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Create with Connie and Mary Blog Candy!


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WinterBadgeWidgetToday I have some BLOG CANDY for you!!!

I get to give away one FREE subscription to the Create with Connie and Mary: Winter Collection to a lucky reader!  Thanks girls!!!

How do you enter to win?  SIMPLE!  Just leave a comment on my blog TODAY and the winner will be chosen on Saturday.  How easy is that?!  Wonderfully so!

And to thank you for visiting me today – here is a card sample to provide you with a little holiday inspiration!!


Best of Christmas sample-7

I used the Best of Christmas stamp set to help create this sample.  It just became available for purchase on October 1st.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Best of Christmas, Christmas Messages, Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit

Ink & Paper – Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Season of Style DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Black Stazon, White Craft ink, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories – 1 3/4″ circle punch, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, Burlap Ribbon, antique brads, dimensionals

 Here are the images in this month’s Best of 25 Years set – Best of Christmas:

134384 Best of Christmas $17.95 (clear mount)

Order this and other products in my online store here






  1. richard says:

    great classic santa image…

  2. Cathi says:

    I like the non traditional choice for your card base and addition of the burlap. It makes a unique card.

  3. Gail Slagle says:

    Soooo pretty! I love the burlap ribbon on this card! Can’t wait to see more!

  4. Becky G says:

    Beautiful card. Love how you highlighted the great Santa image on this card.

  5. Sheri K says:

    Love the card!! Another set I now need to buy! 🙂

  6. Janet Kohler says:

    I just love this card. I am looking for to seeing all that everyone has to offer.

  7. Heather Arsenault says:

    Awesome card with the burlap ribbon! TFS.

  8. Love the touch of burlap. Santa is a favorite of mine so I really enjoy seeing him on cards. Great card.


    Love the Santa, and the burlap!!! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

  10. claudia wakeman says:

    Santa looks lovely!!!

  11. Debbie G says:

    Love the Santa card and the burlap too.

  12. laura j says:

    great idea for a holiday card!

  13. Lynn G. says:

    Oh, neat card! Now I am excited. I have this set on order. Yippy Skippy! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Judi Sparks says:

    Great card. I always say I am going to limit myself with each mini but now I am going to have to get that gorgeous burlap ribbon!

  15. Cherie says:

    I really like your Santa card ! The details are fabulous! TFS!

  16. Corinne says:

    Love all your cards Natasha. The Santa is really cute.

  17. Roxanne Anderson says:

    Christmas cards like this are so cute. Hope we will make something similar at the workshop on Saturday. See you there soon!

  18. Doris says:

    I love that Santa image. You did a great job featuring him on your card. Beautiful colouring!

  19. Sabrina says:

    Wow. What a great prize

  20. Traci Rasmussen says:

    Have been going thru cardmaking withdrawl, I didn’t like missing this weeks stamp club! I would love to win with Connie & Mary! And you!

  21. Libby says:

    Super Santa card.

  22. Barb in Ontario says:

    I would love to win a subscription for the Winter Collection. I have been following your blog for some time, and love the inspiration!

  23. Nancy says:

    Great card Natasha…I love this set particularly the image of Santa you chose.

  24. Linda Pagel says:

    I really like your cards!! Keep up the great work!

  25. lisa808 says:

    Burlap and splatters–super non-traditional elements with a traditional Santa image.

  26. Gina Florencia says:

    Lovely card! great prize! Thanks …Gina F

  27. Pam Strobel says:

    The rustic holiday feel would make this a great guy card. Thanks for the burlap inspiration!

  28. Misty says:

    That’s a great card! thanks for sharing 🙂

  29. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Great card! Love your coloring but the best part is the grunge factor – looks just like soot from the chimney! Totally love that idea! The burlap ribbon – well, from his pack of course!I really like this image and you did a wonderful job with it. Thanks!

  30. Iris Soscia says:

    Love the Santa on your beautiful card.

  31. Marla says:

    Great card, I love the look of the classic Santa!

  32. Jo says:

    Such a beautiful card. I love it because it reminds me of old Tradition or classic Christmas. Just so sweet. And thanks for the chance!


  33. Connie Snowberger says:

    Love the card! Another stamp set I ‘need’! And blog candy? Why, yes, please!!!

  34. Love this card, and I really hope Santa brings me some blog candy!

  35. Carla says:

    I like the whole look of your cardd and that antique brad is just perfect on it.

  36. April Jackson says:

    Love this card! Wonderful details. Thanks!

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