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Stampin’ Up! Easter Message Dogwood

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  How’s things?

My card today draws from one of my two favorite trees in the world – the Dogwood.  At this time of year, our dogwoods are in full, spectacular bloom.  And, against all the green of the woods, they look like white Christmas lights glowing.

I love them.  And cherish the time they’re blooming each year – always grateful when I get to be home while they’re doing their thing.  And, since they make their big showing just about in time for Easter, I figured I’d play off that today.  I used the Easter Message stamp set and the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and matching punch.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from The Paper Players this week.

And the colors were inspired by the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

I started with a piece of the chalkboard-y paper from the Urban Underground Specialty DSP and stamped the lily from the Easter Message stamp set in Whisper White Craft Ink around the edges of the paper.  When it dried – and that takes a few minutes and maybe some help with the Heat Tool! – I used my Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers and went over the white images – creating a colored chalk effect.

I adhered a Lace Doily with the Very Vanilla side up with some Liquid Glue.  Next, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Very Vanilla and a Circles Layering Framelits scalloped circle from Elegant Eggplant, adhered them together and then adhered them to the card front, overlapping the doily.

My central art piece is from the This Christmas DSP (I kind of liked the symmetry to using a Christmas paper here!).  I inked the Cross from Easter Message in Versamark and then inked it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped the DSP panel.  Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image.  Using the black under the Gold Embossing Powder kind of “antiqued” the gold.  Then I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat.

I used Blender Pens and the ink from the lids of my ink pads to color the image.  The vestment is colored with Elegant Eggplant, the rope at the juncture of the timbers in Soft Suede and the Cross itself in Early Espresso.  When it was all colored, I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Easter Message and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on a Very Vanilla strip that I snipped into a banner.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on both ends and some Liquid Glue in the center of the strip to adhere it to the card front.

The dogwood blossom is made with the small petal image in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set – stamped in Pink Pirouette on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Blossom Builder Punch.  

(Note:  these two items are available in a bundle for a 10% savings.  If this stamp set and punch carry over into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, the bundled price will go away.  So – if you like it, grab it now!).  

I used a Sponge Dauber to add some more Pink Pirouette around the edges, curled the petals a little with my Stylus and then adhered them into their “cross” shape with Liquid Glue.  I made the center with stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz and then added the stamens with the Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker.  The center is popped onto the flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I admit I got a little ate up about this blossom, y’all.  Not even gonna tell you how many of them I made before I got this one.  Let’s just say it was several more than “one”!

Using a couple of Glue Dots, I wound some Gold Metallic Thread around behind the flower, adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added the second sentiment from Easter Message in Elegant Eggplant on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top of that, I stamped the lily in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate ink.

I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat and then into a Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the stamped-off-once Smoky Slate lily from Easter Message on the front…

…and added a little more of the musical paper from the This Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think Easter Message is the prettiest stamp set – with simple, gorgeous images and perfectly perfect sentiments.  Easter is approaching quickly, so be sure this one is in your tool chest, okay?  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


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TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for art piece); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for Stitched Shapes circle)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle; Blossom Builder punches

Urban Underground Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front)

This Christmas DSP: 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (art piece); envelope flap

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FINN-FAN FIX….

Well, folks.  It’s happened.

The pond-bee has been drowned-ed.

Turns out that, while the pond-bee will, indeed, float….that’s not necessarily a guarantee against drowning.

If the retriever of the pond-bee gets distracted – it happens! – then…

Finn dropped the pond-bee.  Then he bounced off to check out something he saw out in the pond.

A stick.  Looked like a big one.  

See it out there?  About 2 feet beyond his schnozzle?  He’s as far as he can go and still touch the bottom.  And he was stuck there!

I don’t think he’ll stay stuck for long.  I’m betting we’re not too many days away from actually swimming!

Once he realized he couldn’t get the stick – today! – he remembered the pond-bee.

And bounced back over to it – and pounced on it.

Weeeeellll….turns out if you pounce the pond-bee flat down into the mud…

Yea.  You can’t get it.

You can sort of see it there – middle of the picture.

We may see it again when the pond level goes down.

In the meantime, guess I need to hit Pet Smart and find another $2 frisbee! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Easter | Tags: , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Easter Message

Mornin’, y’all and Happy Hawmmp Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

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My card for today is looking forward a few weeks to Easter, to give you time to realize you need this stamp set!  It’s the Easter Message set, and it’s gorgeous, especially combined with some Botanical Builder flowers and Falling in Love DSP.  Take a look-see

I used the Sunday Stamps Challenge for my layout.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Falling in Love DSP to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the banner, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut a banner end in it with my Paper Snips.  I added some Crumb Cake “stitches” around the banner with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then, using the frond image in the Easter Message stamp set, I stamped the banner all over in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I started the sentiment circle by cutting a Stitched Shapes circle in Whisper White.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from Easter Message in Sweet Sugarplum near the bottom of the circle.  Next to it, I added the Easter Lily image in Crumb Cake.

I colored the lily with my Blender Pen, using Pink Pirouette for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and stem.

I cut a scalloped circle mat in Sweet Sugarplum using a die in the Circles Layering Framelits and adhered it to the banner with Liquid Glue

I pulled out the Botanical Builder Framelits and first cut two Pear Pizzazz fronds.  I adhered them to the banner with Liquid Glue.  Over that, I popped the sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, offsetting it from the scalloped mat.

I made some flowers out of Whisper White card stock with the dies from the Botanical Builder.  All of them got a little light sponging with Pink Pirouette.  And I lightly rounded two of the flowers.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the banner and card front.

I gave each flower a Pink Pirouette Enamel Shape, then added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.  To finish it off, I added a small row of tiny Pearl Basic Embellishments under the sentiment and one in each lily, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the Cross from the Easter Message set.  I stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel, stamping it off once, first.  Over that, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Easter Message lily on the front, colored the same as the one on the front of the card…

…and I gave the envelope flap more of the stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz fronds.

Et Voila!  I think this is such a pretty stamp set, with a simply perfect sentiment.  And the images are simple and sweet and…perfect, too.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


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And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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Tomorrow is our monthly Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – We post our blogs at 7am Eastern, so look for my e-mail bright and early!  Hope to see you back!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/4″ (banner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder framelit flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Botanical Builder framelit fronds

Fallin in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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FINN-FAN FIX….

It rained over night and this morning.  So it was wet – and colder than a well-diggers lunch bucker this morning.  Finn and I did a couple of laps and then I just flat had to go in the tack room to warm up.

Finn was – as you might imagine – a little damp.

As in… his skirt (that’s what I call his hangy-down belly fur) and his pantaloons were dripping wet and sporting a fine coat of mud.

So when I sat down in the chair to warm up while we waited for the horses to finish eating…my interest in some lap time was pretty low.

He used all his Finn-Charm on me.  Played the guilt card pretty well.  I managed to hang tough, but….it was hard.

When we finally got into the house, he was apparently exhausted by the effort.

Cold and rainy day.  Full belly.  Denied lap time.  What else is a guy to do?!?

TTFN

M

Categories: Easter | Tags: , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Petal Burst Peace

Monday Monday.  Again again.  Hmm.  It’s no wonder that wasn’t the song lyric…

This morning, my card share is so easy and so simple.  And when something is this simple and easy to do, one needs to execute it perfectly.  Or – since there’s no such thing as “perfect” (well, except for the Fifth Element, of course!), as close to perfect as we mere mortals can achieve.  Which…sometimes makes it nearly impossible to do at all!

About a 1000 years ago, before color tv and….gasp!….cell phones…I rode American Saddlebred horses.  I thought they were the most beautiful thing on the planet.  Still do!  Anyway – I rode Saddleseat Equitation – and when we’d go to horse shows, the competition was about the rider – not the horse.  At that time – and probably still, even though she’s gone to the great show ring in the sky – the acknowledged Queen of Saddleseat Equitation was Helen Crabtree.

In her book, she told of one of the thousands of riders she judged at horse shows who, when directed to approach her and tell her what she planned to do (everyone had to go execute a maneuver – all by themselves – at one end of the arena) trotted up (on her perfectly trained, $10,000 horse, heels perfectly down, chin up, hands in the exact right position) and informed the judge that she was going to…

“…go to the end of the arena and execate a figure oot.” 😉

Of course she meant execute a figure eight.  One of the most simple and straightforward of the possible maneuvers.  The poor kid was no doubt trying to speak past the cotton mouth nerves of being the center of attention in the giant arena.

And no  – that wasn’t me!

Why tell this story?  Cuz…this card today is the card equivalent of a figure eight at the end of the arena.  The biggest difference is that this isn’t impossible to do at all – it’s super easy!  It calls on Vintage Leaves, the Petal Burst TIEF, and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  Very Vanilla and Night of Navy.  A little copper.  And that’s it.

Simple.  Elegant.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Christmas, Easter, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

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