Lighthearted Leaves

SUO130It’s time again for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Thinking of You/Friendship.

Those are great sentiments and really easy!  I will have to say when I saw the Lighthearted Leaves set in the new Holiday Mini I didn’t think I really liked it all that much.  I ended up buying it and have to say…I’m having fun playing with it.  It is different but in a fun way!  For this challenge I wanted a simple CAS card and thought this one turned out nice.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Night of Navy – 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front.
  • Stamp leaf in Tangelo Twist on Whisper White.  Cut out using Leaflet Framelits, add Silver Cording Trim behind the leave then add using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy.
  • Add Night of Navy Candy Dots to Leaf to finish it off.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their beautiful butterflies!

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Silver Cording Trim, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Howl-o-ween Treat

Howl-o-weenTreatWhat can I saw…I absolutely LOVE this little (well actually not so little!) owl!  As I work on projects I tend to have extra ‘pieces’ leftover (I know I’ve mentioned that before) and tend to have them sititng on my desk.  So if I need to come up with a card quick, I clean off my desk, find my leftover pieces and make a card from them.  Most of these were leftover except the base and two extra panels.

Here’s the details…

  • Rich Razzleberry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card base on an angle.
  • Smoky Slate – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Woodland Embossing Folder, using the White Gel Pen to dd accents to the tree trunks and add to card base on an angle.
  • Whisper White – punch 2 1/2″ circle and add to card base.
  • Black Glimmer – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card base.
  • Stamp owl in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White, cut out, add to card front.  Punch out two 1/4″ circles from Black Glimmer and add to eyes.
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – cut out ‘BOO’ and add using dimensionals.

Such an easy card…especially when you use the things from on top of your desk.  I do like the simple color scheme.

It won’t be long now until the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session will be ready for you.  Stay tuned for more details!

Set(s): Howl-o-ween Treat
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Black Glimmer
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Boo to You Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Lighthearted Leaves

Summer15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop where the FABULOUS designers pick a theme and we each off a project based on that theme.  For the month of August we are going to be having fun with the new incolors.  This week we are taking a look at DELIGHTFUL DIJON!   Whew…I got this one COVERED!  I’m just glad that Cucumber Crush Week is OVER!

LightheartedLeaves

You know…I really wasn’t sure about this leaf set when I saw it in the mini but I do like leaves and have seen some cool cards made with it so I decided to get it.  It is a fun little set!

Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Boho dsp (Delightful Dijon print) – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Very Vanilla 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – cut out a Lots of Labels panel and add to card front.
  • Black Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 3/4, add to card front on an angle and trim ends.
  • Stamp leaf using Versamark on BOTH Basic Black and Delightful Dijon and black emboss.  Cut out using framelits and layer.
  • Add Gold Cord Trim to back of leaves, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Very Vanilla – 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using versamark, black emboss, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals.
  • Tie Gold Cord Trim in Very Vintage button and add using Glue Dots.

How fun is that!  I do like the way my card turned out…GREAT for FALL!

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Boho dsp, Black Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Black Embossing Powder, Very Vintage Buttons, Gold Cord Trimming, Dimensionals

Let the party begin!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to Connie Babbert’s site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Summer15SiggyMary

I Think You’re Great

CCMC370Happy Thursday!  Can you believe it…August is almost over!  We have had such GORGEOUS weather around it.  It is AMAZING…is AUGUST and we have had our windows open and our AC off.  That is sooooo wonderful.  I just love this kind of weather…I wish it was like this all the time!

We have a really fun color challenge for you this week.  It’s Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black.  I have to say…I started out with something completely different for my card but I though tit ended up being such a FUN card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out some stars using the star framelits – Pool Party/small star, Watermelon Wonder/ layer the two framelits.  Punch out some little stars using the Itty Bitty Accents Star Punch.  Add all to the card front layering some using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Way to Go using Versamark on Whisper White and Black Emboss.  Cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

What a GREAT card for a celebration!  And it’s also time to celebrate but subscribing for the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session.

August CollageThe AUGUST 15 Mini Session is now OPEN!!!  WOO HOOO!  So, do you want to have access to some GREAT ideas using products from the new catalog?  And then later on get a GREAT idea for a ‘Howl-o-ween’ card set?  Check it out!

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips.

Sets used for this collection

    • Build a Birthday
    • From Land to Sea
    • Wild About Flowers
    • Gift from the Garden
    • Build a Banner (using it for other than banners!)
    • BONUS:  Howl-o-ween Treat

Wow…so what is this going to cost?  Only $8.95!  We we went LIVE yesterday (8/19) and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): I Think You’re Great
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Versamark
Other: Star Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Cheer All Year

CheerAllYear2I’m back again with another card using the ADORABLE bat from the Cheer All Year set.  DANG that little bat is CUTE!

When I was making my other card I had some extra pieces that I stamped and they were just sitting on my desk waiting to end up in another card!  LOL!!!  I love when I have extras and I can just put together another card from it.  The Happy Hauntings dsp works nicely with the bat…especially this tombstone print!

Here’s the details…

  • Tangelo Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Black/Vanilla Star print (Happy Hauntings) – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front.
  • Tombstone print (Happy Hauntings) – 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front.
  • Orange diagnal strip print (Happy Hauntings) – 2 3/4 x 3 3/4, round upper left corner, add to card front.
  • Crushed Curry – 2″ circle, add to card front.
  • Gold Glimmer – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Stamp BOO using Versamark on Very Vanilla, black emboss, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, layer on 1 1/4 Tangelo Twist Scallop Circle Punch.  Color BOO using Crushed Curry marker, ad using dimensionals.
  • Stamp bat using Versamark on Very Vanilla, cut out, add using dimensionals.

Did you know that NOW is a great time to subscriber to Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session?

August CollageThe AUGUST 15 Mini Session is now OPEN!!!  WOO HOOO!  So, do you want to have access to some GREAT ideas using products from the new catalog?  And then later on get a GREAT idea for a ‘Howl-o-ween’ card set?  Check it out!

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips.

Sets used for this collection

    • Build a Birthday
    • From Land to Sea
    • Wild About Flowers
    • Gift from the Garden
    • Build a Banner (using it for other than banners!)
    • BONUS:  Howl-o-ween Treat

Wow…so what is this going to cost?  Only $8.95!  We we went LIVE yesterday (8/19) and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Cheer All Year
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Happy Haunting dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Crushed Curry, Versamark
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Cheer All Year

CheerAllYear1Oh my word…can you believe it?  It’s MONDAY!!!  And not just ANY Monday that is…today is FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for me!  I am READY to go!  This term I am teaching 7 classes – 5 online and 2 face-to-face.  Going to be busy.  I have a little more than 200 students.  Will be busy the next 16 weeks!

But before I got back to school I spent the weekend stampin’ so that I would have some cards to share with you until I have the next little bit!

Here’s the details…

  • Tangelo Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Tombstone dsp – 3 5/8 x 4, add to Basic Black panel
  • Black/Vanilla Polka Dot – 1 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to Basic Black panel
  • Crush Curry – 2 1/2 ” circle, add to panel
  • Tangelo Twist diagonal stripe – 3/8 x 3 3/4, add on a diagonal
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp bat 2 times on Very Vanilla using Versamark, black emboss, cut out and add to card front
  • Stamp BOO using Tangelo Twist on Very Vanilla, punch using 1″ Circle Punch, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Spider 3 times on Very Vanilla using Versamark, black emboss, cut out and a dd using dimensionals.

How fun is that?  And speaking of FUN…

August CollageThe AUGUST 15 Mini Session is now OPEN!!!  WOO HOOO!  So, do you want to have access to some GREAT ideas using products from the new catalog?  And then later on get a GREAT idea for a ‘Howl-o-ween’ card set?  Check it out!

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips.

Sets used for this collection

    • Build a Birthday
    • From Land to Sea
    • Wild About Flowers
    • Gift from the Garden
    • Build a Banner (using it for other than banners!)
    • BONUS:  Howl-o-ween Treat

Wow…so what is this going to cost?  Only $8.95!  We we went LIVE yesterday (8/19) and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Cheer All Year
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Happy Haunting dsp
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Versamark
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

No Bones About It

Summer15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop where the FABULOUS designers pick a theme and we each off a project based on that theme.  For the month of August we are going to be having fun with the new incolors.  This week we are taking a look at CUCUMBER CRUSH!  This color makes my brain freeze!  It is that ONE that I talked about at the beginning of the month that is the one color I…DO…NOT…LIKE!!!  Okay…but I THINK I came up with an okay card…

CucumberDo you remember Glorious Green?  That was a color SU had waaaay back when I first started with SU (hint…started in 1999…LONG time ago!).  Anyway, as I was building up supplies I bought a pack of that paper.  When SU retired that color…I STILL had some of that pack left.  Yep…THAT wasn’t a favorite color either!  I did find though, I could ‘tone it down’ with grey so that is what I did to make Cucumber Crush to make it work for me!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Grey – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Cucumber Crush print (Cherry on the Top dsp) – three strips 1 1/8 x 3 3/8.  Round the top corners of one and the bottom corners of the other and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add 3 large silver Basic Metal Buttons – one to each strip.
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 3.  Stamp ‘foot prints’/Cucumber Crush, greeting/Memento Black, one dinosaur Smoky Slate/Memento Black, the other dinosaur Cucumber Crush/Memento Black.  Cut our the dinosaurs and add using dimensionals.
  • Wrap around the Smoky Slate Thick around panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): No Bones About It
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Cucumber Crush, Cherry on the Top dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Cucumber Crush
Other: Basic Metal Silver Buttons, Project Life Corner Rounder, Smoky Slate Thick Twine, Dimensionals

Let the party begin!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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