Special Reason

Okay…I have a little secret to share.  With us packing up our house and moving, I had to do a bunch of stamping to make sure that I had things to post on my blog while all my ‘stuff’ was still packed away in boxes.  So I stamped and I stamped and I stamped and I stamped.  Then I stamped some more!

I had EVERY POST for the month of April designed, stamped and posts written up and scheduled by April 1st…NO FOOLIN’!  But it was really nice not having to worry about them and to take my time setting up my craft area so I’d be ready to start in again for May!

I just LOVE the Special Reason set and wanted to have some fun with is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blooms & Bliss dsp – 6 strips 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out large circle using Layering Circles framelit, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out large flower and two large leaves; add flower using dimensionals (little teeny, tiny pieces of dimensionals that is) and add leaves
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This one really is fun and can be done just using any scraps!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Beautiful You

What an EASY theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time.  Our theme is feminine and there is just sooooo many different ways you can go with this!

With this theme the first thing that came to mind was the Beautiful You set.  It is just such a pretty set and oh so feminine.  With everything going on this month, I have been keeping things nice and simple and this one is oh so simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp female image in Peek-a-boo Peach, greeting in Night of Navy, and dots using Soft Sky
  • Night of Navy diagonal Stripe dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Whisper White Panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did I mention easy?  What can I say…truly easy!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Weather Together

One set that I just HAD to have when the last new catalog came out was the Weather Together set.  I just LOVE the umbrella in this!

I have used the umbrella on a couple different cards but as I was working on getting some cards together for this month I decided I wanted to us this one (okay…that and I had already packed away a lot of my stuff and this was one I left out).  I thought it would be pretty in the colors in the Cupcakes & Carousels dsp paper stack.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Bermuda Bay, run through Falling Petals Embossing Folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Three prints from Cupcakes & Carousel dsp paper stack (So Saffron print, Peek-a-boo Peach print, Bermuda Bay print) – stamp umbrella using Memento Black, cut out using mating framelit
  • So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay – stamp umbrella handle using Memento Black, cut out with matching framelit.  I wanted the handle to be longer so I cut each into two pieces and then extended the handles when I taped to back of each umbrella., layer and add to card front using dimensionals

Love the pretty soft colors on this!

Set(s): Weather Together, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Cupcakes & Carousels dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Other: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Punch Art

Do you have a style of challenge that just makes your brain HURT!  Well…that would be this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme is Punch Art and there are two things I am NOT good at Watercoloring and Punch Art.  Of these two I DREAD Punch Art.  Add to this my stress of packing up my house and moving an all I can say…don’t expect much!

So here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11, folded
  • Soft Sky – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp clouds using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/8 x 4, use fringe scissors to make ‘grass’ and add to card front
  • So Saffron print (Cupcakes & Carousels dsp) – cut large heart (Layering Hearts framelits), fold in half
  • Real Red – one petal from the Pansy punch add to top
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out one point of the Medium Star punch, add to inside of heart as beak
  • Crumb Cake – cut out two ‘balloon strings’ to use as chick legs
  • Basic Black – 1/4″ hole punch, add for eye
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out smaller hear (Layering Heart framelits) for wing
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp dotted balloon, banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out
  • Basic Black – cut out balloon ‘string’, add to card front, add balloon and banner using dimensionals

Okay…it’s pretty lame but what can I say…BRAIN HURT!  But what is as easy as can be is subscribing to Create to Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  It’s not too late!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Lift Me Up, Balloon Adventures
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Real Red, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Fringe Scissors, Pop-Up Balloon Thinlits, Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits, Pansy Punch, Medium Star Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flower Patch

Boy…April is moving right along isn’t it!  This month is just a blur for me with moving and everything.

Since it is Thursday, it is time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week is a color combo (Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo) and I must say…this was a bit of a challenge for me!  When I have a challenge like this that I just don’t know what to do with, I either do flowers or geometric shapes.  Flowers won this time and I am happy with how it turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamigo envelope dsp – 1 x 5 1/2, add to top of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp larger flower in Flirty Flamingo, 5 petal flower in Tempting Turquoise, small flower and flower centers in Island Indigo
  • Island Indigo – 1/2 x 5 1/2 – cut TWO pieces, add one to the top and the other to the bottom of the Whisper White panel, a to card front
  • Tempting Turquoise – stamp greeting using Island Indigo, cut out with Oval Stitched Shape, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic dots to finish off

Now is still a good time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the designs from our talented design team and don’t forget to subscribe!

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Flirty Flamingo, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Kinda Eclectic

I like a couple things…I like bright happy rainbow colors and I like stamping images in colors that are not always the ‘natural’ color for that image.

Take leaves for example…I don’t always feel like I have to keep leaves in the greens or even pretty fall colors.  I think leaves can be any color in the rainbow and I decided to do that with the really cool leaf image in the Kinda Eclectic set.  One of the best things about this card is just how quick and easy it is!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shimmery White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (okay used this because didn’t notice that it was the Shimmery White…you can use regular Whisper White), stamp leaf image in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, greeting in Memento Black and little dots (from Cool Treats set) in Smoky Slate
  • Tide piece of Flirty Flamingo around top, add panel to card front

Yep…that about covers it, quick, bright, and happy!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards, Cool Treats
Paper: Shimmery White, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Other: Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

High Tide

Well it’s more playing with the A Little Foxy dsp and this time I decided to pair it with the High Tide set.

Now at first I wasn’t sure just how good this would work but after I finish, I ended up being pretty happy with it.  I haven’t used this set to really build a scene but I do like stamping the words over the one image of the lighthouse…I think that looks really cool.  I have also found when using the Baker’s Twine for bows that I like doubling or tripling up (like I did here) before I tie it to make it a little more substantial.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper Whit e- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral/White print – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer onto Night of Navy 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Chevron print – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Pool Party raindrop print – cut with large circle framelit, sponge around the edges using Pool party, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4, punch using Scallop Tag Topper and round bottom corners using corner punch, stamp lighthouse using Smoky Slate, greeting using Night of Navy and Calypso Coral and ‘light’ using Calypso Coral, add tag using dimensionals.
  • Triple layer Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, tie into a bow and add using glue dot

What a cool encouragement card!

Set(s): High Tide
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, A Little Foxy dsp
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!