Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week 2 Blog Hop

OCC15HopWelcomeWoo hoo…it’s the Week 2 Blog Hop for the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert Inkspired Treasures.  She always has such GREAT projects!  And oh that bugger…she is enjoying warm weather at Leadership in Florida!

Wk2BumblebeeFrom Sunday through Friday our subscribers enjoy exclusive projects that only the get to see.  Then on Saturdays our design team shares a card using the same set that they did for the collections.  So…can you guess what set I used this week?  I just LOVE the little bumblebee!  Isn’t is just the SWEEETEST image you have ever seen?  I honestly had no reason to buy it except it made me smile!

Here’s the details…

  • Crisp Cantaloupe – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/8, run partially through the hexagon folder, cut into two pieces – 5/8 and 2 1/2 (by 3 1/4) and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Foil – cut star frame and add to card front
  • Stamp bee using memento black and color using Calypso Coral and Skin Tone Blendabilities.  Cut out.  Stamp greeting on Calypso Coral using memento black, cut into a banner.  Add behind bee and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add white baker’s twine to Calypso Coral (SAB) button and add to card front using dimensionals.

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeWe just finished up week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 – and it’s still a GREAT time to subscribe!  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Baby Bumblebee, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Calypso Coral, Skin Tones
Other: Star Framelits, Best Year Ever SAB Accessory Kit, Hexagon Embossing Folder, White Baker’s Twine, Project Life Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

OCC15HopClick HereHAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Baby Bumblebee

CCMC340Well it’s Week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection and we are having fun with all the cool ‘occasions’ stamps in the mini.

I just LOVE this little bumblebee…WAAAAAY too cute!  I wanted to do a simple card using this stamp for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – a color challenge:  Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey.

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Use the dotted stripe in the Mini Treat Bag Framelit set and cut out two rows of dots.
  • Add Sahara Sand and Basic Grey strip behind the dots
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp bumble bee using StazOn Jet Black on Whisper White, color with Lost Lagoon marker and cut out.
  • Stamp face separately using Memento Black on Whisper white, color with Skin Tone Blendabilities, cut out and add to bumblebee.
  • Add bumble to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Dazzling Details to the wings.

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): Baby Bumblebee, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Memento Black, Lost Lagoon, Blendabilities:  Skin Tones, Calypso Coral
Other: Mini Treat Bags Thinlits, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

{heart} You

SUO115It’s time again for a SUO challenge and this time we have Valentine Wishes as the theme.  And just in time for me to make a card for my sweetie!

I love doing a clean and simple look and thought this came out pretty good and still had an over CAS look.

There are so many fun new things in the NEW Occasions Mini to help you celebrate this special holiday!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Layer onto Real Red 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front on an angle using dimensionals.
  • Cut out heart (I used the heart from the Mini Treat Bag thinlit) from the Stack with Love dsp paper stack and add to card front.
  • Cut you out of Gold Foil paper using Hello You thinlits, add to card front.
  • Add some gold sequins to finish it off.

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

Set(s): none
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Gold Foil, Stacked with Love dsp paper stack
Ink: none
Other: Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Hello You Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Gold Sequin Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Happy Thing

TSSC351Happy Monday!  Mondays are just the BEST because it is time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  Mary Jo has another FABULOUS sketch for us and I had so much fun making this card.

I finally broke down and got “A Happy Thing” Sale-a-bration stamp set.  Not real sure about the bird but I do LOVE the lemon!  I thought it would look pretty good cut out on this.

Here’s the details –

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Best Year Ever (SAB) dsp – 3 3/4 x 5.  Add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3.  Round the corners and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp lemon using Memento Black, color with Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Hello Honey – 3/8 x 3 1/2.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black, round corners using Word Window Punch add to panel.
  • Wild Wasabi dsp – 1/4 x 3 3/4 and add to card front.  Bow Punch – Wild Wasabi dsp, make into a bow and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

TSSC351LOVE this sketch…hope you can join the fun!  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

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeCreate with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 just started its second week and it’s a GREAT time to subscribe!  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): A Happy Thing
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Best Day Ever (SAB) dsp, Subtles dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Other: Project Life Corner Rounder, Word Window Punch, Bow Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Week 1 Blog Hop

OCC15HopWelcomeWelcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 Week 1 Blog Hop!  Sunday through Friday our fabulous design team shares amazing designs with our subscribers but on Saturday we make a project to share with everyone on our design team hop!  We each use the set that we used for our project that week.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert Inkspired Treasures.  She always has such GREAT projects!

Big DayWell my project for the week used the Big Day from the SAB catalog so I used this set for my card today.  I’ve seen cars with a similar look but I’ve changed up some of the papers and colors.  I do love the look though and I LOVE the fun ‘pom pom’ trim.  How fun is that?

I just LOVE this fun print form the Birthday Bash dsp and I love the look of it with the banner.

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, run through Large Polka Dot Folder and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Birthday Bash dsp – cut out largest frame.  Add Calypso Coral Pom Pom using a Basic clip and add to card front.
  • Crushed Curry – cut out 3rd from largest banner and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp image using StazOn Jet Black, color with Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry markers.  Add strip of Night of Navy along the top and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeAnd since we are celebrating the first week of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 -it’s a GREAT time to subscribe!  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Big Day
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Birthday Bash dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral
Other: Banners Framelits, Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

OCC15HopClick Here

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Best. Day. Ever.

CCMC338Well it’s Week 1 for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collections 2015 and this week it’s all about Sale-a-bration!  We are off to a great start with FABULOUS ideas for using all the cool SAB stuff.  What an excellent collection for this year!

The Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a fun sketch challenge.  I decided to go with a simple monochromatic look for my card this week.

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Coastal Cabana – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Coastal Cabana striped print (Best Year SAB dsp) – 1/2 x 4, add to panel.  Add Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 2 x 3 1/2.  stamp dots (multiple times with 1 inking) in Pool Party.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss.
  • Silver Foil – 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 (cut out square in back), layer panel on it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine in the Best Year Coastal Cabana buttons and add to card front to finish off.

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!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeAnd speaking of don’t forget…don’t forget Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 just started!  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Best. Day, Ever.
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Best Year (SAB) dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Pool Party, Versamark
Other: Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Best Year (SAB) Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Tour de Freaks – January

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the January Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  This month you will be feeling the ‘love’ in the air!  With Valentines day right around the corner I couldn’t resist joining the fun!

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Melissa Davies Rubberfunactics blog!  She has just such a fun style!  LOVE it!

Check out what I did…

CFCardSo many fun new things!  The base of the card is Real Red.  I took another strip of Real Red and ran it through the Happy Heart embossing folder and added to the right side.  Next I took the Black/little heart print from the Stacked with Love paper stack, added a Whisper White strip to the left and punched another piece of Whisper White with the Scallop Edge punch added to the right side.  I add this panel to the card front using dimensionals.  Next was the largest Chalk Talk framelit, stamped greeting (from the Feb Paper Pumpkin kit), made a bow using the new bow punch and Stacked with Love dsp and added to it.  I punched out a Real Red heart, then added some Stacked with Love Washi Tape to Whisper White, punched with the heart punch and add the two hearts using dimensionals.  Add some Basic Rhinestones then added tag to card front using dimensionals…how cool!

CFFrameAnd now for my fun 3D item.  I was roaming around Pinterest looking for some inspiration and came across this cute ‘money’ wreath.  I though how cute that would be as a frame.  Since we can’t add additional links to our post, just go to pinterest and search for Money Wreath and you will find it.  Just a note…I used 1 1/4 x 6 strips to make mine.  I did a 5 x 5 piece of Real Red then a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of the Stacked with Love Black/white heart print. My wreath was made using the Typeset Specialty dsp in the main catalog.  It is decorate with Real Red Basic Black, Heart print and washi tape on Very Vanilla and Red Glimmer hearts.  The bow is made with the cool bow punch and add to the wreath.  Basic Rhinestones were added to hearts, center of the bow, and frame to finish it off.

And here’s my projects together…

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Now it’s time to head over to Judy DiScipio Judy Stamps blog.  I know you will love her projects!

clickhere2013Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

Lotus Blossom

TSSC350Oh my word…I seriously am IN LOVE with this SAB stamp set!  Two step stamping is wonderful but three step???  FABULOUS!!!

It’s Monday so time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.  When I saw the sketch this week I just knew the Lotus Blossoms would look SOOOOO perfect on it…especially teamed up with the Best Day Ever dsp.

Here’s the details –

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Calypso Coral/White dotted dsp (Best Day Ever SAB dsp) – 2 x 4 1/4
  • Soft Suede – 3/8 x 4 1/4, add to top of dsp.
  • Wrap piece of Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around panel than add to card front.
  • Blushing Bride star print  (Best Day Ever SAB dsp) – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, add to card front.
  • Stamp lotus blossom using Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloup, Calypso Coral, stamp stems using Sahara Sand and Soft Suede.
  • Cut out using Circle Framelits and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting (And Many More) using Soft Suede on Sahara Sand, punch out using Modern Label Punch and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Gold Sequins to finish off.

TSSC350What a wonderful sketch…hope you can join the fun!  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): Lotus Blossom (SAB), And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Best Day Ever (SAB) dsp
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloup, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Other: Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Circle Framelits, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

LAST DAY!

ButterflythankyouOH NO…it’s the LAST DAY for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015!  That means first…we have FABULOUS project for you (check out the Create with Connie and Mary site to find out who!) AND it’s the LAST DAY to save $5 with the Early Bird special!  What are you waiting for!

I made a quick and easy card with my FAVORITE new thing…Butterfly Framelits!  Here’s the details…

  • Lost Lagoon – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Lost Lagoon – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – 4 5/8 x 3 3/8, layer onto Basic Black 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out largest butterfly from Crumb Cake, sponge edges with Baked Brown Sugar, add to card front.
  • Put two strips of the black chevron Washi Tape (Stacked with Love) on 7/8 x 2 3/4 Very Vanilla, trim into banner.
  • Add piece of Lost Lagoon Stitch Satin Ribbon.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp thank you in Memento Black on Very Vanilla, punch with 1 1/4 Circle Punch, later on 1 3/8 Lost Lagoon Punch the Soft Suede Label Bracket punch.  Add to card front.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to butterfly and ribbon to finish off.

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeThis is it…the last day of Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 design team!  And we LOVE Preview Week because it gives you a chance to see what we are all about.

The session runs from January 18th through February 14th.  During Preview Week we are offering our Early Bird Special…subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 for ONLY $24.95!

What do you get for that?

  • Features Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog Products
  • 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project and card set ideas
  • Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
  • Only available to subscribers – you will not find these projects posted on the Internet!
  • Our Spring 2015 website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!

So…Where to I find out who is the design team member and is offering BLOG CANDY?  Well…head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check it out.  And while you are there subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 so you don’t miss out.

Set(s): Painted Petals
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black, Baked Brown Sugar
Other: Butterfly Framelits, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Stack with Love Washi Tape, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Label Bracket Punch, Lost Lagoon, Sitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

And Many More

Day 5Oh no…Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 is ALMOST OVER!!!  That means that the Early Bird Special is ALMOST OVER TOO!!!  Don’t wait…subscribe today so you don’t miss it.

I have truly been LOVIN’ my new butterfly thinlits and I needed to make a REALLY quick card for today.  School has been really busy!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Dreams dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 add to bottom of card
  • Smokey Slate Chevron ribbon – 3 1/4 ad to card base
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey
  • Cut medium Butterfly out of Whisper White.
  • Use the ‘negative’ piece as a stencil and cut out solid Crisp Cantaloupe butterfly.  Add behind Whisper White Butterly.
  • Add butter to card using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeWe just love introducing the fantastic women who are part of the  Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 design team!  And we LOVE Preview Week because it gives you a chance to see what we are all about.

The session run from January 18th through February 14th.  During Preview Week we are offering our Early Bird Special…subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 for ONLY $24.95!

What do you get for that?

  • Features Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog Products
  • 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project and card set ideas
  • Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
  • Only available to subscribers – you will not find these projects posted on the Internet!
  • Our Spring 2015 website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!

So…Where to I find out who is the design team member and is offering BLOG CANDY?  Well…head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check it out.  And while you are there subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 so you don’t miss out.

Set(s): And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sweet Dreams dsp
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Butterfly Framelits, Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary