May 22 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge

It's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Challenge (CCMC4)!  I designed the sketch for this week's challenge and  I am amazed at the how different each Designer interpreted this sketch!  I know I had fun with it…hope they did, too!  This week on Create with Connie and Mary, we've been focusing on Watercolor Trio, Bouque Bunch and A Little Bit of Magic from the Summer Mini Catalog.  It's not too late to join!  We are starting our last week, but you still have access to all the previous posts and tutorials long after the sesson is over!


Yes, I used Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Trio again.  I can't stop using it…and I love this color combination with it!  I stamped the flower and leaves images in Old Olive, Ruby Red and So Saffron Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock and layered it on So Saffron Cardstock.  I wrapped the Old Olive Satin Ribbon around it and tied.  I added three 1 1/4" circles punched from Ruby Red along the left side. 



For the greeting element, I stamped Thanks So Much with Ruby Red on Whisper White and punched with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch.  I layered it on…can you GUESS????  Yes!  The larger cog of the new Double Cog punch!  I punched the Cog once in Old Olive and once in Ruby Red, then layered it on a 1 3/4 circle of So Saffron.  This was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a So Saffron butterfly on the edge of the greeting, too!


I hope you check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team to see what they did this week.  As I mentioned earlier, each card was SO different, yet completely intrepreted from the sketch!


Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis



Set:  Watercolor Trio

Classic Inks:  Ruby Red, So Saffron, Old Olive

Cardstock:  Ruby Red, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White

Accessories:  Double Cog Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch


If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Mary site yet, now is the time to do it!  We feature new Summer Mini products every week.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!

9 People have left comments on this post

May 22, 2010 - 08:05:01
Kerin said:

Gorgeous colors Connie! And I love the way you layered the Cog Punch, too cool!!

May 22, 2010 - 09:05:41
Marlene Diefendorf said:

I love it Connie. After seeing your color choices I'm betting this sketch and colors will be my Christmas cards this year. Ya can't be too early when it comes to Christmas. You and the gals at CCM are my heroes!

May 22, 2010 - 01:05:51
June Switzer said:

Thank you for using the cog punch, I think. I wasn't going to order that but after seeing this card, I have to have it. That looks so great! Thanks again, I check out your blog everyday.

May 22, 2010 - 05:05:46

Beautiful card, Connie!  Great sketch!  I love the colors and the cog punch looks really neat!  I love how you stamped the images too!

May 22, 2010 - 10:05:04
Marsha said:

This is very pretty…and COOL use of the cog punch! 

May 23, 2010 - 10:05:15
Gayle Cramer said:

I like the color choices and I LOVE the cute idea using the cog punch!  Your creativity is amazing!  I check your blog almost daily to see what you gals are up to!

May 23, 2010 - 10:05:57
Renee said:

Beautiful!  I love the color combo.

May 24, 2010 - 01:05:41
shariW said:

OH NO!!!!!!!!!!  I wasn't going to purchase the cog punch.  I LOVE the way you layered it.  Thanks for blessing my day and congratulations on being one of the featured stampers on LNS BFofD! 🙂

May 29, 2010 - 05:05:15

Now you've gone and done it.  You've made me need that new cog punch.  Up until now I saw no use for it.  Blessings, Renee