Oct 26 2017

CCMC481 All Things Thanks

The colors for today’s Create with Connie and Mary spell out FALL for me!  I used the fabulous Leaf Punch to punch out some fall leaves!  The touch of Tranquil Tide in my Designer Paper was the perfect background.

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Eastern Palace designer Paper.
  • The Thanks for Everything from All Things Thanks was stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink on Whisper White and cut with the largest Stitched Shapes Circle.  It was placed off center on the front and the excess of the circle cut off.
  • Four leaves each were punched from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry and tucked under the circle edges.
  • A double bow of Linen Thread was added to the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Two Glitter Dots were added to the top of the circle.

 

Pretty simple card, but makes a nice thank you, I think!  Make sure to check out Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this challenge…we had a nice fall selection of cards…all very different!

 

 

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Oct 21 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Black and Orange

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Black & Orange Cards” this week.  Of course, since Halloween is SO close now, it was the obvious choice to use, right?  But…I think not quite so obvious is the use of the Garden Girl stamp set!  I love how she turned out!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Spooky Nights Designer Paper was placed at the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • The pumpkins from Spooky Nights Designer Paper were cut out and placed at the top of the DSP.
  • The girl from Garden Girl was stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White, then colored with the NEW Stampin’ Blends in Dark/Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark/Light Smoky Slate and Ivory for the skin.
  • The hat from Spooky Cat stamp set was stamped with Memento Black on Very Vanilla and cut out.  The buckle colored with Dark Pumpkin Pie.
  • Don’t forget one of the small pumpkins was cut from the DSP and tucked in the basket.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Cat Stamp Set was stamped with Memento Black.
  • A few Black Rhinestones were scattered in the background.

 

I can’t wait to see what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is our Create website to find out more about our October Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 


Oct 19 2017

CCMC480 Pick a Pumpkin

We have a fun sketch challenge for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  I combined the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set with the Spooky Nights Designer Paper to come up with my fun card!  LOVE the colors, too!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

The Stampin’ details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pumpkin Pie, embossed with the Sparkle embossing folder.
  • The large circle from Layering Shapes Circles cut the Spooky Nights DSP, then the scallop circle cut from Lemon Lime Twist was adhered under it.  It is popped on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The star pumpkin was cut from Cajun Craze and the outline pumpkin from Lemon Lime Twist with the Patterned Pumpkins Framelits and added on top of the circle.
  • A jack-o-lantern and witch hat were cut from the Spooky Nights DSP and added to the front.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Cat stamp set was stamped with Memento Black on Lemon Lime Twist and punched with the Classic Label Punch, then tucked under the pumpkin.
  • A Black Rhinestone was added to the hat band plus a few scattered in the background for a little bling.

 

Don’t you LOVE it???  I do!!!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary! 

 

Know what else I love?  The Design Team’s tutorial over in the October 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session.  It is NOW OPEN with some FABULOUS ideas!

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Oct 12 2017

CCMC479 Seasonal Chums

It’s Thursday!  And that is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Surprise!  I used the following color challenge to make a winter card!  At first glance, winter wouldn’t be my guess to use…but I think it worked out great!

 

Here’s my card.  I did use Soft Sky predominately and the two greens as accents…but it works, right?

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the Snowflake Embossing Folder in the upper left corner.  A strip of torn Whisper White cardstock was added to the bottom for a snowbank.
  • The Seasonal Chums snowman was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and colored with Soft Sky, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers.  Also a little Smoky Slate Marker for his hat and rabbit, Pumpkin Pie Marker for his nose and Real Red Marker for the berries.  He was cut out using the Seasonal Tags Framelits and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front.
  • Two snowflakes from the Seasonal Tags Framelits were cut from Whisper White and added in the background with Clear Faceted Gems in the center for a little bling.
  • Finally, Merry Christmas from Seasonal Chums stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the snowbank.

 

Isn’t that fun?  I love how it turned out.  That set is quickly becoming one of my favorites…you’ll see it again on Saturday!  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!

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Oct 11 2017

Ready for Christmas

I have a fun card for you today, but first…

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  It’s time to sign up!  We are featuring products from the new HOLIDAY Catalog!  Plus, get a FREE BONUS TUTORIAL of a FUN different project using the Be Merry Kit when you sign up for both October & November!  See details below!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

 

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Sets we will be using:

 

  • Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle
  • Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  • Christmas Happiness Bundle

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I received the Ready for Christmas bundle as a pillow gift in Thailand…but hadn’t used itx, ecept for the little dog and table!  So…grabbed it to make this card for the launch of the October 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper.
  • A 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock was placed on top with a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of the poinsettia pattern DSP across it.
  • The background tree from Ready for Christmas was stamped with Garden Green Ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut with the Christmas Staircase Thinlit Dies.  Several of the green fronds were also cut from Garden Green cardstock and added on top.
  • The tree was placed on the left side of the Whisper White panel and a 3/4 x 1 Chocolate Chip cardstock trunk added under it.
  • Several poinsettias were hand-cut from the DSP and added to the tree.
  • A 1/8 bow of Real Red Ribbon was added to the top.
  • The greeting from Watercolor Christmas was stamped with Real Red ink in the upper right corner.
  • Rhinestone Jewels were added to the center of the poinsettias.

 

Don’t forget to check out Create with Connie and Mary or visit my blog to sign up for our latest FABULOUS edition!  You’ll be glad you did!

 


Oct 07 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Autumn cards with non-fall colors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Autumn cards with non-fall colors” this week!  Just by accident, I had made the “perfect” card for this challenge when I was designing my stamp club cards last week.  I decided not to use it for club because I wanted more traditional colors and to use the beautiful Painted Autumn DSP instead.  So…here’s the card we DIDN’T do!  I love, love, love the bright colors!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Bermuda Bay cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black Cardstock.
  • On the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, the colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay are washed in the background with an AquaPainter.  Let dry.
  • Stamp the Pick a Pumpkin images with Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Memento Black Ink and cut with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.
  • Save the stars from the Basic Black star pumpkin to use in the background.
  • Cut the large pumpkin twice…once with Basic Black and once with Lemon Lime Twist cardstocks, then paper piece the Lemon Lime Twist pieces inside the openings of the Basic Black pumpkin.  Adhere to card.
  • Cut some vines from Bermuda Bay.
  • Arrange the pumpkins, using some Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the vines and stars.
  • Stamp the greeting from Butterfly Basics with Memento Black Ink.

Next up is our Create website to find out more about our October Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Sep 30 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Fun Edge Cards

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Fun Edge Cards” this week!  I think a fancy edge just adds so much to a card…but other than the edge, my card is super simple!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 6-3/4 piece of Real Red, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The snowflake edge from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits cut the bottom edge of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White and then adhered on top of the Real Red shorter front.
  • The red Snowflake edge from Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits was cut from Real Red, then the snowflakes individually cut and added to the other edge with Tombow Monoadhesive Glue.
  • Merry Christmas from Snowflake Sentiments was stamped with Memento Black Ink on front.
  • Inside a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Metallic Gold Paper was added to the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Some Gold/Silver Washi Tape was placed along the edge to hide the seam.
  • The inside greeting from Snowflake Sentiments was stamped with Memento Black Ink, then the snowflakes stamped with Real Red Ink.

Next up is our Create website to find out more about our October Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Sep 28 2017

CCMC477 Graceful Garden

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a pretty color challenge…the bright colors seem very appropriate for the warm summer-like weather we’ve been having this week!

I pulled out the Petal Garden Designer Paper Stack because I knew it had these colors in it!  I also pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used yet…Graceful Garden!  It’s a pretty simple card, but I do like how it turned out!  Those colors are great together!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Fresh Fig cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 3 x 4 piece of the Petal Garden Designer Paper was placed along the bottom.  The print is so bold that it didn’t need a whole lot more embellishment!
  • To hide the seam, I used the 1/8″ Fresh Fig ribbon and tied a knot on the front.
  • The flower from Graceful Garden stamp set was stamped with Calypso Coral Ink once and Pear Pizzazz Ink once on scrap Whisper White.  The fern leaf was stamped with Fresh Fig Ink.  They were watercolored with ink from the lid of the ink pads and an AquaPainter.  All were hand-cut and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from All Things Thanks was stamped with Fresh Fig Ink.

 

That’s it!  Like I said…super simple!  OK…check out the other Challenge Team members and the wonderful designs they have done this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Sep 21 2017

CCMC476 Colorful Seasons

It’s time for another challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  We have a fun sketch for you to try this week!  Our Challenge Team did some FABULOUS things with it!

 

 

With the trees starting to change colors and fall in our neighborhood, I was inspired to pull out the Colorful Seasons stamp set and make some of my own leaves!

 

A while back I had made up a sheet of fall colors by sponging ink on glossy cardstock.  I cut a couple leaves out earlier with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but still had room to cut a few more.   They were perfect for this sketch!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • A 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Early Espresso was decorated with 1-1/2 wide piece of Painted Autumn DSP, then a 1/2 wide strip of the other pattern on top diagonally.
  • A Stitched Layer circle was cut from Very Vanilla, stamped with the greeting from Colorful Seasons and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two leaves stamped with Basic Black on the inked glossy cardstock and cut with the Thinlits were adhered to the bottom of the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of the Copper Trim was opened/frayed, tied in a knot, then added to the top of the leaves.

 

SO simple, but has a lot of impact, I think!  OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Plus check out the September Mini Session details…full of ideas using the Holiday Catalog!

 

 


Sep 14 2017

CCMC475 Labels to Love

Oh!  What a fun color combination we have for you today on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Perfect for these little cooler and rainy days!  Reminds me that fall will soon be here!

 

The Painted Autumn Designer Paper had this check pattern that I thought worked great with the colors…seems like a few of the other Challenge Team members thought the same thing!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky cardstock is added on top.
  • The Painted Autumn DSP is 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 and adhered towards the right side.
  • A 1/2 x 5 piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock is added on top.
  • The largest circle in the Stitched Shapes was cut from Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped with the Labels to Love greeting in Early Espresso Ink, then added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The trio of pumpkins were cut out of the Painted Autumn DSP and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach cardstocks were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked around the circle and pumpkins.
  • A piece of Soft Sky Woven Ribbon was tied in a knot and added to the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

LOVE this color combination!  OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs to see what they did with it.  AND…check out the September 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session that just opened!

 

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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