Monday, November 25, 2013

PTI November 2013 Blog Hop - Paper Houses

Happy Monday!

This is my second post today--please scroll down to see my Paper Players Challenge post.

This month's PTI Blog Hop is all about creating paper houses!  

I used the PTI-provided template for my house.

You can't get together for tea without tea!

The roof is permanently attached on one side and the other side has velcro dots so it can easily be opened.  Ten tea bags fit nicely.  I did make a bottom for the house as the template did not have one.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Bazzill, White, and White Sparkly CS, Acetate and Vellum, Versafine Crimson Red Ink, Lace, IO Door and Window Dies, MS Branch Punch, and PTI Heart-2-Heart #1 Mini Stamp Set and Die.

PP #173 - Welcome Home

Happy Monday!

This week's Paper Players' Challenge is to make a shaped card.  I had this card bookmarked for awhile and when I saw the new challenge yesterday I thought of an easel card.

Lots of fussy-cutting!  I created the sentiment in Word.

This card will be sitting on our friends' kitchen counter Saturday when they return from their Thanksgiving cruise.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  White CS, The Paper Patch Beach PP, Circle Framelits, Rhinestones, Rope, and IBS Ahoy, Matey, SU Sentimental Journey, and WPlus 9 Guiding Light Stamp Sets.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pastel Gifts

Happy Saturday!

I made little gifts for my friend Renate and her two daughters.  I love using the PTI Favor-It Box 1 Die.  One pass through the BigKick and the little purse is cut and scored.  All you need to assemble it are two small strips of adhesive and then you are set to have fun embellishing.  I monogrammed the front and put a sentiment on the back:

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Bazzill CS, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron Ink, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Marianne Creatables Rosette Dies, PTI Favor-It Box 1 Die, SB Labels 18 Die, Pearls, and IBS Fancy Alphabet and Small Fancy Labels 18 Stamp Sets.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SU Holiday Sale & Weekly Specials

Happy Wednesday!

Today is a happy day as it is the start of SU's Holiday Sale!  You can download the flyer here.

Check out the today-only doorbusters!  Oh my!  Don't miss out on the three 30% off doorbuster specials (Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers).

Order alert!  My additional special for today only--free shipping on all orders E-mailed to me by 7:00 PM ET.

The 20%-50% off Holiday Sale runs through December 2.

New weekly deals have also been posted:

Things to remember:

Doorbusters are available today only, November 20

Holiday Sale runs through December 2

Weekly deals run through November 23

Doorbusters, Holiday Sales, Weekly Deals, and all other SU items/bundles can be ordered together--no minimum purchase required

Have any questions, I'm just an E-mail away.  To place an order, click on the order icon on the right sidebar or E-mail me (lisawhs808 at aol dot com).

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 18, 2013

LNS 236 - Use Those Punches!

Happy Monday!

It's a new week and time for a new challenge at the Late Night Stamper's Challenge Blog.  This week we are challenging you to use punches.

I pulled out my Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and coordinating punches to make a cheery card:

I first stamped the butterfly images (with the help of a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig!) on the front white layer.  I then punched those butterflies out and placed that layer over what became the inside white layer.  The butterflies were stamped again through the punched-out sections.  After adhering the front layer to the card front, I used the butterfly punches again to punch through the card front.  The inside layer was matched up to the punch outs and then adhered.

I snipped the ends of the sentiment banner with the 1" Square Punch and curled the ends with my bone folder.  The banner and butterflies are adhered with dimensionals.

For more inspiration, please visit the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with punches.  While there, check-out the challenge participation rules and don't forget to come back to post your own card, L/O, or 3D project using punches. We would love to see what you create.  You have two weeks to link your creation.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White CS, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Ink, Bitty and Elegant Butterfly Punches, and Papillon Potpourri and Seasonal Sayings Stamp Sets.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Happy Saturday!

I am a bit late making this Halloween post.

Every year in October I have a girls' night--we go to dinner and then back to my mother's house for dessert.  Of course, I always make table/place setting gifts for everyone.  Here are this year's gifts:

How the table looked set:

The dessert table:

My mother and I do all the baking.  This year we had Apple Turnovers, Brownies, Pizzelles, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Pumpkin Cookies (thanks to Jackie for the yummy recipe).

Notice the Halloween Countdown and last year's Spooky Tea Cottage on the table?

I also made mannequins and pails for my nieces for Halloween:

And, I always make Halloween gifts for the two girls behind my mother:

I think I like the mannequins better without scrunching up the tulle.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum, and Pumpkin Pie CS, Retired DSP, Googlie Eyes, Rhinestones, IBS Black Flowers, Memory Box Mannequin Die, SB Oval and Tag Dies, Photo Corner, Round, and Scalloped Round Punch, and Wicked Cool Stamp Set (and name unknown MFT Stamp Set).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SU Weekly Deals Nov. 11 - 18 and Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Happy Tuesday!

Here are this week's SU specials (available through Nov. 18):

Also, SU has released a Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last):

If you haven't ordered the Festive Flurry bundle yet, then this kit is for you!  Already have the Festive Flurry bundle, this kit is still fun to create with or give as a gift.  The kit comes with everything you need (except adhesive) to make 10 gorgeous snowflakes.  Use them to create a banner, as gift tags, or for pretty holiday cards.

Have any questions, don't hesitate to E-mail me (lisawhs808 at aol dot com).  You may place an order 24/7 by clicking on the SU link on the right sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Weekly Deals - Nov. 5

Happy Tuesday!

Today starts a new week of SU specials:

These specials are available through Mon., Nov.11, so grab them while you can.  Click here to shop 24/7 or E-mail me @ lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 4, 2013

LNS Challenge 235 - Blooming with Kindness

Happy Monday!

It's time for a new LNS Challenge.  This week we have a gorgeous Fall color combination: 

Here is my card:

The beautiful image was inked in Crushed Curry, then 'thumped' with Cherry Cobbler and (I must confess, I do not have a Tangerine Tango marker, so I made a substituttion) Dusty Durango.  Early Espresso was used on the stem.

Please visit the LNS Challenge Blog for more inspiration by the rest of the DT.  Our challenges last for two weeks so you have plenty of time to link your card, L/O, or 3D project using the gorgeous color combo.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla CS, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Inks, Cherry Cobbler, Dusty Durango, and Early Espresso Markers, Crochet Trim, Large Pearl, and Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set.