Thinking of YOU

Hi friends! I’ve fallen a little behind in sharing my Prickley Pear Stamps samples created for the Hochanda show in early September. We’ve been moving and thankfully we’re finally feeling like we’re getting settled in our house after being full-time RVers since March 2016. Moving is always hard, and the older we get the harder moving is on us, and we feel like we’ve made the right decision to sell the fifth wheel and settle down in a house.

I’ve popped in this morning to share a fun fold called a front flap card that I created with the gorgeous Birdcage and Birdcage Winter 2 stamp sets. If you know me, you know that I LOVE fun folds and I’m always on the hunt for new ones to try! ;)

My inspiration for this fun card fold came from a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a few months ago, and the tutorial is HERE if you’re interested! I created the base from my favorite white cardstock and used coordinating papers from a pretty 12×12 paper pad in my stash which I layered on light gray and teal cardstock. For the focal image, I stamped the bird in teal ink, and then stamped the birdcage in Versamark, heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder, and cut it with a circle die. I adhered it beneath a frame created with a stitched mini scallop die and a slightly smaller plain circle die. I adhered the focal image piece to the flap and affixed tiny iridescent gemstones around it.

I embellished the inside panel with the floral and gray cardstock, created the sentiment with a partial silver metallic quotation sticker and a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on the teal cardstock.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! This is one of my favorite stamp sets!

In closing, here’s a screenshot of Alex holding this card up during the Hochanda show! What a rush seeing my samples on air, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (playing twist)
3. Moving Along With The Times: #123 – Animal(s) and/or Bird(s)

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Dolphin cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Colorbok Delilah designer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage and Birdcage Winter 2 stamp sets
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Quotation, Darice tiny smoke gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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