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Frames

COOL…we have made it to the end of April!  That is just soooo amazing!  And after the REALLY TOUGH theme of last week, this week is easy peasy…FRAMES!  Use a frame to showcase your main image – oh so easy!

I decided to use the fun balloon adventures to celebrate the end of this month!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Festive Embossing Folder and layer onto Watermelon Wonder – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out frame using Layering Squares – scallop and plain framelits, add to card front
  • Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo – punch out large balloon
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out striped balloon, add to Pool Party balloon using dimensionals
  • Watermelon Wonder – cut out dotted balloon, add to Flirty Flamingo balloon using dimensionals
  • Basic Grey – cut out TWO balloon ‘strings, add behind balloons and add balloons to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Balloon Adventures
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Pop-Up Balloon Thinlits, Layering Square Framelits, Festive Embossing Folder, Duo Balloon Punch, Dimensionals

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Nailed It

WOWZA…it’s already the LAST Thursday in April!  Can you believe it?  And the best part…school is ALMOST over for the term!  YIPPEE!!!

Well, you know that since it is Thursday it is time again for some inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary and this week it is in the form of a sketch.  I haven’t used my Nailed It set near enough so decided to pull it out for this week’s sketch.  It just pairs so perfectly with the Urban Underground dsp and embellishments.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Urban Underground Dijon dsp – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Urban Underground Black Chevron dsp – 1 1/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/8 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black – 2 3/8 x 3 5/8, ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate and Delightful Dijon – stamp and cut out saw and screwdriver. layer, add to card front (screw driver with dimensionals)
  • Add some Urban Underground Embellishments to finish off.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the talented design team’s project!

Set(s): Nailed It
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Build It Framelits, Urban Underground Embellishments, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Special Reason

Okay…I have a little secret to share.  With us packing up our house and moving, I had to do a bunch of stamping to make sure that I had things to post on my blog while all my ‘stuff’ was still packed away in boxes.  So I stamped and I stamped and I stamped and I stamped.  Then I stamped some more!

I had EVERY POST for the month of April designed, stamped and posts written up and scheduled by April 1st…NO FOOLIN’!  But it was really nice not having to worry about them and to take my time setting up my craft area so I’d be ready to start in again for May!

I just LOVE the Special Reason set and wanted to have some fun with is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blooms & Bliss dsp – 6 strips 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out large circle using Layering Circles framelit, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out large flower and two large leaves; add flower using dimensionals (little teeny, tiny pieces of dimensionals that is) and add leaves
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This one really is fun and can be done just using any scraps!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Beautiful You

What an EASY theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time.  Our theme is feminine and there is just sooooo many different ways you can go with this!

With this theme the first thing that came to mind was the Beautiful You set.  It is just such a pretty set and oh so feminine.  With everything going on this month, I have been keeping things nice and simple and this one is oh so simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp female image in Peek-a-boo Peach, greeting in Night of Navy, and dots using Soft Sky
  • Night of Navy diagonal Stripe dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Whisper White Panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did I mention easy?  What can I say…truly easy!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Weather Together

One set that I just HAD to have when the last new catalog came out was the Weather Together set.  I just LOVE the umbrella in this!

I have used the umbrella on a couple different cards but as I was working on getting some cards together for this month I decided I wanted to us this one (okay…that and I had already packed away a lot of my stuff and this was one I left out).  I thought it would be pretty in the colors in the Cupcakes & Carousels dsp paper stack.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Bermuda Bay, run through Falling Petals Embossing Folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Three prints from Cupcakes & Carousel dsp paper stack (So Saffron print, Peek-a-boo Peach print, Bermuda Bay print) – stamp umbrella using Memento Black, cut out using mating framelit
  • So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay – stamp umbrella handle using Memento Black, cut out with matching framelit.  I wanted the handle to be longer so I cut each into two pieces and then extended the handles when I taped to back of each umbrella., layer and add to card front using dimensionals

Love the pretty soft colors on this!

Set(s): Weather Together, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Cupcakes & Carousels dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Other: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Punch Art

Do you have a style of challenge that just makes your brain HURT!  Well…that would be this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme is Punch Art and there are two things I am NOT good at Watercoloring and Punch Art.  Of these two I DREAD Punch Art.  Add to this my stress of packing up my house and moving an all I can say…don’t expect much!

So here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11, folded
  • Soft Sky – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp clouds using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/8 x 4, use fringe scissors to make ‘grass’ and add to card front
  • So Saffron print (Cupcakes & Carousels dsp) – cut large heart (Layering Hearts framelits), fold in half
  • Real Red – one petal from the Pansy punch add to top
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out one point of the Medium Star punch, add to inside of heart as beak
  • Crumb Cake – cut out two ‘balloon strings’ to use as chick legs
  • Basic Black – 1/4″ hole punch, add for eye
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out smaller hear (Layering Heart framelits) for wing
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp dotted balloon, banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out
  • Basic Black – cut out balloon ‘string’, add to card front, add balloon and banner using dimensionals

Okay…it’s pretty lame but what can I say…BRAIN HURT!  But what is as easy as can be is subscribing to Create to Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  It’s not too late!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Lift Me Up, Balloon Adventures
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Real Red, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Fringe Scissors, Pop-Up Balloon Thinlits, Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits, Pansy Punch, Medium Star Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary Site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flower Patch

Boy…April is moving right along isn’t it!  This month is just a blur for me with moving and everything.

Since it is Thursday, it is time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week is a color combo (Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo) and I must say…this was a bit of a challenge for me!  When I have a challenge like this that I just don’t know what to do with, I either do flowers or geometric shapes.  Flowers won this time and I am happy with how it turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamigo envelope dsp – 1 x 5 1/2, add to top of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp larger flower in Flirty Flamingo, 5 petal flower in Tempting Turquoise, small flower and flower centers in Island Indigo
  • Island Indigo – 1/2 x 5 1/2 – cut TWO pieces, add one to the top and the other to the bottom of the Whisper White panel, a to card front
  • Tempting Turquoise – stamp greeting using Island Indigo, cut out with Oval Stitched Shape, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic dots to finish off

Now is still a good time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the designs from our talented design team and don’t forget to subscribe!

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Flirty Flamingo, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!