wish you were here

Hi everyone! The last several days are a blur and the weekend is here already! I’m retired and it seems that I’m busier now than I’ve ever been – even when I was raising kids and working full-time outside the home! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m thrilled to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun ‘missing you’ card featuring a very cool assortment of washi tape and brads!

I created a top-folding A2 size landscape card base and a slightly smaller panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and built my country road scene from Sky Washi Tape – Wide, Grass Washi Tape and Road Washi Tape. I added the little Red Truck Brad and some Summer Tree Brads, and then stamped the birds and sentiment in Jet Black ink.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the grass washi tape, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.

One more look… such an adorable card and I love the way it turned out! I grew up in a rural area and this sure does remind me of being the only vehicle on a country road sometimes for miles and miles!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Sky Washi Tape – Wide
Grass Washi Tape
Road Washi Tape
Red Truck Brads
Summer Tree Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Gumdrop Green cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Sweet Escape stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Seaside stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

BOO!

Hi friends! I hope your week has started off with a fabulous note! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘1 Color Pick 2 Plus Twist’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy so be sure to come on over and play! I’m still (always? LOL) in a fun fold mode, so I created a hybrid front flap card featuring the adorable Fabrika Fantasy Halloween Cat digital image from my stash.

It sounds complicated but it’s really not. For the ‘1 Color Pick 2 Plus Twist’ challenge this fortnight, one color (white) is already given and we must pick two additional colors from the photo below and name our twist. I used purple and green with the white and my twist is Critters.

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper, cut it with a stitched circle die, and layered it on a slightly larger stitched circle die cut cut from CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock. I created the card base from purple cardstock and covered the front flap and background with coordinating Halloween patterned papers, and adhered the focal image to the flap.

I die cut the ‘BOO!’ sentiment from the purple cardstock, layering three die cuts together for a little dimension, and adhered it to the front flap, and then added three tiny iridescent gemstones.

I cut the panel under the front flap from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of patterned paper and narrow strip of CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, and stamped a large sentiment in purple ink. This is an extra-added peek-a-boo type of element. ;)

I cut the back panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a wide strip of the Halloween patterned paper and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, and stamped another sentiment. This panel is for a signature.

And one more look… totally smitten with this Halloween Cat! Such an adorable image! And I LOVE this card fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz: #543 – Anything Goes w/ optional Fantasy-Make It Magical (playing twist)
4. Crafty Gals Corner: #217 – Make It Green
5. Creative Memories: #211 – Anything Goes
6. Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #221 – Just For Kids
7. Inkspirational Challenges: #235 – Fur/Feathers
8. Lil Patch of Crafty friends: #154
9. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2112
10. The Crafter’s Cafe: #262 – Seasons (Fall/Halloween)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Amethyst Allure cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set, The Project Bin Haunt It stamp set
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Boo To You Framelits, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Fabrika Fantasy! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hey Chick!

Hi everyone! We are busting right through March – can you believe it?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m excited to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a friendship card featuring some super fun brads and some pearls to doll it up!

First of all, aren’t these Chicken Brads just a hoot?! When I saw them, I knew I had to have them because I have the perfect stamp set to use with them! I created a top folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. I dug into my digital image stash and found a small chicken wire image that I duplicated multiple times and pieced together to make it large enough to go across the panel, keeping it proportional to the size of the chicken brads. I complimented the white cardstock with yellow cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I added the Chicken Brads, a few scattered pearls from a White Pearl Bling Strip on the background and three slightly larger White Pearl Bling on the yellow cardstock strip. I colored all the pearls with a tan-colored alcohol marker prior to affixing them to the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the yellow cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black, and layered the panel on the yellow.

And here’s one more peek… I absolutely love how this turned out! Those chicken brads are so fun!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y is for Yellow
3. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2111 – Anything Goes
5. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #492 – Anything Goes
6. QKR Stampede: #416 – Anything Goes
7. The Creative Crafters: #38 – Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Chicken Brads
White Pearl Bling Strip
White Pearl Bling

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Colorbok yellow cardstock
Stamps: Paper Pretties Cluck Part II stamp set, MHK Designs Chicken In digi set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol marker- 479 (to color the pearls)
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hello Hello Hello

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous week – the weekend is almost here! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to share that I’m guest designing for Scrapping4fun Challenges again! One of my projects was a Featured Creation a few weeks back and I was invited by the lovely Rachelle to be a guest designer for Challenge #188 – Easter/Spring, so here I am! Our sponsor this time is Fabrika Fantasy so come on over and play! I created a fun Easter card featuring Fabrika Fantasy’s Easter Bunny digital image – isn’t he the cutest?! He reminds me of that obnoxious friend in junior high school who wouldn’t take no for an answer, lol! Bahahaha!

I absolutely love this image and have had it in my stash for a couple years. I’ve only used it once before so I thought it only fitting to use it for this Easter challenge, and I paired it with some fun Doodlebug Design patterned papers. I printed the image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched circle die. I layered it offset slightly to the left onto a stitched oval die cut with a banner sandwiched between, to which I added a tiny heart die cut. I adhered a jelly bean patterned paper panel to the card base and then adhered the focal image. I adhered three Hello die cuts and a heart die cut to the focal image, and then made some fluff on his tail with my Marvy Snow Marker. The finishing touch was the addition of several purple enamel dots.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of patterned paper, stamped the inside sentiment, and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more look… love this guy! He’ll make somebody happy on Easter!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Circle)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Gals Corner: #217 – Make It Green
6. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
7. International Art & Soul: #104 – Bunny
8. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #141 – Anything Goes
9. Mod Squad Challenge: Springtime Bunnies
10. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2111 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints and Hello Spring 6×6 paper pads
Stamps: Fabrika Fantasy Easter Bunny digital image, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 432, 497, 495, 449, 427, 360, 405, 439, 375; Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens- May Green and Middle Purple Pink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers and Stitched Oval Layers dies, Sizzix Traveler’s Notebook Inserts die set, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Marvy Uchida Snow Marker, Eyelet Outlet Purple Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Easter/Spring project with us! We can’t wait to see what you create! And be sure to check out all the fun digis over at Fabrika Fantasy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

you are fabulous

4/1/21 Top 5 at QKR Stampede!

Hi friends! It’s Thursday, the weekend is fast approaching and I hope you have something fun planned! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Curious Metallic cardstock which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty friendship card on a Classic Crest card base with shimmery layers of Curious Metallic cardstock and stamped/die cut hibiscus flowers, buds and leaves.

This card base is 5″ square and cut from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I layered panels of Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock and Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock, and added a pierced ornate frame cut from Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock. I arranged the hibiscus flowers, single bud and leaves in the left lower corner on top of the frame. The hibiscus is my first Altenew stamp set and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. These stamps line up perfectly and they look amazing! Plus I’ve made a HUGE change in my ink stash recently by replacing all my Stampin’ Up ink with Memento ink. I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator a few years back and have nearly 70 SU ink pads that I’ll soon be moving out of my studio. I had quite a few Memento ink colors already so I only had to buy a few to get the complete line plus a few reinkers. Okay, back to my project… I cut the ‘fabulous’ sentiment twice from Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock, layered them together and adhered it across the lower portion of the card front. I stamped the remaining portion of the sentiment in purple ink on a white cardstock scrap, trimmed it and adhered it just above the die cut. The finishing touch was the addition of small iridescent gemstones.

For the inside, I layered panels of Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock and Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock, and added a pierced ornate die cut which I cut from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I added the other hibiscus bud in the lower left corner and stamped the sentiment in purple ink.

And one more look… I’m thrilled with this card! I can’t say enough about how amazing this Curious Metallic cardstock is. And I’ve mentioned numerous times that Classic Crest (both 110# and 80# weights) is a staple in my studio. I’ve used many brands of white cardstock over the years and Classic Crest surpasses them all for card bases, stamping and basic layering.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: March Challenge – Feminine
4. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: March Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #141 – Anything Goes
7. Let’s Craft and Create: #169 – Anything Goes w/ optional Purple and Green (playing twist)
8. Moving Along With The Times: #128 – Spring is Coming
9. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #492 – Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #416 – Anything Goes
11. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #54 – Easter/Spring
12. The Creative Crafters: #38 – Anything Goes
13. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock
Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Altenew Build-A-Flower Hibiscus stamp set, The Project Bin Just Sayin’ stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Friends stamp set
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Olive Grove, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly, Elderberry, Lilac Posies and Peanut Brittle ink
Dies/Punches: Altenew Build-A-Flower Hibiscus die set, CUTplorations Pierced Curly Nesting Dies, CUTplorations fabulous word die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Summer Handbag Palooza, Part 2!

4/1/21 Top 3 at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Hi everybody! Happy Hump Day – and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Ed and I had corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and onions for lunch today, and it was so good! I’ve popped in this evening to finally share Part 2 of my Summer Handbag Palooza! You’ll remember back in July of last year I posted my Summer Handbag Palooza, Part 1 with the promise that I’d be back ‘soon’ with Part 2. I’ve had a lot going on and just had to make the time to create more handbags for this collection! I used the Concord & 9th Weekender Handbag die set for these which are slightly larger than the last ones I made. These also have accompanying sunglasses, created with the Concord & 9th Bright Eyes die set, and they are so stinkin’ cute!

I used Canvas Corp papers for these handbags also. The straps and other white elements were cut from Canvas Corp tweed and suede papers, and the rings from Hygloss gold and silver foil cardstock. The closure on each handbag is half of a Velcro circle. Each of these handbags has a matching pair of sunglasses! Here is the orange ensemble…

The turquoise ensemble…

And finally, the red ensemble… These were so much fun to make and I’m thrilled they are finally here!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: March Challenge – Feminine
4. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2111 – Anything Goes
6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #492 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #416 – Anything Goes
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #262 – Seasons
9. The Creative Crafters: #38 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp Lots of Color Paper Collection, Canvas Corp White Tweed and White Suede paper, Hygloss Gold and Silver Foil cardstock, Rinea Floral and Peacock Variety Double-Sided Foiled Paper, CutCardStock Red Flash Silk Glitter cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Weekender Handbag and Bright Eyes die sets
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, 1/16″ hole punch, gold and silver brads from stash, 5/8″ Velcro circles (cut in half)

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these little handbags! They’d be so fun to hold cash, a gift card, chocolates or some jewelry! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello Gorgeous

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday to you! They sure roll around fast, don’t they?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m thrilled to be on the Eyelet Outlet Blog today with a fun DT inspiration project and something a little different than the last few projects I’ve posted! My last several cards were created with the new quarantined-inspired brads in the store and were a series of clean and simple cards paying tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. It’s almost the middle of March so I thought a pretty Spring-themed friendship card was in order so I used some fun epoxy flowers embellished with clear bling on the front and some lovely purple check washi tape on the inside!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base (my favorite, can you tell?!) and a strip from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I layered the white strip on a slightly larger strip of CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock and adhered some leftover negative-space circles that I’ve had on my desk for several months. These circles were layered on pink cardstock and they were so pretty I didn’t want to throw them away – and I figured if I left them out on my desk I’d find a use for them sooner rather than later! SCORE! I adhered an Epoxy Flower to the center of each circle and then a Clear Jewel to the center of each flower. I stamped the sentiment in purple ink and that completed the front of this super simple card.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of white cardstock layered on a piece of green cardstock with an added strip of Purple Checked Washi Tape. I adhered the layered strip to the left side of the inside panel, stamped the inside sentiment in purple ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! I can’t believe how I’m navigating toward CAS these days. Less is definitely more!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: March Challenge – Feminine
4. Happy Little Stampers: March CAS Challenge – Three of a Kind

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Epoxy Flowers
Clear Jewel Multi Size Bling
Purple Checked Washi Tape:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments and Kind Words stamp sets
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly ink
Dies/Punches: YNS Peek-A-Boo Trio die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! It sure seems that Friday got here fast! Every day is like Friday when you’re retired but I have to say that the weeks are definitely flying by! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve stopped in this morning to share the fun fold I created for The Outlawz March Freebie/Progressive Challenge! I finished it last week and have been so busy that I forgot to post it! Our sponsor this month is The Paper Nest Dolls and we were gifted the adorable Lulu Bee digital image to use for the challenge. I created a split panel fold in yummy watermelon colors and even used an embossing folder this time.

This is such a ‘fun’ fun fold, lol! And super easy! I created my card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and used Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock panels that I ran through the Big Shot in a Stripes embossing folder, stamping the sentiment on the bottom panel prior to embossing it. I have a ton of embossing folders and don’t use them nearly enough so my goal this year is to use them more with my projects. I printed the digital image, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it with a dotted ovals die. I added clear gemstones on the focal image and the corners of the short panels to finish the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the Watermelon Wonder cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving these colors and this fun fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Ellipse)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #150 – Happy Birthday
5. Through The Purple Haze: #178 – Anything Goes w/ optional Sketch (no twist)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Lulu Bee digital image, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set, The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 377, 379, 381, 404, 393, 412, 487; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS4, FS9; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Sizzix Texture Fades Stripes embossing folder, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Darice clear gemstones

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

Maybe the end of the competition road for Loki?

Thanks once again for all the votes for Loki in the America’s Favorite Pet contest! He advanced to the Top 15, then Top 10, and then Top 5, making it to 1st Place in his group even though we don’t know how many were in his group, where his group was geographically, how many groups there were, etc. etc.

When quarter finals started a few days ago, he plummeted to 16th, then went to 15th and then 14th, and then back to 16th so that tells us there are more hidden factors than we were aware of. It started out feeling very personal because we were told he was ‘hand-picked’ but as time goes on it feels more and more like a fund-raiser for PAWS and probably all the pet owners were told they were hand-picked which feels less personal for our guy.

It’s hard to ask for paid votes but unfortunately at this point it looks like the paid votes are counting more than the free ones. Quarter finals close this evening at 11 PM EST so if you’re so inclined, please continue to vote. We’re not sure whether Loki will advance any further and this may very well be the end of the competition road for us! <3

No matter the outcome of the competition, Loki will always be a winner with us! We love our rescued guy to the moon and back!

https://americasfavpet.com/2021/loki-b4ac

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

Hi friends! I hope your week has started off with a bang! I mean that figuratively, not literally, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘Inspiration Photo’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy, so be sure to come on over and play! You know how I love fun folds, so I created a hybrid split panel fold using Fabrika Fantasy’s Happy Raccoon digital image from my stash (which is currently included in their Digi Club). I’ve created several of these split panel folds over the past year and they are so much fun!

This is the inspiration photo we were given and I zeroed in on the gray, green, pink, yellow, blue and purple:

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper and cut it with a pinking edge die. I cut a narrow frame from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock using slightly smaller stitched square dies and adhered the frame to the image, and then adhered the image to another white pinking edge die cut for stability. I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, covered the flaps with purple gingham paper and adhered the image panel. I stamped the sentiment in purple ink, trimmed it and adhered it to the top flap. I added white flat-back pearls to the image and several purple bling and flat-back pearls across the bottom flap.

I adhered a panel of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock to the inside of the card base along with a narrower panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock embellished with a wide strip of purple gingham and a narrow purple cardstock strip, and then stamped the sentiment in purple ink.

And one more look… this little raccoon guy couldn’t be any cuter! Love how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Square)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #150 – Happy Birthday
6. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #141 – Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #169 – Anything Goes w/ optional Purple and Green (playing twist)
9. Moving Along With The Times: #128 – Spring is Coming

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Basics 6×6 paper pad, 60# Hammermill Copy Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Party Pants stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Pinking Edge Square STAX and Stitched Square STAX dies;
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Queen & Co. purple Twinkle Goosebumps, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Fabrika Fantasy! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig