(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

Rose Wonder

Hi Stampers, Today I am sharing a card I CASE’d from Creating with Joan.  She used soft pinks on her share but my card is fashioned after a rose I actually will have blooming in my garden once the weather warms up.  Last year we were window shopping at the local greenhouse.  If you saw our yard you would know we never come home empty handed.  In fact sometimes I sneak a box of flowers into the garage so my neighbors don’t see it.  Their usual comment is “more flowers?”.  So we’re at the greenhouse browsing through the roses and bam this rose took our breaths away.  It is called Ketchup and Mustard and when you see the picture you’ll know why. I used Daffodil Delight CS to create the base card.  I stamped the image from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Archival Black ink.  I colored the image with Daffodil Delight and So Saffron inks then used a Real Red Stampin’Write marker to edge the petals.  This is exactly what my rose in the garden will look like.  I cut this layer into six pieces and put them back together on a piece of Real Red CS.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder stamp set also.  I added it to the card with dimensionals.  

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Tri-Fold Share

Hi Stampers,

Did you ever feel like a queen or king?  Well let me tell you.  Tuesday after dinner I noticed that along with my dinner I had swallowed half of a tooth.  Yesterday that tooth was crowned.  Not exactly the crown I was looking for.  So I was queen for a day ha! If you remember that TV show you are older than dirt like me.

Today I am sharing a card I CASE’d from Wendy Lee.  I changed the colors and the image, but the tri-fold design is hers.  I have seen a different version of this card and I will show that to you in the next day or two.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 12 piece of Blushing Bride CS.  I scored this piece at 4 inches and 8 inches to create the tri-fold.  I used the layering squares framelits to create an opening in the front flap.  On the inside section I cut a piece of Basic Black CS with the layering squares framelits to back a piece of Blushing Bride CS cut with a scalloped layered square.  This was cut using the same set of framelits.  On the last layer of Whisper White CS I cut with the Stitched Shape framelits I stamped an image from the Timeless Textures stamp set with Archival Black ink.  I used Stampin’Write markers to color the image.  On the outer flap with the window I used images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create a background.  This was a fun challenge.  I hope you give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Paisleys and Posies Going to On-Stage

Hi Stampers, Coming soon is a Stampin’Up! event for demonstrators only.  It is known as On-Stage.  The local event I will be attending is in Minneapolis, MN.  One of the things we do at this event is swap cards with other demonstrators.  The card I am sharing today is my swap.  I started with a base card of Mint Macaron CS one of the colors that will be retiring May 31.  The second layer is Rich Razzelberry CS.  I used the Stitched Shapes oval framelit and Sweet Sugarplum CS to back the Very Vanilla oval cut with the Layering Oval framelits.  I stamped the image from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set with Rich Razzelberry ink.  I also used the dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set as a background for the image.   I used a strip of coordinating DSP from the Petals and Paisleys series to add an accent.  I know it is a pretty simple card but I made 25 of them so I didn’t want to make it too complicated.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Helping Me Grow

Hi Stampers,

Not a bad day for a Monday.  Our furnace man was here today bright and early.  Just routine maintenance. I know most people do that in Fall but somehow we got a little behind one year and now we are yearly in March.  Guess you could say we beat the rush.  After Mr. Furnace left I went to visit my fur babies at my daughter’s house.  Her Doxie, Zoe was started on a heart medication for a leaky mitral valve so I went to check on her.  She was peppy as ever.  Then home to play.  This is what I came up with.

I started with a base card of Wisteria Wonder.  I used the Big Shot and the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with a piece of Crumb Cake CS for the second layer.  I used a brayer to add some color to the embossed image.  Next I stamped an image from the Helping Me Grow stamp set with Archival Black ink.  Since I was fussy cutting this image I didn’t have to worry about being to particular with the coloring.  I used a dauber and Perfect Plum ink to color the image.  I cut a bee with the Detailed Dragonfly framelits.  I added these both to the card with dimensionals except for the stems.  I used the fine tip glue pen to adhere them to the card.  I stamped the frame from the Rose Wonder stamp set and then partially inked the greeting from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I fussy cut the frame and added it with dimensionals.  Let me know what you think.

 

 

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Bird’s Nest

Hi Stampers,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday.  I have a class scheduled for Saturday and I am way ahead on prepping.  I had time to create a little extra.  Today’s share could be an Easter card but it also could work for several other occasions.  I saw a similar design a year or so ago. I added images to the original design and this is my version.  I started with a base card of Crumb Cake CS. The next layer is Pool Party CS.  On the Whisper White CS I used the swoosh from the Work of Art stamp set and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks to create the nest.  Next I used the same two inks and the trunk from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to create the twigs on the nest. So the nest didn’t look suspended in air I used the branch from the Best Birds stamp set for the nest to rest on.  The egg is punch from Pool Party CS with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  I trimmed off the portion of balloon that would have been the bottom.  I used the spot image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to speckle the egg and the background.  Take a look.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB