Monthly Archives: July 2016

Foxy Friends

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  Not only are we having a fun hop but TODAY IS THE DAY of the Create with Connie and May LIVE event in Dayton, Ohio!  WOOO HOOO!!!  This week though for our hop we are doing a little favor.  I just LOVE my little treat!

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How’s that for a spiffy little dude?  I don’t usually use 3 different sets on something but just couldn’t resist putting all these together.

Here’s the details…

  • Clear Treat Box – put together
  • Calypso Coral – 1 3/4 x 8 1/2, wrap around box securing on the bottom
  • Chevron Print (A Little Foxy dsp) – 1 x 6, add to sides and top of box
  • Racoon – stamp body, head, and tail in Smoky Slate; mask, feet, and tail in Basic Grey, eyes/nose in Basic Black, punch things out, layer together and add to box using dimensionals
  • Stamp hat in Pool Party and bow tie in Calypso Coral, cut out and add to racoon (Snow Place set)
  • Stamp outline of word bubble in Basic Black, stamp greeting using Calypso Coral and Pool Party cut out and add using dimensionals

Can you image a punch of these sitting of a table for a party?  ADORABLE!

Speaking of ADORABLE…we have some ADORABLE projects ready or you in August for the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session!

August 2016 CollageWe are using stamp sets from the 2016-17 catalog on our projects! PLUS…get a HOLIDAY SURPRISE card set tutorial using Star of Light from the Holiday Catalog to get you started on your Christmas cards ideas!

  • 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
  • Only $8.95 US per month
Set(s): Foxy Friends, Balloon Builders, Snow Place
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, A Little Foxy dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archival, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Other: Fox Builder Punch, Clear Treat Box,  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.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateBannerSU16MarySiggy

Pun Intended

CCMC417Wow…this month is just flying by and Saturday is the Create with Connie and Mary 3rd Annual LIVE event!  WOOO HOOO!!!  We have such fun things planned for everyone!  We can hardly wait!

This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I was going to use the diagonal stripes from the Playful Background set but decided finally to use this fun lightbulb form the Pun Intended Hostess Set.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/2, stamp diagonal lines using Daffodil Delight, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Festive dsp (Crushed Curry/white print) – 2 strips 4 x 1/2, add to each side of Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 2 3/4, add strips to card front
  • Stamp lightbulb using Versamark on Whisper White and So Saffron, silver emboss, cut out and add light bulb behind socket, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Color heart using Crushed Curry marker
 Set(s): Pun Intended, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Festive dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry
Other: Silver Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Sunshine Wishes

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  We are continuing our tour of our favorites by us featuring our favorite new framelit/thinlit set.  Here’s another one where this changes for me weekly but decided to use the new Sunshine Wishes!

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This was sort of a ‘happy accident’ card.  I had decided to use the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and decided I was going to make it in pinks – specifically Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder – along with some white.  Well, I cut the heart out of Shimmery White (oh so pretty) and hope in Watermelon Wonder.  Well I sat it on my desk to start working on it and had laid the heart and hope on a piece of Smoky Slate that was sitting on my desk and what can I say…LOVE!

Here’s the details…

  • Shimmery White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Smoky Slate – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, run through the Elegant Dots embossing folder, layer onto the piece of Watermelon Wonder and add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Shimmery White – cut out heart and add to card front
  • Watermelon Wonder – cut out hope and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

There still time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session!  Don’t wait!

July2016CollageThe designers have been busy working with their ‘new stuff’ and have some FABULOUS ideas for you!

Subscribe to both July and August at the same time and receive the tutorial for a fun Bonus Project (featuring the Jars of Love set and matching framelits – LOVE!)

The July mini session opens this month on the 11th!  Don’t miss out.  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): None
Paper: Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery White
Ink: None
Other: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, 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.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateBannerSU16MarySiggy

Time of Year

CCMC416Well it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge and this week is a cool color challenge – Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe.

When looking at these colors I wanted something ‘nature’ based and thought right away of the cool leaves in the Flourish thinlit set  You know me…I like to keep things clean and simple so this is what I went with.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out leaves using Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim and add to card front
  • Stamp banner on Whisper White using Tip Top Taupe, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Dapper Denim Enamel Dots to finish off

There still time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

July2016CollageThe designers have been busy working with their ‘new stuff’ and have some FABULOUS ideas for you!

Subscribe to both July and August at the same time and receive the tutorial for a fun Bonus Project (featuring the Jars of Love set and matching framelits – LOVE!)

The July mini session opens this month on the 11th!  Don’t miss out.  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now and check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Time of Year
Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Incolor Enamel Shapes,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Tour de Freaks – July 16

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks where this month – ANYTHING GOES!

How’s that for a fun theme!  Can’t wait to see what all the freaks have in store for us this month!

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Debbie Hendersson – Debbie’s Designs blog.  She always has such FUN ideas!

Oh what to do…what to do for this month?  I have been having such fun with the Foxy Friends set so I decided to have a little fun with that.

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Isn’t this gang just the CUTEST???  They are just so much fun to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Tangerine Tango – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2, Smoky Slate bark print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to bottom, Basic Black 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to top, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Make the little critters – Fox – Tangerine Tango/Momento Black, Skunk – Momento Black/Whisper White, Racoon – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, Moment Black, cut them out and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Tangerine Tango – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into a pbanner, add to card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): Foxy Friends, Greatest Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Blimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Basic Grey Archival, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango
Other: Fox Builder Punch,  Dimensionals

Since I was having so much fun with this I decided to make some little treats to go with it…

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I’m not going to go into a lot of detail but I want to show how I made the holder part…

  • Whisper White – 4 x 1 1/8, score at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2
  • Stamp as follows, trim, fold and staple at top
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  • Add head using a dimensional
  • Fox – Tangerine Tango, Momento Black
  • Skunk – Momento Black, Whisper White
  • Racoon – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, Momento Black
  • Reindeer – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Momento Black, Real Red (bow tie from the Snow Place set)

Here’s my project together…

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Oh…just fun!  Now it is time to head over to Melissa’s Rubberfunatics Blog.  You are in for a treat!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Shooting Star

SUO153Happy Tuesday everyone! Guess what?  It’s time for another SUO challenge and our challenge this time is black and white with a pop of color!  So many ways to go with this and I decided, since there were some bees already done and cut out on my desk, to have use Daffodil Delight as my ‘pop’ of color!  I do love having some pieces all finished on my desk and just go for it from there!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add panel using dimensionals
  • Dotted paper – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Black/White dsp – 3/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 1/8 x 4, add to card front
  • Stamp bees using Basic Black Archival, cut out with matching framelite, color using Daffodil Delight and Basic Black markers, add Clear Wink of Stella on the wings, add to card front (the big one on a dimensionals

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

Set(s): Shooting Star
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pop of Pink dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight
Other: Sliding Star Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Marquee Messages

PPA309Oh…school is out (well, classes are done) and I have some extra time!  I wanted to do a little stamping today and decided it would be fun to join a challenge.  There’s a really fun color challenge on Pals Paper Arts and I just couldn’t resist joining the fun!

The colors are Sahara Sand, Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum.  What fun!  I decided my Marquee Messages set had sat uninked long enough and it was perfect for the colors AND som fun paper piecing!

Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sugarplum – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp the sparkles using Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo, and Sweet Sugarplum.  Layer until Island Indigo 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Sahara Sand – stamp main image using Basic Black Archival, cut out, stamp the arrow on Island Indigo and the  bottom banner on Sweet Sugarplum, cut out and add to main panel.  Stamp you are both on the Sahara Sand AND on Whisper White, cut out and add to letters.  Stamp the stars on Whisper White, cut out and add.  Add the Marquee to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Color in the lines down the side using Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum.
  • Add the very smallest  Basic Pearls around the arrow to finish off.

July2016CollageLooking for some ideas using the cool stuff in the new catalog?  The designers for Create with Connie and Mary have been busy working with their ‘new stuff’ and have some FABULOUS ideas for you!

Subscribe to both July and August at the same time and receive the tutorial for a fun Bonus Project (featuring the Jars of Love set and matching framelits – LOVE!)

The July mini session opens this month on the 11th!  Don’t miss out.  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now and check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Marquee Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Basic Pearls,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy