Aug 02 2016

SUOC144 Birds and Blooms

The new challenge over on SUO Challenges is Delightful Dies.  Well, there are SO many great new Dies in the annual catalog that it is very hard to just choose one!  I went with my newest favorite, Birds & Blooms!  The Framelits have two birds that frame the stamped image, but they also have three dies that are silhouette shaped!  Love them!  I chose some soft neutral colors for my card!

 

Birds & Blooms Thinlets

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is embossed with the Seaside Folder going horizontally.
  • The 3-1/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White is stamped in the upper left and lower right corners with the crosshatch image from Best Birds stamp set and Soft Sky Ink.  The speckle stamp from Gorgeous Grunge is stamped in the same corners with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The Whisper White layer is layered on a 3-1/2 x 4 piece of Early Espresso cardstock
  • A strip of Burlap Ribbon is stapled to the front for the “branch” the bird rests on.  Then the layered attached to the base card.
  • The silhouette bird is cut with the Framelit from Early Espresso cardstock and attached to the front.
  • Some gold sequins are adhered randomly on the front.
  • The greeting from Best Birds is stamped with Early Espresso ink in the upper left corner.

OK…go check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges!  Some fabulous cards!

 

 

 

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Mar 17 2016

CCMC398 What I Love

Hello all!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  First…can I get you to say a little prayer for my son…he’s having surgery today due to a sports injury…and will be laid up for about 4-5 weeks!  With a 17 month old and a new baby on the way, things will be crazy, I’m sure!  I’ll be helping out as much as I can.

 

But, it’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a pretty color combination and, of course, perfect for flowers, so that’s the direction I went!  Some really awesome cards this week from our Challenge Team, so make sure to check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Here’s my card.  I don’t know why, but I feel like my Watermelon Wonder Ink is more red than dark pink!  Oh well!

 

CCMC398 What I Love
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I started by stamping the flourish in Timeless Textures twice with Soft Suede Ink.  Then I added leaves from What I Love (a FREE SAB set) with Mossy Meadow Ink, and some splatters in Timeless Textures with Watermelon Wonder Ink.  This layer is added to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The full inside image of the flower is stamped twice with Watermelon Wonder Ink on scrap Whisper White, then Soft Suede added with the outline image, they were hand-cut out and placed over the background images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Several small pearls were added in a cluster for each flower.
  • Thank You from What I Love was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink close to the images.

 

That’s it!  A CAS design!  I love it!

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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!

Sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you designed by Mary Brown!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 


Aug 13 2015

CCMC368 Wild About Flowers

I love the bright colors in this week’s Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!  Of course, with Tangerine Tango and Cucumber Crush, I immediately thought “flowers”!  lol!

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But first, our new AUGUST MINI SESSION will open on August 19, don’t miss out!  Here are a few details!

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  • Our mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • BONUS:  Every month in the weeks following the release, Connie and Mary will each do two additional cards to make a Bonus Card Set project for you!  Make sure to check back with us!

Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

August Mini session is available on August 19 (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
Cost is only $8.95 US
Sets used for this collection

    • Wild About Flowers
    • From Land to Sea
    • Build a Birthday
    • Gift from the Garden
    • Build a Banner Kit (with a non-banner idea!)
    • BONUS:  Howl-o-ween Treat

Here’s a little teaser for our August Collection…

August 2015 collage

So…what are you waiting for?  Join today!

 

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AUGUST 2015 MINI SESSION

$8.95 US

  We now use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your password! Thank you!

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 And here’s my card for the color challenge:

CCMC368 Wild About Flowers
I kept it crisp and clean by using a lot of white space!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pacific Point, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Brick Embossing folder.
  • Across the center is a 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Brights Collection Designer Paper Stack.
  • A Lots of Labels Framelit was cut from scrap Whisper White, and the flower stems were stamped with Cucumber Crush ink and the tops with Tangerine Tango.  At the bottom, the Pacific Point button was tied with White Baker’s Twine in a bow, then added with a Mini Glue Dot.  The Label was placed on the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • You’re In My Thoughts from A Dozen Thoughts was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a 1/2″ x 4 strip of Tangerine Tango, then adhered over the top of the label.  Love the pop of color it provides!

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!  Oh…and don’t forget to sign up for our NEXT August Mini Session!


Jul 30 2015

CCMC356 Kind Koala

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It’s a color challenge this week, grab your stamps and ink pads and play along!

 

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I was running behind this week in creating my card and when I saw a preview of what the rest of the Challenge Team was doing, I noticed that most of them used flowers.  So, I was on a mission to NOT use flowers on my card.  But…you know…flowers are my FAVORITE, right?  So…I pulled out a stamp that has only seen love a couple times, Kind Koala.  I need to send a “thinking of you” card so it was perfect to use.

 

CCMC366 Kind Koala
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Perfect Plum, folded in half.
  • The next layer is 4 x 5-1/4 Sahara Sand, embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing folder.
  • I cut a 1-1/2 x 5 piece of Mint Macaron striped In Colors Collection Designer Paper and added it to a 4 x 5 piece of Whisper White, then I cut it with the Lots of Labels framelit, making sure to leave enough room for my image.
  • I stamped the Kind Koala with Black Stazon Ink, then colored with Sahara Sand and Perfect Plum Markers.  I took a Blender Pen and smoothed out the lines made by the marker.
  • In the center of the flower, I placed a Perfect White Accent.
  • I cut a small piece of Mint Macaron Lace Ribbon, tied a knot and added it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

I like…how about you?  I hope my friend likes it, too!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Did you know?   Our July 2015 Mini Session premiered this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  All 5 tutorials are available to download as soon as you subscribe!  For only $8.95 US, it’s a bargain.  Here are a few more details:

Need some ideas for new sets?  What some exclusive ideas that are not posted public?  Check out the new Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

July CollageA mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  Here’s what we did for July!

All this for only $8.95!  Projects will be available July 26th (and you can refer back up to a year!) and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!