Friday, October 20, 2017

Quick Quotes MY HERO with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my mid month project for October. If you remember my first project I stated my daughter was leaving for Coast Guard Boot Camp, well time is getting closer and I made her a card for her going away dinner.

Using the Red, White, and Blue paper from the July Club Q kit I was so happy fellow teammate Martha gave me when visiting her earlier this month.

So, this was the wonderful paper that I had to work with, and trying to decide what I wanted to use was not easy. In the end I used the a pretty red distressed page as my to panel and cut a banner shape from a chevron piece. I then cut a white panel on which to stamp the sentiment which is from Verses Rubber Stamps.

My base is cut at 4.25" x 5.5" with the red panel cut at 4" x 5.25". I used Royal Blue Powderpuff Ink to stamp the sentiment. I adhered the red panel with Tear It! Tape, and the banner with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and please keep my daughter and her family in your thoughts as she goes through this rough time being away.

Quick Quotes Product Used:

July Club Q paper pack
Royal Blue Powderpuff Ink

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Otterly Great Birthday

There is a big birthday coming up in the next week, my granddaughter will be 1 year old on the 26th, so this card will be given to her.
Her mom has always loved otters, I remember vising the National Zoo in DC and she disappeared and that is where she went, granted she was right around the corner from where we were standing but dang, she was a week away from turning 7 and this mama was freaked out. SO, when this stamp set came out I had to have it, and finally pulled it out of my stash to use it for this challenge.

SO, here it is....

  • My first step in making this card was to cut the circle with my big shot and a circle die from Spellbinders.
  • I then used a stencil from Die Cuts and More and Bo Bunny glitter paste to make the water impression feature. 
  • Using Recollections 110 lb cardstock I stamped out my 3 otters using StazOn ink in Hydrangea Blue, Saddle Brown and Stone Grey. I stamped the 3 packages using Memento Angel Pink.
  • Once I had the images cut out I colored the otters using Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand and London Fog, and added a touch of Angel Pink to the ears. 
  • The card base is Recollections 110 lb, the top panel is from a Momenta Textured Cardstock pack and attached with Tear It ! Tape, the sentiment was stamped with the Hydrangea Blue. The water feather element is attached with foam tape, and tear it tape was used to attach the cute little otters.
  • The final touch was to use On Point Glue to attach the packages. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project. 

Friendship Blessings with Kennedy Grace Creations

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a project made for the Kennedy Grace team, I chose to make a fun water color card using the new Friendship Blessings stamp set and a few sequins from the Autumn Blessings Mix

The process I used to make this card is as follows:
  • Using VersaMark I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock.
  • Using Imagine Clear embossing powder and my heat tool I heat embossed it. 
  • Using Gansi Tambi watercolors from Kuretaki I painted the stems and flowers, choosing the colors in the Autumn Blessings mix.
  • Using Distress Oxides in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio I completed the background.
  • The next step was to add the sentiment which I did using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
  • After the project was completely dry, I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the flowers. 
  • I used On Point Glue to add the sequins to my project. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and will come back daily and see what my team mates have created for you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Inspiration with Joy Clair Stamps 1st Edition

Greetings friends and fellow crafters... LeeAnn here with a post using two sets of Joy Clair stamps and a little fun I decided to have with them.

First up is October Fun, these little kids just really struck me when I saw them and I knew right way they were going to be made into goodie bags. We have very few children that come by on Halloween, last year was only our two great nephews at the time ages 4 and 1, and that was just fine with us, we got the leftovers :)

The first thing I did was to figure out with background paper I wanted to use for each little baggie.  
I used my Big Shot to cut 5 circle dies that would fit the sentiments.
After stamping each of the images and sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I used my Scan N Cut to cut the images of the little Halloween Kids.
And then my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers to color them. 
I used double stick tape to attach the sentiments and kid, as well as the topper to the baggies. I made sure my candy matched the images that were packed inside. 
I did change out the candy in one baggy, and then mailed them all off to a friend. They have already been received so I hope she and her grandchildren enjoyed them. 

My second project today comes from our Color by Faith line. This set is sentiments, and it was about 1am and I was talking to a friend online while thinking about what I was going to do, and it hit me. I made the card and then thought wow, is this too gory, then realized... it will not go live until around Halloween, and it fits the sentiment, so it will work.

The image is from the Silhouette design store, by Sophie Gallo. I purchased this image and never had a use for it. After opening it up in the Silhouette software, I made a few sizing adjustments and used the print feature.  I then cut the panel to the proper size 3.75" by 5" and stamped the sentiment. I then mounted on a 4" by 5.25" black panel, which was then mounted on an A2 base. 
I hope you have enjoyed my inspirational projects today!!!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Skipping Stones Chocolate Insanity with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my first post as a design team member with the Skipping Stones Design Team!!!

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 In making my project today I used the Chocolate Volume #2 stamp set. I was in the mood for chocolate so this one really screamed at me. 

The steps I used to make this project were as follows:

  • I stamped the strawberry 3 times using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
  • I then used my Scan n Cut to cut out the image.
  • Using Memento Dual Markers in Rich Cocoa and Ladybug I colored the strawberries leaving them all different, one all White Chocolate, one mostly Dark Chocolate and one swirled. The leaves for the strawberries were then colored from light to dark based on the same. 
  • The background is from a DCWV paperpack called Sweet Stack. I was drawn to this as it just exudes different colors of chocolate in my opinion. 
  • I used a white cardbase made from Recollections 110 lb cardstock and inked the edges with my Memento Rich Cocoa dew drop. This is an A2 card base.
  • My topper layer is cut to 4" x 5.25". 
  • The sentiment tag is attached using a red brad.
  • The strawberries on the right and left are attached with Tear It! Tape. The one in the center is attached using foam adhesive.
  • My final step was to use Clear irRESISTible to color the Dark Chocolate and Strawberry caps to give that added element of pop. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please be sure to hop along and see the rest of the teams projects.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quick Quotes Mom's Coming Home

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with my first post of October with the Quick Quotes team.

My daughter leaves later this month for Coast Guard Boot Camp and leaving her two children with her husband for 8 weeks. My grandson is 3 and granddaughter will be 1 two days after mom leaves, so this is a hard time. Thinking about this I decided to make it the focus of one of my projects, and while Junior is learning his numbers and counts quite well, why not help out a little with counting backwards. I used the Anchors Aweigh paper pack and a few items from around the house to take care of this project.

First I took a sheet of Anchors Aweigh #108 and cut to 8" x 10" to fit the frame I had. I then was playing with it to decide which side I liked best staying with the theme. Using my Scan n Cut I cut the words Mom Comes Home In Days out of Anchors Aweigh #100. I also cut out the numbers 0-9 twice. Deciding I needed some red to make things POP, I used a piece from the Serenade paper which was in the September Club Q Kit, and trimmed to fit my words.

Once I had the layout chosen, everyone was adhered using tear tape. The count down is set so that each day my son in law can help Junior change the number closer and closer to mommy coming home.

Quick Quotes product used:
Anchors Aweigh #108
Anchors Aweigh #100
September Club Q

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please come back and see the projects the rest of the team has for you throughout the month.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, Happy World Card Making Day 2017!!! Today I am here with a fun project the team worked on together.

The idea behind the project was each member decorated a 3" x 3" square and then cut it into 1" x 1" squares and mailed one to each member of the team and kept 1 for themselves. Once the "inchies" were received we made a card using them in one way or another. This was quite a fun project to work on with the team, and really goes to show how we work well together given the fact most had the same idea for which set to use.

Unfortunately I am traveling and 2 of the "inchies" did not arrive for me to use in my project.

These are the inchies received:

My completed project:

In order to create this project I personally used 3 of the Joy Clair stamp sets. I used the tree from Happy Halloween, the grass sprouts from If You Dare, and the mummy from October Fun.

I used Memento Dew Drops for all my inking with this project, I used Rich Cocoa for the Tree base, Espresso Truffle for the Tree Trunk, Cottage Ivy for the Grass base, j
Bamboo Leaves for the Grass Sprouts and Summer Sky for the sky background.

I then used Tear Tape to adhere the inchies to the base, some to simulate the tree leaves, and one to act as the Halloween bag for the little mummy child. The mummy is attached using foam squares as is one of the inchies for added dimension.

I do hope you enjoyed this project today as much as I had fun making it. Inchies not received by the time this project was created will be used in a future project.

As mentioned, we have a fantastic line-up and three Special Guest Designers joining us today, all of them had been winners of our Challenges!!!. Check out the Hop order below: 
LeeAnnMckinney you are here!!!


We're giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop to be in with a chance to win!
WCMD 2017
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Don't forget that we have a lot more going on throughout today on Joy Clair blog too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us!
Happy hopping!