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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’!

 

Rooted in Nature

It’s Thursday again…time sure does fly by!  And it’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!  This week it is a cool color challenge…

Last week I used the new Rooted in Nature suite and since we (Connie and Mary) just released our NEW Rooted in Nature Collection, I thought I’d do ANOTHER Rooted in Nature card for our challenge today.

Do you LOVE it?  I know I do!  And I love the ‘background’ stamp from the Love What You Do set!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp background stamp using Pool Party stamped off once, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Emerald Envy – 1/4 x 3 1/8, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 3/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp leaf/stem twice using Night of Navy and solid leaf using Emerald Envy, cut them all out and layer together.
  • Pool Party – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out using 3/4″ Circle punch, add to leaves
  • Black 1/8″ cord, add loops behind the leaves and add to card front using double level of dimensionals.
  • Add a couple rhinestones to finish off

Connie and I have been playing with our NEW STUFF and have a new AWESOME collection for you.  Check it out…

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): Rooted in Nature
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Emerald Envy
Other: Nature’s Root Framelits, Black 1/8″ Cord, Basic Rhinestones, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 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’!

 

Rooted in Nature

Did you know it’s Thursday?  REALLY it is…I’m not kidding!  And since it is Thursday, it is time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!  This week it is an awesome sketch…

I’ve been working with the new Rooted in Nature suite and since stuff was sitting on top of my desk…okay, I swear my ENTIRE CRAFT ROOM IS SITTING ON TOP OF MY DESK RIGHT NOW…I thought I’d use it for today’s challenge.

 

Here’s the details…

  • Tranquil Tide – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Tranquil Tide – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Simple Stripes embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Nature’s Poem dsp – 3 x 4 1/2, add to card front on an angle
  • Crumb Cake – 2 1/4 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp tree using Tranquil Tide and Early Espresso, cut out with matching framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Silver Leaf Trinket then tie a bow in the Mint Macaron twine and add to end of leaf to finish off.

Connie and I got some NEW STUFF this week and couldn’t wait to share a new collection with you – Abstract Impressions.  The cool thing with this collection – TWO cards sets (one notecard sized and one regular sized) each with their own card holder!  Check it out…

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): Rooted in Nature
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Nature’s Poem dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide
Other: Nature’s Root Framelits, Leaves Trinkets, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Nature’s Twine Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!