March Madness: Card #5

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally Friday!  Let’s have some fun …and what is more fun than the “Hey, Chick” stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog!! At first I thought … why do I need chickens? But the more samples I saw and the more I played with this set, I was thrilled that I had it in my stamp collection.

Here is my version of the card …

I wanted my “chicks” to be talking to each other so that is why they are layered the way they are, and they are on top of a “chicken wire” background! That was created with the “Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions” Embossing Folder.

My “chicks” are colored with the new “Water Color” pencils and Blender Pens except for the red parts … I used our Real Red marker for that.

The “Hey, Chick” greeting comes from the “Hey, Chick” stamp set and the let’s celebrate (and the greeting inside) comes from the “Balloon Adventures” stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog. The greetings were all cut from our “Bunch of Banners” Framelits.

There are so many samples you can find using the stamp set on Pinterest, it’s too cute to pass up! And once Sale-a-bration is over (March 31st, 2017) it will be gone forever 😦

You may choose this as one of your FREE cards when you make a qualifying purchase during my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  Each card comes with a set of instructions, dimensions and stampin’ tips to help you.

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, and call your favorite chick to celebrate … just being friends!

Thank you for coming over to my blog today!

March Madness: Card #4

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that I created using the “World of Dreams” stamp set and the Dragonfly framelits.  I saw this technique posted on our demonstrator Facebook page and just had to share it with you.

You begin with the “Window Sheets” … then I cut out the dragonfly, added ink and embossed! BEAUTIFUL … the photo does not do this card justice.

I also added the masking and sponging technique to create this stunning background, a perfect fit with our dragonfly.

To finish my card I added the verse from the “World of Dreams” stamp set and the leaves to frame my card.

You may choose this as one of your FREE cards when you make a qualifying purchase during my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  Each card comes with a set of instructions, dimensions and stampin’ tips to help you.

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Here is another picture that really shows off the glimmer on the dragonfly…

Thanks for checking back in with me.  Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy Life …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I’ve been awol, but I’m back today with the card I promised you on Sunday. I said I had a special card that I created with the “destressed wood” designer paper that I used on my Best. Guy. Ever. card.

I may be using the same designer paper but the look it the exact opposite! As with so many of our designer papers they can be used for many different occasions but this was was not only manly enough for a guy card, it reminded me of a beach house …

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Maybe it’s the destressed wood look or the Pool Party color or the combination of both, but it worked for me. And what do you see around beach houses … Dragonfly’s! My dragonfly is perched upon the Burlap Ribbon found in the Annual Catalog and the pretty little Lace Doilies from the Occasions catalog.

Want to know something neat about those Lace Doilies?  One side is Very Vanilla and the other side is Whisper White!! You can use them on anything and they are so pretty!

You can see that I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for my Dragonfly … but I also gave it a color wash with the blender pen.  I took a little Pool Party from the lid and with the help of my Aqua Painter I gently color washed my dragonfly.  I love the different highlights of color … the white was just too much, adding the touch of color really softened it.

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My greeting comes from … you guessed it, Suite Sentiments! The font really fits this card well, and it fits the Carousel Birthday stamp set too! This stamp set was designed to coordinate with many of the sets and bundles in the Occasions catalog.  Way to go Stampin’ Up!

So I’m not expecting beach weather in February in Wisconsin … but I can dream! Here are both of the cards – same designer paper, different look!

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Thanks so much for being patient and for stopping back to visit my blog.  It is really appreciated.

So enjoy life today … and have fun!

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