Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Catalog Premiere 2014
I had so much fun at the catalog premiere in Long Beach, California. It's always nice to meet sister demonstrators. They're a crafty bunch. Lol. Don't know why I went there. Honestly they are such a joy to be around. I'm always impressed by how welcoming everyone is. I'm also always impressed by how much SU spoils us. I always get more back than what I paid for an event. I mean, really, who does that? Look at all this stuff!!!
I have to say what impressed me most though, was seeing Shelli, the CEO!, hello, working hard handing out prizes. She wasn't hanging out somewhere backstage, waiting for her time to speak. again. She's was on the floor working like the rest of the staff. Shelli's heart and our products are two of things that keep me going on those days when I feel like I'm not cut out for this. The premiere, like convention, left me inspired and re-energized. Thank you Shelli, staff, my upline, and sister demos, for making it all worth while. And if you're reading this, and you're even thinking about becoming a demo, for goodness sake, do it now and go to Convention 2014, while it's FREE to you. I don't think that's ever happened. Join my team and receive a personal welcome gift from me.

Enjoy the journey smiley
Lisa Doucette

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Whole Lot of Wonderful Paper Pieced Card

I don't usually like cutting stamped images because I'm not very good at it. I have found that I actually do enjoy it, though when the pieces are simple and small. What can say...not a lot of room to mess up. Today's project has inspired me to do more paper piecing. Of course I will always be a die cutting, and punching kind of girl, but there's something to be said for paper piecing. I hope you will be inspired to get your scissors out and do some cutting. The Vivid Vases stamp is a perfect stamp for this. See two versions of today's project below.

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Click on picture below for written instructions

Have a great day smiley

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blessed Easter Card

Blessed Easter Watercolor Card

The Happy Watercolor stamp set was the inspiration behind today's card. I especially love the splosh, which gives you that watercolor look. I thought the flowers on the Blessed Easter stamp set would look good layered on top of our 2013-2015 Ink Colors. This in-color set is by far my favorite. I love how they look together. If you want to see the process behind the card you can view it on Youtube, on my channel, cdliteistubing. Just click the picture to see the written details. And of course you can click shop to purchase items used.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the journey : )
~Lisa D

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Let Your Dreams Take Flight Birthday Card

Here's a card I made for one of my daughters. I love fancy fold cards of all kinds. They look so complicated, but they're really quite easy. The center stair step card I made only takes 2 cuts and some scoring. There are a ton of Youtube tutorials on creating them. And if you don't want to create the card base yourself there are dies, and die cutting machines that will do it for you. The possibilities are endless. Anyway, I just wanted to share it. If you would like to see a tutorial please leave a comment.

Enjoy the journey : )


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My First Mixed Media Attempt

Have you ever wanted to try a new technique or art medium, but were hesitant to use your supplies, for fear of wasting them? I have found this to be a creative inhibitor in my life. I hate to waste supplies. I know it's silly, considering they are for using. Right? And I can't take it to the grave. So I came up with a solution for myself that I hope will help free and encourage you to take chances and experiment more.

The tip: Do small scale projects, like tags, and small canvases (like the one in the picture). If you like the results you can add your tags to cards and other projects later, and display your canvas on a small easel or turn it into a magnet. If you don't like the end've only used a small amount of product.

My first attempt at mixed media may not be the greatest, but I had fun trying something new and I didn't have to use a lot of product. The more we practice the new things we're learning the more confident we will become and possibly more willing to use our stuff. So let's go for it! Even if it's only on a small scale.

Enjoy the journey : )


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy 16th Birthday

Here's a card I made for my oldest granddaughter's 16th birthday. I used the negative from the Heart Frame card. Hope you like it. Click for project details.

Hope this inspires you to use those leftovers from your cuts. I would love to see what you come up with.

Thanks so much for visiting. Enjoy the journey : )

~Lisa D