Mar 04 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Sympathy or Encouragement


Our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is “Sympathy or Encouragement cards”!  I know I make a lot of these types of cards for friends and family, but I’m anxious to see what our Design Team came up with for this theme!  I went with a clean and simple look for my card.


Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White cards, the Avant Garden flower was stamped twice with Flirty Flamingo Ink, the leaves with Old Olive Ink, and the centers with Memento Black Ink.
  • With Sympathy from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • On the Whisper White layer, two corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • It was layered on a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Basic Black cardstock that also had the two corners rounded.
  • A trio of Rhinestones were added for a little bling.


  • Another flower was stamped on the inside, the same as the outside.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink.


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Jul 23 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Framelits/Thinlets

This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we are switching it up a little and showing off our FAVORITES! This week we are featuring our FAVORITE FRAMELIT or THINLET SET!  Well, again, a ton of new one to choose from, so how to pick?  This one, Flourish Thinlets, was the first one to go on my order…so I’ll pick that as my “favorite”…lol!  (Random, do any of you watch the Wahlburgers?  Which child is Alma’s favorite?  That is a frequent theme on the show!  lol!)


Flourish Thinlets

I think what makes this card so striking is the color combination, what do you think?  Here are the details:


  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, folded in half.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 4 x 5-1/4.
  • The Flourish was cut with the Flourish Thinlets from Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the front with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  • The larger flower from the Flourish Thinlets was cut from Real Red, the center flower from Whisper White and adhered together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put on front.
  • A Perfect White Accent fills the center.
  • With Sympathy from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.

That’s it!  I just love this color combination!  OK, next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our July Mini Session! It’s not too late to join…we just got started!  Last chance to take advantage of our July/August BONUS Summer Project!









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Jul 08 2008

Close as a Memory

Mary and I worked on challenges about a week ago and this was one of the cards I made from a sketch (which I absolutely cannot find now!) and we had to use Kristina Werner’s colors of Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock and Wild Wasabi.  

I really enjoyed this sketch and decided to use Close as a Memory since it fit in the oval so well.  The scallops surrounding the oval are 1/2" circles glued to the back.  I markered the flowers with Regal Rose and then highlighted with Rose Red.  Them stems were done with Garden Green since we don’t have In-Color markers (I wish!!!).  The background polka dot paper is from Cutie Pie.  I finished with the Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon and a trio of rose-colored mini brads below the words So Sorry from Fundamental Phrases.  Maybe it is a little bright for a sympathy card…guess I’ll have to keep it for the next time I tick off my hubby.  lol!

I’m going to get off here…I have a class coming in about 45 minutes.  And, thunderstorms are coming this way!  I’m always paranoid that my computer is going to get hit!

Enjoy the evening!

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