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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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)

Hot Diggity Dog sample-1

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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