Thinking of You

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you’re doing something fun! We are having some super windy weather with a few raindrops here and there, so I’m busy taking project photos and writing blog posts! I’m sharing a clean and simple card I created for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge where the theme is flowers with dry or heat embossed background. Jan’s Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month so come on over and play! I created an encouragement card in warm tones with some pretty paper flowers and an embossed sentiment across the bottom.

The Core’dinations cardstock already had a cool embossed linen look so I thought an embossed sentiment across the bottom of the CAS design would be perfect. I’ve had a set of sentiment embossing folders in my stash for several years and have never used them, so in my quest to use ‘new unused stuff’ from my stash, I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to use one of them!

I dug through my stash of paper flowers and found three that complimented the paper beautifully. I put down a strip of red glitter Washi Tape and then another strip of skinny red dotted Washi Tape on top, and then added the flowers. I finished the front with some randomly placed sprinkles and glittered gumdrops.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the cardstock and Washi Tape used on the front, and layered it on the same cardstock.

One more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! I believe this would be just the ticket to let a friend know you’re thinking about her!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. Crafty Calendar Challenge: June Challenge – Flowers
2. Crafty Catz Challenge: #509 – Anything Goes w/optional CAS (playing twist)
3. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
4. Through The Purple Haze: #168 – Wedding, Anniversary or Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Ranger barn door archival ink
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Ranger distress collage medium, Darice Phrases embossing folder set, Gemini Junior, Peachy Cheap red glitter Washi Tape, skinny red dotted Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, YNS red glittered Gumdrops, Doodlebug Design tangerine Sprinkles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project 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

thinking of you

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year when it should be cooling down for my friends in the States! I know many of you have had record hot temps this summer! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for our Random Acts of Kindness challenge! We’d love to see you create a project depicting encouragement, thinking of you or just because. I created a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring the gorgeous Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamps, dies and inks.

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I absolutely love these color layering stamps. I also have the coordinating inks and dies in my stash. I stamped all the elements on ivory cardstock, cut them with the dies, and set them aside. I cut a green background piece and added a pink/ivory polkadot strip at the bottom. I rounded the bottom right corner. I divided the two pieces with some glitter Washi Tape, added the stamped elements, and finished the front with Carnation Pink Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the pink/ivory polkadot paper used on the front, layered it on the green paper and stamped the sentiment. I had a leftover flower that I had stamped so I used it on the inside. ;)

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Here’s one more look… and it’s in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green. Love, love, love!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #177 – For A Lady/Girl
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – 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
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #36 – Use A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered & Worn paper stack
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies ink cubes (Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Red Royal, Butter Bar), Hero Arts Apple Green and Moss, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, glitter Washi Tape, Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a RAKS project with us this month! Make someone’s day by letting them know you care. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

thinking of you

Hi everyone! And it’s Tuesday already… how did that happen?! Where did the weekend go?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for the Lovely As A Tree challenge! We’re celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day, so let’s see your project featuring a tree! I created a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring a tree, of course, and an awesome Henry David Thoreau quote.

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I was aiming for a clean and simple card. I cut the stamped tree image with one of my favorite double stitched square dies and adhered it to brown foam for a little dimension. I stamped the quote toward the bottom of the front of the card base and added some brown twine.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment. Not even any layering, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree and Moon Lake stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double Stitched Squares STAX die
Accessories:  Darice dark brown Foamies foam, Studios Blackbird brown twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your project featuring a tree! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig