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Birthday Blooms

Happy Monday everyone!  Well…my Spring Break is over (DRAT!!!) and it is back to school for me.  Still a little weak from the pneumonia but hopefully I will be able to make through the next couple of days.

Going to do this post a little differently from now on.  This is Inspiration Monday over on Create with Connie and Mary and wanted to start out showing the inspiration photo…

So that is what inspired my project for today…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the layered leaves embossing folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Soft Sky Finely Woven ribbon – staple piece to top of panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey then ad to card front
  • Soft Sky – cut out medium butter and add to card front
  • Add some Epoxy shapes randomly on background to finish off.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Epoxy Shapes, Soft Sky Finely Woven Ribbon, Butterflies Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blooms

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is going to be short and sweet…still fighting the pneumonia…not much energy for anything.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is a favorite sentiment.  There are so many from which to choose but I decided to go with this one “Dear Friend”.  Okay…I will confess, I do really like this greeting but with being so under the weather, this was also a card I already had done.  This was a card I made when I first got my blends.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 3/4 x 5, run bottom part through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and stamp the top part with the little dots in Pink Pirouette, add to card front
  • Coffee Break dsp – striped print – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black, color using the Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

So that’s it…

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

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette; BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blooms

CCMC400Happy Thursday everyone!  Thursday are just good because it is time another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  They are also such fun and this week we have a cool color challenge!

Today was one of those days were I needed to come up with a ‘quick’ card for today’s challenge so I went with things that were partially done or sitting out on my desk.  Yep…so much of my designing comes from whatever is sitting out on my desk.  I was inspired by the piece of dsp from the Going Places dsp.  Even though this looks like it is a tall in skinny card, because the strip hangs over the end on each side, it really is a standard sized card.

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Lost Lagoon – 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to the bottom of the card
  • Sahara/Vanilla Stripe print – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 add to card front
  • Hello Honey – 1/2 x 4 1/4, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Sahara Sand
  • Flower – Lost Lagoon, Center – Hello Honey, Dot – Very Vanilla, Leaf Sahara Sand – stamp in Sahara Sand and sponge edges.  Layer everything together and add to card front

Yep…that really is all there is to it.  it is always great when you can pull something together at the last minute!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the create design team creations!

Set(s): Birthday Blooms, Botanical Blooms
Paper: Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, Going Places dsp
Ink: Sahara Sand
Other: Botanical Builder Framelits, 1/4 hole punch,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Friends and Flowers

CCMC396Do you ever start out with one idea in mind then take a bit of a detour?  Yep..that’s what happened to me this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – a cool color challenge:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze and Basic Black.

Just for the record…this card started out to be a masculine card.  See what I mean…I sort of took a detour.  I do have to say though…it was a fun trip!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Cajun Craze add using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze print (Botanical Gardens dsp) – 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut on slant add
  • Hello Honey – 1/4 x 4, cut on slant and add
  • Basic Black print (Botanical Gardens dsp) – 3/4 x 3 1/4, cut on slant and add
  • Stamp flower in both Hello Honey and Cajun Craze, cut out and add to card front
  • Cut out little black piece from Basic Black using Botanical Builders framelits (you can also stamp the crosshatch from the Friends and Flower set if you don’t have this set of framelits), add to center of flower
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

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Guess what is coming soon?  If you guessed the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session…YOU ARE RIGHT!

March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* 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

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Check out the FABULOUS projects from the Design Team!

Set(s): Friends and Flowers, Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Hello Honey, Botanical Gardens dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey
Other: Botanical Builders Framelits, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Birthday Blooms

WI15SatHopWelcome

Welcome again to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  We always have such fun on these hops and I know I always look forward to see what the design team does with each challenge.  The challenge this week…BLING!!!

Okay…I am not big on BLING!!!  I mean I can do it and I do like it…but in moderation – LOL!!!  This was an interesting card but it sort of just ‘happened’ on top of my desk.

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So the story with this is that when I was playing with my Birthday Blooms a while back I had stamped, silver embossed, cut out and then left it sitting on my desk.  Well…it happened to be sitting on top of this strip of Silver Glimmer and I thought…WOW…that looks cool!  (And just so you know…I do spend A LOT of time talking to myself…I tell people I am talking to my dogs…but SERIOUSLY they have NEVER listened!  LOL!)  So since I had those two elements and the Silver Glimmer was blingy I decided I am well on my way to my card for this challenge!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Stamp flower using Versamark and Silver Emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off and add just a little more BLING!

The February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session IS NOW OPEN – OH HOW COOL!  Here’s a sneak peak…

Feb CollageEach 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 are using for the February session:

  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals
Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones,  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

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms1Yep…it is Birthday Blooms AGAIN!!!  I just can’t seem to get enough of this FUN set…especially as a simple card in black and white and just a little bit of color!

This goes back to the New Year’s weekend marathon stamping time I had.  And it went to casing (with quit a bit of changes) a card I say on Pinterest.  It turned out SOOOO cool!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Everyday Chic print – 2 3/4 x 6 1/2, wrap a piece of the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around panel and add to card front
  • Stamp flower using Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 3, stamp greeting using Watermelon Wonder, cut into a banner and add to card front

Yep…that is really all there is to this card but I think it turned out to be really striking!

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White Every Day Chic dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms4You know…on this past Saturday the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop featured Very Vellum – using Vellum on your card!

I had made two cards for the hop and couldn’t decide which on to use.   Well although this one won the toss up for the post, I still REALLY liked this one and decided to post it today.  It features LOTS of vellum and it looks really cool with the Birthday Blooms flower is really cool embossed in Silver on the Vellum.

Here’s the detail…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Silver Heart Vellum – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto the Whisper White piece on an angle and trim, add to the whisper White panel
  • Blushing Bride print – 2 1/2 x 4, cut into a banner and add to panel
  • Tie piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp image on vellum using Versamark and silver emboss.  Turn it over and sponge Blushing Bride on back of flower, cut it out and add to card front
  • Stamp banner using Blushing Bride on Whisper White, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss.  Cut out and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Birthday Blooms, Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Silver Foil Vellum, Subtles dsp Paper Pack, Vellum
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other: Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Birthday Blooms

WI15SatHopWelcome

Oh…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and this week we have asked our designers use some vellum on their card!  Sooooo many options!

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I actually made two different cards and couldn’t decide which one to use for today.  I finally decided on this one and I’ll show the other one later this week!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival and then run the top portion through the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add whisper white piece and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Using Botanical Builder framelits cut out leaves from Basic Black, Basic Grey, Silver Glimmer and Vellum add to card front.
  • Silver Foil – 1/8 x 3 1/2, add using dimensionals
  • Cut out larger flower in Basic Black and smaller flower from Vellum, layer and add using dimensionals
  • Add Botanical Garden Jewel to enter using a glue dot

We just opened our JANUARY MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* 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 are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil, Vellum
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Botanical Builder Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Botanical Garden Jewels, 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.

WI15SatHopPreviousWI15SatHopNext

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms3Well…you ready for another really cool card using this set?  I thought you might be!  Here’s another quick and easy card (anytime I don’t have to color and image…it is quick and easy for me!).  We be making this as a make and take at my group.

I don’t know about you but I love to look at ideas on Pinterest.  You too?  If you are also like me you tend to pin a TON of ideas…but do you make them?  Well…I started a file called cards to case and then I challenge myself to use them and once I do, I delete them from that file.  My last card was based on a card a found on Pinterest (that one was pretty close to the original although I did change like 5 things.  This one…if I showed you the card I ‘cased’ you’d laugh your socks off…it looks absolutely NOTHING like it!  But I LOVE the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • So Saffron – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting on bottom using Basic Black Archival, run the top part through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  HINT:  Since I only wanted the embossing on the to part, I just ‘hung it off the end’ of the platform so only the part I wanted embossed would be.
  • Black/white print – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp flower using Basic Black Archival, then cut into three panels – 1 1/2, 1 1/4, and 1, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Black sequins to finish off

Isn’t that cool!  Just a reminder…

Our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures has just begun!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* 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 are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Everyday Chic dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Neutral Sequins, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms2Okay…when I first saw this set, I thought…what the HECK do I need with STILL ANOTHER flower set.  So I didn’t buy it.  Then I had to put in another order and talked myself right into ordering it (what can I say…I have this thing for flower sets!).

Then I got it in and during my New Year’s weekend card making marathon played some with this set and all I can say….LOVE IT!!!  I kept things nice and simple on my cards…although I did cut out the image…LOVE cutting things out!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Black/White diagonal stripe print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to bottom of card front
  • Crushed Curry – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to top of card front
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Basic Black Archival and the center of the flower using Crushed Curry Marker and cut out
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add cut out flower, stamp dots using Crushed Curry
  • Crushed Curry, 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to bottom of Whisper White panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* 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 are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Neutral dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Crushed Curry
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy