Saturday, July 25, 2020



Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's once again time for our Collected Crafty Collab where we use are supplies we have had and not used. This month our theme is Outdoors and with the option of patterned paper. Before we get started I want to give a Big Shout Out to Karen from Misplaced Mojo.

 She has put so much work and time into this 6 month long collab. She along with all the rest of us have worked hard to bring you another great hop. Please make sure to stop by each blog and leave the some love. It really makes their day to receive comments on the projects they have put so much time into.

You should have come here from Miss Virginias Blog which you can find here,

Next up is Miss Teresa and you can find her link

 Lets get started as I have 3 cards for you today. I used to stamp sets 1 by Sunny Studio called Critter Campout  and 1 by Kindred Stamps Galactic Adventures the Sequel.

Card #1

For this card I chose to do an inked background with inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest. when I first saw the theme Outdoors, I right away thought of camping and seeing the stars at night. I was just playing around seeing if I could get the look I wanted and then would make the "real" background for the card.

Well much to my surprise this one came out great. This panel is 3.25 x 5.50. the card base is 4 x 5.50. This was just a scrap laying on my desk so it's what I used as I was just testing out the background. I made a smaller card because it seem to fit this panel better. I used My distress Oxide Inks in a variety of colors and some Premium Dye Ink by Simon Says Stamps the grass area blended with my Oxide Inks     

Card #2

For card 2 I went with paper. I created a sunset background. First off I ink the various papers with  coordinating Distress Oxide color and then tore it to get this look. I thought these colors looked like a sunset to me. I used the Neat and Tangled Stitched Slope Dies for the grass cut out from patterned paper from my stash. I added a half circle in which I used a gold glitter pen over the top to make it look lie the sun was setting. These 3 sure do look like they are having fun around the camp fire. I really would enjoy going camping right now for a day or two.

Card #3

Card 3 is where I used the Galactic Adventure the Sequel. This one is an inked background as well. I used a mask that I made to make sure the sun didn't get a lot of the sky color in it. I added some spots to make the brown look more like sand . I hope this looks like they are out in the desert with the sun shinning down on them. That is the look I was going for.

Big Crafty Hugs Lisa Cmay


  1. Wow! Wonderful cards! I love that torn paper sunset background - so beautiful!

  2. Your cards are all so cute! I really love the torn paper one. I almost did a card like that, too! - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  3. The three cards are so cute ! You made great backgrounds !

  4. Awesome cards, Lisa! I think the first one is my favorite but I also love the sunset:)

  5. Lisa, you amaze me! You made 3 adorable and fun cards, used lots of bits from your stash, and tried new things in the process! I couldn't ask for more! But then you also wrote the sweetest thing about me and the Squirrel Girls! After a day like today, it was such a special thing to read that! You have no idea how much that simple gesture means to me, Anna, Virginia, and Marie! I can't take all the credit. I could not do it without them! Thanks for making my day!!! 😘

  6. WOW, Lisa! You made 3 cards, when I could barely get my one card squeaked out in time! I am totally enamored with that torn background card. I just love everything about it! Your other cards are fabulous too, but that one has my heart! I'm so glad you are hopping along with us! :)

  7. WOW! You've out done yourself with three cards and each one more adorable then the next.

  8. Lisa, all three of these cards are SO WONDERFUL!!!! I love the different techniques you incorporated into each one! I think I am especially blown away by the torn paper for the sunset. What a cool idea!!! Amazing job!

  9. Amazing cards!!!
    Love them all! But that 3rd one is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! 😍😍