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Color It

WI15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is Color It.  Can you believe it…it’s the last Saturday in February!  And yesterday in Ohio…it was 73 degrees!

Okay…before I get to my card, I need to apologize.  On a good day I’m REALLY bad at water coloring.  When I am sick I am TRULY HORRIBLE at water coloring.  Been fighting bronchitis for 4 weeks now and half the time I think I’m losing.  So…this was the best I could do and I do apologize!  TOTALLY uninspired!  But I know the rest of the team did a TERRIFIC job on theirs!

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And now for the painful details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x  1/2, add to right side of card
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2
  • Polka dotted paper – 1 1/4 x 3 3/8, add to bottom of white panel, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 3 7/8, cut on end on a diagonal and add to card front
  • Basic Black – layer a stitched square framelit with a regular square framelit, cut out to make a frame
  • Whisper White – stamp the two chicks using Memento Black, color with the Melon Mambo pencil and AquaPainter (sorry…VERY lame!, cut out and add to frame and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Gold Foil – 1/8 x 2 1/8
  • Melon Mambo – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to Gold Foil piece and add to chick
  • Whisper White – stamp another wing, cut out and add over gold foil piece
  • Add a couple Gold Metallic Enamel Hearts to finish it off
Set(s): Hey Chick
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Specialty dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Layering Square Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Special Reason

ccmc446Hello everyone and happy Thursday!  What a beautiful spring week we have been having here in Ohio!  WOW…I cannot believe this weather!

Since it is Thursday it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration and this week it is a cool color inspiration – Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Emerald Envy.  These colors are just so happy!  My card is just very simple – I’m still fighting Bronchitis (week 4 – GRRRRR!!!)

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom right corner
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 3/5, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry and scattered dots (from Avant Garden) using Smoky Slate; round bottom right corner
  • Emerald Envy Runched Ribbon – cut two short pieces, fold in half and add behind Whisper White panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out ‘frame’ but layering the two pieces, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Tangerine Tango, cut out with matching framelit
  • Emerald Envy – cut out two small outline leaves, add behind flower, add flower to card front using dimensionals

Yep…it really is so quick and easy!

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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.

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): Special Reason, Avant Gardent
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Emerald Envy
Ink: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Up in the Air

WI15SatHopWelcome

Oh my word…it’s Saturday again so it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is Up in the Air (anything that flies).  We have LOTS of cool things in the mini for that!  Well…you know that I LOVE dragonflies so…since those fly…it was a no brainer!

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Before I give you the details…this is a super easy card.  I needed a card for a mnt for my craft group and we were using the lace doilies.  This is my third card using them.

Here’s the details…

  • Tip Top Taupe – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Falling in Love dsp – 3 x 5 1/2
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind dsp panel and add to card front
  • Lace Doily – add with Vanilla side up
  • Very Vanilla – punch 2″ circle and add to center of doily
  • Mint Macaron – 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out medium detail dragonfly, add using a dimensional

Can you believe it…it really is that easy!

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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.

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): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Sky, Falling in Love dsp
Ink: Real Red, Soft Sky
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Brights Enamel Shapes, 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 Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Cool Treats

ccmc445Happy Thursday everyone!  Oh do we ever have a fun sketch inspiration for you at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

I soooo like the Cool Treat set and Frozen Treat framelits – they are just so much fun!  When I saw the sketch, I knew that I wanted to make an ice cream sundae.  I’m a hot fudge sundae kind of gal so that is what I made.  Now let me tell you…those DANG little sprinkle – they were the TOUGHEST to glue on!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp little dots in crumb card, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Early Espresso – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake print – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1 1/4 x 3 5/8, cut into a banner, add to card front
  • Sundae – bowl/Pool Party, stamp accent in Pool Party, 3 ice creams/Whisper White, 3 chocolate toppings/Early Espresso, cherry/Watermelon Wonder color stem with Early Espresso marker, sprinkles/ Watermelon Wonder, put all together and add using dimensionals, spoon/Silver Foil
  • Whisper White -stamp greeting using Early Espresso and Watermelon Wonder, cut out using Stitched Oval, add using dimensionals

Oh how fun!   And speaking of fun…

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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.

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): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Frozen Treats Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

pp331I LOVE this set!  No…really I do!  It is one of the coolest looking flowers and I just LOVE flowers.

I’ve been fighting bronchitis the last couple of weeks (I think it is winning) and this weekend I needed to get caught up on some cards to post and put together some make and takes for my craft group.  I decided that I’d just have my cards do double purpose!

We did this card last night and the ladies just loved it.  The cool thing is you can flip it and it looks just as nice!  I decided to use the color challenge from The Paper Players for this.

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Falling Petals Embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Vanilla side of Lace Doily
  • Copper Foil – 3/4 x 4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/8, cut ends on diagonal, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – punch out 2″ circle, stamp greeting in Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small flower in Blushing Bride, cut out with framelit
  • Small open leaf – cut out in Copper Foil and Smoky Slate, add behind flower and add to card front to finish it off

What a different color combo…just LOVED it!

If you are looking for more ideas for the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure, the Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Edition is now available.

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

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  • 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.

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): Special Reason
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Copper Foil
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies, 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Red & White Plus 1

WI15SatHopWelcome

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are challenging the team to use Red, White and one other color.

So…this is one of those instances where this started out as one thing and then took a turn.  Just so you know how FAR this took a turn this started out as Red/White/Silver and the Nailed It set.  Okay…let’s see what I did…

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Okay…so here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • White/Red print – 4 x 5 1/8, lay on card on an angle, trim edges, add to card front
  • Soft Sky – 3 1/2 x 5, lay on card on an angle, trim edges, stamp heart using Soft Sky, add to card front
  • Red/White dotted print – 4 1/4 x 1 3/8, cut top on an angle so the narrow side is 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp swish using Soft Sky and greeting using Real Red, cut out using Oval Stitched Framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Real Red Enamel Hearts to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opens today – February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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.

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): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Sky, Sending Love dsp
Ink: Real Red, Soft Sky
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Brights Enamel Shapes, 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 Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Beautiful You

ccmc444Happy Thursday everyone!  And you know since it is Thursday, it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration.  This week we have a color inspiration for you – Peek-a-boo Peach, Crumb Cake and Dapper Denim…what a pretty combo.

I’ve been ‘itching’ to use my new Beautiful You set and thought these colors would be perfect for it and I do like the way this turned out.  I think this would brighten anyone’s day.

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Falling Petals Embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Dapper Denim dotted – 1 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out using Los of Labels framelit, stamp image using Memento Black, color using AquaPainter and Peek-a-boo Peach, Dapper Denim and Crumb Cake inks, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-b0o Peach – 3/4 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add using dimensionals

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session will be opening on February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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.

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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Peek-a-boo Peach, Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake
Other: Lots of Labels Framelits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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