Jun 25 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Sweet Sugarplum

CreateBannerSU16Badge2
 

It’s Saturday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  The past few weeks we have been featuring the new In Colors!  Aren’t they SOOOOO pretty?  I love them all!  This week it is Sweet Sugarplum’s time to be featured!

Sitting Here
 

I had this image already stamped and sitting on my desk from a class I did this week.  I decided to finish it up into a new card with Sweet Sugarplum to fit this week’s theme!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, folded in half and rounded the bottom corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch.
  • On top is a 2 x 5-1/2 piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper across the center.
  • On top is a 4 x 4 piece of Whisper White stamped with the Sitting Here stamp set swing in Basic Black Archival Ink.  It is watercolored with Chocolate Chip Marker.  The cushion of the swing is colored in stripes of Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.
  • The leaves from Sheltering Tree were stamped with Old Olive Ink along the top of the Whisper White, then the corners were rounded with the Corner Punch.
  • The pillow is stamped with Sweet Sugarplum Ink on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, then cut out.  The cat is stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White, colored with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake (like my cat, Bleach!), then cut out and placed on the cushion.  The cardinal is stamped on the back of the swing with Memento Black Ink and colored with Real Red Marker.
  • A piece of Sweet Sugarplum ruffled ribbon is tied in a knot and added to the swing with a Mini Glue Dot!

 

OK…continue on to Mary’s blog to see what she did with the Sweet Sugarplum color this week, or you can reverse to see Melissa’s creation!

 

CreateBannerFSU16HopPreviousCreateBannerSU16HopNext
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save


Jun 23 2016

CCMC412 Jar of Love

I was SO happy to see the stamp set Jar of Love and coordinating Framelits in the new catalog!  You may have noticed that I use those type images in my blog header frequently!  Love them!  These are especially fun to play with, but for my first card, I used the smallest jar and small flowers!

 

CCMC412
 

We have a FUN color challenge this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…and I pulled this set out to use!  The colors and striped paper just remind me of a candy store for some reason!  Jennifer and I had the same general idea this week!

 

CCMC412 Jar of Love
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Blushing Bride, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, I placed a 3-1/2 x 4 piece of Pool Party cardstock, then added 1/2″ x 4″ strips of Watermelon Wonder In Color Patterns Designer Paper along the sides.
  • Whisper White cardstock is cut with the new Layering Oval Framelit and the bushy leaves stamped with Pool Party Ink along the top side.
  • The jar was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, the bow with Watermelon Wonder, the water with stamped off Pool Party, then the stems with Pool Party Ink.  The jar cut with the Everyday Jar Framelit and was added to the Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flower solids were stamped with Blushing Bride, then Watermelon Wonder Ink detail on top and cut out with the Everyday Jar Framelits.  Tiny pearls are in the centers of the larger flowers.  The small flowers were stamped with Pool Party, cut out and Watermelon Wonder Marker filled in the center.  They were popped up and added above the jar with the new Foam Strip Adhesive…perfect for cutting small pieces and they are thicker than the Dimensionals.
  • A Pearl was added to the knot in the bow.
  • Finally, the greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a scrap of Blushing Bride cardstock, cut with a flag end and tucked under the jar.

LOVE it!  OK, make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.

 

Save


Jun 21 2016

SUOC151 Flourishing Phrases

Time for another Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge!  This week we are using our favorite new designer paper or colored cardstock!  I just HAD to use this print in the Fruit Stand Designer Paper package…I almost hated to cut into it, but I love the bright cheerful colors in it!  And now I HAVE to buy the coordinating stamp set because I love the DSP so much!

 

SUOC151 Flourishing Phrases

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 2 x 5-1/4 strip of the Fruit Stand DSP was added to the top.  Tucked under the top is the border cut from Basic Black cardstock with the Flourish Thinlets.
  • The flower from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Crushed Curry on scrap Whisper White and hand cut out.
  • The center lacy piece is cut with the Flourish Thinlet and added to the center of the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  In the center of that is the In Color Enamel Shape in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The leaves were stamped with Garden Green and cut by hand, then tucked under the flower.
  • Thank You greeting from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

OK…check out the rest of the design team over on SUO Challenges to see what their favorite new DSP or cardstock color is!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Save

Save

Save

Save


Jun 18 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Emerald Envy

CreateBannerSU16Badge2It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring the new In Colors…and Emerald Envy is up this week!

 

I knew I wanted to do some type of floral card…so pulled out the Falling Flowers stamp set and May Flowers Framelit Dies to use!

 

Falling Flowers

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Emerald Envy, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a strip of Playful Palette Washi Tape is added to the left side and a 1 x 4 piece of Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack is added to the bottom.
  • The floral stem from Falling Flowers is stamped above the DSP with Emerald Envy Ink and the flower buds colored with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Markers and leaves with Emerald Envy Marker.
  • Some Emerald Envy Thick Twine is wrapped around and tied in a bow.
  • The Falling Flowers flower is stamped with Memento Black Ink twice on Daffodil Delight cardstock, then cut with the May Flowers Framelits.  The inside portion of the second flower was added on top of the full flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the edges were sponged with Flirty Flamingo Ink.  The center is colored with Flirty Flamingo Marker.
  • Three leaves were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Emerald Envy cardstock, then cut with the May Flowers Framelits.
  • The flower was placed on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves tucked under the flower.

OK…next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our fabulous projects in the June 2016 Mini Session, then continue around to the rest of the designers…or go backwards to see what Melissa has done!

 

 

CreateBannerFSU16HopPrevious

CreateBannerSU16HopNext

 

 

 

 

 


Jun 16 2016

CCMC311 Confetti Celebration

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We used a fun sketch this week.

CCMC411

I decided to let the Playful Palette DSP do most of the work on my card and combined it with the Confetti Celebrations word art stamp set and Layered Squares Framelits!

 

CCMC411 Confetti Celebration

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Emerald Envy, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla.
  • The Playful Palette DSP was cut with the Scalloped Layered Square Framelits, I used one print for two squares and then flipped it over to the other side for the other two.
  • Hooray from Confetti Celebrations was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Emerald Envy, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • It’s Your Day was stamped with Memento Black on a 3/8″ strip of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and cut with a flag end.
  • A bow was made from the Emerald Envy Thick Twine and some Rhinestones are scattered on the front.

 

June 2016 CollageOK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some different looks with this sketch!  And…also find out more about our June 2016 Mini Session…we just opened earlier this week and are using stamp sets and products from the new 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

 

 

 

 

 


Jun 15 2016

Painter’s Palette

Lots of crazy things going on here…birthdays, husband in the hospital…hoping things have finally settled down a little!  It has been a LONG while since I’ve spent some quality time in my studio actually creating!

 

One of the fun things about the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trips is swapping with others who have earned the trip.  This was my Mediterranean Cruise swap this year!  I love the colors in the Playful Palette DSP Stack.

 

Painter's Palette 2

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Emerald Envy cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 3 x 5-1/2 piece of Very Vanilla, the easel from Painter’s Palette was stamped with Memento Black Ink towards the bottom right side.
  • The speckles were stamped with Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum inks diagonally across the front and the Very Vanilla piece adhered to the base card.
  • A 1/2 x 5-1/2 strip of Playful Palette DSP was added to hide the seam.
  • The Birthday greeting from Painter’s Palette was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Peekaboo Peach and cut with the Scallop Square Layered Framelits, then placed on the easel with Stampin’ Dimensinals.
  • The Petite Flower was punched from Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and added to the front with a Perfect White Accent in the center.

 

I think it is lots of fun, even though I was working with limited new product items back in early May!

 

Want some more fun ideas?

June 2016 Collage

It’s not too late to join!  The Create with Connie and Mary June 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW 2016-17 Catalog!  We just opened on June 11th!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 

 

 

 

Save


Jun 13 2016

Marquee Messages

Happy Birthday to me!!!!  Had a wonderful start to my day after going strawberry picking with my grandson this morning!  I think he ate as many as he picked!  lol!  It was fun!

 

Carter strawberry picking

 

So, thought I’d feature Marquee Messages to celebrate my big day on my blog today…

 

Marquee Messages

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Night of Navy cardstock.
  • A 1 x 5 strip of Calypso Coral has the Triple Banner Punched on both ends and placed in the middle of the card.
  • The Marquee Messages sign was stamped three times with Night of Navy Ink.  Once on the base Whisper White, then the Birthday banner on Calypso Coral and cut out then placed on the Whisper White, the arrow on Night of Navy cardstock and cut out.
  • It’s Your was colored with Daffodil Delight and the lines on the left colored with Calypso Coral markers.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella pen is highlighting the dots on the arrow and the star on the Birthday greeting.

 

Fun, isn’t it?  I love the color combination and a great card to celebrate my birthday!

 

June 2016 Collage

 

It’s not too late to join!  The Create with Connie and Mary June 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW 2016-17 Catalog!  We just opened on June 11th!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

We also have information about our Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event being held on July 30th!  We’d love to meet you in person!  See more information over there, too!

 

 

 

 

 


Jun 11 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Flirty Flamingo

CreateBannerSU16Badge2

Are you in love with the new In Colors as much as I am???  There isn’t a single one that I don’t like!  This month on the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are featuring the new In Colors each week!  This week is Flirty Flamingo!  Here’s what I came up with…

 

Flourishing Phrases
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The lacy strip and flower were cut with the Flourish Thinlet Dies from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.
  • The large flower from Flourishing Phrases was stamped off with Flirty Flamingo Ink on Whisper White and cut out.  It is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed on the front.  The lacy Flourish die is adhered in the center and a Perfect White Accent added in the center.
  • The lacy leaf is cut from Emerald Envy cardstock and tucked under the flower.
  • Finally, the greeting from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Memento Black Ink on the front above the flower.

Flourishing Phrases 2
OK…make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop and go forward to find out more about our Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session that opened today!  We have 5 great projects with step by step tutorials for only $8.95 US!  Or you can head backwards to Melissa’s blog.

 

CreateBannerFSU16HopPreviousCreateBannerSU16HopNext
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jun 09 2016

CCMC410 Pretty Kitty

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and it is a color challenge this week!

 

CCMC410

 

Here’s what I came up with…just received this set, Pretty Kitty, in my new catalog order!  I love these sweet little kitties!  I also love the new Layered Ovals Framelits with Scalloped Ovals!  Woohoo!

 

CCMC410 Pretty Kitty

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The 2 x 5 piece of Bermuda Bay is embossed with the new Seaside Embossing Folder.
  • A 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Daffodil Delight Brights Designer Paper is placed across the bottom and wrapped with Linen Thread tied in a bow.
  • The kitty in the pot from Pretty Kitty is stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, and the greeting below it.  It is watercolored with Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Markers and AquaPainter…with a touch of Old Olive for the leaves.
  • It was cut with the Scallop Layering Oval and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

That’s it!  So sweet, isn’t  it?  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

And…don’t forget!  We’re getting ready to release our JUNE 2016 Mini Session…you don’t want to miss!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we made this month:

 

June 2016 Collage

 

The Create with Connie and Mary June 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW 2016-17 Catalog!  Opens on June 11th!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!


Jun 07 2016

SUOC150 Swirly Bird

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Summer Celebrations”.  Quite a broad topic!  I decided to use the new Swirly Bird stamp set available in the new 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! catalog on my card and featured the sailboat.  I used the colors from the A Little Foxy Designer Paper Stack.

 

SUOC150 Swirly Bird

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • I mounted all 3 photopolymer stamp pieces for the sailboat in Swirly Bird Stamp Set on one block, then stamped it four times on Whisper White with Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and Pool Party Inks.  They were hand-cut out and mounted on a 3 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The three hearts from Watercolor Wishes stamp set were stamped with Calypso Coral Ink in the center of the sailboats.
  • A 2 x 4-1/4 strip of A Little Foxy DSP Stack was adhered to the bottom of the base Smoky Slate card.  Then a 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Night of Navy cardstock covers the seam.
  • The rectangle of sailboats was added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Here’s to You from Watercolor Wishes stamp set was stamped with Night of Navy Ink above the corner.
  • Finally, Rhinestone jewels were added for a little bling!

 

That’s it!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team’s creations over on SUO Challenges this week!