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Dragonfly Dreams for CCMC454

There are several bundles from the Occasions Catalog that I have yet to work with.  So for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge, I pulled out the DRAGONFLY DREAMS Bundle for my card.  But before I get too far ahead, let’s take a look at the colors we are featuring this week.

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Beautiful combination, don’t you think??  I wanted a soft watercolor look to go with DRAGONFLY DREAMS so I paired it up with products from the April My Paper Pumpkin.

Dragonfly Dreams by becreativewithnicole.com

I used the card base and one of the watercolor papers from the kit.  Everything else was from my regular stash of products.

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The water coloring shows off all three of our colors this week.  I used my aqua painter and ink pads to create the look.  I also added color to the rest of the background, a little bit of Island Indigo.  I used that same color for the dragonfly die cuts and added a bit of Wink of Stella to each to make them sparkle.

Dragonfly Dreams

The inside of the card had to be embellished as well.  The stamps from the kit along with the washi tape worked out beautifully.  The Mother’s Day sentiment on the front of the card was pulled from Oh So Succulent, I thought it was a wonderful greeting to go along with the MPP stamps.  Nice to get a head start on Mother’s Day this year!

Dragonfly Dreams by becreativewithnicole.com

How about giving these gorgeous colors a try??  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary to check out all the Design Team samples for inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Balloon Adventure For CCMC453

We’ve got a fun sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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So many ways to be creative with this sketch!!  My little guy is turning 4 this month so I used the challenge to get ready for this birthday with the Balloon Adventure Bundle.

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Lots of bright colors, perfect for Sammy! I even went crazy and stamped all over the inside to make the card extra special.

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You definitely need to check out all the other gorgeous cards that the Design Team made.  Just stop over at Create with Connie and Mary to take a look.  I hope we inspire you to create your own card and share it with us on Facebook.

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Cool Treats for CCMC452

I’ve been on a break for the last two months, but I’m starting to post cards again since I love stamping so much!  I’ve teamed up again with Create with Connie and Mary for the challenges they do on Thursdays and this week we have a beautiful color challenge.

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So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach and Sahara Sand are gorgeous together, especially with spring starting.  I went with COOL TREATS and created a yummy orange creamsicle card.

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Peek-a-boo Peach is such a delicious color for COOL TREATS ice cream cones.  All of my family love orange creamsicle ice cream so this color combination was an easy one to work with.

Tasty Treats

I created a melted ice cream background using watercolor paper and an aqua painter with the Peek-a-boo Peach ink pad.  A few die cut sprinkles add some fun and we all know I love sprinkles and confetti!  Lastly, the sentiment was stamped on slender banners to layer below the ice cream.

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For more ideas using these beautiful colors, stop by Create with Connie and Mary.  We’d love to inspire you and see what you come up with!

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Up in the Air

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is UP IN THE AIR.

This was a great opportunity to make a card for my best friend who is always a superhero for me.

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I combined a couple of sets, EVERYDAY HERO and LIFT ME UP.  They work together beautifully!  The clouds and the sentiment from Lift Me Up was a perfect compliment to the superhero!  I made it bold and colorful and just love how it turned out!  If you’d like to give this a try, check out my supply list below.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Everyday Hero, Lift Me Up

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

ACCESSORIES:   Sunburst Thinlit, Layering Circles Framelits, Versa Marker, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, dimensionals, SNAIL

The February Mini Session is here!  We have brought you lots of new ideas with new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

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  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

You can subscribe by visiting CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us!!

Now, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Red and White Plus 1

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is RED & WHITE PLUS 1.

I created a Valentine for my husband with the new NAILED IT Bundle.  He is a general contractor, so this was just perfect!

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For my plus 1 color, I used Silver Foil paper on the saw.  The rest of the card is pretty clean and simple so the cut out saw would really stand out.

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I have included a supply list below so you can make your own NAILED IT card.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Nailed It

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil

ACCESSORIES:   Build It Framelits, Real Red Marker, Basic Black Marker, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, dimensionals, SNAIL

The February Mini Session is here!  We have brought you lots of new ideas with new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

CCMFebSession

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

You can subscribe by visiting CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us!!

Now, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: February 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 Color Fusers Blog Hop!  Each month we work with a group of colors to bring you inspiration.  Check out the fabulous colors we have to work with this month.

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We only have to use three of the colors, but I love the challenge of using all four!  I was able to pull it off using the fun COOL TREATS bundle from the Occasions Catalog.

Cool Treats by becreativewithnicole.com

 

It ended up being quite easy to incorporate all the colors with this stamp set.  It all started with the Peekaboo Peach paper from the TASTY TREATS Specialty DSP.  It provided a wonderful background to work with.

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Lots of details went into the rest of the card.  A fun sundae was placed in a set of circles and surrounded by the sentiment.  I love how the sentiment circles around the focal point.  It’s a unique way to do a greeting for sure!  I had originally placed the words in a zig zag pattern but really loved it when I thought to put it along the top and bottom.

Cool Treats by becreativewithnicole.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed this COOL TREATS idea!  It was so much fun to create for you!  Now it’s time to move on to all of the other Design Team members blogs and check out their amazing creations!

Thank you so much for hopping along with the Color Fusers!! I hope we have inspired you to create something of your own with our colors this month!

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Love is in the Air

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is LOVE IS IN THE AIR.

I went with the obvious choice and used LIFT ME UP for my card today.  It’s a simple design which is my favorite lately!

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I thought about doing this on watercolor paper and adding a wash of blue for the sky, but instead I went with the WATERCOLOR WASH background stamp.  This is one of my favorite backgrounds ever made and it was perfect for this card.

Lift Me up

I added the sentiment in Dapper Denim, it’s a nice complimentary color to Soft Sky.  The balloon was a combination of Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder.  The pink balloon stand out nicely against the blue sky and white clouds.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Lift Me Up, Watercolor Wash Background

INKS:  Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, Watermelon Wonder

PAPER:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo

ACCESSORIES:   Up & Away Thinlits, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, dimensionals, SNAIL

The February Mini Session is on it’s way!  We have brought you lots of new ideas with new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

CCMFebSession

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

You can subscribe by visiting CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us!!

Now, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Kid’s Birthday

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is KID’S BIRTHDAY.

My little guy is turning 4 soon so I did a fun little CUSTOM TEE card for his birthday.

Custom Tee by becreativewithnicole.com

I love the simplicity of this card!  The sentiment was done with three coordinating shades of blue…Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim.

Custom Tee

The shirt itself is done with Marina Mist ink and cardstock.  I could have added more, but I think this clean and crisp design is perfect as it is.  Change up the sentiment and colors for just about any occasion!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Custom Tee

INKS:  Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Dapper Denim

PAPER:  Whisper White, Marina Mist

ACCESSORIES:   Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, dimensionals

Now, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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