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A Million & One Thanks

Hi everyone! Happy September 1st to you all! Hard to believe, I know. Another fun challenge is live over at Craft for the Craic and I’m happy to share my GD inspiration project for the Autumn Colors challenge. This is my last guest project with this wonderful team of Irish ladies. I cannot believe a full year has gone by since the lovely Eithne invited me to join the team as a guest designer. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself and thank them from the bottom of my heart!

I’ve created a Double Gate Fold in lots of autumnal colors. Inspiration for this card came from my friend Dawn. SO MUCH FUN! I absolutely L-O-V-E this fold!

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These gorgeous double-sided papers and stamps are all from Stampin’ Up. This is a close-up of the belly band which goes around the card to keep it nicely folded. Lots of die cuts used with the front sentiment.

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Belly band off… card beginning to open.

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First gate fold open to reveal another sentiment and more die cuts.

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And a close-up…

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Second gate fold open to reveal yet another sentiment on the inside with more die cuts and a few dots of Crystal Drops. I have to apologize for the ‘wonky’ position of the fold on the bottom right. No matter how hard I tried, it would not behave and I couldn’t get a photo of it straight!

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And a close-up of that one… Did I tell you how much fun this was and how much I love this fold, lol?!

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I’d love to enter this fun fold into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #51 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: September Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: M for Make Your Mark
Dream Valley Challenge – :#162 – Use A Stamp or Digi Image
Not Just Cards: #47 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry cardstock, SU Petals & Paisleys DSP
Stamps: SU Lighthearted Leaves, Grateful Bunch and Million & One stamp sets
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Spectrum Noir- DG3, LG3, GB7, OR3, DR7
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals dies, SB Classic Scalloped Ovals dies, SU Leaflets Framelits
Accessories: MISTI, Dark Walnut Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and link up with us this month! With Autumn/Fall fast approaching, dig into your crafty stash and make something in those wonderful colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

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Hello, happy crafters! Hope you’ve had an awesome week! It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft For The Craic! I’m excited to share my GD inspiration project for the August Include a Triangle Shape challenge! I was in a ‘pink’ kind of mood and created a very feminine and flowery friendship card.

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Most of the supplies I used on this are from Stampin’ Up! – cardstock, paper, ink, punches and rhinestones. The gorgeous doily is a Cheery Lynn die and so much classier than most pre-cut doilies. I just got the Tim Holtz Tag Press that I was anxious to use, and I love it! The little bouquet of flowers is also a TH product that is new in my stash. :)

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I decorated in the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock from the front and stamped a simple sentiment on the layered panel. I’m really happy with how this turned out. :)

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Proud to enter this girly friendship card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz: #53 – Pretty Pastels
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use a Sentiment Instead of an Image
QKR Stampede: #255 – Anything Goes or Make It Humorous
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/option of Girly
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything  Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper
 SU Thick White, regular White, Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock, SU Love Blossoms DSP
Stamps: 
SU A Dozen Thoughts stamp set
Ink: SU Rose Red ink
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn French Pastry die, SU 1-1/4″ circle punch, SU 1-3/4″ scalloped circle punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ scalloped circle punch
Accessories: Tim Holtz Tag Press and 1-1/4″ Ring, Tim Holtz Bouquet Flowers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, SU Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project this month that includes a triangle shape! That’s a pretty simple challenge, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

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Perpetual Calendar

Hello, crafty friends! It’s been a short week for many of you in the States with the July 4th holiday – hope it was a great celebration! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft For The Craic and I’m excited to share my GD inspiration project for the July Handmade Flowers challenge! I made ANOTHER perpetual calendar – I really love this cut file as it makes them so easy to throw together! Hope you don’t mind seeing two in a row… I actually made this one prior to the green one and did not intend for them to be posted back-to-back but since they were for two different design teams and two different types of challenges, that’s just how it worked out! :\

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The double-sided paper is from Dare 2B Artzy and really brings the orange and navy blue color combo together in a beautiful way. The month stamps are from Stampin’ Up and are just the perfect size for the boxes.

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The navy blue Glittered Gumdrops coordinate with the numbers on the cubes and the handmade flowers across the bottom of the base.

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I’m really loving how these turned out and can see more of them in my future, lol! The two I’ve made so far are gifts for a couple special ladies in my life. I hope they like them!

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Happy to enter this fun calendar into the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #192 – Tic Tac Toe (gems or pearls / stamp or digi / die cuts)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July 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

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Tomato Soup cardstock, SU Night of Navy cardstock, D2BA Owls & Flowers paper
Stamps: SU Day To Day stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty Perpetual Calendar SVG cut file, SU Itty Bitty flower punch
Accessories: WOC flat back ivory pearl string, YNS navy blue Glittered Gumdrops, Stampendous red Dot Sparklers, Red Berry Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wonderful perpetual calendar and will link up a project with some handmade flowers on it this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Gadgets Caddy

Hey friends! Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun crafty weekend in store! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the June Father’s Day/Masculine but Not a Card challenge! I’ve been playing with my Scan N Cut again, and used the awesome 3-Pocket Caddy cut file from Creations by AR to create this fun little Gadgets Caddy for my hubby’s desk. I’m so tickled with how this turned out! What a great little Father’s Day gift! ;)

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One amazing thing (among many) is the ability to scan something into the Scan N Cut and then cut it out, which is what I did with the letters spelling ‘gadgets.’ I enlarged the AR Christy font to 58 pts in Word which I printed on cardstock, scanned the sheet and cut the letters out.  I adhered them to the oval which is actually one of the negative-space pieces from the handle! Yep, I use those scraps whenever possible! I added a tiny paperclip and adhered the oval to the front with foam strips. ;)

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The paper is from the Crafters Companion Just For Men Urban Collection 6×6 paper pad. I inked the edges of all the paper pieces with Walnut Stain distress ink.

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This caddy has three pockets (partitions) which will be great for holding all the little gadgets on my hubby’s desk. Can’t wait to give it to him! ;)

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Happy to share this project in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #253 – Celebrations
Craft Rocket Challenges: #38 – For The Men/Boys
Crafting By Designs: June Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Not A Card
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – June Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #276 – Your Favorite Things (cardstock, dies/cut files)
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #44 – One For The Boys – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #17 – Masculine
QKR Stampede: #246 – Anything Goes
The Male Room: #61 – Stash (die cuts)
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Crafters Companion Just For Men Urban Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Creations by AR 3-Pocket Caddy cut file
Ink: Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: AR Christy 58-pt font alphabet letters, mini paperclip

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this little project and will consider linking up a masculine project for Father’s Day that is not a card! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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There’s no happy like holiday happy

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope your week has started off nicely, and the weather isn’t too hot where you are! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m super stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the May Anything Goes challenge! I created a fun Christmas card in non-traditional colors. Red and green are usually “the” Christmas colors, but for this card… NOT!

I created a card using purple and teal which is (another) one of my favorite color combos. Using dark purple for the card base, I cut strips of dotted paper from the SU Brights, Regals and Subtles DSP stacks to create some visual interest.

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I stamped the focal image in the dark ink and then stamped over it a second time in Versamark (using the MISTI) and heat embossed it in clear so I could water color the open areas of the image with ink colors matching the paper strips. I finished off the front with Gloss White Crystal Drops. Really loving how this turned out!

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I kept the inside simple, as I usually do, with a strip of leftover cardstock and a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes with optional photo inspiration
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: May Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: May Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #87 – Three of a Kind (three polkadot papers)
Daisy Chain Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: May Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #57 – Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights: #66 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White cardstock; SU Brights, Regals and Subtles DSP Stacks
Stamps: SU Mingle All The Way and Tin of Tags stamp sets
Ink: SU Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party ink; Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Clear embossing powder, Niji water brush, Gloss White Crystal Drops, MISTI, Fiskars corner rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Easter Greetings gift bag

** 4/12/17 Top 3 at Word Art Wednesday! **
** 4/14/17 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday again! Hope you’ve had a great week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m happy to share my guest designer project for Easter – Anything But A Card Challenge! OMG, I had a b.l.a.s.t. creating this shabby chic Easter gift bag! It’s all ready for some yummy candy Easter eggs and chocolates! ;)

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I die cut the two pieces for the gift bag and put it together, then just started layering vintage images and elements.

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I inked all the elements with Antique Linen distress ink, and then splattered white paint and purple shimmer ink.

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Here are a few more photos taken at different angles. I love how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this fun little gift bag into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #345 – Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #245 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #365 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #117 – 3+ Layers
Creative Cottage Challenges: #85 – Dies and/or Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #152 – Easter
Dragonfly Journeys: #89 – How Egg-citing
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #345 – Buttons and/or Bows
Inky Chicks: #81 – Use Purple
Kitty Bee Designs: #92 – Easter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #55 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon: #388 – Egg-cellent
Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #1714 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #167 Anything Goes with optional Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #161 – Flowers
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog: #65 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenge: #87 – Easter
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Flowers and Foliage Challenge
The Crafty Addicts: #35 – Add A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #187 – Photo Inspiration

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection paper, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum scrap
Stamps: xxx
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen distress ink, Spectrum Noir Amethyst Shimmer marker, Sharpie white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die; Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Banner Triple punch and Blossom Bunch punch
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Lace Doily, Prairie Bird Boutique pink wrinkled ribbon scrap, Wild Orchid Craft paper flower

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift bag and will create an Easter project for our challenge this time – anything but a card! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

** 3/8/17 Top Pick at 4 Crafty Chicks! **

Hello there, my crafty friends! Happy Friday! This week sure was a blur but I’m not complaining… it means I can get my craft on! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m excited to share my guest designer project for the Green and Glittery for St. Patrick’s Day challenge! Boy, do I have a treat for you, lol! That is, if you share my sense of humor! I’ve had this hilarious Maxine cartoon in my funnies stash forever, it seems, and it sure has come in handy for this challenge!

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This card was super easy to create and sure is glittery! I glammed Maxine to the hilt with a couple layers of glitter paper and clear rhinestones! :)

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #340 – Green
Crafty Friends: #52 – All That Glitters
Creatalicious Challenges: #110 Anything Goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #9 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Die Cuts and/or Punches
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #134 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Washi Tape or Bunting
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, SU White Glimmer paper and Garden Green cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, The Paper Cut black cardstock
Stamps: SU Beautiful Ride stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX dies
Accessories:  Maxine cartoon, SU Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will create a green and glittery project to enter in our challenge this month! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig