Friday, July 1, 2022

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog July-August Challenge

Hey there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here and playing along with the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog July- August Challenge. 


Today I am using a stamp from Art Impressions that I found in my Christmas Stash, already colored and ready to use. I thought this was the cutest little guy "Wishing us the happiest of holidays!". I have had this guy for at least 2 years, colored sitting in my box just waiting to be used. I used Ohuhu Alcohol Markers to color him and the enamel dots are from Kat Scrappiness. 


Be sure to read our Playing Guidelines above and check out the challenges going on at our three sister challenge blogs! 

This challenge will run for six weeks, ending at 4:00 PM Mountain Time on the 15th of next month (August), so get out your crafty Christmas stash and come play with us! 


Play along here... Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog


Sunday, May 15, 2022

HEALTHY MIND RELEASE WITH SYNCOPATION DESIGNS

HI THERE FRIENDS AND FELLOW CRAFTERS, LEEANN HERE WITH MY PROJECT USING THE FUN DIGI PAPERS FROM THE HEALTHY MIND COLLECTION FROM SYNCOPATION DESIGNS. 



I DECIDED TO MAKE A FUN FOLD CARD FOR THIS PROJECT AND REALLY AM HAPPY WITH THE WAY IT TURNED OUT. 

THE TEAL PAPER AND THE SENTIMENTS ARE FROM THIS COLLECTION. I LOVE THE TEAL AS IT LOOKS AS IF IT HAS SOME SPLATTERS ON IT.  

MY CARDBASE IS A STANDARD A2 4.25" X 5.5", AND THE TOP PANEL IS FOLDED BACKWARDS AT THE HALFWAY POINT 2 1/8". I CUT THE IVORY PANEL 2 3/4" X 2 3/4" AND THE TEAL SQUARE  2 5/8" X 2 5/8". THE YELLOW "you are ENOUGH" PANEL IS 2.5" X 2.5". 



ON THE INSIDE MY TEAL PANEL IS 4" X 5.25". THE BACKER RECTANGLE WITH STAR BACKGROUND IS 2 3/4" X 1 1/4". tHE SENTIMINE "anxiety is a liar" IS 2.5" X 1".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          




 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Spring into Christmas 2022 {BYSHC} Linky Party


 

Hey there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with the BYSCH Linky Party. Be sure to join us for Fun, Inspiration and Prizes this week by linking up your fun projects HERE

Fun sponsors for this hop...

Angie Blom Digital Designs
Brutus Monroe
Twiddler's Nook
Gina K. Designs
Not 2 Shabby
Unity Stamp Co.
Newton's Nook
Fresh & Renewed with Teresa
Taylored Expressions
Colorado Craft Company
Gina Marie Designs
Tawny Owl Paperie

For my project today I used Picket Fence Studios Holiday Menagerie 4" x 4" stamp as well as the Winter Gnome Stamp to make my card. I first stamped the background stamp with Versamark and heat embossed using Clear Embossing powder. I used Distress inks to blend the background with various blues. 

I then stamped the Winter Gnome and sentiment then Heat Embossed with black and colored with Copics. 

I love the way this fun card turned out. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. 




Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Be Yourself... a new collection from Syncopation Designs

 hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my projects using the newest collection from Syncopation Designs. This collection is called "Be Yourself", and has all kinds of cute images and icons to where you can remind yourself to do just that. 


This first card is just perfect, as when I am not in a people mood, my pups and kitty are always there to cheer me up. I used stencils from MFT to ink blend the bottom of my panel with grass and sky, colored the critters with Copics and used pattern papers from the kit to put my card together. I do use an HP Deskjet that has rear loading and am able to print on Accent Opaque 80-100 and 120lb cardstock (white cardstock of choice) with no issue. 


If we are talking about me being myself, then  of course the crafty side has to shine. I hid it for so many years growing up not thinking at all I was any good. But though scrapbooking which led me to cardmaking I have found my crafty side again. This card pretty much says it all... Laptop, and craft supplies helped pull this card together. 

I hope you all enjoy this project, and take a stop over at Syncopation Designs to see the rest of the collection. 


