Monday, January 21, 2019

The Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Printable Planners Part II!


Today at the Cutting Cafe we're sharing some more planner inspiration!  Regina has so many awesome planner files for just about everything!  You can check out the planner section here!  I've used the 2019 Planner file here and the Design Team Planner file here!


I love to use the Day Planner sheets included in the 2019 Planner file!  I use them along with some of my fave planner stamp sets along with any extra stickers I have... die cuts that I cut from scrap paper .. like the banners here and all of that washi tape I have stuffed away in a drawer.  I knew I saved all those small scraps for a reason!


I have mounted my planner pages on 6x8 cuts of cardstock and sometimes it's fun just to create an inspirational page for myself... here's a reminder for me during this busy time of year...


I especially love this checklist from the Design Team Calendar where i can keep track of what challenges I've entered and when I should check back!  I made them smaller so I could fit more on a page... I love entering challenges!


And these are a new fave of mine too!  I love that because of the ring that holds it together I can insert these worksheets wherever I want and then remove them when I don't need them any longer.  Then I can just attach them all together with another ring for future reference!

I'm sure you'll be seeing more of my planner and here are some pics I shared during our last Cutting Cafe post on the 7th!  You can read about more details at that post here!







Thanks so much for stopping today!  Be sure to head on over to the Cutting Cafe Blog to see what everyone else has created!  And while you're there comment for a chance to win three files of your choice!

Come back soon!



Double Trouble Guestie - Love Is In The Air!

This month I'm guesting over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog!  This is me... I'm the Crazy Cousin...lol!  I chose the pink polka dot dress!  If you've never checked out this fun challenge you definitely should!  It's fun and each time Double Trouble collaborates with another challenge blog and you can easily play along with both which gives you extra chances to win at Double Trouble!  Today we're playing with The Paper Girls!

The challenge this time around...  "Love Peace and Kindness"!  The perfect reason to use this adorable Love You More stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs again!  I've had this idea for a while and was excited to finally get it out of my head this weekend!   Here's how I was inspired:


I started with my rainbow of Distress Oxides blended diagonally across the paper.  Then I splattered on some water and soaked up the excess with a towel.  Then I splattered on some metallic water colors.


It was fun to add some extra balloons including Coffee Shaped Ones!  I made those by stamping a cup from Janes Doodles Coffee Time stamp set (I chose it because the doodled lines and size were just right to go along with those pretty heart balloons from The Rabbit Hole Designs set).  I stamped them on Copic friendly paper and drew the lines along with just the heart balloons from the Love You More set by masking off the rest of the image and then cut them out using the Brother Scan N Cut.


I wasn't sure how they'd look once I layered them on, but I placed them all strategically with the image and drew a few extra lines and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!  And that cute little steam that I added to the cup balloons was made with the steam die from Stamp Simply's Coffee or Tea die set!  I trimmed just a little bit of the length off and it was perfect!


The sentiment was easy to decide on with the theme of this challenge...lol!  


And I added a few clouds and that sweet birdie along with various sizes of clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


So that's me for today!  Now head on over to the Double Trouble Blog and check out the challenge and what the awesomely talented DT have created for you today!  If you'd like to play along, just create something with the theme Love Is In The Air... use balloons, banners, birds, clouds, butterflies, or anything else that fits the theme!  And if you use something sparkly, glittery, or shiny you'll meet the twist and you can link up with the current challenge over at The Paper Girls.  They are collaborating with Double Trouble this week and if you play along with both, you get extra chances to win at Double Trouble!

Also!  Don't forget that you have until January 25th to hop and comment through the 2 Preview Days and 2 Hop Days for a chance to win the adorable Love You More stamp set I used here and/or the So-Fishticated stamp set and more!  You can start at The Rabbit Hole Designs blog post here for all of the details!

Thanks so much for stopping and come back soon!


Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog Hop Day 1 - Love You More!


Welcome back for some more inspiration with the newly released Love You More Stamp Set from The Rabbit Hole Designs!

One winner will be chosen at random for a chance to win the complete release of Love You More and So-fishticated plus one Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on January 25th on participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop, each day and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog January 28th!

It's not too late to hop and comment on the Preview Day 1 and Preview Day 2 posts as well! So get on over there and see what you missed!

Now... check out this adorable stamp set:


Total sweetness, right??  Here's how I was inspired:


I just love these two!  I decided to go with a design paper background this time.


As soon as I saw this set I was excited to get a chance to ink it up!  I love all of the details... the houses... those cute little birds... a few different sized hearts and clouds...


And the sentiments!  Perfect!


I'm playing along over at The Outlaws Twisted Thursday where the twist is "Layers"... I've always got a few of those!  It's a Ning site where you have to join to play but there are lots of challenges and a great group of crafters!  You should check it out!

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here!  Now be sure to check out all of the places along the way and comment for your chances to win!  If you get lost along the way you can always start back at The Rabbit Hole Designs to get back on track!


Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)

Be sure to check back at The Rabbit Hole Designs tomorrow for the So-Fishticated Blog Hop where you'll find even more wonderful inspiration from some very talented ladies!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I love having you here!

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs Rewind!


Just popping by to share one more card this week using the Caffeinated Octopus from The Rabbit Hole Designs!  I want to remind you that you have until the end of today, January 18th, to comment on the preview and hop posts that started on the 10th and went through the 13th over at The Rabbit Hole Designs to win some free Caffeinated critters stamps sets and maybe even a Tim Holtz Platform!  You can start here at the Rabbit Hole Designs Preview Day 1... there are chances to win prizes each day... Preview Day 1 and 2 and Hop Day 1 and 2!!  You still have time... so what are you waiting for!


For this one, I started with  some Doodlebug papers for the background and a circle of vellum.  I thought it would be fun for her to be sitting on a cup... maybe somehow this cool cup ended up at the bottom of the ocean and now Miss Octo has her (many cups of) coffee each day sitting on it watching all of the sea life float by.


I colored her with my Copics and cut her out.  It has been so much fun working with this little lady!  I love all of the sets in this release and you can find them all at The Rabbit Hole Designs website!


I'm playing along with the Anything Goes January Challenge over at D.L. Art!  You should check it out!

One more peek!  Thanks so much for hopping along with us... for your visit today and all of your visits!  I appreciate everyone that visits!

You may have been here yesterday for previews for another beautiful new set from The Rabbit Hole Designs!  Come back tomorrow for the hop!  I can't wait to share with you!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs Preview Day - Love You More!


Welcome!  I am excited to be participating in the release of another fantastic new stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs, Love You MoreTo celebrate Day 1 of Previews The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away one Love You More Stamp Set to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on January 25th for your chance to win. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on January 28th!

The new sets will be available in the shop Friday January 18th!

Here's how I was inspired:


This stamp set is absolutely the sweetest!!

I started by stamping the cute houses from the set along the bottom of my stitched panel.  I decided I would leave them uncolored so that those sweetie pies would be the focus.  Then I blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink in a diagonal pattern and used a couple different heart stencils from my stash and used the same inks to add the hearts.  Finally I splattered some metallic watercolors over the top and set it aside to dry.


I stamped a full sheet of images from the set onto some Copic friendly paper and cut them out using my Scan N Cut.  I chose these floating cuties to color and popped them up over the background.


It's like their love is carrying them away..


And talk about sweet... the sentiments on this one trip my sweet tooth!!  I LOVE it!!


I'm playing along with the current challenge over at The Card Concept!  It's a Pink Party and the inspiration photo is below.  It's gorgeous.  You should check it out!

I feel so lucky to be able to be a part of this release!  I hope you enjoyed your stop here!  Now be sure to check out what everyone else has made for your viewing pleasure!  Here is the entire hop list but if you get lost just head on over to The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog and they'll get you back on track:


Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)

Be sure to visit The Rabbit Hole Designs blog tomorrow, Friday January 18th, for previews of another great new set.  And then come back on Saturday January 19th when we'll share some more inspiration and you'll have chances to win more prizes during the Blog Hop for this Love You More set!

Happy hopping!



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #3!


Welcome back to Day 3 of Paper Sweeties Inspiration!  I was so loving yesterday's card I decided to make another!  This time I colored my truck from Merry Christmas Ya'll pink using Copics... R81, R83, and R85.


I used the same pink to color those sweet flowers from the Hello Spring set!


A few tiny gems and another great sentiment from the Hello Friend set!


And that's what I have for you today!  Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Be sure to visit all of these places:


Come back soon!





Monday, January 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #2!


Welcome to Day 2 of Paper Sweeties Inspiration!  Today I'm sharing with you a Valentines Card?  Or really a card for anyone you love for any time!  I started with some pretty papers and the Oval Scallop Frame Sweet Cuts.


Then this sweet truck from the Merry Christmas Y'All set!  I stamped it on white and die cut it out.  then I stamped it on four different patterned papers and cut the pieces out of each that I wanted to use to piece my pretty patterned truck together.  Then I attached all of my pieces and popped the truck up on the circle leaving room for my spray of hearts...


Then I used various heart dies from a few different sets in different heart shapes and sizes and cut out a bunch of pretty paper hearts and popped them up as they fly out of the truck.  I added some puffy conversation heart stickers and a few faceted gems also.  Finally that great sentiment from the Hello Friend stamp set.


And there you are!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you'll come back tomorrow for some more Paper Sweeties Inspiration.

Until then, please be sure to check out what everyone has made for you today: