Thursday, May 28, 2015

Feathers and a Last Farewell! CCMC357

We have a really fun sketch this week at Create with Connie and Mary!  I am saying a last good-bye to some retiring products that I have enjoyed and still have some on hand; my "sneak peek" is scheduled to arrive this evening (if there isn't too much flooding)!  We have been in and out of town so was just recently able to place my order!  Next week I'll have new schtuff to show!  : )

I chose to rotate the sketch clockwise one turn to make a vertical card.  The base card is white overlaid with a pattern from the Sweet Dreams DSP (Occasions catalog).  The two Lost Lagoon DSP strips are from the Moonlight DSP Stack. 


A layer of Coastal Cabana is behind the main layer of Crisp Cantaloupe.  The sentiment is heat embossed with White Craft Ink and White Embossing Powder.


Three feathers were grouped together for the focal image and anchored with a shape from the Ikat photopolymer set which I heat embossed in Silver (several layers for thick coverage).  A Basic Pearl colored with a Sharpie Marker centers the image and a knot of Baker's Twine ties the pieces together visually.

Stamps:  Four Feathers, Lovely Amazing You (photopolymer set), Eye-Catching Ikat (photopolymer set)
Inks:  VersaMark, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, White Craft Ink Pad
Paper:  Sweet Dreams, Moonlight DSP;  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Pool Party
Accessories:  Silver and White Embossing Powders, Basic Pearl, Baked Brown Sugar Baker's Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Feathers Framelits Dies, Heat Tool, Paper Snips

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge:  
 
Now it's your turn to create with this great sketch!!  How about taking the challenge and see what you come up with then share it with us on the Create with Connie and Mary website!   Also, be sure to check out the creative works of the other Challenge Team members.. they are so talented and always inspire me!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!

Margaret

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Butterfly Sympathy CCMC356

We have a lovely color combination today from Create with Connie and Mary for Color Challenge CCMC356:  Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Silver or Smoky Slate.


I used a Blackberry Bliss card base with bottom front corners rounded and heat embossed the sentiment with Silver Embossing Powder.  Next, with Dimensionals I added a layer of Soft Sky that has been embossed with the Spring Flowers embossing folder.


Over that is layered a 4" x 1" strip of a Blackberry Bliss print paper.



A diecut Butterfly and three small punched flowers, all from Brushed Silver Cardstock and embellished with Basic Pearls, complete the card.

Stamps:  Bloom with Hope (sentiment)
Ink:  VersaMark
Paper:  Park Lane Designer Paper; Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Brushed Silver cardstocks
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls
Tools:  Heat Tool, Butterfly Framelits, Spring Flowers TIEF, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Here's the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge for this week:  



What do you think?  We would love for you to join us this week by creating with these colors then posting it to the Create with Connie and Mary website (all the guidelines are there for you).  Can't wait to see what you do with this challenge!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stampin'!

Margaret

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lovely Amazing Gold Soiree!

Hello!  Today is the day for our weekly Create with Connie and Mary challenge, and this time it is a great sketch!  I love that it is perfect for using up some of that wonderful Designer Series Paper (even scraps!) which I have on hand and wish to use up!  (perhaps you too?)


I cut 1" x 1.25" rectangles from four different patterns of designer paper for the left side and a 4" x 3/8" strip of another pattern for the vertical element.  The background card base is Pistachio Pudding.


I stamped a 4" x 3-15/16" (to be exact) panel of Crisp Cantaloupe with the same color ink and the dots stamp which mirrors the dotted paper on the left side.

 

The sentiment was stamped with Calypso Coral and punched out then layered over a Garden Green Blossom Punch piece.   I then added a tie of Pistachio Pudding Baker's Twine before adhering the sentiment feature with Dimensionals.

Stamps:  Lovely Amazing You photopolymer (sentiment), Dotty Angles (dots)
Inks:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper; Whisper White, Garden Green, Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
Accessories/Tools:  Blossom Punch (retiring), 1-3/4" Circle Punch, SU Paper Trimmer, Pistachio Pudding Baker's Twine. 

Here is the sketch we have this week from Create with Connie and Mary!  Isn't this cool?


We would love to see what you do with this sketch challenge also!  The guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary website; we can't wait to see what you create with this sketch!

Thanks for visiting today!  I wish you a happy day and happy stamping!

Margaret   

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Flower Medallion CCMC354

We have a colorful challenge today from Create with Connie and Mary composed of Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist and Gold!  I hope I can get this post done without losing power!  We have had severe storms including tornados here in Oklahoma City area today and even though they haven't impacted our immediate area, they have caused a lot of damage and now, due to unprecedented rain, we also have a widespread flooding emergency.  Lots of people are currently without power in Oklahoma City and surrounding counties!


I began with a card base of Whisper White and added a layer of Bermuda Bay diagonal strip designer paper to it.  Next I layered a smaller piece of Whisper White over Bermuda Bay and tucked three small circles punched from Gold Foil Paper o the upper right side.


The flower was created by punching out one layer of the Tangelo Twist dotted paper with the Flower Medallion Punch.  Next I stamped three more flowers with the coordinating flower stamp from Crazy about You set on the back of the Tangelo paper with dark ink then cut out each layer by hand with my trusty Paper Snips.  The layers were assembled with Glue Dots then topped with a Gold Metal button which had been tied with Gold Baker's Twine.  I cut a length of ribbon, attached that to the lower portion of the panel then added Gold Sequin Trim and then the flower with Dimensionals. 

Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts (sentiment).  Crazy about You (flower stamp)
Inks:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay cardstocks; Confetti Celebration (flower) and Birthday Bash (stripes) Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil Paper
Accessories:  Flower Medallion Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Gold Baker's Twine, White Jute Ribbon, Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Here is the color challenge this week from Create with Connie and Mary:



This is such a fun color combination!  Are you game to jump in and try your hand with it?  We hope so!  When you do, be sure to link it on the Connie and Mary blog for this challenge so we can see and drop by and leave you a comment too!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!

Margaret

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Flower Shop CCMC353

Today we have Sketch Challenge CCMC353 over at Create with Connie and Mary!  Since it's spring, I'm celebrating by featuring flowers on my challenge card!  We've had so much rain here lately that the wildflowers are beginning to bloom along the highways, always a welcome sight!


The card base is Strawberry Slush (Oh, how I will miss this color!) cardstock overlaid with three strips of narrow Old Olive ribbon.


Next up is a layer of Basic Black cardstock then a print from the Back to Black Designer Series Paper pack, which has been stamped with a stem from the Flower Patch set in Pistachio Pudding. (Isn't that black and white print somewhat reminiscent of a trellis?  I rather thought so...)


For the feature on the front, I used a grouping of flowers accented with Dazzling Details or Basic Pearls and tucked in a tiny sentiment punched out with the Word Window Punch.

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Flower Patch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:  Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Paper:  Back to Black DSP; Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Accessories:  Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Pearls, Dazzling Details.

Isn't this a cool sketch from Create with Connie and Mary this week?  And sooo versatile too!


What would this sketch inspire you to create?  We would love to see!!... so make your creation and upload it online then link it to this sketch post on Create with Connie and Mary!  This sketch could be used for those Mom's Day or Dad's day cards you need also!

Be sure to check out the cards from the other Challenge Team members on Create with Connie and Mary too!  They always inspire me!!

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!

Margaret

Thursday, April 23, 2015

World of Dreams - CCMC352

It's time for a color challenge today from Create with Connie and Mary!  We have a lovely trio of colors for our design:  Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Basic Gray.  


I chose the set World of Dreams with a sentiment from the Choose Happiness set for my card.  First I took a piece of watercolor paper and added Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi to it using an AquaPainter and ink refills.  After that was dry, I stamped the branch on it with Basic Gray (I had just reinked my BG pad so the ink is rather dark!)  I wrapped Jute Ribbon around the right side and added the sentiment, stamped on Soft Sky and punched out with the Label Bracket punch.

The watercolored paper was layered onto Basic Gray then on Wild Wasabi Designer Paper.  A Soft Sky card is the base behind it all.  

Stamps:  World of Dreams, Choose Happiness
Inks:  Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray
Paper:   Watercolor Paper, Wild Wasabi Designer Paper (Subtles Paper Stack), Basic Gray and Soft Sky cardstock
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, 1 - 1/4" Jute Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch, AquaPainter, Dimensionals

Here again is the color scheme for CCMC352 this week:  

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Be sure to check out the cards made by the other designers this week; they always inspire me!  We would love for you join us this week by creating a card with these colors and uploading them on the Create with Connie and Mary website!

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!

Margaret 
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