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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Little Tombow Togetherness!


Today is the last day of our fantastic weekend hop at Stampendous with our friends at Tombow. They have so many amazing products; we are excited to have joined them for the past three days. We love their paintbrush style Dual Brush pens the most and we’ve teamed them up with some of our winter wonderland stamps for some truly great projects.  Here's my card using the sweet new image, Winter Delivery:


Here's what I used to create this card:
Spellbinders® Wonky Squares Die
Ranger® Archival Ink™ in Onyx Black
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Light Mauve Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper™
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Cosmo Cricket™ Mitten Weather™ 6x6 Mini Deck
May Arts Ribbon® Ric Rac
Tim Holtz® Paper Distresser
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Squares

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink
Using an acrylic block, add ink from brush pen onto block and mix colors needed
Apply ink from block using blender pen (this gives a nice soft color like a watercolor)
Once coloring is complete, cut out image using die
Create 5"x5" card base with a tent fold
Trim your patterned papers as shown
Using your paper distresser, distress the edges of your image and both patterned papers
Add distress ink to the edges you've just distressed
Adhere the two patterned papers together
Trim a piece of ric rac to fit across and around to back side of layered patterned papers and adhere
Adhere layered papers and with ribbon to card base
Using foam squares, attach image to card
Add Boss Gloss™ in a few spots around edges, add embossing enamel and heat to melt
Add glue where desired and sprinkle on glitter, set aside to dry

We are still in the spirit for prize package after our Holiday Hop with Spellbinders!  Our prize package will be a Top Hat Snowman stamp set and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, PLUS a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens! To be eligible to win, you need to comment on our blog that of each designer in the list provided below. We’ll pick a winner each day (3) and announce them on Monday, November 24th at 11:30 am PT. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Like both Stampendous! and TombowUSA on Facebook, too!


Here's the hop list for today.  Leave some love if you want to be eligible to win a prize.

Stampendous Blog

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Marie Browning

Asia King

Tombow Blog


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll have more projects to share with you this week.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day.  See you again, soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall Blessings

If you're looking for my Stampendous/Spellbinders post, you can find it here.  Thank you!

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team is challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:


I wanted to do a mini canvas for my bookcase so I created this 6"x6" canvas I'll sit on an easel.  I've had this particular idea knocking around in my head for a few weeks so I was happy to get it created and see it turn out just as cool as I imagined it to be.  

Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Clearsnap® ColorBox® Chalk Paintbox® - Primary Pastels
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Chalk Petal Point® - Autumn Pastels
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Micron® Pen - Black
Artist's Loft™ Canvas Board

Here's what I did to create this canvas

Using sponge daubers, randomly ink leaves around canvas using only yellow, orange, and red tones from the two ink palettes
For each large maple leaf only, replace stencil and loosely outline each leaf following the shape of the stencil but not running your pen against the edge of the stencil
Write your sentiment as shown
By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "A" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll have another post for you over the weekend.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea



Seasonal Stamping With Stampendous and Spellbinders

If you're looking for my Dreamweavers Stencils post, please click here!  Thank you!

  
 

Welcome to the Spellbinders and Product Partners Holiday Blog Hop.
W
e are so excited to have you join us!

For the next three days Spellbinders and their Product Partners will be showcasing projects for the holidays. To view all of the great projects you’ll want to start at the Spellbinders blog. We are promoting each day of the blog hop, so we decided to share extra projects from our designers! You’ll find those here.  Here's my project for today:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Little Yellow Bicycle® Winter Twig Collection - Snowy Window
Light Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper™
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Memento™ Teal Zeal Dew Drop
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Run dies through white and light blue cardstock
Adhere top die onto light blue die cut shape
Using VersaMarker™, apply ink to "ground," add embossing powder and heat
Sprinkle white embossing enamel on "sky" portion of die cuts and heat 
Create 5" x 5" card base with a tent fold from light blue cardstock
Trim patterned paper to fit on background as shown
Adhere die cut to patterned paper
Trim ribbon piece to fit and adhere as shown
Stamp sentiment with blue ink on white scrap, trim light blue mat and adhere the two pieces together, attach to card with 3D Foam Squares

Do you feel like there should be… Prizes? Oh yes, there are plenty of prizes. Spellbinders has compiled a fantastic giveaway package for each day consisting of three brand new Spellbinders dies/templates plus product from that day’s Featured Partners! Details and Official Rules can be found here.
We will also have a a prize package here on the Stampendous blog, and we bet other Product Partners will be doing the same, so visit them all each day!


Our prize package each day will be a Jumbo Penguin Duo stamp set and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, PLUS a set of Spellbinders greeting dies! To be eligible to win our Stampendous prize package, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. We’ll pick a winner each day (3) and announce them on Monday, November 24th. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. So hop around and check them out!!


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our Holiday Blog Hop with Spellbinders and Partners.  I'll see you again soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wicked Wednesday with Sami Stamps

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and we're Falling for Fall with Sami Stamps!  My image today is called Acorn Harvest.  She's just so incredibly sweet, don't you think?!


Here's what I've used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers
Faber-Castell® Gelatos®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper™
Black Micron Pen
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Squares

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image and color with Copic® markers
Scribble some Gelatos® onto a palette and pick up and add background colors with a water brush
Create ATC base with standard ATC dimensions of 3.5" x 2.5"
Trim image to fit ATC base
Write sentiment onto scrap, ink edge and mount onto ATC

That's it for today!  We would love for you to play along with our weekly challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wicked Wednesday and ARandomFan Stamps

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is ARandomFan© Stamps with a theme of something sweet or hearts.  OMG!  If you've never checked out these sweet digi stamps, now is the time.  They are so darn cute!  I've used Zodiac: Leo, kind of appropriate since I am a Leo!  Such sweetness!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Memory Box® You Make My Heart Flutter Stamp
Copic® Markers
Memento™ Rosebud DewDrop™
DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels® Metallic Glorious Gold
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Echo Park® Patterned Paper
3L® Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Squares
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color and trim to desired size
Trim base to ATC size (2.5 x 3.5)
Stamp sentiment on scrap of white
Fishtail ends of sentiment and edge with Copic® marker
Adhere image to base
Paint crown with gold paint
Attach sentiment with foam mounting squares

This is such a sweet image.  I really enjoyed making this ATC!  We would love to have you play along with us this week, it's an easy challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!  Have a great day!

Hugs,
Lea


Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Big 4-0, Betty!!


Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!! 

YES the BIG 40

so we thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! 
drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies
have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty
so she should get some AMAZING mail...
but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

Here's my card:



Besides the wonderful image, this card uses Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Hootenanny 6x6 Paper Pad, Neenah Solar White, Apple Green Ribbon, and Hot Blue Fragments from the Stampendous Hot Fragments Kit.

Here's the rest of the well wishers:

Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
Leadonna (me)

Happy Birthday Betty!!
Sending you lots of love and well wishes on your special day!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Got Leaves?

I do!  Stampendous® has two awesome large sets of leaf stamps, Cling Jumbo Leaves and PenPattern Leaves, along with a fantastic die set that cuts them out beautifully, no more fussy cutting required!  How awesome is that?!  For my card today, I used all three products and a lovely sentiment, Kind Friendship.  Here's my card:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Inks by Tsukineko® in Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tea Dye
Neenah® Classic Crest™ in Natural White
Light Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Authentique™ 6x6 Bundle Thankful Collection
Copic® Markers: Y13, 15, 17; YR07, 12, 15, 18, 21, 23, 24; R05, 08, 17, 56; E34, 35
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives


Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp each leaf with Toffee Crunch and color with markers
Die cut each leaf
Clean up any edges of leaves if needed
Create 5.5" x 5.5" card base 
Stamp sentiment with Rich Cocoa, trim closely and create a mat from light brown paper
Trim sheet of patterned paper to fit card
Adhere patterned paper to card base and sentiment to mat
Adhere each leaf and sentiment as shown

This was a fast and easy card to create with a bit of a wow factor.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week. 

Hugs,
Lea