May 5, 2011


Happy 1st week of May! We have new challenges lined up for you at Create with Connie & Mary. Here is the sketch for this week, and remember, Stampin' Up! only: I decided to change one item for the sketch this week. I opted to go round instead of square: Do you recognize the stamp set? If you don't, it debuted on May 1st in the new Summer Mini Catalog. There are quite a few "masculine" sets this time around.....and I bought them all! I love creating masculine cards! This stamp set is called "The Open Sea" and we also have some new "Designer Series Paper" to match called "Nautical Expedition": I created my own background using the stamps from this set. Notice the little string? Another new product called "Baker's Twine" and it is available in 3 colors: White, Cherry Cobber/White and Early Espresso/White.

Card Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, On Your Birthday
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Brads, Bakers Twine
  • Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 3" Circle Die, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • DSP: Nautical Expedition
And speaking of new would you like to be able to view 5 full weeks of daily projects and tutorials featuring the Mini Summer Catalog? Create with Connie & Mary has asked me to be a designer for their Summer Edition Subscription. We are offering an "Early Bird Special"until May 14th at 11:55 pm you can take advantage of our special pricing of $24.95 - that's $5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95!

What do you get for your $24.95...well...the same thing you do for the $29.95! 5 full weeks of exclusive FABULOUS ideas using the Summer Mini Catalog products. Each week a member of our design team
will be sharing with you an exclusive project complete with instructions in a downloadable tutorial! AND, the Summer Edition will stay up LONG after the 5 week subscription period is over, allowing you to refer back or catch up on projects as needed 24/7!

On Tuesdays Connie and Mary will be presenting a Spotlight on Scrapbooking. Then comes Saturday! On weeks 1 through 4 we have a challenge for our subscribers. The design team kicks things off that week with their project and then as a subscriber you have a week to join in the fun. Each time you enter, you name is added to the drawing for one of our two FREE $75 merchandise gift certificates or one our two FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS to the NEXT Create with Connie and Mary!

Starting Sunday, May 1st through May 14th we will be having our Preview Weeks. During this two weeks (on special days), each design team member will be sharing with you a FREE Preview Week project complete with downloadable tutorial. This is to give you an idea of what Create with Connie and Mary is all about! But here's the catch...


When a design team member is showing their Preview Project, they will also be offering BLOG CANDY on their site. The only way you'll know if it is a special preview day, is to check there daily to see what is happening. We will be giving away 6 FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition but you have enjoy the projects (and leave some comments on those designated days) to be eligible!

But why wait? Sign up today, so you don't forget, and receive the Early Bird Price of $24.95! If you are picked as a winner of the blog candy, you subscription fee is refunded to you. Winners will not be announced until Sunday May 15th at 12 noon!