Mother’s Day

Hey!! Happy Tuesday :) I have a brand new card up on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson today and I figured with Mother’s Day this weekend I’d make a Mother’s Day card for my mama….y’know since she rocks and gave me life and all. I can’t imagine that having ME as a kid was easy, but I am forever grateful for putting up with my crap. She’s a rock star in my world.

I made her Mother’s Day card using tons of dimension and felt flowers since I know she loves them so much. I tried to make it a card from MY heart just for her. That’s what a Mother’s Day card should be, right?

Anyway, here’s a peek at the card.

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There are so many tiny little details to this card. I really hope that you’ll check out the post and tutorial that I created to go along with it over at the CLASSroom today. There are plenty of photos to go along with it and I’ll have all the supplies listed below.

What do you have planned for Mother’s Day? I’m not a mom, so we’re (my sister and I) are taking my mother out to a place that she has selected for lunch on Sunday. My mom is at an age where she doesn’t really like to go out late (past 5:00pm….hahha!!), so lunch it is. Plus, my mom and I will be doing the Susan Komen Walk for the Cure the day before and I think she could be a wee bit tired. ;) Should be a fun weekend.

I hope that you all have a blessed Mother’s Day, whether you are a mother or not. Know that you ARE loved, cherished, and treasured. ♥

Lisa Sig

 

 

 

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Wood Sheets

Hi everyone! I have a new #texturaltuesdays post in the CLASSroom today for Ellen Hutson using awesome wood sheets. These sheets are SO COOL and so versatile! The wood sheets can be die cut, embossed, and they’re all self adhesive. They come in a variety of colors and styles. The wood comes in self adhesive tapes and envelopes, as well.

What I made today is a card using the wood sheets with a shaker element using the Keepsake Envelopes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. I also stamped and  die cut some butterflies using the coordinating stamp and die set Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps & Designer Dies, Up the Happy by Julie Ebersole.

The shaker portion is so easy with the Keepsake Envelopes! Just fill…and stick. Can’t get much easier than that. :D Those are MY kind of shaker card. I usually reinforce the top with a few staples. Nothing worse than seeing sequins flying all over the house, but maybe you’re into that?

Here’s a peek at my card:

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As usual, for the full post I’d LOVE for you to go to the CLASSroom and see my tutorial to see how I made the card.  All the supplies that I used for the card are listed below.

And, in the interest of fairness, the inspiration for the design of my card came from THIS card by my dear friend Heather Pulvirenti. She is wicked talented and I am constantly in awe of her talent. Please visit her blog and look at all her amazing work. She’s FABULOUS!!! ♥

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Enjoy your week…check out those WOOD SHEETS!! ;)

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Lisa Sig

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m posting a card that I have over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today that’s part of the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop. While my personal blog is not part of the hop, my work is, so I wanted to make sure that anyone that visits my blog checks out all the links, sponsors, and amazing artists that are listed on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog.

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Without further ado, here is the card that I made using the beautiful stamps from Altenew:

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I am using two wonderful stamp sets from Altenew: Botanical Garden and Painted Inspiration . (My Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products are listed in full on their blog.)

For more views and close-ups, and more information on the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop, please visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog. :)

Lisa Sig

Many Thanks

Hey everyone! I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays card featuring GAUZE and the “Many Thanks” die set on the the CLASSroom blog today for Ellen Hutson today.

This card was so much fun to make and I love using products in ways that people don’t always expect. I’m a huge fan of using gauze in my mixed media projects, but I don’t think that card makers would expect to use them for their projects. This gauze comes in a ginormous pack from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and is part of the Donna Salazar Mixed Media line for the company. I, personally, am a HUGE fan. ;)

Of course, I’m going to just share a little sneak peek of my project today, but I really really hope that you’ll check it out. It’s a great project and a quick tutorial today.

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The sentiment that I used is part of the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies collection by Julie Ebersole and is called Many Thanks and it’s just so beautiful. I know I’ll be using it quite often. Dies like this are just so timeless. I don’t give out Thank You cards enough and should really start.

The entire project can be can be seen on the CLASSroom blog . All my #TexturalTuesdays posts can be seen there, every other Tuesday. :)

My Many Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what’s new. I hope you all have a great day! Below are the supplies that I used on the card in case you are interested:

 

Lisa Sig

Hello Spring

Hey everyone! I have a new card – Hello Spring – on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today! When I think of Spring I think of my mom’s beautiful daffodil’s that pop up every year. They are so bright, sunny and beautiful. Almost like a ray of sunshine without fail every year in her yard. My mother has such a green thumb, which I sorely lack. Lisa = black thumb. Hahha!!

My Hello Spring card is what I hope a reflection of the beautiful daffodils that I see every year in her yard.  They sure make me smile and I hope that it will make YOU smile too. This is a little sneak peek, as usual. So the pretty daffodils (other than the stalks) can be seen on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog.

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I have a bit of an addiction to watercoloring, so this is a combination of two types: watercolor pencils and Peerless Watercolors. And I love the way the two work together. Heck, there are no rules…why not play with *all* of them?! Do what you love, I say.

I think that this Hello Spring card could be used for so many things, too. Don’t you? It’s just a bright, happy card. Why not make something similar and send it someone whose day needs brightening?

Happy Spring and a Blessed Easter, too. †

Fabulous You

I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays card that I’ve aptly named “Fabulous You” for the CLASSroom today.  Plenty of beautiful shine and subtle texture on this one today. I’ve really been enjoying using my colored pencils and may have to upgrade. Hahha!!

Here is today’s sneak peek:

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Kind of a BIG peek!

The words are from Julie Ebersole’s beautiful die set Totally Fabulous and I created the word “You” from the Basic Alpha Set, to create “Fabulous You”. I thought that would be kind of fun and just a tiny bit different.

This card has two different colors of foil and patterned papers from three different companies. Stitched dies, embossing on patterned paper, inking…and all kinds of fun stuff!! If you want to see how I made it? I do have a tutorial (a wordy one) over on the CLASSroom blog today with lots of pics. ;) And I’d love it if you checked it out.

Hoping that YOU have a fabulous day!

Be Kind

I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays project that I named “Be Kind” from the stencil I used on the CLASSroom blog today featuring ways to find your own texture around the house. This was a really fun little canvas for me to make and I hope that you will all enjoy it, too.

Finding new ways to create texture, especially from things that you just have lying around the house, is so much fun. Even if you’re just using it as a focal piece, as I did for two of my pieces on the canvas. But the fun part is that you can see from the pieces used (go to the BLOG ) how these items could be used in so many different ways.

Here is a sneak peek of the Be Kind canvas just to whet your appetite:

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I know you can’t tell much from this…it’s a TRUE sneak peek!! But, there’s actually a lot of texture right there. ;) Even just in the words “Be Kind”. I’m loving this sneaky thing. Hahha!!

In the supplies list you’ll be able to see what PRODUCTS I used but not the free stuff, so that won’t give it all away. I really do hope that you’ll check out the full post. It’s not too lengthy and I hope that you’ll find it useful. I know that if you’re a card-maker that enjoys making CAS cards that you may not be super interested in texture, but maybe you would want to use something you learn from the post for art journaling? And it’s really fun and not super messy…not too bad. :)

I hope that you all remember to Be Kind to yourselves first and foremost. It seems that we are all so busy trying to be nice to others we forget about ourselves. Be Kind to YOU. ♥

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The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen Hutson.com that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.

New Challenge – Photo Inspiration!

New Month – Photo Inspiration! with the ladies of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog ! This month’s challenge is sure to inspire you…aaaand we have a fabulous sponsor, as usual. So, check out the details AND my project below.

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Isn’t this Photo Inspiration just amazing?!!! And just wait until you see what the Design Team has created. JAW DROPPING!!! I kid you not.

Our gracious sponsor this month is the ever so amazing Waffle Flower Crafts. I seriously love them. Amazing company and Nina (head honcho) is just a total gem. She is offering up a VERY generous gift certificate to our monthly winner. How awesome is that?

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Now…onto my project! I used the New Challenge – Photo Inspiration and I die cut (from glitter paper) a few oval shapes (no egg dies in this house!), then I created the background using some beautiful acrylic paints, shimmery sprays, and stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts. I used Gel Medium and applied a paper doily to one side. Then I die cut the word “Perfect” several times from black cardstock. I then stamped the word “together” using Versafine and heat emboss it using clear embossing powder.

The “eggs” and the word “together” were popped up using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. A little green lawn was also die cut and added to the bottom for a little additional fun.

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Isn’t it CUTE?!!? Do you get my pun? With the eggs and being “Perfect Together”?!! HAHHAHAH!! Oh, I “crack” myself up!! :D

I really hope that you’ll join us this month. It’s a great month to play along. Get yourself challenged and maybe win a little sumthin’-sumthin’.

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following the rules of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post.
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

A Sympathy Card

I have a post over on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog by 3L® blog today. That card is a Sympathy Card.  I made it for my dear friend, Holly. I wish I had words for what Holly means to me. Knowing that she is in pain over the loss of her father just tears me up inside.  She is one of the most gentle, caring, smartest, loving, amazing human beings I am privileged to know. 

Making this card for her was so hard. Making ANY Sympathy Card is hard. You just want to hold the person you care about, tell them everything will be okay (even though you feel like such a liar), let them know how much they mean to you. But somehow…it all seems like it’s not enough. You can’t bring back their loved one. That loss can’t be undone. No words, no card, nothing can un-break the heart…not right now.

I made this Sympathy Card for Holly. Because I love her. And I feel her pain because she is like a sister to me. And I wish I could take her pain away.  I hate that she is hurting. That her whole family is grieving. Her father sounded like an amazing man. He had to have been. He raised a wonderful daughter.

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I love you, Hols. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.  ♥

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The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen Hutson.com that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.

Be Your Own Hero

Hey there everyone! I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays project up over at Ellen Hutson and the CLASSroom today with an Art Journal page called “Be Your Own Hero”. I’m kind of an art journal novice, but I really want to use it as a tool to get more in touch with myself, my thoughts, my stress…all of it. It won’t all be pretty. And those pages will be just for me. But this page? I’m sharing with you. And how I went about creating it. Mixed media should not be rocket science, my friends.

I’m sharing a sneak peek, as usual. I really want you to go to the CLASSroom and checkout my process. See if this is something that you would also do.  Maybe I’ll do a video next time, if you all think it would be helpful. But I want to take the frustration out of creating. I want YOU all to Be YOUR Own Hero. I’m trying to be mine. (I’m a work in progress.)

So, here’s a little peek:

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It’s very important that you put your fear away. Fear will just hold you back. Create from your heart. No matter what it is. You don’t have to show anyone what you make when you art journal. I’ve been forgetting that. This process is solely for you and you alone. It can be as messy as you want it or as pretty as you want it. Write as much as you want or as little as you want.

But be you. It’s your thoughts. Your feelings. Your inner turmoil. Or complete happiness. Let it all come up. Allow the color to reflect how you feel.

Be you. And Be Your Own Hero. Save yourself.

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The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen Hutson.com that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.

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