Monday, February 29, 2016

Card: Botanical Birthday

Hello!
Today I would like to share a card I recently created with the Botanical Blooms Bundle and the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set ( a Hostess Exclusive*).  

I'm not usually drawn to using purples... but I like to force myself out of my comfort zone from time to time.

For my card, I used Elegant Eggplant (sponged with Blackberry Bliss) and Daffodil Delight for my flowers with Old Olive for my leaves (sponged with Mossy Meadow.  The flower centers are punched circles, from the Owl Builder Punch, that I then covered with my Wink of Stella brush. 

My card base is Wisteria Wonder with Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder layers.  

My Happy Birthday is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White and cut out with an Oval Framelits Die.  

I am really enjoying my new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder!  I don't know why it took me so long to buy it! 

I hope you have enjoyed my card!
You can purchase all of the supplies I used in my Online Store.
I've listed them below.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  

Happy Stamping! 
Mary

supplies used: 
(Finished card size: 4.25"x5.5")
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Everyone*, Botanical Blooms 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Tools/etc: Botanical Builder framelits Dies, Ovals Framelits Dies,Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Plate, Owl Builder Punch, Personal Trimmer, Stamp and Pierce Mat,  Sponge Daubers, Fast Fuse, Dimensionals

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Team Stamp It Easter Hippity Hop



Hello!

Welcome to the Team Stamp It Easter Blog Hop!

I have two projects to share with you today.  





First, I CASE'd myself and made an Easter version of the flower basket card I shared with you the other day, here.

Crazy About You is such a wonderful stamp set!  There is a greeting for any occasion and the Flower Medallion Punch and Scallop Circle Punch are must have's for the flowers!



I swapped out the Crumb Cake card base for Melon Mambo, Embossed my Whisper White card stock with my Elegant Dots Embossing Folder ( instead of stamping the polka dot background ) and added an additional layer in Daffodil Delight.  I kept my flower colors the same, chose the taller version of my basket, but, this time, I gave my flowers more dimension by stamping them 3 times and cutting out layers.  There are 3 layers to each flower.  I also added a Rhinestone jewel to center of each flower.  As in my previous cards, I added touches of Wink of Stella to the petals of each flower and to my leaves.  




My coordinating Easter Basket, created with the Berry Basket Bigz Die
has it's own flower and an additional patterned tag punched from some coordinating Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper  with the Note Tag Punch.






I hope you have enjoyed my Easter Projects!
You can purchase all of these supplies in my Online Store.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! 

Leave a comment below to be entered to win this great give-away!  Be sure to include #stampitcontest in your comment. Full details are included in the photo!  


Now,please be sure to continue hippity hoppity along and visit the rest of the team!  You don't want to miss any of the fantastic Easter Projects along our Hop!

Happy Stamping! 
Mary
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Card: Best Birthday


Hello!

Today's card is the result of 
"When Good Stamping Goes Bad!".

I set out to CASE an easel card... 
and practice my watercoloring.
I'm actually impressed with how my watercoloring came out.  



I stamped my flower from the Best Thoughts Hostess set* on Shimmery White card stock with Archival Black Ink.  I also went out of my comfort zone and watercolored with my neglected Tangelo Twist and my Aqua Painter!  The 2014-2016 in-colors have been some of my most favorite colors - Has it really been 2 years already?! - except for poor Tangelo Twist.  I think it really shines on this card though.  I may just have to use it more... before it retires in May.  My leaves were colored with Mossy Meadow - another retiring in-color.  

So, if the coloring went so well, where does the "good stamping gone bad" come in?
Well, it's what happened when I glued my beautiful flower panel onto the front of my easel card - which was already assembled ( note to self, don't pre-assemble! ) only to discover that I put it on sideways :(   Now I had a Z-Fold card... which is fine, just not what I intended.  


I pushed it off the corner of my work table and went to work on another project. 
One of those, "I'll deal with you later" things.
I slept on it and, woke up with a solution.
I'd turn it into a gift card holder!

