Feb 04 2016

CCMC392 Timeless Textures

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the color combination this week, it is one of my favorites!  So, hope you grab your stamps and play along with us!



Well, this time of year, this color combination screams VALENTINE to me!  So…how could I resist?


CCMC392 Timeless Textures

And, since my Sweetheart punch was already out on my desk, I decided to use it on some Love Blossoms Designer Paper along with the fabulous Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  Love all the little elements in it.


  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, the Timeless Texture swirl was stamped twice with Crumb Cake Ink and some of the spatters added diagonally.
  • A 1 x 4 strip of Love Blossoms DSP goes across the front.
  • Two Sweetheart hearts were punched from the Love Blossoms DSP and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Love at First Sigh from Greatest Greetings was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the DSP.
  • I removed the bow from the paperclip in the Kit and added it to one heart with a Mini Glue Dot.  The second heart has one of the wood elements in the Kit, covered with the Clear Wink of Stella.
  • As a final touch, three enamel glitter dots from the Kit were added along the spatters.


Pretty CAS design…although all the little elements really make it, I think!  OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they did with this color combination!


Yes!  It’s almost time for the February Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  Here’s a sneak peek:

Feb 2016 collage

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


We know you are going to LOVE it!



Jan 19 2016

Jan 2016 Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013It’s time again for the Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is “Love is in the Air”…very appropriate for Valentine’s Day that is coming up soon!  You’ve probably just come from Wendy Weixler’s blog, her projects are darling, aren’t they?  Click at the bottom to continue around the tour…there are 11 stops this time.


I chose to use Love Blossoms Suite of products for my projects since they are definitely great colors for Valentine’s Day.  I’ve been wanting to do a little banner for my lamp shade.  The lamp sits on a table that is visible when my customers come down the stairs and I try to change out the tablescape each holiday.  Here’s a closeup.


Jan 2016 Bloomin' Love
 Jan 2016 Collage


Here it is draped on the lamp shade (sorry I can’t show you the entire Valentine tablescape…it is so cute, but it has some private class items on it!)


Jan 2016 Bloomin' Love Lamp
Some quick details:

  • The Thick Whisper White background on the banners is 2 x 4-1/4, punched with the Triple Banner Punch.  The Love Blossoms layer on top is 1-3/4 x 4, punched with the Triple Banner Punch, then adhered together with the White Baker’s Twine sandwiched between the two layers.
  • On three of the banners, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was punched with the Sweetheart Punch and the Little Letters Thinlet Dies “L, V, and E” were die-cut from Red Metallic Paper and adhered with Tombow Multipurpose Glue to the Glimmer Paper hearts.
  • On the fourth banner, a 3/4 x 3-3/4 strip of Glimmer Paper was punched with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered down the center.  The heart from Bloomin’ Love stamp set was stamped with Real Red on Blushing Bride cardstock and hand-cut.  Over top the Be Mine was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of the Garden Green banner and hand-cut.  It was placed on the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Plus, the letter “O” from the Red Metallic Paper was added on the banner.
  • Three of the larger outline flowers were stamped with Tuxedo Black on Real Red and three of the smaller outline flowers were stamped with Tuxedo Black on Blushing Bride.  The larger outline flower was also stamped twice more with Tuxedo Black on Garden Green and the petals cut to form leaves on three of the banners.
  • Small flowers were added to the larger flowers with Mini Glue Dots, and the leaves tucked under them.  Perfect White Accents were added to the center of the flowers.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella was added to all the petals for lots of shimmer!

That’s it for the banner!  The leftover piece of 2 x 3-1/2 Red Metallic Paper that I cut out the letters, I used for my card.


Jan 2016 Bloomin' Love card

  • The base card is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5-1/2 layer of Whisper White was added to the top.
  • A 2 x 3-3/4 strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was added on the left side.
  • The Red Metallic Love was adhered to a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Love Blossoms Designer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered to the cardfront.
  • The heart from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Real Red on Blushing Bride and hand-cut.
  • The large outline flower was stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and cut out, the small outline flower was stamped with Real Red on Blushing Bride and adhered together with a Perfect White Accent in the center.

Lots of shine and glimmer on here!


OK…next stop is the fabulous Cindy Elam!  You’ll love her projects, I’m sure!  Then just continue on around the tour!