Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Creating Great Things and Blog Candy!

Today is my preview day for the Occasions Edition of Create with Connie and Mary.  My card today is super duper sweet.  But first I have to ask...


"Do you want a chance to win a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary?"  If you do, just leave a comment on my blog today and be entered to win--it's that easy.


We have been working hard as a Design Team to bring you some special projects incorporating the new Occasions Mini Catalog stamps and accessories.  We welcome readers, customers, and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators to join our latest Edition for six weeks of fabulous tutorials!  Check out Create with Connie & Mary and sign up for the Early Bird Special before January 14th to save.


I have used a bunch of new accessories from the brand new Occasions Mini Catalog, they are just a few of which will be showcased in many of the exclusive tutorials at Create with Connie and Mary.

Stamps - Candy Conversations (A la Carte)
Inks - Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Gray
Papers - Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, & Whisper White Card Stocks, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories - Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds

A closer view of the stamping and pleated ribbon.
It was random that the dip of the larger hearts aligned with the "love you" heart
As a kid in elementary school I loved when we made art projects.  In fact I would go home and get out my scissors and construction paper and recreate what my teacher taught us to make.  When I saw the largest of the hearts in the Hearts Framelits Collection it brought me back to 3rd grade and making Valentine crafts and signing cards for each class mate.  I always picked the ugly ones for the boys!  But this year for my Valentine I made a pretty and pink and scalloped and pleated card complete with glitter and rhinestones--nothing too girly for my sweetheart ;0)


Don't forget to leave a comment and be entered to win a subscription to the Occasions Edition of Create with Connie and Mary.



70 comments:

  1. This card is awesome. Love all the details....

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  2. Fantastic valentine card! Gotta love those heart framelits & that pleated ribbon. Thanks for sharing.
    Marsha E

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  3. Beautiful valentine, Elizabeth. Very clever use of the scallop circle punch.

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  4. Elizabeth, I love gettig your posts in my mailbox...especially Fabric Fridays! Your projects are sooooooooooooo inspiring!

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  5. Elizabeth, I love your card. Can't wait to try out all my new goodies and to see the new from Create With Connie and Mary.

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  6. Very pretty. I love this new DSP and pleated ribbon!

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  7. I played with the dark paper you used last night but finally put it away. I love what you did with it and may just have to CASE your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! I love all of the new products in the Occ. Mini! Can't wait to play with them.

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  9. beautiful card. I love the twitterpated paper!

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  10. Great job for the design team. Love how you tucked the pleated ribbon under that part!

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  11. Ooh, that pleated ribbon is nice! TFS!

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  12. Love seeing all the projects on Create with Connie and Mary. Stampin' Up has outdone themselves once again with the new mini.

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  13. Elizabeth- congratulations for the design team and wow what a great card!! What Valentine wouldn't be happy to get this!!

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  14. Another beautiful card/project from you! I always love your projects and all the fine details you incorporate! So glad to see you on the design team again!!

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  15. beautiful card; congratulations on being on the design team.. much success.. Blessings Karen Mills

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  16. Elizabeth! It's so nice to meet you (I moved from SJ to Mi Wuk Village in the Sierra, near Sonora in 2003). And I just love your card. You sold me on the Candy Conversations a la carte stamp. Can't wait to see more of your creations.
    ~Blythe (Klipple, stampinwithblythe.com)

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  17. I ADORE your card, Elizabeth!!! Just gorgeous! So happy to have you on the Design Team again!!!

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  18. Wow - lots of pretty details on your lovely card. TFS.

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  19. Your card is beautiful Elizabeth. I like how you used the ruffled ribbon to set off the banner.

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  20. Love your creation!! I can't wait to order that ribbon, it is so yummy! :)

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  21. Love the card! TFS. I'm glad you are on the Design Team again.
    Sheri

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  22. What a beautiful card!! I love the scallop framing the heart! You will be a wonderful addition to the design team. Michele

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  23. Great Girlie card.....I also live in a house of boys/men.....I can relate. Keep up the beautiful work!

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  24. Wow, this card is gorgeous. It does remind me of the fun valentines we made for our moms in elementary school - of course, a much rougher and glue packed edition. (ha ha). Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your talent with us and giving us an opportunity to win blog candy! I'd love to win!!

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  25. Beautiful Card! I love the detail. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing it! I check you blog a couple of times a week to see what you are working on and always love what you do!

    Tammy Gill
    Tammygill3@yahoo.ca

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  26. Love the card! Hooray a chance to win!
    Kaylene

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  27. Love the way you added the red scallop to the top portion of the heart only! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. The card is beautiful, sometimes I have a hard time using the dsp. Thanks for sharing. I will surely use it now.
    Penny in Vegas

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  29. Love this card. I think I will have to CASE it!

    Edna R

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  30. Beautiful card--a gorgeous "grown-up" twist on the classic elementary school project! Thanks for sharing it!

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  31. This is beautiful. Love that designer paper, the ruffles, the scallops. Nothing is off limits when it's Valentine's day!!!

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  32. Fun card with all the details! Shhh, you shouldn't tell us that they didn't line up on purpose! I would have thought you planned it that way! Love the colors you used too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

    ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

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  33. Elizabeth - this is beautiful - I can see why you won the artisan award. It is s elegant thanks for the inspiration
    Sue B
    sbegger@yahoo.com

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  34. Love the combo of this stamp set and the framelit. The dsp really adds a punch too!

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  35. Love the new DSP - looks just like some of the fabric that I have in my stash! Simple, yet beautiful card.

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  36. Beautiful card! It is reminiscent of those Valentine's we made in school, but wow, nothing I ever made back then even comes close to this! Who knew back then that some construction paper and a white paper doily would inspire such creativity. Love the ala carte stamp and that dsp is perfect.

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  37. I love your beautiful card using all the wonderful new products from the mini catalog, and I would LOVE to win the blog candy!

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  38. Thanks for sharing such a pretty card with us! I especially like the dark heart against the paler shades. It really stands out yet doesn't dominate the rest of the design. Gorgeous!

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  39. Another beautiful card with many terrific layers and delightful touches. I agree with Janice about the use of gray used with the typical colors of Valentine. I like the large heart going off the side and I love the pleated ribbon.

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  40. This card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work on Create with Connie & Mary!

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  41. Very pretty card - love the layered hearts. Can't wait to see the other projects on this edition of Create.

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  42. I love your card. I have really been tempted to get the heart framelits, and your card does not make it very easy to resist temptation. Thanks for the opportunity to win a subscription to Create with Connie and Mary!
    Kathryn Whittaker
    paperqueen2@yahoo.com

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  43. Love your project! It's so pretty with all of those details! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

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  44. Another great card! Guess I will be making an investment at next month's get together!

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  45. Your card is beautiful! When I saw that paper I did not like it. Your card made me rethink my opinion.

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  46. Thank you for the inspiration! I have the Candy Conversation stamp and I've been looking and looking for a way to use it :-) Now I may need to get the framelets too!

    Elisha

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  47. What a very pretty card! I haven't immersed myself in Stampin' Up! ...and honestly, have avoided it because I feel overwhelmed by all the choices out there. But I think you CAN teach this old dog new tricks, so I may have to see what y'all have to offer. I'm a new follower, popping over here from the Create with Connie etc site...

    VERY NICE card!!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  48. I can see why you won the Artisan Award! TFS your sweet card and the chance to win! (fingers crossed) :)

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  49. Beautiful card! Thank you for all you do in the Create with Connie and Mary classes!

    karenkurz@aol.com

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  50. I love love love this paper and the colors that coordinate so well together!

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  51. Charming. I'm excited you're on the team!

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  52. Pretty with the layered hearts and pleated ribbon.

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  53. I love visiting your blog and seeing how you think outside of the box. What great inspiration you share!

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  54. Lovely hearts, have a great time on the team.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  55. Congratulations on being on the design team!

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  56. Beautiful card! Love everything about it!

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  57. Congratulations! What a beautiful card!

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  58. Wow Elizabeth!
    I love this card with all the layering you did but....I ADORE the flag/Banner embellishment you made for your sentiment using the ribbon along the bottom. truly a unique idea and very creative too.

    thank you for sharing it with us.

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  59. I love the new DSP and love the way you used it on this card! So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  60. This is a beautiful card! Thank you for
    sharing and for the opportunity to win blog
    candy--I would love to win!

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  61. This is so lovely. I can tell you put so much thought into it. The use of so many mini catalog items has inspired me to get mine out and create some cards.
    Glad your on the design team.

    Elsa L
    Elsaatamps4u at yahoo dot com

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  62. Loving all the new Occassions mini things - so sorry to be missing your class this week, though :(
    ~Tanya

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  63. I love your use of the Twitterpatted DSP. One of my alltime favorites.

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  64. Beautiful! So many wonderful elements! Thanks!

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  65. Pretty card, am really loving the pleated ribbon.

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  66. the detail on your card, is fantastic, I Love it, pleated ribbon just drooling.

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  67. This is one of the my favorite card, Especially i like your use of the twitterpatted DSP in this card. You have made for your sentiment using the ribbon along the bottom really excellent. Everything is perfect.

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  68. It is valentine card is really so pretty. This was a very tranquil card making experience! I am so glad you like your use of the Twitterpatted DSP.

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