Monthly Archives: February 2015

Week 4 Blog Hop

OCC15HopWelcomeWOW…I can’t believe it!  We have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collections 2015!  But just because it is the end does not mean you can’t subscribe!  Subscribe now and you get all of the ideas with no wait!

Oh…and before I forget…HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY everyone!

Okay…back to our hop!  If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  I just always LOVE her projects!  And speaking of projects…here’s mine…

Wk4ButterflyFor my final project I used the Butterly Framelits and the Butterfly Basics set.  I love butterflies (shhhh….don’t tell though…I love dragonflies – bet you couldn’t tell – even more!) and just love using these two Occasions Mini products fro my project.  The other thing I did with my project for Week 4 was use a monochromatic look and I decided to use a monochromatic look (although totally different colors) for my card today.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the Spring Flowers embossing folder.
  • Add two piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon then add panel to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
  • Irresistibly Yours dsp (leaf print) – 1 3/8 x 4 1/2.  Sponge using Daffodil Delight – darker at the bottom, lighter at the top.  Add to Whisper White Panel.  Stamp greeting using Sahara Sand
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Add panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out medium butterfly framelit.  Use negative to cut out solid Vellum butterfly. Sponge some Daffodil Delight ink to the center back of the Vellum Butterfly.  Add behind whisper White butterfly and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeAlthough we have come to the end 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): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Irresistibly Yours (SAB) dsp, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand
Other: Spring Flowers embossing folder, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Butterfly Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Lotus Blossom

CCMC342Oh my do we ever have a GREAT color challenge for you on Create with Connie and Mary this week – Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, Basic Black.

I have to admit…I LOVE my card.  I actually used this for a mnt at two stamping meetings in January and it was a hit there too!  I think this would make such a great card for pretty much ANY occasion and it gave everyone the opportunity to use the new Lotus Blossom SAB set!  I do recommend practicing with it a little before working on your piece!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Spring Flowers
  • Sweet Dreams dsp – 1 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to bottom of panel
  • Hello Honey 5/8 Quilted Cotton Ribbon – Wrap around panel.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White 2 x 4, punch top using Ornate Tag topper.
  • Stamp flower: Step 1 Hello Honey, Step 2 Hello Honey stamped off, Step 3 So Saffron stamped off.  Stamp Stem: Step 1 Sahara Sand, Step 2 Sahara Sand stamped off.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Basic Black Chevron Ribbon – fold piece and staple to top of tag.  Add tag using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones 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!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeWe just about done with Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 – but 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): Lotus Blossom (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Dreams dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Other: Spring Flowers Embossing Flowers, Hello Honey 5/8″ Quilted Cotton Ribbon, Ornate Tag Topper, Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Handheld Stapler, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

Balloon Bash

SUO116aIt’s time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is to make a Shaped Card!

I don’t do that enough…make a shaped card but I have to say, I really had fun making this one!  Not only did I make a shaped card but I also did something I haven’t done in FOREVER…I made it a shaker card!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 x 8 folded, cut using largest star framelit, this will allow it to have a folded section
  • Crushed Curry – 5 x 5, cut using largest star framelit, add to front of Crushed Curry base so that the front is a full star.
  • Crushed Curry – 4 x 4, cut out using the 2nd and 3rd to largest star framelits stacked together so that you create a frame
  • Window sheet – 4 x 4, cut out using 2nd to largest star and add behind frame.  Add dimensionals around the back side of the frame on the window sheet.
  • Punch out Night of Navy and Gold Foil stars using the Star Border Punch.  Add to the enter of card base then add the star frame/window sheet on top of it.
  • Stamp star balloon using Night of Navy, cut out and add to card base.
  • Stamp Celebrate Banner using Bermuda Bay, Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.

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

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Set(s): Balloon Bash
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Gold Foil, Window Sheet
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay
Other: Star Framelits, Star Border Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Celebrate Today

TSSC353Here we are at another Monday and Mary Jo really has an interesting sketch for us today.  I have to say….this one made me really have to think what to do.

I just love this balloon set…it’s just so much fun and REALLY happy!    When I saw the sketch the first thing I thought about was this fun balloon and turned the strips into banners.  when I did that things started working for me!

Here’s the details –

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Confetti Specialty paper (Birthday Bash dsp) – 1 x 4 1/4 add to card top.
  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Run through Lucky Starts Embossing Folder add to card front using dimensionals
  • Banners – Gold Foil 1 x 4; Calypso Coral dotted 1 x 1 1/4, Bermuda Bay striped 1 x 1/2.  Add all to card front.
  • Stamp balloon using Bermuda Bay, stamp birthday using Night out Navy.  Cut out balloon.  Add Gold Sequin Trim behind balloon and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out gold foil bow using framelits, add to balloon
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

TSSC353I know…interesting sketch…that’s why they call it a challenge!  I 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 fourth and fina 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): Celebrate Today
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy
Other: Balloon Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Gold Sequin, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Week 3 Blog Hop

OCC15HopWelcomeIt’s just AMAZING!!!  We have come to the end of Week 3 for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collections 2015!  This past week was all about cards so our blog hop today is going to be a little different…each designer will share a small favor to go along with the stamp set we used for our cards.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  Connie just LOVES doing little things like this and she is sooooo good!

Wk3FavorI have to say…I LOVED making my little favor but I had a devil of a time getting a picture of it!  I think the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim being so shiny is what caused the problem!

But seriously…this is just sooo quick and easy.  Okay…it’s quick and easy if all you have to do is make the cone because ALL THE OTHER PIECES were done and sitting on top of your desk from other things you were doing!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details –

  • Confetti print (Birthday Bash dsp) – 6 x 6.  Fold into a cone then fold done the top flap.  You could always leave that up and the it would hold more treats!
  • Crushed Curry – 2 1/2″ circle punch
  • Stamp balloons on Whisper White:  Striped/Calypso Coral, Stars/Night of Navy, YAY/versamark and gold embossed.  Cut out.
  • Stamp celebrate banner on Whisper White, cut out.
  • Layer all stamped pieces together and add to 2 1/2″ Crushed Curry circle using dimensionals.
  • Add Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim behind circle and add to cone favor.

It’s that just FUN?  SOOOOO easy to make and great for so many occasions!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeWe just finished up week 3 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): Balloon Bash
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Birthday Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, 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

A Happy Thing

CCMC341Happy Thursday Everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge and this week we have a cool sketch for you!

I’m really liking this lemon stamp…it’s soooo much fun to cut out…yep…I do LOVE to cut things out!  That makes me HAPPY!!

Here’s the details –

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Best Year Ever SAB dsp – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to top of Whisper White Panel
  • Wild Wasabi dotted dsp (Subtles Paper Stack) – 2 x 2 3/4 – cut into banner and add to panel
  • So Saffon – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to panel
  • Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – wrap around panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp lemon image using Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color using Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Crush Curry (SAB) button using Glue dots.  Tie bow in Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add to button using Glue Dot.

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!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeWe just about finished up week 3 of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 – and it’s still a GREAT time to subscribe!  We have had some AMAZING card sets this week.  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, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Best Year Ever SAB dsp, Subtles dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black,  Blendabilities:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Other: Best Year Ever SAB Accessory Pack. Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

Balloon Bash

TSSC352Happy Monday Everyone!  WOW…FEBRUARY!!!  The BEST thing about February…getting closer to SPRING!!!  Hoping that weather isn’t too bad this month although sometimes it can really be a bit challenging!  And cold…REALLY cold!!!  and I HATE cold!

But Mary Jo has a FABULOUS sketch for us and I did a little twist (literally) on my card.  Between the balloon framelits and the FUN Birthday Bash dsp…there is just sooo much you can do!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balloon Bash dsp – 4 1/4 x 1, add to card base
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 4 1/8.  Add strip of confetti multicolor paper 2 7/8 x 1 1/4.  Layer onto Night of Navy 3 x 4 1/4.
  • Calypso Coral – cut out balloon using framelit, run through Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and add using dimensionals.  Draw balloon string using Basic Black marker.
  • Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – wrap around panel then add to card front on an angle using dimensionals.
  • Stamp celebrate banner (Balloon Bash) using Bermuda Bay and add using dimensionals to finish off.

TSSC352See my little ‘twist’ on the sketch?  It’s a GREAT 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 third week and it’s a GREAT time to subscribe!  This week it’s all about CARDS!  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): Balloon Bash
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Calpyso Coral, Birthday Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Balloon Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy