Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Summer Layout + Process Video

Hi!  Today I am up on the Blog and I am sharing not just a project, but a process video! yay!  Ok, I cheated a little and had most of it planned out as to how I wanted this layout to come together, but I didn't want the video to be a day long so... hehehe!  This is like 1 of 3 videos I've made so I'm super excited to share this with you...
Click here if you'd like to watch the video on YouTube...

I am hoping to make more videos in the future and would be so grateful if you'd like to subscribe to my channel!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my video!

Happy Crafting!

Sit. Stay. Heal

Hello!  Today you can find me on the Mint Owl Studio blog sharing this super cute card using the new Get Well Critters...

Isn't he just so sweet?  I had a lot of fun coloring him in with various Copics.  For full details on how this card came together make sure you stop by the Mint Owl Studio Blog.

I am entering this little guy into the 30 Day Coloring Challenge being hosted by the incredible Kathy Racoosin, you will be amazed by all of the inspiration over there.  While I haven't been able to play as much as I would have liked to this time around, I have had a blast on the days that I could.

I am also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Let's Celebrate with Gilded Grey

Hello DCWV fans, new and old! It's Lisa here with you today and I have a super shiny layout I've created with the new Gilded Grey Stack… This stack is a mixture of classy grey patterns and gold foil that adds the perfect touch of shine.   This stack is now available at your local A.C. Moore Stores, so make sure you go check it out!  Now onto the project I've created for today...

As you can see I used several sheets to layer onto my layout.  I used two different floral patterned papers that I fussy cut as a matting behind my photo, and then as embellishments for the lower left corner of my photo.  It was fun to cut around these floral images and use only what I needed. With all of the foil and designs in the background I kept the embellishing to a minimal, as I felt it would be too distracting.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We can't wait to see what you create with your new stacks!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stamplorations CAS Challenge Reminder

Hello wonderful crafty friends!  Today I am posting a little reminder for this month's STAMP-lorations CAS Challenge.  Every month is anything CAS, and any products can be used... we also add in an optional twist and this time the twist is the color orange.  In my first project I used a very bright orange, so this time I toned it down and went with a more burnt orange color...

To create this card I started by stamping the sentiments randomly onto a panel.  I then went over the panel with distress ink along all of the edges.  Next I stamped the cup onto separate card stock and colored in with my PrismaColor Pencils.  I cut this out and added it to the panel with foam adhesive.  I added some brown sequins to pop out of my cup and adhered it to a blue panel.  This was then added onto Kraft Card stock and I tied on a twine bow for the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Everything with Mint Owl Studios

Hello beautiful people!!!  Today I am here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog to wish you a Happy Everything with the new Happy Moments Stamp Set...

To create this card I took all of the fun circle images in this set and just laid them out on a white panel, with the help of my MISTI I was able to stamp them all at one time... have I mentioned how much I love that thing? ( Have I told you lately, that I love you? - ummm yeah, moving on...)  I then looked around for some fun color combos and settled on this one.  So I flipped the panel over moved some of the circles around and stamped them in my next color, and I did this a third time until the whole panel was covered.  Next, I stamped the happy onto colored yardstick and embossed it in clear, and just laid it across my card.  Finally, I stamped the everything in a black ink and added some matching sequins to set the whole thing off.

I am linking this up to the following challenges...
AAA Cards : Use One Stash Favorite - my sparkly sequins!

Damsel of Distress 30th Birthday Bash Challenge

Well, that's all from me!  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oh What Fun! I'm Up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog

Hello and what fun indeed!  Today you can find me here and on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog sharing a cute Christmas card using new goodies such as the Funky Flakes and Sleigh Fri-dies along with the new Sleighride Stamp Set to create this little scene... ( who doesn't love Christmas in July?! )

When I pulled this stamp set out the original project I had created with the sleighs used very traditional red and green colors, so this time I wanted to go with a rich blue sleigh... I don't know, sometimes deep blues make me think of rich velvet which felt perfect for this image.

To create this card I started by stamping and coloring my sleigh and jingle bells in with a mix of Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils, now this was the first time I've used the Prismacolor Pencils so I'm still learning for sure, but I like the contrast they add.  I then die cutted both of the images out with the matching dies.  ( I love how these dies cut the intricate parts out on the sleigh, it looks great and saves me the heart ache of accidentally cutting into a part of the Sleigh Runners )  Next I created some hills out of embossed paper, die cut some snowflakes and set all of this to the side.  I grabbed a lighter piece of patterned paper to emboss my sentiment with a silver shinny embossing powder.  This is when the whole little scene fell together by adhering the patterned paper to the card base, followed by the snowy hills, next came the sleigh and jingle bells, and finally I added the snowflakes randomly in the background.  I couldn't handle not having a little sparkle on this card so this is where I added some wink of stella onto the snowflakes and top part of the sleigh as you can see in the last picture.

I am linking this up to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge :) yay!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and make sure you check out the newly released goodies in the CAS-ual Fridays Store, and don't forget to use my code to save you some money!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thanks... Ellen Hutson + Neat & Tangled Mix Up Challenge

Hi!  I'm popping in this evening to share a card that I made based on the latest Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge.  This time we were to mix our Essentials by Ellen goodies with Neat and Tangled goodies, and this is what I've created...

To create this card I started out stamping and embossing the Fallin Circles Stamp Set by Neat and Tangled onto a panel with some WOW! Embossing Powder.  I then stamped my thanks from the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks Stamp Set onto clear acetate and heat embossed it with a gold embossing powder.  I cut the thanks out and start playing around with various patterned papers and colors to mix with the two.  Next I poked around in my die cut scraps pile and found this flower from the Essentials by Ellen Wild Garden Die set that was already cut in sparkly gold (score!) and the little gold circle.  Once I layered all of the goodies together I went back and added a few gold sequins, and ta-da!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Callin' All Sistah's Monthly Blog Hop

Hello!  Wasn't that release from CAS-ual Fridays yesterday just amazing?  If you missed it, make sure you head to the shop and grab some new goodies... ( pssst - I also have a coupon code for you to use at the end of this post! yay! )  Today we are back hopping along with all of our Sistah's to remind you to do your monthly breast examination.  This hop is full of fun, inspiration, and information and I'm so glad you are here.  Make sure you take a few minutes to examine yourself once you're done hopping!

Now onto my project...  I went fun and bold last month so this month I took a more elegant approach...

To create this card I used the Callin' All Sistah's Stamp Set... I love the sentiments in this set as they range from funny and cute to serious and uplifting.  All of my papers are from various DCWV stacks including the Foiled Vellum, Embossed White, and Mercury Glass Stacks.  I embossed my sentiment on an oval, and layered it with CAS-ual Tree Fri-dies.

And here is the rest of the hop order...

Lisa Lahiff: - YOU ARE HERE

Fun things to keep in mind too... A note from Michele (Owner and Designer of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) "It's important to me to be able to give back and pay it forward, so 50% of the profits from my special Calling All Sistahs Collection are donated to "

And you are also able to use my discount code when purchasing your new goodies...

Happy Hopping and Examining!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Release Day for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!

Hello!!!  It is release day for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, so you can now get your hands on all of the awesomeness you've seen peeks of all week long! Yay!!!!  And I have a discount code for you too!

And here is a little reminder of all of the projects I created with the new goodies this past week...

I also want to give a BIG THANK YOU for all of you who have visited and left me kind words... sometimes you never know just how much a few simple words might change someones whole day, so thank you!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Friday, July 15, 2016

July Release Blog Hop with Mint Owl Studio

* If you are looking for my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Post please scroll down, and thanks!!!

It is Blog hop time with Mint Owl Studio... woo hoo!!!!  And with any great hop there is an awesome prize, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom so you can find out how to win.... THE ENTIRE NEW RELEASE!!!! YAY!!!!

Ok, back to business people... I'm sharing a super cute critter card using the new Get Well Critters Stamp Set... the sentiments with these guys really crack me up!

Awww... look at his little sad face!  hehehe!  So darn cute and fun to color in!  The background was created with a fun new stencil called Half Tone, so make sure you check that out in the shop as well!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and don't forget to keep hopping along!

Hop Order:
Lisa - You are Here
Larissa - Go Here Next

*Giveaway Details:  We're also giving away the entire new release!  Want to know how to win?  All you have to do is comment on this blog and each of the blogs on the hop.  The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blogs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance is to win!  Good luck!

Happy Crafting/Hopping!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Final Day Before Release!!!

It's almost here!!! yay!!!!  You will be able to get your hands on all of the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps tomorrow... chair dance with me people!!!  But for today we have another day of teasing you with two more great stamp sets that are a part of this release: Star of David and Spin the Dreidel...

For this first card I used the Star of David Set... I love the design of the stars in this set, they are so beautiful and detailed!  I stamped random stars down the left edge of a panel and heat embossed them in blue.  I then stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner and trimmed around the left side of the stars before adhering it to the card base with foam adhesive.

This second card is a spinner card, or what was suppose to be a spinner card, but doesn't fully spin as it needed a little more oomph in-between my layers.  But you can make the dreidel in the center change with your hands hehehe!  This card with created using the Spin The Dreidel Stamp Set, which also has a fun mix of patterns on the images.  To start I stamped the dreidel images randomly on a panel and then I die cut a circle in the middle and set it to the side.  I then stamped  two dreidel images and the banners onto separate card stock, colored them in with Chameleon Markers in various blues and cut out.  I then layered my spinner card together adding a thin thread behind the circle and adhered the two dreidels together over the thread.

Make sure you pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for lots more inspiration and details on how you can win 1 of 3 gift cards! yay!!  And don't forget to use my discount code to save some money when these new products are available tomorrow!!!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 5

We are on to day 5 people! Woot woot!  And I am so happy you are here!  Your comments and kind words have really just made my week, you people rock! For today's post I am sharing two very different cards with two different stamp sets soon to be released by CAS-ual Fridays...

My first card uses a chalkboard look with the new Mistletoe & Holly Stamp Set...

To create this card I started by stamping and embossing the holly and sentiment with white embossing powder.  I then used a white colored pencil over the image before going over it with a colored pencil.  I then finished it off by smudging some white pigment ink randomly on the card stock, and added some red rhinestones to set it all off.  I then adhered this panel to patterned paper.

My next card is fun, funky and totally not traditional in any sense of the word...

For this card I used the new Holly Jolly Borders Stamp set which has some really great images for making backgrounds, borders or however you wish to use them.  I used the lines to stamp my background first then I hap-hazardly went over the lines with the thicker end of my Copics.  I love the fun artsy look it created, and it totally saved me the stress of trying to color perfectly in the lines.  I also decided this card just needed to be loud and fun!  I then used dies from the Tag Ornament Fri-dies to add some sparkle and to frame my sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle Stamp Set. I also chose to pop my sentiment up with foam adhesive.

Now make sure you pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for lots more inspiration and details on how you can win a gc to buy some of these new goodies when they are released!  Also, don't forget to use my coupon code to save a little money when you make your purchases too!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Party like it's 1999! Sneak Peek with Mint Owl Studio

* This is my second post of the day scroll down for first one :)

Hello, hello, hello!  It's Wednesday and there is so much to share today!!!  I am back with a second post you can find here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog, sharing a peek at a project I've created with the soon to be released 90's Party Stamp Set woot woot!  Check it out...

When I first saw this stamp set I thought of two things... 1. Neon Colors, 2. I had to make a Saved By the Bell Background with those two stamps! bwahahaha!  And so I did both!  I LOVE those two triangles sooooo much as they are so versatile!  I also happen to be an avid supporter of cassette tapes, I don't care what year it is... my mix tapes are seriously still the best. (and currently still kept in my sock drawer haha!)

I am linking this baby up to the newest 30 Day Color Challenge, as this little cassette was the first one to feel some love by my new Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils! eeeekkk!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Mint Owl Studio Blog so you can see the full reveal of this set!
Happy Crafting!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 4

I'm baaaack!  It's been a crazy busy week here I know, but that just means lots of amazing goodies for you! yay!!!  Today we are sharing peeks at the Sleigh ride Stamp Set and Sleigh Fri-Dies...

I decided to make some cute little table place cards that I think would be so cute to have out for Christmas dinner, or anytime near the holidays... there would even be fun to use for a Holiday Themed Wedding.  Any who, I started by die cutting the sleighs out of black card stock, making sure to leave a little bit of the top of the sleigh die over the fold line.  I then die cut the inside of the sleigh with a red patterned paper and adhered them to the front of each place card.  Next I stamped the bells and holly on separate card stock, colored them in, and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I then adhered them to the sleigh adding names with a gold gel pen and details with a white gel pen.  I finished them off by embossing the inside with matching sentiments.

Make sure you stop by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for more inspiration, and better look at the new stamps and dies and giveaway details! woot woot!  Pssst - and don't forget to use my coupon code to save you some money when you want to order these new goodies for yourself!!!

Happy Crafting!