Jun 06 2012

Blooming with Kindness

Well…as easy as my card looks, it certainly didn't come together quickly!  I started off in a completely different direction and tore up several layers before I settled on this one.  Still not what I wanted, but I needed to get something up here on my blog!  And…over an hour on one card is WAY too much for me!  lol!


I must be WAY overthinking this stamp set, because I didn't find it easy to use.  I tried cutting it out…nope…fall colors…nope.  I finally just grabbed a couple of the new In Colors, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse along with Very Vanilla.  Then put it together.


The base card is Raspberry Ripple and I used the new Fancy Fan Impressions Folder on the left side of the front.  I added the strip of Midnight Muse Chevron pattern from Comfort Cafe Designer Paper for the front.  I cut a Midnight Muse layer for the Very Vanilla, then decided to put it at an angle for a little variety.  The Very Vanilla is popped up on the front.  For a little bling, I used a couple Pearls up in the corner.  Simple elegance?  I don't know!  lol!  I hope the rest of my day is more productive than this morning's card because I have a LOT to do working on my Create projects!  I finished my Preview Project last night…you'll see it next week.  And, I must say it turned out CUTE!!!



This week we are introducing our Guest Designers for Create with Connie and Mary's New Catalog Edition 2012!  The 5 week session will feature items from the NEW catalog…so the projects can be used ALL YEAR LONG!  Right now we are having our Early Bird Special so you can sign up for $24.95…that is $5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95…30 step-by-step tutorials at less than $1 each!  Don't miss out!  Check out the Create with Connie and Mary site for more information, we have a BRAND NEW Guest Designer we've introduced today…we are excited to have her on board! 

10 People have left comments on this post

Jun 6, 2012 - 10:06:16
Patricia Gessner said:

Connie, I love this card.  It's the only one using something new that I can honestly say I would like to make.  TFS

Jun 6, 2012 - 12:06:02
Gay Ferland said:

Always beautiful art you create!!  Thanks fr sharing!!

Jun 6, 2012 - 12:06:06
Natalie said:

I actually really LOVE how this card turned out!  It's just so elegant and pretty!  This set is on my wishlist, although I'm not really sure what I plan to do with it…;)

Jun 6, 2012 - 07:06:14
lynn koepke said:

You aren't alone here. My own muse  doesn't always want to wake up and tell me what to do with a stamp set either-  This one turned out to be very refined – like it!

Jun 6, 2012 - 09:06:29
Tina Batori said:

I've fallen in love with this flower, and the sentiments and good, too.  You did a great job; sorry it took so long!

Jun 6, 2012 - 09:06:29
Amy Ettelson said:

Connie, your card is lovely.  The colors are superb and sometimes our stamps are so beautiful that just a single color is all we need.  This stamp set is a perfect example.  It's beautiful without needing any embellishments.
Thank you for sharing!

Jun 6, 2012 - 10:06:20
Sue O. said:

Connie – I think this card is beautiful.  It makes me want that stamp set and I do not need any more flower stamps (trust me!).  I love stamps that look good without adding a embellishments and such to them.  I like the embossing, the layering, the colors. . .it is just a really beautiful card. 

Jun 6, 2012 - 11:06:20

I KNEW I was going to want this set!!  It's now jumped to the top of my wishlist – thanks for the inspiration!

Jun 8, 2012 - 06:06:52
Cathy Warhank said:

Wonderful card, Connie! I love it – it is elegant and strikingly bold at the same time. Classy! 

Jun 10, 2012 - 08:06:38
Annie C said:

Wow – I love the regalness (is that a word?) of this color combination. The card is stunning!