Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Joy Clair Calendar Fun and Christmas Nativity with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with my post using Joy Clairs Calendar Fun and Christmas Nativity sets from the November 2017 release. Let me tell you I was so excited to get these two sets, I could not wait to get to work.


 First thing I did was to cut my card stock to 4.25 x 5.5 and using my Stamp Press I stamped out the frame 12 times. I Then laid out the days of the week and stamped them out for each, and then the months. Following that using a 1" square block I stamped out each of the dates, while it was quite tedious, I did it.
Once this was complete I stamped out the birthday hat images in Pink or Blue depending on male or female birthday. I also used the wedding rings for anniversaries, and then certain holidays with their particular icons. I followed that up with pattern paper that would match each months theme.
The pages were all trimmed down and fit in a plastic CD case which will sit on my desk.
My next project was the Nativity set. I knew this I wanted to be a 3d type card and I think I made it work :) I started with Brown Recollections 110 lb card stock and made a Z fold. I used another piece to make the galaxy background with distress oxide inks. I stamped out all the images and used my Scan n Cut to leave a slight offset around each image.
A Lawn Fawn die was used to make the hay out of craft paper. Memento markers were used to color the images.

This works well with our challenge this month, of making it pop/add dimension, so please be sure to stop by that post and get in the fun as well.

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Quick Quotes Beachy Christmas

Greetings Quick Quotes friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a wall art I made for Quick Quotes.

Using a stencil that came in my package a few months ago when we did a collaboration with Clear Scraps, I was finally able to put this stencil to use. First thing I did was cut a sheet of Windsong 12x12 in half and then affixed the stencil using washi tape so it would not move around on me. Of course I forgot to take a photo of that. 
Moving along I used a combination of Evergreen and Seafoam Powderpuff Chalk Inks to stencil in the trees. I then used Buttercup to stencil in the Sun Flakes... ok, remember now this is Florida and it does not snow. After removing the stencil I chalked in the land drift using Warm Sand, and then I remembered to take a photo...

I cut this piece to size and then used a piece of my still favorite paper pack Adventure Awaits to be the back up. I searched through my stamps looking for Santa and the reindeer which I could not find so I found the image as a sticker. The sentiment is from Skipping Stones Christmas Swirls and with that my project was complete. I really hope you enjoyed my project. 


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Friday, December 8, 2017

Loving Coffee with Skipping Stones Designs

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with my inspirational entry for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017!


Looking at the Coffee Volume #2 stamp set I decided to go with a fairly clean and simple design. 
 I started with cutting an A2 background card with Brown cardstock, I then used kraft color cardstock and a woodgrain embossing folder to give texture. I used Project Life cards in Cocoa and Creme colors as my base, and then stamped/cut the Coffee Cup image from white, and colored with Red and Green Prismacolor markers. I used foam tape to add the coffee cup to the base, while the rest is added using double stick tape. A double wind of tan/white bakers twine tied in a knot finished this card off. The sentiment and cup were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and all paper is Recollections 110 lb weight except the project life cards which were cut to size in a pack.


Winter Coffee Fun with Joy Clair Stamps 2017

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Greetings friends and fellow crafters. It is that time of year again... the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Once again Joy Clair is a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Hop and I am sharing my post using one of the stamp sets from Joy Clair. 

I could not decide which image I wanted to share, so I am adding both. I used Joy Clair Christmas Coffee Stamp Set and background paper from a 6x6 Pebbles Paper Pack called Girl Squad. I knew this was going to be perfect. I also used a couple of the Gingerbread Kids from the Merry Merry Ephemera pack.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mama Makes Stamps Make A Wish With LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with Mama Makes, using another stamp set from the "Chrly" collection called "Make A Wish".
As you will see I did not make a card this time, I went with a tag because this stamp set is so large the image would not fit on my normal US sized a2 card base, it took some creative doing to work it so my stitched tag was even long enough. 


  • I started with an 11" x 4.25" sheet of Recollections 110 lb card stock. 
  • I used my Tonic Stamp Press to stamp out the image and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
  • I used a tag die from Die Cuts and More and first cut the top half using my Big Shot, then stopped, adjusted the die down some, and put it through the big shot starting at the bottom end, this way I was able to extend the length further than the original size of the die.
  • I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: MB2/MB3 for the hair; YB2 for the pants and PV1/PV2 for the shirt/bra.
  • The final touch was having fun with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I totally blame Loti for my new found love. I did not have any Nuvo and had resisted until there was a bottle in my Design Team package, well played my dear. I used the Nuvo to simulate confetti to match the sentiment on my tag. Nuvo Crystal colors used : Pale Gold, Liquid Mercury, Bubblegum Pink and Wisteria Purple. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and please be sure to follow Mama Makes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tape Technologies Luster Vinyl with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project I made using Luster Vinyl from Tape Technologies.
I have to say every month I love this more and more. Each month we have the opportunity to work with a different vinyl type and bring our projects to you, and each one is more impressive than the previous. 

This month, with Christmas coming fast, I decided to make a place for my grandchildren. This plate can be used for years to come and bring happy memories each year. 

Khristian is 3 and Juliet is only 1, but the memories of this plate each year as they make cookies with mom and dad and leave them when going to bed, and the crumbs left behind when they wake up will never be forgotten. 

Using the Software that came with my Brother Scan N Cut I used First Grader Font to type out the words, arranged them on the screen so the least amount of vinyl would be used in order to have less waste. I sent the design to cut and then was able to weed the project without issue. I then was able to use the transfer paper to pick up the design and place on the plate easily, rub it down and remove the transfer paper. This Luster vinyl has such a shine to it that I love, and it even shows in the photo. 

Here is a color chart with the colors available in this great vinyl. For my project I used the Bright Green 902 and 
Red 904.


Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects as well, they are all awesome.


Happy Holidays Everyone, see you back in 2018!!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Joy Clair December-January Challenge with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my inspiration entry for the Joy Clair December-January Challenge.
This image is what we were given to work with for inspiration along with the technique of Make it Pop Up/ Dimension. I hope you enjoy what I came up with. I was also assigned the Dog Gone Christmas stamp set to work with for this challenge.

For my entry I brought out the "Fall Leaves" stamp set that was released in August 2017.

  • To make my project I went into my stash to find some paper I had not used in a while. The base and back panel is made with Recollections 110 lb cardstock. The back panel paper is some that I bought from Oriental Trading a couple years ago and the argyle design paper is from DCWV. 
  • I stamped the images of the dog, gift bone, dog house and cap with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut with my scan n cut. I used various Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color my images, and finished off the touches with a Marvy Uchida Snow Marker. I used my heat tool to warm it up to add dimension. 

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Prize: Two gift cards of $25 each from Joy Clair Store.
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