Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ornamental Pine with Stamping and Blogging

Hi Everyone!
Ready for a fun sketch challenge this week? I love this sketch and it took me minutes to put it together. I knew in an instant what I wanted to do. Hope you like it!
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This card features one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog. It’s called Ornamental Pine! Isn’t it gorgeous? I colored this one with my markers as I wanted green and brown on there. So easy, color, huff and stamp! Fun, fun, fun!!!
The Beautiful Mat in the background was done using some “ Designer Series Paper Stack. The color of it is Early Espresso and White…so stunning in real life.
The flagged piece is done in Cherry Cobbler and run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder….so cool. Love that texture!
I then stamped a few of the pinecones with Early Espresso and hand cut them out and popped them up. Topped it off with a little single bow made with the Cherry Cobble Seam binding. I did use my Magic Bow Maker (available for purchase at the top of my blog) to make the cute little bow. Hope you like it.


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Please make sure to visit the members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. I’m sure you’re in for some stamping fun!!!
  • Sandi MacIver – USA www.stampingwithsandi.com
  • Amy Koenders – USA www.stampwithAmyK.com
  • Michelle Last – UK
  • Claire Daly - Australia– www.clairedaly.typepad.com
  • Marine Wiplier – France – http//www.marineetstamp.com
  • Kerstin Kreis – Germany
  • Shelagh Freemantle – Canada – http://www.shelaghfreemantle.com/
  • Patrice Halliday-Larsen - New Zealand– Create with Stamps.co.nz -

  •  Thanks for stopping in. If I can help with any of your stamping needs just let me know!
    See you next time!

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    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Merry Everything & Stampers Dozen Blog Hop

    Hi Everyone,
    Here is a little card I did just yesterday for the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop. Fun, Fast and Cute!
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    The card base is Basic Black cut to 4 1/4 x 11 then a mat in Crushed Curry. The top fun Imagery is a piece of the new and so fun Designer Paper “Motley Monsters”! Isn’t it fun. See the little eye’s looking out at you?? Boo!!!

    With that as the background I was able to just ink up the fun stamp from Merry Everything and punch out with the matching Not Tag Punch. Did you know you can get this stamp set and punch in a bundle and save 15%? Check it out below. I’ve listed the Clear bundle for you.

    How about Checking in with the other fabulous stampers on this Hop!! You’ll be glad you did!!

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    Have a great day Everyone!!! See you next time!

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    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    White Christmas with Stamping & Blogging

    Hello Everyone!
    I’d like to share a cute little card done with the new “White Christmas” Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!. So cute and easy to work with.
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    The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 The Soft Sky mat is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 and I cut silver strips to tape to the edges of the Soft Sky Mat. It’s a cool way to save on the paper and make a big statement with a little paper! I also added a little moon in the trees on the left. I punched a 3/4 “ hole in a post it note and sponged with a bit of white. It’s a very cool evening there!!! Not sure if you can see it in the picture but the polar bear is covered in Dazzling Diamonds…..Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    Products used for this card are:

    Please make sure to visit the members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. I’m sure you’re in for some stamping fun!!!
  • Sandi MacIver – USA www.stampingwithsandi.com
  • Amy Koenders – USA www.stampwithAmyK.com

  • Michelle Last – UK

  • www.michellelast.co.uk

  • Claire Daly - Australia– www.clairedaly.typepad.com

  • Marine Wiplier – France – http//www.marineetstamp.com

  • Kerstin Kreis – Germany

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  • Shelagh Freemantle – Canada – http://www.shelaghfreemantle.com/

  • Patrice Halliday-Larsen - New Zealand– Create with Stamps.co.nz -

  • Thanks for stopping in. If I can help with any of your stamping needs just let me know!

    See you next time!

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    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Customers know best! Wow!!

    Hi Everyone,

    Sometimes I learn a lot from my customers/friends in this stamping community.

    So often we go about featuring new product and forget about the old, or even retired. My friend/customer Donna sent me these by email. This is what Donna said: “

    Lee,

    What a bargain. I got the Simply Sent from clearance for $2.39.  However, I didn't want all the cards to look alike and I needed cards with other than Hello sentiment. So here is what I did with my kit. I made 6 similar looking cards I will use for a gift set and then had leftover parts to make 2 more.”

    Now that’s a smart stamper!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous and fun cards Donna!! You’re the best! We might have missed out on those bargains!

    Make sure to visit the clearance rack and get yours today. They’re just adorable aren’t they???

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    See you next time!!!

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    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Autumn Accents & Stamping and Blogging!

    Hi Again,
    Time to do a little sketch challenge with Stamping and Blogging! I hope you will play along. Sandy always has some unique sketches that sometimes make me stretch or scratch my head. This did both!! lol
    I decided to maximize on the Washi Tape as it’s so beautiful! I’m one of those that is saving it for later!! So I had to actually open the package to do this one!!! So what do you think?
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    …and the inside with my Washi Tape Leaf! Ooh la la!
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    …and here is the sketch if you’d like to try.
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    I kind of had fun with this. My base is Crushed Curry cut to 4 1/4 x 11. Next mat is Cajun Craze…a must have for Fall! It’s cut to 4 x 5 1/4. Next up Very Vanilla cut to 3 3/4 x 5 and run through the big Shot with my Woodgrain Embossing Folder. Love it!! I first added my Beautiful Washi to the Vanilla Base and wrapped it around the back to secure. Once done I added tape to the back and attached to the Cajun Craze. That layer I put dimensionals on and placed it on the Crushed Curry Card Base.
    Next I cut leaves out of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and threw in a little Blackberry Bliss leaf in the background. I did emboss with the same folder and sponged a bit. Before I attached them to the card I did a little Ribbon Shredding of the Burlap Ribbon and added it for some texture and because Sandy wanted me to!! lol
    I then added my sponged leaves with a few glue dots and a gathering of linen thread attached with a glue dot. The card seemed a bit clean, which is my norm but I felt for once I needed to dirty it up! Holy Moly! Got more on the front than I wanted to!!! So I added another piece of Washi Tape to the top left. I think it balanced it out, don’t you?
    Did you see the inside of the card with the Washi and my Washi Leaf? So stinkin’ cute! I think anyway.
    Here are the supplies used for my card:

     

  • Sandi MacIver – USA www.stampingwithsandi.com
  • Amy Koenders – USA www.stampwithAmyK.com
  • Michelle Last – UK
  • Claire Daly - Australia– www.clairedaly.typepad.com
  • Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands – www.carooskaartjes.blogspot.nl
  • Marine Wiplier – France – http//www.marineetstamp.com
  • Kerstin Kreis – Germany
  • Shelagh Freemantle – Canada – http://www.shelaghfreemantle.com/
  • Patrice Halliday-Larsen - New Zealand– Create with Stamps.co.nz -

    Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!!!

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