Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stampin’ Up! Vivid Vases & Stamping and Blogging

Hi Everyone,

I’m excited about todays Sketch Challenge as I love the way my card came out. So much so I’ll be showcasing this card at a Charity Event I’ll be doing here in Jacksonville, Fl on April 11th. The event will be for Autism. Such a worthy cause.

I will be following up a bit later with a way you can help. So stay tuned!

Here is todays sketch:

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…and my card…..

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Don’t you love the simplicity of this. I just love gray and yellow together…so now and so chic’!The best part is you can use any color flowers with it. Make it your own.

Directions:

  • Card Base cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2
  • So Saffron Mat cut to 3 3/4 x 5
  • White Mat cut to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Ink up the Dictionary Stamp with Basic Gray and lay your white mat on it. Just very lightly move your fingers over the paper to ink only bits of it. Kind of gives it an aged look. Sponge Edges with Basic Gray.
  • Attach white stamped mat to the So Saffron and attach to the Gray Card Base.
  • Stamp Image on a 4 x4 of white with Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Color in with Blendabilites and sponge edges lightly
  • Add to the front of the card using dimensionals
  • Stamp Greeting on a scrap of white and trim add to a strip of So Saffron and trim again. Attach left side with dimensionals and side with tape.
  • I stamped the inside bottom of the card too and use a tiny 1/4” strip of So Saffron to finish it off.
Supplies needed:

Listen if I can help you with any of your stamping needs you know I’m happy to  help. Just hit the contact me button at the top of the blog and let me know.

…but for now….here are some of the most talented girls around. I know you are going to Love-Love-Love what they have in store for you.

Stamping and Blogging Design Team

Sandi MacIver– USA –

Patrice Halliday-Larsen NZ

Amy Koenders - USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands

Claire Daly – Australia

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time to Celebrate & Stamping and Blogging

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope wherever you are that you are safe and warm and doing something fun….like stamping!!! So much snow around the country it’s even cold here in Sunny Florida today! Brrrrr!! Great day for stamping. Glad I don’t have to go out in it.

I’ve got another Sketch Challenge from Sandi over at Stamping and Blogging. It’s a good one. Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams cards too!

Here is the sketch:

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…and my card….so bright and cheery! So Worm Wishes to you!

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This little worm comes from the Hostess Set “Time to Celebrate”. It’s so stinkin’ cute. You may want to be a Hostess just to get it!

Supplies needed:

Don’t forget to follow along and visit the other Design Team Members. You just know they will have some awesome things in store for you.

Stamping and Blogging Design Team

Sandi MacIver– USA –

Patrice Halliday-Larsen NZ

Amy Koenders - USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands

Claire Daly – Australia

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sophisticated Serif with Bloggers Dozen

Hi Everyone,

I’m sure you came here from Patty Chenail’s Blog

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My mission this month with the Bloggers Dozen was to make something using an embellishment out of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Luckily this awesome Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Love-Love-Love this paper and see so many possibilities.

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For this card I simply inked up my Black Memento Pad and dabbled my sponge into it and rubbed it evenly over the Designer Paper. The Paper is already embossed for you so no worry there. Then simply take a clean tissue and wipe any residue off. Magic!!!

DSP before I sponged it.

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Here is my block (I know it’s dirty) with my letters and little flower on it. Once you’ve lined it up you can stamp as many as you need for cute little Gift Sets for your Friends and Family! Cool huh?

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I think this set is a wonderful investment as it has a large and small alphabet as well as a few fun little flower images and a rectangle framed block stamp. It’s awesome….just think of the possibilities.

Supplies needed to create your own:

That’s it for today. I hope that you will continue on with the Tour….we’ve got some huge talent here. Nest up is the fabulous Janet Wakeland!

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Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stampin’ Up! Big Day Stamp Set and Stamping & Blogging

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back! Sandy gave us an interesting sketch to work with this time. She almost had me stumped but I got it done. Only to find out I used a piece of Designer Paper that is retired…..but too late to change it now. I still think it’s cute and love this paper. Hope you do too and don’t mind.

Here is the sketch

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…and my take on it. I did a Shaker Card….don’t you think it’s cute?

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closer look at the shaker…shake-shake-shake! lol

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Want to make this card? Here are the Supplies needed:

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [117335]

Now I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team has done with this interesting sketch! So make sure to visit and see.

Stamping and Blogging Design Team

Sandi MacIver– USA –

Patrice Halliday-Larsen NZ

Amy Koenders - USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands

Claire Daly – Australia

Kerstin Kreis - Germany

As always please let me know if I can do anything to help you with your stamping needs.

Thanks for stopping in…..see you next time!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stampin’ Up! Balloon Bash & The Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Got a great little Blog Hop with some of my team today. I hope you will visit each of them.

Here is the sketch:

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…and my interpretation….hope you like it.

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How fun is this little set? I love the whimsical balloons and hip HB Stamp! The Colors of the mat and the card base were indicated by the ever so cool Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper! Can you see the confetti spray of colors? Navy, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay and don’t forget the flecks of gold! Love it! Such a Happy Card!

Supplies needed:

If you need any help with any of  your stamping needs don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear from you!

Now onto the rest of the hop……feel free to leave comments. We love them!

Amanda Sevall - www.amandasevall.com...
Cari Verschueren -
http://papercraftingwithcari.blogspot.com/
Lee Conrey - www.stampingleeyours.blogspot.com
Maria Willis - www.cardbomb.blogspot.com
Monique Zimmer - http://moniquezimmer.blogspot.com/
Rose Ann Marr - http://rosesstampinpad.blogspot.com/
Sheilah Stamper - www.stampwithus.com
Susan Best - http://stampinginferno.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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