Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bloomin’ Marvelous

DSC00582WOW…it’s already the LAST DAY of February!  Where did it go?  The great thing about the end of February…we are that much closer to SPRING!!!  This week the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a fun sketch!

Well…you KNOW I love butterflies and you KNOW I love these colors so I put the two together!  The base of the card is Pool Party.  I took a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Clouds Embossing Folder and layered it onto a piece of Basic Grey.  I made a ‘bow’ (click tutorial above to access my bow tutorial) using Daffodil Delight 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and an Island Indigo Designer Printed Brad, added an extra strip of ribbon than added to the panel, then to the card front using dimensionals.  I made three butterflies (So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo) the larger butterfly is Elegant Butterfly Punch and the smaller one is stamped using the Bloomin’ Marvelous Butterfly, punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch, layered then added the ‘body/antenna’ using a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I punched out 3 Postage stamps in Whisper White, added the Butterflies using glue dots then added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Basic Grey, punched with the Postage Stamp Punch and added to the card front using dimensionals.

So check out what the design team did with the sketch by heading over to Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Grey
Ink: So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Grey
Other: Daffodil Delight 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Postage Stamp Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Incolor Design Printed Brad, Clouds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Pursuit of Happiness

CAS Circles 1I LOVE CAS (clean and simple).  Although in many ways clean and simple, by definition is just that (clean and simple) it doesn’t always mean that you can throw it together in a couple minutes and it works.  Although…sometimes it does work like that.

This fortunately was one that once I got my idea, it went together pretty easily!  I made this for the CASology challenge of ‘circles’.  WOW…just how many different ways can you can you interpret that?  So…I went REALLY simple!

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and pierced a circle on it (circle 1).  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Black.  Do you have a ‘go to’ color combo?  This is one of mine when I want REALLY bright and happy…Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Pacific Point.  I chose this flower punch because to me the finished flowers are…you got it…CIRCLES!!!  In the center of each flower is a silver brad…still another circle.  I added these to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

So…that’s my VERY simple CAS ‘circles’ card!

 

Set(s): Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Boho Blossom Punch, Essentials Paper Piercing Templates, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Lucky Day!

GoGreenAre you ready to be seeing green?  I hope so!  The SUO challenge this time is to go green and green it is!

This is one of those quick and easy cards that I LOVE to do.  The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took a piece of Whisper White, pierced the Decorative Label shape, layered  onto Gumball Green then layered onto the card front using dimensionals.  I took another piece of Gumball Green, stamped Lucky! in Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  Next I stamped the shamrock using Gumball Green, cut out and added using dimensionals.  I added a couple of Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Set(s): Lucky Day!
Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Ink: Gumball Green, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Original Piercing Templates, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Ears to You!

BunniesWOO HOO!!!  Time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  LOVE this sketch!  Come join the fun!

Some quick notes…base of the card is Pool Party.  I took a piece of the More Amore dsp, added a Raspberry Ripple Scallop edge underneath it, punch a 2 1/2″ circle (as per the sketch) and added to the card front.  I stamped the bunnies in Pool Party and Raspberry Ripple, cut out added the Raspberry on to a 1 3/4″ Very Vanilla Circle then the Pool Party using a dimensional, layered on Basic Grey, then onto a Primrose Petals 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle using dimensionals.  This is added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Raspberry Ripple and Basic Grey, cut into a banner, layered a 1″ Pool Party circle on the Raspberry Ripple tag (Lots of Tags Sizzlits), added the banner then added to the card front using dimensionals.

TSSC252So here’s the sketch for today.  I actually managed to keep really close to the sketch this week.  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  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

Set(s): Ears to You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Grey, More Amore dsp
Ink: Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Grey
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Coluzzle (retired), Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sent with Love

CAS209I have not had a chance yet to play with the new bundle…Sent with Love and but the CAS challenge was to case a card in simplybeautiful’s gallery, I found the perfect card here.

Some quick notes…base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and added a tag I cut out from the dsp.  Next I stamped seal with a kiss in Real Red on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  I stamped the dotted heart plane trial in Island Indigo.  Next I added a strip of the dsp, stamped the little plane in Island Indigo, cut out and added using a dimensional.  Finally I inked the greeting using Calypso Coral, Real Red and Island Indigo and stamped on the panel.  I added the panel to the card base using dimensionals.

Set(s): Sent with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Sent with Love dsp
Ink: Calypso Coral, Real Red, Island Indigo
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Rain or Shine

Create Spring Sat Challenges 012I can’t believe it!  We have come to the end of another edition of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  AMAZING!!!  That is all I can say…AMAZING!!!  What incredible projects but only our subscribers can see them!  (Yes…you can still join and have access to all the project at once!)

For our final challenge we have one just for the design team and it is a sketch challenge.  I LOVE the umbrellas in Rain or Shine set so that is what I used.  The base of the card is Daffodil Delight and I used the fun Clouds Embossing Folder on it.  Next I took a strip of the umbrella dsp from the Sparkle and Shine dsp, rounded the corners and added to the card front.  I added an oval in Whisper White for a little accent then a strip of Pacific Point.  I stamped the greeting in Basic Black on Marina Mist, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  The top of the umbrella is Melon Mambo and the handle is Basic Black, cut out and added using dimensionals.  This would cheer anyone up who was having a bad day!

Set(s): Rain or Shine
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Other: Ovals Framelits, Corner Rounder, Clouds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

So check out what the design team did for their final challenge and remember, if you haven’t subscribed, it’s not too late and you will see ALL the projects from the edition!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary now!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Bloomin’ Marvelous

ICFlowerThe IC challenge for this week is from a site Designs by Lucinda.  I first became aware of her BEAUTIFUL ‘little pieces of art’ when I was working for the Alzheimer’s Associate.  Lucinda had a line of pins called ‘people pins’ and the Alzheimer’s Association was selling them as a fundraiser.  Okay…I have a FABULOUS collection (well…if you must know…9 of these pins!  I was clearing out some stuff and found my pins and wanted to look to see if Lucinda was still doing these.  She has such an incredible story of inspiration.  I’m sure you will find TONS of inspiration on her site.

ICFlower_BeeSo…I found this great pin (and I was going to link to it but it is now sold) so I’ve added it here and decided to use it for my inspiration.  I just took her incredible pin, made it from paper and put it on my card!  The base of the card is is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Old Olive.  I added a panel of the clouds on top.  I made a ‘bow’ (click on tutorial tab above) using Pool Party Seam Binding and a green glimmer brad, added and extra piece of seam binding and added to the panel.  I added this to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I used my Blossom Party die.  The small flower is Pool Party, the middle one is Champagne Glimmer (yes, it is STILL available!), and then the large one is from a DSP print in the SAB set.  I sponged some Island Indigo on it and some Certainly Celery.  I like how it sort of looks like the pin.  Each layer of the flower is added using dimensionals.  For the leaves it is Certainly Celery and the one I pressed into Versamark and used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on it.   The leaves are cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlit.  I added the flower to the card front.  But the pin had a bee and I needed one too so I stamped the bee from the Spring Sampler set using Stazon, colored with Daffodil Delight and added some Dazzling Details to the wings to finish it off.  Oh what a wonderful pin that inspired this card!

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous, Spring Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Champagne Glimmer, Sycamore Street dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Versamark, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Cloud Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Blossom Party Die, Pool Party Seam Binding, Bright Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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