Saturday, December 24, 2011

Perfect Words

As a rubber stamper and scrapbooker, I am always looking for the perfect words to add to my cards and pages. For me, there is nothing worse than getting my card or scrapbook page finished and then sitting at my desk staring at my design because I have no idea what words I want to use to convey just the right feelings. 

I know that it seems kind of silly that a person like me has trouble sometimes finding just the right words; I do write a twice weekly blog after all. But wording can be just like inspiration, and even creative people need a little help once in awhile. So where do you go for help with the perfect words? Well, for me, I look to a few different places. 

Rubber Stamps- Once rubber stamping became a huge hit in the creative industry about 15 to 20 years ago, you could find a stamp for just about everything, except words or phrases. I am so happy to say that has changed. Now, you can find a word or phrase stamp on all different topics. Check them out the next time you're at your local rubber stamp or scrapbook store. 

The Internet- The Internet is a great resource for finding words, phrases, and quotes to use on your cards and scrapbook pages. All you need to do is type “Perfect words for cards and scrapbook pages” into your search engine and in seconds you will have access to thousands of websites on this topic. 

Books- Books are another great way to gather this information. Check out your local Barnes & Noble, your local library, or You'll be amazed at what you can find.

A Note from Me

I want to remind you to be sure you have permission from whichever resource you choose to use. You do not want to get into trouble over copyright infringement. A lot of this information is free to use and it should say so. But it never hurts to take that extra step, just to be sure.

Thanks for joining me. Until next time 

Crafty Hugs,
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fabulous News!!!

Hi Everyone, 

I am so excited to share this fabulous news with everyone! I designed a bag for Daily Window Bags & Purses and I decided to enter it into their monthly contest. I won 1st Place in the contest!!! I won a new bag of my choice from their wonderful line of bags and purses and $100.00. How totally cool is that!

 If you want to check out my 1st Place winning bag, check out their blog at You can also check their blog for information on how you can also submit to their monthly contests. You might win 1st Place too! Good Luck!

Until next time…

Happy Holidays!

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowman Paint Can & Wearable Pin

I really hope that you enjoyed my last post on Monday, because I decided to carry on the snowman theme by creating a snowman paint can gift container with a detachable, wearable pin. 

This project is fabulous for a few reasons. The first one being that I saved money by using the same rubber stamp on all the projects. Who doesn’t want to save money around the holidays? The second reason is the paint can is the perfect gift container to put your card and ornament in to give to your loved ones. And the last reason is by creating the snowman pin as part of the decoration on the paint can, you can give your loved ones an additional gift with the wearable snowman pin! On top of all of that, it is so darn cute, it’s bound to make your loved ones really happy. What could be better than that?!

If those aren’t reasons enough for you to create this project for your loved ones, let me give you one more. It’s fast and easy to make, and I don’t know about you, but those are two words that I love to hear during the holiday season. 

I hope that I have inspired you to try to stop the madness of the holiday season by sitting down, picking up your rubber stamps and scrapbook supplies, and create something fun for your loved ones. You are sure to put a smile on your family’s faces and I guarantee that it will put a smile on yours. 

I hope that you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends, and I wish you lots of love, good health and happiness for the holidays and all year long!

Happy Holidays!

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

Snowman Paint Can & Wearable Pin


  • Paint can- gallon size
  • Pattern paper- two different types
  • Ribbon- 2” wide
  • Basswood- 3/32” wide  
  • White card stock
  • Vivid! dye based inkpad-Black by Clearsnap
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Wire- 24 gauge Silver & White
  • Shake-On Beads
  • Paper, Rock, Scissors glitter paint
  • Aleene’s Paper Glaze
  • Aleene’s Memory Glue
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass and Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive
  • White acrylic paint
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Pin back
  • Hole punch
  • Rubber Stamps:
  • Snowman with Heart
  • Hanging Ornament


Cover entire paint can with two different pattern papers. Stamp snowman once and ornament six times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color images with watercolor pencils. Cut out images. 

With silver wire, make six small loops. Adhere to the back of ornaments. Cut white wire and shape into six ornament hangers. Attach to ornament loops.

For the pin, stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor
pencils. Cut out. Lay image on wood. Trace with a pencil. Cut wood with Exacto knife. Paint
wood with white paint. Let dry. Adhere stamped image to wood. 

Apply a thin layer of Paper Glaze over stamped image. Let dry for 24 hours. When dry,
adhere green glitter paint to holly leaves. Add red and white beads with Glass & Bead
adhesive. See picture for placement if needed. Adhere pin to back of wood image.

Tie ribbon around paint can. Adhere ornaments to paint can. Attach snowman pin to
center of the bow.

Here is another variation of the Snowman Paintcan

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Card and Ornament

It’s time for another Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop! This time we were supposed to post either a Holiday themed project or be part of “When Creativity Knocks Sock Monkey Challenge”. I didn’t get a chance to get involved with the Sock Monkey mania, but with this hop you’ll have the opportunity to check out both themes! I hope that enjoy all the holiday hopping. Don’t forget to click on the blinkie on the right side of my blog to hop from one blog to another. Have Fun!!

I have been busy working on some projects to share with all of you. The first project being a card and ornament set that I made a few years ago for my family that I updated a little bit for the current holidays. 

I absolutely love making cards for the holiday season for my family and friends, and if times allows I also love to create ornaments that match my cards. Your cards and ornaments don’t need to be elaborate unless you have the time and if that’s the case, I say go for it! Since my time is usually limited around the holidays, I like to keep my projects fairly simple, but always something fun! Snowmen are my favorite holiday characters and I wanted to create something with these cute snowman rubber stamps that I have. They were just perfect for the projects I wanted to create.

I hope that you’ll consider creating an ornament that matches your cards, because your card may get pitched out with the Christmas tree, but the ornament will be saved forever!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time…

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Christmas Card and Ornament


  • Cardboard
  • Card stock- White, Blue and Purple
  • Pattern paper
  • Wire 24 gauge- Blue
  • Eyelets- Blue
  • Snowflake brad
  • Various fibers
  • Ribbon- Blue
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Trim- Silver
  • Slot punch
  • Hole punch
  • Aleene’s Memory Glue  
  • Paper, Rock, Scissors white glitter paint
  • Vivid! Dye Based inkpad- Black
  • Rubber Stamps:
  • Snowman with Heart
  • Snowman Banner

 For the card, fold blue card stock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. Cut papers as follows: White card stock   4” x 5 ¼”, Purple card stock 3” x 4 ¼”, and Snowflake pattern paper 3 ¼” x 4 ½”. Use  slot  punch on all four corners of white card stock. Attach pattern paper to white card stock. Adhere papers to blue card.
Cut white card stock 2 ½” x 4”. Cut white and purple card stock in tag shapes. Stamp
snowman on white tag with black inkpad. Color image with watercolor pencils. Adhere white tag to purple tag. Punch hole in top. Add various fibers. Adhere to card front.

 For the ornament, cut cardboard and blue card stock 3 ¼” x 4 ½”. Cut pattern paper
 3” x 4 ¼”. Cut white card stock 2 ½” x 4”.  Stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor pencils. Layer papers and adhere together. Adhere silver trim around the edges.

Punch two holes at the top and one hole at the bottom. Attach eyelets. Tie fibers through
the bottom eyelet. Attach snowflake brad.

 For the top portion of the ornament, stamp snowman banner on a scrap piece of white
card stock with black inkpad. Color image with watercolor pencils. Cut out image. Lay
image on cardboard. Trace image with a pencil. Cut out.

Adhere stamped image to cardboard. Punch two holes in the bottom of the image. Attach
eyelets. Cut two pieces of wire 6” long. Wrap around a small paintbrush. Attach wire to
both stamped images.

  Make a small loop with ribbon. Adhere to the back of snowman banner to form a hanger.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holidays at the Rojas House

Today I want to share some pictures of what my house looks like during the holiday season. Be warned: These pictures are not for the weak of heart. The pictures you’re about to see are of a serious crafter! Or as my husband always likes to say, a crazy crafter! Due to space, I did not include pictures of my kitchen or downstairs bathroom. And yes, I decorate my bathrooms too!!

Either way, I hope you enjoy “Holidays at the Rojas House.” Thanks for stopping by to see my house in all of its holiday glory. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And stop by next week. I’ll be sharing a Christmas card and ornament and also a snowman pail to place your gifts in.

Until next time…

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

My Front Living Room

This is my staircase

This is also in my front living room by my front door

Front Living Room- My snowman area, most of these are handmade
Family Room

Family Room- I made this stocking holder for my fur kids.
Family Room- This is my Rudolph Village
Family Room- The rest of my Rudolph village

Family Room- This is my village. I love this village!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

Hi Everyone!

I want to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Turkey Day! I hope you have the opportunity to spend this day with those you love and be thankful that you have the time to spend with them. I am very thankful for my family and friends. I also give thanks to God for my health being better.

So, as you enjoy your day with your family and friends, make sure you stop and give thanks to your Higher Power. And don't forget to eat lots of turkey and other yummy stuff. Have a great day!!!

