Saturday, June 28, 2008

Paper crafting

One of my favorite things is paper crafting. I started maybe 5 years ago when my friend Debbie dragged me to a Stampin' Up party. I did not want any part of it. I knew I had no artistic or creative abilities and that I would be bored out of my mind.
So I went to the party and loved it. I thought I was the most talented person on the planet to make (copy) Anne, our demo's, card. Since then my card making skills and tastes have evolved, and I do have to say my creations today look a bit better than when I started. (Though no where near as fabulous as many of the bloggers out there in the blog-o-sphere that I like to CASE).
Recently, my friend Kimberly challenged some of us in our crafty/ card making group (the Art YaYas) to get to crafting. Last weekend we had a virtual party and made lots of cards. I loved it. It forced me to actually use some of the crafting supplies that I've been hoarding. Pig (that's what she told us to call her, really!) sent me all of her challenge creations as a birthday gift. Am I a lucky girl or what?

Enough about that. Here are a few of my creations.

I made this card combining two of our challenges. This was a color challenge to use soft sky, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, and vanilla. The other challenge was to use Paper Trey Ink's ( http://papertreyink.com/) new set called Guidelines---love this set! This challenge was to make a card with cupcakes. The dp is from PTI and the images are from Stampendous.
This card was made using some beautiful dp from K and Company from their Wild Saffron collection. The monogram is done using the DIY monogram stamper from http://www.justritestampers.com/ . Kimberly gave me the monogram stamper with two fonts and the alphabets for my b-day. It is awesome!

9 comments:

Audra & Josh said...

Well, Well is this Lisa's blog?? I'm excited I get to keep up with you and your "favorite things" through your blog...Very pretty cards-your awesome at those!- Audra

casserole said...

Great cards!! I love that gridline card in particular. Wowza!I wish I had been able to participate in the challenge that weekend. I have every plan to, but then we ended up with a jillion things to do that day, and my studio is about three feet deep right now. Have I been hearing rumblings of another one???

ScrapbookDBA said...

Another ya-ya has entered the blogosphere! My oh my! I can't wait to see all o your cool creations!

Perhaps .. you will post some cool pics from your last vacation?

Hugs,
Kimberly

Teresa said...

How fun! Love all the different looks!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are all totally cute! Love the monogram...great colours!

Denise Felton said...

Ooooooo. Luscious. I want to eat your cupcake card.

Nicole said...

Cut cards, Lisa! Welcome to the blogging world!

Janna said...

Love your cards, especially the gridline one. I am considering ordering that after I saw that Kimberly posted a link to it on the Ya-ya site. I love that monogram stamper too. I broke down and bought one, but mine hasn't made it out of the box yet.

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty cards! Love how you have your cards on your banner!