Friday, April 26, 2019

Papermill Papermaking Perfection in Purple


Hello, again!  Today is my last post for the Earth Day hop showcasing handmade paper created with the Arnold Grummer Papermill Complete Papermaking Kit.  Today's paper is purple with bits of Shaved Ice, Crystal Micro Glitter and Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter.  This was made with mostly white paper and just a little bits and pieces of purple scrap papers.  I also added a few flower petals from violets my granddaughter picked in the yard.  This paper was probably my favorite, I saved the best for last!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Royal Purple Crushed Glass 
Stampendous® Crystal Micro Glitter
Stampendous® Shaved Ice
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Paper Scraps in White, Purple, and Lavender 
Parakeet Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Prismacolor® Pencils
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

This has been such a fun hop!  I've really enjoyed making my own paper and will continue to do this periodically just because I can!  Thanks for checking out my projects and I'll see you again soon!  Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pretty Pink Paper


Hi there!  I'm back with another post showcasing handmade paper created with the Arnold Grummer Papermill Complete Papermaking Kit.  Today's paper is a baby pink with bits of Shaved Ice and Crystal Micro Glitter.  I actually made this with mostly white paper and just a little bit of pink scrap papers.  The picture does not do it justice!  It's much prettier and pinker in real life!




Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Crystal Micro Glitter
Stampendous® Shaved Ice
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Paper Scraps
Parakeet Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers
3D Foam Squares™ by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

If you love specialty papers and those beautiful handmade papers with the different fibers and glitters embedded in them, you really should consider getting the Papermill Kit.  It's incredibly easy and a lot of fun!  You won't regret it!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, April 19, 2019

I Made Paper!


I made paper, and I liked it!  This was seriously fun to do and so easy, you wouldn't believe it!  It's a great way to use your scraps, too.  I made this green paper and didn't use any green to make it.  I used scraps of yellow, turquoise and white and it became this lovely shade of green.  I added in some glitters and ended up with a gorgeous paper that I love.



Here are a couple of close-ups of the paper.  Isn't it pretty!?


Here's what I used to create this card:

Arnold Grummer's® Papermill™ Complete Papermaking Kit
Stampendous® Sunshine Daisy Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Stampendous® Sunshine Daisy Cutting Dies Set
Stampendous® Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Stampendous® Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set
Stampendous® Green Crushed Glass Glitter
Stampendous® Gold Medium Halo Glitter
Stampendous® Shaved Ice
Paper Scraps
Tropical Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers
Yellow Twine from May Arts Ribbon®
3D Foam Squares™ by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

If you've never made paper before and you'd like to give it a try, get yourself one of these kits, you won't regret it!  Have fun!

Hugs,
Leadonna



Monday, February 4, 2019

Life Is Sweet





It's already February, however, this is my first blog post of the year, and, it's an awesome one!  If you've missed my posts, it's because I've had a wrist surgery that has had me sidelined.  I'm happy to report I'm on the mend and getting my cast off in three days!  I've missed you all!

For today's post, Stampendous® is participating in the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  Be sure to leave a comment, because, through Stampendous®, I'm giving away a stamp picked from the comments from today's post.  How would you like to have your very own Stampendous® House-Mouse Designs® Cotton Ball Rubber Stamp, or, perhaps you would like to have Popcorn Birthday?  I'll let you choose the Stampendous® House-Mouse Designs® stamp of your choice from the January 2019 catalog.  It doesn't get much better than that!




Here's what I used to create this card: 

Stampendous products -


MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
STF082 VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Rectangle Handle

Other products -

Copic® Markers - E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R20, C0
May Arts Ribbon®
Patterned Paper by Recollections®
Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image on white paper with black ink
  2. Color image, stamp sentiment beneath colored image and trim as shown
  3. Create an A2 card base from pink cardstock
  4. Create a mat approximately 1/4” larger than the image from pink cardstock and adhere the two
  5. Trim patterned papers as shown
  6. Trim a piece of ribbon to fit across the front of the card
  7. Adhere all the layers as shown

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to comment to be eligible to win.  I'll do a random drawing from the comments I receive.  See you again real soon!

Hugs, 
Lea

Friday, December 21, 2018

Hummingbird Wishes

It's time for a sneak peek into the Stampendous® January 2019 Catalog!  I'm sharing this card I created using the new Stampendous® Laurel Burch™ Hummingbird Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set.  I love, love, LOVE this set!  I just called to me to be colored!  I'm sure you totally understand what I'm talking about.  Do you see that lovely blue-ish/purple-ish background?  That was created with Distress Oxide inks.  The rest is colored with Copics.  Pretty darn yummy, huh!?




Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -

Stampendous® Laurel Burch™ Hummingbird Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®

Other Products - 

Delicata™ Golden Glitz Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Spectrum Noir™ Metallic™ Gold Plate Marker
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad by Ranger®
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad by Ranger®
Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink Pad by Ranger®
Copic® Markers
Lime Pop Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you love this card as much as I do and I know you're going to love the Stampendous January 2019 Catalog!  Woohoo!  It's almost here!  By the way, isn't this card perfect for Winter Solstice with the sentiment to "Drink Moonlight?"

Hugs,
Lea





Friday, December 14, 2018

Over the River...

...and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go in our adorable Stampendous CURIO Woody!  Is this not the cutest Woody you've seen in a while?  I love these old-fashioned station wagons and I had to color this one green like the station wagon I grew up with.  There was nothing better than riding in that back rear-facing seat and waving at the people behind us!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products - 



Other Products - 

Spanish Moss Cardstock by My Colors®
Red Cardstock
Copic® Markers - R24, R29, V15, V17, YG13, YG17, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, G29, G40, G85, G94, G99, Y13, E31, E33, E35, E41, E42, E43, E71, E74, C0, C1, C5, T8, W8
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image on white paper, color and trim as shown
  2. Poke a hole on each side of the tree, thread twine through and tie a bow
  3. Trim a mat for the stamped image from red cardstock 
  4. Trim an A2 card base from green cardstock and adhere all layers
  5. Stamp sentiment as shown
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like my simple little card and I hope it brings back some special memories and puts a smile on your face.  Have a wonderful weekend and a joyous holiday ahead!

Much love and blessings,
Lea

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Llama Delivery

Special delivery!  Anytime you have gifts arriving by llama, you know they're special!  Today's card is created using one of the new Stampendous CURIO stamps, CURIO Llama, and the sentiment is from Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear™ Stamps.  Isn't this llama just the cutest!?



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous products - 


Other products - 

Red Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Copic Markers
Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper, color and trim as shown
  2. Create a red mat for image
  3. Create an A2 card base from red cardstock as shown
  4. Trim a piece of kraft cardstock to 4"x5 1/4" and stamp sentiment as shown
  5. Assemble all layers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll see you again next week with more Stampendous goodness!  Until then, have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Lea