Monthly Archives: June 2015

Awesomely Artistic

CCMC360WOW…I can’t BELIEVE it is Thursday already and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!  Where did the week go!  I’ve been up to my eyeballs in course development and working with different faculty on getting our new learning management system to work and time just has been FLYING by!  And so now it is Thursday and we have a GREAT color challenge:  Smoky Slate, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip.  Although colors seem to be masculine ones…I decided to pull out this AWESOME (well that would be AWESOMELY ARTISTIC).

Here’s the detail…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp cluster of leaves using Smokey Slate, layer on Island Indigo 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and add to card base using dimensionals
  • Ink dragonfly (oh…I do LOVE dragonflies!) using Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip, cut out and add to card front.
  • Cut out hello from Chocolate Chip using the new Greetings framelits and add to card front.
  • Add Chocolate Chip Candy Dots to finish off.

And speaking of AWESOME…if you live around the Dayton Ohio (Indiana, Kentucky, Columbus, Cincinnati area)…Create with Connie and Mary are going LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

LIVE2015ProjectsAnd let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

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

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip
Other: Greetings Framelits, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

I Think You’re Great

TSSC365Oh how I LOVE the new Bohemian dsp!  The colors just speak to me (okay…could be because there is purple in the and blue, oh and yellow!)  What can I say…LOVE it!  And speaking of LOVE, LOVE the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge this week!

And speaking of LOVE…I’m having such a GREAT time playing with the I Think You’re Great set!  Too much fun!

Here’s the details –

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Bohemian dsp – 3 3/4 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Bohemian dsp – 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Island Indigo – 5/8 x 4, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Delightful Dijon – cut star, run through Lucky Stars Embossing folder and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp sentiment using Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla, cut out and add using dimensionals.  Yep…LOTS of dimensionals!  LOL!!!

TSSC365Isn’t this a fun sketch?  I though so!  Hope you have some time to join us!   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

Did you know that Create wit Connie and Mary are going LIVE?  Yep…you read that right!  We are going LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE if you could join us!  Check out the side bar on the right for more information then head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!  Here’s a sneak peek of what we are doing…

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Set(s): I Think You’re Great
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Bohemian dsp
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Star Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Build a Birthday

SatHopWelcomeWelcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and this month we are doing Folds.  Connie is up this week and our theme is the Joy Fold card.  It’s an ‘oldie’ but a goodie!

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from the Create with Connie and Mary site.  Did you see the GREAT news???  We are going LIVE!!!  We had such a GREAT time last year for the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event that we are doing it again THIS YEAR!  Oh the fun we have planned for you!  Space is limited so you want to make sure you sign up early!

Oh and today is a special hop because today is Connie’s birthday!  Happy Birthday!!!  So…I thought I’d do a birthday card in honor of her special day…

SatHop3Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11, score a 5 1/2 and 8 1/4 and fold into a ‘z’ with the fold at the bottom.
  • Large Polka Dotted print (Schoolhouse dsp) – 4 x 2 1/2, add to bottom panel
  • Tangerine Tango – 3 x 8, score at 4 and fold.  Add to inside card
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 3 5/8, add small dotted print from Schoolhouse dsp pack – 1/2 x 2 7/8 along bottom front.  Add panel to Tangerine Tango flap using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – cut two stars – the two smallest star framelits.  Add the very smallest to the bottom Pool Party/dotted panel using double layer of dimesnionals (to hold flap down), add other to the Whisper White panel
  • Stamp candles on Whisper White:  Largest/Tangerine Tango, Striped/Garden Green, Dotted/Pacific Point, Flames/Daffodil Delight.  Cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black on Daffodil Delight – 5/8 x 3, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

And a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Connie!

Here’s a side view of my card…

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Set(s): Build a Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Schoolhouse dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pacific Point, Tangering Tango, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight
Other: Star Framelits, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Creative with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

Build a Birthday

CCMC359Happy Thursday everyone!  WOW…I can’t believe it’s Thursday already!  I sort of lost track of time this week.  Of course though, I’ve been busy getting things designed for Create with Connie and Mary LIVE that is coming up in July!  Are you coming?  I HOPE SO!!!  We have such GREAT projects and so much fun planned for you!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up NOW!

Oh…let’s get back to my card…I had a card class this past week and we did the candles like this one a card.  I REALLY liked the look of the candles and decided they would work perfectly with today’s sketch challenge…and they DID!  Don’t you just LOVE it when that happens?  I do!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Polka Dotted print (Cherry on Top dsp) –  one strip 5 x 1 1/2 and one 4 1/2 x 1 1/4, add strips to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/8 x 3 5/8, run through Elegant Dots Embossing Folder and layer on Watermelon Wonder 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp candles – largest/Watermelon Wonder, diagonal striped/Cucumber Crush, Dotted/Bermuda Bay, flame/Crushed Curry.  Cut everything out and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black on Crushed Curry 5/8 x 8, cut into a banner on both ends and add using dimensionals

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

Set(s): Build a Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Cherry on Top dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Celebrate

SUO124It’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Stars and Stripes (and it doesn’t have to be patriotic).

I decide to make my card would of Real Red and Bermuda Bay (so sort of patriotic colors) but thought it would be good as a ‘celebrate’ card that could be used for a variety of occasions.  I though it would be good as a birthday card for someone whose birthday would be around 7/4.

Here’s the details –

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Real Red – 1/4 x 4 1/4, cut 3 and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting in Memento Black
  • Silver Glimmer, Bermuda Bay, Real Red – cut out stars using star framelits.  Add silver directly on card and the Bermuda Bay using dimensionals and Red using more dimensionals
  • Cut out another Real Red star and add to upper right.
  • Add Basic 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): And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Star Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

You’ve Got This

SatHopWelcomeWelcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and this month we are doing Folds.  Debbie is up first and our theme is Pop-out Swing Fold.  Well…this one I had never done before and what fun it is!

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from the Create with Connie and Mary Site.  Did you see the GREAT news???  We are going LIVE!!!  We had such a GREAT time last year for the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event that we are doing it again THIS YEAR!  Oh the fun we have planned for you!  Space is limited so you want to make sure you sign up early!

So on to my card…

SatHopClosedAlthough the style I saw this this ‘fancy fold’ card was a rectangular center panel, I decided an oval would work perfectly and it did!  I wanted to use some of the new colors and found the color combo of Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron.  Just LOVE this color combo!!

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, add piece of Mint Macaron striped envelope paper 1 x 4 1/4, cut oval out of front then run through the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.
  • Whisper White, cover with the striped Mint Macaron Envelope paper – 5 x 6, score along the 6″ side at 2 and 4 – secure to back panel.
  • Night of Navy – cut out oval same size as opening on the front of card.
  • Whisper White – cut inside oval and add to Navy Oval. Close up card and add Navy oval through the opening.
  • Stamp the flower on Watercolor paper using StazOn Jet Black.  Color using Perfect Plum and Mint Macaron and AquaPainter.  Cut out and add using Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting on Perfect Plum using Versamark and white embossing and punch out using the NEW Washi Punch.  Add using dimensionals.

And here it is open…

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Set(s): You’ve Got this
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, Envelope Paper, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark, StazOn Jet Black, Mint Macaron, Perfect Plum
Other: Oval Framelit, White Embossing Folder, , Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Creative with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

I Think You’re Great

CCMC358It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and we have a CREATE color challenge – So Saffron, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.  Oh…soooo pretty together!  I had made one card using this combo add ended up setting it aside.  When I made this one, I just LOVED the way it turned out.

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Stamp the zig zag from Work of Art in So Saffron, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.  Layer onto Hello Honey 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 and add at an angle using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon on Whisper White, punch out with the 1 3/4 circle pucnch, layer on Hello Honey circle (using Circle Framelits) then on 2 3/8 Scallop Circle using dimensionals.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Punch 3 star from Lost Lagoon using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, add to card front using dimensionals then add a Basic Rhinestone to each to finish off.

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

Set(s): I Think You’re Great, Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Hello Honey
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, So Saffron
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy