Monthly Archives: June 2013

Regarding Dahlias

CreateWk1Oh…happy Saturday and welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013 Saturday Challenge!  On Sunday through Friday the projects we show are exclusive to our subscribers but on Saturday we have a challenge for our members (and everyone) to enjoy!  These are the only project that you will see on the public side and on our blogs.  This week we have a sketch challenge – always a favorite!

This past week we celebrated nature and one of the sets was Regarding Dahlias…what a FUN set!  The base of the is Daffodil Delight.  I took a print from the Gingham Garden dsp, layered on Island Indigo and added to the card base.  I stamped the dahlia on Whisper White using versamark, black embossed, colored with the Daffodil Delight marker and a blender pen, cut out and added using dimensionals.  I added the Island Indigo Gingham print using dimensionals, then stamped thank you using Island Indigo on Whisper White, cut into a tag, added a Crushed Curry Button with White Baker’s twine then added using dimensionals to finish it off.

You want to make sure you check out the AWESOME cards from our Design Team…they are THE BEST…so head over to Create with Connie and Mary now.

summerpromoWhat’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Although we have already started, it’s not too late to join!  The projects are based on New Catalog supplies and will be good ALL YEAR!!!!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Gingham Garden dsp
Ink: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Regals Button, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Four You

ICHere’s a REALLY quick card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS.  You can see my inspiration piece from the Lily Pulitzer site here.

The base of the card is Whisper White I took a piece of the Pear Pizzazz Co’ordinations paper, embossed hello in white and added it to a piece of Midnight Muse.  I took another piece of the paper, ran through the Chevron Embossing Folder, sanded it, then added to the bottom.  I wrapped a piece of the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon around it, made a bow with the oval punch and Midnight Muse paper, added it to the cardfront then added a Midnight Muse Dahlia to the center.  I added this panel to the card base using dimensionals.

Yep…that is really ALL THERE  IS to this card!  I love ’em Clean and Simple!

summerpromoThe Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection has just begun this week and we are featuring nature and flowers!!!  What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Pear Pizzazz Co’ordinations
Ink: Versamark
Other: Oval Punch,White Embossing Powder, Incolor Dahlias, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Chevron Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Wildflower Meadow

CF SwapSince this week is all about Nature on Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013, I thought I would share the card I did for the Control Freak swaps.

The base of the card is Strawberry Slush.  I took a piece of Whisper white, added a piece of the gingham print from Gingham Gardens dsp, layered on Smoky Slate and added to the card front.  I took a piece of Whisper White, ran though the Wildflower Meadow Embossing folder, added a Pear Pizzazz Large Scallop on one side, a strip of Pear Pizzazz on the other then layered a thin strip of the Strawberry Slush by the scallop.  I added this to the card front.  I took my marker and drew in the stem, stamped the flower in Strawberry Slush, cut out and added to the card front.  It’s hard to see but I added some Dazzling Details to the center of the flower.  Finally I stamped the greeting in Melon Mambo and Old Olive marker, punched with the Artisan Punch and added to the card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

summerpromoThe Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection has just begun this week and we are featuring nature and flowers!!!  What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Wildflower Meadow, Lovely Label
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Gingham Garden dsp
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Other: Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Dazzling Details, Artisan Label Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Flower Shop

CCMC258See…I told you that you would be seeing more of this fun Flower Shop set!  It’s Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge and this week it is bright and happy color combo!

This is one of the quick and easy cards!  The base of the card is Daffodil delight.  I took a piece of Whisper White, layered onto Night of Navy and added to the card base.  Next I punched a 2 1/2″ half circle from the new Daffodil Delight dsp (Brights dsp paper pack) and added to the card.  I took a strip of Melon Mambo, stamped my friend from the Six Sided Sampler set, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  Next I stamped the loopy flower using the new style Daffodil Delight pad and quickly covered in Clear Embossing Powder and embossed it.  I love with the new style pads if you move quickly you can emboss with them!  I punched with the Pansy Punch then punch another flower from Night of Navy.  I used two of the petals behind the flower as ‘leaves’.  Next I took a NEW Melon Mambo button and added it to the center of the flower using White Baker’s Twine.  I added the flower to the card front using dimensionals.

summerpromoThe Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection has just begun this week and we are featuring nature and flowers!!!  What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Flower Shop, Six Sided Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Bright dsp paper pack
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Other: Pansy Flower Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Bitty Butterfly

CASologyFreeSo the CASology theme this time is FREE.  WOW…what a theme!  My first thought was patriotic then I thought of the title “Butterflies are Free” and decided to go with that interpretation of the theme.

This is really quite a quick card.  The base of the card is 3 3 /4 x 11 folded.  I took another piece of the Whisper White, ran it through the embossing folder then added to the card front.  I love this saying that was part of the SAB Vintage Verses and since that is gone…I just used my MDS program to to this greeting in Smoky Slate and Real Red, printed it onto Whisper White and cut out.  Next I added 8 butterflies in Pool Party in one in Real Red Polka Dotted.  It’s a little hard to see but the red one has rhinestones for the body.  I added a short little scallop edge in Real Red than added this panel to the card front using dimensionals to finish it off!

summerpromoThis week on Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection we are all about nature and I thought butterflies goes quite nicely with that!

What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Set(s): Vintage Verses (digital)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Polka Dotted Parade dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red (both digital)
Other: Bitty Butterfly, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Edge Punch, MDS, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Regarding Dahlias

TSSC269Oh…I do LOVE this set!  The flower is just sooo striking!  I’m really having fun playing with this set and it’s one of the sets being featured on Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013.  My FAVORITE thing to do with this set is to emboss it with Black Embossing Powder and then color it in!  The Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge was perfect for using this image!

The base of the card if Strawberry Slush.  I too a piece of Pistachio Pudding dsp, added some of the fun Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon behind it then added to the card front.  I added a thin strip of Strawberry Slush cardstock across is.  Next I stamped the Dahlia in Versamark on Whisper White, black embossed then colored in using Strawberry Slush marker and a blender pen.  This is layered on Pistachio Pudding then added using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting with versamark, black embossed, punched with the Artisan punch then did another one in Strawberry Slush, cut in half, layered behind then added using dimensionals.  I added some Basic Rhinestones for just a touch of bling!

TSSC269Well lookie there…I actually followed the sketch pretty closely!  I know you want to play join us and we’d love to have you play along!  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

summerpromoWhat’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Set(s): Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, 2013-2015 Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Versamark
Other: Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon, Artisan Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Clean & Simple

CAS226Oh my favorite three words…CLEAN AND SIMPLE!!!  And I always look forward to the CAS challenge on SCS and love when I can play along!  This week the challenge was an inspiration challenge from Pintrest.  You know the whole thing about CAS is just that…to keep it clean and simple but it is more than just stamping a image on a folded piece of cardstock…there has to be those little extras…well, at least for me!

This was SOOO quick and easy to make.  The base is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White, stamped the greeting from Regarding Dahlias (one of the sets we are using this week on Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013) in Basic Black.  I then score two lines add added this to the card front using dimensionals.  I decided the inspiration colors were Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise and punched out the medium flower from the Boho Blossom Punch in each of the colors.  I snipped between the ‘petals’, folded up the petals then added to the card front.  I love grounding bright colors like this with a little bit of black so the center of each flower is 1/4″ Basic Clack Circle and then just a little rhinestone in the center of each to finish it off.

summerpromoWe have just started the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013 and this week it is all about nature!

What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Regarding Dahlias

Preview 7OH MY…it’s Day 7 of Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013!  That means it is also the LAST DAY for the Early Bird Special.  For the rest of today, you can sign up for $19.95…that’s $5 off the regular price of $24.95.

Now today is also a FUN day on Create with Connie and Mary…Connie is sharing her super sweet Preview Project AND there’s a FREE downloadable tutorial AND MORE!!!  You need to head over to Create with Connie and Mary NOW!

Flower Shop FavorsHere’s a little SNEAK PEEK of that totally AWESOME project Connie did!  Oh my gosh…this is SOOOOOOO STINKIN’ CUTE you do NOT want to miss it!  So remember…head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to get the FABULOUS FREE tutorial!

The card is also for CAS-ual Friday – over the edge.  So about my card…the base of the card is Basic Black 3 1/2 x 11 folded.  I added a piece of the Modern Medley dsp to the base.  I took a piece of Pistachio Pudding, stamped the greeting with Versamark and embossed with Black.  I cut into a banner and added to the card base hanging it over the edge.  Next I stamped the Dahlia using Versamark on Very Vanilla, black embossed, cut out and added using dimensionals – hanging it over the edge some.  I finished it off by adding some pearls.

summerpromoWhat’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Modern Medley dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Flower Shop

IC394Oh..I so do LOVE this set and matching punch!  It is soooo easy to work with.  As I as looking through the thomaspaul site, I came across this cool pillow and knew I could use my fun set!

The base of the card is Smoky Slate.  I took a piece of Natural White, layered onto Real Red then to the card base using dimensionals.  I cut out three of the Little Leaves sizzlets in Basic Black with the one going off the edge (this is for the CAS-ual Friday challenge of Over the Edge).  I stamped the flower in Smoky Slate and Real Red and punched out.  I punched the smallest flower from the Boho Blossom punch in Real Red and Basic Black, added a Jumbo Rhinestone to the center and added to the center of the flower.  I added these to the card front…the red one is added using a dimensional.  I stamped the greeting using Real Red on Smoky Slate, cut out and added using dimensionals to finish it off.

summerpromoGuess what?  It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection!!!  What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): Flower Shop, Timeless Talk
Paper: Natural White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red
Other: Little Leaves Sizzlet, Boho Blossom Punch, Pansy Punch, Jumbo Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Flower Shop

Flower ShopDo you ever have an idea for a card and it actually works out just the way you thought it would?  Oh…I just get soooo excited when it happens like that!

Preview week for Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013 end TOMORROW (Saturday) which means the early bird special of $5 off the regular edition price of $24.95 also ends tomorrow!  You don’t want to miss out!  Did you know that the Summer Collection will feature 24 AMAZING projects using products from the NEW CATALOG?  Yep…24 project for only $19.95…and that is less than a $1 a project and EACH has a full downloadable tutorials!

Our projects only EXCLUSIVE to our subscribers and will NOT be seen anywhere else.  You really don’t want to miss it so make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary today to sign up!  Oh…and while you are there…you might want to find out about the FREE Preview Tutorial being offered today and BLOG CANDY!  But you have to head over there NOW!

And now for my card…the base of the card is Coastal Cabana.  I added a piece of the Coastal Cabana Chevron on the bottom and a thin strip of Smoky Slate on top of it.  I cut out a Chalk Talk tag and stamped hello in Smoky Slate.  I added this to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the flower from Flower Shop using Coastal Cabana on Whisper White, punched with the Pansy Punch and added to the card front.  Aren’t they cool centers to my flowers?  Yep…I FINALLY got out my NEW CLAY to play today and these are the smallest flower.  How fun is THAT!!!

So…don’t forget…head over to Create with Connie and Mary NOW and make sure you don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special!

Set(s): Flower Shop, Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, 2013-2015 In Color Paper Pack
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate
Other: Chalk Talk Framelits, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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