Monday, August 15, 2016

it's all about you

Hi everyone! Happy middle of August! I'm SO ready for some cool, crisp fall weather! It's time for another fun challenge over at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #84 - Anything Goes! We're being sponsored this time by Lawn Fawn, Heartfelt Creations and Julia Spiri Digital Stamps! Come play with us!

I chose the absolutely gorgeous 'The Flower Girl' digi from Julia Spiri and what fun she was to color! I went with one of my favorite color combos of green and purple for my girl card. I used two coordinating patterned papers layered on purple cardstock. I paired the digital image with sentiments that could be used for a variety of occasions.


I used my fairly new Spectrum Aqua markers (without water) for the small flowers because they have a fine point end and are much easier to use in small spaces. First time I've used the Aquas and I think I'm gonna like them! I dug through my ribbon stash and found some rockin' purple and green plaid ribbon which I thought went really well with the papers. I'm really loving sequins these days so I added a few of them too! ;)


I stamped the inside sentiment on a plain panel which I decorated with leftover scraps of the striped paper and purple cardstock from the front.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Fresh Asparagus and Wild Orchid cardstock, Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Stampin' Up! Painted Blooms DSP
  • Stamps: Julia Spiri 'The Flower Girl' digital image, Stampin' Up! Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- LY2, LY3, DG2, CG1, FS2, FS3, FS6, BP2, BP6; Spectrum Aqua- Bud Green, Wildflower, Heather, Rose Pink, Blossom
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stithced Oval Layers dies
  • Accessories: MISTI, Studios Blackbird ribbon, Doodlebug Design purple sequins

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our Anything Goes challenge this time! We know you love those! And be sure to check out all the fun stamps and paper at Lawn Fawn and Heartfelt Creations, and the awesome digital images at Julia Spiri Digital Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! And be sure to pop over to our sister blog, Love To Craft Challenge Blog, to join in the the fun!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, August 13, 2016

dude

Hi everyone! I'm certainly not complaining, but this week has literally flown by! I almost feel like I've somehow lost a couple days, lol! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and I'm so stoked to shared my DT inspiration project for Challenge #38 - Anything Goes. Come on over and play with us! I think you'll agree that we have some pretty awesome sponsors this time:




Woot-woot! How about that?! ;) I chose the super cool KennyK Stamps 'Frankie Knuckles' image from my stash for my any occasion guy card. I L.O.V.E. this image and what fun this was to color!


Papers and embellishments were kept at a bare minimum for this kind of CAS card. After all, cool guys really don't dig you going overboard with embellishments. This patterned paper looked so good with the navy cardstock, and the only other thing needed were a few gray flat-back pearls.


I decorated the inside with a scrap of the patterned paper used on the front which I layered on the navy cardstock. The front and inside sentiments are from a relatively new stamp set that went perfectly with this image. :D


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and In The Navy cardstock, GKD Pool Side 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: KennyK Stamps Frankie Knuckles digi, Paper Smooches Word Salad and Incognito stamp sets
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG7, FS2, FS3, LY3, CG4, TB1; Black Copic Multi-Liner pen
  • Accessories: MISTI, Doodlebug Design flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to create something for our Anything Goes challenge this time! We know you love that theme! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Toadstool PrintablesLacy Sunshine and KennyK Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs! :)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Monday, August 1, 2016

Many thanks (Set of 4 note cards)

Hey there, crafty friends! This is my last post this morning, I promise! I've been working my crafty little fingers to the bone getting all my design team projects complete and ready to post. OMG, I've had a BLAST! I sure do love our hobby, lol! It's time for another awesome challenge over at House of Cards and I'm proud to share my inspiration project for Use Twine and/or Colors.


Wow, is that not a gorgeous inspiration photo?! Love, love, love all those colors plus the twine, lol! I used the colors and neutral twine on my set of CAS thank you note cards which I'm proud to say were created entirely from scraps except for the card bases.


The floral images were cut from scraps of digital paper left over from a project I created several months ago which I layered onto scraps of yellow and purple cardstock. Occasionally those hoarded scraps do come in handy (wink-wink)! The stamped sentiment is from WPlus9. The only other elements are the twine and rhinestones.


Here is another one with a slightly different image. There are are two like the one above and two like this one. I left the insides blank since they are note cards. I'm really pleased with how these turned out - sometimes the simplest cards pack the biggest punch! ;)


So happy to enter this set of thank you cards into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin' Up! Delightful Dijon and Blackberry Bliss cardstock scraps, Blossom Paper Art Vintage Roses digital paper scraps
  • Stamps: WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Rhinestones

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to create a project using twine and/or the colors in the inspiration photo! What a fun challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This set of cards is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Oh Baby!

Hi everybody! SQUEAL... I'm so stoked about today being August 1st! Not because the year is flying by, but because today is the first challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog! Come play with us in LTCCB #1 - August Anything Goes!


Just to recap - all of our challenges will be Anything Goes, going live at 6:00 AM EST on the first day of every month and running until 6:00 PM EST on the last day of the month. We welcome all kinds of handmade projects - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting and jewelry! We want to see whatever you're working on! You're welcome to enter up to five different projects and combine our challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like! Our design team will choose the Winners and Top Picks which will be announced on the 10th of the month following the close of the challenge!

One more thing... when the Love To Craft Challenge Blog reaches 100 followers, there will be a giveaway! Tell everybody you know and grab our badge to put on your sidebar! Help us spread the Crafty Love! ;)

Whew, I'm out of breath, lol! I created a fun new baby card using the 'Waiting For Wonder' digi from Little Blue Button Stamps. I just love this image and she was so much fun to color!


I used some gorgeous coordinating GKD patterned paper and cardstock for the background. I paired the digital image with a fun clear stamp set from Paper Pretties which has sadly gone out of business. My signature bow includes some looped twine behind it and a pretty gemstone in the center. The only other embellies are white flat-back pearls.


I decorated the inside with a layered strip of patterned paper used on the front. The inside sentiment is from the same Paper Pretties stamp set. The panel is layered on the red and black cardstock.


Proud to enter this new baby card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Premium White cardstock, GKD Red Hot and Black Onyx cardstock, GKD Poppy Prints 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps 'Waiting For Wonder' digital image, Paper Pretties Oh Baby stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DR4, D$5, CR9, TB4, CT4, PL4, FS3, FS5, IG1, IG2, CG4, GB8, GB10, GB11
  • Accessories: MISTI, Clear Wink of Stella, RRR Red Sheer with Four Satin Stripe ribbon and Gray Hemp Cord, Queen & Co. Pave gemstones, white flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and are inspired to create a project for our debut challenge! We know you love the 'anything goes' theme and can't wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


One of a kind

** 8/14/16 Winner at One Stitch At A Time! **
** 8/15/16 Winner at The Crafter's Cafe! **

Hi everyone! As promised, I'm back with yet another post today! Hope you don't get tired of me, lol! This is my second DT inspiration project for the challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog, LTSCB #83 - Take Two! We're being sponsored by Imagine That! digis by Kris, SheepSki Designs and SLS Lines, so come on over and play with us!

I chose the absolutely gorgeous Art Nouveau with Flowers digital image from SLS Lines. I thoroughly enjoyed coloring this image! In keeping with the 'use two of something' theme for this challenge, I used two patterned papers and two groups of three clear rhinestones.


I'm so happy with how this turned out. I'm in love with these patterned papers and cardstocks as they go so well together. I also used several die cuts, added my signature bow and lots of bling. The front and inside sentiments are from a well loved stamp set. ;)


Here's a peek at the inside which I decorated with a leftover scrap of patterned paper and cardstock used on the front.


Proud to enter this thank you card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Lemon Drop and Ocean Mist cardstock, GKD Sending Love 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: SLS Lines Art Nouveau with Flowers digital image, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS2, FS3, FS6, GB1, GB6, GB8, GB9, LG5, PP3, PP5, BT2, BT3, BT4, BT6
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Spellbinders Classic Scallops Circle die, Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish die
  • Accessories: MISTI, Really Reasonable Ribbon Bay Leaf seam binding, clear Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up! rhinestones, Studio 112 large clear rhinestone

I hope you've enjoyed this project also, and are inspired to create a project using two of something for our challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun digis Imagine That! digis by Kris, SheepSki Designs and SLS Lines have in their stores! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Bloom where you are planted

Hi everyone! Wow, oh wow, I've been busy as a bee! You'll be seeing several posts from me today - have a lot going on with projects on several DTs posting today! It's time for another fun challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm happy to share one of two DT inspiration projects for LTSCB #83 - Take Two! We're being sponsored by Imagine That! digis by Kris, SheepSki Designs and SLS Lines, so come on over and play with us!

I chose the absolutely adorable 'Bloom where you are planted' image set from Imagine That! digis by Kris to create my somewhat CAS birthday card. In keeping with our 'use two of something' theme, I used two papers and two colors of Crystal Drops. What a fun challenge!


Isn't this image just the cutest ever?! I printed the image and sentiments on heavy vellum and sprinkled clear embossing powder on them while still wet. Have to be careful embossing on vellum, letting the heat tool get hot before hitting the paper. And of course, I added my signature multi-loop bow with several loops of silver thread behind it, along with pink and green Crystal Drops. I'm r-e-a-l-l-y loving the Crystal Drops! OMG!


Here's a peek at the inside which features the embossed birthday greeting and several layers of the vellum and light gray cardstock.


Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray cardstock, Marco's 40# vellum
  • Stamps: Imagine That! digis by Kris 'Bloom where you are planted' digi set
  • Accessories: Ranger clear embossing powder, Fiskars corner rounder, Prairie Bird Boutique pink wrinkled ribbon, silver thread, Apple Green and Carnation Pink Crystal Drops, Studio 112 clear gemstones

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and will consider creating a project using two of something for our challenge this time! Be sure to visit Imagine That! digis by Kris, SheepSki Designs and SLS Lines to check out all the fun digis! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you again soon! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Life's better on the beach...

** 8/5/16 Top 3 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Happy first day of August! I hope you have an amazing week coming up! It's time for another fun challenge over at My Crafting Stories and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #8 - Anything Goes with Red and White. We're being sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps so come on over and play!

I chose the adorable 'At The Beach' digi for my beach card. I do not consider myself an artist but have to admit I had fun creating this scene! And it just so happens that I bought the awesome beach sentiment stamp a month or so ago... perfect timing, lol!


I created the sand, sky and water with Spectrum Noir markers, then added the fussy-cut image, cloud die cuts and hand-drawn birds. In keeping with the challenge theme of a red and white color combo, I added a red heart die cut, a red multi-loop bow and red Gumdrops, and layered the panel on red cardstock.


I kept the inside relatively simple with another stamped sentiment, and layered the panel on more of the red cardstock.


Proud to enter this summer card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Red Hot cardstock
  • Stamps: Angie's Digital Stamps 'At The Beach' digital image, Great Impressions 'Life's Better' and 'Summer Days' rubber stamps
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- IG1, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG6, BG1, CR8, CR11, TB1, TB3, TB4; White Sakura Gelly Roll pen, Copic Black Multi-Liner pen
  • Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Cosmos Icons dies
  • Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, YNS red Gumdrops, MISTI

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and are inspired to create a project using red and white! And be sure to check out all the fun digis at Angie's Digital Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Congratulations (Graduation Cap card)

Hi everyone! A couple weeks ago I shared some great news about being invited back to guest design for Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog this month. I'm super excited to share my second inspiration project this month - this one is for the Midway Motivation Post for Challenge #67 - Clean and Simple! Come play with us!

I had the best time creating this graduation card. It was really easy and sure packs a big punch. I stamped a large sentiment across the bottom and added trios of glitter dots around the letters. I created the tassel from white metallic string and attached it with a tiny black brad.


I stayed with a simple black and white color combo with some stamped pink lace on the inside of the mortarboard, and added a magnet closure.


The inside sentiment is from the same Paper Smooches stamp set. :)


Here's a close-up of the stamped pink lace - the background stamp is from Great Impressions and I just love it! ;)


I adhered a blank white panel on the back for signing and a handwritten note.


I'd love to enter this graduation cap card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's Black cardstock, Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, 
  • Stamps: Great Impressions Lace Background stamp, Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon Iridescent White Metallic String, tiny black brad, MISTI, Pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to create a clean and simple project for our challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Monday, July 18, 2016

hey friend

** 7/24/16 Winner at Come And Get It Challenges! **

Hi everyone! We're plunging into the bottom half of July. My sister's birthday is next month and I've always said that once her birthday hits in August, the rest of the year is a blur. And it's so flippin' hot here, I'm READY for some cooler weather... come on Fall! ;) It's time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #82 - Anything Goes! Our sponsors this time are Bugaboo Digi StampsKarleigh Sue Digis and Oddball Art Co. so come over and play for a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes!

I chose the absolutely adorable 'Animal Love Sara & Friends' digi from Oddball Art Co. for my friendship card. I pulled out a 6x6 paper pack that I just love and created something fun and cheerful. I also used a medallion die that I've had forever and have never used.


Isn't Sara the cutest little thing ever?! Such a doll! I used some stitched oval dies and added my big signature multi loop bow. I bought 28 colors of Crystal Drops several months ago and don't use them nearly enough, so I played with the pink and green this time.


For the inside, I stamped a simple sentiment on a panel that I decorated with a leftover strip of paper used on the front.


Happy to enter this sweet card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz cardstock scrap, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party 6x6 paper
  • Stamps: Oddball Art Co. Animal Love Sara & Friends digital image, Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS2, FS3, FS6, TN3, TN4, CR1, CR2, GB10, TB2, TB3, CG1, CG2, CT1, CT4
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies, Spellbinders Medallion Four die
  • Accessories: Apple Green and Bubblegum Blush Crystal Drops, Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink Salmon seam binding, Darice foam

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our Anything Goes challenge! We know everybody loves this particular theme! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at Bugaboo Digi StampsKarleigh Sue Digis and Oddball Art Co. - I know you'll find something you cannot live another day without, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Sunday, July 17, 2016

New Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT Announced!

Hey everybody! You'll remember I announced a few weeks ago that the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog now has a sister blog! Here's a quick shout-out to the new designers on the Love To Craft Challenge Blog Design Team announced on Friday! Give these ladies a warm welcome and be sure to visit us on August 1st at 6:00 AM EST for our debut challenge!

To recap, you are welcome to create any kind of handmade creations - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts - to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! No matter what you're working on, we want to see it! :)

Our challenges will go live at 6:00 AM EST on the 1st day of every month and run until 6:00 PM EST on the last day of the month. Winners and Top Picks will be chosen by our design team and announced on the 15th of the month following the close of each challenge.

You may enter our challenges up to five times - as long as each project is different - and you may combine our challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like! The more the merrier! :)

Be sure to pop on over and follow the Love To Craft Challenge Blog so you don't miss anything! Looking forward to seeing you in a couple weeks, on August 1st! ;)


Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, July 16, 2016

You are the sunshine in my garden

** 7/19/16 Top 3 at Fab 'n' Funky! **
** 7/20/16 Top 3 at Word Art Wednesday! **
** 7/21/16 Top 3 at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Well, we are just rockin' right along and are half-way through July. Having a bit of rainy weather here in north Florida this week but nothing we can't handle. The grass and shrubbery really need the drink! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and I'm really stoked to share my birthday card for Challenge #36 - Use Dies. Come on over and play with us - we are being sponsored by the very awesome Pickled Potpourri! Love me some Pickled Potpourri!


I chose the wonderful-beyond-measure 'Watering Can' image for my birthday card. I L.O.V.E. this image and the sentiments that come with it! I created a birthday card but this image and sentiments could be used for other occasions. I pulled out some black and white dotted paper that I've had for several years and paired it with some yellow cardstock. I also used some yummy olive Silky Crush ribbon for my big bow which pulled in the green from the leaves.


In keeping with the challenge theme, I used round and rectangle dies. I'm in love with my stitched dies and have every basic shape out there, I think! I did a little layering with the image and the front sentiment. Also used some yellow gemstones and flat-back pearls on the front.


I used another sentiment from the image set on the inside and layered the panel on some of the yellow cardstock.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Wild Dandelion cardstock, Marco's Black cardstock scrap, The Paper Cut Black Mini Dot paper
  • Stamps: Pickled Potpourri Watering Can
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- IG2, IG4, IG6, CT2, CT3, CT4, OR1, LY2, DG2, DG3, GB6, GB10, LG1
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Spellbinders Classic Rectangles
  • Accessories: White gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, Really Reasonable Ribbon Olive Silky Crush ribbon, Queen & Co. Marble Magic Rox

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our Dies challenge this time! And be sure to visit Pickled Potpourri to see all the fun images and papers! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

This card is not for sale at Hippie Chick Designs - a co-worker has already snatched it up, lol! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Note to say Hello

** 7/20/16 Top 3 at Crafty Creations Challenges! **

Hi everyone! I hope your July is off to a great start and I hope those of you in the States had an awesome Independence Day celebration! I was contacted by the lovely Jan, owner of Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog, and asked to guest design again this month. It's always a pleasure to create with this team of lovely ladies! I'm happy to share my inspiration project for the Midway Motivation Post for Challenge #66 - Wish Upon A Star. Come play with us - we want to see some stars on your project!

I chose the awesome 'Grunge Stars & Stripes' stamp from Deep Red for the focal image on my note card. I inked the stamp up with Ranger distress markers, gave it spritz of handmade Perfect Pearls Mist, then laid the cardstock down on the stamp. This yielded a very nice impression with some pretty shimmer. I popped the stamped image up on some fun foam and then layered the entire panel on some pretty silver Venicelux cardstock.


The sentiment is from WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Hello' stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added a couple hand-cut flags - one cut from red Glittersilk cardstock and the other cut from blue Foiled cardstock - along with several punched stars from the Glittersilk and Foiled cardstock. The final touch were several randomly placed white flat-back pearls.


I embellished the blank inside panel with a couple of the punched stars, then layered the panel on some of the silver Venicelux cardstock.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, DCWV Silver and Blue Foiled cardstock, Core'dinations Red Glitter Silk cardstock
  • Stamps: Deep Red 'Grunge Stars & Stripes' and WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Hello'
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Markers- Fired Brick and Faded Jeans; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Stampin' Up! Star punch
  • Accessories: Mini Mister, homemade Perfect Pearls Mist, Stampin' Up! pearls

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and have found a little inspiration to create a project with some stars for our challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you next time!

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Monday, July 4, 2016

Reach For The Stars

Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July if you're in the States and celebrating Independence Day! Can't believe this holiday is already here... now the rest of the year will literally fly by! HA - as if the first half hasn't already! It's time for another fun challenge Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #81 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! We're being sponsored this time by The Paper ShelterAll Dressed Up Stamps and Little Blue Button Stamps! Come on over and play - we want to see a project with at least one star on it! And we have some great news to share - we're increasing the number of allowed entries from three to five per challenge! Woot-woot! That means more chances to win!

I chose the absolutely adorable 'Rag Doll Sweetheart Stars Watching' digi from Little Blue Button Stamps for my card. I was actually thinking graduation when I started it, but this card really could be used for any milestone event. I had such a good time putting it all together. I inked the background piece with distress inks, then dropped several plain water splatters from my fingers along with smaller splatters of watered-down walnut stain distress ink from a brush. I inked all the elements with chalk ink.


I cut a portion of the rag doll's skirt and feet and slid several layers of grass under her. I added several stars, some crochet lace and a 'phat' orange bow. ;)


For the inside, I inked edges with the chalk ink and adhered some leftover strips of the inked background used on the front, along with a couple glitter stars and a stamped sentiment.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:


Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Dark Chocolate cardstock
  • Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps Rag Doll Sweetheart Stars Watching digital image, Leave Memories With One Stamp
  • Ink: Ranger distress ink- Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Walnut stain; Invild Bolme Knotted Wood chalk ink, Spectrum Noir- FS2, FS3, FS4, TN2, TN6, TN9, GB8, GB10
  • Dies/Punches: Precious Marieke Grass Border die
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! star punch, MISTI, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Label Letters, WOC crochet lace, orange grosgrain bow, Doodlebug Design mini pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and found a little inspiration to create a project for our 'star' challenge this time! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at The Paper ShelterAll Dressed Up Stamps and Little Blue Button Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie