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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Apr 30 2015

CCMC353 Painted Petals

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge from our fabulous Challenge Team!  Grab your stamps and play along!  Just upload your photo over on Create with Connie and Mary!

CCMC353

And here is my card using the pretty flower set, Painted Petals.

 

CCMC353 Painted Petals

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • There are three 1/2 x 5-1/2 strips of Blackberry Bliss Backgrounds Designer Paper (In Colors) placed on front.
  • On the 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White, the stems were stamped with Old Olive and the blossoms with Blackberry Bliss ink.  It was layered on 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Old Olive.
  • Across the bottom, the lines image was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Thank You with Memento Black ink, both also from Painted Petals stamp set.
  • A bow of Daffodil Bakers twine was tied and added to the stems with a Mini Glue Dot.

SUPER simple to make, but I love the CAS design of this sketch!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Painted Petals

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Old Olive

Accessories:  In Color Backgrounds DSP, Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine

 

 

 

 


Oct 30 2014

CCMC327 Beauty of the Season

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  This time it is a FUN sketch, I loved using it to create my card!

 

CCMC327

Here’s what I did.  The cardinal in this Beauty of the Season is so large, I cut it down a little by using the Oval Framelit.

 

 

CCMC327 Beauty of the Season

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Soft Sky.
  • A diagonal piece of Nordic Noel Designer Paper was layered on top.
  • Next a 1″ strip of the stripe from Nordic Noel DSP was placed horizontally across the front.
  • The Beauty of the Season cardinal image was stamped with Tuxedo Black and Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Blendabilities were used to color him in.
  • He was cut out with the Oval Framelit and the Oval edges were sponged with Soft Sky Ink.  The oval was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To finish it off, the greeting from Good Greetings Hostess Set was stamped with Real Red on a strip of Whisper White and cut on an angle.
  • The Real Red Woven Ribbon was tied with Linen Thread and placed on the front with Mini Glue Dots.  Three pearls were colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and placed above the angled cut DSP.

 

I love how this turned out!  Make sure you check out the rest of the Challenge Team and their ideas for this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do!

 

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Oct 02 2014

CCMC323 White Christmas

“I’m dreaming…of a White Christmas”…well, no…definitely NOT me.  But this Stampin’ Up! set would really put you in the mood, wouldn’t it?  I must admit.  I bought this set, then stared at it for a month.  Just didn’t know what to do with it!  But, I pulled it out to see if I could get some inspiration.  Today’s Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge seemed like a perfect time to use it!

CCMC323

And here is my card.  Don’t you love the diagonal panel on the front?  Gives it a touch of whimsey!  I also let the All Is Calm Designer Paper do most of the work!

 

CCMC323 White Christmas

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • Ii cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Smoky Slate Printed DSP in the All Is Calm package, then tilted it slightly on the front and cut off the excess at the sides and top.
  • I also cut banners of DSP at 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 and 1/2 x 4, cut a flag end and added them to the front.
  • I stamped a single tree and cardinal from White Christmas stamp set with Black Stazon on Whisper White, then used Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Real Red Markers to color.
  • I stamped the snow flurries image and Soft Sky ink in the sky several times.  I cut it with the Circle Framelit and then layered it on Smoky Slate cardstock.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For some bling, I used a trio of the Frosted Sequins.
  • I stamped the greeting from White Christmas with Black Stazon in the lower right corner.

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!

 

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Mar 22 2012

Raining Flowers

We have a wonderful sketch for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  Super easy, so grab your stamps and play along!  We show it square, but you can convert it to rectangle shape like I did!

 

 

I've had this set, Raining Flowers, since Convention last year and hadn't used or even mounted it.  I really don't know WHY…it is a pretty set and was very easy to use!

 

 

When coming up with a color scheme, I used one of my favorites…navy and pink…using two different shades of pink!  The base of the card is Night of Navy.  I layered on Whisper White.  I used the Night of Navy Patterns polka dot Designer Paper and added the Dotted Scallop Border Trim in Regal Rose along both edges.  I wrapped some Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon around and tied a knot.

 

The larger flower image in Raining Flowers was stamped in Rose Red on Whisper White and cut out.  I stamped the smaller center flower in Regal Rose and cut out.  I added a Navy button with White Bakers Twine tied in the center.  The leaves are Pear Pizzazz cut out, too.  Everything was placed with Stampin' Dimensionals on a 2 1/2" Circle Punch of Night of Navy…and that was popped up with dimensionals, too.  Finally, I added three pearls along the edge of the circle and the Happy Birthday Wishes greeting from Petite Pairs in Night of Navy and cut in a flag edge.

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some wonderful ideas using this sketch.  Then come play along…we love to see your creations!


Dec 29 2011

CCMC182 – Tea Shoppe

Yeah!  It is Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  This time a FUN sketch for you to try!  Remember, this is the last week to play along and be entered into the drawing for a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary's Occasion Edition 2012.  And…speaking of…did you see our NEW LOOK?  Isn't that FUN!!!  Thanks for Michelle Laycock for giving us our new window dressing!  lol!  It's also the start of our EARLY BIRD PRICING…so, don't delay and miss out on the $5 savings off our regular $34.95 US price!

 

 

I decided to use one of the new stamp sets in the Occasions Mini…Tea Shoppe!  I love this trio of cups!

 

 

I chose my colors from the Domestic Goddess Designer Paper…I hadn't used that paper much.  The base of the card is Pool Party cardstock.  I cut a piece of the Pool Party checked pattern that had the Daffodil Delight Ric Rak along the edge and placed it along the left side.  I added a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Impressions Folder across the top.  I also added another piece of Pool Party cardstock, run thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder…I like the contrast of the two embossed portions.  To hide the seam I added a strip pennant of Whisper White stamped with the trio of teacups that I inked with Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers.

 

I added the little Flower Fushion flower of Pool Party with a Daffodil Delight Flower Brad inside (oh…I just noticed that my Rhinestone Jewel fell off the center!  oh well!)  I stamped the greeting in Tea Shoppe with Basic Black and punched with the Curly Label Punch, then tucked it above the Whisper White pennant.

 

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team did this week with the sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  While you are there, be sure to sign up for the Occasions Edition 2012 while we are offering the special savings of $5 off!


Jun 16 2011

CCMC155 – Recess

It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a FUN sketch for you to try…love the background elements in this one!  I''m anxious to see what you come up with, so grab your stamps and play along!  Upload your creation over on Create with Connie and Mary.  We announce the Top 3 Picks every Wednesday…so check back to see if your card was selected!

 

 

And here is my card!  I love this Celebration Designer Paper (I think I've said that once or twice before!) and the colors are so fun for a kids birthday or encouragement card.

 

 

I started with a base of Real Red and layered on Bashful Blue that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I cut half of the Top Note lengthwise out of the Celebrations DSP and placed it on the right side.  I stamped the girl sliding from Stampin' Up!'s Recess stamp set with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored her with Stampin' Write Markers…like her polka dot shorts?  lol!  I punched with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch and then layered it on the 2 1/2 Circle Punch of Pacific Point cardstock.  I wrapped some Red Satin Ribbon around and tied a knot.  I added a banner that is stamped with Way To Go from the same stamp set. and used the retiring Photo Corner Punch to notch out the end.  I thought it needed something up in the upper left corner, so I used a couple Real Red Mini Brads.

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did this week.  We have a NEW designer joining us for our Thursday Challenges…we want to welcome Nance Leedy to our design team!


Feb 19 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Challenge

It's Saturday and on Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition, we have another sketch challenge for our subscribers!  It is a FUN one this week!  It's not too late to join!  You will still have access to all the projects we've done so far…plus the ones that we will still do!  We've had some AWESOME projects for you to use in classes or stamp camps.  Or..customer to make for themselves or gifts!  Our projects stay up for almost a year after the session is over so you can refer back to them!  Check out how to subscribe on Create with Connie and Mary…or click on the PayPal button along the right side of my blog!

This week Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition has been featuring the products in the Botanical Gazette Suite, plus Plane & Simple!  Well, I guess I didn't get the memo to use Nature Walk…cause each of the other Designers did!  But…that's ok…mine stands out, right?  lol!

 

 

This color combination came from the Color Coach!  I'm really loving that little tool…gets me out of my "box" of using colors!  I started with a base of Riding Hood Red and layered on Baja Breeze that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I added a strip of Pumpkin Pie and then a piece of Love Letter Designer Paper.  I wrapped the 1 1/4 Night of Navy Strip Ribbon from the back of the Pumpkin Pie, then tied a knot at the end with Linen Thread.  I did secure it with a Stampin' Dimensional so it didn't move around.

 

Finally I stamped the Argyle pattern from Stampin' Up!'s Plane & Simple stamp set in Pumpkin Pie for the "runway".  I stamped the plane in Baja Breeze on scrap Very Vanilla and cut it out.  It is popped up with Stampin'  Dimensionals on the front of the Very Vanilla panel.  Last, I stamped Happy Father's Day from Plane & Simple in Night of Navy Classic Ink.

 

I think this set makes wonderful masculine cards!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition Design Team did this week!  They did a FABULOUS job!


Nov 04 2010

CCMC123 Merry Crittermas

Today is the Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We've started a new round of Challenge Team Members and have a couple NEW faces for you and I KNOW you will enjoy their work!  So, here is the sketch we are using this week!

 

 

When I first saw the Merry Crittermas set, I was so-so about it…but…since I have it and have been watercoloring the little critters, I am having SO much fun!  Their little faces are SO sweet!  Here is the card I made using the sketch!

 

 

I started by selecting the little kitty from the set and watercolored her with Stampin' Write Markers the same as my own kitty, Bleach!  She is Basic Gray with spots of Crumb Cake "bleach" marks…that's how she got her name!  I layered the Whisper White on Garden Green.  I used a piece of the glitter stripe pattern from Candy Cane Christmas Designer paper and placed it on a layer of Blushing Bride that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder.  The base of the card is Baja Breeze.

 

I added a strip of Real Red Satin Ribbon across the front and two In Color Glimmer Brads in Blushing Bride color.  The greeting from Merry Crittermas was stamped with Basic Black on Whisper White and punched with the Small Oval punch, then layered on Baja Breeze cardstock.  Up in the right corner I added three large Rhinestone Jewels.  Oh…and I added the cute little bird from Merry Crittermas next to my singing kitty cat!  I think it turned out CUTE using some non-traditional colors!

 

Again, make sure to check out what the other Challenge Team Members did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do with the sketch!  Make sure to label it CCMC123 and mention Create with Connie and Mary in your post!

 

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Sep 16 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge

Today's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is another sketch!  Yeah!  It went together really quickly!  I'm switching gears a little going from Halloween to Christmas.  This sketch just seemed to be calling out for Stampin' Up!'s "A Cute Christmas" set in the Holiday Mini!   Make sure to check out to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the sketch, then create your own and upload it over on the Create website!  Make sure to use CCMC116  in your post.  We love to see your creations!

 

 

 

And here is my "A Cute Christmas" card!  Lots of dots going on here!

 

 

This new Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Paper is going to be a FAVORITE of mine, I can tell!  It has new and updated colors for Christmas AND it glitters!  I think Christmas is ALL about the glitter!  (And you knew it was probably Mary and my favorite because we have it on the Create with Connie and Julie website, right???)

 

Anyway, back to the card.  I started with a base of Poppy Parade and layered on Whisper White.  Then I added Baja Breeze that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I took my color scheme from the Glitter Dot Designer paper on the right side and layered that on Poppy Parade.  Then I stamped the mitten image from A Cute Christmas in Basic Black and colored it with Baja Breeze and Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Markers.  One of the mittens has a beautiful Rhinestone Jewel on it for some added sparkle. 

 

I wanted to do something a little different for the ribbon treatment, so I used the Dotted Ribbon Punch and did some stitch sewing with the Linen Thread to make Xs in the holes.  I stamped the greeting on Whisper White, then punched with the Small Oval and layered on the Baja Breeze Large Oval and finally the Scallop Oval in Poppy Parade.  I punched out three of the dots from the Designer Paper and added them for "faux brads" on top of the stamped image with Mini Glue Dots!  I think it made a FUN card! 

 

Again, check out what the other Challenge Team Designers on Create with Connie and Mary did this week!  I'm sure they are FABULOUS!  And…don't forget…Early Bird Special price of $34.95 going on now!  Save $5 off the regular price!