My Hero, My Mom

5/16/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello, friends! Hope you’re having a good week! Our new challenge is live over at Paper Funday Challenges and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist each month, and our twist this month is Mother’s Day. Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up Stamps and I used the gorgeous Party Frock digital stamp from my stash to create a Mother’s Day card. I don’t believe this image was actually intended to use as a Mother’s Day image, but this just shows what you can do when you think outside the box! This is my last post for Paper Funday Challenges and I’d like to give a shout-out to Donna and the team for having me along this term – I’ve really enjoyed myself!

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I printed the lady image on white cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I printed the image again on patterned paper and paper pieced the dress onto the cardstock image. I added some coordinating striped paper, some skinny glitter Washi Tape, and punched half-circles along the edges for a little interest. I added a computer-generated sentiment and a few Sprinkles.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper used on the front and the skinny glitter Washi Tape. I also punched half-circles around the edges of this panel. The inside sentiment is computer-generated as well.

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And one more look… I love this design and this image!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #233 – Anything Goes w/optional Diamonds and Lace (no twist)
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea and White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Whole Lot Of Lovely DSP
Stamps: All Dressed Up Stamps Party Frock digital stamp
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS7, FS9, TN3, BT2
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ and 3/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Swimming Pool Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist. Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at All Dressed Up Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Easter!

Hello, friends! Hope you’re having a good week! Our new challenge is live over at Paper Funday Challenges and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist each month, and our twist this month is Easter. Our sponsor is Hetty Clare and I used the adorable Flower Girl digi stamp from my stash to create a pretty Easter card.

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I dipped into my new favorite paper pad and grabbed two coordinating patterned papers to use along with the two colors of cardstock. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, cut it with a stitched oval die and added a tiny white flat-back pearl to the center of each flower. The sentiment is computer-generated.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front. The inside sentiment is computer-generated also.

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And one more look… love how this turned out! Such an adorable image!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
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
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: April Showers & Flowers
Try it on Tuesday: Beauty of Nature

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick cardstock, GKD White cardstock
Stamps: Hetty Clare Flower Girl digi stamp
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Spring Green, Apple Green, Olive Green, Goldenrod, Dark Brown, Pale Vermilion, Carmine Red, Pink, Process Red, Magenta, Peach, Light Peach, Light Cerulean Blue; ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever,  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist. Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Hetty Clare! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Luck O’ the Irish

3/15/20 Top 3 at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge!
3/17/20 Top 3 at Double D Challenges!

Hello, friends! Hope you’re having a good week! Our new challenge is live over at Paper Funday Challenges and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist each month, and our twist this month is St. Patrick’s Day. Our sponsor is Jan’s Digi Stamps and I used Lucky Charm digi set from my stash to create a fun St. Patrick’s Day card. I absolutely LOVE Jan’s digis… especially the colored ones. She takes all the guess work, time and effort out of the equation! They are just beautiful! ;)

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I used a pretty shaped die set to create the card base and layers. The patterned papers are from my new favorite paper pad. I printed a sentiment and pre-colored image from the set on white cardstock. I punched the sentiment out with a circle punch and layered it on a slightly larger punched circle. I cut the image with one of the card layer dies, and then used an old technique that I learned about five years ago to create gorgeous sparkle over the entire image. OMGoodness, what a fun technique that yields absolutely gorgeous results! And it’s easy – simply apply Versamark over the entire image (all the way out to the edges), apply a sparkle embossing powder and heat emboss it. Tip: If your sparkle embossing powder releases tiny bits of sparkle after it’s embossed, you can apply more Versamark and clear embossing powder, and heat emboss it again. I’ve also done this technique with bridal tinsel embossing powder in the past and needed to use the clear embossing powder over it.

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I created a computer-generated sentiment for the inside, cut it with a card layer die and embellished it with coordinating paper from the same paper pad.

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One more look… isn’t this just yummy?! Love, love, love! The sparkle is amazing!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
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
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog: #11 – Green
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #73 – Anything Goes
Double D Challenges: It’s All About The Green
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #114 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2009 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Call Me Clover cardstock, GKD White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Lucky Charm digi set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Stacey Create-A-Card die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, JudiKins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist. Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Jan’s Digi Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I love hanging with you

Hello again! As stated in my last post, I’ve joined the Paper Funday Challenges DT for this term and our new challenge is live this morning! I’m sharing my second DT inspiration project for this month’s Anything Goes challenge and again, the optional twist is Valentine’s Day! Our sponsor is Cute As A Button and I was provided the most adorable I’m Hung Up On You digital image to create my second project. OMG, isn’t this guy (or gal) just the cutest?!

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I used some pretty red and white patterned papers to create the background for this Valentine. I printed the digital image and a computer-generated sentiment on white cardstock. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it and layered it on black cardstock. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front. The inside sentiment is computer-generated as well.

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One more peek… so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
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
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #9 – Hearts and Flowers
CASology: Week 361 – Sweetheart
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #115 – I Heart You
Shopping Our Stash: #413 – My Heart is on Fire
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection; GKD white cardstock
Stamps: Cute As A Button I’m Hung Up On You digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BG3, BG4, BG5, BG6, EB5, EB6, DG3; Pentel Slicci Metallic Red pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist. Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cute As A Button! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I love you

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m super stoked to be sharing my first DT inspiration project for Paper Funday Challenges! I’m so happy to be joining these ladies this term! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist each month, and this month the twist is Valentine’s Day. Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button and I used the adorable Mopsy Molly Rag Doll from my stash to create a Valentine.

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I stuck with a clean and simple design for this card. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and cut it with matting dies, then cut two more pink layers with slightly larger matting dies.

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I created a computer-generated sentiment for the inside and cut the panel with a matting die, then added a piece of skinny Washi Tape. I cut two more pink layers with slightly larger matting dies like I did on the front.

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And one more look… such an adorable image and I’m super happy with how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #9 – Hearts and Flowers
CASology: Week 361 – Sweetheart
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #115 – I Heart You
Shopping Our Stash: #413 – My Heart is on Fire
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst cardstock
Stamps: Cute As A Button Mopsy Molly Rag Doll digital stamp
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, FS6, PP1, PP2, PP6, EB6, GG1
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month, and if you’re feeling really froggy, play the optional twist and link up a Valentine’s Day project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig