Friday, April 20, 2018

Little Flowers

I used the cute and sweet new Lawn Fawn Little Flowers die set and made a couple Mother's Day cards, composed of a single element, but with lots of love for moms (the second one is for my mom!)!...
I die cut and layered the flowers, leaves and pots of both cards, used a new set of pretty stamps from Simon Says Stamp for the sentiments and adhered them to cards with stitched and layered rectangles.  Here's a close up...

The second is just like the first, only daisies instead of tulips...
I know it's white on white, but I liked it...even after I thought about it...for days....just liked it. 
Here's a close up...
Such fun...what a cute, fun set of dies to play with!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Twinkle Flowers

I used the new Simon Says Stamp Twinkle Flower die and the new Messages for Everyday from the new Fluttering By release, and made a couple cards...
I die cut the flowers twice, and layered one of the layers below the top panel.  I used Distress Oxide inks on some watercolor cardstock, and sponged three colors onto the paper.  I adhered it behind the layered flowers, adding a sentiment.  I also added Tonic Jewel drops in the three colors of inks.  I also gave the card panel some texture by embossing(as has become my favorite) with a piece of burlap!  Here's a close up...

The second one, I did the same as the first, but this time colored the stems of the Twinkle flowers, and adhering them to a black background and a striped strip to the bottom...
Here's a close up...
The new release from Simon is "simply" so much fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, April 16, 2018

Birthday Wreath

I recently got the Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig die...thought it wa so cute...I played around and came up with turning the sprig into a wreath...
I used three sprigs and layered each with another layer.  I attached them and added layered flowers around on the little circles of the sprig...leaving random circles without flowers.  I added Tonic drops on the flower centers as well as on the empty green dots.  I added a sentiment from the Altenew Birthday Builder stamp set...I LOVE all the wonderful fonts and sizes of the multitude of Happy Birthday sentiments...this set will show up A LOT on MY cards...LOVE!!!   Here's a close up...
I plan on using this die again... just wish I had more hours in the day to make all the cards I have ideas for...so much fun, so little time!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, April 13, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop

I am so thrilled and excited to be a part of Simon Says Stamp's Blog Hop today, celebrating it's newest release, Fluttering By!!  
You should have arrived here from Heather Ruwe's blog!
This release, as with it's very name, has some beautiful butterflies in it!  Fluttering By celebrates Mother's Day with some wonderful stamps/dies that express love to all moms, as well as there being a number of stamps, dies and stencils that celebrate everyday life!!  I have chosen one of the sets of butterfly dies, and made three cards, using one of the two butterfly dies of this set in 3 different ways...
All three of my cards use the new Stitching Butterflies dies...these butterflies are SOOOOOO pretty!! I die cut the butterfly pieces for both butterflies from watercolor paper, and used my watercolor paint to give them color.  I layered them, then adhered them to a card panel with a die cut background using the new Pebbles die (also layered from underneath), and sentiment from the new sentiment set, Messages for Everyday.  Here's a close up...


The second one, I used the same butterfly, this time with patterned paper and another die from the new release, with a line of butterflies,  Flickering Butterflies.  I layered the butterflies a second time from underneath, then put the black cardstock under the layered die cuts.  I added another of the sentiments from the Messages for Everyday stamp set...
Here's a close up...


The third one, I used plain, colored cardstock for the butterfly, in two shades of pink.   I used the Pebbles die for a background, as well as some leaves from the older  Simon Forget Me Not die set...
 I die cut and layered the butterfly and adhered it onto the card with the leaves, after embossing the pebbles (did I tell you I LOVE this Pebble die??!!) and stamping the sentiment (yet another from the Messages for Everyday!!).  I dotted some Jewel Tonic drops for some bling:)!!  Here's a close up...
Ok...I had so much fun, but now, some fun for you!!
 Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog this coming Wednesday, so make sure you check the blog to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is Barb Engler
 All the participants of today's blog can be found below, if you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, April 12, 2018

You "Rock" Happy Birthday!

 The new release over at Simon Says Stamp, Fluttering By, is filled with so much fun stuff!!!  I made a card with one of the new dies and a sentiment stamp set...

 Ok...fun, right??!!  I LOVE this new Pebbles die!!!  I have used it on a number of cards simply as a background, but this card, the rocks are center stage!!  I simply embossed the die onto some white cardstock, got out a BUNCH of my prismacolor markers and went to coloring!!  Here's what it looked like(I am NOT the best colorer!!)...
I placed my colored rocks underneath one layer of a die cut then the top panel with the sentiments stamped from one of the new sentiment stamp sets, which I also LOVE, Messages for Everyday!!  Here's a close up...
There's a blog hop over at the Simon Blog today, and I'll be joining a bunch of amazing artists tomorrow for a second hop...hope you'll join me and others...should be LOTS of fun, with LOTS of inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fluttering By for Mother's Day!

There is a brand new release over at Simon Says Stamp, Fluttering By...and it is AMAZING!!  I have made three cards with one of the stamp sets to show you today... 
All three cards use the new Love You Mama stamp/die set!  The first one, I used one of the mom stamps along with the daisies from the set, stamping, die cutting, coloring, layering, then adhering to a stamped polka dotted background.  Here's a close up...
The second one was totally inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  Those of you who know me, know that I don't get out in blog land much, but I love Jennifer McGuire's work and was especially fascinated and in love with a set of cards she recently made for a blog hop...you can see the cards and video HERE!!  I am a die cutter, I work with dies and paper, but sometimes we all have to step out of what's comfortable and our strong suits and try new things...especially when we LOVE what we see out there!!   This was my attempt at Distress Oxide Water Painting...and let me tell you...SO...MUCH...FUN!!!!!  And unlike her cards, that required a lot of stamping, this card is one beautiful new Simon stamp....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp!!!  It's possibilities are huge!!...
I stamped, embossed in gold, die cut and layered the sentiment, added another sentiment from this sweet stamp set, and some Tonic drops.  Here's a close up...

The first was coloring, the second painting...the third one is paper piecing!! ...
  
I stamped the mom and flower/leaves on patterned paper, then cut with scissors.  I then adhered the pieces onto layered die cuts of those stamped images.  I adhered onto a card with a backround of the stamp used above, with the middle reinserted!!   Added another of the stamp's sentiments, and some purple Tonic drops...
OMG...what super super fun!!  This release has got so many cool stamps, dies, stencils....hope you will check it out over at SIMON!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Welcome Little One Baby Feet

I made a baby card with the adorable Simon Says Stamp Welcome Little One die and Oh Baby stamp/die set!!...
I stamped and die cut the baby feet and layered.  I die cut the sentiment and layered the top and bottom sections twice each.  I adhered them to the card and added white Tonic drops for interest.  Here's a close up...
The kraft cardstock lines can be accomplished with a scoreboard! What a cute and fun stamp/die set this is!! Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Flower Birthday

I used the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers stamp/die set to make a birthday card!  The flowers and leaves in this set(as in the previous sets) are so pretty!!...
I stamped in black, clear embossed, die cut, then color the flower and leaves.  I adhered them to a gray polka dotted gray panel, then added tonic jewel drops!...
I'm sorry to have been a bit MIA of late...have had wonderful family in town, but ALSO, working on cards for an exciting Simon Release THIS WEEK, before heading to Florida to see my beautiful grandbaby in Florida(oh, my daughter and son-in-law, too!!😆)!  
Will see you before then, but hope you will check out the release on the 11th at Simon Says Stamp, and hops on Thursday and Friday!!   Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bold Flower Sprigs

I used the pretty new Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers stamp/die set to make a couple cards with the pretty flowers and leaves from the set...
The first one, I used a number of colors to stamp the flowers, and surrounded them with leaves.  The leaves and the flowers are double layered.  I also added some Tonic Jewel Drops and a new sentiment from the Simon set, Emphatic!  Here's a close up...
The second, loving the yellow, green, white, and kraft combo, made a card just using one of the flowers, one color ink for the flowers and one set of leaves.  Super clean, with a few white Tonic Crystal drops...
This card is also layered like the first, but used a sentiment from the Thoughtful Messages stamp set, stamped with versa mark and white embossed.  Here's a close up...
My sister left to go home yesterday, I'm so sad to see her go, but happy to be back in my craft room... having lots of fun creating in my haven!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Botanical Branch

I recently got the Pink Fresh Studio Botanical Branch die...I think it's so pretty...
I was inspired by the thought of the pretty purple Beauty Berries that are near our house in summer. 
I layered the die cut three times, each time coloring the leaves with a green marker.  I used a purple marker for the berries(although they look a little blue).  I adhered the die cuts together with some glossy accents and added glossy accents to the berries for berry shine:)!!  Here's a close up...
I have other ideas for this pretty die already on my desk, but my sister is in town for a number of days, so it will have to wait, but wanted to show you this first one:)!!  Such fun!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, March 23, 2018

Blooming Wave...the Long and Short of It!

I used the pretty new Simon Says Stamp Blooming Wave die to make a few cards!  This border die is soooo pretty...it needs nothing besides a sentiment!!  On the first one, I used the die as is, and made a card with the full border...
Below, I show you how I made the card with a part of the border die...I did the same for this first card.  I layered each of rhe flowers 3 times, the leaves twice.  I added some white Tonic Crystal drops in various sizes throughout the border.  I stamped a sentiment from the Thoughtful Messages stamp set with versamark and white embossed.  Here's a close up...
I then took and shortened the border, using only the middle section...
This is how I did it.  I die cut the border, then cut it into a strip, lightly adhered it to the card and used it as a template to place and adhere the flowers and leaves...
I layered these as well and used a smaller sentiment, from Bouquet of Thanks stamp set.  Here's a close up...
The third one, I did the same as the second one, this time on black, with a rainbow of flowers( you know me and rainbows!!)...
I used some green Tonic Crystal drops for this border, and I used the new My Favorite Things striped paper for the bottom of this last card( you ALSO KNOW I LOVE striped strips!!!!)...this was so much fun!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa