Thursday, July 31, 2014

Top Dog Dies Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks of the new products just released from Top Dog Dies!  My card today uses one of the new dies, the Vintage Frame. I love the elegance this die lends to the card! 

I have also used the Butterfly Die Set and the Laurel Lace Border Die.
The colors come from this week's The Card Concept Challenge, which is this gorgeous combination of blue and green.  And those sweet dragonflies?  They are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Vintage Postcard Stamp Set. 

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Vintage Postcard, Flourishes (sentiment)
Paper-SU Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, vellum and retired dsp;  Nature Gmund Savanna wood grain embossed cs
Ink- Versamark, Smokey Slate
Other- Hemptique Twine, Top Dog Dies Laurel Lace Border Die, Butterfly Die and Vintage Frame Die, clear glitter

Simple, yet Stunning Thank Yous

Hello Everyone!

I am up on the CutCardStock Blog today, sharing some very easy, but look-like-you-spent-hours-on-them Thank You note cards with a summer flair.

I used some Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock from CutCardStock for my cards and  bit of Black Basis card stock for the butterfly.  A bit of Clear card stock ( I got my from Heartfelt Creations), alcohol markers and my butterfly from Top Dog Dies is all it takes to make these cards.  I added a sentiment (from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps So Thankful Stamp Set)
My inspiration for these cards comes from the talented Dina Kowal.  
You can get complete details on how to make this card on the CutCardStock Blog.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Adding a Little Dazzle to Christmas

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our last Christmas in July Week of Inspiration and a Challenge at Add A Little Dazzle.
This week we are challenging you to make a Christmas ornament!

It is not required for you to use craft metal sheets, but if you have them, we would love to see them!  :)

I used the Brushed Copper and Dark Chocolate Craft Metal Sheets to make my ornament.  I also used the just released Vintage Frame Die from Top Dog Dies.

 I cut several die cuts from both the copper craft metal sheet and from card stock, backing all of the metal sheet die cuts with cs.  Each die was then scored in the middle and folded in half.  Two halves were adhered together.  I continued this until my ornament was to the desired fullness.   Before adhering the last two halves together, I placed liquid glue down the center of the ornament, followed by a loop of seam binding. Lastly, I added a Dark Chocolate Craft Metal Sheet bow and pearls.
 I hope you can join us for our Christmas Ornament Challenge. 
There is a $15  gift certificate up for grabs!
if you would like to do a little shopping (and who wouldn't), we are offering a limited time
Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheet Package.  This package includes 6 each of Brushed Copper and Dark Chocolate Craft Metal Sheets.  You can place your ORDER HERE!

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

Lee Ann  :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

More Sneak Peeks of New Top Dog Dies Goodies!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my last preview of the newest releases coming tomorrow to Top Dog Dies! Yeah! Make sure you enter our drawing for a chance to win the ENTIRE release, if you have not done so already.  You can go HERE to enter.
 Today I am up on the Top Dog Dies Blog with a tutorial for this card~

 I love the brand new Dog Dies!  This set not only has the cute Labrador Retriever ( which I turned into a Golden Retriever) but has the adorable bone tag, the paw print label and, wait for it... a fire hydrant!  :)

I used the Top Dog Dies Home Album and Finishers Set to make the dog house. Check out the Top Dog Dies Blog for details for how I turned the Home Album and Finisher Dies into a dog house and how I turned a labrador retriever into a Golden Retriever.
I made this card for a friend who just got a Golden, named Georgia.  :)  But I can also see this being used for a Pet Sympathy card and a masculine birthday card, especially if you have a hunter in the family!  

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

Lee Ann  :)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Peek At a Top Dog Dies New Release and a Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

I am back with another sneak peek at the new Top Dog Dies Release coming July 29th!  Did you know we have a give away??  Keep reading for details!

Today I am sharing a card made with the Corset Die. As you are probably aware, Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October and card makers tend to be pretty busy making cards for this cause.   This die is perfect for your Breast Cancer Awareness cards!

I cut my corset from pink (of course!) and then backed it with some pretty pink dp.  I added a white bow and white lace trim.
My vanilla cs was dry embossed and then I brayered a thin layer of silver acrylic paint over it.  

I got some sketchy inspiration from one of the Viva la Verve July sketches~

Check out all of the new dies being released on July 29th, here !  I would love to know which one is your favorite! 
 Then be sure to sign up for the giveaway HERE
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper- SU Very Vanilla, Smokey Slate, Neenah Solar White, Authentique dp
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Top Dog Dies Corset Die, SU Vintage Wallpaper, ef, silver acrylic paint, bling, seam binding, dimensionals

Friday, July 25, 2014

Die~Namites and CanvasCorpBrands Come Together to Hop!

Hi Everyone!
It is a fun week over at Die~Namites, as we have joined forces with CanvasCorpBrands for a blog hop!

I really had fun with this one-  mixed media and all!

I used Die~Namites Winter Sunflower to make my flower, cutting it out of Canvas Corp Yellow and white Reverse Mini Dots cs. 

I also used the Knobby Branch Die and the Small Ivy Die to cut my background foliage. I cut it from both card stock and Canvas Corp canvas. 

I used some Pure Mistables paper to heat emboss my sentiment on.  Then I sponged and misted my background panel and my leaves, using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  Complete details of how I made this card are on the Die~Namites Blog
I got my sketch inspiration from a Deconstructed Sketch from earlier this summer~

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Wonderful Words Hello Mini Stamp Set, PTI
Paper- Canvas Corp Skinny Card, Canvas Corp Yellow and White Mini Dot, Mistables Paper, SU Smokey Slate and Basic Gray, Neenah Solar White
Ink- Veramark, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Other- Die~Namites Winter Sunflower, Knobby Branch and Small Ivy Dies, Canvas Corp Yellow Cord, Black ep, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Stone and Sunflower, Canvas Corp Canvas,Crafter's Workshop Cherry Blossom Stencil

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Top Dog Dies New Release Preview!

Excitement is brewing at Top Dog Dies!  Our July Release is almost here!  Wait til you see what we have for you; make sure you read to the end of the post for info on our giveaway!~

Aren't these just the cutest!?!!  We have these fabulous summer drink dies as well as a gorgeous new card top die.  And I can't forget the banner dies...
I used vellum with my drink dies, coloring the back of the vellum (one is a Copic marker and the other is a Sharpie) to make it look like yummy, icy cold beverages.  I 'salted' the rim of the margarita glass with course clear glitter.

.  I just love the look of these fun tropical dies!  And how about the adorable little banners!?  Aren't they sweet!?  To keep the card clean and simple, I embossed with the gorgeous new card top die, instead of cutting with it. I love the little extra pizzazz the subtle embossing gives. 
Here are all of the releases coming July 29th!

I hope you love the sneak peeks!  And I hope you love a GIVEAWAY as well!  I can't share the details with you just yet, but stop back in throughout the next week for more sneak peeks and details on our Top Dog Dies Giveaway!  

Update! We can now share the link for your chance to win the ENTIRE release!  Just head HERE for the details and the chance to win by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway! 

Have you checked out Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week?  This week's challenge is "EMBOSS".
I am also linking up to Catered Crop for the first time, where this week the challenge is "vellum".
The challenge over at Shopping Our Stash is "Eat Five a Day"- use fruit or veggie images!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Our Craft Lounge
Paper- Neenah SolarWhite, SU vellum and retired dsp, Echo Park Summer Bliss
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Top Dog Dies Banner Dies, Drink Dies, Card Top Die, Copic, Sharpie, MME Enamel Dots,  Martha Stewart Chunky Glitter

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