May 03 2010

Tropical Party and Blog Candy

I did find another sketch challenge to play along over on Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSC67.  It looked like fun and I thought immediately of the new Island Floral Bigz Die that could be used for the flower focal element. 


My card ties in with the Tropical Party theme we have going on over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  Subscribers are getting a chance to see some fun projects made with Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Party stamps, Island Floral Bigz Die and Island Oasis Designer paper. 



I started with a base card of Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  I added a layer of So Saffron that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I made my "designer paper" in the background by stamping the large flower in Tropical Party randomly on Whisper White cardstock in the colors of Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron.  I layered that piece on Pumpkin Pie.  I did add some real designer paper with the Polka Dot Print in Island Oasis Designer Paper, then added a strip of So Saffron on top, with the Happy Birthday greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I also wrapped some Pumpkin Pie ribbon around and tied with a knot.


The flower I ran Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Island Floral Bigz Die, then ran it thru again in the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I punched Boho Blossom from So Saffron for the center and added a Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad in the center.  This is popped up with dimensionals on the front.  I like it!  It is nice and bright!





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! 
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…
Monday – Mary Brown – Stampercamper's Corner
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!

8 People have left comments on this post

May 3, 2010 - 09:05:01
marsha said:

These are just too cute for words.  Very, very clever indeed!
Thanks for sharing.

May 3, 2010 - 11:05:11
Jane Giggy said:

I'm enjoying your projects this first week. They are so colorful and make me smile just to see them.

May 3, 2010 - 11:05:34
Barb Thompson said:

I know I have seen those flip flop notepads before.  Can you tell me where you found them?  Thanks a bunch!  Perfect for the summertime!

May 4, 2010 - 01:05:00

LOVE all the bright colors you are sporting today.  Love visiting your blog and appreciate all the hard work you put into your blog.  Thanks for sharing.

May 4, 2010 - 06:05:09
Robin G. said:

These are really the neatest things!! What a clever idea. TFS

May 4, 2010 - 09:05:08
Joan said:

I love this set!  I can't wait to use it at a workshop!  Very cute cards!

May 4, 2010 - 09:05:05
Darlene L said:

I am a very happy subscriber to your blog.  Thanks for the chance to win these cute little sandal notes.  So fun to be tropical after this past winter.

May 5, 2010 - 04:05:24
Amy L said:

Love the cards you made thank for the inspiration!!  Love the flip flop note pads, would like to make some can you share where you found them??
Thanks for sharing 🙂