Monthly Archives: March 2014

Petal Parade

TSSC307Oh…it’s time for another FUN sketch for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  This is just such a fun and easy card.

I will have to say…I was being a little lazy with this one.  You see, I had made THIS CARD using the same set and colors and I liked it soooo much (okay and ALL the stuff was sitting on top of my desk!) that I decided it would be absolutely PERFECT for the sketch challenge today!  I do have to say…I really like these colors with this set!

Here’s the details

  • Pistachio Pudding – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp the largest flower in Pool Party, the leafy image in Pistachio Pudding and the smaller flower in Basic Black.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Pool Party 1 x 3 5/8.  Stamp greeting using Basic Black.  Add Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon behind it then a 1/8 x 3 5/8 strip of Basic Black along the top.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Finish card off by adding some Basic Rhinestones.

TSSC307See…fun and EASY sketch for you today!  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

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

Set(s): Petal Parade, Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Ink: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Other: Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Four You

CAS265The CAS challenge on SCS this week is is to use color blocking then add a die cut or punch on top of that.  Oh…what a fun challenge that is!  I just couldn’t resist playing along.

I had been working on a card set that I will be sharing tomorrow and I was using these color (I just LOVE the bright and happy look of these together).  Since I do like to use “what is on top of my desk”, this card came together so quickly!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded.  Round the corners using the Envelope Punch Board.  Stamp greeting using Basic Black.
  • Crushed Curry – 3/4 x 3 5/8 – round top corners using corner rounder.
  • Bermuda Bay – 1 3/8 x 2 – round bottom left corner using corner rounder.
  • Pumpkin Pie – 2 1/8 x 2 – round bottom right corner using corner rounder.
  • Add each of the color blocks to card front.
  • Punch out 3 Basic Black Elegant Butterflies.  Add to front.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to butterflies and to color blocks to finish off!

WOW…that was really easy!

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* Edition runs March 30 – April 19
* Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
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* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
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Set(s): Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Basic Black,
Other: Envelope Punch Board, Corner Rounder, Elegant Butterfly, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Petal Parade

DSC01571Can you believe it…Sale-a-bration is almost OVER!!!  WOW…that is so hard to believe!

I thought today I’d share a card we did as a make and take this past week.  There is a little story to this card.  I decided I wanted to use this set so I picked these colors, and sat down to design the card.  Finished it…HATED it!  So picked a different set and designed the card.  Not in love with it but I needed to be done fussy so decided to go with it.  I was working on getting all the make and takes cut out and looked at the original panel I made (on the card I HATED), had a totally different idea so sat down and designed a THIRD card…this one!  I have to say…this one made me happy!  So I cut out the pieces and we were good to go!  Folks did like this one and it was nice and easy!  (I like that too!)

Here’s the details….

  • Pistachio Pudding – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card base
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4.  Stamp the largest flower in Pool Party, the leaf thing in Pistachio Pudding, and the small flower and greeting in Basic Black.
  • Wrap some Pool Party Twine (SAB) around the card.  Add dimensionals to the back and add to card front.
  • Add some dimensionals to each side of the twine where it crosses then add the Boutique Detail.

See…nice and easy!  And speaking of nice and easy…it’s easy to sign up for the Create for Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014!

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* Edition runs March 30 – April 19
* Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
* 24/7 access
* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
* Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier and Nicole Tugrul are joining us!

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Set(s): Petal Parade, A Dozen Thought
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Other: Boutique Details, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB), Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Monstermaniacs

CCMC295Okay…do I have a FUN little card for you!  I’ve used this set a little before (and stay tuned…you WILL be seeing more of this gang NEXT week!) and I just LOVE the little monsters in this set and so I thought I would use the them for my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  It is such a CUTE little sketch and worked absolutely PERFECTLY for my little gang here!

Here’s the details –

  • Tangerine Tango – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Watercolor Wonder dsp (large dotted print) – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Cut ‘ric rac’ from the Tasteful Trim die in Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Tangerine Tango.  Add to the Watercolor Wonder dsp.  Layer onto Island Indigo 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Use Oval Framelits to cut out an oval.  Paper pierce around oval.  Stamp greeting using Basic Black.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the little monsters on Watercolor paper using StazOn Jet Black.  Color in using Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Candy Dots to finish it off.

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

Set(s): Monstermaniacs, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Watercolor Wonder dsp, Watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Other: Ovals Framelits, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Brights Candy Dots, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the March Tour de Freaks where we are celebrating SPRING and Easter.  If you are going forward through the hop you have arrived here from Patty Bennett’s Patty’s Stamping Spot blog.  Weren’t those projects just WONDERFUL!

HopCardOh…I don’t know about you but I am SOOOO ready for SPRING!!!  This has been some winter and maybe…just maybe we are done with snow in this neck of the woods.  A girl sure can hope!

I decided for my project to do a little ‘hybrid’ work…using My Digital Studio along with stamps and ink to create my projects.  I haven’t done that in a while.  For my projects I did the ‘think SPRING’ using My Digital Studio, printed out on Whisper White and then went to work from there.  I stamped the stem in Versamark and embossed using Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, I did the flowers in Strawberry Slush and then one is added using dimensionals.  This panel is layered onto Wild Wasabi, I added a Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon ‘tab’.  I did a Strawberry Slush panel through the Fancy Fan Embossing folder, added to a Strawberry Slush card base then added the think SPRING panel using dimensionals.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

HopFrameBack for our Halloween hop last year, I did a little mini memory box just like this only it was black.  I bought that and this white one last year at Michael’s but I’m sure you can find it on the Internet.  I hadn’t done anything using this white one so out it came for SPRING!

The top panel is Strawberry Slush dsp.  I made the panel the same as I did for the card above only put on one flower instead of two.  The flowers on the bottom are all stamped in Strawberry Slush.  The leaves are the bird wings from the 2-step bird punch and the leaves/branch from that punch.  They are in Wild Wasabi.  Each flower is layered onto a Label Punch Smoky Slate piece then added to the little window.  Because of the depth of each of the ‘windows’ there is a lot of dimensionals popping things up!  I made a bow out of Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon and a Boutique Detail and added using glue dots.  Basic Rhinestones are added to finish it off.

I hope you are feeling a little ‘springy’ now!  And if you are ‘hop’ on over to Cindy Elam’s Heart’s Delight Cards blog and get ready for more fun!

clickhere2013Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Simple Stems

TSSC306It’s Monday again and time for another Teachnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.

I told you that I was going to do something a little different for the next several Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges and that was to the Simple Stems set from the Occasions Mini, along with the Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp paper for the sketches.  Well believe it or not this is the last one that I did!  I hope that you enjoyed the 4 different looks with the Simple Stems and Sweet Sorbet dsp!

Here’s the details…

  • Crisp Cantaloupe – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp – Crisp Cantaloupe print 4 x 5 1/4 and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, run through Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, layer on Pool Party 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 and add to card front
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 1 – add to card front
  • Pool Party – 3 x 3/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black add to card front
  • Stamp large flower in Pool Party and rose in Crisp Cantaloupe, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add two Basic Black Candy Dots to finish it off.

TSSC306I hope you enjoyed my little series of Simple Stems cards based on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges.  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): Simple Stems, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Remembering Your Birthday

CAS264Oh…I was so excited with the CAS challenge this week on SCS.  The theme was to case a card in Loll’s gallery.  Loll has the CAS style down to PERFECTION and I had such a fun time time going through her gallery to find something to case.

I chose this card of Loll’s and really kept the idea of the card pretty much the same.  I did add the woodgrain dry embossing on the bottom layer and used SU stuff for the rest of it.  I think this is just a PERFECT masculine card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through woodgrain embossing folder and add to card base
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting in Basic Black and add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4 x 3 1/4.  Add piece of Baked Brown Sugar that has been stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp using Soft Suede ink.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Secret Garden framelit – do stem/leaves in Basic Black, add using dimensionals.

Yep…that really and truly is all that there is to this card!  And speaking of cards…

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* Edition runs March 30 – April 19
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Set(s): Remembering Your Birthday, Woodgrain Background
Paper: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Secret Garden Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring