Monday, May 4, 2015

Card Share: Enjoying Life (Simple Stories I Am)

I created this card for the new Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues. There's a layout sketch and a card sketch. Create something based on the sketch(es) for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. The deadline to link up is June 5th. Good luck!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hello Handsome (Elle's Studio Cienna)

Hi everyone! Today I'm actually sharing a layout. Can you believe it? I've been on such a card kick lately because my usual photo subject has been camera shy (but she doesn't mind taking pictures of her cat). So photo credit goes to Alexa and a big thank you goes to Butterscotch for being such a cooperative model.

I recently got the Elle's Studio Cienna collection from Paper Issues and it worked perfectly with this photo. Using a black and white photo allowed me to add in all of the gorgeous colors in this collection. Even though Butterscotch is a boy, I don't think he'll mind that I used girly colors to scrapbook a page about him. At least I hope not. LOL! 

This was actually the first time I've ever used an Elle's Studio collection but I know it won't be the last. Do you have a favorite Elle's Studio collection? What is it?

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Card Share: Thank You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week so I made cards for Alexa to give to her favorite teachers. I created the card above for her female teachers, using Webster's Pages Hall Pass.

I created the card below for her male teachers, using an old collection from Cosmo Cricket, called The Boyfriend. Does anyone remember this collection? I've kept it on hand all these years because it's perfect for school-themed projects and you can use it for younger kids and older ones alike.

Do you do anything special for Teacher Appreciation Week? I'd love to hear about it. :)

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Chalk One Up to Your Own Style with Paper Issues

Chalk One Up to Your Own Style is the new linky party happening over at Paper Issues. There are so many ways to interpret this theme (and you'll find them all listed on the Paper Issues blog). I went with the chalk part of the theme by using black chalkboard paper as my background. I also surrounded a black and white sentiment with a wood veneer frame to give it the look of a chalkboard.

Come join us and link up for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. Spring is always a great time to freshen up your supplies, especially with so many new products being released (and believe me, there are a bunch of them in the store). As always, you can shop using my code LISA20 which takes 20% off of your total order at check out. :)

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Announcing the Grand Opening of The Card Kiosk

Some of you may have noticed the new banner in the sidebar of my blog. If you've been wondering what it's all about, I'm here to tell you about my new Etsy shop, The Card Kiosk.

You'll find creations which have been posted on my blog at one time or another and you'll see some new ones as well. All of them are handmade by me and one-of-a-kind. There are baby cards, birthday cards, love-themed cards, friendship cards, seasonal cards and much more. I plan to add to the shop on a regular basis.

So, I hope you'll stop by, favorite The Card Kiosk and poke around a bit. :) Thank you!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Card Share: Life is Better with Friends

This is another card I created for Corri Garza's color challenge during last month's Paper Issues crop. I was so inspired by the color combo Corri chose.

As with yesterday's card, I relied on my trusty Paper Issues Swag Bags and items from my stash, including a Bella Blvd. polka dotted Clear Cut Transparency. Yesterday I used a white transparency, today's card showcases turquoise.

I've been told this is a very soothing card. I think it's because the light woodgrain paper allows the other elements to stand out, plus it complements the other wood embellishments. What do you think?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Card Share: Thought You Should Know

I created this card for Corri Garza's color challenge during last month's Paper Issues crop. It was fast-paced, crazy and so much fun.

I pulled this together using various Paper Issues Swag Bags and items from my stash, including a Bella Blvd. polka dotted Clear Cut Transparency. I bought them in a number of colors and love them so much. They can turn a paper with a subtle pattern (or no pattern at all) into something fun and whimsical.

Do you use transparencies on your projects? Do you have a favorite? I've added quite a few to my stash lately, along with some new printed vellums which I've been putting to use.

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