Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sealed with Love

suo167Can you believe it…tomorrow is FEBRUARY!!!  What I love best about February is the next month is March and then we are on the downside of winter – a girl can hope!

The other good thing about February is that it is the month of LOVE (Valentine’s Day) and for our SUO challenge this time our theme is Time for Love.  Well I just HAD to use the Sealed with Love set.  I had this idea for a card and just went with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder diagonal striped (Tasty Treats dsp) – 3 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Flirty Flamingo dotted (Incolor Envelope dsp) – 3 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 1/4, stamp lips in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Melon, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Flirty Flamingo and Basic Rhinestone to finish off

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

Set(s): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Tasty Treat dsp, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Incolor Enamel Shapes, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Child or Teen Birthday

WI15SatHopWelcome

Well the celebration is continuing for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog and this time we are doing cards for kids or teens.  Okay…bit of a challenge there for me!  But I did come up with something…

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I figured if doing a card for a teen girl…you can’t go wrong with pink, black and bling!  LOL!!!  Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 layered on Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo diagonal stripe – 2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Black print – 1/12 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Stamp girl t-shirt on white print using Memento Black, cut out, add using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo – stamp banner and greeting using Memento Black (I did mask off the candles on each side of the greeting), cut out and add to t-shirt.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to prints and around t-shirt collar to finish off

See…pink, black and bling…perfect for a teen!

Set(s): Custom Tee
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Specialty dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: T-shirt Builder Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Balloon Adventures

ccmc442Happy Thursday everyone!  You all know that since it is Thursday it is time for another challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we have a fun color challenge – Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry.

That is a fun color combo from the Party Animal dsp and I just HAD to use the cool diagonal print for my card!

Okay…I have to admit…this is REALLY different for me…I’m not use to this much going on with one of my card!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Emerald Envy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Diagonal Stripe  – 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK AND Basic Black – cut out the balloon pop out panel..layer the white on top of the black off setting it some so that it creates the shadow; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point – cut out dotted balloon, add to balloon panel with the Crushed Curry one added using dimensionals
  • Pacific Point – cut out little bow and add to panel
  • Crushed Curry – stamp banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

I think this would be a really card for a kid!  Don’t forget to check out the great designs from our design team – Create with Connie and Mary.

Set(s): Balloon Adventures
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Basic black, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Masculine Birthday

WI15SatHopWelcome

Well the birthday celebrations are continuing this week with the team doing Masculine Birthday Cards.  Well I love the Urban Underground dsp and the Happy Celebrations and when you put those together you get a GREAT guy card!

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It’s that just a FUN card?  Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to care front on an angle.
  • Pick 5 prints from the Urban Underground dsp pack – cut 3/4 x 3 3/8, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp outline Happy using Memento Black and inside using Smoky Slate, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Delightful Dijon – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Basic Black and Silver Foil – punch out small balloons and add using dimensionals.

Fun, fun, fun!  LOVIN’ the Happy Celebrations set!  It’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition! No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Balloon Duo 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.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Tour de Freaks – Jan 17

freakwelcome2013Happy January Control Freak Blog Hop everyone!

We are once again having fun with all of our new stuff in the Occasions Mini and the Sale-a-bration brochure.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Amy Koenders’s blog – weren’t her projects fun!

One of the things that first caught my eye in the Occasions Mini (well besides the dragonflies of course) was the Timeless Tags Thinlits…how cool these are!  Today I’m going to share three cards I made.  I decided to pair it with the cool piece of specialty paper in the Affectionately Yours Specialty dsp.

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, stamp the image using Crumb Cake, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake/Copper dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 add to card front
  • Copper Foil and Crumb Cake – 1/2 x 3 3/4, cut into banners, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 3/8 x 3 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Basic Back – cut out the solid frame
  • Very Vanilla – cut out the solid frame and the butterfly at the same time
  • Copper Foil – cut out the butterflies and insert into the Vanilla tag, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add using dimensionals
  • Linen thread – fold over 3 times, tie into a bow and add to top of tag

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add Crumb Cake/Copper dsp strip – 1 x 4 3/4 then Copper Foil -1/8 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting and copper emboss
  • Very Vanilla – solid over tag
  • Crumb Cake and Copper Foil – cut out flower overlay, add the the copper outline to the Very Vanilla tag and add the leaves, stem and center in Crumb Cake
  • Linen Thread – fold over three times, tie into a bow and add using glue dot

And the last one…

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the little 3 star image using Crumb Cake, later onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionls
  • Crumb Cake/Copper dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner add to card front using dimensionals,
  • Basic Black – cut out solid tag
  • Copper Foil, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla – cut out the tag from each, add the Crumb Cake outline to the Basic Black tag, then ad the copper and black pieces back in, stamp the Very Vanilla piece using Memento Black and the greeting with Versamark and copper emboss – don’t add this yet
  • Copper foil – 1/2 x 3 1/2 cut into banner and add
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 3 1/4, cut end on slant and add to copper piece, add the stamped Very Vanilla piece to finish off

Here’s the three cards together…

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Time to head on in the hop.  You are in for a real treat as you head on over to Wendy Weixler’s blog.

clickhere2013Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Dragonfly Dreams

ccmc441Happy Thursday…oh we have such a GREAT for you this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  I love sketches where you can use up scraps of dsp!

You all know how I LOVE the new Dragonfly stuff and it worked so nice for this week’s sketch.  I thought it would be fun to pair it up with the Playful Pallette dsp paper stack and thought it ended up being such a fun look!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the scattered dots using Peek-a-boo Peach and the greeting using Memento Black
  • Basic Black  – 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy prints  1 3/4 x 1 3/4, round the corners and add to card front
  • Multi-colored dotted and swish prints – 1 1/2 x 1 1/2, round the corners and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out the dragonfly and add using dimensionals

It’s not too last to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition opened?  No…really it is and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Basic black, Peek-a-boo Peach, Playful Pallette dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Happy Celebrations

suo166Happy Tuesday!  I had yesterday off and it was WONDERFUL having an extra day off.  I got the first draft of a big project I’m working on done of Friday so I actually had a little break – YAY!!!!

Well…it’s time for another SUO Challenge and our theme is ’embossing’ either dry or heat embossing…I decided to go with BOTH!

Do you LOVE the new Happy Celebrations set?  I know that I do!  Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – just a little note…I found that the THICK Whisper White really works the best with these embossing folders! 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the ‘happy’ Celebrations Duo Embossing folder then stamp the paint ‘swish’ (that’s what it looks like to me!) in Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Watermelon Wonder, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card fornt
  • Basic black – punch out large balloon and a 1/8 x 2 3/4 sliver
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out small balloon and a 1/8 x 2 3/4 sliver, add the ‘slivers’ behind the balloons and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, add using dimensionals

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

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
Other: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Balloon Duo Punch, White Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Detailed Dragonflies

dragonflyyellowblackHappy Sunday!  I think I’ve mentioned before just how happy I am that we have an AMAZING dragonfly set and framelits in the Occasions mini.  Major happy dance!  This month I used these for my project on Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition.

I saw the challenge for The Paper Players today and just had to do this card.  The challenge is black, white and one other color…I went with Daffodil Delight!

Here’s the detail…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Black/White print (Pop of Pink dsp) – 3 1/4 x 4 /12, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out large dragonfly, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out one of the small dragonflies from the cluster of little dragonflies and hope from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits, add both using dimesnionals

Pretty cool!  And remember if you would like my project from the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition (along with 14 fabulous cards featuring three different sets and another delightful 3D project) it’s not too late to subscribe…head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  You can also subscribe to both January AND February and you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opened on the 11th.

Set(s): none
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Daffodil Delight, Pop of Pink dsp
Ink: none
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Sunshine Wished Thinlits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Birthday Celebration

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Happy Saturday everyone!  WOO HOO…it’s a three day weekend for me and I just LOVE having the extra day off….so I’m celebrating!  Okay…we are celebrating here at the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop as we do Birthday Celebrations!

Okay…I go absolutely crazy over sets that have geometric shapes and ‘loose’ images – you now Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge…things like that.  So…Happy Celebrations have my name all over it!  LOL!!!

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Now isn’t that an absolutely happy card?  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the confetti embossing folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, stamp the long splotchy image in Peek-a-boo Peach and Watermelon Wonder (peach and watermelon – YUMMY!), stamp celebrate in Memento Black
  • Basic Black – punch out the two different size balloon and add to panel – use Basic Black marker to add the ‘strings’
  • Peek-a-boo Peach incolor envelope dsp, 1/2 x 5 1/2, add along top of panel
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add along bottom of panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Oh…how cool is this!  And speaking of cool…Did you know that the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition recented opened?  No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Peek-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Balloon Duo Punch, Confetti 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.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Avant Garden

ccmc440Are you having a good January?  Are you Sale-a-brating?  If you haven’t sale-a-brated yet, now is a great time!

I’m such a pushover for a great flower set and I just love the Avant Garden set in the the SAB brochure.  Mostly I love the ‘watercolor’ looking pieces…not so much the line one…have to play with that some.  When I was trying to decide on a set for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week – Real Red, Kraft (or Crumb Cake) and Black.  Originally I was going to a ‘Valentine’ card but Connie did one and I went in a different direction.

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Kraft – okay this piece was on my desk and just worked – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut the edge or the left side on angles (you can see from the picture it’s not straight across) add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp flower in Real Red twice – once ‘full strength’ and one stamped off, flower center – once “full strength” in Memento Black and once stamped off, stamp ‘splatter’ in Crumb Cake and greeting in Memento Black; round bottom left corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Take the backs off some Perfect White Accents and add to card front using Tombow Glue –  I love the clear look you get when you take the back off these!

Did you know that YESTERDAY the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition opened?  No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16