Too Cute

Coco ReadingIt’s been some time since I’ve shared any doggie pictures (must be that too busy working thing!)  Anyway…one of the things I’m working on at school is working with a friend on recreating the big course he is responsible for.  There’s a lot to redoing the course…not just rewriting the content but he has decided to use what is called an ‘open source’ textbook meaning we can take this textbook and edit all we want…take out parts we don’t want, add in things we do, rearrange the material.  It’s a good book…just needs some tweaking to get it to align with the course we are designing.  Anyway…I decided I REALLY needed to sit down and start my edit of the book…spent most of last week doing that (am ALMOST finished!).  Anyway…I know…long story but I had to explain this picture!

Coco was feeling a bit neglected.  Okay, if it’s been an hour and no one has snuggled or petted him…he is extremely neglected.  So I’m reading this book and he jumps up in my lap and I get this picture.  I think this is the CUTEST picture EVER of my little wookie!  He looks like he is soooo concentrating on reading!

So…just a little smile to brighten up your day!

SiggySpring

A Dozen Thoughts

CCMC299Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and we have such a great sketch challenge for you!

So you ever get caught up in using all your ‘new’ stuff that the ‘old’ tried and true just doesn’t get used?  Yep…that happens to me too!  As I sat down to work on my card for today I thought about some of my stuff that sometimes get overlooked in favor of bright, shiny, and new!  So…I decided to pull out my faithful old 2-step bird punch and feature it on my card today!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8.
  • Cut out 3 of the 2nd to smallest square framelits from the Blushing Bride dsp.  Round the corners and add to the card front.
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 4.  Stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Punch out 4 of the leaves/stems from Pistachio Pudding, sponge edges in Pistachio Pudding then add to card front.  Punch bird and 2 wings out of Blushing Bride.  Run wings through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, sponge all the edges.  Add wings to the bird then add bird to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add medium basic pearl to the bird as the eye to finish it off.

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Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Subtles dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding
Other: Squares Framelits, Corner Punch, 2-Step Bird Punch, Basic Pearls, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Vivid Vases

TSSC310Oh…I have something soooo fun to tell you about!  First…it’s Monday so it is the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and as always Mary Jo’s sketch is just soooo much fun!  And second…(and this is the exciting part) do you see how cool the coloring is on my vases?  Yep…I’m pretty dang proud of it!  Let me tell you why…

You see this past Wednesday evening I attended a Stampin’ Up! sponsored event called Unite and Excite down in Mason Ohio.  Well you see one of the things we got to do was play with the NEW Blendabilities Alcohol Markers that will be coming out.  Each table got to stamp the Vivid Vases stamp with the Black Memento pad then we had 4 different sets of the blendability markers (Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight) to play with.  I did vases in each of the 4 color groups.  WOW…were these ever fun and EASY to use.  And look…it actually looks like I know how to color!  Now I can hardly wait for when we can actually be able to buy these and show these off!  Oh…just soooo cool!  Now I did cut out my vases and added these on because my stamping wasn’t all that straight on the page.  Oh…and one more REALLY cool thing about these new markers…they are FANTASTIC for coloring rhinestones and pearls!  Yep…those rhinestones I colored with the markers!

Okay…here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, use to cut out Paper Doily Sizzlit and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4.  Stamp image using StazOn Jet Black (NOTE:  This was for the BASE image NOT the Vases!).  Color in the flowers using Cherry Cobbler and Real Read.
  • Add strip of white Real Red/White Wide Striped print 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 to bottom of Whisper White piece.
  • Add Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon then add to card front.
  • Stamp image using Memento Black Stamp Pad and color with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Marker set.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Jumbo Rhinestones colored with the Cherry Cobbler and the Daffodil Delight Blendability Markers

TSSC310See…isn’t this just a FABULOUS sketch!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

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Set(s): Vivid Vases
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Fresh Prints dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Blendabilities – Daffodil Delight set
Other: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Jumbo Rhinestones, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Regarding Dahlias

CAS268For the CAS challenge the theme is to CASE Fionna51.  I got no further than the very first card in her gallery!  Check it out here.  I’ve seen so many cards with the panel on an angle like this and couldn’t way to make one too!  I did change several things…different color scheme, different image, different location of the sentiment, added the banner and the button and instead of the pearls I used candy dots and put them in a different location.  Oh…I just love the way it looks!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Modern Medley dsp – 3 3/4 x 6.  Lay at an angle on the card front, trim off and attach.
  • Stamp the flower image on Very Vanilla using Versamark, black emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark on Cherry Cobbler 5/8 x 4, black emboss, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Punch out Basic Black 7/8″ Scallop Circle, add Very Vintage button using Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add two Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots to finish off.

The reason I decided to use this set is I just happened to have the dahlia stamped, embossed, cut out, and ready to go on top of my desk from working with this set for my Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions set this week.

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Set(s): Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Modern Medley dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Black Embossing Powder, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

 

Zoo Babies Favor

Wk2ZooBabiesFavorHappy Saturday everyone!  I can’t believe it…it’s been positively springlike around…especially that April Showers part!

It’s the end of Week 2 for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014 and on Saturdays the design team makes a little favor/3D to go along with the card set they did for the subscribers.  This past week I used Zoo Babies….I set I’ve had for awhile but only PUT IT TOGETHER and USED IT for the FIRST TIME when I made my card set.  (And I got the set right after the new catalog came out last year!)  But it truly has been put to good use this week between my card set for Card “Create”tions, a couple other cards and now my little favor.  For my card set I paired the Zoo Babies set with the A Dozen Thoughts set then with the I Am Me dsp so I used all those things for my little favor too!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Grey Chevron dsp (from I Am Me dsp) – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Along the 8 1/2 side score at 3 5/8 and 4 7/8.  Along the 5 1/2 side score at 1 1/4 x 4 1/4.  (See picture for all scoring/folding)  Fold into treat holder.
  • Calypso Coral – 1/2 x 6 3/4, wrap around top overlapping in the front.
  • Add Calypso Coral Button to the belly band using White Baker’s twine then slip over top to hold favor together.
  • Cut out Whisper White tag from Chalk Talk Framelits.  Stamp hello in Calypso Coral (I did stamp off before stamping each of this color) and Smoky Slate.
  • Stamp Elephant two times in Calypso Coral and Rhino two times in Basic Grey.  Cut out full elephant of one and ear of other.  Add with dimensional.  Cut out full rhino of one and head of the other and add with dimensional.  Add both to tag using dimensionals.
  • Slip tag over button to add to favor and viola!!!  You are done!  Nice and easy!

Wk2 Zoo Babies Favor

Check out what the rest of the design team did with their favors!

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Set(s): Zoo Babies, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, I Am Me dsp
Ink: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Other: Chalk Talk Framelits, Subtles Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Zoo Babies

CCMC298Happy Thursday everyone!  Are you ready for a BRIGHT and HAPPY color challenge?  I hope so because we sure do have a BRIGHT and HAPPY one over at Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week!

Since I used Zoo Babies for my card set for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014, I decided to use the set for my Thursday Challenge card.  These little critters are just so cute!

Here’s the details…

  • Gumball Green – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tangerine Tango dsp (Brights dsp paper pack) – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Add to card base.
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.  Cut out the Starburst Framelit, run through the Alphabets Embossing Folder then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out Whisper White circle and trim off one side to match up inside the Starburst opening.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark on Gumball Green, White Emboss and cut out using matching Bubble Framelit.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Alligator in Gumball Green, Lion in Daffodil Delight and TWO Monkeys using Tangerine Tango.  Cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones for that little extra bling.

Check out what the rest of the design team did with this color challenge!

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Set(s): Zoo Babies, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Versamark, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Other: Alphabet Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Bubbles Framelit, Starburst Framelit, Circle Framelit, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Hoppy Easter

SUO94Hoppy Easter!  It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time the theme is “It’s Easter Time”.

So…okay…here’s the story.  I LOVE the little rabbit in the Baby We’ve Grown set but I did not buy the set.  If you look at the set and look at my card you are probably thinking that my card is really small.  NOPE!  My rabbit is BIG!  How’s that you say?  Well…this is a HYBRID card!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 5/8 x 9 folded run through the large scalloped Square Framelit
  • Pink Pirouette – 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 and run through the large scalloped Square Framelit.  Add this to the front of the folded one so that it gives the base the full square scallop framelit look.
  • Design the panel with the rabbit and HOPPY Easter in MDS.  My panel is 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.  My rabbit is 3″ high and is from the Baby, We’ve Grown digital set.  Easter is from Well Scripted digital set.  I just typed in HOPPY.  This is printed out on Whisper White and trimmed to the 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.
  • Color the rabbit using Pink Pirouette. I used Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz markers to make the strips on its belly.  The end of the paws and bow tie is Wisteria Wonder.
  • Add to Wisteria Wonder 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Take a piece of Pear Pizzazz dsp 3 5/8 x 3/4.  I cut the top on a wavy line then used my fringe scissors to create grass.  This is added to the bottom of the pane.
  • The sun is made from a 1″ So Saffron dsp piece then So Saffron banners using the SAB Banner Punch (which will be available in the new catalog).  This is added using a dimensional to finish it off.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team did with punches.  Everyone had such a unique take on this!

Set(s): Digital:  Baby, We’ve Grown, Well Scripted
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Subtles dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Other: My Digital Studio, 1″ Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Fringe Scissors, Square Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring