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Farewell to SAB

It is hard to believe that we are now on the downside of March which means that soon SAB will be over!  Knowing that the end is near for SAB the theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop is Farewell to SAB – using our favorite SAB set!

With so much going on right now with getting ready to move I am definitely all about CAS (clean and simple!).  The Avant Garden is a perfect set for doing that!

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Carried Away dsp (Watermelon Wonder print – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals on an angle.
  • Whisper White – stamp flower with Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Flirty Flamingo stamped off, stamp leaves in Mint Macaron and stamp off, flower centers in Night of Navy and stamped off, stamp dots using Smoky Slate stamped off, add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • It’s hard to see but add CLEAR sequins from the Metallic Sequins collection to finish off

There is still time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition. 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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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): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Carried Away dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Other: Metallic Sequins, 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 Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Lift Me Up

ccmc447Happy Thursday!  WOW…it’s March!  I just love March…it means winter is almost over and that is sooooo good!

We have a fun sketch inspiration for you this week on Create with Connie and Mary and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I haven’t used my Lift It Up set for a little while and this was the perfect time to pull it out again and ink up some of the other balloons.  I took my color inspiration from the SAB Carried Away DSP.

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-b00 Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Multicolor Balloon dsp – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to Balloon dsp
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 3 5/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Watermelon Wonder, layer onto Watermelon Wonder – 3 x 3 3/4 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp both the medium and small hot air balloons using Memento Black and color using Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach and Mint Macaron markers, cut out with matching framelits and add using dimensionals
  • Cut out some of the clouds from the cloud print in Carried Away dsp and add using dimensionals

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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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): Lift Me Up
Paper: Whisper White, Peak-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Carried Away dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Mint Macaron
Other: Up & Away Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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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’!

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So Very Much

suo168Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Can you believe it … it’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Sale-a-bration Fun.   I just got the So Very Much set and wanted to pair that with the Avant Garden set.

In the beginning of January I made this cool card…Avant Garden…and wanted to build on that when I made this card.

I was working on cards for my upcoming stamping group so decided to make something that I could use a a make and take for that even.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp ‘splatter using Flirty Flamingo
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp Thank You and so very much in Night of Navy, stamp flower using Flirty Flamingo (one full strength and one stamped off once) stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz and flower center using Smoky Slate
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind Whisper White panel
  • Half of the doily (white side up) – add behind the Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Add piece of the Pear Pizzazz Tasty Treats washi tape to finish it off

Is that a fun and simple card!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): So Very Much, Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Other: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Avant Garden

ccmc440Are you having a good January?  Are you Sale-a-brating?  If you haven’t sale-a-brated yet, now is a great time!

I’m such a pushover for a great flower set and I just love the Avant Garden set in the the SAB brochure.  Mostly I love the ‘watercolor’ looking pieces…not so much the line one…have to play with that some.  When I was trying to decide on a set for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week – Real Red, Kraft (or Crumb Cake) and Black.  Originally I was going to a ‘Valentine’ card but Connie did one and I went in a different direction.

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Kraft – okay this piece was on my desk and just worked – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut the edge or the left side on angles (you can see from the picture it’s not straight across) add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp flower in Real Red twice – once ‘full strength’ and one stamped off, flower center – once “full strength” in Memento Black and once stamped off, stamp ‘splatter’ in Crumb Cake and greeting in Memento Black; round bottom left corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Take the backs off some Perfect White Accents and add to card front using Tombow Glue –  I love the clear look you get when you take the back off these!

Did you know that YESTERDAY the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition opened?  No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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It’s a Sale-a-bration

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Happy Sale-a-bration everyone!  Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop of 2017…and we are celebrating with Sale-a-bration!  Oh the fun!

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Oh…I absolutely LOVE the look of this card…it is just HAPPY!  And with the cold and snow where in Ohio…I need HAPPY!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach Envelope dsp – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp flower in Peek-a-boo Peach – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off; stamp again in Flirty Flamingo – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off, stamp leaves (full strenght and stamped off) around the flowers, stamp the dots using Sahara Sand, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Wrap some Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the panel then add to card front using dimensionals

See…happy card!  You know what else makes me happy?

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, 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

Hello

sunshineOh…I was so excited when I heard that this fun SAB set is still available!  YIPPEE!!!!  I LOVE this set and started working with it WAAAY too late!

So…we have such a FUN sketch challenge for this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Check out my card here.  Then I saw the Way to Use it Challenge on SCS is Sensational Celestial Delights – use sun, moon, stars on your card AND for the Paper Players Rain or Shine challenge.  WELLLLL…what can I say, but the GREAT sketch with this fun set and even better the sunburst thinlet and this is what I came up with!

Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Shine On Specialty dsp – cloud print – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer Washi Tape – add strip to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 6, lay on an angle and trim sides, stamp hello with Versamark and Silver Emboss, stamp little sunshine in Basic Black, add strip to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 x 3, cut out an oval then cut out using the Sunburst thinlet, stamp the dotted line (Sunburst Sayings) using Versamark and Silver Emboss, add to card front using dimensionals

How fun is that!  And you know what is REALLY fun?  The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session starts TOMORROW and here’s a hint…I used the Sunburst Sayings and matching thinlet for my set!  Here’s the information…

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March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Hello (SAB), Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Kraft, Daffodil Delight, Shine On Specialty dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Oval Framelits, Sunburst Thinlet, Silver Embossing Powder, Glimmer Washi Tape (SAB),  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy