Thursday, September 18, 2014

IBS Monochromatic Birthday

Happy Thursday! 

For my Inspired By Stamping post today, I have a CAS monochromatic birthday card. Even though this is a CAS card, I used four Inspired by Stamping stamp sets!


The Happy Birthday sentiment from Big Wishes II takes center stage.


The two corners were stamped dark to light (I really like the varying shades of pink) using the banner from the Friends Forever stamp set. The butterfly, from the Spring Lilacs stamp set, was stamped twice on the card front. I also stamped it two more times, colored and fussy-cut them, and adhered them with dimensionals over the stamped images. Can you see the fluttering effect?


For the inside, I stamped the upper corner to coordinate with the front of the card and used a sentiment from the Lily of the Valley stamp set on the lower corner.

I hope this gives you some ideas for a CAS and/or monochromatic card.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see more inspiration being shared along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!
















Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SU Weekly Deals

Happy Wednesday!


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals, available through Monday, Sept. 22 (while supplies last):


I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

IBSIC86

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a card for the September Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge. There are three inspiration challenges--color, sketch, and theme (gold for this month).







You may use one, two, or combine all three inspirations. I went with the sketch:



The pretty image from the Basket of Flowers stamp set was stamped, colored with pencils, die cut (partially by hand for the over hang), and lightly sponged while still inside the die. Each heart was stamped with one of the four mini sentiments, also from the Basket of Flowers stamp set. The fancy Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set.

The inside:



The sentiment is from the Basket of Flowers stamp set and was die cut with the banner die from the Fancy Labels 3 Dies.

Link up your IBSIC86 creation by October 14. One lucky participant will receive a $30.00 Inspired By Stamping Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to see your IBSIC entry.













Saturday, September 13, 2014

Reader Survey

Happy Saturday!

I have a quick five-question survey that I would appreciate you taking so I can better know how my blog is being viewed.


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Thanks!


Friday, September 12, 2014

IBS Blog Hop for Grace

Happy Friday!


Today the Inspired by Stamping Design Team members are sharing some very special cards for our team mate, Grace! Grace recently welcomed a baby boy into her family so we decided to hop and celebrate with her! If you arrived here from Leah's blog, you are on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to follow the hop in order, please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog and start the hop from there.

Grace, this card is for you and your family--congratulations!



I started by stamping the striped banner from the Pretty Planners stamp set. The letters, from the Fancy Alphabet stamp set, were stamped, punched, sponged, and adhered to the banners with dimensionals.



In keeping with the striped/plaid theme, I chose the striped frame from the Fancy Labels 2 stamp set. The Best Wishes sentiment is from the Petite Banners stamp set. Fancy Labels 2 Dies and Fancy Labels 3 Dies, along with some Fabric Tape, nicely finish the card.



I carried the banner over to the inside of the card along with a small strip of patterned paper and Fabric Tape.



That's all for me. Your next stop on the hop is Marzena

Thank you for taking the time to hop with us. Please leave some love with Grace on her blog, In Her Shoes.

Blog hop order:


Lisa (that's me!)

Happy hopping!






















Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SU Weekly Deals and Last Day for Half-Price Paper Pumpkin

Happy Wednesday!


Check out the new SU Weekly Deals:


These Weekly Deals are available through September 15, while supplies last.


Today is the last day for new subscribers to take advantage of the Half-Price Paper Pumpkin offer. 


Don't miss out--use code HALFOFF2 when you sign up HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creations by AR September Release and Blog Hop

Note: This is my second post for today--please scroll down for my Inspired by Stamping post.

Happy Tuesday!


Welcome to the Creations by AR September Release and Blog Hop. This month we are celebrating Christmas in September with the release of three festive Christmas templates!

For today's hop I made the adorable Stack a Snowman:


The completed Stack a Snowman is sooo cute and he was super easy to assemble.  In fact, I plan to make them as my place card settings for Christmas.

Here he is with the boxes opened:


A gentleman always removes his hat!

The other two templates being released today are Gingerbread Gift Bag and Starry Tree. The three new templates can be purchased as a Winter Bundle with a $3.00 savings over purchasing them individually. Once you finish hopping and getting inspired by what the rest of the DT created, you will definitely want the Bundle!

Creations by AR templates come in both SVG and PDF formats, along with detailed assembly instructions and pictures.

How would you like a chance to win one of these new templates?!?!? Please visit and comment on the DT blogs and Creations by AR Facebook Page. It is not required to comment on all blogs, but the more comments you leave the better your chance of winning! Plus, we enjoy reading your comments. Three random winners will be chosen from comments on the designers' blogs and the CbyAR FB Page. Comments will be open through noon ET on Friday, September 12 and the three winners will be announced on Adela's Blog and CbyAR Facebook Page on Saturday, September 13.

Here is the Blog Hop order:

Adela (owner)
Lisa E. (that's me!)

Happy hopping and good luck!


Supplies used:  Bo Bunny Polka Dot (arms and hat), EK Success Tonal Green (wreath), Fancy Pants Park Bench (head), and My Mind's Eye All is Bright (body) papers, Recollections Pearls, and SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.





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