Apr 19 2014

April 2014 Tour De Freaks

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This month's Tour de Freaks theme is "Non-Gender Specific"…that kind of cracks me up!  Anyway…projects that can be used for either male or female is how I interpreted it!  The Control Freaks have a short, but sweet, tour for you this month!  Come take the tour!  You've probably just come from Justin Krieger's blog…weren't his projects fun!

 

I decided to use my On Film Framelits…I haven't used them much…and matched them with Film Strip and Hip Notes Stamp Sets!  I used a Black/White/Silver theme and love how they turned out!  There is a card and matching gift card holder.  My daughter-in-law always asks for photo processing gift cards (she uses them a LOT with Carter!), so this will be perfect for her!

 

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Here's a closeup of the card.  The cameras from the On Film Framelits are embossed on Silver Cardstock…and  there is a touch of Silver Glimmer across the bottom.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge in the background with Neutrals Designer Paper Pack.  The Filmstrip stamp (did you even know Stampin' Up! carried it???)  I extended by piecing it together.

 

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And here is the matching gift card holder.  I used the same stamp sets and details on it, along with the Pop N Cuts Card Base Die.

 

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Inside is a stand-up piece to hold the gift card.  I cut the opening with the Word Window Punch.

 

Make sure to continue on around the rest of the Blog Tour.  Next up is my good friend, Debbie Henderson…I always ADORE her work and am sure you will, too!

 

 

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Apr 17 2014

CCMC299 Eggstra Spectacular

We have a fun sketch challenge for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary!  My mind went several different ways when I saw the sketch.  I ended up deciding to use Stampin' Up!'s Eggstra Spectacular one more time before Easter!  I think it turned out kind of fun!  But, I really LOVE what the rest of the Challenge Team did!  Make sure to check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

 

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And here is my card!  Aren't the bright Easter Eggs fun?  I can hardly wait for our grandson, Carter, to enjoy his first Easter Egg "hunt".

 

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The details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Strawberry Slush cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the top 2/3 of the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  3. Along the bottom, I added a 1 x 5 1/4 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper, then a small strip of Basic Black cardstock to hide the seam.
  4. I stamped the egg from Eggstra Spectacular three times with Black Stazon on Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay cardstock, then punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  They are popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Since the eggs had the "greeting", I stamped the row of Easter eggs with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored with Markers.  I cut a flag end and placed the strip across the eggs. 
  6. Finally, I added a small Petite Petals flower of Crushed Curry with an Itty Bitty Flower Punch of Strawberry Slush to the end, with a Rhinestone in the center.

Kind of fun and unusual Easter card, don't you think?  I had fun with it!

 

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Apr 15 2014

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Apr 14 2014

Oh Baby!

Oh, some EXCITING news!  It's finally been shared on Facebook, so I can share it here, too! 

 

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Our youngest son and DIL are expecting their first child…our second grandchild!  We are BEYOND excited!

 

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I sent them this card last month when we got the news!  I used Stampin' Up!'s single stamp, Oh Baby, that was available last year (it may be available as a digital MDS…I'm not sure…I tried to find it!)  But, I knew I'd use it a lot so I purchased the stamp.  I combined it with Kaleidoscope Designer Paper…Strawberry Slush is Allie's favorite color!  So…a little pink…a little blue with Bermuda Bay…I figure I'm covered either way!  Also, notice the little heart on her tummy!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate.
  2. I added a 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece of Kaleidoscope DSP on th left, then a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip on the right.
  3. I stamped the Oh Baby image with Black Stazon on Whisper White, then used the Oval Framelit to cut it out.  I popped it up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. I punched two Petite Petals flowers from Crushed Curry Cardstock and added Strawberry Slush Itty Bitty flower punches in the center with Rhinestones.
  5. Finally, I added a little Red Glimmer Heart, punched from the Owl Punch, on her tummy!

 

And, we got to hang out with Carter for a while yesterday after his nap.  I took this picture…look at his WILD hair!  lol!  Isn't he a SWEETIE!  Just love him to pieces!  He is 10 months old today!

 

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Well…happy Monday!  Busy week of stamping for me!  Have to start working on 1st birthday invitations for this little guy!

 

 

 


Apr 10 2014

CCMC298 Perfect Pennants

It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  We have a wonderful SPRING color combination for you to try.   LOVE the colors in this.  BUT…I resisted using flowers on my card!   lol!

 

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I did try something new with the Fringe Scissors…or at least I hadn't seen it done before!  Can you guess how I did the multi-colored fringe along the bottom?

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded to make base card.
  2. I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Daffodil Delight (don't emboss at this point).
  3. Next cut two 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 strips of Tangeine Tango and Gumball Green and used the Fringe Scissors on them part way.  I adhered them both together.  Then I took and trimmed off two Gumball Green fringes, left two, trimmed two…all the way across so that the Tangerine Tango underneath showed thru.  I adhered them to the bottom of the Daffodil Delight.
  4. I cut a 2 x 5 1/4 Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper and covered the top edge of the Fringe.
  5. I embossed the top portion of Daffodil Delight and the DSP with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  6. I cut two narrow 1/4 strips of Gumball Green and Tangerine Tango and placed across the DSP seam at the top.
  7. Make a Wish from Perfect Pennants was inked up with Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green Markers and stamped on 2 x 3 1/2 Whisper White.  I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch at the bottom.
  8. I tied on some Daffodil Delight Chevron Ribbon thru the tag and adhered to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Isn't this a nice CHEERFUL card?  I love how it turned out…and that multi-colored fringe gives it a total different look!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see their fabulous cards for the color challenge!

