Create with Connie and Mary Sketch 233

I’m not even going to say it, I say it every week. Oh, well, maybe just once… it’s FRIDAY! Woo hoo! LOL! I’m sure that most of you feel the same way about Friday as I do. It was a short week but seemed long for some reason. I’m looking forward to finishing up a lot of outstanding projects this weekend. My second 2013 Spring Catalog order will be here later with some more goodies form the Clearance Rack, I’m looking forward to playing with them too. I also got myself a new toy for Christmas and I haven’t gotten to use it yet but I will this weekend. I’ll tell you more about that when I get some stuff done with it. Ahh, I love crafting, does it show?!?!

Now for today’s post which is for my friends over at Create with Connie and Mary. This week we have a cool sketch to work with…

CCMC 233

Do you see it? A flag! πŸ™‚ My card starts off with a base of Sahara Sand Card Stock that I stamped in Sahara Sand with the Netting Background Stamp. I find myself using Sahara Sand a lot more lately and I keep reaching for it instead of Crumb Cake for a neutral. The flagged piece of paper is from the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper Pack. My color choices are influenced by the little poem that is in the By the Tide Stamp Set. It says “Pink shells, white shells and shells colored blue; smooth shells, crinkled shells, old shells and new; striped shells and plain shells left by the tide; my shell is magic – the sea sings inside.” So I went with Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue with some Sahara Sand to stamp the poem three times. I used the same colors for the shells and cut them out with my Paper Snips. They are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the greeting, that is stamped in Sahara Sand from the Made for You Stamp Set, is adhered with the same. I love the layout and who does’t like some sea shells. With a color change or a greeting change this would be a great birthday or thinking of you card. I hope that you are inspired by this week’s Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge card. Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow I’ll have a sneak peek at my first Guest Designer card for the Paper Players! Have a fun Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two

Ink: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: By the Tide and Made for You Clear Mount and Netting Background Wood Mount

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

CCMC 233

By the Tide CM

Made for You CM

Netting Background Stamp WM

Tea for Two DSP

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12 Replies to “Create with Connie and Mary Sketch 233”

  1. What a beautiful card! I love the soft color choices! I have to admit, this stamp set did not do anything for me when I first saw it – you have changed my mind! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us in the Thursday Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. So very soft and pretty Justin! Love it. A heat wave in parts of Australia now and big bush fires. And there are you in the middle of all the snow. Amazing planet we live on!

    1. Thank you Jean! I wish it was a heat wave here! I hope you are far from the brush fires! Yes, it really is an amazing planet we live on! πŸ™‚

      Have a good day! πŸ™‚

  3. This new stamp set is sitting on my work area getting ready to be inked. So many new things to try out and I just love how you used this set with the nice, soft colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. Wow! What a soft and pretty card! Love the colors you used! The background stamp works perfectly, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Oh how soft and pretty…Love that print from the dsp pack and it so works with the seashells! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. Love how you used that set…never would have thought to line them up that way, but it totally works! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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