Happy Spring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Spring

Hi everyone! I had so much fun creating cards for The Outlawz Challenges yesterday that I decided to do it again, lol! The card I’m sharing now is for the Festive Fridays Challenge, Our sponsor this month is The Paper Nest Dolls and I have several of their digis in my stash so I chose the adorable Flower Cart Avery to create a Spring card. She is so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it! ;)

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Since I was making a Spring card, I dug through my digital paper stash and found a pretty Bearly Mine floral paper to use for the background. I rounded the bottom left corner of the card base and the image which I colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I created the sentiment on the computer and angled it over the top right corner of the image, then added a couple blue Twinkle Goosebumps.

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I used a Robin Williams quote for the inside sentiment that I created on the computer. I embellished the panel with leftover digital paper and cardstock used on the front.

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One more peek… loving how this turned out! Although I absolutely love the snow, it’s still in the 20s and 30s at night here so I’m ready for some Spring weather, lol!

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
Not Just Cards Challenges: April Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #206 – Easter/Spring
Double D Challenges: Showers & Flowers
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #127 – Spring Is In The Air
The Crafter’s Cafe: #240 – Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Linen Solar White cardstock, Martha Stewart Dolphin cardstock, Bearly Mine digital paper
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Flower Cart Avery digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir Classique- FS3, FS6; Spectrum Noir regular- EB1, EB2, EB6, IG4, IG8, TN2, TN4, TN6, CT4, OR1, OR3, BGR1, DG2, DR1, IB2, TB4, colorless blender; Pentel Clicci Metallic Silver pen
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Queen & Co. blue Twinkle Goosebumps

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Spring

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great week – the weekend is almost here! A couple weeks ago I shared that I’m guest designing for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge this month. We’re being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps so be sure to join The Outlawz so you can join in the fun! The Twisted Thursday challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist. Today’s challenge is being hosted by Janet and the twist is ‘Hoodie-Hoo.’ It was explained to me that on this winter day (usually celebrated on the 20th) people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads, and chant “Hoodie-Hoo.” It’s a day to chase away Winter blues and bring in Spring. After all, everyone in the northern hemisphere is sick and tired of Winter at this point and a little crazy being cooped up inside all winter and not seeing the sun. So this one is wide open to interpretation and we can’t wait to see what you create!

I created a ‘Happy Spring’ card featuring the adorable Bugaboo Birdhouses digital image from my stash. I adhered a floral print paper to the front of the card base and then created a green print panel that I layered on foam and adhered to the left side of the floral print.

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I colored the image, trimmed it and adhered it to the green panel. I affixed tiny iridescent gemstones to the center of each flower and a simple red bow at the top. I adhered the Spring definition (created on the computer) on a vertical tab and a few larger gemstones on the right side.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the papers used on the front and a layered computer-generated sentiment.

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And one more look… I so love how this turned out and it sure makes me ready for Spring! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #110 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #245 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Creative Moments: #185 – Anything Goes w/optional For The Girls
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #116 – Critters
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers
The Creative Crafters: #25 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Patterned Paper
Through The Purple Haze: #164 – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: #451 – Use Your Favorite Color (green)
Wordart Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #02 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock, GKD White cardstock, Stmapin’ Up Petal Garden DSP stack
Stamps: Bugaboo Birdhouses digital image, computer-generated sentiments
Ink: Bic Mark-It- Pink Flamingo, Peach Parfait, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Rambunctious Red, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green, Hot Aqua, Oceanview Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Glue Skies Blue, Woodsy Brown; Studio 71- BG13
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice iridescent gemstones, Foamies white foam, Stampin’ Up Real Red ribbon, ScraPerfect Embellie Geliie

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project 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 digital images and papers at Bugaboo Digi Stamps – you know you love some Bugaboo! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig