Thursday, December 31, 2020

New Year, New Release from Impression Obsession!

Hello and Happy New Year!  

I am excited for a new year and excited to officially be a member of the Impression Obsession Stamps Design Team.  If you came from Laura Williams's blog, you are in the correct place.  If not, head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for the start of the hop.  

Each day ( Jan 1st and Jan 2nd), you will find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event- so, the more blogs you comment on during the release hop, the more chances you have to win!   You can comment until Jan 4th at 11:59pm, CT.  Winners will be announced Tuesday, Jan 5th on the Impression Obsession blog.  

Love is in the air with this release!  I fell in love with this gorgeous heart and floral~

The stamp, Floral Heart, H20902, was stamped with IO Black Ink onto Arches watercolor paper.  It was then painted with Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  I let the image dry well and then masked off the image and sponged white ink through a stencil on the watercolored background.  Once the ink was dry, I stamped the sentiment,  I Love You, C17308, in the IO Black Ink using my MISTI.  I am linking this card up to The Krafty Chicks Challenge, Anything Goes. as well as ModSquad Challenge Blog, Anything Goes.   

If you are looking for a great image for CAS design (and great for masculine Valentines cards), Triple Heart Love, G20903, is your perfect image.  

After stamping the image with IO Black Ink on kraft paper, I colored the hearts in with Prismacolor Pencils.  A few sequins later, and done! 
 PS-Prismacolors are at a great price right now- the 72 set is 63% off of list price! 

The new stamps are available NOW!  You can find them all HERE.  

Your next stop is Lynda Pleckan with some gorgeous inspiration for you!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop! 

Lee Ann  

You Light Up My Life and a Give Away!

 Hello and Happy New Year Everyone!  

I suspect most of us will be ringing in the new year in our own homes this year.  That works for me as I will likely by crafting, lol!  

I just want to thank everyone for all of your visits to my blog and all of your sweet comments.  Your support means so much to me.  Blogs seem to be taking a back seat to other types of social media so if you are still in blogland, thank you! 

So yes, you all Light Up My Life!  If you all weren't here there would really be no point to blogging.  

I used the sweet little light bulb image from the My Punny Valentine from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I love a good punny card!  I had this wonderful yellow sunburst panel in my stash that I made quite some time ago and it was perfect for the light bulb.  I die cut out a circle from the panel using the Wacky Stitched Circle Dies from IO Stamps. 
For a little extra interest, I added a strip of red cs between the circle and the rest of the background panel and then popped the circle up on dimensional tape.  While you cannot see it in the picture, I covered the light bulb with Glossy Accents.  

Chance to win!
If you have gotten this far, I want to thank you by giving you a chance to win a gift from me.  I have stamping goodies that I have dupes of, have never used or just plain have to much of and I would like to share some with you!  Please follow my blog if you do not already for a chance to win; leave me a comment that you have started following me.   If you are already a follower leave me a comment that you are a follower.  

Thank you so much for stopping by; wishing you a joy filled, healthy new year! 

Lee Ann  

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

So How do You Feel About 2020?


Happy New Year's Eve Eve!  

I know this is how a lot of people feel about the year 2020.  I did not have some of the trials and tribulations as others had, so my 2020 experience was not quite so bad.  That said, yucky things always manage to find their ways into our lives.  I have worked on relying on God more this year, rather than freak out every time something did go wrong.  Although I did freak out when the tree guy fell out of my tree!  He survived by the way, and is doing fine after surgery to fix things up.  

Anywho, I am cautiously looking forward to 2021, not to necessarily leave 2020 but for that clean start that we get at the beginning of every new year.  I don't anticipate it to be smooth sailing, I actually think it may not be much better or better at all than 2020, but I do know that no matter what, God is always in control and I need to lean into Him.  

I had this idea pop into my head when I saw the Make a Wish Stamp Set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  

I kept things CAS and simply stenciled a background for my emoji.  Mr. Emoji is colored with Copics (facial features added by me), fussy cut out and popped up on dimensional tape.  That fab sarcastic sentiment is from the A Little Snarky Stamp Set.  

Here is the stamp set with image that I created the emoji from~

So what do you think?  Thumbs up or too much gross boy humor?  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week and a Happy New Year!

Lee Ann 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Jolly Ol' Snowman

 Hello. Hello!  

Less than two weeks til Christmas, All!!!  Hard to believe, no?!!  

Today's card is for Impression Obsession's Old is New day.  

I just love this adorable Jolly Snowman looking up to the sky.  I paired him with a bunch of dies to create my winter white scene.  I used the Evergreen dies, Birch Tree Die, Hill Landscape Layer Dies and the Small Snowflake Die Set.  The background was embossed with an old embossing folder of falling snow.  I added the Joy to the World Sentiment which seemed perfect for this jolly guy; it was stamped with the IO Black Ink.  

I am linking him up to Christmas Card Throwdown~

And Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Ice Cold.  
And lastly, In(k)spire Me Challenge- stars or snowflakes  

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann  

December Blog Hop with Sweet n Sassy Stamps!

 Hello All!  

Welcome to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps December Blog Hop.  Hop along with us as we share inspiration using the December release.  Leave comments along the way on the designers' blogs for your chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps shop.  Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog Wednesday, December 23rd.  

Punny Valentines!  What's not to love about punny Valentines!  And what's not to love about the new My Punny Valentine Stamp Set.  

This grater is ca-ute!  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I used the same layout and colors on both cards- the card size is 4.25 x 3.75 inches.  I stamped a background on the card on the right using Versamark ink, though it is hard to see it in this photo.  The card on the left has a stenciled background.  I just love how these turned out!  

The Vintage Romance Stamp Set is another winner illustrated by Jenn Nilsson.  I just adore the unique locket image.  I have never seen this image as a stamp before, have you?  

It seems I always need more masculine valentine cards as I work in a school and the teachers like to get cards for their hubbys.  So, I got out an embossing folder and some Neenah Desert Storm cs for my background panel and after coloring the heart and key images with Copics and fussy cutting them out, popped them up on dimensional tape.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  A sprinkling of black sequins finish the card.  I am linking this card up to a new to me challenge, Let's Squash It!  

Check out the rest of the team's inspiration and don't forget to leave some love along the way for a chance to win a gift voucher to the snss store!  

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Vintage Romance

 Hello Everyone!  

While I am still making Christmas cards, I am sneaking in a general card made with the new Sweet n Sassy Stamps set, Vintage Romance.  While it is great for Valentines Day or Anniversaries, I found the perfume bottles to be quite versatile.  I made this card for my mom.  

I challenged myself to use pastel colors- I am really not good at keeping things light and, well, pastel.  The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI,  colored with Copics and fussy cut out; yes, even  around the flower petals, lol.  I count on my Cutter Bee scissors to get into the tiny areas; they are the only detail scissors I have ever used.   Figuring out the background was the tough part.  I ended up with a light aqua cs and debossed it with the Altenew Dotted Swirls Cover Die.  For a little added interest, I added a strip along the bottom that I found in my stash; it was used to pick up left over distress ink on my craft mat that had been used for the smooshing technique.  Sometimes the 'junk' is the prettiest stuff!  The card was finished off with my all time favorite sequins, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins.  

Almost forgot the sentiment.  It is from the Time Well Spent Stamp Set.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Lee Ann  

Saturday, December 12, 2020



It's the weekend, and boy is it needed.  I am still working on Christmas cards, though I do need to start getting some in the mail if they are going to get to their destination before Christmas!  Anyone else still working on Christmas cards?  

When it comes to Christmas, the most iconic image is the Nativity.  This precious stamp, Born This Day, from Sweet n Sassy Stamps takes the number one spot for my Christmas stamp sets.  

