Monday, June 26, 2017

Lucy's Beloved String

This adorable photo of Lucy pretty much says it all!
When a wand toy gets "broken" (that's when the toy on the end gets pulled off) 
I usually throw the wand part away, but not this time!  All that's left is a string attached to the wand.  

Seems quite useless, but Lucy proves it otherwise!
She really adores her string!  It's her most favorite toy now >^..^<
I couldn't resist scrapping this iphone photo that I took May 20th.....
Lucy's holding her string with her 'clawsies'.  >^..^<  hee hee

I used Blue Fern Studios paper in the Happy Accident collection that has 
light blue (because of Lucy's eyes) and beige & white (for Lucy's colors).  
The photo is adhered to cardboard for a little raised dimension. 

BFS Doodle Corners chipboard reminds me of string!
I used them to frame Lucy's adorable photo.  
They are heat embossed in BFS Imagine Ink color Starry Night.  WOWOWOW!  
What a perfect match to Lucy's eye color!!

Next I die cut jet black cardstock using the new Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Alpha-numeric script dies for the title.
 I absolutely LOVE them!!!  
The capital letters are 1" and small lowercase ones are 1/2".  
A wonderful size for scrapbooking , card-making, tags, etc.
I kept most of the letters separated, but they are designed to overlap each other 
to form a full script word, as you can see examples of both below.

Cute black & white Baker's Twine from Michael's bargain bin is perfect to zig-zag around the layout edge.
To the upper right of the photo, I heat embossed Blue Fern Studios brick stamp 
in the Essential Textures set with their Imagine Ink color Oatmeal.  

More views of the pretty Wild Orchid Crafts flower clusters I placed on either side of the photo.

I always really appreciate visits and also wish you a very happy week!
Please come again,
Lisa : )

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios - 
used Backside of "Blessing" page
used the brick texture


Doodle Corners chipboard

Starry Night

Sizzix - 
Alpha-numeric Script by Tim Holtz

Big Shot Machine

Magnetic Platform

Tattered Lace - 

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - 


20mm Open Roses
(used flesh & blue colors)

15mm Open Roses

Cottage Roses

2-tone Aster Daisies

White Aster Daisies

Glues - 
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
(used on chipboard & title)

Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
(used on flowers, leaves & string)

Michael's - Black cardstock; Black & White Baker's Twine

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Delightful New Orleans Cat House

I've been having a ton of fun & relaxation lately creating some simple layouts full of memories!
In April 2011 my dear husband, Joe and I were so lucky to go on a short driving trip with our best friends, Carmel & Anthony to the wonderful and iconic New Orleans. 
As we strolled through the streets in and around the French Quarter, we came across this absolutely ADORABLE "cat house"!  There were at least 8-12 cats strolling around on the porch and if you look very closely in the left section of the porch area, there's one snoozing with its head upside down.  >^..^<
Of course the owner is a cat lover one hundred fold!  
Look at the cute white metal cat with big blue eyes smack dab in the center for all to see!

The photo was my inspiration.  I felt that the photo had enough decoration so I didn't want to over do anything with a bunch of flowers and embellishments.  Then the idea came to me to draw the outline of a cat!  
I outlined my drawing with black rhinestones.  

Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboards were perfect for this photo! 
I decided to decorate with the harlequin design, which is soooo New Orleans.  
I stenciled this design as well as used ruby colored tiles to match the color in the photo.
 The chipboard pieces coordinate ultra great with the design of the decorative posts of this gorgeous cat house porch!  I made strands to mimic the ones in the photo, but mine are in Mardi Gras colors of Green, Gold & Purple.  Another sooooo New Orleans! 

Thanks for visiting and please come again!
Lisa : )

Products used:

Classic Corners

Classic Ornaments

The Crafters Workshop - 6x6 Harlequin Stencil

Finnabair artExtravagance Texture Paste - White Crackle

Wild Orchid Crafts - Green Sweetheart Blossoms

Want2Scrap - Black Rhinestone Strips

Recollections Embossing Powder - Snow
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers - 10mm & 15mm Mosaic Tiles - Ruby
Hobby Lobby - White Ribbon Lace

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Whatcha Readin' ?

My daughter sent me this photo of Marcy, my favorite Grand-kitty, on 4/7/17.
Marcy loves her MaMa more than anyone on Earth and sometimes she's just got to show up
 in the wrong place at the wrong time for attention - LOL!
I usually scrap her in very vivid Fall colors, but not this time!  
It's all girl!  

I rummaged through my old stash, which I have a lot of, and found this wonderful 
2011 Echo Park paper collection "Times & Seasons".  
It has the perfect old newspaper print that I cut into a shape I liked; 
then edge inked in jet black and adhered to the main page.

After positioning the photo, I used foam adhesive circles to mount The Dusty Attic  chipboard Flourish Frame at an angle to make a diamond shape.  It's heat embossed in Blue Fern Studios magnificent Imagine Ink color Celestial with its jet black base and tiny specks of red, green, blue & gold!

To help tone down the stark black, I added The Dusty Attic Swirly Vines #3  to two sides of the diamond shape.  These are heat embossed in Stampendous! color Blushing Pink.
This is a very pretty baby pink but I felt it needed to be toned down as well.
So, I stamped it in jet black archival ink.

Since I off-centered the photo and large chipboard, 
I decided to add a flower arrangement in the top left corner of the page.
Thanks to my daughter's MIL, Molly, who gave me these wonderful ivory/mint latex roses.

Since this page is about 'reading', I used the stick on letters from this paper collection to spell the word 'read' which I adhered to chipboard and cut out, inking the edges in jet black.

Such a fun layout to create!
Have a great week!
Lisa : )

Products used:

Echo Park - Times & Seasons paper collection

Times & Seasons collection 

Swanky Floral - backside

Yesterday's News

Hobby Lobby - The Paper Studio - Haberdashery paper collection
Black Paper with beige print under photo

Martha Stewart punch set
Flourish Lace

EK Success edge punch
Round Binding Edge

The Dusty Attic Chipboard
Flourish Frame Set

Swirly Vines #3

Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink

Stampendous! Embossing Powder
Blushing Pink

Stampabilities wood mounted rubber stamp
Ornate Textured Background

Ranger - Archival Jet Black ink

Wild Orchid Crafts
10mm 2-tone mix Open Roses

40mm Green Rose Leaves

25mm Mixed Tea Roses

Scotch - Advanced Tape Glider

Michael's - Recollections Foam Adhesive Circles; bargain bin pastel light pink pearls
Hobby Lobby - pink beaded strand