Until next time....

Crafty Hugs,
Stampin' Queen Creations

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yesterday the Designer Crafts Connection
shared ideas for using the
and the makers of the
have a challenge for you....
How would you use a Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner?  
Share your creative ideas and 
you could win a Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner!!!!!   

To submit your Scan & Share ideas, click here.  
The blog hop follower who comes up with the most creative and 
productive ideas using a Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner 
will WIN their very own Flip-Pal™.  
The winner will be announced on December 15th.  
Click on the Designer Crafts Connection button
on the right side of my blog
to see what others have done or would do with the 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop

Yes, it’s another round of happy hopping with the Designer Craft Connection!
For this month’s hop, we have a surprise for everyone. Instead of you all getting just one round of fabulous ideas, you’ll be getting two!! Our first hop’s theme is Thanksgiving and our second hop that will take place on November 15th with a manufacturers challenge from Flip Pal. If you don’t know what a Flip Pal is, you’ll have to stay tuned to see what great ideas our designers have created with this wonderful machine! If this is your first time to the hop, all you have to do is click on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on the right hand side of my blog. It will take you to all of the designers that are participating in our blog hop. And of course Julie McGuffee, our fearless leader will host another terrific giveaway! She will be giving away a Sizzix Sidekick with 2 sets of Sizzlets Alphabet Dies. To enter to win you must identify the blogs on the hop where a die cut has been used in the designer’s project. Go to Julie’s blog at  to list your answers. This is a great giveaway, so don’t be left out! Good luck!!!
Thanksgiving is almost here and I would like to ask, “What are you thankful for?” I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment on my blog and share your thoughts and feelings.
For me, that question has a few answers to it. Being a person who has lived all of her adult life with a chronic illness, Crohn’s Disease, I am thankful to be alive each year. After 51 hospitalizations and 21 surgeries, I always wonder if I’ll see the next year, but blessings and thanks to God, I am still here.

I am also thankful for my family, my husband Rich, my two children, Richelle & Michael and my mom, because without them I would not be here. They bring me so much joy and happiness. I’m thankful for my extended family and all of my friends. I am blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. I am thankful for my fur kids, Ruby Renee and Coca Cola. They fill my life with laughter with al of the goofy things they do, like wet-nosed doggy kisses. I am so thankful for a lot of other things too, but it would take me days to list them all.

One more thing that I’m thankful for is spending time eating, drinking and laughing with my family at Thanksgiving dinner. Since most people spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families, what would be a better way of showing them how much you love them by creating a beautiful  table setting for your Thanksgiving dinner! How great would it be to have a handmade dinner plate, a name card gift basket, napkin rings and candle decorations are exactly what you are getting with this great project. When I first created this table setting those were the thoughts going through my head.

So, when you’re sitting around in your craft room creating this beautiful project for your next Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you stop long enough to give thanks for all of the wonderful blessings in  your life. And please say a prayer or two for all of our service men and women who are away from their families during this holiday season.

Until next time…

Happy Hopping,

Stampin’ Queen Creations 
Give The Queen A Call!

Thanksgiving Table Setting

©2011  Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations


  • Glass plate
  • Glass candleholders
  • Taper candles 12”- Yellow
  • White card stock
  • White printer paper
  • Black dye based inkpad
  • Tan tissue paper
  • Faber-Castell chalk pencils
  • Miniature basket
  • Matte sealer
  • Aleene’s Reverse Collage Glue
  • Glue gun
  • Foam brush
  • Exacto knife
  • Black permanent marker
  • Autumn pattern paper
  • Napkin
  • Gold elastic thread
  • Rubber stamps-
  • Cornucopia, Acorn swag, Large Indian Corn, Turkey Banner, Turkey

1.   Stamp cornucopia one time and acorn swag four times on white printer paper with black inkpad. Stamp turkey and turkey banner once, and Indian corn two times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color all stamped images with chalk pencils and spray with sealer. 

2.   Cut out stamped images with Exacto knife. Wash and dry plate thoroughly. Turn plate over so the bottom is facing up. Using a foam brush, apply reverse collage glue to entire plate. Lay cornucopia and acorn swag images onto the plate. Cover images with reverse collage glue. Tear tan tissue paper into pieces and adhere to the plate, using reverse collage glue. Cover the entire plate. Repeat the process three times. Let dry 24 hours before using. Hand wash plate with a damp cloth after use. Do not put plate in the dishwasher. 