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Thank You... A Tape Runner project

 HI there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a couple projects I made that I did not plan on making, however so happy to have the ideal resources to be able to do so. 



Backstory: So for a few days I had been having internet issues at the house, resulted in multiple calls to the company and having to exchange the modem. Well, that didn't help at all. A tech came yesterday and was trying to see what he could do to fix, and said they will have to send maintenance tech out and repair, as whatever the issue is, is effecting the entire block. I wasn't too thrilled as I had already missed some work because of the issue (full time job at home), and that this was hurting my stats. He said it could take up to a week to get it fixed. 
Well, he asked me as he is seeing the markers, stamps, dies, machines and photo lights in my room what I do, and I told him what my full time position is, and that I create greeting cards as my part time position... 





Next thing I knew, we were discussing his upcoming wedding and needing Thank you Cards. He told me the colors of the wedding are Navy and Rose Gold. I pulled out a few cards recently made and showed him what I could do. I told him to give me a little bit and I'd work on a few samples for him in his colors to give him the real feel. I used Gina K Designs In The Navy cardstock and Recollections Rose Gold Foil Cardstock Paper, along with the Stitched Hearts Cover Plate Die from Kat Scrappiness, Heart Sunburst A2 Coverplate and Thank you with Shadow die. I used Vellum for the shadow. Balune Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive was perfect for this job. By the time I was finished, I sent him 5 options, and the Heart Sunburst with Navy Frame and Rose Gold Backing with Navy words won... I am now under contract for 75 of these fun cards. 

This is so exciting as I get to share my passion with so many and on top of that, my internet is back to where it should be. So what I was told could take a week took 24 hours. Back to work tomorrow since today was my day off anyway!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Love You More... A Maker's Movement Project

 Hi there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my February project for The Makers Movement. 



For this project I used the Forever & Always paper pad, A2 Stackables Die Set, Roses Die Set,  Love You More Stamp set and Love You More Die set. I love being able to combine many items into one project. 

To make this, I first found the pattern paper I wanted to use for my background, and ran it through my Big Shot with the A2 Stackables Die Set and cut out my panel, love the stitching that was  left behind. 

I then used a shimmer cardstock to cut out 2 sets of the roses, added some cardstock to the back of them and then  inlayed each piece of the roses to fill in the frame. This way I had 2 red with why inlay  and 1 white with red inlay. 

The next step was to stamp the word love using VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne. This was then cut with the love die. I stamped the words You More using VersaMark, which is a clear sticky ink, and poured on White Embossing Powder. I followed that up using my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. 

The elements were now ready and my card was put together using Tape Runner Knock. I love this little  thing, not only because of the color (green), but also I used foam tape to pop some elements up. 



I hope you have enjoyed this project today, as I have certainly enjoyed making it. 


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Mind & Body by Syncopation Design

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my first post for The Syncopation Design Team. I'm so exciting to work with these wonderful ladies and Jennifer's digital creations. This release is called Mind & Body, and it is everything needed to help get a handle on a happy life. 


First up is of course my favorite because it is of course a shaker card. And the sentiment just seems to be the perfect one for this... Perfectionism stifles progress.... I do find within my own life trying to be perfect at things takes away the fun, and makes me lose track of what I am doing. And if trying to be perfect is going to cause an anxiety attack, then it will make me shut down and not even try. SO... take me as I am, I'm not perfect, and love me for my flaws. 


Next up is this 4.25 x 5.5 card reminding us to stay hydrated. What is your hydration liquid of choice? For me... Iced Tea, although I do drink at least 1 bottle of water per day as well. 


Going all out with this very clean and simple card, and doing a little reminder to myself as well, and what I want everyone out there reading to do... Show yourself kindness. Don't let thoughts get in telling you aren't good enough, don't compare yourself to others. You do things others don't, just as others will do things you do not. If something isn't your style, don't force it upon yourself to then feel bad later because it didn't turn out the way someone else did. This is not only speaking in crafty goodness, but in all aspects. Whether it is cooking, cleaning, child rearing or even just being. Be yourself, and be kind to yourself. 


I hope you enjoyed my cards today. I know I sure did have fun making them and sharing them here. The digital kit can be found here... https://www.etsy.com/shop/SyncopationDesign/