Thursday, August 17, 2017

Little Monsters- Joy Clair Blog Hop Day 2

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my inspiration post using our new Color By Faith set called Little Monsters. These little guys are simply adorable, and this was the first set out of our kit that I started playing with.

This was a fun one, I took out the mini misti and arranged the stamps around the edge of an A2 panel that I had cut to 5" x 3.75". I then used my Memento Dew Drops to stamp each word in Rainbow Pattern.
While that dried I colored the little monsters with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The box is a die from Neat & Tangled, cut on DCWV card stock.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and use it to provide some inspiration for your own project.

Now come and join us for the last day of the blog hop and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE on our corporate blog and in ALL designers blogs.
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Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
LeeAnn McKinney- YOU ARE HERE!
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fly With Me, Joy Clair Blog Hop Day 1

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my creation using the Joy Clair stamp set titled "Fly With Me".


I have to say I get so excited when we see the new product coming out, and in most cases as soon as it is at my door I already have paper chosen and ready to go, so that I can stamp, cut and get busy with it. This set was no exception, I had my plan ready and I think it worked out pretty good.


I used Recollections 110 lb cardstock for the base and sprayed it with Summer Sky Fireworks spray from Imagine Crafts. All images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used a combination of Bic Mark-It's, Sharpies, and Spectrum Noirs to color the Hot Air Balloons, and finished them off with Silver "Wink of Stella".
I really love this set and have a few more ideas that I have sketched out using it, just have to sit down and work it.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, and it has given you some inspiration to put it to work for yourself.


Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE on our corporate blog and on ALL designer blogs.
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Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
LeeAnn McKinney- You Are Here!
Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!!

Thank you for joining us and don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Quick Quotes and Mommy's Little Diva

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a project that I just love. The design team here at Quick Quotes received some new paper last month and I found a sheet that the front and back was absolutely perfect for my project.

 My little 9 month old granddaughter is my inspiration for this post. My daughter sent me the proofs from her 9 month photos and this was PERFECT. The shoes she is standing it are my daughters wedding shoes, as seen in the photo on the lower right corner.
The poem in the middle I found on Google and it was actually written using the masculine form of Daddy and Dad, but hey, switch it up to make it work. I had fun with this and was able to use my Canon Selphy to print the photos and the sentiment on 4x6 photo paper. I used my steel dies and my Big Shot to cut down the images to the correct size. The pattern paper is from Serenade paper pack, and the gridded green is the reverse side of this page.

Quick Quotes Items Used:
Serenade QQP-SR101- coming soon

Other Items Used:
Canon Selphy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunsational Stamps Goes Camping

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn the Crafty Mimi here with my inspiration for the August Sunsational Stamps challenge. 

When working on this project I used a digital image called "Camp More, Worry Less". I printed out 3 sets of the trees and colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, varying the colors to let the moon lite show the shadows. All other images were also colored with the Zigs. The starry background is cut with a die using my bigshot, and layered with yellow-gold glitter paper.
The main background I used distress inks to create by blending Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Black Soot.

Please click over to the Sunsational Challenge blog to link up to this fun Camping challenge here!!!

Butterfly Kisses with Joy Clair

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn the Crafty Mimi here with a post using the Joy Clair Butterfly Kisses stamp set and a fun but easy technique.

 Clear Stamps - Butterfly Kisses Clear Stamp - Joy Clair - 1
Butterfly Kisses



First thing I did was use one of my wavy dies and made 2 cuts in a 4.25" x 5.5" panel, I then used a pencil to mark my lines on an A2 card base. 
Next I stamped the large butterfly spray from the stamp set and added in the extra butterflies from the set using Memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink. 
I followed that up with using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the images. 
The sentiment is stamped using Grape Jelly Memento Dye Ink. 
I used foam tape to adhere the panels I had already cut, and then added this dimensional flower from my stash. 
3 gold sequins finished off my project for today. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project and hope you come visit again soon. Your comments are always read and are very valuable. 

Please be sure to check out the many great inspirational projects for this months Challenge on the Joy Clair Blog.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ATSM Challenge 253 Holiday Theme

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge Blog with Challenge #253, Holiday Theme.

Today's post was made with card stock, 1 die, washi tape, 1 Joy Clair stamp and 3 pearls. Love the clean and simple that comes out of my craft room sometimes.

First I used a Red card base made of Recollections 110 lb card stock. I then took black and white card stock of the same brand, layered them to fit and put them through my big shot one pass with one die to cut on the angle.
I checked my washi tape collection for two that looked good together for this project, and then adhered them.
The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black with a Joy Clair stamp from the Merry Christmoose Set.
I followed that up with 3 red pearls and my project was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed this project. Thank you for stopping by, your comments are valuable.

