Jul 14 2012


We're just ending Week 4 on Create with Connie and Mary New Catalog 2012 Edition, and we've been featuring the "Growing Up" series!  We have a fun Color Challenges for our subscribers to play along and be placed in a drawing for a FREE Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition subscription!  It's not too late to join us!  You'll have access to all the projects we've shown so far…and be the first to see new ones posted!  Join us!  The New Catalog 2012 Edition features the new sets in the catalog and will be good ALL YEAR LONG!



I used Stampin' Up!'s Bug Me stamp set for my Color Challenge card.  Isn't that set just TOO CUTE?  I had always wanted to own Bugs & Kisses and never bought it.  This one is just as darling!



I started with a base of Basic Gray cardstock.  I layered on the ruler pattern from Storytime Designer Paper package, then used the check pattern from the same package going across the card.  I cut the tag from Apothecary Accents from Riding Hood Red, the placed a Whisper White rectangle inside that tag shape.  I stamped Sending a Kiss from Petite Pairs in Basic Gray towards the bottom.  I stamped the dragonfly with a Basic Gray body and Pool Party Wings on scrap Whisper White, then cut it out, adhering it to the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I punched a hole in the top of the tag and added Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon.  The entire tag is also popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the card.  I was really happy with how this turned out!



Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team has done over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  You'll be glad you did!


It's not too late to join us!  Since the products are featured from the main Stampin' Up! catalog, the projects will be good ALL YEAR LONG!







Jul 12 2012

CCMC210 Bug Me

Happy Thursday!  Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This one will last for TWO WEEKS since many of us are away at the Stampin' Up! Convention!  We have a Color Challenge for you!  We've been featuring the "Growing Up" series of products in the Create with Connie and Mary New Catalog 2012 Edition this week, I used one of the featured sets, Bug Me, on my card today!



I had a little trouble incorporating all FOUR colors in this challenge!  I think the So Saffron thru me off.  But, I did get it fit in there.



I love the little lady bug in this set…however, I didn't want the smiley face of the bug showing.  So, I used the body of the lady bug, stamping it in Cherry Cobbler and cutting it out, then just punched a 3/8" Itty Bitty Circle of Basic Black for the head and placed it partially under the body.  Then, of course, I had to hand cut the antenna's and add them back under the head!  lol!  I made 3 of those, then popped them up on a 1 1/4" circle of Pool Party, layered on 1 3/8" Basic Black.


The base of the card is Old Olive and I layered on Cherry Cobbler and a piece of Storybook Designer Paper across the top.  I stamped Happy Birthday from Curly Cute stamp set in Basic Black along the bottom of Whisper White.  I placed the three Lady Bug circles on top.  Then wrapped the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine around and criss crossed it on front.  That was layered on So Saffron.  Finally, I added a piece of Old Olive along the left side, punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Plus a little bling with some Rhinestones along each side of the greeting!



Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We'd love to see what you do with the Color Challenge!  Remember, you have TWO weeks to play along!


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Jul 11 2012

Bug Me

There are quite a few children's sets in the main catalog that are lots of fun!  This one, Bug Me, was one of my favorites.  I only wish Stampin' Up! would have included some fun "buggy" sayings in this set, too!  Or had a complimentary set with some greetings!  So…making a Happy Birthday card was the next best thing for me…that is mainly what I need for kids cards anyway.



I had a scrap of the Designer Paper from Pinwheels on Parade laying on my desk, so I built my card around the colors in it!  The base is Midnight Muse and I layered on Baja Breeze and then the Designer Paper.  I stamped the colorful catepillar from Bug Me on a strip of Whisper White by using my Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze and Real Red markers to ink it up.  It is layered on Real Red cardstock that I punched with the Scallop Border Punch along the bottom.  I added a Summer Starfruit and Real Red flower cut from Floral Frame Framelits with a Dahlia button in the center!  I've been hoarding them, and thought it was time to use one!  Finally, I added the Teeny Tiny Wishes "Happy Birthday" greeting, stamped with Midnight Muse ink on Baja Breeze and cut with a flag on one end, then tucked under the flower that is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals!


It's a fun and cheerful card!


I'm ordering the next round of Ribbon Shares on Friday, so it's not too late to get in on any of the ribbons you want, not just the In Colors.  Stampin' Up! ribbons are the BEST!  I wrap them carefully around chipboard then place in a plastic bag so they stay nice and neat!  You can see more details HERE!