Thursday, December 4, 2008


The card base and envelope were made using my Cricut Expression machine and my new Wild Card cartridge. It's a great cartridge, but I can't see it working well if you have a smaller Bug. I had to adjust the card size a bit in order to use the 12 x 12 patterned paper I had selected and fortunately I had some 12 x 24 paper on hand to accommodate the envelope size. The card and envelope both tie shut. The adorable little girl w/ the package, is a Magnolia rubber stamp. I stamped I Love Christmas on her little top & put a cute little Santa hat on her.

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on seals for handmade envelopes, I used a tie closure for this one, but that may not always be appropriate? TY!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day & Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hot Cocoa Cards... Inspired by Debbie @ Thinking Inking!

Good morning Everyone!

First... I want to thank Debbie at Thinking Inking for sharing her awesome Cocoa Packet Template. Please be sure to visit her blog and you can see all of her inspiring work.

Here are some pic's of my version of the Cocoa Cards, made from Debbie's template.  The orange, the traditional green and the blue box, have all been decorated with images I recycled from old coffee cup sleeves.  I made 7 of these for my husband to give to his coworkers, instead of traditional Christmas cards. They contain 2 packets of cocoa each, which fit perfectly inside. They will be great for the guys, since they all work outdoors and can always use a nice cup of cocoa to warm up.

Once again... I can't thank Debbie enough for sharing her creativity... It is truly appreciated.

Cheers, Lisa

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Stay Motivated!

Hello There!
I just had to share....
While surfing the web one day, I ran across an awesome site called; The Daily Motivator, by Ralph S. Marston, Jr. .
Since that day, I've made it a point to read Ralph's posts EVERYDAY, some days I will re-read them as needed throughout the day, just to help keep things in a positive perspective. In this fast paced, crazy world we can all use a little positive inspiration!!!
He is very generous with his work, as he allows everyone to read them for free everyday and he writes a new motivator each day with the exception of Sundays.
His work has been a great motivator for me and really helps keep things simple & positive.
Anyway, I just wanted to share his site, because I feel it's truly a gift for everyone and should be shared with as many people possible!
Wishing you all a very successful & creative day.
Here's the link to Ralph's Daily Motivator:
Cheers, Lisa
PS... I'd love to hear if you enjoy his site, as much as I do, so feel free to comment!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here's a fun card made w/ my Expression & DS Software... Click the Fence Card & see it BIG :)

Hi there....
I just wanted to share my latest card creation, I used my Cricut Expression machine and Design Studio software for this one.
The base of the card is the fence from the Paper Dolls cartridge.
The Happy Birthday and cute little pups w/ balloons are from the Paper Pups cartridge.
Fence is white card stock covered (front & back) w/ Basic Grey Paper, Happy Birthday is loaded w/ Martha Stuart Glitter, Pups are chalked & have wiggle eyes, Balloons are 3D w/ Paper Glaze & MS Glitter & last but not least some heart eyelets and pink string bows.
One of the great things about the DS software, is the ability to save everything you create and if I want to make this card next year... Walla, it is as simple as, open the file and press cut.
Anyway, this is my entry for the BBTB contest on Regina's blog... Enjoy & Be Smart, Create Art!
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