Friday, August 17, 2018

Cherub Sweetness

Stampendous has some super sweet little cherubs in the new catalog.  For my cards today, I've used Bunny Cherub and Cherub Deer.  I love their sweet little faces!  Each one is more darling than the next!


Q239 Bunny Cherub Rubber Stamp

Blue Cardstock
Lavender Cardstock
Memento™ Sky Blue Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
May Arts Ribbon®
Adhesive Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives™
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Copic Markers - C0, C1C, C5, R11, R20, BV000, BV00, BV02, G00, BG0000, Y35, E33, E35, 37, E39, E50, E51, E53


  1. Stamp image with black ink, color and die cut
  2. Die cut mat from lavender cardstock
  3. Ink snowflake stamp with blue ink and stamp onto blue cardstock
  4. Layer image onto mat and again onto base
  5. Adhere bow with small glue dots




Blue Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Memento™ Sky Blue Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic Markers - G00, G02, G05, G12, Y11, Y13, Y35, YR14, YR15, YR18, YR27, B0000, B000, C0, C1, C5, R20, BV02, E08, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53


  1. Stamp image with black ink, color and die cut
  2. Die cut mat from green cardstock
  3. Ink snowflake stamp with blue ink and stamp onto blue cardstock
  4. Layer image onto mat and again onto base
  5. Adhere shaved ice with glue
Thanks so much for stopping by today.   Aren't these cherubs just the cutest?  I'll see you again next week.  In the meantime, have a great week!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, August 10, 2018

Skeleton Humor

Make no bones about, these two are bone-ified funny!  Stampendous has created a gem with the new Skeleton Humor Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.  The two skeletons are actually pretty charming and the accessories are just to die for!  This is such a fun set, you're going to love it!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products -


Other Products -

Prismacolor® Pencils
Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
Parrot Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp skeletons on white paper, stamp a second time on scrap paper and fussy-cut for masking
Using temporary adhesive on masking skeletons, place them over stamped skeletons and stamp additional images
Color with pencils and blend with gamsol
Create an A2 card base from green cardstock and adhere image

Stamp sentiments, die cut and adhere to card front

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again next week with some more Stampendous goodness.  In the meantime, have a fantastic week ahead.

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, August 3, 2018

Wings

There are some symbols in life that have special meaning to me and a heart with wings is certainly one of them.  My dad had heart surgery many years ago after a heart attack.  If you're familiar with that type of surgery, you know that it's important to cough afterwards to clear up your lungs and to prevent pneumonia or any type of infection.  It's also helpful to hold a pillow against your chest when coughing.  While visiting my dad, I went to the mall and ran across a pillow that was a red heart with white wings.  I bought the pillow and took it back to my dad.  He got a kick of having a heart pillow for his heart surgery.  Since then, heart wings have been pretty special to me and I wanted you to know why.

Stampendous has come out with this incredibly fun set called Wings Die Set.  It's neat because you have so many different styles of wings to choose from as well as a few different heart options.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it!  Here's a little canvas I created using the Wings Die Set as the centerpiece.  I hope you enjoy it.


Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™ - Titan Buff, Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Teal Hue
Americana® Acrylic Paint - Whispering Turquoise, True Red, Cherry Red
Archival™ Jet Black Ink Pad in by Ranger®
Copic® Markers in C0, C1
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Artist's Lofts™ Necessities™ Canvas Boards

This canvas was so easy to create, plenty of finger painting to bring out your inner artsy child for some fun!  Now I just have to decide where to put it!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week with more Stampendous goodness.  Until then, have an awesome weekend.

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Brrr...

It's a Winter Blizzard out there!  At least it's a Stampendous Cling Winter Blizzard Rubber Stamp!  Right now I think it would be appreciated by those in the hot zones.  Thankfully it's not too bad here in North Carolina right now.  Give it 24 hours and it will all change!  Of course a little Christmas in July is bound to help you feel a little cooler, even if it's just the imagination working overtime.  Here's  my card:



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Cling Winter Blizzard Rubber Stamp
Stampendous® Merry Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Stampendous® Twinkle Glitter
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Starmist Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Memento™ Summer Sky Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Nautical Blue Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Rhinestones by Queen & Co.®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

The best thing about this stamp, the large snowflake pops out.  This gives you a lot of flexibility in how you use the stamp to create your projects.


Isn't that just the coolest!?  It's like having three stamps in one!  The full stamp, the stamp without the snowflake and just the snowflake.  Options!

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

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, June 29, 2018

July Catalog Sneak Peek

It's Sneak Peek week for the new Stampendous July Catalog and each Design Team Members is sharing a card they made for the catalog.  The card I chose is one of my favorites using the new Dragon Skeleton Rubber Stamp and a sentiment from last fall's Spooky Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps.


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products - 

W204 Dragon Skeleton Rubber Stamp
DP111 Detail Black Opaque Embossing Powder
EP210 Chinese Red Opaque Embossing Powder
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
SSH46 Large Handle
SSH34 Medium Handle

Other Products -

DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™ - Quinacridone Magenta, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Diarylide Yellow, Green Gold, Burnt Umber
Canson® XL® Watercolor Paper
Black Cardstock
Mandarin Cardstock by My Colors®
Archival™ Jet Black Ink Pad by Ranger®
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Trim a piece of Canson® paper to desired size for card, add drops of paint and mix with fingers
  2. Once paint is dry, stamp crackle image with Archival™ ink
  3. Using VersaMark™, stamp dragon image, add black embossing powder, tap off excess powder and heat (don’t forget to put excess powder back in jar)
  4. Stamp sentiment on black cardstock with VersaMark pad, add Chinese Red powder, tap of excess powder and heat
  5. Trim sentiment closely
  6. Create a black mat for main image
  7. Create an A2 card base from Mandarin cardstock and adhere all layers as shown
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll see you again real soon!  In the meantime, have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, June 22, 2018

Ice Cream Crazy

It's almost time for a new Stampendous catalog, so, before the new July catalog arrives, I want to share one more special card from the April catalog.  I have a definite love of the Stampendous House-Mouse Designs.  I know I'm not alone in this!  For today's card, I'm sharing Stampendous House-Mouse Design Ice Cream Crazy Rubber Stamp.  These mice just tickle me to no end with their cute antics and love of sweets.  My kind of mice!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products - 


Other Products - 

Sweetie Pie Cardstock by My Colors®
Sunflower Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Copic® Markers - R20, R22, R81, R83, R85, Y21, Y23, C0, C1, C5, E50, E51, E53, E31, E33, E35, W4, W5, W7
Prismacolor® Pencils - Cool Grey 30%, 70%, 90%

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image, color, and trim closely
  2. Trim pink cardstock to 5.25” x 4” for mat
  3. Trim an A2 card base from yellow cardstock
  4. Die cut white cardstock and pink cardstock pieces as shown
  5. Adhere all layers as shown
This is the type of the card that could be used for many different happy occasions, birthdays, graduations, congratulations, anything that calls for a happy card.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll see you next week with a sneak peek of my favorite card in the Stampendous July catalog. I think it's pretty darn cool!  In the meantime, have a blessed weekend and week ahead!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, June 8, 2018

Cupcake Happy

I promised more Stampendous House-Mouse Designs goodness on my blog today and here it is!  This stamp is called Cupcake Happy and I'm sure you can see why.  If I were a mouse, I would be in heaven if I had a cupcake to enjoy and icing to sleep on!  I don't know, might be awfully sticky!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous Products - 


Other Products -

Sweetie Pie Cardstock by My Colors®
Cool Mint Treasures™ Cardstock by WorldWin
Memento™ Love Letter Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Copic® Markers - YG06, YG07, YG09, YG41, R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, W4, W5, W7, Y21, Y23, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, C0, C1, C5

Here's what I did to create this card: 

Stamp image, color and trim closely
Trim pink cardstock to 5.25” x 4” and stamp with texture cube and red ink
Trim an A2 card base from green cardstock
Die cut white paper and pink paper as shown
Stamp sentiment on white die cut
Adhere all layers as shown

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll see you next week with more Stampendous goodness.  In the meantime, have a blessed week!

Hugs,
Lea