May 30 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Vellum


It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and it’s the last week for our theme of techniques!  This time our designer, Deb Currier, chose using Vellum techniques on our creations!  I know I don’t think about using Vellum on my cards, so was glad to have the opportunity to pull my stash out!  You’ve probably just came from Deb’s blog…didn’t you love her card?

I used a new set from the catalog you’ve been seeing, You’ve Got This, along with a couple new In Colors, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  The vellum is such a pretty look with this image!


Youve Got This
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11, folded in half.
  • The top Whisper White layer was cut to 4 x 5-1/4 and cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelit.  Then the corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.  It was also embossed with Delicate Dots Folder.
  • The Cardstock Vellum layer was cut just slightly smaller and corners rounded.  The You’ve Got This flower was inked with Versamark and then embossed with White Embossing Powder.
  • On the back, the flower was colored with Blushing Bride Marker, then Watermelon Wonder Marker accents colored in, then covered over with Blushing Bride Marker again to smooth out the lines.  The same was done with Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush for the leaves and stem.  The center was colored with Delightful Dijon (do these new in-colors make anyone else hungry???)  lol!
  • The Vellum layer was adhered to another Whisper White layer cut to the same size and corners rounded.
  • The top “frame” was added to the Vellum layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then placed on the front of the card.
  • Hello Thinlet was cut from Sahara Sand, a piece of Watermelon Wonder 1″ Ribbon was tied thru the loop in the H, then added to the front with Multipurpose Glue.

OK…that’s it for my vellum card…make sure to continue around to all the Design Team Members to see what they’ve done!  Next up is Mary Brown, my good friend and partner!


May 27 2015

Grand Vacation Hawaii Pillow Gifts Blog Hop

Hawaii blog hop 3

Most of us are back from the Grand Vacation Incentive Trip to Hawaii.  You might remember we had a blog hop before we left with the theme of Hawaii.  It was so much fun we decided to do another blog hop.  This time the theme is Pillow Gifts Inspiration, something we received from Hawaii!  You’ve probably just come from Betty Button’s blog…wasn’t her project fun?


One of the things we received were these cute little quilted bags, made by Moana Quilts in Hawaii…the store was right in the Sheraton where we stayed.  They specially sewed the Stampin’ Up! rubber stamp on the front and used one of our new in-colors, Mint Macaron.


Youve Got This 2

I used the new set, You’ve Got This, with the new Mint Macaron color and English Garden DSP to make my card.


Youve Got This

Here are the details:

  • The flower from You’ve Got This was stamped with Black Stazon on Mint Macaron.  I watercolored the petals with the AquaPainter and ink from the lid of my White Craft Pad.  The petals were watercolored with Mossy Meadow ink and the center with Delightful Dijon ink.  Then I cut it out.
  • The 4 1/4 x 11 base was folded in half.  I added a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of English Garden DSP to the bottom.
  • On the 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock, I stamped the background with White Craft Ink, then the greeting with Early Espresso Ink.  It was layered on a 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
  • I popped up the flower on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Really, pretty simple, but I love the whitewashed look on the flower!

Next up on the blog hop is Ann Craig!  Enjoy her project!

And here is a list of everyone participating in case you get lost:

Blog hop list
1. Louise Sharp
2. Sandi MacIver
3. Kylie Bertucci
4. Selene Kempton
5. Connie Stewart
6. Dena Rekow
7. Rose Marie Coleman
8. Shannean Moncrief
9. Sharon Armstrong
10. Marelle Taylor
11. Betty Button
12. Connie Babbert
13. Ann Craig
14. Kim Gavarra
15. Renee Kohnke
16. BJ Peters
17. Alisa Tilsner
18. Alison Solven
19. Kelly Acheson
20. Linda Higgins
21. Karina Chin
22. Jacque Williams
23. Lynsay Mahon
24. Georgia Giguere
25. Laura Milligan
26. Vanessa Webb
27. Cynthia Millan
28. Genevieve Ko
29. Janet Wakeland