Tag Archives: Spring Mini

A Little Favor

Create Spring Sat Challenges 002WOW…we are now officially more than half way through with the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 and this week..it was all about KITS!!!  There are so many fabulous kits in the mini and two of my favorites are the pop-up posies and the boutique boxes.  Since I used these for projects I made I had some leftovers and put them together for my little favorite.

I put together the box but instead of having it ‘tall’ I put it together so the opening would be on the ‘long’ side.  I did a scallop from the Tasteful Trim Die in Pool Party and wrapped it around the top.  I cut a 3/8″ strip from the paper the box came from and added that as the handle using gold brads.  The flower is two of the Calypso Coral Flowers and a small ‘cupcake’ flower.  The button is from the boxes kit and it is tied with the Baker’s Twine from the Boutique Boxes kit.  Just for you is the stamp that came with the Pop-Up Posies bundle stamped in Pool Party and Soft Suede, punched with large oval punch and layered onto a Soft Suede Scallop Oval.  The cool thing about this little box…it really is like a mini Easter basket as it can hold three fun sized bars!

Set(s): Just for you (from Pop-up Posies kit)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Other: Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Boutique Boxes Kit, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Gold Brads, Dimensionals

 

So…head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all the fun favor the design team did and if you have not yet subscribed to Create with Connie and Mary…what are you waiting for?  You really are missing out on some GREAT ideas!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Mary siggy spring

 

Oh, Whale

Create Spring Sat Challenges 006WOW…we have come to the end of our first week of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  Love was in the air as we focused on special occasions sets in the Spring Mini.  On Saturdays we post a challenge to our subscribers and the design team posts their challenge card/project to their blog.  So here is mine for today!

The challenge this Saturday was a color challenge and it was perfect with the More Amore dsp!  And this little whale…sooo cute!  The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Pool Party.  I took two different prints from the dsp pack and added to the card base then added a strip of the Basic Black Scallop Polka Dotted Ribbon.  I used the largest Doily from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die in Real Red, added a Whisper White 1 3/4″ circle layered on a Basic Black circle to the center.  I did the whale in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Happy Whale Sizzlit.  The spout of water and waves are Pool Party, cut out and layers.  I stamped the greeting in Real Red on Whisper White, cut into a banner and added to the card front and finally heart from the Happy Whale Sizzlit in Primrose Petal.  The cute little eye on the Whale is a Basic Rhinestone colored with a black Sharpie.

Check out what the other design team members did and while you are over on the Create with Connie and Mary site, if you haven’t subscribed for the Spring edition…it’s not too late!  JOIN NOW!!!

Set(s): Oh, Whale
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Real Red, Basic Black, More Amore dsp
Ink: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Pool Party
Other: Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Happy Whale Sizzlit, Basic Black Scallop Polka Dotted Ribbon, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Mary siggy spring

Cross My Heart

Jan Thurs Create 014Oh…we have started the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 and this first week has been sooooo much fun!  The design team is must AMAZING and the projects incredible!  It’s not too late to subscribe!  Just click the link to right and get started right away!

But for today it is the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and we have a create color challenge for you – Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink and Lucky Limeade!  For my card I used two of the new sets 0f Hearts a Flutter (oh what a GREAT set) and Cross My Heart – a quirky little word set.

The base of the card is Raspberry Ripple.  I then added a Paper Doily to the base.  Next I took a strip of Lucky Limeade and put just the one end through Hearts a Flutter Framelit and added to the card front.  I stamped the striped banner twice in Luck Limeade and cut out and added behind the heart stamped in Raspberry Ripple on Pretty in Pink and cut out with the framelit.  I did the solid heart in Raspberry Ribbon.  I did the outline of the crosswords in Basic Black, the letters in Raspberry Ripple and the heart in Pretty in Pink, cut this out and added using dimensionals.  I finished it up by added some Basic Rhinestones to the strip and the heart.

Set(s): Hearts a Flutter, Cross My Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink
Other: Paper Doily, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy(1)

Rain or Shine

Jan Thurs Create 008WOW…we will soon be finishing up our FANTASTIC Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary and when the preview is over, so is our Early Bird Special…so make sure you sign up today!

But for today we have the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge! And today is a GREAT sketch challenge for you!  I just LOVE the umbrellas in the Rain or Shine set…you can make such happy cards with them and that is what I did today.

The base of the card is Daffodil Delight.  I took a piece of the umbrella dsp from the Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp pack.  I punch a half circle in the top of the card so that I could add some Melon Mambo polka dotted scallop ribbon.  I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting using the Pacific Point and Melon Mambo.  I did the top of the umbrella in Melon Mambo and the handle in Basic Black, cut them out and added using dimensionals.  The panel was then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I added some Basic Rhinestones for some ‘raindrops’.

Set(s): Rain or Shine
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Other: Melon Mambo Scallop Polka Dotted Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

conmarspring13promoAnd remember…this is the LAST week for the Early Bird Special on the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  You don’t want to miss out!

• New projects every day
• PRIZES just for joining!
• Session begins January 20
• Access 24/7
• Over 30 exclusive samples
• Step-by-step PHOTO tutorials
• Featuring products in the Spring 2013 Catalog
• Only available to subscribers!
• Demonstrators & Customers welcome!
Create with Connie and Mary
Spring Occasions Edition 2013

Regularly $34.95 US

EARLY BIRD PRICE $29.95 US!

We now use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy(1)

 

Oh Hello

Preview Cards 013Time is ticking by and it is just about time for Preview Week of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 to end!  Don’t miss out on all our fun happenings this week!

The base of the card is So Saffron.  I too some of the print from Tea for Two dsp pack, cut into three strips and added to the card base.  I stamped the chevron stamp using Island Indigo on Island Indigo paper then overstamped using the stitched chevron.  I cut this into a banner and added a Soft Suede Ribbon Lace punch piece along one side and added the banner to the card front.  I stamped the oval using Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and cut with the Oval Framelits.  I sponged around the edges using Soft Suede and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Early Espresso and Island Indigo, stamped on Very Vanilla, cut into a banner and added using dimensionals.  I stamped the flower using Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade on Very Vanilla, cut out and added using dimensionals..  I used my gold shimmer marker on some Basic Pearls (it makes them look green) and added to the oval to finish off the card.

conmarspring13promoTime is running out to take advantage of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 Early Bird Special and subscribe for only $29.95…that’s $5 off the regular subscription price of  $34.95.  That is around $1 a project for an exclusive projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  What a GREAT deal!  But don’t delay, head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what we have in store for you today!

Set(s): Oh Hello
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Tea for Two dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade
Other: Ovals Framelits, Ribbon Lace Punch, Basic Pearls, Gold Glimmer Pen, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy(1)

Pop-Up Posies

Okay…I LOVE THIS KIT!!  The colors are just plain HAPPY!!!  So I had some ‘pieces’ left over from a BIG project I was working on for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 (shhh…don’t tell…but you’ll be able to see it Sunday – it is my Preview Project!) and they worked perfectly for the sketch challenge on SCS today!

conmarspring13promoOh…but there’s MORE!  Today we introduce Guest Designer #4 for Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  What can I say but this wonderful lady really ‘flies’ by the seat of her pants!  When I visit her blog I start humming “I’ll Fly Away”…or even “Leaving on a Jet Plane”.  Hmmmm….do you know who this very talented lady is?  Well head over to Create with Connie and Mary and find out!

SC418 003Okay…now for my quick and easy card.  The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Pool Party.  I took a piece of the hexagon dsp from the Tea for Two dsp pack and added to the card base.  Next I took a tag from the Pop-Up Posies kit and added to the card front using dimensionals.  That GREAT stamps comes with the Pop-Up Posies Kit and I stamped it on Natural Cream using Island Indigo and Calypso Coral ink.  I cut it into a tag and made the ‘flower’ from the new 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch (snipped between the bumps), 1/2″ Crumb Cake circle and Calypso Coral Printed Brad,  This is added to the banner and that is added using dimensionals.  Yep…had some of the cool flower petal pieces left over too from my BIG project so I used three piece and a Pool Party Printed Brad and added that to the card front using a dimensional to finish it off!

Set(s): Just for you
Paper: Natural Cream, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Tea for Tea dsp
Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo
Other: Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Incolor Printed Designer Brads, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy(1)

 

Rain or Shine

Jan Thurs Create 015WOOO HOOO…it’s time for NEW STUFF!!!  Don’t you LOVE it?  I do!  Yes…I love NEW STUFF!!!  Well it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a GREAT sketch!  You know you LOVE sketch challenges!

Mine is pretty easy…the base of the card is Primrose Petals.  I took a piece of Pool Party, used the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder and added to the card front.  Next I added a strip of Red Glimmer Paper for just a little bling.  I took 3 strips of the little heart print from the More Amore dsp paper pack.  I stamped the greeting on the bottom panel using Basic Black.  I stamped the top of the umbrella in Real Red and the bottom in Basic Black, cut out and added to the card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

Set(s): Rain or Shine
Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, More Amore dsp, Red Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Other: Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

conmarspring13promoIt’s time once again for the a new edition of Create with Connie and Mary!  We are offering the early bird special for the Spring Edition 2013.

New projects every day
• PRIZES just for joining!
• Session begins January 20
• Access 24/7
• Over 30 exclusive samples
• Step-by-step PHOTO tutorials
• Featuring products in the Spring 2013 Catalog
• Only available to subscribers!
• Demonstrators & Customers welcome!
Create with Connie and Mary
Spring Occasions Edition 2013

Regularly $34.95 US

EARLY BIRD PRICE $29.95 US!

We now use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy(1)