Thursday, December 28, 2017

Petal Palette Blends Bird ~ CCMC490

Hey stampers!  Christmas is over and now it's time to look forward to the new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration!  I'm giving a little sneak peek in the latest sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary.  My card this week features the new stamp set Petal Palette and matching framelits Petals and More. I colored the images with our new Blends markers, which are so fun to play with and then used a little piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP, since it was still laying on my desk...left over from Christmas!

I hope you'll find time to join us in the CCMC sketch challenge this week!  Just add your card to the facebook group!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Petal Palette
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Blends, Daffodil Delight ink pad
Paper: Merry Little Christmas DSP, Daffodil Delight, Black, White
Accessories: Petals & More Framelits

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fresh Fig Jar ~ CCMC489, GDP118

Hello stampers!  Another week has come and gone...can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?  In just a few days we'll be celebrating the birth of our Savior, having Christmas dinner, and spending time with family!  What a wonderful time of year!  
But right now we've got a new Create with Connie and Mary challenge at hand...a color challenge!  Look at these fresh, soft colors.  They remind me of spring, which is the next season to look forward to!  I decided to go with that spring theme and do some pretty fig flowers in a jar.  I mixed in the sketch from Global design project to help me along with my design team card. 

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you can find a little time in the hectic holiday season to play along with our challenge this week!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bright Merry Cafe ~ CCMC488, Merry Monday269

Hello friends!  It's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge time again!  Sketch week has rolled around and here's our sketch....

I've never been a fan of repeated patterns so I tried to come up with something that went together and had three different sizes.  I was first going to go with the Jar of Love set and then I spied the Coffee set.  I thought that I could do something fun with this!  It fit in with the color challenge from Merry Monday where we could choose any three colors to use in a Christmas card.  I chose Melon Mambo, Real Red, and Wild Wasabi.  

I'm interested to see what everyone else does with this sketch!  It was kind of a hard one for me!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Foil Frenzy Painted Harvest ~ HSS279

Hello stampers!  Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for the newest Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  When I first looked at these colors I didn't know what to do.  They are so summery and I'm still in Christmas/Winter card making mode.  Believe it or not, I finally just got this Painted Harvest set.  I know, I know, I'm late to the party!  Hey, better late than never, right?!  Anyway, I thought the two step stamps of this set might make for a nice match for this color combo.  I stamped the sunflower in Daffodil Delight and topped it with Calypso Coral and then stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and topped them with Bermuda Bay.  
For the background I went for (again my new) Foil Frenzy DSP.  I think it's actually Old Olive, but it could also double for Lemon Lime Twist....and that's what I'm doing with it!  I paired it with Calypso Coral retired DSP and stuck with those to main color so it wouldn't get too busy.  I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay to showcase that color a bit more too.  I really enjoyed the way this came out in the end!

I hope you'll be able to join us in this challenge!  

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Happy Remarkable You ~ CCMC487, TSOT351

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge time again!  We've got a rich, bright color challenge for you this week.  I'm in such a Christmas mode that it was hard for me to break away from making Christmas cards!  I just love this time of year.  Christmas cards are my favorite to create.  Anyway, I decided I wanted to play around with my Blends markers again, so I chose a big flower from Remarkable You.  Since I stamped it with the Black Memento ink, I decided to add some black cardstock in there as well. I also added a touch of gold in there for added elegance. 
To help me along with my design team card this week I opted to use the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday #351.  It's been quite a while since I played along with that challenge so I'm happy to join up again!  

I hope you'll join us this week using these fun colors.  Just upload your card the the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!