Monday, May 24, 2010

Sneak Peek: CSL Challenge

Each month my stamping upline (the Crazy Stamping Ladies -- CSLs for short) are given a card challenge to bring to our meeting. This is a sneak-peak of a part of my card that I am going to submit. This paper is the wedding paper ("Bride") in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up Catalog (and similar paper can be ordered through our Summer Mini) -- it allows you to sponge or brayer on whichever color ink that you want to use, and the beautiful details pop through. I love it!

I will post the final card after the CSL meeting -- maybe I will win this month! :-)

Thanks for stopping in today! Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tall Drink of Lemonade!

Another fun creation from Annette...

This was our second card that we made at our monthly stamp club. Again -- too cute! I've already given this one to a dear friend to wish her a happy birthday! She LOVED it. She kept looking at the details trying to figure out how we made this!

The glass of lemonade is made with Vellum Cardstock (not paper).
We sponged the inside in yellow, and added Dazzling Diamonds to the top using a strip of red-sticky-strip tape!
Once it was colored and glittered we adhered it to a piece of Whisper White,
making sure we curved the paper to mimic the shape of a glass.
(The vertical sides were folded over enough to give us a
"lip" to adhere to the Whisper White Cardstock)

And don't you just love the little umbrella she found? It is attached to a bend-y straw!

Doesn't it just "scream" summer???
(Are we going to even have a summer this year??
We had rain again this week! Amazing weather!)

Once again ... this card was just too cute to not share!
But I have photos so I can create another copy!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

You Rock!

Like many stampers, I have difficulties creating masculine cards. I just love the glitter, the ribbons, the pizazz! However, I just love the "Extreme..." stamp sets from Stampin' Up. This is the Extreme Guitar... I like how it turned out. Of course I had to still use a bit of ribbon!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Chalk Festival

Marissa had a great day today -- she was selected to participate in the Chalk Festival.
She has quite an artistic side to her! Take a look at what she did....

Here is her dragon (I can't wait to have this framed!)

Here she is with her proud daddy!

And here is her sidewalk creation that she worked on all day today! This is quite a treat -- she was able to not go to class and work on her art all day at school. And she did such a lovely job!

Being the proud momma that I am, I made her pose -- even though there were lots of people around (including her friends and probably some cute boys), she humored me and let me take her picture!

I love to craft, but I sure cannot draw like she can!
I am so glad that she enjoys her art!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Celebrate: Coconut Drinks!

How much fun is this? This lovely card was designed by my friend Annette. We all had a chance to make the card at our monthly stamp club. We seem to have a "happy hour" theme going, actually. It is a lot of fun! And I really enjoy the colors in this card! Hope you enjoy it as well!
(Thanks Annette for such a fun card, and such a good time last Saturday!) ~Lisa

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog

I love it! I love it! I love it! Just when I think I couldn't possibly need any more stamps, Stampin' Up comes up with a new mini! Not only are there wonderful stamps sets, there are even MORE WONDERFUL accessories! I placed my order today and I can't wait to start showing you my creations. My favorite, favorite, favorite tool that is on its way has to be the new "cogs" punch!

Click on the catalog image to begin searching for your favorites! And when you find something, you can order HERE