Friday, April 3, 2015

My Style Stamps-DT card....

     Wow, can you guys believe that Easter is this Sunday?  I have been so busy with work, Weddings (My Wonderful Nephew got married on April 1st), Spring Break & a mini Vacation as well as a wonderful Spring Cold that I really just didn't realize it was already here.  lol... Seriously, I just realized it was this Sunday as I was cleaning off my desk this morning and marking things on my wall calendar. 
    However, even though Easter is upon us I have a non Easter card I want to share today because I just really love how this one turned out.  I might have to post a couple more times in the next day or two as I have a ton of cards that I have made for the store that I just haven't managed to get on the computer yet.  Grrrr... What's a mom/crafter/wife to day?  :O)  
     Moving right along...  For your viewing pleasure I have this card I made from the AWESOME stamp set 'Coffee Lovers' from MMS.  I am so glad to have finally been able to pick this set up from Nicole as she sold out of it right away on our release day.  When I got it in the mail I instantly when to town with it.  I know I love me a great Latte and I love to get smoothies just like the next person, but my family LOVE'S Icees. Yes, it can be an Icee it can be a slushy it can even be a Slurpy (my ALL TIME FAVE!), but ultimately they just love them. 
     We all have our own favorite flavors.  My hubby has to have a Coke one, my Daughter and I both prefer the Blue Raspberry and well my Son he loves them all and most times he has to put both the Wild Cherry and the Blue Raspberry together.  lol... I love a kid that knows his own tastes and sticks to them.  So when I decided to make my Icee card I wanted it to have all of us represented on the front of the card.  Then I pulled out the stamp set 'Warm Thoughts' for the sentiment on the inside of my card.  Needless to say, he really love the card.  
     Even though this is a DT card and I used mostly My Style Stamps for this card I do want to mention that I used my LF 'Quinn's ABCs' to get the ICEE on the front of this card.  It was so easy to do and if you 'Google' Icee, you'll find 100s of pictures showing their logo and whatnot.  As I said, it was easy to stamp and hand cut these out as the logo isn't perfect. I know we have all gotten where we love having matching dies for our stamps, but sometimes it's just too much money to get both so I try to not let that get in the way of my creativity. 
     One last thing before I let you go. be sure to check out My Style Stamps Blog.  Carol is ever so sweet and she works really hard to put up all our DT projects, cards and all.  So be sure to head over and give her some love.  Don't forget you can find us on Facebook and play along as well. We would love to see you there.
     Ok guys, if you've lasted this long with me I thank you ever so much.  I know I am a talker,  and can go on and on, so I will wish you all a very HAPPY EASTER if you celebrate it. 
     Talk at you later.
Hugs LisaG

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Our friendship is MAGICAL...

Hi guys,

     Wow, what a week.  I can honestly say that I am happy that it is almost Friday and I have the weekend off.  So, one more day of work and then it's time to get crafty or play outside!  :O) 
     As most of you know I am currently on the My Style Stamps DT, and on Fridays it is my day to post something I have created using these fantastic stamps.  So, for this week I decided to pull
out this adorable set from Halloween called What's Brewing.  Yes, you read correctly... It is a Halloween set and I happen to think this frog is just the Bee's Knees.  lol... He is such a cutie and as all cuties have friends I paired him up with these cute little butterflies from her Fly High set. 
     You see they all went to the park to enjoy a fantastic Spring day and smell the gorgeous (sequin) flowers while they are there.   Just go with me here.  lmbo....
     At any rate, I really love how this card came together and it just did exactly what I had envisioned it to do so I am a happy girl. 
     I hope you like as well, and I hope you all have a wonderful Spring weekend.  Talk at you all later.
Hugs Lisa G
Sorry for the weird angle on this one.  I don't know what I was doing here.  lol...
stamps-What's Brewing & Fly High-MSS
cs-Neenah Solor white classic crest 80lb & Spring Rain-PTI
embossing folder-cloudy sky-Darice
sequins-lollipop, tea rose & clear-MSS
grass die-LF
crack accents-Ranger
gel pen -Sakura
extra fine point-white Sharpie
inks-summer sky & tuxedo black-Memento

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thinking of You...

Hi guys,

     I'm not sure anyone even comes to my blog anymore,  but I miss it and I want to start sharing my cards again.  I have been super busy between work, family, the My Style Stamps DT and making cards for the shop here in town that other than posting to the MSS Facebook page and making a YouTube video once in awhile,  I just don't have enough time in a day .  Not complaining in anyway, just telling it like it is.  lol... I'm sure most of you can relate.
    So, I want to share this cute card that I made for the MSS designer Sketch Challenge #1 over on Facebook.  We are hosting these challenges on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and for this one you have until March 31st to get up to three projects done and posted for your chance to win a $10 GC to the MSS shop. So be sure to check us out over on Facebook. 
     With this card I used the awesome stamp set called 'Warm Thoughts' and as you can see it is perfect for card making.  I am very happy with how she turned out.  I even used this fantastic 'charcoal' cardstock from Neenah as my base color on my card and I love it.  I am thinking you'll be seeing more of that color in the future as I really really love how nice it looks.  :O) 
     Ok guys, I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and if I don't get back here until next week have a great weekend as well. 
Hugs LisaG
I used every stamp in the set for this card and I am sure I will be using it again to make more cards real soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What Cake?

Hello everyone.
     I hope that you have all had a great week.  I have to work tomorrow and Saturday, but I wanted to put up a post and share a little of what I have been up to. 
     As most of you know I am on the Design Team for My Style Stamps and we post daily to our Facebook page.  My day to post my projects or cards is on Friday, so I seem to be neglecting my blog lately.  I have also been making YouTube videos as well and that has lead to even more neglect of my blog.  :O( 
     So, as my blog is my heart and my beginning on this wonderful journey of Copic coloring and crafting in general I really wanted to come and say "Hi" and see what all of you have been up to.  I am hoping to get back into my blog, so please come back if you can and visit. 
     I wanted to share with you all a card I made with the stamp set ' What Cake?' from My Style Stamps.  I just love this little lady and the fact that she is trying to hide the cake that she has just devoured.  lol... I also have a very good friend who's Birthday is coming up next week and I wanted to make her a card.  So I put them both together and this is what I came up with.   I used my enamel dots (yes, I am still hopelessly addicted to them) to bring out the party feel to my card while using softer tones as that is what my friend really loves as far as color schemes go. 
     I had a great time coloring this stamp and I really enjoyed using my Glossy Accents to help bring out the yummy goodness of the frosting that is dripping out of her mouth.  :O) 
     I hope you all enjoy my card and if you get a chance be sure to check us out of Facebook and at Nicole's shop as well.  She always has great products and specials going on.  These stamps are photopolymer and they really stamp up wonderfully.
     Ok guys, have a great weekend and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

stamps: What Cake-MSS & Brushed-AE
dp-scrap pack-Joann Fabrics
enamel dots-MME-DL & Recollections
Copic Markers

Friday, February 6, 2015

I'm Banana's over My Style Stamps...

Hi there.

     I hope you all had a wonderful week.  I know for me this week just flew bye.  I have to work tomorrow, but I am hoping to get some crafty time in once I get home and with the Super Bowl behind us now I am sure to have time Sunday to get inky and play with my stamps.
     As you know, Friday is my day to put up a post over on the Facebook page for My Style Stamps.  This week I decided to give it a go at making some of my own 'pocket page inserts'.  I have a good friend that loves to scrapbook that way, but doesn't have the budget to go out and buy a lot of the pre-made cards that go along with that style of scrapbooking.  Well, I thought that gave me a great opportunity to make her a pack of cards that would work into the kinds of pages that she like to scrap.
     Thanks to my ever growing collection of  My Style Stamps stamps  I was able to make her up a few cards just last night. I think it took me all of 45 minutes to make them all and I had so much fun doing it.   I just ordered a BUNCH of stamps from the My Style Stamps store this last weekend as Nicole had all of her stamps in the store on sales, so once I get my haul I am sure that I will be able to make even more cards for her. The best part is that I know she is going to LOVE these cards as they are made to fit in with her children and with her lifestyle.  
     If you haven't made your own cards, or if you know someone that would love cards made for them I really encourage you to give this idea a try.  It wasn't my idea, it was Danielle Pandeline from our Facebook group who came up with the idea on her post Tuesday, but I just had to have a go at it.  :O)  As I mentioned, I was playing with this, but I have so many more ideas in my head now that I can only imagine just how elaborate you could get with this.  
     We would love to see what you come up with, so please come over to our Facebook page and share any and all the things you make.  You don't have to use My Style Stamps to play, you don't have to make page cards,  Nicole just wants to you come over and play with us.  If you happen to use our stamps that is GREAT, but please remember with My Style Stamps we are about the creativity, not just the stamps!  SO have FUN!!!
     Ok guys off to work I go.  Have a wonderful weekend and I will talk at you later.
Hugs LisaG

Backside of the card. 

backside of card....

once again the backside of the card..


stamps-Banana's, Frightfully Delightful, Fly High, Monster Hugs and Build a Blossom-MSS
dp-Misc. 6x6 paper pads
dies-Stitched Journeling card-LF

Friday, January 30, 2015

My Style Stamps Bag Challenge...

Hi guys.

     I hope you all had a great week!  Can you believe that it is that tomorrow is the very last day of January 2015?  I know they say as you get older time goes by faster, by my word. Can't it just slow down just a tad?   lol....
     I am going be real quick with this.  Today I went down to the Made in (our town) shop to add six more Valentine's cards to sell., I am so excited to tell you that so far all of the cards I have taken down have been sold.  I am in shock that anyone would pay that much for a homemade card, but I'm not complaining.  :O)  I am so happy and I hope that it continues to be a good thing for me.
     OK, let's get to the reason I am popping into my blog today.  That would be so that I can share the fact that over on Facebook all the MSS girls have been working all week to provide inspiration for all of us and to get us excited about making something crafty with paper bags. Now, don't get worried,  if you're like me you might be thinking."I'm don't do that, I am a card makers."  or something along those lines.  I know when Nicole first shared that with us all I was worried that I wouldn't come up with anything good let alone anything I would want to share with anyone.
     As you can see I found out just how mistaken I was. This project turned out to be just about the most fun and relaxing I have had while crafting in a long time. I couldn't believe  how much FUN decorating gift bags is!!!  Yes, I made my own bags out of printer paper and some light weight card stock. I had a great time decorating them with the Build a Blossom stamp set from MSS.  I had so, so much fun making these,... that I am going to sit down tomorrow and make a few to take to the shop for people to purchase. I think people would like a set of 4 or 5 made to look like they could put candy in them for Valentine's Day.  It's fun, it original and the stamps are fantastic!
     So I ask ask you want are you waiting for?  Head over to our Facebook group and join in on the fun. Check our Nicole's store while your there as she is having a 30% off most everything in the shop  (THIS WEEKEND ONLY - STARTING TODAY!!!) so she will have room for the new and I must say it "EXCITING" things that she has coming in.
     Go have fun, be crafting and enjoy yourself.  Thanks for stopping by.  I will talk at your later.
Hugs LisaG

This is the first bag I made.  I stamped after I folded the bag and I only stamped
 the front.  I love how it turned out, but I had a great time with the second bag.

This second bag was stamped before it was folded up into a bag and I really
love how it turned out.  Noticed how it looks so different, but both
bags were made with the same stamp set!!!

Side view: Stamping all around! 

Back view:  Notice the seam in the paper?  Looks like I bought this bag with
the way it is made and the pattern that is so pretty as well. :O)  

This is the bag made out of  light weight card stock.  I didn't use MSS, but only to
show to you that we really do want to see what you make even if you haven't
been able to pick up any YET!!!  I love how this turned out as
well and I am going to be putting some candy in there for my Sweetheart of a
Husband for Valentine's Day.  
Printer paper-Georgia Pacific & Cardstock- core'dinations -solid core Parisian Nights-Darice-Joann Fabrics
MSS-Build a Blossom & Misc. others for my non-MSS bag.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm Banana's over you...

It's Finally Friday.

     Yes, that is what the M&Ms and I say to each other every week.  We Thank God it's Thursday and then we are all very happy when it's Finally Friday.  lol.... We like to do our thing around here.
     One of the great things about Friday's for me is the fact that it is my day to share with you all my DT project or card for My Style Stamps.
      This week I am still on my card making kick of taking a great stamp set that maybe wasn't made or intended for a specific holiday and getting it to work perfectly for what I want it for anyway.  I headed over to Nicole's shop here and picked up this adorable set called  'Bananas' .  The second I found this stamp set I knew that he just had to be made into a Valentine's card!  This is an adorable little stamp set that has four images(one main image) and three sentiments in it.
     Once I got my little guy all colored up I wanted to change up my card design as well, so I die cut a circle out of the lower right portion of both my DP and card stock so that he would have the perfect frame around him all the time.  I then hand cut out this speech bubble to make it look like he was "Bananas" for someone.  It didn't take me long from there to add a Valentine's Day greeting on the inside along with his bananas and I had an instant card!
     I was also lucky enough to find these awesome red heart bling at the Dollar Store here in town as well.  I am both pleased and shocked to tell you that they are just wonderful. They come with a stick back to them and let me just say not one of them has fallen off.  That make this crafty girl very very happy.
     Ok guys it may be Friday, but I still need to work the whole day before I can spend my weekend working on cards and watching a movie with Jerry and the M&Ms, Before I go, don't forget to check us out on our blog here and of course you need to come on over to our FaceBook group here and join in with all the fun.  My Style Stamps isn't just about cards and that is what we want to share with you.
 So I hope you all a very good day and I will talk at you later.

Hugs Lisa G

stamps Bananas-MSS & Happy Everything-LF
dp-Love Me-MME
gems-Dollar Store
Spellbinders circles-sm & lg

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sending Monster Hugs.

     Hello everyone.

