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Going Green

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop and this week our theme is Going Green!  Now…I know that we are getting close to St. Patrick’s day but I really didn’t have anything for that so I decided to just go with a green theme.

I have been cleaning out my ‘stuff’ getting ready for an upcoming move to a smaller place.  I saw this set…really a favorite of mine, and I just haven’t used it recently!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp sunburst using Smoky Slate, add to Always Artichoke – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp leaves twice using Pear Pizzazz and twice using Always Artichoke, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Always Artichoke, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens TODAY 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): Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, 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’!

SP16MarySiggie

Kinda Eclectic

CCMC403Well…here it is another Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  And what do we have for you?  Well we have a FABULOUS sketch challenge!  Oh…and I LOVE this one!

So this is the second card I made for this challenge.  I made the first one and it was okay but I can’t say that I loved it so I thought I do another one.  And yep..this one I LOVE!  I’ve been doing a number of monochromatic cards for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and it REALLY worked for this sketch.

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White – Cut out a frame by layering 2 square framelits, add to panel and stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves using Mint Macaron 2 times, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out small and large butterflies, layer and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.
Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Mint Macaron
Other: Square Framelits, Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Butterflies Thinlets, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Kinda Eclectic

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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.  The third color up…Mossy Meadow.

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I have to say this ended up being one of those cards I was just tickled with when it was done.  I’ve been trying to do ‘monochromatic’ themes (although that is not part of the challenge) for the farewell to incolor cards and this one just so is me!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – TWO strips 1 x 5 1/2, run through the Softly Falling embossing solder and add to each side of card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mossy Meadow print (Botanical Garden dsp – 4 x 1/2, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Stamp leaf image 3 times using Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, cut out and add to card front
  • Add Basic Gold Metal Button using Glue Dots
  • Tie Bow in Ivory Thick Twine – add to button to finish off
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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): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards
Paper: Very Vanilla, Botanical Gardens dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Other: Softy Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Gold Metal Buttons, Ivory Thick Twine, 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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SP16MarySiggie

Kinda Eclectic

CCMC346Oh…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a great color challenge for you:  Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Basic Black.

I really like this set but it was one of those that got ‘pushed aside’ when I got new stuff!  When I was trying to figure out a good set to use with these colors, I saw the leaves and decided it would be perfect!  And I have to say…I do like the way it turned out!

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded
  • Something Borrowed dsp – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2, Punch 5 section Scallop Edge out of Basic Black, add behind and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4 – stamp ‘sun’ in Sahara Sand, row of dots in Memento Black and greeting in Wild Wasabi.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp leaves twice on Whisper White using Wild Wasabi – one ‘full strength’ and one stamped off once.  Add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Something Borrowed dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Wild Wasabi. Sahara Sand
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Hello Sunshine

CAS306Okay…I just have to say…be prepared to see A LOT of these framelit words!  I just LOVE them and have been playing with them all day today!

The CAS challenge on SCS is White + 1 color.  So I went super simple and did white + Crushed Curry.  I did stamp of the sun once to make that a little lighter.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded.  Round bottom right corner.
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Round bottom right corner.
  • Ink sun (Kinda Eclectic) using Crushed Curry, stamp off once and stamp on panel.
  • Stamp SUNSHINE using Crushed Curry
  • Cut out ‘hello’ from Crushed Curry and use Tombow multi-purpose glue to add to panel.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals.

Yep…that really is ALL there is to this card!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Crushed Curry
Other: Hello You Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Kinda Eclectic

TSSC324Can you believe it…it’s Monday again and time again for the Teachnostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  As soon as I saw the challenge I knew EXACTLY what set I would be using for this.  I decided to use the colors from the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 Saturday Challenge!  I thought they would work GREAT with the set.

The leaves are a little fussy to cut out but I do think that having the one cut out and tucked behind the strip works out and gives a little extra dimension.

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp the Hardwoood background in Lost Lagoon
  • Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp the starburst in Sahara Sand and the leaves in Mossy Meadow.  Stamp the greeting in Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.  Layer on Mossy Meadow 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • Stamp leaves again in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White, cut out and add to card.
  • Strip is 3/4 x 3 1/2 Lost Lagoon and stamp dotted strip using Lost Lagoon and add to panel.
  • Add large Basic Metal Button using Whisper White Bakers Twine and add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC324See the sketch really is perfect for this set!  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): Kinda Eclectic, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand
Other: Basic Metal Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy