Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sunflower

SUO79Happy SUO challenge!  Yep…time for another one and this one is FAVORITE TECHNIQUE!!!  When it comes right down to it, I would have to say my all time favorite technique is emboss resist.  Then I would have to say it is making ‘bow’ my way then stamping on dsp….so I have 3 of my favorite techniques rolled into one card!

The base of the card is Crushed Curry 4 1/4 x 9 folded.  I took a piece of the music dsp (Modern Medley dsp pack), stamped the sunflower in versamark, embossed with white embossing powder then sponged Crushed Curry and some Early Espresso (didn’t want black) in the center.  This is layered onto Basic Black and added to the card front to that the finished size is still 5 1/2.  I stamped the greeting on Very Vanilla using Basic Black, cut into a banner and added a Crushed Curry and a Basic Black banner behind it.  I made a “bow” (click my tutorial tab above to access tutorial on how I make my bows”) using Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Candy Dot Base and Black Candy dot, added to the banners then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally I added a couple black candy dots to finish it off!

So…check out what the SUO challenge team did with the challenge and join the fun!

Set(s): Sunflower (background), Happy Day
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Modern Medley dsp
Ink: Versamark, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Other: White Embossing Powder, Neutral Candy Dots, Candy Dot Base, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Yippee Skippee

TSSC279Oh…fall is in the air!  When I think of fall I always think of pretty colored leaves but I also think of sunflowers.  Mary Jo has such  fun Challenge for us on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this week and I REALLY wanted to use sunflowers so I made some up!

The base of the card is Wild Wasabi and I ran the front through the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  I took a piece of Natural Cream, stamped the greeting from Yippee Skippee using Chocolate Chip and Garden Green and layered it on a piece of Chocolate Chip the I used the Scallop Edge punch on.  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  The flowers are made with the Blossom Party Die.  The largest flower was Wild Wasabi then cut into pieces for the leaves.  I used two ‘daisies’ in Crushed Curry for each of the sunflowers, then the circle on the die in Chooclate Chip for the center.  I layered everything and added to the card front.  I finished it off by adding some Basic Rhinestones to the center of the flowers.

TSSC279This 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): Yippee Skippee
Paper: Natural Cream, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Other: Blossom Party Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Gently Falling

CCMCFALL13-02Oh what a wonderful week we had on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013!  This is one of our favorite weeks because it is our Card “Create”tions week where EACH designer picked a Halloween or Fall set and made 4 different cards with it.  Can you guess what I picked?  Yep…Gently Falling!

The base of the card is Soft Sky.  I took a piece of Chocolate Chip then added a piece of the Soft Sky Plaid on the bottom and added to the card front.  I cut out a Deco Label from Very Vanilla, stamped thanks! (Lots of Thanks, added a Crushed Curry print and a Chocolate Chip Herringbone print behind it then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the maple leaf outline on a Sahara Sand print, Crushed Curry print and Soft Sky print from the Sweater Weather dsp pack, embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder, cut our and added to the card front.  I added a couple of Sahara Sand Candy Dots to the card 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): Gently Falling, Lots of Thanks
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso
Other: Deco Label Framelits, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Love

IC405I LOVE fall!  I love the crisp feel in the air and all the beautiful colors!  Today I was going through a Pinterest Inspiration Board and found this fabulous picture and just had to make a card!

Such an easy card it is!  The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie.  I took a piece of Very Vanilla, ran it through the Pretty Print Embossing Folder, layered on Early Espresso and added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I cut out a Very Vanilla leaf from Autumn Accents, then used the smallest heart from the Heart Framelits, I sponged with Crushed Curry then Pumpkin Pie and added this to the card front.  I cut ‘love’ from Early Espresso added to the card front then added a couple of Basic Rhinestones to finish it off!  How easy is THAT!

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): None
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Die, Hearts Framelits, Expressions Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Gently Falling

CCMC267Happy September everyone!  We have another month of fun challenges for you at Create with Connie and Mary AND we are kicking it off with a fun sketch challenge combined with making a pocket card!

As soon as I thought of doing a pocket card I thought right away of using the envelope liners.  It worked out PERFECTLY!!!

For this card I used the middle envelope liner (in the set of three).  By playing with the paper size I was able to get my final pocket card to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 so perfect for a regular sized envelope!

CCMC267openThe pocket card was made using dsp from Sweater Weather.  I added a Chocolate Chip herringbone print banner with strip of the Soft Sky Polks Dot on on it.  I stamped the greeting using Versamark on Very Vanilla, embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder, punched with 1″ Square Punch, layered on 1 1/4″ Square Punch, then 1 1/2 Scallop Square Tangerine Tango Punch.  I used the Crushed Curry marker to highlight ‘so much’.  I added this using dimensionals.  The inside card is Very Vanilla and I used the same envelope liner to shape the top.  I sponged using Chocolate Chip.  I added a strip of the Chocolate Chip Herringbone print along the bottom and a strip of Tangerine Tango cardstock.  The leaves at the top – maple: tangerine tango solid, oak: Soft Sky solid, outline: versamark and Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  Crushed Curry button, Linen Thread.  Maple on the bottom – same print as the pocket, outline versamark and Early Espresso Embossed.

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): Gently Falling, Lots of Thanks
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Sweater Weather dsp
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Other: Envelope Liners, Regals Buttons, Linen Thread, 1″ Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, 1 1/2″ Scallop Square Punch, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Four You

TSSC278Happy Labor Day everyone!  I hope that everyone is getting to enjoy the day!  I have it off…WOOOO HOOOO!!!!  (although they are making go in TOMORROW to make up for it..DANG!!!  But Mary Jo has a FABULOUS sketch challenge for us this week on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!

The base of the card is Soft Sky…I too a piece of Whisper White, layered it on Marina Mist then added to the card front.  Next I took a piece of the Soft Sky dotted dsp, cut into a banner and added to the card.  I have a 1 3/4″ Silver Glimmer Circle, Whisper White Maple Leaf that I ran through the Pretty Print embossing folder, Marina Mist and Smoky Slate smaller leaves that I sponged with their matching ink.  Next I cut a banner from Silver glimmer and added then stamped the greeting using Marina Mist on Whisper White, cut into a banner and added to the card front.

TSSC278This 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): Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer, Subtles dsp paper pack
Ink: Marina Mist, Smoky Slate
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Pretty Print Embossing folder, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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