Home Sweet Home

July 21, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone!!  Before I head out to the wedding I have to shoot today, I have a card to share with you!!  My friend Nina needed another card to share on her blog for today's The Craft's Meow Release Blog Hop, and I was happy to oblige!!  She has designed a new stamp set called "Love Dwells Here", which matches her Spellbinders "Home Sweet Home" dies.  I LOVE it when stamps match dies....it makes things so much easier!

I created a card that would be perfect for welcoming someone into the neighborhood, or when attending a housewarming party with a gift!  I chose soft colors for this card, but added a bit of shimmer & sparkle to it!  I love how it turned out....check it out!
1. Make A2 card from oatmeal cardstock.
2. Cut pink paper slightly smaller, then diecut an eyelet lace border from the bottom of it.
3. Distress ink the edges of both pieces, then adhere to the front.
4. Cut a block of map paper, distress ink the edges and adhere to the middle.
5. Cut two strips of striped paper, punch a border to the thicker one, and distress ink the edges.
6. Adhere the punched border to the top of the map paper, and the thin strip to the bottom.
7. Tie ribbon around the top of the card, then zig-zag stitch along the seams of the striped papers.
8. Diecut the house bottom from fabric, and the top from oatmeal cardstock.
9. Stamp the house top and cover in glitter.  Adhere the two cuts to the middle of the card.
10. Diecut the heart and tag, then stamp as shown.  Adhere the heart to the middle of the house, and the tag to the bow middle.
11. Top the bow with a spool button and pink pearl.
12. Glitter two small flowers and paper leaves, and adhere to the corner of the house with a pearl centered flower.
13. Add three pink pearls to the bottom of the card to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Viva la Verve! July Week 4 - sketch
-The Play Date Cafe #141 - mint, soft yellow, coral, tulip
-Crazy 4 Challenges #146 - stitching
-Crafts and Me #93- ribbon & bow
-The Ribbon Reel #32- sweet sparkles
-Stampin' Sisters in Christ #148- sparkles

Well, I hope that you've enjoyed my card today!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!  I'm off to shoot a wedding!!  Have I said lately how much I love my job?!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

July Card Kitchen Kit Club

July 19, 2012

Hey there, everyone!!  So, I am finally coming up for air from all the projects that I have had to create in the past two weeks!!  Tee hee!  Everything made it to CHA safe and sound, and I have seen some of them in the booth photos that are circulating the internet right now.  That is always fun!!

I have been so busy this month, that I never got to share something fun with you!  Kimber sent me an email awhile back, asking if I would like to guest design in July for the Jillibean Soup Card Kitchen Kit Club.  Of course I said yes...Jillibean Soup is so fun to work with, and the kits always have such cute embellishments and such in them.  I created nine cards with the kit, and today I finally have a moment to actually share them with you!  Check them out!
Card Challenges:
-Clearly Inspired #55- some like it hot
-Raise the Bar #108- red, white & blue (first two cards)
-Divas by Design #44- anything goes

I know that I typically don't share this many cards in one post, but I wanted to get them all out for you to see!!  If love Jillibean Soup and haven't checked out their card kit, I highly suggest it!  The kit is only $22.99 + shipping, and you can create a TON of cards from it.  It comes with 8 card bases, but I had plenty paper, stickers and diecuts left over to create some more!  As you can see, I created 9 cards (because I got an extra card base) and I would bet that I could have created at least 4-5 more cards with the leftover product I had.  Maybe more if you went with a simpler design.

Well, that is everything I have for you today!  I hope you have an awesome day! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Jillibean Soup Card Kitchen Kit - July

Palm Beach....Great Travels

July 5, 2012

Hey there, everyone!!  Once again...long time no blog!  Sorry- I have been super busy getting some projects ready for CHA.  Hopefully I will be able to start sharing them on my blog sometime soon!

As StopAndScrap.com continues to make room for all the new items that are soon to come, you can get a really great deal on some Webster's Pages product right now!  Be sure to check it out, and get some of their fabulous papers at a really great price!

I just love the soft but beachy feel of the Palm Beach papers, which I've combined with some lovely trim, doilies & flowers from past collections.  Here is what I created!!
1. Make an A2 card from blossom cardstock.
2. Cut background paper slightly smaller, distress the edges and adhere.
3. Cut a block of palm trees, and adhere to the upper right corner.
4. Fussy cut a palm tree & sign from patterned paper, and adhere to the left side.
5. Layer the doily, trim & fabric flower to the front.
6. Add a butterfly accent, rhinestone button and pin to the top of the fabric elements.
7. Cut the sentiment from patterned paper, distress the edges and adhere to the front with foam adhesive to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Viva la Verve! July Week 1 - sketch
-Allsorts challenge #161 - flower(s)
-Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #176 - summer
-Oldie but a Goodie challenge - summer holidays
-Little Red Wagon #140 - beach
-PaperTake Weekly - anything goes

StopAndScrap.com isn't the only one trying to make room for the new product that will be releasing at Summer CHA.  It felt good to use up a good portion of some Webster's Pages product that I have on this one!! I really love this summer paper collection...it is just fabulous!!

Well, I hope that you like my card for today!  I better get back to my desk and finish up my projects for CHA!!  Have an awesome rest of your day! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.