Nov 03 2011

CCMC174 – Day of Gratitude

Today it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge that ANYONE can play along with!  We have a FUN sketch for you to try today.  Keep it in the square shape as shown…or change it up to the normal rectangle.  You'll see that our Challenge Team members did both!  Check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…even though our Holiday Edition is officially over, you can still sign up and get some GREAT ideas for your holiday gift giving…and…if you are a demo…your November/December classes!



And here is my take on the sketch.  I used a set that I loved last year, but haven't pulled out this year until now…Day of Gratitude!



I started with a base of More Mustard cardstock and layered on Soft Suede.  I used three different patterns of Spice Cake Designer Paper for the panels.  Then I colored up the large medallion from Day of Gratitude with my Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Suede, Pool Party and More Mustard and stamped it on Very Vanilla.  I cut it out.  I made a pennant banner of Pool Party and stamped the greeting in Soft Suede.  I added two rows of the pearls along the left edge and finally placed the medallion on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals!


I'm getting in the mood for Thanksgiving.  We'll be going to my oldest son's NEW home this year.  He and his wife were just transferred to the quad cities, Iowa area.  They are moving in this weekend and I'm anxious to see the house…it looks beautiful!  I'll be sending off this card to my mom and dad since we won't be at their house this year for Thanksgiving. 


Again, make sure you check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this sketch!  We have a GREAT variety every week!  Check them out on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your inks, stamps and paper and play along!  We love to see your creations!

8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 3, 2011 - 08:11:31
Nina Riley said:

I love what you did with the Gratitude  stamp.  Looks easy enough to copy–I love the stamp set but usually don't try to coloring with various markers because it's such a busy stamp.  I think I could do this one.  Love the spice cake dsp.  May be the prettiest SU has ever made <g>.

Nov 3, 2011 - 08:11:21
Deb said:

Beautiful!! I have always loved this stamp, too (even though I don't own it), and it works perfectly with the designer paper! Love the little strips of pearls – great touch!

Nov 3, 2011 - 09:11:07
Lisa Martz said:

Lots of work coloring in that medallion!  But that paid off…very pretty.  I need to get that stamp back out.  I think this combo would look great with some leaves also…might have to give that a try.

Nov 3, 2011 - 08:11:29
Patti Willey said:

Ooo Connie! You're Medallion is a HIT! Gorgeous color pallet. Fantastic card!

Nov 3, 2011 - 09:11:31
Rose Kerry said:

Love your card, great hand cutting on your medallion, I even asked myself if we had a punch for that!  I'm not that familiar with this year's catalog.  Love your colors, great job with the layout.

Nov 4, 2011 - 12:11:55

Beautiful medallion Connie!  I still adore that stamp set and I love it paired with the different spice cake patterns.  I also love how you did the sentiment and the pearls are to die for!

Nov 5, 2011 - 08:11:16

So pretty the way you colored your focal image and of course, who wouldn't love this Spice Cake DSP, my fav!

Nov 6, 2011 - 12:11:39

So pretty – I love the multicoloured medallion piece. Great card!