autumn Blessings

Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to my friends in the States! I’m not posting on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog today but have popped in this morning to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a fun autumn card created with the free (yep, free!) Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card cut file. I’m absolutely in love with this card!

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I added some stamping in brown ink to turn this into an autumn card. I cut the front sentiment with a fishtail strip die and popped it up on dimensionals on the pumpkin.

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I stamped the inside sentiment in the dark brown ink.

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One more look… so simple and I love how it turned out!

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A Bit More Time To Craft: #104 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #201 – Anything Fall Goes
Creative Moments: #181 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + optional Thank You
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #118 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: November Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1947 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #22 – Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze: #161 – Fall Everything
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse  Brown Box kraft cardstock, American Crafts coffee and vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze cardstock, Stampin’ Up Color Me Autumn DSP
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Autumn Blessings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card cut file, My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips die set
Accessories: MISTI stamping tool

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

Shabby Garden Boxed Set

1/6/20 Top 5 Winner at Papercraft Challenge!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good crafty day! I’m super stoked to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to head over to the Ephemoire Etsy Shop to check out all the amazing digital printables… there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables, and the print quality is awesome!

I was provided Shabby Garden #1 and Shabby Garden #2 letter-sized digital papers to play with this month and created a pretty boxed set of 10 cards. The design on the box matches the design of the cards inside! ;)

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The design is the same on all cards which feature two coordinating prints diagonally cut, along with skinny glitter Washi Tape and a die cut sentiment on the front, and a stamped sentiment on the inside including ‘I Miss You’, ‘Just A Note’, ‘Just Hi’, ‘Sending You A Smile’ and ‘Thinking Of You.’

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And here’s one more look at the set… I really love how this turned out! So simple and yet so elegant, and I give all the credit to the gorgeous papers!

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Happy to enter this card set into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #104 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #181 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #118 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: November Anything  Goes
Papercraft Challenge: #24 – To Give As A Gift (Not Just A Card)
The Creative Crafters: #22 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Marco’s Pearl Metallic Venicelux cardstock, American Crafts caramel cardstock
Stamps: Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, skinny glitter Washi Tape,

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! 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 so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#Thanks

11/27/19 Top 3 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
12/5/19 Winner at Let’s Craft and Create!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – just a mere six weeks until the jolly man in the red suit visits! My favorite time of the year! 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! Come on over and play for the chance to win a prize package from Stick It Down! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Laura:

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How about that sketch?! I love it! Seems like I’ve been creating a lot of thank you cards lately which I know will be put to good use! One can never have too many of these in their stash.

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This was a fun card to put together. I created a simple background with skinny washi tape and layered the panel on black cardstock. Sans the black glitter alpha stickers, the rest of the elements are from pieces and parts of a petite kit from The Wild Hare Kits. What fun… you take a survey, and they hand-pick all the items for your kit based on your likes, and I must say they hit this one right out of the park!

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The elements used on the inside (except for the black glitter alpha sticker) are also from the kit. So easy! ;)

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Another look… loving how this turned out! Lots of sparkle!

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Wanted to include one more image – a close-up of the white glitter washi tape in between each of the colors which you can’t see very well in the other photos.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #104 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #240 – Thank You Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + option Thank You
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #118 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: November Anything  Goes
The Creative Crafters: #22 – Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Carta Bella Flower Market 2×2 Squares and Embroidery Hoop 12×12 papers, American Crafts Saturday Afternoon Rainbows & Ice Cream 12×12 paper
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-14″ and 1″ circle punches
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, spiegelmom scraps Elegant Winter sequins, American Crafts Saturday Afternoon One Canoe Two layered stickers, Darice black glittered alphabet stickers

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! Remember, a randomly selected participant will receive a prize package from Stick It Down! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Thinking of you at Christmas

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, an adorable Christmas card for my stash created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Penguin Christmas Box Card cut file.

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I have to tell you this… within 10-15 seconds of adhering the gemstones, Molly (one of our cats) jumped up on my desk and chomped down on the tree! So you know what that means – this card will be sent to a family member who won’t mind a little cat spit and teeth marks! Bwahahaha!

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This was a fun card to put together. I used a light/dark teal color scheme with a pop of pink on the gifts. I can’t take my eyes off that penguin – he is so stinkin’ cute!

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The sentiments on the front and back, from one of my favorite stamp sets, were stamped in black ink.

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And here’s one final look at the card flattened and ready to put in an envelope – that’s what’s so fun about box cards! And I know… you’re still trying to find the kitty teeth marks on that tree, aren’t you?! LOL!

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Proud to enter this adorable box card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: November Anything  Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio white cardstock, American Crafts black, stone, white, taffy and blush cardstock, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Pool Party cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything in Between paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Embellished Ornaments stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Penguin Christmas Box Card cut file
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Darice rhinestones

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

FUN

Hello, my crafty friends! 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 #95 – Paradise Pretties and Tropical Delights! The twist this month is ‘In to the Wild.’ 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! And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 AUS gift voucher… so let’s see what you got!

I created a fun tropical friendship card featuring a pile of die cuts. The white hibiscus flowers and palm tree were freebies I received with a Funkie Junkie Boutique order a while back, and the rest of the die cuts are from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine pack.

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Despite all the layers, this really was an easy card. I put the die cuts where I wanted them and then adhered them down. The final touches were some simple white dots inside the F-U-N letters with a white Gelly Roll pen and the silver glitter flower stickers in the bottom right corner.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, along with a piece of ephemera from the Amy Tangerine pack.

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And one final look… loving how this turned out! What a fun card, lol!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blushing Bride cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack, Polly’s Paper Studio papers
Ink: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Funkie Junkie Boutique free die cuts, American Crafts Amy Tangerine die cuts, Darice Silver Glitter Alpha Stickers

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

Thank You

Hello, my crafty friends! This week is nearing the end and I hope it’s been a good one for you! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I created a pretty thank you card featuring a sentiment die cut on a large trellis frame background die cut.


I created two trellis frame die cuts to cover the card base – first a dark teal layer and then an ivory layer on top for a little tone-on-tone interest.

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I created two ivory sentiment die cuts and layered them together, and then a dark teal layer on top for some dimension. I placed a tiny clear rhinestone in the center of each diamond aperture and added two Prima flowers.

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I layered the inside panel on dark teal and stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

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And one more look… this really turned out nice and the teal really pops on the ivory!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + option Thank You
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Vanilla and Cascade cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heartfelt Sayings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die, WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny clear rhinestones, Prima flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes 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 Thanksgiving

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week! I’m happy to share that I’m guesting for Scrapping4funChallenges again! One of my projects was featured several weeks ago so I was asked to be a guest designer for Challenge #153 – Thanks / Thanksgiving / Gratitude. Bugaboo is sponsoring so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize!

I created a Thanksgiving card using Bugaboo’s Autumn Jar digital image which I colored with my Studio 71 alcohol markers. I just love this image, and as all Bugaboo images are, it was a pleasure to color!

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I cut the image with a stitched mini scallop rectangle die, stamped a sentiment at the top, and layered it on foam and then the background created from three colors and patterns of paper from one of my favorite paper pads. Then I added several dark brown sequins.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the papers used on the front and then stamped a sentiment.

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Here’s one more look… loving how this turned out! This month starts my absolute favorite time of year! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: November Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving
Through The Purple Haze: #161 – Fall Everything

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up regular and thick Very Vanilla cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer Paper Pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Autumn Jar digital image, Paper Wings Productions Fall Mix It Up clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- BG3, BG13, N2, N3, YG7, Y7, Y9, Y11, YR4, YR14, YR15, E10, E11
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Pretty Pink Posh Espresso sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this challenge! Don’t you just love this time of year?! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You’re aDORKable

Hello, crafty peeps! It’s Hump Day and I hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our November ATC Challenge is Die Cuts and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a clean and simple ATC this month with a funny sentiment that coordinates with the die cut, both from Paper Smooches. ;)

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This is a very simple design with three glasses layers for dimension, stamping in black ink, and black square and round gemstones.

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One more look… this is another one that I’m not sure I want to trade, lol! I might just keep it! ;)

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: November challenge – Hand Stamped
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Incognito stamp set
Ink: Marvy Uchida Silver Metallic paint marker, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Glasses die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice black square and round 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

Pssst… You’re Fintastic!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to my sister in Heaven. I sure do miss her. A new challenge is live over at Stinkin’ Inkers this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our Die-lirious and Punchy challenge! We’d love to see your project featuring dies and/or punches! I created a fun birthday card featuring three little fish in a fish bowl. Super cute!

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I used a Tonic ticket punch on the corners of the card base and background layers. I cut the fish bowl from clear acetate and then a layer of blue crinkle paper behind it for the water. I stamped and die cut several fish and placed them in the bowl, then stamped the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn ink. The sentiments used on the front are from Paper Smooches and Paper Pretties stamp sets.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front, and then stamped the sentiment from the Paper Pretties stamp set.

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One more look… so stinkin’ cute! Love how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: November challenge – Hand Stamped

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio White cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set, Paper Pretties Fish Wishes stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Tonic ticket corner punch, Paper Smooches Feline Friends die set
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet, MISTI stamp positioner

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello Friend

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! It’s November 1st and this month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #31 – Anything Goes + Watercoloring. All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you, and the twist is not required to play. This month the twist is watercoloring and it can be the background, the focal image or some other part of your project. I created a gorgeous and very vivid background using turquoise, blue and green Brushos spritzed with water. This is my first project with a raised inlaid die cut sentiment that I’m calling ‘phantom die cutting.’ This is actually a pretty fun technique where you die cut into your background and then again on foam, adhere the foam die cut into the negative space, and then adhere the flat background die cut on top of the foam. This yields a very cool raised effect!

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After creating the background with Brushos and drying it with my heat tool, I spattered white ink with a fan brush. I then die cut the sentiment at an angle and adhered a white foam die cut in the negative space, then adhered the flat die cut on the foam. I adhered the ‘friend’ sentiment under the die cut and then a few sequins. My hubby came into my studio while I was deciding on the color of sequins and suggested going with silver, so that’s what I did. ;)

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips from the watercolor background and the turquoise card base. The inside sentiment (as well as the one on the front) is a Tim Holtz Quotations sticker which I layered on white cardstock.

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And one more look… I’m in love with this watercolor background! And I need to do this ‘phantom die cutting’ technique more often – I love how it looks!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #295 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, GKD Pure Luxury White and Turquoise Sea cardstock
Ink: Turquoise, Ultra Marine and Leaf Green Brushos powders; Copic Opaque White ink
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Distress Sprayer, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Quotations Silver Metallic stickers, Darice white Foamies foam, Darice silver sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us! Remember, the technique twist this month is watercoloring and is not required to play in our challenge. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig