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Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the March Tour de Freaks where we are celebrating SPRING and Easter.  If you are going forward through the hop you have arrived here from Patty Bennett’s Patty’s Stamping Spot blog.  Weren’t those projects just WONDERFUL!

HopCardOh…I don’t know about you but I am SOOOO ready for SPRING!!!  This has been some winter and maybe…just maybe we are done with snow in this neck of the woods.  A girl sure can hope!

I decided for my project to do a little ‘hybrid’ work…using My Digital Studio along with stamps and ink to create my projects.  I haven’t done that in a while.  For my projects I did the ‘think SPRING’ using My Digital Studio, printed out on Whisper White and then went to work from there.  I stamped the stem in Versamark and embossed using Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, I did the flowers in Strawberry Slush and then one is added using dimensionals.  This panel is layered onto Wild Wasabi, I added a Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon ‘tab’.  I did a Strawberry Slush panel through the Fancy Fan Embossing folder, added to a Strawberry Slush card base then added the think SPRING panel using dimensionals.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

HopFrameBack for our Halloween hop last year, I did a little mini memory box just like this only it was black.  I bought that and this white one last year at Michael’s but I’m sure you can find it on the Internet.  I hadn’t done anything using this white one so out it came for SPRING!

The top panel is Strawberry Slush dsp.  I made the panel the same as I did for the card above only put on one flower instead of two.  The flowers on the bottom are all stamped in Strawberry Slush.  The leaves are the bird wings from the 2-step bird punch and the leaves/branch from that punch.  They are in Wild Wasabi.  Each flower is layered onto a Label Punch Smoky Slate piece then added to the little window.  Because of the depth of each of the ‘windows’ there is a lot of dimensionals popping things up!  I made a bow out of Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon and a Boutique Detail and added using glue dots.  Basic Rhinestones are added to finish it off.

I hope you are feeling a little ‘springy’ now!  And if you are ‘hop’ on over to Cindy Elam’s Heart’s Delight Cards blog and get ready for more fun!

clickhere2013Until 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

TSSC305It’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 here is my 3rd one (out of 4) and I do have to say…this is probably my FAVORITE of the ones that I made.

Here’s the details –

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sorbet dsp – Pool Party Flower print 1 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 4 and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 – cut into a banner.  Stamp stem using Pistachio Pudding and greeting in Basic Black.  Tie a piece of Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the to and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp flower in Pool Party and cut out.  Add some Black dot to the flowers and add using dimensionals

TSSC305I just LOVED this sketch and LOVED how my card turned out with it!  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, Simply Celebrate
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Other: Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 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

Simple Stems

SimpleStemsI needed to come up with a demo card for a workshop I have tomorrow night and decided it would be fun to show all the gold ‘stuff’ that is in the mini.  I wanted to use the great new vellum and the gold Washi Tape (I have been on a bit of a Washi Tape kick lately).  As I was looking for some inspiration for my card, I happened upon The Paper Players challenge for this week and although I didn’t follow it exactly, I really did base it on it.

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil Vellum – 5 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4, add the three different gold Washi Tapes.
  • Stamp the greeting using StazOn Jet Black right on the solid Gold Washi Tape.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp flower and stem using versamark, gold emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals.

Pretty easy card really…but uses LOTS of fun stuff!

Set(s): Simple Stems, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Versamark
Other: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Simple Stems

TSSC303It’s another Monday and another FUN Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

I thought I would do something different for the next several Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges.  You see sometimes, when I have a chance I like to work on several at a time and I actually had time to do that recently.  So I decided that for this one and the next three all would use the Simple Stems set and the Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp!

Here’s the details….

  • Crisp Cantaloupe – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sorbet – black print – 3 strips 4 1/2 x 3/4, cut into banners and add to card front.
  • Pistachio Pudding – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, run through the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, tie with a piece of the Crisp Cantaloupe Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pakc and add to card front.
  • Stamp stem using Pistachio Pudding, flower using Crisp Cantaloupe, and greeting using Basic Black on Whisper White.  Cut out using the 2 3/8″ Circle Framelit and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add one Basic Rhinestone to finish it off.

TSSC303Isn’t this just a FUN sketch?  I thought so…so many possibilities with it!  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, Simply Celebrate
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sorbet (SAB) dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Sweet Sorbet (SAB) Accessory Pack, Circle Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy