Thursday, May 31, 2012

WPlus9 June 2012- Fresh Picked

Hey there, everyone!!  Welcome to the start of another release week....I've been a busy gal these past few days!!  Tonight marks day 1 of the June 2012 WPlus9 release, and tonight we are showcasing a new stamp & die set called "Fresh Picked".  If you love berries and sweet sentiments, then this is the set for you!!  Here is a little bit of info about the stamp set and dies:

Fresh Picked
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 22 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 1 frame image, 12 berry building images in two sizes, and 9 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $21
Fresh Picked Companion Dies
  • coordinates with the Fresh Picked stamp set
  • four separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $8
Label Layers 5 Die
  • coordinates with the Fresh Picked stamp set
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $9
What I love about this set, is it doesn't include just one type of berry in it.  It has a strawberry, a raspberry {which I featured tonight}, AND blueberries!!  Tonight I created a sweet little thank you card, that is full of pink tones and light green.  Here is what I made!
"Sweet of You" supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (Oatmeal)
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found 2 "Blush" collection)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: berry, magenta, zen garden, celadon & Mixed Media: honey, leather)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Lace: Webster's Pages
Pearls: Michael's brand
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from oatmeal cardstock. 
2. Cut floral paper slightly smaller, distress ink the edges and adhere. 
3. Cut a strip of lace and adhere to the bottom.
4. Cut two strips of striped paper, and notch the left end of the pink strip. 
5. Distress ink the edges of both strips, stamp the sentiment to the pink strip and layer on the lace.
6. Diecut the label, leaves & raspberries from cardstock, then stamp the images & sentiment.  
7. Adhere to the right side of the striped paper strips, then accent with pearls to finish.

Card Challenges:
-CASE Study #93- sketch
-The Ribbon Reel #29- inspiration photo + diecuts, flowers & ribbon/trim
-CropStop #74- pearls
-Stamp With Fun #163- lace, flowers, 3 papers
-Top Tip Tuesday #77- product 6+ months or older (papers)

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the WPlus9 crew has created today, and of course....Dawn always does a giveaway on her blog!! 
Cherry Nelson- our fab guest designer!!

I be back tomorrow night with another sweetly stamped card using a new WPlus9 set!!! Have a great day! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heartfelt & Genuine Appreciation

Hey there, everyone!  How is your week going so far?  Great here- just been working out, keeping the house clean, and getting ready for my wedding season to start!  I did an engagement shoot this evening, and then have a wedding on Sunday.  Oh- and then I have another engagement session on Monday....my season has officially begun!!  {And I LOVE it!!}

Today I have a card to share that is full of soft colors and beautiful flowers.  I started with some beautiful Teresa Collins papers, from the Sweet Afternoon collection.  I just love the soft colors and elegant patterns from this gorgeous paper collection.  They mix perfectly with some of the Prima Marketing flowers that have made their way into my stash from StopAndScrap.com!!  Here is the card that I created:
"Heartfelt Appreciation" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Paper/Diecuts: Teresa Collins (Sweet Afternoon collection)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Label Layers 4 set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Stephanie Bernard Dye: chocolate, Chalk: deep lagoon)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Flowers/Leaves: Prima Marketing
Crocheted Lace/Twine: May Arts
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Button: SEI
Sewing Machine: Brother

Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from vintage cream cardstock. 
2. Cut two blocks of patterned paper and distress ink the edges. 
3. Layer together, stitch along the seam and adhere. 
4. Distress ink the edges of a diecut tag, then stamp the sentiment to it.
5. Adhere it to the card front, then accent with trim, pearls & a twine-threaded button. 
6. Arrange white paper leaves and three flowers in the lower left corner to finish.

Card Challenges:
-The Shabby Tea Room #116- cream, pink & blue + flowers/fabric

If the Sweet Afternoon 6x6 paper pad wasn't enough, the collection also has some sheets of matching diecuts- which is where the sweet sentiment tag came from.  I stamped a greeting to it from my personal collection of stamps and then accented it with crocheted lace, pearls & a twine threaded button.  While this card has quite a few layers...it still has a simple design and could easily be replicated.  Pick out your favorite papers and flowers, and go to town!

Or better yet, get some Sweet Afternoon product for yourself! Teresa Collins "Sweet Afternoon" is still available in the StopAndScrap.com store, so just click on the banner below and it will take you right to where you can order!
Thanks for hanging out with me today!!  I hope that you enjoyed my Sweet Afternoon project!

Until later,
~Lea L.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Critters Down Under": Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome to the last inspiration day post until the stamps go live, and you will be able to purchase them!!  So, what have your favorites been so far?  I think mine are Dad's Day & Make Lemonade.

Today we have another segment in the widly popular Critters collection called "Critters Down Under".  Yep- it's all about critters from Australia!!  I decided to create a cute little baby card using the Kangaroo, because she happens to have a little baby in her pouch!  Here is what I made!
"It's A Bouncing Boy!" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (kraft, vintage cream)
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps/Twine: Lawn Fawn (Critters Down Under)
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: dark brown)
Lace/Ribbon: craft supply
Button: Fancy Pants
Pearls: SEI
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Dies/Embossing Plate: WPlus9 (Timeless Tags & Chevron Impression Plate)
Diecut/Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from kraft cardstock; round the bottom corners and emboss.
2. Cut a strip of blue paper and adhere to the top.
3. Round the bottom corners of a vintage cream cardstock block; then adhere.
4. Stamp the kangaroo to the corner, and to patterned paper.  Cut out and adhere.
5. Wrap ribbon threaded lace around the seam. 
6. Diecut the tag and stamp the sentiment to it. 
7. Adhere the tag & matching bow to the front; add a twine threaded button to the center. 
8. Accent with pearls to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Pals Paper Arts #135- sketch
-The Kraft Journal #73- emboss & embellish
-Just Us Girls #138- photo inspiration
-Moving Along with the Times challenge- non-birthday celebration
-Party Time Tuesday #70- anything goes

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Lawn Fawn team has come up with using "Critters Down Under"!! 

And as always, you can comment to win these new Lawn Fawn stamps!  Check it out here:

I hope that the rest of your day is great!! ♥♥♥
Until later,
~Lea L.

Monday, May 28, 2012

"Make Lemonade": Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week

Hey there, everyone!!  So, are you just loving the new stamps from our Lawn Fawn inspiration week so far?  Sunny Skies is so whimsical, and Dad's Day has a great graphic feel to it.  Today we are featuring a new mini stamp set called "Make Lemonade", and it is just perfect for making fun summer or encouragement cards!!

I did a clean & simple "shabby chic" card for this one....I don't know what else to call it!  It is pretty much a one layer card, but with some added ruffling at the bottom of the card.  Here is what I mean:
"Make Lemonade" supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (oatmeal)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Make Lemonade set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Lace/Ribbon: craft supply
Rosettes: Maya Road
Button: American Crafts
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Glitter Glue: Ranger Stickles
Colored Pencil: Crayola
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts

Instructions
1. Make A2 card from oatmeal cardstock; punch a lace border to the bottom.
2. Stamp the image & sentiment to the top of the card; color in with a yellow colored pencil and Stickles.
3. Wrap lace and ribbon around the bottom of the card & top the bow with a wooden button.
4. Adhere the rosettes to the lace. 
5. Accent the card with yellow pearls to finish.

Card Challenges: 
-CASE Study #92- sketch
-Crafty Creations #171- pastel, pearls, lace
-Delightful Challenges- 5+ flowers
-Totally Gorjuss #133- something new (stamps)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Lawn Fawn team has come up with using "Make Lemonade"!! 

And as always, you can comment to win these new Lawn Fawn stamps!  Check it out here:

I hope that the rest of your day is great!! ♥♥♥
Until later,
~Lea L.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Dad's Day": Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome back to the May Lawn Fawn inspiration week!  Today we are featuring a new stamp set called "Dad's Day".  This 3x4 set has fabulous graphics and two really fun sentiments.  I think you are going to just love it!

I went very clean and simple with my card for tonight's post- which felt perfect for the graphic nature of this stamp set.  I paired kraft cardstock with the silver chevron paper from Lawn Fawn's "Bright Side" 6x6 paper pad....and I am loving the color combo!!  I hope you do too!  Here is what I created:
"Happy Dad's Day" supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9
Paper/Stamps/Twine: Lawn Fawn (Dad's Day set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: dark brown)
Brad/button: craft supply
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from kraft cardstock; round lower right corner.
2. Cut a strip of chevron paper & round the same corner; adhere.
3. Wrap twine around the seam. 
4. Tie a double bow from matching twine, adhere to the bottom and top with a twine threaded button.
5. Stamp the tie and sentiment to to kraft side of the card. 
6. Add a brad to the tie to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-CAS-ual Fridays #54- masculine card w/ patterned paper
-Really Reasonable Ribbon #48- masculine w/ribbon or trim
-Cooking It Up #95- brad, twine, stamping

