Monday, August 7, 2017

Lighthouse Christmas

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day so the Stampendous Design Team is sharing a couple of cards created with our awesome lighthouse stamps.  I'm sharing my card using Lighthouse Christmas.  


Here's what I used to create this card:

Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors
Olive Green Cardstock
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (B34, B39, B37, B95, B97, B99, R46, R59, Y11, C1, C5, G94, G99)

Spectrum Noir™ Markers (EB1, EB2, IG1, IG2, IG4)


Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper.
  2. Color image with markers.
  3. Trim image closely.
  4. Trim red cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold.
  5. Trim a mat for image in olive cardstock.
  6. Adhere layers as shown.
  7. Using glue, adhere Crystal Micro Glitter where desired.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you live close enough to one of our country's many lighthouses, take a tour.  Right now I'm close to two!  See you again real soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Monday, July 31, 2017

Summery Sister Sun

It's the last day of July and I thought it would be fun to create a card with my favorite Tsukineko® inks for the Imagine Color Challenge that ends today.  Yeah, I kind of procrastinated on this one since I lost all of my ink pads in my house fire.  Good friends and teammates had kindly provided me with some new pads, but, alas, there were no yellows!  So, I had to force myself to go shopping and buy some yellow pads.  I'm sure you know how difficult that was! Bwahahahahaha!  The challenge color is yellow, a happy color that warms my soul!  Something else that warms my soul, Stampendous® Stamps!  It just seemed right to combine my favorite Tsukineko® inks with my favorite stamps.  So, without further ado, here's my card made with Stampendous® Laurel Burch Sister Sun and Scrolled Sunshine:


Here's a close-up showing some of the glittery goodness from the Delicata™ Golden Glitz pad:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Metallic Gold Prismacolor® Pencil
Strathmore® Watercolor Paper
Pebbles Family Ties Paper Pad
Blue Cardstock by Love Nicole™
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Using the Delicata™ Golden Glitz ink pad, I stamped the sun onto watercolor paper and trimmed to the size I wanted for my card.
I pressed some ink from all three Memento™ pads onto an acrylic block to use as my palette.
With a watercolor brush, I picked up ink from the block and watercolored the image, blending colors as needed.
Once the image was completed, I went back over some of the detail with a metallic gold pencil to define the features and lines that had lightened in the watercoloring process.
I edged the stamped image with the gold ink and set it aside to completely dry.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of the watercolor paper, first in the Delicata™ Golden Glitz and then with the VersaFine™ Onyx Black, which created a bit of a drop shadow effect.  
I trimmed the sentiment down, watercolored the background and edged it with gold ink.
I created a 5" x 5" card base with a tent fold from blue cardstock and then created mats for my sentiment and my main image from the same cardstock.
I trimmed my patterned paper for the background and then layered all the pieces together as shown.  
I used thin foam squares to attach the sentiment and, card complete!

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and I'll see you again soon!  In the meantime, enjoy your summer days, and, if you're in the southern hemisphere, may you dream of warm summer days ahead.

Hugs,
Lea



Friday, July 21, 2017

Bo Bunny Love

Today is the last day of the Stampendous® week-long showcase of BoBunny® Vintage Double Dot papers partnered with the awesome stamps from Stampendous®.  A match made in crafty heaven!  I love the Vintage Dots papers, a wonderful mix of built-in distressed style and amazing texture! It's the perfect paper for card crafting and for today I've paired it with a fun Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs stamp named Gift Giving.  




Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -


Additional Products -

Caribbean Sea Cardstock by My Colors®
Island Mist Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
May Arts Ribbon®
Gold Sharpie® Marker
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (GB1, DR1, DR3, DR5, LG3, LG4, LG5)
Copic® Markers (E50, E51, E53, R20, R27, R29, RV91, RV93, Y11, Y13, BV02, BV04, C1, YG13, YG17, BG45, BG49)

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
  5. Trim sentiment closely
  6. Trim teal cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim dot cardstock as shown
  8. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from teal cardstock
  9. Adhere red ribbon with teal ribbon on top as shown and adhere to mat
  10. Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
  11. Adhere layers as shown
  12. Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our week celebrating BoBunny and their awesome papers!  Check back next week for even more inspiration.  Until then, have an amazing weekend.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Seeing Dots

One of the great perks of being part of the Stampendous® Design Team is all the wonderful companies Stampendous® partners with in the craft industry.  One of my new favorites is BoBunny®.  Their papers are perfection!  Beautiful designs in a delicious array of colors makes it so easy to create pretty cards.  The weight of the paper is just right, too.  I like a cardstock with some substance, not so flimsy that I have to worry about it tearing while I'm creating.  Have you ever tried to distress the edges of paper and it's so thin it just rips and tears?  You won't have to worry about that happening with BoBunny®!

One of my favorite collections by BoBunny® paper is the Double Dots.  In particular, I love the Vintage Dots papers.  They have a built-in distressed style that I'm in love with!  Little hints of gold in the dots and flecks of rust add to the aged look.  And, the texture!  Oh, the texture!  It's a feast for the eyes!  One side is dots and the other side is a beautiful flourish design, both are yummy with little visual scratches and splatters!  

So, on to my card!  This is a fun Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs stamp named Leaf Sledding.  These little critters are dear to my heart and it seems like they're always doing something that makes me smile!



Here's what I used to create this card:

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Additional Products -

Wasabi Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
May Arts Ribbon®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (LG3, LG4, LG5, DR1, DR3, DR5, TN3, TN4, TN5)
Copic® Markers (YR21, YR23, YR24, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG0000, C1, C5)


Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
  5. Trim sentiment closely
  6. Trim red cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim dot cardstock as shown
  8. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from red cardstock
  9. Adhere ribbon to corner of image as shown and adhere to mat
  10. Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
  11. Adhere layers as shown
  12. Using glue, adhere glitter where desired
  13. Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll have another post on Friday, so, until then, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Friday, July 7, 2017

Pretty Paisley

The new Stampendous Cling Paisley Pattern Stamp Set and matching Die Set has got to be a new favorite of mine!  I love this set and the versatility it provides.  You can create any type of card with this set!  It all hinges on the colors you use and the other stamps and embellishments you pair with it. It's one of those sets that can be girly or just right for the guys, a must in my book.  Here's the card I created for today celebrating friendship with the new Scrolled Hello Rubber Stamp.  Mask off the "my friend" and you have a simple "hello" that can be used for anyone.  Don't you just love stamps that can do double duty?  I know I do!


Here's what I used to create this card:

E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Mono Glue Pen by Tombow®

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Using Memento™ ink, randomly stamp images on white paper
  2. Color images with markers
  3. Trim to desired card size (my card is an A2)
  4. Using die, cut out the one piece to be foam mounted with the sentiment
  5. With VersaFine™ ink, stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white paper and trim down to size
  6. Create your card base with a vertical tent fold
  7. Trim patterned paper to fit width of stamped background paper
  8. Adhere sentiment to patterned paper as shown
  9. Adhere all layers as shown
  10. With foam squares, adhere die cut image next to sentiment
  11. Using the glue pen, add glitter where desired

This was an incredibly easy card to create but it leaves a bold impact with the vibrant colors.  I do hope you enjoy it and find some inspiration to boot!  I'll see you again real soon and, in the meantime,  have a blessed weekend!

Cheers!
Lea

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop



It's time for another fun 2017 Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  If you love coffee, and I sure do, then you don't want to miss this hop and all of the awesome summer-time coffee inspiration.  For my card, I've used the Stampendous Pink Your Life Whisper Bath.  I think a coffee cup makes the perfect bathtub or pool for a fairy to cool off in during the summer heat! 



Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic Markers: V01, 12, 15; R30; YR01, 02, 21, 23, 24; Y02, 06, 08; G20, 21, 24; BG0000, 000, 01; E50, 51, 53 
Echo Park Country Drive 6x6 Paper Pad
Snapdragon Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®


Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink, color and trim as shown.
  2. Make an A2 card base with a tent fold from purple cardstock.
  3. Trim a piece of patterned paper for background.
  4. Stamp sentiment on scrap and trim.
  5. Trim a mat for sentiment and adhere the two.
  6. Adhere all layers as shown.
  7. Make a bow and wrap tails around card front.
  8. Adhere layered sentiment with foam squares
For all the details, click HERE!

Have fun hopping and I'll see you soon!  (Psst! That cute card in the banner above, the one done with browns, I made that!  It's one of my favorite cards!)

Hugs,
Lea




Friday, June 2, 2017

Arrghh! A Pirate's Life For Me

Arrrgghhh, Matey!  Stampendous is enjoying the pirate's life this week!  Today's card features one of the new Stampendous Pink Your Life stamps, Whisper Friends Pirate Boy.  Isn't he darling?


Here's what I used to create this card:



Here's what I did to create this card:  

  1. Stamp image on white paper with black ink and color.
  2. Trim image closely.
  3. Adhere image to a blue cardstock mat.
  4. Fold blue cardstock for an A2 card base.
  5. Trim a piece of gold cardstock for background and adhere ribbon vertically.
  6. Adhere matted image to card base.

I hope you like our little Pirate Boy.   He's perfect for cards, invitations and awesome scrapbook pages.  I really wish I had had this stamp when my boys were smaller, I know it would have received plenty of use!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again next week for more fun Stampendous inspiration.  Until then, have a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hammock Time

Wouldn't you love to be in a hammock on a beach with the warm glow of the setting sun shining on you?  I know I would!  Here's another adorable new Stampendous® Pink Your Life stamp called Whisper Friends Hammock.  What a great stamp for cards and vacation scrapbook pages, too!



Here's what I used to create this card:


Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp Hammock image on white paper with black ink and color.
  2. Using VersaMarker pen along water edge, add Shabby White Embossing Enamel, shake off excess and heat.
  3. Trim image closely.
  4. Frame image with purple cardstock and adhere image to mat.
  5. Fold green cardstock in half for an A2, 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch, card base
  6. Adhere all layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!  I love creating projects to make you smile or inspire you to create your own!  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again next week.

Hugs,
Lea


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beach Baby...

...Beach Baby, there on the sand
From July to the end of September

That song was a classic summer tune and ran through my head in a continual loop the entire time I was creating this card with the new Stampendous® Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Girl.  It was one of those cards that made me feel happy and young as I was creating it.  Certainly a bonus to an already adorable stamp!




Here's what I used to create this card:


Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image on white paper with black ink and color.
  2. Using VersaMarker pen along water edge, add Shabby Chic White Embossing Enamel, shake off excess and heat.
  3. Trim image closely.
  4. Adhere image to blue cardstock mat.
  5. Fold blue cardstock into an A2 card base.
  6. Trim a piece of blue patterned paper for background and adhere ribbon as shown, then adhere to card base.
  7. Adhere matted image to card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you like this fun stamp as much as I do.  I'll see you again soon, until then, have a blessed day.

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, April 21, 2017

Enjoy Your Day



Stampendous!® has been showcasing Creative Impressions ribbon this week, I hope you're enjoying the inspiration.  It's often subtle, but, ribbon is usually the perfect finishing touch.  Here's my card using their beautiful Mauve Crepe Ribbon.



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

Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad by Ranger
Copic Markers
Guacamole Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Love Nicole Sweet Pea 6x6 Paper Pad
Studio G Self-Adhesive Pearls
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Zots Bling Tiny Adhesive Dots

And, we have prizes!



I love how this card turned out!  I hope you like it, too!  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again next week.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wicked Wednesday with Vera Lane Studio

Hello all!  Confession time!  The current Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge with Vera Lane Studio actually started last week.  I've been so darn busy that I'm only just now getting my post up.  I suppose it's a good thing that the challenge runs for two weeks now instead of one.  I have a whole lot of stuff going on in my personal life right now so I hope you will forgive me for being so late.  Our theme for the current challenge is "Make Your Own Sunshine."  I've used two sets, Change the World and Just Fly for my ATC.



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

Spectrum Noir Markers
Copic® Markers
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Recollections® Home Basics Paper Pad
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Have you ever wished you had wings that would allow you to fly above the clouds?  I know I have many times!  I've always felt like this sentiment describes me to a "T."  I was raised in the 60's and 70's so I've always had a little hippie in me and I guess I always will!  Yep, I'm feelin' pretty groovy!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again real soon!  

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bicycle Basket

Over at Stampendous, we're wrapping up a week of beautiful spring flowers and the many containers we put them in!  Is there anything more magical than a Bicycle Basket full of flowers?  There's something very European about the look that takes me back to the three years I lived in Germany.  Great memories!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers (R20, R21, R22, G40, G43, G46, G94, BG000, BG53, BG57, Y32, E81, E84, T0, T2, T4, T6, T8, C5, C6)
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (FS1, FS3)
Memento™ Bamboo Leaves Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
May Arts Ribbon®
Grasshopper Cardstock by My Colors®
Pebbles® Garden Party 6x6 Paper Pad
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Here's what I did to create this card:  

Stamp bike image with black ink on white paper.  
Die cut image.
Stamp sentiment on white paper with green ink.
Trim green cardstock in an A2 card base with a tent fold.
Trim floral patterned paper to fit card front.
Trim ribbon to wrap around width of patterned paper and adhere layer to card front.
Adhere bike image to card front.
Using foam squares, adhere sentiment to front of card.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed all the fun spring container inspiration this week.  I know I love to create cards for your viewing pleasure!  I hope you enjoy your day and the weekend ahead.  I'll see you again next week.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Watering Can Bird

More Spring inspiration from Stampendous for your creating pleasure!  My card today features the new Watering Can Bird rubber stamp.  This stamp could be used for so many different occasions.  It’s perfect for thinking of you, birthday, or even mother’s day cards.  





Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers (G40, G43, G46, C0, C4, C6, E08, E09, E37, E97, E21, R21, R22, Y11, Y13, W5)
Antique Linen Distress® Ink Pad by Ranger®
Harvest Orange Cardstock by My Colors®
American Crafts® Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6x6 Paper Pad
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®


Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink, color and die cut.
Make an A2 card base with a tent fold from orange cardstock.
Trim patterned papers as shown and adhere to base.
Using foam squares, adhere image to front of card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to have a look.  I’ll post another spring card for you on Friday so be sure to stop back by.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Lea

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Garden Wagon

Stampendous is celebrating Spring this week and my happy little card features the new Garden Wagon and Spring Sentiments.  



Here's what I used to create this card:

American Crafts® Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 Paper Pad
Tumbled Glass Distress® Ink Pad by Ranger Ink®
Antique Linen Distress® Ink Pad by Ranger Ink®
Copic® Markers (E42, E43, C4, C5, C7, C9, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG63, YG67, G21, G24, G28, G40, G43, G46, YR04, YR07, YR09, R05, R08, R17, R27, R29, R89, Y15, Y17, BG32, BG34, B23, B24, B26, T0,T2)
May Arts Ribbon®
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®


Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink on white paper, color and die cut.
Edge top of image with blue ink and bottom of image with beige ink.
Make an A2 card base with a tent fold from red cardstock.
Trim patterned paper for background.
Trim 3 pieces of ribbon to fit around patterned paper and adhere as shown.
Adhere patterned paper to card front.
Stamp sentiment on image as shown.

Adhere image to card front.

I'll have more Spring Inspiration for you this week, so, be sure to drop back by and check it out!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Lea

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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