Sunday, May 27, 2012

Floral birthday

Well I worked last night, and decided to do a card before I go to bed since I needed some down time after the night I had.  I made this bright card using this weeks Color Throwdown and Skipping Stones sketch.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Spring 12
Cardstock:  Recollections
Cardbase:  Paper Cuts
Stamp:  Skipping Stones
Ink:  Close to My Heart - Hollyhock
Button:  stash
Twine:  Divine Twine
Spellbinders:  Large standard circle, large scalloped circle

Skipping Stones - Sketch
Color Throwdown

Papercraft Star - Birthday Challenge 98

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Hot pink that is...that is the Splitcoast Friday Free for all Challenge this week.  I made a card using the Mojo Sketch and Guylou's image called "Gabrielle and Ribbon".  I colored the ribbon pink for breast cancer, I added a doily which is part of the Guylou's Challenge, and ice stickles on the angel's wings.

My second card is for the Bugaboo Challenge this week which is a color challenge.  I used the "flowercan" image in where I was able to color the flowers several shades of pink.  I used this week's Stella Sketch.  I have been lucky to be sponsored as the Biggest Fan of the month so check out the website.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Inde Chic - Saffron
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Guylou- Gabrielle and Ribbon
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Ice Stickles
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Doily - Little Yellow Bicycle

Mojo Monday - Sketch #242
Guylou- Doily
Splitcoast- F4A118 - Feeling Hot Hot Hot - Hot Pink

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Olivia
Cardstock:  Basic Grey - Oliviia, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower can
Sakura glitter jelly pen
Bling: Paper Studio
Spellbinders:  Large & Small Standard circles
Border Punch:  Fiskar
Twine:  Twinery
Button:  stash

Stella - Sketch 111
Bugaboo - Color Challenge

Scrap Creations - Bingo
               Glitter pen (on ribbon above heart) & paper on circle, circle die cuts, button

Thursday, May 24, 2012

On the floor

Every now and then it is good to shock and surprise your teen-agers just so they understand what it is all about.   Last evening, my cats were being playful and I thought they looked adorable so I got down on the floor and was taking some photos of them.  Both of my kids came in the family room and said to me, "Mom, what are you doing on the floor?" like there was something wrong with me.  When I explained myself they just gave me a look as if I was crazy and I thought it was wonderful because that is how I many times feel in conversations with each of them.
For my first card I used this weeks Splitcoast Sketch along with the Colour Q challenge colors to make this card.  I added Crystal Effects to the water in the bottle to give it a shiny effect.  My second card is for the There She Goes Challenge which is a birthday and sketch challenge.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - I scream for ice cream
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollections
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Twine & Jute:  Ribbon Carousel
Buttons:  Stash
Crystal Effects
Spellbinders:  Large Standard Circle

Splitcoast Sketch - SC386
Colour Q 138

Patterned Paper:  We are Memory Keepers
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  There She Goes
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Chalk:  unknown
Flower:  Prima
Border Punch:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Michael's

There She Goes - Birthday & Sketch

Here are a few pics of two of my cats.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scheduled chaos

It seems so long since I've had a chance to play in my craft area.  My husband had a scheduled procedure to give him an injection in his spine at the area where the nerve is giving him pain to see if they can give him some long term (few weeks) of pain relief.  He takes a lot of pain medication now which doesn't relieve all the pain, and gives him quite a few side effects.  Then I had to take my car in since my air conditioning wasn't working right.  And then I had to meet my son after school to get a work permit since he is 16 and I needed to provide a birth certificate and social security card.  That was just yesterday.....all my days seem to be going like that lately so that is why I haven't had time for fun until last night.  Since I had to sit in the waiting room for all these appointments that is also why I have been using my prisma pencils.

Patterned Paper:  Graphic 45, Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Vintage Scarf Clown
Sentiment:  free digital download
Buttons:  Jenny Bowlin
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Prisma pencils

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 208
A Day for Daisies - Polka Dot & Vintage
C4137 - Birthday

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - You Make My Heart Sing
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Pink Gems - Phillip
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Sakuro jelly glitter pen on "star" sentiment
Star Brads & Chipboard - Recollection
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Standard circles
Prisma pencils & Gamisol

Pink Gems - Sketch

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Stampin' Up
Essential Glue Pad
Glitter:  Recollection
Flower:  Recollection
Border Punch: Fiskar
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Spellbinder:  Large Standard Circle

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch #52

Patterned Paper:   Sweet Shoppe - Other side of me, Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollecions
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Sumpin' wrong
Sentiment: A Muse
Ink:  Close to My Heart - Denim
Prisma pencils
Twinery twine
Button:  stash
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Splitcoast Sketch - SC385
Splitcoast Color - CC375 Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Splitcoast Ways to use it - WT375 Color Complements

Saturday, May 19, 2012


This is a card that I did using this week's sketch for Bugaboo. 
You can see their site for more details and the great prizes. 

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - bc lasso
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Buttons:  Stash
Jute:  Ribbon Carousel
Ink:  Memento, Rich Memento

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Curious kitty

Having four cats in our house sometimes I feel I can speak a different language.  Three of my fur balls are Siamese and then one is ALL black.  I love this image from Guylou's called "Cat and the fishbowl" because I know that all of my cats would sit and watch the fish.  I put bling for the sand stones on the bottom of the bowl and used Crystal Effect to make it look like water.  My second card is one using a TLC, create sentiment along with die cut hearts and some tea roses to make a dance card.

Casio, our male Siamese cat

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Guylou - Cat and the fishbowl
Prisma colored pencils
Crystal Effect
Bling:  Paper Studio, Recollection, Darice
Ribbon:  May Arts
Die cut: Sizzix
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Splitcoast - Sketch 384
Splitcoast - CC374
Guylous - Diamonds & Die Cuts

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Jazz hands
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Heart die cut:  Cuttlebug
Flowers:  Recollections

Chupa- Sketch #59

Friday, May 11, 2012


For the Bugaboo Challenge this week it is to have an image with wings.  I used this image "Mother" with an angel holding a string of hearts.  I also used the new My Mind's Eye Inde Chic Saffron paper.  I used Stella's Sketch.

For a chance to win some great stamps.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Inde Chic Saffron
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Mother
Sakura Glitter jelly pen
Divine Twine
Pink Jute - Ribbon Carousel
Brads:  Paper Studio
Twine:  Wrights
Button:  Stash

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blowin' in the wind

My husband had another MRI scan which means I drive him so that he can medicate with his pain medication and something to relax him to go inside the scanner so while I wait....I color with Prisma pencils since taking all my Copics is too much to carry.  I had this image put on Kraft since I wanted to have the lighter colors stand out.  Unfortunately, this is how my lawn looks too (a few too many dandelions).  I have mowed the grass which is growing rather quickly with all the rain we have had and it was fertilized so that is also helping it so hopefully that will dampen the weeds.

Patterened Paper:  Pink Paislee, Authentique
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Spring Fairy Aleta
Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Prima Pencils

CPS- Sketch 264
Mo's - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Fairies

Images done

I have had some images colored for some time, but have not had a chance to put them together.  I have had intentions of having them completed for certain challenges, but.... that didn't happen.  It is funny how life things evolve and work and family take priority.  I had to take a class for work which involved taking tests each day so I had to STUDY eeks.  That is how the world is these days you have to keep learning so I wouldn't expect my job to be any different than it is for everybody else.  It is just funny that now what I did learn in school is many times the opposite of how we do it now.  I feel like such an old nurse when I am in class with these young fresh "new" nurses.
My first card is using the "Sweet Little Avery" image from Sassy Cheryl.  I was using this weeks color for Play Date Cafe, but was too late for the challenge.  I machine stitched around the card for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge for this week.
My second card is using "Blanche" from Saturated Canary for a birthday card for a friend.  I wanted to make it an elegant card so I used the beaded oval die cut around the sentiment and then black Stickles on the beaded parts.  I used Prima flowers and put Ice Stickles on them as well as the Paper Studio brads have a glitter finish as well.  If I only had a waist line like that!

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit- A Breath of Fresh Air
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - Sweet Little Avery
Flower:  Prima
Brad:  Paper Studio
Thread:  Stash
Spellbinders:  Label #8
Chalk:  Studio G

SSSC- Sketch 158
Sassy Cheryl - A Stitch in Time
Pixie Dust - Flowers

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Blanche
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry
Spellbinder:  Beaded Oval & Circle Grand
Stickles:  Black Glitter, Ice
Lace:  Wrights
Ribbon:  Offray
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio

The Sweet Stop - Sketch #157
Pixie Dust - flowers
Crafts and Me - Challenge 83 Die cuts and punches
Paper Pretties - Ribbon

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bugaboo Anything Goes

At Bugaboo this week's Challenge is Anything Goes.   Pretty easy if you made it it fits this challenge!
The rules are simple: Create Any Easter/Spring project and post a link to it on Bugaboo Stamps' challenge blog, Catch the Bug,  by 5/12/12 at  6:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for three digi prize packs - seven (7) (using a Bugaboo image only), four (4), or two (2) using any image!  New projects only no backlinking please!
 Limited to 3 projects per person please
We'll be offering our usual seven, four, and two free digi prize packs.

I have my card in the line up as being this month's Biggest Fan.  I will attach it here.  

Remember that there is always a freebie on the site.

See post of May 2nd "First for the Year...." for the details on this card.  Thanks.

Have a beautiful day.
                             Lisa Lynn

Happy Birthday Judy

My sister-in-law's birthday is on Sunday and she has been playing flute for MANY years.  She has played in the pit for my husband when he conducted musicals, and unfortunately I don't have a picture of her doing it. When I saw this image from Mayzy Art, I just had to get it for her.  I know that she is a person who is "card worthy" and appreciates all the hard work that is put into a card since when I was at her house a few years ago she had one of my Thanksgiving cards on display that I had made several years before at that Thanksgiving so I know that she saves them.  For this card I distressed all the papers or inked the edges to destress them.  I added the three blue flowers to go with the Blue Jay on the flute.  I used a Sakura jellly glitter pen on the flute and bracelet to add sparkle to make it look metallic.  On the inside, I embossed a strip with musical notes on the bases and put a button to make it into an easel card since she uses them as a decoration and keeps them.
My husband, Jeff and his sister, Judy in 1954

Judy and Jeff 2005

My second card is using this weeks Deconstructed Sketch which I think is perfect for ribbon with the four strips.  I got the mushroom image from Alley Way as a free download and thought the sentiment was just too cute.  My husband is always telling puns so I thought this was a perfect card from us.  When I showed him the card, he really like the burlap ribbon from Ribbon Carousel which I thought was perfect for the natural look with the mushrooms.  It was funny to see him feeling it like a child with a texture book. hehe.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Jazz Hands & Little Steam Engine, Music- free Vintage digital stamps
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Mayzy - Bibis Harmony
Inside Sentimetn: Stampibilites
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo & Lady Bug
Distressing tool
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Large Scalloped Circle, Ribbon Label Trio
Button:  Stash
Flowers:  Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - sketch #152
Splitcoast - Ways to Use It - Don't Stress, Distress! WT373

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzio, TPC, Recollections
Stamp:  Alley Way - Fungi
Sentiment:  Alley Way - Fungi
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics
Ribbon:  Burlap from Ribbon Carousel
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Squares

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch #50
Splitcoast - Free for All Friday - Birthday Boy F4A115
Colour Q