Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Smoky Camera

Good morning, Friends! Well, I am safely home! I got home yesterday early afternoon after a very scary drive home over the mountains. Snowy, snow packed, icy, and the wind blowing the snow all over that made visibility very low. Ugh! So I am thankful to be home! Today will be laundry day and probably some grocery shopping. I also need to get some stamping done. I have a new stamp set to play with that we got at the Catalog Premier Party! Can't wait to do something with it! Lots of fun stuff in the new catty! 

Today's card was inspired by one I had pinned a while ago. Super simple and clean! 

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Stamp the greeting from Peachy Keen onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Calypso Coral and round the top corners with the corner rounder
  • Use the scallop edge border punch to punch a strip of Coastal Cabana and adhere to back of stamped panel and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp camera image in Smoky Slate and cut out
  • Adhere camera to an Essentials Wooden Element and then adhere to card
  • Add a large rhinestone to camera lens
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peachy Keen; Paper- Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana; Ink- Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate; Accessories- Essentials Wooden Element, corner rounder, scallop edge border punch, large rhinestones, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SSSC 216

Good morning, Friends! I will finally head home today. It has been a wonderful weekend! And last night's Catalog Premier Party was really fun! It was so great to come back to the hotel room and just slowly go through the new catalog! Now it's up and at 'em and a long drive home. Hopefully the mountains are done with the snowing and blowing and it will be an uneventful trip back! 

Today's card was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I decided to use some really bright colors for this one!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere two strips of Tempting Turquoise onto card base
  • Adhere a strip of Melon Mambo that has been flagged at one end to card base
  • Stamp the image from Vivid Vases onto a piece of Whisper White using black StazOn and color with Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive markers
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Basic Black card stock and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a strip of Daffodil Delight card stock 
  • Tie a piece of white baker's twine through a Basic Metal button and adhere to card
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Vivid Vases; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise; Ink- black StazOn, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive; Accessories- white baker's twine, basic metal button, rhinestone, dimensionals

Monday, April 28, 2014

CQC Techno

Hello everyone! I had every intention of posting yesterday but the weather put the internet on hiatus. Ugh! I just hate this severe wind! And then I think my computer had some technical issues with wanting to connect with the internet so that was why there was no post. I had a most fantastic weekend with my friend Sherry! And I feel like I accomplished quite a bit! So much fun!!! Right now I am having an iced chai tea latte and a piece of pumpkin bread at Starbucks so I can use their internet - lol! Then I will do a little shopping and meet Sherry for lunch before I head to Lakewood and the New Catalog Premier Party!!! I can't wait to see the new catalog! Woohoo!!

So here is the card that I would have posted yesterday. I used the sketch from Techno Stamper and the color challenge from ColorQ. I really like the way watercoloring looks on the Crumb Cake!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Cut a piece of Gingham Garden designer paper in half diagonally and adhere to a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock then adhere to card base
  • Stamp the flower image from Peaceful Petals in VersaMark onto Crumb Cake and emboss with white emboss powder
  • Watercolor image with a blender pen and Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight inks and outline image with a little Crumb Cake
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Elegant Eggplant and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Daffodil Delight with Elegant Eggplant and flag the end then adhere to card
  • Tie a piece of white baker's twine through a vintage faceted button and adhere to card
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peaceful Petals; Paper- Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Gingham Garden designer paper; Ink- VersaMark, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake; Accessories- white emboss powder, white baker's twine, blender pen, vintage faceted button, dimensionals

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dynamic Mojo

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I am visiting a friend for the weekend! We are having a blast so far! Even got to Skype with friends back home! Too fun!! Looking forward to some shopping and more sewing! Woohoo! We are babysitting a little girl for a few hours this morning. And what a CUTIE!! 

Today's card was inspired by a couple of challenges. I got the colors from last week's Dynamic Duos' color challenge and the sketch from Mojo Monday. I thought it turned out pretty regal!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a piece of gold designer vellum to card base
  • Punch a strip of Rich Razzleberry with the scallop edge border punch and adhere to a strip of gold foil card stock then adhere to card
  • Adhere a thin strip of Basic Black to gold strip
  • Adhere a Rich Razzleberry square to a Basic Black square and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Starburst Sayings in Rich Razzleberry and cut out with the Starburst framelits then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of gold twine through a vintage faceted button and adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Starburst Sayings; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, gold foil card stock, gold designer vellum; Ink- Rich Razzleberry; Accessories- Starburst framelits, gold twine, vintage faceted buttons, scallop edge border punch, dimensionals

Friday, April 25, 2014

Retro 111

Good morning, Friends! I hope your read for a great weekend! I am off today to see my friend Sherry on the Eastern Slope for the weekend! Woohoo! Lots of sewing going on this weekend! And I just had two full days of it! So I should be getting a lot done, right? Ha!! Actually, I have been! I got a lot done on a new project. I still have quite a few unfinished ones. So we will see just how much I do get done - lol! Then on Monday I am going to attend the catalog premier in Denver! I am so excited to get to see the new Stampin' Up! catalog! Don't worry! You all will get to see it soon, too!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Retro Sketches. I thought my card was almost too simple but I really kind of like it this way. With the soft colors it really is just a soft and simple card! The Tulip frame embossing folder will be retiring. I haven't used it much lately but I do like the way that little bit of embossing. 

  • Card base is Pool Party
  • Take another piece of Pool Party and run it through the Big Shot with the Tulip Frame embossing folder and cut around the outside of the frame then adhere to card
  • Adhere a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock
  • Stamp the leaf image from Peaceful Petals in Crumb Cake onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock several times
  • Stamp the greeting in black StazOn
  • Sponge the edges using Crumb Cake ink then adhere stamped panel to card with dimensionals
  • Flag the end of a strip of Pool Party and adhere to Crumb Cake piece
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a Very Vintage designer button and adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peaceful Petals; Paper- Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake; Ink- Crumb Cake, black StazOn; Accessories- Tulip embossing folder, Very Vintage designer button, linen thread, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, April 24, 2014

CCMC 300 A Blog Hop


Good morning, Friends! Are you confused? Ha ha!! Many of you know that Typepad is having some major issues and it has been days since anyone can get onto their blogs including Create with Connie and Mary. Big bummer!! Anyway, we decided to bypass the main site and do a blog hop! How fun is that?!! You may have hopped here from Mary's blog. But no worries because by taking the tour, you will get to see everyone's creations! So it's time for the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a color challenge!


Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Basic Grey are the colors for this week! Very interesting and fun! Here is how I put them all together!


I wasn't sure how I was going to put these together but I like my end result! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Take another piece of Crumb Cake and use the 3" circle die to cut a circle out of the middle then run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Sponge the inside of the circle with Crumb Cake ink
  • Stamp the branch from Morning Meadow in Crumb Cake onto the card base then adhere embossed piece onto the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the bird onto Very Vanilla using Basic Grey ink and cut out
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Very Vanilla using Basic Grey ink and flag the end then adhere other end to back of bird
  • Adhere bird to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Calypso Coral card stock using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and adhere to the bird
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
A very neutral card with that little pop of color! Love it! Now, instead of going to the Create with Connie and Mary website to see what the other designers did, take the tour by clicking on the button below! It will direct you to Debbie Henderson's blog! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Morning Meadow; Paper- Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla; Ink- Basic Grey, Crumb Cake; Accessories- 3" circle die, Woodgrain embossing folder, itty bitty shapes punch pack, rhinestone, sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Petite Hello

Good morning, Friends! My sinuses are feeling it this morning from all the dust and pollen blowing around. Ugh! I hope that I can nip that because I am going to enjoy a full day of sewing! I have a project that I am working on and with today and tomorrow being my sewing days, I should be able to get it done! I'm so excited about this project! I was able to get some stamping done yesterday but I couldn't get my pictures to come out. I'm hoping to get that remedied this morning before I go.

Today's card was the last of the cards that we did in club this month. I took several ideas that I had seen and combined them and added a little of my own to get to this! I love Crumb Cake!!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • On a piece of Crumb Cake, stamp the lines images from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake ink and the splotches with Whisper White craft ink
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Whisper White and then adhere to card base
  • Make a tag from a piece of Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the Hardwood background stamp onto tag with Crumb Cake ink and sponge edges with Crumb Cake
  • Thread a piece of Natural 5/8" Chevron ribbon through the hole and tie in place with a piece of white baker's twine
  • Adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • On a piece of Crumb Cake, stamp the flower image from Petite Petals three times using VersaMark ink and then emboss with white emboss powder
  • Punch flowers out with the Petite Petals punch
  • Add mini brads to flower centers
  • Stamp the greeting from Perfect Pennants in Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White and cut out then adhere to tag
  • Arrange flowers around greeting and adhere with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Hardwood background, Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants; Paper- Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink- VersaMark, Whisper White craft, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- Natural 5/8" Chevron ribbon, white baker's twine, white emboss powder, Petite Petals punch, mini brads, sponge, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gee, Thanks!

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Looks like it's going to be another warm day today! And it looks like the wind will be blowing hard again today. Oh joy! I really need to get some stamping done today as I have the rest of my week filled with other events. I hope the mojo is there and the creative juices are overflowing - lol!

Today's card was one I did with my stamp club this month. I thought this one turned out fun! And I think the ladies enjoyed it, too!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a piece of silver foil designer vellum to card base
  • Use the Word Bubble framelits to cut the shape out of a piece of Soft Sky card stock
  • Run the piece through the Big Shot with the Arrows embossing folder
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' with black StazOn onto a piece of Whisper White and adhere to back of Soft Sky piece with dimensionals
  • Use the scallop edge border punch to punch the edge of a strip of silver foil card stock then adhere to panel
  • Tie a piece of silver ribbon around panel and adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Calypso Coral and adhere to bow with a glue dot then add a rhinestone to flower center
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Just Sayin'; Paper- Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Silver foil, Silver foil designer vellum; Ink- black StazOn; Accessories- silver ribbon, Arrows embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, Word Bubbles framelite, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Six-Sided Sampler


Hello everyone! Welcome to another blog hop from the Stamp Review Crew! For this hop we are featuring projects that use the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set! If you came from Holly's blog then you are on the right track. If you are just starting here that's just fine, too! And if you get lost, you can always click the image at the top of this post to take to you to the home page to get a list of all the blog participants. Please note that Monday is the official hop day so some links may not be working until then. Thank you for your patience!

I made a very simple card for today's hop. I love this stamp set and its coordinating punch! It makes using the set very simple! I also took a color scheme from Color Throwdown from a month ago. The colors are Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray and Pear Pizzazz (I substituted Pear Pizzazz for Certainly Celery)


This layout was inspired by a card that my friend Becky did for our shoebox club a few months ago. I did changed it up a bit . 

  • Card base is Basic Gray
  • A piece of Tangerine Tango is adhered to the card base
  • Tie a piece of Basic Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon around a panel of Whisper White
  • On another piece of Whisper White, stamp the hexagon shapes from Six-Sided Sampler in Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz and punch out using the hexagon punch
  • Adhere the hexagon shapes to the Whisper White panel (three are adhered flat and two are adhered with dimensionals)
  • Stamp the greeting with Basic Gray and then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to card
There you have it! Pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to click the image below to go to Paula's blog to see more incredible inspiration! Have a super day!




Card Recipe: Stamps- Six-Sided Sampler; Paper- Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories- Basic Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon, hexagon punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CCMC Card "Create"tions Week 3 Favor


Hello everyone! Well, the Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions edition has come to the end of week 3. This was it! What a fun edition! And SO many amazing ideas! I hope you didn't miss it! You can still sign up and view all the card sets and download each tutorial!!! Just sayin'… ;)

So at the end of each week during the edition, each designer shares a little favor with everyone that features the stamp set that was used during that week. This past week I used the Peachy Keen set! What a fun set with coordinating paper, washi tape, framelits, oh my! So I decided to make a frame. All of the products in the suite seemed to say "frame" - lol!


This is actually pretty easy to put together! I bought a plain frame from a craft store and covered it with strips of Retro washi tape! How fun is that!! And so easy! Then I decorated with stamps from the Peachy Keen set and the coordinating On Film framelits. I also used the circle and starburst framelits, too. The heart comes from the Essentials Wooden Elements and the camera has a large rhinestone for the lens. I thought this frame would be fun for two pictures and that's why I cut two frames. I was thinking along the lines of those small school pictures! Or how about cute pictures of you and your friends?! Whatever your imagination can create! 

Don't forget to see what the other designers made! You can find their creations at Create with Connie and Mary! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments on my card sets! I really appreciate it! I hope you have gotten lots of great ideas these last three weeks! Have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peachy Keen; Paper- Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana; Ink- Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron; Accessories- On Film framelits, Retro Fresh washi tape, Circles framelits, Starburst framelits, Essentials Wooden Elements, large rhinestone, dimensionals

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Florets

Good morning, Friends! Oh thank goodness it's Friday! It was a great time of sewing yesterday! I got a lot done on my project! So I signed up for two more days of sewing next week and I could potentially have it all done by then! But we will see… Lol! Tonight I am looking forward to a nice bbq with friends! 

