Monthly Archives: May 2014

Work of Art

MayMnT3I just love the colors in the Maritime dsp – Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.  For that workshop in May, like I said in my other posts we made 4 easy cards.  I decided to show off a new set (and of course I used my VERY FAVORITE new set – Work of ART) and when I was trying to figure out some cool colors to use, I decided it would be fun to used the colors in the Maritime dsp.  Just a note…the Real Red button on this is a retired one.  I didn’t have enough of the new buttons to use for all the make and times.  The new ones will work great too!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • Stamp chevron using Coastal Cabana, larger swoosh using Real Red and small swoosh using Night of Navy.
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Layer onto Coastal Cabana 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.
  • Punch out Night of Navy Bitty Banner and add to pack of panel then add panel to card front.
  • Tie white Baker’s Twine into Real Red button and add to card front using glue dot.

Yep…it’s another quick and easy card!

Set(s): Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Night of Navy
Other: Brights Buttons, Bitty Banner Punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Sea Street

CCMC305Oh…it’s Thursday again so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have such a fun challenge this week.

When I saw Connie’s card she had used the Sea Street set which was the same set that I used.  But you can see that although we used the same set and the same sketch…our cards really look NOTHING alike!  How fun!

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Night of Nay 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out two prints from the Maritime dsp using the Starburst framelits and add to card front.
  • ‘Fussy cut’ a strip of the banners and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp octopus using Night of Navy ink and cut out.
  • Stamp hello using Real Red, cut out and add to cut off toothpick.  Add to octopus using a glue dot.
  • Add octopus to card front using a double stack of dimensionals to finish it off.

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

Set(s): Sea Street, Perfect Pennant
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Maritime dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Other: Decorative Dots dsp, Starburst Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Too Kind

MayMnT1Here’s another card I wanted to show you all before things totally retire.  This uses the I Am Me dsp ( just like my card on Sunday) along with the Needlepoint Embossing Folders.  It is based on this card by Lee Conrey.

This was one of the other cards we did as a make and take at my May workshop.  So much fun!  The colors on this are just so happy!  I like cheerful cards like this one!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral polka dots (I Am Me dsp) – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Run each side through the Scallop Needlepoint Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp stem using Wild Wasabi and the flowers using Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral.  The greeting is stamped using Basic Black.
  • Add strips of Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 1/2 to EACH side and add panel to card front using dimensionals.

See…another quick and easy card!

Set(s): Too Kind
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, I Am Me dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Other: Needlepoint Embossing Folders, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Bloom with Hope

TSSC316Happy Monday everyone and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Since it is Monday, it is, of course, time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  Mary Jo once again has a GREAT sketch for us!

I wanted to use some of my ‘new stuff’…you all know how I LOVE NEW STUFF!!!  I am really liking the new hostess set “Bloom with Hope” and the Lullaby dsp is NOT just for babies!  The colors are GREAT and the prints so versatile!  It’s definitely a ‘must have’ paper!

Here’s the details…

  • Pistachio Pudding – 4 1/4 x 11
  • So Saffron – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Add on piece of Lullaby dsp 3 1/2 x 2 1/2.  Layer onto Baked Brown Sugar 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • Tie a piece of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon around panel and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting from Something to Say using StazOn Jet Black ink.  Cut out using Oval framelit and add to card front.
  • Stamp flowers using StazOn Jet Black ink, color using Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding Markers.  Cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Color some Basic Pearls using the darkest Daffodil Delight Blendability.  Add to over to finish it out.

TSSC316Don’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): Bloom with Hope, Something To Say
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Lullaby dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar
Other: Ovals Framelits, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Bloom with Hope

Bloom2The CAS challenge is such a great on…May flowers!  How can you resist a great theme like that…I know I couldn’t!

Okay…I will have to say that I cheated just a little bit with this one.  I had the flower done and ‘sitting on top of my desk’.  You all know how much I like to create that way!

I will have to say I struggle a bit with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities but I think this one turned out pretty good.

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 11 folded.
  • Whisper White – 3 /2 x 4 1/4, run through Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 1 1/2.  Cut into a banner.  Add a strip of Calypso Coral Chevron dsp 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black.
  • Wrap piece of Coastal Cabana twine around banner and add to card front using dimensionals.  Tie bow with the Coastal Cabana twine and add to banner.
  • Stamp flower using Memento Black ink on Whisper White.  Color flower using Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and center using the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.

Oh…I just love using this set and coloring it in with the Blendabilities…just such fun!

Set(s): Bloom with Hope
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Subtles dsp paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana set, Daffodil Delight set.
Other: Coastal Cabana Twine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Perfect Pennant

MayMnT2Hello everyone!  We have been having just a beautiful weekend here…nice sunshine!  How wonderful!

I wanted to share a card we did as one of our make and takes at my May workshop.  We made a total of 4 easy cards.

I just the I am Me dsp and will miss it when it goes away.  It is just such bright and happy paper!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Diagonal Strip (I Am Me dsp) – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front.
  • Smoky Slate – 3 x 5 1/2.  Add grey chevron from I A Me dsp 1 x 3.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 1 3/4 x 3 1/4.  Use the banner framelit (bottom end of it) to make this into a flag.
  • Stamp star using Crushed Curry, and greeting using Real Red, Basic Grey and Lost Lagoon.
  • Add to card front using Retro Fresh Washi Tape.

I just love those quick and easy cards!

Set(s): Perfect Pennant
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Real Red, I Am Me dsp
Ink: Basic Grey, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon
Other: Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Banner Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Work of Art

CCMC304Yep…it’s this set again!  Sometimes I use a new set because…well it is new set and I am soooooo bored with everything else I have I just keep using my new set.  Other times it’s because I truly LOVE my new set.  In this case…I truly LOVE this new set! Oh my…it is such fun to play with and Create!

  • And speaking of create…it’s Thursday so time once again for a Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week it’s a fun color challenge with the soft colors of Soft Sky, Sahara Sand and Basic Grey.  Aren’t these just GORGEOUS together!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Stamp the large swish using Soft Sky and the smaller swish using Sahara Sand.  Stamp the greeting using Basic Grey then add the grey diagonal strip (Epic Day Washi Tape).
  • Layer onto 4 9/16 x 3 3/16 (yes…it’s a VERY thin border!) Basic Grey.
  • Layer this onto Sahara Sand 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 using dimensionals then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Finish it off by adding some Basic Rhinestones!

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

Set(s): Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
Other: Epic Day Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring