Oct 01 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Halloween Colors

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “HALLOWEEN COLORS”!  I must admit that I went away from the usual colors of orange and black this week.  I love the addition of purple over the past few years, so I went with it!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Perfect Plum cardstock folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Smoky Slate cardstock layer, large Circle Framelit was cut from Crushed Curry cardstock and sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink.  The spooky tree from the Halloween Scene Edgelits was placed across the front.
  • One of the houses from Halloween Night DSP was hand-cut and added next to the tree.  The windows were colored with the Crushed Curry Marker.
  • The witch was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Smoky Slate, then cut with the Edgelits, colored with Perfect Plum, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry Markers, then added to the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Two bats were stamped at the top left corner and the greeting was stamped in the bottom right with Memento Black Ink.
  • Finally, some Halloween Night Enamel Dots were added to the front for a little bling!

 

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Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Halloween Colors” theme this week! Click on the buttons below to go to our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session…we are now taking signups!  Then continue on to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!  Here’s a sneak peek!

 

 

 

 

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Sep 29 2016

CCMC426 Cookie Cutter Halloween

Welcome back!  It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  This week it is a fun color challenge…it put me in the mind of Halloween, so I pulled out Cookie Cutter Halloween again!

 

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Here’s what I did:

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Details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Dapper Denim cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the brick pattern from Ghoulish Grunge was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink along the left side.
  • A 1-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Tangerine Tango was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and added towards the right side.
  • A 2-1/2″ Layering Circle was cut from Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • The mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink and watercolored with Smoky Slate Marker.  The bowtie was stamped with Tangerine Tango.
  • Both the Mummy and the bowtie were punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and added to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Silver Sequins were added to the front for a little bling!
  • Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in the lower right with Tangerine Tango Ink.

 

OK…that’s it!  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 this week…then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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Sep 24 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Not your normal fall card

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “NOT YOUR NORMAL FALL CARD”, meaning a non-traditional shaped card!  I’ve been wanting to make a house card…but it turned out a lot smaller than I anticipated!  It is still cute…although I could seeing using it as more of a tag on a gift bag or something!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • Two of the fronts of the house were cut with the Home Sweet Home Framelit from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
  • The door was cut from Basic Black, the window cut out and Daffodil Delight placed behind it.
  • The bat and ghost were stamped with Memento Black Ink and cut out with the Framelits.
  • Several of the “roof” tiles were cut from Basic Black and added to the front, then the Spider web was stamped with White Craft Ink on the front a couple times.
  • The doorknob is one of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

 

Here’s the inside…another house was cut from Daffodil Delight and trimmed slightly smaller to layer inside.  More spider webs and the Trick or Treat greeting was added with Memento Black Ink.

 

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I included a picture of the back so you can see that I scored down a little from the top point and adhered only in that portion to form the card.

 

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Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Not your normal fall card” theme this week!  Click on the buttons below to forward to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!

 

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Sep 22 2016

CCMC425 Star of Light

I loved the sketch this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Wait until you see all the different looks our Challenge Team did this week with it!  Wow!!!  LOVED them all!  I had originally thought to use my Cookie Cutter Halloween…good thing I changed my mind!  It would have been VERY similar to Mary’s card this week!  We do that SO often!

 

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And here is my card.  I love the Silver, White and Soft Sky combination!  SOOOO pretty in real life!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • One panel of 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 Soft Sky and one panel of 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate in the silver finish were added on top…love that one side is gold and one side is silver!
  • The background star from Starlight Thinlets was cut from Whisper White and the filigree star from Silver Metallic cardstock and were adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A large rhinestone jewel is in the center of the star.
  • Merry Christmas from Star of Light stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1/2″ scrap of Whisper White and cut with a flag end, then tucked under the star.
  • Three stars from the Metallic Shapes were added to the front for some extra bling!

 

OK…are you ready to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week?  See them over on Create with Connie and Mary!   Then grab your stamps and play along!  We’d love to see what you do!

 

 

 

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Sep 17 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fall is in the Air

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “FALL IS IN THE AIR”! I hadn’t pulled out my Leaflet Framelits yet this year…and I thought I’d combine it with the pretty Petals & Paisley’s Designer Paper using a reverse leaf design!

 

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Here are the details…pretty CAS design!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Petals & Posies Designer Paper was adhered towards the top of the base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, the maple leaf was cut with the Leaflet Framelits.  The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and the greeting from Suite Seasons was added with Chocolate Chip Ink to the bottom.  It was placed on the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of Delightful Dijon Ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack was tied in a knot and added above the stem of the leaf.
  • The Metallic Enamel Shape Dots were added to the front for some extra bling.

 

Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Fall is in the Air” theme this week!  Click on the buttons below to forward to the Create with Connie and Mary website and then to Mary Brown, or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!

 

Sept 2016 collageBut first…we just opened our September 2016 Mini Session and it’s not too late to sign up! The September 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the new HOLIDAY 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!

All project tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be shown anywhere else online!

 

Sign up for both September and October for only $17.90 US and we have a Fall BONUS project for you designed by Connie Babbert using the Home Sweet Home Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

 

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Sep 15 2016

CCMC424 Cookie Cutter Christmas

Even though the title says Christmas, this isn’t a Christmas card for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!  Take a look at this combination!  At first I thought Gingerbread man with the Soft Suede, but the teddy bear caught my eye.  And, with TWO grandbabies born within 3 weeks, I do have babies on the mind!

 

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Here’s my card…although the colors are pretty gender neutral, I’m leaning towards it being a baby boy card!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Suede folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Moroccan Designer Paper.
  • The 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 layer of Delightful Dijon cardstock is embossed with the Cable Knit folder and placed down the center.
  • The Gold Baker’s Twine (in the Holiday Catalog) is wrapped around 3 times across the front
  • A scalloped Layering Circle is cut from Whisper White and stamped with the trio of stars in Made with Love stamp set and Delightful Dijon Ink.  It is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The teddy bear and ears were stamped with Soft Suede and the nose/mouth with Memento Black Ink and punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The ears were cut by hand and adhered behind the head.  He is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The bowtie was stamped with Emerald Envy and punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, then added a small dot of Delightful Dijon (from the punch) to the center and added with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • For Your Little One from Made with Love was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1″ scrap of Emerald Envy and tucked under the scallop circle.

Looks super cute and cuddly, doesn’t it???  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team has done over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  You can upload to any gallery or Pinterest, then link back on our Website using the Inlinkz button!

 

Sept 2016 collageAnd…don’t forget!  Create with Connie and Mary just opened our September Mini Session filled with lots of EXCLUSIVE tutorials using products from the Holiday Catalog!  You won’t find these ideas anywhere else online, just for our subscribers!  For only $8.95 US, you will get 12 card ideas (3 sets of 4 using the same stamp set), and two 3D projects perfect for classes and gift giving!

 

 

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Sep 10 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Autumn Leaves or Trees

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “AUTUMN LEAVES OR TREES”!  I had trouble narrowing down what leaves I wanted to use (besides the obvious Thoughtful Branches stamp set that is still available).  But, I noticed the leaves in Flourishing Phrases and thought they would be perfect dressed up for fall!

 

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I paired the Flourish Thinlets with the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack in the Holiday Mini.  Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Chocolate Chip cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/4 x 4 Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack plaid pattern was added to the front of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 3/8 x 5-1/4 strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock was placed across the front.
  • A 2″ punched circle of Whisper White was added to the front.
  • The Flourish Thinlet leaves were cut from Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then tied the ends together with Linen Thread and tied in a bow.  They were added to the circle with Mini Glue Dots.
  • With Sympathy from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink in the lower right corner.

 

I always need sympathy cards, and I really like how this one turned out.  Ok…continue around the blog hop to see what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did this week on our Saturday Blog Hop by clicking the buttons below.

 

Sept 2016 collageBut first…we’re getting ready to start our September 2016 Mini Session and it’s time to sign up!  The September 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the new HOLIDAY 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 September and October for only $17.90 US and we have a Fall BONUS project for you designed by Connie Babbert using the Home Sweet Home Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

 

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Sep 08 2016

CCMC423 Cookie Cutter Halloween

For today’s sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary, I used the cute as can be stamp set, Cookie Cutter Halloween!  So many great ideas using this set…or the coordinating Christmas one!

 

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Here’s what I did:

 

CCMC423 Cookie Cutter Halloween
 

The details:

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pumpkin Pie, folded in half.
  • Across the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black, a 1-3/4 x 4 strip of Halloween Night DSP was placed across the front.  A coordinating stripe from Halloween Night DSP was added at the bottom of the first DSP.
  • A Lots of Labels Framelit was cut from Pumpkin Pie and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The mummy from Cookie Cutter Halloween was stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored the bandages with Smoky Slate Marker accents and the face with Pear Pizzazz Marker.  It was punched with the Cookie Builder Punch and added to the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The candy tote was also stamped with Memento Black, colored with markers, cut out by hand and added to the front.
  • A bow was tied with the Pumpkin Pie/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and added to the neck with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun was stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Classic Label punch, then tucked under the side of the mummy.

 

Sept 2016 collageCheck out the rest of the Challenge Team designs with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

AND…while you are there, don’t forget to sign up for the September Mini Session!  FIVE great 3D and card ideas for the upcoming Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays!  Something for everyone and only $8.95 US for step by step tutorials on how to make them!  Great for classes or gifts!

 

 

 

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Sep 01 2016

CCMC422 Pretty Kitty

WOOHOO!  The Holiday Catalog is LIVE for customers to order!  Haven’t you been seeing some GREAT samples?

It’s Thursday and we have a beautiful color combination for you to try this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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I first thought flowers…then saw my Pretty Kitty stamp set sitting on the shelf…purrrfect!  I love this yarn kitty image combined with the brand new Cable Knit Embossing folder!  You’ll be surprised when you order it…the folder is extra thick so you need one less acrylic plate to push thru the Big Shot!  And, it gives a nice 3D depth to the cardstock!

 

CCMC422 Pretty Kitty

 

Here are the details.  Does the layout look familiar?  Yes!  I loved last week’s sketch SO much that I used it again this week!

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Peekaboo Peach, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Sahara Sand is run thru the Big Shot with the Cable Knit Folder.
  • I cut a large circle with the Layering Circles Framelit from Calypso Coral Cardstock and stamped the greeting from Pretty Kitty at the top.  It was adhered on top of the card.
  • A strip of striped Peekaboo Peach from the In Colors Patterns Paper Pack was cut with a flag end and added on the front.
  • The kitty was stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with Sahara Sand, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral Markers and the AquaPainter.  It was cut with a smaller Layering Circle Framelit.
  • Some Silver Sequins were added around the stamped image for a little bling!

 

Super sweet, don’t you think?  OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they have done!  And…check out the details of our September 2016 Mini Session featuring products from the Holiday Catalog!  We’ll be opening SOON!

 

 

 

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Aug 27 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we plan on getting you to sing along with some “oldies, but goodies’. Next up is the song “Somewhere over the Rainbow”…featuring rainbows or the colors of the rainbow!   I don’t have any stamps with rainbows, so I used my Blossom Builder Punch to punch out flowers in different colors!

 

Scenic Sayings
 

Isn’t that fun?  It almost has the curve of a rainbow…on the side at least!  Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 This Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the greeting from Scenic Sayings was inked up with the Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point Markers, then stamped towards the right side.
  • Three small flowers from the Blossom Builder Punch were punched from Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Pacific Point cardstock and adhered on the front with Mini Glue Dots.  The petals were curled up.
  • In the center of each flower is a Rhinestone Jewel…so it is very sparkly in real life!

 

That’s it! Pretty simple, huh?  OK, next up is Mary Brown to see what she did with the rainbow theme!  Or you can go backwards to Melissa’s blog!

 

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