Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gift Giving

This week at Stampendous® , we're showcasing our adorable House-Mouse® Designs!  My card today is the Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs stamp named Gift Giving.   It's a favorite of mine because I always enjoyed being the Santa for my kids when they were growing up.  It did my heart good to watch them open their gifts and know they are so pleased and thankful for what they received.  



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -


Additional Products -

Caribbean Sea Cardstock by My Colors®
Island Mist Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
May Arts Ribbon®
Gold Sharpie® Marker
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (GB1, DR1, DR3, DR5, LG3, LG4, LG5)
Copic® Markers (E50, E51, E53, R20, R27, R29, RV91, RV93, Y11, Y13, BV02, BV04, C1, YG13, YG17, BG45, BG49)

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
  5. Trim sentiment closely
  6. Trim teal cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim dot cardstock as shown
  8. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from teal cardstock
  9. Adhere red ribbon with teal ribbon on top as shown and adhere to mat
  10. Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
  11. Adhere layers as shown
  12. Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again with another sweet House-Mouse® Designs card for Stampendous.  In the meantime, enjoy the holiday if you're in the U.S., if not, enjoy your week!

Blessings,
Lea

Friday, November 17, 2017

Seated Elf




Santa's elves have been busy at Stampendous!  They've been working extra hard to create all sorts of stamps, dies and embellishments to make your Christmas merrier.  Here's a couple of cuties that were super fast to create.



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products - 


Other Products - 

Wasabi Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors®
Mint Julep Cardstock by My Colors®
Pine Forest Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
May Arts Ribbon®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers 
Copic® Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again next week.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lighthouse Christmas


"You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town..."


In the meantime, Santa has been hanging out with Stampendous and we have some awesome stamps featuring jolly old St. Nick and his travels.  My card today features Lighthouse Christmas.  Apparently Rudolph is MIA but this lighthouse is showing Santa the way. 


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -


Other Products -

Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors
Olive Green Cardstock
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (B34, B39, B37, B95, B97, B99, R46, R59, Y11, C1, C5, G94, G99)
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (EB1, EB2, IG1, IG2, IG4)

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Trim red cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold
  5. Trim a mat for image in olive cardstock
  6. Adhere layers as shown
  7. Using glue, adhere glitter where desired
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm a firm believer that you can balance a little naughty in with the nice!  Heeheehee!  

Hugs!
Lea


Friday, November 10, 2017

Gift Wrapping


Welcome to the last day of Pink Your Christmas with Stampendous as we celebrate the adorable holiday stamps from Pink Your Life designer, Nicoletta Zanella. These sweet stamps are the perfect way to celebrate a cozy Whisper Friends Christmas!  So, put on the kettle, relax, and enjoy the inspiration!  My card today features the adorable Whisper Friends Gift Wrapping rubber stamp.  As you can see, I separated the two parts of the image to suit my card.



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -


Other Products -

Island Mist Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Wasabi Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors®
Gesso by DecoArt®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (BG0000, BG01, BG13, BG15, BG18, E23, E25, E27, E50, E51, E53, R27, R46, R59, RV55, RV63, RV66, YG03, YG13, YG17, C1)

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper 
  2. Cut images out and set aside
  3. Trim red cardstock in a 5.5” square with a tent fold
  4. Trim blue dot paper as shown
  5. Trim green dot paper into 3 long triangles for trees
  6. Paint gesso across bottom of blue dot paper as snow
  7. Adhere background to card front
  8. Adhere trees to background and apply glitter to trees
  9. Adhere stamped images as shown
  10. Adhere crystal glitter to wings
  11. Adhere Twinkle Glitter as shown
Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you go here, you can find out about the fun prizes Stampendous is offering this week.  Also, you'll find the links to everyone's projects from the week.  If you missed something, it's easy to go back and check it out now.  I appreciate each and every comment so I hope you'll leave me a little love!  Have a wonderful weekend and, to my fellow Vets, Happy Veteran's Day!  I salute you and thank you for your service.  Give me a little shout out and let me know what branch you served in, I spent 9 years in the Army!

Blessings!
Lea





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ice Skater



Welcome to a Pink Week with Stampendous as we celebrate the adorable holiday stamps from Pink Your Life designer, Nicoletta Zanella. These adorable characters are celebrating a Whisper Friends Christmas!  What could be sweeter?  My card today features the Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Ice Skater, isn't she just the cutest!?



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products:


Other Products:

Island Mist Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Pink Punch Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Grasshopper Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (YG11, YG13, YG17, C1, C5, BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG70, BG72, G94, G99, E50, E51, E53, R20, B0000, RV17, RV19, RV55, RV63, RV66)

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Trim green cardstock in a 5” square with a tent fold
  5. Trim vintage dot patterned papers as shown
  6. Adhere all layers as shown
  7. Mix flock and glitter and adhere as desired


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you go here, you can find out about the fun prizes Stampendous is offering this week just for commenting on our blogs.  You could be our next winner!  See you again on Friday with more Pink Your Life cuteness!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fall Arrangement


I love Fall!  Pumpkin pies and Pumpkin Spice Lattes abound!  This is MY season!  I count my blessings every day but they seem a little sweeter this time of year.  One of the things I'm especially grateful for is my opportunity to design for Stampendous and share my creations with all of you.  Thank you for following along in my creative journey and leaving me such lovely comments.  It really means the world to me!  Mwah!!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Prismacolor Pencils
BoBunny Vintage Dot Paper in Orange Citrus
My Colors Cardstock in Wildflowers
My Colors Cardstock in Sweet Potato
May Arts Ribbon
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Zip Dry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image on white paper with Memento ink and color.
Trim image and set aside.
Stamp sentiment with VersaFine ink and trim.
Create mats from purple cardstock and adhere both stamped images.
Trim BoBunny paper as shown.
Create card base from purple cardstock.
Adhere ribbon and layers as shown.

This card is dedicated to all of you!  Thank you for stopping by, leaving me some love and sharing in my journey.  I appreciate each and every one of you!  

Big hugs!
Lea



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween


Trick or Treat!!


It's finally here!  It's Halloween!!  Of course, that also means it's the last day of the 31 Days of Halloween.  It's been fun playing along throughout the month and I'm already looking forward to next year.  For my final card, I've used the Stampendous Frida Cat.  I am so in love with this stamp!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic Markers
Sweet Potato Cardstock by My Colors
Poolside Cardstock by My Colors
Zip Dry Paper Glue

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image on white paper with black ink
Color image and trim along edges
Create card base from orange paper
Trim turquoise paper as mat for image
Adhere all layers as shown

Such a simple card and easy to create but I do love the impact Frida provides.  The cat is pretty darn cute, too!  Thanks so much for following along with our 31 Days of Halloween.  

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Boo!
Lea