Friday, February 26, 2016

LEAP Blog Hop

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.  You should have come from SHARON's blog, if not and you just came across my blog by accident, please begin at  THERESA's blog.

Now on with the projects...
I received this label/sticker- background- in a swap right after Valentine's Day.  I added it to a Recollections A2 card base and had to trim it down just a little to fit the card. First things first- my LEAP items are Lighthouse, Embellishments- kite and shells, Anchor, and Pink border and ribbon. The sentiment at the top is From far away, a friendly light- you can barely see it since I colored over it. I used Spectrum Noir Essentials Blendable Professional Pencils to color this scene. There's an orange sequin (Craft Smart- a rainbow set found at Michaels) in the top corner under the Stickles Orange Peel for the sun. The kite is an EK SUCCESS punch and I used a scrap of paper to punch it. I used Jim Holtz Stickles Distress Peeled Paint for the string and to accent the grass. I then decided to use my Gelly Roll White gel pen to accent the string, kite, shells, sailboat,and water. The shells I fussy cut out of some beach patterned paper from Oriental Trading. I fussy cut the anchor our of  a piece of Graphic 45 By The Sea collection. The ribbon is 3 Girl JAM Pink Tye-dyed collection. They no longer sell the ribbon, but you can still view their Facebook link if you're on Facebook.

 I added this Me & My Big Ideas Pocket Page  on the inside that I found from Hobby Lobby on clearance. It can also be my P for the Purple color! I glued everything down with my dual Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Gel pen. That's it from me! :)

Up next is ALICIA I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Today's hop is kindly sponsored by 



http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/


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  (http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com) on Saturday March 5th. 

Here's today's line-up in case you get lost along the way.
Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
Card A Day Challenge Blog DT ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/

Kim ~ www.katydidcards.com
Sharon ~ http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
Amanda ~ http://salnclts76.blogspot.com -- YOU ARE HERE
Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com -- GO TO NEXT
Holli ~ http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
Connie ~ http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Lisa ~ http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Anna - http://grumpygrandmacreations.blogspot.com/
Rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/

24 comments:

Katydid Cards said...

I knew I would love your card when I saw the sneak peek...you had me at lighthouse. You showcased it so nicely. I really like your sentiment inside as well. It was great hopping with you!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Great card with so much fab stuff going on! I had a lot of fun hopping with you.

Sharon
A Piece Of Heart Blog
**Make sure to visit my blog to grab some really great FREE Digi Sentiments.**

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Really pretty card Amanda! I'd say one of your best! Love your Leap items! Scrappy hugs! Connie

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks, Kim and Sharon! I meant to mention that there's a pretend person sitting behind the lighthouse holding the kite! LOL! Kite's don't fly by themselves! ;)

Amanda Rhodes said...

Aw, thanks, Connie, that means a lot! :)

Golden Goddess Designs said...

pretty cards!

Alicia

Anna C said...

beautiful card! You really are a great artist.

Sunflower Holli said...

So pretty, your very talented thank you for sharing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty!!!

Lisa K said...

Lovely card!

Denise S. said...

I am just starting to use my Spectrum Noir, so it is nice to see some samples. I also like the idea of using a pocket page for the inside of the card, thanks for showing that.

Joni said...

Creaetive. Lighthouses are one of my favorites.

~*Deborah*~ said...

Nice job!

~*Deborah*~ said...

Nice job!

Tinstar said...

Great cards Amanda. Love the lighthouse.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful card! I love being at the beach and looking at the light house.

Marji Franklin said...

Beautiful work!!

Gracie McDaniel said...

I love the lighthouse... Leaving for Myrtle Beach tomorrow after church and you are making wish I was there already. Love your card :)

Craftyallsorts said...

Love the lighthouse.

auntbubbels said...

Very creative, I love your cards

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks! Have fun in Myrtle Beach! I haven't been in years. I lived in Charleston in the 80s and remember the carnival right near the beach! I was at Atlantic Beach for about 10 minutes yesterday!:) We were so close that we couldn't resist!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks! Have fun in Myrtle Beach! I haven't been in years. I lived in Charleston in the 80s and remember the carnival right near the beach! I was at Atlantic Beach for about 10 minutes yesterday!:) We were so close that we couldn't resist!

Theresa Knopf said...

Great job Amanda!
THANKS FOR HOPPING WITH ME.

Lisa Frederick said...

Cute card(s)! I've never been there... I'm sure you'll have a blast. Wonderful hopping (or LEAPing) with you!