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Create With Connie & Mary: Summer Collection


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By now you have probably guessed it, but I have been asked once again to be a designer with the Create Connie & Mary the Summer Collection!  It’s kinda incredible cause these two ladies are a  BIG DEAL!!  I kinda don’t know what to say or how to behave when in their presence.  I stand in awe of their creativity and awesomeness.   They are like superstars in our stamping community I tell you – ROCK STARS!! 

But here we are and the Create with Connie & Mary Summer Collection is about to start!  We are just days away BUT I have a great opportunity for you today to win a free subscription! 


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Today’s card hopefully gets you all excited about the new Stampin’Up! catalogue products you’ll see in the Create Summer Collection.  I used an exciting new color combination of Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, and Gumball Green.

A few hints for you on this card:  I started with the sentiment – stamp it to the left and just below center.  Then stamp just a few images in different colors onto the cardfront.  Stamp some additional images on a scrap piece of white and punch them out.  Lay a few of those on the front with dimensionals and fill in any necessary spaces with the smaller images.  Finish it off with some baker’s twine.

Now back to the blog candy!  How do you win a FREE subscription to the Create with Connie & Mary Summer Collection? Leave a comment here on my blog TODAY and you will automatically be entered into my drawing. We will announce all the winners on our final day of our Preview Week.


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  1. Jackie says:

    I love this card! A beautiful use of the new Mosaic Madness and color combo. Can’t wait to see what other surprises you bring us during this session of Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection!

  2. Liking the colors and simple, quick card. Special for any occasion. Thanks for sharing your time and projects.

  3. Debbie Dutchess says:

    Love this color combo & the random stamping ~ so cute! Thanks for sharing & a chance to win a free subscription.

  4. Cynthia richards says:

    I love the soft color choices!!

  5. Libby says:

    Love the colors! What a fun card.

  6. Rebecca B says:

    I just love the new set from SU. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Lynn G. says:

    I love how you used different greens together. I think that is one of my more difficult tasks is to mix greens. Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Martha Ludeking says:

    Great color combo, and fun idea with the mosaic stamps and punch! This is a keeper! Thanks for joining CCM and offering a subscription!

  9. Dot Moffitt says:

    This is a beautiful card. Love your color choice/.

  10. lisa808 says:

    What a pretty card! Great colors combo.

  11. Barbara V says:

    Great card!! It just looks like summer.

  12. Katie Marshall says:

    I love this card and the colors you used!

  13. Ginger Toivonen says:

    Love the color scheme and design of your card!

  14. Mary Ann S says:

    Love the colors you chose in your card. Your design is beautiful!

  15. Gale S. says:

    Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  16. Ann in NC says:

    Great card! Just might have to make one like it when I get my goodies!

  17. Sheri K says:

    Love the card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Becky S says:

    I love the color combination on this card, and your simple directions make it seem effortless.

  19. Rosanna says:

    So far I think this is my favorite Mosaic Madness card! The others I’ve seen have the images perfectly tessalate, and I get a little lost in the visual. I really love how you gave these a haphazard feel. Perfectly imperfect! Nice color combo, too! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Kathryn Whittaker says:

    I love your card! The color combination is just beautiful and you put it together so nicely. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us, and also for the opportunity to win!

  21. Judi Sparks says:

    Don’t we all just love the Mosaic Madness? This will be a go-to set for sure this year!

  22. Love the mosaics!! Your colors create such a quiet, calm look to your card. Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Kim Cady says:

    Gorgeous card. I love the new in colors this year from Stampin up. And by the looks of your card, they go very well with the last in colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  24. Becky G says:

    This is a great card and I too love the colors!

  25. Doris says:

    You know I love all your creations! This one is so pretty…the colours and layout are such fun! Thanks for the chance to win the subscription. Fingers are crossed!

  26. rachel schindler says:

    Hope to win! Love the colors on your card!!!

  27. Traci Rasmussen says:

    I love this card! I can’t wait until I have all the supplies to make it! Love seeing all you make for “Connie and Mary” when we are in for our ‘Best Of’ class!

  28. Margie Webster says:

    Love your color combinations. Thanks
    for sharing and the chance to win.

  29. Karen Willert says:

    Are you kidding. I think your work is awesome. I love this card, would never have even dreamed of using these colors together. As usual I am in awe of your work.

  30. Sue Patrsyk says:

    Love your composition — really cute use of Mosaic stamp set!

  31. I am very excited as this is my first year signing up. The previews are great. Your card is awesome, because I would never have selected these colors and they a great together. You are making me stretch. 🙂

  32. MarcyW says:

    Beautiful card! I love the colors you used as way as the composition. Can’t wait to see the rest of the summer edition. Thank you.

  33. Joyce Lodge says:

    Pick me! Pick me! LOL. I just signed up for Summer Collection – my first experience with Connie & Mary Team. Looking forward to fun!

  34. Donna says:

    Love the color combination. A great card !

  35. Barb Thomassen says:

    Your arrangement is tremendous. The lay out is wonderful, I love it. Truly lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing.

  36. Heather Arsenault says:

    Mosaic Madness is a very versatile set. Thanks for ideas.

  37. Debbie Flattum says:

    This is a great color combo and layout. I always enjoy viewing your blog and thank you for the chance to win a free subscription.

  38. Claire Ventre says:

    This is one of the best cards I’ve seen with this stamp set!! Great color combo:)

  39. Brenna says:

    Totally love the colours you chose for this card! Beautiful choice and layout!! Thanks for sharing!!

  40. Sue R. says:

    I love how you put this card together – great colors and layout.

  41. Carole Doody says:

    I also purchased this stamp set. I love the way you used it though with dime nationals. Your work is clean and simple, just the way I like it, and very important for busy stampers.

  42. Sharon Gronow says:

    I love love love the new catalogue and am really inspired by the colours and design of your card. Many thanks for sharing such great ideas. Sharon xx

  43. rosemarie c says:

    your color combo is beautiful. i might just start to like summer starfruit when used with two of my favorite colors. thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

  44. Love your cards! Great set — great design. I am very excited about this round of Create with Connie and Mary~

  45. CHeryl says:

    Great card for workshop~

  46. Jannette E. says:

    Love this card! can’t wait to see all your summer work!

  47. Jennifer M. says:

    Love this card!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with the mosaic design. I love the mosaic bundle!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  48. Alicia Long says:

    I love the colors and the mosaic design.This is my first time to your site. I love it!

  49. love your card the color combination is great

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