Daily Archives: February 4, 2013


DSC00586The color challenge today is very simple – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black.  Yep…that’s it.  Oh…and then Karen (the hostess this week wanted CAS (Clean and Simple or as she says CAC – Clean and Classy).  Well what can I say, that is right up my alley!  I couldn’t wait to join the fun!

I have been LOVIN’ the new Swallowtail background stamp.  I did not get it my first round of buying ‘stuff’ from the new mini and really didn’t have any plans for getting it.  Well, changed my mind and I LOVE IT!

Some quick notes before heading to bed…the base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I took a piece of Natural Cream, stamped the butterfly in Crumb Cake, layered onto Basic Black then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I took a strip of the Basic Black striped, cut into a banner and added a Very Vanilla Ribbon Lace scallop under it, added it to the card front and added a strip of Crumb Cake to it.  I stamped Oh Happy Day in Basic Black on Crumb Cake, punched with the Wide Oval Punch, layered onto a Very Vanilla Decorative Label punch then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next was two Basic Black Bitty Butterflies (hmmm….say that fast a couple times!), added to the label the added some Basic Pearls to the butterflies and the Crumb Cake strip!  See…easy as can be.

conmarspring13promoAnd speaking of easy as can be…it’s really easy to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  Yep…for $34.95 you get 30 incredible ideas that are great for stamp camps and classes and these projects are only seen by our subscribers…we do not share pictures of these projects anywhere on the Internet so you know they are exclusive! We have just started week 3 and this week it’s all about KITS!!!  My favorite week of the edition!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Bloomin’ Marvelous
Paper: Very Vanilla, Natural Cream, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Neutrals dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Other: Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Ribbon Lace Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!




DSC00584Happy Monday everyone and time for another Technostampter Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  I was going to do another bee card – bee-cause the other turned out sooo cute – but decided to go with butterflies.  You can’t go wrong with butterflies!

The base of the card is So Saffron and I stamped the Hello from Oh Hello in Island Indigo.  I added a print from the Tea for Two dsp.  Next I took a piece of the Natural Cream and punch three 1 1/4″ scallop circles in there.  (You can click the tutorial link above then click on Window Pane or click here to access my video on how to get nicely aligned punch outs like this.)  I took a piece of Island Indigo, punched the scallop along the edge, added a strip of Lucky Limeade  then added my punched out piece using dimensional.  This was then added to the card front.  I stamped the butterfly from Bloomin’ Marvelous using Lucky Limeade on Natural Cream, punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch, added to a 3/4″ So Saffron Circle then added to the center of each scallop circle.  Finally I tied a piece of Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around the card to finish it off.

TSSC249So here’s the sketch for today.  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): Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB), Oh Hello
Paper: Natural Cream, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, Tea for Two dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Other: 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon,  Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!