Saturday, October 3, 2015

Inviting you to a very Special Card Drive!  It's called the "Caring Hearts Crad drive" and it's one I love and have taken part in for the past several years.  ALL the details can be found on Vera's Blog -- HERE!  There is also a link that remain on my sidebar through November 28th!   
A special shout-out and Thank-You to the a2z Scrapbooking Store, (I am proud a member of the a2z Design Team), who generously donated a prize to Vera Yates for this annual event.  I am thrilled and so happy that you are one of the supporters of such a wonderful cause.
I also want to remind you or ask you to please remember little Lauryn Newsome (see my side-bar) and kindly continue to send cards to her and her family all year long.  You can keep up to date on Lauyrn and her battle on her Facebook Page -- HERE!

Please mail to Lauryn at:

Miss Lauryn Newsome
PO BOX 172
Thornburg,  VA 22565

Her address is also always on my Sidebar...she loves "Princess themes, Spiderman" and sweet "Girlie Girl" cards and goodies!  
I like to send goodies (stickers etc.,) that she can share with her siblings!  

Lauyrn also has SPECIAL "Go Fund Me" established to help with some of her Medical Costs!   You can find that and donate HERE!! 

NOTE:  On a personal note, I truly understand how much it costs to fight a Cancer Battle.  I'm so grateful that I have met my Deductible for 2015 and that all my care is now covered at 100% for the rest of this year!  Phew!  I also want THANK everyone who kindly donated to my fundraisers earlier this year.    I a now off to PAY it FORWARD and donate to Lauryn!

Mark your Calender....

On Sunday, October 18th at 2 PM EDT, and head on over to the Hero Arts Group on Flickr, where I will be hosting our 120th -- 90 Minute Scramble!   For more details, please go here!

The scramble (like always), is OPEN to ALL and I'm delighted to have a Sponsor for my Scramble!  
 a2z Scrabooking Store has generously donated a $25 Gift Certificate which will be given to one lucky winner--chosen by Random Drawing at the end of the Scramble!  

I will also be giving away a Hero Arts Goodie Bag

And Hero Arts, as always,will be donating a digital prize to another winner!
Hero Arts

We will have three prizes to Giveaway, this time, I'm excited!

I'm working on my theme now and think it's one you will all enjoy!  ALL the details will be posted promptly at 2 PM EDT!   Hope you'll join us for this super fun and creative event.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Classes, Classes and MORE classes!!

   I spent most of the weekend at my LSS "Absolutely Everything" where I took three amazing classes taught by Sandy Allnock.  All three were fantastic and I will update and share some pics soon.  Bear with me, as these were "learning" classes, so much of what we did in class was practice work.  I'll now put those ideas to good use and share some new cards soon.  On Saturday we worked learned a variety of wonderful Water-coloring Techniques and yesterday we worked with Copics and started a Journal page, which is a work in progress.   Stay tuned for more on all three !!
   Today, I'm home and taking another fabulous class over at the Online Card Classroom this one being another awesome Watercolor class called -- Watercolor for Cardmakers -- Exploring Mediums.  I created my first card, using both new tips I learned in today's class along with some great things I learned from Sandy over the weekend. 
Watercolor for Cardmakers
Exploring Mediums -- Day 1

  I used "Zig" Clear Color Brush Markers for my card, LOVE them and how easily you can blend colors together. For this card I used an Aqua Brush and a Wink of Stella Marker to move the color around.  My stamps are both from Hero Arts, the flowers are from and older set, called Sew Me Flower Jewel-CL521 and the Sentiment is from a new BG/Hero Arts Set, called Good Day-CL824!

   PS:  I am already LOVING the class, as well as the first Watercolor for Cardmakers class, which I took earlier this year!  Both are FABULOUS and I'll bet you won't be one bit disappointed!   If you sign up today, you won't miss a thing in the new class!!  And if you love it as much as I think you will, you'll want to be sure to then take the first class, which I have linked above.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Here Kitty Kitty!!

  I am delighted to be here today to share a sneak peak of a fun little Hybrid (Digital and Traditional card-making) card that I created for today's post over at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog.  This is also a sneak peak of our Challenge for the Month of October, where the theme is "Fall"!!   I would LOVE to see you make a Fall card and enter it to the challenge.   Any type of Fall card/project you create will be perfect, just be certain that it contains at least ONE main HERO ARTS product.
   If you are looking for some new goodies for Fall or Christmas, be sure to head on over to the a2z Store on ETSY, where you'll find a wonderful collection.  You can also feel free to use my DT Promo code  LISAH15 which will save you 15% off any and ALL orders of $25.00 and up.   All you need to do is add the promo code during the check out process.

    Before you head out, I wanted to share this little "peek" at my card.  As I noted above this is a Hybrid Card, which is basically a card that is created using digital elements along with traditional card-making goodies.  On this card I started by with the digi images and then used some Hero Gems along with a Wink of Stella marker to add more sparkle to the card.  I also used Hero Arts Layering Paper along with a one Hero Arts Digital Paper.  I love making these as they can be made quickly and easily duplicated.    ENJOY!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Christmas Snowflakes...

Today I am here to share a little "Sneak Peak" of a new card I created for our current challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking Challenge blog!  Our theme for this month is "Shaker Cards" and I have a ton of fun putting this one together!

Here is a little peak at my "Shaker Card" for all the details and a full product list, please hop on over to the BLOG!!

Everyone is welcome to play and one lucky person will win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!   And if you win, you can also use my DT Promo Code "LISAH15" which will save you 15% off of ANY and ALL orders of $25.00 and up (excluding shipping).  

We have a wonderful selection of the latest new goodies from Hero Arts, perfect for all your Christmas and Winter Themed cards!

A Little About Me

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Northeastern, Massachusetts, United States
Purple is my favorite color and ironically - Purple is the Awareness Ribbon color for Fibromyalgia, a chronic illness I now live with along with a new fight and am now Battling Brain and Lung Cancer, as BATTLE I will win. I have two amazing Medical Teams, along with the LOVE and SUPPORT of ALL may family and friends! I am a Mom to two grown sons, Alex who is now 23, and Brian amazingly is 28 and now living in San Diego. I also have an amazing "Daughter" Meghan, who lives in Del Mar California. . Hubby, me and our three "Pups" (Molly, a Senior Mini Dachshund, along with Skye and Zeva, two adorable Chiweenies, who we rescued in 2013), all live very happily in a tiny coastal town in Massachusetts. We lost our dear "Scoutie" to Cushing's Disease in April of 2015 -- We cherish his Memory every day I miss him dearly. I am very lucky to be blessed with wonderful friends and I adore and cherish each of my friends as much as my family! I am an avid card-maker and totally love every minute I can spend in my craft room. It's become my passion, a wonderful way to relax and my own little form of therapy.