Sunday, July 24, 2016

Christmas in July and a Sketch

Hi All!

Just a quick post to share a Christmas card I made using this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches~


I love the contemporary look of this sketch!  The images are all from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- the deer is from Christmas Silhouettes, the sentiment from Christmas Morn, and the flourishes are from the Leafy Flourish Background and More set.  I stamped and then fussy cut the flourish images out.  The deer was die cut with the matching dies.
The background is watercolored with Peerless Watercolors.  Tag die cut is from SugarPea Designs.

Here is the sketch I used~

I was inspired by the colors at House of Cards~


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Blessed Sunday!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mix It Up for Christmas!

Hi All!

Wednesday has rolled around again, and with it, another Mix It Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs.  This week I used the sketch, as it is so versatile!



This has to be the most adorable shepherd out there!  He is from the Lost Without You Stamp Set.  He is colored up with Copics.  The star is embossed with gold ep.  I am kind of a bling minimalist, so I added just 3 bits of 'bling' from the Sea Spray Sparkly Shaker Mix ; hopefully they look like 3 stars in the night sky!
There is lots of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

Claire Broadwater Deanne Kay
Jeanne Jachna
Karren Johnson

Laura Jane



 Link up your creation for a chance to win a gift card to the SPD store!


I am linking up to Stampin' Royalty's Challenge- Christmas in July. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Christmas Cardinal for ATSM

Hello Everyone!

Things are finally beginning to look a bit like Christmas here; no, no snow or anything, just crafty Christmas images and sentiments.  Yep, it is Christmas in July!


And that means the challenge for Addicted to Stamps and More is 'Holiday'.
This gorgeous cardinal is from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Set, Christmas Joy.   He is colored with Copics and die cut out using the 'out of the box' technique.
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday~
 I am also linking up to Christmas Card Challenges~


And Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, 'Things with Wings'
As well as Word Art Wednesday, Anything Goes.

Check out all of the inspiration on the ATSM blog and then link up your own card- any holiday will do!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mix It Up with SugarPea Designs

Hi All!

Hope you are having a great summer!  I know I am!  Just got back from a crafty retreat in Texas.  When in Texas, a side trip to the Magnolia Silos is in order, don't you think!?  My crafty friend, Ceal, and I had a great time there! Now we are back to reality and the dog days of summer.
For this week's challenge at the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge, I used the Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set along with a sentiment from the Twinkle Twinkle Stamp Set to make this pet sympathy card.  As you can see, I used the sketch portion of the challenge.



We hope you will join us.  Each time you play along and link up your card to the gallery, you have a chance to win a prize from SPD!  See the rules and details HERE.

There's lots more inspiration to check out from the rest of the team~

 Claire Broadwater Deanne Kay
Jeanne Jachna
Karren Johnson

Laura Jane


 
Thanks for stopping by!  
 
Lee Ann  :)


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mix It Up with SugarPea Designs and Mixed Media!

Hi All!

Wednesday has rolled around fast!  Ready for a new Mix I t Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs??


This week I used the colors in the inspiration photo, as well as a scaled down version of the sketch~


I know, it is maybe a bit of a stretch!  But it is where my mind went with this MIU challenge!
I am blessed to be heading to Texas tomorrow to a crafty retreat hosted by none other than THE amazing Lydia Fiedler.  I guess I have been anticipating all of the techniques we will be learning there, so I felt the need to play around with gesso, distress ink, Ken Oliver Colorbursts, embossing powder, Copic markers and UTEE.
Of course I also used the new 'Celebrate' SugarCuts Die from SPD and the coordinating stamp set, Celebrate All the Things.  The banner is from the new 'Party Banner Duo' SugarCuts Die Set
Then there are those Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies AGAIN!  LOL!  I cannot seem to craft without them!
I hope I have inspired you to play along!  Check out the rest of the DT inspiration!
Claire Broadwater
Deanne Kay
Jeanne Jachna
Karren Johnson

Laura Jane

Mackie Robertson
Kerin Sylvester 
Remember, each time you play, you have a chance to win a gift certificate to the SPD store!  See you in the gallery

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!  

Lee Ann  :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Addicted to Stamps - a NEW Team!

Hello All!  I am so excited to be joining a fun and talented team of stampers at Addicted to Stamps and More.  Kylie has a great challenge format there; this week, we have an 'Anything Goes' Challenge.  Hope to see you there!


I just had to ink up this new image from Unity Stamps- the sunglasses were the icing on the cake on this fruity friend! The pineapple is colored with Copics and the background is sponged with distress inks and spattered with water. 
I am linking up to the following challenges-
Just Us Girls~  theme, 'Summer'

House of Cards~  Fruit/Drink

Retrosketches~


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a blessed week,
Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mix It Up- Babies and SugarPea Designs!

Hello!
Wednesday means there is a new challenge up at SugarPea Designs!  I love the Mix It UP Challenge- use the sketch, use the inspiration or use both!  I used the sketch this week (guess I am on a sketch roll)~




What great inspiration this week!  I went  a little die 'heavy' this week, turning the keys in the SugarCuts Key to My Heart Die Set into a teething ring for new baby.  I was feeling pretty clever about this one, LOL! The sentiment was done with the SugarCuts Baby Diaper Pin and the Bundle of Joy Stamp Set.  I layered some pretty pink plaid and light green leaves dp with a white panel inbetween, die cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles.  Yes, I love those dies!

Check out the great inspiration from the rest of the team and then join us!
 Claire Broadwater
Deanne Kay
Jeanne Jachna
Karren Johnson

Laura Jane

 Every time you play along gives you a chance to win a gift certificate to the SPD store!  You can link up your card HERE!
I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- 'Anything Goes'.  

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)



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