Thursday, February 27, 2014

Do What You Like ~SOUS February 28 Sketch~


Do What You Love

 So I expect you to be reading my product list below and because of that and my photo heavy post I will keep the rest of my text very short! Have fun checking out my photos for the current sketch at Stuck on U Sketches created by Nanne! Hope you like ladies!



 I cut the red layer 6 times and glued those all together for dimension.



 I had to share this photo because of how totally stunning the watercolor stamping turned out with these layered stamps. Gorgeous! These Papertrey Ink stamps come with 3 layers to create this effect. I stamped with Distress Ink and sprayed with water before stamping. Same effect for the leaf dies! =)


 So instead of just popping my photo frame below I cut another 6 layers in red. I like the small pop of color along the side of the die! I think this could be cool used in different ways as well!


Papers~
Fancy Pants The Good Life
watercolor paper 
black vellum paper (honeycomb die cut)
Stamping and Dies~
Papertrey Ink;
 Turning a New Leaf 
The Sweet Life
Stamps Only~
Papertrey Ink Watercolor Wonder (stamped with Distress Ink;
Marigold, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick)
Dies~
Papertrey Ink die; Fabulous Frames
Silhouette Store honeycomb and title 
Inks~
 ~with Turning a New Leaf stamp;
Black Soot and Pumice Stone
~with The Sweet Life stamp;
Large cluster in order of layering; Victorian Velvet, Barn Door, Fired Brick
Large Single Flower in order of layering; Wild Honey, Marigold and Rusty Hinge
Smaller single flower in order of layering; Barn Door (stamped off once)Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick
Embellies~
Basic Grey label stickers
twine
Martha Stuart butterfly punch
MME and Girls Paperie brads
Sticko glitter heart stickers

 Now I warned you this was some reading! =) I think for those that don't craft, seeing this list would be shocking at how much we do for a page! LOL!

 Thanks for stopping in friends! Later!

 ~Leah



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Southern Girls First Project Reveal #87


HBD
(happy birth day)

 Hello Hello!
 I am so tickled to be sharing my first project as Design Team member with Southern Girls Challenge blog! 
 #87 Banners and Pennants! I have this super cool stamp set, Banner Builder and haven't played with it enough so I knew right away that I would play around with that for this challenge! 
 A little bit more info on the challenges and our awesome sponsors. We pick 2 winners, one will be from New Zealand or Australia and then the second winner from the rest of the world =)
 So our sponsors…Iva Nova Chest  and Make It Crafty. More info on our blog!
 There was a 2014 change to scheduling at Southern Girls and Team Lou and Team Trace will posting as usual on Thursday's but challenges will be every 3 weeks (instead of 2). So you have lots of time to come and play!


Papers~
Papertrey Ink rustic white
Basic Grey Fiction
Stamps~
Papertrey Ink Banner Builder and Mat Stack 4 (sentiment)
Dies~
PTI clouds and letter dies
Studio Calico wood stars
black zig pen and white gel pen
 Thanks so so much for coming by and thanks to Lou and Trace for having me come to join them!
(to anyone who noticed, yes this accidentally went live last week! oopsy! so pulled it and reposted as quickly as I could!)
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Under The Weather ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge Umbrella~


Under the Weather

 I love Friday!
 Another Friday means another Stuck on U Sketches Challenge!
 How about a Die Cut Challenge…umbrella…ella…ella…hey, hey! For you Rihanna fans =)
 Anyways! LOL!
 I created this fun card utilizing the cut and print feature on the Silhouette Cameo. I had designed my card first and then realized things could go a little bit more quickly if I printed my background instead of cutting all those little clouds. I LOVE the fact that you can make custom pieces like that! I also thought ahead and made sure that the cloud would be sized correctly for my stamped sentiment. To also speed up the process, the person is also print and cut. Only the umbrella pieces were paper pieced and cut. Better photo below…also shows off the "wet" look to the umbrella using my finger to coat the umbrella with Stickles Rock Candy. 


Papers~
Crate Paper (umbrella)
white card stock (for printing)
Sentiment~
Papertrey Ink Heart to Heart #6
Misc~
Rock Candy Stickles
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

 Also wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all that hopped along last weekend for the SOUS blog hop! Since it was mostly DT members that hopped and few other lovely ladies I pulled a DT member for my Silhouette Gift card…Nicolle! Shoot me an email and I'll get that to you!
 Thanks for visiting and checking this out! Hope to do more like this in the future! As long as I can handle paying for printer ink! LOL!
 Laters...
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentines and Special Announcement!


Fruity Valentines

 Hi guys!
 Today is a special day as I get to share the little set of cards I created for my kiddo's this Valentines Day =) but while I am sharing that I get to announce I am going to join...

The Southern Girls Challenge blog! 

 I am so looking forward to getting to know their team and to join in the challenges as a Design Team member! Pretty cool! =)

 I also am a happy camper to be sharing these in a few other challenges... listed below! 




Papers~
My Minds Eye
American Crafts
Crate Paper
Walmart
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store; Sarah Bailey
Misc~
MS score board and Diamond Stickles

Challenges~
Papertake Weekly- hearts
Brown Sugar Challenge- use die cuts
Creative Card Crew- keep it simple and sweet
Pile It On- focus on sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters - love is in the air
Fab n' Funky Challenge- love


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches and Scraps of Darkness Blog Hop


Welcome to the
Stuck on U Sketches
and
Scraps of Darkness
Blog Hop!

(click on photo for store link)


 Welcome everyone! So so happy to have you come by! I know you are probably kinda over the hop by now, LOL, so I will keep this short and sweet! Hope you enjoy the project! Check out my supplies for my looooong list of goodies I've added to the page! =)

 You should of arrived from Sarah's blog....if you are lost, go back to SOUS to find your way or to start fresh and check out the info and candy offered for this combo hop as well as to get more info about Scraps of Darkness monthly hostess for our blog candy there as well! =)

 If you'd like to become a follower of my blog then I'll be giving away a $10 credit to the Silhouette Online store! Just follow and let me know that you've done so in the comments below, please! I'll announce my blog candy this next Friday! Hugs!





Papers~
The Paper Studio Beach House 
AC card stock and vellum
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store; scallop heart and heart background
Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreathe die and hearts die
Embellies~
Making Memories Glitter Clears
Recollection and Kaiser Craft flowers
Basic Grey transparency, Webster Pages sticker and netting
cork, burlap ribbon, mesh, and twine
buttons, heart clips, shells
white paint and Mister Huey pink mist

 Ok...you are close to finishing up but before you do...head to Sandi Smith's blog (hiya girl!)

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Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (& Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 
Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling  Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie
Elisabetta Colavero Scrap-colors

Finish hop back at SOUS

February 14th Stuck on U Sketch Layout Challenge


Friday, February 7, 2014

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary Day 3


 Hi!
 Big post day for me! =)
 You'll find my Stuck on U Sketches layout here!
 And my Guest Designer post for Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons here!

 Thanks for stopping by!

 This is my (holy cow have I never had a harder challenge before) project to share in the festivities at Papertrey Ink for their 7th anniversary celebration. Day 3

 Challenge was to pull 7 products in 7 minutes and complete in 17 minutes! The 17 minutes part was easy but the pulling products part was NOT! I may have cheated a bit and threw my first 2 (totally not this) projects away! Ack!

 End result was something I love and could easily duplicate for holiday cards! Yay!


Products:
PTI cardstock, vellum
Rustic wreath stamp set (wreath and sentiment)
Versamark, white embossing powder and gems. 

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Sweet Memories ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge, Something Sweet!~


Sweet Memories

 Sweet memories is right! My babies! Yes, they are still little but still...these photos melt my heart! 

 But before I get too far I have 2 posts today! I'm guest designing for Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon so make sure to stay a minute and scroll around for more projects! Lots of die cutting today!

 This project however is for Stuck on U Sketches and is for our...Die Cut Challenge...

 Something Sweet!





Papers~
MME Bramble Rose 
Crate Paper
Basic Grey scraps
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store: 
print and cut tag (for journaling), ice cream/popsicle,
hearts, word labels, notebook paper
Inks~
Vintage Photo and Broken China
Embellies~
notebook paper border punch
embroidery floss, white twine
white gel pen
Stickles Picket Fence

 Keeping it simple and quick for a double posty day! Thanks for visiting friends! Hugs to all!

 ~Leah

Hello Foxy ~Guest Designer for Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons~


Hello Foxy!

 Hi all!
 Today is a day filled with die cutting! Woohoo! Hope you enjoy visiting and make sure to check out both posts today!

 I am lucky enough to be Guest Designing today for a friend and past DT member for Stuck on U Sketches, Lisa Norris! 

 Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon's is simply one of the best places offering original die cutting files and so much more! I honestly think her artistry is some of the best is the biz...I am thrilled to be able to work with her designs and share them today. 

 Hope that you enjoy!

 I used a load of files from the shop...Doilies 1, Forest Critters, Flower Assortment, Winter Cardinal and Speech Bubbles






Papers~
MME Bramble Rose
DCWV Spring Fling, The Guy Stack
Fancy Pants The Good Life
Basic Grey and American Crafts scraps
Recollections vellum
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Cameo machine
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon Store 
(files mentioned and linked above)
Embellies~
pearls and gems
white gel pen

 Thanks so much for stopping in and thanks to Lisa for having me join in the fun!

 ~Leah

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Updated Blog Look!

 And it's about time!
 It had been years (yeesh) since I had updated my blog look! But now I know why...it's a ton of work! But many hours later I am happy to show you something a little bit different!

 What do you think?

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