Monday, July 8, 2019

Thank You Card to Marylou

Well, some how I forgot to post this from May 2019!
I created and sent this Thank You card to dear Marylou because she kept in touch with me often to check on my well being after Joe died.  
What an awesome lady and sweet friend!
Support is always the most uplifting thing a friend can do for another!

I decided that creating a handmade Thank You card was definitely warranted!
I had received a new order of gorgeous Stamperia papers. 
This is the collection called "Azulejos de Sueno" which means in English "Dream Tiles"!
Such a gorgeous collection!

Here is the beginning of what I created for this dear lady....

I started by creating a pocket to the front of the card. 
This is how I did it....
I scored the paper in 1/4 inch sizes and then folded it over to form a pocket.

Folded over the edges....

Then used Scor-Tape adhesive to keep the pocket in place.

Although the 'inside' of this pocket is absolutely gorgeous, the outside meant much more to me. 

Look how nice and neat the pocket came out!

The pocket is decorated with diamond-shaped bling. 

Now for the inside.....

Using the same diamond-shaped bling and blue vellum to print Marylou's note...

These are all of the pieces included in this creation.
A beautiful envelope that has a personal enclosed note. 
And a bookmark.

Simple, but beautiful, thanks to this gorgeous paper collection!

Thanks for your visit and have a very happy week!
Lisa >^..^<

Products used:

Stamperia paper collection - Azulejos de Sueno

Michael's - Recollections - diamond shaped bling

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

I called to the Lord

I was given this gorgeous photo 
and the profound select words from Psalms 120:1
by a friend who requested a special-made layout.
These two needed to be the full focal points of the layout, so I did minimal embellishing.

I chose a light pink page from Maja Design Denim & Girls collection.
Leafy chipboard corners painted in Lindy's Stamp Gang mica color Tweedle Dee Denim 
coordinates well with the blue in the photo;
as does the blue paper & words and Reneabouquet's sweet tiny butterflies!

The heartfelt, personal view that I was told
is that our Lord is represented by the majestic pine.
What a wonderful way to interpret this photo in such a soulful way!

That's the reason I used these die cuts & pine cones;
placing them next to the right words.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Independence Day America!
Lisa : )

Products used:

Maja Design - Denim & Girls paper collection
"Ripped Jeans" (backside)

Bo Bunny - Country Garden paper collection
"Country Garden Seeds" (backside)

Tattered Lace die - 
"Ornate Leaves"

The Dusty Attic - chipboard
"deVine Frame Set"

Reneabouquet's - butterflies
Butterfly Kisses - "Aurora Borealis" - Blue

30mm Blue Wild Roses

25mm White Tea Roses

10mm Pink Open Roses

Prima - 6x6 Stencil
"Fluttering Flowers"

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Mad Hatter Magicals Set
"Tweedle Dee Denim" mica color
Liquitex - Texture Paste

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Carmel's Bestfriend Tag

For quite a while, I've been trying to come up with the 
most profound & meaningful words possible 
to describe how I feel about the 44-year friendship 
I've had with my dearest BFF, Carmel.

The More Than Words Mini Challenge for June is to use the word "YOU".

Carmel, her husband and I recently saw the movie Rocketman
produced by Elton John, about his life.
Fabulous movie, by the way!

Well the "light clicked on" and Hallelujah there it was!!

How wonderful life is while YOU're in the world.

Tim Holtz's grunge letters spell the word YOU and
they're inked in a very dark brown called Jumbo Java;
 and then each is saturated in TH's Tea Dye Stickles.

I'm a little hooked right now on shaker making,
so two layered "O's" are filled with my concoction of 
tiny seed beads, round beads & metal flower beads.
A bit is also added on top of the "O" and "U".

To hide the white foam pieces from showing on the outside edge of the "O", 
I used lots of Tea Dye colored Stickles in between the layers.   

Once the computer printed words and the "YOU" letters were adhered in place,
coordinating flowers & leafy die cuts were added.  

This is the back of the tag.

Finally, but never the least and always the beautiful finishing touch....
Reneabouquet's stunning butterflies are placed in the perfect spots!
They are just gorgeous!
I added antennae & coated the bodies in TH's Tea Dye Stickles. 

Thank you so very much for visiting.
Have a wonderful week and a safe July 4th!
Lisa : )

Products used:

Fabscraps - French Heritage paper collection - 
Peacock Magic 1

Peacock Magic 2

Heritage Script 4

Tim Holtz - Grunge Letters

Dies - Nested Tags

Tattered Lace - Ornate Leaves

Reneabouquet's Butterflies - 
Magical Miniatures - "Winter's Dream"

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - 
2-tone Rose Pink Blush 30mm Wild Roses

Michael's Recollections - 
  • Brown Resin & Paper Flowers
  • Aqua & Silver Seed Beads
  • Silver Flower Beads
  • Pink Round Beads

Sizzix Tools - 
Big Shot machine

Magnetic Platform

Ranger Stickles - 
Tea Dye

Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Ink - 
Jumbo Java

Adhesives - 
Scor-Tape sheets

Foam Tape

Beacon 3-in-1 Glue

Tombow Mono Glue