Nov 16 2017

CCMC484 Seasonal Bells

Today we have a fun sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I finished my card up late and was so surprised that no one else had used snowflakes on their card!  It was what I first thought about when I saw the sketch!  So glad this turned out like it did in my head!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is the gold check pattern in Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper cut to 4 x 5-1/4.
  • All four corners of the 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock were rounded with the Corner Rounder and placed on top.
  • A 1-3/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Gold Metallic Paper was cut with a flag end and added on top of the Whisper White.
  • A 1 x 5 strip of Gold Glimmer Paper was added.
  • Three snowflakes were cut from Whisper White with the Seasonal Layers Framelits and added on top with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Gold Faceted Gems were added in the center of each snowflake.
  • The banner Happy Christmas was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and hand-cut, then added on top with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s creations over on Create with Connie and Mary…they are all so different!  AND…check out our November Mini Session that just opened!

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 14 2017

Labels to Love

While out shopping, I saw a beautiful winter white monochromatic wreath!  It was gorgeous!  I figured I could recreate a smaller version on paper and here’s what I came up with.  Can you tell what color the background is?  It really changed once ink was applied!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of CAJUN CRAZE was embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, then White Craft Ink was applied with the ink pad on top.
  • A 2″ circle was stamped with the greeting from Labels to Love in Cajun Craze Ink and added to the card.
  • The leaves were punched from Very Vanilla cardstock many times with the Leaf Punch.
  • The punched leaves were arranged around the circle and adhered with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Some 1/4″ circles were punched from Gold Glimmer paper and added to the wreath for berries.
  • The Gold Edge Very Vanilla Ribbon was tied in a bow and added to the side of the wreath with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

So…what do you think?  VERY elegant looking in person!

 

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 11 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Beauty of Fall

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Beauty of Fall” this week.  I think the Painted Autumn Designer Paper that Stampin’ Up! offered this year is just FULL of the beautiful fall colors!  I prefer to see the leaves with a touch of green still on them, along with the vibrant red, gold, orange and yellow colors.  I also like using our Large Letter Alphabet and omitting one of the letters in the word with an image like I did here.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Painted Autumn Designer Paper was placed across the bottom.
  • Some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon covers the seam and is adhered in the back.
  • The F-L-L letters were cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock and adhered on front.
  • The pumpkin (back) from Seasonal Chums was colored with Pumpkin Pie, Bronze and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, cut with the Seasonal Tags Thinlits, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So, very easy, but I love how it turned out! Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our November Mini Session that is NOW OPEN, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is opens TODAY! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 10 2017

Carols of Christmas

I made this card when I first received my Carols of Christmas order, but haven’t shown it here.  It was one of the “runner-up” ideas for my Stamp Club a couple months ago.  It was definitely inspired by something I saw online!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut with the Card Front Builder Dies.  Love how the base color peeks thru the edges!
  • The Gold Trim Ribbon was wrapped around the Very Vanilla, tied in a bow and added to the base card.
  • Two of the trees in the Card Front Builder Dies were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper and added to the left side.
  • The greeting from Carols of Christmas was stamped with Soft Suede ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the large Stitched Shape Circle.  It was adhered to the large Scallop circle in the Layering Circles framelits.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lots of elegance with the Red/Vanilla/Gold colors!

 

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session opens TOMORROW! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 09 2017

CCMC483 Christmas Quilt

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.  It’s a beautiful color combination this week!  I decided to use the Christmas Quilt Bundle on mine…because I love these colors for winter!

 

My original thought was to use snowflakes in the background.  But, I actually went with the flower that is in the stamp set!  So if you change out the greeting, it could actually be used for ANYTHING!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Powder Pink cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The front of the base card was stamped with Powder Pink Ink randomly using the flower image in Christmas Quilt.
  • A 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Pool Party cardstock was embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing folder, then I used the back side on my card.
  • A 1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Night of Navy cardstock was added across the Pool Party piece.
  • The quilt piece was cut from Night of Navy, Powder Pink and Pool Party cardstocks with the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies.  (I have multiple pieces left to make up more cards!)
  • I cut a 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of Whisper White for the base and used the Night of Navy frame, then added the Pool Party and Powder Pink pieces inside.
  • The flower was stamped with Powder Pink Ink on scrap Whisper White cardstock and cut with the Framelit and added to the center of the quilt with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Night of Navy gingham ribbon was tied in a knot and added to the center with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Peace was stamped with Night of Navy Ink on a 1/2 x 3 piece of Whisper White and tucked under the flower.

 

I love it!  Can’t wait to make up the remaining pieces I have into cards!  Stay tuned for more!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of our Challenge Team did with this color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

And…speaking of MORE!  Our Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session will open this weekend!  Don’t miss out!  A couple great craft show projects!

 

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 08 2017

You’re Priceless

My studio is finally finished at the new house and the cabinets are completely installed.  Well, to be honest, I still have a couple boxes sitting here to unload, but I have been working in it a few weeks now and am getting used to the layout and where I’ve put everything.  One thing I did was put my stamp set cases in drawers next to me.  One drawer holds all the current Annual Catalog stamp sets…and the one below holds the Holiday Catalog…along with the current embellishments.  Since the Holiday Catalog came out, I’ve been pretty much ignoring the Annual catalog.  My goal was to start using them again…along with the Designer Paper I’ve been hoarding.  I LOVE the gemstone paper in Naturally Eclectic…and finally cut into it for this card!  Of course, I had to get the You’re Priceless stamp set that went along with it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the gemstone image was stamped randomly with Soft Sky Ink across the top half.  Then a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Naturally Eclectic DSP was added to the bottom.
  • A piece of Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon hides the seam (and looks more like Tranquil Tide, don’t you think?)
  • The greeting from You’re Priceless was stamped with Night of Navy Ink on Soft Sky cardstock, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two gem backgrounds were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Inks, then on top with Night of Navy Ink for the outline image.  They were cut out by hand and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The gemstones were colored with a little Wink of Stella to make them shimmer!

 

This would be a fun and easy Make & Take to do!  I know exactly who I’m sending this to!  Know what else is FUN…the Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  It is full of card ideas, a home decor project and craft fair idea!  You’ll LOVE it.  We open on the 11th!  So don’t forget to sign up!

 

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 07 2017

SUOC187 Flourishing Phrases

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “and we Give Thanks”…any type of thank you card.  I have SO many blessings that they are hard to count!  I wanted to throw back to a stamp set I haven’t used in a while (since the new holiday catalog came out!), Flourishing Phrases.  I combined it with the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  SO much fun to color!  I’ve been on a quick and simple kick, too.  This one came together VERY quickly!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Calypso Coral cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, the flourish from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Memento Black Ink.  It was colored with the Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  • The greeting also from Flourishing Phrases and stamped in Memento Black Ink, too.
  • A bow was tied from Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

VERY simple, but the alcohol blending really makes the flourish pop!  Don’t forget 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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Nov 04 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Giving Thanks

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Giving Thanks” this week.  I’d like to celebrate all our members of the Create with Connie and Mary team.  Without you we would not have been a success over the years and we certainly give thanks to you all!

 

November normally is a month in the US to give thanks to our friends, our military, and especially our family.  You’ll see many posts this month about gratitude.  I know I’m thankful for my husband, who has taken care of me thru the long process of my knee replacement surgery recovery, and to those that provided meals and support.  Thankful for the doctors and my mom who cared for my dad during his scary quadruple heart by-pass surgery and recovery earlier this year.  Thankful for a safe trip over to Thailand for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip…and thankful for my downline and customers who got me there!  Thankful for Stampin’ Up! providing a job that I LOVE.  Thankful for my sons who provided us with wonderful grandchildren.  SOOO many blessing throughout this year.

 

I love the greeting in Label Me Pretty, “Thank you for caring”.  It can fit for SO many reasons.  I used it as the focus for my Giving Thanks card today.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock, a 3/4 x 4 band of Painted Autumn Designer Paper was placed cross the front.
  • Three leaves were cut from Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist and Cajun Craze with the Seasonal Layers Framelits and tucked under the DSP.
  • Thank you for caring was stamped with Garden Green Ink on Very Vanilla and punched with the 1-3/8 Circle Punch, then layered on the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch of Garden Green cardstock, then placed on the 1-3/4″ Circle punched from Pool Party cardstock.
  • Some Irridescent Sequins were scattered in the background.  I was surprised how well the pastel colors looked with these vibrant cardstock colors!

So, very easy, but I love how it turned out!  Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our November Mini Session that is COMING SOON, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 03 2017

Painted Harvest Sympathy

I need to replenish my sympathy card stash.  I went to mail one out and I’m completely out of them!  So, I made up this one very quick last night.  I do like the Pool Party textured background.  I think it highlights the yellow sunflower and makes it pop!  Now need to get this in the mail.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pool Party was embossed half way with the Layering Leaves Embossing Folder.
  • A 1 x 4 strip of Petal Garden Designer Paper was added across the bottom of the embossing.
  • With Sympathy from Rose Wonder was stamped with Early Espresso Ink under the DSP.
  • The flower from Painted Harvest was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, the center and dots with Early Espresso on Whisper White.  It was punched with the Starburst punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Always Artichoke cardstock was punched with the Leaf Punch and sponged with Always Artichoke ink.  It was tucked under the flower.

 

Very quick and simple, but I know it will be appreciated by our friends.

 

We are now taking signups for our fabulous Create with Connie and Mary November 2017 mini session that will be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek!

 

We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Don’t forget…get the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

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Nov 02 2017

CCMC482 Seasonal Lantern

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  I LOVE the sketch this week…my mind was going SO many different directions with it.  However, I just viewed the 3rd quarter update video from Sara Douglass at Stampin’ Up! and she named the top performers in sales from the Holiday Catalog so far (is anyone surprised it is Painted Harvest?)  And she mentioned that Seasonal Lantern needed some love!  I was so surprised!  I think the Lantern idea was SO different and loved the different options to put in the lanterns.  I thought it would be a big seller.  In fact, my project for the October 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session was a card set using this bundle!  I loved how my cards turned out!

 

I decided to use it again on my challenge card today!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Across the front are two 3/8 x 5-1/2 strips of Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • A 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Crushed Curry was added to the background, then a 2-1/2 x 3-1/4 piece of Painted Autumn Designer Paper on top of it.
  • The lantern from Seasonal Lantern stamp set was stamped with Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla and cut with the Lantern Builder Framelits.
  • Inside, the acorns were cut from the Painted Autumn DSP and stacked.
  • The bow from Seasonal Lantern was stamped with Early Espresso on Crushed Curry cardstock, then cut with the Framelits and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two leaves were cut from Lemon Lime Twist with the Framelits, too, and tucked under the bow.
  • Autumn Greetings from the same stamp set was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink on 1/2 strip of Very Vanilla, cut apart and added to the side of the Lantern.

 

OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary.  AND…we are now taking signups for our fabulous November 2017 mini session that will be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek!

 

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Don’t forget…get the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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