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!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Buffalo Plaid Pinecone Joy ~ CCMC486, GDP115, ATSM270

Hey there stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge #486 is here!  I combined my sketch with Global Design Project #115 Christmas Joy Theme and Addicted to Stamps and more #270 Photo inspiration.  
This is probably one of my most favorite cards I've done yet this Christmas.  Number one, I'm a huge, huge fan of Buffalo Plaid anything and when I saw someone else somewhere take the black and white plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas DSP pack and sponge it with Real Red I fell in love and HAD to try it myself!  I LOVE the results!!! I mixed it with some Always Artichoke, tones of brown for the pinecones and a touch of gold for a little Christmas shine.  
Favorite reason number two is the Pretty Pines.  I was thrilled when I saw they brought this stamp and thinlit set into the annual catalog.  It's one of the best Christmas sets ever, I think.  And It doesn't just have to be Christmas either.  It can just be woodsy.

I cut one of each of the pinecone thinlits from Pretty Pines in Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Early Espresso and then layered them together.  I like the solid, substantial look it gave them.  Once I had them glued on I gave them a brush of Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.  Everything was topped off with a couple of bows and a gold gem.  
The JOY diecut is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  It originally said ENJOY but I cut the EN off.  

I certainly hope you'll join us this week!  Just share your card in on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Village on a Hill ~ HSS278

Hello Stampers!  It's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  This time we have a Christmas inspiration for you!  I got to choose this time's theme and I thought it would be fun to go with comfy, cozy, country Christmas.  
I chose to be inspired by the top pillow in the top left picture.  I like the little neutral houses sitting atop a snow hill.  I tried to mimic it the best I could.  I placed it all on a piece of Wood Textures DSP to add some texture to the background.  I also stamped and embossed snowflakes in the sky.  I added the cross-stitching from the Christmas Quilt set to give a handmade feel.  

Here's a better picture of the snowflakes.

I also stamped the inside.  I don't always do this but I think it make the card a little more special.
I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us this time!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bright Holiday Villiage ~ CCMC485

Hello stampers and happy Thanksgiving!  I hope your day will be filled with family and gratefulness!
Today we've got a bright color combination for you at Create with Connie and Mary!  Be sure to share your card with us at the Create With Connie and Mary Facebook page.  
I decided to go with a nice little Christmas Village scene.  I used watercolor paper and splashed on Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay onto the houses and some Old Olive onto the trees.  The background is from the Color Theory DSP pack.  
I added sparkle in the form of Dazzling Diamonds paper as well as Iridescent Ice embossed stars and some Iridescent Sequins.

I hope you'll find time to play along with us!  Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Coffee Cup of Cheer ~ CCMC484, ATSM268

Hey there!  Today starts another Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge! 
I just placed a big order and finally got my hand on the Merry Cafe and Coffee Cafe sets, as well as the matching dies.  Honestly, I don't know what took me so long to order these!  So, they just showed up in the mail and I was eager to play with them!  I think they go so well with this festive Christmas Quilt DSP.  This DSP is chock full of fun, fun patterns!
I love all the little details that come with the Coffee Cups Framelits.  That little heart stopper is just the cutest!!!  I love the texture on the coffee sleeve as well.  It's just so fun!  I added in a punched holly from the Holly Berry Builder as well.  I like the added sparkle from the Red Glimmer paper.  
I'm also adding my card over at Addicted to Stamps and More #268...keyword Holiday. 

I hope you'll play along with us at Create with Connie and Mary.  Just hop over to the CCMC facebook page to enter your card!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!