Inspirational Coins (set of 3)

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our June ATC Challenge is Monochrome and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month! This is my last post for the Happy Little Stampers ATC team and I’d like to thank Kylie and the rest of the team for having me along for the last year and a half! I’ve had loads of fun creating so many ATCs which has definitely jump-started my addiction, lol!

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I created a set of three inspirational coins this month. We all need a little inspiration seeing with what’s going on in the world right now. Hopefully it won’t be long until we can all be back out there with our family and friends doing the things we love. I was a top pick in one of Lozzy’s challenges a while back and won some of her digital papers. I used one of the prints from her Mono collection for this project.

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I used the awesome Hero Arts To Seize or Not To Seize stamp set along with Hero Arts white embossing powder to create the sentiment strips for each of the coins. To finish them off, I affixed one medium and two small black gemstones to each one.

And one more look… I sure am happy with how these turned out! Nothing like a little inspiration to have a great day! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Blog Named Hero: May Challenge – Hugs from a distance
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
5. Let’s Craft and Create: #160 – Anything Goes w/optional Punch It (playing twist- circle punch)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, American Crafts black cardstock, Lozzy Mono digital papers
Stamps: Hero Arts To Seize or Not To Seize stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: 2-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You color my world

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our May ATC Challenge is Rainbow and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a clean and simple ATC this month featuring seven different skinny Washi Tape prints in the seven rainbow colors, and a Paper Smooches sentiment.

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This couldn’t have been any more simple to make, and it sure packs a powerful punch!

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And here’s one more peek… sure loving this! And I probably won’t trade this one, lol!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #233 – Anything Goes w/optional Diamonds and Lace (no twist)
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet skinny Washi Tape; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Merry Christmas

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our April ATC Challenge is Make Your Own Background and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a diagonal stripe background using red and green glitter Washi Tape and gold Skinny Washi Tape. Super easy. No measuring – just free-hand.

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I adhered a gold glitter ‘merry’ die cut layered onto a white one, then added the stamped ‘Christmas’ sentiment and a green tree brad to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one more look… super happy with how this one turned out! Very festive! ;)

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional Geometric Papers
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week #566/7 – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (old Washi Tape, stamp/die set and tree embellishment)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #248 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes or Snow Buddies
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #484 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafting Happiness Challenges: #43 – Anything Goes w/optional Easter
Crafty Catz: #500 – Anything Goes w/optional One For The Girls
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #158 – Anything Goes w/optional Through a Window
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #129 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock
Stamps/Dies: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Peachy Cheap green and red glitter Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas gold glitter Skinny Washi Tape, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Christmas tree brad from stash, Faber-Castell Magenta pitt pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I Love Mew!

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our March ATC Challenge is Critters and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I used my first-ever Vera Lane Studios digital image for this retro-looking ATC and I’m so smitten! My friend Carole created several projects with Vera Lane Studio cats during the Cat Lovers Hop back in October, and I just had to have some! So I bought Cat Life and Fat Cats! More to come, so stay tuned, lol!

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I created a background using strips of cardstock alternating with strips of skinny Washi Tape. The cat is one from the Vera Lane Studios Cat Life collection that I fussy cut and ran a Tuxedo Black marker around the edge prior to adhering it to the background. The sentiment stamp was a freebie from The Cat’s Pajamas that was enclosed in my prize order from them a couple months ago. I finished the ATC off by adding dots of Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops.

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Here’s one more look… loads of color and texture going on here! Love, love, love! ;)

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #36 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
ATC Around The World: #63 – Everything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #246 – Feminine + A Sentiment
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #496 – Anything Goes with optional Flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #130 – Animals/Birds
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #114 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #157 – Anything Goes with optional Easter
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #427 – Farmyard Animals
QKR Stampede: #388 – Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats: #52 – Furrything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something Feminine
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers
Use Your Stuff: #393 – Use Your Favorite Embellishment (Crystal Drops)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum cardstock
Stamps: Vera Lane Studios Cat Life digi, The Cat’s Pajamas I Love Mew sentiment stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Sweet!

2/16/20 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft!

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our February ATC Challenge is Fruity and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a ‘sweet’ ATC this month featuring yummy strawberries! I used Stampin’ Up stamps, ink, paper and cardstock.

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I adhered a thin strip of the Fruit Stand DSP to the left side of the ATC, and randomly stamped the strawberry image (from the Tart & Tangy stamp set) in Strawberry Slush ink on the right side. I also stamped five strawberries in Old Olive ink on 60# Hammermill copy paper so I could fussy cut the tops to paper piece onto the stamped strawberries.

I stamped the sentiment on thick cardstock in Peekaboo Peach ink, then inked the stamp up again with Tangerine Tango ink and wiped some of the ink off from around the outside edges with my finger, which yielded a cool two-tone look. I added a narrow strip of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and the sentiment to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one more look… loving how this turned out! Awesome colors on this!

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I’d love to enter this ATC 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
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Peekaboo Peak cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tart & Tangy and Bravo stamp sets
Ink: Stmapin’ Up Strawberry Slush, Old Olive ink, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

dude

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our January ATC Challenge is Masculine and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a fun ‘dude’ coin using Deep Red Gears Background stamp that I heat embossed in black and then colored with Bic Mark-It markers.

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I originally planned to just stamp the gears in black and color them, and then after I stamped them, I changed my other mind and decided that I wanted them heat embossed. So I stamped Versamark over top the black ink, applied clear embossing powder, and voila! I had black heat embossed gears!

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And here’s one more look… I’m really diggin’ how this turned out! And it was so easy! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Deep Red Gears Background, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Woodsy Brown, Honey Brown, Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: 2-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

another birthday?

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week – time sure is passing by rather quickly! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our December ATC Challenge is Bling and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a super cute and rather humorous birthday ATC this month. I absolutely love this Great Impressions sentiment stamp, and needless to say I chuckled a few times while this was in the making, lol!

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I created a pretty blingy candle die cut with DCWV Washi Tape Basics-Glitter and Foil affixed to cardstock for a little dimension. I love a little paper (well, cardstock) piecing! I finished the ATC off with a few tiny iridescent stars.

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And here’s one more look. Not sure if I’ll keep this or if I’ll trade it. Loving how it turned out!

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Proud to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #70 – December Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Basics – Glitter and Foil
Stamps: Great Impressions Another Birthday? rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink
Dies/Punches: Elizabeth Craft Designs candle die
Accessories:  Tonic straight corner punch, MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter (Sugar Plum stars)

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You’re aDORKable

Hello, crafty peeps! It’s Hump Day and I hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our November ATC Challenge is Die Cuts and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

November 2019 ATC

I created a clean and simple ATC this month with a funny sentiment that coordinates with the die cut, both from Paper Smooches. ;)

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This is a very simple design with three glasses layers for dimension, stamping in black ink, and black square and round gemstones.

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One more look… this is another one that I’m not sure I want to trade, lol! I might just keep it! ;)

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: November challenge – Hand Stamped
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Incognito stamp set
Ink: Marvy Uchida Silver Metallic paint marker, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Glasses die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice black square and round gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Love me some shoes!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our October ATC Challenge is Anything Goes with a set of 3 and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month! I’ve always had a shoe fetish (thanks to my oldest sister who taught me well) and I used the most adorable stamp set to create a set of three ATCs (coins) featuring shoes!

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I stayed with a black and white color combo with a pop of gold for these coins. I’ve had this Paper Pretties stamp set in my stash for several years and can’t believe I’m just now (finally) getting around to using it – it’s so stinkin’ cute! And I can’t believe I found papers in my stash to match the prints on the shoes, lol! I embellished each coin with black/gold skinny Washi Tape and a few gold sequins.

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Here are individual shots of the coins. I’m so tickled with how they turned out! Not sure if I want to trade them or keep them for myself, lol! ;)

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I’d love to enter this trio of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #177 – For A Lady/Girl
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #294 – October Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #68 – October Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #103 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #366 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #36 – Use A Sentiment
The House That Stamps Built: DCC 0219 – Circles
The Rainbow Card Challenge: #10 – Brazenly Black
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Go Wild DSP stack
Stamps: Paper Pretties Sassy Shoes stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Me & My Big Ideas black/gold Skinny Washi Tape, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Under the Sea

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our September ATC Challenge is Ocean/Sea and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I created an ATC base with thick white cardstock, punched the corners with a ticket corner punch, and spritzed just a hint of blue india ink and Perfect Pearls in a mister onto a sea waves stencil.

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While the background was drying, I stamped all the images, colored them, and die cut them. I stamped the sentiment and arranged my underwater scene. ;)

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One more look… I absolutely love how this turned out! What an adorable scene!

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
Country View Challenges: September – Under The Sea
Crafty Animals: #30 – Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studios: #20 – Birds and Beasts

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set, Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages stamp set
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin Blue India Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow and Calypso Coral ink; Studio 71 alcohol markers- BG3, BG10, YR4, Y9, Y12, R4, B4, E15, E16, YG7, N2 N6; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses die set, Tonic ticket corner punch
Accessories:  Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil, Perfect Pearls, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, clear Wink of Stella

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig