Friday, February 27, 2015

I Dig Your Birthday!

Oh, do I have lots of birthday cards to make/send for March!  Two granddaughters and several of their children as well as friends too!  I've made my list and I'm checking them off as I get them made and ready to mail.


This one is for a kindergarten boy who loves cars and trucks that is turning six.  I bought this set last spring and it retired soon after so this is actually my first time to ink it up!  It has several construction vehicles and is so cute for birthdays.  Inside the sentiment is "Happy Dirtday"!   Pretty appropriate, hum?



Stamps:  I Dig You (retired)
Ink:  Memento Black pad; Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Real Red, Sahara Sand and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers.
Paper:  Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack;, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White cardstock.

More to come... stay tuned!

Thanks for dropping by!  Happy Stamping!

Margaret

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Flowers and Butterfly! CCMC344

Today we have Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge #344!  It's a lovely combination of Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red and Blushing Bride!  I suspect that Mary was influenced by the Artisan Embellishment Kit in the Occasions Catalog for this combo, lol!, because these are the colors used in this kit!


I began with a standard 5.5" x 4.25" folded card of Rose Red cardstock and layered it with Blackberry Bliss.  Next the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF for short) was sponged with the three challenge colors and spritzed  lightly with water.  Then I put the white cardstock layer in it and rubbed it well with my fingers (I did not run it through the Big Shot).  This gives a soft multicolored Spring Flowers background for the card. 


The Blackberry Bliss Butterfly was adhered with Glue Dots.  The Rose Red Crochet Trim from the Artisan Embellishment Kit was "threaded" it with the narrow and lush Blackberry Bliss Velvet Ribbon;  I attached this with Fast Fuse Adhesive which holds it wonderfully well!  The "Happy Day" sentiment is from the Cheerful Critters set  and the small flowers from the Something to Say set.

Stamps:  Something to Say, Cheerful Critters
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  Fast Fuse Adhesive, Glue Dots, Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Spring Flowers TIEF, Sponges, Basic Pearls, Ticket Punch, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Big Shot.

Here again is the Color Challenge CCMC344 from Create with Connie and Mary this week:  


How about you jumping in and taking the challenge with us this week using these delicious colors?!!  All the guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary website, plus all the wonderful cards from the Challenge Team this week!  We would love for you to join us!

Thanks for visiting this week!  Happy Stamping!

Margaret

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Park Lane Birthday

Today we have a super new sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!  Very simple, easy and versatile!  Great for CAS (Clean and Simple), quick cards, and fun techniques too!


I looked through my Designer Paper and chose this print from the Park Lane DSP Collection for the upper part of the sketch.  The card itself is Daffodil; I added the Park Lane panel and finished the bottom off with a swath of Chevron Natural Ribbon with the chevrons turned inside and the natural back showing.  This was edged with the sweet Venetian Crochet Trim.  The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede, which is a color from the designer paper.

I wanted to add more depth to the top so I cut out four flowers from the designer paper, curled them slightly with my bone folder and attached them with Glue Dots.  For the three dots, I used So Saffron buttons, colored them with my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and centered them with 1/4" circles of Gold Glimmer Paper.

Stamps:  Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:  Soft Suede; Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Paper:  Park Lane DSP; Daffodil Delight cardstock
Accessories:  Subtles Collection Buttons, Chevron Natural Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Dazzling Details
Tools:  1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Bone Folder,

Here's the fun sketch we are using this week at Create with Connie and Mary:  


We would love for you to jump in and join us this week using this easy sketch!  The guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary website and while you're there check out the wonderful creations of the other Challenge Team members!  Lots of inspiration there!

Thanks for visiting this week!  Happy Stamping!!

Margaret


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lotus Blossom CCMC342


It's time for another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  Today we have  an interesting  color combination to use of Basic Black, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand!  I began with pulling out these colors of stamp pads, sheets of cardstock and looking through my Designer Paper!  I didn't find any that combined these colors so I made my own using a black and white design from the Back to Black DSP pack and brayering it with Sahara Sand ink.  Viola!  Just what I needed for this card!


The Lotus was stamped with Hello Honey:  the first stamp full strength, second was stamped off once and the third (the full stamp) was stamped off twice after inking and before stamping to give three different tones of the same color. 


Stamps:  Lotus Blossom (SAB 2015).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand.  Back to Black DSP.
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Daffodil Blendabilities (darkest tone to color pearls), 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon
Tools:  Brayer, Top Note Die, Artisan Label Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder, Big Shot

Here is the Color Challenge from Create with Connie and Mary this week:

 

We hope you will take the challenge and join us this week by creating a project with these colors!  So many possibilities!  The guidelines are all on the Create with Connie and Mary blog; just make your card and upload it there!  While there check the creations of the other Challenge Team members for inspiring creativity!

Thanks for your visit today!  Wishing you a good day and time to be creative!

Margaret

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Weekly Deals!

Here are some fun and fabulous Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Remember, during our current Sale-A-Bration celebration, you will earn one Sale-A-Bration item for each $50. in merchandise so you can score twice with these specials!  Save money and get a free item all at the same time!! 

 These specials end next Monday, Feb. 16, at 11:59 p.m., MT.
Chalkboard Banner


Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit Item # 133795
See the TWO VIDEOS on HOW to use the kit and also make Alternate Projects!

Regular Price: $19.95 US
Discounted Price: $14.96 US




Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $4.95 US
Discounted Price: $3.71 US




Venetian Crochet Trim Item # 134581
Regular Price: $6.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.21 US




Floral Frames Framelits Die Item # 127012
Regular Price: $26.95 US
Discounted Price: $20.21 US
This is one of my favorite Framelit sets ever!
See projects HERE and HERE



Darling Doily Thinlits Die Item # 133736
Regular Price: $24.95 US
Discounted Price: $18.71 US
See sample HERE



Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die Item # 133728
Regular Price: $37.95 US
Discounted Price: $28.46 US/$35.21 CAN
See sample HERE



From The Garden Photopolymer Bundle Item # 138862
Regular Price: $33.75 US
Discounted Price: $30.38 US




Label This Kitchen Designer Template - Digital Download Item # 133022
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.77 US
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Also, I would like to draw your attention to the Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week for last week (it's one of my faves!)!  There are lots of pretty samples and ideas here too!

And, because I'm obviously a little behind, here is the Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week for this week!!

Have fun checking out all the pretty sample projects!

If you are in the US you may order online through my online Stampin' Up! store... just click on the name of the product above and you'll be there!  And please use the February Hostess Code AU4UF76A when you order online for an opportunity to win a free gift.  Thank you!

Happy Stamping!

Margaret 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

You + Me, CCMC341

We have a fun sketch for you this week at Create with Connie and Mary!  Two horizontal bands, two vertical banners and a bit of ribbon.. that's it!  You really should join us for the fun!


I used a color palette straight from the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack:  Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black on a card base of Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the You Plus Me set and diecut with a Heart Framelit.


Stamps:  You Plus Me
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper:  Stamped with Love Designer Paper Stack, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:  1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, Heart Framelits, Paper Snips

Here is the Sketch Challenge this week from Create with Connie and Mary:


Simple, easy and a great canvas for your creativity!  Just use the guidelines on the Create with Connie and Mary website, whip up a card using the sketch.  While you're there, check out the cards made by the other Challenge Team members too.. they always inspire me!

Thanks for visiting today!  Stay warm and safe if you are in any of this cold weather!  AND Happy Stamping!

Margaret
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