Mar 19 2015

CCMC347 Your Perfect Day

A fun sketch today over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Some clever ideas done by the Challenge Team!  Go check them out!

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And here is my interpretation!

 

CCMC347 Your Perfect Day

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Calypso Coral cardstock, folded in half.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • On top is another layer of Gold Soiree Designer Paper cut 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of the scalloped border in Gold Soiree DSP, that I cut along the edge by hand to follow the scallop line.
  • On the 2 1/2 Circle of Whisper White, the wreath from Your Perfect Day was stamped with Pistachio Pudding Ink and the small flowers were stamped with Calypso Coral and cut out.  (Shoot…just noticed that I forgot to add the PEARLS in the centers!  Oh well…imagine they are there!  lol!)
  • In the center, For the Two of You from Your Perfect Day was added with Tuxedo Black Ink.

Pretty simple card, but I like those for weddings or anniversaries cause I’m always making them at the last minute!  lol!  Now…go check out the rest of the Challenge Team on Create with Connie and Mary.  And check out the details of the next Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions…nothing but card ideas!!!

 


Mar 16 2015

You Brighten My Day again

We did the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop on Saturday.  While I had this set out, I made another card using the cute little light bulb and the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic.

You Brighten My Day

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • Next is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crushed Curry cardstock.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Back to Black Designer Paper.
  • The 2 x 3-1/2 layer of Smoky Slate was punched with the Heart Border Punch across the top, then a 1/2 x 2 strip of Crushed Curry put behind the hearts to show thru the openings.  It was placed diagonally on the front of the card.
  • The sunburst was stamped partially on the 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 Whisper White panel with Crushed Curry ink and adhered over the Smoky Slate layer.
  • The light bulb from You Brighten My Day was stamped on scrap Whisper White, colored with Crushed Curry Marker and punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, then layered on a 1-3/8″ Circle of Basic Black.  It was placed on the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • You Brighten My Day was stamped with Tuxedo Black above the sunburst.

So fun and whimsical, isn’t it?

 

Did you see our new look?  We are getting ready to start our Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations later this month!  We will be doing three weeks of NOTHING but CARDS!  Every day (Sun-Fri) we will feature stamp sets in the Annual, Occasions and Online Catalogs and make four different cards using it!  On Saturday, we’ll continue our weekly Blog Hop for everyone to enjoy!  Join now so you don’t miss anything…plus you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary today and sign up!

 


Mar 14 2015

You Brighten My Day Blog Hop

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It’s Saturday!  Time for the weekly Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This week’s stamp selection is You Brighten My Day from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, one of the free sets you can get with a $50 purchase!  It’s a cute set that matches several of Stampin’ Up!’s punches!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her card, don’t you?

So here is my card for this week’s blog hop!  I combined the “sunburst” from Kinda Eclectic behind the light bulb.  I think this light bulb is a great image for so many different type cards!

 

You Brighten My Day
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, the “sunburst” from Kinda Eclectic was stamped with Crushed Curry Ink towards the top left side, and You Brighten My Day greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Two 1/2 x 5 strips of Stacked with Love Designer Paper were cut with staggered flag ends and placed towards the bottom.
  • A tiny 1/8″ x 5-1/4 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was placed over the seam.
  • The light bulb was stamped on scrap Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Crushed Curry Marker.  It was punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and layered on 1-3/8″ Basic Black punched circle.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card inside the “sunburst”.
  • Finally, the Best Year Ever accessory button was tied with White Bakers Twine and placed on the front with Mini Glue Dots!

OK…next up is Mary Brown…you KNOW I love her work!  Have fun taking the blog hop!

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Mar 12 2015

CCMC346 Hello Life

We have a fun color challenge for you today over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Stop by and see all the fun ideas that our Challenge Team did this week!  Here’s the color combination…does it bring any ideas to mind?  It certainly did for our team!

 

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Here’s my card.  I adapted it from the March Calendar page that I made for my calendars this year using Hello Life!

 

CCMC346 Hello Life

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Wild Wasabi, folded in half.
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • On top of that is a 2 x 5 1/4 strip of Back to Black Designer Paper and I colored a few of the chevrons with the Wild Wasabi Blendabilities (yes, before I knew they weren’t available any longer…I’m sure a regular marker would work!)
  • Across the bottom, is a 1 x 4 strip of Basic Black.
  • On the 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White, I stamped the heart from Hello Life three times in the shape of a clover, then added the heart stem.  I stamped Hello Life with Tuxedo Black ink.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added a Itty Bitty Accent flower punched from Wild Wasabi with a Rhinestone jewel to the center of the clover!
  • Finally, I punched the Artisan Label from Basic Black, then tucked it under the Whisper White panel.

I love my St. Patrick’s Day card!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Lots of great ideas!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Mar 07 2015

Lotus Blossom Blog Hop

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Those of you who follow Create with Connie and Mary know that we have been doing a Blog Hop while we are in session.  Well, we are excited to announce that we are EXPANDING that the blog hop to EVERY Saturday with our FABULOUS Design Team!  Don’t worry, our Thursday Challenge is still going strong…make sure to check out our new members for that team!

 

This week we are focusing on the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set…one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration sets you can get with a $50 purchase!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…isn’t her card awesome?  I love her work!

 

OK…so here’s my card for this week!  I love the simplicity of making wonderful flowers with this set…but thought I’d try something a little different and stamp on Crumb Cake with Whisper White first, then add in the additional colors!

 

Lotus Blossom 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Pool Party, embossed with the Spring Flowers Folder.  It is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • On the 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 panel of Crumb Cake, the solid blossom was stamped with White Craft Ink.  The second step was stamped with Blush Blossom and the third step was stamped with Calypso Coral Ink.  The stem was stamped with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow inks.
  • The greeting was stamped with Mossy Meadow, too.
  • A 1/2 x 3 3/4 strip of Blushing Bride was added to the bottom of the Crumb Cake, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a trio of Rhinestones and some Coastal Cabana Thick Twine tied in a bow was added for a little bling!

OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop by visiting Mary Brown’s blog…you know her card will be FABULOUS!  And…put us on your schedule to check us out EVERY Saturday!

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Feb 26 2015

CCMC244 Petal Potpourri

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It’s a pretty color combination this time!  Makes me think of flowers and spring!  Yesterday actually seemed “balmy” and the high was only in the low 20s!  But after the freezing sub zero weather we’ve had it felt pretty good!

 

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OK…here’s the card I came up to use for the challenge.  I actually made two cards, but couldn’t decide which one to use!  I’ll show off the other later this week.  This is the simpler of the two, I think.  I hope you can see the lighter details.

 

CCMC344 Petal Potpourri

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • Blackberry Bliss layer was cut 3 3/4 x 5.
  • On the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 layer of Whisper White, the medallion strip in Because You Care Hostess set was stamped across the bottom and right side with Blushing Bride Ink.
  • Happy Birthday from the same stamp set was stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink.
  • The Petal Potpourri doily flower was stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink on Rose Red cardstock and punched with the Flower Medallion punch.  It was stamped again with Blackberry Bliss Ink on Blushing Bride, then punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and placed in the center of the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flower was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and rhinestone added to the center, plus some around the greeting.
  • Finally, a scrap of Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon was cut with flag ends, then folded in half and adhered under the flower.

I think it really is a pretty card in person!  I like how the center of the flower almost looks like a Spirograph (anyone else used to have one of those?)  Make sure to stop over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  Don’t forget…we also have a call for new Challenge Team members out…last day to apply is Saturday!

 


Feb 14 2015

Week 4 Blog Hop: Petal Potpourri

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WOW!  Can you believe it!  Today is the last day over on Create with Connie and Mary for the Spring Collection 2015, but 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 Spring Collection 2015 session:

 

We are just finishing up our Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015! We did four weeks of 3d projects for home decor and gift giving and several card sets! 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 did a really different “artistic” type project this week for our subscribers that was a lot of fun and EASY!  I’ll definitely be making more!  I used the stamp set, Petal Potpourri with the coordinating punch, Flower Medallion, on my project.  So, here’s a coordinating card!

 

Week 4 Blog Hop Petal Potpourri
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Coastal Cabana, folded in half.
  • On a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, “You Made my Day” from the Sale-A-Bration set, Best Day Ever, was stamped with Coastal Cabana Ink in the lower right corner.
  • Two triangles were stamped next to the greeting with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • Best Year Ever Designer Paper was cut 2-3/4 x 3 and added to the Whisper White.
  • The Petal Potpourri flower was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a coordinating pattern in Best Year Ever DSP and punched with the Flower Medallion Punch, then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card.
  • The center was stamped with Crushed Curry and punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, then adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Finally, the Simply Pressed Clay was molded in the Buttons & Blossoms Mold, dried, and then colored with the Calypso Coral Marker and added to the center of the flower with Mini Glue Dots.  I love the rubbery feel of the clay!

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 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 05 2015

CCMC341 Indescribable Gift

On Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Challenge, we have a wonderful sketch challenge for you to try!

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And here’s my card.  I love the huge flower image in Stampin’ Up!’s Indescribable Gift stamp set!

 

CCMC341 Indescribable Gift

Here are the details:

  • The base card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pink Pirouette.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, stamp the flower image towards the bottom left side with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Color with Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities Markers.
  • Across the top, add a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Something Borrowed Designer Paper.
  • Stamp the greeting on a 1-1/2 x 2 piece of Pink Pirouette with Tuxedo Black Ink, cut a flag end.  Cut a 1/2 x 2-1/2 piece of coordinating DSP and cut a flag end.  Place both banners on the front top right with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Wrap Wild Wasabi Thick Twine around the Whisper White twice and secure in the back.  Tie a bow around the front right side twine.
  • Adhere Whisper White panel to front of base card.

Make sure to stop over and see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week on Create with Connie and Mary!  Lots of inspiration for you!

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!

 

 


Jan 31 2015

Week 2 Blog Hop: Sheltering Tree

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WOOHOO! 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 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 Spring Collection 2015 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 2 on our Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015! We are doing four weeks of 3d projects for home decor and gift giving and several card sets! 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, Sheltering Tree, for my card this week since I used it on my project that subscribers saw this past Thursday!  I must say that I loved it and have it on display in my home!

Sheltering Tree
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Sahara Sand, folded in half
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Blushing Bride cardstock.
  • The Whisper White piece is cut on a diagonal and stamped with the Sheltering Tree in Soft Suede.  The blossoms on the tree are Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral inks.
  • The swing is Soft Suede Ink and the ground is Sahara Sand ink.
  • A trio of In Color Sequins is added to the tree for a little bling.
  • For a little extra, the Petite Petals Punch was punched from Best Year Ever Designer Paper and the center Itty Bitty Accents flower is Blushing Bride cardstock.  In the center is another In Color Sequin.
  • The greeting is stamped on the diagonal, too, in Soft Suede Ink.

I LOVE this stamp set and what pretty cards it makes!

 

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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