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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

Simple Stems

CAS261Blushing Bride!  I was soooo happy to see this color again when Stampin’ Up! did the color adjustment but then I sort of forgot about it.  The CAS challenge this week is that your card base has to be a color…no neutral.  So what did I pick?  You guessed it…Blushing Bride.

Lately I seem to be ‘stuck’ on Simple Stems.  LOVE this set!  I always tend to go for the solid images anyway and this set is just so much fun to work with.  OH…and guess what?  It was ‘sitting on top of my desk’ so things came together VERY quickly.

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  Run through Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing Folder.  Corner round bottom left using Envelope Punch Board (LOVE that corner rounder!).
  • Blushing Bride – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, corner round bottom left using Envelope Punch Board and sponge around edge using Blushing Bride.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Light sponge Blushing Bride over it.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flower and stem using Versamark on Blushing Bride, white emboss, sponge Blushing Bride over it.  Cut it out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Pearls to finish it off.
Set(s): Simple Stems, Simply Celebrate
Paper: Blushing Bride
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Envelope Punch Board (or Corner Rounder), 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