Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tour de Freaks – Sept

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Welcome to the September Tour de Freaks where we are all about HALLOWEEN!!!!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Wendy Weixler’s Wickedly Wonderful Creations Blog.  Weren’t the project just wonderful?

So…I was thinking about what to do for Halloween and I really didn’t buy that much from the mini and then I said to myself…why not do some My Digital Studio stuff?  I love using MDS because there are so many ways to adjust the images and to use them.  So that is what I did.  The other GREAT thing about MDS?  The stuff NEVER retires!  COOL!!!  So let’s start with my card…

HalloweenCardThe base of the card is Summer Starfruit.  I took a piece of the Witches Brew dsp, layered on Basic Black and then to the card front.  Next I added a thin black banner then a thicker Summer Starfruit banner.  The images were all done in MDS, printed out on Very Vanilla and cut out.  I layered the ‘celebrate’ label on Basic Black, added a Basic Black Artisan Label punch piece on the top and bottom and added to the card front using dimensionals.  The Halloween banner was also done in MDS, printed of and added using dimensionals.  The bats were made from the ‘BEWARE’ oval image in MDS.  I got rid of the ‘extra’ around it, made bigger.  I added some Rhinestones to finish it off.  The digital sets I used were…Halloween Bash and Spooky Central Design Ensemble (the little spider on a web that I added to it).

HalloweenFrameSo now for my very favorite of my two projects…a cute little Halloween frame!  I found this frame at Michael’s and I thought it would make a perfect little Halloween frame and I was right!  The central panel is made like the card…just bigger!  I love making something once then being able to resize!  I used the Decorative Label Punch on the top and bottom.  In my top little panel I used a Pumpkin Pie Artisan Label, the BEWARE scallop oval resized and colored and then added the bat.  The cat is from the digital Spooky Bingo Bits layered on a Summer Starfruit 1 1/4″ Circle.  The the bottom panel is Pumpkin Pie Bracket Label, digital pumpkin from Halloween Happiness and the admit one from Halloween Bash.  Now I did use A TON of dimensionals on this…lots of dimension on this!  I wrapped some dsp around the outside of the frame and then added a fake ‘handle’ on the top out of Basic Black.  Rhinestones were added to finish things off!

So…how much fun are those!  I just LOVE MDS and all the things you can do with it. Mostly I just using things for hybrid projects but they always turn out just so COOL!!!!!

So now it’s time to head on over to Jason’s Stampin’ Pad.  He has some great Halloween cards for you!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Tags 4 You

CCMC269It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week…it’s a FUN sketch!  I was having a touch time figuring out what I wanted to do for the challenge and then decided a nice sunflower would work!

The base of the card is 4 x 11 Wild Wasabi Folded.  I took two strips of Wild Wasabi, ran through the Pretty Prints Embossing Folder and added to the top and bottom.  I took a piece of Very Vanilla and used the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge in Sahara Sand and added to the card front.  I added a Chocolate Chip Herringbone print banner than a pointed strip in Wild Wasabi.  The Sunflower is Blossom Petal die – bottom layer Crushed Curry, top layer Crushed Curry print from Sweater Weather.  Each layer is sponged with Crushed Curry.  Leaves are the outline stamp from Gently Falling – Wild Wasabi stamped with Chocolate Chip, cut out and added behind the flower.  I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla, punched with Bracket Punch and added to the center of the flower using dimensionals.  I added the flower to the card front.

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): Tags 4 You, Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Other: Pretty Prints Embossing Folder, Bracket Punch, Blossom Party Die, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Gorgeous Grunge

GrungeWhat a perfect name for this set – GORGEOUS GRUNGE!!!  This was one of the FREE sets we got at convention this year and it was really hard to wait to get it.  Last night I had a workshop with a great group of ladies I have been meeting with monthly for about 11 years…yep…that long!  They are such a wonderful group of ladies and we always have such a good time together.  Anyway the hostess wanted me to do a card using Gorgeous Grunge and this was one of our mnts.

This is such an EASY card…the base of the card is Bermuda Bay.  I took a piece of Whisper White, stamped the larger splatter using Pumpkin Pie, the smaller in Bermuda Bay and the diagonal stripes in StazOn Jet Black.  I added a strip of Basic Black along the side and added to the card base using Dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using StazOne Jet Black on Pumpkin Pie and added using dimensionals.

How fun is this??  Clean and simple!

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): Gorgeous Grunge, Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Festive Flurry

TSSC280Oh is there ever a fun and different sketch on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  I decided when I saw it to just keep it clean and simple!

The base of the card is Pool Party.  I stamped the greeting from the Calm Christmas set using Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I stamped the smallest snowflake from the Festive Flurry set using Versamark on Whisper White and embossed in Silver.  I cut them out using the Festive Flurry Frames and added to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally I added two sizes of Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC280This 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): Festive Flurry, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Versmark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Festive Flurry Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Marvelous Maple

CCMCFALL13-03We just finished Week 3 of Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 and this week was one of two where we are celebrating all things Fall!  (My most favorite time of the year!)  My card this week is based on a design I’ve seen ‘on the net’ but I did a little twist on mine.

The base of the card is Soft Sky and I rounded the bottom right corner.  I took 3 Very Vanilla panels.  One is the maple leaf in Chocolate Chip, one the maple leaf in Crushed Curry and one the maple leaf in Soft Sky.  I used my Gorgeous Grunge set in Sahara Sand on each.  I added a thin piece of the dsp from the Sweater Weather dsp pack to each.  I stamped the greeting on the Soft Sky leaf using Chocolate Chip, rounded the bottom right corner of this panel then added all the panels to the card front using dimensionals.

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): Marvelous Maple, Gorgeous Grunge, Lots of Thanks
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Other: Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Regarding Dahlias

DahliaI’ve been busy working on my cards for my World Card Making Day Event…and as I’ve been working on cards I’ve had some ‘rejects’ along the way.  This is one of my ‘rejects’.  I decided that even though a card was a reject, it was still a card I like so I decided I’d share some of these rejects on my blog.  Here’s my first one.

This was based on a card I found on Pinterest.  It used non-SU supplies.  I kept the layout and used my SU stuff!  The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took a print from the Epic Day dsp pack and added it to the card base.  I stamped the Dahlia in Pool Party on Whisper White and then cut down and up until I got to the flower then trimmed around the left side of the flower.  I added a strip of Basic Grey behind it then added the panel to the card base using dimensionals.  I stamped hello, you using Basic Grey on Pool Part, cut into a banner, added a Cherry Cobbler Button using white baker’s twine then added the banner to the card front using dimensionals.

fallpromoCreate with Connie and Mary
Fall Collection 2013

is in FULL SWING!
• 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): Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Epic Day dsp
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Grey
Other: Regals Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Wonderfall

CCMC268Are you ready for a unique ‘fall’ color challenge?  Okay…so here’s the story behind this.  Connie and I try to ‘match’ up sets that we are using for a Create with Connie and Mary collection when we doing our Thursday Challenges.  Now I design the challenges often well ahead of when we set up a Collection.  So I had this GREAT color challenge planned and it fell on the week Connie and I were doing HALLOWEEN on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013.  Now we are good BUT…there was NO WAY we going to figure this color combo out for HALLOWEEN!!!  So we asked our wonderful design team if we could switch things around I decided this would be a perfect fall color combo…WORKS FOR ME!!!

So now that you know the story behind this color combo here’s my card details…base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Pretty Prints Embossing Folder, layered on Soft Sky and added to the card front.  I used the Wonderfall set and Autumn Accents die and did the leaves with matching ink – Maple – Wisteria Wonder, Medium Leaf – Pistachio Pudding, Small Leaf – Soft Sky,  I made a ‘bow’ form Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, added a Pistachio Pudding Boutique Details on top and added to the leaves.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey and Wisteria Wonder on Whisper White, cut into a banner, added Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon along the bottom and added to the card front.  I added the leaves to finish it off.  NOTE:  When adding the banner and leaves you want to make sure it doesn’t go longer than 5 1/2″ so it fits in a regular sized envelope.

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): Wonderfall, Lots of Thanks
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Basic Grey
Other: Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Die, Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Boutique Details, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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