Dec 07 2017

CCMC487 Hug in a Mug

Today we have a fun new color challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I liked it SO well that I also used it on my card for Saturday!  lol!



Here’s what I did using Hug in a Mug stamp set.


Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of So Saffron was embossed with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder and added on top.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Delightful Daisy Designer Paper was added along the side with a 1/8″ Calypso Coral Ribbon wrapped on top and secured in the back.
  • The large Stitched Shape circle was stamped with the greeting from Hug in a Mug in Tranquil Tide and the mug outline with Tranquil Tide, the mug inside is So Saffron and the chevron stripe and heart with Calypso Coral Inks.  The dots were stamped in the background with So Saffron Ink.  The circle was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Foil Snowflake was trimmed about 3/4 and then tucked under the circle.
  • A few Iridescent Sequins were glued on the circle.


OK…that’s it for me!  Go check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We all did something different!



Nov 23 2017

CCMC485 Hug in a Mug

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate in the US!  I have a house full of people for dinner…love it!  It was a little more challenging this year as we moved into our new home and it doesn’t have a formal dining room.  But…even though we are a little more spread out, it is still a wonderful time to gather and give thanks!  It is also my younger son’s birthday…Happy 32nd Birthday, Ross!


It’s also time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  A fun and bright color combination for you to try this week!



My card could be used for many different reasons.  Get well, or thinking of you!  I love the little Hug in a Mug stamp set…so many fun little pieces to pick and choose!



Here are the details:

  • Cut a 4-1/4 x 11 piece of Old Olive cardstock, score at 5-1/2 and fold to form base card.
  • Add a 1-1/4 strip of the Old Olive stripe in Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper to the left side of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Add a 1/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to hide the seam.
  • Stamp the bowl/mug with Memento Black in the lower right corner, add Bermuda Bay Ink for the inside.  Also add the little stripe with Memento Black Ink on top.  Stamp the steam in Old Olive Ink and the Heart with Berry Burst Ink over it.
  • The greeting is stamped with Berry Burst Ink and the little sparkles with Bermuda Bay Ink.
  • The spoon was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Smoky Slate and cut out, then popped up under the bowl/mug.

That’s it!!!  Super CAS design!  Make sure to go to our Create with Connie and Mary website to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week…lots of great inspiration!



Oct 24 2017

SUOC186 Hug in a Mug

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Something Sweet”. This could be images of candy, cupcakes, anything!  I decided to use a brand new set to me…Hug in a Mug!  Hot Chocolate is definitely sweet!  Here’s what I did!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake was stamped randomly with the small snowflake and dots images from Hug in a Mug in White Craft Ink for the background.
  • A 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Be Merry Designer Paper was added across the front.  Then a 1/8 strip o Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper on top of it.
  • A Stitched Shapes Oval was cut from Whisper White.
  • Towards the bottom of the oval, the “ground” was stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, the mug, candy cane and marshmallows were stamped with Memento Black ink and cut out.  The inside of the mug was stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink, the snowflake with Memento Black.  The candy cane colored with Cherry Cobbler Marker.
  • Wink of Stella was added to the marshmallows.
  • A small Pearl was added to the snowflake in the center and a few scattered in the background.
  • The mug was popped up on the oval and the oval popped up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the oval.


Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!