Monday, December 27, 2010

Team Edward or Team Jacob- Which are You?

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

One of my favorite things to do besides my love of crafting is to read. I am an avid reader. I read every night before I go to bed. It’s the only thing that relaxes me enough to be able to go to sleep.
 I love to read books that belong to a series. You can get so much more involved with the characters if you have three or four books to read with the characters in them. About a year and a half ago I was cruising through Barnes and Noble looking for a new book series to read when I came across the Twilight books. Now, I realize that these books are advertised to appeal to the younger set, but my favorite types of books are in the horror/suspense category. I just love a good scary book! When I read the book’s description and I saw that it had vampires and werewolves in it, I knew these books were for me. Boy was I right! I read all four of these books in a little over a week. I was so hooked I couldn’t put them down. My husband came into my studio one day and asked, “Are you ever going to put those books down and get back to work?” I just laughed and told him to get out of my studio, I was busy reading!
 Once I completed all four books, I called my friends and my daughter to tell them they had to read these books. Needless to say, the books got passed around until everyone read them and it was unanimous, they were hooked too!
 Naturally when we found out the books were going to be made into movies, we couldn’t wait to see them. When the first movie came out I was very sick and didn’t get a chance to see it. Then when the movie became available on DVD, I was so excited! Finally I would get a chance to see it. Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital again. I had become very depressed because I was there for five weeks and I just wanted to go home. My sister-in-law called me one day and told me she would plan a party with our girlfriends as soon as I got home and we would watch the movies together. It gave me something to look forward to and I couldn’t wait to get home.
 That was how this crazy idea got started. Each time the movies came out on DVD, we would plan a party around them. We would decorate the house, make and eat way too much food, play games, and at the last party we decided to do a little crafting too. I wanted my girlfriends to have a special memento of out “Twilight Movie Nights” so I created these two picture frames, one for the girls that love Edward and one for the girls that loved Jacob. They are fun to make and easy enough for my “non-crafting” friends to be able to make them too.
 So, even if you’re not Twilight fans, why not find a movie that all of your girlfriends enjoy and make a party out of watching it together. It really is great fun and a wonderful way to bond with your girlfriends. What could be better than that?
  Until next time…
 Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations



©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

New Moon Party Picture Frame

 Supplies
  • White card stock- 6”W x 6”H
  • Black card stock- 6”W x 6”H
  • Red and Brown card stock- 5 ½”W x 3 ½”H
  • White and Ivory card stock- 5 ¼”W x 3 ¼”H
  • New Moon pattern paper- 5 ¾”W x 5 ¾”H
  • New Moon title
  • Cricut Personal Cutting Machine by Provo Craft
  • Doodletype Cartridge by Provo Craft
  • New Moon stickers
  • Red and Clear gems
  • Crocodile Eyelet Setter by We are Memory Keepers
  • Silver eyelets
  • Silver heart paper clips
  • 
  • Red ribbon
  • Jute string
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
 Note from Designer- The instructions given are for the Team Edward project. For Team Jacob, simply change the colors of the card stock, gems and stickers. All of the instructions are the same for both projects.
 Instructions
    
  1. Cover the black card stock with pattern paper using glue. Using Cricut machine cut out the word “Party” from white card stock. Adhere red and white card stock. Add picture.
  2. Adhere “New Moon” title and “party” and red gems with glue to frame. Add stickers.
  3. Using the Crocodile, punch out two holes in the top of the frame. Add eyelets. Tie red ribbon through eyelets to make the hanger.



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 7 Birthday Bag Toppers

 
  
 


Hi Everyone, Happy Holidays! Welcome back to the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. This is week 7 of the hop and I’m sad to say, the last week. For the last 7 weeks I have had the privilege of working with 3 of Sizzix most talented designers, Eileen Hull, Karen Burniston and Brenda Pinnick, and the fabulous dies that they designed for the Sizzix Company.

I have enjoyed our weekly challenges and it never ceased to amaze me the multitude of talent among all of the designers that participated each week. I am honored to be a member of this very special group, and I want you to stay posted after today because we will be working on some great new things in the future.

For my final project, I used the Treat Bag Toppers die by Eileen Hull. This die is an easy way to add fun to any bag top. The possibilities are endless! This project would be great for a child’s birthday party and as I was creating it, I could visualize a room full of smiling, giggling children just waiting to find out what’s inside their bags. How much fun is that?! So, I say to you one last time (or until our ext blog hop!) make that trip to your local craft or scrapbook store and purchase this die. There are lots of smiley, giggly little people who will be happy you did!

