Nailed It

Okay…FREAKING out here!  We are closing on the home we purchased NEXT WEEK….LET THE CRAZINESS BEGIN!  SOOOOO much to do…so little time!

But it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a fun sketch for you.  I did change mine around a bit – flipping the one panel.  FINALLY had the chance to use my Nailed It set….oh so fun!

Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Delightful Dijon – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Hexagon Dynamics folder and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2 x 4 1/4, use the ‘ruler’ Build It Framelit and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4 x 2 1/2, stamp nails using Memento Black
  • Urban Underground – Silver/Black specialty print – 1 x 2 1/2, add to right side of panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch our using Classic Label Punch, trim off left side, add using dimesnionals, add Urban Underground Embellishment to piece
  • Stamp hammer on Smoky Slate and Delightful Dijon using Memento Black, cut out both, add Delightful Dijon handle to Smoky Slate piece, add to card front using dimensionals

So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what our very talented design team did with this sketch!

Set(s): Nailed it
Paper: Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Build It Framelits, Hexagon Dynamics Embossing Folder, Urban Underground Embellishements, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Weather Together

This time the SUO challenge theme is A Favorite April theme.  As soon as I saw that, I thought April Showers.  I just love the Weather Together set and just haven’t used it enough (sure hope it doesn’t retire!).  The umbrella was perfect for an April Showers theme!

I didn’t want to use any of the greetings that came with the set but LOVE the greeting from Beautiful you and it worked just perfectly with my card.  It looks so good with in different colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry, stamp raindrop in Sof Sky
  • Succulent Garden dsp (Calypso Coral print) – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind right side Whisper White panel
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind left side, Whisper White panel, add panel to card front
  • Succulent Garden dsp (flower print) – stamp umbrell using Memento Black, cut out
  • Basic Grey – cut out handle (I cut into pieces to I can make longer) add to back of umbrella
  • Sweet Sugarplum – cut out umbrella handle, add to umbrella, add umbrella to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

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

Set(s): Weather Together, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Alphabet Cards

It’s that time again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and WOW…this is our last one in March!  This week the team will be featuring Alphabet cards – cards using letters.  Well with that…I just HAD to use the Large Letters Framelits.

For this week I decided to keep things REALLY simple.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I had the idea for this card.  SOOO quick and easy!

Here’s the details..

  • Smoky Slate – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 x 6 1/4, add do card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out HELLO, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger flower Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder, smaller flower Peek-a-Boo Peach/Pumpkin Pie, leaves Emerald Envy, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off
Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White THICK, Smoky Slate
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy
Other: Large Letters Framelits, Everyday Jar Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

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Special Reason

I soooo like this new set – Special Reason.  The flowers are just such a cool shape and with the Stylish Stems thinlets, you get so many options for using this.

This week the inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary is a cool color combo – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

I was going through my dsp looking for something I could use and found some prints in the So Succulent dsp that would work.  So I started with that and built my card front there.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum Gingham print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Mint Succulent print – 3/4 x 4 1/2, ad to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, cut on angles and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Stitched Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in So Saffron, small flower in Sweet Sugarplum and large and small leaves in Mint Macaron, cut all out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 2, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, cut into a banner on both ends, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This card just says SPRING to me! If you are looking for great ideas for spring events and the Occasions Mini, then the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition is for you!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Succulent Garden dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Farewell to SAB

It is hard to believe that we are now on the downside of March which means that soon SAB will be over!  Knowing that the end is near for SAB the theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop is Farewell to SAB – using our favorite SAB set!

With so much going on right now with getting ready to move I am definitely all about CAS (clean and simple!).  The Avant Garden is a perfect set for doing that!

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Carried Away dsp (Watermelon Wonder print – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals on an angle.
  • Whisper White – stamp flower with Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Flirty Flamingo stamped off, stamp leaves in Mint Macaron and stamp off, flower centers in Night of Navy and stamped off, stamp dots using Smoky Slate stamped off, add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • It’s hard to see but add CLEAR sequins from the Metallic Sequins collection to finish off

There is still time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition. Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Carried Away dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Other: Metallic Sequins, 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 Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Pun Intended

It’s Thursday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we have a GREAT (and very easy) sketch.

I haven’t used my Pun Intended set for awhile now (and with the weather around here anymore it seems like one big joke!) I thought it would be a great idea to use it.  You also know that since it is a hostess set, it will be gone when the catalog retires!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, stamp the heart in Real Read along the bottom 1/4 of the card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – three 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, stamp light bulb using Memento Black, color with Daffodil Delight Marker and add each to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp the little hear three times using Real Red, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp greeting using Real Red, punch out using the Classic Label Punch, trim off one end and add using dimensionals
  • Add small Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Oh how simple and what a fun idea for the hostess set.  If you are looking for ideas for the Occasions Mini, then the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition is for you!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Pun Intended (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Other: Classic Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

High Tide

I decided it was time that I buy the new High Tide set.  I LOVE lighthouses but for some reason decided I didn’t NEED this set.  I did keep looking at it and finally decided the time had come.

I have  wonderful group of women that meet every month and we always make a couple cards.  I decided yesterday morning that I wanted to do a card with this set with them and came up with this idea.  I wanted to use some of my By the Shore dsp since, as we all know, that paper will be going away in the next catalog.  I was really happy with how it turned out and the ladies enjoyed it too!

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sahara Sand – 4 x 5 1/4, wrap piece of Night of Navy Bakers Twine around the panel and add to card front
  • Calypso Coral Starfish dsp – 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Dapper Denim wide strip dsp – 3 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, stamp lighthouse using Calypso Coral, greeting using Dapper Denim, sand using Sahara Sand, ‘light’ using So Saffron, add to card front using dimensionals

Isn’t that AWESOME!  I think it is very cool indeed.

And speaking of very cool…the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): High Tide
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, By the Tide dsp
Ink: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Dapper Denim
Other: Night of Navy Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!