Monthly Archives: January 2016

Number of Years

CCMC389Ooooo…it’s Thursday so it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  And what a fun sketch we have for you this week!

I wasn’t that sure what I was going to do this sketch but then I was looking at those GREAT Large numbers and I have to say…they were absolutely PERFECT for the sketch!  I wanted to use some of the really fun birthday dsp as the inspiration for my colors for the card!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/2 x 2 1/2, run through the large dotted embossing folder, flip and off-set the circles and run through again – gives it a cool look, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • It’s My Party dsp – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card fron
  • Cut out your numbers (just for fun I did 29) from Basic Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Sahara Sand – stamp banner image and greeting (I did not include the brackets around the word) using Basic Black Archival and cut out (either by hand or matching framelit), add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry Enamel Dots to finish off.

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

Set(s): Number of Years
Paper: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, It’s My Party dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Large Dots Embossing Folder, Large Number Framelits, It’s My Party Enamel Dots,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms3Well…you ready for another really cool card using this set?  I thought you might be!  Here’s another quick and easy card (anytime I don’t have to color and image…it is quick and easy for me!).  We be making this as a make and take at my group.

I don’t know about you but I love to look at ideas on Pinterest.  You too?  If you are also like me you tend to pin a TON of ideas…but do you make them?  Well…I started a file called cards to case and then I challenge myself to use them and once I do, I delete them from that file.  My last card was based on a card a found on Pinterest (that one was pretty close to the original although I did change like 5 things.  This one…if I showed you the card I ‘cased’ you’d laugh your socks off…it looks absolutely NOTHING like it!  But I LOVE the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • So Saffron – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting on bottom using Basic Black Archival, run the top part through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  HINT:  Since I only wanted the embossing on the to part, I just ‘hung it off the end’ of the platform so only the part I wanted embossed would be.
  • Black/white print – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp flower using Basic Black Archival, then cut into three panels – 1 1/2, 1 1/4, and 1, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Black sequins to finish off

Isn’t that cool!  Just a reminder…

Our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures has just begun!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Everyday Chic dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Neutral Sequins, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Nice Cuppa

NiceCuppa2Oh…today is such a good day!  Well what is it you ask?  Well it’s Monday!  Isn’t that just a GREAT day?

Well…it’s not just the fact that it is Monday…it is also the first day of classes for me!  First day is always just a little crazy…getting to know all the new students and trying to get them off to a good start.

But today is a good day for one other reason too…it’s the opening day of the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Session!  (Card details at the end)

Our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run the top 2/3 through the Elegant Dots Embossing folder
  • Basic Grey – 1/8 x 4 3/4, add to panel
  • Rose Red print – 5/8 x 4 1/4, cut into banner on both ends, add to panel
  • Rose Red – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add Blushing Bride panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut tea pot out of Whisper White – add to card front, stamp tag using Basic Black Archival ink on Rose Red, cut out, add to tea pot, punch out Blushing Bride heart using 2-Step Owl Punch, draw ‘string’ using Basic Black Marker
  • Cut cut out of Blushing Bride/heart print – add to card front using dimensionals, cut out heart from Rose Red and add to cup
  • Smoky Slate – cut out spoon and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Rose Red, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, later onto Basic Grey 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch add to card front using dimensionals
Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Love Blossoms dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Rose Red
Other: Cups and Kettle Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms2Okay…when I first saw this set, I thought…what the HECK do I need with STILL ANOTHER flower set.  So I didn’t buy it.  Then I had to put in another order and talked myself right into ordering it (what can I say…I have this thing for flower sets!).

Then I got it in and during my New Year’s weekend card making marathon played some with this set and all I can say….LOVE IT!!!  I kept things nice and simple on my cards…although I did cut out the image…LOVE cutting things out!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Black/White diagonal stripe print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to bottom of card front
  • Crushed Curry – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to top of card front
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Basic Black Archival and the center of the flower using Crushed Curry Marker and cut out
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add cut out flower, stamp dots using Crushed Curry
  • Crushed Curry, 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to bottom of Whisper White panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Neutral dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Crushed Curry
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Party Wishes

WI15SatHopWelcome

Oh…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and this week we have asked our designers to ‘shake their booty’ and create a shaker card!  And we know this is perfect for Nicole!

SatHopShaker

Isn’t that fun?  I knew with the ‘shake your booty’ challenge I wanted to use those fun little bitty birthday punches as my ‘shaker’ pieces!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Confetti print – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut out oval using oval framlit, add piece of window sheet to BACK of oval,  line around the back of the oval with pieces of dimensionals (lots and lots and lots of pieces of dimensionals) and dimensionals in each corner
  • Punch out balloons from Mint Macaron, cupcakes from Melon Mamo and candles from Crushed Curry), place all the confetti inside the oval
  • Basic Black – 3 1/2 (make it a little scant) x 5 1/2, place on back of ‘shaker’
  • Melon Mambo – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 – layer shaker panel on this then add to card front
  • Crush Curry – two strips – one 1/4 x 3 1/2 and the other 3/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Stamp cake in Melon Mambo on Whisper White and greeting in Basic Black, cut out
  • Stamp cake stand in Mint Macaron and cut out, add to other cake piece
  • Punch out 3 candles from Crush Curry, add behind cake then add cake to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Party Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, It’s My Party dsp, Window Sheets
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron
Other: Ovals Framelits, Party Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestons, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

What I Love

What I LoveSo…have you seen the new Sale-a-bration brochure?  There are some FUN items in there!  This was one of those cards that I made during my New Year’s weekend card making marathon!  I love the ‘3-step’ look of this set (What I Love) and decided to go with a very clean and simple look with it.

I was inspired by the Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder combo along with Mint Macaron!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp flower with Calypso Coral (one layer stamped off) and Watermelon Wonder, stamp leaves using Mint Macaron
  • On separate piece of Whisper White, stamp flower in Blushing Bride (one layer stamped off) and Calypso Coral, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp the little flower using Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): What I Love (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

 

Number of Years

CCMC388Happy Thursday everyone!  And welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge of 2016!

We have a fun color challenge to start off the new year – Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, and Blackberry Bliss.

I was thinking what I really wanted to do with this and decided to got clean and simple.  I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Number of Years set and matching Large Numbers framelits (you WILL be seeing more of this I GUARANTEE!)

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp leave/stem image using Pear Pizzazz, flower bunch using Bermuda Bay and greeting using Blackberry Bliss
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer Whisper White panel on top and add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

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

Set(s): Number of Years
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Nice Cuppa

NiceCuppa1Did you know that it is time for the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Session?  Well it is!  The session opens on January 11th and we have some GREAT projects for you to show off the GREAT items in the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure!

I couldn’t wait to get the “A Nice Cuppa” set and matching framelits and then I couldn’t figure out what the HECK to do with them!  Have you EVER had that happen?  Well over the New Year weekend I challenged myself to make some cards with it and this was one of the first ones I did.

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, add strip of Basic Grey – 1/2 x 5 1/2 behind it.
  • Multi-color diagonal striped print – 1 x 5 1/2, add behind the Whisper White panel then add to the card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp cup using Melon Mambo on Whisper White, cut out using matching framelit, then cut out one from the multi-colored hears and the Bermuda Bay print.  Cut out some of the additional pieces from Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, add to the dsp print cups.  Sponge around the multi-color heart one using Smoky Slate, layer and add cups to the card front using dimensionals
  • Cut heart ‘steam’ from the Melon Mambo and add to card front
  • Stamp tag using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, cut out and add using dimensionals, use marker to add ‘string’.  Punch out little hearts in Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay using the 2-Step Owl Punch and add to tag
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey and Melon Mambo on Whisper White, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, layer on 1 1/4″ Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle, layer and add using dimensionals

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Have a Cuppa dsp paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey marker, Melon Mambo marker
Other: Cups and Kettles Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Flurry of Wishes

SUO139Happy new year everyone!  And a happy first SUO challenge of the new year!

So I had a bit of a dilemma on this one….our theme is Wintertime but it is time for the SPRING (Occasions) Mini!  Fortunately both of these sets (Flurry of Wishes – snowflakes and Snow Place – greeting) are both showing as carried over in the new mini!  WHEW!!!

So for our Wintertime theme, I wanted to keep it clean and simple but make it ‘bright and happy’…because usual winter…at least here in Ohio is anything BUT bright!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp second to largest snowflake in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, stamp greeting in Basic Black Archival.  Next ‘fill in; the snowflakes with the Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo marker.  (click on the picture for the larger view so you can see this)
  • Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off!

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

Set(s): Flurry of Wishes, Snow Place
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Sky is the Limit

WI15SatHopWelcome

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!  Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop for 2016!  We had a fun challenge for our design team where we challenged them to ‘trim down’ for the new year!  The challenge was no more than 2 layers and 1 embellishment!  Easy for some…difficult for others!  For me…just up my alley!

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I LOVE this set.  When I see this plane image I think of my wonderful dad who LOVE to build and fly (okay…and frequently crash) motorized planes!  It was his very favorite hobby and brought him so much happiness.

Now looking at my card I think you can easily see it is two layers but embellishment?  Okay…I had a tough time figuring out an embellishment for this so my ’embellishment’ is that thin strip of diagonal black and white paper…PERFECT to add  a little interest but still keep everything CAS!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 4 1/4
    • Punch out cloud image from Tree Builder punch – use as mask and sponge two clouds in Soft Sky
    • Stamp large cloud image in Lost Lagoon, mask and stamp smaller cloud image in Smoky Slate
    • Stamp plane in Basic Black Archival
    • Stamp greeting in Real Red
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black diagonal stripe print (Neutrals dsp paper pack) – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to Whisper White panel to finish off.

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Sky is the Limit (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Neutrals dsp paper Pack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Real Red
Other: Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site to sign up for our next mini session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

WI15SatHopPreviousWI15SatHopNext

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy