Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Beach Theme

Oh…what a perfect theme for this week!  It’s once again the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop and this week it is a Beach theme!  We really have some fun things for a beach…can’t wait to see what everyone does.

When I saw this theme, I immediately thought of the fun beach chairs.  Then I remembered I could make water/sand theme using the High Tide set.  Put those together and this is what I got…

Is that fun?  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, stamp ‘sand’ in Crumb Cake, mask, stamp ‘water’ in Pool Party, ‘sun’ in Crushed Curry, ‘bird’ in Smoky Slate, and greeting using Memento black.
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, layer stamped panel on it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral – cut chair out of each, layer and add using dimenionals
  • It’s hard to see in the photo but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the ‘water’ to make is shimmery.

Our design team is hard at work creating their project for Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

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

  • 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.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): High Tide, Text Ya Later
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

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Shaped Cards

This month is just speeding by isn’t it!  It’s time once again for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and this week our team is doing Shaped Cards!  This like this are always more difficult for me but I think I came up with a cool idea.

I was looking at my Naturally Eclectic dsp and my Eclectic Layers Thinlits and decided I could have some fun with a gem shaped card.  It ended up being much easier to make than I thought it would be.

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 folded.  The top part is measuring in 1 1/8 in and 1 1/8 down on both sides.  Once that is cut, mark over 2 1/8 along bottom and cut down on an angle from each side to create the diamond shape.  I played around to make my layers – one with the gem print then layer that onto Night of Navy.  Add to card front.
  • Whisper White – Cut out Stitched Circle Shape, add using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist – cut out bottom gem base; Silver Glimmer – cut out 3 gem details, layer and add to card front.
  • Soft Sky, stamp banner and greeting using Night of Navy, punch out with the Banner Duo punch, add to card front using dimensionals.

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

  • 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
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  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): Thoughtfu Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Naturally Eclectic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Banner Duo Punch, Dimensionals

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Favorite New Stamp Set

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This week we are to pick our favorite new stamp set.  Well that would depend on which day it was which one was my favorite so for this week, I’m going to say this one is my favorite!

Here’s the details…

  • Emerald Envy- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Sky print (Naturally Eclectic dsp) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Large dotted print (Naturally Eclectic dsp) – 2 pieces – one 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 and the other 1 1/2 x 1 3/8, round corners, sponge edges using Emerald Envy, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 3/4 x 3, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bottle using Memento Black, cork in Crumb Cake, water in Soft Sky and octopus in Emerald Envy, cut out and add using dimensionals, stamp octopus again using Night of Navy, cut out and add to bottle, stamp heart in Berry Burst, cut out and add to bottle
  • Add some Silver Enamel Hearts to finish off

Our design team is hard at work creating their project for Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

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

  • 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.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): Message in a Bottle
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Emerald Envy, Berry Burst
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

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Patriotic Colors

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  With Independence Day right around the corner our design team is creating with ‘patriotic colors’.

I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do with this colors and then I remembered the anchor in the Seaside Shore set and thought it would be perfect with patriotic colors.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Dapper Denim – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper Whit e- 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Seaside Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out using Stitched Square framelit then a square framelit to make a frame, add to card front on an angle.
  • Real Red and Dapper Denim – cut out stars from the Crate framelit set and ad to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp anchor using Versamark and silver emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner greeting using Real Red, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel stars to finish off

Our design team is hard at work creating their project for Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

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

  • 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.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): Seaside Shore
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Seaside Embossing Folder, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

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Black & White

Well here it is again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme this time is Black and White…cards in just black and white.  Hmmm…I do like a little ‘pop’ of color in my card but I did stick with the all black and white theme!

What a simple card!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp label using Memento Black, punch out, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4 Circle Punch, layer onto 1 3/8 Basic Black Circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out large dragonfly add to card front using dimensionals

Everything is better with dragonflies!  LOL!!!

Set(s): Label Me Pretty
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Pretty Label Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Favorite Pink

Well…it’s that time again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week out theme is Favorite Pink.  Okay…I have a confession to make…my card is NOT made with my current favorite pink.  I LOVE Flirty Flamingo…What a GREAT pink!  The problem though is that I don’t have dsp that is Flirty Flamingo so instead of my FAVORITE pink, it is more the pink that I had some dsp to use!  LOL!!!  What can I say…full disclosure!

Don’t you just LOVE the new Ribbon of Courage set?  I am SOOOO glad that SU FINALLY has one of these again.  I think this is such a pretty set!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp (Powder Pink print) – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, spritz with water and run through the ruffled dynamics embossing folder (okay…have to say this…NOT real impressed – all puns intended – with this…almost looks more like someone sat on the paper than that I used an embossing folder) and add to card front
  • Powder Pink – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Powder Pink – stamp ribbon using Memento Black, cut out using matching framelit, color with Powder Pink, Blushing Bride and Chalk markers, add clear Wink of Stella to the white section, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Powder Pink – 1/2 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add Heart Silver Metallic Shape to finish off

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Set(s): Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride
Other: Ruffled Dynamics Embossing Folder, Chalk Marker, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Support Ribbon Framelits, Dimensionals

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Favorite New Incolor

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  Did you know that TOMORROW the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will open?  No…REALLY…it is TRUE!  So make sure you scroll down to the end of my post and click on the link to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  We have GREAT projects for you!

So this week our theme is Favorite New Incolor.  Okay…this was a bit tough.  For me, it seems like every OTHER year I really get into the new incolors.  Guess what?  This year is NOT that year!  LOL!!! (But…I do LOVE last years!)  Part of it might be that I haven’t played with them much yet so maybe they will grow on me.  But for today’s challenge I decided to go with Berry Burst…it’s a fun color.  I kept things pretty simple…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp the little star thingy three times using Berry Burst, layer onto Berry Burst 3 3/4, 5, ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Berry Burst – cut out the one large Eastern Medallions, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out one of the medium circle medallions – add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Berry Burst, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch
  • Berry Burst – cut out a small scallop circle from the layering circle framelits, add the punch out greeting, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamels dots to finish it off.

See how simple that was?  The nice thing about this design…you could truly make in an ANY color!

And remember the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will open TOMORROW – WOO HOO!

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

  • 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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst
Other: Eastern Medallion Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

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