Friday, March 24, 2017

Camping Time!


Or is it glamping time?  Either way, for Stampendous it's a fun time "On The Road!"
 I've used Campground Perfectly Clear Stamps Set for my card this week and it's definitely a favorite for me!  We love to camp and go as often as possible.  One of the things I love about living in North Carolina is having the beach and the mountains close by for easy access camping to each.  Another thing I love about this set is that adorable little camper.  Even though we have a new 32' camper, I really want one of the little vintage campers to make into a studio in my back yard.  Just my own little getaway where I can go and create and get into that zen-like state that I enjoy!



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

Spectrum Noir™ Markers
Orange Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Here's who's playing along today:

Stampendous Blog

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts (me)


I do hope you love this sweet little set as much as I do!  If you enjoy camping or have a Boy Scout or Girl Scout in the family, this set would be great for cards, scrapbook layouts and even little memory books.  I'll see you again next week with more fun inspiration, in the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea
 
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Hopping with DecoArt



Today is the final day of the Stampendous® hop with DecoArt® and, as always, I’ve had a fun time!  I've done another small canvas for today using DecoArt's® Media Fluid Acrylics™ line of paints and one of my favorite stamps from the Stampendous Pink Your Life line, Whisper Birthday Rubber Stamp, along with the sentiment stamp, Heart of Friendship.  This particular sentiment really speaks to me because I have so many friends scattered around the world.  There are some I’ve never even met in person, yet, I still love them dearly!



Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Spectrum Noir™Markers by Crafter’s Companion
Artist's Loft™ Necessities™ Canvas Board
Miscellaneous Brushes

Here’s what I did to create this canvas:

Stamp your image on mixed media white paper.
Color the stamped image with your medium of choice and cut it out.  
Mix the teal hue with the white and paint the canvas three quarters of the way from the top and down to create your sky.  If needed, add just a drop of turquoise like I did to give it a little deeper color.
Paint your grass on with the green gold paint, as you build your layers you get your light and dark areas.
Using the white paint and a round brush, just add some wispy clouds.
Adhere your stamped and colored image to the canvas using matte medium.
Once you’re sure everything is good and dry, stamp your sentiment.
This was another super simple canvas to create!  I love making these little canvases.  It’s such a fun way to showcase your stamps and just hang them around your house or sit them on little easels.  Then, when one catches your eye, you can’t help but smile.

Prizes (but, of course!):

Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that includes Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.
Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below:
Stampendous:
  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

I hope you’ve enjoyed our hop.  Creating with Stampendous and DecoArt has always been one of my favorite things to do!  Have a wonderful visit through the hop and I’ll see you again real soon!  

Hugs,
Lea



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stencils and Paints and Stamps, Oh My!

Stampendous® is hopping with DecoArt® this week and it's always a fun time!  I've done a small canvas for today using DecoArt's® Media™ line of paints and one of my favorite stamps from Stampendous, Puddle Boots along with the Umbrella Stencil.  I had planned to use the Stampendous stamp, Cute Boots, with this canvas but due to unforeseen circumstances, I no longer have the stamp.  So, I had to compromise and write my own sentiment.  No biggie, right!?  That's what we crafters do, we make the best of every situation!


Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Spectrum Noir™ Markers
PITT Pen in Black by Faber-Castell
Artist's Loft™ Necessities™ Canvas Board

This was a super simple to create!  I colored the stamped image and cut it out.  That was probably the hardest part of the whole project.  After that I just squirted some paints on the canvas and brushed them around mixing them as I went along.  Once that was dry, I laid the stencil down and using a sponge, I dabbed paint onto it.  I let that dry and using the Matte Medium, I adhered the stamped image.  I allowed that to dry and using a PITT pen, I wrote the sentiment.  

I plan to find a spot for this little canvas when I'm settled into my new craft room.  It's a good reminder for me to do some puddle jumping! I hope you have a wonderful day!  I'll see you again tomorrow with another fun little project!

Hugs,
Lea

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wicked Wednesday is Flying

It’s time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge, are you ready?  This time around our sponsor is ppinkydollsart, and our theme is Girly Girl.  I’ve used Flying for my ATC as she’s adorable and she can fly, something I’ve always wished I could do, too!  I would love to have some pretty butterfly wings I could unfurl at a moment’s notice and fly off into the sky.  Here’s my ATC:


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Spectrum Noir™ Markers
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Recollections® Paddywhack Paper Pad
Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stickles™ from Ranger®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™

Our challenge is going to run for a whole month this time around so you have plenty of time to create a Girly Girl ATC and join the fun.  Who knows?  You might just win!  I'll see you tomorrow with a post showcasing Stampendous and DecoArt!  Have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Lea



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Noor Design Week

Over at Passionate Paper Creations, our sponsor this week is Noor Design out of the UK.  The owner,  Tracy, has some gorgeous products on her site and you can get a monthly box filled with all sorts of lovely treasures to create with.   Here's my card using products from the box and the image is LDRS Creative stamp Flowers For You.



Inside, a pocket and a notecard for you to write a message on!


Here's some other products I've used to create this card:

Spectrum Noir Markers
Tan Cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper
White Cardstock from Recollections for Michaels
Stickles from Ranger
E-Z Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives
Glue Dots Craft Dots

I hope you will check out Noor Design and see what all the fun is about!  Beautiful products to create beautiful projects!  Have an awesome day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Hugs,
Lea


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Superstar Birthday

We've been celebrating birthdays all week at Stampendous!  We have so many different stamps and stencils that are perfect for creating anything from a birthday card, to invitations, to home decor, and scrapbook pages to remember it all!  Not just birthdays, but also anniversaries and all of the major holidays.  If there's a celebration to be had, chances are, we have the stamps and stencils to help you celebrate it in style!  Here's my card for today using the sentiment, Superstar Birthday, and the background stamp, Oh My Stars.  



Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers:  Y11,15; B24,26
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Spellbinders® Stars Five Die Set
My Colors® Tuscan Sun Cardstock
My Colors® Banana Pepper Cardstock
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our weeklong celebration of birthdays.  I'll see you again next week.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Celebrating the Art of Conie Fong

Over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends it's a week of celebrating Conie Fong Art & Design.  Conie's image are all amazing and so very sweet!  Today I'm using Abbie with Balloons for my card. I think she is just the cutest little thing with those chubby little legs!  She was so much fun to color with my Prismacolor Pencils!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Prismacolor™ Pencils
Kraft Cardstock
Mint Julep Cardstock by My Colors®
Tonal Patterns Paper Pad by Love Nicole™
Paddywack Paper Pad by Recollections®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

We would love for you to play along with us this week and join the fun!  I hope you have an awesome day and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea