May 04 2010

Another Tropical Party and BLOG CANDY!

Yes, it's my turn to give away two of the CUTEST flip flop notepads that Mary made with the Island Floral Bigz Die in celebration of Tropical Party week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  ANYONE can leave a comment on THIS post for your chance to win one of two notepads.  Plus, see the other ways you can win at the bottom of this post!


I think I've mentioned that Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Party is one of my FAVORITE sets in the Summer Mini.  Not only is it great for cardmaking, it has LOTS of possibilities for scrapbooking, too!  I used Mary Jo's Technostamper Sketch Challenge today (TSSC120) as a basis for my card.  I decided to flip it on its side for my card.


I started with the base Old Olive cardstock.  I added the umbrella pattern from Island Oasis Designer Paper.  Then I used the Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot from the same package as the other layer.



For my main element, I inked up the Live, Laugh & Love Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin' Up!'s On Your Birthday stamp set with my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Rose Red.  I stamped the palm leaves from Tropical Party in Old Olive in the corners.  The coconut I inked up with Chocolate Chip and used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the umbrella and straw.  I cut it out and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped and cut out three of the small flowers in Tropical Party in Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, then placed them along the top with Stampin' Dimensionals again.   I love how this turned out!





This week on Create with Connie and Mary we are having a "Tropical Party"!  Every day during this week the team has created a project for our subscribers using the items that coordinate with the tropical set, die and paper!  Mary found the footnote flip flops at a local store and just KNEW they would be PERFECT for a special project!  And since we just HAD to do something with them…we are sharing them with YOU! 
ANYONE can leave a comment on the blogs below on the given day and be entered into the drawings to win one!  Each of us have two to give away.  Would you like some ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN?  Well…I'm guessing YES!  SUBSCRIBE  to Create with Connie and Mary during THIS WEEK and be entered into ANOTHER drawing to win one of TWO that we are giving to just our NEW subscribers this week.  Already a subscriber and want another chance to win?  Participate in the sketch challenge that we posted this past Saturday and two lucky challenge participants will have the opportunity to WIN!  Here's the schedule…
Tuesday – Connie Babbert – Inkspired Treasures
Wednesday – Kerin Slyvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter!
Thursday – Monika Davis – Stamping Together at Monika's Place
New Subscribers – May 3-7
Challenge participants – May 1-7

So…what are you waiting for?  Visit the blogs on the days above and leave a comment.  Go to the Create with Connie and Mary site and JOIN this week and be entered to win.  THEN…for all subscribers, participate in this week's challenge for still ANOTHER chance to win!  Easy as can be!  We hope we can send one of these cute flip flops to YOU!


Winners will be announced for everything on Saturday, May 8th.  To find out if you are a WINNER…you need to check the Create with Connie and Mary site no later than Friday, May 14th and send us your mailing address.  Good Luck!



30 People have left comments on this post

May 4, 2010 - 10:05:17
Sandy Jones said:

What a great card!  It's so cherry and would bring a smile to anyone's face who might receive it!  Love the colors!

May 4, 2010 - 10:05:02
Sandy Jones said:

Ooops….that was supposed to say "CHEERY", not cherry but I guess one could have a cherry in that drink! ha.

May 4, 2010 - 10:05:34

I really love this card.  I was NOT a fan of this stampset and paper but you are weakening my resolve 🙂

May 4, 2010 - 10:05:30
Claudia said:

How adorable is that?

May 4, 2010 - 10:05:58
Martha said:

I'm liking the tropical look more and more thanks to all the cute things you are doing with it!  Love the flip flp notepads too!

May 4, 2010 - 12:05:32
Kit Marie said:

Love the way you flipped this sketch and the way you used this new set.  Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win cute blog candy!

May 4, 2010 - 12:05:00
Robin G. said:

I love your sketch card! This set really has a tropical feel to everything you make with it. I especially love your beach set! Thanks for all you share, and a chance to win the flipflop notepad!

May 4, 2010 - 01:05:13
wendy keirsey said:

Very cute card!  I ordered the island floral big shot die and just got it!!!  I cant wait to start creating.  Thanks for all the awesome ideas!

May 4, 2010 - 02:05:37
Tory B said:

Love it, Connie!  That's my new favorite stamp set!

May 4, 2010 - 02:05:21
gail case said:

What a cheerful card.  Love the colors.  This is one of my favorite sets in the mini catalog also.  Thanks for sharing!

May 4, 2010 - 03:05:08

I love the colors this spring at SU! The sandel notepads are adorable-where do you keep getting all these ideas? Such creativity is beyond my imagination.

May 4, 2010 - 05:05:51
Bea Lincoln said:

What a really cute birthday card!  i love the colors.

May 4, 2010 - 05:05:59
lisa808 said:

Adorable notepads!  So summery & cheerful.

May 4, 2010 - 06:05:02

Come on….I'm trying to have will power NOT to buy this set…and you're not helping!  😉
Totally cute card and blog candy…I love flip flops.  Great job!!!

May 4, 2010 - 06:05:17

Love the card! Those FlipNotes are sooo cute! Hope I win one, but if not, where did she find them? 
Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon at verizon dot net

May 4, 2010 - 06:05:49
Chris Anderson said:

I didn't care for this stamp set until seeing all of your projects and now I have to get it 🙂 I love the bright colors you used and your creativity is inspiring!! Thanks!

May 4, 2010 - 07:05:38

Hi Connie, love your card and thanks for a chance to win the adorable flip flop notes

May 4, 2010 - 07:05:51
Sherry said:

Today is my birthday so wouldn't you like me to win???
Hope I do.

May 4, 2010 - 07:05:09
Cynthia G said:

This stamp set didn't excite me, but you absolutely bring it to life and make it so very desireable.   ;- )  I can see that I'm going to love these next few weeks!  Oh – and those flip-flops that Mary made are adorable!  I want to sneak a peak under the soles and see if my name is on any of them. 

May 4, 2010 - 08:05:31
Helen said:

It's that time of year and many are wearing the "flip flops".  Would be fun to decorate the flip flops like the notepads….

May 4, 2010 - 09:05:28
Libby S said:

Cute summery card……….

May 4, 2010 - 09:05:41
Karen Kurz said:

I remember flip flops from the Groovy set…now we have the Tropical Blossoms. I love your card. My set is on order right now!

May 4, 2010 - 11:05:51
Linda said:

I love flip flops and yours are absolutely adorable!!!!

May 4, 2010 - 11:05:48
cookie said:

reminds me of Hawaii

May 4, 2010 - 11:05:08
Bonnie said:

Very nice card.  Love this set and the paper is yummy!

May 5, 2010 - 12:05:55
Lisa Muilenburg said:

I can not wait to use these products!!  This card is great!  Very cheerfull and colorful!!  Thank you for sharing!

May 5, 2010 - 12:05:01
peggy said:

as usual love the card. Thanks

May 5, 2010 - 05:05:44

Love it, the sketch really does work flipped!  I was thinking about doing that but couldn't wrap my brain around what to do with the three strips, DUH!  Love your card, can't wait to get this fun set. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge Connie!

May 5, 2010 - 09:05:05
Dawn H said:

Love the flip flops!

May 5, 2010 - 04:05:57
Amy L said:

This one is my fav!  Great job!!!