Friday, November 27, 2015

Let's Go Sledding!

Stampendous is celebrating Family Time and Time With Friends this week.  Today I have a card about sharing time with friends.  I love these adorable bears and I bet you will, too!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous:
P274 Bear Sled
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
VP001 VersaMarker™ by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Chameleon™ Markers (BR5, OL3, NU3, BR2, BK4, RD4, GR3, VO4, BL6)
Emerald Green Archival Ink Pad by Ranger®
Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Ranger®
Ribbon by May Arts®
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™

Here's what I did to create this card:

Instructions:
1  Stamp image, color and trim to desired size.
2  Create a horizontal A2 card base with a tent fold from red cardstock.
3  Trim a piece of green cardstock for background.
4  Cut a piece of ribbon and adhere to green background paper by wrapping and securing ends on back of cardstock.
5  Adhere green cardstock to red card base.
6  Using VersaMark Pen, add ink to where you want to add sparkle, sprinkle on Sparkle Puff, shake off excess and heat set.
7  Adhere image to card front.
8  Stamp sentiment on scrap of white paper with green ink.
9  Create mat for sentiment and adhere both pieces.
10 Trim another piece of ribbon and create a loop, adhere to front of card as shown.
11 Adhere sentiment to middle of ribbon loop.

Here’s our links for today:


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you’re here in the States, I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was delightful and you were able to spend it with family and friends.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and, if you’re bargain shopping, have fun!  I’m going to be in the mountains camping!

Many blessings,
Lea 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with Julia Spiri

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Julia Spiri Stamps.  Our theme is Fall Fairies and the image I've used today is Little Fairy.  Julia's fairies are all just so adorable and this one is certainly no exception.  I love her sweet little shy smile!  Originally I was going to color her in more traditional fall colors but I decided to use a softer, sweeter version of oranges by using more apricot tones with some rose tones.  I just feel like fairies should be more pastel in color choices as opposed to darker colors.  I don't really know why I have that mindset, I just do.  It's all a matter of personal preference, like most art!!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Bundled Sage Distress Ink by Ranger
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover Stock
My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy 6x6 paper Pad
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color with markers and trim to 2.25"x3.25".
Edge image with green ink.
Stamp sentiment with black ink.
Trim patterned paper to 2.5"x3.5" for ATC base.
Adhere image to ATC base.

That's it for me today!  I appreciate your stopping by to have a look!  Come back and check it out again.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  

Thanksgiving Blessings and hugs,
Lea



Friday, November 20, 2015

Skating Into the Holly Days!




The Stampendous Design Team is playing with Action Wobbles this week.  I thought it would be fun to make a shaker snowglobe that REALLY shakes.  This little Action Wobble spring really gets it shaking, too!!  These are so much fun!  Be sure to watch the movie, too, to see it in motion.



video


Here’s what I used to create this card:

Radiant Neon™ Amplify! in White by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:  E50, E51, E53, E93, E25, E27, E29; R24, R27, R29, R37, R39, R59; BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG11, BG70, BG72; G07, G14; C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
American Crafts™ Kringle & Co. 6x6 Paper Pad
Aqua Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Acetate
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here’s what I did to create this card:

  1. Place snowglobe stamp on acrylic block, place Santa inside snowgobe on block and sentiment in the oval below.
  2. Stamp image and color with markers, fussy cut snowglobe.
  3. Stamp a second snowglobe and fussy cut just the globe, cut out the majority of the center of the globe an seet aside.
  4. Using Amplify!, cover the edge of the globe portion of the colored image and heat.
  5. Cut out a small piece of acetate to fit inside the top globe piece.
  6. Adhere acetate to top snowglobe ring.
  7. Place a small amount of Spoonful of Snow into center of bottom globe, adhere top globe to bottom globe.
  8. Add a thin layer of glue to the paper portion of the top globe, cover with glitter and set aside to dry.
  9. Create your card base cut to 4.25” x 11” and folded in the center
  10. Trim a piece of patterned paper for background piece to 4” x 5.25” and adhere to card base.
  11. Trim the red patterned paper into a strip of 2.5” x 4.75”, notch the piece as shown and adhere to center of card.
  12. Using Action Wobble, attach snowglobe to card.
  13. Shake!  Shake!  Shake!

