Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lovely Inside and Out

So…are you enjoying the new catalog?  This is always such a fun time of year as everyone gets NEW stuff and those creative juices start to really flow.

One thing that is always fun about the new catalog is seeing the new incolors.  I love that now we have the new incolors for 2 years at a time instead of just 1.  Sometimes it takes me awhile to ‘warm up’ to colors and when we only had them a year, by the time I was finally liking them, they were gone.  For me it seems like every other year I REALLY like the incolors.  Should I mention that I LOVE last year’s incolors?  This is going to be one of those years that it takes me a while to warm up to them.  This is for the Fab Friday 114.

One thing I like to do when I get the new incolors is to make a card for my stamping group using all the colors on one card.  Sometimes this is easy (aka LAST YEAR) and sometimes this is REALLY DIFFICULT (aka THIS YEAR!).  But I did manage to do it and and here’s the card I came up with.  Overall not too bad.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp ‘flower’ in Powder Pink, FRIEND in Lemon Lime Twist and FOR A GREAT in Fresh Fig, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘flower’ in Berry Burst and two ‘leaves’ in Tranquil Tide, cut out flower using Layering Circle framelit and cut out leaves by hand, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Also remember TODAY IS THE DAY!  The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition has just OPENED – WOO HOO!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Line Twist, Tranquil Tide
Other: Layering Circles, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New Incolor

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  Did you know that TOMORROW the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will open?  No…REALLY…it is TRUE!  So make sure you scroll down to the end of my post and click on the link to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  We have GREAT projects for you!

So this week our theme is Favorite New Incolor.  Okay…this was a bit tough.  For me, it seems like every OTHER year I really get into the new incolors.  Guess what?  This year is NOT that year!  LOL!!! (But…I do LOVE last years!)  Part of it might be that I haven’t played with them much yet so maybe they will grow on me.  But for today’s challenge I decided to go with Berry Burst…it’s a fun color.  I kept things pretty simple…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp the little star thingy three times using Berry Burst, layer onto Berry Burst 3 3/4, 5, ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Berry Burst – cut out the one large Eastern Medallions, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out one of the medium circle medallions – add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Berry Burst, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch
  • Berry Burst – cut out a small scallop circle from the layering circle framelits, add the punch out greeting, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamels dots to finish it off.

See how simple that was?  The nice thing about this design…you could truly make in an ANY color!

And remember the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will open TOMORROW – WOO HOO!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst
Other: Eastern Medallion Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

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Oh So Eclectic

Can you believe it…it’s another Thursday so time for some more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.

We once again have a ‘CASE the Catalog’ inspiration and this time we are using a card from page 18.  LOVE the CAS look of the sample and decided to go with the layout (and most of the design team did too!).  I just got my NEW STUFF yesterday.  Unfortunately there was a problem with the set I planned to use (waiting for a replacement) so went this with new set instead!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, stamp the small images in Peek-a-boo Peach
  • Naturally Eclectic – pick two prints – one 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 and the other 4 1/2 x 3/4, layer and add to card front
  • Emerald Envy – 4 3/4 x 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp solid leaf in Lemon Time Twist and outline leaf image in Old Olive, do two, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch
  • Pumpkin Pie – punch out 1 3/8″ circle, layer greeting onto it and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be available in just a couple days!  WOO HOO!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Oh So Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Peek-a-boo Peach, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tranquil Tulips

Can you believe it…it’s time for another SUO challenge!  Our theme this time is “Out in the Garden” so anything that you would find ‘out in your garden’.

Oh…there were soooo many things I could use for this challenge but my Tranquil Tulip set happened to be our and sitting on top of my desk (okay and I LOVE this new set!) so I decided that even though the tulips in my garden are going these tulips will stay on forever!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral print (Delightful Daisy dsp) – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Old Olive print (Delightful Daisy dsp) – 1 x 4 1/4, wrap piece of Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon around piece then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp multi-stem image and leaves using Pear Pizzazz and add the leaf accents using Old Olive; cut out using Stitched Oval framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large back of tulip with stamped off Peek-a-boo Peach and large front of tulip with full strength Peek-a-boo Peach, stamp flower centers using Memento Black, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp small back of tulip with stamped off Calypso Coral and small front of tulip with full strength Calypso Coral, stamp flower center using Memento Black, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out with 1 1/4″ circle punch,
  • Calypso Coral – cut out scallop circle from the layered circles framelits, add greeting and add 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): Tranquil Tulips, Label Me Pretty
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Calypso Coral, Beautiful Daisy dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Peek-a-b00 Peach
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Jar of Love

WOW…I can’t believe it.  My craft room is actually set up enough that I saw  challenge and was able to just sit down and do it!  I knew where everything was in my new craft room that I wanted to use.  AMAZING!!  If felt good to just sit down and stamp and CAS is the way to go!  The CAS challenge on SCS was to use fish and I immediately thought of the little fish in the jar set.  SOO cute!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky  – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded, run top through the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp small jar in Memento Black and ‘water’ in Soft Sky.  Draw a ‘stick’ for your flag using Basic Black marker.
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 3 3/8 x 3 3/8, add Whisper White panel to it and add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp fish in Pumpkin Pie, cut out and add to card front
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a little flag and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Shapes as ‘bubbles’.

See…wasn’t that quick and easy?  You know what else is quick and easy?  Signing up the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition!

The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be opening soon – WOO HOO!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Seaside Embossing Folder, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Blue

WOW…can you believe it…it is JUNE!!! Summer is here!  (okay…technically maybe not but seriously…it is JUNE!)  This week our theme is our favorite blue.  This was a tough one for me because I love ALL the blues…well except for Marina Mist.  I can NEVER seem to work that one into a project!  So I think my all time favorite one though (at least right now) is….BERMUDA BAY!

For this project I wanted to keep it simple so just added white and copper.  Bermuda Bay looks sooo cool with COPPER!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2 x 4, run through the Oh My Stars folder, wrap two pieces of the 1/8 Copper Trim and then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp happy birthday in Versamark and copper emboss, cut out using Lots of Label framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Using Versamark stamp dots for large balloon on Whisper White and small balloon on Bermuda Bay, copper emboss and punch out with Balloon duo punch.
  • Copper Foil – cut two thin pieces and add to balloons as ‘strings’ then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp bow in Bermuda Bay, cut out and add to strings

The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be opening soon – WOO HOO!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Stylized Birthday, Balloon Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Copper Foil
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: Balloon Duo Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Copper Trim, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Tranquil Tulips

Happy June everyone!  Don’t you just love June?  Summer is here AND today is the first day for ordering from the NEW catalog – WOOO HOOO!!!  What could be better than this!

Well…what is better is that it is time for more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  For June we are doing something different…we are using samples from the catalog in a CASE the catalog!  This week we are casing the sample on page 30.  We can use EITHER the colors or the layout…I decided to go with the layout and use my new favorite – Tranquil Tulips!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Delightful Daisy Tranquil Tide dotted dsp – 4 x 4
  • Delightful Daisy Multi-color print – 2 x 3 1/4, round left side corners and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out using Stitched Shapes Square, punch notch using 1″ Circle punch, add to card front
  • Wrap Linen thread around panel, add to card front, tie bow using triple length of Linen Thread, add using glue dot
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves/stem using stamped off Tranquil Tide, flowers using stamped off Daffodil Delight and full strength Daffodil Delight, centers using Memento Black, cut out, layer and and add using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, add using dimensionals

Now that June is here, it is not long until the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be available!  WOO HOO!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Tranquil Tulips, Label My Pretty
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Tranquil Tide
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Corner Rounder, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!