Jul 23 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Framelits/Thinlets

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we are switching it up a little and showing off our FAVORITES! This week we are featuring our FAVORITE FRAMELIT or THINLET SET!  Well, again, a ton of new one to choose from, so how to pick?  This one, Flourish Thinlets, was the first one to go on my order…so I’ll pick that as my “favorite”…lol!  (Random, do any of you watch the Wahlburgers?  Which child is Alma’s favorite?  That is a frequent theme on the show!  lol!)

 

Flourish Thinlets
 

I think what makes this card so striking is the color combination, what do you think?  Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, folded in half.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 4 x 5-1/4.
  • The Flourish was cut with the Flourish Thinlets from Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the front with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  • The larger flower from the Flourish Thinlets was cut from Real Red, the center flower from Whisper White and adhered together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put on front.
  • A Perfect White Accent fills the center.
  • With Sympathy from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.

That’s it!  I just love this color combination!  OK, next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our July Mini Session! It’s not too late to join…we just got started!  Last chance to take advantage of our July/August BONUS Summer Project!

 

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July2016CollageIt’s not too late to join! LAST CHANCE for the Summer BONUS!  The July 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* 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!

 

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Jul 21 2016

CCMC416 Best Birds

I’m loving the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!  Check out what I did with these colors!

 

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Yep…I went a little crazy with another order and had to get this Birds & Blooms Bundle.  We spent last weekend at my brother’s house at the lake.  They have bird feeders hanging outside their porch…lots of beautiful birds visited while we sat there and talked!

 

CCMC416 Birds and Blooms
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mint Macaron, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Dapper Denim.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the background was stamped off with Dapper Denim Ink in two areas.
  • It’s a Good Day was stamped with Dapper Denim in the lower left area.
  • The bird and branch from Best Birds stamp set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, then carefully watercolored with the AquaPainter and Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim and Tip Top Taupe Markers (and a touch of Crushed Curry for the beak).  They were cut with the Birds & Blooms Thinlets and adhered to the front.
  • Some silver sequins finish off the card with a little bling.

 

 

July2016CollageOK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge!  Lots of great ideas!  And…while you are there, don’t forget to sign up for our July Mini Session!  It’s not too late to join and get some fabulous ideas using products from the new catalog!  Here’s a sneak peek!  Get all 5 step-by-step tutorials for only $8.95 US!

 

 

 

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Jul 16 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Stamp Set

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we are switching it up a little and showing off our FAVORITES! This week we are featuring our FAVORITE STAMP SET!  How am I going to narrow THAT down?  There are so many great new sets in the new catalog!  But…I did try to pick JUST a stamp set that was my favorite…not one that had Framelits or Thinlets to go with it…that helped me!  This set, Pretty Kitty, caught my eye first thing…along with Bella & Friends…and I’m not even a dog person!

 

Pretty Kitty Magic Card
 

I’ve been wanting to do a Magic Card for a LONG time…they were featured at the On Stage Convention, so thought I’d give it a try!  Here’s the inside showing the “magic” with the colored image!

 

Pretty Kitty Magic Card inside
 

Here are a few basic details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tip Top Taupe.
  • The Night of Navy cardstock layer is 3-3/4 x 5.
  • On the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Melon Mambo cardstock, the flower bunch from Birthday Blossoms was stamped with Melon Mambo Ink in two corners.  The Chalk White Pen filled in the centers.
  • The Layered Circles Framelit was cut out of the center.
  • The greeting was stamped with Night of Navy Ink in the lower left corner.
  • For the “magic” mechanism, I stamped the Pretty Kitty image with Black Stazon on the Window Sheet, then again on the Whisper White and colored it with Daffodil delight, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.
  • The Tip Top Taupe ribbon tab was stapled to the sandwich of Window Sheet and Whisper White to make the pull out.

 

Well, I love kitties, and this set is just as darling a cat set that I think Stampin’ Up! has ever had! Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find of more about our July Mini Session! It’s not too late to join…we just got started!

 

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July2016CollageIt’s  not too late to join!  We just started!  The July 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* 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!

 

Sign up for both July and August for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Summer project for you designed by Mary Brown using Jar of Love Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

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Jul 14 2016

Pretty Kitty

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the sketch this week!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Here’s what I did using the fun stamp set, Pretty Kitty!

 

CCMC415 Pretty Kitty

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the greeting in Pretty Kitty is stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.
  • A 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Tempting Turquoise is embossed with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.
  • A 1/4 strip of Flirty Flamingo is placed across the Tempting Turquoise and a 1/4 strip of Basic Black cardstock tucked under it.
  • Two kittens were stamped with Memento Black Ink and watercolored with Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride Markers and an AquaPainter.
  • The bows were colored with Flirty Flamingo and Tempting Turquoise Markers.

 

July2016CollageAren’t they sweet???  Love them!  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…while you are there!  Make sure to sign up for our July Mini Session…you don’t want to miss it!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 11 2016

Falling Flowers Bundle

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We JUST opened the Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session today, so you don’t want to miss out!  It’s not too late to join to see the fabulous projects our designers did this month!

 

There are SO many great flower sets in the new catalog…and with coordinating framelits!  I featured Falling Flowers and May Flowers Framelits this month for the July Mini Session and had SO much fun with designing them!  Here’s one card that I didn’t use…but I love it and saved it to share with you. 

 

I love the look of layering the open, lacy May Flowers diecut over Designer Paper…and this one I added interest by having it appear to run off the edge.

 

May Flowers Framelits
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.
  • Over that is a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper (love this watercolor pattern!).
  • On the 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock, the edge was cut with the May Flowers Framelit to just give an outline.  The greeting from Watercolor Wishes was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • Some Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon was tied around and knotted on the front.  The Whisper White layer was added to the front.
  • Then some scrap Sweet Sugarplum cardstock was cut to make the flower.  The flower was adhered in the outline area and carefully trimmed along the edges to line up with the Whisper White layer.
  • In the center is a Perfect White Accent.

 

What do you think????  Isn’t that a cool look?    Want to see more ideas?  Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and sign up for our JULY Mini Session…and grab the special bonus if you sign up for both July & August at the same time!!!

 

 

 

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Jul 09 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Designer Paper

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we are switching it up a little and showing off our FAVORITES!  This week we are featuring our FAVORITE DESIGNER PAPER!  Now…that was a tough one for me!  I pretty much have favorite patterns in each package!  But, I did narrow it down overall to the Festive Birthday Designer Paper package…mainly because of the bright colors and White background!

 

Birthday Fiesta
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tempting Turquoise.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky, two 1/2 x 2 inch strips of Festive Birthday DSP were placed in the left top area.
  • A 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 piece of the festive ribbons in Festive Birthday DSP was cut and corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, then added to the front.
  • A 2″ Circle of Crushed Curry cardstock was placed in the bottom right corner.
  • The cactus from Birthday Fiesta was stamped with Emerald Envy Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Festive Time Framelits.
  • The flower was stamped with Melon Mambo and cut with the Festive Time Framelit, then added to the cactus with a Mini Glue Dot.  A Rhinestone finishes off the center.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower left corner.

 

OK…hope you can see why I like the Festive Birthday Designer Paper!  Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our July Mini Session or go backwards to Melissa’s blog!  We’re getting ready to start!

 

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Sign up for both July and August for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Summer project for you designed by Mary Brown using Jar of Love Bundle!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

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Jul 07 2016

CCMC414 May Flowers Framelits

Love the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary and loved that I got to use my May Flowers Framelits, the colors are SO summery!

 

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Here’s my card using the May Flowers Framelits:

 

CCMC414 May Flowers Framelits
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tangerine Tango, folded in half.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, a 1-1/2 x 5 strip of Fruit Stand Designer Paper was placed across the front.
  • Two of the flowers in the May Flowers Framelits were cut from Peekaboo Peach.  One was adhered to Tangerine Tango cardstock, the cut around the shape of the flower.  The layers were adhered together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • In the center, the small flower from Falling Flowers stamp set was stamped with Cucumber Crush Ink on Cucumber Crush cardstock, then cut with the framelits and added with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Two leaves were cut from Cucumber Crush cardstock and tucked under the flowers.  An In Color Enamel Shape was added to the center.
  • The greeting from Watercolor Wishes was stamped with Cucumber Crush Ink.

 

LOVE the lacy look to the double layered flower, don’t you?  OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team and their designs this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

July2016CollageComing Soon!  The July 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* 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!

 

Sign up for both July and August for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Summer project for you designed by Mary Brown using Jar of Love Bundle!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

 

 

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Jun 30 2016

CCMC413 Jar of Love

Hello stampers!  Hope you are having a great week!  I’ve been SUPER BUSY this week…has been tough to even catch my breath!  But it is Thursday already and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  I LOVE the sketch this week…nice and simple, but I really struggled with narrowing down what to do!  lol!

 

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In the end, I ended up moving my greeting…I just couldn’t get the look I wanted with it across the jar.  But, I think it is close enough and follows the sketch pretty well!

 

CCMC413 Jar of Love

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is  4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black.
  • Across the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Daffodil Delight, a 1/2 strip of Affectionately Yours Designer paper was placed.
  • The Jar from Jar of Love was stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White and cut out.  The fireflies were stamped with Basic Black and their lights with Daffodil Delight.  The lid was stamped with Memento Black on Smoky Slate cardstock.  All were cut with the Everyday Jar Framelits.
  • Some Black Metallic Thread was wound around my fingers, then adhered behind the jar before it was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Jar of Love was stamped with Memento Black under the jar.

OK…that’s it for me!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did.

 

Oh, don’t forget…we are still taking signups for the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event!  See details over there…and join us!  We’d love to meet you in person!

 

 

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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!

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!

 

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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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