Thursday, January 29, 2015

Winnie & Walter release - Sugar Rush + Sparkle

Hey there, blog friends!!  I am back with another day of introducing new products for Winnie & Walter.  Today we are introducing 2 more stamp sets & 2 more Cutaway sets that will be available to purchase in the Winnie & Walter store on the evening of January 30th.

Sugar Rush
  • 4x6 stamp set
  • Retails for $15.00
  • Includes thirty-one (31) stamps--eleven (11) words + twenty (20) images
Sparkle
  • Free With Purchase for a limited time for qualifying orders***
  • 3x4 stamp set
  • Retails for $8.00 (will not be sold until later in 2015)
  • Includes twelve (12) stamps--three (3) sentiments + nine (9) images

***About the limited time Free With Purchase Sparkle:
  • Order must be placed from January 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. CST through February 13, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST  (or while supplies last)
  • Your single order must total $35.00 or more before shipping and handling and taxes are applied.  
  • One Free With Purchase item per person.
  • We will be manually adding Sparkle to your order and it will not be reflected on your invoice.  
  • This offer is while supplies last.  
  • Sparkle is not a limited edition stamp set and will be released for sale later in 2015.

Big Bang Confetti Cutaways
  • Wafer Thin Steel Dies
  • Retails for $10.00
  • Twelve (12) dies 
The Party Confetti Cutaways
  • Wafer Thin Steel Dies
  • Retails for $10.00
  • Ten (10) dies

For my first card I combined the new Sugar Rush stamp set with previously released The Big, the Bold and the Extras to create a beautiful wedding card.  Check it out!
I layered & layered & layered a little bit more...and then added some watercolor.  This style of card is my bread & butter...just pulling together item after item until it all just fits.

Creation Instructions:
  1. Make A2 card from cashmere cardstock.
  2. Trim a block of mint striped paper & adhere to the front.
  3. Layer a gold doily to the top of it.
  4. Cut strips of pink striped paper & gold dotted vellum, then adhere at slight angles to the card front.
  5. Trim a block of art paper, then stamp & heat emboss the cake stand using gold glitter embossing powder.
  6. Stamp & heart emboss the cake to the top of the cake stand using white embossing powder.
  7. Watercolor the cake, then set aside to dry.
  8. In the mean time, stamp the banner & sentiment to white cardstock.
  9. Layer the dry watercolor block to the card front with a knot of gold thread & a strip of mint lace.
  10. Adhere the banner to the bottom of the watercolor block with foam dots.
  11. Embellish the card with pearls to finish.

For my next card, I've used the Sparkle stamp set along with some bokeh patterned vellum & a little watercolor splatter.  This card ALSO makes my heart go pitter patter a little bit. :)
Being a photographer, all of the amazing bokeh printed papers just speak to my heart...I purchase them everytime I see them.  And then I hoard them.  Lol!  I've decided I've GOT to use them on some projects, and not just tuck them away in my Scrapbox, petting them occasionally when I take them out.  {#kiddingnotkidding}

Creation Instruction:
  1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Trim two vellum blocks & layer them together.
  3. Splatter the vellum block with black watercolor & let dry.
  4. Stamp & heat emboss the sparkling circles to the front using gold glitter embossing powder,
  5. Stitch two intersecting lines through the embossed sparkling circles, then adhere the vellum blocks to the card front.
  6. Stamp the sentiment to a white cardstock strip, then trim in an arrow shape.
  7. Layer the sentiment arrow to the card front with a knot of gold thread.
  8. Embellish with two pearl & jewel flourishes to finish.

Be sure to head on over to today's Winnie & Walter blog post to see what all of the other designers created, and to enter for a chance to win these great products!!

If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L. 

My Favorite Things Guest Design Post

Hey there, blog friends!  It's a busy week on my blog!!  I was asked earlier in the month to do a couple of guest design spots on the My Favorite Things blog, and my first blog post is up tonight!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but I think it is important to give love notes to your special someone all throughout the year!  So for my card today I created a love card without a Valentine's Day theme to it.  I've paired a Webster's Pages 4x6 card with some MFT stamps to create this sweet card!
One of my favorite things to do is pair stamping with scrapbooking product in order to further the thought behind the sentiment.

Creation Instructions:
  1. Make A2 card from MFT smooth white cardstock.
  2. Trim a 4x6 card & vellum block slightly smaller, and layer together. 
  3. Stamp the hearts in embossing ink to the paper block using the "All My Love" stamp set.
  4. Cover them in gold glitter embossing powder, then heat set.
  5. Stitch two intersecting lines to the front using gold thread.
  6. Stamp the sentiment to a white cardstock strip using the "Smitten With You" stamp set.
  7. Cut the edges to make the sentiment strip look like an arrow.
  8. Layer the sentiment arrow with a knot of gold thread to the card front.
  9. Embellish it with a gold enamel bow to finish.

For my next card, I went a bit more colorful & cheery!  This fun Thank You card would be perfect for sending out after a birthday party.  I've combined some Carta Bella papers with some MFT stamps & Dienamics to create this one!
I just love the fun colors of this, and the MFT Dienamics made it so easy to put together!!

Creation Instructions:
  1. Make A2 card from aqua cardstock.
  2. Diecut the angled paper block & peekaboo circle from polka dot paper using the MFT "Blueprints 18" Dienamics set.
  3. Diecut the circle border from the aqua cardbase using Blueprints 18.
  4. Adhere the polka dot paper block to the bottom of the card using foam dots.
  5. Diecut a circle from yellow star paper and a star from red striped paper using Blueprints 18 and adhere them inside the peekaboo circle.
  6. Diecut the banner from oatmeal cardstock using Blueprints 18.
  7. Stamp the sentiment to the banner using the "Photo Booth" stamp set.
  8. Adhere the sentiment banner to the lower right corner.
  9. Embellish with twine threaded buttons to finish.

All of the MFT items I used have been linked in the instructions above...so be sure to check them out & pick them up if you so fancy!   Thank you so much to my friends at MFT for giving me this opportunity to guest design!  I appreciate it so much, and look forward to my next guest design post in February!

Thanks for checking out my post today!!  If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winnie & Walter release - Scenery: Stripes

Hey there, blog friends!  Welcome to another day of introducing new products from Winnie & Walter!  Today we are introducing three more items that will be available to purchase in the Winnie & Walter store on the evening of January 30th.

Scenery: Stripes stamp set
  • 4x6 stamp set
  • Retails for $15.00
  • Includes eight (8) stamps

Essentials: Katharine Cutaways
  • Wafer Thin Steel Dies
  • Retails for $28.00
  • Includes eleven (11) dies

In a Word Cutaways--three (3) different dies: In a Word: Cheers Cutaway + In a Word: Happy Cutaway + In a Word: Love Cutaway
  • Wafer Thin Steel Dies
  • Each retail for $5.00
  • Each are one (1) die

I created a clean & simple cutie using the new Scenery: Stripes stamp set, along with The Big, The Bold and Party set that was introduced yesterday!  I went with a little muted rainbow theme on this one!
I try to be really good about sending cards out to my loved ones on time, but sometimes...it slips my mind.  I love that this stamp set allows you to create all kinds of different birthday sentiments, including belated ones!!

Creation Instructions:
  1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Stamp the stripes to the card front using the colors & order of the rainbow.
  3. Stamp the sentiment to the top of the stripes in black ink.
  4. Embellish with jewels to finish.

Card Challenges:



Be sure to head on over to today's Winnie & Walter blog post to see what all of the other designers created, and to enter for a chance to win these great products!!

If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winnie & Walter release - The Big, The Bold and Party

It's been a fun month at Winnie & Walter, celebrating their first birthday!  There have been big giveaways & lots of challenges...and now it is time to release some new product!!  Today we are introducing three items that will be available to purchase in the Winnie & Walter store on the evening of January 30th.

The Big, The Bold and Party stamp set: 
  • 6x8 stamp set
  • Retails for $22.00
  • Includes fifty-four (54) stamps--five (5) big words + forty-nine (49) small words

The Big, The Bold and Party cutaways:
  • Wafer Thin Steel Die
  • Retails for $25.00
  • Includes five (5) dies

The Big, The Bold and You cutaways:
  • Wafer Thin Steel Dies
  • Retails for $14.00
  • Includes three (3) dies 

For my card, I've used the brand new stamp set with the previously released The Big, The Bold and Happy cutaways.  This is how it turned out!
 I just love how this card turned out....that colorful, blocked paper was just screaming to be used with the stamps & dies!

Creation Instructions:
  1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller, then spatter black watercolor paint on it.
  3. Once dry, stamp the word "birthday" to the front.
  4. Diecut the word happy directly above it. 
  5. Add a strip of gold glitter paper to the area where the word "happy" will be.
  6. Layer the stamped paper block to the card front using foam tape adhesive.
  7. Adhere a wood veneer party hat to the top of a gold thread knot.
  8. Accent with enamel dots to finish.
Challenges:




Be sure to head on over to today's Winnie & Walter blog post to see what all of the other designers created, and to enter for a chance to win these great products!!

If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Gold & Glittery Gift Wrap

Hey there, blog friends!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I definitely am!  Not that we have big amazing plans or anything...it has just been a super busy week, & I'm ready for a little downtime.  (Although...we are kind-of doing that today too.  THREE days of it...yay!!! Lol!)  I've been really busy meeting with potential clients & booking weddings....which is awesome.  Yay for Elle Photography! :)

Today I have some projects up on the My Mind's Eye blog! I LOVE to give gifts, and I LOVE to make the outside just as pretty as whatever might be on the inside!  And I am always raiding my scrapbooking product whenever I have to put together a gift!  Valentine's day is right around the corner, so I went with a love theme for my gift wrapped projects today!  But, I didn't use the traditional red & pink.  I actually used gold, black & white, pulling goodies from different My Mind's Eye collections to accent the boxes.  These would be great for the man in your life because they aren't super girly, but he might not love all the glitter from the glitter wrap. {Seriously...when I was creating these, my husband was not impressed with the glitter I had ALL OVER ME. Lol.}
There is a bit of a step by step process written up on the MME blog post, so please head over there for those details!!  The majority of the supplies will be linked below, but the gift wrap is not.  So, I had to run to Walmart {shudder} for something that had been out of stock at Target, & I happened to go in the door where all the Christmas clearance was set up.  I'm a sucker for gift wrap, so I peeked through it a little bit...and found this gorgeous gold glitter wrap, & the same in silver!!  I grabbed two rolls of each at the marked 50% off, figuring I would be getting double the amount for regular price.  I went & grabbed the other items we needed, then headed to the checkout.  Each roll ended up being $1.14  {I think that was close to 90% off}....I was so happy & went on my merry way with my giftwrap full of glittery goodness.  It was almost like a treat for having to go to my least favorite store in the world!!  Just thought I would share that little story with you...lol!




Do you ever use your scrapbooking product when wrapping gifts for people?  What do you like to use?  I'd love to hear!!

That is all that I have for you today!  If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.