Monthly Archives: September 2015

Acorny Thank You!

CCMC372Oh cool…it’s Thursday and time for ANOTHER Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have an AWESOME color challenge for you…So Saffron, Delightful Dijon and Night of Navy.

As I was sitting down to work on my card this week, I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and thought it would be cool to use that.  Every now and then a sketch just ‘calls my name’ and this was one of those!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, run the top through the Woodland Embossing Folder.
  • Night of Navy – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card fornt
  • Bojo dsp – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy – 2 3/4 x 3 1/2, cut into banner and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp striped bottom using So Saffron and solid bottom in Delightful Dijon.  Stamp tops in Night of Navy, punch out and layer.  Stamp thankful banner in Night of Navy, cut out.  Layer acorns and banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie a bow from the Gold Cording Trim, add to banner.

September Mini Session Collage smallDid you know that it’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Acorny Thank You
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Night of Navy, Boho dsp
Ink: So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Night of Navy
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Acorn Builder Punch, Gold Cording Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Among the Branches

HelloAutumnOh…I couldn’t wait to share this card with you all.  It is just SO ME!!!

As I was working on the new banner for the Create with Connie and Mary site (you know…we are getting ready to open the September Mini Session on Sept 13th…WOOO HOOO!!!), I picked the colors of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Delightful Dijon to give our banner a ‘fall’ feeling.  LOVE IT!  Well anyway, as I sat down to stamp, I had these colors on my brain and wanted to play with the new Among the Branches set.  This idea popped into my head.  Oh my…it is just so CAS and SO ME!

Here’s the details (don’t blink…it’s definitely quick and easy!)…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp the branch (tree trunk) in Sahara Sand then the leaves in Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Delightful Dijon.  Stamp greeting (Cheer All Year) in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Add layer to card base using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Viola…a CAS card for fall (oh…it is just SOOOO ME!!!)  And since  I made this to make the new Create with Connie and Mary Banner for our NEW session…here’s the details…

September Mini Session Collage smallIt’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Among the Branches, Cheer All Year
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Acorny Thank You

AcornyDo you love these little acorns?  I do!  They are just soooo dang cute and with the matching punch, it just makes it so easy to make a super cool card!

This is really just such an easy card to make and I love the fall ‘feel’ to the colors of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Cajun Craze.  Add in some texture embossing folds and gold cording trim (oh my…LOVE) an you have a GREAT fall card!

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.
  • Ink the Woodland Embossing Folder using Cajun Craze and a Brayer and run through the Big Shot. (ooooo…cool background!)
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/4 x 3.  Round corners, run through the Softly Falling Embossing folder then cut into 4 pieces (each piece 1 1/8 x 1 1/2.  Add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – stamp bottoms of acorns using Crumb Cake, tops in Night of Navy, punch out and layer together.  Stamp thankful banner in Cajun Craze, cut out and layer everything together.
  • Turn and add adhesive to the back then loop gold cording trim.  Add more adhesive and add to card front to finish off.

How AWESOME is that!  Speaking of AWESOME…

September Mini Session Collage smallguess what time it is?  It’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Acorny Thank You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Project Life Corner Rounder, Acorn Builder Punch, Gold Cording Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Cheer All Year

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  Do you LOVE our new look?  WE DO!!!  We are gearing up for the Holiday Mini and FABULOUS FALL!!!  For the next couple of weeks, you are going to be ‘treated’ (definitely not TRICKED) with the design team members’ take on Halloween!

CheerAllYearSatHopThis is one of those cards that started one place in my head and ended up a totally different place on paper!  LOL!!!  I do though LOVE the way it turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Old Olive – 3 3/4 x 5, add spider web doily to the panel, trim off the sides.
  • Happy Haunting dsp – orange diagonal strip – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to panel on angle.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 4 1/4, add to panel on angle.
  • Tangelo Twist – 3/4 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, black emboss, add to panel on an angle.  Trim off ends on both sides of panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp spider si times on Very Vanilla using Versamark, black emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

How fun is that!  I do like the way my card turned out…GREAT for Halloween!

September Mini Session Collage smallAnd speaking of GREAT…guess what time it is?  It’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Cheer All Year
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Spider Web Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Let the party begin!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateFA15SiggyMary

Lighthearted Leaves

CCMC371What a fun sketch challenge we have this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

I was looking through my stamp sets to go with the sketch and my first thought…oh…I’ll use acorn set.  NOPE…another team member used it.  Next up…donuts…I’ll use the donut set…right?  NOPE…another team member used it (I try, if I can to use something different).  So I’ve been playing with this set and thought…okay…I can do this!  It could be EITHER leaves or trees!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • Add Silver Cording Trim through a large Basic Silver Button and add to layer.  Add layer to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the leaf image on Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, and Mint Macaron using Versamark and white emboss., cut out (or use framelits) and add to card front.
  • Perfect Plum – 3/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron
Ink: Versamark
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Basic Silver Buttons, Silver Cording Trim, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Lighthearted Leaves

SUO130It’s time again for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Thinking of You/Friendship.

Those are great sentiments and really easy!  I will have to say when I saw the Lighthearted Leaves set in the new Holiday Mini I didn’t think I really liked it all that much.  I ended up buying it and have to say…I’m having fun playing with it.  It is different but in a fun way!  For this challenge I wanted a simple CAS card and thought this one turned out nice.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Night of Navy – 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front.
  • Stamp leaf in Tangelo Twist on Whisper White.  Cut out using Leaflet Framelits, add Silver Cording Trim behind the leave then add using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy.
  • Add Night of Navy Candy Dots to Leaf to finish it off.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their beautiful butterflies!

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Silver Cording Trim, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy