Monday, January 26, 2015

A Happy Hello!!! And Winner!

Literally I'm here to say Happy Hello...

Now what better way could you start your Monday? ( ok don't answer that! hehehe!)  Anywho, I made this cute little card by stamping and coloring my sentiment from the Bubbly Stamp Set and then doing the same on those happy little guys from the Oogles Stamp Set by The Alley Way Stamps.  Throw in some die cutting and fussy cutting, fun placement, patterned paper and rhinestones, and BAM!  One Happy Hello come at ya!

I am entering this guy into the Crafty Card Makers Challenge: Something Old (paper) Something new (stamps).

Also, congratulations to the winner of the Pointers Stamp Set from The Alley Way Stamps.... Linda Chidster!!!!  Yay!  Please email me at lisascreativeniche at with your snail mail and I will pass the info on!  You have one week to respond!  And thank you to everyone who took their time to leave me a comment!!!

For more fun inspiration make sure you check out what the other girls are sharing on The Alley Way Stamps Blog!  And don't forget the sale is ending soon 15% off your purchase!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Final and Favorite Take on PTI Jan. Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm back with one final take on this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop... if you want feel free to scroll back and see two tags I've created for this hop as well! :)

This is my favorite of all, and it is a shaker card! yay!!!  It is a fairly simple card too, using the same emboss resist technique as I used in tag #2.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Tag Its 11
Die: PTI (sentiment) Spellbinders (frame)
Distress Inks
White Embossing Powder
DCWV Metallic Paper
Sequins and beads from V's Sweet Ideas

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have a heart!

That's it from me today, I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, and maybe some craft time squeezed in too!

Happy Crafting!

Take #2 PTI Blog Hop

Ok, onto tag #2 for this blog hop... this time I used an emboss resist technique...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Tag Its 11
Distress Inks
White and Gold Embossing Powder by

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Have a Heart Challenge

And hold on, I have one more to share with you...


PTI January Blog Hop #1

Hi!  These posts will be really quick today as I have two little ones who want lots of attention it seems, hehehe!  I don't mind, I will take every minute of them wanting my attention, because I know soon enough that will fade.... anywho, I have 3 projects that I made last night for this hop.  My first two are tags, and the final is a shaker card.  All of them are created using watercolor techniques...

Tag #1

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Tag Its #11
Distress Inks
Water brush

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Have a heart challenge too!

I'll be right back with take #2!

Friday, January 23, 2015

OLW : FUN Layout

Hello!  Happy Friday!!!  This is my second post for the day so if you are looking for my project, please scroll down.

Now I'm sharing my One Little Word Layout that I had an absolute blast creating!  I don't know why, but everytime I do my OLW layouts I tend to LOVE the result... maybe I should just let go more often?

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paisley (Color Wash) and American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Daydreamer)
Vellum: EK Success
Stickers: Pink Paisley (Color Wash & Hey Kid) American Crafts ( Dear Lizzy Daydreamer)
Enamel hearts: Prima
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Gold Pen

I was really inspired by the following challenges when I sat down to get crafty:

Paper Issues: Say it Aint Snow Again
Challenge Yourself: OLW
Sketches in Thyme #138

The patterned paper and the sketch really took most of the work out of this layout for me.  I just got to have fun cutting, layering and adhering!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

I Love...

lots of things!  Cute little munchkin things, big manly hubby things, all things that sparkle... yep I'm a lover not a fighter, hehehe!  Today I'm sharing a sweet little Valentine on The Blog...

Supplies Used:
Springtime Doodles Clear Stamp Set SS4412
 Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
 Self-Adhesive Pearls RED

This card also goes well with our weekly challenge theme: Hearts!  I had so much fun layering this card and heat embossing that beautiful heart, I hope I've inspired you to put a little lovin on your paper too!

I am linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have A Heart

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DCWV Insta Fun Album and Cardmaker Blog Too!

Hello!!!  Today you can find me up on two different blogs today! yay!!!  Make sure you take a peek at the DCWV blog post sharing the insides and out of my latest Insta Fun project...

Let me tell you these Insta Fun Products are so easy to work with and really are like their name says, fun!  I couldn't believe how quickly this came together... full details can be found on their blog!  Psssst - photos of me and my family in a photo booth are there as well, trust me you do not want to miss that!

I am also up on The CardMaker Blog sharing some organizational tips... and maybe professing my love for baskets... but you'll never know unless you stop by and check it out!

Happy Crafting/weekend!