Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mothers are Die~Namite!

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Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, 
we are never far from home. ~Author Unknown

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 I used the Love Arrangement Die, perfect for a Mother's Day bouquet!

I die cut multiple colors with the Love Arrangement die.  I used a green die cut for my base and adhered it to a piece of white cs, making sure all of the little pieces were adhered, so none of the little pieces would fall out.  Once it had dried, I trimmed away all of the white that overlapped the edges so it was not visible.
Next, I started cutting apart my yellow roses and gluing them to the green cs.  I used a lighter yellow to highlight the rose petals.  I followed that by cutting apart the daisies and gluing them down.


 The hearts were last and for each of the 3 centers of the hearts, I popped them up on dimensionals.


I wanted to have the look of cascading flowers and I really love the sweet little daisies so I die cut the Love Arrangement die another time in white and cut the flowers apart.  
The daisies were added, along with additional sprigs of green leaves to the lower portion of the circle/bouquet. 

I finished off the bouquet with a 'floral pick' with my sentiment stamped on it.  

To jump start my MOJO, I used a sketch from Craft Hoarders Anonymous, and the twist of the challenge, to use one old item (pink dp) and 1 new item (blue dp).

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Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments!  
Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Precious Poppies 
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Barely Banana, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory, SU dsp, Nature Gmund Savanna woodgrain textured cardstock from CutCardStock
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Die~Namites Love Arrangement Die,  scallop punch, Hemptique twine, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Love Birds

Hello Everyone!

Today I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog with this card.  If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE all things nature, so I was all over this brand new Sweet 'n Sassy stamps set, Love Birds.

You cannot go wrong with these great stamps and with the great cardstock from CutCardStock.
For the background, I stamped the tree background from Tender Thoughts in Baked Brown Sugar on some Savoy 100% Cotton Cardstock that has a great, subtle texture.  I used the matching Birch Tree Die to cut it out, and then backed it with a beautiful soft blue- Berrylicious-from the Pop Tones Pack at Cutcardstock.
Now for the really amazing part- I absolutely adore this textured white paper, Nature Gmund Savanna Cardstock.  It is just gorgeous, with a woodgrain texture.  I tried to get a close up picture for you~

Seriously, I just love this stuff!  I cannot decide whether to hoard it or to use it on every project I make!
  For this project, I used this amazing cardstock for both my background mat and the square window framing my scene.
The birds are stamped on Neenah Cryogen White Cardstock- it has a wonderful sparkle to it- and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I used the matching Love Birds Die to cut them out. The Tree branches are stamped on Brown Bag Kraft cardstock and also colored with Prismacolor Pencils and cut out with the matching die.
All of the parts were assembled and then adhered to a gorgeous metallic base- Shadow- one of the colors in the Curious Metallic Sample Pack.
I finished off the card with my sentiment from the Love Birds set stamped on Vellum and then heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  What a gorgeous trend this is!

 I am getting this in just under the wire for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Animal Antics
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Love Birds, Tender Thoughts
Paper- CutCardStock Savoy 100% Cotton Cardstock, Poptones Cardstock, Curious Metallic Sample Pack, Brown Bag Kraft Cardstock, Nature Gmund Savanna WoodGrain Textured Cardstock, Stampin Up Vellum
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark
Other- Prismacolor Pencils, Gold ep. Sweet 'n Sassy stamps Love Birds Matching Dies, Birch Tree Dies, MFT Circle Stax Die-Namics, seam binding

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thanks, Mom

Hi Everyone!

I love Fusion Challenges and could not resist playing along this week using their sketch.  I used one of my new dies from Die~Namites to frame my sentiment.

For texture, I  used some strips of seam binding and created a panel using a basket weave with the strips.  I dry embossed the background panel and the pale yellow oval.  The pansies are cut from the Nana's Flowers Die and painted with Luminarte Silks Acrylic Paint.  I layered them up for dimension. 

The sentiment is from a brand new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set, Thankful Innies, and no, we are not talking about belly buttons!  I stamped it then fussy cut it apart to fit the curves of the flowers and oval.  Prima pearls finish off the card.
I am also linking this up to Craft Hoarders Anonymous, where this week's challenge is to use a stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Very Blessed Easter!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Thankful Innies
Paper- Stampin' Up Naturals Ivory, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Ink- Versafine Black
Other- Die~Namites Nana's Flowers and Love Arrangement, Spellbinders Ovals, Spellbinders Embossibilities,  SU Oval ef, Luminarte Silks, dimensionals, Prima pearl flourishes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thanks to Mom

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring theses gorgeous blossoms and leaves from Thankful Blooms, Thankful Blooms Die Set, as well as the Mother Die and Thankful Innies.

  • Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The largest bloom measures approximately 2" x 2 1/4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Die set priced at $15.25

  • Die measures approximately 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die priced at $7.25

  • Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The Tender care sentiment measures approximately 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15

I am loving the new trend of gold embossing, particularly on vellum.  For my leaves, I stamped them and then dicut them out with the matching dies.  Using my Versamarker, I lined the veins of the leaves with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.
My scalloped edge was die cut in vellum; then I used my Versamarker again and outlined the scalloped edge with the Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. 
To make my flowers, I stamped them once and die cut them, then stamped them a second time, stamping off once first.  I hand cut along the petal lines to make my lighter inner petals.
'Mother' was die cut once in Coastal Cabana and 3 times in white, stacking them and adhering them together to create a dimensional word die cut.

Be sure to check out all of the inspiration using these new sets and dies by visiting the Design Team Members' blogs below; as you hop along, please leave a little love!~

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hop you enjoy the hop!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Thankful Blooms
Paper- Flourishes White cs, SU Coastal Cabana, vellum, Sahara Sand
Ink- Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand
Other- Versamarker, Gold ep, SU twine, SU Vintage Faceted Buttons, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Mother Die, Thankful Blooms Die Set, Borders and Background Die Set, Stampin' Up embossing folder

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seizing a New Sketch!

Hello Everyone!

There is a brand new sketch from Jessica over on the Seize the Sketch Blog today. It is a super versatile sketch and will jump start anyone's MOJO! 

I used this great retro image from Pink Persimmon and added some of my favorite MME dp along with a muslin strip, MME embellishments, and my all time fave twine- no card is complete without Hemptique twine! 
Feel free to change up the shapes, just I have here, changing the oval to a rectangle and a star to a bow; just as long as the sketch is recognizable.  I hope you can join us!
Check out all of the other wonderful inspiration from the Design Team on the Seize the Sketch Blog

I am entering this in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge, to use a stamp and at 613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes.

Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Die~Namite Blossoms

Hello Everyone!

Today I am up on the Die~Namites blog sharing this card, which is a bit out of the ordinary for me, but this Die~Namites Spring Blossoms Die was just calling to me to be used for an Asian theme.

  I searched the internet for some inspiration and found an amazing photo which inspired this card~

Is this not gorgeous!?  When I saw this pic, I knew I needed to try to turn it into a card.  I used my Die~Namites Spring Doily to make the decorative corners.  I die cut a doily out in white and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

The Spring Blossoms Die was first cut out in black cardstock and then I cut the flowers out in red cs two times.  The first red blooms were adhered to the black die cut.  The second layer of red blooms were molded and then adhered over the first layer of red flowers.

For the background, I hand cut a mountain mask and sponged on Blushing Bride ink.  I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Serene Silhouettes for my bird image and the Vintage Seed Packet set for the sentiment.    I love this sentiment-it is one I am trying to keep very close right now- working on seeing things with a God perspective.  Boy, if that isn't difficult!  I have come to the conclusion that I am very impulsive.  But, I know that I can count on Him to change me from the inside out- if I let Him.

This week, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about 'Journey' .  I would love to Journey to China some day to see the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors. 
At 613 Avenue Create the Challenge is Sights/Sounds/Smells of Spring. 

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Serene Silhouettes and Vintage Seed Packet
Paper- Flourishes white cs, SU Real Red and Basic Black cs
Ink- SU Blushing Bride, Versafine Black
Other- gold ep, Die~Namites Spring Blossoms Die, Die~Namites Spring Doily Die, Pearls, dimensionals
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