Feb 23 2017

CCMC446 Tasty Trucks

It’s Thursday and time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It is a beautiful color combination this week!  Check it out!

 

And here’s my creation using the Sale-A-Bration set, Tasty Trucks:

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Rich Razzleberry cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Across the center is a 2 x 5-1/4 piece of Party Animal Designer Paper.  On top of that is a 1 x 4 piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock, cut with flag ends, then a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock across the center.
  • The greeting is stamped with Memento Black Ink on top of the DSP.
  • The truck from Tasty Trucks was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White and colored with an AquaPainter and the Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Markers.  A trio of cupcakes were colored in the window.  It was hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flags were stamped and colored, cut out and added to the top of the truck.
  • An In Color Emerald Envy Enamel Shape was added to the body of the truck.
  • A little bit of a cheat…Sahara Sand was added to the ground and the windows.

Ok, check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary, then add your challenge photo to the comments on our Facebook Page!  Come play along!

 

 

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Feb 19 2017

Control Freaks Feb 2017 Blog Hop

 

Yes!  It’s time for the Tour de Freaks!  The theme this month is “Celebrate”!  Glad it is such a broad theme this month.  You’ve probably just come from Melissa Stout’s blog...love her ideas!  And, don’t you love our new buttons?  Thanks to Lyssa Zwolanek for making them!  If you’ve arrived prior to the 20th, not all links may be operational yet.

 

Of course, my thoughts are birthdays are always reason to celebrate and I wanted to share my “glamorous” birthday projects using the Window Box Thinlit and making it into a purse shape!  The Silver Cardstock behind the cut-out opening just makes it SO elegant!

 

 

Here’s a closeup of the card:

 

 

  • The base of the card is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • At the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 4 piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Paper was added.
  • The Silver Metallic ribbon (SAB) hides the seam and is secured on the back.
  • Just the front of the box was cut from Basic Black cardstock, trimmed out, then added the Silver Cardstock backing to it.
  • The oval tag in the Thinlit set was scored and folded to make the clasp of the purse.
  • A Metal Rimmed Pearl was added to the clasp.
  • A loop of Silver Metallic Ribbon (SAB) was looped and secured in the back for the purse handle.
  • Happy Day from Perfectly Preserved was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper right corner.

 

 

  • The Window Box was formed per the directions and the clasp placed so that the box opens from the top.
  • The Silver Metallic Ribbon was adhered to a 1 x 9 piece of Whisper White cardstock for the handle to give it stability and adhered with Tear and Tape Adhesive to the box.

Here’s a photo of the box open and filled with a few treats!

 

 

OK…so don’t you think that set is pretty glamorous?  I know some girlfriends who would love to get this, don’t you?

 

Next up is the fabulous Wendy Weixler...I know you’ll love her ideas, too!  Then continue around until you view all the projects!

 

 

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Feb 18 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Up In the Air

 

Our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is “Up in the Air”!  Now…that could mean butterflies, dragonflies, birds, bugs.  I went with the Lift Me Up stamp set as a hot air balloon being up in the air.  I wonder what the rest of the Design Team will use!  We don’t see each others cards before the hop!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • A 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Sweet Treats Designer Paper in the Soft Sky grid pattern was added to the top of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Some Playful Palette Washi Tape was added along the seam and cut on an angle.
  • The hot air balloon from Lift Me Up was stamped with Emerald Envy Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored with Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum Markers and the AquaPainter.
  • Clear Wink of Stella was added over the Sweet Sugarplum Marker for a little sparkle.  It was cut with the Up & Away Thinlit Dies along with a couple of the clouds.
  • The greeting from Lift Me Up was stamped with Emerald Envy Ink.
  • A few In Color Enamel Shapes were added to the front under the greeting and one to the hot air balloon itself.

 

OK…make sure to check out our next stop at the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our February Mini Sessions that just opened…it’s not too late to join! Then continue on to Mary’s blog for inspiration or backwards to Melissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up for our February Mini Session…it’s not too late to join!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift! So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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Feb 16 2017

CCMC445 Moon Baby

This week on Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Challenge, we have a fun sketch!  Grab your stamps and play along, then upload to our Create Facebook page.  The link to our Facebook page is on the Create website!

Here’s what I did using a new set for me, Moon Baby!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pear Pizzazz cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • A 2 x 4-3/4 strip of Fruit Stand Designer Paper was placed along the right side.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Basic Black cardstock was placed across the front, then a 1 x 3 piece of Pear Pizzazz was cut with a flag end and stamped with Hello Baby from the Moon Baby stamp set in Memento Black Ink.
  • A Stitched Shapes Oval was cut from Whisper White and stamped with the star in Daffodil Delight Ink a few times, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The baby an umbrella were stamped with Memento Black Ink, colored with Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen, then cut out by hand and added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Isn’t that a sweet card for a new baby?  I love it!  OK…check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Team to see what they did with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…while you are there, it’s not too late to sign up for our February Mini Session!

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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Feb 14 2017

SUOC168 Avant Garden

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!!!  What a special day celebrated with LOVE!  But no, I didn’t go with a Valentine’s Day card today.  The SUO Challenge for this week is FUN with Sale-A-Bration items!  I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Avant Garden, for my Design Team card this week, but used it in a little different way!  I was inspired by a card I saw from Amanda Bates.

 

 

Here are the details for my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of By the Shore Designer Paper has some Cucumber Crush Striped Ribbon wrapped across the front and secured in the back.
  • The 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 Garden Green cardstock layer is tucked under the ribbon on the front.
  • On the 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 Very Vanilla, stamp the stems and ground (leaf) with Chocolate Chip ink.  Stamp the palm tree leaves with the floral image in Garden Green Ink on top of the stems.
  • Stamp the sand with the speckle image and Crumb Cake ink several times across the bottom.
  • Sponge Soft Sky ink around the three sides and over and around the palm trees for the sky/water.
  • The greeting from Avant Garden is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.

That’s it for my card.  Check out what the rest of the SUO Design Team did over on SUO Challenges with this Sale-A-Bration Fun challenge this time, then grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Feb 11 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Red, White & one color

 

Our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is “Red, White, and one other color” combination!  I first thought I’d do a Valentine…but I pretty much have those finished.  So, I went with a happy flower instead!  Can you tell what stamp set I used?  I’m feeling under the weather with a BAD cold, so this came together quick and easy!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The Pear Pizzazz balloon string was stamped for the stem of the flower on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Sending Love Designer Paper was added to the bottom of that layer, too.
  • Five of the polka dot balloon images were stamped with Real Red on Real Red cardstock, then punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (smaller balloon), then assembled around the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I slightly curled the edges of the flower petals.
  • A 1/2″ Circle was punched from Pear Pizzazz and inked with Wild Wasabi around the edges for the center of the flower.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two leaves were stamped with the striped balloons and punched with the smaller shaped balloon, then added to the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals, curling the leaves slightly.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Wild Wasabi above the Designer Paper.

 

See…told you it was pretty simple!  I think I’d like this flower in all different colors!  OK…make sure to check out our next stop at the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our February Mini Sessions that opens TODAY!  Then continue on to Mary’s blog for inspiration or backwards to Melissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon Adventures is one of the stamp sets we feature this month in the Create with Connie and Mary February 2017 Mini Session!  You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up…we opened TODAY!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 


Feb 09 2017

CCMC444 Lift Me Up

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a color challenge this week!  Remember, you can play along on our Facebook page!  Just add your link and/or photo there!

 

I pondered awhile on what set I wanted to use…then decided to pull out the Life Me Up Bundle to use.  I kept it kind of simple!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Dapper Denim cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was embossed on the left side only with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (I thought they sort of looked like balloons themselves!)  lol!
  •  3 x 4 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the Life Me Up greeting at the bottom with Dapper Denim Ink, then adhered to the 3-1/4 x 4 piece of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • The balloon outline was cut from Peekaboo Peach and the pieces behind alternating Dapper Denim and Crumb Cake cardstocks.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Whisper White clouds were cut and added to the front.

Like I mentioned, a pretty CAS design that I really like!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch this week!

 

 

 


Feb 08 2017

Balloon Adventures

Had two classes yesterday that featured the Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit dies!  Great to see some faces that have moved away come back and visit!  I tried to use every piece in the set and succeeded except for the little fold-over tag…I demoed it for them.

 

Here’s another idea for them to use with the Bundle they took home with them.  We did the little gift card holder in class (reversed colors because I discovered I was out of 12×12 Bermuda Bay)!  Then I created a matching card to post here!

 

 

Here are the details for the card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 So Saffron cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock with a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper on it.
  • The balloons from Balloon Adventures were stamped with Memento Black Ink on So Saffron cardstock and Pool Party Ink on Pool Party cardstock.  They were punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch along with a Basic Black cardstock one.
  • The strings were stamped with Memento Black ink.  The balloons added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The tag was cut from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits from So Saffron cardstock, stamped with the greeting in Balloon Adventures and added over the strings.
  • A Rhinestone jewels was added to the Basic Black balloon.

 

The Gift Card is basically the same, only with two balloons and a 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of DSP.  It was secured on the back with two circles and some Black Baker’s Twine.  I love the “Open Me Already” greeting from Balloon Adventures!

 

 

Balloon Adventures is one of the stamp sets we feature this month in the Create with Connie and Mary February 2017 Mini Session!  You can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website if you haven’t signed up…we’ll be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 


Feb 06 2017

Special Reason

If you follow my blog, I mentioned last week that several of the Challenge Team used the Special Reason Bundle on their cards.  I decided to make a second card from something different for the actual challenge, but here’s my the original Special Reason card I was going to post.  I love the soft and spring-like colors!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Flirty Flamingo, scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of In Color Patterns DSP was added across the front.
  • The larger flower from Special Reason stamp set was stamped with Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White and the smaller flower twice with Blushing Bride, the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  All were cut with the Stylish Stems Framelits.
  • The were added to the front of the card, and the greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

If you want to see the other cards made with this stamp set, you can visit our Create with Connie and Mary website to see the challenge for this week!  Then play along!  And…if you haven’t signed up for our February Mini Session, now is a great time…we’ll be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing:

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a Valentine Bonus Project that is also perfect for a wedding gift!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!


Feb 02 2017

CCMC443 Dragonfly Dreams

It’s funny how “great minds” think alike!  With today’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, you’ll notice that several of our Challenge Team Members used the same stamp set!  In fact, I used it, too!  But, when I went to upload mine and saw their designs, I decided that I would make up another card using a different set.  It’s a COOL sketch, and I know you could come up with even more ideas with it!  Our website will give you information on how to play along on our Facebook page!

 

Here’s what I did using Dragonfly Dreams Bundle:

 

 

And here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pear Pizzazz cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Tasty Treats Designer Paper was temporarily placed across the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Before adhering the DSP, the speckle stamp from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped above and below the area with Pear Pizzazz Ink, then the DSP placed over it.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower left corner.
  • On a scrap piece of Shimmer White, use the AquaPainter and Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Makers to watercolor the background.  Stamp the dragonfly image over top when dry with Memento Black Ink.  Cut with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit and adhere on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add some Clear Wink of Stella over top the wings.

That’s it!  Check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s designs over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And check out our FEBRUARY MINI SESSION that will be coming soon!  (Remember, if you signed up for the Valentine Bonus, you are already signed up for February, too!)

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