Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mixed Media Morning Glories

 Hello and Happy Weekend!  

Mixed Media.  Love it or hate it?  I am loving it more and more.  I have two cards to share using the same stamp- Sympathy Morning Glories from snss- and mixed media.  One is CAS and one is not so CAS.


Starting with a piece of translucent Yupo and Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, I created a bright, pink, yellow and orange background.  Once dried, I stamped the image onto the Yupo using Versamark ink, then heat embossing with Gina K Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Lastly, I fussy cut the image out.  And I have to say, one must use a sharp scissors to fussy cut!  I have been using CutterBee Scissors for years, but did not realize how dull my scissor had gotten.  What a difference a new CutterBee Scissors made!  

The background panel was done with a stencil and translucent embossing paste.  I wanted texture and design, but I did not want it to compete with the flowers.  Bonus- it also gave it shine!


A red strip of cs was adhered to the background panel and then the flowers, ,which were mounted on a white cs circle were adhered on top of that with foam adhesive.  To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiment, from the Birthday Wordfetti Stamp Set, onto a thin strip of black cs and adhered it to the panel.  

I am linking up Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Happy Birthday and to Tic Tac Toe Challenge; I chose the middle downward row, flowers, FREE and any shape die (circle).


The second card is CAS but still mixed media~


The flowers were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics with a light hand- sort of.  I fussy cut it out and paired it with a circle die cut from a gel press print.  I decided to anchor the pieces in the bottom right corner of the card.  for texture, I added a white card front die cut to the background panel.  

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

Lee Ann  

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Die Cut Obsession with Impression Obsession

 Hello, Hello! 

We have set aside a day to share some fabulous, new Impression Obsession die projects.  Have fun checking out what the designers have made today.  You can find a list of DT participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  

My card today is rather unique.  I knew I wanted to use the Labrador Die and at first thought I would pair it with a humorous sentiment.  Then as I got to putting the card together, I came upon 1 of three backgrounds I had made using alcohol inks and the new Ornate Flourish Stamp.  Then I got to thinking of the loyalty of man's best friend and I decided to pair him with the The Way You Are Sentiment


 For the background, I made an alcohol ink background with greens and blues.  To get the Ornate Flourish image, I stamped the image with Alcohol Lift Ink onto the alcohol ink background, then transferred that ink to a piece of white cs.  

The sentiment was stamped with IO black Ink.  The Labrador Die was die cut from light grey cs and then colored with Copics.  I used a Google image for reference.  I really like to pull up reference photos when coloring as I really like realism.  The tongue and collar were die cut from white cs and colored as well.  The dog was assembled and added to the card front.  His nose, tag and tongue were coated with Glossy Accents.  

I am linking this card up to The Tic Tac Toe Challenge- I used 'coloring', 'Free' and 'Layers'.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Lee Ann  


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Let 's Have Cake!

 Hello Everyone! 

It's wedding season!  Anyone else here love a good piece of wedding cake?!  I know I do.  We have a little cafe near the house that makes the best cake-much like wedding cake- and I cannot get enough of it, much to the chagrin of the scale.  Anywho, Sweet n Sassy Stamps has a couple of fabulous wedding stamp sets out and one has this fab wedding cake.  


I used the sketch from Global Design Project and the colors from Color Hues~


The image, from the Just Married Stamp Set, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I tried to go pastel- it is so not easy for me; I added some patterned paper for more color and pattern.  I ran the edge of the thin pink strip of cs through some Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Gina K Designs gold embossing powder.  

Pink and gold embellishments finish off the card.  

This is the Just Married Stamp Set.  Check out that adorable Love Bug! 



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Spring!
Lee Ann  





Monday, April 5, 2021

Day Two of the Impression Obsession April New Release Blog Hop

 Hello and Welcome Back to the second day of Impression Obsession's April New Release Blog Hop.  

If you came from the Impression Obsession blog, you are in the right place.  If not, head over to the blog to start the hop.  Each day (April 5th and 6th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession blog.  We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates, so the more you comment on the design team blog posts (one comment per DT member post per day) the greater your chances of winning! 

All comments for each of the blog hop days will be open until Monday April 12th at 11:59pm.  All winners will be announced on the IO blog on Tuesday, April 13th.  

The first card- goodness, these stamps are so amazing.  I have used Budding Bloom, Hibiscus Bloom 1, and Leaf for this floral bouquet.  


I did some no-line water coloring with them, using InkOn 3 Fadeout Ink and Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  

The images were then fussy cut out.  I used a gel press print for the background and die cut it with a circle from the Scalloped Stitched Circles.  The sentiment, Seven Billion Smiles, was stamped in IO Black Ink and cut into a rectangle sentiment.  It was popped up on foam tape.  Sequins finish the card. 

Next up, The wonderfully cheerful and happy Hello Rainbow.  


This was stamped on Neenah Solar White CS and colored with Copics.  I added rainbow colored banners to the bottom of the image panel using the Stitched Tag #5 Die Set.  A few enamel dots finish the card.  
All of the new stamps are available now! You can see them HERE.  

Next up on the hop is the talented Lynda

Thanks for stopping by, 

Lee Ann  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Day One of the Impression Obsession April New Release Blog Hop!

 Hello and welcome to the Impression Obsession April New Release Blog Hop!  

If you came from the Impression Obsession blog,  you are in the correct place.  If not, head over to the
 Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.  Each day (April 5th and 6th) you can find
a list of participants on the Impression Obsession blog.  We will be giving away THREE
Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates-the more you comment (one comment per blog post per day) the greater your chances of winning!
All comments for each of the hop days will be open until Monday, April 12th, at 11:59pm.  
Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 13th on the Impression Obsession blog.  

This first card uses a really beautiful stamp by Dina Kowal, Bee Collage.  


The image was stamped with IO Black ink on water color paper.  My favorite Ken Oliver 
Colorbursts were used to watercolor the image.  I am trying to bring back torn paper, lol.  
I water colored more water color paper with the same colors, tore the edges and layered them.  
To finish the card, I stamped 'love' from the Gracefully Grateful Stamp Set and die cut it with the bitty tag from the Tea Cocoa Die Set and added it to a twine bow.  
I am linking this card up to Fusion Card Challenge where I was inspired by both the inspiration photo and the sketch.  
 


Next up, these  GORGEOUS slimline Anemones.
  

I love that these flowers are all separate, allowing you to arrange them how you want.  I 
started with the  middle flower, stamping it in IO Black ink on water color paper.  Then I masked it and stamped the smallest flower.  That was masked and I stamped the tallest flower.  All were water colored with yep. you guessed it, Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  Detail was added to the flower centers with a Pigma Micron Pen.  A few black sequins finish this card. 

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

Next up on the hop is the talented Lynda.  

Enjoy the hop! 

Lee Ann  

Friday, April 2, 2021

Spring Gnomes

 Hello Friends!  

It is April and Easter weekend already.  Before Easter is here and gone, I had to share these adorable Easter Gnomes!  I used the chocolate bunny hold gnome on this card because, well, CHOCOLATE!  


The gnome was die cut out and all of his parts colored with Copics, then glued together.  I gave him a flower field to enjoy his chocolate in; I used the versatile Meadow Floral Stamp Set, which is actually a slimline stamp, but works equally well on a regular A2 sized card.  In the foreground I used the slimline Grass Set.  

I placed my gnome on the card and added some bits of grass using the Sm. Grass Border Die.  The panel was added to a kraft card base and embellished with various strips of cs.  Stitching detail was added to the light pink cs with the Border Stitching Die.  Lastly , the sentiment from the Some Bunnies Stamp Set was stamped in IO Black Ink.  

I am linking up to~


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!  
He Has Risen! He Has Risen Indeed!

Lee Ann  

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Sweet n Sassy Stamps and Hippie Vibes

 Hello!  

It's April and Sweet n Sassy Stamps just released the most adorable 
wedding themed stamp set, Just Married.  


Doesn't this remind you of the old Disney movie, The Love Bug?!  So so cute!  I was inspired by the sketch at The Paper Players; it was perfect for my Beetle image. 


The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White CS.   I colored it with Copics and then fussy cut it out.  

The two narrow panels were the perfect representation of a road, so a piece of black CS with a thin strip of white dividing it was added.  The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  Gotta love that font!  A few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins finish the card. 

I am also linking up to Krafty Chicks Challenge- Stamp Act.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!  

Lee Ann  

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Old is New with Impression Obsession

 Hello All!  

Spring has finally arrived.  Can I get an Amen!?!!  While it was fairly mild, this winter seemed to drag on!  

Today the Impression Obsession Design Team is giving some love to older IO stamps. You can see the list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  

 It seemed to be a perfect time to get out this absolutely adorable Garden Bunny.  I do tend to gravitate to realistic images so this cutie was right up my alley.  


The image was colored with Copics on Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I stamped a sentiment from the oh so adorable Some Bunnies Stamp Set.  Then I gave the bunny a little greenery to rest on- I used the Hill Landscape Layers Dies for this and then added in some grass with the Small Grass Border Die.  3 sequins finish it off!  

I am linking up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge- I have used die cuts, green and leaves, as well as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.  Lastly, I am linking up to Inkspirational Challenge for their Fur or Feathers Challenge.


 

Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for more inspiration from the team~  

Thanks for visiting,

Lee Ann  


Monday, March 29, 2021

Loose Lotus

 Hello and Happy Monday! 

Spring break is over and it is back to work over here, but I know a lot of states are just starting their spring breaks.  If you are just starting yours, enjoy! 

I have a super loose Lotus card using the new Lotus Flower 1 and Lotus Flower 2 from Impression Obsession.  


I started out by using Tim Holtz watercolor paper and distress inks in pinks and corals-Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, and  Abandoned Coral and used the smooshing technique.  I tried to keep the color mostly to the bottom left corner of the card.  Once I was happy with the color distribution and it was good and dry, I stamped the images with a darker ink.  

I used Copic markers carefully and sparingly to better define the flowers.  Because distress inks react to water, I was able to moisten some of the ink around the flowers and dab off some color to lighten it up and better define the edges of the flowers.  I finished off the flowers with a white gel pen on the flower centers.  The sentiment, Feel Better Soon, was stamped with IO Black Ink using my MISTI.  A few dew drops finish off the card. 

These loose lotuses are a lot different than the meticulous ones HERE, but I like them both just the same.  

And speaking of lotuses, is there a difference between lotus and water lilies?  

Have a wonderful Monday, All!

Lee Ann  

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Easy Alcohol Ink Swatching

 Hello All!  

Just popping in with a quick post about getting organized!!  OK, who am I kidding?  I will never be organized!  But I am trying.  I tend to avoid swatching of ink colors, but I was having a hard time with alcohol inks as you really can't tell their true colors in the bottle.  

Then along came this cute little die, the 3 Rectangle Frames Die from Impression Obsession.  I also came across some old photo paper that needed to be used up.  So, my rectangles became swatches.  


The best part?  with each die cut I got three swatch tags, not just one!  So time saved=WIN! 
Plus, I am just downright impatient with this sort of thing, so speeding things up is a positive for me.  
I colored each rectangle with alcohol ink and then just labeled the backside of the tag.  Once they were complete, I punched a hole in the top of each rectangle and put them on a binder ring.  


I am so tickled with how this turned out!  



Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous and blessed week and we enter Holy Week!

Lee Ann  


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Springtime Critters

 Hello and happy Saturday! 

It is another beautiful day here; I was just looking at the lawn and realized it needs to be mowed!?!  How did that happen??  And Easter is in a week!  I love this time of year.  


And certainly babies always seem to be a part of spring, especially those animal babies!  I used the most adorable set, and yes, you have seen it a lot lately, for this card.  Hoppy Spring has both the bunnies and the chicks.  And the eggs if you so desire.  

The chick was stamped and then masked and the bunny then stamped to get my chick standing on the bunny's head.  They were fussy cut out, along with an additional chick.  The background was sponged with distress inks and then I sponged light clouds using Hero Arts White Unicorn Ink and the Puffy Cloud Stencil from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I sat my bunny and chick in some grass that was die cut and then sponged with distress inks using the Fence and Grass Die Set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

The sentiment was pieced together using a couple of different sets and the new Blessings Die.  The word baby is from the Sweet Little Lamb Stamp Set.  

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Spring Mood Board.  

The next card is simple and sweet, using a chick from the Hoppy Spring Stamp Set and the Fern Background Stamp.  


The background was done using a Jennifer Mcguire technique in which I stamped lots of words from various stamp sets onto my yellow cardstock using White Unicorn Ink.  I used my MISTI to do this, placing all of the words in the MISTI at the same time.  This allowed me to make several backgrounds in different colors.  Once the ink was dry, I did some tone on tone stamping with the Fern Background stamp.  

With the background complete, I die cut a circle from the panel, then added a black ring and the image panel with the sentiment and chick standing on the sentiment behind the panel circle.  The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped with Versafine Black Ink.  For a list of the stamps I used for the background panel, see the list below.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope spring is in your neighborhood as well!  

Lee Ann  

Stamps used for yellow background panel~

Happy Mail
So Thankful
Springtime
Sentimental Mash Up
Birds and Blooms
Sweet Little Lamb
Precious Poppies
Beautiful Birds
In This Together
Just Be

Friday, March 26, 2021

Easter is on It's Way!

 Hello Everyone!  

It is spring break here, and I have been enjoying getting things done around the house (if enjoying that is even possible!).  And out weather.  It.  Has.  Been.  Beautiful!  And the daylight savings thing happened.  

Spring is officially here!  And Easter is right around the corner.  I am looking forward to celebrating our risen Lord and Saviour!  I did have to sneak in some more bunnies though.  These bunnies from Impression Obsession- oh my goodness.  They are so stinking' cute!  Some Bunnies just had to fall into my cart.  


These cuties were colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I created a fun little scene in a soft pink and brown color palette.  The slimline stamp, Wildflowers, was the perfect backdrop for these sweeties.  I stamped the flowers in Frosty Pink ink from Altenew.  I added grass using the slimline Grass Set stamps, stamping it in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from the same Some Bunnies Stamp Set.  I added a few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins to finish the card.  

I am linking up to Inkspirational Challenge - Fur or Feathers, as well as Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark and The Mod Squad Challenge, Springtime Bunnies.   


Thanks for 'hopping' in!  

Lee Ann  

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Sweet n Sassy Stamps March New Release Blog Hop!

 Hello, and welcome to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps March New Release Blog Hop.  

We will be giving away a $25 gift voucher to one lucky person.  Comment on the blog posts along the way to enter the giveaway.  The more blogs you comment on, the greater your chances of winning!  The winner will be on the SNSS blog on March 24th.  

There are so many great stamp sets in this release, but Hoppy Spring has my heart.  This bunny is just the cutest! 


This cutie was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  If you do not like to fussy cut, there is a Hoppy Spring die set available as well.  I layered him on top of the wreath from the Flower Garden Stamp Set that had been colored with Copics and fussy cut as well.  

I wanted a mixed media background.  I started by watercoloring a light turquoise background with my all time favorite, Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  Once that was dry, I used the snss Grunge Dots Stencil and translucent embossing paste over the watercolored background.  I let that dry while I worked on other parts of the card. 

Once dry, I watercolored more turquoise and darker blue Color Bursts over and around the stenciled area.  Once dry, I adhered a sentiment strip across the card (You can see how I made the green strip HERE where I made the same panel in a coral color).  Next, I layered the wreath and bunny with foam tape over the sentiment strip. The sentiment is from the Love Wordfetti Stamp Set.   A few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins finish the card. 

I am linking this guy up to Addicted to Stamps and More- Make Your Mark and ModSquad Challenge- Springtime Bunnies.

The next card uses the same adorable bunny image, but is a baby card.  


One can never go wrong with plaid for a baby card.  I added a bit of detail at the top of the plaid panel by cutting a narrow strip of plaid paper off the top and then backing it with grey cs, leaving a narrow border along the top.  The strip was then popped up on foam tape.  I added a triangle of the same grey cs at the bottom of the plaid paper.  

The bunny was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I stamped the square from the Just Be Stamp Set in blue and fussy cut it out; I used it to ground the bunny.  The sentiment, from the Sweet Little Lamb Stamp Set, was stamped in grey on the plaid paper, using my MISTI to allow me to stamp multiple times for a crisp sentiment. 

I am linking up these cards to Darnell's  Twofer Card Challenge- 'Your Choice'.  


Last but not least, have you heard the news??  Sweet n Sassy Stamps is moving !!!  Korin has outgrown her office and will move to a retail location!  To help minimize the amount of stock that she has to move, she is having a moving sale!  Everything is 15% off (excluding bundles)!!! Check it out HERE!

Here is your hop list~

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop!

Lee Ann  



Impression Obsession March Favorites Blog Hop

 Hello, Hello!  Welcome to the Impression Obsession March 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!  

Today we designers are sharing our favorite projects from this month's release.  If you came from Laura Williams's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, head over to the Impression Obsession blog to begin the hop.  

We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags-so the more you comment along the hop (1 comment per designer's post) the more chances you have to win!  Comments will be open until Monday March 22nd at 11:59pm.  All winners will be announced Tuesday, March 23rd on the Impression Obsession Blog.  

This pot of flowers is the most darling image- it is the Big Flower Pot Stamp.  It paired perfectly with the Gingham Cover a Card Stamp and the Stitched Tag #5 Die.  



This came together so well-The black gingham really makes the flowers pop!  The Big Flower Pot was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  It was then popped up on foam tape on the black tag that had the sentiment heat embossed in white.  The sentiment is one of seven sentiments in The Skinny Clear Stamp Set.  

I am linking up to The Tic Tac Toe Challenge- I have used Die Cut, Flower, Colouring.

We hop you have enjoyed the hop!  If you did not start at the Impression Obsession Blog, head over there now to complete the hop! 

Lee Ann  

Mixed Media Bird

 Hello All!  

Today I have a bit of mixed media to share, using one of my go-to stamp sets from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  


I used the set Birds and Blooms.  The bird and floral branch were watercolored and then fussy cut out.  
The background was done using the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Speckled Egg.  I sponged Speckled Egg and various other colors on the background and then distessed with water droplets using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.  Next, I added ink using the direct to paper technique and then embossed it with Distress Embossing Glaze in Broken China.  I love the effect this created.  
The bird and branch are watercolored with whatever medium I had on my desk at the time and then they were fussy cut out and popped up on the card front.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and is from the Begin Again Stamp Set.  I am linking this card up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I used 'flower', die cut' and 'coloring'.  

My second card uses the same set, is more of my usual clean card with white space, but still is a mixed media card.  

I used a gel press print for my background circles; I have had it for a while and didn't want to use it because I loved the colors so much!  I bit the bullet and die cut several circles using the Wacky Stitched Circle Dies from Impression Obsession.  I stamped the floral branch from the Birds and Blooms Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then fussy cut it out.  The bird was watercolored with Ken Oiver Colorbursts, my favorite watercolor medium.  It was then fussy cut out.  I arranged all of the elements on a mini slimline card base.  The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set from snss.  Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink several times for complete coverage.  A few black sequins finish the card.  I am linking my card up to Fusion Card Challenge where I was inspired by the different shades of green and the circles.  


I am linking up to Darnell's Twofer Challenge.  This month it is 'Your Choice'! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann   


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Love Me Some Gnomes with Impression Obsession!

 Hello!  Hello!  

Today the Impression Obsession Team is having fun with dies!  Have fun checking out what the design team has made for you today.  You can find today's design team partipants on the IO Blog.  

 I so love the new gnome die and had to make it into a bit of a romantic!  


I die cut Sitting Gnome and then colored his bits and pieces with Copics.  I used the Free Spirit Dot Cover a Card background stamp- I just love the one little heart; it was perfect for this card.  I die cut the background panel with the Crazy Stitched Die Set.  

I stamped the sentiment, Hello Handsome, with IO Black ink and then die cut it out on a banner with the Stitched Tag Die Set.  

Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for more inspiration.  

Thanks for visiting!

Lee Ann  

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Just Ducky

 Hello!

Back with another spring themed card.  I am so enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps; it is showing in my crafting!  


Isn't he just the cutest??!!!  He (or she) is 'Just Ducky' from Impression Obsession Stamps.  I started by stamping the image with Scattered Straw Distress Ink on Canson Watercolor Paper.  I used a wet brush to move the ink around and loose the lines.  I repeated this process, using Wild Honey and Mustard Seed as well.  I dropped in a bit of Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.  My goal was to get loose watercoloring by stamping and moving the color around and then doing a final stamping with a darker color in the same family and calling it done.  However, there was way too much detail in the image for that look so I ended up inking it up with IO Black Ink once the watercoloring was dry.  

Once I had the black image, I played around a bit with the color, then got my Daniel Smith Watercolors out.  I added yellows, corals and oranges to the image.  Once I was happy with the duck, I painted in a blue sky background followed by grass.  When all was dry, I stamped one of my all time favorite sentiments- I Miss Your Face- in IO Black Ink.  

I am linking up to The Paper Players for their Spring is in the Air challenge~


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Lee Ann  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

CAS Chick

 Hello and Happy Weekend!  

I have a super quick and CAS share this morning using the adorable, Hoppy Spring Stamp Set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. 


The cute little chicks in this set are perfect for CAS cards.  This one is a OLC of kraft cs.  
The image was stamped using my MISTI with a white pigment ink initially and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I did not care for the look of the white pigment ink so I then over-stamped
 it with Versasfine Onyx Black Ink.  This was possible as I had kept the image in my MISTI 
so was able to go back and restamp.  The MISTI also allowed me to get perfect placement 
of the sentiment.  Don't you just love that font!?!  
To finish things off, I scored a border around the whole card front.  
I am linking up to a a couple of challenges.   







Have a wonderful Weekend, friends!

Lee Ann  


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Spring Has Sprung!

 Warmer temps, sunny skies.  Signs that spring really is coming!  The new release at Sweet n Sassy Stamps is full of fabulous spring goodies!  

My favorite is this adorable set, Hoppy Spring.  


Isn't he just the cutest??!!  I stamped the eggs first-I had a different idea for them that did not work, so on to plan B... They were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White CS and then fussy cut out.  Ditto for the bunny.  If you are not into fussy cutting, there is a die set available as well.  

To ground the bunny and eggs, I stamped a floral image from the Long Stem Silhouettes Stamp Set, using two different greens and doing first, second and third generation stamping. Then I added a sentiment strip that was colored in ombre fashion using Copics.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink in my MISTI so I could get perfect placement.  I used two different sentiments from the Hoppy Spring Stamp Set to get my sentiment.  Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins finish off the card.  I did add Wink of Stella to the eggs, but it does not show up in the photo.  

Hope I inspired you!  Thanks for stopping by, 

Lee Ann  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Day 2 of the Impression Obsession March New Release Blog Hop!

 Helloooo!  Welcome back!  It is Day 2 of our March Impression Obsession New Release Blog Hop.  If you came from Laura's blog you are in the right spot.  If not, head to the Impression Obsession Blog to start the hop.  

Each day (March 1st and March 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  We will be giving away THREE $25 Impression Obsession gift certificates for the event.  The more you comment through our release hop (1 comment per blog per day) the greater your chances of winning! 

All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, March 8th at 11:59 pm CT.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Flowers.  If you like flowers, we have them for you this month!  This Lotus Spray is magnificent!  


The image is colored with Copics and then fussy cut out (yes, I really did!).  I backed it with black and white striped paper above and black cs below.  The sentiment, Have Faith, is heat embossed with clear ep on the black cs.  A few black sequins finish the card.  

And we have some more fabulous dies~


I just love this Rustic Butterfly; it is sooooo detailed.  Initially, I die cut a butterfly out in white cs and left the pieces intact.  I then colored the yellow and orange parts of the butterfly with Copics.  I backed the die cut with a solid piece of cs to keep the die cut pieces together.  Lastly, I die cut the outline portion in black cs and adhered it over the colored die cut image.  

To ground the butterfly, I first water colored a light yellow and orange background on watercolor paper. Then I die cut the Three Rectangle Frames Die from gold paper and layered them over the water coloring.  I stamped the sentiment, Live for the Moments, in IO Black Ink and added a few gold sequins to finish the card.  

You can find all of the new release products HERE

Enjoy the hop!  Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win! 

Lee Ann  

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Impression Obsession March New Release Blog Hop!

 Hello and welcome to the Impression Obsession March New Release Blog Hop!

 If you came from Laura's blog, you are in the right spot.  If not, head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for the start of the hop.  Each day (March 1st and March 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  We will be giving away THREE $25 Impression Obsession gift certificates for the event.  The more you comment through our release hop (1 comment per blog per day) the greater your chances of winning! 

All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, March 8th at 11:59 pm CT.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.  

Dies, dies, and more dies!  Soooo many fabulous dies in this release.  

Gnomes.  You would have to live in under a rock to not know that gnomes are super popular right now.  This adorable Sitting Gnome Die is just stinkin' cute!  


I opted to die cut him out of white cs and color him with Copics.  He was paired with these cutie Mushrooms Dies.  I also used the Forest Die for the background.  I used a fun background panel made with watercolors to give the illusion of a sunset behind the trees.  I die cut an opening in the front card panel to create my scene in.  I used the Wacky Stitched Circle Dies for this.  

The sentiment is the Hello Sentiment and is stamped in IO Black Ink.   

This next die is my favorite die of the release-so tweet!


Meet Spring Bird!  Oh my goodness, he is just soooo cute!  I die cut him in white cs and colored with Copics, then paired him with the Spring Wreath Die and the Stitched Tag #5 Die Set.  

I added a bit of detail to my grey background panel with the Silhouette #7 stamp (leaves).  They are stamped tone on tone beneath the die cuts and light grey panel.  I finished the card with some sequins and the 'For Baby' sentiment.  

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Thanks for stopping and enjoy the hop! 

Lee Ann  

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Mixed Media Roses

 Good Morning!

Do you do loose coloring?  Honestly, the term should not even be a part of my vocab as it is so difficult for me!  I tried it on this beauty but as you can seen, loose did not really happen!


The image, Rose Banner Stamp from snss, was stamped on Arches watercolor paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I had a new coloring medium to try-Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers- with their vibrant colors, this was the perfect opportunity to give them a whirl.  

Once the flowers were colored, I tried a watercolor background but did not like how it turned out so resorted to my usual- fussy cutting.  I added a background I had in my stash which was made with acrylic paint.  White Windsor and Newton gouache splatters were added to the flowers and acrylic panel.  

The acrylic paint panel was layered on top of a white card base, embossed white panel and strip of turquoise cs.  The flowers were popped up on foam tape.  My favorite sequins, sss Moonshine sequins, finish the card!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann  

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Coffee to Go

 Hello, Hello! 

I have a quick card to share with that favorite theme, coffee!  


I started out the the 'I Like Big Cups' stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I stamped it on Neenah Solar White paper.  Then I stamped the Floral Background Stamp over the cup.  The cup was colored with Copics.  

The cup was fussy cut out.  A second lid was stamped and fussy cut out and popped up on foam tape. I cut the sleeve from corrugated paper.  

For the background, I cut 4 strips in coordinating colors to match the cup.  Each was stamped tone on tone with the Texture Tiles 1 Stamp set.  The sweet sentiment is from the Punny Love Stamp Set and was perfect for this image.  The trio of hearts are also from that set.  

Thanks for stopping by, 

Lee Ann  

Monday, February 22, 2021

Butterfly Trio

 Happy Monday All!  

Sounds like the sun is shining in many parts of the country, which is a great thing considering our weather of last week!  It is bright and sunny in the midwest and things are melting!

I  have a quick share today for the There's a Stamp For That Challenge over on FB.  Of the 3 options, I worked with the sketch.  Took me a while as my mojo went bye bye, but it is returning so here is my card.  I have used the sketch, compliments of Freshly Made Sketches.  We hope you will join us!


Here is the sketch I used~


As you can see, I rotated and flipped the sketch.  I watercolored some delicate butterflies from Impression Obsession, Butterfly Trio.  The images were stamped on Arches watercolor paper with IO black ink.  I used Arteza Watercolor Brush Pens to color them. 

After fussy cutting the butterflies out, I stamped them onto kraft paper, for a tone on tone background.  I found a piece of scrap paper that I used for the strip across the bottom.  The butterflies were adhered to the card and a sentiment, Happy Special Birthday, was stamped in IO Black ink.  A few sequins finish it off. 

I am linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More for the Any Occasion Challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a sunny, warm week!

Lee Ann  

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