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 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 04 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Love is in the Air

We’re back for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop with the Design Team! Our theme this week is Love is in the Air!  With Valentine’s Day coming up, we all need a valentine for our special person, don’t we?  Well, at least in the US…I don’t think it is as recognized in our other markets as much!

 

I used the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog for my card today!  It gave it a more masculine look, I think.  Will probably give this to my husband!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 5 strip of Sending Love Designer Paper is added to the bottom.  Then the 1/8″ Real Red Sending Love Ribbon is added across the front and secured in the back.
  • The outline of the balloon was cut with the Up & Away Thinlit from Real Red cardstock, then adhered to Basic Black and cut around the edges.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Love Is in the Air from Lift Me Up stamp set is stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • The “postage” is cut from the Sending Love Designer Paper and adhered in the upper right corner.
  • The Sending Love Wood Heart Embellishment is added to the hot air balloon with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

 

I love it! OK…make sure to continue on around the Blog Hop to see all the Design Team creations! I can’t wait to get inspired! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary Website where you can find out more about our upcoming FEBRUARY MINI SESSION. Or you can go backwards to Melissa’s blog!

 

 

 

 

 

Our FEBRUARY 2017 Mini Session will be STARTING SOON with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!

  • 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.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

 

Feb 2017 Collage

Items we are using in February Mini Session:

Window Box Thinlits
Balloon Adventures Bundle
High Tide
Any Occasions (SAB)
Basket Bunch Bundle

Sign up over at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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