Monday, September 15, 2014

Four Feathers, Work of Art!

Another card with my current favorite set, Four Feathers!  Each feather is stamped onto a different color block stamped with a Work of Art stamp.  Gorgeous Grunge stamped across the card vertically.  "Yippee" is from the new YeeHaw photopolymer set.


The Gold Button and Gold Baker's Twine seemed a perfect fit with these colors and I wanted to add just a bit more sparkle but Rhinestones, even though I love them, just didn't work for me here.  Sooo, I took some
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details and used my palette knife to smoosh (a technical term, I'm sure) just a small amount onto the Hello Honey and the Tangelo Twist blocks.  Hard to see in the pictures but a little sparkly in person.  : )   


See the gold glitz?




That's about it.  It was pretty easy and would have been fairly quick if I hadn't laid it aside for a couple of weeks before finishing it!  lol!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a stampin' good day!

Margaret

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christmas Cheer CCMC320

It's Thursday and that means another fun challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!   Today it's a color challenge using Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizazz and Smoky Slate! 


I think because these colors are in the new "All is Calm" Christmas DSP that made me think of a Christmas card; however I didn't use any of that DSP here.  I was, however, excited to use for the first time some of the new products from the Holiday Catalog!  Wow, don't you just love this new Filagree Frame embossing folder?!  And it's not just for Christmas but anytime!  



I used a Square Framelit to cut out the center of the Lost Lagoon layer and reveal the  Pear Pizzazz cardstock embossed with the Christmas Cheer stamp and  White Embossing Powder.  Snowflake Sequins from the Frosted Sequins Embellishment package are topped with small rhinestones for bling to finish off the design.  The card base is Smoky Slate.

Here are the colors we are using this week; aren't they gorgeous together?!



Check out the creations of the marvelous Design Team on Create with Connie and Mary's website to be inspired, then make your card according to the guidelines and then share it with us!!  We can't wait to see what you make using these colors!

Also remember to go back to Create with Connie and Mary's website on Saturday for a Blog Hop using products from the new catalog; this past Saturday every designer used the new Take Out boxes from the Holiday Catalog and came up with some really creative 3-D boxes!  Cool!  They are celebrating the on-going Holiday Card "Creat-ions".. you'll want to find out more about that!

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a stampin-good weekend!

Margaret   

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Stamp Set!

Just Released by Stampin' Up!:  a new photopolymer stamp set! 

You're Wonderful!





I thought you'd want to see it ... it's hot off the press!  : )

Happy Stamping!

Margaret

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WooHoo, Great Weekly Deals!

Here are the NEW Weekly Deals beginning today through next Monday, Sept. 15th!

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What'S Up Punch Item # 133781
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN




2" Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN




Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups Item # 116802
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN




Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter Item # 133751
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.69 CAN




Blushing Bride Baker'S Twine Item # 134577
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN




Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129984
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




Hexagon Punch Item # 130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN




World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130066
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN
 Enjoy these specials!   There are several that I plan to purchase.. a great opportunity to save on punches, glitter, baker's twine....? 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Margaret

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Duo!

Happy Sunday!  Hope your weekend has been good!  I have two cards for you today, both using the Seasonally Scattered set that is in the current Holiday Catalog.  I am using the Thanks stamp with all the vines and leaves.  I use the "baby wipe" technique on both of the focal images with inks of Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Island Indigo (those are the main ones... I may have thrown in a few more but it's been a couple of weeks since I stamped these images!)


The card base is Blackberry Bliss with a layer of Crumb Cake that was stamped with the Hardwood set in the same color.  A length of Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon is wrapped around and anchored at the top with a Regals Collection button tied with Linen Thread.  The focal piece is layered on Tangelo Twist cardstock and a couple of leaves cut with the Fun Fall Framelits were added to the corners.



The second card is on an Old Olive card base layered with Blackberry Bliss cardstock embossed with the Fancy Fan TIEF. then bound with a length of Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Rhinestones colored with Blendabilities  embellish both the image and the Gold Glimmer Paper punch accents.

The backgrounds do make a difference in the way these images look, don't they!  If you haven't tried the baby wipe technique, it is fun and easy.  Just take a moist baby wipe or two, lay them on a plate that won't stain and using your ink refills, place several drops of each ink together around on the wipe then use this as your "ink pad".  Experiment with it until you find the combination you want.  I always stamps multiples or perhaps several stamps using this ink pad until it begins to stamp too light.  At that point my options are: (1) re-ink (if I can tell where the colors are),  (2) fold in half and pull the baby wipe across white or light-colored cardstock to make backgrounds (you might want to use craft or rubber gloves for this unless you want inky fingers) or (3) just throw it away.  Try it, experiment and have fun!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!  

Margaret

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall Leaves: CCMC 319

This week Create with Connie and Mary have a great sketch challenge for us; it's rather simple which allows for a wide variety of interpretations!


I decided to go with a large leaf as my focal inage; I diecut it from Pistachio Pudding (yes, really!) then began adding colors with Sponge Daubers and various inks.  I also colored the smaller leaf the same way but I kept to fewer colors!  I used a Neutrals Button in Early Espresso and covered the center with Gold Glimmer Paper punched out with a 1/2" Circle Punch.  A length of Tangelo Twist ribbon and a dash of Gold Sequin trim are final touches.  I didn't add a sentiment to the card before this photograph but did later:  "thankful" from the Good Greetings set (seen below).


And here's the same card with the thankful greeting from the special hostess Good Greetings set:


Stamps:  Good Greetings
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow 
Paper:  Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding cardstocks.  Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Lg. Neutrals Button (Early Espresso), Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, 1/2" Circle Punch.

Here is the sketch for this week:
 
Super Simple and so versatile!  You can see from the Design Team's cards that we each used different images as the focal point on our cards, so put your thinking cap on and come up with your own original using this sketch!  Make it yours!  The guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary's website as are the other Design Team's cards!  We can't wait to see what you do with the sketch! 

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for visiting today!

Margaret
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