Monthly Archives: February 2016

Timeless Textures

OOPSThe casology challenge this week (nothing like waiting until the last minute!) is distress.  I just recently got the Timeless Textures stamp set and thought thought that, along with Gorgeous Grunge, would make a perfect ‘distress’ card.

I just need to point out…I do have days like this that Oops…Sorry cards are just what I need – LOL!!!  I am just a master KLUTZ!!!  Just ask my DH…he’ll tell you!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Red/White diagonal strip – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add do card base
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp the 2 ‘splatter’ images from Gorgeous Grunge using Crumb Cake, stamp the cup rings using Soft Suede, stamp OOPS  SORRY! using Real Red (Alphabet Rotary Stamp)
  • Add panel to card base using dimensionals

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Guess what is coming soon?  If you guessed the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session…YOU ARE RIGHT!

March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* 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

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Yep…that’ all there is to this one!

Set(s): Timeless Textures, Gorgeous Grunge, Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Paper: Crumb Cake, Brights dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Suite Sayings

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Can you believe it…it’s the LAST Saturday in February and we have a GREAT challenge for our Create with Connie and Mary Design Team for the Saturday Blog Hop – Bundle of Joy…cards for Babies!

I really don’t have any ‘baby’ sets so I decide the ADORABLE little Easter Lamb would work GREAT paired with this saying…

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Confetti print – 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 3 /4; stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, punch out 1 1/2″ circle
  • Stamp lamb using Basic Black Archival – color using Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride markers – cut out, add behind circle and add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Mint Macaron print – 5/8 x 2, cut sides on slant
  • Multicolor Dot print – 1 x 1 3/4, cut sides on slant, layer, add bow paper clip, trim along top and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Easter Lamb, Suite Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archival, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Other: 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Bow Paper Clips,  Dimensionals

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

 

Picture Perfect

CCMC395Well here we are again…another Thursday and another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!

We have a really cool sketch for you this week.  I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with my colors on this but I really wanted to use this SAB dsp and so built my colors around that.

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 5 x 3 3/4, layer onto Whisper White 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
  • Calypso Coral print – 1 x 4 5/8
  • Calypso Coral – 2 pieces – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add above and below print piece
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp hummingbird using Smoky Slate (one layer is stamped off), Basic Grey Archival, Calypso Coral, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Check out the FABULOUS projects from the Design Team!

Set(s): Picture Perfect
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Wildflower Fields dsp
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral
Other: Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Number of Years

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Here we are again at another Saturday and we have another GREAT Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop!  This week our theme is Together Forever – Wedding or Anniversary Cards.  This week I decided to go with an Anniversary.

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This was a card that started with things that were sitting on top of my desk and I designed the card around this.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, wrap piece of Watermelon Wonder Stitched Satin Ribbon around it then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out Bloomin’ Heart and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp numbers using Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner and anniversary using Basic Grey Archival on Blushing Bride, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Cut out little banner from Basic Grey, stamp ‘th’ using Versamark and white emboss, add using dimensionals
Set(s): Number of Years
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey Archival, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet, Large Numbers Thinlets, White Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go 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’!

WI15MarySiggy

Tour de Freaks – Feb 16

freakwelcome2013It’s that time again!  What time?  Time for another Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!

With Sale-a-bration in full swing, the Freaks decided to celebration Sale-a-bration!  Are you ever in for a treat!  The freaks REALLY know how to Sale-a-brate!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Mindy Backes’ blog and her EXCELLENT projects!

I had REALLY wanted to use the Hello set but since that is now retired and I don’t have any of the ‘new’ items I decided to go with the Botanicals for You set.  This is a fun set and I decided to keep the look simple but use a lot of cutting things out (my VERY FAVORITE thing to do) to give it that little extra!

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This is such a FUN color challenge – Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay.  I added in the Smoky slate and this was easy as can be!

Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through Butterfly Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Blackberry Bliss dotted (Farmers Market dsp) – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White Panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp large flower/Bermuda Bay, medium flower/ Blackberry Bliss, leaves/Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out, layer ’em up and add to card front.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to center of each flower to finish
Set(s): Botanicals for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Farmers Market dap
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Okay…so I made a little bag to go with my card…

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Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 7 1/2 x 11, use Gift Bag Punch Board to score and make bag, put together
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut out bottom using Banner Framelit, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Stamp flowers/leaves as describe above, cut out and add to tag
  • Blackberry Dotted – 1 1/2 x 2, cut out with smaller Banner Framelit, add behind Whisper White banner, add to front of bag
  • Punch holes in top and tie using Bermuda Bay Thick Twine.
  • I didn’t on this but you could add Basic Rhinestones to match card
Set(s): Botanicals for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Farmers Market dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Bermuda Bay Thick Twine,  Dimensionals

Here’s my two project together…

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Thanks for stopping by!  Now it’s time to head over to Heidi Baks Running with Scissors blog to see how she ‘sale-a-brates’!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

I Think You’re Great

CCMC394Guess what?  It’s Thursday again so time for ANOTHER Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week it is a FUN color challenge for you – Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo – truly inspired by the Nice Cuppa collection!

Although at first I thought about use the Nice Cuppa set, I decided to just have fun with the colors and make a little celebration card!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, run through the Confetti Folder – position it so the oval is right in the middle so that the open space is covered later; add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 3 3/8, stamp ‘you did it’ using Basic Black Archival then add to Melon Mambo – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; add banner to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Wisteria Wonder print – 1/2 x 2 7/8; add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay print – 7/8 x 3 1/8; add to card front
  • Melon Mambo print – 3/4 x 2 3/4; add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 3 3/4; add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark, black emboss, cut out, color sing Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder and Melon Mambo markers, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out two stars – Wisteria Wonder, Silver Glimmer – add to card front to finish it off

The February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session is now LIVE!  Here’s a sneak peak…

Feb CollageEach 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 February session:

  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals

Make sure you check out the fabulous projects by the Design Team!

Set(s): I Think You’re Great, Perfect Pairings (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Have a Cuppa dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder markers
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Confetti Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

What I Love

SUO142I really love this flower in the What I Love SAB set!  You can get really cool depth in the look of your flowers and by using just the stamping off technique, you can really all your colors to match!  I like when colors match!

So…it is Tuesday and it time for another SUO Challenge.  This time our theme was to use SAB items!  With some of my FAVORITE ones having just retired (so that new ones could come out), I decided to go this is GREAT flower set and the SAB dsp.

Here’s the details …

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Wildflower Fields dsp – 1 1/2 x  1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – flowers (stamp 2 of each color) were done using Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral and Hello Honey.  Use the stamping off technique to get the layers of color, leaves – Mossy Meadow outline color with Pear Pizzazz Marker, cut everything out and layer
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/2, use the leaf border from the Botanical Builder Thinlet set
  • I laid the flowers on the panel (not adhering yet) so that I could stamp the greeting using Basic Black Archival; once stamped, add the flowers with the yellow one added using dimensionals
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add White Perfect Accents to the centers of the flowers to finish off!

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

Set(s): What I Love
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Wildflower Fields dsp (SAB)
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey
Other: Botanical Builder Thinlits, White Perfect Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy