Festival of Trees

BlogHopHolidayWelcomeWOOO HOOOO!!!!  It’s the end of Week 2 at 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.  What a GREAT card!

Wk2SatHopFor my project this week (remember you have to be a subscriber to see it!) I used Festival of Trees.  I LOVE this little set!  A week or so ago I did a silver tinsel tree because it reminded me of a tree my grandma always put up at Christmas.  Well…I thought it would be fun to do another one of these.

I love doing this particular tree in silver since it does bring back that wonderful memory but it is just a fun image to use.  And I’ve sort of been into ‘tag’s lately so I put the tree together with a tag and here it is!

Here’s the details -

  • Brushed Silver – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • White/silver print (All is Calm dsp) – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler dsp print (Trim the Tree dsp paper stack) – 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 4 1/4 – cut ends on a diagonal and add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler  – 2 x 4, punch top using Scallop Tag Topper, emboss greeting using White embossing powder
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 1 7/8, cut on a diagonal and add to card tag
  • Add White Organza ribbon to top and tie with Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Emboss tree using Silver embossing powder on Whisper White, punch out with Tree Punch
  • Stamp star, base an bird using Cherry Cobbler, cut/punch out and add to tree. (I added bird using dimensional.)  Add tree to tag using dimensionals
  • Add snowflakes and small silver sequins to finish off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just finished week 2 of 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!

Set(s): Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver, Trim the Tree dsp Paper Stack, All is Calm dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Scallop Tag Topper, White Organza Ribbon, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Tree Punch, Frosted Sequins, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

MarySiggieHoliday

Letterpress Winter

CCMC326You guessed it…another Thursday and another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  We have been having so much FUN with our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 and it really has me in a Christmas mood!

This week we have a color challenge for you (Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Silver) and I thought the Letterpress Winter set would just be perfect with these colors!

Here’s the details

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, run through the On Point Embossing Folder
  • Mossy Meadow – 4 1/4 x 3 3/8.  Randomly stamp the small snowflake using Versamark and clear emboss.  Add to card front
  • Add pieces of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon to top and bottom of panel using glue.
  • Stamp Filigree Frame using Versamark on Whisper White and Silver Emboss
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.
  • Cut out frame (and YES…I did cut this out by hand!)
  • Add frame to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Snowflakes and silver sequins to finish it off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe are finishing up week 2 (of 4) of the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 where we are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

the 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!  It’s not too late to join so head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

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): Letterpress Winter
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Versamark, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon Ribbon, Frosted Sequins, On Point Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Te-Hee-Hee

SUO108Well here it is time for another SUO challenge and what a fun one we have for you this time!

Our theme is “The Treat’s the Thing” and I just HAD to use the fun Curvy Keepsake Framelit to make a little ‘treat’ for you.

So I’m looking through my sets to see what I want to use and I see my Te-Hee-Hee (that Connie MADE me buy – no SERIOUSLY she did) and I thought…well if I do the the Curvy Keepsake box in black and run it through the Decorative Dots folder (hard to see in the picture but it is there) it will look a little like a cauldron! And it does!

Here’s the details -

  • Basic Black – cut two of the Curvy Keepsake pieces, run through the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and put together
  • Tangelo Twist – Punch out using Note Tag Punch.
  • Silver Glimmer paper  – 1 1/2 x 1/2 – add behind tag
  • Stamp greeting using Tangelo Twist on Whisper White and cut out with oval tag that come with the Curvy Keepsake box.  Tie piece of Silver 1/8″ ribbon on it then add to tag using dimensionals
  • Stamp hat using StazOn Jet Black, cut out, stamp again using Tangelo Twist, cut out the band and add using glue.  Add to tag using dimensionals
  • Stamp shoes using StazOn Jet Black, cut out add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestone to tag
  • Punch 1/8″ hole in top of tag and add to box using Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

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

Set(s): Te-Hee-Hee
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Tangelo Twist, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Note Tag Punch, Curvy Keepsake Framelit, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Santa Stache

TSSC337Oh…this is just such a FUN set and it is absolutely PERFECT for the wonderful sketch over on Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!

Now this is what I call a Jolly Santa!  You can just see him saying ‘ho, ho, ho’ and giving a major belly laugh.  It just makes you happy!

This is my second post for today so if you get a chance and want to go on a fun blog hop, check out my post here.

Here’s the details -

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Trim the Tree dsp: Red ‘snowflake’ – 1 x 5, Green dotted – 1 x 4 1/2, Multi-colored striped – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Add all to card base.
  • Stamp MERRY using Garden Green
  • Tie Wild Wasabi Seam Binding around card.
  • Stamp Santa on Whisper White using Memento Black.  Color using Blendabilities.  Stamp mustache a second time, cut out and add using dimensionals.  Add Santa to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Dazzling Details to Santa to finish off the card

TSSC337Such a fun sketch and so many different things you can do with it!  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

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just started Week 2 ofCreate 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!

Set(s): Santa Stache, Cheerful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Trim the Tree dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green,  Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tones
Other: Mustache Framelit, Wild Wasabi Seam Binding, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Tour de Freaks – October

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Happy Freakin’ Hop Day!  It’s that time of month again when the control freaks get together to ‘strut their stuff’!  How AWESOME is THAT!!!  This month we are featuring Autumn/Grateful and since I LOVE the colors of Autumn…I just HAD to join the fun!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from LeeAnn Greff and her fabulous Flowerbug Blog!  I just LOVE her style!!!

DSC02672I have a habit of stamping with what is ‘on the top of my desk’ and I just finished having my annual Christmas Card Class and one of the cards we did was this card but in Christmas colors.  Oh my…I do LOVE the Wondrous Wreath set and how EASY it is to line everything up since it is the Photopolymer!  My card base is Tangelo Twist.  The ‘stripe’ is actually the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape.  The panel is Very Vanilla and I used Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss for my ink!  I just think these colors are SOOO rich together!  So this is a super quick and easy card for you!

DSC02671So next up…I have a little fancier card for you!  The base of the card is Tangelo Twist and I took another piece and ran it through the hexagon embossing folder,  I added a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper then took a piece of Blackberry Biss, used the Banner Framelits (just the ‘end) and cut this strip into a flag and add with dimensionals.  The wreath is stamped the same as above and cut out with the wreath framelits and added with dimensionals.  The greeting is from the Merry Everything set (Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry) and punched out with Note Tag Punch and add with dimensionals.  I added a Gold Basic Metal Button then tied a knot in a piece of the Tangelo Twist Ribbon and add using a glue dot.

DSC02675I always like to do a little 3D to go along with my other projects in the hop post and this time I did a little frame.  The frame is 4 x 6 and just the perfect size for this.

Okay…this is pretty much the same as everything above except I used a print from the Moonlight dsp paper stack (LOVE this stack!).  I used the Banner Framelits to cut out the banners for this (Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist).  Tag is stamped with Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist.  Everything else is pretty much the same!

DSC02677And there is my trio of Autumn just for you!

Now it is time to hop on over to Patty Bennett’s Patty’s Stamping Spot Blog.  She has some fall wonderfulness in store for you!

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Set(s): Wondrous Wreath, Merry Everything, For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Banner Framelits, Wreath Framelits, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Note Tag Punch, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Santa Stache

BlogHopHolidayWelcomeWOOO HOOOO!!!  It the FIRST Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 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.  Wasn’t her card wonderful?

Wk1SantaStacheI am having such a fun time playing with the Santa Stache set!  I do have to admit I use the Santa more than the Nutcracker so for today’s card…I decided it was the perfect opportunity to him out to show him off!

Yes…I did use BOTH the Santa and the Nutcracker on my project (not a subscriber???  It is NOT too late!  Join now and don’t miss any of the fun projects!)  I looking through my dsp for the perfect print and found this wonderful design that is in my very FAVORITE dsp pack…Flashback!  LOVE this collection!

Anyway…here the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanila – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black and add to Smoky Slate 3 3/4 x 5.  Add panel to card base using dimensionals
  • Cut banner out using Party Pennants die and Flashback dsp.
  • Add Cherry Cobbler 1″ x 5 and trim along bottom
  • Add Silver Glimmer 1/4 x 5 and trim along bottom
  • Add to card front.
  • Stamp Nutcracker on Whisper White using Memento Black.  Color with Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones.  Do a second mustache, color with Smoky Slate Blendabilities, cut out and add using dimensionals.  Add Nutcracker to card using dimensionals to finish off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just finished week 1 of 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!

Set(s): Santa Stache
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Flashback dsp, Silver Glmmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Other: Party Pennant Die, Dimensionals

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

BlogHopClickHere

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

MarySiggieHoliday

Letterpress Winter

CCMC325Oh…it’s another Thursday and we have been ‘rockin’ it’ over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We just started so it’s a GREAT time to SUBSCRIBE!

And since it is Thursday, it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week – we have a fun sketch challenge for you!

Here’s the details -

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp stamp filigree snowflake using Versamark and Gold Emboss
  • Gold Foil – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (NOTE: I cut out the middle leaving a 1/2″ frame around it then attach the frame behind the panel).
  • Wrap piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon around it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – 1 1/2 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Gold Emboss.  Use Note Tag Punch to punch top and bottom
  • Add piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon using handheld stapler.  Color the staple using Gold Dazzle Marker
  • Add tag to card to finish it off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just started the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 where we are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

the 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!  It’s not too late to join so head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

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): Letterpress Winter
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Dazzle Marker, Handheld Stapler Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14