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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: “BEE CALM” ZenBEE octagon card by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to the finale of LeighSBDesigns fun June blog hop in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞. What a faBEEulous summer party we’ve had!  We’ve loved sharing our Summer BUZZ creations with you all and we’ve absolutely loved all your makes too, what a treat it has been!  Thank you for making the Summer BUZZ hop such a huge success, I’m so happy our hops are helping to keep you creatively inspired and busy during this terrible global crisis😘

Today is the Summer BUZZ finale but its not too late to play if you’ve just popped in today as everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time before the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific tonight!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of my June 8th post!  

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!  The sale ends tonight at midnight pacific too!

❄️❄️❄️ CHRISTMAS IN JULY ❄️❄️❄️
The creative fun at LeighSBDesigns is far from over! Our next Blog Hop for you all is Christmas in July plus there’s going to be a Christmas/Winter Sale too!  Join us starting July 8th for more creative fun and stay safe and cool inside while getting a jump on your Christmas card making❄️

Upcoming Blog Hop Fun!
Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to for the rest of 2020!  In August and September we’ll continue Summer with an “Anything Goes” hop!  I’m also excited to unveil LeighSBDesigns new releases in September too...soooo exciting, LOL!  Then you’ll see all the new releases in action in my spooktacular annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop starting October 1st plus Fall and Christmas/Winter themed hops in November and December too so you’ve got so much fun to look forward, I hope you’ll join usπŸ˜‰


🐝 “BEE CALM” ZenBEE 🐝
octagon card by Leigh

My finale Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is a faBEEulous octagonal card featuring my new ZenBEE Oddleigh set and Busy Bees set🐝



ZenBEE Oddleigh is emanating healing and positive vibes and wishes you all a faBEEulous and peaceful Summer here in the northern hemisphere and Winter down south!


I coloured all my images with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut out ZenBEE Oddleigh, the sunflower in her hair and the large single Bee included in the Busy Bees set


For lots of pretty shimmer I applied clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to pretty much all of the images as well as magic transparent Viva Pearl 3D gel to ZenBEE's antennae, her wings, the fussy cut Bee's wings and to all the flower centers.


I used my Lifestyle Crafts nesting octagonal dies to create the folded base card and all the mat layers.


I then used pop dots to adhere all the fussy cut elements to the card.


Shop for these featured sets and more in the SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific TONIGHT🐝



Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: Busy Honeybees card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to LeighSBDesigns fun blog hop for June in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞  We’re sharing our creations featuring the new Summer themed release and more with you all and absolutely loving all your fabulous Summer makes you've shared in the hop so far🌞

Everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time through June 30th when the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of myJune 8th post!  

❄️❄️❄️ CHRISTMAS IN JULY ❄️❄️❄️
June has buzzed by so fast with all the Summer fun we’ve been having!  The temps outside are heating up but unfortunately so is the pandemic crisis and staying home safe with our crafty supplies is still the best solution right now!  To help keep your creative spirits high my next Blog Hop for you all will be Christmas in July plus a Christmas/Winter Sale too!  So join us in July for more creative fun and stay safe and cool inside while getting a jump on your Christmas card making!
Watch this space for more details❄️

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!


🐝 Busy Honeybees 🐝
card by Val

LeighSBDesigner Val’s Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is this faBEEulous sunny and bright card featuring my new Honeybees and Busy Bees sets🐝


Val used the following supplies to make her faBEEulous card:


Honeybees


Spectrum

Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink

Spectrum Noir Markers:

Eggshell, Willow, Bamboo, Cameo Green, Gold, Bark and Natural Brown 

Crystal Stickles glitter glue 

Smooth white cardstock

Black cardstock


Shop the SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific June 30th🐝


Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: Busy Bees card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to LeighSBDesigns fun blog hop for June in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞  We’re busy sharing our creations featuring the new Summer themed release and more with you all and loving all your fabulous Summer makes you've shared in the hop so far🌞

Everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time through June 30th when the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of my June 8th post!  

❄️❄️❄️ CHRISTMAS IN JULY ❄️❄️❄️
June has buzzed by so fast with all the Summer Buzz fun we’ve been having while the temps outside are heating up but unfortunately so is the pandemic crisis😞  Staying home safe with our crafty supplies is still the best solution right now and to help keep your creative spirits high my next Blog Hop for you all will be Christmas in July plus a Christmas/Winter Sale too!  So join us in July for some Christmas/Winter themed creative fun and stay safe and cool inside while getting a jump on your Christmas card making!  Watch this space for more details❄️

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!


🐝 Busy Bees 🐝
card by Val

LeighSBDesigner Val’s Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is a faBEEulous card featuring my new Busy Bees set🐝



Val used the following supplies to create this wonderful card:



Spectrum Noir Markers,

Gold, Bark, Pearl Blue, Bubble Gum,

Purple Violet, Bamboo, Willow, 

Cream, Linen

Smooth white card 

Black card  

Shop the SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific June 30th🐝 

Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: Have a BEE-utiful Summer card by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to LeighSBDesigns fun blog hop for June in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞  We’re busy sharing our creations featuring the new Summer themed release and more with you all and loving all your fabulous Summer makes you've shared in the hop so far🌞

Everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time through June 30th when the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of my June 8th post!  I hope you’ll join us for a month of creative Summer fun🌞

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!


🐝 Have a BEE-utiful Summer🐝
octagonal card by Leigh

My Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is a magical octagonal window card featuring my new Oddleigh BEE set, Busy Bees set, Honeybees set and the Enchanted Garden Windflower Cottage🐝


Oddleigh BEE is happily buzzing around her lovely Enchanted Garden Windflower Cottage on a warm summer day.


I coloured Oddleigh BEE and the BEE and flowers from the Busy Bees set with Prismacolor pencils.


I painted the Enchanted Garden Windflower Cottage with a combination of watercolour pencils, Distress Oxide inks and Prismacolor pencils.  I then used a white gel pen and a white Dylusions paint pen to add details and highlights to everything.


I added lots of magical shimmer to Oddleigh BEE, the BEE and flowers elements fussy cut from the Busy Bees set and the Enchanted Garden Windflower Cottage with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen...


...and pretty 3D sparkle to Oddleigh Bee's wings and antennae, the single Bee's wings, Flower centers and various details to the Enchanted Garden Windflower Cottage scene.


I love making octagonal cards, which are perfect for BEE themed projects, with my Lifestyle Crafts large set of nesting octagonal dies.  I used them to create the window card frame and folded card base and then hand cut the yellow mat for a peek of colour inside the window frame.  I used foam tape to mount the window card to the base card and pop dots to add all the fussy cut elements to the card for a fun multi-dimensional effect.  I used the "Have a BEE-utiful Summer!" sentiment from the Honeybees set to complete my fun window card.


Shop for all the featured digi sets and more in LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific June 30th🐝


Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: ZenBEE Oddleigh Tag by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to LeighSBDesigns fun blog hop for June in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞  We’re busy sharing our creations featuring the new Summer themed release and more with you all and loving all your fabulous Summer makes you've shared in the hop so far🌞

Everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time through June 30th when the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of my June 8th post!  I hope you’ll join us for a month of creative Summer fun🌞

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!


🐝 ZenBEE Oddleigh 🐝
Tag by Val

LeighSBDesigner Val’s Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is a fabulously peaceful tag featuring my lovely new ZenBEE Oddleigh set🐝


Val used the following to make her beautiful tag:


Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers:
Gold, Willow, Bamboo, Pink Violet, Purple Violet,
Rose Blush, Linen and True Black 
Purple Concord Distress Oxide ink
White Fibre
Smooth white cardstock
Smoothie black cardstock

Shop the SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific June 30th🐝

Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: Summer BUZZ gate fold card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to LeighSBDesigns fun blog hop for June in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞  We’re busy sharing our creations featuring the new Summer themed release and more with you all and loving all your fabulous Summer makes you've shared in the hop so far🌞

Everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time through June 30th when the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of my June 8th post!  I hope you’ll join us for a month of creative Summer fun🌞

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!


🐝 Summer BUZZ 🐝
gate fold card by Leigh

LeighSBDesigner Val's Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is this gorgeous gate fold card featuring sets from my new Summer BUZZ Collection🐝


For the front of her gate fold card Val used the Busy Bees set and the Oddleigh BEE set.


For the inside she used one of the sentiments included in the Honeybees set.


Val used the following supplies to create her lovely gate fold card:
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers:
Gold, Purple Violet, Willow, Bamboo, Pearl Blue, True Blue, Rose Blush, Linen and Natural Brown
Black Sharpie marker
Crystal Stickles Glitter Glue
Pop dots
Smooth white cardstock


Shop the new Summer BUZZ Collection
in the SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific June 30th🐝


Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop: "Busy Bees" Pyramage Card by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome one and all to LeighSBDesigns fun blog hop for June in celebration of Summer and LeighSBDesigns' brand new release, The Summer BUZZ Collection🌞  We’re busy sharing our creations featuring the new Summer themed release and more with you all and loving all your fabulous Summer makes you've shared in the hop so far🌞

Everyone is welcome to enter projects using LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and/or any other company products in The Summer BUZZ Blog Hop any time through June 30th when the hop linky closes at 11:59pm pacific!  All the hop details, rules and the linky party can be found at the bottom of my June 8th post!  I hope you’ll join us for a month of creative Summer fun🌞

🌞🌞🌞 SUMMER SALE 🌞🌞🌞

Shop LeighSBDesigns SUMMER SALE at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for the brand new Summer BUZZ Collection and more!


🐝 Busy Bees 🐝
torn tags pyramage card by Leigh

My Summer BUZZ Blog Hop inspiration for you today is a colourful stacked torn tags card featuring my new Busy Bees set🐝


The fun focal design of my torn tags pyramage card is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the tag edged with Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Inks.  I used magic transparent Viva Pearl pen to add dimensional shimmery shine to the bee wings and flower centers.


I printed the Busy Bees collage out in 3 different sizes and used Tim's Stacked Tags dies to die cut them out then tore the bottom edge of each tag.


I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Inks to colour the largest tag with foam ink applicators and added Ripe Persimmon paint brush splatters.  For the medium tag I used Tumbled Glass, Broken china and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks and Mermaid Lagoon for the splatters.


For lots of pretty sparkle I added Crystal Stickles glitter glue to the flower centers on the 2 larger tags and then edged all 3 tags.


I made a folded card from heavy weight white cardstock and cut the top edge to mirror the tag shape and layered all the tags and the "Busy Bees!" sentiment to the card with pop dots for a fun 3D pyramage look!


Shop the SUMMER SALE through midnight pacific June 30th🐝

Have a fabulous crafty day and thanks for visiting!
Stay Inspired and Stay Safe!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN