Monthly Archives: April 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy MONDAY!!!  Oooh…it’s the last day of April…WOW!  How cool is that!  A week from today, school is out for me.  But before the celebration begins…it starts again the next week.  Oh well!  LOL!!  But it is time again for another inspiration challenge and such a happy one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I had a couple things ‘sitting on top of my desk’ that I thought would work with this inspiration and it ended up being such a happy card!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder
  • Lemon Lime Twist, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie – punch out two each with the Tailored Tag Punch, add to Whisper White panel and trim off the sides
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 3 3/4 x 5, add behind Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Whisper White – punch out 2 Daisies, layer, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 3/4″ Circle, add to center of daisy using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Pie – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out twice with the Classic Label Punch, add to card front

Oh so happy!

We LOVE new stuff and Connie and I have created and AWESOME collect with the new Love What You Do bundle!  Oh you don’t want to miss this one…

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Tailored Tag Punch, Classic Label Punch, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Don’t Box Me In

WOW…April is almost over!  And we definitely had some April Showers…but then some of those ‘showers’ can as snow…LOL!!!  I’m happy though that May is right around the corner…NEW STUFF!  This week our theme is “Don’t Box Me In” a small treat box.

I was cleaning my craft room the other day and found my small 2 x 2 x 2 clear acrylic treat box and thought it would be perfect for today’s challenge.  Again…I kept things nice and simple using dsp and Dapper Denim that will be retiring.

Is that nice and simple?  Here’s the details…

  • Clear Acrylic Box
  • Eastern Palace dsp – 1 3/4 x 8 1/2, wrap around box – I notched out by the top front panel with a 3/4″ circle punch.
  • Dapper Denim – cut out flower, add piece of ombre Lemon Lime Twist ribbon behind flower and add to box front using dimensionals
  • Eastern Palace dsp – punch out 3/4″ circle, add to center of flower using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greeting using Dapper Denim, punch out with Classic Label Punch – punching twice to make it smaller, add to box front
  • Eastern Palace dsp – 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, layer onto Dapper Denim 1 7/8 x 1 7/8, add to top of box to finish off.

Did you know it’s time for something NEW…Love What You Do Collection from Connie and Mary.  You are going to LOVE it!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Eastern Palace dsp
Ink: Dapper Denim
Other: Acrylic Box 2 x 2, Eastern Medallion Thinlets, Classic Label Punch, Ombre Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Birthday Wit

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week it’s a fun color challenge and features one of the colors that are retiring – Island Indigo.

 

For my card this I wanted to go simple and I wanted to feature a couple sets that will be retiring – Birthday Wit from the Occasions Mini and Work of Art from the main catalog.  I always wanted to keep things quick and easy.

 

Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp long swish using Old Olive, medium in Island Indigo and small in Crumb Cake; layer onto Island Indigo 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Early Espresso, cut out add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish off

AND…WOOO HOOO…it’s time for something NEW…Love What You Do Collection from Connie and Mary.  You are going to LOVE it!

 

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Birthday Wit, Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Old Olive
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Island Indigo
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Daisy Delight

Happy MONDAY!!!  It’s time again for another Inspiration Monday and what what a pretty one we have today.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

I haven’t used my daisy punch and set for a while and thought it would be perfect for this inspiration.  Then I pulled out my Playful Backgrounds set for the “striped” background…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp striped background using NEW Blueberry Bushel and greeting using NEW Call Me Clover
  • Tie piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitch Ribbon around panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – punch out two Daisies, layer, add 3/4″ Whisper White Circle to center using dimesnionals
  • Whisper White – stamp  solid leaf using NEW Call Me Clover and outline using Memento Black, cut out, add behind flower, add flower to card front.

Oh so happy!

We LOVE new stuff and Connie and I have created and AWESOME collect with the new Love What You Do bundle!  Oh you don’t want to miss this one…

 

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Daisy Delight, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Motivational Greeting

AHHHHH…SATURDAY!  It just couldn’t come soon enough this week.  The weather though is MUCH better and I’m soooo hoping that after the snow this past week, we are done!  Keeping my fingers crossed.  But we are back again with another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop and this week it is about motivational greetings.

I LOVE this greeting as a motivational one.  It is from the hostess set that will be going away shortly.  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely Dandelion print – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whole Lot of Lovely blue flower print – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest stitched circle, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add some mini gold sequin trim behind it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – stamp both birds using Memento Black, color in with the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

It’s not too late…there’s still time to take advantage of our special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Feathery Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Gold Sequins Trim, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Truly Tailored

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a really FUN sketch challenge for you…I really had fun with it.

I really like the True Gentlemen dsp…and this one with the glasses is just far too cute!  I though it would work for the sketch.

Here’s the details…

  • Tranquil Tide – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Tranquil Tide – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Simply Stripes embossing folder.
  • True Gentleman dsp – make banner from 2 3/4 x 4 piece of the glass print, layer onto piece of Night of Navy 3 x 4 1/4 add to card front
  • Marina Mist – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, CUT out, layer only punched piece of Night of Navy
  • Crumb Cake – punch out two more of the punch piece, trim off end of each and layer behind greeting tag, add to card front using dimensionals.

AND…there’s still time to take advantage of our special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Truly Tailored
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist True Gentleman dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy MONDAY!!! We have had the most wonderful spring weather (in the 70s) the last several days…today…it is FREEZING and they are predicting snow.  STOP THE MADNESS!!!  But come Monday there is no madness…but another inspiration challenge.  Oh this is a fun one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I decided I wanted to focus on the bubbles for this.  Originally I was going to use the bubble in the Bubble Over set but instead wanted BIG bubble.  Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Ba – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2, from Happy Celebrations set stamp larger circle in Bermuda Bay and smaller one in Berry Burst; from Picture Perfect Birthday stamp confetti in Versamark and silver emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Night of Navy, cut out with layering over and the cut out matching scallop oval in Bermuda Bay, layer together
  • Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon – fold over a couple times, add behind oval and add to card front using dimensionals.

What a happy card!

We’ve been busy this month with collections just for you.  We recently released out Barndoor Home Decor Collections…

Get all the details HERE!

And we still have our wonderful Brusho collection….

Get all the details HERE.

AND…we have a SURPRISE COMING SOON…stay tuned!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Picture Perfect Birthday, Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Layering Ovals Framelets, Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!