Vacay

Hi everyone! You know on the 1st of the month I always have several posts – this is the second one and there will be one more after this one! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #100 – Kidz Rule! We’re being sponsored this month by Star Stampz, Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Pickled Potpourri! Come play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I created a cute summer vacation card using the most adorable Knobby Knees Vacation Boy digi from Bugaboo. OMG, I just love him! Man/boy/masculine cards have always been challenging for me so I kept this fairly simple with a couple patterned papers, some torn Core’dinations paper and just a few embellishments.

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Isn’t this knobby knees kid just the custest ever?! I colored him and cut him with a double-stitched die – you know how I love my stitched dies! I tore one edge of a piece of brown Core’dinations to reveal the kraft core for a little interest under the focal image. I spelled ‘vacay’ using the Newsprint Thickers down the left side and colored them with a green Spectrum Noir marker. To finish the front, I added several drops of Woodland Green Crystal Drops and a few Candi Minis.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of the papers used on the front. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, punched it out with a circle punch and then punched a slightly larger circle of the Kraft cardstock used for the base. This turned out really cute! ;)

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Proud to enter this kid card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #49 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: August Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #160 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations: #234 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #19 – Happy Anything
Stinkin’ Inkers: Guy Talk
Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #196 – Inspiration Photo (kids/summer vacation & ice cream go very nicely together, lol!)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Bright’s 6×6 paper pad, Tim Holtz Core’dinations Kraft Core
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Knobby Knees Vacation Boy, Great Impressions Summer Days rubber stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS3, IG4, IG6, TN6, LG5, GB5, CT4, IB2
Punches/Dies: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle die, SU 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: American Crafts Newsprint Thickers, Orange Candi Minis, Woodland Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve this project and will link up with us this month to show off your kid (child) project! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Wedded Bliss gift card holder

** 8/16/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge! **

Hello crafty peeps! Happy Tuesday and August 1st! Can you believe it?! It won’t be long until we start seeing Christmas decorations in the stores and commercials on TV, lol! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #13 – August Anything Goes! Come play with us – we’d love to see what you’re working on!

I created a gorgeous wedding gift card holder using Stampin’ Up! Tag Talk and For The New Two stamp sets. This is my basic go-to gift card holder design – I’ve been making these for years and I love them – the possibilities for embellishing are endless! ;) I dry embossed the pearl metallic cardstock which I layered on gold mirror cardstock. The ‘medallion’ is heat embossed in gold and layered on punched gold mirror and ivory circles.

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I heat embossed a simple wedding sentiment in gold and added a small magnet closure.

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One last photo of the back. By the way, this was commissioned by a co-worker who shared that the recipient loved it! :D

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I’m happy to enter this gift card holder into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #49 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #7 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: August Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #160 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use A Sentiment Instead of an Image
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations: #234 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Venicelux Pearl Metallic cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Tag Talk and For The New Two stamp sets
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up! 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Ranger super fine detail Gold embossing powder, Darice Ranunculus embossing folder, Fiskars corner rounder, Buttermilk Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift card holder and will consider linking up an anything goes project with us this month! We’re always interested in what you’re working on… no matter what it is! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

cherish

** 8/1/17 Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown! **

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week has started off with a bang! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using several Hero Arts products – Vintage Travel Digital Kit, Love by Lia stamp set, Intense Black inkPaper Layering Eiffel Tower die and Detail Black Embossing Powder. I created a CAS anniversary card for the hubs done in one of my favorite color combos of black and white with a pop of red. So romantic! ;)

This card was super easy! I printed the Map overlay and the Postmark stamp in a 5.5″ square area along with the Paris stamp off to one side (all from the Vintage Travel Digital Kit) on white cardstock. I trimmed the map area to a size slightly smaller than my card base and matted it on black cardstock, then cut out the little Paris stamp and adhered it with dimensional foam at an angle over the postmark.

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I cut a strip of red and white polkadot paper, matted it on black and adhered it across the bottom portion of the map panel. I stamped ‘cherish’ from the Love by Lia stamp set in Versamark and embossed it with the Detail Black Embossing Powder.

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I adhered the Paper Layering Eiffel Tower  die cut with dimensional foam and finished the front with varying sizes of Berry Red Crystal Drops. I’m loving how this turned out!

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I decorated the inside with a leftover piece of the polkadot paper, stamped the sentiment from the same Love by Lia stamp set and matted the panel on red cardstock. I went one step further and stamped the bottom portion of the sentiment again in red ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock, fussy cut the little hearts and adhered them over top of the hearts in the sentiment, leaving just a tiny ‘shadow’ of black.

