Apr 24 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  Hope you have a beautiful day!  So far, no rain…and the spring flowers have their fancy dress on!


This was the Easter card I sent out this year.  I have loved A Good Egg for years and every year borrowed my friend's set during the stamping retreat.  This year I decided to purchase it for myself.  It is just one of the good all-around Easter sets!



I used a base of Regal Rose and layered on Daffodil Delight that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I used a strip of Nursery Suite Designer Paper along the left side.  For my focal element, I went back to the Sale-A-Bration set, Sweet Summer, and used the stem of leaves for the base of my tulip flower.  Then I stamped the egg shell from A Good Egg on the Designer Paper and cut it out, popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on top of the leaf stem.  Stamped the Chick on Daffodil Delight and cut her out…colored her beak Pumpkin Pie.  I stamped the little birdie from Sweet Summer and colored with Early Espresso.  I also hand drew some grass along the base of the stem.


I layered the Whisper White panel on Regal Rose and used the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the left side.  I stamped Happy Easter from A Good Egg in Early Espresso, punched with the Large Oval and layered on the Scallop Oval punched from Nursery Suite.  This was popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and added a butterfly with Rhinestone Jewel body.


I thought it made a FUN Easter card!  Enjoy your day.  We have about 12 coming over for Easter Dinner…better get back to cooking and setting the table!

Mar 02 2011

Sweet Summer

This is similar to a project my Stamp Clubs made this month!  They loved this project!  For this card, I switched up the layout they did so it would fit Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! 



As you can see, I flipped the sketch so it is upright instead of on the side.  And…this is a card and gift combined!  Can you tell what it is?



For the card, I started with a base of Melon Mambo cardstock and layered on a piece of polka dot print from the Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor Designer paper.  I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim XL Die.  In each of the scallops I placed a Pearl.  I made the vase with the Ovals #2 Die from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stamped the image from Sweet Summer on it with Pear Pizzazz.  I placed some small Pearls on the flower buds.  I used Sticky Strip around the edges of the oval, except for the top, then adhered it to the front of the designer paper.  I stamped three butterflies from Sweet Summer in Basic Black and colored them with Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers.  To hide the seam of the designer paper, I used a length of 1/8 Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon. 


And for the surprise gift!!!  A bookmark can be removed from the pocket of the vase!



The jumbo paperclip bookmark is made with the Fun Flowers Die and the 5 Petal Punch.  I cut the medium flower with Melon Mambo and layered on the Daffodil Delight punched with the 5 Petal Punch.  In the center is a Sweet Stitches Fabric Brad!  I stamped leaves with the Build a Blossom stamp set in Old Olive Classic Ink on Pear Pizzazz and punched with the Blossom Petals Punch.  On the back to hold the flower to the paperclip is a Scallop Circle of Pear Pizzazz.  Not shown in this picture (see first picture), I added a piece of Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon because I thought it needed just a little something!  lol!


I made up a bunch of these flower bookmarks to sell at the stamping retreat I'm going to this weekend!  I hope they like them!


Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!


Feb 03 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge – Sweet Summer

It's Thursday Challenge time over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We invite you to play along this week with a fabulous sketch challenge!



Here is my card this week based on the sketch.  Since we are featuring the Sale-A-Bration products on Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition, I used one of my favorites…Sweet Summer…to make my card.  I paired it with Springtime Vintage.  I love the blue colors in this paper!



I started my card by stamping the flower image four times on Very Vanilla cardstock.  One flower is cut out and layered over top the middle flower.  I used the colors of Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers and an AquaPainter to color the flower images.  I punched it with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle (NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN TO ORDER!)  It is layered on a 2 1/2 Circle of Old Olive cardstock.


The base of the card is Very Vanilla and I layered on the small Baja Breeze flower print from Springtime Vintage Designer Paper.  I wrapped some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon around to the back, then two Night of Navy 1/8" Taffeta strands along each side of the Very Vanilla…I actually like the striped look it achieved!  I picked up the color of Peach Parfait that I used in the centers of the flowers and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder for some texture.  It is layered on Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock.  I stamped Celebrate from Fabulous Phrases in Night of Navy Classic Ink on Very Vanilla and punched with the Small Oval punch.  I placed three adhesive Pearls underneath the greeting.


Finally, I made a bow out of 1/8 Night of Navy Taffeta Ribbon, wrapped Linen Thread around it to hold the bow shape, and placed it on the stems with a Mini Glue Dot.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the fabulous Challenge Team did this week with the sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then, grab your supplies and make your own creation.  Upload it to Inlinkz before next Wednesday!  We love to see what you do!  While you are there, make sure to sign up for the latest edition of Create with Connie and Mary!  It's not too late!

Jan 31 2011

Sweet Summer

When I saw the Sale-A-Bration brochure, I knew this set, Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Summer, was the FIRST set I would order!  One…you can never have too many flower sets…and two…I loved the clean whimsical look of them!  I made over 50 of this card, some for my Control Freaks Sale-A-Bration swap and I took a few of them to Leadership with me!



I started with a base of Rich Razzleberry and layered on Pear Pizzazz that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  I added the stripe paper from Springtime Vintage Designer Paper in the Occasions Mini.  I wrapped some 1/4 Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon around, tied a knot and secured it in the back. 


I stamped a Whisper White panel randomly with the leafy swirl image from Sweet Summer in both Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz to make my own "designer paper".  The focal flower, I stamped the stem in Pear Pizzazz and the top flower in Rich Razzleberry, added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center.  It is punched with the 1 3/4 circle punch and layered on the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle.  Finally, I stamped "Thanks" from Fabulous Phrases in Rich Razzleberry on the striped Designer Paper.


I liked how it turned out!


Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we are just beginning Week 2 of our subscription!  This week we are featuring the Sale-A-Bration brochure products!  It's not too late to join!  We still have four weeks left of the subscription AND you will be able to access all the past projects we've done.  We also leave the site up indefinitely for you to use the ideas in the future!  With a price of $29.95 for over 30 projects, that is less than $1 per project!  We know you won't be disappionted!  Join today at Create with Connie and Mary!