Monthly Archives: June 2014

Little Buddy Birthday

TSSC321Oh…this is just the cutest little set!  Okay…I’ll admit it, the ONLY reason I bought this set was to do a project for Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014. As I was working with this set for that project, I just really got to enjoy working with it.  It is just SOOOOO CUTE!!!  And I LOVE the greeting ‘happy birthday little buddy!’…How CUTE is that?

So since I’ve been playing around with this set AND had it on top of my desk AND since it is Monday and a FABULOUS sketch for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge…it all came together for this cute little card!

Here’s the details –

  • Tangelo Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Hexagon print – Confetti Celebration dsp – 2 1/2 x 5 and add to card front
  • Basic Grey print – Confetti Celebration dsp – 1 1/2 x 4, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – cut with Circle Framelit and layer onto a 2 1/2″ Pistachio Pudding circle.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Crushed Curry – 1 1/4 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black, cut into a banner, wrap Basic Grey Baker’s Twine around end, and add to card front.
  • Stamp critter using StazOn Jet Black, color using Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, and Basic Grey markers, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Grey Candy Dots to finish it off.

TSSC321Isn’t this just a GREAT sketch?  I just LOVED 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

SummerBadgeWe have just started week two of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  If you are looking for ways to use all that ‘new stuff’ that you just got, this is for you!   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

The projects are only seen by our subscribers and are not posted publicly in any gallery or online resource!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the projects by the design team!

Set(s): Little Buddy Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Tanglo Twist, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Confetti Celebration dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
Other: Circle Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Basic Grey Baker’s Twine, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

World of Dreams

CAS279Two of my very favorite sets in one card!  What could be better than that?

The CAS challenge is to make a sunset.  As soon as I saw that I thought that pairing together Work of Art and World of Dreams would make a perfect sunset scene.  This was one of those cards that it is taking me longer to put together a post on it then it did for me to make it!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.  Stamp swish with Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay
  • Stamp leafy image and greeting using Memento Black.
  • Cut out using Circle Framelit
  • Add leftover 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 piece to card front using dimensionals
  • Layer on 2 1/2″ Basic Black Circle and add to card front using double layer of dimensionals

Yep…that really is all there is to it!

SummerBadgeWe have just started the second week of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  If you are looking for ways to use all that ‘new stuff’ that you just got, this is for you!   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

The projects are only seen by our subscribers and are not posted publicly in any gallery or online resource!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the projects by the design team!

Set(s): World of Dreams, Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Other: Circle Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Create LIVE – Filling UP!

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ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT – SIGN UP TODAY!

Yes…you read that right…Create with Connie and Mary is going LIVE!!!  Connie and I won’t be going to convention so we decided to have some fun with a one-day MINI Convention!  If you live around the Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Eastern Indiana, Kentucky, etc, and want to have some stamping fun, don’t wait…join the fun!

Here are the details

Can’t make the Stampin’ Up! Convention?

Want to meet Connie and Mary in person?

Join us for the FIRST Create with Connie and Mary LIVE stamping event!

Open to Stampin’ Up! Demos and Customers!

WHEN: Saturday, July 12

TIME: 10:00 – 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Hawker United Church of Christ  1617 North Longview Street, Beavercreek, OH 45432

RSVP: No later than July 2 or until sold out

COST: $55.00 including lunch

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Agenda

Saturday July 12th  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • 10:00 AM Doors open for check in
  • We have 4 wonderful projects for you to Make & Take.  These are perfect to recreate at your own classes and stamp camps!  Each project will take approx. 1 hour to complete at your own pace.
  • Lunch provided…take a break when you want
  • Bring money for the Raffle!  NEW Stampin’ Up! products and hand stamped goodies from past Create sessions for you to win with your raffle tickets.  6 tickets for $5!  Just place the ticket in the container next to the item or items you want!
  • Snacks…in case you need a little pick-me-up!
  • PRIZE PATROL and All Attendee Giveaways!  Everyone will go home with something, just like Convention!
  • Place an order of $30 or more and receive a SPECIAL GIFT with your order!
  • Please bring your Basic Stamping Kit:  Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots (or one for small pieces), Sticky Strip, small scissors, bone folder.
  • Stampin’ Up! catalogs – we will have a supply on hand if you don’t have one.
  • Water bottles will be provided.  No drinks without lids permitted.
  • Cost for the event is $55 including lunch.  Registration is open NOW to all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and customers.  You must register to attend; no walk-ins.  Deadline to register with payment is July 2nd.

Email us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com for payment information!

*The church is convenient to Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indiana, and Kentucky!  If you need help with overnight accommodations, please let us know!

SummerSiggy

Amazing Birthday

CCMCSU14-01Wow…we have come to the end of our first week of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  Although our projects throughout the week only for our subscribers, on Saturdays we have a challenge that anyone can join!  And the design teams posts their projects on their blogs.  Now…if you are not a subscriber yet…don’t worry…there is still time to join!

Here’s the details –

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sweet Taffy dsp – hexagon print 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer on Basic Black 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Wrap Strawberry Slush twine around panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Tempting Turquoise flag 3/4 x 4 1/4.  Cut end into flag and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp each of the circle images from Amazing Birthday using Versamark on Whisper White and black emboss.  Use Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise markers to colors them, then punch out using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

SummerBadgeWe have just finished the first week of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  If you are looking for ways to use all that ‘new stuff’ that you just got, this is for you!   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

The projects are only seen by our subscribers and are not posted publicly in any gallery or online resource!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the projects by the design team!

Set(s): Amazing Birthday
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Sweet Taffy dsp
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Black Embossing Powder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Strawberry Slush Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Amazing Birthday

CCMC309Oh…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you!

Right now the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 is going on (if you are not a subscriber…don’t worry…it’s not too late!)  Anyway during each week I try to use the same set as I used for my project.  So that said…guess what set I used for my Summer Collection project?  Yep…it was Amazing Birthday!  This is a REALLY cool set and I have had so much fun playing with it!

Here’s the details:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  Stamp the bottom 2/3 using the circle birthday cake stamp using Daffodil Delight.  Add 1/4 x 4 1/4 Basic Black strip along the top of the stamped area.
  • Sweet Taffy dsp – multi-color triangle print 2 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Layer onto Basic Black.  I cut mine 3 x 4 3/8.  I punched down the one side using the Scallop Edge punch, layered on the dsp then trimmed along the side.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner image using Memento Black on Melon Mambo, cut out with Banner framelit and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp It’s for you circle stamp using Memento Black on Tempting Turquoise, punch out with 1 1/4 Circle Punch, layer onto 1 3/8″ Basic Black Circle then onto Daffodil Delight Label Bracket Punch using dimensionals.  Add this to the card front using dimensionals.

SummerBadgeCreate with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 has begun!  If you are looking for ways to use all that ‘new stuff’ that you just got, this is for you!   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

The projects are only seen by our subscribers and are not posted publicly in any gallery or online resource!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the great cards by the Design Team.

Set(s): Amazing Birthday
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Sweet Taffy dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Label Bracket Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Pictogram Punches

TSSC320Is it Monday already?  I just can’t believe it!  Where does the weekend go?  I have been busy working on my projects for Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014.

But I couldn’t wait to work on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this weekend for a couple reasons…first…it’s a GREAT sketch and this set is such FUN!  And second…the Flashback dsp is just sooooo much fun!  If you haven’t gotten it yet…what are you waiting for?

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Flashback dsp – arrow print – 3 3/4 x 5.  Add strip of the black grid – 1 1/4 x 5.  Layer this onto Basic Black – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using Real Red on Very Vanilla 1 x 3 3/4.  Add to card front using dimensionals.  Stamp star using Crushed Curry, punch out using star (Itty Bitty Accessories punch) and add using dimensional.
  • Take a piece of Real Red cardstock and punch out star three times.  Now take your 3/4″ Circle punch and punch out the stars.  Punch out three 3/4″ Crushed Curry circles.  Layered punched out stars on the Crushed Curry using dimensionals.  Add these to the card front.
  • Add some Basic Black Candy Dots to finish it off.

TSSC320Isn’t this just a GREAT sketch?  I just LOVED 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

SummerBadgeWe have JUST BEGUN Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition 2104!  This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!  If you are looking for some great ideas for the items in the NEW CATALOG, then this collection is for you!

Now’s the time to join and save $5 with our Early Bird Special…but hurry!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Pictogram Punches
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Basic Black, Flashback dsp
Ink: Real Red, Crushed Curry
Other: 3/4″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accessories Punch Pack, Neutrals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Bloom with Hope

Bloom1Oh no…say it ain’t so!  Today is the last day of the Create with Connie and Mary Preview Week!  That means two things…we have a GREAT Preview Project for you AND it is the last day of the Early Bird Special for Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2104! Subscribe TODAY for $24.95…that’s $5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95!  Don’t wait or it will be gone!

I’ve saved this special card for the last day of the preview.  It’s very simple but oh so colorful!

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Coastal Cabana dsp – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Memento Black ink.
  • Tie piece of Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon around panel and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flower and leaves/stem using Memento Black ink.  Colors the leaves using the Old Olive Bendabilities and cut out.  Color the center of the flower using Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and the flower with the Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities.  I love combining these two together.  Cut out flower, layer leaves behind flower and add to card front using dimensionals.

I love how simple yet colorful this card is!

SummerBadgeOkay…this is it…the LAST day of our Preview Week for our Summer Collection 2014!  You don’t want to miss out!   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

Now’s the time to join and save $5 with our Early Bird Special…but hurry…it ends TODAY!!!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Don’t forget to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and see who is offering a FREE Preview Project AND BLOG CANDY today!

Set(s): Bloom with Hope, Something to Say
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Incolor 2013-2015 dsp paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy