Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I Love You & Coffee

Ok, back again (last time... for today!) Post #3 for me!

I'm just having too much fun with all these coffee cards! Surprisingly, at least for me, this is probably the most I've been able to participate compared to the previous hops!

A few weeks ago, I had colored this awesome coffee pot from Sweet Stamp Shop and stuck him on a little tag - my favorite one from Pretty Pink Posh (posted to my instagram) and finally managed to put it on a card! I found some cute Fall patterned paper scraps in my stash and made this card pretty simple.

Love You & Coffee

OK.. so I think that's it for me this time around for entries for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! (have you SEEN all the fabulous sponsors????) But it IS still early in the week...

Thanks for stopping by!

OH, the Places You'll Go!

I have a few more cards to share today- this is my 2nd post today! Please check out my first card for the Tiddly Inks Challenge HERE!

I've really been dying to play along with the now monthly challenges over at The Greeting Farm! I'm squeezing in just under the deadline for this month's 'Back to School' challenge!

I've had this sweet Oliver & Amelia- Little Dreamer set for what seems like forever and never inked it up til NOW! While it's still few years before my son goes to school (thank goodness- because I am SO not ready for that stage yet!) I had to use the lil Oliver! :)

TGF Back to School

I had this Dr. Seuss quote stamp laying around and thought it was a perfect fit!

I have one more card to post... coming soon...

Gettin' Krafty with Tiddly Inks!

Taking a break from my coffee cards to post the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks!

Get Krafty!

Now... it really shouldn't be news that I love kraft- my cards always seem to have some item of kraft on them! For my card today, I decided to try something a little different and print my digi image directly on kraft cardstock!  I colored this adorable Wryn in the Fall image with copics and came up with this...

Krafty Tiddly Inks

Layered with some more krafty goodness called it done! :)

Hope to see you join in the kraft fun- check out all the details here!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Love you a LATTE!

I couldn't let the weekend go by without making *another* coffee themed card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I had this idea pop in my head late (always late) last night and could finally put the finishing touches on it this morning!

I think this one shouts a little more fall... (now, if only the weather would get the hint!)

Love you a LATTE

I stamped the mug from Simon Says Stamp's What's Brewing?, randomly stamped some "falling" leaves (from Lawn Fawn)- colored with copics and topped with some Wink of Stella. I ink splattered my white cardbase with various Distress Inks, layered a woodgrain embossed piece with a kraft doily and thought it was still missing something... so out came the gold paper and love diecut from Winnie & Walter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cream in my Coffee

Woohoo!  Happy Friday and Happy Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop day!

I have a few cards in mind for the hop, but this is the first one I've been able to finish so far. I used this sweet Cocoa Wishes (but made her cocoa into coffee!) from Tiddly Inks, so cute & definitely one of my favorite Tiddly images!

Oh, and since it's not *that* cold here... we're still hanging onto 100 degree weather (yuck) so I colored her ear muffs into headphones... she's enjoying her cup of joe while listening to some tunes! :) But I did incorporate some fun fall-ish colors!

Cream to my coffee

I stamped the background with stamps from Lawn Fawn (Love You a Latte), and the sentiment is one from Hero Arts (Need Caffeine), I had just masked and stacked it instead of leaving it long.

Have a fabulous weekend! & happy hopping!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Krafty Birthday Wishes

When everyone in my house is asleep... mama gets crafty! Last night was no exception... it was late, but I still wanted to play, and I had this idea in my head I had to get down on paper!

When I saw that AEI♥U's newest challenge was Non-White Card Base I had to play along!

For me, when I thought non-white- Kraft cardstock is the first thing that popped into my head!  So my Avery Elle stash is still growing (not fast enough...) but I love using this Petals & Stems set with pigment inks on Kraft!

Kraft birthday

I stamped the sentiment, flower, leaves & berries with white pigment ink (Hero Arts Unicorn White) on my favorite tag die (Pretty Pink Posh) then using some fantastix dabbed colors using Memento Luxe pigment inks (Pear Tart, Lilac Posies) on top of the white. Finished off with some sequins, a bright doily and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy *almost* Friday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Owl Always Love You ♥

When I was playing around with my stamps trying to come up with something for the Lawnscaping Texture Challenge...

 I had an idea that came together better in my head than on actual paper! I came up with my first card here instead. I had some time today while the my kiddies nap to make my original idea come to surface! Since I still had Critters in the Forest out on my desk, I came up with this...

Owl Always Love You

If you *really* want to know- here is what I did to make it...
- Embossed the card base using wood grain embossing folder
- Masked a small circle on white card stock, stamped Woodgrain Backdrops (& also on some kraft)
- Stamped the owl in the circle, colored him with Copics and die cut the larger circle.
- Mounted the circle like a 'spotlight on top of the kraft wood grain 'tree',

But then couldn't come up with a sentiment! After flipping through my stamps I decided to piece together my own!
The "owl" is from Winter Owl, the "always" was stamped from Claire's ABCs, and finally the "Love You" is from Love You Tons!

Thanks for reading THIS far!

Baked with ♥

It's Tuesday and time for another NEW Tiddly Inks Challenge! This week we're challenging you to think *outside* the square and create a card (or project) that has no squares!

I used this sweet Bake Me Some Love Wryn, to make a circle card tag to go along with some sweet fresh baked goods!

Baked with Love

I accessorized with cookies and sentiment from Lawn Fawn (Milk & Cookies, Baked with Love)

Hope to see you play along with us at Tiddly Inks!

Monday, September 14, 2015


No cheers for it being Monday already... but cheers to what appears to be summer weather here (in AZ) finally on it's way OUT! One can only take so many days of 100+ degree days!

Anyway, I'm not here to talk about the weather but to share with you another card I made for the Card Design Superstar contest going on at My Favorite Things!

This time I went with these oh so sweet Penguins in Paradise!


I randomly stamped and white heat embossed the fancy cocktail drink and hibiscus stamps from the set before assembling my card.  If the tag looks familiar to those that follow me on Instagram, it was also one I had created/colored during Kathy Racoosin's last 30 Day Coloring Challenge- anyone else excited for the next one to start next month???


Sunday, September 13, 2015


Popping in to share a card I created for the newest Lawnscaping Challenge: TEXTURE!

In case you haven't noticed I'm totally obsessed with cute critters... especially foxes! Since fall is *just* around the corner, it makes me want to pull out all the cute woodland critters in my stash.  It's been awhile since I inked up the fox from the Critters in the Forest set- so this was a perfect time!

I also happened to make a stop at Target the other day, and found this awesome burlap ribbon in their dollar spot- it was meant to be!

Hey Foxy

I love all the dimension just the little strip of burlap gives! I also added some diecut felt clouds to soften up the image too. It's hard to see, but I added glossy accents to the mushrooms & the foxy is popped up an extra layer too.

Thanks for stopping by today- hoping to squeeze in some more crafty time today while the kiddies nap & the hubs is in football land! (anyone else *not* a football fan? LOL)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Gnomie Hello!

When I saw that MFT was having their Card Design Superstar contest I knew I had to play along!

I'm still totally in love with these little gnomes in the You Gnome Me set! I'm pretty sure I had colored this during Kathy Racoosin's last 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

I also used the sketch 245 (roughly) for the shaker on my card...

and put on a regular A2 sized instead of making the whole card a square to show off more of the fabulous woodgrain background!

Gnomie Hello

Thanks for stopping by!

Get crafty & enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Just rollin' by!

Happy Friday!

I took a short break from scrapbooking (ha!) to make a couple of cards... I decided to make some cards for my two youngest nieces "just because!"

They've recently been really into rollerskating/blading and when I picked up this Wryn Skater Girl image from Tiddly Inks, I thought it'd be PERFECT for them!

This first one for my somewhat-girly tomboy niece...

Skater girl pink

and this one for her sister, who loves orange and rainbows!

Skater girl orange

Can't wait for the weather to finally cool down around here so they can skate more!

Happy skating!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chugging along...

with more layouts!

My son was/is totally into trains.  He loves this show on the Disney channel called, Chuggington- these train characters are just too cute!

He got a track set to go along with the trains for Christmas (2013) and I'm not sure who had more fun playing with them... Cayden or my hubs!

Right on Track

and I did this facing layout of all the trains he'd collected- he just loves lining them up (when they're not going down the track!) and saying each of their names!

Chugga Chugga

Even with this page "done" I feel like it's missing something in that blue space... off to search my stash (or maybe the craft store) to find something to fill it! ;)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Boy oh Boy!

Surprisingly I'm still rolling out the scrapbook layouts! I found that it's helpful for me to have the photos I want to use printed out in advance, that way I have to do the layout.

For this one I used another sketch from The Memory Nest, even though it's a little late for the challenge, I really liked the sketch!

and here is what I did with it, I had these 3 photos of my son that just fit it perfectly...

Boy oh Boy!

Oh, and if you couldn't tell, I'm totally obsessed with using wood veneer embellishments lately.  It's about time I started using some of my stash!

*edited to add.. I remembered having this sweet Oh Boy Ian image from The Greeting Farm that would match my sweet boy!

I'll be back again soon with some more layouts!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

School is COOL!

Happy September!

& Happy new Tiddly Inks challenge day! This week's challenge is a "School Rules" theme.  School starts pretty early here in AZ- they've been back for almost a month already!

Even though my kids aren't in school yet, I love making back to school themed cards.  They usually go to my nieces' awesome teachers!

If you follow me on Instagram (@lysaqr), you would have seen that I recently scored some deals on 6x6 paper pads - including We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass paper collection! I just love the colors in it, and played off those to create my card...

School is COOL

I'm wondering which one of my nieces will claim this one...

Thanks for stopping by- still rolling out more scrapbook layouts will share soon!