for you

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – hope you’re having a fantastic week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #44 – Anything Goes + Clean and Simple! The twist this month is CAS! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ but we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you and it’s not required to play! I created a pretty friendship card to showcase this month.

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For the focal image on the front, I used a Spellbinders rubber stamp that I purchased in a friend’s ‘de-stash’ event about a year and a half ago. I mentioned in another post recently that I don’t know how I can own something so awesome and beautiful for so long without ever having had ink on it! Just blows my mind, lol! Anyway, I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers, fussy cut it and adhered it to a panel that I popped up on bright orange foam for some dimension. I finished the panel with Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with orange and pink textured cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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Here’s one more look… very happy with how this turned out! Such a gorgeous stamped image!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Darice orange and pink textured cardstock
Stamps: Spellbinders Flower Bouquet rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Polynesian Purple, Oceanview Blue, Hot Aqua, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI Stamp tool, Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops, Darice orange Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love see ‘anything goes’ OR clean and simple – your call! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Put your party pants on

Hi friends! Hope your week is off to a fabulous start! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #53 – December Anything Goes! I created a fun birthday card using the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamps and dies. Papers are from Polly’s Paper Studio.

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I had THE best time creating this card! I used the Papertrey Ink Scalloped A2 Die Collection for the card base and front/inside panels. I’m in love with the Crazy Birds and colored this gal with red, orange and yellow Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (and her hat with red and green), then added some love with a white paint pen. I think I may have gotten a little carried away with the white paint pen but I like it, lol! I stamped the sentiment in black ink and punched it out with a circle punch, then added a metal present charm from my stash.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the polkadot paper used on the front and an oval die cut, on which I stamped the birthday sentiment in black ink.

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And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! I have this one ear-marked for someone special next month! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Red Hot and White cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio dotted and floral patterned papers
Stamps/Dies: Tim Holtz Crazy Birds rubber stamps and dies sets, Stampin’ Up Party Pants stamp set, Papertrey Ink Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DR4, OR1, OR3, CT4, DG2; Posca white paint pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, metal present charm from stash, YNS red Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

winter

Hello, my friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #140 – Winter Wonderland! I created a shaped Christmas card in one of my favorite color combos of burgundy and aqua, using a pretty Power Poppy digital image.

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I created the card base from burgundy cardstock and the layer from aqua using dies from a card die set. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, cut it with a stitched oval die and adhered it over several strips of Washi Tape. I cut the winter sentiment from red glitter paper and adhered it to the bottom right of the panel.

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I printed the image two more times to fussy cut four extra mittens, and used two of them on the front popped up on foam pads for a little dimension.

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The Power Poppies digital image included a sentiment which I used on the inside of the card. I embellished the bottom of the panel with Washi Tape and the other two mittens I had fussy cut earlier.

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And one more peek… I really love this Christmas card!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Cranberry Tart and White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock
Stamps: Power Poppy Mittens and Merriment digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- DG3, PP2, TN1, BT2, BT4; Pentel Slicci Metallic Red pen, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Posca white paint pen, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die-sire Stacey Create-A-Card die set, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script Thinlits
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Glitter and Skinny Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Winter project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Deck the Halls with ugly sweaters!

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st – can’t believe it’s here already! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #29 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I have a small collection of Vera and Mable stamps (with accompanying sentiments) from Great Impressions, and I decided on this fun Christmas sweater stamp for my card this month!

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Aren’t these two of the cutest little old ladies you’ve ever seen?! I’m rapidly looking like the one on the right, lol! I stamped the image and sentiment on ivory cardstock, colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it and adhered it to a piece of foam for some dimension. The striped background paper is from one of my favorite Stampin’ Up DSP packs… seems like I reach for it a lot! ;)

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I covered the inside of the card base with the same striped paper used on the front, and stamped a simple sentiment in black ink.

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One more peek… I love how this turned out! Vera and Mable are awesome! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Great Impressions Holiday Vera & Mable rubber stamp, Great Impressions Ugly Sweaters! rubber stamp, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Woodsy Brown, Oceanview Blue, Rambunctious Red, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green; Spectrum Noir- FS6, IG4, IG9; Posca white paint pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Glossy Accents

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Let it Snow

Hello again! I’m back with another card I’ve showcased this morning on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog using the Snow Family clear stamp set! You know me and fun folds… I’m always on the look-out to try a new one! I saw this one in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter not too awfully long ago, called a triple fold card with a belly band, and the tutorial can be found HERE. Super fun and easy, and packs a punch! ;)

I created the card base from teal cardstock and adhered two coordinating patterned paper layers on the folded panels. I created a layered belly band embellished with two snowflake brads to keep the card closed when it’s finished.

I stamped Poppa Snowman on the front left panel, then stamped him again on white cardstock which I colored with alcohol markers, fussy cut and paper pieced on the left panel. I stamped the sentiment and added a snowflake brad with collage medium. I took the prongs off the brad since I didn’t want them to show through on the other side.

I embellished the inside panel with a piece of the snowflake patterned paper, a stamped and die cut sentiment and a narrow strip of the teal cardstock.

And one more look… I love this fold so much that I have another base cut and folded and ready to turn into a project, lol, so stay tuned! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Winter Wonderland)
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #265 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Crafty Catz: #529 – Anything Goes w/ optional Baby Its Cold Outside
5. Cut It Up: #214 – Christmas
6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #485 – Anything Goes
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #180 – Snowflakes, Fairies, Angels and/or Stars (Snowflakes)
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #50 – Christmas
9. Try it on Tuesday: Winter Wonderland

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, The Paper Studio four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Snow Family clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 428, 417, 393, 363, 369, 489, 379
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads

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! 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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

from Our Family to Yours

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Today I’m posting for the first time on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog! The blog has been dormant for several years between ownership, and the current owners are striving to bring it up-to-date. So here I am with a fun slimline card I created with the oh-so-adorable Snow Family clear stamp set!

I’ve mentioned before that my go-to size slimline isn’t the same size everybody else is making these days although I’ve seen several different sizes out there. Mine is 9″ x 3-3/4″ because I think it fits better in a #10 business size envelope. I stamped the snow family in black ink on a white panel, colored the images with alcohol markers and then stamped the sentiment in red ink. I created an overall snowy appearance by covering the entire panel with Versamark Dazzle and applying embossing tinsel. I covered the panel a second time with the Versamark Dazzle and applied clear embossing powder so that the embossing tinsel wouldn’t rub off. I added a narrow strip of red patterned paper across the top, adhered the panel on a piece of gray cardstock and added two snowflake brads. I adhered the panel on a slightly larger piece of red cardstock and then to the card base.

Love the fun snowy appearance that the embossing tinsel gives this scene!

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of patterned paper and a narrow strip of gray cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in red ink. I adhered the panel to a piece of gray cardstock and then to a slightly larger piece of red cardstock. 

And one more peek… I absolutely LOVE this little snow family! What a fun stamp set!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Winter Wonderland)
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #265 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Crafty Catz: #529 – Anything Goes w/ optional Baby Its Cold Outside
5. Di’s Digi Challenge: Emboss It (Wet or Dry)
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #180 – Snowflakes, Fairies, Angels and/or Stars (Snowflakes)
7. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #50 – Christmas
8. Try it on Tuesday: Winter Wonderland

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Gray and Red Wagon cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Snow Family clear stamp set
Ink: Versamark Dazzle ink; Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 393, 379, 453, 449, 417, 489, 491, 425, 429, 369, 360; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Ranger Embossing Tinsel, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads

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! 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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Wishing a season of wonderful moments

Hi everyone! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun Christmas card in a traditional gingerbread house theme which features some straight-up a-DOR-able brads!

I had a sweet gingerbread house digital stamp set in my stash which I used for the background on this card. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from ivory cardstock along with red cardstock and kraft cardstock layers that I adhered together. I printed the gingerbread house on ivory cardstock, cut it in half and trimmed it, and adhered it to the background layers. I added four Gingerbread Brads (two couples holding hands, lol) and adhered the panel to the card base. I added several Ivory Enamel Dots and a stamped sentiment.

Here’s a close-up of those adorable Gingerbread Brads – you know you need some for your stash, lol! ;)

I embellished the inside panel with a wide horizontal strip of red cardstock, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and layered the panel on kraft cardstock.

And one more look… such an adorable scene! Absolutely loving those brads!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
3. Crafty Catz: #529 – Anything Goes w/ optional Baby Its Cold Outside
4. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #485 – Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #408 – Anything Goes
6. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #50 – Christmas

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Gingerbread Brads
Ivory Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Habanero Red 4×6 cardstock, CutCardStock Twine cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Peaceful Pines and Cozy Christmas stamp sets, The Paper Shelter Gingerbread House digital stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Accessories: Crafter’s Companion adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

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

Love is measured in kitty snuggles

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did… I’m still feeling stuffed! I’ve found a spare few minutes (finally) to play over at The Outlawz Challenges! We have two new kittens in our household which have demanded a lot of my time. Seems I’m busier now since retiring than I was when I worked full-time, lol! My husband is known around town as ‘The Cat Whisperer’ and was called to rescue several kittens that somebody had dropped off behind a local restaurant. Long story short – we kept two and re-homed three! <3 Now on to my card! Those playing in the November Freebie/Progressive Challenge were gifted the adorable Ellie With Kittens digital image from The Paper Nest Dolls which is our sponsor this month. How appropriate is this image with our current ‘new kittens in the house’ situation?!

I went with a green and purple color combo which is one of my favorites. I cut a top-folding 5″ square card base and adhered a panel of green cardstock to it. I cut another panel of green polka dot paper and cut it in half at an angle. I cut the half in half and adhered the bottom portion to the green cardstock, applied a strip of green glitter washi tape, then adhered the second half of the green polka dot paper. I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched octagon die which I layered on an off-set (to the right) green foiled stitched octagon die cut. Then I layered both of them on an off-set (to the left) purple scalloped octagon die cut. I added iridescent gemstones around the image and a couple tiny white flat-back pearls in the top corners. The front and inside sentiments are from the Frantic Stamper Cat Happiness stamp set.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the green polka dot paper and green cardstock along with a strip of the green glitter washi tape, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on the green cardstock.

And one more look… there’s nothin’ sweeter than kittens! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #265 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
2. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #408 – Anything Goes
4. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock, Rinea Peacock Variety double-sided foiled paper
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Ellie With Kittens digital image, Frantic Stamper Cat Happiness stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 404, 389, 434, 441, 417, 466; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS9
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Octagons dies, Spellbinders Scalloped Octagons die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Peachy Cheap green Glitter Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent gemstones and tiny white flat-back pearls

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

Happy Cake Day

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’ve popped in today to share an awesome DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I was provided the amazing Defined and Born Yesterday stamp sets and created a CAS birthday card featuring a peek-a-boo acetate window!

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I created a top-fold A-2 card base, cut another separate panel, and punched a 2″ circle in each. I sandwiched a piece of acetate between the two layers, and stamped the little birthday cake from the Born Yesterday stamp set in black StazOn ink and embellished it with tiny green gemstones.

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I stamped the front and inside sentiments from the Defined stamp set in blue ink matching the layering cardstock panel on the inside.

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One more look… so happy with how this turned out! Love the peek-a-boo effect with the cake overlay! So fun!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
2. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #485 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #408 – Anything Goes
4. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Marina Mist cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined and Born Yesterday stamp sets
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Acetate, MISTI stamp tool, Darice small teal gemstone and tiny light green and medium green gemstones

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