Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas In July Tag with Joy Clair Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July tag I made using Joy Clair stamps. For this project I used the "Three Wise Men" stamp set. 

To make my project I used Recollections 110 lb weight card stock as my base. I stamped the wise men with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Gold embossing powder and heat set it, I did the same with the stars and used yellow embossing powder for them. 

While in stamping mode, I stamped the sentiment on a second piece of card stock. 

Once that was complete I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the robes of the wise men. 

I followed that up with using my distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke and blended them for the sky, and a bit lighter towards the bottom of the tag and left it lighter to act like a halo around the men. 

Once this was done I used my Gina Marie Stitched Tag Dies to cut the project to the size desired. I used my Perfect Punch to add a hole in the desired spot, and then add a gold star brad so the tag would turn to reveal the sentiment. 

This project will go in my Christmas Box with the cards I have made in the past six months in preparation for this years holiday season. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and that it gives you inspiration in getting your Christmas projects started early. 

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Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chocolate Lovers Greetings

Chocolate Lovers Post

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I had the pleasure of getting a bunch of Sunsational stamps clear stamps in the mail last weekend, and have been having fun with them. This set is called Addicted to Chocolate and comes with three awesome bears and the sentiment. What is great is each bear has its favorite chocolate. Using some fun background paper, I went to work.

Addicted To Chocolate

This background paper is from a Die Cuts With A View paper pack, this little bear loves her chocolate bards. Colored with Spectrum Noirs. 
This is background paper is from a Doodlebug 6x6 pack. Also colored with Spectrum Noirs and he loves his cocoa. 

This background paper is also from a Doodlebug 6x6 pack. Colored with Spectrum Noirs and loving kisses. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project.

If you haven't checked out this months challenge yet, the theme is Christmas in July, the link is here, looking for your projects.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quick Quotes Christmas in July fun

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July project using Quick Quotes Paper and a few other fun items from my stash.  
To make this project I used a mixture of papers including Serenade (our new paper), Winter Bliss and Windsong.
To start this project I chose the paper I wanted to use. My base is from our new paper Serenade 4.25" x 5.5", I then cut another piece of the same paper at 4" x 5.25" so I could use the green flipside as my background. 
For the base that my sentiment is stamped on, and the stamped piece for the little girl I used Windsong paper, The sentiment piece is supposed to simulate carpet for the girl (colored with colored pencils) and tree to stand on. 
The tree is a die from my friend Kat, and I used Winterbliss to to cut the tree and flip flopped the pieces to get varied looks for each layer, and added a few metallic stars to finish it off. 

Please be sure to stop by and take part in this months Challenge 77 where the theme is Red, White and Blue. 

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon. 

Quick Quotes Products used:
Serenade SR101 coming soon

other products used...
My Favorite Things overflowing joy stamp/die set
Kat Scrappiness Christmas Tree Die
Colored Pencils

YOU ROCK ATS&M Challenge 251 Anything Goes

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, today I am bringing you a project made for the Challenge 251 at Addicted to Stamps & More. 

Items Used:
Recollections 110 lb cardstock as the beige base, black panel, beige and black circles as well as the black bar under the ribbon. The blue cardstock is from my scrap stash
The ribbon and gemstone are from the stash given to me back in 2015 by a lady downsizing her belongings. 
The stamp is from Studio G, and was stamped using Memento London Fog.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you some inspiration for your challenge project. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Quick Quotes Red, White and You

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today, it is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time to reveal the July Challenge. This month our theme is... Red White and Blue!

Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Challenge Winner Announcement for Friday Challenge 76 - "Masculine Cards or Projects".

I created a 6x6 4th of July project to sit on the mantel for years to come. 

Using Paper from several of the Quick Quotes sets I put this project together, and hope you enjoy it. 

Using Serenade QQP-SR103 I cut a 6x6 panel to cover my canvas.
Using Serenade QQP-SR102, Anchors Aweigh QQP-AW100, Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101, and a Pine Needle Die I ran each panel through my Big Shot and turned the cut upside down to simulate fireworks. 

I used my Canon Selphy to print a photo from our fireworks my husband set off this year. This machine is the easiest printer I have ever use. I just open the Canon Print app on my phone, choose the image I want to print and hit print. It goes to the printer and does its thing. 

I used Buttercup and Sunset Powderpuff inks to blend a sunset at the bottom of the 6x6 panel. I then used a small piece of the opposite side and stamped out Happy 4th of July using Royal Blue and Red Lipstick Powderpuff inks. I blended the Buttercup and Sunset along with Warm Grey over the top so that it would blend in with the background. This I cut with an oval die, and used foam dots to pop it up. 

I used double sided tape to adhere the fireworks, and the photo paper is actually a sticker.

I then found this flag banner that is leftover from a project my daughter did in middle school (11 years ago) and added it along the top. 

I really hope you enjoyed this project. I had a great time making it and again plan on setting it out each year.

Quick Quotes Products Used...

Serenade QQP-SR103- coming soon
Serenade QQP-SR102- coming soon 
Anchors Aweigh QQP-AW100
Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101
PowderPuff Inks:

Other items used:
Joy Clair 4th of July Stamp Set
Gina Marie Pine Needles Die
Sizzix Oval Die
Flag Banner from Stash

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deco Foil and Stencils Oh My

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project I made for GinaMarie. This is my first time using Deco Gel and Foil and made a video showing the process. 

First tape down the stencil then stir the gel and spread nicely over your stencil. Remove the stencil and wash. Set the page aside to dry, Once your page is fully dry, add a sheet of DecoFoil over the page, place it in a piece of copy paper and run it through your warmed up laminator. When it comes out remove the foil and your card is ready to finish.

The base of the card is Recollections 110 lb cardstock in Gray.
The stamps are Altenew Build a Rose three step stamps that were included in a papercrafting magazine in 2016. I stamped these on Recollections 110 lb cardstock using Memento Dew Drops first layer Dandelion, second Layer Cantaloupe and third layer Tangelo. The outer edges are brushed with New Sprout. The Smile stamp came with the flower set as did the die. I stamped the word Smile using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. Thank you and have a crafty day. 

Items used:
Gina Marie Designs Triburst Stencil

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July with ATSM and LeeAnn

Hi There friends, here is my #249 CAS inspiration for Addicted to Stamps & More!!!

Using Joy Clair stamps, Kat Scrappiness Sequins and Memento Dew Drops, this project came together pretty quick and I had fun making it. The cardstock is all Recollections 110 lb weight, and an A2 card. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas In July with Sunsational Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my project inspiration for our July 2017 monthly Challenge using the Christmas in July theme. 

For this project I used Jingles and her pup, along with my spectrum noir markers. 
While the image was printing, I used my Big Shot to cut the fireplace segment of my card. All of the paper used on this project is from Recollections. 

I used my Scan n Cut to cut Jingles and her pup out, and then colored using my Spectrum Noirs, the colors will be listed below. 

Skin- FS2, FS3
Eyes- LG2
Hair- GB1, TN1
Dress- DR2, DR3, LG5
Boots- GB9, TN4, GB1
Bells- IG4
Dog- IG3, IG9, True Black 

Please come join our Challenge I can't wait to see all your projects. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Where is your LIFE???

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with another two projects using vinyl from StyleTechCraft and Tape Technologies. I was browsing a group on FaceBook and there was a guy that was promoting his SVG files, really nice guy, and his files were free when you share his post via Twitter, FB or Google+. I have 2 files today that I was able to have fun with. 

Made using Gold #127

Made using Rose Gold, a new color

I really love working with vinyl and this Ultra Metallic vinyl from Tape Technologies is amazingly easy to work with. It cuts like butter with my Silhouette Cameo, and in three years it is the first vinyl I have been able to get accurate cuts matching the blade settings preset in the machine. Blade setting of 1, and I will also say, the blade is my original vinyl blade that I have had for 3 years. I have always used one blade for vinyl and another for paper, whether that has anything to do with it or not I am not sure. 

Color Chart for The Ultra Metallic Colors:

Ultra Metallic Colors
My husband is really happy with the new designs on the truck, Camping Life will be coming next for him. 

I hope you have enjoyed these projects. 

How To Make Vinyl Gift Canvas Easy

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my first project as a member of the Tape Technologies team . Please Follow Tape Technologies, Inc on Facebook here

Our great nephew was two on June 30 and he is a for sure Disney Baby. We live less than an hour from Disney World and he lives 3, but he has been more times in the past two years than we have in the last 4. And he LOVES it each and every time. So, with that in mind when it came time to make my project I went with a Disney theme. 

Using Tape Technologies Ultra Metallic Vinyl I chose numbers Black 128 and Red 129 as my product to use. 
Colors available as of 6/30/2017 This is a 2 mil film with silver metallic flake giving you a great glittery sparkle. Each color is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. 

I used an 11" x 14" white canvas and spray painted it yellow with Krylon Short Cuts Hobby/Craft Paint Soft Yellow, and let it dry overnight. 

I then went to work on the computer. I used free fonts from to create the lettering for my project. The Fonts used were Waltograph, Walter, Budmo and Mickey and Minnie. Once these were downloaded I unzipped the files and started up the Silhouette Cameo Software. While doing this the fonts automatically loaded into the program and were available to use. 

I set the page settings as 11"x14" so that I would be able to make a complete layout of my project. 

I then typed out the statements I wanted line by line and after that was complete I changed the font colors to Black or Red to reflect the vinyl color I would be using. The next step was to set each in the font type desired. 

Once I had the layout ready, the fun part started. I first moved all the Red lines off the work space and consolidated the Black to the top half of the page, I set the vinyl on my cutting mat vinyl side up and sent it to cut. 

TIP: make a thin line between your cutting areas to make weeding the vinyl an easier job, especially with so many fonts. 

Once I had my projects excess vinyl weeded off, I was able to use Respositional Contact Paper as a transfer sheet. I used a credit card as a squeegee to get a clean pick up. 

Once I had all the black lines complete I did the same with the Red. I then started arranging them in the order they belong on the canvas. 
A few letters stuck to the vinyl when I was weeding my lines and I had to make a re cut to replace them.

Then using that same credit card squeegee I went to work smoothing the vinyl on the canvas. 
I then was double checking myself as something didn't look right, and sure enough I had mis-spelled Mouska, it is supposed to be Mooska, so I cut another o and fixed it. 

And within a short time after fixing my errors my project was complete. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project I have made. 

Toadily Awesome with Joy Clair

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a project for the Joy Clair July Challenge theme of Anything Goes using your favorite Joy Clair stamp set. 
I chose Hoppy Birthday!!!
I had this project in mind for a while, sat down and made it and just knew it would be used for this post.

The base is a Recollections A2 size base with gold foil trim. I then cut a 4.25" x 5.25" panel from Recollections 110 lb white cardstock and sprayed with Fireworks "Summer Sky" from Imagine crafts. to achieve the blue background. 

Once I had that base dry I used a square die and cut out a section that was offset from the center. I then sprayed it a little more to make it a little darker to resemble water and let it dry. 

I stamped the frog on Recollections 110 lb white using Memento Cottage Ivy and let it dry. I then cut it out with my Scan n Cut. 

On the square I had cut I used my Kaleidacolor "fresh greens" ink pad to stamp the lily-pads using the "Ink Splatter" stamp set. 

I cut a square of mesh larger than the square and used double stick tape to attach it to the inside of the top panel, and to attach the "lily-pad" square to the base. 

I attached the top panel to the base using foam dots and then added the frog. 

For the sentiment I used Stazon Hydrangea Blue to stamp it, then cut the rectangle with a die, and used a Fantastix stick to pick up color from the Kaliedacolor pad to ink the edges.

And with that my project was complete. I hope you have enjoyed it, and I look forward to seeing all the great projects entered into this months Challenge

By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store. One lucky winner will be announced on 
July 31st!!!
Good Luck! 


Hi there friends and fellow crafters, as I find out about sales for this holiday weekend I will add them to this post. 

The first up is Sunsational Stamps, 25% off all digital images with the code America:

Sunsational Stamps
Next up we have Kat Scrappiness:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Home of the Latte

SO, a couple weeks ago the design team for Joy Clair Stamps received a package with two new stamp sets for a project for last month. I made my project and immediately started thinking of another. 
The two new sets are the Grungy Flag Background and Happy Fourth
Well I decided to add in Coffee Lovers...

SO... While yes this is the Summer theme Coffee Hop, I decided... Fourth of July happens during the summer... but Patriotism is everyday, and for that matter, so is coffee... So with that I bring you my project:

I used Memento Lady Bug and Danube Blue Inks on this project. The paper is all Recollections, and the bakers twine is from Dollar Tree. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project. I am submitting it to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 

Summertime Relax and Enjoy the Java

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with Quick Quotes and a shaker card I made with the Anchors Aweigh paper pack.

To make this card I used AW100 to make a front panel of 4" x 5.25". I had this card base in my stash from JilliBean and I situated the panel so I could trace the coffee cup cutout onto the paper ad then use my Scan N Cut to cut it in the top panel. 

I then cut a 4" x 5.25" panel for the inside out of the same AW100. In the June Club Q Kit there were some stencils that had the words Relax and Enjoy. I used the Sunset Powderpuff Chalking Ink to add the words to the inside of the coffee cup and the top of the card panel. 

To finish up this card I added some Sun Rays colored sequins to the inside of the shaker cup and sealed everything together with double stick tape. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Thank you for stopping by.  

QQ Products Used
Anchors Aweigh AW100
Powderpuff Ink Sunset

Non QQ Products
JilliBean Coffee Cup Shaker Card Base
JilliBean Coffee Cup Shaker
Sun Rays Colored Sequins 
This project will be entered in the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop

Joy Clair- Picture Perfect

Hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a project I had fun making using the Joy Clair stamp set called God's Focus.

This was a fun project, and I have actually had it ready for a little while. This was the first thing I thought to do with this stamp set, and hope you like it. 
I had just bought some new ink pads and went down the line with them in rainbow order to make this card. Using my 8.5 x 6.5 stamping tool the first trick was to figure out just where to put the camera so I would be able to stamp both the rows and columns only moving the paper but not the stamp itself. 
SO, once I had that part figured out I was ready to start stamping. I used Ranger Dye inks for this in Ladybug Red, Goldfish Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Cactus Green, Seaside Aqua, Denim Blue, Magenta Violet, and Jelly Purple.
Once this step was complete and I had all my images, I went to my bigshot with 3 of my postage stitched dies and cut out a large and small image from white cardstock and a medium image from mirror. Once again I went back to my stamping tool and stamped the sentiment "I'M MADE Picture Perfect" in the small cut. I affixed the small and medium to the large with double stick tear tape, the large base was attached with foam tape to the base. And once again I remembered the "bling theme" so I found my silver glitter enamel dots and put them as the lens of the visible camera lenses. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you an idea of a project you can make with this set as well. Thank you so much and let's get crafting. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Stencil and Glitter Paste, Oh What Fun!!!

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with the next project using Gina Marie's Stencils. This time I used the Geometric Pattern Stencil.  

With this project I used Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Blue. Until this project I had never used Glitter Paste before, but I did go back out and get another bottle that will be used in the next stencil post. 

This Paste gives a great texture just like embossing paste and texture paste, with the added shimmer shine of the glitter. And who doesn't love glitter?
Using the same steps as the prior post, I first taped down the stencil, and using my palette knife I stirred up the glitter paste then smoothed it on over the stencil. Once it was completely smooth I scrapped excess off and back into the jar and capped it. I then carefully lifted the stencil so as not to smear and immediately washed both the knife and stencil in warm water. 

Once this was complete, I set the panel aside to dry. I stamped the Daisy from Joy Clair Springtime Flowers with Versamark and used Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it. 
I used a banner die to cut the white sentiment panel and used Memento Black Dye Ink to stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Joy Clairs Everyday Sentiments. The Card Base is from Recollections then there is a white 110 lb Recollection panel cut to 4" x 5.25", the stencil panel I cut to 3.75" x 5". I used double side adhesive to adhere the panels and the sentiment. The Daisy is adhered using foam dots. 

Stencils, Embossing Paste and Glitter OH MY!!!

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a couple projects I have been working on for Gina at Gina Marie Designs. 

Gina has come with a new stencil line and let me tell you, I LOVE THEM. The stencils are 6" x 6" and strong plastic. I love the styles and enjoyed working with them. Out of the four stencils received I have one that I am going to show you today, another I will have later today for you. 

First I taped the Chic Style stencil down on my paper. For my project I used Recollections 110 lb card stock.

Used Barn Door colored Distress Ink and tinted my Ranger Embossing Paste. I really like the color it created. 

The next step was to removed the stencil and allow the page to dry for a few hours. 

Once the page dried I added Ranger Clear Glitter Embossing Powder and put my heat gun to it to dry. 

I cut the panel down to 4.25" x 5.5" and cut a piece of acetate the same size. Using Stazon ink in White and again in Black I stamped the Dandelion from Joy Clairs Spring Flowers stamp set, and used foam dots to attach the Gina Marie Ballerina Dancer Dies that I cut out of Coral and White.

 I then decided to use Gina's Wonky Stitches frame die to cut a frame to finish the design off.

I have to say, I am not sure how it happened but I LOVE the way that the embossing paste gave off an Ombre' look even though it started out all the same.