Monthly Archives: February 2014

Happy Day

F4A209Happy Friday!  I wanted to do a little stamping before I head over to school.  The Free For All Challenge on SCS was to use hexagons.

Since I needed to do a QUICK card before I head out, I decided to build my card around these butterflies that were sitting on top of my desk…you know how I like to do that!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Punch three  hexagons across the bottom and stamp greeting using Basic Black.
  • Add a Crushed Curry Scallop Edge Punch along the bottom and a Pumpkin Pie strip along the top.
  • Tie Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon along the top.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Butterflies – Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry Elegant Butterflies, Whisper White Bitty Butterflies.  Matching Candy Dots.  Add with double layer of dimensionals

Yep…that’s about it.  To me this is a real ‘throw back’ to when I first started stamping and we really didn’t have a lot of ‘extras’ to work with.  I do like the simplicity of the look.

Set(s): Happy Day
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Brights Candy Dots, Regals Candy Dots, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Hexagon Punch, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Just Sayin’

CCMC291Happy Thursday everyone.  Oh my…there is a hope of Spring in the air!  Okay…it’s not -9 and it’s not snowing…I guess that is hope!  But for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, I decided to add a little hope with a happy card…okay…I think it is happy!

This is a fun set.  One of the things I often forget to do is to make my own dsp.  Now that there are so many pretty printed papers out there, it is easy to forget to make our own.  The sketch challenge this week I thought was perfect for doing this for the panel.

Here’s the details –

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  It’s a little hard to see from the picture but I ran it through the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4.  Stamp the large flower with Daffodil Delight,  the multiple blossom flower in Smoky Slate and the ‘starburst’ flower in StazOn Jet Black (or Basic Black).  Layer 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Smoky Slate under it then another piece of the Smoky Slate 3/4 x 4 1/4 along the top.  I a piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around the tap and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black (or Basic Black) on Daffodil Delight, cut out with matching framelits and add to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to the center of each ‘starburst’ flower to finish it off.

Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to see the great projects by the design team.

Set(s): Simple Stems, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Bubbles Framelits, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Tour de Freak – Feb

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Welcome everyone to the February Tour de Freak Blog Hop!  This month it’s a ‘anything goes kind of hop so you are going to see a bit of this and a bit of that.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Wendy Weixler;s Wickedly Wonderful blog.  Weren’t those project terrific?  LOVED ‘EM!!!

FebCardDo you love Washi Tape?  I do too but I find I tend to NEVER use it…just collect it.  Well…I’m trying to change my wayward ways so I decided that I would feature the Retro Fresh Washi Tape in my post!

The main panel on my card is made by adding Washi Tape to Whisper White then cutting out the ‘bubbles’ using the framelits.  The Just Sayin’ greetings are are stamped using Soft Suede on So Saffron and added behind the panel using dimensionals.  Next came the Natural Trim tied with some of the Pool Party Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack (SAB).  This is added to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar then added to the Coastal Cabana base.  It’s finished off with the Woo Hoo stamped in Soft Suede on Coastal Cabana, cut out with the matching ‘bubble’ then added using dimensionals.

Feb3DOh I just LOVE my 3D project!  Washi is sooo good on so many different surfaces.  I bought this fun LIVE wood piece (it was already painted white).  I ran the Washi Tape straight across then used a craft blade to cut all the excess off.  Worked GREAT!  I used the Retro Fresh then the Crumb Cake design from the Epic Day Washi Tape Collection.  The ‘stem’ is from Simple Stems, stamped in Versamark, embossed using Early Espresso the colored using Pear Pizzazz marker.  This is added using dimensionals.  I made the ‘flower’ using two different prints from the Retro Fresh dsp pack and fringe scissors (how cool) then add to the dot on the i using tombow.  I finished this off using some basic rhinestones.

HopFrameAnd one more project…well mainly because I had this wooden M sitting on top of my desk. Then I sort of added the Washi Tape to and thought …hmmm…that looks cool!  Then I decided I needed to do something with it and I had this frame sitting there right by my desk.  So when I finished playing with it…this is what came out.  I did get the letter the same time I got the LIVE up above.  They are just so easy to cover with the Washi Tape…you have GOT to try it!  Add it to a piece of Whisper White that is layered onto Baked Brown Sugar.  I took a piece of Coastal Cabana (8×8), picked out 4 prints from the Retro Fresh dsp, layered each on Baked Brown Sugar then added to the Coastal Cabana.  Finally I punched out the Coastal Cabana Stripe using the Pansy Punch, added a 1″ Tangerine Tango Circle, stamped a flower from Petite Petals using Coastal Cabana, punched out with the matching Petite Petal Punch and added a Tangerine Tango Candy Dot in the center.  I used the Pansy Punch and Baked Brown Sugar for the leaves.

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What fun Washi Tape can be!  So now it’s time to head over to my friend Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures Blog!  Great projects await you there!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

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See Ya Later

TSSC302OH my…I am so sorry!  I see that somehow the POST didn’t get in here with this.  My mind has just been everywhere but here.  All I can say is it’s been a really bad 30 days!

Anyway…this is for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  As usual, I did my own little twist to the sketch.  I just love this little ‘sun’ and had done another ‘sun’ card for a different Technostamper Sketch challenge and thought it would be so cute with this one too!

Here’s the details:

  • Bermuda Bay – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 folded
  • Bermuda Bay Print (from the Celebrations Add-on Kit) – 2 x 3 1/2 and add to top
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 3 1/2 and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting from See Ya Later (SAB) using Basic Black
  • Make sun – 1 1/2 Crushed Curry circle (framelit) and add 5 each of two different Crushed Curry Prints (from the Celebrations Add-on Kit) using the Banner Punch (SAB).  Add behind circle and add to card front using dimensionals.  Make sure finished size is no more than 4 1/4 in width.
  • Make clouds using Basic Grey and Build a Cupcake punch and add to card front.
  • Add a couple Basic Rhinestones to the sun to finish it off.

TSSC302.I took the sketch and make the base narrower so that my element could hang off the side.  Otherwise…exactly the same!  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): See Ya Later
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Celebrations Bermuda Add-On Accessory Kit
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Build a Cupcake Punch, Circle Framelits, Banner Punch (SAB), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Cool Kids

CCMCSP14-04WOW…I can’t believe it…we have come to THE END of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2o14 where it was all about the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochures.  Oh my…such wonderful ideas!  But you had to be a subscriber to see them.  Don’t worry.  If you are still looking for ideas, you can still subscribe!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary NOW!

On the last Saturday of the collection we do a designer only challenge and this one was a color challenge – Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.  For my project this week I had used the Cook Kids set and the colors from the Kaleidoscope dsp so I had some leftover pieces ‘sitting on top of my desk’ so I put together this quick card!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, run through the Arrows Embossing Folder, layer on Bermuda Bay 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 then add to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut Film Strip from Basic Black and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting in Versamark on Crushed Curry, emboss in black and cut out using a Bubbles Framelit.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the dog in Versamark on Whisper White, emboss in black, color with Bermuda Bay marker, cut out and add using dimensionals.

See…how simple is that!

SpringBadgeWe have just finished Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014!  But it is NOT too late to join and get GREAT ideas for products from the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure.  You can still check out Preview Week where you can get a taste of what Create with Connie and Mary Collections are all about!

Join now for only $29.95!  You get 4 weeks of exclusive projects (not shown anywhere else on the Internet!).  One week is are Card “Create”tions week (6 days of cards…each designer sharing 4 cards from their chosen set), one week is all about Sale-a-bration and the other two are with the products from the Occasions Mini.

Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to see the great projects by the design team.

Set(s): Cool Kid
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Other: Arrows Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder, On Film Framelits, Bubbles Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Geometrical

CCMC290It’s Thursday!  The best thing about Thursday?  Only one more day until Friday!  The other BEST thing about Thursday?  Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – and this week…it’s a color challenge!

Have you ever sat down to make a card and messed with it, and messed with it, and messed with it and then just finally said ENOUGH!  Well…that was this card.  LOVE the colors…but just having a tough time sometimes using things from the Occasions Mini.  (That and my mojo had gone south for the winter and I think is sitting on a beach somewhere without me!)  This is actually the THIRD card I made for the challenge today and I just said ENOUGH!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3 then cut on an angle.  Add some Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo Triangle Punch piece and run through the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.
  • Add a strip of Island Indigo along the top and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out the third to smallest heart in Smoky Slate, run through the Arrows Embossing Folder, sponge with Smoky Slate and add to card using dimensionals.
  • Punch out 2nd to smallest heart from Island Indigo, sponge using Island Indigo ink.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Wrap a piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around card.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark on Whisper White 3 x 1/2.  Emboss using Smoky Slate Embossing Folder, cut into a banner and add to card front sing dimensionals.
  • Tie Silver 1/8″ Ribbon in Crushed Curry medium button and add using glue dot.

The design team did a great job with this color challenge so check it out!

SpringBadgeWOW…I can’t believe that is is now WEEK 4 (our last ONE!) of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014.  I just can’t believe it is ALMOST OVER!  There has just been so many cool ideas!  But you can only see the projects if you subscribe.

Join now for only $29.95!  You get 4 weeks of exclusive projects (not shown anywhere else on the Internet!).  One week is are Card “Create”tions week (6 days of cards…each designer sharing 4 cards from their chosen set), one week is all about Sale-a-bration and the other two are with the products from the Occasions Mini.

Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to see the great projects by the design team.

Set(s): Geometrical
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo
Other: Triangle Punch, Smoky Slate Embossing Folder, Regals Buttons, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Arrows Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Petite Petals

SUO90Is winter over yet?  Boy…I sure do wish it was.  Once again it is soooooo cold!  I am sooooo done with it!  Tomorrow it’s supposed to get up in the 30’s…MAJOR HEAT WAVE!  Sad…so sad!

But it is bright and happy here at stampercamper’s corner.  Today is a SUO challenge and the theme this time is punches.  Now I’m NOT into punch art.  I truly appreciate people who can to it (and on my you MUST see that Bronwyn did for our challenge) but I can’t come up with things.  I do LOVE using them though so I used a BUNCH of PUNCHES on this!

Here’s the details…

  • Elegant Eggplant – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Using the Label Bracket Punch cut out pieces of Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party.  Add to the Whisper White piece.  Run through the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  Layer onto piece of Whisper White 3 x 5 1/2 then add to card front.
  • Punch out one Coastal Cabana Label Bracket punch and add using dimensionals.
  • Punch out three 1 1/4 Scallop Circle punch add using dimensionals.  Then three 1″ Circle Punch…add to centers of scallop circle punch.
  • Stamp flower from Petite Petal using Bermuda Bay, punch with matching punch add to circles.
  • Add 4 petal bitty punch in Elegant Eggplant to center and add Basic Rhinestone to center of each.
  • Stamp Hello (from Peachy Keen) using Elegant Eggplant on Pool Party.  Cut into a banner (using Hexagon Punch) and add using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team did with punches.  Everyone had such a unique take on this!

Set(s): Peachy Keen, Petite Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Label Brackets Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Hexagon Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy