Daily Archives: July 19, 2014

Tour de Freaks – July

freakwelcome2013Hello everyone and welcome to the July Tour de Freaks!  Many of Freaks are off at convention (which is just finishing up) but thanks to the wonder of the blogging world whether you are exhausted from a great convention or having a great time at home stamping with friends you are in for a treat.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from the very talented Debbie Henderson and her Debbie’s Designs blog.  I just LOVE her stuff!

And now for my stuff!  I just LOVE the new Bloom for You single stamp and matching punch and decided to feature that in my projects this month.  First up…

Card1If you follow my blog at all you know that I just LOVE CAS (clean and simple) cards.  I like lots of ‘white space’ on my cards and often my ‘white space’ is just that….WHITE!

For this card the base is 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  The next layer is 5 x 3 3/4  I stamped the chevron from the Work of Art stamp in Night of Navy, my friend from And Many More in Garden Green.  The panel is added using dimensionals. The flower is stamped in Crushed Curry – two times – punch out and layered,  the center done with Night of Navy and the ‘leaves’ is the same flower punch in Wild Wasabi.   I colored some Basic Pearls with my Night of Navy (darkest) blendabilities and add to the card to finish off.

Card2So for my next project I used the same make up for the flower.  The card base is Night of Navy 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  I took the Night of Navy polka dotted dsp from the Regals paper pack.   One strip 5 x 1 1/2, middle is 5 x 3/4 and smallest is 5 x 1/2.  These panels are added using dimensionals.  Whisper White is 1″ x 4 1/8 with a 1/8″ Crushed Curry strip on it, cut into a banner, stamp the greeting using Garden Green and add to card front.  Like I said the flower is done the same way as above and added using dimensionals.  Finally I colored some pearls using the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (middle one) and add to the card front.

ThankYouGift1And now for my 3D item.  We wanted to do a little thank you gift for our helpers at Create with Connie and Mary LIVE last Saturday.  I found these cool memo pad holders at Michael’s and thought they would just be perfect altered and they are just SOOOOO cheery!  The memo pad holder was Night of Navy with the fun white dots on it.  I wrapped a piece of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon then a piece of the Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon aroun dit.  I make a flower (same as above) EXCEPT for the center I used the ‘dotted’ center from the Beautiful Bunch set on Night of Navy and White Embossed so that it looked like the background.  The pen has a piece of the Crushed Curry Dotted dsp inside.

Now it’s time to head over to Justin’s jk cards blog!  He is sharing his convention swaps with you.



Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’



Flower Patch

DSC02035WOW…we have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  It’s been all about NEW items in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog and we have had such fun creating for you!  Even though the collection is over, since all the project featured items in the NEW catalog…these ideas are good ALL YEAR LONG.  So…it’s not to late to join!

The last challenge is just for the design team.  And for this last one, it is a delightful color challenge:  Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon.  I could wait to pair those wonderful colors up with the Flower Patch set…LOVE this set!

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11.  Stamp with the Hardwood Background stamp using Lost Lagoon ink.
  • Moonlight dsp – ‘raindrop’ print – 3 x 4 1/4.  Layer onto Mossy Meadow 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.
  • Add Mossy Meadow dsp polka dot print banner and Moonlight Lost Lagoon wavy print banner.  Add Basic Hodgepodge clip at top.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow on 3/4 x 3 1/2 Whisper White.  Cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Stamp Flower Patch flower two times using Lost Lagoon ink and cut out using the Flower Fair matching framelits.  Stamp center using Sahara Sand and leaves using Mossy Meadow and cut everything out using matching framelits.  Layer and add using dimensionals.

SummerBadgeWe have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition 2104!  This collection featured products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!  Even thought the collection is over if you are looking for some great ideas for the items in the NEW CATALOG, then this collection is for you!

It’s NOT too late to join!  When you do you will see all the projects shared !  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Flower Patch, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Incolor dsp paper pack, Moonlight dsp paper pack
Ink: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Other: Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Flower Fair Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!