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!



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!


March 2016 Collage small

It’s not too late to join us!  We just opened the March 2016 MINI SESSION and it is only $8.95 US with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog!

* 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!



Jan 30 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop SAB Tags

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  The theme this week is Sale-A-Bration tags!  Honestly, I’m not much into using tags except on Christmas packages, so I wanted to make a tag that I could just pop onto a card or gift bag and it would be good to go!  This one using the SAB set, What I Love, came together VERY easily!


What I Love

Here are the details:

  • The base is the largest Lots of Tags Framelit cut from Mint Macaron cardstock.
  • On top is a 1-1/2 wide strip of Birthday Bouquet DSP, cut to the width of the Framelit.
  • A 1/8″ strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was added to the bottom of the DSP.
  • At the top a 1/8″ Circle was punched for the Whisper White Satin Striped Ribbon, then tied with Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine in a bow.
  • The flower from What I Love stamp set was stamped 4 times with Calypso Coral Ink for the outline image, then Blushing Bride stamped off once for the larger filler image and full strength for the smaller filler image.  Two were cut out by hand completely, and two the centers were cut out then placed on top of the full images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  In the center are the yellow It’s My Party Enamel Dots.  The two flowers were added to the front of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves image was stamped three time with Mossy Meadow Ink, then cut out and adhered behind/around the flowers.
  • Finally, the Know What I Love from the stamp set was stamped with Mossy Meadow under the DSP at the bottom of the tag.


I think it turned out really pretty!  OK…next up is Mary Brown…her tag will be fabulous, of course!  You can also go backwards to Melissa Davies’ blog!  Enjoy all the SAB tags our Create with Connie and Mary Design Team has for you!


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