Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stuff is Awesome. Stuff is Good...

Have paper? Then you make this.....
A NEW CAR!! (No, just kidding,not a car) but a A NEW STORAGE BOX!
I made this in a few short hours and you can too with the incredible file from The Cutting Cafe called Dresser Set Box.  If you click here, you'll see how it can be altered from three adorable drawers on a dresser to twelve, like I have done below.
The file comes with alternating drawers to choose from. You can either have a straight edged drawer or a drawer with a curve. I chose to use both. The possibilities of this file are endless!
Once boxes and drawers were assembled together with glue, I added cardstock around the edges to give a finished clean look, then I added folder embossed foil tape to the edges and began grunging it all up to fit my craft room.
STUFF was created by having the cutting machine cut out each style of the letter in various fonts, several times each. Gluing the layers together for depth and then adhering them onto a base board of cardstock.  I meant to glue some of the letters backwards for a neater 'letterpress' look, but totally forgot in the fun of it all...
Great way to use those scraps you're holding on to by decorating the drawers.
Added some buttons and knobs to the stratight edged drawers and my stuff holder box is complete 
and all thanks to
If  you save this blog website on your sidebar, you'll never miss the fabulous makes of the DT and you'll also catch the great sales that Regina posts weekly! 
Thank you so much for your visit.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ready, Set, Wrap....

Are your chestnuts roasting yet?   Are your sleigh bells ringing? Is Jack Frost nipping at your nose? If so, then it's the tale tale signs of Christmas and we need to make sure we have our checklists completed.
 Decorations - check, Tree - check, menu planned - check, presents under the tree - ? 
 I said, "Presents under the tree???" 
Oh wait...you need this cut file from The Cutting Cafe and you can finally check that last box off the list.  Here is Regina's fabulous design, Gift Bow Template.
The file comes with two widths for bow sizes and simply by sizing the file down, I made a range of different width bows, all in music sheets.
Here are the other five that I made and instead of the looped center that comes with the file, I've added a rose center.  
These bows are so wonderfully versatile.  Simply change the paper style and you're ready for any and EVERY holiday or celebration.
Thank you so much for your visit and big hugs to you,
Lisa x

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 12

Mason Jar Lid 12
I've reached the finish line and it's here on The 12 Tags of Christmas, tag 12. Hosted by the fabulous Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie and sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Linda's work inspires me to recreate her tags in a close resemblance to colors and textures and then adding a personal touch of my own. What I loved about her tag was the wood texture, the window, the foliage and the red pops of color.

I embossed foil tape and applied to the rim of the mason jar and coated with Gesso and then DI paints.
Elements were cut on my Silhouette Cameo and then later decided what I could make work on the given space.
A closeup of the scene I've created in the window.
Thank you so much for your visit.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 11

Mason Jar 11
Linda's 11th tag is phenomenal and had me completely stumped. As she used faux metal for her facade as my mason lid already was silvery metal, I decided deconstruct the tag and highlight the elements within the shimmery base.  This gave me my inspiration; garland wreath, bow, and snowflakes.
The wreath was cut from scrap DP and painted with silver metallic acrylic paint. The bow was also scrap DP and painted with Peacock Feathers Distress paint and Stickles of Lagoon color.
The inside of the mason jar was filled with glue and then topped with handmade 'snow' from shredded white Styrofoam.  A dental floss string of snowflakes attached to the bottom of the lid was the last step..or so I thought. That left a huge void in the center of the lid so I decided to make a button tree with turquoise baubles, made from the tops of brads, and then a tiny silver star glued to the top and then finally this ornament was completed.
There's only one ornament left to make and then the 12 Tags of Christmas, hosted by Linda Coughlin and sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique, will be all over until next year (I hope, I hope!).  
I'm off to give a party for my in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary.  
See you in a few days!!
Until then, Hugs and Happy Crafting to you,
Lisa x

Monday, December 8, 2014

"Don't Forget Your Mittens...."

Do remember hearing those words growing up? Or maybe, "Those aren't decorations. Button that coat up!" or even, "Did you forget pants again?"  No?? You never heard that one? Maybe I was just the only forgetful child.  Anyway, now that I'm older and wiser, I've remembered my mittens!

