Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scraptastic Kit - {Miss You Stamping}

Hey there, blog friends!!  Long time no post....I know, I know.  My trip to Montana was wonderful, but I was definitely ready to be home!!  Since then I've just been trying to get back into the swing of things. 

Awhile back I was asked to be part of the Scraptastic Kit Club design team, and this is my first month using the kits!  I am up on the blog today with fellow designer Roree, and we have issued a new challenge - create a Miss You card with one of the April stamp sets from Worth Wondering, Let Me Go, or This Life Noted.

I found inspiration for my first card from Sketch Saturday #305.  I loved the circle in it, and decided I wanted to use it with negative space.  I used a pink, mint & gold color combo....which has been one of my latest faves!!  I used the Worth Wondering Kit and Add-on on both of my cards today.  Check it out!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from light brown cardstock.
2. Cut three blocks of patterned paper, each one slightly smaller than the one before.
3. Diecut a circle from the top of the smaller block.
4. Stamp the world to the top of the middle block so it will peek through the diecut circle.
5. Layer all three paper blocks to the card front, popping the third one up with foam adhesive.
6. Add the diecut tags & tabs to the top & bottom of the circle.
7. Add the letter stickers to a chipboard speech bubble, then adhere to the right side of the circle.
8. Add the wood veneer "together" to the bottom of the card.
9. Accent the speech bubble with a fabric bow, then add enamel stickers to the card to finish.

For my next card I used the Viva la Verve April week 2 sketch, but just flipped the rotation of it!  I cut the flowers & leaves from one of the My Mind's Eye patterned papers in the kit, and I love how pretty they are!  They are easy to layer and add dimension to your card.
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from mint green cardstock.
2. Cut heart paper slightly smaller & adhere.
3. Cut three flowers & two leaves from patterned paper.
4. Layer the flowers, leaves & cork banner to the front of the card.
5. Tuck the flair into the middle of the flowers.
6. Stamp the sentiment to a striped paper strip, then cut a banner edge to it.
7. Tuck the two banners under the left side of the flowers, then add the "forever" arrow to it.
8. Add the diecuts to the upper left corner, then accent with a fabric bow.
9. Accent the card with enamel stickers to finish!

I hope that you'll join in with us for the challenge this week, and be sure to head on over & check out the blog post, because Roree's card is amazing!!

That is all I have for you today!!  I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Thursday!

Until later,
~L.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mama Elephant - {April challenge}

Happy Friday, blog friends!!!  Today I have a card to share with you for this month's Mama Elephant challenge!!

Isn't that a beautiful inspiration photo??  I used the Mama Elephant "True Friend" stamp set for my card, but turned it into more of a love card than a friendship card.  I combined it with the Glitz Design "77" collection, and this is what came of it!
I love how this card turned out...it is nice & simple, but I love how the stamps mixed perfectly with the papers!!

Some rules to play along:
1. You must use a Mama Elephant stamp
2. Challenge duration 4/4/2014 - 5/5/2014
3. No limit to how many entries, in other words, go buck wild!
4. Link up using the Inlinkz tool on the bottom of the Mama Elephant Blog Post
5. PRIZE: A SPOT ON THE ME CHALLENGE TEAM!!!
 
 That is all I have for you today!  I hope that you've enjoyed my post!  I will be back home in Fargo this coming Sunday...and my crafting time will get back to normal!  Can't wait to be creating again on a regular basis! 

Have a happy weekend, friends!! 

Until later,
~L.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MME & Tombow - {Blog Hop}

Happy Sunday, blog friends!!  Today is the third day of our My Mind's Eye & Tombow blog hop!  There have been two other days of amazing projects & chances to win a prize...so be sure to get all the details on the MME blog!

Because my latest MME blog post was just a couple days ago on the MME blog, I whipped up another card to match what I made for it & am sharing them all today on my blog!! For today's projects I've used the new Chalk Studio II collection & the Tombow Xtreme adhesive, which I just LOVE.  I have a deep love for the chalkboard trend, and I love how this collection pairs it with pink, aqua & yellow.  Those three colors really give the chalkboard elements a much softer feel!


Supply List:
Chalk Studio II: 6x6 designer paper pad, chipboard, enamel dots, decorative brads,  Now and Then "Izzy" alpha/word stickers

There are lots of amazing items in the Chalk Studio II collection that make amazing cards, and lots of fun gift ideas!  Your scrapbooking product is a great place to start whenever creating a homemade gift...and this collection is a perfect pick!





Here is the blog hop list, so you no where you need to go next!


Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
My Mind’s Eye Blog: http://www.mymindseye.typepad.com/

And of course, there is a prize to be won: 
 
MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Irojiten Colored Pencils Dictionary Volume 8

Blog Prizes
To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" My Mind’s Eye on Facebook Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing! 

Commenting for your chance to win this blog hop prize will end March 30th  at Midnight EST!
We will announce the Winner on March 31st via our Social Media outlets!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Glitz Design - {gold ombre}

Hey there, blog friends!!  How are you doing today?  I am in Montana right now, just enjoying being around my family.  My grandpa's 90th birthday party was a huge success....lots of friends came to celebrate him, and almost our entire family was able to attend.  I consider myself so blessed to be 34 years old with grandparents who have been able to be an active part of my entire life.  They are both still sharp as a tack, and completely mobile.  I pray that I got those same genes!!!! :)   I watched them play cribbage against each other last night, and then I played a competitive hand of gin rummy against my grandma and barely squeaked out a win.  Lol- she will probably beat me royally in our next hand.

I wanted to share a card that I made for the Glitz blog last week...I'm just now getting the chance to get it posted to my blog!  It might be one of my latest fave cards....the ombre gold background just makes me smile a little bit!! Check it out:
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut three strips of gold glitter paper, and adhere to the front.
3. Layer a doily to the middle of the card.
4. Diecut the hello circle from a 3x4 card, then adhere to the front with foam adhesive.
5. Diecut the wreath from gold glitter paper, then adhere around the hello circle.
6. Cut a banner edge to a vellum strip, add the gold stickers to it & adhere to the bottom of the circle.
7. Cluster the flowers & giant rhinestone to the left of the vellum banner.
8. Add the deer diecut to the top of the flower cluster.
9. Accent with enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Viva la Verve March Week 2 Sketch
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - glitter
-Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - transparent

Did you know that every single month on the Glitz blog we offer up prizes?  This month is all about the Carpe Diem collection, and there are THREE prizes up for grab.  Here are the details:

1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full Carpe Diem digital collection!

Well, that is everything I have to share with you for now!!  I'm going to get back to spending time with my family...I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Glitz Design - {shades of grey}

Hey there, blog friends!  Well...we've made it to Friday!!  Yay!!  My husband is traveling for work over the weekend, so it is just me & the pups right now.  I'm not really sure what we are going to do...probably be a bit of a homebody, watch some Netflix, and get some crafting done.  I have an engagement shoot on Sunday...my first in this area!!  I can't wait!

I have another clean & simple card to share with you today!  I used a little bit of Glitz Design's new "Black & White" collection, plus some of my Winnie & Walter stamps.  Here is what I made with them!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from dove grey cardstock, then mist the front with gold color shine.
2. Cut striped paper at an angle, and adhere to the bottom.
3. Cut a super thin strip of silver glittered paper, and adhere tucked slightly under the striped paper.
4. Cut a strip of steel grey cardstock, and adhere to the bottom.
5. Stamp the word "happy", cover in embossing powder & heat set.
6. Cut a thin strip of vellum, stamp the remaining sentiment to it, then wrap around the top of the steel grey strip.
7. Wrap twine around the bottom, then top with a double bow & button.
8. Add two bits of doily to the bottom of the card, then the upper right corner.
9. Accent with a giant rhinestone & enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Retro Sketches #105
-CAS-ual Fridays #129 - shades of grey
-Runway Inspired #55

That is all I have to share with you today!  I hope you've enjoyed my card!  Have a great weekend!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies: