Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cool Treats

cool-treats-2It’s really crazy around here…it’s January 11th and it is 52 degrees…this is really nuts.  It’s been overcast and rainy all day…not fun!

So I decided things needed to be brightened up a bit and I thought that I’d share a bright and happy card for an overcast and dreary day!

I made this card when my friends came over to play and my friend had been at the OnStage event and got this set.  I had sooooo much fun playing with it and I think it really brightens things up around here!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp cones with Crumb Cake/Early Espresso, Ice Cream – Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party/Bermuda Bay, Peek-a-boo Peach/Pumpkin Pie, sprinkles in Early Espresso
  • Early Espresso – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer Whisper White panel on it and then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched oval, stamp happiest birthday using Bermuda Bay and Watermelon Wonder and sprinkles using Early Espresso.  Add to card front using dimensionals to finish off.

Doesn’t that make you happy?  And do you know what else would make you happy?  Getting some WONDERFUL exclusive tutorials…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): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Flourishing Phrases

dragonflygoldslateI don’t know if I mentioned this but I am SOOOOO happy that SU has a dragonfly set…SOOOOO happy!

The best part of this set is that I LOVE the way it pairs with the flourish…it’s like they were made to go together!

The Create with Connie and Mary January November Mini Session will open in TWO DAY…WOOO HOOO!!!  and I got to use the Dragonfly Dreams set and thinlits!  But here’s a card I made for today…here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emoboss
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add Smoky Slate panel and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the flourish and add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out the dragonfly and add using dimensionals

Wasn’t that easy?  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): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

It’s a Sale-a-bration

WI15SatHopWelcome

Happy Sale-a-bration everyone!  Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop of 2017…and we are celebrating with Sale-a-bration!  Oh the fun!

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Oh…I absolutely LOVE the look of this card…it is just HAPPY!  And with the cold and snow where in Ohio…I need HAPPY!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach Envelope dsp – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp flower in Peek-a-boo Peach – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off; stamp again in Flirty Flamingo – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off, stamp leaves (full strenght and stamped off) around the flowers, stamp the dots using Sahara Sand, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Wrap some Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the panel then add to card front using dimensionals

See…happy card!  You know what else makes me happy?

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 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.

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, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, 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

Balloon Adventures

ccmc439HAPPY first Thursday of the New Year!  One of the BEST things about this year is that there is a new Occasions mini and  it is Sale-a-bration time!

I really love the new Balloon Adventures set and matching framelits and I LOVE the Urban Underground dsp….LOVE the colors and the cool patterns in this collection…just AWESOME!  So I thought the two together would be perfect for sketch challenge this week!

Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 11, folded, stamp on the confetti using Delightful Dijon.
  • Black/Grey print – 2 x 4 1/2, run through the hexagon dynamics embossing folder and add to card front
  • Slashed print – 2 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x  4 1/4 add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp the dotted balloon and the striped balloon using Delight Dijon and punch out.
  • Basic Black – cut out the dotted balloon and striped balloon framelit and two strings; layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp banner using Memento Black and greeting using Delightful Dijon, cut out and add using dimensionals

jan2017-collageCreate 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 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.

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): Balloon Adventures
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Delightful Dijon
Other: Balloon Pop-Ups Thinlits, Hexagon Dynamics Embossing Folder, Balloon Duo Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

suo165Are you ready for the new year?  I can’t believe it…I start back to school this week…not with classes but with all the stuff I need to do to get ready for school to start.  I recently learned how to use Adobe Presenter and am switching over some of my lessons to this to make a couple things easier on my students.  Now to test them out in my sections.

And it is also a NEW time at Stampin’ Up with the NEW Occasions Mini and SAB launching tomorrow – WOO HOOO!!!  The Theme for SUO challenge this time is New Year…New Stuff…PERFECT!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Falling Petals Embossing Folder leaving about 1 1/4″ plain on the bottom, stamp greeting using Tempting Turquoise and add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1/4 x 4, add to card frot
  • Whisper White – layer the largest Stitched Circle and the larger open flower and fun through the Big Shot at the same time.
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out circle using second to largest layering circle framelit, layer the Stitched circle onto this using dimensionals and add to card front.
  • Stamp smaller flower using Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise, cut out using corresponding thinlit.
  • Gold foil – cut out two of the centers of the small flowers and 4 of the small open leaves, add to flowers and add flowers to card front using dimensionals.

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

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Peek-a-boo Peach, Gold Foil
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stylish Stems Thinlits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

cas410It’s so nice having a long weekend!  AND still have another day off.  The CAS challenge on SCS is to use new stuff…THAT’s an easy one!  The problem is figuring out which of my new things to use!

I LOVE the Special Reason set and matching thinlits…the flowers are just so awesome!  I decided to keep things nice and simple.  And I just love soft pink flowers.  It’s hard to see from the picture but I used vellum behind flower and sponged the pink on there so I could have different shades of pink.

Here’s the detail…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and layer onto Pink Pirouette 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out flower outline
  • Vellum – cut out the full flower, turn over and sponge using Flirty Flamingo, ad the outline on the front and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 2 5/8, cut on a slant and add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 3/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

jan2017-collageCreate 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 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.

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): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlets, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16