Monday, July 4, 2016

Reach For The Stars

Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July if you're in the States and celebrating Independence Day! Can't believe this holiday is already here... now the rest of the year will literally fly by! HA - as if the first half hasn't already! It's time for another fun challenge Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #81 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! We're being sponsored this time by The Paper ShelterAll Dressed Up Stamps and Little Blue Button Stamps! Come on over and play - we want to see a project with at least one star on it! And we have some great news to share - we're increasing the number of allowed entries from three to five per challenge! Woot-woot! That means more chances to win!

I chose the absolutely adorable 'Rag Doll Sweetheart Stars Watching' digi from Little Blue Button Stamps for my card. I was actually thinking graduation when I started it, but this card really could be used for any milestone event. I had such a good time putting it all together. I inked the background piece with distress inks, then dropped several plain water splatters from my fingers along with smaller splatters of watered-down walnut stain distress ink from a brush. I inked all the elements with chalk ink.

I cut a portion of the rag doll's skirt and feet and slid several layers of grass under her. I added several stars, some crochet lace and a 'phat' orange bow. ;)

For the inside, I inked edges with the chalk ink and adhered some leftover strips of the inked background used on the front, along with a couple glitter stars and a stamped sentiment.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Dark Chocolate cardstock
  • Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps Rag Doll Sweetheart Stars Watching digital image, Leave Memories With One Stamp
  • Ink: Ranger distress ink- Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Walnut stain; Invild Bolme Knotted Wood chalk ink, Spectrum Noir- FS2, FS3, FS4, TN2, TN6, TN9, GB8, GB10
  • Dies/Punches: Precious Marieke Grass Border die
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! star punch, MISTI, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Label Letters, WOC crochet lace, orange grosgrain bow, Doodlebug Design mini pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and found a little inspiration to create a project for our 'star' challenge this time! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at The Paper ShelterAll Dressed Up Stamps and Little Blue Button Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Aw, such a nice creation, Leslie, and the inside looks great, also. Very sweet with all the little added embellishments to your card design.

  2. This is adorable, cute and just creative! Love the star bottons.

  3. Leslie this is just stunning! I love the feel of this much peace and serenity. Hugs, Robin

  4. Sweet adorable card! Fabulous coloringn and I love the vintage look of your card!

  5. Gorgeous card! The rustic colors are beautiful. Very clever on the skirt and how you did that :o)

  6. This is awesome Leslie! Love your background and how you placed her in the 'grass' ... FANTASTIC, peaceful creation! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Sweet image, fabulous design. Love the colour combo and that bow! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  8. Very cute! I love how you added the grass; it really adds such a great touch.

  9. Lovely card, Leslie. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

  10. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria

  11. Another wonderful creation! I love design and image!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge July ATG.

  12. Super beautiful. Love your image and how you have created your design around your image. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  13. Very beutiful !!! A wonderful make !! Love The colours you have used
    Thank you so much for play Along in our challenge at Scrappers Delight this time. I hope you join again next challenge.
    HUGS :0) Cicci, DT Scrappers Delights
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    Scrappers Delights

  14. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  15. Very nice! Lovely image and embellishments.
    Thanks for playing with us at Card mania challenges!

  16. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at The Sisters of Craft.
    Good luck and hoop to see you next time as well!
    Hugs, Jacqueline (DT)

  17. Beautiful. So many details and the colors are beautiful too.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Laine DT for

  18. Beautiful card.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Laine DT for

  19. Beautiful card and love the image too!!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Laine DT for

  20. beautiful creation and thanku for joining us, goodluck with your entry
    Kristyn DT

  21. hi Leslie,
    Another lovely card, I love the main image and the button stars look fantastic. This card would certainly make someone's day.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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