Monday, September 26, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch...You are Amazing

I've made a card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!  Here's my card and the sketch... 

I used the sweet new Simon Says Stamp stamp/die set You Matter, along with their stitched Square dies for today's card. 
I soooo wanted a pink, orange, black theme...but if you haven't found that out yet, things sometimes have a way of changing!!  Oh...how many colors I tried.   I even TRIED gray, but neither black nor gray were quite right.  With a black "YOU",  both the black and gray blended in to much...didn't allow the die cut sentiment to stand out...so the black square became yellow...
I loved Donna's card this week, so I felt as though I was in great company with these three colors!    I layered and glossy accented the "You" and added a cut up sentiment atop the stamped background.  Here's a close up...
Love this You Matter set!!...and the wonderful sketch this week, to use it with!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Geometric Greenery Thanks

I used the My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamps as a background for today's card...
I put all the leaf stamps fromt the set onto a large acrylic block... 
 I stamped them on a mustard colored cardstock with Simon Goldenlocks ink and moved the block around the card, stamping to fill in the entire panel.  I then swiped the ink onto another piece of the mustard colored cardstock and die cut with the stitched rectangle die, for a darker stand out panel, then adhered the die cut and layered "many thanks"(received free with my last order from MFT Stamps) to that colored panel...
The cool thing about creating...it really IS endless...as endless as your imagination and thoughts...and we all have both...just keep thinking and looking for inspiration!!  Such fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, September 23, 2016

Autumn Blessings

I recently got the new Simon Says Stamp Autumn Greetings stamp set(LOVE these wonderful sentiments!!), and used it with the not so new sweet Simon Stitched Pumpkins to make another Fall card...ahhhh...I LOVE Fall!!...
I die cut and layered the pumpkins from patterned cardstock, and die cut the stems with the same dies from dark brown cardstock and added leaves and green vines(really thin cardstock twirled around a skinny paint brush).  The ground was made using yet another Simon die from Stitched Slopes and Hills die set.  Here's a close up of the pumpkins...
The fun just never ends when I'm in my craft room!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, September 22, 2016

With Sympathy

I happened to go over to My Favorite Things Blog the other day(for those of you who know me, I don't "get out" much!) to look up the name of the flowers I was using on my card, and discovered a contest...a HUGE CONTEST!!  Everyone is able to enter 3 cards into the contest,  tonight at 10pm is the deadline...and there will be TEN winners!!...hey...I am going to make the most of my chances๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š!!...and this is my third...
 I used the Scribble Roses dies and their Overlays dies along with the smallest of the Layered Leaves.  The sentiment is from the August Card Kit, All Occasion Sentiments.  I used my beloved paint chips to get some shading for my rose and it's leaves...
Good luck to all those who have entered the contest...this has been SUCH GREAT FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Grateful with Berkshire Leaves

 I used the new Simon Says Stamp Grateful die and combined it with the older Simon die, Berkshire Leaves die and made a Fall card...
I colored the bottom layer of one of the die cut leaves with Sharpie markers, and adhered two layers on top of the colored die cut with the leaves removed.  One of the die cuts layers I used was from the die cut I made across the card panel.  The sentiment was so much fun...I die cut the brown "Grateful" and then die cut a white background and die cut the sentiment OUT OF THAT BACKGROUND.  I layered the background a couple times.  I then adhered the brown die cut sentiment into the cut out background along with all the little middle pieces from the letters.  Here's a close up...
I love the color of Fall...what "GRATE" fun ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Layering Leaves Thankful

I found and ordered the much sought after Concord and 9th Layering Leaves dies...another thing waiting for me when I returned from Florida:)!!  This set of dies has such amazing potential!!...
 I die cut and layered the stalks of wheat.  The bottom layer, I left the centers of the wheat in the die cut stalk, and I colored with sharpie markers in 3 shades of brown.  The nice thing with doing it this way...you can color outside the lines, because it's covered up when you adhere the other two layers over the top...

  
The sentiment is from Hobby Lobby, made by My Sentiments Exactly.  I tried a bunch of sentiments, and although the thickness of and the font itself may not really "go" with the die, I just liked it!!  Sometimes that's the thing that wins out over logic and sense!  I opted to keep the theme white with the touches of color in the wheat and sentiment...kind of liked it, too:)!  Here's a close up...
I DO have such fun...I Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sending Hugs

 I got the My Favorite Things Sensational Stitched Flower Card Kit last month, stitched flower dies galore (24 dies to be precise!!)!  Well, me and flower dies...I...AM...IN...HEAVEN!!!  And if that wasn't enough, the kit came with a LARGE set of sentiment dies, All Ocassion Sentiments, and I chose to cut one apart and fit it to today's card...
I chose a darker red cardstock and a dark olive green for the flowers and stems, and paired them with a kraft colored card.  I layered the flowers 3 times, the white centers twice.  I also used the MFT Stamps Inside/Out Stitch Rectangle Stax die  to create a "frame".  I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment multiple times, so that when I applied my white embossing powder, it would coat really well:)!!  Here's a close up...
This card makes me happy!!  What incredible fun this set is!!  The set sold out quickly, but the wonderful news...be on the look out, it will be available in a future release(I read that on their site:)!)  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thankful and Grateful

I LOVE the new Thankful and Grateful dies from Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember release!!  I knew when I saw them, I just had to have them!!  Today, I've got two simply made cards made by die cutting the sentiments from a 6x6 pack of patterned paper(the piece used for the sentiment was solid bronze color) that I got from Target while I was in Florida, and some white cardstock for the sentiment's background and for layering of the sentiments...
 The background panel paper is also from the same 6x6 pad.  Here's a pic that I took...it was $3...lots of pretty foiled papers...
I layered both the sentiment and it's background.  Here's a close up...
 Then, I did the same thing with the Grateful sentiment die and another piece of the patterned paper for the background...
 What I love about these dies is 1. their size...they can be a stand alone on a card...the image and sentiment in one are large enough and have enough heft and size to be on their own.  2. These dies have not only  the sentiment but a background/outline, too!!  Having both allows you to die cut a sentiment that "matches" the background paper, without blending in...the sentiment stands out because it is separated from the paper by it's background/outline.  The stamped sentiment for this card is a cut sentiment from a retired Simon stamp set, From Us...but there is an inlinkz pic below of the set.  Here's a close up of this card...
I have an idea for another card using these dies, that I hope to show you in the next couple days...I am having SO MUCH FUN!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa