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Tranquil Tulips

Here it is another Thursday already.  I can’t believe it is almost the end of May and that the Memorial Day weekend it really just about here.  I’m going to be heading out to see my sister and I’m really looking forward to it.

This week we have a sketch inspiration for you.  I have to say…I really enjoyed working with it!  I LOVE the new hostess set – Tranquil Tulips…it is just so pretty and it was perfect for the sketch!  And I absolutely LOVE blue flowers!  LOL!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 4 x 5 1/2, run through the the Falling Petals embossing folder and add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out the So Detailed flower piece, add to card front
  • Blooms and Bliss dsp (Island Indigo print) – 3/4 x 5, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp tulip leaves using Mint Macaron and flower with stamped off Island Indigo and full strength Island Indigo, stamp flower centers using Memento Black, cut everything out and add using dimensionals
  • Stamper Always banner using Island Indigo, cut out and add using dimensionals

June is right around the corner and so is the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition!  WOO HOO!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • 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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Tranquil Tulips, Time of Year
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Blooms and Bliss dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlets, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Time of Year

suo169Can you believe it….it’s the VERY LAST day of February!  WOW…the best thing about the last day of February is that maybe winter is starting to come to and end.   Hmmm…the only problem though is that since we have wacky weather – 70 degrees followed by 30 degrees for our highs…it’s hard to say what will happen in March and April.

Now it is time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Celebrating Green!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out the floral pattern from the So Detailed Thinlet dies
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/7, cut out and oval using the Layering Oval Framelits, stamp ON YOUR using Smoky Slate, add the floral detail behind the oval and trim off any excess, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Mint Macaron, cut out and add using dimensionals.

I really like the way this turned out…nice and simple!

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

Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlet Dies, Layering Oval Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Time of Year

CCMC416Well it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge and this week is a cool color challenge – Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe.

When looking at these colors I wanted something ‘nature’ based and thought right away of the cool leaves in the Flourish thinlit set  You know me…I like to keep things clean and simple so this is what I went with.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out leaves using Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim and add to card front
  • Stamp banner on Whisper White using Tip Top Taupe, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Dapper Denim Enamel Dots to finish off

There still time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

July2016CollageThe designers have been busy working with their ‘new stuff’ and have some FABULOUS ideas for you!

Subscribe to both July and August at the same time and receive the tutorial for a fun Bonus Project (featuring the Jars of Love set and matching framelits – LOVE!)

The July mini session opens this month on the 11th!  Don’t miss out.  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now and check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Time of Year
Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Incolor Enamel Shapes,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Time of Year

Flourish2Wow…can you believe it?  This is the LAST WEEK of June!  Where did this month go?  This is the start of week 7 of my 8 week term this summer so I’m looking forward to my classes coming to an end and having a little break before Fall semester starts

Today I’m heading to Raleigh, North Carolina for a conference for school.  I’m looking forward to it.  It is a special conference on teaching and  learning.  It should be cool.

So today I’m sharing a CAS (clean and simple) card I designed right after I got my ‘new stuff’.  This was actually a ‘leftover’ piece from another project and just love using the outline of this flourish.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Confetti folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut out flourish (save to use on another project)
  • Flirty Flamingo envelope dsp – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer cut out Whisper White Flourish panel using dimensionals, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Flirty Flamingo, cut out and add using dimensionals.

How simple is this!  I just love the pop of color from the Flirty Flamingo!

Set(s): Time of Year (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Confetti Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until new time….HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Time of Year

CreateBannerSU16HopWelcome

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and week 4 of our showcasing the NEW incolors (LOVE!!!)  This week we are doing Sweet Sugarplum.  I’m keeping with my theme of CAS cards for these new incolors and here is mine for this week…

Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sugarplum – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp solid dots with Sweet Sugarplum (stamped off once) and dot outlines using Sweet Sugarplum (full strength), stamp ‘on your’ with Basic Black Archival
  • Basic Black – 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, add Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, color in birthday with Sweet Sugarplum marker, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Star Sweet Sugarplum Enamel shapes and Basic Rhinestones to finish off

June 2016 CollageDid you know it’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session?  Yes…it is TRUE!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

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

Set(s): Playful Backgrounds, Time of Year (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Incolor Enamel Shapes,  Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie Babbert and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateBannerSU16MarySiggy

Time of Year

CCMC411Here it is again another Thursday and a very cool sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary!

As soon as I saw the sketch I immediate thought of the new Pop of Pink Specialty dsp (and take a look at Lisa Martz’s card…she thought the same thing too!)  I love the ‘happy’ look of this card and it would be perfect for the pink lovin’ person in your world!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Black/Heart print – two 2 x 2 pieces, round corners and add front, trim off edges
  • Melon Mambo/white stripe print – two 2 x 2 pieces, round corners and add to card front, trim off edges
  • Gold Foil – cut out ‘happy’ and add to card front
  • Stamp banner on Whisper White using Versamark and gold emboss, cut our and add using dimensionals
  • Add some gold sequins to finish off.

How happy is this!  And happy is the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session is not open.

June 2016 Collage

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now and to check out all the cool design team ideas!

check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Corner Rounder, Hello You Thinlits, Neutral Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Swirly Bird

CCMC410Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge and we have a fun color challenge for you – Daffordil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake (or Kraft).

I thought these were the perfect colors for a sailing theme and the little Swirly Bird set works GREAT!  Pair that up with the ‘wave’ from the Swirly Scribbles thinlits and the care pretty much makes itself.

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Stars embossing folder and add to card front.
  • Crumb Cake – 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out ‘wave’ and add to card front
  • Stamp 2 boats using Crumb Cake for base, Daffodil Delight for solid sail, Bermuda Bay for striped sail, Crumb Cake for little flag at the top, cut out, add to card front (second one with dimensionals.
  • Stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight cut out, add using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Daffodil Delight on Whisper White, cut out, add using dimensionals

So a pretty easy card!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

 Set(s): Swirly Bird, Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Other: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Stars Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy