May 12 2016

CCMC406 Going Global

We have a very neutral based color challenge for you to try this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!




Here’s my take using Going Global…one of the retiring stamp sets.  I’m bummed…it is so nice for making masculine cards!


CCMC406 Going Global


Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Gray.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the World Traveler embossing folder (I really wish this would have stayed in the new catalog!)
  • Towards the bottom is a 1 x 5 strip of Neutrals Designer Paper Collection in the Crumb Cake polka dot pattern.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip  of Smoky Slate is stamped with the World’s Best Dad greeting from Going Global (one of the reasons I like this stamp set so well is that it includes greetings!) in Basic Gray Ink.
  • The compass image from Going Global is stamped with Basic Gray, then colored with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Markers.
  • Some Silver Thread is wrapped in a circle and added behind the image.
  • A Silver sequin is placed in the center of the compass and some silver stars from the Neutrals Sequins is scattered in the background.

Love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary...then grab your stamps and play along!



May 2016 Mini Session CollageNOW OPEN!  The May 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets using the NEW Catalog PREORDER items that demos could order.  Customers can start ordering on June 1st!

* 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 May and June for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Preorder project for you designed by me!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!



Jan 27 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop – Jan 2016

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WELCOME!  It has been several months since I’ve had the chance to participate in the Mediterranean Grand Achievers Blog Hop!  The theme this month is “All You Need is Love”.  I can’t wait to see all the ideas!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Connie Babbert, or have come from the person before me.  Just continue around the blog hop by clicking on the link for the next person in line after my name, Connie Babbert, listed below.  Enjoy!


With this theme, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of pink and red on this month’s blog hop.  But, I wanted to create a special Valentine/Love card for my husband…he does SO much and I truly appreciate him!  I went with some masculine colors and the Going Places bundle of products for my husband’s card.  Hope he doesn’t peek at my blog before I give it to him!


Here’s the outside with the card closed:

Jan 2016 Going Global
And here it is opened up:

Jan 2016 Going Global inside
Want some details?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sahara Sand, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2.  The short flap for the front is folded back on itself.
  • A 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Going Places Designer Paper covers the front flap.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece of coordinating Going Places Designer Paper covers the inside.
  • Two sizes of stars were cut with the Star Framelits and Hello Honey cardstock.  The larger 3-7/8″ star was adhered to the front panel and the smaller 2-7/8″ star inside, making sure the front star will completely cover up the inside star when the card is closed.
  • The Lucky Stars greeting was stamped inside on the star with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The Globe was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Lost Lagoon and cut with the 2-3/8″ Circle Framelit, then layered on a 2-1/2″ Circle of Basic Black cardstock.  It is popped up on the front of the star with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The lost without you greeting was stamped on a 1/2 x 4 strip of Whisper White and adhered over the center of the globe.


I thought this was such an appropriate card since my husband IS the star in my life and it would be a great Valentine card!  OK…now time to move on to the next fabulous person in line under my name, Connie Babbert.  I’m sure you’ll get LOTS of inspiration as you go around the blog hop!  Have fun!


Jan 02 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Trim it Down

Woohoo!  The theme this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is TRIM IT DOWN!  Yes…definitely a FEW ways things need to trim down around here, but specifically this means no more than two layers and one embellishment.


I hope my card meets that criteria…after it was done and I was getting ready to post, I had second thoughts!  But, in my mind it does fit the criteria…I don’t count the punches as layers or embellishments.  lol!


Going Global

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Night of Navy cardstock was embossed with the World Traveler Embossing Folder.  I placed it on the base at an angle, then trimmed off the excess.
  • The greeting from Going Global stamp set was stamped in the lower right corner with Real Red Ink.
  • The globe from Going Global was stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch and layered on the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punched from Real Red Glimmer Paper and adhered to the front.
  • The Love banner from one of the other greetings was stamped with Real Red Ink, the banner cut by hand and layered over the globe with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, two Real Red Candy Dots for embellishments were placed in the upper right corner.

OK…next stop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our January 2016 Mini Session that will be starting soon!  Here are a few details!  Then continue around to Mary’s blog!


January 2016 collageWe are getting ready for our JANUARY 2016 MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

* 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!
*Only $8.95 per month!

* 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 January session:

      • Flowering Fields
      • Botanical Blooms
      • Apple of My Eye
      • First Sight
      • Beautiful RIde

VALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase both the January and February Mini Sessions together for $17.90 US and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

Sets we will be using for the February Mini Session:

  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebration
  • Party Wishes
  • Pyramid Pals

Valentine Bonus Project snippet

plus BONUS VALENTINE project

$17.90 US

Check out Create with Connie and Mary for more details!

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