Friday, February 26, 2016

LEAP Blog Hop - Inspiration Saturday #7-2016

Welcome to 

Have we got a hop challenge for you today. 
Take the letters LEAP and create any paper crafting project:
a card, a scrapbook layout, a journal page, etc. 
Here is the trick...whatever you make must use L-E-A-P in it somewhere.

For example: A lavender (L) card with embossing (E) and angled (A) with prills (P).

Get it. So who is up to the LEAP challenge.

 Throw a frog into your project and you've leaped right off the lily pad. 

Now on with the projects...


For this LEAP card I chose L-Lines, E-Embossing and encouragement for the sentiment, 
A-Angles, P-Purple and pearls. ~Amy


Well I definitely went crazy on this one!  Took me 2 days to make this card. I have no idea how many hours spent in Design Space, I kept changing my mind LOL  
L - It "Leaps" right off the paper! 
E -  Embellishments 
A -  Angled the frogs and lily pad 
P -  It is PINK!!! 
But I do have FROGS !!!!  
I used 4 different frogs from Design Space. hearts, water splashes,
 and conversation hearts on the outside with bright pink ribbon! 

My dear friend loves frogs so I decided to make this a Valentine for her.  
I need to find a good basic SVG file for this type of card so if you know of one let me know!!!  ~Anna

This challenge really required some thought!  
L is for my leaning tree.  E is for my embellished eyes (has the yellow bug eyes going on).  
A is for far away where I would like to be sitting on a beach right now instead of sitting here listening to winter storm watches.  And lastly P is for painting.  This was all done freehand so if it looks too bad just bear with me - still learning!  My frog is a Silhouette file and I typed my sentiment.  The Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock is mounted on light blue cardstock from Michaels for a base.  
I used Marvy markers.  ~Gracie

I, for one, am pretty impressed that you free handed that tree, Gracie. WOW! Great job!

Lilac & Lavendar + Emboss Resist Lines  + Angled Sentiment + Perfect Pearls Mist = LEAP
Add a cute little pair of fussy cut flip flops and you've got a sweet little card to send to a friend. ~Theresa

For this card, I created LEAP with a Labrador, Embossing, Acetate, and Panels (of card stock on the acetate and for the sentiment) or a Paw.  I used Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up.  I created the Subway Art Panel and the Labrador silhouette from designs purchased from Silhouette Design store and modified to suit my needs.  Then I created the "knock-out text" in red.  I coated the Labrador silhouette in Glossy Accents.  I cut a rectangle in the center front of the card.  I cut a black mat slightly smaller than the remaining area on the card front and embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder by Stampin' Up.  I cut a piece of Acetate slightly smaller than the black mat and attached it to the card front; attaching the mat over top.  I attached the subway art panel, centered on the acetate and placed a slightly larger panel of red on the reverse to cover all the adhesive.  Finally, I attached the sentiment inside the card. ~ Kim

I did a birthday card using the following :
L – Lemons which are in the paper of the center in each flower.
E – Embossing of the card.
A – Angles of all of the hexagons used for the flowers.
P – Pink for the background of the card and other elements.
I have always wanted to make a quilt, but this was much quicker.  The hexagons were cut on my Explore and I pieced the pattern together just like a quilt. The papers used were from a pack called Citrus Bliss by Pink Paislee.  The tag was made from a Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridge called Artiste.  The stamp goes with the cartridge and is from a set called holiday Tags. The ink on the tag is from CTMH and is Smoothie. I embossed it with a Fiskars Texture plate to make it resemble quilting. ~Denise

We've also got a special guest designer today, Sarah Biswabic.
You can check out her blog HERE.

I am so happy I get to share my project project with you all. 
For my project I made a card using LEAP as my inspiration. L- Leaping frog E- Elijah the frog A- angles of the card P-pink paper.
~ Thanks, Sarah

We hope you are having fun with this hop.

Up next is our very own Kim & her sweet canine companion Katy at

Today's hop is kindly sponsored by 

who is generously giving away a class of the winner's choice. 
Be sure to comment on each blog on the hop by Friday, March 4th to be entered. 
Winner will be posted on Theresa's blog on Saturday March 5th. 

Happy Crafting
Theresa and the Card A Day Challenge Design Team

Here's today's line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Theresa ~ 
Card A Day Challenge Blog DT ~ YOU ARE HERE!
Kim ~
Sharon ~
Amanda ~
Alicia ~
Holli ~
Connie ~
Lisa ~
Anna ~
Rhonda ~


  1. Tons of great ideas and I love them all! I had a blast hopping with you.

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  2. Wow, such diversity in these projects! I love them!
    Amy, I love that paper you used and the angle is just so eye catching. Anna, your hard work really paid off as that card is "yowsers"! Gracie, you actually painted that tree? Wow! Theresa, I love that sentiment! I am so drawn to the angles...can't believe I didn't think to use it. Denise, what a clever idea for your card!

  3. Great cards from the dt! With so many options!! Really enjoyed them!

  4. Gracie I just woke up and saw your card and thought it said "Angels" .. I kept staring that that photo trying to find an angel! LOL I probably should just sleep for another hour!


  6. I commented on the other cards, but I missed Sarah. Sarah, how adorable! I love that l'il frog...can't help but smile when I look at him!

  7. Wonderful cards! You are all talented and full of inspiration.

  8. I love all the frog cards as they are all so different. Anna, I thought there was one of those cards in Design Space. I love the labrador card as we have a new lab puppy, although it looks like it took a long time with the red letters. Good job everyone.

  9. You really went crazy with all the cards you made. They are all great.

  10. Wow fabulous series of cards. That frog is adorable.

  11. They are all so great! Are those flip flops a stamp?

  12. What a great variety of cards!

  13. Omgosh! So many wonderful cards! I love all of the different takes on the LEAP theme. Great job ladies. Nice hopping with you.

  14. As always, I'm so proud of you DT. You always come up with such amazing cards. You went above and beyond for this hop.

  15. What amazing cards! Thanks for sharing your blog post with me.