sorry for the loss of your furry friend

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Allie’s Scrap Shop is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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I created my first-ever pet sympathy card, and although it’s not something anyone wants to ever go through, I really love how it turned out and would be proud to give it away. Thank you, Laura, for another fantastic sketch!

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I used two Paper Smooches stamp sets to create the background following the sketch, stamping in neutral colors with just a pop of red. I layered the panel on red cardstock and added a few sequins in keeping with the sketch. I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment.

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Here’s one more look… love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Colorbok Primary Red cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cosmos and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand and Real Red ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice 5mm Gold Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Allie’s Scrap Shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Feel Better

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day (says the camel… lol!) Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a super sweet get well box card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Orchid Box Card cut file. I just love it!

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The sky is the limit as far as color combos and occasions go – these orchids are so versatile… get well, birthday, thinking of you, missing you… the list goes on!

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Here’s an overhead shot so you can see the construction. Pretty cool, huh?!

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One final shot of the box card flattened and ready to be put in an envelope. Love that it folds flat for mailing! Super happy with how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: White Clear Path Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fresh Florals DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sassy Salutations stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink, Versamark Dazzle
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Orchid Box Card cut file, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hot Pink Glitter Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty orchid box card… I sure enjoyed making it! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I Love You

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our March ATC Challenge is Hearts and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!


I created my first-ever coin and I’m loving the coin paired with the Hearts theme this month! I used two coordinating patterned papers, a couple die cuts and some tiny punched hearts.

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I colored the dots on the top portion of the coin with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I thought some shimmer would give this coin a little interest. I stamped ‘I Love You’ over the top of the stamped and die cut string of hearts, and then added a die cut arrow and a few tiny punched hearts.

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One final look… I’m really loving how this turned out. Not bad for a first attempt, eh?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White, Stampin’ Up 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper, DCWV Shimmer Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Strawberry Slush ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Love Notes thinlits dies, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch (tiny hearts)
Accessories: Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

 

 

life was meant for a great adventure

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #87 – Men and Boys! The twist this month is to use a staple or clothespin, or both! And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 gift voucher (via PayPal or direct to online store)… so let’s see what you got! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite!

I created a masculine birthday card using papers, focal image and banner sentiment from Polly’s Paper Studio along with a small piece of corrugated paper, a Tim Holtz paper doll and Small Talk Stickers sentiment, and some wooden gears. Of course, I played the twist with the use of a regular staple. ;)

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I believe I mentioned last month that the best aspect of being on this design team is no stamping is allowed. It really IS a challenge to intentionally create a project without using any stamps and once I picked out all the elements I wanted to use, I had a great time putting this card together!

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I kept the inside simple with just the use of the banner sentiment on a layered panel.

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And one last look… I really love how this turned out! And how about that dimension?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick and regular cardstock, Darice teal premium cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio Masculine Variety papers, focal image and banner sentiment
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls and Small Talk Stickers, Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Darice Foamies black foam, regular stapler with staple

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello, baby…

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week! This month’s Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is live and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

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I created a super adorable baby card for my son and daughter-in-law who are expecting a baby girl next month! THIS Grammy is excited, lol! So I thought it only fitting to create something over-the-top cute!

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I used a new sleeping baby die set that I got a few weeks back. I cut all the pieces from thick white cardstock, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and then adhered them to a die cut stitched oval which I layered on a die cut stitched rectangle. The card base, rectangle and oval die cuts were cut from an A2 stitched scallop card base die set which I’ve had in my die stash for a while and just love.

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I cut a plain white stitched rectangle for the inside, stamped a sentiment in black ink and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

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One more look… love, love, love! Can’t wait for my sweet little granddaughter to arrive!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen 6×6 Rainbow Petite Prints paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Baby Bear stamp set
Ink: White StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS7, FS8, GB3, GB4, EB3, EB6, IG3, PP2, PP3, PP4, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Inc Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Cottage Cutz Baby Sleeping on Moon die set
Accessories:  TimHoltz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this baby card and will link up an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Call Me! note card

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week has started off well! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our January Tag It challenge! We’d love to see you create a tag or use tag(s) on your project! I created a fun retro note card featuring an old rotary-dial phone using October Afternoon products.

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The background pieces, phone dial and tags are lightly inked with distress ink. I layered all the elements and popped the tags up on foam tape for  a little dimension.

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I layered the inside panel on light turquoise cardstock and embellished it with some coordinating October Afternoon stickers.

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One more look… this was a quick note card that went together very easily. Love me some October Afternoon!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper Black cardstock, October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk Paper Pack, Blurbs and Double Take Stickers
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Ink: Ranger Black Soot distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Bo Bunny Doily, Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed my note card and will link up a tag this month or a project using tag(s)! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog’s 6th Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge!

Hi everyone! The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning SIX this month! To celebrate our birthday, please join us for our Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge that’ll last six days (March 4-9), with six sponsors and six prizes! These are our fabulous sponsors:

Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prize: $12 gift certificate

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Prize: $25 prize code

Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps
Prize: 2 digital images of choice

Fred She Said Designs
$10 gift certificate CAD

Lawn Fawn
Prize: $25 gift certificate

STAMPlorations
Prize: $25 coupon code

As you hop, be sure to leave each designer some love and collect a letter on each blog. Several blogs will have two letters. Once you have collected all the letters, unscramble them and email your guess to ltscb@mail.com. We’ll throw all the correct guesses into a hat and randomly draw six winners! The winners will be announced on the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog on March 15th!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating Anything Goes inspiration projects. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up an Anything Goes project for an EXTRA entry into the drawing! Just be sure to use the same email address to email your guess and to link up your project so we can make sure you’re given two entries!

Let me side-track you for a moment and share all six of the cards I created especially for our blog hop, one for each sponsor!

First up is a pretty friendship card featuring Rose Vases digital image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps! See full blog post HERE2019_0303001a

Next we have a purplicious birthday card featuring the Whole Shebang clear stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! See full blog post HERE.
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And here we have a fun anniversary card featuring the Ballroom Brenda digital image from Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps! See full blog post HERE.
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Next up is a super cool dude card featuring Afternoon Ride pre-colored digital image from Fred, She Said! See full blog post HERE.
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Up next is a most adorable thank you card featuring the One in a Chameleon clear stamp set and matching One in a Chameleon lawn cuts from Lawn Fawn! See full blog post HERE.
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And finally we have a gorgeous friendship card featuring A Girl and Her Shoes clear stamp set from STAMPlorations! See full blog post HERE.
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Now let’s get back to the blog hop… my letters are T and D. Here are your blog hop stops:
Amy
Ann
Carol
Heather
Helen
Irena
LeeAnn
Leslie
Renee
Tina

We hope you are enjoying the hop! 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 on over to the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

This blog hop and challenge will run for six days, ending on March 9th at 6:00 PM EST. Remember to leave some love for each designer as you stop at their blog and collect the letter (or letters) for your chance to win one of the six sponsor prizes being offered! We hope you link up an Anything Goes project for an extra entry into the drawing! And be sure to visit the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog on March 15th for the announcement of our six winners!

Happy hopping!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Friends

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

My first blog hop project that I’d like to share is a pretty friendship card created with the adorable Rose Vases image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps that I’ve had in my digi stash for a while. I thought this would be the perfect time to break it out. I colored the image with my Studio 71 alcohol markers and cut it with a dotted rectangles die.

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I cut three more dotted rectangle die cuts in graduating sizes and different colors, layered them all together, and adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I added a couple stickers and a button, and the front was finished.

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment (one of my favorites) on a layered panel.

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Here’s one more look… very happy with how this turned out. I’m such a sucker for bright colors!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Rose Vases digital image, Stampin’ Up Thankful Life stamp set
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- YR4, YR15, Y11, BG3, V14, R9, R18; Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles dies
Accessories:  October Afternoon Daily Flash Double Take stickers, yellow button from stash, Darice tiny flat-back pearls, Tim Holtz stamp platform

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! We’ll see you again soon with another blog hop project showcase! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life’s A Journey … Enjoy The Ride

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

The next blog hop project I’d like to share is a very awesome masculine card I created with the Afternoon Ride pre-colored digital image from Fred, She Said! I cut the image with a rounded square die and then cut another one slightly larger and layered them together.

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I rounded the corners of the card base and used a small gingham print paper which I cut on a diagonal, using half on the front and half on the inside. I used a piece of black and gold skinny Washi tape on the diagonal edge. I popped the layered focal image up on thick black foam for some dimension.

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I really love the sentiment continued on the inside from the front – it really goes well with this image! I stamped the ‘Life’s a Journey’ badge (which I punched out using the coordinating punch) and affixed it to the inside.

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And here’s one more look… this turned out very cool and I’m thinking this might be one for the hubby!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Basics Paper Pad
Stamps: Fred She Said Afternoon Ride pre-colored digital image, Stampin’ Up One Wild Ride stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Rounded Squares dies
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, Stampin’ Up Best Badge Punch, Black Commotion Almost Leather, Fiskars corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! We’ll see you again soon with another blog hop project showcase! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

HB2U

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

The next blog hop project I like to share is a gorgeous purple birthday card I created using a couple stamps from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Whole Shebang stamp set. This stamp set has some of the coolest sentiments ever!

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I layered a piece of digital paper on dark purple cardstock to create the background. I stamped the large birthday sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I cut another stitched rectangle die cut from medium purple cardstock and another stitched scallop die cut from the dark purple cardstock, and then layered them all together. I adhered them to the background which was then adhered to the card base. I added some white gel pen dots to the sentiment and a few gemstones to complete the front.

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I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, then stamped the sentiment.

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And one final look… loving how this turned out! What an amazing stamp set!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant cardstock, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Fred She Said digital paper
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Whole Shebang stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant ink, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Michael’s purple rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! We’ll see you again soon with another blog hop project showcase! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig