Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #200!

Welcome to Sketch 200 at Atlantic Hearts!  Today I'm using a CDD Digi stamp for this Pretty Simple Card... I chose to use this green gingham paper from the Doodlebug Gingham Linen Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad for my background because it had that diamond shape that is in the sketch... and it's pretty....

I just love the assortment of digis in the Springtime Meadow Digital Stamp set.. I used this tree and layered a border with it varying the sizes just a little bit and placing some to the back and others up front and then I colored them in with various Copic Markers... first I colored the leafy part solid green and then I used various green colors to smush dots all over to give a more variegated look to the trees.

That pretty green ribbon was just sitting around already cut .. dejected from a previous project but it was perfect for this one and along with the flower cut from that sweet little flower included on the Crazy Stitched Frames dies (often you'll get a cute little surprise die when you get one of the frame sets) and those pretty flower sequins in the From The Garden pack... only $.50 for  pack.. they are large so maybe not the best for a shaker, but perfect for the center of this flower... and then of course I threw a few of my favorite Shimmer Sequins around.

I lightened up the background to let the stamps shine by placing a layer of vellum cut with the Fancy Frame dies and the Blessed word is from the Greeting Word Dies.  And here's the sketch:

We hope you'll come play along with us for this 200th Sketch!

Monday, February 20, 2017

JessicaLynnOriginal It's All About The Pug Friend

I'm back with more from the new Corgi 2017 set by JessicaLynnOriginal... so I have this friend:

I love that the Corgi from this set has a little pug friend... because I have a friend whose birthday is coming up and she has a Pug named Rosey... so I decided to make her birthday present and this time around it's all about the Pug.

I used a lot of my favorite mixed media products on this one and please do ask if you have a question but here's my tip for today... if you're like me you have a whole mess of chipboard shapes that you haven't used... they are awesome for a canvas where you want to add some dimension to the base... I have a ton of hearts so I glued them on to my plain canvas and then covered over everything with Gesso.  Once that was dry I painted over the whole thing with my seaglass paint and it was like they were a part of it.  From there, I smudged on distress inks, some Inka Gold, sprayed some more gold all over... paint... embossing paste... you name it!  I just kept going 'til I was happy.  Play around... it's all very forgiving!

I know... some of you think Pugs are ugly.. but I assure you they are not!  Especially Rosey... she is a beautiful princess (enter her crown)!  This picture captures the essence of the pug perfectly... I can see Rosey now sitting on her hind end just like that... almost like a person... and this cute playful scene reminds me of the time she came over for a playdate with my 90 pound Golden, Jack.. and they played while we sat on the deck and talked and we all look over and there they are... on the grass.. Rosey sitting just about like this... and Jack ... with her teeny tiny foot in his gigantic mouth... and we yell... Noooooo!... and they both just look over like... What?  Well, we broke that up before something accidental happened, but it was quite the scene.

Befitting of a princess, lots of gold and sparkle must be used in a creation like this...

And of course... Love ... Rosey is a part of the family... theirs and ours...

Hope you enjoyed today's project... I know I enjoyed making it.. aside from the occasional panic when I messed something up... but the beauty of a project like this is there is always a way to fix, cover, embellish a mistake away.

Be sure to check out all of my Design Teams blogs over the coming week and don't forget you can pre-order this set until the 25th and get free shipping!  Just click on over to the JLO website here!

Lisa Bzibziak (You are here!)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cutting Cafe Paper Beads Inspiration

It's time for some Cutting Cafe Inspiration and this time around we're playing around with paper beads!

When I'm getting down and inky, I often have to remove my glasses... I have bifocals, but sometimes there just isn't a good substitute for doing things about 1/2 an inch from your face...lol!  And I'm ALWAYS misplacing my glasses... where did I leave those?  And how do you find your glasses when you can't see because you don't have your glasses on??  So I've been wanting one of those old fashioned granny glasses leashes... no... I'm sure that's not what they're called, but if you wear glasses at all, you're with me... and if not, pay attention anyway!

So when this assignment came up, I knew I was going to make one.  I just picked out one of my old favorite paper packs from long ago that still had some paper left in it because I bought lots of extras and used the very cool Paper Beads file from The Cutting Cafe and went to town!

I added some beads I had in my stash along with the pretty paper ones and I love how it turned out... tested it out and yup!  No more lost glasses... well... to be honest... you know the old glasses on your head thing... yeah... I'll probably still have those moments.. but way fewer and much less searching.

I used only two different bead cuts but there are a ton of different styles in this set.. much fun!  Also, I left mine matte, however you could cover them with some shiny stuff and give them a different look!

The possibilities are endless... not just jewelry, but I can also imagine making some and using them on mixed media projects.  Or making cute little paper bead hangers for ornaments.  What would you make with them?

So thanks for stopping by!   Be sure to check out my Design Teamies projects on the 7th and start at the Cutting Cafe Blog... comment and win some free files!

Hope to see you again soon!

JessicaLynnOriginal Corgi Stamp Set Preview Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of previews of this Corgi 2017 stamp set by JessicaLynnOriginal!  Here's what I'm sharing today:

Love this little party dog that's included in the set!  I've used him here for some party favors... decorated up a treat bag and a tag with this fun image!

I thought these images would be fun for both a people birthday party and if you just so happen to love to throw doggy birthday parties also awesome!

I mean this treat bag could hold candy and little gifties or just as easily some doggy biscuits and treats!

I'd say he looks pretty happy to be celebrating!  And those cute little pawprints and that teeny Happy Birthday is so much fun to add in anywhere... and I love that the hat is plain on the stamp so I can add whatever decorations I want... there's a cute star and circles on the set or here I just drew some lines and made it stripey!

You can order this set right now... it's a pre-order and Jessica is offering free shipping as well until release day next Saturday, February 25th.  You can get it here!

Be sure to check out all of my Design Teammates places throughout the week!  So far, Jessica, Carolyn, Kelli, and I have shared some projects and there are lots more to come this week from everyone!  You can find their blogs here:

Lisa Bzibziak (You are here!)

I will be seeing you again tomorrow so be sure to stop back!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

JessicaLynnOriginal Corgi 2017 Release!

For the next week, we're going to be showing you some awesome stuff made with a new set that will start shipping next Saturday, the 25th!  Each day until then we'll be sharing our makes with this adorable new stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal!.  This Corgi 2017 With Pug Friend set is just the cutest!  I don't have a Corgi, but I do love dogs and this set has some great images as well as awesome sentiments!  So be sure to stop by all of the 

Here is what I've made for you today:

Today I made a simple card with this cute little pup as the star of the show... isn't he sweet?  I wanted him to be outside playing in the grass, but not a whole scene so I kept that part to the space inside my circle and used a neutral background and embellishments to keep him in the spotlight...

Isn't he the cutest???  And it was so much fun searching images of Corgis on the web... oh my ... adorable!

And this set has a few fantastic sentiments on it... you could use this one for so many things...

So thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you're enjoying the reveals so far.... And if you must have this set, you can pre-order it between now and next Saturday and get free shipping!  That's a pretty cool bonus!  Here's the whole set....so cute right?

And here are links to all of my Design Teammates' blogs!  So far today, Carolyn and Jessica have shared some really adorable stuff!  And there will be more tomorrow and all week so don't be a stranger!   
Lisa Bzibziak (You are here!)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Coffee is My Favorite

So you know I loves me some coffee!  And I loves me some Valentines!  And I wanted to make another Coffee Valentine... Valentine for my Coffee? ... whatever... anyway I ran out of time, but who says it had to be a Valentine.  Hugs & Kisses are good all year long, right?  So I grabbed my Cream & Sugar papers from Doodlebug because they are perfect for just such an "occasion" and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this week and went to town.  I was also inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge Photo, because it's Pretty In Pink and decided to play along with them also!

Love this cute coffee cup from the JessicaLynnOriginal A Latte Love For Valentines Day stamp set!  It's hand drawn by Jessica and perfect to add any kind of color, paper piecing, picture you want!  I added a sentiment from the Brentwood Happy Valentines Day I Love You set to the cup and that cute little You Are My Favorite sentiment is from that one too.  Another one of my favorite sets is the Life The Life You Dream About Spirit Animal Set ... that pretty arrow...   And I love to add my sentiments to those pretty Flag Banner Dies from CDD... love the stitching on them...

And these pretty heart balloon dies from the Party die set over at CDD... use them ALL the time... and they play into the hearts in the cup at the Fusion challenge.  And that sketch... was exactly the ticket and got me well on my way with this one... you should check out both of these challenges!  Me?  I'm getting back to my Coffee....

Thanks for stopping by and be sure you check out the JessicaLynnOriginal Blog ... especially starting Saturday morning because we're going to be sharing some projects all week with the new Corgi set that will be shipping starting next Saturday, the 25th!  You can pre-order and get free shipping now!  I'll be sharing some projects here along with all of the Design Team throughout the week.  And if you're not already a member, check out the JessicaLynnOriginal Craft Create & Share group on Facebook here!  Share your JLO projects with us... we love to see them and we'd love to see you there!  I'll be back on Saturday evening with a project so be here or be square!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties February 2017 New Release Rewind!

Welcome to the Release Rewind over at Paper Sweeties!  Today we show you some more projects made with the new sets along with some of our old favorites!

So...yeah!  I used the Pretty Posies again, flowers and leaves.. and of course that heart doily from the With Love Sweet Cuts!  They are some of my favorites of course!

I used that adorable bunny again and made her a little girl bunny with that pretty bow.  And those sweet flowers from the new Hoppy Easter.

And I do love that little banner that comes in the new set and my favorite new sentiment... 

So happy you came back again today!  Don't be a stranger, but before you get on with your day, take a few moments and check out what my Design Teammates have created for your viewing pleasure as well:

Sure hope you're going to play along with us this month!

And here are some links for you (this is what you call enabling):

New Products & Links:

Planner Series: Wedding

Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter
Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts