May 24 2010


Good morning!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was nice and relaxing…just how I like it!  I actually was able to spend some time sorting thru my HUGE pile of cardstock scraps and get them organized by color.  Now, just need to put them in the sleeves of my binder and I'll be good to go!  Such a big job, and one I always put off.  You'd think I'd learn just to sort them as soon as I finish the project!  lol!


Pals Paper Arts has a Memorial Week theme challenge (PPA43) going on and I finally got a minute to make up a card to thank those men and women who serve or have served our country.  I also combined their challenge with Technostampers Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (TSSC123)…loved her sketch!

Over on Create with Connie and Mary this week we are featuring the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini stamp sets July Fourth, King of the Grill and Sweet Scoops.  I purchased July Fourth because I felt it would be good for all the patriotic holidays that occur during the summer and service projects for the troops.


For this card, I used the large star image in July Fourth and stamped it in Real Red Classic Ink and Brilliant Blue Classic Ink.  I punched them out with the Large Star Punch, along with a Whisper White star.  (Isn't it great that the star fits perfectly in the Large Star Punch?)  I adhered the stars with Stampin' Dimensionals on a 2 1/2 Circle made with the Circle Scissors Tool and Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I ran the Whisper White layer thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder and scalloped the bottom edge.  I placed the rectangles of Real Red and Brilliant Blue Cardstock over the Whisper White.  I wrapped the Real Red 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon around to the back to secure, then added a bow on the front, adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.  I adhered the Whisper White to the Brilliant Blue layer, then to the base card of Real Red.  FInally, I stamped Remember from Stampin' Up!'s In A Word stamp set in Basic Black in the lower right corner.  I added a Real Red circle punched with the Itty Bitt Shape circle punch and a circle Bitty Button to the Whisper White star.


We are starting on our last week over on the Create with Connie and Mary subscribers site, but remember the site stays up long after the session is done, so you can refer back to all the projects.  We have been featuring the Summer Mini stamp sets and products.  There is a new project posted every day and several fabulous tutorials each and every week. You are welcome to use our ideas and projects in your classes and camps, we just ask that you do not submit our ideas to magazines, publications or contests, including Stampin' Up!'s challenges and So Shelli creative challenge.  For more information and to see a few samples, check out our Preview Week projects at Create with Connie and Mary!

9 People have left comments on this post

May 24, 2010 - 11:05:24
Wendy J. said:

Great card, Connie!  Love the red, white, and blue.  You did a great job with the sketch.  Love it!

May 24, 2010 - 11:05:57

I love the layout and details of this card!  Perfect for Memorial Day!

May 24, 2010 - 12:05:51
Sue Lelli said:

LOVE the lattice embossing!  LOVE the added red button!  FAB card!

May 24, 2010 - 03:05:25
Jan Hoyt said:

awesome card, Connie….love the layout and the color scheme.  But darn you, now I am going to have to purchase In a Word!   Didn't THINK I would need that one…until I saw your card, it's beautiful!   Jan

May 24, 2010 - 08:05:24

Wowzers,  you really rocked this sketch, I love the whole thing. Great job Connie, thanks so much for playing along.

May 24, 2010 - 10:05:48

This is so crisp – like a uniform!  Great job with the sketch and colors – and the sentiment is perfect!  Thanks for joining us at PPA!

May 26, 2010 - 06:05:15
Ann Schach said:

Wonderful card, Connie! Congrats on your PPA win.  I am so happy that you were able to join us this week @ PPA!

May 27, 2010 - 12:05:11

Congrats on your win Connie!

May 30, 2010 - 10:05:31
Mary Fish said:

Fantastic job on the Memorial Day challenge, Connie.  I adore the clean look and the touch of a single button.  Congrats on being a PPA favorite!  Hugs,  Mary