Oh…I'm SO excited! ONE more sleep until it is time for our Fall Stamping Retreat! My girlfriends are HERE…and we will have a BLAST creating up a storm. During the Fall Retreat, I try to make up my Christmas cards…and get time to work on projects JUST FOR MYSELF or for gifts! I have a couple other friends going this time…it will be their first time! I can't wait to see what they think!
Well…enough of that….it is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge! We had a YUMMY cake to get our inspiration from this time. You can see how each of the Challenge Team was inspired this week by checking out Create with Connie and Mary! I'll give you a hint…even without looking at each other's cards, a few of us picked up on a common theme!
I used Jolly Old Saint Nick for my card because the Whisper White, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler color scheme reminded me of snowmen!
I started with a base of Marina Mist cardstock. The ribbons on the cake reminded me of the Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, so I placed three strips of those along the bottom. I ran the Whisper White thru the Big Shot with the diamond Texture Plate and then placed a 1/8" circle in each of the intersections to mimic the diamonds on the cake. THAT took a while to put all of those on it!
I stamped the snowman from Stampin' Up!'s Jolly Old Saint Nick in Black Stazon on Whisper White, then colored with Basic Gray, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers. I add a Cherry Cobbler Mini Brad at the intersection of his scarf. I also used a little Dazzling Diamonds on the snow and top of his hat. It was punched with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle and then the 2 1/2 Circle Punch. I wrapped Marina Mist Satin Ribbon around and tied a pretty bow! Pretty!
Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week! Then play along by uploading your creation over on Create with Connie and Mary!
It's NOT too late! If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Mary site yet, now is the time to do it! We feature new Holiday Mini products every week. There is a new project posted every day and there will be an average of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. NEW this Edition is a Project Sheet to print out for every project not having a tutorial! Our sites stay up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Mary! Sign up today!