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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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Spring Sampler

Create Spring Sat Challenges 010We have come to the end of Week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 and time for another Saturday challenge!  This week…it’s a fun color challenge.  Since we were focused on nature and spring this week, I decided to use some flowers on mine.

I just LOVE blue and yellow together so decided to use my Hearts a Flutter Framelit to make these cute tags in the 4 colors:  Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the flower from the Spring Sampler set in Versmark on each and embossed in white.  Then I took the coordinating color ink and rubbed over the embossed image to make them stand out a little more.  The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White, stamped the HELLO from the Oh, Hello set in Not Quite Navy, added the tags using White Brads, made a bow (click the tutorial tab above for how I make my ‘bows’) using Daffodil Delight Seam Binding and a White brad, added to the panel then added the panel to the card base using dimensionals.  Yep…that’s all there is to it!  Oh…doesn’t it feel like spring?

Set(s): Spring Sampler, Oh, Hello
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Other: Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Neutral Brads, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Dimensionals

 

conmarspring13promoSo head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the design team has done!  They are SOOOO creative!  And while you are there…there’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013…so many FANTASTIC ideas!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Mary siggy spring

Bee Happy

DSC00565So it is COLD and SNOWING outside…YUCK!!!  But the really nice thing is that I can stay inside and stay warm today.  I am so happy for that!

I got a new computer yesterday…WOOO HOOO!!!  So far this is just WONDERFUL!!!  So I’m trying out my programs I’ve downloaded and loading up pictures and all that good stuff.  So far…so good!

On Wednesday I did this fun little card and I thought I’d use the same sketch (with a little twist) for a card to warm you up for today.  Some quick notes…

The base of the card is Daffodil Delight 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I took another piece of Daffodil Delight, ran it through the Hexagon Embossing Folder and added to the card base.  Next I took a piece of Daffodil Delight Polka Dotted dsp, layered it onto a piece of Basic Black then added to the card base (on an angle) using dimensionals.  I punched out four 1 1/4″ Scallop Circles from a piece of Whisper White and added to the card base using dimensionals.  I stamped 4 bees from the Spring Sampler set using Basic Black on Whisper White, colored with the Daffodil Delight Marker, added some Dazzling Details to the wings, LET DRY, then punched out using the 3/4″ Circle punch.  I added three using dimensionals.  For the last one I stamped happy from the A Word for You set using Basic Black on Daffodil Delight and cut out using the large banner framelit, I added a second large banner in Basic Black, trimmed off the one side and added behind the 4th bee.  I then added this to the card front to finish it off.

conmarspring13promoAnd speaking of spring…don’t forget that the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 has JUST begun and a perfect time to join.  For more information, go to the Create with Connie and Mary website.  If you scroll down you can see the Preview Projects posted last week by our very talented design team!

Set(s): Spring Sampler, A Word for You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Brights dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Other: 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Dazzling Details, Bitty Banner Framelits, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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