Beautiful You

Okay…so I promised a total of 3 CAS cards using the overall same design yet using all the main images in the Beautiful You set.

This is my third, and final car din my set.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this look.  It is just so simple but the pretty colors really pop on the mostly white card.

For the first one, click here.

For the second one, click here.

I also think one of the things that really help make these cards pop is the fun enamel dots!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate and greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamp umbrella onto the Sweet Sugarplum Incolor Envelope print using Memento Black, cut out and add to image
  • Layer onto Bermuda Bay 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

And still another TOTALLY CAS card!

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens tomorrow – 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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay,Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Custom Tee

What a fun color inspiration we have for you at Create with Connie and Mary this week – Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip.

For me these colors made me think I should do a masculine card and I haven’t used my Custom Tee in a while and thought it would be fun to play with that along with the Playful Backgrounds set to come up with a card for this inspiration!  I thought this turned out so fun!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp diagonal lines using Smoky Slate
  • Pool Party – 1/2 x 3 3/8, stamp arrows using Pool Party, cut into a point, add to panel
  • Chocolate Chip – 1/8 x 3 5/8, cut on slate, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensioals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘man’ tee shirt using Chocolate Chip, stamp solid dots using Pool Party and open dots using Smoky Slate, stamp greeting using Chocolate Chip, cut our and add using dimensionals
  • Add Urban Underground star embellishments to finish off

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…

march-bonus

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): Custom Tee, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Other: Urban Underground Embellishments, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

Okay…so here is my second card using a VERY CAS design and the fabulous Beautiful You set.

If you missed by first card, you can check it out here.

I wanted to come up with a design that is so very simple yet really stylish and works with the 3 main images in this set.  This one just makes me happy!  I love greeting perfect…it really makes me smile.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate an greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
  • Layer onto Rich Razzleberry 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

Yep…another truly easy and TOTALLY CAS!

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:

march-collage

  • 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…

march-bonus

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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but my husband and I are working on downsizing our home and belongings and moving to a smaller place south of Dayton.  After 26 years in our home…it’s just a tad bit overwhelming.  ESPECIALLY since our current city only permits you to have ONE trash can!  But anyway…working on downsizing is quite a task…especially my crafting area.

For my card set for Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition I was going to use the set Beautiful You but then decided to go with Happy Celebrations (oh my…what a FABULOUS SET!).  Anyway I had this series of cards all planned out in my head and since I wanted to share some cards with you, I thought I’d make up this little series of CAS cards.  This designed turned out PERFECT for the Beautiful You set.  So stayed turned…I have a total of 3 cards and this is my first one.

Now don’t blink…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate an greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
  • Layer onto Sweet Sugarplum 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

Yep…it is truly that easy but so TOTALLY CAS!

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:

march-collage

  • 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…

march-bonus

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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

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…

march-bonus

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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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:

march-collage

  • 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…

march-bonus

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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Time of Year

suo169Can you believe it….it’s the VERY LAST day of February!  WOW…the best thing about the last day of February is that maybe winter is starting to come to and end.   Hmmm…the only problem though is that since we have wacky weather – 70 degrees followed by 30 degrees for our highs…it’s hard to say what will happen in March and April.

Now it is time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Celebrating Green!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out the floral pattern from the So Detailed Thinlet dies
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/7, cut out and oval using the Layering Oval Framelits, stamp ON YOUR using Smoky Slate, add the floral detail behind the oval and trim off any excess, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Mint Macaron, cut out and add using dimensionals.

I really like the way this turned out…nice and simple!

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

Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlet Dies, Layering Oval Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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