Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Welcome back to another challenge!

Before I share the challenge for this week,
I just want to say thank you to all who entered our "Shapes Card" challenge last week.
There were an unbelievable amount of amazing cards to admire and drool over.
If you entered your card into the challenge, be sure to pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and see 
if you are one of the lucky winners!

And now for the new challenge at
Top Tip Tuesday
we'd like to see you

One of our fantastic DT members, Paula
is demonstrating how to make a slider card.
Here's a sneak peek...

Her tutorial is spot on and you'll love how detailed 
and easy to follow her instructions are.

Ok, what could I win, you ask?
I'm glad you did because here are our generous sponsors
for this weeks challenge.

The Top Tipper prize for this week is from
Who is offering one book from their amazing collection!

Also, we have a prize for our random org winner from
Who is offering a $10.00 package of goodies!

So be sure to head over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out our

Here's my DT card example

I decided to use of my own doodled images for this challenge
because the image reminds me of the stuffed animals that you
might find in a little girls room.
Also, just a reminder, this and other images that I've done are free to use,
so if you're interested, just click the image to to take you to my
other "Doodled by" post.

Lace and bows, ribbons and gems, pearls and frame,
and foo-foo,
 oh my!

Close-up of my "Old Friends" digi image

Whelp, that's it for now...
but be sure to hop over to TOP TIP TUESDAY 
and take part in this wonderful
Make It Girlie Challenge!

Also, thank you all so much for your comments that inspired me to keep packing and moving.
I am finally moved in and settled and looking forward to stamping way into the wee hours!
I hope you come back and visit soon!
Have a great week and Happy Stamping!!
Lisa xx

Supplies Used:
Card Base measure 4.5" by 5.25"
DP from Stampin' Up!
Frame by Spellbinders Frameabilities; Classic Frame
Polka-dotted green ribbon and lace w/ pearl ribbon from Offray
Roses from Prima Flowers (Blog candy gift from Sketches by Carly...Thank you!)
Pink Gems from e. Prima Marketing (Blog candy gift from Sketches by Carly...thank you, again!)
Pink Leaf Ribbon from reasonableribbon.com (Blog candy gift from Jacque's Joie Sunday Sensations...thank you!!)
Coloring was done with Creative Memories Fine-Tip pens, shaded with Stampin' Up WaterColor Pencils
and blended with Gamsol

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Catered Crop - FTR17
colors: red, white, and green
stamps: love sentiment
patterns: gingham
embellishments: ribbon
tools: die cut shape-frame
technique: doodled image
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - #49; Anything Goes
(ribbon, lace, decorative paper(2), gems, flowers and label w/bling

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's hip to be square..just NOT today!

Welcome back crafters!!!

I may be dating myself here when I tell you that the words from
 Huey Lewis' song "It's hip to be square" 
continue to run through my mind.
Here's why...

Today's challenge at Top Tip Tuesday is

No squares allowed!

You'll be amazed at the crazy and zanny and WONDERFUL shapes
that our fabulous DT's have produced.

Just as an example,
There is ...
Double Fold Card
The Dome Card
The Boot Card
just a few examples!

The Top Tip Tuesday blue team is presenting this week 
and since I'm on the last leg of moving, I'll not be posting today, 
but soon, very soon, I will be in my new "happy place" stamping away.

Thanks so very much for stopping in and please be sure to join
the very creative and fun challenge
hosted by Carol our TTT Co-Ordinator.

Also, some REALLY amazing sponsors you'll definitely want to check out.

Happy stamping....
Lisa xx

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's alive...It's alive!!!

A HUGE thank you to my very kind cyber friends
who took time out to comment on my son's pictures.


He was so happy to read all of your wonderful comments and it was what he needed to go LIVE!
So, without further ado, I introduce you to...
A Little More Twisted,
The Blog!!!

He asked me to promote his blog for those that are interested in his artwork
and of course, not just because I'm his mom,
or extremely proud of him,
but, I'm a HUGE fan of his artwork and creativity.

So, if you have a moment and are a tiny bit interested,
pop on over to A Little More Twisted
and become a stalker (follower)! :)

Here is the link to his new and creative blog

Thanks so much for taking the time out to read this and if you do visit his blog,
Thank YOU again!

Lisa XX

P.S.  I'm on day 4 of moving but I'll be back next week commenting on everyone's blog again.

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sketch Away...

Welcome back to another challenge!

This week at Top Tip Tuesday,
our challenge is...

and my TIP for the week is:

When using a sketch as your inspiration, anything is possible,
 as long as all the required elements are present, no matter where you place them.

This is Robyn's Fetish sketch

Here is my interpretation...
I "Snort of" Like You
I wanted to make them look like they were actually in a soda shop, 
so I printed out the background image for ambiance. 

Checkered table was made using embossing folder, Versamark and then heat embossing powder.
3D Dots on their snouts and her bow.

I was cutting out the record when a piece of the spiral paper landed on the pigs and it looked like a tail, so I grabbed a pink wire hardware embellishment, stretched it out and attached it to look like their tails.

A 1950's soda shop always needs a jukebox with records.

I added a little awning because I wanted it to look like you were actually looking into the soda shop at them.

The cute little image is a Robyn's Fetish digi titled,
Hog Wild Over You, from Jeanette Waters...LOVE IT!!

Robyn's Fetish is also a sponsor for this challenge and offering our lucky winner,
4 stamps of their choice!

This is Karen's Doodle Sketch

Here is my interpretation...
Wish Away
A birthday box with all the sketch elements

A pocket in the back to enclose a gift card or a card 

Empty box before adding gift and paper
I put the fairy on a black stand so that she appears to be hovering above the box;
 which you can fill with whatever goodies you want for the recipient.

Dissected to show the elements prior to assembly

This fantastic floating fairy is a digi from Karen's Doodles, titled...
Birthday Fairy...a FAVORITE of mine!!

Karen's Doodles is also graciously sponsoring this challenge 
and they are giving 3 digi stamps of your choice to a lucky winner!

I'd love to see your creativity and imagination on these sketches so be sure to hop over there,
 and from the crew of Top Tip Tuesday
Thank you for playing along with us,
Good Luck to YOU
Happy Stamping!!!

I would also like to enter these challenges:

I "snort of" Like You card
Allsorts - #111; Free and Easy July
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - #12; Include an Animal (pig)
Fairy Knoll - #58; Cotton Candy (pink & blue colors)
Hooked on Craft - With Love 
Kaboodle Doodles -  #75; Use those scissors (awning trim, pigs, tabletop, snouts and bow)
KB Cute Monday - #21; Something cute

Wish Away box
CES/Crafty Emma - #44; Recipe (1 image, 2 ribbon/twine, 3 DP's)
Stampin' for the Weekend - #12; Wings n' Things (Fairy)
Wags 'n Whiskers - #58; Birthday

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Little More Twisted

This is a card that I put together to display my son's artwork. 
He has always loved to draw and doodle and mostly mutant creatures. 
So, I thought it would be fun to share his artwork for anyone who is looking for a little monster to put on a birthday card or for any occasion that is just "a little more twisted."

The Monster Mash Birthday Bash
He is happy to share these images with you if they interest you.
We would also love to see what you create if you use these, so drop us a link if you do! 

The inside of the card

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Lisa and Brendan :)

P.S.  If you missed the post of his 16th birthday Mutant Zombie cake, click here...
you'll see he comes by his weirdness naturally...
 ( my rendition of a sinister giggle).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"We gather here today..."

Welcome back to another challenge!

WOW, there were SO many amazing entries last week for the 'T is for??? Challenge.'
Be sure to pop over and see who won in all the different categories!

This week at Top Tip Tuesday,
our challenge is......
Wedding or Anniversary!!!
With Love tag is a digi from our wonderful sponsor 
Crafty Pad.

Our host for the week is non other than the  extremely crafty and talented...
She has prepared a fantastic tutorial on Exploding boxes
so be sure to hop over there and check out her amazingly wonderful skills.
Here's a sneak peek...
I know, right???  Amazing!!!
And if that wasn't enough inspiration...
"Wait, there's more!!!"
Our sponsors for this challenge are
The Crafty Pad
Offering 2 Digi Images
Thank you, Debbie!!
Glitter Babe
Offering our Top Tipper
2 images of their choice...
Thank you, Step H!!

And as always, check out the inspiration Wedding/Anniversary cards from the other DT's...
they are amazing! If "I do" say so myself.
Good luck to you from the DT crew at Top Tip Tuesday!

Here is my card
8 1/2" x 11" folded in half
Scored lines to measure cake layer widths
Cut the score lines to create tiered cake

Wedding couple image is a free digi from Craftee Guiri

That's all for now...
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I truly hope to see you over at Top Tip Tuesday!

P.S...It was a blast reading your comments from my last post...thank you all VERY much. :D

Happy Stamping!

Challenge I wish to enter are:

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge -  #74; Celebrate (wedding)
KB Cute Monday - # 20; Anything Goes

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Doodled By Lisa

* Images updated randomly so be sure to check back *
If these interest you in the least,
please feel free to use them.
* If you use these images for your personal use only and post on a blog, I  only ask that you give credit somewhere in your post.
* If you intend to sell your cards with my image I ask that my name remain with the image, thank you.

I will be updating these frequently and if you'd like to request a doodle,
 just send me an email or leave request here.
Thank you...
Lisa xx

Snowman Hugs
Unemployment Concerns
Annual Family Photo 2
Turducken Thanksgiving Wishes
Annual Family Photo
Trick Or Treat
Old Friends
 "Thinking of You"...
my humor again ;)
Patriotic Country Decor
 Miss You
His n' Hers
Random Humor