Sunday, January 9, 2022

Be My Valentine

 Hello Everyone! 

I have started making Valentines cards; they are my biggest seller.  The new Spellbinders Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders is perfect for an easy, festive card.  



While this is a cutting die, I used a Jr. Rubber Mat and debossed the die instead for my white panel.  I then used it as a cutting die with red cs and pink cs.  The pink and red hearts were glued over the debossed hearts.  I die cut a white piece of cs and used the center heart which I then die cut with the intricate floral die in the kit.  
The sentiment is from the Spellbinders January Stamp and Die Club Kit.  It was heat embossed in white on black cs and then die cut out with a banner die from the same kit.  The sentiment was popped up on dimensional tape. 
These kits are such a great value for what you get!  

Hope you have a wonderful week! 

Lee Ann 





Supplies used in today's project(s)


3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider
3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider

SSS
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock

SSS
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine Sequins

SSS
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer

SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

SSS | scrpbk
Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy

SSS
Brustus Monroe Alabaster White Fine Embossing Powder
Brustus Monroe Alabaster White Fine Embossing Powder

SSS
SB Small Die of the Month Club
SB Small Die of the Month Club

Spellbinders

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Starting the Year Out Right

 Hello Everyone! 

One thing I have challenged myself to get back to this year is the Word.  I can't remember the last time I did Bible journaling or even sat down and read scripture.  I should know that when it feels like life is spinning out of control, what I am missing is God.  

Personal struggles, a timely sermon and a Bible journaling session with Deeds (from the Creative Worship Bible Journaling Facebook Group have lead me to my word of the year, love.  Sounds basic, simple.  But I have realized that is absolutely not the case.  Frankly, I think many people have no real idea of what love is.  And I am not pointing fingers at anyone but myself right now.  It is time for me to spend time with God learning of how He wants me to love.  

Which lead me to a Bible journaling page with my word of the year, Love. 


I followed along with Deeds in the basic format/layout and techniques for journaling as I am seriously rusty!  I used distress inks, distress oxide inks, and stencils for the background.  My plan did not unfold the way I wanted it to, so I had to make some changes to make it all work out.  

First, a light coat of gesso was applied to the page. Once dried, I stamped leaves with the set, Gracefully Grateful from IOStamps.  The leaves were colored in with Prismacolor Pencils.  Next, I stamped a cluster of brown leaves with the Silhouette 7 (leaves) stamp from IO.  Originally. the heart image, from the new Spellbinders Stamp and Die Club Kit was stamped in the corner and I tried to watercolor it with distress oxides.  However, things became a big, muddled mess, so I had to regroup.  

I stamped more hearts on Neenah Solar White cs and colored them with Copics, then fussy cut them out.  I was going for a floral spray of sorts and I needed leaves for the flower hearts so used the leaves from the snss Like a Sunflower Stamp Set. The caption/title was done with the snss Creative Worship Chunky Alpha Stamp Set and the Creative Worship Rebecca Script Alpha Stamp Set.  Details were added with a white gel pen. 

I wrote in some scriptures specifically aboout love and then left room to personalize the page.  

Noting that it looks a bit messy and busy, I wanted to not like this page, but then I realized I needed to embrace it as it is not about the artwork but the heartwork.  

I pray you all have a blessed New Year and know that the Lord loves you.  

Lee Ann 



Supplies used in today's project(s)


Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

SSS | Blick
3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider
3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider

SSS
Sakura Pigma Micron Pens
Sakura Pigma Micron Pens

SSS | Blick | scrpbk
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock

SSS
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

SSS | scrpbk
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

SSS | scrpbk
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer

SSS
Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen

SSS | Blick
Prismacolor Pencils, 72 count
Prismacolor Pencils, 72 count

Blick
Mini Distress Ink Pad, Old Paper
Mini Distress Ink Pad, Old Paper

SSS
Distress Ink Pad, Gathered Twigs
Distress Ink Pad, Gathered Twigs

SSS
Mini Distress Ink Pad, Ground Espresso
Mini Distress Ink Pad, Ground Espresso

SSS
IO Silhouette 7
IO Silhouette 7

IO
SB Clear Stamp and Die Club Kit
SB Clear Stamp and Die Club Kit

Spellbinders
IO Gracefully Grateful
IO Gracefully Grateful

IO
snss Like a Sunflower
snss Like a Sunflower

SnSS
snss Chunky Alpha Stamp Set
snss Chunky Alpha Stamp Set

SnSS
snss Rebecca Script Alpha
snss Rebecca Script Alpha

SnSS
sss Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral
sss Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral

SSS
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad

SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Tattered Rose Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Tattered Rose Ink Pad

SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap Ink Pad

SSS

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!

 Hello and Happy New Year to You!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Mine was very relaxing.  Now we are looking forward to some winter weather- finally!  

The new Spellbinder Club Kits are here!  As I am a sucker for Swedish folk art designs, the new Clear Stamp and Die of the Month for January is perfect for me!  


I opted to go with something a bit less traditional for this card, choosing red, blue and yellow hearts.  The images were stamped with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Using a white Prismacolor pencil, I colored portions if each of the images.  

Each heart was die cut out with the coordinating die.  The sentiments were also stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed.  The sentiments were then die cut with the coordinating banner dies.  

I adhered a narrow strip of black and white striped paper to the lefthand side of the card front, then cut another panel, just a bit narrower than the card front.  I added a couple of layers of cs to the back of the panel to add dimension once the panel was adhered to the card front. 

The hearts were applied and the sentiment strips were popped up on dimensional tape.  A few black sequins finish off the card. 

I am thinking this card would be perfect for a teen or young adult.  What do you think?

I am linking up to Watercooler Wednesday Challenge- anything goes and 
Krafty Chicks Challenge, anything goes. 
Also linking up to a new-to-me challenge, Cardz 4 Galz- In with the New Year/New Stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Here's to 2022!

Lee Ann  


Supplies used in today's project(s)

3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider
3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider

SSS
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock

SSS
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer

SSS
My Favorite Things Black and White Striped 6x6 Paper Pack
My Favorite Things Black and White Striped 6x6 Paper Pack

SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

SSS | scrpbk
Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy

SSS
Brustus Monroe Alabaster White Fine Embossing Powder
Brustus Monroe Alabaster White Fine Embossing Powder

SSS
Prismacolor Pencils, 72 count
Prismacolor Pencils, 72 count

Blick
Wagner Precision Heat Tool
Wagner Precision Heat Tool

SSS
SB Clear Stamp and Die Club Kit
SB Clear Stamp and Die Club Kit

Spellbinders

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Deer Thanks

 Hello Everyone! 

This will likely be my last post until after Christmas, so Merry Christmas to you All!  

I made some simple Thanks cards for all of the sweet kiddos at school who got me Christmas gifts.  

The Christmas Silhouettes Stamp Set and matching Dies make it easy to mass produce cards.  I stamped the image with red ink on Neenah Solar White cs, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The image was then die cut out.  Sentiment is from the Precious Poppies Stamp Set.  *Enabler ALERT*!!!  Sweet n Sassy Stamps has 25% off the entire store! 


The card size is 3.5 inches.  The scored panel is 3 inches.  the die cut deer are popped up on dimensional tape.  

That's it!  Easy Peasy! For once I did not complicate things! 

I am linking up to Tuesday Morning Sketches for their 'Anything Goes' Challenge. 

Have a very Merry Christmas Everyone!

Lee Ann 

Supplies used in today's project(s)

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

SSS | Blick
3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider
3M Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider

SSS
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Ream Smooth Solar White Cardstock

SSS
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

SSS | scrpbk
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer
Tonic Craft Guillotine Trimmer

SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

SSS | scrpbk
Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy

SSS
Wagner Precision Heat Tool
Wagner Precision Heat Tool

SSS
SNSS Christmas Silhouettes Stamps
SNSS Christmas Silhouettes Stamps

SnSS
SNSS Christmas Silhouettes Dies
SNSS Christmas Silhouettes Dies

SnSS
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