Wednesday, February 2, 2011

~ Clear and Simple Stamps February Release ~ Spring

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Happy new month! February is here, and it's time for the new stamp-of-the-month at CSS... a fun, cheery little set called Spring! So many cute little images and sentiments to show you today...

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Starting with a Maya Road clear album -- and finishing it off with a hundred little things.

the sentiment "you make me smile" on that mini-tag is part of the Spring set. So is the little sun peeping out from behind the same tag! The album front is dressed up with patterned paper from BasicGrey's Curio collection, scrunchy ribbon, a tissue flower, shimmery glitter, baker's twine, CSS buttons and a brad, and a few other bits and bobs...

let's look inside -- more fun-cute stuff!

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 the big word strip, stamped on a manila tag, and the umbrella are both from the set too! There are four different brolly images... and they are each sooo cute! I colored in the sections on this brolly using my standardly-lazy way -- cotton buds and ink pads. The little pearl tops it just right.

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and on this page, the little raindrops (raining mud?) surrounding the tea-dyed flower are also part of the set... 

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The little words tucked in this set are so lovely. I love how the doily shows through from the other side... that's the neat thing about clear albums.

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And the rain-drop border is so very cute too. The pockets for the two manila tags were created from a mini glassine bag, and stitched all around. Just like how Melis and Mish do it; thanks for inspiring me ladies. And, because I had some ink left on my cotton buds when I finished coloring the litle brolly, I added some color to the lace trim below the pocket. Just a few, simple touches to finish the spring album.

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It does look like an avalanch doesn't it?

That's it for the release day project! I hope you were a teeny bit inspired by what I shared.. maybe you can create your own spring album, or something similar.

Over the next few weeks of February, I will share a few more projects created with this set...
until tomorrow then! (I have some cards to show you that I'm rather excited about).

hugs,
~ Vi

11 comments:

  1. gorgeous projects, absolutely amazing and I love the light you have on your photos, no matter how much I try mine never look that bright. Great job with the new release!

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  2. Truly wonderfull !!! So beautyful - with the doilies ,and the lovely pocket .I love the colors and the grace of the lace !
    It rings me to the idea of making embellished pockets for the nursing team of the department where my mother stays .
    Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiration !

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  3. Patty O'MalleyFebruary 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    I love this album! So many wonderful goodies here!

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  4. How lovely and dainty this is. Very awesome!

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  5. So very pretty! I love the softness!

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  6. Wow. Very beautiful, every little detail!

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  7. As usual; a breathtaking combo of gorgeous papers, ribbon, pearls, buttons and colors. Lovely Vio; as always :)!

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  8. Love what you've done with this pretty little album, Viola. I really love those clear scalloped edges and how one page peeks behind another. The stamps are sweet and all the papers and trims are so soft and lovely--as usual!! (Loved your sisters' treats and the little clothespin people, too!! I have a very similar sense of humor!! Frightening, huh?!)

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  9. Simply gorgeous! Love all the little touches and details you included here.

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