Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fresh Fruit

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  Are you enjoying the new catalog?  I know we are!  This week we are featuring our favorite new stamp set.  Now this was a real problem for me because my favorite stamp set in the new catalog keeps changing – LOL!!!  I picked this set for two reasons…one…I LOVE the way the peach looks stamped when you ink in one color and then add some more with a sponge dauber.  And the second reason…I had just finished eating a fresh peach!  LOL!!!

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Don’t these peaches look good enough to eat?  Besides using the Fresh Fruit set, I also used another of my favorite sets…Gorgeous Gunge!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round the bottom right corners
  • Incolor Envelope dsp – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Cucumber Crush – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp splatter 2 times using Peek-a-boo Peach stamped off each time, stamp other splatter 2 times using Cucumber Crush stamped off each time, round bottom right corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Ink peach image using Peek-a-boo Peach, use a sponge dauber to add Tangerine Tango, ink leaves using Cucumber Crush then use sponge dauber to add Emerald Envy, cut out peaches/leaves and add using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out enjoy from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits and add to card front

I so like the way this turned out and keeping things clean and simple really let the peaches be the focal point.

Did you know that Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session just opened this week?  Yep…it is true!

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): Fresh Fruit, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy
Other: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Corner Rounder,  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

Pun Intended

CCMC415Can you believe it?  It’s another Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week…it’s a really cool sketch challenge and oh the fun I had with it.

I got this hostess set as soon as I could.  I just love the fun images and sayings that go with it.  I thought the camera was the perfect image for this week.

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pool Party – 4 x 4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, run through the Sparkle Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • A Little Foxy dsp – 2 1/4 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front using dimensionas
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/8 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Stamp camera using Basic Grey Archival, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some dimensionals to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session has just opened – now is a great time to subscribe.  Yep…it is soooo true!

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): Pun Intended
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Grey Archival
Other: Sparkle Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Bunch of Blossoms

BunchOfBlossomsI got this bundle (Bunch of Blossoms/Blossom Builder Punch) for a project for Create with Connie and Mary and then decided to do something different.  I was needing a card for a make and take and decided it was time to get some ink on the rubber …well in this case the photopolymer!

I wanted to keep things clean and simple but still colorful!  You can’t beat the Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder combo for that!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flaming0 – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, stamp stem using Wild Wasabi, stamp more solid first with stamped off Wild Wasabi, then full color Wild Wasabi, punch out and add to card front; stamp greeting using Basic Black and Flirty Flamingo; stamp the petals using Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder – punch out; stamp the small center on the larger petal using Basic Black; layer petals together and add to card front; stamp some dots using Blushing Bride
  • Watermelon Wonder – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, add Whisper White Panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session is now open!  WOO HOO!!!

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): Bunch of Blossoms
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi
Other: Blossom Builder Punch, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Foxy Friends

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to another fun Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This wee the design team is going to feature their favorite NEW dsp.  The only problem I see with this one…there are SOOOO many I like!

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Since I was having a difficult time choosing WHICH one, I decided to go with the FUN A Little Fox…and FUN it is!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 layer onto Calypso Coral 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 and add to card front
  • Chevron print – 3 1/2 x 1, add to card front
  • Raindrop print – 3 1/4 x 1/2, add to card front
  • Foxy print – 3 x 1 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/8 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out 1 3/8″ circle, add to card front
  • Fox – stamp in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White cut (or punch out), layer and add to card front
  • Stamp word bubble outline using Basic Black and greeting using Calypso Coral and Pool Party, cut out and add using dimensionals

Cool!  And speaking of COOL…only 2 more days until the release of Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session…WOO HOOO!!!

Yep…it is soooo true!

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): Foxy Friends, Balloon Builders
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral
Other: Fox Builder Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch,  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

Fresh Fruit

CCMC414Oh…it’s Thursday again!  Don’t you love it?  I do for a couple reasons.  First…it’s almost the weekend!  YAY!!!  But even better…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge.  This week…a FABULOUS color challenge – Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango and Cucumber Crush.  Aren’t these just great colors together?

Well I started out doing the peaches in the Fresh Fruit set but hmmm…several of the design team members thought the same thing and since instead of working ahead, I didn’t make my card until Tuesday so since the others had made peaches, I decided to use the GREAT flowers in that set!  LOVE!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Petal Burst Embossing Folder
  • Wrap some Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine around panel then add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival (I stamped the Happy and then Birthday underneath it)
  • Ink the large flower using Peek-a-boo Peach and then use a sponge dauber to add Tangerine Tango, stamp on Whisper White.  Do this twice.  Stamp little flowers using Tangerine Tango and leaves using Cucumber Crush.  Stamp centers using Basic Black Archival.  Cut everything out, layer and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Did you know that it is almost time for the release of Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session?  Yep…it is soooo true!

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): Fresh Fruits
Paper: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Cucumber Crush
Other: Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Jar of Love

BestFishesIt would be nice if, when I sit down to create, I could create what I have in mind.  But that seldom happens for me.  But then the good part of that is I have extra pieces laying on the top of my desk so that when I want to make a quick card, I just rummage around and find some pieces to use…LOL!!!

This was one of those cards.  I’m been working with the Jar of Love set for my July ‘bonus’ project for Create with Connie and Mary and had this jar left over.  I also had this little strip of envelope dsp and silver glimmer strip all ready to go.  So…this really was a quick an easy project because I really just needed to add the fish and greeting!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – add Flirty Flamingo strip – 1/4 x 3 1/4 and Silver Glimmer strip – scant 1/8 x 3 5/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival
  • Stamp jar using Black Black Archival, water using Pool Party and cut out, stamp fish using Peek-a-boo Peach, cut out and add to jar, add jar to card using dimensionals
  • Add some small Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did you know that it is almost time for the release of Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session?  Yep…it is soooo true!

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): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Incolor Envelop dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Everyday Jars Framelits, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Foxy Friends

SUO152Okay…I have to say, with the holiday yesterday, I’m all messed up on what day of the week it is!  All day yesterday I thought it was Sunday so I almost didn’t get my card done for today and a post written up.  GEEZ!!!  I HATE when that happens.

The theme for the SUO challenge this time is “Delight in Nature”.  Hmm…what to do…what to do?  Well I just HAD to to the little foxy!  That’s nature…right?

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • A Little Foxy dsp – 1 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Pool Party – 3/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Stamp tree trunk/Basic Grey, fox/Tangerine Tango and Basic Black, leaves/Garden Green, mushrooms/Pool Party and Tangerine Tango, greeting bubble/Basic Black and Garden Green, cut everything out and add to card front using dimensionals

Now…that’s just a little bit of nature for you!  LOL!!!

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

Set(s): Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archival, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Pool Party
Other: Fox Builder Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy