Friday, March 31, 2017

Callaway Gardens

Happy April and Spring to all!  
This month over at "Picture This"  our challenge is to create a layout with either 
Green & White or Green & Black.   
For my layout I chose to use Green & Black!  
First, I started with a Spring photo of my two children and me at Callaway Gardens in GA.  We were putting our faces through a board with cutouts of flowers.  Second, I chose the papers that had some Green and Black.   Thirdly, I fussy cut all the detail items from the papers: Flowers, doilies, and birds.  Then I layered the elements on top of each other to add dimension.  Also inked and distressed the edges.

My Little Flowers by Lisa

Here are some close-ups

 We have a great sponsor for this Month:  BlueFernStudios / MixedUp Magazine ( A Year's Subscription). How great is that!  To be in the running for the prize, just join in the fun of  creating a layout and upload it to the Picture This site.  That's it!

Thank you for dropping by and I am looking forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Farm Chicks

Happy March!  Over at "Picture This" we have a new fun challenge!  A mood board! 

To celebrate this time of nature waking up to life, we have for you a fun "Spotty mood board". You can use the colour palette, the spots or the general impression of the board to inspire you to create - please, make sure that in your post you tell us which element(s) exactly inspired your project.

I created a layout using two photos from me and my sister, Lianne's childhood.  Every summer our family would go to Pennsylvania to visit our Great-Grandma and our Aunt Pauline.  They lived on a farm where there was a cow, a lot of land and deer .  Great-Grandma  cooked and kept the house warm with  a coal burning stove. Every day she went down with her bucket to the basement, to gather some coal for the day.  We would have fresh corn on the cob every day, so  the whole house would smell like corn all the time!  Another memory I have of her is, every night she would light a Hurricane oil lamp that she would burn all night long.  I also remember  they had an outhouse and even though they put in a bathroom in the house, Great-Grandma and Aunt Pauline preferred to go outdoors.  They both lived very long and healthy lives.  Great memories.

Great-Grandma with the Farm Chicks By Lisa

Here are some close-ups

I used circular Alpha stickers for my title

Chipboard Buttons

Circular chipboard embellishments

I hope I have inspired you to create a memory of your own using our fun Spotty Mood Board!

This month's winner will receive the whole Easter Greetings collection of papers from Pion Design who are the sponsors for March.  Go on over to to take a closer look!

Easter Greetings

Thank you for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Poetry Is In The Air

February Blog Hop

Thank you for joining our February …It’s in the Air Blog Hop. We are so excited to celebrate the Month of February in the scrapbooking world with you, while letting you get to know our DT members a little better. The blog hop will give you a peek at their style and techniques. If you have started from the beginning I hope that you enjoyed Emma's challenge!  If you are just joining the hop here, you should go back to the beginning at "Picture This", (after you have checked out my challenge for the hop), so you do not miss anything.
Now I would like to introduce myself: 
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am one of the DT member's of "Picture This Challenges".
My theme is "Poetry is in the Air"
February being the month of love I would like you to create a layout inspired by the Valentine's Day poem:
"The rose is red, The violet's blue, The honey's sweet, and so are you!
Thou Art my Love, and I am Thine. I drew Thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew, And Fortune said, "It should be You."

Here is what I created: A layout using an old fashion Certificate of Marriage that I placed my Mother and Father's Wedding photos on from 1950. First I stamped the background of the red paper with the Wedding Vows. Then, I layered with lace, different red and rose paper. And lastly I included many embellishments, like angels, flowers, and pearls. Since the poem was very passionate I tried to make my layout as romanic as possible.

Poetry Is In The Air

Here are some close-ups

I stamped the background with "The Wedding Vows" 
and I placed an angel holding Violets.
 I incorporated Red and Rose papers and another angel holding roses
Lots of Layering
"The Rose is Red"

I hope I have inspired you to now start having fun creating with whatever moved you from the poem!
Example: The colors, the flowers and/or the poetry in the poem.
I am so looking forward to seeing your creations!
I will be voting for my favorite "Poetry Is In the Air" Layout that is completed from my blog so please get those submissions in.
The lovely prize that is up for grabs is two Artist Trading Card Kits from CraftyChicByHandCreations!
**Once you complete this challenge you will upload it to the Picture This blog which will be your last stop. Tag your layout with the Design Team member’s name as well as their challenge type,
for example: Lisa's "Poetry". That way we know which hop challenges you are participating in.
Challenge Rules: Each DT member will vote for their favorite participant’s layout and after that DT will take each of our favorites and choose as a team who is our final winner of …It’s in the air blog hop. The more challenges you complete the more chances you have to be selected from each DT member and be in the final vote for the prize. No combining challenges on this one we want to inspire you and get you creating layouts and see your creativity. You have until 11:59 pm CST on February 22nd to upload your layouts to the Picture This Blog.
Next you will hop on over to Toccara - see what she has in store for you! If you got lost while on your blog hopping, please see the blog hop list below.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


This month's fun challenge over at Picture This is "Tic -Tac-Toe Style"!
I also combined it with the fun "LOVE" Challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge!
For the " LOVE" Challenge you should  use products or something related that starts with each letter of the word LOVE on your layout!

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

My Tic-Tac-Toes are
 two or more photos/hearts/red 
enamel dots/layering/red 
enamel dots/stickers/two or more photos!
My layout has a photo of my two children from when we went on a Vacation to Cape Cod.
 We rented a house right by the Ocean! We had the most Lovely time Ever!
Lovely Ocean Vacation Ever!
Lighthouse Ocean Vacation photos Enamel dots

Lovely by Lisa

To participate in the "Tic -Tac- Toe"  Challenge, we would like to see your interpretation of our challenge and upload a direct link to your project with the help of our Linkytool. The interpretations are free in form (layout, card, art journal, album, canvas) but you need to follow the outlines of the challenge. Remember to include challenge image and link to our challenge in your post.
Deadline to upload is February 28, 2017.

This month's winner will receive access to an online card and scrapbooking workshop consisting with up to 4separate lessons conducted by a number of teachers; they will show you a variety of techniques and ways of expanding your crafting skills. 

This is what AALL&Create say about the package:
For an artist a blank piece of paper can be daunting, but also thrilling; you want to tame the space and work out how you can turn it into something beautiful. Well, look no further – here’s a chance to improve your knowledge and skills and pick up some fabulous tips. Discover insights as our artists take you through the creative processes from designing layouts, creating backgrounds and card-making techniques to putting together your final creations.
You will have access to:

    • Detailed tutorials 
    • Techniques and examples
    • Photos and videos in high definition 
    • Projects in a range of styles
    • Enjoyable, easy-to-follow presentations

    Thank you for dropping by and for your wonderful comments! 
      I had such a LOVELY time with this month's challenges!

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    Let It Snow

    Happy and Creative New Year!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and are ready to start the New Year in a  creative way.   
    Our January challenge over at Picture This is "Mixed media"!

    For those of you unsure of what mixed media is exactly - "Mixed media" tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media—for example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work. The main idea is to mix dry (paper, canvas, textiles) and wet (paints, texture paste, inks) media in one piece of work.

    So gather some supplies such as different sorts of papers, inks, stamps, Gesso, texture paste, stencils, 
    embellishments, etc…. and create a "MIxed media" project.

    Remember that we are not limited to only using paper or only creating scrapbooking projects. If you feel like you'd like to try making a card, canvas or an off the page project - go for it! 
    End of the day art is about expanding your horizons and stepping out of ones comfort zone.
    Now let's have some FUN!

    For my Mixed-media project I started with a photo from when we lived in New Hampshire where it snowed a lot!  Then I gathered all my supplies that were related to snow!   Pattern paper that had a snow theme, wooden snowflakes (that I covered with white heavy gesso and some glitter), "Let it Snow" and Snowflake stamps, and some snowflake elements.  

    As you can see, I created a very snowy and wintery layout!

    I also got inspired by " The Scrappy Sketches " January Sketch LO Challenge 
    (deadline is January 29th).

    Let It Snow by Lisa

    Some Close-Ups

    Supplies that were used

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you got some inspiration and will join in the 
    Sketch and "Mixed-Media" Fun!

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Merry Christmas

    Hello!  Welcome to December! 
    At "Picture This" we are "Getting into shape"!  
    You will need to create a layout using shapes of some sort, for example, squares, hexagons, triangles, circles, etc…  
    Then over at "Let's Get Sketchy" Brenshevia designed another fun sketch to help get your juices following!  

        The shape I chose was "circles" in all sizes.  I started with a wreath (circle) and then added all different size circle embellishments.  Round Epoxy stickers, Jewels, Crystals, and Rhinestones.  I also took thread and put it around the whole wreath.  
    I guess you can say I used another shape, "squares" on my layout because I added some presents and the photos of my sweet children are square!  
    The photos are of my two children when they were very young in 1991. We went to the town library (one of our fun places to go every week) to bring Santa their Christmas Wish list.  As you can see in the photo below, my daughter, Ashley, was not very pleased to sit on Santa's lap.  But my son, Sky, was!
    I really miss those days!

    Merry Christmas By Lisa

    Here is some close-ups

    Thank you for dropping by and for all your lovely comments!  They are always appreciated!  I hope you have gotten some inspiration from my layout and will join in the fun at Picture This and Let's Get Sketchy!  

    Monday, October 31, 2016


    Hello -Ween!  

    This month over at "Picture This" we have for you this fun sketch by Brenshevia. 
    You can use it as it is, flip it or use it's reflection! Just have fun with it.

    Here is my DT interpretation of the sketch

    Trick or Treat by Lisa

    Here are some close-ups

    If you're joining us for this "Picture This" challenge, make sure that you visit the Blinkies section and grab a badge for your blog to show everyone that you're playing with us. 
    It would be great if you also link it back to "Picture This"! 
    Thank you for your support!

    Our new challenge rules include that the top two pics will receive a winner's badge and a chance to be a
     Guest Design for the January challenge.

    The winner will also receive a surprise package of goodies from FabScraps - the lucky winner will have a week to claim it; otherwise, we'll offer it to the 2nd place winner.

    Cannot wait to see what you come up with using our fun sketch!
    Thank you for dropping by and for all your lovely comments!