Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lovely Amazing You

F4A265As soon as I saw this new photopolymer set, I just KNEW I had to have it!  I do LOVE feather images and I think the font they used for the greetings is just fun!

So today I decided before I got started with school work I’d do a little stamping and saw that the Free for All challenge on SCS is CAS but with a dark color.  What can I say…that had my name written all over it!  LOL!!!  I decided to use the pretty Blackberry Bliss as my base instead of black…but still a dark color.

Here’s the details…

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4 x 11.  Run top through the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the feather image twice using Versamark on Blackberry Bliss and white emboss.  Cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add a couple Basic Rhinestones to finish off.
Set(s): Lovely Amazing You
Paper: Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Cheerful Critters

CCMC347Happy Thursday everyone!  And of course since it is Thursday, that means another fun challenge from Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This week we have a fun and easy sketch challenge for you.  I thought it would be just perfect with that cute little bunny from the Cheerful Critters set.  How cute is she poking out from the ‘hole’ in my card.  I thought it was just too cute!

Here’s the detail s –

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  Add piece of Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon to card front.
  • Sweet Dreams dsp – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, punch 2″ circle in the lower left.
  • Stamp bunny in Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color using Smokey Slate and Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  Cut out and add behind punched out circle with the banner on top.
  • Layer onto Sahara Sand 3 3/4 x 5 using dimensionals.  Add to card front using dimensionals

 

Set(s): Cheerful Critters
Paper: Whisper White, Calpso Coral, Sahara Sand, Sweet Dreams dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Sheltering Tree

TSSC358For this week’s Technostamper Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge I decided it was time to pull out my Sheltering Tree set again but this time I wanted to go soft and pretty in pink!

I really like the look of the pink – makes me think that maybe…just maybe spring is on its way!  One of the things though was I was using my Pink Pirouette ink and it just wasn’t dark enough for the leaves so I pulled out my pink chalk ink pad and it was just PERFECT!

Here’s the details –

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 – round bottom corners.  stamp trunk using Sahara Sand, leaves using Pink Pirouette AND then Rose Coral chalk ink, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, stamp ground using Pistachio Pudding.  Add to card front
  • Striped (Sweet Dreams dsp) – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, punch with Scallop Edge Punch, wrap piece of Wild Wasabi Twine, add bow.  Add piece to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut clip off heart paper clip.  Add to card front.  Tie White Baker’s Twine to Sahara Sand Sweet Dream button and add to center to finish off.

TSSC358Okay…I took a little ‘artistic license’ with this!…I hope you can join the fun!    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): Sheltering Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Dreams dsp
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Rose Coral Chalk Ink
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Basic Hodgepodege Clips, Sweet Dreams Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

You Brighten My Day

SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  As a reminder for the month of March, we are focusing on Sale-a-bration as we wind our are great products this each.  This week each team member is ‘sale-a-bration’ –

You Bright My Day

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog. As always her card is just delightful!

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This past week I had to travel to Boston (yes… BOSTON the city of SNOW!) to present at a conference.  The trip was wonderful but between the time change (I HATE THIS ONE!) and traveling…I’ve just been sort of tired so I figured I needed some SUNSHINE!

Here’s the details –

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, use the ‘sunshine’ stencil from the Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit and sponge using Crushed Curry
  • Stamp You Brighten My Day using StazOn Jet Black ink.
  • Layer onto Basic Black 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp light bulb using StazOn Jet Black and color with Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate markers.  Punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle punch, layer on 1 3/8 Silver Glimmer and then add to 1 3/4 Basic Black Scallop Circle using dimensionals.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a slew of Basic Rhinestones – why not!
  • Add Crystal Effect over the light bulb to make it ‘glassy’ looking.
Set(s): You Brighten My Dy
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Other: Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Crystal Effect, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

 

Kinda Eclectic

CCMC346Oh…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a great color challenge for you:  Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Basic Black.

I really like this set but it was one of those that got ‘pushed aside’ when I got new stuff!  When I was trying to figure out a good set to use with these colors, I saw the leaves and decided it would be perfect!  And I have to say…I do like the way it turned out!

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded
  • Something Borrowed dsp – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2, Punch 5 section Scallop Edge out of Basic Black, add behind and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4 – stamp ‘sun’ in Sahara Sand, row of dots in Memento Black and greeting in Wild Wasabi.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp leaves twice on Whisper White using Wild Wasabi – one ‘full strength’ and one stamped off once.  Add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Something Borrowed dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Wild Wasabi. Sahara Sand
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

For Peeps Sake

SUO118It’s time again for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Easter Fun!  Well the only real ‘Easter’ set I have is For Peeps Sake – what a cute set this is!

I decided instead of going with a springy ‘pastel’ look I would go with just yellow and black which is perfect I think for those little peeps!  Aren’t they just the CUTEST?  I think they are just ADORABLE!!!  And of course they look best when they are cut out!  You know me!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Black/White Chevron print (Stacked with Love dsp paper pack) – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Crushed Curry 3 3/4 x 5 and layer onto card front.
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4, left side 1 1/4, right side 2 1/8 – cut along the top on a diagonal.
  • Stamp greeting in Basic Black and Crushed Curry.  Stamp chicks feet and ‘extras’ using Basic Black.  Stamp chicks using Crushed Curry, cut out, color eyes with using Basic Black.- add using dimensionals.
  • Add strips of the Crushed Curry print from the Birthday Bash dsp along top and bottom of panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie white bakers twine into Best Year Ever SAB Crushed Curry buttons and add using glue dots.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): For Peeps Sake
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, , Stacked with Love dsp Paper Stack, Birthday Bashed dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Other: Best Year Ever dsp Accessory Pack, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Butterfly Basics

TSSC357As soon as I saw the sketch this week for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with it!

One of things that I bought in my first order was the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Now this is not my ‘usual’ things that I use when making cards but I thought it would be some fun things to work with.  I’ve only used it on a couple things…but they are fun!

Here’s the details –

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 4 x 3 1/4, run through the Spring Flower embossing folder and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using Blackberry Bliss on card front.
  • Cut end off doily from the kit and add to card front.
  • Dotted print from Painted Blooms dsp – 4 x 1 1/8.  Weave the Blackberry velvet ribbon (from the kit) through the Rose Red lace (in the kit), wrap around the dsp and add to card front.
  • Stamp the lace butterfly using Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White, cut out using butterfly framelit and add to the card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC357See wasn’t this sketch perfect for using with the kit?  I thought so…I hope you can join the fun!    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): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Painted Blooms dsp
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Artisan Embellishment Kit, Butterfly Framelites, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Lotus Blossom

SatHopWelcomeWelcome to the NEW Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  We can all tell that you enjoyed our Saturday Blog Hops that are part of our collections so we decided to make a couple of changes and our amazing design team will ‘hopping’ EVERY Saturday!  For the month of March, we are focusing on Sale-a-bration as we wind our are great products this each.  This week each team member is ‘sale-a-bration’ –

Lotus Blossom

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog. Her card is just delightful!

LotusBlossomDon’t you just LOVE this set?  I know that I do and so does all our design team members.  A couple weeks ago we had a color challenge of Hello Honey, Sahara Sand and Basic Black.  I just LOVED this color combo and when I was trying to figure out what colors to use for my card today, I decided to go with this combo.

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through large dotted folder.  Wrap piece of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Wrap two pieces of Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add Sahara Sand 3/16″ x 4 1/4 strips.  Add panel to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4.  Stamp Blossom in Hello Honey, Hello Honey stamped off once, So Saffron stamped off once.  Add stem to block curling top in opposite direction.  Stamp detail in Sahara Sand full strength and solid image stamped off once.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black.
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/2, add stamped panel using dimensionals.  Add to care front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.
Set(s): Lotus Blossom, Sheltering Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Memento Black, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Other: Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Large Dotted Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

SatHopClickHere

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

Sheltering Tree

ShelteringTreeLast month at a workshop I decided use The Sheltering Tree set.  It’s been so cold and all around ‘yucky’ here in Ohio and decided we needed a little ‘pick me up’ so I decided pick leaves on my tree would be perfect and everyone really enjoyed this.

The Free For All Challenge on SCS today is to use trees so I thought today would be a good day to share that.  Well…that and it is 3 degrees outside!  I am soooo over winter.  And what am I doing tomorrow (Saturday)?  Flying out to Boston for a couple days!  I need a happy pink tree!

Here’s the details –

  • Sahara Sand – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Something Borrowed – 4 1/4 x 1 1/2  and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5 x 4 1/4.  The top side is 5 the bottom is 4 1/4.  Cut left edge on a diagonal.
  • Stamp set in Sahara Sand, leaves in Rose Coral Chalk ink and swish in Pink Pirouette.  Stamp greeting using Basic Black.
  • Add Pink Pirouette strip behind Whisper White, trim to fit and add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Pink Pirouette banner – 7/8 x 1 1/4, Something Borrowed print banner – 3/4 x 1.  Add to card front.
  • Tie Whisper White Cotton Twine bow and add to banners.
Set(s): Sheltering Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Something Borrowed dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Rose Coral Chalk
Other: Neutral Buttons, White Cotton Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Love is Kindness

CCMC345It’s another Thursday so time for another fun challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

This week we have a fun sketch challenge for it.  It’s a fun sketch and you can use any shape (where I have the three circles) but I decided to stick with the circles and make a happy Spring card!

Here’ the details –

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Striped print (Painted Blossoms dsp) – 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, layer onto Wild Wasabi 4 x 4, add piece of Wild Wasabi Seam Binding on a diagonal and to card front.
  • Cut 1 3/4 circle from Hello Honey, run through Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Cut 2″ circle from Wild Wasabi, run through Decorative Dots and dd to card front.
  • Stamp image on Whisper White using Memento Black, color using Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities, punch out using 2 1/2″ circle punch and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black on Pistachio Pudding 1/2 x 2, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Love is Kindness, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Wild Wasabi, Pistachio Pudding, Painted Blooms dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Other: Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Wild Wasabi Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy