Monday, December 15, 2014

Celebrate good times

Hi everyone! I think Mother Nature is trying to fool us... we've only had a few wintery days so far. It's been unseasonably warm here in north Florida and it doesn't even feel like Christmas is upon us! But warm or cold, I'm happy to share my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #44 - When Nature Calls! We want to see your projects depicting something found in nature - living or inanimate. Come play with us! We're being sponsored this time by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

I chose the awesome Cats digital stamp and matching papers from Coosty Creations with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet for my monochromatic birthday card. I matted all the layered elements on gray and then black cardstock. Love, love, love! This was such a joy to make with the matching stamp and papers, and super easy!


I stamped the front sentiment in black ink, matted it on black cardstock and popped it onto the focal image at angle. I used some gray and white polka dotted buttons in the upper right corner, and created a bow out of gray wrinkled ribbon topped with a large flat-back pearl.


I kept the inside simple with a stamped birthday sentiment on a panel matted on gray cardstock.


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

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; Colorbok textured gray cardstock; Marco's black cardstock
  • Cats Digital Stamp and Paper Pack from Coosty Creations with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
  • GKD Stamper's Favorites stamp set (front sentiment)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • GKD Signs of Spring stamp set (inside sentiment)
  • Buttons from Papermania Capsule Collection
  • Prairie Bird Boutique gray wrinkled ribbon

I hope you've been inspired to create a project featuring something found in nature, whether it's living or inanimate! And be sure to check out all the fun digital images at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Merry & Bright

I spent a some time in the scrap room today making a few Christmas cards. The hubby left Friday to work out of town for a couple days, so I had the whole day to myself. I created a couple fun shadow box cards - a nativity scene and a winter village scene - for my boss and a co-worker which I created with Silhouette cut files. So, when I was done with them, I got out some ornament dies, alcohol inks and UTEE, and created a CAS mixed media Christmas card in non-traditional colors. Wow, what a bright and shiny ornament!


And you know the entire time I sang "White Christmas" in my head... "may your days be merry and bright..." So of course I HAD to use the sheet music embossing folder!


And here's a peek at the inside - a simple sentiment stamped in the tangerine ink. Had to keep the non-traditional color thing going! ;)


I'm happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock; orange cardstock (old stash)
  • GKD Merry & Bright stamp set duo (front sentiment)
  • GKD Winter Cheer (inside sentiment)
  • Spellbinders Mix-n-Match Ornaments dies
  • Tim Holtz distressing tool and felt pad
  • Ranger Adirondack alcohol ink - Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Lettuce and Gold Mixative
  • Versamark
  • UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel)
  • Memento Tangelo ink
  • GKD gold cording
  • Darice Sheet Music embossing folder
  • Orange Queen & Co. Goosebumps gemstones
  • Large yellow flat-back pearl

Well, this is it from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sunflowers Note Card

Hi everyone! Several weeks ago one of my cards was a Featured Creation over at Scrapping4fun Challenges, so I'm happy to share that I'm guesting for them again, this time in Challenge #32 - Winter or Summer!


When I think of Summer, I don't necessarily think of water... I almost always think of sunflowers and hummingbirds, so that's the theme I went with for my note card. This is actually the second one like this I've made, so it came together very quick and easy!

I grabbed some gorgeous K & Co. double-sided papers with a foliage theme for the background and layered element. I stamped a sunflower border onto some water color paper, colored them with distress markers, and then matted all the elements on gold metallic cardstock.


I used a length of some gorgeous yellow wrinkled ribbon across the front in a horizontal fashion, created a big bow and attached a hummingbird charm. I left the inside blank to use as a note card.


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

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; Marco's Metallic Gold cardstock
  • K & Co. TC Foliage double-sided papers; Ranger water color paper
  • The Stamp Doctor Sunflowers Border stamp
  • Ranger Wild Honey and Peeled Paint distress markers
  • Yellow Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon
  • Fire Mountain Gems hummingbird charm
  • Large yellow flat-back pearls

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

All that glitters is snow

Hi everyone! Well, we're another week closer to Christmas and it sure has come fast! It's time for another fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more - our last one of the year - and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for CCM #129 - Christmas. We're being sponsored this time by Sir Stampalot, and our wonderful (and I mean wonderful) teammie, Kim Reygate, is giving a fabulous bag of craft goodies! So come play with us! It's an easy one... we want to see a Christmas project!

Several weeks ago, I ordered a Crafters Companion Christmas magazine that included a bunch of neat Christmas papers, an embossing folder, dies, and a clear stamp set. So I thought I'd put some of it to good use on this Christmas card. I started by embossing the snowflake background, then progressed with several strips of torn cardstock to create snowbanks.


After cutting the whimsical snowman and his dog, I sponged some Memento Grey Flannel ink on them while still in the dies. I dotted their eyes with a slightly darker gray marker and then popped the die cuts onto the background piece with dimensional foam pads. I had a wire Christmas tree with colorful beads in my stash from many years ago, and thought it would lend just a pop of color to this white on white card. I adhered a tiny clear gemstone to the center of each snowflake on the embossed background with Glossy Accents.


I stamped the front sentiment in the gray ink, added some white cotton lace, then matted the background piece on some gray shimmer cardstock that matched the ink perfectly. I added a white bow and some flat-back pearls.


I decorated the inside a bit different this time by embossing a strip of white cardstock and adding a small scalloped border cut from the gray shimmer cardstock. I stamped the inside sentiment in the gray ink and matted the panel on more of the gray shimmer cardstock.


Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock: DCWV Gray Shimmer cardstock; The Paper Cut White Gold Metallic cardstock
  • Crafters Companion Snowflake Flutter embossing folder
  • Crafters Companion The Snowman and The Snowdog dies
  • Crafters Companion Christmas stamp set
  • Memento Grey Flannel ink
  • Spectrum Noir: IG4
  • Making Memories Christmas 1 wire shapes
  • Tiny clear gemstones
  • Glossy Accents
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon white cotton lace (from the October Club assortment)
  • White grossgrain ribbon bow
  • Flat-back pearls
  • SNS small scalloped border die

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create a Christmas project for our challenge this time! It very well could be another Christmas card marked off your list! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Cheer

** 12/8/14 Top Pick at Love To Create Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! OMG, I've been having some awesome fun in the scrap room here lately! I'm so proud to share my scalloped rocking card - my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #43 - Shape Shift! We're being sponsored this time by the wonderful Lacy Sunshine Stamps and A Day For Daisies! Come play with us! We want to see your shaped card or project - no plain rectangle or square projects this time!

I chose the absolutely adorable Frosty Snowflake Fairy digi from A Day For Daisies for the focal image on my card. I purchased the scalloped rocking card cut file from the Silhouette store and I love it! I can see a few more of these in my future! ;) I chose some gorgeous GKD snowflake paper and cardstock to decorate the card base.


I dug into the scrap bin for some red cardstock to cut my flourish and mat the front sentiment. Yesssss... another couple pieces gone outta the scrap bin! I added a GKD snowflake eyelet to the lower left corner of the sentiment flag, along with some pretty WOC paper flowers and pearl sprays to complete the front.


I kept the inside simple, as I usually do, with just a stamped sentiment.


Proud to enter this Christmas card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury White and Christmas Pine cardstock; scraps of GKD Cherry Red cardstock
  • GKD Winter Cheer 6x6 patterned paper
  • Silhouette scalloped rocking card cut file
  • A Day For Daisies Frosty Snowflake Fairy digital image
  • Copics: E000/00, G20, Y21, YG61/63
  • Spellbinders Classic Circles die
  • GKD Winter Cheer stamp set
  • Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
  • MISTI
  • Magnolia Doohickeys Swirl die
  • Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers and pearl sprays
  • GKD Snowflake eyelet
  • Wink of Stella
  • Sharpie White paint marker, fine point

I hope you've found some inspiration to join us this time for our shaped card challenge! And be sure to check out all the goodies in the Lacy Sunshine Stamps and A Day For Daisies shops! You'll definitely fine something fun to play with! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie