Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Birthday Celebration....

Yesterday, I spent some time with two of my sweet friends.  We went to lunch and did some paper crafting! 

Carolyn and Shelby both surprised me with awesome birthday gifts...take a look!

Shelby made me this Awesome Halloween frame home decoration.  It is fabulous with lots of detail!  She knows that I am ALL about the details!  Isn't it awesome?  I know you want one!  I am proud to add this to my decorations this year!

Carolyn made me this sweet pop up gift card box!

Inside was a gift card to Michael's and a bag of M & M's....uh, yeah, those are gone!  What a sweet box and awesome gift!  I know, you want one of these too!!!

Thank you to my sweet "sister" friends for making me feel special with these handmade gifts!

Now, go do something Creative!


I won!!!

August 26, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

State Fair of Texas

I have been working on a few things for the Creative Arts Dept. for the fair this year.  I first started on this canvas and didn't like where it was going so I put it down for several months.  I picked it up again a couple of months ago and this is the result.  I really love how it turned out.  I have been wanting to submit a mixed media project for this years entry, but wasn't sure it was going to happen.  I am happy to say that it was delivered to the Fair this past weekend and now I have to wait! 

I will post the result when I find out...keeping my fingers crossed!!

Now, go be Creative!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Toil & Trouble....

This is what I have been working on lately...I have a Halloween swap that I am making cards for as well as a cute treat bag to share!

This treat bag uses new craft & chevron sacks from SU!'s new Holiday catalog.  The clothespin on the top is not SU!.  This is not my original design.  I did copy this project! 

Here is a close up of the medallion that I made using several punches and our new Chevron ribbon!  Love this ribbon!

Using the treat bag for inspiration, this is my Halloween swap card.  That Toil & Trouble set is so cute and is going to get me in trouble because I have to have it!  In addition, I used Crumb Cake cardstock, doilies and the new Chevron stamp for this card.

Hope you enjoy these projects!

Now, go be Creative!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Vintage Finds....

Recently, my husband and I started the task of going through some family storage units.  This is going to be a BIG project to get done.  Baby steps, I guess!

I found these baby shower cards for my husband's arrival way back in 19, uh, well, maybe I shouldn't go there!  These cards are small, sweet and in awesome condition!  Most of them were .10,as  indicated on the back of the cards. These are the kinds of things that make me so excited when I find them at Estate Sales, but these have so much more meaning since they were for my sweet husband!  Back then, it was a surprise if you were having a boy or girl!  It looks like most people went more towards a boy with their card choices!  Lots of blue!

I even found the Thank You card that his mom sent for all of the gifts received for her sweet baby boy! 

I know husband thinks I am crazy to LOVE stuff like this, but I always have!  What a great find!

Now, go do something Creative!

Happy Anniversary!

This past week, my husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary!  These are the beautiful and massive vase of flowers that he sent to me.  I wasn't home when they were delivered, so I had to go retrieve them from my neighbor who almost didn't let me leave with them!!

My picture doesn't do them justice...I didn't even take the time to clear the space before taking the pic!

Happy Anniversary Honey!

Now, go do something Creative!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vegas, Baby!

I LOVE the signs in Vegas.  Here are some of the pic's that I took while we were there last week!

Love, Love the signs of Vegas!!! 

Now, go do something Creative!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Giving Away Paper Pumpkin Kit!   **SEE WINNER OF THE KIT BELOW**

Today, I am giving a Paper Pumpkin kit to the first person who signs up to get this kit delivered to their door each month! 

The details to sign up are on my website: www.lorisouterstamps.stampinup.net

Don't be left out of receiving a creative surprise in your mailbox each month!

 Lisa M. -  I  have been notified by Stampin' Up! that you have signed up for Paper Pumpkin...You win my Free Paper Pumpkin give-a-way!  Congratulations!!!

Now, go do something Creative!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I'm Off!
Going for a few days with Husband!  Can't wait to get away!
Now, go do something Creative!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Holiday Happiness....

The new Holiday Catalog is available!  There are so many bundles that will save you 15% right off the top as well as Project sets to create fun projects for the Holidays!  Take a look and see what you think!  I would love to help you unleash your creativity for the Holiday Season!
Now, go do something Creative!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Last night was my monthly stamp club meeting...we were missing several girls due to them being out of town!   It was a small group, but super fun!  I also enjoyed welcoming a new member to our stamp club!  Jenni joined last night and here is the card that she made as one of our projects for the evening...

We used 2 new stamp set from the NEW Annual Catalog, released June 1st.  Hello Lovely and Gorgeuos Grunge!  Didn't Jenni make an awesome card with these sets? 

The second project that we made last night was this box.....

These boxes are Tag A Bag Gift Boxes and are also new this year!  They are a nice size box and would be great to use for giving small gifts, cookies or even a T-shirt!  Yes, a rolled up T-shirt fits in this box! These come with the box base and a clear sleeve that covers the base.  With this project, we made a cover for the box and then you add the clear sleeve.  We cut out hand made feathers and did some stamping to complete it!  Super Cute!

Both of these projects were made at Convention that I can't believe was already 2 weeks ago!  I couldn't resist sharing them with my club girls!

Thanks for checking in today!  Now, go get Creative!