Aug 30 2014

Cheerful Christmas FREE TUTORIAL & Blog Candy

Wow…can you believe it is the END of PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary…and you’ll need to be a subscriber to see the EXCLUSIVE card sets we will be showing?  We start our Holiday Card “Create”tions on Sunday, August 31st and you won’t want to miss it!

 

Today it is my turn to offer a FREE TUTORIAL using Cheerful Christmas stamp set!  I think you will enjoy the variety in my card set!  The FREE TUTORIAL is available over on Create with Connie and Mary today!  But first…check this out:

 

 

Cheerful Christmas

 

HolidayCardBadgeWant more ideas using products from the Holiday Catalog?  Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions starts Sunday!  This time we are doing an ALL CARD collection during the 3 weeks (one week Halloween/Fall and two weeks Christmas) for only $19.95!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and subscribe today!

 

 

Here are my individual cards:

Card 4

Card 2

Inside:

Card 2 inside

Card 3

Card 1

 

And…don’t forget to leave a comment here TODAY to be entered for BLOG CANDY!  Win a FREE subscription to our Holiday Card “Create”tions!  Winners will be announced tomorrow.  If you’ve already signed up and win…don’t worry, we’ll apply your win towards a future Card “Create”tions collection!

 

So…now go collect that FREE TUTORIAL over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

 

 

 


Aug 28 2014

CCMC318 Four Feathers

It’s Thursday and time for the weekly challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It is a Color Challenge this week…hope it gets you inspired to make something great!

 

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I thought right away of using my Four Feathers stamp set…it hadn’t been inked up yet!  But, I love that it has coordinating Framelits to match the feathers!  And feathers are REALLY hot right now in decorating…have you noticed them?

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Hello Honey!
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I stamped the Dotty Angles image with Hello Honey ink.
  • Next I used It’s Your Birthday from Big News stamp set with Basic Gray ink.
  • I stamped two of the feathers in Four Feathers with Pool Party ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Feathers Framelits Dies.  I tied some Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine in a double bow and adhered it over the feathers.  They were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I colored some Rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers (darkest one) and added them to the front and the Exclamation Point!

I love the fun, whimsical look to this card and hope you enjoy it, too!

 

 

HolidayCardBadgeSo…don’t forget…it is Holiday Card “Create”tions PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.   Make sure to sign up for our next session starting on Sunday!  We are doing one week of Fall/Halloween card sets and two weeks of Christmas…NOTHING BUT CARDS…for only $19.95 US!

 

 


Aug 27 2014

Day 3 Preview – For All Things

HolidayCardBadgeIt’s Day 3 of our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 Preview Week!  Today we have another FREE TUTORIAL and BLOG CANDY for you, brought to you by the fabulous Debbie Henderson!  Go check out her fun card set over on Create with Connie and Mary!  While you are there, don’t forget to sign up…we will be starting our session on Sunday and you don’t want to miss a thing!  We have three weeks filled with one week of Fall/Halloween card set ideas and two weeks of Christmas/Winter card set ideas!  NOTHING but cards!  Over 72 card EXCLUSIVE ideas for only $19.95 US!  These ideas won’t be shown anywhere else!

 

To celebrate, I made up another Fall card using For All Things.  I love how this turned out with the flower in front of the leaves and the bold background print from Color Me Autumn Designer Paper!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cajun Craze, folded in half.
  • On top I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper
  • I used the Fun Frames Folder and Very Vanilla cardstock and embossed the frame, then cut it out.  I stamped Hello Fall from the same Stampin’ Up! For All Things stamp set with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • The leaf from For All Things was stamped with Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow Inks on Very Vanilla.  Yes…they will be faded and light because of the way the leaf image is made…it is supposed to look distressed!  I cut them out and added them to the left side of the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used the Pansy Punch and Cajun Craze cardstock and punched the flower twice, layered it together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and scrunched the petals.  I added a 7/8 Scallop Circle punched from Hello Honey in the center and scrunched it up, too.  Finally, I added an Early Espresso Neutrals Button tied with Linen Thread in the center and adhered to the front.

I love the fall look this card creates!  And I’m happy to have a Hello Fall greeting back in our lineup!

 

Don’t forget to go check out Debbie Henderson’s fabulous FREE TUTORIAL today and a chance to get a FREE subscription to our new Holiday Card “Create”tions edition over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Aug 26 2014

Day 2 Preview – Fall Fest

Wow…2 posts in one day!  The first one is a cute Halloween card for the SUO Challenge, so make sure you check it out, too!  I just got out my new Fall Fest stamp set to celebrate Day 2 of Create with Connie and Mary PREVIEW WEEK for the Holiday Card “Create”tions.  We are introducing two members of our Design Team today!  Go check them out!

 

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I always am drawn to white pumpkins when I see them for sale or on display.  I don’t see them in the pumpkin fields (wonder why not?).  I had to play around a little to get the color “white” that looked real to me.  I ended up with White Craft Ink on Sahara Sand…the slight greenish cast to Sahara Sand seemed to look the most realistic.  So…here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Very Vanilla, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer is embossed with Delicate Dots folder.
  • I mimicked the dots with the green pattern in Color Me Autumn DSP and cut a 1 x 4 piece to go across the front.
  • I used the Circle Framelits to cut my Very Vanilla circle and tucked it under the DSP.
  • The white pumpkin is White Craft stamped on Sahara Sand and then Pumpkin Pie on Very Vanilla for the other one.  I colored the stems with my Mossy Meadow Marker and cut them out with the Fall Fun Framelits, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped two small leaves with Mossy Meadow Ink and also cut them with the Fall Fun Framelits.
  • The greeting from Holiday Cheer (Project Life) I stamped with Pumpkin Pie and cut with the Circle Framelit.  It was tucked under the pumpkins.
  • I thought it needed just a little more, so I colored two Rhinestone with the Old Olive Blendabilities Markers and added them to the leaves.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread in a circle and added it to the front with a Mini Glue Dot!  It really finished off the card!

 

HolidayCardBadgeSo…don’t forget…it is Holiday Card “Create”tions PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Go check out today’s Design Team members and the BLOG CANDY they have for you!  AND…sign up for our next session starting on Sunday!  We are doing one week of Fall/Halloween card sets and two weeks of Christmas…NOTHING BUT CARDS…for only $19.95 US!

 


Aug 25 2014

Fall Fest…boo!!!

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WOOHOO!  Today is the FIRST day of Preview Week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We are getting ready to launch our nothing but cards, Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!  We are doing one week of Halloween/Fall Card Set Tutorials and two weeks of Christmas/Winter Card Set Tutorials and you don’t want to miss out!  These are perfect for classes, stamp clubs and stamp camps…or use the ideas for your personal stash!  Today Mary Brown has a FREE TUTORIAL using Stampin’ Up!’s Fall Fest for you to download!  AND…she is giving away BLOG CANDY!  Make sure to go to Create with Connie and Mary to find out how to win a FREE subscription to our Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!

 

To celebrate the first day of PREVIEW WEEK, I made up a CAS (Clean & Simple) card using the same set, Fall Fest!  Check it out!  I was inspired by a card I did a few years ago with a mummy stamp lined up in a row…but these bright colored ghosts are twice as fun!

 

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Here are the VERY simple details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Sahara Sand, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Along the bottom are two 3/8″ strips of Motley Monsters Designer Paper (great way to use up scraps!)
  • I stamped the ghost image in Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut them with the Fun Fall Framelits.  On the middle one I added a red Heart sequin!  They are popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also stamped Happy Halloween from And Many More in Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and cut it with the Word Bubble Framelits then adhered to the top.

See…told you it was VERY simple, but the bright colors of the ghosts really POP off the Basic Black!  Now…go check out Create with Connie and Mary and get more details on the FREE TUTORIAL and BLOG CANDY we have for you today!  And don’t forget to sign up while you are there!

 

 

 


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.

 

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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!