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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’!

 

Abstract Background Technique

Happy June everyone and welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  So this week we are doing abstract background techniques.  Now…it’s not that I can’t do these but I decided what I don’t like about a lot of these is that they are MESSY!  I DON’T DO MESSY!!!  LOL!!!  After MANY attempts at different things I did FINALLY come up with one I liked!  Okay…that I REALLY LOVE!

Isn’t this pretty!  I used pretty much the Polished Stone technique – glossy paper, reinkers, alcohol and cotton balls  Here’s the details…

  • Blueberry Bushel – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Glossy White – 3 3/4 x 5, start with Lemon Lime Twist (cotton ball and alcohol), Next Call Me Clover (cotton ball and alcohol) and then Blueberry Bushel (cotton ball and alcohol); once dry (it dries VERY quickly) randomly stamp the three leaf image from Rooted in Nature using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5, add to panel
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add behind panel then add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 – stamp greeting in Basic Black and Blueberry Bushel, cut into banner
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves/stem in Lemon Lime Twist 3 times and solid single leaf in Call Me Clover 3 times, cut them all out and layer behind banner.
  • Blueberry Bushel 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon – loop behind tag/leaves element and then add to card front using dimensionals.

And speaking of Rooted in Nature…check out our NEW COLLECTION – Rooted in Nature!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Rooted in Nature
Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Glossy White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Other: Nature’s Root Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

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’!

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’!