Feb 12 2016

Hello Life Part 2

OK, I promised another card with the Hello Life stamp set and sketch from Create with Connie and Mary.  I had a HARD time deciding which one to use for the Thursday Challenge!  Obviously, here is the one that I didn’t use.  Tell me which you like better…the one from yesterday (see here) or today’s?

 

Hello Life

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Happy Hearts folder.
  • The 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 layer of Rose Red is wrapped with Melon Mambo/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and adhered in the back, then placed on the front of the Whisper White.
  • 3/4″ circles were punched from the Love Blossoms Designer Paper (12 of them) and adhered on the Rose Red.
  • The striped heart from Hello Life was stamped with Rose Red Ink on Whisper White and cut.
  • Love from Hello Life was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on 1/2 strip of Whisper White and cut with a flag end.
  • Both were adhered on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Rhinestone Jewel was added to the heart.

 

So…very similar, but different…what do you think?  lol!

 

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WI15Badge copyWe just launched our Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session…and it’s not too late to sign up!  Here is some information and a sneak peek for you!  You can sign up over on Create with Connie and Mary…or on my blog sidebar!

  • 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 the projects and tutorials.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Sets we are using for the February session:
    • What I Love
    • Easter Lamb
    • Balloon Celebrations
    • Party Wishes
    • Playful Pals

Feb 2016 collage

Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January?
Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!

 


Feb 11 2016

Hello Life

Since it is Valentine week, I thought I’d pull out a set from the main catalog for our Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card!  I actually did TWO cards using this sketch.  This one is the one that was in my head for the past month or so since I saw the sketch.  I’ll show the other one tomorrow and you can let me know which one you like better!  lol!

 

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Mary does the sketches for us using the MDS system, and she somehow snuck this sketch in on me.  She knows that I’m not crazy about SMALL images…and this one has a ton in the background!  But…our Challenge Team did a FANTASTIC job with it!  So many great ideas that I never even though about doing with it!  Here’s my first take on this sketch.  I thought it would be fun to use the XOs in Little Letters Thinlets for the background.

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half and the top two corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • On top the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Happy Hearts Folder.
  • On the 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, the top corners were punched with the Corner Rounder and it was adhered over the Whisper White layer towards the bottom.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Love Blossoms DSP was cut to go across the bottom according to the sketch.
  • Six X’s and six O’s were cut from Blushing Bride with the Little Letters Thinlets, then adhered to the Crumb Cake with Liquid Monoadhesive Glue.
  • The outline heart from Hello Life was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Rose Red and hand-cut.  Love was stamped on a 1/2 x 3 strip of Whisper White, cut with a flag end.  They were both placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

That’s it!  Now…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week…as I said…fabulous cards!

 

And, while you are there…we opened our FEBRUARY Mini Session TODAY!  Don’t miss out on all the great projects we did this month!  Sign up TODAY!

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WI15Badge copyWe just launched our Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session…have you signed up yet?  If not, here is some information and a sneak peek for you!  You can sign up over on Create with Connie and Mary…or on my blog sidebar!

  • 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 the projects and tutorials.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Sets we are using for the February session:
    • What I Love
    • Easter Lamb
    • Balloon Celebrations
    • Party Wishes
    • Playful Pals

Feb 2016 collage

Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January?
Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!

 

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Mar 12 2015

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We have a fun color challenge for you today over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Stop by and see all the fun ideas that our Challenge Team did this week!  Here’s the color combination…does it bring any ideas to mind?  It certainly did for our team!

 

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Here’s my card.  I adapted it from the March Calendar page that I made for my calendars this year using Hello Life!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Wild Wasabi, folded in half.
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • On top of that is a 2 x 5 1/4 strip of Back to Black Designer Paper and I colored a few of the chevrons with the Wild Wasabi Blendabilities (yes, before I knew they weren’t available any longer…I’m sure a regular marker would work!)
  • Across the bottom, is a 1 x 4 strip of Basic Black.
  • On the 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White, I stamped the heart from Hello Life three times in the shape of a clover, then added the heart stem.  I stamped Hello Life with Tuxedo Black ink.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added a Itty Bitty Accent flower punched from Wild Wasabi with a Rhinestone jewel to the center of the clover!
  • Finally, I punched the Artisan Label from Basic Black, then tucked it under the Whisper White panel.

I love my St. Patrick’s Day card!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Lots of great ideas!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Jan 19 2015

Jan 2015 Tour de Freaks

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Wow!  It’s time for another Tour de Freaks blog hop!  The theme this time is Love or Valentines…perfect timing, huh?  You’ve probably just arrived from the fabulous Julie Davison’s blog.  Love her fun projects, didn’t you?

When deciding what to do for this tour, I knew I wanted to use the Hello Life stamp set.  It really is so much more than a Valentine set!  I love that large “do more of what makes you happy” greeting!  But, since our theme is Love or Valentine’s, I went with the obvious hearts and paired it with the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack.  Here’s my little duo of projects!

Jan 2015 Hello Life

I also adore the new Bow Builder Punch…I’ve used it a couple ways on my projects.  The card has the simple bow and the top of the box has a package bow!  Both are SO easy to make!  Here are a few details:

Jan 2015 Hello Life card

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11, folded in half.
  • Crumb Cake layer is 4 x 5-1/4
  • The heart DSP is 2-1/4 x 4 with a strip of coordinating DSP sized 1/2 x 4 to hide the seam.
  • The script Love was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink along the bottom.
  • The small polka dot heart was stamped with Real Red and hand-cut (no punch or framelit that size…bummer!)
  • The “happy” greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Real Red and cut with the Heart Framelits and added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Stacked with Love DSP was punched twice with the Bow Builder Punch and put together with Mini Glue dots and added to the bottom of the large heart.

 

The Tiny Box was so quick and easy to make, too!

 

Jan 2015 Hello Life Tiny Box

  • All four sides were covered with the 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 squares of the diagonal stripe in Stacked with Love DSP.
  • On the sides and back, 1/4 x 1-3/4 strips of coordinating DSP were adhered across the center.
  • Four hearts were stamped…two in Calypso Coral (striped heart) and two in Real Red (polka dot heart) on Whisper White and hand-cut, then placed with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The front DSP was stamped with the script Love in Tuxedo Black, and an additional Red Glimmer Heart was cut with the small Heart Framelit.
  • A rhinestone jewel on the front heart added a little bling.

Jan 2015 Hello Life bow

  • The top uses four of the Bow Builder Punches from Stacked with Love DSP.  The tails were added to a 1″ circle with Mini Glue Dots and then staggered the looped bows on top of them.  A 7/8″ Scallop Circle punched from the same DSP covers the ends on the circle.
  • For some bling, a Facet Jewel was tied with White Bakers Twine and added to the center of the bow, then added to the top of the Tiny Box with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Such a sweet little wrapped package for someone you love!

 

Make sure to continue on around the rest of the Tour de Freaks!  Some great ideas!  Next up is Patty Bennett with more wonderful Love ideas!

 

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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!