Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM58 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! I just love seeing February pass quickly…that means winter is quickly coming to an end!  This week we have a great piece of fused glass for our inspiration…

Connie and I had a similar idea for this one by using the same leaf/stem framelit but our cards are still very different.  Make sure you check out hers!  Here’s what I did for mine…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue – cut out the stem/leaf image, layer, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Layering Oval, take piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green ribbon, wrap behind oval, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp small butterfly using Night of Navy and stamped off Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green, punch out using Butterfly Duo punch, add body, stamp antennae in Night of Navy, cut out add behind butterfly, add butterflies to card front
  • Add a couple Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

ANDnext up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green
Other: Well Written Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, Layering Ovals, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon, Subtle Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM57 – Tea Together

Happy Monday everyone! As this is posting I’m in Las Vegas for a couple of days.  WOO HOO….warm weather!  I’m receiving an award as Distinguished Education in online learning.   How awesome is that!  But I worked ahead and have a cool card for my challenge this week.  First for our inspiration piece…some pretty cookies…

I didn’t want to be too obvious with this but ended up loving what I did for it…

Didn’t that turn out pretty?  I think so!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop stitched heart, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose and two small flowers using Memento Black, color using Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt) Blends, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out little tag from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits, stamp Hello using Coastal Cabana from Beautiful Bouquet, add to card front using dimensions
  • Tie little bow from the Daffodil Delight organdy SAB ribbon, add to tab
  • Add some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of the two small yellow flowers to finish off.

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Tea Together, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt)
Other: Subtle  Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Bouquet Bunnch Framelits, SAB Organdy Ribbon Pack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM57 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! Happy first Monday in February and it’s time for our first Inspiration Monday of February!  We are starting off the month with a pretty dress to inspire you…

Okay…I have to admit this…this is the second card I made for this challenge.  I LOVED my first one, but decided I needed to keep it cleaner than the other one I did.  So here’s my second card and I think works perfectly for the challenge…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Balmy Blue Gingham print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp dotted line in Night of Navy and greeting in Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower 3 times using Balmy Blue and Leaves using Soft Seafoam, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – punch out 3 Bitty Blooms (punch pack), add to card front using Glue Dots
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to center of each Night of Navy flower to finish off

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

This is also for the Global Design Project #GDP175.

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gingham DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM55 – Lasting Lily

 

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you are ready to be inspired!  What a cool color combo…

I just HAD to use the Lasting Lily SAB set!

Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 – cut out the doily, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp small and large lilies in Berry Burst, stems and leaves in Garden Green, cut out add to card front
  • Share What You Love dsp  Razzleberry Striped print – 1/4 x 3 1/2
  • Powder Pink – 3/4 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add on top of striped print, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE the new doily builder thinlits!

Looking for some fun treat ideas? Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Lasting Lily
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Blast, Soft Seafoam, Powder Pink, Share What You Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, Garden Green
Other: Doily Builder Thinlits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM54 – All That You Are

 

Happy Monday everyone!  WOW…we actually got some snow around here over the weekend.  It’s been quite some time since we had snow to amount to anything and between Saturday and Sunday we got 7″!  Rand got us all dug out and the plow and salt truck has been through out street several times so we are good to go.  Here’s the inspiration for this week

What a fun cake inspiration and I decided to go with the colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • So Saffron – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie Dotted print – 3/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/8, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo Striped pint – 1/2 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black color using Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Shaded Spruce Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • So Saffron – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle PUnch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

What a cool image!  Love being able to color it with the Blends!

Looking for some fun treat ideas?  Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Regals Paper Pack, Brights Paper Back
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Shaded Spruce
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM53 – Bunch of Blossoms

 

It’s Monday again and this is BACK TO SCHOOL Monday for me – EEK!  I always look forward to the Inspiration Monday photos…you just never know what it will take. It’s a GORGEOUS cookie inspiration for you this week…

There was just so much to love with this and here is what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, run through the Lace Embossing Folder, layer onto Soft Suede – 5 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • So Saffron dotted print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Soft Suede – cut out using Stitched Label Framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – punch out 2″ circle, stamp greetin using Soft Suede, add to card front
  • Whisper White, So Saffron, Crumb Cake – punch out flowers, center and leaves, layer and add to card front to finish off.

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SET. Valentines Day will be here before you know it so get ready with our newest collection…

See details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Bunch of Clossom
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Labels Framelits, Bitty Blooms Punches, Lace Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Hello Cupcake

 

And we are back!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday full of family and friends!  This week we have a leaf image for you…check it out…

I decided to go with the colors and the texture for my card this week.  Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, layer onto Crumb Cake 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, tie with a piece of the Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon from the SAB ribbon pack and add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cut out largest Stitched Circle, add to card front.
  • Stamp three icing images in Crumb Cake and sprinkles in Balmy Blue, two cupcake holders in Balmy Blue and a two of the extra piece in Crumb Cake; cut everything out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut out with Stitched Oval and add to card front to finish off

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SET.  Valentines Day will be here before you know it so get ready with our newest collection…

 

See details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Hello Cupcake
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Balmy Blue
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dot to Dot EmbossingFolder, Organdy SAB Ribbon Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!