Friday, January 20, 2017

Inlaid Patterned Paper Die Cut

Today I am excited to show you a simple but beautiful way to use the new Love die, inlaying it with patterned paper.
The supplies I used are the Love Sentiments stamp set and Love die, a piece of glitter black paper and a piece of patterned paper from the Vintage Floral paper pad. I first die cut the black glitter paper and saved the positive die cut for another time. For this you just want the negative cut. Then I die cut it again out of the Vintage Floral paper this time saving the positive die cut. On another strip of Vintage Floral paper I stamped the rest of the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I adhered the pieces together and onto my card base the way I wanted and then added some glue to the back side of the patterned paper love die cut and inlaid it into the black glitter paper.
I then layed out the rest of the embellishments I wanted for the card using the Valentine's Day ribbon and Valentine's day sequins.

And here is my completed card. I wanted the focus to be on the sentiment so I just used a white card base and rounded the top two corners.
I hope you enjoyed today's card! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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Scotch quick dry adhesive
white cardstock
black glitter cardstock
WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love Sentiments and Die!

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Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s first 2017 release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 2 new stamp sets and one sentiment die to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!



My card uses the Love Sentiments stamp set that is full of beautiful sentiments and the Love die. I used Some Vintage Floral paper and the lovely, and Valentine's Day Sequins
This set is full of sweet little images and I just love these little heart flowers that I stamped in two colors. 


For my second card I used the lovely coordinating love sentiment that matches the die. I kept to a more traditional palette for this one and stamped the hearts from the set to make a border and did some machine stitching around the outside.




Inspired by Stamping has a new free stamp of the month! Spend $50 and receive our NEW Blessed Stamp Set for free! Plus, if you live in the USA, all orders over $50 receive free shipping! For more details on their free stamp of the month, click here.


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This month’s release giveaway contains over $30 worth of goodies. Here’s what you have to do…
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Deadline is January 20, 2017. Winner will be announced on Joanna’s Blog on January 23rd.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Jo Herbert!
Here is the lineup of amazing designers joining us today!

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release! Blessed

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Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s first 2017 release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 2 new stamp sets and one sentiment die to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!


My card uses the loved Blessed stamp set that is full of beautiful sentiments. I used Some Vintage Floral paper and the lovely paper roses, Valentine's Day ribbon and Valentine's Day Sequins.  I stamped the sentiment using Versfine Onyx Black in and for the paper rose just wrapped the wire stem around the center of the ribbon bow.


For my second card I wanted to create my own stamped background. All the little images in the set you'll meet tomorrow were perfect for this. I love the big sentiment and all the building elements to have it say just what you want. 




Inspired by Stamping has a new free stamp of the month! Spend $50 and receive our NEW Blessed Stamp Set for free! Plus, if you live in the USA, all orders over $50 receive free shipping! For more details on their free stamp of the month, click here.


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This month’s release giveaway contains over $30 worth of goodies. Here’s what you have to do…
*Leave a comment below
*Leave a comment on ALL the designer blogs for more chances

Deadline is January 20, 2017. Winner will be announced on Joanna’s Blog on January 23rd.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Jo Herbert!
Here is the lineup of amazing designers joining us today!

Leah (you are here)



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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sparkle!

Hi there! Well, just a few days to the New Year! I have a card to wish you all a Happy New Year!

This little penguin is so cute! It's called (E903) Ice Skating and the sentiment is (E904) Sparkle with Joy. I stamped the penguin onto white cardstock and colored it with colored pencils. I layered some patterned paper and added a few sequins to finish it off!
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Christmas Thank You

Sending out thank you cards is something I really believe in so here's an idea for those Christmas thank yous! For full instructions and more photos go visit the Chameleon Pens blog HERE.




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Riley Unlikely- Book Review

I was interested to read the book Riley Unlikely as it's always fascinating to me to read stories of people who choose a different path for their life. This story is easy to read and engaging telling of a young girl, Riley, who follows the call she feels God has for her to go to Africa. It's an easy read and good for a wide age range of readers and is encouraging to do what God has called you to do even if that just means reaching out to your next door neighbor. I give this book 4 stars.

**I was given this book in exchange for my honest review by BookLookBloggers. All opinions are my own.**


Poinsettia's

Hi there! A Christmas card from the past today! My card today uses the gorgeous Poinsettia's and Berries ( K40) image and I made my own custom pattern paper with it.


I started by stamping the poinsettia image all over and then coloring them with Copics. Once that was done I went back with a white strip of cardstock and gold heat embossed the Old World Merry Christmas (E739) sentiment. I added some stitching to finish.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Quilted Reindeer

A cute Christmas card today!


Such a cute image! It's called Quilted Reindeer and is from Art Neko.

I stamped the image onto white cardstock and colored with color pencils. Then I mounted it onto the pink background and used a white gelly roll pen to give the impression of snow. Some patterned paper and stitching finish it off. How are you doing on getting your Christmas cards out? Thanks for stopping by!




Friday, December 9, 2016

Mini Snowflake Notebook

Hello stamping friends! Today I have a simple gift idea for you that is perfect for the big and littles in your life. Sometimes it's nice to have some quick gifts on hand and this one is just that. I also appreciate useful gifts and love stationary, so a pairing with beautiful stamps from Inspired By Stamping was just the thing. Let's get started!
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The supplies that you'll need are stamp sets of your choice, I ended up loving the snowflakes so much I just used Snowflake Wonder but had also pulled out Festive Greetings just in case, some cardstock, copy paper, a needle, some embroidery thread, embossing powder and ink and a paper piercer.
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For the mini notebook size I made you will cut the copy paper, which will be the pages, to 4x6". Cut the cover just slightly larger.The first step is to stamp and emboss your mini notebook cover and card front. I used silver embossing powder.
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To bind the notebook place the pages onto the back of the cover and use small binder clips to hold them in place. Using a paper piercer pierce holes along the center spine. Using embroidery thread use a simple saddle stitch to sew the binding of the notebook. Once done, gently bend in half and use a bone folder to reinforce the crease.

Once you have your notebook bound assemble the card and embellish! I used some more embroidery thread for my bows and sequins. A nice pen completes this little gift ensemble.
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This gift is also suitable to slip into an envelope and mail, though you may want to omit the pen in that case ;)
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I hope this inspired you for an easy gift idea. I plan on making several of these to give out this year and I just love that the snowflakes are Christmasy but winter themed too! Thanks for stopping by!
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Versamark ink
Zing! Embossing Silver Glitter powder
Copy Paper
Blue Cardstock
Ranger Heat It Tool
Embroidery Thread
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Paper Piercer
Sequins
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