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Flower Patch

Happy May everyone!  Well I AM moved in.  The painters have left the new house.  The boxes are SLOWLY getting unpacked.  My craft room is somewhat unpacked…but not totally.  I did have enough stuff unpacked so that I could stamp a card for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday’s Challenge.  We have a cool color combo this week – Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, and Old Olive.  the Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron will be leaving at the end of this catalog…I will miss these colors.  I decided to use a set that is retiring and think it turned out pretty good.

Here’s the the details…

  • Tip Top Taupe – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Tip Top Taupe Gingham Print (Succulent Garden dsp) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to bottom of card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp pointy flower in Mint Macaron, flower center in Tip Top Taupe and open flower in Old Olive, add to card front.
  • Old Olive – cute two pieces 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to top and bottom of Whisper White panel.
  • Whisper White – stamp large pointy flower in Tip Top Taupe and small pointy flower in Old Olive, cut out layer and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Mint Macaron – 3/4 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals.

So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the designs from our talented design team.

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Succulent Garden dsp
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flower Patch

Boy…April is moving right along isn’t it!  This month is just a blur for me with moving and everything.

Since it is Thursday, it is time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week is a color combo (Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo) and I must say…this was a bit of a challenge for me!  When I have a challenge like this that I just don’t know what to do with, I either do flowers or geometric shapes.  Flowers won this time and I am happy with how it turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamigo envelope dsp – 1 x 5 1/2, add to top of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp larger flower in Flirty Flamingo, 5 petal flower in Tempting Turquoise, small flower and flower centers in Island Indigo
  • Island Indigo – 1/2 x 5 1/2 – cut TWO pieces, add one to the top and the other to the bottom of the Whisper White panel, a to card front
  • Tempting Turquoise – stamp greeting using Island Indigo, cut out with Oval Stitched Shape, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic dots to finish off

Now is still a good time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the designs from our talented design team and don’t forget to subscribe!

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Flirty Flamingo, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flower Patch

CCMC402Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another great Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and today…a FABULOUS color challenge – Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, and Soft Suede…oh these are soooo pretty together!

Have you ever noticed I like clean and simple cards?  LOL!!!  I bet you have!  They really are the my very favorite.  when trying to decide what I wanted to do for the great colors this week, I decided to keep it nice and simple and just let the colors shine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK –  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede
  • Lost Lagoon – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, layer on white panel and add using dimensionals
  • Soft Suede – punch 1″ circle, cut in half then cut of bottom to make flat
  • Stamp flower 3 times in Lost Lagoon, stem 3 times in Mint Macaron, cut out, layer together behind the Soft Suede piece and add using dimensionals
  • Add Soft Suede Candy Dots to center of each flower to finish it off

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is now open!  WOO HOO!!!  Yes…it’s TRUE!  Here’s the details…

April-2016-Collage-300x300Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

April-CCMC-Stamps

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron
Other: 1″ circle Punch, Neutrals Candy Dots,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Flower Patch

SproutBoy…I didn’t think I was going to get any time to stamp this weekend but I had time for one quick, simple card.  School is whooping me!  I am working on a major course rewrite that has to go live summary (mid-May).  Then there was a going to be a problem with getting it loaded into all the shell with the 1 week between terms but then our distance learning department is using my class to test a new version of our system so I’m going to get some help in building my website!  YAY!!!  Bad news though…I must have the course ready to go in 2 weeks!  EEEK!!!  I have spent ALL weekend (and I’m talking probably 10 hours minimum each day) working on this.  Fortunately I’ve been working throughout the term so I did have SOME already done!

But…on to my card!  On Tuesday I saw that casology challenge was ‘sprout’. Hmm…what to do with that.  I was using this cute little flower for another card I worked on and thought it would be good for the challenge.  This actually started as a white on white card but sort of grew from there!  That ever happen to you!  Not totally a CAS card but still VERY simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Kraft – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the Softly Falling folder
  • Daffodil Delight diagonal stripe 5/8 x 4 1/4 – cut two, add behind panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp stem/leaves using Pear Pizzazz, make ‘grass’ using Pear Pizzazz Marker, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, punch out using the Note Tag punch.  Add piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon using Handheld stapler, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flower using Daffodil Delight, cut out, add to card front.  Add Basic Black Candy Dot to center to finish off.

Did you know that tomorrow (Monday) Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session opens?  Well…it’s TRUE!  Here’s the details…

April-2016-Collage-300x300Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

April-CCMC-Stamps

Set(s): Flower Patch, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Brights dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Handheld Stapler, Neutrals Candy Dots,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Flower Patch

CCMC353Happy Thursday everyone!  I have to say…the colors on my card today are definitely HAPPY!!!  I was trying to figure out something a little different for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge to go along with our fun Sketch Challenge and went with Whisper White, Tangelo Twist and Night of Navy.  Like I said…definitely HAPPY!

I’m continuing on using some of my ‘neglected’ sets so Flower Patch came out again this week!

Here’s the details –

  • Tangelo Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Birthday Bash Specialty dsp – three strips 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card base
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp flower two times using Tangelo Twist on Whisper White, cut out, layer using dimensionals and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting in Versamark on Night of Navy – 1/2 x 3 1/4.  White emboss, cut into banner on each end and add to card front.
  • Add Night of Navy Candy Dot to center of flower to finish off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Regal Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Flower Patch

SUOBoy do we have an interesting challenge for the SUO Challenge this time!  The theme is ‘use your team colors’ for a card.  Well if you know me, you know I live in Ohio…Xenia Ohio to be exact.  But if you know where I grew up, you would know that is Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  Knowing that it would be easy to guess I’m showing my team color for the Pittsburgh Steelers – Gold and Black!  Well in this case it is Crushed Curry and Black but that works for me!

Here’s the details –

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer on Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp flowers using Crushed Curry and center and leaves in Memento Black (sorry Jackie!), cut out using framelits, bend flower edges add centers using dimensionals then add to card front.
  • Color some rhinestones using the darkest Daffodil Delight blendabilities (sorry…I know they are not available anymore but I do LOVE them!) and add to centers of flowers and under the greeting.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight
Other: Flower Flair Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

What’s Your Type?

IC451I wanted to do a little stamping this morning so I was checking out the inspiration challenge over on SCS.  The website is called LEIF and I found this inspiration here.

As soon as I saw this vase I though about the new What’s My Type? photopolymer set and figured it would just be so easy to do the triangular background with it.  I was RIGHT!  I really wasn’t any problem at all making the background to match the vase in the inspiration piece!

Here’s the details…

  • Pistachio Pudding – 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 folded
  • Whisper white – 4 x 4, stamp the triangle on the piece in Pistachio Pudding then trim down.  My square ended up 3 7/8 x 3 7/8.  Wrap a piece of the Pistachio Pudding Twine around it then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting on Whisper White using Garden Green, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.
  • Punch out 3 Crisp Cantaloupe flowers using the Itty Bitty Accessory Punch Pack add to card front.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish off.
Set(s): Flower Patch, What’s Your Type
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloup
Ink: Pstachio Pudding, Garden Green
Other: Pistachio Pudding Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy