Abstract Impressions

Well…it’s Thursday again and time for another CASE the catalog inspiration.  I decided this one was perfect for featuring the GORGEOUS Share What You Love dsp!

This was a great layout…more layers than I typically use but thought it was also good for showcasing a greeting!

Here’s the details…

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 x 5 1/4,run through the Climbing Vines embossing folder and add to card front
  • Flower print – 3 x 4, add to card fornt
  • Razzleberry striped print – 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake print – 3 1/2 x 2 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Berry Burst – cut TWO pieces 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut each on an angle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Grapefruit Grove, cut out with Layering Oval framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a self-adhesive sequins to finish off

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection – Tropical Chic.  Don’t delay…check it out…

 

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Abstract Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Berry Burst, Share What You Love dsp
Ink: Grapefruit Grove
Other: Climbing Vine Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Self-Adhesive Sequins, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Rooted in Nature

It’s MONDAY!!!  And time for another inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!  I was really surprised with what I ended up with based on the inspiration

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I was really struck by the colors on this and decided to use it for my overall inspiration.  Here’s my card…

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors together!

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting in Cajun Craze and Balmy Blue, layer onto Cajun Craze – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp single leaf two times in Cajun Craze, leaves/stems in Pumpkin Pie 3 times and three leaves image 2 times in Balmy Blue, cute everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • True Gentleman Button – tie double piece of Linen Thread through holes and into bow, add to card front using glue dot.

Did I mention…LOVE it?

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Rooted in Nature
Paper: Very Vanilla, Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze
Ink: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Nature’s Root Framelits, True Gentleman Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite New Bundle

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new bundle.  I JUST got this and since I LOVE feathers…just had to use it for the challenge today!

I think it is difficult to get a good picture of the new Soft Seafoam…it is so light…but this is pretty in person.

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp wish in Highland Heather and BIG in Basic Grey, layer onto Basic Grey 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out the detailed circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Highland Heather, cut feather out of each color, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE the feather in this set…AWESOME!!!

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Follow Your Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Highland Heather
Ink: Basic Grey, Highland Heather
Other: Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Treehouse Adventure

Well…it’s Thursday again and time for another CASE the catalog inspiration.  I just LOVE the simple layout of the card and used that for my inspiration!

Do you ever see a set that you just have to have because it just gets your creative juices flowing?  You really don’t have a need to a set…but you just HAVE to have it!  That was me with this set…I just HAD to have it.  A…it’s a tree and B…and I can cut TONS of things out…PERFECT!

Oh happy day!

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Regals dsp paper stack (Real Red/White stripe print) – 3/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/8, stamp tree trunk in Soft Suede, ‘grass’ in Granny Apple Green and Greeting in Real Red, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large leaf clump in Shaded Spruce 3 times and medium leaf clump in Granny Apple Green 6 times, cut everything other and add to card front, stamp ladder in Real Red, cut out and add to card front
  • Real Red – punch out 1/4″ holes, add to card front

Now’s a great time to take advantage of the Create with Connie and Mary Varied Vases Collection.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Treehouse Adventure
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Regals dsp paper stack
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Soft Suede
Other: 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Serene Garden

Happy MONDAY!!!  I just LOVE our inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!  One of my favorite kinds of inspiration is decorated cakes.  There are just so many different ways you can be inspired by then.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I love the overall simplicity of this cake design.  The soft grey is a perfect background for the darker grey, white and yellow.  My card is actually a little lighter in real life then it shows up in the picture.  For some reason, my Smoky Slate cards always seem to photograph darker even with color adjustments.  Here’s my card…

I kept my card nice and clean overall to go with the overall cake design.  I LOVE the new Serene Garden set and know I was going to use it for my flowers/leaves.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folder
  • Smoky Slate -3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1/8 x 4 5/8, cut one end on a slant and add to card front
  • So Saffron – cut out scallop circle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out regular circle, add to card front
  • Basic Grey – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut into banner
  • Basic Grey – stamp leaf/flower image in Memento Black two times, hand cut out; stamp flower in Memento Black – hand cut out or use matching framelit; layer together, add banner behind the flowers and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Artisan Pearls to finish off.

Oh so soft and pretty!

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Serene Garden, Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Garden Scene Thinlets, Artisan Pearls, White Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite New In-Color

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new incolor to show it off.  This was a no brainer for me … GRAPEFRUIT GROVE!

I just LOVE this color!  It reminds me of a darker Cantaloupe Crisp!

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Grapefruit Grove white dotted print – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, layer onto Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and add to card front
  • Grapefruit Grove white striped print – 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut into banner on both ends ad add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger portion of flower with stamped off Grapefruit Grove and top part in full strength Grapefruit Grove and leaves in Mint Macaron, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Artistic Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Incolor dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron
Other: Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Love What You Do

It’s June!  Oh how wonderful!  We are going to be doing something fun and different for the month of June for our Thursday inspirations…we are going to be CASEing the Catalog!  The new catalog has so many AWESOME samples in it that we are going to inspire you with them.  Our team can use anything about the sample – layout, colors, set…whatever they want!

I was completely inspired by the layout of this cool card…

Don’t you just LOVE it?

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Berry Burst – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, run through Starburst embossing folder and add to card front on an angle
  • Share What You Love dsp (Old Olive leaf print) – 1 1/2 x 4, add to card front on a slight angle
  • Basic Black – cut out frame using Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits
  • Whisper White – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, layer through frame and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black and then ‘color’ the flowers using Berry Burst and small solid image, stamp stems using Old Olive, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie a small bow from the Crumb Cake Twine, add to card front to finish off.

Connie and I are ANXIOUSLY awaiting our first order from the new catalog so while we were waiting you used Varied Vases from the pre-order for a COOL collection.  Check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Love What You Do
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Berry Burst, Share What You Love dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, Old Olive
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Starburst Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!