Nov 01 2014

Week 3: White Christmas with Aurora Lights

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used in Week 3 with another BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 3 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are doing four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I’ve been wanting to use this White Christmas stamp set and do some aurora lights in the background.  It is on my bucket list to see the lights up close and personal one day.  I did see them when I was younger from a far distance, but I want to be CLOSE!

 

White Christmas

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 x 10, folded in half to make a 5×5 square card.
  • I cut a 4 x 4 3/4 layer of Pool Party cardstock, and layered a 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 piece of All is Calm Designer Paper along the left side.  I used the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon to hide the seam and wrapped it around the back to adhere.
  • On a 4×4 piece of Whisper White, I stamped the trees with Early Espresso Ink, then filled them in with the Early Espresso Marker.
  • I stamped the trees again on scrap copy paper and cut a mask to lay over the snowy ground.  Then I sponged Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Island Indigo Inks above the snow line.
  • I stamped the snowflakes with White Craft Ink all over the sponged area.
  • The polar bear was stamped with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and cut out.  I added a little Pool Party Marker to him for shadows and placed him on the snow.  I added the star with Tuxedo Black and colored with the Gold Marker.
  • Thinking of You at Christmas was stamped with Island Indigo in the upper right corner.
  • I layered the stamped Whisper White on a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Island Indigo cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added a Blushing Bride Button tied with White Bakers Twine to the upper left side.

I LOVE how this turned out!  Hope you like it, too!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Oct 31 2014

Tee Hee Hee meets Cutie Pie

Happy Halloween!  It was Beggar’s Night last night for us and I was afraid I would run out of candy!  I bought 10 bags of different candy bars and we only have 2 candy bars left in the basket.  Well, my hubby and I may have sneaked 1-2 for ourselves!  That’s why I never buy candy early!  Speaking of Cutie Pies…how about pictures of my grandkids in their costumes?

 

Carter with mom and dad in his puppy dog outfit.  We’ll see him tonight for more trick or treating at the mall.

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Quinn with her “Daddy’s Under a Spell” costume…can’t believe she is 3 weeks old as of yesterday!  She’s my cutie pie!  I get to see her and snuggle today, too!

Quinn Halloween 2014 small

And here’s a Halloween card that one of my downline sent me.  I love how her mind works…so creative!  She combined the Tee Hee Hee stamp set with the “retired” Cutie Pie stamp set.  I’m still hoping that they bring that one back since I have a grand-daughter now!  I have the current boy set that matches!  She cut down the Circle Card Thinlet to a smaller size and used the Motley Monsters DSP with it, too.

Tee Hee Hee Cutie Pie

And here is the inside.  (I scrubbed out her note to me on the inside, that is why it looks a little weird.)   Isn’t that fun?  One of the best things about the Tee Hee Hee stamp set is that “all about the shoes” greeting and witch’s boots and love how she pulled this all together!

 

Tee Hee Hee Cutie Pie 2

Tomorrow (Saturday) we have another Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop, so make sure you stop back!

 

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Oct 30 2014

CCMC327 Beauty of the Season

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  This time it is a FUN sketch, I loved using it to create my card!

 

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Here’s what I did.  The cardinal in this Beauty of the Season is so large, I cut it down a little by using the Oval Framelit.

 

 

CCMC327 Beauty of the Season

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Soft Sky.
  • A diagonal piece of Nordic Noel Designer Paper was layered on top.
  • Next a 1″ strip of the stripe from Nordic Noel DSP was placed horizontally across the front.
  • The Beauty of the Season cardinal image was stamped with Tuxedo Black and Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Blendabilities were used to color him in.
  • He was cut out with the Oval Framelit and the Oval edges were sponged with Soft Sky Ink.  The oval was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To finish it off, the greeting from Good Greetings Hostess Set was stamped with Real Red on a strip of Whisper White and cut on an angle.
  • The Real Red Woven Ribbon was tied with Linen Thread and placed on the front with Mini Glue Dots.  Three pearls were colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and placed above the angled cut DSP.

 

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

 

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Oct 27 2014

Cheerful Christmas

I think this pattern in Nordic Noel is a little busy, so I struggled with how to use it with the Cheerful Christmas stamp set.  I ended up cutting out the Window Frame Framelit from the center and went from there!  I do like how it turned out!

 

Christmas Cheer

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Real Red, folded in half.
  • I cut the Window Frame Framelit from the middle of a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Nordic Noel Designer Paper.
  • On a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White, the medallion image from Cheerful Christmas was inked with Real Red, then a Garden Green Marker was used on the pine needles and then stamped.
  • The stamped Whisper White image was placed on the front of the Real Red, then the Designer Paper was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it raised above the stamped image.
  • In the center of the medallion is a Nordic Button.
  • The round ornament image was stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and cut out.  It was layered on a 1 3/8″ punched Circle of Real Red.  At the top, a bow from White Bakers Twine was added, and a Rhinestone Jewel was placed in the center.
  • Merry & Bright from the FREE Hostess Set, Good Greetings (special ends this month!), was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Garden Green, cut with a flag end and added between the ornament and the circle on the front of the card!

I ended up loving this layout and will definitely use it again!

 

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just begun our Week 3 of the Holiday Collections 2014 over on Create with Connie and Mary and it’s not too late to join!  Don’t miss out on joining us for some FABULOUS ideas using Christmas and Winter stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project tutorials with full directions and photos!

 

 


Oct 25 2014

Week 2 Blog Hop: Christmas Bauble

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 2 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are doing four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I used Stampin’ Up!’s single stamp, Christmas Bauble for my card since I used it on my fun project this past week!  I really wanted the ornament to look “shiny”, so I used Cherry Cobbler and Calypso Coral Blendabilities to shade it.  The Gold Glimmer paper and Gold 1/8″ Ribbon really make it sparkle!

 

Christmas Bauble

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock folded in half to make the base.
  • Along the right side is a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack.
  • I added a 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Gold Glimmer Paper to hide the seam.
  • I cut a 3 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White and adhered it towards the bottom left side.
  • Holiday Cheer from Cheerful Tags was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • The ornament was stamped with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then colored with Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Blendabilities.  I added some White Gel Pen highlights.
  • I punched a 1/8″ hole in the ornament handle and threaded the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon thru the hole to the back of the ornament and adhered to the back of the Whisper White.
  • The ornament was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added some banner strips on the right side of the ornament from Trim the Tree DSP and Gold Glimmer Paper.

I love how it turned out!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Oct 23 2014

CCMC326 Four Feathers

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  We have a beautiful color challenge for you to try this week!

 

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So here is what I did with it!  Even though feathers aren’t technically Christmas themed, I bet we see a lot of feathers in holiday decorating this year!  I grabbed the snowflake pattern in All Is Calm Designer Paper to go along with my feathers.

 

CCMC326 Four Feathers

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I added a 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 strip of the snowflake pattern in All Is Calm DSP.
  • I punched the Ribbon Border Punch strip from Mossy Meadow and tucked it slightly under the DSP so only one side of the scalloped edge showed.
  • I stamped the feathers with Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and embossed the large one with Silver Embossing Powder, cut them with the Feather Framelits and adhered them to the Whisper White with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used a piece of 1/8 Silver Ribbon and tied a bow and added it to the feathers with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Celebrate the Season is from Endless Wishes stamp set and stamped with Lost Lagoon.
  • Finally, I added a little bling with some Frosted Silver Sequins.

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some beautiful cards!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Oct 21 2014

SUOC108 Freaky Friends

The theme over on SUO Challenges this week is “The Treat’s the Thing”.  Of course, so close to Halloween, I naturally thought of Halloween treats so made my little holder with Stampin’ Up!’s Freaky Friends!  Can you tell what I used?  Yep!  I used a portion of the Curvy Keepsake Box!  Isn’t that fun?

 

SUOC108 Freaky Friends

Here are the details:

  • I used Tangerine Tango cardstock and cut two pieces that were about 3 1/2″ wide and cut just the side of the box that had the loop handle at the top.
  • I trimmed the bottom of both pieces so that I could overlap and adhere them.
  • I used the Large Polka Dot Folder and embossed both sides with it.  Inside the large circles, I stamped the eyes from Freaky Friends with Tuxedo Black Ink on the front and back.
  • I punched a moon with the 1 3/4″ circle punch from Crushed Curry cardstock and sponged Tangerine Tango Ink around the edges, then stamped Ghoulish Greetings with Tuxedo Black Ink on it.
  • I stamped the cat and two bats with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then cut them out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To close, I tied Black Bakers Twine around it and tied a bow.
  • The holder will hold 1 or 2 mini candy bars like shown!

Isn’t this a fun and spooky treat holder???  I love using that Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet in a little different way!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations over on SUO Challenges!

 

 


Oct 19 2014

October 2014 Tour de Freaks – For All Things

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Woohoo!  It’s time for the October Tour de Freaks…brought to you from the Control Freak Swappers!  Our theme this time is Gratitude and Fall.  I know the tree colors in Ohio are gorgeous right now!  Love those Sugar Maple Trees!  You may have just come from Melissa Davies’ blog…weren’t her projects fun?  If you have arrived prior to the 20th, not all links may be working yet.

 

October 2014 For All Things

 

I decided to use For All Things stamp set from the Holiday Catalog along with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for my projects, with touches of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper.  The first thing is a Bag-a-loupe made from the Polka Dot Tag a Bags.  I added the fan fold at the top and secured it with some Linen Thread.  Yes, to get into the bag, they will need to cut or tear (gasp!) the bag!  Those little wood accents I tied on the tag are just the perfect touch, aren’t they?

 

 

October 2014 For All Things bag

The leaves were stamped in Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry…perfect fall colors!

 

October 2014 For All Things card

The base of the card is Mossy Meadow with a Crumb Cake layer.  The tag is cut from Soft Suede.  I used the Color Me Autumn Designer Paper for accents.

 

Ok, make sure to continue around the tour.  Next stop is Heidi Baks…she has some wonderful ideas!

 

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Oct 18 2014

Week 1 Blog Hop: Partridge & Pears

 

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 1 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are doing four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I used Stampin’ Up!’s stamp set, Partridge & Pears, for my card this week since I used it on my fun project!  I ended up doing a really COOL technique with it, too!  It changed the color of the bird from Night of Navy to almost a Marina Mist color!  I love that it has such a contrast!  And, even though the base card is square, with the topper it still fits in a normal sized envelope.

Partridge and Pears

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Night of Navy folded in half to make the square base.
  • On top is a 4 x 4 square of All Is Calm Designer Paper in the Smoky Slate medallion pattern.
  • On a 3  x 3 1/2 piece of Night of Navy, I used Versamark and embossed the Partridge & Pears image with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • To get the lighter color on the Partridge, I put a couple drops of White Craft Ink on a plastic sheet and added a couple drops of water.  I used an AquaPainter to whitewash the partridge bird.  I loved how it lightened it!
  • The Night of Navy cardstock was layered on a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper using Monoadhesive Liquid Glue.
  • I added the top portion to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Along the bottom, I cut a 1 x 4 piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting with Night of Navy ink.  I tied the Night of Navy Seam Binding around and tied a knot.

It is so shimmery and sparkly in real life!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Oct 16 2014

CCMC325 Get Your Santa On

Yeah!  It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  This time it is a fun sketch challenge!

 

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And here is my card using the fun set, Get Your Santa On!  I decided to flip my sketch so it lined up with my stamped image better.

 

CCMC325 Get Your Santa On

And…the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Garden Green cardstock.
  • A Real Red Circle was cut with the Circle Framelits and placed in the background.
  • Across the top of the circle is a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of Nordic Noel Designer Paper (I love that stripe!)
  • I cut a 2 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White and stamped the Santa suit from Get Your Santa On with Memento Black Ink.  I cut it with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  The suit was colored with the Cherry Cobbler & Smoky Slate Blendabilities Markers.
  • Across the top of the tag, I stamped JOY with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • I tied a piece of Real Red Woven Ribbon thru the tag hole, then tied it with Basic Black Bakers twine in a bow.  I added the tag to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped Get Your Santa On greeting with Tuxedo Black Ink on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White and cut a flag end.  I added the Santa Hat, colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities above the greeting with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Finally, a trio of Rhinestones was placed in the circle for a little extra bling.

CUTE if I must say so myself!!!  That set is just darling!

 

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have JUST begin our Holiday Collections 2014 over on Create with Connie and Mary and it’s not too late to join!  Don’t miss out on joining us for some FABULOUS ideas using Christmas and Winter stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project tutorials with full directions and photos!