Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today's the Day...Time to Sale-a-brate!

Happy Tuesday!

Yes, today's the day...the start of Sale-a-bration!  

Earn FREE, exclusive products during Sale-A-Bration, our annual sales event with perks for shopping, hosting a party, and/or joining Stampin’ Up! 


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Monday, January 27, 2014

LNS 241 - Secret Garden

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the new LNS Challenge.  For this challenge we would like you to use framelits and/or dies on your card, L/O, or 3D project.

I used two sets of framelits with coordinating stamps for my challenge card:

I first stamped the fine 'splatters' from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on the Naturals White CS, then embossed it with the Honeycomb EF.  The flowers were stamped on So Saffron CS and highlighted with a blender pen.

How about more inspiration?  Hop on over to the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  Want to play along?  Our challenges last two weeks so you have until Sunday evening, February 9 to link your card, L/O, or 3D project.  We look forward to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Naturals White, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Strawberry Slush CS, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Strawberry Slush Inks, Strawberry Slush Ribbon, Bitty Banners and Secret Garden Framelits, Honeycomb EF, Pearls, and Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners, and Secret Garden Stamp Sets

Friday, January 24, 2014

IBS Vintage Roses Valentine Card

Happy Friday!

Today's card was made with some of the Inspired by Stamping January Release products.  If you haven't seen the new release yet, you are in for a treat. There are four new stamp sets, two new paper packs, and two kits!

After stamping and embossing the flowers from the new Vintage Roses Stamp Set, I colored them with a blender pen and re-inkers.  The sentiment was stamped, sponged, and cut with the Fancy Labels Dies 2 (currently on sale!). The strip of Script Patterned Paper is from the beautiful Spring Floral Paper Pad.

I used two of the sentiments from I Love You Because Stamp Set on the inside of the card.

I will be entering today's card in the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers - CCEE1404 Bright Flowers

The Card Concept - Challenge #2 Use Texture (I used embossing powder for texture and my card is in the Classy & Elegant category)

Die Cut Crazy - Valentine's Day Die Cut Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!


IBS Products:

                                       Vintage Roses Stamp Set

                                             Fancy Labels Dies 2

                                          Spring Floral Paper Pad

                                     I Love You Because Stamp Set

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Creations by AR January Release and Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the Creations by AR January Release and Blog Hop!  Today we are showcasing the Lovely Cart template. 

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I couldn't help but make a flower/candy cart!

I used a hot glue gun to attach the little flower pots to the posts.  The flower pots inside the cart are slightly larger and are also secured with a bit of hot glue on the bottoms.  The flowers were made with the Sizzix Daisy die and I added a Hershey Kiss to the top of each with removable glue dots.  I put a punched flower and flower rhinestone in the center of the wheels.

How cute is this new template?!?!?  There is also a bottom shelf for more goodies. The template comes in PDF, Silhouette, and SVG formats, with detailed pictures and instructions.  It also comes with three different wheel options.

There are so many ideas for filling this cart--candies, candles, chocolates, soaps, just to name a few.  What will you put in yours when you make it?

The second release this month is the XO Heart Card template:

The XO Heart Card template is available for individual purchase or you can receive it FREE when you purchase the Lovely Cart template (until January 28).

You also have a chance to win the Lovely Cart template.  Please visit and comment on each of the DT blogs and the CbyAR Facebook page.  Comments will be accepted until Friday, January 24 @ 12:00 noon ET.  The lucky template winner will be announced on Adela's blog and Facebook page on Saturday, January 25.

Ready to be inspired by the rest of the AR girls?  Click below and enjoy!

Jak (not participating this month)
Lisa E (that's me!)
Lisa S

Please stop back later this week as I will be posting another version of the Lovely Cart.

Happy hopping!


Supplies used:  Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, and GP White CS, Bella Rose DSP, Flower Pots (Michael's), IBS Light Pink Cherry Blossoms, Rhinestones, Sizzix Daisy #2 Die, and SU Boho Blossom Punch.

Monday, January 13, 2014

LNS 240 - Something New

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the first LNS Challenge of 2014.  It's a new year, so let's start off by celebrating something new (wedding, baby, home, etc.).

To make the onesie, I started with a piece of CS cut 2 1/4 (W) x 2 3/4 (L).  On each side, 1/2" down, I cut in 1/2".  I then trimmed from the inside of the cuts to the bottom outer corners.  A circle punch and scalloped circle punch were used for the neckline and leg openings.  The polka dot layer was trimmed by hand to fit.  I used a marker to ink just 'baby' from the 'sweet baby' sentiment (Itty Bitty Banners stamp set).

Coastal Cabana is my favorite new color and I love the Fresh Prints DSP.  The colors and prints are fresh and fun!

How about some more inspiration on celebrating something new?  Hop on over to the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  To participate in the challenge, create a card, L/O, or 3D project celebrating something new.  You have until Sunday evening, January 26 to link to the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White CS, Fresh Prints DSP, Coastal Cabana Ink, Doily, Pearls, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Round and Scalloped Round Punches, Bitty Banners Framelits, and Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Handmade Cards from Friends

Happy Sunday!

Today I have some handmade cards to share that I received over the holidays. Yes, I am a bit late in posting these!

In alphabetical order, first up is Diana:


Jean (doesn't have a blog, the link is to her SCS gallery):



And, a Thank You card from Jean:

Is that feather with the ink blot not adorable?!?!?  I am definitely going to have to get either a feather stamp or die now!

Thank you for the lovely cards.  They took 'center stage' on my Christmas card display rack.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Exciting News to Share

Happy Friday!

Today I have some exciting news to share with you--I was chosen to be a new member of the Inspired by Stamping Design Team! I am over the moon happy to be among the six new members joining the talented IBS DT.

To be chosen to join the team is a dream come true for me.  I have been a fan of IBS since Joanna first started the company and have participated in many of the Blog Hops, Challenges, and Whoo Hoo Wednesday Tutorials.

Here is the inspiration card I submitted with my application:

The Just Because sentiment is from the IBS Just Because stamp set.  

There are coordinating dies for the frame images.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see the announcement and introduction of all the new Design Team members.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DEC13VSNH - Snow Falling in Color

Happy Wednesday!

Did you participate in any of the VSN Up to Snow Good Challenges at SCS last month?  I know I am a bit late posting this, but here is my card for the Snow Falling in Color Challenge:

The inside:

I liked it so much it ended up being my Christmas card design.  I made some in Bermuda Bay/Coastal Cabana too:

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder, and White CS, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, and Versafine Onyx Black Inks, SU Markers, SB Fancy Framed Tags Two, Oval, and Scalloped Oval Dies, Rhinestones, Sakura Glitter Pen, and Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes & Sleigh Ride, and SU Northern Hearts Stamp Sets.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and Some Exciting News

Happy Wednesday and Happy 2014!

Did you go out or stay in for New Year's Eve?  We stayed in, made a nice dinner, and watched the ball drop.  

Just because it was low-key, doesn't mean I wasn't celebrating!  Yes, I have some exciting news to share!

I am a new member of the Creations by AR Design Team!!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement!