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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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wicked Wednesday and QKR Stampede

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and our sponsor this week is QKR Stampede.  The image I've used is RIP Digi and, of course, the theme is Halloween.  This image called for one thing and one thing only in my mind, here it is:


Yep, nice and simple but made me giggle pretty much the whole time I was coloring the image.  I knew what I was adding for a sentiment and I think there were a couple of times when I pretty much howled.  What can I say, I'm easily amused!

Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover Stock
Basic Black Cardstock
Copic Markers - YG91, 93, 95, 97, 99;  W00, 0, 1, 4; BG000; E40, 41, 42, 97, 99
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image and sentiment, trim both to desired size
Color images with markers
Trim base to ATC size
Adhere image to base
Attach sentiment with foam square

What a fun ATC this was to create!  Hope it gave you a smile or giggle, too.  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon.  Until then, have a great day!

Hugs,
Lea

Fright Night!!


It's another Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween card and I love how this one turned out.  It's pretty much exactly what I pictured in my head when I started this project.  I'm so glad the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team decided to play along this year!  Here's my project for today:



Here's what I used to create this project:

Copic® Markers (YG93, 95, 97, 99; Y11, 17; C3, 4, 6)
Basic Black Cardstock
Christmas Red Stickles™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives
1 1/4" Circle Punch by EK Success®
1" Circle Punch by EK Success®
Tombow™ Mono Adhesive - Removable

Here's what I did to create this project:

First I penciled in my hills just to give reference points and I stamped the tree
Next I drew the tombstones, stamped the witch and the two smaller bats
I then taped on the bats stencil and inked the one bat with a sponge
Punched out two circles, one of each size
I colored in the grassy hills and tombstones then masked them off, I also masked the area for the moon with the larger circle
Using the grays, I airbrushed the sky and then removed the masks
I colored in the moon
Next I die cut my tree and adhered it on the card front
I stamped the spider
Stickles™ were added to the bats for eyes
I created my card base and adhered the card front to the base
I colored some white scraps with the green and trimmed a few pieces of grass and adhered them
I colored another piece of white with a green marker, stamped my sentiment and adhered it to a scrap of black cardstock that I then trimmed and adhered

This was such a fun scene to create, I do hope you find it to be as spooky fun as I do!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon with yet another fun project!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stampin' and Dreamin' to the Core

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 what I'm sharing today:


So, I know this is a totally different color scheme for a Christmas card but I like it!  So many people do green, red, purple, silver and gold cards and I've been eyeballing this black and white snowflake paper for a while trying to decide what to put with it.  So when I was looking through my Core'dinations paper and saw the new Chalk Core black/blue combo, I knew it was just right! It's really cool because it gives a neat chalkboard look to it when sanded.  Usually I pick my stencil/stamp first and then pick papers but this was one of those occasions when the papers picked the stencil and dies first.  I love the distressed chalkboard look of this card!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Dreamweaver Stencils© LL511 NOEL Snowflake
Stampendous® Snowflake Die Set
Stampendous® Crystal Micro Glitter
Core'dinations® Chalk Core in Blue
Teresa Collins™ Christmas Home 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Tim Holtz® Paper Distresser
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

  • Dry embossed my stencil through my Big Shot and then sanded and trimmed it to the size I wanted
  • Trimmed another piece of the same paper to use as a mat for my embossed piece and distressed the edges
  • Created a card base for a 4x6" card, folded it in half using a tent fold and sanded the edges
  • I trimmed a piece of my patterned paper and distressed the edges
  • Using the same chalk core paper, I cut out two snowflakes and gave them a light sanding
  • Using glue and the crystal micro glitter, I covered both die cut snowflakes and the embossed snowflake
  • Adhere all layers as shown


Leave a comment for me, and head to the next designer on the list:

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



Core'dinations

Gini Cagle

Dreamweaver

That's it for me today, I'll have another post for you tomorrow so be sure to stop by and check it out!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, October 10, 2014

Feeling a Little Witchy?

I am...Bwahahahahaha!  It's the 31 Days of Halloween and time to celebrate all things spooky!  Stampendous Stamps and Dreamweaver Stencils have some of the best Halloween goodies to make cards, home decor and party supplies for the scariest Halloween ever!  Today I've got a card that uses products from both companies.

I had a lot of fun creating this card.  This was a case of looking at the stamp and knowing exactly what paper, die and embellishments I needed to use as well.  I wanted the witch to have some depth and thought about stamping her and cutting her out but then I spotted my box of transparencies and decided to go that route instead.  I'm so glad I did!

I really wanted some gray fragments and since Stampendous doesn't make that color, I decided to create my own.  Easy to do with alcohol ink and/or an airbrush!  If I had a refill bottle, I would have just mixed them in that, however, I didn't so I put some rose fragments in a jar, stuck my Copic airbrush nozzle with my T8 Sketch marker into the top and hit the trigger.  Well, let me just say, that was interesting experience.  Quite a few of them blew up and out of the jar!  So, next time I covered the top with my had and sprayed away.  It was kind of like watching popcorn pop and with a little shaking around, I had some great gray fragments!



I played around with the lighting and liked how this one made it look like the jack-o-lantern was creating a glow in the woods.  I thought it would be fun to share both photos!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Marker T8
BasicGrey® Eerie Paper Pad
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Highland 901 Transparency Film for Copiers, Clear
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives
Glue Dots® - Small

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim transparency to desired size, stamp image with embossing ink, add powder, remove excess powder and heat.
Once cooled, add glue to jack-o-lantern and apply orange micro glitter.
Add glue to witches dress as shown and apply lime micro glitter, set aside to allow glue to dry.
Create A-2 card base with a tent fold from purple cardstock.
Trim patterned paper to fit card base with a small edge of purple showing.
Adhere patterned paper to card base.
Take embossed transparency piece and flip over so embossed and glittered side is down and adhere to card base with glue dots, this allows the image to show completely with the glitter showing through.
With black cardstock, die cut the tree and then cut branches off to adhere to card as shown.
Airbrush rose fragments with gray marker, mix with purple fragments and apply to bottom of card with glue.

I have to say, I LOVE how this card turned out, it's just like I saw it in my head!  I also love how the the transparency photographed along the bottom of the card.  The reflection looks like mist rising from the ground.  Sooo cool!  

That's my project for today, I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wicked Wednesday with Delicious Doodles

Hello you Wicked peeps!  It's time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and our theme this week is Feathers/Wings with wonderful images from Delicious Doodles.  I've used Venetian Beauty for my ATC, what will you use when you play along?




Here's another angle to try to show the glitter a little better.

Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Cardstock from Bazzill Paper Crafts™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue from Beacon® Adhesives
Copic® Markers:
  • Skin - E00, 11, 33, 93; BV00
  • Hair - YR31, 24, 27; R89
  • Eye - YG93, 97
  • Wings, Mask, Earring - BG11, 53, 57; B37, 39; R27, 29

Stickles™ Glitter Glue by Ranger® in Patina

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image and trim to desired size, color
Trim cardstock to ATC size (2 1/2" by 3 1/2")
Adhere colored image to cardstock
Add glitter glue as desired

We would love for you to play along with us this week!  Delicious Doodles has some amazing images.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon with some more stamping goodness.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea