Thursday, September 8, 2011

CCMC 166 & Special Announcement!!

Good morning everyone!! I have so much to tell you today that I am going to just jump right in! First of all, it is Thursday, and that means a super fun challenge from the wonderful ladies at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a sketch challenge. Check it out!

And here is what I came up with:
This card serves two wonderful purposes. The first one is that it is my design team card for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge. So let me tell you about the card. I started with a piece of Confetti Cream card stock and stamped the image from Always grateful in black StazOn. Then I used More Mustard, River Rock, Soft Suede, and Pear Pizzazz inks and my aqua painter to watercolor it. The sentiment is stamped below in Soft Suede. This panel is adhered to a piece of Soft Suede. The next panel is a piece of River Rock that went through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth embossing folder and then got sponged. To the top portion I added a piece of Spice Cake designer paper and the bottom right hand corner got two brads. I used glue dots to adhere a piece of Soft Suede wide grosgrain ribbon on the back and then added a skinny strip of Soft Suede. This panel is popped up onto a Soft Suede card base and the stamped image panel is popped as well. And there you have it!

So the second purpose my card serves is also my wonderful announcement! Today is the day that I get to tell you all that Connie and Mary have asked me to be a guest designer for their Create Holiday 2011 Edition! Lil' ol' me is going to be a guest designer!!! I will be creating a special project using the Spice Cake designer paper and the Card Keeper. And it won't be for cards! But the only way to see my project will be to subscribe to their site (Create Holiday 2011 Edition). I will be featured during week 3 which will run October 2-8. Right now they are offering early bird pricing of $29.95! And believe me... You will NOT be disappointed! There will be so many wonderful ideas and just in time for the holidays!

So what are you waiting for? Go to the Create with Connie and Mary website to find more details about their upcoming Create Holiday 2011 Edition and meet the other fabulous designers. And be sure to sign up!! Oh!! And while you are there be sure to check out what the other designers did with this fantastic sketch! And then create your own project using the sketch provided. I can't wait to see what you come up with! And I hope to see you on the Holiday Edition side, too! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Always Thankful; Paper- Soft Suede, River Rock, Confetti Cream, Spice Cake designer paper; Ink- black StazOn, River Rock, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Soft Suede; Accessories- Soft Suede wide grosgrain ribbon, brads, Houndstooth embossing folder, aqua painter, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Congrats to joining us Deb! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with. Love the card as usual!

  2. Congratulations, Deb! They're going to love your projects! Loce this card as much as I love all your work! Love how the DSP brings out the green in the soft suede!

  3. Love your card, Deb...such great subtle colors. We are SO happy to have you join our Special Guest Designers, too!