A little DIY Project

I admit I think I have ADD. I have so many projects and idea’s in my head! This is one Project I recently completed. I took an heirloom Maple Ethan Allen Bench and painted it black. Two coats of Beyond Paint. This paint worked wonderfully. No sanding, priming. Just can wipe down and start rolling and brushing.

I ordered the paint from Home Depot. No streaking and a nice matte finish. I sprayed a couple coats of a krylon finish but I may do a coat of polyurethane. I am pretty pleased with the finished product and it looks great with my bedroom set!

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


my Instagram Posts

To all my website followers, I apologize for my lack of posts here. I confess I have been posting on Instagram due to the ease. I have been struggling with wordpress. I am currently looking into new hosting options. This however is not my area of expertise. If you have any insight that would be helpful I am open to hear your suggestions.

On to some of my latest creations.

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


Post Valentine’s Day Creations

Handmade Be Mine Banner

In the midst of Purging my loft I came across some lightweight canvas. I turned it into pennants for a banner.

I began the creative process knowing I wanted to stencil some color. I grabbed some shimmer sprays and a favorite music stencil. to add some interest.

A cardstock panel and grommets were added. I used my cricut maker to mirror image the letters on glitter on iron on vinyl. Ironed them on with my cricut easy press 2 for a very professional look. In cleaning my drawers, I came across a couple silk roses I had made and a few gold hearts. I created the felt heart and balls that separate each pennant.

The cards were created from all found pieces and bits in my room stash. The only exception is the Be mine card. Tha is made with dies from Trinity Stamps, Elizabeth Crafts and Poppystamps.

I am working on getting cards, supplies and unused product listed here on my shop page. It seems as though wordpress has made a few changes that I am having to learn.

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


Loft Purge

Welcome Friends! Well it’s January and typically the time to organise and re-fresh. I am a bit late but I am cleaning out my studio.

What this means is I will be listing new and gently used supplies for sale at very reasonable prices. It may take me awhile to get it all posted so come back often. there will be lots! My 12 x 12 Cardstock is stored in the Stamp N Storage inserts for the Kallax Cubes from Ikea. If you use my link I get credit for the referral.

If you are local and wish to meet to avoid shipping I am happy to do that. I may also have a few mystery boxes for those of you that enjoy surprises.

Thanks for stopping by.

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


Set of Birthday Cards

I was a busy girl this weekend. I attended my first ever On stage Live with Stampin Up! It rejuvenated my creative mojo! I’ll talk more about that in another post.

Today I am sharing a group of cards that all have the same image in them, but they are all a little bit different. I would love your opinion on which version you prefer. The very first card was my inspiration for the others. I basically stamped the image Penny Black Your Birthday Stamp in Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored with my Copic Markers. The very first card is the one that inspired the rest. Let me know which one is your favorite!

To make these cards, I went to my pre-cut and scored card-bases along with my pre-diecut shaped pieces. I pulled coordinating colors and a variety of pre-done sentiments to create the designs here. Finally adding a few sequins to complete the looks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


Birthday Bear wishes SVG

Good Afternoon Friends! Welcome, today I have a paper pieced SVG from Little Scraps of Heaven. The most adorable bear holding a cupcake. A little known fact about me is that I used to design for an SVG company making all sorts of these cute files. I had an itch to make one after attending a creative getaway in Lake Tahoe with a few friends.

I looked on my computer at all the files I had purchased and came across this one and thought how cute it would be for a Birthday Card! Using Cricut Design Space application I uploaded my file. Going through my scrap bin of paper and cut out each piece. Carefully inking them with chalk ink before assembling him to place on the card. Now the beauty of SVG’s are you can change the size that you want it to be! I, however just imported it and cut it..:) so it is quite large and I had to make a 6 x 6 Card!

The patterned paper, tag die and sentiment are from The Stamps Of Life. The Oval Scallop Die is Elizabeth crafts. All Cardstock is from my scrap bin. While cleaning my studio I came across an old tool by Imanginece (not sure if they are still around?) a hot tool that applied my rhinestones.

I hope you enjoy this card, I had fun making it. Let me know in the comments what you might like to see here on my blog, Facebook page or instagram.

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye


Stamp N Storage NEW Product

Hi Folks! A brand new product has hit stamp n storage. Pretty exciting for us paper crafter for organization! They are definitely on my list!

Card Dividers

Organize your cards Organize your cards and envelopes by theme, company, style, or occasion with these beautiful laminated Card Dividers. Sized perfectly to fit your 4.25×5.5 cards and envelopes, the Card Dividers are available in Aqua, Gray, and White. They even fit in the Multi-Level Card Holders so your cards will look great and they’ll be easy to find.

The Ink & Punch Drawer for IKEA® makes the best use of your IKEA® Kallax cube. With customizable storage on both sides, you can maximize your cube’s space, and organize a variety of products including ink pads, punches, glitter jars, chalk paste, and more. The Ink & Punch Drawer for IKEA® offers 42 slots and includes three sets of spacers of your choice to customize your drawer. Customize all 42 slots by purchasing additional Ink & Punch Drawer Spacers.

Do you like to create beautiful home decor pieces with chalk paste and ink? Are you a Chalk Couture(TM) Designer and you have the full set of beautiful Chalkology(TM) Pastes and Inks? Do you love adding texture to your cards with Nuvo® Embellishment Mouse or Glitter Gel by Gina K. Designs? If so, we know you are going to love the Chalk Paste & Glitter Holder!

The Chalk Paste and Glitter Holder organizes chalk pastes, inks, glitter, and other embellishment jars (3″ diameter and 1-5/8″ tall). Your colorful collection will be visible and easy to access because of the finger notch in each compartment. With a variety of options available you can organize up to 63 jars, and we even have an option to fit your cube shelving units like the IKEA® Kallax.

Handcrafted in the USA and made from a beautiful Baltic Birch plywood.

I will be adding to my collection of organizational items from Stamp n Storage.

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


Happy Halloween

Just a quick post with my Halloween Card for this year. I apologize for my absence here. I am really going to try to get things posted here on a more regular basis.

I have been in the midst of selling a house and getting another ready to sell. Im still creating, just haven’t found the time to come here to write and post. I am really hoping to change this. Thanks for sticking with me.

Have a Safe Halloween my friends!

Creativly Yours,

Lezlye


A Few Recent Creations

Hi Y’all!

I finally got a day off from work, so I am trying to cram in all the things I NEED to do into one day! Sometimes I really wish I could create all day and take and full-fill custom orders.

I am currently working on a few of those which you will see posted once complete.

This first card was made for a card group that I am in for the owners son who is in the Army. I love to create masculine cards, especially when I can tailor them to the recipient. The image was printed and colored with Copic Markers. Papers and burlap netting I had on hand

Distress Inks,Alterations Wildflower dies by Tim Holtz

Helped my Son’s girlfriend custom design this card for a Bridal Shower. So fun to teach! I forgot how much I love it.

MFTSTAMPS Pandas and Dies.

The perfect I miss you Quarantine Card. Lot’s of fun to make. Im now working Semi-Full TIme but I am still creating Custom Orders. I will be posting pictures of the Macrame Rainbow Banner I just shipped off soon!

Thanks for your support I appreciate it.

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye