Monthly Archives: March 2014

Serene Silhouettes

CAS266Happy Monday everyone!  When I saw the CAS challenge on SCS today was to use 3 shades of blue and an option of birds I sort of had this idea in mind.  I haven’t done any acrylic block stamping in a while and I thought I could do the 3 shades of blue then add this silhouette on top.  I have to say…it actually turned out pretty much what I had in mind.

It did take me two tries to get the ‘background’ the way I wanted it but what I did was this…

  • Make sure your acrylic block is completely clean
  • Ink the entire block with Soft Sky
  • Ink the bottom 2/3 of the block with Marina Mist
  • Ink the bottom of the block with Night of Navy
  • LIGHTLY MIST with water
  • Stamp on cardstock.

I have to say…I was so happy with the way this turn out.  Then I just made sure it dried good before using.

This is an extremely easy card…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black
  • Whisper White – 3 x 3 1/4
  • Stamp with acrylic block using method above
  • Stamp birds on a branch using StazOn Jet Black
  • Add using dimensionals

Yep…it took me longer to the blog post then it did to do card!

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Set(s): Serene Silhouettes, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Gorgeous Grunge

TSSC308Happy Monday and welcome to another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  Such a cool sketch Mary Jo has for use this week!

I was going to use stars on this (since I’m using a lot of stars this week for projects) but then since stars were actually on the sketch, I wanted to do something different.  I think this turned out to be a cool masculine card.

Here’s the details…

  • Marina Mist – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp the largest scatter using Crumb Cake, the medium on in Marina Mist and the small on in Cajun Craze.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and emboss using Early Espresso.
  • Layer onto Cajun Craze 4 7/8 x 4 5/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Early Espresso banner 2 1/4 x 3/4 and Cajun Craze print banner 2 x 3/4.  Add to card front.
  • Add two chevron Essentials Wooden Elements to finish it off.

TSSC308Don’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

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

Set(s): Gorgeous Grunge, Four You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Ink: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Versamarke
Other: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Essentials Wooden Elements, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Flower Shop

DSC01569OH say it ain’t so…it’s the last day of Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Collection! On Tuesday I shared my preview card set using Monstermaniacs and today Connie is sharing a wonderful card set using Backyard Basics.  Okay…I don’t have that set (GASP) so I created this card that sort of LOOKS like it could be in a backyard!  LOL….yep…I’m really doing a stretch on this one!  Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out her set, download her FREE tutorial, subscriber to Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014, then head to HER site to sign up for BLOG CANDY!

I really love the way this looks!  I had used this for a demo card for a workshop last week.

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp Hardwood background stamp using Basic Grey.  Add to Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 2 x 3 1/2.  Punch top with Scallop Tag Topper and corner round the two corners at the bottom using a corner rounder.
  • Add Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon through the top slot and tie using Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add tag to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp two Flower Shop Flowers using Crushed Curry on Whisper White and punch out.  Punch out two Basic Black Petite Petals flowers and add the small flowers to the large one using Basic Metal Buttons with White Baker’s Twine.  Add to the tag using dimensionals.
  • Use Banner Framelits and cut out one from Silver Foil and one from the Crushed Curry dsp from Kaleidoscope dsp.  Stamp HELLO banner using basic black, cut out, layer onto other two banners using dimensional and add to card front to finish it off.

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Set(s): Flower Shop, Pennant Parade, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil, Kaleidoscope dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry
Other: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Metal Buttons, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

It’s a Blog Hop!

HopWelcomeWelcome everyone to the first every Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures.  I just LOVE her cards!

CCMC296The Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Preview Week is coming to a close (tomorrow is our last day) and since this is one of the sets I will be using for the collection, I decided to use it for the HOP!  This is just such a fun little set to play with!  Hmmm….did you notice I used the same colors as the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week – Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point and Smoky Slate?  Those were such fun colors and I thought they would be perfect for some stars!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2, run through Arrows Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Stamp the banner using Pacific Point, cut out and add to the card front overhanging some.
  • Stamp stars in Summer Starfruit and Pacific point.  Cut out and add to card fornt.  I did one more of the big star in Pacific Point and embossed in Smoky Slate.  I cut out the middle star and added using dimensionals.
  • Punch out two Smoky Slate stars and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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Set(s): Simply Stars, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point, Versamark
Other: Arrows Embossing Folder, Mini Merry Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now hop on over to Melissa Davies Rubberfunatics blog and check out her card for the hop!  And don’t forget…subscribe now so you don’t forget!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Monstermaniacs

CCMC296NOTE:  It has been brought to my attention that you can now get this set, WOOD MOUNT ONLY from the Clearance Rack in the ONLINE STORE.  The cost is $11.99.  If you are interested in this set, I would recommend you quickly purchase it because, as with all clearance items, once they are gone, they are gone.

Happy Thursday everyone and Happy Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014!

First I want to say something about this set (I used it for my preview card set here and now again today).  When I created my card set and this card, this set was available.  On TUESDAY when my card set was published, this set was still showing in the online store.  Sometime on Tuesday night, SU removed it.  We did not receive notification that the set was discontinuing.  Had I know this I would not have used this set for my preview set OR for this card.  My apologies to those of you who saw my cards, attempted to order the set only to find it gone and SU is NOT planning on making more!  Sad…it’s a REALLY adorable set!

Here’s the details for my card…

  • Summer Starfruit – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 layer on Pacific Point 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Smoky Slate dsp (neutral paper pack ) – 2 3/4 x 4, add to panel
  • Pacific Point dps (brights paper pack) – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, add to panel.
  • Wrap Summer Starfruit twine (SAB Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack) around panel and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Watercolor paper – stamp monster using StazOn Jet Black, color with Pacific Point and Summer Starfruit markers and blender pen.  Cut out with Circle Framelit, layer on 2 1/2 Basic Black Circle then add to Summer Starfruit Starburst piece using dimensionals.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black and Pacific Point Markers.  Punch out with 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, layer on 1″ Summer Starfruit circle and add to card front using dimensionals.

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

Set(s): Monstermaniacs, A Round Array
Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point, Brights dsp Paper Pack, Neutral dsp Paper Pack
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pacific Point, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black
Other: SAB Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

 

Monstermaniacs & BLOG CANDY

MonstermaniacsGroupNOTE:  It has been brought to my attention that you can now get this set, WOOD MOUNT ONLY from the Clearance Rack in the ONLINE STORE.  The cost is $11.99.  If you are interested in this set, I would recommend you quickly purchase it because, as with all clearance items, once they are gone, they are gone.

WOOOO HOOOO!!!  It’s Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014 and I’m kicking things off with a FUN card set using the TOTALLY ADORABLE Monstermaniacs Set!  Oh…this set is just sooo cute and I have 4 fun cards for you!

I decided for my card set to use the same set of colors for my cards to make the cards all go together.  I just had so much fun ‘create’ing these for you!

Here’s some close ups of a couple of the cards…they are just soooooo cute!!!

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Mary Siggy Card Create-tions

Monstermaniacs

SUO93NOTE:  It has been brought to my attention that you can now get this set, WOOD MOUNT ONLY from the Clearance Rack in the ONLINE STORE.  The cost is $11.99.  If you are interested in this set, I would recommend you quickly purchase it because, as with all clearance items, once they are gone, they are gone.

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is one of two posts today using the Monstermaniacs set so if you would like to see some cards also made with this, check out this post!

Welcome to a NEW SUO challenge!  This time the theme is Boxes, Bags and Baskets.  Hmmm…can you guess which I decided to do?  LOL!!!  Anyway…like I said I’ve been playing quite a bit with this set and had some of those ‘left over pieces’ and along with left over pieces from the Celebrations Basics (Banner) Kit and the Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit, I was pretty much set!

Here’s the details…

  • Fold over top of bag and add strip of dsp (from Add-On Kit) to the back of the flap.  Fold over.
  • Punch out 1″ circles from the various dsp in the Bermuda Bay Add-On kit and add to bag
  • Tag:  Tag from the Celebrations Kit, add Oval from the Add-On kit using Dimeensionals.
  • Stamp monster in StazOn Jet Black, color with Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry (on watercolor paper) and add to Oval using dimensionals..  Stamp Woo Hoo using StazOn Jet Black on Crushed Curry, cut out with matching Bubbles Framelit, add using dimensionals.
  • Use Crop-o-dile to punch through all layers of bag and tag.  Use the cool rope that comes with the Celebrations Banner Kit to tie it one.  Fray edges.

Yep…that covers it!  LOL!!!  Now check out the other wonderful creations from the SUO Design Team!

Set(s): Monstermaniacs, Just Sayin’
Paper: Watercolor
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Other: Celebrations Basics (Banner) Kit, Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit, 1″ Circle Punch, Bubbles Framelits, Crop-o-dile (retired), Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring