Monthly Archives: March 2013

Take Care

TSSCOh…today is a VERY BUSY day for my blog!  First…here is my card for the Techonostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I’ve REALLY been having fun with this set!  Would you like to see 4 more cards using this set, get a free downloadable project sheet for those four cards AND sign up for blog candy?  Then check out this post!  But don’t delay…you must sign up for the blog candy today (Monday!)

Okay…some quick notes about this card.  The base of the card is Marina Mist.  I took a piece of Very Vanilla, added a piece of the dsp from the Print Poetry pack and layered onto Midnight Muse.  Next I stamped the branch using Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut out.  I cut the branch towards the right side (under the nest) so that it would extend all the way across my card front.  I stamped Take Care using Midnight Muse then added to the panel to the card front using dimensionals.  Aren’t they cool leaves?  Well they are the ‘ornament bitty punch’.  I trimmed off the hanger part and they were a perfect sized leaf for this image.  The bird’s nest is stamped using Early Espresso on Crumb Cake.  This is done twice (my download project sheet – link above) give the details how I made my nest), punched, layered and added to the card front.  Finally I stamped the eggs using Marina Mist, cut out and added to the nest using dimensionals.

This week is Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions for All Occasions.  Both Connie and I will be sharing a preview project so you can see what Card “Create”tions is all about.   So check out my preview here then head over to Create with Connie and Mary for my download and more details.

TSSC256So 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): Take Care
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry dsp pack
Ink: Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Other: Merry Mini Bitty Punches, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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For the Birds

CASHave I ever mentioned how I felt about coloring things in?  AAARRRGH!!!  So what’s the CAS challenge on SCS today?  To only use LINE STAMPS!!!  DANG!  But I do have this set and it is a SWEET one.

Some quick notes…base of the card is Real Red.  I took a piece of Whisper White, ran it though the woodgrain embossing folder and added to the care front.  Next I took a piece of Whisper White, cut into a banner, stamped this little cutie on there, colored with Bashful Clue, Real Red and Crumb Cake marker and tied a pies of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain around it.  I cut another banner (longer and thinner then my Whisper White one) from Bashful Blue, added it to the card base then added my little birdie banner using dimensionals to finish it off.

Card Create-tionsGuess what?  Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions is comings!  Monday starts our Preview week and both Connie and I will be doing a cool Preview to let you get a taste of what Card “Create”tions (this one for All Occasions) is all about.  For more details check out this post with my preview (oh…it won’t be there until tomorrow – Monday) or head over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  But it’s all about CARDS and we will be showcasing 18 different sets (plus the two preview sets) with 4 cards for each set!  The cost?  Only $19.95!

Set(s): For the Birds
Paper: Whisper White, Read Red, Bashful Blue
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Other: Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Clockworks

ClockworksHappy last day of Sale-a-bration!  Wow…it always goes sooo fast and I NEVER have time to do all the cards I want!  Here’s a quick card (well, a slightly different version) of a card we did on Tuesday at my workshop.

The base of the card is Sahara Sand.  I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped images in Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, and Basic Black,  This is layered onto Basic Black then to the card front.  Next stamped the clock face in Riding Hood Red on Whisper White, stamped the hands in Basic Black, punched with the 1 1/4″ Circle punch and added to the card front. Finally I added two banners – one is Riding Hood Red Striped and the other Basic Black to finish it up.

Set(s): Clockworks, Vintage Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle punch

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

DSC00621Oh…here’s this WONDERFUL stamp AGAIN!!!  LOVE IT!!!  This week is a happy color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Oh… just a note… only 2 more days to get the sentiment set!

The base of card is Daffodil Delight.  I took a piece of Whisper White, layered on Not Quite Navy then added to the card front.  I took a piece of Whisper White, stamped the butterfly in versamark and embossed in white.  I used markers for the Daffodil Delight and Not Quite Navy.  I sponged Marina Mist on the main part of the butterfly and added a little extra Not Quite Navy.  I cut the butterfly and added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting from Vintage Verses using Versamark on not Quite Navy, white embossed and cut into a banner.  I added a Marina Mist Button to a 7/8″ Daffodil Delight Scallop Circle using Whisper White Bakers Twine, added to the banner then added to the card to finish it off.

Oh…these colors just feel like spring!  So spring into action and join us on Create with Connie and Mary for our Thursday Challenge!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Vintage Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy
Other: White Embossing Powder, Subtles Button, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 1have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE this set?  Well I guess it isn’t so much a SET as a STAMP…but I do LOVE it!  No…SERIOUSLY!!!

Here’s a quick little card I made when I was playing around with it.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I stamped the Swallowtail in Versamark and Embossed in White.  Next I colored by added some Island Indigo and blending with my blender pen.  Isn’t that a very cool Pool Party edge?  How did I do it?  Well, I used the eyelet Finishing Touches Edgelits and used the ‘leftover’ piece.  How cool is that!  I stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Calypso Coral, stamped on Whisper White, cut with the Label Framelits.  I added a Whisper White/Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine and a piece of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon in a Gold Brad, added to the label then added the label to the card front using dimensionals.  LOVE the clean look of the card!

Set(s): Oh Hello, Swallowtail
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Ink: Versamark, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral
Other: Gold Brad, Labels Framelits, Whisper White/Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Ears to You

Spritzer3Here’s another card from the spritzer class I did.  (Boy…are these things ever ADDICTIVE!!!)  Anyway…such a simple card and so much fun.

The base of the card is Pool Party.  I took another piece of Pool Party, ran it through the Hexagon Folder and added to the top of the card.  Next I took a piece of Whisper White, laid an oval on top of it, then spritzed with a mixture of alcohol, Primrose Petal and Frost White (all mixed in the same tube – oh it is sooooo shimmery in real life!)  next I inked the stamp using Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, and Basic Grey and stamped in the center of the oval.  Added a Raspberry Ripple Scallop Edge underneath then added to the card front.  A strip of Pool Party was added along the bottom above the scallop and tied a piece of the Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon along the top to finish it off!

Set(s): Ears to You
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Basic Grey, Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Other: Hexagon Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Ovals Framelits, Spritzer, Frost White Paint

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Pleasant Poppies

CAS212The NOT so simple clean and simple card!  So today (as in all Mondays) is the clean and simple challenge on SCS.  You all know how I LOVE that challenge.  Today it was an inspiration picture from pintrest of this AWESOME cake that was black and gold and had poppies on it.  I immediately thought of this stamp.  I really should have stopped there.  I am absolutely NO GOOD at coloring and it takes me FOREVER!!!  Where I can usually whip out a CAS card in under 15 mins…the coloring along probably took me 1/2 hour.   But…it turned out cute so I thought I’d share.

The base of the card is Basic Black (like the cake).  I stamped the poppies using StazOn Jet Black on watercolor paper then used my Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade and More Mustard markers to color in along with a blender pen.  This is mounted on a piece of Riding Hood Red then onto the card base.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Black on More Mustard, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  I colored the pearls using my Gold Glimmer marker (makes them look Lucky Limeade in real life) then added to the card to finish it off.

Set(s): Pleasant Poppies, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Watercolor
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard
Other: Blender Pen, Basic Pearls, Gold Glimmer Pen, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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