Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ISS Wednesday Challenge: Brown & Blue!!

Today was my turn to host again on the InStyle Stamps blog-only this time for the Wednesday Challenge- did you know that there's a challenge there with a prize every Wednesday?

This week's challenge is a color challenge- and using my FAVORITE color combination BROWN & BLUE! (I'm a little partial since they were also my wedding colors)

For my card, I used Ava Floating, I colored her using Copics (of course!) and added Stickles to her wings for some added sparkle & bling! The sentiment is computer generated with a free font I downloaded from

A close up to see her sparkly wings! :)

I also used a Sakura Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the sentiment- which is difficult to see in the picture, but I swear it's there!

- Ava Floating (
InStyle Stamps)
DB Clouds (Hero Arts)
- Scalloped/Circle nestabilities (
- Patterned Paper (
American Crafts)
- Stickles (
- ribbon, clear gems, chocolate pearls, buttons
- Copic markers

Thanks for visiting- and go check out the Wednesday Challenge on ISS- you could win a digital image of your choice!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just Saying Hello....

I used Annika from The Greeting Farm on this card I'm sending to my niece while she's at camp. She's away for the week at a science camp with her entire class (how fun is that?!?) . And it's always fun to get mail when you're away from home right?

- Annika (The Greeting Farm)
- All Occasion Messages, DB Dots & Flowers (Hero Arts)
- Scalloped/Rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders)
- Medium corner rounder (EK Success)
Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Patterned Papers (My Mind's Eye)
- white gel pen (Ranger)
- ribbon, buttons
- Copics!

As always thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birthday Princess

Hello out there! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We spent Saturday evening with friends at a 5-year-old's birthday party- & I thought this Princess Clarissa digi from InStyle Stamps was a perfect fit for the occasion!

(Sorry for the bad pic- had to snap a quick one as we were running out the door!)
ISS Princess Clarissa
Supplies: Princess Clarissa (InStyle Stamps), DB Clouds & Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts), Scalloped/Rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Loopy border punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon, buttons, white gel pen, stickles Copics

Oh! Thanks so much for all of your votes over at the InStyle Stamps blog hop last week- I had a blast & appreciate all the luv! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Trick or "Treats" Blog Hop!

Happy Friday!

TGIF! It's the day that you've all been waiting for- the InStyle Stamps monthly blog hop & release!!

This month's theme is "treats". Halloween is right around the corner, and the Arizona weather is finally starting to cool off- (99 degrees F is cool right?)

There are some super cute images being released toeday!! Be sure to visit each one of the design team member's blogs and see their fabulous projects! After you've seen them all go back to InStyle Stamps and vote for your favorite DT project and leave a comment telling us "What is your favorite fall treat?" The design team member with the most votes will win a prize and a winner will be randomly drawn from the comments left on the ISS blog! You have until 11:59pm (EST) Saturday- winners will be announced Sunday (Comments are also loved and appreciated on each designer's blogs too!) .

Here is super adorable Frankie! I made this acetate box from a template on Splitcoast Stampers -but tweaked the dimensions a bit to make it a 3"x3"x4.5" in size (to fit more treats!)

Supplies: Frankie (InStyle Stamps), Loopy border punch (Martha Stewart), Patterned paper (K& Company), Oval & Scalloped oval nestabilities (Spellbinders), acetate-transparency film, ribbon, button, Copics! (& candy!)

Check out what the rest of the team has created:
Lysa <-- You are here!


Thanks for stopping in & happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Sneak Peeks!

Hi there!

I'm back again today with my final sneak peek for InStyle Stamps- the release is tomorrow!!

Straight from the pumpkin patch- Patches is all ready to go Trick-or-Treating!

Supplies: Patches (InStyle Stamps), Oval & Scalloped nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scalloped border punch (Stampin' Up!), white gel pen (Ranger), buttons, ribbon, twine, Copics!

Miss Honey Bunny is ready too! Though I think she's still as shocked as I am that Halloween is right around the corner!

Supplies: Honey Bunny & sentiment (InStyle Stamps), Rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders), white gel pen (Ranger), Prima flowers, buttons, string , Copics!

Thanks for stopping in! I'll be back again tomorrow for the ISS blog hop & release- I have another project just waiting to be shared with you! Have a great day!

Post-It™ Note holder crazy!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to stop in to tell you how crazy I am! After I did the tutorial over the weekend, I was a little Post-It™ Note holder happy and made a bunch of them! I thought they would make cute gifts to give my mom & sisters to keep in their purses (that way we can never forget anything again!)

Here are some I made with Mieko- including the one from the tutorial, I still need to make at least one more too! (notice that I rounded the outside corners)

And of course I couldn't go without making some of these for my nieces & nephew! Thought they would love to have them in their backpacks- or just for fun. For these I used Ava Leaning and Nathan!

Thanks for stopping in! Check out the ISS blog today for a new challenge hosted by none other than my sis Maylee- you can play along to win a free digi of your choice!

Please come back tomorrow too- I'll have a few more sneak peeks before the ISS blog hop & image release on Friday!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

ISS Method Monday!


Today was my turn on the InStyle Stamps blog to host "Method Monday". For those of you new to ISS- Every Monday, all the fabulous DT members have a turn to share a tutorial on a fun method or technique. This was actually my first time doing a tutorial so I hope everything is clear!

I found this Post-It™ Note Holder project on a great resource, Splitcoast Stampers and thought it would be perfect!

First, the supplies:
- (1) 4"x7" piece of card stock
- (3) 3" x 3¾" pieces of card stock
- (3) 2¾" x 3½" pieces of patterned paper
- (1) ¼" x 1½" piece of card stock
- (2) 5" strips of ribbon
- (1) small pencil or pen
- Post-It™ Notes
- Strong adhesive tape (I used red-line tape)
- Dimensional adhesive (Pop-dots)
- Scoring tool (I used a Scor-Pal)
- Scissors
- Stamped & colored image
- Embellishments

Step 1: With the 4"x7" piece of card stock, Score on the long side at 3¼" from both sides.

Step 2: Fold on both score lines to form a ½" spine.

Step 3: Mat each piece of patterned paper on the 3" x 3¾" pieces of card stock.

Step 4: Adhere one of the matted pieces to the front of the folded cover.

Step 5: Using the red-line tape secure the ribbon in the center of the inside cover.

Step 6: Adhere the other 2 matted pieces of patterned paper to the inside to cover the ribbon ends.

Step 7: Take the backing sheet off of the Post-It™ Notes and place them in the bottom right corner.

Step 8: Take the ¼" x 1½" piece of card stock and wrap it around the pen/pencil and adhere the ends together.

Step 9: Using the red-line tape, place & stick the card stock loop to the base of the cover, under the Post-It™ Notes.

Step 10: Close the holder and tie the ribbon in a bow.

Step 11: Decorate the front! I colored and trimmed out Meiko, mounted her with pop dots to a scalloped square. I also added "Notes" using diecut letters.

Thanks for stopping by- I hope you give the Post-It™ Note Holder a try!
(Please let me know if you have any questions!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sneaky Peek!

Hello & Happy Friday!

I'm back again with a sneak peek of one of the new images coming out at InStyle Stamps during next week's blog hop! I can't believe how fast this month has gone by- Halloween will be here before we know it! I guess I should start coming up with some Halloween/Fall decorating ideas!

I present to you Tooth Fairy Cynthia! I cut her out and layered her once with pop dots for some added dimension. There's also some sparkly stickles around her- but hard to see in the picture.

Supplies: Tooth Fairy Cynthia (InStyle Stamps), Stickles (Ranger), buttons, ribbon, gems, Copic Markers

This image is perfect for a scrapbook layout, for notes to the Tooth Fairy and for notes back from her "helpers" :) Be sure to check her out- she and some more super adorable images will be released next FRIDAY!

I also have a few more sneak peeks up my sleeve as well!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happily Ever After....


Back again today with a wedding card to share :) A friend of my sister's is getting married this weekend in beautiful San Diego- and my adorable 3 year old niece is one of the flower girls!

I made this card using her wedding colors as inspiration- blew the dust off this Stampin' Up! wedding set and it was a perfect match!

Supplies: To Have and to Hold (Stampin' Up!), Circle nestabilites (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Girls are Weird diecut letters (Sizzix) Prima flowers, pearl and flower gems, string, atyouSpica glitter pen, Copic Markers

Thanks for coming by! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a sneak peak from InStyle Stamps!

ISS- Club Anime Release!

Hi there!

It's a big day over at InStyle Stamps! It's half way through the week and half way through the month which means it's "Over the Hump Day- blog candy giveaway day!"

This month ISS is giving away 3 custom CD cases that contain 5 Journal Cynthia images printed on Neenah paper for you to color and a CD filled with InStyle Stamps non-Anime images. That's over 80 images, absolutely free...just for leaving a comment!!! How great is that!?! Be sure to pop on over to InStyle Stamps for all the details on how you can be entered to win.

Not only that- it's also time for the October release of new images & kit at Club Anime. If you haven't already checked it out- what are you waiting for?!?!

Here is a card I created with super cute Corrine rockin' out with her iPod!

Supplies: Corrine (ISS- Club Anime), Patterned paper (Bo Bunny), Allegro embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Thickers vinyl letter stickers (American Crafts), Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!), gems, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

You're #1


Happy weekend to all of you! This is Lilah and she thinks you're #1 for coming by for a visit!

I love all these anime images from InStyle Stamps- they are just the cutest! I've been practicing coloring with my Copics for different shades of hair.. made need some more colors to try more (LOL), I think this auburn brown fits her well :)...

Supplies: Lilah (Instyle Stamps), Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye), Oval & Scalloped oval nestabilities (Spellbinders), white gel pen (Ranger), ribbon, buttons, Copic Markers

Check out the ISS blog if you haven't already! There's a challenge every Wednesday- Joy's hosting this week-you can win a free digi of your choice!

Thanks for coming by!