Saturday, January 26, 2013


Hi Everyone! 

Oh.em.gee.  I love Mama Elephant!  They have such fun stamp sets full of great images and awesome sentiments!  I'm playing along again with the Moxie Fab World 75 Card Challenge #23: Make an Itty Bitty Card.  This is my second entry-- you can see my first card here

For this itty, bitty card, I used a few Mama Elephant sets: 

The card measures 2 1/2 x 3 inches.  I used good times, smitten, and basic borders by Mama Elephant to make this card.  I started by using peacock feathers, evergreen bough, and salty ocean distress inks to create a pattern for the background using the feather stamp.  I then stamped the dot pattern in soft granite ink on a strip of cardstock, embossed the sentiment in black, and fussy cut two feathers to finish the card. 

Thanks so much for visiting today.  


Cardstock: whisper white (SU)
Clear stamp: good times, basic borders, smitten (Mama Elephant) 
Ink: peacock feathers, evergreen bough, salty ocean, picked raspberry distress inks; soft granite (Hero Arts) 
Other: black embossing powder (SU) 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sending Love Card

Hi Again! 

It's feast or famine over at this blog ;)  I'm back with my second post today, which is also for the Moxie Fab World 75 Creative Card Challenge: #49 Make Your Own Background Paper.  

Here's my card: 

For the background, I used Lawn Fawn's Interlocking Backdrops stamp set and colored hexagons at random with copics.  I then placed a piece of vellum over top to soften the look.  The patterned paper is from American Crafts (Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Paper Pad, and Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad), which I cut into strips with banner ends.  I purposely curled up the ends to give the card a little more movement.  I then adhered a tiny handmade envelop and the sentiment to finish the card.  

Thanks for stopping by! 


Cardstock: melon mambo, very vanilla, whisper white (SU) 
Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine sketchbook paper pad, Hip Hip Hooray paper pad (American Crafts) 
Specialty Paper: vellum (SU) 
Clear Stamp: Interlocking backdrops (Lawn Fawn) 
Ink: soft granite (Hero Arts) 
Dies: Heart to Heart #3 (PTI), Typewriter lower alphabet set (Memory Box) 
Color medium: assorted copics 
Other: diamond stickles (Ranger)

Happy Place Card

TGIF!  Happy Friday, Everyone! 

Today's card is for the Moxie Fab World 75 Creative Card Challenges: Challenge #23: Make an Itty Bitty Card

The challenges is to make a card no bigger than 3x3, so here's my take: 

It's hard to fit everything on such a tiny card!  Mine measures 3x3.  I used the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Starburst background stamp for the base of the card.  The rainbow die is from MFT and the clouds are PTI.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and is embossed in black.  I added some pretty prisma glitter to the clouds with my xyron sticker maker.  It's the first time I used it, and it was super easy-- totally would recommend getting one. 

That's all for me today.  Hope you can find some time in your happy crafting space this weekend! 


Cardstock: whisper white (SU); hibiscus burst, summer sunrise, simply chartreuse, blueberry sky, plum pudding (PTI) 
Rubber Stamp: Starburst background (Hero Arts/Studio Calico) 
Clear Stamp: sentiment (Paper Smooches Get Outta Town)
Dies: rainbow (MFT), clouds (PTI) 
Ink: dandelion (memento), versamark (tsukineko) 
Other: prisma glitter, black embossing powder 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bee Mine


I just wanted to stop by for a quick hello and to share a new card.  I tried to stretch myself a bit, and attempt more of a collage style card.  Here it is: 

All the patterned paper is from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection by American Crafts.  I couldn't resist the name when I bought it ;)  It's one of my favorite paper packs and includes so many pretty patterns.  The happy little bee and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn.  I love punny sentiments :) 

Here's one last look: 

Thanks for visiting today!


Cardstock: Whisper white (SU)
Patterned paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan (American Crafts) 
Clear stamps: bee, heart, sentiment (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Framelits Hearts Collection (SU), Finishing Touches Edgelits (SU)
Tools: notebook edge punch (EK) 
Embellishments: white buttons (PTI), gray lawn trimmings (Lawn Fawn), pearls (SU) 
Color medium: copics

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hey Everyone! 

It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and think about making a card, so I was happy I had a few spare minutes to do that today :)  It's my last semester in graduate school, so it'll be a busy last push, but it'll all be worth it.... to make make more money to spend on stamps ;)  Hah! 

Anyways, today I wanted to join in the newest Lawnscaping Challenge: Winter Wonderland. 

I thought it would be fun to make a wintery scene for this card: 

I started by inking the background with a few distress inks to create a light to dark color gradient.  Next, I spritzed the background with perfect pearls spray to give the card a sparkly, snowy feel.  I then cut some snowy hills out of white paper and used my paper crimper to give the card some texture.  The critters are from Lawn Fawn (winter bunny, making frosty friends), which I colored with copics and cut out.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn (let it snow).  After adhering all the pieces, I added a few finishing touches (stickles to the scarves,  liquid appliqué to the base of the tree and sentiment to look like snow, and a button with some gray lawn trimmings). 

Here are a few close ups: 

And one more to get a feel of how sparkly it is: 

The card ends up measuring 9x3, so winter bunny could have a nice, long sled ride :) 

I'm also going to link this up to this weeks CAS-ual Friday's Challenge: long and short.  The objective is to create a card that has one long side and one short side.  

Thanks for visiting today!  


Sunday, January 13, 2013

YCU Challenge #17

Hi Everyone,

Just dropping in for a quick hello and to share my card for the Young Crafters Unite Challenge #17: Something Sweet. 

I don't really have any stamps of sweet foods like ice cream or cookies, so I improvised a bit. Here's my card: 

I started by stamping the Hero Arts Snow Dots background in pumpkin pie ink (SU) and punched a hole out of the panel.  I then used a scallop die to make a frame around the circle with some patterned paper from American Crafts.  The sweet little girl and sentiment are both from Eat Cake Graphics, which has a bunch of great stamps and clever sentiments.  I thought the little girl and the sentiment would count for "something sweet."  I colored the girl with copics, cut her out, and mounted her with foam tape in the center of the circle.  I then cut out of the sentiment and also mounted it with foam.  Because I couldn't stop there, I added some stickles to her bow and socks and some glass effects gel to her shoes to look like patent leather. 

Lastly, I rounded the left top and bottom corners to help balance the card.

Thanks for visiting today.  Hope you're having a relaxing weekend! 


Friday, January 4, 2013


Hey Everyone! 

With the holidays over, I thought it would be fun to put away the red, green, and glitter ( that will last long!) and create a clean and simple card.  Today I wanted to play along with this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge: create a clean and simple thank you card.  

Who doesn't need more thank you cards?  Here's my card: 

The stamp set (In Bloom) is from Papertrey Ink.  I think it's so pretty and I was excited to finally be able to use the matching dies thanks to the new big shot (Thanks, Mom!)-- see we're going for a "thanks" theme with this post!  I stamped the flowers with wisteria wonder ink (SU) and colored it with a purple copic marker.  The leaves are stamped in Field Greens mid-tone ink (Hero Arts) and also colored with copics.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (Simply Said) and is stamped in early espresso ink (SU).  After die-cutting and coloring the flowers and leaves, I glued some directly on the cardstock and used different sized foam dimensionals to create different layers for added dimension.  Lastly, I rounded the top corner to help balance the card. 

Since I used my new die-cutting machine, I'm also going to enter it into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: New Something. 

Thanks for visiting the blog today!  Hope everyone has been more productive than these two--as you can see, Bear and Audie are hard at work!  Quality control and creativity my foot.  If they keep this up they're being demoted--to chief executive lazy bones (my husband is presently fulfilling the role).

-Lizzy :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 

I hope everyone is enjoying New Years Day!  I'm enjoying my time off of work and school today, and thought I would play with my stamps a little. 

Todays card is for the Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes. 

I thought I would have some fun with some new dies and my new big shot that I got for Christmas :) 

For this card I started with the Hero Arts Clouds background stamp, which is inked up with Baja Breeze (SU).  I then die cut some patterned paper with a wave die (MFT).  The clouds (PTI) are made from white felt for a little extra texture.  I then used copic markers to color several images from the Surf and Turf stamp set from Paper Smooches, which has a bunch of cute images!  Lastly, I used a banner edge die (PTI) to stamp the sentiment and distressed the edge with antique linen distress ink to help it stand out a bit.  

The theme "anything goes" seems to be a popular one currently, so I'll be entering it into the Simon Says Stamp challenge too. 

Thanks for visiting today!  Hope you have a relaxing day! 

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