Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30th....and Felicity Makes 10!! Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop!


Welcome to and Felicity makes 10!!!! What a great family and what a blessing. Today we are having a surprise baby shower for Shawnee as a gift to her precious new arrival!
We are all blessed in various ways in knowing Shawnee and this is our gift to you!!! We have each made a two (2)-page 12x12 layout for you to post various things to get you started on a scrapbook just for Felicity! We have each taken our own spin on babies and hope you enjoy our hop of loving your new baby as Felicity makes 10!!!!
If you happened per chance at my blog today, I feel flattered but I wouldn't want you to miss a single lay-out. The hop begins with Lynne at If you hopped by with the help of the stork from Suzanne at then you are on the right delivery path!
As for blog candy today, since we all love some blog candy --- Lynne, Her Craftiness, is offering a surprise package of goodies from her stash! There may be additional goodies along the way, sooo, don't forget to stop at each blog and leave comments as you never know what goodies there were left behind by the stork!
For my layout for Felicity, I decided to go whimsically cute and use a play on the traditional reference to babies as “sweet peas”  My background pink and green plaid is from my private stash of paper.  All the greens were pulled from “The Cotton Blossom Stack” by DCVW.  I created 10 garden pea pods using a great .svg cut file I found on a SCAL forum.  I modified the size to fit my layout.  Each pod contains one large “pea” flanked on each side by two smaller peas. The middle pea is a background green with a cutout frame.  The intention of this layout is to frame pictures of Felicity with each of her siblings, otherwise known as her “pea”’ps.get it.LOL the vines are courtesy of the Cindy Loo cartridge, and the font used for the title was Alphalicious Short Stack.  Shawnee, I hope you like the design I made for the capturing of your new arrival with the rest of her siblings.  I hope that I have given you a design for moments that you will cherish forever!  It was a pleasure and so much fun doing this for you!
Now, that you have seen my fabulous lay-out --- it's time to send you on your merry way to the next stop along the way is Carolyn at!!!! Again, we wish to congratulate Shawnee and welcome the new precious baby girl, Felicity.

Blog Hop Alert

**We've had a snafu....please visit Ellen at  She is getting skipped along the way, so please show my blog hop sis some love and then continue on the hop!!!  Thanks so much guys!"**
Happy Crafting~
Lisa Woodward

Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Design Team Project Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Design Team displaying Lisa's file Flower Garden,, which is available in her store. There are 5 great flowers which the Design Team will showcase in various ways to show the versatility of this file. Wouldn't want you to get lost along with way of the garden path. Here is the complete line-up with both teams combined.
Queen of Her Craftroom
1.     Lynne, Admin ~
2.   Anita ~
3.   Bonnie~
4.   Janie -
5.   Pamela-
6.   Rhonda -
7.    Shawnee ~
8.   Theresa ~
Princess Sparkles
9.   Kimberly, Admin ~
10.  Barbara
11.    Carla ~
12.  Evila ~
13.  Jackie -
14.  Lisa W~
15.  Rachelle ~
16.  SuzeJo -
Be sure to stop and remark at each stop along the way along with the Design Team Page,, and become a follower!!!!! Lisa is offering the complete flower garden to two lucky people who have remarked and became a follower.

For my project, I used the two flowers, pansy and rose, and cut them each on solid core stock.  The pansy, I made in white and lavender, both with layers dark purple and yellow throats.  The lavender pansy was inked with eggplant ink.  The rose was made with a deep red solid core stock, inked with Cherry Pie ink.  I made two of each type of flower, and attached them back to back.  I then punched and set an eyelet in each one and ran thru a piece of raffia ribbon.  I have these really beautiful sturdy branches that I painted silver at Christmas and they displayed these beautiful mercury glass ornaments.  I love the versatility of having something I can decorate for the seasons and after removing the eggs from Easter, was at a loss of what to do for the spring/summer.  I decided that I wanted to make oversize blossoms for the branches, and when we received this project, I knew they would make awesome 3-dimesional, hanging ornaments.  Since they are the same on both sides, they are always pretty to look at.  I can’t wait to make more and fill the tree up!
Thanks again for stopping and remember to stop again the following Monday!!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa Woodward

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop

Happy Earth Day!!
Welcome to the Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop in Honor of Earth Day! Every year, The United States and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!

Today our Hop is Hosted by Tina from Crafty and Green. She Loves to Craft Green!! What a Great Way to Share our Love of the Earth by having a Fun Blog Hop! You should have hippity hopped along from Amanda at, but if you just stopped by my blog to visit today, I don't want you to miss a single thing!! Please start at the beginning which is Tina at  If you've gotten lost along the way, the entire lineup is:
What's a Hop without some fun Candy to go Along with it?  We have some wonderful sponsors for you:

Scraptastiscal Kreations- $20 Gift Certificate
Crafty Sentiments Designs- 3 Digi Stamps
Simply Silverton- A bath kit in the fragrance of the winners choice-
Two 4 oz bars of soap, 7 oz body Souffle, and 16 oz of Bathsalts.
(Natural organic soaps and body products)
Rules to be Eligible for The Blog Candy:
1.) You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop
2.) You must become a follower of Crafty and Green if you aren't already!
3.) For an “Extra” Entry for the Blog Candy, Please Friend Tina at CraftyandGreen on Facebook

Now, Onto My Project:

For many years, I never thought of myself as a “green” person. Thrifty, frugal, creative-these are the things I thought I waswell, in my caseit was almost the definition of green. I make my own laundry detergent and store it in repurposed gallon bottles. I make my own handmade paper for crafting.using my scrapping scraps. Glass jars become vases or candle holders or the containers for Christmas gifts. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to do a project (or two, lol) for Earth Day. I started this challenge by doing something very simple. You’d be surprised how many projects you throw in the trash or recycle bin. For one week, I collected things that would ordinarily go in the trash or the recycling bin, then sorted through to see what I could make.

The first project I made is something I have needed for awhile, but couldn’t find just what I wanted in a store. I tend to pull my supplies for projects 3 and 4 at a time, so I can keep the projects moving. This leads to piles of stacked paper, embellishments, dies, all sorts of things taking up my valuable assembly space. I wanted a project organizer. A place where I could put everything for a project, but compact. I will say that originally, this project was going to be a desktop file box, but I just happened up a box that held 3, 2 qt. containers of Almond Milk at Costco, and it just happened to be 12 1’4 “ in width.
We know just how rare it is to find a box that fits 12” x 12” in the recycling bin, so I jumped on the chance to make this Project Organizer. Its’very simple to repurpose actually. I angled the sides with my crafting knife, the proceeded to cover with a decorative paper and embellishments, including a name plate and bow. Embellishments had to be simple, and flush, since I intend to have 3 or 4 of these on my desk at a time. The great part is that this box is sturdy enough, it will hold a lot of paper without flipping over. I also scoured my stash of kept trash for smaller boxes-pasta boxes worked perfectly. I cut the height down to fit inside the lowest point of my large box, covered with the same paper and hot glued them to the large box. Now I have a place to separate out my embellishments, smaller pieces of paper, markers, etc.

My second project includes doing one of my most favorite crafty things. Fusing Plastic. I did this for a previous project and was amazed at how easy it was. And it is such a versatile material. You can use any kind of plastic packaging, except acetate, such as frozen food bags, bulk snack bags and plastic grocery bags. You fuse the plastic together by ironing a couple of layers at a time between parchment. Once 2 layers are fused add 2 more, and so on, until you reach the desired thickness. One of the learning curves is learning that thicker also means stiffer once cool, so be prepared to work with rigid material if you go thick. The hot, fused plastic is very pliable when freshly ironed, and can be shaped or folded at that time. To make pliable again, simply place between the parchment and reheat with the iron. So, I took my shopping bags and trimmed them down, and select a really thick, colorful french fry bag for my appliques. I fused together a total of 8 shopping bags to get my plastic base. I folded the sheet of fused plastic in half and began marking my lines. I used my sewing machine (yes, you can sew and even die cut this stuff!), and sewed on a zipper and the sides. I turned the sewn bag right side out. The flower appliques on the outside are made by die cutting the french fry bag with Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and coloring the white side with permanent markers, I then placed a hard, heat resistant surface inside the bag, and placed the flowers on the outside of the bag, and ironed on over parchment. I then used a piece of clear plastic from a vegetable bag to cover to protect the colors in the applique. Now, what used to be 8 of those pain in the rear grocery bags are now a very useful zippered bag. My bag measures 9” x 6” x 1 “, and is not only expandable, but also durable and very, very strong. I plan on using mine as a travel bag.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects and how versatile many of our trash and recyclable items are. To purchase both of the items I made, I would have spent $20+. I spent a total of $2.98 on the zipper, and gained two useful end products that will be around a long, long time.
Thank you so much for joining me today to celebrate Earth Day. Now, Please Hippity Hop on over to the talented Gill at to see what she has created for your viewing Pleasure!
Until next time~ Craft Happy-
Lisa Woodward

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Scrapping with Lisa Designs Design Team Post-Pink Lady Challenge

Welcome to my Scrapping With Lisa Designs Bi-Weekly posting. This week we are using the girl one pattern from the Strawberry Shortcake and Friends pattern. You will find this pattern in the store if you click on this link. (
Lisa has created some wonderful patterns that are so versatile. You will see this versatility as you peruse through my design team sisters blogs.
My recipe:
Pink Girl pattern from the Strawberry Shortcake collection at Scrapping with Lisa Designs.
DCVW “The Black Currant Stack”
Cricut “Splish Splash” and “Forever Young” cartridge
Embossing Label Maker
Black Photo Corners
Coordinating Organza ribbon
Bling-lots and lots of glitter brads, rhinestones, etc.
Martha Stewart Border Bunch
The starting point for this layout was the beautiful little girl, cut from the Pink Girl pattern from the Strawberry Shortcake collection at Scrapping with Lisa Designs.  I wanted to see just how versatile she could be, so before the layout was even born, she was a DIVA!  As she transformed, she began to remind me of my daughter.  With that thought, I turned to the idea of a scrapbook page layout for my Pink Lady project.  Now, I do lots of crafts, and lots of papercrafts.  What I do not do.scrapbook.  Going into this project I have created a total of 2 scrapbook pages.  I dressed the girl using The Black Currant Stack from DCVW, so I decided on that stack for the layout as well.  I chose the pictures I wanted to use, and focused them all on the little diva-like things my daughter does.  Since they are from different time periods, and span a variety of subjects, I chose to frame each one individually, using shapes that I cut from two of the most feminine cartridges Cricut hasSplish Splash and Forever Young.  These cartridges were also used to cut the words and phrases, and the embellishments on the shapes (shoes, handbags, etc.)  For each framed picture, I embellished based on the object, but kept the theme of diva.  With a layout like this, it’s the small details, and overabundance of embellishments that really make it eye-catching.  I hope you have enjoyed my projectI can truly say that it was a constant surprise at how things turned out and transformed themselves.  I’m sure my daughter will be happy to add this to her scrapbook!

I encourage you to stop by the Facebook fan page and see the work of our wonderful fans as well. You will find that page by clicking on this link. ( I know you won’t be disappointed.
Please make sure you stop in and visit my design team sister’s blogs as well. Here are the links.
Team Princess Sparkles
Make sure you watch for my next posting when I showcase more of my Design Team Sisters work. Until then, you can use the links below to help you be more crafty.

Happy Crafting,
Lisa Woodward

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Scrapping With Lisa Designs Store Front ~

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Calender Girls-April Blog Hop

Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The April unique holidays are: April is School Library Month - Lynne ~
April is Autusim Awareness Month
April 1: April Fool's Day - Kimberly
April 7: No Housework Day
April 8: Easter - Lisa:
April 13: Scrabble Day - Lisa:
April 17: A Blah, Blah, Blah Day - Lynne:
April 21: World Circus Day - Laura:
April 22: Earth Day - Janet:
April 25: Administrative Professionals Day - Lisa W ~
April 27: Arbor Day - Janet :
The hop starts with Lynne ( You won't want to miss a single occasion!!!
The line-up for April includes:
Kimberly -

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

My  recipe:
8 1/2” x 11” blackboard, folded in half
8” x 10 inch patterned vintage dots, corners punched
7 appropriate photographs to match desired sentiment (all images are copyright-free, royalty-free and trade-free)
Printed sentiments on vellum
Dark brown textured cardstock
Vintage grid patterned paper, source unknown
Silver nail head brads
Distressed edge scissors
Stapler and silver office staples
Black grossgrain ribbon
This isn’t original, we’ve all seen the variations of these go by via Facebook, email, what have ya’. I have taken basic materials, and our biggest resource, the internet, to create a quick and simple, yet thoughtful and full of sentiment card to that overworked, underpaid, underappreciated, underutilized, overcriticized Administrative Professional in your life!  With simple materials that we all have in our toolkit, I was able to whip up a not so ordinary layout for a not so ordinary occasion!

Craft happy~
Lisa Woodward
We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

Friday, April 13, 2012
Here is a reminder that for today, we have three exciting things happening. First of all, you still have until 3pm to post your project using the free bear in order to win the rubber duckie file which won't be in my store for awhile. Second, Kimberly is running a Teaser Graphic contest where the first one to identify the pattern from my store wins today's file which again won't be in the store for awhile, so here is your chance to be the first to own a special file which no one will have. Third we are having the build your own sale. If you buy $10 in patterns, then you get 10% off, $20 in patterns, then you get 20% off and finally if you buy $30 or more, you get 30% off.