Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wood Words

Happy Monday everyone!  I thought I’d share another card that has my very favorite color combo…okay a slight variation but still the same overall look!

I saw this card on Pinterest (how many stories start like that!) and just fell in love with the look.  It used the Playful Background set (TOTALLY CASEd that look on this) and just had to do my own version of the card.  I changed the colors, words and used leaves instead of colors.  What a fun and happy card!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5, stamp lines using Soft Sky, open circles using Cajun Craze and greeting using Early Espresso
  • Early Espresso – 3 1/3 x 4 3/4, add behind whit panel and add to card front
  • Peek-a-boo Peach and Tangerine Tango – cut out solid leaf, add to card front
  • Early Espresso – cut out detail leaf, add to card front
  • Tie piece of jute into a bow, add to card front

This was such a great use of the Playful Background!

Just a reminder…the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is OPEN and now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Wood Words, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Soft Sky
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze
Other: Seasonal Layers, Jute Twine

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

The Beauty of Fall

I just love all the colors of fall!  A couple times I have been able to drive around and see all the trees changing colors.  All the beauty in red, orange, green and gold.  This week we are focused on the beauty of the fall the colors and I couldn’t wait to spend some time with my new Blends!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 5 x 2 3/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Old Olive – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Take piece of 7/8″ Burlap, layer back and forth and staple, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp the 3 largest leaf images (the one 2 times) using Memento Black, color using the Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greet using Memento Black, cut out with Layering circle
  • Old Olive – cut out coordinating scallop circle, layer on stamped circle and add using dimensionals on the bottom.

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Vintage Leaves, Gourd Goodness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Other: Burlap 7/8″ Ribbon, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Layering Circles, 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’!

Wood Words

When I saw the cue card for the CASology this week – TINY – I just knew I had to join the fun.

If you follow my blog, you know that I have been ‘stuck’ on a color combo and have been creating a variety of fall cards with it.

Well the colors and a little fall card was perfect for the CASology challenge!

And here is the amazing news…

I was SOOOO HONORED!

Here’s the details (don’t blink)…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp little flourish using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party – cut out little leaf, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

I just LOVE these colors together!  Just a reminder…the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING TOMORROW and it is AWESOME!  We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Wood Words, Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Seasonal Layers, Classic Label Punch, Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Paisleys and Posies

It’s time again for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we have a cool color combo for you!

This one was a little tough for me because I am pretty much in the Fall mode and these colors:  Powder Pink, Pool Party and Night of Navy just didn’t say fall for me.  I decided to go with the Paisleys and Posies.  I really like this thinlet…there is just so much you can use it for.  I kept it night and simple…you know me!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3, add to card front
  • Powder Pink – cut out 2 of the leaf image
  • Pool Party – cut out 1 of the leaf image, layer the three pieces together and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out the small flower thinlet, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Paisleys and Posies
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Paisleys Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Colorful Seasons

Do you LOVE extremely quick clean and simple cards?  Well you know that I do!

As you can see, I’m still playing with this color combo that I am IN LOVE with!  This is a based on a card I had pinned to one of my Pinterest boards.  I loved the clean design and when I was looking for ideas I came across it and turned it into my version.  I changed the stamps and sentiment and the embellishment along with the colors and mine is a two layer card and not a single layer one.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp leaf with Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party and greeting in Memento Black, layer onto card front using dimensionals
  • Add Black Rhinestones to finish off.

Yep…that is all there is to the card but it is AWESOME!!!   Speaking of AWESOME, the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON and it is AWESOME!  We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Other: Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Floral Statements

It’s time again for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is “And We Give Thanks”…using Thanks on our card.

One think SU has a lot of is stamps with the word THANKS.  I had wanted to get this stamp set since the new catalog came out but with a choice of regular markers and pencils, I could see investing in it.  When we had the opportunity to preorder the new Blends, this set was a MUST HAVE for me!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Merry Little Christmas dsp – Old Olive print – 2 x 5 1/2 add to card freont
  • Merry Little Christmas dsp – Basic Black Leaf print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp image in Memento Black and color with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blends, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals

Aren’t those blends just AWESOME?  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Floral Statements
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Merry Little Christmas dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flourishing Phrases

Do you ever find a color combo you like and just want to make EVERYTHING in it?  Well…I have to say that has happened to me with a combo of oranges and blues for fall cards!

I sat down this past weekend to do some stamping so I’d have posts for my blog and really was NOT feeling Christmas yet, so I decided to do a bunch of fall cards.  I decided though I would make a variety of cards…but all using the same basic color combo (or slight variations of it).  The other thing I notice is I tend to neglect ‘old stuff’ once I get ‘new stuff’, so I decided to pull out my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and pair it up with the little leaves in the Seasonal Layers and a greeting from Flourishing Phrases.  It’s one of those easy peasy cards!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Cajun Craze – 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – cut out large Swirly Scribble, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out small leaf from Seasonal Layers Thinlits, layer together and add to wreath
  • Black Baker’s Twine – triple it up, tie into a bow and add to wreath using glue dot

See how simple that is!  And speaking of simple…the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON and it is simple to subscirbe! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Swirly Squibbles Thinlits, Black Baker’s Twine

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

And We Give Thanks

Happy Saturday everyone!  Don’t you just LOVE Saturdays?  I know I do because there is always such COOL inspiration from the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  This week we are giving thanks with words that have the word ‘thanks’ on it.

I’ve seen a number of cards (including one from our own very talented Connie) where the sunflower was done in blues instead of traditional yellows.  I thought they were just BEAUTIFUL so I thought for this card I would give thanks for the inspiration done by others!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Layer Leaves embossing folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – layer largest stitched square and coordinating layering square to create frame; add to card front
  • Night of Navy – layer second largest stitched square and coordinating layering square to create frame; add to card front
  • Punch leaves from Night of Navy (1), Smoky Slate (1), Basic Grey (2)
  • Whisper White – stamp sunflower base in Soft Sky and top layer in Marina Mist, stamp center in Smoky Slate and dots in Basic Grey, cut out, add leaves behind the flower and add to card using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Vellum
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, 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’!

Gourd Goodness

Happy November everyone!  WOW…before you know it, we are going to be knee deep in all the holiday festivities!  But more importantly…school will be over!  YAY!!!

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration, we have a fun sketch!  It is so easy and worked perfectly with this set!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Painted Autumn dsp – 1 strip 1/2 x 5 1/4 and 1 strip 3/8 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 1/8, stamp greeting using Cajun Craze and Early Espresso, layer onto Early Espresso – 3 1/4 x 4 3/8m add to card front using dimensionas
  • Very Vanilla – stamp pumpkins with Peek-a-boo Peach and Tangerine Tango, pumpkin stems with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, gourd with Crushed Curry and Garden Green, leaves with Garden Green (stamped off once) and Cajun Craze, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.

The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Gourd Goodness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Peek-a-boo Peach, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Cajun Craze
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!