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Summer Silhouettes

CCMC306Well now, here’s a set I haven’t used in quite some time!  It’s that weird time of the catalog year where my new stuff has been ORDERED but won’t be in until later today!  So I decided for the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge that I would pull out a set that hasn’t seen much ink in quite some time!

I’m glad I did pull it out!  I think it worked out perfectly for the challenge this week and such a happy little card!

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Stamp leave/stem using Wild Wasabi.  Stamp the additional small stem with same ink.  Stamp lattice border using Coastal Cabana and greeting in Perfect Plum.
  • Layer onto Perfect Plum 4 5/8 x 3 3/8.  Wrap piece of Coastal Cabana twin around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flowers using Perfect Plum on Whisper White, cut out, curl petals and add using dimensionals.  Add Basic Rhinestone to center of each.
  • Tie Coastal Cabana twine in a purple Regals button.  Add dimensional to back and add to card front.

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the design team did with this week’s challenge!

SummerBadgeAnd speaking of Create with Connie and Mary…we’re getting ready for our Summer Collection 2014.   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

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Set(s): Summer Silhouettes, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Perfect Plum
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana, Perfect Plum
Other: Regals Buttons, Coastal Cabana Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

A Dozen Thoughts

CASInColorsThe new incolors are just SOOOO rich!  Now don’t get me wrong…I LOVE the current ones (Cantaloupe, Pistachio, etc) but these are so pretty too!

I had this idea for a card I wanted to do for the last Create with Connie and Mary color challenge.  I had the layout in my head but then ended up going with a  different layout to use the color challenge.  Then I got in my new incolors and I still wanted to play around with the design in my head and came up with this.  Then I see that layout worked with the Around the World sketch challenge.  Isn’t that cool when that happens!

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1 /2 x 3 1/4
  • Stamp the greeting using Basic Black
  • Cut small pieces of three of the new incolor stitched satin ribbon (Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow), clip ends, fold in half and add behind panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Take strips of Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Mossy Meadow.  Punch out a flower using the new Itty Bitty Accent Punch then cut out using the smallest Square Framelit.
  • Add the Squares to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Rhinestones to the center of each flower to finish it off.

Quick and easy and really shows off these three NEW incolors!

Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Stitched Satin Ribbon (Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Squares Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Old and New

CAS271The CAS challenge this week is to CASE something from Arizona Maine’s gallery.  I just LOVE her work and picked this card.

I decided to do a bit of things that are retiring (the Tasteful Trim XL Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit and Jumbo Rhinestones), things that are staying (Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, Basic Rhinestones) and things that are NEW (as in new incolors – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow)

This is just such an easy card…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Zig zag from the Tasteful trim die – 5 strips in Whisper White add with Tombow glue
  • Stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black
  • Flowers:  Lost Lagoon and Blueberry Bliss – Pansy Punch and Petite Petal.  Cut out 3 of the Little Leaves sizzlits in Mossy Meadow, add to back of flowers.  Add Lost Lagoon one directly to card and Blueberry Bliss using dimensionals.
  • Add Jumbo Rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and additional basic rhinestones for a little extra bling.
Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow (all new incolors)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Other: Pansy Punch, Petite Punch, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Jumbo Rhinestones Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

A Dozen Thoughts

PansiesI  had been seeing these wonderful pansies all over Pinterest and had decided to do them for a workshop in February.

I waned to showcase the Decorative Dots embossing folder (soooo glad that is coming back) and the Scallop Tag Topper (SOOOOO glad that is STAYING!) and then just wanted to make a happy card with the purple and yellow (and speaking of purple…oh my…the NEW Blueberry Bliss incolor is BEYOND YUMMY!!!!)

Here’s the details:

  • Daffodil Delight 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Decorative Dot Embossing folder, layer onto Elegant Eggplant 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Add Elegant Eggplant 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 dsp print to panel.
  • Whisper White 2 x 3 1/2.  Punch EACH END using the Scallop Tag Topper.  Stamp greeting using Wild Wasabi, add Daffodil Delight Seam Binding through the holed and wrap around panel.  Add panel to card front.
  • Make two pansies:  EACH Pansy Punch – Daffodil Delight (3 petals), Elegant Eggplant (2 petal), add to 1/2″ Daffodil Delight circle.  Wild Wasabi (Pansy Punch – 2 petals).  Add to back of Pansy.  Use Elegant Eggplant marker to add lines.  Add rhinestone to center of flower to finish off.
  • Add pansies to card front to finish.

Remember…you only have about a month to get retired items!  ALL retiring items (including stamp sets) are ‘as supplies last’ so if there is something you want, don’t delay!

Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Regals dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant Marker
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Pansy Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

A Dozen Thoughts

CAS270I really liked the CAS challenge for this week which is simply stars.  I wish we had more stars to work with but I was able to use the star in Perfect Pennant for the larger star and then punch out some of the small stars from the Merry Mini Punch Pack.  I decided to go very simply with the colors tool

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White:  4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Punch out some Whisper White stars and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate:  4 1/4 x 1 1/2.  Stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss.
  • Stamp star in Versamark on Smoky Slate, white emboss cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some of the smallest basic rhinestones.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

Yep…that really is all there is to this!

Set(s): Perfect Pennant, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink: Versamark
Other: Merry Mini Punch Pack, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Peaceful Petals

ThursChallengeBlogHopBadgeOh my!  The Create with Connie and Mary blog has been down due to a cyber attack on typepad!  We did know they are working on it as fast as they could but we wanted to make sure, no matter what, we brought you our Thursday Challenge!  (It IS back up now!)  So…we are doing something fun…A Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Design Team Hop!  Same wonderful ideas…but in a hop instead!  So check out the hop and then, as always, head over to Create to join the challenge!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures blog!  What a GREAT card!

CCMC300This week we have a fun color challenge for you.  The challenge is to use Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey.  They colors are from the Celebrations Banner Add-On kit and I used some of my leftover pieces from these kits for my card.  I really like these colors.  They are a bit different and oh my…the designers all have a very different take on it!

CCMC300Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 8 12 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, run through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and layer onto Basic Grey 5 x 3 3/4.
  • Wrap piece of Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Take tag from Celebrations Banner Kit, stamp Hello using Basic Grey and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flower from Peaceful Petals using Versamark on a print from the Calypso Coral Add-On Kit, black emboss and cut out.  Use Calypso Coral to add some accents and color the center with Basic Grey marker.
  • Cut out 2 Little Leaves from Basic Grey, add behind flower and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Grey Candy Dots to finish it off.

So…now it is off to Deb Currier’s blog to check our her wonderful card…she has such a wonderful Clean and Simple Style…I always LOVE her stuff!

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Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the design team did with this week’s challenge!

Set(s): Peaceful Petals, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral
Ink: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: Celebrations Banner Kit, Calypso Coral Add-On Kit, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Black Embossing Powder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

 

Blessed Easter

SUO95Welcome to another SUO Challenge!  These theme challenges are just soooo much fun!  Our theme this time is Featuring Flowers and with sooooo many wonderful Stampin’ Up! flowers from which to choose, it is TOUGH to narrow it down!

As I said yesterday my friend Jackie won a set of the Pumpkin Pie Blendability Markers at the Mason Unite and Excite SU event and when she came over on Saturday…I got to PLAY!  Since I already had these done…I figured…WHY NOT!  Oh…I just LOVE to color with these things!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Old Olive dsp (Brights Paper Pack) – 3 3/4 x 5, layer on Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • Take a tag from the Celebration Banner Kit, stamp hello (a Dozen Thoughts) using Basic Black, add tag using dimensionals.
  • Wrap Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon around panel and add to card front.
  • Stamp the tulips using Memento Black ink two times.  Stamp the stems/leaves using Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color the flowers using the three shades of Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities, cut out and add to the card tulip image using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team did with their flowers!

Set(s): Blessed Easter, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Brights dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie Set
Other: Celebrations Banner Kit, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring