Monthly Archives: April 2014

Peaceful Petals

TSSC312Yep…it’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and yep…time for another Pumpkin Flower from me!  LOL!!!  I told you you’d be seeing a lot of these!

I just think this flower looks soooooo awesome colored with Blendabilities.  I love how the colors are so easy to combine.  I can hardly wait to get these in many colors…who knows…coloring might just become one of my favorite things!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 foldeded
  • Pear Pizzazz  – 3 3/4 x 5.  Layer onto Midnight Muse 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • Add the Pear Pizzazz print from Gingham Garden dsp – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Add a piece of the Pumpkin Pie print from the Brights dsp paper pack.
  • Stamp greeting using Midnight Muse
  • Tie Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon around the panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp flower using Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color Flower using the three Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities shades and the stem using regular Pear Pizzazz.  Cut out using Circle Framelits and add to card front using dimensionals.

TSSC312I have to admit…I did struggle with this one but I like the way it finally turned out!  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): Peaceful Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Midnight Muse, Gingham Garden dsp, Brights dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Midnight Muse, Pear Pizzazz, Blendabilities – Pumpkin Pie set
Other: Circle Framelits, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

A Dozen Thoughts

CAS270I really liked the CAS challenge for this week which is simply stars.  I wish we had more stars to work with but I was able to use the star in Perfect Pennant for the larger star and then punch out some of the small stars from the Merry Mini Punch Pack.  I decided to go very simply with the colors tool

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White:  4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Punch out some Whisper White stars and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate:  4 1/4 x 1 1/2.  Stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss.
  • Stamp star in Versamark on Smoky Slate, white emboss cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some of the smallest basic rhinestones.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

Yep…that really is all there is to this!

Set(s): Perfect Pennant, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink: Versamark
Other: Merry Mini Punch Pack, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Peaceful Petals

ThursChallengeBlogHopBadgeOh my!  The Create with Connie and Mary blog has been down due to a cyber attack on typepad!  We did know they are working on it as fast as they could but we wanted to make sure, no matter what, we brought you our Thursday Challenge!  (It IS back up now!)  So…we are doing something fun…A Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Design Team Hop!  Same wonderful ideas…but in a hop instead!  So check out the hop and then, as always, head over to Create to join the challenge!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures blog!  What a GREAT card!

CCMC300This week we have a fun color challenge for you.  The challenge is to use Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey.  They colors are from the Celebrations Banner Add-On kit and I used some of my leftover pieces from these kits for my card.  I really like these colors.  They are a bit different and oh my…the designers all have a very different take on it!

CCMC300Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 8 12 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, run through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and layer onto Basic Grey 5 x 3 3/4.
  • Wrap piece of Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Take tag from Celebrations Banner Kit, stamp Hello using Basic Grey and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flower from Peaceful Petals using Versamark on a print from the Calypso Coral Add-On Kit, black emboss and cut out.  Use Calypso Coral to add some accents and color the center with Basic Grey marker.
  • Cut out 2 Little Leaves from Basic Grey, add behind flower and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Grey Candy Dots to finish it off.

So…now it is off to Deb Currier’s blog to check our her wonderful card…she has such a wonderful Clean and Simple Style…I always LOVE her stuff!

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Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the design team did with this week’s challenge!

Set(s): Peaceful Petals, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral
Ink: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: Celebrations Banner Kit, Calypso Coral Add-On Kit, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Black Embossing Powder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

 

Blessed Easter

SUO95Welcome to another SUO Challenge!  These theme challenges are just soooo much fun!  Our theme this time is Featuring Flowers and with sooooo many wonderful Stampin’ Up! flowers from which to choose, it is TOUGH to narrow it down!

As I said yesterday my friend Jackie won a set of the Pumpkin Pie Blendability Markers at the Mason Unite and Excite SU event and when she came over on Saturday…I got to PLAY!  Since I already had these done…I figured…WHY NOT!  Oh…I just LOVE to color with these things!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Old Olive dsp (Brights Paper Pack) – 3 3/4 x 5, layer on Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • Take a tag from the Celebration Banner Kit, stamp hello (a Dozen Thoughts) using Basic Black, add tag using dimensionals.
  • Wrap Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon around panel and add to card front.
  • Stamp the tulips using Memento Black ink two times.  Stamp the stems/leaves using Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color the flowers using the three shades of Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities, cut out and add to the card tulip image using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team did with their flowers!

Set(s): Blessed Easter, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Brights dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie Set
Other: Celebrations Banner Kit, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

 

Create with Connie & Mary Server Issues

We are aware that Create with Connie and Mary is currently unavailable.  Typepad has had server issues over the past several days and all their blogs have been up and down.  Typepad is working on the problem and is hoping to have it up as quickly as possible.  Remember, our Card Create-tions 2014 website will be available until NEXT March, so you’ll be able to access all the card set projects until then!

Thanks for your patience!

SiggySpring

Blessed Easter

TSSC311Oh…it’s Monday again and time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge and Mary Jo has ANOTHER great challenge for you!

If you remember last week I mentioned that we got to play with the new Blendabilities Markers and that I used the vases I had colored at the Mason Unite and Excite event.  At the event my friend Jackie Susnik won a set of those markers and she picked the Pumpkin Pie set!  Well…on Saturday she and my friend Jo came over to play and I colored a bunch of images.  Don’t be surprised if there is a lot of PUMPKIN on my sit!

Here’s the details for my card…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3 3/4 x 5 – 2 different prints cut on the diagonal and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4.  Stamp tulips using Memento Black Pad.  Flowers are colored with the three Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities and the stems with regular Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive markers (oh…PLEASE let me get these Blendabilities SOON!!!).  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 1/4 x 1.  Stamp hello using Basic Grey, cut into banner.  Add Pumpkin Pie button using Whisper White Bakers Twine.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • The three Rhinestones are colored using each of the three colors in the Pumpkin Pie set and added to the card front to finish it off!

TSSC311What a perfectly delightful sketch!  I just LOVE It!!  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): Blessed Easter, Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Brights dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Blendabilities – Pumpkin Pie set
Other: Brights Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Tour de Freaks – April

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Welcome everyone to the April Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  We are so happy that you are joining us!  The month our theme is masculine or ‘gender neutral’…I decided to go with the ‘gender neutral’ one!  If you are going forward through the blog, you arrived here from Wendy Weixler’s Wickedly Wonderful Blog!  She always has the most AMAZING things!

CFAprBlogHopCard1For my projects I decided to focus on using the Retro Fresh dsp.  We have several dsp’s right now that says ‘gender neutral to me.  This layout might look familiar to the other freaks as I used this card but with different dsp for my last Control Freak swap!  This really really quite fun (and easy)  The base if Coastal Cabana, Take a piece of Very Vanilla and lay 4 different dsp prints (7/8″ each) on it.  Cut out the Starburst Framelit.  Wrap some Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon around it.  Stamp Oh Happy Day on another piece of Very Vanilla layer behind the opening using dimensionals then add to card front using dimensionals along the top and bottom.

Oh…but you have this WONDERFUL circle that you cut out from this card….you can’t let it go to waste!

CFAprBlogHopCard2Yep…that circle works perfectly on my second card.  Again the base if Coastal Cabana.  I took another strip of the Coastal Cabana and ran it through my Arrows Textured Embossing Folder and added it to the card front then added my cool leftover circle.  Next I made my tag, stamped the star in So Saffron and the greeting in Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, and Coastal Cabana, added a strip of dsp to the bottom, Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon to the top tied with Linen Thread.  The tag is added using dimensionals.  I stamped the celebrate in Soft Suede on So Saffron, cut out with the Starburst Framelit and added it to the card to finish it off.

Okay…time for the my last item…a little money holder.  No matter WHAT gender you are…money works!

CFAprBlogHopeMoneyClsdThis is a quick and easy money holder.  Now because gift cards are just a smidge bigger than 2″…I went with money instead of gift card so it would work with my Tag Topper punch.  Went with this one so that it again was more ‘gender neutral’ then the scallop one would be!

CFAprBlogHopMoneyOpenThe outside is really just 3″ by 4 3/4″ wrapped about the tag and the tag is 2 x 5.  Fold up 1 1/2″ on the bottom to create the flap and secure with the Retro Fresh Washi Tape.  I just LOVE all the thing you can do with the Washi Tape!  The AWESOME is from the the Cool Kids set, stamped in Soft Sued on Very Vanilla and cut into a banner.  The stars are from Perfect Pennant, stamped in Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry.  The candy Dots are Crumb Cake (because I ran out of all the Soft Suede one from the card above!)

I hope you enjoyed my projects and are inspired to do some fun things with the Retro Fresh dsp!  Now it’s time to hop on over to Judy DiScipio at Judy Stamps blog and check out the GREAT projects she has for you!

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Just a note….typepad was hacked this past week and there have been problems with typepad blogs on and off all week.  If you run into a blog that doesn’t work…here’s a list of the hop participants…

Justin Krieger:   www.jkcardsonline.com
Connie Babbert:  www.inkspiredtreasures.com
Debbie Henderson:  www.debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com
Cindy Elam:  www.heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com
LeeAnn Greff:  www.flowerbug.typepad.com
Wendy Weixler:  www.wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogpost.com
Mary Brown:  http://www.stampercamper.com
Judy DiScipio:  www.judystamps.blogspot.com
Barb Mulikin:  www.barbstamps.com

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring