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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with All Dressed Up

It's time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and this week our sponsor is All Dressed Up.  Our theme is Groovy Chicks and for my ATC I've used Hippie Chick.  I thought it would be fun to deck her out in pastel the-dye and keep the entire ATC soft and spring-like.


I think the All Dressed Up images are so incredibly sweet and girly, I just love them!

Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Memento™ Lulu Lavender Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Summer Sky Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ New Sprout Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers - E41, 42, 43, 44; R02, 81; B21; V12, 15; Y11, 15; BV01; YG11
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Lemonade Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color and trim
Stamp words using three different colors of ink
Edge three sides of ATC with blue ink and bottom with green
Trim ATC base from yellow cardstock
Adhere image to base

Thanks for stopping by today!  I can't wait to see what you create for the grooviest challenge out there!  Show us what you've got!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea




Friday, April 10, 2015

Musical Mice Wishes

All week long, my teammates at Stampendous have been showing off some of our adorable musically  inspired stamps.  Today, I'm sharing my card created with House-Mouse® Designs Musical Mice.  I'm a huge fan of these cute little critters and always enjoy creating with them.




Here's what I used to create this card:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Pumice Stone
Copic® Markers:  E40, E41, E42, E44, E50, E51, E53, E93, R24, R27, R29, T2, T3, T4, W3, W5, W6, E21, E23, E25, E31, E33, E35, YR23, YR24, C0, C1, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, 100


Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image and color
Trim to fit as shown
Create a horizontal A2 card base with a tent fold from red cs
Trim a black mat for image
Adhere all layers to card base as shown
Stamp sentiment and trim with a dovetail on left side
Adhere to a strip of red cardstock and trim end to match dovetailed end
Attach sentiment to lower right corner of matted image

Thanks for stopping by today to have a look!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and the opportunity to create your own musically inspired project.

Hugs,

Lea

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with DRS Designs

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is DRS Designs!  Our theme this week is to create an ATC with a fold.  I used a tent fold like one would with a regular card, just in miniature form!  I've used two of their images for my ATC this week, Sandcastle and Hula Pig!  So, what's shaken', bacon?

Outside - Shakin' that bacon!

Inside - I do believe she has hula'd right out of her skirt!


video
Movie that shows the movement from the Action Wobble.

Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Yellow and Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers:  R00, 01, 02; YR02, 04, 07; YG 13, 17; E40, 41, 42; R35, 37, 39, 81, 83; C1, 3
Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Action Wobble®
Green Tissue Paper
Beacon®Adhesive 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print two of each image and color pigs first, only color one pig's hula skirt
Cut out both pigs but cut off excess hula skirt on one that wasn't colored
Create hula skirt from tissue paper and adhere to pig with colored skirt
Color both backgrounds the same, add distress ink for sky
Trim yellow cardstock to 2.5"x7", fold in half creating a tent fold
Adhere both background pieces, one to front and one inside
Adhere pig without hula skirt to the inside background
Attach hula skirt down around pig's feet
Trim a small black piece to cover skirt area and trim "Oops!" sentiment, adhere both pieces and attach over pig
Trim Action Wobble to fit on back of pig and attach pig to front of ATC
Trim sentiment and adhere to ATC front above pig as shown

So, this one cracked me up!  I laughed so hard when I first made the pig hula, well, wobble!  Anyway, it's super cute in my humble opinion.  I really got a kick out of making it look like the skirt fell off the pig on the inside and added some blushed cheeks as I'm sure she was embarrassed.  Okay, it's your turn to play along and show us what kind of folds you've got!  Yes, my fold was simple, but, at least it was fun.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue!


Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  I wanted to participate in this hop in support of my friend, Tenia, and her adorable son, Theo!  

We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here!  If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6.  Now here is the mixed media canvas I created for today's hop:




Here's what I used to create this canvas:

5"x7" Canvas Panel
Americana Acrylic Paints in Sapphire, Hauser Light Green, Cinnamon Drop
Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Cottonball
Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint in Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Americana Dura Clear Gloss Varnish
Golden Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Sharpie White Poster-Paint Pen
Copic Marker B28
Stampendous China Blue Micro Glitter
Kids Puzzle
Automobile Headlight Bulb

Here's a freebie for you from my friend, Amy, owner and creator of Amy Doodles:



 I was so happy to create this little canvas for such an awesome cause!  Thanks for stopping by to check out my project!  Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize.  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

April Showers

Welcome to the Stampendous-Dreamweaver Stencils April challenge of "Showers to Showers!" Our designers have so many choices with this theme, baby, wedding, rain...You'll definitely want to see what we come up with each week of April!

Today I chose to interpret the theme this way:


This was created using Stampendous Dreamweaver Stencils Umbrella and Rain and Stampendous sets Baby Balloon and Hand of Friendship. 


Our "A-Team" wants to "shower" you with lots more ideas, so be sure to stop over and leave them a "shower" of comments!

Louise Healy

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again real soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Le

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wicked Wednesday and Creepie Cute Stamps

Hello there!  It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Creepie Cute Stamps.  The image I've used is called Vampling, she reminds me of Wednesday from The Adams Family!  If only she had braids!  The theme for this week is April Fools Day or Favorite Holiday.  I chose to do my favorite holiday, which is, of course, Halloween.  Here's my ATC for this week:


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Washi Tape
Tim Holtz® Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Copic® Markers - YR04, 07; YG11, 13, 17; R56; B0000, 21; V12, 15; E21, 50, 51, 53, 95, 97, 99; C4, 5, 6, 7, 9
Lavender atyouSpica® Glitter Pen
Sepia Copic® Multiliner™
Gelly Roll™ White Gel Pen
Beacon® 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

  1. Print image and color with markers, trim to ATC size
  2. With glitter pen, write sentiment
  3. Add distress ink around edges
  4. Add a small piece of wash tape to opposite corners as shown
  5. Gather the three different colors of fragments and mix a small pinch of each into one jar
  6. Run glue along edges and add fragments, set aside to dry

Any time I get to do Halloween and use my favorite colors, lime and purple, I'm a happy gal!  Hope you liked my little ATC for today.  We would love for you to play along with us; you can find the link on the Wicked Wednesday blog.  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea