Mar 29 2014

Backyard Basics and BLOG CANDY

WOOHOO!  It's finally my turn to do a CARD SET for our PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It is the LAST DAY of PREVIEW…we start Card Create-tions 2014 TOMORROW.  I chose Backyard Basics for my set today…mainly because it has matching framelits!  Makes it SO easy to cut them out!  Like Mary, I used only one Designer Paper on my set…Watercolor Wonder.  I was amazed at how nice the stamp set and DSP went together!  I also used the versatile stamp set, Express Yourself, that is a hostess only set in the main catalog.  I love all the greetings in it!

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47 People have left comments on this post

Mar 29, 2014 - 06:03:17
Tracey Clay said:

I love your spring cards!!  Especially when they are all one pack DSP, stamp and framelits sets and words can be switched around with so many to choose from hostess set!!  TFS  

Mar 29, 2014 - 07:03:33
Seletta said:

Beautiful group of cards. These will be a great addition for spring

projects. Thanks and enjoy your weekend.

Mar 29, 2014 - 07:03:53
Cathi said:

Wow! It's amazing what you did with one stamp set and one pack of dsp!   Four beautiful yet completely different cards!

Mar 29, 2014 - 08:03:55
Sally Grissom said:

Don't yet have this stamp set but enjoyed seeing all of your lovely designs. 


Mar 29, 2014 - 08:03:22
Sheri K said:

Love the cards.  You are so creative!  TFS.

Mar 29, 2014 - 09:03:20
Pat Smith said:

Bee-U-Ti-Ful!!!  now I know what I'm gonna do this weekend!!!  

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:03:07
Martha Ludeking said:

Wonderful projects!  Just got the Backyard Basics so I'll be off to a great start with these ideas.  thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas.

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:03:04
JoAnn Tourtelotte said:

Always find the greatest ideas here!  Love these cards!

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:03:08
Linda Pagel said:

What a great set of cards!  I have had this set since the catalog came out, but have not used it yet.  Maybe it will see ink now that I have been inspired by you!!

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:03:44
AnnWa said:

I love the colors you chose for the flower die cuts – so soft & lovely. Thank you !


Mar 29, 2014 - 11:03:12
Karen F said:

What pretty spring and Eastery colors!!

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:03:11
Heather Dean said:

Beautiful cards.  Might just have to get that hexagon die…  I've been holding out but love how you used it with the Backyard Basics set!!

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:03:55
Ann Liesman said:

Love all you ideas using this stamp set.  I'll have to get mine out and try some of these myself!  Thanks for your help!  Ann

Mar 29, 2014 - 12:03:21
Avery Murphy said:

I love how you took a stampset I would "never get" and turned it into a stampset I "have to get". Your cards are beautiful. My favourite is the bee card, the hexagon die works perfectly with the bees! I love it!!!!

Mar 29, 2014 - 12:03:38
karen christensen said:

What fun and refreshing cards!  I'm really thinking SPRING with this collection.

Mar 29, 2014 - 01:03:28
Sue Root said:

Your pretty cards are a great way to welcome Spring!!

Mar 29, 2014 - 01:03:04
Becky G said:

Nice layouts on all the cards. Can't wait for the Create session to start tomorrow!

Mar 29, 2014 - 02:03:35
Suzie Q said:

I love your cards. That is my favorite stamp set! TFS

Mar 29, 2014 - 03:03:07
Rhonda Stoll said:

Love the soft color palette. Seeing your ideas makes me want to add this set to my next order!

Mar 29, 2014 - 04:03:34
Vickie Steele said:

I have this backyard set because of the framelits! I love the way you have used them today. Sure wish 'SPRING' would get to Ohio!!! But on a rainy day , what else can one do? Make cards….




Mar 29, 2014 - 04:03:43
Libby S said:

Thanks for some spring inspiration.  It is snowing here again in Ohio.  So sad.

Mar 29, 2014 - 04:03:12

Ooh!  I just got this stamp set and haven't inked it up yet.  Your projects make me excited to use it.  Beautiful!

Mar 29, 2014 - 04:03:10
Tania said:

Those are gorgeous. I really love them all, though the one with the hive die is my favorite. 

Mar 29, 2014 - 05:03:58
Teri Brown said:

I absolutely am loving the Spring Previews.  I can't wait until tomorrow for this new session to begin.

Mar 29, 2014 - 05:03:45
Marsha Edwards said:

You have created a wonderful set of cards.  I don't know how you achieved such a variety by using just the backyard basics stamps set & one DSP.  Thanks for sharing your talents!

Mar 29, 2014 - 06:03:49
Lynn G. said:

Nice and cheerful Spring cards.  Thanks for sharing them with us! 

Mar 29, 2014 - 06:03:01
Kate said:

I love it when you have 3 or 4 cards made from one stamp set. It gives me new layout ideas. It's great to have framelits to match a stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us

Mar 29, 2014 - 06:03:31
Robin S. said:

These are great cards!  I can't wait to make them.

Mar 29, 2014 - 08:03:09
Shirley Nicholsonlove l said:

Love your ideas! Great use of colors too!

Mar 29, 2014 - 08:03:39
Vicky Holmes said:

Love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mar 29, 2014 - 09:03:51

Connie,  I love your inspiration on your blog.  Thanks for sharing,

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:03:19
Jodi said:

Love your ideas!  Always find tons of inspiration.  Just picked the Backyard Basics as one of my 1/2 price items at my last party.  Can't wait to give them a try with the framelits.  Thanks for the great ideas!

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:03:07
Tamara Stewart said:

I'll be honest, I never cared for the back yard basics stamp set until I've seen the cards that you have done with them. Now I want to order it. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.


Mar 30, 2014 - 12:03:21
Joan Norris said:

Love all of the spring flowers! I love the idea to do groups of cards with one stampset. I would love to win the blog candy so I can particiipate!!! Thanks for this opportunity.

Mar 30, 2014 - 12:03:35
Tammy Mauer said:

Thanks for the glimpse of Spring..with snow still on the ground, it is refreshing to get a peek and reminder it is coming..just a little late.  I love how you were able to use one pack of DSP and one stamp set.  Many times I get overwhelmed with trying too many choices..keeping it simply but beautiful..Love it!


Mar 30, 2014 - 01:03:10
Stephanie K said:

Absolutely, beautiful cards!  Love them!  So very appropriate for Spring.  Here's hoping it actually arrives soon!

Mar 30, 2014 - 01:03:17
rosemarie c said:

Beautiful inspiration Connie!! Better yet I have the stamp set and dies. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog.

Mar 30, 2014 - 04:03:00
Joanne Hoffmann said:

Wonderful set of spring cards, Connie! Sure brings a bit of spring as we just received about 4-6" of fresh snow overnight in western NY! Ugh! Has been a rough and COLD winter! Seeing your beautiful cards makes me have HOPE that spring is just around the corner! TFS your beautiful set of cards….LOVE them!

Mar 30, 2014 - 04:03:49
Gay Ferland said:

Such beautiful creations, as always!!! You are always such an inspiration to me….thanks for sharing!!

Mar 30, 2014 - 08:03:59
Stasia Todd said:

Lovely cards. I'm holding a class that I called Birds, Bees, Blooms, Oh, My! using the same set. So Spring like. Since I live in Miami, we have Spring most of the year. Glad it's coming soon to you all up north.

Mar 30, 2014 - 09:03:23
Rose Ann M said:

Connie, Loved your cards and the spring colors.  You are an inspiraton to us all.  Makes me want to put my STAMP ON.  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 30, 2014 - 12:03:45
Shannon Brey said:

I've always wanted to try one of your classes!

Mar 30, 2014 - 12:03:53
Mary Davis said:

Lovely spring cards.  I am so ready for winter to be over.  I'm going to shower my girls with flowers for my club Sunday night. Maybe it will actually bring spring after our last (we all hope so) snow storm.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Mar 30, 2014 - 12:03:47
Claudia S. said:

Great cards!!!!! So happy Sring is on the way (still cold where I live, I know its officially Spring). Love the colors and the use of DSP.

Mar 30, 2014 - 01:03:23
sandi said:

LOve how all the colors came together,  The card is beautiful.  Thank you for sharing.

Mar 30, 2014 - 06:03:05
Jackie said:

A lovely set of designs for spring.  I have this stamp set and haven't used it yet…now there's no excuse!  Looking forward to another wonderful event.  Thanks for the tease.

Mar 30, 2014 - 08:03:21
Kelly W. said:

Beautiful Connie!  You've shown us great inspiration to use this stamp set.  The bee card is my favorite, and wow, that hexagon die is a must have for this stamp!  Perfect together.