3.   For napkin ring, make a circle out of a strip of pattern paper and glue to the back of turkey image with glue gun. Fold napkin and slip through the napkin ring. Next, glue gold elastic thread to the back of the Indian corn images and slide onto the taper candles. For a different twist on the “name card”, write name on the turkey banner image and glue to the handle of a miniature basket. Fill baskets with candy for a treat your guest can take home with them!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Special Announcement!!!

NEW: Designer Craft Connection Facebook Page
Be part of the in crowd! LIKE our NEW Designer Craft Connection Page on Facebook so you will learn about our challenges, giveaways, and announcements. Make sure to share our Designer Craft Connection Page with your Facebook friends so that they can join in the fun too!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fresh Vintage Blog Hop Continues!

Hi Everybody!
I just wanted to let you ll know that my friend, Eileen Hull, will continue her Fresh Vintage Blog Hop today.Today the fabulous designers will be working with the Flowers, 3D #2 die to create their projects.
To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop OR you can click on the linky party on Eileen's blog at for a look at all the projects.  To see projects that have already been posted, visit the page above titled "Sizzix Blog Hops". For a chance to win this die, answer the question about today's hop on the Oh My Crafts blog today.
Happy Hopping!
Stampin' Queen Creations
Give the Queen a Call!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Great Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you know about a great giveaway that's going on at a designer friend of mine, Brenda Pinnick's blog. If you want a chance to win som cool prizes, head on over to her website at  The contest is running for 7 days and this is already day 2 so, don't be left out!!!!

Thanks Bunches!


Stampin' Queen Creations

Give the Queen a Call!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop- Suitcase

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop

Woo Hoo! It’s another round of fabulous ideas with Eileen Hull’s Fresh Vintage Collection. Today we are showcasing the Suitcase die #657124 which you can find at I have to say that out of all of Eileen’s dies, the Suitcase die is my absolute favorite. There is so many ideas that you can create with this die. When I first began working with this die, I decided I wanted to create a box that you could use as a note card holder for your desk. After I finished my project, I thought, “Wow! This would make a great desk set”. With that thought I went on to design the note holder and journal. And as I said before, with the holidays coming up so fast,
it would make a great gift for someone you love! Each project takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete.
Don’t forget to click on the Sizzix blinkie that is on the right hand side of my blog. And if this is your first time at the hop and you haven’t seen the projects with Eileen’s other dies, be sure to stop by her website at There you will find all of the project that the other designers have created for the last four weeks. After you have clicked through all the projects, head over to the Oh My Crafts blog where you can answer a question regarding the projects on the hop and be entered to win the Flower, Layers #9 die!

Until next time…

Crafty Hugs,

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give the Queen a Call!

Enjoy the Journey Desk Set


  • Sizzix® Scoreboard Suitcase Die #657124
  • Sizzix® Big Shot™ Die Cutting Machine
  • Sizzix® Blank White Matboard
  • Blank Notebook
  • K & Company® Travel Themed Pattern Paper
  • K & Company® Travel Themed Stickers
  • Bazzill Basics® Card Stock- Tan & Light Brown
  • Gold Brads- 10
  • Wood Strips- 2
  • Mini Clothes Pins- 4
  • Various Fibers
  • Various Paper Flowers
  • ¼” Ribbon
  • Eyelet- 1
  • We R Memory Keepers® Crop-O-Dile™
  • Scrabble Letters
  • Corner Rounder
  • Clearsnap® ColorBox® Archival Dye Inkpads- Cookie Dough & Mudslide
  • Clearsnap® Re-Inker- Cookie Dough
  • Beacon Adhesives® Zip Dry Paper Glue™
  • Tim Holtz® Visual Artistry Collection by Stamper Anonymous®- The Journey Set
  • Inkadinkado® Travel Stamps
  • Paintbrush


Monday, October 3, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Westcott Challenge

Sponsored by

It’s the first Monday of the month and if you have been following my blog, you’ll know that means another round of fabulous fun with the Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop. This month our generous sponsor is Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools. . VELCRO® Brand Fasteners and The Duck Brand® will also be supporting this blog hop by providing materials.

 For this challenge we had 33 professional designers that participated. Each of us received boxes of product from these wonderful companies and we were asked to come up with some great designs using the products found in our boxes. Now, let me start off by saying that I have worked with Westcott Brand® products for some time. I have the Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded 12” Rotary Trimmer and their Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors, which I must say I think is the best paper cutter and scissors on the planet! Nothing sticks to those scissors!! So, I knew already that working with ANY Westcott Brand® product was going to be great, but my first thought with the other boxes was what the heck was I going to create with some duct tape and VELCRO fasteners. Well, was I super surprised when I opened the box and found all the great colors. I started to play with my new tools and my brain just exploded with all the things I can do with these products. Duct tape is not just for fixing up those leaky pipes anymore!
 As you hop around to all of our different sites and see for yourself all the great ideas we have come up with, be sure to stop by Westcott’s site at
 to enter Westcott’s Giveaway! ) The giveaway winner will receive a Deluxe Assortment of Westcott Cutting Tools. In order to be eligible to win, you must comment on the DCC Blog Hop Post on  prior to November 1st. Westcott will announce the random giveaway winner on November 1st. You don’t want to miss that! To hop around to the different designer websites, simply click on the blinkie on the right side of my blog called "Designer Craft Connection"
Please stop by our supporting manufacturers Facebook sites to see all the cool things that they are up to at &
And now without further delay, here is the project design I came up with using VELCRO® Fasteners, Duct tape and of course I couldn’t create this project without the fabulous cutting tools by Westcott Brand®. I titled the project “Hearts & Crowns Stationery Set”. The wonderful stamps I used were sent to me by Stephanie Barnard from her “The Stamps of Life” line. Thank you so much Stephanie! These stamps are great and trust me you’re going to want a set of your very own. Check out all of Stephanie’s stamps at She has great stamps on her website and I want to purchase them all!!!
  I hope you enjoy my design and make some of your very own to share with friends and family. They make wonderful gifts and best of all they’re easy to create. Who knew all the great things you could create with some duct tape? Not me, that’s for sure!
Until next time…
Stampin’ Queen Creations

 This is all the cool stuff we received from Westcott®

This is all the cool stuff we received from Duck Brand®

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
And this is what I designed using all of
Those great products!!
Hearts & Crowns Stationery Set

Box Pattern
Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools- Craft knife and Cutting Mat
Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors
Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Trimmer
The Duck Brand® Duct Tape Sheet- Pink
The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape- Zebra Print
VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners
Card Stock- White, Dark Blue, Blue, Lime Green
Glitter Papers- Blue, Green & Black
Stephanie Barnard™ ColorBox® Premium Dye Inkpads- Artichoke, Grape, Sky, Guava & Bubblegum by Clearsnap®
ColorBox® Archival Dye Inkpad- Wicked Black by Clearsnap®
Prismacolor Color Pencils
Gamsol Mineral Spirits by Inky Antics®
Heart & Crown Jews
Micro Beads
Various Fibers
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Terrifically Tacky Tape™ by Provo Craft®
Foam Tape
Princess4Life Rubber Stamp Set by Stephanie Barnard, The Stamps of Life

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Cover box with pink duct tape sheet. Cut out. Adhere dark blue card stock to inside of the box with Zip Dry Paper Glue. Score along dotted lines, fold and adhere box edges with glue.  Use paper clips to hold in place until dry. 
Cut Zebra print duct tape into strips and adhere to all sides of the box top.  Cut a 10” strip of the Zebra print duct tape. Fold in half. Cut two slits in the box top and slide the duct tape into the slits creating a handle. 
Layer the glitter paper to the box front. On white card stock, stamp large crown in black ink. Next, stamp small heart, small crown and squiggly line randomly around large crown with Bubblegum, Sky and Grape inkpads.  
Color images with color pencils, using Gamsol Mineral Spirits to blend colors. Edge sides of paper with Guava inkpad. Adhere white card stock to glitter papers on front of box. Glue pink fibers around the box front. Adhere gems. 
Stamp heart wands on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with pencils and cut out. Apply 3-D foam tape to the backs and adhere to box front. Adhere gems to heart wands. 
For the cards- Cut card stock as follows- Blue 4 ¾””W x 7”H. Fold in half. Green 4 ½”W x 3 ¼”H and White 4”W x 2 ¾”H. Ink edges of blue card stock with Sky and green card stock with Artichoke inkpads. 
Stamp and color the white card stock as you did with the front of the box, alternating the colors on the small heart, crown & squiggly lines.  Ink edges with Guava inkpad. Adhere layers to blue card and add gem to the crown center. NOTE- For the envelope, I made my own with an envelope template but you can buy small envelopes in any office supply store. 
For the pen- Cover pen with Terrifically Tacky Tape, excluding the pen cover. Place blue micro beads on a paper plate and roll the pen in the beads until it is fully covered with beads. Add another stripe of tape to the bottom of the pen and cover with pink micro beads. Wrap fibers around the top of the pen. Cut of strip of the VELCRO® Hook and Loop Fasteners  3 ½” long. Make a loop and staple to the side of the box. Slide pen into the VELCRO® loop.

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations