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Zoo Babies

CCMC298Happy Thursday everyone!  Are you ready for a BRIGHT and HAPPY color challenge?  I hope so because we sure do have a BRIGHT and HAPPY one over at Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week!

Since I used Zoo Babies for my card set for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014, I decided to use the set for my Thursday Challenge card.  These little critters are just so cute!

Here’s the details…

  • Gumball Green – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tangerine Tango dsp (Brights dsp paper pack) – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Add to card base.
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.  Cut out the Starburst Framelit, run through the Alphabets Embossing Folder then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out Whisper White circle and trim off one side to match up inside the Starburst opening.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark on Gumball Green, White Emboss and cut out using matching Bubble Framelit.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Alligator in Gumball Green, Lion in Daffodil Delight and TWO Monkeys using Tangerine Tango.  Cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones for that little extra bling.

Check out what the rest of the design team did with this color challenge!

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Set(s): Zoo Babies, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Versamark, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Other: Alphabet Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Bubbles Framelit, Starburst Framelit, Circle Framelit, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Zoo Babies

TSSC309Oh it’s time again for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and Mary Jo really out did herself on this one!  It’s a nice and easy sketch that, of course, I took a few ‘liberties’ with!  LOL!!!

This week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014 I am using Zoo Babies for my card set (you have to be a subscriber to see it though).  Since this set was sitting on top of my desk I thought I’d use it for Mary Jo’s sketch too!

Here’s the detail…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Kaleidoscope dsp (diagonal stripe) – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Layer on Basic Black 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and add to card front.
  • Real Red – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 and add to card front
  • Cut out Film Strip from On Film Framelit in Basic Black.  Layer onto Whisper White 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 using dimensionals and add to card front.
  • Stamp Zebra in StazOn Jet Black and Real Red, cut out and add inside filmstrip.
  • Cut out the one Bubble framelit (you will be using this backwards) and stamp just to the words from the matching Just Sayin’ set using Real Red.  I then took the Basic Black marker and underlined the words.  Add the bubble using dimensionals to finish it off.

TSSC309You can see I flipped mine around a bit and changed a couple things but the basic sketch is still there!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

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* Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
* Edition runs March 30 – April 19
* Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
* 24/7 access
* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
* Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier and Nicole Tugrul are joining us!

Create with Connie and Mary
Card “Create”tions Edition
Only $19.95 US

Set(s): Zoo Babies, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kaleidoscope dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Real Red
Other: On Film Framelits, Bubbles Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Monstermaniacs

SUO93NOTE:  It has been brought to my attention that you can now get this set, WOOD MOUNT ONLY from the Clearance Rack in the ONLINE STORE.  The cost is $11.99.  If you are interested in this set, I would recommend you quickly purchase it because, as with all clearance items, once they are gone, they are gone.

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is one of two posts today using the Monstermaniacs set so if you would like to see some cards also made with this, check out this post!

Welcome to a NEW SUO challenge!  This time the theme is Boxes, Bags and Baskets.  Hmmm…can you guess which I decided to do?  LOL!!!  Anyway…like I said I’ve been playing quite a bit with this set and had some of those ‘left over pieces’ and along with left over pieces from the Celebrations Basics (Banner) Kit and the Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit, I was pretty much set!

Here’s the details…

  • Fold over top of bag and add strip of dsp (from Add-On Kit) to the back of the flap.  Fold over.
  • Punch out 1″ circles from the various dsp in the Bermuda Bay Add-On kit and add to bag
  • Tag:  Tag from the Celebrations Kit, add Oval from the Add-On kit using Dimeensionals.
  • Stamp monster in StazOn Jet Black, color with Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry (on watercolor paper) and add to Oval using dimensionals..  Stamp Woo Hoo using StazOn Jet Black on Crushed Curry, cut out with matching Bubbles Framelit, add using dimensionals.
  • Use Crop-o-dile to punch through all layers of bag and tag.  Use the cool rope that comes with the Celebrations Banner Kit to tie it one.  Fray edges.

Yep…that covers it!  LOL!!!  Now check out the other wonderful creations from the SUO Design Team!

Set(s): Monstermaniacs, Just Sayin’
Paper: Watercolor
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Other: Celebrations Basics (Banner) Kit, Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit, 1″ Circle Punch, Bubbles Framelits, Crop-o-dile (retired), Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Simple Stems

TSSC306It’s Monday again and time for another Teachnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.

I told you that I was going to do something a little different for the next several Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges and that was to the Simple Stems set from the Occasions Mini, along with the Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp paper for the sketches.  Well believe it or not this is the last one that I did!  I hope that you enjoyed the 4 different looks with the Simple Stems and Sweet Sorbet dsp!

Here’s the details…

  • Crisp Cantaloupe – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp – Crisp Cantaloupe print 4 x 5 1/4 and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, run through Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, layer on Pool Party 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 and add to card front
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 1 – add to card front
  • Pool Party – 3 x 3/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black add to card front
  • Stamp large flower in Pool Party and rose in Crisp Cantaloupe, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add two Basic Black Candy Dots to finish it off.

TSSC306I hope you enjoyed my little series of Simple Stems cards based on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges.  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Simple Stems, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Simple Stems

TSSC304It’s Monday again and time for another Teachnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.

Last week I told you that I was going to do something a little different for the next several Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges and that was to the Simple Stems set from the Occasions Mini, along with the Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp paper for the sketches.  Well I’m back with my second one!  I just LOVE these soft pretty colors together!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sorbet dsp – two prints 1 7/8 x 5 (each), layer onto a piece of Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out 3 1/4″ circle using Circle Framelits.
  • Stamp stems in Pistachio Pudding and flower in Pool Party.  Stamp rose in Crisp Cantaloupe on separate piece of paper, cut out and add using dimensionals.  Add circle to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black on Sahara Sand 1/2 x 3 3/8. Cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.  Add a Pistachio Pudding Boutique Detail to banner to finish it off.

TSSC304Isn’t this just a fun sketch?  It would make a great gate fold card too!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Simple Stems, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
Other: Circle Framelits, Boutique Details, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Just Sayin’

DSC01508Melissa Davies made this wonderful card and I decided to do a CASE of it for a make and take for a workshop in January.

I added a layer where Melissa’s was just a one layer card.  I wanted to step it up just a little bit.  I also had used this same basic idea when I made this card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

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 largest one using Daffodil Delight, the bunch of little flowers in Smoky Slate, and the last flower in StazOn Jet Black.  Add the panel to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Pick one of the greetings from the Just Sayin’ set.  Stamp using StazOn Jet Black on Whisper White.  Cut with matching framelit and add using dimensionals.

Yep…that’s really all there is to this card.  And it’s such a great card…just swap a different color for the yellow and you have another cool card.  This was a fun make and take.

Set(s): Simple Stems, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Bubbles Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Just Sayin’

CCMC291Happy Thursday everyone.  Oh my…there is a hope of Spring in the air!  Okay…it’s not -9 and it’s not snowing…I guess that is hope!  But for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, I decided to add a little hope with a happy card…okay…I think it is happy!

This is a fun set.  One of the things I often forget to do is to make my own dsp.  Now that there are so many pretty printed papers out there, it is easy to forget to make our own.  The sketch challenge this week I thought was perfect for doing this for the panel.

Here’s the details –

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  It’s a little hard to see from the picture but I ran it through the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4.  Stamp the large flower with Daffodil Delight,  the multiple blossom flower in Smoky Slate and the ‘starburst’ flower in StazOn Jet Black (or Basic Black).  Layer 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Smoky Slate under it then another piece of the Smoky Slate 3/4 x 4 1/4 along the top.  I a piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around the tap and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black (or Basic Black) on Daffodil Delight, cut out with matching framelits and add to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to the center of each ‘starburst’ flower to finish it off.

Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to see the great projects by the design team.

Set(s): Simple Stems, Just Sayin’
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Bubbles Framelits, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Tour de Freak – Feb

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Welcome everyone to the February Tour de Freak Blog Hop!  This month it’s a ‘anything goes kind of hop so you are going to see a bit of this and a bit of that.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Wendy Weixler;s Wickedly Wonderful blog.  Weren’t those project terrific?  LOVED ‘EM!!!

FebCardDo you love Washi Tape?  I do too but I find I tend to NEVER use it…just collect it.  Well…I’m trying to change my wayward ways so I decided that I would feature the Retro Fresh Washi Tape in my post!

The main panel on my card is made by adding Washi Tape to Whisper White then cutting out the ‘bubbles’ using the framelits.  The Just Sayin’ greetings are are stamped using Soft Suede on So Saffron and added behind the panel using dimensionals.  Next came the Natural Trim tied with some of the Pool Party Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack (SAB).  This is added to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar then added to the Coastal Cabana base.  It’s finished off with the Woo Hoo stamped in Soft Suede on Coastal Cabana, cut out with the matching ‘bubble’ then added using dimensionals.

Feb3DOh I just LOVE my 3D project!  Washi is sooo good on so many different surfaces.  I bought this fun LIVE wood piece (it was already painted white).  I ran the Washi Tape straight across then used a craft blade to cut all the excess off.  Worked GREAT!  I used the Retro Fresh then the Crumb Cake design from the Epic Day Washi Tape Collection.  The ‘stem’ is from Simple Stems, stamped in Versamark, embossed using Early Espresso the colored using Pear Pizzazz marker.  This is added using dimensionals.  I made the ‘flower’ using two different prints from the Retro Fresh dsp pack and fringe scissors (how cool) then add to the dot on the i using tombow.  I finished this off using some basic rhinestones.

HopFrameAnd one more project…well mainly because I had this wooden M sitting on top of my desk. Then I sort of added the Washi Tape to and thought …hmmm…that looks cool!  Then I decided I needed to do something with it and I had this frame sitting there right by my desk.  So when I finished playing with it…this is what came out.  I did get the letter the same time I got the LIVE up above.  They are just so easy to cover with the Washi Tape…you have GOT to try it!  Add it to a piece of Whisper White that is layered onto Baked Brown Sugar.  I took a piece of Coastal Cabana (8×8), picked out 4 prints from the Retro Fresh dsp, layered each on Baked Brown Sugar then added to the Coastal Cabana.  Finally I punched out the Coastal Cabana Stripe using the Pansy Punch, added a 1″ Tangerine Tango Circle, stamped a flower from Petite Petals using Coastal Cabana, punched out with the matching Petite Petal Punch and added a Tangerine Tango Candy Dot in the center.  I used the Pansy Punch and Baked Brown Sugar for the leaves.

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What fun Washi Tape can be!  So now it’s time to head over to my friend Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures Blog!  Great projects await you there!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Just Sayin’

DSC01428Well it’s the end of Week 3 for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014 and on Saturday we have a special challenge.  This week it is a fun Sketch Challenge and I don’t know about you but I just LOVE banners!

Not only do I love banners but I also LOVE the Retro Fresh dsp and Just Sayin’ set.  So many fun thing coming all together on this!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Three Banners – Retro Fresh dsp and the Banners Framelits.  Layer onto card front.
  • Add piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark on Coastal Cabana cardstock and emboss using Early Espresso embossing powder.  Cut out using matching Bubbles Framelits and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Finish with arrow from Essential Wooden Elements.

So check out the fun creations from the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team!

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Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to see the great projects by the design team.

Set(s): Just Sayin’
Paper: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Retro Fresh dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Essential Wood Elements, Bubbles Framelits, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Just Sayin’

CF SwapWelcome to PREVIEW WEEK for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014!!!  WOOO HOOO!!!  We are always soooo excited to get a new collection going and to share with everyone what we are all about!

Today on Create with Connie and Mary we are sharing our two NEW (to Create with Connie and Mary) Guest Designers!  We are sooooo excited to have them onboard!  Who are they?  Well…you’ll have to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out!

So for my card today I’m using one of my favorite sets in the new Occasions Mini – Just Sayin’ and Bubble Framelits!  This is a card I made for my Control Freak Swap and have been saving it until today to share with you!

Oh…and tomorrow????  Well TOMORROW (Monday) I’m showing MY Preview Project AND get ready…BLOG CANDY!!!!

Here’s the details:

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, layer on Strawberry Slush 5 x 3 3/4 then add to card front.
  • Kaleidoscope dsp 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Stamp each of the 3 greetings using Basic Black on Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay.  Cut out using matching framelits and add to card front.
  • Add some gold sequins and then a little Strawberry Slush heart (Owl 2-step punch) to finish it off.

SpringDesignTeamWOOOOO HOOOOO!!!! Preview Week has BEGUN!!!  Looking for EXCLUSIVE ideas for products from the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration products?  Well…Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014 is for you!  During our Preview Week you can get a taste of what Create with Connie and Mary Collections are all about!

Join now before the Early Bird Special end (in a week) for only $24.95!  That’s $5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95.  You get 4 weeks of exclusive projects (not shown anywhere else on the Internet!).  One week is are Card “Create”tions week (6 days of cards…each designer sharing 4 cards from their chosen set), one week is all about Sale-a-bration and the other two are with the products from the Occasions Mini.

Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more.

Set(s): Just Sayin’
Paper: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Kaleidoscope dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Bubbles Framelits, Gold Sequin, Owl 2-step Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy