(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

#Elfie

Good Morning Stampers,

Last Saturday I had a  class that required several stitched squares.  I cut a few of them on center and had one left over that resembled a frame.  I am not one to throw out scraps if I know I can turn them into something else so I grabbed the #Elfie stamp set and proceeded to create a card.  The base card is Real Red CS. The second layer is DSP from the Wrapped in Plaid series.  I stamped the little elf on Whisper White CS and colored him with Stampin Blends. I attached the frame and the greeting.  I like how the scraps turned out.  Let me know what you think.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Acrylic Paint and A Sponge Brush

Hello Stampers, Over the week end I dragged out old magazines looking for techniques I haven’t used in a long time or haven’t tried at all.  The card I am sharing today has one of the techniques I found.  The base card is Whisper White.  I used mossy green acrylic paint and a sponge brush to create the background.  Not a lot of paint and not a lot of pressure develops the background.  I used Mossy Meadow ink for the tree images from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  I stamped the deer from the same stamp set with Soft Suede ink.  I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to color in the deer image.  I had scraps of wood grain DSP which I used for the corners.  This is a simple technique but sometimes simple is better.  I hope you will give it a try.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Happy Anniversary

Hi Stampers, I only have one sibling.  Yesterday my sister and her husband celebrated 54 years of marriage.  She was fortunate to marry a wonderful man who to this day looks at her with love in his eyes.  I was her maid of honor at their wedding.  The color of the attendant dresses was peacock.  It actually looked like Bermuda Bay.  I wanted to make a special card for them so that is the card I am sharing today. I started with a base card of Bermuda Bay CS.  I snipped the corners with a retired punch.  I think it was called the ticket punch.  I added a layer of DSP from last year’s 6 x 6 all occasion paper.  I added a strip of DSP from the Noble Peacock Specialty series.  I used the Stitched Nested Labels and Whisper White CS for the image piece.  I used the flower from the Rare Blessings stamp set coloring it with light and dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves are Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Best Days

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s been a long time and I’m sure you don’t want to hear the whys and whats so lets just get on with business.

I CASE’d this card idea from a fellow demonstrator, Nancy Ferb Shares.  The stamp set Beautiful Day carried over into the current catalog.  It really lends itself to coloring with Stampin’ Blends.  I just was having a hard time figuring a good layout for a card.  Then I happened upon Nancy’s post and had to give it a try.  I started with a base card of Bermuda Bay.  I stamped partial images of the butterfly from the set on Whisper White card stock. I used Bermuda Bay and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for the wings.  The inside of the wings were colored with Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  I adhered the Image to a Basic Black background and then to the base card. I am planning something similar for the large flower which is part of this stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know if you have questions or comments.  As always I would be happy to help you place an order so you can enjoy my love of stamping.

 

 

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Baby Wipes and Daisy Lane

Hello My Stamping Friends, I am feeling better day by day.  I have been spending time in my flower gardens.  That always makes me happy.  I decided to use the baby wipes technique and water color paper to create the background for this card.  I used Rich Razzelberry and Gorgeous Grape ink refills on the baby wipe.  The Rich Razzelberry definitely over powered but I still like the result.  I stamped the large daisy image from the Daisy Lane stamp set a few times and filled in the spaces with the smaller daisy.  I stamped two large daisies and used the Daisy punch to punch these two daisies. I added this piece to a base card of Blackberry Bliss and the banner is Merry Merlot.  A bit of  strange combination but I think it works just fine.  See what you think.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Climbing Roses

Hello Stamping Friends, It won’t be long before the new catalog is introduced.  I am going to miss quite a few of the retiring stamp sets. The new catalog is pretty awesome but it’s hard every year to give up those favorites.  My hubby and I have a large country garden.  Roses are a big part of our garden so I thought I would use the Climbing Rose stamp set to create today’s card.  I started with a base card of Very Vanilla CS.  The next layer is DSP that is retiring.  I stamped the roses from the Climbing Roses stamp set onto Very Vanilla CS.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image and then added Wink Of Stella for a little sparkle.  I wanted some of the DSP to show through so I punched a two inch hole opposite the stamped image.  I was planning on doing this card at my class last Saturday but God had other plans.  I had to cancel class because of a reaction I was having from the antibiotics I was given for my cat bite.  Things didn’t get any better and finally I ended up in the emergency room on Thursday.  I know your thinking what took so long before I went in.  I’m a retired nurse and we tend to make terrible patients.  I was waiting to improve by time.  When I had a 101 degree temp I figured it was time.  I am feeling much better than Thursday but not back to full speed.  I have 2 weeks of treatment and hopefully continue to improve daily.  If you know me personally you know that I hate slowing down.  Sometimes I’m not given a choice.  Thank you for hanging in there with me. Take a look at the card and let me know what you think.

 

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB