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.

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!

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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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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.

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

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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.

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Masculine Birthday

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

I pretty much knew immediately what I wanted to make….a black tie birthday card with CAKE CRAZY.

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I was inspired by the stamp with the bow tie.  I thought it’s perfect for an elegant masculine black tie cake.  This is great for any man in your life!  I love the simplicity, this is something you could make several of and keep for those occasions where you need a card at the last minute.

Here’ a quick list of supplies!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Cake Crazy

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

PAPER:  Whisper White, Basic Black

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

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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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.

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

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Lift Me Up

I wanted to make an uplifting card for a friend today, so what better stamp set to use than LIFT ME UP.

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There are so many ways to use the beautiful balloon die cuts and stamps!  I ended up using the coordinating Sale-a-bration Freebie CARRIED AWAY DSP as inspiration.  The colors are beautiful and bright so it was easy to to come up with something.

Did you know that I used this stamp set for the JANUARY MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary??  Yep, this month we have ALL NEW stamps featured in our tutorials!! I did a set of four cards with LIFT ME UP and I love how they turned out!!

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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.

The session goes live TOMORROW so don’t wait to subscribe!!!! Go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for all the details and join us!!

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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!

Valentine Bonus snippetTo subscribe, please visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us to kick off the new catalog and Sale-a-bration!

 

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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.

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

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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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Custom Tee

It’s finally here……the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG and SALE-A-BRATION!!!  This is the best time of the year!  Who doesn’t love NEW stamps and even better……FREE stamps!!

I made a fun card to celebrate using the new CUSTOM TEE stamp set.

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Isn’t this perfect!!  I am one HAPPY STAMPER…..LOL!

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The layering of color behind the circle is from the TASTY TREATS Designer Series Paper.  It’s meant to coordinate with COOL TREATS, but I love the colors so I used it for this card.

The tee shirt is pretty simple yet has a lot of depth.  I simply stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then added my sentiment with Watermelon Wonder.  The depth comes in from the shading I did with the NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS.  I added a little color around the edges of the tee shirt with the Calypso Coral pencil and a little blue around the outside with Pacific Point.  A little coloring goes a long way, especially with the blue.  A little bit of versa marker to smooth things out gave me a gorgeous tee shirt!

I have something else to be excited about……..the JANUARY MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary is on it’s way!!

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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!

Valentine Bonus snippetTo subscribe, please visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us to kick off the new catalog and Sale-a-bration!

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