Jun 08 2017

CCMC461 Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Yeah!!!  My FIRST card created in my new home!  Wow…it has been a process, for sure!  My poor husband has about worn himself out helping me find things buried in the basement!  But, I’ve finally found enough stuff that I can make cards again!  lol!  Still need to order my cabinets, they will take 8 weeks to get installed…and that is on an expedited schedule!

 

But, it’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It’s a Case the Catalog challenge again this week!

 

 

I chose to use the layout as my inspiration this week!  The new Powder Pink In Color is so soft and pretty!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Powder Pink, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The open scroll flower from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped with Powder Pink Ink randomly in the background.  I also used the speckles from Timeless Texture stamp set.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Powder Pink Fresh Florals was added to the front, with a 1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Fresh Fig Cardstock partially behind it.  A 1/4 x 5 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was placed across the front.
  • It’s Your Day from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped with Fresh Fig Ink on Whisper White and punched with the new Pretty Label Punch.
  • Another flower was stamped with Powder Pink Ink on Powder Pink cardstock, then cut out.  Two leaves were stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and cut out.  They were added to the front of the label.

That’s it!  Pretty simple!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And while you are there…don’t forget to sign up for our JUNE MINI SESSION that is starting soon!

 

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty 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.

 

See details and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary website!

 

 

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Jun 06 2017

SUOC176 Colorful Seasons

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Out in the Garden”. Love the Colorful Seasons stamp set because of all the seasons represented.  And, when I think of a garden, I think of a nice chair and beautiful flowers.  I combined both on my card and used the new In Color, Berry Burst!  My Stamp Clubs loved this card last month!

 

 

Here’s my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Berry Burst cardstock, a 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Fresh Florals DSP was adhered along the bottom.
  • On the 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White, the tree limb from Colorful Seasons was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and the flowers in Berry Burst Ink.
  • The greeting from Colorful Seasons was stamped with Early Espresso Ink towards the left side.
  • The chair was cut with the Thinlet from Early Espresso cardstock and added to the front.
  • The drink was stamped with Berry Burst next to the chair.

That’s it!!!  SUPER simple, but yet love the look!  What can you do with the Out in the Garden theme? We love to see! And 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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Jun 03 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Color Blue

But, it’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Our Favorite Blue Color” this week.  Although I’m certainly not wishing the summer away, I do LOVE Soft Sky and it naturally pairs with snowflakes.  While this card layout isn’t terribly creative (remember, I’m in the middle of a move!), I did use the pretty snowflakes in the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and one of the new embossing folders, Oh My Stars.  I felt they resembled snowflakes, too!

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The top half of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.
  • At the bottom, the greeting from Flurry of Wishes was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • The snowflakes from Seasonal Layers Thinlets were cut from Whisper White cardstock, covered with Clear Wink of Stella, and added to the front of the card.
  • Rhinestone jewels were added to the centers.

That’s it!  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!  LOVE those new snowflake thinlets!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Favorite Blue cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION.  Time to sign up!  We will be starting SOON!  Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 01 2017

CCMC460 Crafting Forever

Whew!!!!  We officially made it through the MOVE part, but now are trying to find things!  Not a good experience with the movers…apparently they couldn’t read…some things in the basement belong upstairs, some in the garage go downstairs, remotes/cords for TVs all jumbled up.  I had everything MARKED!!!  Took them over 14 hours…unbelievable!  But, I JUST found my camera late Wednesday night!  For a company that came highly recommended by several people, I would be wary of recommending them to anyone!

 

But…it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This month’s challenges are a little different.  Since Mary and I were both busy with moves, we decided to “Case the Catalog”.  Here’s this week’s inspiration.  Could use the color combination OR the layout…whichever you preferred…and each of us did a little something different!   I used the Colors represented in the catalog photo:

Anyway…here’s my card.  I’m finally getting it uploaded at the last minute!

 

 

I had a little fun with angles on this card!

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White at 3 x 3, then angled the sides to a finish of 2-1/2 at the bottom (if that makes any sense).  I stamped the container of brushes from Crafting Forever with Early Espresso Ink, then carefully watercolored with Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Soft Sky as represented in the catalog photo.
  • I also stamped the scissors from Crafting Forever with Early Espresso and watercolored them also.
  • I added a little trim of Garden Green cardstock along the left edge and a 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Early Espresso across the front.
  • I popped up both the angled piece and the scissors off the base Soft Sky cardstock.
  • The greeting from Crafting Forever was stamped with Early Espresso.

 

I had a lot of fun with this challenge!  Now check out the rest of the Challenge Team to see what they did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…make sure to check out our  NEW upcoming June Mini Session!  Lots of new ideas from the NEW catalog!  Hooray!!!

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog!  Sneak peek photo 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.

 

 

 

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May 27 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Hello Summer

At this time, I’m finally moving into our new home!  The appliances are supposed to be installed today.  I’m glad to see there is an end in sight.  My studio, however, won’t be ready for a couple more months!   I’ll be working out of boxes for a while until my cabinets get installed.

But, it’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Hello Summer” this week. It’s my most favorite time of the year!  One thing I love about summer is the bright green leaves and relaxing by reading a book!  I combined both of these in my card this week!

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On a 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White, the tree trunk from Sheltering Tree is stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink, the leaves were stamped with both Tranquil Tide and Emerald Envy (very subtle difference).
  • The ground was stamped with Emerald Envy Ink, then the blades of grass with Tranquil Tide Ink.
  • The chair from Colorful Seasons stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink in the foreground, then the seat with Berry Burst Ink on scrap Whisper White.  It was cut out and placed in the chair frame.
  • Thinking of you from Colorful Seasons stamp set was stamped with Berry Burst Ink.
  • A Sahara Sand Marker and AquaPainter added a little shadow under the tree.

 

Very fun…love that new set Colorful Seasons!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and their Hello Summer cards!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION, then onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 25 2017

CCMC459 Pretty Kitty

It’s a fun sketch this week and I decided to pull out an older set, Pretty Kitty, that I haven’t used much at all!

 

 

Here’s my card…

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate cardstock, a 2-1/2 x 3-3/4 piece of Pop of Pink Designer was placed towards the left side.  Another 1 x 5 coordinating strip of DSP was cut with a flag end and placed on top.
  • A half doily was adhered on top.
  • Two little kitties from Pretty Kitty stamp set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, colored with Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo Markers and cut out, then placed on the front.
  • The greeting from this set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.

Such a sweet little set!  I love it!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary. And check out our June Mini Session that is COMING SOON! We have a special PREORDER BONUS project if you sign up for both June and July at the same time!

Want more ideas using the NEW Annual Catalog products? Check out the special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

East month 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 per month!

 

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May 23 2017

SUOC175 Mixed Drinks

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Focus on Masculine”.  I just got the Mixed Drinks stamp set and so glad to see it is in the new catalog, too!  I paired it with one of my favorite colors, Delightful Dijon.  What will I do without that color this fall?  There isn’t anything else in the color lineup that has that brownish yellow!

 

 

This card was “quick and dirty”.  I’m heading down the back stretch on our move!  Oh my!

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The new Wood Textures Designer Paper was cut to 3-3/4 x 5 and added to the front.
  • A 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Delightful Dijon cardstock was added across the front and stamped with the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The beer mug was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Delightful Dijon Inks on Very Vanilla, then cut with the Layering Circles and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It was stamped again on Whisper White and the foam cut out and added on top of the Very Vanilla one.
  • The mug was “frosted” with the Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I thought it needed another little sumthin’ sumthin’, so I used the new Ticket Tear Builder Punch and used the punched out piece on the left side of the card under the Delightful Dijon strip.  It added just the right touch!

 

OK…what can you do with the Masculine theme?  We love to see!   And 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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May 20 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Tri Fold Cards

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Tri-fold Cards” this week.  I know I like to mix up the folds on my cards and tri-folds are one of my favorites!

 

 

Here are the details on this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, scored at 2-1/2 and 7-1/2.
  • The top flap is embossed with the new Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.  I also rounded the corners with the old Corner Rounder (what is everyone doing now that it is retired????)
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Fresh Florals Designer Paper decorates the bottom flap.
  • A 1/4 x 4-1/4 strip of Berry Burst cardstock accents the top flap.
  • The Happy Birthday Floral label from Label Me Pretty stamp set is stamped with Memento Black Ink and then colored with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink Markers.  It is punched with the new Pretty Label Punch.  The bottom of the label is secured to the bottom flap with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

  • Inside the tri-fold card is a 4 x 5 piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A 1/2 x 4 strip of Fresh Florals DSP is across the bottom portion.
  • You’re The Best from Label Me Pretty is stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • The star flower from Blossom Builder was punched twice from Berry Blast cardstock, adhered together, then a Glitter Enamel Dot placed in the center!

LOVE it!!!!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team and their tri-fold cards this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do with this blog hop challenge! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JUNE MINI SESSION, then onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 18 2017

CCMC458 Eastern Palace

We have a pretty color combination for you today.  I used my Eastern Palace Bundle again this week!

 

Here’s my card…for some reason the lighting makes it look orangey…but it is Watermelon Wonder!

 

 

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, the medallion image was stamped randomly with Watermelon Wonder Ink.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Night of Navy was adhere down the middle.
  • The medallion Framelit was cut twice from Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  A 2″ punched circle of Mint Macaron was placed behind it and a 1/2″ circle of Night of Navy cardstock punched for the center.
  • A Rhinestone Jewel is in the center.
  • A 1 x 2-1/2 piece of Mint Macaron was stamped with the Eastern Beauty greeting and added to the front with a couple Rhinestone Jewels on either side.

Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.  And check out our June Mini Session that is COMING SOON!  We have a special PREORDER BONUS project if you sign up for both June and July at the same time!

Want more ideas using the NEW Annual Catalog products?  Check out the special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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 per month!

 

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May 16 2017

Crafting Forever

Well, I’m SO busy getting ready to move, but I did take a few hours yesterday to work on some challenge and posts for my blog!  I didn’t want you to think I’d completely disappeared!  I also had this card in my head and wanted to showcase it because it uses a new set, Crafting Forever, with a retiring set…Gorgeous Grunge!  I knew immediately that I wanted to use the ink splatter with the quill pen!

 

 

Do you spot some other new items?  How about the new In Color – Berry Burst!  And, new Pick a Pattern Designer Paper…love the black and white pattern!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Berry Burst cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick A Pattern DSP was added to the right side of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, then a 1/8″ strip of Berry Burst cardstock to hide the seam.
  • The Ink Splatter from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was stamped with Berry Burst Ink.
  • The pen from Crafting Forever was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White cardstock, then colored with Smoky Slate and Berry Burst Markers.  It was cut out by hand and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Crafting Forever was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • A few Rhinestone Jewels finish off with a little bling!

Our Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session that is COMING SOON!  We have a special PREORDER BONUS project if you sign up for both June and July at the same time!

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 per month!