Sunday, March 29, 2015

Celebrate! in B&W

A new creation to share with you today!   Left-side limitations continue to interfere with many everyday activities, but I'm tickled to now be able to stamp through it as possible.  Whew!

I truly enjoy using stamps to create the elements of dimensional flowers.  I've done this periodically over several years, and enjoy giving the results to people in my life for a vast array of reasons.  This one already has a planned recipient .. although the birthday giving will be a few weeks away.  ... Marking one small thing off that guest checklist!  Don't you just love doing that?!!

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I checked out the Inspiration Challenge, IC486, over at Splitcoaststampers. As soon as I spotted this photo, the ideas started coming.  I had already spotted the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, which pretty much sealed the plan!
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Did you notice that the sketch is from "CAS"E this Sketch?  Yeah ... It seems that once again I'm foiled on that part.  Oh well, I'm thankful for their idea springboard!
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Not only will this be for a birthday ... but the recipient will be celebrating here birthday while visiting here in Texas!  I'm already looking forward to this surely-to-be-fun family visit! 
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Once I had played with the layers for the blossom, I decided it needed just a little "glam" touch.  Smooch Spritz and a quick dry in the window sill came to the rescue!  The little yellow spirals?  I cut eency-thin slivers of Daffodil Delight C/S, then wrapped them around a watercolor brush handle!   I love the look, but that's about the time I decided this will be hand-delivered.   LOL

I'd love to know if you like it!   In any event, happy new week to all of you!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hello, Wisteria!

I am so tickled to have stamped today!  A bit over a week ago, a herniated disc interrupted my life to the point where "normal" has dramatically changed.  Neck, shoulder, arm, hand, fingers, are all affected, and even stamping has halted until today.  Now it requires planning my movements to involve primarily the right side.  Thanks to my local downline, Julie, classes were held that had already been rescheduled once due to icy roads.  Big, big THANKS to you, Julie!  I'm also required to be chauffeured while on these meds ... but I'm actually willing as long as the pain can be pushed back. 

The latest color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, CC522, is to use Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  The 'dessert' option is to add a touch of green.   CAS(E) this Sketch, CTS114, and was eager to use it ... so today was a day of careful maneuvering while managing to stamp again ... at last!  Waiting for the next dose of pain meds has been my daily routine since the ER a week+ ago.  Success today has been SO enjoyable!
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I had already spotted this lovely sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, CTS114, and knew I really wanted to use this layout.  Notice, I morphed from the original CAS plan, and ended up with "more" rather than true CAS.  Oh well!  I just "went with it"!   ;)  Hopefully the CAS police will just roll their eyes and give me a pass.
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Wisteria Wonder is such a soft and subtle pastel.  Perfect for Spring creations, Easter, vintage projects and more!  

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The designer series paper in the central area of the card is from the 'All is Calm' dsp collection of wintery designs.  But this Smoky Slate side has no season at all, and could easily be used for a number of themes.  Add silver to it and you're on the way to a beautiful bridal or anniversary creation!  For my flower centers, I chose Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, punched with the Petite Petals punch and the little flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
Here's to something beautiful happening in your day!  Hope you've found a bit of inspiration!

Inky (((hugs))),

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Brand New Weekly Deals for March 17 - March 23

Gotta love Tuesdays!   Tuesdays bring a brand new group of Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up, and it's always a surprise, even to demonstrators!  Take a look at this week's goodies and you'll spot the oh-so-versatile Mosaic Madness stamp set along with the coordinating Textured Embossing Folder!  And to all of us Calypso Coral lovers ... three (3) colors of yummy Seam Binding Ribbon is marked down for the next week!  Time to replenish your Calypso Coral, Choco. Chip, and easy-to-vintage Very Vanilla!

Check out the newest goodies to see if there's something that's been lingering on your wish list!  Happy new week to you!  Today is forecast to be absolutely gorgeous and maybe even warm here in the North Texas area today .... before more rain comes in later this evening.  Bring it! 


Enjoy, m'friends!
Inky ((((hugs)))),

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