Playing with my stamps....

...is what I have been doing today!  One of the best things in the world when it is snowy, and cold, and just plain yucky outside.  So let's just get right to it!

So, I recently found another stamping challenge/sketch blog recently called "Stamping 411" and this past weekend they posted a great sketch.  So, of course, I had to use it.  The sentiment on this one is not very common, but I think it could be used for so many things.  I think it would be especially good for someone who is struggling with not being the best at something...because isn't that something that is hard for all of us at times?  I know it is for me...  This is what I came up with:
"We Can Twinkle" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: My Mind's Eye & Scenic Route
Stamps: Renaissance By Design (Roots & Wings and Roots & Wings Add-on
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: seaglass, aqua, dune & Chalk: yellow cadmium) 
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Chipboard: Rusty Pickle 
Glitter: DecoArt & Ranger Stickles
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars
Paint: crafty supply

Instructions:  Fold yellow cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a flocked dot paper block and adhere to the front.  Punch a scalloped border to the top of a yellow script paper block.  Stamp the tree, stars and sentiment to a cream cardstock block.  Adhere to the yellow paper block, and accent with Stickles and yellow pearls.  Tie ribbon around the bottom of the entire block, and adhere it to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive.  Paint and glitter a chipboard star white, and adhere to the middle of the bow.  Accent the middle of the star with a yellow pearl.  Adhere light blue and yellow pearls to the opposite corners as shown. 

The next two cards use sketch 85 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.  I love how one sketch can look completely different...even if the same person is using it more than once!  Here is the first sample, using these fabulous Lawn Fawn stamps....I just love them!  Eeek!
"Cute As A Button" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: GCD Studios
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sew Lovely set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: turquoise, canary, frost white) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Kaiser Craft
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: craft supply
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base.  Punch a border to a turquoise cardstock strip and adhere to the left side.  Adhere a floral paper strip to the left side, and zig zag stitch alongside the seams.  Tie ribbon around the strip, and attach a button to the bow using twine.  Stamp the sewing machine and sentiment to the front, and then stamp a button border along the bottom and right edge.  Accent the stamping with jewels. 

And here is card #2 using the same sketch as above.  Totally different look!  And, oh how I love this Delightful Dahlias stamp set...it seriously makes me smile every time I break it out and use it!! 
"Thank You So Very Much" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Sticker: Glitz Designs
Stamps/Button: Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: razzberry, green, midnight) 
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions:  Fold blue patterned paper in half to make card base, and round the right hand corners.  Round the right hand corners of a white cardstock block.  Stamp the flower and leaf border to the right side, and adhere to the front of the card.  Punch a scalloped border to pink paper, and adhere to a striped paper block.  Adhere the entire block to the left side of the card.  Tie ribbon to the left side, and accent the bow with a button and jewel.  Stamp the sentiment to the middle, and accent with jewels.  Add the butterfly sticker to the right of the sentiment, and accent the middle with jewels.

And then I realized that I forgot to post my card for CPS 161 last week!  We were sponsored by Hero Arts, and this is what I came up with!  (And I have NEVER used that embossing folder before.  And it is FABULOUS!  I honestly can't believe I have had it this long and never used it....bad Lea.  Tee hee!) 
"Hello Greeting" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Glitz Designs
Stamps: Hero Arts (Say Hello set) 
Ink: Ranger (Dye: eggplant), & Clearsnap (Chalk: rouge, & Pigment: green, razzberry, pink) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: Papertrey Ink
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: With Gratitude by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold kraft cardstock in half, and round the bottom front.  Emboss the front of the card using a Cuttlebug and With Gratitude embossing folder.  Round the corners and ink the edges of a floral paper block, and adhere to the middle.  Round the corners of a white cardstock paper block.  Round the bottom corners and ink the edges of a pink dotted paper strip, and adhere to the bottom of the white block.  Stamp the sentiment and flowers to the white cardstock, and accent the flowers with jewels.  Tie ribbon around the seam, and attach a button to the bow using twine.  Adhere the entire paper block to the front, and accent the top of it with three jewels. 

And I just realized that every single one of these fits the current challenge at Our Creative Corner...which is to use bows!  Tee hee...the entire post fits!  Yay! 

Well, in some other random news.  We bought a new TV.  Not that we REALLY needed a new one, but it was priced to sell because it is a clearance model...so we decided to use some of Josh's bonus for it.  So, we are now the owners of a 58" Samsung plasma television...I will admit, it is pretty sweet.  It is only 3" bigger than our old TV, but the picture quality is definitely better.  I can't wait until it has been on for 100 hours so we can calibrate it. We watched some of the Master's on it the other day....and I thought the nuclear color of the green was going to burn into my retinas.  We are keeping it on all the time in order to get to that 100 hours...should be good to go by the end of the week!  Yay! 

And I am getting something fun too!  I will be ordering the Nikon 105mm micro lens that I have wanted forever tonight!  It is going to be an awesome portrait lens, and it also does double duty for macro photography.  I cannot WAIT to get it and play around with it.  So exciting!   

Well, that is all I have for now.  Hope that your week has been a great one so far!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Comments

  1. Fab cards, Lea! Love them all. :)

    Enjoy your new TV.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ugh! Your Cards are SOO darn cute! I'm loving that lawn fawn sewing machine stamp---SOOO DARLING!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You've been a busy lady!! Mind you with snow outside, I think I'd be doing the same thing!! Lovely set of cards. Congrats on the 58" - wow! We went HD a year ago (know hubby wishes it could have been a 58 incher LOL!)and it is simply amazing to be able to see the blades of grass on the gold course. Enjoy :D Congrats on ordering your new lens. Nothing better than some new toys! May have to get a few pointers from you on photos as I built a light box and am having a heck of a time with lighting so have gone back to the window sill for now.

    ReplyDelete
  4. awww... your cards are fabulous! I love them all!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Everything you do is always so so so gloriously elegant and beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow wow wow....such awesome eye candy...hugs

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome cards Lea! You inspire me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fabulous cards Lea!! Your button card is so fun - the stitching is a great addition! Isn't it fun to see how everyone's cards are similar yet so distinct!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love 'em all, Lea but that first card is absolutely stunning! Such a great stamp and sentiment, but what you did with the pearls and such. It takes it to a whole new level. Just incredible!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous cards! I love the colors, embellishments... great images... especially the tree... TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lea, I just love that first card! LOVE the soft blues and yellows and the tree is so cute. The other cards are wonderful too, always fun to see new ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gorgeous cards Lea, but they ALWAYS are!!! I LOVE all the bright colours you use, a girl after my own heart! I love that first sentiment too, it's lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  13. All are pretty amazing! LOVE them! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love them all Lea... Hope you and the family have been well.

    Hugs
    Elisa

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gorgeous cards...I love them all. By the way, the ribbon you use on a lot of your creations is truly fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow! I think that is all I am going to say from now on! I can't come up with anything better to say! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lea. You cards are fabulous - but the We can Twinkle one is drop dead gorgeous. A masterpiece.
    thanks so much for sharing your photographic and crafting talent.
    hugs
    jaydee

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love them all! Your cards just make me so happy! I absolutely love your Sew Lovely card! :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments warm my heart. Thank you! ♥