Monthly Archives: July 2018

Follow Your Dreams

LAST Monday of July…AND…I leave for SimGhosts tomorrow…WOO HOO!!!  But in the meantime ONE MORE inspiration challenge for this month.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Now initially I was going to go with our absolutely DELIGHTFUL Dandelion set but when I looked at Connie’s card that is what she used so I decided to let the photo inspire me in a totally different direction.  I decided the Follow Your Dreams set and matching framelits give a similar feel as the dandelions in the piece.  Originally I was just going to  use greys, black, brown…like the piece but decided it needed a pop of color.  Then it sort of just got away from me BUT…I really like how it turned out!  Here it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Twinkle, Twinkle dsp – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Grapefruit Grove – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, wrap Black 1/8″ cord around panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Grey Granite – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp image in Versamark and white emboss, cut into a banner, sponge edges using Grey Granite and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out image, add to card front
  • Whisper White and Vellum – cut out feather, add to card both to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp little feathers in Memento Black, cut out, add to card front
  • Grapefruit Grove – cut out “dream”, add to card front
  • Nature’s Root Twine – Grapefruit Grove – tie small bow, add to card front

So…LOVE the way this turned out.  Honestly it was truly ‘inspired’ by the photo…but too a different route getting there!

Don’t forget we got an AWESOME collection for you…Love You to Pieces!  FOUR unique cards and not one but TWO 3D items!  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): Follow Your Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Grey Granite, Grapefruit Grove, Vellum, Twinkle Twinkle dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Grey Granite, Versamark
Other: Chase Your Dreams Thinlets, Black 1/8″ Cord, White Embossing Powder, Nature’s Root Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

I Just Called to Say…I Love You

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our song is I Just Called to Say…I Love You.  I DO know this one too!  We are featuring wedding/anniversary cards.  I love this greeting from yep…you guessed it…Blended Seasons.  I think it could be EITHER a wedding or an anniversary card.  This mostly features the framelits and really…it could be in any color!

And…using one of my very favorite new colors…you probably guessed it…Soft Seafoam!

  • Soft Seafoam – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Basket Weave Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out medium stitched framelt, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, cut out with oval framelit, layer onto Shaded Spruce matching scallop oval
  • Cut out two small flourishes in Shaded Spruce and two in silver glimmer, cut out two of the leaves in Soft Seafoam, layer behind the ovals and add to card front using dimensionals to finish off

Oh so elegant!

Don’t forget we got an AWESOME collection for you…Love You to Pieces!  FOUR unique cards and not one but TWO 3D items!  You don’t want to miss this one!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Shaded Spruce, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, 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’!

Seasoned with Kindness

Happy almost end of July!  Okay…NOT happy almost end of July because school starts soon but it’s happy end of July anyway.  I’m leaving on the 31st to go to the SimGHOSTS conference in Memphis Tennessee.  I’m EXCITED!  SimGHOSTS is about simulation in healthcare.  I can’t wait…am going to learn SO MUCH!  But in the meantime, have a couple of challenges to get through.  First up…a GREAT sketch…

 

Do you ever see a set and just have to have it?  I do that periodically and this time it was with the hostess set…Seasoned with Kindness.  What an ADORABLE little set!  So I paired it up with Twinkle, Twinkle dsp and this is what I got…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 4, run through the Climbing Vine Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Petal Pink dotted print – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Striped print – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out second to largest circle framelit, layer onto matching Scallop in Night of Navy, add to card front using dimesnionals
  • Whisper White – stamp pot, leaves and flowers in Memento Black, color in pots using Petal Pink Blends, solid leaves in Soft Seafoam, flowers in Pool Party.  Cut the whole kit and kaboodle out, layer all the pieces and add to circle
  • Whisper White – stamp that ADORABLE little tag in Night of Navy, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.

See…isn’t this just an ADORABLE little set!

Don’t forget we got an AWESOME collection for you…Love You to Pieces!  FOUR unique cards and not one but TWO 3D items!  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 and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Seasoned with Kindness
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Seafoam, Twinkle, Twinkle dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Blends:  Petal Pink
Other: Climbing Vine Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blended Seasons

It’s Monday AGAIN!  How does this keep happening!  In less than a month, I’ll be back to school…SAY IT AIN’T SO!  But in the meantime, it’s time for another Inspiration challenge.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Well…you all KNOW I’m totally into the new Blended Seasons set!  There is a cool leaf image in there and wanted to use that BUT we don’t have the Blends that I needed to go along with the colors in the photo.  BUGGER!!  Well…I did get the pencils so thought I’m give them a try.  BLENDS they are NOT!  I think I did okay…but not the best coloring.  I used a blended pen to make an attempt at blending the color.  Here’s what i ended up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folded, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out medium stitched Framlit, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp leaf image twice, color using the Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Garden Green Watercolor Pencils, blend with a blender pen, cut out and add to card front
  • Grey Granite – cut out the two little flourishes, add behind the top leaves
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Not my best coloring (LOVE the Blends) but not totally awful!

WOO HOO…time for a new collections and oh so much fun…Love You to Pieces!

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): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Night of Navy, Grey Granite, Silver Glimme
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Watercolor Pencils 2, Blender Pen, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Every Rose Has Its Thorns

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our song is Every Rose Has Its Thorns.  Okay…DON’t know this one!  We are featuring floral cards…NO BRAINER…Blended Seasons!

Decided to give my Highland Heather Blends a test drive

  • Highland Heather – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x  5 1/4, cut out the medium stitch framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gorgeous Grape – two piece 1/16 x 1 1/2, add to each side
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image using Memento Black, color using Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Blends, cut out and add to card front tucking it under the frame in some spots
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape, cut into banner on both sides and add to card front using dimensionals

How’s that for a pretty purple card!!

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection and just in time for Christmas in July – Stylish Christmas.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Click HERE for the details.

Set(s): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Soft Seafoam, Gorgeous Grape
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Blends:  Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, 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’!

Tropical Chic

Happy Thursday!  Can’t believe another week flew by and it’s time again for another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  It’s a happy and bright color combo…

I decided to dig into my Tropical Escape dsp and use that as my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Blushing Bride 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Tropical Chic dsp – cut out two pieces 1/2 x 3 1/2 and one piece 3/4 x 4, all all to panel then tie piece of Granny Apple Green 1/2 Texture Weave Ribbon around panel then add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – cut out butterfly, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride, cut out using Layering Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget we have an AWESOME Stylish Christmas Collection for you!

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): Tropical Chic
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Tropical Escape dsp
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride
Other: Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Layering Ovals Framelits, Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blended Seasons

It’s Monday!!!  And we have a fun inspiration.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Can you believe it!  It’s the Tropical Chic Collection!  I found these at the Krogers right by my house and couldn’t resist it!

Well…although using the Tropical Chic set would be the given, I decided to go with the color scheme and MY VERY FAVORITE SET IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (well…right now that is).  Here’s it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 5 1/4, fun through Tufted Embossing Folded, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – cut out stitched framelit, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 4, ad to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp lower image using Memento Black, color using Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce, cut out using Layering Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Artistic Pearls to finish off

LOVE this set (and stay tuned…more to come!).

We released a new collection and just in time for Christmas in July…Stylish Christmas!  What an AWESOME set!

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): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Blushing Bride, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tufted Embossing Folder, Artistic Pearls

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!