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Friday, February 27, 2015

love everything about you

Hi everyone! I'm stoked to share with you another 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project! I love shaker cards and don't seem to create enough of them. This one has a 'Love' theme which I created for our February Love with Ribbon challenge, so come on over and play with us!

Love doesn't just come in pink so I settled on green (my favorite color) for this project. The striped background is stamped in two colors, then I added a couple layered panels using some coordinating 6x6 papers. I used the scrumptious Lemon-Lime crinkle ribbon from the LG Bundle which is absolutely gorgeous!


I created the frame for the shaker element with a couple SB dies, then layered the clear cardstock, the white fun foam and the white cardstock panel behind the frame. I stamped the sentiment in green ink first and stamped it a second time in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I put a small pinch of several different colors of tiny hearts and stars confetti in the shaker mechanism before closing it all up. Love it!


Now look at this bow! I can't boast enough about this gorgeous hand-dyed ribbon! This color is just amazing!


I normally keep the insides of my cards fairly simple, and I used a new border stamp for this one. Something a little different. :)


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Premium White cardstock, GKD Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, GKD Garden Tour 6x6 patterned paper, Heartfelt Creations Clear cardstock
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines, GKD Lots of Lines, Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz, Versarmark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen distress ink 
  • Dies: Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Labels Eighteen dies
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Lemon-Lime crinkle ribbon from the LG Bundle, MISTI, Ranger clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter, Blockheads Snow Crystals, Queen & Co. green Twinkle Goosebumps, YNS clear Glittered Gumdrops, black pearlescent flat-back pearl

I hope you've enjoyed this project today. Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! And remember to use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, February 23, 2015

hello note card

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for CCM #133 - Stripes which is being hosted by yours truly! Come play with us! I love the aspect of stripes... we see them all over the place in every facet of life! This is my last post as a Crafty Cardmakers and More DT member, and I want to thank Lin and the entire CCM DT for having me along for the past six months. I've thoroughly enjoyed myself!

I created a fun 'hello' note card with embossed stripes and pretty patterned paper stripes. This was such a fun project and so easy. I have lots of 6x6 paper packs - I think I'm going to make several sets of these to give as gifts. The diagonal lines background was stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder, then I inked the edges which gives it dimension.


I cut the hello die cut, coated it with clear Wink of Stella and set it aside. I cut strips of varying widths of patterned paper and inked the edges of all of them. I adhered them to a diagonal piece of charcoal brown cardstock and adhered the hello die cut. I affixed the panel with 3-D foam pads to the card base. I left the layered panel on the inside blank to write my own note.


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Charcoal Brown cardstock; GKD Poppy Prints 6x6 patterned papers
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, Versamark
  • Dies: Mama Elephant Hello Script
  • Accessories: Ranger clear embossing powder, clear Wink of Stella

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our Stripes challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! orders

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to publicly thank those of you who have ordered Stampin' Up! with me but checked out as a Guest... I don't know who to thank!

Please don't check out as a Guest. As most have found out, I like to send a thank you note and some sort of crafty goody to my Stampin' Up! fans and I can't do that if I don't know who the order came from! ;)

Thanks again and big hugs,
Leslie


P.S. And while I'm on the subject of Stampin' Up!, don't be shy... visit my new blog, Love To Scrap! with SU and follow me there too! I'm slowly trying to build my Stampin' Up! community with written tutorials (I don't do video) on projects I'm doing with the very awesome Stampin' Up! products! Thanks so much! :)

More big hugs,
Leslie

From this day forward

Hi everyone! I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I'm guesting for Fantasy Stampers this month and I'm happy to share my Midway Motivational Post for Challenge #30 - Pretty in Pink going on right now! Come play with us!

I created an embossed CAS wedding card using Stampin' Up! mosaic stamps with coordinating punch and embossing folder. The front and inside sentiments are from Leave Memories which has sadly gone out of business. This stamp set is one of my favorites because of the wonky carefree feel that can be used on a classy or grunge project. I just love it.


I heat embossed the mosaic elements with silver embossing powder, punched them out and embellished them with pink glitter Gumdrops. The butterfly, from another Stampin' Up! stamp set, was stamped in pink and punched with a coordinating punch. I added wire antennae and a butterfly trail with tiny pink gemstones.


I layered two pieces of Really Reasonable Ribbon across the bottom, stamped the sentiment in pink and affixed several tiny pink gemstones.


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenge:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink cardstock; Marco's Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Mosaic Madness and Papillion Potpourri; Leave Memories One Stamp at a Time
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Versamark Dazzle
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Stampin' Up Mosaic Punch, Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly punch, Sweet Stamps fine detail silver embossing powder, YNS pink glitter Gumdrops, tiny pink gemstones, Really Reasonable Ribbon 'Love Is In The Air' January club assortment, silver wire, white fun foam

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create a pretty pink project for our challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, February 16, 2015

You're the best!

Hi everyone! I'm back this morning to share my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #48 - Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this time by The Stamping Boutique, Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Fred, She Said Designs! Come play with us!

I chose the absolutely adorable Emily's Kimono digi from Lacy Sunshine Stamps for my thank you card. I used some gorgeous coordinating Graphic 45 papers. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, cut it with an oval SB die and matted it on a SB labels die cut. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves on her kimono.


I stamped the front sentiment across the top of the matted vertical panel.


And of course I added my signature big bow embellished with several loops of twine behind it and a beautiful Oriental charm in the center.


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a matted panel.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; DCWV Multi-Stack Reds cardstock; Graphic 45 Bird Song papers
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Simply Wonderful stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir: FS1, PP5, GB11, DR6, DR7, BG2, BG4, BG7, EB3
  • Dies: Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Labels Eighteen
  • Accessories: Wink of Stella, Studios Blackbird twine, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon, YNS gold Glittered Gumdrops, Blue Moon Orient Express charm

I hope you've been inspired to create a project for our Anything Goes challenge this time! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at The Stamping BoutiqueLacy Sunshine Stamps and Fred, She Said Designs online stores! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love you

** 2/16/15 Winner at Melonheadz Friends! **

Hi everybody! I'm super stoked to share my 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project with you today! I got out my Sizzix Square Flip-Its die set and created a beautiful purple swing card for Valentine's Day. Be sure to come on over and play in our February Love with Ribbon challenge!

I used the absolutely GOR-JUSS Purple Passion Crinkle Ribbon from the Royal Bundle, some of the NEW Lilac Diagonal Striped Ribbon and a Vintage button. I definitely 'glammed' this card up... love me some 3 Girl JAM! ;)


These swing cards are just so much fun and really pack a huge punch. I love the varying shades of purple on this paper which I layered on silver metallic cardstock. The focal image is a super fun three-step stamp by Stampin' Up! that I stamped with one ink but actually looks like three. I added a bling flourish for a little interest. And how about that yummy ribbon and bow?!


I embossed the age-old XOXO Hugs and Kisses sentiment on the front in white embossing powder. I was afraid it wouldn't show up on the busy purple background, but it stands out quite nicely. I also used some violet Dot Sparklers across the bottom of both panels.


Here is a shot of the card opening up...


Here it's opened up showing the back of the swing mechanism with the stamped 'Love you' sentiment that I inked and layered on some of the silver metallic cardstock.


And one last close-up of that super awesome ribbon and bow embellished with the vintage button. I just love how this turned out! ;)


Proud to enter my 'love' swing card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Wild Lilac and White cardstock; GKD Parisian Garden 6x6 paper
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom, GKD Vertical Greetings 2, GKD Lots of Lines
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum, Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Memento Gray Flannel, Versamark Dazzle
  • Dies: Sizzix Square Flip-Its #2, Spellbinders Classic Squares
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Purple Passion crinkle ribbon from the Royal Bundle, 3 Girl JAM Lilac diagonal striped ribbon, 3 Girl JAM vintage button, SweetStamps fine detail white embossing powder, 1/8" Score-Tape, Stampendous Violet Dot Sparklers, Want2Scrap bling flourish

I hope you've enjoyed this project today. Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! And remember to use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Leslie

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

For You

** Winner at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! I was commissioned to make a wedding shower gift card holder for a lady at work so I made two last evening. I'm so tickled at how pretty they turned out that I decided to share this one and enter it in a few challenges. I gave my co-worker one this morning and she loved it! I've made a number of these over the years and they are so easy and a lot of fun. Although I've seen several tutorials, I give StampTV credit for the tutorial where I found my original inspiration.

With different papers, these can be made for any occasion which is why I love this particular style. For this wedding shower one, I used some gorgeous white gold metallic cardstock for the base and layers along with gold mirror cardstock. I dry embossed all the outside pieces. The tag on the front, which I used for the closure, is stamped in Versamark Dazzle and embossed in fine detail gold embossing powder.


I used more of the white gold metallic cardstock to layer on the inside. I slid a piece of cardstock cut to size into the gift card slot.


I used Velcro for the closure.


And here's a final pic of the back. Have I told you how much I just love these?! :)


I'd love to enter this gift card holder into these challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut White Gold Metallic cardstock, Marco's Gold Mirror cardstock
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Tag Talk
  • Ink: Versmark Dazzle
  • Accessories: Darice Ranunculus embossing folder, Ranger fine detail gold embossing powder, Fiskars corner rounder, Stampin' Up! label bracket punch, Velcro circles

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, February 9, 2015

Celebrating Another Year

** 2/18/15 Top 3 at Craft Your Passion! **

Hello, crafty peeps! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More, and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for CCM #132 - Love Love Love!

I created an anniversary card with an embossed and sanded background using dark pink Core'dinations cardstock, and randomly colored some of the recessed hexagons for a little interest.


I created a large hexagon shape from six hexagons stamped in medium pink, and embellished it with stacked buttons and burgundy twine, and an additional hexagon with a love heart. The front sentiment is stamped on a flag banner in medium pink.


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment in medium pink on a layered panel.


I'd love to enter this anniversary card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, DCWV Multi-Stack Reds, Core'dinations Vintage Collection
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Six Sided Sampler, Stampin' Up! You Brighten My Day, Leave Memories One Stamp At A Time
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Spectrum Noir: DR5
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! hexagon punch, Stampin' dimensionals, clear Wink of Stella, Darice chicken wire embossing folder, Studios Blackbird twine, Melissa Frances flat-back pearls

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our Love challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, February 7, 2015

I LOVE YOU

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to be guesting for Fantasy Stampers again in February! Woot-woot! I'm happy to share my Midway Motivational post for Challenge #29 - P.S. I Love You going on right now! Come play with us! As many of you know, I'm such a sucker for fancy folds. Gabrielle Pollacco from the Such a Pretty Mess blog showcased an absolutely gorgeous star fold card HERE that caught my eye so I just had to try it! And I recently got the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 paper pack and have been dying to tear into it, so I saw this project as my opportunity! ;)


Stamping on patterned paper always packs such a huge punch. I stamped the largest flourish from the Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes stamp set on the three points in Memento Espresso Truffle ink.


I then stamped the smallest flourish from the same SU stamp set in random fashion on the center triangle in Memento Truffle ink. I also created little trios of dots using a fine point Sharpie paint pen.


I stamped the I LOVE YOU canceled postage sentiment on the ticket and set it aside. I gabbed a small white vellum envelope, put a pinch of tiny beads in it, and sealed it. I affixed a pink feather, the ticket, a pink heart paper clip and a strand of beads looped in a heart shape onto the top of the envelope. The finishing touches to the card were flat-back pearls on the front and Dot Sparklers along the edges of the triangle on the inside. Love, love, love! ;)


Proud to enter this awesome card into these challenges:


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Dark brown textured cardstock from stash; Graphic45 Botanical Tea 6x6 papers
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Flowering Fourishes; GKD Special Delivery
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
  • Accessories: Making Memories ticket, Sharpie fine point white paint pen, small vellum envelope, assorted loose beads, pink feather, bead strand, pink heart paper clip, pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers, white flat-back pearls

I hope you've found a little inspiration here to create a 'love' project, just in time for Valentine's Day! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Celebrate!

Hi everyone! I'm back again with my third Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #47 - Love Is In The Air! As I mentioned in the previous two posts, we are being sponsored this time by me, Stamps on Fire and Your Next Stamp! Come play with us! Again, we want to see your projects depicting LOVE... in addition to good old fashioned romance, this would include Valentine's Day, wedding, anniversary or anything related to love! ;)

I created this card with the Cha Cha Couple stamp from Stamps on Fire. What a fun image - this couple just looks like they are having the time of their lives! I stamped the image on kraft cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir. I really like the soft muted colors on the kraft. This card has no layers to speak of, just the focal image matted on dark chocolate cardstock. I kept the embellishments simple with a few yellow-green Dew Drops. That's it! ;)


For the inside, I simply stamped the anniversary sentiment on a layered panel.


I'm proud to enter this fun card into these challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: DCWV Green Shimmer Textured cardstock; The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock; GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock
  • Stamps: Stamps on Fire Cha Cha Couple, Lost Coast Designs Party Words
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle; Spectrum Noir: FS2, TN7, TN8, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR8, LG3, LG4, LG5, TB2 TB3, TB4
  • Accessories: The Robin's Nest Dew Drops

I do hope you've enjoyed these projects and have found some inspiration to create a LOVE project for our challenge this time! And be sure to stop by Stamps on Fire and Your Next Stamp to see all the awesome stuff they have! Thanks so much for hanging in there with me to check out all three of my projects and we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Congratulations

Hi everyone! I'm back with my second Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #47 - Love Is In The Air! As mentioned in my last post, we are being sponsored this time by me, Stamps on Fire and Your Next Stamp! Come play with us! Again, we want to see your projects depicting LOVE... in addition to good old fashioned romance, this would include Valentine's Day, wedding, anniversary or anything related to love! ;)

I created my second card using the Bride and Groom stamp from Stamps on Fire. This is a very unique vintage stamp that I really enjoyed working with. This is a vintage image and I focused on a re-marriage congrats, hence the green dress and veil rather than white. I embellished the crown of her veil and her bouquet with some new wedding dress Pico Embellisher to resemble baby's breath.


I used vintage-y papers and matted all the elements on black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment across the top and used some gorgeous new black lace across the bottom, finishing the front with a couple Candi minis on each side of the focal image that I popped up on dimensional pads.


The inside sentiment is a continuation of the front sentiment, stamped in black, on a layered panel.


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Marco's Black cardstock, My Mind's Eyes Nostaglic 6x6 papers
  • Stamps: Stamps on Fire Bride & Groom, Paper Smooches Simply Said, Paper Smooches Chart Toppers
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir: FS1, FS2, FS3, PP1, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN9, BGR1, BGR2, GT1, GT2, GT3, DR5, DR7
  • Accessories: MISTI, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, clear Wink of Stella, black Wild Orchid Crafts Guipure lace, Candi minis

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create a LOVE project for our challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other crafting goodies at Stamps on Fire and Your Next Stamp! And stay tuned just a bit longer for my third project coming real soon!
Hugs,
Leslie

love you to the moon and back

Hi everyone! It's (already) time to showcase Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration projects for LTSCB #47 - Love Is In The Air! - our first challenge in February! I ask simply this... where the heck did January go?! We are being sponsored this time by yours truly (yep, I'm one of the sponsors this time), Stamps on Fire and Your Next Stamp! Come play with us! We want to see your projects depicting LOVE... in addition to good old fashioned romance, this would include Valentine's Day, wedding, anniversary or anything related to love! ;)

I created three projects for this challenge - a love, a wedding and an anniversary card. I tried to cover multiple bases! LOL! I'll be showcasing the three projects in separate posts so I can enter them into some challenges. This first one was created with the Moon Lady stamp from Stamps on Fire. I just love this stamp as it's so versatile. I embossed it in gold and left it uncolored. I used a red, white and gold color combo, and used a MS embroidery edge punch down the left side.


I matted the focal image on metallic gold cardstock and affixed three small red brads in each corner for a little interest. The sentiment is cut with a flag punch.


Yep, here is my signature big bow with a yummy glittered Gumdrop in the center. I've had the awesome Bow It All for a good while now and I honestly don't know how I lived without it! ;)


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Red Hot cardstock, Marco's Venicelux Gold Metallic cardstock
  • Stamps: Stamps on Fire Moon Lady, GKD Forever In My Heart stamp duo
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies: Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B
  • Accessories: MISTI, Versamark Dazzle, Ranger gold embossing powder, red brads, YNS glittered Gumdrop, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon, EK Success flag punch, Martha Stewart embroidery edge punch

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've been inspired to create a LOVE project for our challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other crafting goodies at Stamps on Fire and Your Next Stamp! Please stay tuned for my second project coming very shortly...
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, January 31, 2015

with love

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to share my 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project for our February Love With Ribbon challenge! Come play with us! You could be the proud winner of a $15 gift certificate to the 3 Girl JAM store!

I created a gorgeous grunge love card with 1st/2nd/3rd generation stamping, and two layers of the absolutely amazing 3 Girl JAM NEW Simply White Lace and Silver Cord from NEW Holiday Trim.


Oh, this was fun! I stamped the large brush stroke three times without re-inking the stamp, and then stamped the gorgeous grunge splotches in random fashion in Versamark Dazzle and embossed them with Ranger embossing tinsel.


I layered the Simply White Lace twice and wrapped the Silver Cord around the matted panel and tied it in a bow. Love, love, love! ;)


I grunged up the inside a bit by stamping one brush stroke after stamping off twice, and then stamped several grunge splotches in random fashion after stamping off three times. I then stamped the sentiment in the center.


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White cardstock; GKD Cranberry Tart and Bubblegum Pink cardstock
  • Stamps: Taylored Expressions Stroke of Genius stamp set, Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, GKD Bundle of Love stamp set (front sentiment), GKD Always & Forever stamp duo (inside sentiment)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo ink
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM NEW Simply White Lace and Silver Cord from NEW Holiday Trim; Versamark Dazzle; Ranger Embossing Tinsel

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our Love challenge this month! I do hope you'll stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out the wonderful array of fun crafty goodies! Thanks so much for stopping by today! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie