Cruisin’ the Deep Blue Sea

August 18th, 2014 | Comments (0)

I am currently on a cruise ship!

I am sailing to Alaska on the Grand Princess!

I am sailing with my pretty large family – there are 26 of us!  My wonderful dad, siblings and spouses, and nieces and nephews, and of course my hubby and my youngest two girls!  We are quite the loud and overwhelming bunch!!

I have no computer with me so no posting this week but I’ll be back next week with some great new projects to share with you!!


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Are You Ready for This?

August 15th, 2014 | Comments (0)




Are you ready to think “Christmas”?

Stampin’Up! is!!

You can order this set HERE today and get creating!

Here’s some inspiration from the home office for you :)




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September Blendabilities class project #3

August 13th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Blendabilities September class-4


Oops!  This was supposed to be posted last week!  I completely forgot about sharing the last card for my September Blendabilities class with you!  We will be using the Daffodil Delight marker set as well as the Color Lifter.  Here are the card details again – want to join in?

DATE:  Thursday, September 18th

TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

COST:  $37.95 (includes Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and a Color Lifter)

Already have the markers and Color Lifter?  class fee only $15.00!

RSVP:  by September 1st – only 12 spots available

Card supplies used:

Stamps – Petite Pairs, Flower Shop

Ink & Paper – Whisper white, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, All Abloom DSP, Momento ink

Accessories – Big Shot, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Ovals framelits, bird builder punch, pearl accents

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Summer Blooms

August 6th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Blendabilities September class-3


The second card that will be made at my first monthly Blendabilities class in September.  We will be working with the Daffodil Delight marker set and the Color Lifter!

If you’re in the Calgary area and would like to come to this class – contact me at – I’d love to hear from you!

Class Details Here

Supplies used:

Stamps – Everything Eleanor, Gifts of Kindness

Ink & Paper – Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Accessories – Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Banner Punch, 1/4″ cotton ribbon, baker’s twine, rhinestone gems





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Blendabilities class project #1

August 4th, 2014 | Comments (1)

Blendabilities September class-2


I’m here today with a pretty exciting announcement about a new monthly class I’m offering come September!


If you have picked up and played with these markers, you know how exciting they are!  If you haven’t, you are in for a REAL treat!

Every month starting in September, I will design three cards featuring 1 Blendabilities color set.  In September, the projects will start out at a beginner level and we will graduate to more technically difficult images as the months go on.  The marker set featured in September is Daffodil Delight!  You also will be receiving a Color Lifter marker in September and learning how to use this tool to make lighter softer images.

Attend the September class and get hooked on Blendabilities!

DATE:  Thursday, September 18th

TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

COST:  $37.95 (includes Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and a Color Lifter)

Already have the markers and Color Lifter?  class fee only $15.00!

RSVP:  by September 1st – only 12 spots available

Blendabilities September class-2

This first class project  features the Daffodil Delight markers with some flowers from the Pleasant Poppies stamp.  The color combination is Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Daffodil Delight.

Supples used:

Stamps – Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper and Ink – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, All Abloom DSP, Daffodil Delight, Momento ink pad, Mossy Meadow marker

Accessories – Big Shot & Oval framelits, Bitty Banners framelits, Polka Dots embossing folder, 1/4″ cotton ribbon

Check back on Wednesday and Friday of this week to see the remaining two class projects!  Hope to stamp with you soon!




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CWCM Summer 2014 Week 4 Challenge

July 19th, 2014 | Comments (2)

SummerpromobadgeAnd just like that – it’s over.  Time sure does go by fast when you’re having fun!  The 4 week session of Create With Connie and Mary Summer 2014 is now over.  I’m so grateful for the subscribers and the kind notes they leave on our project posts – THANK YOU!  I hope you have many project tutorials lined up to make this summer with new products from our Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue.

And as always, the session ends with a designer challenge…






…A color challenge:


Here’s how I used these colors:


These three colors immediately made me think “masculine” which made me in turn, think of the new stamp set “Traveler”.  I think it’s the perfect combo!!

Surprisingly, I did not use any other neutral color on this card like Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  I stamped the main images directly onto Sahara Sand using Early Espresso ink.  A bit of blue and green color was added to the main image with a Blender Pen and then all pieces were antiqued with their coordinating ink color.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Traveler, Itty Bitty Banners

Ink & Paper – Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso, Moonlight DSP

Accessories – Big Shot & Bitty Banners framelit, Argyle embossing folder, mini brads, dimensionals

Visit  Create With Connie and Mary to see what my fellow designers created with these colors.  Have a wonderful summer!





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