Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Alphabet Cards

It’s that time again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and WOW…this is our last one in March!  This week the team will be featuring Alphabet cards – cards using letters.  Well with that…I just HAD to use the Large Letters Framelits.

For this week I decided to keep things REALLY simple.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I had the idea for this card.  SOOO quick and easy!

Here’s the details..

  • Smoky Slate – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 x 6 1/4, add do card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out HELLO, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger flower Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder, smaller flower Peek-a-Boo Peach/Pumpkin Pie, leaves Emerald Envy, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off
Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White THICK, Smoky Slate
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy
Other: Large Letters Framelits, Everyday Jar Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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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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Going Green

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop and this week our theme is Going Green!  Now…I know that we are getting close to St. Patrick’s day but I really didn’t have anything for that so I decided to just go with a green theme.

I have been cleaning out my ‘stuff’ getting ready for an upcoming move to a smaller place.  I saw this set…really a favorite of mine, and I just haven’t used it recently!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp sunburst using Smoky Slate, add to Always Artichoke – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp leaves twice using Pear Pizzazz and twice using Always Artichoke, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Always Artichoke, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens TODAY 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): Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Other: Metallic 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 Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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With Sympathy

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Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop for March.  The theme this time is sympathy or encourage…cards that it seems I am needing more and more lately.

Life is a little complicated right now as my husband and I have put a contract on a new home that will allow us to downsize.  A lot of the downsizing will be my craft space – EEK!  If all goes well, we will be moving sometime in April.  So I have until then to get my stuff down to about a third of what I have now.  Let me tell you…NOT easy!

So…with all this going on besides working and STILL fighting bronchitis, I needed to go for something super easy.  With thinlets and designer paper, making a nice but simple card is just a snap!

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Falling in Love dsp – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Very Vanilla 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out the large flourish, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 1 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Tip Top Taupe, cu into a banner, ad to card front

So very simple.  And if you are look for some great ideas for the Occasions Mini and SAB it’s simple to subscribe for the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session.

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): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love dsp
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Other: Flourishing Thinlets, 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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Color It

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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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Up in the Air

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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

Red & White Plus 1

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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