Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Baby, It's Cold outside!

I was working on a cute ba tutie card. This one came out so sweet. Tis the season. It seems so innocent but we all know that it turns into this frenzy of shopping and stress and ugliness. I just hope that everyone takes a deep breath and remember why we do it. Have a great day! Also, Check out Mercy's sketch for this week.

Stamps: Amuse sediment, MFT Pure Innocense- Sending you a little Christmas Paper: Echo park DP, White, Kraft Ink: black Copic Mkrs: RV21, RV34, E000, E00, E02, R37, R24, R35, Y11, N3, N4 E55,E39, E31, YG11, YG67 Accessories: Bling, Pearls, Glamour Mist, glue pen, Ribbon, Pop dots, Nesties, MS doily punch

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holicay Wishes!

I just Love Love this one from Hero Arts. The winter collection is amazing. I had to eclipse the two ornaments out of one branch and cover them with the bakers twine. It really came out very nice. The bottom red strip is Glitter. A fairly new product from Glitter Glitz. I really like it. Thumbs Up!

Stamps: Hero Arts- The magic of Christmas, Joy to all Paper: White, More mustard Ink: Black Copic Markers: YG63, YR24, R59 Accessories: bakers twine, Glossy accents to adhere, Eclipse tape, Glitter Glitz system

Merry Christmas!

Another Hero Art card from the winter collection. I just used some different designer paper. The Echo Paper collection is very cool.

Stamps: Hero Arts-Sending Holiday Cheer Paper: Real red, Echo papers DP, Ink: Black Copic mkrs: R59, E71, E55, E39, YG 63, YR24, E31, BG000 N3, N4, N1, N7 Accessories: Dienamics dies- scalloped edge, snow flakes, Buttons, Bakers twine, button, Pop dots, Glue pen, Glamour dust glitter

Joy to the World

I love the new Hero Art winter Stamp Collection
What a very versatile set. teamed up with the MFT cloud and Viola! you have a great card for the holidays.

Stamps: Hero Arts-Sending Holiday Cheer, Holiday Sayings, Get Merry Paper: Maroon, Blue, White Ink: Black, White pigment Copic Markers: R59, E71, E55, E39, YR24, E31, BG000, Y11, Accessories: Dienamic- MFT Clouds, Glue pen, Glamour Dust glitter, Pop dots, Ribbon

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Your my pretty princess.

I was playing with a new technique and I have to say that it is very time consuming. On the fence about it. I have to say that I am pretty much instant gratification so I am not sure it it going to work. Will give it another shot though. The technique is with the Glitter Ritz system.
Die cutting sticker paper and then applying it to CS and then peeling the sticker off and adding the glitter (rub it in, dust it off and continue). I just happened to do it with the MFT flower and jeeze it was a project. I pretty much did this card around the flower.

Stamps: MFT- all dressed up jolianne Paper: DP, bashful blue, marina mist, tempting turquoise, neenah, Ink: Black Copic Markers: E000, E02, E00, G16,B18, C2 YR31, Y28, BG15, RV21 Accessories: Bling, Pop dots, clear adhesive, ribbon, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Glitter Ritz system, SU! ticket punch, Dienamics- Scalloped flower, ric rac

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I have been having a ball playing with the new Hero arts sets. I saw this one on a blog also cased. I used my supplies and thought that this was cute using a nestie. There is a similar idea in the Jingle all the way Hero Arts holiday 2010 catalog using the wreath kit.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Wreath of leaves, Holiday sayings Paper: Real Red, White, Cosmo Cricket Dp Ink: Garden green Accessories: Nestie, Bling, Ribbon, Hero flower art, pop dots, clear adhesives.

Have a Joyous Holiday!

Check this different kind of Christmas colors. I thought that it was really a falllllly Christmas kind of card. I saw one similar on the Hero arts blog. Cool.

Stamps: Hero arts- wreath of leaves, Get merry
Paper: Choc. Chip, Ivory Ink: Close to cocoa Accessories: Sponge, clear adhesive, glue, ribbons (May arts), Pop dots and a mixture of bling pearls

Happy Holidays!

I decided to take a hand in the challenge for MFT to make a bag. So I was going along and making it and decided to do a flapper card. I just got a new die cut from Time Holtz. That make these beautiful Pin wheels....LOVE IT! This came out so cool.

MFTWSC10202010 The challenge is on the Wednesday stamp club- Its in the bag! Check out some other cool cards/ bags at SCS

Stamps: Hero Arts-Get Merry Paper: Old Olive, Neenah, DP- We R Memory Keepers designer scrap pad called White Christmas Ink: Black Accessories: Bling, TH - Paper rosette die, MFT Flower dienamic, MS doily punch, Ribbon

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christmas is a comin!

I just love these stamps from Hero arts. You can do many things with them.

Stamps: Hero Arts Paper: Real Red, Creamy caramel, white Ink: Real red, Gold Pigment accessories: buttons, bakers twine, MS grass punch, Pop dots, adhesive dots, sponge, paper piercing mat pack and Adirondack acrylic daubers- gold.

Santa's comin to town!

Here's another Amusing one. I made a stencil of holly and berries and Copic airbrushed it.

Stamps: Amuse stamps Paper: Real Red, Amuse DP, White Ink: Real Red, Black Accessories: Copic ABS , Copic markers, Nesties, Popdots, Ribbon, Glitter

Baby, It's Cold outside!

Amusing. I just love this Santa. The papers are really cool to work with.

Stamps: Amuse Paper: Amuse, Neenah, Real red, White Ink: Black, Real Red Accessories: Copic markers, Glitter, Bling, Nesties, Pop dots

Bouncing in to Winter

Starting to get to that time of making all those holiday cards. I started with my Amuse and Hero stash. Can't wait to show you my samples these little babies came out so cool.

Stamps: Hero arts Paper: Marina mist, White Ink: TH distress inks- broken china, tumbled glass Accessories: buttons, bakers twine, adhesive dots, MFT die, Cuttlebug folder, Ribbon Popdots

Fall Copic Marker Class

Coffee, Cards & Copics The fall class

This Month at the Papercraft Clubhouse We will be doing some Fall cards. Many Techniques to learn with these great markers. The pumpkins are in season girls. So come on down. The date for this class is on Friday, October 29,2010 from 6- 8pm. Sign up! (*wink quickly these seats go fast!)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I just love this stamp set and I was cruisin the blogs and I came across this lay out on Silke Ledlows blog and WOW! Just loved it. I cased it and had to recreate it my own colors and paper. Wow! I thought it came out really cool.

Stamps: PTI-Falling leaves Paper: Vanilla, DP- PTI autumn abundance Ink: Kaleidacolor- autumn leaves Accessories: Top note, big kick, SU! label punch, pearls, Nesties, pop dots, ribbon

I love you!

I wasn't sure how this one was going to come out and I have to say that It came out awesome. Still having issues to how my camera shoots to a flat object. A work in progress. I did a couple of different techniques here. I wanted to make a peice of wood like out of paper. which of course looks totally different here that the real thing. Anyways, I took a piece of paper, and swiped it with brown dauber and let dry, then swipe again with white school glue- let dry and then over it again with a white dauber ( happen to grab the wrong one which was a pearl. and had to touch it up with the brown again. to hide some of that shimmer Happy accident I guess). Then I could die cut it.
Stamps: PTI- Falling leaves, leaf prints with matching die Paper: Choc Chip, Vanilla, White Ink: Kaleidacolor- autumn leaves, choc chip, encore gold, TH distress ink- walnut stain Accessories: Adirondack Acrylic paint dauber (espresso, pearl), PTI mat stack die, SU! label punch, leaf dies PTI, TH scoring tool, pop dots

I wanted to thank you for everything!

Here is another one of the PTI sets. I had a chance to play with some of the die cuts that I just hadn't got around to. Here I got to dabble with the felt and die cuts.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink- Big and Bold wishes Paper: More mustard, really rust, choc Chip, Kraft, DP- PTI autumn abundance Ink: Choc Chip Accessories: Copic ML brown, Buttons, bakers twine, flower die cut PTI, Pop dots, adehesive dots,

Just a little note for You!

I finally have a chance to play again. I been making these lovely cards for my Mother-in Law. She has many many cards to give out. My Father-in Law. Very near and dear to all of our hearts just passed away. So, I am taking advantage of this therapeutic time of creating. Anyways, enough of that. I just got some new stamp sets from PTI. Fantastic. Many of them have matching dies and coordinating paper. Etc...You'll see I have a few cards here to show ya.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink- autumn Abundance Paper: Choc. Chip, White, DP- PTI autumn Abundance. Ink: Black Copic markers Sorry, I forgot to write them down. Accessories: Ribbon, Bakers twine, Buttons, Nesties, adhesive dots, pop dots

Friday, October 1, 2010

Don't Be late for the Bus!

Bus Tour Fever!
We're feverishly preparing for one of our favorite days ever - Bus Tour day! We love demoing great products and teaching new techniques. We also love sharing the wonderful layout Wendy creates just for Bus Tour Participants! Lesa has a great project using the Copic markers and many other make and takes. There are still seats on the bus! Hurry Don't miss the bus!

Remember, for only $65 you enjoy a day of demos and learning, receive 4 kits/gifts, enjoy breakfast and lunch (and we do the dishes!) PLUS get discounted shopping. Along the way you will earn raffle tickets for the grand prize. The fun starts this Sunday, October 3rd at 8am with breakfast at the Clubhouse. Call 860-399-4443 to join us.

Please remember to park on the opposite side of the green by the church, in the municipal lot next to the deli, in the large lot behind the old town hall, etc. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We need to leave the spaces in front of the store (on both sides of the street) open for the bus and for neighboring businesses. Thanks for your help!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to my BFF!

I just finished this little number. I had a different vision but this will do pig! this will do. Any whoo! I was playing with the MFT set and the flower die-namic and this is pretty much what I came up with. I just love the fall colors.

Stamps: IO grand backgrounds, MFT label with die. Paper:the little yellow bicycle- boo ville, really rust, dusty durango, vanilla, Ink: Black, rusty hinge Accessories: Stick pins of leaves, ribbon, MFT dienamic of flower, leaf su!, bling pop dots, Nesties

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I was playing with my A Muse Artstamps and getting in the spirit of xmas and you know. I know it isn't even fall yet but I just had to airbrush the background. I made this stencil of a holly twig with berries. Cool huh! *Snort... Anyways. I just had to play. This is what I came up with. May have to use this card in one of my classes. * Note to self to remember to do that.
Stamps: A Muse-Santa, A Muse- Not a creature Paper: White, Real Red, A Muse DP, Ink: Real red, Black Copic markers: Yg67, R29, E33, W10, C2, C1, E000, E00 Accessories: Ribbon, Copic ABS, Compressor, Nesties- label 4

Happy Anniversary!

I was blog hopping and I came across this layout...well not exactly. I found a similair butterfly called the Artists Butterfly and it was on the Hero Arts blog. I just love this card. I had to copy it I used the butterfly that I had which is butterflies 3 images. I tried to do the feathering technique here but with my camera it doesn't show the feather. Just where they end. It really is blended quite nicely. It kind of look choppy here. I am going to give this card to my In-Laws. They have been married 59 years tomorrow. Congrats you two! Many more! I will work on the blending and the camera thing.

Stamps: Hero arts Butterfly, SU! whimsical words, Hero Arts-speckled ornaments Paper: White, Tempting turquoise, Green galore Ink: Black, Taken with teal Copic Markers: B05, YG13, BG49, 110 Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, pearl bling

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Im falling for you!

I have been playing with airbrushing with the Copic airbrushing system. very exciting. I Have this new stamp set from Papertrey Ink. Very nice. It takes a little practice to align up the leaf with the die. I finally figured it out.

Stamps: SU!warmest regards, Papertrey Ink-Leaf Prints Paper: Kraft, White Ink: Spiced marmalade(TH) Copic markers: YR07,Y17, E37, R29 Accessories: Copic ABS, Compressor, Nesties, Colored thread, Popdots, Adirondack acrylic paint dauber (gold), ribbon, adhesive dots

Be Merry!

I was blog hopping and I saw this great layout and decided to use the new stamp sets on this great layout. Very cool

Stamps: Hero Arts-Enjoy the seasons SU! Warm words Paper: White, Brocade Blue, Bashful blue, Marina Mist Ink: Brocade blue, Chipped sapphire (TH) Accessories: Scalloped edge stamps, Ribbon, Bling

Enjoy yourself!

I just got this great new set from Hero arts. I will have a great time with this one. This was a 2 minute card that I came up with. Very easy.

Stamps: Hero Arts-Enjoy the seasons
Paper: Marina mist, White, Brilliant blue
Ink: Brocade blue, TH distressed chipped sapphire Accessories: Cuttlebug folder, popdots, scissors

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Anya Cool Chick!

Emily and I were playing yesterday and today. We have been having a ball with the Twinkling H20's. She did this back ground paper for me. This is glossy paper that I ran through the cuttlebug and let her loose painting with the twinks. Beautious!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm- I forgot her name. sorry. I call her the Anya cool chick. Ink: Black Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Cranberry Crisp, Neenah Accessories: Twinkling H2O, Nesties, Cuttlebug folder- candy , Ribbon, TH edge distressor, Pop dots, Copic Mkrs E000, E00, E02, YG11, BG23, BG32, BG34, YR21, Y26, E71, R24

Fall is here!

I am starting to get ready for Fall! I am coming to grips that summer is over. I was playing with a set that I have had hidden for the seasons past. Here we go! I used the pallette painting technique here

Stamps: SU! Grateful greetings, Autumn Harvest Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum and Perfect plum marker Accessories: Big Kick, SU! impression plate, SU! Edge punch, Pumpkin pie ribbon, Copic Mkrs: E27, YR14, YG67, Y38

This is your special day!

This challenge is for you. check it out. Crazy for Challenges C4C51. I decided to use my MFT stamps.

Stamps: MFT Birthday princess Paper: DP, White Ink: Black Accessories: Pop Dots, Flower punch, Bling, Oval Punch, Nesties, Cuttlebug folder Copic Mkrs: YG11, YG13, R20 Y04, Y8, E000, E00, E02

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday

I have been playing with a new product called Twinkling H2O. Very cool stuff.
I only bought three colors to try. The Egyptian Gold, olive and Poppy seed red color.
Stamp: Hero Arts Big Flower, SU! Word Play IO Cover A Card (CAC) Leaves Ink: Paper: Old Olive, Vanilla Accessories: Bling, Ribbon, Nesties, Sponge, SU! Leave die Twinkling H2O. Old Olive, Shell pink Big Brad

Monday, August 16, 2010

Elvis is legendary!

I made this card in the honor of Elvis. He has died on this day back in 1977. Well You'll always be my king...king of Rock n Roll. C4C50
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms, Paper: black and white Ink: Black Accessories: Tim Holtz Flower die, Large gem brad colored with Copic mkrs and folded to make a Rose. Bling colored also. Pop Dots

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland

Last night I went to Stamp Sista's at my local store- Papercraft Clubhouse in Westbrook. I always poke around before and after the classes there. I never know what will strike my fancy. we did these collage tags last night. After I poked around and came across the new Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland. OMG! I can have a ball with this stuff. These are some of the creations that I came up with.
Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland DP, Bling, Nesties, Ribbon, Sponging, Popdots Flower Die from Tim Holtz, Flower punch, MS edge punch.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Your Magical!

I have been playing up a storm with these templates from The Crafter's Workshop. It is called Min Flower Frenzy These I airbrushed with my Copics

Stamps: MFT Fairy girl Paper: real Red, Only Orange, White Ink: Black Accessories: Ribbon, Prima Flowers , Nesties, TCW template Bling- colored with copics ABS3 Copic Mkrs: YR07, Y8, R27

Your My Princess

I have been having a ball playing with these new templates. I have Airbrushed them, Sponged them, and also used them as a dry embossing. I can't wait until the Papercraft Clubhouse gets their shipment in. I think that I want one of each. Very Cool.
Stamps: MFT Heart Sing Jolinne, sentiment- MFT All dressed up Jolinne Ink: Black, Broken China, Shabby Shutter, Mustard Seed, Spice Marmalade, Paper: Taken With Teal, Summer Sun, White Accessories: Prima flowers, Bling, Ribbon, Nesties, Crafter's Workshop Template Copic Mkrs: C2,Yr31, BG10, BG15, BG09, E00, E02, E000

All things Grow Better with Love

I had the opportunity to play with a new product. Well a new product that I have used on papercrafting. I have in the past used this product with scrapbooking.... Never thought to use it her.
Stamps: MFT-In My Garden Jolinne Paper: White, Only Orange, Taken with Teal, Crushed Curry Inks: Black, Spiced Marmalade, Broken china, Shabby Shutter, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose Accessories: Sponge dauber, Nesties, Pop dots, butterfly punch, Crafter's Workshop template Copic Mkrs: YG07, 100, E25,C3,C5,C2,BG10, BG13, E31, B000, YG67, TR21, E33, E8, 0

It's time to celebrate

MFT's Who's that birthday girl. This was a fun card to do.
Stamps: MFT- Who's That Birthday Girl. Paper: Ink: Black Accessories: Pearl bling, pop dots, Copic mrks: E000, E00, E02, Y00, Y8, Y38, R20, R32, Yg23, Yg11, MFT DP summer pack. Gable green, Neenah, Pretty in pink

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Your Stuck with Me!

I wonder if I have artist's block. I have had such a hard time today trying to figure out what to do. None of the challenges appealed to me...Am I tired?, Am I Bored?, Am I I I.....Not sure. This is what I came up with today. I have Stamp Sista's this week and have to visit my girl Ace of Tray. Haven't seen her in so long. Hence,
NEED THE MOJO BACK! Anyways enough of that blubber. I did come up with this guy. I saw this layout on a blog with different papers and stamps...Just liked the simplicity of everything.

Stamps: Imaginisce Twitterepated collection- foxy Sentiment- Kraftin Kimmie Paper: Bordering blue, Cranberry crisp, Neenah, DP fancy pants Ink: black, Bordering Blue, Baroque Burgundy Accessories: Nesties, Bling, Popdots, Copic Mkrs: RV99, E51, 100, 0, C1, C2,C3,C5, C7

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sugar & Spice

Aren't they just Stinkin! Adorable! OMG! I just love these little buggers. I have been having a real ball coloring in these guys with my Copics.
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious- Bugaboo stamps Paper: Mft dp, white, pixie pink, green galore Ink: Black Accessories: Pop dots, ribbon, MFT die-namics grass, SU! edge punch Copic mrks: E000, YG17, RV04, RV02, E17, E02, E00, E31, E17, YG06 Y11, Y00,Y26, B21, B23, C2

Sunday, August 8, 2010

One More Friggin Candle Duder!

My nephews Birthday is next week and I thought that this would be cool for him. He's a trip. Anyways I also put this in Taylor's challenge TESC123.

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious- Bugaboo stamps Paper: DP, Pixie pink, Pink passion, Bashful blue, Brocade blue, Yo yo yellow, Neenah Ink: Black Accessories: Pop dots, Cuttlebug folder- swirls, Scalloped circle, circle punches, paper piercing tool, clear button, MFT Dienamic- Ric Rac
Copic mkrs: Rvo4, Y06, Y00, C2, E000, E00, E02, B000, B21, B23, E37, E31, E13

I'm here for you always!

This is the next challenge that I am trying today. It is from the Greeting farm. Farm Fresh Friday. Check out what I did.

Stamps: Hanna sentiment, Totally Stampalicious- Bugaboo stamps Paper: Marina mist, Real red, Yo yo yellow, DP Ink: Black Accessories: Ticket, circle, window punches, pop dots, Copic mkrs, Cuttlebug folder,

Friday, August 6, 2010


I just wanted to let everyone know that I have joined this year a Memory Walk to fight against Alzheimer's dementia.
I will be walking October 3, 2010 At Lighthouse In New Haven.
I need Sponsors. PLEASE! Oh Pretty PLEASE...Sponsor Me! :)
Follow this link to sponsor Me! When you are looking for me just add my name Lesa Soja and you will find all the info right there. Please Help! If you want to join me for a day and walk. Email me or call me 860-227-6184. We would love to have you...Very low key walk too.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This lolli is for you!

Here is a challenge for MFT. MFTWSC08042010 I didn't use my stamps from MFT. I just thought the layout was darling.

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious- bugaboo stamps/lollipop Paper: DP, Real red, marina mist, yo yo yellow Ink: Black Accessories: Ribbon, MFT Die-namics, Sizzix flower die, bling, Copic mkrs

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Why do you think it's called ICU?

Wow! Another great layout. I just love this chicken head. She is so adorable. Totally Stampalicious They have such cool stamps. Check it out.

Stamps: Totally stampilicious-bugaboo stamps the sentiment inside- Why do you think it's called ICU? Clever huh! Paper: DP, Tempting turquoise,Tangerine tango, Neenah Ink: Black Accessories: Bling, Copic mkrs, Ribbon, Pop dots, Cuttlebug folder.


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