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December 2021

Merriest Moments

What is your favorite Christmas color combination?  That is the focus of this week's Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  I am a fan of lots of different color combinations for Christmas and in my mind most combination can work for Christmas.  That being said I am going old school and traditional for my card for the challenge.


I chose Real Red, Shaded Spruce, with a touch of Bumblebee.  I love the clean, richness of this combination.  I also used Sahara Sand and Basic White as my neutrals. 

This is the Merriest Moments bundle which includes the Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing folder and coordinating dies.  Love the embossing folder that coordinates with the dies and adds texture and elegance.  The stitched rectangle that nestles nicely into the frame adds even more texture and interest.  


The pretty Sahara Sand and Basic White patterned paper is from the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" DSP found in the 2021-22 Annual catalog.  The designs on one side of the paper skew Christmas but the flip sides have more all occasion designs, making this a versatile pack of paper in spite of the name of the paper pack. 


The sentiments in this stamp set are so lovely.  I like the words themselves which are made better by the font.  I also added berries and leaves to the inside of the card to dress things up a bit more.  

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what color combinations the rest of the design team loves for Christmas,


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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Something New, Something Old

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!© demonstrators who have gathered together for a monthly blog hop.  The blog hop goes live on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  This month our theme is Something New, Something Old.  

I decided to focus on the Something New and am sharing the Daffodil dies from the 2022 J-J Mini Catalog and the Daffodil Afternoon DSP from the January-February Sale-A-Bration.   I love the coordination between the Daffodil Daydream bundle in the the Mini Catalog and the Daffodil Afternoon DSP in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.


I cut a 4" x 12" piece of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP scored at 5-1/2" and 10".  The edge of the flap was cut using one of the Basic Border dies.  The DSP pouch is secured together using a piece of Pale Papaya 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon.  I used the Daffodil Dies and created a daffodil fashioned after the daffodil on the DSP.  The colors are Very Vanilla, Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, and Pear Pizzaz.  The daffodil is secured on to the pouch with Stampin' DImensionals.


The sentiment is from the Eden's Garden stamp set.  The card is a piece of Basic Black CS 3-7/8" x 5-3/8" and Very Vanilla 3-3/4" x 5-1/4".  

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Teri West has created for you!


Here's a list of all the stops on this month's hop!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

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Thank you for stopping by! 



Brilliant Rainbow and Christmas Cheer Dies

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.  I couldn't resist using some sneak peek products from the upcoming Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration  and the J-J (January-June) 2022 Mini Catalog.


The DSP is called Sunshine & Rainbows and is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices.  This pack of paper is free with a qualifying purchase and coordinates with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies in the J-J Mini catalog.  The rainbow is also cut from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP using the Brilliant Rainbow Dies. I mounted the rainbow on a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cut it out with the dies.   The scalloped Polished Pink border was also cut using the Brilliant Rainbow Dies.


The Polished Pink happy was cut using the Christmas Cheer Dies.  I am sad that these dies are retiring.  You can see the Last Chance list HERE..  I have really enjoyed using the Christmas Cheer dies especially the words.


The little heart underneath the rainbow was cut using the Messages die.  It is just the perfect size for the rainbow.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary team created.