Thanks for checking out the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. Please visit http://www.tripleplay.typepad.com/ for more fun ideas from Brenda Pinnick, Karen Burniston, Eileen Hull and friends. If you have enjoyed seeing all of the inspiring ideas on the blog hop, please “like” Triple Play on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Triple-Play/125068950891362. And don’t forget to click on my blinkie on the right side of my blog so you can hop on over to the 60 plus designers to see what they created with this Treat Bag Topper die. Where else can you go to get 60 different ideas for one die? Nowhere but here. Check it out. You’ll be happy you did!

Until next time…

Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations





Monday, December 13, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 6 "All About Me" Photo Book

Hi Everyone, Happy Holidays! Welcome back to the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. This week we got to work with Brenda Pinnick’s Mini Album die. This album die was so much fun to work with! And since creating scrapbook albums, especially mini albums, is one of my most favorite items to create, this was a perfect fit for me.

For this project I did something a little different. Every time I create a new album, I always create one around one of my family members, a friend, or my fur kids, but this time I decided to do one about me. Yep, I said it. This project is all about me! I have always hated having my picture taken because I really don’t have any desire to see all of my chins! Let’s face it. No one wants to see that! but this past March after my 50th birthday I decided, who cares?! I have spent all of my adult life battling a chronic disease and I’m just happy to see my next birthday and all of my chins! So, I say to all of you, go to your local craft or scrapbook store and purchase this die. Then go home, snap some great pictures of yourself (and your chins) and create a fabulous album that’s All About You! It really is loads of fun!

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
Don’t forget to click on my blinkie on the right side of my blog so you can hop on over to the other 60 plus designers to see what they created with this Mini Album die. Where else can you go to get 60 different ideas for one die? Nowhere but here. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did!


©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Until next time…

Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations







Here’s what I used to make this fabulous project!

Supplies
Mini Album die by Brenda Pinnick
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine by Sizzix
Swirl 1 & 2 and Crown die cuts by Sizzix
Various Pattern papers
Card stock- Pink, Magenta, Lime Green, Black & Purple
Glitter papers- Lavender, Purple, Pink & Lime Green
Various Ribbons
All about me stickers by EK Success
Flower stickers by K & Company
Silver name plates
Various Gems
Vivid! Dye inkpad- Black by Clearsnap
Smooch Spray- Vanilla Shimmer by Clearsnap
Chipboard book
Chipboard frame
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Scissors
2 Crown brads
Silver eyelets
Croc-o-dile Eyelet setter by We R Memory Keepers
Stamps- Wedding Corners by Stampendous
©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 5 "A Royal Thank You" Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. We are now on week 5 of our fabulous blog hop. This week we got to work with Karen Burniston’s wonderful Pop-Up Gift Card Holder die.

2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
This pop-up die was a huge surprise for me. I thought when I saw it, it would be a little difficult to work with. Wrong! This die was so easy I had it put together within five minutes! I felt that because I’m the Stampin’ Queen (hee hee) the card that I would create to go with this pop-up die should be a “royal” one and so I created “A Royal Thank You.” But, with the holidays being right around the corner, this die would be great to create gift card holders for all the people on your gift list. Wouldn’t it be great to place a gift card to a local restaurant for your kid’s teacher? Or what about a gift card to a cd store for your babysitter? There are so many great things you can do with this pop-up gift card holder die.

2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
Why not visit your local scrapbook or craft store and purchase this terrific die as an early holiday gift for yourself! I know that’s what I’m going to do. Woo Hoo! There’s nothing like a present to put a smile on my face. I love presents! What about you?

2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
Don’t forget to click on my blinkie on the right side of my blog so you can hop on over to the other 60 plus designers to see what they created with this pop-up gift card holder die. Where else can you get 60 different ideas for one die? Nowhere but here. Check it out. You’ll be happy you did!

Until next time…

Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 4 "Welcome to the Zoo"

Welcome back to week 4 of our fabulous Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the Sizzix Scoreboard Pro Frame Die by designer, and also my friend, Eileen Hull.

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge dog lover. Right now I have two black and tan miniature dachshunds. Coca Cola, the 6 year old is actually my son’s dog, but I call her my grandfur kid. The other fur kid is my new puppy, Ruby Renee Rojas! She is now 5 months old and she has been a little challenging because I haven’t had a puppy in my house in 13 years. But, she has already captured my heart with her wet-nosed puppy kisses. That is why as soon as I saw Eileen’s Scoreboard Pro Frame die, I knew that the project I wanted to create with it just had to be centered on my puppy.

2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
This die was a blast to create with! It is so versatile and can be used with any theme that you can come up with, but for me, it just had to be with the picture I took of Ruby in her new crate. She reminded me of a little bear just sitting there and the picture just hollered zoo theme to me.

2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations

With those thoughts in mind, I gathered up all of my animal print pattern papers and stickers, along with this great die and created “Welcome to the Zoo.” I hope that you run to your local craft or scrapbook store to purchase this die. There are lots of different ideas that you can use with this die and if you’re looking for more, don’t forget to click on my blinkie on the right side of my blog so you can hop on over to the other 60 plus designers to see what they created with this frame die. Where else can you go to get over 60 different ideas for one die?  Nowhere but here. Check it out. You’ll be happy you did!

