Mar 17 2016

CCMC398 What I Love

Hello all!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  First…can I get you to say a little prayer for my son…he’s having surgery today due to a sports injury…and will be laid up for about 4-5 weeks!  With a 17 month old and a new baby on the way, things will be crazy, I’m sure!  I’ll be helping out as much as I can.

 

But, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a pretty color combination and, of course, perfect for flowers, so that’s the direction I went!  Some really awesome cards this week from our Challenge Team, so make sure to check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Here’s my card.  I don’t know why, but I feel like my Watermelon Wonder Ink is more red than dark pink!  Oh well!

 

CCMC398 What I Love
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I started by stamping the flourish in Timeless Textures twice with Soft Suede Ink.  Then I added leaves from What I Love (a FREE SAB set) with Mossy Meadow Ink, and some splatters in Timeless Textures with Watermelon Wonder Ink.  This layer is added to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The full inside image of the flower is stamped twice with Watermelon Wonder Ink on scrap Whisper White, then Soft Suede added with the outline image, they were hand-cut out and placed over the background images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Several small pearls were added in a cluster for each flower.
  • Thank You from What I Love was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink close to the images.

 

That’s it!  A CAS design!  I love it!

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It’s not too late to join us!  We just opened the March 2016 MINI SESSION and it is only $8.95 US with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog!

* Each 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!

Sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you designed by Mary Brown!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 


Mar 10 2016

CCMC397 Apple of My Eye

OK…another card using the Apple of My Eye stamp set for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  I loved the sketch this week, but ended up tweaking and tweaking and making TWO cards!

 

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Here’s the first one I did…I ended up “sleeping” on the design overnight, then adding more DSP to the top and I liked it MUCH better than the solid Hello Honey I had originally.  You’ll see the second card next week for the SUO Challenge.  lol!

CCMC397 Apple of My Eye

And the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Hello Honey cardstock, folded in half.
  • The top Wildflower Fields DSP (FREE SAB) was cut 3-1/2 x 4 and the bottom was cut 1-1/2 x 4 and adhered on the front.
  • The Whisper White was cut 1-1/2 x 5-1/2, then layered diagonally over the front of the card.
  • Hooray was stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink and You Did It with Tangelo Twist Ink.
  • The pear was inked up with Hello Honey Ink, then a sponge dauber used to add some Old Olive ink along the one side.  The stem was inked with Chocolate Chip and the leaf with Old Olive Ink.  The pear was cut out by hand and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A little 1/2 x 2-1/2 piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock was tucked up under the Whisper White beneath the pear as per the sketch design!
  • A Rhinestone jewel highlights a little bling on the pear!

 

OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  AND…we’re getting ready to open our March Mini Session!  Don’t miss out!

 

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March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog!

* Each 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!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

 

Sets we are using for the March session:

  • Pyramid Pal Thinlets & Large Number Framelits
  • Sunburst Sayings Bundle
  • Timeless Textures & Cups & Kettle Framelits
  • Botanical Blooms Bundle
  • Grateful Bunch

 

Sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

 

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