Nov 28 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Anything Goes

It’s Saturday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is “Christmas Anything Goes”…pretty easy, huh?  I chose Cup of Cheer for my card, today…I realized that I hadn’t used those cute greetings very much and soon I would be busy working with the new Occasions catalog and they would be left behind!


Cup of Cheer

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock folded in half.
  • A 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla is offset to the left side of the front and adhered.
  • The Triple Banner Punch was used on strips of Home for Christmas Designer Paper sized 2 x 5 and 1-1/4 x 4-1/2, then adhered along the left side of the Very Vanilla.
  • The Real Red Pom Pom trim was stapled to the banners.
  • The small holly leaves were cut from the DSP and placed in the lower right corner for a little balance.
  • The greeting was inked with Mossy Meadow and Real Red Markers, then stamped on scrap Very Vanilla and cut with the Circle Framelits.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

OK…that’s it for me!  You can go backwards to check out Deb Currier’s cute card or forward to see Mary Brown’s awesome card!  Have fun!  I’m decorating the house for Christmas today!










Sep 17 2015

CCMC373 Cup of Cheer

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary  Challenge!  We have a really fun sketch for you to try this week!  I love the different looks the designers came up with!


CCMC373 copy
And here is my card.  I love cutting out those Santa images in the Home for Christmas Designer Paper!


CCMC373 Cup of Cheer
Here are the details on how to recreate this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla.
  • Across the center is a 2 x 5-1/4 strip of Home for Christmas DSP, along the bottom of it is a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Gold Metallic Cardstock.
  • The greeting was stamped first with Tuxedo Black Ink on Very Vanilla, then stamped again in Real Red and the “On his way” cut out and placed over the Tuxedo Black one with Stampin’ Dimensions.  It was cut with the 3rd from smallest Oval Framelit.
  • The Pool Party snow pattern DSP was cut with the Lots of Labels Framelit and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the Oval greeting on top.
  • The Santa was hand-cut from the DSP…love that his ice skates make it look like he spelled out the greeting!
  • Finally added Home for Christmas Enamel Dots to the front for some bling!

OK…go check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they created this week!


Are you looking for some GREAT ideas using items in the Holiday Mini?  Look no further than the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session!  BREAKING NEWS!  We added another BONUS this month because we know that some of you don’t do Halloween!

Sept bonusTo start we have three wonderful card sets and two AWESOME 3D projects (and a bonus card set still to come) for the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session.


Two of the card sets are Halloween as is one of the 3D projects.  However, we know that not everyone is into Halloween, so Mary and I decided to remake two of the Halloween projects using Christmas stamp sets…JUST FOR OUR SUBSCRIBERS!  I knew I was going to remake Debbie’s Tabletop Decor item anyway using Snow Place for a future class.  So if you weren’t sure you want to subscribe this month (September) because of all the Halloween…you are getting two BONUS projects as Mary also remade two of Deb’s Haunt Ya Later cards using Jolly Christmas.  AND…we did add-ons to the tutorials so you’d know how to do them, too!


So normally you get 6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95…this month it is 8 ideas!  You really can’t beat that!


With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You
    • AND a bonus project from Connie remaking Debbie Henderson’s ADORABLE Halloween Tabletop Decor into an ADORABLE Snow Place Tabletop Decor
    • AND two Jolly Christmas Cards using the layouts from Deb’s Haunt Ya Later card set!


The session is NOW OPEN!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary!



Aug 27 2015

CCMC370 Cup of Cheer

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  This week it is a pretty color challenge that I know you’ll love!  I’ll be using it again!


CCMC370 copy

Here I’m using another new set in the Holiday Catalog called Cup of Cheer!


CCMC370 Cup of Cheer

Here are the details to recreate this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, then adhered to a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Basic Black…love how that pops!
  • A 1-1/2 x 3-7/8 strip of Watermelon Wonder cardstock is wrapped with Basic Black Satin Stitched Ribbon and adhered to the back, then added to the front of the card.
  • The doily was cut in half, then sponged with Pool Party Ink, and tucked under the bottom of the Watermelon Wonder strip.
  • Cup of Cheer image was stamped with Watermelon Wonder Ink, the steam color was removed with a Blender Pen, the colored with Pool Party Marker…and stamped on scrap Whisper White, it is punched with the 2-1/2 Circle Punch.  The liquid in the cup and the word cheer was also colored with the Pool Party Marker.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a wood Snowflake Element was added to the front with a Rhinestone Jewel in the center.

I really like how this turned out!  Hope you enjoy it, too!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week…lots of inspiration for you!  Then grab your stamps and play along!