Friday, October 16, 2020

Impression Obsession Slimline Scenes Stamps Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to day 2 of the IO Stamps Slimline Scenes Stamps Blog Hop where we are sharing more inspiration using the new Slimline Scene Stamps.  Three $25 Gift Certificates are up for grabs and will be given to commenters  randomly chosen from comments on the Design Team blogs  Slimline Scene blog posts.  The more you comment, the more chances to win!

All comments for all of the event days will be open until Monday, November 2nd at midnight CT.  All winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 3rd on the IO blog.  

All new stamps are available now!  You can find them HERE.  

My card today was inspired by a pin from Pinterest.  I did lots of masking to create this nighttime, seaside scene.


I worked front to back, so started by stamping the ice bergs up front; I used the Mountain Layers Stamps for these.  I masked them, then determined the placement of trees and mountains.  I stamped the mountains working front to back, masking each layer.  Once the mountains were done, I masked off the ice bergs again and stamped the trees from the Tree Lined Hillside Duo Set.  

To finish the card, I punched out a circle mask and placed it in the skyline.  the topmost mountains and ice bergs were masked off as I sponged in the dark sea and sky.  The sentiment,  Light of Grace, was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white ep.  I added some snow and highlights to icebergs and mountains with a white gel pen. 

And in case you were interested in the original inspiration, you can see it here.  

 How did I do? 

Ready for more inspiration?  Here is your hop list~

Impression Obsession Blog

Angela Bode

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Jeanne Streiff

Laura Williams

Laura Fulcher

Lee Ann Barrett -You are Here!

Lynda Pleckan

Vicki Garrett


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Autumn Wreath


Just popping in for a quick post to share this wreath.  I was gifted with the dies for this stamp set by a Stamp Junkies friend, Marci Snee.  

This set is from Simon Says Stamp in collaboration with Clearly Besotted.  Sentiment is PTI.

I used the sketch from MOJO Monday

   I was inspired by the colors at Sunday Stamps.

I am also linking up to   Double D Challenges~

 Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann 

Impression Obsession Slimline Scenes Stamps Release Hop!


Exciting news!!  I will be joining the Impression Obsession Design Team!  And I am starting off with a great release, the Slimline Scenes Stamps!  Each day, (October 15th and 16th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession blog at 6am ET.  

There will be THREE $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates as giveaways chosen randomly from comments on the Design Team blogs over the hop- so the more you comment through our Slimline Scenes Hop, the more chances to win!  

All comments for all of the event days will be open until Monday, November 2nd, at midnight CT.  All winners will be announced Tuesday, November 3rd.  All of the new stamps are available now!  You can find them HERE.  

First up, a southwest themed card~

I used the new Mountain Layers Slimline Stamp Set.  Oh my goodness, I am a mountain girl at heart and had to have these stamps!  Once I stamped my red rocks, I decided to fussy cut along the top edge and added a monoprint sky that I had in my stash.  I stamped the darling Cactus Stamp 3 times, colored them with Copics, made a few alterations to make them unique and added to the scene.  The Don't Look Back sentiment was stamped in black IO ink.  

Next up, a simple but elegant Christmas card; I think these may be my card for this year.  

The trees from the Bare Treeline Duo Stamp Set were stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with black ep.  They looked kind of like they were floating in air so I grounded them by stamping one of the Mountain Layers stamps in a very light grey behind the trees.  

I free handed a snowy hill for in front of the trees and added 2 deer to the scene using the Deer Trio Dies.  I colored them loosely with Copics.  I finished the card off with the Heavenly Peace sentiment, Wink of Stella on the trees and some clear sequins.  

Ready for more inspiration?  Enjoy the hop!

Impression Obsession Blog

Angela Bode

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Iliana Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Laura Fulcher

Laura Williams

Lee Ann Barrett- you are here!

Lynda Plechan

Vicki Garrett

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Did You Gnome?

 Of course you did!  Everyone knows that gnomes are hot, hot, hot right now.  And for good reason- they are adorable!  I have two gnome cards to share today, using the adorable Gnomie Christmas Stamp Set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  

First up, a CAS card in monochromatic gray with a pop of red~

I just had to combine this candy cane loving gnome with the igloo from the Winter Hugs Stamp Set.  Everything was colored with Copics.  This guy not only loves candy canes, he also loves holly, so I added a holly wreath to his chilly home.  The wreath is from the popular Vintage Van Stamp Set (which is back in stock for those of you who were waiting).  Sentiment is also from Vintage Van.  

I added color to this tangled up gnome!  

I kept this simple as well and went with traditional red and green colors.  I think of the three, this is my favorite guy!  Maybe because he reminds me of me, lol!  He is colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I grounded him with a circle die and then layered two strips beneath; one a bit of drippy mixed media and the other is white cs colored with the same red Copic marker as I used on the string of lights.  Sequins finish off this playful gnome.  

I used the sketch over at Mojo Monday.  

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

Lee Ann 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Happy Fall!

Hello and happy fall!  
Like many, I love this time of year.  The crisp fall air and crunchy leaves- the best!  
Sweet n Sassy Stamps is celebrating fall with a fall sale- 20%off all fall themed stamps!  
One of my favorite fall themed stamps is this Happy Scarecrow.  
He is jumping for joy in a stylized field of sunflowers.  
I kept it simple- colored with Copics, added some scrap patterned paper, and some hemp twine.  
I am linking up to The Tic Tac Toe Challenge, with my 3 in a row being mixed media, orange and splatter.  I used watercolors, distress ink and acrylic paint for my splatters.  
I am also linking up to The Mod Squad Challenge, Autumn Foliage and Krafty Chicks Challenge, All Ocassions.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed fall, y'all! 
Lee Ann

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Cup of Autumn

Good Morning, All!  

Golly, what a gorgeous morning it is here, with a feeling of fall in the air.  Upper 40's and I am loving it!  Perfect for a cup of coffee (or for me, tea or hot chocolate) and snuggling up on the couch with a comfy throw.  

And perfect for an autumn themed and coffee themed card!  

This was so fun to put together.  I used lots of bits from the Fur-Ever Friends Stamp Set, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics and tucked them into a cup from the In This Together Stamp Set.  

And patterned paper- been a while since I used that and now I have made a couple of cards with layers of patterned paper, lol.  I guess it is fitting for the season!  The sentiment is from the Tea for Two Stamp Set and was stamped in WPlus9's Warm Wool ink.  

I am linking up to Just Add Ink for their Just Add 'A' challenge, where I have added acorns.  

I am also linking up to The Mod Squad Challenge for their fall foliage challenge. 

And over on Facebook, There's a Stamp for That Challenge has 3 options this week- cats, coffee or decorative corners.  Join us! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 

Lee Ann

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hopping and Celebrating Sweet n Sassy Stamps' September Release!

Hello All!  

Well, time is certainly flying by and we are back in school- in person!  It is an exciting and busy time, and the kids are happy.  School nurse responsibilities have certainly changed since last year.  

We are hopping along, sharing lots of inspiration with the Sweet n Sassy Stamps September Release.  Goodness, so many marvelous Christmas sets!  Leave a little bit of love on each blog as you hop and you will have a chance to win a gift voucher to the SnSS store!  Comment by September 22, 10pm ET.  

These gnomes won my heart!  

I started with a sponged background  and then stamped trees in a like color ink.  I used the trees from the Thrill of Hope Stamp Set.  A bit of spattered white gouache finishes the snowy scene.  

Next, I stamped the adorable gnome from the Christmas Gnomes Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copics.  He was fussy cut out and popped up on a snow mound on dimensional tape.  The sentiment is from the new, Holiday Greetings Stamp Set.  

Then there is the tree trimming gnome~


This guy  is so adorable up on his tip toes!  I started out with colors like my first card, but they weren't working for me when I added the green tree and the yellow star.  The tunic had originally been blue and I added an olive green over it to end up with a great shade of brownish green- perfect for a gnome's tunic.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.   A bit of hemp twine finishes off this jolly scene! 

I am linking this card up to CAS  Christmas Card Challenge for their cas Christmas tree challenge.  

Check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team and don't forget to comment for a chance to win!  

Sweet n Sassy blog

Julee Tilman

Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman

Esther Asbury

Jane Bosi

Karen Decknick

Lee Ann Barrett

Lyn Tomlin

Sheri Gilson

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