Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Coloring contest with K&C & SOG!!

Hi friends!
Its a perfectly fun day to share my take on coloring up Gardening Mae from Some Odd Girl. Some Odd Girl and Kit & Clowder have teamed up for a fun coloring challenge. You can check that out here.

I printed out Gardening Mae onto a 7 x 10 watercolor paper. I painted her with the watercolors. It was my first time doing this so I thought it would be easier at a much larger size.
I was right, because there is a learning curve to using any new medium.

I added in some prismacolor pencils atop the watercolors to add in more definition and to correct some rough spots in my watercolor. lol

Once I had it all finished, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with such a large painting. I decided to frame it and treat it similar to a mixed media canvas. Some of the embellishments and stamping is right on the background with Mae, and others are placed on the frame of the glass.

So, I hope you join us for the coloring challenge. You can get Gardening Mae for a low low price, but you have to get the code from Alyce at Kit & Clowder. Would love to see you join the challenge!

XOXO
Leah





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Monday, April 10, 2017

Corner Ornate Mixer layout

My last project using the April Creating Made Easy kit from Clear Scraps.


I go into detail about the cool Corner Ornate Mixer included in the kit on the CME blog here.

So much fun. I just love all the vertical layers.

The chipboard rolling pin was perfect for part of the title with the included alphabets.
Have a perfectly yummy Monday, friends!

XOXO
Leah



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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#43 Birthday Banner layout

Two posts for today my friends.
A Rarity for me anymore, lol

I'm up on the Clear Scraps CME Blog sharing 
this layout I created using the Clear Scraps - Creating Made Easy April kit.




Check out some of the techniques I used and see me back in a couple more days for my last project using this amazing April kit.

XOXO
Leah



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Some Odd Girl - Tunes Tia

Today on the Some Odd Girl Blog, I have a small tutorial card featuring the new digital stamp, Tunes Tia. She is so reminiscent of our teens ands pre-teens these days. She's perfect!
On the SOG blog, I shared how I created the background for Tunes Tia on Kraft card stock.
I also colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils.
Go check it out. :)
have a great day!
XOXO
Leah


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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Creating Made Easy - Kitchen Decor

Hi friends!
This month for the Creating Made Easy April kit, we have lots of fun items for cooking, baking, home decor, etc.

Today I'm sharing my Home decor kitchen item I made. All kit except for the twine and Paint I used.


You can see more details on the CME blog for this project. :)

XOXO
Leah



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Saturday, April 1, 2017

New SOG Monthly challenge

The challenge this month for Some Odd Girl is as always Anything Goes, and the twist is Nothing Square.


I created this cute little guitar card in my Silhouette and colored up Guitarist Tia using my Prismacolor Pencils. I kept it simple as to focus on Tia and the cute little guitar shape.

Hope your weekend is a blast and nobody pulls any pranks on you! :)




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Friday, March 31, 2017

15 years

Married to my love for 15 years yesterday.
The years have flown by.
I'm guessing that just means we've been having lots of fun.
These photos are from last April, we need to get some new ones taken.
He's the best man and husband I could ever dream of having in my life, and I am so lucky to have him. We've been together 22 years come November. 
I've been with his handsome man almost half my life.
It's awesome to be able to have a partner in crime and just someone you love to hang out with.
I still can't wait for him to come home from work everyday. <3

hehe I love you Doug. Thank you for being such a sweet husband and my best friend in life.
And here's a card I made for him for our anniversary.
I wrote there sentiment using my Silhouette Cameo, then colored it in with a gel pen.
I colored the Raccoon Burglar from Some Odd Girl with Prismacolor Pencils.
You can see all the March releases from Some Odd Girl - here.
XOXO
Leah




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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Creating Made Easy March kit

Hey friends!


I'm super de duper-ty (is that a word? of course it is!) excited to be helping out on the Creating Made Easy kit club for a couple of months. This months kit is super springy and perfect for all kinds of wonderful projects!

My first project is a beautiful Easter home decor item.

You can see how I made it and more beautiful projects here!


Spring is close, woohoo! Have a beautiful day!
xoxo
Leah




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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Some Odd Girl March challenge

Wow. March 1st!!
Time flies.. especially if you are a Space Cadet named Tia
*grins*


The challenge this month is pop it up.
Easy, right?

I colored this cutie with Prismacolor Premiers on Kraft card stock.

I cut the box out on my Cameo, then also print and cut out the shapes and background papers. I thought it was perfect for this space theme.

Go check out the other fabulous creations and join in the Monthly Challenge at Some Odd Girl!!
To infinity and beyond, xoxo
Leah


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Mini sunglasses shaker

Shakers seem to be the IN thing right now, and with good reason.
They are beyond adorable and add so much to a project.

Clear scraps has a whole new line this year of mini Shakers perfect for any project.
Today, on the Clear Scraps blog I shared my sunglasses.



Check out more fun projects on the Clear Scraps blog!!
Have a great day folks.. another post coming soon today. :)

xoxo
Leah




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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Tag

Happy day peeps.
This cute little tag I made and gave to my sweetie for Valentines Day.


I applied rub on butterflies to the acrylic tag.

Layered some pattern papers and embellies... and bam. something cute and quick for my honey.

Thanks for stopping in.
XOXO
Leah


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mini Shaker Heart

This adorable mini shaker heart from Clear Scraps is so much fun!

I painted the chipboard pieces with some acrylic paint. Once they were dry I stacked them all up and glued them, added some beads and embellished it a little.


Products used: Clear Scraps Mini Heart Shaker; Pattern Paper: Crate; Brad: WRMK; Beads: Michael's; Paint: Anita's Acrylic (Princess Pink); Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1
XOXO 
Leah


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Hearts Day hop with Some Odd Girl

Welcome to my stop on the Some Odd Girl Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived from Melissa’s blog but if you just stopped by then head back to the beginning  to get started so you don’t miss any stops.

If you're new to my blog, welcome! My name is Leah and I love all things crafty. Lately, colored pencils have taken over my coloring medium of choice. Coming from working with Copics I see there is a bit of a learning curve to it... anyways, on to it, shall we? *grins*

For my hearts day hop, I couldn't resist coloring up Swoon Dakota! If you know me, I LOVE to swoon over all kinds of things sweet, including my hubby who will be receiving this cutie.
Be sure to check in and comment on each blog, including this one, to be the most eligible!
Since we’re spreading the love so hardcore, everyone gets 14% off at the Some Odd Girl shop using code SOGLove!  

That's not all, we'll also be choosing 2 lucky winners from those of you who comment on every blog, each receiving a $14 spending spree in our shop.
Here’s our hop list...
Go forth and have a beautiful weekend!! 
XOXO
Leah


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Heart Printer Tray

Oh my goodness, have you guys seen the new Printer Tray Frames from Clear Scraps?
If not, you're in for a real treat! They remind me of shadow boxes and shakers combined into one... the best of both worlds, in my opinion.

Today, I'm sharing my take on the Heart Printer Tray Frame.

I found some of my favorite photos of the family from the last few months and added them to the chipboard backing piece. I took the top layer and adhered pattern paper and cut it out with my craft knife. I really wanted the photos to shine in this beauty. The cool thing about these is that you can create them to hang as home decor pieces.


See the cute little stamped hearts? Swoon. I love being able to add stamping on the acrylic top piece.

I also added some flocking and mini beads beneath the title on the bottom.
After I adhered it all together, I painted the edges (not shown here) of the heart to seal it even better. The flocking was so tiny it was finding ways to escape the heart.
I nipped that right in the bud. hehe

Thanks for checking in with me today. Check back on Friday for a super fun hop!!

Products Used: Clear Scraps Heart Printer Tray Frame; Pattern paper: Crate Paper, HipKitClub; Stamp: Fiskars; Flowers: Prima; Alphabet: American Crafts; Butterflies: Heidi Swapp; Ink: Stazon; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Coffee? Yes, please!!!

Happy Happy Friday!!
I am so excited because it is my first Design Team post over on the Some Odd Girl blog today!

You know me.. I love my coffee. 
So I couldn't resist making my first post and card with Coffee Lover Mae.

Gahhh! Isn't she so cute?

I colored her with my prismacolor pencils. I like this skin combination so much better than my last try at a digi coloring.
I'm not too happy with my hair colors. Basically because I added in too much tuscan red. Whoops. Live and learn. :)
Here's the inside. A pretty simple card. I really wanted the focus to stay on Mae AND the coffee. *grins*
Here's a quick list of my pencils I chose to use for the coloring. you can click on the picture to see the numbers closer. I am being SUPER lazy. Forgive me? hehe

Fail. I didn't photograph the hair combo. haha See. Must be because I didn't like the color. lol

I'm happy I'm working with Some Odd Girl again. I've missed it more than I realized!
Have a beautiful weekend, friends.
XOXO 
Leah



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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy HEARTS month!

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Ahhh, Happy February my friends!!
One of my favorite months, not really because of Valentines day, but more about the HEART aspect.
Ok. who am I kidding? I love hearts all year round. :)

That's why I am excited to share this new heart layer stencil with you, it's quite cool!


For this card, I used my colored pencils to color in the stencil area on the pattern paper.
Once I filled in all the hearts, I then moved the stencil and added the second layer dots to three of the hearts. Shhh, but I didn't line them up so well. *grins*



For the inside, I colored a gorgeous flourish chipboard heart embellishment and smacked it right dab in the middle of the card. My honey will probably be getting this cutie.


I hope the start of the new month leaves you HAPPY and full of LOVE.
XOXO
Leah

Products used: Clear Scraps Heart layer Stencil, Heart Chipboard Embellishment; Pattern Paper: HipKitClub Taffeta; Brads: WRMK; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1, Zots glue dots; Flowers: Prima; InkL Faber Castell Pitt Pen; PrismaColor Pencils; Ephemera: Crate Paper


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Daisies Acrylic Layout

Clear Scraps came out with some amazing new 12x12 layouts this year.
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seriously. I LOVE them!

On this layout, Samantha and my granddaughter Reagan were playing with some Snapchat filters. We are really into the snappy filters here. :)


Alcohol ink and these cuties go together like bread and butter!

I used two colors of alcohol ink.
My absolute favorite part is being able to see the background through the acrylic.

One more close up.. 

What do you think? Cool or nah?
I say YES to cool. ๐Ÿ˜

Have a wonderful day my friends!

Product Used: Clear Scraps: Daises Acrylic 12x12 layout, 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet; Pattern Paper: Echo Park and Miscellaneous Scraps; Flowers: Prima; Alpha: Making Memories; Embellishments: SEI enameled dots; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1; Adirondack Alcohol Ink



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