Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sunburst Sayings

SUO148It’s not long now until the NEW CATALOG stuff is available so this time for the SUO Challenge we are saying good-bye to our favorite retiring paper!  I knew exactly what I was going to do.

I had made this ‘flower’ from the Sunburst Thinlit actually a couple months ago and it was (you guessed it) sitting on top of my desk.  It was just waiting for a perfect project to use it with and I think it works PERFECTLY with this great English Garden dsp.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Diagonal stripe dsp – 4 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to top of card base
  • Flower print – 4 1/4 x 1 3/4, add to bottom of card base, round corners
  • Chocolate Chip – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card base
  • Pick two different circle framelits – cut the So Saffron with the larger one and Hello Honey with the smaller one, then cut out both using the Sunburst Thinlit.  Bend up ‘petals’ and layer
  • Stamp greeting on Chocolate Chip using Versamark, white emboss and punch out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch, add to center of ‘flower’ using dimensionals
  • Punch out leaves from Mossy Meadow using the Festive Flower Builder Punch, add to back of ‘flower’ and add flower to card front.

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

Set(s): Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, English Garden dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Sunburst Thinlits, Circle Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Rose Wonder


Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  And happy 1st Saturday in May!  We have a fun treat for you today…For a Special Lady…so mother’s day, or a special female person in your life.  Although I’m out of mom’s this would work for either a mom or any special female!


I have to say…I was TOTALLY inspired by that piece of dsp from the NEW Playful Palette dsp paper stack!  LOVE!!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Dotted printed (Playful Palette dsp stack) – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer on dsp print and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 1/2 x 5 1/4 – add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out 2 of the longer leaves, add to card front
  • Emerald Envy – Cut out 2 of just the leaf part of the large rose/leaf thinlet, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp frame using Basic Black Archival, ink greeting using Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy markers, stamp inside frame and cut out using thinliet, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Pearls (I know…can you BELIEVE I’m actually using PEARLS!!!) to finish off.

Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary….registration is OPEN for the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session featuring NEW STUFF!!!!!

Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Playful Palette dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy
Other: Rose Garden Thinlets, Basic Pearls, 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.






Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Suite Sayings

AprilCardClass2Happy Thursday!  I’m sooooo happy it is Thursday.  Not only is it time for a GREAT new Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge but tomorrow is GRADUATION and that means I’ll be on my summer schedule AND more time for stamping!

Oh and speaking of MORE TIME FOR STAMPING…tomorrow is the arrival of NEW STUFF for that stamping!  WOO HOO!!!

This great card was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest (of course) and I put my own spin on it.  We did this for my card class in April.

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand –  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, run through the butterfly embossing folder, add strip of Elegant Eggplant – 5/8 x 4 1/4 along the right side and add panel to card front.
  • Whisper White – cut out using Lots of Labels, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow (oh will miss this) – cut out leaves then stamp with leaf image using Mossy Meadow
  • Elegant Eggplant, cut out flowers (the smaller ones are a double layer
  • Sahara Sand – cut out centers
  • Layer everything together and add to card front
  • Add Perfect Accent to the centers to finish off

Isn’t this a GREAT card!  Love the pretty colors!  Speaking of GREAT…make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the information about out the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini session sign up now!  While you are there, also check out the GREAT inspiration from our talented design team!

Set(s): Suite Sayings, Botanical Blooms
Paper: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Mossy Meadow
Other: Botanical Builder Thinlits,  Lots of Labels Framelits, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Perfect Accents,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!