Monday, October 16, 2017

Skipping Stones Chocolate Insanity with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my first post as a design team member with the Skipping Stones Design Team!!!

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 In making my project today I used the Chocolate Volume #2 stamp set. I was in the mood for chocolate so this one really screamed at me. 

The steps I used to make this project were as follows:

  • I stamped the strawberry 3 times using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
  • I then used my Scan n Cut to cut out the image.
  • Using Memento Dual Markers in Rich Cocoa and Ladybug I colored the strawberries leaving them all different, one all White Chocolate, one mostly Dark Chocolate and one swirled. The leaves for the strawberries were then colored from light to dark based on the same. 
  • The background is from a DCWV paperpack called Sweet Stack. I was drawn to this as it just exudes different colors of chocolate in my opinion. 
  • I used a white cardbase made from Recollections 110 lb cardstock and inked the edges with my Memento Rich Cocoa dew drop. This is an A2 card base.
  • My topper layer is cut to 4" x 5.25". 
  • The sentiment tag is attached using a red brad.
  • The strawberries on the right and left are attached with Tear It! Tape. The one in the center is attached using foam adhesive.
  • My final step was to use Clear irRESISTible to color the Dark Chocolate and Strawberry caps to give that added element of pop. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please be sure to hop along and see the rest of the teams projects.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quick Quotes Mom's Coming Home

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with my first post of October with the Quick Quotes team.

My daughter leaves later this month for Coast Guard Boot Camp and leaving her two children with her husband for 8 weeks. My grandson is 3 and granddaughter will be 1 two days after mom leaves, so this is a hard time. Thinking about this I decided to make it the focus of one of my projects, and while Junior is learning his numbers and counts quite well, why not help out a little with counting backwards. I used the Anchors Aweigh paper pack and a few items from around the house to take care of this project.

First I took a sheet of Anchors Aweigh #108 and cut to 8" x 10" to fit the frame I had. I then was playing with it to decide which side I liked best staying with the theme. Using my Scan n Cut I cut the words Mom Comes Home In Days out of Anchors Aweigh #100. I also cut out the numbers 0-9 twice. Deciding I needed some red to make things POP, I used a piece from the Serenade paper which was in the September Club Q Kit, and trimmed to fit my words.

Once I had the layout chosen, everyone was adhered using tear tape. The count down is set so that each day my son in law can help Junior change the number closer and closer to mommy coming home.

Quick Quotes product used:
Anchors Aweigh #108
Anchors Aweigh #100
September Club Q

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please come back and see the projects the rest of the team has for you throughout the month.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, Happy World Card Making Day 2017!!! Today I am here with a fun project the team worked on together.

The idea behind the project was each member decorated a 3" x 3" square and then cut it into 1" x 1" squares and mailed one to each member of the team and kept 1 for themselves. Once the "inchies" were received we made a card using them in one way or another. This was quite a fun project to work on with the team, and really goes to show how we work well together given the fact most had the same idea for which set to use.

Unfortunately I am traveling and 2 of the "inchies" did not arrive for me to use in my project.

These are the inchies received:

My completed project:

In order to create this project I personally used 3 of the Joy Clair stamp sets. I used the tree from Happy Halloween, the grass sprouts from If You Dare, and the mummy from October Fun.

I used Memento Dew Drops for all my inking with this project, I used Rich Cocoa for the Tree base, Espresso Truffle for the Tree Trunk, Cottage Ivy for the Grass base, j
Bamboo Leaves for the Grass Sprouts and Summer Sky for the sky background.

I then used Tear Tape to adhere the inchies to the base, some to simulate the tree leaves, and one to act as the Halloween bag for the little mummy child. The mummy is attached using foam squares as is one of the inchies for added dimension.

I do hope you enjoyed this project today as much as I had fun making it. Inchies not received by the time this project was created will be used in a future project.

As mentioned, we have a fantastic line-up and three Special Guest Designers joining us today, all of them had been winners of our Challenges!!!. Check out the Hop order below: 
LeeAnnMckinney you are here!!!


We're giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop to be in with a chance to win!
WCMD 2017
Comments close at 23:59 EST on 7th October 2017.

Don't forget that we have a lot more going on throughout today on Joy Clair blog too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us!
Happy hopping!

2017 WCMD Challenge with Joy Clair Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters... LeeAnn here today with my project for World Card Making Day Challenge 2017 using two of the Joy Clair Stamp sets. When given the option of theme to use for my project I chose RAINBOW and  I am so glad I did. I had fun with this.

Like many other crafters these days, I have been experimenting with Distress Oxide inks. I made for different backgrounds a few nights ago, each one different than the other, and all will be seen in upcoming projects the next month or so. The background on this project is the final result of my inky fun. 
Each time I made a background I cleaned up my mat with the same baby wipe and realized hey, this could be interesting. I laid it flat on my mat and smooshed a 4.25" x 5.5 " piece of distress watercolor cardstock onto the wipe. the end result after drying is the background on this project.

I then used my stamp platform to position the frame from the Rustic Christmas Stamp Set on a piece of Recollections 110 lb cardstock, I made multiple impressions using Memento Dew Drops Rich Cocoa in  case I was to mess up when I stamped the sentiment. I then used the Brother Scan n Cut to cut the image leaving a .04" border. 

I positioned the sentiment from Rustic Occasions Stamp Set and used 3 different Memento Dewdrops (Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch and Cottage Ivy) to stamp giving it an Ombre look. 

To complete this project, I have an A2 base of kraft cardstock, the next level is 4" x 5.25" of olive green and then the watercolor panel cut at 3.75" x 5". All layers are adhered using Double sided Tear Tape from Imagine Crafts. The sentiment frame is adhered using foam squares for added dimension. 

If you choose to play along, you can link your RAINBOW inspired project right here on my blog.

I hope you have enjoyed this bit of inspiration, don't forget to follow Joy Clair on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

No Tricks with Tape Technologies

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my project for Tape Technologies October 2017. This month is a crazy one, and it only figures that Halloween be part of it. while my project is all about no tricks, it seems like that is all that is happening to me these days. More about that later.

For my project I used the Transparent Glitter Vinyl in Black and Orange.

First I went to Dollar Tree and found a double insulated coffee much I wanted. I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl image I purchased in the Silhouette Store.

Once the cutting was complete I used my weeding tool and light box to pull away the negative sections.

I then layered the black over the orange and left a slight offset. Once I had the vinyl aligned the way I wanted it, I stuck it to the cup. I now have a great cup to use on Halloween when waiting for any of the neighbors to come by. 

Here is the chart with all glitter options available.

As far as the tricks. I am traveling for 2 weeks helping out my MIL who had surgery. I thought my husband had my laptop, and he thought I did. WELL, we were halfway here (over 200 miles) on the train when I realized it wasn't with us. I really needed a new one anyway, so bought one the next day. It was WAY too small. Took it back that afternoon and traded for a larger one. Yeah, how about this morning the operating system is not working, unable to be found and will not reset. so it had to go back today. Lucky I was able to find one more that I am so far happy with.
Good grief... no more tricks, I really need only treats after this.

Have a crafty day.

Kennedy Grace Mood Board Inspiration for October

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my take on the Kennedy Grace Designs October Mood Board. If you are not familiar with mood boards they are great jumping points for a project, whether you use one of the images as the inspiration or the color palette alone. 

For my project today I decided to use the color palette, starting with the black and going from there. Using the Just A Rose Stamp Set, I stamped the Rose image using VersaMark clear ink, I then sprinkled Perfect Pearls in Copper over the image and brushed off any excess. I then fussy cut around the image to use it for my project. 
I then prepared my layers for the card base. my main base is Kraft cardstock in a2 size. my next layer which is purple was trimmed to 4" x 5.25", and then the green trimmed to 3.75" x 5". I used Tear Tape to adhere the layers together as well as the rose.
I used a piece of black cardstock to make a fish tail banner, I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black on Kraft Cardstock, adhered the sentiment using the Tear Tape and the banner with foam adhesive tape. With that my project was complete. 

I really hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please stop by the Kennedy Grace Creations Shop to see the other great stamps and sequin mixes available today. 
Be sure to stop by our blog to see the inspiration the rest of the team is bringing your way.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Peek A Boo Project Inspiration with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with three projects I have made using new stamp sets from Peek A Boo Designs. I have to say I love this release and it was really hard figuring out what to use for my first post. 

For this first project, I used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and smooched them on my craft mat. I then spritzed with water and ran my watercolor card-stock through the inky fun. I set the page aside to dry.
I then used Memento Markers in Ladybug, Cantaloupe and Dandelion to color my flowers. The stems are colored using Cottage Ivy Dew Drop and a Fantastix.
I cut the watercolor panel to  3.75" x 5", mounted that on a white panel cut 4" x 5.25" and mounted those on a Kraft a2 card base using Tear tape. The flower stamp was cut using my Scan N Cut and mounted with foam tape for added dimension.

My next project also began with Distress Oxides, in the colors Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. Using the same technique as above I smooched the inks on my craft mat, spritzed with water and ran the card-stock through. I wanted it to appear as the green was land and the blue the sky. 
The little panda's with Balloons were cut using my Scan N Cut. The balloons were colored using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers from left to right the colors used were LG4, LY1/CT1, FS8, OR1, LV2 and BT6. 
The top panda is attached with foam adhesive and Tear Tape on the balloon, while the lower panda is attached with Tear Tape and the balloons with foam adhesive. 

This one for last as I had so much fun trying to decide what to do and it was honestly the easiest. The fish are cut with my Scan n Cut, Using the "Rule of Three" I chose to use 3 fish, each colored with the same Memento Tangelo color, just each one colored differently. One is completely colored, one is white with Tangelo highlights while the other is Tangelo with white highlights. The sentiment "Best Wishes" I thought went with this perfectly. 
The base is an a2 in white cardstock, with a layer of burnt orange to pull out the Tangelo color cut 4" x 5.25", and the blue marbled is from a Ms. Sparkle & Co. from Joann's paper pack. The bodies of the fish is attached using Tear Tape while the tails are curled up. The sentiment is attached using foam adhesive. 


Madhubani Stamp Set
Panda Hugs Stamp Set
Rocco Stamp Set

Other Items used...

Imagine Crafts Memento Dew Drop Cottage Ivy, Tangelo
Imagine Crafts Memento Marker Lady Bug, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
Imagine Crafts Fantastix
Imagine Crafts Tear Tape
Spectrum Noir Markers
Recollections Cardstock 110 lb
Ms. Sparkle & Co. Marble Paper Pad
Ms. Sparkle & Co. Foam Tape
Brother Scan N Cut

Friday, September 29, 2017

Spreading Loving Kindness with KGC

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to Kennedy Grace Creations September Blog Hop!
We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!

Our newest release of Stamp and Sequins is now live and available for purchase in the store!

Here is what I have created for you

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with my project for the Kennedy Grace Creations. For my project I used the Kindness Medley stamp set and sequin set by the same name.

The process of making this project is as follows...

1. Recollections 110lb cardstock panel cut to 3.75" x 5" and one cut 11" x 4.25" to use as my base. I also have 1 layer Jot Gold Mirror Paper cut at 4" x 5.25".

2. Using stamp platform of choice I placed my panel in the corner and positioned the flower stamp where I wanted it to be, I used my embossing buddy first where I planned on stamping, and then Versamark to ink up the stamp and make the impression on the panel, I then was able to turn the panel around and stamp the flowers again, and by doing it this way they were in the same position top and bottom.

3. I then used Recollections Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to cover the Versamark and a small paint brush to take away any strays.
After warming my heat tool up for about 20 seconds, I was able to warm the embossing powder to a pretty gold finish. I do start the warming from behind, then move to the front once the melting starts. This I have found over the years is the best process for me.

4. Moving back to the stamping platform I positioned the sentiment stamps where I wanted them. Ran over the area with the embossing buddy, and used the Versamark again, sprinkled on the same embossing powder, and warmed it to melt.

5. Once this part was complete, I used Memento Dandelion Marker to color the flowers and Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop with a Fantastix to color the leaves. I then went over the leaves with a yellow-green Wink of Stella glitter marker.

6. Now it was time to start putting the project together. Using my Score Board I made a score line at 5.5" mark in the 11" x 4.25" panel. This gives a great A2 base.

7. Using double side Tear It tape I attached the mirror panel to the base first, then used foam squares to attach the completed top panel to that.

8. My final step was to use OnPoint Glue to adhere the Kindness Medley sequins in the desired position.

9. Photos were then taken and edited with PicsArt app on my android phone.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, please be sure to check out the posts from my team mates.

We will be giving away a prize package to one lucky winner.

All you have to do is join us for hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will hop along to see what our talented designers have made using the Stamps and Sequins from our September release.
Your next stop is the lovely and talented:


But just in case you miss some one along the way I have included the entire hop for you!


Thank you for stopping by today! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Quick Quotes Mini Album Fun!!!

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here and I have to thank my friend Annie for this idea, as I was trying to think of a project to do which I had not done in the past, that would be fun for anyone to make. And this is such a fun and easy project.

To make this mini album I am using the Serenade paper pack. I really do love this set. Take a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and score all the way down on the 3", 6," and 9" marks.

Next you will turn the page one time, and again score on the 3", 6", and 9" marks; this will give you 16 3" x 3" boxes. 

The next step will be cutting and somehow I missed the photo on this one, but you cut like an M... in the first row cut up to the 3" line, the 2nd cut down to the 9" line and the last cut up to the 3" mark again. You will then start at the far left and fold up, when you reach the top fold under, then fold back down, fold under, fold back up, and repeat same for the last. You will then end up with a book similar to this image below.

Next step is to cut 2 pieces of chipboard at 3.25" x 3.25", and 2 pieces of coverstock at 4.25" x 4.25".

 You will then decide which side of the paper you would like to use as your cover, for this one I decided to use the light side as my cover since the inside pages are dark. Using double side adhesive I was able to adhere the cover to the chipboard all the way around.
 Another photo I did not take was the ribbon which I attached between the mini album pages and the covers. and this is the book with the covers on.
 Using 2 small strips .05" x 2" I made a binding in the back of the book so that it would not come apart here. I supposed you could leave this set up out and the book can open both directions.
 I then cut from the same cardstock used for the inside pages a 3" x 3" square for the front cover, and then used a tag from the kit. Using a Gina K Designs stamp and Mocha Mama Powderpuff Chalking ink I stamped the sentiment I wanted to use. The pearled brad is from a Quick Quotes kit from earlier in the year and this time I chose to leave it as the pearl color as it matches the original cover for this album.
 I really hope you enjoy this project as much as I did. Realistically it can be made in under an hour. Thank you for stopping by.

Items used in this project:
Serenade Paper Pack... September Club Q Kit
Mocha Mama Ink

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Joy Clair Everyday Sets September Inspiration

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with two inspiration projects using two sets from the Joy Clair August Release Rose Sentiments and Ugly Sweater Background Builder and Rinea foil papers as part of the Joy Clair/Rinea month long collaboration. 

For my first project today, started with an A2 card base made from Recollections 110 lb card stock. I then used a layer cut at 4" x 5.25" of Purple Rinea, and then Gold the next size smaller at 3.75" x 5". 
I stamped the Rose Sentiments frame on a sheet of the same 110 lb card stock and cut with my scan n cut. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the roses and leave and used a Gold Sharpie on the frame. I stamped the sentiment using StazOn Black.  

For my second project today I used the Ugly Christmas Sweater set and Rinea Ghost ink, as well as Rinea Green foil paper. The background sweater paper is from DCWV 6x6 Fall pack. I used Kraft cardstock as my base.
I positioned my stamps in the mini misti and inked them up with the Ghost Ink, let me say this stuff is amazing. As soon as I had my impression made I used a baby wipe and the green foil came away where it was stamped.
I cut the foil piece 3"x4.35". The sweater layer is 4" x 5.25" and the Kraft base is standard A2.

I hope you have liked my inspiration projects today. I am going to have fun with this Ghost ink. It is specially formulated to work with the Rinea darker colored foils, and I feel it just adds that special touch a project can use sometimes.

Thank you for join us and don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Quick Quotes Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my submission for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This is seriously the event I look forward to every quarter, and time sure did fly since the summer hop.

SO, on with my project... Using card stock from Serenade paper pack which is this months Club Q paper, I cut a base of 5.25" x 4", I then cut another at 5" x 3.75" to use as a top layer.

I then used Mocha Mama Powderpuff Ink to brush coffee stains through a stencil from my stash. I used a die from my stash to cut the coffee cup and saucer from Serenade paper again. The sentiment is from Joy Clair and stamped with Mocha Mama Powderpuff Chalk.

QQ Items Used...
Mocha Mama Powderpuff Ink
Serenade Paper Pack from Club Q

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Sunsational Stamps

Greetings Friends and fellow crafters. Sunsational Stamps is a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I wanted to share my project with you today.

Using a clear stamp from Sunsational Stamps and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used Memento marker to make the blood shot eyes. The sentiment is stamped with Quick Quotes Mocha Mama PowderPuff ink. The background paper is from DCWV Latte paper pack. My base is made with Recollections 110 lb cardstock. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Joy Clair Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, welcome to the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I look forward to this project every season and the challenge of coming up with new ideas using Joy Clair Stamps.

As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Gift Certificate for this edition to shop with us at Joy Clair Store! Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along. We can't wait to see all the coffee loving creations.

Today's project I created using the new Joy Clair Coffee Sentiments set and continuing with this months collaboration with Rinea foil paper I used a small piece of the gold foil and the fabulous Ghost ink to stamp the sentiment. My card base is Recollections 110 lb Black, with a strip of DCWV pattern paper from the Latte Love 12" x 12" paper pack. The coffee jar is also cut from this same paper pack. The white panel is Recollections 110 lb white, that I ran through a Sizzix coffee stain embossing folder. The bakers twine is from my stash purchased at Dollar Tree. 


Who wants a chance to win a SECOND $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store? All you have to do is comment on this blog and all the Joy Clair design team members' blog. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog at the end of the month!

I hope you have enjoyed this bit of inspiration, don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!