Monday, June 30, 2014

Simple Vase

Hello everyone! Here is a super simple card! But I do love it! Hope you do, too!!

  • Card base is Island Indigo
  • Scallop the top of a piece of Whisper White with the scallop edge border punch
  • Stamp the vase and stem image from the Pictogram Punches stamp set in Wild Wasabi onto the punched piece and stamp again onto another piece of Whisper White with Pool Party ink and cut the vase out
  • Adhere the Pool Party vase over the Wild Wasabi vase
  • Stamp the greeting from Petite Pairs onto the panel with Island Indigo ink
  • Tie a piece of Pool Party 1/4" cotton ribbon around panel and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch three flowers from Crushed Curry ink with the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add rhinestones to flower centers
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Pictogram Punches, Petite Pairs; Paper- Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White; Ink- Pool party, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo; Accessories- Pool Party 1/4" cotton ribbon, scallop edge border punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Toucan Cutie

Hello everyone! Another new and cute stamp set! Love these little animals!

  • Card base is Coastal Cabana
  • Run a piece of Coastal Cabana through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder
  • Use the dotted ribbon scallop punch to punch a strip of Daffodil Delight and adhere to embossed piece then adhere to card base
  • Adhere a piece of Pumpkin Pie to a piece of Whisper White and round the bottom left hand corner
  • Stamp the greeting from Little Buddy Birthday using Tuxedo Black Momento ink to the Whisper White piece then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the toucan image onto a piece of Whisper White and color with blendabilites: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler
  • Cut out the image and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Daffodil Delight card stock and adhere to card
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
We are starting week 2 at Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection! It's not to late to sign up and get all the great projects! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Little Buddy Birthday; Paper- Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento, blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- itty bitty accents punch pack, Large Polka Dots embossing folder, dotted ribbon scallop punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Saturday, June 28, 2014

CCMC Summer Week 1

Good morning, everyone! I hope you are ready for a great weekend! Create with Connie and Mary has just finished week 1 of the Summer Collection! At the end of each week, we have a fun challenge for the public side of the special edition! This first week we are ending with a fun sketch to work with!


And my card...


The theme for the projects this first week was Graphic Elements and Topography. For my project this first week, I used the Work of Art stamp set so I thought I would use it for this sketch challenge. I love this set! So very versatile and compliments so many of our other stamp sets! My Color Coach told me that Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive would look great together! Yep!!

  • Card base is Soft Sky
  • Run another piece of Soft Sky card stock through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder and adhere to card base
  • On another piece of Soft Sky card stock, stamp the chevron image from Work of Art stamp set twice using Soft Sky ink
  • Flag the end of a strip of Moonlight designer paper and adhere to stamped panel then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the "swoosh" image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Soft Sky ink then stamp the sentiment over that using Old Olive ink and punch out using the extra large oval punch
  • Adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Blackberry Bliss using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card then add a rhinestone
Check out what the other designers did with this sketch at the Create with Connie and Mary site! Feel free to join us and show us your creation using this sketch! Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Collection and see all the fun we are having over there! It's not too late and you will still have access to everything that has been shared so far! 



Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Work of Art; Paper- Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Soft Sky, Old Olive; Accessories- Honeycomb embossing folder, itty bitty accents punch pack, extra large oval punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Friday, June 27, 2014

Retro 118

Hello everyone! Today's card was inspired by an older sketch at Retro Sketches.

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Use the itty bitty accents punch pack to punch hearts from Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Pool Party card stocks then use the Word Bubbles framelits to cut the shape
  • Adhere the shapes to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Four You using Old Olive ink onto the card base
  • Add rhinestones to the each heart cut out
Super simple! Have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Four You; Paper- Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Blushing Bride; Ink- Old Olive; Accessories- itty bitty accents punch pack, Word Bubbles framelits, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, June 26, 2014

CCMC 309

Good morning, Friends! It's time for another fabulous challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a sketch to work with! Take a look at this fun sketch!


Very simple and lots of fun! Here's my card.


