Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tour de Freaks – October

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Happy Freakin’ Hop Day!  It’s that time of month again when the control freaks get together to ‘strut their stuff’!  How AWESOME is THAT!!!  This month we are featuring Autumn/Grateful and since I LOVE the colors of Autumn…I just HAD to join the fun!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from LeeAnn Greff and her fabulous Flowerbug Blog!  I just LOVE her style!!!

DSC02672I have a habit of stamping with what is ‘on the top of my desk’ and I just finished having my annual Christmas Card Class and one of the cards we did was this card but in Christmas colors.  Oh my…I do LOVE the Wondrous Wreath set and how EASY it is to line everything up since it is the Photopolymer!  My card base is Tangelo Twist.  The ‘stripe’ is actually the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape.  The panel is Very Vanilla and I used Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss for my ink!  I just think these colors are SOOO rich together!  So this is a super quick and easy card for you!

DSC02671So next up…I have a little fancier card for you!  The base of the card is Tangelo Twist and I took another piece and ran it through the hexagon embossing folder,  I added a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper then took a piece of Blackberry Biss, used the Banner Framelits (just the ‘end) and cut this strip into a flag and add with dimensionals.  The wreath is stamped the same as above and cut out with the wreath framelits and added with dimensionals.  The greeting is from the Merry Everything set (Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry) and punched out with Note Tag Punch and add with dimensionals.  I added a Gold Basic Metal Button then tied a knot in a piece of the Tangelo Twist Ribbon and add using a glue dot.

DSC02675I always like to do a little 3D to go along with my other projects in the hop post and this time I did a little frame.  The frame is 4 x 6 and just the perfect size for this.

Okay…this is pretty much the same as everything above except I used a print from the Moonlight dsp paper stack (LOVE this stack!).  I used the Banner Framelits to cut out the banners for this (Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist).  Tag is stamped with Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist.  Everything else is pretty much the same!

DSC02677And there is my trio of Autumn just for you!

Now it is time to hop on over to Patty Bennett’s Patty’s Stamping Spot Blog.  She has some fall wonderfulness in store for you!

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Set(s): Wondrous Wreath, Merry Everything, For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Banner Framelits, Wreath Framelits, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Note Tag Punch, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Santa Stache

BlogHopHolidayWelcomeWOOO HOOOO!!!  It the FIRST Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Blog Hop!!!  On Sunday through Friday only our subscribers can see the AMAZING projects for Christmas/Winter but on Saturdays our design team members join up to do a fun blog hop!  We feature the set we used for out project that week!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Amy White’s blog.  Wasn’t her card wonderful?

Wk1SantaStacheI am having such a fun time playing with the Santa Stache set!  I do have to admit I use the Santa more than the Nutcracker so for today’s card…I decided it was the perfect opportunity to him out to show him off!

Yes…I did use BOTH the Santa and the Nutcracker on my project (not a subscriber???  It is NOT too late!  Join now and don’t miss any of the fun projects!)  I looking through my dsp for the perfect print and found this wonderful design that is in my very FAVORITE dsp pack…Flashback!  LOVE this collection!

Anyway…here the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanila – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black and add to Smoky Slate 3 3/4 x 5.  Add panel to card base using dimensionals
  • Cut banner out using Party Pennants die and Flashback dsp.
  • Add Cherry Cobbler 1″ x 5 and trim along bottom
  • Add Silver Glimmer 1/4 x 5 and trim along bottom
  • Add to card front.
  • Stamp Nutcracker on Whisper White using Memento Black.  Color with Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones.  Do a second mustache, color with Smoky Slate Blendabilities, cut out and add using dimensionals.  Add Nutcracker to card using dimensionals to finish off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just finished week 1 of Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  The cost is $29.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

Set(s): Santa Stache
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Flashback dsp, Silver Glmmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Other: Party Pennant Die, Dimensionals

Now it is time to head over to Melissa Davies and her Rubberfunactics blog!  She has something wonderful in store for you!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

MarySiggieHoliday

Letterpress Winter

CCMC325Oh…it’s another Thursday and we have been ‘rockin’ it’ over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We just started so it’s a GREAT time to SUBSCRIBE!

And since it is Thursday, it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week – we have a fun sketch challenge for you!

Here’s the details –

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp stamp filigree snowflake using Versamark and Gold Emboss
  • Gold Foil – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (NOTE: I cut out the middle leaving a 1/2″ frame around it then attach the frame behind the panel).
  • Wrap piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon around it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – 1 1/2 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Gold Emboss.  Use Note Tag Punch to punch top and bottom
  • Add piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon using handheld stapler.  Color the staple using Gold Dazzle Marker
  • Add tag to card to finish it off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just started the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 where we are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

the Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  It’s not too late to join so head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Letterpress Winter
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Dazzle Marker, Handheld Stapler Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

White Christmas?

CC500I had a little time before heading over to school today so I thought I’d check out the color challenge on SCS.  Since today is their 500th challenge (WOW!!) I just HAD to play along.  They have 4 different color combo – one for each season and the fall one caught my eye.

I had the White Christmas set ‘on top of my desk’ for another project I’m working on and then I saw the technique challenge on SCS was to use a pencil eraser…so you put the two together and viola…you have a fall tree!

Here’s the details –

  • Crushed Curry – 3 1/2 x 11 folded, run through the On Pointe Embossing Folded
  • Bermuda Bay star print (Motley Monsters dsp) – 1 x 4 1/4, cut into a banner.
  • Cajun Craze – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to banner then add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – 1 5/8 x 4 3/8 us the bottom side of the banner framelit to cut into a point.
  • Stamp single tree using using StazOn Jet Black.  I used the Project Life Journaling pen to extend the ‘ground’ to the end of the flag.
  • Color stem using Baked Brown Sugar and use pencil eraser to add ‘leaves’ in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Bermuda Bay
  • Wrap Baked Brown Sugar Twine around top, add dimensionals to flaf and add to card front.
  • Tie knot in piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, add to Gold Basic Button and add button to flag using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Cajun Craze.

I think this turn out SOOOOO cool and another use for the White Christmas set!

HolidayCollectionBadgeCreate with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 has BEGUN!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  The cost is $29.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

Set(s): White Christmas, For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Motley Monsters dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay
Other: Banner Framelits, On Pointe Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Project Life Journaling Pen, Baked Brown Sugar Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Four Feathers

CAS294aThe CAS challenge on SCS today is to use paper piercing.  I do LOVE paper piercing and couldn’t wait to play along.

There is a new collection of Stampin’ Up! paper piercing templates – Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack and one of the templates goes along with the tag from the Chalk Talk Framelits – for my very favorite tag from that.

So put it together and this is what I got!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, pierce tag on it
  • Blushing Bride – cut out Chalk Talk tag, emboss believe in white.
  • Stamp small feathers using versamark on Vellum cardstock and white emboss.  Cut out.
  • Layer onto tag.
  • Tie bow in White Baker’s Twine and add to tag to finish off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeCreate with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 has BEGUN!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  The cost is $29.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

Set(s): Four Feathers, Good Greetings (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Versamark
Other: Chalk Talk Framelits, Eclectic Paper Piercing Template, White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Cheerful Tags

TSSC336It’s time for another Ttechnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge!

Sometimes when I make cards I have this idea in my head of what I want it to look like.  Sometimes it works out…and sometimes it’s doesn’t.  This was one of those that I fussed and fussed with and just couldn’t get it to work out the way I wanted it to.  I do like it…but the one ‘in my head’ looked so much different from this!

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Garden Green print (Trim the Tree dsp) 3 x 4 3/4.  Add to card base.
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 3/4.  Stamp one snowflake image in Real Red and the other in Garden Green.
  • Stamp the one image again using Versamark and gold emboss.
  • Add panel to card front.
  • Stamp tag image using Sahara Sand.  Stamp tree line using Garden Green.  Stamp greeting using Real Red
  • Punch out using Note Tag Punch
  • Add gold Satin Ribbon to back.
  • Tie piece of White White Baker’s Twine into Nordic Designer Button and add using glue dot.
  • Add tag to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Garden Green Candy dots to finish it off.

TSSC336There really is a lot you can do with this!  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

HolidayCollectionBadgeCreate with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 has BEGUN!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!  The cost is $29.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

Set(s): Cheerful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Trim the Tree dsp
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Other: Note Tag Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Satin Ribbon, Nordic Designer Button, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Festival of Trees

FestivalOfTreesOh no!!!!  It’s the LAST DAY of the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Preview Week!  That means it is the LAST DAY for the Early Bird special!  That means you can subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection for only $24.95 for 4 wonderful weeks of exclusive projects!

And speaking of projects…oh my word…since it is the LAST DAY of preview week Connie has an AMAZING project (and FULL FREE TUTORIAL AND BLOG CANDY) for you today!  So head on over to Inkspired Treasures to learn more!

Growing up my grandma had a silver tinsel Christmas tree.  Oh…I just LOVED that tree…it was so bright and shiny!  I wanted to make a special card for our LAST DAY of Preview Week and thought sharing my grandma’s tree (well you know what I mean about that) would be perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, run through the Decorative Dots embossing folder (I think that looks like SNOW!)
  • Silver Glimmer Paper – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 – cut so there is a 1/2″ frame (you can use the inside piece for something else) and add White panel to it.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer paper – 1/2 x 3 1/8, cut into a banner and add
  • Whisper White – 3/8 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, cut into a banner and add
  • Stamp tree using Versamark, silver emboss and cut out.  Stamp star and tree base using Cherry Cobbler, punch/cut out and add to tree.  Add tree to card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out little stars using the Star Border punch.  Add to tree using glue.

HolidayCollectionBadgeTODAY IS THE LAST DAY for Preview week for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

Collection runs for 4 weeks – 24 AMAZING projects that are perfect for your holiday classes and camps and gift giving!  Our design team is AMAZING and you don’t want to miss out!

This is the last week for the Early Bird Special – subscribe now and save $5 – only $24.95 for 4 weeks of projects seen only by our subscribers.  Our projects are NOT shared on our personal blogs or out on the Internet.

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe today!

Set(s): Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Star Border Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14