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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twas the Night Before...

Can you tell that sometimes Dream Team's "Fearless Leader", Pam Hornschu, has a hard time deciding on monthly challenges?  The team has been taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we have done a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations, so, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...Happy HallowThanksMas! 

Here's my creation for today:


Here's what I used to create my card:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Natural White Cover Stock
Bo Bunny® Mistletoe Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Red Cardstock
Copic® Markers: W1, W4, E43, E99
Gold Gel Pen
Red Mini Brad
May Arts Ribbon® Red/White Bakers Twine
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®


Here's what to do to create my card:

Paste emboss stone wall, set aside to dry
Die cut medium stocking with two different pattered papers
Create card base for an A-2 card with a tent fold
Trim striped patterned paper for background
Once paste is dry, color with markers then trim edges of pasted piece
Set pasted piece on green patterned paper and write lines from poem around edges
Trim green patterned paper as shown
Adhere stocking pieces together and attach twine to stocking
Punch hole for brad in pasted piece, put brad through, attach stocking to brad
Adhere all layers as shown

As a note, when I pasted the stencil, I used my palette knife and tapped paste onto the layer I initially spread.  I wanted it to have a rough surface since a stone wall would not be smooth. I love how it turned out!

Here's the list of Dream Team players for today, please leave us some love as you go along:

As usual, we hope you've played along with the challenge and linked your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog.  Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver Stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have another post for you tomorrow so be sure to come back for another visit.  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wicked Wednesday and Smeared Ink

Hello there!  It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and today our sponsor is Smeared Ink.  Our theme this week is "Things That Go Bump in the Night."  Now, I don't know about you, but, if I had a big ol' pumpkin on my head, I'd probably do some bumping into things!  And, to really top it off, she's naked!  I don't believe I've ever colored a naked chick before, guess there's a first for everything!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Smeared Ink Hallocuties - My Favorite Spook
Smeared Ink Hallocuties - Pumpkin Head
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper™
Copic® Markers:

  • Skin/Hair - E00, 11, 33, 43, 44, 47; BV02
  • Pumpkin/Sentiment - YR12, 14, 16, 18, 24, 27; Y11, 15, 23, 26, 38; R22; YG91, 93, 95; E08; 100
  • Shadow - C0, 1

Copic® AtYouSpica™ Glitter Pens - Red, Orange
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print off main image, color and trim to desired size
Print sentiment, color, trim closely and edge with black marker
Create  2.5" x 3.5" ATC base from black paper
Adhere image to base
Adhere sentiment as shown

We would love for you to play along with us this week, it's an easy challenge, that's for sure!  Show us your creepiest, coolest "Thing" going bump in the night!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea


Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Ride and Some Cool Jewelry

Happy Friday!  Today I have a post for Stampendous that has a fun Halloween card and two pieces of jewelry made from bezels by HHH Enterprises, so, this post may be a little longer than most.  We're celebrating all the fun pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns from Stampendous this week and I'm sharing a card I created for the catalog using Pumpkin Ride.  I love this sassy little girl!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Pumpkin Ride
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Doodlebug Design, Inc™ Haunted Manor™ Collection’s “Tombstone” and “Gallery of Ghouls” Patterned Papers
Copic® Markers (E50, E51, E53, E21, E93, E25, E27, E29, E35, E37, V12, V15, V17, YG00, YG01, YG03, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR23, YR24, YR27, Y15, Y17, C0, C1, C3, C6, C7)
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Glue Dots®
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image and color with markers
  2. Trim image to desired size
  3. Create standard A-2 card base with a tent fold
  4. Trim patterned papers as shown
  5. Adhere layers as shown
  6. Tie bow and attach as shown
 Next up I have a simple leaf bezel in an antique gold finish.  This was, by far, the easiest jewelry project I've ever done!  I sure do like the results!

Here's what I used to create this project:


HHH Enterprises® 28mm Pewter Leaf Bezel Pendant, Vintage Gold
Stampendous® Paprika Opaque Embossing Powder

Stampendous® Honey Opaque Embossing Powder
Stampendous® Olive Opaque Embossing Powder
Stampendous® Caramel Fragments
Stampendous® Ochre Fragments
Fast Finish™ by Beacon Adhesive®
VersaMarker™ Watermark Ink Pen
May Arts Ribbon®
Miscellaneous Twine

Here's what I did to create this project:


  1. I scribbled on the inside of the bezel with the VersaMarker
  2. Next I sprinkled on embossing powder in small sections
  3. Heat embossing powder until all has melted
  4. Sprinkle on some fragments
  5. Cover fragments with Fast Finish, set aside to dry
  6. Once dry, thread ribbons through and tie


Okay, I have one more project to share with you.  I hope you aren't falling asleep yet!  This one is really fun.  One of the coolest things about this project, I can switch out the contents whenever I want to!  I can change it for seasons, holidays or occasions, whatever suits my needs.  This is a round shadow box pendant-locket so I can open it up with the flip of a hinge!


Here's what I used to create this project:

Tim Holtz® Distress Ink® in Spiced Marmalade
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Acetate Sheet
Fiskars® 1.5" Circle Punch
May Arts Ribbon®

Here's what I did to create this project:

  1. Punch out white cardstock piece
  2. Stamp images onto circle
  3. Ink circle with distress ink and place inside pendant
  4. Add in a pinch of fragments
  5. Punch out another circle with acetate piece
  6. Stamp bird image onto acetate and place in front glass and close
  7. Thread ribbon onto pendant


I tried to give you a close-up side shot of the pendant to show the bird but it's hard to see how it seems to be floating inside.  It looks really cool in real life.

Well, that's it for me today.  Sorry for the length but I wanted to get it all in on one.  Hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend.  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Remembering for Day of the Dead

Today is a special day.  Today is my mother's birthday.  She passed away in 1965 when I was four and she was only 28.  It doesn't seem right to pass at such a young age, but, it's not my place to say when the time is right or wrong, that's up to a much higher power than me!  Since Day of the Dead is actually a celebration of lives lived, I wanted to dedicate my card today to my mother.   By all accounts, she was a warm and loving person, a doting mother to me and an extraordinary wife to my father.  Her passing changed our family's lives forever.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her, wonder about her and miss her wholeheartedly.  So, thank you for indulging me today while I reminisce.  Here's my final card for the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween as Dreamweaver's Dream Team is  participating daily.  I know it's not spooky or creepy like most but it's for Day of the Dead and happy colors are part of the celebration!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Impression Obsession® Remember
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Black Cardstock
ColorBox® Fluid Chalk Ink in Primary Pastels
Copic® Markers - YR02, 04; Y11, 15, 18, 38; YG61, 63, 67; BV11; C6; R24, 27, 29, 39, 85; E40
Sponge Daubers
Miscellaneous Flowers and Pearls
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Tape stencil onto white cardstock
Using sponge daubers, add ink randomly around stencil, as some colors will overlap, be mindful of how the colors will mix, you don't want them to be muddy
When complete, remove stencil and trim paper to desired size, set aside
Stamp image onto white cardstock and color
Stamp sentiment below image as shown
Trim stamped image close to edges and trim a mat for image from black cardstock, adhere together
Create card base from black cardstock
Adhere stenciled design to card base
Adhere stamped and matted image to card
Adhere flowers and pearls as shown

I really wanted to do something happy for today.  I appreciate your stopping by and I have some Stampendous love I'm posting today as well so I hope you'll check out that post, too.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wicked Wednesday with Aurora Wings

This week the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog is celebrating Day of the Dead with Aurora Wings.  These are lovely detailed images that are so much fun to color.  The image I've used is Santa Muerte (Full Version).  I have to tell you, I used a magnifying glass to color this image.  This isn't easy to color at ATC size but I'm pretty pleased with my results.


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image to fit ATC size 2.5" x 3.5"
Color image and trim to fit
Ink sentiment with Boss Gloss™, stamp on lower left corner of image
Add embossing powder, tap off excess powder and heat image 
Trim cardstock for base to ATC size
Adhere image to cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll see you again soon.  In the meantime, play along with our challenge and show us your best Day of the Dead ATC.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hopping with Core'dinations

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. This is what you might win:




Here's my project for today's hop:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Darice® Recycled Kraft Cards & Envelopes
Echo Park® Wintertime Collection Patterned Paper
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Copic® Markers - BG72, 75, 78, 93, 96; E08, 40 41, 42, 43, 44; B0000; W4, 7, 8
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp snowman image, color, trim to desired size and add distress ink around edges
Trim Core cardstock to desired size to fit embossing folder
Run embossing folder with cardstock through machine and sand cardstock to reveal core
Trim patterned paper to desired size 
Layer image, embossed piece and patterned paper together and adhere
Create bow and wrap tails around to back side of layered papers and adhere
Adhere layered stack and ribbon to card front

That's it for me!  Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win a prize package.

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Team members with an (*) are also on the Dreamweaver Stencils Team.


Continue your blog hop at 

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

*On Stampendous team as well


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed the hop as well as discovered some inspiration along the way.  I've certainly enjoyed creating my projects this week.  I'll be back next week with more cards and other projects to share.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Core Creations



SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. This is what you might win:




Here's my project for today:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Bo Bunny® Powder Mountain 6x6 Paper Pad
Bazzill® Cardstock
Copic® Markers - E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 93; YR12; B0000, 000, 21, 23, 26, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99; 0 (Colorless Blender)
StāzOn™ Midnight Blue Midi Ink Pad
Sharpie® Meanstreak White Marking Stick 
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink onto white cardstock, color and cut out
Run stencil and paper through die cutting mating (I used a Big Shot), sand paper lightly to reveal inner core
Trim embossed piece and lightly go over sanded spots with white marking stick
Create card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to fit card base
Add spoonful mix to bottom of stamped and cut-out image and heat
Stamp sentiment with blue ink and trim closely
Adhere all layers as shown

Here's the rest of the teams posting today, be sure to leave them some love!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Team members with an (*) are also on the Dreamweaver Stencils Team.

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin *

Lea Kimmel *

Pam Hornschu *

Wendy Price


Core'dinations Designer - Suzanna Lee


Continue your blog hop at 

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

*On Stampendous team as well 

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow for the big final hop.  You know it's going to be an awesome hop.  Have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Lea