CCMC416 Best Fishes

Welcome to color challenge week at Create with Connie and Mary.  When I saw these colors, I thought they looked sort of “beachy”, so I grabbed my Seaside  Shore stamp set and began working.  I wanted to make a shaker card with some sand.  This is funny…I just cleaned my stamp room and threw away a container of sand…yep…in the trash.  Trash man came and took it away and now I need it!  Not too bright.  It looked like Hobby Lobby sold little bags of sand so I ran over to pick some up.  Nope…every color of sand imaginable, but not sand colored sand…go figure!  Our boat is broke down, so we aren’t going to lake for a while…DARN!  Then I remembered the sand volleyball pits at the lake small pond/man-made lake by my house.  I walked the dogs over, grabbed a baggie full of sand and came back to finish the card!  Story of my life!  LOL!


Stamp Sets:  Seaside Shore, Jar of Love, Touches of Texture

Ink:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe

Paper:  Same as ink plus watercolor paper, By the Shore DSP

Accessories:  sand, foam adhesive strips, window sheets, Very Vanilla thick Baker’s twine, blender pen, Seaside embossing folder, glue dots


I wanted to put some little shells in with the sand, but couldn’t find any small enough.  To solve that problem, I noticed that in the Touches of Texture set, there is a small flower.  It’ looked like a sand dollar, so I stamped it and punched it out and threw it in the sand!  They roll around in there and sometimes get caught not he seaweed, but they worked out great!  There’s one hiding in the far right corner buried in the sand that I wish I had uncovered for the photograph.  I’m sad I forgot to put the air bubbles coming out of the fish’s mouth…but had it all glued down before I realized this..too late!  Oh well!  This card took quite a while to make and it won’t be post office friendly, so it’s one of those that you give to someone in person, but lots of fun and I think I will give it to my brother the fisherman!  He’ll have fun opening it!

Now you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what you can do with this combo!


Tour de Freaks July…Fun & Fancy Free!


Hello and welcome to the July Tour de Freaks brought to you by the Control Freak Stampers!  You have either just arrived here from LeeAnn Greff’s blog or are a regular subscriber…however you got here, I’m glad you came and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

This month’s theme was “Fun & Fancy Free”…or basically…anything goes!  Last month, I posted some cards that I had made in May using a tutorial I purchased from Chat Wszelaki.  She had used Grateful Bunch, but I adapted it to Love & Affection.  I posted two cards last month and am sharing the other two cards this month.  I hope you will enjoy them.  I had a lot of fun making them using the fun new items from the catalog.

My first card is a card I was going to use for a swap, but I had a vacation scheduled and then had to pick up some mandatory overtime at work and there was not time to stamp or even PLAY in my stamp room!  I was so sad because I wanted to play with my new things so badly!  I had made this set of cards in May and decided I would save them for the upcoming blog tours and I shared the swap virtually with all my friends with my apologies.






Stamp Set:  Love & Affection

Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy

Paper:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon, Dimensionals, Blender pen, Softly Falling Embossing folder







My second card uses all the same ink and papers.  The only difference is the ribbon.



Stamp Set:  Love & Affection

Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy

Paper:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP

Accessories:  White Organza ribbon, Dimensionals, Blender pen


That’s it for me this month!  Hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoyed making them!  Now it is time to head over to Kelly Acheson’s blog and enjoy her creativity!








CCMC415 You’re So Sweet

It’s sketch week at Create with Connie and Mary.  This one stumped me for a bit, but I managed to come up with something I sort of like!  I could have done better probably…been in a slump lately!







Stamp Sets:  Fresh Fruit, Mixed Drinks

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black

Paper:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Metallic Foil Doilies

Accessories:  Linen thread, Metallic Enamel shapes, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella





Let me know what you think!  Sometimes I am really hard on myself and things are better than they appear to me!  Then head over to Create with Connie and Mary and try your luck at the sketch.  I always enjoy seeing your creations!



CCMC414 Just the Nicest

Hello!  Happy July!  Wait…JULY???  Where is the time going?  Well…wherever it went, it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!  I had some new things sitting on my desk that I wanted to create with, and the Fresh Fruit set caught my eye for this color challenge!






Stamp Sets:  Fresh Fruit, Picture Perfect

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Cucumber Crush, StazOn Black

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Cucumber Crush, Fruit Stand DSP, Playful Palette DSP, Whisper White

Accessories:  Wink of Stella, Metallics Sequin assortment, Metallic Enamel shapes, Dimensionals







Isn’t this fun?!  This came together so easily!  I coated the whole peach in Wink of Stella…it glistens in the sun…looks like a juicy peach ready to eat!  To get the great coloration on the peach, I inked it in Tangerine and then stamped it off once really quickly…this left some of the Tangerine darker in some places.  It turned out perfect!

I can’t wait to see what you do!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and give it a try!


CCMC413 Live, Laugh, Love

It’s sketch week at Create with Connie and Mary!  This is a fun one that you can just go crazy with…SOOO many possibilities!  My theme this month…new stuff…nailed it!  Hope you enjoy my card!






Stamp Sets:  Love & Affection, Layering Love

Ink: Versamark, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Cucumber Crush

Paper:  Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Affectionately Yours DSP, Whisper White

Accessories:  gold EP, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, gold thread







Isn’t this fun?!  I think this makes a sassy anniversary card!  Sort of on the feminine side, but the men don’t really look at the cards anyway!  Or maybe a birthday card for my mother?  Either way, I am just loving the new products in this catalog!  Now you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and try your luck at the sketch!  Can’t wait to see what you do!

CCMC412 Swirly Kite

It’s color challenge week at Create with Connie & Mary.  Since summer is busy for everyone so I’m going to get right to it!  First a disclaimer…I did use just a snippet of retired silver cording.  I hesitated for just a second and then I thought to myself “Come on, Lisa!  You know that all those people out there that bought a roll of this cording STILL have some left!”  So, I went ahead and just used it!  You can use any sort of thread you have in your craft room, so I didn’t feel that this was breaking the rules too badly!  Hopefully, Connie and Mary won’t mind!






Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Sunburst Sayings

Ink:  Memento Black, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder

Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum

Accessories:  silver cord (retired), rhinestones, Mini Treat Bag thinlits, Wink of Stella (on kite)







This card was fashioned after a card I saw using Balloon Celebration.  I saw it and knew it was going to work perfectly with the new Swirly Bird set and the kite!  I added the vellum die cut to simulate the wind (which we have plenty of in Nebraska).  I LOVE this stamp set bundle and this card!  I hope you like it too!  Now you head to Create with Connie & Mary and try your luck at this combo!


Tour de Freaks: Sending Smiles


Hello!  Welcome to Get Your Stamp On and the Tour de Freaks blog tour!  You have either just arrived here from Debbie Henderson’s blog…(didn’t she have some GREAT stuff?!)…or you are a subscriber.  However you got here, I’m glad you came!  You are in for a real treat!  Be sure to take the whole tour!

Since I knew I would be just getting home from a 2 week vacation and then jumping right into some mandatory overtime this week, I decided to work ahead back in May.  These cards were created with preorder merchandise and I used a tutorial from ex-Freak Chat Wszelaki.  Chat had used the Grateful Bunch stamp set for her tutorial and some retired papers and ribbons, so I tweaked the tutorial so it was current!  I have to tell you, I am really pleased with how the cards I made turned out!  Be sure to stop by next month to see the other two cards I created!

For my first card, I started with a 1/2″ punched post-it circle in the center of my white rectangle and stamped my floral images around that.  This kept my stamping in a circle shape and was the diameter of the center of the big flower so would be placed perfectly when I put the big flower back down.  This worked great!  The rest is pretty self explanatory…layers and ribbons and dimensionals and…TA DA!





Stamp Set:  Love & Affection

Ink:  Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight

Paper:  Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours DSP

Accessories:  Blender Pen, Dimensionals, 5/8″ Organza ribbon








My second card uses all the same supplies as the first, just in a different layout and adding the Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon.  Another FUN card!



















I think both of these cards would brighten anyone’s day!  Don’t you?

That’s all I have for you until next month, so now it’s time to head on to Julie Davison’s blog where she’ll have more fun things in store for you!  Just click the box below or on Julie’s name and you’ll be off!  Have fun!