May 10, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary #405!

Good Morning Everyone! I am having so much fun creating projects with the new products that you'll be able to order on June 1st. Today I am participating with the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge. When I moved to the Saturday Blog Hop team for Create with Connie & Mary, I really missed creating for the Thursday Challenges. I am now trying to make time to participate with the girls!

So this is the sketch challenge for this week:

And I'm using all new products for my Sneak Peek:

I have some new colors, new papers and a new stamp set to show you. And I added some Clear Wink Of Stella to the wings of my bees:

Can you spot the 2 new In-Colors I used? How gorgeous are all of these colors! Today I used Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach to coordinate with the colors in the Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack. The bees and sentiment are from the Pun Intended stamp set. I hand-cut the bees and colored the wings!

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Flirty Flamingo 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score and fold in the center at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Peekaboo Peach 4" x 5-1/4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack 3" x 3-3/4".
  • Layer #4: Very Vanilla 1" x 3-3/4". Glue to the underside of Layer #3 using Stampin' Dimesionals and glue to card front adding more dimensionals to the back of the designer paper.
  • Sentiment: Cut the banners using the new Duet Banner Punch. Stamp the sentiment using Flirty Flamingo Ink on the smallest banner and layer over the 2nd banner using Stampin' Dimensionals. Glue to card front.
  • Bees: Stamp 2 bees, one with Flirty Flamingo and one with Peekaboo Peach Inks. Hand-cut. Color the wings using Clear Wink Of Stella. Glue the bees to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
How would you like to have MORE ideas just like this card? We are getting ready for our May Mini Subscription at Create with Connie & Mary and you can sign up now:

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects...THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items...perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month  (May will open on May 18th to give us time to design with the NEW preorder products!)

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:  
  • Swirly Bird Bundle 
  • Painter's Palette 
  • Confetti Celebration 
  • Pop of Paradise 
  • Gift of Love 
PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH May and June 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS PREORDER PROJECT using Love & Affection Stamp Set and Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift! 

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


  1. I love this stamp set...mine will be here in a couple days! Such a cute card! Glad to see some ideas with the set. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  2. This is so fun, Debbie! I love seeing all the new, fun stamps and colors! Great showcase of them! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge!

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  4. See, the Wink of Stella had to stay in the new catalog because it was just the PERFECT thing to add to bug wings! What a wonderful way to showcase some of the new things coming on the horizon! Thanks for playing along with the gang at Create with Connie & Mary.

  5. Super cute Debbie - those bees with their sparkly wings are adorable! Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  6. So sweet - I especially love the Wink of Stella on the wings! What a great sneak peek! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Oh Debbie...this is absolutely DARLING!!! I just love this fun new hostess set! Thanks for joining us this week!

  8. I didn't buy any hostess sets, but this one is pretty cute! I love the bees...and the In Colors are fabulous this time! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary (and you are always welcome on the Thursday team if you want!)


Thanks so much for visiting me today. I appreciate your comments!