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Lawn Fawn team has come up with using "Dad's Day"!! 
Melissa Mann
Melissa Stinson
Teri Anderson
Tiffany Johnson

And as always, you can comment to win these new Lawn Fawn stamps!  Check it out here:

I hope that the rest of your day is great!! ♥♥♥
Until later,
~Lea L.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Sunny Skies": Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week

Hey there, everyone!!  Sorry for being so sparse lately....I have just been super busy with so many other things, that my craft room has been a little neglected lately.  I am hoping that it will get a bit more use this week!!  So- did you watch the American Idol finale last week?!!  Eeeeeeek!  This is truly the first time that my VERY favorite, all the way back to auditions....has won.  And I will completely admit....I am a little obsessed with Phillip Phillips right now.  I purchased some of my favorite songs of his from the season, and have pretty much been listening to them non-stop.  He is just awesome...my favorite American Idol ever....hands down. 

Well, today marks the Lawn Fawn inspiration week, and we have FOUR brand new stamp sets to share with you!!  This is a whimsical and fun stamp set, with sentiments that are perfect for encouragement cards!!

I paired the stamp set with Simple Stories "Fabulous" papers.  Here is what I love about Simple Stories...they include their "elements" papers in their 6x6 pads.  Most manufacturers don't do this, which is SO frustrating.  Cardmakers can't typically use the twelve inch strips, or the larger journaling cards...and it is so nice that Simple Stories includes these in the smaller format, along with their patterned papers.  Here is my card!
"Reach for the Sky" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Simple Stories (Fabulous 6x6 pad)
Stamps/Twine: Lawn Fawn (Sunny Skies set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: pumpkin pie, blue lagoon, dark brown)
Buttons: American Crafts
Flowers: Recollections
Jewels: Kaiser Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:
1. Make a 4x6 card from brown cardstock; round the bottom corners.
2. Cut aqua gingham paper slightly smaller, round the edged and adhere. 
3. Cut a strip of striped paper and adhere to the bottom.
4. Cut a block of elements paper & stamp the sun & bird to it; then adhere. 
5. Stamp the sentiment to a strip of notebook patterned paper and cut notches in each end. 
6. Tie a double bow from twine, then adhere to the right side.
7. Add twine threaded buttons to each side of the sentiment strip, then adhere with foam adhesive.
8. Cut out the banners from patterned paper, then adhere to the upper right corner.
9. Accent the card with paper flowers & aqua jewels to finish.

Card Challenges Used:

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Lawn Fawn team has come up with using "Sunny Skies"!! 
 
And as always, you can comment to win these new Lawn Fawn stamps!  Check it out here:

I hope that the rest of your day is great!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Monday, May 21, 2012

May Key Ingredients Blog Hop

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  We had a garage sale on Saturday, which we made a good chunk of change on!  Plus, it is so nice to be rid of a bunch of unwanted stuff in our house!  We sold a lot of it, and the rest we donated to the Teen Challenge thrift store.  Our friend Meagan hung out with us all day on Saturday, and we had a great time!

Today is the May Key Ingredients blog hop, and the theme is "May Flowers".  The kit has these cute mistable flowers in them, but I don't use/have any mists.  So, I kept them as is for my card, and just molded a little bit of shape to each petal.  I think it turned out really pretty!!  Here is what I created!

"A Friend Loves..." supplies:
Cardstock/Paper/Flowers/Ribbon/Button: May Key Ingredients kit
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Faith In Bloom set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Border Punch: Fiskars (upper crest)

Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from red cardstock.
2. Punch two upper crest borders to green dotted paper strips. 
3. Adhere the borders to each side of a floral paper strip; then adhere to the card front.
4. Give the petals on each canvas flower some dimesion; then layer together to the front.
5. Cut a banner from yellow paper and stamp the sentiment to it.
6. Adhere to the front, tucked between the flower layers. 
7. Tie a bow from dotted ribbon, and adhere to the top of the flowers with a pink clear button. 

