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Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop


Welcome to Topflight Stamps, LLC Grand Opening!!!  We can’t wait to share with you our fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes us different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, we offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!

We also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount – 20% off ALL ordersuse code TFS-GO20

Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  – each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!

I’m sharing a project made with Fleurs / Flowers stamps by Katzelkraft from France.  I used a lot of Golden Paints, Heavy Weight Modeling Paste, a fun stencil from My Favorite Things aaaand some Pearl Texture Luxe  for my background. Oh!! There’s also some tissue paper in there and I created texture with burlap that you can just barely see in the corner. Lots of fun Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, too. Did I mention the glitter? Because there’s glitter, too. It not only adds texture but a pop of shimmer. I wish the photo did it justice.



And another pic with just a slightly different view. This thing is a MASSIVE tag and very hard to photograph! Each one of the floral stamps is a tiny little shaker that I attached onto vellum and then created a shaker pocket for. Cool, huh?

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!

Thanks for hoppin’ with us!  See you back here for the announcement of the gift card!! :)

Do Small Things With Great Love

Today is my last post as part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team. I’m sad, but it has been an absolute joy serving on this team…not once, but twice. The lovely people behind the scenes, the amazing products, and the insanely talented designers I have worked alongside. It’s been the BEST!

I hope that  you’ll check out the special mixed media piece that I made as part of my goodbye to my friends at Design Memory Craft. I also made a VIDEO!! Yay!! It was a lot of fun to make. Not my “normal” colors at all. And the quote? “Do Small Things With Great Love”? It’s by Mother Teresa. And I love it so much. Something we could all keep in mind and try to live by.

Thank you all for being so amazingly supportive of all my endeavors while I served on this team. It was amazing!

All supplies for products used in the video can be found on YouTube or below:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell Gelatos 34 piece Gift Set (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell PITT Artist Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Gift Set (EH|SSS)


The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Hexagons 6 x 6 (SSS|EH)


My Favorite Things Die-namics, STAX Jumbo Fishtail Flags (EH|SSS)


My Favorite Things Rustic Hearts DIE-Namics (MFT) (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium (SSS|EH)


My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio 6 x 6 Paper Pad (EH|SSS)









Moxie Fab Thanks!

You have reached my stop on one of the most amaaaaazing blog hops ever – A blog hop to say Thank You to Cath Edvalson and her Moxie Fab self for 8 1/2 years of awesomeness. You should have come to my blog from Laura O”Donnell’s blog HERE.

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What can I say that hasn’t already been said about one of the most influential, fun, awesome, amazing, talented, fun (did I say that already? lol!!), and absolutely one of the sweetest women in all of craftendom (yes, I just made up a word).

Now, I’m going to say that I’m one of THOSE people who has never been published. I’m not famous. No one has ever heard of me, well except for a small few of you…but I’m okay with that. (Or at least my therapist says to keep telling myself that.)  But, that being said Cath has always made it a point to give me words of encouragement. She’s said “hi” and chatted at events that I’ve been fortunate enough to attend.  And even when I tried my hand at her beloved Moxie Fab challenges her comments always made me smile – even though I didn’t win.  She’s just THAT sweet! You all know what I mean. ♥ The woman  oozes awesomeness!

When she announced in her column Moxie Fab World that she’d be stepping away from PaperCrafts mag and her role on the editorial team, my heart dropped. But, moving on means change and change can be exciting and wonderful. And I sure do wish Cath all things wonderful, exciting, happy, and full of all the love that she’s shared with the papercrafting community for the past 8 1/2 years. Dearest Cath, we will ALL miss you in this papercrafting community, but we wish you love in wherever life takes you.


Now that you’ve seen (and read) my personal tribute to the amazing Cath, you’ll want to make sure to  go to the next stop on this FABULOUS hop to my sweet, wonderful, and insanely talented friend, LAURA BASSEN .  (◄–click)

Here is the MASSIVE link love of all those hopping today and sharing our tributes to Cath. I’m stop #56, so feel free to start back at the top if you get lost or move on from here to Laura’s as linked above. (she’s awesome).  :)

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PS – In an effort to keep my post relatively short(ish) I’ll post all of my card supplies tomorrow. xoxo

You are Amazing

It’s my turn on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog today! I’m sharing a card that I made using many of my existing products (as opposed to brand-new) in ways that I hope will help you think outside of the box.

When you create, what are the things that spur you on to try new things? Is it the product itself? Is it how other people use the same product? What makes YOU want to buy something and, when you get it home…use it? Have you been guilty of buying something you thought was soooo wonderful and then *gasp* NEVER. USED. IT?!!

I know I threw  lot of questions of you, but those very questions are why I created the card I did today (and for my tutorial on the blog).

Let me show you my card and then I’ll explain further:


Instead of just using my watercolor pencils to color in an image and make it look all soft and, ummm, water-colory I scribbled on the paper and used a broad water brush to make a background. I also used gesso to make a really nifty bit on the card to draw your eye. I sprinkled it with GLITTAH!! Oh yeah, baby. See what I mean? I know so many people who have gesso and don’t know what to do with it. Well, there ya go. And let me just say a few words about bubble wrap and gesso. Have fun, my friends. Have fun. :)

I’ll be off to CHA this next week, or as they’re calling it now: Create-n-Connect (which sounds so strange, doesn’t it?) I’ll be sure to post highlights and pics as often as I can. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to take pics of or find out about, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. :)

Thanks for stopping by and being the best readers EVER!!


Lisa Si









Tombow Adhesive Craft Stamp DOT PATTERN Runner (SSS|EH)


We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (EH|SSS)


Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches (EH|SSS)


Sizzix Solo Thin Die Adapter (EH|SSS)


Vagabond Cutting Machine by Tim Holtz (SSS|EH)






Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Rock Candy (SSS|EH)


For all Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Products at Simon Says Stamp, please go  –> HERE
For all Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Products at Ellen Hutson, LLC, please go –> HERE

Oh Baby!

My sister is so awesome. She really is!! Honest!! Instead of going to the store, in Germany no less, she asked me to make a baby card for a friend of hers. What an honor!! Now, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the first person *I’D* turn to to make a baby card seeing as a know absolutely NOTHING about babies. Sad, but true. But, I was thrilled that she asked. :)

The catch came in that the baby’s mother is Wiccan. So my sister asked that the card is not overly baby-ish, is not TOO cutesy, and had no baby colors. Ummm…okay.  This is what I made. I shared a pic with my sister last night and she approves. Yay!



I did have a few issues with this relatively easy-looking card. First, I’m disliking Tombow Mono-Multi glue. For fine die cuts like the “Oh” it leaves a sticky outline. I don’t want a card recipient touching their card and going, “Ewwww” when they find that it’s sticky. That’s so gross. Also, the Swiss Dots embossing folder isn’t long enough to emboss the entire card base. So I had to slide it to the end, line up the dots, and emboss it again. Thankfully that worked. All-in-all, the card turned out fairly sweet, And I liked being able to piece together my own sentiment.  The teeny onesies are just too cute, too! (She’ll just have to live with that. Haha!!)

I’d love to hear what you think. Also, please let me know if you have any alternatives to the Tombow. That stuff is making me bonkers.

Have a great week, my friends!

Lisa Si

Neenah Desert Storm, 80 lb Ream (EH|SSS)


Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, White (EH|SSS)




My Favorite Things By The Letters Die-Namics (EH|SSS)





Studio Calico Classic Calico Vol. 3 6×6 (EH|SSS)


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