Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Hi All!

Purple.  NOT a color you see me use much.  Nor wear.  Nor have around my house.  But, the challenge at  Less is More this week is 'Purple'.  I had the perfect image for it that I was inspired to color by Kathy Racoosin.  She is hosting her famous 30 day coloring challenge and on day 1 she colored a beautiful floral.  So, I decided floral and purple.  And I like it!

I used this gorgeous Altenew floral and colored it with Copics.  I sponged a background at the top to act as a border edge for the fussy cut floral panel.  The whole flower is brushed with clear Wink of Stella. I am linking up to Casology, where this week's challenge is 'Glimmer'. 
That's it for me!  I think the photographing of the card took longer than the card, lol!  I don't know about you but I am looking forward to spring and summer light!  Dull, dark, winter days make for yucky pictures.
Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pugs and Kisses

Hi Everyone!

Time for another Technique Junkies new release card!  I have used the image, The Kiss, and the sentiment, from the Love You More stamp set.  You can get 10% off of these cuties when you use code TJ10LeeAnn.  If you find other things you just have to have, you can get 10% off as well- any stamps you choose.
So this card was done on watercolor paper~

Aren't they cute???

My MISTI helped me to add color in layers to this image.  I used Distress Inks- by masking the image in spots and inking up specific areas I was able to add color in layers.  Once I stamped the color, I moved it around with water to fill in the image.  I repeated this process 'til I reached the desired look. I love how it turned out!
What do you think?  I hope I have inspired you to give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann

Monday, January 8, 2018

Birthdays and Donuts

Hello All!

I was in need of new birthday stamps and this adorable new stamp, Birthdays and Donuts, from Technique Junkies fit the bill!  You can find this and the rest of the new release at Technique Junkies! Today is the last day to automatically get 15% off any of the new release stamps.  If you are interested in other TJ stamps, use code TJ10LeeAnn for a 10% discount

Fun, Fun, Fun!  The stamp comes as a singular image, but I fussy cut the donuts out so they fit my scalloped edge.  I masked the donuts off when I stamped the sentiment.

Super simple!

EDIT- Hoo boy, sorry all, I forgot to finish this post before it published.
Donuts are colored with Copics.

I am linking up to the Just Us Girls Challenge, Anything Goes, as well as Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann~

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Release Blog Hop with Technique Junkies!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the first Technique Junkies Blog Hop of 2018 (and my very first hop with Technique Junkies). If you came from Jeanne Streiff's blog, you are in the right place!  If not, you can start at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog to view the complete hop. 

All of the January Release stamps are 15% off through January 8th
   No codes necessary; just put them in your cart and the
 discount will be applied at checkout.

Want something outside of the new release from the Technique Junkies store? 
Use code TJ10LeeAnn for 10% off!  

This stamp, An Inside Job, really spoke to me.   I simply colored with Copics and added a doily, all in 'Valentine' colors.
I am linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, 'Something New'.  
I used the sketch C4C386 from Crazy4Challenges for the card, (changing a few things) ~

This next card uses the newest sentiment set, Love You More~

For a totally different look, I heat embossed this fabulous XOXO sentiment onto a diecut heart and made a simple collage style card.

Now hop over to Cheri Weston's blog for her amazing inspiration!

Thanks for hopping!

Lee Ann  

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Supplies- Technique Junkies Holly Bird, Technique Junkies Gift of Christmas sentiment set, Neenah Solar White cs, red cs, Copics, alcohol, sequins

God's Blessings to you and yours this Christmas!   

To get a 10% discount on your Technique Junkie order, use code TJ10LeeAnn.  Thank you!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pink Snowman

Hello Everyone! 

Just a quick post to share a card I came up with the other evening using a background piece from my ever growing stash of waiting-to-be-used card pieces. 

I snagged this adorable snowman at Tuesday Morning, of all places.  I guess I am a bit of a snowman snob, so when I find one that calls out to me, I have to get him! 
I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps~

I am also linking up to Shopping Our Stash for their "Gah! Pink" challenge, which is a tribute to Leslie Hanna. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Ornaments in Red

Hello, Hello!

I love today's Christmas card.  This was one of those stamps that I had to have, no questions asked.  Elegant yet simple~

This is one image stamped three times.  Almost CAS, but I wanted dimension on the final layer. 

I started by creating a simple template of the Draped Ornaments image from Technique Junkies.  I stamped the image on scrap paper and then loosely fussy cut it out.  This helped me to determine final placement of my images.  The first time I stamped the image off center to the left on the card base.  The second time I did a bit of masking of a few ornaments.  I also used the template to determine exact placement of the second stamped image.  This one was stamped off center to the right.
The third image was stamped and the ornaments colored with Copics.  Then the image was fussy cut out.  I adhered it to the card using dimensional tape.  I added light shadows to the background ornaments with grey Copics.
The sentiment is from the Gifts of Christmas stamp set.  I added some shimmer to the ornaments with Wink of Stella.

Well, what do you think?  Simple yet elegant.

I am linking up to Happy Little Stamper's Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes, Asddicted to Stamps Challenge- Make Your Mark, and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog- Christmas.   

Wanting to do some last minute shopping?  Get 10% off all Technique Junkies stamps using code 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Lee Ann  :)
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