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Cheer All Year

CCMC379Happy Thursday!  Boy we having been have FALL around here this week.  We had been enjoying temps in the 60s and 70s…well…this week, 50s and low 6os.  Winter is right around the corner…DANG!

Since it is feeling very ‘autumny’ I decided to go with an ‘autumn’ theme for my card.  This is one of those sketches that I took a few ‘liberties’ when creating.  I used the three different color ‘splotches’ to represent the 3 circles int he sketch!  Okay…works for me!

Here’s the details (don’t blink…it’s a quick one!)…

  • Very Vanilla – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp the ‘splotch’ 3 times – Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Old Olive.  Stamp greeting using Old Olive, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut leaf form black print (Happy Hauntings dsp – it’s NOT just for Halloween) add to card front.
  • Add gold button using glue dots
  • Tie bow form Gold Cording Trim and add to button
  • Add gold sequins

Yep…that’s all there is to it!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Cheer All Year, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings dsp
Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Old Olive
Other: Leaflets Framelit, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Gold Cording Trim, Neutral Sequin,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Irresistible!

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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.  This week our theme is RESIST – either the resist technique or the Color Me Irresistible dsp!

Okay…before I share my cards I have to admit I completely and totally lost track of what day it was so at 10 pm on Friday evening I’m frantically making my card.  I’ve been SOOOO busy with school I simply lost a day.  But the good news is that I have finished up the computer work on TWO of my 5 classes I have to do (and I’m helping a friend with hers so that is 6).  They take so much time and concentration that once I start one thing…I have to work it through until the end.

So here it was 10 pm last night and I realized I NEED A CARD – OH NO!!!  Well I ended up making two because I just couldn’t figure out what to do!  (Made toooo many decisions working on my courses – LOL!!!)

So…card 1…

Resist 1Okay…this turn out sort of fun!  I cut the dsp into large chevrons, added the ink and created my card.  Here’s the details

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, layer onto Basic Black 4 x 5 1/4 and add to card base.
  • Color Me Irresistible – cut three chevrons – 3 1/2 wide – one is 1 1/4, one is 3/4 and the last is 3/8.  Color thickest using Calypso Coral, middle with Daffodil Delight and thinnest with Bermuda Bay.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp balloon 3 times using Memento Black on Whisper White and then the banner on Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color some Perfect White accents using black sharpie and add to card front to finish off.

So…then I wasn’t sure if I liked that so I made a second card…

Resist 2When making a card I don’t like using a lot of different sets on it (an this uses three) but it is a fun card too.  Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Color Me Irresistible – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp larger splatter in Pumpkin Pie, smaller one in Real Red and very small splatter in Memento Black.  Add to card front.
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3 1/4  5 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add strip of Basic Black 1/2 x 5 1/2 behind it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp dragonfly on Whisper White in Real Red and Memento Black, cut out and add to card front.
  • Add Perfect White Accents.

So…that’s my two cards

Set(s): Sweet Stack, Awesomely Artistic, Gorgeous Grunge, Happy Birthday Everyone
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Color Me Irresistible dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

They are just sooo ‘irresistible!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to the Create site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Happy Birthday, Everyone

Extra1Take 2…well actually this was the original card I made for yesterday’s challenge but ended up not really liking it so made the one I posted yesterday.

Even though I didn’t totally love it…it was still a good card so I decided to post it today.  It’s always good to see someone’s reject!

Here’s the details –

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4, stamp larger splatter using Crushed Curry and smaller splatter using Watermelon Wonder.  Stamp happy birthday using Memento Black.
  • Layer onto Basic Black 4 5/8 x 3 3/8.
  • Punch piece of Cherry on the Top dsp using the Washi Tape punch, fold on a diagonal, layer behind the Basic Black layer and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color 3 Perfect White Accents using black Sharpie and add to card front.

Did you know it is time for a Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session?  It is!  Here’s the details…

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A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE (3) card sets and TWO (2) 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  (check out Create with Connie and Mary to see them!)

Wow…so what is this going to cost?  Only $8.95!  We are going LIVE July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Happy Birthday Everyone (Hostess), Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry on Top dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry
Other: Perfect White Accents, Washi Tape Punch Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Happy Birthday, Everyone

CCMC364Happy Thursday everyone!  As you are reading this I’m in Pittsburgh (PA) visiting with my sister.  I decided to go on the visit sort of ‘last minute’ so I was trying to get some of my challenges done so I could get them ready to post.  So I sat down to do my card for this challenge (Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge) and I made a really cool card!  I went  upload it into the Create blog only to discover it wasn’t the right challenge!  OOPS!!!  So then I had to do another card.  I was sort of short of time before I left so I decided to go CAS.  Well…I did one card using the right colors but wasn’t my favorite so I did this one which I like (don’t worry…I’ll show my reject tomorrow!).

Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic Black – 3/4 x 5 1/2 and add to the bottom of the card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, stamp larger grunge stamp using Crushed Curry and the smaller one using Watermelon Wonder.  Stamp greeting using Momento Black.
  • Add panel to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Color some of the Perfect White Accents using a black Sharpie, let dry and add to card front to finish off!

Yep…it really is that easy!  And speaking of easy…are looking for some GREAT card and 3D ideas using sets in the new catalog?  Then check out the NEW Create with Connie and Mary Mini-Session!

Summer15BadgeHere’s some information about our upcoming mini session:

A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE (3) card sets and TWO (2) 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  (check out Create with Connie and Mary to see them!)

Wow…so what is this going to cost?  Only $8.95!  We are going LIVE July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Happy Birthday Everyone (Hostess), Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Gorgeous Grunge

CC537There’s a fun color challenge on SCS today – Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey.  Also the Try a New Technique Challenge from yesterday was something I’ve been wanting to do.  So I put them together and came up with this.

It’s a little tough to see on the picture (click on the picture to make it larger) but the Hello is cut out of the stamped background piece then raise up on stacks of the hello.  It’s a very subtle look but cool!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the larger image in Watermelon Wonder, the dot image in Cucumber Crush and the small scatter dot in Hello Honey.
  • Cut out Hello from this panel (save the ‘inside the loop’ pieces too).  NOTE:  I added a piece of the transfer adhesive to the back of this panel before cutting out to make it easier to adhere the hello.
  • Add panel to Watermelon Wonder 5 1/8 x 3 7/8.  Add the ‘loopy’ piece where they belong.
  • Cut out Hello 4 times in Whisper White (again I had the transfer adhesive on the back), layer and add the stamped hello on top.
  • Add stacked hello to card front.
  • Tie piece of Cucumber Crush 1″ Lace Ribbon to top of panel, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

How cool is that?  And speaking of cool…

There is still time to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

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And let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Set(s): Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey
Other: Hello You thinlits, Cucumber Crush 1″ Lace Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Awesomely Artistic

WT536Awesomely Artistic meets Gorgeous Grunge for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card!  LOL!!!  The Way to Use It Challenge on SCS today was to use ‘grunge’ on your card.  I’ve been playing with my new Awesomely Artistic set (and AWESOME it is!) the last couple of day so since it was ‘sitting on top of my desk’ I just went with it.  Also I’m LOVIN’ Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party together for a fresh ‘summer’ color combo.

Oh…and one other thing before I get into the details…this is my second card for today.  If you want to see another GREAT CAS card using this set, check out my other post from today.

Here’s the details (and boy is this card QUICK!)…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card base
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp ‘grunge’ stamp using Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card base using dimensionals
  • Stamp dragonfly using Memento Black, cut out and add to card base
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Yep…it is THAT easy!  And speaking of easy and quite AWESOME…if you live around the Dayton Ohio (Indiana, Kentucky, Columbus, Cincinnati area)…Create with Connie and Mary are going LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

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And let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Balloon Bash

CCMC350Happy Thursday everyone!  Since it is Thursday, it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a fun color challenge for you – Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Crushed Curry.  How great are those!

I decided I wanted to pair up the Birthday Bash set with Gorgeous Grunge set to make a fun and happy birthday card!

Here’s the details –

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded,
  • Balloon Bash Specialty dsp (Crushed Curry dotted) – 5/8 x 5 1/2 , add to left side of card base.
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2.  Stamp larger splatter using Crushed Curry and smaller in Calypso Coral.
  • Night of Navy 1/2 x 5 1/2 – cut TWO and add one to each side of panel.  Add panel to card base using dimensionals.
  • Stamp balloons using Night of Navy, cut out and add to card base using dimensionals
  • Stamp the celebrate banner twice – once using Night of Navy and once using Calypso Coral, cut out, layer and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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Set(s): Balloon Bash, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Balloon Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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