I love the greetings in the Something to Say stamp set! They have a sort of outside and inside greeting! Like for this card, the stamp for the inside says, "for your cute little someone!" Isn't that awesome? Of course you could use both sentiments on the outside of your card or the inside. Lots of options! And then there are the three little images that coordinate perfectly with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack! On to the details of the card...

  • Card base is Lost Lagoon
  • Use the scallop edge border punch to scallop a strip of Basic Grey
  • Adhere the scalloped strip to the back of a piece of Moonlight designer paper then adhere to card
  • Flag the end of a strip of Hello Honey card stock and run through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • Adhere embossed banner to card with dimensionals
  • Use the Word Bubbles framelits to cut the shape from Whisper White
  • Stamp the sentiment from Something to Say in Basic Grey inside the die cut shape and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the heart from Something to Say onto Lost Lagoon card stock using Lost Lagoon ink and punch out with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack
  • Adhere heart to card and add a rhinestone
We are finishing up week 1 of the Summer Collection over at Create with Connie and Mary! Such fun and wonderful projects are being shared! If you aren't a subscriber yet, it's not to late to join the party! You can still join and enjoy all the fabulous projects that have been shared so far! Need more reasons to sign up? Check this out!


So what is Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 all about? 
  • 4 FABULOUS weeks filled with wonderful ideas featuring the products from the NEW 2014-15 catalog!
  • 18 EXCLUSIVE 3D projects suitable for classes and stamp camps...most completed within 2 hours!
  • PLUS 24 card ideas seen ONLY by our subscribers (6 stamp sets with 4 cards each)
As with ALL of our collections...
  • Our projects are ONLY available to our subscribers...we never show the collection projects online (ONLY the Preview Projects are shown)
  • EACH project has a full downloadable PICTURE tutorial that continues all the information you need to recreate the project!
  • Less than $1 per project!
Summer Collection runs June 22-July 12!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Something to Say; Paper- Lost Lagoon, Hello Honeycomb, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, Word Bubbles framelits, rhinestone, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eclectic Crumb Cake

Hello everyone! More CASEing from the Stampin' Success magazine!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the dots image from Kinda Eclectic onto the card base using Crumb Cake ink several times
  • Stamp the dots image onto a strip of Lost Lagoon using Lost Lagoon ink and then again onto Crushed Curry card stock using Crushed Curry ink
  • Flag the end of the Crushed Curry strip then adhere to the Lost Lagoon piece
  • Adhere strips to card base
  • Cut the shape from Whisper White card stock using the Deco Labels framelits
  • Stamp the leaf image in Wild Wasabi onto the label
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the label using Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy and Lost Lagoon markers
  • Adhere label to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of white baker's twine through a vintage faceted button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic; Paper- Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White; Ink- Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, and Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy and Lost Lagoon markers; Accessories- Deco Labels framelits, white baker's twine, vintage faceted buttons, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

You're A Star

Hello everyone! Fun with a new stamp set! Enjoy!

  • Card base is Basic Grey
  • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the moon and stars images from Pictogram Punches with Hello Honey ink
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Moonlight designer paper and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White using Basic Grey ink and flag the end then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a star from silver glimmer paper with the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere over the star in the sentiment with a glue dot
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Pictogram Punches; Paper- Basic Grey, Whisper White, silver glimmer paper, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Hello Honey, Basic Grey; Accessories- itty bitty accents punch pack, dimensionals

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pumpkin Bloom

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite cards that I've made in quite a while! Enjoy!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a piece of Moonlight designer paper to the front of the Whisper White card
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White the shape for the card and then cut a piece of vellum that is 1/4" larger for the layer behind
  • Stamp the flower image from Blended Bloom onto the Whisper White piece using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Color the flower with Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamp the greetings from Something to Say in Tuxedo Black Momento ink then adhere to vellum piece
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Color three rhinestones using the Pumpkin Pie blendabilities and adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Blended Bloom, Something to Say; Paper- Whisper White, vellum, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, June 22, 2014

FTL 295

Good morning everyone! Today's card was inspired by the sketch at clean&simple.

  • Card base is Lost Lagoon
  • Stamp the dots from Dotty Angles on the card base using Lost Lagoon ink
  • Cut the word bubble shapes from Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Pool Party and Pink Pirouette card stocks using Word Bubbles framelits and adhere to card
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' using Lost Lagoon ink and cut out using the Word Bubbles framelits and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Rich Razzleberry using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Adhere a rhinestone to flower center
Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection kicks off today! Don't miss out on all the great projects that will be shared! I hope to see you there!


So what is Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 all about? 

  • 4 FABULOUS weeks filled with wonderful ideas featuring the products from the NEW 2014-15 catalog!
  • 18 EXCLUSIVE 3D projects suitable for classes and stamp camps...most completed within 2 hours!
  • PLUS 24 card ideas seen ONLY by our subscribers (6 stamp sets with 4 cards each)
As with ALL of our collections...
  • Our projects are ONLY available to our subscribers...we never show the collection projects online (ONLY the Preview Projects are shown)
  • EACH project has a full downloadable PICTURE tutorial that continues all the information you need to recreate the project!
  • Less than $1 per project!
Summer Collection runs June 22-July 12!
Create with Connie and Mary
Summer Collection 2014

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Dotty Angles, Just Sayin'; Paper- Lost Lagoon, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Whisper White; Ink- Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Word Bubbles framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kinda Just for You

Good morning everyone! I am pre posting the next couple of weeks of posts because I am in Brazil!! Woohoo!! So I won't say a lot. I don't know how much access I will have to internet so that's the reason for the pre posting. If I do have access then I will try to update my posts so you all know what we are doing down here! 

Today's card was inspired and CASE'd from the recent Stampin' Success magazine. The design in the magazine was actually on a treat bag. I just transferred it to a card! I just love this stamp set and they had three great designs for me to copy - lol! 

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the sunburst image from Kinda Eclectic onto the card base using the Whisper White craft pad
  • Run a strip of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and flag both ends then adhere to card base
  • Stamp the dots image onto a banner Essentials Wooden Element using Lost Lagoon ink and adhere to card
  • Stamp the larger butterfly image onto Crushed Curry card stock using Crushed Curry ink and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly punch then adhere to card
  • Add a small string of sequins to butterfly body
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto card with black StazOn ink
Create with Connie and Mary are getting ready to kick off the Summer Collection! Don't miss out! Early Bird pricing is ending soon!! Hope to see you there!


Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic; Paper- Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Crushed Curry; Ink- Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White craft; Accessories- Essentials Wooden Elements, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Elegant Butterfly punch, gold sequins

Friday, June 20, 2014

colourQ challenge 245

Hello everyone! In a few short hours my son and I will be on a plane with other boys from the soccer team and some of their parents and flying to Brazil! Woohoo! We are so excited!! We actually get there tomorrow morning so that will throw our bodies into some kind of weirdness but it will all be worth it! We can't wait!! I hope you are enjoying Preview Week at Create with Connie and Mary! Today Natasha and Debbie have blog candy to share so be sure to check that out!

Today's card was inspired by the color challenge at colourQ. I substituted Hello Honey for Summer Starfruit and I thought that this stamp set would work great with these colors!

  • Card base is Hello Honey
  • Adhere a piece of Moonlight designer paper to the card base
  • Stamp the sunburst image from Kinda Eclectic onto a piece of Whisper White using Hello Honey ink
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Pacific Point and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the butterfly image onto Whisper White using Coastal Cabana ink and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly punch then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto a strip of Whisper White using Pacific Point ink and adhere to butterfly
  • Punch a flower from Calypso Coral using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to butterfly
  • Add a Pacific Point candy dot to flower center

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Hello Honey, Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point; Accessories- Elegant Butterfly punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CCMC 308 Summer Collection Design Team Blog Hop


Good morning, Friends! Today is Thursday and that means another fun and fabulous challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! And this is also Preview Week for their Summer Collection! So they thought it would be really fun to do a design team blog hop for this week! Love it! Early Bird pricing ends this week so be sure to catch the deal now before it's too late! 

You may have landed here from Debbie Henderson's blog or maybe this is your first stop on the hop. Either way I am glad you are here and I hope you enjoy the entire hop! To go to the next blog, just click on the button at the bottom of this post and continue on your journey. But first I want to show you the fabulous colors that we are being challenged with this week!                                         


Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry! Now don't those colors say "summer" or what! Love the bright bold colors for our challenge! Here's how I put them all together.


This is a pretty simple card. Lots of white space to calm those colors down - lol!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Make a tag from Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Stamp the Hardwood background stamp in VersaMark onto the tag and emboss with clear emboss powder
  • Thread a piece of Crushed Curry 3/4" chevron ribbon through the hole in the tag and secure it by tying a piece of white baker's twine around it
  • Use the dotted ribbon scallop punch to punch a scallop strip of Real Red card stock and adhere to tag
  • Adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Punch three butterflies from Crushed Curry card stock using the bitty butterfly punch and adhere to tag
  • Add rhinestones to each butterfly
  • Stamp greeting from Something to Say in Real Red onto a strip of Whisper White and flag the end then adhere to card
There you have it! Now be sure to visit Natasha's blog to see her gorgeous creation! And don't forget to sign up for the Summer Collection at Create with Connie and Mary! You will not be disappointed!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Hardwood background, Something to Say; Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Real Red; Ink- VersaMark, Real Red; Accessories- Crushed Curry 3/4" chevron ribbon, white baker's twine, bitty butterfly punch, rhinestones, dotted ribbon scallop punch, clear emboss powder, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CCMC Preview and Blog Candy

Good morning, Friends! I hope you have been enjoying the Create with Connie and Mary Preview Week! Lots of fun stuff going on! I hope you are not missing out on the Blog Candy!! Today it's my turn to offer blog candy! Woohoo! I am SO excited to be a part of the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection! I just love new stuff and the new Stampin' Up! catalog is filled with so many wonderful new products! It was really hard to choose which sets I wanted to use for this collection. But I was able to narrow it down. Honeycomb Hello is one of my chosen sets!

  • Card Base is Whisper White cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and folded in half
  • Stamp the heart image from Honeycomb Hello randomly on the card base using Blushing Bride ink (some of the images are stamped without re-inking)
  • Use the Hexagon Hive thinlit to cut the shape from Whisper White (NOTE - use a piece of waxed paper between the card stock and the thinlit to make the removal of the card stock from the thinlit much easier)
  • Use paper snips to cut away the edges of the die cut
  • Adhere die cut to card base with dimensionals
  • Cut the heart shape from Whisper White using the Hearts Collection framelits
  • Stamp the ampersand image in Blushing Bride and the "you" and "me" stamps in Basic Grey onto the heart
  • Adhere heart to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the heart image onto a piece of Whisper White and punch out with the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to the small heart
So now for the fun part! Blog Candy!! Here's how you can enter to win blog candy... All you need to do is leave a comment to enter! Easy, right?! Here's the catch... You have to leave your comment TODAY!! Good luck to all of you! Winners will be announced on the Create with Connie and Mary site at the end of the week! So keep checking back! 


I made this simple card for Preview Week. If you would like to see the other cards I did using this set you will need to be a subscriber of the Summer Collection! I encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing! I hope to see you all at the Summer Collection!

So what is Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 all about? 
  • 4 FABULOUS weeks filled with wonderful ideas featuring the products from the NEW 2014-15 catalog!
  • 18 EXCLUSIVE 3D projects suitable for classes and stamp camps...most completed within 2 hours!
  • PLUS 24 card ideas seen ONLY by our subscribers (6 stamp sets with 4 cards each)
As with ALL of our collections...
  • Our projects are ONLY available to our subscribers...we never show the collection projects online (ONLY the Preview Projects are shown)
  • EACH project has a full downloadable PICTURE tutorial that continues all the information you need to recreate the project!
  • Less than $1 per project!
Summer Collection runs June 22-July 12!
Create with Connie and Mary
Summer Collection 2014
EARLY BIRD $24.95 US
save $5 off the regular $29.95 price

Card Recipe: Stamps- Honeycomb Hello; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Blushing Bride, Basic Grey; Accessories- Hexagon Hive thinlit, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, rhinestone, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blended Vases and CCMC Blog Candy

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! We are busy around here trying to make sure we have everything we need for our big trip! Looks like we will need to do some shopping today. Nick needs a few more things and there are the toiletries and basic items. I also think we need another suitcase. We have one big one but I think we need another. We will see what we can find. And then there is all his soccer stuff that will need to be packed... I guess I had better make a list!!

Today's card was inspired by a sketch at Try Stamping on Tuesday. It's an older one but I love it! I also wanted to try my blendabilities with this stamp, Vivid Vases. Turned out very bright and cheerful!

  • Card base is Old Olive
  • Adhere a piece of Daffodil Delight to the card base
  • Stamp the image from Vivid Vases onto a piece of Whisper White with black Momento ink and color using the Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Basic Black and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a strip of Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry to the stamped panel that has the ends flagged
  • Punch a flower from Daffodil Delight using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
Create with Connie and Mary are introducing two of the Summer Collection designers! And they are offering blog candy!! Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see who they are and how to enter to win some blog candy! Don't forget that this is the last week to get early bird pricing on the Summer Collection! 



So what is Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 all about? 
  • 4 FABULOUS weeks filled with wonderful ideas featuring the products from the NEW 2014-15 catalog!
  • 18 EXCLUSIVE 3D projects suitable for classes and stamp camps...most completed within 2 hours!
  • PLUS 24 card ideas seen ONLY by our subscribers (6 stamp sets with 4 cards each)
As with ALL of our collections...
  • Our projects are ONLY available to our subscribers...we never show the collection projects online (ONLY the Preview Projects are shown)
  • EACH project has a full downloadable PICTURE tutorial that continues all the information you need to recreate the project!
  • Less than $1 per project!
Summer Collection runs June 22-July 12!
Create with Connie and Mary
Summer Collection 2014

EARLY BIRD $24.95 US

save $5 off the regular $29.95 price

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Vivid Vases; Paper- Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Ink- black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive; Accessories- itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestone, dimensionals

Monday, June 16, 2014

Day 1 Preview Week and Masculine Age

Good morning, Friends! Well, it's only four more nights till we leave! Wow!! I can't believe it's here! Last minute things to do this week including laundry. I need Nick to figure out if he has enough clothes to take. And I know we will be able to do laundry there but it's easier if we don't have to. Getting SO excited!! I will have my cards ready to post without me in case I have no internet access. I should but you just never know... So we all went for another mountain bike ride yesterday. I wore a tank top and now my shoulders are sporting a pretty good sunburn. Not terrible but it is uncomfortable. And Nick did the entire trail on his unicycle! Wow! I was so impressed! He is really good! So much fun!

Today's card was a totally different card in my mind but this is what emerged. Not my favorite but I thought it made for a nice masculine birthday card.

  • Card base is Lost Lagoon
  • Run a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the On Film framelits dies
  • Stamp the greeting from Age Awareness in Basic Grey onto a piece of Moonlight designer paper and adhere to the die cut piece
  • Tie some linen thread around the bottom of die cut piece and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the candles onto a piece of Whisper White using Lost Lagoon ink and punch out with the 3/4" circle punch
  • Adhere circle to a piece of Basic Grey that was punched with the 1" circle punch then adhere to an Essentials Wooden Elements circle then adhere to card
Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection Preview Week is live!! You have a chance to win blog candy!! Just go to Create with Connie and Mary and find out how! Mary has a really fun project for you to see and you can download the tutorial for FREE! This is just a taste of what the entire Summer Collection is all about! So we hope that you will sign up! This is the last week of Early Bird pricing! 


So what is Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 all about? 
  • 4 FABULOUS weeks filled with wonderful ideas featuring the products from the NEW 2014-15 catalog!
  • 18 EXCLUSIVE 3D projects suitable for classes and stamp camps...most completed within 2 hours!
  • PLUS 24 card ideas seen ONLY by our subscribers (6 stamp sets with 4 cards each)
As with ALL of our collections...
  • Our projects are ONLY available to our subscribers...we never show the collection projects online (ONLY the Preview Projects are shown)
  • EACH project has a full downloadable PICTURE tutorial that continues all the information you need to recreate the project!
  • Less than $1 per project!
Summer Collection runs June 22-July 12!
Create with Connie and Mary
Summer Collection 2014
EARLY BIRD $24.95 US

save $5 off the regular $29.95 price

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Age Awareness; Paper- Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Basic Grey, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- On Film framelits, Essentials Wooden Elements, linen thread, dimensionals

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blackberry Cake

Good morning, Friends! And Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful hard working dads out there! Especially mine! Love you, Dad!! Yesterday we rented a mountain bike for me and went for a great ride! The weather was pretty nice - maybe the wind could have been a little less - but it was a great day! I am going to try a different bike today and we will ride again. I really love mountain biking! Woohoo! So glad to be doing it again and I can't wait to get a bike! This is what my husband wanted for Father's Day and he says he's having a great weekend so far! A little barbecue tonight and sports on the TV to finish it all off!

Today's card didn't turn out quite like I had planned. But I got to this point and didn't know what else to do so this is it. Quick, simple and very mailable... 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the words from Age Awareness onto the card base using Blackberry Bliss
  • Adhere two pieces of Moonlight designer paper above and below the greeting
  • Stamp the candles in Hello Honey onto a piece of Whisper White and punch out with the 3/4" circle punch
  • Punch a circle from Blackberry Bliss using the 1" circle punch and adhere to stamped circle
  • Adhere circles to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to candle flames
Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection Preview Week starts tomorrow! Be sure to stop by everyday to what little surprises are in store! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Age Awareness; Paper- Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey; Accessories- 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Butterfly Kindness

Hello everyone! I hope you all survived the full moon AND Friday the 13th! Whew! Sometimes the full moon affects my sleeping but last night I was able to sleep fully! Ahhh!! I really needed that! We had been watching the Rockies on TV and then we switched to our local news but the hockey game was still on. So we watched that. What a game!! It's always heartbreaking for the losing team because you know that they were fighting just as hard. Anyway, we finally went to bed before the news came on. And it looks like my Rockies ended up winning! Woohoo! That would have been a good game to watch as they were behind when we turned it off. Today we will be watching more World Cup soccer! So fun! And Nick's coach had the boys fill out a bracket so that makes it even more fun! I can't believe that is where we will be next week!

Today's card is the last of my cards that I did for stamp club this month. I do think this is my favorite stamp set! I just love it! I used an older sketch from Retro Sketches to help with the layout and then used the colors from the Moonlight designer paper.

  • Card base is Lost Lagoon
  • Round the bottom corners of a piece of Moonlight designer paper and adhere to a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock
  • Adhere a strip of Basic Grey
  • Round the bottom corners of a piece of Hello Honey
  • Stamp the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic in Hello Honey onto the Hello Honey card stock
  • Use the Basic Grey and Lost Lagoon markers to ink up the sentiment and stamp over the sunburst
  • Adhere stamped panel to the other panel
  • Tie a piece of Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon around panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp butterfly image onto Whisper White card stock using Lost Lagoon ink and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly punch and adhere to card
  • Punch a butterfly from vellum using the bitty butterfly punch and adhere to other butterfly
  • Add rhinestones
There you have it! Don't forget that the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection Preview Week starts tomorrow! Be sure to check each day to see all kinds of fun goodies! I do hope you take advantage of their Early Bird pricing! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic; Paper- Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Basic Grey and Lost Lagoon markers; Accessories- Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon, Project Life corner rounder, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Friday, June 13, 2014

Work of Hearts

Good morning, Friends! Some days I feel like the day slipped away from me and I didn't get done near what I wanted! Yesterday was one of those days. I did get done some important things but they weren't necessarily on my schedule - lol! So now I am all out of whack! I hope to focus today and get a lot done and organized because the countdown to my trip has begun!! Less than a week!! Nick and I are getting SO excited!! And the World Cup has begun! We didn't get to see yesterday's game because of a haircut. But nothing is planned today so we are going to be watching!!

Today's card is the third of the stamp club cards for this month. I kinda sorta got the layout from the catalog. Had to change it up to make it work but I do like how this turned out!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and adhere to card
  • round the upper left hand corner of a piece of Whisper White using the corner rounder
  • Stamp the "swoosh" image from Work of Art using So Saffron ink
  • Snip the end of a strip of Smoky Slate and stamp the first part of the sentiment onto the strip using Smoky Slate ink then adhere strip to stamped panel
  • Stamp the "you" in Smoky Slate ink onto the Whisper White panel
  • Adhere panel to card
  • Stamp the heart image twice onto a piece of Whisper White using Strawberry Slush ink and cut out
  • Adhere hearts to card with dimensionals and add rhinestones
Pretty simple! Preview Week for the Summer Collection at Create with Connie and Mary starts next week! We are so excited to show you some really great projects using new catalog product! Early Bird pricing is going on now so don't miss out! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Work of Art; Paper- Whisper White, Smoky Slate; Ink- So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CCMC 307

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


A pretty simple sketch! I changed up the elements a bit but still stayed true to the sketch. Take a look!


After I had made the banner up, I wasn't sure that I wanted another banner coming out from behind. So that's how I came up with some fringe! I thought it made for a fun card!

  • Card base is Tangerine Tango
  • Emboss a piece of Tangerine Tango with the Arrows embossing folder and adhere to card
  • Stamp the sentiment from Perfect Pennants in Garden Green onto Whisper White and cut out using the Banners framelits
  • Stamp the sentiment again onto Whisper White using Tangerine Tango ink and cut out just the middle part and adhere this to the banner
  • Use the fringe scissors to fringe the end of a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock and adhere to back of banner
  • Adhere banner to card with dimensionals
  • Cut a strip of silver glimmer paper and adhere to card
  • Stamp two stars from the Perfect Pennants set onto Whisper White using Crushed Curry ink and cut out then adhere them to the card (one is adhered to the strip and the other is adhered with dimensionals)
  • Add a Night of Navy candy dot
The color combination came from Flowerpot designer paper. I love how they look together! You can find more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team at Create with Connie and Mary! And be sure to sign up for the Summer Collection! So many fun new products to show you!! They have early bird pricing going on right now so take advantage! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants; Paper- Tangerine Tango, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, silver glimmer paper; Ink- Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango; Accessories- Arrows embossing folder, Banners framelits, fringe scissors, Regals candy dots, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Silhouette Thank You

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is going super! It seems to be going really fast anyway!! I do need it to slow down just a bit - lol! Let me catch up! It looks like it might rain today. That would be nice. Keep the temperatures down and give us a little moisture. We will see. I think it will just blow and give us a lot of dust - ugh!

Today's card was another that we did at club earlier this week. I just love the look of Blackberry Bliss! Such a rich color. This is a pretty simple card!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Use the corner rounder to round the top left hand corner of the card base
  • Adhere a strip of Moonlight designer paper to the left side of a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock
  • Round the top left hand corner of the Blackberry Bliss with the corner rounder and adhere to card base
  • Stamp the branch from Serene Silhouettes in Basic Grey onto a piece of Whisper White and round the top left hand corner with the corner rounder
  • Flag one end of a strip of Hello Honey card stock and adhere to stamped panel then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment from Something to Say in Blackberry Bliss and punch out with the oval punch
  • Adhere greeting to a piece of Basic Grey that was punched with the scalloped oval punch ten adhere to card
  • Punch a flower from Hello Honey card stock using the itty bitty accents punches, adhere to card and add a rhinestone
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Serene Silhouettes, Something to Say; Paper- Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Basic Grey, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- corner rounder, oval punch, scallop oval punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestone, dimensionals