Dec 10 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Gold, White and a Color

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Woohoo, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! This week’s theme is a color challenge…Gold/White/Any Color!  I chose Crumb Cake…a neutral for my “any color” as I thought it went well with the Gold & White.  I pulled out a lot of different “gold” elements for this card…was kind of fun mixing and matching them!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • At the bottom, Noel was inked with Versamark, then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
  • The large swirl from Swirly Scribbles Framelits was cut from Gold Metallic Cardstock and added to the top.
  • Several pine branches from Pretty Pines Thinlets were cut from Whisper White and added to the bottom of the “wreath”.
  • The solid pinecone backs were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper and the lacy tops from Gold Metallic Cardstock, and adhered together with Tombow Multipurpose Glue, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A length of Gold Baker’s Twine was tied in a bow and added to the top of the pine cones.
  • Since I thought the background was too plain, I added some splatter from my Gold Wink of Stella by tapping it against a pen.  Love just the touch of glimmer it adds to the background!

 

Definitely have a wonderful combination of the gold products that Stampin’ Up! offers!  I love how “royal” this card looks!  lol!

 

december-2016-collageMake sure to check out the rest of the Design Team to see what they did with the color challenge of Gold/White/Any color this week!

 

Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about our December Mini Session that starts TOMORROW! We’re featuring products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogs!  And…check out the HOLIDAY BLOG CANDY we are offering…free subscriptions!

 

 

 

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Dec 08 2016

CCMC436 Yummy Little Christmas

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and we have a pretty non-traditional Christmas color combination, although the Silver does had that touch of sparkle the holidays usually bring!

 

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I used a stamp set that I bought to make a card set for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session…the cards turned out SO cute and it really is a fun stamp set to play with!  Using these colors really takes it in a different direction!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Across the top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky, the medium size utensil “snowflake” was randomly stamped with Soft Sky Ink.
  • Along the bottom is a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of In Colors Patterns Paper Stack.
  • To hide the seam, a piece of the Silver Glitter Ribbon was added and secured in the back.
  • The mixer and greeting from Yummy Little Christmas were placed on one clear block, then stamped with Versamark on Whisper White cardstock and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  It was cut with the large Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit and then layered on the larger Scallop Oval cut from Sweet Sugarplum carsdtock.  The oval was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Love the details of the stitching, the embossing…and the scalloped oval all together!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

december-2016-collageAnd check out our newest December Mini Session that opens soon!  We’re using products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!

Items we will be using in December Mini Session to get you ready for January classes!

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats

 

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

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Dec 06 2016

Merry Mice

This is my second post today…make sure to check out the other one for the SUO Challenge today!

 

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Woohoo!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary today…someone is offering BLOG CANDY!  It’s a FREE subscription to our December Mini Session.  You can win just by leaving a comment on her blog today!  Don’t worry, if you have already subscribed, we’ll apply your win to our January session!  Remember to sign up NOW for our December session…we are featuring products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogs and open in less than a week!

 

For my card today, I combined a LITTLE sneak peek of a product in the Occasions Catalog with the cute stamp set, Merry Mice!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Stack.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of Pacific Point, stamped with the greeting in Merry Mice with Black Stazon Ink.
  • Along the bottom of that is a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper…love how it sparkles!
  • The mouse is stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with the AquaPainter and NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!  They are REALLY nice and smooth to use!  Love them!
  • The Oval was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit (largest one).  It is placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Want more ideas for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products?  Our December Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session will give you LOTS of new ideas!  Check out the details at Create with Connie and Mary.  And remember…find out who is offering the BLOG CANDY FREE SUBSCRIPTION today!

 


Dec 05 2016

Suite Seasons

I recently held a FREE class for those that purchased the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  This was one of the cards we made so they could learn how to extend the square into a rectangle shape!  What you really can’t see is the wonderful SPARKLE of the Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder on the greeting!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Garden Green, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper in the stripe pattern.
  • Across the front is a 1-1/2 x 4 strip of coordinating This Christmas Specialty DSP in the print pattern.
  • The square Stitched Shape Framelit was extended into a Rectangle Shape with Very Vanilla cardstock.  The greeting from Suite Seasons was stamped with Versamark and then covered with Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder.  You do need to heat this type of embossing powder a little longer to really “set” it.
  • The Very Vanilla rectangle was layered on Garden Green cardstock and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The holly leaves were punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch from the green checked print in This Christmas DSP, the berries were punched from Red Glimmer Paper.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I think that stitching really adds a lot to the greeting panel, don’t you?

 

dec-2016-collageOK…we have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT over on Create with Connie and Mary today!  Want to win a FREE subscription to our December Mini Session?  We are featuring NEW products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  Check out the details over there!  Already subscribed?  We’ll apply your win to our January Mini Session!

 

 

 

 

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Dec 03 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Inspired by a Christmas Song

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But, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! This week’s theme is “Inspired by a Christmas Song”!  This was such a FUN theme!  I could think of a dozen different ways to go.  Ended up with my card that could be two different songs…Joy to the World…or Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  Both are favorite songs of mine!  Plus, I thought the sheet music designer paper pattern in This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper worked perfectly!  (I wonder how many of us used the same print?)  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of the sheet music from This Christmas Specialty DSP.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of a coordinating print in This Christmas Specialty DSP.
  • A large oval was cut from the green plaid design in…yup…This Christmas DSP, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The angel from Wonder of Christmas was stamped with Black Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and watercolored with the AquaPainter and Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride Ink Pads.  She was hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The wings were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Several small stars were punched from Gold Glimmer Paper from the Sprinkles Punch and added randomly on the front.

wi15badgeSo usually I don’t go for mixing a lot of DSP patterns…but in this case I do think it works!  What do you think?

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team to see what Christmas Song inspired them this week!  Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about our December Mini Session that will be starting soon.  We’re featuring products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogs!

 

 

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Dec 01 2016

CCMC435 Merry Mice

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It’s a fun sketch challenge this week.  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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I’ve used one of the mice in Merry Mice Stamp set and cut him out separately from the trio image for my card today.  Look at him all decked out with Christmas lights!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake was embossed with the Holly Folder.
  • The two rectangles were cut from Candy Cane Lane DSP and angled on the front.
  • A Whisper White circle was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The mouse was stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White, watercolored with a Blender Pen and Crumb Cake, Real Red Ink Pads, the lights with various Brights Markers.  The “ground” has a shading of Crumb Cake under the mouse.  The mouse is popped up with a Dimensional.
  • The Candy Cane Bakers Twine was tied in a bow and added to the top of the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Merry Christmouse was stamped with Black Stazon in the lower right corner.

Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with the sketch this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Nov 26 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Homespun Christmas

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Ahhh, Thanksgiving is over!  We had a housefull…12 adults and 2 babies…but what a blast!  LOTS of great food and thankful that everyone pitches in and brings something!  Here’s a cute picture of two of the grands, my youngest son’s kids.  Wish it turned out a little better and not so grainy.  My brother and I are about the same age apart as Quinn and Brody are…and I’m sure I remember a similar picture of the two of us together with me almost strangling him around the neck, too!  lol!

 

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But, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is “Homespun Christmas”.  I love the traditional look of pines and pine cones, so that is what I chose to represent my homespun Christmas.  The plaids in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Pack work perfectly!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • A 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper selected, then a 1-1/4 piece cut off one end and flipped to the reverse side, then adhered to the front of the Whisper White cardstock.
  • Gold Bakers Twine was wrapped around 3 times to hide the seam.
  • The label from Christmas Pines was stamped with Cherry Cobbler on Crumb Cake cardstock and the Christmas Blessings greeting with Chocolate Chip inside, then hand-cut.
  • The pine branches were cut from Old Olive cardstock, the mistletoe from Whisper White and the pine cones from Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip cardstocks and adhered together on the front.
  • A bow was cut from Gold Glimmer Paper and added to the top of the pine cones.

 

What do you think?  Did I fulfill the Homespun challenge?  OK…next up is Mary Brown, go check out what she did with the challenge this week!

 

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Nov 24 2016

CCMC434 Wonder of Christmas

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

I told you last week that I used last week’s sketch for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!  Isn’t it fun how different it actually looks?

 

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Here’s what I did using Stampin’ Up!’s Wonder of Christmas stamp set!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper was added across the front.
  • On the 3 x 3-1/4 Whisper White, a coordinating 1 x 3 piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP was added to the bottom, plus a small 1/8″ x 3 piece of Gold Glimmer Paper.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The angel from Wonder of Christmas was stamped with Black Stazon, then colored with Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake Markers with a Blender Pen.  A little bit of Blushing Bride colored her face, hands and feet.
  • Over top of the dress, the Gold Wink of Stella was added…so pretty and sparkly!  Then the Clear Wink of Stella was added to the wings.  The angel was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few stars from the Star Border Punch were punched from Gold Glimmer Paper and added to the background.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s creations over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  So fabulous ideas!

 

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Nov 19 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Non-Traditional Colors

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This week’s Saturday Blog Hop over on Create with Connie and Mary features non-traditional Christmas colors!  Any more, though, anything goes and there is so much variety!  So, I had a hard time thinking of something that was really “non-traditional”!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo, scored at 5-1/2 and folded to make the base card.
  • Merry Medley Background stamp was inked with Smoky Slate, then stamped on the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate.  White Craft Ink was sponged along the edges to soften it a little.
  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of Flirty Flamingo Designer Paper was added across the front.
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • The snowflake from Tin of Tags was stamped with White Craft Ink on Flirty Flamingo, then embossed with White Embossing Powder and punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • The punches were adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Large Rhinestone was added to the center and a few scattered in the background for a little bling!

 

OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our November 2016 Mini Session that opened last week! PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that! Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs! WOOHOO!

 

 

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Nov 17 2016

CCMC433 Santa’s Sleigh

It’s Thursday and time for another challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I love the sketch challenges and this is a sketch I will (and have) use a lot!  In fact, I used it for next week’s color challenge, too.  But it looks totally different with another stamp set and DSP!

 

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Here’s my card…love that reindeer!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP was cut into a flag shape on one edge and added to the front.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was placed across the center of it.
  • A 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of coordinating Warmth & Cheer DSP was added to the bottom of a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White.  Some Gold Baker’s Twine is wrapped around three times to hide the seam.
  • Peace from Holly Jolly Greetings was stamped with Cherry Cobbler above the DSP.
  • The Reindeer from Santa’s Sleigh was stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and cut with the Framelits.  The wreath was stamped with Garden Green on Whisper White and cut with the Framelits.  The bow was stamped with Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the Framelits, then clear Wink Of Stella added on top.
  • The wreath was cut and adhered behind the neck of the reindeer, and then it was popped up on the front of the card.
  • Several stars from Santa’s Sleigh were stamped with Daffodil Delight in the background.

I love how festive this card looks!  OK…stop over at Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!

 

november-2016-collageAnd check  out our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our brand new November 2016 Mini Session that just opened! PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that! Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs! WOOHOO!

 

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

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