Feb 09 2016

Happy Home

I was so happy to see another stamp set in the Occasions catalog that works with the Hearth & Home Framelits that premiered in the Holiday catalog!  These images are darling with the flying kite, tree and bench being highlighted throughout the “window” of the Framelits.  Today’s card is one that I used for my Go Diva’s swap last month!  It doesn’t use the Framelits, but I liked how it looked alone with just the Miss You greeting!

 

Happy Home
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party cardstock, folded in half.
  • Punch the bottom of the 2 x 4 Botanical Gardens Designer Paper with the Triple Banner Punch and adhere across the center of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Adhere a 3″ strip of Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon under the DSP and to the back of the right side of the Whisper White layer.  Adhere to the base card.
  • Stamp the bench image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Pool Party cardstock, punch with the 2-1/2 Circle Punch.
  • Use the AquaPainter and Mossy Meadow Marker to watercolor the “grass” area under the bench.
  • Use a Blender Pen and White Craft Ink Refill to color in the clouds.
  • Add the 2-1/2″ Circle to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Use the Blossom Bunch Punch with Hello Honey and Cajun Craze Cardstock to make the flowers.  Add to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  (GOOD TIMING!  This punch is on SALE for $13.50 US with the Weekly Specials until Feb. 15th!  Contact me to order it!)
  • Add Perfect White Accent to the center of the flowers.
  • Stamp Missing You from the Happy Home stamp set with Tuxedo Black Ink under the DSP.

 

That’s it!  Isn’t that a cool image?  I do love it!  Hope you do, too!

 

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WI15Badge copyWe are getting ready to launch our Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session…have you signed up yet?  If not, here is some information and a sneak peek for you!  You can sign up over on Create with Connie and Mary…or on my blog sidebar!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets (each with 4 cards) and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all the projects and tutorials.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Sets we are using for the February session:
    • What I Love
    • Easter Lamb
    • Balloon Celebrations
    • Party Wishes
    • Playful Pals

Feb 2016 collage

Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January?
Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!

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Feb 08 2016

Number of Years

Today is my beautiful daughter-in-law’s birthday!  This is a milestone one for sure!  We celebrated while watching the Superbowl last night at some friends’ house.  So, here is the card I made for her.  I LOVE that the new Large Number Framelits make it SO easy to personalize a card!  Those that attended my Botanical Blooms class will recognize this layout…just changed it up a little!

 

Number of Years
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Hello Honey, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Tip Top Taupe, a 2-1/2 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper White was added at the top and the greeting from Number of Years was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink along the bottom.
  • A 1-3/4 x 4 strip of Botanical Gardens was punched with the Triple Banner Punch at the bottom and adhered on the front.  A 1/2 x 4 strip of coordinating print in Botanical Gardens was added down the center.
  • The numbers 30 were cut from Botanical Gardens DSP with the Large Number Framelits and adhered on the Whisper White piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added a flower, leaf and small flowers cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits to the front.  I added Rhinestones to the centers of the small flowers and an It’s My Party Enamel Dot to the large flower!

 

Number of Years inside
 

  • Inside, I cut a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of coordinating DSP and adhered along the left side of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • In the bottom corner, the floral stems were stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink and the flowers with Pool Party, Hello Honey and Cajun Craze.

 

Unfortunately, I had already signed it before I took the picture!  Sorry about that!  lol!

 

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WI15Badge copyWe are getting ready to launch our Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session…have you signed up yet?  If not, here is some information and a sneak peek for you!  You can sign up over on Create with Connie and Mary…or on my blog sidebar!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets (each with 4 cards) and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all the projects and tutorials.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Sets we are using for the February session:
    • What I Love
    • Easter Lamb
    • Balloon Celebrations
    • Party Wishes
    • Playful Pals

Feb 2016 collage

Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January?
Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!

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Feb 07 2016

Bloomin’ Love

Ready for a Clean & Simple card?  This one is super simple…at least on the outside!  Really, the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper punched heart and Clear Wink of Stella on the row of punched hearts is what gives it a little pizzazz…plus the Love Blossoms Designer Paper!  CAS-ology’s week 183 challenge is to use Glitter, so this qualifies!

 

Bloomin Love
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Blushing Bride.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, a 3-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Love Blossoms Designer Paper was added to the bottom.
  • To hide the seam, 6 Small Hearts were punched from Rose Red and adhered across the front and the row of hearts were highlighted with some Clear Wink of Stella.
  • The greeting from Stampin’ Up!’s Bloomin’ Love stamp set was stamped with Rose Red.
  • Another Small Heart was punched from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

That’s it!  It would be super easy to make up a bunch of these, put a Valentine greeting on the inside and be done.  But…if you want to step up the INSIDE, here’s what I did!

 

Bloomin Love inside

  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of the same Love Blossoms DSP was added to the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Love You from the same Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The floral Heart from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Blushing Bride Ink.
  • The arrow was made by punching the Small Heart Punch from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper, a skinny strip of Basic Black cardstock and the small Banner Punch of Rose Red, cut with slits to look like feathers.

That’s it!  Isn’t it fun?  I think I may give this one to my husband for Valentine’s Day, even though it is sort of flowery, I think he’ll like it!

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WI15Badge copyWe are getting ready to launch our Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session…have you signed up yet?  If not, here is some information and a sneak peek for you!  You can sign up over on Create with Connie and Mary…or on my blog sidebar!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets (each with 4 cards) and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all the projects and tutorials.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Sets we are using for the February session:
    • What I Love
    • Easter Lamb
    • Balloon Celebrations
    • Party Wishes
    • Playful Pals

Feb 2016 collage

Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January?
Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!

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Feb 06 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Love

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Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  We are getting ready to launch our Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session…have you signed up yet?  If not, here is some information and a sneak peek for you!  You can sign up over on Create with Connie and Mary…or on my blog sidebar!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets (each with 4 cards) and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all the projects and tutorials.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Sets we are using for the February session:
    • What I Love
    • Easter Lamb
    • Balloon Celebrations
    • Party Wishes
    • Playful Pals

Feb 2016 collage

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The theme this week on our Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop is Love is in the Air!  It’s that time of year!  While I could have used the traditional Valentine set in the Occasions Catalog, Bloomin’ Love…I thought I’d use another one of the sets that you may not think of for Valentine’s Day cards…Bear Hugs!

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 1 x 5-1/4 strip of Rose Red Hearts in the Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack was placed down the left side.
  • Across is a 2 x 3-1/4 coordinating pattern in Love Blossoms DSP.
  • A 2″ punched circle of Rose Red was placed over the DSP.
  • The small bear was stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White, then watercolored with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  It was cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits and popped up on the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three hearts were cut for the balloons from Crumb Cake, DSP and one stamped with Rose Red on Whisper White, then cut with the Framelits.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Strings were hand-drawn with a Early Espresso Marker.
  • The bow-tie was cut from DSP and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper…one for the bear’s head and one for the balloons!
  • Finally, an It’s My Party Enamel Dot was put in the center of the bow-tie on her head.

 

OK…that’s it for me…continue on around the blog by checking out the details of our February Mini Session on Create with Connie and Mary and sign up while you are there…then continue on around to Mary Brown’s blog to complete the blog hop (or go backwards to Melissa’s blog)!  Enjoy the “Love is in the Air” ideas!

 

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Feb 04 2016

CCMC392 Timeless Textures

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the color combination this week, it is one of my favorites!  So, hope you grab your stamps and play along with us!

 

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Well, this time of year, this color combination screams VALENTINE to me!  So…how could I resist?

 

CCMC392 Timeless Textures
 

And, since my Sweetheart punch was already out on my desk, I decided to use it on some Love Blossoms Designer Paper along with the fabulous Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  Love all the little elements in it.

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, the Timeless Texture swirl was stamped twice with Crumb Cake Ink and some of the spatters added diagonally.
  • A 1 x 4 strip of Love Blossoms DSP goes across the front.
  • Two Sweetheart hearts were punched from the Love Blossoms DSP and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Love at First Sigh from Greatest Greetings was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the DSP.
  • I removed the bow from the paperclip in the Kit and added it to one heart with a Mini Glue Dot.  The second heart has one of the wood elements in the Kit, covered with the Clear Wink of Stella.
  • As a final touch, three enamel glitter dots from the Kit were added along the spatters.

 

Pretty CAS design…although all the little elements really make it, I think!  OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they did with this color combination!

 

Yes!  It’s almost time for the February Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  Here’s a sneak peek:

Feb 2016 collage

Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets (each with 4 cards) and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

 

All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all the projects and tutorials.

 

Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

 

Sets we are using for the February session:

  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals

 

We know you are going to LOVE it!

 

 


Feb 02 2016

SUOC141 Birthday Blooms

Happy Groundhog’s Day!  The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Happy Birthday!  I need lots of birthday cards over the next few weeks, so I’m excited to see the ideas!  I pulled out Birthday Blooms (actually, it was already on my desk), and made this up for a sweet friend.  I actually MISSED her birthday last month, so it did go out late…but I hope she doesn’t mind.  She is actually getting to celebrate a little longer!  lol!

 

SUOC141 Birthday Blooms

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pink Pirouette is embossed with the Delicate Dots folder.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper was placed across the center.
  • The Birthday Blooms flower image was stamped with Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White Paper and watercolored with Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers and an AquaPainter.
  • Happiest of Birthdays to You was stamped on Whisper White with Black Archival Ink and punched with the 2-1/2 Circle Punch, then added to the front.
  • Melon Mambo cardstock was punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, then adhered under the DSP and white circle.
  • The flower was made with the Petite Petals punch from Pink Pirouette cardstock, the center with the Blossom Punch from Melon Mambo cardstock and a Perfect White Accent added to the center.
  • The stamped flower was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Happy Birthday Challenge this time, then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

 


Feb 01 2016

Cute Conversations

Happy February! One month down…only two more to go until Spring is here!  Actually our winter hasn’t been too bad (knock on wood).  We’ve had warmer than normal temperatures here in Ohio for the most part!  I’ve probably just jinxed us now!  lol!

 

I was happy to get the new January My Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail this month!  Although, the suggested banner and treat packages are darling ideas, I knew I’d be using mine for a different purpose.  I ordered some It’s My Party Enamel Dots for my Stamp Club customers for a little Christmas gift, but they didn’t come in time to go in their order bags.  I elected to keep them for a little Valentine gift instead!  I filled the Sketched Dots Gift Bags with the Enamel Dots, folded down the top, then added the individual hearts with the clothespin, red sequins and colored banner, tied with Bakers’s Twine!  The only thing I added that was not IN the kit was the small Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper punched heart, and the bag/gift, of course.  Yes…everything else was included!  The hearts were stamped with the included Cute Conversations stamp set and Watermelon Wonder Ink.  Made it SO quick to make up 16 of them!

 

MPP Cute Conversations closeup
 

Don’t they look sweet all lined up?  I still have PLENTY of paper scraps to punch more hearts, and even leftover clothespins, sequins, baker’s twine and banners!  I’ll be making up a batch of cards to send out for Valentine’s Day, too!

 

MPP Cute Conversations
 

Now is a GREAT time to order the My Paper Pumpkin subscription for yourself!  You’ll save $5 off the 3-month pre-paid subscription price…and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product, too!  You can try it and see for yourself…after the 3 months, you can elect to continue or stop…totally up to you!  Order your fun box of crafty goodness today…please use my February HOST CODE 4WWSBXYM when you place your order!

 

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Have a great Stampin’ day!

 


Jan 30 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop SAB Tags

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Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  The theme this week is Sale-A-Bration tags!  Honestly, I’m not much into using tags except on Christmas packages, so I wanted to make a tag that I could just pop onto a card or gift bag and it would be good to go!  This one using the SAB set, What I Love, came together VERY easily!

 

What I Love
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is the largest Lots of Tags Framelit cut from Mint Macaron cardstock.
  • On top is a 1-1/2 wide strip of Birthday Bouquet DSP, cut to the width of the Framelit.
  • A 1/8″ strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was added to the bottom of the DSP.
  • At the top a 1/8″ Circle was punched for the Whisper White Satin Striped Ribbon, then tied with Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine in a bow.
  • The flower from What I Love stamp set was stamped 4 times with Calypso Coral Ink for the outline image, then Blushing Bride stamped off once for the larger filler image and full strength for the smaller filler image.  Two were cut out by hand completely, and two the centers were cut out then placed on top of the full images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  In the center are the yellow It’s My Party Enamel Dots.  The two flowers were added to the front of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves image was stamped three time with Mossy Meadow Ink, then cut out and adhered behind/around the flowers.
  • Finally, the Know What I Love from the stamp set was stamped with Mossy Meadow under the DSP at the bottom of the tag.

 

I think it turned out really pretty!  OK…next up is Mary Brown…her tag will be fabulous, of course!  You can also go backwards to Melissa Davies’ blog!  Enjoy all the SAB tags our Create with Connie and Mary Design Team has for you!

 

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Jan 29 2016

Stamp Sets for sale!


ADDED VALENTINE/HEART SETS!

UPDATED WITH NEW PRICES

Clear mount stamp sets for sale – most $10 and under! 

Email me at iluvstamping@gmail.com

 

Shipping is $3.50 for one, $6.50 for two to six that fit in Padded Flat Rate Envelope (more than 6 will be calculated).  Please provide Paypal address and I will send you a Paypal invoice for total.  Please provide payment promptly as items will not be held.  Items will ship the next day.

 

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Left:  Affection Collection – CM – $12

Right:  Language of Love – CM – $9  SOLD

 

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I (Heart) Hearts – WM – $12

 

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Left:  Madison Avenue – CM – $4

Right:  Collage Curios – CM – NEW – $10  SOLD

 

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Left:  Patterned Occasions – CM – $6

Right:  Garden Party – CM – $6  SOLD

 

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Left:  Bordering on Romance – CM – $6

Right:  Bright Blossoms – CM – $5

 

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Left:   Bloomin’ Marvelous – CM – $5  SOLD

Right:  Oh Hello – CM – $6

 

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Left:  Priority Mail – CM – Only the snowman image mounted – $8

Right:  Starburst Sayings – CM – $8

 

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Left:  Packed for Mom, Packed for Dad, Packed for Birthday, Packed for Baby – converted to CM – All for $3

Right:  Mustaches – set of 4 – Converted to CM – $3

 

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Raining Flowers – converted to CM – $8

 

 

 

 


Jan 28 2016

CCMC391 Birthday Blooms

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This time a fun sketch challenge.  I know you’ll be amazed at all the different looks this sketch inspired!  And I hope YOU are inspired enough to play along!  It really is a CAS design, but I love the elements across the bottom.

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Here’s my interpretation.  I love the soft colors!

 

CCMC391 Birthday Blooms
 

Now for the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mint Macaron and I rounded the corners on the right side with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper in the polka dot pattern.
  • The Birthday Blooms flower is stamped with Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White and watercolored with Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.  It was handcut.
  • A 1/4 x 4-1/4 strip of Mossy Meadow Cardstock was adhered across the front.
  • A 3/4 x 3-1/2 strip of Mint Macaron cardstock cut into a point shape was placed on front, then the greeting from Birthday Blooms was stamped on a 1″x 3-3/4 strip of Whisper White cardstock with Black Archival Ink and cut into a point end, layering with the Mint Macaron.
  • Finally, the Birthday Blooms flower was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK, make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And, also say “goodbye” to two of our long-standing Challenge Team Members, Lisa Young and Bridgette Jones.