I’ve been creating up a storm lately! Ever since I finished putting together a Christmas planner for the Creative Christmas Bundle, I’ve been playing around with Photoshop, and I’m really learning my way around the program!

In fact, I’ve even added some things to my Etsy shop. I’d love for you to have a look and let me know what you think!
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Happy Saturday!

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Hello, and welcome to another DIY Friday! This month we’re tackling doilies! We’re turning those adorable, lacy bits of goodness into even lovelier creations with these three DIY techniques. Check out the video below for the full tutorial.

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Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know you were here! How do you use doilies in your papercrafting?

Happy Monday to you, and welcome to Week 2 of February’s Monday Mojo! If you’re joining from Alison’s blog on the Make it Monday blog tour, welcome! I hope you’ll stay a while!

Today’s Mojo post will be short and sweet. I’m sharing a super simple card inspired by this month’s color scheme. I was excited to be able to use the altered patterned paper piece I made for last week’s DIY Friday post, as well as some coral, gold, and black patterned papers and die-cuts.Hello Mojo

Pretty cute, no? It puts me in mind of spring and other happy things. I just need to decide who to send it to.

I’d love to see your projects inspired by the color scheme. Leave a comment here or come on over to our Facebook group, and let’s talk scrap!

Next on the Make it Monday blog tour is my friend Kristie Sloan, who’s talking planners today. Check it out!

Hello again! I hope your Monday is off to a great start, and that you are planning some creative time for yourself this week. If so, you might find this simple idea for a  greeting card to be just what you need to spark some creative mojo.

Creating cards is quick and easy when you use bits and pieces from collection kits, such as this one using Basic Grey’s Capture line.

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Using this month’s color scheme for inspiration, I pulled this card together in about 20 minutes. The card itself is a horizontal 5 x 7, and the gray and white chevron background paper is from an Amy Tangerine 6 x 6 paper pad. I trimmed one side of it down to 4 3/4, then layered on a 4×6 journaling card from the Capture waterfall pack.

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I wanted to hide the title printed on the journaling card, so I used a label diecut and a round piece to cover it. I took the round yellow piece from the Capture 6 x 12 sticker sheet, and again, it had words I needed to hide, so I layered a large label sticker over it strategically, then used foam tape to attach the sentiment sticker. I spelled out “my friend” with the mini alphabet stickers, then added the arrow diecut to finish it.

See? Easy as pie – a quick project to fit into your busy weekday schedule. I’d love to see what YOU create, so be sure to share in the comments or in our Facebook group.

And now, if you’re here from the Make it Monday Blog Tour (or even if you’re not), hop on over to Karen’s blog, where she shows you some cool tricks for working with your digital photos!

Hello and welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog share, hosted by Carole Cassel at Scrapbook Campus.

In case you haven’t been following along, Carole has been providing digital templates for twelve card and envelope sets. These templates can be used with your digital designs, or they can inspire your traditional papercrafting by acting as sketches. To receive the templates, simply sign up at Scrapbook Campus, and you’ll get links to all twelve card and envelope templates.

Take a look at the template I used:

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Super versatile, right? There are a lot of ways to go with this one, and today I’m going to use this template to create a card, and in the process, I’m going to teach  you how to customize plain die-cuts with your printer. So let’s get started…

1. First decide on your three shapes and cut them out of plain cardstock. I used the scalloped square on the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge at 2 1/2″ and two circles at 1 1/2.”

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2. Next, decide on the graphics you will use. I used a greeting and an icon from Lettering Delights’ Peppermint Holidays Expressions graphic set. Print the graphics on a regular sheet of printer paper. I set my printer to grayscale, draft quality.IMG_1630

3. Using repositionable adhesive, stick the cutout shapes onto the printout, being careful to place them exactly over the printed shapes.IMG_1631 IMG_1632

4. Insert the paper back into the printer face down with the die cut shapes still adhered.IMG_1633

5. Print the graphics again. This time I set my printer to full-color, best quality. And voila! The die-cuts are now customized with the graphics I chose.IMG_1634

I repeated the process again with the icons to embellish the envelope, which I made using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.P1160155

There you have it – use a digital template AND digital graphics to create fast, easy, adorable Christmas cards. If you liked this tutorial, be sure to share it using the buttons above and below this post. Till next time…cheers!

 

Hello and welcome! I’m excited to be taking part in this week’s Make it Monday blog chain with several of my crafty buddies.

Today I’m sharing a quick video tutorial showing you how to create the “Yummy Chocolate Square Holder,” which you can make completely from scraps and share with those chocolate lovers on your list this holiday season. Take a look:

See? Quick and easy! Be sure to swing by and pick up your Creative Christmas Bundle – it’s only available until midnight tonight!

And, next up in the blog chain is my friend Kristie Sloan. Today she’s showing how to jazz up printables to create unique cards with minimum time and effort. What fun!

 

 

Hello again, and happy Black Friday!

I whipped up a quick video showing all the contents of the Creative Christmas Bundle, and I wanted to share it here with you. Take a look:

This bundle is a screaming deal at 90% off retail. Why not pick up a little somethin’ somethin’ for yourself this Black Friday?

Cheers,
Lisa

P.S. I didn’t go out shopping today, but those of you who did have my admiration!

Santa's Helpers Workshop

Hello, and welcome back! This week I’m posting about the huge project I’m involved in along with 14 other crafty designers over at Scrapbook Bundles.

As promised, today I’m taking you through my portion of the bundle. It’s called “Santa’s Helpers Workshop,” and in it there are tutorials for 10 easy, inexpensive gift ideas you can create for the special people in your life for whom you might not ordinarily purchase large gifts, but you want to remember during the holidays nonetheless. People like your mail carrier, your co-workers, your secret Santa, your Sunday school classmates, and others who deserve a little bit of “merry” from you at Christmastime. You could even create these items and use them for stocking stuffers – the possibilities are truly endless.

Check out the video to learn more:

Just in time to scrap your summer photos, this kit features elements from Pink Paisley’s Hello Sunshine.

Here’s a sneak peek at the layout kit:

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And, for the first time ever, a card kit:

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Workshop kits go on sale Wednesday, July 15. If you’re an email subscriber, watch your inbox for an exclusive discount coupon. Not a subscriber? Sign up today to receive yours.