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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CWCM Summer Collection 2014 – Week 3 Challenge

July 12th, 2014 | Comments (3)


I’m back from  my vacation in the woods just in time to see all the designer creations for this week’s Create With Connie and Mary Summer Collection challenge!  Yay!  This week has been all about cards!  Each of the Design Team picked one new set to feature and made up 4 different cards using it!  So there have been oodles of great card ideas shared.  It’s not too late to sign up and receive 4 weeks of projects and tutorials.  Visit Create With Connie and Mary to view.


To finish off week 3, here is this week”s challenge :


What a fun sketch this is!  Here’s what I made:


I used the new Tap, Tap, Tap, stamp set and I just LOVE how the alphabet image worked so perfectly for this sketch!  Once I had figured out the color scheme I liked, the card came together in a snap – I love it when that happens!!

For the background, I used a graph paper pattern from the Moonlight DSP  package and the colors are Old Olive, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, and Sahara Sand.  I finished off the card with some new baker’s twine in Blushing Bride.

We’d love for you to join in on this challenge and see what you create with this sketch; so make a card today and post it to the Create With Connie and Mary site!








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CCMC Summer 2014 Week 2 Challenge

July 5th, 2014 | Comments (4)



Create with Connie and Mary week two, celebrating all things baby and children, has come to an end.  

It’s not too late to join in and be apart of the fun.  Go to Create With Connie and Mary and sign up.  You’ll get to see all projects and download the tutorials for everything in Week’s 1 and 2 plus be there for the reveals of Weeks 3 and 4.  You’ll get oodles of ideas for using new products in the new Stampin’ Up!  catalogue!

To end our week, here is the weekly Create With Connie and March challenge – it’s a color one:


I love these colors together!!!  Here’s what I put together…


I was able to use these three colors with ease with the help of the Lullaby DSP pack.  I picked three papers from the package  to make some banners and adhered them sideways on the background.  

OH…the background…let’s talk about that for a second!  It’s not patterned paper but made with Whisper White cardstock, Hello Honey ink, a dauber and the NEW Stars Decorative Mask.  I was pretty excited to receive this products in my first new catalogue order and just like I thought – I’m loving them already!  It’s so easy – just one minute sponging and you have a great individualized background in any color.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Big News

Ink & Paper – Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Lullaby DSP, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories – Decorative Mask, Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, dimensionals

Now go visit Create with Connie and Mary to see what the other designers created with these colors.  Don’t forget to join in on the challenge and make a card and share it with us!






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Hot Diggity Dog!

June 30th, 2014 | Comments (0)

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I just had to have this Hot Diggity Dog set – it’s super cute!  And it has some of the cutest little saying in it.  :)  ” Pugs & Kisses” – adorable!!!

This is one for my New Product Class next week.  Not sure you can tell in the photo, but I fussy cut the dachshund head and popped it up with a dimensional.  I’ve always wanted my own daschund pup – at least now I have a stamp!

Supplies used;

Stamps – Hot Diggity Dog

Ink & Paper – Crumb Cake, Real Red, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Color Collection DSP

Accessories – 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, dimensional

I’m off enjoying nature this week camping with my family.  I’m so looking forward to the lazy days, campfire cooking, lounging by the pool, and reading my favorite novel – Outlander for the third time.

Have a great week!  TTFN!



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CCMC Summer 2014 Week 1 Challenge

June 28th, 2014 | Comments (2)


We are through Week one of Create With Connie and Mary Summer Collection and it has been awesome!!  I’ve enjoyed all the projects that the designers have shared.  It’s so fun to see how the new products in the catalogue are being used.

We are finishing up the week with our first challenge – a sketch challenge!


Here’s what I created with this sketch and some NEW catalogue products:


I used my newest favorite stamp set for this card – Flower Patch!  When I first previewed the catalogue, I couldn’t take my eyes off this set!  And for it to have matching framelits – Whooooeeeee!  SO AWESOME!

Also new, I took a  patterned paper from the All Abloom DSP package and the color combo idea which includes Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, and Strawberry Slush.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Flower Patch

Ink & Paper – Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, All Abloom DSP, Basic Black

Accessories – Big Shot & Flower Fair fraemlits, bakers twine, pearl accents

Now go check out the Create With Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers created with this sketch and then create a card for yourself!



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My Favorite Flower Patch

June 26th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Flower Patch sample-1

Check out one of the cards to be made at my New Products Class on July 8th!!

It uses my newest favorite set out of the catalogue – Flower Patch!!  And yay – it has a matching framelit set!!

And this color combo is just dreamy!  :)

Supplies used;

Stamps – Flower Patch

Ink & Paper – Whisper White, Lullaby DSP, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Helly Honey, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Basic Black

Accessories –  piercing tools, dimensionals, Big Shot & Flower Fair framelits

Order this and other new products HERE




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