Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ring in the New

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Happy New Year’s Eve!  Can you believe it..the end of 2016!  WHAT A YEAR!!  (and we’ll just leave it at that!).   And for our Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop we are going to ‘ring in the new’…we all LOVE our NEW STUFF!

The Cake Crazy set was one of the things that caught my eye right off the bat.  I love all the layering stamps and fun slants!

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Isn’t this fun?  I was inspired by the colors in the Animal Party dsp for the colors for my ‘cake’.  It is so much fun to do all the pattern layers!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Emerald Envy/White Confetti print – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add over the Emerald Envy print
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, stamper the various layers using Memento Black, Crushed Curry, and Emerald Envy, add layer to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry – 3/8 x 2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Add a couple Emerald Envy Enamel Stars to finish off.
Set(s): Cake Crazy
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Party Animal DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy
Other: Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’ and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Dragonfly Dreams

ccmc438Oooooo…it’s the LAST Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge of 2016 and we have a cool color challenge for you…Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Smoky Slate (or Silver).

The Occasions Mini goes live in a couple days and I have to say DRAGONFLIES…FINALLY!!!  I have waited FOREVER for SU to do a dragonfly set and this one has FRAMELITS!  AWESOME!!!  I couldn’t wait to use it for this last challenge of the year!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate, small splatter using Flirty Flamingo, medium splatter using Pool Party and the very small splatter in Smoky Slate (it’s hard to see from the photo but it’s there)
  • Pool Party diagonal print – 3/16 x 5 1/2, add to Whisper White panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out medium dragonfly, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Metallic Dots to card front to finish off

Also head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all the great cards from our design team!

 Set(s): Dragonfly Dream, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Subtles dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Cool Treats

cool-treatsOh happy day!  Now that Christmas is over it’s time to start showing some of the new stuff from the Occasions Mini! WOOO HOOO!!!  You know me I just LOVE NEW STUFF!!!

Today I’m show a super simple CAS card I made one day when I was playing with my stamping friends Jo and Jackie.  I recently did this with my stamping group and we used the heart instead of the circle…it turned out GREAT!

Here’s the details (don’t blink!)

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White –  3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp solid ice cream/Flirty Flamingo, swirl/Watermelon Wonder, cone/Crumb Cake, waffle/Tip Top Taupe, You’re/Dapper Denim, SWEET/Watermelon Wonder
  • Dapper Denim – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer Whisper White piece onto it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add heart or circle Dapper Denim enamel shape to finish off

Looking for ideas for Occasions Mini or Sale-a-bration and want to start on your ideas now?  The December Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition is PERFECT for you and is available NOW.

december-2016-collageOur DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION is AVAILABLE with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • 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.

Items we will be using in December Mini Session:

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

 Set(s): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim
Ink: Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Dapper Denim
Other: In color Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Star of Light

star-of-lightIf you are stopping by to see the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop, we are taking the week off to give our wonderful design team members a break.

This is the last of the cards I designed for my Holiday Card classes.  It’s another quick and easy card perfect for the holiday season!

I love the look of red, gold and white together and it makes such a festive card for Christmas.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp swirl using Versamrk and gold emboss, stamp greeting using Real Red
  • Gold/White diagonal strip – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Real Red – cut out solid star, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out small detailed star, add to red star to finish off
 Set(s): Star of Light
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Neutral dsp Paper Stack, Gold Foil
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Other: Star of Light Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’ and Merry Night Before Christmas!

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Merriest Wishes

merriest-wishesThere is no Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week…we are giving our design team the week off but you can still join our challenge!

Blue, silver and white is such a pretty combination for a Christmas card.  This is a card that I did with one of my Holiday Card Classes and wanted to save it to show to all of you close to Christmas.

The little ornaments in the in the Merriest Tag Thinlits set are just so cute and perfect for quick and easy cards!

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 5/8 x 5 1/2 add to card card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Pine Bough Embossing Folder, stamp greeting in Night of Navy ink
  • Night of Navy – punch out 2″ Circle
  • Silver Foil – cut out the tag, layer onto the 2″ Night of Navy circle, add piece of Silver Glitter 3/8″ Ribbon to tag, add tag using dimensionals and wrap ribbon to back of panel and fasten behind the panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
 Set(s): Merriest Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Merriest Tags Framelits, 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo, Pine Bough Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Jolly Friends

merrychristmasThis is Jolly Friends meets Hang Your Stocking.  And this one is another ‘reject’ card.  I had actually made this for the SUO challenge earlier this month and decided that it was not elegant enough for the challenge but I did really like it and wanted to share it with all of you!

I really LOVE the look of the Merry Christmas from the Hang Your Stocking set and I wanted to also use the Stitched Shapes framelits – LOVE these!  So this is really a nice easy card!  Oh…it’s hard to see from the photo but the hat is all gold embossed pieces!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched oval, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp hat, trim and pompom using Versamark, gold emboss and punch out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp holly using Garden Green and Holly using Cherry Cobbler, cut out with matching framelits, layer and add to hat to finish off
 Set(s): Jolly Friends, Hang Your Stocking
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Christmas Stocking Framelits, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

merrychristmas

Cool Treats

suo164Happy Tuesday everyone!  WOW…Christmas is almost here!  Around here in Ohio the weather is definitely matching the season.  As I write this it is 12 degrees…yep WINTER!  (and it hasn’t ‘officially’ started yet!)

This time our theme for the SUO challenge is Circles or Ovals or Squares Oh My!  I absolutely LOVE the new Stitched Framelits so I decided to pair that up with ‘sweet’ Tasty Treats dsp and Cool Treats set for a super simple card!

Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pick three different print and cut our smallest and second to smallest stitched circles, add to card front
  • Ice cream print – cut out with second largest stitched circle, stamp You’re and Cool in Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some gold metallic hearts to finish off

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

Set(s): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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