Friday, September 30, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop

Westcott® Brand Cutting Tools
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on our next Designer Craft Connection blog hop that will be happening on Monday, October 3rd. Westcott® "The World's Favorite Scissors" will be sponsoring our hop. VELCRO® Brand Fasteners and The Duck Brand® will also be supporting this blog hop by providing materials.  
We have 33 fabulously fun professional designers that will be participating in this hop. Have you ever wondered if you could actually create a great project using duct tape & VELCRO®? Well, hold onto to seats people because you are in for some huge surprises. Let me just say this… Duct tape is not just for leaky pipes anymore!! So, join me on Monday, October 3rd for lots of great projects and a terrific GIVEAWAY. Did I mention the big GIVEAWAY  from Westcott®? Oooo…Stay tuned! 
Until next time…
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Check out the
which starts today!

One die from the Fresh Vintage Collection
will be featured every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 6 weeks.
You will see 6 - 10 projects for each die....
Start at Eileen Hull's Blog to check out
what has been done with the
Scoreboard Album Die and
click on the Fresh Vintage Link
on Eileen's Blog to get to the next project.

FAQ about the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop:

How do I hop around to see ideas using the current featured die?
Every Tuesday and Thursday between September 27-November 3, 2011 there will be a new Sizzix Fresh Vintage die featured on 6-10 of the 75 participating designers' blogs. The navigation buttons for "Hop Back" and "Hop Forward" are on the widget that you can find on the right side of my blog, will allow you to easily hop around and see projects featuring whatever the current die is, since those buttons are programmed to navigate only to the blogs that are participating for that die. On the next Tuesday/Thursday, the buttons will automatically reprogram themselves to navigate to the blogs that are signed up for the next featured die.

What if I start at a designer's blog that isn't one of the 6-10 signed up for that die?
No problem! Simply hit either the "Hop Forward" or "Hop Back" button on the Fresh Vintage navigation widget from any blog's sidebar and you'll automatically advance to one of the participating blogs.

Can I go back and view the ideas for a previously featured die?
Of course! Go to Eileen Hull's blog and find the "Blog Hops" link at the top of the page. It will bring up her blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.

Where can I buy the Sizzix Fresh Vintage dies, by Eileen Hull?
You can visit to find a local and online retailers for Sizzix products. Also be sure to visit Oh My Crafts, one of this blog hop's sponsors, (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011) and enter for a chance to win a Flower Layers #9 die!

The Blog Hop has ended and the navigation widget is no longer in the sidebar. How can I see the ideas?
Go to Eileen Hull's blog and find the "Blog Hops" link at the top of the page. It will bring up her blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Designs on HSN!

I am so excited to announce that my very good friend, Brenda Pinnick, will be on the Home Shopping Network on Monday, September 26th at 10:00am. She will be on the show to promote her new rubber stamp line and her Sizzix Textured Templates. Brenda contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to design some projects with her new rubber stamps. She told me that she was appearing on HSN and she wanted to include some designs from me, using her rubber stamps. After I picked my chin up off the floor, I said, “YES!” I am getting the opportunity to work for a fabulous designer, whom I greatly admire. On top of that, I get the chance to work with Brenda’s  great rubber stamps, and I’m  also going to have my designs shown on National Television!! Come on, how totally cool is that?! For ordering information on Brenda's new stamp line, check out her blog at You're going to want these stamp set for your own!!!

So, in honor of Brenda’s appearance on HSN, I am giving everyone a preview on my designs that will be appearing with Brenda. Be sure to check your local listing for your time zone. And Brenda, if you get the chance to read this- “Knock ‘em dead Girlfriend!”

Until Next Time…

Stampin' Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blog Country Fair!

My fellow designer friends, Vicki O’Dell and Laura Bray got to talking and reminiscing one day about all the fun days they use to have at Country Fairs. So, they asked a few of their designer friends (me included!) if we wanted to participate in a Blog Country Fair!

We are supposed to submit a project that we might find at a Country Fair. I decided I wanted to submit a design that I created around my mom in her wedding dress. She looked so beautiful in her dress, and that’s why I titled it “Beautiful Bride”.

Make sure you click on the Blog Country Fair blinkie on the right side of my blog to check out the other entries. Don’t forget to leave a comment on your weekend adventures at the Blog Country Fair. Try not to eat too many corn dogs and funnel cakes!

Until Next Time…

Stampin’ Queen Creations

"Beautiful Bride"

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For My Teacher Pocket Card

I decided that since summer is officially over and school has began once again, that I would share a very cute pocket card I made. Pocket cards are a fun way to add a little zip to your cards. They are super easy to create (just a little creative folding) and guaranteed to make not only the teacher that you create it for smile, but also your little one. I hope you have as much fun making it as I did.

Until next time…


Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

·         Red card stock- 5 ½”W x 4 ¼”H

·         Red card stock- 3 ½”W x 2”H

·         Yellow card stock- 3”W x 1 ¾”H

·         White card stock- 8 ½”W x 11”H

·         Yellow striped pattern paper- 5 ¼”W x 4”H

·         School theme (with pencils) pattern paper- 5 ¼”W x 4”H

·         School theme (blackboard) pattern paper- 5 ¼”W x 1 ½”H

·         Chalk Pastels by Loew-CornellÒ

·         ColorBox® Premium Dye Inkpad by Clearsnap®

·         Tweezers

·         Miniature pom poms

·         Scissors

·         Decorative scissors by FiskarsÒ

·         Hole punch

·         PeelnStickÔ Foam Squares ½” by Therm O WebÒ

·         Memory MountÔ Glue by Crafter’s PickÒ

·         Preserve It!Ô Sealer by KrylonÒ

·         XyronÒ 510 machine with Permanent Adhesive

·         Toothpicks

·         Red ribbon

·         Miniature apple

·         Yellow crinkled paper raffia

·         Red chenille stem

·         Computer generated sign- Font used “Kristen”

·         Rubber Stamps:

·         School by Close To My HeartÒ

·         Pencil & Crayon by Art Gone WildÒ

·         Other stamps- Unknown


1.       Stamp all images twice on white card stock using black inkpad. Use tweezers and pom poms to apply chalks to stamped images. Seal images using Preserve It!Ô spray sealer.

2.      Cut out stamped images. Apply PeelnStickÔ foam squares to one set of the stamped images and adhere them to the other set of images, giving them a 3D effect.

3.      Fold red card stock in half. Using Xyron machine adhere School themed (blackboard) paper to the      top front of the card (¼” down from the fold), the striped pattern paper to inside of card (where you would write your message) and the School themed (pencils) paper to the upper inside flap of the card.

4.      Fold the lower left and right corners of the card front up until they meet, forming a triangle shaped pocket. Crease the edges down. Punch one hole on the corner of each triangle flap. Add ribbon and miniature apple.

5.      Apply glue to toothpicks and adhere to each of the stamped images. Add yellow raffia to inside of pocket. Glue stamped images inside pocket. Create saying with computer.

6.      Edge saying, red and yellow card stock with decorative scissors. Adhere the layers together with glue. Apply glue to red chenille stem. Adhere to sign and then to card front.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pirate Princess Baby Outfit

It’s that time again! It’s time for another round of blog hopping with the wonderful designers of Designer Craft Connection. For this month’s hop our theme was babies/showers and parties, where we can share our design ideas about any of those topics. I chose to share a project design that I created for a friend that had just had a baby girl. I just love this outfit! It’s so girlie, but with a modern day twist. If you decide to create this project for yourself or a family or friend the best news is it won’t take you long at all. I think the whole outfit took me about one and a half hours! And if you’re a busy designer like me, or a very busy mom, that is great news for my ears and yours too!

Once you check out my project, don’t forget to “hop” around the other websites by clicking on the Designer Craft Connection’s blinkie on the right side of my site. Make sure you check out our new giveaway which is a DVD set of the new TV show, Scrapbook Soup, Series 100. To be eligible to win this wonderful prize, you must go to Julie McGuffe’s website at Leave her a comment on which websites you saw the picture of the prize. The winner will be announced on September 15th on Julie’s blog.
Good luck on winning the prize and have a great time checking out all of the amazing talent of the designers on this blog hop. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this month’s project. Have fun!

Until next time…


Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Pirate Princess Baby Outfit

Designer Note for all Fabric Stamped Projects: Before stamping this outfit, be sure to wash the outfit first, without fabric softener. After stamping, heat set outfit with an iron or the dryer. Wash outfit by turning it inside-out on a gentle cycle.


©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
  • Ÿ White baby dress
  • Ÿ Pink & White jacket
  • Ÿ Pink baby shoes
  • Ÿ Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive by Beacon Adhesives
  • Ÿ Palette Hybird Inkpad- Claret by Stewart Superior
  • Ÿ Pink trim
  • Ÿ Pink ribbon
  • Ÿ Pink princess ribbon                  
  • Ÿ Iron
  • Ÿ Heat tool
  • Ÿ Cardboard
  • Ÿ Rubber Stamps- Mini Star by Stampendous
  • Ÿ Pirate Princess, Princess and Heart Wand by Rusty Pickle


Step 1. Insert cardboard under dress. Stamp pirate princess, mini stars, and heart wand randomly on dress front using Claret inkpad. Remove cardboard.

Step 2. Heat set stamped images with iron. Adhere lace and bows to dress with Fabri-Tac glue. Set aside to dry.

Step 3. Insert cardboard into pockets and another piece inside jacket. Stamp princess and heart wands to jacket front with Claret inkpad. Remove cardboard.

Step 4. Heat set images with iron. Adhere trim around pockets and sleeves using Fabri-Tac glue. Let dry.

Step 5. Stamp mini star on front of baby shoes with Claret inkpad. Heat set images with heat tool. Adhere trim around shoes with Fabri-Tac glue. Add princess ribbon as shoe laces.

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Source Information

Ÿ Beacon Adhesives (914)699-3400

Ÿ Rusty Pickle (801)746-1045

Ÿ Stampendous (714)688-0288

Ÿ Stewart Superior (510)346-9811