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Felt Flower

Hey there! It’s another #texturaltuesday over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson, LLC and I’ve made a super cool Felt Flower on a canvas that I hope that you’ll check out. The link is right HERE <—.

Today’s project is a feature that all the Ellen Hutson designers are doing this week and that is to work with felt in their projects. It was really fun! I always love making felt flowers and the canvas that I made for today is certainly no exception. 

Here is a look at the canvas with the felt flower.

Felt Flower

The die for my flower is from Memory Box (it is the Plush Ranunculus) and the felt is from Taylored Expressions (the assorted yellow -orange). 

Making projects like this is so much fun! I was able to get super painty with the background.  And, though I got carried away with the sequins, I really like how this turned out. The big, bold felt flower really makes this small canvas so happy.

The full tutorial and *tons* of photos for how I made this canvas is over on the CLASSroom blog , so please head over there for more information or if you’d like to just see how I made the canvas.

As usual, all of my supplies are listed below.  If you have any questions on the products, please send me an e-mail or comment below. Thank you!!


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Let Freedom Ring

Hi my friends and Happy Independence Day to my pals in the U.S.!!  :) What a wonderful day it is, too. A day that we here, in the United States of America, celebrate our independence from the United Kingdom and our birth as a nation. It’s a great day!

I decided to do something crafty today and make a card since it’s still too hot here in the Bay Area to really do much outside. So, I’m playing along with Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh and the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge. Here is the new challenge (one that is right up my alley!!):


Fun, right? And how perfect for the occasion today!! Yay!

My card LOOKS like it took a long time, but it really didn’t. I had some of the pieces cut for something else and didn’t use them. Woohoo for scraps!  And then I ran all the pieces that needed to be “stuck” down through my Xyron. So quick and easy. SO much better than individually gluing everything. I typed up the sentiment, put some clear EP on it, heat set it, and that was done. Then added some random gems. Total time? 9 minutes 56 seconds.  It probably would have gone even faster had I not started futzing with it! ;)


Hope you all have a wonderful day no matter where you are. :)

Lisa Si

PS – The font is Scriptina! :)

What’s New, etc.

Hi there! Belated Merry Christmas!! Happy New Year!! And everything else I’ve missed since I last posted. New Year, new attitude. Hope that with the changes upcoming on the site that I’l be a more regular blogger. (Cross your fingers for me, okay? haha!)

Since you can tell my site IS under construction I hope that you’re all excited to see what’s going to be happening around here. I know *I* am!! Having someone like Britta working on my site that’s also a member of the crafty community is a huge blessing, let me tell ya. But, I must say a massive thank you to Sarah who worked so tirelessly in getting me off the ground in the first place. Love you, girl.

Tomorrow I start a fabby new class with Online Card Classes Have you taken any of their classes? If not, you should!! Worth every stinkin’ penny. And they’re cheap anyway. (Plus, you have lifetime access even when the class is over.) Tomorrow’s class is the beginning of Clean and Simple Cardmaking – 2.


I need this class. If you know me, then you know that CAS is NOT my forte’. I’ve made this style of card, but it’s not really what I’m good at. Well, my opinion anyway. I always feel like it needs “more”. Y’know? So, in an effort to get read for tomorrow’s class… I MADE A CARD!!!


I know. Shocking. Not sure how I feel about it, truthfully, but there are elements that I love. The way the butterfly die cuts turned out, for example. When I ran the piece through my die-cutting machine to emboss-only the circle nestability the butterflies were “pressed” through their cut-outs. Love that!!

If you haven’t signed up for the class, you should really think about it. Great teachers, videos, discounts AND prizes. But what you learn is the best part of it all, which is priceless. Hope to see you there!!

All the best,
Lisa ♥

* Note: Other Washi tapes were purchased at a teeny store in Maine in Oct. 2011. :)

Playing, Sketching and Vacationing!

Hi!! Who knew anyone could have so much fun while on vacation?! Well, when you’re as lucky as I am and get to spend time with another crafter? Wooohooooooo!!! I’m spending some really good quality time with my Twitter pal, Leslie (blogger and tweeter extraordinaire of The Crooked Stamper fame) there is plenty of laughs and lots of crafty time. And, while I’m a teensy bit under the weather I’m having so much fun. :)

We broke out a few challenges and sketches yesterday evening to play with and I saw a few super pretty ones I knew I had to play along with. First one that caught my eyes was this beauty from The Play Date Cafe #146.

Aren’t those colors just LUSCIOUS?!!? I know.

THEN…Leslie shows me this yummy sketch from Deconstructing Jen. This sketch was just screeeeaaaming to be used. Lookie:

Isn’t that soooo supah pretty? Okay, so this is what I did with BOTH!!!

I freaking love this card. :) And had so much fun making it sharing crafty time with a good friend. That was the very best part.

Thanks for having a look! And I hope everyone is staying safe that is in Isaac’s path.

Paper: Cardstock (SU), Patterned paper – Chapter One (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: On The Wing (A-Muse Studio)
Die-cutting/Embossing: Amira Flourish (Memory Box), 1st Place Ribbon Award (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Doily (Wilton’s), Pearls (Memory Box)}

All my best,

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