Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February 2018 Love From Lizi Card Kit Unboxing

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with the February 2018 Love From Lizi Card Kit, unboxing video.

I am going to dig into this and start on my cards later today. This kit is great, the value of the kits over the price of the kit is amazing, and ships fast from the UK. So be sure to check it out. I'll be back in a day or two with my 10 cards from this kit video and blog post.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Who Needs Space with Evaney's Stamp Designs

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my latest project using Evaney's Stamp Designs. This week I used the Galaxy Pals Stamp and Die sets. 

The first thing I did with my background was to cut the 3 tabs using a Lawn Fawn die from their "Lift The Flap" collection.
I followed that up using distress oxides in Pink Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Wilted Violet I made splotches in various sections using my mini blenders. Once I had the initial layer the way I wanted it, I made an overcoat using Black Soot. I then used my distress sprayer and spritzed with water and let set to dry.
While my galaxy was drying, I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I then cut using the coordinating dies and my Big Shot. 
Once the background was dry, I used my embossing buddy, in the lower right section, I used Hero Arts "White Unicorn" pigment ink, and heat embossed using Clear Embossing powder.
I used double side tape to attach my panels, and once that was complete,  I used Nuvo "Red Poppy" ink to stamp the hearts in the center tab. 
I purposely let my images Black/White as I thought any color would clash with the background and I did not want to detract from the Galaxy. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Please be sure to check out the other fun products at the Evaney's Stamp Designs website. 

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Creative Minds with White Rose and Mod Squad "Rainbow" Challenge

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here representing White Rose Crafts.
With the start of the "Rainbow" Mod Squad Challenge, and White Rose Crafts being a new sponsor, I wanted to jump in and take part with my project.
I will have a process video up this weekend, as I have to edit it. However the steps taken were. 
Using Distress Oxides:
1. Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet I blended them on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper using Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools. I then used Distress Spritzer to add water. Tapped it with a paper towel and my main panel was ready. 
2. Using my Tim Holtz stamp platform, and "Random Thoughts" stamp set I stamped the sentiment on the rainbow panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then stamped the brush handles with GinaK Honey Mustard, and the brush tips with the blender pads to make the rainbow. 
After cutting the panel to size, I adhered to a black panel. 
3. I then adhered the panels to my card base using Nuvo liquid adhesive. 
5. A few Nuvo Jewel Drops (Strawberry Coulis, Limoncello, Key Lime, Sea Breeze, and Pale Periwinkle) around the panel finished off my card.

Please make sure you visit White Rose Crafts for your crafting needs/wants.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sending Hedgehugs from White Rose Crafts

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a clean and fairly simple card using the Sending Hedgehugs stamp set from Lawn Fawn. This and many other fun sets can be purchased at White Rose Crafts.
In order to make this card I first used a stitched circle die to cut out my red circle. I used double side Adhesive Sheets to adhere the circle to my light pink panel. I then cut the panel to 4"x5.25" and using a Darice Embossing Folder and my Big Shot I dry embossed that panel to use as my topper. 
From there I stamped the Hedgehogs using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored using Desert Sand and Rich Chocolate Memento Markers. I then used the matching Dies to cut out the images.
Using a Spellbinders rectangle die I cut a panel using white cardstock and stamped the "Sending Hedgehugs" sentiment using the same Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
All paper in this project is Recollections, the white is 110 lb, pink/red is 65 lb.

I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Please see the great products available at the White Rose Crafts online store.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Wild Big Hugs with Evaney's Stamp Designs

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a few Valentine's ATC size cards I made using Evaney's stamps. 

Using the Savanna Christmas set I stamped out the critters and used the coordinating dies to cut them out using my Big Shot. I then used Prismacolor Pencils to color the images and blended using Gamsol. 
I used a sheet of pattern paper from Crate Paper 12 x 12 pad for the bottom layer, and animal print from Colorbok as the top layer. 
I used my Stamp Press to position the stamps from the set for stamping with a Nuvo Poppy Red ink pad. I used a die from my stash (Recollections) to cut out the sentiment.
I honestly love the versatility of this set. Christmas, Valentines, and just fun cards in general mixed with other sentiments like Happy Birthday or Thinking of you. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Please be sure to check out the other fun products at the Evaney's Stamp Designs website. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tic Tac Toe with Kennedy Grace Creations

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my project inspiration for Kennedy Grace Creations using the Tic Tac Toe board. I sure would love to see you playing along and posting your projects over on our Facebook Fan page

Using the Tic Tac Toe board below, I went with a straight line down the left side using Die Cuts, Twine and Buttons. 
The stamp set I chose to use is Sing A New Song, not sure about you but I am ready for winter to be over. I am a Florida girl, and do not care for cold weather. And the last couple weeks has been too cold for my bones. So this stamp set made me happy for my favorite season of the year. 
First I stamped the tree image with the hanging bird house. I used masking fluid to mask it off and spritzed with Summer Sky Shimmer Spray from Imagine Crafts. I removed the masking fluid and went about stamping the remainder of my card topper.
I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the flowers, and the tree, and Memento Dandelion to stamp the sun.
I used Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand Memento Markers to color the tree, and Cottage Ivy with Pear Tart to color the leaves. The Bird House is Desert Sand, and Rhubarb Stalk. 
The sun is colored with Spectrum Noir FL3.
A bow made of twine to appear to be wrapping the tree, button brads for the flowers, and stitched dies for the land completed the requirements, then I went for one more square the rhinestones.

The idea for this card and the use of the "Thinking about you" sentiment, came about because just this week we had National Guard Troop 128 deploy overseas, and that always makes me think of the song "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" Some say the song is about a guy getting out of jail others say military, I just remember loving the song as a child and we had a ribbon out when my uncle came home from overseas.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and look forward to seeing what you have to make. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Drinking in 2018 with Tape Technologies

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my first post of 2018 with Tape Technologies. For January we are usign the UltraFX Vinyl which is so great that I knew up front a New Year's project was in order.
This  year we decided to keep it quiet, I was home in my craft room getting plans ready for 2018. I decorated these Champagne Flutes for my brother in law, sister in law, nephew, husband and myself using UltraFX Vinyl and my Scan N Cut.
This information is straight from the Styletech site:
"NEW Ultra FX colors are almost indescribable. The colors are unique, yet very appealing. The Glitter effect is great, but then… something more. Only seeing is believing."
I really wish you could see the effect in these glasses as it is amazing. 

I put Happy New Year on one side and 2017-18 on the other of each flute, and made little hang tags with each person's initial so we would not confuse our flutes. Now, my sister in law and I have the same first initial, so her tag is round while mine is square, and our husbands match ours.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, and see how easy it is to use this vinyl to make your own designer Champagne Flutes.

Happy 2018 and see you next month. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Need Hugs with Evaney's Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my first post with Evaney's Stamps
This little company is great and I was happy to be chosen as one of the designers for the first quarter of 2018. You will find a new post from me every Thursday through April. 
Today's post is using the stamp set Prickled. I was looking at the site and this set caught my eye as one I had to have, the characters are adorable and the sentiments allow for it to be used for various occasions. 
For my project I decided to make a shaker card. For my paper I used white 110 lb Recollections card stock as my base, 65 lb red for the first layer and 65 lb designer from a Valentine pack purchased last year as the top layer. 
I used the dies from the Christmas Celebration Die set to make the shaker element. First I cut with 110 lb Recollections white, then I cut with adhesive backed fun foam for the spacer layer. I used a circle die that was sized between the two layers to cut a piece of acetate to finish the shaker part. 
I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the Cacti, and colored using Memento markers. The Cacti is colored using Bamboo Sprout and Pear Tart. The pot is colored using Potters Clay and the water bottle is colored using Summer Sky and Bahama Blue. The hat I used Tuxedo Black and Ladybug Red for the flowers on the hat. 
I added some red sequins from Amuse Studio's and assembled my card. 
The sentiment banner is stamped using Memento Ladybug Red.

I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Please be sure to check out the other fun products at the Evaney's Stamp Designs website. 


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Love You Tons with White Rose Crafts

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my first post of 2018 and my first post as a first quarter guest designer with White Rose Crafts.
White Rose Crafts is an online store in Virginia, USA that carries a great variety of product, including some favorites from UK.
So, for my first project I decided to dig into my stash of stamps and find some I have had for a while but never used. It's a great thing to have product the company sells when you join their team as you can get started while waiting for your design team package.
ANYWAY... for todays project I used Lawn Fawn's Love You Tons stamp set.

Using Recollections 110 lb red card stock as the base topped with a layer of 110lb white, and a 65 lb sheet from a 6x6 Recollections paper pack called "Be Mine Valentine".
I stamped the Elephants with Memento Tuxedo Black and used the dies to cut them with my Big Shot. I then colored using my Memento marker in London Fog. I doubled up on the lines to add shading.
I cut a 1" x 4" piece of 110 lb white card stock, stamped the sentiment in Ladybug Red a well as the hearts at the beginning and end of sentiment and above the elephants trunks. The row of hearts under the sentiment is a strip from the paper pack.

I hope you liked today's project. I will be back again soon, with another project from White Rose Crafts.