Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thankful for Coffee... a DCD post

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Its time, the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is here. I look forward to these hops and make several projects for the week. Today I am showing my first.


I made this card using an image from Bugaboo Stamps, This month at Die Cut Diva's we are making cards with a Thank You/ Thankful, Thanksgiving theme and this fit perfect.

See I work night shift and I am VERY Thankful for Coffee and Tea as they keep me awake on the nights that I have nothing going on (I am a tow company dispatcher, and sometimes only get 1 or 2 calls a shift).

This card will be entered into the Coffee Lovers Winter/Fall Blog Hop

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

November Love From Lizi, Enchanted Lake Unboxing

Hi there friends and fellow crafters. I am so excited to be a guest designer this month over at Love From Lizi. Here is my unboxing video, and I will be back in just a few days with my 10 card 1 kit video.  If you haven't picked up your kit yet, they are still available as of right now here!

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

Love From Lizi November 19 Card Kit

The quality of the paper and cardstock and products in this kit is amazing. A real bang for your buck, and packs a powerful punch in my opinion. I have honestly had so much fun with it so far, and I am not finished yet. Stay tuned for my post coming up in the next week featuring the 10 cards I will have made.



Is it too early... Merry Christmas


Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here and while today is Halloween, and Thanksgiving is yet to come, I was so excited to start making this years Christmas cards that I forgot the theme for October's DCD posts are Fall/Halloween (oops).

Some areas of the country are experiencing snow already, so I thought this paper would be fun to  use. It is from the Pebble's Merry Little Christmas 6x6 paper pad, the "Merry Christmas" die can be found on the Frantic Stampers Website, it is made by Penny Black.

I hope as we enter this holiday season, you are met with comfort and joy.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Happy Haunting with Dies R Us

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a fun Halloween post using a set of PoppyStamps Dies.

These little bats are just too cute, and I knew one of my first projects had to be with them, and with Halloween being next week here in the states... it was PERFECT TIMING.

So for this weeks project, I made two cards even though I had not originally set out to do so, but when I had the panels left over from cutting the two sets of bats from Black and Orange Cardstock, I thought well why not.

SO, I cut these bats twice, once out of black cardstock and once from orange.

I then put them together using the positive and negative parts to make them pop, which in my feelings they did in their own way.

I also couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to use the spiderweb paper or the bat paper as I really liked both. My little vampire dude is from a Joy Clair Halloween stamp set, isn't he so cute?


My card layers and pieces are glued together using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.

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Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween Greetings from LeeAnn and ScraPerfect

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a Halloween card I made, using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever to hold my layers together.

Using a Recollections stamp and die set from my stash, I cut the image out of black 110 lb recollections card stock.

I then used what was left of the panel as a stencil so I could blend my Distress Oxide colors for the sky. I used Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin for my blend.

This also gave a foggy halo around my image as a highlight on my card panel.

I used the Fossilized Amber to stamp my greeting from an MFT stamp set. I used VersaMark watermarking ink to stamp the gravestones at the bottom center of the panel, and the bats in the top corners. The spider webs came from a Spooky Sequin set in my stash, and the sequins within the shaker are from the same set.

I fun foam to make the layers for the sequins to shake in, I used The BGE to glue the foam and card panel layers together, as well as the acetate to the inside of the top panel. I then used BGE to glue the spider webs to the top corners and finished off by gluing the die cut to the cut out circle.

I then  used ScraPerfects Best Cleaner Ever to clean my stamps, and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to dry them off and clean up my area.

I hope you have enjoyed this project today, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.

Listing of products used in this project from ScraPerfect.


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Monday, October 21, 2019

Happy Fall from Die Cuttin' Diva's

Greeting friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my weekly project for the Die Cuttin' Diva's design team. This weeks theme is Fabulous Fall!!!

preview-3For this project I used Lawn Fawn's "Forest Feast and Thankful Mice" stamp sets, Fall Tiny Tags die set, and Newton's Nook "Wagon of Wishes" stamp set.

I loved all the little critters and thought using the pumpkin in the sky as the "Harvest Moon" would be a cute alternative way to use this image.

I stamped all the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, except the tree trunk for which I used MFT Hot Fudge Dye ink. I colored my images using Artist Loft Alcohol markers. I used Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide for the ground and Tumbled Glass for the sky. The pumpkin in the sky "Harvest Moon" is cut using the pumpkin from the Fall Tiny Tags die set, and cut using Rinea foil paper.

The Happy Fall sentiment is from the Forest Feast stamp set, and stamped using MFT Hot Fudge ink.

Please come over to the Die Cuttin' Diva's blog and play along this week with your Fabulous Fall themed card.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Monster Mash with Die Cuttin Divas

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. Having some Monster fun on my blog today using Marvin and Morgan, some great dies by Make it with Mona, an exclusive line from KatScrappiness.

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These two monsters are so fun to work with. My card bases are Black Licorice cardstock cut to A2 size, I then layered a sheet of cardstock in fun Halloween colors. Morgan and Marvin are cut from panels from Cardstock Warehouse and layered. My final touches of the lollipop and candy basket are stickers from Jolee's.

Marvin is cut from Limeade Green, hat and tie are Black Licorice, with the mouth as well as center of bow tie and hat band from Wild Cherry.  His hands, feet, eye brows, paintbrush and sign are from Banana Split Cardstock.

Morgan is cut from Orange Fizz, her mouth is Wild Cherry, hat is Black Licorice and had band/bow is Grape Jelly. Her paintbrush and sign are also Banana Split.

Let me just say sitting here typing this is giving me a tooth ache from all the sweetness.

Please play along with the Monster of a Challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas blog.


Links to Marvin and Morgan are affiliate links, with your purchase I will receive a small donation to keep me crafting, at no cost to the purchaser. I do thank you if you should purchase.

A2Z and Warm Wishes

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a throwback for Hero Arts and some products from the past.

Ths card was so fun, and since Central Florida doesn't get much winter, I figure I would confront the hot days we have been having with this nice winter scene card.

First I printed the now retired digital images and cut them with my Scan N Cut. The background snow drifts are from Lawn Fawn dies. The sentiment is from a 2012 Hero Arts and Studio Calico stamp set. which I used Hero Arts Intense Black ink to stamp. For the background I used a stencil and BoBunny Silver Glitter Paste.

Not sure about you but I just love this winter scene.

Remember to enter the challenge and visit the store.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Thank You For Your Kindness- From a Diva That Cuts

Hi LeeAnn here to inspire you with an Autumn card today.

Frantic Stamper is our fantastic sponsor for October and the winner will receive a fantastic die.  Here it is!

Priced at $25.99 - Prize for October

The challenge for October is Fall or Fall Colors.  You can work with the wonderful Fall colors or any holidays in October - for Americans, it's Halloween, so work your FALL MAGIC for us.

Frantic Stamper has so much to offer, stencils, stamps and dies.  Frantic Stamper carries their own brand as well as many other well known brands, such as Altenew, Elizabeth Craft Designs, MFT, and Hero Arts.

I had so much fun with this MFT Sending Blessings Stamp/Die set and Taylored Expressions Stitched Scallop Frame dies. My sentiment is stamped on an MFT Slanted Sentiment Strip.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and play along with us this month.

Making a Greeting Card Holder on a Gift Bag

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. Today I have something different for you that I came up with a few days ago and for sure see myself using in the future. I hope this inspires you to do the same.

I was sitting and thinking about a lot of the cards I make that have dimension on them, and do not comfortably fit in an envelope without smooshing the elements.

So I was thinking about what I can do about it. I went through my dies and found a Ric Rac die from My Favorite Things. I cut a small strip from cardstock and using my Vagabond 2 I cut that die shape out.


Once I had the panel with the pattern taken out I used BGE to apply a thin layer over the entire front.


After letting the glue dry to tacky I used the hot pink holographic transfer foil and laid it down and smoothed it out over that panel.



Once I had the full panel covered and I was happy with it, I turned it over and applied a thin layer of BGE to the top portion of the panel only and attached it to the gift bag.


Using a Get Well Card that I made I am showing how the card will hang on the front of the bag.


This can also be used for portrait oriented cards. Take a look, perhaps you have a die in your stash that can be used for the same purpose. This can also be made using pattern paper, I would just be sure it is thick (80 lb minimum) so that it does not rip from the weight of the card.


Here is a close up look of the card I made using Bo Bunny Farmers Market paper and Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon Stamp set. The cardbase and layering panel are from  Cardstock Warehouse.


I colored all my images using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers and stamped sentiments using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I adhered all my images and panels together using ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever, and cleaned my stamps using ScraPerfects Best Cleaner Ever and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth

I also used Holographic Transfer Foil.

I hope you have enjoyed this project today, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.

Listing of products used in this project from ScraPerfect.


Get Well Soon with DCD

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here and I have had some fun this week with an older Lawn Fawn set from my collection making this cute little Get Well Card.



Using paper from BoBunny's Farmer's Market collection I cut a panel for my card base. I then stamped and Die cut 4 medicine bottles and 3 little nurse chicks using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and my Vagabond 2 die cut machine. The images are colored using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers and a white gel pen for highlighting. This is really my first time doing highlights and I like the way they turned out.

Using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever I put my layers together on a dark brown cardbase, with a layer of kraft then my BoBunny layer. The chicks are popped up using foam dots.

Please join us over at the Die Cuttin’ Diva’s blog and play along with our "Get Well" theme this week.