Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dostamper Star 071 - Happy Day

Greetings,

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Oh, the sight and idea of a summer night seems so far away! It has been a long, brutal, and difficult winter. I have decided that I broke up with winter, but it keeps on coming back! However, DoStamper challenge this week gave me the chance to think of a summer night. The colors are beautiful and it was easy to add the stamp set Happy Day to go with the project. The Apothecary Accents added a special touch to the project. Do you like it? Thanks for visiting today. Look forward to your next visit.

Happy Stamping,

Miriam Castanho Bollinger


Ingredients: (click on any of them to see it at my online store)

Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Crazy, Eastern Elegance

Ink: Cajun Crazy, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana

Stamp: Happy Day

Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Candy Dot, Chevron Ribbon, 7/8" Scallop Circle

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paper Players 184 - Petals Parade

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Can anyone get enough of the Sweet Sorbet DSP? I am unable to stop using it and loving it each time. Today I put it to work with The Paper Players challenge, and combined it with the Petals Parade, both items you can get for free during Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration.  The sentiment is from Morning Meadow - another favorite - which was cut using the Word Window. Did you like it? Will you share some love? Thanks for visiting today and please come again.

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Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Check out the Ingredients for this project. You can view any of the products on my online store, by simply clicking on any of them.

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Naturals White, Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso

Stamp: Petals Parade, Morning Meadow

Accessories: Word Window

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DD 91 & US 245 - Backyard Basics

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The world of challenges out there sure enriches us. Today I am entering my card at two wonderful challenges: Dynamic Duos and Unscripted Sketches. This card was simple to put together. For the Wild Wasabi layer I used the new Hardwood background stamp, which I totally love it. The butterfly is from Backyard Basics stamp set and framelits, to circle punches and this card was together. I hope you like it and will come back soon. Take care

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Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Naturals Vanilla

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso

Stamp: Backyard Basics, Loving Thoughts, Hardwood

Accessories: Big Shot, Backyard Basics, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch


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Monday, February 24, 2014

Wine Bottle Tag - RetroSketch 103

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Giving a bottle of wine can be difficult on itself, then you have to find an ideal packaging. Well, how about a wine bottle tag? I love the idea of dressing up a bottle of wine without wrapping it up. So, today's project will give you plenty of ideas for future gift giving. I prepared it decided to enter it at the Retro Sketch Challenge It is a nice touch and be easily put together. A video tutorial is available for you, just scroll down! For today's project I use the Simple Stems stamp set, Banners framelit, and Apothecary Accents. Do you like it? Share your thoughts with me. Thanks for visiting today and do come back again!

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Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP

Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Stamp: Simple Stems, Itty Bitty Banners

Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Chalk Talk, Secret Garden, Bitty Banners, Banner Collection Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone, Dimensionals 

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pals Paper Art 192 & ColourQ 229 - Flower Shop

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I am not sure about the rest of you, but I am totally ready for some warm weather for real! For that today I decided to put some bloom in my card as I just need them in some shape or form! Pals Paper Art challenge along with ColourQ challenge gave me the sketch and colors to help me out. The Flower Shop Stamp set combined with the new Petite Petals stamp set was the perfect combo to add color and happiness to my day. Hope it will brighten your day too. Thank you for visiting today and please do come back again!

 Ingredients:

Paper: Always Artichoke, Naturals White, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sweet Sorbet DSP

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe

Stamp: Petite Petals, Flower Shop

Accessories: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Sweet Sunday 207 & Dynamic Duo 90 - Label Love

February 20, 2014

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This has been a crazy week. First it was cold - nothing new there - then we got two whole days of above normal temperatures and I was even able to go without socks for a whole day since I do not remember when, then today we got cold again, snow, sleet, then rain! The weather here is completely unreliable! Anyway, The Sweet Sunday challenge is reliable and came out and as usual I was not able to resist it. I used the Label Love stamp set for the sentiment and decided on a very clean and simple card. Did you like it? Take a moment to share your thoughts with me.



Ingredients:

Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP

Ink: Versamark

Stamp: Label Love

Accessories: Heat Tool, White Embossin' Powder, Artisan Label punch, Candy Dot Neutrals, Chevron Ribbon

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dostamper Stars 070 - Label Love

February 20, 2014

Greetings,

Here is for another great Thursday at the Dostamper stars, which means is challenge time. This time the sketch is the challenge and I loved it. The minute I saw the sketch I thought wheels, and got spinning around! I used the Betsy's Blossoms wheel to create the pattern of the sketch and use 3 tones of purple. I thought it was elegant for a Mr & Mrs card. Did you like it? Share some love with me!

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Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum

Stamp: Label Love, Betsy's Blossoms

Accessories: Stampin' around Handle, Artisan Label, Organza Ribbon 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Unscripted Sketches 244 - Petite Petals

February 19, 2014

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Wow, I was humbled by being one of the top three at the Unscripted Sketch 243 challenge. Thank you for such honor. Since I love challenges, I decided to enter the Unscripted Sketches 244 and showcase more products from the 2014 Occasion Catalog. This time I am working with the lovely Petite Petals stamp set, its punch partner, and Fresh Prints DSP . For sentiment I went with the Lots of Thanks stamp set as we always have plenty to be thankful for! Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon.

Happy Stamping,

Miriam Castanho Bollinger





Ingredients:

Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP stack

Ink: Real Red

Stamp Set: Petite Petals, Lots of Thanks

Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, 7/8" Scalloped Circle punch, Petite Petals Punch, Ribbon Tafetta


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Retro Sketch 102 & The Paper Players 183 - Banner Blast

February 18, 2014

Greetings!

 

I love this time of the year! Why? Well, the holidays are behind us and Sale-A-Bration is upon us. With so many promotions, free products, and joining opportunities, what is not to love? So, today I took out the Banner Blast stamp set and its matching punch - that you can get them for free with your qualifying order - to create this card for the Retro Sketch and The Paper Players challenges. I added the sentiment from the Sketched Birthday and this card was put together in no time. I hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for visiting and come back again!

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Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: White Naturals, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Epic Day DSP

Ink: Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Island Indigo, Gumball Green

Stamp: Banner Blast, Sketched Birthday

Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Banner Punch, Baker's Twine, Merry Mini Punch Pack

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Window Cut out card - Simple Stems & Top Note die cut

February 17, 2014.

Greetings,

As you may know, I was invited by Dawn Olchefske to be a guest star artist for the month of February. Well, this is the third project I prepared and today I am sharing it with you. I decided to use the Top Note diet cut and combine that with the Simple Stems stamp set to create a window card. I used the sentiment from My Mother stamp set. Both stamp sets are from the 2014 Occasion catalog. A tutorial video is available for you to create along. Please do not shy away from dropping any question you may have and also take a moment to leave me a note. I hope you enjoy today's project. Thank you for visiting today and do come back soon.

Happy Stamping!

Miriam Castanho Bollinger


I used the negative if the Top Note die cut for the outside of the card and....

... the positive for the inside.

Here is the tutorial for you:

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Ingredients:

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron, Polka Dot Parade DSP

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, So Saffron

Stamp: Simple Stems, My Mother

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, Curly Label punch, Seam Bidding Ribbon

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fusion 4 - Happy Day

February 16, 2014

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I do not remember ever watching this much of Winter Olympics, but this year I watched a lot of the competitions and I am enjoying a lot of them. It is hard to see some dreams get shattered in the last minute, but I hope new dreams will be built for those athletes. Today I decided to go a bit silver with the new challenge from Fusion. I loved the simplicity and elegance of the sketch. The Silver Foil Vellum DSP was perfect for the design and the Happy Day stamp set gave me the touch I was looking for. Did you like it? Will you share your thoughts with me today? Thanks for visiting today. See you soon.

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Miriam Castanho Bollinger

The sentiment's label was made by sliding the paper through the inside of the Decorative label Punch.

Ingredients:

Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum DSP

Ink: Versamark

Stamp: Happy Day

Accessories: Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Decorative Label punch, 1" stitched edge ribbon (ret.)
 
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pals Paper Art 191 - Peaceful Petals

February, 15, 2014

Greetings.
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Did you have a good Valentine's day? Well, my husband took half day off, cooked me some nice steaks, bought me a wonderful cake and we finish the evening with some delicious wine.
Now to a new challenge... a paper challenge that is. The Pals Paper Art always have great challenges and this one was not different. I combine the colors from the challenge with image from the Serene Silhouette stamp set and sentiment from Peaceful Petals. This is a simple and easy card that can be made in a number of color combinations. Will you try some combo yourself? Well, then take a moment to share your thoughts with me. Thanks for visiting today. Come back again soon.

Happy Stamping.

Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green

Stamp: Peaceful Petals, Serene Silhouettes

Accessories: Artisan Label punch, Stitched Ribbon


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Retro Sketch 101 - Banner Greetings

February 14, 2014


Greetings!

Happy Valentine's Days. I hope you will find much love to give and receive much love and happiness today and always. My card today is an entry to Retro Sketch and is simple in itself. The simplicity of the Banner Greetings sentiment gives a message that is to be echoed all year long. I am Thankful for you because you take the time to stop by and visit, to leave me a note, to share my passion, and for your continuous support. So, I dedicate this card to you. Thank you!

Happy Stamping!

Miriam Castanho Bollinger


Ingredients:

Paper: Sahara Sand, Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Summer Starfruit

Stamp: Banner Greetings

Accessories: Stitched Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Buttons


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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dostamper Stars 069 - Chalk Talk

February 13, 2014

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Greetings,

It is Thursday, and therefore it is Dostamper Stars Challenge. This time, I decide to go with the versatile Chalk Talk stamp set and Framelit. There are always so much we want to say in a card and the Chalk Talk gets the job done! The heat embossing is one of my favorite techniques as it adds a beautiful effect to any card. That's how I did the tag using Smoky Slate embossin' powder. Do you like it? Will you share your thoughts with me? Thank you for visiting today. Hope to see you soon again.

Happy Stamping!

Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: Smoky Slate, Melom Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark

Stamp: Chalk Talk

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan TIEF, Magnetic Platform, Chalk Talk Framelit, Heat Tool, Smoky Slate Emboss Powder, Bright Collection Candy Dot, Striped Organdy Ribbon (ret.)


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mojo Monday 332 & The Paper Players 182 - Perfect Pennants

February 12, 2014

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Greetings,

This winter has been relentless and the only thing that helps is entering challenges. Thankfully enough, Mojo Monday and The Paper Players were there to lend a hand to me! I went into my garden - the creative garden that is - and pulled out Perfect Pennants, Chalk Talk Famelits, Banner Framelits, and some washi tape to come up with today's cards. Did you notice the edges of the Sweet Sorbet paper? That scallop edge was made using the Rotary Addition to the Paper Trimmer and the Small Scallop Rotary Blade. I love the delicate detail it adds to the card. So, do you like it? I hope you will take a moment to share some thoughts with me. Thanks for stopping by today and visit with me. See you soon.

Happy Stamping.

Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Ingredients:

Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse

Stamp: Perfect Pennants

Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelit, Banner Framelit, Rotary Blade Addition, Small Scallop Rotary Blade, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Stampin' Trimmer


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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