Friday, January 30, 2015

An Easel Card for Little Blue Button Stamps

Hello crafty friends! I’m so excited to be apart of LittleBlue Button Stamps design team! It’s been an honor in the past to be a guest designer on several occasions and I’m thrilled to be sharing more of my projects with you.

Today I’m sharing an easel card I created. I love creating these kinds of cards because not only are they a card but you can also display them.


I had the pleasure of working with the new digi image Charlie with Lantern. I colored Charlie’s hair, skin, shoes, and lantern with my Copic markers. I paper pieced Charlie’s shirt and pants with pattern paper. I wanted Charlie’s outfit to look real, like patterns and colors you would find us wearing. I love how realistic she looks. After coloring Charlie’s lantern I used yellow glitter glue to add some sparkle.  The yellow glitter glue also gave the look of light shining from inside of the lantern.


To finish off the card, I layered a textured gold metallic paper on the base of the card than added some coordinating pattern paper that I punched with an edge punch. For my final embellishments I added a flower cluster and some sequin trim.  I used another punch to create the easel stopper inside the card and added a sentiment along with a few gold embossed leaves.


Thanks for joining me today!  I look forward to sharing more projects with you!
Happy Scrapping

Leslie

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Some Exciting News To Share


Design Team February-July 2015


View the original announcement here.
Scroll through this post to find me as one of the newest dt members.
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Good day, my name is Ekaterina Oleinik. I live in the Ukraine, in the city of Khmelnitsky . I am 28 years old and I am a wife and mother . By profession I am a design-technologist in clothing, working as a designer in the design studio “Peoni”. Professionally engaged in scrapbooking for 5 years. In the last year I have enjoyed drawing and painting with stamps. I am very glad to be in the design team . And I hope that I will make you happy and inspire you with my work with Chameleon Pens.

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My name is Gina, Marina is my daughter's middle name and it seemed so inspiring to me to use her name, not only do I love it, but it means, 'Of the Sea' and I do love all things water, so I thought it was perfect.
I started with scrapbooking in 2001 and it morphed into all kinds of papercrafting, which has brought me now to card making, a new passion, using lots of new coloring techniques that I am learning and loving, from copic markers to colored pencils and distress marker water coloring....and you know the list can go on, just having fun creating. 
I live just north of Seattle, Washington with my husband and two young children, a 6 year old daughter and and 2 year old son, so my crafting inspiration has grown even more, seeing things through their eyes as they grow and just embracing being creative. So the art of cardmaking for me is just perfect, because I can sit down with a sketch and create something within a few hours.
When I am not crafting in my little space, I enjoy being with my family, traveling and swimming in our pool with my kids (in the summer months mostly...it's a little wet and cold here in Washington state =)) and on a rare occasion sitting and reading a book.
My blog is Marina's Paper Art


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My name is Kasia, but I use a nickname Frezja.
I fell in love with scrapbooking and mixed media almost 2 years ago. I
create mixed media on canvas mostly, but I do like smaller projects too.
My style? first experiments later to fix what remained, add a touch of romantic and done... 
I like contrasts, mess and many details.:)
I'm glad to be on Little Blue Button Stamps DT
and I hope I'll share with you my love for these products!


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Hi, my name is Kate and I am from small country in the middle of Europe - Czech Republic. I live in a family house with my great and patient husband and son Toby, 2 dogsand one cat. Crafting is my life. I started before 5 years after University studies, I was so bored at my maternity leave that I start to sew, this was first passion - fabrics, threads, ribbons, buttons. I opened small internet shop with buttons and ribbons. Than I felt in love with paper. And as you know when you start to play with paper you cannot stop. My love is cardmaking and paper crafts. I like to combine different materials, style, I love to use Copics and watercolours and of course my best friend cutting machine Silhouette Cameo. It is honour for me to have an opportunity to play with so amazing stamps Litte Blue Button. I hope that I will be for you nice inspiration.


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My name is Kelli but most people call me kel. I am located in beautiful Kaneohe, Hawaii (USA). I am 32-yo and happily married, a non-traditional college student double majoring in History and Asian studies who is currently on break at home with baby #3 (born 9/30/14!). I started scrapbooking in 2003 when pregnant with my oldest son, turned into a collector, and then started seriously creating again in 2013 because my stash grew out of control! Who am I kidding... it's still outta control!! haha! I like to think of myself as a clean and simple stamper... I gravitate towards clean lines and minimal embellishments when I craft. I LOVE patterned paper and cardstock though!! I LOVE making cards, but my real passion is for scrapbook layouts... although from my blog you might not be able to see that! I also have tons of fun with little gifts, tags and mini-albums although the minis take so much time!

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I started a few years ago going to a Stampin' Up cardmaking club and I was hooked. In spring of 2011 I came across a youtube video on scrapbooking and mini albums and found a whole new world of crafting. I started a blog in the fall and made videos in January of 2012 for youtube. I have met so many talented women that have the same love I do. I love learning new tecniques and watching tutorials. I had so much fun and had the honour of creating for Olga's magazine Box of Treasures. Now I am on my first design team this has been such an amazing year.
My YT channel: luv2papercraft
My blog: Luv2papercraft


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My name is Leslie Prinkki, also known by my scrappy name “scraps of mine”. I’ve been scrapbooking for 19 years and crafting for as long as I can remember! I would define my style as whimsical, simple and clean. I love creating fun, colorful layouts and cards, but can work with any style or theme. I also enjoy creating altered projects, mini albums and home decor. I adore coloring images and experimenting with different art mediums such as watercolors, Inktense pencils, and Alcohol markers. I’m happily married to my best friend of 20 years and a mom to three amazing blessings. I love sharing what I create through my blog, Youtube channel, Pinterest, instagram and Facebook. During my free time you will find me hanging out with friends having coffee, shopping, running my kids to different sports activities and watching movies with my family. It’s an honor to be designing for Little Blue Button Stamps and I look forward to created project that will inspire you.
You can find me here:
Instagram lesliescrapsofmine

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Hello my name is Marcia and I am a craftaholic. I have been crafting since 1992. I started my own youtube channel in 2011, after looking for new ideas on youtube. I first participated in swaps and challenges which I still love to this day. I have tried just about everything under the Sun and I have grown to have a passion for mixed media although I love to make cards as well. My craftroom must haves is anything Pink and my Copic markers. I also enjoy the outdoors, cooking with my children and learning new things. Enjoy the ride as I venture on my crafting journey.


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My name is Marika but most people call me Mi or Mika. I've been crafting all my life but got into papercraft and stamping in 2009 and even though my bank account has grown smaller I don't regret it at all :) I love creating cards but CAS and more detailed ones, but my absolute favorite thing is coloring with my copics :) 


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My name is Noelle and I have been crafting since I was about 10. I started off making cards with heat embossing and am now into stamping and die cutting. I am currently taking copic classes over at Kit and Clowder with the wonderful Alyce Keegan! I also own my own online store where I sell Little Blue Button in rubber 



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I live in Russia, with my husband and scrapbooking  I’ve been crafting for 4 years already. In spring 2014 I discovered boundless resources in distress inks/markers and since then we’ve been tight friends  Beside myself with love to coloring, CAS style, sequins and vellum “) I’m pretty sure that every single image and word on a card should have certain meaning, be hilarious, be wise but never indifferent or meaningless. May be I attach too much importance to creating a simple card but it’s a kind of an art and everything matters. As for the instruments/materials, I prefer tweezers, distress markers, glossy accents, stickers. 
Hope you’ll like my creations for your inspiration and mood!
My blog: http://as-if-by-magic-ivy.blogspot.ru/
My YouTube channel: Olesya Kharkova


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My name is Shanta and I have been paper crafting since 2009. However, I have been sewing and creating machine embroidery since I was in middle school. I totally fell in love with paper by accident while researching a machine that could cut out my fabric pieces. I have never looked back, although at the moment I stay purchasing products to play with! In my other world I am a mother of three boys, and between them and my husband I stay on my toes! 



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I'm the owner of Little Blue Button Stamps. 
My grandpa was an artist so the whole childhood I spent watching him painting. And I painted since I can remember myself. 
I started crafting a little more than two years ago and there was a question from the beginning - where to get stamps? I live in Ukraine and I was on serious budget so I decided to create my own stamps!
For now besides producing stamps and printables I make cards, layouts, albums, create videos and live my life in a crazy speed!
My personal blog: Anyona.ru
YouTube: Olga Ishenko 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Card Shares

Thanks for joining me today! I'm excited to be sharing my guest design team projects for Little Blue Button Stamps.  I've had a blast designing for LBB and coloring all the wonderful digi images Olga has created. Be sure to stop by her website and check out her shop.

For todays projects I created three holiday/winter cards.

First up Is a winter card using the digi image, Miss Lilly and the Snowman.



I wanted to create with nontraditional holiday colors, so I used cobalt blue, brick red, and a teal aqua. I colored Miss Lilly with my Copic markers and used white metallic watercolor paint to create a unique look for the snowman. I also added different layers of pattern papers along with a snowflake embossed white piece of card stock for added texture. To finish off my card using Miss Lilly and the Snowman, I added a huge satin teal bow and some metallic snowflakes.



Next up, I used the digi image Caroling Sam. I colored him using my Copics in tones of blue and gray. I wanted to make the bell Sam was holding look as if it was a metal gold bell, so I used a gold modeling paste and painted it on. I love the gold old-world look the modeling paste gave to the bell. I wanted Sam to look as if he was outside ringing his holiday bell, so I added some white card stock along the bottom of my card cut in the shape of snow hills. Wanting to create more texture I added Wink of Stella and Diamond Dust to the snow hills. I cut strips of pattern paper and created a whimsical Christmas tree and placed Caroling Sam on the snow hill. I think he looks so adorable standing on the snow holding his gold bell and Merry Christmas sign.






For my final share, I created a softer more shabby look using Eris on Sleeping Bear digi. I don't tend to create shabby projects, but I'm in love with how this card turned out! This digi image is so, so adorable!!!! A must have for your holiday projects! Just like the other two cards, I colored the digi image with my Copic markers. I kept it super soft and airy. I added perfect pearls to the background of my image to make it look as if it's snowing. I used corrugated paper and a shabby woodgrain pattern paper layered on the base of my card. To finish off my card I added lace, ribbon and some flowers all in soft colors to give it that shabby look. 




I had so much fun creating these holiday/winter cards using all these wonderful digi stamps. Thanks LBB for the opportunity of guest designing this month!
Happy Scrapping ~ Leslie

Monday, November 3, 2014

Altered Candy Box for LBBS

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm excited to share my guest design team project for Little Blue Button Stamps. Yesterday was the launch party for LBB stamps November clear stamp release. The launch party is two fun filled days of lots of great inspiration using the new clear stamps along with digi stamps. Click here to see a list of yesterdays projects as well as all the information on how to enter to win some great prizes. Don't forget to check out my youtube video and leave a comment there to be entered.

I created a Candy Box using the new stamp called Charlie with Gifts. I colored the stamp image using a variety of Copic markers, Chromatix and Spectrum Noir markers. I plan on filling my little alter box with mints and giving it away during the Christmas holiday. I love the final result of how adorable Charlie with Gifts looks on top of my altered Candy Box.



Remember to stop by Little Blue Button stamp's blog for all the information and links to all those participating in the clear stamp launch.  Don't forget to check out my project on my youtube channel as I share how I colored Charlie with Gifts. Oh, and don't forget to comment on everyones project for a chance to win one of many prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!



Monday, September 22, 2014

Guest Designing for Kiwi Lane Today

Hello crafty friends!

I’m beyond thrilled to be back sharing my love of Kiwi Lane templates with you, as a guest designer this month.  I had such a fun time creating todays projects! Pairing Kiwi Lane templates with Bella Blvd is a match made in scrappy heaven!!! I “heart” both of these wonderful companies and I love how easy the templates work with Bella Blvd’s collections.

In August my family traveled back to Montana to visit relatives and friends. It has been several years since I’ve seen my parents so you can imagine I took a ton of family pictures. The Family Forever paper collection from Bella Blvd was perfect to capture some of our memories. I love combining different template sets together to create a one of a kind scrapbook layout.

Family Forever

Templates used
Rings 4
Sunnybrook Lane 1A
Scallops 1A
Adventure 4
Floral 2T

I had so much fun creating this layout, I decided to make another, but this time I created a pocket style layout. I love mixing traditional scrapbook layouts in my albums with pocket pages.

Life is An Adventure:

Templates used
Scallops mini 2B
Paisley Place mini 3B
Sweatheart 2T

For my final share today, I used the Max collection by Bella Blvd. I just love how fun and whimsical this “boyish” collection is.

My Boys:

Templates used
Chevrons 1B
Paisley Place 3A
Sunnybrook Lane 1A
Aspen Court 3B
Clara Lane 1A
Adventure 1 / 2
Accents 3T

It was a pleasure guest designing this month for Kiwi Lane! Thank you for having me on the blog today!!! I hope I have inspired you to mix and match your template sets and start creating those one of a kind scrapbook layouts.

Happy Scrapping! -Leslie

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Where have I been?

That's probably the question you have been asking yourself. Wow! I can't believe September is here and the kids are back in school. Sorry I've been gone for awhile. Been busy on vacation and getting my kids ready for school. My daughter turned 13 (yikes) in August, my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage and the boys have been busy with sports and gearing up for hockey. I haven't had a chance to sneak away to my craft room since the kids have been back in school. I know that is so sad!!! I'm excited to be guest designing this month for Kiwi Lane Designs and I'm looking forward to playing with all the fun goodies they sent me. Though I may not be creating, I've been collecting new scrappy goodies. I hope to dust off my desk tonight and start creating! Oh how I miss my mommy time in my little craft room. Hope you had a wonderful summer, fall is almost here as the cool crisp weather has already appeared in my neck of the woods. (I'm so not ready to pack away my flip flops)

Happy scrapping!
-Leslie