Friday, October 20, 2017

Trick or Treat?



Trick or Treat!  It's Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween and my card today features Haunted Hill Rubber Stamp from Stampendous.  Given the opportunity, I would so love to live in this house!  The spooky vibe just thrills my heart to the core.  Years ago when I was just a kid, this is the kind of house I would be scared to Trick or Treat at but I would do it anyway just to prove I'm not a chicken!  LOL!  I love Halloween and all of the fun and scariness that comes with it! And, yes, in case you think you're seeing double, my card was used for part of the banner design, which is always an honor.  



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products:

Haunted Hill Rubber Stamp
Halloween Hats Cling Stamps and Dies Set
Olive Opaque Embossing Powder
Mixed Media White Paper
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
VersaMar™k Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handles in Small and Large


Other Products Used:

Olive Green Cardstock
Black Cardstock
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (OR1, BG3, BG4, BG5, EB1, EB2, GB1, GB2)
Copic® Markers (Y11, Y21, Y38, YG95, YG97, RV55, E09, E53, B95, B97, V06, C1, C5)

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image with Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink on white paper.
  2. Color image with markers.
  3. Trim image closely.
  4. Stamp sentiment with VersaMark™ Watermark Ink on black paper.
  5. Sprinkle on Olive Opaque Embossing Powder, shake off excess powder and heat sentiment.
  6. Trim sentiment closely.
  7. Trim green cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold.
  8. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from black cardstock.
  9. Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside.
  10. Adhere layers as shown.
  11. Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares.
Don't forget, if you've missed some days, stop by the special page on the Stampendous blog DAILY so you don't miss any inspiration and PRIZES. There are details that you'll want to read that were shared on the first day here.

Now, I'm off to scare up some more Halloween fun and I'll see you again in a few days!  In the meantime, let's get spooky!

Boo!
Lea

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vampire Coffin



It's Day 10 of the 31 Days of Halloween and I have another fun Stampendous creation to treat you with!  If you've missed some days, stop by the special page on the Stampendous blog DAILY so you don't miss any inspiration and PRIZES. There are details that you'll want to read that were shared on the first day here.  Today's card stars Coffin Count!  Enjoy!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -


Other Products -

Concord Jam Cardstock by My Colors®
Concord Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
May Arts Ribbon®
Copic® Markers (C1, BV23, BV25, BV29, YG41, YG45, V05, V06, R43, R46)
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (IG6, IG8, IG10, BG4, BG5, BG6)
Sakura® White Gel Pen

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink on white paper
Color image with markers
Trim image closely
Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
Trim sentiment closely
Trim purple cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
Trim a mat for image and sentiment from purple cardstock
Trim patterned cardstock for background as shown
Adhere silver ribbon to patterned cardstock as shown and adhere to card front
Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
Adhere layers as shown
Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares
Using glue, adhere glitter where desired

Thanks so much for stopping by today!   I'll see you again real soon with another card for the 31 Days of Halloween!  Let's get spooky!!

Boo!
Lea

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Too Cute to Spook


If you love the images of Halloween by Stampendous and more then be sure to stop by the special page on the Stampendous blog DAILY so you don't miss out on inspiration and PRIZES. There are details that you'll want to read that were shared on the first day here.

Now here's my first project for the hop!




Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous - 


Other Products - 

Mint Julep Cardstock by My Colors®
Sweet Potato Cardstock by My Colors®
Deep Purple Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Creative Impressions Ribbon

Copic® Markers (E50, E51, E53, R20, C1, C5, Y04, Y08, YG01, YG13, YG21, YR04, YR09, V04, V06, V09)

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink on white paper
Color image with markers
Trim image closely
Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
Trim sentiment closely
Trim green cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
Trim a mat for image and sentiment from purple cardstock
Trim orange cardstock for background as shown
Adhere purple ribbon to orange cardstock as shown and adhere to card front
Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
Adhere layers as shown
Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again real soon with another card for the 31 Days of Halloween!  Let's get spooky!!

Boo!
Lea

Friday, September 29, 2017

Feathers

Today I'm sharing one more Stampendous Spring Catty Sneak Peek!  I've used the new Feathers rubber stamp as well as one of the sentiments from our new Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  All of the sentiments are awesome, I know you'll love this set!  I'm nuts about the new Feathers Rubber Stamp!  I love to find feathers when I'm out for a walk.  They're like a little token of friendship left behind just for me.  I really enjoyed creating this card, especially adding all the fun sparkle at the end.  Nothing dresses a card up better than a combination of mica and glitter.  While not new, the Stampendous Gold Lux Mix is the perfect blend!




Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products - 

R309 Feathers Rubber Stamp
SSC1272 Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set

Other Products - 

Sky Cardstock by My Colors®
Menagerie Paper Pad by Idea-ology®
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink by Ranger®
May Arts Ribbon®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (B37, B41, B91, B93, BG23, BG72, E01, E21, E30, E50, E51, E57, E70, E74)

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, distress and ink edges of paper
  4. Stamp sentiment with brown ink on white paper
  5. Trim sentiment closely, distress and ink edges 
  6. Trim blue cardstock in an A2 size with a tent fold and lightly distress edges
  7. Trim a mat for image from blue cardstock, distress edges
  8. Trim patterned cardstock for background as shown and distress edges
  9. Adhere image to mat
  10. Adhere ribbon as shown and set aside
  11. Adhere all layers as shown
  12. Adhere sentiment to card front with foam squares
  13. Using glue, adhere Lux Mix where desired
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our Sneak Peek Week!  I've had fun sharing two of my favorite cards with you.  This weekend begins our month-long celebration of Halloween and I can hardly contain myself!  I do hope you'll come back and celebrate with us!  See you soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rose Garden

Fall has just arrived so you know what that means, right?!  Stampendous is giving you a little sneak peek into our Spring line with the soon to be released October 2017 catalog.  There are so many awesome stamps to help shake away the coming winter blues.  It's like opening the gate to your very own rose garden!  You're going to love the many florals and other lighthearted stamps that signify the changing of the seasons.  Today, I'm sharing with you one of my favorites, Heart Vines.  I love how the vines form a perfect and beautiful heart that practically screams romance and love.  It was easy to turn this stamped image into a sweet shabby chic card to share with a loved one.


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Product -



Other Products - 

Bikini Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Elderberry Paper Pad by Forever in Time®
Fashionably Chic Paper Pad by Recollections®
Pumice Stone Distress Ink by Ranger
May Arts Ribbon®
Offray® Lace Trim
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (RV21, RV23, RV32, E70, E71, YG95, YG97, YG99)

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, distress and ink edges of paper
  4. Trim pink cardstock in an A2 size with a tent fold and lightly distress and ink edges
  5. Trim patterned papers for background as shown and distress and ink edges
  6. Adhere background layers as shown
  7. Adhere ribbons as shown and adhere to card base
  8. Adhere image to card front
  9. Using glue, adhere mica fragments where desired


Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have another sneak peek for you on Friday, so be sure to come back for another look.  In the meantime, have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, September 22, 2017

Winter Wonderland in Foam

(I would like to apologize for my absence from the hop on Thursday.  I've had a rather unpleasant stomach bug that prevented me from participating.  I do hope you'll have the opportunity to view yesterday's post.)

Today is the last day of the Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Collaboration, man has it been fun!  The Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Creative Sheets are awesome!  You can cut them with scissors or with die cuts, and, for my card today, I used both.


Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic® Markers (B000, R24, R29, C5)
Core'dinations® Powder Blue Cardstock

This card is so simple but it's so sweet!  I'm in love with this smiling little snowman, he really has melted my heart.  Of course the foam sheet was super easy to cut with scissors to create the snowy landscape and the snowman die was a piece of cake to create my raised snowman.  You may have noticed I mentioned using the Foam Snowflakes on this card.  Not only does the packet come with traditional style snowflakes, it also includes these super cute circles in different sizes for a more contemporary snow scene!  I love them both!

Thanks snow much for stopping by today.  I do hope you've enjoyed our blog collaboration.  If you haven't already tried Scrapbook Adhesives many different products, then you really should.  They make crafting fun!  I'll see you again next week with a sneak peek of the newest stamps!  Until then, have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Foam Fun

Stampendous is collaborating with Scrapbook Adhesives this week, one of my favorite brands of adhesives.  Most crafters know them for their E-Z Runner adhesives and their 3D Foam Squares, but, did you know they also make fun shapes from foam?  For my card today, I've used their 3D Foam Snowflakes.


Here's what I used to create this card:

Core'dinations® Powder Blue Cardstock
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Delicata™ Shimmery Silver Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
May Arts Ribbon®

These snowflakes are so much fun to use.  You can stick all sorts of fun things to the foam, glitters, powders, flocks, beads, all sorts of fun stuff!  They're super sticky, so, no worries about product falling off.   I do hope you'll get some and give them a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll see you again tomorrow with more wintery wonderfulness.  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea



Friday, September 1, 2017

Angel Blessing


Today is the last day of a week-long celebration of Trees at Stampendous.  It doesn't matter what holiday or season, if it has a tree, we're celebrating!  Personally, I have a thing for trees and a thing for angels.  This love of both made Angel Blessing the perfect stamp for today's post.  I love the vintage feel of this image.  So sweet!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous product -


Other product - 

Caribbean Sea Cardstock by My Colors®
Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (BG13, BG15, BG18, G94, G99, R14, R20, R27, R29, E50, E51, E53, E23, E27, E29, E44, E47, E71, E74, B0000, BV000, Y26)

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 teal cardstock to an A2 size with a tent fold
  5. Trim a mat for image from red cardstock
  6. Adhere all layers as shown
  7. Using glue, adhere glitter where desired
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!  I hope to see you again real soon.  

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bubbling Trouble

Nothing says spooky like some Stampendous® Bubbling Trouble!  I love this witch and her cat as they dance around the bubbling cauldron.  I can just hear her chanting, "Doubledouble toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous:



Other products:

Sweet Potato Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (B95, B97, B99, G29, Y02, Y17, YR07, YG01, R14)

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 orange cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim a mat for sentiment in orange cardstock
  8. Adhere layers as shown
  9. Using glue, adhere glitter on bubbles
Thanks bunches for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed getting "Boo-ed" by us!  I'll see you next week with more Stampendous inspiration.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Froggy Spells

Nothing quite says Halloween like a wizardly frog casting a little magic spell!  LOL!  This Stampendous® Froggy Spells stamp is toad-ally adorable, wouldn't you agree!?  I fell in love with him the first time I saw him!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Products 


Other Products

Concord Jam Cardstock by My Colors®
Sweet Potato Cardstock by My Colors®
Delicata™ Silvery Shimmer Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (C1, V04, V06, Y18, YR12, YR21, YR23, YR65, YG11, YG13, YG17)
Spectrum Noir™ Marker (EB2)

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image and sentiment with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image and sentiment closely
  4. Trim purple cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold
  5. Stamp spider web in silver ink on purple card front
  6. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from orange cardstock
  7. Adhere layers as shown
  8. Using glue, adhere glitter and fragments where desired
Thanks bunches for stopping by to have a look!  I'll have another fun Halloween card posted on Friday so be sure to come back by then.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

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