Thursday, May 24, 2018

School Year-end


I'm starting to get used to this blogging thing again!

I'm back again to share a couple of cards I made for my son's teacher and the teacher's aide.  This week is the last week of school for him and he's "graduating" from Kindergarten!

My son had the BEST teachers, he loves school so much and soaks up all the information like a sponge!! Looking forward to see what the next school year brings...

My first card was for his main teacher, from getting to know her through the school year and information from my son- we learned that she enjoyed a local (national?) chain of restaurants that serves flavored soda, Sodalicious.  I immediately had an the idea come to mind for her card...

SODA best!

I had so much fun making this card using the Soda Pop stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things. I thought it was a perfect fit for Mrs. N and I hope she loves it (and the gift card to the soda shop!) too!

The second card I made for the teacher's aide... I had discovered early on in the year that she *LOVES* garden gnomes- so it was an easy pick on what to put on her card and other gifts throughout the year!

I recently got my hands on this Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy stamp set and I couldn't WAIT to ink and color him up!

I kept the card super simple (because I was short on time) and I wanted to showcase this adorable gnome all by himself!

Gnome One

I paired the image with some stamp altering to create the sentiment using You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things! 

Now that summer break is here, I hope that means I'll have more time to be card-crafty again and get back to regular blogging!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018



Is it feeling like summer where you are yet??  It sure is here... we've hit 100*F many times already and its only going to get HOTTER!

For the next card for my guest spot over at The Greeting Farm, I was inspired by one of the newest sets that came out this month, Beach Bums... I can't wait to get my hands on it! But until then I decided to play with another sweet summery image available from the digital shop, Addy!

Have Fun Addy

Hope you're staying cool and have a summer of COOL and fun things ahead!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

You're LOVED

HELLO... again!

I'm here to share my latest card for my guest design spot over at The Greeting Farm!

You're Loved

I used the sweet summery Fun Anya stamp on my card.  I colored her with copics and and fussy cut her to mount on the die cut tag (Stitched Duo 1 by Pretty Pink Posh) that I shaded using coordinating Distress Inks. I layered that on top of the patterned paper, also diecut with another Pretty Pink Posh border die, Stitched Borders 4 onto a kraft card base. Finished it off with a a sprinkle of sequins and white and glitter pens.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time- have a beautiful day! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


HELLLOOOO...... Anyone still out there???

Long time no blog... hope some of you are still out there!  My blog has been on a bit of a hiatus... almost a year since my last post- YIKES!

My card making mojo has been on a slight vacation and is slowly (very slowly) starting to make a come back.  Since my son started school (and a broken computer!), it's been a difficult to find enough me time to sit down to stamp and color like I used to. Not to mention I've recently been "HOOKED" on a new hobby... crocheting! - that's a post for another day...

But, TODAY I am thrilled to be back posting to share that I am the guest designer for the month of May over at The Greeting Farm blog! It felt so great to pick up my copics again!

This week, I'm sharing this fun card I made for my son's 6th (Aack? What? How is he 6?!) birthday that is next Monday! I used the awesome set, Mini-Remix Balloons...


I fussy cut out the birthday boy and the balloons and layered them with foam tape on coordinating patterned papers. The chair he's sitting on is from an older (retired?) set, Sitting Casual!

Thanks for those of you that have stuck around... I hope to make blogging a regular thing again!

Have a FABULOUS day.... Happy MAY!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Class of 2017!

Happy JULY!

Popping in quick to share this card I made for my oldest niece- she graduated from high school last month!!

I knew this Graduate Wryn image would be perfect...

Class of 2017

I colored her using copic markers  to match her school colors and kept the card pretty simple by die cutting the image using a Mama Elephant die, and mounting it on floral patterned paper because her school's graduation was held in a 'rose garden!'  The sentiment is from a Waffle Flower stamp set. Finished it off with a few sequins and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Need Coffee??

Hello there!!

Long time no post! I'm steadily starting to get my card makin' mojo back.. it got a little kick start today with the start of the latest Coffee Lovers blog hop!

I couldn't resist the cuteness of this new coffee girl from The Greeting Farm- I knew she would be perfect for this hop!

Need Coffee?

Feels good to make a card again!

 I've gotten so hooked (literally!) on crocheting amigurumi critters that it's taken over! It's a post all on its own- but if you're interested, I post more regularly on Instagram @LysaQR!

Thanks for stopping by & happy hopping!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thanks for all you do!

As promised I'm back to share the second card I made for my niece's teacher for the end of the year!

My niece is moving up to middle school next year (I can't believe it!)- I made her teacher a simple yet pretty card using this Hero Arts Large Flower background (cling) stamp!

Thanks teacher
I stamped the flower image in white ink of kraft card stock and colored with Copic markers- I love the muted tones the kraft paper soesntoncopics, even when using the bright colors! I diecut  a banner flag and added the thanks diecut (Mama Elephant) to keep the card simple, I didn't want too much to take away from the stamped image.  I finished the card with faux stitching and a couple of clear sequins!

I've finally gotten the chance to clean off my craft desk so here's hoping for more cards in the near future!!

Thanks for stopping by!