Here’s a list of my teammates posting today:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope we’ve inspired you to play along with Action Wobbles, they really are cool!  Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you again next week!

Many blessings, 

Lea

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wobble and Waddle Along



It’s Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and we are also playing along with Action Wobbles this week.  My little PenPattern Penguin doesn’t just waddle, it WOBBLES, thanks to Action Wobbles.  These little springs add a lot of pizazz!  



video



Here’s what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers B000; Y28; YR23, YR24; YG11, YG13, YG17; E25, E27; R24, R27, R29, R59; C0, C1; 100
atyouSpica™ Glitter Pens in Gold and Silver
Black Texture Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Teresa Collins™ Christmas Home 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here’s what I did to create this card:

Stamp penguin with black ink, color with markers and pens and fussy cut.
Create a card base from black cardstock cut to 4.25” x 11” and fold in half.
Trim patterned paper to 4” x 5.25”.
Trim a piece of black cardstock to 3.75” x 5”, tape stencil over this piece and paste with regular embossing paste.
Trim a piece of white paper at least 3.75” wide, tear three strips across the width to create snow banks
Once embossing paste is dry, glue torn pieces across the bottom as shown.
Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner with black ink.
Run blue marker across torn edges, add glue and then glitter.
Layer and adhere papers as shown.
Using Action Wobble, attach penguin to card.
Wobble!

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


Thanks for stopping by today!  I bet you're anxious to get your own Action Wobbles so you can add some wobbles and wiggles that cause lots of giggles to your cards, too!  See you again tomorrow!

Wobbly hugs,
Lea







Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with Sweet Pea Stamps

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps.  The image I've used is from Conie Fong and it's called "Sally and Snowball."  She's an amazing artist and I just love her images!  This is a sad post for me, though, as Sweet Pea Stamps is closing on November 25th.  Truly a sad day for many who love the variety of artists there.  However, you still have time to go take a look and pick up some adorable digis.  Our theme this week is to use torn paper or torn edges, so, get tearing and come play along!



Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Light Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Radiant Neon™ Amplify! in White by Tsukineko®
Crystal Micro Glitter by Stampendous!®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

  1. Print image, color and fussy cut.
  2. Cut your ATC base from blue cardstock to 2.5"x3.5".
  3. Trim a piece of white paper to 2.5"x3" and tear into strips.  
  4. Layer strips of white across bottom finishing with the clean cut edge on the bottom.
  5. Add a little blue color to define edges.
  6. Add glitter to torn edges and then a little more at the bottom as shown.
  7. Glue image to ATC and add shadow with markers.
  8. Add white Amplify! in random dots and heat.

It's such a simple ATC  but I love the way the Amplify! brings it to life with the snowfall.  I think it turned out really sweet.  So show us what you can do with some torn up stuff!  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hopping with Canvas Corp


It's the last day of Stampendous and Canvas Corp week-long hop using their canvas shoulder bag.  I sure hope you've enjoyed the inspiration from our Design Team.  Who knew one little bag could look so different?  I really enjoyed creating mine and I hope you like it, too!




In case you missed yesterday's post, here's the back side of my bag:



Here's what I used to create this canvas bag:

Stampendous® Friendship Bouquet (Due to it's popularity, this particular stamp is sold out, however,  Flower Path would make a wonderful alternative!)
Derwent® Inktense™ Pencils
Faber-Castell® PITT Artist Pen in Black
Archival Ink™ Jet Black Ink Pad
Gem-Tac™ Permanent Glue by Beacon Adhesive
Water Brush

Here's what I did to create this canvas bag:

Stamp flower images onto bag with black ink, use mask (included with stamp set) to cover large daisy and stamp leaves.
Stamp sentiment at bottom.
Draw flower stems with PITT pen.
Color images with pencils, then use water brush to bring out and set color.
Add green pencil around edges and set color with water brush.
Add glue to fuchsia flower petals, cover with fuchsia glitter and shake off excess, repeat process with lavender glitter on lavender flower.
Set aside to dry completely.



Here’s our Official Contest Rules and there are three prize packages up for grabs.  Be sure to read the rules and play along to win!

Cling Bird Blossom Stamps Set
Bird Blossom Die Cut Set
Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle
Canvas Corp® Canvas Shoulder Bag
Surprise Goodie Bag of Canvas Corp Product

Australian fans can comment for a chance to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie.


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


Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you've enjoyed our hop with Canvas Corp and have left comments along the way.  You never know, you might just be winner.  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Canvas Corp Fun




It's Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and this week the design team is hopping with Canvas Corp.  We each received this nifty canvas shoulder bag, perfect for carrying your water bottle, phone and ID while on a walk!  My project is a two-part creation; I'm sharing the back today and I'll share the front tomorrow. For the back side I used a Dreamweaver stencil so I decided it was appropriate to share it for today.  It's rather simple but sweet and, I really like the way it turned out, I hope you do, too!

The back side of my shoulder bag.


Here's what I used to create this canvas bag:

Canvas Corp Shoulder Bag
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Stencil LJ806 Hexagons
Stampendous® Cling Daisy Mix Rubber Stamp Set
Derwent® Inktense™ Pencils
Archival Ink™ Pad in Jet Black
Archival Ink™ Pad in Chrome Yellow
Faber-Castell® PITT Artist Pen in Black
Cosmetic Sponge
Water Brush

Here's what I did to create this canvas bag:

Stamp images onto bag with black ink.
Use masks (included as part of the stamp set) to cover stamped images and, using stencil, ink design onto bag with a cosmetic sponge.
Draw flower stem with PITT pen
Color image with pencils, then use water brush to bring out and set color
Add green pencil to two corners and set with water brush



Here’s our Official Contest Rules and there are three prize packages up for grabs.  Be sure to read the rules and play along to win!

Cling Bird Blossom Stamps Set
Bird Blossom Die Cut Set
Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle
Canvas Corp® Canvas Shoulder Bag
Surprise Goodie Bag of Canvas Corp Product

Australian fans can comment for a chance to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie.


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

Lea Fritts (me!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back by tomorrow so you can see the front of my sweet shoulder bag.  Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win a prize package.  See you then!

Hugs,

Lea


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with Nikki Burnette

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and our sponsor this week is The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette.  Nikki creates some amazing images with beautiful details; I love her art!  Our theme this week is "The Color Purple" and the image I've used is Brinley.  She's a gorgeous fairy, don't you think!?


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers - E50, 51, 53, 93, 41, 42, 43; BV0000, 000, 22, 25, 29; G40, 43
Memento™ Grape Jelly Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Neenah® Class Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Memory Box® Viola 6x6 Paper Collection
Heather 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 as shown
Edge image with purple ink
Trim purple cardstock for ATC card base to 2.5" x 3.5"
Trim background paper to 2 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Adhere all layers as shown

Now it's your turn to pull out some purple markers and show us what you've got!  I hope you'll play along with us.  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look, after all, you're the reason I'm here!  See you soon with more fun inspiration!

Hugs,
Lea


Friday, November 6, 2015

Whoo Loves Fall?

We're winding up our week of fabulous fall findings at Stampendous and I don't believe there's anyone who loves fall as much as me!  Well, there may be a few other gals, it's a good thing I don't mind sharing that title!

My card for today was created using Harvest Owl, a total favorite stamp of mine.  I was collecting owls before collecting owls was cool.  I suppose I never left the trend behind in the 70's.  This "all-in-one" stamp makes it so easy to create a cute card, it's pretty much fail proof.  We have several of them for your crafting pleasure, this one just happens to be my fav.


Here's what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:  BG10, BG11; E42, E43, E44, E81, E84; Y23, Y26; YG91, YG93, YG95; YR23, YR24, YR30, YR31
We R Memory Keepers™ "Autumn Splendor" 6x6 Paper Pad
Sheer Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with brown ink, color and cut out
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to 4" x 5.25"
Create double bow from sheer ribbon and adhere to patterned paper
Adhere patterned paper to card base
Using foam squares, attach colored image to card front

Here's some additional inspiration for you today:

Lea Fritts (me)

This was such a quick and easy card to create!  I love it and I hope you do, too!  Thanks for stopping by and I'l have more crafty fun for your viewing pleasure real soon!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Glorious Leaves

Hey there!  It's Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and this week, we're celebrating fall in all of her majestic glory!  I'm a huge nature lover and fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  If I could have spring and fall, I would be a happy girl.  I could easily skip winter and summer altogether!  I'm blessed to live in an area that's close to the mountains and there's nothing prettier than a mountain ablaze with fall foliage.  It's a wonderful sight to behold.  This is Pilot Mountain, it's about 20 minutes from my house.  Not too shabby!  Think Andy Griffith show and references to Mount Pilot, yep, that's the one!



So, with so much inspirational beauty close by, it's easy to "fall" in love with my favorite season.  Here's my card for today, and, yes, I've very thankful!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Dreamweaver Oak Leaf Stencil
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Maple Leaf Large Stencil
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Maple Leaf Stencil
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Memento™ Dew Drop in Dandelion by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Cantaloupe by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Tangelo by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Love Letter by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Rhubarb Stalk by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Peanut Brittle by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Potter's Clay by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Ink Pad in Desert Sand by Tsukineko®
Sponge Daubers™ by Tsukineko®
Stipple Brush™ by Tsukineko®
Memories™ Mists in Bright Gold
African Daisy Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Yellow Sheer Wired Pinstripe Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L

Here's what I did to create this card:

Using a sheet of mixed media paper, tape stencils down, one at a time, and add ink using sponge daubers and various ink colors (repeat this in a random pattern)
Using a stipple brush, brush Desert Sand ink over the white areas
Trim stenciled paper to 4" x 5.25"
Open mist bottle and, using sprayer end, drip ink onto stenciled design
Trim yellow cardstock to 4.25" x 11" and fold in half creating a tent fold for card base
Cut a piece of ribbon to fit the width of the stenciled background piece
Adhere ribbon to paper as shown
Adhere stenciled paper to card base
Stamp leaf image, color with inks and die cut
Attach leave to card with 3D foam squares
Stipple Desert Sand ink onto scrap of paper, stamp sentiment, add drips of gold mist and notch ends
Attach sentiment to card with 3D foam squares

Here's the list of my teammates that have more inspiration for your viewing pleasure:

Lea Fritts (DW)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again tomorrow with more fall inspiration!
Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with A & T Digital Designs

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is A & T Digital Designs.  Our theme for this challenge is "Lots of Stripes," always a fun one!  I love stripes, either on images or as a background paper.  The more color, the happier they make me!  Here's my ATC:


Here's what I used to create this ATC:  

Spun Sugar Distress Ink Pad by Ranger®
My Mind's Eye™ "Be Merry™" 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Copic® Markers
atyouSpica™ Glitter Pens
Scotch® Quick Dry Adhesive

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print images, color and trim to 2.25" x 3.25"
Stamp sentiment with black ink as shown
Edge image with pink ink
Trim patterned paper to 2.5" x 3.5"
Adhere image to patterned paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you've been inspired to play along with this week's challenge.  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea