Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, Alice!



Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;







Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers
atyouSpica® Glitter Pen in Silver
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Bundled Sage
Memento™ Rose Bud Ink by Tsukineko®
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Fancy Pants Designs® Winterland 6x6 Patterned Paper
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Print image, color with markers and trim to desired size
Stamp sentiment in upper left corner of image
Add blue and green distress inks as shown
Create a 5" x 5" card base from blue cardstock with a top fold
Trim a mat for image in green cardstock
Adhere image to mat
Trim patterned paper to 4.75" x 4.75"
Cut a 5.25" length of pink ribbon 
Adhere to middle of patterned paper securing ends on back
Adhere layers as shown


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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I do hope you'll come back by again for another visit.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, July 3, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Hop


We’ve got lots going on this week to keep your Summer Vacation hopping with inspiration. We’re hopping all week with one of our very favorite craft partners, May Arts Ribbon.  They’re an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on most of our samples.  

Now you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, is sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE U.S. commenters will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment.   Here are the Stampendous Official Rules.  Also, be sure to stop by the May Arts blog because they are giving away a prize, too! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

Here's my card for today:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Create A2 horizontal card base with a top fold from red cardstock
Trim a piece of white paper to 4" by 5 1/4"
Stamp Picnic Ants repeatedly on white paper, filling entire piece
Stamp Lunch Line onto white paper, color with markers and trim as shown
Trim a mat for image from black cardstock and adhere colored image to mat
Cut a piece of red ribbon and a piece of black ribbon long enough to wrap ends around back
Layer ribbons onto Picnic Ants piece and secure ends on back of paper
Adhere all layers as shown using foam squares to mount top image

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


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm participating in a fun blog hop tomorrow as we celebrate the 150th birthday of Alice in Wonderland.  Would love to see you come back by for a visit.  Until then, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Got Ribbon?



We’ve got lots going on this week to keep your Summer Vacation hopping with inspiration. We’re hopping all week with one of our very favorite craft partners, May Arts Ribbon.  They’re an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on most of our samples.  

Now you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, is sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!


There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE U.S. commenters will receive a prize of their choice of any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment.   Here are the Stampendous Official Rules.  Also, be sure to stop by the May Arts blog because they are giving away a prize, too! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

Without further ado, here's my card for today:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Rose Bud Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers - RV10, RV52, RV55, RV17; YG11, YG13, YG17
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Create an A2 card base with a top fold from green cardstock
Trim a piece of white paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to stencil
Using a 1/2" stencil brush, add pink ink
Stamp flower on white paper and color with markers
Die cut flower
Trim ribbon to width of stenciled background paper
Cut two leaves from ribbon
Adhere ribbon to background paper
Adhere background paper to card base
Glue on leaves
Using foam squares, adhere flower to card front as shown

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


Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our final hop for the week.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with The Octopode Factory

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and today our sponsor is The Octopode Factory!  Our theme this week is Red, White and Blue, just in time for the July 4th celebration week, and my image is Alice.


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers - E50, E51, E53, E21, E33; B41, B45, B37, B91, B93, B95, B97; C0, C1, C3; Y21 Y23, Y26; R20, R02, R14, R17
atyouSpica® Glitter Pen in Baby Blue
Tim Holtz® idea-ology® Tissue Tape - Merriment
Americana® Decou-Page® - Matte
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®
Christmas Red Stickles®

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Trim blue cardstock to ATC size
Print images, color and cut out
Cut out table top, table legs and sign from scraps of paper
Adhere table pieces to ATC with Decou-Page®
Add two strips of tissue tape as shown
Adhere image with foam squares
Add Stickles® dripping out of bottle and onto floor


This image really cracked me up, especially when I gave her crazy eyes!  It's like she's realizing she just drank something she shouldn't have.  Have you ever done that?  I have.  Heeheehee!  We won't go there! 

Thanks for stopping by today.  In case you didn't notice, I have two posts today, hope you'll check out both.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Summer Fun with Spellbinders


It’s summer time and we are hopping with some fabulous companies in the Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Spellbinders.  Stampendous Stamps is hopping all three days with some fabulous summer inspiration from the design team and today two of our designers are featured with tutorials using some new Spellbinders products! How fun is that!


Spellbinders is having a great giveway during this hop with three daily winners and one grand prize winner! Check out the details here.  Stampendous rules can be found here,  Official Rules   Here's my card for today:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Bo Bunny® Barefoot & Bliss
Memento™ Danube Blue Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Create A2 card base with a top fold from yellow cardstock
Trim a piece of mixed media white paper to 4" x 5 1/4
Tape stencil to white paper to secure and using a stencil brush, add ink
Remove stencil and set aside
Using the #2 Hexagon die, cut out 7 hexagons from a variety of papers
Adhere hexagons to stenciled card front as shown
Trim hexagon pieces that hang off card front
Stamp sentiment with blue ink as shown
Adhere card front to card base
Wrap string burlap around top of card twice and tie in a big bow

Here are my teammates that are playing along today:

Feature Designer – Tenia Nelson
Feature Designer – Lyn Bernatovich

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have enjoyed our little hop with our awesome crafty partners!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another post to celebrate some May Arts Ribbon love.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, June 26, 2015

Colorful Cosmos

One of the many things I love about being a part of Stampendous Design Team, all the beautiful floral stamps they carry!  I love flowers, something I believe I inherited from my grandmother.  Her first name was Iris and she always had some planted in her yard!  My card today uses the new Cosmos Spray and I know it's going to be a favorite of mine!  I bet you'll fall in love with it, too!



Here's what I used to create my card:

Stampendous:
P263 Cosmos Spray

ASCRS03 Cling Industrial Set
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Plus:
Dark Red Bling Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Green Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Ribbon by May Arts
atyouSpica™ Gold Glitter Pen by Copic®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (BP1, BP2, BP5, BP6, BP7; CT1, CT2, CT4; DR4, DR5, DR6, DR7; PL1, PL2; GB4; DG2, DG4; CG1, CG2; BT1)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create my card:

Stamp image and color.
Trim image to desired size
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold from dark red paper turned to dull side.
Stamp background of card base.
Create a mat for image from green cardstock and adhere image to mat.
Make a bow and secure ends around matted image.
Adhere matted image to card base.

Here's the complete list of my teammates playing along today with more inspiration:






Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our floral and fairy inspiration we've shared.  I know I loved creating my card!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, June 19, 2015

You Giraffe Me Crazy

Today is our last day of the Stampendous "Let's Go Wild" theme as we showcase our newest animals to hit our line-up!  I have to admit, I'm pretty wild about them, too!  Did you see what I did there?  LOL!  I'm a big fan of giraffes, there's something so sweet about their faces and, to be honest, they're pretty silly looking.  Only in a good way, though!  Here's my card for today:




Here’s what I used to create this card:

Stampendous!®:
PenPattern Giraffe
Dreamweaver©:
Plus:
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Toffee Crunch Ink by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger®
Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Ranger®
Pear Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Iced Cocoa Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers (W4, W7; E31, E33, E35, E41, E25, E30; G21, G24, G28; YG63)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


Here’s what I did to create this card:

Stamp image and color.
Stamp sentiment onto image.
Trim to desired size.
Add distress inks as shown.
Create A2 card base with a tent fold.
Trim a tan panel for the background.
Lightly stamp “dirt” across bottom of tan panel.
Adhere all layers as shown.
Die cut one leafy branch and two petite ferns from green scraps.
Cut apart and glue on pieces of die cuts as shown.
Add simple shading to die cut pieces.

Here’s a list of my teammates that are playing along with me today:



In case you're wondering about the cute dog card at the tail end of our wild animals, it's because our amazing Kristine was skipped on the list last Friday.  Her card is so totally adorable and it really deserves the added attention!  After all, the poor doggy was skunked by a wild animal!  

That's it for today!  I appreciate your stopping by to have a look.  I'll see you again soon with more fun cards created by me for the best stamp company around!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea