Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

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’!

 

Blended Seasons

It’s Monday!!!  And we have a fun inspiration.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Can you believe it!  It’s the Tropical Chic Collection!  I found these at the Krogers right by my house and couldn’t resist it!

Well…although using the Tropical Chic set would be the given, I decided to go with the color scheme and MY VERY FAVORITE SET IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (well…right now that is).  Here’s it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 5 1/4, fun through Tufted Embossing Folded, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – cut out stitched framelit, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 4, ad to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp lower image using Memento Black, color using Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce, cut out using Layering Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Artistic Pearls to finish off

LOVE this set (and stay tuned…more to come!).

We released a new collection and just in time for Christmas in July…Stylish Christmas!  What an AWESOME set!

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): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Blushing Bride, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tufted Embossing Folder, Artistic Pearls

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

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’!

Blended Seasons

Boy the month seems to already be flying by!  And with the hot weather…I’m just not feeling like doing much of anything!  But…we have a GREAT sketch for you!

I just got the new Blended Seasons bundle (that will be available in August – while supplies last) and I have to say…LOVE!  Also got some more of the new Blends – WOO HOO!!!  You put that together and here is what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Twinkle Twinkle dsp (dotted print) – 4 7/8 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Tie piece of Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon around card
  • Whisper White – 2 1/8 x 3 7/8, stamp greeting in Night of Navy
  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 1 3/4, add behind Whisper White panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower in Memento Black, color with Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam Blends, add to card front.

Oh…how soft and pretty!  I am totally LOVIN’ this limited edition set!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  LOL!!!  Yeah…right with 95 degree heat!  But we know how many people like to do Christmas in July and Connie and I LOVE the new Stylish Christmas set!  We have an AWESOME 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): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Seafoam, Twinkle, Twinkle dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Blends:  Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam
Other: Metallic Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blended Seasons

It’s Monday!!!  And we have a super sweet inspiration for you!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

First off…I have to tell you all I IN LOVE!!!  Well…with my sweetie…that’s a given but also with the new Blended Seasons Bundle that is just available to demonstrators now and only for the month of August (while supplies last).  This one is just delightful AND I got some of the new blends in too!  One just happened to be Poppy Parade so this one was a no brainer for me!  Here’s it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp flower image using Memento Black and greeting in Pool Party (yes, that is stamped twice…once for Thank and once for You)
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp the flowers again using Memento Black and color them in with your new Poppy Parade Blends, cut them out (because I LOVE to cut things out) and add to card front
  • Pool Party – cut out a couple of the pieces that are part of the matching framelit set and add to card front under the flowers to finish of

Seriously…that was all there was to it!  WOW!!!  I decided to not color in the leaves to give it that open glass look of the inspiration piece.  Did I mention I LOVE this set!!!

We released a new collection and just in time for Christmas in July…Stylish Christmas!  What an AWESOME set!

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): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party Poppy Parade
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Blends:  Poppy Parade
Other: Stitched Seasons

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’!

Love You to Pieces

Happy July everyone!  WOW…can’t believe it is JULY already!  I’m already starting to feel the crunch of school being right around the corner and my big projects not done!  EEK!!!!  But there is always time for stamping!  We are back to our regular challenges and first up is a wonderful color challenge.

I’ve been working with the new puzzle set (so much fun!) and just had to use it for this color combo!

Here’s the details…

  • Blueberry Bushel – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mango Melody dsp – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5, run through the Maps Etc embossing folder, wrap Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon around it then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Grey Granite – cut out stitched circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp one puzzle piece in Blueberry Bushel and the other in Mango Melody, cut out with matching framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a couple rhinestones on the puzzle pieces to finish off.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  LOL!!!  Yeah…right with 95 degree heat!  But we know how many people like to do Christmas in July and Connie and I LOVE the new Stylish Christmas set!  We have an AWESOME 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): Love You To Pieces
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Maps, Etc Embossing Folder, Puzzle Pieces Framelits, Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!