Annual Catalog

Canvas Stamping

Sometimes I branch out from making cards and the rare scrapbook page. Every once in a while I get inspired to create a home decor piece.

Breathe Canvas - Center Stage Stamping

For this project, I started with a 4 inch square canvas.  I did a water color wash with Soft Sky ink across the canvas.  Next I stamped the branch and flowers from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  It is difficult to get a full image on the canvas because of the edge of the wood under the canvas, but don’t worry.  Next I went over the stamping with my aqua painter to bleed out the image and get more of a water color look.  I stamped “breathe” in black memento ink and traced over it with a Black Journaling Pen to fill in the gaps on the canvas.  a few Rose Red die cut flowers with Crushed Curry baker’s twine knots.  A bit of Linen Thread wrapped around the canvas finishes it off.  All in all, this project came together really quick.  The most time was waiting for the initial water color wash to dry.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

-Mary

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Hello Baby Bear

I did it!  I survived another Middle School musical production and now I get to enjoy a week free from rehearsals.  My husband, Brett is gone this week.  Stamp-N-Storage is on the road, heading to pop up sales in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.  Let me know if you happen to get to one of these.  Hopefully, in the future I will be able to travel along to some of these.  For now, I’m spending some quality time in my studio.

I realize I have been really focused on products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  They are new and I am having a lot of fun.  I still have a lot to share with you.  But let’s not forget about all of the awesome stuff in the Annual Catalog.  Today’s card shines a spotlight on one of my favorite sets – Pieces and Patterns.  I LOVE the little dinosaur and bear in this set.  I thought the little bear would be great on a baby card, but not your typical baby card.  I decided to go with a non-traditional baby color scheme and used colors from the Coffee Break designer series paper.

Hello baby bear - Center Stage Stamping

I started with an Early Espresso card base and added a panel of Early Espresso that I ran through the Pinewood Planks 3D Textured Embossing Folder. here is a better shot of the texture folder.

Hello baby bear - Center Stage Stamping

Next I punched a 2 1/4″ circle out of thick Whisper White card stock and one out of Coffee Break designer series paper.  Isn’t that chevron pattern so cute! I cut the patterned circle in half and glued it to the bottom of the white circle and added a thin strip of Soft Sky across the circle.  I colored the little bear with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  I love the shading detail you can achieve with these markers.  It is SO easy.  Finished off with the sentiment, a Linen Thread bow and a tiny Pearl that I colored with the Lighter Pool Party Stampin’ Blend, since there isn’t a Soft Sky Blend at this time. (Fingers crossed for next year’s catalog!  What a sweet greeting for a new little someone.

Thanks for stopping by – Happy Stamping!

-Mary

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Copper Celebrate

Well, tonight is the final dress rehearsal for our Middle School production of Mulan Jr.  Followed by a performance for 5th and 6th grades Thursday morning and three public shows Friday through Sunday and it’s a wrap.  Then I move right into auditions for our High School spring play.  Whew.  Thankfully I have some projects finished ahead of time that I can share with you.  Like this one.

 

Amazing You Stampin' Up! - Center Stage Stamping

Today’s card features some fun products.  The Amazing You stamp set and coordinating Celebrate You Thinlit dies available in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure; Shimmery White Embossing Paste in the Occasions catalog; Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Foil Sheets, Wood Textures and Fresh Florals designer series papers, and the Pattern Party Decorative Mask in the Annual Catalog.  The Embossing Paste adds some great texture to the card. It is very glittery, the photo doesn’t do it justice.  The flower image is stamped in Early Espresso Ink on the Wood Texture dsp.  The hint of Powder Pink dsp is a supports the copper sentiment nicely.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

-Mary

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