Jan 31 2017

SUOC167 Sealed with Love

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Time for Valentines”.  Appropriate time of year!  Here’s one I made up with my favorite Valentine colors, Pool Party, Whisper White and Real Red!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Sending Love Designer Paper was added.
  • A piece of Sending Love 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in the back.
  • The swash from Sealed with Love stamp set was stamped twice with Pool Party Ink.
  • The Hello Love greeting was stamped over top with Memento Black Ink.
  • The 3D Heart was cut from Real Red and the slotted heart from Basic Black cardstocks and adhered to the front.  The arrow was cut from Pool Party cardstock and adhered behind the 3D heart.
  • The floral heart was stamped with Real Red and cut with the 3D heart, then the outer portion cut off.  It is adhered to the solid Real Red 3D heart.
  • The lips were stamped with Real Red.

 

OK…check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team this time to see what they did with the “Time For Valentines” theme and they come play along!

 

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Dec 31 2015

CCMC387 Bloomin’ Love

We’re back!  Last time it was nice to have the challenge run two weeks…and the challenge team enjoyed a little break!  But…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge…a fun sketch!

 

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Although it looks square, I switched mine out to the normal rectangle style to make it easier to mail and used the beautiful Bloomin’ Love stamp set!

 

CCMC387 Bloomin Love
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half to form the card.
  • The 2 x 5 piece of Blushing Bride cardstock was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder and punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • A piece of 1-1/2 x 4-1/2 and a smaller 1-1/4 x 2-1/2 strip of Love Blossoms Designer Paper were also punched with the Triple Banner Punch and added on top according to the sketch.
  • A 1/4 x 4-1/4 strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was placed across the top.
  • My Valentine from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Rose Red on Whisper White and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch, then added to a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle punched from Rose Red and pierced the scallops with the Piercing Tool.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The two flowers were stamped with Blushing Bride and Rose Red Ink, cut out and added to the front with the string of pearls from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit added under the flowers.  One of the pearls was also glued to the center of the flower.

Pretty, huh?  OK…go check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary, then grab your stamps and play along!  We’d love to see what you do with this sketch!

 

Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!

 

 


Dec 19 2015

Dec 2015 Control Freaks Blog Hop

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Gosh…it has been a few months since I’ve been able to participate in the monthly Control Freaks Blog Hop!  Just been really busy at that scheduled time of the month so couldn’t swing getting any extra projects done!  But, I’m excited to be back and able to participate!  The theme this month is the new goodies from the Occasions or Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  I decided to use a set that has been sitting on my desk the past few days, Bloomin’ Love!  You’ve probably just come from Debbie Henderson’s blog...always love her projects, don’t you?

 

I must admit…I’m ready to move on from making Christmas cards!  Who doesn’t love some sweet Valentines?  I love the flowery set, Bloomin’ Love in the Occasions Catalog…and the yummy Love Blossoms Designer Paper and coordinating Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit!  So much FUN stuff!

 

First up is this heart apothecary jar that I picked up at the M*** store AGES ago…in fact, I was with Mary Brown when I bought it and shipped it back with me from Palm Springs, California after Leadership that year.  I have used the clear ones that I bought…but this red one has been sitting on my shelf so I pulled it out to use!

 

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A few details:

  • The flowery heart from Bloomin’ Love is stamped with Blushing Bride on Whisper White and hand cut, then adhered to the gold heart doily in the Love Blossoms Kit with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some gold sequins in the kit were added to the flowers.
  • The banner was stamped with Real Red and the words with Tuxedo Black ink, and hand cut, then added across the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The entire heart was added to the front of the glass apothecary jar with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  • The Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon from the Kit was tied around the neck and some of the string pearls and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim was tied in the knot of the ribbon.
  • The floral image from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Garden Green, then punched with a 1-1/4″ Circle and adhered to the cork.  The outline flower was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Blushing Bride and adhered over the floral image with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  A white sequin from the Kit was added to the center.

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Details on the card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White.
  • Along the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Blushing Bride, a 1-3/4 x 4 strip of Love Blossoms DSP was added to the bottom. Then placed on the front of the base.
  • A 1/4″ x 4 strip of Gold Glimmer Paper hides the seam.
  • The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet Die was cut from Rose Red cardstock and added to the top of the card.
  • White sequins from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit were added to the Heart diecut.
  • The banner was stamped with Tuxedo Black and greeting with Rose Red, handcut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon in the kit was tied in a knot with the string pearls and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim tied in it.  It is added to the banner with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Here’s the duo together!  Love how this little gift ensemble came out!  Fill the apothecary jar with candies or bath salts for a nice little gift!

 

Dec 2015 Bloomin Love
 

Next up is Wendy Weixler to continue on the blog tour!  Keep going around until you get back here and you’ll have completed the blog tour!  Enjoy!

 

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Jan 08 2015

CCMC337 Snuggles and Smooches again

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge by the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team!  It’s a fun sketch challenge this week!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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And here is my card:

CCMC338 Snuggles and Smooches

Yes!  I used the cute Snuggles and Smooches stamp set again!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Real Red, folded in half
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Black, I stamped the smaller swirl flower with White Craft Ink.  Love that chalkboard look!
  • Along the right side, I added a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Stacked with Love Designer Paper.
  • On the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White, I stamped LOVE with Tuxedo Black Ink in the lower left corner.  I stamped the heart on Real Red and punched with the Sweetheart Punch.
  • I wrapped Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine around the Whisper White 3 times and adhered in the back.  The heart was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped Oodles of with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and cut around it, then added it to the heart.
  • Finally, I used some Gold Sequin Trim hanging down from the heart.

I think all the elements combined are SOOOO much fun!  I love how it turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Jan 07 2015

Snuggles and Smooches

I was thrilled to see Stampin’ Up! come out with this new photopolymer stamp set, Snuggles and Smooches ($15.95 US)!  Too cute…makes me think of my grandkids cause I love their snuggles and smooches!  lol!  I grabbed it this morning and made up a couple cards real quick!

 

Snuggles and Smooches

Here’s one that I made…you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see the other one.  This one I had some scraps of Stacked with Love Paper Pack sitting on my desk from making Valentine Kits, so I thought I’d use a few of them up.

 

Snuggles and Smooches

The details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The Real Red layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • I added 3/4″ strips of Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack along the bottom.
  • Snuggles and Smooches was stamped with Calypso Coral and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch, then layered on the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch piece of Basic Black.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • LOVE was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink Pad on the left side.
  • I added a couple Rhinestone jewel accents and a punched Red Glimmer Heart for some bling!

Super easy and fun!  Oh, and I used an old Create with Connie and Mary sketch for my layout!

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  • Featuring projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!
  • Features Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog Products
  • 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project and card set ideas
  • Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
  • Only available to subscribers – you will not find these projects posted on the Internet!
  • Our Spring 2015 website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!

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Jan 05 2015

Hello Life!

Yeah!  It’s 2015 and hopefully everything will get back into its’ routine this week!  Although I love the holidays, it feels good to wake up and know that I need to get working on my business again!  I do like organization and structure after all!  I have all this week blocked off to be creative!  Woohoo!  AND…this the LAST DAY to order from the Holiday Catalog and get any of the Year End Clearance Items!  Tomorrow we have the NEW Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs to order from!  Can I hear a DOUBLE Woohoo???!!!  I’m excited!

 

When Mary and I decided to do the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Mini Collection, we wanted to keep the projects using two stamp sets, Hey Valentine and You Plus Me.  But…I LOVE the Hello Life stamp set in the Occasions Mini, too!  It’s just not for Valentines!  Those script words are darling…and that big greeting, too!  But, here’s what I did for today!

 

Hello Life

This card came together SO easily it is almost embarrassing!  lol!  I had the two cut pieces of Stacked with Love Designer Paper on my desk and the Calypso Coral layer and Whisper White card base was already cut, too!  Stamping and punching a couple times and it was done!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 4 x 5-1/4.
  • The bottom hearts Stacked with Love DSP layer is 2-1/4 x 4 and adhered to the bottom.  The linen DSP is 1/2 x 4 placed across the top of the DSP to hide the seam.
  • Above the DSP I stamped the script LOVE with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • I stamped the two different hearts with Calypso Coral on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the Sweetheart Punch (love that new shape heart!).  You could use the Heart Framelits, too!
  • I added a few little Rhinestone jewels for some bling.

SOOO simple!  But yet has a lot of style!  So…ready, set, GO!  Leave a comment and tell me what YOUR favorite Valentine set is in the new Occasions Catalog!  I’d love to know!

 

 


Dec 29 2014

You Plus Me again

It’s Day 4 (our final day) of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Collection 2015 and both Mary and I have done up another card using either the Hey, Valentine or You Plus Me stamp sets.  We are featuring both of these sets and the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Pack in our projects for the Valentine Collection.  It’s not too late to join…you get to see all FOUR of the projects all at once!

 

You Plus Me 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Strawberry Slush, folded in half.
  • On the 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 panel of Pink Pirouette, I embossed with the Happy Hearts Folder (again you’ll need to run it thru twice).
  • I added a 3/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Whisper White and stamped Twitterpated (love it!) with Strawberry Slush ink.
  • At the top, I cut a 1/8 x 5-1/2 piece of Basic Black to trim off the top.
  • I cut the heart with the Heart Framelits, then stamped the ampersand in Strawberry Slush Ink.  I used the Heart template, piercing tool and mat to pierce around the edge of the heart.
  • I colored three rhinestones with Melon Mambo Blendabilities and added them to the inside of the ampersand.
  • The circle was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle.  I colored the words with Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush markers, then added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Too cute!  I’m having a lot more fun with that set that I actually thought I would.  The graphics are very cool!  Make sure to check in over on Create with Connie and Mary to see the card that Mary did today!

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www.createwithconnieandmary.comDon’t forget!  Create with Connie and Mary launched our Valentine Special MINI Collection 2015 immediately after Christmas on December 26th!  That is so we give our demo subscribers plenty of time to set up their classes, but you don’t need to be a demo to join us!  Sign up TODAY at Create with Connie and Mary so you don’t miss out!

This MINI collection will be slightly different…only FOUR projects…and only $5.95 US!!!

  • A mini session featuring the You Plus Me and Hey, Valentine suite of stamps and accessories!
  • FOUR step-by-step pictorial project tutorials…two card set tutorials and two 3D projects!
  • NEW!  Kits of supplies for each project will be available for subscribers to purchase!
  • Featuring the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack on all our projects!
  • ONE tutorial revealed EACH day on Dec 26, 27, 28 and 29.
  • Exclusive to subscribers, these projects will not be shown ANYWHERE else!
  • Demos & Customers welcome!

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Dec 27 2014

You Plus Me

It’s Day 2 of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Collection 2015 and both Mary and I have done up another card using either the Hey, Valentine or You Plus Me stamp sets.  We are featuring both of these sets and the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Pack in our projects for the Valentine Collection.

 

Today I used You Plus Me to create this fun card!

 

You Plus Me

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • I embossed the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Pink Pirouette with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder
  • I cut a 2 x 3-3/4 piece of Rose Red cardstock and used the new Confetti Heart Border Punch on it.  Then I used the scrap “hearts” randomly sprinkled across the top portion of the embossed Pink Pirouette cardstock.
  • Be Mine was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  • I added a 1/4 x 2 1/2 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the bottom of the Rose Red.
  • I stamped a Rose Red heart on scrap Whisper White, then punched with the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and adhered it over the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper strip.

OK…check out Create with Connie and Mary for Mary’s card…and to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Collection 2015!

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www.createwithconnieandmary.comDon’t forget!  Create with Connie and Mary launched our Valentine Special MINI Collection 2015 immediately after Christmas on December 26th!  That is so we give our demo subscribers plenty of time to set up their classes, but you don’t need to be a demo to join us!  Sign up TODAY at Create with Connie and Mary so you don’t miss out!

This MINI collection will be slightly different…only FOUR projects…and only $5.95 US!!!

  • A mini session featuring the You Plus Me and Hey, Valentine suite of stamps and accessories!
  • FOUR step-by-step pictorial project tutorials…two card set tutorials and two 3D projects!
  • NEW!  Kits of supplies for each project will be available for subscribers to purchase!
  • Featuring the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack on all our projects!
  • ONE tutorial revealed EACH day on Dec 26, 27, 28 and 29.
  • Exclusive to subscribers, these projects will not be shown ANYWHERE else!
  • Demos & Customers welcome!

Join today over on Create with Connie and Mary!