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Happy to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #346 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #92 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #30 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #13 – Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #62 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #95 – Bon Voyage/Vacation
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #9 – Favorite Colors
Tuesday Throwdown: #353 – Black & White + 1 Other Color
Word Art Wednesday: #292/293 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Black Onyx cardstock, Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock, Stampin’ Up Sending Love DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit, Hero Arts Love by Lia stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Intense Black ink, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Eiffel Tower die
Accessories: Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder, Berry Red Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Anything Goes this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Flower Sandal

** 8/13/17 Sweet Sprinkles Award Winner at Pile It On! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had an amazing week! Mine has been great – life is pretty darn good these days! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using three papers from the Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack – Orange Plaid, Hoot Hoot and Owls & Flowers. This is my last post for the Dare 2B Artzy design team and I thank these ladies for this amazing opportunity – I’ve had such a good time! I’ll be back as a guestie in a few months! ;)

Cindy, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, asked me to create a sandal for her to take to craft shows for display, and this adorable sandal is what I came up with. I created a flip flop template several years ago that I use to make the flip flops and other sandals in my paper shoe collection which you can find HERE if you’re interested in looking.  This sandal has a heel, however, and the others do not (template has no heel) but I will soon update my template to include the optional heel.

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I targeted a pink and red flower and cut out several of them to layer the different pieces. I added some clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the largest pink layer and several tiny silver seed beads (adhered with the Crystal Drops) to the center of the flower for a ‘jeweled’ effect.

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I have such a shoe fetish and sure wish I could make my own shoes! I’d have a gazillion pairs, lol! So pleased with how this turned out!

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Here’s one last shot… of the sole. :)

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Proud to enter this cute little sandal in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #346 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #92 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #62 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Pile It On: #132 – Primary Colors and/or Something Beginning with “S”
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #95 – Bon Voyage/Vacation (need sandals for vacay!)
Word Art Wednesday: #292/293 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘Bright’ project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Fired Brick cardstock
Accessories: Foamies foam, Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Silver shimmer Seed Beads

 

Hero Arts Poetic Petals Note Cards

** 8/5/17 Top 4 at Daisy Chain Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! My wish for you is a wonderful week coming up! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit and Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings. I created a set of four CAS note cards, each with a different flower and sentiment on the front and blank inside. These are large, at 5.5″ square, so there’s lots of room inside to write a message. And OMGosh, these flowers are gorgeous!

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I put a fun little twist on these – that’s the beauty of working with digital images! I created a background of sentiments on which to print the flowers. I created one snippet of the Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings preview sheet, duplicated it three more times and printed the block of four snippets on a sheet of white cardstock.

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I put the sentiments sheet back into the printer and printed the flowers right over top of the sentiments.

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I fussy cut each flower, heat set it and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. I ran each flower through my Creative Station to put adhesive on the back and adhered it to a piece of vanilla cardstock layered on gold mirror cardstock. For a little texture, I embossed a different color cardstock for each card which I layered on a piece of cardstock matching the color of the flower.

I chose four different sentiments which I printed on vanilla cardstock, cut into flags and layered on the gold mirror cardstock. I adhered the pieces to the card bases and finished each card with pearls. I thoroughly enjoyed making these and I’m so tickled with how they turned out! Here is a close-up of each card:

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Proud to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #14 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #94 – Summer Fun
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #10 – Floral
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge
House of Cards: Stripes and/or Colors (used three of the colors)
Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #45 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July Challenge – Anything With Flowers
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #290/291 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Challenge – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, GKD Ivory, Peach Bellini, Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink and Honey Mustard cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit and Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BT2, BT3, LV1, HB1, CR1, CR2, LG5, DG4, EB6, TN4
Accessories:  Stampin Up Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Pearls- Light Green, Light Blue and Light Yellow; Stampin Up White Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of note cards and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Anything Goes this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Clutch Purse w/ Set of Note Cards

** 7/24/17 Top 3 at That’s Crafty Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday to you! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project using the amazing Paisley Bliss stamp set, Paisley paper and Totally Black ink. I created an awesome little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. This is the second set I’ve created and the possibilities are literally endless! If you’re interested, you can see the first set HERE. ;)

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I stamped the “Creativity takes courage” quote (which I absolutely love) on the front flap that I decorated with the strip from the top of the paper and some thin strips of navy blue cardstock, and a vintage button.

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I stamped the large paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set on a scrap piece of white cardstock, scanned it and cut it with my Scan N Cut, and colored it with three Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The Zig colors were pretty bright so I layered a piece of thick vellum (also cut with the Scan N Cut using the same scanned paisley shape) to mute the colors. I used this as an accent on the bottom of the flap.

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This is a shot of the back flap which I decorated with thin strips of navy blue cardstock.

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This is the clutch purse opened up to reveal the set of cards. Really loving how this set turned out! ;)

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The set of four cards are all stamped with that awesome quote and several paisley stamps, and colored with the same three Zig markers.  I even stamped and colored a small paisley on the envelopes! I added a layer of the vellum (to mute the colors), several sequins and a hand-cut flag with a tiny button to each card.

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Happy to enter this fun project into the following challenges:
Card Mania: #94 – Summer Fun
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #10 – Floral
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #290/291 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and In The Navy cardstock scraps, SU Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, SweetStamps 36# vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers- Turquoise Green, Yellow Green, Pale Green
Dies/Punches: EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Doodlebug Design sequins, tiny white buttons