Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Card using Jackson

Hi All!

I am sharing a fun birthday card using some leftover scraps from my Jackson paper packet. I shared this same card on my previous posts last week using the June SOTM. This card is fantastic to get rid of those extra scraps! The card looks great with random pieces of paper and almost looks like washi tape was used instead of paper! 

First, I take some scraps out of my paper packet and cut scraps 1/4"-1" and lay them across my card base on a diagonal. Be sure they are long enough to go completely across the card and the edges are hanging over the card. I like to coordinate colors and mix and match my patterns. 
Second, trim all edges with your scissors. Wow! Doesn't it look amazing! Now I stamp a sentiment inside a oval, square, or circle to add to the center of your card. This card is really easy peasy!
Add embellishments to your card and you have created a "Diagonal scrap" card! 

Here is the shopping list for this card:
X7195B Jackson paper
A1173 The Best Dad Ever
1388 Colonial White paper
Z2114 Cocoa ink
Z2165 Juniper ink
Z2641 Glacier ink
Z2104 Barn Red ink
Z1921 Bakers Neutral twine
Z3041 Oceanside sequins
Z697 Sponge
Z1979 Marvy Journaling pen
Z1151 3-D foam tape
Z1294 Sanding kit 

Please stop by and visit me again soon! 
I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment! Thanks! :) 

Happy Creating!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Ice Cream Dream Artwork

    12 x 12 layout 

    5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card
    4 x 4 card
    4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

Happy Friday Crafty Friends! 

Okay seriously, this is my all time favorite SOTM ever!!! I have been dying over this cute stamp set for months and couldn't wait any longer to post my artwork! Although this stamp set isn't available till June I've had such a huge response from fellow consultants and customers to post it! 
So here you go my awesome crafty friends! I hope you enjoy creating these as much as I did!! 

Shopping list:
S1506 Ice Cream Dream (June SOTM) 
M1053 Sweeter with You
D1629 Just to Say... from Artfully Sent Collection
X7190B (green paper) Brushed paper packet
Z2033 Whimsey Fundamentals 
ShinHan markers:
Z2454 Turquoise Blue
Z2454 Leaf Green
Z2462 Peony Purple
Z2451 Clay
Z2467 Warm Grey
Z2445 Barely Beige
Z2446 Black
Z2469 Blender
X5764 Pear CS
X5769 Thistle CS
X5762 Lagoon CS
1385 White Daisy CS
Z3024 White shimmer trim
Z3040 Thistle twine
Z1936 Purple Glitter gems
Retired Lagoon washi tape
Z2195 Lagoon ink
Z2197 Pear ink
44751 Black Archival ink
Z1912 Corner rounder
Z1151 3-D Foam tape
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Ice Cream cut 11" on page 86
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Life is Sweeter card:
White Daisy circle cut 2 1/4"
Lagoon circle cut 2 1/2" on page 21
It's time to celebrate card:
White Daisy circle cut 2" on page 21
Lagoon scalloped circle cut 2 1/4" on page 31
Happy Birthday card:
White Daisy oval cut 2 1/2" on page 32
Pear oval cut 2 3/4" on page 32
Strips are cut 1/2" - 3/4" 

Square White Daisy cut 3" and Thistle sqaure cut 3 1/4" on page 53 and then stamped in Pear
Large white photo mat is cut 4 3/4 x 6 3/4"
Thistle mat is cut 5x7"                        Two white smaller photo mats are cut 2 3/4" x 3"
Pear mats are cut 3 x 3/4"
Thistle striped strip for the bottom is cut 2 1/4" x 12
Pear polka dot is cut 1 1/4 x 12"
Lagoon strip is cut 1 1/2 x 12"

To color your images, I first stamped
in Black archival ink. I like this ink pad best because it doesn't smear as much when using your markers. 
Then I take a ShinHan marker and color the whole image and outline with a darker color or same color to give it a shadowed look. I then take my blender and gently lighten the center of my image. This makes the ice cream, ect. look a little more realistic.

You can purchase this stamp set starting June 1st! If you place a $50 purchase you can get it for a great value at $5!!
You can order these products and more on my OBA @

Have fun creating your own beautiful artwork using our June SOTM! You're going to be glad you got it!! 

For those of you who are interested in scraplifting my artwork for yourself, classes, workshops, and Gatherings, I ask you to please credit me as the artist! 
These are my original designs and would appreciate that you give me that credit for my time and hours I spend designing! 
Thank you so much! 

I would love to hear from you! Please post a comment and let me know what you think! 

Stop by and visit again soon! 

Have a Great holiday weekend!

Happy Creating!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Paper Fundamental Cards

Hi All! 
Do you have a lot of scraps laying around? These are great cards to use some of those up! I had a lot of Whimsey Fundamental scraps not being used, so I sat down this week and decided to design some cards that I could use those extra scraps up! 
Here's two matching cards that I came
up with! 
I also used 3 different stamp sets on these cards. I love how they turned out! The black shimmer trim really gave it that added sparkle! 

Here is the shopping list:

C1613 Paper Bird
C1612 Shower Flowers
D1647 Documenting Moments
Z2033 Whimsey Fundamentals 
Z1809 Black shimmer trim
Z1754 Black and Grey sparkles
Z1151 3-D foam tape
Z2196 Smoothie ink
Z2641 Glacier ink
Z2105 Black ink
Z1923 Smoothie striped washi tape
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
1386 Black cardstock
1385 White Daisy cardstock

You can order these products and more on my OBA @ 

I cut random sizes of paper strips from 1/4" to 3/4". I added the black shimmer trim and washi tape in between the paper and left a space to stamp the arrows in black. 
The heart is cut 1 3/4 on page 51 in Artiste. I cut the black heart at 2" and glued the white heart on top of the black one. 
The white circle was cut at 2" and the Whimsey blue paper was cut at 2 1/4" using Art Philosophy on pages 21 and 31. 
I scalloped the edges of a piece of White Daisy and glued this piece to card #2. I drew stitching lines using a fine tip black pen at the top of the scalloped piece.
I did this on the circle too.
The hearts, scalloped circle, and flowers are all 3-D. 
The "You Make me Smile" was stamped in black on a piece measuring 1 x 3. I cut a dove tail on one end.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these fun cards! Have fun using up some of your old scraps! It's fun to use several colors on these cards as well! 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Come visit me again soon! 

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Simply Sweet Card

Happy Tuesday!

Today, I am sharing a card I designed using CTMH's Taste of Summer paper and stamps. This card was so much fun to create! I loved how it turned out with the the fun layers and the "Sweet" Cricut image! 

Be sure to get your Taste of Summer paper and matching stamp set by May 31st!! This is the last day of our National Scrapbooking Month special!
You can get yours at: 

Here's the supply list for my card:
Taste of Summer paper and matching stamp set
Z3042 Coral Reef sequins
Z3024 White shimmer trim
Z3036 Flaxen twine
Z1906 Artbooking Cricut Collection (Sweet cut at 7" on page 49)
Z697 Sponge
Z2191 Sunset ink
Z2164 Sorbet ink
Z2128 Hollyhock ink
Z2116 Cranberry ink
Z2155 Topiary ink
1246 Hollyhock cardstock
Z2163 White Daisy cardstock 
Z1912 Corner rounder

I layered scraps from 1/4" to 2" and added some white shimmer trim in between. This really gave it that sparkle I was going for. I masked the "Simple" using Sunset ink at the top left side. The strawberries were stamped in Hollyhock first, then I used the rock and roll technique using Cranberry. 
The stems were stamped 1st and second generation in Topiary. 
For the oranges, I stamped in Sunset first, sponged edges in Sorbet, and for the center of the orange I cut my sponge into 4 wedges. I took one wedge and squeezed it between my fingers and sponged the center doing a circular motion so that your center looks darker than the outside. 
After my card has been assembled I used my corner rounder on the edges and glued this piece to my Hollyhock card base. 
I glued Flaxen twine on my card and added a bow to the right side. 

If you are wanting to scraplift my card or other artwork, please credit me as the artist! I design most of my artwork and it's very time consuming! Thank you! 

Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting more Taste of Summer artwork soon! 

Happy Creating! 

Have a Great day! :) 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sweet Summer Smiles Layout using Taste of Summer

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have been in my studio creating like a mad scrapbooker! Lol I designed this layout yesterday. I have been having way too much fun with this darling paper! I love the matching stamp set too! It compliments the paper so well! I love how this layout turned out! I wanted a layout for my class that could be used for Summer. The fun cuts made from Artbooking really gave it that sweet look I was hoping for! Be sure you get yours by May 31st! Once they're gone, they're gone! 

You can order these products and more on my website @ 

Here is the supply list for my Sweet Summer Smiles layout:
Taste of Summer paper and 
Matching stamp set
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
(Page 67 Summer cut 11", page 51 Smiles cut 10", page 49 Sweet cut 8")
Make it from your Heart volume 1 pattern 1
Z3042 Coral Reef Sequins
Z697 Sponge
Z2163 White Daisy cardstock
1246 Hollyhock cardstock
Z2191 Sunset ink
Z2164 Sorbet ink
Z2128 Hollyhock ink
Z2116 Cranberry ink
Z2155 Topiary ink
Z1151 3-D Foam tape

For the strawberries, I stamped in Hollyhock ink first, then rolled the same stamp in Cranberry using the rock and roll technique. Stamp the stem in Topiary ink afterwards and then cut out your strawberries. 
For the oranges, I stamped in Sunset ink first, then sponged edges with Sorbet ink. 

Info will be posted soon for my Taste of Summer class next month! If you are local and would like to register, please email me! I'd love to have you! 

If you love to make cards, be sure to stay tuned for more artwork coming soon! I will be posting some fun cards using this paper and stamps! 

Stop by and see me again soon!
Have a fabulous Wednesday! 

Happy Creating!

~ Liz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Sunshine layout using Taste of Summer

Hi Crafty Friends!

Here is my first attempt using CTMH Taste of Summer paper and matching stamp set! I love these bright yummy colors! I had so much fun creating this layout! CTMH celebrates National Scrabook Month by offering a great special during the month of May! 
Their special this month is a yummy paper packet called "Taste of Summer" and it's a great value at $8.95! You get two each of 6 patterns! That's 12 sheets! 
You can order your own paper and the products listed below here or on my website @

Here is the products I used on my layout:
Taste of Summer paper
Z3040 Thistle twine
Z3042 Coral Reef sequins
Z3024 White Shimmer trim 
Z2643 Canary ink
Z2640 Thistle ink
Z2155 Topiary ink
Z697 Sponge
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
(Page 67 cut 11")
Make it from your Heart volume 2 pattern #3
Z2163 White Daisy cardstock

I stamped the lemons in canary ink first, then cut them out and sponged the edges with canary. This gives them a more of a realistic look. I also sponged the canary B&T with canary ink and sponged the purple B&T with Thistle ink. I love the look of this on my layouts! 

I will be posting additional artwork over the next few weeks! Be sure to stop by again! 

Happy Creating! 



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Card

Hello Crafty Friends! 

I am so excited to share a fun card I designed using the May SOTM called "Just Sayin'"!
I love the fun banners and shapes in this set! It's perfect for scrapbook pages too! 

I thought it would be fun to try out this set on a card! I added some Smoothie washi tape, black shimmer trim, and black sparkles to this card. I cut random sizes of trim and washi tape and added with the stamped images. Love this color combo! I wasn't sure how it would look together but I really love these colors together! 

Here is the products I used:
Whimsey Fundamentals paper
Black shimmer trim
Smoothie washi tape 
Black ink
Smoothie ink
Glacier ink
Black sparkles
Black cardstock
White Daisy cardstock

You can order your own May SOTM for only $5 with a $50 purchase on my website! This offer is only available during the month of May! 

Stop by again soon! 

Happy Creating!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Father's Day card using Jackson

Happy May 1st Everyone!

Here is fun Father's Day card I made using our new Jackson papers! I love how this card turned out! 
I love distressing the edges of our cardstock! It gives it that old worn look. 

Here is the products I used on this card:
X7195B Jackson paper packet
A1173 The Best Dad Ever
Barn Red cardstock
Colonial White cardstock
Z3041 Oceanside sequins
Z1921 Baker's Twine Neutral 
Z2165 Juniper ink pad
Z2641 Glacier ink pad
Z2104 Barn Red ink pad
Z2114 Cocoa ink pad
Journaling pen

Here's the instructions for the coloring:
1. I stamped the Happy Father's Day in Juniper first. 
2. Stamp the hat in Glacier on a piece of scrap paper. Cut the hat out. Sponge edges with Glacier ink. Set aside.
3. Stamp the mustache on a piece of scrap paper using Cocoa ink. Cut the mustache out and set aside. 
4. Stamp the bow tie in Barn Red ink on another piece of scrap paper. Cut this out  and sponge edges with the Barn Red ink. 
5. Glue all pieces on top of your Happy Father's Day stamped piece. 
6. Add a Glacier sequin to the center of the bow tie.
So fun! 

You can order these products on my website @ 

Thanks for stopping by! Please stop by again! 

Happy Creating! 


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