44 posts categorized "Lisa Elton"

Later Nerds
by Lisa Elton

24  0507  008 copyDid you know a group of giraffes boasts diverse names? It can be called a tower, herd, kindergarten, troop or a kaleidoscope of giraffes. When on the move, they can be referred to as a journey. Whatever you call them, this particular herd from the Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit is pretty darn cute! They're just milling around among the trees, their heads in the clouds enjoying summer life.

24  0507  004 copyAfter die cutting all of the giraffes and trees I played around with placement in little groups. I tucked the giraffes into one of the trees and used a bit of scotch tape on the back to hold things in place. Once I had it the way I liked it, liquid glue was applied for the permanent bond. Then I adhered the two tree groupings together with the clouds added for the finishing touch. This all went onto an ink blended panel.

24  0507  003 copyThis little speedster was put together for the inside of the card. He represents a little boy from our son and daughter-in-law's neighborhood who comes over to play along with other neighborhood kids. He's about five or six years old. When playtime is over he ALWAYS has the same goodbye to the group....

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HAHA, I hope this gave you a giggle, it did me! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Later Nerds!!!

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Sending Smiles
by Lisa Elton

24  0318  000 copyHello friends! I thought I would send some smiles your way today. I mean, seriously, how can you look at any of the wonderful Nordic dies and not smile? I'm hoping these pretty Nordic Fanfare Butterflies do the trick for you today!

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I cut a trio of these little beauties using a patterned paper pad from our parent company, Memory Box called Anemone. I picked a coordinating lavender from their Lagoon Solid Core paper and used silver from the Festive Glitter pad for their bodies.

24  0315  005 copyNext, I cut out a panel using the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame cover die to add to my card base. I love the pretty detail on this die!

24  0318  001 copySpeaking of details, look how pretty the layers on this butterfly are! The are so many color possibilities for this die. I know there aren't plaid butterflies in nature, but it's fun to get creative with our paper versions! This sentiment comes from the Memory Box Gracious Floral set. I've heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The finishing touch was a sprinkling of clear fairy jewels.

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I hope some smiles have fluttered your way today. Thank you for stopping by, it's appreciated!

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Challenge Reminder
by Lisa Elton

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Hello there! I'm here today with a reminder that you still have time to play along in our Poppystamps Challenge. We're looking for your take on "Bloom Where You Are Planted". I've paired some of our pretty Nordic Fancy Blossoms with the perfect sentiment from the Colorful Life stamp set on my inspiration card.

After stamping the sentiment in the center of a vanilla card base, I framed it with the medium die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame set. The pretty paper is from the Anemone Grove paper pad available at our parent company, Memory Box.
Several of the Nordic Fancy Blossoms were cut using papers from the Sunny Orange paper pad. A few of the dies were cut with the same vanilla cardstock I used on the card base. I think these might just be my favorite of the Nordic flowers available in the shop! I love their size and shape! After arranging the flowers around the frame, I added a golden  butterfly and a few Fairy Jewels. It's a layered card, but still a clean and simple design.
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I hope my sunny blooms have inspired you to join in our challenge! Two winners  are selected every month. One design is the favorite and the other is randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to the shop. You have a couple of weeks left to join us and we hope you do!




Celebrating Summer with Nordic Butterflies
by Lisa Elton

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With summer just around the corner, butterflies were calling my name. And my goodness, what pretty butterflies the Nordic variety are! I'm sharing two of them today.  First up is the Nordic Floral Butterfly.

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This one has a wonderful whimsical look to it. The sweet flower cut-outs let you change up the look in numerous ways.  My butterfly was created using our fabulous Black Glossy Paper.  I can not rave enough about this paper! The gloss is incredible, it's a nice heavy weight and it cuts like a butter! Lovely lilac glitter paper from the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad was the perfect companion for this whimsical little lady! She's perched atop a panel embossed with the Cheerful Floral folder that's available from our parent company, Memory Box. I couldn't decide on a sentiment for this one. I'll add it when I need the card.

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My second card features the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly. And I must say, it's just that... spectacular!

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Using the same Black Glossy Paper, there's also a pretty pink layer and a black sparkly layer. I added a small strip of thin white paper behind the circle cut outs for just a bit more pizazz! The sentiment was stamped with black ink, then again with Versa Mark ink and clear embossed. This little lady is also perched on a Cheerful Floral embossed panel. This time I flipped the panel upside down.

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Thank so much for dropping by to visit the blog. I hope I've inspired you to create something summery today!

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PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted

Challenge BadgeWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge PSC#115 Look Out The Window is The P'UPS Truck - By Stella!  

324f3cea36cc50f4a1e78055a9ad4236The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is #5 Butterflies Melanie Lightbody

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2024-05PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted - In our little corner of the world we're seeing farmers markets, nurseries and home improvement stores stocking up with flower baskets, shrubs and vegetable seedlings.  Are you getting your garden ready?  Maybe you're thinking about selecting the annual basket you bring Mom for Mother's Day.  This time we want to see flowers and foliage.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Donna Phelan will be Birgit Norton's guest designer in May, for the Bloom Where You're Planted challenge. Donna and I have served for many years on the same design team. She's always been an inspiration to me.

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Blog:  Crafting By The Beach

Hello! I have been a card maker since 2007 and find so much joy in creating AND sending Happy Mail!  I live on beautiful Old Cape Cod with my Hubby of almost 36 years. We have an amazing daughter and son-in-law and 2 fabulous little granddaughters, Penny 6 and Evie 2 months. Penny is becoming quite the card maker! (finally, someone to leave my craft room to lol). And as soon as Evie can hold a Copic, I'll get her hooked too! I retired last December and my number one project is to clean/purge/organize my craft room--wish me luck! I am very happy to be Guest Designing here at Poppystamps! So FUN!!! And if I had to describe my card making style I would say.....eclectic.....I do a little bit of it all! Thanks for having me!


Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on May 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on June 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!



It's a Specail Day
By Lisa Elton

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Once a floral designer, always a floral designer! Imagine the joy I had when I discovered this pretty little Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart in the latest release. I knew immediately I would turn it into a flower cart. I didn't have a cart like this in my floral shop, but I would have loved a life sized one! The sentiment, from the Birthday Banners set, reflects the way I felt when I saw this darling new die. Let me take you back to the beginning and show you the process.

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After die cutting the pieces for the cart, I colored some of them with Copic markers. The handles for the flower buckets are shiny silver paper. Next came the largest of the pretty Scallop Pinpoint Rings. It was cut from ivory cardstock. The center portion was ink blended with a soft blue.

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I added these elements to an ivory card base that was covered with a Cortina Pinpoint Plate die cut panel. It's pretty as it is, but flowers made it even better!

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The new Flower and Leaf Sprinkles die has a wonderful assortment of little blooms and sprigs. As you can see, I layered them up in the buckets, on the cart and on the ground. You can never have too many flowers! Also new in the shop is the Bunches O' Butterflies die. The sweetest little butterflies just the right size to visit my flower cart!

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There are oodles of new dies in the shop that would look extra cute on this cart. Take a look at the Idea Book for some inspiration. My heart was with flowers, but I know there will be more to come from the team. Thank you so much for stopping by to pay us a visit!