Today's card was another one that I did with my stamp club this month. I wanted to show off some of the beautiful vellum that we sell as well as some of the other gold products. 

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of the gold designer vellum to another piece of Very Vanilla
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in black StazOn just above the vellum piece
  • Tie a piece of gold twine around the panel (I wrapped mine around the panel twice)
  • Adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the stem from Fabulous Florets in Pear Pizzazz onto a piece of Very Vanilla and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower images onto a piece of Very Vanilla with Blushing Bride and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add gold sequins to the card
Lots of layers and dimension! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Very Vanilla, gold designer vellum; Ink- black StazOn, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride; Accessories- gold twine, gold sequins, dimensionals

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CCMC 299

Good morning, Friends! It's time for another fun challenge from Create with Connie and Mary! This week week we have a sketch to work with!


This is definitely a fun sketch! Lots of possibilities!


I stayed pretty true to the sketch. 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Three squares were cut from a piece of Fresh Prints designer paper and the corners rounded with the corner rounder then adhered to a piece of Crumb Cake
  • This panel is then adhere to a piece of Real Red and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals
  • Use the Little Leaves sizzlet to cut a stem from Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Stamp the larger flower from Flower Shop in Real Red onto Whisper White and punch out using the Pansy punch and adhere the stem to the back side of the flower then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the smaller flower from Petite Petals in Coastal Cabana onto Coastal Cabana card stock and punch out using the Petite Petals punch
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto a strip of Whisper White using Coastal Cabana ink and flag the end then adhere to card
  • Adhere the smaller flower to card and add a Crumb Cake candy dot to flower center
Make sure to check out what the rest of the designers did with this fabulous sketch at the Create with Connie and Mary website! I hope you will play along with us this week! And don't forget about the Create with Connie and Mary card "Create"tions! We are finishing up our last week of cards! But you can still see all of the projects shared in this edition and download all the tutorials! Find out more at the Create with Connie and Mary website! And thanks to all of you that have shared such positive comments! Have a super day, everyone!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints designer paper; Ink- Real Red, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Little Leaves sizzlet, Neutrals candy dots, corner rounder, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vivid Smiles

Good morning, Friends! I'm up early and it looks like Nick will be going back to school today! Yeah!! Now to get him caught back up on all his missing work. Ugh! Not going to be easy for someone that does not enjoy school all that much anyway. A little at a time. And I need to get some work done today, too! So I am looking forward to a very productive day!

Today's card is one that I did with my stamp club this month. A fairly simple card!

  • Card base is Pool Party
  • Adhere a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Stamp the vases image from Vivid Vases single stamp (I stamped this image without the words) in black StazOn onto Whisper White
  • Cut out the image with the Banners framelits dies
  • Color image with a blender pen and Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Sahara Sand markers
  • Adhere stamped image to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting from Petite Pairs in black StazOn onto Whisper White and punch out with oval punch
  • Use the scallop oval punch to punch shape from Basic Black card stock and adhere to stamped greeting to this then adhere to card
  • Add rhinestone to flower center and two to card base
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Vivid Vases, Petite Pairs; Paper- Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink- black StazOn, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand; Accessories- Banners framelits, scallop oval punch, oval punch, blender pen, rhinestones dimensionals

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wetlands Birthday

Good morning, Friends! Well, my son is home again today :( His allergies are still really bad. He has had quite a time with them since Sunday. I do hope he gets better soon!! I hate it when he's sick but I hate it more when he falls behind in school! And Thursday is Parent/Teacher conferences. He only has 6 more weeks of school. Hopefully today he will start to feel much better…

For today's card I borrowed a set from my friend Emily. I only made two cards with it but it is a really great set! I love it! And I may have to put it on my next order! This card didn't turn out quite like I had planned but it will work.

