Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

Rooted in Nature

It’s MONDAY!!!  And time for another inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!  I was really surprised with what I ended up with based on the inspiration

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I was really struck by the colors on this and decided to use it for my overall inspiration.  Here’s my card…

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors together!

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting in Cajun Craze and Balmy Blue, layer onto Cajun Craze – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp single leaf two times in Cajun Craze, leaves/stems in Pumpkin Pie 3 times and three leaves image 2 times in Balmy Blue, cute everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • True Gentleman Button – tie double piece of Linen Thread through holes and into bow, add to card front using glue dot.

Did I mention…LOVE it?

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

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): Rooted in Nature
Paper: Very Vanilla, Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze
Ink: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Nature’s Root Framelits, True Gentleman Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Serene Garden

Happy MONDAY!!!  I just LOVE our inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!  One of my favorite kinds of inspiration is decorated cakes.  There are just so many different ways you can be inspired by then.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I love the overall simplicity of this cake design.  The soft grey is a perfect background for the darker grey, white and yellow.  My card is actually a little lighter in real life then it shows up in the picture.  For some reason, my Smoky Slate cards always seem to photograph darker even with color adjustments.  Here’s my card…

I kept my card nice and clean overall to go with the overall cake design.  I LOVE the new Serene Garden set and know I was going to use it for my flowers/leaves.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folder
  • Smoky Slate -3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1/8 x 4 5/8, cut one end on a slant and add to card front
  • So Saffron – cut out scallop circle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out regular circle, add to card front
  • Basic Grey – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut into banner
  • Basic Grey – stamp leaf/flower image in Memento Black two times, hand cut out; stamp flower in Memento Black – hand cut out or use matching framelit; layer together, add banner behind the flowers and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Artisan Pearls to finish off.

Oh so soft and pretty!

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

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): Serene Garden, Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Garden Scene Thinlets, Artisan Pearls, White Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Daisy Delight

Happy MONDAY!!!  I just LOVE our inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I LOVE the soft look of this!  Okay…so before I show you my card…funny story.  Before I start working on a card for a challenge, I will often look to see if Connie has hers done and loaded into the post.  Sometimes we are just so on the same wavelength.  This was one of those times.  I checked to see if she had hers done and it was a good thing I did before I had gotten started or we pretty much would have had the SAME CARD!  Since I saw her card…I just let this inspiration photo take me in a different direction…

So I was inspired by the words on the background and the Vanilla flower.  I then added the little black dragonfly for the butterfly element.  And isn’t Grapefruit Grove just absolutely YUMMY?

Here’s the details…

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, folded
  • Share What You Love dsp – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Very Vanilla 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/8, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – punch out two daisies, layer, add to card front
  • Grapefruit Grove – punch out 3/4 circle, add to center of daisy using dimensionals; then a piece 1/2 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out little dragonfly, add to center of flower to finish off

Even thought this was my second ‘inspiration’ with this piece I have to say…LOVE IT!

Connie and I have released an AWESOME new collection – Rooted in Nature

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
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Grapefruit Grove, Share What You Love dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets, Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Abstract Impressions

Happy MONDAY!!!  I just LOVE our inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I absolutely LOVE the colors in the cake and used those for my inspiration!

And the new purples…to DIE FOR!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White- stamp large flower Highland Heather/Gorgeous Grape, small flowers Pool Party/Coastal Cabana, leaves Pear Pizzazz – large solid stamped off once, cut every thing out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t you just LOVE it!  I do!

Connie and I have released an AWESOME new collection – Rooted in Nature

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): Abstract Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Itty Bitty Greetings

Happy MONDAY!!!  I just LOVE our inspiration challenge.  You just never know how something will inspire you!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

There’s a little story to go along with this.  You see my friends Jo and Jackie came over to stamp and I wanted to get a little ahead on my challenges.  I got my one for this past Saturday done and sat down to work on this.  Wasn’t sure what I was going to do and then I focused in on the grey panel with the white flower print.  My friend Jo had bought the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.  After doing a deal…I had one of each of the pieces and it was PERFECT for my card!

Isn’t that paper just DELIGHTFUL!  LOL!!  I could NOT get a good picture of this…is was a dark and gloomy day when I took my picture.  The butterfly is actually Real Red…not REALLY!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 4 x 5 1/14
  • Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper – 4 x 5 1/4, add to the Smoky Slate 4 x 5 1/4 panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out with the Classic Label punch, add to card front
  • Real Red – cut out butterfly, add to card front
  • Add one each size Rhinestones to butterfly body to finish off

Don’t you just LOVE it!  I do!

As I said earlier, Connie and I have been using this set for a new AWESOME collection.  Don’t miss it…

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): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Classic Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Abstract Impressions

Happy MONDAY!!!  Well…school started back up today for the summer.  Only one class…WOOO HOOO!!!  I have a small class which I NEVER do!  So it shouldn’t be all that bad.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I went a little different with this inspiration.  I love the dragonflies/butterflies (very abstract) in the picture and the all the ‘splotches” in the background.  Since Connie and I had been using Artistic Impressions bundle for our newest collection, I though the Springtime Impressions thinlets would work for the background AND the did the butterfly.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, cut out the corner flower/leaf thinlet and then put back into the open securing on the back, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – 1 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out butterfly
  • Vellum – use thinlet to trace around outside of butterfly, cut out and behind Daffodil butterfly.
  • Fold some of the new 1/8″ Black cord, add behind butterfly, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add one of each size rhinestone to finish off.

I love how there is a lot going on but is is still a clean look!

As I said earlier, Connie and I have been using this set for a new AWESOME collection.  Don’t miss it…

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): Artistic Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Black 1/8″ Cord, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Love What You Do

Happy MONDAY!!!  Oh doing a happy dance here…graduation was YESTERDAY!  WOOO HOOO!!!  I just have to get my grades in and I will be done.  YIPPEE!!!  That said though it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Inspiration Challenge

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

For my card I focused on the an abstract background and featuring the words.  I had a background piece already made up from when we did our Brusho Collection so it went together really easily!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 – add red and yellow Brusho and spritz.  The colors blend to create some orange too.
  • Layer onto Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Layering Circle Framelit, layer onto Daffodil Delight Scallop Circle then on to the Pearlized Doily.
  • Add some of the NEW Black 1/8″ cord and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers in Memento Black, fill in with Popply Parade, cut out and add to card front

LOVE the look of this!

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): Love What You Do
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade
Other: Brusho, Layering Circles Framelits, Pearlized Doilies, Black 1/8″ Cord, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!