Monthly Archives: December 2018

Hello Cupcake

 

And we are back!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday full of family and friends!  This week we have a leaf image for you…check it out…

I decided to go with the colors and the texture for my card this week.  Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, layer onto Crumb Cake 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, tie with a piece of the Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon from the SAB ribbon pack and add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cut out largest Stitched Circle, add to card front.
  • Stamp three icing images in Crumb Cake and sprinkles in Balmy Blue, two cupcake holders in Balmy Blue and a two of the extra piece in Crumb Cake; cut everything out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut out with Stitched Oval and add to card front to finish off

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SET.  Valentines Day will be here before you know it so get ready with our newest collection…

 

See details HERE!

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

Set(s): Hello Cupcake
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Balmy Blue
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dot to Dot EmbossingFolder, Organdy SAB Ribbon Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Occasions Stamp Set

We are back and hope you all had a wonderful holiday and get ready…it is almost the countdown to 2019! It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring NEW STUFF and showing off our favorite new Occasions Mini set…that was a no brainer for me!  I LOVE this set!

This is one of those cards that just makes me HAPPY!

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/4, run through the corrugated embossing folder and add to card front (note…when using this folder, I add extra width – this ended u 4 x 5 1/4 the size I needed)
  • Tropical Escape DSP – 1 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – 3/4 x 3 5/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in Pool Party, small flower in Bermuda Bay, and large stem/leave in Granny Apple Green, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the Love What You Do Mini Pearls to finish off

I just LOVE the way this one turned out!

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Tropical Escape dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green
Other: Corrugated Embossing Folder, Love What You Do Mini Pearls, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Butterfly Gala

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a cool color inspiration…

Oh I just had to use some NEW STUFF for this…

My friends Jo and Jackie were over to play with our new stuff and I go to play with Jackie’s Butterfly Gala set.  This is what I came up with…nice and clean and simple!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out one of the Doily Builder Thinlets and add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp butterfly in Memento Black, add Balmy Blue to the top portion and Gorgeous Grape (stamped off once) in the bottom.  Use Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape markers  to add some highlights, punch out, add to card front

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

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, Doily Builder Thinlet, Butterfly Duet Punch

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM51 – In the Woods

 

Before I start – this inspiration Monday will be up for 2 weeks.  Connie and I are going to take a little break until right after Christmas.  This week we have a pretty winter scene for you…check it out…

I couldn’t wait to use my In the Woods Framelits with this…I just couldn’t get a good picture of it…I had brushed the white with White Shimmery paint and this is how it photographed.

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – punch 1 1/4″ circle, brush with White Shimmer Paint, add to card front
  • Cut TWO each of the trees from Whisper White, Sahara Sand, and Basic Grey, paint some White Shimmer Paint on the branches
  • Whisper White – cut out two ‘snow banks’, brush with White Shimmer Paint
  • Layer everything together and add to panel
  • Wrap piece of Real Red Classic Weave Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Real Red 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, add to card front using dimensionals

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

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

Set(s): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Other: In the Woods Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Real Red Classic Weave Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Winter

Christmas is now right around the corner!  We will be taking next Saturday off so that we can all relax and celebrate the holiday!  So itt’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter – snowmen, snowflakes, winter sports.  I decided to go with Snowmen!

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Frosted Floral dsp – 1 each Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron prints – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Cut out the largest Stitched Label Framelits, stamp greeting in Blackberry Bliss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowmen and holly using Memento Black, color with blends, cut out and add to card front

I just LOVE the way this one turned out!

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen, Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Frosted Floral dsp
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Label Framelits, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Stylish Christmas

Happy Thursday everyone!  Connie and I and our design team are going to be taking a break next week so everyone can celebrate Christmas!  But we will be back right after the holiday! It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have an awesome sketch inspiration…

Did a little minor tweak with the sketch and this is what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5, layer piece of Silver Glitter 1/2 x 4 3/4 behind the panel and add to card front
  • Silver Glitter – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp two poinsettias in Pool Party and two set of leaves in Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off

And now for something NEW (and totally cool!)…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See 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): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glitter
Ink: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM50 -Spirited Snowmen

 

Welcome to another Inspiration Monday! What fun ornaments we have for you this week…check it out…

I didn’t have any fun Christmas trees t use for this inspiration so I went with the fun colors!

Here’s what I came up with…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red Dotted print – 3 x 5, staple folded piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon to the top, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White -21/2 x 3 3/4, stamp snowman using Memento Black and color using Blends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, layer on Real Red 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, add Gold 1/8″ Cord behind the circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to snowman hat to finish off.

 

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

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

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Regals dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Gold 1/8″ Cord, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Metallic Pearls Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Winter Flower

Christmas is coming and it is getting closer! And it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter Flowers.

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add strip of Pool Party dotted, 3/4 x 4 3/4, behind the panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Foil – cut out detailed poinsettia
  • Vellum – cut out solid poinsettia, color with markers (I used blends…I think would have been better with regular ones but this okay), add behind the detailed silver poinsettia, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out FIVE 1/4 circles, add to card front to finish off

This is just so soft and pretty

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles Paper Pack, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Pary
Other: Detailed Poinsettia Framelits, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Subtle Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Spirited Snowmen

Happy Thursday everyone and happy December! It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a very Christmasy color inspiration…

So here’s the story on this one…I actually made this for the challenge last week (sketch inspiration).  It’s just a little different from the actual sketch but then I realized I had used the colors for this challenge so saved it for this week.

Here’s the details…

  • Mossy Meadow – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Mossy Meadow – 4 x 5 1/4, run through Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Festive Farmhouse dsp Grey Granit Star print – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Festive Farmhouse dsp Cherry Cobbler grid print – 5/8 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Festive Farmhouse dsp Mossy Meadow stripe print – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowmen in Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front

And guess what…still available for you…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini! But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa! This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10! See 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): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Festive Farmhouse dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM49 – Dashing Deer

 

Welcome to the first Inspiration Monday of December! What an awesome photo inspiration we have for you this week…check it out…

I love the rich jewel tones in this picture.  This one was really a challenge for me as I wanted to do a Christmas card and normally with colors like this, I would have done an ornament but don’t have any ornament set.

Here’s what I came up with…

I sort of went with some of the colors, and sort of an animal and then the circles that are part of the peacock feathers.  What can I say…I was inspired!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sea Foam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Blackberry Bliss, add to card front
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2 1/8 x 3 3/4, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Frosted Floral dsp – Blackberry Bliss print – 2″ circle and 1 1/4″ circle
  • Frosted Floral dsp -Old Olive print – 1 3/4″ circle and 1 1/4″ cirlce
  • Silver Glitter – THREE 3/4″ circles, add all the circles to the card front
  • Shimmery Paper – cut out reindeer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blackberry Bliss Faceted Dots to finish it off

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini! But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa! This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10! See all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Dashing Deer
Paper: Soft Sea Foam, Frosted Floral dsp, Silver Glitter, Shimmery White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Detail Deer Framelits, Faceted Dots, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!