Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Four Square

How about a quick post to share my spin on the sketch challenge being hosted by Create with Connie and Mary.  I have used a fun stamp set you can only get for FREE.  It's called Bloomin' Marvelous and it's available in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

My card base is Pool Party, the second layer is Pool Party Coredinations, and the patterned paper is Sycamore Street.  I love the clean and simple layout which is a total departure from my usual load it up and layer it up style.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


...lopes.  Five mini 1" envelopes for my main ingredient on my card for the latest and greatest challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Check out the inspiration photo below.  It really is packed with the best inspiration bits ever. 

My card is created with all Stampin' Up! stuff:

Itty Bitty Banners Stamps
Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, & Real Red CS
Petal Card Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Itty Bitty Banners Framelits
Basic Rhinestones
Jumbo Rhinestones
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Create with Connie & Mary Color Challenge

Man o man I wish you could see this card is person.  It has a subtle sparkle and shine that blends perfectly with the doilies and the Hearts a Flutter images and shapes.  I made this card our color challenge over at the Spring Occasions Edition at Create with Connie and Mary.  The More Amore DSP was the perfect pairing with this color challenge, so that is how I started my card.  Speaking of More Amore DSP I made the most luscious mini scrapbook for the Spring Occasions Edition.  You can see it if you're a subscriber.  If you are not a subscriber, it's never to late to join, or you can come to my house ;0)

The red heart doily comes from the More Amore DSP.  They come as a full sheet that you can clip apart.  You get a sheet of red and a sheet of Primrose Petals.  The smaller doily heart, the trio of hearts, and the pennants come from Hearts a Flutter, which I must say is the BEST set in the Spring caty!  I have to tell you I didn't plan to use three white doilies on my card.  In fact I was only wanting one.  Once it was all glued together I was fluffing and giving the doily a bit of dimension when I realized I had more than one.  Then I saw there were three!  Those things are really pressed together tightly so really check 'em before you glue them down.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lovin' the Layers

That's right I am lovin' the layers of images on this card.  I like grouping and overstamping images when I create cards and such, it's my way of "grounding" the images.  I also like the smooth and clean approach to this card, which is not typical for me.

I put this card together for the color challenge being hosted by Connie and Mary.  The color palette of Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink, and Lucky Limeade is sweet and fresh.  You've gotta try it.  Pop on over to Create with Connie and Mary to see a great bunch of samples from the Design Team made for this fun challenge.
All SUpplies from SU!
Stamps - Oh Hello, Feel Goods
Inks - Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade
Papers - Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories - Scallop Border Punch, Butterfly Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-a-Bration Has Begun!

Wahoo, the most fabulous time of the Stampin' Up! year is here.  It's Sale-a-Bration and that means brand new exclusive products you can only get for FREE.  It couldn't be better than that.

Take a peek at my card as it features the super cool new Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  This new paper is one of the free offerings when you purchase $50 of SU! product during Sale-a-Bration.  The colors of this paper are rich and luscious, from Baja Breeze and Summer Starfruit to Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, and Island Indigo.


Here is what I used:
  • Oh Hello stamp set
  • Rich Razzleberry marker
  • Summer Starfruit marker
  • Baja Breeze Marker
  • Baja Breeze cs
  • Whisper White cs
  • Summer Starfruit cs
  • Honeycomb TIEF
  • 2 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Hung Up Cute Clips
  • Flower Trim
  • 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
  • In Color Dahlias
  • 1/8" Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon
  • Regal Buttons

Monday, January 21, 2013

And the Blog Candy Winner is...

We are two days into the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013.  During our Preview Week several of the Design Team offered a preview project and blog candy opportunities for a FREE subscription to our latest edition.  So the lucky winner from my preview day is...

Brenna Anderson

Brenna please contact us at to claim your FREE SUBSCRIPTION by Sunday, January 27th!!!

Are you looking for FANTASTIC ideas using products from the Spring Mini but don't want the ideas that are seen all over the 'net'?  Then the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 is for you!  Thirty awesome and clever ideas seen ONLY as a subscriber to our edition!  EACH project comes with a full downloadable tutorial making it is easy to use as a class or for your personal use.  And how much is all this?  Only $34.95 for 5 weeks - 30 projects EACH with a full downloadable tutorial  That's a little over a $1 an idea.  Some tutorials cost that much for just one and we have 30 just for YOU!

Create with Connie and Mary
Spring Occasions Edition 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

BLOG CANDY and a Free Tutorial Today!

Happy Friday and welcome to my blog!  It's my day to share one of my specially designed projects for Create with Connie and Mary and the it's almost the last day of the Preview Week.  Today I am sharing a {fun}ctual stamp project for your home office or stamp room.  It's a magnetized wall calendar featuring the Hearts a Flutter pennant images and shapes in a fresh chalkboard style.  I put my calendar together in an 18" x 24" frame, but you could use any larger size you may have on hand.  

