is to use NO red or pink with HEARTS!

I’m using the current Stamp of the Week.

This is a fabulous challenge post Valentine’s Day.  I don’t know about you, but I need a little break from pink and red.  But hearts, I can never get enough of.

I initially made this card without anyone in mind.  Just wanted to use that yummy stamp.  And when I showed it to my hubby, a light bulb went off.  I knew just the right person who needed it.  One of my goals this year is not to be a card hoarder.  To give them away more.  It really does feel good when you hand someone a card you made just because.  That is what card making is all about.  Making someone else feel loved.

The BIG prize is for
100 random stamps AND
a free kit of your choice valued at $45 or under!!!

Check out all the deets and to play along HERE!

{2.9.2012} NEW release

NEW releases

ETA:  I thought I was hopping this week!  Ha.  NOPE.  I got so excited about the new releases I forgot which week I hop.  Giggle.  All the fun starts at Unity blog.  But I still have fun stuff to share.

FUN releases today both from {ippity} and Phyllis Harris.

How cute are these???  I want them all.

And we have some seriously cute {ippity} itty bitties releasing today.

How super funny!  I seriously giggled when I saw this pregnancy test stamp.

And this rainbow heart image is too sweet.  Perfect for coloring or paper piecing.


{1.10.2012} sketchy tuesday with angie

Hi Friends.

I have an extra special post to share today.  My dear friend Angie Blom is one amazingly talented lady.  She scrapbooks, creates cards, jewelry, embellishes clothing, paints AND draws!!!  She inspires me constantly and I can’t wait to share with you her latest endeavor.

Sketch Art Tuesdays

Every Tuesday Angie will share a piece of her art on her blog.  And because she designs stamps too, she is sharing some of her latest stamp design.  I am so excited she asked me to join in and create with her stamp for today.

I started out with this card.  Digital stamps are so versatile.  I resized the tulips smaller and then used some digital papers and elements to fill in and to decorate the background.  Those tulips are so cute in patterned papers.

This card wasn’t planned.  When I printed the tulips for the first card, I added a second image as a back-up incase something when wrong with the first.  I just happened to lay it on top of this card and thought, wow, that is kinda cool.  I sized the tulips to fill most of the card background in black and white.

Then I popped up the colored tulips and created a little label for the wishes saying.  Something about the contrast of the bright patterned paper and the BW background just really made it pop.  Love this kind of discovery.

This was my initial design for the large tulip… to keep it pure for a little Copics coloring.  Angie’s beautiful tulips needed nothing else.  This couldn’t be any more clean and simple.  I masked off the stamp design and then used some Shimmerz spray ink over the top.

Please visit my dear friend Angie Blom’s blog to see what she is up to with her creations today.  She also has this digi stamp available for free.  We would really LOVE to see what you create with this sweet tulip image.

12.8.2010 – NEW Unity Stamps

Have you SEEN all the gorgeous new stamps by Unity yet???

Unity and Iron Orchid Designs teamed up to create
13 beautiful, vintage stamp sets.

AND a fabulous SALE to boot!!!

All NEW IOD Releases $19.99
Orders over $50 get 3 pieces of the Beloved Line Patterned Paper and some Webster’s Pages Cocoa BLOOMER.
Orders over $75 get 10 Pieces of Bella Patterned Paper
Selected SAMANTHA Walker kits $16.99 (There is one FABULOUS blog hop going on today too, check it out HERE)
Plus FREE SHIPPING till January!!!


Here are a few of my IOD faves…


Aux Elegantes


My Dear...


Carte Postale



10.06.2010 – Limelight Project Parade

It is Project Parade day for the Limelight Papercrafts chicks! All the DT members have decorated some pumpkins for our theme this month.

I thought this mini pumpkin would make a great welcome gift for a new neighbor.  The card says “Welcome to the neighBOOrhood” (used my printer for the saying).  Hehe, I thought it was punny.  I used THIS stamp kit to create the clear embossed line at the bottom.  The monsters are from the Cuter than Most UNITY stamp kit since I don’t have many Halloween related stamps.  How is that???  Crazy.  The little monsters are cut from THIS paper pad.

For the tag, I used THESE letters, THIS crochet ribbon and THIS string.  I free handed the tag shape.

Hop on over to Lynn’s blog next for her sweet project!

Here is the full list of Limelight Chick’s in today’s hop in case you get lost along the way.
Karen (guest designer)
Lisa (you are here)

Don’t forget to check out the {WHAT’S NEW} at the Limelight Papercrafts store.

8.30.2010 – H{ippity} Hop

It is H{ippity} Hop time!!!

Every Monday Ippity stampers get together to showcase these fabulous stamps.
If you just popped into my blog, make sure you the check out the full list of hoppers on the Ippity blog.

This week Kelly challenged us to create a project with the Back to School theme using Ippity stamps. To play along with the Hippity Hop challenge (IHHC39) make sure you upload your photo to the SCS gallery by Sunday night!
You could win a prize if you play along!!!

I am using these IPPITY stamp sets this week.

Ok, so back to school is really a non-event in our house.  The dogs don’t really have anywhere to go.  {haha}  So, I made a card based on theme but for a valentine instead.  Remember those little notes that got passed around with the check yes or no boxes?  Well, that is what I thought of when I sat down to create this card.

I have another Create a Card Video for today.  Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for hopping by!