Thursday, March 29, 2012

How-to explanations or not?

Hi everyone

Today I wanted to ask you, my readers, for some feedback on how I write my blogposts. Specifically I would like to know if you like/appreciate the fact that I always write about how I made the project shown. I am thinking about making a change with that, and eliminating the how-to from my future blogposts. I am planning on only writing an explanation on how I made something, if it was done with a spesific technique, or if something else on the project is not self-explanatory.
I have made a poll about this, which can be found in the right hand sidebar. I would really appreciate it if you would take a minute to leave your answer in the poll. If you have any further comments about this, please feel free to leave them in the comment section of this blogpost. Oh, and the poll will only be up for about two weeks, so please answer before that time if you choose to do so =) Thanks in advance for your input!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Giveaway Time

Hi everyone

Today I have a giveaway to share. This is the second giveaway in a short period of time, which is a very rare thing here on my blog. I hope you are as happy about that as I am =)
To see what is in this giveaway, and for information on how to enter, please check out this video:


Here's a picture of the items in this giveaway.


I also wanted to clarify the rules for commenting to enter into this giveaway. You may leave 1 comment only on my blog, and 1 comment only in the comment section of the giveaway video on YouTube. You may share about this giveaway on your blog, twitter, facebook or wherever, but that will not give you any extra chances to win. I will ship anywhere in the world =)



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Monday, March 26, 2012

Make A Wish Birthday Card + A Tag

Hi everyone

Today I have a card to share, that I made to enter into the current Lawnscaping Challenge


I took inspiration from the layout of this card by Kasia Curry. I was also inspired by something Kelly Marie said in the introduction video for the Critters Ever After stampset. She mentioned that the 'make a wish' sentiment in that set would be great for birthday cards too =)

I'm also entering this card into the current Cute Card Thursday challenge, which has an everything goes theme.

Here's the card I made:



I stamped the greeting from Critters Ever After, the cake and the candle from Bake Me A Cake onto white cardstock. I then masked off the outsides of the cake, and stamped the star cluster from Critters Ever After onto the cake. I colored it in using Copic markers. The cardbase is 4 1/4" by 3 1/4 when folded. I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhered it to the cardbase. I then adhered the image on top using foam adhesive.

EDIT

I totally forgot to share this little tag that I also made for the Lawnscaping challenge! Silly me =) The tag was inspired by this card by Jessica Witty.


I stamped the image and sentiment onto some white bazzill cardstock, and colored in the airplane with yellow Copic markers. I then drew in the dotted line with a pen. I cut off the two top corners, and punched a hole. I then threaded throught some cute pink May Arts ribbon I had in my stash.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

- Marie / Legojenta
Supplies used for Birthday Card Supplies used for Paper Airplane Tag

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Haul Video

Hi everyone

I just wanted to let you all know that I've got a new haul video up on my YouTube channel. You can watch it below, or click the YT logo in the bottom left of the video screen to watch it on YouTube =)


If you have any questions about where I bought the products shown in this video, just leave me a comment on this blogpost and I'll get back to you =)

EDIT

Here's another video I did, telling you about one of the stamp sets shown in the haul video above:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Friday, March 23, 2012

Redraw of giveaway winner for PS stamp set

Hi everyone

I haven't heard anything from Glenda J, who was the original winner of my PS stamp set giveaway. So today I will redraw to determine a new winner =) The new winner is...
 
The new winning commenter, number 22, is Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin)

Congratulations, Erin! Please send your adress details to me in an email, so that we can arrange the delivery of your prize =) My email adress is legojentaAThotmail.com (replace AT with @).


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
 
- Marie / Legojenta

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #8

Hi everyone

Today I have my card for the eight YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:




Here's my card for this challenge:


Since the challenge this time is sewing, I decided to do some stitching, using an egg stamp as my templates. I did that in the same way I did the popsicles on this post. I stamped the sentiment in purple, and colored some white pearls with a purple Copic to match too. The patterned paper is from an old 6" stack. I rounded all of the corners on this card, which I normally don't do, but I thought it went well with the soft colors and rounded look of the egg images on the card.


Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:

We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)


Jess Larsen - http://jesslarsen.blogspot.com/  - Jess is not participating in this challenge.

And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Thursday, March 22, 2012

SPARKS Challenge: March 22nd - April 4th

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
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 Stamps by Paper Smooches


I was inspired by the easter theme of the inspiration photo, as well as the bright green, white, hot pink and yellow colors. I stamped a sentiment and two colors of a pattern onto white cardstock. I then made a negative mask of the egg stamp, and used placed it over the sentiment/patten where I wanted it to go. I traced lightly with my pencil, and cut out along that line. I cut a piece of blue cardstock, and added a grassy border I had cut out of white paper that I had colored green. I then adhered the eggs behind the grass with liquid glue, and popped them up on the top with foam adhesive. I embossed my white cardbase, and adhered the image panel onto the card using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Colorful Buttons Card

Hi everyone

In this post, I'm showing a card I made to enter into:



I colored white paper with various colors of Copic markers, and diecut the pieces with a button die. I love the dies in this button die set, because they cut and emboss the paper to look more like a real button then just a plain circle with holes in the middle =) I adhered them onto a white piece of paper, and stamped a greeting with black ink. I matted the piece onto black cardstock, and adhered the whole thing onto a white cardbase using foam adhesive. I love how clean and graphic this turned out, and those colorful buttons make me happy =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Giveaway Winner for PS stamp set

Hi everyone

Today I am going to announce the winner of my birthday giveaway! Remember, the prize going to one lucky winner is a stamp set from Paper Smooches of the winners choice =) Without further ado, let's find out who this winner is...


The winning commenter, number 19, is Glenda J

Congratulations, Glenda! Please send your adress details to me in an email, so that we can arrange the delivery of your prize =) My email adress is legojentaAThotmail.com (replace AT with @).

To everyone else who played along, thanks to all of you! I really appreciate that you all joined in for my birthday giveaway! Oh, and make sure you stop by again soon. I will have another giveaway sometime in the near future =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lucky Clover Card


Hi everyone

Today I have a card to share, that I made to enter into the current challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. The challenge is to use green in honour of St. Patrick's Day.

Here's my card



I had been thinking about making a lucky four leaf clover out of heart stamps for a while, and finally found the perfect project to put my idea into action with this card. I also saw today that Kelly Marie had done the same thing with a Lawn Fawn heart, and used that on a tag that she made and posted on the Lawn Fawn blog. It's so fun that we both saw that possibility for the heart shape =)

For my card, I used a heart stamp and a sentiment from Paper Smooches. I stamped the heart four times, drew a stem for the clover with my Memento marker, and stamped the sentiment too. I colored in the clover with some green Copic markers. I diecut a scalloped shape twice out of thin cardboard, and once out of white cardstock. I then colored the white cardstock piece to match the green clover. I adhered all three pieces of the scalloped shape together to make a faux chipboard piece, and went over the cut lines with the green Copic marker to cover up the raw chipboard edges. I adhered the faux chipboard onto a small black cardbase, and adhered the image piece on top using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



Thursday, March 8, 2012

SPARKS Challenge: March 8th - March 21st

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
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 Stamps by Paper Smooches


I was inspired by the flower wreath element on the inspiration photo, as well as the kraft base. I used three small flower stamps and a small drop shape, to stamp my wreath. I cut down the image to a square panel, and rounded the corners, before adhering it to a kraft cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Birthday Giveaway

Hi everyone

Today is my birthday, and I wanted to celebrate it by giving away a little something to one of my blog readers. I appreciate that you stop by and leave comments for me, and I wanted to give a little something back =)


So, the prize I'm giving away to one lucky winner is a Paper Smooches stamp set of their choice! Paper Smooches currently has over 60 stamp sets in their collection - so there are plenty to choose from =) I love Paper Smooches stamps, they have great designs and top quality, and they just released 24 new stamp sets! Oh, I just realized, that's one stamp set for each year of my life. What a fun coincidence =) They even released background and border stamps this time, in addition to more image sets. Lots of fun stamp sets to put on your wishlist! Anyways, here are all the details on how to enter my birthday giveaway:

- You must be a follower of my blog to enter this giveaway. If you're not a follower already, you can click to follow my blog via email or with google friend connect in the sidebar to the right =)
- To enter the giveaway: Leave a comment on this blogpost telling me what Paper Smooches stampset you'd like as your prize if you're the lucky winner.
I will purchase the set for the winner that he/she has listed in their comment, so make sure you pick the right one =) Check out all the Paper Smooches stamp sets here.
- For more chances to win, you can share the news about my giveaway, with a link back to this blogpost, on Twitter (please add @Legojenta so that I can see your tweet), Facebook or YouTube. Add a new comment for each of the places you've shared this, with a link to where you shared it if possible.

This giveaway will run for 10 days, until March 17th. All comments must be added to this blogpost before midnight March 17th (my time) to be eligible for the prize. Please know that I use comment moderation, so your comment(s) will not be visible right away after you post it. I will randomly pick a winner after that time, which will be posted here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome Baby Chick Card

Hi everyone

In this post, I'm showing a card I made to enter into these challenges:


Here's my card




I used a new paper stack, an old stamp set for the chick, and some 'medium old' stamp sets for the sentiment. On the chick stamp, the pupil in the right eye is actually towards the right edge of that eye, but I wanted it towrds the left edge instead. After stamping the chick, leaving the 'unwanted' pupil on the right eye clean of ink, I drew in a dot for the pupil where I wanted it with my Memento marker. I then colored in the chick using Copic markers. For the sentiment, I stamped the 'welcome' first, which is from one stamp set. From another stamp set, I selectively inked a sentiment that was originally spelling 'baa-thday' a couple of times, and stamped the word baby. 
I made a standard size white cardbase, and adhered some pink polkadot pattern paper onto it. I then cut out a banner-type shape, and adhered it to the back of the image panel, which I had rounded the edges of. I then cut out some tiny circles of paper I had colored with one of my Copic markers, and adhered them to each side of the image panel. I finished the card by adhering the image panel+banner shape to the card using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Quick Post with Quick Tip Video

Hi everyone

I just wanted to let you all know that I posted a new quick tip video on my YT channel yesterday. Check it out below, or on YT =)



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta