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Butterflies Galore

It’s the time of year when we start looking forward to spring, especially those of us in the frigid cold areas of the country.  In Ohio we are experiencing the polar freeze and have wild chill temps around -25!  So to get away from the cold I stamped a beautiful butterfly card with the gorgeous new Butterfly Gala stamp set.

For color inspiration, I looked to the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The Designer Series Paper Botanical Butterfly is full of beautiful colors.  The blues and purple stood out so Highland Heather and Balmy Blue became my color palette.

The stamp used for this card has a small butterfly over a larger butterfly.  I created a pattern by stamping the butterflies in rows.  All of the small butterflies are colored with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and the larger are done with Balmy Blue.  The lighter of each color is in the center with darker shading around the edges.

With all that was going on in the background, I needed something to make my sentiment stand out.  A Stitched Circle of Highland Heather creates a base for the Butterfly Element to sit upon.  I love these wooden elements from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  They add extra dimension and interest to a project.  And even better….they are FREE with $50 product purchase!!  So now I have a place for my sentiment to go and stand out!  The sentiment came from a favorite stamp set of mine, Flowering Desert.  It’s heat embossed in white on Basic Black card stock to stand out from all the purple and blue.

I added a stamped envelope to make the look complete!  I know that I will be doing lots more with stamp set in the future, so fun to work with!!  If you’d like to make this card and need supplies, you can visit my online store and shop with me any time!  Just click on the link below!

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Lovely Anniversary

My In Laws have an big deal anniversary coming up so I sat down today and created a card for them using Forever Lovely.

I wanted a little bit of everything from the All My Love Suite on this card.  The All My Love Designer Series Paper comes in a strip of color along the left side.  I also added in a tiny bit of bling with the white glimmer paper from the Magic & Myths Glimmer paper on the clearance rack.

The sentiment is so gorgeous in Lovely Lipstick.  Lately this has most definitely become one of my favorite and most used inks.  The die cuts from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies add more color and dimension.  I love how beautiful all the products melt together and create an amazing look.  Did you notice the bit of sentiment cut out on Flirty Flamingo card stock?  This is from the Well Said Bundle on page 27.  Since this is an anniversary card, I wanted to change up the original sentiment to include the word anniversary.  Well Said is just the set and I must say that this bundle is a must have!!!

I did embellish the inside of the card.  As I said earlier, this is a pretty big deal, it’s a 60th anniversary!  So I pulled out a retired set, Milestone Moments to add in the sentiment for the inside.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and are inspired to do some creating yourself!  You can shop any time in my online store for products to create cards of your own.  And right now with Sale-a-bration going on, you can earn FREE products!  For every $50 you get something free or you can get a bigger FREE product with $100 purchase.  Now is a great time to get some goodies, just click on the shopping link below!

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Inspiring New Cling Stamps!

The new Occasions Catalog not only brings amazing products to create with, but an easier way to do it!!  It’s the new CLING STAMPS that make stamping with red rubber easier!  All of the clear block rubber stamps that I’ve gotten over the last few years have never had the stickers added.  I found that the stickers kept the stamps from staying on the clear block.  Well those days are over!  Stampin’ Up! has introduced new CLING STAMPS that stay on the block with the stickers on!  They have started out with quite a few of the new stamps having this cling sticker and I am super excited about it.  I tried out one of the stamps and have a card and tip to share with you.

 This card uses the Sale-a-Bration set called PART OF MY STORY.   I loved the sentiments in this set immediately, very sweet and very useful!  With this set having the new cling stickers, I thought I’d show you how I use mine.  The stickers are quite tacky, so getting them off the block without damage is paramount.  So, here is the trick I use.

As you can see, the stamp set on the left side of the picture shows a little bit of washi tape on the edge of each stamp.  The stamp can cling to the clear block and the washi gives you a little place to easily take hold of the stamp and peel it off.  I was able to stamp and clean the stamp easily without any movement on the block.  This really works!

The image stamped beautifully, nice and crisp!  The card also features All My Love DSP, the awesome Tufted Embossing Folder and the tiny flowers from the Well Written Framelits.  I love to mix and match with different stamps sets, die cuts and designer paper.  As always Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate and create beautiful projects.

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More ideas to come, so please stop back and visit with me!!

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Birthday Celebration

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

I got to use a set for today that I think is super cute and has so many variation possibilities…..CAKE CRAZY.

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I wanted the card to be bold and bright, so I took color inspiration from FESTIVE BIRTHDAYS DSP. 

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I added in a little bling for sparkle and love the boost it gives the card.  The colors are gorgeous, but the rhinestones give that little extra something.  Definitely a fun birthday card to brighten up someone’s day.

Have you checked out the JANUARY MINI SESSION yet??  You won’t want to miss this!!!  We are using ALL NEW PRODUCTS this month!!

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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.

I hope you’ll join us this month!  The projects are fabulous!  Visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY to find out more about subscribing!

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If you’d like to give my CAKE CRAZY birthday card a try, here’s a list of supplies.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Cake Crazy

INKS:  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie

PAPER:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Festive Birthday DSP

ACCESSORIES:   Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, SNAILS

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.

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It’s a Sale-a-bration!

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is IT’S A SALE-A-BRATION!

It’s time to Sale-a-brate, so we are sharing ideas with NEW Sale-a-bration sets!  I personally LOVE all of the sets, but the first one that was on my wish list was TASTY TRUCKS.

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Isn’t this just too much fun!  I saw this cute truck and had to have it!

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The background is a bunch of tacos which were colored with watercolor pencils and a versa marker.  The truck is popped up on dimensionals on top along with a fun sombrero that I cut out of the Festive Birthday papers.  The truck is done with watercolor pencils as well.  I love how nicely they color!!!  They are a real must have from the NEW Occasions Catalog!

Another must have, the JANUARY MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary!!  We have ALL NEW SETS in this session!!!

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Items we are using in January Mini Session:

  • Hey Chick (SAB)
  • Dragonfly Dreams Suite
  • Nailed It Suite
  • Sending Love Bundle
  • Lift Me Up Bundle

VALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH January and February 2017 Mini Sessions and get a HOME DECOR BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert!  A perfect project for your Valentine-inspired classes!

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Tasty Trucks

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP

ACCESSORIES:   Watercolor Pencils, Versa Marker,  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.

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Oh So Succulent

Along with everyone else, I am in love with SUCCULENTS!  And Stampin’ Up! is right in line with the trends by bringing us the fabulous OH SO SUCCULENT Bundle in the new Occasions Catalog.

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This gorgeous bundle is perfect for cards and 3D items as well, a dream come true!!  My first card has been inspired by the sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.

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I love this sketch and thought the succulents bundle was a perfect fit!

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I actually combined several stamp sets to create this card.  As I’ve said before, Stampin’ Up! sets coordinate beautifully!!!  I pulled the small mason jar from JAR OF LOVE.  I love having the succulents in a cute little container.  Plus this supplied one of the elements of the card sketch.  Next, the succulents came from OH SO SUCCULENT.  Each one has an outline stamp and a solid stamp to add color and dimension.  And finally, the sentiment is from LIVE,LOVE,GROW.

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Did you notice the gorgeous designer paper??  It coordinates with the Succulent bundle, it’s called Succulent Garden.  It’s full of beautiful designs and soft colors.  I pulled my color inspiration from it.  Definitely a must have is you are getting the OH SO SUCCULENT Bundle.

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Creation Station Blog Hop: Halloween is to Die For!

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Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for October!  This month we are sharing Halloween projects and cards.  We have tons of ideas to share, so be sure to hop all the way around to see what everyone has created!

mini-treat-bags-becreativewithnincole-comI combined several products for my half size Mini Treat Bags, love how everything works together so well!

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Half size mini treat bags are super fun to make and prefect party favors!  I kept my designs fairly simple so you could use these ideas and make them in multiples for your parties this year.

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Using COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN and the coordinating COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH make this something that would be simple to crank out a bunch of in a short amount of time.  I kept the stamping simple by choosing the characters that only needed black ink.  Just stamp and punch!

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Make your treats quickly by doing all of your steps assembly line style.  If you want to make several of one design, cut all your paper and assemble the mini treat bags then doing all your stamping to complete the treat.

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Let your Designer Series Paper do the work for you!  I didn’t have to do anything extra for my backgrounds, the fabulous HALLOWEEN NIGHTS DSP did the work for me!  I just added die cuts and bling!

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If you need favors for Halloween, I hope these tips and design ideas are helpful!  You’ll find all of the supplies listed at the bottom of my post, just click on the items you are interested in to find out more!

Now it’s time to check out the other great ideas from the Creation Station Design Team.  Up next is Dena’s fabulous blog, can’t wait to see what she made!  If you just started here, you can also go back and see what Julie’s made for us, she always has fantastic ideas!

As you are hopping through, leave comments to let us know what you think….we love to get your feedback!  Thanks so much for joining us this month for Halloween ideas!

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Spooky Treat Bag

Ok…I’m officially obsessed with the MINI TREAT BAG thinlit and the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE!  So I have another treat bag for you today….they are just too fun to make!

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Isn’t this great!  This treat bag would be so cute stuffed with some Halloween treats.  And the best part is, you can do lots of these easily!

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Most of the project is die cuts, so if you need a bunch for a Halloween party it would be easy to accomplish.

Did you know there are some other great ideas available to you for the holidays and all the design work is done for you??  Well, the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now and all the hard work is done 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!!!

September Mini Session

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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