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Beautiful Friendship for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Ready for another Create with Connie & Mary Challenge?  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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I saw this sketch and thought it was the perfect time to use Beautiful Friendship.  

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Beautiful Friendship is a great stamp set, perfect for a new stamper as well as an avid stamper.  Beautiful images and great sentiments all in one set.  In addition I used the  Band Together bundle.   This was another must have  for me.  You will be seeing a lot more of these bands in the future.  On today's card I used the band as a label.  The sentiment is also from the Band Together stamp set.

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Be sure to stop by the Create with Connie & Mary blog and check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Welcome to the New Catalog

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  We are hopping and sharing projects using new products from the 2019-20 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog.

It was hard to decide what to share with you.  There are so many beautiful new things in new catalog. I decided I would highlight a new In Color, Rococo Rose, a new bundle, Daisy Lane, and a new die, Tasteful Backgrounds.

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When I first saw the Tasteful Background dies I was intrigued and knew I would be ordering it.  I love the peekaboo effect these dies offer.  This die is about 3-7/8" long.  I wanted to extend the design so  after I ran it through the die cutting machine once I fit the die back and ran it through the machine again extending the design  by 2 scallops.

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I layered some Sparkle Glimmer paper behind the design for some additional shine.  

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I am loving the new In Color, Rococo Rose.  I haven't played with the new In Colors enough and really need to do so.  Rococo Rose paired with Old Olive  just makes me happy.  

Be sure to check out the rest of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.

Stamper's Dozen June 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stampin’ In My Flops
  2. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  3. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

 

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Daisy Lane for Festive Friday Challenge #FF0036

June is flying by and soon we will be celebrating official start of summer on June 21 and the 4th of July.  These are the themes for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0036!

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I chose to focus on the 4th of July aka Independence Day.  In the USA we celebrate the 4th in lots of different ways from picnics and fireworks to parades and ceremonies.  However you celebrate, I think the patriotic colors red, white &  blue are definitely part of the 4th of July.  

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I used the new Daisy Lane bundle for my card.  The new Medium Daisy punch is a great new addition and I love the smaller size.  

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The "celebrate" is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and is the perfect size for this layout.  The stamp set has 32 sentiments and covers a wide range of occasions and i consider it a must have in my collection.  The little enamel star is from a long retired embellishment pack.  I couldn't find a red, white or blue star so I colored over a Pool Party star with a Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend marker.  The striped DSP is from the Come Sail Away DSP pack.

I hope you will stamp along with this challenge.  You can go to the Festive Friday blog for all the details on how you can play along.  I would love to see what you create for #FFF0036. 

If you would like more information about how I made this card, CLICK HERE for a tutorial.

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To A WIld Rose & A Little Lace

It is Thursday and time for Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week  #CCMC565 is a color challenge.

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This is such a classic and pretty combination.

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I used the Stitched Lace dies and To A Wild Rose bundle  for today's card.  The Stitched Lace die set has 2 dies, one that cuts out a sheet of "lace" measuring 5-7/8" x 4-5/16" and the second die, cuts out the outline, so you can have your lace be different lengths.  So pretty and versatile.

To A Wild Rose is one of my favorite new flower stamps.  It is easy to stamp with and the shading created by the Distinktive process and the 2 Step stamping is gorgeous.  Here I used the Daffodil Delight ink stamped off once for the overall color and then full strength for the shading stamp.

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I used some Highland Heather sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins pack with added rhinestones  for a sparkly center to the flowers.  Are you wondering where else I used Highland Heather?  I used it for the leaves and also stamped the "hello" in Highland Heather ink.

Be sure to check out what the other design team members created for this weeks challenge.  I know you will be inspired by their creations.

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A Little Lace Wreath

Does this happen to you?  I have a few, okay maybe more than a few new things from the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up!® catalog.   I am excited to get stamping but feel overwhelmed.  What should I use first?  What colors?   The questions go on and on. 

I find that sometimes limiting the possibilities really helps me get started.  I randomly picked a stamp set, A Little Lace and then picked a stamping challenge.  I wanted a color challenge and found the Paper Players Challenge PP445

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Love this happy color combination!  I started playing and here's what I came up with.

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I used just the one flower image and stamped it repeatedly using a Stamparatus. The flowers were colored in using Stampin' Blends in the challenge colors.   The "Hello" is from the Free As a Bird stamp set and the other sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set.

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Can you see the centers of the flowers?  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to give it shine and a little dimension.  I also used  the Clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

This little jump start has really helped me feel more creative and productive.  I would love to know what helps you when you are feeling overwhelmed or in a rut. Leave me a comment and tell me what works for you.

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Mosaic Mood DSP and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC564

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC564!  This week's sketch challenge had me cutting into the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  

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Here is the sketch #CCMC564 for this week's challenge.

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We received the Mosaic Mood Specialty  Designer Series Paper as an all attendee giveaway at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event last April.  The paper is gorgeous and it was hard to cut in to, as they say, "the first cut is the deepest". Once I got over the initial cut, the beautiful rose and leaves were easy to cut out.  It is difficult to see in the photo but there are shiny accents on the rose.  These glossy accents is what makes this pack of paper a specialty DSP. 

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This photo shows some of the glossy accents on the leafy background paper.  In real life those pops of shine add a lot to the overall look and feel of the card.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  I love the mix of fonts in the sentiment.  The Mint Macaron ribbon is a new to this catalog.  I love that there is a slight sheen to it and best of all, it is soft and easy to work with.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.  I hope it will inspire you to play along and share what you create on the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Facebook page.

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