If you pop over to Create with Connie and Mary you will find a full color step-by-step tutorial to download for this wall calendar.  It's FREE and just for you!  But, before you go leave me a comment today, 1/18/13, and be entered to win BLOG CANDY.  You could be a lucky winner of a full subscription to the Spring Edition of Create with Connie and Mary.  If you have already subscribed you will win the New Catalog Edition coming early summer 2013.  Winners will be announced this Sunday at Create with Connie and Mary.

  • Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Memorable Moments
  • Inks: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, and Jet Black Staz On
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, and Basic Black
  • Accessories: Tea for Two DSP, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, Basic Pearls, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, 3⁄4” Circle Punch, 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Bright Buttons, Faceted Buttons, Bright Glimmer Brads, Medium Envelopes, Sticky Strip, Itty Bitty Framelits, Hung Up Cute Clips
  • Non SU!: 18” x 24” Frame, 18” x 24” Piece of Sheet Metal, Magnets, Embroidery Needle, Hot Glue

Thursday, January 17, 2013

CCMC Sketch Challenge #235

With today being Thursday it's time for a brand new challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we are hosting a sketch challenge and it's a fabulous one.  Click over to see all the super cool cards the Design Team has crafted. 

On my card I used all Stampin' Up! goodies:
  • Stamps - Collage Curios
  • Inks - Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Soft Suede
  • Papers - Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White and Sycamore Street DSP
  • Accessories - Honeycomb TIEF, Soda Pop Tops, 1" Circle Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Victoria Ribbon, Natural 7/16" Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Time is running out to take advantage of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 Early Bird Special and subscribe for only $29.95…that’s $5 off the regular subscription price of  $34.95.  That is around $1 a project for exclusive projects each with full downloadable tutorials.  What a GREAT deal!  But don’t delay, head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what we have in store for you today!  Yep, that's right another chance for BLOG CANDY and a free downloadable full color step-by-step tutorial.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

Announcing the newest fun from Stampin' Up! -- Paper Pumpkin . . .

It will come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage).

It will help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

It comes in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects.

Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!
It's a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

It's so easy to get started visit and click "get it" to check out all the details for the first kit, then click "join" to purchase, and then be sure to select me, Elizabeth Price, as your demonstrator.

Don't forget to get a peek of the Guest Designer today on Create with Connie and Mary!                                             
We are halfway through Preview Week and our Early Bird pricing!  Don't miss your chance to subscribe before the price goes up!   You get over 30 full-color, step-by-step tutorials for ONLY $29.95 - $5 off the original price!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gettin' Sketchy With...

...Hand Stamped Sentiments #151!  Hooray, the new format at Hand Stamped Sentiments includes sketch challenges which are my favorite types of challenges.  Do be sure to check out all the cards made by the Design Team and then make one of your very own.  Once you're done add your creation to the blog for all of us to enjoy!

Again I have been working with some new stamps and accessories.  I embossed my Island Indigo card base with the Honeycomb TIEF which is a MUST have item.  Then I added paper strip ribbons cut from the Sycamore Street DSP.  My tag is stamped with the new Oh Hello stamp set and is embellished with a row of Basic Pearls, a piece of Victoria Ribbon, Linen Thread, and Itty Bitty Punch Pack reinforcer, and a larger Basic Pearl peeking through a Small Heart Punch window.  To keep in line with the sketch I included a strip of Flower Trim, another MUST have accessory from the Spring Catalog.

Don't forget that all this week there are blog candy opportunities at Create with Connie and Mary and free project tutorials for you to download.  Click over to learn more and have fun!

Wondering what Create with Connie and Mary is?

• New projects every day
• PRIZES just for joining!
• Session begins January 20
• Access 24/7
• Over 30 exclusive samples
• Step-by-step PHOTO tutorials
• Featuring products in the Spring 2013 Catalog
• Only available to subscribers!

Create with Connie and Mary Spring Occasions Edition 2013
Regularly $34.95 US - EARLY BIRD PRICE $29.95 US!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Preview Week Day 2

It's HERE!!! 
Our Create with Connie and Mary Spring 2013
PREVIEW WEEK is here! 

What does that mean?   

  • BLOG CANDY – SIX free subscriptions!
  • Spring session begins in less than ONE WEEK with over 30 projects!
  • Early Bird Special Price is just about over! 

Today, January 14 there is another fun SPRING project being shared with everyone over at Create with Connie and Mary!  Go there and learn more about BLOG CANDY!!!  So, make sure you stop over on Create with Connie and Mary and find out what you need to do to be entered!  AND…download a FREE TUTORIAL…you won't want to miss this project.  It will give you a taste of what our tutorials are like in our subscription service.

