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May 2012

Loads of Flowers

Good morning.  I have a fun project to share with you today that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use Certainly Celery, Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.

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I decided to create a soft scene with an old rusty truck carrying loads of pots filled with pink flowers. I love painting the truck from the Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Fall Harvest.

KC Fall Harvest 12 center

The truck is so fun to color and then add rust. I stamped the truck on watercolor paper, painted with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, added touches of More Mustard to age with rust and cut out and cutting off the wheels. I stamped the truck a second time on scrap paper, painted just the wheels, and cut out. I layered the fully painted truck over the painted wheels to add a touch of dimension.

KC Fall HArvest 12 left

I cut a slit in the bed of the truck so I could slide flower pots down in the bed and then filled them with green foliage and tiny pink flowers. I cut the flowers using a 1/8” circle punch and formed them with the smallest stylus I have. I cut out several pots, painted with the Brushed Corduroy and filled them with flowers.

KC Fall Harvest 12 right

I stamped the tree on plain white cardstock, painted the tree trunk and lightly sponged in the sky and ground area.  I used the mini fern stamp from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master to fill in the tree top and then sponged over it to add color.  I attached the truck to the scene layer and finished by added the pots of flowers to the ground area by the truck.

Thanks for stopping by.

Fall HarvestKittie Kit Cause a Scene In My Garden #1

Kittie Kit Cause a Scene Out Door Master  Product Details

QuickStik Glue Dots, 3/8"Ink Blending Tool

High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkDistress Ink Pad, Spun Sugar

Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits  Fall Harvest, Outdoor Master and In My Garden 

Paper: Pink, Celery, Watercolor

Ink: Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Brushed Corduroy, More Mustard, Black Brilliance, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Stylus, Brush, Mat, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Branch Punch , 1/8" Circle Punch, Craft Knife, Mounting Tape, QuickStik

Blog Candy Winner and Color Throwdown 194

Good Wednesday morning.  I want to thank everyone for commenting for a chance to win my Spellbinders M-Bossabilities blog candy.  It was so interesting to me to read about your favorite flower tools and accessories.  The winner chosen by is #91- Carol Ann Ater. Congratulations, Carol Ann.  Please send me your mailing address and I will get you gift in the mail to you right away.

Carol Ann Ater said...

Recently I have been in love with dies. Started small but through your blog site I am slowly increasing with every larger dies. You really know how to inspire me with your delicate flowers and arrangements. I hope to win but if not, I will still enjoy your website daily. Thanks.

Reply May 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM

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This is my last week to serve as a guest designer for the Color Throwdown challenge.  I have had such a good time. The colors this week are Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Soft Sky.


I love creating scenes and have gone deer and butterfly crazy lately.  I decided to make Soft Sky the main color for the frame and the sky to create a soft palette for the other colors.  I had to add a soft green for foliage to accompany the deer, tree and the bright butterflies.

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 3 right

I  cut the double matted frame using Spellbinder Oval dies.  I cut two pieces of the Poppy Stamps Grassland Border attaching one to the base behind the deer and one in front of them. I mounted the frame over the scene using mounting tape.

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 3 center

I cut the tree using green cardstock and colored the tree trunk and branches using a Tea Dye Distress Marker. I attached the tree in behind the grass allowing the branches to extend out of the framed opening. I tucked sprigs of the Martha Stewart Branch Punch along the border of the frame to soften the scene and added tiny 1/8” punched red circles formed into flowers with a tiny pointed stylus and mat. I used the Memory Box Butterfly Delights to cut red butterflies to place around the scene for added dimension and color. You can click on the photos to get a closer view.

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 3 left

Maybe I can make myself wait until fall to use the deer again until it’s time to create a lovely snowy Christmas scene around them. Well….maybe!

Thanks again for stopping in to see my post today.  I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments and support.

Poppystamps Dies, Grassland BorderMemory Box Dies, Deer TrioMemory Box Dies, Flower MoundMemory Box Dies, Butterfly DelightsClassic Ovals LGClassic Ovals SMProduct DetailsQuickStik Distress Marker Full Set In TubeGlue Dots, 3/8"


High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkVersaMark Inkpad


Good Tuesday morning.  I had such a great time making projects over the three day weekend.  The card I posted today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge and “Love” was the theme. I love the newly released sentiments from the Rubbernecker 2012 Collage Collection. I thought it would be lovely embossed and framed with gold.  Here is what I came up with.KC Love 1 left

I stamped the sentiment on vanilla cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut the frame using the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die, cut the frame using the Long Classic die, applied versa directly to the frame from the pad and then embossed. I die cut the Memory Box Macarena Corner and punched two EK Success Mini Petunia blossoms, applied versa and embossed.

KC Love 1 center

I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and mounted over the sentiment on the card base, I used Glossy Accents to attach the flourishes and flowers. I think this would be lovely as a wedding or anniversary card.

KC Love 1 right

Thank you for stopping by today.  Check in tomorrow to see my final Color Throwdown guest designer project and to find out who the winner is of the M-Bossabilities folder.

love Romantic RectanglesLong Classic Rectangles LGMemory Box Dies, Macarena BorderRanger - Super Fine 1oz. Embossing Powder, GoldHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkVersaMark Inkpad

Stamps: Rubbernecker 2012 Collage Collection- Love 646-09
Paper: Vanilla
Ink: Versa 
Accessories: Spellbinders  Romantic Rectangles and Long Classic Rectangles, Memory Box  Macarena Corner, EK Success Petunia from the Mini Daisy& Petunia set, Gold Embossing Powder , Mounting Tape, Stylus, Mat, Glossy Accents

Faith Is When

Good Monday morning.  I hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  I have a very simple card to share with you today that put all the focus on the sentiment with a lovely frame and accompanied with three sweet rolled roses.  Have I mentioned that I have gone rolled rose crazy.

KC Faith is When 1 right

I die cut the base for the sentiment, stamped the sentiment with versa and heat embossed using gold powder. I die cut the same shape with lavender cardstock and cut again using a smaller die to create a frame.  I attached the frame to the sentiment layer using mounting tape and then attached it to the main  dotted embossed base layer.

KC Faith Is When 1 center

I die cut one large and two small rolled roses using the My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Rose set. I wanted to add a floral decoration to the card but didn’t want it to overpower the sentiment.  I used the same color cardstock used for the frame for the roses and added a touch of foliage using the Punch Bunch Ash punch and olive cardstock. I attached the floral arrangement to the card using Glossy Accents.

KC Faith is When 1 left

I love the simple elegance of this card.  It highlights an uplifting sentiment with a few roses for a sweet finishing touch.

faith is when Labels ThirteenCuttlebug Emboss A2 - Swiss DotsDie-namics MINI Rolled RosesPunch Bunch Ash Leaf,  LargeRanger - Super Fine 1oz. Embossing Powder, GoldHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderAccents, GlossySizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Stamps: Rubbernecker Faith is When 629-02 from the 2012 Released Sentiment 1 Collection
Paper: White, Lavender Lace, Old Olive
Accessories: My Favorite Things
Mini Rolled Roses  Die Set, Spellbinders Labels Thirteen, Cuttlebug Dotted Embossing Folder, Punch Bunch Ash Leaf  Punch, Gold Embossing Powder , Mounting Tape , Stylus , Mat, Glossy Accents, Glue Dots,  

Belleek Inspired Bitty Blossoms and Blog Candy

Good Sunday morning! I have some blog candy to share with you.  Have you tried the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities?  They are wonderful. I have an extra Garden Delight M-Bossabilities folder to share with one lucky winner.

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All you have to do to qualify to win is leave me a comment on this post by noon on Tuesday, May 29th telling me what your favorite floral punch, die cut or stamped image is. I would be hard pressed to give an overall favorite but for today it’s rolled roses.

I can’t seem to stop using the Belleek Inspired Technique as it creates such a perfect background for my floral projects. Today I tried my hand at creating roses with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms set.  I brayered the embossing folder with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, inserted the white cardstock in the folder and ran through my Big Shot. What an easy task this is to accomplish the gorgeous background you see on my project.

KC Spellbinber Bitty Blossoms 1 right

I die cut the Floral Oval and then die cut again with a Classic oval die,  I applied mounting tape on the back of the frame and attached to the card base.  I die cut one large Bitty Blossoms flower and two small ones to create my floral spray.  I lightly sponged  ink on the edges of the flowers with Spun Sugar Distress Ink before I rolled them around the nose of my pliers. When the flowers were secure in place I used the pliers to turn back the petals of the flowers and then lightly sponged on Adirondack Shell Pink to add a darker pink edge to the petals. I die cut several  pieces of foliage using light green cardstock, distressed using a stylus and mat and sponged on Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.KC Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms 1 center

I arranged my foliage and attached to the card base and frame using Glossy Accents. I attached the three roses and then arranged a few sprigs of the branch punch around the roses to soften. I think these rolled roses are gorgeous and look so life like.

KC Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms 1 left

Thanks for stopping in today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite flower accessories for a chance to win the M-Bossabilities Garden Delight folder.  You have until noon on Tuesday, May 29th to leave your comment.  The winner will be selected by and I will announce the winner on my blog post Wednesday. 

Bitty BlossomsMysticFloral OvalsFoliageClassic Ovals LGMartha Stewart Medium PunchSpeedball, 4ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"Distress Ink Pad, Spun SugarGlue Dots, 3/8Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkConcave Round Nose PliersInk Blending Tool

Adirondack Dye Ink Pad, Shell Pink

Paper: White, Spring Moss
Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Adirondack Shell Pink
Spellbinders Mystic M-Bossabilities Folder, Foliage and Floral Ovals Dies, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Needle Nose Pliers, Glue Dots, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Stylus, Mat, Brayer, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool