Christmas Mini Album

Hey, everybody! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week and it’s not too cold where you are! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas – it’s so hard to believe that it has come and gone! We had an absolutely beautiful Christmas and the real truth is that it’ll be here again before we know it! I have one last Christmas project for the year to share featuring our Chipboard Tag Album that has plenty of room for documenting those Christmas memories. You’ll be seeing more Christmas projects from me in the upcoming months because Christmas is my favorite holiday and I create holiday cards and projects all year long!

I covered the front and back sides of the four tags with Christmas papers, inked the edges and embellished each side with coordinating ephemera and stickers. There are pockets with pull-out cards and tags as well as folders that open outward and upward… lots of open space for photos and journaling! This was a super fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Place To Start: #12 – Anything Goes w/ optional Blue Christmas (no twist)
2. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #118 – December Anything Goes
3. Creative Inspirations: December challenge – Christmas Time
4. Creative Moments: #229 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #172: Anything Goes
7. My Time To Craft Christmas: #25 – Anything But A Card
8. River of Creativity: #8 – Celebrate (Christmas)

9. The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge: Christmas
10. The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge: Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Chipboard Tag Album

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock, Carta Bella Christmas Collection Kit
Ink: Ingvild Bolme Knotted Wood chalk ink edger
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Ranger distress collage medium, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Buckle, Hemptique bamboo crafting cord, Stampin’ Up dotted red skinny washi tape, Prairie Bird Boutique red wrinkled ribbon, Canvas Corp red binding ring, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Do I really need more shoes?!

Hey, everybody! Well, another weekend has come and gone, and here we are facing Monday again! But that’s okay as far as I’m concerned… a crafty day is a good day, and it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Those who know me know that I am passionate about two things: (1) fun folds and (2) shoes! ;) Well, actually three things: (1) cats (we rescue), (2) fun folds and (3) shoes! When I married my kids’ dad many moons ago, I had nearly 60 pairs and he just couldn’t understand it, lol! I don’t have nearly that many now but I still reminisce about the good ol’ days when I had a pair in every color imaginable to coordinate with every outfit. So out came the Acrylic Tag Album to document those memories! This was a fun project!

I cut different colors and patterns of paper for every page, hand-cut in a whimsical fashion, leaving just a tad bit of the clear acrylic showing on all edges. I die cut labels and stitched ovals for each page and layered the white stitched ovals on the label die cuts. I stamped different shoes (including boots and flip flops) with sentiments on the ovals and colored them with alcohol markers to coordinate with the patterned paper on that page. I created hole reinforcements with two circle punches and tied the pages together with purple wrinkled ribbon embellished with a shoe charm from my stash. I added tiny iridescent gemstones to each page to finish the album.

One more look… so loving how this turned out! Great selection of shoes, boots and flip flops – had to cover all bases, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #11 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Thanks/Thankfulness
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: November/December – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #11 – Craft A Favorite Memory (having lots of shoes back in the day!)
4. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #11 November – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: November – Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #158 – Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2146 – Anything Goes
8. QKR Stampede: #432 – Anything Goes
9. The Creative Crafters: #46 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Tag Album

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple, Basis Magenta, Basis Gold, Basis Teal, Basis Blue, Basis Green, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer Paper Pad
Stamps: STAMPlorations A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set, Paper Pretties Sassy Shoes stamp set, Great Impressions Hanging Flip Flops and Right Flip Flop rubber stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Versamark Dazzle; Arteza alcohol markers- YG25, G36/38, B17, BR68, Y03/22/25/33, YR00, R21, BG23/29
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled purple ribbon, shoe charm and rings from stash, Stampin’ Up Mini Dimensionals, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Trinity Pick-Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Paper Goods Feature #2 at STAMPlorations!

Hi everybody! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend and doing something fun! I’m a little late with this post but I’m thrilled to be showcasing three more projects created with the Paper Goods over at STAMPlorations! As is the norm when playing with STAMPlorations goodies, I’m having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! These projects were shown on the STAMPlorations blog on August 23rd which was the day after I got home from the hospital after suffering a heart attack. I had what they call a widow-maker’s heart attack with 100% blockage in my left anterior descending. I spent four days in the hospital and came home with a ton of medications that I’ll be on for the rest of my life, along with lots of diet changes and an exercise regimen. I’ve lost ten pounds but I certainly don’t recommend having a heart attack to do it, lol! ;)

So the posts you’ve seen in my blog over the past two weeks were scheduled in way in advance, and this post is the first fresh post I’ve written since I’ve been home from the hospital. Now, for the fun stuff… for this STAMPlorations feature I have created three fun Christmas projects using the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera, available in the Paper Goods section of the store. These ATC Backgrounds are so awesome and can be used to create not only artist trading cards, but tags and ornaments as you’ll see here shortly! My first project is a set of six ATCs, cards and coins, featuring the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera with stamped sentiments from the Joy clear stamp set. All have heat embossing and/or glossy or shimmer overlay. These all have some nice shine going on!

I cut and punched the ATC bases from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and adhered them to the back of the individual card and coin panels trimmed and punched from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera. I stamped sentiments on each one from the Joy clear stamp set in black, brown, blue, silver and gold ink, and added clear embossing, Glossy Accents, Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, and Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker to embellish each one. I ran gold and silver paint pens around the edge of each ATC to finish them off. Here is a straight and hand-held angle shot of each one (pardon my thumb, lol):

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera
Joy clear stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes, Black Jack and Over Coffee ink; Delicata Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer ink; Versamark, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca Gold and Silver pens
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents


My second project is a set of four Christmas tags also featuring the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera. I created two of these tags in the traditional colors of red and green, and the other two in non-traditional colors of teal and purple.

These have diagonal striped backgrounds created from strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Limeade cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock which I adhered to Stick It Adhesive Sheet and then to Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut with Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. The images were cut with a stitched rectangle die and layered on slightly larger rectangle die cuts from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. I added foil washi tape, clip embellishments and enamel dots or jewel bling to each one to finish them off. I cut TO and FROM for the tag backs using the Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die.

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera
Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Limeade cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Red Foil and Purple Foil Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Brown and Black Enamel Dots, Eyelet Outlet Turquoise and Purple Jewel Bling, Stampin’ Up Hodge Podge Clips, Hemptique Bamboo Cord


And my final project for this feature is a six-sided Christmas ornament featuring images from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera punched with a 2-1/2″ circle punch. I embellished each side with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops for some sparkly interest.

Ornaments are super easy to make. First, I created a beaded tail and loop for the top. I punched circles from six of the images from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera, scored them down the middle, and adhered each side to the next, trapping the beading wire and ribbon in the center, with a simple bow adhered at the bottom.

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock,
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Coats & Clark gold metallic thread, assorted beads and beading wire, Really Reasonable Ribbon blue seam binding ribbon


I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the amazing paper goods, stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Vintage Christmas Tags

Howdy, peeps! Happy first day of August! Time is going by so fast that it’ll be Christmas again before we know it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #148 – Old School! We’d love to see your old/vintage or back to school project! Seems I’m always in Christmas mode, so I created some hybrid vintage Christmas tags! I’ve been a fan of Free Vintage Digital Stamps for a number of years and had this adorable image in my arsenal so I decided to use it!

I resized and printed the digital image six times on Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft cardstock and cut them with a stitched banner die. I cut six slightly larger double-stitched rectangles from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, adhered a die cut digital image to each one. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set, I stamped ‘To’ and ‘From’ on the back of each one in black ink. I created hole reinforcements from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock with 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, and adhered one to the front and back of each tag. I added green hemp crafting cord and a tiny iridescent gemstone to the top of the tree on each tag.

And one more look at the set… aren’t these just adorable?! Gotta love vintage! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock
Stamps: Free Vintage Digital Stamps Santa image, Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Hemptique light green hemp crafting cord, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these vintage Christmas tags and will link up an old/vintage or back to school project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

An apple a day tag

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! They sure are going by fast these days… Christmas will be here before we know it, lol! Okay, I see your eyes rolling! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a get well tag featuring some awesome brads with a matching stamp set and my favorite enamel dots!

Using the CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, I die cut two stitched tags from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and one from CutCardStock Basis 80# Red cardstock. I created a faux tablecloth by stenciling Ranger fired brick distress ink onto an ARTplorations Checkers Stencil with a blending brush and cut it into strips. I adhered the strips to red cardstock strips and then to one of the white cardstock tags. Using the Apple Clear Stamp Set, I stamped the basket in brown ink on CutCardStock Basis 80# Light Brown cardstock, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the lower stenciled strip, and then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in brown ink. I put four Apple Brads in the basket and one outside the basket along with an apple core. I adhered the two white cardstock tags to the red one, and then threaded three ribbons through the hole at the top of the tag and tied them with bamboo crafting cord. The finishing touch was the addition of three White Enamel Dots across the bottom.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Such adorable brads and stamps!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Apple Brads
Apple Clear Stamp Set
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Red cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Light Brown cardstock
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink, Ranger fired brick distress ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, ARTplorations Checkers Stencil, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Really Reasonable Ribbon- Melina Crocheted, Satin Swiss Dots Primary Assortment and Diamond Satin Vintage Assortment; Hemptique Bamboo Crafting Cord

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

Wishing you a wonderful day tag

5/15/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everybody! Happy Sunday! I shared last month that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for three months and I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m into my second month, and for my second feature I have three fun projects to share and will showcase them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a pretty ‘just because’ kind of tag. I love tags and don’t make nearly enough of them!

Using a stencil adhesive, I randomly placed square templates from the ARTplorations Squares Flexi-Template on a half-sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and applied Memento New Sprout ink with a dauber. Then I used the largest die from the CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies to cut the tag. I used the STAMPlorations Layered Vase stamp set and an assortment of Memento inks to stamp the focal image and sentiment.

I attached a purple and a green ribbon to the top with some bamboo cord tied in a bow, and added several tiny iridescent gemstones for a little interest.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Purple and green are one of my favorite color combos and I’m in love with the whimsical nature of this tag! Awesome products!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (playing twist – green)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #274 – Flowers + A Sentiment
5. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #145 – Anything Goes
8. Moving Along With The Times: #130 – Bouquet of Flowers
9. Through The Purple Haze: #180 – Anything Goes w/ optional Gems and/or Pearls (playing twist)

STAMPlorations products used:
CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
ARTplorations Squares Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations Layered Vase stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly, Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves and London Fog ink
Accessories: Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Stencil Magic Stencil Adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Really Reasonable Ribbon purple and green ribbons, Hemptique bamboo cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Second Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Howdy peeps! I have to tell you that it’s absolutely gorgeous this time of year out here in Colorado! Spring has finally sprung! I’m into my second month as a guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my feature this month I have three more projects to showcase, all using different ARTplorations Stencils along with other goodies available in the store!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Wishing you a wonderful day tag

Free Spirit Wild Heart

Shaped Thank you note cards

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday tag card

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day and it’s Day 3 of the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop! The Hop is going on until the 31st, so if you’re a fellow cat lover, come join us! There’s a lot of fun and games to join in every day, and Janis has been busy lining up some pretty awesome prizes to give away at the end!

I have a really fun tag card design of my own to share with you today that features super awesome Laurel Burch stamps! Who doesn’t LOVE to color Laurel Burch stamps (especially the cats)?! The sky is the limit with color choices! The bolder and brighter, the better, I say! ;)

I cut a top-folding card base in the shape of a tag and then picked out two coordinating bright pink papers along with some pink washi tape that I applied at the seam. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the images and adhered them to the panel, then stamped the sentiment and applied several small iridescent gemstones that I colored with a pink alcohol marker. I created hole reinforcements from white cardstock with two circle punches. I punched a hole through both layers of the card base and adhered reinforcements on the front and back side of the front flap. The final step was adding ribbon.

I created the inside panel just like the front panel, stamped the sentiment, added the hole reinforcements, and added a stitched square die cut for the signature area.

And one more peek… I’m in love with this design and see more of these in my future! So fun!

Sharing in the following challenge:
1. Creations in Pink: #27 – Anything Goes in MAINLY Pink

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Darice Dots & Stripes 6×6 paper pack
Stamps: Laurel Burch Feline Blossoms stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 369, 405, 393, 441, 430, 453, 417, 415, 413
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX die, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Scotch ATG, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up pink patterned washi tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Pink Diamond Satin ribbon, Hemptique bamboo cord, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’ll consider joining us! Pop over to the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop to get all the details! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

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

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re not too cold wherever you are… we woke up to 1 degree this morning and they say it feels like -14 degrees out there, lol! So it’ll be a cozy crafting kind of day for me today! I’ve popped in this morning with a super fun tag I created using the Twistoon Margarita digital image! The Twistoon Digi Stamps Facebook February Progressive Challenge is underway and this image is being offered free to challenge participants, so go check it out! As I have mentioned before, if you love twisted cartoon images, this is the place for you! I literally LOL’d the entire time this tag was in the making – this chick obviously spent a little too much time in the tanning bed and used a little too much Sun-In hair lightener on her hair! Remember that stuff?! Bahahaha!

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First of all, I scanned the image and cut it with my Scan N Cut. My cardstock must have shifted because it was ‘off’ slightly when it cut but I thought it added to quirkiness so I went with it! I cut four more shapes and adhered them on top of one another for a nice thick image which you’ll see in a moment. I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and embellished it slightly with a white paint pen.

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I cut a 3×5 tag and ‘stamped’ with bubble wrap over the front of it with dried marigold distress ink which created a nice subtle background that didn’t take away from the image. I created a sentiment on the computer and printed it on 60# Hammermill copy paper, trimmed it and layered it on red textured cardstock, and adhered it across the bottom of the tag. I created tag hole reinforcements for the front and back using 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches, and then looped red, orange and white ribbon through the hole and tied it with bamboo cord. I adhered the image to the tag and finished it with several tiny iridescent gemstones.

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I told you this image was thick – five cardstock layers thick! ;)

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And one more look… this was SO fun to create – from too much time in the tanning bed to Sun-In hair lightener overkill! I really DID laugh out loud the entire time! ;)

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Cardz 4 Galz: #114 – Use Kraft Paper or Card
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: February Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Lil Patch of Craft Friends: #125 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Darice red textured cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Twistoon Margarita digital image, computer-generated sentiment
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Pink Flamingo, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Oceanview Blue and Tiki Hut Tan; Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca white paint pen, Pentel Slicci Metallic Red and Gold pens, Ranger dried marigold distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, bubble wrap; ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon Red and Turquoise, Colors of Autumn and Christmas Celebrations ribbon collections; Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag! Be sure to check out Twistoon Digi Stamps and join Lisa’s group in Facebook if you’re the twisted cartoon digi type! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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