Monday, March 31, 2014

Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge

Yesterday was the last day of spring break and we had something that we didn't have all week - sun and warmer temps!  It felt so good to sit outside this afternoon, and I am so hoping that it will start warming up and we are done with the cold and snow!

We have very fun challenge for today's Monday Lunchtime Challenge.  I have posted sketch below, and you can load your awesome work of art: HERE

I went for a vintage look for my card and like how the colors, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede and Pistachio Pudding flow together.  I lightened up the Soft Suede for the background and stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper first before stamping the image on the card front.  I distressed the edges and then lightly added Soft Suede to the edges using a sponge.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you can make the time to play along this week!

Stamps: Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants, Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding
Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot, Banners Framelit Die, Deco Labels Framelits, Word Window Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Distressing Tool, Vanilla Button, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Pearls, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals

Monday, March 24, 2014

Techno Stamper Monday Lunch Time Challenge/LNS Challenge

We are on spring break this week and it is so cold, and we are expecting SNOW tomorrow - say what?!  So I will dream of warmer days ahead and stamp!

For my post today I combined 2 challenges - this week's Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge and the 2 week Latenight Stamper Challenge.  I posted the sketch for the Lunchtime Challenge, and LNS Challenge is to create a project using flowers.

When you done with your wonderful creation, you can simply click on the following links:

Techno Monday Lunctime Challenge: HERE
LNS Challenge: HERE

Monday Lunchtime Sketch

For my card, I used Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid for the background.  I used Smoky Slate ink for the grid, and stamped it first on a piece of scrap paper before lightly stamping it on the piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP.  The following is a list of what I used along with a pic of the card.

Stamps: See Ya Later, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid
Papers: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Inks: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Bird Builder Punch (leaves), Heart Punch, Grey Brads, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, 1-1/4" Square Punch (for the banner), SAMJ, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wedding Favors

It's that time of year again - weddings!  Below is a sample of a wedding favor I am making for my nephew's wedding, and would love to make them for your special day as well!

Depending on the detail of the favors, I charge only .50 - 1.00 per favor!  I can match the favors to your wedding colors, and have other designs available as well.

The favor shown below has 2 Hersey Nuggets tucked inside, and I paired the colors Elegant Eggplant with Marina Mist.

If you would like to contact me about making wedding favors for your special day, you can contact me at lefevre89@sbcglobal or at 847-526-2916.  I would love to help make your special day the best ever!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Challenge

Are you ready to today's Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Challenge?  We have another great sketch for you to use as your template, and you can see it below.  When you are done with our work of art, you can simply load it HERE!

I used a number of items from the current Occasion Catalog for my card, and I like the "cheery" look of my card!  Here is a list of the items that I used:

Stamps: Petite Petals, Perfect Pennant, Gorgeous Grunge
Papers: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Inks: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Arrows Textured EF, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Word Windows Punch, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Brads, Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board (to round the corners on the tag)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Latenight Stamper Challenge

This week's LNS challenge is all about wind; which is perfect because it's a windy day here in the Windy City!  Below is my "loose interpretation" for this challenge as I went with sun and clouds.  I saw an adorable card on PI that Shana Gaff did (which you can see HERE) and loved the idea of making a smaller card and using the largest Banner Framelit Die at the bottom to create a banner.  I made the clouds using the Cupcake Punch, the 1-3/8" Circle Builder Punch for the base of the sun.  This card measures 2-3/4" x 5-1/2", and I made a 3" x 6" envelope using my envelope punch board.  Below is a list of what I used.....thanks for stopping by!

Hope you can play along, and you can load your card HERE!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stamps: See Ya Later
Marker: Night of Navy
Papers: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, SAB Decorative Dots EF, Banner Framelit Die, Cupcake Builder Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, SAB Banner Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

We have a fun sketch for you over on the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge blog, and I have posted it below.  When you are finished with your work of art, you can simply post it HERE.

I used the set, Peaceful Petals, for my card - you can find this great set in the current Occasions Catalog!  The flowers and leaves were stamped on watercolor paper using a black StazOn inkpad, and then cut them out.  I also used watercolor paper for the background paper, and stamped the branch/leaves with a black StazOn inkpad and watercolored the image in with my trusty watercolor brush.  Below is a list of what I used:

Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Express Yourself
Inks: Black StazOn, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Gumball Green, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake
Papers: Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain EF, Apothecary Accents Die, Modern Label Punch, Chevron Ribbon, Gold Baker's Twine, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

Good morning - I hope this post finds you enjoying warmth and sunshine.  Which is totally NOT what we have here in the Chicagoland area today.  This has been the longest winter and even my lunch kiddos are tired of the cold and snow!

We have another fun challenge for you over at Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge blog!  The sketch is shown below, and you can load your masterpiece HERE.

I had stamper "block" yesterday when I was making my card and am not sure if I like it..... I have attached 2 pics - one without the Tangerine Tango border behind the c/s (with the flowers on it) and one without.  Here's the scoop on what I used:

Stamps: Secret Garden, SAB You're Lovely
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green
Papers: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Deco Labels Die, Window Frame Die, Secret Garden Framelits, Delicate Designs EF, Square Punch, Circle Punch, Island Indigo Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals