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Butterfly Basics

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Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and Debbie picked the theme of Watercolor Wash!  What a fun technique

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  She always has such GREAT cards!

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This was such fun to do.  Instead of ‘washing’ a color for the background, I took the watercolor paper, used my aquapainter to wet it, then stamped the fern using Wild Wasabi.  Then I took my aquapainter again and colored over it with water to give it that washed out look.  Then while it was still wet, I stamped again using the Wild Wasabi and just let it spread without adding more water.

Here’s the detials

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2.  Do like I said above wetting the paper stamping, using the aquapainter etc.
  • Blackberry Bliss dsp (from the Incolor paper stack) – 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Add behind the watercolor panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Mossy Meadow – 1 1/8 x 3 1/4.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp small butterfly 3 times using Blackberry Bliss, punch with bitty butterfly and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.
Set(s): Butterfly Basic
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Incolor dsp Paper Stack, Watercolor paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Create with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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SatHopMarySiggy

Butterfly Basics

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Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Our Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebration is over and we are back to our regular blog hops!  Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and I was first up and chose the BOKEH technique!  You see this everyone and it is just SOOOOO much fun to do!

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  Don’t you just LOVE her work!

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Okay…I have to admit it…I just LOVE the way my card turned out for this!  Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.
  • Sponge Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon on the Whisper White for the base then add the Whisper White Craft circles
  • Layer onto Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 then add to card front on an angle
  • Lost Lagoon – 1/4 x 4 1/4 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut medium butterfly from Lost Lagoon and add to card front.
  • Stamp small butterfly using Versamark on Calypso Coral, white emboss, cut out using framelit, add to card front.
  • Add white heart (Sweet Dreams) button to button
  • Tie bow in piece of White Baker’s Twine, add to button to finish it off.

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole and check out her GREAT card!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

 

Butterfly Basics

TSSC357As soon as I saw the sketch this week for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with it!

One of things that I bought in my first order was the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Now this is not my ‘usual’ things that I use when making cards but I thought it would be some fun things to work with.  I’ve only used it on a couple things…but they are fun!

Here’s the details –

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 4 x 3 1/4, run through the Spring Flower embossing folder and add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using Blackberry Bliss on card front.
  • Cut end off doily from the kit and add to card front.
  • Dotted print from Painted Blooms dsp – 4 x 1 1/8.  Weave the Blackberry velvet ribbon (from the kit) through the Rose Red lace (in the kit), wrap around the dsp and add to card front.
  • Stamp the lace butterfly using Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White, cut out using butterfly framelit and add to the card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC357See wasn’t this sketch perfect for using with the kit?  I thought so…I hope you can join the fun!    Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Painted Blooms dsp
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Artisan Embellishment Kit, Butterfly Framelites, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Butterfly Basics

CCMC344Oh what a fun color challenge we have for you over on Create with Connie and Mary – Blushing Bride, Rose Red, and Blackberry Bliss.  The colors were inspired by the Artisan Embellishment Kit so I decided use it as the inspiration for my card this time.

This is not really a ‘style’ that I am comfortable with this more ‘frilly’ style but I do like the fun inspiration from the kit and think they really work nicely on my card.

Here’s the details –

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, sponge the edges using Blushing Bride
  • Add lasercut rose panel to panel, wrap piece of Blackberry Bliss Velvet ribbon around panel and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut medium butterfly out of Blackberry Bliss and add to card front.  Stamp butterfly using Rose Red on Whisper White, cut out using butterfly framelit.  Add Blushing Bride rose from Artisan Kit to the center of the butterfly.
  • Stamp greeting using Blackberry Bliss on Rose Red 2 1/2 x 1, cut into banner and add using dimensionals.
Set(s): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride
Other: Butterfly Framelits, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Week 4 Blog Hop

OCC15HopWelcomeWOW…I can’t believe it!  We have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collections 2015!  But just because it is the end does not mean you can’t subscribe!  Subscribe now and you get all of the ideas with no wait!

Oh…and before I forget…HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY everyone!

Okay…back to our hop!  If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  I just always LOVE her projects!  And speaking of projects…here’s mine…

Wk4ButterflyFor my final project I used the Butterly Framelits and the Butterfly Basics set.  I love butterflies (shhhh….don’t tell though…I love dragonflies – bet you couldn’t tell – even more!) and just love using these two Occasions Mini products fro my project.  The other thing I did with my project for Week 4 was use a monochromatic look and I decided to use a monochromatic look (although totally different colors) for my card today.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the Spring Flowers embossing folder.
  • Add two piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon then add panel to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
  • Irresistibly Yours dsp (leaf print) – 1 3/8 x 4 1/2.  Sponge using Daffodil Delight – darker at the bottom, lighter at the top.  Add to Whisper White Panel.  Stamp greeting using Sahara Sand
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Add panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out medium butterfly framelit.  Use negative to cut out solid Vellum butterfly. Sponge some Daffodil Delight ink to the center back of the Vellum Butterfly.  Add behind whisper White butterfly and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeAlthough we have come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 – and it’s still a GREAT time to subscribe!  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Irresistibly Yours (SAB) dsp, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand
Other: Spring Flowers embossing folder, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Butterfly Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary

Preview Week Day 1

PreviewDay1Preview Week has BEGUN for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 and we are soooo excited!  Our Spring Collections start SUNDAY (January 18th) and we have great projects in store for our subscribers!   The other cool thing about Preview Week?  You can subscribe for only $24.95…$5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95!  So don’t delay…head over to Create with Connie and Mary NOW!!!

Oh…and while you are there…see the announcement on our Design Team member then head over to her blog and leave a comment to be entered into her drawing (my blog candy is MONDAY!) for a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2o15.

And now for my card…you know me…I LOVE Clean and Simple!  The new Irresistibly Yours SAB dsp is truly IRRESISTIBLY!  I LOVE it and used the leaf print (and the Night of Navy butterfly that was sitting on top of my desk) as the inspiration for my card.

Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Irresistibly Yours SAB dsp (leaf print) – 3 3/4 x 5 sponge first with Garden Green then with Wild Wasabi.  I just wanted part sponged where I was putting my butterfly
  • Night of Navy – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Layer leafy print onto this then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – cut out largest butterfly framelit.  Add to card front and add each size of Basic Rhinestones to center.
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy on Wild Wasabi 1 x 2 1/4.  Cut into a banner and add to card front to finish it off.

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeThe great thing about Preview Week is that you get to meet our Design Team and you get to see a couple GREAT projects to see what Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 is all about!

The session run from January 18th through February 14th.  During Preview Week we are offering our Early Bird Special…subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 for ONLY $24.95!

What do you get for that?

  • Features Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog Products
  • 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project and card set ideas
  • Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
  • Only available to subscribers – you will not find these projects posted on the Internet!
  • Our Spring 2015 website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!

So…Where to I find out who is the design team member and is offering BLOG CANDY?  Well…head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check it out.  And while you are there subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 so you don’t miss out.

Set(s): Butterfly Basics
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy, Irresistibly Yours (SAB) dsp
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Night of Navy
Other: Butterfly Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

OCC15SiggyMary