 

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Apr 08 2014

SUOC94 Blessed Easter

This time over on SUO Challenges our theme is Easter!  Since I totally LOVE the Blessed Easter stamp set, I wanted to use it one more time (at least) before Easter gets here!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Strawberry Slush cardstock.
  2. I added a 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper in the green chevron pattern along the left side.
  3. On top of that I cut a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Whisper White and corner rounded two of the corners. 
  4. I stamped the Blessed Easter image with Black Stazon ink on the Whisper White, then watercolored with my AquaPainter and Strawberry Slush and Gumball Green Markers.
  5. I used the Oval templates and piercing tool to make a pierced oval around the image.
  6. Next I added a little of the Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon along the left edge.
  7. Finally, I thought a punched Bermuda Bay Bitty Butterfly with some rhinestones would be a pretty touch!  I love how the color POPS against the Strawberry Slush color!

Simple elegance, I think!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge team and see what they've done with the Easter theme!

 

 

 

 

 


Apr 03 2014

CCMC296 – Timeless Talk

It's time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It's a fun sketch this week! 

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I pulled out Timeless Talk…one that I haven't used in a long time!  I paired it with the I Am Me Designer Paper.

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Real Red with the Arrows Embossing Folder.
  3. I cut three 3/4" x 4 1/4 strips of the striped paper in I Am Me DSP and layered them across the front.
  4. The phone was stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and cut with the Circle Framelit, then added to a Starburst Framelit of Daffodil Delight.  I added an Itty Bitty flower of Real Red, then a Candy Dot base and Daffodil Delight Candy Dot to the center.  It's popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I tucked the small Starburst of Pool Party under the larger one, then added a Metal button tied with Twine leftover from the Happenings Simply Created Kit.
  6. The Hello There greeting was stamped with Black Stazon in the Word Bubble, then cut out by hand.

I thought some of the Just Sayin' greetings would be cute, too, but didn't want to add a THIRD set of framelits to my card!  lol!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they have done with this FUN sketch!  Then grab your supplies and play along!

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Apr 02 2014

Petite Petals again

Well, if you are following my blog, you'll notice that this card combines Monday's layout with yesterday's colors!  I originally was going to do this version of the card until I decided to use Sale-A-Bration products.  So…here's an updated version with current products!

 

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And here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pear Pizzazz folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Elegant Eggplant
  3. I embossed the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White with Delicate Dots folder (guess I need to put this away until the new catalog comes out!) or substitute the Perfect Polka Dots for now.
  4. I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Pear Pizzazz from the Subtles Patterned Stack and another piece 1 x 3 1/2, then cut flag ends and placed on the front.
  5. I stamped the greeting from Yippee Skippee with Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White and cut with the Oval Framelits.
  6. I stamped the flower from Petite Petals three times with Elegant Eggplant on scrap Whisper White and punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  I punched two additional from Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the leaves.
  7. In the centers, I punched the small flower from Itty Bitty Punches and added a small pearl to the centers.

 

Hope you like this version, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 01 2014

Million & One Petite Petals

I'm SOOOO excited!  Yesterday I earned Stampin' Up!'s HAWAII INCENTIVE TRIP!  I couldn't have done it without my FABULOUS customers who place orders online and at my workshops, classes and clubs!  I appreciate and love you all SOOOO much!  My husband and I are especially excited since we've been wanting to go back to Hawaii…we were there on our honeymoon 34 years ago!  It will be a DREAM trip for sure!  So…here's a CYBER CARD for all of you…FABULOUS is what you ALL are!
 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pear Pizzazz, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Elegant Eggplant.
  3. On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I stamped Off the Grid with Pear Pizzazz ink and the FABULOUS greeting from Million & One in Elegant Eggplant ink.
  4. I tied some Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon around and tied a knot.
  5. I punched 3 Elegant Eggplant Petite Petal flowers and placed the trio on the front.  In the center, I used the Itty Bitty Punch of Wisteria Wonder and added a small pearl.  I added some leaves punched from the Bird Punch to fill in around the flowers.

This is SO simple, but I think it is SO striking!  This color combo really appeals to me!  So…again THANK YOU to those that support my business, my blog…I really do appreciate you SO much!

 

 

 

 

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Mar 31 2014

Sweet Sorbet Petite Petals

 

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For every $50 order get one of the SAB products FREE!  For my workshops, I've been doing this card this past month.  It shows off several of the Sale-A-Bration products…the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (twine) and the Delicate Dots Embossing Folder.  I combined it with the Petite Petals Bundle of stamp set and punch!

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crisp Cantaloupe folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Pool Party cardstock.
  3. On the 3 3/7 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I embossed with the Delicate Dots folder.
  4. I added a 1 1/2 x 5 pennant and 1 x 4 1/2 pennant of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper, cut with a flag end.
  5. On the Oval Framelit, I stamped the greeting from Yippee Skippee with Black Stazon.
  6. I also stamped three Petite Petals flowers with Pool Party ink and punched out with the coordinating punch.  I punched two flowers from Pistachio Pudding cardstock and cut them for leaves, then arranged on the oval.
  7. In the centers, I used the Bitty Punches and Summer Starfruit cardstock, with a small pearl in the center.
  8. The Oval was popped up on the front. 
  9. As a final touch, I tied a bow of Pool Party Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and added it to the front with a Mini Glue dot!

I explained that if they purchased the Petite Petals Bundle (#134822, clear mount), the Oval Framelits (#129381), and a package of Pearls (#119247), they could get either the Sweet Sorbet DSP (133521) or the Delicate Dots Folder (133520) FREE with Sale-a-Bration and substitute the other items and colors!  I had several take advantage of it!!!  Yippee Skippee add on, too.  Order yours today!!!

 

 

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