Here’s to another year

** 7/2/17 DT Favorite at Crafting When We Can! **
** 7/2/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft! **

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Saturday – here’s to an awesome and crafty weekend! Our June challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m excited to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #126 – Girls, Girls, Girls! This is my last post for Let’s Craft and Create, and I’ve truly enjoyed my time with this amazing team. Thank you, Mary, for your wonderful leadership and support! We’ll see all you ladies around blogland! <3

You know how I love fancy folds and I’ve created another Z-box card. These are so much fun! I used the amazing Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures stamp set along with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. I also used some new floral papers that I’ve fallen in love with!

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I leaned toward a shabby chic style for this card, using lots of girly elements like glitter paper, flowers and lace, and distressing all the elements.

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I used my stitched oval dies along with a new Party Banner die. I created a bouquet of balloons secured with a bow.

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Here’s a side view showing more sentiments. :)

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And here’s an overhead view so you can see the awesome construction. Love this fold!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #46 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #182 – Bingo + A Sentiment (Pattern Paper/Stamped Image/Favorite Color)
Brown Sugar Challenges: #255 – Anything Goes
Craft Mania: #93 – Buttons and/or Bows
Crafting When We Can: #146 – Shabby Chic
Crafty Catz: #375 – Anything Goes w/optional Spots and Stripes
Crafty Gals Corner: #127 – Vintage
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: June Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #157 – Die Cuts, Chipboard and/or Punches
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #355 – Vintage
Happy Little Stampers: June Anything Goes with Dies
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #130 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #45 Summer Challenge – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1724 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: June Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #248 – Anything Goes or twist of Quilting/Stitching (real or faux)
Rubbernecker Challenge: #11 – Summer Time!
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #92 – Different Shape and Folds
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #8 – Dies and/or Punches
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #37 – Anything Goes w/ option of Summer Colors
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Your Imagination
Word Art Wednesday: #286/287 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #192 – Photo Inspiration

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Sahara Sand and Melon Mambo cardstock, DCVW Glitzy Pastels stack and Glitzy Glitter stack, Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: SU Balloon Adventures stamp set
Ink: SU Melon Mambo ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, Sharpie white paint pen
Dies/Punches: MB Stitched Oval Layers dies, Little Miss Muffet Party Banner die, SU Balloon Bouquet Punch
Accessories:  Darice foam, MISTI, Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers, ticket ephemera from stash, WOC ivory cotton lace, Recollections flowers, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to enter a girly project into our challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare To Dream The Impossible

** 5/23/17 Top 3 Sister at The Sisterhood of Crafters! **
** 5/23/17 Winner AND Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown! **
** 5/24/17 Winner at Crafty Creations Challenges! **
** 6/11/17 Mixed Media Challenge Favorite at Happy Little Stampers! **

Hello again, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week! The May challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m stoked to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #125 – Make Your Own Background! I had a b.l.a.s.t. creating this encouragement card!

I used a stencil and grit paste, Brushos and homemade Perfect Pearls spritz to create the background, and quite a few other elements to keep the eyes moving! ;)

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For the sentiment, I combined stamped elements with the wood script word that I inked in black. I created a torn and curled corner with a doily and lace underlay that I embellished with flat-back pearls.

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I inked a chipboard feather and embellished it with multi-colored seed beads, and added a gorgeous flower with two twine bows tucked behind one side of it. There are also a few metal embellishments – a key and two corner pieces.

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As a final touch, I ‘touched’ all the element with white gesso. I’m really loving how this turned out! You’ll be seeing more mixed media projects from me as time goes on! ;)

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a few scraps of cardstock and a stamped sentiment.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #44 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: May Challenge – Flowers
Crafty Creations: #341 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #123 – Add Flowers
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Pastel Colors Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #275 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #351 – Backgrounds/Create a Background
Happy Little Stampers: May Mixed Media Challenge
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog: #5 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenge Blog: #228 – Something Beginning with B (blue lace upper right corner)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1720 – Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge: May Challenge – Color Pink
Scrapper’s Delights: #66 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Encouragement
Tuesday Throwdown: #343 – Texture
Use Your Stuff: #264 – Metallics
Word Art Wednesday: #282/283 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #22 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: 
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock and Innocent Pink cardstock scrap, Spectrum Aqua Watercolor cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dream Big stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SN True Black, Memento Tuxedo Black marker; Brushos- Ultra Marine, Turquoise, Yellow, Orange, Brilliant Red
Accessories: Studio Charcoal Black acrylic paint, white Gesso, Sheena Douglas Distress Grid stencil, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Freckled Fawn Wood Chips Script Words, Stampin’ Up! Lace Doily, Paper Accents chipboard feather, seed beads from stash, Art C metal corners, Prima flower, blue lace from stash, K & Co. metal key, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up a project in our challenge this month! You still have lots of time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

lesliesig

Hippity Hoppity

** 4/26/17 Top 3 at Crafty Gals Corner! **
** 5/1/17 Top 3 at Digistamps4Joy! **
** 5/9/17 Winner at Digichoosday Craft Challenge! **

Hello, my crafty friends! Can you believe we’re on the downslide to the latter half of April already?! Wow, time is just flying by! The April challenge went live on the 5th over at Let’s Craft and Create, and I’m happy to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #124 – Easter and/or April Showers! Show us an Easter project or one depicting “April Showers”…

I have lots of Bugaboo digis in my stash so I chose their ‘Egg Tulip Bunny’ image which I just love! I had the best time creating this card!

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I dug out an Easter paper pack that I won several years ago and used a few coordinating prints. I layered all the elements on either green cardstock or patterned paper from another gorgeous paper pack. Sure do love my paper, lol! This card definitely needed one of my signature big bows so I added some looped twine behind it. I stamped a fun sentiment on a stitched flag and added some flat-back pearls to complete the front.

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Using Glossy Accents, I ‘glossified’ (probably not even a real word, lol) all the Easter eggs on one of the layered pieces. This gave those eggs a nice shine. ;)

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I decorated the inside with some leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped an Easter greeting.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania – #91 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafting When We Can Challenges: #142 – One For The Girls
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring
Crafty Creations Challenges: #339 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #119 – Embellish It
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #273 – One For The Girls
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #153 – Spring
Digi Choosday: Week 16 – Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy: #135 – Anything Goes + (optional) Inspired By A Song (Here Comes Peter Cottontail)
Dragonfly Journeys: #90 – It’s Hip To Be Square
Happy Little Stampers: April Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies
Incy Wincy Designs: So So Cute
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #39 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #56 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #43 – Easter
Penny Black and More: April Challenge – Spring
Stamping Sensations: April Challenge – Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: April Challenge – Spring
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #171 – Easter and/or Spring
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 278/279 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, First Edition Paper ‘Spring Drop’ 6×6 paper pad, Doodlebug Design ‘Rainbow Petite Prints’ 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Bugagoo Digi Stamps Egg Tulip Bunny digital image, SU And Many More stamp set, D2BA Raggity Rabbit stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; IG2, IG3, IG4, LY1, LY2, LY3, PP1, PP2, PP4, LG3, LG4, LG5, TB1, TB2, TB3, TB4, FS8
Dies/Punches: Lil Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon, white fun foam, SU Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up a project in our challenge this month! You still have lots of time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

lesliesig

Thankful-Grateful-BLESSED

** 3/24/17 Party Pick at PDE Linky Party! **

Hello, crafty friends! Can you believe we’re in the middle of March?! I hope you’re enjoying some nice Spring-like weather wherever you are! The March challenge went live on the 5th over at Let’s Craft and Create and I’m stoked to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #123 – enTWINEd! We want to see some twine on your project! C’mon, you can do it! Twine is awesome!

I created a very flowery friendship/thank you card using three coordinating sheets from a new Crafter’s Companion paper pack that I’m in love with. The stitched tag die is relatively new to my stash of stitched dies which I’m also in love with, lol!

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I embossed the sentiment on the tag with white embossing powder which coordinates beautifully with the white design on the paper and the lace doily I added beneath the flowered panel. In addition to the twine, I used quite a few red rhinestones and white flat-back pearls.

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I decorated the inside with a leftover strip of the floral paper and red cardstock used on the front. The front and inside sentiments are from a relatively new SU stamp set which I’ll be using again very soon. :)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #40 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #242 – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Gals: #43 – Pretty in Pink
Come and Get It Challenges: Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges: #35 – Make It Feminine
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: March Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #117 – Think Green
Daisy Chain Challenges: #6 – Make It Feminine
Fairytale Challenge: #164 – Favorite Color Combo (green/pink)
Inspiration Destination: #124 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #4 – Embossing
Hiding In My Craft Room: #293 – 3X Designer Paper
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #54 – Anything Goes
Make My MondayChallenge Blog: #42 – White Embossing
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #224 – Spring Is In The Air
PDE Linky Party: #164 – Tags
QKR Stampede: #235 – Anything Goes with twist of Congratulations
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Bling It Up
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #20 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #186 – Photo Inspiration

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Chocolate Chip and Real Red cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6 x 6 paper pad
Stamps: SU Paisleys & Posies stamp set
Ink: SU Real Red ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Stitched Tag die
Accessories:  Hero Arts white embossing powder, twine, SU lace doily, Fiskars corner rounder, white flat-back pearls, red rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to create a project with some twine this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You color my world

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Our February challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m stoked to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #122 – Love Is In The Air. I recently purchased the CC Designs ‘Dragonfly Floral’ rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet and I’m totally smitten! This is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous stamps I’ve ever owned. I absolutely love it! I created a CAS card with very few embellishments.

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I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and stamped a vertical sentiment, and layered it on some black shimmer cardstock. I layered the panel on foam for some dimension, and added some crocheted lace and a few sequins. This image is so gorgeous, it really didn’t need much to showcase it.

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I colored the dragonfly’s wings with Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle marker.

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

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #38 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week #403 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y for You Choose
Color It Create It Show It Off: February Challenge
Craft Rocket Challenges: #33 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #335 – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #109 – Anything Goes + optional use of ribbon or twine
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #122 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #52 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #41 – Spring
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #84 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #270/271 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #19 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red cardstock, The Paper Cut Black Shimmer cardstock
Stamps: CC Designs Dragonfly Floral rubber stamp, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BP1, BP2, BP4, LV1, LV2, EB1, EB2, EB3, TN6, TB2, LG3, LG5, DG3, Crystal Clear Sparkle; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: MISTI, Commotion Black Almost Leather, Doodlebug Designs dark gray sequins, Wild Orchid Crafts crocheted lace scrap

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to create a love-themed project to enter in our challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Friend

** 1/25/17 Top 5 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog! **
** 1/31/17 Winner at Color It Create It Show It Off! **
** 2/7/17 Winner at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! This is my very first crafty post on my new blog and I couldn’t be more stoked! I realize it’ll be a while before all my blogger friends find me here but I’m still excited and hope it won’t take too long. It was definitely time to make a switch and I wanted something cheerful and fun, so I created this blog (named after my beloved Love To Scrap!) in some pretty bright colors! Our newest challenge at Let’s Craft and Create began on the 5th and I’m happy to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #121 – Things With Wings! I created a monochrome friendship card in shades of teal with a pop of black.

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I used coordinating Stampin’ Up! stamps, ink, papers and cardstock, and colored the flowers with matching Spectrum Noir markers. Can you believe there’s no big bow?! LOL

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My first spinner card! I stamped the dragonfly on the spinner and colored the wings with clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

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Dragonflies are so majestic and beautiful – right up there with butterflies in my opinion. I really enjoyed creating this card and love how it turned out.

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I’m happy to enter this fun spinner card into the following challenges:


Recipe:

Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Island Indigo and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Regals DSP Stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Awesomely Artistic stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up! 2″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Spellbinders Classic Circle die
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, MISTI, White threadI hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider playing in our ‘things with wings’ challenge this time!Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig