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

Splat

** 7/30/17 Top 3 at Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! A very happy July 1st to you! And it’s Saturday – hope you have a great weekend planned! We have a new challenge going live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m tickled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #99 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by Little Blue Button Stamps, Limited Runs Stamps and SheepSki Designs! Come on over and play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I created an adorable Halloween card using the Witch Splat image from Limited Runs Stamps! Is this not the cutest image ever?! I stamped diagonal lines on the background panel and used some gingham ribbon. I wanted to keep the background tame so as not to detract from this awesome image. :)

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I generally color my own images but I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a pre-colored one this time. I love it! Just too cute! I added some glitter to the icing for a little texture and stamped a rather large sentiment across the bottom. :)

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I kept the inside simple, stamping a sentiment and small witch image on a layered panel. Very happy with how this turned out! :)

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Happy to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #47 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenges: July Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #131 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #98 – Girly Cards
Not Just Cards: #45 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #18 – Girlie
QKR Stampede: #250 – Christmas in July or Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Stamps: Limited Runs Stamps Witch Splat precolored image, Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines background stamp, Tim Holtz Type Lower cling foam stamps, SU Spooky Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TN1, TN2, TN3
Accessories: Fiskars Corner Rounder, YNS purple Glittered Gumdrops, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month – we know you love anything goes! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Patriotic Thank You

** 6/11/17 Top 3 at Not Just Cards Challenges! **
** 7/1/17 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect time To Craft Open Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post on this fine 1st day of June which marks the middle of the year already… can you believe it?! We have a brand new challenge launching over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #98 – Boyz Rule! We’d love to see your masculine projects this time! Our sponsors this month are Oddball Art Co., DRS Designs and Bugaboo Digi Stamps so come on over and play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I used the amazing Soldiers of America greeting from DRS Designs for my CAS patriotic thank you card. This is a shout-out to all the men in my family who have served in the military – my father, my son, my husband and my brother-in-law. Thank you for your service! I really enjoyed creating this card, as it had meaning.

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I’ve got the die cutting fever again and have been playing with my Scan N Cut (a lot) since we got situated after our move. I thought these awesome patriotic and square frame cut files would pair perfectly with the DRS Designs greeting!

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And nothing says ‘thank you’ any better than this…

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #45 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #15 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: June Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge Blog: June Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #342 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #276 – Your Favorite Things (cardstock, dies/cut files)
Die Cuttin’ Divas: #319 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #129 – Anything Goes (no shaker)
International Art & Soul: #9 – Stitching (Real or Faux)
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #44 – One For The Boys – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #17 – Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown: #345 – Stitching

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory, In The Navy and Cranberry Tart cardstock
Stamps: DRS Designs Soldiers of America greeting
Dies/Punches: SVG Cuts Patriotic Design Element and Simple Simon’s Square Cut Frames cut files
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Star Punch, YNS Navy Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a masculine project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Oddball Art Co., DRS Designs and Bugaboo Digi Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Your Goodness makes me Grateful

Hi everyone! I’m back with yet another post – it’s the 1st day of the month and you know how busy it gets, lol! The May challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #97 – Anything Goes! Our sponsors this month are Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps, yours truly (me :) and Sparkle N Sprinkle! Come on over and show us what you got – we know you love Anything Goes!

You know how I love my fancy folds! I created a peek-a-boo thank you card, and OMG, I loved making this! Navy blue and white are among my favorite color combos, and this is the first project I’ve made with this gorgeous Stampin’ Up! DSP. I’ve made a few cards lately without bows so this card had to have one!

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Here’s a shot of the card opening up to reveal an additional stamped sentiment! The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I used is one of my favorites!

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And here it is, fully open, revealing the ever-classic ‘thank you’ sentiment stamped inside.

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Excited to enter this interactive card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #14 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, SU Floral Boutique DSP
Stamps: SU Something To Say stamp set
Ink: SU Night of Navy ink
Dies/Punches: SU 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  MISTI, RRR Silky Crush Navy Blue ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project in our Anything Goes challenge this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Celebrate

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday to you all and I hope you’ll be able to get some crafting in this weekend! I’m excited to share my Love To Scrap Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #96 – Girlz Rule! Our amazing sponsors this month are Pickled Potpourri, Little Blue Button Stamps and Heartfelt Creations, and we hope you’ll play with us!

I chose the gorgeous ‘Life Is A Circus’ image from Little Blue Button image for my girly card. I couldn’t decide whether to concentrate on birthday, engagement, anniversary or milestone, so I left it open!

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I’m in love with these papers and couldn’t wait to use them with this gorgeous image. I added some paper flowers that I inked, a lace doily and some red Glittered Gumdrops.

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I also added some velvet ribbon and white metallic thread. I used TH Label Letters for the sentiment on the front. I’m really loving how this turned out!

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front and then stamped the sentiment in black and red to coordinate with the overall color scheme.

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I’d love to enter this girly card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (black, bow)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #135 – Anything Goes with optional Inspired by a Song (no option)
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #225 – Layer It Up
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes (no option)
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps ‘Life Is A Circus’ digital image, SU Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, TN1, TN3, TN4, GB8, GB10; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU Real Red ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear shimmer marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose Lace Edge die
Accessories: SU Lace Doily, YNS red Glittered Gumdrops, RRR white Metallic String, Recollections paper flowers, TH Idea-ology Label Letters

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider crafting something girly to enter in our challenge this month! Be sure to check out all the fun digis and fun crafty goodies at Pickled Potpourri, Little Blue Button Stamps and Heartfelt Creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Luv U Bots

** 3/16/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft! **
** 3/22/17 Top 3 at SheepSki Designs Facebook Page! **
** 4/1/17 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft! **

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Can you believe it’s already the 1st of March?! That means it’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #95 – Anything Goes! Our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Digi Stamps, SheepSki Designs and Limited Runs Stamps – so come on over and play for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I chose the most adorable ‘Bob’ digi from SheepSki Designs for my hubby’s Valentine and he loved it! He’s a nuts and bolts kind of guy, lol!

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I thought a gray, black, white and red color combo would be neat for this card. I used a double stitched oval die to cut the image which I mounted on thick foam for dimension. I hand cut two pointed flags and heat embossed a couple fun robot sentiments on the front.

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I decorated in the inside with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front, and stamped a sentiment from the same robot stamp set. I really love how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #39 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #3 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Z for Zero Embellishments
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: March Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
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
Inspiration Destination: #123 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #36 – Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: March Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #272/273 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #185 – Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the stitching)

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SN Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, SU Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Gray cardstock, SU Stacked With Love DSP
Stamps: SheepSki Designs ‘Bob’ digital image, Paper Smooches ‘Boom Bots’ stamp set
Ink: SN markers- IG3, IG4, IG5, DR1, DR2, FS6; Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Oval die
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found some inspiration to join our Anything Goes challenge this month! C’mon, we know you want to! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at Bugaboo Digi Stamps, SheepSki Designs and Limited Runs Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Today’s Forecast:

Hello, my crafty friends! We’re a month into the new year… happy February 1st! Today would have been my parents’ 69th wedding anniversary and I’m sure they are celebrating in heaven! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #94 – Who Loves You Baby! Our sponsors this month are Graciellie Design, Sparkle N Sprinkle and Lawn Fawn – so come on over and play with us!

I chose the absolutely adorable LSS ‘Emily Showers of Love’from Sparkle N Sprinkle for my love card. I had such a good time putting this card together! I chose a couple coordinating dainty pink papers and layered them on black cardstock.

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You can’t see it in the photos but I colored the raining hearts with clear sparkle marker for some pretty shimmer. I added my big bow with several loops of black metallic thread behind it, and played with some Crystal Drops!

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The inside sentiment was part of the image set and is just perfect! I layered the panel on black and pink cardstock.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #37 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
artbymiran Challenge: #76 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #235 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #66 – Add A Heart
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: February Challenge – Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: 3 or More Layers
Craft-Dee BowZ: February Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting by Designs: February Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can: #136 – Spots and/or Stripes
Crafts Encore Galore Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #50 – Girly

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock; Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride and Basic Black cardstock; Stampin’ Up! Subtles DSP Stack
Stamps: LSS Emily Showers of Love digital image from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PP1, PP2, PP4, PP5, FS3, FS6, GB3, GB4, TB3, LG5, TN5; SN Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories: Carnation Pink Crystal Drops, RRR Delicate Stitched Satin pink ribbon, Stampin’ Up! black metallic thread

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider creating a ‘love’ project to enter in our challenge this month! And be sure to visit Graciellie Design, Sparkle N Sprinkle and Lawn Fawn – I know you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig