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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Friday, March 17, 2017

Hopping with DecoArt



Today is the final day of the Stampendous® hop with DecoArt® and, as always, I’ve had a fun time!  I've done another small canvas for today using DecoArt's® Media Fluid Acrylics™ line of paints and one of my favorite stamps from the Stampendous Pink Your Life line, Whisper Birthday Rubber Stamp, along with the sentiment stamp, Heart of Friendship.  This particular sentiment really speaks to me because I have so many friends scattered around the world.  There are some I’ve never even met in person, yet, I still love them dearly!



Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Spectrum Noir™Markers by Crafter’s Companion
Artist's Loft™ Necessities™ Canvas Board
Miscellaneous Brushes

Here’s what I did to create this canvas:

Stamp your image on mixed media white paper.
Color the stamped image with your medium of choice and cut it out.  
Mix the teal hue with the white and paint the canvas three quarters of the way from the top and down to create your sky.  If needed, add just a drop of turquoise like I did to give it a little deeper color.
Paint your grass on with the green gold paint, as you build your layers you get your light and dark areas.
Using the white paint and a round brush, just add some wispy clouds.
Adhere your stamped and colored image to the canvas using matte medium.
Once you’re sure everything is good and dry, stamp your sentiment.
This was another super simple canvas to create!  I love making these little canvases.  It’s such a fun way to showcase your stamps and just hang them around your house or sit them on little easels.  Then, when one catches your eye, you can’t help but smile.

Prizes (but, of course!):

Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that includes Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.
Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below:
Stampendous:
  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

I hope you’ve enjoyed our hop.  Creating with Stampendous and DecoArt has always been one of my favorite things to do!  Have a wonderful visit through the hop and I’ll see you again real soon!  

Hugs,
Lea



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stencils and Paints and Stamps, Oh My!

Stampendous® is hopping with DecoArt® this week and it's always a fun time!  I've done a small canvas for today using DecoArt's® Media™ line of paints and one of my favorite stamps from Stampendous, Puddle Boots along with the Umbrella Stencil.  I had planned to use the Stampendous stamp, Cute Boots, with this canvas but due to unforeseen circumstances, I no longer have the stamp.  So, I had to compromise and write my own sentiment.  No biggie, right!?  That's what we crafters do, we make the best of every situation!


Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Spectrum Noir™ Markers
PITT Pen in Black by Faber-Castell
Artist's Loft™ Necessities™ Canvas Board

This was a super simple to create!  I colored the stamped image and cut it out.  That was probably the hardest part of the whole project.  After that I just squirted some paints on the canvas and brushed them around mixing them as I went along.  Once that was dry, I laid the stencil down and using a sponge, I dabbed paint onto it.  I let that dry and using the Matte Medium, I adhered the stamped image.  I allowed that to dry and using a PITT pen, I wrote the sentiment.  

I plan to find a spot for this little canvas when I'm settled into my new craft room.  It's a good reminder for me to do some puddle jumping! I hope you have a wonderful day!  I'll see you again tomorrow with another fun little project!

Hugs,
Lea

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wicked Wednesday is Flying

It’s time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge, are you ready?  This time around our sponsor is ppinkydollsart, and our theme is Girly Girl.  I’ve used Flying for my ATC as she’s adorable and she can fly, something I’ve always wished I could do, too!  I would love to have some pretty butterfly wings I could unfurl at a moment’s notice and fly off into the sky.  Here’s my ATC:


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Spectrum Noir™ Markers
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Recollections® Paddywhack Paper Pad
Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stickles™ from Ranger®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™

Our challenge is going to run for a whole month this time around so you have plenty of time to create a Girly Girl ATC and join the fun.  Who knows?  You might just win!  I'll see you tomorrow with a post showcasing Stampendous and DecoArt!  Have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Lea



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Noor Design Week

Over at Passionate Paper Creations, our sponsor this week is Noor Design out of the UK.  The owner,  Tracy, has some gorgeous products on her site and you can get a monthly box filled with all sorts of lovely treasures to create with.   Here's my card using products from the box and the image is LDRS Creative stamp Flowers For You.



Inside, a pocket and a notecard for you to write a message on!


Here's some other products I've used to create this card:

Spectrum Noir Markers
Tan Cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper
White Cardstock from Recollections for Michaels
Stickles from Ranger
E-Z Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives
Glue Dots Craft Dots

I hope you will check out Noor Design and see what all the fun is about!  Beautiful products to create beautiful projects!  Have an awesome day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Hugs,
Lea


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Superstar Birthday

We've been celebrating birthdays all week at Stampendous!  We have so many different stamps and stencils that are perfect for creating anything from a birthday card, to invitations, to home decor, and scrapbook pages to remember it all!  Not just birthdays, but also anniversaries and all of the major holidays.  If there's a celebration to be had, chances are, we have the stamps and stencils to help you celebrate it in style!  Here's my card for today using the sentiment, Superstar Birthday, and the background stamp, Oh My Stars.  



Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers:  Y11,15; B24,26
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Spellbinders® Stars Five Die Set
My Colors® Tuscan Sun Cardstock
My Colors® Banana Pepper Cardstock
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our weeklong celebration of birthdays.  I'll see you again next week.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Celebrating the Art of Conie Fong

Over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends it's a week of celebrating Conie Fong Art & Design.  Conie's image are all amazing and so very sweet!  Today I'm using Abbie with Balloons for my card. I think she is just the cutest little thing with those chubby little legs!  She was so much fun to color with my Prismacolor Pencils!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Prismacolor™ Pencils
Kraft Cardstock
Mint Julep Cardstock by My Colors®
Tonal Patterns Paper Pad by Love Nicole™
Paddywack Paper Pad by Recollections®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

We would love for you to play along with us this week and join the fun!  I hope you have an awesome day and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wicked Wednesday with The East Wind

Hello!  It's time for another Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and, this time around, our sponsor is The East Wind and our theme is Embellish It.  The image I've used is Lucy Loo Midnight Mermaid.



Here's what I used for this ATC:

Spectrum Noir™ Markers
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Love Nicole™ Tonal Patterns Paper Pad
Stickles™ in Aqua and Grape by Ranger®
Miscellaneous Flower
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™

I opted to keep this ATC very simple as I really want the focus to be on her, not so much the embellishments even though that's the theme.  I find that sometimes keeping the embellies simple has a bigger impact on the image itself.  I suppose it's all up to personal preference!  I hope you will decide to play along with us.  It is fun!  See you again real soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lilac Aroma

There's nothing sweeter in the spring than the fresh smell of lilacs, unless, of course, it's a Stampendous® House-Mouse® cutie enjoying the Lilac Aroma.  Then it's twice as sweet and a whole lot of fun to color!  We've been celebrating spring all week on the Stampendous blog, so be sure to check out all of the inspiration there!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers
Graphic 45® Patterned Paper
My Colors™ Spearmint Canvas Cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon.  Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to check out the other great projects on the Stampendous blog!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, February 10, 2017

Meant to Bee

Stampendous® has celebrated a week-long Bee Mine theme and, of course, I had to add my card to the hive!  I really had fun with this Honeycomb Wishes set and tried very hard to mimic a hive hidden in behind some barn wood.  This set also has some wonderful sentiments.  I love it!!


PRODUCTS USED


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Stamp honeycomb stamp on white paper with brown ink and color.
  2. Stamp wood stamp on white paper with gray ink and trim to edges of stamp.
  3. Stamp bees on white paper, color and fussy cut, snip wings off.
  4. Ink bee stamp with PITT pen and stamp onto acetate twice, fussy cut each one.
  5. Stamp sentiment in black ink and die cut.
  6. Die cut a mat for sentiment in yellow cardstock.
  7. Cut a hole in the center of the wood stamp and snip a jagged edge around hole, add distress ink around image and edges of hole.
  8. Make an A2 card base with a tent fold from yellow cardstock.
  9. Trim patterned paper as shown.
  10. Adhere all layers as shown.
  11. Ink bee legs and antennas with PITT pen and stamp onto card.
  12. Adhere layered bees to card front.
Thanks for stopping by today to have a look.  I really appreciate each and every one of you.  A special thank you to those who  take the time to comment!  Hope you have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, February 3, 2017

Loving Laurel Burch

Happy Friday!  Are you ready to get your craft on for the weekend?  If you are, then have you checked out the new line of Laurel Burch stamps Stampendous is carrying?  You're going to love them!  I've always loved her bright, happy works of art and now I have the pleasure of creating my own with her images.  For my card today, I've used Laurel Burch Cling Indigo Cats Stamp Set, my favorite!





Different angles to show the gold!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Derwent Inktense Pencils
Gelly Roll White Gel Pen by Sakura®
Memories™ Mists in Strawberry Daiquiri, Stormy Water and Plum Sake
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®

For more inspiration, here's a little list of who's posting today:

Lea Fritts (me)
I thoroughly enjoyed coloring these adorable cats and I'm sure you will, too!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!  In the meantime, have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend.  Don't forget to get inky!  

Hugs,
Lea