Friday, July 31, 2009

Monthly Mix Butterflies...

Today I have a few more samples from the August Monthly Mix by Lizzie Anne Designs. I love this kit because it has so many great images and sentiments all mixed up together!

My first project uses the pretty little butterfly in the set, but I'm bummed because I added some glitter to it and it didn't photograph at all. You'll have to take my word for it...

As you can tell from all my cards and projects, I really love my edge punches and my embossing folders from Cuttlebug. I've paired them up on this card to give some texture to the brown edge and yet a different texture to the left edge of the card. I also used some white ink over the embossed edge so it would pop up a bit.

Card #1 Supplies: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Aug Monthly Mix); Cardstock ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ MME; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Edge Punch ~ SU; Ribbon ~ SU.

Card #2 Supplies: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Aug Monthly Mix); Cardstock ~ SU; Embossing Folders ~ Cuttlebug; Edge Punch ~ Fiskars; Ribbon ~ PTI; Ink ~ Versamark, Copics, SU; Butterfly Punch ~ Martha Stewart; Gems ~ Hero Arts.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What a find...

I was going through some things in my studio last night and found some supplies that I had set aside a few months ago when I was working on a big project. Guess what I found? This adorable little set from My Cute Stamps called Sweet Chocolate! I had tons of other things I needed to work on, but I was thrilled to find it so I had to use it.

On my first project today, I used my new box die from Stampin' Up! The box went together very easily and I just filled the bag with yummy milk chocolate chips! Although you can't see it in the picture, I used some Glossy Accents on the cherries and some glitter on the heart (on the tag).
On my next project, I used some Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff by Our Craft Lounge on the ice cream. Doesn't that look YUMMY?

Cherry Box Supplies: Stamps ~ My Cute Stamps (Sweet Chocolate); Cardstock ~ Doodlebug & SU; Ink ~ Versamark, Palette, Copics; Nestabilities; Glossy Accents; glitter; gingham ribbon.

Ice Cream Card: Stamps ~ My Cute Stamps (Sweet Chocolate); Cardstock ~ Doodlebug & PTI; Pattern Paper, gem & trim ~ Doodlebug; Ink ~ Versamark, Palette, Copics; Glossy Accents; Sparkly Fluff ~ Our Craft Lounge.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gift Card/Money Holder...

Today's project uses this adorable purse from the August Monthly Mix by Lizzie Anne Designs. When I saw this image, I knew it needed some funky paper & I think this is perfect!

The finished enclosure is approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" & uses a basic grey magnet to keep it closed. And the last picture shows the gift card/cash holder opened up.

I didn't use a template, just kind of made it up myself. It uses a half sheet of cardstock and 4 different patterns of coordinating paper (from SEI).

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (August Monthly Mix), Hero Arts Alphabet; Cardstock ~ SU, PTI; Pattern Paper ~ SEI; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Edge Punch ~ SU; Glassy Accents.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

LAD Sketch #89

I came up with another sketch this week for the Lizzie Anne Weekly Sketch. I had it pictured in my head and when I stamped it out, it was exactly how I wanted it {fyi - that doesn't happen very often}. I used the Lizzie Anne Designs Monthly Mix for August called Hey Sunshine. I LOVE that set! If you haven't signed up for it, check out the website so you can get free shipping on the first kit.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (August Monthly Mix, Everyday Sayings); Cardstock, Ink, Ribbon ~ SU; Edge Punch ~ Fiskars; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Blue Lotus Blossoms...

The other day I found some old card kits that I hadn't put together. I no longer had the images that I originally used on the cards, so I decided to adapt the layout and images. I think it turned out cool! This image is from the Magnificant Asian Backgrounds set by Simon Says Stamp. I watercolored the flowers in a light blue ink and then added a darker blue Copic on the edges. I also used my clear glitter pen to bring the flower to life a bit.

Hope you have a great Monday! I've been working like crazy on projects the last few weeks. I can't wait to show them all to you! Ta-Ta for now!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Simon Says Stamp (Magnificant Asian Backgrounds); Cardstock & Ribbon ~ SU; Ink ~ Palette, SU, Copics, atyou Spica glitter pen; Nestabilities.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bloomin' Doodles...

I just love this new set from Lizzie Anne Designs called Bloomin' Doodles. I decided to use it for the Dare to be Dirty Texture Challenge. This great set has now been released at Lizzie Anne Designs.

Supplies Used: Stamps & Digital Pattern Paper ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Bloomin' Doodles); Cardstock, Ribbon, Brads & Ink ~ SU.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lizzie Anne Day...

Today is the day all the new products go on sale over at Lizzie Anne Designs! I am so excited about this release & I'm super excited about the new Monthly Mix too! In fact, I have another sample using the August set ~ don't you just love this image?

I also added in two different Dare to Be Dirty Challenges while I was making this card ~ the sketch and using a clear item.

OH & I have one other thing ~ do you want a great deal on Nestabilites? Check out the special on the Lizzie Anne Designs Nestabilities Selection ~ WOW what a deal! (Note: You may need to wait until the morning on these because they are on Pacific time.)

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (August Monthly Mix); Cardstock ~ SU, PTI; Pattern Paper ~ Imaginisce; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Nestabilities; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Glitter.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lizzie Anne Sneak Peeks ~ Final Day!

Well it's the final day of sneak peeks and TOMORROW is the big day for the release. It's been such a fun week of projects.

My first project today is with the Love and Joy Labels set ~ however, I didn't do a label! I love all the images in this set! I used the piece of clear plastic that came with my stamp set & cut it out with my label die. Then I embossed it in my Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder & backed it with a piece of red cardstock to make it POP! I thought it turned out kinda of cool!

My next card is actually a CASE from the new SU catalog ~ but tweeked. On this project, I used the new set called Oh Christmas Tree! So here is the cover...

and here it is all opened up...

To see more fun samples and all the images, take a look over on the Lizzie Anne Blog. They are also having some great give-aways.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lizzie Anne Peeks ~ Day #2!

It's time for a few more sneak peeks & I love these sets too!

The first set I'm showing today is called Bloomin' Doodles & the matching Digital Paper Pack! This is just one of the pretty little blooms in this great set! For my project, I just used a lunch sack as the base & covered it with cardstock and pattern paper then used a Basic Grey magnet for the closure ~ Easy Peasy!

My second (and third) project are some simple Halloween cards using the new Hallow's Eve set. There are some great elements as well as main images and sentiments in this set. I was having fun using the elements for a few added touches on my cards.

Make sure you head on over to the Lizzie Anne Blog for a chance to win some great prizes and to see pictures of the full sets. These great products will be for sale on Saturday.

Bloomin' Doodle Bag Supplies: Stamps & Pattern Paper ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Bloomin' Doodles); Cardstock & Ribbon ~ SU; Ink ~ White Pigment ink, Copics; Glitter, Nestibilities; Edge Punch ~ Fiskars; white lunch sack.

Halloween Cards Supplies: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Hallow's Eve); Cardstock ~ SU; Ink ~ Palette, SU, Copics; Edge Punches ~ SU & Fiskars; Ribbon ~ SU

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Woohoo ~ New Stamps at Lizzie Anne Designs!

That means it's one of my favorite times of the year! As a designer ~ it's like Christmas every time the mail comes because there's gonna be fun stuff inside!

The first set being shown today is called The Great Outdoors and I really loved playing with it! I put together this fun S'more mix with Golden Grahams cereal, milk chocolate chips and mini marshmallows ~ it's yummy and SUPER easy! Along with this cute stamp set is also a matching Digital Paper Pack ~ Lizzie Anne has great papers!

For my project, along the bottom of the bag, I stamped the marshmallow sticks and colored them with my Copics and my white pen. Then I used the S'more stamp on the tag and added some glitter to the marshmallow for a bit of bling.

The next set is being shown today is called Cute as a Bug and I love this one too! I was so excited with how this hanging door tag turned out. I added gems and glitter to the bugs to make them really POP off the tag.

My last project for today uses the Cute as a Bug set and one printed paper from the matching Digital Paper Pack. There are 12 adorable prints and solids in this pack.

To see all the images in the sets and the digital paper packs ~ go take a look at the Lizzie Anne Blog! Everything will go on sale this Saturday, July 25th!

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Good Doggie...

Just a super easy peasy little project for today because I am swamped with projects this week ~ just wait until you see all the fun new stuff coming out. For the little tag, I used the Pat the Good Dog set by Our Craft Lounge.

Sorry gotta much to do!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sketch Challenge Time...

It's time for the Weekly Sketch Challenge #88 for Lizzie Anne Designs & it's my turn to host. I came up with this sketch based on something I saw in an idea book I was looking at recently. The extra added twist this week was to add some gems to your card.

And here is the card I came up with using the Grow with Love Simply Single from Lizzie Anne Designs ...

I'd love to see what you come up with, so post your link on the forum over at Lizzie Anne Land in the Sketch Challenge Forum.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Grow with Love single); Cardstock ~ SU; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Ribbon, Brad, Scallop Punch ~ SU.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Monthly Mix Samples...

I had some more time to play with my new Monthly Mix set from Lizzie Anne Designs & I LOVE IT! Have you signed up yet? OMW ~ so fun!!! Click HERE for all the details.

I was going through my stacks of pattern paper & found the PERFECT paper by October After for this sentiment from the set.

And here is one more card using a sun image and a sentiment from the Monthly Mix. The paper is also a new digital paper from Lizzie Anne Designs called Surf & Sand!

Hope you have a super happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

You're Invited to a BBQ!

Wanna come? LOL! Here's a fun (and very easy) little invite using the Bring on the BBQ set by Our Craft Lounge. This set is our Spotlight Set of the Week over at Our Craft Lounge ~ come take a look and see some other great projects the design team has made with this cute set.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Woohoo ~ It's Challenge Time!

I worked on some design team projects this week and decided to do a few Splitcoast challenges while I was at it ~ it's called Multi-tasking right? Anyway, this card is for the Featured Stamper Challenge that my friend Beth puts together each week. This week's talented stamer was schrimCAT (Kelly).

I used my cute little Pat the Good Dog set by Our Craft Lounge ~ I just love this little happy dog image!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yippee Skippy!

It's here, it's here, it's here!!!! I got my Monthly Mix yesterday from Lizzie Anne Designs & I couldn't be more thrilled with it! I sat down and made 3 cards last night (and stayed up way too late) ~ but it was so fun!

So here's the first card I made ~ or should I say RE-MADE! At the very end, I totally messed up the sentiment ~why oh why didn't I use a Stamp-a-ma-jig? Oh well! I liked the card so much, I ripped it apart and did it all again.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (August Monthly Mix); Ink ~ Palette; Cardstock ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ October Afternoon; Embossing folder ~ Cuttlebug; Scallop Punch ~ SU; Ribbon ~ SU.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mixing Up Some Fun with LAD...

The girls at Lizzie Anne Designs have been working lots of overtime hours lately to bring you some great new products! I am thrilled to help them with the announcement of a brand new product called The Monthly Mix!

It's a monthly club & the price is AMAZING!!!! For all the details and facts ~ check out the LAD Monthly Mix page on the website. Just look at all these wonderful images designed by Meridith, Tricia, and Joslyn! Woohoo ~ what fun! Just click the picture below to see the enlarged images...

I am hoping to have a sample for you later today with my new kit ~ it should arrive in the mail today so I'll be stalking my mailbox around noon. When you hear a high-pitched squeal, you'll know it arrived.

***JULY SPECIAL*** Sign up for the club before August 1st and get FREE SHIPPING on your first (August) mailing in the US and $5 shipping for International members!

So go check it's gonna be a BLAST of FUN!
ARE YOU STILL THERE... Scroll down for post #1 of the day!

Just for Him...

Here's a great card for the man in your life. I was super happy when I finished this card. I just like how simple it is & the colors I ended up using. I don't normally put these three colors together, but this works for me. I used the cute set from Our Craft Lounge called Bring on the BBQ. It's actually the Spotlight Set of the Week over on the OCL forums, so go take a look.

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