- Lisa B
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania
- I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.
Monday, December 21, 2009
FInally...I am back up and running. I got an alarm system put in my house and somehow I lost internet service. Then we got hit with about 24 inches of snow!
I couldn't resist using one of Peachy Keen Stamps adorable faces on this martini glass! I am starting my New Years resolution early and no it is not to excercise or eat healthy cause I have given up on making empty promises! I am a hoarder of scrap stuff. I buy and buy and somehow never get around to making anything with it. My friends tell me that I could open a craft store with just what I have. SO with this card I challenged myself to use stuff that I haven't used yet. Bring out the old so to speak! I found the very first paper pack that I bought about 9 or so years ago (sadly it is still almost full) and made myself pick paper from that. Then I cut out my martini glass at 4 3/4" on my Cricut using the FROM MY KITCHEN cartridge that I never used yet. I won a challenge a while ago and just got the prize in the mail (all the way from Israel!!) so I figured I would use a stamp from that. It is Autumn Leaves Winter holidays stamp set, I picked the New Year & Jan. 1 stamps. I bought this huge set of Martha Stewart glitter so I decided to use that on the stamps instead of ink for some extra bling. For the adorable face on the martini glass I used Peachy Keen PK-491 Everyday Character faces stamp set. The overall size of the card is 6X6.
I used my Prismacolor pencils to color it, Stickles, various ribbon that I have had for ages, and some flat buttons to give it some bling.
I made this card to fit several challenges:
Peachy Keen Sketch challenge
Winter Wonderland New Years challenge
Doodle Palace New Years challenge
The Corrosive Challenges - bling challenge
Charisma Cardz Anything But Christmas Challenge
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes Challenge
I wish ALL of you a New Year filled with much love, happiness & Health!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
How cute are these stamps?????? I just love them!!! They have just been released over at Peachy Keen Stamps. I used the new PK-329 Chill Baby Chill Snowman Set for the stamps and the sentiment from PK-328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set. Unfortunately I just couldn't get a good picture of it. The glitter looks yellow in the pics but of course its not!
The stamp set came with the same stamp but different sizes. I started this card out by stamping two images with the intention of seeing which one I liked the best. But then I thought it looked cute just as it was so I left it like it was and the card took off from there.
I made this card to fit Peachy Keen recipe challenge. The challenge was to use Polka dots, stripes, a stamped image and a border. I used the Martha Steward Snowflake border punch along with various scraps of DP. I colored the stamps with my Prismacolor pencils, glitter and a DecoArt liquid gold pen to accent. I stamped the image twice so I can cut out the hats to mount them with pop dots for that dimenionsal look.
This card also fits the Simon Says "Let It Snow" Challenge and the Charisma Cardz color challenge.
I made the card while I was on the phone with my friend. Kinda bummed because I was looking forward to her coming up this weekend so we could play with all of my new stamping stuff but unfortunately things changed. I told her that I could be the plump snowman and she could be the smaller snowman. I think I will send her this card...maybe it will put a smile on her face!
This image is due to be released this week over at Doodle Palace. These type of cards are excellent to have in your stash!! Since it tis' the season to be sick that is!!
I haven't been in my craft room for weeks and boy do I miss it! You would think if I haven't been in it that it would be clean but that isn't the case I am ashamed to admit! I am one of those messy stampers :(
I didn't have much time for this card and I had to do part of it with one of my little ladies on my lap. I added a question mark after feeling blue but not until after I took the picture.. Once I saw the color challenge over at SPCC I knew it was perfect to pair up with this stamp (hence the reason why I came up with that sentiment!). I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the images. I printed out the image twice and trimmed the head out of one of them and added it to the other image with some pop dots for dimension. I also used my Stampin Up inks to match with this weeks challenge, added some Prima flowers, sewed around the DP and used some various alphabet stickers for the sentiment.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This is an adorable image is from Dustin Pike. I used this for the Rosie-D's Lemon, Lime and ribbon challenge.
I used the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketch.
Creative Card Crew Strings attached challenge. I printed the stamp out twice and cut out the balloon and used pop up dots for dimension. I then cut out twine and used my exacto knife to make a slit in the turtles hand to tuck the twine into.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This was a card that I made that I had to follow a sketch. It will be featured in an Ezine shortly...details to follow!
I used the adorable digi image from Doodle Palace. Unfortunately "Last Minute Lisa" struck again and I literally submitted it minutes before the deadline. So of course I had no time to fix my errors and I am mad at myself for that but OH WELL lesson learned I guess!
This card is for the Allsorts Child Challenge.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Here is an image that is due to be released at Doodle Palace this week. I just love it!! I can feel the warmth coming from this card :)Okay it is late so I am a bit wacky but it does have that cozy feel to it and makes me look forward to warming up by the fire. I added lots of bling to the card by using glitter and stickles. I also popped up the image with pop dots for more dimension which you really can't make out in the photo. This is a wonderful image to own!
I entered this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Snow Challenge
Cute Card Thursday Glitter Me Silly Challenge
Cupcake CraftDigital Image challenge
Magical Crafts FortnightlyRecipe challenge
This week over at Digital-Ink Cothey are having a really fun sketch challenge with an adorable digi stamp up for grabs to the winner. Below is my take on the sketch using an adorable Teddy Bear by Stamping Dragon. This stamp is a must have addition to your collection. He can be used for virtually anything from Birthdays, Get Well's, Thinking of you, etc. etc....plus he is super cute! I cut him out and popped him up with mounting dots which you really can't see in the photos.
Make sure you stop on by Digital-Ink Co blog and enter this weeks challenge...Remember you gotta be in it to win it!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
When I saw the challenge over at Color Throwdown I thought to myself "there is no way I can do something with that!" and I figured I was stumped and going to move on. But then I sat down and realized the key word here...CHALLENGE so I put my thinking cap on and got to work. I wasn't sure what I was going to do and those colors just spoke FALL to me so I took out my Close to My Heart Treetops stamp set and went to work. I wasn't sure how the colors were going to look together so I tried it out. This was my first try at it and I was like Hot diggity dog they do work! I put it aside to complete today when I woke up and planned to stamp it all over again to get a perfect stamp. BUt I decided to keep my trial set even though it is a little uneven and such because..well nothing in life is perfect and my stamping certainly is not! This is a very clean and simple card that can be used for many different occassions.
Stampin Up Inks: Really Red, Only Orange, & So Saffron ( I didn't have Crushed Curry and this was the closest I had)
Sizzix embossing folder
The sketch was for the 2RedBananas Challenge, the color theme was for the Color Throwdown challenge, and the embossing was for the Corrosive Challenge
Saturday, November 14, 2009
When I saw this stamp from Lil Diva Stamps I fell in love. I just want to pinch their chubby checks! I think I am going to go back and make the lamb fluffy but for now I am leaving it as is since I already thought it would be a good idea to make some changes and I ended up ruining it so I need to WALK AWAY! The coloring looks awful in the picture but in person it is much nicer. My batteries in the camera are going dead so the pics came out horrible.
I used the sketch from Stamp, Scrap & Doodle challenge. The other challenges I submitted this card to are:
Digital Tuesday's Holiday Wishes Challenge
A Spoon Full of Sugar Create a Scene challenge
Charisma Cardz Merry & Bright challenge
Friday, November 13, 2009
This was a card that I had started a couple of days ago for the Stamp, Scrap & doodle special folds challenge. But of course "Last Minute Lisa" struck again and waited to last minute..literally! I put the whole card together and wrote my message on the inside. I then decided to sew the edges but my machine jammed and left all of these holes in it and it was not a pretty pattern so I had to think quick (while cursing myself the whole time)and put some brown adhesive ribbon to hide the marks. I then stamped a tree on the outside but didn't like the way it came out so I tried to cover it up...and well that didn't work so well. Then I accidentally deleted the photos of the inside of the card and I already sent it out so unfortunately this was all I was left with!!! aRGGHHH
I put to eyelets in the center of the cards and threaded some very special ribbon to tie the card closed. The card was for a very, very special friend on her birthday and it drives her nuts that I don't measure. I use my fingers to measure sometimes!!! So on the inside of the card I put little arrows showing all the areas that I measured just for her! So her gift was that I measured actually (which if you knew her would make her very happy!) and the special treasure I threw in there was the special ribbon to tie the card closed. It was ribbon that I used for my daughters piggie tails...that in itself is worth a million bucks and trust me, just anybody doesn't get it!
Plus the whole challenge to myself was to use my scraps from the gift I made her from one of my many formula cans to put in her craft room to hold her pens, tools etc. I even tried to impress her more with a "MEASURED" gift box that I filled with some goodies. All of this was stuffed inside the can and shipped off to her. I know it isn't much but I wanted her to know that I loved her enough to actually measure for her! The box and the can are for the Pollycraft Monday CHallenge. The band slips off the box and it opens to reveal its treasures!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Getting in gear for Christmas with this card....well I am trying to anyway!! I used the image from Doodle Palace to complete this card. I printed out the image and trimmed it, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, accented it with liquid applique and then popped it up with mounting squares. I cut out the snowflake in different layers, colored it with DecoColor liquid silver then covered each layer with glittler & finished it off with a gem. What you really can't tell in the photo is that I alternated with blue glitter and white glitter on the different layers. I also embossed the mating with of course my newest edition to my ever expanding craft room...my Cuttlebug.
Doodle Palace I went with the primary colors
Inspirational Card Sketch I used the sketch from this challenge/
Crafty Creations pull out challenge
Cute Card ThursdayPrimary colors challenge
Stamp SomethingRecipe challenge - ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Creative Card Crew Ribbon & Gem challenge
I know, I know but I can't help it but I am so excited!! I was asked to be a guest designer at Digital-Ink Co which of course I was honored to do. This week the challenge was "Quotes" so I found this quote which I just loved and had some rocketship DP to pair up with the digi stamp by Lil' Diva Stamps. The quote reads "Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars."
Well I am off to work on the challenge for next week!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I have decided to send out some Thanksgiving cards to let my family know how much I love them and they mean to me. I have a wonderful, wonderful extended family that have been by my side thru the worst time of my life...and they continue to do so thru now a happy time in my life. I christened the girls and some of my familiy members drove over 5 hours and stayed in a hotel to be there.
SO when I saw the challenge over at Sheetload of Cards I knew it was perfect. I hate to measure things..actually I am afraid of the ruler actually but it gives you all the dimensions to make several cards at once. It kinda idiot proofs cardmaking..which is what I need! What is even greater is that these cards fit into a business size envelope. It is a very simple card but one I hope my family members will appreciate. I plan on writing a really nice note in there..especially since these are very late!
These cards fit:
Sheetload of Cards November Challenge
Mojo Monday Sketch challenge
Bitten By The Bug "Thankful" Challenge. I cut out the branches from Storybook in 3".
Friday, November 6, 2009
I have wanted to get the Cuttlebug for sometime for the embossing folders. I used to have to do it the "old fashion" way. I bought it about a week ago and I just haven't gotten around to using it. It is amazing how much detail it adds with simply a turn of the wheel! I used the distressed stripes embossing folder.
I do alot of baking year round actually so I assume people will defintely be expecting some goodies from me this holiday season. So this card will come in handy when I pair it up with some fresh goodies from my kitchen.
This image as well as the sentiment is from Nina May over at There's Magic in the Air. Nina gives away free images weekly so you can enter her contest so stop on by & snag the image while you can...don't forget to leave a "Thanks" comment and show her some love!!
This card fits some great challenges so if you have time, make sure to stop on by these blogs to enter and snoop around..or shall I say Blurfing..a new term that I just learned ~ For those who are like me and had no idea what that meant it means blog surfing...makes sense!
Sketch Saturday Sketch challenge
There's Magic in the Air I used Nina's image as well as her sentiment.
2Red Bananascolor challenge
Kaboodle Doodles Fall theme challenge
The Cuttlebug Spot Give Thanks challenge
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I put this card together this morning using several challenges rolled into one.
This is an example of one of my favorite things about "blogland". I would of never thought of putting several elements of this card together if it wasn't for the challenges. This is a great universal card to have in your stash.
This card was for:
CardPaterns Sketch Callenge
The Pink Elephant Color Challenge
Stamptacular Sunday Friendship Challenge
One Stop Craft Text Challenge
Saturday Spotlight "in So Many Words" challenge
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I came across this paper that was cut for a project that I never finished (hmmm, imagine that!). I thought it would be fun to use that paper up and get it out of my wonderfully HUGE scrap paper bins. This stamp is a sneak peak from Doodle Palace that will be released Wednesday. It has a cute dog having some Christmas Fun sneaking a peak to see what Santa Paws left him in his stocking. What's great about this stamp, you can cut out the dog and use him for any holiday/occassion. I designed a matching ornament to go with the card. My friend Kim sent me my DoodleBug Crushed Velvet flock that I couldn't find over here so I just had to find a way to use it on this card. I added it to the puppies ears, nose and I even put it on the dog bones to give it a little texture. Used Stickles, glitter and liquid applique on the stocking and Pointsettas. I also used oodles of mounting squares to give the Pointsetta & stocking dimension. The ornament can be given has a gift to hang on a tree, door knob or even around a gift. I went out and bought the Bowdabara thinga-ma-jig since I am severly bow challenged and well...to make a funny story short, I returned it to the store today! Guess I am back to being Bow challenged! Guess it is a good thing that I have slip on shoes!
This card completes several challenges:
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Christmas Card & Ornament challenge
Digital Tuesdays Challenge. I tried to make the flowers stand out on the card and the ornament by adding several layers and curling the edges upwards and downwards.
Digital Ink color challenge
Creative Craft X-Mas challenge
Penny's Paper-Craft Winter Theme Challenge
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I found out that a woman that I volunteered with was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I was very touched when I found out that she said that I have inspired her and hearing my story has helped her get thru this tough time in her life. So I wanted to send her a card with some inspirational sayings and some words of hope, strength & friendship from me. I started to post this last night but I kept on looking at the card thinking that I just don't like it..something is off. SO this morning I woke up and broke down the card and took off the elements that I didn't like. I am posting both pictures but the one I didn't like is the one with the yellow flower. I am sending her the one with the flower in the upper corner and the word HOPE in the center. The adorable Breast Cancer bear is from Doodle Palace.
I made this card to fit three challenges.
Charisma Cardz Daisy Challenge
Allsorts Furry Friends Challenge
Stamp,Scrap, Doodle Sketch Challenge
Friday, October 23, 2009
I am expecting company tonight so I am busy cooking, taking care of the twins AND trying to make a card for challenges that end (some do anyway) by tomorrow. As you can see in the picture some of my webs broke and they are only really noticeable when the card is opened but I simply didn't have the time to fix it and Heck I already glued everything down so I wasn't going back! Plus...I never seen a perfect spiderweb before, well okay maybe they are but let's just pretend!
This card fits several challenges which these days is the perfect card for me! I used the witch stamp from Peachy Keen PK-615 stamp set that is on clearance in her store.
The challenges I made this card for are:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Spooky Times challenge
Crafty Creations All Hallow Eve Challenge
Stamptacular Sunday - Spooktacular challenge
Cupcake Craft - Bump in the night challenge
Stampin for the Weekend - Haunting Good Time challenge
Stamp Something Halloween challenge
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This was probably the fastest card that I ever made. I just love fall time so maybe that is why. I used the sketch from Get Sketchy and the fall theme/colors from the Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Picture inspiration Challenge.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
One of my high school friends birthday is Monday so I wanted to hurry and make her a special card. And why not have it fit a challenge? Right!
This card is for the Peachy Keen Pink & Brown Challenge. We also had to use ribbon and some glitter. I used silver stickles for the candle. I am thinking of adding a bit of glitter to the gooey chocolate icing but I don't want to cover that scrumpish looking dessert up! I used the PK-241 Happy Birthday Kids stamp set for the sentiment and the cupcake. I wanted to keep the colors soft so I colored the cupcake in with my Prismacolor pencils and dusted the white background with a little Stampin Up! chalk. Another one of the reasons why I picked the cupcake is that we were both talking about how hard it is to diet and we desperately need to go on one!!!
SOrry about the pics but it was hard for me to keep the card closed while standing up.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here is a sneak peak of some new stamps that will be released tomorrow at Doodle Palace. I added alot of "bling" by using glitter, Stickles, and some red glitter stickers as well as glitter snowflake buttons. I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the green glitter paper. My friends and I are lovers of red wine so I know that I will be giving some away come this holiday season. For this tag I added the initial "B" for my friends last name. I wish I had some different colored ribbon but out of several and I mean several rolls of ribbon somehow I only have one Christmas ribbon!!
This bottle tag could be added to gift bags, door knobs or a bottle of anything that you are giving this holiday season. The tag is 9" in length so it would fit a bigger bottle also.
The tag is for Charisma Cards Distress Challenge,Digitial Tuesday's Things with Wings, and Stamp Something's Bling CHallenge.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Just wanted to pass this amazing blog candy along. Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away this amazing assortment of craft supplies to one lucky winner. This is good until October 23rd so don't miss out.
Visit her blog Peachy Keen Stamps blog for all the details and a chance to win!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I don't know if it happens to you crafty people out there in blog land but I had such a hard time with this card. It was suppossed to be something else entirely but I was struggling and struggling. I couldn't believe this darn card was going to take up my precious nap time (girls sleeping YIPPEE!). THen it was like a gift from the heavens. I got my package in the mail with my new Peachy Keen Stamps. When I went to her site I couldn't believe she has this set on clearance. I realized that the main image on my card I didn't like so I ended up tossing it and breaking in my new Peachy Keen stamps. I just hurried up and threw something together because I refused to let such a simple card take up anymore of my time. I just told myself that I will make a REAL card with the Halloween set for my next one. According to the website she only has like 3 sets left so you may wanna take a look. She even posted a coupon code for 10% off your order this week!
The stamps I used were Peachy Keen PK-615 Halloween Candlestick Delight
This card is for the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Recipe Challenge
Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge
Cute Card Spook Fest
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
One of my husbands dreams was to build a hot rod with my son. Sadly that will never happen since my son is now in heaven. But unfortunately since we didn't have kids that urge to build a car was able to materialize because it was just the two of us..no more saving up for kids college etc. I am glad because he really needed this and it kept him really busy. He is rebuilding a 56' Chevy Bel-Air. He had it painted Cobalt blue. When he first told me the colors I was like "UH no!" not a big fan of cobalt blue but then he told me why he wanted to choose those colors. My daughters birth stone is sapphire and my son's eyes were an amazing blue...I then fell in love with the idea. Building this car has been a form of healing for him..same as scrapping does for me. It kills him that his little man isn't with him to help but he plans to do some car shows and stuff for charity.
I went on ebay and found a stamp of a Chevy-Bel Air and I was thrilled! Well that was short lived. I got the stamp in and it is a beautiful sketch but when you stamp it, it comes out completely different and horrible!! I had to use paint, markers, stickles just to make it somewhat useable :( I never complained about anything on ebay but this will be my first! Especially because I planned to use the stamp for a scrapbook for him to show all of the pictures of the rebuild. When I was making this card I was soooo mad I started to cry! I wasn't even going to put this card up but once again "Last Minute Lisa" waited until the day before his birthday to make him a card. But then reality hit and I know the card is just gonna end up in my craft room laying around just like our anniversary card did! Men don't care about this stuff..atleast my man doesn't!
Okay...sorry about the rambling. This is also a continued part of the challenge to use the same sheet of paper until it is all gone (see 2 previous cards/posts). I completed this card to get it into several challenges and they are:
A Spoon full of Sugar Sketch Challenge I replaced the bows with buttons since it was for a man. I choose black buttons to represent "tires"
Color Throwdown challenge
Crafty Creations "Blue" challenge
I included a picture of the actual car in the midst of its journey in being rebuilt as well as a mural that was painted on the back in tribute of my children. Buzz was my son's favorite and Nemo was one of my daughters favorite movies to watch with her Grandpa who was the one who had the mural done to surprise my husband.
A friend of mine just found out she was pregnant after trying for many many years. I wanted to send her some Preggy Pops to help with the morning sickness. So I came up with this simple generic card that could either be for a boy or girl. The challenge to myself this week is to see how many cards I can do from one sheet of 12X12 paper. I hate cutting a piece of paper for a project and then just putting it aside. My scraps alone could probably go further than Ameila Earhart did! Most of my cards I use my scraps but for my last Rocker Boy card I cut a new sheet to fulfill a challenge. I found all the paper I used here in my scrap bins as well as the grass! When I stumbled upon that I said what a fun way to fulfill the challenge!
This card is for the Friday Sketchers challenge I used the grass and the stitching on top to represent the torn pages in the sketch.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This is an image that is due to be released tomorrow from Doodle Palace. The stamp set also comes with several sentiments that coordinate with the little rocker boy. I can make girly cards until the cows come home but boy/man cards are so hard to do because you don't want to put to much ribbon or flowers. I really think he is a cute image and could be used for almost anything. I left it generic so I could add it to my card stash and pull it out for a birthday, congrats card, or heck practically anything!
This card fits 2 challenges:
Stamp something's challenge The challenge here was to use the color brown and in different shades if you could.
Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge This was also a color challenge to use brown, orange and green.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Okey dokey...this was a project that I wanted to do for a couple of challenges combined and it took me sooooo long because I had to keep doing it in little bits and pieces because of my little "ghouls"..did I say Ghouls I meant girls at home!
These are some treat boxes made out of cardstock. Even though due to time I had to cut some corners so they didn't come out exactly like I wanted I still had fun doing them. The problem now is that there is so much work in them I don't want to give them away stuffed with candy so they could be thrown out! These coffin boxes would also look really cute as decorations around the house for Halloween. The coffins themselves are pretty big..bit bigger than a can of soda in height. There is so much detail but I didn't want to bore you with anymore photos. Each box is different in color on the inside.
Here is a brief list of supplies:
MS Drippy Goo punch
Doodle Palace sentiment
Peachy Keen Stamps I used the Monsters & More PK-553, Ghost with pumpkin PK-623, and PK-629 for the bat. I also used the large Halloween background stamp on Mrs. Dracula's dress but that is hard to make out in the photos.
The dolls are cut out at 4" on the Cricut
I designed these boxes to fit these challenges:
The Pink Elephant
A Spoon full of Sugar