Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Pair of Tulips

The design team is making cards with a pop up theme this week.
I have spring fever real bad now that the weather is getting warmer so I picked this adorable tulip stamp as my focal point.  The layer with the tulips is mounted on pop dots to give it extra dimension.
Supply list:
(Flowers and leaves are paper pieced.)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Scallop border was cut with my paper cutter
 and a Carl scallop rotary blade
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight Dies
 Spring Menagerie Designer Paper from Design House
 Birthday Saying is printed with Seabird font #12
Lace, button, crochet thread, pearls and pop dots.

Simon Says - Bingo Challenge (Flowers, lace, twine)
Paper Shelter - Paper Piecing Challenge (Tulips are paper pieced)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Color block floral card

I created a stencil background with squares cut out with using Nestabilities dies.   Then I pounced over the stencil with a make up sponge and dye based inks. Let that dry, then stamped the main flower image.

Supplies used:

Great Impressions Stamp: H184 Wildflower Silhouette
White, black and green cardstock
Blue, green and saffron dye based inks
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Make up sponge
Nestabilities Classic Squares Lg
(Use this to create the stencil for sponging on background colors.)
Colorbok Black Metal Dots
Ribbon, glue dots and adhesive

Friday, March 9, 2012

***** Great Impressions and Creative Inspirations Blog Hop *****

Hey everyone, today I have a fun blog hop for you. The design teams from Great Impressions Stamps and Creative Inspirations Paints have gotten together for a joint hop. We are featuring lots of wonderful projects using products from both companies.
Along with the hop, we are celebrating the grand opening of the new

                                            Great Impressions Store

So please stop by the store and have a look at all the fabulous stamps and at the awesome card gallery. 

My card was created with roses I made out of watercolor paper, then painted with Creative Inspirations Paint.  Also used a lovely saying stamp from Great Impressions as the main focal point, then finished off with lace, ribbon, a butterfly and pearls. 

Here's a list of supplies I used:
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Butterfly Punch from Martha Stewart
Crystal Stickers Pears
Crochet Thread, Lace, Ribbon
Cardstock: Red, Black, White, Turquoise
Nestabilities: Labels Four
Silhouette Machine

There's a wonderful blog hop prize that's a combined package from both companies featuring a $25 Gift Certificate from Great Impressions and 5 jars of Creative Inspirations Paint.

To quality for the prize:

Please visit each blog and leave a comment.

Each blog will also be posting a magic letter so please write those down as you go.

My Magic Letter is M

You will be starting at the Creative Inspirations Paint blog and ending at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog. 

At the final stop on the Great Impressions Blog, please post a comment with your "Magic Words" (combining all the letters you picked up along the hop).
You have all weekend from March 9th at 8:00 AM EST until March 11th. 8:00 PM EST to complete the hop.
Here's a list of all the blogs in the hop.
Barbara Washington
April Lower
Dawn Lotharius

You should have arrived here from Dawn Lotharius. After you finish here, please head on over to Gini Cagle's blog at

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wishing somebunny a special Happy Easter


We have had snow for the past 3 days, so I'm really looking forward to spring weather.  I saw my first robin today so warmer temps can't be far off. For today's project, I used my favorite bunny stamp and a circle easel layout.

Supplies used: 
Great Impressions Stamps:
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Markers:
Angel Pink, New Sprout
Leplume II Marker #68 Daffodil Yellow
Spellbinders Nestabilities:
Classic Scalloped Circles Lg.
Standard Circles Lg.
Bazzill Cardstock:
Vanilla, Fawn, Romance
Misc: Pom poms, Crystal Stickers Pearls, Lace, Ribbon
Glue dots and Mono Multi Adhesive

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teapot Gift Box

Big news! Great Impressions is starting a new monthly challenge.  For March the theme is Handmade. You can join in the fun by entering your project here.  There will be a prize for one randomly selected winner from all the entries this month. For my project, I cut this cute little teapot box with my Silhouette machine.  Then added a fun birthday saying, some flowers, pearls and ribbon.

Supplies used:
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Cardstock: Yellow, White
Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small
Colorbok black dots, flowers, pearls, ribbon
Silhouette Machine
Silhouette cutting file: Teapot 3D #C01031_18816