Monthly Archives: March 2018

Tranquil Tulips

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!  Since it is Tuesday, it’s time for another SUO challenge and we have a big announcement on the site today…so make sure you check it out.

Our theme this time is “Spring has Sprung” and as soon as I saw it I knew I’d be pulling out the Tranquil Tulips Hostess set.  Nothing says spring to me like TULIPS!

I want to keep things nice and soft so went with my Powder Pink and Blushing Bride for the tulips…oh so sweet!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp (Powder Pink dotted) – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp stems using Pear Pizzazz, layer onto Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp TWO large tulips and ONE small tulip using Powder Pink for the larger/bottom image and Blushing Bride for the smaller/top image, stamp little center parts of flowers in Smoky Slate, cut out
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz for larger section and Old Olive for accents, cut out, layer leaves and flowers onto card front (large flowers are added using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride – cut out amazing and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out YOU and add using dimensional

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

Set(s): Tranquil Tulips
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride
Other: Celebrate You Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blooms

Happy Monday everyone!  Well…my Spring Break is over (DRAT!!!) and it is back to school for me.  Still a little weak from the pneumonia but hopefully I will be able to make through the next couple of days.

Going to do this post a little differently from now on.  This is Inspiration Monday over on Create with Connie and Mary and wanted to start out showing the inspiration photo…

So that is what inspired my project for today…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the layered leaves embossing folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Soft Sky Finely Woven ribbon – staple piece to top of panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey then ad to card front
  • Soft Sky – cut out medium butter and add to card front
  • Add some Epoxy shapes randomly on background to finish off.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Epoxy Shapes, Soft Sky Finely Woven Ribbon, Butterflies Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Painter’s Palette

Hi everyone!  I know…it’s Sunday and I usually don’t post on Sunday but I wanted to get in one the Casology challenge from this past week before it closed!  The Cue Card was “abstract” and I knew right away what I wanted to do!

Aren’t those swishes just THE BEST!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp largest swish with Flirty Flamingo, medium swish with Peek-a-boo Peach and smallest one with Pool Party, stamp greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Pool Party 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some silver metallic enamel stars to finish off

Hope you didn’t blink…that is all there is to it!

Set(s): Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pool Party
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Shades of Green

It’s Saturday!  And we know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Our theme this time is Shades of Green.  I had fun with this one.  I did have several ‘false starts’ though until I decided what I wanted to do.

I haven’t used this set in a LOOOONG time and thought this would be the perfect challenge for it.  Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/5 x 5 1/2, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, put strip of Basic Black – 1/2 x 5 1/2, behind each side and add to card front.
  • Pear Pizzazz – cut out largest Stitched circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black, color leaves and stem using Old Olive Blends and flower center using So Saffron, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Old Olive and Basic Black, punch out using Pretty Label, sponge edges using Old Olive, add to card front using dimensionals.

Are you looking for some GREAT masculine ideas?  Well, we got you covered!  Truly Tailored Collection from Create with Connie and Mary is just for you!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): You’ve Got This
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Memento Black, So Saffron, Old Olive Blends
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pretty Label Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder 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’!

 

Perfect Peacock

WOOO HOO!!!  It is a special day over on Create with Connie and Mary…we are celebrating our 500th Create with Connie and Mary challenge.  WOW!!!  And we are celebrating!  Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn how we are celebrating and to sign up for BLOG CANDY…win a FREE Connie and Mary Collection!

And now back to our challenge…

We have a cool sketch inspiration for you.  I was trying to figure out what would work best with the sketch and came up with the idea to use Perfect Peacock (SAB).  I haven’t used it much but I do really like it.

I have to say, I think it works perfectly with the sketch and would be perfect to ‘celebrate’ someone in your life.

Here’s the details…

  • Lemon Lime Twist – 4 1/4 by 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/3 x 4 1/4, stamp smaller flourish using Tranquil Tide, larger one and greeting in Versamark and gold emboss, stamp larger of the small flowers in Lemon Lime Twist and small one using Tranquil Tide
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 4 1/4 – TWO pieces, add behind panel and dd panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 1/8 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Eastern Palace dsp – (blue/gold print) -1/2 x 3, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp back feather piece in Lemon Lime Twist and bird in Dapper Denim, cut both out and add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team AND leave a comment to get entered into BLOG CANDY!

Set(s): Beautiful Peacock (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Eastern Palace dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Epic Celebrations

Oh…such a wonderful Monday!  Not only do we have a new Monday Inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary but it’s the first day of SPRING BREAK!  WOOO HOOO!!! A WHOLE week off from classes…okay that is really more of a not as MUCH time on class work!  LOL!

Well since it is Monday it is time for another inspiration challenge and what a fun picture we have for you this week.  I pretty much KNEW what I wanted to do when I saw it.  LOVE the Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide together…it feel so SPRING to me!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp large circle randomly in Powder Pink and small circle in Tranquil Tide and stamped off Tranquil Tide.  (Circles from the Happy Celebrations set); stamp little dots (Epic Celebrations) in Versamark and gold emboss
  • Delightful Daisy dsp  (Tranquil Tide dotted print) – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 4 3/8, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, cut out using Stitched Oval
  • Powder Pink – cut out matching scallop layering oval, add stamped oval and add to card front using dimensionals

And for even MORE inspiration…we have released a new Connie and Mary Collection – Truly Tailored!

Get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the inspiration photo for this week and see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Epic Celebrations (SAB), Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy dsp, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals, Godl Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Featuring Flowers

Happy Saturday everyone!  You know the BEST thing about this Saturday?  I start SPRING BREAK on Monday.  And nothing says SPRING like flowers and this week our theme is Featuring Flowers!  Hmmm…got that all worked in, didn’t I!

Today I have a little 3D project for it.  It features the Heartfelt Blooms SAB set (LOVE!) and is a little project we did at our last craft group.  I love that it uses the Lots of Love Framelit box and the little notecards.

Isn’t this fun and easy?  Here’s the details…

  • Three Whisper White Narrow Notecards
  • Whisper White – FOUR pieces (1 is for the box) – 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, run through Petal Pair Embossing folder, add to notecard
  • Firty Flamingo – FOUR pieces (1 is the for the box) – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to notecards
  • Whisper White – FOUR stitched ovals, stamp flower using Flirty Flamingo, stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Basic Black – cut out FOUR scalloped ovals, layered on stamp ovals and add to notecard fronts using dimensionals

For the box…

  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out TWO of the Lots of Love Box Framelits, put together using Tear and Tape
  • Add Whisper White panel (2 1/4 x 4 1/4) from above
  • Add Flirty Flamingo strip (1/4 x 4 1/4) from above
  • Add the extra stamped stitched oval layered onto Basic Black Scallop oval

And here is the project…

AND if you are looking for other GREAT ideas…we have JUST released a new Connie and Mary Collection – Truly Tailored!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): Heartfelt Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Lots of Love Box Framelits, Whisper White Narrow Notecards, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, Petal Pair Embossing Folders 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’!

Picture Perfect Birthday

HAPPY MARCH 1st everyone!  We did it…we made it through February!  Always an accomplishment!

And yep…it’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration and this week it’s a really sweet color inspiration – Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.  I knew I wanted to do something with the Picture Perfect Birthday set but needed to keep it nice and simple.  This also uses the sketch from CASE This Sketch CTS261.

Still feeling quite under the weather.  Needed to go into work 2 days this week…boy, I was EXHAUSTED by the time I was done and neither day was 8 hours!  But let’s cue the confetti and see what it took to make this card.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp one of the confetti imagines using Flirty Flamingo and the other in Sweet Sugarplum; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/4; add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle Framelit
  • Pool Party – cut out matching scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp candles in Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum – bottom layer is stamped off; each is stamped twice to make it longer; stamp flames using So Saffron, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Stars to finish off

AND…we have released a new Connie and Mary Collection – Truly Tailored!

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): Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!