DARLING DONKEYS

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthdayWhen discussing the free items  offered with Sale-A-Brations this year, someone said to me “What could you use donkey stamps for?”  I’ve seen lots of ideas and decided to offer 2 cards for March Stamp Camp featuring Darling Donkeys – one of the free Sale-a-Bration items offered with a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax).  This card also features the Oh So Ombre DSP which is another free offering.  We used the Brother Scan’nCut to cut out our donkeys and the word “Happy”.  This birthday version of the card is embellished with a balloon floating off a donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a rose between his teeth.

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys St Pats cardThe green St. Patrick’s Day version is very similar but features a shamrock floating of the donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a shamrock between his teeth.  Two cards that are very similar yet different.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the donkeys.  The new blending brush is used to give a blue sky background.  These new brushes are much easier to use than traditional sponges as they are much softer. 

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys SP messagePlease ignore the mysterious blue shadow.  The sentiment layer for our St. Patrick’s Day card says it all and has another donkey kicking its heels in celebration. Note the tiny green bow embellishing the donkey’s neck.  02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthday message

The birthday version simply uses a different message with the same donkey celebrating the occasion. 

We’ve used 2 more items from the Sale-A-Bration offerings – the Darling Donkeys and the Oh So Ombre DSP.  Remember – Sale-a-Brations ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SPRINGTIME JOY

02.19.21 Springtime Joy cardSpringtime Joy was at the top of my Wish List when I received my January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We decided to feature the images on a Z-card. These sweet animals are perfect with a touch of color and springy gingham DSP (designer series paper).  Small pearls embellish the flower crowns the little lamb and bunny are wearing, and a small bow is the perfect topper for the sweet lamb.

02.19.21 Springtime Joy openWhen the card is open, the message appears as well as a panel of embossed Calypso Coral.  The stamp set features both Easter and spring sentiments as well as 2 flowers and a cute Easter basket.

I’m happy to let you know that March Stamp Camp will once again take place in my home.  The Covid-19 infection rate has dropped tremendously.  We will still need to wear masks, keep our hands super clean and wipe down tools before they are used by others.  For eating, the options are to sit in your car with the heat on, or limit eating to occasional bites and chewing with your mask in place.  Sadly, Norb and I have been unable to find vaccinations and we are still super careful. 

March Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday March 4th from 10am – 4pm, Friday March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 4pm.  The cost is the same as last year – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each card over 4.  We have cards for spring, Easter, and even St. Patrick’s Day!  Lots of creative fun and relaxation.  The Blog Posts will all be up on February 20th.  Please let me know shortly after that if you will be coming and which cards you wish to do.  If you are concerned about being with others and would prefer doing your cards in your home, please please please let me know early so I can prepare your kit.  

Don’t forget about the 20% discount and Sale-a-Brations special.  Both end on February 28th.

Stay warm!  Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com 

SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS

02.21.18 Springtime 1On this cheerful card, we have Party Panda helping Sunshine & Rainbows declare springtime smiles.  The watercolor background has been colored with Brusho which is a highly pigmented Watercolor ink crystal. I die cut and adhered 3 layers of white clouds and several single clouds.  The die cut rainbow follows ROYGBIV – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.  Each color spectrum is adhered to a backing to allow for stability.  The panda declares the sentiment and a glimmering sun speaks of warm days to come.  Wink of Stella was brushed on the rainbow and judiciously to the panda.  The art scene was layered onto Pacific Point cs and then onto the Daffodil Delight card.  Voila – instant spring. 

02.21.18 St. Pats 2  Our second sample is the St. Paddy’s version.  Our sentiment changes and a “pot of gold” is found at the end of the rainbow.  You can choose either card. 

A word about Brusho.  As noted above, Brusho is a highly pigmented Watercolor ink crystal. Stampin’ Up sells a box of 5 colors – red, yellow, gamboge, blue and Moss Green.  You can sprinkle the crystals directly on water-washed paper and watch the colors burst!  For this project, I prefer sprinkling the crystals on the dry water color paper and then adding the water.  You can swish the color around with a brush, add more water, add more crystals and even wipe the watercolor paper off with a paper towel to soften the effect.  We will be doing more with Brusho next month but I wanted you to experiment a bit with it this month.

This is the final post for March Stamp Camp.  I hope you can join us on March 1st from 1 pm to 7 pm, March 2nd from 2 pm to 7 pm, or March 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm.  It is helpful if you can let me know which day you might be coming.  For the month of April, our theme will be “friends.”  The dates are April 5, 6, and 7 so mark your calendars now. 

Don’t forget the February 20% discount and the current Sale-A-Brations promotion.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com