Thursday, May 31, 2012

Twelve Tags of 2012- May

Yep, I am Last Minute Lillie this month with my Tim Holtz Twelve Tags of 2012 tag! But hey, I got her done!!!! Woot! So, I was inspired to make a very clean tag this month and planned to try my hand at a monotone white on white with a touch of pink but I used a bit more color and really like how it turned out! And one of the techniques that Tim featured this month was the Melting Pot and how to make flowers look like resin. Well, I don't have a melting pot, but I have done the technique before using UTEE and a heat tool, but of course, my huge jar of UTEE is MIA! I really need to clean my scrap space, AGAIN!!! Anyway...I improvised with some glittery embossing powder and achieved an ok effect. Embrace imperfection, right? LOL!
Supplies: Tag, Embossing Powder: Ranger; Tim Holtz- Tissue Paper, Dress Form Die, Stamp; Patterned Paper: Sassafrass; Flower: Prima; From My Stash- ribbon, doily

Also entering this tag into Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog- Anything Goes (and use twine if you want too)- I used a tiny piece of Divine Twine to loop my ballerina charm through the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm trying to get excited about going to The Great American Scrapbook Convention Tomorrow, but I am really just so tired and want to sleep! Guess I better get some rest and put on my happy face because my scrap buddies are all super excited- don't want to be a Debbie Downer! Have a great night!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Card Caravan Blog Hop!!!!

    Hi and Welcome to the Card Caravan Blog Hop Hosted by:                    Docerela Creations, Creative Kuts and Creative Kuts2
 This hop is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 through Sunday, May 27

Check out all the wonderful cards created by the members of the design teams from files and stamps located in the stores at 
                                   Creative Kuts
                                  Creative Kuts2
                                  Docerela Shop

We are posting all of the beautiful creations on Day 1 but you will have both days to go through and comment and meet all of the requirements.  You will have until midnight Sunday May 27.

If you just came from Lisa's blog you are in the right place. If you just happened to come to my blog, you can start at the beginning with
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops too. The grand prize for this hop will be a combination of prizes valued at over $100. 
To be eligible to win these fabulous prizes:
1. You must be or become a new follower of all the blogs on this hop

2. Go to our CK fan Page, Like us and post a comment that you are coming by from the Card Caravan Blog Hop.

3. Go to Docerela Creations Fan Page, Like them and post a comment that you are coming by from the Card Caravan Blog Hop.

Plus your chance at Winning the Sizzix 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit when we reach 300 Followers at Creative Kuts2 Blogspot. Go here  for many other chances to win on the sizzix drawing.

This is a card that I made for my cousin who graduated high school last night! So proud of her and this cute Creative Kuts image called "A Days Ride" is absolutely perfect because she's leaving high school and sailing on into the next phase of her life- college!! And the sentiment stamps are from Docerela Creations' "Favorite Quotes" set- which is one of my favorite sets! It is jam-packed with awesome sentiments!

And, I couldn't let you go without offering you a little candy, right? So since we are having a card blog hop I decided to put together a card kit with some of my favorite things just for YOU; my randomly selected blog follower!!!

Kit includes:
17-  6x6 Studio Calico -Take Note papers
Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters
American Crafts-Amy Tan -buttons and shaped paper clips
Scarlet Lime stamp
Twine from The Twinery and Divine Twine
Studio Calico- veneer people and transportation pieces
Pink Paislee tickets
Jenni Bowlin notepad papers and stickers
2- Heart Doilies
Studio Calico Buttons
4- Studio G shaped cards 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Docerela Creations Challenge...

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! What better way to get this holiday weekend started than with a hop with Docerela Creations!!!
We have a really great challenge for you at Docerela Creations!
Since it is National Scrapbooking Month...
Today's Challenge: Scrap What you Love!

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! 

Here's my layout about my love for my messy desk!!!! Most people would cringe at the sight of this crazy messy desk, but it makes me so very happy! I love seeing my favorite crafty supplies all mingled together in one place!

I used the Loveable set:

In honor of memorial weekend we will have the stamp set summertime on sale for $10.00 plus shipping. Sale will run from today until Sunday at midnight. limited quantities. So hurry and hop on over to Docerela Creations to pick up a set or two!!!

Check out the Shop HERE

The Team:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Silhouette Deal!!!!

Hey, Ladies and Gents! I just had to pass on the information about an awesome Plum District deal for the Silhouette store! I heard about the deal from Christina's blog and it is AWESOME!!! You can get $50 worth of merchandise for $30!!!!  And this is directly from Christina's blog " If you use code slcplum20 you can get another 20% off making it $24 for $50 worth of merchandise (note this code might not always work, but I did use my code in the pop-up window for signing up and got the 20% off)."

I just used the code and it works, so hurry on over there, and please use my link:

to make a purchase and then continue to link up your link on Christina's blog....I think it's cool how we can all help each other out by using each other's links because when three people use your link you get your purchase refunded!!! Who doesn't love FREE!?! How awesome is that!?! So use mine and then be sure to link up your code in the comments on Christina's post HERE, so the next three can use your link! Woot Woot! Let me know if you use it! Oh, my I'm so excited I may even actually take my Cameo out of the box for the first time!!! LOL!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A quick little card...

I stumbled upon a challenge at Basic Grey's blog and fell in love with the inspiration piece card so I had to play along...even though it's taken me all week to finally sit down and make the time to whip up this little card. I love the original so much that I really used it as a sketch! I pulled out one of my old Scrapbook Circle kits that had these great BG papers from the Out of Print collection.

I am also entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Clean and Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Winner Winner....

Happy Saturday, Awesome Ladies!  I'm a little late with my giveaway winner announcement but at any rate here it is.... This is my first attempt at a video, so hopefully it works, if not someone please leave me a comment and I will just update this post with the winner's name in the post instead of the video. Not trying to drag it out, but I just wanted you all to see the process since I could not use this time...Anyway... And I look a hot mess right now, so that's why I am clearly avoiding being in the frame-LOL! Thanks so much for everything!

And guess what? If you were not the lucky winner in the are still a winner today! Yep, you heard me! Recently, one of my favorite bloggers offered a giveaway and had like three winners, and she was so sweet to send the rest of us (like 10 people) some goodies too! That was the sweetest thing ever. She sent awesome RAKS, too!  Well, I would like to do the same thing because I was really touched by that gesture and because I appreciate you all so much. It won't' be anything over the top, but it will be a small token of my appreciation for you! And, I don't know about you, but I just like receiving happy mail! So if you all will send me your snail mail I will get a little something something out to you this week....

So, all 12 ladies who left comments please send me your address at elisaphotoscrap at gmail dot com by Wednesday,  May16:


Woot Woot! Happy Mother's Day, Ladies!

Last Assignment for Spring Training 2012..

Yay! I made it! I totally did the assignments out of order, but this is my last one! Assignment #7- Effective Embellishing. We had to pull an old layout or a work in progress and use at least one of the embellishing design principles that we were taught. I decided to look in my December Daily from 2009 because I know that many of the pages lack embellishing. 

So here is the BEFORE...
 And then here is the AFTER....I used the principle of adding embellishments in odd numbers and coordinating. I added a few butterflies in coordinating colors to add to the visual interest of the page. I also realized that I had my visual triangle in place, too.
Yay! Feels good to actually complete a class especially since I have four other on line classes that I have not even touched yet! Yikes. I will get them completed, too!!! So much to do and scrap, so little time!

Spring Training 2012...almost finished

Another quick post in the wee hours of the morning. This card is for Ella Publishing's Spring Training Assignment #12- Die Cut & Paper Piecing.

I created this pieced together flower from a Tim Holtz die using grunge board and then misting it with Dylusions and then putting a cute little cabochon in the middle.

I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp and Show for this weeks show your favorite stamp. I used this Tim Holtz stamp (Words for Thought) which I just received today (well actually yesterday since it's officially Saturday now) from Simon Says Stamp! And, I LOVE it- it is officially my favorite for the moment! I have indulged in a  lot of new purchases lately, so I am on a mission to really use everything I order immediately instead of hoarding. And speaking of... that is why you will see a lot of the MME and Heidi Swapp papers in my projects lately- love the 6x6 pads! Ok, well I better go to bed for a few hours. Lots of baseball later today!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ella Publishing Spring Training 2012 Assignment #5

Assignment #5- Window Light

Ummm, yes, I realize taking a picture of my doll is kinda creepy, but I'm totally home alone (YAY)!!! and so I had to use the most life like object I could find! She's cute! Ok, so just two more assignments and Spring Training 2012 is a wrap!!! I've enjoyed it immensely even though making a separate post for each assignment has been a pain in the rumpus!

Ella Publishing Spring Training Assignment #8

Assignment #8- Matching Patterned Paper

I gathered these papers from Dear Lizzy, LCI Woodgrain Paper (I LOVE), and MME to make my next layout...

Ella Publishing Spring Training Assignment #2

Assignment #2 is to organize the supplies from assignment #1.

After I sorted through it and purged I decided to organize my ribbon by type. I like color coded but for me it's easier to look at the type of ribbon I want first and then decide on the color.

Again, if you are even bothering to look at this, I apologize for the multiple postings....almost finished with all my Spring Training Assignments!

Ella Publishing Spring Training- Assignment 1

Yes, I realize I am all over the place with posting my Spring Training 2012 assignments, but that's just me...Random! (And I wish I could post them all on one post, but the link up won't let me use the same link for more than one assignment- boo!)

So, anyway assignment # 1 is purging and sorting supplies! I have plenty of areas that need this attention, but today I went straight to a bin that I usually throw my new ribbon in, but somehow it never finds a forever home. So here's my pile of ribbon that I need to go through...

Ella Publishing Spring Training- Assignment 3

Spring Training 2012 assignment 3 is to find the ideal type of storage container for the product I choose to organize(which was ribbon). I would love to have all my ribbon nicely displayed just like this...

 My ideal ribbon storage is the Clip it Up 36" Ribbon Organizer from Simply Renee

Docerela Creations- Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Friday!!!! Today at Docerela Creations we are getting the Mother's Day party started early! Woot Woot! Our challenge is to create a Mother's day project.

Here's the card I created for my mom:

Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations- Mix and Match II; Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye; Stickers: Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Ink: Prima, Ranger, Adhesive- Glue Arts 

Mix and Match II

Don't forget to link up your Mother's Day projects on the Docerela Ceations blog for a chance to win one an awesome set of stamps! Can't wait to see what you all are creating for Mother's Day!!!

Please be sure to hop along and visit all of the DT's blogs:
Nitasha (you are here)

I hope that you all have a beautiful and insanely happy Mother's Day!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Training Assignment 11

Quick Post as I'm out the door headed to work...

 Ella Publishing's Spring Training Assignment #11 we had to Customize Letter Stickers.

I made this card based upon a NSD Sketch at SC. I altered the chipboard Thickers  with Mister Huey Plumb Thumb.

Oh don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! Almost to 100!!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Spring Training Assignment...

This is Assignment #6 For Ella Publishing's Spring Training 2012-- What to Do When the Lights Ain't Bright

I shot this photo in auto mode w. the flash off after 9pm in a hallway with very little light.

1st Attempt...Jeepers, that's ghostly! (ok, I just channeled my inner Velma from Scooby-Doo! she was the nerdy one, right? LOL!)

5th Attempt...much better, but I think I will keep practicing this skill!

Ok, that's it just needed to add this assignment. Be back in the AM with another card for a Spring Training and some NSD challenges! Nite!

More Spring Training 2012 and NSD...

Yep, it's highly unlike me to post several times a week, but I'll warn you that I will be posting quite a few things this week as I finish up Ella Publishings Spring Training 2012 assignments, complete NSD challenges, and then get ready for Friday's Docerela Creations DT hop! So busy, busy, busy week indeed, but I'm full steam ahead thanks to frappe happy hour at Starbucks!!! I think I need an intervention, because I know I will be sad when the promo ends at the end of the week! :( But anyway....

I'm sharing a card I made for Spring Training assignment #10- Misting with Masks. I made this little birthday card for my cousin who is celebrating his 3rd birthday next Saturday. I cut stars using card stock with my Slice and used them as a mask. I then used those same stars as embellies after inking them with black ink. Love it when I can stretch supplies!

Supplies: Card Base: Studio G; Kit: Studio Calico- Daydream Believer; Mist and Ink: Jenni Bowlin, Prima, SC Mister Huey, Sentiment Stamp: Docerela Creations; Letter Stamps: Making Memories, Studio G, Brad; The Paper Studio

This card is also for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Birthday Card
Cute Card Thursday: Cards For Guys
Studio Calico- NSD Letter Stamps Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spring Training and NSD Challenges

Hey Ya'll  this week I will be sharing some projects that I've made for Ella Publishing's Spring Training 2012 along with challenges from various places that I played along with for National Scrapbook Day (week)... I've made a few cards tonight, but only had the chance to photograph this one so far.

This Thank You card is for a sweet lady at my job and I plan to give it to her tomorrow so I wanted to go ahead and post it tonight. It is based on the following challenges:
Ella Publishing Spring Training- Day 9- Using Layouts for Card Inspiration (I was inspired by Lisa's layout at Studio Calico to make a confetti pocket)
Studio Calico- Confetti Challenge and Triangle Inspiration Challenge

Supplies: Card base: Studio G; Kit: Studio Calico- Daydream Believer; Mist and Chevron Stamp: Studio Calico; Sentiment Stamp: Docerela Creations; Vellum: Paper Studio; Twine: Pick Your Plum; Ink: Prima, Ranger
Well cheers to a great week ahead! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am hosting my own little NSD giveaway right here on my blog and would love for you to enter! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Spring Training 2012 and NSD Challenges...

And this is a photo of my silly child who was kind enough to pose for me for a 5 minute photography session from my Spring Training- Day 4- Shooting for Expression assignment! Hope his little face makes you smile today! LOL! 

Well cheers to a great week ahead! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am hosting my own little NSD giveaway right here on my blog and would love for you to enter! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Hey there, sorry I'm so late with sharing my NSD giveaway, but this has been a crazy, busy day and I haven't even gotten the opportunity to scrap yet!  And, I need to get ready to go to visit family! Yikes, but had to post this really fast!!! Well, lets get straight to the good stuff....

I am so happy to have you all follow my blog and I'm thrilled so I've been cleaning out my massive kit collection and would like to share some of kits with you! They are not brand spankin' new, but for the most part they have all the elements (a few stickers or elements may be missing). I think these three are from Scarlet Lime! They are older kits, but  timeless...can you see yourself making some spring and summer layouts with these fun kits? If so just leave me a comment and I will put your name in the hat!!!

AND notice that my post says NSD Giveaway Part UNO...well if you send some friends over to my blog to like me and I reach 100 followers I will have another giveaway on Friday which will include some Studio Calico, Jenni Bowlin, and other goodies!!! Oh and if you blog about my giveaway or Facebook it or something like that leave me another comment with a link so I can stop by and thank you and I will put your name in the hat an additional two times!!! Woot! Sound good? Ok, thank you so much for your support!

OH, due to shipping cost I am only able to ship within the United States. And, Winner will be drawn on Thursday!

Happy NSD!!!!

Happy NSD!!!

Hey Ya'll, Happy National Scrapbook Day! I have been surfing my little fingers off to figure out what online events I want to participate in for NSD since I won't be able to go to an IRL crop! I pretty much have my game plan outlined, but am anticipated several interruptions like baseball games, housework, needy kiddos, and whatnot! But anyway, somehow I will squeeze in at least a few hours of scrappy time! I am so excited and I did not forget that I promised to have a NSD giveaway. Well, I have not gathered all the goodies yet to photograph them, but in the meantime check out this giveaway that swewi is having! It's pretty awesome! Ok, be back in a few hours with my giveaway!