Happy Monday! When you travel, do you ever count on something to be available for you, only to get there and find out that it is not? Well, it happened to me this weekend. Friday morning, Hubby and I joined a group of friends and their children (there was a total of 16 of us) in Tahoe to take advantage of the perfect ski season we've been having here in California. I packed up my laptop with all my saved photos and files to be able to update my blog every night while we stayed there. We get there, AMAZING house by the way, and come to find out that there is no internet connection...thus my absence and lack of posting since Thursday.
My apologies for the unexpected break, but I do have some items to share with you today. I decided to combine next week's Sew Easy Sunday projects with yesterday's project, so I will be posting them together on March 21; however, I do have my Seasonal Saturday project to share with you. I do want to start off with my Inspiration Monday card, so here we go.
On the 15th of every month, the current Splitcoastampers stampers design team (Dirty Dozen) reveal a gallery that is created around a central theme. This gallery is available to all those who are Fan Club members. This month, I was honored to be asked to create a card for it. The theme is All Creatures Great and Small. Here's what I came up with, Some Bunny Loves You.
A group of Dirty Dozen Alumni were asked to make a card for this month's gallery for Susan Lilies who recently received some life changing news. I was going to make a card for her anyway, but it's also great to be able to showcase it over at Splitcoaststampers. Please visit her blog for all the details and keep her and her family in your prayers.
The card I created for her pretty much says it all. Susan is an amazing artist with a wonderful sense of humor and thought she would get a kick out of this one. I'm using Gina K. Designs' Just so Hoppy! designed by Melanie Muenchinger. The base of the card as well as piece of My Mind's Eye pattern paper I cut out using Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle Bigz Die. I ran the card front through the Big Shot with the Textured Impressions' Perfect Polka Dots and attached half of the pattern paper to the card front. I tied a piece of satin ribbon into a bow, adhered it to the card front, and finished it off with a flower in the middle.
I stamped the bunny, basket of flowers, and sentiment on scrap piece of paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I punched out the sentiment with the Modern Label punch, added some dashes around the edge along with some ink; some halfback pearls on each end; and attached it to the card front with some dimensionals. To the bunny I added some Sparkly Fluff (cotton candy pink) to the ears and nose; Colored the basket with Copics and cut them both out. I attached the bunny and basket to the card front with dimensionals as well.
Stamps: Gina K. Designs: Just So Hoppy
Paper: Pure Luxury Vanilla Card Stock; My Mind's Eye BeLoved
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Accessories: Big Shot; Bigz Scallop Circle die; Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots; Cotton Candy Pink Sparkly Fluff; Satin Ribbon; Sparkly Fluff; Halfback Pearls
The Seasonal Saturday I planned to past this past Saturday is this one, Seasonal Saturday: Spellbinders Bunny.
I designed it using Spellbinders Borderabilities Jumbo Scalloped Border Petites, the larger die from the set as shown here.
The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Abbey Road designer paper and the fluff I used is called Sugar Sparkly Fluff. I thought the best way to show you how I put it together was by putting together a step-by-step video, so here you go and enjoy!
These little bunnies would be great to add to a bag, a box, a scrapbook page, or even a card...so many fun things you can add her to...hope you have fun putting them together!
The last project I'd like to share with you is actually for a tutorial I put together over at the Hybrid Chick blog. I wanted to design a vintage style bookmark with out all the bulk and was able to achieve that with digital images and finished it off with a sentiment from Gina K. Designs Hand-in-Hand stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger. Here's what my bookmark looks like:
As I mentioned above, you can find the step-by-step tutorial over at the Hybrid Chic blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by and check back tomorrow for my Double Take Tuesday card!