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March 2016

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #400

It is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  This week it is a color challenge.


I will be honest, this had me stumped until I realized that these colors can be found in the Going Places paper stack.  For whatever reason once I knew that and looked at the papers I knew what I wanted to do.  I pulled out the  Definitely Dahlia stamp and got to work.

Definitely Dahlia #CCMC 400

Here's how I made this card.  I first inked up the stamp in Delightful Dijon ink.  Before stamping I wiped away some of the ink from the center of the stamp.  After I stamped the image I cleaned up the stamp and then inked the center portion in Lost Lagoon ink.  I did wipe away some of the ink so there would not be any straight lines and then using a stamp positioner stamped over the Delightful Dijon image.  

Definitely Dahlia close #CCMC 400

Do you see that awesome green color where the Lost Lagoon ink overlapped the Delightful Dijon ink?  Doesn't it look like Mossy Meadow?  That was such a happy accident!  I layered the image on Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand card stock and added a strip of DSP from the Going Places paper stack.    I finished it up with some Metallic Gold Baker's twine.  

I hope you play along in this color challenge and when you do be sure to let me know!  


Sale-A-Bration in Review

This is going to be a image heavy post.  I want to highlight the 2016 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and accessories.  Hope you enjoy the review of Sale-A-Bration 2016!

Flowering Fields stamp set

Flowering Fields TSOT #248

Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack

Botanical Builders ASID TSOT #252

Honeycomb Happiness

Honeycomb Happiness

Sky's the Limit and a Tutorial

Sky is the Limit

Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pushers sneak peek

Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pusher Party Pants

Party Pants

Party Pants Shaker card

Botanicals for You

Botanicals for You

What I Love

What I Love TSOT #263

Botanicals for You words and Metallics Glitter Tape

Bloom for YouBotanical Builders flower pot

Sunday Stampers 216 note

Flowering Fields and Wildflower Fields DSP

Flowering Fields Cards and box

Wildflower Fields DSP and Metallics Glimmer Tape

Sunday Stampers 316 #3

Flowering Fields

Feb 2016 club

Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.  You can shop at my online store I would really appreciate it!



More Flower Fields and Wildflower Fields DSP

I liked yesterday's quick and easy card so much I decided to make a few more.  Here it is in Calypso Coral.

Flowering Fields Calypso Coral

The Lost Lagoon version.

Flowering Fields Lost Lagoon

After I made the cards I thought it would make a nice little gift,  so I made a box to hold the cards.

Flowering Fields card box


Product List

Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker


Here are all the cards.

Trio ofFlowering Fields cards

Flowering Fields Cards and box

I also want to remind you that the 2014-16 In Colors will be retiring soon.  Be sure to get your ink refills, paper, and embellishments.  In fact that would be a great thing to order during the last few days of Sale-A-Bration.  


Flowering Fields and Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper

It is hard to believe that March 2016 is almost over!  You know what that means...Sale-A-Bration 2016 is almost over.  Sad but true but until it is over on the 31st we will still be Sale-A-Brating and enjoying all the awesome products.   Today's project is a quick and easy card.

Flowering Fields Blackberry Bliss


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Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker

Pretty simple but I think pretty cute card.  I am not stamping any sentiment for right now.  I know I have most occasions covered with either the Party Pants set or the Perfect Pairings set.

Be sure to let me know if you need any help placing an order or signing up to become a member of my stamp ladies team.   Sale-A-Bration is a great time to do both!

Flashback Friday Flowerpots

I have not done a Flashback Friday post in a long time.  I generally try and use  only current Stampin' Up! products but I had to make an exception. Are you ready for more flower pots?

Flashback Friday flowerpots

I made these for a lunch I went to.  The day was rainy and gray so they really  helped to brighten up the room.  I had to use the Daisies #2 die that we used to sell to decorate the flowerpots.  The flowerpots contain a little peat pellet and some daisy or sunflower seeds.  The die was just perfect for the daisy and  it also worked for the sunflower.  I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and the Leaflets framelits for the leaves.   

Remember Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end in just a few days.  Don't miss out on all the fun and free products! 

Create With Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC399

I am so excited to share with you some news!  I am on the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge design team!   Every Thursday I will be stamping along with the other members of the team in the challenge.  Sometimes it is a sketch challenge and sometimes it is a color challenge.  I am excited  to join in the stamping fun with the other talented stampers on the team, I just hope I can keep up.  

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge #CCMC399.


Here's what I came up with for the sketch.

Serene Silhouettes #CCMC399

I decided to pull out a set that has not been inked up in a while,  Serene Silhouettes.   I embossed the image with white embossing powder and love how it pops on the black card stock.    I added just a thin strip of the Red Glimmer paper for a little color.   The patterned paper is from the Everyday Chic pack.   Be sure to check out the Create with Connie and Mary Blog and see what the other designers made and also all the detials on how you can play along with the challenge.  I would love to see you participate.  It is a lot of fun and this is a great sketch.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge # 263

It is time for another Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch Challenge. 

TSOT #263 sketch

Super cute sketch!  This is what I designed for the challenge.  

What I Love TSOT #263

I used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set What I Love.  This is a pretty 3 step stamp set.  It is available in photopolymer which makes it much easier to get things lined up.  This set is very forgiving and amazingly it always looks great.


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 Head on over to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog and see the other fabulous cards the design team made.    Remember Sale-A-Bration is ending soon so be sure to get your favorite Sale-A-Bration products now!

Thinking of You Bear Hugs

Stopping by for a quick post.  I just realized that I have a bunch of deadlines coming up.  I have been tootling along thinking I had everything more or less under control...Big Mistake!  I looked at my big wall calendar and saw all the red scribbles (which mean things are due!) and realized  I better get a move on.  

Bear Hugs thinking of you

Love the Bear Hugs set and framelits!  I haven't played with it enough but it may never be enough.  

Bear Hugs thinking of you side


Product List

Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker
Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker

There are a couple of things that are not listed in the supply list.  The "thinking of you" is from the February 2016 My Paper Pumpkin kit called Hello Sunshine and I also used the Mint Macaron marker and it is available in a set of In Color markers.

That is it for me today.   I need to tackle my to do list.  Thanks for stopping by and remember Sale-A-Bration is almost over!  Be sure to order and get your  free Sale-A-Bration products before it is all over for another  year.


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Botanicals for You

I don't want to be an alarmist but Sale-A-Bration is almost over!  We have just about 2 weeks left before Sale-A-Bration 2016 is history.  Because the end of Sale-A-Bration is near,  I wanted to be sure my hostess club members got a chance to use as many of the SAB products as possible.  Here is one of the cards we made. 

Botanicals for You

On this one project we used the Botanicals for You stamp set, the What I Love stamp set, the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.   Wow!  Like I said i wanted to be sure they had an opportunity to play with as many of the Sale-A-Bration products as possible.   I attached the vellum over the "just for you" to soften it a bit.  I placed glue dots in the corner to secure the vellum and then used the flowers to cover them up.  

Botanicals for You side 

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Here are the sizes of the card stock used.

Whisper White: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2",  3" x 4-1/4", scrap to stamp the flowers

Basic Black: 4" x 5-1/4", 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"

Botanicals Vellum:  3" x 4-1/4"

Wildflower Fields DSP: 1-1/2" x 5", 2-1/2" x 5" (there is a little overlap)

Be sure to get your order in before the end of the month and get your favorite Sale-A-Bration products!