Papercraft

Gecko Galz Design Team!

I have some wonderful news… I’ve been asked to join the Gecko Galz Design Team and I’m very excited about this opportunity! So many amazing digital products to work with – from collage sheets and paper packs to stamps and ephemera packs! Can’t wait to get started in September, which will be here before we know it! :)

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After several months of not having much mojo since my husband became critically ill in early March, I’m slowly feeling like crafting again. We closed on a house in early April (despite my husband still being very ill) and we really feel like we belong here. This house is just wonderful… it’s on 15 acres in the country with a separate workshop for him and a separate studio/craft room for me. He’s slowly progressing to the point where he’s able to ‘piddle’ in his workshop and my heart is full, so full that I feel like creating again. What a good feeling! So what better time to join a new DT than now!

We have monthly Customer Challenges over at the Gecko Galz Blog, so come on over and play! Looking forward to creating with this amazing team of designers!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT!

Hello, crafty peeps! The Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog Design Team has been announced! A huge thanks to everyone who applied! We are very blessed to have this amount of talent on the team and we can’t wait until our first challenge goes live on August 1st! Hope you will join us!

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Just to recap, our challenges will go from the 1st to the last day of every month, and will always be Anything Christmas Goes! The sky’s the limit – enter up to five different projects into each challenge!

Be sure to visit our sister blogs too – Love To Scrap Challenge BlogLove To Craft Challenge Blog, and Mix It Up Challenge Blog for more crafty fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Season’s Greetings Lamp Post

Hello, my crafty friends! We’re rockin’ right on into the middle of July with some warm weather and periodic rain showers, but our evenings/nights are in the low to mid 50s and I love it! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs blog and I’m excited to share my Season’s Greetings Lamp Post using the very awesome Holiday Lamp Post cut file which I’ve fallen madly in love with!

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The snowcapped lantern top comes off to add a battery-operated tea light. Unfortunately, I don’t have any but will update this post soon when I can add one. It looks very cool!

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I stamped a Christmas greeting on the sign in black ink and added a little sparkle overlay marker to the snowflake.

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I added some tiny red Dot Sparklers to the wreath and a larger green one to the bow for a little added interest. I also added sparkle overlay marker to the snow on the base of the lamp post. Love how this turned out and I can’t wait to display it on my desk at work during the holidays!
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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke cardstock; Strathmore 30# Translucent Vellum
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Holiday Lamp Post cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampendous Red and Green Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files over at Simply Crafty SVGs – you will fall in love with everything you see! And there are tons of freebies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

fluttering by…

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! I’m posting the new July Birthday Bash challenge today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail stamp setHero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts, Hero Arts Color Layering Inks: Dandelion, Ultra Pink and Black ink, and Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut. I really enjoyed creating this semi- clean and simple birthday card! I’m in love with the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets with dies and inks!

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I cut some patterned paper strips and inked them, which I adhered to the background panel along with a thin strip of black cardstock. I stamped the butterfly with the inks and cut it with the coordinating die, then slightly bent it to make it look like it’s fluttering off the card. I the stamped sentiment and then added pearlized Nuvo Crystal Drops to complete the background.

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I kept the inside fairly simple, as I usually do, with a stamped sentiment on a layered panel decorated with leftover strips of patterned paper and cardstock used on the front.

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One more look from an angle to see the ‘fluttering’ butterfly! ;)

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a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Inks: Dandelion, Ultra Pink and Black ink
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pineapple Punch DSP
Ink: Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops, Fiskars Corner Rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Busy Flower Flip Flop

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you’re having a great weekend! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #24 – July Anything Goes! I created another sandal for my paper shoe collection – crafted from some gorgeous but busy flowered patterned paper with an embossed sole!

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I used two coordinating papers from Dare 2B Artsy, and fussy cut several large flowers to create a layered piece to decorate the sandal.

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I used my flip flop template which is a freebie on my blog HERE. These little sandals are so flippin’ cute! I wish I could wear them, lol!

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And here’s the embossed sole. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ocean Mist cardstock, D2BA Blooms and Fields of Bloom papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories: Darice Chevron embossing folder, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

mixed media · Papercraft

be brave

Hi everyone! Woot-woot! Can you believe it’s July 1st?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #15 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! I inked around the edges with regular ink, I used texture paste with a stencil, I watercolored with distress inks, and I did a little stamping on my artsy-fartsy card. We are welcoming four new designers this month so be sure to pop over to see what they are all about! AND and we have a prize this month, donated from the personal stash of new designer, Cathy! Woo-hoo!

I’ve been out of the crafting groove for the past several months. Some of you may know that my husband became critically ill in late February/early March due to a brain bleed after biopsies of a brain lesion, and I lost all interest in crafting. Thank God he’s improving, and I feel like crafting again!

I had such a good time creating this! I started with a piece of plain ivory cardstock, patterned paper and dark teal cardstock, and distressed the edges of all the layers. Then I used texture paste and stencil, and after that dried, I added several colors of distress ink on my craft mat with water in the distress sprayer and smooshed the panel into the ink. I wrinkled it a bit while it was still wet, and then let it dry.

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Then I put the layers together and adhered them to the card base with foam tape for a little dimension. I affixed a zipper, a clock hand and some inked wooden cogs to the watercolored piece and adhered with foam tape to the layers on the card base. To finish the front, I flicked walnut stain distress ink mixed with water and then added some dark teal fabric flowers and the sentiment.

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Here are a couple angled shots so you can see the dimension. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out!

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I stamped an artsy-fartsy sentiment on the inside panel that I layered on dark teal cardstock and decorated with a leftover strip of patterned paper from the front.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Stamps: STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink, Ranger Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Small Talk sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist to get your mojo going but it’s not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Smile

Hi everyone! Here we are into July already… I keep saying it’ll be Christmas before we know it! LOL! Don’t slap me! A new challenge has launched this morning over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #111 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by the amazing CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and I used Sassy Smiles and Holly Jolly Borders stamp sets to create my clean and simple friendship card.

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I stamped the borders on a scrap piece of cardstock and colored them with a Spectrum Noir marker. I cut them out together and adhered them to the card base. I then stamped the large Smile greeting and affixed several sequins. Super simple!

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I stamped the sentiment on the inside panel which I layered on coordinating cardstock and decorated with a couple strips of the same. What a great sentiment! :D

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Here’s one final shot. I really love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sassy Smiles and Holly Jolly Borders stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir-BT7
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Pretty Pink Posh Peacock Feathers sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Be sure to check all the amazing goodies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig