CCMC383 Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are spending the day with your family sharing traditions and eating all your favorite foods!  I am working the holiday, but will try to find some family time in the evening.

This week is sketch week at Create with Connie and Mary.  I love punch art!  Since today is Thanksgiving, this is what came to my mind when I saw the sketch:



















Stamp Set:  Six Sayings

Ink:  StazOn Black, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon

Paper:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Farmer’s Market DSP, Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Vellum

Accessories:  Punches:  1-3/4″ circle, scallop circle, word window, 1/2 ” circle, 1/4″ circle, Flower Medallion, Large Oval, Itty Bitty Accents; sponge dauber, glue dots

You can type in “punch art turkey” into almost any search engine and find numerous different birds…I chose this one and I’m sorry, but I don’t know whose original idea it was, but it wasn’t mine…I merely borrowed it.  I hope you all have a great holiday and find some time to join us a Create with Connie and Mary once it’s over!  I thank you all for following my blog!  See you next week!


CCMC382 Thanks & Giving

It’s color challenge week at Create with Connie and Mary.  I do like the colors this week.  They feel very fall-like to me.  I needed some Thanksgiving cards, so that is where my mind went.  I have been very busy helping my parents get ready to move to a new home and when I am not at work, I make the 4 hour drive to go help them pack.  My days are not my own anymore and I feel like my mojo has disappeared along with my spare time!  This didn’t come out of my head just exactly the way I wanted it to, but mostly!



















Stamp Sets:  Lighthearted Leaves (greeting), Bountiful Border (dots), Vintage Leaves

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon

Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Foil Doily

Accessories:  thread from gold sequins, Sponge Dauber, Leaflets Framelits

I hope you will pardon the funk I’m in!  I’m hoping once the weather changes and the snow flies that I will stay home and I can focus harder on enjoying crafting.  Now you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and try you luck with this combo!  Can’t wait to see what you do!


CCMC381 All is Calm

Sometimes I am challenged…mojo disappears and it just doesn’t happen for me.  This week was one of those weeks!  Or at least I think so!  I might have missed the mark with this card!   You’ll have to let me know if you think I’m wrong.  It’s sketch week at Create with Connie and Mary and I just drew a complete blank!  Lots of stress right now at work and trying to get my parents moved and I really feel like it just didn’t happen for me this week!  At best, it’s a loose interpretation of the sketch!























Stamp set:  Wonderland

Ink:  Mossy Meadow

Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz

Accessories:  Snowflake Elements, Winter Wonderland Embellishments, Season of Cheer Washi Tape

So my trees are off-set to simulate the two flowers in the sketch.  The snowflake is the circle for the sketch.  I saw the top and bottom parts of the first layer as two different papers…so white at the top and Pear Pizazz at the bottom.  The line through the sketch requested washi tape in my mind, so that’s how that got on there.  All in all, I like the card!  I think it is simple and a great card to give to the neighbors with some goodies this holiday season, just not sure I love it for this sketch???

I can’t wait to be inspired by all of you!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and try your luck!  I’m sure you will be more successful than I was!  Let me know what you think!


CCMC380 Happy Winter

It’s a color challenge week at Create with Connie and Mary.  This color combo spoke “winter” to me.  I don’t want you to think I love winter, but it’s comin’ whether we like it or not!  So, might as well have some fun with it, right?!























Stamp Sets:  Happy Scenes, Snow Place

Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red, Smoky Slate

Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer

Accessories:  Star Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade

This card is a layout from Mary Brown (of Create with Connie and Mary).  I fell in love with a little santa card she made last year.  Of course, I had none of the same supplies, so I used new stamps, the challenge colors and different embossing folder and embellishments to create my own card.  I love how this turned out!  Makes me almost want to like winter…NOT!

Now you head over and try your luck at the challenge!  I can’t wait to see what you do!  Go to Create with Connie and Mary to get all the details on how to participate!


CCMC379 Happy Haunting

It’s sketch week at Create with Connie and Mary.  I had some trouble with this one…seems like I always do when it involves circles or ovals in the sketch.  Not sure why!  I guess maybe I don’t feel like I have any stamps that are circles, so I get stumped on what to use?   Then, as is usually the case, I got an idea when I was running errands and I came home and created this fun Halloween card!















Stamp Sets: Howl-o-ween Treat, Among the Branches

Ink:  Versamark, Memento Black, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss

Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry

Accessories:  Black Glimmer paper, Circles Collection framelits, Boo To You framelits, Woodland embossing folder, White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed my card!  And…Happy Haunting!  Now head over to Create with Connie and Mary and try your luck!


CCMC378 Age Awareness II

It’s color challenge week at Create with Connie and Mary.  I could have gone a lot of different ways with this combo, but I decided to use the dinosaurs from No bones About It for this challenge.  I needed another birthday card for an “older” person!

I had saved a card in my favorites that I wanted to copy…you know, following the “CASE” rules.  According to Stampin’ Up!, you must change three things about a card to make it your own and I have done that.  So, it looks similar to a card created by Mary Fish, but I have changed the colors, the stamps used and the greeting as well as different button and twine, so I can call it my own.




















Stamp sets:  No Bones About It, Sheltering Tree, Age Awareness

Ink:  Mellow Moss, Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Black Marker

Paper:  Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Schoolhouse DSP, English Garden DSP

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Basic Metal Buttons

I am always inspired by others!  Can’t wait to see what you do!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to try your luck!


CCMC377 Trick or Treat

It’s sketch week at Create with Connie and Mary.  I don’t always think about one layer cards…simple cards, but this sketch called for something simple.  I knew right away that I wanted to use washi tape.  I created this fun, clean and simple Halloween card.



















Stamp Set:  Howl-o-ween Treat

Ink:  Memento Black, Tangelo Twist

Paper:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape, Dimensionals, Boo To You Framelits

Hope you enjoyed this card!  Can’t wait to see what you do!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and try your luck!