     Well it's almost Friday and that means it's time for me to share a little project or card that I've made for My Style Stamps!
     I have to tell you I have been really excited to sit down for a little bit and make this card.  I knew just as soon as Nicole asked me onto the DT that I wanted to use my 'Monster Hugs' stamp set that I have loved since Halloween when she released this set.
     So, for my inspiration for you all this week I just want to share the idea of using your stamps out of the box.  Just because you bought them for one holiday or one occasion it doesn't mean that they can't be used in a unique new way that perhaps even the designer didn't think about.  I encourage you to take a look at your stamps and see what you have and just how you are going to come up with something that they were not intended for, but indeed work out to be just great on something else.
     Ok, so onto my card.  I just thought that with the sentiment "sending monster hugs'" that this set would make the perfect!   lol....  As you can see I pulled out some really cure patterned paper and gave my monsters a little bit of traditional Valentine colors.  Added that great sentiment and Voila!  Instant and fun Valentine's card!
     I hope you have all enjoyed this. Be sure to head over to our sight on Facebook page  and play along with us.
     Until next time, have a great weekend and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

stamps-Monster Hugs-MSS & Happy Everything-LF
cs-Neenah classic crest & Red Pepper-Neenah Testure
dp-Love Me-MME
Heart Jems-Dollar Tree

Friday, January 9, 2015

Live in the Moment...

Good morning!

     Yes, it is finally Friday and I am so excited to share with you all my very first DT project that I made for My Style Stamps.
     Nicole (creator and owner of MMS) was nice enough to send us all a digi of her very first stamp set.  It is called 'Wish I was' and you can still buy the complete set at her store here.   I think you will find that she is so adorable and you can use her for so many things.
     My idea for her was to put her on my coupon binder so that I could see her every time I reached for my Joann Fabrics coupons or all my other crafty coupons that I either write down for the month or week.  At any rate I love that she is sitting here with all her work done ready to play.  :O)  In my binder I am able to put in my little calculator, (have to be able to add up those discounts) as well as a notepad that helps me remember what I just HAVE to purchase.  lol...
     I colored her up first than as my daughter suggested I gave her a gorgeous red washer to sit on.  I used my Glossy Accents on top of the whole washing machine as they are always shiny.  I hope you can see that in my pictures as it just makes it all the more adorable.  Anyway, I then added in Versamark some little sentiments and works to show that she is off to have a great time.
     You might notice that she has a little beauty mark high on her check, that would be from my Copic marker having it's own ideas. So.... I just added the mark so that I didn't have to start from scratch as so far I was loving how she was working out.
     I hope you all enjoy this and get some of your own ideas going as well.  Be sure to head over to our Facebook page and add any and all that you come up with. It doesn't have to be just with our stamps, it can be an idea that you found on our page and made it into your own.
     If you check out our Facebook group you will find out that Nicole and Steph are giving away a $20 & $10 gift card to the My Style Stamps shop. All you have to do is play along with us and share your projects and your cards. It's all up to you and we hope to see you there.
     Until then I hope you all have a great weekend. Talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

REMEMBER : We are on Facebook here!  Our blog is here! and you can always purchase from Nicole and My Style Stamps  HERE!!!

stamps-Wish I was-MMS & Ticket2stamp-TSOL, A Birdie Told Me & Harold's ABCs-LF
cs-Neenah Classic Crest -Solar white & simply chartruese-PTI
inks-Versamark & onxy black-Versfine
Copic Markers:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Copic image of 2015

Hello there.
     I hope that you all had a great weekend. Can you believe it is 2015 already?  Well, I am not of a New Year's resolution kind of girl, but I do have a few things that I really just want to work on this year.  Not just to get to the finish line, but to prove to myself that I can do things.  lol.... Sounds so deep.

     One of the things I really want to do this year is take a class from Kit and Clowder.  I have seen so many people that I've always thought were very good colorist that have really just become fantastic colorist.  It's not that I think I will be GREAT, or that I don't think my cards aren't good enough now, it's just that I want to do this and I am hoping to get started this coming weekend.  Yay!!! I am so excited!  I pay my "tuition" tomorrow, and then I am going to study my fingers off.  Wish me luck!?
     So, because I truly want to work at this I decided to mark my coloring now so that I can look back and see for myself if I am improving along this journey.  Hence my blog post title.  :O)  Yep, this is my first colored image for 2015, and because as I look back at my blog for the last year,  I see that I really haven't been coloring as much as I want to I really feel that I need to step it up and make sure to color a little bit each day.  No, I may not be posting all that I color, but I am going to try really hard to share as much as I can.
     I guess, my post should say first 'Shared' image of 2015 as I have colored something from My Style Stamps, but you guys don't get to see that until Friday.  hehee....Anyway....
     I hope you all have a great week, and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

I was hoping to show the Wink Of Stella I used on this'\
sweet dove!
stamp-Canary Love-SC
cs- Neenah Solor White 110lb & Recollections corrugated cards
dp-Everyday eclectic-ep
tags-keepsakes-Multicrafts & gifts
Bling Hearts-WRMK
Copic Markers