Jan 17 2017

SUOC166 Sealed with Love

 

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges (SUOC166) is Embossing…heat or dry!  I wanted to use my new Falling Petals Embossing Folder…the little hearts are perfect for a Valentine card, too!

 

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.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock, angled on the front.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Real Red cardstock is embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.
  • The FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon 3/8″ Metallic Silver is wrapped around at an angle and tied with a knot (I’m LOVING this ribbon!)
  • Love Note greeting is stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Love Notes Framelits.  The envelope Framelit is cut from Sending Love Designer Paper.  Both are adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The small heart Framelit was cut from Red Glimmer Paper and added to the Love Note.

 

Again…I’m into angles right now…love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Team to see what they did with the Embossing theme this week.  Then grab your products and play along!

 

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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

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Feb 06 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Love

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Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  We are getting ready to launch 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

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The theme this week on our Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop is Love is in the Air!  It’s that time of year!  While I could have used the traditional Valentine set in the Occasions Catalog, Bloomin’ Love…I thought I’d use another one of the sets that you may not think of for Valentine’s Day cards…Bear Hugs!

Bear Hugs 2

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 1 x 5-1/4 strip of Rose Red Hearts in the Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack was placed down the left side.
  • Across is a 2 x 3-1/4 coordinating pattern in Love Blossoms DSP.
  • A 2″ punched circle of Rose Red was placed over the DSP.
  • The small bear was stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White, then watercolored with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  It was cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits and popped up on the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three hearts were cut for the balloons from Crumb Cake, DSP and one stamped with Rose Red on Whisper White, then cut with the Framelits.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Strings were hand-drawn with a Early Espresso Marker.
  • The bow-tie was cut from DSP and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper…one for the bear’s head and one for the balloons!
  • Finally, an It’s My Party Enamel Dot was put in the center of the bow-tie on her head.

 

OK…that’s it for me…continue on around the blog by checking out the details of our February Mini Session on Create with Connie and Mary and sign up while you are there…then continue on around to Mary Brown’s blog to complete the blog hop (or go backwards to Melissa’s blog)!  Enjoy the “Love is in the Air” ideas!

 

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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!

 

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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:

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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 11 2016

Another Bear Hugs

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Today’s the day!!!  The Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Session is now open and you can see all the great projects this month!  It’s not too late to sign up…and take advantage of the special VALENTINE BONUS PROJECT when you sign up for both January AND February Mini Sessions!  See more details below!

 

I already shared the one Bear Hugs card I did for the Incentive Trip Achievers Swap last month.  If you missed it, you can see it HERE!  And, this is the one I did for the Control Freaks Swappers last month!  I love the colors in the It’s My Party Designer Paper Pack…you are going to get sick of me saying and using it!

 

Bear Hugs 2
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Melon Mambo, folded in half.
  • Along the left edge is a 1 x 5-1/2 strip of the confetti parttern in It’s My Party DSP Pack.
  • A 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White has a 1 x 4 piece of Mint Macaron cardstock torn and added to the bottom for the “ground” and a 1/4 x 4 strip of yellow stripe DSP from the same package added along the side.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The bear was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and colored with Crumb Cake Marker and AquaPainter.  He was cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits.
  • The Love you balloon was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Melon Mambo and cut with the heart shape framelit in Bear Hugs.  The bow was stamped with Basic Black on Crushed Curry and cut with the framelit.
  • Two more balloons were cut with the framelit, one with Crushed Curry Cardstock and one from the Mint Macaron print in the It’s My Party Paper Pack.  They were assembled at the top right corner of the Whisper White with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The strings were hand-drawn with a Basic Black Marker to the Bear’s paw.
  • Finally, a Rhinestone jewel was added to the Crushed Curry balloon!

Isn’t that a sweet card!  My grand-kids would love to get it, I’m sure!

 

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      • First Sight
      • Beautiful Ride

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  • Balloon Celebration
  • Party Wishes
  • Pyramid Pals

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Jan 27 2015

SUOC115 Snuggles and Smooches

It’s all about Valentine Wishes for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge this time!  Valentine’s Day will be here soon!  Here’s what I came up with using the special Stampin’ Up! set, Snuggles and Smooches…it’s not in the catalog, you need to see it in the online store.

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 Crumb Cake cardstock layer, the large and small flower swirls were stamped in the background with White Craft Ink.
  • LOVE was stamped with Real Red on a curved banner of Whisper White and a small swatch of Stacked with Love Designer Paper placed along the right side of the banner.
  • Black Bakers Twine was wrapped around the banner to hide the seam and tied with a bow, then popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The heart was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Real Red and punched with the Sweetheart Punch.  The two small hearts were stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and punched with the Small Heart Punch.  Both were popped up on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a little Rhinestone was added to the large heart.

Lots of fun on this card!  I loved how it turned out.  Now check out SUO Challenges to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the Valentine Wishes theme!

 


Jan 07 2015

Snuggles and Smooches

I was thrilled to see Stampin’ Up! come out with this new photopolymer stamp set, Snuggles and Smooches ($15.95 US)!  Too cute…makes me think of my grandkids cause I love their snuggles and smooches!  lol!  I grabbed it this morning and made up a couple cards real quick!

 

Snuggles and Smooches

Here’s one that I made…you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see the other one.  This one I had some scraps of Stacked with Love Paper Pack sitting on my desk from making Valentine Kits, so I thought I’d use a few of them up.

 

Snuggles and Smooches

The details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The Real Red layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • I added 3/4″ strips of Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack along the bottom.
  • Snuggles and Smooches was stamped with Calypso Coral and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch, then layered on the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch piece of Basic Black.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • LOVE was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink Pad on the left side.
  • I added a couple Rhinestone jewel accents and a punched Red Glimmer Heart for some bling!

Super easy and fun!  Oh, and I used an old Create with Connie and Mary sketch for my layout!

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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!

 

 


Dec 18 2014

CCMC334 Seasonably Scattered

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  It’s a beautiful color combination and perfect for Christmas!  However, as I mentioned, I’m getting a little tired of making Christmas cards, so I switched it up and made a Valentine card!

 

CCMC334

And here’s my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonally Scattered and an EASY layout!

 

CCMC334 Seasonally Scattered

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, folded in half.
  • I added a 3 1/4 x 5 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and cut a flag end.
  • On top is a 2 3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White, stamped with the LOVE image from Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  I wrapped Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon around the left side and tied a knot, then adhered with Liquid Monoadhesive Glue to the Glimmer Paper.
  • Finally, I punched three small hearts from Cherry Cobbler and placed them on the Whisper White cardstock.

Didn’t I say EASY!  Yep!  You could make a BUNCH of these!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with this color combination!

 

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www.createwithconnieandmary.comCreate with Connie and Mary is getting ready to launch our Valentine Special MINI Collection 2015 immediately after Christmas on December 26th!  That is so we give our demo subscribers plenty of time to set up their classes, but you don’t need to be a demo to join us!  Sign up TODAY at Create with Connie and Mary so you don’t miss out!

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  • A mini session featuring the You Plus Me and Hey, Valentine suite of stamps and accessories!
  • FOUR step-by-step pictorial project tutorials…two card set tutorials and two 3D projects!
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