Sweet, simple and powerful.  This card got a watercolored sky- I used my Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders and followed along with what I learned from an artist I follow on IG, ArtbyPanza.  Watching her create her night skies mesmerizes me.  I tried it on a smaller scale for this card and I am pretty happy with it.  The stars are done with watered down white acrylic paint as well as a white Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen.  The Christmas star is heat embossed with Gina K Fine Detail Gold ep and the image is colored with Copics.  The die is an old PTI die and I think it is retired.  There is a similar one here.  

The There's a Stamp for That Challenge Group challenge this week is either snowman OR CAS.  As I am in need of Christmas cards, I chose CAS.  We hope you will join us!
I am linking up to Krafty Chicks Challenge for their Christmas challenge.
Inkspire Me Challenge is all about stars this week- I have a lot of them!
Christmas Card Throwdown, you can pick any challenge from the past year.  I chose 'Window', challenge from March.  
Lastly, at the ABC Christmas Challenge, this week it is Y or Z.  Y is for 'Your Favorite Things'.  This is my favorite Christmas stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann  

Other Links

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Gina K Uniball Signo White Gel Pen 

Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

CAS Christmas

 Hello All!  

Seems we are barreling towards Christmas with no breaks in sight!  Wow, I anticipated this month flying but not quite this fast!  I am so glad I started decorating before Thanksgiving; I think I need to make that a yearly thing.  I certainly have been able to enjoy the decor more this year and feel less stressed.  

I haven't sent a single card out yet- yikes!  I don't even know if I have enough to send out, so I whipped up a quick CAS card using the sketch from CASE This Sketch.  

Here is the sketch~

I did some scoring for the solid lines on the background panel.  I used a tried and true Sweet n Sassy Stamp Set, Christmas Silhouettes.  If you need fast and easy, this is it!  The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Stamp set; this set has a great assortment of Christmas sentiments in different fonts. 

A few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins add a bit of sparkle.  

The colors  are from the Sunday Stamps Challenge~

And, as this is a super easy and quick Christmas card, I am linking up to AAA Challenge~

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann  

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A Bit of Romance

 Hello Everyone!  

To say I am excited that it is December 1st would be an understatement!  I love Christmas time and we are in full Christmas mode.  In addition to that, December brings a fantastic new release from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  Goodness, I love this set!  Perfect for Valentine's Day but great for birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother's Day... In other words, versatile! 

Vintage Romance- perfect name for this gorgeous set.  Have I said I love the images in this set?!  Isn't this gorgeous?!  The stamp has a key hole in it, but for this card, I masked it off.  But it is perfect for the "key to my heart' sentiment.  

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink an colored with Copics, then fussy cut out.  I used an old piece of paper in my stash that was actually stamped with bubble wrap!  Yep, great stamp to keep in your stash!  That was backed with a strip of red patterned paper and then matted on an embossed piece of kraft paper.  The sentiment strip is popped up on dimensional tape.  

I used the sketch from Case This Sketch for my card.  

I am also linking up to The Paper Players for their Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I used patterned paper, red, and coloring tool.  

That's it for me!  Check below for the December stamp release and the specials below! 

Lee Ann  

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

A Thrill of Hope

Hello All!  

I hope your Thanksgiving was relaxing, and spent with the people you love.  Now the chaos of the Christmas season officially begins!  I really need to up my Christmas card game; we have less than a month to go!  

As much as I do not like ink blending (I love the look, just not the process), I challenged myself to do just that for this silhouette style card.  

I used one stamp set- A Thrill of Hope- from Sweet n Sassy Stamps; you can save 20% on this set now through 11/30!  It is perfect for Christmas cards.  I sponged Distress Inks on Bristol cardstock.   The colors I used were Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire.  

So this is pretty self explanatory; blended the three distress ink colors with a Tim Holtz Blending Tool, used my MISTI to stamp the trees on the left, then the deer, and then the tree on the right.  The moon was stamped on white cs and fussy cut out.  I used a black Sharpie to color in the foreground.  And if you are a Sharpie fanatic, Dick Blick has this amazing steal- Sharpie Ultimate Pack, set of 45 for- wait for it- $34.09!!!

 The sentiment was stamped and then I spattered snow onto the card with watered down white acrylic paint.  All images were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  

Also, I linked up to a really great bargain on the MISTI tool.  My Sweet Petunia has a newer model, but they still have the original version in stock and it is only $30.00!  

And if you are still in Black Friday Weekend/Shop Small Shops mode, Simon Says Stamp has Saturday deals- spend $50 or more and get free shipping.  Spend $5 or more and Save $5.  

I used colors based on the cues from the Festive Friday Challenge- I used blue and purple.  I also used snowflakes and trees. 

I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes,
as well as The ABC Christmas Challenge; this month's challenge is Winter Wonderland.    

Lastly, this card is inspiration for the There's a Stamp for That Challenge over on Facebook.  It is a great challenge because you get to pick between two or three options each challenge.  Challenges run for two weeks.  You should check it out;  we would love to see you!   

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!  

Lee Ann  

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Vintage Hello

Happy Weekend All!!!!  

Phew!  This weekend could not come fast enough.  I think I am just excited about Thanksgiving week.  I plan on eating and crafting, 😄.  I think it is a pretty good plan!  

Today I am sharing a card made with an old but new set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  Not sure what it is about this old phone image, but I love it.  

These are so simple and yet striking with their contrasting black and white and pop of color.  They are from a set that has been released from the vault, Keep In Touch Stamp Set.  
Did I say how simple these were?  Stamped, cut out (I happened to have the old dies from back when snss carried dies) and popped up on the card panel.  The fun, oversized speech bubble is the Stitched Speech Border Die from IO Stamps.  This is a great set because there are actually two dies- your 'speech' can come from the right or the left!  

The sentiments are also in the same set, Keep In Touch.  The first sentiment was stamped in a great, rich black, IO Black ink, which is hybrid.  Great for Copics, great for water color!  
The second sentiment is stamped in Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  

Through November 26, you can save on sentiment sets and silhouette stamp sets from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, including this Keep In Touch Stamp Set.  Win Win!

I am linking up to The Krafty Chicks Challenge- CAS cards, 

as well as Time Out Challenges- these cards are super quick! 

That's it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Lee Ann  

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sweet n Sassy Stamps Turns 13 and November Blog Hop!

 Hello Everyone!  

A huuuuge CONGRATULATIONS to Korin and Sweet n Sassy Stamps as the company turns 13 this year!  We have been celebrating all month long.  How fitting is it that the November release have lots of fabulous birthday stamp sets!  Hop along with us for lots of inspiration and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps Store.  Winner will be announced November 25th on the snss blog.  

I started out with the fabulous Make a Wish Stamp Set

I love the timeless birthday images in the set and they are perfect for both women and men.  Makes those difficult to make masculine cards a little bit easier.  Here I stamped the icing in Inkon3 Fade Out No Line Coloring Ink, masked it off and then stamped the cupcake/wrapper in Fade Out Ink. The cupcake was then colored with Copics.  the cherry from the Summer Fruits Stamp Set was also stamped in Fade Out Ink and colored with Copics.  Everything was fussy cut out.  I trimmed the bottom of the cherry off and glued it to the top of the cupcake, giving it the appearance if being set into the icing.  I made it nice and shiny with Glossy Accents.  

The Happy BDay sentiment from the Make a Wish Stamp Set was stamped in Versamark ink on kraft cs;  I die cut a tag from the cs with the IO Stitched Tag Die.  

I created a mixed media background using red watercolors, a stencil and clear embossing paste.  I die cut a large circle out of this and used it for a background and to ground my tag.  Lastly, I added a 'tag' to my 'tag', lol.  I used the Celebrate sentiment from the Lots of Love Stamp Set, stamped it in black and cut out a rectangle.  I gave my 'tag' a finished edge by using a Border Stitching Die.  

Next up, I made a card that works  nicely for men!  

I stamped the slice of cake in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copics.  Next, I stamped the small candle, masked it off and stamped it again, repeating this until I had a cluster of candles.  I fussy cut the candles out, trimmed the bottom off and adhered them to the slice of cake, giving the appearance of them being stuck in the cake.  I have had this background in my stash for ages- the numbers and colors were absolutely perfect for the image.  I grounded the slice of cake with a black circle, then stamped the sentiment, which is from the fabulous Humorous Birthday Innies Stamp Set.  A few black and white sequins finish off the card.  

My last card uses the oh so fun A Little Snarky Stamp Set.  

Again, I pulled a stenciled background that I have had in my stash to make this card.  She was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I popped her up on dimensional tape and added a snarky sentiment.  3 sequins add a bit of shine.  
That's it for me!  Check out all of the other inspiration from the rest of the team.  Enjoy!
Lee Ann Barrett-You are here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy all of the inspiration!
Lee Ann  

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Christmas Poinsettias

 Hello, Hello!  

Today I am revisiting the gorgeous Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set.  This is a favorite of mine that I reach for again and again.  

I like to make my parents a special card for Christmas so given the popularity of the slimline card, I decided to go that route.  I used two shades of red Ken Oliver Color Bursts to color this monochromatic card.

I started out with a 10 x 4 inch piece of Canson Watercolor Paper.  I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on some Alizerin Crimson Color Burst Water Color Powder.  I used a large brush to move the color around and add water where needed.  I also sopped up some of the color with a paper towel as I did not want it too dark.  

Next, using my MISTI, I Stamped the poinsettias 3 times using Impression Obsession's fabulous Black Hybrid Ink Pad.  It is perfect for watercoloring.  You can color with Copics with it as well, though I have not tried that, yet.  I then painted them all, using the Alizerin Crimson as well as Cadmium Scarlet color bursts.  A little mixture of black, blue and purple color bursts was used for the shadows.  The panel was then cut down for a 8.5 x 4inch card.  

When the flowers were dried, I used Winsor and Newton white gouache that was watered down to make splatters.  The flower centers were filled in with a Uniball Signo white gel pen.  

The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set.  I used the IO Black hybrid ink pad for it, giving it a deep rich black color.   Both the sentiment and the image panel were matted with shiny gold wrapping paper.  Some sequins finish it off.

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Happy Holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Season's Greetings


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, -I know, I cannot believe it either- I am working on lots of Christmas cards.  

The Christmas season is here, all! 
I used the Sweet n Sassy Stamps Christmas Pine Stamp Set for this card, stamping in various shades of distress inks on Arches watercolor paper.  Before stamping, I spritzed the inked stamp with water. 
 I stamped the ornament from the Deck the Halls Stamp Set. and painted it with distress inks and Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  The sentiment and wreath on the ornament is from the super fun Vintage Van Stamp Set.  The sentiment, from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set, wreath and ornament are all heat embossed with Gina K fine detail Gold Embossing Powder.  
This week's challenge at There's a Stamp for That is Christmas, Winter Holiday or embossing.  We hope you will join us over in the FB group!  
I am linking up to the Krafty Chicks Challenge- Christmas, as well as Double D Challenge, Pine Trees/Pine cones

Thanks for stopping by!  

Lee Ann  

Friday, November 6, 2020

Jolly Christmas Cup


I am thrilled to be participating in the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  A HUGE thanks to Amy Tsuruta for organizing this biannual hop.  

I had so much fun with this card!  I combined a couple of stamp sets to get my gnome in a cup.   

I started with the In This Together Stamp Set from Sweet  n Sassy Stamps.  I masked out the flowers in the cup and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Once the cup was stamped, I masked it off and stamped the jolly, light untangling gnome from the Christmas Gnomes Stamp Set inside the cup.  Everything was colored with Copics.  

I am linking up to Festive Friday; I used a sentiment, stencil, patterned paper and baker's twine (ribbon).  Also linking up to Krafty Chicks Challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Lee Ann  

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Impression Obsession Old is New


Christmas is coming and Christmas card crafting is in full swing.  

I am using an older Impression Obsession Stamp, Snowy Branch Cardinal, that I found while perusing the store.  I love birds in general and this cardinal is just gorgeous!  You can see lots more inspiration from the design team using older stamps on the IO blog.  

The cardinal is colored with Copics and then fussy cut out.  I found a background in my stash, it's either distress inks (smooshing) or Ken Oliver colorbursts.  I thought it made a gorgeous background, so using the Cute Scalloped Rectangle dies, I die cut my background.  For added dimension, I used a falling snow embossing folder for the background mat and then added white branches, using the  Bare Branch die.  The beautiful 'Peace Script' sentiment finishes the card.  

Be sure to check out the rest of the inspiration over on the IO blog
Have a fabulous day! 

Lee Ann  

Monday, November 2, 2020

Over the River and Through the Woods

 Hello and Happy November!  

I don't know about you, but I am super excited for Thanksgiving.  Tradition is my jam so a full turkey dinner even if it is just for two is always on the menu. 
 And speaking of tradition, do you have certain songs that you associate with holidays?  How about Over the River and Through the Woods?  Oh my, that song is Thanksgiving to a t!  
This image and scene reminds me of that song;  Travelling to grandmother's house, which we always did as kids.  So many memories!  

I used the fabulous Vintage Van Stamp Set-gotta love the pumpkins!  I used distress inks and Ken Oliver Colorburst Watercolors to color the scene.  The van is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The trees were done using the Scene Silhouettes -Trees Stamp Set, inked them up with distress inks and then spritzed with water before stamping onto Arches Watercolor Paper.  Sentiment is from the Fall Remix-Autumn Splendor Stamp Set.  Did you notice the license plate?!

I am entering in the Paper Players Challenge, Turkey Time.  

As well as Tic Tac Toe Challenge~
I have used Everything but the wreath in the tic tac toe squares.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Lee Ann  

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Santa Bear

 Hello Hello!  

I got a chance to play this afternoon and made a Christmas bear.  I love how he turned out-he is my favorite bear and is super versatile.  He has been a birthday bear, an Easter bunny bear, and now a Santa bear.  

The Big Bear, from IO Stamps, was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and then colored with Copics.  I used a Signo White gel pen for the eyes.  

The adorable Santa Hat die was used with red and white cardstock.  I sponged red ink around the hat and added Wink of Stella to the white fluff of the hat.  The image panel was then die cut using the fun Crazy Stitched Die Set.  I used some patterned paper for a sentiment strip and die cut 'Ho Ho Ho' using the versatile Alphabet Typewriter LC die set.  

Join us at the There's a Stamp for That Challenge on FB.  Can you guess what this week's challenge is based on my card?  
I am linking up to Festive Friday Challenge #71.  I used patterned paper, sentiment and die cuts. 

Also linking up to Just Us Girls~ I think my letter die cuts qualify as words, if not, so sorry! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend, 

Lee Ann  

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Friday, October 30, 2020

A Poinsettia for Christmas

Hello All!  

I took a bit of a break  last month but am now back and ready to craft!  

With the Christmas season just around the corner, I have been making lots of Christmas cards.  One of my all time favorite stamps is Sweet n Sassy Stamps Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set.  

This extra large bloom ( I know it is really a small bloom with red leaves but hey, it sure looks like a flower) is just stunning!  I have stamped it on Arches watercolor paper with Versamark Onyx Black ink.  It is painted with my favorite watercolor medium, Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  The stunning sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set and is heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  

I colored the center of the flower with a white Uniball Signo gel pen.  I finished it off with some white and sparkle sequins.  

You still have time to snag this stamp and all of the other SnSS Christmas stamp sets on sale, 10% off through October 31st!  

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes,  as well as Krafty Chicks Challenge Anything Goes challenge.  Happy Birthday Krafty Chicks!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week! 

Lee Ann  

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 

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