Card Challenges: 
-CAS-ual Fridays #53- punches or dies
-The Friday Mashup! #59- decorative edge &/or ribbon/bow
-Simon Says Stamp challenge- clean & simple

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Key Ingredients team has come up with for your inspiration as well!! 
Debbie Carriere
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Monika Davis

We're also challenging our subscribers to play along and be entered to win a free stamp set of your choice. Here are all the details you need to know for playing along:

1. Create a card or project to fit within the challenge theme using your May Key Ingredients kit (TE Stamps are not required). This month's challenge theme is "May Flowers"! You're welcome to enter more than one project for more chances to win!

2. Post your creation to your blog or online gallery and then go to Taylor's blog post to link your post using the InLinkz at the bottom of her post.

You have until June 8th to participate in the challenge and we will be announcing the winner when the June kit debuts on June 10th. The random winner will get to choose one stamp set of her choice from the TE Store! Just in case you missed the announcement earlier this month, Cindy Coutts was our lucky winner from the April challenge!

Check out all the details of our kit club subscription HERE.

I hope that you have a wonderful day!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NinaB Designs May Blog Hop

Welcome to another NinaB Designs blog hop. The NBD team and I have something exciting for you today! Nina challenged us to create something that uses the NinaB Designs Spellbinders die cuts from non-paper products on their projects. Did you know that Spellbinders dies can cut all kinds of material? Kim Hupke, the Educational Director of Spellbinders Paper Arts did a video showing all types of products you can cut with the dies that you can find HERE.

For my project today, I die cut burlap with NinaB Designs' Home Sweet Home dies.  I combined the diecut burlap with Glitz Design's "French Kiss" collection...and it was the perfect match!  Here is what I created:
 "Made For You...From the Heart" supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (Oatmeal)
Paper/Epoxy Sticker: Glitz Design (French Kiss 6x6 paper pad)
Doily: Wilton
Stamps: The Craft's Meow (Sew Lovely set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: Roussillon & Stephanie Bernard Dye: chocolate)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Flowers: EK Success (cream) & Prima Marketing (burlap)
Seam Binding: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine/Crochet Lace: May Arts
Jewels: Want 2 Scrap (Fancy That! set)
Button: My Mind's Eye
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: Spellbinders (Home Sweet Home set)
Sandpaper/Burlap fabric: craft supply

Instructions:  Make card from oatmeal cardstock. Cut background paper slightly smaller, distress the edges and adhere.  Cut burlap paper slightly smaller, distress the edges and adhere.  Cut a strip of striped paper with banner edges, distress and adhere to the top.  Add the epoxy sticker to the top of the striped strip.  Distress ink a doily and adhere to the front.  Diecut the house from burlap and patterned paper.  Diecut the heart from patterned paper, stamp the heart to it and adhere to the burlap piece.  Poke holes through it and thread with twine.  Adhere the entire house to the bottom of the card, then accent the roof with jewels.  Tie a double bow from seam binding, and layer to the card front with fabric flowers.  Cut a strip of burlap paper with a banner edge and distress.  Stamp the sentiment to it, add a bit of crochet lace to the bottom of it and adhere to the front, slightly tucked under the heart.  Thread a button with twine and adhere next to the sentiment to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-Moxie FabWorld challenge- doilies & lace
-Mojo Monday #241- sketch
-Crafty Friends challenge #3- color inspiration
-Corrosive challenge #149- flowers, doilies & bling
-Ooh La La Creations #105- ribbon &/or twine
-Do You Stack Up #71- use a flower
-Fab N Funky #120- buttons & bows
-Delightful challenge- distressing

 Here are the dies I used:


There will be 5 prizes offered for this blog hop, all of which can be seen on Nina's blog.  Winners will be picked randomly from 5 of the designers' blogs:


Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on  May 22 on her blog. Be sure to check out her blog for all the winning & shipping details!

 Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
Want2Scrap 

 I hope we've inspired you all today!  Enjoy hopping along, and I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

{I Only Have Eyes for You}

Hey there, everyone!!  Happy Monday....I hope that you had a fabulous weekend!!  Ours was great....we went to the farmer's market with our friends and their family in the morning...then we all had a BBQ that evening.  The weather has turned super nice here, and I am just hoping it is here to stay.  It is making me deliriously happy!

Before I get to the card I have to share with you today, I wanted to post the winner of the $20 gift certificate from StopAndScrap.com from our design team announcement blog hop last week.  Drum roll please........
Congratulations, Karen!  Please email me at jnllawson @ bresnan.net (without the spaces, of course) and I will get your code sent off to you!  Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog hop, and for all the wonderful comments and congratulations!  I really do appreciate it!