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • On a piece of Naturals Ivory, stamp the wheat stalk from Wetlands in Crushed Curry
  • On a scrap piece of Naturals Ivory, stamp the goose in black StazOn and color him with a blender pen and Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry markers(I also used a white chalk marker for the spot on his neck)
  • Cut out the goose and grass and adhere to panel with dimensionals
  • Adhere this panel to a piece of Chocolate Chip
  • Wrap some linen thread around panel three times and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the Decorative Label punch to punch the shape from Chocolate Chip and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting in black StazOn onto Naturals Ivory and punch out with the oval punch then adhere to label
I thought it made for a great masculine card! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wetlands; Paper- Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory; Ink- black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry; Accessories- Decorative Label punch, oval punch, blender pen, white chalk marker, linen thread, dimensionals

Monday, April 14, 2014

Raspberry Silhouettes

Good morning, Friends! Brrrr!!! I was enjoying the warmer temperatures and now we are below freezing again. Ugh! I just hope that it wasn't too bad for our fruit farmers. It looks like it could be another cold one tonight, too. And then it's supposed to warm up. At least the sun is shining today after a great day of rain yesterday! I have to get my stuff ready for stamp club tonight. I'm looking forward to a great time with the club ladies!

For today's card I pulled out some stamps and colors that I haven't used in a while. Raspberry Ripple will be retiring at the end of May. I really do like this color and used it a lot when it first came out. And Summer Silhouettes is still one of my favorite stamp sets but it got pushed back on the shelf when the Occasions mini came out. So it was nice to work with them again!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake with the bottom right hand corner rounded with the 1" circle punch
  • On a layer of Crumb Cake, round the bottom right had corner with the 1" circle punch
  • Stamps the border image from Summer Silhouettes in Crumb Cake across the bottom
  • Stamp the stems in Old Olive (I had to use a Post-It to mask off the border so that my stem would not stamp where I didn't want it - lol)
  • Stamp the flower tops in Raspberry Ripple
  • Cut a scallop border from Raspberry Ripple card stock using the Tasteful Trim die and adhere to stamped panel
  • Stamp the greeting from Sweet Essentials in black StazOn
  • Wrap a piece of silver twine around the panel twice and secure on the back (I use scotch tape)
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of silver twine through a Basic Metal button and tie a bow on the back side of the button and adhere to card with glue dots
  • Cut a butterfly from Pink Pirouette card stock using the Beautiful Wings embosslit and adhere to card
  • Add a small pearl to butterfly
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Summer Silhouettes, Sweet Essentials; Paper- Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette; Ink- black StazOn, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Tasteful Trim die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Basic Metal buttons, silver twine, 1" circle punch, pearls, dimensionals

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Freshly Made 131

Good morning, Friends! Well, what a surprise! A nice one, too! It's raining! We really need the rain. And it even thundered!! A spring storm! However, the mountains will be getting the snow and that's good, too! Things will really start to green up now. I guess it is supposed to get below freezing tonight and perhaps tomorrow night which isn't great for the fruit trees around here. So I hope that their crops aren't affected too much. I do love the peaches!! I will be meeting Becky for some brunch and then it's off to a full day of stitching! I haven't done that in a long time so that will be nice! Maybe I can get something done.

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made. I am always trying to think of ways to incorporate the new foil designer vellum. Love that stuff! And I think today's card really goes with the weather outside right now - lol!

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Very Vanilla to card base with dimensionals
  • Adhere a strip of gold foil designer vellum to layer
  • Make a tag from Very Vanilla card stock by cutting off the top corners and flagging the bottom and then punching a hole at the top
  • Stamp the sentiment from Rain or Shine onto the tag using Basic Gray ink and the umbrella handle in Basic Gray
  • Thread a piece of gold twine through the hole and tie a knot
  • Punch a strip of gold foil card stock using the dotted scallop ribbon border punch and then adhere to right side of tag then adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the umbrella top onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Calypso Coral ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Soft Sky using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and adhere to umbrella top
  • It's hard to tell from the photo, but for the flower center I adhered a gold sequin and then a pearl on top
There you have it! Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Rain or Shine; Paper- Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, gold foil card stock, gold foil designer vellum; Ink- Basic Gray, Calypso Coral; Accessories- gold twine, itty bitty shapes punch pack, dotted ribbon scallop punch, gold sequin, pearl, dimensionals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CCMC Card "Create"tions Week 2 Favor


Good morning, Friends! The Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions has come to the end of week 2! Wow! I hope that you are a subscriber and have seen these amazing card sets! If you aren't a subscriber then why not join today? You can still enjoy all the projects that have been shared so far and download the tutorials! At the end of each week, the designers share a little favor using the set that was used during the Cards edition. This past week I used the Blooming with Kindness set. I don't own this set so I borrowed it from a friend. So the only way to see any cards that I have made with this set is to be a subscriber! (I do think that I have shared one card made with this set)

This week I made a tea bag holder.



I won't go into a lot of detail as to how I put it together. I used the directions from the Splitcoast Stampers website. And I do wish that I had prettier tea bags to put into the slots but all I had was the Lipton yellow tea bags. But I think you get the idea :) I used Basic Gray, Primrose Petals and Pink Pirouette card stock and Primrose Petals and Basic Gray ink. The tea bag holder is held closed by a piece of Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon. I used a piece of the silver foil designer vellum for the inside of the holder and silver twine for the spine of the holder. 

I enjoyed making this sweet little gift! I thought any of the sentiments would work for this project! I kept thinking about Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory when he always says to his friends in distress "Can I offer you a hot beverage?" Love that show!! Anyway, there you have it! Be sure to stop by the Create with Connie and Mary website to see all the treats that the other designers have created! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Blooming with Kindness; Paper- Basic Gray, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, silver foil designer vellum; Ink- Primrose Petals, Basic Gray; Accessories- Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon, silver twine, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals


Friday, April 11, 2014

CMCC 15

Good morning, Friends! Well, I am having the hardest time waking up this morning! I could really sleep another couple of hours!! Thank goodness it's Friday and tomorrow morning I will be sleeping at this time! I was on a roll yesterday with my stamping! I hope to get my groove back and get a lot done again today! 

Today's card is a fun CAS design! I was inspired to use these colors from the Colour Me challenge. 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a piece of Whisper White, stamp the lines image from Gorgeous Grunge twice in Daffodil Delight and the splotches image in Bermuda Bay three times
  • Round the top right hand corner of layer using the 1" circle punch
  • Adhere layer to a strip of Basic Black card stock then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' with black StazOn ink onto a piece of Whisper White and cut out with the Word Bubbles framelits then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add three rhinestones to card
Super Simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Just Sayin', Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink- black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay; Accessories- Word Bubble framelits, 1" circle punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CCMC 298

Good morning, Friends! It's Thursday and time for another fabulous challenge from Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a fantastic color challenge! Take a look at these gorgeous colors!


Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green! Ahhh! A perfect spring color combination!! Here's my card:


I actually used a lot of white space but I think that these bright colors really pop against it!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Take a piece of Whisper White and the Circle framelits and cut a circle into the Whisper White piece that goes off the edge
  • Use a corner rounder to round the top left hand corner
  • Run a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder (I just realized that you can't get this folder until the new catalog is unveiled. But you can use any other embossing folder!)
  • Adhere the embossed piece to the back of the Whisper White panel then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Four You in black StazOn onto a strip of Whisper White and flag the end then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower image from Petite Petals in Tangerine Tango onto Tangerine Tango card stock and punch out with the Petite Petals punch then punch out another flower from Tangerine Tango
  • Adhere the two flowers together with a glue dot
  • Cut a stem from Gumball Green card stock with the Little Leaves sizzlet
  • Cut the stem apart and adhere to back of flower then adhere flower to card with dimensionals
  • Add a Daffodil Delight candy dot to flower center
Find more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team at the Create with Connie and Mary website! I hope you will play along with us this week! I can't wait to see what you do with these fabulous colors!

Have you seen all the amazing card sets on the Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions edition? We are well into week 2 and there is only one more week left! But you can still join today for only $19.95 and enjoy all the projects that have been shared so far! I hope to see you there!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Four You, Petite Petals; Paper- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green; Ink- black StazOn, Tangerine Tango; Accessories- Circles framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, corner rounder, Little Leaves sizzlet, Petite Petals punch, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Washi Flower Shop

Good morning, Friends! It was really hard to get up this morning! I'm so glad that we are on the downhill side to the weekend! I really need to focus today and get some stamping done. I did a little yesterday but lost motivation. Can't let that happen today! I tried a new workout yesterday and now I am really sore so maybe I will let my body rest by doing some stamping - lol!

For today's card I wanted to use some of the new washi tape. I got it recently and haven't used it much. I also used last week's colors from Color Throwdown.

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Stamp the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card base with gold ink
  • Adhere two strips of the Watercolor Wonder washi tape vertically and two horizontally
  • Stamp the greeting from Four You in black StazOn
  • Stamp the flower image onto Pool Party using Pool Party ink and punch out using the Pansy punch
  • Cut two stems from Old Olive using the Little Leaves sizzlet
  • Adhere the stems to the back of two flowers and then adhere them to the card
  • Adhere third flower to card with dimensionals
  • Punch three flowers from Daffodil Delight using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and adhere to flower centers
  • Add three Basic Black candy dots to flower centers
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You; Paper- Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight; Ink- black StazOn, gold Encore, Pool Party; Accessories- Watercolor Wonder washi tape, Little Leaves sizzlet, Pansy Punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Flat and Fabulous

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! It's been hard having to get up early after having spring break! I do love having the routine and having the house back to myself again, though! Seems like I can get a lot more done! March Madness was a lot of fun this year! And last night's game was really exciting! I am looking forward to seeing the Women's final game, too! 

Today's card was one that I did for a swap I was in recently. It was the Control Freaks swap and the theme was Flat and Fabulous. Our hostess wanted cards that could be mailed without extra postage but still have the "wow" factor. And this is the card that I came up with!

  • Card base is Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Adhere a piece of Pool Party to card base
  • Adhere a piece of Basic Black to card
  • Stamp the Hardwood background stamp onto a piece of Sahara Sand using Sahara Sand ink and then adhere to card
  • Flag both ends of a strip of Basic Black and adhere to card
  • Flag one end of a small strip of Crisp Cantaloupe and adhere to card
  • Punch a circle from Whisper White using the 2 1/2" circle punch
  • Use the Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce just inside the circle
  • Stamp the greeting from Petite Pairs in black StazOn then adhere circle to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower image from Flower Shop with Crisp Cantaloupe onto a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and punch out with the Pansy punch
  • Cut a stem from Pistachio Pudding using the Little Leaves sizzlet and adhere to back of flower then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a small flower from Pool Party using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and adhere to flower center
  • Add a Basic Black candy dot to flower center
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Petite Pairs, Flower Shop, Hardwood; Paper- Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White; Ink- black StazOn, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sahara Sand; Accessories- 2 1/2" circle punch, Essentials paper piercing pack, Pansy Punch Little Leaves sizzlet, itty bitty punch pack, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Oh, Hello


Hello everyone! It's time once again for the Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This month we are featuring projects using the Oh, Hello stamp set! You most likely came from Yapha's blog. The links at the bottom of this post will guide you to the next blog in the hop. Be ready to be inspired by some beautiful creations!

For my card today, I used my Color Coach to guide me with my color choices. I wanted something soft and I am really in love with Soft Sky. According to the Color Coach, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz were a beautiful suggestion! And then Mr. Color Coach told me that Island Indigo was a duo to Soft Sky. So I went from there!


I started out by stamping the oval image from Oh, Hello onto Very Vanilla using Soft Sky ink. Then I adhered this to a piece of Island Indigo card stock and tied a piece of Soft Sky seam binding ribbon around this. I adhered this panel to a card base of Crumb Cake that was run through the Big Shot using the Adorning Accents embossing folder. I stamped the greeting onto Very Vanilla using Island Indigo ink and cut it out using the circles framelits. I stamped the flower image twice using Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz markers onto Very Vanilla and cut them out. The flowers are adhered to the back of the stamped circle and then adhere to the card with dimensionals. I added three pearls to the stamped circle.

Pretty simple card! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to click the button below to go to Nancy's blog! If you get lost you can always stop at the home blog and see a list of blog participants. Have a super day!

                                                           

Card Recipe: Stamps- Oh, Hello; Paper- Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla; Ink- Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo; Accessories- Soft Sky seam binding ribbon, circles framelits, Adorning Accents embossing folder, pearls, dimensionals

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CCMC Card "Create"tions Week 1 Favor

Good morning, Friends! We have come to the end of our first week of Card "Create"tions at Create with Connie and Mary! What amazing cards and ideas! I am so excited to see what week 2 has in store! And if you are not a subscriber, you still have time to sign up! Don't wait! There are great ideas ready for you to use! And by signing up you get the downloadable tutorials to help your card making be as simple as possible!

At the end of each week of the special edition, each of the designers share a little "favor" or 3-D item using the stamp set that they used for the edition. This week I used the Harvest of Blessings stamp set. I had a lot of fun with this set! I don't own this set and had to borrow it from my friend Becky (thanks, Becky). So the only way to see any of the cards that I have made using this set is to be a subscriber! For my favor today I am sharing an idea that I got from the current Stampin' Up! catalog. These are a sort of plant poke. It's still a little early to be planting vegetables and things but I was thinking how cute they would be at a Farmer's Market stuck in a basket of vegetables! Or as a gift to someone who is an avid gardener! To make these is a super simple process!

  • Cut a piece of Naturals Ivory at 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" and a piece at 2" x 3 1/2"
  • Use the circle framelits to round the top/end of each tag
  • On the bigger tag, stamp the tractor image from Harvest of Blessings in black StazOn and the basket image onto the smaller tag
  • Use a blender pen and inks to color the images (I used Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake)
  • Stampe the sentiment onto the smaller tag with black StazOn
  • Stamp the verse onto a strip of Naturals Ivory that measures 5/8" x 3 1/2" using black StazOn
  • Flag both ends of the strip and adhere to larger tag with dimensionals
  • Tie some linen thread through two of the Basic Metal buttons and adhere to tags
  • I adhered my tags to the sticks with scotch tape but glue dots would work, too

  • 3 weeks of FABULOUS card ideas - 18 different sets (not including our two Preview sets). 
  • Each SET is presented with 4 cards...for a total of 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE!
  • Each Saturday we will each do a small favor as a bonus item using the same set we use during the week.   These WILL be displayed publicly but only subscribers will see the cards!
  • Featuring designers:  Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Nicole Tugrul, Connie Babbert, and Mary Brown
The Create with Connie and Mary Card Create-tions session runs from March 30 thru April 19!
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Harvest of Blessings; Paper-Naturals Ivory; Ink- black StazOn, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Circles framelits, Basic Metal buttons, blender pen, linen thread, dimensionals

Friday, April 4, 2014

Peachy Keen Filmed

Good morning, Friends! Ahhh! It's Friday! We will be leaving for Denver later today. Nick has two soccer games this weekend. And that's all the traveling to the East Slope we will have to do this season! Woohoo! That will help save some money - lol! It's nice when we can do a double header like this and don't have to come back. And I think the roads should be ok for us too! Nick is enjoying his last day of Spring Break! I am really excited about school starting up again on Monday! Maybe I'll get something done - lol!

Today's card was the first one I made for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch for this week. Not my favorite and that's why the other one was posted. But I don't hate it either. Anyway, it is what it is - lol!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a panel of Coastal Cabana to card
  • Adhere three strips of Fresh Prints designer paper to card
  • Cut the frame from Crumb Cake card stock using the On Film framelits dies and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp sentiment from Peachy Keen in Real Red onto a piece of Whisper White and adhere to a piece of Real Red card stock then adhere to card
  • Punch three flowers from Coastal Cabana using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add rhinestones to flower centers
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peachy Keen; Paper- Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Fresh Prints designer paper; Ink- Real Red; Accessories- On Film framelits, itty bitty shapes punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CCMC 297

Good morning everyone! It's time for another great Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge! This week we have a sketch! Take a look!


And my card...


I had another card planned for this sketch but didn't like it so I started over and this is what evolved! I will share my other card - maybe - if I'm brave enough - lol! I really like the way this one came out! I pulled out a set that I hadn't used in a while but still really love! 

  • Card base is Pear Pizzazz
  • Adhere three strips of Gingham Garden designer paper to card base
  • Stamp the vine image from Thoughts & Prayers in Pear Pizzazz onto Whisper White and the sentiment in Night of Navy
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Night of Navy then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the itty bitty shapes punch pack to punch 10 flowers from Daffodil Delight
  • I give each petal a small snip and then adhere to stamped image with a glue dot
  • A rhinestone is added to each flower center and then curl the flower petals up
Love the spring-like look of this card! Just makes me happy!! 

Are you a subscriber to the Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions edition? If you are then you have seen some amazing card set ideas! WOW!! If you aren't… why not sign up today? You will still get to see all the ideas shown and be able to download all the tutorials for the card sets! There are still two more weeks of wonderful ideas to share!! Need more reasons to subscribe? Check this out…


  • 3 weeks of FABULOUS card ideas - 18 different sets (not including our two Preview sets). 
  • Each SET is presented with 4 cards...for a total of 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE!
  • Each Saturday we will each do a small favor as a bonus item using the same set we use during the week.   These WILL be displayed publicly but only subscribers will see the cards!
  • Featuring designers:  Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Nicole Tugrul, Connie Babbert, and Mary Brown
The Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions PREVIEW starts March 25 and the session runs from March 30 thru April 19! Sign up for only $19.95!!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Thoughts & Prayers; Paper- Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden designer paper; Ink- Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy; Accessories- itty bitty shapes punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals