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April 3 Takes on a Trend

Hi friends! Thank you so much for joining me this month for how we take on a trend with Ellen Hutson in the CLASSroom. This month there are three of us. Therefore: THREE Takes on a Trend. Duh. :D

The Pantone Palette is called Drama Queen and it is GORGEOUS!! Have a look:

Isn’t that a beautiful color palette?!?

Since the store is now carrying the stunning Alexandra Renke products I knew, almost immediately, what I wanted to create along with the fabulous new Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Be Strong & Designer Dies by Brandi Kincaid.

I hope you like my card.

Usually I LOVE going bolder with color. Trust me. But, I’m finding lately that going softer has just as much visual impact, just in a different way. I’m still learning as I go and finding that you don’t always HAVE to create one way. You can have a certain technique or style that you prefer, but still learn. Ever day is a new opportunity, right?

Anyway! I’m rambling. This stamp set from Ellen Hutson LLC is one of those I think is a necessity for every stamper/creative. If you’ve ever struggled or known someone who is? This stamp set is perfect to make a set of cards to remind them how important they are. How special, how brave, how strong they are. And how much you love them.  Or maybe make something for yourself. ♥ 

This is your reminder that wherever you are, that I love you and I’m rooting for you. Be strong.

All my supplies are listed below and linked to shop for your convenience.

 

 

Color Trend Week with Ellen Hutson

Hey Everyone! This is a fun week on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson, LLC as we are having a Color Trend Week. This week, Ellen has chosen Black & White with a Pop of Color. You know that that prompt made my brain go into hyperdrive, right? ;)

I thought it would be really interesting to go with a really BOLD (but simple) Black and White background and then for my Pop of Color to go with a watercolor wash, but with bright colors. I hope my description makes sense. It did in my head when I was designing it. LOL!! In essence, I wanted the background to be a complete juxtaposition of the beautiful Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Peony by Julie Ebersole.

I’m kinda crushing on my own card. And I love how these colors play off of each other. I used Laurel’s June Pin-sight’s Challenge as my Pop of Color inspiration which you can see in the photo below. I hope that you’ll want to play along. It’s always a fun challenge.

All of my coloring of the Mondo Peony is done on Bristol Paper. It just works so much better with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I chose to color the leaves in a black/grey scheme to keep the color focused on the flower. And also added some flicks of black ink onto the flower itself to tie the black color from the flower BACK to the card. I hope that makes sense. These things always do in my head, but when I try to explain them they just sound weird. HA!

The only other thing done was the tiny little “Hello” was stamped using a Versafine Ink Pad, Onyx Black which was then heat embossed with Wow! Embossing Powder, Super Fine – Clear Gloss. The “Hello” is from Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps All Inside, by Julie Ebersole.

This is a VERY easy card to recreate. All you need is the right tools. And lucky for YOU? Ellen Hutson, LLC carries them all. :) Don’t forget to stop by the CLASSroon blog for more inspiration, too.

I have a supply list right below if you’re looking for anything that I used in my card and a few close ups of the card, too. Thanks, so much, for stopping by today!

 

 

and one more!!

 

 

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Father’s Day

Whoa…another post?!! ;) I happen to have a Father’s Day card for my #TexturalTuesdays series on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson today. This card came together much easier than most really. I’ve kinda had a “thing” with circles, lately. My dear friend, Carisa, and I were even discussing this when I showed her a peek of the card. It’s just something I can’t get out out my head. When I was thinking about making my dad’s Father’s Day card I just knew this was the route I was going to go.

Making cards for men is just so hard, but when it’s your dad? You really want it to be extra special, too. I just have a heck of a time making cards for my dad. He thinks I’m the world’s greatest card-maker, but he would look at me sideways if I made him a card with golf clubs on it…or a moustache…or…baby animals….ya catch my drift? I still have to make it just so.

That’s why THIS card coming together so easy (mostly) kind of freaked me out. For the “mostly” part you have to check out the CLASSroom blog and read the full tutorial and all my deep, dark secrets. ;) In the meantime, here’s a full look at the card. No peek…I love this card too much.

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It’s cool, huh? So even though it’s not quite Father’s Day yet, I think he’s gonna like this one. I wish you all could touch it. But my pops might have something to say about that. ;) 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Lisa Sig

 

 

Below is a FULL list of supplies (some are duplicates), some were given to me for my use as a Designer and others I purchased at my own expense. Anything you click on and purchase will be directed to my affiliate link for which I make a small percentage and helps me keep my site run bug-free.

Always Remember

Memorial Day is a day to remember the fallen. To show respect, and to honor the brave men and women who DIED while in service to this great nation of ours. We need to always remember these brave souls. And that is what Memorial Day is all about. It’s one day of the year that is set aside to do exactly that. To pay our respects. 

I have a card today on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today to share my respects for those brave men and women. To say that we will always remember.

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. — (Source: Wikipedia)

I created my own Flanders Field of poppies using this gorgeous stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Budding Poppies.

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I stamped it once, masked off one of the poppies and stamped it again. This creates a look of dimension and there being more when there isn’t any. The coloring was all done with Distress Markers, which I used as watercolors.

The sentiment (which I LOOOOOVE) comes from another Technique Tuesday stamp set called Poppy Sentiments and is one of my all time faves. I just love this stamp set with my whole heart. My dear friend Teri Anderson designed it and the sentiments in this set are the BEST…along with the poppies, of course.

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As for me, I know that I will always remember those that came before me and laid their lives on the line so that I could live in a free country. I am so proud to live in a country like ours. We have so many wonderful opportunities and we have to give thanks where they are due.

Wherever you are, I hope that you will bow your heads in a moment of silence and remember…

Smiley from millan.net

Lisa Sig

Thanks a Latte

I’m up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today with this Thanks a Latte card featuring some really awesome Donna Salazar products!! It’s so fun using mixed media products on cards and Donna has a great line of products with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. Twine, tissue tape, pigment powders, ribbons, a denim art journal and so much more! Check out her full line HERE.

The Thanks a Latte stamp set with the coffee cup and sentiment is part of a set : Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Oh Frappe.  Being the coffee lover I am, it’s one of my favorites. ♥ I want to use it every day. But, that would be weird.

If you have a coffee lover in your house? This stamp set and coordinating die-set is a MUST have!

Here’s my little sneak peek of today’s card, with the full tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l® blog.

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It’s late at night and just “typing” typing the word latte makes me crave coffee…I AM SO BAD!! Hahha!!

Anyway! This card has a lot of super cute elements going on. The patterned paper is from Pebbles and is really fun. I used a die-set from Pretty Pink Posh to make the scalloped circle. I just adore it so much!  The coffee cup itself was water-colored. Wait…I’m giving all my secrets away! ;)

I really do hope that you’ll enjoy this card as much as I had fun MAKING it. I can’t wait to give it to my friend with a Starbucks gift card to tell her… “Thanks a Latte”. :D Now go grab a coffee.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Sig

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