Baby J, On Her Toes using StyleTech Vinyl

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn, the Crafty Mimi here today with my newest project from Tape Technologies.

Today's project is using the Florescent vinyl collection, in which we have six colors available. The great thing about this is a little something from the website which states... "Our Fluorescent Films are extremely bright, high gloss films designed for high visibility in daylight conditions. These colors are so bright that some of our customers call them day glow colors. OK, you know how bright these colors are by day, but did you know that they glow at night if you expose them to black light (UV light)?"
Well,let me say, I hope this project doesn't scare my grandbaby as it is for her room. 

Baby J is 9 months old now, and this was a photo taken a couple days after she turned 9 months, and when I saw this frame, I knew it would be perfect. My original plan was to put this subway art on a canvas. 

The file was cut with my Silhouette Cameo using a file from the Silhouette Design Store that I added a couple things to. The inspiration for this project came from baby J's bedding that is in the same colors. 

Thank you for stopping by today, and please come back again soon to see my next project. 

Joy Clair August Challenge, Layer It Up

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my project for the Joy Clair Inspirational Challenge.


My project came about in a strange way, and it hit me quick. I was looking through my Joy Clair Stamps for a particular set, and came across this one from March 2016 and said PERFECT!!! This Sunflower layering set I knew would match up for the Layering Theme and the colors would lend itself perfectly.

The inks used are all Memento Dew Drops Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, New Sprout, Rich Cocoa and Summer Sky.  I used the Darice Clouds embossing folder, ran the Summer Sky over the top side and placed my 4 x 5.25 piece of Recollections 110 lb card stock and ran it though my big shot. This enabled the background to accept the Summer Sky color and left the clouds white.
For the Sunflower I used the Dandelion on the bottom solid layer, followed by Cantaloupe on the 2nd layer and Tangelo for the top. I then used New Sprout on the solid center layer and Rich Cocoa for the seed layer.
Sentiment is stamped using Rich Cocoa and New Sprout is used around the edge of the tag, with some gold jewels to add a little bling.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and that it has given you a bit of inspiration to work on a project of your own for our challenge. Remember you have until 8/31 to enter.

If you have read this far, let me say how excited I am. This post is my 200th post on my blog. I started this blog July 15, 2015, just as a way to keep track of my projects and gain inspiration to keep working. I then joined my first design team in October 2015, and was very excited to receive an email in December 2015 inviting me to be a member on the Joy Clair team. The past 19 months have been awesome, and I hope to be with this team for much longer. The friendships we have made and the feedback we give each other, the camaraderie and just overall fun.
 And since I am celebrating my 200th post, I would like you to celebrate with me. One lucky winner has the opportunity to win a Joy Clair Stamp Set, All you have to do is tell me which one of my Joy Clair projects is your favorite. WARNING... I have made 98 posts using Joy Clair stamp sets in the past 19 months. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

I'm Mad About You with Joy Clair Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a post for Joy Clair using an oldie but goodie. We were asked to choose one of our favorite stamp sets to work with. In doing so I sat and looked through my boxes and chose the "Love Quotes" set. The original plan is not the project I made, but I may go back and make it as well at a later date. SO, lets get going with my project.



The background paper is from a Recollections Valentine's Pack from either 2016 or 2017. The die cut layers and base are Recollections 110 lb card stock and the sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drops on Recollections 110 lb card stock.

To make this card I used  an A2 Base and cut the pattern layer at 5.25" x 4". I affixed this layer with double side tape.

I used my Big Shot to cut the dome layers and again used double side tape to adhere together and to the base.

The sentiment I stamped and cut with my Scan N Cut, then adhered it with foam dots.

And with that last step my project was complete.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas In July Tag with Joy Clair Stamps



Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July tag I made using Joy Clair stamps. For this project I used the "Three Wise Men" stamp set. 

To make my project I used Recollections 110 lb weight card stock as my base. I stamped the wise men with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Gold embossing powder and heat set it, I did the same with the stars and used yellow embossing powder for them. 










While in stamping mode, I stamped the sentiment on a second piece of card stock. 

Once that was complete I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the robes of the wise men. 

I followed that up with using my distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke and blended them for the sky, and a bit lighter towards the bottom of the tag and left it lighter to act like a halo around the men. 

Once this was done I used my Gina Marie Stitched Tag Dies to cut the project to the size desired. I used my Perfect Punch to add a hole in the desired spot, and then add a gold star brad so the tag would turn to reveal the sentiment. 

This project will go in my Christmas Box with the cards I have made in the past six months in preparation for this years holiday season. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and that it gives you inspiration in getting your Christmas projects started early. 


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chocolate Lovers Greetings

Chocolate Lovers Post

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I had the pleasure of getting a bunch of Sunsational stamps clear stamps in the mail last weekend, and have been having fun with them. This set is called Addicted to Chocolate and comes with three awesome bears and the sentiment. What is great is each bear has its favorite chocolate. Using some fun background paper, I went to work.


Addicted To Chocolate




This background paper is from a Die Cuts With A View paper pack, this little bear loves her chocolate bards. Colored with Spectrum Noirs. 
This is background paper is from a Doodlebug 6x6 pack. Also colored with Spectrum Noirs and he loves his cocoa. 


This background paper is also from a Doodlebug 6x6 pack. Colored with Spectrum Noirs and loving kisses. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project.

If you haven't checked out this months challenge yet, the theme is Christmas in July, the link is here, looking for your projects.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quick Quotes Christmas in July fun

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Christmas in July project using Quick Quotes Paper and a few other fun items from my stash.  
To make this project I used a mixture of papers including Serenade (our new paper), Winter Bliss and Windsong.
To start this project I chose the paper I wanted to use. My base is from our new paper Serenade 4.25" x 5.5", I then cut another piece of the same paper at 4" x 5.25" so I could use the green flipside as my background. 
For the base that my sentiment is stamped on, and the stamped piece for the little girl I used Windsong paper, The sentiment piece is supposed to simulate carpet for the girl (colored with colored pencils) and tree to stand on. 
The tree is a die from my friend Kat, and I used Winterbliss to to cut the tree and flip flopped the pieces to get varied looks for each layer, and added a few metallic stars to finish it off. 

Please be sure to stop by and take part in this months Challenge 77 where the theme is Red, White and Blue. 

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon. 


Quick Quotes Products used:
Serenade SR101 coming soon

other products used...
My Favorite Things overflowing joy stamp/die set
Kat Scrappiness Christmas Tree Die
Colored Pencils


YOU ROCK ATS&M Challenge 251 Anything Goes

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, today I am bringing you a project made for the Challenge 251 at Addicted to Stamps & More. 


Items Used:
Recollections 110 lb cardstock as the beige base, black panel, beige and black circles as well as the black bar under the ribbon. The blue cardstock is from my scrap stash
The ribbon and gemstone are from the stash given to me back in 2015 by a lady downsizing her belongings. 
The stamp is from Studio G, and was stamped using Memento London Fog.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you some inspiration for your challenge project. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Quick Quotes Red, White and You

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today, it is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time to reveal the July Challenge. This month our theme is... Red White and Blue!

Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Challenge Winner Announcement for Friday Challenge 76 - "Masculine Cards or Projects".

I created a 6x6 4th of July project to sit on the mantel for years to come. 

Using Paper from several of the Quick Quotes sets I put this project together, and hope you enjoy it. 

Using Serenade QQP-SR103 I cut a 6x6 panel to cover my canvas.
Using Serenade QQP-SR102, Anchors Aweigh QQP-AW100, Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101, and a Pine Needle Die I ran each panel through my Big Shot and turned the cut upside down to simulate fireworks. 

I used my Canon Selphy to print a photo from our fireworks my husband set off this year. This machine is the easiest printer I have ever use. I just open the Canon Print app on my phone, choose the image I want to print and hit print. It goes to the printer and does its thing. 

I used Buttercup and Sunset Powderpuff inks to blend a sunset at the bottom of the 6x6 panel. I then used a small piece of the opposite side and stamped out Happy 4th of July using Royal Blue and Red Lipstick Powderpuff inks. I blended the Buttercup and Sunset along with Warm Grey over the top so that it would blend in with the background. This I cut with an oval die, and used foam dots to pop it up. 

I used double sided tape to adhere the fireworks, and the photo paper is actually a sticker.

I then found this flag banner that is leftover from a project my daughter did in middle school (11 years ago) and added it along the top. 

I really hope you enjoyed this project. I had a great time making it and again plan on setting it out each year.


Quick Quotes Products Used...

Serenade QQP-SR103- coming soon
Serenade QQP-SR102- coming soon 
Anchors Aweigh QQP-AW100
Adventure Awaits QQP-AD101
PowderPuff Inks:

Other items used:
Joy Clair 4th of July Stamp Set
Gina Marie Pine Needles Die
Sizzix Oval Die
Flag Banner from Stash

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deco Foil and Stencils Oh My

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project I made for GinaMarie. This is my first time using Deco Gel and Foil and made a video showing the process. 


First tape down the stencil then stir the gel and spread nicely over your stencil. Remove the stencil and wash. Set the page aside to dry, Once your page is fully dry, add a sheet of DecoFoil over the page, place it in a piece of copy paper and run it through your warmed up laminator. When it comes out remove the foil and your card is ready to finish.

The base of the card is Recollections 110 lb cardstock in Gray.
The stamps are Altenew Build a Rose three step stamps that were included in a papercrafting magazine in 2016. I stamped these on Recollections 110 lb cardstock using Memento Dew Drops first layer Dandelion, second Layer Cantaloupe and third layer Tangelo. The outer edges are brushed with New Sprout. The Smile stamp came with the flower set as did the die. I stamped the word Smile using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. Thank you and have a crafty day. 

Items used:
Gina Marie Designs Triburst Stencil


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July with ATSM and LeeAnn

Hi There friends, here is my #249 CAS inspiration for Addicted to Stamps & More!!!



Using Joy Clair stamps, Kat Scrappiness Sequins and Memento Dew Drops, this project came together pretty quick and I had fun making it. The cardstock is all Recollections 110 lb weight, and an A2 card. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas In July with Sunsational Stamps

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my project inspiration for our July 2017 monthly Challenge using the Christmas in July theme. 

For this project I used Jingles and her pup, along with my spectrum noir markers. 
Jingles
While the image was printing, I used my Big Shot to cut the fireplace segment of my card. All of the paper used on this project is from Recollections. 

I used my Scan n Cut to cut Jingles and her pup out, and then colored using my Spectrum Noirs, the colors will be listed below. 

Skin- FS2, FS3
Eyes- LG2
Hair- GB1, TN1
Dress- DR2, DR3, LG5
Boots- GB9, TN4, GB1
Bells- IG4
Dog- IG3, IG9, True Black 

Please come join our Challenge I can't wait to see all your projects. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Where is your LIFE???

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with another two projects using vinyl from StyleTechCraft and Tape Technologies. I was browsing a group on FaceBook and there was a guy that was promoting his SVG files, really nice guy, and his files were free when you share his post via Twitter, FB or Google+. I have 2 files today that I was able to have fun with. 

Made using Gold #127



Made using Rose Gold, a new color

I really love working with vinyl and this Ultra Metallic vinyl from Tape Technologies is amazingly easy to work with. It cuts like butter with my Silhouette Cameo, and in three years it is the first vinyl I have been able to get accurate cuts matching the blade settings preset in the machine. Blade setting of 1, and I will also say, the blade is my original vinyl blade that I have had for 3 years. I have always used one blade for vinyl and another for paper, whether that has anything to do with it or not I am not sure. 

Color Chart for The Ultra Metallic Colors:

Ultra Metallic Colors
My husband is really happy with the new designs on the truck, Camping Life will be coming next for him. 

I hope you have enjoyed these projects. 


How To Make Vinyl Gift Canvas Easy

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with my first project as a member of the Tape Technologies team . Please Follow Tape Technologies, Inc on Facebook here

Our great nephew was two on June 30 and he is a for sure Disney Baby. We live less than an hour from Disney World and he lives 3, but he has been more times in the past two years than we have in the last 4. And he LOVES it each and every time. So, with that in mind when it came time to make my project I went with a Disney theme. 

Using Tape Technologies Ultra Metallic Vinyl I chose numbers Black 128 and Red 129 as my product to use. 
Colors available as of 6/30/2017 This is a 2 mil film with silver metallic flake giving you a great glittery sparkle. Each color is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. 

I used an 11" x 14" white canvas and spray painted it yellow with Krylon Short Cuts Hobby/Craft Paint Soft Yellow, and let it dry overnight. 

I then went to work on the computer. I used free fonts from DaFont.com to create the lettering for my project. The Fonts used were Waltograph, Walter, Budmo and Mickey and Minnie. Once these were downloaded I unzipped the files and started up the Silhouette Cameo Software. While doing this the fonts automatically loaded into the program and were available to use. 







I set the page settings as 11"x14" so that I would be able to make a complete layout of my project. 

I then typed out the statements I wanted line by line and after that was complete I changed the font colors to Black or Red to reflect the vinyl color I would be using. The next step was to set each in the font type desired. 


Once I had the layout ready, the fun part started. I first moved all the Red lines off the work space and consolidated the Black to the top half of the page, I set the vinyl on my cutting mat vinyl side up and sent it to cut. 

TIP: make a thin line between your cutting areas to make weeding the vinyl an easier job, especially with so many fonts. 

Once I had my projects excess vinyl weeded off, I was able to use Respositional Contact Paper as a transfer sheet. I used a credit card as a squeegee to get a clean pick up. 


Once I had all the black lines complete I did the same with the Red. I then started arranging them in the order they belong on the canvas. 
A few letters stuck to the vinyl when I was weeding my lines and I had to make a re cut to replace them.

Then using that same credit card squeegee I went to work smoothing the vinyl on the canvas. 
I then was double checking myself as something didn't look right, and sure enough I had mis-spelled Mouska, it is supposed to be Mooska, so I cut another o and fixed it. 

And within a short time after fixing my errors my project was complete. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project I have made.