Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Old and New

Hello all!  Today I have a post up on The Alley Ways Stamp Blog sharing a fun colored card!  I was inspired by a picture of a peacock for my color combo, and played with a mix of old and new stamps.  I have used the Spotted Stamp Set to create my background and the newer sets Pick One for the flower and Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood for the sentiment.

I tried taking a close up to show the pretty shimmer on my flower, but drats it is still hard to see.  Just pretend to see it and say ooohhhh and ahhhh hehehehe!  

I am also entering this into the Crafting From the Heart Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Stamps, woo hoo!

Let me tell you when I saw the new release for Altenew I knew I had to jump on the ball get my order in the minute they opened the store... and that is exactly what I did.  Then my happy little package came with my two new stamp sets and I just had to play with one of them that very minute (thank goodness the kids were already taking their nap, hehehe!).  When I came across the sheet cake challenge at A Blog Named Hero I knew this flower would be the perfect fit for a Hero Arts Sentiment and viola...

This image was so fun to water paint with distress inks... it's so relaxing.  I'm still a beginner with water painting images, but I was happy with the result! :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Loads of love for The Alley Way Stamps

I do love The Alley Way Stamps, it's true!  Not only are the images always super fun to work with, but the owner Alison is just one amazing person!  Anywho, enough with my gushing... I'm sharing this sweet little love card today on the TAWS blog and on here...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Mrs.Rogers Neighborhood and Speak Easy)
Ink: Memento and PTI
Embossing Folder: We R Memory Keepers
Various Copics
Heidi Swapp Color Shine

I am also entering this little card into the AAA Challenge #12 CASE Angela Maine Challenge... I didn't base mine off of the colors of her card, but more of the design. 

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Challenge Fun on a Saturday! yay!!!

Hello!  Today has been a very nice day here in Ohio, and I was lucky to squeeze in some crafting time too! woot woot! 

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Luxe ink
Various Copics
Patterned Paper: Glitz
Embellishments: Studio Calico

So I have created this card based on the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge

and the Curtain Call Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in to see me!
Happy Crafting and Weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2014

New BIC Challenge with The Alley Way Stamps!!!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Today starts a new Be Inspired Challenge hosted by the amazing Alley Way Stamps... woo hoo!!!  Here is the gorgeous/yummy inspirational photo for this challenge...

And here is what I've created using the Lighter Than Air and Once Upon a Time Stamp Sets...

Now bust out your Alley Way Stamp Sets and start crafting for your chance to win a Guest Designer spot and two stamp sets!  Plus you have 4 weeks to play along, and if you don't have any stamps ( how could you not have one?  They are soooo cute and fun! ) there are even freebies for you to use! 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Layout and Winners Announced!

Hello! I am popping in on this lovely Wednesday to share a layout of my son with 3 of his Great Grandparents.  I'm so happy to have these photos and treasure them dearly...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, brads, and label and doily stickers : My Minds Eye
Chipboard: Basic Grey
Puffy triangles: Freckled Fawn
Title Stickers: Fancy Pants

This layout was based on Creative Scrappers Layout #273:

So I'm a wee bit behind on announcing my winners... so sorry about that!  But drum roll please.....  By very professional individuals with unbiased opinions (meaning my 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter, teeheehee!) the Numbers drawn were....

For the Stamp Sets...... #3 is... ScrapaDiddle!!!!  Congratulations!!!!!!

For the envelope full of goodies....  #20 is......   Taunya Butler !!!!!  Congratulations!!!!

Ladies please contact me at lisascreativeniche at with your snail mail and I will get these right out!

I want to thank each and every one of you who stopped by and left quotes that lift you up... it was really fun to read them and I've adopted quite a few of them for myself! :)  I wish I could give you all a little something, but be on the lookout soon... I will be reaching my 1,000 post very soon and I'm sure to celebrate that with all of you!  So thank you again for your continued support and love!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Parchment Craft Challenge with

Hello!  There is a lot of excitement happening today at First there is a new release of Artsy Fartsy Stamp Sets... and these are def. my FAV. release to date!!!  I LOVE the sentiments and images!  Check them out here.  Then we are also combing our weekly challenge with our Monthly Technique Challenge: Anything Goes with Parchment Crafting! woo hoo!  So get out the vellum and get crafty!!!  Here is what I have created for this challenge:

Supplies Used:

I love how this turned out!  I started by heat embossing my images and sentiment in fine detailed white embossing powder.  I then flipped it over and when over the flowers with a stylus against a mouse pad. While still having the backside faced up I colored around the floral images with colored pencils.  I flipped it back over, adhered it to patterned paper and added some rhinestones.

* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Let's be clear

Hope you will give parchment and try!  As always there is a $20 gc waiting for the winner of this challenge!
Happy Crafting!