Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nature's Beauty

Happy Saturday! It's my day up on the Just Imagine Blog today and I just wanted to share my layout here as well.
The photo was taken at Niagara Falls. We were so happy when we got there and saw this beautiful rainbow over the falls.
I used the Circle Cutter to cut my circles the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #305 for the border and added the negative piece to the top of the photo and added a small piece for my banner:

 
Here are a few close ups:




 
Here are the tools I used:
 
 


                                                            Enjoy the rest of your day!



 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Where's Spring

Hello and welcome to the Turtle Soup Blog Hop!
 

If your starting at my blog.. please go back and START with:
Tracy http://tracysscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/
Karen: http://calmcreations.blogspot.com/
Stacey: http://spaceystaceyscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/
Debbie L. http://scrapenabler.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/   (You are here!)
Charity: http://menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/
Ginni http://ginniscrappyworld.blogspot.com/
Toni http://memoriesonpages.blogspot.com/
Libby http://jeansandslipperscreations.blogspot.com/
Joan: http://thegovsplace.blogspot.com/
Chris: http://ole682000.blogspot.com/
Bev: http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/ 
Nicolle Creative Embellishments:http://nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/ 
FINISH at: http://www.turtlesoup.scrappingturtle.com/viewforum.php?f=77 for the last piece of the puzzle.

Here is my puzzle piece #7:



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Amazing sponsored prize.............you must play along with the puzzle pieced sketch in the
Turtle forum.. sure hope you'll share your finished creation with us.
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

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It's been a long cold winter here in Wisconsin and I am so ready for spring!
These photos were taken March 25th and look at all the snow we still had:


I made, yes, made Sierra go out and point to the grass that we could see, she was not too happy with me so I guess it's ok that the pic of her is kind of dark:)
To go along with my title and photos, I decided to add snowflakes to half of my layout and flowers and a butterfly to the other half.




Now off you go to Charity's Blog to see what fabulous creation she has made!

Oh Boy!

Happy Friday!
You know what that means, RIGHT?
A new sketch is up on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!

I used October Afternoon Daily Flash All Boy with a few pieces of Girl Talk with it. Here is my layout:

 
I fussy cut the word "Boy":

 
added some torn layers at the top:

 
Here is the fun sketch by Tammi:
 
 
 
Stop on over to the blog and see what the rest of the design team did with the sketch.
Have a great day!
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winner...

Good afternoon! I am just taking a break from scrapping to announce the winner of the Kreaxions Punch from the Just Imagine Blog Hop.
I would like to thank you all for hopping along with us!
Now for the winner......

Very pretty layout. Love the ink run off and the butterflies.
 
Congrats!
 
Ange, please email me your address at lisamoen46@gmail.com and I will get your punch out to you.

A New Challenge Blog Is Coming!

My friend and fellow scrapper Tammi Bennett is starting a challenge blog! How exciting!
She is doing a give away and also a design team call. Tammi is awesome to work with, so if you are thinking about applying, DO IT!
I wish Tammi the best of luck in this new adventure of hers!

Here is the link:

http://scrapandplaychallenges.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Live, Love, Scrap: IE April Challenge

 
You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to mature as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges at the Inspiration Elevator Blog. 

This month we are celebrating our anniversary with a BLOG HOP! So be sure to hop from blog to blog below as some of our designers are offering prizes! We also welcome Katherine Sutton as a guest designer to Inspiration Elevator! Katharine has Guest Designed for us and her fabulous style will inspire you to take your scrapbooking to a new level!

Now for our Challenge:

It's a 2-part challenge since it's created by Christa and Ann!

The first part of the challenge is to use a selfie. We are all a part of social media to some extent, so selfies are everywhere. "Call it another trend in narcissism, or call it art, but the "selfie" has become a mainstay of our virtual identity." 
Here are a couple articles for taking a good selfie, if this makes you uncomfortable (as it does for me - A)
http://www.bustle.com/articles/7142-how-to-take-a-selfie-pro-photographers-give-us-all-their-best-self-portrait-secrets
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-tuttlesinger/six-tips-on-how-to-rock-a_b_3750316.html

The second part of the challenge is this: 
Every month the reveal preamble begins with: 
"You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and extend ourselves."
So this month we'd like you to share something about scrapbooking. It could be why you scrapbook, what you love best, what you get out of it, your most amazing experience or, where you see your craft/hobby/art in the future. 


Remember to hop around to the other blogs and see what out designers have created and what prizes are up for grabs! (Be sure to read the instructions as each designer has her own requirements to win!)

Lisa Moen  ( You are here!)



The hardest part of this challenge was, I hate to admit it- the selfie! I hate having my picture taken, too many wrinkles and age spots and taking it myself, well that's just not easy when you have a big Canon Rebel camera! LOL! So, I did use an editing program, but just for a few spots :)

I used Fancy Pants Memories Captured and Collecting Moments along with a Sketchabilities sketch. On my white my background, I added a few torn book pages with Gesso and added some water color. I then used a stencil and light modeling paste and added a few different colors of water color. To create my green  circles, I used an ice cream pail and some acrylic paint. I also added a few more splotches of green paint throughout the layout. The flourish is from Creative Embellishments and I used the same green acrylic paint and then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.

The tag on the left side holds my journaling: There are so many reasons why I scrap, but the 3 biggest reasons are:
1. Recording family history- it's important to me.
2. The friends I meet along the way- scrappy girls are the best!
3. The creative outlet- it's so relaxing, a great stress reliever, at least for a little while:)

 
Here are a few close ups:








 
In honor of our anniversary this month, I will be giving away this RAK:

 

 
All you have to do is leave a comment here and on the Inspiration Elevator Blog or the Inspiration Elevator Facebook page and be a follower of my blog on Blog Lovin' and on Google Friend Connect. You can find both of these on the right hand side.
Sorry, but with international shipping prices, I will only be shipping to the United States.
I will randomly choose a winner on April 21st. The winner will be posted here on my blog. 
 
 
I hope you feel inspired to play along with our challenge this month, and when you do, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!


Now off you go to Lisa Spiegel's blog to see her take on this challenge.






Monday, April 14, 2014

MS&M Sketch-a-thon

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
My Scraps & More has a sketch-a-thon going on all month long. If you love sketches, you won't want to miss this!

Here is my layout using Simple Stories Homespun:

 
Here are some close ups:





 
Here is my sketch I made:
 
 
Hope you will stop on over to the My Scraps & More message board and join in on the fun!
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Just Imagine Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Scrappy Friends!
The design team at Just Imagine is doing a blog hop to celebrate spring! Our themes this month are:  spring, flowers or Easter.
Just Imagine is giving away the awesome Circle Cutter and a punch to one person who comments on all the blogs along the way.

Here is a list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:
Just Imagine Crafts
Ginni Wooster Rowland Gass
Karen Kelly Zabuska
Erin Manz Reed
Jackie Plank
Charity Hotrum
Joan Borgelt
Lisa Moen (I am so glad you are here!)
Bev Code
Just Imagine Crafts

I choose to do a layout about my flowers. I took a bunch of pictures of my flowers last summer and hadn't scrapped them yet, so this was perfect!

I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #804 for my "t" border. I stitched them in place over my water color back ground. I punched 3 butterflies using the Kreaxions Punch #604 along with Echo Park's Springtime Collection:

 
Here is a close up of the "t" border and a butterfly:

 
 

I am giving away the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #903:




All you have to do is leave me a comment and be a follower of my blog. EASY PEASY! I will choose the winner Wednesday, April 16 and post it here on my blog. Good luck and happy hopping!
                                  Now off you go to Bev's Blog to see her beautiful creation.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thanks A Million

Good morning!
I am so glad it's Saturday! Love having the weekends off!
It's my day up on the Just Imagine Blog today.
I am sharing a thank you card I made using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #919, Star Stencil and Punch #604.

Here is my card:

 
Here are the Kreaxions products I used:
 
 
 
 
I love making doilies with the Star Stencil and punches. They are so fun!
 
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Girl!

Yay it's Friday!
That means a new sketch is up at My Scraps & More Sketches!
I used October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk (I love this fun girl line!) along with a photo of Sierra taken last summer:


The colors are well, SO HAPPY!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!