Dec 30 2011

P.S. I Love You

Oh…I think I'm going to LOVE Stampin' Up!'s PS I Love You set in the Occasions Mini!  I've been playing around with it for a couple Create with Connie and Mary Occasions projects and now did up this card real quick!  Love that it has greetings in it, too!  I followed the color scheme on Colour Q challenge #117 with Black, White and any other color!  Obviously I chose Real Red!



And here is my card:



I decided to use the Real Red Patterns Designer Paper because Stampin' Up! currently has a special package called Love Patterns of 12 sheets of Real Red and Pretty in Pink Patterns for Valentine's on the CLEARANCE RACK for $1.99 (regularly $9.95)!  What a BARGAIN!  Head over to my ONLINE store to check out what else they just added, too!


The base of the card is Whisper White and I added a layer of Basic Black.  I used another piece of Whisper White and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Impressions Folder.  I cut four Scallop Heart Embosslits from Basic Black.  Then I punched two of the Real Red Patterns with the Full Heart Punch.  I stamped the hearts image from Stampin' Up!'s PS I Love You stamp set with Real Red and punched it with the Full Heart Punch.  Next I punched a Real Red cardstock Full Heart and stamped Love You from the same stamp set inside with Basic Black.  I added a flower White button from the Neutrals Button pack with White Bakers Twine tied inside.  Oh, the Love You heart is popped up with Dimensionals.  I really like how it turned out!



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May 13 2010

Watercolor Trio

Sorry about the missing post yesterday!  I left the house early, got home late afternoon and just ran out of time to work on anything to post!  I had the best intentions!  lol!

Today I worked on the Colour Q Challenge (CQC32) to use Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive, Groovy Guava or Cameo Coral, Black, Kraft and Very Vanilla.  I chose to use the current Stampin' Up! colors.  Those colors were perfect for the flowers in Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Trio stamp set!

I started with a base card of Old Olive cardstock.  I punched the corners of Cameo Coral cardstock with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch (still available to order!) for the next layer.  I cut a strip of Kraft cardstock and wrapped Old Olive Satin Ribbon around to the back.  On Very Vanilla, I stamped the three flowers in Old Olive Classic Ink, Cameo Coral Classic Ink and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (substituting for Kraft ink…which we will be getting SOON!  Woohoo!)  I ran the stamped Very Vanilla thru the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (another item still available to order!), and layered it on Basic Black.  Doesn't Basic Black make the colors POP?  Finally, I inked the Thanks So Much from Watercolor Trio with my Old Olive and Cameo Coral Stampin' Write Markers and stamped it on Very Vanilla.  I punched it with the Large Oval Punch, then layered it on a Scallop Oval from Old Olive cardstock.


I LOVE how this turned out!  What do you think?


Did everyone see that the Twilight cast will be on Oprah today!  I can't wait!!!!  I'm so excited for the new movie, Eclipse, coming out next month!  Anyone else out there addicted to this series?  Oh my!


If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Mary site yet, now is the time to do it!  We feature new Summer Mini products every week.  This week we are featuring Pedaling Past, Sentimental Journey Stamp Set and Travel Journey Designer Paper.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our site stays up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!

May 05 2010

Tropical Party Again!

Yes, I'm still working with Stampin' Up!'s new Summer Edition stamp set, Tropical Party!  I combined a couple challenges to make this card.  First was the color challenge over on Colour Q.  Then I used the Sketch Challenge over on Stampin' Connection (a website for demos).



Now…from the sketch, you might assume that I'd use the flower in Tropical Party…however, I'm doing this challenge with my team mate, Mary Brown, and I just KNEW she'd do her trio of flowers!  So, I had to think of another way to use this sketch with the Tropical Flowers stamps.  I decided to use the palm tree and the technique Watercolor Wash for my background with Shimmery White cardstock.  I cheated just a little bit by using Chocolate Chip on the tree trunks (I couldn't use BLUE!), but I considered it a neutral.  lol!  I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery for the palm trees and stamped it over the background.  I layered it on Brilliant Blue cardstock. 


To my base card of Tempting Turquoise, I added a strip of Certainly Celery that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I wrapped Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon around it and tied with a knot.  I punched the Modern Label with Brilliant Blue and did the same technique on the Shimmer White for Thinking of You (Trendy Trees) and punched with the Word Window punch.  I stamped three small flowers in Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry, punched them out, added Mini Brads to the centers and placed them on Stampin' Dimensionals in the bottom corner.  I'm amazed…I really didn't think the colors will go well with this set, but I think I pulled it off! 


Don't forget, it's Kerin's turn to give away Blog Candy today!  Those little flip flops are SO cute…wouldn't you want one?  Leave a comment on her blog…ANYONE can win!





This week on Create with Connie and Mary we are having a "Tropical Party"!  Every day during this week the team has created a project for our subscribers using the items that coordinate with the tropical set, die and paper!  Mary found the footnote flip flops at a local store and just KNEW they would be PERFECT for a special project!  And since we just HAD to do something with them…we are sharing them with YOU! 
ANYONE can leave a comment on the blogs below on the given day and be entered into the drawings to win one!  Each of us have two to give away.  Would you like some ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN?  Well…I'm guessing YES!  SUBSCRIBE  to Create with Connie and Mary during THIS WEEK and be entered into ANOTHER drawing to win one of TWO that we are giving to just our NEW subscribers this week.  Already a subscriber and want another chance to win?  Participate in the sketch challenge that we posted this past Saturday and two lucky challenge participants will have the opportunity to WIN!  Here's the schedule…
Wednesday – Kerin Sylvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter!
Thursday – Monika Davis – Stamping Together at Monika's Place
New Subscribers – May 3-7
Challenge participants – May 1-7

So…what are you waiting for?  Visit the blogs on the days above and leave a comment.  Go to the Create with Connie and Mary site and JOIN this week and be entered to win.  THEN…for all subscribers, participate in this week's challenge for still ANOTHER chance to win!  Easy as can be!  We hope we can send one of these cute flip flops to YOU!



Winners will be announced for everything on Saturday, May 8th.  To find out if you are a WINNER…you need to check the Create with Connie and Mary site no later than Friday, May 14th and send us your mailing address.  Good Luck!

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