Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grand Old Flag

Hello Again! 
This is my last week as Our Daily Bread Design's Guest Designer.  I have had such a good time designing with their beautiful images and sentiments.  With the 4th of July right around the corner (can you believe it?) I have a primitive Americana card to share with you-

This image also seemed appropriate to use at it is the one that brought me to ODBD in the first place.
I stamped the image in Van Dyke brown distress ink and then masked and sponged on the color. The image was cut down from a rectangle to a square and Van Dyke brown ink sponged around the edge.   I got out the sewing machine and stitched around the edges of the image as well as along the flag stripes, then adhered it to an embossed  and sponged back panel.  The star is diecut, embossed and sponged with Van Dyke Brown ink as well.  It is popped up on dimensionals as is the sentiment panel. 

I have done variations of this card before-

To change it up, I double stamped the image; first I used the faux watercolor technique, then I simply inked up the stamp and overstamped without spritzing the inked stamp with water.  I also stamped the grasses a second time, behind the lighthouse.  I used white acrylic paint for the sea spray and foam.  The lighthouse is actually curled to give it a 3D look.  The sea gulls are fussy cut out and adhered to the lighthouse.  I made a button out of the compass image on the lighthouse by stamping it 4 times, cutting them out with a circle die, adhering them together and then piercing 2 holes through the layers. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies for Primitive Americana card-
Stamps-Old Flag Background stamp, All Occasion Sentiments, Count the Waves
Paper-SU Naturals White, Crumb Cake
Ink-Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Van Dyke Brown
Other-sewing machine, dimensionals, Sizzix star dies, SU woodgrain ef

Lighthouse card-
Stamps-Keep My Lamp Burning, The Mighty Sea
Paper-Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Naturals White, retired dsp
Ink-Pool Party, Island Indigo, Buckaroo Blue, Cameo Coral,  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Archival Black
Other-Gray Copic marker (to color shadows on the lighthouse), SU linen thread, navy/white baker's twine, white acrylic paint, circle dies, paper piercer, dimensionals, ODBD Antique Labels and Border Dies

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Projects with a Touch of Fall

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to another Wednesday and more beautiful Heartfelt inspiration. Today we are doing a cross promotion with Scor Pal. Please visit the Heartfelt Creation blog and the Scor Pal blog. Prepare to be blown away with all the amazing projects featuring the Scor Pal and Heartfelt Creations products.
I have been wanting to try the Bendi card fold; the newest Heartfelt Creations release provided the perfect stamps for that.

 I followed the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers found here. Instructions specific to this card can be found on the Heartfelt Creations blog.
I stamped the beautiful Fall Season stamp for my backdrop image and colored it with Copics.  I just love how the Ornate Gateway Die looks in this scene.

I could not resist to throw in some white and blue pumpkins.  I am always amazed when I see them for sale in the fall; I just love those unique hues.
I added a fence along the right flap of my garden-

...and decorated the front of my flaps/card with my favorite flower, the Vintage Floret.

My next project is a little something for the home.

 This candle "ring", which is really a square, was made with Heartfelt Creation's Clear Cardstock and the new Ornate Gateway Die.  To make the square you will need to die cut 4 sets of the Ornate Gateway Die, the left and right gate.  You do not need the top swirl~

Here is a close up view of the candle square with a lit, battery operated votive candle-

Instructions for the entire project are listed below. 

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

Lee Ann  :)

Instructions for candle ring-

Heartfelt Creation Projects Used-

Ornate Gateway Die- HCD 737
Gift Box Ensemble Die- HCD 735
Vintage Florets Precut Set- HCPC 3500
Open Vintage Floret Dies- HCD 727
Clear Cardstock

Other Products Used-
Scor Pal, thin card board, Versamark ink, Pewter ep, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive cs (SU), Cajun Craze ink (SU), glass votive jar from Micheal's, battery operated votive candle

Die cut 4 sets of the Ornate Gateway Die from thin cardstock. Heat emboss on both sides using pewter ep.
Cut Clear cs 3 5/16” x 8 1/2”. Cut 2 pieces this size. Score each piece at 3 5/8” and then another 3 5/8” from first score line. Trim so that remaining end of clear cs is 1/2” wide (measured from 2nd score line). Fold scored lines; to assemble, glue the end of one panel into the corner of the 1/2” wide section of cs. Then glue the end of the other piece of cs into the remaining 1/2” wide section of cs. You should now have a clear box (sides only, no top or bottom). Stamp your florets in Cajun Craze on Tangerine Tango cs and sponge die cut out. Sponge edges with Cajun Craze ink. Mold and assemble flowers x 8. Diecut vine from the Gift Ensemble Die Set in Old Olive; mold. Glue vine and flowers to gates.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Going CAS with new Stampin' Up

Hello Everyone!

I am having fun playing with new Stampin' Up stamps.  I love the new Gorgeous Grunge set and thought it would be fun to use for a sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge blog.  It also fits the challenge at Addicted to CAS-"Teenager"- after all, I have yet to meet a teenager who doesn't have a bit (or more) of grunge in their bedrooms!  And how about those grungy jeans?!

As you can see, I turned the sketch. I stamped my image multiple times using various colors to create a rainbow spectrum of colors.  I added button flowers to coordinate with the stamped colors.  Thin strips of black cardstock were threaded though the button holes.

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used (All Stampin' Up)-
Stamps-Gorgeous Grunge,Happy Day
Paper, Whisper White, Black
Ink-black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Other-brights buttons

New Stampin' Up-Venetian Romance

I finally got some down time to play with new Stampin' Up toys last night.  I love some of the latest intricate and romantic sets, including Venetian Romance.  I played along in SCS's Inspiration Challenge and came up with this CAS card-

While very simple to make, I think this card still packs a punch!  I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for precise placement of my image each time I stamped it.  I scrunched the ribbon for a shabby look.  Pearls finish off the card. 

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-All Stampin' Up
Stamps-Lovely Romance,
Paper-black, Very Vanilla
Other-retired ribbon, pearls

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More Designing with Our Daily Bread Designs

Good Morning!
Is it just me, or is the month of June just flying by??  It is already my 3rd week of guest designing for Our Daily Bread Designs.  I have 2 cards to share with you today.  Sad to say, but I never seem to have enough sympathy cards on hand. And that is the number one request I have when I am asked to make a card.
I wanted to keep the card simple and to the point, but still  pretty and soft.  I also wanted it to be mailable-no extra postage!
I stamped the Pussy Willow Background stamp in Versamark on Very Vanilla cs and clear embossed it.  I stamped the main pussy willow image on white cs and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils, then fussy cut it out.  I added a narrow panel across the card using Crumb Cake cs and a woodgrain ef as well as the fancy edge die from ODBD's Antique Labels and Border Dies.

For this card I used a sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges-

Well. this is embarrassing!  I came to this post to check details of this card and realized I never finished the post!  I apologize for leaving this unfinished!
This christening card is heat embossed and dry embossed.  The background panel is stamped with the wonderful Gingham background image.  The 2 white panels are dry embossed with Stampin' Up embossing folders.  The oval panel is die cut with a Spellbinder oval die and sponged with Certainly Celery before being removed from the die.The cross is embossed in gold ep and die cut with the matching Antique Label and Border Die from ODBD.  The white border along the bottom is also made with the Antique Label and Border Die set.  The sentiment is stamped and fussy cut out and then popped up on dimensionals.  I scored around the outside edge of the card and added pearls to finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)

Christening Card-
Products used-
Stamps-ODBD Gingham Background stamp, Antique Labels, All Occasion Sentiments
Ink-black, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Versamark
Other-SB Ovals die, ODBD Antique Label and Border Dies, Simply Scored, SU Honeycomb and Vintage Wallpaper efs, gold ep, pearls, ribbon

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Heartfelt Christmas

Hello All!
 It is time to share some more Heartfelt Creations inspiration and today I am thinking Christmas! I have two cards using the same image; one CAS and one not-so CAS!

Clearly this is the not so CAS card!  I wanted to create a pretty vintage scene and did so by framing the Prismacolored image with the Decorative Oval Die cut and roses. 

Here, I wanted to make a pretty card and yet not feel I had to color the whole image, so I used the Spotlight Technique and just colored the lamp post, making that layer a banner.

I used Copics here, added a doily and some bling but kept it very clean and simple. 
For more inspiration from the talented design team, check out the Heartfelt Creations blog.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!  

Lee Ann  :)


Sun and Sea with Ribbon Carousel!

Hello Everyone!  Have you played in this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge yet?
This month's theme is...


So what  prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

  Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! 
Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month's challenge!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:
1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation.
2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.
3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz on TO THIS POST (click there) and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

Here is my card for this month's challenge-
Instructions and supplies used for this card are listed below.  

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

Lee Ann  :)

Products Used-
Heartfelt Creations Sand and Sea Precut Set- HCPC3528
Heartfelt Creations  Butterfly and Bunny Precut Set -HCPC 3524 (sentiment)
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lattice Swirl Die HCD-733
HC Balmy Breeze Paper Collection
Other products-Early Espresso, Pool Party and Very Vanilla SU cs, SU Natural Trim, Pearls, Prismacolor Pencils, black ink, Pool Party ink
Instructions for card-
 Cut Early Espresso cs to 8 ½ x 5 ½ and fold for card base. Cut back panel (with shells) from Balmy Breeze dp. Cut piece of Naturals Trim Ribbon about 6 inches and place across top of dp panel, adhering to back of panel.  Adhere dp panel to card base. Tie short piece of Naturals Trim ribbon around ribbon on card, at left side. Stamp the sentiment from HCPC 3524 onto Vanilla cs. Stamp starfish and shell image to the left and slightly lower than the sentiment. Stamp seaweed image just above starfish. Stamp starfish and shell image a second time on another piece of Vanilla cs. Cut sentiment panel to 3 ½ x 2 ¾, with left side being edge of starfish and sea grass. Cut sentiment panel mat from Pool Party and adhere sentiment panel to it. Color second starfish and shell image. Fussy cut out around the image. Layer fussy cut image over original image. Stamp shell a third time. Color shell, fussy cut out and layer with dimensional over shell image. Sponge a bit of Pool Party ink over left side and corner of card, add pearls to underwater scene.
Lastly, trace around brown Decorative Lattice Swirl die cut onto light blue dp from Balmy Breeze dp. Cut this traced dp out. Adhere light blue dp to back of dark brown swirl die cut and trim away any excess. Adhere swirl die cut to card front, overlapping sentiment panel. Add pearls to swirl.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Walk with God

Hello Everyone!

I am back with another card for Our Daily Bread Designs.  You might need your sunglasses for this one as I went very bright on this card!

As I thought about this quote, I thought about light and dark; the idea of contrasting light and dark on the card started to form. I strayed a bit from the main idea when I added the pinkish color to the mix.  So I guess I really have bright and dark instead of light and dark!

I used the Spellbinder Resplendent Rectangles for this project, along with MFT Rolled Roses dies, Cheery Lynn Flourish, Spellbinder Foliage Shapeabilities and Venetian Motifs.    The roses are made with So Saffron cs and sponged with Regal Rose ink.  The main image panel uses  mixed media. Gesso is first applied using the technique demonstrated by Kim from Eclectic Paperie.  I then added Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress paints, which were quickly dabbed on and then spritzed with generous amounts of water to make it blend and run.  I dried it with a heat gun. 

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

Lee Ann

 Products used-
Stamps- Our Daily Bread Designs-Full of Grace "Light" set
Paper- white cs, Stampin' Up Basic Black, So Saffron, River Rock, Old Olive; gold vellum from Paper Temptress
Ink-Archival Black, SU Regal Rose, Old Olive
Other- Gesso, Tim Holtz Wild Honey and Fired Brick Distress Paints; SB Resplendent Rectangles, Venetian Motifs and Foliage Shapeabilities; Cheery Lynn Flourish, My Favorite Things Rolled Roses Dies,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Heartfelt Creations New Release!

Hello, and welcome to a peek at the wonderful new release from Heartfelt Creations.
  We are pleased to introduce the Gateway To The Seasons Collection. The Ornate Gate Die is adorned with a flourishing design and a large, exotic accent piece. Lace, gazebos, birdhouses, gardens, backyards, a fall scene, a winter home and sentiment stamps will add joy to your cards and a smile to your face. These scenes and sentiments will complete your stamp collection. The Daphne paper pack is loaded with lacy Victorian patterns in soft pink, cream and greens accented with red, green and brown. Classic Heartfelt Creations images combined with stripes, diamonds and vintage type, tags and journaling blocks create a collection you will treasure forever! Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.
And this card~

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration from the talented Design Team!

Lee Ann

Instructions for card 1- Spring Garden-

Heartfelt Creations products used-
Spring Season Precut Set- HCPC 3540
All Seasons Gazebo Precut Set- HCPC 3539
Inspire Me Sentiments Precut Set- HCPC 3363
Also, Spellbinders Oval dies used

Other products used-Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cs, SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky ink, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Copic markers, sponge, pearls, Stampin' Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, dimensionals

Cut 11 x 4.25 piece Crumb Cake cs and fold in half for card base.  Cut Very Vanilla mat for card base and emboss with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.  Stamp image with Tuxedo black Memento ink and color image with Copics.  Trim image down to desired size.  Sponge white cs with Soft Sky ink and cut to mat size for image.  Fussy cut out garden image and adhere to Soft Sky sponged mat.  Cut an Early Espresso mat to back the Soft Sky sponged mat. 
Stamp two of the filigree type images from the All Seasons Gazebo set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cs.  Fussy cut these two images out.  Adhere these to the top and bottom of your main image.  Adhere entire panel to card base.  Add pearls across top.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cs and die cut with oval SB die.  Adhere to card with dimensionals. 

Instructions for card 2-For the Bride-
Heartfelt Creations Products used-

Summer Season Precut Set- HCPC3541
All Seasons Sentiments Precut Set-HCPC3544
Open Vintage Floret Precut Set-HCPC3500
Vintage Floret Frame Precut Set-HCPC3522
Vintage Floret Dies-HCD727
Daphne Collection Designer Paper
Spellbinders Venetian Motifs Shapeabilities
Other Products used-
Stampin' Up Naturals White, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi cs; SU Early Espresso, Always Artichoke and Pretty in Pink ink; Distress Ink-Old Paper; Pearls, Tulle ribbon, Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter

Fold 11” x 4.25” piece of Naturals White cs for card base. Cut brown mat; cut Daphne designer paper mat to layer on top of brown mat. Adhere mats to card base. Stamp lace/filigree image two times with brown ink on Naturals White cs and fussy cut both images out. Overlap images slightly and adhere to top half of card. Stamp, mold and assemble three Vintage Florets in pink. Sponge distress ink on edge of petals. Apply small amount of glue to the ends of the rose petals and sprinkle with clear glitter. Die cut out the double tear drop shape from the SB Venetian Motifs dies (using green cs) and and sponge with distress ink and Always Artichoke. Cut the die cut in half and adhere one to each side of the lacy panels-these green shapes will be leaves once the flowers are applied. Adhere the roses across the lacy images and overlapping the green die cut shapes.
Drape tulle ribbon around bottom of roses, using glue dots to adhere tulle to points in between flowers. Knot tulle on both free ends and adhere under flower petals with glue dot. Add pearls to lace. Stamp sentiment words in brown on Naturals White cs and cut out. Cut brown mats for sentiment words and adhere words to mats. Adhere mats to card.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Guest Designing for Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to be guest designing for Our Daily Bread Designs this month!  ODBD has a special place in my heart as it was the first company outside of Stampin' Up that  I really took notice of.  I loved the elegant cards with inspirational sentiments and scripture verses that I saw on Splitcoaststampers!  I was making cards for Operation Write Home at the time and spotted this card by Angella Crockett in the gallery.  I knew I just had to have the Old Flag background stamp!
So here I am a couple of years later, and having the privilege to design for them!  Today I am sharing a desk plaque that I made for a friend of mine who could use some encouragement.

I wanted to try the stained glass look that Grace shared on her blog.  I stamped my cross image in Stazon Brown ink on Clear Cardstock.  I colored the image with Sharpie markers on the back side of the image.  Then I stamped the cross in Early Espresso on white cs. I layered the clear cs on top of the white cs and used dimensionals to adhere one to the other.

  I then cut a frame ( 1/4" all around) from Early Espresso cs and ran it through a woodgrain embossing folder.  I adhered this over the clear cs image using dimensionals.  The entire image piece was then matted onto a piece of dsp, followed by Early Espresso cs, followed by Bahama Breeze cs.  At this point my mats were longer than my framed image; I cut an additional piece of Early Espresso cs, embossed it with the woodgrain ef, and adhered it just below the framed image.  You can see the slight gap in the photo. 
I stamped a label in Stazon Brown on dp and then die cut it out with the matching die.  I added a sentiment from the "Never Give Up" set to the label. To embellish, I added flourishes, pearls and twine.
The whole thing is backed with a piece of cardboard for stability as this is a plaque that can be placed in a holder such as the one in the picture.  

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used:
Stamps-Never Give Up and Antique Label Designs, Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper-Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bahama Breeze, First Edition dsp; white cs; Basic Gray dp
Ink-Stazon Brown, Early Espresso
Other-Our Daily Bread Designs Dies to match labels, pearls, Cheery Lynn Flourish, dimensionals, Memory Box Macarena Corner die, Wood Grain ef (SU), Sharpie markers, pearl flourish, twine (MFT), Clear Cardstock (Heartfelt Creations)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

For Mother and Minnie!

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a Heartfelt Creations Design Team card with a humorous touch to it.  I discovered this fun hat template at Paperscrapz. This template has been done up in many different ways- formal with feathers, with flowers, etc, but I have not seen it done as a straw hat.  As I was thinking this, I thought of Minnie Pearl's hat from the old T.V. show, Hee Haw!  How fun would this be, I thought?!

 I thought it would make a cute Mother's Day card.  Now I now Mother's Day is already long past, but my mother's birthday is right around Mother's Day and very often fall on the same day.  I remembered to send her her birthday card, but in trying to make the right card for that, I forgot about Mother's Day!  Needless to say, she pointed out that I was the "Card Lady" and she did not get a card from me!  This is the card she will get when she comes into town on June!

The brim of the hat is held closed with two small pieces of velcro.  Here is the inside~

For detailed instructions on how to make this project and for more inspiration from the amazing Design Team, please check out Heartfelt Creations' blog

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

Lee Ann  :)

Hearfelt Creations Products used-
Open Vintage Floret Precut Set HCPC 3500
Striped Sun Kissed Fleur Precut Set HCPC3534
Script Aster Background Precut Set HCPC 3497
Leaf Medley Precut Set HCPC 3405
Burlap Background Precut Set HCPC 3515
Vintage Floret Dies HCD 727
Decorative Flower POt Die HCD 732
Sun Kiss Fleur Die HCD 734
Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilities

Other Products used-
 Stampin' Up So Saffron, Real Red, Wisteria Wonder. Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White cs; Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake Regal Rose, Crumb Cake ink; Memento black ink, pearls, dimensionals, embroidery floss, Velcro Fasteners

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