Happy Mother’s Day

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun planned this weekend! I’m happy to report that I’m once again a guest designer for Scrapping4fun Challenges and I’m happy to share my GD project for Challenge #139 – Ladies! We’d love to see your girly project for Mother’s Day, daughter, granddaughter, etc., so come on over and play!

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I created a pretty Mother’s Day card for a special friend using an adorable clip art digital print from PWP, leftover from my time as a designer with them. I used a couple patterned papers along with pink and black cardstock for layering. The front sentiment is computer-generated. The final touch was the addition of a few pink star, heart and plain sequins.

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

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One more look… really loving how this turned out! Such an adorable image!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla Cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What you Love Specialty DSP, The Paper Cut Black cardstock, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Spring Flowers Clip Art Sheet, Dare 2B Artzy Flowers for Mom stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rose Red ink
Accessories:  Stampin’ Up sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come link up with us over at Scrapping4fun Challenges! We’d love to see your ‘ladies’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Ephemoire Dream Team!

Squeal! The Ephemoire Dream Team has been announced and I’m one of ’em! How awesome is that?!


So stoked to be creating with some of the coolest digital printables around – collage sheets, digital papers (absolutely beautiful digital papers), journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables! And the print quality is amazing!

Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Gingerbread House

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a piece of Christmas home decor created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Gingerbread House Box cut file. Oh, what fun!

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Sandy actually designed this cut file to be a gift box or a box to hold a battery-operated tea light. I glued the box closed and intend to use it as Christmas decor. I created the base from 120# kraft cardstock, and then used white cardstock and scraps of brown, red, yellow and green cardstock. I used a red Glitter Gumdrop for the door handle, and used clear sparkle overlay marker on all the paper gumdrops for a little shimmer.

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Here are a few more shots from different angles… love how this turned out and can’t wait for Christmas to roll around again, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up scraps of Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Real Red and Garden Green cardstock, The Paper Studio White cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Gingerbread House Box cut file
Accessories:  YNS Red Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! 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

Happy Birthday to you

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

I created an adorable birthday card with a layered die cut cake with lots of dimension! So fun! The image in the Spellbinders stamp and die set that I used is nice and large. I stamped it in black ink and colored it with my dying and almost dry distress markers. I got the last little bit of color from several of them and then threw the whole container in the trash. Not sure what their life span is… I believe I bought the set of 50 back in 2012 so I’ve gotten six years’ use out of them. I hope that’s a good average, lol!

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I added shimmer to all the colored areas with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I then cut two background cake pieces and adhered them together, then cut all of the individual elements of the cake from textured cardstock and layered them together. I cut the candle from white cardstock and colored the flame with Spectrum Noir markers and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I layered the panel on aqua cardstock and adhered it to the card panel, then affixed the cake which has lots of dimension. :)

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For the inside, I stamped a fun ‘party’ sentiment and layered the panel on aqua cardstock.

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And here’s one more look… sure do love how this turned out! I’m sure I’ll be using this stamp and die set more in the future! Totally adorable!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Darice Premium Textured cardstock (aqua, cream, brown)
Stamps: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake Stamp & Die, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger Distress Markers- Broken China, English Mustard, Fired Brick; Spectrum Noir Markers- CT4, OR2; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake Stamp & Die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Easter Greetings

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 #88 – Krazy For Kritters! The twist this month is to add a bokeh background. And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 AU gift voucher… 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 an Easter card using a sweet Easter bunny image and a variety of pretty papers, all layered on kraft paper.

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I created a bokeh background using a stencil that I made with four different sized circle punches and some white dye ink. I used Skinny Washi Tape for the first time… and I love it! I also added a pretty flower, two green Glittered Gumdrops, a twine bow, and an arrow that I created on my computer.

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I decorated the inside with a couple leftover strips of paper and a layered sentiment on a layered panel.

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And here’s one more look… I just love this! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper, image and papers from Polly’s Paper Studio Vintage Easter Creativity Kit, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Ink: Sweet Stamps White Dye Ink
Dies/Punches: 1-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch, Stampin’ Up 3/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, regular hole punch
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, Hobby Lobby Flower, YNS Green Glittered Gumdrops, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke Twine

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

Create the Greatest Memories

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a great weekend! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers, and yep, we’ve changed the date of our ATC challenges from the 11th to the 7th, so be sure to mark your calendar and come over and play! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our April ATC Challenge is Pretty Papers and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!


I’m in love with the ATC I created for this month’s challenge, lol! These digital papers are so darn pretty that I almost couldn’t make myself cut them up!

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I inked the edges of all the elements, adhered them in place, and added a die cut bow.

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The final touch was some pretty gemstones – tiny ones scattered around the background and one larger one on the center of the bow.

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Here’s one more look… love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock; digital papers, butterfly and sentiment from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon Bundle
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Studio 71 alcohol marker- BG14, Memento Rich Cocoa marker
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Small Bow die
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Darice gemstones

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

 

thinking of you

Hi everyone! And it’s Tuesday already… how did that happen?! Where did the weekend go?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for the Lovely As A Tree challenge! We’re celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day, so let’s see your project featuring a tree! I created a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring a tree, of course, and an awesome Henry David Thoreau quote.

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I was aiming for a clean and simple card. I cut the stamped tree image with one of my favorite double stitched square dies and adhered it to brown foam for a little dimension. I stamped the quote toward the bottom of the front of the card base and added some brown twine.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment. Not even any layering, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree and Moon Lake stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double Stitched Squares STAX die
Accessories:  Darice dark brown Foamies foam, Studios Blackbird brown twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your project featuring a tree! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Best fishes

Hi everyone! Happy April Fools Day, lol! I get a big charge out of this day every year even though I rarely play jokes on anybody anymore! A new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #120 – Male Call! We are being sponsored this month by Bugaboo Digi Stamps so be sure to come over and play – we’d love to see your masculine project! I created a masculine birthday card for an avid fisherman somewhere using the Boy Fishing  Digi Stamp. This image is so super adorable!

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I dug into my stash of masculine 6×6 papers and created a background with two of them and layered the image on a third. I used graduating sizes of stitched rectangle dies and stamped a ‘best wishes’ type sentiment which I also cut with a stitched rectangle die.

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I decorated the inside with a couple leftover strips of cardstock and paper from the front, and stamped another sentiment.

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And one more look… so cute! I just love these greens! And can you believe NO embellishments?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Brights Collection 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Boy Fishing digital image, Paper Pretties Fish Wishes stamp set, Stampin’ Up Birthday Blossoms stamp set
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- YR4, YR14, YR15, R2, R12, C7, N2, N5, B1, B9, E15, E18, BG7, BG8; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a masculine project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hello note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m proud to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Spiegelmom Scraps is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for a 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 a pretty note card using the gorgeous African Violet image and paper from Fred, She Said Designs. The images and papers in this set go together beautifully – I used the red version. I added a pretty script sentiment die cut.

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Mandi created an awesome sketch, and this card would be really easy to mass produce to create a set to give as a gift. I turned the landscape element in the center to a portrait orientation, and added a scrap of white crochet lace for a little texture and interest.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank to write a custom note to the recipient.

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Here’s one more look… I’m so smitten! I love this sketch and I’m thrilled to have worked with this gorgeous image and paper!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White cardstock; Fred, She Said Designs African Violets Paper
Stamps: Fred, She Said Designs African Violets digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die, Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  White crochet lace scrap from stash

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 that Spiegelmom Scraps has in her shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and April 1st! It really is Monday and that’s not an April Fool’s joke, lol! Where do the weekends go?! This month’s challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #9 – April Anything Christmas Goes. I’m in love with the Impossible Card fold and have created another one, this time in non-traditional Christmas colors with rounded corners and several layers on each panel.

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I cut a wreath from Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock using one of my Simply Crafty SVGs cut files to use as the focal element. I embellished the bow with a large pink gemstone and placed a few tiny pink Dot Sparklers around the wreath. I hand-cut several flags and layered the flat side of each under a punched image layered on a scalloped circle. I add a couple medium pink gemstones in the lower right corner.

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There is no stamping on this card, which is unusual for me, lol! I used a glue pen and glitter to embellish the sentiment and punched images from the paper which really gives them nice shimmer but doesn’t photograph very well. :(

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And one final look with the flap pushed forward and the card ready to put into an envelope. I love that it folds flat!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Holiday Lamp Post cut file, Stampin’ Up 1″, 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ Scallop Punch
Accessories:  Kadomaru Corner Rounder, Recollections Pink Gemstones, Stampendous Pink Dot Sparklers, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Impossible Card and will link up a project with us this month – we’d love to see what you create! It’s never too soon to get started on your Christmas projects! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig