Jun 24 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Black & White

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Black & White” designs for their cards this week.  With all the beautiful colors of ink and paper that Stampin’ Up! has, it is sometimes nice to go with a sophisticated black and white look…although I think mine turned out more whimsical than sophisticated!  lol!

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the new Garden Trellis embossing folder across the top portion.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper was added to the bottom of the Whisper White, then Black Baker’s Twine wrapped around several times and tied in a bow.
  • The trio of pens and crafting everyday greeting from Crafting Forever were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a 2 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered on 2-1/4 x 4-1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Black & White cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our June Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! We are NOW OPEN! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jun 22 2017

CCMC463 Colorful Seasons

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge! It’s a Case the Catalog challenge again this week!

 
 

For my “case the catalog”, I chose to use the layout again this week…along with the delightful Colorful Seasons stamp set.  There are just SO many things you can do with this one set!  But I especially LOVE the large “just breathe” stamp!  Again, so many uses for it…cheer someone up, or just because!  This card I think is much prettier than it photographed, too!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base  is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky, placed slightly on an angle.
  • Next is a 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper on an angle.
  • A strip of Navy Gingham Ribbon goes across the front and is secured in the back of the Soft Sky layer.
  • Just breathe was stamped with Night of Navy ink on a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White, then angled on the front of the card.
  • The large leaf was stamped with Night of Navy Ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and the small leave was stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink on Whisper White, both were cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a few small Rhinestones were scattered on the front for a little bit of bling!

 

LOVE how it turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary! And while you are there…don’t forget to sign up for our JUNE MINI SESSION that just started!

 

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95!

 

See details and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary website!

 

 


Jun 20 2017

SUOC177 Star of Light

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Patriotic Colors”. I wanted to use a brand new set, but nothing was inspiring me…then I saw the Christmas set, Star of Light, and decided the stars would work well for my patriotic card this week…either as stars or fireworks!  I love when I can use sets for something different than what they were intended!

 

 

Here’s my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Night of Navy cardstock was added across the front with a 1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper added on top.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, the large star image was stamped with Real Red and Night of Navy Ink.  The smaller single star with Real Red Ink a couple times, and the small trio of stars with Night of Navy Ink.  It was added to the front.
  • The base Real Red cardstock also has the trio of stars stamped with Night of Navy Ink in the corners.
  • Let’s Celebrate from Confetti Celebrations was inked with Real Red and Night of Navy Markers, then stamped on Whisper White and punched with the Pretty Label Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few more stars were added with Night of Navy Ink.
  • In the center of the stars/fireworks…whatever you think they are…are a couple small Clear Faceted Gems to make them sparkle!

What can you do with the Patriotic theme this week? Hard to believe that 4th of July will be here SOON!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Jun 17 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Pink

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Our Favorite Pink” this week.  This challenge was a little harder for me, there are SO many pinks that I love!  I went with my new favorite…Berry Burst!  But…ask me next week and my favorite might be different!  I also used the new stamp set, Oh So Eclectic…such pretty flowers!

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Berry Burst cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Fresh Florals Designer Paper was added to the right side of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist Woven Ribbon was placed along the edge of the DSP to hide the seam and adhered in the back of the Whisper White.
  • The flowers were stamped with Berry Burst Ink on Whisper White, the centers with Crushed Curry Ink, and the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, then all cut with the Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies.
  • Oh Hello Friend was stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White and punched with the Pretty Label Punch.
  • The label, flowers and leaves were added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Favorite Pink cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! We are NOW OPEN! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jun 15 2017

CCMC462 – Pocketful of Sunshine

Edit:  OK…who noticed I had the wrong name in the title of my blog????  lol!

 

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge! It’s a Case the Catalog challenge again this week!  I have to admit…my new catalog order sat here for TWO WHOLE DAYS before I opened it!  I know!  Just too many distractions around the house.  But, I finally got to play with some new stuff!

 

 

For my “case the catalog”, I chose to use the layout again this week.  It turned out pretty fun using the new Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Old Olive cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • A 3 x 4-3/4 panel of Soft Sky cardstock was added on top.
  • Next a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Coffee Break Designer Paper was cut with a flag end.  Some White Baker’s Twine was wrapped around it and tied in a bow, then added to the front.
  • To make the “denim” color, I used some Marina Mist cardstock and ran my Night of Navy Ink Pad over top in both directions.  Have to do it lightly or you’ll get a blob of color when it sticks to the cardstock!  lol!
  • I stamped the pocket sewing and detail with Early Espresso Ink and cut the pocket from the “denim” with the Pocket Framelit.   I folded on the score lines and added it to the front.
  • Two circle Gold Metallic Enamel Dots topped the corners.
  • The money was stamped with Garden Green Ink on Old Olive cardstock and cut with the Framelit.  The tab was cut from Early Espresso cardstock and added under the pocket.
  • It’s Your Day from Big On Birthdays was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Soft Sky cardstock, then cut.  The coordinating Coffee Break DSP was also cut the same way.  Both were adhered to the pocket.

That’s it! Pretty simple! Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary! And while you are there…don’t forget to sign up for our JUNE MINI SESSION that just started!

 

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 per month!

 

See details and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary website!

 

 

 

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Jun 11 2017

Daisy Delight

I used the wonderful Daisy Delight Bundle for my card today.  Along with me, everyone else must have loved it because it is currently out-of-stock at Stampin’ Up!  But, hopefully my customers will be able to order it soon!

 

 

I followed along with the sketch challenge this week on Freshly Made Sketches FMS291.  Loved the simple design!  It has been SOOOOOO long since I played along, but I do get their email every week, so not sure what my excuse is!  lol!

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The Delightful Daisy DSP was cut into two pieces, 1 x 3-1/4 and 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 and adhered to the front with a little space as shown in the sketch.
  • The daisy from Daisy Delight was stamped with Flirty Flamingo Ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock (twice), then watercolored with a little Flirty Flamingo Ink over top.  Both were punched with the Daisy Punch.
  • The center was stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink on Whisper White and hand cut out.  They were adhered together and added to the front of the card with stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The “hello” greeting from Eastern Beauty stamp set was stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink below the DSP.

 

That’s it!!!  Super simple…with being so disorganized from the move, simple is about the most I can do!  lol!

 

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TODAY’S THE DAY!  Create with Connie and Mary has opened the June 2017 Mini Session!  Check our website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION.  It’s not too late to sign up!

 

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!
  • Get a BONUS project tutorial when you sign up for both June & July!
  • Check out Create with Connie and Mary for more details!

 

 

 

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Jun 10 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New In Color

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Our Favorite New In Color” this week.  Hands down…my favorite new In Color is Lemon Lime Twist!!!  I love the neon greens!  In fact, I still have Kiwi Kiss and Lucky Limeade in my collection!  So, I was VERY happy to see our new Lemon Lime Twist color!

 

My dad’s 80th birthday was on June 2nd, so I made this card for him (and lost it for a while in the move!)  I thought I was going to have to recreate it.  But, then we finally found my box of finished cards…whew!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
  • A length of Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon was wrapped to the back and adhered.
  • The Whisper White layer was added to a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Basic Black for a nice border.  Then added to the base card.
  • The number 80 was cut with the Layered Numbers Framelits from Basic Black cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals right above the ribbon.
  • The dotted balloon was stamped twice with Lucky Lime Twist on Whisper White and the Hooray with Memento Black Ink, then punched with the Balloon Builder Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The strings were hand-drawn with the Basic Black Marker (wished I would have used the fine tip!!!)
  • Another bit of Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon was tied in a knot, then cut and added as a bow on the strings.

That’s it!  Love how easy it is to personalize our cards for someone very special!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Favorite In Color cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop!

 

Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! We start TOMORROW! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 08 2017

CCMC461 Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Yeah!!!  My FIRST card created in my new home!  Wow…it has been a process, for sure!  My poor husband has about worn himself out helping me find things buried in the basement!  But, I’ve finally found enough stuff that I can make cards again!  lol!  Still need to order my cabinets, they will take 8 weeks to get installed…and that is on an expedited schedule!

 

But, it’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It’s a Case the Catalog challenge again this week!

 

 

I chose to use the layout as my inspiration this week!  The new Powder Pink In Color is so soft and pretty!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Powder Pink, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The open scroll flower from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped with Powder Pink Ink randomly in the background.  I also used the speckles from Timeless Texture stamp set.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Powder Pink Fresh Florals was added to the front, with a 1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Fresh Fig Cardstock partially behind it.  A 1/4 x 5 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was placed across the front.
  • It’s Your Day from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped with Fresh Fig Ink on Whisper White and punched with the new Pretty Label Punch.
  • Another flower was stamped with Powder Pink Ink on Powder Pink cardstock, then cut out.  Two leaves were stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and cut out.  They were added to the front of the label.

That’s it!  Pretty simple!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And while you are there…don’t forget to sign up for our JUNE MINI SESSION that is starting soon!

 

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

 

See details and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary website!

 

 

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Jun 06 2017

SUOC176 Colorful Seasons

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Out in the Garden”. Love the Colorful Seasons stamp set because of all the seasons represented.  And, when I think of a garden, I think of a nice chair and beautiful flowers.  I combined both on my card and used the new In Color, Berry Burst!  My Stamp Clubs loved this card last month!

 

 

Here’s my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Berry Burst cardstock, a 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Fresh Florals DSP was adhered along the bottom.
  • On the 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White, the tree limb from Colorful Seasons was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and the flowers in Berry Burst Ink.
  • The greeting from Colorful Seasons was stamped with Early Espresso Ink towards the left side.
  • The chair was cut with the Thinlet from Early Espresso cardstock and added to the front.
  • The drink was stamped with Berry Burst next to the chair.

That’s it!!!  SUPER simple, but yet love the look!  What can you do with the Out in the Garden theme? We love to see! And don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Jun 03 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Color Blue

But, it’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Our Favorite Blue Color” this week.  Although I’m certainly not wishing the summer away, I do LOVE Soft Sky and it naturally pairs with snowflakes.  While this card layout isn’t terribly creative (remember, I’m in the middle of a move!), I did use the pretty snowflakes in the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and one of the new embossing folders, Oh My Stars.  I felt they resembled snowflakes, too!

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The top half of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.
  • At the bottom, the greeting from Flurry of Wishes was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • The snowflakes from Seasonal Layers Thinlets were cut from Whisper White cardstock, covered with Clear Wink of Stella, and added to the front of the card.
  • Rhinestone jewels were added to the centers.

That’s it!  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!  LOVE those new snowflake thinlets!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Favorite Blue cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION.  Time to sign up!  We will be starting SOON!  Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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