Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bloom for You

CFSWapSorry I haven’t been posting as much lately…with school starting (and all of the associated craziness that always seems to be part of it) I’ve just been crazy busy!

I realized that I hadn’t posted my last Control Freak Swap and since it sort of matches my card from this past Thursday for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, I thought I’d share it today.  I also wanted to mention that TOMORROW starts the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Preview Week and I’m kicking it off with a REALLY cool card set!  So make sure you come back tomorrow to see it!

Here’s the details –

  • Cantaloupe Crisp – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 – use Label Bracket punch to punch the four corners.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add strips of the Sweet Sadie Washi Tape
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4, run through the Fun Frames Embossing Folder, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp Bloom for You Flower two times using Cantaloupe Crisp, punch out with Fun Flower punch.  Stamp center using Basic Black, punch out with 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Use Fun Flower Punch with Pistachio Pudding add to back of flower and add using dimensionals

HolidayCardBadgeOh…I’m just SOOO excited! and I’m REALLY excited because PREVIEW WEEK starts TOMORROW!  We are getting ready for another Create with Connie and Mary Collection!  This time we are doing an ALL CARD collection…how cool is that???

Early Bird has started and you can get 3 week of all cards (1 week Halloween/Fall and 2 weeks Christmas) for only $19.95!  I know I can hardly wait!  AWESOME!!!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and subscribe today!

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

Set(s): Bloom for You, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Cantaloupe Crisp
Ink: Memento Black, Cantaloupe Crisp
Other: Fun Frame Embossing Folder, Sweet Sadie Washi Tape, Fun Flower Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Label Bracket Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Bloom for You

CCMC317Oh…I’m sooo happy!  It’s Thursday!  Not only does that mean it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge but only one more day and my first week of school will be OVER!!!  Oh my…it has REALLY been A WEEK!!!

Anyway…we have a GREAT sketch for you for our Thursday Challenge and I knew pretty much EXACTLY what I wanted to do with it.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded.
  • Whisper White – 5 x 3 3/4.
  • Sweet Sadie Washi Tape.  I wanted the strips to be all the same width so I added the washi tape to Whisper White then cut each to 3/8″.  I added the strips to the panel
  • Greeting is stamped with Memento Black and panel is added to the card front using dimensionals
  • I did the Fun Frame Embossing Folder with Pistachio Pudding, cut it out and added to the card
  • I stamped the flower twice using Crisp Cantaloup, punch them out, curl the edges and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp center using black, punch with 7/8″ scallop circle punch, add using dimensionals.

HolidayCardBadgeOh…I’m just SOOO excited! and I’m REALLY excited because PREVIEW WEEK starts NEW WEEK!  We are getting ready for another Create with Connie and Mary Collection!  This time we are doing an ALL CARD collection…how cool is that???

Early Bird has started and you can get 3 week of all cards (1 week Halloween/Fall and 2 weeks Christmas) for only $19.95!  I know I can hardly wait!  AWESOME!!!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and subscribe today!

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

Set(s): Bloom for You, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Memento Black, Crisp Cantaloup
Other: Fun Frame Embossing Folder, Sweet Sadie Washi Tape, Fun Flower Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

And Many More

TSSC328Happy Monday everyone and for me…HAPPY FIRST DAY  of the SEMESTER!  Yep…today is the first day of classes for me.  It’s going to be a busy semsester as I have 200 students!  EEK!!!

Anyway…Mary Jo has a great sketch for us over at Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  It’s another nice and easy one and can be interpreted different way.

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crushed Curry – 4 x  1/4, run through the ZigZag Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Color Me Autumn Leaf Print – 1 x 5 1/4 and add to bottom of panel
  • Color Me Autumn Cajun Craze print – 1 x 5 1/4 and add to panel (overlapping leaf print)
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 – stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Leaves – add Color Me Autumn Washi Tape to Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using Fun Fall Framelits.  Add using dimensionals
  • Color light colored Candy Dots using Gold Dazzle Marker, let dry and add to each side of the greeting.

TSSC328Isn’t that a great sketch?  I LOVE 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

HolidayCardBadgeOh…I’m just SOOO excited!  We are getting ready for another Create with Connie and Mary Collection!  This time we are doing an ALL CARD collection…how cool is that???

Early Bird has started and you can get 3 week of all cards (1 week Halloween/Fall and 2 weeks Christmas) for only $19.95!  I know I can hardly wait!  AWESOME!!!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and subscribe today!

Set(s): And Many More
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Color Me Autumn dsp
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Other: Fun Fall Framelits, ZigZag Embossing Folder, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

CCMC316WOW…it’s Thursday again!  I have been so busy with getting ready for back to school that I have been running late with pretty much all the stamping I need to be doing.

For the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – we have a fun color color challenge.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do…I just waited until the last minute to do it!  That is NOT GOOD!  But It did pretty much turn out how I wanted it to and I’m super happy with it!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Whisper Whit e- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, run though Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and add to card top
  • Blackberry Bliss Diagonal Stripe (Moonlight Paper Pack) 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 and add to bottom
  • Soft Sky – 1/12 x on the left side and 2 1/2 on the right side and cut top on the diagonal.
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black and add using dimensionals.
  • Layer the two smallest stars and cut out Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

HolidayCardBadge

Oh…I’m just SOOO excited!  We are getting ready for another Create with Connie and Mary Collection!  This time we are doing an ALL CARD collection…how cool is that???

Early Bird has started and you can get 3 week of all cards (1 week Halloween/Fall and 2 weeks Christmas) for only $19.95!  I know I can hardly wait!  AWESOME!!!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and subscribe today!

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

Set(s): Sumthin’ Sumthin’
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Moonlight dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Star Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

What’s Your Type

SUO103It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Geometrical Shapes.  Now I guess that could mean either the card is a geometrical shape or that you can use geometrical shapes on your card.  Hmmm….can you guess which way I took it to mean?

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy this new set – What’s Your type?.  It is filled with just that …geometrical shapes so you can really have fun creating unique ‘backgrounds’!

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2.  Stamp the large solid circle Crushed Curry, diagonal lined triangle Smoky Slate, chevron Memento Black, small solid circle Real Red.
  • Now cut this into strips.  I did 1″, 1/4″, 3/4″, 3/8″, and then the last piece is 5/8″.  Add dimensionals to the back of each strip and add to Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 and add to card front.
  • Silver Foil – 1/4 x 4 1/4 and add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – 1 x 3 3/4.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black and add to card front using dimensionals

How simple is this?  I love the look of the geometrical panel cut into thinner strips.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): What’s Your Type?, Remember This
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Real Red
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

And Many More

TSSC327Oh…I just LOVE new stuff!  When I saw the sketch for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this week, I knew RIGHT AWAY that I wanted to use some of my ‘new stuff’ and I anxiously awaited the arrival of my box!

Since the sketch was ‘clean and simple’ I wanted to keep my card very clean and simple and the ‘new stuff’ made it very easy to do!

Here’s the details –

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Color Me Autumn dsp – 1 x 4 1/4 and add to card base
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, cut out leaf using Fun Fall Framelits
  • Stamp greeting using Blackberry Bliss.
  • Cajun Craze – 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 – add to card base so it shows through cut out leaf.
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add along left side and add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Mossy Meadow – cut out leaf using Fun Fall Framelits, run through Decorative Dots embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals.

TSSC327Yep…it really is THAT easy!!!  I just love how pretty this card turned out and I just LOVE fall colors!  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): And Many More
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry bliss, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Color Me Autumn dsp
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Fun Fall Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Calling All Heroes

CCMC315Happy Thursday!  WOW…I just can’t believe it is August AND that school starts up soon.  BUGGER!!!  I don’t think I had enough of a break…wait…I don’t think I HAD a break!  Hmmm…maybe that is the problem.

Okay I have to tell you…I LOVE my card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week.  It is a cool sketch challenge.  When I saw the skyline in the Calling All Heroes set I just HAD to have it!  Yep…for that ONE stamp!  I decided it would be PERFECT for the sketch and I just love the way it turned out!

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Lost Lagoon – 2 1/2 x 4.  Stamp the Dotty background using Versamark and silver embossing.  Rub over everything using Lost Lagoon.  Cut into random width strips and add to card front.
  • Confetti Celebrations (Tangelo Twist/White polka dotted pattern) – 4 x 3/4, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Sponge Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist on Whisper White, Cut out using 1 7/8 Circle Framelit, stamp skyline using Memento Black, add using dimesionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off!

HolidayCardBadgeOh…I’m just SOOO excited!  We are getting ready for another Create with Connie and Mary Collection!  This time we are doing an ALL CARD collection…how cool is that???

Early Bird has started and you can get 3 week of all cards (1 week Halloween/Fall and 2 weeks Christmas) for only $19.95!  I know I can hardly wait!  AWESOME!!!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and subscribe today!

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

 

Set(s): Calling All Heroes, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Confetti Celebrations dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Versamark
Other: Circle Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Sea Street

TSSC326Okay…so I’m calling this Sea Street meets Amazing Birthday!  When I saw the sketch for this week’s Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, I decided to step it up a bit even though it is a very CAS sketch.  I was looking through my catalog to get inspired and saw the Sea Street and Amazing Birthday on the same page and decided they would work together perfectly for Mary Jo’s Sketch!

Here’s the details –

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Multicolor print (Maritime dsp) 3 x 4 1/4, layer onto Night of Navy 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner in Pool Party on Whisper White, cut out with banner Framelit and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Wrap a piece of Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon around card with the ends in the front.
  • Stamp octopus in Real Real Red, cut out and add to the card front.
  • Stamp the circle greeting in both Night of Navy and Real Red.  Punch out the Night of Navy one using the 1 1/4 Circle Punch and the Real Red one with the 3/4″ Circle punch.  Layer the 1 1/4 one on 1 3/8″ Night of Navy Circle and the Real Red using a dimensional.  Add to card front using dimensionals.

TSSC326What a wonderful sketch this week and just soooo many different things you can do with 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): Sea Street, Amazing Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Maritime dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Pool Party
Other: Banner Framelits, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Real Red 1/4″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Sea Street

CAS284Oh…I just LOVE this little octopus.  It is just soooo much fun to cut out!  The CAS challenge this time on SCS is to CASE a card by Tenia and I chose this one.  I kept the overall layout of the card but changed the size, the colors, the set, the placement of the greeting, added some paper piercing and some bling.  No, really…it does have the same ‘feel’ in the layout!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded.  I used the envelope punch board to round the upper right corner of the card.
  • Moonlight dsp paper pack (multi-colored chevron print)- 2 x 4 1/4 and add to card front.
  • Hello Honey – 2 1/2 circle punch, paper pierce around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp Octopus in Blackberry Bliss and cut out.
  • Stamp greeting in Blackberry Bliss on 1/2 x 2 1/4 Sahara Sand.  Cut into a banner and wrap left side around toothpick that has the pointy ends cut off on each end.  Add to octopus using glue dots.
  • Add octopus to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Now wasn’t that fun and easy!

Set(s): Sea Street, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey Sahara Sand, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Basic Paper Piercing Pack, Envelope Punch Board, Basic Rhinestones Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy