Lookout Below and Clear It Out Challenge #51 ~ Use Orange

Do you have lots of orange items in your stash? If so, Clear It Out
Challenge #51 ~ Use Orange is the place for you!
Hop over and check out the amazing inspiration by all 
the wonderful ladies.Before you go I have a little inspiration
for ya, scroll down to check it out!
 Our sponsor this week is 

I had the pleasure of using this, "too cute too spook",
 Be sure to check out the site. There's so much cuteness 
there, it's contagious! 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I truly appreciate it.
I hope you will join the challenge this week 
at Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Remember, use 

Sew Merry and Bright at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new sketch over 

I made a very specific card for Christmas.
My mother has a friend who is a genius behind a sewing machine. 
So I grabbed Pink Paislee City Sidewalks and got to it following the


  Pink Paislee City Sidewalks 12x12 Paper Candy Shoppe
Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Ephemera
PTI Twine 
Printed Sentiment 
The Paper Studio Cream Cardstock

Okay, now it's your turn to share.
Pop over to AHSC Blog 
and enter Sketch #79.
While your there be sure to checkout 
all the wonderful inspiration by the DT.

Shopping In Your Craft Room ~ Simply Create Too Challenge #73

For the new challenge over at Simply Create Too you get to 
go Shopping! That's right, we want you 
to shop your craft room, only, and show us what you have. 
I shopped my Halloween stash for this challenge.

Shopping List:
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad
Recollections Black Swirl Brads
Queen & Co. Black Enamel Dots
Lawn Fawn Tag, You're It Dies
The Paper Studio Cardstock - Cream
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in
Tea Dye, Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers
 Spellbinders Labels One Dies
Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks Twine
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page ~ Cobweb

Now it's your turn! Just hop over to
and go shopping with us!

Clear It Out Challenge #50 ~ Halloween Theme and Use Black/Orange

This week over at Clear It Out Challenge Blog
it's all about Halloween, Black and Orange. 
I know I don't have to dig deep for Halloween. 
I have a drawer full of Halloween paper and stickers.
That doesn't include embellishments. Yes, we have covered 
my hoarding and I do hoard Halloween, like nobodies business.
Hi, my name is Lisa......I'm a hoarder of Halloween Craft Supplies!
Okay, so enough about me and my UNproblem! 

It's your turn to show us what you have in your stash
Our sponsor this week is ZapPow Designs

I had the pleasure of working with their Felted Owl 
Digi. Be sure to check them out. They have some really
cool designs. 
The image is colored with Copics, added googly eyes, 
background is from the Sizzix Texturz Starter Kit #4, orange cardstock is 
from my stash, punched edge with EK Success Edge Punch ~ Boo, and 
the Boo! is a DecoRunner by Hampton Arts.
You know the drill! Show us how you get your 
spooky on and join the Clear It Out Challenge #50 Halloween using
Black/Orange.Be sure to check out all the inspiration while you're

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #78

It's time for another great sketch over at
With Christmas fast on our heels I decided to 
put together a couple of tags.
Here's the sketch:

Everything used is from my stash that I am trying to use. 
I used OA Daily Flash Eggnog Collection, twine, Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts 
Stamp set, OA Pop Dots, Fancy Pants brad, and sentiments from the OA 
Eggnog Ephemera pack. 

 Okay, your turn! Share your take on this great sketch 
and checkout the other inspiration by the amazing Design 


Two Giveaways in One!

Good Morning, everyone!
It's time for another giveaway here at The Cave.
I'm a day late listing this post. I have been spending a 
very fun filled week with my DH while he was on
vacation. It was a short notice vacation due to 
starting a new job Monday. It's a great thing!
So now on with the giveaway!
This giveaway will run from Oct.18th through 
Oct. 31st with the winner 
being announced Saturday November 1st! 
You know what you have to do, right?
If you're not already a follower become one 
and leave a comment on this post. 
I will be drawing one winner  from the entries
to win a 
$30 Gift Certificate to 
Online Crafting Store 
of your choosing!
Yep, you get to pick where and 
when you use it! 
Since the winner of the first giveaway didn't 
claim the prize we are giving you 
another chance at it. 
Not sure what all is in the giveaway?
Follow this link, GIVEAWAY, then return to this post,
leave a comment, and become a follower!

Please know that once your name is announced 
on November 1st you have two weeks to claim
your prize and it's your responsibility to check 
back for winners.

Clear It Out Challenge #49 ~ Thanksgiving/Twine

it's all about Thanksgiving and Twine.
 I know you won't have to dig, too, deep 
into your stash to find twine, right?

Our sponsor this week is StampArt.
Be sure to check it out! She has adorable 
digi images.

I had the pleasure of using Autumn Wagon.
It comes with a bonus file - beautiful sentiments.

I created this Happy Thanksgiving card using
PTI Kraft cardstock~base, colored image with Copics,
twine from PTI, pumpkin brad and washi tape are 
from my stash.

Okay, I know you all have some twine and Thanksgiving themed
goodies hiding in your stash. It's time to dig them out and show us. 
Be sure to hop over to Clear It Out Challenge Blog 
for more inspiration by the wonderful ladies there.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77

Here we are the middle of October! Before you know it will be time to 
mail out Christmas cards. So, I decided to use the sketch from Atlantic
together a few Christmas cards. Do you have
your Holiday cards finished? 

Here's the sketch:


I used a combination of OA Daily Flash Eggnog and Silent Night 
Collections. Added sentiments from the OA Eggnog Ephemera pack. 
I used EK Success Candy Cane punch. Finished it off with OA Pop Dots from
the Apple Cider Collection.

 I used OA Daily Flash Eggnog Collection. I stamped the stitching around the edges
using Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts stamp set. I used EK Success Border Punch ~ Snowflakes. Added Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps ~ Light Green.
Now, it's your turn! Show us your take on this 

Simply Create Too ~ Halloween/Orange Challenge #72

This week over at Simply Create Too the them is 
Halloween/Orange. Who hasn't been waiting for 
Halloween? I have! Love this time of year. 

So I stepped WAY out my comfort zone with this 
card. I rarely use flowers and ribbon on my 
cards. Don't get me wrong I think it's beautiful, I 
just prefer not to use those items.
So here's my card using Halloween and Orange
I finally played with my Sizzix Swirls Framelits and
Stamps that I won from Crafty Saver.
Pop over to Simply Create Too Challenge Blog and
checkout the amazing designs by Red Design Team.

Happy Birthday Balloons

Hello again! I decided to hop over to Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge
and see what was going on today. Of course, I had every intention 
of joining in a challenge and I did just that. 
Stella Says Sketch and when Stella speaks I listen! 
So here's my take on Stella Says Sketch #215

I hopped over to Paper Playful to check out 
other challenges that this card could be entered into and 
this is what I found.


Clear It Out Challenge #48 ~ If You Liked It.....

You should have put a ring on it! We want to see your
 Clear It Out Challenge Blog is perfect for clearing out 
that stash.
Now, I don't have much wedding themed in my 
stash but I came up with something. 
And I was very pleased with the end result. 
We are so lucky to be sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.
I used Bugaboo ~ Wedding Bells. I knew what I wanted to 
do as soon as I saw it!
 So I colored the image with Copics, I fussy cut the flowers, ran them through 
my Zyron, glittered it up with Donna Salazar Fairy Dust Sugar Shimmer, 
card base is Canvas Corp Black & White Love print cut with Lacy Circles,
layered with Martha Stewart glitter paper, Pink Paislee Artisan paper with edges inked 
in Memento Angel Pin, PTI Banner Die stamped with sentiment, finished off with 
Queen & Co. pearls.
The silver rings are cut from Martha Stewart Silver Foil paper using 
Sizzix Framelits and Dies ~ Daisies. I used the centers of the daisies to
create the rings. 

Now it's your turn! Dig in that stash and show us what you have!
Remember, we need to see Wedding Theme and Rings/Circles.

Happy Halloween

Okay, over the weekend I popped over to 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
to see what was going on. Transport It is 
the theme and it just so happens I have
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 
papers screaming to be used! 

This card has everything but the kitchen sink! 
3 layers of paper, 4 if you count the fussy cutting (hot air balloons and 
sentiment), ribbon, pearls, burlap, a little embossing, gold sponging, and
pearlized accent ink. That's a mouthful!

I'm entering this into:

Thanks for stopping by!


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #76

It's time for another amazing sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch
Challenge. I really enjoyed this sketch because you can 
keep it really simple or layer it with papers. 
I made two cards showing both ways. I hope 
you are inspired and join us at Atlantic Hearts 
Sketch Challenge. 

Here's the sketch:

My first card is very simple yet it packs a punch to me. 
I stamped white cardstock with "just saying hi" in Memento London Fog Ink.
I then stamped the phone directly over that with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 
Added Queen & Co. Black enamel dot. It was just that easy.  

My second card was fairly simple to assemble too.
White cardstock, MAMBI 12x12 paper from their Holiday 
paper pad. It's an oldie but I love it. I heat embossed the tree onto
PTI Vellum with AC Zing embossing powder in Gold. 

Please be sure to hop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 
and join us this week. While your there be sure to checkout 
all the inspiration by the amazing Design Team.


A BIG thank you to everyone who is following me.
I hope you will continue to visit The Cave and that I
might inspire you.
It's time to announce the winner!
 Drum Roll, please.......

#4 Linda Norman
Linda just email your address
using the contact form at the bottom
of page!

Everyone don't forget I will be holding
a Halloween Giveaway starting October 17th through
October 30th. Announcing winner October 31st.
So please keep an eye out for that.
It's gonna be a goodie.
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Got my craft on today without paper! What? I know, right!
Tomorrow, I will be papercrafting but today I made this 
Pumpkin Topiary! 
 I'm loving it paired with my witches hat. 
It wasn't too expensive to make. 
The Cauldron pot was $10 at Party City, the pumpkins, the bling
letters, and the moss are from
Michael's Craft Store for $32. I had the orange lights in 
my Halloween decorations from years past.
Next, I'm going to try my hand at plates for dining room 
table using dollar store white plates and porcelain 
pen. Fingers crossed!