For todays Ways To Use It Challenge, we were asked to used Scalloped anything! Images, punches whatever!

I cant remember the last time I used a Stampin Up! stamp for FUN. Its always been “work” related. I just got in in my Stampin’Up! preorder which had not only the new colors but Baroque Motif’s. When I saw the flower image my immediate thought was this-

Baroque Bloom

baroque bloom

Isn’t it beautiful?

I stamped the flower bloom then punched with my scalloped circle punch. I then punched holes around the edges, and decided some BLING was in order! LOL! Big Surprise right?

So I added some A Muse card candy blue bling stickers. The center is a NEW! Ice brads by SU!.

Then my deliemma-a stem! So I pulled out my Paper Tray set to form the words of the stem (river rock ink).

I combined it with my Happy Everything set from SU! Its suppose to read like

Happy for you Happy thoughts, Happy day & Happy wishes.

The “h” is a cool acetate letter set I got at Michaels by Making Memories. It perfectly matches my Blue Bayou and Sky Blue combo.

Now I thought this was cool- you know that funky square block in the set? I cut a part of that to make the 3-D leaves! I was so stumped with what I was gonna do, then I kept staring at the image and actually saw a leaf form! The butterfly is the same image stamped in the scalloped bloom just punched strategically with my Martha Stewart butterfly!

I used a piercing template from Lasting Impressions for the flutter trail. You can never have enough different piercing templates let me tell you!

Now for the next one!

 Blossoms of blue

chatterbox blossoms

WOW! Sorry for the BLUE hue. Now I know WHY I usually resort to my photobox for all my uploads. I thought the natural light would be cool-um NOPE! But I was too lazy to re-photograph it!

I was obviously inspired by this patterned paper by Chatterbox. Again I saw this image on my table and had to try it out! I thought it came out really nice.

Used my Onare piercing template to pierce a scalloped edge around the saffron layer. Its the little details that really make a WOW sometimes.

Tied at the top is my Martha Stewart ribbon.

Hope you like this one as much as I do!

Lastly a sketch challenge.

My friend Bonnie (aka raduse on SCS) was the card of inspiration so I HAD to try it!

Here is my submission-Lovely Lavender


I have to say I am shocked at how much I LOVE the new in color by SU! River Rock! I just LOVE it! Anyway- I stamped the lavender sprig numerous times in several colors and spritzed with water. Used my distressing tool for the edges. I just love this layout. Clean and simple.

I was inspired to dust off Carte Postale when I saw it made the NEW! Stampin Up Idea book. So I stamped the bird in the lower right corner, and thenMon Amie. “SOMETHING” was missing. I didnt want to over do it-so I added a lightly torn piece of vellum in the lower right corner.

Tied the “sprig” with some organdy ribbon (which I cannot believe SU is retiring! OMG! STUPID IDEA!) and was done.

Thanks for looking. Next up-