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SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  I just always like the Saturday Blog Hop…what great inspiration from the Design Team.  The theme this week is “Color Me Happy” – images that need coloring.  Okay…NOT my best thing to do!

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I do like this flower image that is in the Hostess set but still…not all that great with the coloring part!  Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, run through the butterfly folder, layer strip of Birthday Bouquet dsp (5/8 x 5 1/2) under panel then add piece of Dazzling Glimmer paper (1/9 x 5 1/2) on the top.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut on diagonal and add to card front
  • Mint Macaron – 1/8 x 5 1/8, cut on diagonal and add to card front
  • Shimmery White – cut out using Lots of Label Framelit, stamp flower using Basic Black Archival, color using Aquapainter and Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron markers, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mint Macaron – stamp banner and greeting using Basic Black Archival then punch out with the Duet Banner Punch, add using dimensionals

May 2016 Mini Session CollageDid you know that the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session is now open?  No…really it is!

  • 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.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!

Set(s): Best Thoughts, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Shimmery White, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet, Dazzling Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, AquaPainter,  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’!

SP15Siggy

Best Thoughts

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  Second color up…Hello Honey.

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Yes…A LOT of rhinestones were used on this!  I seldom use the strips of rhinestones that come on the sheet but they were perfect for this!

Here’s the details…

  • Hello Honey – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
  • Hello Honey print (Botanical Gardens dsp) – 3 3/4 x 5, cut using Sunburst Thinlit add to Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add strips of Basic Rhinestones
  • Whisper White – use different size circles to make a template for the clouds then cut out the cloud image
  • Stamp greeting using Hello Honey and Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Hello Honey – cut out butterfly, add to card front
  • Add some additional rhinestones to finish off.

April 2016 Collage

It’s time for the April Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  We have such FUN projects for you this month!

As with all sessions we have 3 GREAT card sets for you AND 2 3D projects.  We have focused our projects on sets from the Occasions Mini!

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

  • Bear Hugs
  • A Nice Cuppa
  • Helping Me Grow
  • Suite Sayings
  • Timeless Textures

Head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more and subscribe!

Set(s): Best Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey
Ink: Hello Honey, Basic Grey
Other: Various size circle punches, Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Sunburst Thinlet, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our upcoming APRIL Mini Session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

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SUO129Happy Tuesday everyone!  I can’t believe it…this time next week…I’ll already be ‘back to school’.  We start on Monday.  GEEZ!!!  Where did the summer go?

So the SUO Challenge this time is cards without greetings.  Now I have to say…this was a real challenge for me!  I don’t feel a card is finished unless it has a greeting on it…LOL!!! So this one was TOUGH!!!  Decided if I put a REALLY big flower on it, maybe it won’t feel so naked!  I also thought I’d pull out a color I NEVER use – Wisteria Wonder!  Looks pretty with Mint Macaron!

Here’s the details…

  • Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  Run through the Butterfly Embossing folder.
  • Wisteria Wonder – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, layer onto Very Vanilla – 2 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Watercolor paper – stamp flower two times using StazOn Jet Black, color flower using blender pen and Wisteria Wonder Marker, color leaves/stem using blender pen and Mint Macaron Marker.  Cut out one full flower and just part of the other flower, layer and add using dimensionals.
  • Watercolor paper – stamp butterfly using StazOn Jet Black, color using blender pen and Mint Macaron marker, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Tie bow from Mint Macaron 1″ Lace Ribbon and add to flower stem to finish it off.

 

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

Set(s): Best Thoughts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Watercolor Paper
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron
Other: Blender Pen, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Mint Macaron 1″ Lace Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Best Thoughts

Summer15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop where the FABULOUS designers pick a theme and we each off a project based on that theme.  For the month of August we are going to be having fun with the new incolors.  This week we are taking a look at MINT MACARON!  I do LOVE this new incolor!

Here’s my card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded.  Run to through the Butterfly Embossing Folder
  • Very Vanilla – 2 7/8 x 5 1/2, cut out one end using the Lots of Labels Framelits then cut down so that finished length is 5 3/8, stamp greeting using Mint Macaron and Basic Black Markers.
  • Timeless Elegance – 5/8 x 2 7/8, add to label then add label to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flower twice using StazOn Jet Black on Watercolor paper.  Color using Mint Macaron marker and blender pen.  Cut out.  The second one you are cutting out some of the flowers in the center, curl up edges and add using dimensionals.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Tie bow from the Mint Macaron 1″ Lace Ribbon and add to card front to finish off.
Set(s): Best Thoughts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Timeless Elegance dsp, Watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Mint Macaron Marker, Basic Black Marker
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Mint Macaron 1″ Lace Ribbon, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Summer15SiggyMary