Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop

July Blog Hop Inspiration
Hello! I was able to get a bit of time to join in the PTI blog hop this month. Above is the gorgeous inspiration photo. I just love all the elements. Looking through my stamps I settled upon Strawberry Patch and did some watercoloring. Surprised? I didn't think so ;)

I did the no line method for watercoloring my image and used my Tombow markers. This also fits the weekly MIM challenge. The stitched die is from the Shakers and Sprinkles kit that finally came to live with me. I love all the dies and will be using them a ton! For my little scallops around my stitched frame I used the heart border die and trimmed it to fit. My little tag is from Tiny Tags II. I hope you like it, I'd love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for visiting me:)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Painted Flowers

Have you seen the new release happening over at Inspired By Stamping? Some great new stamp sets this month! Here is another card using the gorgeous Friends Forever set.

Leah Cornleius

There is a fabulous paint stroke image in the set and I thought it would be neat to use it to color the spray of flowers also in the set. I chose a couple of ombre  color schemes and then stamped my flowers in Versafine Onyx black on top. I added some machine stitching and some twine. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lollipop Flowers

Hello! Today I am sharing a project with you that isn't a card or tag :) The theme is something summery and to me when the weather finally warms up where I live my garden is the first thing on my mind. So this fun little project is what I came up with!


Looking through my Great Impressions Stamps I knew this adorable Watering Can of Flowers (D362) was the perfect image to use! I cut a cake pop or lollipop holder using my Silhouette and made some flower lollipops to go along with my watering can image. I colored the image with Copics and added the sweet Flitting Butterflies (A32) to my panel. I then used a paper piercer  to pierce holes all the way around my panel and hand stitched the boarder with some embroidery floss. I hope you enjoy my summery project! I can tell you my daughter loved it and after the lollipops were eaten the holder and flowers now live with her :) Have a beautiful day!

Friends Forever- IBS new release!

Hello! I hope you are excited to see the fun new things from Inspired By Stamping! I am excited to share with you just one of the fabulous new sets called Friends Forever. I decided to make a gift for a friend using this set.

Leah Cornelius

All the stamped images come from this set and I didn't use any patterned paper. This is the outside box. I first die cut one of the Fancy Labels 3, stamped my sentiment and then masked it off so I could then stamp the spray of flowers "behind" it. My flowers were colored using Copics.
Leah Cornelius

Before I assembled the box I used the script block in the set to stamp all over. I added some pretty gold glitter tape as my embellishment.
Leah Cornelius

So, when you open the box you get a surprise! Another box that has an easel card on the top! Isn't that fun?! I cut this ensemble using my Silhouette Cameo. For my easel card and the panel underneath it I used the same flowers from the Friends Forever set. and had them mirror each other. For my sentiment I die cut another Fancy Labels 3 shape.
Leah Cornelius

The side of the gift box is stamped using another image from the same set. I had so much fun putting this together and I am excited to give it to one of my dear friends. I hope you have a beautiful day!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was not busy which was a great change but my daughter came down with something :( I hate it when my kids are sick. The up side is lots of cuddling happens :)

I wanted to join in with the current Fusion Card Challenge and drew from the sketch and the colors in the photo.

And here is my card:


I used Wplus9's Spring Blossoms set and Basic Banners for the sentiment. To get more blending on my flowers I stamped them in a light pink and then went back using a cut'n dry nib to blend in more ink color using my Memento Luxe inks. Those are fabulous for it as they are very creamy and blend. I added some splatters using one of my Tombow markers and splattering with a wet brush. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sweet Little Girl

Hello stamping friends! I have a card to share with you using some wonderful Great Impressions images. When I found this stamp I just had to have it as it reminds me so much of my little girl. I am amazed each day by her and she really is a miracle.


This sweet image is called Little Girl in Springtime (F466) and she was so much fun to color. I used Copics for my coloring. I also just adore this sentiment which is called Roots of Hope (C289). I added some rolled felt flowers and die cut foliage along with pearls and stitching. I hope to live that way each day! Have a beautiful creative day.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Special Day


This past weekend my husband attended a wedding for a friend he works with. I provided the card :) Since I don't know the couple at all and my husband is more of an acquaintance than a close friend I had no idea what style or colors so I just made a card that I thought any married couple would like to receive. I pulled out my Inspired By Stamping goodies starting with some paper from the Vintage Floral paper pad. For my sentiment I used Big Congrats and Happy Occasions Sentiments. The pretty silver doily was stamped using Delicate Doilies and heat embossing in silver and my little banners come from the Fancy Labels 3 die set.

I did quite a bit of machine stitching and made the rolled felt rose and added some die cut foliage. The hearts were cut with my Silhouette. I hope the couple have a long and happy marriage and I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for visiting me :)

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Gift Bag and Card

I have a simple idea for you today to package up a gift for someone special. I save gift bags I receive that are plain and then fancy them up. There are so many Inspired By Stamping sets that are perfect for this! I chose to pull out French Country.


I of course made a coordinating card using the same image and chose to watercolor the gorgeous sunflower. My sentiments come from Petite Banners and were die cut using the Fancy Labels 3 dies.

I also used some pretty doily paper from the Vintage Floral paper pad. A bit of sewing and twine finish off my ensemble  all ready to give :) I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Just Because


Hello! I have an all occasion card to share with you today. As much as I love pattern paper I sometimes forget to use more of it, so for this card I used some! The Vintage Floral paper pad from Inspired by Stamping is a beautiful collection of papers and I've used two patterns on my card. I also used stamps (of course, right? ;) for my focal image. I die cut a Fancy Labels 1 and stamped it with one of the frames from the Just Because set. For my layer behind my frame I used the coordinating rose pattern from the Washi Tape set. Some Copic colored butterflies and machine stitching finish it off.
 I hope you have a great day and I truly do appreciate your visit and love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for stopping by :)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thanks A Melon- Inky Paws Challenge #11

Hello! I had a lot of fun with this challenge so I thought I'd enter again :) Here is the inspiration photo:

Leah Cornelius

And here is my card. I inked up Sweet Summer again (it's my only Newton's Nook stamp set...I think I'll need to fix that soon;) and this time chose the watermelon image. I watercolored it, trimmed it out and layered it onto some citrusy colored layers, added those sweet little banners and hearts, my sentiment and a few sequins. I hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lovely Lady

Hello Great Impressions friends! I am thrilled to be here with my first official design team card. Great Impressions carries a wide variety of stamps and when I found this one I fell in love with the timeless elegance and romantic feel of the image. I was so excited to color it!

Leah Cornelius

I colored this gorgeous stamp called Lady in Love (G189) with Copics.  I debated about what color to make her dress and blue just seemed soft and romantic :)  I decided to leave off a sentiment and let the image do all the talking. I wanted a really ornate background for her so I used my Silhouette to cut an intricate background layer. I added some machine sewing and added a bit of the same blue in her dress to my flower embellishment. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Nautical inspired card

Being summer my thoughts turned to the ocean and nautical themed decor. I grew up in Hawaii and sometimes miss the ocean and beach SO much! I did a bit of looking on Pinterest for inspiration and really loved the elements of horizontal stripes,cream, navy blue and red so that's what I pulled from for my card.

Leah Cornelius

I pulled out some fabulous Inspired By Stamping sets that were perfect for a nautical theme. I started by stamping my background panel using Background Basics Lines in Memento Luxe ink in Nautical Blue.
Leah Cornelius

My circles were die cut using Fancy Labels 3 and then stamped with Cute Circles. For my sentiment I used one from Big Hope. I thought the faith one was appropriate for a nautical theme, don't you think?
Leah Cornelius

My focal image was stamped and colored 3 times using the Summer Postcards Add on set. I colored them with Copics. To finish I added some machine stitching and a bit of jute twine. I hope this brightens your day! 

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