Monthly Archives: May 2018

Abstract Impressions

Happy MONDAY!!!  Well…school started back up today for the summer.  Only one class…WOOO HOOO!!!  I have a small class which I NEVER do!  So it shouldn’t be all that bad.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I went a little different with this inspiration.  I love the dragonflies/butterflies (very abstract) in the picture and the all the ‘splotches” in the background.  Since Connie and I had been using Artistic Impressions bundle for our newest collection, I though the Springtime Impressions thinlets would work for the background AND the did the butterfly.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, cut out the corner flower/leaf thinlet and then put back into the open securing on the back, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – 1 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out butterfly
  • Vellum – use thinlet to trace around outside of butterfly, cut out and behind Daffodil butterfly.
  • Fold some of the new 1/8″ Black cord, add behind butterfly, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add one of each size rhinestone to finish off.

I love how there is a lot going on but is is still a clean look!

As I said earlier, Connie and I have been using this set for a new AWESOME collection.  Don’t miss it…

Get all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Artistic Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Black 1/8″ Cord, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Retiring Bundle

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are saying goodbye to our favorite retiring set or bundle.  I decided to go with a bundle that I really haven’t used all that much…and I don’t know why…LOVE IT!  So…since I hadn’t used it enough, I decided to do TWO cards for you this week!  Since I did TWO, I’m not going to go into a lot of details with either but will let you know what I used on each.

  • Base and main layer – Soft Skey
  • Dapper Denim – layer behind Soft Sky
  • Clouds – Whisper White and Vellum
  • Rainbow – Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Sun stamped in Daffodil Delight
  • Ribbon – Flirty Flamingo Striped Ribbon

  • Base and main layer – Soft Skey
  • Clouds – Whisper White
  • Rainbow – Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Sun stamped in Daffodil Delight
  • Ribbon – Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon

These really are a lot of pieces but the rainbow is just so much fun to make!  I wanted to not only feature a favorite retiring set but the DELIGHTFUL In Colors…I will miss these!

Just released…our brand NEW COLLECTION – Abstract Impressions!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Sunshine & Rainbows
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Vellum
Ink: Memento Black, Daffordil Delight
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits, Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Striped Ribbon, 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’!

Varied Vases

Happy May everyone!  It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have an awesome color challenge!  The design team really went to town with this one…

 

I just couldn’t wait to the get the Varied Vases bundle and was SOOO happy that it is was on preorder!  WOO HOO!!!  Here’s a quick and easy card with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Coffee Break dsp – 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp stems and solid leaves in Pear Pizzazz and leaf outline in Memento Black
  • Flirty Flamingo – stamp tulip outline 3 times using Memento Black and punch out using Vases Builder Punch, add to panel
  • Sahara Sand – stamp small outline vase using Memento Black, punch out using Vases Builder Punch, add to panel and add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Flirty Flamingo – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out twice using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Silver Metallic Enamel Dot to finish off.

Connie and I got some NEW STUFF this week and couldn’t wait to share a new collection with you – Abstract Impressions.  The cool thing with this collection – TWO cards sets (one notecard sized and one regular sized) each with their own card holder!  Check it out…

 

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Varied Vases
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Vases Builder Punch, Classic Label Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Love What You Do

Happy MONDAY!!!  Oh doing a happy dance here…graduation was YESTERDAY!  WOOO HOOO!!!  I just have to get my grades in and I will be done.  YIPPEE!!!  That said though it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Inspiration Challenge

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

For my card I focused on the an abstract background and featuring the words.  I had a background piece already made up from when we did our Brusho Collection so it went together really easily!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 – add red and yellow Brusho and spritz.  The colors blend to create some orange too.
  • Layer onto Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Layering Circle Framelit, layer onto Daffodil Delight Scallop Circle then on to the Pearlized Doily.
  • Add some of the NEW Black 1/8″ cord and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers in Memento Black, fill in with Popply Parade, cut out and add to card front

LOVE the look of this!

We LOVE new stuff and Connie and I have created and AWESOME collect with the new Love What You Do bundle!  Oh you don’t want to miss this one…

Get all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Love What You Do
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade
Other: Brusho, Layering Circles Framelits, Pearlized Doilies, Black 1/8″ Cord, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Love What You Do

Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop for May!  Happy May everyone!  This week the team is going to sharing ideas using the NEW Share What You Love Bundle.  Oh my word…I LOVE this dsp…it is simply GORGEOUS!

I decided to feature this most yummy print by cutting out (you know I LOVE cutting things out) the various flowers and adding them to a non-standard sized card (3 x6).  I really was pretty quick and easy all in all!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 6 x 6 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 2 3/4 x 5 3/4, stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out lots of the pretty flowers from the print and add to card front.

No…REALLY…this is all there is to this AWESOME card!  (okay…I’m up to my eyeballs in grading finals…I HAD to do quick and easy!)

If you LOVE the designs on our hop this week, you will LOVE our newest Collection…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Love What You Do
Paper: Mint Macaron, Share What You Love dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: 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 May everyone!  It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a cool sketch.  It’s always fun to see what the design team does with a sketch because sometimes it’s best when you turn it or flip it!

I’m trying to use some of my ‘stuff’ from the Occasions mini because it won’t be too long until NEW STUFF arrives!  Oooooooo…NEW STUFF!  But for now I have a HAPPY card for you…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Lemon Lime Twist – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Myths and Magic Glimmer paper (Bermuda Bay) – 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Picture Perfect Party dsp (confetti print) – three pieces 2 x 1 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp main part of bow in Berry Burst and the ‘inside’ parts with Berry Burst stamped off once, cut out and add to card front to finish off

If you are looking for something new OR if you just got your Love What You Do bundle we have a FABULOUS collection that you are going to LOVE!

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Picture Perfect Party dsp, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!