My card which I have posted today is, again, made with my very favorite new stamp set called Hearts a Flutter.   I have paired it with the matching Hearts a Flutter Framelits and the Tea for Two DSP.  The greeting and butterfly stamps come from a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Bloomin' Marvelous.  Here is the great thing, the Connie and Mary Spring Edition will include a full week of tutorials featuring the new and amazing Sale-a-Bration stamps and accessories.  Don't miss you chance to have full access to everything at Create with Connie and Mary.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spring Edition Preview Starts Today!

It's time for Early Bird SAVINGS over at Create with Connie and Mary for their Spring 2013 Edition!  You'll totally love this five week session that will feature items from the Spring Occasions Stampin' Up! Catalog…these projects can be used for the next several months!  Right now we are having our Early Bird Special so you can sign up for $29.95…that is $5 off the regular subscription price of $34.95 and includes 30 step-by-step tutorials which is less than $1 each!  Don't miss out!  Check out the Create with Connie and Mary site for more information and to see who is today's FABULOUS Guest Designer!

Today, January 13th you can click here to see the first and very talented guest designer for the series and learn more about BLOG CANDY.  I'll give you a hint, her initials are MB.

My card I am sharing with you today is made with my very favorite new stamp set called Hearts a Flutter.   I have paired it with the matching Hearts a Flutter Framelits and a soft soothing color palette enhanced with one of the new Doilies from the Spring Occasions Catolog.  I have also included a greeting from the Loving Thoughts stamp set for a perfect Spring wedding card.  I love all the colors of this card.  The base is Pink Pirouette, all the images are stamped on Very Vanilla, the ink colors include Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, and Basic Grey.  I added the Pool Party Bakers Twine and Basic Pearls as simple embellishments to give a delicate and romantic feel to the card.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Love this Layout

I designed a card for this past Christmas using this layout and really loved it.  So, I decided to case myself and make another variation for Valentines :0)

I have used four patterns from the More Amore DSP.  Each piece is gently sponged with Crumb Cake ink to bring out the edges and define the layers.  I have included the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set and the matching Framelits on the tag and the greeting comes from the Just Believe set.

Don't forget that over at Create with Connie and Mary now's the time to take advantage of the early bird savings and get so, SO many new and fresh ideas featuring all the new products from the Spring Occasions Catalog.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sanded Soft Sweet Shabby

This card is just that--soft to the touch, sweet with sentiment, and sanded for texture.  I love the laser cut heart doily from the More Amore DSP that sets up the focal point of this card.  You get a full sheet of red and a full sheet of pink, but both colors are white on the back--they are cool!

When I saw the gorgeous inspiration photo at The Shabby Tea Room I just had to join their challenge this week.   I have used a collection of new items to create this card: Pool Party Coredinations Card Stock, More Amore DSP, Honeycomb TIEF, Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits, and the Vanilla Flower Trim (total awesomeness on that trim).  I have also included Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Crumb Cake ink, the Jewelry Tag punch, and the Tiny Tags stamp set.

There are plenty of amazing and cool new stamps and accessories from the Spring Occasions Catalog that I am telling you will knock your socks off.  Are you looking for fabulous ideas?  The entire team at Create with Connie and Mary are busy at work putting together a fabulous new Spring Edition and now is the time to get the Early Bird price savings. 

EARLY BIRD signups for the Create with Connie and Mary
Spring Occasions Edition 2013 have begun!
• New projects every day
• PRIZES just for joining!
• Session begins January 20
• Access 24/7
• Over 30 exclusive samples
• Step-by-step PHOTO tutorials
• Featuring products in the Spring 2013 Catalog
• Only available to subscribers!
• Demonstrators & Customers welcome!

Create with Connie and Mary
Spring Occasions Edition 2013
Regularly $34.95 US - EARLY BIRD PRICE $29.95 US!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Be Mine

  A quick post for today to share a Valentine made with a few new things and some great tools from the core catalog.

Here is what I have used:
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Tea for Two DSP
  • Hearts a Flutter stamp set
  • Hearts a Flutter Framelits
  • You're Amazing stamp set
  • Ticket Duo Punch
  • Mixed Medley stamp set
  • 3/4" Circle punch
  • Early Espresso twine
  • Neutrals Buttons
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Taking Liberty

Happy New Year!  And, a happy new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For the two-week challenge we are wanting to see anything made with Primrose Petals, Pool Party, and Basic Black.  Did you know that the brand new More Amore DSP makes this color challenge a piece o' cake.  So, with that in mind you would think this would be an easy challenge for me.  But, no it's not easy when you don't have a stitch of Primrose Petals card stock in your stash!

For my card I am taking a few liberties.  First, I started with a card base of Rose Red which is super close to Primrose Petals.  My second liberty is the use of Basic Grey for Basic Black.  I wrapped my card with a belt of this new totally luscious ribbon from the Spring Occasions Catalog.  It is suppose to be two-toned but I don't see the two tones--just grey.  Anyway my thought was that black was too intense with the ribbon and I wanted to keep a softer look to match the More Amore DSP, so Basic Grey it was :0)