Thursday, September 21, 2017

Christmas Blessings Village ~ CCMC476, INKspire Me371

Hello stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary time again and it's sketch week.  I recently got some new holiday stamps and goodies in the mail and was eager to use them.  I really love these Hometown Greetings edgelits dies.  I used the colors from Inkspire Me Challenge #317 and figured the gold glimmer paper would look fantastic behind the cutouts on the buildings.  I love the clean look of the white houses and trees.  I added in a bit of espresso ribbon and gold sequin trim to mimic the diagonal element of the sketch.  Also, the Gently Falling EF ties into the theme nicely.  I used a greeting from Christmas Pines because I felt like all the greetings from the coordinating set to the houses were too big.  


I hope you'll be able to play along with us at the Create With Connie and Mary Facebook page!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sail Baby ~ HSS273, TGIF125

Hello friends!  Today starts another challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We've got three rich colors for you to play with!  I hope to see many of your creations in the gallery.
After searching for inspiration found with TGIF Challenges #125,  I finally decided on this sailboat from Swirly Bird.   The colors are a bit darker and richer than one would probably usually use on a baby card, but I think they work!  
The other fun element to my card is that it's a shaker!  It adds to the fun theme of a baby card.

I added some ribbon and sequins for accents along with the baby sentiment and that was it!

Thanks for taking a peek!  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Distressed Chicken ~ CCMC475, TGIF124, JAI376

Hello stampers!  It's Thursday, so that mean it's time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  
At first I didn't think I'd enjoy these colors, but boy was I wrong!  I had a great time putting this card together and enjoyed these colors greatly!  
I used the sketch from TGIF #124 and inspiration from Just Add Ink #376...Just Add "D".  My "D" is distressed.  

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Joyful Pines ~ CCMC474, Merry Monday255

Hello stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary is back for another challenge.  It's sketch week and isn't this one appealing!  There's so many neat ways this one could go and our designers have whipped up several ideas to inspire you! Check out the Create With Connie and Mary page to see all the creations.
I'm starting to get into Christmas Card mode.  I loved this Christmas Pines set from last year's holiday catalog and I was so pleased to see they brought it into this years full catalog!  I also loved the cable knit folder....which I may have mentioned a time or two.  I am absolutely in love with the texture these new Dynamic Texture folders provide.  
I used a peice of Wood Textures DSP for the background half circle.  I like the warmth the wood-look provides.  I tried to play off the colors in the wood, mimicking them in the pine cones and textured background piece. I had to add a pop of color with the red berry sprigs and the red accent paper strip.  The bow was one that was discarded from a previous project and laying around my desk begging to be used.  I was very happy to oblige it!  Anything to make a card come together faster!  LOL! 

The sentiment ties the red, green, and vanilla together from the main panel.  
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #255 is all about Joy.  Not only does my sentiment have the word Joy in it, this card gives me a lot of joy as well!

I hope you can join us by uploading your version of the sketch to the Create With Connie and Mary facebook page!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Inspirational Cozy Leaves ~ HSS272, CTD458, JAI375

Hello stampers!  Another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is upon us and it's photo inspiration time!  I love the inspiration challenges!
I chose to be inspired by the white sweater, the weathered wood, and the leaves.  I also used the colors at Color Throwdown #458 and the sketch from Just Add Ink #375.

The red and green leaves are from a sizzix die platform that goes way, way back.  I don't have the current set of leaf dies.  The yellow sprigs are from Christmas Pines, which is one of my favorite sets.  I was more than happy to pull out my Cable Knit Dynamic folder....oh, how I've missed it!  It is another of my favorites.  I used some of the Wood Textures DSP for my weathered wood element.  A stitched circle sentiment and gold twisted bakers twine finish off my card.  

Come play along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Here For You Flower ~ CCMC473, GDP102

Hello Stampers!  Another week has come and gone and that means it's time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It's color week and we've got these three elegant colors for you:  Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, and Pear Pazzazz.
I went with the small flower from the Birthday Blooms set.  This little flower is often neglected for it's bigger more beautiful star of the show bloom.  I decided to make it into a Here For You card, which could be a sympathy card if needed.  I also used the sketch over at Global Design Project #102.  I channeled my inner Teneale Williams for this one!  I just love her style!

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you can join us for the Challenge on the Create with Connie and Mary facebook page!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Eastern Palace meets Swirly Bird ~ CCMC472

Hi stampers!  Welcome to another week at Create With Connie and Mary!  This time we have a neat sketch for you.  
I had actually created my main circle panel for another project and decided I didn't want to use it, so it has been laying around my desk for a few weeks.  I picked it up and thought it would work nicely for this week's sketch!  I added a Ruffled Impressions textured background, some coordinating DSP behind it, a strip of gold foil paper and some gold sequins to tie the gold accents into the main circle and voila!  My card was practically done for me and only took me minutes to put together!  I love it when that happens.  My normal card time is about an hour.  I like to think about how things should go together, and then think about it again!  
I super pleased about how this one turned out!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Birthday Blooms
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Dapper Denim, White, Eastern Palace DSP, White, Gold Foil
Accessories: Swirly Bird Framelits, Ruffled Textured Impressions folder, Scalloped Circle Framelits, Stitched Circle framelit, metallic sequins, dimensionals.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!