Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunsational Stamps Swim Time Fun

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here today with my latest inspiration project. This one is using the Swim/Beach/Ocean theme.
For this project I used 2 of our great stamps:
Cool Cari:
Cool Caleb:

The first thing I did was use tumbled glass distress ink to formulate the summer sky look. After printing the images, I cut away the raft from Caleb and the ball from Cari. using some rectangular stitched dies and lawn fawn grass and hillside stamps I cut the landscaping and pool. I placed Caleb and Cari in the pool and the raft and ball outside in an arrangement that made me happy. 

All images colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers:
Tree: DG3, LG2, GB7, TN3, EB5
Pool Float: FL2, FL3
Beach Ball: DR6, TB5
Body: FS2, FS3
Caleb's Hair, Eyes: TN3, TN4
Caleb's Float: LG5, DG1, TB4
Caleb's Goggles: DG1
Cari's Hair: LY2, CT2
Cari's Eyes: TB4
Cari's Float: FL1, PL1, IG1
Cari's Goggles: PL1
Background Sky: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

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Joy Clair Fathers Day Inspiration

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here today with a little Father's Day Inspiration using the Father's Day set from Joy Clair.

The process used is as follows:
  • The card base is 4.25" x 5.5", the black later is 4" x 5.25" and the top layer is 3.75" x 5".
  • Using Warm Sand color Powderpuff Chalking ink I created the sand trap. I then covered it with post-it tape. 
  • I then used Jade and Seafoam Powderpuff Chalking inks to create the green.
  • Once this was dry (doesn't take these inks long) I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the imaged sentiment in the upper right corner. 
  • Once I was sure the sentiment was dry, I used double sided tear tape to adhere all the panels together and my project was complete. 
I hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you inspiration to use this set to make cards for yourself. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #243- Holiday

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. Today I am here with Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #243 Holiday Theme. I chose a Christmas card for my project and looked through my stamps to see which set I wanted to use. I chose a Mama Elephant set called Over the Rainbow. This set came with four dies and eight stamps, and let me say they stamp and cut quite easily.

Using Archival Black I stamped out my images and then My sentiment (Lawn Fawn Winter Unicorn Set) was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Once my images were dry I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the Unicorn and Rainbow. The Castle was colored with Wink of Stella Silver and Black. The clouds and background were completed using Fireworks! Summer Sky. My background is made using Tim Holtz Watercolor paper.

I hope this has given you the inspiration needed to join us in this weeks challenge. I really look forward to seeing all the entries.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Air Smiles

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I'm here today with an entry I made for the May challenge over at A Blog Named Hero's blog. The sponsor this month is Honey Bee Stamps. Link up #30

So, going through my Hero Arts stamps I decided that this set from 2013 would be great since summer is almost here, and I am ready.

Special Delivery

Image result for hero arts let's chill clear stamps

So, after going through my stash and finding the sets I wanted to use, I made my plan.  Using watercolor paper and my distress inks I went to work. The beachy area is completed using Wild Honey and Dried Marigold. The water area is Mermaid Lagoon, and the sky is a combination of Broken China and Tumbled Glass. 
Once it was dry I used a cross stitched globe die to cut out the section for my shaker. 
I stamped the Palm  Tree, Crab, Bird, Plane, and banner with Gina K Black Onyx Permanent Dye Ink and used my Scan n Cut to cut out the images. 
Using my Zig CCRB Markers I colored the images.
The Crab is in the shaker section with all the little shimmery shells. I used double stick tape and tear tape to adhere all my elements together. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project, the list of supplies used is here:

Hero Arts Let's Chill stamp set
Honey Bee Special Delivery stamp set
Hero Arts Distress Inks
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Gina K Permanent Black Onyx
Kat Scrappiness mini Pearlescent Seashell Sequins
Lifestyle Letterpress Crafting Media Sheets
Globe dies

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Quick Quotes- On Lake Time

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I'm here with Quick Quotes today with a special project. Let me tell you the stamp sets from Dare2BArtzy were the inspiration for this project, and this paper and ink from Quick Quotes was absolutely perfect to bring it together. 

Items Used were a paper from Anchor's Away and Adventure Awaits, Clock set from Amazon, 2 Dare2BArtzy stamp sets, Brother Scan N Cut and 2 Powderpuff inks. 

Using my stamp positioner I stamped out the images I wanted to use including the sentiment. The sentiment and the paddles were stamped using Mocha Mama Powderpuff Ink.

The lemon slices and lemonade jars were stamped using Buttercup Powderpuff Ink. I then placed foam squares on the back of each image and used double stick tape for the sentiment panel which was cut from Anchors Aweigh AW100. The background is made using Adventure Awaits AD103. 

 My finished product. I am so happy with my clock. My husband loves it and wants to put in the living room, but in my craft room, it will stay for now. 

Supply List from Quick Quotes:

I hope you have enjoyed this project. I'll be back later in the month with another stamping project. Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what our next great designer has in store for you. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring Flowers #rrcb62

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project I made for the Retro Rubber challenge blog with the theme of Spring Flowers. If you are not familiar with Retro Rubber, the stamps used must be at least one year old or older. The stamp set I am using for this project is Art Impressions-Hampton Arts SC0650 dated 10-06-2014.

Making this project I stamped the lady (daughter said she looks like A Scary Movie Grandma) and the plants, then used my Scan n Cut to cut them out.

Once that was done my Spectrum Noirs went to work:
Slippers and Scarf- HB3
Dress- GG1
Apron/Pocket- CG4/CG2
Gloves- LG3
Water Can- IG3/IG5
Skin- FS2/FS2/PP2
Flower Pots- OR1/GB3
Flowers- CR1/PP2/HB2
Background concrete- Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
Sky-Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Top Sky Layer- Summer Sky Fireworks spray
Cloud Die from Die Cuts & More
Flower Box rectangle- Kat Scrappiness
Fence- Unbranded die from Ebay

I hope you enjoyed my post, please come back soon to see my next project.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Joy Clair Hello Sentiments-Lets Celebrate

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here with two projects I made using the new Hello Sentiments and Let's Celebrate stamp sets.

I am using our technique of the month of Layers for these projects, and really had a bit of fun.

For this first project, my recipe to make is:

  • 4.25" x 5.5" white card base
  • 4" x 5.25" purple layer
  • 3.75" x 5" embossed layer using Cuttlebug "thanks" embossing folder.
  • 4.5" ribbon strip tacked on each side and knotted to one side
  • 3" purple circle layer
  • 2.5" white circle layer, position the stamps on this layer for best fit, and stamp using Memento Grape Jelly ink. 
  • use double stick tear tape to adhere the circle layers together and trim off the bottom 1" 
  • adhere all layers together using double stick tear tape. 
  • at this point this project is complete
For my second project many of the steps were the same:

  • 4.25" x 5.5" card base in black
  • 4" x 5" white layer embossed with 2" run through "Tiny Dots" embossing folder, and pattern paper layer 3" x 3.75"
  • red ribbon 4.75" long knotted on one side
  • 3" black circle layer
  • 2.5" white circle layer, stamp 2 balloons in the background using Memento Gray Flannel, and 1 heart balloon to layer, Color using Memento London Fog and Lady Bug markers, leaving accent lighting. Color the balloon ribbons using the same colors. Happy Birthday sentiment is also stamped using Gray Flannel.
  • Adhere panels together using tear tape, attach heart balloon using foam dots, and the balloon ribbons using On Point Glue. 
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today, I really had a great time making them and see more of this style in my future. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sunsational Fathers Day

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a Fathers Day card to give you a little inspiration for that card you may need to make.

Great Sport Set:

After printing the Great Sport Stamp Set, I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the football.
I used a 2.5" circle die to cut a black circle and a 1.5" circle to cut the green. A gold seal sticker was used in between and a #1 epoxy sticker was put in the middle. The main base is 4.25"x5.5" brown, second layer is 4"x5.25" olive, 3.75" x 5" in green/white stripe with a 3.75" x 1.5" brown layer on top. I cut the sentiment .75" wide with a banner tail at the end. I cut 2 banner tail strips .5" wide and adhered them to the underside of the medal. The football was attached using foam tape to give it added dimension, and with this my project was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed my project. Please come back soon for my next post.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Addicted To Stamps and Spreading Happiness Challenge #241

Challenge Link

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. This is my first post on the Addicted To Stamps team and I am so excited to share my first post with you.

Addicted To Stamps is comprised of Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenges. There is a new challenge every Wednesday, and each will run for 2 weeks.

SO... this is my project for this first post.

In making this project, I used a Mama Elephant stamp set called Up We Go. I stamped out the little bunny, and the balloons I then used the included dies to cut them out.

The background pattern paper is from a Simple Stories 4x6 paper pad called "Snappy Sayings". I cut and A2 card base to 4"x5.5". I then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 3.75" x 5.25". Using "Tumbled Glass" distress ink, I smooshed out the background sky. I followed that up by using my stamp positioner to stamp out the balloons and sentiment directly on the background page using Versafine Black Onyx ink.

I went back to my balloons and bunny and with my Spectrum Noir Markers went to work. The bunny was colored using TN3 and GB1. The balloons were colored using CT1, LG2, OR2, JG2, IB2, FS6, GT3, LV2, GB5, PL1, DR3, and TB6.

Once my images were complete, I cut a small V in the bottom of the balloon strings, and then when adhering the bunny with Kaisercraft double stick tape I and the strings on the bunny's hand.
I attached 3 pop dots to the back of the balloons and positioned them over the stamped balloon image so that it lined up as best possible with the strings. I adhered this white layer with double stick tape and my project was complete.

I hope this has given you inspiration, and I look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge. Please click HERE to join the challenge and see the rest of the teams projects.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Quick Quotes Mothers Day 2017

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. Bear with me please as this is always a hard time of year for me. Not only is it Mothers Day this coming Sunday (14th) but the 12th would have also been my mom's 72nd birthday.

When coming up with a project for this post, I decided to use a photo from my last visit to the cemetery, and if I am able to visit again this weekend it will go with me, along with a card I made last month.

For this project, I used papers and a quote from the Mulberry collection, and I was also able to use my wonderful Canon Selphy printer. I really am getting a lot of use out of this little machine. I printed my photo on a 2.5" x 3.5" sticker stock.

First I did was decide the paper pack I wanted, and since my mom loved the color blue most of all, I decided on the Mulberry pack. I also fondly remember a pair pants she wore quite a bit when I was young that were stripped, so it only seemed right to use the stripped paper as my background. I then pulled a blue page and a gold page to work as my matting for the photo and quote.

The quote I used states "I love thee with the breath... smiles... and tears of all my life!". This is so true, and often times I think about what she would think of how things are changing and it makes me smile, laugh and at times cry thinking about her missing the joy I am feeling.

I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next project our design team has in store for you.

QQ Products Used:
Mulberry QQP-MB100, 103 and 105
Mulberry Quotes & Phrases QQP-MB600
Canon Selphy CP1200

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sunsational Stamps Fathers Day Inspiration

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here bringing you a Fathers Day Inspiration for my first post in May. Hard to believe it is already May. So using the Sunsational Stamps Reclining Dad digital image set.

I printed out the images and used my Scan n Cut to cut them out. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the images and then arrange them in a way I was happy with.

Front of card:

Inside of card:

For the inside, the image with the baseball at and balls is from a WRMK 3" x 4" stack called MVP.

Spectrum Noir Markers Used:
Chair: GG4, BGR1
TV: GB7, TN3, LG2
Baseball: FS2, DR6
Remote: GG3, DG1, FL1, CR2

I hope you have enjoyed my project.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Joy Clair- God's Army

I may never march in the infantry, ride in the cavalry, shoot the artillery,  I may never fly over enemies but I'm in the Lord's Army. Brings me back to 3-11 years old going to church at Grace Missionary Baptist in North Miami, FL. Mrs. Mary was the pastor's wife and taught the children's program. This was a song I always chose when it was singing time. When I first saw this stamp set, this song hit my brain, and as I worked on this project I did sign it. How many of you sang along as you read the words?
This project I knew right away was going to be a shaker card, and I had, in my opinion, to do it in patriotic Red, White, and Blue.
To create this card I started out with the SVG file. I arranged the images the way I wanted them on the computer screen and cut with the scan n cut. I then sent another page through to cut the boots.
I positioned the background page for my card in my stamping tool with the negative from the SVG cut, as this is what I was going to use as my top panel, and was able to line it up with the background. I then lined each stamp up in its proper space and stamped in Ladybug Red and Denim Blue, both from Ranger.
I used powertape to attach a sheet of acetate to the inside of the top panel, then used foam tape to close off each section so that the sequins would stay in their own little lakes. I then used "patriotic" sequin collection from Kat Scrappiness to put in each little lake.
I put the sequins on the proper sections by color then attached the top panel to the back.  I stamped the boots with Staz-on Saddle Brown, and the sentiment using Ladybug on half and Denim on the other half to stay with the patriotic design. I opted for a Kraft card base and underlayer for the sentiment to tie in with the Saddle Brown of the boots.
I hope you have enjoyed this project, and that it inspires you to make similar projects of your own.
Until Next Time... Let's get crafting.

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CHOO CHOO... Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here with a collaboration post with Quick Quotes using Clear Scraps 12x12 Circle Printer Tray Frame. Let me say as soon as I saw this in the box, I knew exactly what photos I was using.

Circle Printer Tray Frame
Just a few days before my project box arrived, my daughter took my little grandson to the local Day Out with Thomas and the Friendship Tour. Little man LOVES Thomas, almost as much as he loves monster trucks, and he looked so happy that day. It was really hard to pick which photos to use, but with the help of my Selphy CP1200 printer, I was able to print not only 4x6 photos but also a 2x3 sticker for the center rectangle.

1. Lay the bottom layer out on your workspace.

 2. I then added double stick tape to the bottom layer.
 3. I removed the protector off the double stick tape and smoothed out my Quick Quotes paper from Adventure Awaits Paper Pack QQP-AD101.
 I then put the rest of the frame together meaning 2 chipboard frame layers, 1 acrylic layer and one more chipboard frame layer on top, carefully making sure they all lined up. I used Lipstick Powder Puff Chalking Ink to make the top layer Red. However, it was soaking into the chipboard and was not as bright as I wanted.
I then decided to take the top layer and cover it with a good smattering of Gesso. Once fully dry I covered with Lipstick Powderpuff Chalking ink again. When that was dry I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue to affix all layers together.

Right Side
Left Side
Full Image. 
I can't wait to see this in my grandson's room. 

I will be purchasing some of these frames in the future from Clear Scraps, as they are quite easy to work with, and fun as well. 

I hope you have stuck with me this far and enjoyed my project today. 

I'll be back in a couple weeks with my next project, in the meantime please be sure to follow the blog so you are notified when we have another post. 
QQ Products Used:
Lipstick Powderpuff Chalk Ink
Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101
Beacon 3-In-1 Glue

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunsational Crafts- Close To My Heart

Hi, there crafty friends, LeeAnn here today with a project not so easy for me to make. This is a Mother's Day card that I will be taking to the Cemetery on Mother's Day, to give to my mom. Mother's Day is 2 days after what would be my mom's 72nd birthday.

I used the Bear Love and Always Pick You sets for this project.
First I printed the two digital sets in the desired size, I then used my Scan N Cut to cut the Bear and a set of the flowers.
I then used some rectangle stitched dies to cut out the tombstone layers, and a hillside stitched to cut the lawn. I used a postage stamp die to cut out the background later. I used Summer Sky "fireworks" spray from Imagine Crafts to spritz the background.
The sentiment is from the Bear Love set and I used MS Paint to size it properly, color the background and then printed.
I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the bear and flowers/vase. At this point, I used Kaisercraft double stick tape to adhere the background, hillside, and bear. I used my Xyron X to adhere the smaller stone cut to the larger as well as the little sentiments and the flowers. I used dimensional foam to adhere the tombstone and the sentiment and my project was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please come back tomorrow to see what Shylaa has made for you. Please be sure to follow our blog.

Items Used:
Bear Love
Always Pink You

Spectrum Noir:
Bear: GB8/GB9, True Black, TB4 and DP1
Vase: GB8
Flowers: DR6
Stems/Leaves: LG5

Imagine Crafts: Fireworks Shimmer Spray in Summer Sky

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Quick Quotes, Post Cards Made Easy

Greetings crafty friends. Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend. LeeAnn here with my next post for Quick Quotes.
As I sat looking through my paper, I was trying to come up with a different idea and thought... why not a post card anyone can make. I also made a video to go along with it.

So let's go on with the project...

Using Adventure Awaits paper pack page QQP-AD105 I trimmed down the map image that I wanted to use for my top layer to 3.75in x 4.75in. Turning to the backside of the same page I trimmed a layer of 4in x 5in. Last I trimmed a sheet of 110lb card stock in white to 4.25in x 5.25in.
I used double side tear tape to adhere my layers together.
Following this step, I grabbed a retired stamp set and my Stampoholic and using the Sunset Powderpuff Ink I stamped the airplane. I followed that up with grabbing my Royal Blue Powderpuff Ink and a fantastix and colored the plane in.

After I finished the video and all the editing, I remembered a HoneyBee stamp set that I had in my stash, and used two of the stamps on the back, again with the Royal Blue Powderpuff inks.

Once I had a stamp, write out the card and address it, it is ready to go. Quick and simple that anyone can make. And a little less to mail than a regular card.

Here is my process video.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack 
2017 Royal Blue PowderPuff Ink
2015 Sunset PowderPuff Ink

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please don't forget about our monthly challenge ( the theme is flowers) you still have time to enter.
Come back and visit again real soon.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Joy Clair Mothers Day Hugs and Smiles

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with a great Mother's Day card I have created for the Joy Clair Mother's Day Showcase.

I used stamps from two of our sets for this and had quite a bit of fun making it. Stamping and heat embossing are two of my favorite things to play with, so why not. 

Hugs and Smiles
Mother's Day
The first thing I did was to line the corner flower image from Hugs and Smiles stamp up in the corner of my mini, I then positioned the paper in the corner and used the magnets to hold it down. I then used Versamark ink Stamped one corner, reinked and stamped again for sure coverage. I sprinkled the white embossing powder over the image and tapped off the excess. I used my heat gun to set it. I then did the same in the opposing corner by turning the paper, double inking, sprinkling and heat embossing. I then stamped Happy Mother's Day sentiment from the Mother's Day set in the middle using Ranger Archival Black Ink.

Once I was sure that was dry, I started having fun. Using sponges and 3 different PowderPuff inks (Buttercup, Cherry Blossom, and Sky Blue) I sponged the colors over the images. TO finish off I added 3 waterdrop crystals. Once the inks were dry I adhered my topper to an A2 card base.

I hope you have enjoyed this project. I had fun creating it and I am sure you will too.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sunsational Spring Planner

Greetings crafty friends, it's LeeAnn and my turn here on the Sunsational Blog. I thought I would share my planner page for the month of April that I used some of our great images from Spring is Blooming 2.

I printed the file and used my Scan n Cut in order to cut out the images. I then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the images.

I then ran all the images through my Xyron X in order to make them stickers. Such a great little machine this is with pieces that can be somewhat intricate where liquid glue or a regular tape runner would be messy.

I hope you have enjoyed my project, and it inspires you to use some of our great digital images for your planner as well.

Items Used:
Washi Tape for Sky and Grass
Tree: TN3, LG3, LG5, DG1
Flower Stem: JG2
Flower Center: CT3
Sun: GB6, CT1, CT3, FL3, DR1, FS2, FS6
Worm: CG3, BT7
Eggs: FL1, FL2, FL3, BT7, JG2, BP6
Long Stems: LG5
Flowers: BP1, PL1, LV2, BT5
Duck: LY2, CT3, OR2, BT7, IG5
Squirrel: TN1, TN7, GB7
Butterfly: FL3, GT3
Bunny: BG2, FS6, TB5