CCMC 154- A Sneak Peek!

It’s Thursday! You know what that means?? Another great challenge at Create With Connie and Mary! I used this week’s fabulous colors to put my new sneak peek stamps to use! This card features both new paper and new stamps! I LOVE them! They will both be available on July 1 in the new Stampin’ …

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Create With Connie and Mary #153

Hello everybody! Have you had time to dive into the Stampin’ Up Last Chance List? Wow! That consumed me all day yesterday, analyzing and thinking and reanalyzing! Today’s Create With Connie and Mary sketch is a square, however, I ended up doing a rectangle! Funny how a card can take on a life of its …

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CCMC152- Word Play again!

I told you I use this set a lot! This week’s challenge at Create with Connie and Mary is a color challenge! Fresh, summery colors! Stamps: Word Play Ink and Paper: Red Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Other: Star Punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Stampin Write markers, Designer Buttons, …

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CCMC151- Sketch Challenge!

This week’s challenge at Create With Connie and Mary is a great sketch! I wanted to play with a new stamp I got this week called Land of the Free, so I rearranged some of the elements. We have a high military population in San Antonio, so this card seemed appropriate. Notice the plane in …

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CCMC150 and Blog Candy!

Hi everybody!! Today is an EXCITING DAY on Create with Connie and Mary! Not only do we have a FABULOUS color challenge for you, we are announcing another SURPRISE and……BLOG CANDY! WOO HOOO!!!! The Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition Preview Period is quickly coming to an end and with it the Early Bird …

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Create With Connie and Mary #149

Good morning! This week at Create With Connie and Mary, we have a fabulous sketch challenge for you! I kind of strayed a little from the sketch, but hopefully you can see how it inspired me. Stamps: Happy Greetings Ink and Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Celebrations DSP Other: Decorative Label Punch, Scalloped …

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CCMC148- Vellum!

Hi everybody! I have been having computer issues (laptop in the shop, desktop is a piece of junk). I apologize for my absence. Hopefully it will improve this week when my appendage (laptop!) returns from Best Buy!This week at Create with Connie and Mary, the challenge is a color challenge! I adore these colors! Those …

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Create With Connie and Mary #147

Good morning all! Today’s challenge at CCMC is a fun sketch! I went with the super fun stamp and punch called Build a Blossom and Blossom Petals Punch. It’s bright and sunny, don’t you think? Stamps: Word Play, Build a Blossom Ink and Paper: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Beyond …

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CCMC146- Summer Time!

I love summer. A lot!! That’s why I get super excited to see the new summer sets in the Summer Mini. I received my pre-order (a benefit of being a demo- woot!) last week and this was the first set I inked up. The colors this week at Create With Connie and Mary really lend …

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CCMC 145-Pink Owl

Good morning friends! Another Thursday, another fun challenge from Create With Connie and Mary! A sketch this time! I went very clean and simple this time. Stamps: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain Ink and Paper: Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Rose Red Other: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, …

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CCMC144- Time for Cake!

Good morning! Today at Create With Connie and Mary. we have an adorable cake inspiration for you! I adored the bottom layer and those stripes, so that’s where I drew my inspiration. Stamps: Create A Cupcake, On A Pedestal, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink and Paper: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive Other: Old …

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Create With Connie and Mary #143- A Sketch

Hi everybody! It’s Thursday, so that means double post day for me! First, I have a fabulous challenge from Create With Connie and Mary. Its a fun sketch! I kind of went outside the box with this one. Hope you can see my thinking.. 😉 I started out by using my Stampin‘ Sponges and a …

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Goin’ Green! (CCMC142)

Happy St. Patricks Day! In honor of today, our challenge for you at CCMC is to GO GREEN! I chose to clean and simple today. And, non St. Paricks, but green non the less! Stamps: Word Play Ink and Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery Other: Certainly Celery Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons, thread, sewing machine. …

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CCMC 141- Have a Seat, Friend!

When I first saw the new catalog last summer, I loved so many stamp sets. One, called Have a Seat, really stood out. But, I kept putting it off to get other things I needed. But, I finally got it! And I could’nt wait to play with it! So, this week at Create With Connie …

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CCMC 140- Fabulous!

Good morning everybody! Today is an exciting day at Create With Connie and Mary! We’ve decided to go ALL STAMPIN’ UP! That’s right baby, everything you see from everyone will be from the best stamp company in the world! Also, Blog Candy (Holla!!) will be given away once this month and once next month! You …

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CCMC 139

Good morning! Today is two post day for me, and first up is the Cake Inspiration Challenge at Create With Connie and Mary. Beautiful!!! This new First Edition DSP from the Occasions mini is my new addiction! And the best part is that so many sheets come in the package! I love it! I added …

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Create With Connie and Mary #138- A Sketch

Another Thursday, another Double Post Day for me! Today at Create With Connie and Mary, the challenge is a sketch! I chose to feature a Sale A Bration set today called So Happy For you. If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know how much I love to do rainbow order… Well, …

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Create With Connie and Mary #137

How’s the weather where you are? Ready for spring? Yea, me too. And we don’t get all the nasty stuff here, but we have had some bitterly cold weather. And I’m a South Texas girl, so I don’t handle that well! Anyhow, I have a breath of fresh {spring} air for you today. When I …

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Create With Connie and Mary #136

Good morning everybody! I’ve got a fantastic sketch for you this week from Create With Connie and Mary! Make sure you hop over there and give it a try! I’m in a birthday mood this week, so here is another! Stamps: Bring on the Cake Paper: Celebrations DSP, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pacific Point Other: …

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CCMC 135- Circle-icious

What a fun cake today over at Create With Connie and Mary! I decided to focus on the middle layer with all those circles! Stamps: Punch Bunch Ink and Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla Other: Circle Punches ( 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″), Scallop Square Punch, Big SHot, Scallop Squares …

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CCMC 134- Eat Chocolate!

Good morning! This post is a little late…I have the flu! Ugh! So, I will be short and sweet! This week at Create With Connie and Mary is a fun sketch challenge! I chose to take the fabulous striped grosgrain ribbon all the way across. I used my sewing machine to adhere it to the …

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Create With Connie and Mary #133

This week’s challenge at Create With Connie and Mary is a color challenge. Such beautiful colors that make me think of spring! I chose to use one of my favorite DSP from the main SU catalog called Greenhouse Gala. It was perfect for this challenge! The trim is from…you guessed it, Tasteful Trims Big Shot …

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DIsc Full! Error, Error! (The right CCMC Challenge!)

Yes, that is what my brain spit out today. Apprently, I can’t do it all, all the time! I accidently posted next week’s challenge for Create With Connie and Mary…sigh. Can’t I just quit my day job and do this all day?? WAA! Anyhow, here is this week’s sketch: Have you seen SU’s new cupcake …

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Create With Connie and Mary #131- Let it SNOW!

This week’s challenge at Create With Connie and Mary is a theme challenge: SNOW! Fitting for many of you in the North East. But not here! I wore flip flops when I went to Michaels today…sigh.. A little winter would be nice… While sitting in Starbucks (*YUM*) I was struck with inspiration for this weeks …

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