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Sale-a-brate with the Stampin’ Addicts!

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop!!  I hope you are enjoying the projects you can make with all the FREE stamps available with the SAB promotion.  I know you loved Holly’s projects over at InkPaperStamps with Forest Friends!  She always has the best ideas.

I am going to show you some things I made with Funky Four.  Talk about a fun set!!  It is part of the “Family Organization Suite” and has matching designer paper called Play Date.  I have used that on a couple of things today because, let’s face it, they are made for each other!  FYI, you can click on any picture to see it in more detail. 

My first project is a quick card that uses the designer paper to create grass.  Ok, alternate universe grass but the bright colors are really perfect!  I just used my paper snips to create the hills using Play Date DSP and the Brights Paper Stack DSP.  I inked up the tree in Old Olive and Early Espresso, stamped on Whisper White and cut it out.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny wishes and the punches (Word Window, Modern Label) are perfect for that set.  The sentiment, the tree and the yellow “grass” are all popped up on Dimensionals. 

I’ll admit that the next card is for someone of a certain sense of humor.  I certainly did not originate the idea with the mushrooms but I find it really funny!  The psychedelic  rick-rack paper comes from the Greenhouse Gala DSP.  I used my markers to color the mushrooms and sentiment is from Party Hearty.  I created a bow with my Pumkin Pie Narrow Grosgrain and cinched it up with thread through a Brights Button.  The sketch comes from Mary-Jo Price and is perfect for these little mushrooms!


Since I am limited on the number of pictures for the hop, I created a collage of my last project using My Digital Studio.  This is a mini photo book that uses a variation of a tutorial from Sarah Wills (she is stop number 5 on this hop, by the way).  I will give more specifics on my variation, plus a link to her instructions, on Monday.

I’m so glad you stopped by today and that you like these fun projects!  Your next stop on the hop is Holly at Rubber Redneck.  You will be so impressed with what she made using Ornate Blossom!  Thanks for hopping with me today.  I look forward to seeing you again soon!

ColorLab 20 – Joyful Wreath

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The team at ColorLab is back with a challenge!  Take a look at this great holiday combination:

I got back into my Christmas stamping with this one!  I pulled out my Season of Joy set which, I must admit, has been sitting in the bottom of my drawer waiting its turn.  Not only did I stick to one stamp set today, I actually stuck to one stamp.  I know…say it isn’t so!  The collage stamp in that set is so wonderful when used all together but there are elements in it that are great too.  I used the snowflake (just the right size!) and inked it with my Old Olive and Garden Green markers to form the wreath.  The sentiment at the bottom comes from the stamp too and was also inked with markers.  I used my Regals Designer Buttons as flowers for the wreath and also to tie the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (did I mention enough yet how happy I am that I replenished my stock?!).  The positioning of the snowflakes was easy with my handy-dandy Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Not sure how I ever stamped without it!  I added some of the Brights Paper Pack behind the image panel.  The layout is courtesy of Mary-Jo and her Techno Stamper Monday Sketch Challenge 151.

As you finish up your own holiday cards, don’t forget that you can “repurpose” branches, snowflakes and other sets into wreaths.  I love it when I can use a set in a way that is a little different!  Thanks for stopping in today.  If you have time, tell me your favorite set to use for making wreaths.  See you again soon!

Stamp:  Season of Joy; Paper:  Brights Paper Pack DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive; Accessories:  Regals Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Thread

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Sweet Trendy Thank You Cards

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One of my dear sons had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and I am woefully late in getting the thank you cards done for him.  I turned to the Trendy Trees set because those trees are just perfect for a boy card!!  I am still trying my best to use up my retiring colors and DSP’s so I wanted to use the Sweet Pea DSP (Occasions Mini).  I found a great sketch over at the TechnoStamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  Take a look at this one…love it!

I change it into a square to better fit the thank you card plan (less space to fill on the inside).  I was also thrilled to see that the challenge over at Stampin’ Royalty this week is “Masculine Themed” cards.  I felt like Taken with Teal (retiring) really has a boy look to it…hopefully that is masculine enough!  The Sahara Sand cloud paper is part of the Sweet Pea DSP Pack.  I simply used the part of the paper that didn’t include the birds.  The Chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon (ret) finishd the job.  I am really trying to use up my Chocolate Chip ribbon and, trust me, that is a lot of ribbon!!!  How else can I justify buying some of the lovely new ribbons from the upcoming catalog??!!  Here is my card (and its friends).

I just cut out some Sahara Sand squares for the inside that my son will write on.  I really like how the clouds  add interest to the card without taking away from that cute tree!

Thanks for taking a look.  Hope your day is fantastic!

Stamp:  Trendy Trees; Paper:  Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DSP, Whisper White; Ink:  Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip;  Accessories:  Chocolate Poly-Twill ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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Trendy Father's Day

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My club this week needs a Father’s Day card and I just love to use trees for those masculine projects!  Trendy Trees is such a versatile set and I continue to love every project I see with it.  In my search for the perfect layout, I went to Mary Jo Price-Williams’ blog, Technostamper, to see her Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  Well, number 124 was just right for my card!!  Take a look:

I turned it on the side to accomodate the trees and off I went.  I used the Old Olive paper from the Sweet Pea stack (ret, Occasions mini).  I will be giving some of that away at my club meeting this week since it is our last get-together for this Stampin’ Up year.  I love how the Chocolate Chip pops on the Kraft (soon to be Crumb Cake) paper.  I tied the Chocolate wide grosgrain with the linen thread to finish the look.

This just feels like a “Dad” card to me.  I used some of the matching DSP inside along with the “Dear Father” stamp from Well Scripted. 

Just a reminder, I am participating in a Stampin’ Addicts “Retiring Sets Mega Hop” that runs from Friday, Jun 11th through Sunday, Jun 13th.  Please plan to stop by and see my projects using Garden Whimsy!!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Trendy Trees, Well Scripted (inside); Paper:  Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White; Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive;  Accessories:  Chocolate wide grosgrain, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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