Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Favorite New Bundle

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new bundle.  I JUST got this and since I LOVE feathers…just had to use it for the challenge today!

I think it is difficult to get a good picture of the new Soft Seafoam…it is so light…but this is pretty in person.

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp wish in Highland Heather and BIG in Basic Grey, layer onto Basic Grey 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out the detailed circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Highland Heather, cut feather out of each color, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE the feather in this set…AWESOME!!!

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Follow Your Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Highland Heather
Ink: Basic Grey, Highland Heather
Other: Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Dimensionals

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Favorite New In-Color

This week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are each picking our favorite new incolor to show it off.  This was a no brainer for me … GRAPEFRUIT GROVE!

I just LOVE this color!  It reminds me of a darker Cantaloupe Crisp!

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Grapefruit Grove white dotted print – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, layer onto Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and add to card front
  • Grapefruit Grove white striped print – 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut into banner on both ends ad add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger portion of flower with stamped off Grapefruit Grove and top part in full strength Grapefruit Grove and leaves in Mint Macaron, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.

We released a new collection…Varied Vase!  Oh what fun!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Artistic Impressions
Paper: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Incolor dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron
Other: Dimensionals

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Abstract Background Technique

Happy June everyone and welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  So this week we are doing abstract background techniques.  Now…it’s not that I can’t do these but I decided what I don’t like about a lot of these is that they are MESSY!  I DON’T DO MESSY!!!  LOL!!!  After MANY attempts at different things I did FINALLY come up with one I liked!  Okay…that I REALLY LOVE!

Isn’t this pretty!  I used pretty much the Polished Stone technique – glossy paper, reinkers, alcohol and cotton balls  Here’s the details…

  • Blueberry Bushel – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Glossy White – 3 3/4 x 5, start with Lemon Lime Twist (cotton ball and alcohol), Next Call Me Clover (cotton ball and alcohol) and then Blueberry Bushel (cotton ball and alcohol); once dry (it dries VERY quickly) randomly stamp the three leaf image from Rooted in Nature using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5, add to panel
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add behind panel then add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 – stamp greeting in Basic Black and Blueberry Bushel, cut into banner
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves/stem in Lemon Lime Twist 3 times and solid single leaf in Call Me Clover 3 times, cut them all out and layer behind banner.
  • Blueberry Bushel 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon – loop behind tag/leaves element and then add to card front using dimensionals.

And speaking of Rooted in Nature…check out our NEW COLLECTION – Rooted in Nature!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Rooted in Nature
Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Glossy White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Other: Nature’s Root Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Bold and Bright Colors

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Oh…today ended up being a bit of a challenge for me.  We are to use bold and bright colors for this and I had a tough time figuring out what I wanted to do.  Well that new Pineapple punch is bold and bright…well actually it is highlighter yellow to me so I decided to pair is up with the equally neon Lemon Lime twist and with all the lemon in there use the Lemon Zest set!

Put on your shades…it’s BRIGHT!

See what I mean!  LOL!!!  Here’s the details…

  • Pineapple Punch – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pineapple Punch – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Oh My Stars fold and add to card front
  • Tutti-Frutti dsp (Lemon Lime Twist grid) – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp lemon using Lemon Lime Twist and Pineapple Punch, stamp leaves in Shaded Spruce, punch everything out.  Stamp greeting on the Pineapple Punch lemon using Memento Black, layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4 circle punch, layer onto 1 3/8″ Shaded Spruce Scallop Circle, add to card front using dimensionals

We have just released…our brand NEW COLLECTION – Rooted in Nature!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Lemon Zest
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pineapple Punch, Shaded Spruce, Tutti-Frutti dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Shaded Spruce
Other: Lemon Builder Punch, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New Preorder Product

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Oh…we are playing with our NEW STUFF as we are featuring our favorite New Preoder Product.  This was a no brainer for me…Serene Garden bundle.  It caught my eye as soon as I saw it in the catalog and it was a MUST have.  I was THRILLED when it was on the preorder!

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • So Saffron – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the layered leaves embossing folder and add to card front
  • Share What You Love dsp – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner
  • Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce – punch out two each using Leaf punch, add behind banner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp bird in Memento Black, color with the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Blends, add to card front using dimensionals

I LOVE using the Blends to color…they make me look like I’m good at it…LOL!!!

Just released…our brand NEW COLLECTION – Abstract Impressions!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Serene Garden, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Share What You Love dsp
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Other: Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Garden Scene Framelits, Leaf Punch, Dimensionals

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Favorite Retiring Bundle

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are saying goodbye to our favorite retiring set or bundle.  I decided to go with a bundle that I really haven’t used all that much…and I don’t know why…LOVE IT!  So…since I hadn’t used it enough, I decided to do TWO cards for you this week!  Since I did TWO, I’m not going to go into a lot of details with either but will let you know what I used on each.

  • Base and main layer – Soft Skey
  • Dapper Denim – layer behind Soft Sky
  • Clouds – Whisper White and Vellum
  • Rainbow – Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Sun stamped in Daffodil Delight
  • Ribbon – Flirty Flamingo Striped Ribbon

  • Base and main layer – Soft Skey
  • Clouds – Whisper White
  • Rainbow – Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Sun stamped in Daffodil Delight
  • Ribbon – Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon

These really are a lot of pieces but the rainbow is just so much fun to make!  I wanted to not only feature a favorite retiring set but the DELIGHTFUL In Colors…I will miss these!

Just released…our brand NEW COLLECTION – Abstract Impressions!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Sunshine & Rainbows
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Vellum
Ink: Memento Black, Daffordil Delight
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits, Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Love What You Do

Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop for May!  Happy May everyone!  This week the team is going to sharing ideas using the NEW Share What You Love Bundle.  Oh my word…I LOVE this dsp…it is simply GORGEOUS!

I decided to feature this most yummy print by cutting out (you know I LOVE cutting things out) the various flowers and adding them to a non-standard sized card (3 x6).  I really was pretty quick and easy all in all!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 6 x 6 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 2 3/4 x 5 3/4, stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out lots of the pretty flowers from the print and add to card front.

No…REALLY…this is all there is to this AWESOME card!  (okay…I’m up to my eyeballs in grading finals…I HAD to do quick and easy!)

If you LOVE the designs on our hop this week, you will LOVE our newest Collection…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Love What You Do
Paper: Mint Macaron, Share What You Love dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!