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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 29th birthday

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you today a 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project. I used a new stamp set and new papers, and some of the most beautiful 3 Girl JAM ribbon... London Blue ribbon from the Wine & Jewels Bundle and Sunflower Jute Ribbon from the Jute Ribbon & String Pack. Oh my goodness, this is some awesome ribbon!

I had the best time creating this birthday card for my BFF of 44 years. I haven't had this new stamp set very long and really wanted to use it. This vibrant little lady needed to be surrounded by some pretty colors, so I used some new Bohemian papers and cardstock, and paired them with the gorgeous 3 Girl JAM ribbon. 


I colored the angled stamped image with Spectrum Noir markers that matched the papers, and layered it on some pretty die cuts embellished with some Glittered Gumdrops. I found a foam arrow in my stash (that I've had at least seven or eight years) and embellished it with some gemstones. And how about that big gorgeous bow?! ;)


I generally keep the insides of my cards simple but I wanted a pop of color to go with this funny sentiment, so I punched a 2" circle from the background paper used on the front. I'm still sitting here chuckling over this sentiment! Hahahaha! She's not 29 and I'm not 110 lbs! ;)


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla (#101650), Stampin' Up! Delightful Dijon (#138338), Stampin' Up! Bohemian Designer Series Paper (#138446)
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Just Kidding stamp set (#140667)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- IG4, IG5, FS1, GB6, GB9, BT5, PL3
  • Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares, Spellbinders Rounded Squares, Stampin' Up! 2" Circle Punch
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM London Blue ribbon from Wine & Jewels Bundle, 3 Girl JAM Sunflower Jute Ribbon from Jute Ribbon & String Pack, foam arrow from stash, gold gemstones, purple YNS Glittered Gumdrops, yellow brads from stash

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! There are two ways to $AVE when you shop at 3 Girl JAM this month - use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order OR use code JULY to add the gorgeous Summer Harvest Bundle to your regular price order for just $1.00! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, June 29, 2015

have the best Easter ever!

Hi everyone! It's summer and it's hot, so let's break it up a bit! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is happy to bring you our "NO RULZ!" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by River City Rubber Works! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

As you hop, leave comments! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating Anything Goes inspiration projects for our blog hop. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a 'NO RULZ' project for extra entry/entries into the drawing! NO RULES for this challenge!

Okay, let me side-track for a minute to showcase my project! I chose the adorable Bunny & Chocolate Raisin digi for my somewhat clean and simple whimsical Easter card. River City Rubber Works has a wide variety of stamps, from serious to funny (and everything in between), and when I saw this one I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I have a warped sense of humor and thought it was great! ;)


I kept the overall design simple. I created a kraft card base that I scored lines on in the upper left and lower right corners for a little interest. I layered the image on brown Core-dinations cardstock that I tore to reveal the kraft core above and below the image. I wrapped some brown twine around the bottom of the image and tied it in a knot, and finished the front with some Rox gemstones.


I kept the inside simple as well, with a sentiment printed in brown.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock, Marco's Cream Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostaglic Collection, GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Dark Chocolate
  • Stamps: River City Rubber Works Bunny & Chocolate Raisin
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart score board, Studios Blackbird brown twine, Queen & Co. Chocolate Delight Rox gemstones, Fun Foam

All right, let's get back to the Blog Hop! Here are your stops:


We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap!Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning! Remember to leave comments... the more comments you leave, the more chances to win the River City Rubber Works gift certificate! Happy Hopping!
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Merry Little Wish

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over at 3 Girl JAM! I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for our July Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge! Come play with us! You could be the proud winner of a $15 gift certificate to the 3 Girl JAM store! Before I get to my project, let me tell you about this month's special offer - with any regular price purchase made in July, you can add the amazing Summer Harvest Bundle (Raspberry and Blueberry) to your cart for just $1.00! Yep, you read that right... $1.00! Use the code JULY to take advantage of this awesome deal!

I created a fun Christmas card featuring a simple bow created from Moss Jute String from the Jute Ribbon & String Pack. I created this whimsical tree with scraps left over from a series of other Christmas cards I've been creating. I've been on a roll and getting a giant head-start on my cards this year! ;)  I was clearing off the table, getting ready to throw a pile of these strips away and realized I could (and should) use them. I cut a few down, laid them out on a piece of linen cardstock, and my card was born! How stinkin' cute is this?! And you have to admit, that Jute String bow sets it off!


I stamped, embossed and punched the star for the top of the tree and affixed a clear epoxy star over top of it. I stamped a simple sentiment on the bottom of the tree, and added the simple Moss Jute String bow on the trunk.


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


Proud to enter this Christmas card into the following challenges

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's White Antique Linen, Stampin' Up! Real Red (#102482) scraps, Stampin' Up! Trim The Tree (#135824) scraps, Marco's Gold Venicelux scrap, small brown scrap from stash
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees (#135059)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip (#126979)
  • Dies/Punches:  Star Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (#133787)
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Moss Jute String from the Jute Ribbon & String Pack, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers (#137856), Green Stampendous Dot Sparklers, Fun Foam

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Christmas with a Twist!

Hi everyone! I'm so stoked to be hosting this week's challenge over at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! We're being sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle! And have I got some fun in store for you (wink-wink)! My theme is Christmas with a Twist and you are welcome to create any kind of Christmas project as your basic entry into the challenge. Then, as my theme suggests, the twist comes into play... if you want an EXTRA entry into the challenge, let's see some veggie stamping on your project! Hahahaha - yep, you read that right... stamping with a vegetable will earn you an extra entry! So c'mon and play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize from Sparkle N Sprinkle!

I chose the absolutely gorgeous Christmas Poinsettia digital image set from Sparkle N Sprinkle for my diorama pop-up Christmas cards. I LOVE this fold - I've made several of these over the past couple months and I just love them! So much fun!


The front features a pretty scalloped border, hand-cut flag and layered sentiment. And, of course, it needed one of my big signature bows, some flat-back pearls and some stamping. ;)



Here's a view of the inside: A gorgeous poinsettia seen through the round aperture, a Merry Christmas sentiment, and a panel I created by stamping with a baby carrot! Pretty cool, huh?!


This top view shows the pop-up construction when the card is opened. It folds flat for mailing. Love, love, love!


I made three of these because that's how many inside bottom panels I was able to cut from my veggie-stamped cardstock. :)


Here is the baby carrot and ink I used. I cored the center of the carrot with a paring knife and stamped a pattern in rows with red ink, then used my index finger to 'paint' the centers of each stamped image with green ink.


Happy to enter one of these veggie-stamped pop-up diorama Christmas cards into the following challenges:


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (#100730), Stampin' Up Real Red (#102482), Stampin' Up! Garden Green (#102584), Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes 6x6 paper
  • Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Poinsettia digital image set, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics (#137154)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red (#126949), VersaColor Cardinal Red, VersaMagic Hint of Pesto, Spectrum Noir- CG4, DG3, DR1, CR11
  • Dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles
  • Accessories: Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon, white flat-back pearls, baby carrot

I hope you've found some inspiration to play in my Christmas challenge this week! And consider grabbing a veggie from your crisper to stamp on your project to earn an extra entry! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday Challenge #10

Hi everyone! I'm playing in Stamping with Bibiana's Throwback Thursday Challenge #10 this week! The theme is Summer Days and I'm reviving a pretty birthday card that I created back in April 2014 with lots of flowers and gold embossing. The original post is HERE.

These gorgeous flowers are definitely reminiscent of summer days and I thought was very appropriate for this challenge. This is actually one of my favorite cards that I've created over the years.




Most challenges don't allow back-linking but this one does! Come on over and play - it's a wonderful opportunity to revive a past project that you love! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mingle All The Way

Hi everyone! I played in the scrap room today and created a few Christmas cards and finished several that I started earlier this past week. I definitely have a head-start on them on this year! One of my favorite folds is the pop-up diorama card, and I used this fun fold to create seven of the cards that I finished today today. The tutorial was featured in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a while back and I fell in love with it!

I used several Stampin' Up stamp sets - Mingle All The way, Tags 4 You and Butterfly Basics. Normally stamping and embellishing a card is the most fun, but creating this card base is just as much fun!


I kept with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. Along with the fun sentiment is a large flag, a paper ribbon and die cut bow, and some flat-back pearls to decorate the front. I just love the postal stamp in the Butterfly Basics stamp set and used it also.


The sentiment seen peeking from the aperture on the inside is from the Tags 4 You stamp set.


And here's an angled view from the top so you can see the construction of this card that folds completely flat for mailing. ;)


Proud to enter this pop-up diorama Christmas card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (#100730), Stampin' Up! Real Red (#102482), Stampin' Up! Garden Green (#102584), Stampin' Up! Trim The Tree (#135824), Marco's Silver Venicelux, Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes scraps
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Mingle All The Way (#135773), Stampin' Up! Tags 4 You (#131823), Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics (#137154)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red (#126949)
  • Dies: Impression Obsession Large Bow die
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! 2" Circle Punch, white flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and I appreciate you stopping by! We'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, June 19, 2015

Folk like you make me happy

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you today another 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project. I got the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-Its die set a while back and haven't had the chance to use it yet, so I pulled out some of my favorite double-sided papers and the absolutely gorgeous Sunshine ribbon from the Sunny Meadow Bundle and created this pretty all occasion card. OMG, there's nothing prettier than this hand-dyed ribbon - it compliments any project! :)


You know I'm all about fun folds and this was just so much fun putting together! Here's a shot of it opening up.


I had the perfect stamp set to use to create a six-word sentiment to use on the fronts and backs of the three circles - "Folk like you make me happy."


I'm lovin' the little layered scalloped circles. :)


I cut a couple mini butterflies with angel wings and affixed them to the left side.


And how 'bout this gorgeous ribbon and bow?!


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry (#131199), GKD Fresh Asparagus scrap, K & Co. TC Foliage double-sided papers
  • Stamps: GKD Folk Filigree
  • Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
  • Dies: Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-Its die set, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Dimensional Butterflies
  • Accessories: Sunshine ribbon from the Sunny Meadow Bundle, bronze gemstones, Wink of Stella

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! There are two ways to $AVE when you shop at 3 Girl JAM this month - use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order OR use code JUNE to add the gorgeous Sunny Meadow Bundle to your regular price order for just $1.00! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie


Monday, June 15, 2015

nom nom

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to share with you today my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #56 - Anything Goes! I'm just so tickled at how cute this turned out! Of course, it helps to have a really cute image along with some really cute paper! Our sponsors this time are A Day For Daisies, Doodle Pantry and River City Rubber Works! Come play with us... we know you love some Anything Goes! ;)

I used the absolutely incredibly adorable Cheeseburger Ants digital image and Red Diner Check digital paper for my birthday card. Both of these are from Doodle Pantry and I fell madly in love! Can you blame me?!


Aren't those little ants just the cutest ever?! I thought 'nom nom' under the image was perfect... you know that's what those little guys are going to be saying! LOL!


And I just HAD to inject a little humor with the ticket... :)


I used a piece of the Red Diner Check paper layered on the inside with a typed sentiment. I had my granddaughter in mind the entire time I was creating this but she's in the pre-teen 'girly' stage right now and probably wouldn't appreciate this as much as she would have a few years ago, so it'll go to someone else, I'm sure.


Proud to enter this into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Premium White, The Paper Cut Kraft, GKD Dark Chocolate, DCWV Multi-Stack Reds; Doodle Pantry Red Diner Check digital paper
  • Stamps: Doodle Pantry Cheeseburger Ants digital image
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- DR1, DR2, EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, OR1, DG2, DG3, CT4, LG4, LG5
  • Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Spellbinders Classic Circles
  • Accessories: Darice Dream Sequin, ticket from stash, GKD Natural Jute Ribbon, YNS Red Glittered Gumdrops, yellow gemstones

I hope you've enjoyed this project and I hope you'll be able to whip something up for our Anything Goes challenge this time! And don't forget to visit our sponsors - A Day For DaisiesDoodle Pantry and River City Rubber Works. I know you'll find something you just can't live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, June 12, 2015

Start your tractor

Hi everyone! I'm happy to once again be guesting over at Scrapping4fun Challenges! My "OMG" z-fold card was featured in early May which afforded me another guestie spot! Woo-hoo! Many thanks to Rachelle and her team for featuring my card and asking me to play again!

I'm excited to share with you today a project I created for Challenge #44 - Birthday. Come play with us - we want to see a birthday project! This child birthday card was commissioned by a co-worker whose grandson turned two. He's all about tractors and they were planning a tractor-themed birthday party, so I went on the hunt for a tractor cut file which I found in the Silhouette store.

I stamped the background in green and yellow using the IO Diagonal Stripes background stamp. I cut the printed sentiment with a Spellbinders die and layered it on an oval die cut, and affixed it on 3-D foam pads over the top of several loops of black cord. I also used a couple black buttons from my stash along with some silver nail heads.


OMG, I don't believe I've EVER glued down such tiny pieces! LOL! But I loved every minute of it! It was very much like putting a puzzle together and so much fun watching it come to life with each piece! Yes, I'm grinning! :)


I printed the the other half of the sentiment on the inside (continued from the front) and adhered a couple left-over edge pieces of the stamped diagonal stripes. The card was a hit at the party! (I fuzzed-out the big boy's name on this photo to maintain his anonymity.)


Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012147181/

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus, yellow cardstock from stash
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Diagonal Stripes background
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#126959), Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight (#126944)
  • Dies: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals; Silhouette tractor cut file
  • Accessories: Black buttons, black cord, Mark Richards Silver Nail Heads

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

Monday, June 8, 2015

Thank You Note Card (Faux Tile #2)

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to be hosting this week's StampTV Challenge! Another huge thanks to Karen Hightower for inviting me to play again! My challenge theme this week is "Own Your Background" so let's see what kind of awesome background you can create on your project! Come play with us for a chance to win a fabulous grab bag of Gina K Designs goodies! If you aren't a member of StampTV, come on over and join - it's free and loads of fun!


As I mentioned in my last post, several weeks ago my sister shared a link for a "faux tile" tutorial using Avery labels. You really don't need a tutorial for this - it's super easy. The label sheets are already a workable size although you could cut them down if you wanted to.

This is the second project sample I created for my StampTV background challenge while playing with the new Flowers & Frames StampTV kit! I used the pointed-petal flower stamps (small stamped inside large) along with the dandelion and leaf sprig stamps from the Frame & Flowers 1 stamp set for this background, in shades of blue, orange, deep pink and green, randomly stamped on the label sheet. The sentiment is from the Frame & Flowers 2 stamp set, cut and layered with classic oval and scalloped oval dies.


Same as before, when stamping is complete, working from one of the corners, gently peel the white label sheet from the backing, making sure all the labels remain intact. Trim the edges and layer, affix to a card base and embellish as desired. The tutorial does not suggest this, but I used a clear window sheet over top of my labels and attached it with tiny staples. I used some natural twine looped under the sentiment oval which I affixed with large 3-D foam squares.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Fresh Asparagus
  • Stamps: GKD Frame & Flowers 1 and 2 stamp sets
  • Ink: SU Tangelo Twist (#133646), SU Tangerine Tango (#126946), SU Soft Sky (#131181), SU Marina Mist (#126962), SU Rose Red (126954), SU Old Olive (#126953), SU Pear Pizzazz (#131180) 
  • Dies: SB Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies
  • Accessories: #5418 Avery labels, SU Window Sheet (#114323), Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine

I hope you're inspired to play in my background challenge this week over at StampTV! Any stamps, inks and embellishments can be used, but if you use GKD stamps exclusively, you play for a chance to win a grab bag of GKD goodies! How cool is that?! And remember, it's free to join StampTV! Hope to see you there! :)
Hugs,
Leslie

Thank You Note Card (Faux Tile #1)

** 6/15/15 Design Team Favorite at Loves Rubberstamps! **

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to be hosting this week's StampTV Challenge! Thanks so much to Karen Hightower for inviting me to play again! My challenge theme this week is "Own Your Background" so let's see what kind of fabulous background you can create on your project! Come play with us for a chance to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K Designs goodies! If you aren't a member of StampTV, come on over and join - it's free and loads of fun!


Several weeks ago my sister shared a link for a "faux tile" tutorial using Avery labels. Well, you know me... I see something that looks like fun and I don't rest until I've made one! Or in this case, two! LOL! You really don't need a tutorial for this - it's super easy. The label sheets are already a workable size although you could cut them down if you wanted to.

I've been playing with the new Flowers & Frames StampTV kit! I used the large two-step rose and triple leaf stamps from the Frame & Flowers 2 stamp set for this background, in shades of teal and green, randomly stamped on the label sheet. The sentiment is from the Frame & Flowers 1 stamp set, cut and layered with Stitched Circle Layer dies.


When stamping is complete, working from one of the corners, gently peel the white label sheet from the backing, making sure all the labels remain intact. Trim the edges and layer, affix to a card base and embellish as desired. The tutorial does not suggest this, but I used a clear window sheet over top of my labels and attached it with brads in all four corners. I used some natural twine looped under the sentiment circle which I affixed with large 3-D foam squares.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Fresh Asparagus
  • Stamps: GKD Frame & Flowers 1 and 2 stamp sets
  • Ink: SU Lost Lagoon (#133644), SU Coastal Cabana (#131175), SU Old Olive (#126953), SU Pear Pizzazz (#131180) 
  • Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
  • Accessories: #5418 Avery labels, SU Window Sheet #114323), teal brads, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in my make-your-own-background challenge this week over at StampTV! Any stamps, inks and embellishments can be used, but if you use GKD stamps exclusively, you play for a chance to win a grab bag of GKD goodies! Oh, so much fun! And remember, it's free to join StampTV! Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for a second faux tile project with more stamps from the Flowers & Frames StampTV kit that I'm posting separately! :)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, June 5, 2015

a thousand thanks

** 6/9/15 Featured Project at Little Red Wagon! **

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to share with you today another 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project. I created a mixed media canvas several weeks ago that I enjoyed so much, I just had to get out the supplies and do some more! I started another canvas this past weekend that's about half done... to be finished and posted soon... and created this mixed media card thank you card with watercolor, texture paste and stamping.

I used the absolutely gorgeous Clover crinkle ribbon from the Sunny Meadow Bundle. Green has been my favorite color since I can remember and sometimes I just can't get enough of it! I watercolored the background with a light green ink on watercolor paper, then mixed my texture paste with a little bit of medium green ink tapped onto my craft sheet that I "schloshed" onto a stencil, then finally randomly stamped the grunge effects in dark green ink. 


I layered a double row of the gorgeous green ribbon horizontally across the front just beneath the stenciled texture paste, added a multi loop bow and some sequins.


I also grunged up the inside and layered the stamped panel on some dark green cardstock.


Happy to enter my mixed media thank you card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper (#122959), Stampin' Up! Whisper White (#100730), Stampin' Up! Mossy Meadow (#133676)
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Lots of Thanks (#129690), Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge (#130517)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#126959), Stampin' Up! Garden Green (#126973), Stampin' Up! Mossy Meadow (#133645)
  • Accessories: 3 Girl JAM Clover ribbon from the Sunny Meadow Bundle, Hero Arts Zig Zag Stencil, Fun Foam, Glossy Accents, Stampin' Up! Frosted Sequins (3135835)

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! There are two ways to $AVE when you shop at 3 Girl JAM this month - use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order OR use code JUNE to add the gorgeous Sunny Meadow Bundle to your regular price order for just $1.00! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, June 1, 2015

One day in the country

Good morning, everyone! I'm happy to share with you my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #55 - Male Call! Our wonderful sponsors are Lawn Fawn, Imagine That! digis by Kris and Stamps on Fire! Come play with us - we want to see a masculine project this time!

I chose the awesome Cowboy Boot - Cactus Planter by Imagine That! digis by Kris for my cowboy birthday card. L.O.V.E. this image and really enjoyed putting this card together. I'm kinda sad, though, because I think I used the last piece of tan denim paper in my stash. I bought several packs of this paper a number of years ago after searching high and low for it, and I'm down to the last few sheets of mainly blue and some pink and green. I've thoroughly enjoyed it! ;)

I paired some die cuts with the matted image to keep this relatively simple. Masculine cards are very challenging for me. It's so difficult to not use girly papers, ribbon and bling but I think I've managed to do okay with this one! LOL!


This sentiment is an oldie and has been around a while, and goes very nicely with this awesome image. I can so relate! My hubby and I intend to retire out west one of these days and get away from the city life.


I kept the inside simple, as I usually do. I printed one of the digital sentiments included with the image set on a panel that I layered.


Proud to enter my cowboy card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Premium White, GKD Dark Chocolate, scraps of kraft, green and mustard from stash; tan denim paper from stash
  • Stamps: Cowboy Boot - Cactus Planter digital image and sentiment from Imagine That! digis by Kris
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB1, EB2, EB6, OR1, CT4, DG2, DG3
  • Dies: Spellbinders Postage Stamp, Lil Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag
  • Accessories: Mustard square eyelets

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and will be able to play in our masculine challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun stuff at Lawn FawnImagine That! digis by Kris and Stamps on Fire! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! :)
Hugs,
Leslie