Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tombow Time!


It is always a great time hopping with Tombow USA and we are thrilled to be hopping over the weekend with them. Our design teams will be sharing some pretty awesome projects with products from our prizes list, you will not want to miss out on a single day!  

So, now that you've seen the fabulous Stampendous Metal Stencil Duo Sets, what do you think?  For today's card, I've used the new Hearts Metal Stencil Duo Set.  I collect heart-shaped things so this one really speaks to me.  This is especially nice for Valentine's Day!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Heart Metal Stencil Duo Set
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Tombow® Permanent Mono Glue Pen
Dylusions™ Bubblegum Pink Spray Mist by Ranger®
IrRESISTible™ Colored Texture Spray in Lilac Posies by Imagine Crafts®
Viva Decor® Pearl Pen in Ice White
Gelly Roll™ White Gel Pen
Ki Bright Geo Paper Pad by Hampton Art®
Bubblegum Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
I.5" Sheer Dots Ribbon in Fuchsia/White by May Arts Ribbon®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim a piece of white cardstock (cs) to fit two hearts.
Using the enclosed pen with the Stencil Duo heart stencil, outline the main heart shape onto the white cs. 
Remove the heart stencil and place the other stencil over the outline of the heart.
Move the stencil around to suit your needs for the design and draw the design into the heart.
Color this heart with color pencils, add white dots with gel pen and cut out.
Put the heart stencil back onto the leftover white cardstock and this time, using the glue pen, outline the heart shape and write the sentiment, this is known as glue resist technique.
Once the glue dries, spritz on the pink mists and then wipe off the extra spray from the glue areas.
Cut out the second heart leaving enough edge to see the glue portion.
Trim Bazzill® cardstock to create an A-2 card base with a tent fold.
Trim patterned paper to fit inside card base.
Wrap ribbon around patterned paper and adhere tails to back side of paper.
Adhere patterned paper to card base.
Adhere hearts to card front.
Last, but not least, add Pearl Pen™ pearls around edge of spritzed heart.




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


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed our fun weekend hop!  I know I've had a fun time creating my projects for this collaboration.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you again soon.

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, February 5, 2016

Duo Designs


It is always a great time hopping with Tombow USA and we are thrilled to be hopping over the weekend with them. Our design teams will be sharing some pretty awesome projects with products from our prizes list, you will not want to miss out on a single day!  So, you've seen the fabulous Stampendous Metal Stencil Duo Sets and our new Fitted Frames Die Sets, what you don't see are the wonderful Tombow products holding it all together!

For today, I've created two cards at one time with a fun Batik look using the Blossom Metal Stencil Due Set.  One card uses the positive of the stencils and the other card uses the spray-inked negative side of the stencils.  Here's the positive:


And a close-up that shows the sparkle:


Here's the negative side that utilizes the ink spray residue on the stencils by flipping the stencil and rubbing the ink onto a blank card front:

And, another close-up:

Here's what I used to create both cards:

Memories Mists™ in Mango Lemonade, Iridescent, Cherry Smoothie, Fruit Punch and Bright Gold
Jet Black Archival Ink™ Pad by Ranger®
African Daisy Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Roselle Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Watermelon 1.5" Sheer Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
Fuchsia 1/2" Solid Wrinkled Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®

Here's what I did to create both cards:

Trim two pieces of white paper to fit as card fronts.
Lay down butterfly stencil while blocking off excess white space and spritz with yellow mist.
Pick up stencil and place on other card front and gently press down on stencil.
Repeat the same process once more with the yellow mist and butterfly stencil and then twice with the pink mist and flower stencil.
Spritz Iridescent mist on both card fronts (I used a heavier application on the "Amazing" card).
Splatter some of the Fruit Punch mist and then some of the Bright Gold mist onto each card front.
Stamp both sentiments onto a piece of white paper.
Tape dies over each sentiment and corresponding cardstock colors and run through a die cutting machine.
Spritz die cut sentiments with mists.
Trim cardstocks to create each in an A2 tent fold card base.
Using a small amount of Mono Adhesive on the back of each card front, attach ribbons.
Using additional Mono Adhesive, attach card fronts to bases and sentiments to their mats.
Using 3D Foam Tabs, attach sentiments to cards.


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


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll have another post for your viewing pleasure on Sunday so be sure to come back by.  Until then, have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wicked Wednesday with The East Wind

It's time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog post and this week our sponsor is The East Wind.  Our theme for the week is Head Shots and the image I've used is 'Lucy Loo' Love Me.  I love this image, she has a fierceness about her that speaks to me.


And a close-up so you can see her sparkle!


 Here's what I used to create this ATC:

The East Wind© 'Lucy Loo' Love Me Digital Stamp
Copic® Markers
atyouSpica® Glitter Pens
Antique Linen Distress Ink™ Pad by Ranger®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Cover Stock in Solar White
Love Letters Collection 6x6 Paper Pad by Bo Bunny®
Turquoise Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color and trim to desired size.
Add distress ink around trimmed image.
Trim patterned paper for background and cut out letters for sentiment.
Trim a piece of cardstock for ATC base.
Adhere all layers and attach letters for sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come and play along with us and give it your best shot, head shot, that is!  Yeah, corny, I know!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, January 29, 2016

Stampendous Loves May Arts



Today's the final day of the Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop,  I know, boo hiss, right?!  If you're like me, you love the way May Arts Ribbon's many styles and colors of ribbon perfectly complement Stampendous stamps.  They just work beautifully.  I mean, look at how cute the five different ribbons I've used on my card enhance the image!  Pretty darn cute, huh?!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers - YG11, YG13, YG41, YG45, YG61, YG63, YG67; Y15, Y18, Y19, Y38; YR15, YR16, YR18; R14, R17, R81, R85; B0000, B01, B02; BG53, BG57; G0000, G000; E41, E42; C00, C0, C1, C3, C4, C5, C6
Turquoise Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Echo Park® Hello Summer 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink, color with markers and trim to desired size.
Create an A2 card base from turquoise cardstock.
Trim patterned background paper and adhere to card base.
Trim a piece of orange patterned paper to use as a mat for image and adhere the image to the mat.
Adhere matted image to card base.
Trim pieces of ribbon and twine to make banner.
Adhere ribbons to twine and then to card as shown.

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




See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our hop and have commented along the way to be eligible to win a prize package.  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again next week.

Hugs,
Lea


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dreamy May Arts


I don't know about you, but, I love May Arts Ribbon!  There's something for every taste and every budget, and, it's so much fun just looking at all the gorgeous colors.  It's truly a feast for the eyes!  I love it when Stampendous and May Arts hop!!

Today is Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and I'm using a fun stencil called Swirly Heart.  It's perfect for creating a Valentine for that someone special.


Here's a close-up of the ribbon that really shows the sparkly goodness:


Here's what I used for this card:

Richeson's Acrylics in Scarlet, Crimson Red, Titanium White and Mars Black
Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Echo Park® "Yours Truly" Patterned Paper
Bo Bunny® "Garden Girl - Wild Flowers" Patterned Paper
Me & My Big Ideas® Pink Multi Pack Rhinestones
Studio 18® Rhinestones Strass Green
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive
Q-Tips™

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim papers to desired size.
Tape down paper and stencil in preparation of pasting.
Mix white paste with paints until you get the desired color, I went with a nice plum.
Spread on paste and once applied, remove stencil (put in water right away), and set aside to dry.
Once partially dry, apply Metallic FX with a Q-Tip and then heat with a heat tool to complete drying.
Using the same Q-Tip, smudge some of the Metallic FX in various spots around the paper.
Adhere patterned papers.
Create bow with 2 ribbons and adhere to card.
Adhere patterned papers to card base.
Complete card by adding rhinestones as shown.

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

Laura Drahozal (DW and May Arts)
Pam Bray (DW and May Arts)
Louise Healy (DW and May Arts)
Lea Fritts (DW and May Arts)
Alison Heikkila (DW and May Arts)
Tenia Nelson (May Arts)

Pam Hornschu (DW and May Arts)

Kristine Reynolds (DW and May Arts)



See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again tomorrow with another fun project that showcases May Arts Ribbon with Stampendous Stamps!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wicked Wednesday with Vera Lane Studios

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Vera Lane Studios.  Our theme this week is to add an animal.  I've combined two of my favorite sets, Ruby and Romeo and, one of the sentiments from Peace Out.  I love this particular combination!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers
Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts in Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Pthalo Green, and Ultramarine Blue
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print images, color and fussy cut.
Trim a piece of yellow cardstock to standard ATC size for base.
Trim a piece of white cardstock, spritz with water, sprinkle on Color Bursts, spritz again, roll paper around to move color.
Dry paper with heat gun.
Adhere inked paper to ATC base.
Adhere colored images to ATC.

We would so love for you to play along with us.  Vera Lane is always a fun sponsor as the images are so fun and quirky, some of my personal favorites!  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again real soon.  Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wicked Wednesday with Miss Rach

It Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Miss Rach Digital Stamps.  The image I've used today is Heart Shaped Glasses and our theme is Hearts!  Is this not the cutest little wiener dog you've ever seen!?


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Miss Rach Digital Stamps© Heart Shaped Glasses
Copic® Markers
Bo Bunny® Love Letters Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Turquoise Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhevsive

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color and fussy cut.
Trim turquoise paper to standard ATC size.
Trim patterned papers as shown.
Cut letters from patterned paper.
Adhere all layers and letters.

I really do hope you will play along with us this week!  Who doesn't love hearts?  So, come on, show us what you've got, I'm sure it will be adorable!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again really soon!

Hugs,
Lea