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Time for Vintage

Hi Stampers,

By now those of you who have been following my blog know I love vintage.  I have always said I was born too late.  I love anything antique.  I adore shabby chic.  That's the turn I took for today's card.  The base card is Calypso Coral.  The second layer is Crumb Cake.  I started with a piece of Very Vanilla CS.  I washed Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral over the Very Vanilla CS.  I used Chocolate Chip ink and one of the images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the splattered background.  The lace image is from the Grateful Bunch stamp set in Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the floral images in Memento Black ink from the Sale-a-bration stamp set Flowering Fields.  I water colored the images with Old Olive and Calypso Coral ink.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Here it is.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Grateful Bunch

Hi Everyone,

In the new Occasions Catalog there are several products bundled to save you 15% right off the bat.  I used one of these bundles to create today's card.  I again used a piece of DSP from the Farmer's Market series as the third layer on this card.  It's really a pretty purple check that would work well with Blackberry Bliss CS too but I'm using Hello Honey as my base card.  I punched out a scalloped circle with the 2 3/8 scalloped circle punch and adhered the DSP over a piece of Very Vanilla CS that has the largest flower from the Grateful Bunch stamp set stamped in Hello Honey ink. I stamped the three smaller flowers which by the way are all one stamp with Delightful Dijon ink on Hello Honey CS.  The bundle includes the Blossom Bunch punch.  I used this to punch out the three smaller flowers.  By manufacturing them as one stamp they line up perfectly with the punch and with one squeeze you have three flowers. Yay!  I made a bow with some left over twine from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit and tucked that beneath the flowers which were added with dimensionals.  The greeting is from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set.  Take  a look….

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Farmer’s Market

Hi Everyone,

I can't wait until it is time for Farmer's Market to start again.  We do have an inside market during Winter but it's just not the same.  I choose Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper for today's card.  It brings back memories of Summer and the outdoor market.  I saw a similar card on Dawn Olchefske's blog a few days ago.  There were no instructions but I think it worked out nicely. 

I started with a base card of Old Olive CS.  I used DSP from the Farmer's Market DSP series for the backgrounds.  I stamped a greeting from the Garden in Bloom stamp set on Hello Honey CS with Old Olive ink. The small flowers are from the Bloomin' Love stamp set. I fussy cut two pears from another piece of the Farmer's Market DSP and added a bit of the clear Wink of Stella to a few of the leaves and edges of the pears.   This card would be mailable in a padded envelope or you could stick a candy bar in the bottom slot and hand deliver it.  I am showing the side view as well because that is what really makes this card special.  I hope you enjoy.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

 

Honeycomb Happiness

Hi Stampers,

Overnight we saw five inches of snowfall.  It is covering the branches on the trees and it looks like a beautiful painting.  It's too bad I'm done with Winter or I probably would appreciate it more.  On the other hand I feel blessed not to be living on the East coast.  How devastating.  So I will be satisfied with our good old Wisconsin Winter and pray for an early Spring.

I used the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set and the Grateful Bunch stamp sets for today's card.  I so wish the Honeycomb Happiness set was hanging around after Sale-a-bration. It is just the cutest set.  My base card is Daffodil Delight followed by Melon Mambo CS and Blushing Bride CS for the third layer.  I stamped the leaves from the Grateful Bunch stamp set with Memento Black ink and colored them with Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise Stamp n Write markers.  I used paper from the Cherry On Top DSP stack to paper piece the chick and balloon from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set. The chick is adhered with dimensionals.  The Happy Birthday greeting is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  Let me know what you think.  You're comments are always appreciated.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Bloomin’ Heart Love Blossoms

Hi Stampers,

I had a little time to play with more products from the NEW Occasions catalog. The Bloomin' Heart thinlit die is so delicate and oh so pretty.  I used paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series paper pack to cut the flowery heart with the Bloomin' Heart die.  The base card is Blushing Bride CS.  I used a matching piece of DSP beneath Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride glitter paper as the only accents to the sweet heart that is the focal point of this project.  Take a peak and let me know what you think.  As always I welcome your comments.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB