Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bloomin’ Love

BloominLove3Do you LOVE the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet?  It really is SOOO GORGEOUS!  I really wanted to use this with my stamping group and was roaming around Pinterest to get some inspiration for it.  I ended up putting a couple of different ideas together.

I love the look of the soft neutrals with the pop of color on there.  Layering up the flowers and add some leaves from the 2-step bird punch is a nice little accent to the heart.

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Sahara Sand – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Very Vanilla, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out Bloomin’ Heart thinlet, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner and FRIEND on Blushing Bride using Basic Grey Archival, cut out (or use framelit) and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut flowers from Calypso Coral and layer, punch leaves/stem from Mint Macaron using 2-step bird punch, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Basic Rhinestone to center of flower on a couple of the flowers in the framelit.

The time has come for the February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  It 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
Set(s): Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Grey Archival
Other: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets, 2-Step Bird Punch, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Birthday Blooms

WI15SatHopWelcome

Welcome again to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  We always have such fun on these hops and I know I always look forward to see what the design team does with each challenge.  The challenge this week…BLING!!!

Okay…I am not big on BLING!!!  I mean I can do it and I do like it…but in moderation – LOL!!!  This was an interesting card but it sort of just ‘happened’ on top of my desk.

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So the story with this is that when I was playing with my Birthday Blooms a while back I had stamped, silver embossed, cut out and then left it sitting on my desk.  Well…it happened to be sitting on top of this strip of Silver Glimmer and I thought…WOW…that looks cool!  (And just so you know…I do spend A LOT of time talking to myself…I tell people I am talking to my dogs…but SERIOUSLY they have NEVER listened!  LOL!)  So since I had those two elements and the Silver Glimmer was blingy I decided I am well on my way to my card for this challenge!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Stamp flower using Versamark and Silver Emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off and add just a little more BLING!

The February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session IS NOW OPEN – OH HOW COOL!  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
Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones,  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

Hello

Hello 3Yep…one more card using the SAB Hello set.  With it going away after the 15th…I thought I needed to hurry up and use it!  LOL!!!

This is really one of those REALLY QUICK cards.  You could easily change out the colors for a totally different look.  I like cards that are so easy to change up and get different looks.  And I REALLY like them when they are THIS easy!

  • Pumpkin Pie = 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pacific Point – 3/4 x 5 1/2 add to bottom of card base
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 5 1/2, stamp hello and my friend using Basic Black Archival.
  • Stamp ‘splotches’ using Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
  • Real Red Diagonal Stripe – 3/4 by 5 1/2, layer behind Whisper White panel; add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Pacific Point – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to panel to finish off edge.

Yep…that is really all there is to it!  And speaking of all there is to it…the February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session is now open and once you subscribe, you can access all the tutorials!  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
Set(s): Hello, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Brights dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Party Wishes

CCMC393Oh do we have a FUN challenge for you fir the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  If you like ‘little’ images, this one’s for you!  If you don’t…well, this is a GREAT way to get started – LOL!!!

I just love the little cupcake image in the Party Wishes set and I LOVE that you can punch it out using the cupcake from the Party Punch Pack!

Today is a special day on Create with C0nnie and Mary…not only is it Thursday Challenge day but it is opening day for the Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session!  So let’s PARTY!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Mint Macaron/White dotted print (Birthday Bouquet dsp) – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo – 3 1/8 x 4, wrap piece 1/8″ Silver Taffeta Ribbon around panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – punch out twelve 7/8″ Scallop Circles add to card front
  • Stamp 6 cupcakes – Melon Mambo frosting/ Mint Macaron base and 6 cupcakes – Mint Macaron frosting/Melon Mambo base; punch out and add using dimensionals
  • Mint Macaron – 3/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting (Sunburst Sayings) using Basic Black Archival, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestone to the top of each cupcake!

Today is the day…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
Set(s): Party Wishes, Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron
Other: Party Punch Pack, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

What I Love

WhatILoveEvery now and then I sit down to make a card and I have this idea of exactly what I am doing, then it starts morphing and morphing and morphing.

When I sat down to make this hadn’t stamped in a while (like 2 weeks…GASP… what can I say…SCHOOL!!!) and things just weren’t flowing for me.  I finally decided this was NOT going to be my Tour de Freaks card (don’t worry have a REALLY cool one for you…check us out on the 20th of this month) and then thought…oh…this will work for an upcoming SUO challenge.  Well, then I decided to do something different for THAT one so here is this poor card that I made while I was TRYING to get my mojo back and it is okay…not stellar but okay and I thought I’d share!

Here’s the details…

  • Blackberry Bliss – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Wildflower Fields dsp (SAB) – 5 1/4 x 3, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim – add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 2 3/4, cut out using Oval Framelit, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Blue Flower is Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Purple Flower is just Blackberry Bliss – bottom layer stamped off 3 times before using, middle layer stamped off 2 times before using and outline is full strength.  Stamp leaves using Mossy Meadow and color using Pear Pizzazz marker.  Cut everything out and add to oval.  The blue flower is added using dimensionals.

So that’s the story about this card.  Not my most creative…but then sometimes it is tough to get back in the groove when you’ve been away for a bit.

Did you know that it is almost time for the February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session?  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
Set(s): What I Love, Perfect Pairings (both SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Wildflower Fields dsp (SAB)
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Oval Framelits, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Hello

Hello 2Did you like my card from yesterday?  I had so much fun making that one and decided that since I went to ALL THAT TROUBLE (yeah…right…sure) making those cloud template (remember – check out yesterday’s post to see how I did it) that I would use it again.

What I really like about this is although my cloud templates are the same, overall this is a nice, different look.  Are you LOVIN’ the sunburst template?  SERIOUSLY…you MUST have this!

Here’s the details…

  • Tempting Turquoise (oh my word…when was the last time I used THIS color!) – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Gold Glimmer – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 – cut out using Circle Framelit then cut out using the Sunburst Thinlet, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4, use templates to cut out ‘cloud’
  • Stamp hello using Tempting Turquoise (hmmm…had to ink this one up before using it’s been so long!) then stamp little sunshine using Versamark and gold emboss; add using dimensionals
  • Stamp little sun in Versamark, gold emboss and add using dimensional
  • Add some gold sequin to finish off.

FUN…oh so FUN!!!  And speaking of FUN…

Did you know that it is almost time for the February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session?  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
Set(s): Hellow
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Other: Sunburst Thinlets, Circle Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Neutral Sequins,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Hello

HelloWell BUGGER!!  I’m JUST getting around to playing with this GREAT SAB set (Hello) and it will be gone!  SERIOUSLY…my two VERY FAVORITE SAB sets this year are limited edition ones and will be gone on the 15th.  SAY IT AIN’T SO!

Well…I saw a card on Pinterest (I know…I start a lot of posts out that way…but it’s TRUE!) and thought ‘okay…I an do that with SU stuff.  The hardest part was figuring out the cloud!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut out using Sunburst Thinlet, stamp dotted line using Basic Black Archival, add sunburst to card front
  • So…how did I make my ‘cloud’ panel, start with a piece of Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 1/4; now for the top portion of the cloud punch out two 1 3/4″ circles and three 1 1/4″ circles.  Layer them to look like clouds; for bottom – two 1 1/2″ circle and three 1 1/4″ circles.  Layer them to look like clouds.  (see picture at end of details); trace these onto your Whisper White piece and cut out.
  • Stamp hello using Crushed Curry and Little Sunshine using Basic Black Archival, add cloud panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Okay…here’s the picture of my clouds…

Clouds

Did you know that it is almost time for the February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session?  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
Set(s): Hello, Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Crushed Curry
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Crushed Curry
Other: Sunburst Thinlets, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy