Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Add a Little Dazzle and Cas-ual Fridays Challenge Wednesday

Hi Everyone!

It is Wednesday already and time for a new challenge at Add a Little Dazzle.  We are also continuing with our blog hop with Cas-ual Fridays and  are all having so much fun sharing our projects made with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal and Casual Friday Stamps and Fri- Dies.
 We have a color challenge this week, and what a beauty it is!  Your challenge is to use one, two, or three colors from this photo~


I loved the rustic, yet elegant look to this setting~


I colored my flowers from the Wonderful Words Stamp Set with Copics and fussy cut them out.  Using a Versamarker, I dabbed ink on the tiny circles of the flower center and gold embossed them.  I cut large circles of Golden Glimmer Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal for the flower centers.  The Casual Vine Fri-Die is cut from the Golden Glimmer Craft Metal as well. 
The Casual Vine Fri-Die in Glimmering Gold embellishes the cheerful sentiment and adds elegance while the woodgrain dp  and the Hemptique twine under the flower gives a rustic look.

Ready to check out the rest of the inspiration from the two Design Teams? 
CFS blog
AALD
Kelly Griglione
Deepti Malik
Martha Lucia Gomez
Vicki Dutcher
Keren Baker
Cathy Parlitsis
Kate Capper
Lee-Anne Crosse
Lee Ann Barrett-You are here!
Lydia Evans

 And we can't forget the PRIZES!   Visit each of the blogs along the way and leave a little love on each.  Be sure to hop every day and leave your comments to be in the running for 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies.  You have until October 26th, midnight MDT to enter.


For a limited time, Add a Little Dazzle is offering a SPECIAL BUNDLE PACK.  If you 
are ready to try Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal, you can purchase your Special Bundle Pack along with all of the other AALD products HERE.  
I thank you in advance as I get credit for your purchase made from my link.  
Thank YOU!
 
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy the hop!
 
Lee Ann  :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Blog Hop Day 2

Hello Everyone!

We are hopping again with another fabulous company, Cas-ual Fridays, and we are ready to share  amazing projects and inspiration using Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal and Cas-ual Fridays awesome stamps and Fri-Dies.  Honesty, some of these girls are incredibly creative!


I used two trendy techniques, gold embossing and raised die cut over the negative of the die cut (so, is there a name for this trendy technique?? ) to make my card~


My sentiment is from the Wonderful Words Stamp Set and is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold ep.  Isn't this sentiment dreamy?  I thought it would make a perfect wedding card.  I just love the two different fonts and the offset words. 
I cut two of the Casual Vine Fri-Dies from Wondrous White Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal.  I also cut them from the sentiment panel in the top right hand corner.  I added dimensional adhesive to the craft metal vines and adhered them over the negative spaces created when I die cut in the top right corner.
So simple, and yet I think this card packs a pretty good punch!   

Now check out the other amazing inspiration from the rest of the team~
Casual Fridays Stamps
Add a Little Dazzle
Virginia Lu
Cathy Parlitsis
Marcie Sharp
Lee Ann Barrett-You are here!
Kate Capper

And we can't forget the PRIZES!   Visit each of the blogs along the way and leave a little love on each.  Be sure to hop every day and leave your comments to be in the running for 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies.  You have until October 26th, midnight MDT to enter.


For a limited time, Add a Little Dazzle is offering a SPECIAL BUNDLE PACK.  If you 
are ready to try Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal, you can purchase your Special Bundle Pack along with all of the other AALD products HERE.  
I thank you in advance as I get credit for your purchase made from my link.  
Thank YOU!

Thanks so much for visiting; I hope you enjoy the hop!  

Lee Ann  :)  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Flowers

Good Morning!

I hope you are all having a beautiful weekend.  We are enjoying glorious weather here in St Louis; much needed after days and days of rain.
Today's card uses a beautiful color palette from Color Throwdown and a nifty sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I used my Flowers in Bloom image with its new matching die~


This has always been one of my most favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, but I have never done it as a fall card before.  Being able to cut it out is now a snap with the new die.

Here is the fab sketch~

And the gorgeous color palette~


I colored the floral image with Prismacolor Pencils and then die cut it out.  I used some of my coveted Blush Blossom cs (yes, I still have quite a bit left!) for the image mat, along with some white cs.  I added a Scallop Border edge in Cherry Cobbler to dress it up a bit.  A white bow, faux wood button and some linen thread finish off the image panel.
The background dp was perfect for this color palette and is from Pink Paislee. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous and blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Flowers in Bloom, So Grateful (sentiment)
Paper- SU Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom; white cs, Pink Paislee dp
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Other- Flowers in Bloom Die, Scallop Border Die, dimensionals, ribbon, SU faux wood button and linen thread

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Top Dog Dies 'Leaves' You Loving Fall!

Hello Everyone!

Have I mentioned how much I love fall? :)  It is the prettiest weekend and we are starting to see glorious fall color.  I have used some brand new Top Dog Dies for this week's TDD inspiration.  My inspiration comes from the beautiful trees outside!  :)


These brand new Fall Foliage Dies from Top Dog Dies are just the best!  Not too big and not too small, perfect for embellishing your cards or making them the main focus of your cards.  The leaves were simply die cut from cs and sponged around the edges.  Easy Peasy! 
I have also used the brand new Top Dog Die,  Signature Beatrix Die.  Used for my top mat, I cut a circle from it and then using a Versamark marker and a slightly smaller circle template, I ran a line of Versamark ink just inside the cut line and heat embossed it with gold ep.  Behind at is a stenciled forest made with a Crafter's Workshop stencil.
The bottom mat is embellished by running the edges of the cardstock over a Versamark pad and then heat embossing with gold ep.  My sentiment, which is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, is also embossed in gold ep and yes, I do LOVE the current gold' trend!
I borrowed the sketch from Lesley Croghan's, 'The Challenge'~



I love, love, love this sketch and can see myself using it over and over. 

I just got a box of new SU goodies and could not wait to use the new gold baker's twine.  Yep!  GOLD!
Seeing as this is all about gorgeous fall colors, I am linking it up to the AAA challenge, 'Fall Colors'.


Tracy has a gorgeous fall Mood Board this month with some great gold inspiration!


I am also linking up to 613 Avenue Create for their 'Anything Goes or CAS' challenge this week and also with my newest challenge find, ScrapbookerPhD, Challenge 16- Fall with a Die Cut and a Stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Masculine- Maybe

Hi Everyone-

Yesterday was Boss's Day and I became aware of how few masculine cards I have.  I was hard pressed to find a masculine thank you for my principal.  I decided it was time to replenish the masculine card stash. Easier said than done.
I used the sketch at Stamplorations~


Here is the sketch~


 While I love the combination of dark brown and gold, I am not sure I achieved my goal of making a masculine card with using the gold ep.  It does not help to be short on MOJO either.  :( 
I am also trying to make cards that are mailable, so I kept the card flat and relatively simple.
I did get to try out my brand new MISTI on this card; was thrilled to get perfect sentiment alignment! 
As this is a CAS card, I have linked it up to CAS on Sundays, 'embossing'.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Inkadinkadoo, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (sentiment)
Paper- Early Espresso, Brushed Gold; PTI Rustic Cream
Ink- Early Espresso, Versamark
Other- gold ep, SU Early Espresso marker and color mister. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Top Dog Dies!

Hi Everyone!

Top Dog Dies turned 1 year old this month; it seemed appropriate that my blog post and tutorial this month be for a birthday card.
The tutorial I am sharing on the Top Dog Dies Blog this week will actually allow you to make two cards.  Here is my first card, made with the new Top Dog Dies Vintage Numbers Die Set and a piece of Add a Little Dazzle black craft metal sheet.


I die cut multiple numbers out in white card stock and adhered them to watercolor paper.  I used this to emboss my craft metal sheet.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
 I am linking this card up to the CAS on Sunday challenge, 'Emboss It', as well as Seize the Birthday, 'Anything Goes.
 
Once this card was completed, I used the numbered cardstock as a base for my second card~


Using reinkers, I watercolored the background.  Once dry, I brayered color onto the numbers.


I framed the numbered background with the new Top Dog Dies Scalloped Frame and Mat Die Set,  cut from vellum.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and is embossed with black ep.
I cut banners and embellished with cheese cloth, a bow and Prima flowers. 
I am linking this card up to The Mixed Media Card Challenge, 'Vintage'.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Add A Little Dazzle Challenge with Fancy Pants

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

This week's challenge at Add a Little Dazzle is all about 'Wrapping it Up'.  Whether you create your own package or alter an existing package, we want to see your creativity all wrapped up! The Design Team continues to use our great Fancy Pants Designs Products for our challenge projects this week.



 Have you been hopping along with us?  If not, start here for lots of inspiration and at chance a prizes! 


First off, forgive my photo quality; I had a terrible time getting pictures of this project.  I wanted to try and redo the photo, but we have had nonstop rain in St Louis for days now.  It is a good time to be a duck here!  :)  Therefore, I had to settle for an indoor photo.
I had this wonderful box from some cosmetics that I had saved for altering.  It was perfect to use for this challenge and with the awesome papers in the Fancy Pants Designs Burlap and Bouquets Collection.  I covered the top of the box with the blue dp and added a banner-I am just loving polka dots these days.  The tag and the flower die were added; I finished it off with some fabulous, shiny die cut leaves, cut from Glimmering Gold Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal; I used Die-Namites Small Ivy die.  So easy, and yet so personal and unique!


Be sure to check out all of the inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to stop at Add a Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Designs Blogs. 

We hope you can play along with us!  You do not need to use Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal on your project, but if you have it we would love to see it!  
If you just have to have your own Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets, you can purchase them HERE.  The team has enjoyed working with the Fancy Pants Designs products so much, Monica has added their Christmas collection to the Add a Little Dazzle Boutique!  I thank you in advance as I will get credit for your purchase!  
THANK YOU!


Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)
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