May 04 2017

CCMC456 Beautiful You

I’m sure some of you are wondering why my posts are so sporatic!  Well, our house went into contract unexpectedly a couple weeks ago and things have been moving fast.  Like us having to find a home to move into!  lol!  We’ll officially move at the end of May!  Isn’t that crazy that Mary and I would move almost at the same time after living in the same homes for a LONG time!  So…I’ve been purging and cleaning.  Getting ready for my BIG Moving Sale and another Craft Sale before the move!  Yikes!

 

This week’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a soft and different color combination!  I wondered what direction to go…

 

But, here’s my card.  I love the simplicity of it!

 

 

I think this will be my MIL’s Mother’s Day card…somehow it reminds me of her with the hat!

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tip Top Taupe cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Blooms & Bliss designer Paper was placed on top.
  • The lady from Beautiful You was stamped with Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and stamped her dress with Mint Macaron Ink.
  • The hat was watercolored with Tip Top Taupe Ink and the skin-tone with Blushing Bride.
  • It was cut with the Layering Oval Framelit.
  • A 3/4 x 4 piece of Old Olive was cut with flag ends, then added to the front with the Oval popped up on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The small flower was cut from Whisper White with the Oh So Succulent Framelits and a 1/4″ Circle of Mint Macaron added to the center.  It was placed on the front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Celebrate from the Beautiful You set was stamped with Black Archival Ink.

That’s it!  See…simple yet really pretty, I think!

Want some more ideas and tutorials for upcoming Annual Catalog products?  Create with Connie and Mary’s June Mini Session is COMING SOON!  (Yes, we skipped May due to the uncertainty of the retiring products and the lateness of the preorder)…but you still can get a PREORDER 2017 BONUS  using Eastern Palace Suite right NOW by purchasing the June and July Mini Sessions!  See Create with Connie and Mary for more details!

 

 

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Apr 29 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Cards with Frames

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is “Cards with Frames”…anything that frames a focal image!

I pulled out my Basket Bunch stamp set…it’s not just for Easter, you know!  This card also has a fun fold (as shown by Chris Slogar!)

 

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, scored at 1-3/4 and 6″.
  • Two 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock were used as mats on the base card, then two 1-1/4 x 5 pieces of In Color Patterns DSP on top.
  • The Whisper White mats measure 5 ¼” x 1 1/2” and the designer paper pieces  measure 5? x 1 1/4?.
  • The greeting from Basket Bunch is stamped inside on the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The frame of Daffodil Delight was cut with two of the Layering Squares (one solid and one scallop), then added over another solid square on the back.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to stand out a little.
  • The basket was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, the flowers were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo cardstock, cut with the Basket Builder Framelits and added to the basket with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The centers were punched with the 1/8″ Circle Punch from Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.
  • A few leaves were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Garden Green cardstock, cut out with the Framelit and tucked in the flowers.

The flaps flip up and down to show the inside:

 

 

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 with this blog hop challenge!  Next up is Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 27 2017

CCMC455 Big on Birthdays

We have a fun sketch challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary…check it out!

 

 

And here’s my card.  Not much stamping on here…most designer paper and punches!

 

 

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 Party Animal Designer Paper.
  • A 1-1/4 x 4 strip of the present pattern in Party Animal DSP was added to the left side.
  • A 2 1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock was added on top.
  • Two 3/4 x 2-3/4 pieces of DSP were cut for the candle base.  The top is the center piece from the Festive Flower Punch, cut in half for each flame from Crushed Curry cardstock.
  • The flames were covered with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • It’s Your Birthday from Big on Birthdays is stamped with Pacific Point on Whisper White, then punched with the Classic Label Punch and added across the candles.
  • Three Cookie Cutter Builder circles were punched from Tangerine Tango cardstock and added to the left side according to the sketch.

 

That’s it!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary, then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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Apr 26 2017

Reminder! 40% Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sale!

Hurry…don’t miss out! 

Sale ends on Friday!!!

40% off Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sale

This is a HUGE savings on adhesive!

It doesn’t go bad…and you always need it!

available only thru Connie Babbert

Friday, April 21, 2017

thru

Friday, April 28, 2017

Host Rewards Apply!

Yes, items other than adhesive can be added to your order.

Minimum purchase of 12 adhesive can be ANY combination.

 

EMAIL ME at iluvstamping@gmail.com

 

Adhesive Snail new
Stampin’ Up!’s Snail (Tombow) adhesive is normally $4.50 per refill and is ON SALE for $2.70 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • 13.1 yards of double-sided adhesive
  • Great for cards, scrapbooks, or other art projects
  • Keeps fingers and art pieces free from messy glue
  • Permanent; creates a strong bond

(Holder case is available, normally $7.00, ON SALE for $4.20 each)

**********************************************************************************

 

Adhesive Strips
NEW! Stampin’ Up! Foam Adhesive Strips are regularly $8.00 per package and are ON SALE for $4.80 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • Sheets of adhesive strips 1/8″ x 9″
  • 10 yards per package

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Adhesive Fine Tip Glue PenStampin’ Up!’s Fine Tip Glue Pen is normally $7.00 per container and is ON SALE for $4.20 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • Perfect for small embellishments and glitter.
  • Cap includes pin to reduce clogging and prevent drying.

************************************************************************************

Adhesive Tear and tapeStampin’ Up!’s Tear & Tape Adhesive is normally $7.00 per package and is ON SALE for $4.20 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • Double-sided with tearable paper backing.
  • 1/4″ wide, 27 yards
  • Perfect for holding boxes and 3D items

*************************************************************************************

Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Glue Dots are normally $5.25 each and is ON SALE for $3.15 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • 300 per roll; each dot measures approximately 3/16? in diameter
  • Great for attaching embellishments; adheres to paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic, and more

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Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Dimensionals are normally $4.00 each and is ON SALE for $2.40 each. Tax and Shipping are extra.
  • 300 1/16″ double-sided, self-adhesive foam mounts
  • Use multiple Stampin’ Dimensionals for multilevel projects or added height
  • Great for layering

********************************************************************************************

Stampin’ Up!’s Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive is normally $4.00 each and ON SALE for $2.40 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • Adhesive can be both permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied
  • Works great for adhering card stock or Designer Series paper to chipboard
  • Excellent for adhering Stampin’ Glitter to surfaces
  • Dual-tipped applicator for placing adhesive exactly where you want it.

*************************************************************************************************

Fast Fuse RefillStampin’ Up!’s Fast Fuse Refill Adhesive is normally $7.50 each and ON SALE for $4.50 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
(Case holder is normally $10.00 each and ON SALE for $6.00 each)
  • New super-strength adhesive that bonds instantly and neatly.
  • Safe for memory preservation projects.
  • Refill offers 21.9 yards for a great value!
  • Acid free.

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*Minimum purchase of 12 can be any combination of adhesives!
All payments must be received by April 29th at 6 PM Eastern so I have time to process and order before the end of the month. Visa/MasterCard/Discover, Paypal, check or cash accepted. Paypal fees will be added if using this option. Offer good only thru Connie Babbert, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and is available for anyone to order. But, remember, it is only good when you EMAIL ME at iluvstamping@gmail.com…not thru any online, class or club order!

 

Tax and Shipping are extra, please include your tax rate and address with response. A confirmation email with your total due will be sent to you with my phone number to call with your credit card information or a Paypal invoice (fee extra).

 

This is a PERSONAL sale offered by Connie Babbert only.

 

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Apr 25 2017

SUO173 – Blooms and Wishes

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Focus on Feminine”. My thoughts immediately went to florals…my go-to sets for the ladies!

 

 

I love the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  It wasn’t one that I immediately had to have, but started seeing some beautiful cards done with it and it grew on me!  This is a CAS one layer and base card that looks so much more than it is!  Don’t you LOVE those type of cards?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White that is washed with Soft Sky Ink and an AquaPainter to give a soft blue color in the background.
  • After dry, the large daisy flower was stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink with a Memento Black center and colored with Pumpkin Pie marker in the center.  The smaller flowers were stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Inks.  Then the leaves with Old Olive Ink.
  • For You from the Blooms & Wishes set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • Finally, a trio of Rhinestones in the background!

 

How is that for simple?  OK…make sure 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!


Apr 23 2017

40% off Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sale!

Did you miss it last year? Here it is again!

40% off Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sale

This is a HUGE savings on adhesive!

It doesn’t go bad…and you always need it!

available only thru Connie Babbert

Friday, April 21, 2017

thru

Friday, April 28, 2017

Host Rewards Apply!

Yes, items other than adhesive can be added to your order.

Minimum purchase of 12 adhesive can be ANY combination.

 

EMAIL ME at iluvstamping@gmail.com

 

Adhesive Snail new
Stampin’ Up!’s Snail (Tombow) adhesive is normally $4.50 per refill and is ON SALE for $2.70 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • 13.1 yards of double-sided adhesive
  • Great for cards, scrapbooks, or other art projects
  • Keeps fingers and art pieces free from messy glue
  • Permanent; creates a strong bond

(Holder case is available, normally $7.00, ON SALE for $4.20 each)

**********************************************************************************

 

Adhesive Strips
NEW! Stampin’ Up! Foam Adhesive Strips are regularly $8.00 per package and are ON SALE for $4.80 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • Sheets of adhesive strips 1/8″ x 9″
  • 10 yards per package

**********************************************************************************

 

Adhesive Fine Tip Glue PenStampin’ Up!’s Fine Tip Glue Pen is normally $7.00 per container and is ON SALE for $4.20 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • Perfect for small embellishments and glitter.
  • Cap includes pin to reduce clogging and prevent drying.

************************************************************************************

Adhesive Tear and tapeStampin’ Up!’s Tear & Tape Adhesive is normally $7.00 per package and is ON SALE for $4.20 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • Double-sided with tearable paper backing.
  • 1/4″ wide, 27 yards
  • Perfect for holding boxes and 3D items

*************************************************************************************

Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Glue Dots are normally $5.25 each and is ON SALE for $3.15 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • 300 per roll; each dot measures approximately 3/16? in diameter
  • Great for attaching embellishments; adheres to paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic, and more

****************************************************************************************

Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Dimensionals are normally $4.00 each and is ON SALE for $2.40 each. Tax and Shipping are extra.
  • 300 1/16″ double-sided, self-adhesive foam mounts
  • Use multiple Stampin’ Dimensionals for multilevel projects or added height
  • Great for layering

********************************************************************************************

Stampin’ Up!’s Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive is normally $4.00 each and ON SALE for $2.40 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • Adhesive can be both permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied
  • Works great for adhering card stock or Designer Series paper to chipboard
  • Excellent for adhering Stampin’ Glitter to surfaces
  • Dual-tipped applicator for placing adhesive exactly where you want it.

*************************************************************************************************

Fast Fuse RefillStampin’ Up!’s Fast Fuse Refill Adhesive is normally $7.50 each and ON SALE for $4.50 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
(Case holder is normally $10.00 each and ON SALE for $6.00 each)
  • New super-strength adhesive that bonds instantly and neatly.
  • Safe for memory preservation projects.
  • Refill offers 21.9 yards for a great value!
  • Acid free.

*****************************************************************************

 

*Minimum purchase of 12 can be any combination of adhesives!
All payments must be received by April 29th at 6 PM Eastern so I have time to process and order before the end of the month. Visa/MasterCard/Discover, Paypal, check or cash accepted. Paypal fees will be added if using this option. Offer good only thru Connie Babbert, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and is available for anyone to order. But, remember, it is only good when you EMAIL ME at iluvstamping@gmail.com…not thru any online, class or club order!

 

Tax and Shipping are extra, please include your tax rate and address with response. A confirmation email with your total due will be sent to you with my phone number to call with your credit card information or a Paypal invoice (fee extra).

 

This is a PERSONAL sale offered by Connie Babbert only.

 


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Apr 22 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Punch/Framelit Art

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is “Punch/Framelit Art”…any way to use them other than the original purpose for them!  I love this theme and doing Punch Art classes.

I also love the computer mouse card I came up with for this week!  I was inspired by an SVG file I saw online and knew that I could recreate it using our Stampin’ Up! punches!

 

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece of A Little Foxy Designer Paper was added to the front.
  • The 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Whisper White cardstock was rounded on the corners with the Corner Rounder (retiring!).
  • Two strips of Smoky Slate cardstock were hand-cut for the dividers on the computer mouse.
  • The ears were the small balloon on the Balloon Builder Punch from Blushing Bride cardstock.  The center was colored with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush.
  • The eyes were the circle from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from Basic Black, then highlighted with White Gel Pen.
  • The nose and cheeks were punched from Blushing Bride cardstock with the Confetti Punch.
  • Strips of Smoky Slate cardstock were hand-cut for the whiskers.
  • The tail of the computer mouse is punched from Smoky Slate with the Confetti Punch.
  • The black “wheel” is also punched with the Confetti Punch and placed on the Smoky Slate divider.
  • The greeting letters were stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White with the Labeler Alphabet.  Each one was hand-cut and then glued on the DSP to make the specialized greeting!

 

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 20 2017

CCMC454 – Flourishing Phrases

It’s a color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenges!   Isn’t it pretty?

 

 

Here’s what I did…a little non-traditional for flowers, but it works!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Tempting Turquoise Brights Collection Pattern paper was hand-cut on a curve and added to the bottom.
  • The stem from Flourish Thinlits was cut from Island Indigo cardstock and adhered to the front.
  • The flower from Flourishing Phrases was stamped twice with Flirty Flamingo Ink and hand cut, then layered on top of each other.
  • A 1/2″ Circle was punched from scrap Tempting Turquoise polka dot paper and added to the center of the flower with a Perfect White Accent in the center.  The flower is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Just a Note from the same stamp set was stamped with Island Indigo Ink.

That’s it!  Nice and clean design!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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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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