Traveler

CCMC313Aaaaah…it’s Thursday!  Boy…it’s been a busy week around here for me.  Lots of school work…and I actually don’t have any classes I’m teaching right not.  It’s the getting ready for Fall term that is killing me!  LOL!!!

But it is Thursday so that mean it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a cool sketch for you!

When I was working on one of my projects for Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014, I combined the Traveler set and the Flashback dsp and I just LOVE these two things paired up together.  As I was trying to figure out what to do for this sketch, I started to play around with this combo again and quickly remembered why I like the combination!

Here’s the details -

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, layer onto Basic Black 5 x 3 3/4 and add to card basic using dimensionals.
  • Hello Honey – 3/4 x 4 7/8.  Take 2 x 3 1/2 strip of the camera print and add to the strip.  Next take 2 x 2 strip and add to bottom of the strip.  Take 2 x 2 piece of the Basic Black strip, cut top and bottom of the diagonal, add to strip to cover up the overlapping pieces.
  • Wrap Coastal Cabana twine around panel securing to the back.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp camera in Pool Party, greeting in Memento Black, cut with Circle Framelit, overset layer onto 2″ Hello Honey Circle and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add 3 sizes of Basic Metal Buttons (TOTALLY NAKED!!!!  EEEK!)  using glue dots.

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the great cards by the Design Team.

Set(s): Traveler, Hip Notes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Real Red, Pool Party, Basic Black, Flashback dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party
Other: Circle Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Basic metal Buttons, Coastal Cabana Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Kinda Eclectic

TSSC324Can you believe it…it’s Monday again and time again for the Teachnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  As soon as I saw the challenge I knew EXACTLY what set I would be using for this.  I decided to use the colors from the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 Saturday Challenge!  I thought they would work GREAT with the set.

The leaves are a little fussy to cut out but I do think that having the one cut out and tucked behind the strip works out and gives a little extra dimension.

Here’s the details -

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp the Hardwoood background in Lost Lagoon
  • Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp the starburst in Sahara Sand and the leaves in Mossy Meadow.  Stamp the greeting in Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.  Layer on Mossy Meadow 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • Stamp leaves again in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White, cut out and add to card.
  • Strip is 3/4 x 3 1/2 Lost Lagoon and stamp dotted strip using Lost Lagoon and add to panel.
  • Add large Basic Metal Button using Whisper White Bakers Twine and add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC324See the sketch really is perfect for this set!  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): Kinda Eclectic, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand
Other: Basic Metal Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Sea Street

CAS282Okay…just a super quick and easy card for the CAS (clean and simple) challenge on SCS today.

The challenge is a day at the beach.  Hmmm…what to do?  I really like the Sea Street set but usually only use the cute octopus in there.  Yet there are all these other FUN images…little mind you…but perfect for ‘a day at the beach’.

Here’s the details -

  • Whisper White 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 folded
  • Whisper White 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Stamp lobster and crab in Real Red.  Punch out lobster with medium oval punch and add to panel.  Punch out crab with 3/4″ Circle punch
  • Stamp ‘rope’ using Crumb Cake, cut out and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy.
  • Stamp star using Night of Navy and Pool Party cut out.  Add dimensionals to the back of stars and crab and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

So…that’s my quick and easy, clean and simple card!  Time for bed!

Set(s): Sea Street, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Other: 3/4″ Circle Punch, Medium Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Tour de Freaks – July

freakwelcome2013Hello everyone and welcome to the July Tour de Freaks!  Many of Freaks are off at convention (which is just finishing up) but thanks to the wonder of the blogging world whether you are exhausted from a great convention or having a great time at home stamping with friends you are in for a treat.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from the very talented Debbie Henderson and her Debbie’s Designs blog.  I just LOVE her stuff!

And now for my stuff!  I just LOVE the new Bloom for You single stamp and matching punch and decided to feature that in my projects this month.  First up…

Card1If you follow my blog at all you know that I just LOVE CAS (clean and simple) cards.  I like lots of ‘white space’ on my cards and often my ‘white space’ is just that….WHITE!

For this card the base is 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  The next layer is 5 x 3 3/4  I stamped the chevron from the Work of Art stamp in Night of Navy, my friend from And Many More in Garden Green.  The panel is added using dimensionals. The flower is stamped in Crushed Curry – two times – punch out and layered,  the center done with Night of Navy and the ‘leaves’ is the same flower punch in Wild Wasabi.   I colored some Basic Pearls with my Night of Navy (darkest) blendabilities and add to the card to finish off.

Card2So for my next project I used the same make up for the flower.  The card base is Night of Navy 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  I took the Night of Navy polka dotted dsp from the Regals paper pack.   One strip 5 x 1 1/2, middle is 5 x 3/4 and smallest is 5 x 1/2.  These panels are added using dimensionals.  Whisper White is 1″ x 4 1/8 with a 1/8″ Crushed Curry strip on it, cut into a banner, stamp the greeting using Garden Green and add to card front.  Like I said the flower is done the same way as above and added using dimensionals.  Finally I colored some pearls using the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (middle one) and add to the card front.

ThankYouGift1And now for my 3D item.  We wanted to do a little thank you gift for our helpers at Create with Connie and Mary LIVE last Saturday.  I found these cool memo pad holders at Michael’s and thought they would just be perfect altered and they are just SOOOOO cheery!  The memo pad holder was Night of Navy with the fun white dots on it.  I wrapped a piece of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon then a piece of the Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon aroun dit.  I make a flower (same as above) EXCEPT for the center I used the ‘dotted’ center from the Beautiful Bunch set on Night of Navy and White Embossed so that it looked like the background.  The pen has a piece of the Crushed Curry Dotted dsp inside.

Now it’s time to head over to Justin’s jk cards blog!  He is sharing his convention swaps with you.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’

SummerSiggy

 

Flower Patch

DSC02035WOW…we have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  It’s been all about NEW items in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog and we have had such fun creating for you!  Even though the collection is over, since all the project featured items in the NEW catalog…these ideas are good ALL YEAR LONG.  So…it’s not to late to join!

The last challenge is just for the design team.  And for this last one, it is a delightful color challenge:  Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon.  I could wait to pair those wonderful colors up with the Flower Patch set…LOVE this set!

Here’s the details -

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11.  Stamp with the Hardwood Background stamp using Lost Lagoon ink.
  • Moonlight dsp – ‘raindrop’ print – 3 x 4 1/4.  Layer onto Mossy Meadow 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.
  • Add Mossy Meadow dsp polka dot print banner and Moonlight Lost Lagoon wavy print banner.  Add Basic Hodgepodge clip at top.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow on 3/4 x 3 1/2 Whisper White.  Cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Stamp Flower Patch flower two times using Lost Lagoon ink and cut out using the Flower Fair matching framelits.  Stamp center using Sahara Sand and leaves using Mossy Meadow and cut everything out using matching framelits.  Layer and add using dimensionals.

SummerBadgeWe have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition 2104!  This collection featured products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!  Even thought the collection is over if you are looking for some great ideas for the items in the NEW CATALOG, then this collection is for you!

It’s NOT too late to join!  When you do you will see all the projects shared !  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Flower Patch, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Incolor dsp paper pack, Moonlight dsp paper pack
Ink: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Other: Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Flower Fair Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerMarySiggie

Pictogram Punches

CCMC312Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope those who were able to go to convention are having a GREAT time!  Can’t wait to hear ALL the news!

Since it is Thursday it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week is a a fun color challenge based on the the cool Moonlight dsp Paper Stack!  I just LOVE this paper stack and the colors are so awesome!  I used this retro sketch for my card layout.

Here’s the details -

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sahara Sand – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card base
  • Moonlight dsp print – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, round bottom corners and add to card
  • Blackberry Bliss – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card base
  • Whisper White, 2 1/2 x 4, round bottom corners,  stamp greeting using Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss.  Punch out Hello Honey star and add to greeting.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon around card top.
  • Use Star Framelits to cut out Hello Honey and BlackBerry Bliss stars.  Add Hello Honey one directly to the Whisper White and the Blackberry Bliss one using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

SummerBadgeCreate with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 is almost over!  If you are looking for ways to use all that ‘new stuff’ that you just got, this is for you!  Just think…these ideas are good ALL CATALOG YEAR LONG!   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

The projects are only seen by our subscribers and are not posted publicly in any gallery or online resource!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the great cards by the Design Team.

Set(s): Pictogram Punches
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Other: Star Framelits, Itty Bitty Accessory Punch Pack, Project Life Corner Rounder, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Bits and Pieces

SUO101Happy Tuesday everyone!  Boy…it’s been a while since I made a Mary Bow!  (Click here for my tutorial.).  I have been doing these bows for YEARS and even presented this at a Stampin’ Up! regional event.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or mot but you are seeing fewer bows on cards these days…now LOTS of people are still using them but I think there is a trend away from them.  I know that I have stopped doing many bows and I used to have to have a BOW on EVERYTHING!!!  When it comes to making bows though the 7/8″ Cotton ribbon has to be my all time favorite so as I was planning this card it started with THE BOW!

Here’s the details -

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, corner round bottom right, run through Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder
  • Hello Honey – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, round bottom right corner, stamp the diagonal stripes from the bits and pieces set using Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 4 7/8 x 3 5/8.
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Make bow (remember check out my tutorial) using 7/8″ cotton ribbon and Candy Dots base, add to panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones under the greeting to finish it off.

I do LOVE clean and simple cards and even those can have bows!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Bits & Pieces, And Many More
Paper: Hello Honey, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Candy Dots Bases, Neutral Candy Dots, Stylish Strips Embossing Folder, Project Life Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!