Jan 21 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Masculine Birthday

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop with the Design Team!  Our theme this week is Masculine Birthdays!  I’m hoping for LOTS of inspiration as I find this category the hardest to design!

 

I used the new Nailed It stamp set in the Occasions Catalog for my card today!  I love it paired with the Urban Underground Designer Paper!  (This is my second card this week using this set, so if you missed our Thursday Challenge, make sure to go back and take a look!)  My Club Members will be making this card this month!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 Basic Black cardstock.
  • The measuring ruler in the Build It Framelits actually EMBOSSES the ruler…it is SO cool!  I used a strip of Gold Metallic Paper and the ruler Thinlet along the left edge.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Urban Underground DSP is placed on the front.
  • The largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit cuts a piece of Delightful Dijon Cardstock.  Happy Birthday from Designer Tee (FREE SAB set) is stamped with Memento Black Ink at the bottom of the oval.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hammer, screwdriver and wrench are stamped with Memento Black Ink on Very Vanilla and watercolored with Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate Markers and AquaPainter, then cut with the Build It Framelits.  They are adhered on the oval.

 

OK…make sure to continue on around the Blog Hop to see all the Design Team creations!  I can’t wait to get inspired!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our January Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session…it is a fantastic one!  Or you can go backwards to Melissa’s blog!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 19 2017

Control Freaks Jan 2017 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the January Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is ANYTHING from the Occasions or Sale-A-Brations catalog, so I just HAD to play along!  As you take the blog hop, you should get LOTS of great ideas!  You’ve probably just come from Julie Davison’s blog, aren’t her projects fun?  If you’ve arrived prior to the 20th, please note that not all links may be working correctly.

 

I think this sweet little stamp set, Perfect Mix, has been completely overlooked in the Occasions Catalog!  I couldn’t resist getting it…I’m a much better baker than cook!  I love to make candies, cookies, fun loaves of bread, package them up and give them away!  These tags or little notes would be perfect to include with the treat!   And, the notes themselves are all wrapped up in a cute little matchbook style package, so they would be a wonderful hostess gift all by themselves!

 

Here’s package closed:

 

 

And here  it is open so you can see how they tuck inside:

 

 

And here is the complete set for you to see!

 

 

Some details:

  • The Melon Mambo cardstock notes are cut 3 x 6, and scored at 3.
  • A 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Pop of Pink Designer Paper is adhered to the bottom of a 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Some 1/8″ Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in back, then the Whisper White layer added to the front of the Melon Mambo note.
  • The images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black Ink, use the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to color, then cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, and adhere to a larger Scallop Layering Circle of Melon Mambo.  Pop them up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The matchbook is 3-1/2 x 8 Basic Black, scored at 3-1/4, 3-1/2 and 7-1/4.  Staple the bottom close to the fold.  Add a 1/2 x 3-1/2 strip of coordinating Pop of Pink DSP to the front to hide the staple.
  • For the front, a 3-1/4 x 3 piece of Whisper White cardstock has a 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of DSP along the bottom.  The mixing bowl is stamped with Memento Black and cut out.  The greeting is offset on a larger Layering Circle, and the Scallop Layering Circle is cut from DSP.  A little 1/8″ Ribbon bow is added with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

OK…next up is Melissa Stout!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy her projects, too!  Continue around all the blog stops until you return here to complete the circle!

 

 

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Jan 19 2017

CCMC441 Nailed It

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a very fun sketch for you to try this week!

 

 

I used the new set, Nailed It with Urban Underground Designer Paper for my card this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Delightful Dijon cardstock.
  • Across the front is a 1/2 x 4 strip of Urban Underground DSP.
  • Two 2″ squares of Urban Underground Designer Paper were cut and had corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder and overlapped on the front.
  • A 1-3/4″ square of Basic Black cardstock was stamped using the screw from Nailed It and Whisper White Craft Ink and corners rounded and adhered on the front.
  • The “pocket” was punched with the Best Badge Punch from DSP, rounded at the bottom, then “stitching” added with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hammer, screwdriver and wrench from Nailed It Stamp Set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Smoky Slate and cut with the Build It Framelits, colored the handles with Delightful Dijon, and tucked in the pocket.
  • The centers of the bolts in the Build It Framelits were cut from Silver Metallic cardstock and used as accents in the background.
  • Nailed it was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team did with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…don’t forget to sign up for our January Mini Session!

The January 2017 Mini Session just opened…filled with lots of inspiration for your classes, stamp camps, clubs or gifts!   PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

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!  What a deal!

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Jan 17 2017

SUOC166 Sealed with Love

 

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges (SUOC166) is Embossing…heat or dry!  I wanted to use my new Falling Petals Embossing Folder…the little hearts are perfect for a Valentine card, 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 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock, angled on the front.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Real Red cardstock is embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.
  • The FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon 3/8″ Metallic Silver is wrapped around at an angle and tied with a knot (I’m LOVING this ribbon!)
  • Love Note greeting is stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Love Notes Framelits.  The envelope Framelit is cut from Sending Love Designer Paper.  Both are adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The small heart Framelit was cut from Red Glimmer Paper and added to the Love Note.

 

Again…I’m into angles right now…love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Team to see what they did with the Embossing theme this week.  Then grab your products and play along!

 

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Jan 14 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Birthday Celebrations

The theme this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Birthday Celebrations!  I JUST got my Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets in my order, so had to try them out!  I must admit…I didn’t know what several of the Thinlets were supposed to do, so had to look it up online.  Was SO glad I did because I got to make this card!

 

 

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.
  • At the bottom of the front a 3/4 x 4-1/4 strip of striped Party Animal Designer Paper was added.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Party Animal polka dot DSP was added to a layer of 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Pacific Point cardstock, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 2 x 4 and 2 x 3-1/2 pieces of Pacific Point and Crushed Curry with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets and then bows cut with the Thinlet from Tangerine Tango and Emerald Envy cardstock.
  • The “presents” were embossed with the Festive Embossing Folder and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Metallic Enamel Circles were added to the bows.
  • The banner from Balloon Adventures stamp set was stamped with Tangerine Tango and the greeting with Emerald Envy, handcut and added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lots of fun and festive for a birthday celebration, don’t you think?  OK…check out the rest of the Design Team to see what they did with the theme this week!  AND…check out the January 2017 Mini Session…we just released it this week!

 

The January 2017 Mini Session just opened…filled with lots of inspiration for your classes, stamp camps, clubs or gifts!   PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

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!  What a deal!

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Jan 12 2017

CCMC440 Sealed with Love

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Great colors this week…especially for Valentine’s Day coming up, but who knows what the Challenge Team did this week, right?  This is one of my favorite color combinations ANY time of year!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

Details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Sending Love Designer Paper.
  • Next is a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Across diagonally is a 1/4 x 4-3/4 piece of Real Red, cut off on both edges.
  • A 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  A 1-1/4 x 2 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the greeting from Sealed with Love in Memento Black and added to the tag.  The 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon is tied in a bow at the top of the tag.
  • The floral heart was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Real Red, then cut with the Love Notes Framelits and added to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The arrow was cut with the Framelits from Basic Black and slid thru the 3D heart.
  • Some Rhinestones were scattered in the background.
  • A Sending Love wood heart embellishment was added next to the tag.

 

I love all the angles on here!

 

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.  And…don’t forget to sign up for our January session…we JUST opened yesterday and it’s not too late to join!  We have a total of 14 step-by-step tutorials for only $8.95 US each month!

 

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Jan 11 2017

High Tide

Here’s a card I did for my Control Freaks swap last month!  I actually sat in the hospital and worked on these while waiting for my dad to get out of surgery.  It was nice having a project to concentrate on instead of thinking about it…as it took over 5 hours!  But, I’m very grateful he is finally home and doing good.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • At the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock, the ground was stamped with Delightful Dijon ink.
  • The lighthouse was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on top and the light was stamped with Delightful Dijon Ink.
  • Along the right side, a 1 x 5-1/4 piece of Urban Underground Designer Paper was adhered and Basic Black Baker’s Twine was wrapped around twice and adhered in the back to cover the seam.  It was adhered to the front of the base card.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink towards the top.
  • A couple grass images were stamped with Delightful Dijon on the ground image.

 

Overall, this was a pretty CAS design, but my mom loves lighthouses and I felt this was also a masculine friendly set, so I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it!  Hope you are inspired!

 

Now…what else would get you inspired?  How out a NEW session of Create with Connie and Mary using products from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  The January 2017 Mini Session just opened…filled with lots of inspiration for your classes, stamp camps, clubs or gifts!   PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

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!  What a deal!

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Jan 09 2017

Avant Garden

I recently participated in a swap and used the beautiful Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Avant Garden.  Since I’m tired of winter already, I cheered myself up by using some bright spring colors, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz!

 

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.
  • In two corners of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Peekaboo Peach, the speckle stamp was stamped several times with Peekaboo Peach Ink.
  • A 3 x 4 piece of Succulent Garden Designer Paper was added on top with a 1/4 x 4 strip of Basic Black cardstock across the front.
  • The largest Stitched Shapes circle was cut from Whisper White, then stamped the Avant Garden flower head with Peekaboo Peach Ink, the center with Memento Black Ink, the stem and leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink.
  • The greeting from Avant Garden was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • Some Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the stem with Mini Glue Dots.

 

I think it turned out SO pretty!  Want one for yourself?  This stamp set is available for FREE with a $50 order during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale!  Always a favorite time of year for me!  Click on the photos below to order from my online store!

 

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Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with project tutorials using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

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.

Now is the BEST time to sign up, so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available to download.  January edition opens on the 11th.

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Jan 07 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – It’s a Sale-A-Bration

Well, it has been a LONG process, but finally think my dad will get to go home today!  His quadruple by-pass surgery was December 6th…it has been a whole month of slow progress, setbacks and rehab.  He still has a lot of strength to gain back and will need home health nurses and PT/OT people to come to the house for a little while before he starts his formal cardiac rehab.  But…we are very thankful!  Thank you for your prayers!

 

WOOHOO  Sale-a-Bration has begun and the new Occasions Catalog is live!  How many of you would say this is your FAVORITE time of year?  Love getting FREE product with a $50 order, don’t you?  Stampin’ Up! has an awesome lineup of SAB products this year, too!

 

It is Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! This week’s theme is “It’s A Sale-A-Bration and  Design Team could choose to use what product to use!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Peekaboo Peach cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, I drew a pencil line across towards the top.  I lined up the flower image and stamped three times across the top of the line with Peekaboo Peach Ink and twice under the line (flower upside down).
  • The centers were stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink.
  • The sprinkles were stamped off with Tip Top Taupe Ink.
  • The 1/8″ Whisper White Ribbon in the Occasions Catalog was placed across the front down the pencil line and adhered in the back.
  • The greeting from Avant Garden was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the second from smallest Layering Oval Framelit, then adhered to the second from smallest scallop Layering Oval of Basic Black cardstock.  They are popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

SUPER easy card, but I really love how it turned out!  Continue on the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop to check out the details for our January Mini Session on the Create website, then continue around to Mary Brown’s and the Design Team’s blogs to see what they have done for you this week…or go backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 05 2017

CCMC439 Sealed with Love

Welcome back!  This week’s challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary is a fun sketch challenge!  I know I’ll be using this one again!

Here’s my card:

 

 

I knew I wanted to use the Sealed with a Kiss greeting and the lips (so fun!)  The rest just came together pretty quickly!

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The first pattern in Sending Love DSP is 2-1/4 x 4-3/4.  The second pattern on top is 2-1/2 x 3-3/4.  Both are adhered to the Whisper White layer.
  • A piece of Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon is placed across the front and adhered in back.
  • Sealed with a Kiss from Sending Love is stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White and cut with the Layering Circles Framelit, the background scallop circle is cut from Basic Black.
  • The lips were stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and punched with the 1″ circle punch, then adhered to the Layering Scallop Circle cut from Basic Black.
  • The envelope was cut from the Love Notes Framelits from Real Red, folded closed with Mini Glue Dots.  The small Sending Love wood embellishment was added with a Mini Glue Dot.

That’s it!  Check out the rest of the Design Team ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

 

Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • 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!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Great deal for only $8.95 per month!

Now is the BEST time to sign up, so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

 

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