Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

Varied Vases

It’s Monday again!  Hard to believe we have just about reached the middle of August.  We have a cool inspiration for you today.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Of course for me this meant I HAD to use the Varied Vases set!

I went with the colors of the vases in the picture to create my card.  It is really difficult to see in the picture but I used the NEW Black Foil and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder…AWESOME!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add strip of Pumpkin Pie striped dsp 1 x 4 7/8, then layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Black Foil – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through Tin Tile Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched oval, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp vases in Memento Black and Pumpkin Pie, punch out, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out twice using Classic Label Punch, add to card front

What a fun little card!

We have an AWESOME collection for you…Bouquet Blooms!  THREE unique cards – one a fancy fold and one 3D item!  Check it out…

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): Varied Vases
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Regals dsp, Black Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Vases Builder Punch, Classic Label Punch, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Follow Your Dreams

It’s Monday!!!  And it’s back to school for me!  We start back this week with meetings then classes next week.  BUGGER!  Where did my summer go?  But since it is Monday it is a fun day with another inspiration.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

LOVE the pretty colors and decided to go with that.

The Follow Your Dreams bundle has been sitting on top of my desk so I went with that.  It’s hard to see in the picture but the second feather is Gold Foil and Dream and the it little ‘sun’ in the center are both Night of Navy.

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White – cut out 4 detailed circles, add to panel and trim off edges, layer onto Night of Navy 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Twinkle Twinkle dsp – 1 1/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest layering circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Coastal Cabana – cut out dream catcher, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer and Gold Foil – cut a feather from each, add to card front
  • Night of Navy  – stamp sun in Versamark, gold emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – cut out dream, add to card front using dimensionals

Oh…just love the pretty colors on this!

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, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Twinkle Twinkle dsp, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Catch Your Dreams Thinlets, Layering Circle Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

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’!

 

 

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’!

 

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’!

 

Blended Seasons

It’s Monday!!!  And we have a super sweet inspiration for you!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

First off…I have to tell you all I IN LOVE!!!  Well…with my sweetie…that’s a given but also with the new Blended Seasons Bundle that is just available to demonstrators now and only for the month of August (while supplies last).  This one is just delightful AND I got some of the new blends in too!  One just happened to be Poppy Parade so this one was a no brainer for me!  Here’s it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp flower image using Memento Black and greeting in Pool Party (yes, that is stamped twice…once for Thank and once for You)
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp the flowers again using Memento Black and color them in with your new Poppy Parade Blends, cut them out (because I LOVE to cut things out) and add to card front
  • Pool Party – cut out a couple of the pieces that are part of the matching framelit set and add to card front under the flowers to finish of

Seriously…that was all there was to it!  WOW!!!  I decided to not color in the leaves to give it that open glass look of the inspiration piece.  Did I mention I LOVE this set!!!

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, Basic Black, Pool Party Poppy Parade
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Blends:  Poppy Parade
Other: Stitched Seasons

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Itty Bitty Greetings

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I just CAN’T BELIEVE it is the beginning of July already.  Where is the time going!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I was inspired by the colors on this and the overall flower feel and decided to use This was one of those challenges that I went through a couple different ideas.  Did my first one and it was a lot like Connie’s so I changed it.  Ended up with a really simple card.  Here’s it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Heather Highland – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Tufted Embossing Folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gorgeous Grape – cut out circle
  • Whisper White – cut out matching scallop, add Gorgeous Grape circle and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out flower, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape – punch out 1/2″ circle, add to flower using dimensional
  • Heather Highland – stamp greeting, punch out twice with Classic Label punch add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add rhinestone to center of flower to finish off

Turned out okay…just maybe not my favorite

We released a new collection…Tropical Chic!  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): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Heather Highland, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Blak
Other: Gatefold Blooms Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, Tufted Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!