Feb 11 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Red, White & one color

 

Our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is “Red, White, and one other color” combination!  I first thought I’d do a Valentine…but I pretty much have those finished.  So, I went with a happy flower instead!  Can you tell what stamp set I used?  I’m feeling under the weather with a BAD cold, so this came together quick and easy!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The Pear Pizzazz balloon string was stamped for the stem of the flower on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Sending Love Designer Paper was added to the bottom of that layer, too.
  • Five of the polka dot balloon images were stamped with Real Red on Real Red cardstock, then punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (smaller balloon), then assembled around the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I slightly curled the edges of the flower petals.
  • A 1/2″ Circle was punched from Pear Pizzazz and inked with Wild Wasabi around the edges for the center of the flower.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two leaves were stamped with the striped balloons and punched with the smaller shaped balloon, then added to the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals, curling the leaves slightly.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Wild Wasabi above the Designer Paper.

 

See…told you it was pretty simple!  I think I’d like this flower in all different colors!  OK…make sure to check out our next stop at the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our February Mini Sessions that opens TODAY!  Then continue on to Mary’s blog for inspiration or backwards to Melissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon Adventures is one of the stamp sets we feature this month in the Create with Connie and Mary February 2017 Mini Session!  You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up…we opened TODAY!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

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 January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 


Feb 08 2017

Balloon Adventures

Had two classes yesterday that featured the Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit dies!  Great to see some faces that have moved away come back and visit!  I tried to use every piece in the set and succeeded except for the little fold-over tag…I demoed it for them.

 

Here’s another idea for them to use with the Bundle they took home with them.  We did the little gift card holder in class (reversed colors because I discovered I was out of 12×12 Bermuda Bay)!  Then I created a matching card to post here!

 

 

Here are the details for the card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 So Saffron cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock with a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper on it.
  • The balloons from Balloon Adventures were stamped with Memento Black Ink on So Saffron cardstock and Pool Party Ink on Pool Party cardstock.  They were punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch along with a Basic Black cardstock one.
  • The strings were stamped with Memento Black ink.  The balloons added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The tag was cut from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits from So Saffron cardstock, stamped with the greeting in Balloon Adventures and added over the strings.
  • A Rhinestone jewels was added to the Basic Black balloon.

 

The Gift Card is basically the same, only with two balloons and a 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of DSP.  It was secured on the back with two circles and some Black Baker’s Twine.  I love the “Open Me Already” greeting from Balloon Adventures!

 

 

Balloon Adventures is one of the stamp sets we feature this month in the Create with Connie and Mary February 2017 Mini Session!  You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up…we’ll be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

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 January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 


Jun 13 2016

Marquee Messages

Happy Birthday to me!!!!  Had a wonderful start to my day after going strawberry picking with my grandson this morning!  I think he ate as many as he picked!  lol!  It was fun!

 

Carter strawberry picking

 

So, thought I’d feature Marquee Messages to celebrate my big day on my blog today…

 

Marquee Messages

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Night of Navy cardstock.
  • A 1 x 5 strip of Calypso Coral has the Triple Banner Punched on both ends and placed in the middle of the card.
  • The Marquee Messages sign was stamped three times with Night of Navy Ink.  Once on the base Whisper White, then the Birthday banner on Calypso Coral and cut out then placed on the Whisper White, the arrow on Night of Navy cardstock and cut out.
  • It’s Your was colored with Daffodil Delight and the lines on the left colored with Calypso Coral markers.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella pen is highlighting the dots on the arrow and the star on the Birthday greeting.

 

Fun, isn’t it?  I love the color combination and a great card to celebrate my birthday!

 

June 2016 Collage

 

It’s not too late to join!  The Create with Connie and Mary June 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW 2016-17 Catalog!  We just opened on June 11th!

* Each month’s $8.95 US session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

We also have information about our Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event being held on July 30th!  We’d love to meet you in person!  See more information over there, too!

 

 

 

 

 


May 07 2015

CCMC354 Crazy About You

Another fun challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Challenge, this time a bright color challenge!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Here’s my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Crazy About You stamp set.

 

CCMC354 Crazy About You

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tangelo Twist cardstock.
  • A diagonal cut piece of Birthday Bash Designer striped paper was adhered at the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.  A 1/2 strip of Tangelo Twist was adhered across the seam.
  • Two pieces of 1/8″ Gold Metallic Ribbon were wrapped along the left side and adhered at the back of the Whisper White layer.
  • The Crazy About You flower was stamped three times with Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White, one punched with the Flower Medallion Punch and the centers cut out of the other two to make three layers.  The layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  In the center is a Gold Sequin with a small Pearl in the center.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Bermuda Bay cardstock and punched with the Curly Label Punch (SOOO sad to see this punch retire!)  It was tucked under the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Gold Sequin in the center with a pearl and then two more pearls beside it for a little bling on the tag.
  • Three more gold sequins were scattered on the front.

Like it?  I do!!!  Now check out the rest of the challenge team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Crazy About You

Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White

Accessories:  Birthday Bash DSP, 1/8 Gold Metallic Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Flower Medallion Punch, Curly Label Punch, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 


Dec 19 2014

Sneak Peek Blog Tour with Petal Potpourri

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The Control Freak Swappers are having a SNEAK PEEK Blog Tour for our December Tour de Freaks!  I know it’s a BUSY time of year, but you know you will see LOTS of inspiration from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs…ordering begins January 6th!  You’ve probably just come from Debbie Henderson’s blog…weren’t her projects fun?  I love her work!  We have 12 stops this month, so make sure you stop by them all!

 

Every year I try to decorate my paper calendar that sits on my desk.  Although I keep a lot of appts on my phone, my desk calendar is my BIBLE…reminders and dates, birthdays, etc., all get placed in this master calendar.  So, I want it to look pretty, right?  And…flowers are my favorite things to stamp…so how could I resist using the new Petal Potpourri stamp set to decorate my calendar?  And, I needed a matching birthday card, right?

 

Dec 2014 Petal Potpourri
Here’s what the calendar started as…pretty plain, huh?

 

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And here is a closeup of it finished.  I used the new Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Paper to get started with my colors.  The background is Bermuda Bay with Crushed Curry for the side and Petal Potpourri flowers.  I think this doily pattern is one of my favorites in the set!  The centers are Tangelo Twist with Rhinestones inside, the leaves are Mossy Meadow punched from one of the flowers in the Petal Potpourri set.  Of course the flower has a MATCHING punch!   I added the year with Silver Glimmer Paper numbers cut from the Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Dies onto Basic Black cardstock with the Label Framelit and used my Chalk Pen to draw around the edges.

 

Dec 2014 Petal Potpourri Calendar
Supplies:
Stamps:  Petal Potpourri Stamp Set
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Birthday Bash Designer Paper, Flower Medallion Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Hello Honey Ribbon, Rhinestones, Label Framelits, Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Dies, White Chalk Pen

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Here’s a closeup of the card, too!  This is fun because the greeting is from the Sale-A-Bration set, Big Day, and I embossed it with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black, then used my Blendabilities Markers (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie) to color over the White Embossing.  I love that look!  I also drew around the edges with the White Chalk Pen.  The flowers are the same as I used on the calendar, but I used the little center circle image for the background with Bermuda Bay ink on the Bermuda Bay cardstock!

 

Dec 2014 Petal Potpourri Card
Supplies:
Stamps:  Big Day, Petal Potpourri
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, White Craft
Blendabilities:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Label Framelits, Flower Medallion Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Birthday Bash Designer Paper, Rhinestones, White Chalk Pen


OK…aren’t those wonderful ideas and a great glimpse of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  I think so.  Now, go check out the rest of the Control Freak Swappers on the Tour de Freaks blog hop!  Next up is Melissa Davies...another of my favorites!

 

Melissa Davies


Aug 28 2014

CCMC318 Four Feathers

It’s Thursday and time for the weekly challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It is a Color Challenge this week…hope it gets you inspired to make something great!

 

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I thought right away of using my Four Feathers stamp set…it hadn’t been inked up yet!  But, I love that it has coordinating Framelits to match the feathers!  And feathers are REALLY hot right now in decorating…have you noticed them?

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Hello Honey!
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I stamped the Dotty Angles image with Hello Honey ink.
  • Next I used It’s Your Birthday from Big News stamp set with Basic Gray ink.
  • I stamped two of the feathers in Four Feathers with Pool Party ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Feathers Framelits Dies.  I tied some Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine in a double bow and adhered it over the feathers.  They were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I colored some Rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers (darkest one) and added them to the front and the Exclamation Point!

I love the fun, whimsical look to this card and hope you enjoy it, too!

 

 

HolidayCardBadgeSo…don’t forget…it is Holiday Card “Create”tions PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.   Make sure to sign up for our next session starting on Sunday!  We are doing one week of Fall/Halloween card sets and two weeks of Christmas…NOTHING BUT CARDS…for only $19.95 US!

 

 


Jul 08 2014

Age Awareness

Mary and I are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY getting ready for our Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event on Saturday!!!  Today, I’ll be working on a few display items and finish sorting my last project into bags!  Can’t wait to see those that are coming!

For this card, I used a sketch from Create with Connie and Mary Week 1 Saturday challenge.  Well, actually, this card was done FIRST and then I changed it out to the one that I showed earlier because I liked it better!  lol!  (See it here.)

 

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Here are the details on this one:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I placed two pieces of Tangelo Twist Satin Stitched Ribbon on the left side, adhering them on the back.
  • Then I added a 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Confetti Celebration Designer Paper cutting the end into a point.
  • Above that I stamped Happy Cake Day with Tangelo Twist and Basic Gray Inks.  LOVE that Stampin’ Up! clear stamps make it easy to line up!
  • I stamped the little row of candles with Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry markers on Whisper White, then punched with a 1 1/4″ Circle Punch.
  • I layered the circle on a Hexagon Punch of Crushed Curry cardstock and popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added three Rhinestone Jewels, colored with the Daffodil Blendabilities!  LOVE that we can do that with Stampin’ Up! product now!!!

Makes a happy “cake day” card, don’t you think?

 

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2014-15 Ribbon Shares

Don’t forget my ribbon shares are still going on!  Next order is July 12th!!!

2014-15 Stampin Up! RIBBON SHARES AVAILABLE NOW!!! 

See more details HERE!

 

 

 

 

 


Jan 25 2014

Week 1 Spring Collection Challenge

We've just come to the end of Week 1 over on Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014 and we've showed off some fantastic projects!  It's not too late to join!  On Saturdays, the design team shares their challenge card.  It is the only day that both subscribers and non-subscribers see any with the Spring Collection!  Find out more details about our Spring Collection 2014 over on Create with Connie and Mary and make sure to check out what the Design Team did with this sketch!

 

I love this FUN sketch today!

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I know, I know…again with the Petite Petals!  But…have YOU bought it yet?  lol!

 

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And here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Crushed Curry folded in half.
  2. I cut a strip of Basic Black cardstock and punched the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border.  I added it behind the right side of the 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper and adhered the entire thing along the left edge of the base card.
  3. I used a 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece of Bermuda Bay going across the card and cut a Starburst Framelit from Basic Black and placed on the front.
  4. Then I stamped the small flower from Petite Petals three times with Crushed Curry on Whisper White and punched them out.  I also stamped one in Pear Pizzazz and cut it out for the leaves.  I adhered them in a cluster on the Starburst Framelit.
  5. For the centers of the flowers, I punched some small circles of Crisp Cantaloupe with the Owl Punch, then added Gold Sequins in the center.
  6. I stamped Happy Birthday from Itty Bitty Banners in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it out, then placed on the front.
  7. I also added a little bit of the extra Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border in Basic Black as an accent under the greeting as the sketch showed.

 

 

SpringBadgeIt's not too late to join!  We are JUST finishing WEEK 1 of our Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014 featuring the Occasions and Sale-a-bration brochures and have shown several fun projects so far!  When you join, you'll be able to go back and see what we've done AND be one of the first to see the new projects.  These are perfect for your classes and stamp camps, or to get EXCLUSIVE ideas on gifts, decorating and cards…you won't see these ideas posted ANYWHERE else!  For less than $1 each step-by-step photo tutorial, you get over 18 projects and 24 card ideas at a price of only $29.95 US!   Join us today over on Create with Connie and Mary!!!