Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Tropical Chic

Happy Thursday!  Can’t believe another week flew by and it’s time again for another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  It’s a happy and bright color combo…

I decided to dig into my Tropical Escape dsp and use that as my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Blushing Bride 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Tropical Chic dsp – cut out two pieces 1/2 x 3 1/2 and one piece 3/4 x 4, all all to panel then tie piece of Granny Apple Green 1/2 Texture Weave Ribbon around panel then add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – cut out butterfly, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride, cut out using Layering Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget we have an AWESOME Stylish Christmas Collection for you!

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): Tropical Chic
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Tropical Escape dsp
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride
Other: Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Layering Ovals Framelits, Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our song is Sweet Dreams are Made of This.  I DO know this one!  We are featuring baby cards.  No that was a bit of a challenge.  I don’t really have any ‘baby’ things but I do have the new Itty Bitty Greetings…and that had a baby stamp in it.

I thought the new Twinkle, Twinkle dsp would be perfect.

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Twinkle, Twinkle dsp – Pool Party star print – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Whisper White – cut out clouds using Up & Away Thinlets, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Petal Pink – cut out stitched heart from Stitched Label framelits, add to card front using dimensionals

Sweet and simple!

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection and just in time for Christmas in July – Stylish Christmas.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Twinkle, Twinkle dsp
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Up & Away Thinlet, Stitched Label Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Going Around in Circles

Happy Saturday!  And this is a happy Saturday indeed – not only is it a Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop…my summer class is OFFICIALLY OVER!  It ended last night and I just have to finish up some grading – WOO HOO!!! For the month of June we are going to be using songs from the 80s as our theme.  I must admit…I’m not familiar with this song.  When I think of a song about circles, I think of “All My Life’s a Circle” by Harry Chapin…okay dating myself!  But…I have all kinds of circles on my card…and absolutely NO STAMPIN’!

I used the fancy circles from the Chase Your Dreams thinlets

  • Basic Black – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Lovely Lipstick – punch out a 1 3/4″ circle and 1″ circle, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out 3/4″ circle, add to card front
  • Basic Black -3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Maps, Etc Embossing Folder, layer onto the Pool Party 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 (I did back side up)add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out the two ‘fancy’ circles (you have to trim those little extra pieces off the smaller one
  • Pool Party – 1/2″ circle, 1″ circle and one where you punch out the 1/2″ circle first then punch out using 3/4″ circle, layer everything together and add to card front
  • Lovely Lipstick – punch out three 1/4″ circles, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Lovely Lipstick – cut out “dream”, add to silver glimmer strip
  • Add some rhinestones to finish off

I do love all the circles on this…and I think the black just really sets it off!

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection and just in time for Christmas in July – Stylish Christmas.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Silver Glimmer
Ink: None
Other: Chase Your Dreams Thinlets, 1/4″ Hole Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Maps Etc Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, 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’!

Favorite New Greeting

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new greeting.  Have to say…this is definitely a favorite of mine.

One of the great things about the Share What You Love dsp is that you can cut out so many images and just use them!

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 4 x 5 1/4, run through Tufted Embossing, add to card front
  • Olive Leaf print – 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Blue Flower print – 1 1/8 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, cut out with circle framelit, layer onto Basic Black Scallop Circle
  • Wrap some Tranquil Tide Metallic ribbon behind circle, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t you just LOVE this paper?  I do!

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection – Tropical Chic.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Artistic Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron,  Share What You Love dsp,
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Layering Circles, Metallic Ribbon, Tufted EmbossingFolder, 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’!

Favorite Designer Series Paper

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new designer Series paper.  This was a no brainer for me…LOVE the Share What You Love dsp and then added some of the Delicately Detailed Laser-cut dsp.

One of the great things about the Share What You Love dsp is that you can cut out so many images and just use them!

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 3 1/2 x 5, add vine panel from the Delicately Detailed Laser-Cut dsp
  • Wrap piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet ribbon, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Share What You Love dsp – cut out a bunch of different flower, layer together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Petal Pink – 7/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals.

Such GORGEOUS paper!

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection – Tropical Chic.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Bouquet Blooms
Paper: Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Share What You Love dsp, Delicately Detailed Laser-Cut dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New Bundle

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new bundle.  I JUST got this and since I LOVE feathers…just had to use it for the challenge today!

I think it is difficult to get a good picture of the new Soft Seafoam…it is so light…but this is pretty in person.

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp wish in Highland Heather and BIG in Basic Grey, layer onto Basic Grey 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out the detailed circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Highland Heather, cut feather out of each color, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE the feather in this set…AWESOME!!!

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Follow Your Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Highland Heather
Ink: Basic Grey, Highland Heather
Other: Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

All About Neutrals

Oh…we have just had a couple GORGEOUS (but extremely windy) days here in Dayton, OH…high in the 70s…LOVE it!  But Monday…high of 39…gotta love this time of year!  LOL!!!  But this time of year also brings visions of the new catalog for demos and finding out what is staying and what is retiring.  I like to start using things from the catalog just in case it is going away and I didn’t play with it enough.  Fortunately the set I picked to work with is STAYING!!!  WOOO HOOO!  Out theme this week is All About Neutrals…just using neutrals on your card.

Is this a great (and extremely simple) card?  I think so!  And even though it is just in white, grey and black, really any color just about can be used for the grey panel for a whole different look!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the branch using Memento Black twice – once from each direction and the sentiment also in Basic Black.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out two each of the 3 flowers, add to card front
  • Add some clear Epoxy dots (from the Occasions Mini) and some Basic Rhinestones to the center of the flowers and scattered around to finish off

Isn’t that special?  And speaking of special…we are offering a new special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Layering Seasons Thinlets, Epoxy Shapes, Basic Rhinesones, 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’!