A set of six mitten shaped cards all hosting the most precious retro images from Nicecrane Designs
This set comes with 3 sheets of fabulous retro images and ALL for a super great price!!
I'll let you go now and check out his wonderful store.
 Besides, I just realized I forgot pants. Dangit!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Shaker Cards @ The Cutting Cafe...

Need a tag that's a card that's an ornament? What's that you say?? ' YES? '  Well, look no further, I have JUST the thing for you!  Regina is blowing my mind with her Christmas Shape Shaker Cards and you'll love them too. These are just three of the eight...that's right, 8, of the designs from The Cutting Cafe. Attach them to a gift as a tag and let it be your card and then the recipient uses it as an ornament. Seriously COOL idea for the holidays!
The sentiments come from Christmas Word Shakers file.

 Bookmark this website and see all the DT designs on the 7th of December.
Leave a comment and be in the drawing for three free cut files of your choice.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Friday, December 5, 2014

Visions of Sugarplums Giveaway Day 5

Welcome back! It's the final day of the incredible Visions of Sugarplums so let's get right down to the fun!

Here are today's links you get to visit and at the end of this post I'll announce the winners of my giveaways.

Step 1
*** Leave a comment FOR Lori (our fabulous host!) ON her blog letting her know you'd like to be entered to WIN in the store giveaways AND her store, Choux Choux Paper Art giveaways***

Host of Visions of Sugarplums:
Lori  @ Choux Choux Paper Art

Store Giveaways:

 Step 2
*** Visit these participating blogs for additional holiday inspiration and leave a comment.   Lori will count each of these comments as an ADDITIONAL entry into the above giveaways. You never know, these blogs might have their own giveaways too! ***

Participating Blogs:
Lisa (you are here)

I have had SUCH a marvelous time seeing all this talent and creativity and I certainly hope you have too! I can't tell you how much I have loved all your visits and very sweet comments and that's why I'm so excited to tell you the winners. Here we go...

S'more Ornament
Pia


Crocheted Elf Hat
Misteejay



Domino Ornaments
Carol from La Crosse


Congratulations winners!!!
Please contact me @ minkimpressions@gmail.com so I can get your goodies in the mail.
Winners have until the 13th of December to claim prize or there will be a re-draw.

Biggest of hugs to you all!
Lisa x

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Visions of Sugarplums Giveaways Day 4

Ho! Ho! Ho! and welcome back to the 4th day of fun as we continue to celebrate festive traditions, crafts, recipes and giveaways at Visions of Sugarplums!
Guess what? I have another giveaway for one lucky winner and this time I am offering up domino ornaments.  Here's how they were made.
Took some wire and wrapped the domino then covered it with Mod Podge and wrapped in music sheets and aged with DI's.
Printed out all the elements that I wanted for each ornament.  These are a set of Mr. and Mrs. Claus that you get to pick out the outfit and dress them. They are each accompanied by a vintage deer, tree, bag of goodies and a free printable of naughty or nice tags. 
Here's a few closeups. One with Santa all dressed up and one with Santa in his thermals.
Here they all are together, ready for a new home!
Just follow these 3 steps and you're on your way...

Step 1
*** Leave a comment FOR Lori (our fabulous host!) ON her blog letting her know you'd like to be entered to WIN in the store giveaways AND her store, Choux Choux Paper Art giveaways***

Host of Visions of Sugarplums:
Lori  @ Choux Choux Paper Art

Store Giveaways:

 Step 2
*** Visit these participating blogs for additional holiday inspiration and leave a comment.   Lori will count each of these comments as an ADDITIONAL entry into the above giveaways. You never know, these blogs might have their own giveaways too! ***

Participating Blogs:
Char
Regina
Mitra
Lisa (you are here)
May

Step 3
***Leave me a comment here and state that YOU would LIKE to be ENTERED to win in my Domino Ornaments giveaway***

Winners of my giveaways will be announced HERE on Friday, December 5th.
Hugs and Best of luck!
Lisa xx