Create with Connie and Mary 236

T G I F! Thank god it’s FRIDAY! I am so ready for this week to done! It is still freezing here, the overnight low was 12 degrees and tomorrow they are saying a chance of snow. I’m still hoping they are wrong! I believe that snow should be reserved for ski resorts not metropolitan areas! I had my SU! meeting last night and it was fun as always. I love seeing everyone and getting the swaps which were really neat! I’ll post my swap card soon and the ones that I got too! Are we ready for the weekend?? I sure am!

Friday also means that it’s time for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week the ladies have given us a color challenge…

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Funnily enough when I first looked at the colors I envisioned holiday, must be the cold weather! A second glance and some advice from a friend helped me think flowers. The base of the card is Pretty in Pink Card Stock. The background is a piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the greeting from the Wacky Wishes Host(ess) Stamp Set and the stem in Lucky Limeade. The flower is one of the new single stamps called Boutique Blossom. I stamped it in Raspberry Ripple and cut it out with my Paper Snips. The butterflies are from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set and are also stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I used the Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch them out. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them and the flower to the card. I like the simplicity and the large flower is great. I hope that you enjoyed my Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card for this week. Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful FRIDAY!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla

Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Wacky Wishes (Host(ess)), Bloomin’ Marvelous and Boutique Blossom Clear Mount

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Wacky Wishes Host CM

Boutique Blossom

Bloomin' Marvelous

Bitty Butterfly Punch

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31 Replies to “Create with Connie and Mary 236”

  1. I’m with you – TGIF!!! 🙂 I could not get out of work fast enough today…
    What a great card – I am always amazed at how perfectly the intricate design of the stamp comes out on your cards. I have to ask – does it ever not come out right the first time? I have learned to not stamp directly on the card – very wasteful for me. lol But even still I have multiple attempts to even get a satisfactory image. Maybe I just need more practice.
    Have a Great Weekend {hopefully without snow}

    1. Thanks Lin! I am still at work, wanting to get out makes it go slower! I do sometimes have issues with the stamp not coming out perfect but I always look at the stamp before I stamp to make sure that it has good coverage. Practice always makes perfect! I hope you have a good weekend too! Fingers crossed for no snow!!

  2. Another pretty card. That is a very nice flower stamp.and I enjoy fussy cutting so I would have popped it up like you did too. I like this happy colour combo. Glad you enjoyed your SU meeting. It is always nice to swap ideas. Hope it warms up soon for you!

    1. Hello Jean! Thank you! I like a nice big stamp! I do enjoy a little fussy cutting. 🙂

      I always like to get together with my group. Swaps are always fun. It’s snowing here at the moment. 🙁

      Have a great day!

  3. Lovely card and as always, your fussy cutting is perfect! The balance of colors you have achieved is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  4. This is yummy!! I love that flower stamped in Raspberry Ripple on all that white! The butterflies are a perfect accent! And I love that the pink is just in the card stock! So clever! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I had to giggle at your 12 degree comment, it was -40 here in Maine last week! Very pretty card. I like how you hand-cut your elements and how they all cast a cute shadow! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

    1. Wow! I think I will stop complaining about the cold now Debbie! -40, I don’t think I could handle that! Thank you and I’m glad you like the card! Stay warm! 🙂

  6. Great combination of stamp sets – they all work so well together for a fresh and clean look! Thanks for joining us in the Thursday Challenge at Create With Connie and Mary!

  7. Very happy card! I really like the white space/layout of the images on this card. Love the butterflies with this flower. Fantastic thank you note! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  8. What a wonderfully bold thank-you card! The cut out flower combined with the rich Raspberry Ripple color makes this card pop!! I love it -thanks for playing with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week.

  9. Oh my that sounds cold – I’m ready for spring and happy to see a spring flower card with these colors! I think the colors scream flowers but also Valentine’s day. I just opened my SU box with the Bloomin’ Marvelous in it – can’t wait to use that butterfly. Great job with the colors. I’m glad you joined us for the color challenge this week.

    1. Yes, very cold Monika! I with you, I think that’s where the inspiration for the card came from! So glad you like the card! Have a good week!

  10. Great stuff! I like how you have layered the flower and the stem. As always it’s great to visit your blog. Thanks for playing along with this week’s color challenge at CCMC. Smiles, Elizabeth

  11. What a cute use of that flower! I’m just getting around to placing an order for some of the new singles and skipped right over that one. It’s great how you layered it on the stem. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  12. Oh good to see what that stamp image looks like in “person”…wasn’t quite sure, but your card is nice and springy! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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