Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Susan!

Today is Susan McShirley's birthday and the design team for SRM is having a birthday blog hop for her! 

If you are here, you should have arrived from Juliana Michaels' blog! 

I made a clean and simple card using a new die from SRM and a cute stamp set from SRM designed by Jane's Doodles called Eat Cake

Happy Birthday dear Susan! 

I am so happy to call you a friend and I appreciate your positive and kind spirit! Hugs!

To continue on with the hop, we sure to visit Cathy Harper.

Monday, July 27, 2015

SRM Stickers-Thank you Teacher

Today I am sharing a "Thank You" Teacher/Welcome Back to School Project over at the SRM blog! 

Please click HERE to visit the blog to see what I have created. 
Hope you can stop by!

Monday, July 20, 2015

SRM Stickers {Make a Wish}-Say it with Stickers/Birthday

Today I am excited to share my first projects as a design team member for SRM! 

Please click HERE to visit the blog to see what I have created. 
Hope you can stop by!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Blog Look "Winner"

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for all of the well wishes about my new blog look! I really appreciate it! the winner of the goodies is...Karen Day!!!

Here is what Karen said:

Gorgeous new look, Lesley! I hope you're enjoying your summer so far... looking forward to seeing all of your crafty creations :o)

Thank you so much, Karen! Please email me your snail mail address and I will be sure to get some crafting goodies out to you!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Viva la Verve {Layered Birthday}

Today I am sharing a card I made for the current Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge. I had fun digging through some papers and adding lots of layers. Not my best card. I decided to stamp the sentiment in Deep Coral...I love that colour. Just look at my blog! Ha!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches & Colour Me

Made this card using the current sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the colours at Colour Me.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Playing with Copics and a few Apps

Tonight I had the chance to play with some stamps from Altenew and my Copic markers. Just colouring and playing for fun. I've been trying to blog using my cell phone. I am using the blogging app that I found online. It's kind of cool but I can't figure out how to center my photos. It's fun to try something new! I am editing my photos using Instagram and adding a watermark using A Beautiful Mess.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

BLOG CANDY ALERT & a New Blog Look!

Hello stamping friends!

I am thrilled to unveil my new blog look. I worked with Tiffany Kuehl Designs and I must say, she was extremely patient with me! Thank you, Tiffany! I am SO happy with the new look and to celebrate, I will be sending out a special bit of blog candy to one lucky person!


The blog candy will be a little package of crafty goodies from me to you! 

In order to be eligible to win...

1, Leave a comment on this post.
2. Add my new blog button (html code in my side bar) to your blog sidebar or replace my old badge with the new badge.
3. Follow my blog or follow me on one of my other social media sites!
I will draw one random winner on July 16th!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge

Hello stamping friends! I managed to get some craft time in today and I decided to do some more water coloring with my Altenew stamps. I was inspired to play along with the Runway Inspired Challenge. I have been trending toward a more clean and simple style of stamping these days. I added some vellum over my watercolored blooms. And I used a sentiment from a Wplus9 set.

This is another project I started and discarded but it was fun to play with the ink and the stamps.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Watercolouring with Distress Inks

Yesterday I had the chance to get inky and I was pretty excited to play with some new goodies I picked up at my local craft store. I bought a new floral stamp from impression obsession and I paired it with some distress inks.

To do this watercolor technique, you will need a piece of watercolor paper, a water pen or paintbrush and some distress ink.

1. Stamp your floral image in your choice of distress ink onto your watercolor paper.

2. Then using your paintbrush and a bit of water or using your water pen, go to the stamped image and pull the color from it.

3. Then I used a aqua color in the distress ink to color around the flowers.

I hope this makes sense and that you have fun making your own water color card!

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Challenge Winners for Nautical

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 

Congratulations, Tenia!

Tenia's striking nautical card was a stand out for me!

We are on a break now, Tenia but we will be back in September. I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge when we return! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ (no spaces) for more information! 

We will be back in September! Enjoy your summer!