Nov 28 2017

Alaska Achievers November 2017 Blog Hop

 

I’m so happy to be hopping with the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Incentive Trip Achievers! This blog hop is for those demonstrators who have earned this fabulous trip! You are here at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, continue on to the next person by finding the name after mine on the list at the bottom! I’m in the USA, so if you have questions or need the products to reproduce this project, feel free to contact me!

 

 

Our theme this month is “Anything Goes”.  I’ve been SUPER busy working on craft fair items…I do a big one at a local high school every year.  I’m way behind on getting things ready, but will pull some late nights to get it done!  lol!  I’m showing off an ornament I did this year at my Christmas Quilt class…they loved it!  The Gold Metallic Paper and Red Glimmer Paper really makes it show off!  I can’t wait to hang it on my Christmas tree…hmmm, another thing that still needs done!  I used to make these years ago and love this updated version!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • Cut the Red Glimmer Paper and Thick Whisper White to 3×3 squares.
  • Cut the green check Quilted Christmas Designer Paper with the star Quilt Builder Framelit and center on Whisper White.
  • Cut the outline Quilt with the Quilt Builder Framelits from Gold Metallic Paper and center over the DSP star.  Adhere all together as shown with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut the flower outline shape from Real Red cardstock and add the cut-out petals to the insides.  Glue to the center of the quilt image.
  • Add a Gold Faceted Gem in the center of the flower.
  • Punch a 1/8″ Circle at the top of the ornament thru the Red Glimmer Paper.  Feed the Quilted 1/4″ Ribbon thru the hole and tie a knot.

Hope you like my pretty Christmas Quilt Ornament and are inspired to make one for yourself or as a gift!  Now, make sure you check out the rest of the Alaska Achievers November 2017 Blog Hop by going to the next person in line on the list below after my name, CONNIE BABBERT!  Enjoy!

 


Oct 24 2017

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop

 

I’m so happy to be hopping with the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Incentive Trip Achievers!  This blog hop is for those demonstrators who have earned this fabulous trip!  You are here at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, continue on to the next person by finding the name after mine on the list at the bottom!  I’m in the USA, so if you have questions or need the products to reproduce this project, feel free to contact me!

 

The past six months I’ve been busy with a big house move, our SU Incentive trip to Thailand and then knee replacement surgery, PLUS getting my new studio cabinets designed and installed and all my creative goodies back in their proper place!  Whew!  But, I did this Fall project using Painted Harvest Bundle and was saving it for the next time I could play along with this blog hop!  It will fit in a standard 8 x 10 frame for a little Home Decor this fall!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 8 x 10 Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The FALL letters were cut out of the center of a 6×6 sheet of Wood Textures Designer Paper.  Then it was added to a 6-1/4 x 6-1/4 layer of Early Espresso Cardstock (TIP:  the cut out portion is hidden behind the sunflower layer…great way to save on cardstock or DSP!)
  • A 3-3/4 x 7-3/4 layer of Whisper White was stamped several times with the flower image in Painted Harvest in the colors of Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  The leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and Always Artichoke Inks.  The centers with Early Espresso Ink.  The background dots in Crumb Cake Ink
  • The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and the greeting stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, four more flowers were stamped, along with four sets of leaves and two acorns.  Only the center petals of two of the flowers were hand-cut, then placed on top of the full cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked around the flowers.
  • The two acorns were hand-cut an added under one of the flowers.
  • A double strand of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the center of one flower.  A Gold Faceted Gem was added to the center of the other flower.

Hope you like my Painted Harvest Home Decor piece and are inspired to make one for yourself or as a gift!  Now, make sure you check out the rest of the Grand Vacation Hawaii Blog Hop by going to the next person in line on the list below after my name, CONNIE BABBERT!  Enjoy!

 

 

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Oct 25 2016

Thailand Grand Achievers Blog Hop – October 2016

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It’s time for the Thailand Achievers’ Blog Hop!  I cashed in my points this month to actually go, even though I earned it in June.  Seems like it finally is real that I will be going to Thailand next year!  Our theme this month for the Achievers Blog Hop is “Inspired by Nature”.  Since the Achievers are from all over the world, I wanted to do something different than a fall card representing the midwest in the United States.  And, while I’ve seen photos that Thailand is gorgeous, I haven’t been there yet!  So instead I made a card based on scenery I did see in Italy over our Mediterranean Cruise Achievers trip this past summer!  The scenery there was SO inspiring for sure!

 

Make sure you take the blog hop to see what nature-inspired things everyone else came up with!  You are presently at my blog, Connie Babbert…at the bottom of this post, click on the name next in line to continue on around!

 

I pulled out a set, Tuscan Vineyard, that I hadn’t used yet and came up with the watercolor scene.

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Old Olive cardstock, the olive branch images was stamped randomly in the background with Old Olive ink.
  • A 1″ strip of the checked pattern in Halloween Nights DSP was placed across the front.
  • Two 1/4″ strips of Perfect Plum were adhered along the left side.
  • The Tuscan Vineyard image was stamped with Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White and watercolored with a Blender Pen and Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum and Old Olive Ink Pads.  It was cut with the Layering Oval Framelit and layered on a larger Scallop Layering Oval of Perfect Plum cardstock, the popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The vineyard seal was stamped with Perfect Plum on Whisper White, cut with the 1″ Circle Punch.  Several loops of Silver Thread were adhered behind the circle, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bling.
  • Finally, some of the Brights Enamel Dots were added to the front.

 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!  I hope I’ve inspired you a little!  Continue on around to see many more inspiring ideas from my fellow Achievers!  Again, you are at my blog, Connie Babbert, click on the name next in line on the list below to continue!

 

Here’s a list of supplies I used.  Click to order them!

 

 

 


Sep 27 2016

Mediterranean Grand Achievers Blog Hop Sept 2016

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This will be the last “Mediterranean” Grand Achievers Blog Hop!  Next month will host the achievers who earned the “Thailand” Grand Vacation!  Woohoo…I still get to participate!  We are all excited because the registration just opened for this trip!  But…first…let’s take a look at this month’s Blog Hop, featuring Thankfulness!  I know that I am SO thankful for the friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought to me, the self-confidence, the wonderful “job” that I love, and as a bonus, the great incentive trips that SU provides!  So many things that I am thankful for as part of this business…I am blessed!

 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – CONNIE BABBERT or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

 

During the summer, I saw some cute PocketBac Sanitizer Holders that Erica Cerwin’s made and just had to make some up for fall when I found the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Golden Leaves bottles!  Perfect to pair with Stampin’ Up!’s Posies & Paisleys Designer Paper and Jar of Haunts stamp set!  I’m making up a bunch of these with a variety of fragrances this year for my craft/vendor fairs!

 

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Here’s a closeup:

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 Delightful Dijon cardstock, scored with long side at 1″ & 2 ” and short side at 1″ and 2-3/4″, cut the side tabs, and fold as a little holder.  Make a pencil mark at 1-3/4″ from the top and cut on the diagonal from the top score line to the pencil mark on the side…repeat with other side.

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  • The inside back is decorated with the 1-1/2 x 2-3/4 Posies & Paisleys Designer Paper.  Another strip of 1/2 x 3 piece of DSP is added across the front, with the ends cut.
  • A 1/8″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper goes across the center of the DSP.
  • The pumpkin was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie and cut out.  The leaves and stem with Memento Black on Whisper White, colored with Mint Macaron and Chocolate Chip Markers, then cut out and adhered to the top of the Pumpkin with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Thank you from Thoughtful Banners was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink and punched with the Classic Label Punch…shortening it to fit the size of the greeting.

 

That’s it!!!  Super simple and a great little gift for co-workers, friends or family!  It really dresses up those little PocketBac Sanitizers!  I think I’ll make up some for the table settings at Thanksgiving!

 

Thanks for stopping by!  To continue on the blog hop, click on the next person in line after me, Connie Babbert!  I’m sure you’ll get LOTS of great inspiration!

 

 


Aug 24 2016

Grand Achievers Mediterranean Blog Hop August 2016

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I’m so excited to be able to play along with the Grand Achievers’ Mediterranean Blog Hop this month!  Such a group of talented stampers!  Our theme this month is previewing the new Holiday Catalog.  I’m sure you’ll see a TON of great ideas to inspire you!  Customers can begin ordering from the catalog next week on September 1st!  You may have started the blog hop at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, or come from the person before me.  You can continue around the hop by clicking on the names at the bottom of this post.

 

For my card, I was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  I knew  I could re-do it using the new Cookie Cutter Halloween and Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Sets and punch!  Isn’t it fun?  I love how the drawers of the dresser are crooked!  lol!

 

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Here are the details…really a very simple card!

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Basic Black.  The bottom front and back were punched with the Decorative Label Punch to form the legs of the dresser.
  • White Craft Ink was sponged all around the edges.
  • The spider web from Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Set was stamped with White Craft Ink in the upper right and lower left corners.
  • Three 3/4 x 3″ drawers were cut from Basic Black, sponged with White Craft Ink and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Mummy and Skeleton from Cookie Cutter Halloween were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, highlighted with Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker, and colored the eyes and face with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker.  The legs were cut off so they fit in the drawers when adhered.
  • The greeting “Have some spooky fun” is from the new stamp set Spooky Fun.  (If I had planned better, I would just have used the spider web in that stamp set, too, instead of introducing a third stamp set.  lol!)
  • Finally, the small circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes were placed for the drawer knobs.

 

SOOO much spooky fun, I think!  OK…continue on around the blog hop by clicking on the name below mine, CONNIE BABBERT, on the list below!

 

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Jan 27 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop – Jan 2016

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WELCOME!  It has been several months since I’ve had the chance to participate in the Mediterranean Grand Achievers Blog Hop!  The theme this month is “All You Need is Love”.  I can’t wait to see all the ideas!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Connie Babbert, or have come from the person before me.  Just continue around the blog hop by clicking on the link for the next person in line after my name, Connie Babbert, listed below.  Enjoy!

 

With this theme, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of pink and red on this month’s blog hop.  But, I wanted to create a special Valentine/Love card for my husband…he does SO much and I truly appreciate him!  I went with some masculine colors and the Going Places bundle of products for my husband’s card.  Hope he doesn’t peek at my blog before I give it to him!

 

Here’s the outside with the card closed:

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And here it is opened up:

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Want some details?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sahara Sand, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2.  The short flap for the front is folded back on itself.
  • A 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Going Places Designer Paper covers the front flap.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece of coordinating Going Places Designer Paper covers the inside.
  • Two sizes of stars were cut with the Star Framelits and Hello Honey cardstock.  The larger 3-7/8″ star was adhered to the front panel and the smaller 2-7/8″ star inside, making sure the front star will completely cover up the inside star when the card is closed.
  • The Lucky Stars greeting was stamped inside on the star with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The Globe was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Lost Lagoon and cut with the 2-3/8″ Circle Framelit, then layered on a 2-1/2″ Circle of Basic Black cardstock.  It is popped up on the front of the star with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The lost without you greeting was stamped on a 1/2 x 4 strip of Whisper White and adhered over the center of the globe.

 

I thought this was such an appropriate card since my husband IS the star in my life and it would be a great Valentine card!  OK…now time to move on to the next fabulous person in line under my name, Connie Babbert.  I’m sure you’ll get LOTS of inspiration as you go around the blog hop!  Have fun!

 


Sep 23 2015

September Grand Achievers Blog Hop

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Woohoo!  It’s time for the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop where you get inspiration from ALL around the WORLD!  These gals have some MAJOR talent, so hop on and take the tour!  I’m honored to be among them!  Our theme this month is Remember to Give Thanks!  Well, Stampin’ Up! certainly has a LOT of thank you greetings in the main catalog!  However, I chose to use one of my brand new sets, Lighthearted Leaves, for mine.  It has a beautiful Thanksgiving greeting in it.  And…since we are now into the fall season in the United States, it is appropriate, don’t you think?

 

I took my inspiration from my bedspread…of all things!  I knew that sometime this fall I wanted to make a card using leaves and these colors…they are SO calming.  My walls are Pool Party with one accent wall done in Chocolate Chip.

 

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And here’s my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Lighthearted Leaves from the Holiday Catalog!  I think I’ll make a few more and switch out the greeting to birthday…we have so many birthdays in September and October in our family!

 

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Here are the details to recreate this card.

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Chocolate Chip is embossed with the Woodlands folder.  At the bottom is a 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White stamped with the greeting in Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Gold Cording is wrapped around three times and hides the seam, then the Chocolate Chip layer is added to the base card.
  • The Lighthearted Leaves images were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe, then cut with the Leaflets Framelits.  They are added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A little more Gold Cording is tied in a bow and added to the stem of the smaller leaf.

I debated back and forth on whether to color the leaves a little more…then decided to let them be very clean and simple…like the inspiration bedspread!

 

OK…below is a list of everyone participating in the Stampin’ Up! Grand Achievers Blog Hop.  Find my name, Connie Babbert, then click on the next person in line…continue on around until you have finished or come back here!  Enjoy!