Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sponging using Distress Inks.. by Tim Holtz

Hello Friends,

I had a blast at the Anaheim Scrapbook Expo yesterday and took some time today to Kreate and play with my newest Stamp set by Unity Stamp Co.

This is an awesome set.. It just screams vintage to me.. I used 2 Distress Inks on dabbers to create the base card shading and the shading in my circle die and sentiment. I then used 2 inks on the flowers inside the embossed Black bird.. I hope you can see the shimmer in the bird..

I am having many ideas flow to mind for this set.. The Distress inks just may become a new favorite..

Enjoy! Liz

Friday, February 24, 2012

Scrapbook Expo Anaheim, CA 2012

Hello Everyone,

Today was a fantastic day... I spent the day with friends at the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim, CA.. It was a fantastic display of several companies offering great prices and specials for their products.. I must say I bought a little more than I thought and only stuck to my wish list in one booth.. Everything else were impulse buys and I LOVE THEM...

Here are a few pics of me and my friends...

Michelle Sanchez and I. It was so wonderful to see her in person finally.. We've been friends since Jr. High and hadn't seen eachother since HS..

Maryann, Milton and Michelle.. Fabulous people!
The fabulous Stephanie Barnard of The Stamps of Life and Sizzix.. We love her!!
this is a shot of the exhibit hall as we were leaving..

and drum roll.. my new goodies..

The Stamps of Life purchases...

Today was a fabulous day! If you ever have the opportunity to attend an EXPO, please do it.. they are so fun..

Happy Krafting,

Happy Friday Everyone!

I will be attending the Anaheim Scrapbook Expo today!! SO excited.. Pics will be shared later...

Have a great day...


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello My friends,

It's been about a week since my last post.. I found a fabulous paper pack at Michael's on Saturday and decided I'd splurge on it.. Of course, it went on sale the next day.

Here are a few cards I made out of one 12x12 sheet.. I was able to make 9 cards.

The vibrant spring colors are amazing.. I hope you like them..

Thursday, February 9, 2012

shhh, my special anniversary card is made and ready

Hello friends,
I bought the most adorable die and stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs and made the cutest Anniversary and Valentine cards. I have so many heart dies and framelits but as I opened my mail yesterday I had ideas flowing....

Here is my love Paul's Valentine card, I did see this card idea on Lil' Inkers shop site so I tried recreating it.

I love the way it turned out.. I'm in love with Kraft cardstock and pinks and reds...

Here's the card made for our 18mo Anniversary next week..

and the inside:

I left enough room to write short reasons why I love him... and of course since I made the card a 5x7 I needed to make my own envelope from a homemade template..

I love making special cards... Paul is so sweet and always displays his cards proudly... I hope you like them.. Head over to Lil' Inkers Designs for great sets and prices...


new post over at CSDIVAS

Hello My Friends,
Please come visit me over at today.. I have a fun new card I made up and some ideas on Valentines finds...

Happy Crafting..

Tuesday, February 7, 2012



Hello to all our fellow DIVAS out there!! We are doing a GIVEAWAY!! And who doesn't LOVE a GIVEAWAY???

Once we reach 125 followers on our FB page, here, we will choose one random winner. You must 'like' our page and leave a comment HERE on this post and let us know you are a follower now! (If you have been sent by another site, we would love to know who sent you also!)

We will be giving away Martha Stewart's Party Crafting Template (lantern). (see our giveaway photo folder for a picture of the prize)

come find us on Facebook.. creating scrapbooking divas


Monday, February 6, 2012

Paper Smooches ~ March Search

Hello Friends,
I am a huge lover of the Paper Smooches company... If you haven't visited Kim's blog or store you are really missing out...

I am submitting the following cards to one of the contests the company is having...
can you see the 3D heart? I used a valentines cupcake tooth pick.. I took it off the pick and used it as an embellishment..                                                                                                                                  

I used PS card template and ran it through my embossing folder for some added dimension.

Love PS.... I know you will too...


Friday, February 3, 2012

CSDIVAS is on a Mission and there's a GIVEAWAY

Hello Friends,
Come join us over at CSDIVAS... There's a giveaway..

See You there.....