Monday, September 18, 2017

Quick Quotes Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my submission for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This is seriously the event I look forward to every quarter, and time sure did fly since the summer hop.

SO, on with my project... Using card stock from Serenade paper pack which is this months Club Q paper, I cut a base of 5.25" x 4", I then cut another at 5" x 3.75" to use as a top layer.

I then used Mocha Mama Powderpuff Ink to brush coffee stains through a stencil from my stash. I used a die from my stash to cut the coffee cup and saucer from Serenade paper again. The sentiment is from Joy Clair and stamped with Mocha Mama Powderpuff Chalk.

QQ Items Used...
Mocha Mama Powderpuff Ink
Serenade Paper Pack from Club Q

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Sunsational Stamps

Greetings Friends and fellow crafters. Sunsational Stamps is a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I wanted to share my project with you today.


Using a clear stamp from Sunsational Stamps and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used Memento marker to make the blood shot eyes. The sentiment is stamped with Quick Quotes Mocha Mama PowderPuff ink. The background paper is from DCWV Latte paper pack. My base is made with Recollections 110 lb cardstock. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Joy Clair Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, welcome to the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I look forward to this project every season and the challenge of coming up with new ideas using Joy Clair Stamps.



As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Gift Certificate for this edition to shop with us at Joy Clair Store! Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along. We can't wait to see all the coffee loving creations.

Today's project I created using the new Joy Clair Coffee Sentiments set and continuing with this months collaboration with Rinea foil paper I used a small piece of the gold foil and the fabulous Ghost ink to stamp the sentiment. My card base is Recollections 110 lb Black, with a strip of DCWV pattern paper from the Latte Love 12" x 12" paper pack. The coffee jar is also cut from this same paper pack. The white panel is Recollections 110 lb white, that I ran through a Sizzix coffee stain embossing folder. The bakers twine is from my stash purchased at Dollar Tree. 


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Who wants a chance to win a SECOND $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store? All you have to do is comment on this blog and all the Joy Clair design team members' blog. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog at the end of the month!


I hope you have enjoyed this bit of inspiration, don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Joy Clair Color By Faith Inspiration with Rinea Foils

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with two projects using stamps from Joy Clairs Color By Faith line and Rinea Foil Papers.
I had never used this paper before, and I really do find that I like it. As you will see in my two projects today, the foil works great with both embossing folders and dies. For my projects today I used Be a Flamingo and Noah's Ark stamp sets that were in the August 2017 release.

For my first project "Be a Flamingo" I started with Recollections 110 lb white card stock, and cut to a2 size top folding card base. I then cut a layer slightly smaller at 4" x 5.25".  My layer of Rinea paper is 3.75" x 5" and embossed with a cloud embossing folder and affixed with double stick tape. I used a cloud die to cut the waves from dark blue foil paper and the gold is to be the sandy beach.
I stamped the flamingo and cut her out with my Scan n Cut 2 machine, I really love being able to stamp and scan my images, however with each stamp set purchased from JoyClair.com you will be emailed the electronic file to cut the images with your cutter of choice (Silhouette/Cricut/Brother).
My Flamingo is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and the sentiment is stamped using Ranger Salmon. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image.  Along the bottom of the card I stamped the birds from the Song of Solomon stamp set which was released in 2016. I thought of these little birds as soon as I saw this stamps set was coming out, and knew immediately my project would be similar to this. The birds are stamped using Staz-On ink.

My second project today is using Noah's Ark. The background while I would love to take credit for the stormy look, is from the DCWV "the Girlhood Stack" released in 2012. The rainbow is from a DCWV 8x8 pad however I can not find the name of it at this time. And cut with an MFT die.
The clouds and sentiment were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, the ark was stamping using GinaK Honey Mustard. The clouds were colored using Stormy Sky and Broken China distress Inks. 
The water waves were cut using some wave dies from my stashed, and it was all put together on an A2 card base from Recollections 110 lb card stock. 




Monday, September 4, 2017

StyleTec aka Tape Technologies Helping Me To Organize My Design Team Projects

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with an idea I had to keep my design team products straight each month.
This Iris box measures 13"x13" and is 3" deep. I used the software for my Silhouette Cameo and using the Tape Technologies by StyleTech vinyl in Glossy I cut each of my design team names, as well as some fun crafty products that I made within these teams.


Using this box each month I be able to keep the items I need for my projects together until they are complete. This way if we decide to travel I can pretty much grab and go.

Please be sure to check out the other design teams posts and see the wonderful creations they have made as well.

Marilyn
Janet
Penny
Emma
Anita- will be live on Sept 5

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sunsational Stamps Boo To You Halloween Hop 2017





 Welcome to  Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for August 2017. Thank you for joining  us today!  We will be showcasing one set this month for Halloween this 4x6 clear set "Trick or Treat" has 12 images including pumpkins, a ghost, bat, faces and 2 sentiments. They are too cute for words and you will be inspired by our amazing Design Team's projects. .



 Here are a few simple rules we ask you to follow  to show support for each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the drawing for the blog candy and the Free digital stamp
1) you MUST visit each blog,
2) leave a comment,  
3) become a follower of each DT Members Blog and our DT blog at http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/ 

We also are offering a special for this release:
You will get 10% off any order of $10.00 or more. Just use the code August17.
The code will be valid in the "Sunsational Stamps" store  
This special offer is good until  Sunday,  September 3rd at midnight  EST.   

Grab your favorite beverage, and let's get hopping. 

I created this light up candle that I purchased at Dollar Tree.

Using our fun Halloween set I stamped two each of the pumpkins and the ghosts and cut them with my Scan n Cut. I used blending tools and ranger dye inks to color the images and the background paper is from a Halloween stack in my stash purchased from Oriental Trading a couple years ago.

This short video is the candle in action.




If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs from 9 am EST August 30th through  11:59 pm September 3rd, so you  have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.  
Here is the line up for the hop:
      Lisa        
LeeAnn  


So: now that we are fully inspired... how about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

Fall In Love- With Joy Clair

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. Today I am here bringing you a card using this great stamp set "Fall In Love"
In order to make this project I first tool a panel of Recollections 110 lb card stock cut at 4" x 5.25" and placed a piece of Post-It tape across where I wanted to put the sentiment. I then grabbed my mini misti from the April collaboration with MSP and arranged the first layer of stamps how I wanted them to appear. Using Memento Dew Drop inks because they are small, I was able to use stamp the images without having them smudge. I chose to use the dye inks as they dry super fast.
Once I had all of the first layers stamped, I moved on to the second. I followed all this up by removing the post-it tape and placing the sentiment, and used Brilliance Coffee Bean ink to stamp the impression.
After I was sure the sentiment was dry, I rounded the alternating corners, I used double side tear tape to adhere this panel to a Kraft A2 card base. And with this my project was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed this bit of inspiration, don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back To School with Quick Quotes

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my take on a school box and supplies for back to school.

I used both sides of two sheets from the Serenade paper pack on this project (this paper is currently available in the September Club Q), and really hope you like it.

I wanted to put this together in a set that a teacher may enjoy. So six altered paperclips, 3 flags on the end of each paper side. The ruler is also backed with each side, the pen I used the strip side out, and the clipboard has the blue on one side and strips on the back. The ribbon on the clipboard and pen came from a Club Q pack in February, as well as the flowers. I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the Back To School title from the same paper. The school box itself I purchased at Dollar General and covered it on all sides with 2 cuts of the paper.




I hope you have liked today's project. I only wish I had a teacher to give it to, perhaps my great nephew can give it to his Kindergarten teacher, although they have been back to school for two weeks already.

Thank you for stopping by, please follow my blog and have an awesome day.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Serenade Paper Pack- currently in September Club Q kit



Friday, August 18, 2017

Quick Quotes Pocket Letter Adventure Awaits

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with a fun way to use up some product and share with a friend.
I am using items from the June Club Q kit along with paper from Adventure Awaits paper pack, Quotes and Phrases from Adventure Awaits, and Anchors Aweigh Chipboard Die Cuts.

 Using Adventure Awaits AD105, and AD100 I cut 9 rectangles measuring 3.75" x 2.5". These are the front and back pages of the pockets. The front of the pocket is a sentiment from the Anchors Aweigh Chipboard Die Cuts, and another is in one of the pockets.

After filling all the pockets with fun items from the June Club Q kit that I had left over, I added the chipboard sentiment on the front, along with a cute little pirate girl that my friend Meghan colored. I printed the image with my Canon Selphy printer and cut it out with my Scan N Cut.
This project is being sent to a friend who just returned home from her first visit to the beach in her life. I am sad she did not choose to visit Florida for that trip, but from what she has said she had fun none the less. She is also new to scrapbooking so this I thought would be a great way to send her some supplies.

Quick Quotes products used:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
Adventure Awaits Quotes and Phrases
Anchors Aweigh Die Cuts
Canon Selphy CP1200

Non Quick Quotes products
Pirate Girl
Baseball card pocket

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Little Monsters- Joy Clair Blog Hop Day 2

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my inspiration post using our new Color By Faith set called Little Monsters. These little guys are simply adorable, and this was the first set out of our kit that I started playing with.

This was a fun one, I took out the mini misti and arranged the stamps around the edge of an A2 panel that I had cut to 5" x 3.75". I then used my Memento Dew Drops to stamp each word in Rainbow Pattern.
While that dried I colored the little monsters with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The box is a die from Neat & Tangled, cut on DCWV card stock.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and use it to provide some inspiration for your own project.

Now come and join us for the last day of the blog hop and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE on our corporate blog and in ALL designers blogs.
JC_GIFTCARDS
Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
LeeAnn McKinney- YOU ARE HERE!
Thank you for join us and don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fly With Me, Joy Clair Blog Hop Day 1

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my creation using the Joy Clair stamp set titled "Fly With Me".


I have to say I get so excited when we see the new product coming out, and in most cases as soon as it is at my door I already have paper chosen and ready to go, so that I can stamp, cut and get busy with it. This set was no exception, I had my plan ready and I think it worked out pretty good.


I used Recollections 110 lb cardstock for the base and sprayed it with Summer Sky Fireworks spray from Imagine Crafts. All images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used a combination of Bic Mark-It's, Sharpies, and Spectrum Noirs to color the Hot Air Balloons, and finished them off with Silver "Wink of Stella".
I really love this set and have a few more ideas that I have sketched out using it, just have to sit down and work it.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, and it has given you some inspiration to put it to work for yourself.


Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE on our corporate blog and on ALL designer blogs.
JC_GIFTCARDS
Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
LeeAnn McKinney- You Are Here!
Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!!

Thank you for joining us and don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Quick Quotes and Mommy's Little Diva

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a project that I just love. The design team here at Quick Quotes received some new paper last month and I found a sheet that the front and back was absolutely perfect for my project.

 My little 9 month old granddaughter is my inspiration for this post. My daughter sent me the proofs from her 9 month photos and this was PERFECT. The shoes she is standing it are my daughters wedding shoes, as seen in the photo on the lower right corner.
The poem in the middle I found on Google and it was actually written using the masculine form of Daddy and Dad, but hey, switch it up to make it work. I had fun with this and was able to use my Canon Selphy to print the photos and the sentiment on 4x6 photo paper. I used my steel dies and my Big Shot to cut down the images to the correct size. The pattern paper is from Serenade paper pack, and the gridded green is the reverse side of this page.

Quick Quotes Items Used:
Serenade QQP-SR101- coming soon

Other Items Used:
Canon Selphy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunsational Stamps Goes Camping

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn the Crafty Mimi here with my inspiration for the August Sunsational Stamps challenge. 

When working on this project I used a digital image called "Camp More, Worry Less". I printed out 3 sets of the trees and colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, varying the colors to let the moon lite show the shadows. All other images were also colored with the Zigs. The starry background is cut with a die using my bigshot, and layered with yellow-gold glitter paper.
The main background I used distress inks to create by blending Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Black Soot.

Please click over to the Sunsational Challenge blog to link up to this fun Camping challenge here!!!

Butterfly Kisses with Joy Clair

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn the Crafty Mimi here with a post using the Joy Clair Butterfly Kisses stamp set and a fun but easy technique.

 Clear Stamps - Butterfly Kisses Clear Stamp - Joy Clair - 1
Butterfly Kisses



First thing I did was use one of my wavy dies and made 2 cuts in a 4.25" x 5.5" panel, I then used a pencil to mark my lines on an A2 card base. 
Next I stamped the large butterfly spray from the stamp set and added in the extra butterflies from the set using Memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink. 
I followed that up with using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the images. 
The sentiment is stamped using Grape Jelly Memento Dye Ink. 
I used foam tape to adhere the panels I had already cut, and then added this dimensional flower from my stash. 
3 gold sequins finished off my project for today. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project and hope you come visit again soon. Your comments are always read and are very valuable. 

Please be sure to check out the many great inspirational projects for this months Challenge on the Joy Clair Blog.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ATSM Challenge 253 Holiday Theme

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge Blog with Challenge #253, Holiday Theme.

Today's post was made with card stock, 1 die, washi tape, 1 Joy Clair stamp and 3 pearls. Love the clean and simple that comes out of my craft room sometimes.

First I used a Red card base made of Recollections 110 lb card stock. I then took black and white card stock of the same brand, layered them to fit and put them through my big shot one pass with one die to cut on the angle.
I checked my washi tape collection for two that looked good together for this project, and then adhered them.
The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black with a Joy Clair stamp from the Merry Christmoose Set.
I followed that up with 3 red pearls and my project was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed this project. Thank you for stopping by, your comments are valuable.

Baby J, On Her Toes using StyleTech Vinyl

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn, the Crafty Mimi here today with my newest project from Tape Technologies.

Today's project is using the Florescent vinyl collection, in which we have six colors available. The great thing about this is a little something from the website which states... "Our Fluorescent Films are extremely bright, high gloss films designed for high visibility in daylight conditions. These colors are so bright that some of our customers call them day glow colors. OK, you know how bright these colors are by day, but did you know that they glow at night if you expose them to black light (UV light)?"
Well,let me say, I hope this project doesn't scare my grandbaby as it is for her room. 

Baby J is 9 months old now, and this was a photo taken a couple days after she turned 9 months, and when I saw this frame, I knew it would be perfect. My original plan was to put this subway art on a canvas. 

The file was cut with my Silhouette Cameo using a file from the Silhouette Design Store that I added a couple things to. The inspiration for this project came from baby J's bedding that is in the same colors. 

Thank you for stopping by today, and please come back again soon to see my next project. 

Joy Clair August Challenge, Layer It Up

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my project for the Joy Clair Inspirational Challenge.


My project came about in a strange way, and it hit me quick. I was looking through my Joy Clair Stamps for a particular set, and came across this one from March 2016 and said PERFECT!!! This Sunflower layering set I knew would match up for the Layering Theme and the colors would lend itself perfectly.

The inks used are all Memento Dew Drops Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, New Sprout, Rich Cocoa and Summer Sky.  I used the Darice Clouds embossing folder, ran the Summer Sky over the top side and placed my 4 x 5.25 piece of Recollections 110 lb card stock and ran it though my big shot. This enabled the background to accept the Summer Sky color and left the clouds white.
For the Sunflower I used the Dandelion on the bottom solid layer, followed by Cantaloupe on the 2nd layer and Tangelo for the top. I then used New Sprout on the solid center layer and Rich Cocoa for the seed layer.
Sentiment is stamped using Rich Cocoa and New Sprout is used around the edge of the tag, with some gold jewels to add a little bling.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and that it has given you a bit of inspiration to work on a project of your own for our challenge. Remember you have until 8/31 to enter.

If you have read this far, let me say how excited I am. This post is my 200th post on my blog. I started this blog July 15, 2015, just as a way to keep track of my projects and gain inspiration to keep working. I then joined my first design team in October 2015, and was very excited to receive an email in December 2015 inviting me to be a member on the Joy Clair team. The past 19 months have been awesome, and I hope to be with this team for much longer. The friendships we have made and the feedback we give each other, the camaraderie and just overall fun.
 And since I am celebrating my 200th post, I would like you to celebrate with me. One lucky winner has the opportunity to win a Joy Clair Stamp Set, All you have to do is tell me which one of my Joy Clair projects is your favorite. WARNING... I have made 98 posts using Joy Clair stamp sets in the past 19 months. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

I'm Mad About You with Joy Clair Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a post for Joy Clair using an oldie but goodie. We were asked to choose one of our favorite stamp sets to work with. In doing so I sat and looked through my boxes and chose the "Love Quotes" set. The original plan is not the project I made, but I may go back and make it as well at a later date. SO, lets get going with my project.



The background paper is from a Recollections Valentine's Pack from either 2016 or 2017. The die cut layers and base are Recollections 110 lb card stock and the sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drops on Recollections 110 lb card stock.

To make this card I used  an A2 Base and cut the pattern layer at 5.25" x 4". I affixed this layer with double side tape.

I used my Big Shot to cut the dome layers and again used double side tape to adhere together and to the base.

The sentiment I stamped and cut with my Scan N Cut, then adhered it with foam dots.

And with that last step my project was complete.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas In July Tag with Joy Clair Stamps



Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July tag I made using Joy Clair stamps. For this project I used the "Three Wise Men" stamp set. 

To make my project I used Recollections 110 lb weight card stock as my base. I stamped the wise men with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Gold embossing powder and heat set it, I did the same with the stars and used yellow embossing powder for them. 










While in stamping mode, I stamped the sentiment on a second piece of card stock. 

Once that was complete I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the robes of the wise men. 

I followed that up with using my distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke and blended them for the sky, and a bit lighter towards the bottom of the tag and left it lighter to act like a halo around the men. 

Once this was done I used my Gina Marie Stitched Tag Dies to cut the project to the size desired. I used my Perfect Punch to add a hole in the desired spot, and then add a gold star brad so the tag would turn to reveal the sentiment. 

This project will go in my Christmas Box with the cards I have made in the past six months in preparation for this years holiday season. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and that it gives you inspiration in getting your Christmas projects started early. 


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chocolate Lovers Greetings

Chocolate Lovers Post

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I had the pleasure of getting a bunch of Sunsational stamps clear stamps in the mail last weekend, and have been having fun with them. This set is called Addicted to Chocolate and comes with three awesome bears and the sentiment. What is great is each bear has its favorite chocolate. Using some fun background paper, I went to work.


Addicted To Chocolate




This background paper is from a Die Cuts With A View paper pack, this little bear loves her chocolate bards. Colored with Spectrum Noirs. 
This is background paper is from a Doodlebug 6x6 pack. Also colored with Spectrum Noirs and he loves his cocoa. 


This background paper is also from a Doodlebug 6x6 pack. Colored with Spectrum Noirs and loving kisses. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project.

If you haven't checked out this months challenge yet, the theme is Christmas in July, the link is here, looking for your projects.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quick Quotes Christmas in July fun

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July project using Quick Quotes Paper and a few other fun items from my stash.  
To make this project I used a mixture of papers including Serenade (our new paper), Winter Bliss and Windsong.
To start this project I chose the paper I wanted to use. My base is from our new paper Serenade 4.25" x 5.5", I then cut another piece of the same paper at 4" x 5.25" so I could use the green flipside as my background. 
For the base that my sentiment is stamped on, and the stamped piece for the little girl I used Windsong paper, The sentiment piece is supposed to simulate carpet for the girl (colored with colored pencils) and tree to stand on. 
The tree is a die from my friend Kat, and I used Winterbliss to to cut the tree and flip flopped the pieces to get varied looks for each layer, and added a few metallic stars to finish it off. 

Please be sure to stop by and take part in this months Challenge 77 where the theme is Red, White and Blue. 

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon. 


Quick Quotes Products used:
Serenade SR101 coming soon

other products used...
My Favorite Things overflowing joy stamp/die set
Kat Scrappiness Christmas Tree Die
Colored Pencils


YOU ROCK ATS&M Challenge 251 Anything Goes

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, today I am bringing you a project made for the Challenge 251 at Addicted to Stamps & More. 


Items Used:
Recollections 110 lb cardstock as the beige base, black panel, beige and black circles as well as the black bar under the ribbon. The blue cardstock is from my scrap stash
The ribbon and gemstone are from the stash given to me back in 2015 by a lady downsizing her belongings. 
The stamp is from Studio G, and was stamped using Memento London Fog.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you some inspiration for your challenge project. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Quick Quotes Red, White and You

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today, it is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time to reveal the July Challenge. This month our theme is... Red White and Blue!

Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Challenge Winner Announcement for Friday Challenge 76 - "Masculine Cards or Projects".

I created a 6x6 4th of July project to sit on the mantel for years to come. 

Using Paper from several of the Quick Quotes sets I put this project together, and hope you enjoy it. 

Using Serenade QQP-SR103 I cut a 6x6 panel to cover my canvas.
Using Serenade QQP-SR102, Anchors Aweigh QQP-AW100, Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101, and a Pine Needle Die I ran each panel through my Big Shot and turned the cut upside down to simulate fireworks. 

I used my Canon Selphy to print a photo from our fireworks my husband set off this year. This machine is the easiest printer I have ever use. I just open the Canon Print app on my phone, choose the image I want to print and hit print. It goes to the printer and does its thing. 

I used Buttercup and Sunset Powderpuff inks to blend a sunset at the bottom of the 6x6 panel. I then used a small piece of the opposite side and stamped out Happy 4th of July using Royal Blue and Red Lipstick Powderpuff inks. I blended the Buttercup and Sunset along with Warm Grey over the top so that it would blend in with the background. This I cut with an oval die, and used foam dots to pop it up. 

I used double sided tape to adhere the fireworks, and the photo paper is actually a sticker.

I then found this flag banner that is leftover from a project my daughter did in middle school (11 years ago) and added it along the top. 

I really hope you enjoyed this project. I had a great time making it and again plan on setting it out each year.


Quick Quotes Products Used...

Serenade QQP-SR103- coming soon
Serenade QQP-SR102- coming soon 
Anchors Aweigh QQP-AW100
Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101
PowderPuff Inks:

Other items used:
Joy Clair 4th of July Stamp Set
Gina Marie Pine Needles Die
Sizzix Oval Die
Flag Banner from Stash

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deco Foil and Stencils Oh My

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project I made for GinaMarie. This is my first time using Deco Gel and Foil and made a video showing the process. 


First tape down the stencil then stir the gel and spread nicely over your stencil. Remove the stencil and wash. Set the page aside to dry, Once your page is fully dry, add a sheet of DecoFoil over the page, place it in a piece of copy paper and run it through your warmed up laminator. When it comes out remove the foil and your card is ready to finish.

The base of the card is Recollections 110 lb cardstock in Gray.
The stamps are Altenew Build a Rose three step stamps that were included in a papercrafting magazine in 2016. I stamped these on Recollections 110 lb cardstock using Memento Dew Drops first layer Dandelion, second Layer Cantaloupe and third layer Tangelo. The outer edges are brushed with New Sprout. The Smile stamp came with the flower set as did the die. I stamped the word Smile using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. Thank you and have a crafty day. 

Items used:
Gina Marie Designs Triburst Stencil