Thursday, November 20, 2014

CCMC 330

Good morning, Friends! It's time for another great challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we are being challenged with these fabulous colors!


Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey! Beautiful for a fall card!


I had fun creating this very simple clean and simple card!

  • The card base is Blackberry Bliss
  • Round the bottom left hand corner with the Project Life corner rounder
  • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the bottom left hand corner of a piece of Whisper White
  • On the Whisper White panel, stamp the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge using Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey inks
  • Stamp the greeting from For All Things using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Tie a piece of Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon around the stamped panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Use the Fun Fall framelits to cut the leaves from Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey card stock then sponge them with their respective inks
  • Run the leaves through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder then adhere to the card with dimensionals
There you have it! Be sure to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the design team at the Create with Connie and Mary site! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Gorgeous Grunge, For All Things; Paper- Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White; Ink- Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey; Accessories- Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon, Project Life corner rounder, Fun Fall framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CCMC 329

Hello everyone! I'm here with another Thursday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a great sketch to work with!


And my card...


This card didn't quite turn out like I had pictured but it works. And I love the fall feel of it!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the Hardwood background stamp onto the card base using Crumb Cake ink
  • Tear a piece of Crumb Cake and roll the torn edge then adhere to card base
  • Use the Circles framelits to cut a circle from Hello Honey and sponge the edges with Hello Honey ink
  • Stamp the greeting from Good Greetings using Mossy Meadow ink then wrap a piece of linen thread around the circle several times and tie a bow
  • Adhere circle to card
  • Adhere two strips of Mossy Meadow to the card
  • Stamp the pumpkin from Fall Fest onto a piece of Whisper White using Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow and cut out with the Fun Fall framelits then adhere to the card with dimensionals
Be sure to see more inspiration at Create with Connie and Mary! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Fall Fest, Good Greetings, Hardwood background; Paper- Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Whisper White; Ink- Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist; Accessories- Circles framelits, Fun Fall framelits, linen thread, sponge, dimensionals

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ferny Pumpkins

Good morning, Friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! It was gorgeous around here! Looks like it will be pretty nice around here for the next few days. I am happy to not be a part of that Polar Vortex! Looks like two full weeks of work and then we get our Thanksgiving break! Woohoo!! I can do this!

Today's card is a fall one. I just love the pumpkins and leaves in this set! So I made a simple fall card.

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On another piece of Whisper White, stamp the ferny leaves image from Fall Fest using Mossy Meadow - some were stamped without reinking
  • Stamp the pumpkins onto another piece of Whisper White using Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow inks and cut out using the Fun Fall framelits
  • Adhere pumpkins together then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Good Greetings using Early Espresso ink
  • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the top right hand corner
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of silver baker's twine through a basic metal button and tie and bow then adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Fall Fest, Good Greetings; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso; Accessories- Project Life corner rounder, Fun Fall framelits, silver baker's twine, basic metal button, dimensionals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

CCMC Holiday Collection Blog Hop Week 4


Hello everyone! Wow! I can't believe that we have come to the end of the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection! At the end of each week, the designers do a blog hop! You may have arrived here from the very talented Debbie Henderson or you may have landed here on your own. Either way we are so excited that you have decided to join us! 

Here is what I decided to do for this week's hop!


The Ornamental Pine stamp set is such an easy set to use and makes great Christmas cards! I love it! 

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the Pine Bough image onto another piece of Crumb Cake using Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso inks
  • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the bottom left hand corner of the stamped panel
  • Stamp the "snow flurries" using the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge onto the panel using Whisper White craft ink
  • Wrap a piece of the Crumb Cake thick baker's twine from the Under the Tree tag a bag accessory kit twice around the panel and tie a bow then adhere the panel to the card base using dimensionals
  • Cut a circle from a piece of Crumb Cake using the Circles framelits
  • Stamp the sentiment from Ornamental Pine onto the circle using Early Espresso ink then sponge the edges using Whisper White craft ink and adhere to card with dimensionals
I hope you have been enjoying the Holiday Collection! Even though the Holiday Collection has ended, you can still subscribe and receive all the gorgeous ideas and the downloadable tutorials. Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to find out how! But now it's time to send you on to see what Connie has created! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamp- Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Crumb Cake; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Whisper White craft ink; Accessies- Under the Tree tag a bag accessory kit, Project Life corner rounder, Circles framelits, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CCMC 328

Good morning, Friends! It's another Thursday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have some pretty colors to work with!


Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate. But what to do with them? Even though I wanted to use some of my fall stamps and accessories, I thought that these would work better with a Christmas theme.


This is a super simple card! 

  • Card base is Lost Lagoon
  • Use the Tree punch to punch a tree from Whisper White and then run through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • Adhere a piece of All Is Calm designer paper to the back of the punched piece with dimensionals then adhere to the card so that the designer paper is adhere directly to the card base and the white piece is adhered with dimensionals
  • Punch a star from silver foil paper using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to top of tree
  • Stamp the greeting from Festival of Trees onto the card base using Lost Lagoon ink
  • Tie a piece of white baker's twine around a folded piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and through a basic metal button then adhere to card
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with these fabulous colors! While you are there check out the details of the Holiday Edition! We are about to wrap up week 3! Great ideas for last minute gift giving! I hope you will join us!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps: Festival of Trees; Paper- Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, silver foil paper, All is Calm designer paper; Ink- Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, white baker's twine, basic metal button, Tree punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, dimensionals

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Kinda Eclectic

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be back with The Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring great projects showcasing the Kinda Eclectic stamp set! You may have come from the blog of the talented Tanya Boser or you may have landed here on your own. Either way, you can click your way through the entire tour and see all the creations! If you get lost, just click on the icon at the top to see a list of the entire blog list.

Like I said, we are featuring the Kinda Eclectic stamp set! It was love at first sight when I saw this set! And here is what I did with it:


 I used the sketch at Reverse Confetti to help me create this card. 

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the dots image from Kinda Eclectic onto the card base using Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the sun image using Crushed Curry and the leaves/stem image using Mossy Meadow onto a piece of Whisper White then stamp the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge using Sahara Sand and sponge the edges of the panel using Sahara Sand ink
  • Stamp the greeting from And Many More onto the stamped panel using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and then adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp both butterfly images onto a piece of Whisper White using Blackberry Bliss ink and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches and adhere together
  • Made a bow from linen thread and adhere to card then adhere butterflies over the linen thread
  • Add a Crushed Curry candy dot to butterflies
Time to move on to see what the talented Ann Schach has created! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the tour!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge, And Many More; Paper- Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White; Ink- Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, linen thread, Regals candy dots, sponge, dimensionals

Saturday, November 1, 2014

CCMC Holiday Collection Blog Hop Week 3


Hello everyone! Week 3 of the Holiday Edition has just ended at Create with Connie and Mary. That means the designers are having another blog hop! Debbie just shared a beautiful project with you and I am your next stop! 

The card I'm sharing actually has no stamping on it! Take a look!


  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere three strips of All is Calm washi tape to a piece of Whisper White card stock and then adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Cut the word using the Wonderful Wreath framelits from silver foil paper and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere three frosted sequin snowflakes and then a rhinestone to the middle of each
Super simple and elegant! Time to send you on to see the beautiful creation that Connie has for you! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!



Card Recipe: Stamps- none; Paper- Whisper White, silver foil paper; Ink- none; Accessories- All is Calm washi tape, frosted sequins, rhinestones, Wonderful Wreath framelits, dimensionals

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

Good morning, Friends! The last day of October. Hmmm... I think I am in denial that it is getting so close to Christmas! Yikes! So much to do!! And today is Halloween! Wow! My school kiddos are so excited! I have been hearing about it all week - lol! We will see how much I can accomplish at school. The weather here will be super nice for our little trick-or-treaters! I think that's why I am in a little bit of denial. Oh and don't forget to turn those clocks back this weekend! I really don't like it getting dark so early. But I guess I will deal with it - lol! 

Today's card was a quickie that I put together last night. I had to have a card for Halloween!!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Basic Black through the Big Shot using the ghost die from the Fun Fall framelits
  • Lay the Basic Black panel onto the card base and stamp the face from Fall Fest using Tuxedo black Momento ink then adhere the black panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Cut the word bubble from Whisper White card stock using the Word Bubbles framelits
  • Stamp the "boo!" onto the word bubble using the Skinny Mini Alphabet and Tuxedo black Momento ink then adhere the word bubble to the card with dimensionals
  • Adhere three rhinestones to the card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super scary Halloween!!


Card Recipe: Stamps Fall Fest, Skinny Mini Alphabet; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento ink; Accessories- Fun Fall framelits, Word Bubbles framelits, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CCMC 327

Hello everyone! It's time for the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a sketch to work with. Take a look!


And my card...


A fun fall card for the season! 

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Adhere a piece of Color Me Autumn designer paper to card base
  • Cut and oval from Mossy Meadow card stock using the Oval framelits
  • Stamp the Hardwood background stamp onto the oval using Mossy Meadow ink then adhere to card
  • Adhere a strip of Soft Suede card stock to card
  • Stamp the leafy stem image from For All Things onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Cajun Craze ink and cut out
  • Stamp the leaf image from For All Things onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Crushed Curry ink and cut out
  • Adhere the leafy stem to the back of the leaf and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Very Vanilla using Soft Suede ink and flag the end and adhere to card
  • Thread a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Be sure to check out the amazing creations from the rest of the design team at Create with Connie and Mary

We are into week 3 of the Holiday Edition! Have you seen all the amazing projects that the very talented design team has created? There is still time to sign up and see all the fabulous projects that are being shared! Why join us for the fun? I hope to see you there! Find more information on subscribing at Create with Connie and Mary.



Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things, Hardwood background; Paper- Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn designer paper; Ink- Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze; Accessories- Oval framelits, linen thread, gold basic metal button, dimensionals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Freshly Made 159

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! I had a great few days off work!! My friend Becky and I went to see our friend Sherry on the eastern slope and boy did we make a weekend!! Lots of laughing and shopping and more shopping and stitching! We really didn't want to come back on Sunday - lol! But we did and it was back to work yesterday. It was good to get back to work as I need to build my bank account back up - lol! I hope to get caught up on some stamping this week. 

Today's card was inspired by the sketch from Freshly Made. And, yes, it has expired but I thought it made for a quick and easy card and that's what I needed! 

  • Card base is Mossy Meadow
  • Use the spiral border punch to punch the edge of a piece of Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the leaf image from For All Things using Crumb Cake ink onto the Crumb Cake panel then stamp the greeting using Mossy Meadow ink
  • Adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the leaf image onto a piece of Crumb Cake using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out
  • Adhere leaf to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a wooden leaf to card base with glue dots
  • Tie a piece of linen thread around a wooden acorn and adhere to card
We are on week 3 of the Holiday Edition at Create with Connie and Mary! I hope you are not missing out on all the fun! You can still join the party and receive all the ideas and tutorials that have been shared so far! Visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to find out how to sign up!! I hope to see you there!


Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things; Paper- Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- spiral border punch, wooden leaves, linen thread, dimensionals

Saturday, October 25, 2014

CCMC Holiday Collection Blog Hop Week 2


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! We have just finished up week 2 of the Holiday Edition! It has been a blast!! I hope that you are having fun with us! If you want to join in on the fun, be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see how to sign up! I am your stop after the always creative Debbie! She always has such wonderful ideas! This week my project was shared and I used the White Christmas set. So I am using it for my card on this hop!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake that was run through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • On a piece of Crumb Cake stamp the trees image from White Christmas using Tuxedo black Momento ink
  • Color the trees in using the Light Crumb Cake Blendabilities
  • Stamp the snow flurries using Whisper White craft ink and then sponge the edges
  • Adhere a strip of designer paper from the Trim the Tree pack 
  • Punch a strip of Cherry Cobbler using the dotted ribbon scallop punch and adhere to the back of the panel
  • Tie a piece of Whisper White cotton ribbon around panel
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Crumb Cake using Tuxedo black Momento ink and flag the end then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the bird onto a piece of Crumb Cake using Tuxedo black Momento ink 
  • Color the bird using the Light Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and cut out then adhere to strip
Now it's time to send you on to see the beautiful creation that Connie made! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- White Christmas; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Trim the Tree designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento ink, Whisper White craft pad, Blendabilities: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Whisper White cotton twill ribbon, dotted ribbon scallop punch, Decorative Dots embossing folder, sponge, dimensionals

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wooden Leaves

Hello everyone! I hope you have been having a super week! We are off for some retail therapy! Woohoo! Sounds like my family back home is having a great time as well! 

For today's card I wanted to do a fall card and I am trying to use more of my washi tape. I don't want the season to go by and have full rolls of washi tape - lol! 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere three pieces the Color Me Autumn washi tape to a piece of Whisper White and then adhere to card base using dimensionals
  • Stamp the background image from For All Things using Crushed Curry ink onto a piece of Whisper White
  • Stamp the greeting using Blackberry Bliss and then adhere the panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Adhere two of the wooden leaves together and then adhere to card (I used glue dots)
  • Tie a bow using a double strand of linen thread and adhere to the stems of the leaves
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Wooden Leaves, linen thread, Color Me Autumn washi tape, dimensionals

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CCMC 326

Hello everyone! It's time for another fun challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we are being challenged with color! Take a look at these fabulous colors!


 Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Silver! I was thinking that I could use them for a Christmas card but I wanted to use my Four Feathers set so this is what I came up with!


  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a strip of the All is Calm designer paper to the card base (this piece has silver foil dots on the paper which is hard to see from the photo)
  • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the two right hand side corners of a piece of Lost Lagoon and then adhere to card
  • Run a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the feather images from Four Feathers onto Whisper White using Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon then cut out using the Feathers framelits dies and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Petite Pairs onto a piece of Whisper White using Lost Lagoon ink and punch out using the small oval punch then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a bow with a piece of silver baker's twine and adhere to card
Be sure to check out the wonderful creations from the other designers at the Create with Connie and Mary site! By the way, we are well into week 2 of the Holiday Edition!! Have you seen the fantastic projects that have been shared? Oh my!! It's not to late to sign up and see everything that has been shared! Don't miss out on all the fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Four Feathers, Petite Pairs; Paper- Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, All is Calm designer paper; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Project Life corner rounder, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Feathers framelits, small oval punch, silver baker's twine, dimensionals



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Starry Ghost

Good morning, Friends! Whew!! It has just been a crazy few days around here for me! I thought I was doing good by being so far ahead of schedule but then my schedule caught up with me and all of the sudden I have NO time to finish anything up! UGH! I can't wait to get out of town and have nothing to do but sew! I haven't touched my sewing machine since this past summer! I miss it! Looking forward to seeing my friend and having good company on the road! Now to get this last load of laundry and more packing...

Today's card is one I put together last night. I have been wanting to put together some fall/Halloween cards before it's too late. I do love this little die cut ghost! I wasn't sure exactly how to use him but I kind of took a sketch I saw and made it work. 

  • Card base is Crushed Curry
  • Use the Confetti Stars punch to punch across the top of a piece of Basic Black and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Use the fringe scissors to fringe the edge of a piece of Old Olive card stock
  • Stamp the greeting from And Many More onto the Old Olive panel using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Tie a piece of Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon around the Old Olive panel and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the Fun Fall framelits to cut a ghost out of Whisper White then stamp the face using the image from Fall Fest with Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Adhere ghost to card (I doubled the thickness of dimensionals at the top of the ghost)
Pretty simple! And a fun Halloween card! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day! Don't forget that we are into week 2 of the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition! Lots of fun happening!! It's not to late to join and get all the wonderful benefits of being a subscriber! I hope to see you there!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Any Many More, Fall Fest; Paper- Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo Black, Momento ink; Accessories- Confetti Stars punch, Fringe scissors, Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Fun Fall framelits, dimensionals

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CCMC Holiday Collection Blog Hop Week 1


Hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition! We have just finished up week 1! Wow! Amazing creations from very talented designers! And speaking of talented designers... You have just come from the very talented Debbie Henderson! She was the stop before me. By clicking on the button at the bottom of this post, you will go to the next stop and eventually make your way back here! Blog hops are so fun!! 


We are showing Christmas cards during our hops and I am showing you all the last of the cards that I did with my stamp club this month. I really like this stamp set! So easy to use and makes beautiful Christmas cards!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • On another piece of Crumb Cake, stamp the pine bough image from Ornamental Pine using Garden Green and Early Espresso
  • Use the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and stamp "snow" over the pine bough with Whisper White craft ink
  • Run a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot using the Ovals framelits
  • Sponge the inside of the oval with Whisper White craft ink and a sponge then adhere to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the pinecone image onto a piece of Soft Suede using Early Espresso ink and cut out then use the splatter image and Whisper White ink and stamp over the pinecone then adhere to card
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Crumb Cake and flag the end
  • Wrap a piece of linen thread around the strip and tie a bow then adhere to card
  • Add two snowflakes from the frosted sequins to the card and adhere rhinestones to the snowflake centers
Now it's time to send you to the next talented designer, Connie Babbert! Always such creative and beautiful projects! Click on the link below to go to the next stop! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Crumb Cake; Ink- Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White craft ink; Accessories- Ovals framelits, frosted sequins, rhinestones, linen thread, sponge, dimensionals