Saturday, March 31, 2018

March Leading Lady Lisa Lahiff | Take Five

As March comes to an end we sadly must bid au revoir to our marvelous March Leading Lady Lisa Lahiff.   The last five weeks with Lisa have been full of cleverness, incredible inspiration, amazing projects and range of ideas and techniques.  Lisa has showcased her playfulness, keen skills, adeptness with different materials and creativity week after week.  I feel so very blessed Lisa shared her talents with us this month and made this month something special.

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance with a bevy of amazing cards go beyond paper CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance with a trio of card showcasing background CLICK HERE or her fantastic fourth performance that is full of an awesome collection of cards center upon paper CLICK HERE!  

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.  


Do you remember that song that others might have sang to you as a child? Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.  I have to admit that I sing it to my children occasionally, and it always makes us smile.  It's a wonderful reminder to us that while new things are fun and exciting, older things should not be tossed aside as they may still be reliable, trusted and cherished.  I feel this can be applied to crafting as well.  There are always so many wonderful new products that we can't wait to get our hands on (and for good reason to!), but we shouldn't forget about those oldies but goodies, and it's fun to mix the two.  So for my final post as Leading Lady I'm going to share a few ways I mixed so many great new products with some of my older stained and loved Winnie and Walter goodies.

My first project is also a case(ing) of one of my older projects.  I love the look of inlaid die cutting, and the Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses Stamp Set is the perfect to set to die cut sentiments into...

For this new version of the card I decided to also use a spotlight technique, and colored in the outer parts of the die cut word with bright colors and I kept the sentiment (from the In a Word: Cuddles Cutaway)  monotone with grey.

I think this helps the sentiment stand out a little more, and it also draws the eye in.  I also used the Essentials: Lana Cutaway to frame the panel.  And here's a look at the project I had case(d) this card from just so you can compare the two.

My second project(s) are mini in size, but pack a cute punch...

Every day I send notes in my kids' lunch bags.  Sometimes they are just to send a smile, to build them up if I know they've hit a rough patch, or to let them know I'm thinking of them.  These mini cards are the perfect size to do just that!  For these cards I've mixed the older Ring in the Celebration Stamp Set with the newer Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs Stamp and Cutaways and the Purrfect with Evelin T Designs Stamp and Cutaways.

To color these fur babies in I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and I was so excited on how the fur turned out.  I normally have a hard time achieving a fur look on my animals, but the thin brush tip on these markers made it super easy.  The rest of the cards were colored with Distress Ink, and a few enamel dots on each finished them off.

This next project shows off another super cute kitty from the Purrfect with Evelin T Designs Stamp and Cutaways in a fun way...

I've used the older True Multifaceted Star Cutaway as a play toy for this cute kitty.  And I finished the card off with a sentiment and stars from the Wishing You with Evelin T Designs Set.

For my final project I've taken it off the page and I wanted to share a sweet wooden tag/ornament that is sure to please the recipient or to brighten any spot in your own home...

In one of my earlier posts this month I showed coloring on wood veneer, not I'm showing stamping and coloring onto a wood slice!  Colored pencils are the key to these adorable tags.  I actually created some of these a few weeks ago using the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set and added them onto gift bags.  It was like giving a gift on a gift!  For the above example I used a sentiment from the In a Word: Love Stamp Set and regular Dye Ink.

And there you have it!  My final project as a leading lady for the month of March.  I can not thank Shay enough for having me, and letting me share some of my projects with all of you.  And thank you to all who have come to visit, check my projects out, and have left such kind words for me.  Make sure you head to my blog for one last chance to win a $30 gc to the Winnie and Walter Store.
And as my title to this post indicated I hope I've made some new friends and delighted some old friends along the way.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Awesome projects by Lisa! I really love the Bed of Roses stamp!

  2. You've been a great Leading Lady, Lisa--thanks for all the inspiration!

  3. Love the versatile way you created all the projects!

  4. stunning projects - thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

  5. Fabulous variety of projects you showed today. Love the coloring on wood.

  6. Wow !! So many gorgeous and impressive creations !! Congratulations Lisa !!

  7. This was such a great month of really creative ideas from Lisa and I love, love, love those adorable critter cards!

  8. All projects are fantastic...especially loved your wood tags...they are super gorgeous!!

  9. wow..So many stunning projects!!

  10. Fun projects. Great idea to mix old and new.

  11. Your projects over this month have been so lovely.

  12. Wow, Lisa's work are so stunning! Loved her first 2, inlaid die cut, stainglass look, ones! Beautiful colors and design! Loved all of your "fur babies" which are so adorable and such fun ways to use them and showcase the images with frames and the star!But the little birdie on the wood is fabulous!! How cute and precious all of her projects are!! Love her work and am an avid follower!! Kudos to you, W&W for choosing Lisa to showcase your images!!

  13. Wow, what a wonderful mix of projects, Lisa! I totally agree, your adorable wood slice tag is like a gift itself. Fabulous idea!!


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