Monthly Archives: June 2016

Jar of Love

CCMC413My, oh my, oh my…I do LOVE this fun new set…Jar of Love and it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for the sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week!

Not only was this set absolutely PERFECT for the challenge but the new incolors…what can I say, they are just so bright and happy and just go together PERFECTLY when making a happy card!  Wouldn’t you love this far of fun flowers setting on your table or desk to brighten your day?

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp jar using Basic Black Archival, ‘water’ using Pool Party and stems using Emerald Envy
  • Rich Razzleberry – 3 7/8 x 5 1/2, add white panel and ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Emerald Envy Envelope dsp – 1/4 x 3, add to card front
  • Flowers:  large – Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder, medium – Peek-a-boo Peach/Tangerine Tango, small – Sweet Sugarplum/Rich Razzleberry, leaves – Emerald Envy, cut everything out (there are framelits for this), layer and add to card front
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

So a pretty easy card!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Everyday Jars Framelits, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Time of Year

Flourish2Wow…can you believe it?  This is the LAST WEEK of June!  Where did this month go?  This is the start of week 7 of my 8 week term this summer so I’m looking forward to my classes coming to an end and having a little break before Fall semester starts

Today I’m heading to Raleigh, North Carolina for a conference for school.  I’m looking forward to it.  It is a special conference on teaching and  learning.  It should be cool.

So today I’m sharing a CAS (clean and simple) card I designed right after I got my ‘new stuff’.  This was actually a ‘leftover’ piece from another project and just love using the outline of this flourish.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Confetti folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut out flourish (save to use on another project)
  • Flirty Flamingo envelope dsp – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer cut out Whisper White Flourish panel using dimensionals, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Flirty Flamingo, cut out and add using dimensionals.

How simple is this!  I just love the pop of color from the Flirty Flamingo!

Set(s): Time of Year (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Confetti Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until new time….HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Time of Year

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and week 4 of our showcasing the NEW incolors (LOVE!!!)  This week we are doing Sweet Sugarplum.  I’m keeping with my theme of CAS cards for these new incolors and here is mine for this week…

Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sugarplum – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp solid dots with Sweet Sugarplum (stamped off once) and dot outlines using Sweet Sugarplum (full strength), stamp ‘on your’ with Basic Black Archival
  • Basic Black – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, add Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, color in birthday with Sweet Sugarplum marker, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Star Sweet Sugarplum Enamel shapes and Basic Rhinestones to finish off

June 2016 CollageDid you know it’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session?  Yes…it is TRUE!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

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

Set(s): Playful Backgrounds, Time of Year (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Incolor Enamel Shapes,  Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateBannerSU16MarySiggy

Painter’s Palette

CCMC412Happy Thursday everyone!  Are you all enjoying your ‘new stuff’?  I know I am just having a BLAST with it and finally fell like my creativity is coming back.

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge we have an AWESOME color challenge for you:  Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Pool Party.  Oh SOOOOO easy to work with!

I love the look of ‘abstract’ shapes and the Painter’s Palette ‘swishes’ really fit the bill for me!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder – cut out the ‘scallop’ edge from the Popcorn Box Thinlet, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp large swish in Pool Party, medium swish in Blushing Bride and small swish in Watermelon wonder, stamp scatter dots in Basic Black Archival, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to left side of Whisper White panel
  • Blushing Bride – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

June 2016 CollageThe Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session to open!  Yes…it is TRUE!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now and to check out the really cool design team projects!!

Set(s): Painter’s Palette, Greatest Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Popcorn Box Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Love and Affection

SUO151Happy Tuesday!  You know what is best about this Tuesday?  It’s time for another SUO challenge!  Last month we said farewell to our favorite dsp from the last catalog and this week we are saying hello to one of our new favorites.  I made this when we were still in preorder and only had a couple from which to choose but I do love this paper…it is so rich looking!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Navy/flower print – 1 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Kraft flower print – 2 1/2 x 3, layer on Night of Navy 2 5/8 x 3 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Cucumber/Kraft print – 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Stamp large flower using Night of Navy on Pink Flamingo, small flower using Night of Navy on Watermelon Wonder, and Night of Navy on Cucumber Crush, cut out, later and add to card front.
  • Add Daffodil Delight Enamel dots to the centers of flowers to finish off.

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

Set(s): Love and Affections
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Affectionately Yours dsp
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Vertical Greetings

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and week 3 of our showcasing the NEW incolors (LOVE!!!)  This week we are doing Emerald Envy.  You all know how I just LOVE CAS cards and here is a CAS card for you…

SatHopEmerald

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/3, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Emerald Envy Envelope paper – 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 – cut this into 4 pieces – 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 , 3/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out large flourish and add using dimensionals…REALLY, REALLY, REALLY SMALL think pieces of dimensionals!
  • Add some Emerald Envy Enamel hearts to finish off

How cool and SIMPLE is this!

June 2016 CollageSpeaking of simple…did you know the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session is now open?  Yes…it is TRUE!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

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

Set(s): Vertical Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Incolor Enamel Shapes,  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’!

CreateBannerSU16MarySiggy

Time of Year

CCMC411Here it is again another Thursday and a very cool sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary!

As soon as I saw the sketch I immediate thought of the new Pop of Pink Specialty dsp (and take a look at Lisa Martz’s card…she thought the same thing too!)  I love the ‘happy’ look of this card and it would be perfect for the pink lovin’ person in your world!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Black/Heart print – two 2 x 2 pieces, round corners and add front, trim off edges
  • Melon Mambo/white stripe print – two 2 x 2 pieces, round corners and add to card front, trim off edges
  • Gold Foil – cut out ‘happy’ and add to card front
  • Stamp banner on Whisper White using Versamark and gold emboss, cut our and add using dimensionals
  • Add some gold sequins to finish off.

How happy is this!  And happy is the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session is not open.

June 2016 Collage

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now and to check out all the cool design team ideas!

check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Corner Rounder, Hello You Thinlits, Neutral Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Foxy Friends

FoxMnTDo you LOVE this cute little set?  I LOVE this cute little set!

I needed a card for my craft group and REALLY wanted to use this set.  So I get out my stuff and start working on a designing my card and DANG…my PUNCH BROKE!

Well…I wanted to use this set anyway, so we just went to plan B.  I think it turned out REALLY cute but still nice and simple.  I think it could be a fun card for a guy too!

This is also for the CASOLOGY challenge – masculine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Tangerine Tango – 1/4 x 3 3/4 add to card front
  • Diagonal Pool Party strip (A Little Foxy) – 1/2 x 3 add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp tree using Garden Green and Early Espresso, cut out and add to card front
  • Stamp tree stump using Basic Grey Archival, cut out and add to card front
  • Stamp fox using Tangerine Tango, face and legs using Basic Black Archival, cut out and add to card front.

So…whatcha think?  I think it turned out CUTE!

June 2016 CollageYou know NOW is still a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

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

Set(s): Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, A Little Foxy dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archival, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Flourishing Phrases

Flourish1Do you LOVE the new Flourishing Phrases set and Flourishing Thinlits?  I do.  I mean I LOVE these!  Often I will just like the set or just like the thinlits but on this one…LOVE them BOTH!  This was also what I used this month (June) for my Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session Card Set.  LOVE!

Since I was working on my card set for Create, I had some ‘extra pieces’ sitting on top of my desk and you know me…I just HAD to use up those pieces on a card.  (HINT:  for my Create card set I paired up this set with the Playful Palette dsp!)

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Rich Razzleberry – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8
  • Mint Macaron – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry, layer onto Rich Razzleberry piece and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out large flourish and add to card front
  • Stamp flower in Sweet Sugarplum and cut out, stamp flower using Rich Razzleberry, cut out small flower, add using dimensional and add flower using dimensionals
  • Add some Sweet Sugarplum enamel hearts to center of flower to finish off

And to get more idea with this set (and FOUR other FANTASTIC ideas)…

June 2016 Collagesubscribe t0 the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

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

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Very Vanilla,Rich Razzleberry, Min Macaron
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Flourishing Thinlits, Incolor Enamel Accents,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Playful Backgrounds

InColorsI LOVE to ‘collect’ sketch ideas and when I’m sort of stuck, I like to use the sketches to get me ‘jump started’.  My favorite kind of sketches though are CAS ones (I know…SHOCKER!)

One of the sites that I just LOVE their sketches (even though I don’t always have time to play along) is CASE this Sketch.  The also have CAS designs but they tend to be very different.  Anyway, awhile back I saved this sketch and it turned out being PERFECT to showcase the new incolors and this fun new set…Playful Backgrounds.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Confetti Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, ink stamp using Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Emerald Envy and Dapper Demin markers and stamp, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer –  1/8 x 1 5/8, add to card front
  • Add one of each color of the incolor enamel stars to finish off

Now how fun is that?  And speaking of fun…

June 2016 Collagethe Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session is now open!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

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

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-b00 Peach, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim
Other: Confetti Embossing Folder, Incolor Enamel Accents,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy