Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dapper Dad

TSSCHappy Monday everyone and happy Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge day!  Mary Jo once again has a GREAT sketch for us and I hope you can join the fun!

I ended up turning the sketch on the side so that I could use it with this shoe…how fun!  The base of the card is Very Vanilla and I added a strip of Soft Suede.  Next I took a piece of the Parker’s Pattern’s dsp, layered it onto Crumb Cake then to the card front.  Next I added a couple strips of another of the prints form the same pack.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, layered onto Soft Suede, added some navy brads and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the shoe using Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy.  I cut out the Soft Suede Soul and Not Quite Navy argyle pieces, paper pieced the show and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamp the greeting using Early Espresso on Marina Mist, cut into a banner and added to the card front using dimensionals.

TSSC255So 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): Dapper Dad, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Not Quit Navy, Parker’s Patterns dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Rich Regals Brads, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Feeling Sentimental

DSC00619Time is running out to get you SAB!  You don’t want to wait!  I will have to say…I had a tough time with this set.  It took me awhile to figure out how to work with this set but I will have to say…I do love it!

This week on Create with Connie and Mary we have a fun and easy sketch challenge.  My card starts with a base of Crumb Cake 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I took another piece of Crumb cake, ran it through the Argyle Embossing Folder and added to the card front.  I took the largest scallop square from the Duo Scallop Square die in Midnight Muse.   Stamped the bicycle using Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla, stamped Celebrate in Midnight Muse, layered onto Crumb Cake then the Scallop Square.  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  I took a strip of dsp from the Comfort Cafe, added a Silver Designer Button using Linen Thread then added to the card to finish it off!

So…what to ‘create’ using a fun sketch?  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and join the fun!

Set(s): Feeling Sentimental
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe dsp
Ink: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Other: Scallop Square Duo Die, Silver Designer Buttons, Argyle Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Ears to You

SUO EasterIt’s time for another SUO challenge…it’s EASTER time!  and I have a total of ONE Easter stamp…Ears to You!  hehehehe…I had these leftover bunnies sitting on the top of my desk from the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and well, since I had already spent the time to cut them out so why not use them!

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White, ran through the Clouds Embossing Folder and added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I did the largest square of the Duo Scallop Square die in Raspberry Ripple and added to the card front.  Next was a strip from the Print Poetry dsp cut into a banner on one end.  I stamped Happy Easter from Delightful Dozen in Basic Black, layered on Basic Black then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally I added bunnies in Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit using dimensionals then added some Basic Rhinestones for the eyes.

So make sure you check out the rest of the SUO design team and be prepared to be INSPIRED!!!

Set(s): Ears to You, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Print Poetry dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Other: Duo Scallop Square Die,  Clouds Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sassy Salutations

CAS211Happy Monday everyone!  Here’s a VERY QUICK card for the CAS challenge today…it was a sketch!

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Chevron Embossing Folder and added to the front.  I cut out three strips of Whisper White and cut into Banners.  I made two ‘bows’ (click on the tutorial link above to get to my tutorial) using the Duo Ribbon and white Brad.  But Mary…where did you get that pretty white brad?  Oh…that is really a Wisteria Wonder Incolor Printed brad that I embossed with White Embossing powder!  I added these to two of the banners and added using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey and Regal Rose.  I added this to the card using dimensionals to finish it off.

See…I TOLD you it was quick and easy!

Set(s): Sassy Salutations
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Regal Rose, Versamark
Other: Incolor Printed Brads, White Embossing Powder, Chevron Emboss Folder, Duo Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 4It’s time for another great Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge!  And guess what?  It’s another GREAT one!  Come join the fun!

Some quick notes.  The base of the card is Pink Pirouette.  I added a doily to the base.  Next I stamped the Swallowtail butterfly using Versamark on Whisper White and White embossed then rubbed Pink Pirouette ink over it.  I added a piece of the Pink Pirouette Striped dsp, rounded the corners on the top, layered onto Sahara Sand then to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Sahara Sand, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  Finally I tied a piece of Pretty in Pink on a White button then added using glue dots.

TSSC254So 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): Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Subtles dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Neutral Button, Doily, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Ears to You

DSC00617Hoppy March!  hehehehehe…okay…I have GOT to tell you I… LOVE… THIS… STAMP!  No seriously!  As soon as I saw this stamp on the Single Stamp list…I HAD to own it.  It is just soooo stinkin’ CUTE!!!

Well it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week…COLOR CHALLENGE time!  Does it get more fun than this?

The base of the card is Summer Starfruit…yep…UGLY COLOR!!!  Then I added another panel of Summer Starfruit using dimensionals.  I took three prints from the Print Poetry Pack, cut into banners and added to the card front.  I inked ‘ears to you’ using Raspberry Ripple and Basic Black, stamped onto Very Vanilla, cut with the oval framelit.  I took a piece of Raspberry Ribbon Stitched Satin Ribbon, added a Gold Brad, added to the oval then added to the card front using dimensionals.  The bunnies were stamped using Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, and Raspberry Ripple, cut out and added to the card front using dimensionals.

So…you want to have some fun?  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and join the fun!

Set(s): Ears to You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Print Poetry dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Other: Ovals Framelits, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Brad, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Butterflies

Spritzer1In February I held a class using the spritzers that you fill yourself.  What a fun class that was!  Here’s one of the cards we did.

The base of the card is Certainly Celery.  I took a piece of Whisper white, masked with a couple of large butterfly and spritzer with alcohol/Certainly Celery.  I took those masks off, added some of the smaller butterflies and spritzed with alcohol/Baja Breeze.  This panel is then mounted on Not Quite Navy.  I stamped the greeting using Not Quite Navy on Certainly Celery, cut with the Apothecary Accents framelits, added a piece of stitched Whisper White ribbon then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.  The butterfly is Elegant Butterfly punch in Not Quite Navy and Bitty Butterfly in Baja Breeze then a rhinestone in the center.

Set(s): Sassy Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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