Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

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’!

 

Colorful Seasons

It’s MONDAY!!! How does this keep happening?  I want to know WHO IS RESPONSIBLE!  Just kidding.  Time again for another inspiration challenge.  LOVE this one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

This one was really a no brainer…and I LOVE the clean and simple design I used.

 

Here’s the details, don’t blink…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 /58 x 4 7/8, stamp hello in Versamark and white emboss, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 2 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the 3 flowers, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out the small dragonfly at the top of the 5 little dragonfly thinlet, cut out and ad to card front
  • Add some small rhinestones to finish off

VERY simple card!  Those are always the best!

Did you know that TODAY IS THE DAY?  Why yes it is…TODAY is the day we release a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection.  And OH MY…we have a fun, and different one for you…

Are you looking a COOOOL ideas with the Brusho Crystals?  We have SIX different techniques for you to try AND have made cards with each of the SIX (because of some technique…you actually get two different cards for ONE technique…did I mention COOOOOL?)  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): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets, Layering Seasons Thinlets, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Jar of Love

Hi everyone!  SURPRISE…it’s a Sunday post!  I had some extra time today and say the CASology Challenge 292 for Foil…oh my word…I HAD to join the fun!  The SAB Springtime Foil papers couldn’t be more perfect for this!

Isn’t this just GORGEOUS?  It’s hard to see the shiny foil in this so here is a close-up one…

 

The outline for the flower and leaves are a rosy foil so I used the Champagne foil for my strip since it also has  pink undertone in there.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Springtime Foil dsp (SAB) – color the flower with the Pink Pirouette Blends and the leaves with Old Olive Blends, cut everything out and layer leaves behind flower (NOTE:  because of the paper you can’t make a lot with the exact same flower/leave combination but you can easily substitute the different ones)
  • Champagne Foil – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to panel, add flower/leaves then stamp greeting using Old Olive, add panel to card front using dimensionals

Yep it really is super easy AND oh so elegant!

Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Springtime Foil dsp, Champagne Foil
Ink: Old Olive, BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Wit

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week…bring on the colors!

How fun are those and just perfect with Sale-a-bration Bubble and Fizz dsp!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp bubble in Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bubble and Fizz dsp – I did the Bermuda print 1 3/4 x 2, Calypso print 1 3/4 x 2 1/4, and Lemon Lime print 1 3/4 x 2 1/4, round the corners on all the pieces and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some silver enamel stars to finish off.

And did your know it is time again for a new collection from Create with Connie and Mary?  Well…it’s TRUE!  And I must say…it is absolutely ADORABLE!

Get all the details here!

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): Birthday Wit, Bubble Over
Paper: Whisper White, Bubble and Fizz dsp (SAB), Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Corner Rounder, 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’!

 

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’!