Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bright Blossoms Sketch SC378

This is for the sketch challenge over on SplitCoastStampers.  I love this new set and the papers to match. 
Stamp sets:  Bright Blossoms, Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock:  Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Real Red, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red, Island Indigo
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo Markers, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestone, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine

Last weekend I was at the Michigan Mania Magical Mingle.  I hope to be posted about some of that this week. 
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mixed Bunch & Blossom Punch Class

This is what we did for class last night.  I found the Easter Basket over on Brenda Quintana's Blog.  You can see that here .  It's adorable don't you think?  The other 2 projects were ideas from Leadership in San Antonio.

Easter Basket

Supplies:  Mixed Bunch Set
                 Blossom Punch
                 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
                 Assorted Cardstock
                 Assorted Ink

Punch out 7 Flowers.  One green, 3 yellow, 3 color of your choice.
Bend each petal in and crease on each flower.
 The green flower is the base.  Take one color and put glue on one petal.  Attach it to the green on the bottom.

 Line up the crease.

 Attach the next flower the same way, overlapping the previous flower.
 Do this with each flower, alternating colors.  On the last flower, tuck it behind the first flower.

 Another view of tucking it behind.
 Glue each side petal to the basket.

 Turn the basket over and glue each bottom petal to the bottom.

 Punch out a handle with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  Attach one side in-between 2 petals.  Attach the other end to the opposite side.
 Glue the rest of the petals down.  Fill with candy eggs!

 Leadership Idea Blossom Peekaboo Card

 Supplies:  Mixed Bunch and Curly Cute Sets
                  Blossom, Itty Bitty Shapes, 1" Square  and 1" Circle Punches
                 Melon Mambo, Concord Crush Ink
                 Cheerful Treat DSP, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
                                       Melon Mambo Cardstock
                 White Baker's Twine, In Color Designer Printed Brads, Stripes                                                          Embossing Folder, Blossom Party Originals Die Accessories

 Emboss the Whisper White 5"x3-3/4 piece with the Stripes Embossing FolderStamp a center with Concord Crush and punch out with 1" Circle punch.  Punch out itty bitty flower from Melon Mambo cardstock.  Punch Blossom out of part of the embossed White piece.  Attach that to designer series paper.  Attach flower center where the peekaboo flower shows.  Attach brad.  Attach Melon Mambo flower and attach rhinestone.  Thread twine through button.  Attach to DD Flower.  Stamp sentiment to long strip.  Snip end into flag end with square punch.  Glue to card.  Attach brad.  Attach yellow flower.  Attach to Concord Crush card base.

Flower Bouquet

Supplies Tin Can
                 Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes Sets
                 Designer Series Paper
                 Whisper White Cardstock
                 Bamboo Skewers
                 Baker's Twine, Ribbon, Buttons, Pearl, Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch
                Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots

Attach DSP to tin can with sticky strip.  Attach ribbon.  Stamp 'hello' and punch out.  Pierce hole in tag and thread twine through.  Tie around tin can.
Stamp 6 flowers.  2 of each color.  Punch out with Blossom Punch.  Stamp 3 Centers and punch out.  Attach to 3 of the flowers.  Cut skewers to desired height.  Attach flowers to skewers with glue dot.  Attach the other matching flower behind with glue dot.  Tie ribbon around skewer.
Arrange flowers in can. I used the packing paper that comes in Stampin' Up! packages for the filler.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mixed Bunch CC365

Playing along with the Color Challenge today.  Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi.  I love these colors together.  I grabbed Mixed Bunch because it was already out on my table.  I embossed with clear embossing powder and sponged.  The Emboss Resist Technique.  I stacked the flowers together with a dimensional between each.  Of course I can't leave it alone and used Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz.
 Here is a side view to show the layering.
Sets:  Mixed Bunch, Fabulous Phrases.
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Designer Cuts
Accessories:  Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Antique Brad, Oval Punch, Blossom Punch

Have a great day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

TLC367 Rue Des Fleurs

The challenge over on SCS today is One Color/No Color.  As I was going through my stuff I decided to use a stamp set that hasn't seen much ink.  Rue Des Fleurs.  In fact, I have only used one image from it.  I wanted to use the umbrella.   I am not understanding the pocket watches...  Why you ask did I get it?  Because I really do love the umbrella itself.  Then I decided to use a color that I haven't used since David and Hali's wedding.  I was very tired of black by the time they were married.  Really tired.  So why did I choose that color?  Well, I have this beautiful black flocked paper from the Mocha Morning Designer Series that I haven't even attempted to cut yet. 

 I went kind of nutso with the pearls, but I love it!  Black might be back in my favor.  I have use for a sympathy card so used that instead of the thanks that comes with the set.
Sets:  Rue Des Fleurs, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Hat Pin

Have a great day!