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Paper Wings Productions Design Team!

Woo-hoo! Got some awesome news to share… it’s so hard keeping secrets and I can finally blab! I’ve joined the Paper Wings Productions design team! SO excited to be creating along side these wonderful ladies! Check out the official reveal post HERE!

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For my DT reveal project, I created a friendship card using the absolutely gorgeous Butterfly Panel Clear Stamp Set. I started by cutting a white card base and then cut two additional panels in a light purple cardstock and a darker shade of purple patterned paper which coordinates with the floral patterned paper strip I picked out for the inside. I used a scallop edge die to cut the bottom of the card base and the purple panels.

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I stamped the butterfly in Versamark on the light purple panel and heat embossed it in gold. I colored the flowers and butterfly with Zigs, and then adhered the layered panels on top of each other.

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I stamped the verse on a white panel, trimmed it, embellished it with a strip of the darker purple patterned paper used on the front and layered it on a piece of dark purple cardstock. I adhered the floral paper to the inside bottom so it would peek out from underneath the scalloped edge on the front. I finished the front with several dots of purple Crystal Drops.

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And here’s one final shot of the verse. I just love this!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge – :#162 – Use A Stamp or Digi Image
Not Just Cards: #47 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #10 – Clean and Simple
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White, Lovely Lavendar and Wild Orchid cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Butterfly Panel Clear Stamp Set
Ink: Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Pink, Dark Pink, Lilac and Purple; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Accessories: Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s DT reveal project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Hero Arts Peacock hello

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had a good week! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set, Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks and Versamark. I’ve created an all-occasion card in one of my (many) favorite color combos of blue and green, and this card could be used for birthday, encouragement or just because. These color layering stamps and accompanying sentiments are amazing!

Before I get to my project details, we’ve had quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets sell out recently and this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

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I created the background by stamping a peacock feather and several swirl designs in Versamark randomly over a piece of green cardstock which I layered on silver mirror cardstock. It’s been a long while since I’ve used Versamark as a watermark and I really like the look! Next, for the focal image, I stamped the peacock and simple sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it and layered it on silver mirror cardstock and then on a navy blue panel with a scallop border on each side. I centered this on the watermark background and then adhered the panel to the card base.

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I decorated the inside panel with two narrow strips of navy blue cardstock, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on green cardstock. I’m really loving how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #162 – Fave Color Combo (blue and green)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #170 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #47 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #25 – Anything Goes

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Ink: Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks, Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White, Night of Navy and Garden Green cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scallop Border Punch

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Bright and Beautiful this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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There is still time to play! :)

Hey everybody! There’s still time to play in LTSCB #100 – Kidz Rule! – the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog’s 100th challenge! We sure couldn’t have done it without all our challenge participants and wonderful sponsors!

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Link up your kid/child project for a chance to win a prize to commemorate this milestone! And be sure to Like Us on Facebook! A randomly drawn challenge participant AND a randomly drawn Facebook liker will win! Woot-woot!

The winners will be announced on the 5th along with the challenge winners and design team favorites!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

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Hero Arts Butterflies just flitting by

** 8/20/17 Winner at Dragonfly Journeys! **

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set along with the Neon Ink Cubes (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink) and Intense Black ink. In keeping with our “Bright and Beautiful” challenge this month, I created a clean and simple note card. OMG, talk about some inky fun! These stamps and inks are amazing!

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I stamped the butterfly and sentiment on a die cut and layered it on white fun foam. I did manage to use all four of the Neon inks in the set on this card and got a bonus fifth color of purple on the butterfly by stamping blue over the pink. How cool is that?! Using the direct-to-paper technique, I inked three strips of cardstock in blue, green and orange, and trimmed them in varying widths to adhere diagonally across the bottom half of the card base. I finished the front with some drops of Morning New Crystal Drops which dries clear and gives some awesome texture. I left the inside blank since this is a note card.

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I’d love to enter this note card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #50 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: August Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays: #180 – Friendship
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #375 – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Crafty Creations: #348 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #64 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges: #93 – Add A Butterfly/Butterflies
Daisy Chain Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #98 – Keen on Neon
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #361 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes With Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #63 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1733 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #256 – Anything Goes or Inspired by a Song
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Add A Sentiment
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #10 – Clean and Simple
Try It On Tuesday: In My Garden
Tuesday Throwdown: #356 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #296/297 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Neon Ink Cubes (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink); Hero Arts Intense Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Notebook Basic die
Accessories:  White Fun Foam, Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this neon bright card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is “Bright and Beautiful” this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Hero Arts Water Lilies Thinking of you

** 8/16/17 Top Pick at Sunny Day Crafting! **
** 8/18/17 Winner at QKR Stampede! **
** 8/24/17 Winner at CAS-ual Fridays! **

Hi everyone! A very happy Friday to you all! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp setHero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies Frame CutsVersamark and Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder. I created a pretty CAS friendship card with a circular aperture cut in the front flap of the card base. I’m really loving my clean and simple creations these days, lol!

Before I get to my project details, I want to mention that quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card. It’s been quite a while since I’ve created a card with an aperture and I totally envisioned this gorgeous water lily and some lily pads peeking out of the opening, so that’s exactly where I went with my design.

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I stamped the water lily in shades of pink/pinkish-red and several lily pads in shades of green, and cut them all out with the coordinating frame cuts dies. I cut a scalloped frame from gingham paper to go around the outside of the opening matching the colors of ink used to stamp the water lily.

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I adhered several lily pads beneath the water lily (which I popped up on foam pads) inside the opening, along with several sequins, and a couple lily pads on the front. I heat embossed the sentiment in black embossing powder.

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Here is a shot of the inside of the card after all the elements were adhered.

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And one final shot showing the little bit of dimension beneath the water lily. I sure love how this turned out! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals: #53 – Pretty Pastels
CAS-ual Fridays: #180 – Friendship
Come and Get It Challenges: Time To Die (die cuts)
CRAFT Challenge: #428 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: #329 – Bye-Bye Summer
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
House of Cards: August Challenge – Floral Images and/or Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #63 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1732 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #256 – Anything Goes or Inspired by Music
Stamping Sensations: August Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: #47 – F is for Flowers
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #10 – Clean and Simple
Use Your Stuff: #274 – Inspired by a Quote
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies (special order at no extra cost)
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy ink; Ranger Fossilized Amber distress ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies Frame Cuts, MB Stitched Circle Layers, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX
Accessories: Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Bright and Beautiful this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Hero Arts Hydrangea note cards (set of 4)

Hi everyone! It’s almost Friday, lol! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangeas stamp setHero Arts Hydrangea Layering inks, Hero Arts Hydrangea Frame Cuts and Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I created a gorgeous set of four CAS note cards that are blank on the inside.

Before I get to my project details, I want to mention that quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

These cards were super easy. I stamped the hydrangea twice in the light and dark purple inks in the layering ink set, then twice again in the light and dark blue inks (also in the ink set), and cut them all with the coordinating frame cut die. I then stamped four sets of leaves in light and medium green inks, and cut those with the coordinating frame cut dies.

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I used the positive and negative edges from the notebook border die cuts that I used as a strip accent beneath the hydrangeas. The positive edge is what the border is supposed to look like when it’s cut, and the negative edge is what’s leftover – which I turned upside down for a little interest on two of the cards. I added the hydrangeas on top of the strip and then finished the card fronts with random dots of Crystal Drops.

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Happy to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges: Time To Die (die cuts)
CRAFT Challenge: #428 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: #329 – Bye-Bye Summer
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
House of Cards: August Challenge – Floral Images and/or Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #63 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #169 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1732 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #255 – Anything Goes or Make It Humorous
Stamping Sensations: August Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: #47 – F is for Flowers
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/ option of Girly
Use Your Stuff: #274 – Inspired by a Quote
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #196 – Photo Inspiration (colors)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU  Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangeas stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Ink: Hero Arts Hydrangea Layering inks, Hero Arts Intense Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Hydrangea Frame Cuts, Taylored Expressions Notebook Border die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Bottle Green and Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Bright and Beautiful this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

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100th Challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!

LTSCB #100 – Kidz Rule! marks our 100th challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, and we couldn’t have done it without all our wonderful participants and sponsors! So, to commemorate, we’ll be giving away prizes to a randomly drawn challenge participant AND a randomly chosen Facebook liker!

Come on over and play with us in our 100th challenge and be sure to like us on Facebook, too! I’ll announce the winners on the 5th along with our challenge Winners and DT Favorites!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig