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Friday, January 30, 2015

My Style Stamps Bag Challenge...

Hi guys.



     I hope you all had a great week!  Can you believe that it is that tomorrow is the very last day of January 2015?  I know they say as you get older time goes by faster, by my word. Can't it just slow down just a tad?   lol....
     I am going be real quick with this.  Today I went down to the Made in (our town) shop to add six more Valentine's cards to sell., I am so excited to tell you that so far all of the cards I have taken down have been sold.  I am in shock that anyone would pay that much for a homemade card, but I'm not complaining.  :O)  I am so happy and I hope that it continues to be a good thing for me.
     OK, let's get to the reason I am popping into my blog today.  That would be so that I can share the fact that over on Facebook all the MSS girls have been working all week to provide inspiration for all of us and to get us excited about making something crafty with paper bags. Now, don't get worried,  if you're like me you might be thinking."I'm don't do that, I am a card makers."  or something along those lines.  I know when Nicole first shared that with us all I was worried that I wouldn't come up with anything good let alone anything I would want to share with anyone.
     As you can see I found out just how mistaken I was. This project turned out to be just about the most fun and relaxing I have had while crafting in a long time. I couldn't believe  how much FUN decorating gift bags is!!!  Yes, I made my own bags out of printer paper and some light weight card stock. I had a great time decorating them with the Build a Blossom stamp set from MSS.  I had so, so much fun making these,... that I am going to sit down tomorrow and make a few to take to the shop for people to purchase. I think people would like a set of 4 or 5 made to look like they could put candy in them for Valentine's Day.  It's fun, it original and the stamps are fantastic!
     So I ask ask you want are you waiting for?  Head over to our Facebook group and join in on the fun. Check our Nicole's store while your there as she is having a 30% off most everything in the shop  (THIS WEEKEND ONLY - STARTING TODAY!!!) so she will have room for the new and I must say it "EXCITING" things that she has coming in.
     Go have fun, be crafting and enjoy yourself.  Thanks for stopping by.  I will talk at your later.
Hugs LisaG




This is the first bag I made.  I stamped after I folded the bag and I only stamped
 the front.  I love how it turned out, but I had a great time with the second bag.


This second bag was stamped before it was folded up into a bag and I really
love how it turned out.  Noticed how it looks so different, but both
bags were made with the same stamp set!!!

Side view: Stamping all around! 



Back view:  Notice the seam in the paper?  Looks like I bought this bag with
the way it is made and the pattern that is so pretty as well. :O)  


This is the bag made out of  light weight card stock.  I didn't use MSS, but only to
show to you that we really do want to see what you make even if you haven't
been able to pick up any YET!!!  I love how this turned out as
well and I am going to be putting some candy in there for my Sweetheart of a
Husband for Valentine's Day.  
 
Supplies:
Printer paper-Georgia Pacific & Cardstock- core'dinations -solid core Parisian Nights-Darice-Joann Fabrics
MSS-Build a Blossom & Misc. others for my non-MSS bag.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm Banana's over you...

It's Finally Friday.



     Yes, that is what the M&Ms and I say to each other every week.  We Thank God it's Thursday and then we are all very happy when it's Finally Friday.  lol.... We like to do our thing around here.
     One of the great things about Friday's for me is the fact that it is my day to share with you all my DT project or card for My Style Stamps.
      This week I am still on my card making kick of taking a great stamp set that maybe wasn't made or intended for a specific holiday and getting it to work perfectly for what I want it for anyway.  I headed over to Nicole's shop here and picked up this adorable set called  'Bananas' .  The second I found this stamp set I knew that he just had to be made into a Valentine's card!  This is an adorable little stamp set that has four images(one main image) and three sentiments in it.
     Once I got my little guy all colored up I wanted to change up my card design as well, so I die cut a circle out of the lower right portion of both my DP and card stock so that he would have the perfect frame around him all the time.  I then hand cut out this speech bubble to make it look like he was "Bananas" for someone.  It didn't take me long from there to add a Valentine's Day greeting on the inside along with his bananas and I had an instant card!
     I was also lucky enough to find these awesome red heart bling at the Dollar Store here in town as well.  I am both pleased and shocked to tell you that they are just wonderful. They come with a stick back to them and let me just say not one of them has fallen off.  That make this crafty girl very very happy.
     Ok guys it may be Friday, but I still need to work the whole day before I can spend my weekend working on cards and watching a movie with Jerry and the M&Ms, Before I go, don't forget to check us out on our blog here and of course you need to come on over to our FaceBook group here and join in with all the fun.  My Style Stamps isn't just about cards and that is what we want to share with you.
 So I hope you all a very good day and I will talk at you later.








Hugs Lisa G

Supplies:
stamps Bananas-MSS & Happy Everything-LF
cs-Neenah
dp-Love Me-MME
gems-Dollar Store
hemp-AC
Spellbinders circles-sm & lg

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sending Monster Hugs.

     Hello everyone.





     Well it's almost Friday and that means it's time for me to share a little project or card that I've made for My Style Stamps!
     I have to tell you I have been really excited to sit down for a little bit and make this card.  I knew just as soon as Nicole asked me onto the DT that I wanted to use my 'Monster Hugs' stamp set that I have loved since Halloween when she released this set.
     So, for my inspiration for you all this week I just want to share the idea of using your stamps out of the box.  Just because you bought them for one holiday or one occasion it doesn't mean that they can't be used in a unique new way that perhaps even the designer didn't think about.  I encourage you to take a look at your stamps and see what you have and just how you are going to come up with something that they were not intended for, but indeed work out to be just great on something else.
     Ok, so onto my card.  I just thought that with the sentiment "sending monster hugs'" that this set would make the perfect!   lol....  As you can see I pulled out some really cure patterned paper and gave my monsters a little bit of traditional Valentine colors.  Added that great sentiment and Voila!  Instant and fun Valentine's card!
     I hope you have all enjoyed this. Be sure to head over to our sight on Facebook page  and play along with us.
     Until next time, have a great weekend and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G







Supplies:
stamps-Monster Hugs-MSS & Happy Everything-LF
cs-Neenah classic crest & Red Pepper-Neenah Testure
dp-Love Me-MME
Heart Jems-Dollar Tree

Friday, January 9, 2015

Live in the Moment...

Good morning!



     Yes, it is finally Friday and I am so excited to share with you all my very first DT project that I made for My Style Stamps.
     Nicole (creator and owner of MMS) was nice enough to send us all a digi of her very first stamp set.  It is called 'Wish I was' and you can still buy the complete set at her store here.   I think you will find that she is so adorable and you can use her for so many things.
     My idea for her was to put her on my coupon binder so that I could see her every time I reached for my Joann Fabrics coupons or all my other crafty coupons that I either write down for the month or week.  At any rate I love that she is sitting here with all her work done ready to play.  :O)  In my binder I am able to put in my little calculator, (have to be able to add up those discounts) as well as a notepad that helps me remember what I just HAVE to purchase.  lol...
     I colored her up first than as my daughter suggested I gave her a gorgeous red washer to sit on.  I used my Glossy Accents on top of the whole washing machine as they are always shiny.  I hope you can see that in my pictures as it just makes it all the more adorable.  Anyway, I then added in Versamark some little sentiments and works to show that she is off to have a great time.
     You might notice that she has a little beauty mark high on her check, that would be from my Copic marker having it's own ideas. So.... I just added the mark so that I didn't have to start from scratch as so far I was loving how she was working out.
     I hope you all enjoy this and get some of your own ideas going as well.  Be sure to head over to our Facebook page and add any and all that you come up with. It doesn't have to be just with our stamps, it can be an idea that you found on our page and made it into your own.
     If you check out our Facebook group you will find out that Nicole and Steph are giving away a $20 & $10 gift card to the My Style Stamps shop. All you have to do is play along with us and share your projects and your cards. It's all up to you and we hope to see you there.
     Until then I hope you all have a great weekend. Talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G



REMEMBER : We are on Facebook here!  Our blog is here! and you can always purchase from Nicole and My Style Stamps  HERE!!!









Supplies:
stamps-Wish I was-MMS & Ticket2stamp-TSOL, A Birdie Told Me & Harold's ABCs-LF
cs-Neenah Classic Crest -Solar white & simply chartruese-PTI
inks-Versamark & onxy black-Versfine
Copic Markers:


Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Copic image of 2015

Hello there.
     I hope that you all had a great weekend. Can you believe it is 2015 already?  Well, I am not of a New Year's resolution kind of girl, but I do have a few things that I really just want to work on this year.  Not just to get to the finish line, but to prove to myself that I can do things.  lol.... Sounds so deep.




     One of the things I really want to do this year is take a class from Kit and Clowder.  I have seen so many people that I've always thought were very good colorist that have really just become fantastic colorist.  It's not that I think I will be GREAT, or that I don't think my cards aren't good enough now, it's just that I want to do this and I am hoping to get started this coming weekend.  Yay!!! I am so excited!  I pay my "tuition" tomorrow, and then I am going to study my fingers off.  Wish me luck!?
     So, because I truly want to work at this I decided to mark my coloring now so that I can look back and see for myself if I am improving along this journey.  Hence my blog post title.  :O)  Yep, this is my first colored image for 2015, and because as I look back at my blog for the last year,  I see that I really haven't been coloring as much as I want to I really feel that I need to step it up and make sure to color a little bit each day.  No, I may not be posting all that I color, but I am going to try really hard to share as much as I can.
     I guess, my post should say first 'Shared' image of 2015 as I have colored something from My Style Stamps, but you guys don't get to see that until Friday.  hehee....Anyway....
     I hope you all have a great week, and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G









I was hoping to show the Wink Of Stella I used on this'\
sweet dove!
Supplies:
stamp-Canary Love-SC
cs- Neenah Solor White 110lb & Recollections corrugated cards
dp-Everyday eclectic-ep
rub-ons-Daisy-D's
tags-keepsakes-Multicrafts & gifts
Bling Hearts-WRMK
Copic Markers

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Good afternoon everyone.
     Happy New Year to you all.  Today is my last day off from my week stay-cation with my family and I wanted to stop into my blog and share a few exciting things that are starting off my New Year.
      I am very happy to announce that I have been given the honor of being on Nicole's Design Team for My Style Stamps!  I am so excited to be a part of this Design Team.  I am looking forward to working with all of my fellow DT members as each and everyone of them is so very talented.
    My Style Stamps has started a new group on Facebook !  Please come over and 'like'  us here so that you can be a part of all the fun!   We are hoping to have a post a day for you where you can get inspiration for cards, projects and a whole lot more. We also want you to feel free to show us your work whether it is with our stamps or from a technique or idea that you've gotten from our group.  Have fun and enjoy it all with us.  This is where we will be posting sales, coupon codes, giveaways and other fun and exciting updates as well...! It's going to be great and we invite you ALL to join!
     If you just can't wait for those coupon codes or a giveaway you can ALWAYS pick up any of the My Style Stamps or other goodies from the Etsy shop right HERE, day or night!  Nicole also has free shipping on orders over $50.
     My Style Stamps has great blog as well, so please be sure to head over here, We would love it if you would let up know what you are thinking. :O)





     I also want to let you know that you can find me on Instagram under  Gobeagirl  here, and on my YouTube channel here..  I am hoping to put up some videos on the projects and cards that I am making with My Style Stamps and a whole lot more.  I have also put up a face to face video there as well. (Don't judge too bad.,.I was nervous...)

Have a great day everyone, and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Where has the time gone?

Hi guys.




     No, I did not fall off the face of the earth.  lol....  I can not believe that it is almost Christmas.  I also did not realize that I had not put up a post to share with you all since the beginning of this month.  So sorry.  :O(...  Bad Blogger.
     I have however been super busy making cards for Christmas as well as getting them ready to sell in a little shop here in our town.
     That has been very exciting for me and it has almost made me realize just how much goes into put together a card and packaging it for sale.  I am a perfectionist, so of course it all have to look as close to professional as I can get it.  lol... At any rate I really am enjoying the whole experience, and I am very happy to report that they are selling!  (Yes, I was worried about that.)  So much so that it took me over a month to make the decision to do this. lol..
     While I was in the middle of all the card making I also decided that I would really love to start making more videos on YouTube than I ever have.  I had at one point loaded them on my blog and on YouTube, but I didn't like the way it made my blog react, so I have just been posting them on my YouTube channel. (Gobeagirl)  Yes, I am really inventive when it comes to my channel names.
     So, I really wanted to share all of what has been going on.  You can check out my channel and please stay tuned here and on my YouTube as I have a big announcement to share just as soon as I get the go ahead.  I am super excited and I can not wait until I can share!!!
     In the meantime I wanted to put up some pictures of just a few cards I made this last weekend from some really cute AC paper packs that I was able to pick up from our new Joann Fabrics for only $0.50 a pack.   I sure that you have already seen the paper packs.  As you will be able to see all the cards have the same basic design layout, but made out of different pattern papers. I just had so much fun making these all!  I ended up until 3am wanting to make even more with different color combos. :O)  Yes, it was a very crafty night indeed.  I hope you enjoy them all.   If your still reading this I appreciate it as I really wanted you to see them and enjoy them as much as I do.
     I am hoping to have some more time to share before Christmas gets here, but just in case I don't let me wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.
Talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G