Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Happy Hooray CCMC309

Wow, we have a fun sketch this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It's a perfect layout for showcasing some of your stamps!

I used a combination of Black, White and Strawberry Slush for my card... I love that combination!!  The patterned DSP is from the Back to Black collection and it has some great prints in it!  This particular print works quite well with the new set, A Happy Hooray, which looks to be quite a versatile set with its various words and images ... and it has a feather, which makes me happy as I was quite sad that my feather set retired in May.

I colored the flower stamp with markers (the colors match better IRL), stamped it then punched it out with the Scallop Punch, which echoes the scallops down the side of the top layer.  I stamped a couple more flowers, cut them out and adhered them with Dimensionals.  The "hello" is from A Dozen Thoughts greetings set.

Stamps:  A Happy Hooray, A Dozen Thoughts.
Inks:  Basic Black and Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Back to Black DSP; Strawberry Slush, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories:  Polka Dot TIEF, 1-3/4" Scallop Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Rhinestones.

Here is our sketch challenge this week: 

Now it's your turn to show us what you can do with this sketch!  Go to Create with Connie and Mary, check out the challenge guidelines then upload your card there!  We'd love to see what you make!  While you're there, check out the cards the other designers have made with this sketch!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Blooms and Scallops

I just received some new catalog things a few days ago and couldn't wait to try the new Striped Scallop Thinlits Die;  have you seen it in the new catalog?

It diecuts this fabulous scallops background with the Big Shot!  I cut this one from Calypso Coral and layered it over Crisp Cantaloupe... it fits the entire 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card front but it can be cut down for other uses also.

I used the Blended Bloom colored with Blendabilities for the focal image plus two Petite Petals flowers.  The leaves on the larger flower were diecut with a leaf shape from the new Flower Fair Framelits; I scored them with my stylus.  The greeting on the banner is from A Dozen Thoughts set which is embellished with the new Venetian Crochet Trim and a small bow of the Gold Baker's Twine.  The flower center is covered with Dazzling Diamonds and Rhinestones colored with the Old Olive Blendabilities center the two small flowers.

Stamps:  Blended Bloom, Petite Petals, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral ink pads; Yellow and Old Olive Blendabilities sets.
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe card 8-1/2 x 11" folded, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla.
Accessories:  Striped Scallop Thinlits Die, Flower Fair Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Cutting Pad, Mosaic Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold Baker's Twine, Venetian Crochet Trim, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Snail.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you've enjoyed my card and a peek using new products from the 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Catalog!!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hooray for Today! CMC308

We have lots going on today!!  Create with Connie and Mary are introducing their new Summer Collection 2014 with a Blog Hop!  This Saturday, 6-21-14, is the last day to get the Early Bird Discount of $5 also!  You may have just arrived from the very talented Natasha Zandbergen's blog. We also have a fun color challenge for CCMC308, so get your beverage and ride around with us to see all the projects from the talented team of designers!  Our challenge colors,  Real Red, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay are the stars and they just LOOK like colors for a celebration, don't they!

 Here we go!

This Geometrical set has some great sentiments including this "Hooray for today" which could be used for SO many occasions such as birthday, graduation and celebrating any accomplishment!  I hand-inked the stamp with markers in our challenge colors, stamped on Whisper White, then layered it onto a Crushed Curry background diecut with the a framelit from the Apothecary Accents collection.

The card base is Bermuda Bay, cut 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half then overlaid with Whisper White embossed with the Arrows TIEF (embossing folder).  After adding banners of Designer Paper from the Brights and Regals Paper Stacks, I used embellishments of stars punched with the Star Punch from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestones and Basic Metal Buttons tied off with White Baker's Twine.

Stamps:  Geometrical
Inks:  Real Red, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Real Red DSP from Brights Paper Stack; Crushed Curry from Regals Paper Stack.  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry cardstock.
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Arrows Embossing Folder, Basic Metal Buttons, White Bakers Twine, Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Here are the colors again for the color challenge this week:

After you finish the Blog Hop, it's your turn to take the challenge!  All the guidelines are on the CWCM blog HERE!  We can't wait to see what you do with this challenge!

The next person on the Blog Hop is the creative Lisa Young!   Just click below to go to her blog!  You'll find a link on each design team's post that will take you to the next step around the Blog Hop!  Just look for the image below!  Have Fun!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Blended Bloom in Daffodil!

This is a new single stamp in the catalog titled Blended Bloom.  It works so well to showcase the new Blendabilities Markers!  I used the Daffodil Delight set of three markers to color the bloom and added touches of orange with the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities.

The background was made with the Embossing Folder Stamping technique which I also used for a previous card.  You can also find the directions there.  For this background I used the Modern Mosaic embossing folder with the colors listed.  I love how the result this time is very abstract! (each background will be unique with this technique!)

The sentiment is from Just Sayin' stamped onto vellum cardstock with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad then cut out with the coordinating Word Bubble Framelit.  I love how you can still see the colors through the vellum.

Stamps:  Blended Bloom, Just Sayin' ses
Inks:  Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities;  Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe and Wild Wasabi inks.  Memento Tuxedo Black pad.
Paper:  Watercolor paper, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstocks, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories:  Word Bubbles Framelits, Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine, Rhinestone, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Spritzer.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are inspired to stamp today!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Flower Shop Birthday CCMC307

This week we have a great sketch from Create and Connie and Mary!  I used a rectangle instead of an oval for my card and also used the new Lullaby DSP from the new Stampin' Up! catalog!

I opted to use a standard A-2 card of Hello Honey topped with Whisper White, turned horizontally.  The rectangle is one of the patterns from the new Lullaby Designer Paper.  Actually this paper is so versatile and the patterns are not exclusively for babies;  I think the above card could be used for any age birthday, don't you?  I rounded the corners with the Envelope Punch Board and tucked a flag or banner of another coordinating print to the right.  Tied around that is Linen Thread, then I added a few more loops of the thread for additional pizazz.

The larger flowers are punched with the Pansy Punch and the Cantaloupe flowers are punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  Small leaf stems were punched from Baked Brown Sugar and tucked under the flowers.  I colored the Rhinestones with the Medium Daffodil Blendabilities marker.

Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness (sentiment)
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Hello Honey, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstocks.   Lullaby DSP.
Accessories:  Flower Shop, Petite Petal, Bird Builderand Word Window Punches.  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Envelope Punch Board (corner rounder).

Here is the sketch:

Be sure to go to the Create with Connie and Mary website to see what the other Challenge Team designers have done with this sketch!  Check out the challenge guide lines there also, then join in the fun!!  We would love to see what YOU do with this sketch!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Colorful Mixed Bunch CCMC306

Today we have a gorgeous color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  CCMC306 combines the colors of Perfect Plum, Coastal Cabana and Wild Wasabi... I love these colors separately but even more together!!  Here's what I did with them:

I used the embossing folder stamping technique for the background; these colors were just perfect for it!  (Sponging inks onto the inside front of your embossing folder, spritzing with water then laying a piece of watercolor paper down over the ink, pressing gently and randomly.  Carefully remove paper  and allow to dry).  Your background is not actually embossed but you get the design of the folder.  Love the look this gives!

The flower stamp is from the Mixed Bunch set, stamped in Perfect Plum onto Perfect Plum cardstock.  I stamped a second flower center on Shimmer White, punched it to layer on the flower center then applied dots of Dazzling Diamonds onto the white dots.  I stamped a portion of this flower again on a Wild Wasabi scrap and tucked it underneath the flower for leaves.  The banner is also Shimmer White cardstock stamped with the sentiment then wrapped with that yummy Coastal Cabana Baker's Twine.  This looks so perfect for spring and summer greetings!

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Papillion Potpourri, Gifts of Kindness (sentiment)
Inks:  Perfect Plum, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi
Papers:  Watercolor Paper; Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum and Shimmer White cardstocks.
Accessories:  Hexagon TIEF, Coastal Cabana Baker's Twine, Blossom Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch, Sponge Daubers, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Spritzer, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Here again is the color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary: 

Be sure to check out the cards from the other Challenge Team members this week at Create with Connie and Mary!  gorgeous!  And while you're there, see the guidelines for participating in the challenge... it's fun plus a great creative activity!!  We would love to see what YOU do with this color combo!

I appreciate your visit today and your comments are always welcome!  Thank you!!

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