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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Skipping Through the Daisies

Once in awhile I come across a shop that offers a product that I just have to share with everyone and as I was skipping through the internet last night I thought it would be fun to go see what was going on at the DYSU Challenge blog and saw that one of their sponsors was a lovely little shop called A DAY FOR DAISIES SHOP.....and what you ask do they sell? well thye have some of the most deliciouse little digital stamps. So I was sucked in and yes I have to admit I was lured to make a purchase, however I warn you you will want them all when you see them. So I picked out 4 wonderful little stamps (But I will be going back for sure for more). So I thought I would show you a few of the cards I came up with using their stamps....I hope you enjoy them!

BLUE BIRDS OF HAPPINESS
I love this charming little stamp their stamps make your creations feel like they are actual art pieces.
The Stamp is; Braid in my hair
I also used Kay & Company summer papers, Distress ink in Broken China and Wild honey, Silk hand dyed ribbon and a scalloped piece that I punched stars in. Copic Markers in cashmere yellow, golden yellow, acid yellow, purple, Flesh tone, and turquoise blue.

CHERRY FAIRY
I love the whimsy of their stamps!
The stamp I used; Cherry Fairy
I also used; Red Card stock, Doodle bug red glitter paper, Cuddle Bug Embossing folder, Distress inks in Shabby Shutters & Ripe Presimmon
Copic markers in red, green, lavender, acid yellow and flesh
Ribbon by May Arts

CHILD OF NATURE
There is also this beautiful ethereal feeling to their stamps.
I used stamp; Birds Nest
Also I used Kay & Co. summer paper, Coredinations paper in brown, copper star brads by spare parts, Twig from my garden (you will want to place your twip in a plastic container with mint oil on a cotton ball, this will get rid of any unwelcome creepy crawlies), and hand dyed silk ribbon!

GREEN APPLES
I love all the folds and fabrics they use in their designs.
The stamp I used; Apple Girl
I also used Lime green card stock, olive card stock, red card stock, American Crafts paper, May arts ribbon, Distress inks in Ripe Prisimmon, Shabby Shutters and wild honey. Copics in lime green, Acid Yellow, sephia, dk brown, flesh tone and hot pink. And red Radiant Rain Ink.

be sure and check them out at

So here is something a little fun for everyone just use the little stamp image below or one of their lovley stamps from their site and create a card/ATC/Tag and then send a link to your project in the comments under this entry and on May 15th we will select one lucky winner who will win a $15 gift certificate  to their shop...fun hu!



Also be sure and join in the challenge at





Happy Scrappin'
Leanne



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FUN WITH STRIPES

Such whimsy is found in a beautiful piece of Striped paper.....when you look at it all kinds of fun things begin to form in the far reaches of your imagination. So I thought it might be fun to show you a few designs I came up with while using stripes and fun papers, hope you enjoy them!

COWGIRL UP CARD
To create this card I used Gecko Galz "Lucky Stripe" paper, May arts woven ribbon. red bling, red twine, And a cowgirl image I found. And then for something funI took a pair of worn out jeans and made my own trim.

DRAGONFLY DREAMS CARD
Now for this card I created my own stripes by tearing papers and layering them. I used red cardstock, Gecko Galz Now and Zen papers, May arts black and red twine, clear buttons that I alcohol inked.

HANG 10 CARD
I love this stripe paper by My Minds Eye and have a huge stack of it and am always using it for summer cards. I also took glossy paper and alcohol inked it with citrus and then tore the stripe paper and formed a pocket. The ribbon I got at Michaels and the images from Gecko Galz, it was part of the "Surfs Up" collection.

HERE NO EVIL CARD
for this card I used stripe paper by My minds eye, and then used the "Beautiful Background" stamps by Gecko Galz and colored it with copic markers, then I took a piece of black card stock and embossed it using a cuddle bug folder and distressed with Versa Mark ink then sprinkled with Silver UTEE and this became the mat. then added a bit of black tulle in the corners.

I hope you enjoyed the samples and this inspires you to go out and create your own creations.
Want to see more fun stripe ideas or enter a fun stripe challenge? Just visit the Do You Stack Up blog site!




Have a happy scrappy day
Leanne

Thursday, April 19, 2012

FUN WITH ATC's

So I often get asked what is the best thing to do with my scraps? And my answer is simple and plain...make ATC's. So just what are ATC's? Well they are little works of art that measure 3.5"x 2.5" and can be done in any medium. I tend to enjoy doing paper crafted works which feature left over papers I have from doing cards or pages and collage images then sme kind of fun technique like UTEE...alcohol inks.....sewing...the skies the limit. I also have taken part in swaps where you actually do your own art work which is alot of fun for then you get little mini master pieces.
And the fun thing about these little gems are the their are swap groups all over the internet and in the yahoo group area. I wanted to share a few of my works with you and then I will give you a little list of swap sites where you can go and take part in swaps. Just remember have fun!

All Sewn Up

Celtic Dreams

Tangerine Dreams

Clowning Around

Tiny Dancer

Stardust

Behind the viel

Le Chat

Queen of Hearts

Now that you know what an ATC is try your hand at it. Here are some groups that trade ATC's!





Happy Scrappin'
Leanne

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SPRING TIME IN PARIS.....FREEBIES FOR ALL!

So spring has sprung and the flowers are in bloom and nothing is more beautiful than Springtime in paris so I thought how fun it would be to offer everyone some pretty little parisian inspired images for you to use on your projects...then I thought wouldnt it be fun to have a little challenge so everyone can win a little something by using the images.....sooooo all you have to do is create a project usig at least one of the images below and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your samples image (it can be on your website, blog site, photo hosting site) then we will randomly select a winner on May 20th and announce the winner here. So what will you win? Well I thought it would be fun to giveaway something from one of my favorite paper companies WEBSTER PAGES, so the winner will get a digital paper set from them, 3 Gecko Galz Collage images of your choice, and a digi stamp from whimsy stamps. Good Prize pack hu? And all you have to do is create a wonderful crafted item!
So here are the pictures to choose from Have a great time!





Happy Scrapping
Leanne Seed

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Spring with fun little Challenges!

Happy Spring to everyone!

This time of the year the world burst into color and mother nature treats us to a painting that displays all her glory. And of corse she inspires us all to do our beautiful spring works and join in any and all challenges. I wanted to let you know about two great challenge sites in case your like me and love taking part in challenges. The first site is FLYING UNICORN they have new challenges every month and this month the owner of the site Alda is doing a great Spring challenge. Below is my entry for her challenge it a spring inspired plaque.




if you would like to take part in any of their challenges visit them at
http://flyingunicornforums.com/home.html

Now the second site is the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting challenge site on Yahoo at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/geckogalzpapercrafting/

These are great places to take part in great challenges....perhaps win a prize or two....and lots of tuturials and a few free goodies.

Another spring project I took part in is this wonderful little trinket shadow box. I am in a challenge group here in Houston and we decided it would be fun to take one of the 9 compartment Tim Holtz trinket boxes and everyone take one of the boxes from each persons box and decorate it in a spring theme (mine is the little bunny with the egg.
and then we swapped them and decorated our own outside. So I want to give cudos to the other artist who took part in this amazing box....Jan Stevens, Paula williams, Kirsteen Gill, Jean Wyatt,  Patty Provance, Becky Miller, Penny Nelson and Kristen Rhodes. A very talented bunch of ladies!



I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and Spring .....next week I will be sharing with all of you some of my favorite Spring Images!
Have a Happy Scrappy Day
Leanne