Sunday, August 2, 2015

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back to our second day of Skipping Stones Designs inspiration!  To celebrate the reopening
of Skipping Stones Design, Heather is offering free shipping to everyone! 
Gotta love free shipping! 
Today I have a sympathy card to share- I know- not the most pleasant of cards, 
but I seem to need more of these than anything else.  
The sentiment and the GORGEOUS butterfly are from the Healing Wings 
Stamp Set.  I think this image has a wonderful  stained glass look to it.  I thought it was
perfect for a monochromatic, soft look.  

I kept the design simple, focusing on the center panel, which is popped up on dimensionals.  The image is colored with Copics and the sequins- my fave- are from Simon Says Stamp.  

I am entering this in the challenge at Casology- 'Wings'
as well as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- 'Anything Goes'

Ready for more inspiration? 

Lee Ann-You are here
Hop along and leave some love!  There is a $25 store credit up for grabs!!! 
To be eligible for the prize, you must become a follower of the SSD blog and leave a comment at each stop, including the SSD blog. Please sign up for the newsletter to get exclusive offers and sneak peeks.   This is a 2 day hop.  Commenting will be left open 'til August 8th and the winner will be announced on August 10th.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann :)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Skipping Stones Designs. Yes!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the
 Grand Re-Opening and New Release for 
Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop!  

Skipping Stones Design has been around since 2005; about the time I got into stamping, Heather, the owner, had to take time off from the business.  She is back now and better than ever!
Here we go, first Christmas card of the year!  

Heather has already put together some brand new stamp sets, including this one, Joy, and you will get to see lots of gorgeous creations using them.  I love silhouettes of reindeer, and this one with its swooshy flight path had me at 'go'! I have stamped him in Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic ink.   And, you can easily dress this image up or down.
As I have used a die and an embossing folder on this card, I am linking up to The Divas that Cut Challenge- 'Favorite Holiday'.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is 'Anything Goes'. 
House of Cards has a cue word this month, 'Metallics'. 
Hop along and leave some love!  There is a $25 store credit up for grabs!!! 
To be eligible for the prize, you must become a follower of the SSD blog and leave a comment at each stop, including the SSD blog. This is a 2 day hop.  Commenting will be left open 'til August 8th and the winner will be announced on August 10th.  
Ready??!  GO!  
Lee Ann-You are here

Have fun hopping!  

Lee Ann :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Little Bit of Verve

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the last week of July (insert tears here)! 

I had a chance to play last evening and gave this sketch at Viva La Verve a shot. 

The Rock and Roll technique was perfect for the Bloom and Grow Stamp Set.  I also used the coordinating die; that was one of my first 'must haves'!  Pretty self explanatory, eh?!

Have a wonderful week! 

Lee Ann :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Taking a Vaca with Kraftin' Kimmie!

Happy Saturday, the last Saturday of July!

Goodness, where has the summer gone??  I am starting to sweat over the thought of going back to work, LOL!  I so enjoy my summers off, especially since I love to travel.
Kraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge is all about travel and vacations this week.  I went CAS with my card~

I used the new Sweet Summer Sentiments set; I thought this would make a great card for a guy, specifically my father.  The anchor is popped up on a bit of dimensional and has some Hemptique twine through it.
The sentiment was heat embossed with clear ep and color added with distress inks and water.  I ironed off the embossing once I had the color how I wanted it.
So now it is your turn!  Hop on over to the blog to see all of the wonderful inspiration from my teamies and then link up your creation!
I used this week's CAS(E) This Sketch~

and am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- 'I for Inspiration'.  For this card, the 'i' is for ink and for iron off.
At  AAA Cards, the challenge is 'Waterworld'.
Paper Sweeties has a red, white and blue challenge for July.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and can't wait to see what you create!

Lee Ann  :)


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Scrapbooking? You Bet!

Hi Everyone!

I'm sharing a much anticipated new stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-Scrapbook Essentials

It felt so good to get back to scrapbooking; it has been on the back burner for quite some time.  As you can see, I am an old fashioned scrapbooker- lots of pictures on a page and not tons of embellies.  I have so much stash from my scrapbooking days but so much of it does not match- it is a bit of this and a bit of that.  This set allowed me to have everything matchy matchy! 
These photos are of my sweetie, Bella; I just love the 5 x 7 pic of her- it is so hard to get her standing still, and here, she almost posed!  All of my labels, titles and banners are stamped and embossed with black ep.  The snowflakes are diecut using dies from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 
Along with new stamps comes a NEW CHALLENGE!  That's right- once a month Tangii will host the Krafty Scrappy Challenge, which is basically anything but a card.  See the details about the challenge on the blog and link up your projects there!
You will also find lots more inspiration from the Krafty Girls on the blog, so be sure to check it out!
And don't forget about the Krafty Friends Blog Hop, where you can link up your Krafty creation 
Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann   :)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Nature

Hi All!
Back again with my third post of the day.  It is an extremely lazy day here today, and nothing productive is happening.  Stamps and ink called my name.  :)

Butterfly Basics is another new to me SU set.  I used the faux watercolor technique here and then added a few butterflies- one of them is fussy cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards set.  I fussy cut the 'Congrats' and then masked 'Congrats' off and stamped 'to you'. 
I used the sketch from (CAS)E this Sketch~

I flipped the sketch, putting the sentiment on the left side instead of the right.
I am also linking up to Inkspirational- 'Anything Goes with Kraft',
and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Anything Goes.   

Hope you are having a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- SU Tin of Cards, Butterfly Basics
Paper-SU Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, mixed media paper
Other- dimensionals, spritzer

Some New Stash

Good Morning everyone!  This is my second post of the day; if you are looking for my Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge post, scroll down or click HERE
I just got some new Stampin' Up goodies and decided to ink up a couple of sets.  I know I have said this before, but I can never have too many sympathy cards.  It is the most asked for card from people I work with.  Because of this, I have decided to add to my sympathy stash.  I used the 'You've Got This' and Tin of Cards for this card~

I added the word 'with' from a sentiment in the 'Simply Sketched' set.  The flower and the word, 'sympathy' are embossed in gold.  The flower is colored with Copic markers. 
As you can see, I fussy cut the flower out and left off the stem.  I used the leaves, tucking them under the flower.  
I used the sketch from Viva La Verve~

and my colors are from Colour Me...

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann 

Supplies Used-
Stamps- SU Simply Sketched, You've Got This, Tin of Cards
Paper-SU Whisper White, Vellum, Brushed Gold
Ink-Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black, gold ep
Other- Copics
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