Happy Celebrations

suo166Happy Tuesday!  I had yesterday off and it was WONDERFUL having an extra day off.  I got the first draft of a big project I’m working on done of Friday so I actually had a little break – YAY!!!!

Well…it’s time for another SUO Challenge and our theme is ’embossing’ either dry or heat embossing…I decided to go with BOTH!

Do you LOVE the new Happy Celebrations set?  I know that I do!  Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – just a little note…I found that the THICK Whisper White really works the best with these embossing folders! 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the ‘happy’ Celebrations Duo Embossing folder then stamp the paint ‘swish’ (that’s what it looks like to me!) in Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Watermelon Wonder, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card fornt
  • Basic black – punch out large balloon and a 1/8 x 2 3/4 sliver
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out small balloon and a 1/8 x 2 3/4 sliver, add the ‘slivers’ behind the balloons and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, add using dimensionals

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

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
Other: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Balloon Duo Punch, White Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Detailed Dragonflies

dragonflyyellowblackHappy Sunday!  I think I’ve mentioned before just how happy I am that we have an AMAZING dragonfly set and framelits in the Occasions mini.  Major happy dance!  This month I used these for my project on Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition.

I saw the challenge for The Paper Players today and just had to do this card.  The challenge is black, white and one other color…I went with Daffodil Delight!

Here’s the detail…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Black/White print (Pop of Pink dsp) – 3 1/4 x 4 /12, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out large dragonfly, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out one of the small dragonflies from the cluster of little dragonflies and hope from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits, add both using dimesnionals

Pretty cool!  And remember if you would like my project from the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition (along with 14 fabulous cards featuring three different sets and another delightful 3D project) it’s not too late to subscribe…head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  You can also subscribe to both January AND February and you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opened on the 11th.

Set(s): none
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Daffodil Delight, Pop of Pink dsp
Ink: none
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Sunshine Wished Thinlits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Birthday Celebration

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Happy Saturday everyone!  WOO HOO…it’s a three day weekend for me and I just LOVE having the extra day off….so I’m celebrating!  Okay…we are celebrating here at the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop as we do Birthday Celebrations!

Okay…I go absolutely crazy over sets that have geometric shapes and ‘loose’ images – you now Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge…things like that.  So…Happy Celebrations have my name all over it!  LOL!!!

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Now isn’t that an absolutely happy card?  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the confetti embossing folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, stamp the long splotchy image in Peek-a-boo Peach and Watermelon Wonder (peach and watermelon – YUMMY!), stamp celebrate in Memento Black
  • Basic Black – punch out the two different size balloon and add to panel – use Basic Black marker to add the ‘strings’
  • Peek-a-boo Peach incolor envelope dsp, 1/2 x 5 1/2, add along top of panel
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add along bottom of panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Oh…how cool is this!  And speaking of cool…Did you know that the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition recented opened?  No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Peek-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Balloon Duo Punch, Confetti Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Avant Garden

ccmc440Are you having a good January?  Are you Sale-a-brating?  If you haven’t sale-a-brated yet, now is a great time!

I’m such a pushover for a great flower set and I just love the Avant Garden set in the the SAB brochure.  Mostly I love the ‘watercolor’ looking pieces…not so much the line one…have to play with that some.  When I was trying to decide on a set for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week – Real Red, Kraft (or Crumb Cake) and Black.  Originally I was going to a ‘Valentine’ card but Connie did one and I went in a different direction.

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Kraft – okay this piece was on my desk and just worked – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut the edge or the left side on angles (you can see from the picture it’s not straight across) add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp flower in Real Red twice – once ‘full strength’ and one stamped off, flower center – once “full strength” in Memento Black and once stamped off, stamp ‘splatter’ in Crumb Cake and greeting in Memento Black; round bottom left corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Take the backs off some Perfect White Accents and add to card front using Tombow Glue –  I love the clear look you get when you take the back off these!

Did you know that YESTERDAY the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition opened?  No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Cool Treats

cool-treats-2It’s really crazy around here…it’s January 11th and it is 52 degrees…this is really nuts.  It’s been overcast and rainy all day…not fun!

So I decided things needed to be brightened up a bit and I thought that I’d share a bright and happy card for an overcast and dreary day!

I made this card when my friends came over to play and my friend had been at the OnStage event and got this set.  I had sooooo much fun playing with it and I think it really brightens things up around here!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp cones with Crumb Cake/Early Espresso, Ice Cream – Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party/Bermuda Bay, Peek-a-boo Peach/Pumpkin Pie, sprinkles in Early Espresso
  • Early Espresso – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer Whisper White panel on it and then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched oval, stamp happiest birthday using Bermuda Bay and Watermelon Wonder and sprinkles using Early Espresso.  Add to card front using dimensionals to finish off.

Doesn’t that make you happy?  And do you know what else would make you happy?  Getting some WONDERFUL exclusive tutorials…it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Flourishing Phrases

dragonflygoldslateI don’t know if I mentioned this but I am SOOOOO happy that SU has a dragonfly set…SOOOOO happy!

The best part of this set is that I LOVE the way it pairs with the flourish…it’s like they were made to go together!

The Create with Connie and Mary January November Mini Session will open in TWO DAY…WOOO HOOO!!!  and I got to use the Dragonfly Dreams set and thinlits!  But here’s a card I made for today…here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emoboss
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add Smoky Slate panel and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the flourish and add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out the dragonfly and add using dimensionals

Wasn’t that easy?  And it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

It’s a Sale-a-bration

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Happy Sale-a-bration everyone!  Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop of 2017…and we are celebrating with Sale-a-bration!  Oh the fun!

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Oh…I absolutely LOVE the look of this card…it is just HAPPY!  And with the cold and snow where in Ohio…I need HAPPY!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach Envelope dsp – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp flower in Peek-a-boo Peach – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off; stamp again in Flirty Flamingo – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off, stamp leaves (full strenght and stamped off) around the flowers, stamp the dots using Sahara Sand, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Wrap some Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the panel then add to card front using dimensionals

See…happy card!  You know what else makes me happy?

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy