Aug 14 2014

CCMC316 Flower Patch

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a very pretty color combination this week to try!  For some reason, it called out flowers to me!  Of course…most of the time flower sets are calling to me!  lol!

 

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And here is my card:

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Now for the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • I added a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I used Work of Art stamp set and stamped off the chevron pattern with Blackberry Bliss ink.  I then added stamped off circles from the same set going diagonally across the cardstock of Old Olive ink.
  • I embossed the Fun Frame and cut it out, and cut the inside rectangle out, too, so what is underneath would peak out.  I added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The starburst flower from Flower Patch was stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White and cut with the Flower Fair Framelits, along with a White center flower.  I also stamped the small center with Soft Sky on Soft Sky cardstock and used the framelit to cut it out, too.  I placed a pearl in the center.  I added it to the edge of the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves from Flower Patch were stamped off with Old Olive, then I added the “stem” for the veins full strength Old Olive ink.  I used the framelits again to cut out three of them and tucked them under the flower.
  • Finally I stamped the Be You tiful word with Old Olive on a strip of Whisper White, but cut off the end to read “Be You”.

I really like the softness of the Soft Sky color with the dark, rich Blackberry Bliss, don’t you?

 

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 color challenge…fabulous as usual!

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!


Aug 07 2014

CCMC315 World of Dreams

Wow!  My apologies!  I can’t believe it has been a week since I’ve posted!  Every day I’ve said I was going to work in my studio, and every day something has happened and I haven’t gotten down there.  Unbelievable!  Today we have a sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It’s a fun one and a great way to use up some of those designer paper scraps you have hanging around!  I also needed an anniversary card for my son and his wife…married 3 years yesterday…so took the opportunity to use this one for their card!

 

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And here is my card for this week:

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight folded in half.  I rounded the bottom corners with the Corner Punch.
  • I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White and rounded the bottom two corners.
  • I used leftover strips of Garden Party Designer Paper in the background approx 1/2 x 3-3/4″ and placed them in the background.
  • I cut 1/2″ strips of Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight to place across the front.
  • On scrap Whisper White, I stamped the leaves image from World of Dreams in Garden Green, then stamped the flower vine with Daffodil Delight around it.  (It is hard to see, but the yellow ink shades the Garden Green in a really neat way!
  • I punched it with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, the layered it on a 2″ Circle of Garden Green cardstock.  That was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I thought it needed a little punch of orange, so I used a Brights Button tied with Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine and placed it next to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting is from Something to Say and stamped with Night of Navy ink.

 

I also finished off the inside a little bit with a 1″ strip of DSP and the greeting punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.

 

CCMC315 World of Dreams inside

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some great designs (that I wished I would have seen before making MY card!  lol)

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!

 

 

 

 

 


Jul 31 2014

CCMC314 Little Buddy Birthday

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It’s a color challenge this time.  Look at these fun colors!

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And here is my card…wouldn’t it be cute for a little boy’s birthday?  Love that little armadillo!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Bermuda Bay, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Gray cardstock.
  • On top of that is a 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, then a 1 1/2 x 5 piece of Tangelo Twist, embossed with the Tiny Triangles folder.
  • I cut a Whisper White Labels Collection Framelit and a Basic Gray larger one.  On the Whisper White, I added the greeting from Little Buddy Birthday in Bermuda Bay ink.
  • The armadillo was stamped with Black Stazon on Basic Gray and also Bermuda Bay.  I cut off the shell back on the Bermuda Bay and adhered it over the Basic Gray one.
  • The Label Framelits were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added the little star and heart sequins to the body and in the background for a little bling!

Super sweet card, don’t you think?  Check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team designs using this Color Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!  And…make sure you check back on Friday…we’ve got a new Collection coming up using the Holiday Mini!

 

 

 


Jul 24 2014

CCMC313 Hello Love

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to try…you’ll get different looks each time you do it using Designer Paper with this tip.

 

Tip:  Layer together 3 of the same sized pieces and cut the angles all at once.  Then you have pieces for 3 cards by placing them together like a jigsaw puzzle, alternating the designs!

 

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And here is my card!  I love the bright colors in Sweet Taffy Designer Paper (it’s part of the Buy 3 get 1 free sale!)  and this cute hostess set, Hello Love!  Although it is just a little image, I did use my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, too!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Melon Mambo cardstock, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • I placed three different 2 x 5 1/4 pieces of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper together and cut the angles all at the same time.  This gave me pieces for 3 different cards just by alternating the designs.
  • I cut a Starburst Framelit from Melon Mambo cardstock. and adhered to the front.
  • I used another DSP design cut to 1/2 x 3 1/2 for a banner and cut the flag ends.
  • I stamped the little birdie and arrow from Hello Love with Memento Black Ink and used the Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities to color.
  • The greeting from Hello Love was also stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • I punched the design with the Decorative Label Punch, then placed it over the Starburst and banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added three pink star sequins for some extra bling!

I think it turned out CUTE!  Love it and those sweet images in the Hello Love set!

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do with this sketch!

 

 

 


Jul 19 2014

CCMC-SUM14 Week 4 Beautiful Bunch

Oh, wow!  It’s the LAST day of the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection!  Can you believe it?  Where did the time go?  It always goes by SO fast!  Although I must admit, I’ve had my projects and cards done for several weeks because of getting ready for the Create LIVE event…I didn’t think I’d survive doing both at the same time!  lol!

 

Anyway…the awesome Design Team has used this color combination for the Week 4 challenge:

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And here is my card:

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Of course…I’m using Beautiful Bunch again!  I love how Lost Lagoon looks stamped on Whisper White to make this flower!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Lost Lagoon folded in half.
  • I stamped the bottom 2/3s of the front with Hardwood Background Stamp with Lost Lagoon ink.
  • The pennant from the Pennant Die is cut from Sahara Sand cardstock.
  • I stamped the greeting from A Dozen Thoughts with Mossy Meadow on the pennant, then wrapped the Lost Lagoon Stitched Ribbon around the front and adhered in the back.
  • The Beautiful Bunch flower is stamped twice with Lost Lagoon on Whisper White and punched with the Fun Flower Punch.  I stamped the center with Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow cardstock and punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  I added a Rhinestone Jewel for some bling.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the flower again with Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow cardstock and cut two of the petals for leaves, then tucked them behind the flower.

OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Summer Design Team did for our last challenge this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Jul 17 2014

CCMC312 Garden Party

It’s Thursday and Create with Connie and Mary has a FUN color challenge for you to try this week!  Since I already had my Garden Party stamp set sitting on my desk, I decided to go ahead and use it again!

 

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These colors are direct from the Moonlight Designer Paper Pack, so I grabbed that DSP to use, too.  Luckily I had a couple scraps and this came together pretty quickly!  If the sketch looks familiar, it is a past CCMC challenge!

 

CCMC312 Garden Party

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Hello Honey, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • On top of that is a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 layer of Sahara Sand.  I added 1/2″ strips of the Moonlight DSP both vertically and horizontally.
  • I cut the Window Frames Framelit with Blackberry Cardstock and placed it at the intersection of the DSP.
  • I punched a 2″ Circle of Whisper White and stamped the border image in Garden Party across the center in Blackberry Bliss Ink.  Then adhered the circle to the Window Frames Framelit.
  • I stamped the flowers three times with Hello Honey Ink and three times with Sahara Sand Ink on Whisper White and cut out the blossom and leaves separately.  I placed them back together in the center of the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally I stamped Hooray for You! with Blackberry Bliss Ink above the DSP.

I really like how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week to see what they did with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Jul 14 2014

Create LIVE event

Last Saturday, Mary and I did our first Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event!  A lot of work, but it turned out AWESOME if I must say so myself!  Many, many people who attended came up and want us to do another one!  lol!  You can see more photos of the LIVE Event over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

Since we went with a beach/luau theme for our LIVE event, I made up a LOT of these Hibiscus Flowers for all kinds of decorations!  The Flower Frenzy Die made them easy to make!  I cut the flowers from Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.  The centers were Daffodil Delight or Tangelo Twist.  The leaves were Garden Green and embossed with the Delicate Dots Folder.  These I sprinkled the flowers randomly around the Raffle, Food and Display tables.

 

Hibiscus Flowers

 

I stamped WOOHOO! from Bravo Stamp Set in the center of some more flowers for Prize Patrol giveaways!  Everyone went home with a Prize!

 

Hibiscus Flower Prize Patrol

I decorated my Prize Wheel with the Flower Patch Stamp Set in colors to match!

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I made some for the Name Tags for the helpers, Mary and I.  I used the Apothecary Framelit for the base and layered the Sweet Taffy Designer Paper on top of chipboard to keep them sturdy and adhered a pin on the back.

 

Hibiscus Flower Name Tags

 

After the event, I used the display flowers to make Thank You cards!

 

Hibiscus Flower Cards

I used scraps of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper and the Watercolor Thank You on the front of Whisper White.  I did add a Rhinestone Jewel to bling up the cards.

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It really was lots of FUN coming up with ideas to decorate…one of my favorite parts!  Again, check out Create with Connie and Mary for more photos of the actual event!  It was a GREAT day!

 

 


Jul 12 2014

CCMC-SUM14 Week 3

It’s the end of Week 3 of the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014.  Just like summer, it is going by MUCH TOO FAST!  We had fun doing Card Set Tutorials this past week…each Design Team Member chose a new stamp set to feature!  Great ideas!  It’s not too late to join!  All the projects will be available for a YEAR after the session ends so you can refer back to them 24/7!!!

 

Every Saturday we have a challenge to end the week…this week it is a very fun Sketch Challenge…and everyone is welcome to play along!

 

CCMC Week 3

 

Here’s my card…I haven’t used In This Together stamp set very much…I thought the sketch was perfect for it!  The background angles give it a whimsical touch!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • I’m not even going to try to give you measurements, but I cut a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper on an angle, then a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock on an angle for the background.  Then I cut another design of Sweet Taffy 3/4 x 4 1/4 to go across the bottom.
  • I stamped the two girls from In This Together with Black Stazon and used my AquaPainter and Stampin’ Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…outlining the edges a little darker.
  • I cut them out with the Circle Framelits and layered it on the next largest size of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the greeting with Black Stazon on Melon Mambo cardstock and punched with the Banner Punch, then layered on a larger piece of Rich Razzleberry cut with a flag end.
  • Finally, I added a sprinkle of Rhinestone Jewels for the “rain” above the umbrella!

Very fun stamp set and designer paper to go with the whimsical sketch, don’t you think?  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did with this fun sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary today!

 


Jul 10 2014

CCMC311 Pictogram Photos

Oh, I love the sketch this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  You have to check out all the DIFFERENT looks the Challenge Team came up with using this sketch!  Amazing!  Go to Create with Connie and Mary and see for yourself!

 

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Of course, the first thing I thought of was using a flower…but, I forced myself to think out of the box and go with something a little different than my usual florals.  Here is what I came up with!

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I LOVE the colors in Lullaby and took them directly from the Designer Paper!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Baked Brown Sugar.
  • On top of that is a 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Pistachio Pudding embossed with the Large Polka Dot folder.
  • I cut the star with the Star Framelits from Lullaby DSP and then the 1/2″ x 5″ Chevron pattern, I cut one end with a point and the other with a flag end.
  • The moon from Pictogram Punches was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar on Whisper White and hand cut out.
  • I also stamped You’re A Star with Hello Honey Ink on Whisper White and cut a flag end on this piece, too.  I punched a little star from Gold Glimmer Paper and added with a Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also stamped two stars from Pictogram Punches in Hello Honey Ink on Whisper White and punched with the little star punch.
  • Finally, I added Rhinestone Jewels to the moon and the stars!

So sweet!  I love how it turned out!  Again, make sure you check out the Challenge Team ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary...and grab your stamps and play along!

 


Jul 05 2014

CCMC-SUM Week 2 – Celebrate Baby

We are at the end of Week 2 for the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  Today we celebrate by sharing a challenge with EVERYONE (only our subscribers see our daily projects).  It’s not too late to join!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for more details!

 

I love the soft, muted colors in the Lullaby Designer Paper and this color challenge is taken directly from it!

 

CCMC-SUM Week 2

And here is my card…I love the little mobile in this Celebrate Baby stamp set!

 

CCMC-SUM02 Celebrate Baby

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Coastal Cabana cardstock, folded in half.
  • I embossed the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Baked Brown Sugar with the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder.
  • On top, I added a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Lullaby Designer Paper (chevron pattern).
  • I cut a 2 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White and stamped the mobile image on it with my Baked Brown Sugar and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped it again in Coastal Cabana Ink and cut out the top of it, then placed it with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the original image.
  • I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch at the top and added Hello Honey Satin Stitched Ribbon, tied with Coastal Cabana Thick Twine.
  • Along the bottom, I add a strip of the Scallop Dotted Border Punch from Hello Honey cardstock.
  • I placed the tag on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added a little Rhinestone on the mobile for extra bling.
  • I also cut a narrow strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock and stamped Welcome with Coastal Cabana Ink on it, then tucked it under the tag.

So sweet, isn’t it?  Perfect for a baby card!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations using this fabulous color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary!