Monthly Archives: September 2013

Christmas Star

TSSC282Oh I wish you could see this in real life…it is sooooo shiny!  The gold embossing…the gold foil…oh…soooo pretty!  But you’ll just have to believe me on this one!

The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, stamped the star in Versamark then gold embossed.  I layered this on a piece of the gold foil paper (I cut out the center to ‘conserve’ paper and did use the inside for the strip across it.  I wrapped a piece of the crochet lace around it, added to the panel then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting in versamark, gold embossed, punched with the decorative label punch then added to the card front using dimensionals.

TSSC282Oh I soooo wanted to use this star and the sketch couldn’t have been better for it!  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

WinterBadgeDid you notice the change on my sidebar?  It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas!  Connie and I are starting the Early Bird signups for our Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

Set(s): Christmas Star, Christmas Messages
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Label Punch, Crochet Lace, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Gorgeous Grunge

CCMC270Okay…I LOVE this card!  Since it is Thursday it is time for a Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week it is a cool color challenge – Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze!  When trying to figure out what to use I saw my Gorgeous Grunge set and thought…this would be perfect.  And it WAS!!!

The base of the card is Bermuda Bay.  I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the larger solid splatter in Crushed Curry, the smaller solid splatter in Bermuda Bay and the diagonal stripes in Cajun Craze.  I added some of the tiny splatters in Early Espresso.  I layered this on Cajun Craze, added a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon then Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I stamped the you make me happy in Early Espresso on Whisper White, cut out, used my Bermuda Bay marker to add so ‘highlights’.  I layered this on a Cajun Craze Artisan Label that was sponged with Cajun Craze then added some Crushed Curry Candy Dot.  I added this to the card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the Design Team has done with these GORGEOUS colors!

Set(s): Hello Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze
Other: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Magnificent Maple

CC445Yep…I SERIOUSLY LOVE these two set…Magnificent Maple (a la carte) and Gorgeous Grunge.  What can I say!  And together…just PERFECT!  I thought it would work so nicely for the color challenge on  SCS today!  And it is also perfect for the CASology challenge today for ‘autumn’.

The base of the card is Smoky Slate.  I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the horizontal stripe in Smoky Slate and then the ‘splotch’ in Smoky Slate too.  I layered this onto a piece of Gumball Green and added a thin strip of the Gumball Green. This panel is added to the card base using dimensionals.  I stamped the leaf in Gumball Green on Whisper White, cut out and added using dimensionals.  Next was stamping the greeting using Gumball Green on Whisper White, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.  Finally it needed just a little more so I added some Basic Rhinestones for that little extra ‘bling’!

Set(s): Magnificent Maple, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green
Ink: Smoky Slate, Gumball Green
Other: Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sweet Essentials

SUO80Oh my…so the SUO Challenge this time is to make a BABY themed card.  WHAT???  Like I have ANY STAMPS for a baby card.  What’s a girl to do?  So after much thinking this is what I came up with.

The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I ran the top through the Dotted Embossing Folder.  Next I took a piece of So Saffron, cut the bottom edge using the Large Scallop Edge then embossed the bottom with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder and the top with the Needlepoint Embossing Folder.  I added a strip of Wisteria Wonder along the top then added to the card front.  Next I made a bow with the Gift Bow Die and Afternoon Picnic dsp.  I added this to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Wisteria Wonder, cut into a banner and added to the bow.  Finally I tied some white baker’s twine on a Wisteria Wonder button and added to the bow to finish it off!

Check out what the other SUO Design Team members did for their baby cards!

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Afternoon Picnic dsp
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Dotted Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Needle Point Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Gift Bow Die, Subtles Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Magnificent Maple

CAS239Here’s a very quick card I made for the CAS challenge today.  The challenge was a sketch and I immediately thought of this stamp!

The based of the card is Soft Sky 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded.  I took a piece of Very Vanilla, stamped the maple leaf in Soft Sky, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip, added some Sahara Sand Gorgeous Grunge and layered on Sahara Sand.  I took two of the prints from Sweater Weather dsp, cut in to banner, added behind the panel and added the panel to the card front.  I stamped the greeting in Chocolate chip to finish it of.  Yep..that was all there was to this…the basics…Stamps, Ink, Paper!

Set(s): Magnificent Maple, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Other: Can you believe it…NONE!

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Best of Halloween

TSSC281Happy Monday everyone!  And you know what Monday means…time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!

Oh…this was just a perfect sketch to use the Best of Halloween 25th Anniversary set!  The base of card is Summer Starfruit.  I took the striped Witch’s Brew dsp, layered on Basic Black then added to the card front.  Next I took a piece of Basic Black, tied some Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon around it, then added to the card front.  I stamped the haunted house in Versamark, embossed in black, punched with the 1 3/4″ Circle punch, did a Gold Glimmer Circle using the Circle Framelits then a 2 3/8″ Pumpkin Pie Scallop Circle.  This is added using dimensionals.  Finally I stamped the trick or treat using Versamark on Pumpkin Pie, black embossed, cut into a banner and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I added a black Candy Dot to finish it off.

TSSC281What a GREAT sketch and really just perfect for the images from thi set!  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): Best of Halloween 25th Anniversary Set
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Gold Glimmer, Witch’s Brew dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Black Embossing Powder, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Neutral Candy Dots, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Truly Grateful

CCMCFALL13-04Oh my…we’ve come to the end of the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013!!  For our final Saturday Challenge we always have a special one just for the Design Team and this one is a sketch challenge.

The base of the card is Soft Sky and I rounded the two bottom corners.  I took a piece of Chocolate Chip, rounded the bottom corners and added the Sahara Sand dsp to the top and bottom (with corners rounded).  I stamped the background stamp in Versamark on the Tangerine Tango dsp, and the tree trunk in versamark on the Crushed Curry print, embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder and added to the care front.  Next I stamped the Wheat using Versamark on Very Vanilla, embossed with Early Espresso EP, colored with Crushed Curry and Soft Sky, added a Soft Sky button using Linen thread and added to the panel.  I wrapped pieces of the Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon along the top and bottom and added the panel using dimensionals.  I stamped the acorn using Versamark on Very Vanilla, embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder, colored wit Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand, punched with the 1 1/4″ circle punch, layered on Soft Sky 1 3/8″ circle and added to the card front using dimensionals.

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Set(s): Truly Grateful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Versamark, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand
Other: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Subtles Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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