2022 Jan-Feb SAB

It's Marbleous, Simply Marbleous

I have been playing with the Simply Marbleous DSP, a Sale-A-Bration choice.  What a fun pack of paper and it is free with a qualifying purchase but only for another week,  Yes, sad to say that Sale-A-Bration will be over at the end of February.


I paired up the Blossoms in Bloom bundle with the Basic Gray Simply Marbleous DSP.  I cut the outline die of the flower in Basic Black and the bolder die in Basic White.  The sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and it was heat embossed in white embossing powder.  The sentiment was cut out using a Stitched Rectangle die.  I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones to add a little bit of sparkle.  


I also made the same card except i used the flip side of the Simply Marbleous DSP.   Isn't it amazing how different it looks?  This side is so much more dramatic.  I thought about adding another kind of gem maybe in a color.  In the end I decided I liked this study in shades of gray, black and white.  


Thanks for stopping by and come by tomorrow for even more Simply Marbleous cards,


Do you like fun folds?  If you do then the Creativity Abounds tutorial bundle will delight you!  This month we have 13 Fancy Fold tutorials.  You can purchase the bundle for just $15 or receive it free with a $50 order!  Here's a peek at what I created for the tutorial bundle.


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Flowering Tulips and Sunshine & Rainbows DSP

When I saw the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC697 I knew it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this bright and cheerful design from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.  


Isn't this just the happiest design?  The whole pack of paper is full of sunshine, rainbows and smiles and best of all it is one of the  January-February 2022 (J-F 2022) Sale-A-Bration choices.  This means that you can receive this pack of paper for free with a qualifying order ($50 before shipping & tax in the US).  This pack of paper also coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness bundle in the J-J 2022 Mini Catalog.  


This is the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge that I designed this card for.  This sketch really shows off the DSP (Designer Series paper).


I used the new Cloud punch for the sentiment.  I thought it was fun way to continue the theme.   The sentiment is from the Flowering Tulips stamp set.  I love the sentiment in that set and the use of different fonts.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this challenge.


Simply Marbleous Color & Contour

Sharing a card using something from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog and something coming in the 2022 January-February Sale-A-Bration catalog.


Isn't that Gorgeous Grape background stunning?  It is one of the papers from the Simply Marbleous 6" x 6" DSP, one of the choices in the 2022 J-F  Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The stamp set and dies  used are from the Color & Contour bundle.  There are so many beautiful stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that get forgotten so I am trying to mix things up a bit and use some of these gems.  The dies in this bundle are must haves if you like scalloped edges and labels.  I used 2 of the labels on this card.


The ink colors used are Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, and Highland Heather.  This stamp set is a two-step stamp set and very forgiving.  A great set for any skill level.   I also used my new favorite embellishment, Iridescent Rhinestones, coming soon in the 2022 J-J Mini Catalog and the Gorgeous Grape 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.  Most of this card was cased from one of the resources provided to demonstrators by Stampin' Up!.  

If you are a customer of mine you should have received a copy of both the 2022 J-J Mini Catalog and the 2022 J-F Sale-A-Bration catalog.  If you haven't please let me know and I will send them to you.  Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is Simply Marbleous!


Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle Celebrating Birthdays

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (14 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Birthdays!


Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, product suite, holiday  or sometimes like this month an occasion.  The theme for this month is Birthdays.  I love this theme since it is so fun to send and receive birthday cards.  Enjoy the hop and I hope it inspires you to make some birthday cards!

I am also sharing a sneak peek of the Daffodil Daydream bundle from the 2022 J-J(January - June) Mini Catalog.  There are many special things about this bundle.  One very big thing is that it also coordinates with an offering in the 2022 J-F (January-February) Sale-A-Bration, the Daffodil Afternoon DSP (Designer Series Paper).   


This is  currently one of my favorite folds.  I am terrible with remembering the names of folds-sorry.  Basically, you take an 8-1/2" x  11" piece of CS and score it at 4-1/4", turn and score at 5-1/2", and then cut the cardstock on the diagonal.  Now you have two card bases, simple and pretty cool.  For the DSP you cut  two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of DSP and cut both of them on the diagonal.   After that all you need to do is decorate.


The Daffodil Daydream stamp set doesn't have a birthday sentiment so I used one from the Blossoms in Bloom set and for the inside one from the Celebrate Sunflowers.  The Daffodil Daydream does have that cool border stamp and I think that is going to be a fun one to play around with.


Here's what I made with the 2ned card base and DSP.  This time I used the Daffodil Dies to create the flower.  It is hard to tell in the photo but I used the Pearlescent Paper to make the flower.  It has a lovely pearl finish and color wise falls between Basic White and Very Vanilla.


Be sure to check out at all the beautiful blogs on the hop!

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Creativity Abounds latest tutorial bundle!


Creativity Abounds  Birthdays Tutorial Bundle

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (14 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Brilliant Rainbow and Christmas Cheer Dies

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.  I couldn't resist using some sneak peek products from the upcoming Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration  and the J-J (January-June) 2022 Mini Catalog.


The DSP is called Sunshine & Rainbows and is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices.  This pack of paper is free with a qualifying purchase and coordinates with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies in the J-J Mini catalog.  The rainbow is also cut from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP using the Brilliant Rainbow Dies. I mounted the rainbow on a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cut it out with the dies.   The scalloped Polished Pink border was also cut using the Brilliant Rainbow Dies.


The Polished Pink happy was cut using the Christmas Cheer Dies.  I am sad that these dies are retiring.  You can see the Last Chance list HERE..  I have really enjoyed using the Christmas Cheer dies especially the words.


The little heart underneath the rainbow was cut using the Messages die.  It is just the perfect size for the rainbow.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary team created.