Dec 23 2016

Snow Friends & Tin of Tags

Merry Christmas!

 

Here’s my Christmas card for this year, I made about 60 of them!  Again, I went with a Crumb Cake and Real Red combination…it just goes so well with the white Snowman!  And I always do a snowman or snowflake theme every year!  I wanted a more modern, stylized snowman look for my card this year and I think I accomplished that!  I had about 4 versions before I settled on this one.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Stamp the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock with the greeting from Tin of Tags with Real Red Ink, and then emboss with the Snow Flurry Embossing Folder.
  • Cut a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half lengthwise with a curvy pattern so you get two pieces approx 3/4 x 4.  Adhere one to the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Cut the Snow Friends Framelit from Whisper White, the hat from Basic Black and adhere to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Punch the heart with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from Red Glimmer Paper and adhere on snowman.
  • Cut a 1/8″ strip of Red Glimmer Paper, add to hat and trim off excess.

 

I love how this turned out!  You can duplicate this card by purchasing the Stampin’ Up! products at my online store…just click on the photos below!  Thanks!

 

 

 

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Dec 12 2016

Oh So Succulent & BLOG CANDY!

Hurray!  I’ve finally had a chance to use my new preorder products.  With my dad having quadruple bypass surgery unexpectedly last week, I have been back and forth to the hospital.

 

But…today I get to share a card I made with the awesome new set, Oh So Succulent and matching Succulent Framelits!  It is also my turn to offer the Create with Connie and Mary HOLIDAY BLOG CANDY.  Just LEAVE A COMMENT TODAY (Monday, 12/12) here on  my blog and you will be entered into a drawing for my Blog Candy – a free subscription to Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Edition featuring projects using products in the OCCASIONS and SALE-A-BRATIONS catalogs!  Isn’t that exciting?

 

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Here are the details…

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded to form base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Succulent Garden Designer Paper was placed along the bottom.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip of Garden Green cardstock was placed across to hide the seam.
  • A piece of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon was added over the strip and adhered to the back to secure.
  • The succulents from Oh So Succulent Stamp Set were stamped with Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Sweet Sugarplum Inks on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Succulents Framelits.  They were added to the top of the Whisper White layer.
  • The greeting from Oh So Succulents was stamped with Garden Green Ink under the succulents.
  • Some Gold Sequins were added to the front for a little bling!

 

Our DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION just started with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

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Items we will be using in December Mini Session:

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats

 

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

 

AND, don’t forget to leave me comment today, December 12th to be entered into my drawing for a FREE subscription to the Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Session.

 

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Dec 06 2016

Merry Mice

This is my second post today…make sure to check out the other one for the SUO Challenge today!

 

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Woohoo!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary today…someone is offering BLOG CANDY!  It’s a FREE subscription to our December Mini Session.  You can win just by leaving a comment on her blog today!  Don’t worry, if you have already subscribed, we’ll apply your win to our January session!  Remember to sign up NOW for our December session…we are featuring products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogs and open in less than a week!

 

For my card today, I combined a LITTLE sneak peek of a product in the Occasions Catalog with the cute stamp set, Merry Mice!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Stack.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of Pacific Point, stamped with the greeting in Merry Mice with Black Stazon Ink.
  • Along the bottom of that is a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper…love how it sparkles!
  • The mouse is stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with the AquaPainter and NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!  They are REALLY nice and smooth to use!  Love them!
  • The Oval was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit (largest one).  It is placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Want more ideas for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products?  Our December Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session will give you LOTS of new ideas!  Check out the details at Create with Connie and Mary.  And remember…find out who is offering the BLOG CANDY FREE SUBSCRIPTION today!

 


Dec 03 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Inspired by a Christmas Song

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But, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! This week’s theme is “Inspired by a Christmas Song”!  This was such a FUN theme!  I could think of a dozen different ways to go.  Ended up with my card that could be two different songs…Joy to the World…or Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  Both are favorite songs of mine!  Plus, I thought the sheet music designer paper pattern in This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper worked perfectly!  (I wonder how many of us used the same print?)  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of the sheet music from This Christmas Specialty DSP.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of a coordinating print in This Christmas Specialty DSP.
  • A large oval was cut from the green plaid design in…yup…This Christmas DSP, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The angel from Wonder of Christmas was stamped with Black Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and watercolored with the AquaPainter and Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride Ink Pads.  She was hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The wings were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Several small stars were punched from Gold Glimmer Paper from the Sprinkles Punch and added randomly on the front.

wi15badgeSo usually I don’t go for mixing a lot of DSP patterns…but in this case I do think it works!  What do you think?

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team to see what Christmas Song inspired them this week!  Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about our December Mini Session that will be starting soon.  We’re featuring products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogs!

 

 

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Nov 26 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Homespun Christmas

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Ahhh, Thanksgiving is over!  We had a housefull…12 adults and 2 babies…but what a blast!  LOTS of great food and thankful that everyone pitches in and brings something!  Here’s a cute picture of two of the grands, my youngest son’s kids.  Wish it turned out a little better and not so grainy.  My brother and I are about the same age apart as Quinn and Brody are…and I’m sure I remember a similar picture of the two of us together with me almost strangling him around the neck, too!  lol!

 

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But, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is “Homespun Christmas”.  I love the traditional look of pines and pine cones, so that is what I chose to represent my homespun Christmas.  The plaids in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Pack work perfectly!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • A 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper selected, then a 1-1/4 piece cut off one end and flipped to the reverse side, then adhered to the front of the Whisper White cardstock.
  • Gold Bakers Twine was wrapped around 3 times to hide the seam.
  • The label from Christmas Pines was stamped with Cherry Cobbler on Crumb Cake cardstock and the Christmas Blessings greeting with Chocolate Chip inside, then hand-cut.
  • The pine branches were cut from Old Olive cardstock, the mistletoe from Whisper White and the pine cones from Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip cardstocks and adhered together on the front.
  • A bow was cut from Gold Glimmer Paper and added to the top of the pine cones.

 

What do you think?  Did I fulfill the Homespun challenge?  OK…next up is Mary Brown, go check out what she did with the challenge this week!

 

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Nov 24 2016

CCMC434 Wonder of Christmas

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

I told you last week that I used last week’s sketch for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!  Isn’t it fun how different it actually looks?

 

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Here’s what I did using Stampin’ Up!’s Wonder of Christmas stamp set!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper was added across the front.
  • On the 3 x 3-1/4 Whisper White, a coordinating 1 x 3 piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP was added to the bottom, plus a small 1/8″ x 3 piece of Gold Glimmer Paper.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The angel from Wonder of Christmas was stamped with Black Stazon, then colored with Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake Markers with a Blender Pen.  A little bit of Blushing Bride colored her face, hands and feet.
  • Over top of the dress, the Gold Wink of Stella was added…so pretty and sparkly!  Then the Clear Wink of Stella was added to the wings.  The angel was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few stars from the Star Border Punch were punched from Gold Glimmer Paper and added to the background.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s creations over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  So fabulous ideas!

 

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Nov 22 2016

SUOC162 Merry Mice

The theme this week on SUO Challenges is Holiday Cuteness!  Well, there certainly is a LOT of Holiday Cuteness going around in the Holiday Catalog!  Made it hard to choose what set I wanted to use!  But, I just did get the Merry Mice Stamp Set with some host rewards, so pulled it out again to use it on this week’s challenge!  Instead of using the trio of mice, I stamped them and cut each one out individually and colored them.  You’ll be seeing each of them over the next few days!  This set is really SO much cuter in person than in the catalog!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The top portion of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Mint Macaron is embossed with the Holly folder.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper is placed across the front, then a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Red Glimmer Paper was added on top.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the DSP.
  • The trio of mice were stamped with Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White, then cut out separately.  I colored this one with Emerald Envy, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate Markers and Blender Pen, then carefully cut around him.
  • I added him to the Stitched Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added some Red Thread in loops behind the circle, then placed it on the front of the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I did color a little bit of the ground with Smoky Slate for his shadow.

 

That’s it for my Holiday Cuteness!  Check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the challenge over on SUO Challenges!

 

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Nov 19 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Non-Traditional Colors

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This week’s Saturday Blog Hop over on Create with Connie and Mary features non-traditional Christmas colors!  Any more, though, anything goes and there is so much variety!  So, I had a hard time thinking of something that was really “non-traditional”!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo, scored at 5-1/2 and folded to make the base card.
  • Merry Medley Background stamp was inked with Smoky Slate, then stamped on the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate.  White Craft Ink was sponged along the edges to soften it a little.
  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of Flirty Flamingo Designer Paper was added across the front.
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • The snowflake from Tin of Tags was stamped with White Craft Ink on Flirty Flamingo, then embossed with White Embossing Powder and punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • The punches were adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Large Rhinestone was added to the center and a few scattered in the background for a little bling!

 

OK…next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our November 2016 Mini Session that opened last week! PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that! Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs! WOOHOO!

 

 

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Nov 17 2016

CCMC433 Santa’s Sleigh

It’s Thursday and time for another challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I love the sketch challenges and this is a sketch I will (and have) use a lot!  In fact, I used it for next week’s color challenge, too.  But it looks totally different with another stamp set and DSP!

 

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Here’s my card…love that reindeer!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP was cut into a flag shape on one edge and added to the front.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was placed across the center of it.
  • A 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of coordinating Warmth & Cheer DSP was added to the bottom of a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White.  Some Gold Baker’s Twine is wrapped around three times to hide the seam.
  • Peace from Holly Jolly Greetings was stamped with Cherry Cobbler above the DSP.
  • The Reindeer from Santa’s Sleigh was stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and cut with the Framelits.  The wreath was stamped with Garden Green on Whisper White and cut with the Framelits.  The bow was stamped with Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the Framelits, then clear Wink Of Stella added on top.
  • The wreath was cut and adhered behind the neck of the reindeer, and then it was popped up on the front of the card.
  • Several stars from Santa’s Sleigh were stamped with Daffodil Delight in the background.

I love how festive this card looks!  OK…stop over at Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!

 

november-2016-collageAnd check  out our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our brand new November 2016 Mini Session that just opened! PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that! Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs! WOOHOO!

 

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

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Nov 16 2016

40% off Adhesive Sale!

Did you miss it last year? Here it is again!

40% off Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sale

This is a HUGE savings on adhesive!

It doesn’t go bad…and you always need it!

available only thru Connie Babbert

Wednesday, November 16th

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Monday, November 28th

Hostess Benefits Apply!

Yes, items other than adhesive can be added to your order.

Minimum purchase of 12 adhesives can be ANY combination.

EMAIL ME at iluvstamping@gmail.com

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Adhesive Snail new
Stampin’ Up!’s Snail (Tombow) adhesive is normally $4.50 per refill and is ON SALE for $2.70 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • 13.1 yards of double-sided adhesive
  • Great for cards, scrapbooks, or other art projects
  • Keeps fingers and art pieces free from messy glue
  • Permanent; creates a strong bond

(Holder case is available, normally $7.00, ON SALE for $4.20 each)

 

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Adhesive Strips
NEW!  Stampin’ Up! Foam Adhesive Strips are regularly $8.00 per package and are ON SALE for $4.80 each.  Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • Sheets of adhesive strips 1/8″ x 9″
  • 10 yards per package

 

 

 

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Adhesive Fine Tip Glue PenStampin’ Up!’s Fine Tip Glue Pen is normally $7.00 per container and is ON SALE for $4.20 each.  Tax & shipping are extra.
  • Perfect for small embellishments and glitter.
  • Cap includes pin to reduce clogging and prevent drying.

 

 

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Adhesive Tear and tapeStampin’ Up!’s Tear & Tape Adhesive is normally $7.00 per package and is ON SALE for $4.20 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
  • Double-sided with tearable paper backing.
  • 1/4″ wide, 27 yards
  • Perfect for holding boxes and 3D items
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 Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Glue Dots are normally $5.25 each and is ON SALE for $3.15 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • 300 per roll; each dot measures approximately 3/16? in diameter
  • Great for attaching embellishments; adheres to paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic, and more
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Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Dimensionals are normally $4.00 each and is ON SALE for $2.40 each. Tax and Shipping are extra.
  • 300 1/16″ double-sided, self-adhesive foam mounts
  • Use multiple Stampin’ Dimensionals for multilevel projects or added height
  • Great for layering
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Stampin’ Up!’s Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive is normally $4.00 each and ON SALE for $2.40 each. Tax & Shipping are extra.
  • Adhesive can be both permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied
  • Works great for adhering card stock or Designer Series paper to chipboard
  • Excellent for adhering Stampin’ Glitter to surfaces
  • Dual-tipped applicator for placing adhesive exactly where you want it.

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Fast Fuse RefillStampin’ Up!’s Fast Fuse Refill Adhesive is normally $7.50 each and ON SALE for $4.50 each. Tax & shipping are extra.
(Case holder is normally $10.00 each and ON SALE for $6.00 each)
  • New super-strength adhesive that bonds instantly and neatly.
  • Safe for memory preservation projects.
  • Refill offers 21.9 yards for a great value!
  • Acid free.

 

*Minimum purchase of 12 can be any combination of adhesives!
All payments must be received by November 29th at 6 PM Eastern so I have time to process and order before the end of the month.  Visa/MasterCard/Discover, Paypal, check or cash accepted. Paypal fees will be added if using this option. Offer good only thru Connie Babbert, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and is available for anyone to order. But, remember, it is only good when you EMAIL ME at iluvstamping@gmail.com…not thru any online, class or club order!
Tax and Shipping are extra, please include your tax rate and zip code with response. A confirmation email with your total due will be sent to you with my phone number to call with your credit card information or a Paypal invoice (fee extra).
This is a PERSONAL sale offered by Connie Babbert only.

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