Aug 25 2016

CCMC421 Spooky Fun

Today’s the day!!! Our newest grandson will be here this morning (mom is having a c-section.)  So excited to see his little face and big sister, Quinn, is so excited, too!

 

I love the sketch for today!  You have to play along with this one!  Upload it to your blog, pinterest or other gallery, link it on our website and have us take a look!

 

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Here’s what I came up with for it!  I just got the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and coordinating Halloween Scenes Edgelits!  I love the fence line and spooky tree!

 

CCMC421 Spooky Fun
 

Here are some details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pumpkin Pie cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, some speckles from Timeless Texture were stamped with Smoky Slate Ink.
  • The moon was punched with the 2″ Circle Punch from Daffodil Delight and sponged with Pumpkin Pie Ink around the edges.
  • The pumpkins and large bat were stamped with Memento Black Ink and cut with the Halloween Scenes Edgelits, along with the spooky tree from Basic Black cardstock.  I trimmed the length of the ground a little bit.
  • I stamped a couple of the smaller bats around the moon with Memento Black Ink.
  • Finally, the word “eeek!” was stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

LOVE the simple look of this sketch and how my card came together for a little scene!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team to see what they did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Aug 24 2016

Grand Achievers Mediterranean Blog Hop August 2016

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I’m so excited to be able to play along with the Grand Achievers’ Mediterranean Blog Hop this month!  Such a group of talented stampers!  Our theme this month is previewing the new Holiday Catalog.  I’m sure you’ll see a TON of great ideas to inspire you!  Customers can begin ordering from the catalog next week on September 1st!  You may have started the blog hop at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, or come from the person before me.  You can continue around the hop by clicking on the names at the bottom of this post.

 

For my card, I was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  I knew  I could re-do it using the new Cookie Cutter Halloween and Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Sets and punch!  Isn’t it fun?  I love how the drawers of the dresser are crooked!  lol!

 

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Here are the details…really a very simple card!

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Basic Black.  The bottom front and back were punched with the Decorative Label Punch to form the legs of the dresser.
  • White Craft Ink was sponged all around the edges.
  • The spider web from Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Set was stamped with White Craft Ink in the upper right and lower left corners.
  • Three 3/4 x 3″ drawers were cut from Basic Black, sponged with White Craft Ink and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Mummy and Skeleton from Cookie Cutter Halloween were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, highlighted with Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker, and colored the eyes and face with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker.  The legs were cut off so they fit in the drawers when adhered.
  • The greeting “Have some spooky fun” is from the new stamp set Spooky Fun.  (If I had planned better, I would just have used the spider web in that stamp set, too, instead of introducing a third stamp set.  lol!)
  • Finally, the small circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes were placed for the drawer knobs.

 

SOOO much spooky fun, I think!  OK…continue on around the blog hop by clicking on the name below mine, CONNIE BABBERT, on the list below!

 

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Aug 20 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we plan on getting you to sing along with some “oldies, but goodies’. This week our song is “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”.  I always LOVED that song!  I didn’t have any new annual catalog sets that had a raindrop theme (although I do want that umbrella set!), so I used Sprinkles of Life for my card!  I’m so glad they kept this Ronald McDonald set in the catalog.

 

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Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • At the bottom of the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky, a 1 x 3-3/4 strip of Neutrals Designer Paper was added to the bottom.
  • Some Smoky Slate 1/8 Ribbon was wrapped around to the back to hide the seam.
  • The greeting from Sprinkles of Life was stamped with Memento Black Ink towards the left side.
  • Two clouds from Sprinkles of Life were stamped with Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, then punched with the Tree Builder Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The raindrops were stamped with Pool Party Ink under the clouds.

I love the sparkle that the Silver Embossing Powder gives to the card!  I need to emboss more often!

 

OK, next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our August Mini Session that is OPEN!   It’s not too late to join!  And, take advantage of our Holiday Special…a set of 4 cards using the new set, Star of Light, in the upcoming Holiday Catalog to help you get started on your Christmas Card ideas!

 

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August 2016 CollageIt’s not too late! The August 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the Annual Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* 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!

Plus…as a HOLIDAY SPECIAL, get the set of 4 card ideas using Star of Light from the new Holiday Catalog to get a start on your Christmas card ideas!

 


Aug 19 2016

Aug 2016 Tour De Freaks!

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Hi everyone!  It’s time for the monthly Tour de Freaks!  This month our theme is ANYTHING previewed from the new Holiday Catalog!  So, you should get LOTS of new ideas using these Holiday products!  I know I’m excited to see them!  You’ve probably just come from Melissa Davies’ blog…love her style, don’t you?  If you have arrived prior to August 20th, not all links may be working yet!

 

So…of course, my first choice for products in the Holiday Catalog is always the Halloween sets!  I promised myself I only needed one or two new Halloween sets…but you know how that goes.  Halloween Cookie Cutter is just SO darling…and love that it coordinates with a new punch AND has another coordinating Christmas set!  More bang for your buck!  So, here’s a little ensemble I came up with for Halloween decorating and card sending!

 

August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter
 

Here’s a closeup of a little table decoration…or add a string and make it a banner!

 

August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter Table Decoration
A few details:

  • The base is 3-1/2 x 10, scored at 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2 to make the panels.  I folded it up and cut the top with the largest Layering Scallop Oval (you have to run it thru several times to cut thru all the layers, do it on one side, then flip and do the other side).
  • The spider web design in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper has a metallic shine to it.  (I can’t believe I cut into it…I usually hoard those specialty sheets!  lol!)  Four panels were cut 2-1/4 x 2-3/4 and added to the front.
  • BOO was cut from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Large Letter Framelits and adhered to three panels.
  • The Dracula, Mummy and Skeleton were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and colored with Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • The Skeleton also has a bow tie punched from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
  • The Bats were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and hand cut.
  • All of the figures were added to the table decoration with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A double bow was tied from the Pumpkin Pie/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and added to the first panel with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Next up is a matching card:

 

August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter Card
 

Details are pretty much the same:

  • Base card is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie, folded in half.
  • 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Halloween Night Specialty DSP on top.
  • BOO cut with Large Letter Framelits from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • Mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched out, holding the little candy bag colored with Markers.

 

OK…that’s it for me!  Next up is Amy Koenders!  I always ADORE her work!  Then continue around the blog hop until you’re back to me to complete the circle!

 

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Aug 19 2016

Rubber Stamp and Craft Sale!

Don’t forget about my Rubber Stamp and Craft Sale tomorrow, Saturday, August 20th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

 

If you are around the Columbus area, stop by!!!  Let me know you saw this ad on my blog!

 

Crafters sale

 

 


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Aug 18 2016

CCMC420 Perfectly Wrapped

It’s Thursday…and you know what that means!  It’s time for our Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a pretty color challenge this week.  To be honest, these colors look more like spring to me rather than going into fall!  lol!

 

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I think I came up with a pretty neutral card, though…and it was SO simple…the DSP did all the work, along with those wonderful Layering Circles!

 

CCMC420 Perfectly Wrapped
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 4-1/4 A Little Foxy Designer Paper Stack is layered on a 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 layer of Calypso Coral Cardstock.
  • A 1/2 x 5-1/2 strip of Pool Party cardstock crosses the front.
  • Happy Day from Perfectly Wrapped was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White and the dotted circle (LOVE!) in that set was stamped with Calypso Coral around it.  Then it was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.
  • The Circle was layered on a slightly larger Layered Scallop Circle of Calypso Coral cardstock, then adhered on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Silver Sequin Trim was stapled to the edge of the circle.
  • Then A bow was made with the 1/8″ Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon and added to the circle with Mini Glue Dots to hide the staple.

That’s it!  Pretty easy, huh?  OK…now it’s time to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary.  And…don’t forget that we just opened the August 2016 Mini Session…it’s not too late to join!  Get the details over there!  It’s only $8.95 for 5 step-by-step tutorials AND the Holiday Special card set using Star of Light!

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Aug 17 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween

I’ve had this idea in my head and it just HAD to come out!  I really didn’t have time to spare to work on it today, but made it anyway!  I’ve been working on getting ready for my big Rubber Stamp and Craft Sale this Saturday (if you are in the Columbus/Dublin, Ohio area…see the details below!  Would love for you to stop by!)

 

I love the Cookie Cutter Christmas and Halloween sets…and the coordinating punch!  I’m sure I’ll be using them a LOT!

 

Cookie Cutter Halloween

 

I really was trying to work out how I could make a bale of straw for my scarecrow.  I think it worked…what do you think?

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Early Espresso.
  • At the bottom of the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the image from Timeless Textures was stamped with Always Artichoke Ink for the ground.
  • For the bale of straw, a rectangle of Crushed Curry was cut, then embossed with the Seaside Embossing folder BOTH ways.  The edges were cut with paper snips and Delightful Dijon Ink was sponged on top.  A couple pieces of Linen Thread were wrapped around the bale.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sky in the background was from one of the other images in Timeless Textures with Soft Sky Ink.
  • The scarecrow from Cookie Cutter Halloween was stamped with Black Stazon on scrap Whisper White and watercolored with Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers, then punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
  • A 1/8″ strip of Early Espresso was placed behind the scarecrow for the stick, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the bale of straw.
  • The crow was stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and hand cut, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The small flowers were punch with the Blossom Builder Punch and Cajun Craze cardstock, with Perfect White Accent in the center.
  • Happy Fall letters from Labeler Alphabet were stamped with Early Espresso Ink on scrap Whisper White, trimmed and added to the front.

So…what do you think?  It turned out how I pictured in my head, so I was happy!

 

Here are the details about my craft sale!

 

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Aug 16 2016

SUOC155 Cookie Cutter Christmas

OK….here’s another sneak peek of a Holiday Catalog stamp set!  Our theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Cute and Cuddly”.  I just think this sweet teddy bear in the upcoming Christmas Cookie Cutter stamp set is as cute and cuddly as you can get!  I knew immediately that I wanted to use it!  And…since grandbaby #3 is coming next week (and it’s a boy!), I needed to make this one a baby boy card!

 

SUOC155 Cookie Cutter Christmas
 

This also shows off the new Cable Knit Embossing Folder!  Since my mom knits and my mother-in-law crochets, I can’t wait to make them a stack of cards to use with their gifts!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mint Macaron, folded in half.
  • On top the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (it is extra thick!)
  • I thought the pattern in Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper looked like a knit pattern, so cut it with the Layering Circle Framelits and adhered to one of the Scalloped Circles cut from Dapper Denim.
  • A 1 x 4 panel of Mint Macaron was stamped with the “for Baby” greeting in B.Y.O.P. with Dapper Denim ink and adhered across the front.
  • The teddy bear in Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set was stamped with White Craft Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and immediately heat embossed with White Embossing Powder, then punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
  • The face was stamped with Black Stazon on top, although the eyes were a little too light because it was a slick surface.  I ended up punching circles with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from Basic Black cardstock and adhering them over the stamped eyes, then using the retired White Gel Pen to highlight them (WHY did we get rid of those?)
  • I added the bear with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the circles and the circles to the base card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I cut the little bow tie from the same DSP and added it with a Rhinestone Jewel in the center.

 

That’s it!  Check over on SUO Challenges to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the cute and cuddly challenge this time!  Then come play along!

 

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Aug 13 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Swinging on a Star

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we plan on getting you to sing along with some “oldies, but goodies’. This week our song is “Swinging on a Star”…cards featuring a star theme!  Plenty of star images in the catalog, so it was hard to settle on which one to use!  I went with a bright birthday theme!

 

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Here are the details:

 

  • The base is5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Watermelon Wonder cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Stars embossing folder.
  • I used the Star Framelits to cut the Cucumber Crush Polka Dot Star (In Color Designer Paper) and the Gold Metallic Star.
  • The Yay! greeting from Confetti Celebrations was stamped with Watermelon Wonder Ink on Whisper White, then punched with Star Punch.
  • The stars were put together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added to the front.
  • The It’s Your Day greeting from Confetti Celebrations was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Watermelon Wonder cardstock, the punched with the new Classic Label Punch.
  • Some Rhinestones were added to the background!

 

Isn’t that a nice, bright birthday card?  OK, next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our August Mini Session that just OPENED! It’s not too late to join! And, take advantage of our Holiday Special…a free set of 4 cards using the new set, Star of Light, in the upcoming Holiday Catalog to help you get started on your Christmas Card ideas!

 

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August 2016 CollageWe just opened!  The August 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the Annual Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* 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!

Plus…as a HOLIDAY SPECIAL, get the set of 4 card ideas using Star of Light from the new Holiday Catalog to get a start on your Christmas card ideas!

 


Aug 11 2016

CCMC419 Flourishing Phrases

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to try this week!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

August 2016 CollageAND…today is the day!  The Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  It’s not too late to join!

The Create with Connie and Mary August 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the Annual Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

 

Plus…as a HOLIDAY SPECIAL, get a set of 4 Christmas card ideas using Star of Light from the new Holiday Catalog to get a start on your Christmas card ideas!

 

* 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!

 

Get the details and sign up over at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Here’s what I came up with…I took the sketch very literally!  lol!

 

CCMC419 Flourishing Phrases

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Crushed Curry cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Several different shapes of Festive Birthday Designer Paper were cut for the background layers.
  • The flower from Flourishing Phrases was stamped once with Crushed Curry Ink and once with Melon Mambo Ink on Whisper White cardstock then hand-cut out.  The leaves were stamped with Cucumber Crush Ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out.
  • The flower was assembled together with Stampin ‘Dimensionals and added to the front.
  • A Rhinestone Jewels sits in the center for a little sparkle and a few more were scattered in the background!
  • The greeting Hello from the stamp set was stamped with Tempting Turquoise Ink.

 

OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team and see what they did with the sketch this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…and don’t forget to sign up for our newest session (and did I mention the extra Star of Light Christmas Card set we did as a thank you to our subscribers?)  Get the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!