Sunday, April 26, 2009

Forest Friends and TSSC #67!

The set I'm featuring today is Forest Friends. The first time I saw them, I thought they were just so cute...they looked like Bambi and Thumper and friends! My first card is for Technostamper's Monday Sketch Challenge #67. Here is the sketch for today:

I used the Forest Friends set as well as the Glad Friends single sentiment stamp. On page 208 of the catalog are all the other single stamps that are available free as part of the current "Get Connected" promotion this month . It can also be received free when you purchase $40. or more in merchandise from the Occasions Mini Catalog on or before April 30 or host a workshop with sales of $150. or more.

The Kiwi Kiss paper in the background is the Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, also from the mini. This was layered on Baja Breeze then a Chocolate Chip 4 x 4" card. Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon was added around the card and embellished with a punched out flower and a chocolate Flower Brad. The flowers on top of the sentiment were punched out with the Trio Flower Punch . This was all layered on a chocolate Scallop punch.

Be sure to go to Technostamper's blog from the link at the end of today's post to see her card for this challenge as well as a list of all the other players for this week.

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The second card is a bit more rustic with the Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel card and handstitching with natural Linen Thread. Using my Chocolate Chip inkpad, I gave the Caramel cardstock a faux woodgrain then ran it through the Big Shot machine with the Distressed Texturz Plate to really give it texture.

The Sage Shadow layer was also given the woodgrain treatment, stamped lightly with Baja Breeze then handstiched to the chocolate layer. The owl and deer were stamped then cut out and adhered. Chocolate 5/16" brads were added at the two right corners. This would be a good card for a male, and sometimes I really run low on those!

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Third is a shadowbox card in a Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip color scheme. The owl and deer were again stamped, cut out and laid aside. A circle was cut in the first layer (Urban Garden Designer Paper); the second layer (Sahara Sand cardstock) was stamped first with the tree in the set then partially cut out. The last layer is Baja Breeze which you can see in the center. The owl and deer were then adhered to their respective layer.

The sentiment is from the fun Really Retro sayings, set of seven. It was punched out with the Word Window Punch, as were the two Chocolate Chip pieces on which it is layered. Vanilla 5/16" brads are not only decorative but hold all three layers together.

Don't forget the "Get Connected" Special this month for the free individual stamp. No Limit!

You may go to Technostamper's blog here.

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you will come back soon!

Margaret

117 comments:

Ms Rae said...

Hope I'm not too early. It's 3:am in my neck of the woods and I can't sleep so I thought I'd start touring. I'm Rae from Texas MsRaes.Scrapbiz@yahoo.com

MJ said...

Margaret these are fabulous. I love them all. The one with my sketch is too cute with those little flowers. and the second one I love the wood grain background and the stitching. The owl is so cute on the word window punch too--smart girl. And of course the shadow box--well that is fabulous! You rocked this set! Thanks for using my sketch in one.

Candi said...

Oh how I LOVe this stamp set and you did such a fantastic job using it.

Anonymous said...

I love Stamping Diomensionals! I hope I win -- thanks for participating in this Blog Tour! Wonderful cards.

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Brenda Marshall said...

Love, love, love that shadowbox, too cute!
Brenda

Pam said...

Love the shadow box! Thank you for sharing!

Denise said...

I love this set and your ideas are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

my fave set! Love what you have done with it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bethany Keeney said...

The shadowbox is adorable! My husband even commented. I like the woodgrain effects too.

Cindy said...

Hi Margaret,
I used this set on blog tour #4 and just had to tell you what a great job you did of showcasing this set. the shadowbox card is adorable!

Susan said...

Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Great work! I love all your ideas for this set. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Campbell
jjjcamp@hotmail.com

jmniffer said...

Fun set. I like the rustic style card the best. Love the idea of the blog tour. jmniffer

Barb S. (FL) said...

I just ordered this set and am waiting (impatiently I might add) for its arrival... Your cards are great but your shadow box one is my fav..
TFS & a chance at blog candy,
Barb S (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

The cards are so cute. I love that little deer.
terriavidreader@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

All cute - love the shadow box card!!

Tami Black said...

Card #3 is the winner! How fabulous is that! Loved them all but that one is a real eye catcher!

MaryR said...

super cute cards with this set - love the shadowbox card especially

Charla said...

Great Cards Margaret! Especially love the last one-the shadow box!!! What a fun way to spend a Monday!

Anonymous said...

Loved your cards - so sorry you were last on the tour.
Bev Farmer
Inthedell3@zoominternet.net

manybooks said...

ADORABLE! I especially like the card with the rustic background!
~Linda

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute cards Margaret!

Deborah said...

Love the woodgrain idea. The shadow box is great. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
craftydeb2@msn.com

Roberta Heiner said...

I love your blog Margaret as well as the really cute samples. WAY TO GO!!

Elaine said...

Really nice cards, just love the shadowbox card, so perfect.

Kate Cecil said...

I love your shadow box card. this set works so well for the card

Jann said...

Hi Margie~
Thanks for reminding me about the tour. Your work is outstanding (as always)! I love your wood grain technique with the BS. :)
Love to you,
jann

phylliszart@yahoo.com said...

The shadow box card is adorable! Dimensionals are always needed! Phyllis

Audrey said...

I love all the work you did with the Forest Friends! The shadow box card is wonderful! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing! Blessings,
Audrey
Phil4v4 at gmail dot com

Nicole Tugrul said...

I love them all!! My favorite is the shadowbox card, I'm gong to have to case it!!!!

Connie said...

Margaret...these are absolutely fabulous! My favorite cards done with this set! Great job...

Anonymous said...

Margaret, Your projects have made me see this set in a whole new light! I just might have to add it to my wish list now. Thanks for sharing!

allison@allicraft.com

Anonymous said...

love them all especially the shadow box
Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC shadowbox card - I'm speechless!! Forest Friends is on its way to me. I'm going to CASE this fab card as soon as it gets here! Thank so much for sharing!!!

Sharon
skmcneely@sbcglobal.net

Connie Stewart said...

Miz Margaret, these are wonderful! That shadowbox is just SUPERB! I really should make those again! I have always admired your work and LOVE the things you added for the Blog Tour!!!

DeeAnn Hernandez dee9091@hotmail.com said...

I loved all of your creations!!! I have this set as well. It totally jumped right out of that catalog and into my hands! thanks to all of you who put this together! What an Awesome Idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome - excited about the tour.
Robbijune@yahoo.com

Marjie's Madness said...

Hi Margaret, your blog is one of my top 5 to visit cause you are so talented! Thanks for sharing!
Marjie

Anonymous said...

Wonderful samples. I think this stamp set is just adorable.
karen_rossiter@yahoo.com

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job showcasing this stamp set!!! Your work is awesome!!

Check out my blog for tour #1 stop #3
Thanks
Tiffany

monikastamp said...

I love this set and love all of your samples. The 3d card turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
Monika

carolm said...

these projects are gorgeous. i love the 3d card!!!

cheers ~ carol marbach

Diana said...

Thanks for the tour, I'm having a ball.
akadi14@aol.com

Jenny said...

LOVE your work!

Patti C. said...

This is just the cutest set. And you made some great cards. Good job!
nym1fan@earthlink.net

Pammybaby said...

Ohmygoodness! That shadowbox card is super adorable!

A Touch of SOL said...

What a cute set...Reminds me of Bambi...my favorite is the shadow box card but they are all BEAUTIFUL especially the really rustic 2nd card..GREAT JOB!

KellyRae said...

The texture plate makes an awesome background for your faux woodgrain card but then I LOVE the shadow box card too. These are really great projects. Thanks for the tour stop.

RockerJewlz said...

Oh my gosh, the little deer are so cute!

Jan Mengel said...

Margaret,
These are all so cute. I especially love the last one. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lorianna said...

So cute!!!
Love your blog
I will be back

carol hager said...

Hi, Margaret!

Wow! is all I can say...I thank you for sharing your designs on the Tour....it has been fun. I like your shadow box. I have not tried this yet...

Good use of the stamp set!

Cindy Major said...

Oh my gosh, those cards are fabulous! I have the Forest Friends set and you are inspiring me to pull it out again! Thanks so much for the inspiration :D

Love that blog tour!

Cindy

Kathy said...

Great Designs! Love what you did with this set! thanks for the inspiration!

Terri in Texas said...

I love this little stamp set. The animals are so cute! Your little shadowbox card is precious. The stamping tour is a great idea. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Stilger said...

Happy Tour Day!! :)
I love ALL your projects, but the shadowbox card is my favorite. SUCH a great job you did!!! TFS!
Have a wonderful day!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love all of your projects- the owl is my daughter's sorority mascot...and I love the shadowbox-I have never made one of these before.....

Karen said...

What fun on a rainy Monday! Thanks for making such cute and clever cards. You have inspired me to use this little set! I especially liked the little gel pen details you added as centers on the punched trio flowers. I would not have thought to do that!

Diane said...

Margaret,
Your card are just so sweet, the the workmanship on them amazing you did a fantastic job on them!
Thanks for being a part of the tour!
Diane

stampmiser said...

Super samples! I have this stamp set, but it's never looked as cute as your samples are!!

Debbie said...

Loved your cards! Thank you for sharing!

Dklessley2@aol.com

Betsey Terry said...

Love that forest friends stamp set. It's on my wish list now for sure.
Your shadow box card is too cute, I finally learned that technique last weekend..and this set is so versatile for it!

Anonymous said...

Love your shadow box, and this set is just too cute. Thanks for the tour and you can contact me at
4daisy@twcny.rr.com
Sandee Ava NY

Anonymous said...

Love your cards - thanks for sharing!
thecutandcluckclub@yahoo.com

Wendy Hawkinson said...

OMgosh...Your cards are amazing. I think I may need this set now. :)
Thank you for participating in the tour...it is amazing!
~Wendy
stampinfool@tds.net

wynona said...

Love what you did with the faux wood grain!!

Heather A said...

Wow! I am speechless over your projects. That shadowbox card is so fabulous. TFS.

Kat said...

Great shadow box card

Anonymous said...

This set is on my wishlist, like all your samples. My favorite one is the shadowbox card.
Regina
busyworkn@att.net

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing!

~Q~ said...

What great inspiration - I love the rustic card. Thanks for the tips on how to make it!

Tammy Howell said...

What beautiful work! I love them all. The many special details shows your talent and creativity! Thanks for sharing your work!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards...so much fabulous details! Amazing work!

Krista said...

Really nice work with the Forest Friends set. I was determined not to like that set, but you've successfully changed my mind.

Tiearra said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!! I am lovin' it!! I esp. love the textured technique...it looks literally like a piece of wood. thanks again!!

Jenn D said...

What fabulous projects, each one being cuter than the next. I love #1 but the diorama is fantastic.

Stampin' With Angie said...

I love your shadowbox card! VERY pretty!! :o)

Stamping Ideas With Peg said...

Wow! Nice job! Your shadow box was a lot of work! Thank you for the tour!

Charlotte Cook said...

your work is amazing! Love your blog. TFS~
Charlotte

Susan Timmerman said...

Beautiful cards! That little deer is just too cute!

Denise Kay Foor said...

Love what you did with this stamp set. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

denise_in_pa@embarqmail.com

Alicia said...

I just love your samples, especially the first one. You have done such a beautiful job on all three, highlighting this cute set.
Thanks for sharing all your work,
Alicia

Deb B said...

I love the forest friends set and your cards are adorable!! I really love the shadowbox one. Thanks for sharing.
Deb B
stampindebs at aol dot com

kchristensen said...

Wow, these are some great projects you showcased today!

STAMPIN4TK said...

Great projects. Love the shadowbox card.

Stampndragon said...

Love the diarama card. This is such a cute set and is one my list to get soon. Hey,I can always use more dimensionals. ;-D
Cindy Ferenz
stampndragon@comcast.net

Kim's Life said...

Wow, I love all of the cards! they are very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Joyce Spear said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the shadowbox card -- great colors!
I'm subscribing to get an email whenever you add a post, so I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Joyce Spear
stamperjoyce at AOL dot com
who goes through Stampin' Dimensionals like they're m&m's

jeannen2 said...

Great samples! I love the stitching on the rustic card, love the shadow box and love your first card using the sketch challenge! Wow! TFS!

Karen said...

Great cards! My fav is the shadowbox one. Thank you for sharing your art and inspiration.

Carol P said...

so sweet and cute...just love these little critters.

Julie A. said...

Hello Margaret-

Thanks so much for sharing your adorable "Forest Friends" creations and for the chance to win!

I just subscribed to your blog by feed:)

Julie A.

thestampinglady said...

Your projects are just so darn cute. I love them all--great job! thanks for being a part of the blog tour. I have enjoyed your blog this evening. I will be back!

Betty Kincannon said...

Your cards are fabulous. Thanks for sharing and for being part of the Tour.

Betty
Anchorage, AK

Faith said...

Margaret!!! That Shadow Box is AWESOME!!! I've got to try it... Thanks for sharing...
Faith
callfaith@wildblue.net

Faith said...

What size is the shadow box... I've got to make one of these... need a little more instructions... please, please... pretty please.... I just love this...

Faith
callfaith@wildblue.net

Adair said...

Wow, Margaret! These are fabulous! I just love this retro set.

Mary Davis said...

I just loved everything your posted. Don't have a favorite. Great job Margaret.

PAS said...

Such talent demonstrated on this blog tour. I really like your second card. Thanks for sharing.

TABray said...

Thanks for sharing. Your shadow box is darling!

Lorita said...

Margaret,
I love what you did with this set. The shadowbox is way too cute!! Thanks for sharing!
Lorita

Kay said...

Hi- I love this set! You have done a wonderful job on the cards!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Kay Mespelt (petking@vcn.com)

Deborah said...

Thans so much for your detailed recipes for the cards. I feel I could duplicate without pulling my hair out! ;-)

Deborah
dwv@vanderburg.org

Cindy said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful cards. They are awesome.

Cindy
chardin77@comcast.net

Stamp/nScrap said...

Love the Forest Friends/Glad Friends square card! Great colors.

Cheryl
lovetostampandscrap@yahoo.com

rush8888 said...

oh...that last card!!!! i love how all of the layers come together (or apart) to give it so much depth. fun! reminds me of the dioramas i had to make in school....but more fun!

Kathy said...

I have never seen a shadow box card before and I love it-and this is the perfect stamp set to use for this!

Ilene Young said...

I love this shadowbox card. You did a great job.

abbartski said...

'hello' and I love your cards.
Stay well,
AnnMarie
imstamphappy@optonline.net

Scraprelief said...

Have to get this set, will be a new grandma in October and this will be great for my granddaughters book. thank you for the tour. Julie

Shirley said...

Love the shadow box! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!!

Susan Wright said...

what beautiful work. you really took your time and it shows.

Kathy said...

Love that shadow box card.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas! I love the things you did with the little critters!
Carolee

pamcherold said...

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

The shadowbox is adorable!

Susan Gibbons said...

Love the cards, especially the shadowbox! Didn't think I wanted this set until now!

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