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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wicked Wednesday and Fred, She Said Designs

Okay, I know it's not Wednesday but I've had an awful lot going on the past week so I'm running a little behind.  So, it's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog on Saturday and our sponsor this week is Fred, She Said Designs with a theme of One for the Boys.  The image I've used today is Nolan and the Bullfrog.  I just had to make this little guy a redhead, that just seems to go with the frog!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover Stock
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Rusty Hinge

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color with markers and trim to ATC size
Add blue distress ink closely around image
Edge bottom of ATC with rust ink
Using black ink, stamp sentiment with alphabet stamps

My apologies for being tardy this week.  It really has been a crazy one and sometimes life just gets in the way of crafting.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, May 1, 2015

KLIK It, KLIK it Good!


Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just “klik and go” to change up your look. But this week we’re playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we can craft our own masterpieces of wearable art.  Here’s what I’ve created:



Here’s what I used to create my project:

Metal Complex™ Klik Triple Round Pendant with Crystals
Metal Complex™ Klik Large Snap Base with Bezel
Metal Complex™ Klik Small Snap Base with Bezel
ETI Jewelry Resin
Copic® Markers BV01, BV02, BV04
Liquitex® Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue Acrylic Soft Body Paint
DecoArt® DecoPage
May Arts Ribbon

Here’s what I did to create my project:

Stamp images with black ink on white paper and color with markers
Cut out flowers and add a small dot of yellow paint in the the center of each flower
Mix glitters and fragments together
Coat each side of flower with DecoPage to seal it, set aside to dry
Coat bottom of each bezel with a coat of DecoPage and sprinkle on mixture of glitters and fragments
Mix your resin, be sure to pay close attention to directions
Once mixed, start adding resin over glitter and fragments
Gently add in flowers as shown and continue to add resin
Allow resin to cure for a minimum of 24 hours
Once resin has cured, snap bezels to pendant piece and add ribbon

You can see all the wonderful Klik products and tons of ideas for creating with this super fun product in their flippy catalog HERE and you can find a retailer HERE. We’d like to recommend www.resinobsession.com because they carry Stampendous products as well!



To make our wonderful Klik jewelry pieces we used products by Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) who generously sent our team some of their wonderful Jewelry Resin. This two part resin is incredibly easy to use and creates fantastic, professional results. We love using it here on the Stampendous Design Team. This great resin is sold at Resin Obsession, but you can also find it at Michaels and other fine craft stores. You can get thousands of ideas for using resin to create your own pieces on the resincrafts blog or on the I Love Resin blog.

Some of you will be sharing your new jewelry soon because there are prizes! Three random winners will receive a prize package that includes Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and a Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. 


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. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th, so, be sure to check back Monday to see if you’re a winner!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have really enjoyed this collaboration and plan to create even more similar pieces in the coming months.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you again soon!

Hugs,

Lea





Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thank Ewe!

This is a bittersweet post today for Dreamweaver Stencils, it's my last post with the Dream Team under the skillful guidance of Lynell, founder of Dreamweaver Stencils.  If you've been under a rock somewhere and haven't heard, Stampendous Stamps has purchased Dreamweaver Stencils.  Since I'm also on the Stampendous Design Team, I'm lucky enough to get to continue creating with my very favorite stencils, now combined with my very favorite stamps.  I want to "thank ewe," Lynell, for inviting me to become a part of your Dream Team!  It was a privilege and an honor to serve under you for the past two years. Lynell, I wish you and Wayne the best always and I'm sure I'll see you again!  I do hope you enjoy your new-found freedom!

In honor of our last post for the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team, I would like to share my first card I posted as part of this wonderful group of gals.  Details can be found here!


And here's my final post for Dreamweaver Stencils as part of the Dream Team:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Dreamweaver Stencils© LL3040 Open Sheep Stencil
Dreamweaver Stencils© DL3040 Open Sheep Die Set
Dreamweaver Stencils© Regular Embossing Paste
Plaid® Baby Pink Acrylic Paint
DecoArt® Americana® Coral Blush Acrylic Paint
Basic Grey® Olivia Paper Pad
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Iced Spruce
Coral Cream Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Guacamole Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
Zva Creative Crystals®
Beacon Adhesive

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim a piece of patterned paper and tape reverse side of stencil to paper
Mix paints with paste until you have desired color and paste emboss sheep
Run die cuts through die machine with two different patterned papers
Once paste has dried, attach die cut pieces to paste and pattern paper
Create horizontal A2 card base with a tent fold from green paper
Trim a piece of coral cardstock as a mat for patterned paper and adhere the two
Create a double bow from ribbon and attach tails around back side and adhere entire piece to card base
Add distress ink around edges of sheep
Adhere two small black crystals for eyes

When you have a shower, you need thank you cards to send to your guests that gave you a present.  For a baby shower, there's not much that's sweeter than this adorable lamb.  I think it's perfect!  Plus, I really wanted to thank Lynell for the past two years and the opportunity she gave me to create with her wonderful products.  Here's the rest of the team playing along with our farewell to Lynell:


Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visits and I always love to read comments you're sweet enough to leave.  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Just a KLIK Away!




Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just "klik and go" to change up your look.  This week we're playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we could craft our own masterpieces of wearable art.  Along with this collaboration, we are working with Envirotex Jewelry Resin...an amazing product to easily make the jewelry of your creative dreams! 



Here's my project today that shows my favorite motto, Live, Laugh, Love!  I hope you find it just as adorable and fun as I do!





Here's what I used to create this project:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:  Y13, 18; BV01, 02, 04; YR04, 07; R32, 35, 37; BG01; YG11, 13
Acetate
Envirotex® Jewelry Resin
Klik® Pieces

Yes, there will be prizes...three random winners will receive a prize package that includes Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and a Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on the Stampendous blog and that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. 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. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will give Klik jewelry a try as it's really VERY cool!  I had a blast creating my projects, of course, I love creating with Envirotex Resin.  I'll see you tomorrow for the final hop!

Hugs,
Lea


Friday, April 24, 2015

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

OMG!  Have you seen the new Stampendous Cling Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set and the matching Pop Up Kitties Die Set?  That's what I've used on my card for today's post, along with the new Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  If you're a cat love or know a cat lover, you're going to want these sets.  I'm in love with them, myself!  Here's my card:


Since it has the matching die set, it makes cutting out the kitty a breeze, you just let your favorite die cutting machine do the work for you!  It really doesn't get much easier than this!  

Here's what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Toffee Crunch Ink by Tsukineko®
Sunflowers Light Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Papaya Puree Med Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Ribbon by May Arts®
Action Wobble
3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers  (YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99; E55, E57, E59, E97, E99; YR30, YR31; W0, W1; R00, R11)

Here's what I did to create this card:

1 Stamp cat pieces on white paper, color and die cut.
2 Create an A2 card base from yellow paper with a tent fold.
3 Trim light orange paper to 4”x5.25” and stamp cat paws and fish bone in a random pattern.
4 Stamp sentiment on a piece of yellow paper and trim closely as shown.
5 Cut a piece of ribbon, create bow and attach to bottom of background panel.
6 Adhere panel to card base.
7 Adhere cat body to card is if he’s sitting on the ribbon.
8 Adhere sentiment to panel.
9 Trim wobbler slightly and attach head to card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope your find these kitties just as adorable as I do!  Have a wonderful weekend and happy stamping!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with The East Wind

It's time for Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog and this week our sponsor is The East Wind.  The image I've used is Lucy Loo - Luna Spell.  The theme this week is a bit different than most, to play along, you need to pick one of us from the design team and CASE our ATC.  Mine should be pretty simple to CASE, just create a glow around your image!  Have fun!


And for a different angle to show you how sparkly the stars are!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Copic® Markers
Tim Holtz® Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire
Windsor & Newton® Ink, Gold-Bronze Metallic
atyouSpica™ Glitter Pen in Gold

Here's what I did to create this ATC:  

Print image and color with Copic® markers
Trim image to ATC size (2.5"x3.5")
Add scattered straw distress ink around image
Gradually add blue inks around yellow ink getting darker as you work to edges
Dip a very small round brush in the gold ink and dot onto ATC for stars, paint on moon

It really doesn't get much easier than this!  Doesn't she look like she's glowing?  I suppose the glow could be coming from the gold orb floating in front of her, or, maybe she's glowing from her own spiritual energy!  Either way, this girl has got her glow on!  Come play along with us!  We'd love to have you!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day!  That's my theme song this week!  It's been raining the past few days here in North Carolina and, even though we need it, I'm ready for it to be gone.  Bring on the sunshine!

Our Stampendous Dreamweaver Stencils April challenge is "Showers to Showers" and this is my take on the theme this week:


Here's a close-up that shows the gloss from the paste and a little of the sparkle from the Spica pen on the main image raindrops:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Dreamweaver Stencils Rain Stencil
Stampendous® House-Mouse Designs® Rain Flower Stamp
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Stencils Translucent Paste
Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Copic® Markers: Y11, 15, 17; YG11, 13, 17; B91; E47, 50, 51, 53; R01, 02; C3, 4, 5
atyouSpica™ Clear Glitter Pen
May Arts Ribbon®
Beacon Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim white cs to fit stencil
Tape stencil down over cs
Airbrush blue ink (B91) all over rain stencil
Leaving stencil and paper in place, add translucent paste over inked raindrops
Set this aside to drive
Stamp image onto white cs and color with markers, add distress ink all around image
Color over raindrops with glitter pen
Create an A2 card base from blue cs with a tent fold
Trim a piece of yellow cs a 1/4" smaller than card front
Trim a piece of yellow cs to mat behind image
Cut a piece of green ribbon and a piece of yellow ribbon and adhere the two together
Trim rain stenciled piece to fit 1/4" smaller than yellow cs
Add distress ink all over stenciled piece
Adhere stenciled piece to yellow cs and attach ribbon as shown
Adhere these layers to card base
Adhere stamped image to yellow mat
Using foam squares, attach image to card

Here's the links for the "A" team that is posting this week:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I do hope you'll join us for our challenge this month!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea