Saturday, January 24, 2015

CCMC Spring Collection Blog Hop: Week 1


Hello everyone! The Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection week 1 has just come to an end. The designers showcased products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Did you get to see them? You have to be a subscriber of the Spring Collection to be able to see all the fabulous ideas that are being shared! You can still sign up and get all the tutorials. Just visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to find out how! I am your stop right after the talented Debbie Henderson! She always inspires me!

This past week I used the Sale-A-Bration set A Happy Thing! I love the line drawing of this set! It is really fun to color with our blendabilities! Here is my card for this week's blog hop!


I used the sketch from Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing to help me put this together.

  • Card base is Soft Sky cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded in half
  • Cut a piece of Wild Wasabi at 3 3/8" x 3 3/4" and use the fringe scissors to fringe the end 
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Stamp the lemon image onto the Whisper White panel using Tuxedo black Momento ink and use the bottom leaf to stamp two more times onto the panel
  • Color image in with blendabilities: Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi
  • Outline the image with the light Soft Sky blendabilities
  • Stamp the speckles image from Gorgeous Grunge onto the panel then stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo black Momento ink
  • Adhere the panel to the Wild Wasabi panel and then adhere to the card using dimensionals
  • Flag a piece of Best Year Ever designer paper that is cut at 2" x 1 1/4" and adhere to card
  • Thread a piece of Soft Sky Painted Blooms cotton twine through a basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
It's time to send you on to the fabulous blog of Connie Babbert! I know her projects are going to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- A Happy Thing; Paper- Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Best Year Ever designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Soft Sky, Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky; Accessories- fringe scissors, Painted Blooms cotton twine, gold basic metal button, dimensionals

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Tangelo Polka Dot Balloon

Good morning everyone! Are you all ready for a fantastic weekend? I know I am! I start my today by adding on an extra half hour at my school! We will see how that goes. I hope it will be fine and I won't even notice. More than anything I just need to be uber organized! Because my day is so jam packed it seems to go by very fast!

I was messing around with my Celebrate Today stamp set and this card was created. I love the bright colors of the Birthday Bash designer paper!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a piece of Birthday Bash designer paper to the entire front of the card base
  • Round the two bottom corners of a piece of Crushed Curry using the Project Life corner rounder and stamp the greeting from Celebrate Today onto it using Night of Navy ink then adhere to the back of a strip of Night of Navy
  • Adhere entire panel to card base
  • Cut a balloon from Tangelo Twist using the Balloons framelits
  • Stamp the polka dots onto the balloon using Tangelo Twist ink then sponge edges
  • Stamp the string onto a piece of Whisper White using Night of Navy ink and fussy cut out and adhere to the back of the balloon
  • Adhere balloon to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of white baker's twine through a gold basic metal button and tie and bow then adhere to balloon
I will be using this set in week 3 of the Spring Collection! I hope you will join us to see what all the designers are creating! Such fabulous projects and ideas being shared! I know that you will be inspired! So why not join us? You can sign up now at the Create with Connie and Mary site and still enjoy all the fabulous ideas that have been shared already! I look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Celebrate Today; Paper- Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash designer paper; Ink- Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy; Accessories- Balloons framelits, Project Life corner rounder, sponge, gold basic metal button, white baker's twine, dimensionals

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CCMC 339

Good morning everyone! It's time for another fabulous Thursday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a fun sketch!


Once again I kept my card very simple! I also had fun playing with the new stamp set Painted Petals!


I mimicked the lines on the sketch by using the stamp images from the set!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the lines and dots images from Painted Petals stamp set onto the card base using the Sahara Sand ink
  • Use the Ornate Tag Topper punch to punch the top of a piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Stamp the stems image using Wild Wasabi ink and the flower images using Daffodil Delight ink onto the tag and stamp the sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Use the Large Scallop edgelit to cut the edge of a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhere to the side of the tag
  • Adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Fold a piece of Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon in half and adhere to top of tag
  • Thread a piece of silver baker's twine through a basic metal button and tie and bow then adhere to tag
  • Add three rhinestones to card
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with this sketch! I hope you will play along with us this week! We love to see what you all come up with! 

Are you a subscriber to the Spring Collection at Create with Connie and Mary? We are having a lot of fun over there! So many fabulous projects have been shared! You are sure to be inspired! It's not to late to join. Don't miss out on all the fun! Subscribe now!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Painted Petals; Paper- Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss; Ink- Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Ornate Tag Topper punch, Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, silver baker's twine, basic metal button, Large Scallop edgelit, rhinestones, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baby Banner

Good morning everyone! I hope your week is going great so far! I am glad it's a short day for me today! The laundry seemed to pile up the day after I did it! Ugh! So I will dig into that. I also need to do a little stamping and some computer work. That should fill up my afternoon and evening - lol! 

Today's card was inspired by an older sketch that I had seen. I thought the panel would be fun to use for the banner stamps in the new Celebrate Today stamp set. This is a great set with lots of possibilities!

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • Run a piece of Pistachio Pudding through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and adhere panel to the card base
  • Run a piece of Baked Brown Sugar through the Big Shot using the Large Scallop edgelit 
  • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the banners image from Celebrate Today using Crisp Cantaloupe ink 
  • Stamp the "baby" banner image onto a piece of Whisper White using Baked Brown Sugar ink three times and cut out using the Balloons framelits then adhere them to the panel
  • Adhere panel to the scalloped panel and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add pearls along the scalloped edge
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Celebrate Today; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe; Accessories- Large Scallop edgelit, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Balloons framelits, pearls dimensionals

Monday, January 19, 2015

Control Freaks Blog Tour: All About Love


Hello everyone! Welcome to a Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month we are talking about LOVE! I am stop number 4 on the tour right after LeeAnn Greff! I know you were inspired by her projects! Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I decided to use our theme for that!

Both my projects use the Snuggles & Smooches stamp set! This set is just so much fun! 
  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On another piece of Whisper White, stamp the big squiggle image from Snuggles & Smooches stamp set using Crisp Cantaloupe ink twice
  • Stamp the speckle image from Gorgeous Grunge onto the panel using Calypso Coral ink
  • Adhere two piece of Stacked with Love washi tape to the panel
  • Tie a piece of Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack around the panel 
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the panel using Tuxedo black Momento ink and adhere to card base
  • Stamp the heart image onto a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe using Calypso Coral ink twice and cut out
  • Adhere the hearts to the card using dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to each heart
  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe through the Big Shot using the Happy Heart embossing folder
  • Use the small heart image from Snuggles & Smooches stamp set and stamp inside the embossed hearts using Calypso Coral ink then adhere panel to card base
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo black Momento ink and color in using the Calypso Coral blendabilities
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Basic Black
  • Adhere a piece of folded Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack to the back of the panel and adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Punch two hearts from Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral card stock and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add two rhinestones to hearts
I hope that you have felt the "love"!! I had fun making these projects and I hope you enjoyed them, too! You will find tons more inspiration as you move through the tour! It's time to send you on to the fabulous Melissa Davies! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Snuggles & Smooches, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe; Accessories- Happy Heart embossing folder, Best Year Ever accessory pack, Stacked with Love washi tape, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bermuda Balloon

Good morning, Friends! I hope your weekend is going super swell! My guys made it home safely yesterday. Now they are off to do some mountain biking and will be gone most of the day today! I am still on my quest to get a ton of stamping done. I really need my mojo to cooperate today! I have a ton of new stuff that is just waiting to be played with!

For today's card I was experimenting with the Celebrate Today stamp set and the Balloons framelits. This is one of the sets that I will be using for the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection! What fun and versatile set! This card is a super easy one!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a piece of Birthday Bash specialty designer paper to a piece of Crushed Curry card stock
  • Use the Finishing Touches edgelits to cut the bottom edge of a strip of Whisper White and adhere to the panel
  • Stamp the "happy" image from Celebrate Today stamp set onto the Crushed Curry part using Night of Navy ink and the "birthday" part onto the Whisper White part using Night of Navy ink then adhere the panel to the card base
  • Stamp the balloon onto a piece of Whisper White using Bermuda Bay ink and cut out using the Balloons framelits then adhere to the card with dimensionals
  • Tie a bow using the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine and adhere to balloon
  • Add three rhinestones to the balloon
Today is the first day of the Spring Collection with the Create with Connie and Mary team! Have you signed up? It's not too late to join the fun! So many fun things are planned with this edition! The blog winners will be announced today and Mary starts us off with a fabulous project! I know you won't be disappointed! To join the fun, visit the Create with Connie and Mary site! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Celebrate Today; Paper- Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Birthday Bash specialty designer paper; Ink- Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy; Accessories- Balloons framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, rhinestones, dimensionals


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Friendly Medallion

Hello everyone! I am so glad the weekend is here! Woohoo! It looks like my guys are on their way home so my quiet weekend will be cut a little short but it will be good to see my guys, too. I plan to use my time to be creative (I hope). 

Today's card was inspired by one that is in the new Occasions mini catalog. I wanted something quick and easy and this fit the bill!

  • Card base is Soft Sky
  • Take a piece of Whisper White card stock and use the Spiral Border punch to punch the top of the panel
  • Stamp the sentiment from Simply Wonderful onto the panel using Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Soft Sky ink then adhere the panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower image from Petal Potpourri onto a piece of Whisper White using Blackberry Bliss and punch out using the Flower Medallion punch
  • Cut the leaves from Wild Wasabi card stock using the Flower Fair framelits and adhere to the back of the stamped flower then adhere flower to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of Soft Sky Painted Blooms Cotton Twine through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to flower center
Have you checked out the super awesome project from Connie and the Create with Connie and Mary site? She is offering a free tutorial and blog candy!! While you're there why not sign up for the Spring Collection! Today is the last day for Early Bird pricing! Don't miss out! You won't be disappointed! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Simply Wonderful, Gorgeous Grunge, Petal Potpourri; Paper- Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White; Ink- Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky; Accessories- Spiral Border punch, Flower Medallion punch, Flower Fair framelits, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, gold basic metal button, dimensionals

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mojo 380

Good morning everyone! Whew!! My routine is a little skewed since my family is out of town. At least I was able to get this cute Valentine card done to show you all! It is my birthday today and it's FRIDAY!! It will be a great day!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday. I don't know why I reached for this set when I was trying really hard to create a super easy card... But I like the way this turned out!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card base using Crumb Cake ink
  • Adhere a piece of Real Red card stock to the card base
  • Stamp the lumberjack image from Wood You Be Mine onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo black Momento ink
  • Stamp his shirt using Real Red ink then color the rest of the lumberjack using Blendabilities: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and skin tones
  • Adhere stamped panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the saw onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color with Blendabilities: Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake then stamp the sentiment onto the blade using Tuxedo black Momento ink
  • Cut the saw out and adhere to card
  • Punch a heart from Real Red card stock using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add a Soft Sky candy dot to heart
Be sure to stop by the Create with Connie and Mary site to see Nicole's fabulous project and find out how to win blog candy! While you're there, take advantage of the Early Bird pricing for the upcoming Spring Collection! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Wood You Be Mine, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Blendabilities: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, skin tones; Accessories- itty bitty accents punch pack, Subtles candy dots, dimensionals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CCMC 338

Good morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying all the fun going on at Create with Connie and Mary! This week is Preview Week as we gear up for the upcoming Spring Collection! Lots of blog candy and free tutorials! Not to mention the great ideas! Today we take time to present our weekly challenge! This week we have a fun color challenge!


Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry! Bright, pretty and fun! I must confess that I was pressed for time on this one and used inspiration from the SAB catalog to come up with my card.


  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the dots image from Best Day Ever onto the card base using Crushed Curry ink
  • Make a tag from Whisper White using the Ornate Tag Topper punch
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the tag using Bermuda Bay ink and adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Fold a piece of Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack in half and adhere to top of tag
  • Thread a piece of white baker's twine through a Crushed Curry button from the Best Year Ever accessory pack and tie a bow then adhere to tag
I told you it was super easy! I look forward to see what you all do with these fabulous colors! Don't forget to see all the fantastic creations from the rest of the designers at the Create with Connie and Mary site! While you're there why not sign up for the Spring Collection! You can take advantage of the Early Bird pricing! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Best Day Ever; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay; Accessories- Best Year Ever accessory pack, white baker's twine, Ornate Tag Topper punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

PCCCS 127

Good morning, Friends! It is really foggy around here this morning! My son and husband left just a little while ago for Kansas! Yep! The whole house to myself! Woohoo!! I have a shorter day at school today and was hoping to come home and start the fun but I have to go to the DMV. UGH!!! My driver's license expires on my birthday (which is Friday) so I had better take care of that today. Not looking forward to that but it has to be done. I hope that my family has good roads all day today!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenges! I was really inspired by Justin's card! WOW! I wanted to copy that one but decided to take it in a different direction. I am loving this Snuggles & Smooches set! I kept my card very simple!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • I stamped the squiggle circle from Snuggles & Smooches onto the card base using Crisp Cantaloupe ink
  • Punch a banner from a piece of Stacked with Love designer paper using the Bitty Banner punch and adhere to the back of a strip of another piece of Stacked with Love designer paper then adhere to card
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the heart image onto Whisper White using Real Red ink and cut out then adhere to card
  • Add a variety of rhinestones to card
Super simple but so much fun! Preview Week is going on at Create with Connie and Mary! Debbie is sharing a fantastic card with you all! Be sure to stop by and see what the fun is all about! While you are there, take advantage of the early bird pricing on the Spring Collection! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Snuggles & Smooches; Paper- Whisper White, Stacked with Love designer paper; Ink- Crisp Cantaloupe, Real Red, Calypso Coral; Accessores- Bitty Banner punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CCMC Preview Week Day 3!

Good morning, Friends! It's a rainy one around here. But instead of staying inside and snuggling up to the fire, I will be hustling off to work! I am glad that I like my job or it would be tough to get motivated. Tomorrow my husband and son take off to see my family in Kansas! I am sad that I can't go but I am also really excited to have the whole house to myself for the weekend!!! I am looking forward to getting some things done around here without so many distractions from them - lol! Tonight we will be looking for a new couch as the one we have will be going to my parents' house. 

Today's card was made for a recent swap I was in. I love this bundle! It's the Crazy About You stamp set and the Hello You thinlits. Lots of fun with these products!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Run a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and adhere to card base
  • Use the fringe scissors to fringe a piece of Pistachio Pudding and adhere to the back of a piece of Best Year Ever designer paper then adhere to card
  • Make a take from Whisper White and use the Ornate Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag
  • Run the tag through the Big Shot using the Hello You thinlits and cut the "you" out of the tag
  • Stamp the "amaze me" from Crazy About You stamp set using Coastal Cabana ink
  • Tie a piece of Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack at the top of the tag and adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower onto a piece of Whisper White using Crushed Curry ink and punch out with the Flower Medallion punch then adhere to card with dimenisonals
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
I hope you have been checking out the fun going on at Create with Connie and Mary! Yesterday Mary shared a great tutorial and was giving away blog candy! Today Melissa is sharing a beautiful project and has blog candy, too! Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to sign up for the Spring Collection! You won't want to miss this one! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Crazy About You; Paper- Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Best Year Ever designer paper; Ink- Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry; Accessories- Best Year Ever accessory pack, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Ornate Tag Topper punch, Hello You thinlits, Flower Medallion punch, fringe scissors, rhinestones, dimensionals

Monday, January 12, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today I am participating in a Creative Blog Hop! I was nominated by Margaret Raburn to share a project and answer some questions about my creative process. Then I nominate two more people to share projects next week! 

First off, my card! I am using the Snuggles & Smooches stamp set. This is such an adorable set! My upline sent this set to me and I am loving it! Thanks, Janet!!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Adhere a piece of Stacked with Love designer paper to a piece of Crumb Cake
  • Tie a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine around the panel
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the panel using Real Red ink
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the heart image onto a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe using Calypso Coral ink and again onto Calypso Coral card stock using Real Red ink and cut both out
  • Adhere hearts to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones
Now for my questions...
  1. What are you working on now? Right now I am working on projects for the upcoming Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection! I also work on getting cards created for the Create with Connie and Mary design team! I am so blessed to be a part of this design team! Such wonderful and talented ladies! In between all of that I like to play with all the new goodies and make cards to share on my blog!
  2. How does your work differ from others in your genre? Well... I love the clean and simple look! I think that a lot of people love that look as well. We are all different and it is fun to see what others can create with the same stamps, ink and paper. I don't know how different I am but that's what I like!
  3. Why do you create what you do? I love to create cards! Cards are great to have on hand to send out or hand out or give to others to use. I usually am creating to fulfill design commitments and swaps and I love that!
  4. How does your creative process work? I don't know if I have a creative process - lol! I love to surf the internet for sketches. I think that sketches give me the most inspiration. I also enjoy looking at Pinterest. I find a lot of ideas from there. Most of my color inspiration comes from challenges or the designer paper that Stampin' Up! sells. 
The fun continues next week with two other people. I am waiting to hear back from them to be sure that they are in. I will post their blog address before next week to let you know how you can continue along the hop! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Snuggles & Smooches; Paper- Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Stack with Love designer paper; Ink- Real Red, Calypso Coral; Accessories- Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Preview Week: Day 1 and Blog Candy

Hello everyone! I am so excited! It's Preview Week at Create with Connie and Mary! I am first up for sharing a a card with you all! I hope you're as excited about the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs as we are! So many great products and ideas! My card today features the Crazy About You stamp set. I will be using this set during the Spring Collection! But the only way to see the project is to be a subscriber of the Spring Collection and you can sign up at the Create with Connie and Mary website. Right now the early bird pricing is going on! 

Card details:

  • Card base is Whisper White cut at 11" x 4 1/4" and folded in half
  • Stamp the leaf image from Crazy About You in Pistachio Pudding
  • Cut a piece of Best Year Ever designer paper at 2" x 5" and flag the bottom then adhere to card base
  • Stamp the flower image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Crisp Cantaloupe ink and punch out using the Flower Medallion punch
  • Stamp the flower image again onto Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink and cut the middle section out and adhere to bigger flower with dimensionals
  • Adhere layered flower to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto the card base using Calypso Coral ink
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a basic metal button and adhere to flower center
I hope you enjoyed my card! Now for the FUN part! I get to give away blog candy!! All you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog today! The winner will receive a FREE subscription to the Spring Collection and will be announced next Sunday on the Create with Connie and Mary site! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Crazy About You; Paper- Whisper White, Best Year Ever designer paper; Ink- Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe; Accessories- Flower Medallion punch, linen thread, basic metal button, dimensionals

Thursday, January 8, 2015

CCMC 337

Good morning, Friends! It's time for another challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a sketch challenge! Take a look!


And my card...


  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and adhere to the card base
  • Stamp the lemon image from A Happy Thing onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo black Momento ink and color in with Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi and outline using Soft Sky
  • Stamp the image again onto another piece of Whisper White card stock and color the lemon using the Daffodil Delight blendabilities
  • Cut the lemon out and adhere to panel using dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the panel
  • Stamp the speckles from Gorgeous Grunge onto the panel using Soft Sky ink
  • Cut two banners from Best Year Ever designer paper and adhere to the panel
  • Cut another banner from Wild Wasabi card stock and fringe it with the fringe scissors then adhere to panel
  • Tie a piece of Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon around the panel and adhere to a piece of Basic Black card stock
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals 
Be sure to see what the other designers did with this sketch at the Create with Connie and Mary website! I hope you will play along with us! We always love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- A Happy Thing, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Best Year Ever designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento ink, Soft Sky, Blendabilities: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Accessories- Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, fringe scissors, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wooden Valentine

Good morning everyone! We are back to it! It was nice to see everyone at school again and get back into the routine! I could have used a nap about half way through the afternoon yesterday, but I persevered! I did go to bed much earlier last night and while I am still tired, I am feeling much better! Now I really hope that I don't get sick! Lots of kiddos coughing. Yuck! It's a shorter day today and I hope to get home and have enough energy to do the things that I need to get done before the weekend!

Today's card was inspired by an older sketch from somewhere. I was glad to use this lumberjack dude again. 

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • On another piece of Crumb Cake stamp the two-step trees image from Wood You Be Mine twice using Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi
  • Toward the bottom of the panel, stamp the saw blade using Crumb Cake then adhere the panel to a piece of Basic Black card stock
  • Stamp the lumberjack onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo black Momento ink and his shirt using Smoky Slate ink then color the rest using Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and skin tones
  • Cut the lumberjack out and adhere to panel with dimensionals
  • Stamp the hearts using Real Red ink three times without re-inking
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a strip of Crumb Cake using Tuxedo black Momento ink and flag the end then adhere to the panel
  • Stamp the wood image onto a piece of Crumb Cake using Tuxedo black Momento ink and color using Crumb Cake and Real Red markers then cut out and adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wood You Be Mine; Paper- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento ink, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, skin tones, Markers: Crumb Cake, Real Red; Accessories- dimensionals