Friday, October 30, 2009

Hallowe'en DressUp

Hello! We had to dress up for work today, and since my hubs is in Med School my co-workers suggested I dress up as a doctor. So here is Dr. Lisa...for a day!! :)

PS - It was SHOCKING the number of people who thought that because I was DRESSED like a doctor, that meant they could talk to me about being naked. Not appropriate people! Dr. Lisa no likey! :)

Have a great hallowe'en everyone!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Card - Sending Holiday Cheer

Hello! I am definitely getting back in the rhythm of blogging (and crafting!) YAY! I have a quick video for you today demonstrating how to make a cute and simple Christmas Card. Hope you like it!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Two Completed Mini Albums


Awhile ago I posted a video showing you some great deals I got at Michael's! (HERE)
Well I have since finished up two of the mini albums, and wanted to share with you how they turned out (SUPER cute I think!)

Hope you like them!

Check out Moxie Fab World for a super fun Ruffle Challenge as well (this is my entry!)

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Sunday, October 25, 2009


Hello! I am having a lazy day today. My hubs and I went to visit some friends out of town yesterday, and now we are both recouping from the excessive amounts of food we ate, not to mention the later than usual night we had!

I am thinking I am going to start organizing all of my wedding pictures from the many many friends who got married over the summer. I must start scrapbooking these or it will never get done. We had 6 weddings this summer, plus I still have to finish a wedding from last summer, not to mention my own wedding album. I got kind of demotivated doing my own wedding book because I did it colour themed to our wedding colours. There are only so many ways you can find brown and green inspiring, so I have left that alone for awhile. I am hoping after I finish all of the other wedding pages I will come up with some fresh layout ideas that I can use in my own book!

Also, just wanted to share some pics of our 'view' from our balcony. Toronto may be filled with oodles, of buildings, but there are some trees outside our building that are showing their gorgeous fall colours! (OK, they have NOTHING on my backyard from back home...but I love fall colours, and at least these ARE beautiful!) :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18 - Card #2

Just another take on Dawn's color challenge! I liked this color combo so I thought I would try something new.
As a side note, I am finding I lack motivation lately...I need some inspiration!!! Even the potential fall foliage isn't helping (note the use of 'potential'), because it has been so drab and dreary here lately.
I have a stockpile of wedding photos from all of the weddings we had over the summer, and ZERO completed scrapbook pages for any of them! HELP!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18


Just a quick post today to share my card for Dawn's Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things. She asked us to use Raspberry, Green, Cream, Chocolate, and Kraft colours for this challege, and here is what I came up with!

Hope you like it! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you!

Monday, October 19, 2009



I recently started a new job and my blogging has greatly suffered as a result! Hope everyone is doing well! I just wanted to share a card I made for a wedding I went to over the weekend. Just a quicky, but I really like how it turned out!
Hope you enjoy, and I will be back soon with a look at some of the mini albums I have been working on!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

PTI WCMD Challenge #4

Back again to share my last challenge...and just in time to end World Card Making Day! This one was a bit difficult for me at first. I had to really challenge myself to incorporate the concepts Nichole was asking for...definitely outside of my comfort zone. However I managed to find some inspiration in a picture, and things flowed from there.

Here is a picture I found on the net that inspired me to create what I did:

And here is my card:

It took me a few tries to get an end result that I was happy with. Here is my first second is on the back of this page...
When I finally figured out a pattern that I liked, I worked with my inks to get a multi-coloured effect. Using PTI ink cubes I inked up the middle of my stamp with Dark Chocolate, and the outside with Ocean Tides.
By adding white dots with my white gel pen, (one of the choices Nichole gave us for this challenge), and another stamp inked in Fresh snow, I was able to get an 'aboriginal-y' (swear this is a real word) look - which is what the whole challenge was about!
I added some white satin ribbon, stapled to the edges, matted my Kraft mat onto an Ocean Tides mat, and adhered to the Dark Chocolate base (all PTI cardstocks). I added a piece of twine between the two looped ribbons (a first for me - these challenges SO helped me branch out!) to complete the card.
Hope you like it! And I hope everyone had a fantastic World Card Making Day!
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PTI WCMD Challenge #3

Hello Again!! I'm back with a post for challenge number three.

For this challenge we were asked to use the influences of India to create our project.

When I think of India, I think of vibrant colours, sheer fabrics, sari's, gold, jewels, and henna. And I used those influences to help me with my card.

Here are some photos that I found on the net to help get me started:

And here is my card.
The card base is PTI Raspberry Fizz cardstock. The mat is a shimmery gold paper I found at Dollarama, as are the jewels accenting the flourish dots. Ribbon was from my stash, and the flourishes are from a stamp set called Dot Flourishes by Inkadinkado, stamped in Dark Chocolate PTI Ink.

I soooooooooooooo love how this turned out, and might have to hoard this for awhile before I find someone to send it off to. Or I'll just hoard it for awhile longer....hehehe...

Hope you like it! Please leave a comment! I love to hear from you!!

PTI WCMD Challenge #2

Hello again! Back with the second challenge from Papertrey Ink's World Card Making Day celebration.

For this challenge we were asked to use the influences of Mexican art to inspire our work. So I did some searching...and found colour, colour, COLOUR! So I made a colourful card! haha...

Here is one of my favourite pictures that I found during my searches:

And here is my card!

I used PTI kraft cardstock for my base, and Stampers Select white for my mat. Using Polka Dot Basics Stamp Set, and Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening,, Plum Pudding, and True Black Inks, I created the background images. I added some black satin ribbon, a black prima flower and a sparkly silver brad to spice it up. The sentiment is from the Mega Mixed Messages set, and is stamped on Stampers Select White, and matted with Kraft cardstock.

Hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment! I love to hear from you!

PTI WCMD Challenge #1

HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY EVERYONE!!! I am sooooo excited to use this whole day for crafting FUN!
I am participating in the Papertrey Ink WCMD Challenges...they can be found on Nichole's blog and the first is super fun! (I am sure the rest are as well, I just haven't checked them out yet!!)

The first challenge was to inspire yourself with Japanese influences - colours, shapes, etc.

Here are the pictures I found on the net to help influence me:

And here is my card (and a bit to show how I made it)!

I started by dragging my Orange Zest ink pad over my paper to create a streaky background. I also lightly inked the edges of the Stampers Select White paper with the ink. I wanted to create a moon at the top of my page, so I cut out a circle in a scrap piece of paper using my 1 3/4 inch circle punch, and placed it over the paper.
I then dragged my Lemon Tart ink pad in various directions over the circle cutout, and followed up with some vintage cream to soften it a bit.
Here is what it looked like when that was finished.
Using the Flower Garden stamp set, I stamped leaves in Ripe Avocado, and flowers in Pure Poppy ink. I drew out a 'love' symbol (according to Internet sources...sorry if this is not really correct!), cropped it down, streaked the background and inked the edges with Orange Zest ink, and matted it on the page with foam dots. Finally, I matted the whole paper on a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock.
To complete the card, I added another piece of Stampers Select white inside to write a message, and stamped both this, and the envelope with a matching flower.
I so love how this turned out, and I hope you like it! All supplies are from Papertrey Ink.
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