Monday, February 29, 2016

Some buggie loves you! for LTSCB "Three's A Crowd" Blog Hop

** 3/15/16 Winner at Inky Chicks! **

We're turning THREE in March! Can you believe it?! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is proud to bring you our "Three's A Crowd!" Blog Hop to celebrate our third birthday! We're being sponsored by Your Next Stamp! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift card to use in the YNS Store! And as an extra added bonus, our challenge and blog hop participants may use code YNSLTS3 to receive 20% off their order - and this code is valid for the duration of our blog hop! How awesome is that?!

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

All of the LTSCB designers are creating BIRTHDAY inspiration projects for our blog hop. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a BIRTHDAY project for an extra entry into the drawing!

Now then, let me steer your attention to my project for a minute, lol! I chose the  absolutely a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. YNS Just Sitting Here stamp set to create my buggie birthday card! This isn't actually a birthday stamp set but is very versatile. Is this image the cutest ever, or what?! My first thought when I picked out this stamp set was how much I love this challenge blog and how much I love being a part of it and having watched it grow over the past three years! I couldn't be more proud of it and my design team!

I chose a mainly black, white and red color palette, and thought the pop of green really set it off. I love my Cheery Lynn Designs doily die and had it out for another project, so I cut a black one, lopped off the right side and embellished it with some tiny white flat-back pearls.

I created a pretty double loop bow from some red and white gingham, and added a gemstone to the center. I felt like the image itself needed a little extra something so I added a tiny silver paperclip.

I did the inside sentiment in black and red to go with the color scheme and matted the panel on red cardstock.

Happy to enter this card into these challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Premium White cardstock, DCWV Reds Stack cardstock, black cardstock scrap, swiss dots and houndstooth paper scraps
  • Stamps: YNS Just Sitting Here stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red ink (#126949), Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- CG1, CG2, DG2, IG1, DR6, DR7
  • Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn French Pastry die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
  • Accessories: YNS red Glittered Gumdrops, Stampin' Up! Hodgepodge clips (#133765), tiny white flat-back pearls, clear Wink of Stella, GKD red and white gingham ribbon, Queen & Co. Pave gemstone

Now let's get back to the blog hop! Here is the line-up:
                    Leslie (you're here)
Lillian A

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 on the way... the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the YNS gift certificate! And don't forget our challenge and blog hop participants may use code YNSLTS3 to receive 20% off your YNS order! Happy Hopping!
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Hi leslie fab card and cute image . Congrats on turning 3 where does time go. Hugs xx

  2. So adorable! The green does give it a pop...and I just think that little lady bug is so cute! Hugs, Robin

  3. So cute Leslie. Loving the cute bug and ribbon bow.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Stunning Card. Lovely Colours. Congrats on the 3th birthday of the blog.


  5. WOW! This card really caught my eyes.
    Congrats on the 3th birthday of the blog.

  6. This is just adorable! Fun hop today!!

  7. I love the combination of a black doily with houndstooth paper! So perfect for this cute image!

  8. Wonderful card design. So cute and love how you colored it.

  9. So sweet! Love your coloring!
    Congratulations on the 3-th birthday of the blog, Leslie!

  10. Aw, so cute! What a great image! I love punny sentiments - this is adorable! Your bling blow is gorgeous! Love your card! Thank you for a fun and inspirational blog hop!

  11. Adorable!!! Your cards are always beautiful and this one is no exception. Fab color scheme and all the little extras are perfect.

  12. What a darling card and image. Love the layout and colors. Happy birthday to your blog.

  13. Gorgeous card! Happy 3rd Birthday!

  14. Beautiful card Leslie, love the pretty designer paper and layout. Anet x

  15. OH now that is DARN adorable!! I'm loving a lot of YNS! And you are an enabler with darling card!!

  16. Congrats on the Third Birthday of your challenge, Leslie!! That stamp is super cute! Love your layout and paper selection. A+

  17. Cute, whimsical card and the verse is perfect with this. Black and red have always been striking together and this is no exception. Happy birthday and many more!

  18. AWE and this is a Super Cute buggie card at that!!!!

  19. This is so great with the black white and red combo looks so good together

  20. LOL, this is so cute. Beautiful card love the doily and different papers
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  21. That is a great stamp image and I love the b&w with the red for the card. The pop of green makes it stand out...although I am not sure the little bug was so pleased about being seen! lol So cute!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  22. What a nice stamp! I love your card.
    Lia, DT S4F

  23. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun :)

  24. Congratulations on your 3rd Challenge Blog Birthday :o) It's been a ride all these years. Love working with you. Your card is cute as a bug :o) This color combo is fabulous. Cheers to many more years :o)

  25. Great card and beautiful colors.
    Thank you for taking part in the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Agnieszka DT

  26. Leslie, fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy, My Blog
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs
    PDE Linky Party, Anything Goes Linky Party

  27. Love the black, withe and red. So adorable!

  28. OMG Leslie ... this is tooooo cute! Love your choice of patterns in the design ... really makes your image POP! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK SPRING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  29. This is such cute cas-style card. I like the green popping out.
    Happy birthday on the blog.
    Lovely greetings Michelle

  30. Happy third birthday! This card is super cute and a great design!
    Thanks for linking it up at our Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee! :o)

  31. Hi Leslie! I just adore your ladybug card! The patterns and colors look super together! I sure was thrilled to see you joining us over at Seize the Birthday for Anything Goes and hope to see more of your fabulous work!

  32. Adorable card. Love the sweet image and your coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  33. a lovely card, like the bold green colour,draws the eye to the design - thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl February 'use any image' challenge, best of luck, Mary x


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