May 30 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Vellum

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It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and it’s the last week for our theme of techniques!  This time our designer, Deb Currier, chose using Vellum techniques on our creations!  I know I don’t think about using Vellum on my cards, so was glad to have the opportunity to pull my stash out!  You’ve probably just came from Deb’s blog…didn’t you love her card?

I used a new set from the catalog you’ve been seeing, You’ve Got This, along with a couple new In Colors, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  The vellum is such a pretty look with this image!

 

Youve Got This
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11, folded in half.
  • The top Whisper White layer was cut to 4 x 5-1/4 and cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelit.  Then the corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.  It was also embossed with Delicate Dots Folder.
  • The Cardstock Vellum layer was cut just slightly smaller and corners rounded.  The You’ve Got This flower was inked with Versamark and then embossed with White Embossing Powder.
  • On the back, the flower was colored with Blushing Bride Marker, then Watermelon Wonder Marker accents colored in, then covered over with Blushing Bride Marker again to smooth out the lines.  The same was done with Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush for the leaves and stem.  The center was colored with Delightful Dijon (do these new in-colors make anyone else hungry???)  lol!
  • The Vellum layer was adhered to another Whisper White layer cut to the same size and corners rounded.
  • The top “frame” was added to the Vellum layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then placed on the front of the card.
  • Hello Thinlet was cut from Sahara Sand, a piece of Watermelon Wonder 1″ Ribbon was tied thru the loop in the H, then added to the front with Multipurpose Glue.

OK…that’s it for my vellum card…make sure to continue around to all the Design Team Members to see what they’ve done!  Next up is Mary Brown, my good friend and partner!

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May 28 2015

CCMC357 Guy Greetings

Since June is such a big “male” birthday month for us, I used Guy Greetings again on my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge card for the sketch challenge this week!

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And here is my card:

CCMC357 Guy Greetings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • On top is 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Island Indigo.
  • A 1 x 5 1/4 strip of Stacked with Love DSP is placed across the middle with the 1/8″ Silver Ribbon in the center of it, then adhered to the back.
  • A 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 square of Smoky Slate is layered on a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Basic Black cardstock and adhered in the middle.  The greetings from Guy Greetings were placed on top and bottom corners.
  • The tools were stamped with Island Indigo and punch with the 1 3/4 Circle Punch and placed on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Strips of Stacked with Love, Basic Black and Whisper White were cut with flag ends and placed under the circle.  Dad was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with this sketch and grab your stamps to play along!

 

 


May 27 2015

Grand Vacation Hawaii Pillow Gifts Blog Hop

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Most of us are back from the Grand Vacation Incentive Trip to Hawaii.  You might remember we had a blog hop before we left with the theme of Hawaii.  It was so much fun we decided to do another blog hop.  This time the theme is Pillow Gifts Inspiration, something we received from Hawaii!  You’ve probably just come from Betty Button’s blog…wasn’t her project fun?

 

One of the things we received were these cute little quilted bags, made by Moana Quilts in Hawaii…the store was right in the Sheraton where we stayed.  They specially sewed the Stampin’ Up! rubber stamp on the front and used one of our new in-colors, Mint Macaron.

 

Youve Got This 2

I used the new set, You’ve Got This, with the new Mint Macaron color and English Garden DSP to make my card.

 

Youve Got This

Here are the details:

  • The flower from You’ve Got This was stamped with Black Stazon on Mint Macaron.  I watercolored the petals with the AquaPainter and ink from the lid of my White Craft Pad.  The petals were watercolored with Mossy Meadow ink and the center with Delightful Dijon ink.  Then I cut it out.
  • The 4 1/4 x 11 base was folded in half.  I added a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of English Garden DSP to the bottom.
  • On the 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock, I stamped the background with White Craft Ink, then the greeting with Early Espresso Ink.  It was layered on a 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
  • I popped up the flower on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Really, pretty simple, but I love the whitewashed look on the flower!

Next up on the blog hop is Ann Craig!  Enjoy her project!

And here is a list of everyone participating in case you get lost:

Blog hop list
1. Louise Sharp
2. Sandi MacIver
3. Kylie Bertucci
4. Selene Kempton
5. Connie Stewart
6. Dena Rekow
7. Rose Marie Coleman
8. Shannean Moncrief
9. Sharon Armstrong
10. Marelle Taylor
11. Betty Button
12. Connie Babbert
13. Ann Craig
14. Kim Gavarra
15. Renee Kohnke
16. BJ Peters
17. Alisa Tilsner
18. Alison Solven
19. Kelly Acheson
20. Linda Higgins
21. Karina Chin
22. Jacque Williams
23. Lynsay Mahon
24. Georgia Giguere
25. Laura Milligan
26. Vanessa Webb
27. Cynthia Millan
28. Genevieve Ko
29. Janet Wakeland

 

 


May 26 2015

SUOC123 Beautiful Bunch Favor

Another fun SUO Challenge this time is to make a Sweet Treat!  I decided to show the sweet treat favor I made for my Hawaii incentive trip 3D swap!  These are filled with Mambo taffy candy.  I made 28 of them for the swap and a couple friends…here they are ready to be packed in my suitcase!

 

SUOC123 Sweet Treat lineup
SUOC123 Beautiful Bunch Sweet Treat
I measured the candy, then added a couple inches to two 2″ strips of Pacific Point cardstock.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on each end.  I scored the top 3/4″ and 1″ from each end to help it “bend” around the candy.

  • The Beautiful Bunch flower was stamped twice with Pumpkin Pie (Rich Razzleberry or Daffodil Delight) Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Fun Flower punch.
  • The leaves were the flower stamped with Old Olive Ink on Old Olive cardstock, punched, then cut the petals for leaves.
  • The center Petite Petal image was stamped with Old Olive Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Petite Petals punch, then added to the center.  A Rhinestone jewel was put in the center.
  • I added a 1 3/4″ wide piece of Daffodil Delight to the top, added the flower and leaves.  It’s Your Day from Fabulous Four was stamped with Pacific Point on a strip of Whisper White and cut with a flag end.

Here’s the side view.  The candy was wrapped in the Brights Patterns Designer Paper and adhered to the bottom strip.

SUOC123 Sweet Treat inside
Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week with the Sweet Treats theme!

 


May 23 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Decorative Masks

SatHopWelcomeIt’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop!  This month our theme is techniques.  Nicole Tugrul selected Decorative Masks (stencils) or Inked Embossing Folders for this week’s technique.

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

 

Oh My Goodies

I used the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks, well the stars, for my card this week!  I combined it with the Oh My Goodies stamp set…it was the first time I inked that set up!  I also used the Yellow Citrus Chalk Ink Pad, it made inking up the stencil VERY easy!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half for base card.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 of Basic Black.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, ink the Stars thru the Decorative Mask with the Yellow Citrus Ink Pad and a sponge dauber.
  • Adhere the Stacked with Love Washi Tape across the front of the card, then add 3/4 wide strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut with a flag end.  Then add a 1-1/2 strip of All Abloom Paper Stack, cut with a flag end.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, the Oh My Goodies image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink, cut with the Deco Label Framelit.  Then it was stamped again on Daffodil Delight cardstock with the center “umpteenth” cut out and placed over the Whisper White one.
  • Two Rhinestone jewels were added along the side of “umpteenth” and the Deco Label was popped up on the front with with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s card looks like!

 

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May 21 2015

CCMC356 Guy Greetings

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge…this time a color combination!  Grab your inks and stamps and play along, we love to see your ideas!

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I thought this had a very masculine feel, so I used Guy Greetings on my card!

 

CCMC356 Guy Greetings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 4 x 3-1/4 piece of Soft Sky (Subtles) Background DSP was placed across the front.  Before adhering, the Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon was placed across the left side with the 1/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon going down the center of it, then adhered in the back of the DSP.
  • On the 2-1/2 x 3 panel of Whisper White, the hats were stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink towards the top.  The Hats Off greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a 1/2 x 3 strip of Soft Sky, then added to the front of the panel.
  • The Dotted Scallop Border Punch cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock for under the Whisper White panel, then it was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, three Elegant Eggplant Candy Dots were placed above the Soft Sky Backgrounds DSP.

LOVE this masculine card!  Can’t wait to give it to my husband for Father’s Day!  OK…check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Guy Greetings

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss

Accessories:  Subtles Backgrounds DSP, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

 


May 19 2015

Aloha!!!

Aloha!  Wow!  What an amazing trip to Hawaii!  We saw and experienced truly stunning views and soaked up the warm sun!  I must admit, however, that after 2 full weeks exploring the islands, I was ready to get back and sleep in my OWN bed!  Nothing quite feels the same.  Yesterday was a LONG day of traveling home…beginning at 9:00 PM Sunday night and arriving Monday at 3:30 PM in Ohio!  I’m thinking that time change may affect me for a while!

 

This was the banner that greeted us when we arrived at the Sheraton Waikiki on Oahu, getting ready to start our Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip experience!

 

Aloha banner

And this was the view from our room!  That is Diamond Head in the background and Waikiki Beach beyond the pool.

 

Sheraton Waikiki Room View

Yes, I have a TON more pictures to show off!  Before arriving on Oahu for the Stampin’ Up! portion of the trip, we stayed 5 nights on the Big Island of Hawaii and 5 nights on Kauai Island.  Both are gorgeous and unique!

 

I can’t wait to start stamping and getting my class lineups ready for June!  I had a box full of new catalog supplies waiting for me AND the new catalogs!  Here’s the Weekly Special for this month…some great bargains!  Head over to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store to order!  Don’t forget that you can sign up for My Paper Pumpkin and save 50% off your first two months, too!

 

US Weekly Deals May 19

Back to watching my grand-daughter today…last week before her mommy is done teaching school for the summer!  Here she is…look at those painted toes!  lol!  And I need to get stamping!  I miss it!

 

Quinn May copy

 


May 16 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Punch Art

SatHopWelcomeOK…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! This month our theme is techniques. It was my turn and I selected Punch Art for this week’s technique.

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

Here’s mine!  I’ve been wanting to do a guitar using punch art!  I’ve seen a few examples, but here is my take on it!

 

Be The Star Guitar

Fun, isn’t it?  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black.
  • On top of that, the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Smoky Slate was stamped with the Be The Star stamp set stars in Smoky Slate diagonally across the front.
  • A Crushed Curry star was cut with the Star Framelits and stamped with the Rock Star greeting in the same stamp set.
  • The guitar was made by punching the Owl Punch from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The neck of the guitar is a long rectangle of Basic Gray.  The hole in the guitar is a 1/2″ Circle punch of Basic Black, with a little rectangle piece to hold the “strings”.
  • At the top of the neck are two Owl Punch hearts adhered sideways.
  • A White Gel Pen and ruler made the “strings” on the guitar.  Then the guitar is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added some In Color Confetti red stars to the front for sparkler.

That’s it for me!  OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s card looks like!

 

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May 14 2015

CCMC345 Petal Potpourri

Another sketch challenge for you to try this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenges!  Love the details along the left side!

 

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Here’s my card, I love the BOLD colors I took from the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack!

 

CCMC355 Petal Potpourri

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, four 1 x 1-1/2 rectangles of different black and white patterns from Stacked with Love were added.  A 1/2 x 4 strip of the Real Red pattern hides the seams.
  • The solid flower in Petal Potpourri was stamped with Real Red and punched with the Flower Medallion punch, then popped up on the Basic Black puncnhed flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sketched flower was stamped with Garden Green and punched with the Flower Medallion punch, then “leaves” cut from the petals and placed under the Real Red flower.
  • In the center is a 1/2″ Circle Punch with one of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers over top!  (I love the shiny look of this…it was the first time I used one!)
  • Good Wishes from Amazing Lovely You was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom right.

This is one of my favorite cards…I think it is the boldness of the Red/Black/White combination!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team cards this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Sets:  Petal Potpourri, Amazing Lovely You

Inks:  Real Red, Garden Green, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories:  Stacked with Love Paper Stack, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Flower Medallion Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 


May 12 2015

SUOC123 Stippled Blossoms

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…these time it is a Floral Theme…my favorite!  I don’t know why, but I rarely pass up a floral set!  One of the stamp sets that I’ll be sad to see leave the SU catalog is Stippled Blossoms!  It makes such pretty two-tone roses!

 

SUOC122 Stippled Blossoms

This card is fun because it is 3D…and stands up on its’ own!  It is all about how it is scored.

 

SUOC122 Stippled Blossoms 2

Here are the details:

  • Cut a 5 x 11piece of Calypso Coral cardstock for the base.  Score at 2-1/2, 4, 7, 8-1/2.  Fold as shown (V, M, M, V folds).
  • Cut a second from smallest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White and stamp the greeting from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ in Tuxedo Black.  Layer on the third from smallest Deco Label Framelit cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Add to the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add the two 2-1/4 x 4-3/4 Painted Blooms Designer Paper to each of the side panels.
  • Stamp two roses, first with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, then add the Calypso Coral two-step.  Stamp two sets of leaves with Wild Wasabi ink (stamp off for the leaf and full strength for the veins).  Cut everything out and add it to the Deco Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added some Pearls in the center of the roses.

I really like how this card looks and it stands up on the counter perfectly!  OK…make sure to see the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what they did!