I will refresh the weary

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fantastic day! I’ve popped in this afternoon to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time ever playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I created a spiritual friendship card using the beautiful He Refreshes My Soul clear stamp set.

I went with a rustic look, keeping with a neutral palette. I chose to leave the image uncolored, and heat embossed it using my favorite trick of stamping in dark brown, then stamping again in Versamark and applying clear embossing powder. I created a layered panel for the background and adhered it to the card base. I adhered a piece of dark brown patterned paper to the layered background and stamped the sentiment beneath it in the dark brown ink. I cut a strip of corrugated kraft and rubbed the dark brown ink pad over the ribs, adhered it to the back of the focal image, then adhered the piece to the card base.

I embellished the layered inside panel with a narrow strip of the dark brown patterned paper used on the front, and then stamped the sentiment in the dark brown ink.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! What a gorgeous image and sentiments in this set!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock, Canvas Corp corrugated kraft, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps He Refreshes My Soul clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Milwaukee heat tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You are treasured

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week and you are continuing to remain safe and well! Several weeks ago one of my projects was featured on Scrapping4fun Challenges and I was asked to guest design in an upcoming challenge. Fast forward a bit… that challenge is now live and I’m delighted to share my GD inspiration project for #172 – Ocean! We’d love to see your project featuring anything in and around the ocean. Our sponsor is Polkadoodles so come on over and play with us for the chance to win a prize!

For this hybrid mermaid card, I started with a sea waves stencil and distress ink to create the background panel and adhered it to the card base. I purchased the Winnie Mermaid Kisses pre-colored digital image for my stash which I printed on Neenah Solar white cardstock and cut with a stitched oval die. I cut another stitched oval from light blue craft foam – one of my favorite tricks is to layer colored foam beneath an image so that the color peeks out from around the edge. I adhered the focal image to a slightly larger mini scallop die cut, then stamped a mermaid sentiment in black ink toward the bottom of the front panel. I added one tiny pearl to the clam shell she’s holding, some dimensional magic to the underwater bubbles, and a few flat-back pearls to the corners of the stenciled background.

I embellished the inside panel with a couple strips of blue cardstock and stamped another mermaid sentiment in black ink.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! What a sweet image!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Linen Solar White cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages, Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice blue foam, MISTI, Gemini Junior, Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves stencil, Modge Podge Dimensional Magic, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mermaid card and will link up an ‘ocean’ project with us this time! Be sure to check out all the fun Polkadoodles images and papers – you will love everything you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Boat (break out another thousand)

Hi everyone! Well, we’re one day closer to the weekend and one day closer to the first of August! OMG, where has this year gone?! I’m delighted to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome masculine card! I created a nautical-themed card using the Anchors Away stamp set from my stash. It’s rare that I create a card with the sentiment as the focus but this is such an amazing set of sentiments I couldn’t resist!

I went with a navy and kraft color combo which always works for a masculine card. I affixed random strips of the blue cardstock to a kraft strip to use beneath the sentiment which yields some pretty cool interest. I stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink on the kraft, trimmed it and adhered it to the vertical strip. That sentiment is a hoot! And anyone who has ever owned a boat (#raisehusbandshand) knows how true it is, lol!

I embellished the inside panel with navy blue and kraft strips, stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink and layered the panel on the navy blue cardstock.

And one more look… very cool masculine card! I love it!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Wild Blueberry and Twine cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Anchors Away stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Prickley Pear Stamps DT!

Good morning, everyone! I have another piece of excellent news to share! The announcement has been made that I’m joining the Prickley Pear Stamps design team and I’ve been asked to spearhead their social media campaign! I couldn’t be happier – really looking forward to this opportunity!

Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies (and other goodies) at Prickley Pear Stamps – you’re going to love what you see! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

The center of a donut

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty cool slimline card! I created a diorama card using the Hole Foods stamp set from my stash. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to make a box of donuts, and there’s no better way to showcase them than in a diorama! I had to tweak the measurements a bit but it worked out!

I wanted a pink and green color combo (one of my favorites) so I created a pink top panel and embellished it with Washi Tape, a stamped pink donut, Crystal Drops and a layered sentiment. The sentiments in this set are hilarious, I might add! ;)

Dioramas are cool in that they fold flat and when the top panel is lifted, the card turns into a box, perfect for these donuts!

I cut a rectangular aperture and adhered acetate behind it. I cut an overlay panel which I embellished with Washi Tape and another sentiment. I stamped the three donuts and icing, and heat embossed the sprinkles. I colored the cake part of each donut with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and adhered them inside the box before putting it together.

And one more peek… SO loving how this turned out! Now I can’t wait to send it, lol!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper white coverstock, Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette and Rose Red cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Hole Foods stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green ink; Versamark; Nuvo alcohol markers- 466, 473, 449
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Westcott T-square ruler, Gemini Junior, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Nuvo Bubblegum Blush and Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Eyelet Outlet DT!

Well, I have some happy news to share today! I’ve joined the Eyelet Outlet Design Team, and I couldn’t be more stoked! This is going to be such a fun ride… SO many amazing things to add to my designs! Not just eyelets, not just brads, but all kinds of embellishments!

There is a ton of inspiration on the Eyelet Outlet blog and my post day will be Saturdays, so be sure to come over and check us out! And be sure to check out the Eyelet Outlet website… I honestly don’t think there’s anything you wouldn’t be able to find, lol! The selection is ah-maaaazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon with my debut DT inspiration project!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Memories Mini Album

Hi friends! I hope you had a great week! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have a very cool project to share – a mini album made from envelopes! I’ve seen a number of these over the years in various sizes so I decided to make one. Super easy and lots of fun!

I used a 6×6 paper pack with a variety of pretty colors and patterns, and used my envelope punch board to make ten 3×4 envelopes, adhering them together with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. Any size handmade or pre-made envelope will work, and use as many envelopes as you want your album thickness to be. The flap of each envelope is folded backwards, tucked into the next envelope and adhered with Best Glue Ever. The final envelope flap is folded over all the envelopes and adhered to the first one with Best Glue Ever. Once the album has taken shape, adhere panels onto the pages that have an envelope opening for a more finished look. I inked the outside edges of all the pages with purple distress ink.

I decorated the front with a pocket, file tab, paperdolls, gold glitter bracket, buttons and pearls, adhering all elements with Best Glue Ever. I used Embellie Gellie to place the buttons and Gold ‘n Pearls.

I reinforced the spine with an additional strip of paper, then threaded twine and cord inside the spine and added a couple dangling charms.

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I used a pocket punch board to make several pockets with tags that I placed randomly throughout the album and adhered with Best Glue Ever. I added die cut stitched ovals and circles along with double-stitched ovals, rectangles and squares to the rest of the pages, leaving plenty of room for photos and/or journaling. I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap) and Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean up a couple small areas of glue that apparently transferred from one of my fingers.

And one final shot of the whole album with pages fanned. Love, love, love! Will definitely be making more of these!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
3. The Creative Crafters: #30 – Anything Goes
4. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes
5. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #07 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth
Wheels of Embellies (Gold ‘n Pearls used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Petal Garden DSP paper stack, Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Ink: Ranger dusty concord distress ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Oval and Double-Stitched Rectangle dies, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers and Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories:  We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and Pocket Punch Board, Tim Holtz idea-ology Paperdolls, Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry twine, Hemptique bamboo cord, Funkie Junkie Boutique charms, Darice gold glitter alpha stickers, Stampin’ Up Old Olive buttons

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

KICK IT

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’ve popped in to share a special project with you today. It’s special for a couple of reasons… I created this card for a friend’s 10-year-old grandson who had surgery. He’s a skateboard fanatic so I thought this really fit the bill, and he loved it! And also this card is my contribution to the Final Farewell post over at Southern Girls Challenge which is closing after ten years. I was on their design team last term and the owners asked past and present DT members if they would like to submit a farewell project, and of course, I said yes!

This was a fun, fast and easy card. I created a square card base, then printed some blue digital paper, trimmed it and layered it on black cardstock. I made the graphic look like a square photo and printed it several times. I adhered them on top of each other for some dimension and then adhered them to the card base.

I used the same blue digital paper on the inside and layered it on black cardstock. I printed the inside sentiment on the computer, trimmed it and layered it on black cardstock as well.

Here’s one more peek… love how this turned out! The grandmother of the young man for whom it was made sent me a message saying he loved it! Needless to say, that warmed my heart!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: July Anything Goes
2. Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock, digital paper by Lozzy
Stamps: Westside Vinyl Skateboard image
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this card! If you’ve ever played in the Southern Girls Challenge, please stop by and wish them a fond farewell – they sure will be missed! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Summer Handbag Palooza, Part 1!

7/31/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create

Hi everyone! I’ve popped back in one last time this morning to share some more super fun purse gift holders created with the Concord and 9th Everyday Purse stamp and die set. I’ve had these lil pretties made for well over a month now and planned to make several more to go with them but just haven’t had the time. So I thought I’d go ahead and showcase these three with the promise that I will add Part 2 soon, lol! But how fun are these – aren’t they great to hold chocolates, jewelry, cash or a gift card?!

The papers are from Canvas Corp – I chose them because they are heavy but not too heavy, bright and cheerful, and perfect for Summer. The straps and other white elements are also Canvas Corp paper, and the rings are from Hygloss silver and gold foil cardstock. The closures on the green/white and red/white are half Velcro circles. All the purses differ just bit from each other. This first one has a flap closure embellished with a large pearl.

The next one has a ‘clasp’ closure and features a tassel, heart charm and a couple stamped tags, all attached with a tiny ball chain. I also added a few flat-back pearls.

And the last one doesn’t have a closure – it features an open top and looks the same from both sides. How cute would it look with a small piece of white or yellow tissue paper enveloping the gift inside like a typical gift bag?!

And one more peek at all three… totally loving how these turned out! And stay tuned, because there will be a few more to add to my Summer Handbag Palooza! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
3. The Creative Crafters: #30 – Anything Goes
4. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Summer
5. The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenge: Anything Goes w/ twist of Polka Dots
6. Try it on Tuesday: Summer Time
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #07 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp Lots of Color Paper Collection, Canvas Corp White Tweed paper, Hygloss Gold and Silver Foil cardstock
Stamps: Concord & 9th Everyday Purse stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Everyday Purse die set
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, 5/8″ Velcro circles, small ball chain from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these adorable little purses – think of all the fun things to put inside! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

It’s Your Birthday

Hello again, friends! I’m back with the other card I finished up yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. It’s been a while since I’ve made a shaker card so I figured it was about time because they are SO fun! I’m entering this into the Festive Fridays Challenge where our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the themes to choose from are Summer, Celebrations, Child Birthday or Christmas. I chose Child Birthday in hybrid form with digital and clear stamping.

I created the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and rounded the lower right corner. I used bright and cheerful birthday papers from one of my favorite paper pads. I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it with a circle die. I also cut the craft plastic with the same die and then cut a frame with that die and one slightly smaller. Using those two dies, I cut another ‘frame’ from teal craft foam to adhere beneath the pink cardstock frame. I love the colored foam to peek out from the edge of a frame or image! The shaker filler is a mixture of Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads and Confetti.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the striped paper and the pink cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in Ranger picked raspberry archival ink. I colored the tiny stars in the sentiment with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.

And one more peek… so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! I think our middle granddaughter will love this for her birthday in October! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #20 – Birthday
3. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #140 – Happy Birthday
4. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #171 – Birthday
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: All Dressed Up Abi Ballerina digital image, C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 405; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- BP1, PP1, FS7; Ranger picked raspberry archival ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Grafix craft plastic, Darice teal craft foam, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads and Confetti

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig