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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #231-Daisy Delight

#231

Hi Stampers,

Here it is Thursday already!!! And time for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. As you know sketch challenges are my fav. I just turned the sketch and this is what I came up with.  I was going to use some of my soon to be retiring stamps but NAH!!! who am I kidding!! There are new toys in the house and I went with it!!!

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The only stamping is in the inside!! I just love the new Daisy Delight Bundle-Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Daisy Delight Stamp Set, Faceted Gems, 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon Daffodil Delight and I used the new Happy Birthday thinlit.

I hope you check out the rest of the STARS:


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #230-Gifts from the Garden-free pdf!!!

#230

Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge!! This week we are focusing on retiring stamp sets. Yup, you know the drill, the ones that are walking the stamping plank. The retiring stamp sets will continue to be made through May 22. After that, it is solely as supplies last. So, be sure to place your order today!!!!

Because of upcoming Mother's Day, I chose to use the retiring stamp set Gifts from the Garden and Greatest Greetings. I made little flower pot holders. You can either put a pellet refill in the bottom and roll up a seed packet OR you can buy a little succulent plant. You can also make your own with the Oh So Succulent bundle. The greeting from Greatest Greeting is perfect for these!! You grow girl!!!

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Here is the tutorial:

Download Flower Pot holder

 




 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #229-Cool Treats

#229

Hi Stampers,

I can finally participate in this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge!! Yippee!!! It feels great to be feeling great and able to create. It sure is my therapy. This week it is a Home Sweet Home challenge. With the nicer weather, who doesn't think of ice cream? LOL

This was my first time playing with my Cool Treats Bundle. I can see I will be reaching for this set ALOT!!! 

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And, yes, I pressed the stamp too hard on the inside!! DRATS!! I hate that when it happens!! and wouldn't you know it--it was last thing I did to the card. Oh well, nobody calls me Mrs. Hallmark for a reason. wink

 

 

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #226-Easter Egg Basket

#226

Hi Stampers,

This week at DOStamper Stars we are having a product spotlight of any Stampin' Up! bundle. I chose the soon to be retiring Basket Builder. It is at a discounted price right now--half off!!! Get yours today!!!

Okay....back to my post (sorry I get carried away at sales). I saw this cute card on Facebook and she was so kind to send me the directions. I would give you her blog information but she doesn't have one although she should!!! But, thank you Lizzie!!!

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And, it even folds flat for mailing just like the popular box cards!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #225-Double Ribbon

#225

Hi Stampers,

Back today with a DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We have a home sweet home challenge. The pic reminds me of Spring that is coming---oh, wait-I live in Michigan and we are under a Winter Weather Advisory!!!! LOL Snow forecast for today and tomorrow and then 60-70 degree weather this weekend!!! Crazy!!!!

I used a cute little trick I learned from my awesome upline Dawn Olchefske. You use a 1/2" circle punch and then thread your ribbon through it.

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Inside of the card:

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I tried it first with some thinner ribbon but my hole showed through. So I used some retired ribbon which was thicker. It definitely seemed to work better. I hope you will give this a try!!!

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DOStamper Create and Play

 

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Hi Stampers,

My upline, Dawn Olchefske, is so great!!! She sent all of her team members in the mail little kits to put together. She called them Create and Play. WOW!!! is all I can say. So, so many ideas and inspiration out of the same kit. No two are alike.

Here is mine:

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Check it out here: DOStamping Create and Play

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration #dostamping

Sale-a-Bration ends today, March 31st

If you'd be interest in joining my team, you can get in on fun perks like this one.  You can join anytime.  However, today is the last day to get ANY TWO FREE STAMP SETS when you purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit (choose $125 in product, plus the 2 free stamp sets, plus free shipping!).   I'd love to welcome you to my awesome  team!

 

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #223-My Hero

#223

Hi Stampers,

This week's challenge is a sketch pad. I was making this sketch WAY to hard. I left the table and came back and VOILA!!! I stress myself out for no reason. LOL I can't wait to see what the other STARS came up with!!

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I love the bright colors I used. Who doesn't like bright colors for Easter eggs? My Hero stamp set is perfect for the holidays. It is a very versatile set. Also, to make the eggs I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch and just cut the tail of the balloon off after I punched.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: My Hero

Ink: Melon Mambo

Paper: Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Framelits, paper trimmer, Melon Mambo ribbon, dimensionals, SNAIL, rhinestones, Balloon Bouquet Punch, glue dots

 

 

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #222-Black Magic

#222

Hi Stampers,

This week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge we have a product spotlight using Watercolor Pencils. If you have them, you know how great they color. They are smooth as silk. A few weeks back my upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted some cards on her blog utilizing the Black Magic Technique. This is such a cool technique and has been around for a long time but I have never tried it until now. All you do is stamp in White Craft Ink (let it dry naturally) or use your heat gun as it does take a little bit for it to dry on Basic Black or any other dark cardstock. Then you just color and highlight with the chalk marker (if you want). For those that like the ever popular adult coloring books this would be great for you to make your own!!!

I used the Melon Mambo watercolor pencil. Then I just cut freehand around the flowers.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder, Garden in Bloom

Ink: White craft ink

Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Accessories: White doilies, white baker's twine, SNAIL, dimensionals, Big Shot, scissors, rhinestones, Rose Garden thinlits

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #221-Cookie Cutter Easter

#221

Hi Stampers,

We are having a Home Sweet Home challenge. The chocolate looks great doesn't it? My eyes were on the peeps. Growing up, I got these suckers every year in my Easter basket and every year I complained I didn't like them!!! LOL Anyways, I guess they kind of reminded me of my childhood so that is where the inspiration came from. HOWEVER, I do not own the Basket Bunch in the Occasions catalog. (I know, shocker, right?) So I got creative and created my "own" peeps out of the Cookie Cutter punch. All you do is punch whatever color you want and trim the sides off with scissors. Easy, peasy!!! I dipped the end of my stylus in Basic Black ink for the eyes and nose. Doesn't get much easier than that!!!

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I removed 2-1/4" from the top of the card.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Labeler Alphabet, Cookie Cutter Christmas

Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Curry

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Punch, scissors, dimensionals, fringe scissors, SNAIL

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #220-Celebrate!!!

#220

Hi Stampers,

Back with another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #220. We are now into the month of March (how did that happen?) and the last month of Sale-A-bration!!! Remember you get to pick an item from the Saleabration choices when your order placed is more than $50 or more (before shipping/handling).

If the colors look familiar for this week's challenge, they are the colors that are highlighted in the gorgeous Falling In Love DSP. I have a couple of weddings this summer and what an appropriate name of a suite to use for them -- Falling In Love!!! I now have one card out of the way, way ahead of schedule!!! LOL I don't know about you but I just love shabby chic. For some people this design comes so easy but for others (like me) I REALLY have to try. The pics really don't do justice in my opinion. It really turned out quite soft and just plain pretty. I just got the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and love how they deboss. I also used some of my Blushing Bride sequin trim and the new delicate lace doilies. I also sponged Soft Sky with a sponge over the debossing to highlight it a little more.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Falling For You

Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Black

Paper: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Lace Doilies, Blushing Bride sequin trim, Very Vanilla lace trim, paper trimmer, glue dots, dimensionals, SNAIL, Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders