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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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
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    • 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)
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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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Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS.

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I went with my favorite bokeh technique to create a beautiful sparkly card with SANTA’S SLEIGH.

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The softness of the Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White craft ink create a lovely background for the sparkly silver glimmer reindeer.

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I added a punch of color with a Tempting Turquoise wreath and the sentiment embossed in black.  The sentiment was actually taken from CHRISTMAS PINES.  I liked the font and the size of the sentiment complimented the reindeer.

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If you’d like to make your own bokeh reindeer card, check out the supply list below.

UPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Santa’s Sleigh, Christmas Pines

INKS:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White Craft ink, VersaMark

PAPER:  Whisper White, Silver glimmer, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo

ACCESSORIES:  Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit Dies, Fancy Frost Sequins,Black embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Stampin Sponge, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Next, 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.

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Sparkly Reindeer

I’ve gone clean and simple today with the beautiful SANTA’S SLEIGH BUNDLE.

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I love white on white for the card base and top layer.  The gold glimmer reindeer really stands out and sparkles this way!  I added embossing for more interest and dimension.  The PINE BOUGH Embossing Folder is just perfect for a clean and simple look in white.

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Adding in a sentiment with EMERALD ENVY gives just a hint of color and really pops on this card.  This has been my color of choice so far for Christmas, I just love it!

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Spooky Fun Watercolor

Remember the Galaxy Watercolor Technique that I shared awhile back??  Well, I gave this same technique a try for a spooky Halloween night scene.

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I layered color onto watercolor paper to give a dark spooky night for my SPOOKY FUN Halloween card.  The picture doesn’t do the background justice, there are little bits of yellow and green showing through in areas to give this card a unique look.

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Most of the card consists of die cuts from the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE.  I went with Night of Navy as my main color to do something a little different since I am always featuring black for this type of card.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you how to do the background and see if I can come up with some better pictures to show how beautiful the watercolor looks.

In the meantime, did you know that the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now??  We have done all the hard work for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

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Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

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  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
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Spooky Fun Mini Treat Bag

Today’s idea is one that I’ve been thinking about for a few days now and finally got a chance to make last night.  I’ve combined SPOOKY FUN with a MINI TREAT BAG to create a Halloween card.

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Have you notice that I’m a bit obsessed with the MINI TREAT BAG cards???  I think this is the third one this week….but they are just so fun to create!

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I thought it would be cool to have a scene inside the treat bag that you can see through the window.  I used vellum card stock to show a little preview of what’s inside.  If you look closely you can see the shadow of the tree through the window.

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The brick wall paper from the HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP was the perfect design for the card.  I kept the outside pretty simple with just a few pumpkins and a sentiment.  The real fun is inside!

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Instead of ribbon or some sort of tab, I used the moon and witch to pull the card out….way too fun!  That little gem of an idea came at the very last minute as I was looking for one more element to finish off the card.

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With the coordinating die cuts, this all came together so easily!  I only had to add a little bit of stamping…this really only took me about 25 minutes or so from start to finish!  My favorite die cut from this is the spooky tree….it really sold me on this bundle.  What do you think?  Do you prefer stamps that have a coordinating set of die cuts?

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I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of Halloween inspiration today!  Tomorrow I will have a fall idea for you as will the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team for our regular Saturday Blog Hop.

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