Dec 12 2016

Oh So Succulent & BLOG CANDY!

Hurray!  I’ve finally had a chance to use my new preorder products.  With my dad having quadruple bypass surgery unexpectedly last week, I have been back and forth to the hospital.


But…today I get to share a card I made with the awesome new set, Oh So Succulent and matching Succulent Framelits!  It is also my turn to offer the Create with Connie and Mary HOLIDAY BLOG CANDY.  Just LEAVE A COMMENT TODAY (Monday, 12/12) here on  my blog and you will be entered into a drawing for my Blog Candy – a free subscription to Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Edition featuring projects using products in the OCCASIONS and SALE-A-BRATIONS catalogs!  Isn’t that exciting?


Here are the details…

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded to form base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Succulent Garden Designer Paper was placed along the bottom.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip of Garden Green cardstock was placed across to hide the seam.
  • A piece of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon was added over the strip and adhered to the back to secure.
  • The succulents from Oh So Succulent Stamp Set were stamped with Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Sweet Sugarplum Inks on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Succulents Framelits.  They were added to the top of the Whisper White layer.
  • The greeting from Oh So Succulents was stamped with Garden Green Ink under the succulents.
  • Some Gold Sequins were added to the front for a little bling!


Our DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION just started with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.


Items we will be using in December Mini Session:

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats


Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!


AND, don’t forget to leave me comment today, December 12th to be entered into my drawing for a FREE subscription to the Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Session.






27 People have left comments on this post

Dec 12, 2016 - 07:12:33
Cathi said:

Thanks for the sneak peak! I think I’m really going to like this stamp set.

Dec 12, 2016 - 08:12:35

Beautiful! This is my favorite stamp set in the whole catalog! First thing I put on my order. I need to try it out very soon (if it just wasn’t so cold in my studio!). Thanks for showing this lovely card.

Dec 12, 2016 - 08:12:37
Linda Pagel said:

I really like your card today. I didn’t think I wanted the Succulent Set, but now I don’t know!!

Dec 12, 2016 - 10:12:05
Lori Ruello said:

Love it! I\’m ready for spring :o)

Dec 12, 2016 - 10:12:59
Nancy Peters said:

This stamp set is growing on me!

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:12:45
Cyndie S said:

I love this new stamp set. It is my favorite so far.

Dec 12, 2016 - 01:12:41
Marianne Dawes said:

Pretty, as always with your card ideas!!

Dec 12, 2016 - 03:12:35

Your card has changed my mind about buying this set. Love it.

Dec 12, 2016 - 04:12:08
Cheryl McAskill said:

I ordered the Stamp Set! Can’t believe I didn’t order the Thinlits! Guess it is going on the next order!

Dec 12, 2016 - 05:12:02
Nadine Motes said:

Thanks for all you do and inspire us with your creativity!!

Dec 12, 2016 - 05:12:01
lisa808 said:

Best wishes for your father’s recovery.

Dec 12, 2016 - 05:12:36
Kate Stockman said:

Nice card. I don’t think I would have used these colors together but it really made for a pretty card.

Dec 12, 2016 - 05:12:13
Donna Scholz said:

Oh how you tempt us, Connie! Such a lovely new stamp set. I can hardly wait for January when SAB and the new Occasions catalog cone out!!! I love the “Oh, So Succulent” bundle and matching DSP and how you used it here on this card for the blog hop. Only a bit less than three weeks until we can use your inspiration with these new stamps! Thanks for sharing!!! -Donna

Dec 12, 2016 - 06:12:19
Chris R. from Iowa said:

So sorry to hear about your father, hope he recovers fast and has a full recovery. My FIL had 2 stents put in the week of Thanksgiving and he is going great at age 87.

Pretty card today. I really like the Garden Green with the Calypso Coral with the sweet touch of the Pear Pizzaz and Sweet Sugarplum. The stamp set is fun too. Great birthday card.

Dec 12, 2016 - 06:12:53
Judy P. said:

Great card! I have not seen the new catalogues as yet, but I have heard the Succulent suite referred to in some of the blogs. My initial thoughts were – well, there is one stamp set/framelit/paper stack I won’t be tempted by! (I usually like flowers, or soft, cuddly stamping, and “succulent” conjured up visions of flower-less, prickly cacti.) But your card at least stated me thinking in another direction – I will have to wait until I actually see the catalogue. Sending Best Wishes and Blessings to your father, and your family.

Dec 12, 2016 - 06:12:21

I love the colors you chose. And such a lovely card design, yet so simple. Thanks so much for sharing!

Dec 12, 2016 - 06:12:05
Vikki Beck said:

Looking forward to more of your creations from the Occasions catalog…love your weekly “blog hops”…so many ideas!

Dec 12, 2016 - 06:12:03
kathy said:

What a fun little set! And thanks for the chance at the blog candy! SWEET!

Dec 12, 2016 - 09:12:12
Kathy said:

What a pretty card! Hope your dad is much better everyday.

Dec 12, 2016 - 09:12:59
JenniferE said:

Just found your blog! Great card, too cute and sweet! Love the colors! Prayers for your dad!

Dec 12, 2016 - 10:12:04
Cheryl Noble said:

Great use of the set!

Dec 13, 2016 - 06:12:26
Susan Beranek said:

Love the colors you choose ! Very nice !

Dec 13, 2016 - 07:12:00
Diane Kipp said:

Great card. It’s very versatile. Love the succulent suite.

Dec 13, 2016 - 09:12:15
alyse d said:

great sneak peek! thanks for ideas and chance to win

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:12:02
Judi Ryan said:

Love your take on the New Goodies! I enjoy
the Fresh ideas you share!!

Dec 13, 2016 - 06:12:39
Judi said:

Very pretty. I am loving the succulents!

Dec 17, 2016 - 04:12:33
bernath said: