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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A New Challenge with AALD

Hello Again!
We have a new challenge today over on the Add A Little Dazzle blog; we are in week 4 of our Christmas in July celebration.  This week we have a color challenge for you!

Here is your color inspiration~

Our Color Challenge this week is Pucker Me Pink and Precious Pearl (deep pink and light tan or kraft).  My Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image, Snowy Hello, was stamped on white cs and colored with Copics, then fussy cut out; I then stamped the snowman again, using Stazon Black ink,  on Pucker Me Pink craft metal sheet. I fussy cut the hat and scarf out of the metal craft sheet and using Scor Tape, adhered it over my colored snowman on the cs. 

 My bare tree is made using a branch die and the Precious Pearl Craft Metal Sheet.  Once it was die cut out, I added sticky powder to it and glittered the whole tree with clear glitter.
I hope you can  join 
us for our Christmas Color Challenge- Pucker Me Pink and Precious Pearl!
  You do not have to use craft metal sheets, but if you have them we would love to see them! 
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 Week 4 package.  This package includes 6 each of Pucker Me Pink and Precious Pearl Craft Metal Sheets.  You can place your order here!  

 You are also getting a peek at a brand new die being released by Top Dog Dies on July 29th, Vintage Frame.  I love the detailed scalloped edge and pierced border.  It is sooo gorgeous for vintage style designing.

I am entering this in the Jingle Belles Challenge- Header Challenge; we are to make a card inspired by the Jingle Belles Blog header.  The colors are perfect for this inspiration.  

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Snowy Hello Winter Girls (sentiment)
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU retired dsp, Very Vanilla
Ink-Stazon Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other- Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets in Pucker Me Pink and Precious Pearl, dimensionals, Top Dog Dies Vintage Frame Die, Die~Namites Dies Knobby Branch Die, glitter, Sticky Powder, Scor Tape, Stampendous Crystal Snow Glitter

Fun Colors and a Farewell with The Card Concept

Hello Everybody!

We have a new challenge at The Card Concept; sadly, it will be my last challenge, but my plate was getting a little bit too full.  I hope you all will continue to play with this amazing team of ladies!

Lesley picked out some beautiful colors for us this week in this color challenge~

When I saw these colors, my first thought was a misty morning meadow, so that is what I created- well, sort of!
My background is stamped with a background stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Leafy Background Flourish and More, using the Faux watercolor technique.  I matted this piece with soft suede and framed it with white cs.  I added a circle element using a doily and a some Pool Party cs.  One of my all time favorite floral images is from a retired SU set, Elements of Style.  I stamped this in black and fussy cut the flowers out- seriously, I find fussy cutting relaxing!  I layered this onto my circles, then added a butterfly from the Sweet 'n Sassy Set, New Beginnings, and cut it out with its matching die.  A sprig of the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish was tucked in behind the butterfly and flowers.
I added a tag sentiment, stamped in Soft Suede.  My sketch inspiration is from last week's Freshly Made Sketches~
Thanks so much for stopping by; I hope you can join us this week!  Check out all of the inspiration here


Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- New Beginnings, Leafy Flourish Background and More, SU Elements of Style and
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Mixed media paper
Ink- Lucky Limeade, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Other- MFT Circle Stax and Fish Tail Flag Stax Die-Namics, SU paper doily, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Beginnings Butterfly Dies, Spellbinder Rectangle Dies, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die, Wink of Stella Glitter pen

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A New Sketch Meets a New Baby!

Good Morning All!

It is that time again; where are the weeks going??  I am a bit shocked that summer is almost over.  So here we are, with another new sketch at Seize the Sketch.  This sketch is brought to us by the talented Mona Pendleton.
My interpretation~

The sketch~

I decided to get outside my comfort zone with this card and try the collage style. The sweet bear is actually from a Valentine's set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Valentine Critters.  I think this cute bear doubles perfectly for a baby card. She is colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I had some packaged die cuts that I had bought for the express purpose of trying out collage style cards with lots of layers and the rose image grabbed me.  To that I added a black striped journaling box die cut and some cheese cloth.  I framed all of the elements with a 'polaroid style' frame cut from dp.  The back panel is glossy white cs, mimicking the shine of photo paper.
I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Delightfully Delicate Background Stamp for the panel on the bottom of the card.  From glossy white cs I cut a scallop edge using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Scallop Borders dies.
I also added a couple of leaves to the collage, mimicking the leaves that are a part of the rose image.  From white cs, I die cut 2 leaves using the Thankful Blooms Die Set.  I used various shades of blue and green Copics to color the leaves and tucked them in behind the circular rose die.  My seam binding bow finishes off the card.
 There is lots more A-mazing inspiration on the Seize the Sketch blog.  Hop on over an check it out, then why not play along!   If you are hopping along to check out all of the DT inspiration, the next blog to be inspired by is Lori Turner.
Thanks so much for stopping by;  have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Valentine Critters, Delightfully Delicate Background Stamp
Paper- SU Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Glossy White, Naturals White; Neenah Solar White, dp
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Blushing Bride
Other- Copics, Seam binding, Kaisercraft ticket die cut, Glitz Designs Rose Die Cut, cheese cloth, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Thankful Blooms Die Set and Scallop Border Dies, sequins, SU button

Monday, July 21, 2014

Leaping Lizards! It's a Birthday! Can you help?

Hi Everyone!

A stampy friend of mine, Deanna Dean, posted about a little boy with cancer wanting birthday cards for his birthday.  Well, for card makers, that should be easy enough!  Danny's birthday is July 25th. 
Here is my card for this little guy~

I used this week's Fusion sketch for this happy reptile.

  Let's see how many cards the crafting community can send Danny for his birthday!

I an linking up to Seize the Birthday Challenge, Anything Goes~

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

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- MFT, SU (sentiment retired)
Paper-SU Mellow Moss, Early Espresso, Ruby Red, Cajun Craze
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Other- Copics, SU Heart framelits, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-Namics
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