Aug 19 2015

August 2015 Tour de Freaks

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It’s time for a Holiday Catalog Preview Tour de Freaks brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers!  I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with using the products in the new Holiday Catalog (customers…you can begin ordering on September 1st!)  You probably just came from Dawn Olchefske’s blog...love her projects, don’t you?

 

I chose to do a Halloween theme for my Holiday Preview projects…I told you I bought ALL the Halloween stamps, didn’t I?  lol!  I can’t resist!  So…I made a decorative Halloween frame with a matching card using the fun set, Witches’ Night!  It goes with the Witching Decor Project Kit that I need to make up soon!

 

August 2015 Witches' Night
Here’s a closeup of the Halloween Frame:

August 2015 WItches' Night Frame

  • The shadowbox frame is 5 x 7 and I used two patterns from the Happy Haunting DSP in the background, with Black Glimmer Paper to hide the seam.  They were layered on Basic Black cardstock.
  • The Witches’ Night greeting was stamped twice…once with Tuxedo Black Ink and once with Tangelo Twist Ink, then cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  The center greeting of the Tangelo Twist one was cut out and adhered over the Black one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • BOO! from Boo To You Framelits was cut from Black Glimmer Paper and two googly eyes added to the OO!
  • And in the next photo you can see that I wrapped the precut Spider Web Doily around the outside edge of the frame, and hung a spider from Linen Thread from the web.

 

August 2015 Witches' Night Frame Web
And the card, I basically used all the same elements, cut down to card size…so you can see the dimension a little better here.

August 2015 Witches' Night card
So, do you like?  I’m happy with how they came out and can’t wait to put the frame in my holiday display this year!

Next up on the Tour de Freaks is Judy DiScipio, and I’m sure you’ll love her projects!  Then continue around the tour until you get back here!

 

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Aug 11 2015

Weekly Deals – August 11

Products at sale price are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  Only a certain quantity is set aside for sale!  Local people, I’ll have an order going in later tonight and tomorrow.  If you don’t have the Scallop Tag Topper Punch…you definitely will want to get it now!

 

 

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Here’s a little favor I did for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip 3D swap using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on each end.  More details CLICK HERE!

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Jul 27 2015

Ice Cream Bag Tags and Prize Wheel

First, I haven’t shown off my grandkids for a LONG while!  Here’s a photo from last night that I just couldn’t resist.  I love the expression on Quinn’s face as she looks at her cousin Carter playing!  Carter is 2 years old now and Quinn is 9 months!

 

Carter and Quinn
I remembered that I hadn’t shown you a couple things I made for the Create LIVE event that were lots of fun!  We had an Ice Cream theme going on and used Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  Here’s the bag tag I made for each of the participant’s bags they received at registration filled with their Make & Take projects!  I used the Tree Builder Punch and the Tree Punch for the cone (upside down).

Ice Cream Bag Tags
And here was the Prize Wheel…the triple colored cone was the All Attendee giveaway…a Stampin’ Foam Piercing Mat to use under the photopolymer stamps!

 

Prize Wheel
And…I made Mary and I and all the helpers a special name tag for the day using the Lots of Labels Framelit and chipboard covered with In Color Collections DSP for the background.

 

Name Tags
Aren’t those fun?  It really was a great day!

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Did you know?   Our July 2015 Mini Session premiered yesterday over on Create with Connie and Mary!  All 5 tutorials are available to download as soon as you subscribe!  For only $8.95 US, it’s a bargain.  Here are a few more details:

Need some ideas for new sets?  What some exclusive ideas that are not posted public?  Check out the new Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

July CollageA mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  Here’s what we did for July!

All this for only $8.95!  Projects will be available July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!


Jul 20 2015

In Colors Blossom Accents

The new In Color Blossom Accents are so fun.  I knew when I saw them that I would be re-creating a couple projects that I did a couple years ago for Convention.  Want to see?

 

The first is a pretty bracelet.  It actually has blank disks on it so that I could glue on the In Color Blossoms with Crystal Effects.  Very sturdy.  I’ve worn it several times already!  I like the multi-colored ones, but I’ve also made them in all one color!  The rhinestones in the center of the flowers really sparkle and attract attention (thanks Jan for that idea!)

 

Blossom Accents Bracelet
 

EDIT:  Since I’m getting a lot of requests, here is where I found the bracelet blanks.

http://www.rings-things.com/Products/Gluable-Bracelets-Disk-Loop-and-Square-Loop/

MANY years ago, a friend Dina made us some scissor charms.  I have used mine so much that it was quite bent out of shape, so decided that it was time to re-do mine.  I used earring hoops, some Swarovski crystals and a flat blank pendant charm to glue the In Color Blossom onto.  Now I can keep track of my scissors, too!

 

Blossom Accents Scissor Charm
 

Aren’t those fun and a different way to use our stamping accessories?

 

Summer15BadgeDid you see that Create with Connie and Mary is getting ready to start a new Mini Session soon?  We’ll be featuring a few sets in the new catalog…what’s the July Mini Session all about?

  • A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
  • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

Our FABULJuly CollageOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

  • July Mini session is available beginning on July 26th (and available for 1 year)
  • Cost is $8.95
  • Sets used for this collection
    • Made with Love
    • Cottage Greetings
    • Over the Rainbow
    • Awesomely Artistic
    • Garden in Bloom

Check out Create with Connie and Mary and sign up for the July Mini Session today!

 


Jun 24 2015

Hawaii Achievers June Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Grand Vacation achievers hop for June.  I’m so excited to be part of this talented group of Stampin’ Up! demos!  This month’s theme is PERFECT PAIRS.  We are excited to show off NEW Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalog AND pairing them with something we had previously from last year’s catalog. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Connie Babbert at INKspired Treasures, or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting my blog, Connie Babbert.

 

While I was in Hawaii, I picked up some of these cute Hawaii pens as a thank you for my Stamp Club members and hostesses.  Like usual, I didn’t think to photograph until I had already given a bunch of them out.  But, here’s what the group looks like of those remaining:

 

June Hawaii Blog Hop
And here is a closeup:

June Hawaii Blog Hop closeup
 

So…what is new and old on here?

 

  • I stamped the larger Flower Patch flower with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White and then the center with new Watermelon Wonder Ink.  It was cut out with the Flower Fair Framelit.
  • I added a new Perfect White Accent to the center of the flower.
  • The cello bag topper was cut 2 x 3-1/2 from new Mint Macaron cardstock.  The cardstock was slipped into the back of the Decorative Label Punch to get the decorative edge.
  • I stamped the leaves image from Kinda Eclectic with new Cucumber Crush Ink on top.
  • I used the Alphabet Rotary Stamp to spell out Mahalo (Thank You) inked with new Watermelon Wonder ink on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, then cut the flag end.
  • I added the pens to the 1 x 8 cello bag, then stapled the topper on it.

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Connie Babbert, so check the blog hop line up list below to see who is next in the list.  Have fun getting all kinds of inspiration on our blog hop!


Jun 19 2015

June 2015 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop

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Woohoo!  It’s time for the monthly Control Freaks Tour de Freaks blog hop!  Seems like a while since I did the blog hop since I missed May due to the Hawaii Incentive Trip!  Theme this month is NEW STUFF!  Yeah!  I can attest that I have some of that to share!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, love her ideas, don’t you?

 

Here’s my first project using the Cutie Pie Box Thinlit that I turned into a Christmas Tree box!  Wouldn’t this be fun to give someone filled with treats?

 

Tree Cutie Pie Box

  • I used Old Olive cardstock for the box and Chocolate Chip for the tree trunk.
  • The stripe pattern in the Merry Moments Designer Paper makes great “garland” for the tree and some decoration along the sides.
  • In between the garland are “ornaments” of Silver Sequins from the Sequin Trim.
  • At top is the new Star Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper and is added with a Stampin’ Dimensional to the top.
  • Very Merry is from And Many More stamp set and stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink, then punched with the new Washi Tape punch.
  • A couple Petite Flowers punched from Real Red are added to the side with a Silver Sequin in the center.

And, of course, I needed a matching card…all using the Cutie Pie Box Thinlet, too!

June 2015 Cutie Pie Thinlet card

  • The larger size is a tree FRAME with the DSP behind the opening.  I used the larger box size and the additional smaller size framelits to make a tree frame.  A few sequins were added for “ornaments”.
  • The smaller one is the framelit cut out out from the larger size and I decorated it like the box.  The flower is two Petite Petals Punches from the reverse side of the stripe DSP.
  • Merry Christmas is from the new set, Lots of Joy, stamped in Real Red.
  • The 3 1/2 x 4 Smoky Slate cardstock is embossed with the Elegants Dots Folder and adhered to the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, then the 4-1/4 x 11 base of Real Red cardstock.
  • Some 1/8″ Silver Ribbon hides the seam.
  • The trunks are just cut pieces of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

June 2015 Cutie Pie Thinlet
Aren’t they cute together and would make a nice little gift set for someone special!  OK…next up on the tour is Mindy Backes…I know you’ll love her projects, too!

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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!

 


Apr 24 2015

Petal Potpourri Box

I promised I’d share the directions on how to make the box I did for the Control Freaks Blog Hop this month!  We aren’t permitted to have extra “links” the first couple days of the tour so people don’t get off track on the tour.  But, finally I can share!  Here you go!

 

Petal Potpourri Favor Box
And here is a little tutorial I put together!  Enjoy!

Petal Potpourri Favor Box Tutorial

 

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SU!pplies:

Set:  Petal Potpourri

Inks:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe (retiring), Pistachio Pudding (retiring), Gold Metallic (retiring)

Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe (retiring), Garden Green, Whisper White

Accessories:  Gold Soiree DSP (retiring), 1/8″ Gold Metallic Ribbon, Party Pennants Die (retiring), Flower Medallion Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cello bag, White Stripe Ribbon, Pompom Trim

 

 

 


Feb 07 2015

Week 3 Blog Hop: Painted Petals Favor

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WOOHOO! It’s Saturday and over on Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 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 and card set projects if you are a subscriber!) You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her little favor, don’t you? Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Spring Collection 2015 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 3 on our Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015! This week was Card “Create”tions Week…sets of four cards using different stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog…a very popular week!  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, Painted Petals, for my card set this week that subscribers saw this past Thursday!  So, I’ve made a little favor you can make to go along with the card set for your class or gift!

Week 3 Blog Hop Painted Petals

 

Slip off the belly band and open it up to store your little treat!

 

Week 3 Blog Hop Painted Petals inside

I know you are going to want measurements, right?  Here you go!

 

  • The base is 3 1/2 x 11 Pistachio Pudding, scored at 3-3/4, 4-1/4, and 8-1/4, fold all scorelines inside towards the center.
  • Emboss the front panel (closest two the double score lines) with Spring Flowers folder.
  • On the edge closest to the single score line, push the Word Window punch in as far as it will go and punch the width needed for your treat.
  • Place a piece of Sticky Strip on that same end, place your treat, then press the Sticky Strip flap down to hold it in place.
  • On the front, add a 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Something Borrowed Designer Paper.
  • For the belly band, cut a 1 x 11 piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  Score at 5-1/4 and 5-3/4, wrap around base.  Add Sahara Sand Lace to bottom of front piece.
  • Pierce a hole on the open ends and place a Candy Dot Brad Base.  Add green Subtles Candy Dot to center.  Trim ends with a flag cut.
  • Cut second from smallest Oval with Oval Framelits from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp Thank You in Tuxedo Black Ink, the stems with Pistachio Pudding, the flowers with Crisp Cantaloupe and the dotted line with Calypso Coral.  Sponge around edges with Pistachio Pudding Ink.  Add to Belly Band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a Coastal Cabana bow and add to stems with Mini Glue Dot.

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used this week on their projects! Next up is Mary Brown!

 

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Feb 03 2015

Bouquet Bigz Die

Well, made it back safely from Leadership in Orlando on Saturday night.  I moved up my flight from Sunday due to all the snow that we were supposed to get.  Ended up not being much of anything…but I was glad I came home just in case.  I knew I probably wouldn’t have slept at all thinking about it anyway.  I also brought home a bad cold!  It hit me the first day I was there.  Two good nights of sleep and I’m feeling much better.

One of the fun things of Leadership is giving roommate and friend gifts.  Here’s what I made my roommate, Annette, with the new Bouquet Bigz Die!

Bouquet Bigs Die

It is a fun desk notepad that I decorated with a belly band and the big flower on top from the Bouquet Bigz Die in the Occasions Catalog.  Real Red, Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla cardstocks matched it PERFECTLY!

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I also made a matching bag tag for her Leadership bag so it didn’t get mixed up with the thousands of other bags!  I just used the smaller petals to make the smaller flower.

 

Tower of Terror small

I normally don’t do roller coasters or rides, mainly because of a bad experience on The Beast at Kings Island.  However, our Manager’s Reception was held at Disney World and I was roped into riding the Hollywood Tower of Terror!  Yikes!  But…I loved it so much that I rode it TWICE…the second time in front!  Great night!  These Mickey Mouse shaped Key Lime Shortbread Cookies were my favorite dessert, too!

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OK…guess that is enough for now!  Check back for more later!

 

And…donOCC15SpringCollectionBadge‘t forget!  Our new Spring Collection 2015 is just half-way over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!