Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hugs & Kisses Suite Sweet Love Garland

BLOG CANDY ALERT, keep reading
Today is January 15th and it's my big day to share with you a project featuring products from the Hugs & Kisses Suite in the Occasions Mini Catalog that is also being shared over at Create with Connie & Mary Occasions Edition.  We are celebrating two preview weeks before the five week private subscription which begins on January 23!  Starting Sunday, January 23 only subscribers will have access to the five weeks of fabulous projects that Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, and Guest Designers, Cristena Bagne, Rochelle Gould and myself will be doing on Create with Connie and Mary!  You WON'T want to miss it!
So, on with the show this is it! 
You may not know this about me, but I love garlands.  I am a huge fan of them and I make them for all seasons, holidays, and birthdays.  And, what would Valentine's be without a L-O-V-E garland?  This sweet garland is bright, cheery, dimensional, and sparkly.  It's perfect for adding a bit more love to my home.


All supplies for this garland are from Stampin' Up! but most everything I used comes from the Hugs & Kisses Suite from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  When working with a collection of products from a design suite you are guaranteed a cohesive and polished look.  Click here for a step by step photo tutorial.

Now for the BLOG CANDY details...


All of the designers at Create with Connie and Mary are giving away a FREE subscription.
Leave a comment below on my blog and you will be entered to win one of the subscriptions.
If you have already subscribed, your fee will be refunded or you can get a credit for the next
session of Create!

Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 23 at 12 noon EST.  To find out if you're a

winner visit the Create with Connie and Mary site no later that February 5th by 12 noon EST.
Then send your email address to createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com.  Good luck everyone!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!:
  • Paper:  Love Impressions DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Lightweight Cardboard
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Accessories:  Love Impressions Rub-ons, Basic Rhinestones, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
  • ToolsLots of Love Letterpress Plate,  Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Serif Essentials Bigz Die, Scallop Boarder Punch, Personal Cutter/Scorer, 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch, Cropadile 
  • Non SU!:  Hot Glue

53 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I love the Stampin Up blogs they give me so many ideas for things to create with all these stamp sets and accessories I just HAVE to have!

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  2. I just love your banner. The glimmer paper adds a special touch to it.

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your banner! You're so creative! I've never attempted to make a banner, but I'm going to have to now! Thank you for sharing with us how you made it.

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  4. Never thought I had a "thing" for banners, but this one could get me hooked! I AM hooked on my Big Shot...and this is one more way to get things done "the easy way"!!!

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  5. This is gorgeous. I am grateful for the idea of using Versamark on the Letterpress plate. I have tried craft ink, but it fairly messy. I think my customers will have an easier time with Versamark

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  6. What a gorgeous banner. You are very creative. Mary

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  7. Absolutely love it! I have a mirror that this will look perfect on - can't wait to make this - hope to do it this week. That you so much for the inspiration!

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  8. What a great project for inspiration! Love it! Very clever way to use these die-cuts! I can't wait to see more clever projects you all have on Create w/Connie & Mary's web site. Thanks for the chance for a free subscription!

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  9. I LOVE banners too! I think they just add to the fun times of a holiday or a party! Your love banner is just perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Your garland is awesome, love all the components and I am crazy for rosettes!!! You used the perfect sets and paper for your project. Can't wait for the fun to begin.

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  11. Hi, I am new to your site Create with Connie and Mary. Funny thing is I had Connie in my favorites to look at daily and lost all my contacts when my computer crashed...then I found her again off someone else's site (Yippee) now I see you have a create site...awesome! I pray I win, would love more inspirations and directions. Thank you
    Barbara Carr
    Carr777@msn.com

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  12. Oh, wow! this is so beautifu1! thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  13. Liz Awesome as always! Hope to win!
    Kaylene

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  14. wow this is beautiful. You are going to fit in perfectly with the design team.

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  15. Your banner is gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  16. I'm going to have to try my hand at making a banner. Love the Glimmer paper scallops! I'd love to win!

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  17. I love the way you used hearts for the banner! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Is this fun or what? This would be so fun at a bridal shower even! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  19. Wow....this is really neat! Thanks for such a fabulous design!
    Phyllis,
    Ramstein AFB, Germany

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  20. I am just about to sign up for Create with Connie & Mary Occasions Edition! Love all your work!

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  21. What an awesome idea for the new die! Super job! Thank you for more inspiration!
    Ilene B.

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  22. Awesome project!! Really beautiful

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  23. Gorgeous project. I really love banners for holiday decorating. Thanks too for the chance at a free entry.

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  24. I just love your garland. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. This would look so cute on my fireplace mantle.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and for giving us a chance to win this great blog candy.

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  27. I love your garland. How creative and cute. Thanks for a chance to win a free subscription.
    I hope I do so I can see all the great projects.

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  28. What a beautiful garland! Thank you so much for the chance to win a subscription!
    Kelley Roganowicz
    roganok@rps205.com

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  29. Beautiful work - thanks for a chance to win:)

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  30. What a gorgeous garland! Thanks for the inspiration....and the chance to win!
    ~Brenda H.

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  31. Welcome to Create with Connie & Mary! Your project today is fantastic. I am looking forward to seeing your other projects during the session. TFS.

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  32. What a gorgeous banner. Love your folded flowers!

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  33. Great banner and love all the details. Thanks for the tutorial and also the chance to win a subscription to Create with Connie and Mary! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  34. This garland is gorgeous. Wow! I just can't take my eyes off it. You really did put a lot into it!

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  35. This is awesome Liz - You're amazing!

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  36. Love the garland, would also love to win subscription to Create with Connie and Mary. Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

    Ronna
    Ronna.crowley@att.net

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  37. Elizateth! Such beautiful detail on this banner!Thanks for sharing! I'd love to win the subscription and see more!

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  38. This is such fun!! Love to win a free subscription to Create with Connie and Mary!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Kathy Brown
    kabstampup@yahoo.com

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  39. Beautiful banner! Thanks for sharing.
    Kris Sobolik
    ksobolik@hotmail.com

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  40. Very cute idea and storing can be pretty easy too.
    Linda Henry
    bandlhenry@sbcglobal.net

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  41. This is so pretty! Can't wait to see what else you do with Connie and Mary!

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  42. What a great idea! I love the red glitter paper.
    Stacey Tomkowiak
    gottastamp2@comcast.net

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  43. It's beautiful! The colors look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Your garland is so pretty! Love it!
    Thanks and God bless,
    Bonnie S
    stampin-ak at gci dot net

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  45. Adorable LOVE banner and how you have it displayed on an old window. They are so fun to dress up

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  46. This is beautiful. I am going to try and make one. I would love to win a free subscription. I've taken a few of their sessions and love them.

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  47. The garland is GORGEOUS. I can't wait to try out your great tutorial.

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  48. I love banners too and this is a great one! Thanks for another fabulous idea!

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  49. I love your banner, but I am having trouble downloading the tutorial. Can you provide any assistance. Thanks!

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  50. Your banner is terrific. I can see that you love making them.

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