Merry Everything

CCMC330This is just THE BEST color combo for a Fall/Autumn card and it is the color challenge for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge this week.

The colors are Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss and yes, you have seen me use these colors before!  I do really LOVE them.

I wanted to do a simple card that just really showed off the colors and here is my very simple card!

Here’s the details -

  • Tangelo Twist – 3 1/2 x 11 folded, stamp the little leaf from Fall Fest using Tangelo Twist
  • Hello Honey grid print (Moonlight dsp Paper Stack) – 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 – the long end is 2 1/2 and the short end is 1 3/4.  Add to card front.
  • Add three strips of Blackberry Bliss 4 3/4 x 1/4.  Once they are on the card, cut down so finished card size is 4 1/4.
  • Stamp greeting using Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla, punch out using Note Tag Punch, staple piece of Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon to top and add tag using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Merry Everything, Fall Fest
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Note Tag Punch, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Handheld Stapler, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Partridge & Pears

SUO110It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time the theme for the challenge is Marker Fun!

Well…what can I say…anymore when I think of markers…I think of Blendabilities!  LOVE these!  What is so amazing about this is that it actually does make it look like I can color.

When I was trying to figure out what image to use, Partridge & Pears just sat there saying ‘chose me’!  How delightful to color it in with the Blendabilities!

Here’s the details -

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Taffy (Old Olive dotted print) – 3/4 x 5 1/2 and add to card base.
  • Real Red – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 – run through the On Pointe Embossing Folder.
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2 – add behind Real Red panel and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – Cut out using Part Pennants Die.
  • Stamp tree using Memento Black and colors using Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blendabilities.
  • Tie Hello Honey ribbon around to and add pennant to card front using dimensionals
  • Hello Honey – 5/8 x 2 3/4.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Tie White Baker’s Twine into a Silver Basic Metal Button and add using glue Dots

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Partridge & Pears
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Hello Honey, Sweet Taffy dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Other: Party Pennants Die, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, On Pointe Embossing Folder, Basic Silver Metal Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Bright & Beautiful

TSSC341Can you believe it?  It’s another Monday already.  And you all know that when it is another Monday that means it is time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!

I just love those sketches where as soon as you see it, it sort of just designs itself in your mind.  Yep…this was one of those.  What I like about this card is that overall it is a pretty simple card (and nice and flat for mailing!) Yet it’s all sparkly and shiny for the Christmas season!

Here’s the details -

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 4 1/4.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss.
  • Layer onto Gold Foil – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  NOTE:  I cut out a 1/2″ frame all around.  It saves the paper and makes it easier to attach the Very Vanilla panel.
  • Add panel to card base.
  • Wrap piece of Gold Satin 7/8″ ribbon (secure in front – star will hide it)
  • Add Gold Sequins
  • Stamp Star (smaller one) using Versamark on Very Vanilla and cut out using Star Framelit.  Add to card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

TSSC341I hope that when you see this sketch you will be inspired to join us!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Bright & Beautiful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Star Framelits, Gold 7/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Festival of Trees

CCMC329I just can’t get enough of doing this fun tree embossed in silver and this look was perfect for the sketch challenge today on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Honestly I design my card not just using the sketch but using things (you got it) sitting on top of my desk!  The tree was actually complete done so I picked everything else to go with it!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details -

  • Whisper White – 4 /4 x 8 1/2 folded.  Run through the Lucky Stars embossing folder
  • Red diagonal print (Nordic Noel dsp) – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, cut top on a diagonal and add to card front
  • Real Red 2 1/2 Circle and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 2 pieces 4 1/4 x 1/2 and add to card front
  • Stamp tree using versamark and silver emboss, punch out using tree punch.  Stamp star, base, and bird using Real Red, punch/cut out and add to tree.  Bird is added using a dimensional.  Add tree to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/8 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Real Red, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Add 3 different sizes of Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer, Nordic Noel dsp
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Wondrous Wreath

TSSC340Oh my!  Time is really flying by and it is going to be Thanksgiving before you know it! WOW!!!

I do love fall and thought it would be fun to do a fall wreath using the Wondrous Wreath Set for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I think the new incolors are just perfect for fall and so use the Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss!  What a GREAT fall look!

Here’s the details -

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4
  • Stamp greeting from For All Things using Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Blaiss
  • Layer panel on Blackberry Bliss – 3 x 4 1/4 and add to card front
  • Tangelo Twist – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 and add to card front
  • Wreath – Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, cut out using wreath framelits and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp bow using Blackberry Bliss – cut out using framelit and add using dimensionals to finish off

TSSC340What a GREAT sketch!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Wondrous Wreath, For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Wreath Framelit, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Get Your Santa On

BlogHopHolidayWelcomeI just CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!  We have come TO THE END of Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 and it’s time for for another design team blog hop.  On Sunday through Friday only our subscribers can see the AMAZING projects for Christmas/Winter but on Saturdays our design team members join up to do a fun blog hop!  We feature the set we used for out project that week!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Amy White’s blog.  Wonderful card!

Wk4SatHopIsn’t Get Your Santa On just a cute set?  I have to say…the Santa is just so cute and jolly (unlike the Santa’s in ANOTHER set in the mini…where the Santa’s have skinny, hairy legs and chest!)  But this is the one that I really like and it is just ADORABLE (and my project this week was really cool too with this set – remember…it is NOT too late to subscribe!  You will see ALL the projects at once since we are finished!  AWESOME!)

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Lost Lagoon – 1 3/4 x 3 1/2, punch along bottom using Scallop Edge punch and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4, run through Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  Cut tags from Silver Glimmer and Lost Lagoon and add using Little Silver Paper Clip.  Add panel to card front.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut into banner on both sides and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting on Lost Lagoon – 3/8 x 2, cut into banner and add.
  • Stamp Santa using Memento Black, color using Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Skin Tones Blendabilities, cut out and add using dimensionals to finish off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeAlthough we have reached the end of Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 it is not too late to subscribe!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

The Collection featured – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  The cost is $29.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

Set(s): Get Your Santa On
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Dimensionals

Now it is time to head over to Melissa Davies and her Rubberfunactics blog!  She has something wonderful in store for you!

BlogHopClickHereUntil next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

MarySiggieHoliday

Bright & Beautiful

CCMC328I just love Thursdays and the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This was one of those cards where I starts out with one idea in mind and the more I worked on it, the more it changed.  Then when I was done it just need a little something more and I had this snowflake ‘sitting on top of my desk’ so it finished things off perfectly!

Here’s the details -

  • Lost Lagoon – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Randomly stamp small star using Smoky Slates
  • Layer onto Cherry Cobbler – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 1/4, punch each end using Scallop Tag Topper
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Cherry Cobbler markers
  • Add pieces of Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon to each end of tag, and add using dimensionals (ends of ribbon are wrapped around to back of panel and secured)
  • Add some small Basic Rhinestones to the snowflakes
  • Cut out large snowflake using the Snowflake Thinlits set from Silver Foil and add using dimensionals.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe are just about finished with Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  The cost is $29.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!  It’s not too late!

Set(s): Bright & Beautiful
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate
Other: Snowflake Thinlet, Scallop Tag Topper, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14