Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wondrous Wreath

TSSC340Oh my!  Time is really flying by and it is going to be Thanksgiving before you know it! WOW!!!

I do love fall and thought it would be fun to do a fall wreath using the Wondrous Wreath Set for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I think the new incolors are just perfect for fall and so use the Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss!  What a GREAT fall look!

Here’s the details –

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4
  • Stamp greeting from For All Things using Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Blaiss
  • Layer panel on Blackberry Bliss – 3 x 4 1/4 and add to card front
  • Tangelo Twist – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 and add to card front
  • Wreath – Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, cut out using wreath framelits and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp bow using Blackberry Bliss – cut out using framelit and add using dimensionals to finish off

TSSC340What a GREAT sketch!  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): Wondrous Wreath, For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Wreath Framelit, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Get Your Santa On

BlogHopHolidayWelcomeI just CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!  We have come TO THE END of Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 and it’s time for for another design team 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.  Wonderful card!

Wk4SatHopIsn’t Get Your Santa On just a cute set?  I have to say…the Santa is just so cute and jolly (unlike the Santa’s in ANOTHER set in the mini…where the Santa’s have skinny, hairy legs and chest!)  But this is the one that I really like and it is just ADORABLE (and my project this week was really cool too with this set – remember…it is NOT too late to subscribe!  You will see ALL the projects at once since we are finished!  AWESOME!)

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Lost Lagoon – 1 3/4 x 3 1/2, punch along bottom using Scallop Edge punch and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4, run through Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  Cut tags from Silver Glimmer and Lost Lagoon and add using Little Silver Paper Clip.  Add panel to card front.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut into banner on both sides and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting on Lost Lagoon – 3/8 x 2, cut into banner and add.
  • Stamp Santa using Memento Black, color using Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Skin Tones Blendabilities, cut out and add using dimensionals to finish off.

HolidayCollectionBadgeAlthough we have reached the end of Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 it is not too late to subscribe!  We are featuring the Christmas/Holiday (no Halloween/Fall) products from the Holiday Mini!

The Collection featured – 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): Get Your Santa On
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Dimensionals

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

BlogHopClickHereUntil next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

MarySiggieHoliday

Bright & Beautiful

CCMC328I just love Thursdays and the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This was one of those cards where I starts out with one idea in mind and the more I worked on it, the more it changed.  Then when I was done it just need a little something more and I had this snowflake ‘sitting on top of my desk’ so it finished things off perfectly!

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Randomly stamp small star using Smoky Slates
  • Layer onto Cherry Cobbler – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 1/4, punch each end using Scallop Tag Topper
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Cherry Cobbler markers
  • Add pieces of Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon to each end of tag, and add using dimensionals (ends of ribbon are wrapped around to back of panel and secured)
  • Add some small Basic Rhinestones to the snowflakes
  • Cut out large snowflake using the Snowflake Thinlits set from Silver Foil and add using dimensionals.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe are just about finished with 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!  It’s not too late!

Set(s): Bright & Beautiful
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate
Other: Snowflake Thinlet, Scallop Tag Topper, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Letterpress Winter

SUO109Boy…two weeks really fly by and it’s time for another SUO Challenge!  These are always so interesting because we have themes and different people always have different interpretations of them!

This time our theme is Thanks for Anything!  So I decided to make a Thank You card.  Since I’ve been doing a lot of Christmas items lately and have been playing with the set, I thought I’d just see what I came up with.  I want do do a clean and simple card and thought this would be perfect for Winter Thank Yous!

Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Silver Foil – 1/8 x 4 1/2, cut three, add on an angle using glue
  • Whisper White 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 – Stamp ‘filigree’ snowflake using Pear Pizzazz, stamp thank you using Lost Lagoon
  • Lost Lagoon – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer white panel on it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflakes using the small snowflake in the Snowflake Card Thinlit pack.  Cut three and add to card
  • Add large Basic Rhinestone to center of each
  • Add medium Rhinestones to finish off

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

Set(s): Letterpress Winter
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Silver Foil
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon
Other: Snowflake Card Thinlit, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Festival of Trees

TSSC339What a fun sketch Mary Jo has for us for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I just couldn’t resist using this delightful dsp and the tree!

I am so loving the Festival of Trees set.  There are just so many different looks you can get from this set and then having fun ‘extras’ to add on is perfect.  This is a little different look with this set for me…but it is fun!

Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Snowy Print (All is Calm dsp) – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.  Add to card front.
  • Add striped All is Calm Washi Tape to top and bottom
  • Stamp MERRY from the Cheerful Tags set using Real Red
  • Stamp tree using Pear Pizzazz/ Basic Grey and Lost Lagoon. Punch out.  Stamp star and base using Lost Lagoon and bird using Real Red.  Punch/cut out and add to tree.
  • Add tree to card front using dimensionals
  • Add snowflakes from Frosty Sequins to finish off.

TSSC339Such a GREAT CAS sketch!  Soooo many possibilities!  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

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just started Week 4 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): Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, All is Calm dsp
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Basic Grey, Real Red
Other: Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Frosty Sequins, All is Calm Washi Tape, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Ornamental Pine

BlogHopHolidayWelcomeOh my…it’s the end of Week 3 already at Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 and it’s time for for another design team 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.  What a GREAT card!

Wk3SatHopI LOVE the Ornament Pine set….yep I mean LOVE!!!  I used this set for my project this past week (oh…and I have to say…I LOVED my project from this week) so I used the set for my card.  This is based on a card I did at my recent Christmas Card class…hmmm…maybe I’ll show that another day!  To me there is NOTHING classier than vanilla and gold!  So simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp greeting in Versamark and Gold Emboss.
  • Gold Foil – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 – I cut the cent out leaving a 1/2″ ‘frame’ outside and then add the Vanilla to the frame.
  • Vellum cardstock – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp pine bough using Versamark and gold emboss.  Rip bottom and add to Vanilla layer (hint…I hide the tape behind the embossed area.
  • Tie knot in piece of gold satin ribbon and add to corner.
  • Add panel to card base using dimensionals.
  • Stamp pine cone twice on Vellum cardstock, gold emboss, cut out and add to card.  The one is added sing dimensionals.

HolidayCollectionBadgeWe have just finished week 3 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): Ornamental Pine
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

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

BlogHopClickHereUntil next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

MarySiggieHoliday