Monthly Archives: August 2013

Halloween Bash

CCMCFALL13-01Happy Saturday everyone!!!  Guess what?  We have just finished up our first week of Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collections 2013 AND it’s time for our Saturday Challenge!  We have a fun color challenge and since Halloween was our theme for the week, I used Halloween for this challenge!

The base of the card is Summer Starfruit.  I took a print from Witches Brew, layered it on Basic Black and then to the card base.  I took the striped print, cut two banners and added to the card front.  I inked the stamp using Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit markers, stamped on Very Vanilla, layered on Basic Black.  Then I punched out a Basic Black Artisan Punch, cut in half and added to the top and bottom to give it a different look.  I added this to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally I added some Candy Dots.  I inked just the bat from the ‘beware’ take, stamped on Very Vanilla, cut out and added to the card front to finish it off!

fallpromoI just LOVE Fall and everything about it!  And I LOVE Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013.  What is Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013?

Create with Connie and Mary
Fall Collection 2013

has begun!
• NEW card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!
• FREE Preview Projects were posted August 19 – 24 (so you could see what we are all about)!
• Fall Collection runs August 24 – September 21
• Features the Holiday Catalog AND 2013-2014 Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE samples
• Step-by-step DOWNLOADABLE PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and sign up today!

Set(s): Halloween Bash
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Witches Brew dsp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black
Other: Artisan Label Punch, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Halloween Happiness

SwapTGIF!!!!  Yep…REALLY happy here that it is Friday!  Boy…getting back to school always takes awhile to adjust to for me!

Since this is ‘Halloween Week’ on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 I thought I’d share still another Halloween card I made for you.  This was actually one I made a while back for the Control Freak Fall Swap and I was saving it to show this week!

Here’s some details…base of the card is Tangerine Tango.  I took a piece of Basic Black, added a piece of the Witches Brew dsp to the top of the piece then ran a piece of Pumpkin pie through the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and added to the bottom of the piece of Basic Black.  I wrapped a piece of the Basic Black Chevron ribbon around the panel then added to the card front.  I cut a tag out of Very Vanilla using the Chalk Talk Frame.  I added a piece of the black print dsp from Witches Break to the bottom (and trimmed the corners), stamped the pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Black on a strip of Pear Pizzazz, cut in to a banned and added to the the tag.  The tag is added using dimensionals.  I add an Old Olive ad a Pear Pizzazz Candy Dot to finish it off.

fallpromoI just LOVE Fall and everything about it!  And I LOVE Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013.  What is Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013?

Create with Connie and Mary
Fall Collection 2013

has begun!
• NEW card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!
• FREE Preview Projects were posted August 19 – 24 (so you could see what we are all about)!
• Fall Collection runs August 24 – September 21
• Features the Holiday Catalog AND 2013-2014 Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE samples
• Step-by-step DOWNLOADABLE PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and sign up today!

Set(s): Halloween Happiness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Witches Brew dsp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black
Other: Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Subtiles Candy Dot, Brights Candy Dots, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Halloween Happiness

CCMC266WOOO HOOO!!!  The Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection has started and this week we are all about Halloween!  I know…you’ve been seeing a lot of this set from me…but it is my favorite Halloween set in the mini so I used it for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – it’s a color challenge this week!

The base of the card is Chocolate Chip.  I took a piece of Very Vanilla, added the Tangerine Tango sweater print to the top, the Crushed Curry plaid print to the bottom and added a thin strip of the Chocolate Chip Herringbone across it.  Next I stamped the pumpkin using Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and a little Garden Green on Very Vanilla, layered onto Chocolate Chip, added flags from the herringbone and sweater prints then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I made a bow (click on the tutorial tab above for how I make my bows) using Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and the new Candy Dots brad base.  I added to the panel then added a Chocolate Chip Candy Dot on top.  The panel is added to the card front using dimensionals.  I finished it off with some Crushed Curry Candy Dots.

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.

Set(s): Halloween Happiness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Gardent
Other: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Candy Dot Brad Base, Regals Candy Dots, Neutrals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Thankful

SUOHappy Tuesday and welcome to another SUO Challenge!  This week it’s all about Ribbons and Bows!  How fun can that be!  So I decided to pull out my Gift Bow die for the Bow part and throw a little ribbon in there.

The base of the card is Tangerine Tango 6 1/2 x 3 1/4.  I took a piece of Soft Sky, layered on Chocolate Chip, wrapped a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon around it, added a strip of the Tangerine Tango Sweater Weather dsp then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I cut the ‘thankful’ in Chocolate Chip using the Expression Thinlits and added to the card front.  I made the bow from the Crushed Curry Plaid dsp (Sweater Weather), a 7/8″ Scallop Circle and a Cajun Craze Button tided on with Linen Thread.  Oh…such an easy card..but NO STAMPIN’!  DANG…that’s two card that I recently did where I didn’t do any stamping!  EEK!!!!

So check out the other cards by the SUO design team and join the fun!

Set(s): NONE
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: NONE
Other: Regals Buttons, Gift Bow Die, Expression Thinlits, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Halloween Happiness

TSSC277Happy Monday everyone!  It’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and since we are celebrating Halloween this week on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013, I thought I’d use this fun Halloween set!

The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie.  I took the striped print from Witches Brew, added Basic Black strips to the top and bottom and added to the card front.  Next I stamped the row of pumpkins on Very Vanilla using Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.  I stamped the pumpkins a second time in Pumpkin Pie, cut out and added using dimensionals.  I added some Basic Black along the bottom.  I made a bow (click on the tutorial link above for a tutorial on how I make my bows) using Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon and the Candy Dot bases and added to the panel.  I added a Basic Black Dot to the center of the brad.  I added the panel to the card base using dimensionals.  Finally I stamped the greeting using Basic Black on Summer Starfruit, cut into a banner, added a Basic Black Glimmer Brad and added the banner to the card front to finish it up!

TSSC277This was such a fun and easy sketch it is!  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” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

fallpromoI just LOVE Fall and everything about it!  And I LOVE Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013.  What is Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013?

Create with Connie and Mary
Fall Collection 2013

has begun!
• NEW card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!
• FREE Preview Projects were posted August 19 – 24 (so you could see what we are all about)!
• Fall Collection runs August 24 – September 21
• Features the Holiday Catalog AND 2013-2014 Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE samples
• Step-by-step DOWNLOADABLE PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and sign up today!

Set(s): Halloween Happiness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Witches Brew dsp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black
Other: Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Candy Dot Bases, Neutral Candy Dots, Neutral Glimmer Brads, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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BOO

BOODid I scare you???  hehehehehe…I’m sure I didn’t!  But I do need to scare you because today is the LAST DAY for the Early Bird Special on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 and if don’t sign up today…you have to pay $5 more!  So sign up today for only $19.95 and SAVE!

The other reason I made this card is my Connie (Yep…that would be Connie of Create with Connie and Mary) has THE MOST ADORABLE BOO Decoration on her Inkspired Treasures blog AND she has a FREE tutorial for it AND she is offering BLOG CAND!!!  WOW…WHAT A DAY!!!  So don’t be scared off…head to her blog NOW!

So…a little about my card…the base of the card is Basic Black.  I took a piece of Pumpkin Pie and added three prints from the Witches Brew pack and added the panel to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I took a piece of Basic Black and since I needed it longer than the Apothecary Accent framelit, I did each end separately.  I added some Pumpkin Glitter Brads then added the label to the card front using dimensionals.  The B (Pumpkin Pie) is from the Typeset Alphabet Die, the ‘Os’ are 1 1/4″ circles…one is Summer Starfruit and the other is Pumpkin Pie.  The Starfruit one is on dimensionals.  My little bats are made from the Bitty Butterfly punch (check out my video here I show how to make these I think about halfway through the video) and added to the Os.  I added some rhinestones to the bats, the B and the Summer Starfruit dsp piece.

And can you believe it…NO STAMPIN’!

fallpromoSo you don’t want to miss Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013!  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS TODAY!!!  No…really you don’t!  I just LOVE Fall and everything about it!  And I LOVE Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013.  What is Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013?

EARLY BIRD signups for the
Create with Connie and Mary
Fall Collection 2013

have begun!
• NEW card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!
• FREE Preview Projects August 19 – 24 (so you can see what we are all about)!
• Fall Collection runs August 24 – September 21
• Features the Holiday Catalog AND 2013-2014 Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE samples
• Step-by-step DOWNLOADABLE PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and sign up today!

Set(s): NONE — I can’t believe it!
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Witches Brew dsp
Ink: NONE
Other: Typeset Alphabet Dies, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Brights Glimmer Brads, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Magnificent Maple

MapleOh my word…PREVIEW WEEK for Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 is ALMOST OVER!!!  And with it the Early Bird Special where you can save $5 off the regular $24.95 price!  So…for only $19.95…you get 4 incredible weeks of Halloween and Fall ideas!  WOW!!!  I don’t know about you…but I absolutely LOVE Fall.

Oh…did I mention BLOG CANDY???  Today…TWO, not one but TWO…of our Design Team will be giving away BLOG CANDY!!!  WHO???  Well head over to Create with Connie and Mary and find out!  Oh…and while you are at it…take a minute and subscribe!  The projects are just soooo wonderful!

Okay…so now it’s time for my card…I decided to do a pretty simple card!  The base of the card is Whisper White with the bottom right corner rounded.  Then I took another piece of Whisper White, rounded the bottom right corner too and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaf on Whisper White using Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay, cut out and added to the card front.  I added a thin strip of the Rich Razzleberry.  Next I pulled out my Another Thank You (Photopolymer set), inked with Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry, stamped on Whisper White, cut into a banner and added using dimensionals.  Finally I took a Bermuda Bay button, tied Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon on it then added using Glue Dots to finish it off.

fallpromoSo you don’t want to miss Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013!  No…really you don’t!  I just LOVE Fall and everything about it!  And I LOVE Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013.  What is Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013?

EARLY BIRD signups for the
Create with Connie and Mary
Fall Collection 2013

have begun!
• NEW card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!
• FREE Preview Projects August 19 – 24 (so you can see what we are all about)!
• Fall Collection runs August 24 – September 21
• Features the Holiday Catalog AND 2013-2014 Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE samples
• Step-by-step DOWNLOADABLE PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and sign up today!

Set(s): Magnificent Maple, Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Other: Brights Buttons, Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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