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CAS Coffee

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m back with another post on this fine Friday to share another coffee-themed project I created for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop!

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a2z Scrapbooking is once again a Super Sponsor! I’m really stoked to create a project using a Hero Arts image as I’m a new DT member and will begin creating with this amazing team on July 1st! There are tons of sponsors for this hop, and all of them are offering amazing prizes!

I created a fun CAS note card using the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Coffee and Latte Digital Kit. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try to make cards with less dimension, and I’ve been doing pretty well… I love me some layers and big bows so this has been a challenge, lol!

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I printed the to-go cup on the card base and again on a piece of scrap cardstock along with the sentiment, then fussy cut them and used a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges to get rid of any traces of the white cardstock. I colored the band and a tiny pre-tied bow with a few Spectrum Noir markers. I popped the sentiment up on some dimensional tape and finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Oh, and I rounded two of the corners of the card base for a little interest. :)

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Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Coffee and Latte Digital Kit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Spectrum Noir- BT1, BT2, BT4
Accessories: Fiskars corner rounder, Pretty Pink Posh Peacock Feathers sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project, and I wish you a load of good luck if you link up a project in this amazing hop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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breakfast poured

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a great week! I’m popping in this morning to share a project I created specifically for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop! Dare 2B Artzy is a Super Sponsor again this time and I’m really excited about participating in this hop as I wasn’t able to participate in the Spring one. There are a ton of sponsors, all offering amazing prizes!

I created a fun ‘to-go’ coffee cup shaped card using Dare 2B Artzy Bright Pumpkin and Pomegranate papers, Hug in a Mug stamp set, Totally Black ink and the tiny coffee bean die from the Mug die set. This is the second coffee cup shaped card I’ve made and I’m so smitten! Fun, fun, fun! :)

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The front and inside sentiments are from the Dare 2B Artzy Hug in a Mug stamp set. I cut the front sentiment with a new MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangles die and embellished it with several tiny flat-back pearls. Love my stitched dies!

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I stamped a couple rows of coffee beans on the bottom half of the cup, and adhered several die cut coffee beans randomly across both rows for a little interest. I also used a piece of the strip from the top of the Bright Pumpkin paper which I embellished with several more of those tiny flat-back pearls. I always tell everyone to save those strips and use them on your projects because they coordinate perfectly with either side of the paper… that’s why they’re there! ;)

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I kept the inside simple, as I usually do, with a stamped sentiment and a couple of those adorable die cut coffee beans. Loving how this turned out!

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Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Bright Pumpkin and Pomegranate paper (both from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack)
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Hug in a Mug stamp set
Ink: Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink, Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Dare 2B Artzy Mug die, MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangle die
Accessories:  Inky Impressions Butterscotch Flat Back Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project, and good luck if you link up a project in this amazing hop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Here’s to another year

** 7/2/17 DT Favorite at Crafting When We Can! **
** 7/2/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft! **

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Saturday – here’s to an awesome and crafty weekend! Our June challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m excited to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #126 – Girls, Girls, Girls! This is my last post for Let’s Craft and Create, and I’ve truly enjoyed my time with this amazing team. Thank you, Mary, for your wonderful leadership and support! We’ll see all you ladies around blogland! <3

You know how I love fancy folds and I’ve created another Z-box card. These are so much fun! I used the amazing Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures stamp set along with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. I also used some new floral papers that I’ve fallen in love with!

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I leaned toward a shabby chic style for this card, using lots of girly elements like glitter paper, flowers and lace, and distressing all the elements.

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I used my stitched oval dies along with a new Party Banner die. I created a bouquet of balloons secured with a bow.

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Here’s a side view showing more sentiments. :)

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And here’s an overhead view so you can see the awesome construction. Love this fold!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #46 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #182 – Bingo + A Sentiment (Pattern Paper/Stamped Image/Favorite Color)
Brown Sugar Challenges: #255 – Anything Goes
Craft Mania: #93 – Buttons and/or Bows
Crafting When We Can: #146 – Shabby Chic
Crafty Catz: #375 – Anything Goes w/optional Spots and Stripes
Crafty Gals Corner: #127 – Vintage
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: June Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #157 – Die Cuts, Chipboard and/or Punches
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #355 – Vintage
Happy Little Stampers: June Anything Goes with Dies
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #130 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #45 Summer Challenge – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1724 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: June Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #248 – Anything Goes or twist of Quilting/Stitching (real or faux)
Rubbernecker Challenge: #11 – Summer Time!
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #92 – Different Shape and Folds
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #8 – Dies and/or Punches
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #37 – Anything Goes w/ option of Summer Colors
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Your Imagination
Word Art Wednesday: #286/287 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #192 – Photo Inspiration

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Sahara Sand and Melon Mambo cardstock, DCVW Glitzy Pastels stack and Glitzy Glitter stack, Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: SU Balloon Adventures stamp set
Ink: SU Melon Mambo ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, Sharpie white paint pen
Dies/Punches: MB Stitched Oval Layers dies, Little Miss Muffet Party Banner die, SU Balloon Bouquet Punch
Accessories:  Darice foam, MISTI, Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers, ticket ephemera from stash, WOC ivory cotton lace, Recollections flowers, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to enter a girly project into our challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Only Worry in the World

** 6/19/17 Winner at Rubbernecker Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you have had a great week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Flip Flops stamp set, and Margarita Lime, Midnight Blue and Paradise ink, as well as a thin strip of the reverse side of the Chevron paper used on the inside. A green and blue color combo has always been one of my favorites!

This clean and simple card was a breeze to make – I love quick and easy cards. I’m hopeful that my friend will love it as much as I do! I stamped the beach chair in the Margarita Lime ink and the sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink. I adhered the stamped panel to some fun foam for a little dimension and layered it on a blue panel which I adhered to the card base.

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I colored in the word “Tide” with a Spectrum Noir marker and added a few sequins matching the colors used on the inside.

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The inside shows off a strip of the reverse side of the Chevron paper, a stamped sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink and flip flops stamped in the Paradise ink. I colored in the polka dots on the flip flops with the same Spectrum Noir marker used on the front and added some tiny dots in the center like the patterned paper. :)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #355 – Summer Fun Activities
A Bit More Time To Craft: #46 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges: #255 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #375 – Anything Goes w/optional Spots and Stripes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Summer Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #130 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #165 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #48 – At The Beach
Not Just Cards: #45 Summer Challenge – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1724 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: June Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #248 – Anything Goes or twist of Quilting/Stitching (real or faux)
Rubbernecker Challenge: #11 – Summer Time!
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #37 – Anything Goes w/ option of Summer Colors
Use Your Stuff: #267 – Use Warm, Summer Colors
Word Art Wednesday: #286/287 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Jelly Bean Green cardstock, SU Night of Navy cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- IB2, Copic black multi-liner pen
Accessories:  Assorted blue and green sequins, fun foam, MISTI

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a2z Scrapbooking Design Team!

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Woo-hoo! I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited to join the a2z Scrapbooking design team! I’ll soon be playing with lots of Hero Arts products and I’m BEYOND excited!

Be sure to visit the a2z Scrapbooking store where you’ll find new releases, mystery boxes, sales and all kinds of crafty goodies. Proceeds from the store benefit Celiac & Behcets Awareness! How awesome is that?!

Come join in the fun monthly challenges at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog, AND be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you can stay on top of all the news!

I’ll be back on the 1st with my debut project for our July challenge! Can’t wait! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Wishing You Comfort

** 6/15/17 DT Favorite Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **
** 6/16/17 Top 3 at Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog! **

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Wishing You Comfort stamp set, Wild Orchid Ink, Leaf Background die and a scrap of Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper. I created a pretty sympathy card.

Isn’t this leaf background die just gorgeous?! I love purple so I used two contrasting shades for this card. I placed a layer of vellum with tiny flowers between the lighter die cut piece and the darker bottom piece. I stamped the sentiment in white dye ink and added a pretty dotted double-loop bow.

I decorated the inside with a scrap of the Wild Orchid paper and thin strip of dark purple cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in Wild Orchid ink. Sympathy cards aren’t easy for me but I’m really loving how this turned out.

I’d love to share this card in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #15 – Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge Blog: June Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #342 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #125 – Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog: Fabulously Floral
Craft-Dee BowZ: June Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Creative Inspirations: #276 – Your Favorite Things (cardstock, dies/cut files)
Die Cuttin’ Divas: #319 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #129 – Anything Goes (no shaker)
International Art & Soul: #9 – Stitching (Real or Faux)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1722 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #246 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #165 – Monochromatic Theme with Ribbon or Lace
Tuesday Throwdown: #345 – Stitching
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #22 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! You’re going to love everything you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, GKD Wild Lilac cardstock, SU Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum cardstock, SU Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack
Ink: Sweet Stamps white dye ink
Accessories: Studios Blackbird dotted ribbon

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Gadgets Caddy

Hey friends! Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun crafty weekend in store! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the June Father’s Day/Masculine but Not a Card challenge! I’ve been playing with my Scan N Cut again, and used the awesome 3-Pocket Caddy cut file from Creations by AR to create this fun little Gadgets Caddy for my hubby’s desk. I’m so tickled with how this turned out! What a great little Father’s Day gift! ;)

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One amazing thing (among many) is the ability to scan something into the Scan N Cut and then cut it out, which is what I did with the letters spelling ‘gadgets.’ I enlarged the AR Christy font to 58 pts in Word which I printed on cardstock, scanned the sheet and cut the letters out.  I adhered them to the oval which is actually one of the negative-space pieces from the handle! Yep, I use those scraps whenever possible! I added a tiny paperclip and adhered the oval to the front with foam strips. ;)

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The paper is from the Crafters Companion Just For Men Urban Collection 6×6 paper pad. I inked the edges of all the paper pieces with Walnut Stain distress ink.

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This caddy has three pockets (partitions) which will be great for holding all the little gadgets on my hubby’s desk. Can’t wait to give it to him! ;)

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Happy to share this project in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #253 – Celebrations
Craft Rocket Challenges: #38 – For The Men/Boys
Crafting By Designs: June Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Not A Card
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – June Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #276 – Your Favorite Things (cardstock, dies/cut files)
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #44 – One For The Boys – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #17 – Masculine
QKR Stampede: #246 – Anything Goes
The Male Room: #61 – Stash (die cuts)
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Crafters Companion Just For Men Urban Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Creations by AR 3-Pocket Caddy cut file
Ink: Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: AR Christy 58-pt font alphabet letters, mini paperclip

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this little project and will consider linking up a masculine project for Father’s Day that is not a card! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig