Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year

SUO87The theme for the SUO challenge this time is January colors.  Hmmm…so I thought at first I would do blues…which to me would be January colors but then since tonight is New Year’s Eve…what could be better for January colors then happy new year colors – silver, gold and black!

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run the top portion through the Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing Folder, wrap two rows of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around it then add to card base using dimensionals.
  • I punched some circles from Silver Glimmer, Champagne Glimmer and Basic Black using 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch.  Add these to the card front.
  • Add Gold Sequins.
  • Cut Champagne Glimmer banner 1 5/8 x 4 3/4.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut numbers out of Basic Black using the Typeset Alphabet dies.  Add to the card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): NONE!
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: NONE!
Other: Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing Folder, Gold Sequins, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Typeset Alphabet Dies, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Starburst Sayings

TSSC295Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  Mary Jo has a fun sketch for us this week and I just couldn’t resist using some of my NEW stuff!

I will admit that when I first saw this set and matching framelit I wasn’t so sure about it but it really is a FUN set!  I decided I really wanted to make it bright and colorful and embossing is perfect for that!

Here’s the details:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Kaleidoscope dsp Black/White diagonal stripe – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 – add to card front
  • Stamp the Oh Happy Day stamp on Basic Black using Versamark ink and emboss using Melon Mambo embossing powder.  Cut out with matching framelit then add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Celebrate image using Versamark on Bermuda Bay and emboss using Basic Black embossing powder.  Cut out with matching framelit and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greeting using Versamark on Melon Mambo and Black Emboss.  Cut into a banner and add to the card front using dimensionals.  Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC295I thought this was such a great sketch and the Starburst Sayings were just perfect for it!  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

Set(s): Starburst Sayings, Remembering Your Birthday
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Kaleidoscope dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Starburst Framelits, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Basic Black Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Sweet Sayings

WorldAnd here we are on the last day of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection and as promised here is my 4th card using the Sweet Sayings Notecards from the Whole Lot of Love Collection (just like we featured in the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection).

Here’s my first Sweet Sayings card, my second Sweet Saying card and my third Sweet Sayings card in case you missed them.

I’m really enjoying the the Starburst Sayings set and matching framelits so I decided to use that on my last card.

Here’s the details:

  • Sweet Sayings Notecard and matching envelope
  • Punch out 5 chevron pieces from Coastal Cabana and add to notecard.  Add 1/4 strip of Crisp Cantaloupe to the notecard.
  • Stamp greeting using Real Red and cut out with matching Starburst framelit.  Stamp the ‘world’ section using versamark and black emboss.  Cut out and add to starburst.
  • Add some medium basic rhinestones to finish it off.

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection and we are currently on Day 4 (our last day) of our special 4 day collection!

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!  It’s not too late!

Set(s): Starburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Other: Sweet Sayings Notecards, Starburst Framelits, Chevron Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Sweet Sayings

HeartsWell it’s Day 3 of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection and as I promised yesterday I’m sharing four days of ideas using the Sweet Sayings Notecards.  This is a fun little card using the same set that I used for my card set for the Valentine Special Collection.

Here’s my first Sweet Sayings card and here’s my second Sweet Saying card in case you missed them.

Here’s the details;

  • Sweet Sayings Notecard and matching envelope
  • Stamp greeting in Basic Grey, color in the word love using Real Red marker, color the work more using Pool Party
  • Cut out 3rd to smallest heart framelit using Crisp Cantaloupe.  Add Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon around back then add to notecard using dimensional.
  • Take two pieces of the Fresh Prints dsp (also featured in the Valentine Special Collection) and cut out two hearts.  I layered the smallest heart framelit into the second to smallest and cut these out together.  Slit the blue heart on the side and interlock them.  Add to Crisp Cantaloupe heart using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to the interlocking hearts to finish it off.

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection and we are currently on Day 3 of our special 4 day collection!

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Love your More
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Fresh Prints dsp
Ink: Basic Grey, Real Red, Pool Party
Other: Heart Framelits, Crisp Cantaloup Stretch Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Sweet Sayings

BannerSince today is the second day of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection I thought I have another share something using one of the products from the Whole Lot of Love promotion (just like we are using products from this for our Valentine Special Collection).

I bought these notecards when I bought my stuff for my Create with Connie and Mary projects but then I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them.  I decided to challenge myself to make four cards to share with all of you.  In case you missed it…here is my Sweet Sayings notecard from yesterday.  So make sure you check back tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday to see my other 2 cards!

Here’s the details:

  • Sweet Sayings Notecard (and matching envelope)
  • Stamp banners from SAB Banner Blast using Real Red, Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe.  Punch out using Banner punch.
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessories – SAB).  Add banners to the twine using glue dots.
  • Make two small bows from the Pool Party Twine, add to banner.
  • Add Banner to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp heart twice (same set), cut out and add to the the Pool Party Banners
  • Add small Basic Rhinestones to the Crisp Cantaloupe banners and to the ‘o’ in the love banner to finish it off.

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection and we are currently on Day 2 of our special 4 day collection!

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!  It’s not too late!

Set(s): Banner Blast (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
Other: Sweet Sayings Notecards, Banner Punch, Sweet Sorbet Accessories (SAB), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Sweet Sayings

CCMC283Happy day after Christmas!  Did you all have a nice day?  We did…quiet…but nice!  I like quiet!

But the holiday is over and time to move on.  TODAY is not ONLY the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge BUT also the start of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection where we are featuring products from the Whole Lot of Love collection and I decided that today (and for the next THREE days) I’m going to feature these cute little notecards!  Haven’t seen a “whole lot of” stuff done with these and decided to play!  (So make sure you come back the next three days to see my other Sweet Sayings creations!

ValentineEditionBadgeNow’s the time to join!!!!!

Create with Connie and Mary has launched our Valentine Special MINI Collection today…December 26th!  That is so we give our demo subscribers plenty of time to set up their classes!  Sign up TODAY at Create with Connie and Mary so you don’t miss out!

This MINI collection will be slightly different…only FOUR projects…and only $5.95 US!!!

  • A mini session featuring the Whole Lot of Love Valentine suite of stamps and accessories!
  • FOUR step-by-step pictorial project tutorials…two card set tutorials and two 3D projects!
  • NEW!  Kits of supplies for each project will be available to purchase!
  • Featuring the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack on all our projects!
  • ONE tutorial revealed EACH day on Dec 26, 27, 28 and 29.
  • Exclusive to subscribers, these projects will not be shown ANYWHERE else!
  • Demos & Customers welcome!

Join today over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Here’s the details on my card..

Here’s the details:

  • Sweet Sayings Notecard (and matching envelope)
  • On Film Framelit in Coastal Cabana add to notecard
  • Bunch banners using the Banner Punch (SAB) from the Fresh Prints dsp Paper Pack.
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessories – SAB).  Add banners to the twine using glue dots.
  • Make two small bows from the Pool Party Twine, add to banner.
  • Add Banner to notecard front using dimensionals
  • Cut out piece of Real Red cardstock 3 1/4 x 1/2, run through Arrows embossing folder and trim to look like arrow.  Add to notecard front.
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black on Crisp Cantaloupe, cut out with matching framelit and add to notecard front using dimensionals.
  • Add small Basic Rhinestones between the banners to finish it off.
Set(s): Just Sayin’
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Fresh Prints dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Basic Black
Other: On Film Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, Banner Punch (SAB), Sweet Sorbet Accessories (SAB), Arrows Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Merry Christmas

ChristmasMERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!  I hope that you are enjoying your day!

This is the Christmas card that I sent out this year.  Hopefully by now everyone has received theirs so I can show it here.  With school not finishing up until mid-December (I sure do miss having off from Thanksgiving through New Years!) I’m having a tough time getting things done…EEK!  So this year it needed to be nice and easy which is what this is.

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3, run though the Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing folder (LOVE how it looks like snow!).
  • Silver Glimmer – 1 x 3 cut into a ‘curvy’ line and added to the panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp tree in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Punch Star (Merry Mini punch pack) from Silver Glimmer, add to top of tree.
  • Stamp greeting (Christmas Tagables Photopolymer set) using Versamark, silver emboss, punch out with the 3/4″ Circle punch, add to card front using dimensionals

ValentineEditionBadgeDon’t forget!!!

Create with Connie and Mary is getting ready to launch our Valentine Special MINI Collection immediately after Christmas on December 26th!  That is so we give our demo subscribers plenty of time to set up their classes!  Sign up TODAY at Create with Connie and Mary so you don’t miss out!

This MINI collection will be slightly different…only FOUR projects…and only $5.95 US!!!

  • A mini session featuring the Whole Lot of Love Valentine suite of stamps and accessories!
  • FOUR step-by-step pictorial project tutorials…two card set tutorials and two 3D projects!
  • NEW!  Kits of supplies for each project will be available to purchase!
  • Featuring the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack on all our projects!
  • ONE tutorial revealed EACH day on Dec 26, 27, 28 and 29.
  • Exclusive to subscribers, these projects will not be shown ANYWHERE else!
  • Demos & Customers welcome!

Join today over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Evergreen, Christmas Tagables (Photopolymer)
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing Folder, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Merry Mini Punch Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy