Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

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’!

 

Colorful Seasons

It’s MONDAY!!! How does this keep happening?  I want to know WHO IS RESPONSIBLE!  Just kidding.  Time again for another inspiration challenge.  LOVE this one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

This one was really a no brainer…and I LOVE the clean and simple design I used.

 

Here’s the details, don’t blink…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 /58 x 4 7/8, stamp hello in Versamark and white emboss, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 2 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the 3 flowers, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out the small dragonfly at the top of the 5 little dragonfly thinlet, cut out and ad to card front
  • Add some small rhinestones to finish off

VERY simple card!  Those are always the best!

Did you know that TODAY IS THE DAY?  Why yes it is…TODAY is the day we release a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection.  And OH MY…we have a fun, and different one for you…

Are you looking a COOOOL ideas with the Brusho Crystals?  We have SIX different techniques for you to try AND have made cards with each of the SIX (because of some technique…you actually get two different cards for ONE technique…did I mention COOOOOL?)  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): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets, Layering Seasons Thinlets, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Paisleys and Posies

It’s MONDAY!!! The best part of Monday is it’s time for another Inspiration Monday for Create with Connie and Mary.  The bad news is always massive amounts of grading for school!  (Summer IS right around the corner though!)

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I took a little ‘artist’ license on this one…I used the scattered gold area as my main inspiration and but use the panel in the center it gives it sort of the longer look.

Here’s the details…

  • Dapper Denim – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2  – stamp larger image in Versamark and gold emboss, stamp small image using Dapper Denim, stamp leaf image in Lemon Lime Twist, stamp greeting in Dapper Denim
  • Gold Foil – two pieces 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind each side of Whisper White panel, add to card front

VERY simple card!  Those are always the best!

Did you know that TODAY IS THE DAY?  Why yes it is…TODAY is the day we release a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection.  And OH MY…we have a fun, and different one for you…

Are you looking a COOOOL ideas with the Brusho Crystals?  We have SIX different techniques for you to try AND have made cards with each of the SIX (because of some technique…you actually get two different cards for ONE technique…did I mention COOOOOL?)  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): Paisleys & Posies
Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Gold Foil
Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Flourishing Phrases

It’s Monday again and time for another Inspiration Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.

For as tough as last week’s photo was for me, this one was so very easy!  Here’s the photo…

And here’s my card…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Early Espresso – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Early Espress0 – 5 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – THREE pieces 1 1/8 x 4 3/4, stamp one with greeting using Versamark and white emboss; add each of the panels to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out flourish, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – stamp flower twice, white emboss, cut out, layer
  • Crumb Cake – stamp leaves and flower center in Early Espresso, cut out, add leaves behind flower and center to top of flower, add flower to card front

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

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlets, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Beautiful Day

Happy Monday everyone!  Time again for another inspiration challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

I have to say…this one was a bit tough for me and I realized why…I DON’T DO MESSY…and watercolor is messy!  And this photo just SCREAMED watercolor to me.  So here’s the inspiration photo for this week…

 

And here is what I did with it (after about 4 tries!)…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, add strip of Pink Pirouette – 1/2 x 4 1/4 behind the panel and add to card front
  • Watercolor paper – ink image using Melon Mambo, Garden Green, and Soft Suede markers, LIGHTLY spritz with water and stamp on watercolor paper (I also did extra leaves), use an AquaPainter to pull the ink down and ‘watercolor’ the petals and leaves in., cut out, layer leaves behind flower and add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 5/8 x 3 1/3, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banners and add using dimensionals.

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

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blooms

Happy Monday everyone!  Well…my Spring Break is over (DRAT!!!) and it is back to school for me.  Still a little weak from the pneumonia but hopefully I will be able to make through the next couple of days.

Going to do this post a little differently from now on.  This is Inspiration Monday over on Create with Connie and Mary and wanted to start out showing the inspiration photo…

So that is what inspired my project for today…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the layered leaves embossing folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Soft Sky Finely Woven ribbon – staple piece to top of panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey then ad to card front
  • Soft Sky – cut out medium butter and add to card front
  • Add some Epoxy shapes randomly on background to finish off.

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

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Epoxy Shapes, Soft Sky Finely Woven Ribbon, Butterflies Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Epic Celebrations

Oh…such a wonderful Monday!  Not only do we have a new Monday Inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary but it’s the first day of SPRING BREAK!  WOOO HOOO!!! A WHOLE week off from classes…okay that is really more of a not as MUCH time on class work!  LOL!

Well since it is Monday it is time for another inspiration challenge and what a fun picture we have for you this week.  I pretty much KNEW what I wanted to do when I saw it.  LOVE the Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide together…it feel so SPRING to me!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp large circle randomly in Powder Pink and small circle in Tranquil Tide and stamped off Tranquil Tide.  (Circles from the Happy Celebrations set); stamp little dots (Epic Celebrations) in Versamark and gold emboss
  • Delightful Daisy dsp  (Tranquil Tide dotted print) – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 4 3/8, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, cut out using Stitched Oval
  • Powder Pink – cut out matching scallop layering oval, add stamped oval and add to card front using dimensionals

And for even MORE inspiration…we have released a new Connie and Mary Collection – Truly Tailored!

Get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the inspiration photo for this week and see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Epic Celebrations (SAB), Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy dsp, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals, Godl Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!