Aug 03 2017

CCMC469 You’re Priceless

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  We’re doing a color challenge this week with TWO of the new In Colors!

 

 

Here’s what I came up with using a new stamp set, You’re Priceless!  I love the gemstones in it and the fun greetings!  Watercolor wash backgrounds are SO popular right now, so I decided to use the Fresh Fig and Powder Pink inks in my background for a soft look under my gems.

 

 

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, I used an AquaPainter and the Fresh Fig and Powder Pink Ink Pads with lots of water to scribble the “washed” colors.  Let dry.
  • Stamp over the wash with the gemstones in Powder Pink and Fresh Fig inks at the top and bottom diagonally.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Night of Navy cardstock was cut with flag ends and placed across the front, then a 1/4 x 4 piece of Powder Pink cardstock across the center to soften it.
  • You’re Brilliant was stamped with Night of Navy ink.
  • The diamond outline was cut from Dazzing Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the detail cut from Silver Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinits.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few Glimmer Dots are randomly placed on the background.

That’s it!  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.  AND…check out our August 2017 Mini Session that is coming soon!  We have a BONUS project with purchase using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, available now to customers…that you will LOVE!

August2017collageThe brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • 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!

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Aug 01 2017

SUOC180 Birthday Memories

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Birthday”. Oh what to use???  So many great birthday sets.  I decided to use the Birthday Memories Designer Paper and Big on Birthdays greeting set on mine!  I love that they have some images you can cut out directly from the Designer Paper…cause I didn’t buy the stamp set!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top.
  • Across the right side is a 2 x 4-3/4 strip of the polka dot pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • A 1 x 3 piece of Real Red is cut to a flag end.
  • Under that is a 1/4 x 4 strip of the stripe pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • The little flag carrying fox was cut from the DSP, then stamped with the Big on Birthdays “It’s Your Day” greeting…I slightly curved it so it fit on the flag.  The image is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SUPER simple, but lots of fun!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Jul 29 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Christmas in July

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Christmas in July” for their cards this week.  The Holiday Catalog will be launching soon…can’t wait!  I’m sure our Design Team will have some FABULOUS ideas this week!

 

Although I tend to buy a lot of floral stamp sets…this stamp set caught my eye because the greetings and how whimsical it is!  A couple of the images are perfect for Christmas cards!  This card came together SO easily!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The greeting was stamped with Archival Black Ink on the bottom right corner of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Be Merry Designer Paper was added to the front, along with a 1/8 x 5-1/4 strip of Gold Glimmer Paper along the bottom edge of the DSP.
  • The tree light bulb was stamped three times with Black Archival Ink on Whisper White, colored with an AquaPainter and So Saffron Marker.  The tree was stamped again on Garden Green and hand-cut out, then added to the center light bulb.  They were placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For a finishing touch, the light bulbs were covered with Clear Wink of Stella and a Metallic Gold Star added to the center tree.

SUPER simple…OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and the Christmas in July cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 27 2017

CCMC468 Lemon Zest

After seeing SO many cute cards done with the Lemon Zest and punch, I decided that I needed to buy it!  I’ve used it on my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge card this week!  It’s a fun sketch challenge!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Wild Wasabi Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the lemon slice was stamped randomly in the background with Daffodil Delight Ink.
  • Two squares were cut from the Pick A Pattern DSP (2-1/4 and 2″ squares) and added diagonally to the front.
  • A 3/4 x 4-1/2 strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock was stamped with the greeting in Tuxedo Black Ink, then added across the front.
  • The lemon and lemon slice were stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, the leaves with Wild Wasabi Ink.  (I must admit I forgot to use the punch…I hand cut them out!  lol!)  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two yellow Glitter Dots were added to the DSP for a little sparkle!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the challenge team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch this week!  LOTS of great ideas!

 

 

 

 

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Jul 22 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Beach Theme

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Beach Theme” for their cards this week.  Since I’ve just recently returned from Thailand and the awesome beaches there, this challenge was really fun!   We went snorkeling one day and saw some pretty, bright-colored fish which were my inspiration for this card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, Crumb Cake was sponged along the bottom, then Tranquil Tide Ink around the edges and sea floor.  Pool Party was sponged in the center.
  • The seaweed was stamped with Night of Navy Ink and colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • The starfish was stamped with Calypso Coral on the bottom of the ocean.
  • The fish were stamped with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, then colored with Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, So Saffron and Calypso Coral Markers.  They were cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Night of Navy Ink.
  • The fish were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella and Glitter Dots added for the bubbles.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and the Beach Theme cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jul 20 2017

CCMC467 Beautiful Bouquet

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  The color challenge today just called for flowers in my mind!  So…that’s the direction I headed…I pulled out my Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I’ve only used it for a swap and a couple of the greetings…so time to see what else it has!

 

 

Here’s my card.  I used a Create with Connie and Mary sketch from several years ago…I think it worked out great!  After I finished, I thought the blossoms sort of looked like fireworks!  I’ll have to remember that!

 

 

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.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece Pear Pizzazz cardstock was added to the front.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip of Island Indigo cardstock was added across the top, then a 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Fresh Florals Designer Paper was cut with a flag end and added on top.
  • The stems of the bouquet were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White and the blossoms with Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the largest Stitched Shapes oval Framelit.
  • Several of the blossoms from Beautiful Bouquet were stamped with Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelit and added to the bouquet with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The bow from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Island Indigo Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Framelit, then added to the stem with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Thanks a bunch greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the bottom corner.
  • Glitter Dots were added to the 1/2″ cardstock strip and the center of the bow for a little bling!

I can’t wait to play with this stamp set some more!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…don’t forget about our JULY MINI SESSION which opened last week!  Don’t miss out! Make sure to sign up today!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 


Jul 18 2017

SUOC179 Beautiful Bouquet

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “New Stampin’ Up! products”.  The challenge is to use any new to you Stampin’ Up! product this week!  Pretty easy if you’ve placed an order from the new Annual Catalog!  Hard part is narrowing down what to use!  This card has LOTS of new products on it!

 

I made this card for a New Catalog swap that I participated in last month.  I won’t tell you how long this card took to put together…the layout just wasn’t coming together with the diamond ring as I saw in my head!  FINALLY, got it to work…and I love the result!

 

 

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.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the new Oh My Stars embossing folder and adhered to the front.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick A Pattern Designer Paper was placed down the right side with a 1/8 x 5-1/2 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper on top.
  • Using the 2 and 2-1/4 Circle Punches, I made a ring cut from Silver Metallic cardstock.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch, then adhered behind the silver ring.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The solid diamond was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and the outline diamond was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.  They were adhered together with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and added to the ring on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t this a fun engagement or wedding card?  One of my customers loved it so much she wanted to make it for her daughter who just got engaged.  What can you do with the New Product theme this week? Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

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Jul 15 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Shaped Cards

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Shaped Cards” for their cards this week…not your regular rectangle or squares.  This has been a CHALLENGE for me since I’ve been rather rushed getting ready for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip!  It was taking a little more brain power than I had to spare!  lol!  But here is what I came up with…a shaped wine-bottle card!  Yum, yum!

 

Here are the details:

  • I used a wine bottle template that I found HERE to print out the shape.  I cut that out then traced it on a 8-1/2 x 11 piece of Old Olive cardstock that is scored at 4-1/4 and folded.  The fold line is on the left side of the bottle.
  • I stamped a row of daisies on a 1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock, adhered it along the bottom, the trimmed off the sides.
  • I cut the largest circle Stitched Shape from Whisper White cardstock, then layered it on the largest scallop Layered Circle of Island Indigo.
  • The greeting from Label Me Pretty was stamped with Island Indigo Ink in the upper right corner.
  • Another 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Paper was cut with the largest circle Stitched Shape, then adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White one.
  • Two daisies from Daisy Delight were stamped with Crushed Curry Ink on Whisper White cardstock, then colored in the center with a Sponge Dauber, the punched with the Daisy Punch.  They were adhered together.
  • The center was stamped with Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White and then cut out.
  • Three leaves were stamped with Island Indigo on Old Olive cardstock and hand-cut out.
  • The circles were placed on the front of the bottle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then the Daisy and leaves were adhered and the petals curled.
  • In the center is a Clear Faceted Gem.
  • At the top, I used the template again and cut out the top portion from the same Delightful Daisy Designer Paper, adhered to the top.
  • Old Olive Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the top several times, then tied in a bow!

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Shaped Cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our NEW July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. It’s not too late to sign up!  We just started!  Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jul 13 2017

CCMC466 Garden Girl

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This is a cool sketch challenge this week…I’ll be using the sketch again, I know!

One of the first sets I ordered was Garden Girl…she reminded me of my grand-daughter and I thought I’d use it for her.  Then I didn’t see many samples, and I was wondering how to use her!  I made several watercolored samples with Watercolor Pencils and Inks in different colors and they were laying on my desk…so decided to try one with this sketch.

 

 

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.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece was cut from the Fresh Florals Designer Paper in the Berry Burst color.
  • A strip of Tranquil Tide Ribbon was cut and wrapped around to the back of the DSP to adhere.  Then that panel added to the base card.
  • I cut and angled a 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock, then added a 1/4″ strip of Basic Black cardstock behind it on the left side.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Garden Girl image was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White and watercolored with the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  She was cut out an added to the front of the Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • A couple Glitter Dots were added to the front.

 

Such a sweet card, I think!  Check out the fun with the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…our JULY MINI SESSION just opened! Don’t miss out!  Make sure to sign up today!

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Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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Jul 11 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine again

Remember last week I told you I had another card that was the prototype for the swap card that I actually made?  You can see the swap card HERE.  But this is the one that started the thought process.  I thought it was lots of fun…reminds me of the Sunny 95 radio station logo here in town!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 2 x 5-1/4 strip of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper was placed along the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon was wrapped around the Whisper White and tied in a bow to hide the seam.
  • You Dazzle Me from Pocketful of Sunshine was stamped with Memento Black Ink on the right side.
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock was punched with the Starburst Punch and adhered to the front.
  • The sunglasses were stamped with Memento Black on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and cut with the Pocket Framelits and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the sun.
  • Two Rhinestone jewels were placed on the corners of the glasses and along the right edge.

 

OK…which one do YOU like better?  For my swap I needed to save a little ribbon, so I went with my other version!

 

Our Create with Connie and Mary July 2017 Mini Session OPENS TODAY!  Don’t forget to sign up and get lots of new tutorials using products in the new Annual Catalog!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

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.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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