Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Color Throwdown 494-friendship


Hello, Color Throwdown fans! It's Amy here with you as this week's host, and I've chosen a Memorial Day weekend theme for you to play with using the colors red, white and blue. I hope you are inspired by the above graphic and find a little time to get inky over the long holiday weekend. 

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD494, and please use #ctd494 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of this post, please use a direct link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check them out to be sure.  And no digital designs--only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

I went with soft and subtle for today's card. I adore the color Mist from Reverse Confetti and I inked up the floral block from the recently released Pattern Blocks. I stamped it in Mist ink onto a Premium Polar white card stock panel that was cut with the Kindness Cards Confetti Cuts

I then stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink at the top of the panel and tied on some red twine around the bottom. I finished the card by popping up the panel with some foam dimensions. 


Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!!

May Guest Designer - Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

and the team:


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Lisa 









Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Color Throwdown493-Great Year


Hello, Color Throwdown fans!  Broni is here as our hostess this week!  She chose a fresh spring/summer color palette for us to play with: Aqua, Lime Green, and White.  These are generic colors, and you are free to add other neutrals if you wish.

If you upload your paper-crafted creation to a public gallery please use the keyword CTD493, and when uploading on social media sites please use #ctd493 and #colorthrowdown.  Please be sure to check out all the guidelines for playing along in the sidebar.


I needed one more teacher card for the end of the year. My kids are done for the year in 3 days! I have mixed emotions about this. They are starting summer break super early this year, but it will be nice to sleep in a little and slow things down a bit. I pulled out my favorite apple set, All Apples and inked it up with  RC Aqua. I used the All Apples Confetti Cuts to cut out all the apple parts. 

In the background you'll see I stacked two images from the new Pattern Blocks stamp set in Iced Aqua. I hid the seam with a strip of Lime Green card stock and pattern paper from Cheerful & Kind



Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!!

May Guest Designer - Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

and the team:


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Lisa 















Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Color Throwdown 492-Beautiful Moments


A little late, but I still made it. It's been crazy town here in the Henke house as we wrap up the school year and head into State Cup play for soccer. Busy, busy! 



Hi, everyone! It's time for a new challenge! Barbara is here with your colors for this week. Remember, we're using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown: Red, pale yellow, and light gray you'll be good...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun! And, feel free to incorporate any other neutrals you need in your design, as well. 

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key wordsCTD492and please use #ctd492 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog--all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check 'em out to be sure. Importantly, though, no digital designsonly digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up. 

I hope you all aren't tired of seeing the Tall Blooms set from Reverse Confetti....I just can't put it away. I combined it with some just released goodies. I water colored them this time and used the Tall Blooms Confetti Cuts to cut out the flowers. 
I started with the Stitched Rays in Buttercup, and then I layered on the new Polka Panel Confetti Cuts with all the dots left in place. 


I then cut a strip of Stone card stock and stamped the sentiment from My Tribe, also new, in Stormy ink

Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!!

May Guest Designer - Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

and the team:


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Lisa 












Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti May 5th Birthday Hop

 Wooohoo! it's release day! It's been an exciting week and we are so ready for the Big Release of all the May goodies. I can't wait to see what you all purchase AND most of all what you all create with the new products. CLICK HERE for the New Release products, but don't miss the hop.....it's full of awesomeness!  

I have a card today using bits from the new Moon Man stamp set. I am in need of bulking up my grad card stash and these awesome shooting stars along with the sentiment make for an festive, unexpected card for a graduate. 

I started this card with some water color card stock and Oxide distress inks. I sponged up a background and spritzed it with water and then set it aside to dry. I then used the Blocked Out Square Panel Confetti Cuts. I added a RC Aqua frame with the new Stitched Square Confetti Cuts. Gosh, I love how easy it is to frame up any square with these dies. After I colored up the Moon Man images, I then used the Moon Man Confetti Cuts to cut out the images and the silver glitter stars. Here is a closer look at the detail of my card. 


There is an amazing blog hop for you today. 
Come follow me to see what the team has done today. 



Be sure to check out the rest of the design team today! 
There is so much more to see! 
here is the list:

Lisa Henke<---you are here











Lil' Inker Designs Honors Layton's Legacy


I feel very honored to be a part of the Layton's Legacy Blog Hop with Lil' Inker Designs. The sweet Leah Lawson has organized this card drive and fundraiser for NICU parents. I have barrowed her words to give you a bit of insight into her story. 

From Lea, "Today a dream of mine is coming true, as this Card Drive & Fundraiser goes live in honor of my sweet little bear, Layton Caleb. Hi friends! In case you don't know me, my name is Lea Lawson & I've been part of this wonderful papercrafting industry since 2002. Today is extremely special to me, and let me introduce the baby behind the blog hop!



Meet Layton - our little fighter and hero for 5 months & 7 days. Layton came into this world 11 weeks
early on June 9th, 2016 with 2 serious health conditions.
He endured more medically on a daily basis than most adults face in an entire lifetime.
And on November 17, 2016 he joined his big sister in Heaven.

We were given those 5 months with Layton thanks to the level 4 NICU & amazing medical staff at
The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. There are 50 beds in that NICU,
and it is ALWAYS full. In honor of Layton's birthday,
I am raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these
parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.

Why Starbucks? There is one just across the street from the hospital,
and I can attest that some days you just need to step out of the hospital for a moment.
Get a breath of fresh air, see some natural light & regroup.
I was given a $20 Starbucks card that had been
donated to the NICU during the time Layton was a patient,
and I cried when I opened it. My son was getting million dollar care,
and I was there day in & day out doing everything I could for him.
It was stressful, scary, and one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life.

Getting that gift card felt like someone was also thinking about us,
and trying to help take care of us too."


 I just knew these sweet bears from the Rustic Christmas stamp set would be perfect for the theme of this hop. I inked up with black ink and then colored them with my Copic markers and then cut them out with the matching Rustic Christmas dies


I used the tree images and stamped them in the background. I added a sentiment from the I'll Be Brief stamp set along the bottom of the kraft card stock panel.  The finishing touch was the Stitched Stars I cut out at the top of the panel, and the sweet little red enamel heart. 


Check out the sponsors! 


Here's what you can do.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1. DONATE! - directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. For every $5 donated,
you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes above!!
All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site.

**Prizes will be drawn and announced here on my blog on Saturday, May 19th.**
2. SHOP!
-Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of their sales for the week.
-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.
-My affiliate linking dollars will be donated thru May 19th.
3. CREATE! -  this is also a card drive,
and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard below,
I would love that! I will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when
I hand them over to the NICU social worker, and my dream is that the NICU will be covered in
beautiful creations inspired by Layton!!
Link them up HERE, and then please email me (lea@lealawsoncreates.com)
to get the address for sending - and note that I will need them to arrive by May 31st.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired in some way today. I am proud and honored to support Lea and this mission. Love, Prayers, and Hugs to her and her husband.

Hugs, Lisa