Some Bunny Loves You

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a wonderful start! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Come on over and play with us for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by me! This is my last post for the Stick It Down DT and I’d like to thank Ashley and the rest of the team for having me along for the last year and a half! I sure have enjoyed myself – time flies when you’re having fun! ;)

Stick-It-Down-Jun2020-Card-SketchI have really enjoyed creating the first six card sketches this year for Stick It Down – it’s much easier than I ever thought it would be! Using this month’s sketch, I created an adorable Easter card featuring the colored Fabrika Fantasy Easter Bunny digital image. Love him!

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I chose coordinating papers from an adorable Spring paper pad I found in my stash several months ago. The Easter eggs were perfect for this project! I cut the image with a dotted circle die, and added a stamped sentiment cut into a flag and a few flat-back pearls.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper used on the front, and then stamped an Easter sentiment.

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And here’s one more peek… really loving this guy! What an adorable Easter image! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #122 – Anything Goes
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #134 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2025 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Pure White cardstock, GKD White cardstock, First Edition Paper Spring Drop 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Fabrika Fantasy Easter Bunny colored digital image, DRS Designs Some Bunny Loves You rubber stamp, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Circles die, EKG Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice white Foamies foam, KaiserCraft Lush flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

thanks

Hello again, peeps! Sending lots of smiles your way! I’m back with another card I created for The Outlawz Challenges – this one is for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge and we were given this beautifully simple sketch to follow!

Leigh SB Designs is our sponsor this month so come on over and play! I created a pretty thank you card – I always say one can never have too many of these on hand! This one was a lot of fun! Sketches, in general, are a lot of fun because they take most of the guess-work out of designing, and we can all use that occasionally!

I pulled out one of my favorite cardstock stacks to use for the layers on this card. Every print in the stack coordinates so you always have a beautiful card when using this cardstock! I cut an ivory card base, layered all the printed pieces on ivory cardstock, and created a stacked die cut sentiment from ivory cardstock to pull it all together. I finished off the front with some bling I’ve had in my stash forever that’s never seen the light of day!

I cut the inside panel to match the front, stamped the sentiment, and layered it on some of the red print used on the front.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely loving how this turned out! Such an amazing sketch!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz Challenge: #509 – Anything Goes w/optional CAS
4. Let’s Craft and Create: #160 – Anything Goes w/optional Punch It (playing twist- corner rounder)
5. Through The Purple Haze: #168 – Wedding, Anniversary or Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock
Stamps: Clearly Besotted One In A Million stamp set
Ink: Ranger vintage photo archival ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars corner rounder, Simon Says Stamp thanks die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Webster’s Pages dazzle-me-Gems

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 Anniversary

5/22/20 Top 3 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Howdy again! I’m back with one more post this morning before I jump in the shower and get my day started. Well… step into the shower… don’t need to chance breaking a hip by jumping in, lol! I’m playing again at The Outlawz Challenges and this card I’m sharing is for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge where Jan’s Digi Stamps has been our sponsor for the past month and everyone has been playing with this sketch for the past two weeks:


I created a hybrid anniversary card featuring Jan’s Succulent Bouquet digital stamp set. OMGoodness, I just L-O-V-E her images and this one looks so pretty against the blue pearlized cardstock and blue and white gingham paper!

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Really loving the soft look of this design. I used one of my favorite paper pads containing gingham paper. I used a stitched mini scallop circle die to cut the image which I adhered on a hand-cut flag made from the blue pearlized cardstock that I used to layer the gingham paper on. I used a small bow die to cut two bows that I layered on top of one another for a little dimension, and added an iridescent gemstone to the center. I stamped the sentiment directly on the flag beneath the focal image. Since the cardstock was pearlized, I used StazOn ink and then applied the Perfect Crafting Pouch to dry up any wet ink so I could keep crafting without having to stop to let the ink dry.

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I decorated the inside panel with the gingham paper layered on the blue pearlized cardstock, along with a slightly larger stitched mini scallop circle die cut on which I stamped the inside sentiment.

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One more peek… really loving how this turned out and it’ll go to a very special couple later on this year! ;)

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Sharing in these additional challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: C is for Checks
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #118 – Flowers
Stamping Sensations: May – Say It With Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Succulent Bouquet digital stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX dies, Impression Obsession Small Bow die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, MISTI stamp tool, Darice iridescent gemstone,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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 Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m thrilled to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Angie’s Variety Store is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! This is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by none other than yours truly, lol:

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I’ve been busy creating the first six sketches this year for the Stick It Down card team and I’ve had a blast! Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty birthday card in shades of purple with pops of green. Green and purple have been one of my most favorite color combos for a long time.

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I used Grass Cloth cardstock for the background which yields some beautiful texture and a strip of Lozzy’s pretty digital paper down the left side. The focal image, cut with a stitched circle die, features paper piecing of a pretty stamped floral image along with some background stamping using stamps from the same set. I stamped the sentiment, from a different stamp set, in dark purple ink and embellished the strip with Sprinkles. I finished the front with some Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in dark purple ink.

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One more look… I’m so smitten! Such a pretty design in gorgeous colors!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: May Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, Marco’s Wild Pansy Grass Cloth cardstock, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive cardstock, Lozzy Star Splash Mixed Media digital paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Butterfly Basics and Designer Tee stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Old Olive ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Nuvo English Mustard and Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Lilac Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Angie’s Variety Store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Tis the Season

Hello, my peeps! I’m back this morning with another card I created yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. I’ve decided that I’m going to make ‘non-DT time’ for myself in my studio on a regular basis – I’m really enjoying this! ;) I’m playing in the Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week, and what a sketch this is! Love, love, love!

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Jan’s Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month and I’ve used her gorgeous Christmas Skates digital image with sentiments to create this card. Sketches are so cool. They pretty much take the guess-work out of creating a project, and that’s fine by me, lol!

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I printed the digital paper for the background and layered it on green textured cardstock. I cut the focal image with a small double-stitched die and layered it on the green textured cardstock. I printed the front sentiment and layered that panel on red glitter paper. I finished the front with red gumdrops in the right upper and left lower corners.

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I printed the inside sentiment and embellished the panel with some of the digital paper and the green textured cardstock used on the front.

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One more peek… I’m so loving how this turned out! What an awesome sketch and absolutely gorgeous digital image with sentiments!

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #553 – Christmas
QKR Stampede: #395 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #165 – Use die cuts/embossing folders
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided textured cardstock stack, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper, Bearly Mine digital paper
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Christmas Skates digital stamp set
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, YNS Red Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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 Spring

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Handipaper is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by me!

Stick-It-Down-Apr2020-Card-SketchI’ve absolutely enjoyed creating the first six card sketches for Stick It Down this year. I’m such a novice… prior to this, I had never created any sketches, so this has been great experience. Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty Spring card. It’s about that time of year and hopefully you’re seeing some warmer weather where you are!

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I used a Spring paper pad that I’ve had in my stash for several years and have only used a few sheets out of it. This year I am making an effort to use more stamps, papers and dies in my stash that have never seen the light of day, lol! These papers are just gorgeous and I was more than happy to use them, and paired them with a super adorable Bugaboo image and a digital sentiment from Imagine That Digis by Kris out of my digi stash.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front. The inside sentiment is another one from Imagine That Digis by Kris.

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And one more look… super happy with how this turned out. I love that image!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #14 – Springtime
Crafty Gals Corner: #206 – Easter/Spring
Double D Challenges: Showers & Flowers
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #127 – Spring Is In The Air
The Crafter’s Cafe: #240 – Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Pure White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, First Edition Paper Spring Drop 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Dollar Flower Bug digital image, Imagine That Digis by Kris Bloom Where You Are Planted
Ink: Studio 71- YR15, C7, R18, BG3, BG13, Y9
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice white Foamies foam, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Handipaper! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Bonnet Bouquet Friendship

5/1/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! I’m playing, for the first time, in The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge and I’m getting my card in just in the nick of time, lol! Here is the sketch everyone has been playing with for the past two weeks:

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I’ve been crazy busy and set some time aside today to make a few cards. What better way to spend time ‘social distancing’ than playing in the studio?! I hope you all are staying well and staying safe! Jan’s Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month and I used her Bonnet Bouquet digi stamp set to create a friendship card. What a fun sketch and what a beautiful digital stamp set!

