Monthly Archives: January 2015

B.Y.O.P.

CCMC339Are you enjoying Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection?  Since I used B.Y.O.P. for my Preview Project on Monday, I thought I’d use it on my card for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

Aren’t these colors fun:  Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay?  The Birthday Bash dsp paper is just so happy.  I couldn’t wait to use it for the challenge this week!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Punch out 1 3/8 circles in the Bermuda Bay striped, Calypso Coral dotted and Crushed Curry print.  Add to the Whisper White panel, trim off overhang parts.  Add to Bermuda Bay panel – 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 x 1.  Stamp greeting using Bermuda Bay, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp so using Crushed Curry, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow in SAB Calypso Coral button.  Add Bermuda Bay sequin Trim behind the button add the button using dimensionals.

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): B.Y.O.P.
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Other: 1 3/8 circle punch, Best Day Ever (SAB) Buttons, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Preview Day 4

HappyTagsWe are on Day 4 of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 Preview Week!  Today we are introducing another of our incredible designers and we know you LOVE her style!  So I thought I’d do something fun and happy today.

Have I mentioned just how much I LOVE the Hello You framelts?  Hmmm…not sure if I did.  So here’s a another card using them!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 3 x 6 1/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Punch out 5 different tags from the Birthday Bash dsp using the Note Tag Punch.
  • Add Crushed Curry (SAB) Best Year Ever ribbon to the top of each tag using the handheld punch.
  • Add the two bottoms ones directly on the panel and the top three using dimensionals
  • Add panel to care front using dimensionals
  • Cut happy out of Night of Navy using Hello You framelit and add to card front.

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): Crazy About You
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash dsp
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Hello You Framelits, Note Tag Punch, Best Year Ever (SAB) Accessory Pack, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Hello – Preview Day 3

ButterflyHelloIt’s day 3 of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2013 Preview Week and we have another fabulous design team member to introduce to you today.  We know that you LOVE her work!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see who it is then visit her blog!

I think I’ve mentioned this before…I LOVE the new Butterfly frameltis and the new Hello You framelits.  My two VERY favorite things in the new Occasions Mini!  I’ve seen some other cards set up sort of like this but usually the butterfly was flat in the opening.  I like to see my butterflies have a little ‘movement’ so my butterfly is only attached in the middle of the opening.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 1 3/4 x 4 1/4, run through new Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and add to the bottom of the card
  • Wisteria Wonder – 5 a 4 1/4, trim of bottom using largest framelit in the Apothecary Accents framelit
  • Use medium butterfly frame to cut out butterfly ‘window’ in the Wisteria piece
  • Tie piece of Whisper White cotton 1/4″ ribbon around panel.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Put butter back into opening attaching only along the body.
  • Cut ‘hello’ out from Whisper White using Hello You framelit and add to card front.
  • The ‘dots’ were made but putting drops of Crystal Effects on the silicon sheet, letting dry then color with the darkest Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities marker.  Add to card front to finish off.

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeThe great thing about Preview Week is that you get to meet our Design Team and you get to see a couple GREAT projects to see what Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 is 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): NONE
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Blendabilities: Wisteria Wonder
Other: Butterfly Framelits, Hello You Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Crazy About You

SUOIt’s time for another SUO challenge and this time it is Lots of Dots!  I love dots and there are so many things you can do with dots!

And speaking of LOVE…I LOVE this this print from the SAB Best Year Ever dsp.  it is so soft and pretty and so good for so many projects.

I started with the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch this week and really it cam pretty quickly from there.

Here’s the details…

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through Decorative Dots Folder
  • Crisp Cantaloupe – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Add to layer.
  • Wrap piece of Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon around panel and add to card front.
  • Best Year Ever (SAB) print – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon.
  • Stamp flower 3 times in Calypso Coral.  Punch out largest one then cut out the others.
  • Add button (SAB) using whisper white Baker’s Twine.  Layer pieces of flower using dimensionals
  • Stamp leaves using Lost Lagoon, add to flower then add to card front

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

Set(s): Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon
Other: Flower Medallion Punch, Best Year Ever (SAB) Accessories Pack, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Preview Week and Blog Candy

DSC03071WOOO HOOO!!!  Preview Week has begun for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015.  Yesterday we announced our first Designer – Deb Currier.  We LOVE her style!  Today I’m sharing a project…for those of you who don’t know what Create with Connie and Mary is all about.

When I saw the Berry Box die I just KNEW that I had to have it but I also KNEW that there was more to it than just making boxes.  And then there is that fun new Flower Die!  You put them together and it looks like a flower pot card but it’s not…

DSC03072You have some fun Gift Card Holders!  Yep…two different fun gift card holders.  Since this is Preview Week that means you can get FREE tutorials.

So do you like this project and would like to see more?  Then you want to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeThe great thing about Preview Week is that you get to meet our Design Team and you get to see a couple GREAT projects to see what Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 is 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 ARE THE TUTORIALS?  Well…head over to Create with Connie and Mary and download my tutorials.  And while you are there subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 so you don’t miss out.

Oh…what about that BLOG CANDY?  Leave me a comment before you head over and your name will be entered for my drawing for a free subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015.

So what are your waiting for?  Don’t miss out!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

 

B.Y.O.P.

TSSC349Oh…it’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  The Occasions Mini and SAB are underway AND it’s Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection!

I just LOVE the SAB dsp…it is just so soft and pretty and the prints are just delightful!  I just HAD to use this fun print today!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded.
  • Sahara Sand – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Use Large Scallop Edgelit along the the bottom.
  • Flower print (Best Day Ever SAB dsp) – 5 1/4 x 3, add to Sahara Sand
  • Pool Party – 3/8 x  5 1/4, add to panel
  • Wrap piece of Calypso Coral Best Day Ever ribbon around panel and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using Soft Suede on Coastal Cabana – 1 x 2 1/2, punch top using Note Tag Punch.  Stamp so using Calypso Coral on Whisper White, cut out and add to tag.  Tie knot in piece of the Calypso Coral ribbon, add to tag.  Add tag to card front to finish it off.

TSSC349I love the edge on this sketch but didn’t have anything current to use by the large scallop is nice.  I hope you have some time to 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): B.Y.O.P.
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Best Day Ever dsp
Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral
Other: Large Scallop Edgelit, Best Day Ever Calypso Coral Ribbon, Note Tag Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Preview Week Day 1

PreviewDay1Preview Week has BEGUN for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 and we are soooo excited!  Our Spring Collections start SUNDAY (January 18th) and we have great projects in store for our subscribers!   The other cool thing about Preview Week?  You can subscribe for only $24.95…$5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95!  So don’t delay…head over to Create with Connie and Mary NOW!!!

Oh…and while you are there…see the announcement on our Design Team member then head over to her blog and leave a comment to be entered into her drawing (my blog candy is MONDAY!) for a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2o15.

And now for my card…you know me…I LOVE Clean and Simple!  The new Irresistibly Yours SAB dsp is truly IRRESISTIBLY!  I LOVE it and used the leaf print (and the Night of Navy butterfly that was sitting on top of my desk) as the inspiration for my card.

Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Irresistibly Yours SAB dsp (leaf print) – 3 3/4 x 5 sponge first with Garden Green then with Wild Wasabi.  I just wanted part sponged where I was putting my butterfly
  • Night of Navy – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Layer leafy print onto this then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – cut out largest butterfly framelit.  Add to card front and add each size of Basic Rhinestones to center.
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy on Wild Wasabi 1 x 2 1/4.  Cut into a banner and add to card front to finish it off.

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeThe great thing about Preview Week is that you get to meet our Design Team and you get to see a couple GREAT projects to see what Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 is 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): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy, Irresistibly Yours (SAB) dsp
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Night of Navy
Other: Butterfly Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Painted Petals

CCMC337Oh we are getting geared up for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection and there are soooo many wonderful things waiting for you in the Occasions Mini and SAB Brochure so our Spring Collection is filled with so many wonderful ideas!

I love two step stamping and this set just gives you such wonderful flowers and they look beautiful paired with the Painted Blooms dsp.

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Blue flowers print  (Painted Blooms dsp) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front.
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp stems in Wild Wasabi, flowers in Pacific Point, greeting in Night of Navy
  • Cut banners – Night of Navy – 5/8 x 1 1/2, Wild Wasabi – 5/8 x 1 1/4, print – 5/8 x 1 1/8.  Layer and add to panel
  • Wrap Basic Grey/White Baker’s Twine around panel and add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add twine bow to Basic Silver Button and add to card front using dimensionals.

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): Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy, Painted Blooms dsp
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Other: Basic Grey/Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Silver Button, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Crazy About You

TSSC348YIPPEE…it’s 2015…FINALLY!!!  I am so very happy about that!

It’s time for the first Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and it is a simple one that you can do so many things with it.

I really wanted to use some of my ‘new stuff’ and had so much fun making this.  One of my favorite new things is the word thinlits…just love it!

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 2 1/4 x 5, run through the Spring Flowers Embossing folder, cut into 3/4″ stripes, sponge the edges using Blushing Bride ink and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4, cut into a banner.  Stamp the word (Crazy About You) using Smoky Slate and add to car front using dimensionals
  • Cut word out of Smoky Slate using Hello You Thinlits, add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish up.

TSSC348CAS sketches are just THE BEST…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): Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Other: Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Hello You Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Hello Sunshine

CAS306Okay…I just have to say…be prepared to see A LOT of these framelit words!  I just LOVE them and have been playing with them all day today!

The CAS challenge on SCS is White + 1 color.  So I went super simple and did white + Crushed Curry.  I did stamp of the sun once to make that a little lighter.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded.  Round bottom right corner.
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Round bottom right corner.
  • Ink sun (Kinda Eclectic) using Crushed Curry, stamp off once and stamp on panel.
  • Stamp SUNSHINE using Crushed Curry
  • Cut out ‘hello’ from Crushed Curry and use Tombow multi-purpose glue to add to panel.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals.

Yep…that really is ALL there is to this card!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Crushed Curry
Other: Hello You Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy