Jun 25 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Sweet Sugarplum

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

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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!

 

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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 11 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Flirty Flamingo

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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 04 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Peekaboo Peach

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It’s Saturday and you know what that means!!! It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop! This month will be featuring a different NEW In Color each week!  This time it is PEEKABOO PEACH!  Check out what the Design Team has done this week!

 

Love & Affection
I love Peekaboo Peach paired with the new copper specialty sheet in Affectionately Yours Designer Paper!  The two are just made for each other.  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Peakaboo Peach, a 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Affectionately Yours DSP was added to the left side.
  • Some Affectionately Yours Washi Tape in the Copper Polka Dot pattern was added to hide the seam.
  • Two large and two small flowers from Love & Affection stamp set were stamped with Soft Suede on scrap Whisper White and the centers with Peekaboo Peach ink, then hand-cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two leaves were cut from Crumb Cake with the Botanical Builder Framelits and Soft Suede sponged around the edges, then placed under the flowers on front.
  • The greeting from Love & Affection stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede Ink in the upper right corner.

 

I really LOVE how this card turned out…and it was exactly how I imagined in my head!  OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our NEW JUNE 2016 Mini Session using products from the 2016-2017 Catalog Items.  Check out the details over there! Or head backwards to see Melissa’s card for the day!

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

* 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!

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

 

 

 


Jun 02 2016

CCMC409 From Land to Sea

Hi everyone!  Welcome to our weekly Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a fun sketch this time!  I must admit that I had to do a couple different versions before I ended up with one that I liked!  But, grab your stamps and play along with us!

 

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Here’s what I ended up with.  I just got the From Land to Sea stamp set when I saw that it would be carried over in the new catalog.  I figured it would be good for some masculine cards and my dad’s birthday is coming up soon!

 

CCMC409 From Land to Sea

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Very Vanilla, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of new Emerald Envy, embossed with the Softly Falling folder.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5 strip of Playful Palette DSP Stack was punched on the ends with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • A 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 piece of new Dapper Denim is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The swordfish is stamped with Basic Black Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, watercolored with an AquaPainter and Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Smoky Slate and Delightful Dijon markers, then cut out and popped up on the layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A 1″ circle is punched from Delightful Dijon cardstock and added to the front.
  • The greeting from Greatest Greetings is stamped with Basic Black on a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla, then the ends cut with a flag snip.
  • Some black sequins from the Neutrals Sequin Pack are added on front with Tombow Monoadhesive Glue.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team and see what they did with the sketch this week!

 

We SP16Badgeare getting ready to start our JUNE 2016 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the NEW CATALOG!  Aren’t you excited!  So many GREAT new items!!!  

 

  • 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 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 (June will be released June 18th so our Design Team can use new sets!)

 

PREVIEW COLLAGE COMING SOON!

Sets used for the JUNE Mini Session:

  • Birthday Fiesta
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Always an Adventure
  • Best Birds
  • Shooting Star

Check out more details and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary!


May 28 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fly Away

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It’s Saturday and you know what that means!!! It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop! This week’s theme is Fly Away…the Design Team could use any selection of stamps with images that can fly!  I know I kept it kind of predictable and used Watercolor Wings…but with a pop of color!

 

Watercolor Wings
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Melon Mambo, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Towards the right side is a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Melon Mambo stripe and a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of the hearts pattern from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper.
  • The Layered Scallop Square is cut from Whisper White and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimesionals.
  • Just For You from Watercolor Wings is stamped in the lower right corner with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The butterfly from Watercolor Wings is stamped with Melon Mambo on scrap Whisper White, then overstamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Clear Wink of Stella is added on top of the Tuxedo Black Ink for some sparkle.
  • Rhinestones were scattered in the background of the card for some extra bling!

 

Love the bright colors on my butterfly…reminds me of visiting the butterfly conservatory up near Niagra Falls!  OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website.  Or head backwards to see Melissa’s card for the day!

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May 26 2016

CCMC408 Love & Affection

This week is a soft and pretty color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Grab your stamps and play along!

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Here’s mine using the new Love & Affection stamp set!

 

CCMC408 Love and Affection

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Blushing Bride, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of So Saffron, embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • A 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Blushing Bride (wow…it looks Pink Pirouette here in the photo, but not in real life!) is cut with flag ends and placed across the front.
  • The Lots of Label Framelit is cut from Mint Macaron and added to the center of the card.
  • The Love & Affection large and small flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on So Saffron and a scrap piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper, hand cut, and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The leaves were stamped on Mint Macaron and cut out, then tucked under the flowers.
  • Sending a smile from the Love & Affection stamp set was stamped on a 1/2 x 3-1/2 strip of Whisper White, cut with flag ends and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensonals.
  • Perfect White Accents finish of the centers!

OK, make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team ideas using this beautiful color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary!