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Mixed & Crisp Thank You!


 Welcome to this brand new week, stampy friends!  

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers inspiration challenge, IC490.  Inspiration was taken from a pinterest board that features stamps ... but the pins are of 'postage' stamps.  I actually found a slight few that I have in my studio!  Since I do not have Disney-themed rubber stamps in the stampin' zone ... I had to go with florals.  Thus, I chose a retiring floral set that I'm definitely going to miss ... Mixed Bunch.


Coloring just wasn't of interest to me this day, so I opted for a stamp set that would 'do the coloring' for me.  To create some depth & contrast, the first layer of my dimensional blossom was stamped with Calypso Coral.  It's a wonderful companion to the retiring Crisp Cantaloupe.  Alas, the coordinating Blossom Punch is retiring as well.  Since all petals are the same, it's a super-easy punch to line up correctly every time.   The center of the blossom was stamped with Crushed Curry and punched with the 7/8" Scalloped Punch.  The same flower-center stamp was stamped several times on the card base ... I love it when images from a stamp set nicely double as backgrounding!


Every die on this card is retiring!  The On Film framelits are on the list, as well as the Bitty Banners framelits that so perfectly coordinate with the retiring Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I just might have to keep those, as the small size can be "juuuuust right" at times!

If you have favorite designer series papers ... scoop them up now, as they are retiring.  My leaves are from Confetti Celebration dsp and the framed dsp is from the Sweet Dreams collection.

 Special Reminder:  the Stampin' Up! Retirement sale includes savings of up to 50% off!

Thank you for using the April Hostess Code:  7J6PRFCM  


I hope you've found something to inspire your own creativity during your visit here today.  Thanks bunches for stopping by!

Inky (((hugs))),

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Bev Gerard

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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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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Fancy Flower!

Happy Valentines Day!  
Yet ..... How in the world did we get to Friday, already?! 

It was my pleasure to create a card for the QFTD203 challenge today over at Splitcoaststampers.  Member Kathy LeDonne is being honored, and her Simply Sketched card was the inspiration for my sample below.
I really like the way the upper dsp from the Fresh Prints dsp pack seems to emulate the pattern of the Fancy Fans embossing folder.  In fact, all 3 dsp papers used for this card come from the Fresh Prints pack!  

Yeah ... I'm still in blossom-making mode here.    ;)   
For this hand-made blossom, I stamped one of the blooms from the Secret Garden stamp set with VersaMark ink.  SU's Black Stampin' Emboss Powder was  used to emboss the image before fussy cutting.  Four of those blossoms were layered for this dimensional bloom. 

And, for those who would like a listing of the additional items used ... ...

PAPERS:  Crumb Cake + Basic Black;  Fresh Prints dsp paper pack



From Millan.Net

   "LOCAL NOTES

To my local stampy peeps, I have a new class scheduled for Saturday, March 1 !  Details are posted on the Class Schedule at Texas Rubber & Ink! .... the store.  There, you will find class information & RSVP button.  Hope to see you there!

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Red Hot Box!

How long has it been since you created something with a "window"?   Well, this little gifty came about via a challenge to create a window card using any SU punch or punches.

So that's what I did ...
... except I jumped from 'card' to 'box', as you can see.   ;)

Punches, punches ... which or how many punches?  Let's see:  1 3/8” Circle Punch on the inside, plus my 1 3/4” Scallop Circle Punch for the blossom top.   Finally, I had to toss in my frequent go-to Bitty Banners Framelits & Itty Bitty Banners stamp set for the sentiment .. ... of course!



I have a long-lived love affair with flowers, plus all things growing green.  Sometimes it insists on coming out when I'm papercrafting, as shown in this project.  My blossom is merely layers of scallop punched paper from the Polka Dot Parade designer papers, made with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch and held together with a cute little 1/8" Mini Brad.  And before I forget it .. you'll need SU's fabulously clear Window Sheets for the 'window'.


If you would like to create this little giftable box at your stampin' table, just follow this tutorial by Brenda Quintana, shared at Splitcoaststampers

I hope you've found a bit of stampin' inspiration here today!  Thanks for visiting, and for sharing your thoughts as well.