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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Jan 31 2017

SUOC167 Sealed with Love

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Time for Valentines”.  Appropriate time of year!  Here’s one I made up with my favorite Valentine colors, Pool Party, Whisper White and Real Red!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Sending Love Designer Paper was added.
  • A piece of Sending Love 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in the back.
  • The swash from Sealed with Love stamp set was stamped twice with Pool Party Ink.
  • The Hello Love greeting was stamped over top with Memento Black Ink.
  • The 3D Heart was cut from Real Red and the slotted heart from Basic Black cardstocks and adhered to the front.  The arrow was cut from Pool Party cardstock and adhered behind the 3D heart.
  • The floral heart was stamped with Real Red and cut with the 3D heart, then the outer portion cut off.  It is adhered to the solid Real Red 3D heart.
  • The lips were stamped with Real Red.

 

OK…check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team this time to see what they did with the “Time For Valentines” theme and they come play along!

 

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Jan 28 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Teen or Child Birthday

We’re back for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop with the Design Team! Our theme this week is Child or Teen Birthdays! This is a fun category!

 

I used my new Custom Tee stamp set in the Occasions Catalog for my card today!  I paired it with the bright colors in the Party Animal Designer Paper!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 Whisper White cardstock.
  • Along the left side, a 2-1/2 x 5 strip of Party Animal DSP was added.
  • Next layer is a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The large circle was cut from Whisper White with the Stitched Shapes Circle and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Custom Tee shirt was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Tangerine Tango and cut with the T-shirt Builder Framelits.  One in a Million was stamped inside the shirt.  It was added to the Circle.
  • Birthday Boy was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Pacific Point and cut with the Banner in the t-shirt Builder Framelits (love it!), then added to the front.
  • A few Brights Sequins were added to the front for a little bling.

 

I love it!  OK…make sure to continue on around the Blog Hop to see all the Design Team creations! I can’t wait to get inspired! Next up is the fantastic Mary Brown.  Or you can go backwards to Melissa’s blog!

 

 

 

 

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Jan 26 2017

CCMC442 Avant Garden

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  Isn’t this a pretty color combination?  Of course, with yellow and green, my thoughts turned immediately to flowers!!!

 

Here’s my inspiration using these colors:

 

 

The details are:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pacific Point cardstock was embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.
  • A 2-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Party Animal Designer Paper was placed across the front.
  • The Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelit is cut from Whisper White and the greeting stamped with Pacific Point Ink.
  • The Avant Garden flower was stamped three times with Crushed Curry on Whisper White and the center with Emerald Envy Ink, then hand-cut out and placed on the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The six leaves were stamped with Emerald Envy Ink on Whisper White and hand-cut, then tucked under the flowers.

OK…go check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We also have some news on how the challenges will be done going forward!  So check us out!

 

 

 

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Jan 21 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Masculine Birthday

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop with the Design Team!  Our theme this week is Masculine Birthdays!  I’m hoping for LOTS of inspiration as I find this category the hardest to design!

 

I used the new Nailed It stamp set in the Occasions Catalog for my card today!  I love it paired with the Urban Underground Designer Paper!  (This is my second card this week using this set, so if you missed our Thursday Challenge, make sure to go back and take a look!)  My Club Members will be making this card this month!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 Basic Black cardstock.
  • The measuring ruler in the Build It Framelits actually EMBOSSES the ruler…it is SO cool!  I used a strip of Gold Metallic Paper and the ruler Thinlet along the left edge.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Urban Underground DSP is placed on the front.
  • The largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit cuts a piece of Delightful Dijon Cardstock.  Happy Birthday from Designer Tee (FREE SAB set) is stamped with Memento Black Ink at the bottom of the oval.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hammer, screwdriver and wrench are stamped with Memento Black Ink on Very Vanilla and watercolored with Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate Markers and AquaPainter, then cut with the Build It Framelits.  They are adhered on the oval.

 

OK…make sure to continue on around the Blog Hop to see all the Design Team creations!  I can’t wait to get inspired!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our January Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session…it is a fantastic one!  Or you can go backwards to Melissa’s blog!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 19 2017

Control Freaks Jan 2017 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the January Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is ANYTHING from the Occasions or Sale-A-Brations catalog, so I just HAD to play along!  As you take the blog hop, you should get LOTS of great ideas!  You’ve probably just come from Julie Davison’s blog, aren’t her projects fun?  If you’ve arrived prior to the 20th, please note that not all links may be working correctly.

 

I think this sweet little stamp set, Perfect Mix, has been completely overlooked in the Occasions Catalog!  I couldn’t resist getting it…I’m a much better baker than cook!  I love to make candies, cookies, fun loaves of bread, package them up and give them away!  These tags or little notes would be perfect to include with the treat!   And, the notes themselves are all wrapped up in a cute little matchbook style package, so they would be a wonderful hostess gift all by themselves!

 

Here’s package closed:

 

 

And here  it is open so you can see how they tuck inside:

 

 

And here is the complete set for you to see!

 

 

Some details:

  • The Melon Mambo cardstock notes are cut 3 x 6, and scored at 3.
  • A 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Pop of Pink Designer Paper is adhered to the bottom of a 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Some 1/8″ Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in back, then the Whisper White layer added to the front of the Melon Mambo note.
  • The images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black Ink, use the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to color, then cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, and adhere to a larger Scallop Layering Circle of Melon Mambo.  Pop them up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The matchbook is 3-1/2 x 8 Basic Black, scored at 3-1/4, 3-1/2 and 7-1/4.  Staple the bottom close to the fold.  Add a 1/2 x 3-1/2 strip of coordinating Pop of Pink DSP to the front to hide the staple.
  • For the front, a 3-1/4 x 3 piece of Whisper White cardstock has a 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of DSP along the bottom.  The mixing bowl is stamped with Memento Black and cut out.  The greeting is offset on a larger Layering Circle, and the Scallop Layering Circle is cut from DSP.  A little 1/8″ Ribbon bow is added with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

OK…next up is Melissa Stout!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy her projects, too!  Continue around all the blog stops until you return here to complete the circle!

 

 

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Jan 19 2017

CCMC441 Nailed It

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a very fun sketch for you to try this week!

 

 

I used the new set, Nailed It with Urban Underground Designer Paper for my card this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Delightful Dijon cardstock.
  • Across the front is a 1/2 x 4 strip of Urban Underground DSP.
  • Two 2″ squares of Urban Underground Designer Paper were cut and had corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder and overlapped on the front.
  • A 1-3/4″ square of Basic Black cardstock was stamped using the screw from Nailed It and Whisper White Craft Ink and corners rounded and adhered on the front.
  • The “pocket” was punched with the Best Badge Punch from DSP, rounded at the bottom, then “stitching” added with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hammer, screwdriver and wrench from Nailed It Stamp Set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Smoky Slate and cut with the Build It Framelits, colored the handles with Delightful Dijon, and tucked in the pocket.
  • The centers of the bolts in the Build It Framelits were cut from Silver Metallic cardstock and used as accents in the background.
  • Nailed it was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team did with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…don’t forget to sign up for our January Mini Session!

The January 2017 Mini Session just opened…filled with lots of inspiration for your classes, stamp camps, clubs or gifts!   PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

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.
  • Only $8.95 per month!  What a deal!

Sign up NOW over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Jan 17 2017

SUOC166 Sealed with Love

 

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges (SUOC166) is Embossing…heat or dry!  I wanted to use my new Falling Petals Embossing Folder…the little hearts are perfect for a Valentine card, too!

 

Here are the details:

  • 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 Basic Black cardstock, angled on the front.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Real Red cardstock is embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.
  • The FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon 3/8″ Metallic Silver is wrapped around at an angle and tied with a knot (I’m LOVING this ribbon!)
  • Love Note greeting is stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Love Notes Framelits.  The envelope Framelit is cut from Sending Love Designer Paper.  Both are adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The small heart Framelit was cut from Red Glimmer Paper and added to the Love Note.

 

Again…I’m into angles right now…love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Team to see what they did with the Embossing theme this week.  Then grab your products and play along!

 

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Jan 14 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Birthday Celebrations

The theme this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Birthday Celebrations!  I JUST got my Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets in my order, so had to try them out!  I must admit…I didn’t know what several of the Thinlets were supposed to do, so had to look it up online.  Was SO glad I did because I got to make this card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • At the bottom of the front a 3/4 x 4-1/4 strip of striped Party Animal Designer Paper was added.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Party Animal polka dot DSP was added to a layer of 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Pacific Point cardstock, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 2 x 4 and 2 x 3-1/2 pieces of Pacific Point and Crushed Curry with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets and then bows cut with the Thinlet from Tangerine Tango and Emerald Envy cardstock.
  • The “presents” were embossed with the Festive Embossing Folder and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Metallic Enamel Circles were added to the bows.
  • The banner from Balloon Adventures stamp set was stamped with Tangerine Tango and the greeting with Emerald Envy, handcut and added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lots of fun and festive for a birthday celebration, don’t you think?  OK…check out the rest of the Design Team to see what they did with the theme this week!  AND…check out the January 2017 Mini Session…we just released it this week!

 

The January 2017 Mini Session just opened…filled with lots of inspiration for your classes, stamp camps, clubs or gifts!   PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

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.
  • Only $8.95 per month!  What a deal!

Sign up NOW over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 12 2017

CCMC440 Sealed with Love

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Great colors this week…especially for Valentine’s Day coming up, but who knows what the Challenge Team did this week, right?  This is one of my favorite color combinations ANY time of year!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

Details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of Sending Love Designer Paper.
  • Next is a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Across diagonally is a 1/4 x 4-3/4 piece of Real Red, cut off on both edges.
  • A 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  A 1-1/4 x 2 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the greeting from Sealed with Love in Memento Black and added to the tag.  The 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon is tied in a bow at the top of the tag.
  • The floral heart was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Real Red, then cut with the Love Notes Framelits and added to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The arrow was cut with the Framelits from Basic Black and slid thru the 3D heart.
  • Some Rhinestones were scattered in the background.
  • A Sending Love wood heart embellishment was added next to the tag.

 

I love all the angles on here!

 

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.  And…don’t forget to sign up for our January session…we JUST opened yesterday and it’s not too late to join!  We have a total of 14 step-by-step tutorials for only $8.95 US each month!

 

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