Monthly Archives: December 2017

NEW STUFF!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…It’s ALMOST the 2018!  WOO HOO!!!  and lots of NEW STUFF to come!  And speaking of NEW STUFF, the Create with Connie and Mary team is showing off their NEW STUFF for this week’s hop!  My friends were over to play before Christmas and my friend Jo brought Bird Banter and I had fun making this cute card with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Coffee Break dsp – Chevron print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Real Red – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Soft Sky – cut out largest Stitched Oval and layer onto Scallop Oval from Layering Ovals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Old Olive – punch out 3 Leaf Punch leaves, add some detail using Old Olive marker and sponge edges using Old OLive, add to oval
  • Whisper White – stamp birds using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, cut out
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add birds then add to card front using dimensionals
Set(s): Bird Banter
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Real Red, Old Olive, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, , Olive, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Leaf Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Bubble Over

I hope you all survived Christmas and had a wonderful time with family and friends!  Next the big countdown to 2018!

With the new year comes the NEW Occasions Mini filled with so much fun stuff!  I just LOVE new stuff!

For the fun sketch for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration I wanted to use the new Bubbles Over – what a GREAT set!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the new Simple Stripes embossing folder, add to card front
  • Bubbles and Fizz dsp – 2 x 5, cut on an angle both along the long and short ends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large bottle in Calypso Coral and the small bottle in Bermuda Bay, cut out
  • Bubbles and Fizz dsp – cut out Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay bottle cap and add to each bottle, add bottles to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Foil – cut out bottle caps and add to tops of each bottle
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 3 1/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black and bubble in Lemon Lime Twist, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Bubble Over
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bubbles and Fizz dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Bottles and Bubbles Framelits, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blue, Silver & White Christmas Card

Only two days until Christmas and here at the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop we are celebrating the holiday by sharing blue, silver and white cards.  We also have something special…so make sure you read through my post!

I made this card quite a while ago but wanted to save it until Christmas to share.

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut along bottom using the lace edge from Swirly Snowflake thinlet
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflake border and add to panel
  • Tie piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, add to cardfront
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut out using Stitched oval and add to card front using dimensionals.

50%off 2We’re having a SALE!

Create with Connie and Mary is having a 50% off sale of our last year’s worth of mini editions and for the first time EVER offering our bonus tutorials for sale.  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for all the details!

Set(s): Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Watercolor Christmas

Only 4 more days until Christmas!  Are you ready?

We have a cool color inspiration for you this week – Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand.  Trying to figure out a cool Christmas card was a little challenge but if you keep things simple…typically all things will work out!

I went with one of my ‘go to’ layouts and kept it simple using some cut out snowflakes and a simple greeting!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Fresh Fig
  • Eastern Palace dsp (Fresh Fig print) – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White panel add to card front
  • Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, cut out large and small snowflake from each color, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Watercolor Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Eastern Palace dsp
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes,

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Tour de Freaks – Dec 2017

Welcome to the December Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  This month our theme is NEW STUFF – Occasions Mini or Sale-a-bration things.

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from my friend Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures blog.  Went her things wonderful?

One of the first things that caught my eye was in the SAB brochure and was the Celebrate You thinlets that you can get with a $100 order.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!  I decided for my projects to pair these up with the Painted with LOVE Specialty dsp.  This is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Rich Razzleberry- 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front
  • Gold Foil – punch out four 3/4″ circles, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – cut out celebrate and add to card front
  • Melon Mambo – cut out YOU and add to card front
  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out amazing and add to card front
  • Painted with Love dsp – punch out two small balloons, add using dimensionals, use journaling pen to add ‘strings’ to the balloon.

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Painted with Love dsp – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut bottom on an angle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to bottom on panel and trim ends
  • Melon Mambo – cut out amazing, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – cut out YOU, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Glimmer – punch out three 1/4″ holes, add to card front to finish off

Here’s the details…

  • Rich Razzleberry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Painted with Love dsp – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whipser White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, add piece of Melon Mambo 1/2 x 5 1/2, along bottom, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo – cut out celebrate, add to card front
  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out YOU, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Glimmer and Gold Foil – punch out three Gold Glimmer and Gold Foil 1/4″ holes, add to card front to finish off

Here’s all the cards together…

 

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Painted with Love dsp, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Ink: None
Other: Celebrate You Thinlets, Balloon Duo Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Black Journaling Pen, Dimensionals

Time to head on in the hop.  You are in for a real treat as you head on over to Melissa Davies’ Blog

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Season Like Christmas

WOW…only 6 more days until THE BIG DAY!  I hope all of you are ready.

We always keep things pretty low-keyed during the holiday.  We decided our new house was our Christmas present to each other…it was a good one too!  LOL!!

Since it is Tuesday, it’s time for another SUO Challenge.  The theme this time is our favorite Christmas image.  For me that was an easy one…a Christmas tree!

Here’s the details…

  • Tranquil Tide – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Season of Cheer dsp – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – two pieces – one 1/4 x 4 3/4 and one 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Tranquil Tide – stamp stem using Memento Black, stamp tree using Versamark and white emboss, let cool, stamp dots using Versamark and gold emboss, cut out using Stitched Oval and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, tie piece into a bow and add to top of oval
  • Stamp greeting in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White, cut into a banner, layer onto another banner from Gold foil; 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): Season Like Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Season of Cheer dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas Tag

It’s getting closer and closer…CHRISTMAS that is!  And for all that gift wrapping you are probably in the middle of doing, so the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop theme is gift tags in Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Gold.

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, cut top using Lots of Label Framelits, use corner rounder on bottom corners; stamp greeting in Versamark and gold emboss
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out J and Y and add to tag using dimensionals
  • Gold Glimmer – cut out snowflake and add using dimensionals
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out stitched heart and add to snowflake
  • Cherry Cobbler and Gold Glimmer – punch out 1/4″ dots and add to tag and a gold one to the Cherry Cobbler heart
  • Punch out a 1/4″ hole in top of tag, add piece of vanilla/gold ribbon
Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Large Alphabet Thinlets, 1/4″ hole punch, Vanilla Gold Ribbon, Lot of Labels Framelits, Corner Rounder, 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’!