Cabana Madness

This week is birthday week at the Gleason house!  3 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 8 days!  Whew! My card making  madness was in overdrive!  Boy, does that make me happy!

Soft, cool blue is Jenn’s color; just like the color of her eyes.  Coastal Cabana just shouted “use me for Jenn’s card, use me!”.  And so Coastal Cabana and Whisper White were chosen as the color palette.  Cabana Madness

Mosaic Madness, the new stamp set with a coordinating punch were all calling out to be used.  I love that this stamp set has several different patterns of the same stamp; they work perfectly together but yet are different enough to provide just enough interest.  When a punch can pop out a perfectly cut shape in a single squeeze, I’m a happy camper!  These five shapes were stamped up and punched out in no time.  1 down, 3 to go.  Come back tomorrow for more birthday wishes.

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Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Punch Bundle Clear # 130249      Wood # 130246
Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Punch Bundle
Clear # 130249 Wood # 130246
Coastal Cabana  Classic Ink Pad # 131175
Coastal Cabana
Classic Ink Pad
# 131175
Whisper White  8-1/2" x 11"   Card Stock # 100730
Whisper White
8-1/2″ x 11″
Card Stock # 100730

Butterfly Birthday

Here’s a quick and simple card that is short on time to make, but big on style!  butterfly birthday
A simple white on white background with just a bit of texture is the perfect backdrop for all this color!
The butterflies were a cinch to make; just a quick trip thru the Big Shot machine with the butterfly embosslits.  I layered a smaller butterfly on top of a larger one for added interest.  The line-up features Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade & Crushed Curry butterflies each accented with a Basic Pearl Jewel.

Did you notice I used 2 retired colors?  Well, they will be coming out of retirement when the new annual catalog is released this Spring.  Yes, Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry will be making a comeback.  See my post for the color refresh just announced to see which of your favorite colors will be returning, and to see which colors will go into retirement.

Easy Peasy!

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Mojo Monday 260

Today is Monday so it’s time for another sketch challenge from Mojo Monday!  Since it’s the last day of the month, we have the option of making either a round or square card.

Here’s the sketch:


And here is my entry:  Mojo Monday 260

And guess what?  I didn’t use a single sheet of paper, or ink, or punches or stamps!   I created the entire card using MDS2, our digital design software.

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Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  Come back again, and until then, Happy Stampin!  (and Happy Digi-Stampin’ & Digi-Scrappin’!)