Proverbs word art scripture for Word Art Wednesday

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! I’m thrilled to share that I’m guest designing over at Word Art Wednesday this month and I’m happy to share my GD inspiration project for Anything Goes #442-#443! Our sponsor for the next two weeks is Newton’s Nook so come over and play for a chance to win a $20 prize! I created a pretty hybrid card in warm tones with lots of layers using our word art scripture and a sponsor digital image.

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Our word art scripture for the next two weeks is Proverbs 14:26 which I printed on the computer and die cut with a stitched square die, then layered on a stitched mini scallop die that was layered on black cardstock. I embellished the scripture with the free sunflower digital image on the Newton’s Nook blog. I printed the sunflower image four times, fussy cut each one and adhered them on top of each other for a little dimension. I colored the top image with my Nuvo alcohol markers and ran a black marker around the edge to give it a finished look. I finished the card front with several smoke gemstones.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped a spiritual sentiment in black ink.

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One more peek… so happy with how this turned out! Awesome scripture, color combo and design!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, The Paper Studio Country Road 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Word Art Wednesday Proverbs 14:26 word art scripture, Newton’s Nook free sunflower digital image, Stampin’ Up Rose Wonder stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 393, 391, 389, 379; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop STAX die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice smoke-colored gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this time! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Newton’s Nook! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hey Buddy

Hi everyone! Top of the morning to you – I hope you have a fantastic week coming up! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m delighted to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #134 – For The Boys! I dug into my stash of digis and came up with this adorable digi set from The Paper Shelter for my boy card. Isn’t this guy just the cutest?!

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I printed the boy on the background paper and then printed him two more times on cardstock. I fussy cut both cardstock images and adhered them together, then ran a Memento Rich Cocoa marker around the edges of them for a more finished look. I layered them on top of the boy on the background paper which gave him some awesome dimension, and then layered the panel on light blue cardstock. I stamped and heat embossed the Paper Smooches sentiment and cut it with a stitched circle die.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front, and cut the Stamp On It sentiment with a double-stitched rectangle die.

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One more look… super happy with how this turned out! LOVE the digi sets from The Paper Shelter! And it doesn’t hurt to have some awesome sentiments stashed away to use with them! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Include A Sentiment
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Cute

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Casual Boy digi set, Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set, Stamp On It Being Cool digi stamp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

For Someone Special

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! This month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #38 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping with an acrylic block! Yes you can, and it’s easy and fun! I created a ‘celebrate’ card that can be used for lots of different occasions, and features a gorgeous Gibson Girl image.

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I inked up an acrylic block with walnut stain distress ink, spritzed it with a little water, and ‘stamped’ it on 4×6 photo paper to create the background. When it was dry, I stamped the Gibson Girl in Jet Black StazOn ink. When that was completely dry (it took a little longer), I trimmed the image and adhered it to a tan panel which I adhered to a black card base. I created some photo corners with a 1/4″ circle punch and two small squares of cardstock cut diagonally. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a flag die, which I layered on two more flag die cuts for dimension. I added a row of tiny black gemstones to finish the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of tan cardstock and layered the panel on the same tan cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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One more look… these Gibson Girl stamps are so beautiful! I really love the vintage feel of this card!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (handmade photo corners and small black gemstones)
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Tan Leather and White cardstock; Canon 4×6 photo paper
Stamps: Flonzcraft Gibson Girl 01 stamp, Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger walnut stain Distress Oxide ink, Jet Black StazOn ink
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, acrylic block, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny black rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, the twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Even if you don’t want to play the twist, we’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

It’s the most Wonderful time of the year

Hello, my crafty friends! OMGoodness, can you believe the year is almost half over?! Our new challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #47 – June Anything Goes! I created a Christmas card, but this isn’t your ordinary Christmas card. It’s a Pop-up Presents card! You know how I love fun folds and I was absolutely thrilled when I ran across the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers!

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When using someone else’s tutorial, I always put my own spin on it to make it mine. I layered the front panel on gold glitter paper, and added dimensional presents on the front panel matching two of the presents on the inside. I used die cut gold foil snowflakes embellished with Dot Sparklers on the presents to keep the card a little flatter.

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I love the inside – those presents are so awesome and look so real, lol! I layered the stamped sentiment and used a few more of the die cut gold foil snowflakes.

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And one more peek… I’m SO loving this!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #76 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #508 – Anything Goes w/optional at least 2 layers
Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (gold foil snowflakes with tiny red gemstones)
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #492 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Glimmer paper, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowy Sayings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Snowflake die from Karen Burniston Snowman Twist Circle die set
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice red Foamies foam, Stampendous red Dot Sparklers

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Joy-Love-Noel-Peace

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Monday to you! It’s time for a new challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #23 – Anything Christmas Goes! I created a pretty card with a pop-up gift bag inside to hold cash or a gift card! OMGosh, I’m so smitten!

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I created the card base and then selected two coordinating patterned papers. I stamped the sentiment in green ink, cut it out and layered it on three stacked die cuts. I fashioned a bow from six strands of gold metallic thread and attached tiny red jingle bells to the ends hanging down.

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Here’s a shot of the card opened up showing the gift bag. How stinkin’ cute is this?! OMG!

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I stamped the inside sentiment in green ink, cut it with a fancy die and layered it on a slightly larger green die cut.

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And here’s one more look… so happy with this! It’s been several years since I created one of these, and my instructions are handwritten, so I don’t know who should get the credit. But I sure do love it!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Christmas Craft Creations: May Challenge – Use A Die Cut
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Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #76 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #508 – Anything Goes w/optional at least 2 layers
Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (gold thread bow with tiny red jinglebells)
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #492 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Crimson cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Unity Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B and Labels Twenty Three dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Hemptique green bamboo cord, Coats & Clarks metallic gold sewing thread, Stampin’ Up Mini Jingle Bells

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on those cards and gifts! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I love books!

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and it’s not too awfully hot yet where you are! It’s pretty warm here! I’m happy to share that I’m guest designing over at The Outlawz Challenges in the Songs & Rhymes Challenge! One of my cards was chosen as a favorite a few weeks back so I was asked to be a guestie, and of course I couldn’t say no! Our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls and our inspiration is ‘Books’ so I created a super cute bookmark for our middle granddaughter featuring the adorable Back To School Ellie digital image, some distress inking and reverse stenciling. I added green, pink and yellow ribbon to the top which I secured with a green button tied with bamboo cord.

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I printed the image four times, colored one of them with Nuvo alcohol markers and then adhered the other three on the back of the colored one which created some nice dimension. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edge for a finished look. I went with a yellow, pink and green color scheme on the background to pull the colors in from the image. After sponging on the distress ink, I laid a dotted stencil over the bookmark and removed some of the ink through the stencil with a baby wipe. I’ve seen this reverse stenciling technique done lots of times but this is the first time I’ve tried it. What a cool effect – and so easy! I added diagonal strips of cardstock embellished with skinny Washi Tape between the different colors, a computer-generated sentiment at the bottom, and a few pink Dot Sparklers at the top for a little bling.

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And here’s one more look… I’m sure loving how this turned out! Our middle granddaughter will turn six in a few months and I’m hoping this bookmark will encourage her to want to read!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #508 – Anything Goes w/optional at least 2 layers
Di’s Digi Challenge: Include A Sentiment
My Time To Craft: #433 – Use A Stencil
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #167 – Animals / Flowers (kitty cat)
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #54 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Cute

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Tim Holtz distress tag
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Back To School Ellie digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, FS6, FS7; Nuvo- 437, 401, 403, 404, 405, 413, 417, 466, 377, 379, 452, 454, 487, 489, 491, 428; Ranger picked raspberry, mowed lawn and mustard seed distress ink
Accessories:  Waffle Flower Media Mat, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil, Really Reasonable Ribbon from Autumn Sheer with Satin Center Assortment, Checkerboard Satin Pink Assortment and Haunted Halloween Assortment; Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, skinny Washi Tape, green button from October Afternoon Sidewalks Miscellany variety pack

I hope you’ve enjoyed this bookmark and will join The Outlawz so you can link up with us in this challenge! Be sure to check out all the other fun stuff you can do while you’re there, and be sure to check out all the amazing stamps at The Paper Nest Dolls! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Memories Junk Journal

6/1/20 Winner AND Honorable Mention at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges!

Howdy, friends! Happy Friday – hope you are enjoying your down-slide to the weekend! I’ve popped in with a fun junk journal I finished yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenge where the challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist. Our sponsor this month is Vectoria Designs and this time the twist is pearls and lace which goes so well with their ‘shabby chic’ line.

I had the Vectoria Designs Botanical Junk Journal Kit in my digital printable stash so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use it. I printed the cover and all the pages on 60# Hammermill copy paper which yields the best print quality. I trimmed all the pages and inked the edges with walnut stain ink prior to assembling the journal. I added Washi Tape and paper lace along the spine on the front and back, and then added gold flat-back pearls to the paper lace on the front along with filigree metal pieces on the two outside corners. I attached jute cord with bronze charms to the spine. I adhered a label from the kit to the front and spelled out the word ‘Memories’ in gold glitter alpha stickers, and then added a large paper flower that I ‘dirtied up’ with some antique linen distress ink. I added small pieces of the paper lace to a few of the inside pages to complete the journal.

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And here’s one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! There is plenty of room on every page for journaling and adding photos to capture those memories! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #252 Flowers + A Sentiment
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2021 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #167 – Animals and/or Flowers
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents kraft cardstock
Stamps: Vectoria Designs Botanical Junk Journal Kit digital printable
Ink: Ranger walnut stain and antique linen distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eight die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Canvas Corp jute cord, Canvas Corp paper lace, Darice gold glitter alpha stickers, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flower, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever; The Funkie Junkie Boutique corner filigree metal pieces, small metal key, and discover and camera charms; Flourish With A Bling gold 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