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March 2016

Stamp, Ink, Paper Guest Designer Week 3

Hello and welcome back! I'm here for my next week as a guest designer over at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Site! This week is a sketch challenge.

SIP 39 Sketch Challenge

I used a couple different stamp sets, Honeycomb Happiness and Timeless Textures, and I also used my favorite Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. Two are items that are free during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration, so get them while you can!

Friendship Card using the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Memories in the Making...and Cards...and Gifts!

How do you record your memories? Do you use and love Project Life by Stampin’ Up? I’ve been making scrapbook pages and Project Life albums for a few years now. I have to say that using Project Life makes the whole process easier. I can start with pockets sized for my pictures, coordinating cards and accessories and so many of the creative decisions are already made. I love the variety of kits that Stampin’ Up! creates every year, and the Project Life Memories in the Making Photopolymer Bundle from the Occasions catalog is no exception.

Memories in the Making...and Cards...and Gifts! Using PLxSU for all your crafty needs by Marisa Gunn.

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OSAT Blog Hop - Spring Has Sprung

Hello, and welcome back! I'm here today with the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop, and this month our theme is "Spring Has Sprung"! I'm so ready for spring. Today was a nice, warm day, so I know it's on its way now. I pulled out a new flower set, Helping Me Grow Stamp Set, and a great greetings set, Suite Sayings, that has a really pretty Easter sentiment.

Easter card and treat bag using the Helping Me Grow and Suite Sayings stamp sets from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn for the OSAT March 2016 Blog Hop.

OSAT buttons-002

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Wow, I Love the Sunburst Thinlit Die!

Hello there, and welcome back! I'm popping in today to share a card using the Sunburst Thinlit Die and the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set. I spritzed a piece of Shimmer White Cardstock with Daffodil Delight ink and alcohol mixed, and then I spritzed the middle of the piece with some Calypso Coral ink and alcohol. Next, I die cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock using the Sunburst Thinlit Die, and adhered that over the spritzed piece. Next, I die cut a piece of Whisper White Cardsock. I stamped the little pattern stamp in Versamark and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I adhered that over the vellum, but slightly to the side of it. You can just see the nice shine that comes from embossing in clear on white cardstock. It's like fancy patterned paper!

Friendship card using the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set and the Sunburst Thinlits Die from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn.

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Stamp, Ink, Paper Guest Designer Week 2

Hello, and welcome back! It's Tuesday, and I'm here to share another design for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #38 as a Guest Designer! This week is a lovely color challenge to get us ready for Spring. Even though we have had a pretty mild winter here in Chicagoland, I'm still ready for Spring to officially arrive.

Wedding wishes card using the Rose Wonder stamps and dies from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn.

Click on the logo below to visit the site and view all of the colorful projects!

SIP 38 Color Challenge

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Playing along with Global Design Project #025

Hello and welcome back! I'm jumping in tonight to share a quick card using the Global Design Project #25 Color Challenge. I can't seem to stop making cards with the Sunburst Thinlits Die and the Sunburst Sayings Clear Mount Stamp Set! So, here is another one, and I have more to share over the next couple of weeks.

Encouragement card using Sunburst Sayings Clear-Mount Stamps and Sunburst Thinlit from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Memory Keeping

Hello and welcome back to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find our Pinterest board here. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I just know you loved her project as much as I did.

This week we decided to focus on all forms of memory keeping including Project Life, traditional Scrapbooking, mini albums, etc. Friday, March 4th is International Scrapbooking Day, so we knew this would be perfect timing! This is also our "free" week, so we could use products from our box of goodies we received or add to it with anything current. I have been using the Memories in the Making bundle of products lately, so I made another 2 pages of Project Life using those products.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

 

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Stamp, Ink, Paper Guest Designer Week 1

Hello and welcome back! This month I'm joining the talented designers over at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Blog as a guest designer for their weekly challenges.

SIP 37 Challenge

For this challenge, I pulled out the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set, and got to work. I stamped the ice cream cone on cork, and trimmed it out. Then, I stamped the ice cream portion on three different colors of felt, and trimmed them out as well.

Encouragement cards using the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set from Stampin' Up! and natural elements of felt and cork for the Stamp, Ink, Paper #37 Challenge by Marisa Gunn.

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