Friday, January 28, 2022


Thirteen years ago next month, I started this little blog.  Now 1,675 posts later, it is time to transition to something new. Over the years I've shared countless scrapbook layouts, self-published 4 books of scrapbook sketches and another ebook, and shared hundreds of video tutorials from my YouTube channel.  I've made cards, mixed media canvases, art journal entries and gelli prints.

Through my entries mostly related to scrapbooking I have shared techniques and quite a bit of my life.  I've enjoyed the creative process and appreciated the many comments received here and at YouTube.

All my life I have been a maker.  I started with embroidery and learned many other crafts.  I remember when my mother's oldest sister helped me first learn to sew and when my dad gave me my first sewing machine as I as about to start college.  In the late 1990's I started a business making custom window treatments and continued for 16 years.  Sewing was an early passion and has been a constant in my life for 40 years!

Over the last couple of years I have been doing more and more sewing and less scrapbooking.  I still create paper arts, mostly cards, to share.  Mainly I am now creating art quilts and really all types of quilts.  It's natural for me to return to fiber arts.  But I don't feel like I'm going back. I'm going forward with my sewing using all the ideas and techniques I've learned in the last 20 years of papercrafting.  It is very exciting to put it all together.

Today I launch a new website - - to share my art quilts, a new blog and a link to my updated Etsy site.  

This blog's website - - will remain in place.  You can find links to all my YouTube videos and scrapbook posts here.  I wasn't very good at keeping up the categories but there is a search feature.  The lisaedesign YouTube channel will stay in place and any new videos I create will also be posted there.  I am keeping the same Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The only change is the blog. The new website has a blog feature and it is where I plan to post going forward.  There is a link on the new site back to this one if you ever need it.

Thank you for being part of my blogging and papercrafting journey so far.  I hope you will follow me to a new website and a new adventure in crafting.

So please visit me at:

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Selecting Stamp Sets

The more crafts I do, the less space I have to devote to each.  My stamp collection is taking up some valuable real estate in my craft space and I'd like to pare them down.  There are sets I'm definitely not using and some that I would like to use again.

In this video, I ask questions you can ask yourself about your stash or about sets you are thinking of purchasing.

I reference Stampin' Up! stamps but the ideas apply to any brand and I have more than just Stampin' Up! in my collection.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Last Chance for Sketchbooks


I have some exciting arts and crafts plans for 2022!  Soon I will introduce you to a new website and blog.  Don't worry, the information here and the videos on YouTube will continue to be available.  Thank you for your comments and support over my almost 13 years of blogging.  Really?  13 years?  Yes, time flies...

As I move forward, I have decided to retire my 4 Sketchbooks created from 2013 through 2016.  These sketches are still a valuable resource for scrapbookers.  If you would like to purchase one or more sketchbooks you can find them on my Etsy shop until January 20.  (These are ebooks and are downloadable only.  You will not receive any printed materials.)

Each ebook sketchbook contains a sketch to scale for various types of scrapbook pages including both one and two page layouts.  Sketches are organized by the number of photos supported.  Many focus on the most common size of photos - 4"x6".  They make scrapbooking easier!

See my Etsy shop for purchase.

The last chance to buy a sketchbook is January 20, 2022.  After that the shop will be renamed and stocked with my new art.  

Hope you have a happy new year and have made some crafty plans of your own.

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