Jul 27 2017

CCMC468 Lemon Zest

After seeing SO many cute cards done with the Lemon Zest and punch, I decided that I needed to buy it!  I’ve used it on my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge card this week!  It’s a fun sketch challenge!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Wild Wasabi Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the lemon slice was stamped randomly in the background with Daffodil Delight Ink.
  • Two squares were cut from the Pick A Pattern DSP (2-1/4 and 2″ squares) and added diagonally to the front.
  • A 3/4 x 4-1/2 strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock was stamped with the greeting in Tuxedo Black Ink, then added across the front.
  • The lemon and lemon slice were stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, the leaves with Wild Wasabi Ink.  (I must admit I forgot to use the punch…I hand cut them out!  lol!)  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two yellow Glitter Dots were added to the DSP for a little sparkle!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the challenge team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch this week!  LOTS of great ideas!

 

 

 

 

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Jul 22 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Beach Theme

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Beach Theme” for their cards this week.  Since I’ve just recently returned from Thailand and the awesome beaches there, this challenge was really fun!   We went snorkeling one day and saw some pretty, bright-colored fish which were my inspiration for this card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, Crumb Cake was sponged along the bottom, then Tranquil Tide Ink around the edges and sea floor.  Pool Party was sponged in the center.
  • The seaweed was stamped with Night of Navy Ink and colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • The starfish was stamped with Calypso Coral on the bottom of the ocean.
  • The fish were stamped with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, then colored with Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, So Saffron and Calypso Coral Markers.  They were cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Night of Navy Ink.
  • The fish were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella and Glitter Dots added for the bubbles.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and the Beach Theme cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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 US!

 

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Jul 20 2017

CCMC467 Beautiful Bouquet

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  The color challenge today just called for flowers in my mind!  So…that’s the direction I headed…I pulled out my Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I’ve only used it for a swap and a couple of the greetings…so time to see what else it has!

 

 

Here’s my card.  I used a Create with Connie and Mary sketch from several years ago…I think it worked out great!  After I finished, I thought the blossoms sort of looked like fireworks!  I’ll have to remember that!

 

 

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.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece Pear Pizzazz cardstock was added to the front.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip of Island Indigo cardstock was added across the top, then a 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Fresh Florals Designer Paper was cut with a flag end and added on top.
  • The stems of the bouquet were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White and the blossoms with Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the largest Stitched Shapes oval Framelit.
  • Several of the blossoms from Beautiful Bouquet were stamped with Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelit and added to the bouquet with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The bow from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Island Indigo Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Framelit, then added to the stem with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Thanks a bunch greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the bottom corner.
  • Glitter Dots were added to the 1/2″ cardstock strip and the center of the bow for a little bling!

I can’t wait to play with this stamp set some more!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…don’t forget about our JULY MINI SESSION which opened last week!  Don’t miss out! Make sure to sign up today!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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 US!

 


Jul 13 2017

CCMC466 Garden Girl

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This is a cool sketch challenge this week…I’ll be using the sketch again, I know!

One of the first sets I ordered was Garden Girl…she reminded me of my grand-daughter and I thought I’d use it for her.  Then I didn’t see many samples, and I was wondering how to use her!  I made several watercolored samples with Watercolor Pencils and Inks in different colors and they were laying on my desk…so decided to try one with this sketch.

 

 

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.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece was cut from the Fresh Florals Designer Paper in the Berry Burst color.
  • A strip of Tranquil Tide Ribbon was cut and wrapped around to the back of the DSP to adhere.  Then that panel added to the base card.
  • I cut and angled a 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock, then added a 1/4″ strip of Basic Black cardstock behind it on the left side.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Garden Girl image was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White and watercolored with the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  She was cut out an added to the front of the Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • A couple Glitter Dots were added to the front.

 

Such a sweet card, I think!  Check out the fun with the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…our JULY MINI SESSION just opened! Don’t miss out!  Make sure to sign up today!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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 US!

 

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Jul 08 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Catalog Set

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Favorite New Catalog Set” for their cards this week.  I wonder if it will be as difficult for the rest of the Design Team to choose just ONE set!  I love a LOT of the new stamp sets in the catalog!  But, I narrowed my selection down to Coffee Cafe.  Really…it was the first set in the new catalog that I knew I just HAD to have, even though I have every other coffee set that Stampin’ Up! has ever made!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock is placed on top.
  • The Coffee Break DSP piece is cut to 1-1/4 x 4 and added across the front.
  • Three different sized Stitched Shape circles were cut from Old Olive, Pool Party and the coffee bean pattern in Coffee Break DSP, then adhered to the front.
  • The large Coffee Cup image was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Crumb Cake, then the greeting stamped inside with Early Espresso Ink.  It was cut with the Coffee Cups Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The lid was cut from Whisper White and the stopper heart was cut from Berry Blast cardstock and tucked on the lid.  It was added to the top of the coffee cup with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card.
  • The little hearts were stamped with Berry Blast Ink randomly and a few scattered rhinestones were added for a little sparkle.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Favorite New Catalog Stamp Set cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our NEW July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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 US!

 

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Jul 06 2017

CCMC465 Oh So Eclectic

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a fun color challenge using one of the new In Colors for you to try this week!

 

Oh So Eclectic has some random shapes and images in the Bundle, but I love the star shaped cutout thinlit.  I decided to further cut it out from the surrounding cardstock and use it as a little accent on my card.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The diamond shape background accent piece was cut from Night of Navy cardstock and added to the front.
  • The little flower image from Oh So Eclectic was stamped several times with Tranquil Tide Ink in the background on a diagonal.
  • The two flowers were stamped with Night of Navy Ink on Peekaboo Peach, then cut with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  The centers were sponged with Peekaboo Peach Ink for a little shading.  They were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three leaves were stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink and cut with the Thinlits, then tucked and adhered under the flowers.
  • A bow was made from Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon and added with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The Missing You greeting from Oh So Eclectic was stamped with Night of Navy Ink on scrap Whisper White, trimmed and tucked under the flower on the front.

 

I love this little bouquet of flowers!  Check out the fun with the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along!  And…we are now taking signups for our JULY MINI SESSION!  Don’t miss out!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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 US!

 

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Jul 01 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Patriotic Colors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Patriotic Colors” for their cards this week.  The summer is SPEEDING by…I can’t believe we will be in our new home almost a month!  And, the 4th of July is already next week!  WOW!

 

 

This card came together REALLY quickly!  I already had the Wood Textures Designer Paper on my desk, so I pulled out one of the white-washed looking sheets for my background.  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The Wood Textures DSP is cut to 4 x 5-1/4 and layered on the base card.
  • The Daisies were punched from Real Red, Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock.
  • The daisy centers were stamped tone-on-tone with Real Red, Crumb Cake and Night of Navy Inks.
  • Some large Clear Faceted Gems were added to each of the centers, then the daisies placed across the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thank you from Daisy Delight stamp set was stamped with Real Red ink along the bottom right corner.

 

Yep…that’s it!!!  Super simple, but love the patriotic look!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Patriotic cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our NEW July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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 US!

 

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Jun 29 2017

CCMC464 Coffee Cafe

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s the last of our “Case the Catalog” challenges this month!  These have been fun…we’ll definitely be doing them again, I’m sure!  This time we could pick the layout from ANY of the cards in this selection!

 

I couldn’t wait to order the Coffee Cafe Bundle in the new Annual Catalog…of course, I’m a BIG Starbucks lover!  But, I really LOVE the old-fashioned coffee pots printed in the Designer Paper!  I picked the bottom right layout for my 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 square card.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top of the base card, two 1/2 x 4-1/4 strips of the green stripe Coffee Break DSP were added to the back of a 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 piece of the chevron pattern in Coffee Break DSP, then added to the front.
  • The greeting from Coffee Cafe Stamp Set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  It was layered on the Starburst Circle punched from Garden Green cardstock.
  • Some Linen Thread was doubled up and tied in a bow, then added to the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.  The circle was popped on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The green coffee pot and cup were hand-cut from the Coffee Break DSP, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three of the coffee beans were stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White, then hand cut and added to the front.

 

SUPER simple using the layout!  And I think, lots of FUN!  Check out the fun with the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  Then play along!

 

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Jun 24 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Black & White

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Black & White” designs for their cards this week.  With all the beautiful colors of ink and paper that Stampin’ Up! has, it is sometimes nice to go with a sophisticated black and white look…although I think mine turned out more whimsical than sophisticated!  lol!

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the new Garden Trellis embossing folder across the top portion.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper was added to the bottom of the Whisper White, then Black Baker’s Twine wrapped around several times and tied in a bow.
  • The trio of pens and crafting everyday greeting from Crafting Forever were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a 2 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered on 2-1/4 x 4-1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Black & White cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our June Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! We are NOW OPEN! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

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 US!

 

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Jun 22 2017

CCMC463 Colorful Seasons

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge! It’s a Case the Catalog challenge again this week!

 
 

For my “case the catalog”, I chose to use the layout again this week…along with the delightful Colorful Seasons stamp set.  There are just SO many things you can do with this one set!  But I especially LOVE the large “just breathe” stamp!  Again, so many uses for it…cheer someone up, or just because!  This card I think is much prettier than it photographed, 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 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky, placed slightly on an angle.
  • Next is a 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper on an angle.
  • A strip of Navy Gingham Ribbon goes across the front and is secured in the back of the Soft Sky layer.
  • Just breathe was stamped with Night of Navy ink on a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White, then angled on the front of the card.
  • The large leaf was stamped with Night of Navy Ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and the small leave was stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink on Whisper White, both were cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a few small Rhinestones were scattered on the front for a little bit of bling!

 

LOVE how it turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary! And while you are there…don’t forget to sign up for our JUNE MINI SESSION that just started!

 

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

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!

 

See details and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary website!