Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Mary!

Today we celebrate Mary's Birthday!  I wanted to make her something extra pretty full of flowers.  I wish the picture would be as pretty as it is in person.

This was easy to make with the stamps being Photopolymer.  Easy to line up and stamp the layers.  I began with the larger stamp of each flower and then the smaller more solid stamp over the first one.  Lastly use the outline stamp with Memento Black.



Recipe:
Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Calypso Coral - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Shimmery White - 5 1/4" x 4"


To make the line around the edge of the card, I used a clear ruler so I could draw the line up to, but not over, the leaves and flowers.

Inside I used just the outline stamps but instead of stamping them in black, I stamped them in the pretty colors that matched the front.


On the front I popped up the Calypso Coral with Stampin' Dimensionals and added some Rhinestone bling.


Thank you for looking in today!  Don't forget only today and tomorrow for Sale-a-Bration!


~ Donna



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Successful Stamping and a Surprise Gift

Well, after yesterday's stamping bungle, I have to say I'm very happy with how today's turned out.  It is just a much better day!  Hurray!

Just a little reminder as the Catalog Year is getting close to ending, if you love any of the 2015-2017 In Colors (shown below) I recommend getting them now.  They have a tendency to start flying off the shelves as soon as people realize the time is near.


I'm personally going to miss Watermelon Wonder.  I just think it is so pretty!

So, today's cards are made with Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ink.  On one card I used Whisper White for the base color and stamped the Watermelon Wonder full strength.  On the other I stamped on Very Vanilla and stamped off once.



Recipe:

Watermelon Wonder - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White / Very Vanilla - 5" x 3 3/4"

Ink:
Watermelon Wonder
Pear Pizzazz
Memento Black


Stamps:  Avant Garden (Free SAB set) and Wetlands for the sentiment.


This design could be used for any need.  Birthday, Thank You, Sympathy, whatever you may want.


Thank you for looking in today.  You can find everything used here in the list below.

Remember, this is the last week for Sale-a-Bration and to help you Celebrate, I'm offering a free surprise from me.  To add a little extra to your purchase, any online orders that are placed this week between now and the end of Sale-a-Bration, I will send to you a surprise gift to say thank you.  Each $50.00 qualifying order will receive a gift.  $50.00 = one surprise; $100.00 = two (different) surprises.

Orders must be placed before 11:50 p.m. on March 31st (Utah Time).  Use Host Code:  B34YFCXE

Be sure though, when you order that you allow me to contact you. 

~ Donna.




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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bunny Box


Have you ever had a time when you just had to throw in the towel and say, tomorrow, I'll try again tomorrow.  Well, tonight (Monday Night) as I was working on today's post was one of those times.  No matter what I tried, something went wrong.  

So, plan B, share another make and take that we made at our retreat a couple of weekends ago.  This cute little bunny box was made by the other Donna in our group, Donna G.  It is the perfect size for a small little treat of chocolates and crinkly paper.


A piece of window sheet inside the lid makes it a great little see-through box.


Do you see my boo-boo?  There was a little too much ink on the stamp when I got it and since we were all using the same color, I didn't notice it was wet there.  Oh well, makes bunny look like he has a little set of bangs.  LOL

Thank you for looking in today!  

~ Donna

Monday, March 27, 2017

You're Egg-stra Special

I spotted this idea on Rachel Tessman's page and knew I wanted to try it.  This was so fast and easy with so many color possibilities.  I think next time I'll use less sponging size and darkness.  Make it softer.



This is your last week to get your hands on this fun "Inside the Lines" Designer Series People for free with your $50.00 purchase (before shipping and tax).  Orders must be place before 11:50 p.m. on March 31st (Utah Time).

To add a little extra to your purchase, any online orders that are placed this week between now and the end of Sale-a-Bration, I will send to you a surprise gift to say thank you.  Each $50.00 qualifying order will receive a gift.  $50.00 = one surprise; $100.00 = two (different) surprises.

Be sure though, when you order that you allow me to contact you.  See the sample below.  


So, then, on to the Recipe for this card:

Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Card Stock (Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride used here) - 4" x 4"
Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Attach the DSP to the cardstock.  



Take your next to largest Stitched Shapes Circle (or another size of any of your circle dies that will work) and lay it on the Big Shot as shown below.  Run it through the Big Shot cutting through both layers.


Place this on your card front - do not attach with adhesive just yet.  Stamp the bunny from Basket Bunch onto the Whisper White.  Stamp the bunny again onto a post-it note - making sure to stamp the top of the bunny where it will have sticky post it behind it.  Fussy cut the bunny and place it over the stamped bunny.  Using your sponge daubers, gently tap your matching ink over the bunny.  Keep it light.

Tie a matching ribbon to the 4" x 4" square as shown below.  Then attach to the card front with your adhesive of choice.  I prefer to use our Liquid Multipurpose Tombo (Green Glue).


Stamp the inside with your favorite sentiment or critters from the Stamp Set and you're all done!

I think this is a little dark.  I prefer the Blushing Bride for softness.  I think Mint Macaron will look good as well, or any of the purples we have if kept light.



Thank you for looking in today.  Don't forget to place your online order before SAB is over so I can send you the appropriate thank you!

Happy Monday!

~ Donna


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