Saturday, September 8, 2007

Back to School

I made this cute little mini clipboard magnet for a teacher gift. I used one of the counter top samples you can pick up at home improvement stores. I covered the rough side with cardstock. (I used cocoa because I wanted it to look like a clipboard with a sheet of paper clipped to it, but you could use any color and stamp it as you like.) I stamped the teachers intitial on white and used my tiny holepunch down one edge to give it the look of being torn from a spiral notebook. I covered it with a self adhesive laminating sheet to protect it from "messy little fingers."
(My camera did not like the shine that added, ooops!)

It has been a hectic few weeks with shcool starting back. I have 2 of the 4 kids gone for part of the day now. So maybe soon I can settle into my day and start getting some stampin' done in the afternoons.

Oh, And I did just complete 8 sets of swaps and have most of those pics waiting on my camera.
Hopefully I'll get them up in the next few days.

Friday, July 27, 2007


We finally made it to Florida to visit with our families.
Didn't get any stamping done there but I did get to shop in the local Scrapbook store (Pictures In Time, aka The PIT.) that I love and miss.
Just a couple of local "sights" from "back home."

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Just a simple card here. I used SU's new set Baroque Motifs, stamped in white craft ink on my navy cardstock. I punched out the "hello" from the new hostess set In The Spotlight and added it on with a Stampin' dimentional. I finished it by putting it on a white card base.
(Sorry, this photo turned out a little out of focus. I didn't realize that until it posted.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bug Jar

Well, I guess if you're planning to play with real bugs, (or you have boys who will,) you'll need a place to keep them.
I took a mason jar and used my paper piercing tool and hammer to make air holes in the lid. I made sure two of the holes on each side were close together so I could loop my wire through to make a handle. I stamped a band for my bug jar using using SU's set called Bugs and Kisses.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Little Lady's Lad

I love dragonflies. I don't know why, I just do. So to make my little dragonfly here, I combined two Papertrey Ink sets. The wings eyes and antennae are from Little Lady and the circles for the body are from Butterfly Kisses. Everything else is from Little Lady. I love SU's Cool Caribbean and Certainly Celery cardstock together. The two just say "fresh" and "spring" to me. I did the rock-and-roll on the wings to try and get the feel that the middle was more see through than the outer edge. The two trail dots make perfect eyes for my little critter
His wings are the small ladybug's body. I stamped an extra set and cut them out , leaving little tabs to stick down, and bent them upward to "flutter" I stamped another green circle with the swirls and cut it out to glue over my tabs. This Little Lad is my favorite card with the Little Lady set so far.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Baby Bug

Yep, I'm still playing with my bugs.
For this card I cut the ladybug in half to look like two bugs facing each other. I used one of the longer antennae stamps for their legs.
The thought bubble is the larger flower stamp. I just went around the edge of it with my black SU marker and stamped it on white cardstock (over the already stamped baby bug) then cut it out. The baby bug is from the "Handmade" stamp in this set. I just colored it with the markers and stamped. I just love how the word stamps are flexible so you can curve them.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My new cube

As far as craft rooms go, I have always loved the look of a wall lined with white cabinets and shelves.
(and all the clutter that comes with the artistic nature tucked away behind the doors.) some of the pretty white cabinets came with a "pretty" price tag. (Must one be rich to be organized?)
I used to drool over them at the local scrapbook store.
Then, the other day at Target I strolled down their scrapbook isle just to see what the had to offer, and what did I find? Pretty white cabinets with half the price tag. So, I picked one up for starters. I was able to build it without any help. (Yea!)
So, my craft-space is finally off to a very small start. (But hey, it's still a start.) I think the key for me to stay organized is that everything must have it's "spot" to go right back into. (I admit I'm still working on this...)
Oh, the top right is a picture from the box showing a sample put together with of some of the pieces they offer (not my room, sigh...)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Whew! May is over!

May is usually a hectic month in our house, and this year was no exception.

*We made our annual trip to the TN Renaissance Festival. (Fun!)
*We had two family birthday parties.
*We saw a very anticipated Pirate movie.
*We helped my brother-in-law win custody of the daughter he's been raising (alone) since 2004. *We went to the Cheatam Dam "swim beach" for the holiday.
*Hubby spent a night in the ER with what was first thought to be appendicitis, and was sent
home many hours and tests later with "just an infection."

So, I haven't had a lot of time to play this month. But, I did manage to play with my new bugs again....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Playing with Bugs!

No, not acctual bugs...

My former SU upline, Nichole Heady
designed this supper-cute ladybug for Papertreyink. I couldn't wait to get it home and start playing with this dotted darling. Here is one of three cards I created last night. The set is called Little Lady. See it at

This Little Lady sure is Big on inspiration.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Playing Tag?

I've been "tagged" today. I gather that means I'm supposed to list seven things about myself.
From there, I don't know... I guess I will have to go figure out the rules, huh?

1. I am an Army wife
2. I have 4 (yes 4) children
3. I am originally from Florida
4. Orange is my least favorite color (with the strange exception of pumpkins in the Fall)
5. I love Orlando Bloom (blushing)
6. I think Grissom Rocks!
7. I will be at the first showing of Pirates 3

Okay, so there are seven things you didn't know about me yet. (Are we bonding yet?) I have gotten my camera back from my Brother-in-Law. But, I doubt if I'll get to anything tonight.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Camera MIA

Yep, My camera has been missing in action for a couple days now. My Brother-in -Law needed to borrow it Monday afternoon, promising to return it the very next morning...
So now that I am suffering from camera withdrawl, I will have to send dear hubby to fetch it back .

Saturday, May 5, 2007

An announcement

Here is our new little one's announcement that I made. I copied the design from the boy version shown in the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. That catalog is a great source of inspiration.

Testing... testing....

Ok, today I'm learning how to put my photos up here. So, to the right (If this worked) is a cute Photo Disc Holder that I designed using several items out of our wonderful Spring mini (You can Click on my Catalog link to see what's new.)
We have two cool new punches the ROUND TAB and the SPIRAL that were both used on this. I also used the new Sandy Shells wheel. Just pop a photo disc inside, and what a cute and easy way to share vacation memories with your friends and family.

Friday, May 4, 2007


Well, SU released it's annual list of stap sets to be discontinued on the May 1st.
I am sad to see some of my very favorites on the list.
(My absolute favorite- Roses In Winter- Sniff!)
But, I also look forward to seeing all the cool new stuff that must be replacing them.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Let me introduce myself. My name is Lisa.
I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, and other "crafty" things.
I look forward to sharing my crafty thoughts with my friends.