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Lots of Lavender for Sale-a-Bration

It's Sale-a-Bration time.  Lots of Lavender is one of the free choices with a $50 dollar puchase.  This is a great set.  It has stamps to color in the main design, but to me it screams, "Use the new Blends!"

Lots of Lavender Luv 2 Create

I also used one of the new products from the Occasions catalog, the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

Start with a Rich Razzleberry card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The Old Olive layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Use the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on page 201 of the Annual catalog.  The shimmery paste is just beautiful.  Place the mask over the Old Olive paper.  Use the Palette Knives to spread a thin layer over the mask.  I was not that careful to get the corners of the paper.  Be sure to wash off the mask and knife quickly so the paste does not dry on them.  Close the lid to the paste when not in use.  The paste does dry quickly.

Use the Layering Ovals to cut the olive paper.  I wanted to make an eclipse look so I cut 2 ovals one inside the other.  Lay the oval ring down inside the hole made.  Make sure that you line up the pattern so that it is continuous.  Adhere the inside oval.  Use the Foam Adhesive Strips around the oval ring and then put it back in place.

Lots of Lavender side view

Stamp the large flower bunch and 2 of the smaller flowers on Shimmery White Card Stock.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Color these in using the light and dark Rich Razzleberry Blends and the light and dark Old Olive Blends.  Use the dark Pink Pirouette for the bow.  Yes, you do have to fussy cut these!  Don't make it so hard.  Leave white paper showing all around.  Use Fast Fuse to put down the smaller flowers.  I used bits of the foam adhesive to add the large piece.  I wanted it to be the same height as the oval.

The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  Stamp it in Rich Razzleberry on a shimmery white scrap and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

Lots of Lavender card

At first, I felt like the card was a little too busy.  It has grown on me.  What do you think?  I wish you could see just how shimmery that paste really is.  In fact, I did add some Wink of Stella to the largest flower piece.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I enjoy sharing my creations with you.  I hope you will come back!

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop is Spreading Some Love

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are spreading the love around the world!  Now you know we all need a little of that!  We need a lot of that!

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My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I'm from North Carolina in the United States.  I'm so happy you have joined us on the hop.  I know you'll get lots of great ideas to share the love.

Sure Do Love You Bunny

I am using two new stamp sets from the Occasions catalog, Sure Do Love You and Sweet Little Something.  I'm going to be a grandmother for the first time coming in April.  I thought I needed that bunny.

For this card, begin with a base of Real Red measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The Early Espresso layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

Stamp the hearts from Sure Do Love You randomly on the white layer in Real Red.  There are 3 different hearts.  I used them all.  

The patterned heart uses the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  The largest curvy heart from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits Dies was used to cut it.

Those bunnies are so cute, but it is a three step stamp.  I do have the Stamperatus and I used it for the bunny.  I won't kid you.  It was hard to line up all of the layers.  Thank goodness I could use 3 of the plate surfaces.  If you don't have the Stamperatus, you will want it!  If you get these layers all set up for the bunny, you will want to make lots of them before you put them away.  That's what I did so my bunnies were already made!  Use Crumb Cake for the almost solid stamp, Soft Suede for the middle one, and Early Espresso for the most detailed stamp.  You do have to fussy cut the bunnies.  Check out the card I made earlier here.  Be sure you come back!

The 1/8 inch Real Red Ribbon from the Holiday catalog is carried over.  This is what I used for the bows for the bunnies.

The sign is from the Sure Do Love You stamp set.  Cut it out with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  Use dimensionals to attach it.

Sure Do Love You inside

The inside of the card is all part of the Sure Do Love You bundle.  The little hearts were stamped on scrap paper, cut out and attached inside the card.  I did this because I already had them made.  You can certainly stamp them right of the paper.  Again, I used the Stamperatus to make sure that the large heart and the sentiment would be correctly placed.

Sure Do Love You and Sweet Little Something

This is a cute little card.  Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  You don't want to miss the rest of the great "love" projects.  Please continue on the hop.



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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #493 Amazing You

Hello to you!  It's Thursday and we all know that's it's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.  We are using Marina Mist, Old Olive, and Calypso Coral.


I'm still basking in the glory of new stuff!  The Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure have so many beautiful new items.  I don't know if this happens to you, but I just keep ordering.  I see a creation on Facebook or Pinterest, and I must make it!  Let's see what you think about this card.

CCMC#493 Jo Anne Hewins

Those flowers are from the FREE Sale-a-Bration set called Amazing You.  It's available with a purchase of $50.

Begin with a card base of Marina Mist measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

The Calypso Coral patterned paper is from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you love bling, this paper is for you!  I, however, chose a side without the shiny.  This paper is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The thin strip of paper is also from the Sweet Soiree pack.  This piece does have the shiny part!  It's cut at 1/4 x 4 1/2.  The leaves for this project are from the same paper.  I used the Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies for this.  Cut three.

The flowers are stamped on Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Memento Black ink six times.  It takes 2 for each flower.  I used the color in the lid of my Marina Mist pad and an Aqua Painter to paint these.  Fussy cut 3 of the flowers with all the petals and three with the inner petals.  Attach them to each other with a glue dot in the center and Mini Dimensionals around the outer petals.  I used more dimensionals to add the flowers to the card.

Amazing You close up CCMC#493

The sentiment on this card is from Sure Do Love You in the Occasions catalog.  Stamp in Calypso Coral ink and then trim around each word.  Use dimensionals to attach to the card.

It's funny how the color challenges can just throw you for a loop.  At first I look at some and wonder what will I do with this.  The colors grow on me.  This was the case here.  I do like these colors together.

CCMC #493   Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to join us every Thursday for a new challenge.

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I Just Love You

I've been MIA this week.  I had keyboard problems on my laptop and I am technology challenged.  Today I found out that I could have just plugged in another keyboard for a temporary fix.  So I was off to Walmart.  Since my tech guy said just plug it in and showed me where, I felt I should get one with a cord.  They only had one and it was $10.99.  It works.  Meanwhile the keyboard cannot be resurected.  It seems that for the thin, light laptops, the keyboards are fused inside so that screws are not needed.  So, I think a new computer is in my near future.  I'm going for a little more bulk!  Enough said.  I will get through this.

My card for today uses the Petal Palette stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  

Petal Palette and Tutti Frutti DSP

Begin with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

There is a layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock 3 3/4 x 5.

The patterned paper is from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I just love that black and white stripe!

The lattice piece is cut from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies out of Old Olive card stock.  For me, the easiest way to adhere this is to add a dab of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Use part of a Stamping Sponge to spread the glue on the back of the lattice.  Be careful not to move this around on the silicone mat so you don't get glue on the front.

The flowers are stamped in Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color with the Light and Dark Old Olive Blends and the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends.  This stamp is part of the Petal Palette stamp set.  Cut this out with the Petals & More dies.  Adhere the flowers with dimensionals.

The bird is also stamped on Whisper White with Memento Black.  Use the dies to cut it out.  Glue down.

Petal Palette  Tutti Frutti close up

The sentiment is stamped on a 1/2 inch scrap.  I used the Basic Black marker and my Cherry Cobbler marker to color in the words.  I wanted the LOVE to be in cobbler.  I did use my Stamperatus to make sure that the sentiment would be dark wnough.  Notch the ends of the paper.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Petal Palette  Tutti Frutti inside

The inside of the card is all Petal Palette.  The designer paper at the bottom is 3/4 x 5 1/2.  The flower is stamped on white scrap and cut with the thinlit dies.

Petal Palette  Tutti Frutti

The Petal Palette stamp set is wonderful.  There are so many great sayings included!


Thanks so much for reading my blog today.  After several days off, I can say that I really missed writing my posts.  Cross your fingers for technology!  I would love to be your demonstrator.  I actually need your orders and I promise to treat you right!  Let me know if you need any catalogs.  See you next time!


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You're Inspiring and Blends

I remember when I was little that Mom had daffodils growing along a little brick wall.  I loved going out and looking to see the different kinds that she had.  I have a special fondness for daffodils and for irises, too.  When I saw the You're Inspiring stamp set, I knew I had to have it.

You're Inspiring

Begin with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring  five and a half by 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The patterned paper is from the Color Theory Paper Stack in the annual catalog.  The largest layer is 4 x five and one fourth.  The banner measures 2 by five and one half.  Notch with the Triple Banner Punch.

Stamp the daffodils on Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Color using the new Blends in light and dark Old Olive, light and dark Daffodil Delight, and light Calypso Coral.  Cut out with the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.  Cut a scalloped Daffodil Delight oval, too.

You're Inspiring flowers closes

Use the new Whisper White Organza Ribbon from the Occasions catalog to tie a bow across the stems of the daffodils.  Mount the flowers with dimensionals onto the scalloped oval and glue to the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Always Artichoke.  The words are from the You're Inspiring stamp set.  Trim the saying and cut the words apart.  Use dimensionals to adhere to the card.

Add a few Glitter Enamel Dots to the card.

You're Inspiring card insides

Add the smaller group of daffodils inside.  I stamped on Whisper White and colored with the Blends and then trimmed around.  Glue to the card.  I did this because the Blends do bleed through the paper.

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I think we needed a little spring.  I know it's early, but it's really been cold out there!  Springtime in my mind!

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