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Bloomin’ Marvelous

DSC00582WOW…it’s already the LAST DAY of February!  Where did it go?  The great thing about the end of February…we are that much closer to SPRING!!!  This week the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a fun sketch!

Well…you KNOW I love butterflies and you KNOW I love these colors so I put the two together!  The base of the card is Pool Party.  I took a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Clouds Embossing Folder and layered it onto a piece of Basic Grey.  I made a ‘bow’ (click tutorial above to access my bow tutorial) using Daffodil Delight 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and an Island Indigo Designer Printed Brad, added an extra strip of ribbon than added to the panel, then to the card front using dimensionals.  I made three butterflies (So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo) the larger butterfly is Elegant Butterfly Punch and the smaller one is stamped using the Bloomin’ Marvelous Butterfly, punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch, layered then added the ‘body/antenna’ using a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I punched out 3 Postage stamps in Whisper White, added the Butterflies using glue dots then added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Basic Grey, punched with the Postage Stamp Punch and added to the card front using dimensionals.

So check out what the design team did with the sketch by heading over to Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Grey
Ink: So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Grey
Other: Daffodil Delight 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Postage Stamp Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Incolor Design Printed Brad, Clouds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Bloomin’ Marvelous

ICFlowerThe IC challenge for this week is from a site Designs by Lucinda.  I first became aware of her BEAUTIFUL ‘little pieces of art’ when I was working for the Alzheimer’s Associate.  Lucinda had a line of pins called ‘people pins’ and the Alzheimer’s Association was selling them as a fundraiser.  Okay…I have a FABULOUS collection (well…if you must know…9 of these pins!  I was clearing out some stuff and found my pins and wanted to look to see if Lucinda was still doing these.  She has such an incredible story of inspiration.  I’m sure you will find TONS of inspiration on her site.

ICFlower_BeeSo…I found this great pin (and I was going to link to it but it is now sold) so I’ve added it here and decided to use it for my inspiration.  I just took her incredible pin, made it from paper and put it on my card!  The base of the card is is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Old Olive.  I added a panel of the clouds on top.  I made a ‘bow’ (click on tutorial tab above) using Pool Party Seam Binding and a green glimmer brad, added and extra piece of seam binding and added to the panel.  I added this to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I used my Blossom Party die.  The small flower is Pool Party, the middle one is Champagne Glimmer (yes, it is STILL available!), and then the large one is from a DSP print in the SAB set.  I sponged some Island Indigo on it and some Certainly Celery.  I like how it sort of looks like the pin.  Each layer of the flower is added using dimensionals.  For the leaves it is Certainly Celery and the one I pressed into Versamark and used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on it.   The leaves are cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlit.  I added the flower to the card front.  But the pin had a bee and I needed one too so I stamped the bee from the Spring Sampler set using Stazon, colored with Daffodil Delight and added some Dazzling Details to the wings to finish it off.  Oh what a wonderful pin that inspired this card!

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous, Spring Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Champagne Glimmer, Sycamore Street dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Versamark, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Cloud Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Blossom Party Die, Pool Party Seam Binding, Bright Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Feeling Sentimental

SentimentalIt’s time again for another SUO Challenge and this time….let’s Sale-a-brate as the team uses SAB items.  I have not inked up my Feeling Sentimental (what have I been waiting for) set and thought I’d put some ink to rubber FINALLY!!!

The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I took another piece of Crumb Cake, ran it through the Clouds Embossing Folder and added to the card front.  I took the YUMMY Black/Grey duo ribbon and tied around the card.  I stamped the ferris wheel using Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla, celebrate in Basic Black, layered the panel onto another Very Vanilla piece then the card front using dimensionals.  WOW…how simple!

Set(s): Feeling Sentimental
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Other: Clouds Embossing Folder, Black/Grey Two-Tone Ribbon,  Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

DSC00586The color challenge today is very simple – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black.  Yep…that’s it.  Oh…and then Karen (the hostess this week wanted CAS (Clean and Simple or as she says CAC – Clean and Classy).  Well what can I say, that is right up my alley!  I couldn’t wait to join the fun!

I have been LOVIN’ the new Swallowtail background stamp.  I did not get it my first round of buying ‘stuff’ from the new mini and really didn’t have any plans for getting it.  Well, changed my mind and I LOVE IT!

Some quick notes before heading to bed…the base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I took a piece of Natural Cream, stamped the butterfly in Crumb Cake, layered onto Basic Black then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I took a strip of the Basic Black striped, cut into a banner and added a Very Vanilla Ribbon Lace scallop under it, added it to the card front and added a strip of Crumb Cake to it.  I stamped Oh Happy Day in Basic Black on Crumb Cake, punched with the Wide Oval Punch, layered onto a Very Vanilla Decorative Label punch then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next was two Basic Black Bitty Butterflies (hmmm….say that fast a couple times!), added to the label the added some Basic Pearls to the butterflies and the Crumb Cake strip!  See…easy as can be.

conmarspring13promoAnd speaking of easy as can be…it’s really easy to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  Yep…for $34.95 you get 30 incredible ideas that are great for stamp camps and classes and these projects are only seen by our subscribers…we do not share pictures of these projects anywhere on the Internet so you know they are exclusive! We have just started week 3 and this week it’s all about KITS!!!  My favorite week of the edition!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Bloomin’ Marvelous
Paper: Very Vanilla, Natural Cream, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Neutrals dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Other: Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Ribbon Lace Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Hello

DSC00584Happy Monday everyone and time for another Technostampter Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  I was going to do another bee card – bee-cause the other turned out sooo cute – but decided to go with butterflies.  You can’t go wrong with butterflies!

The base of the card is So Saffron and I stamped the Hello from Oh Hello in Island Indigo.  I added a print from the Tea for Two dsp.  Next I took a piece of the Natural Cream and punch three 1 1/4″ scallop circles in there.  (You can click the tutorial link above then click on Window Pane or click here to access my video on how to get nicely aligned punch outs like this.)  I took a piece of Island Indigo, punched the scallop along the edge, added a strip of Lucky Limeade  then added my punched out piece using dimensional.  This was then added to the card front.  I stamped the butterfly from Bloomin’ Marvelous using Lucky Limeade on Natural Cream, punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch, added to a 3/4″ So Saffron Circle then added to the center of each scallop circle.  Finally I tied a piece of Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around the card to finish it off.

TSSC249So here’s the sketch for today.  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  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): Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB), Oh Hello
Paper: Natural Cream, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, Tea for Two dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Other: 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon,  Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Bloomin’ Marvelous

Create Spring Sat Challenges 007WOW…we are already at the end of week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 and this week was a major Sale-a-bration as the design team focused on items in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  Oh how fun!  And now since it is Saturday, we have a challenge for our subscribers and we post our projects to our blogs.

This is such a fun and easy card to make!  The base of the card is Pool Party.  I took a piece of Tangerine Tango and added to the card base.  Next I took a print from the Sycamore Street dsp pack, layered onto Island Indigo then to the card base.  I did the medium doily from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit in Tangerine Tango and added an Island Indigo circle behind it.  Next I stamped the greeting in Tangerine Tango and Island Indigo on Whisper White, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  For the butterfly I inked in Island Indigo, stamped off, then did rock and roll on the edge in Island Indigo to get the two tone look.  I punched this out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  The flower is in Pool Party with the center in Tangerine Tango.  To finish it all off I added some Basic Rhinestones to the Tangerine panel and to the butterfly.

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Sycamore Street dsp (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
Other: Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team has done.  Then, if you haven’t already, subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 so you can see all the exclusive projects we have shared so far and to see what we have in store for you for the next 3 weeks!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Madison Avenue

Jan Thurs Create 010WOW…it’s the last Thursday in January already and we are into our 2nd week of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Mini and this week it’s a Sale-a-bration as we focus on the items in the Sale-a-bration brochure!  Since we are using SAB items for our projects, I thought I’d use a SAB set for my Thursday card.

I LOVE this sketch…just a little different take on an old favorite.  The base of the card is Island Indigo 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I took another piece of the Island Indigo and ran it through the Vine Street Embossing Folder then added to the card front.  I did two Tangerine Tango Zig Zags from the Tasteful Trim XL Die and added to the card front.  Next I added the 4 panels from the Sycamore Street dsp pack using dimensionals.  The one flower is Island Indigo ink on Tangerine Tango with Pool Party Button and the other is Midnight Muse ink on Island Indigo with Tangerine Tango button.  The buttons are added using Baker’s Twine.  The flowers are cut out with Floral Frames Framelits.  I stamped the happy birthday in Island Indigo on Pool Party, cut into a banner and added to the card front to finish it off.

Set(s): Madison Avenue (SAB)
Paper: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Sycamore Street dsp (SAB)
Ink: Island Indigo, Midnight Muse
Other: Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Vine Street Emobssing Folder (SAB), Sycamore Street Buttons (SAB), Floral Frames Framelits, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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