Apr 11 2017

Helping Me Grow

This is my second post of the day…check out my blog HERE for the SUO Challenge I posted earlier today!

 

The retired list is out!!!!  And…select items are up to 50% off!  WOOHOO!  Make sure to make your selections and order quickly.  Accessories are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  Stamp sets are guaranteed (but not Framelits/Thinlets) available until May 22, then will be while supplies last, too!

 

Click below to go to my online store to order!

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One of the stamp sets that is retiring is Helping Me Grow!  I feel like I haven’t used this set in ages.  This card was made for a sweet person who placed an order so she could make her husband’s 70th birthday invitations!  How fun!  I mailed it off with her catalog today!

 

 

Here are the details.  I love the soft lavender colors!

 

  • 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 Sweet Sugarplum.
  • On top of that is a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White, stamped with Thanks at the bottom right in Memento Black Ink.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 4-1/4 strip of Succulent Garden Designer Paper.  (The Oh So Succulent Suite is retiring, too!)
  • The flowers were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, then watercolored with Sweet Sugarplum Marker and the AquaPainter.  While wet, the Sweet Sugarplum Marker was applied full strength and then Rich Razzeberry Marker for the centers to darken it even more.  Old Olive Marker was used for the stems.  It was hand-cut and then arranged on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Old Olive Baker’s Twine was tied in a bow around the middle stem.

 

Isn’t that sweet?  OK…today’s the day!  The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  Don’t miss out.  A couple of the tutorials are PERFECT for your retirement classes…and the others will still be available to use with the new catalog classes!

 

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 March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes! So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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Apr 04 2017

Blooms & Wishes

As the retirement list comes out later this month, I’m thinking of using my regular catalog sets more and more.  Need to give them some love since I’ve focused on the Occasions catalog for the past few months.  Here’s one I made a few months ago, but haven’t shared.  It was inspired by several cards I saw on Pinterest, and I love the Melon Mambo/black/white color with the pop of Tempting Turquoise I used here!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Along the left side of the 4 x 5-1/4 Whisper White cardstock layer, a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pop of Pink Designer Paper was added to a 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Melon Mambo cardstock, then added to the Whisper White.
  • The heart was cut from Melon Mambo and the word love from Basic Black with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and added to the front.
  • Two flowers from Blooms & Wishes were stamped with Tempting Turquoise Ink on Whisper White and two leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  They were hand-cut and added to the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The centers were made with the end of a pencil and Basic Black Ink.

 

So simple yet striking, I think!  Did you know we will be kicking off our new April Mini Session soon?  Here are the details!

 

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

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 March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

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Mar 28 2017

SUOC171 Basket Bunch

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “A Favorite April Theme”.  Wow…didn’t quite know where to go with this one, but figured since the daffodils are in full bloom around my neighborhood, I couldn’t go wrong with a bunch of them in a basket!  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Basket Bunch Bundle?  I can’t believe I almost didn’t buy it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Peekaboo Peach cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Across the Whisper White is a 3/4 x 4 strip of Affectionately Yours Designer Paper.  Under that is a strip of Playful Palette Washi Tape.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The basket details were cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock and the outline of the basket from Crumb Cake cardstock, then adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The one bow, three daffodil flowers, three stems and five leaves were stamped with Memento Black Ink, then colored with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers and cut with the Basket Builder Framelits. They were adhered to the inside of the basket.
  • Finally, a trio of the In Color Enamel Shapes were added to the front.

 

OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme!  I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

 

 

 

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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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