Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Heartfelt Candy

Hello Friends, and Welcome to another Wednesday of wonderful inspiration from Heartfelt Creations.  I have two cards to share with you today.
This first one is a 6 x6 card.  I wanted a lot of white space on this card and I wanted it clean and bright~


 I was low on MOJO for this card, so I took inspiration from this Cardabilities Sketch:

And this color combo from Colour Q~


This next card is much more formal and traditional~

I stamped the background floral mat in a repeating pattern, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Gold cs and gold embossing are all that is needed to make this an elegant Christmas card.
Head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to be inspired by all of the gorgeous creations by the rest of the Design Team.  
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  You are much appreciated!  Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann :)

Clean Candy Canes-

Heartfelt Creations Supplies used-

Holiday Script Background Precut Set- HCPC 3562

Christmas Sentiment Circles Precut Set- HCPC 3561

Delicate Holly Swirls Precut Set- HCPC 3559

Striped Candy Cane Precut Set- HCPC 3558

Banner and Trees Die- HCD 739

Delicate Asters Paper Collection- HCDP1 226

Balmy Breeze Paper Collection- HCDP1 232



Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities die

Spellbinders Circle dies



Other- circle punch, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark, SU Always Artichoke ink, SU Lucky Limeade Ink, clear ep, SU Sage Shadow cs, SU Lucky Limeade cs, Neenah Solar White cs, Bazzill 12 x 12 white cs, Copic markers, dimensionals, Doodlebug Baker's twine, SU Dazzling Details



Instructions-

Cut 12 x 6 piece of white cs and fold in half for card base. Cut mat from Balmy Breeze collection to 5 7/8 square and adhere to base. Cut white cs to 5 5/8 square. Stamp large and medium holly images, for a total of 3 images stamped down the center of the white cs. Color in the holly berries with a green Copic marker. Stamp the Christmas Script Background image in Versamark on the white cs offsetting it to the right side of the cs. Emboss with clear ep. Adhere to card base.

Cut a piece of Sage Shadow cs 1 ¼ x 5 7/8; Die cut one edge of this cs. Cut a 1 ¼ x 5 7/8 piece of paper- the same paper you used for the first mat on your card base- and mat one side of this strip of paper with the Sage Shadow paper. Cut another strip of Sage Shadow, about 1/8 wide and adhere to left side of dp. Adhere this completed panel to the left side of the white mat.

Cut a 6 x 1 ½ piece of green dp from the Delicate Asters collection. Mat it with a strip of Lucky Limeade cs. Wrap a piece of Baker's Twine around this panel and tie a bow on the left side of the panel. Adhere to card base. Make an additional bow and add to first bow.

Stamp your image in Memento ink and color with Copics. No need to color the flower as you will be covering it with the Sentiment Circle. Fussy cut the candy canes out. Stamp the Sentiment circle in Lucky Limeade and die cut out. Stamp it again in Always Artichoke and punch the inner circle out. Using a dimensional, adhere to the larger circle. Adhere the circles to the candy cane image. Using dimensionals, adhere the candy canes to the card. Die cut out 3 small snowflakes and 1 large snowflake. Adhere a small snowflake to large snowflake with a dimensional. Adhere to card base as shown. Add Dazzling Details to the snowflakes. Add Dazzling Details around the edge of the inner sentiment circle. 

Golden Christmas

Heartfelt Creations Product used-

Magnificent Spruce Trees Precut Set- HCPC 3432

Christmas Song Precut Set- HCPC 3556

Peaceful Night Precut Set- HCPC 3553



Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18



Other Products used-

Stampin' Up Brushed Gold cs, Basic Gray cs and Cherry Cobbler cs, Paper Temptress Cryogen White cs, SU Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray ink, Versamark, Gold ep, dimensionals. Jewel flourish (Micheal's)



Instructions-

Fold 5 x 10 piece of red cs in half for card base. Cut white mat approx 4.5 x 4 3/8” and adhere to card base. Cut cryogen white cs to size just under white mat. Using Stamp-A-ma-Jig, stamp small floral image from Peaceful Nights set repeatedly on cryogen white cs. Adhere this stamped mat to the first white mat. Cut piece of gold cs about 2.25 x 5” . Stamp tree image in Versamark, emboss with gold ep and die cut image with Labels 18 die. Die cut piece of gray cs with larger Labels 18 die. Assemble these pieces to card base as shown, with gray cs being behind the gold strip of cs. Stamp sentiment on white in gray ink and cut out in rectangle. Cut mat to fit sentiment panel and adhere to gold layer with dimensionals. Adhere gem flourish to card.




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's Christmas with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Hello Everyone!
I have two Christmas cards to share with you today, using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' latest releases.
The first uses the Mod Ornaments set, which I have turned into elegant ornaments.  I love the versatility of this set!


I stamped the ornaments in light green, pink and purple, followed by overstamping them using the Music Background stamp and a darker shade of the colored ornament.  Next, I placed the ornament on the Versamark pad and got it inked up well, covering the entire surface.  I heat embossed the ornaments in clear ep. Then I inked up the edges of the ornaments with Versamark again by dragging the edges of the ornaments over the ink pad.  I then dragged the edges of the ornaments in gold ep.   I stamped the heart from the Vintage Postcard set, cut it out, embossed with clear and gold ep, and then popped it up with a dimensional over the heart on the oval ornament.  A little scoring and a bow finish the card. 
The next card uses the Born This Day set.  I have to say, I LOVE this set-it is as sweet as can be and gets right to the point, don't you think?


I used one of my favorite sketches from Retosketches.  I wanted the card to be neutral and plain, as a reminder of how Christ came into this world.  The image is colored with Copics and die cut out-yes, I said die cut!  I just got my new dies for the Christmas sets!  The first card I made I fussy cut the image.  I love how quick and easy the die is.


 I found a piece of cs on my desk that was left over from when I was trying the shaving cream technique with blue reinkers.  It was perfect for the night sky.  I sponged a little Dark Blue over the cs to blend the colors a bit then embossed the star in gold.   I embossed the background with a woodgrain ef, added bits of burlap and added a natural bow. 
That's it for me today; I hope I have inspired you to get started on your Christmas cards!  You can get all of these stamps at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used, Elegant Ornaments-Stamps- SNSS Mod Ornaments, Vintage Postcard, Music Background, Welcome Jesus (sentiment)
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Very Vanilla, K and Co.
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Wisteria Wonder, Concord crush, Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, Blushing Bride, Primrose Pink, Versamark
Other-  Stampin' Up Polka Dot ef, , gold ep, clear ep, dimensionals, wired ribbon, matching ornament dies

Supplies Used, Neutral Nativity-
Stamps- SNSS Born This Day
Paper- Neenah Solar White, MME
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Copics E40, E42, E43, E44, E000, E00, E11, Born This Day coordinating die, burlap Stampin' Up Apothecary Framelits, Tim Holtz woodgrain ef, gold ep Stampin' Up Linen Thread, dimensionals

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Heartfelt Snowflake

Hello and welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday! 
The Season of Joy release is so versatile with so many images and dies to work with.  This week I used the snowflake dies,  a sentiment circle and have once again used the gorgeous flourish.


The flourish is embossed in white on the background mat.  The sentiment circle is stamped twice and layered; the snowflakes have Dazzling Diamonds on them. Complete instructions can be found below.
Don't forget to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann :)

 
Heartfelt Creations Products Used-

Elegant Joy Precut Set- HCPC 3560
Christmas Sentiment Circles Precut Set- HCPC 3561
Banner and trees Dies- HCD 739
Frosty Blanket Paper Collection- HCDP1 225
Spellbinders Circle dies
Spellbinders Venetian Motifs dies

Other products used- Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cs, Neenah Solar White cs, SU white craft ink, SU Always Artichoke, white ep, white organza ribbon, dimensionals, bling, SU Dazzling Diamonds

Instructions-
Cut 8.5 x 5.5 piece of Very Vanilla cs and fold in half for card base. Cut another piece of Very Vanilla just a bit smaller than card base for mat. Stamp the mat randomly with flourished image from the Elegant Joy set using white craft ink. Heat emboss with white dp. Cut journaling box from Frosty Blanket Paper Collection. Adhere to right side of embossed background mat.
Stamp Christmas Sentiment Circle on white and on Very Vanilla using Always Artichoke ink. Punch the center of the white circle out ( or use a circle die). Using a circle die, cut the “Merry Christmas” circle from the Very Vanilla image. Layer your circle from largest to smallest- white circle, Very Vanilla Circle, white circle. Now punch or cut a Very Vanilla circle just small enough to fit within the green edge of the inner circle. Adhere circles together. Die cut the large snowflake-like image from the Venetian Motifs dies from white cs. Adhere the layered circles to the die. Add a piece of white ribbon/bow to the top of the mat and adhere to back. Adhere the mat to the card base. Adhere the layered circles/die onto the designer paper using dimensionals. Die cut from white cs one each of the snowflakes from the Banner and Tree dies. Layer these snowflakes and adhere to the center of the Sentiment Circle. Add a large rhinestone bling to the center of the snowflake and add Dazzling Diamonds to the snowflakes.

School Time with Ribbon Carousel

Hello and Welcome to Week 3 of Ribbon Carousel's monthly challenge, Back to School!
You can have a chance to win a Ribbon Carousel by playing along in the challenge and linking up your project to RC85. Be sure your project is NEW and fits this month's theme of Back to School AND has ribbon or twine on it.
Here is my card, using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Punny Fruits and Veggies~


My card uses the current sketch at The Sweet Stop~


 The apple in this stamp set comes complete with a smiley face, but in this case I did not want the face so I masked it when I inked up the image.  I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils and cut squares out and matted them.  I added the dp, the scalloped edges and finished it off with some bright green Doodlebug twine.
Don't forget to check out the Ribbon Carousel blog for all of the other inspiration from the Design Team.


Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Punny Fruits and Veggies; Sentiment is Gina K, Garden Fresh
Paper-SU Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, dsp; Neenah Solar White cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Other-Prismacolor Pencils, dimensionals, square punch, snss scalloped border die, SU polka dot ef, Doodlebug twine


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Touch of Fall

Good Morning! 
We had absolutely glorious weather here yesterday, so I decided to take advantage of it.  I grabbed the dog and my son and hit the local parks and trails to do a little geocaching.  We had a wonderful time enjoying the cool temps and trying to discover treasure.  On the flipside, that means I came home to a messy house, so today I have to "put my nose to the grind" as the very old saying goes, and get some things done. 
But, before washing dishes, scrubbing floors and doing laundry, I just had to get out the ink and paper and play along in today's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.  Today's featured stamper is SLWhite and she has a gallery full of fun, colorful and beautifully colored cards, all with a touch of playfulness and whimsy.  I used one of the new stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps from the Seasonal Wreaths set~


I  started out with my current favorite acrylic paint, DecorArt Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold, and painted a piece of white cs.  Once dry, I stamped on the image in Versamark and then embossed with gold ep. I colored the leaves and the bow with Copics, which, when used on the paint, have a lovely soft, transparent look.  The bow was stamped twice so it could be popped up with dimensionals.  I kept the card simple so that the wreath was the focal point.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Products used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Seasonal Wreaths
Paper- SU Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory; Neenah white cs, unknown dp
Ink- Early Espresso, Versamark
Other- dimensionals, Tim Holtz ef, SU Window Framelits, DecorArt Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold Acrylic Paint, Copics

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Feels Like Fall

Hello, friends!
It is absolutely gorgeous weather here in St. Louis this weekend, and I plan on taking full advantage of it and getting outside.  In between errands this morning, I worked in a little time to get inky.  Williams Sonoma is the inspiration site today on SCS (see the Inspiration Challenge) and the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes is to use dry embossing on our card.  Here is what I came up with~


I used an image from the Season of Thanks set and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.  I love gray and orange together, so these two photos- here and here- from Williams Sonoma served as my inspiration.
I embossed the Very Vanilla panel with the striped ef, to simulate the siding in the photo of the wreath.  I embossed the Basic Gray cs with the wood grain ef to simulate the gray hutch in the second photo (cycling photo at the top of the screen).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Flourishes- Season of Thanks
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Naturals Ivory
Ink- SU Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- SU wood grain ef and stripes ef, pearls, SU paper doily, ribbon, MFT Circle Stax dies


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Brrrrrr!

Welcome back for the final day of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September New Release Blog Hop!  Who doesn't love a snowman??

My snowman is a combination of paper piecing and Copic coloring.  I hand cut hills of snow and embossed them with a polka dot ef.  I added a tree branch die cut from Memory Box and the fence die cut from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I added Dazzling Details to the tree branch, sentiment sign, snowman scarf and hills of snow.
  
Welcome to day 6 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring Diane's adorable new Snowman Soup stamp set.

  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 8 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The large snowman image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • Stamp set - $15

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to head over to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to pick up your favorites from the latest releases! 
 Have a blessed week! 
Lee Ann  :)
Supplies Used- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Snowman Soup
Paper- Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and dp; Flourishes  White cs, snowflake dp Cloud 9
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black,  Early Espresso
Other- Copics, SnSS fence die, Memory Box tree branch die, SU polka dot and wood grain ef, SU Dazzling Details, dimensionals


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Over the Roof Tops...

That's were this reindeer is!  I don't know how many of you have seen the movie, 'Prancer', but it is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies (along with White Christmas) and this reindeer reminds me of Prancer.  
'Prancer' is one of several silhouette stamps in Korin's new release, Christmas Silhouettes.   Without further ado...
  
 Welcome to day 5 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring Korin's beautiful new Christmas Silhouettes stamp set and coordinating dies.



I started this card with masking a moon and masking my snowy ground.  Then I sponged Night of Navy and Midnight Muse onto the panel, darker on the bottom and gradually getting lighter towards the moon.  I sponged just a hint of yellow ink on a portion of the moon and then stamped the reindeer.  I stamped the houses, using a T-square ruler to line them up and added smoke from the chimneys by 'painting' on white craft paint with a Q-tip.  The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals. I added thinestones, a snowflake trinquet and 2 leaves made with the Small Leaves dies.  


This card is a much more traditional card using the holly silhouette image.  I heat embossed the leaves in white ep on green cs and fussy cut them out (but you do not have to do that as there are now dies available to do the hard part for you!) and framed the sentiment from the Mod Ornaments set with them.  A little cream ribbon, embossing, a scalloped edge and pearls finish off the card. 
Here are the details on all of the new goodies with this set-
 

  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 6 mix & match sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The tree image measures approximately 1 1/2" x 3"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15
  • Die set - $21.25
  • Bundle ($36.25 value) - $32

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :) 
Prancer-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps-Christmas Silhouettes, Vintage Postcard, Seasonal Wreaths
Paper- Neenah White cs, SU Night of Navy; dp from K and Co.
Ink-SU Midnight Muse and Night of Navy, Barely Banana, Archival Black, SU Craft White
Other-snss Little Leaves dies, SU Snowflake embellie, dimensionals

Holly-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Christmas Silhouettes, Mod Ornaments (sentiment)
Paper-White, Old Olive, SU dsp
Ink- Craft White, Old Olive, Memento Black
Other- snss Scalloped Border Die, SU Vintage Wallpaper ef, white ep, ribbon, Spellbinder Nestabilities die

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sweet and Heartfelt

Hello  Everyone, and welcome to another Wednesday and the newest Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  Today we are debuting Heartfelt Creations' newest collection.
The Season of Joy Collection has been put together so you can create your most elegant Christmas cards, layouts and 3D projects. Create gorgeous typography backgrounds in your favorite Christmas hues. The hand-drawn, detailed stamps provide new excitement to every Christmas project you'll create as the snow flies and the hot cocoa simmers on the stove. Feel your heart ignite with passion and excitement as you delight yourself with the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection. Match the ornate poinsetta stamp with the cutting-edge Sun Kissed Fleur die and you'll save time while creating your Christmas projects.
And for 4 weeks only, gift yourself with the whole collection and save $20 off the regular price!
With this set you can create the most elegant, delicate creations your friends and family have seen. Being a smile to your loved ones' faces. See the Season of Joy Collection here.


I created a "jar" using clear cardstock.  Here is a better picture of how it looks-



This next card is just beautiful in real life, but between the gold embossing powder and the white on white embossing, I just could not get a good picture of it.


I absolutely love the flourish image in the new collection.  It is so versatile as a background image or a stand alone image.  I can see myself using this over and over!  I used glossy card stock for the decorative edge, so I had light bouncing off all sorts of shiney surfaces!  It really is better in real life!


You can read the complete instructions of how to make these cards below.  Check out all of the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations blog

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)
Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Striped Candy Cane Precut Set- HCPC 3558
Inspire Me Sentiments Precut Set- HCPC 3363
Sweet Memories Precut Set- HCPC 3555
Heartfelt Creations Designer Paper Collection, Frosty Blanket HCDP1 225
Hearfelt Creations Designer Paper Collection, Delicate Asters, HCDP1 226

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Twisted Tags and Accents
Heartfelt Creations Clear Cardstock

Other Products used-

Stampin' Up doilies, Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight cs and vellum, Neenah Solar White cs, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, silver ep, Scoring Tool, Stampin' Up white ribbon, Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter, adhesive gems, 1/4” Scor-Tape, glue dots, Copics Y00, Y13, Y19, RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19, W00, W1, V20, V22, V25, Stamp-a-ma-jig 
Instructions-

Fold 4.25 x 11” piece of Daffodil Delight cs in half for the card base. Cut mat from Frosty Blanket designer paper and adhere to card base. Cut doily into 2, cutting one piece a little bit larger than the other piece. Die cut large tag outline from Twisted Tags and Accents SB set- cut from Delicate Asters DP. Adhere doilies to card base. Lining up straight cut edges of doily pieces with the edges of the designer paper mat. Put the large doily piece on the right side of the card base. Adhere the Twisted Tag frame on top of the doily pieces. Adhere piece of white ribbon around layers and adhere behind dp mat.

To create candy jar, cut a piece of clear cardstock 3.25 x 5 1/8 “. Score one end of clear cs at 1 1/8” and the other end at 1 5/8”. Fold scored lines; cs will overlap in the back. Adhere overlapped ends together with Scor-tape pulling them a little snug, so that the front of the cs is slightly curved, giving your clear cardstock jar some dimension.

Stamp candy stick image 3 times in Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color with Copics. Add small amount of glue to white stripes of candy and add glitter. Color select portions of sentiments and stamp with Versamark, using Stamp-a-ma-jig. Emboss with silver ep. Diecut out with small tag from Twisted Tags and Accents set. Add pink gems to sides of sentiment panel and adhere to clear cs jar with glue dots. Add candy sticks to “jar” with glue dots and adhere jar to card base with glue dots, being sure to place glue dots behind stamped images so it is not visible. Add triple loop bow to card. 

Golden Poinsettia-
 Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Christmas Poinsettia Precut Set- HCPC 3557
Elegant Joy Precut Set- HCPC 3560
Christmas Song Precut Set- HCPC 3556
Sun Kissed Fleur Die- HCD 734

Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Petal Dies
Other Products Used-Neenah Solar White cs, Stampin' Up Glossy cs, Versamark, white craft ink, gold ep, white ep, pearls, dimensionals, organza ribbon
Instructions-
Cut 11 x 4.25 piece of white cs and fold in half for card base. Cut another piece of white cs just a bit smaller than the card; this is for your mat. Stamp the flourish image two times in white craft ink; heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut a piece of glossy cs the length of your mat and about ¾ inch wider than your ribbon. Using the Classic Petal Die, die cut the edge of the glossy cs. Eyeball the width of the glossy cs as compared to the ribbon and trim the straight edge of the glossy cs to desired width. Adhere glossy cs to right edge of mat. Adhere ribbon over glossy cs and secure behind mat. Adhere mat to card base.
Stamp flowers in Versamark on white cs and heat emboss with gold ep. Die cut out flowers and mold petals. Adhere three largest petals together, using a dimensional inbetween each one. Add pearls to the flower center. Adhere flower to the right side of the card. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark and heat emboss with gold ep. Cut sentiment out in a rectangle and tuck one end under the flower and adhere the other end flush with the mat.

Born on This Day

Hello, Everyone!  
I am so glad you are here and I hope you are joining us for the Sweet n' Sassy blog hop.  There are so many beautiful cards to see; you are sure to be inspired. Today's set has to be my favorite of the release.  
Welcome to day 4 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring Korin's precious new Born This Day stamp set and coordinating dies.


I decided I wanted an outside scene, so I cut the window frame off of the image.  I colored the image with copics and fussy cut it out (but you won't have to do that as there is now a die available to do the work for you!). I sponged a piece of paper with Night of Navy ink on top and a small section of Crumb Cake ink on the bottom for the ground.  I embossed the star with silver ep and added a few dots of Versamark and embossed them as well to add stars to my night sky.  I painted a piece of white cs with DecorArt Splendid Gold ink and punched out a circle from it to make a halo to put behind Baby Jesus' head. 
 
Here are the deets on this precious set-



  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 13 sentiments and scripture verses
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The manger image measures approximately 2 1/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15
  • Die set - $8.25
  • Bundle ($23.25 value) - $21

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below. Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :) 

Products Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Born this Day
Paper- SU Naturals Ivory, Night of Navy, Neenah Solar White cs
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Versamark, Versamark marker
Other- DecorArt Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold acrylic paint, Stampin' Up linen thread, silver ep, Copics

Monday, September 9, 2013

Contemporary Christmas

Welcome to day 3 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring Korin's fun new Mod Ornaments set which coordinates with our current ornament dies.
I thought these fun, contemporary styled ornaments were perfect used with the trendy color combo of red and aqua.

 I started by sponging some Bahama Breeze on white cs, then stamped the image in Versamark so that the snowflake was centered over the Bahama Breeze color.  The ornament was then embossed in Pool Party.  MY designer paper is actually Martha Stewart self adhesive border strips that I snagged at a bargain price last year after Christmas. 

 Here are all the details for this new set-

  • Stamp set includes 4 images and 9 mix & match sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The round ornament measures approximately 1 3/4" wide
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15
  • Die set - $16.75
  • Bundle ($31.75 value) - $28

  
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below. Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day! 
Lee Ann

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Mod Ornaments
Paper- Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Pool Party; Neenah Solar White
Ink- Versamark, Tuxedo Black, SU Bahama Breeze
Other- SNSS Ornament dies, pearls, SU Pool Party ep, Martha Stewart Self Adhesive Border Strips, bling, dimensionals, SU Pool Party baker's twine

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Golden Christmas

Hello, Everyone! 
I hope you are all having a blessed Sunday.  Church and lunch with a friend are on my agenda, then home to blog hop with Sweet n Sassy Stamps!
Welcome to day 2 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring Korin's sweet new Magic of Christmas stamp set.


I bought some gold leaf at a stamping convention last month and have been waiting for the right stamp to use it with.  This was the perfect image!  I inked up the fun tree with black craft ink, then coated it with Sticky Powder, heated it and then added the multi-colored gold leaf; the products are from QKR Stampede.   I must admit I have never used gold leaf before, but when I tried these products at the convention, I was sold!  
I love the various colors of this gold leaf- this one is gold, orange'y' gold, red, and purple.  When I burnished the gold leaf onto the Christmas tree, I ended up with purple at the top of the tree,  I liked how this stands out, so I made purple my accent color.  
Here are the details for this fun stamp set-


  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 4 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 3"
  • The tree image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/4
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $9

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


 Thanks for stopping by my blog; have a wonder filled week!  
Lee Ann  :)

Products Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Magic of Christmas
Paper- Neenah Solar white
Ink- Stampin' Up Black Craft ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Other-gold embossing powder, Sticky Powder and Gold Leaf (both from QKR Stampede), bling, ribbon, Cuttlebug ef, CM gold pen

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mod Flakes

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! I got a chance to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at SCS today- actually, I got the card done late last night, which is a rarity for me! We were to choose an inspiration pic off of a Pinterest board of Audrie's, the challenge hostess.  For those of you who like inspiration challenges, you may want to check it out; Audrie had some excellent inspiration for us to peruse.  Here is my card-


The stamps are from the latest Sweet 'n Sassy Release.  I used an altered version of the Triple Stamp Technique to make this CAS card.   I fussy cut the green snowflake out (although dies are now available to do this fussy work for you!) and popped it up on a dimensional.  A little bling finishes off this card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by on this beautiful weekend! 
Have  blessed day~

Lee Ann

Products used-
Stamps- SNSS Christmas Silhouettes and Mod Ornaments (sentiment)
Paper- SU Basic Black, Neenah Solar white
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Hydrangea, SU Lucky Limeade, Pixie Pink and Tempting Turquoise
Other- dimensional and bling

Hanging Out with Sweet n Sassy Stamps!

Hello Everyone!  I am so thrilled to be joining Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Design Team! What an honor and a privilege to be stamping beside so many amazing stampers and friends whom I have admired for so long!  A huge thanks to Korin for having faith in me.
   And how fun is it to start off on a design team with an entire Christmas release!? 
Welcome to day 1 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring Korin's new Seasonal Wreaths stamp set and coordinating dies!
 



  • Stamp set includes 5 images and 19 mix and match sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The wreath images measure approximately 2 1/4" wide
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $26
  • Die set - $33.25
  • Bundle (a $59.25 value) - $53 
So I had to be the rebel in the group and instead of using a Christmas wreath, I decided to use the floral wreath; it makes a great sympathy card, which, sadly, I seem to need too many of. 
I am usually a lover of all things green, but lately I have been enjoying the blue and browns combo.  The image was first embossed in gold and cut out; then I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. The flowers were also cut out and adhered to the embossed wreath.  A little bit of sponging, a scalloped edge and a bow complete the card!
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


You can check the entire release out at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Products Used-
Stamps- Sweet n Sassy Stamps-Seasonal Wreaths, Sheltering Cherry Blossom (sentiment)
Paper- designer paper- K and Co., Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
Ink- Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Midnight Muse
Other- SNSS Scalloped Border die, Antique Gold ep, Copics W00, W1, E25,  B99, B95, B91, B0000, G20, YG00, YG95, G94, YG97, MFT Circle Stax Die-Namics, pearls, Very Vanilla seam binding, dimensionals

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Going Country with Heartfelt Creations

Hello again!  Today's Heartfelt Inspiration has a bit of a country flair to it; I have used the gorgeous holly images for both cards that I have to share.  One is CAS and the other is not so CAS.



The gorgeous holly images are perfect for framing your Christmas sentiments.  In the first card, the berries and candle image are colored with Prismacolor pencils.  In the second, CAS card, the berries are colored withViva Decor 3D Stamp Paint.
For complete instructions and products used, see the end of this post.  Don't forget to check out all of the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

 
Country Candle

Heartfelt Creations Supplies used-
Holly Berry Precut Set- HCPC 3551 
Bright Christmas Precut Set- HCPC 3552 
Decorative Oval Window Die- HCD  
Ornamental Add On Die- HDC 738
Heartfelt Creations Daphne Paper Collection HCDP1 234

Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents 
Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities dies
Other Products used-
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and glitter paper, Neenah Solar White cs, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU white craft ink and Early Espresso ink, Van Dyke Brown ink, scoring tool, SU Vintage Wallpaper ef, SU Borders Scoring Plate, Prismacolor Pencils, sewing machine

Instructions-
Cut Crumb Cake cs to 4.25 x 11 and fold in half for cardbase. Cut another piece of Crumb Cake cs to 3 x 4.25 and emboss with ef. Lightly sponge white craft ink over raised areas of cs. Sew card stock to center of card base; be sure to leave enough room at bottom of card for sentiment. I have about 1 3/8 “ at the bottom of my card. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink to bottom of card. Score lines on the sides of the sentiment. Using the Borders Scoring Tool, score the decorative edge to the top of the card.
Stamp 3 medium holly sprigs in black ink, color the berries with Prismacolor Pencils and die cut out with matching die. Die cut SB flourish from glitter paper. Die cut Decorative Oval Window die from brown Daphne Paper Collection.
Stamp the image in black ink and color with Prismacolor Pencils. Diecut image with circle die. Sponge edges of circle with Van Dyke brown ink.
 To assemble, cut window die around the flourishes in the center, bringing to two pieces together to create a circle frame for the image. Nestle the candle image in the circle frame and adhere to the embossed Crumb Cake panel. Adhere one sprig of holly to the right lower corner of the circle frame. Adhere the remaining 2 sprigs of holly and the glitter flourish to the left side of the circle frame. 

 
Folk Art Christmas

Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Love at Christmas Precut Set- HCPC 3554
 Holly Berry Precut Set- HCPC 3551
Ornamental Add On Dies- HCD 738
Viva d├ęcor Carmine Red 3D Stamp Paint
 Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities
Spellinders Classic Scallop Circle Nestabilities

Other Products used-
White cs, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake cs, Crumb Cake ink, Early Espresso ink, Versamark, clear ep, scoring tool, pearls, dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig

Instructions-
Fold 5.5 X 8.5 piece of white cs in half for card base. Score around edges of card. Die cut scalloped circle from Crumb Cake (kraft) cs. Stamp folk art wreath in kraft ink on white cs and die cut out with circle die. Die cut out center of wreath as well. Die cut center of kraft circle out and layer the white circle on the kraft scalloped circle and adhere together. Position circles/wreath on card base to determine where you will stamp sentiment. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of my sentiment. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on card base. Adhere wreath around sentiment. Add pink pearls to wreath.
Stamp large holly sprig onto kraft cs. To do this, first ink up image with Versamark then immediately following, ink with Early Espresso (dark brown) ink. Stamp image on cs and then heat emboss with clear ep. Die cut image out. Paint holly berries with 3D stamp paint. Adhere to card with dimensionals.

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