Monthly Archives: February 2018

Birthday Blooms

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is going to be short and sweet…still fighting the pneumonia…not much energy for anything.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is a favorite sentiment.  There are so many from which to choose but I decided to go with this one “Dear Friend”.  Okay…I will confess, I do really like this greeting but with being so under the weather, this was also a card I already had done.  This was a card I made when I first got my blends.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 3/4 x 5, run bottom part through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and stamp the top part with the little dots in Pink Pirouette, add to card front
  • Coffee Break dsp – striped print – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black, color using the Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

So that’s it…

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

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette; BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Heartfelt Blooms

I so enjoy the inspiration challenges.  There are usually so many ways you can go with it and it is always interesting to see how Connie and I decided to use the inspiration.

I have confession…had to do something really quick and easy…still really under the weather with the pneumonia and I was so happy that it was a super easy inspiration piece!  I do like the nice clean lines of this and just blocks of color.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 2 3/8 x 3 7/8, sponge edges using Bermuda Bay
  • Daffodil Delight – 2 3/8 x 3 7/8, sponge edges using Crushed Curry
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 3 1/2 – cut out TWO piece and add one piece to the back of each of the panels, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out large butterfly, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Large Gold Faceted Gem to finish off.

It’s time to get our newest Connie and Mary Collection – A Good Day!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): Heartfelt Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Other: Butterfly Thinlets, Gold Faceted Gem, Dimensionals

Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the inspiration piece and Connie’s adorable project!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Featuring Animals

Happy Saturday!  WOO HOO…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is featuring animals!

Well this was a no brainer for me for two reasons…first…I LOVE the SAB panda set and two…since I made my Thursday challenge card with it, I just used my leftovers!  Needed to keep things pretty easy…still not recovered from the pneumonia but doing a bit better!

Don’t you want to invite these little guys to your party?

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded. stamp greeting using Berry Burst
  • Add all the leftovers sitting on top of your desk!  Okay…maybe a few more details…
  • Picture Perfect Party – 3 prints cut each 1 1/2 by 3.  Take one panel and add pieces of the Berry Burst Silver Trim Ribbon and 1/8″ Silver Taffeta Ribbon – staple in place; add panels to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp pandas using Memento Black, cut out, cut balloon string off panda and reposition to make shorter, color hat using Peek-a-boo Peach, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay; color balloon using Peek-a-boo Peach; add pandas using dimensions
  • Add one of those little teeny tiny glitter epoxy dots on balloon to finish off

It’s time to get our newest Connie and Mary Collection – A Good Day!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): Party Pandas
Paper: Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Other: Berry Burst Silver Trim Ribbon, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Epoxy thingies, 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’!

Party Pandas

Oh it’s Thursday!  I’m so glad it is!  Not only is it Friday Eve but we have an AWESOME sketch inspiration for you on Create with Connie and Mary!

I will be honestly…had a hard time getting this one done, not because of the sketch (AWESOME SKETCH!) but what started as flu over the weekend turned into some nasty pneumonia by Tuesday.  So I’ve been pretty much down for the count.  You know it is bad when I cancel all of my stuff at school!

So back to the card…I hadn’t used my little panda guys for a while so thought they would be perfect for the sketch.  Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Berry Burst – 4 x 4, run through Simple Stripes embossing folder and add to card front
  • Picture Perfect Party – two prints 2 x 4, cut into banners, lay on card and trim tops, add to card front
  • Silver glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp the two pandas in Memento Black, cut out.  Trim the string by the panda and make the string short (just didn’t want that balloon so high up on my card); color had using Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Peek-a-boo Peach, add pandas to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay – stamp balloon using Memento Black, cut out add to card front
  • Bermada Bay – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add using dimensionals
  • Add a Silver Metallic Enamel dot to balloon to finish off

It’s time to get our newest Connie and Mary Collection – A Good Day!

Get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to check out our new Blog Design if you haven’t see it yet!

Set(s): Party Pandas
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Picture Perfect Party dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Lots of Love

We have good news and we have bad news…and it’s the same news…it’s Monday!

It’s been a really rough weekend here in the Brown house.  Randy came down with the flu on Friday and I came down with the flu on Saturday so needless to say mostly we have just been sleeping and coughing…lots of both.

My cubemate at work is a MD doctor who does urgent care at a physician practice.  He’s been mostly seeing people with the flu.  He told me it is really easy to tell patients who come in with the flu and those who do not.  The ones who got the flu shot are sitting up when he walks into the room.  Fortunately we both had the flu shot.

Anyway I did manage to get a card done for the inspiration challenge.  It is a cool inspiration and I chose to go with the various layers as my inspiration.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz print – 1 3/4 x 2, add to card front
  • Dandelion print – 2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Tranquil Tide stripe print – 1 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Flower print – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using black marker, cut out using a stitched circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp two of each flowers in Crushed Curry and Pool Party and 2 double leaves in Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out, layer the flowers, add using dimensionals
  • Add Gold Faceted Gems to center of each flower to finish off.

Check out the inspiration piece and Connie’s creation here.

It’s time to get our newest Connie and Mary Collection – A Good Day!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): Lots of Love
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Faceted Gens, Dimensionals

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Celebrating Birthdays

It’s time again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  These are also so much fun!  This time out theme is Celebrating Birthdays!  I have been having fun playing with my Bubble Over set and thought it would be fun to use for a birthday card.

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/2, stamp bubbles in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point
  • Basic Black – cut two piece 2 3/4 x 3/4, add to sides of Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Stitched Oval
  • Dapper Denim striped ribbon, ruffle two pieces, add behind oval and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some silver Star Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish off

It’s time to get our newest Connie and Mary Collection – A Good Day!

 

Get all the details here!

Set(s): Bubble Over, Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Dapper Denim Striped Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, 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’!

Hedgehugs

It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration.  This week we have a fun color combo:  Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green and there was a perfect print in the Tutti Frutti dsp pack!  What fun!

I’ve been playing around with the Hedgehugs set…how fun!  And I thought with this color combo the little birdie would be a great image to use with it.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11, folded
  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 3, run through Simple Stripes embossing folder, add to card front
  • Tutti Frutti print – 2 x 4 1/4
  • Basic Black – 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut two pieces and punch both with the Ribbon Border Punch, add behind the panel and add to card front
  • Tutti Frutti dsp – the Lemon Lim Twist print and the Garden Green print 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front on an angle, trim edges
  • Basic Black- 1/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Real Red, Soft Suede, Garden Green, and greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Stitched Circle
  • Real Red – punch 2″ Circle
  • Lemon Lime Twist – cut out scallop add to card front using dimensionals

It’s not too late to get the Bubble Over Collection!

Get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to check out our new Blog Design if you haven’t see it yet!

Set(s): Hedgehugs
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Tutti Frutti dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Ribbon Border Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!