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I did change things up a bit – I created a square card and rotated the oval element to the left. I used pretty golden yellow gingham paper and cardstock to match the golden yellow flowers in the digital image. I off-set the ovals beneath the focal element and layered all the elements on black cardstock – which looks rather striking if I do say so myself. ;)

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I added some shimmer to the flowers and a little dimension to the flower centers.

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For the inside, I layered the sentiment panel on gingham paper and layered both on black cardstock as well.

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One more peek… just loving how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional geometric papers
Creative Inspirations: April Challenge – April Showers & Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Bonnet Bouquet digital stamp set
Ink: Sakura Star Dust Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, YNS Black Glittered Gumdrops, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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

Your wings already exist.

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Corbett Creations is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by yours truly:

Stick-It-Down-Mar2020-Card-SketchI’ve created sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down. I’m a novice, never having created any sketches before, and I’ve had a great time! Using this month’s sketch, I created an inspirational card featuring another one of Lozzy’s digital papers, along with wings and sentiments from Paper Wings Productions.

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I once again dug into my digital papers from Lozzy that I won a while back (I just LOVE them) and came up with a teal pattern that worked really well with my card design. I heat embossed the wings and watercolored them, then fussy cut them and added a little sparkle overlay marker. I added the vertical sentiment and several tiny black gemstones on the left side.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front. I used a vertical sentiment on the inside as well. I’ve always loved vertical sentiments, as they add interest to a card, but this is the first time I’ve ever used one on the inside and I think I like it! ;)

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One more look… really loving how this turned out! It’s so amazing how something so simple can pack such a big punch!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, Marco’s Kachina Grass Cloth cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, Lozzy Star Splash Mixed Media digital paper
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Wings and Wish Wings stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Stampin’ Up Lost Lagoon ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Niji water brush, Darice tiny black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Corbett Creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

happy happy Birthday!

2/4/20 Winner at Creative Inspirations!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m thrilled to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! My Little Scrapbook Store is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! This is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by me:

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I’ve gotten my feet wet a bit creating sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down and have really enjoyed myself! Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty birthday card in shades of blue. I dug into my digi stash and came up with a blue Fred She Said African Violet digital paper and a coordinating blue Hollyhocks image.

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The tones on the paper and image are so beautiful! I used a stitched oval die to cut the image and popped it up on light blue foam that just barely peeks out around the die cut. I pulled out a couple Paper Wings Productions stamp sets and stamped the front and inside images.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front. I really love this quote by Cesare Pavese, an Italian poet who was quite prominent back in his day.

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One more peek… really loving how this turned out!

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I’m entering this pretty card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #297 – January Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January challenge – Something New or Something Old (old digital stamp and paper; new card sketch I created)
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #256 – picture inspiration

QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock, Fred She Said African Violets digi paper
Stamps: Fred She Said Hollyhocks colored digital image blue, Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Kind Words stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pacific Point ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice blue foam, Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at My Little Scrapbook Store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Scrappin’ Happy Studio is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by none other than yours truly! ;)

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I challenged myself and created my first-ever card sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down, and I’m pretty proud of how they turned out! ;) Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty anniversary card in a striking silver and blue color combo. The papers are some of Lozzy’s digital papers that I won a while back in one of her challenges. :)

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I layered the papers on a lighter blue cardstock and then adhered them to the dark blue card base. I added two layered stitched star die cuts, a stamped sentiment and a few drops of Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock strips used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in blue ink. I won the sentiments stamp set in another challenge a while back. I don’t win tangible prizes very often but I did have a winning streak a few months ago! ;)

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Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Persian Blue cardstock, GKD Little Boy Blue cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock, Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Ranger Blueprint Sketch distress ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Nuvo Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Scrappin’ Happy Studio! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig