Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

I can't believe it's the end of October already!  This fall is just flying by.  It's going to be Christmas before I know it!

I don't have a lot of (e.g. more than 1) Halloween stamps, since I don't really send out Halloween cards.  However, when I saw this cute little bat, I couldn't pass it up.  It's an adorable stamp from Eat Cake Graphics.  I stamped it twice, colored it with copics, and cut it out.  

I had a lot of fun masking and playing with distress inks.  I masked the scene so the top and bottom of the card were left white.  I started by sponging the harvest moon with a variety of yellows and oranges and then daubed the clouds with memento london fog and a little dusty concord distress ink.  Next I stamped the bats on the card and placed their cut-out-versions on top.  This way I could preserve all the little details on the stamp that I wasn't able to cut out: 

As I mentioned before, since I don't own Halloween stamps, I had to create my own sentiment.  I did this using "smitty's ABCs" from Lawn Fawn, which was really easy to do since the letters line up so nicely.  Lastly, I added a border below the scene with another Lawn Fawn stamp "Belinda's borders."  The border and sentiment were both stamped with dusty concord distress ink.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a Happy Halloween! 


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Entry #2

Hi Everyone! 

I thought I'd enter another card into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: KRAFT ON

Here's my card: 

This card features a kitty and moon stamp from Rosie's Roadshow and a square stamp from Stamps by Judith.  I paper-pieced the kitty and moon to add some color to the card.  The sentiment is embossed in black and the card is finished with some brown baker's twine and outlined with a black pen.  

Thanks for visiting today! 



Monday, October 29, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

Hello Everyone! 

I'll keep this post short as the lights are flickering as Sandy approaches... 

Today's card is for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Kraft on.  The objective is to create a clean and simple project using Kraft.  

Here's my take on it: 

I used Kraft cardstock, washi tape, and vellum to create the card.  I embossed the sentiment in cherry cobbler (Stampin' Up!) powder and added some pretty rhinestones to balance the card.  The sentiment embossed really nicely on the vellum: 

And there you have it-- my take on the challenge! 

Thanks for stopping by!  


Friday, October 26, 2012

Another Happy Birthday!

Today's posting is for a very special person to me-- my only favorite baby sister, Kelly, turns 18!  Woo-hoo!  She loves pattern and bright colors and I think her birthday card is perfect for her. 

I had such a fun time creating this card!  When I saw this washi tape, I couldn't help but think of Kelly.  It had such a fun assortment of colors and provided the inspiration for the colors used in the card.  I started by embossing the background (Hero Arts Snow Dots) with JudiKins egyptian gold embossing powder (a glittery gold powder).  Since it was stamped on white paper and, in hindsight, thought it would have looked better with vanilla paper, I used antique linen distress ink to tone down the white cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiment background with "Belinda's Borders" from Lawn Fawn and then embossed the sentiment (Lawn Fawn Sophie's sentiments) with black embossing powder.  The heart is also from Sophie's sentiments and it was embossed in black and colored with copics.  I couldn't resist adding a little glass effects gel-- see: 

Lastly, the front was mounted on pumpkin pie cardstock from Stampin' Up!.  

And there's another birthday card!  Thanks for visiting today!  Happy 18th Birthday, Kelly! 


Thursday, October 25, 2012


Just stopping in for a quick hello today!  This card is made with Papertrey Ink's "In Bloom" stamp set.  I colored the large flower and leaf stamp with copics, cut them out, and mounted them with foam tape for added dimension.  The background stamp is an Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp. 

Lastly, the sentiment is from the same stamp set and embossed with black. 

Thanks for visiting today! 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Today's card is a fun and simple Christmas card.  I used the tree in the "Believe" stamp set  and a sentiment from "Think Big Favorites #20" stamp set by Papertrey ink.  

I first stamped a background stamp (Hero Arts Snow Dots) in versamark ink on Kraft cardstock to create a subtle tone-on-tone look.  I then stamped the tree with memento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.  Next, I stamped a little star from the same stamp set and  colored it with copics too.  I then embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder on vellum.  In order to cover up the pesky glue dots holding the vellum down, I added some pretty red rhinestones, making it both practical and pretty!  And then to continue to the *sparkle* theme, I added stickles to the berries and a gold glitter pen to the star.  Lastly, I added some red baker's twine in line with the shape of the tree.  

As you can imagine, a simple card needed a simple photo shoot.  Our Director of Quality Control had other ideas, however.  Today we'll call him Godzuki.  

After he inspected my card, he needed to inspect the lights to ensure top-quality photos. 

Unfortunately, it seems today's card wasn't up-to-snuff, so Godzuki took it upon himself to take the place of my card... and model/take a nap.  

And yes-- in case you were wondering-- my nursing textbooks are clearly being put to excellent use. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Just a note...

Hi Everyone!  

Today's been a busy day, so I thought I'd leave you with just a little note... 

Today's card is a small one (4x4), but I thought it was perfect for a short note.  I thought I would try and stretch my stamps a bit and use one of the Stampin' Up! Christmas sets "Watercolor Winter."  It's a really pretty set that includes a poinsettia base image and an overlay (outline) image.  I stamped the poinsettia first with the lighter pool party ink and then with the darker baja breeze ink.  I then added some color to the center of the flower with copics and stickles. 

I used the pretty patterned paper for my color scheme, which incorporated the pool color in the flower and the navy ink from the sentiment.  I also wanted to pull the orange color, but I didn't have any paper that color.... but I did coincidently have a very similar ink color...

I just rubbed memento "peanut brittle" ink on a strip of vanilla card stock and voila!  The perfect color paper to finish the card!  The card was finished by rounding the opposite edges. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  


Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Birthday!

It's the Fall, which means there are lots of birthdays to celebrate around here!  Today's card is for a birthday yesterday, so I've been waiting to post it so there wouldn't be any spoilers! the hubby looks at my blog anyways.... 

*Drum roll*.... here it is! 

I went for a tone-on-tone look by stamping with peacock feathers distress ink on pool colored paper from Paper Source.  The background stamp is an Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp that is aptly named "spatter."  I then used some teal washi tapes to add some stripes across the card.  Next, I used a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn set "Sophie's Sentiments" stamped in vintage photo distress ink.  I thought it would be fun to add some birthday balloons (Stamps by Judith), which were colored with copics and covered with Glass Effects Gel-- see how the balloons are shiny: 

I also thought it would be fun to add some baker's twine-- a card can't be complete without it, right? 

And there you have it!  Happy Birthday! 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thinking of You!

Yay for the weekend!  It's been a busy Saturday here, but I managed to squeeze in some time for card making :)  I know... thank heavens... 

For today's card, I used the Stampin' Up! set "Scentsational Season."  This set is SO much fun AND even more awesome because it has matching framelits.  I skipped out on the framelits this time, but used the gingerbread man included in the stamp set.  This cute little guy was stamped with early espresso and sahara sand ink and I added three little pearl buttons to the dark brown gingerbread man for a little extra decoration.  The sentiment is stamped in cherry cobbler and is from the "More Merry Messages" stamp set. 

For a little added interest, I used an edgelit for the bottom of the card and added some brown baker's twine behind the sentiment. 

And that's it!  I hope you're having a good weekend! 

-Lizzy =^..^= 

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Since today is a bit of a dreary day here, I thought it would be fun to make a bright, sun-shiney card!  

I started by stamping out a variety of images from Stamps by Judith.  I just love her stamps and the variety of scenes you can create!  They're so much fun!  After stamping, I added color to the card with markers and used a cute Rosie's Roadshow bumblebee stamp to add some movement to the scene.  After everything was stamped and colored, the card seemed a little plain, so I added clouds with some little daubers and distress ink... perfect! 

Hope this brightens your day! 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!  

For today's post, I thought we would continue with the wintery/holiday theme.  I had a lot of fun making this card with some new stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I used the "Snowflake medley" which includes 7 different sizes of snowflakes.  They're really fun to stamp with, and I love that they have an "etched" look when stamped (a little hard to tell in the picture, but trust me!).  For the sentiment I used the "Think Big Favorites #20" stamp set, which includes 3 holiday sentiments.  The inks are from either Stampin' Up! or Distress Inks and the paper *I think* is from Stampin' Up!.  

I finished the card off with stickles for the center of the snowflakes and some scor tape and prisma glitter for a little extra holiday cheer!  Hope you like it! 

Thanks for visiting today! 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This is my first blog posting, so we'll see how it goes...

I thought I would start by entering the latest Lawnscaping Challenge: Try a new technique.  

The new technique I tried was resist embossing!  It's such a fun technique and always seems like magic once ink is applied to the embossed image.  For this card, I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set "Let It Snow".  It's one of their new sets and includes a lot of great pieces.  I stamped the snowy background with versamark ink and then applied Ranger's holographic embossing powder for some *sparkle*!  I then used memento ink to create a night sky.  I used a masking technique for the moon and for the snowy hills.  Here's the finished card: 

I also added a little "snow" to the trees with the help of Sakura white gel pen: 

I just love how the gel pen adds a little texture to the card.  The card was finished with a sentiment from the same stamp set. 

I hope you like the card!  Thanks for looking! 

--Lizzy =^..^=

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