Wishing you lots of
Wet-nosed puppy kisses!

2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations


Supplies

  • Sizzix Scoreboard Pro Frame Die # 656835 by Eileen Hull
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine by Sizzix
  • 12” x 12” Matboard by Sizzix
  • Animal print pattern paper
  • Red & Black cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Zoo Stickers by EK Success
  • 1/16” Silver wire & 22 gauge Gold wire by Amaco
  • Vivid! Dye inkpads- Hot Red & Brown by Clearsnap
  • Vivid! Premium dye re-inkers- Hot Red & Brown by Clearsnap
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Wire cutters
  • Deckle scissors by Fiskar

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 3 "Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life"

Well, I cannot believe that we are at week 3 of the fabulous Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. I sure hope that you are having as much fun hopping from blog to blog, as I am creating with these wonderful dies.


©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
This week’s die is called Flower, Beauty Bloom, Original Die Item # 655455 by another terrific Sizzix’s designer, Brenda Pinnick. Just like the other two dies before this one, I had a great time creating with this die. It really got my creative juices flowing when I first received the package in the mail with this die included.

I thought of so many wonderful ideas for projects using this flower die. But in the end, the idea that spoke the loudest to me was my finished project, “Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life” wall hanging. I absolutely loved the dimension that I was able to create with the flowers, the saying about flowers and friendship and of course the bright colors! I also loved the wire hanger that I could incorporate into the design, and the miniature ivy added the beautiful finishing touch to the project.

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
Here is the list of supplies that I used to create this project. Have fun. I now I did!

Until next time…

Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Supplies

Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die #655455 by Brenda Pinnick
Big Shot Die Cut Machine by Sizzix
3” x 6” Basswood piece
(4)  Wood strips  ¼”W x 2 ¼”L
Pattern papers by My Mind’s Eye
Chipboard pieces by Mary Engelbriet Ink.
Glitters by Clearsnap
Pink ribbon
Small ivy
Wire clothes hanger
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Hot glue gun
Scissors

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations



Don’t forget to click on my blinkie button on the right side of my blog so you can hop on over to the other 60 plus designers to see what they created with this flower die. Where else can you go to get over 60 different ideas for one die? Nowhere but here. Check it out. You’ll be happy you did!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Great Blog Hop

Hey, if you're looking for another blog hop to check out try the one at FaveCrafts! Here you can find another 50 plus designers sharing what projects thry have been working on. There are some really wonderful project ideas! Here's the link-  http://www.favecraftsblog.com/finished-on-the-fifteenth-favecrafts-blog-hop-for-november
Check it out! You won't be disappointed.

Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 2 "A Friendship through the Years"

It’s week two in our fabulous Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop and I just have to say that I LOVED working with Karen Burniston’s 3D Twist Pop up Cube. What a blast this die was to play with! I thought because it was a pop up cube, it would be much more difficult to assemble. Boy was I surprised! Karen’s instructions were precise and easy to understand.

Inside of Project- Side View
I decided to center my pop up cube on my best friend and sister-in-law, Tina Deccio. Tina and I became best friends over 33 years ago when I started dating her brother and now my wonderful husband, Rich. We have had so much fun together throughout the years and our friendship had only deepened more with my battle with Crohn’s Disease. She has always been there for me and I really could not imagine my life without her. I love her more than words could ever say, and I think you can see how deep our friendship is through the pictures on my pop up cube.

"A Friendship through the Years" Front View
Here is the list of supplies that I used to create my “A Friendship through the Years” pop up cube. I hope that you have someone special in your life that you can create this wonderful pop up cube for. It is a gift they will cherish for a very long time. I hope you have as much fun as I did working with this die.

Cube- Side 2

Cube- Side 3










Supplies

656739 Sizzix XL Die- Cube, Twist 3-D (Pop-Up) by Karen Burniston
Big Shot die cut machine by Sizzix
12”x12” Black card stock by Die Cuts with a View (you need 1 ¼ sheets for one)
Flat Book Frame Box by Rubber Stamp Concepts
Pattern paper and Stickers by Sandylion
Cube- Side 4
Paper lace by K & Company
Various ribbons and fibers
Various metal keys and charms
Gold metal corners
Rubber band and small brad for cube
Terrifically Tacky Tape by Provo Craft
Hot glue gun
Distrezz-it-all by Zutter Products
Scissors

Don’t forget to click on my blinkie button on the right side of my blog, so you can hop on over to the other 60 plus designers to see what they created with this fabulous pop up cube die. Where else can you go to get over 60 different ideas for one die? Nowhere but here! Check it out. You’ll be happy that you did!

Until next time…
Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Inside of Project- Top View


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Blog Hop Week 1 "Let it Snow" Holiday Centerpiece

It’s finally here! The day we have all been looking forward to. The first installment of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. What is the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop you ask? Well, as I said before, three licensed designers from Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Karen Burniston and Brenda Pinnick, have put together a blog hop featuring 62 professional designers from the craft industry, including myself. Each week we will create a project from one of their Sizzix dies. We will continue for seven weeks. So, every week you can click on the button on my side bar and “hop” to each designer’s website to see what they have created with these terrific dies. That means that every week you will have the chance to see 62 different ideas from one Sizzix die, and I guarantee you will never see two projects that look alike.  The talent among this group of designers is amazing! Don’t forget to stop by each week. You’ll be glad that you did.

And now, drum roll please… I would like to show you what I created with Eileen Hull’s House Scoreboard Die.

I decided I wanted to design a centerpiece around this house die, and so I created my “Let it Snow” Holiday Centerpiece. Here’s how I did it;

Supplies

#656836 Sizzix Scoreboard Pro Die-House 3D by Eileen Hull
Sizzix Big Shot Pro cutting machine
Sizzix 12”x12” matboard- white
8 ¾”H x 11 ½”W wood base
4- Small wood candle cups
Light Green acrylic paint
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Hot glue gun
Green Spanish moss
Faux snow
Miniature trees
Pattern paper
Vivid!  Dye inkpad-Corn Flower blue by Clearsnap
Christmas Epoxy stickers by Recollections
Candy canes and peppermint candy stickers by EK Success
Toothpicks
White card stock
Small sign
Snowflake garland
Small wooden fence
Small white bead
Small Square Styrofoam
Exacto knife
Scissors



Instructions

1.    Place matboard into the Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting machine with the Sizzix Scoreboards Pro House Die and cut out. Adhere pattern paper to each piece of the house using Zip Dry Paper Glue. Add color to the windows with Corn Flower inkpad. Assemble house according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Set aside.
2.    Paint wood base and candle cups with green acrylic paint. Let dry. Adhere candle cups to the base bottom with glue gun. Adhere Styrofoam and Spanish moss to the base with glue gun.
3.    Cut toothpicks in half and stick them to the back of the stickers. Lay stickers on white card stock. Once stickers are adhered to the card stock, cut stickers out with scissors. NOTE- I backed the stickers with card stock because I used Epoxy stickers, which are clear.
4.    Adhere toothpicks to candy canes and peppermint candies with glue gun. Add stickers to house. Adhere house to the base with glue gun. Next, glue trees, snowmen, candy canes and peppermints to the base. Glue fence around the base. Add garland around the fence.
5.    Adhere “Let it Snow” sticker and snowflake stickers to the sign. Adhere the sign to the fence. Sprinkle faux snow all around the base.



That’s it, you’re done! You now have a super cute holiday centerpiece and it only takes three to four hours to create. With the Sizzix Scoreboard House die being so easy to assemble and decorate, your family will think you spent days working on this holiday centerpiece!

Now, don’t forget to stop by each week to check out what I have created with each new die. Next week we’ll be working with Karen Burniston’s Pop-Up Twist Cube. Check it out at www.sizzix.com/product/2381  After you see what I have created, you can click on the button on my side bar and that will take you to all of the other designers and also the Sizzix website. While you’re there you might as well purchase the dies we are working with. You can then create some very cool projects of your very own!

Until next time…

Happy Stampin’

Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!

I had hinted about it before and now here it is! Sizzix just announced the start of a fabulous Blog Hop which has been organized by three of their licensed designers: Brenda Pinnick, Eileen Hull and Karen Burniston.

I am so excited to be a part of this great blog hop and here is how it’s going to work. Sizzix has asked 62 professional designers to create projects each week using dies designed by Brenda, Eileen and Karen. Beginning on Thursday, November 4th, each of the designers will post their finished project created with that week’s featured die on their own personal blogs. Then you can “hop” around to each designer’s blog and get 62 different ideas using the same die. I guarantee that you will not find two projects alike! Think about it…62 ideas for one die!

This is the list of the dies and the dates we will be showcasing them;

November 4th – Eileen Hull’s Scoreboards Pro House die
November 11th – Karen Burniston’s Pop-up Twist Cube die
November 18th – Brenda Pinnick’s Beauty Bloom die
November 25th – Eileen Hull’s Scoreboards Pro Frame die
December 2nd – Karen Burniston’s Pop-up Gift Card Holder die http://www.sizzix.com/product/2382
December 9th – Brenda Pinnick’s Mini Album die
December 16th – Eileen Hull’s Scoreboard Treat Bag Toppers die

The following is the list of fabulous designers that will be sharing their talent with all of you. Be sure to check out each of their blogs every week to get tons of great ideas!

Ken Oliver