Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome to
  Tour #6
  Stop #21

Welcome to the May Blog Tour.

  Nursery Necessities is the stamp set that I chose to showcase for my stop on the tour.  This is a new set to me and, best of all, it was FREE!  I received it for my Sale-A-Bration rewards.  So, I had lots of fun playing with it.  My first card utilizes Parisian Breeze textured DSP.  This designer
 paper is so pretty.  The picture really doesn't do it justice!  

Stamps:  Nursery Necessities
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:  Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  Hodgepodge Hardware, Large Star pun
ch, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" square punches

Card Number two uses some textured DSP again, this time it is Sweet Slumber.  Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers have some absolutely gorgeous designs!

Stamps:  Nursery Necessities
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Real Red
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber DSP
Accessories:  Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron brads, large and small star punches

My third card showcasing this adorable 12-piece set was inspired by Jan Tinklenberg.  
I really love how this card came out and I think the colors are all just stunning when put together!  Again, I used the Sweet Slumber DSP.  The water under the boat was made by not so uniformly using the 3/4" circle punch (half of it).  I just put two layers of it and sponged the edges to give more depth.

Stamps:  Nursery Necessities
Ink:  Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber DSP
Accessories:  Ridinghood Red taffeta ribbo
n, Word Window punch, 3/4" circle punch, Button Latte, Button Bouquet, natural hemp

Well, since all three of my cards seemed to be more on the masculine side, I felt like I needed something a little feminine to balance things out.
  So, I 
made a double spread scrapbook layout using textured Pink Pirouette 12x12 paper.  I know this is a horrible picture, but I wanted one of the two pages together as well as individually.  

The designer paper used in this set is, again, from Sweet Slumber DSP and most of my images were cut out and then adhered to give some dimension. 
 There is room for plenty of pictures as well as journaling.  The "beautiful" stamp comes from Beautiful Baby.

Stamps:  Nursery Necessities, Beautiful Baby
Ink:  Craft White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock:  Sweet Slumber DSP, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, large star punch, Button Latte, natural hemp, scallop circle punch, word Window punch, scallop envelope die, Big Shot

This is the first blog tour I have participated in.  It really was a lot of fun.  My hat is off to all of the organized women behind this tour!  I hope you enjoyed my creations.  Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to bookmark me because the links will disappear at midnight on May 16th.  And, please leave a comment to let me know how you liked my blog!


KJ said...

I love what you did with this stamp set! Your cards are beautiful and I love all the dimension to them! I am so CASE'ing them!!

Marti Crapo said...

I ditto KJ! I especially love the boat - so unique. There are lots of great things to look at on your blog.

elaine said...

I love the cards and layout. The water looks so much better punched like you did it than it would have if it were more uniform. Who ever saw uniform water???

One tip, just put your 2 page layout on the floor to take the picture. All my blog followers know what my kitchen linoleum looks like!

njburk said...

This is such a cute set-can't believe I don't own it --YET!--
Great projects--TFS, Nola

Tiffany Bauer said...

These are such cute projects!!! I really love the sailboat card!!! I am sooooo casing that one and probably the others too!!!

sandi said...

I love all your projects, but that rock-i-by baby card is the BomB!! Love it.

Kelly said...

I never got this set because my kids are too old for it, but now I see all the great things I can do with it. Yet another item for my wish list.

Teri said...

Love this set. Great job! Thanks for sharing

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow, Stephanie... just when I decided that I loved the sailboat card, you come up with some great scrapbook pages too! Can't wait to see what you share tomorrow on our tour!

Roxie said...

Love your work! I have a friend how is expecting and you have given me some great ideas for a gift.

Liz said...

Love those pages!!!

Dawn Dickinson said...

Great work - really like everything!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Beautiful the page and envie for a lock of hair....fab!

Kate Cecil said...

I love these baby themed cards! this set is a big fave among my friends. Thanks for the cute ideas!!

Tami said...

Love these so I had to add you to my favorites! I think I'll be visiting very often...

Jans Stamping Jems said...

Adorable and then some. I love the 3rd one. So special, also the scrap book page. Gret job. Thanks for sharing.

Julie A. said...

Hello Stephanie! Congrats on your first tour! I'm so glad you joined, because I'm loving your work! The cards are awesome! I'm definitely subscribing to this feed:)

Lucia said...

Stephanie: These are so wonderful! I love everything, but the colors in the scrapbook pages are a great combination. Thanks for your contributions to the tour.

Heather Wright-Porto said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that little sailboat card!!!! Wow!

Margaret R said...

Your cards and SB page are wonderful! Beautiful job! TFS!

Blythe Klipple said...

Stephanie, I love your color combos and layouts for everything you presented. Great job!!!! ~Blythe

Ilse Vargas said...

The cards and the pages are beautiful. Very nice!!