Now on to my card for today!  I wasn't sure of how this card was coming along at first, and then once I just kept adding things here and there....the finished product kind-of makes me swoon a little.  It isn't a typical card from me, but I like that....definitely gotta keep some spice in life when it comes to card making!  Here is what I created:
 "{I Only Have Eyes for You}" supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (kraft)
Paper/Button: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy "Neopolitan" 6x6 pad)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Clear to See & Smitty's ABCs sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: antique pewter & Donna Salazer Mixed Media: chiffon)
Trim: Webster's Pages
Twine: May Arts
Pearls: Michael's brand
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

Instructions:  Make card from kraft cardstock and round the bottom corners.  Cut a block of pink grid paper, round the bottom corners and adhere.  Cut a strip of grey dotted paper, and adhere to the top of the pink grid block.  Adhere trims to the top of the paper block.  Cut a block of pink lined paper and stamp the sentiment to it.  Adhere below the trims, on top of the pink grid paper.  Cut the "smile" strip from patterned paper, and adhere to the right of the sentiment.  Tie a double bow from pink twine, adhere to the trim and top with a wooden button.  Punch confetti pieces from patterned paper, and adhere to the top and bottom in a scattered pattern.  Add pink pearls randomly into the confetti to finish.

-Cupcake Inspirations #160- photo inspiration
-The Pink Elephant #148- polka dots & stripes
-Charisma Cardz #18- pink & girlie
-Pile It On #20- clean & simple

Well, I hope that you enjoyed my sweet little card today!  I need to go get dinner made so I can bring it to my hard working hubbie who doesn't get to come home for dinner tonight...so I better get going.  Have a great evening!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May Key Ingredients Kit Reveal Post

Hey there, everyone!  Hope you have had an awesome day so far!  I ran a bunch of errands today, and worked out with my friend Misty.  We have gone 4 days this week, and I am so proud of us!  It is great to have a partner...someone to be accountable to so I get my rear into the gym!

Yesterday Taylor revealed this month's Key Ingredients kit, and it is full of goodness!  Check it out!
It includes papers from the "Fresh Goods" collection by Pebbles, matching cardstock & ribbon, mistable flowers & gorgeous clear buttons.  Taylor has also created a Coordinating Product page for the kit, so you can do one-stop shopping for all the Copic Markers, inks, and accents you might need {or want} to go along with your kit!!

I thought that this kit would be awesome for teacher themed cards and gifts, and that is what my card is based around today! {I have had some questions about the apple stickers, but unfortunately...I got them in a kit over 3 years ago.  They have been sitting on my desk ever since just waiting for me to use them.  I think they *might* be Kawaii brand, but I don't know for sure.}
Please check out the supply list and instructions to recreate this card on my Key Ingredients Day 2 post on the KI Blog. You may have seen a similar design before on my blog....I totally scraplifted myself for this one! :)  Totally legal in my opinion...tee hee!

If you aren't a subscriber, and really want this kit...no worries!  There is still time!  Just head on over to the Subscription Page and get yourself signed up!  You will love it! 

Well, that is all I have for you today!  I hope that you have a great Friday evening!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Card Challenges Used:
-The Stamping Boutique #37- bling
-Oldie but a Goodie challenge- Diecuts/punches
-Creative Card Crew #10- sentiment as focal point
-Truly Scrumptious #80- anything goes

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Best Dad Ever!

Hey there, everyone!  So, today is my first official post as a StopAndScrap design team member!!  I am very excited to be part of this wonderful design team and paper crafting store...and I hope that I can give you a little bit of inspiration every time I post!

Today I am sharing a sports themed father's day card that any dad would be overjoyed to receive!  And what a better way to honor dad than to call him your MVP...he will be both honored and humbled.

I pulled out a some of my favorite papers and diecuts from Jillibean Soup to create this fun little card.  The Game Day Chili collection is perfect for all the men and boys in your life!!  And it paired up perfectly with the super fun "Say Cheese Too" stamp set by Lawn Fawn!  Here is what I created:
 "Best Dad Ever!" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (kraft)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Say Cheese Too set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: frost white)
Pins: Maya Road (clear top) & craft supply (blue top)
Twine: May Arts
Ribbon: Pebbles
Buttons: craft supply

Instructions: Make card from kraft cardstock.  Cut blue houndstooth paper slightly smaller, and adhere.  Cut a strip of star paper and adhere to the right side.  Cut a banner strip from patterned paper and adhere to the bottom.  Cut a circle from star paper, and layer on a scalloped circle diecut.  Adhere the entire piece to the front.  Wrap twine around the top of the banner paper, and adhere a button around the double bow center.  Cut banner edges to two ribbon strips and adhere together to the front.  Adhere a green circle diecut to the top of the ribbon with foam adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment to a kraft cardstock strip, adhere to a clear topped pin and place on the green diecut.  Cut a pennant flag from patterned paper, adhere to a blue topped pin, and place at an angle from the sentiment.  Thread a button with twine and adhere to the green diecut to finish. 

Card Challenges Used:
-Mojo Monday #240- sketch
-Stampin' Sisters in Christ #138- real & natural (twine)
-Ooh La La! #104- masculine
-52 Card Pickup #18- anything goes

I love how Jillibean Soup combines colors & kraft together....they really are pros at it!  They have another masculine themed collection releasing soon, and StopAndScrap already has it available for pre-order.  Just click on the banner and it will take you to the Macho Nacho Soup pre-order!


There is also still time to win a $20 gift certificate to the store from my blog....just be sure to check out the Design Team Announcement and leave a comment!!  You have until Sunday, May 13th to enter for your chance to win!

Thank you for checking out my fun and colorful father's day card today!  I hope you have a great rest of your day!!

Until later,
~Lea L.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

StopAndScrap.com Design Team Announcement Blog Hop

 Hey there, everyone!  It has been awhile since I've posted!!  We were in Big Sky for a week with Josh's parents, and then last week I was just busy getting back on schedule and all that.  It was nice to have a couple weeks off from deadlines and such.

Well, today I am back with some very exciting news!  While I was at Big Sky, I got an email invitation to be on the StopAndScrap.com design team!  I have been shopping with StopAndScrap.com for sometime now, and so I was very excited to be asked!!  They have a tremendous and loyal scrapbooking clientele, and now want to make sure that they are carrying and marketing to all paper crafters...especially cardmakers & stampers!  We'd love to have you join in on the excitement and new direction that the store is taking while still providing you with the best product and prices of your favorite manufacturers. We're going to be making some tremendous and positive changes for our valued customer, so that StopAndScrap will be the only store you shop at and have a lot of fun while you're doing it!

For the announcement, we are doing a customer blog hop so you can check out all the new designers!  I have created a sweet little wedding card using gorgeous Webster's Pages papers and Prima Marketing flowers.  I adore how this turned out!
"Congratulations to the Happy Couple" supplies: 
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Paper/Accents: Webster's Pages (In Love & Western Romance 6x6 papers)
 Stamps: WPlus9 (Damask Doilies set) & Glitz Design (Distressing Set 1)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: raw amber) & Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Tulle: Glitz Design
Lace: May Arts
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Sandpaper

Instructions:  make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut background paper slightly smaller and distress the edges.  Stamp the texted background stamp to the top and bottom of it, then adhere to the card front.  Cut a block of dress paper and distress the edges.  Add crochet trim to the top of it, then adhere to the card front.  Tie a bow from cream tulle, then accent the upper right corner with the bow, flowers & clear button.  Cut two thin strips of patterned paper, add a banner edge to them and distress ink the edges.  Stamp the sentiments to them, then adhere layered over top of the dress.  Accent the left side of the sentiment tags with a grey floral accent and pearls.  Add pearls underneath the flowers to finish. 

Card Challenges Used:
-Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger- vintage vogue
-Inky Impressions #57- 2+ ribbons

So, would you like to meet the rest of the team?  Well, here you have it!!
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Audrey Tokach
Carolyn King
Cindy Coutts
Gloria Stengel
Laurel Seabrook
Lea Lawson
Monika Davis
Savannah O'Gwynn
Tammy Hershberger
Tina Hale
Trudy Sjolander

Like I said...this is a blog hop!! We have prizes, including a prize from each design team member blog! The more you hop, the greater your chances are of winning a $20 gift certificate to the store.  Check out the ways you can enter for a chance to win!

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 It's that simple! Come back next Monday, May 14, to see if you won!

 We are all so happy to have you amongst us and look forward to serving you with inspiration and a great shopping experience at StopAndScrap.com! The store is expanding so be on the lookout for more of your favorites to be added soon!

Until later,
~Lea L.