Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tour de Freaks May

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the May Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  This month we are all new catalog sneak peeks!  With the new catalog launch right around the corner– here’s a great way to get some super ideas from the amazing Control Freak stampers!

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Melissa Davies and her Rubberfunatics Blog!  She has just such great ideas!

Oh my word…I just LOVE the new RMHC set – Sprinkled with Love.  Okay…I REALLY love the coordinating punch!  A TREE!!!  We got a TREE punch!  I’m SO happy!

First…here’s a cute little card…

MayHopI had such a fun time making these trees!  It does take a little patience with all the little pieces but I think it is worth worth it.  You have to be friends with your Tombow Glue to make this work.

Here’s the details:

  • Watermelon Wonder – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, layer onto Tip Top Taupe 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Tip Top Taupe and add to card front using using dimensionals.
  • Sun – Delightful Dijon and Cherry on Top dsp Paper stack.  1″ Circle punch, Banner punch.  Add using dimensionals
  • Trees – Tip Top Taupe (trunk), Cucumber Crush (solid top of tree), Garden Green (individual leaves) Watermelon Wonder (small flowers), Cherry on Top print (individual leaves and ‘ground’).  Add the bottom one right on the card, add the ‘ground’ then add the tree on top.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestone to finish it off

So…take pretty much all the same things and make it 3D.  I found this chalk banner at Michael’s along with the SMILE would piece and thought it would make a fun wallhanging.

DSC03519The only thing that is really different is the ‘smile’ on top.  I started by covering in white craft ink and drying (wanted it white and not wood).  Next, starting at the bottom lay on strips of the Cherry on Top Washi Tape.  Once you have that done, turn it over on a cutting pad and using an exacto knife, cut off the excess.  That’s all there is to that and such a GREAT look!

So the sun is the same as above (only added some basic rhinestones), 3 trees instead of two, the smile wood piece and then add a Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim bow to the top.

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Now it’s time to head over to LeeAnn Greff’s Flowerbug blog.  I always just love her projects!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Starburst Sayings

TSSC363Hppy Monday everyone!  Since it is the third Monday of the month it’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge.  Mary Jo has another fun sketch for us and I’m still on kick to use more of my retiring items before they are gone.

I haven’t used my Starburst Sayings in a while and thought it would work paired up with the Confetti Celebration dsp.  I love the fun, bright colors in this paper!

Here’s the details –

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Confetti Celebration – 2 1/8 x 5 1/2
  • Tangelo Twist – 1 x 5 1/2, cut out using the Large Scallop Edgelit, layer behind dsp and add to card front.  Add Basic Black strip – 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Stamp large Starburst Saying using Versamark on Whisper White, black emboss, cut out using matching framelit and color using Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay markers.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp small Starburst Saying using Versamark on Crushed Curry, black, emboss, cut out using matching framelit and add using dimensionals

TSSC363Once again…another SIMPLE sketch to make it easy for you to 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): Starburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey, Confetti Celebration dsp
Ink: Versamark, Markers:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist
Other: Starburst Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

No Lion

SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and Connie picked the theme of Punch Art!  What can I say…TOUGH ONE!

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  She is the queen of punch art!

Well all I can say is punch art makes me break out in a cold sweat!  Connie said…that’s why this is called a challenge.  Hmmm…I have enough challenges in my life already!  LOL!  I need to apologize ahead of time…mine is a little lame!

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I do think this is kind of cute and really easy to make.  You only need these punches for the lion:  Pansy Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch.  2-Step Bird Punch.

Here’s the details –

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crushed Curry print (Cherry on Top dsp Paper Stack) – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 3 1/4.  Round right corners and add to card front
  • Make lion using the punches above.  The head of the Pansy punch (cut the petals apart on the Delightful Dijon one so they stick out behind the other one).  Face is the 1″ Circle, eyes 1/2″ and 1/4″.  Nose is 1/4″ with the top cut off.  Draw on the rest of the face.  Body is 1 1/4″ with the bottom cut off, feet 1/2″ circle and tail is 2-Step Bird Punch.  Add lion to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Rotary Alphabet Stamp using Memento Black on So Saffron.  Cut into Banner and add to card front.
  • Add 1/2″ Basic Black Circle and 1/4″ Delightful Dijon Circle to the card front to finish off.
Set(s): Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, So Saffron, Cherry on Top dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Memento Black
Other: Pansy Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch.  2-Step Bird Punch, Project Life Corner Punch, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Create with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

Sea Street

CCMC355Well another Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch for you!  I decided to change it from a horizontal card to a square card.  Sometimes I just like this size best!

I haven’t used my Sea Street set for awhile and wanted to use the Moonlight DSP again before it was gone.

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Moonlight dsp paper stack – 15/16 x 1 1/2 – pick 4 different print and add to the Whisper White panel, add Silver Foil strip 1/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Add to Blackberry Bliss 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp octopus using Blackberry Bliss, cute out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting banner using Lost Lagoon on Whisper White, cut out and add to a toothpick with the ends cut off.  Add to card.
  • Add 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): Sea Street, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack, Silver Foil
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimenionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Petite Petals

SUO122Oooooo…do we ever have a fun challenge for you this time on the SUO Challenge!  The theme is FUN FLORALS and who doesn’t love all thing flowers!

I decided to pull out my Petite Petals stamp set…haven’t used that for a while and thought it would be a fun little set of flower for my card!

Here’s my details –

  • Basic Black – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The left side is 3 1/2 and the right side is 2 1/2.  Add to card front leaving a little bit of the black showing through at the top.
  • Stamp HAPPY in Crushed Curry and Birthday in Memento Black.
  • Stamp Flower in both Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight, punch out with the Petite Petals Punch, snip between the petals and add to card front (bending up the petals some)
  • Add black candy dots (or color any color candy dot with Black Sharpie if you need more) to the center of the flowers to finish off.

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

Set(s): Petite Petals, Celebrate Today
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight
Other: Neutral Candy Dots, Petite Petals Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Butterfly Basics

SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and Debbie picked the theme of Watercolor Wash!  What a fun technique

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  She always has such GREAT cards!

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This was such fun to do.  Instead of ‘washing’ a color for the background, I took the watercolor paper, used my aquapainter to wet it, then stamped the fern using Wild Wasabi.  Then I took my aquapainter again and colored over it with water to give it that washed out look.  Then while it was still wet, I stamped again using the Wild Wasabi and just let it spread without adding more water.

Here’s the detials

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2.  Do like I said above wetting the paper stamping, using the aquapainter etc.
  • Blackberry Bliss dsp (from the Incolor paper stack) – 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Add behind the watercolor panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Mossy Meadow – 1 1/8 x 3 1/4.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp small butterfly 3 times using Blackberry Bliss, punch with bitty butterfly and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.
Set(s): Butterfly Basic
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Incolor dsp Paper Stack, Watercolor paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Create with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

SatHopClickHereUntil next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

Geometrical

CCMC354It’s time for another GREAT challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week it is a fun color challenge:  Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist and Gold.  How fun is that!

Recently I’ve been on a geometrical shapes kick.  Since the Geometrical set and matching Triangle Punch is retiring I thought I’d use it for my card this week.  It worked out perfectly!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp 3 each of triangle image using Bermuda Bay and striped image using Tangelo Twist, punch out using Triangle punch, also punch out 3 Gold Foil Triangles.  Add triangles to card front.

Yep…SUPER SIMPLE!

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): Hey There, Geometrical
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist
Other: Triangle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Love is Kindness

TSSC362Happy Monday everyone!  Since it is the first Monday of the month, it is time for another Tehcnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

Mary Jo has a fun sketch for you and I decided to ‘change it up’ a little bit for my card today.  For the month of May I’m trying to use things that are retiring and/or Occasions Mini item.  I pretty much got it all in there on my card!  I just LOVE this tulip image…it is sooo pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add strips of Pistachio Pudding (Incolor dsp paper stack) 5/8 x 3 5/8 to the panel.
  • Layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, wrap pieces of Bermuca Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon then add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Tulip image using Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color in using Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities (I soooo wish we still had these!), cut out image and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp image from A Round Array using Memento Black on Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding, punch out using 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch and 1/2″ Circle Punch, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC362What a fun sketch for us this time…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): Love is Kindness, A Round Array
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, In color dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi
Other: Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle PUnch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Butterfly Basics

SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Our Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebration is over and we are back to our regular blog hops!  Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and I was first up and chose the BOKEH technique!  You see this everyone and it is just SOOOOO much fun to do!

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  Don’t you just LOVE her work!

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Okay…I have to admit it…I just LOVE the way my card turned out for this!  Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.
  • Sponge Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon on the Whisper White for the base then add the Whisper White Craft circles
  • Layer onto Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 then add to card front on an angle
  • Lost Lagoon – 1/4 x 4 1/4 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut medium butterfly from Lost Lagoon and add to card front.
  • Stamp small butterfly using Versamark on Calypso Coral, white emboss, cut out using framelit, add to card front.
  • Add white heart (Sweet Dreams) button to button
  • Tie bow in piece of White Baker’s Twine, add to button to finish it off.

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole and check out her GREAT card!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy