MSS June/July Release: Day 2

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Welcome back to Day 2 of Market Street Stamps' June/July Release!  Today we're showing off a trio of woodland beauties, including Woodland, Life is Beautiful, and Grow.  And y'all, I just couldn't put them down!  So, grab a glass of your favorite beverage and a big bowl of M&Ms, and settle in for the ride, because I've got three creations to share with you all.  Let's jump right in!

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I started this card by stamping the yellow, polka dot, patterned paper, in Summer Sun ink, with the honeycomb background and, in Basic Black ink, with a trio of partial doily images, as well as the "BE YOU" sentiment from Life is Beautiful, before framing it with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges.

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I then stamped the leafy branches, from Woodland, in Old Olive ink, end to end, on a strip of ink distressed, Whisper White cardstock; trimmed it, down its left side, with a punched strip of black, floral, patterned paper; machine stitched, with black-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between their connections; and adhered it, vertically and flush with the top and bottom edges of the Basic Black, cardstock frame, near the left edge of the prepped piece, just to the left of the stamped doilies.

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The right side of the stamped, leafy strip was embellished with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied, in a dressy bow, near the top edge of the prepped piece and dressed up with a duet of white cord bows, as well as an olive, resin flower.

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Before the entire piece was adhered, with foam tape, to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face, a trio of pearls completed the look.

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That's one down and two more to go, folks!  So, let's keep right on plugging away.
I started this card by stamping the sun, from Life is Beautiful and which was later glittered and embellished with clear gemstones, in Summer Sun ink, in the top left corner of a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
I then stamped the branch, from Woodland, in Jet Black ink, just to the sun's bottom right; colored it in with Lucky Limeade and Chocolate Chip inks; and topped it with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock, bird from Woodland.  The bird was colored in with Ballet Blue and Pumpkin Pie inks and a blender pen; hand cut out; and adhered, with foam tape, in its respective location.
Finally, I adhered a strip of green, floral, patterned paper, which I had punched across its top edge and stamped, across its bottom center, in Basic Black ink, with the "you are my sunshine" sentiment from Life is Beautiful.  The punched scraps were then tucked in behind its top edges, just to add dimension, before machine stitching, with double, blue-threaded, straight stitches, around the prepped piece's edges and adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
The deer, from Woodland, was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock; colored in with Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, & Pink Pirouette inks and a blender pen; hand cut out; and tucked in, with foam tape, between the two, grassy layers.  A trio of button blossoms, laced with white string, complete the look.
Got time for one more?  I absolutely LOVE that the size of these stamps lend themselves beautifully to not only cards, but also layouts.  Woohoo!
I started this layout by adhering a piece of yellow, sun, patterned paper across both sides of the green, wavy, patterned, paper, base pages and machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around their edges.  A couple of punched, turquoise, chevron, patterned, paper strips were then adhered across both sides and just below what would be the photo mat.
I then stamped the outside bottom edges of both sides of the Whisper White, cardstock, photo mat, in Jet Black ink, with the large, floral images from Grow and colored them in with Lucky Limeade, Garden Green, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie inks and a blender pen, before anchoring the whole thing, across both sides of the layout, with more of those black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
After adhering my photographs, I turned my attention to the left side of the layout...
where I tucked a stamped, in Basic Black ink, with the notepad background, and ink distressed, Very Vanilla, cardstock, journaling card under the top edge of the far right photograph.  It was then anchored with a simple paper clip and used to journal, in Basic Black, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, and Lucky Limeade inks, On Saturday, we explored the beauty of the Fontenelle Forest.  It was so peaceful and still, other than the time we spent in the forest playscape, climbing, playing music, and just being outdoors.  I could've visited every day of my life and enjoyed every moment of it.  Before leaving for a picnic lunch, we grabbed a couple birthday presents, for family members, in the gift shop.  July 25, 2009.
I wrapped the top of the photograph under the journaling card with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "Life is Beautiful" subtitle, from Life is Beautiful, strip of vellum.
A couple pamphlets, from our trip to the forest itself and which tuck neatly behind a pocket I made with the photographs, but also allow us to flip through them, at a later date, if we so choose to, serve as my "ReDiscover & ReConnect Fontenelle Forest Nature Center" title.
Finally, I stamped the flowers, from Life is Beautiful, in Tempting Turquoise and Real Red inks, and the leaves, again from Life is Beautiful, in Lucky Limeade ink, on Whisper White cardstock; hand cut and punched them all out; adhered them, in their respective cluster positions, some flat and others with foam tape; and dressed them up with a couple of hemp twine bows...
before turning my attention to the right side of the layout...
which, too, received a flower cluster, created in the same way as above.
Above that cluster, I stamped the "live simple" subtitle, from Woodland, vertically, in Basic Black ink.
A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum, and hand cut out "i {heart} nature" frame, from Woodland, picks my son out of one of the trails in the forest.
Last, but certainly not least, and at the risk of cluttering the design, I couldn't help adding a trio of owls, again from Woodland, in the top right corner, just above my photographs.  They were stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; colored in with Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, and Soft Suede inks and a blender pen; hand cut out; and adhered, in their horizontal row, with foam tape.
That's the long and short of it, y'all!  I've got one more card, using yet another, new, stamp set, for y'all, tomorrow.  Then, on Thursday, you'll get to see all seven of this round's releases in their entirety.  Yippeee!
Please be sure to stop by the Market Street Stamps Blog, if you haven't done so already, as well as the rest of the girls' blogs to see what all they've cooked up with today's release goodies.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed evening!

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{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Life is Beautiful - "BE YOU", Woodland - leafy branch, Honeycomb, & doily (MSS) Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, & Basic Black (SU); black floral (Jenni Bowlin); yellow polka dot (Crate Paper) Ink: Summer Sun, Old Olive, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); white cord (craft supply store); pearls (Zva Creative); olive resin flower (Kaisercraft); Scalloped punch (SU)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Life is Beautiful - sun & "you are my sunshine" & Woodland - branch, bird, & deer (MSS) Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White (SU); lime leafy (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Summer Sun, & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); button blossoms & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Grass punch (Fiskars); white string (Hobby Lobby); gemstones (Paper Studio)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Life is Beautiful - flowers, leaves, & "Life is Beautiful", Woodland - owls, "i {heart} nature" frame, & "live simple", Grow - large floral image, & Vintage Notepad (MSS) Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, green wavy, & turquoise chevron (SU); yellow sun (Cosmo Cricket); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Garden Green, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, & Cajun Craze (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Scalloped Scallop punch (EK Success); 1-3/8" Circle punch (SU); paper clip (office supply store); hemp twine (May Arts); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies)


Lisa Elton said...

I love everything as ALWAYS Jinny, but the first card has me swooning! Every compoment works perfectly together and the little resin flower in your pretty bow is darling!

Annie Rose said...

Oh my gorgeous cards! What happy mail they would be. Great job! :)

Annie Rose

Miriam Prantner said...

Jinny, these projects are fantastic! Wow wow wow! Love the range! The cards are so sweet, especially that second one. Love the little flower buttons and the colored images and the bling on the sun. But the layout! LOVE LOVE LOVE! So fantastic!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Love your cards =)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!!

Angelica - Market Street Stamps said...

Jinny I don't even know where to begin! These projects are just all so amazing! The first card is just so elegant, yet still comfortable. The honeycomb stamp over it was so clever!!

Your second card just makes me plain happy. Between the cheery colors and the happy little sun, this is just awesome. And the stitching around the sides makes this look like something in a gift shop. For reals!

The layout - WOW. oh my gosh. You amaze me, and this double lo is no exception. You are a creative force, I LOVE seeing what you create!

DoBea A. said...

That first card is total swoon worthy!! The coloring on the second card is perfect, and use of the stamps on the layout are inspiring!!! So glad to be able to call you teammate!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the bright vibrant colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the sun on your second card!!!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

These are all great projects, bu my favorite is the animal acene card. I like the whimsy in it. Blessings!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what great projects..this stamp set is so versatile.