Apr 15 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Oh the Places we will Go

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is “Oh the Places We Will Go”…sort of a travel theme this week!  I immediately thought to use my Mediterranean Moments stamp set…it brings back great memories of being on the Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip last year!  LOVED touring Europe and will definitely go back one day!

 

 

These little cafe tables and outdoor restaurants were all over Italy and Spain.  I also loved the flowers and greenery hanging from windows!  This photo was taken in Cannes with the flowering vine just hanging off the trellis!

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Calypso Coral cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Calypso Coral was added to the left side of the 3 x 4 piece of Black Stripe pattern from Neutrals Paper Pack and then was added to a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The greeting from Suite Sentiments was stamped with Calypso Coral Ink in the top right corner.
  • The image from Mediterranean Moments was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White cardstock, then watercolored with an AquaPainter and Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Markers.
  • It was cut with the largest Stitched Oval Shape, then adhered to the largest oval of Basic Black Cardstock cut with the Layering Ovals.  I love that these framelits coordinate so well together!  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of scrap Calypso Coral cardstock was punched with the Badge Punch, and trimmed so that only the scallop portion peaks under the oval.
  • A small piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon is tied in a knot and added to the left side of the oval with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do! Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to see more about our April Mini Session that just opened, then continue on to Mary Brown and check out her design or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

Create with Connie and Mary April 2017 Mini Session JUST OPENED!  It’s not too late to join!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes! So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 13 2017

CCMC453 – Oh So Succulent

This week we have a fun sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary.  I just had to use the Succulent Framelits again to build a flower!

 

 

Here’s my card.  I love the white daisy look!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4×4 piece of Daffodil Delight Patterns Paper Pack was added to the front.
  • A 1/4 x 5 strip of Basic Black was added across the front.
  • The greeting from Confetti Celebrations was stamped with Memento Black Ink on top of the Designer Paper.
  • Two of the medium large and one medium succulent flowers were cut from Whisper White cardstock.  Two small flowers were cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock for the center.  All were adhered together, then added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Perfect White Accent was colored with a Black Sharpie Marker and added to the center.
  • The Medium Large succulent flower was also cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and two petals cut off (twice) for the leaves.  They were tucked under the flowers and adhered.

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it…if I do say so myself!  Of course, I’m always lovin’ my flowers!  lol!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary today!

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is NOW OPEN!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes! So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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Apr 08 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Spring Flowers

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is “Spring Flowers” this week!  It is SO nice to see the grass greening up, the daffodils and early flowers in bloom, and the trees starting to bud out.  I love this time of year…although my allergies do NOT.  Must be something with the flowering trees to cause my itchy eyes and nose!  lol!

 

 

I love the Succulent Framelits all on their own and have used them for SEVERAL of my Create projects.  Only the greeting is stamped!  Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Peekaboo Peach cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Sahara Sand Neutrals Designer Paper was adhered across the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • A length of the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon was placed across the front and adhered in the back to hide the seam.  I am going to MISS that ribbon when it retires!
  • Cut two of the medium larger flower shapes of Succulents with So Saffron cardstock, then the two smallest sizes from Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the center.  Adhere all together, then add to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Color a Perfect White Accent with Black Sharpie Marker and add to center.
  • Cut another of the medium larger flower shape of Succulent from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, then cut of two petals (twice) for the leaves.  Tuck and adhere under the flowers.
  • Stamp the Happy Mother’s Day greeting from Oh So Succulent with Memento Black Ink.

 

I’m SO happy with how this turned out and can’t wait to give it to my mom for Mother’s Day this year!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do! Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to see more about our April Mini Session, then continue on to Mary Brown and check out her design or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

Create with Connie and Mary April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes! So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 06 2017

CCMC452 – Big On Birthdays

This week we have a pretty color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary.  The colors scream SPRING to me, even though we could get SNOW around here today and tonight!  Yikes!

 

 

Here’s my card using Big on Birthdays!  First time I’ve used this image in that set!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 So Saffron cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 piece of Peekaboo Peach Paper Pack DSP was added to the top of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The large Big On Birthdays greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink towards the bottom.
  • The flowers were colored with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Sahara Sand Markers.
  • A portion of a Lace Doily was sponged with So Saffron Ink, then added below the Designer Paper.
  • A row of Pearls were added along the seam of the DSP.
  • A length of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon was tied in a knot, then added to the top of the doily with a Mini Glue Dot.

I love all the little feminine details on here!  Hope you do, too!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary today!

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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Apr 01 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Easter Favors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is “Easter Favors” this week!  I love little 3D projects, so can’t wait to see what everyone came up with this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • Stamp two of the largest Jar of Fun images onto Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, then cut with the Everyday Jars Framelits.  Use an aquaPainter and Pool Party Ink to watercolor the background inside the jar.
  • Stamp two jar tops with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White and cut with the jar topper framelit, then add to the top of the jars.
  • Stamp the bunny, carrot and greeting with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Basket Builder Framelits.  Cut the grass from Wild Wasabi cardstock and add to the front of the jar.  Color the bunny with Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo Markers and the carrot with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers.
  • Add the greeting across the top of the jar.
  • Make a box bottom by cutting a 3 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White and score at 1″ on all sides.  Cut the tabs and assemble the box bottom with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Adhere the jars to two wider sides of the box bottom.  Wrap Daffodil Delight Baker’s Twine around the top of the jars to close and tie a bow.
  • Fill box with assorted candies!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do! Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to see more about our April Mini Session, then continue on to Mary Brown and check out her design or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

Create with Connie and Mary April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 25 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Alphabet Cards

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team is showing off Alphabets as focal images on our cards!  I thought I knew what I was going to do until I actually sat down to do it…then I had SO many choices!  I wanted to use a word that we didn’t already have a large word stamp for…and since Father’s Day will be here in a couple months, I decided to do a little punch art along with my alphabet word!  I may make another one of these for my son’s birthday…he has recently started collecting old vinyl records to play on an old Victrola Record Player someone gave him.  Too funny!  Records have become trendy again!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock was placed on top.
  • A 2 x 5 strip of Urban Development Designer Paper was added to the bottom of a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Some 1/8″ Gold Metallic Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in the back, then added to the front of the card.
  • The letters R, C, K were cut from coordinating Urban Development DSP and added to the front with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • The record was made by punching a 2″ Circle from Basic Black cardstock, then adding a 3/4″ Circle punched from Delightful Dijon.  A Gold Metallic Enamel Shape is in the center.  The record was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • You from Crazy About You was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Delightful Dijon cardstock, then punched with the Classic Label Punch and cut off the edge.  Happy Father’s Day was stamped directly on the DSP with Memento Black Ink.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do!  Next up is Mary Brown…check out her design or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 23 2017

CCMC450 Basket Bunch

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the soft colors in this week’s color challenge, don’t you?

 

The colors reminded me of Easter, so I used my new Basket Bunch Bundle (say that 3 times fast!) on today’s card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mint Macaron, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, three strips of the Playful Palette Washi Tape were added and wrapped around the back to secure in place.
  • The basket and handle were stamped with Memento Black on So Saffron cardstock, the white chocolate bunny on Very Vanilla cardstock, the bow and flower on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the eggs on Whisper White cardstock and colored with the So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • They were all cut with the Basket Builder Framelits, along with some Mint Macaron grass for the basket.
  • 1/8″ circles of So Saffron cardstock were punched for the center of the bow and flower.
  • The basket and accessories were added to the front of a piece of Whisper White, then added to a layer of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (sorry…this FREE SAB item is now sold out!)
  • The greeting from Basket Bunch was stamped across the top with Memento Black Ink!

 

OK…go check out the rest of the designs by the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they came up with this week for the color challenge!  I can’t wait to see!  Check out our March 2017 Mini Session details, too!  It’s not too late to join!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

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Mar 18 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Farewell to SAB

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Our design team is showing off our FAVORITE Sale-A-Bration product!  Only 2 more weeks and these FREE products will go away for good!  I had a hard time just coming up with ONE item…there are so many of the products that I love and will really miss!  But…I finally decided on the first set I bought…Hey Chick!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Two 1/2 x 5-1/4 strips of Moroccan Designer Paper were added to the sides of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • An AquaPainter and Delightful Dijon Ink Pad was used to create the watercolor wash behind the chick.
  • The speckles from Timeless Texture were added with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • The chick was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, watercolored with Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Crumb Cake Ink Pads, then cut out and added to the front of the wash with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped on Delightful Dijon cardstock with Chocolate Chip Ink, then punched with the Classic Label Punch and layered on a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock that was slightly larger.
  • Linen Thread was tied in a bow around the left edge of the layered greeting and then added to the front of the card.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week!  I can’t wait to see what their favorite SAB product is!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about our March 2017 Mini Session.  It’s not too late to join!  We just opened!

 

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 16 2017

CCMC449 Balloon Adventures

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch…it will definitely go into my “use another time” folder!

 

 

And here’s my interpretation…something about the panels reminded me of balloons!

 

 

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 Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Party Animal Designer Paper.
  • The Whisper White panels are 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 and stamped with the balloon strings in Tip Top Taupe Ink.  They were added to the front of the card.
  • The balloons were punched with the Balloon Builder Punch out of Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, and Emerald Envy cardstock.  The overlays and bows  were cut with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits from Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Tip Top Taupe, then punched with the Classic Label Punch, trimmed and placed on the front.

Isn’t that a fun sketch?  Make sure to stop over at Create with Connie and Mary and see what fun designs the Design Team came up with this week!  All are so different!

 

Want more ideas?  It’s not to late to join!  We just opened the March 2017 Mini Session for Create with Connie and Mary!  Here are the details:

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials for only $8.95 US:

  • 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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

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Mar 11 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Going Green

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is Going Green…in honor of St. Patrick’s Day next week.  But, the design team could use anything…as long as the predominant colors on the card were green.  I don’t send out many St. Patrick’s Day cards, but thought I’d send out some to my grandkids.  Of course, when I mailed my Valentine’s Day cards last month all at the SAME time from the SAME place in town, they got them on 3 different days!  Crazy!  I’d better get these out early!

 

 

Here are the details.  I used two greens…Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush for my Irish theme.

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Emerald Envy cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is on top.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Affectionately Yours Designer Paper is adhered at the bottom, then a 1/4 x 4 strip of Emerald Envy cardstock placed across the top to hide the seam.
  • The large bear from Bear Hugs stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock, then watercolored with the Crumb Cake Ink Pad and AquaPainter.  The ground was watercolored with Emerald Envy Ink.
  • It was layered on a 3 x 3-3/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hat and bow were stamped with Memento Black on Cucumber Crush, then cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits and added to the bear.
  • The greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Emerald Envy cardstock.  The banner from Thoughtful Banners was stamped with Emerald Envy Ink around the greeting.  It was punched with the Banner Punch.  It was added over the bear with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes was added to the sides of the banner.

 

Cute, isn’t it?  OK, check out the rest of the Design Team ideas.  Up next is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our March 2017 Mini Session…we just opened it TODAY!  It’s not to late to join!  Then continue on to Mary’s website, or go back to Melissa’s!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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