Monday, June 17, 2013

"Toadally" In Love tag

*** 6/25/13 Top 3 Award at The Kraft Journal! ***

I just cannot believe this year is half over! Where the heck has it gone?! ;) Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog is already embarking on Challenge #8 and we're being sponsored by none other than Bugaboo Digi Stamps! The theme is "No Cards Allowed!" You know what that means - anything BUT a card! Come play with us!

Bugaboo always generously provides our DT with images to work with and when I saw this toad, I knew I had to have it! I had an awesome time in the scrap room creating this tag for my hubby's birthday... a cardboard box flap... a paper-pieced toad... layer upon layer. But WITHOUT a bunch of glitter, bling and girly stuff! That's really hard for me. I did settle, though, with a jute ribbon bow, entwined hearts charm, some Liquid Pearls and LOTS of green! Hehehe! I hope he likes it! ;)

I'd love to enter the hubster's birthday tag into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardboard box flap
  • Bugaboo "Toadally In Love" digital image and sentiment
  • The Paper Cut Brown Bag (kraft) cardstock; Marco's red cardstock; dark green and lime green cardstock from stash
  • Light green/white plaid and dark green/white striped paper from stash; medium green handmade paper from stash
  • Burlap
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals and Big Scalloped Rectangles dies
  • Stamp Camp Whimsey Squared stamps
  • VersaMagic Hint of Pesto dew drop ink 
  • Sakura Stardust pen
  • Versamark; Ranger green and gold embossing powders
  • Copics: R27, G09
  • Jute ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology pin; entwined hearts charm from stash
  • Bisque Liquid Pearls
  • Small bronze ball chain





Lawnscaping Challenge #60 inspiration photo:



Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, June 3, 2013

Special Delivery

Can you believe we are launching Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's Challenge #7 already?! Our theme this time is "Rockin' Rubbah" and we are being sponsored by the fabulous Heartfelt Creations! Come play with us! You just could be the proud winner of a $25 gift certificate! OMG... that would be totally awesome! What an array of goodies could be had with that! ;) As you can guess by the theme name, this is a rubber stamp image 'only' challenge - no digi images allowed!

For my DT inspiration project, I created a hand-cut "onesie" baby card for a co-worker who is having a baby boy. I used some awesome coordinating large plaid and tiny checkered papers from a new Recollections Bold Basics paper pad I recently got at Michaels, paired with some new Brown Bag cardstock from The Paper Cut that I used for the bib. I used several rubber stamps - the heart on the bib and the front sentiment are from the Gina K Designs Special Delivery stamp set, and the inside sentiment is from Lost Coast Designs Party Words stamp set. I don't do very many boy/masculine cards, but I just love how this turned out! It IS possible to make a card without all the girly ribbons, bows and pearls! :)

I'd love to enter this baby boy card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock
  • Recollections Bold Basics paper pad
  • Hand-cut onesie template (which I'll add to my Freebies page soon)
  • GKD Special Delivery stamp set
  • LCD Party Words stamp set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa ink
  • Spellbinders Classic Circles, Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies
  • Silver nail heads from stash





Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lost Coast Designs Nostalgic Children!

As promised, I'm back with three more card samples I created for Linda with Lost Coast Designs. I used several of her Nostalgic Children stamps, and what cuties these are! They all just 'screamed' vintage, so that's the direction I went with all three! I used the LCD Cheesecloth background stamp on two of them. We're required to keep the dimension at a minimum, as Linda showcases them in her booth when she travels around to paper arts shows and the booth walls are folded flat for traveling, so you'll notice they don't have a whole lot of layers or embellishments.

The first card I'd like to share with you today was created with Rose Boy. Isn't he just adorable?! The card base is GKD Pure Luxury ivory cardstock. The cheesecloth background on the pennant tab and the Rose Boy were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on the ivory cardstock, and I distressed the edges of all with Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink. The dark brown cardstock is from my stash. I dug out my Imaginisce i.top tool (and some scrap pieces of brown patterned paper for the toppers) to create the brads which I also distressed with the Walnut Stain distress ink. Love, love, love!



The next card was created with Kitty Girl. What a darling image! The card base is pale lilac cardstock from Paper and More. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the pale lilac cardstock and used four Copics (E000, V12, Y11 and C1) to color her and the kitty cat. The image is matted on black crinkle cardstock from The Paper Cut and embellished simply with purple ribbon from Studios Blackbird and three purple gemstones. For some reason this card was very hard to photograph - the image looks super crooked (but looked fine in real life) and you can't really see how beautiful the pale lilac cardstock is. :[



And the last card I'm sharing with you today was created with Flower Picker. This image made an absolutely beautiful vintage card! The card base is GKD Pure Luxury ivory cardstock. I stamped the cheesecloth background and image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on the ivory cardstock, and distressed the edges with Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink. I colored the image with E000, Y11, G24 and R23 Copics. I matted the oval-cut image on a salmon Spellbinders Floral Ovals diecut, also distressed with the Walnut Stain distress ink. I used my Tonic corner punch on all four corners of the background which I matted on dark brown cardstock from my stash. I finished it off with a small Melissa Frances flat-back pearl in each corner.


Hope you enjoyed seeing these cards as much as I enjoyed making them! All of the Lost Coast Designs stamps I've worked with are superb - you get a nice crisp impression that's almost fool-proof! Check 'em out - you won't be disappointed!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie