May 28 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fly Away

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It’s Saturday and you know what that means!!! It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop! This week’s theme is Fly Away…the Design Team could use any selection of stamps with images that can fly!  I know I kept it kind of predictable and used Watercolor Wings…but with a pop of color!

 

Watercolor Wings
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Melon Mambo, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Towards the right side is a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Melon Mambo stripe and a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of the hearts pattern from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper.
  • The Layered Scallop Square is cut from Whisper White and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimesionals.
  • Just For You from Watercolor Wings is stamped in the lower right corner with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The butterfly from Watercolor Wings is stamped with Melon Mambo on scrap Whisper White, then overstamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Clear Wink of Stella is added on top of the Tuxedo Black Ink for some sparkle.
  • Rhinestones were scattered in the background of the card for some extra bling!

 

Love the bright colors on my butterfly…reminds me of visiting the butterfly conservatory up near Niagra Falls!  OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our NEW May 2016 Mini Session using products from the PREORDER Catalog Items…and get a FREE tutorial by signing up for both May AND June! Check out the details over there! Or head backwards to see Melissa’s card for the day!

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Love & Affection clipComing Soon! The May 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets using the NEW Catalog PREORDER items! Opens on May 18th to give our Design Team a little extra time for designing with the new products.

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project (see photo!) for you designed by me! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 

 


May 26 2016

CCMC408 Love & Affection

This week is a soft and pretty color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Grab your stamps and play along!

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Here’s mine using the new Love & Affection stamp set!

 

CCMC408 Love and Affection

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Blushing Bride, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of So Saffron, embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • A 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Blushing Bride (wow…it looks Pink Pirouette here in the photo, but not in real life!) is cut with flag ends and placed across the front.
  • The Lots of Label Framelit is cut from Mint Macaron and added to the center of the card.
  • The Love & Affection large and small flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on So Saffron and a scrap piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper, hand cut, and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The leaves were stamped on Mint Macaron and cut out, then tucked under the flowers.
  • Sending a smile from the Love & Affection stamp set was stamped on a 1/2 x 3-1/2 strip of Whisper White, cut with flag ends and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensonals.
  • Perfect White Accents finish of the centers!

OK, make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team ideas using this beautiful color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

 


May 21 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – A Fond Farewell

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It’s Saturday and you know what that means!!! It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop! This week’s theme is Color Me Happy…there are many, many selections of stamps to color in the catalogs!

 

Birthday Blooms
I REALLY, REALLY love to color…when I was small, the best gift you could give me was a new coloring book and crayons! They had to be SHARP crayons, too! I miss Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities…hoping they come out with something like them SOON!

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Peekaboo Peach cardstock, stamped with the For You greeting in Birthday Blooms with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The large blossom from Birthday Blooms was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White, then colored with the AquaPainter and Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Markers.
  • The blossom was cut out and adhered to a 4th from Largest Circle Framelit cut from Whisper White. The circle is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The blossom was highlighted with some Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.
  • Several Neutral Silver sequins were sprinkled around on the front.

 

OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our NEW May 2016 Mini Session using products from the PREORDER Catalog Items…or get a FREE tutorial by signing up for both May AND June! Check out the details over there! Or head backwards to see Melissa’s card for the day!

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Love & Affection clipIt’s not too late to join!  The May 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets using the NEW Catalog PREORDER items!  

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project (see photo!) for you designed by me! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 

 


May 19 2016

CCMC407 Birthday Blooms

It’s Thursday again and time for our Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a FUN sketch challenge this week.  I ended up making several cards with the basic layout while at my stamping retreat a few weeks ago!

 

 

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And here’s my card…I’m LOVING these new In-Colors!!!

 

CCMC407 Birthday Blooms

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Sweet Sugarplum, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 layer of Whisper White.
  • Strips of Affectionately Yours Designer Paper cut 1 x 3-3/4, 3/4 x 3-3/4 and 1/2 x 3-3/4 were cut and added to the front.
  • Happiest of Birthdays to You was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower left corner.
  • The Birthday Blooms flower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and watercolored with the AquaPainter and Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive and Crushed Cucumber Markers.  It was cut out by hand and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tucked behind are Gold Thread wrapped in circles and secured with Mini Glue Dots.

 

May 2016 Mini Session CollageOk…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…and find out about our May 2016 Mini Session that just started!  It’s not too late to join!  We used products from the PREORDER of the new catalog!

 

 


May 14 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Color Me Happy

SP15SatHopWelcome
It’s Saturday and you know what that means!!! It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop! This week’s theme is Color Me Happy…there are many, many selections of stamps to color in the catalogs!

 

Birthday Blooms
I REALLY, REALLY love to color…when I was small, the best gift you could give me was a new coloring book and crayons!  They had to be SHARP, NEW crayons, too!  I miss Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities…hoping they come out with something like them SOON!

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Peekaboo Peach cardstock, stamped with the For You greeting in Birthday Blooms with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The large blossom from Birthday Blooms was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White, then colored with the AquaPainter and Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Markers.
  • The blossom was cut out and adhered to a 4th from Largest Circle Framelit cut from Whisper White.  The circle is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The blossom was highlighted with some Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.
  • Several Neutral Silver sequins were sprinkled around on the front.

 

OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our NEW May 2016 Mini Session using products from the PREORDER Catalog Items…or get a FREE tutorial by signing up for both May AND June! Check out the details over there! Or head backwards to see Melissa’s card for the day!

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May 2016 Mini Session CollageWoohoo!  We opened the May 2016 MINI SESSION earlier than expected.  It’s not too late to join!  It is only $8.95 US and the Design Team is using products and stamp sets from the NEW Catalog PREORDER items

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project for you designed by me! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 

 


May 12 2016

CCMC406 Going Global

We have a very neutral based color challenge for you to try this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

 

CCMC406

 

Here’s my take using Going Global…one of the retiring stamp sets.  I’m bummed…it is so nice for making masculine cards!

 

CCMC406 Going Global

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Gray.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the World Traveler embossing folder (I really wish this would have stayed in the new catalog!)
  • Towards the bottom is a 1 x 5 strip of Neutrals Designer Paper Collection in the Crumb Cake polka dot pattern.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip  of Smoky Slate is stamped with the World’s Best Dad greeting from Going Global (one of the reasons I like this stamp set so well is that it includes greetings!) in Basic Gray Ink.
  • The compass image from Going Global is stamped with Basic Gray, then colored with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Markers.
  • Some Silver Thread is wrapped in a circle and added behind the image.
  • A Silver sequin is placed in the center of the compass and some silver stars from the Neutrals Sequins is scattered in the background.

Love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary...then grab your stamps and play along!

 

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May 2016 Mini Session CollageNOW OPEN!  The May 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets using the NEW Catalog PREORDER items that demos could order.  Customers can start ordering on June 1st!

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project for you designed by me!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 


May 07 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – For the Ladies

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It’s Saturday and you know what that means!!!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is For That Special Lady…can be a mom, sister, or special friend!  We all need ideas for these wonderful ladies in our lives!  I was fortunate to spend last weekend at a stamping retreat to two of my most special friends that live FAR away from me now!

 

Another wonderful woman in my life is my mother!  I thought I’d share my the Mother’s Day card I made for her using Circle of Spring stamp set.  Of course, I snuck in TWO of the new In Colors, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach!  I love them combined.

 

Circle of Spring
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Sweet Sugarplum, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Along the left side is a strip of Playful Palette Washi Tape in the striped pattern.
  • The Circle of Spring wreath was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz Markers.  It was cut with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.
  • My Amazing Mother from Greatest Greetings (made it in the new catalog!) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Sweet Sugarplum and cut with a flag end.
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock was punched with the Bow Builder punch twice, then assembled into a bow for the front with Mini Glue Dots.
  • A little sparkle with some random Rhinestones puts on the finishing touch!

 

I can’t wait to give this to my mom on Sunday!  OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our NEW May 2016 Mini Session using products from the PREORDER Catalog Items…or get a FREE tutorial by signing up for both May AND June!  Check out the details over there!  Or head backwards to see Melissa’s card for the day!

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Love & Affection clipComing Soon!  The May 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets using the NEW Catalog PREORDER items Opens on May 18th to give our Design Team a little extra time for designing with the new products.

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project (see photo!) for you designed by me!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 

 


May 05 2016

CCMC405 Love & Affection

Yes!  I spy a NEW stamp set, In Color Cardstock, washi tape and designer paper!  The Thursday sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary was perfect for the new Love & Affection stamp set, Affectionately Yours Designer Paper and cool copper metallic Washi Tape!

 

CCMC405
Take a peak:

 

CCMC405 Love and Affection
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, a 4 x 3-1/2 piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Paper was added towards the left side.
  • A strip of copper Affectionately Yours Washi Tape was added to the right side of the DSP.  LOVE the copper metallic look!
  • The larger and smaller flowers in Love & Affection stamp set were stamped with Night of Navy Ink on Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight cardstock, then the leaves with Night of Navy Ink on Cucumber Crush, all were hand-cut.
  • The Tag was cut from Whisper White with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet and the For You from Night of Navy using the same thinlet set.
  • The flowers were added to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered to the front of the card.  A Perfect White Accent for the center is a finishing touch!

 

Oh, it just made me SO happy to use some NEW products I received at On Stage and to give you a sneak peek of them!  I’m LOVING the new In Colors!  OK…head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with the sketch this week!

 

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Love & Affection clipComing Soon!  The May 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets using the NEW Catalog PREORDER items Opens on May 18th to give our Design Team a little extra time for designing with the new products.

 

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project (see photo!) for you designed by me!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 


Apr 21 2016

CCMC403 Birthday Blossoms

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a fun sketch this week, so we hope you’ll play along!

 

CCMC403

 

I took a little liberty with the shapes, as you are welcome to do.  I am on a mission to use my Designer Paper packages before they all retire at the end of May, so I grabbed Farmer’s Market!  lol!

 

CCMC403 Birthday Blossoms

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla.
  • The Lots of Labels Framelit cut the Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot pattern from Farmer’s Market DSP and was adhered on front.
  • The flowers from Birthday Blossoms stamp set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on the Hello Honey print in Farmer’s Market, punched with the Pansy Punch and colored with the Gold Wink of Stella Brush.
  • The centers were stamped again on the Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot Print and handcut, then added to the center of the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flowers were placed on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Mossy Meadow (sob!  It’s leaving soon!) and hand cut out, then tucked under the flowers.
  • Celebrate You from Birthday Blossoms stamp set was stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink.
  • I used the Gold Wink of Stella and my fingernail to flick some gold spots in the background.

 

CCMC403 Birthday Blossoms closeup

 

I love how shimmery the Gold Wink of Stella makes this card!  OK…make sure you check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team to see what they did with the sketch!  Some fun cards over there!

 

 


Apr 16 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Mossy Meadow

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It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the retiring In Colors…and Mossy Meadow (my FAVORITE)  is up this week! I LOVE this green! Dark yet bright and rich looking!

 

In the Meadow 2
Here are the details:

    • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
    • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Mossy Meadow is embossed with the Woodgrain folder.
    • Across the front is 2 x 5-1/4 strip of Tip Top Taupe striped pattern from the In Colors DSP Pack.
    • A 2 x 4-1/2 piece of Whisper White was punched with the Ornate Tag Topper punch.  It is stamped with the trees from In The Meadow stamp set with Mossy Meadow Ink and colored with Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake Markers.
    • More grass was added along the bottom with Mossy Meadow Ink.
    • The tag was tied with 1-1/4 White Jute Ribbon, cut to about 1/2″ width.  It was tied with Linen Thread in a bow, then the Jute was shredded.  The tag was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • The greeting from In the Meadow was stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink on a 3/4″ strip of Tip Top Taupe cardstock, cut a flag end and tucked under the tag.

 

OK….next up on the blog hop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our APRIL MINI SESSION!  We just opened on April 11th…it’s not too late to join!  Get 5 awesome projects for only $8.95 US!   Then continue on to Mary Brown’s blog to see her lovely design using Mossy Meadow!

 

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