Monthly Archives: August 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine

When I made this card, Harvey has not yet landed in Texas bringing the devastation to that area and now also to Louisiana.  Watching the coverage of the devastation in that area only puts me in awe of the force of nature and resiliency and kindness of one person to another.  My thoughts are with you.

This week we have have a great inspiration for you – Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 3, run through the Sparkle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz stripe (Coffee Break dsp) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Soft Suede – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – stamp money 3 times using Memento Black, cut out
  • Dapper Denim – stamp pocket and stitching using Memento Black, cut out, add money behind the pocket and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp “a little pocket” in Soft Suede and “money” in Pear Pizzazz, punch out with the Everyday Label punch, sponge using the Soft Suede add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish out.

Now make sure you check out what the design team did!

Set(s): Pocketful of Sunshine
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Dapper Denim, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Pocket Framelits, Everyday Label Punch, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Season of Friendship

Happy Tuesday everyone!  When I saw the theme for the SUO Challenge this time I COULD NOT WAIT to do it.  If any of you have been following me for a while you know that I have a very favorite set in the whole wide world from SU and that is the Season of Friendship set (retired for several years now).  When it was current I would use this set for everything.  As far as I was concerned there wasn’t a sketch challenge or a color challenge I didn’t figure out a way to use it.  So given the opportunity to pull this out and use it again MADE MY DAY!  I update the look with new colors and new embellishments!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party -4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – Calypso Coral Print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – Night of Navy print – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Lots of Labels framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp tree trunk using Smoky Slate, cut out and add to card front, stamp leaf cluster in Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral.  Cut them all out and add to card front using Glue Dots
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – Tranquil Tide dotted print – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon – tie into a bow and add using glue dot
  • Add some Night of Navy Enamel dot to tree to finish off.

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

Set(s): Season of Friendship (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Daisy Delight dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide
Other: Lots of Labels Framelit, Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Fun with Embossing Paste

Are you loving the new Embossing Paste?  It is SOOO fun and sooooo easy to use.  Clean up is ‘easy breezy’!  This week the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop will be featuring embossing (paste or folder) and I went with paste!

I wanted to feature the embossing paste on dsp and it looks AWESOME!  Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Striped dsp (Naturally Eclectic) – 3 3/4 x 5, use stencil and embossing paste, let dry, layer onto Night of Navy 3 7/8 x 5 1/5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Oval, stamp greeting using Fresh Fig
  • Fresh Fig and Emerald Envy – cut out solid leaves, add Fig one BEHIND oval and add oval to card front using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy – cut out detailed leaf, add Emerald Envy solid leaf and this one to front of oval
  • Crumb Cake Ribbon – tie into a bow and add to card front to finish off.

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

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

Set(s): Oh So Eclectice
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Seasonal Layers thinlits, Embossing Paste, Crumb Cake 3/8″ Ribbon, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Spooky Cat

Wow…it’s Thursday again!  The weekend will soon be here…YAY!!!  School is kicking my butt and it’s only week 1!  LOL!!!  But that’s okay…we have a FUN inspiration sketch for you!

My friends Jo and Jackie were over for a visit and Jo brought her Spooky Cats set and matching punch.  I knew I wanted to do something with this and OH MY…Connie and I were REALLY on the same page!  That happens to us sometimes and we don’t know it until we load our cards for the week.

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 5 1/8, using the diagonal slashes stamp, stamp in Tangerine Tango and Memento Black to create the ‘dsp’; add to card front
  • Foil Frenzy Striped Tangerine Tango – 2 7/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut our Stitched circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – punch out cat add to circle
  • Tangerine Tango – stamp cat words using Memento Black and punch out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 3/8 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner on one side and add to card front using dimensionals.

Now make sure you check out what the design team did and see how close Connie’s and my card was to mine!

Set(s): Spooky Cats
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Foil Frenzy dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Tangerine Tango
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Cat Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Non-Christmas Using Christmas Set

Here it is another Saturday already…and 2 DAYS until the start of school.  It’s a good thing I have this fun challenge to distract me!  This week we have to take a Christmas set and use it to make a non-Christmas card.  This was a fun challenge.  I decided to go CAS to make my card!

Is this a fun card?  I used the snowflake to make a general card.  I don’t think it really looks wintery.  Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp the snowflake in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Pool Party; stamp greeting and ‘swirl’ in Memento Black.  Layer onto Smoky Slate 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 then to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Silver Metallic Enamels Shapes to center of each image.

Oh so awesome!  And AWESOME is the new August Mini Session which is now open!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

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

Set(s): Snowflake Sentiments, Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, 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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Lots of Love

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time again for a new inspiration from the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team.  this week we have a fun color challenge – Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist.

These colors said ‘flowers’ to me and I am just loving my Perfect Days card pack.  These panels really make quick work of putting a card together and they just have such fun designs in them.  I have really used them quite a bit on projects and still have a bunch left!

Here’s the details –

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp 2/3 using Bermuda Bay ink and leaf image.
  • Silver Foil – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Lemon Lime Chevron card – 3 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched circle, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Whisper Whit e- stamp flowers using Bermuda Bay and Leaves using Lemon Lime Twist, cut everything out, layer and add using dimensionals.
  • Smoky Slate – punch out 1/4″ circles and add to center of flowers.

The new Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition is OPEN and we are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Lots of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Perfect Days Card Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

FIGHT

I know it is still some time until October and Breast Cancer Awareness month but I was using this set for my card set for the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session AND I had this idea in my head and REALLY wanted to make it.  Too many of the women I know are faced with this and I have lost too many friends to this disease.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out the ribbon
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out F-I-G-H-T, layer the ribbon behind the F-I-G and add all the letter to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp LIKE A GIRL in Memento Black using the Labeler Alphabet, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals

Did you know that NOW is a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition.  The kids are back to school (or just about) and it’s time to start stamping again!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

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

Set(s): Labeler Alphabet
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Large Alphabet Framelits, Support Ribbon Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!