Friday, September 4, 2015

Fast and Easy Christmas Cards

Hello!  We meet again!  Today I have a another Stampendous post featuring our "All in One" stamps. I chose to showcase two stamps, Love Was Born and Santa Paws, with two cards each.  These are fast and easy Christmas cards, perfect for when you have a larger number to create.  Each card took less than 10 minutes to create.  When time is limited, why not keep it simple!  Plus, I've used two of our  new powders, Real Red Opaque Embossing Powder and Rose Gold Fran•táge Specialty Embossing Enamel.

Here's all four cards!


Here's what I used to create this card:  


Recollections® Holly Day Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad
Kraft Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with VersaMark™ ink pad, add embossing powder, tap off excess powder and heat image
Trim embossed image close to edge
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to fit as shown
Cut a piece of ribbon to fit across
Wrap ends of ribbon around to back of patterned paper and adhere
Adhere layer of patterned paper to card base
Using foam mounting squares, attach embossed image to card front


Here's what I used to create this card:

My Mind's Eye® 'Tis the Season 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Parakeet Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with VersaMark™ ink pad, add embossing powder, tap off excess powder and heat image
Trim embossed image close to edge
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to fit as shown
Cut a piece of ribbon to fit across
Wrap ends of ribbon around to back of patterned paper and adhere
Adhere layer of patterned paper to card base
Using foam mounting squares, attach embossed image to card front


Here's what I used to create this card:

Crate Paper™ Bundled Up 6x6 Paper Pad
Peach Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with VersaMark™ ink pad, add embossing enamel, tap off excess powder and heat image
Trim embossed image close to edge
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to fit as shown
Cut a piece of ribbon to fit across
Wrap ends of ribbon around to back of patterned paper and adhere
Adhere layer of patterned paper to card base
Using foam mounting squares, attach embossed image to card front

This card is going into The Color Throwdown Challenge #358!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Pebbles™ Family Ties 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with VersaMark™ ink pad, add embossing powder, tap off excess powder and heat image
Trim embossed image close to edge
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to fit as shown
Cut a piece of ribbon to drop from top and dove-tail bottom end as shown, attach to card front
Wrap end of ribbon around to back of patterned paper and adhere
Adhere layers of patterned paper to card base
Using foam mounting squares, attach embossed image to card front

Here's a list of my teammates that are playing along today:


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed my fast and easy Christmas cards and maybe they've inspired you to make some of your own!  Have a great Labor Day weekend for those of you in the U.S.A.!

Hugs,
Lea


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Season's Greetings, Dreamweaver Style

Hello there!  It's Stampendous® Dreamweaver Thursday and this week we're celebrating stencils and stamps that are "All in One."  You know, an awesome sentiment with an even more awesome image either stamped or stenciled.  For my card today, I've used Dreamweaver Stencil© LJ897 Rhinestone Wreath.  This particular stencil isn't carried by Stampendous yet, but, you can find it at the Stencil With Style on-line store in the meantime.


Here's what I used to create this card:

American Crafts™ Jolly 6x6 Paper Pad
Burgundy Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
Glue Dots® - Small
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim a piece of white cardstock and tape stencil to paper
Paste emboss, remove stencil and set aside to dry
Trim cardstock to create a card base with a tent fold
Trim a piece of patterned paper as shown
Once paste has dried, adhere all layers as shown
Create bow and attach to card front with a glue dot

This is a super easy card to create, the longest process is just waiting for the paste to dry!  Here's a list of my teammates playing along today:


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll see you again tomorrow with another post!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wicked Wednesday Strolls Down Vera Lane

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Vera Lane Studios.  I love how quirky and fun the Vera Lane images are for creating.  Since the owner, Janet, was so generous with the Design Team, we each did multiple ATCs.  I've used the following sets:  Whimsical Mermaid, Quirky Zombie Couple and Cat, and Whimsical Princess and Frog.  Our theme this week is  Splatters and Sprays.  I'm not going to follow my usual format this week but I will list the basic supplies used.

Zombie Cat Outside

Zombie Cat Inside

Whimsical Princess and Frog

Whimsical Mermaid

These are the products I've used for all three ATCs:

Memory Box® Viola 6x6 Paper Collection
Copic® Markers
Delicata™ Golden Glitz Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Viva Decor® Pearl Pen™ in Ice White
Artist Loft™ Watercolors
atyouSpica™ Glitter Pens
Green, Purple and Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive

That's quite a list of supplies!  LOL!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy my projects, I had a lot of fun creating them.  Come and play along with us and show us your best ATCs, I can't wait to see what you create!  Have a blessed day!  

Hugs,
Lea


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wicked Wednesday and Oddball Art

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and today our sponsor is Oddball Art!  Our theme this week is Back to School.  For myATC I've used a combination of Maddie N Friends #109B and Lindsay Lame Brain #112.



Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Oddball Art© Maddie N Friends #109B
Oddball Art© Lindsay Lame Brain #112
Copic® Markers
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Firefly Stickles™ by Ranger®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image combined as shown and trim to 2.25" x 3.25"
Color image and draw floor with markers
Create ATC card base and adhere image to base
Using a strip of cardstock, write your sentiment
Cut sentiment into individual words and adhere
Add Stickles™ as shown, set aside to dry

Thanks bunches for stopping by today.  I hope I've inspired you to come and play along with us this week.  I'm also playing along in the Oddball Art Co Facebook challenge, it's an anything goes! Who knows, you might just win!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wicked Wednesday and DRS Designs

Hello there!  It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is DRS Designs.  Our theme for the week is Stars & Stripes!  I'm a very patriotic soul so this week's challenge is a favorite!  The image I've used is USA Thanks to Our Brave.  This one was near and dear because I spent 9 years on active duty in the U. S. Army.  I'm proud of my service to our wonderful country!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic Markers
atyouSpica™ Glitter Pens
Dylusions® Spray in Postbox Red
Americana 6x6 American Crafts™ Paper Pad
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

I printed the image twice in two different sizes as I wanted the bottom portion of the image to be smaller than the USA.
I colored the USA with Copics® first and then cut out each letter.
Next I decided to go over each letter with glitter pens to add a little pizzazz!
I didn't want the sentiment to remain white so I spritzed it with red spray mist and set it aside to dry.
I cut the base of the ATC from red cardstock.
I cut the patterned background paper and adhered it to the ATC base.
Next I added a little sparkle to my patterned paper with glitter pens.
Since the sentiment was dry now, I added a little glitter to "Free" and "Brave."
Next up was all the layering and adhering as shown.

I would love to see your patriotic ATC's so I hope you'll join us this week.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Friday, August 14, 2015

A Little Mouse Mischief

Today is the last day of the Stampendous® week of Mousey Mischief!  It’s always fun to see what these cute little House-Mouse® critters are up to.  You never know what they’ll be doing next!  Here’s my project for today:



Here’s what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs Watermelon Mice
Stampendous® Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Painted Desert Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Frosted Kiwi Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
Beacon 3-in-1™ Advanced Craft Glue
Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Ranger®
Copic® Markers:  W1, W4, W7; T2, T4, T6; C0; YG0000, YG01, YG13, YG21; RV13, RV14; R35; E21, E23, E25, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E93


Here’s what I did to create this card:

Stamp image, color and trim to desired size
Add distress ink all around
Create A2 horizontal card base with a tent fold in green cardstock
Trim a piece of red cardstock as shown
Adhere image to red cardstock
Create a bow with the green ribbon and adhere to background panel
Adhere panel to card base  

Here’s the list of my teammates playing along today:


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the fun Mousey Mischief this week.  Have and wonderful weekend and I’ll see you again next week.

Hugs,

Lea

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Oh, That Mouse!

It’s Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and we’re continuing the theme of Mousey Mischief!  This cute little House-Mouse® has been digging in the potted plant and knocked some dirt out!  It makes for a nice resting spot though!  LOL!  I just love these cute mice!  Here’s my card for today’s post:



Here’s what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Dreamweaver Stencil LX 7014 Daisy Background
Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs Potted Mouse
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Stampendous® Bronze Crushed Glass Glitter
Memento™ Tuxed Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers - E0000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E95, E23, E97, E99, E08; T2, T4, T6; B32, B34, B37;; Y11, Y13, Y17; YG61, YG63, YG67, YG95; V91, V93
ColorBox® Primary & Soft Pastels Chalk Ink Pads
Light Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Yellow 1.5 Inch Sheer/White Stitched Edge Ribbon by May Arts®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here’s what I did to create this card:

Tape stencil down on white paper and using sponge daubers, add inks
Remove stencil and trim to 5.25” x 4”, set aside
Stamp image with black ink on clean section of same white paper
Color with markers and trim closely as shown
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold from light blue cardstock
Cut a mat to fit stamped image from same light blue cardstock as base
Using a paper distresser, distress edges of stenciled piece, stamped image and mat for image
Slightly distress edges of card base randomly around the three open edges
Trim a piece of yellow ribbon to fit and adhere across stenciled piece as shown
Adhere stenciled piece to card base
Adhere stamped image to mat and then to card front
Using a small amount of glue, add a sprinkling of bronze glass glitter, shake off excess and set aside to dry

Here’s the list of my teammates playing along today:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’m so happy with this card, I’m going to enter it in the House-Mouse® & Friends Monday Challenge!  I’ll see you again tomorrow with another fun card showcasing these mischievous mice!  Until then…

Hugs,
Lea