And there you have it!
A card I just may make again - this time on purpose ;)
Catch my exclusive Facebook video for this card on my Stampin' In The Sand Facebook Page here.  

*earn the Best Thoughts exclusive Hostess set, for free, with a qualifying order of $150 or more, or as a member of my Hostess Clubs.  


I hope you have enjoyed my card!
You can purchase all of the supplies I used in my Online Store.
I've listed them below.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  

Happy Stamping! 
Mary

supplies used: 
(Finished card size: 4.25"x4.245")
Stamp Sets: Best Thoughts, Tin of Cards, February Paper Pumpkin
Card Stock: Shimmery White, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Archival Black
Tools/etc: Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack, Personal Trimmer, Aqua Painter, Stamp and Pierce Mat, Fast Fuse, Tear and Tape, Circle Punch, 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Card: Spring Bouquet

Hello!

Today's card was part of my recent Celebrate Spring card class.

It has been a very rainy winter here in coastal SC 
and I'm ready for sunshine, green grass, and flowers!



If Mother Nature isn't quite ready to give me flowers, at least I can create them in my craft room :)

I wanted the flowers to take center stage so I stamped my Whisper White base panel with the Dots for Days background stamp in Crumb Cake and adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base.


My flowers were stamped in Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight.  Crazy About You is one of my favorite go-to stamp sets!  Where else can you get so many different greetings!  Not to mention the flowers with coordinating punches!  Win-Win!  


My flowers and leaves received a Wink of Stella to give them some sparkle!



My flower pot is Corrugated Paper ( I Love this stuff!!!) cut with the Fry Box Bigz Die!  The little short pot is from cutting along the score lines of the front panel of the box, the taller pot is from cutting just the side score lines but leaving the base score line in tact.  How cut is this?!  I got the idea of using the Fry Die from my Upline, Tami White.  I discovered that you could have a taller pot when I was trying her idea!  Bonus!

My little tag is cut with one of the tag framelits from the Tags and Labels Framelits collection.  I must admit, I did not think I would use this collection as much as I have!  Don't over look this one!


I hope you have enjoyed my spring projects!
You can purchase all of these supplies in my Online Store.
I've listed them below.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  

Happy Stamping! 
Mary
supplies used: 
Stamp Sets: Crazy About You, Dots for Days 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Corrugated Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Tools/etc: Fry Box Bigz Die, Tags and Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Flower Medallion Punch, Wink of Stella (clear), Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Video and First Projects with the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin - Hello Sunshine

Hello!

My February Paper Pumpkin kit has arrived and I love it!

The first project I whipped up is this Project Life scrapbook layout.  I can easily spread these elements out over two pages if my photos require it.





I also created a card.  


I didn't follow the directions, as usual!  Hey, it's me, right?!

I just pulled out all of the elements and let my creativity take me where it would.  I'm pretty happy with it :)



I'm very excited about this month's kit!  I can't wait to play with it some more!

So lets see what we received this month...
Here is the Reveal Video from Stampin' UP!:



Happy Stamping!

-Mary 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New Weekly Deals Available Now!

Hello!

I have new Weekly Deals to share with you!

The Flower Medallion Punch coordinates with my Go-To stamp set, Crazy About You!
I use it so much, I can say just about anything with that stamp set.  And I just love the flowers and leaves too :)

Don't miss out on these great deals!

  



When shopping, don't forget to visit the Clearance Rack!
Great stuff, Bargain Prices!
Not only are there great bargains on tools, dies, and retired stamps, I love stocking up on ribbons, washi tape, and other accessories!

Even these great deals count toward earning Sale-a-bration rewards! When your order reaches $50, you will earn an exclusive  
Sale-a-bration item for FREE!

If you do not currently have a relationship with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like your own personal copies of the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure, I would be happy to send them to you.  Simply contact me with your mailing address and I will send them on their way!

Happy Stamping!

-Mary 

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