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Hi Stamping friends! Today I want to share the new Easter collage I designed for a class. This is a watercolor collage similar to the one I did for Valentine's Day. When the Stampin'Up! Occasions catalog came out this year I was so excited to see an Easter and Valentines set with lots of little pieces because they are perfect for collage making. When I design a new collage it is a long and messy process. It takes time to get everything just perfect but after tweaking things and making a big mess I somehow find my way to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Just a quick note to share some of the Valentine's I designed this year and to share my new collage. Thanks for visiting❤️❤️❤️ Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! The end of the year is upon us and I just want to share some of the Christmas Cards we did at class this year. I hope you enjoy them! I really love designing cards for my fabulous group of ladies who love to stamp and I appreciate all of you who follow my blog and gather together to stamp. Best wishes for the New Year!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I am going to share an amazing card that I received from Jackie Wilcox, a demonstrator in my downline. Every year Jackie creates the most incredible cards and the one she did this year was unbelievable! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stamping friends! Today I will share the other collage that I designed this year. This is a collage that I came up with based on the cathedral square used in quilting. It is a really fun collage to make but it can be challenging to find a paper to use that has small enough designs with just the right colors. Luckily the Stampin'Up! Presents and Pinecones was perfect. I will share that I used a 2 inch circle punch and a 1 3/8 square to make this. I am planning on doing a tutorial about collage making after the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, Tonight I am here to share the collage I designed this year. This is one of my all time favorites! I love the new Emerald Envy ink and cardstock, it looks so pretty with Real Red and Mint Macaron! I hope you enjoy this one! Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Here is another one of my favorite Holiday cards this year. This card uses the Wonder of Christmas Stamp set and the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This card is really simple, but the image is so perfect, that is all it needs. I did all of the coloring on the wings and shoes with just the gold Wink of Stella. Gosh I love that stuff!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, I naturally tend to make fun and cutsie cards and projects, so sometimes it is good to stretch my mind and come up with something a little more elegant and I think this card fits that category perfectly. This card is made with the Reason for the Season stamp set, which is in the big catalog. This stamp set is incredibly easy to work with and you can achieve the three colors on the flower with no difficulty at all. I used the new Holly Embossing folder on this card, which I think is just fabulous. When making... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, It is the first of December! Last night I had the last of my holiday card classes and I have so many beautiful Christmas cards to share. I am going to do my best to share as many of them as I can over the next month! Tonight I will share a cute little card with a mouse on it. I thought it would be so cute to have a little mouse peeking out of the door to his house! The stamps are from Stampin'Up! Of course ~ Merry Mice and the verse is from the hostess set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers Today I will share a pretty little card I made with the Frosted Medallions set and Cookie Cutter Christmas! First let me say - the Frosted Medalions set is so beautiful. I absolutely love the big medallion stamp and it will be beautiful to use on cards throughout the year, not just for Christmas. Combine that with the Softly Falling embossing folder and you can create a nice wintery feel on your cards. The little Eskimo is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with an aqua painter. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, Last weekend when I was at Gather Guesthouse in Waunakee, WI, one of the pillow surprises I received was the new Stitched framelits by Stampin'Up! I was so excited to get them and they are even more fabulous than I thought - you get ovals, squares and circles!! I couldn't wait to get home and try them out! This is a card that I did last night at class, and it is so lovely! I used the Brayer on the Woodlands Embossing Folder, with Soft sky ink, and then just used a blender pen and Soft Suede ink,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, I am here in Waunkaee WI hanging out with my stamping friends as we prepare to attend the Stampin'Up! On Stage Events in Madison. I have gathered together with some of my closest friends and a few new friends for a fun weekend of stamping at the most fabulous new crafting venue - Gather Guest House, which is owned by my pal Susan Gardner! I will post a few pictures so you can see this fabulous place, and if anyone is ever looking for a fun place for to host a crafting weekend - be sure and check... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, Tonight I want to share a sweet card I made with the Merry Mice Stamp Set by Stampin'Up! These little mice are so cute! I decided to use some nontraditional colors for this card, mainly because I wanted to use that fabulous sparkly ribbon! I also used the new sweater embossing folder which you can see is absolutely amazing. It gives a really deep impression and is a beautiful design. I hope you enjoy the card! That is all for now. Tomorrow I am off to Waunakee to spend a few days at Gather, a new crafting retreat.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hello Stampers, I have officially returned to claim my worst blogger in the world award! I don't know why I don't make it more of a priority because I have so many great cards that I want to share with you. I really have no excuse but I am here to try again, and we will see how long it lasts this time!! A few weeks ago I did this really fun shadow box card at my stamping class and I just want to share with you a couple of versions that I made! This one was made for my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! This is a card that I did at class last month and I want to share it just because it makes such great use of your card stock. When I do class my customers get to make two of each card. I do this because after years of classes I realized everyone was keeping so many of their cards from class because they wanted to keep their ideas and couldn't bear to give up their samples. What is great about this card is that they make two cards, but the colors are flip flopped. To make these two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I have an adorable baby card to share. These cards are made with the Made with Love stamp set. This is a great baby set, I especially love the three little animals in the set. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Connie's blog
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I have a sweet little Easter card to share today and I send my wishes for a blessed holiday! I have always loved lambs, and this one is so precious. I colored him with the new clear Wink of Stella pens. If you haven't tried them yet, you need to. They add such a beautiful touch to your handmade cards! Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I am so excited to share a couple of cards I designed with the New Sale-a-bration set Pedal Pushers! If you haven't seen the three new Sale-a-bration items that are available between now and the end if March, be sure and visit the Stampin'Up! Website and check them out! This set is especially cute for anniversary, wedding and thinking of you cards. I hope you enjoy the cards! Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I have had a lot of love coming in for the Card totebag I posted yesterday in the Control Freaks Blog Hop! Thank you all for your kind notes and comments! Let me also say - this was an idea my friend found on Pinterest and shared with me, so I am not the originator of this tote, but I did redesign the project to suit my needs, so this is my version! As promised - here are the instructions! I highly recommend you read through the entire sheet before starting the project, so you have an idea... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Welcome to the February 2016 Control Freaks Blog Tour! I know you enjoyed seeing the beautiful creations that LeAnn Greff shared with you. It is the best time of the year - Sale-A-Bration time!! I know everyone is happy when they receive free stamping products and I think Stampin'Up! went all out this year with some really fun products! One of my favorite things in the Sale-a-Bration catalog was the Wildflower Fields DSP. I decided I wanted to center one of my March classes around this paper so I have designed a group of cards with it. A... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! It is time to share a little love with those people who mean the most to us! I have a few Valentines that I designed for my classes - I hope you like them! Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! I just have I quick Card to share tonight And then off too bed! This was the thanksgiving card I sent out this year and it just makes me happy. I don't know about you guys but I really think the Thanksgiving meal is one of the best meals of the year. We had so many yummy things today I couldn't pick my favorite and it really seems like each member of our family has mastered their food assignment to absolute deliciousness! When I saw the stamp that I used on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Control freaks December Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed your visit with Debbie Henderson as you should have arrived here from her blog! I am so excited to finally be sharing some holiday stamping with you. With the shorter days, busier stores and cooler weather, the Holiday season is definitely upon us. Today I saw a few snow flurries and this weekend in Wisconsin we will have our first significant snowfall. Tonight I want to share a really fun project that I created with our Project life kits that were available in the Holiday catalog.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I am sitting in a cafe in Riviera Maya and I finally found some time to do a little blogging! October is almost over and I haven't shared any of the cute cards I did this month so today you get three! This card was fun to do because we got to do some water coloring. If you know someone with an October Bday this is a great card for them, you can personalize it with the date but this also makes a nice Halloween card And next I will share a couple of nice Halloween cards! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Tonight I am going to share one of my favorite things I have ever designed! This is a collage that I did about a year ago and it combines a lot of different Stampin' Up! Sets to create a great grouping of inspirational words and designs. I love the colors and all of the different phrases! I especially like mixing different fonts and this is a perfect example of how fun that look is. I think this is a great collage for your best friend, someone who needs a pick-me-up or for a daughter who is going off... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Connie's blog