A Star Is Born

It's midnight.  I just sat down to post today's card and I received an email from a fellow SCS stamper that I'm this week's Splitcoast Featured Stamper.  I'm absolutely overwhelmed, flattered, shocked.  However, my next thought  was accordingly, "What if no one plays?"  OK, here's an appeal to my regular readers . . . please, do this challenge.  I would feel totally Charlie Brown-esque if after my week is up, there wasn't a single sample submitted.  Good Grief!  OK, I have to concentrate on this post and my mind is going 100 MPH.  You're simply going to have to let the typos slide . . . . I feel like I just drained a couple pots of Starbuck's coffee.  Good luck falling asleep tonight 🙂

I recently found out my nephew's wife is expecting a girl so thought I would get to work on a fun and feminine card.  Sale-A-Bration's "So Many Scallops" is incredibly easy to work with.  One stamp and pop it out with the Scallop Circle Punch.  Love it. 

Close to Cocoa starts things off on the base.  I layered 3 different patterns of Berry Bliss Designer Paper on Purely Pomegranate card stock and adhered it to the card base.  The horizontal banner is Purely Pomegranate Textured card stock with Close to Cocoa on top.  I added some dainty blooms from Boho Backgrounds with Close to Cocoa ink. 

THE PERFECT TOUCH:  Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon is topped with these rockin' stick-on pearls I found at Archiver's.  The come in a row or can be snipped apart for individual placement.  The "Sweet One" image is inked in Purely Pomegranate and stamped on Whisper White and Pretty in Pink (Note:  Pretty in Pink in color, but from the Berry Bliss Collection–not card stock).  I snipped out the center of the pink one and added it to the white.

The star is a combo of Purely Pomegranate Textured card stock and Pretty in Pink.  More stick on pearls got to hang around here, too.  A Photo Corners Punch is responsible for the corners, layered in the same colors and card stock as the star.  Yes, had to use a couple more of these "jazzola" pearls.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

P.S.  There's absolutely no chance whatsoever I will fall asleep for several more hours!   Time for the "I Love Lucy" reruns.

Stamp Set:  So Many Scallops (Sale-A-Bration, 111409), Boho Backgrounds (111072)
Paper:  Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper (110749), Close to Cocoa (101341), Purely Pomegranate Textured (108694) and Smooth (108644), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate (109011)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Large (110710) and Small (109045) Star Punches, Photo Corners Punch ((109043)
The Perfect Touch:  Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Non SU Crystal Stickers Pearls (Mark Richards)


  1. the star pic is very pretty

  2. I would love to win the stamp……….the weather here in Ohio is going to be 56 today

  3. Your butterflies look absolutely gorgeous on the squares; can’t wait to try using your idea on one my of cards!

  4. WELP- Here it is (nothing like waiting til the last minute!) Enjoy! Thanks for being an inspiration!

  5. Hi there- of course I am going to do this. I knew I had picked agood one to ask questions, and become avirtual friend with, but I had no idea- how awesome you are! Wow! Kinda like a rock star!!! Now I just have to pick which one of your many wonderful cards to case!

  6. Congratulations on being featured! That is wonderful and you deserve it. Your cards are beautiful and this one is no exception.

  7. Oh my gosh…I’m not sure where I’ve been but I just stumbled upon you blog and I LOVE IT!!! This card is absolutely fabulous…off to browse some more!!

    Kelly S

  8. Congrats on being the Featured Stamper! Your gallery and work is awesome…how could you think there may not be any *players* today? I cased one of your cards (the one Nichole did on her blog…cutting up the bg in all different pieces) for my stamp club, and everyone loved it. Stop over to my blog and see it! Congrats again!

  9. You deserve to be featured, your work is terrific. Can’t wait to do the challenge. 🙂

  10. ohhh, sooo cute, i love the colors…!

  11. Congratulations Mary on being picked for this week’s Featured Stamper! Your Gallery & Blog are amazing!

    Here is the card I decided to case:

    Have a great week,
    Jennifer 🙂

  12. colleen kramer

    Gorgeous card! You know how to rock with vibrant, bold colors! So cool about SCS…I will try to work on a card to upload. (I’ve never done a SCS challenge, but I’m doing one for you!).

  13. This card is just stunning. Very beautiful!


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