Aug 21 2014

CCMC317 Tee Hee Hee

WOOHOO!  My customers have been telling me they got their Holiday Catalogs, so time to break out some cards using the new Holiday Catalog products!  They aren’t available until August 28th…but start making your list now!  It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week and I pulled out the new Holiday Catalog Halloween stamp set, Tee-Hee-Hee to use.  I love all the greetings in it!  So clever!  We have a fun sketch for you to try this week…pull out your stamps and play along!

 

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And here is my card!  Isn’t it FUN?  I love the colors in the new Halloween DSP, Motley Monsters!  I used a variety of the patterns on here!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Bermuda Bay, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Black on top.
  • I cut the Motley Monsters DSP into 1″ strips, then cut them into unequal portions and adhered them on front.
  • I stamped the witch costume with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White, then punched with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  I layered it on a 2 1/2 Circle Punch of Bermuda Bay and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I cut the Word Bubble Framelit from Crushed Curry, then stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black inside the bubble and added it to the front.  I also stamped the broom on Crushed Curry and hand-cut it out, then placed next to the costume.
  • Finally, I colored the rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and placed them under the greeting for a little bling!

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they did with the sketch!  And, don’t forget…we are getting ready fo the new Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014…starting soon!

 

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!

 

 

 


Aug 18 2014

Something for Baby

My daughter in law is due with our second grandchild (a girl this time!) in a couple months.  Last weekend was the first baby shower for her and THIS weekend she will have another baby shower at our house!.  I’ll be showing off some of the decorations I’m doing for her after the shower.

 

But, this is the card that I made for the shower last weekend using Stampin’ Up!’s Something for Baby stamp set!

 

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I’m so glad that I had some of the Strawberry Slush Ruffled trim left so I could make the ruffled “tutu” for the onesie outfit!  Here are the details:

 

  • The card is actually a 4 x 8 piece of Whisper White folded in half.  I layered it on the Scallop Square Framelit of Pink Pirouette cardstock.
  • I added two patterns of DSP from Confetti Celebration, 1 1/2 x 4 and 2 1/2 x 4, to the front and cut the 1/8″ Smoky Slate Taffeta Ribbon to hide the seam.
  • The Onesie from Something for Baby was cut with the Framelits from Soft Subtles Pattern Paper and I added two rows of Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon (retired).  I stamped the flower in Strawberry Slush ink and added it to the top with a Rhinestone Jewel.  Then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front.
  • The hanger was cut with the Framelits from Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Finally, For You from Itty Bitty Banners was stamped with Smoky Slate on Whisper White and cut out, then added to the front.

 

Isn’t it a SWEET card?  I think so and I know Allie liked it!

 

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!

 


Aug 14 2014

CCMC316 Flower Patch

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a very pretty color combination this week to try!  For some reason, it called out flowers to me!  Of course…most of the time flower sets are calling to me!  lol!

 

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And here is my card:

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Now for the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • I added a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I used Work of Art stamp set and stamped off the chevron pattern with Blackberry Bliss ink.  I then added stamped off circles from the same set going diagonally across the cardstock of Old Olive ink.
  • I embossed the Fun Frame and cut it out, and cut the inside rectangle out, too, so what is underneath would peak out.  I added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The starburst flower from Flower Patch was stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White and cut with the Flower Fair Framelits, along with a White center flower.  I also stamped the small center with Soft Sky on Soft Sky cardstock and used the framelit to cut it out, too.  I placed a pearl in the center.  I added it to the edge of the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves from Flower Patch were stamped off with Old Olive, then I added the “stem” for the veins full strength Old Olive ink.  I used the framelits again to cut out three of them and tucked them under the flower.
  • Finally I stamped the Be You tiful word with Old Olive on a strip of Whisper White, but cut off the end to read “Be You”.

I really like the softness of the Soft Sky color with the dark, rich Blackberry Bliss, don’t you?

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the color challenge…fabulous as usual!

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!


Aug 12 2014

Chevron Fabulous Four

This time over on SUO Challenges, we have a Geometrical theme!  Geometrics are SO popular in card making right now and Stampin’ Up! had lots of choices for me to use!  I picked the under-used Chevron Punch for the background on my card!  The colors I took from the Sweet Taffy Designer Paper.

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight folded in half.
  • I punched Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the Chevron Punch several times.
  • On a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, a ran a line of Tombow Monoadhesive glue and then laid my chevrons on it close together.  After the first row, I started another row in the opposite direction.
  • On the bottom portion, I stamped the Celebrate greeting from Fabulous Four in Rich Razzleberry, then used the matching color Stampin’ Write Markers to underline each of the words a couple times.
  • It still needed a little something, so I used the Flower Shop stamp with Rich Razzleberry ink on Daffodil Delight, and popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the Itty Bitty Accents punch of Rich Razzleberry cardstock in the center.
  • For some bling, I used a 1/4″ circle punch and Silver Glimmer Paper for the center of the flower and some floating sparkles, too!

 

It turned out really cute, if I must say so myself!  Make sure to check out the rest of the challenge team over on SUO Challenges and see what they did with the Geometrical theme this time.  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Aug 11 2014

Sweetbriar Rose

I’ve been working on my August Blendabilities Class and took a minute to make up this note card since I had the materials out!  I was experimenting with laying lighter colors down first.  It worked…at least in my mind!  I love the Sweetbriar Rose image!  It fits perfectly on a note card, too!  I didn’t want to fill up the entire envelope with the image, so just added a strip of Rich Razzleberry on the side of the envelope like I did on the Whisper White layer on the note card.

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is a Whisper White Note Card.
  • On the 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 layer of Whisper White, I stamped the Sweetbriar Rose image with Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  • I colored the flowers with Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and the centers with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  On the leaves I used Old Olive Blendabilities.
  • Along the right side, I added a 1/2″ strip of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  And added the same across the left edge of the envelope.

Pretty CAS design, but I really like how it turned out.  I think I’ll make up a set of these for my mom in different colors!

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!

 


Aug 08 2014

Holiday Ribbon Shares added!

JUST ADDED!  Preorder two yards of EACH of the ribbons in the Holiday Mini!   Order for Holiday ribbons will go in on August 28th! 

 

Next round of regular catalog orders will be placed on Monday, August 11th!

 

To save shipping costs, please let me know if you’d like two different shipments, or if all ribbon can be shipped with the Holiday ribbon.

 

 

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  • Each Group will be wrapped around a strip of chipboard so your ribbon arrives wrinkle-free and organized.
  • Next order will be placed on Monday, August 11th!
  • Please allow 1 week for shipping to me from Stampin’ Up!,and then time for cutting and returning to you.
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Aug 07 2014

CCMC315 World of Dreams

Wow!  My apologies!  I can’t believe it has been a week since I’ve posted!  Every day I’ve said I was going to work in my studio, and every day something has happened and I haven’t gotten down there.  Unbelievable!  Today we have a sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It’s a fun one and a great way to use up some of those designer paper scraps you have hanging around!  I also needed an anniversary card for my son and his wife…married 3 years yesterday…so took the opportunity to use this one for their card!

 

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And here is my card for this week:

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight folded in half.  I rounded the bottom corners with the Corner Punch.
  • I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White and rounded the bottom two corners.
  • I used leftover strips of Garden Party Designer Paper in the background approx 1/2 x 3-3/4″ and placed them in the background.
  • I cut 1/2″ strips of Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight to place across the front.
  • On scrap Whisper White, I stamped the leaves image from World of Dreams in Garden Green, then stamped the flower vine with Daffodil Delight around it.  (It is hard to see, but the yellow ink shades the Garden Green in a really neat way!
  • I punched it with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, the layered it on a 2″ Circle of Garden Green cardstock.  That was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I thought it needed a little punch of orange, so I used a Brights Button tied with Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine and placed it next to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting is from Something to Say and stamped with Night of Navy ink.

 

I also finished off the inside a little bit with a 1″ strip of DSP and the greeting punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.

 

CCMC315 World of Dreams inside

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some great designs (that I wished I would have seen before making MY card!  lol)

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!

 

 

 

 

 


Jul 31 2014

CCMC314 Little Buddy Birthday

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It’s a color challenge this time.  Look at these fun colors!

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And here is my card…wouldn’t it be cute for a little boy’s birthday?  Love that little armadillo!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Bermuda Bay, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Gray cardstock.
  • On top of that is a 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, then a 1 1/2 x 5 piece of Tangelo Twist, embossed with the Tiny Triangles folder.
  • I cut a Whisper White Labels Collection Framelit and a Basic Gray larger one.  On the Whisper White, I added the greeting from Little Buddy Birthday in Bermuda Bay ink.
  • The armadillo was stamped with Black Stazon on Basic Gray and also Bermuda Bay.  I cut off the shell back on the Bermuda Bay and adhered it over the Basic Gray one.
  • The Label Framelits were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added the little star and heart sequins to the body and in the background for a little bling!

Super sweet card, don’t you think?  Check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team designs using this Color Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!  And…make sure you check back on Friday…we’ve got a new Collection coming up using the Holiday Mini!

 

 

 


Jul 29 2014

SUOC102 Big News

We have a fun challenge for you over on SUO Challenges!  Our theme is New Stampin’ Up! Toys!  Well, with the new catalog, I’m sure we all have SOMETHING new that you could use to do the challenge, don’t you?

 

This is a card my Technique Class did last week!  I love that I can make the background any color I want with this technique!  I used the fabulous new Star Framelits…I’m SO happy we have stars back in our catalog!  Also new is the Big News stamp set…nice LARGE greetings in this set, and this is one of my favorites in the set.  AND, the small Star Punch and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is also featured on here.  Don’t forget the NEW Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, too!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Bermuda Bay folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On the abstract layer, I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay Markers to make the fun background, then stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  • I wrapped the Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine around three times and secured in the back.
  • I cut the stars with the Star Framelit.  And I punched the small star from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then layered them altogether on the front.

So fun!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations over on SUO Challenges, then grab your NEW Stampin’ Up! TOYS and play along!

 


Jul 24 2014

CCMC313 Hello Love

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to try…you’ll get different looks each time you do it using Designer Paper with this tip.

 

Tip:  Layer together 3 of the same sized pieces and cut the angles all at once.  Then you have pieces for 3 cards by placing them together like a jigsaw puzzle, alternating the designs!

 

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And here is my card!  I love the bright colors in Sweet Taffy Designer Paper (it’s part of the Buy 3 get 1 free sale!)  and this cute hostess set, Hello Love!  Although it is just a little image, I did use my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, too!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Melon Mambo cardstock, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • I placed three different 2 x 5 1/4 pieces of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper together and cut the angles all at the same time.  This gave me pieces for 3 different cards just by alternating the designs.
  • I cut a Starburst Framelit from Melon Mambo cardstock. and adhered to the front.
  • I used another DSP design cut to 1/2 x 3 1/2 for a banner and cut the flag ends.
  • I stamped the little birdie and arrow from Hello Love with Memento Black Ink and used the Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities to color.
  • The greeting from Hello Love was also stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • I punched the design with the Decorative Label Punch, then placed it over the Starburst and banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added three pink star sequins for some extra bling!

I think it turned out CUTE!  Love it and those sweet images in the Hello Love set!

 

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