Friday, July 20, 2018

Crafty Girl Altered Paintbrushes

Hi friends and happy Friday to you! I'm up on the Simple Stories blog today sharing my latest altered project and I hope you enjoy it! The new Crafty Girl collection is amongst my most favorite to date! It covers everything from scrapbooking and stamping to knitting, crochet, sewing, sketch art and even planning! Trust me, this collection is a must have for all makers alike! Take a look and see what I created with the awesome Crafty Girl collection!
As you can see, I did something different with each of my paintbrushes. After painting them with several layers of white gesso, they are now ready to decorate! The narrow brush seemed a perfect shape for building my very own "crafty girl" upon, so that's what I did. She is so stylish with her one-of-a-kind custom outfit made from Combo Stickers and accessories to match! No crafty girl is complete without her tote and favorite beverage!
A bit of sparkle was added to crafty girls hair tie and washi belt with mini gems. She wears a pair of cute pink enamel dot earrings on her crafty ears. 
The wider brush was a great base panel to build a crafty scene upon.
I think it would make a great gift for a crafty friend! How about you?
I hope you like my altered crafty girl paintbrushes and I hope you've been inspired to make something fabulous with this dynamite Simple Stories collection too! Have a great day and until next time, happy crafting!

Simple Stories Products:
10001- Combo Sticker
10008- 6x12 Chipboard
10009- Bits & Pieces
10010- 4x6 Stickers
7719- Enamel Dots

mini gems
burlap string-natural
various adhesives

Monday, July 16, 2018

Making Cards Sparkle & Shine with 3D Foam Stars

Hello friends and a very happy Monday to you! I hope you've had a great weekend and a great start to your week! Today I'm sharing a new card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3 featuring 3D Foam Stars! I hope my sneak peek will tempt you into popping over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog to see how I made it and perhaps you'll be inspired to try 3D Foam Products, as there are lots of fun shapes and sizes to get creative with!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time, happy crafting! :)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop!

Hello there and happy Friday! It's time for the RRR July Blog Hop and if you're already hopping, then you should be arriving to me from KATHY'S amazing blog! If not, head over to the RRR Blog to start the hop!
This month, we are showcasing projects using the fantastic July Ribbon Club Assortment! This is a gorgeous mix of blue and yellow with pops of floral, gingham, swirls and more! It's just perfect for all your summer creations and you could win it! Just comment on each of the blog's along the hop including the RRR blog for your chance to win this summery and festive ribbon assortment. 
I like to try to create a project that features as many of the ribbons from the assortment as possible. This time, a fun and new idea came to mind and I really enjoyed making it! Without further ado, I present my crafty girl with flowing ribbon skirt! 
She was inspired by this beautiful July ribbon assortment along with the super adorbs Crafty Girl collection from Simple Stories. There is also lots of great pinspiration on Pinterest for this type of project! I used chipboard, die cuts and stickers to assemble my girls body and accessories. 
 I created the skirt by bunching together several long strips of ribbons varying in length at one end and adhering to the base of the heart die cut to create a waist. A few swirls in the ribbons were added for a bit more dimension and fullness to the skirt. Finally, the skirt was sprinkled with a yellow/blue sequin mix and 2 small Swarovski crystals were added because every crafty girl needs a little sparkle!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my project and feel inspired to create something pretty with ribbons today! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA! Have a great day--happy hopping and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

DIY Embossed Planner Accents

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my latest Craftwell inspiration with you here and over at the Craftwell blog! I've been playing around with the Teresa Collin's Love Triangles Embossing Folder, running different materials other than cardstock through the Cut'n'Boss machine to see how they look. I found something I liked by upcycling a piece of clear plastic and adding it to my July Summer-themed planner spread. I love finding new and fun things to included in my planner pages to make them more interesting. This one really hit the spot! Check it out...
Can you spot where I added the clear plastic triangles? It's always fun to put a clear dashboard of some kind in front of a colorful focal point for extra layering interest and texture. The Love Triangles Embossing Folder is right on trend and coordinates perfectly with all the different triangle accents on my Simple Stories Hello Summer papers and die cuts.
I also added a bit of black Stazon ink across the tops of the triangles on a smaller piece opposite the main side, creating contrast and even more interest.
Finally, I added a small scrap piece of the clear embossed triangles over the flamingo tag in the pocket. 
Who's ready to hit the beach?! I sure am! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired to find some scrap materials around your house and transform them into one-of-a-kind planner embellishments with the Cut'n'Boss too! Until next time, happy crafting!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog Sneak Peek!

Hey friends! It's my day over at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog to share a project and I sure hope you'll swing by to see it! I can only share a sneak peek here to entice you, hehe!😀 Can you guess what I'm making here? I'll give you hint- it's a sweet summer craft that kids and adults alike will love to make! 🍉🍍🍓
Is your mouth watering for more juicy details? Then pop over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog and see my project from start to finish! I hope you'll be inspired! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

You Make Me Smile

Hello there! Linsey here sharing my card for the special Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog Co-Hop! I'm all smiles today because these are 2 of the most awesome companies in the crafting industry and they have come together for a very special 1 day co-hop!
I hope you are finding lots of great inspiration from the fabulous projects you've seen on the hop so far! If you're coming to me from Libby's blog, then you're in the right place! If not head over to the  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog to see all the details and begin the hop!😊 Here's the complete blog hop list in case you get lost:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Hero Arts
Amy Tsuruta
Christine Meyer
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Libby Hickson
Linsey Rickett (YOU ARE HERE!)
Margie Higuchi
Michelle Short
Shannon Morgan
Shellye McDaniel
Teri Anderson
Terri Burson
Tracy McLennon
Valerie Ward
Yvonne van de Grijp

And here's my card--I hope it makes you smile!
I designed and assembled my card using the super fun and insteractive DC230 Smile Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts and a few of my favorite products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® including E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, Adhesive Dots Micro, 3D Foam Hearts and 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit. The embellishment kit was used in conjunction with the "smile" die to create a dynamic gold foil word. The hearts were accented with gold foil as well and a few sequins were held in place using Adhesive Dots Micro.
For the background, I gesso'd a piece of white cardstock, then water colored it with a variety of gelatos. Finally, it was dry embossed with an Anna Griffin folder. I really like how it turned out. 
And I sure hope you like it too! The next stop on the hop is Margie's blog! Be sure to enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter! Good luck and happy hopping! 

Product Supply List:
Hero Arts-
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®- 

embossing folder
cardstock sticker strip
black ink

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mixed Media Altered Block

Hello and happy weekend! Today I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog sharing my latest creation, a mixed media piece that turned out very cool! Here's a sneak peek of it...
And if you'd like to see this super fun altered mixed media block in it entirety, please head over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® BLOG and check it out! I have the process all laid out and share how I used only Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® to complete my project! I hope you'll be inspired by it and thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! :)